LOL: Crackpots Now Naming Fish After Obama

Posted by on Nov 30, 2012 at 11:24 am

The silliness just never ends.

The researchers, Steve Layman from Geosyntec Consultants in Georgia and Rick Mayden from Saint Louis University, came across the first new species in the Duck and Buffalo rivers of the Tennessee river drainage, according to Scientific American’s Running Ponies blog.

Etheostoma Obama, is a relatively skinny orange and blue speckled fish topped by a brilliant fan-shaped fin, with bold orange stripes. Males grow up to 48mm long. The scientists told Scientific American they wanted to honour Obama’s environmental leadership.

“We chose President Obama for his environmental leadership, particularly in the areas of clean energy and environmental protection, and because he is one of our first leaders to approach conservation and environmental protection from a more global vision,” Layman said.

These boobs couldn’t name a damn thing Obama’s done for the environment. But since when have actual accomplishments mattered with this guy?

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One Response to “LOL: Crackpots Now Naming Fish After Obama”

  1. bobdog on 2/02/12 at 9:50 pm

    Personally, I like the idea.

    I’ve always thought the lamprey eel was poorly named.