Sit on a statue, bathe in a puddle and shit on a shiny washed car. It's a great day to be a pigeon in Oklahoma!
Earlier this week, Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe cowardly bowed to the demands of politically correct animal rights activists and other decent human beings by agreeing to cancel his annual Pigeon Slaughter Jubilee Circle Jerk fundraiser. It's was the ridiculously disturbing event where Jim and his buddies would slaughter pigeons, form a circle, and then...
You know what, I'll spare you the details. Here's the rest of the story via NewsOK.com:
A yearslong saga between an animal rights group and U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe over pigeons has ended.
Inhofe's re-election campaign in previous years has hosted annual pigeon shoots to raise funds. Those shoots have drawn the ire of Showing Animals Respect and Kindness, or SHARK, an Illinois-based group which considers them cruel.
On Jan. 19, Inhofe's field representative, Baxter Lewallen, wrote an email to an Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation game warden, announcing an end to the shoots.
"I am happy to let you know that this year, and going forward, we are going to halt the 'old world pigeon shoot' in favor of wild dove hunts on both Friday and Saturday," he said. "I know this event has caused some tension in the past, so I hope this move will allow us to rebuild those relationships."
Whew! That's a relief. It's nice to see Inhofe has some ethics and is now going to only shoot and kill wild doves with advanced projectile technology. I was worried they were going to replace the pigeon shoot with the Inhofe Family Pigeon Propeller Toss – a fun, family-themed event where Jim and his oil industry friends toss live pigeons (and stacks of studies on global warming) into the moving propeller blades of one of his Cessnas.
Anyway, now that Jim Inhofe has shown his has some semblance of a soul or conscience, I wonder what he's going to do next? Acknowledge that global warming is a real and present danger? Stop trying to take away affordable healthcare from millions of Americans? Do everyone a favor and resign? I doubt it.