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Rosie O’Donnell Kills Sharks, Whines About Criticism

Ms. O’Donnell,

If you didn’t want animal-rights advocates hoping to one day see images of you being circled by sharks in the waters off Miami Beach, you probably shouldn’t have posed for a photograph with a dead hammerhead.

Petulant comments on your Twitter feed such as “i went fishing with my family … we caught a shark – end of story” and “the shark was killed as a result of being caught – we fish – what is it u want me to say” betray your childish defensiveness. You really should have thought better of offering such a feeble response in the face of criticism from someone like Mireya Mayor.

Describing savage opportunist Mark “the shark” Quartiano as a “close friend” and “great guy” certainly won’t help you fix the public-relations problem you’ve created for yourself. (That you care about your public image and not at all about the lives of other species clearly reveals an unchecked narcissism.)

Your “close friend” Mr. Quartiano is the kind of arrogant subhuman the world would be a better place without. In Belkys Nerey’s WSVN news report, the dim-witted Mr. Quartiano says, “Rosie and I have been fishing together for years and years, and we’ve caught quite a lot of big fish including hammerheads, bull sharks, sailfish — a number of different species of fish.”

In her WSVN news report, Ms. Nerey says, “Controversy (is) now sparking because of Florida’s new law, which took effect at the start of 2012. It’s now illegal to kill hammerheads and tiger sharks in the state. Rosie (is) defending her catch, saying, ‘This was no recent trip.'”

Unfortunately, “these sharks can still be caught and released in state waters and can be taken in adjacent federal waters,” according to a December 28, 2011, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission news release, which also indicates that “prohibited species that die while on the line after being caught in state waters should be returned to the water immediately.”

By suggesting that Mr. Quartiano is a “great guy,” you’ve claimed your place among the less-evolved. And by patronizing the cretinous barbarian’s murderous sport-fishing business, you’ve participated in the kind of state-sanctioned slaughter (state-sanctioned torture that may cause death, as of January 1, 2012) that has the more evolved among us wondering what it would take to get you into chum-filled waters off the Florida coast.

I wish you all the worst, Rosie,

David

4 Comments

  1. Ben wrote:

    So the fact this was three years ago does not factor into your hysterical ditty?

    Also the fact these animal and now protected does not?

    Dog pile folks like you mate PETA like like a church and Paul Watson the pope.

    Friday, January 13, 2012 at 8:07 pm | Permalink
  2. terry bull wrote:

    Great work …

    Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 7:15 pm | Permalink
  3. David Brensilver wrote:

    Ben,

    The English language poses some serious challenges for you, doesn’t it?

    What I’m “hysterical” about is Ms. O’Donnell’s callous enthusiasm for taking the lives of other species. The law in Florida still allows people like Ms. O’Donnell to catch certain sharks as long as the creatures are subsequently released. Under the law, an individual cannot be prosecuted if a shark happens to die in the process of being dragged from the water for a photo opportunity. In those cases, the shark’s lifeless body must simply be returned to the ocean.

    While I fully support legislative protections for sharks and all species, I’d also like to witness an end to mankind’s arrogant need to hold dominion over other species.

    David

    Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 10:49 am | Permalink
  4. David Brensilver wrote:

    Terry,

    I appreciate the compliment.

    David

    Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 10:49 am | Permalink

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