Like I've always said, conservatives hate hu-manatee.
Everybody knows what the tea party members oppose. High taxes. Big government. Obama's health care plan. High-speed rail.
Now, for at least some local tea party members, there's one more to add: manatee protection.
A Citrus County tea party group has announced that it's fighting new restrictions on boating and other human activities in Kings Bay that have been proposed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
"We cannot elevate nature above people," explained Edna Mattos, 63, leader of the Citrus County Tea Party Patriots, in an interview. "That's against the Bible and the Bill of Rights."
I can't make this shit up, there are people who really believe this.
Tea party members are far from alone in opposing the new rules. The Crystal River City Council and Citrus County Commission contend the new regulations will be bad for the local economy.
There must be a lot of stupid crazy idiots in the Crystal River area, there's a nuclear power plant in the area and it must rot their brains somehow. But semitious kidding aside, why would further manatee protection be bad for the economy? Much of Crystal River's economy is ecotourism to you know, SEE THE MANATEES. You would think the people there would want there to be more manatees, not fewer. Unless the economy issue is just a cover and these people really just hate manatees and other endangered species.
One more little gem:
Mattos said she enjoys showing off the manatees to her grandchildren, but she had little use for the Save the Manatee Club, explaining, "If some of these environmental movements had been around in the days of the dinosaurs, we'd be living in Jurassic Park now."
Now they are just being retared. Dinosaurs died off millions of years before humans, this would only make sense if you believe humans and dinosaurs existed at the same time...oh wait.