Discussing a bill that pertains to wild birds so directly as this one is a perfect example of politics that is appropriate for this list. Likewise, the labeling of Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach as a "nut-job" is as good an example of the type that is not. I appreciate the original poster's outrage, but nevertheless, name-calling undermines the message, and tends to steer the discussion away from what could have been a productive conversation about conservation, stimulating instead a completely unproductive argument about the name-calling itself.


Dave Scheu

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