Famed Berkeley chef Alice Waters and the Sonoma County Farm Bureau filed a federal court brief Thursday supporting Drakes Bay Oyster Company's battle to stay in business in Point Reyes National Seashore.
Their 29-page “friend of the court” brief opposed the National Park Service's order to shut the oyster farm on Drakes Estero, asserting the move is “inconsistent with the best thinking of the modern environmental movement.”
The park service and “other traditional conservationists” seeking the closure are “stuck in an archaic and discredited preservationist paradigm,” the brief said.
Eight other parties, including Hayes Street Grill in San Francisco, Marin County Agriculture Commissioner Stacy Carlsen, the California Farm Bureau Federation and Marin County Farm Bureau, joined in the brief.
The shutdown order came last fall in the wake of Interior Secretary Ken Salazar's decision not to renew a permit for the oyster company, which harvests 8 million oysters a year from the estero's federally protected waters.
This one is almost as bitterly hilarious as Ted Kennedy's legendary battle against windmills blocking his New England views.
In this case, a rabid "environmentalist," a watermelon named Salazar appointed by Hussein Obama, did what such people like to do, and shut down a long-standing, successful business in the name of saving Mother Gaia.
Unfortunately for him, this particular business provides a good much appreciated by the very people who support Hussein Obama and mass watermelonism to the death. Thus we see the entertaining spectacle of chefs from Berkeley (!!!) and San Francisco going to war to save their oyster supply.
Now, I love me some oysters, but when I think of the foods of the masses, that's not the first thing that pops to mind. Then again, consistency is the hobgoblin of non-Marxist minds, right?
Pass me another plate of those Myagis, right?