Paging King Canute

The Miami Herald reports that due to Shutdownocalypse, the Feds have declared Florida Bay to be closed. That’s 1100 square miles of ocean, kids. We can all breathe more easily, however — somehow Uncle Sugar has found the money to post so-called “enforcement rangers” to make the closure stick.

Now, whoever you want to blame for the current impasse, I think it’s a touch absurd to claim that a budget dispute can turn the sea itself into The Forbidden Zone. Once more, even King Canute knew that he couldn’t command the tides. Our government seems not to have learned that lesson.

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About profmondo

Dad, husband, mostly free individual, medievalist, writer, and drummer. "Gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche."
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