– A 72 year old Environmentalist was shot in the hip at a Lauderdale-by-the-Sea Beach while defending a sea turtle’s nest.
-Alas, the Environmentalist was shot with his own gun!
Sarkes is taking a brief respite from the rash of stories of “XXX while Black in America” series. While the evidence is clear, that Blacks are being targeted by Whites for doing everyday tasks, Blacks are not alone as victims of the far Right, in this story, Environmentalists and Sea Turtles are targeted.
Thanks to Sarkes Corner Contributor Dr. Kristen Leadbetter, Sarkeses niece, for this story out of South Florida. It seems that Dr. Leadbetter, between patients, is always on the look out for a Sarkes Corner worthy article.
This story is a clashing of several diverse worlds: Inebriated Crackers, Environmentalists, Packing Heat, and Sea Turtles. When these worlds collide, there can only be tragedy.
Some of you may know that dedicated volunteers work the beaches of Florida to save the Sea Turtles who are an endangered species. These volunteers are trained to find Sea Turtle nests. Once found, the nests are roped off so as not to be disturbed by the beach-going public. For those of you city slickers, the process used to rope off the Sea Turtle nests looks like Crime Scene Tape at the scene of a city murder.
Every day the Sea Turtle Environmentalist volunteers check the nests and, when the time is right, help the baby Sea Turtles traverse the beach and into the Gulf of Mexico or the Atlantic Ocean.
We all know that Right Wing Conservatives have taken one painful loss after another the past year or so:
– The Supreme Court has upheld Obama Care and Same Sex Marriage
– the Confederate Battle Flag has been removed form flag poles and stores everywhere, statues of Confederate Heroes taken down
– continued attacks on Roe v Wade are being defeated in the courts
– the 19 Children Duggar television show has been taken off the air
With all of these Right Wing Conservative setbacks weighing on him, an inebriated Florida Cracker, Michel McAullife, found another minority to attack; the Environmental Volunteers who save the Sea Turtles. Cracker McAullife came across 2 Sea Turtle volunteers and verbally accosted them shouting: “I hate sea turtle people. You’re all f—ing crazy,”
Since this is Florida, the Gunshine State, the Inebriated Cracker should not have been surprised when the Sea Turtle Environmentalist, Stan Pannaman, was Packing Heat and pulled out his Heat. A struggle ensued and Cracker McAullife took control of the gun and shot the Sea Turtle Environmentalist.
Wow, this is a Stand Your Ground Case for the ages. Who is at fault, the Sea Turtle Environmentalist who pulled out his Heat or the Cracker who took the Heat away and shot the Sea Turtle Environmentalist? Actually, this was not a fair fight. A Young Cracker like Mcaullfe, even when inherited, can whip an Old Environmentalist any day, not a fair fight.
The Orange Environmentalist weighed in on this in another classic set of Tweeters:
Donald J. Trump @ realDonaldTrump – January 3 @ 3:56AM
The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive. Sea Turtles ARE NOT Endangered. I have run over several Sea Turtles on my Championship Golf Course in Mir-a-Lago. They are everywhere!!!!!!!!
Donald J. Trump @ realDonaldTrump – January 3 @ 4:17AM
Just out – the POLAR ICE CAPS are at an all time high, the POLAR BEAR population has never been stronger. Sea Turtles are multiplying like Rabbits. Where the hell is global warming? FAKE NEWS!!!!
Donald J. Trump @ realDonaldTrump – January 3 @ 4:49AM
Sea Turtle Environmentalist are on a Which Hunt. Almost all of them are Democrats and Dumb as a Rock. What would you expect from them.
Sakes ponders who will be the next minority target of the Right Wing Conservatives after their recent defeats against; The Poor, Hispanics, Women, The LGBT community, and Sea Turtle Environmentalists……….Whose next?
Shots Fired, Sea Turtle Environmentalist Down, Sea Turtles Safe in their Nests