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Stranded pelican stuck until after government shutdown
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Posted on 01/12/2019 9:44:28 AM PST by TigerClaws

Edited on 01/12/2019 11:03:11 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

NARRAGANSETT, R.I. (AP) — A pelican that landed near docks in Rhode Island will likely remain stranded in chilly New England until after the end of the partial federal government shutdown.

The Providence Journal reports that the juvenile brown pelican — who may have been steered north by recent high winds — had become a local sensation delighting local bird watchers and dock workers who nicknamed him “Bert.”


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Actual “news” story today.
1 posted on 01/12/2019 9:44:28 AM PST by TigerClaws
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Actual “news” story today.

Throwing everything against the wall.

2 posted on 01/12/2019 9:45:27 AM PST by Drew68
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Check out the comments.

https://mobile.twitter.com/ap/status/1084133166871396354?s=12


3 posted on 01/12/2019 9:45:46 AM PST by TigerClaws
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Pelican stew anyone?


4 posted on 01/12/2019 9:45:50 AM PST by oldasrocks
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Stranded pelican stuck until after government shutdown

And this passes for News these days??

Truly Pathetic.

5 posted on 01/12/2019 9:46:08 AM PST by CptnObvious (Question her now.)
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Believe it or not, we have pelicans here in eastern Kansas. They are not endangered nor are the in wildlife preserves. They are wild and free.


6 posted on 01/12/2019 9:46:54 AM PST by Mercat
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>>>said they can’t get the needed federal permits to move him across state lines to a more southern location<<<

I think I see the problem. I tried to find the word “Pelican” in the text of the United States Constitution and it apparently was accidentally left out by the Founding Fathers.


7 posted on 01/12/2019 9:48:40 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (Democracy, two Wolves and one Sheep deciding what's for Dinner.)
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I think rotisseried would be better with dry rub.

Mmmmmm


8 posted on 01/12/2019 9:49:13 AM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit)
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Somebody should have thought about making the filling out of Federal permits to move pelicans “across state lines” an essential Federal government function. Dumb move on the bureaucrats part to drop the ball on this.


9 posted on 01/12/2019 9:49:13 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (#NotARussianBot)
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This is how desperate the MSM is to try and pin blame on the president. A f**king pelican is now more important than national security in their eyes. These people are despicable, and no champion of the American people!


10 posted on 01/12/2019 9:51:31 AM PST by dowcaet
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Well, this changes my mind. /s


11 posted on 01/12/2019 9:51:55 AM PST by Moonman62 (Give a man a fish and he'll be a Democrat. Teach a man to fish and he'll be a responsible citizen.)
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So we need to pay up so 800,000 federal employees can go back to work to take care of birds that are too stupid to fly to where it is warm?


12 posted on 01/12/2019 9:52:13 AM PST by shelterguy
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BE ON THE LOOKOUT...


13 posted on 01/12/2019 9:52:21 AM PST by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Psalm ( 32:12))
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Transporting the pelican across state lines may be a violation of the Mann Act. On a recent drive I became very disturbed. The sight of all those infants lying in the gutters was bad enough but when I saw a gentleman in a three piece suit on the side of the road selling pencils I realized we were in real trouble.


14 posted on 01/12/2019 9:53:04 AM PST by Vehmgericht
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Pelicans named Bert hardest hit!


15 posted on 01/12/2019 9:53:26 AM PST by 4yearlurker ("There stands mother under the oleanders,open the windows." A dying cowboys last words,1879.)
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pelicans being separated from their parents? this truly is evil < /sarc>
16 posted on 01/12/2019 9:53:27 AM PST by TheRightGuy
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They said the pelican is in a wildlife sanctuary now, that is a good place for it.


17 posted on 01/12/2019 9:55:26 AM PST by Innovative
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Too bad it wasn’t a Sandhill crane, the so called “ribeye in the sky”, because that is one great tasting bird! A pelican will have a fishy flavor considering all of the seafood it consumes. No thanks.


18 posted on 01/12/2019 9:55:36 AM PST by dowcaet
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Jonathan Livingston Pelican always wanted to fly faster than the other pelicans.

But he ended up in a sanctuary instead.

Nope.....it’ll never work as a book.


19 posted on 01/12/2019 9:56:31 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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Old Joke.

During the Depression a guy was standing on a street corner holding a sign that said “Apples for Sale, $5,000 each”.

A guy stops, looks at the sign and say, are you crazy, how do you expect to sell any Apples?

The Seller responds, I only have to sell one.


20 posted on 01/12/2019 9:59:08 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (Democracy, two Wolves and one Sheep deciding what's for Dinner.)
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