See Willy Jump, See Willy Swim, See Willy Beach Himself - Liberals are never more crazy than when they dive into environmental matters.
Do you remember the Killer Whale, Keiko, that made millions for Hollywood? Remember all the hoopla over the fact he was captured from the wide free sea and dumped into the dark world of turning tricks for a cold mackerel only then to be catapulted to the heights of stardom with his lead role in the 1993 Whacko-Jacko favorite, "Free Willy."
Well, life wasn't so good for the black and white sea predator after Hollywood thrust their harpoons of peace and co-existence deep into the killing machines grey matter. You see after they squeezed all the good stuff from Willy and filled him with their own brand of bilge, the Hollywood liberal types cast him back into the waters to fend for himself.
Only thing was, he had forgotten how to be a Killer Whale. You know, killing things like cute seals and other whales. But alas, Willy had forgotten, despite the re-reeducation that Clive D.I. Wynne reports about in his piece found on the Star Tribune:
In a special tank in Oregon, Keiko received remedial training in how to be a proper killer whale -- which means killing things. But he never really took to the role. Nonetheless, after two years of boot camp, Keiko was shipped off to Iceland, where he was gradually reintroduced into the wild northern oceans in the summer of 2000. For a while, it looked as if the effort was succeeding, and in the summer of 2002 Keiko explored the North Atlantic.
But it seems Keiko just couldn't shake the entertainer's handling he was used to receiving. Wynne tells us the whale performed for the locals in Norway, who I would guess gave the big entertainer fish for his efforts.
But this wasn't good news for the people that hoped to free Willy so they transported him to an obscure location away from the adoring humans and this whale's tale ends in tragedy on a beach where Willy exited stage right through that invisible veil.
But the story doesn't end there. No. The tale goes on. Children came to his death site, raised a stone monument, and said goodbye as the whale was buried on land, a place this star of the silver screen could only once dream of treading.
And now as the curtain is about to fall and the lights are about to come on, one more act is yet to be played out. Willy may have to be dug up. Bring the bulldozers back in because the officials in Norway are afraid that Willy is too toxic to bury on their good earth.
It seems that the diet of Keiko contained too many "fatty fish and marine mammals" and I guess that is to say he didn't eat enough leafy greens. Because it turns out the foods of his choice are widely known to contain that poison of environmental poisons, PCBs. Which means that his burial on land is likely breaking the rules on proper disposal of hazardous waste.
Ananova™ enters in to the discussion with their report:
Now there are concerns over the decision to bury Keiko on land instead of towing his remains out to sea.
Hans Aasen of the state environmental regulatory agency SFT said: "PCBs are frighteningly dangerous stuff," reports Aftenposten, quoting newspaper Dagens Naeringsliv.
So towing beached whales, often filled with PCBs, out to sea is the common practice. But it's a practice that doesn't make much sense to this humble writer who wonders how casting a carcass laden with hazardous waste upon unsuspecting marine animals is all that fair.
No, proper disposal of this movie star would be to fire the whale one last time into the sky at the brightest star or all.
You know, just like Superman did with all those Nukes.