posted on August 05, 2013 10:03
Some fellow up in the mountains decided it would be a cute idea to drop a possum in a tinsel draped cage twenty feet onto a stage on New Year’s Eve at a party.
To the possum’s chagrin, the State Wildlife Resources Commission agreed it was a cute idea and gave the fool a license.
PETA (the liberal People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) rushed to the terrified possum’s rescue and filed a lawsuit.
A pro-possum judge ruled the Wildlife Resources Commission had overstepped its bounds, slammed down his gavel and said, No more possum drops.
An anti-possum state legislator immediately introduced a bill to make possum drops the law of the land. It passed. And the Governor stopped battling several real crises to sign it.
Then the judge awarded PETA’s attorneys $75,000 in legal fees (all to be paid by taxpayers).
And some people believe government is rational.