OT:The bisexual Buckeye...a call for removal.

Submitted by wisecrakker on June 8th, 2012 at 8:32 AM

Seems that some Ohioans are a little alarmed that  their beloved Buckeye has both male and bisexual characteristics and has urged a letter writing campaign to have it removed.

 

SO WHAT ABOUT CARNATIONS?

Something in the "Just Ask" column (Page A3, May 29) disturbed me. According to the column, "the Ohio buckeye, Aesculus glabra, bears flowers with both male and female organs on the same tree. It is a monoecious species."

I couldn't believe this, so I did some research and, sure enough, a science website (forestry.about.com) states that "the Ohio buckeye is polygamo-monoecious, bearing both bisexual and male flowers."

The buckeye is our state tree and most of us gladly wear the nickname, "buckeyes." But it is shameful and unacceptable that a bisexual tree should represent us! We are flaunting the Holy Bible!

I urge everyone to contact their state representative and demand legislation removing the buckeye as our state tree and condemning the use of the term "buckeye" as a nickname for residents of Ohio.

Does anyone know if carnations are bisexual?

http://www.thecourier.com/opinion/2012/Jun/06/ar_let_060612.asp?d=060612,2012,Jun,06&c=let

Comments

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June 8th, 2012 at 8:39 AM ^

I hate to bring up religion, but nothing pisses off Sweet Baby Jesus more than a damned bisexual ass hermaphrodidic lilly ass tree.  That's just science.  Can't argue with science.

elaydin

June 8th, 2012 at 8:51 AM ^

Step 1. Search Google News for anything with "Ohio" in the article

Step 2. Post it on mgoblog with some sweeping generalizations, and somehow tie to Tressel and/or Pryor

Step 3.  PROFIT!

news2me

June 8th, 2012 at 9:33 AM ^

Reproduction and Early Growth

Flowering and Fruiting- Ohio buckeye is polygamo-monoecious, bearing both bisexual and male flowers. The pale greenish-yellow flowers appear after the leaves in the spring from March to May and are borne in upright branched clusters. Only those near the base of the branches of a cluster are perfect and fertile; the others are staminate (4,11). The fruit is a leathery capsule containing one, two, or three seeds. The ripe seed is dark chocolate to chestnut brown, smooth and shiny, with a large, light-colored hilum so that it resembles an eye. 'The cotyledons are very thick and fleshy and contain no endosperm.

In the section titled "Competition", the trees "prosper in dense stands"....Sounds like "The Horseshoe" to me.

wisecrakker

June 8th, 2012 at 9:13 AM ^

and my wife had saved the article from the local newspaper.

Funny stuff overall.

BTW the walleye aren;'t really biting, but we did manage to reel this bad boy in!

 

milhouse

June 8th, 2012 at 4:48 PM ^

Bisexual trees are NOT really bisexual.  They are just confused, or seeking attention.  These trees should learn to get a life and stop flouting their sexuality all over town!  Noone wants to see two bisexual trees holding branches or embracing in public!  God obviously thinks that bisexuality and homosexuality is a sin, that's why you NEVER see things like lesbian Seagulls. These trees should either start to read the Bible or be turned into Bibles!

(If you haven't figured it out by now, this is sarcasm...)