I know I live in prime eagle country, just a mile or so from the confluence of two rivers. But sometimes I feel like I'm being followed. Three eagle sightings in less than 48 hours. Today just a hundred meters or so from the house. Walking Tasca at about 7:30 (and 8 degrees), this one was flying low over the river, then up into a tree. Maybe it was carrying a fish--couldn't see, but it kept pecking at something between its talons.
When I got close, it gave me the stink-eye.
Although the hordes of non-Norwegians storming our southern border have plummeted by 70% since spring, IMPOTUS is extending the national emergency in order to pay for the wall Mexico is paying for.
My reaction to his original emergency declaration last year:
"Thinking of you all on this first night of the National Emergency. I hope everyone is safe in their bunkers with food, water, and ammunition laid up for the duration. A Bible would probably be a good thing to have, but don’t go out to get one—it's not safe. If you have Amazon Prime, you can get one delivered within two days—they deliver during Emergencies, although there may be a surcharge.
If in any doubt, probably should also order the Book of Mormon, a Koran, a Torah, the Bhagavad Gita, and, if still useful in your golden years, a copy of the the Kama Sutra: could be a long Emergency, might want some new ideas. Large print for some of you, so you don’t have to worry about finding your reading glasses.
I'm sure the Commander in Chief impressed the gravity of the crisis on all of us when he made it clear in his emergency declaration that he “didn’t need to do this” and that the election is “the only reason we're up here talking about this.”
As we lie down in our beds tonight, safe behind the sand bags (you have sandbagged your beds, right?), we can at least sleep soundly, knowing that the President is protecting us with the same bravery and commitment he manifested during the war in Vietnam.
just a minute . . . there are people outside . . . they’re not speaking English . . .
It's ok. They’re blonde, and speaking Norwegian."