Sounds like yet another way the local politicians have figured out to separate you from your money. "I feel your pain." After all, I live in "Crook" County. The county president ran on a platform of eliminating the 1% county sales tax surcharge the previous county board president had rammed through. Add she did eliminate it. For a while. Guess who just voted to raise our county sales tax by 1%? We now have the highest local sales tax in the country. And for what? To build schools? Hospitals? Pave roads? Nope. To fund county workers pensions. Yep. The county workers voted to raise our sales tax to pay themselves their pensions.
But that's exactly the point. How do you know what the media is saying is true? The media lies all the time. The media has a political agenda, and their reporting reflects that agenda. The stories they tell you, and more importantly the stories they don't tell you, depend on what they want you to know and what they want you to believe. Remember the whole "hands up, don't shoot" story? Well, it turned out that eyewitnesses to the incident testified to the grand jury that it never happened. The media made it up because the media wanted you to believe that's what happened. It was pure fabrication. Be very careful when assuming what the media reports is the gospel truth. Get your news from multiple sources, don't rely on only one source.
I agree with the concept of trophy hunting being cruel and inhumane and just plain inexcusable. I agree with that concept. I don't defend or endorse trophy hunting. What I don't agree with is jumping on this guy without having all of the facts at hand. It may turn out that he was fully aware of what he was doing. But at this point, it's equally possible that he was counting on the expertise of the two locals he hired, and it was they who misled him. A little early to condemn the man, IMO. That's all I'm saying.
Ok, here's one way to look at it: The guy is a jerk. "Trophy hunting" is wrong, he knew what he did was wrong but did it anyway. He's a lowlife scum. Here's another way to look at it: The guy bought the license and hired local guides in an effort to keep his hunt legal, he had no idea who "Cecil" was, and he was under the impression that the hunt was entirely legal. So... without knowing which of these two scenarios is the real story, how can anyone pass judgement? Sure, we all have our own personal opinions on the concept of "trophy hunting"... and for me, I think it's inexcusable. But none of us know enough facts to condemn the dentist. At least not at this point.
Ok, I'm going to throw an actual fact at you vs. gut reaction. Ready? Lions are not on the endangered species list. Now I'm not saying that makes hunting them ok. Just want you to know the facts before you spout off. Just curious as to how you are so sure of your "facts" when everyone else doesn't know all the details. Seriously, man... you need to learn all the facts before you go bloviating. You don't know whether or not the dentist knew about Cecil. You don't know whether or not it was the guides who lured Cecil into open territory. YOU DON'T KNOW. You're just spouting off without having all the facts of the incident. Sure, you're entitled to your opinion, but don't you think it would be better to know the facts before indicting the dentist? Or do facts not matter in your world?
A tip for you: I see that there is a lot of "silvering" on the "340" hood decal. That's because you placed the decal on a flat finish. A flat finish isn't smooth, so the decal is only sticking to the microscopic "high points" of the paint, causing that look where you can really see the clear part of the decal. Solution: If you ever need to apply a decal onto a flat finish (like a flat black hood), paint the part gloss black. Apply the decal, then cover everything with a coat of Testors Dullcote. Decals adhere much better to a glossy finish than a flat finish.