Ken Salazar

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    70-Year-Old Senator Bill Nelson Will Now Try to Kill Pythons Himself

    Always careful to take up practical, non-partisan causes instead of throwing partisan bombs, Sen. Bill Nelson has made Florida's invasive python problem one of his key issues. So now the man we've dubbed Senator Spacesnakes is actually taking on the problem directly. He's joining Florida's controver ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Burmese Python Imports Now Banned in U.S.; No More Snakes On These Motherf**in' Planes

    ​​Ken Salazar, our cowboy hat-wearing Secretary of the Interior, is expected to announce a ban on importing Burmese pythons today while visiting the Everglades. "The Burmese python has already gained a foothold in the Florida Everglades, and we must do all we can to battle its spread and to pre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    Should Governors Really Have the Sole Power to Appoint Replacement Senators?

    ​Counting Charlie Crist's announcement today that he's chosen his former Chief of Staff to fill out the remained of Mel Martinez's senate term, in that past year alone six United States Senators have entered office through being appointed by a Governor. Depending the outcome of a debate over a law ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2009

    Bill Nelson Proposes a Giant Python-Killing Party in the Everglades

    In certain times and places in U.S. history, the answer to every political problem was probably "Let's get a bunch of guys with guns together and solve this." Nowadays, this idea seems to be seriously considered only in matters of Middle East diplomacy, but Florida Sen. Bill Nelson is suggesting a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Senator Nelson Takes Strong Stance Against Burmese Pythons

    via Wiki CommonsLast week, a 12-foot-long pet Burmese python snuck into the crib of a 2-year-old Florida girl and killed her. Now, Florida Sen. Bill Nelson has taken to the Senate floor to push a ban on importing the potentially dangerous snakes. "Sooner or later, a Burmese python will get the end ... More >>

  • News

    June 4, 2009


    Saving the Glades could mean screwing these guys.

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2009

    Florida Senate Delegation To Remain Firmly Anti-Burmese Python

    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will be touring the Everglades tomorrow at the invitation of Sen. Bill Nelson. The day will kick off with a briefing on the efforts to trip and track invasive Burmese pythons that make their home in the 'Glades Most of the snakes loose in the& ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    Ken Salazar Wants to Drill, Baby, Drill Off Florida's Shores

    President-elect Obama's choice of Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar to head the Department of the Interior was met with praise by those hoping to see another Latino in the cabinet, but is being met with concern by some environmentalists. "The Department of the Interior desperately needs a strong, forward-lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    Obama Names Latino to Cabinet. Sit Down, Manny, It's Not You

    After weeks of throwing a cabinet seat at any former Clinton administration official with a heartbeat, Prez-to-be Obama today finally got around to appointing a Hispanic to his top circle of advisers.Riptide knows a lot of you have been lying awake at night, feverishly imagining the nightmare scen ... More >>