Monday, December 5, 2011

Weapons of Moose Destruction

It was good to see the Star Tribune editorial against a bill that would erode environmental protection along the U.S.-Canada border by handing control over to the Department of Homeland Security.

For those not familiar with northern Minnesota, much of it a wilderness area called the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA), where no mechanized vehicles are allowed. The proposed changes would allow DHS to put in roads at will and drive wherever they they see fit to prevent terrorists or whoever from wandering in from Canada. Right.

Much as I liked the editorial, I thought Steve Sack's cartoon from a few weeks ago probably made the case against the bill more simply and effectively:

4 panel cartoon showing Predator drones (mosquitoes), roadside explosive devices (skunks), sleeper cell activity (bears in hibernation), weapons of moose destruction (DHS bulldozer bearing down on a frantic moose)

(Click to enlarge.)

1 comment:

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

Love the cartoon. Hate the proposed legislation.