January 27, 2023

Less Lesser Chickens Means Less Gas and Oil

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The Lesser Prairie Chicken, not to be confused with the Greater Prairie Chicken, is on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) lesser list of possible species to be protected under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). It just so happens that the Lesser Chicken’s habitat is right where oil and gas resources exist (I’m positive this is only a coincidence.)

Jazz Shaw at Hot Air tried to make light of the abomination of the ESA by saying that for the environMENTALists to wage a public relations campaign to end oil and gas drilling…..er, I mean to get the Lesser Chicken listed on the ESA list, he recommended a different name.

He suggested the Purple Crested Petrol Pecker:

Let’s be more thorough than that. First of all the genus name for the Lesser Prairie Chicken is Tympanuchus pallidicinctus. This name should be changed to Obamafuchus Palsilldichus

But the common name for campaign purposes could be: