08 Sep '11, 11pm

Why Does Congress Hate Pheasants?

Image credit:J. Laumer, circa 1976 Time was, if you were unemployed in the upper Midwest during fall at least you had pheasant season to look forward to. At least that . The fall leaves lifted your mood.. Something good to eat was yours if you shot straight.. A few feathers for your daughter to insert into her braids. And, some bang..bang exercise before the snows came. Not any more. Congress has managed to ruin even that. Congress began by significantly upping corn ethanol incentives, encouraging farmers to plow fence row to fence row. Corn exports were encouraged for a climate-disaster wracked China. 'Why stop here?'...Congress asked itself. It then proceeded to gut the Department of Agriculture conservation reserve budget, encouraging farmers to plow right down to the stream banks, on steep hillsides, and over what had once been soil-conserving grassed water ways. Add t...

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