Crapo, Risch Sponsor Bear Skin Rug Bill

Just in time for weekend news reports comes a bill introduced in the U.S. Senate for Americans who legally killed polar bears in Canada five years ago, but didn’t get their trophy furs across the border before the 2008 law banning import of dead bear parts was passed.
Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch introduced something called the “POLAR BEAR CONSERVATION AND FAIRNESS ACT OF 2013.” The bill does nothing in the way of conservation for polar bears, probably is more humiliating than fair to the bears, and obviously would apply to a very select group of hunters who killed a bear 5 years ago and still want to bring home “proof of purchase.”

The GUARDIAN suggests the more appropriate name for the bill would be the “BIG BAD BEAR BILL” or perhaps the “NAKED BABY PHOTO BACKGROUND” bill. The SENATORS would no doubt appreciate your constituent comments.

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  1. grumpy ole man
    Apr 26, 2013, 5:39 pm

    Well, I suppose it does protect the rights of gun owners, so we should all be for it, right? Good of these good ole boys to be so forth-right in taking such a meaningful stance on this important to so many issue, sortta makes ya pround to be from Ideeho, don’t it.

  2. chicago sam
    Apr 26, 2013, 7:43 pm

    Nothing quite like rolling with your honey on a lovely bearskin rug

  3. Awwwwwwwwwww……….
    Ain’t it turrible that them Polar bear killers can’t bring home their booty (meaning the skins not their asses). Nothing like our sainted I-da-Ho senators putting up a mega-important bill like this one. Does ye ol heart good, eh?

  4. Rod in SE Boise
    Apr 27, 2013, 1:23 pm

    I asked the Senator, on Twitter, how many dead polar bears are we talking about. No answer. I should have asked how much of a contribution (bribe) he got from the hunter (s) that were affected.

  5. well leave it to Crapo to waste time and money… Where does ole Raul stand on this issue…lol

  6. But we just keep voting these guys in!.

  7. Im a native Idahoan, own lots of guns, and have used them in Alaska.

    Id like to ask the senators publicly if this is a valid use of their time.

    With huge problems at our doorstep we really spent time and energy on this?

    I think its time for some sort of penalty for bringing merit less or frivolous legislation to the floor. Sanctions can be levied against such foolishness in our judicial system why do we put up with it here?

    The saddest part is that whoever specially motivated our senators into this blatant self serving act is certainly wealthy enough to buy a legally harvested rug without dragging the rest of the state down the road of their discontent.

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