Lawmakers Agree on Bugs
Crime, property taxes, and other pressing legal issues have taken a backseat in the New York State Assembly to the issue of the official state insect. It seems that the once-proud nine-spotted ladybug could no longer serve as the state insect . . . seeing that an acute-eyed senator discovered it was extinct. With the speed of light and the cause of destiny on their side, these intrepid lawmakers wasted no time in announcing their new official state insect: the pink spotted ladybug. While they were at it, these quick-acting legislators also voted the snapping turtle as the official state reptile and the striped bass as the official state saltwater fish. Who knows, maybe these recent events will finally end all the talk about illegal bugging!