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In nod to cultural sensitivity, Minnesota considers renaming Asian carp to 'invasive carp'
Star Tribune ^ | 3/27/14 | Mike Cronin - ap

Posted on 03/27/2014 6:35:16 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

ST. PAUL, Minn. — The troublesome fish currently known as Asian carp may get a new name in Minnesota over concern that the current one casts people from Asian cultures in a negative light.

Proposals advancing in the Legislature would require the Department of Natural Resources to refer to the fish as "invasive carp," a reference to the threat the non-native fish pose to Mississippi River-area ecosystems.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Minnesota; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: asian; carp; cultural; democrats; fish; invasive; minnesota; mn; pc; renaming; sensitivity; wassis
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Keep in mind this state has sent Keith Ellison and Al Franken to represent them in CONgre$$.. talk about 'invasive'.. but who am I to carp?
1 posted on 03/27/2014 6:35:16 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Bottom line: Is the fish edible?


2 posted on 03/27/2014 6:35:58 PM PDT by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m partial to invasive asian carp.


3 posted on 03/27/2014 6:36:13 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Publius

almost anything that swims is.. these babies fly to.. I think.. not as tasty as smelt but Hey.. smoke ‘em if ya got ‘em. That’s what we did with suckers.


4 posted on 03/27/2014 6:37:24 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

“The troublesome fish currently known as Asian carp may get a new name in Minnesota over concern that the current one casts people from Asian cultures in a negative light. “

There really is no hope for us.


5 posted on 03/27/2014 6:37:52 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: cripplecreek

maybe the deep freeze&ice in the Great Lakes will help curb them a bit.


6 posted on 03/27/2014 6:38:29 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I can see renaming it if it had an offensive name like Chink Fish but it’s a name describing where it’s from. Cmon.


7 posted on 03/27/2014 6:38:31 PM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: NormsRevenge

What about white perch? black drum? What does Shad think of shad? Are cats offended by catfish? Are carpenters offended by hammerhead sharks?


8 posted on 03/27/2014 6:38:58 PM PDT by posterchild
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To: Publius

Is the fish edible?

Once you get passed the smell you have it licked.


9 posted on 03/27/2014 6:39:00 PM PDT by Autonomous User
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To: NormsRevenge

I favor “invasive PC crap.”


10 posted on 03/27/2014 6:39:08 PM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: NormsRevenge

The billions of dollars being showered on Chicago isn’t slowing them down any.


11 posted on 03/27/2014 6:40:09 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: NormsRevenge

How about “divisive crap” ?


12 posted on 03/27/2014 6:40:15 PM PDT by mikrofon (Offensive P.C.)
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To: NormsRevenge

As an Italian cook, I’m always checking out whether something is edible and the best way to cook it.


13 posted on 03/27/2014 6:40:31 PM PDT by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Why? Are they Meskin?


14 posted on 03/27/2014 6:40:44 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Let’s call it the “Oriental Carp” and be thoroughly politically incorrect.


15 posted on 03/27/2014 6:42:34 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: NormsRevenge
In nod to cultural sensitivity, Minnesota considers renaming Asian carp to 'invasive carp',

Someone please, make it stop. I can't take it any more.

16 posted on 03/27/2014 6:43:27 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Publius

It doesn’t matter if they’re edible if people don’t want to fish for them. I doubt they would come anywhere near sustaining the 6 to 10 billion dollar sportfishing industry in Michigan.


17 posted on 03/27/2014 6:43:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: headstamp 2

Can we re-name the Great White Shark? I’m feeling kinda dissed.


18 posted on 03/27/2014 6:44:05 PM PDT by dagogo redux
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To: NormsRevenge

While they are at it they should reconsider their state Motto. (Ten thousand lakes)

They need to be more considerate:

“Ten Thousand Lakes; But not as many as Wisconsin.”


19 posted on 03/27/2014 6:44:43 PM PDT by Zeneta (Thoughts in time and out of season.)
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To: cripplecreek

Ah, sports fishing. That immediately makes me think of pike. Great predator fish. Carp just tends to lay there.


20 posted on 03/27/2014 6:45:37 PM PDT by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: Chickensoup
Oriental carp.

My first thought is chilies (Szechuan) and bean sprouts (Cantonese) in a soy sauce base.

Mm-mm-mm.

21 posted on 03/27/2014 6:48:15 PM PDT by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: Publius
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22 posted on 03/27/2014 6:48:20 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

I would steam that sucker.


23 posted on 03/27/2014 6:48:54 PM PDT by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: Publius

I hear ya on pike,, no sport to carp tho, best to just corner ‘em and use pitchforks to ‘harvest’.


24 posted on 03/27/2014 6:50:11 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hell, I’d just use a net.


25 posted on 03/27/2014 6:52:31 PM PDT by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Rename it the “Leland Yee carp.” He was trying to foment an invasion, so it fits.


26 posted on 03/27/2014 6:56:02 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Blog: www.BackwoodsEngineer.com)
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To: headstamp 2

The troublesome fish currently known as Asian carp may get a new name in Minnesota over concern that the current one casts people from Asian cultures in a negative light. “

There really is no hope for us.
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LOL LMAO! I was thinking the same thing. Best laugh/line of my week.


27 posted on 03/27/2014 6:57:46 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (luke 6:38)
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To: cripplecreek; Publius

Ya they’re edible, but cannot hold a candle to a Walleye.

European carp have been here awhile but haven’t overwhelmed the native species.

But, there’s very little I can do about any of it. Smoked and pressure-cooked, carp can be quite tasty.

IMHO, nothing beats walleye. Crappie are close, but you can’t get a 1” thick fillet off one...


28 posted on 03/27/2014 6:58:10 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: backwoods-engineer

Hey, when your cohort in ‘crime’ goes by ‘Shrimp Boy’,, its time for a new line of work.


29 posted on 03/27/2014 6:58:10 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Is it okay if we just call them “undocumented carp”?


30 posted on 03/27/2014 7:01:02 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: One Name

one inch fillets off a crappie, we used to come close, we used to get some nice slabs but I doubt there are many 1 1/2 to 2 pound crappies around these days. takes a lot of feed to get that big. I actually liked panfish the best, walleye was always at the top of the menu too, if ya could catch the dang things.


31 posted on 03/27/2014 7:01:06 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Publius
Bottom line: Is the fish edible?

Almost anything is edible if you deep fry it.

32 posted on 03/27/2014 7:09:54 PM PDT by CommerceComet (Ignore the GOP-e. Cruz to victory in 2016.)
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To: NormsRevenge

They (walleye) are scarce here in KS compared to up nort.

Crappie are fairly plentiful but a big sow is 3/4lb, 15” or a little more.

Had a brother-in-law who was hooked up at Lake Erie and we could not get enough of those 6-8 lb walleye!


33 posted on 03/27/2014 7:12:12 PM PDT by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: NormsRevenge

About the cleanest fish there is.


34 posted on 03/27/2014 7:12:26 PM PDT by Karl Spooner
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To: NormsRevenge

I guess “slanty-eyed devil carp” is out of the question.


35 posted on 03/27/2014 7:13:24 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: NormsRevenge

This is ignorant. While blacks tend to be hypersensitive about such things, other minorities tend to not give two hoots, excepting a very small, radical minority within the minority.

This includes American Indians, several varieties of Asian, an almost meaningless term, as well as several varieties of “Hispanic”, which is almost as meaningless.


36 posted on 03/27/2014 7:20:01 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: Publius
Carp just tends to lay there.

Come back after you've hooked one with a fly rod.

37 posted on 03/27/2014 7:21:15 PM PDT by Octar
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To: NormsRevenge
It's a bend over, not a nod.

Who would even give a rip? If the fish is originally from Asia, it's an Asian carp.

I'm surprised the Asians are getting into the "sensitivity" racket. Sad.

38 posted on 03/27/2014 7:32:08 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: Publius

nice


39 posted on 03/27/2014 7:40:29 PM PDT by Chickensoup (Leftist totalitarian fascism is on the move.)
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To: Publius

If they’re like other carp, they’re okay if properly cleaned. There are some tutorials around the Web on how to clean them. Carp are also alright properly prepared and canned.


40 posted on 03/27/2014 7:51:27 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: NormsRevenge
I doubt that my suggested name, Yellow Peril Carp, will be rejected.

By the way, there's a man from the Netherlands here to complain about Dutch Elm Disease.

41 posted on 03/27/2014 7:56:08 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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rejected->accepted. Got too tricky with the double negative.
42 posted on 03/27/2014 7:56:45 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Democrat Carp sounds appropriate too. Or DemoCarp.

Or Progressive Carp.


43 posted on 03/27/2014 8:12:25 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: NormsRevenge

TEEN Carp.

YOUTH Carp.


44 posted on 03/27/2014 8:23:15 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: NormsRevenge
What about the WKRP Carp?


45 posted on 03/27/2014 8:24:31 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Publius

Only when deep fried and served with tartar sauce, hush puppies and cole slaw.


46 posted on 03/27/2014 8:56:26 PM PDT by 353FMG
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Keep in mind this state has sent Keith Ellison and Al Franken to represent them in CONgre$$..

Sez the guy whose state sent Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein and Nancy Pelosi to represent them in Congress. Your glass house is as big as ours.

Mark Ritchie and a bunch of Democrat union thugs sent Stuart Smalley to Congress by cheating their way through an election. Ellison is a big-city Communist like we see elected too often all over the country, unfortunately.

That said, this renaming carp idea is stupid.

47 posted on 03/27/2014 9:12:02 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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Keep in mind this state has sent Keith Ellison and Al Franken to represent them in CONgre$$..

Sez the guy whose state sent Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein and Nancy Pelosi to represent them in Congress. Your glass house is as big as ours.


It pains me any way ya cut that one,, as a Native Minniesodian, now stuck in Californicata,, to witness the demises of states that ought to know better than to send thieves to CONgre$$.


48 posted on 03/27/2014 9:15:05 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

How come no one is concerned that the carp might be falsely stereotyped as violin-playing overachievers? Does insane thinking not work in both directions?


49 posted on 03/27/2014 9:21:07 PM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: Publius

Any reason we can’t just keep on calling them Chinese goldfish?


50 posted on 03/27/2014 9:59:38 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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