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How to Get Rid of a Narcissistic Squirrel Who Refuses to Leave

Our resident narcissistic squirrel has monopolized the bird feeder for years.

narcissistic squirrel

He never sleeps.

Always places himself front and center; it’s all about him.

Befouls everything he touches with his low-class manners.

Has no interest in others and is reluctant to share.

Sends threats to other birds and engages in meaningless chatter.

He always appears when it is most advantageous for him.

Has an uncanny ability to hide when things get too dicey for him.

Our two resident blue jays attempted to level the playing field. Their combined efforts to dive bomb the squirrel and drive him from the feeder were unsuccessful. The cardinals formed a coalition with the blue jays and imposed sanctions that limited the squirrel’s ability to deplete the food supply.

The finches and house sparrows joined in the effort, but it became clear, they but needed some assistance from the governing body aka beloved spouse.

A wire dome placed over the feeder was the answer. There is enough open space for the birds to eat but too small for the squirrel to get more than his share.

We named the squirrel Ted Cruz, but on closer observation, he sounds a lot like Trump doesn’t he; ineffective at everything except chaos and hard to get rid of.

Politically Incorrect

There is a price to pay for being politically incorrect.

I don’t like the comparison, but what to call my site; one-sided, unfair and, offensive? Biased, unbalanced and politically incorrect, are adjectives associated with Donald Trump,  and Duck Dynasty.

The adjectives are the same, but the underbelly of right-wing Republican extremist created Trump’s platform.

My point of view is quite different.

Born in an era when elders cautioned children, especially female children, to be seen and not heard.  This I felt was grossly unfair. When I failed which was often I found myself in hot water. As an adult, I kicked up my rebellion a notch or two.

  • My bias reflects a liberal point of view.
  • Some believe I am unbalanced –  they are entitled to their opinion.
  • As for being politically incorrect – guilty!

As a declared feminist, political correctness historically has proven to be infective. Legislators cite conservatism and political correctness while reducing women’s rights bit by bit each year.

When speaking out against unfairness sometimes we have to resort to unusual methods.

For example, an old farmer when asked why he whacked his mule upside the head before giving a command, responded he had to get the mule’s attention first. Now, I don’t know about everyone, but most southerners know a mule is the spawn of a male jackass. Seems to me we have a lot of mules, who are tone-deaf and in charge of everything.

Biased, unbalanced and politically incorrect point of view is my way of applying verbal whack on the head; Trump and Duck Dynasty be damned.


													

How To Find Serenity From the Grim Daily News Coverage When You Exceed Your Martini Quota

Daily press coverage confirms my worst fear, that our elected officials have adopted the standards of Dog the Bounty Hunter.

Seemed like a good time to drop out; abandon news coverage of the day’s events and indulge in escape entertainment.

Streaming entertainment provided the perfect solution and British television is my go-to comfort escape for top-notch entertainment.

It started out great watching Poldark, but then the plot began to take on a familiar turn, with poor people getting the shaft and those in the elite class gaining advantages. an uneasy reminder that conditions haven’t changed much. Poldark, with his rippling biceps and dark brooding eyes, were enough to keep me interested for a while. But then poor Morwenna’s ruthless kin married her off to a foppish widower with a foot fetish. That twist in the plot is a reminder of the precarious position for women’s rights today. No more Poldark.

I stumbled on the Lark Rise to Candleford series. It had all the elements of a good yarn; humor, pathos, and romance. The ragged existence of the tenants and the pronounced difference between the haves and have-nots became painful to watch. One of the main characters is an angry anti-Tory tenant, vocal in his attempt to affect change, but unsuccessful. More evidence that history repeats itself is frightening, so I opted for something more modern.

Acceptable Risk, an Irish thriller set in modern-day Dublin, grabbed my attention. Unusual plot, no car chases or bodice rippers. As the series progressed, the backstory revealed an evil plot by big pharma and their skulduggery. Still angry over my last outrageous prescription co-pay, I knew it was time to move on.

I am now watching the PBS kids channel. Congress should tune in. Those kids are way smarter and a lot classier.

 

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