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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

The Zebra Mussel is NOT a Terrorist

In a piece dated August 3, 2007, George RINOvich penned a "Voinovich's View" article called "The Second Battle of Lake Erie" that was insulting as it was asinine.

In order to provide some context to the senator's remarks, let's review the "First" Battle of Lake Erie:
The Battle of Lake Erie, sometimes referred to as the Battle of Put-in-Bay, was fought on September 10, 1813 in Lake Erie off the coast of Ohio during the War of 1812. Nine vessels of the United States Navy defeated and captured six vessels of Great Britain’s Royal Navy. This ensured American control of the lake for the remainder of the war, which in turn allowed the Americans to recover Detroit and win the Battle of the Thames to break the Indian confederation of Tecumseh.
So when The Crying Man says...
When I was first elected to the state legislature in 1966, I saw firsthand the effects of pollution on Lake Erie and the surrounding region. I was truly startled by the dramatic toll human carelessness was taking on such a magnificent natural resource – Lake Erie was the poster child for a dying lake.

I committed myself to stopping the deterioration of the Lake and wage what I call the “Second Battle of Lake Erie” – the battle to reclaim and restore Ohio’s Great Lake.
...he is literally equating environmentalism with the brave actions of our United States Navy in the War of 1812.

I don't know about you, but this menu item finds that absurd!

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