‘They can have my Zebco when they pry it from my cold, dead fingers’

fishing

The Top of the Ticket at the L.A. Times has a delightful piece on the latest topic pushed by Glen Beck and Rush Limbaugh:

President Barack Obama doesn’t just want your gun. He wants your rod-and-reel, too:

Actually the White House has created a task force to study how to better manage the nation’s use of its oceans, perhaps with an eye to limiting — but not eliminating — areas where sport fishing is allowed. There is, after all, an issue of depleting resources. In fact, the International Game Fish Assn. supports sustainable conservation efforts.

But to hear conservative talk show hosts tell it, Obama has already issued an executive order to ban fishing altogether.

On Fox News’ “Glenn Beck” show, the fire-breathing conservative — who apologized to his viewers the other night for giving disgraced Democrat Eric Massa an hour of airtime — blasted the White House for a stealth move to deny Americans their God-given right to fish, “done in darkness by executive order.”

He added: “Forget about the frickin’ fish. People are losing their rights. Who’s more important: the fish or you?”

We always figured that Gov. Sonny Perdue knew something we didn’t when he fired up his “Go Fish Georgia” program.

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The Cynical White Boy

March 11th, 2010
12:54 pm

Looks like Jesus was lucky to be around when he was…..his actions of feeding the multitudes from a few loaves and fishes, and filling up the nets of certain fisherman….would have certainly landed him in HOT WATER with Oblah-blah and PETA.

OutrageThis

March 11th, 2010
1:03 pm

Glenn Beck should be more concerned with any indictments related to the allegations that he raped and murdered a woman in Florida back in the 90’s. An allegation which he has yet to refute by the way.

I’m not saying he did it, I’m just saying it’s interesting that he hasn’t denied these allegations.

reasonable

March 11th, 2010
1:06 pm

Don’t folks read the article before thay jump to their ideologically blinded conclusions? If they did, they would realize that what is actually being talked about by the Administration and supported by the game fish organizations is limits on fishing in certain areas, not some sort of ban. We already have some limits in hunting and fishing today to prevent depletion of both game and fishing. This proposal merely targets these proposals and by the way has absolutely nothing to do with PETA. How anyone can seriously view a performing clown like Glenn Beck, who has been caught out on so many misstatements and lame conspiracy theories over the last few years, is beyond me

RetiredSoldier

March 11th, 2010
1:22 pm

Outrage-

Wouldn’t the fact he was not arrested or convicted be all you need? BTW I understand you were a major drug importer. Do you feel the “need” to deny the allegation?

T-Bone

March 11th, 2010
1:23 pm

@Reasonable: you are right. We have a serious problem in this country. Citizens are deciding to stay informed on the issues by insulating themselves from reality and listening only to fear-mongerers like Beck. As you said, he is regularly debunked, yet his viewers continue to turn a blind eye to the facts and are happy to stick to the inflammatory rhetoric and conspiracy theories.

Challenge some of these “Obama’s a socialist” types on particulars, and usually they cannot come up with any specific policies with which they disagree. I think for most of these folks, they are simply uncomfortable, either consciously or subconsciously, with a black man as president. Demonizing him as a socialist and doubting his citizenship is easier than overt racism.

RetiredSoldier

March 11th, 2010
1:26 pm

T-Bone is Chris Matthews a fear monger? How about the rest of the MSNBC crew? I suppose they are just honest truth tellers, right?

RetiredSoldier

March 11th, 2010
1:28 pm

Specfic polices I disagree w/BO. OK, Obamacare, Cap & tax, alowwing the tax cuts expire, his Supreme Court pick. In fact everything except for his Afgan policy. Does that make me racist?

The Snark

March 11th, 2010
1:34 pm

Hey CYNICAL WHITE BOY:

The Snark

March 11th, 2010
1:37 pm

If Jesus were alive today, your kind would be blasting him from the talk radio pulpits for being a “socialist.” Then, when he gave his speech about visiting the sick and imprisoned, you’d be calling him “soft on crime” and making fun of His name with clever little jibes like “Jesuscare.”

Home School Drop Out

March 11th, 2010
1:40 pm

There were limits on the fishing in the Atlantic over fifteen years on certain fish.
Leave it to JUNKIE RUSH to mislead his followers.
How CLOWN BECK has followers is still a mystery.

RetiredSoldier

March 11th, 2010
1:42 pm

If you had stayed in school, maybe you could have figured out the answer.

Angus

March 11th, 2010
1:47 pm

‘They can have my Zebco when they pry it from my cold, dead fingers’

Galloway, is this a quote or a new-fangled, approach to journalism – third generation, over-sensationalism?

Oh, FYI, and BTW, no where on their website does IFGA support limiting sport fishing.

Republican turned Democrat

March 11th, 2010
1:53 pm

Beck is such a moron. Nothing better to do than stoke up the rednecks. Actually it’s funny that people actually take this guy seriously. I watch CNN, MSNBC and Fox. MSNBC may tilt to the left slightly but Fox is off the charts with bias to the right. It just amazes me the people who believe all that garbage. About 10% of what Fox reports is actually honest. The other 90% is either outright lies or Fox “spin”. Guess they’re in line with the GOP quite well: If you tell a lie enough times, people will start to believe it.

RetiredSoldier

March 11th, 2010
1:58 pm

There you go again RTD. I see the liberal left is as tolerent as ever. No one will take seriously what you say when you say ” MSNBC may tilt to the left slightly” Are you kidding me? Dang even thinking about it gives me a tingle up my leg.

Glad to know Keith O., Ed, Rachel and yes Mr. tingle himself are so “fair and balanced”.

Hazel

March 11th, 2010
1:58 pm

T-Bone is Chris Matthews a fear monger?

Sometimes.
How about the rest of the MSNBC crew?
Sometimes.

Doesn’t really refute the Rush/Beck fear-mongering charge.

DannyX

March 11th, 2010
2:04 pm

Lol The Snark.

If Jesus were alive today the Republicans would dress Jesus up in a pirate costume, create a catchy new song, and pitch the new “Jesus Fish Company.” Free bread with every order.

Be sure to invest in the “Jesus Insurance Company” too A 5 million policy will bring you back to life following your first death. Free eye replacement with the health plan.

NO MEDICARE/MEDICAID

RetiredSoldier

March 11th, 2010
2:05 pm

You are correct Hazel. My point is if you complain about one, be fair and complain about all.

RetiredSoldier

March 11th, 2010
2:06 pm

Dannyx I believe you have it incorrect. I would hope all people, republicans and democrats alike would fall on their face and worship the Lord.

DannyX

March 11th, 2010
2:10 pm

Retired Soldier, just wait until Jesus finds out he can’t sell his wine on Sundays.

RetiredSoldier

March 11th, 2010
2:12 pm

Dannyx, you make think you are cute with your jokes, but I fail to see the humor.

Get it Right

March 11th, 2010
2:22 pm

The Snark: Jesus wasn’t advocating that the government do it! There’s a big difference between the government taking on those actions and individuals being encouraged to do them.

Republican turned Democrat

March 11th, 2010
2:23 pm

RS, I’m hardly a liberal, I know you’d like to think so since I don’t buy off on Beck’s constant twisting and re-twisting of truth like you. I’m also not conservative. I apply common sense now. My point was MSNBC doesn’t come close to twisting things left as Fox does to the right. I have never seen a network skewer things in the manner that Fox does. Of course Fox programming is designed to attract a certain following of the close-minded, less educated types.

Junior Samples

March 11th, 2010
2:25 pm

As long as they don’t limit noodlin’ in the catfish holes, I’m alright

Republican turned Democrat

March 11th, 2010
2:29 pm

That’s why Fox and the GOP get along so well, both support the rich businessman who is good at selling their following buckets of dog crap that they shovel down their throat while he get’s richer. There’s Fox and the GOP telling those same people over and over again that it’s good for them, eat, all the while thinking how else can they take advantage of the working class.

Alan

March 11th, 2010
2:32 pm

Both sides of this story are spinning the story greatly. Let’s just stick to the facts. Already, there are bans on some fishing. There are certain species banned from fishing for and there are many no fishing zones in place that used to be great fishing areas. These closures are put in place based on studies from federal agencies. There are already many agencies and councils in place to man these studies. Obama said he is would support no fishing zones if the science says it is necessary. Obama is creating another council that many will say is unnecessary. Is Obama overstepping the line, I don’t know. IF you research the impacts of the fishing laws and recent activities of the government concerning fishing, it is easy to see that most of the measures have support commercial fishing over recreational fishing. Maybe Obama wants to make sure the studies are fair or maybe he wants to make sure the special interest groups win (being environmental groups) so that all fishermen lose. No spin – what is everyone’s take on this issue now?

RetiredSoldier

March 11th, 2010
2:33 pm

RTD-
“close minded less educated types” well golly pete, I’ve finally been outed! Dang nab it, third grade was always the best three years of my life.

For you info, I watch Beck maybe once every couple of months. I watch Mr. Tingle far more often than Beck. Why? Because I want to know what the otherside is saying.

Not a liberal eh? Ok, take my test. A simple yes or no will suffice.

1. Do you support Obammacare?
2. Do you support Cap & Trade?
3. Do you think forgein terrorists should be tried by the military or civilian courts?
4. Do you support the repeal of don’t ask don’t tell?
5. Do you think Eric Holder has been a good Atty General?

RetiredSoldier

March 11th, 2010
2:36 pm

Hey Junior, how many of these high brow people do you think know what noodlin’ is?

RetiredSoldier

March 11th, 2010
2:37 pm

Please phone your answer in to BR-549, thank you.

DannyX

March 11th, 2010
2:38 pm

So the Republican view is that a hypothetical Sen Jesus (R) would vote for a 664 billion dollar defense budget and then filibuster government health care?

Don Robinson

March 11th, 2010
2:45 pm

First step to limit fishing should be to ban professional fishing tournaments. Having people make millions of dollars catching bass just isn’t right.

Republican turned Democrat

March 11th, 2010
2:51 pm

Obamacare – Fox coined term to degrade an honorable President’s attempt to ensure available and affordable healthcare for all.

Cap and Trade – Beck would have you think Obama wants to throw you in jail for emitting methane from your backside but really it’s simply not allowing GOP supported companies to ruin the environment by enforcing strict environmental accountability without inhibiting economic growth and rewarding innovation, efficiency.

Not a legal expert, will leave the terrorist trials argument up to those that are. I will say I don’t think people should sit and rot in cages indefinitely without some sort of trial.

Being that “Don’t ask, don’t tell” was a Dem policy, yes I support the repeal. It never should have gone to that. I agree with Gen. Petraeus’s view on the Gays in the Military.

Eric Holder isn’t perfect but is definitely an improvement over his predecessors Ashcroft, Gonzales and Mukasey.

If those thoughts have you label me a liberal, so be it. But it’s more middle of the road when you consider than 70% of America would agree with me.

RetiredSoldier

March 11th, 2010
2:55 pm

Well RTD, tomorrow when you shave, please say hello to a liberal. You can say all you want otherwise, but liberal you are. Be proud and stick your chest out. Besides, u have a president and both houses of Congress that agree with you. Happy days are here again.

But moderate, you are not.

Fishhooks

March 11th, 2010
2:56 pm

I enjoy having the right to fish, but I also want my children to have that same right. When a fish species becomes threatened by overfishing, then the gov’t must step in to protect the species for future generations. Conservatives are always so caught up in themselves that they fail to see that our actions today will have an effect on the quality of life for future americans. Selffish…..

RetiredSoldier

March 11th, 2010
2:57 pm

I missed the last line RTD. If you think 70% of the public agrees with you, further proof of your liberalism, you must be the owner of a fine pair of rose colored glasses.

DICK

March 11th, 2010
3:09 pm

If RTD is labeling Obunda as an honorable president with the socialist programs he has installed and wants to install, man have I got a deal for you. I have an ocean side mansion that has 8800 square feet, pool, and spa that is only 30 minute boat ride high tide and 45 minutes low tide from Vegas. You interested.

DICK

March 11th, 2010
3:10 pm

Obma can’t take Zebco’s. These deat beat butts that continue to father children by different women won’t hae anything to do during the day. They fish at day and fettish at night.

Republican turned Democrat

March 11th, 2010
3:13 pm

RS, I am proud of who I am, not what or who you say I am. But thanks for your opinion, which is all it amounts to. To think you honestly believe the public at-large would agree with you? You must be buying off on them Fox News polls again!

I’ll tell you what though, liberal, moderate, conservative –whatever, one of these days we must have a beer together. I’ll have my Mich-lite and you can have whatever Fox tells you to drink, *wink* deal?

lmno

March 11th, 2010
3:14 pm

I am a fisherman, and frequently take trips into the Atlantic and Gulf to catch.

There are currently limits on the size and amounts of certain fish you can catch. Take Red Snapper for example. They want you to release any Red Snapper under a certain length. (I wanna say 16 inches) The logic behind this is sound. You are releasing fish to breed and increase numbers. However, in practice this isn’t working. We typically pull these fish from the ocean floor, which is several hundred feet deep. The fish struggles to the surface. He is brought into the boat, unhooked, measured, and then tossed back. In my experience, these fish are eaten by dolphins or birds more times than not. Many times they are too exhausted to swim.

Anyway, I am for regulating our fishing because I love our oceans. However, the regulations should work.

For those against fishing regulations, go watch “The Cove” and find out what people do when unchecked by Government.

DannyX

March 11th, 2010
3:15 pm

It hasn’t always been that way Fishhooks.

The Republicans gave us the liberal by today’s standards, Endangered Species Act and the Environmental Protection Agency. They even gave the EPA real regulatory authority. Impossible in today’s govern by lobby government.

RetiredSoldier

March 11th, 2010
3:19 pm

Deal on the beer, of course you should be proud of who you are. I just was surprised you were in such denial. There is nothing wrong with being liberal, other than being out of touch with reality!

P.S. I guess the only polls you accept are the daily kos polls. Hmmm, now I really think they are fair and balanced.

DannyX

March 11th, 2010
3:32 pm

From Foxnews.com Feb 26 2010. Here you go “Corporal.”

“”"”Public opinion is a different matter. Both a recent “Fox News Opinion Dynamics Poll” and the same “The Military Times” survey found a large majority of civilians favor the idea of allowing gays to serve. In the Fox News poll, it was split 61 to 30 percent in favor, while the “Military Times” showed 69 percent favor it and 26 percent don’t.”"”"”"”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/02/25/military-leaders-divided-repeal-gay-ban/

Is that “conservative” enough? L-O-L

Republican turned Democrat

March 11th, 2010
3:39 pm

To set the record straight, I have rarely changed my views. The parties themselves are the ones moving right and left. My views are and have always been pretty much the same. Before GW took office, they lined up mostly with the GOP. The GOP has gone so far right and gotten out of touch with mainstream America that myself and majority of the country aligns slightly more with the Dems.

Zon

March 11th, 2010
3:41 pm

Glenn Beck is not a conservative; he says he is a libertarian.

Republican turned Democrat

March 11th, 2010
3:43 pm

By the way, Gen Petraeus isn’t opposed to gays serving openly in the military. I guess he is a liberal. He’ll probably be banned by Fox now. He did a fine job cleaning up the GW-Rumsfeld mess in Iraq and is doing a fine job refocusing efforts in Afghanistan.

Republican turned Democrat

March 11th, 2010
3:44 pm

Anyway, about the fishing…doesn’t anyone use bamboo poles anymore?

Barqs

March 11th, 2010
3:51 pm

RTD –

Health care does need reform. But direct government involvement would be a disaster, regardless of what you call it. There isn’t one single government program that operates efficiently, with any sort of fiscal accountability. Why would health care be any different?

And I just can’t let this one pass. MSNBC tilts slightly left? Slightly? Really?

Get It Right

March 11th, 2010
3:51 pm

Hey, Get it Right @ 2:22. I want my name back, please…

Republican turned Democrat

March 11th, 2010
3:59 pm

Direct government involvement a disaster? Sometimes it is but without government involvement in regulating industries, we’d be in a cesspool of a country with pollution, crime, and everything else totally out of control. Regulation is ESPECIALLY needed in healthcare as for years it’s been getting worse and worse. It’s not a government takeover as the GOP and Fox want you to believe. It’s government regulation curbing in the bad practices that have been going on far too long putting more in the pockets of the industry while leaving hospitals in the red and those less fortunate without treatment.

RetiredSoldier

March 11th, 2010
4:03 pm

There ya go again RTD, it will always go back to the evil empire, George Bush. Come on guy, he has been gone for 14 months. There has to be a limit to the “blame the previous guy”. Funny, BO is executing the Bush plan in Iraq, though Biden isn’t smart enough to realize it. Biden thinks he and BO should get the credit. If Biden had his way Iraq would have been carved up.

RetiredSoldier

March 11th, 2010
4:08 pm

We have government regulation in healthcare, at the state level. Remember, we are supposed to still have federalism here if the Constitution in still a viable document.

BTW, where in the Constitution does it address the federal governments role in healthcare? I seem to have missed that part.