Upon hearing of his new name the fish, of course, immediately abandoned its job and went golfing.
Obama’s being honored with this for federalizing even more of the US, ostensibly in the name of “conservation.” He created a “national monument” equal to the size of Texas, placing it under control of the federal government. The more the Fed takes, the less state sovereignty matters. We all love the animals and want to protect the earth, but the last thing that’s going to accomplish that is the federal government taking control.
Bureaucrats and others who rely on the federal teat for their existence love this of course. Because the more of our land and water that is owned by the Fed, the more you need government!
To honor their patron saint of big, incompetent and dangerous government they’ve named a fish after him.
I think we should simply rename the puffer fish.
The puffer fish, any one of the family of tetraodontidae, protects itself in the wild by gulping down water and swelling up its belly to make itself look bigger. It does this because, apparently, it can’t find a way to communicate the simple message, “I am poisonous.”
Instead, they chose this guy:
Cute enough, but I hear it spends everyone else’s money, lies a lot, screws up every other fish’s life, then praises itself, and goes on vacations. Yeah, sounds like a match.
President Obama is getting a new namesake — a just-discovered species of fish.
The fish, discovered 300 feet deep in the waters off Kure Atoll, reminded scientists of Obama’s campaign logo, CNN reported. The dorsal fin coloration of the male is a circular red spot ringed with blue.
“It’s very reminiscent of Obama’s [campaign] logo,” marine biologist Richard Pyle told National Geographic.
“How appropriate that a fish we were thinking about naming after him anyway, just to say thank you for expanding the national monument, happens to have a feature that ties it to the president.”
It’s the one fish known to live only within the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, National Geographic reported.
Obama expanded Papahānaumokuākea last week, making it the largest area of protected water on Earth.
Obama on Thursday accepted a framed plague of the fish, commenting, “Am I wrong here, or is there a familiar name in the middle of this? This is a nice-looking fish.”
Really, the only way to name this fish after Obama would be to include Insufferable Jerk in the name.