Sunday, March 12, 2017

Long-Tail Ducks!

These ducks used to be called Old Squaws, due to the "tut-tut" sound they make.  
However that became deemed derogatory and changed to the visually descriptive name instead.

15 comments:

  1. Postcard writers are First!

    Incase you need the address and the info, here's what to send for the Ides of DT:
    https://www.theidesoftrump.com

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    1. I particularly like the part about future actions!

      Alan

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  2. Alan, how is Artist Daughter? Did you have a nice visit?

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    1. OK; there is always room for improvement in the affairs of human beings, but OK is good. Thanks for asking.

      Alan

      P.S.: The most fascinating duck I am aware of is the Steamer Duck [Click], of the Tierra del Fuego area. Winds are so strong there that flying is not a good way to get around, so they use their wings to aid swimming, with a circular motion that reminded 19th-Century observers of a paddle-wheel steamship.

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  3. puddle is expecting maybe a foot of snow, Mon-Tues. The storm will then come to visit me bringing 8-18" of snow, Tues-Weds. Winter's last gasp.

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  4. I have noticed a great change in the tenor of letters to the editor of our local newspaper--from a lot of right-wing nuttery to what I consider sensible, and indeed patriotic.

    Alan

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  5. The following is a cut-and-past from a New Yorker article, which - quite frankly - I thought was too boring to foist on you. But here is the best paragraph:

    "The problem in Washington is not a Deep State; the problem is a shallow man—an untruthful, vain, vindictive, alarmingly erratic President. In order to pass fair and proper judgment, the public deserves a full airing of everything from Trump’s tax returns and business entanglements to an accounting of whether he has been, in some way, compromised. Journalists can, and will, do a lot. But the courts, law enforcement, and Congress—without fear or favor—are responsible for such an investigation. Only if government officials take to heart their designation as “public servants” will justice prevail. ♦"

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    1. I saw that too, Susan, and am thinking about how to work it into my last (for now) postcard. It's a good line.

      Alan

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  6. listener, I bought a roll of 34 Cent stamps for postcards. Know what's on them? Shorebirds!

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    1. Sweet!!
      Save the shorebirds! Get DT out!

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  7. Listener's link to the Ides of Trump site also has a signup for notices of future actions!

    Alan

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  8. Stardust! [Click] And how to find it.

    Alan

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