Friday, November 21, 2008
Weiner ponders legality of goat beheadings
Hey remember back in August when I wrote that leaving "religious" crap on the beach is littering and certain commenters went apeshit? NY Magazine didn't like it, either... they said the Crapper was "showing his nativist colors again."
Well guess what, NY Mag, et al? Now you can write that crap about Anthony Weiner, darling of the leftie libs:
Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-Brooklyn, Queens) organized the cleanup on the beach, which is along the Jamaica Bay and is part of Gateway National Park, last Friday. When he arrived, he found that the problem extends far beyond discourteous fishermen or beachgoers. Instead, the beach was littered with red and yellow flags, dozens of coconuts and other remnants from religious ceremonies performed by Hindus and other groups.
“At the end of the day, enforcement needs to be done.” He admitted that prior to his visit, he “didn’t fully grasp that there are chronic offenders” who are leaving behind a “shrine of garbage… in the name of religion.”
While the religious followers believe they are making offerings to the sea, Congressman Weiner had a different view. “They are essentially throwing garbage into the water,” he said, holding up a handful of debris.
Beach Trashed During Religious Ceremony
“There has to be some sense that this is a national park. We want people to enjoy it, but there has to be a balance,” he said, adding that individuals who leave trash behind are “abusing their rights as visitors to the park.” He called upon park police to begin “regular enforcement,” including issuing tickets to offending visitors. “The people are not the issue,” he added, wondering aloud, “Is it legal to cut the head off a goat in a national park?”
Here's more from the Daily News and the Queens Chronicle.