November 05, 2014
Plus LePage Got Re-elected!

I knew if I looked hard enough there’d be some good news coming out of yesterday’s election. From the New York Times::

PORTLAND, Maine — Bear hunting with bait, dogs, traps will stay legal in Maine because voters rejected a ballot initiative to ban the methods.

Animal rights advocates and others pushed for the law change, which they said would have eliminated cruel and unsportsmanlike hunting methods. Hunting groups, outfitters and the state Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife campaigned hard against the referendum.

Bait — typically sugary human food such as doughnuts — is by far the most common method of bear hunting and accounts for about four-fifths of the hunt.


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Posted by Jerome Doolittle at November 05, 2014 02:19 PM
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So far the only bright spots are the passage of recreational marijuana in Oregon, Alaska and DC (which the Congress will probably squash), and the anti-GMO ordnance in Maui County. With voters like these, the country might as well light up a joint and get wasted.

Posted by: Charles D on November 5, 2014 4:17 PM

The Dems in Iowa held on to their one-seat majority in the state senate. For the last four years, it's allowed them to hold back the worst of the wingnut ideas that otherwise would be pouring out of the legislature as bills and probably getting signed by the governor. So that's something.

Posted by: Tim on November 6, 2014 1:18 PM
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