Thursday, January 17, 2008

Vulnerable enox

One of the correspondents sent an update on a post about the mouth-breathers who terrorized campers in the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness in Minnesota last summer. One of the "Ely Six" was sentenced to just nine months in jail but agreed to testify against a few of the others. Another, who was "just along for the ride," received probation. One thing I didn't realize was that the rampage was fueled by anger toward environmentalism. The article also introduces the slang "enox," which isn't a type of Pleistocene megafauna but a contraction of "environmentally obnoxious." Wear your enox monikers proudly, tree-huggers.

It will be interesting to see what sentences the rest of the motorboat morons receive. Camping in back woods locations leaves you vulnerable. Most of us don't have firearms, and there really isn't much you can do if someone wants to mess with you.

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