Damn, Monday Motes

Words, just words: It is not “Gun Safety” legislation. It is, and always has been, about “Gun Control”. They can call it anything they like, of it places limits on what you can or can’t do, it is control.

It’s a big’un: Well, it’s snake hunting season in Florida. The python and anaconda snake s have become major problems due to the lack of natural predators. A team of researchers at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida captured a 215-pound, 17.7-foot Burmese python at the beginning of the new year. The biologists eventually dragged the python out of the woods and humanely euthanized her so that can be studied for future scientific research and preserved for educational outreach. And you thought the Molokai Rattlesnake Round-up was exciting.

Oh Canada, Glorious and free: Well, not exactly free.  In the podcast clip that aired on June 8, P.M. Trudeau said Canadians were only able to obtain firearms for hunting and sports shooting, and that people in his country who want a gun for self-protection do not have that right. “There are debates and we have a culture where the difference is guns can be used for hunting or for sport shooting in Canada. And there’s lots of gun owners and they’re mostly law respecting and law abiding, but you can’t use a gun for self-protection in Canada, no you don’t get that,” Trudeau said. I wonder how many Canadians agree.

He who controls the land: He’s one of the richest men in the world and the largest individual owner of farmland in the country. The deal, which closed last November, involved roughly 2,100 acres in Pembina and Walsh Counties, at a total price of approximately $13.5 million, the outlet said. As of last year, he and his now ex-wife, Melinda, owned an estimated 242,000 acres of farmland across the country. I guess he’s just a gentleman farmer. Yeah?

You got to blow your own horn: A bloodhound named Trumpet won Best in Show at the 146th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Wednesday night. This was the first time in the history of the show, which has run since 1877, that a bloodhound has placed first in the most prestigious dog show in the United States. Trumpet – whose show name was GCHB CH Flessner’s Toot My Own Horn – beat out Winston the French bulldog, Hollywood the Maltese, River the German Shepherd, Belle the English Setter, Striker the Samoyed, and MM the Lakeland Terrier in the Best in Show round, after taking first prize in the hound group round. Congratulations Trumpet.

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