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Monday, March 21. 2011
I bought a bird feeder. I hung it on my back porch and filled it with seed. What a beauty of a bird feeder it was, I reflected as I filled it lovingly with seed. First came the chickadees and then within a week we had hundreds of birds taking advantage of the continuous flow of free and easily accessible food.
But then the birds started building nests in the boards of the patio, above the table, and next to the barbecue.
Then came the poop. It was everywhere: on the patio tile, the chairs, the table. Everywhere!
Then some of the birds turned mean. They would dive bomb me and try to peck me even though I had fed them out of my own pocket.
Other birds were boisterous and loud. They sat on the feeder and squawked and screamed at all hours of the day and demanded that I fill it when it got low on food.
After a while, I couldn't even sit on my own back porch anymore. So I took down the bird feeder and in three days the birds were gone. I cleaned up their mess and took down the many nests they had built all over the patio.
Soon, the back yard was like it used to be: quiet and serene.
Now let's see. Our government gives out free food, subsidized housing, free medical care, free education and allows anyone born here to be an automatic citizen.
Then the illegals came by the tens of thousands. Suddenly, our taxes went up to pay for free services; small apartments are housing 5 families; and you have to wait 6 hours to be seen by an emergency room doctor. Your child's 2nd grade class is behind other schools because over half the class doesn't speak English.
Corn flakes now come in a bilingual box; I have to 'press one' to hear my bank talk to me in English, and people waving flags other than 'Old Glory' are squawking and screaming in the streets, demanding more rights and free liberties.
Just my opinion, but maybe it's time for the government to take down the bird feeder.
Photo is from Best Nest, the official Maggie's Farm-endorsed source for bird houses and bird feeders
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Illegal immigration: Take down the bird-feeder
I bought a bird feeder. I hung it on my back porch and filled it with seed. What a beauty of a bird feeder it was, I reflected as I filled it lovingly with seed. First came the chickadees and...
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Why did you hang it on the back porch!? Wrong place.
I hang mine out in the trees, make it of a design difficult to use without work; the birds have to compete with the squirrels and other fine woodland inhabitants - they are not protected by my porch. They can build nests in the trees if they like - same competition laws apply - and they can poop far from the civilized porch as most wild creatures do.
I have rules for using my porch - dogs and guests understand - you do not poop there, fight there, or generally abuse the hospitality.
Works for everyone.... birds and provider of nice food.
please forgive my analogy..... I too am tired of being pooped on.
Swallows do not dive bomp people to try to peck at them.
They are considered gregarious birds, that like people.
There primary diet is insects. Thats what they are dive bombing for. So they are good to have around the house.
As such, they would not be attracted to a seed feeder. Maybe they were feasting on the bugs that were attracted to all that birt shit.
"They would dive bomb me and try to peck me"
Those are swallows.
Those are Democrat birds. In Saluda, NC we have the same feeder on our porch, but Libertarian birds behave much better.
"Then the illegals came by the tens of thousands."
Tens of tens of tens of thousands.
THE LEFTIST DREAM OF AN OPEN BORDER SOCIETY, DEMOCRATS WAITING FOR MORE VOTES AND REPUBLICANS FOR MORE CHEAP LABOR TO EXPLOIT AND SUBSIDIZE THEIR ENORMOUS PROFITS.
It’s sad that our schools are crammed to the limit with children of illegal aliens. They come here--and never paid a single penny into the education system. States are burdened by unfunded mandates including schooling for illegal children, which when analyzed billions of dollars paid out of American people's empty pockets. State colleges will be demanding more money from taxpayers, to subsidize the wishes of bleeding hearts, open border brain dead leftist and socialist insanity. California is in education mess and must look to parents to subsidize pens, paper and textbooks owing to the States descent into a disastrous financial pit. Governor Jerry Brown is pushing for a Statewide Dream Act will further erode the California education. This will mean even more State hands outs and higher taxes for property owners.
Each State now has accumulated so much debt from the occupation of people from across our national border and economic tourists with no return airline tickets. England was so frustrated with economic health care tourist, that they are slamming the door on people turning up from impoverished regions of the world, to slap taxpayers with the bill. Same with our nation that the courts have mandated we must give health care, education and even low income housing to illegal alien families. The United States of America that has become the free health care center for central and Latin America, Eastern Europe and other poor areas of the world, who is consuming vast amounts of services meant for the legal populace.
The Tea Party is discussing now with its tens of millions of members, to possibly joining up with reputable pro-sovereignty organizations that are ready to unseat corrupt politicians, who have flip-flopped over immigration laws in Utah and Arizona and States further afield. There is also talk of communicating the word to the membership of all organizations--to boycott--the corporate instigators that forwarded a veiled threat in a letter to the Republican Arizona Senate. At the head of the table was the US Chamber of Commerce that have been fully involved in crippling E-Verify to a voluntary basis amongst other laws, just like that old nut Senator Reid in Nevada.
THE WORD IS OUT THAT UTAH, IS WELCOMING ALL THE ECONOMIC REFUGEES FROM ARIZONA
Word of mouth will resonate across all frontiers, and internally throughout America and hundreds of thousands of economic illegal aliens will be arriving in lenient States. If illegal aliens think they can get drivers licenses in Washington State, New Mexico they will be pouring in from everywhere. They will pillage your welfare safety-net for all your impoverished citizens and legal residents, just as they have in the Sanctuary State of California and Nevada. Unions are losing memberships have been turning to the recruitment of foreign nationals that are now crowding the SEIU and other service Trade Unions. Trumka is just another Leftist with his trade union bullies, hoping to undermine the "Rule of Law" so that he can keep his power. When it comes to tourism suffering because of clamp downs on illegal alien workers, this fits only into the giant profits of travel and tourist companies. Entertainment industries should not be exempt from using E-Verify, as once the cheap labor bond is broken, they will have no choice but to hire legitimate workers, that will mean higher wages and benefits. Using foreign labor instead of Americas true labor force, is but one avenue to reduce the 10 million legit people who need jobs.
Utah doesn't have any notion of what is going to happen to them, once the illegal aliens start whispering to each other? The flood will turn into a deluge and all those under threat in Arizona and in other States building policing laws will become persona non grata. They will materialize in the hundreds of thousands in Salt Lake City, Ogden and start lining up for the food Stamps, Medicaid and anything else they can get for free. Their kids will suffocate the school system and they will have no choice but to hire more bilingual teachers. These people are well taught on how to wring the most welfare programs from the system, including free breakfasts and lunches for their children. They are well aware as in California the more babies they conjure up, they can receive $600 dollars of your money, for each child in their care. One only has to read on the Internet that there is a fraudulent game going on with child tax credits that is also costing hundreds of millions in your dollars.
The hospitals in Utah will be crammed with the newly sick and arrive in the emergency room with 4 or five children and then Utah's old folks, will have to wait 4 hours or more for treatment as the numbers grow. In one hospital in Texas there are a hundred illegal aliens on dialysis machines, costing taxpayers $100.000 dollars annually for each patient. Explore the Pdf file "Illegal Aliens and American Medicine." http://tinyurl.com/o6r27 Remember this is not about honest, law abiding legalized people who are of many religions, creeds or races. This is about illegal immigration and the consequences now and in the immediate future. Anybody who really believes the US government, or the leftist newspapers or groups with special incentives that there is--ONLY--11 million unauthorized persons here, must have an insanity claim.
Just as in the Sanctuary State of California being overwhelmed with welfare classes, so will Utah, Michigan, Florida and will smother other States with their demands. Neighborhoods will become the scene of rusty, derelict cars and the business owners will exploit them and enjoy obscene profits. Oh! But we must not forget the growing prominence of DUI (Drunk While in charge of a motor vehicle) Hit and runs will begin to rocket and more drug peddlers will move in, to sell their toxic wares to young children. Soon--more prisons will have to be constructed to incarcerate the murderers, kidnappers, home invasion crime, female and children assaults and other criminal enterprises. Just like California, Nevada and other refuge States, your debt will be accelerating because you will be forking out large sums of money like never before, to support Utah's own little invasion. GOD HELP UTAH!! If this law for Guest Workers is found constitutional these illegal persons with their extended families will suddenly appear
To repeat this statistic--that for every 1 dollar spent by illegal immigrants, they receive 3 to 4 dollars in service and public entitlements. According to (FAIR) one hundred and thirteen billion went out the door in federal entitlements, for education, health care and incarcerations; these dollar numbers are not what States payout. Each State has its own cross to bear, with no aid from the US government. CONTACT THE ARIZONA OR LOCAL TEA PARTY TO JOIN AND ERADICATE THIS TRAVESTY PLAYED ON THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
America isn't a melting pot anymore, it’s a powder keg.
Isn't the problem that you have now appointed a big fat black crow to be in charge of all the bird poo, not just on the back porch but all over your property? Funnier still, the crow eats more of the produce from the farm each year then craps it all out again as useless "offerings" to the starving native birds.
Kondratiev ...It's a proven fact that birds, no matter how intelligent they are, poop every 20 minutes. The feces have a habit of building up over time.
You are referring to what I call "Mold Theory"
Liberals and leftists believe throwing more money and funds towards a problem will solve the problem.
Conservatives (or otherwise just plain sane people) realize this is nothing more than throwing more bread at mold. It will result in more mold.