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A ‘Miracle’ Cure

by Mike Ihli
Opinion, The Idaho Statesman, June 4, 2003

Quoting from the Saturday, May 31 Statesman, front page: “Governors from four Northwest states are expected to formally agree ... that the region’s salmon runs can recover without breaching the four lower Snake River dams.”

Really? You mean now we don’t have to go to the trouble and expense of scientific research? Instead, all we have to do is to get these four governors to “formally agree” that natural laws are null and void. What a boon to the medical community. Instead of doing all the research on smoking and lung cancer, we could simply have had these four governors “formally agree” that you could smoke and never get cancer.

Don’t stop there. Have these mullahs “formally agree” that Newton was wrong about gravity and that anybody can fly simply by clicking their heels together. Personally, I’m rooting for them to “formally agree” that a steady diet of Big Macs and ice cream is the best way to lose weight. If this works, maybe they can “formally agree” that politicians have the best interests of salmon and sportsmen at heart. Now that would really stretch the laws of nature.

Mike Ihli, Boise
A ‘Miracle’ Cure
The Idaho Statesman, June 4, 2003

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