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    Default U.S. names Asian Carp Czar



    We have drug czars, energy czars, actual Russian czars (well, we used to), and -- perhaps a sign that we maybe need a nomenclature czar -- we now have an Asian carp czar. Yesterday The White House announced that a former leader of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the Indiana Wildlife Federation would become the first "Asian carp czar." John Goss will oversee the near $80 million federal response to the Asian carp, a particularly invasive species that is threatening the Great Lakes.

    The fish were imported in the 1970s to help water treatment facilities in the South keep their retention ponds clean. With no natural predators here, the carp have steadily moved toward Chicago in the past few decades, presenting an enormous challenge for scientists and fish biologists. Thus a fish czar. The Bolsheviks may have been the ones to overthrow the monarchy in Russia, but our government is doing a pretty good job of making sure that the term is now not only atavistic -- the use of the word as a political term dates to around World War 1 -- but completely ridiculous. Let's hope that Goss has better luck with the fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    With no natural predators here, the carp have steadily moved toward Chicago in the past few decades
    I hate Illinois carp!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwood P. View Post
    I hate Illinois carp!


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    What will be next - a cow pattie czar??!!
    Rock the Red!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buschman View Post
    What will be next - a cow pattie czar??!!
    Don't give them any ideas......
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    How about an "NFL Officiating Czar"? That shitty call in the Detroit/Chicago game was just about the last straw for me.
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    I honestly thought this was a joke...that is, until I clicked the link...

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    A pancake-bunny czar.
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    The Asian Carp stuff gets a lot of attention in Michigan and surrounding Great Lakes States. There's a lot of fear that if they make headway into Lake Michigan, the carp will be impossible to control and could destroy the ecosystem of all the lakes.


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    Well I donno about carps, and I'm worried in which ways it will affect sushi, but they could well do without a drug czar, end the war on drugs, and save billions of $.
    Hope Cali will legalize and tax in November.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viking View Post
    How about an "NFL Officiating Czar"? That shitty call in the Detroit/Chicago game was just about the last straw for me.
    Really. Its like that legal saying about porn, I dont know how to define it, but i know it when i see it.

    Well, i know a catch in football when i see it...and that was a catch.
    Dealing with it.

 

 

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