Campaign signs have been put up in the day light and destroyed at night around here. A very large Kerry Edwards sign was put up by a man in his own front yard out in Midway. He did a good job and the sign was strong enough to resist being torn down, so the perpetrator took a knife and cut the middle out of the sign. Finding the vandalism by morning's light, the man went bacl into his workshop and made a new sign out of paint and cardboard that said:
You are known by your works!
Makes it plain what he thought of the person that censored his free speech. I ran across this quote yesterday and it just spoke so elequently to the state of our country that I used it today. I realize that the guy who said it is a huge Liberal but you Conservatives ought to read it anyway:
Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits...Not everyone who says to me, "Lord, Lord," will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven. On that day many will say to me, "Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out
demons in your name, and do many deeds of power in your name?" Then I will declare to them, "I never knew you; go away from me, you evildoers."
Some long haired guy is supposed to have said that, a little over 2000 years ago. I like it, except that it speaks of Armageddon and I want to prevent that particular event from happening anytime soon. I think we can see who is doing "Deeds of Power" in Jesus' name. Next Tuesday, America will say,
"I never knew you; Go away from me, you evildoers."
Our boy in the White house has made much fun of John Kerry going Goose Hunting. I think folks should remember way back to the time Bush went hunting...for Doves, of all things! This was in his run for the Texas Governor's office, against Anne Richards...You remember Anne? She gave the keynote speech at the Democratic Convention when George Bush was running. Geroge Herbert Walker Bush...the Daddy. She said "Poor George, He was born with a silver foot in his mouth!"
Today...She would say something like, "Poor George...He was born with a silver Boot in his Butt!" Such was Barb's disciplinary style, we hear.
Baby Bush was putting down on Kerry for going Goose hunting. I think he's been doing that for most of this election cycle, actually...Goose hunting! When Baby George went hunting for Doves...He shot the wrong bird! He got a Kildeer. That is a protected bird. You aren't supposed to kill them. It seemed appropriate on two counts actually.
First, He killed the wrong bird which is kind of like he attacked the wrong country! Hey George! Saddam did not, I repeat! Did not Fly a plane int the World Trade Towers. I realize this may come as news to you but it is true!
Second, He got away with it! It was not a mistake! He shot a bird that was protected under Federal Law and nothing happened. he didn't make a mistake! The bird was probably a Liberal and deserved Death! I mean it probably cared for and wanted to help those less fortunate, or something equally heinous. The Kildeer may even have been an...No! It's too awful to contemplate! But it Might be true, so...The Bird might ahve been an...
Deserved to be Killed, I say! Baby Bush saved us from this evildoer bird that just wanted the world to be safe for chicks. How disgusting is that? Some poor corporation with poor stockholders sitting in their Elite mansionuos compounds in Saudi Arabia were prevented from cashing their dividend checks because this...this...Bird! was nesting in the corporate parking lot!
This has actually happened to me. I am a Capitalist, people. it is a condition of birth for me. My Father and his father before him...Yes, they were Capitalists! Owned businesses! it is Hereditary, and I must own up to what I am!
I have been moderately successful in my Capitalist career. With some of my Capitalist gains, I bought a building in an Industrial park. I have partners in this venture who are also...Capitalists! One of them has passed on and left his share to his children. The other partner is an old friend who is, unfortunately, a Capitalist! We made money! In business ventures, no less! The only thing we did wrong, was to support environmental causes and try to take care of the people who worked for us. These two sins constitute our violations of the Republican Code so now, we are independants but vote the environment. But I don't think they were violations of the Capitalist Code, do You? You can make money and be an environmentalist. It's not that hard.
In the gravel parking lot of the building we bought, Kildeers build a nest every year. They build a curious nest consisting of a shallow depression in the gravel parking lot in which they lay a few eggs, say three. The eggs look like rocks. Spotted rocks. They blend in so well that most folks never know they are there until they get close to the nest and the momma bird goes into her broken wing dance, designed to lure predators away. It is a wonderful thing to see. This mother, holding her wing out to one side, plaintively crying out as if she were about to croak and present some omnivore with an easy meal, actually risking her life by this play acting. She allows the predator to get perilously close and then flits just out of reach, risking her life for her children. My own Momma would have done as much! Yours too!
I have driven posts in the ground and placed a barrier around the nests of these birds when I found them in our parking lot. It is not much trouble. Most environmental things are like that. You just do them and they are done. Easy! But not for George. He shot the bird. A protected Species. Dead! But hey, it was a campaign photo op!
"Not My Fault!" he said! Gotta act tough and manly and shoot something. I would feel safer if those in power would at least try to hit the right danged target if they are going to use weapons.
...Deeds of Power in your name?
He needs the NRA to help him get elected this time just like he did against Al Gore. "He's going to take our guns!" they said about Gore. Now they say it about Kerry. "He's going to take our guns!" I've heard it very recently from people who ought to know better. John Kerry is not going to take your guns, you shallow brained Conservatives! He is not goint to force you to marry a member of the same sex either!
The momma and Daddy birds bring in swallowed insects and puke them into the hungry baby's mouths. Gerber doesn't sell insect mush as of yet. the babies slurp it down and get bigger. At some point there are little Kildeers running around the parking lot, screeching and trotting around as if they owned the place. Imitation Capitalists, for all the world to admire. They are beautiful! Bush shot one! He didn't mean to, Wanted to shoot a Dove! Had the TV people down there to film him in the sybolic act, as it turns out, of shooting a Dove, by G-d and shot a Kildeer.
I got to thinking...I often do this, you Republicans should try it some time. it would make it hard to keep on being a Republican if you think too much but lots of things start to make sense. Like...Bush shot and killed the wrong bird! Hey...he invaded the wrong country, too! Iraq may have oil but it didn't have Osama Bin Laden.
What Iraq did have was Al Zarqawi, the evil bastard that is cutting off the heads of poor defenseless people who really are trying to help folks over there. Well some of them anyway. These are nasty things being done. Al Zarqawi was one of the people Saddam was accused of protecting and that was why we had to invade the country and get a bunch of Americans and civilian Iraqis killed...To protect them from Al Zarqawi who Bush claimed was a friend of Osama Bin Laden. Problem is, Al Zarqawi was hanging out in the American controlled No Fly Zone! Condi Rice had the decision put on her desk to take him out. Kill him, like he was an endangered and protected species like the Kildeer. If she ordered him killed, she would lose a big reason to invade Iraq, because Zarqawi was the only know terrorist in Iraq. She ordered Al Zarqawi left alone. he has repaid this favor by being a big reason for George Bush to justify invading Iraq...And...he has cut off a few American heads on TV. Thank you Condi! He now has a British woman held captive. he has the Kildeer Momma. Way to go, Condi!
You are known by your works!
Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits...
Well regardless of George W, Bush and his bad shooting, the Momma Kildeer raised three babies in our parking lot this year. Way to go Momma!
I took some fairly bad pictures of the chicks, trotting around the building grounds like three inch high, bionic road runners. Man they can scream around like crazy, like cartoon characters on speed. Fun to watch.
See George! You can't get 'em all!