Re: NANFA-L-- America's national fish


Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- America's national fish
dlmcneely at lunet.edu
Date: Thu Sep 09 2004 - 15:32:01 CDT


So, can we rely on the BOD to take this on as a project, and bring a report to the membership for approval, or whatever our bylaws require for the BOD to take an action on behalf of the organization? If we contact 5 or 6 conservation minded (or vote minded) members of each house of congress, present them with a resolution, and ask them to put it through, it is very likely to happen. They do these kinds of things all the time. I recall them passing bills that praise a citizen for some good samaritan act, or that draw attention to the importance of milk in the diet of children, and declare a national milk day. We can get a national fish, and it will be the fish we choose. And I know that when the BOD or the membership chooses a fish to back (or fishes, as I propose for the sake of stakes), all members will cheerfully support it.

Bruce, can the BOD do it for us?

Dave

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Langston University; P.O. Box 1500
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----- Original Message -----
From: Bruce Stallsmith <fundulus at hotmail.com>
Date: Thursday, September 9, 2004 7:51 am
Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- America's national fish

> Wimpy or not, is a matter of false pride. The bald eagle across
> much of its
> range is primarily a scavenger. Shad are honest, hardworking
> planktivores
> who have to make challenging spawning runs, and usually survive to
> do it
> again. If you've ever hooked one they don't just pop out of the
> water but
> fight for a long time. It's all very American in a good way.
>
> --Bruce Stallsmith
> we have eagles along the Tennessee
> Huntsville, AL, US of A
>
> >You guys are all thinking about wimpy fish. The bald eagle is
> not a wimpy
> >bird,
> >so neither should our national fish be! What other fish could
> possibly
> >beat up
> >an alligator gar?
> >
> >--Irate
>
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