Amidst news of more circumstantial evidence of the continued existence of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker is conclusive proof of the continued idiocy of humanity as residents of a coastal North Carolina town rush to destroy the habitat of the red cockaded woodpecker in a frantic effort to avoid becoming designated as home to the endangered species. It makes a certain sense, "If you raze it, they won't come, and we can build as many freaking houses and strip malls as we want."
Along the roadsides, scattered brown bark is all that's left of once majestic pine stands. Mayor Joan Kinney has watched with dismay as waterfront lots across from her home on Big Lake have been gradually stripped to sandy, denuded wasteland.
"Well, it's ruined the beauty of our city," says Kinney.
Oh, can't we all just get along?
(in other news-- yes, it's run-on sentence day. now leave me alone!)