We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
duck "hunting". you put out decoys, you hide in a blind and make duck sounds hoping to fake them into landing and as they come in you pop up and blast them with high powered shotguns.
a real man's sport.
quack, quack. shotguns,decoys,blinds versus an animal with a brain the size of a peanut. you show true outdoorsmanship.
do you take trophy photos of your challenging matchup between you and the duck? I bet you do. Talk endlessly about the one you had "dead to rights" but outsmarted you? I bet you do.
And do you rendevous at your killing place in a warm car or truck to shot ducks that have flown who knows how far in the rawness of the elements? Do you take hot coco or coffee with you and food to the blind? I bet you do.
Yes, the personification of the suburban wannabe woodsman.
Aw, c'mon! Duck hunting is SO much like politics. You make a bunch of noise to attract your target with a duck call, you make your environment look like a comfortable spot for what (or who) you're hunting, and when your opponent gets in range, BLAMMO! Then you send the dogs out to retrieve what's left of your game.
At least in duck hunting, you get to eat what you kill... :)