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A little good news

Because the MSM (and of course most of the gunblogosphere) is currently “all murder, all the time,” I thought a bit of good news was in order (courtesy of MJR).

Seems recently the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife “requested” access to a creekside property to survey for some frog you’ve never heard of.

The homeowners said yes. That is, they said yes … BUT.

I think their response will cheer you.


(And if you need a laugh booster shot later in the day, come back to the blog after noon. Got another funny queued up for you.)


  1. MamaLiberty
    MamaLiberty June 13, 2016 10:36 am

    That’s hysterical. 🙂

    Dealing with the fish and game people here is getting interesting. The budget problems have reduced the “service,” but not the regulation, of course.

    The other day I saw a dead deer by the road, likely hit by a vehicle. They’d pulled the thing off the pavement, but only just. I called the sheriff’s office, since the new phone book has no number for the game people, and was told they no longer had an office in this town. Oh, and they no longer picked up dead deer either. (Remember that the regulations REQUIRE us to call them, and you can’t just haul it off yourself…)

    I thought a moment, then said I understood, but wondered if the sheriff’s deputy who lived on the other side of the road would appreciate the smell of the dead deer coming at him with the prevailing west wind.

    She hemmed and hawed a bit, then said she’d “call somebody.”

    And you know, that afternoon when I drove to town the deer was gone. Wonder how that happened.

  2. Laird
    Laird June 13, 2016 11:25 am

    I’m astounded that they actually asked for permission.

    And yes, the response was amusing. But apparently the homeowner knew personally the ODFW officer (see the last few paragraphs of the article); I suspect that if you sent something like this to a run-of-the-mill bureaucrat whom you didn’t know the response might not be terribly pleasant.

  3. just waiting
    just waiting June 13, 2016 12:03 pm

    You were right, I did need that. Thanks Claire.

    Sad part is, they probably could have copied and pasted this straight from a fedgov page.

    Like C says, there’s a lot of rules to be free

  4. idahobob
    idahobob June 14, 2016 5:25 am

    That was definitely a good ‘un.

    Actually I was surprised that ODFW asked permission, instead of just showing up and doing what they wanted to do.


  5. Old Printer
    Old Printer June 20, 2016 8:49 pm

    I debated whether to post a response to this sardonic and very clever little punch in the eye to “them” what would rule us. Unfortunately, it’s probably true that Oregon wants their property.

    You may remember, Claire, that I posted here about my property up in your neck of the woods thinking that maybe you had stumbled across it on one of your walks in the wild. Well the bastards won. Columbia Land Trust now owns it. I hung on as long as possible but after they got a wetlands declaration on the old dairy pasture part of it, and let me know that the rest of the uphill portion would be considered “buffer zone” I realized that it was a losing battle. They had already acquired the large adjacent piece to the west and wanted mine because a stream runs through it. Fish habitat bullshit. The purchase was funded by Bonneville Power, meaning our and your tax dollars. They won’t be happy until they have us all corralled into little cubicles in some godforsaken city, categorized and marked, and dehumanized to the point of slaves. Yeah, I’m a little bitter about it. May they rot in hell.

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