I don’t know, man. At this point I’m pretty much convinced that DC politicians – maybe politicians everywhere, except a few in Wisconsin – are what happens when you give a hooker the IQ of a donut (the hole part, not the dough part). In other words, they can be bought for any amount, no [...]
E15. Ever heard of it? The folks at BoatUS say that “trailerboaters” [is that us?!] will “need to remain extra vigilant when filling up their truck and trailered boat at the local gas station” because of E15 – aka gasoline with up to 15% ethanol, aka acid, recently permitted by the US EPA for 2001 [...]
Here’s a quiz for ya: How many non-pro, non-tournament organizations paid out $1.2 million in just over 5 months this year for landing rod-caught fish? None? Nope. The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). Back in the early days of BassParade – a couple months ago… – we ran a piece about Nikolay Zaremskiy of Gresham, OR, a [...]
In case you missed it last Friday, the EPA laid the smackdown on the enviro-nuts who think banning lead in fishing tackle and ammunition is the ultimate solution to waterfowl mortality. While it gets the point across, we feel that the EPA’s letter rejecting the bird-brained petition (pun definitely intended) doesn’t quite possess the true oomph [...]
Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) has introduced legislation that would place limits on the EPA’s jurisdiction over certain sporting goods under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The part of this BassParaders will be interested in is the part that would limit the EPA’s ability to ban lead in fishing lures. The bill is in response [...]
Those pesky Asian carp have been in the headlines a lot lately. Last week we saw the appointment of America’s first “carp czar“, and then there was the genesis of the giggle-inducing “Until You Beat Them, Eat Them” campaign courtesy of Michigan congressman Dave Camp. Carp czar? Congressman? We don’t need no stinkin’ politicians! We’ve [...]
Did you know that 10 states currently guarantee the right to hunt and fish in their constitutions? And this page tells us that citizens of Arizona, Arkansas, South Carolina and Tennessee will get to vote on amendments that decide whether their respective states will be added to this short list later this year.
I don’t know which dumb thing to start with, but both of these belong in the category “you can’t make this stuff up.” Carp Czar Our amazing country has some problems right now, notably financial ones like: T-word national debt, Congress and the president spending like it’s their last year on Earth, sending as much [...]