A woman from Los Angeles , CA who was a tree hugger, a democrat, and an
anti-hunter, purchased a piece of timberland, near Colville , WA .
There was a large tree on one of the highest points in the tract. She
wanted a good view of the natural splendor of her land so she started to
climb the big tree. As she neared the top she encountered a spotted owl
that attacked her. In her haste to escape, the woman slid down the tree
to the ground and got many splinters in her crotch.
In considerable pain, she hurried to Mt. Carmel ER to see a doctor. She
told him she was an environmentalist, a democrat, and an anti-hunter and
how she came to get all the splinters. The doctor listened to her story
with great patience and then told her to go wait in the examining room
and he would see if he could help her. She sat and waited three hours
before the doctor reappeared. The angry woman demanded,What took you so
He smiled and then told her, "Well, I had to get permits from the
Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service, and the Bureau of
Land Management before I could remove old-growth timber from a
recreational area. I'm sorry, but they turned me down."