Panel appearing in the brand-spankin' new issue of The Ester Republic: last week the new tourist season at Denali National Park was inaugurated by the shooting of a grizzly bear (exemplary comment thread therein).
"He doesn’t expect many visitors packing heat when they show up this summer at Denali." - Famous last words from Pete Armington, chief ranger for DenaliThanks to President Obama's administration (you know, that guy who's gonna take everyone's guns away), as of February folks can now defend themselves against bunnies and bunny-huggers alike while waddling across the tundra. Maybe the Park Service should donate the skin of this bear to Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn so he wrap himself in something more warm & fuzzy than the flag for a change, as this measure was courtesy of yet another chickenshit rider attached by said uber-patriotic theocratic zealot on the "Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009."
Guess the credit card part applied to, eh, charging bears too.