Open thread: Hens and Crows

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What's the difference between a hen and a cro?

Pat Mc HEN ry

Pat Mc CRO ry

You decide.

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Note to self: misunderstanding the Holocaust is anti-Semitic

Thanks for the pointer, Mr. Terrell.

Is misunderstanding the Battle of Wounded Knee anti-aboriginal?

Nah, who gives a shit about those Native Americans anyway? They were squatting on the land we needed for oil exploration; am I right?

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relocating from Indianapolis, IN to RTP, NC soon; got any advice for me?

I wouldn't recommend drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity for everyone, but they've always worked for me. -- Hunter S. Thompson

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Garner, NC

I wouldn't recommend drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity for everyone, but they've always worked for me. -- Hunter S. Thompson

Hi!

You have a problem with followers of Earth-based religions?

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi
Pointing at Naked Emperors

SNL

Hillary Clinton's argument to the superdelegates:

A cooling salve after my frustration this week or more fuel on the fire?

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There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of the comfortable past which, in fact, never existed. - Robert F. Kennedy

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There are people in every time and every land who want to stop history in its tracks. They fear the future, mistrust the present, and invoke the security of the comfortable past which, in fact, never existed. - Robert F. Kennedy

Roosters Crow...

Hens Deliver.

Right girls?

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hold on. FDR

I'm an idealist without illusions. JFK

Funny.

n/t

Linda!!! Did you and I discuss tihs already?

Because I absolutely ADORE crows. I'd love to lay eyes on a raven, but they don't hang out much around these parts. It's the same attraction, though. They're just so danged big and tough and fascinating to look at. I can understand the nuisance crows create for people, but to me they're just beautiful, beautiful creatures.

No, Bru, I don't think we've talked about it before

but it's another reason for that glass of wine that's waiting for us, somewhere, out there.

I watch crows all the time. The only time I've seen a raven was at a festival in Maryland. They had a wildlife center bring in owls, hawks, a golden eagle, and a raven, along with various reptilian weird things, like a lizard that everyone thought was a snake because it had no legs.

The birds were either being rehabilitated to be released, or they were for some reason unable to be released. The raven was one of the latter. I got to put on the glove and let the raven step onto my arm. Just as he was doing that, something startled him, so he flapped his wings. DAMN! Big strong bird. And beautiful just beautiful.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi
Pointing at Naked Emperors

But....did either one of you know

that one of the crow's favorite meals is baby birds? They just ain't all about that road kill.

I've never really liked them because in a lot of the fantasy books I've read, they are the eyes and ears of the Debil.

No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion, and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots.

Progressive Discussions

That may be due to the fact that crows are carrion eaters.

It also may be due to pre-Christian mythology that had crows and ravens strongly identified with Goddesses who, if their tales are to be believed, would not go gently into that dark night.

Many of the Celtic goddesses are linked with the raven or crow. In this mythology the goddesses are the aggressive deities, those associated with war and death. Badb, Macha and Nemain are all associated with crows and/or ravens, as is Nantosuelta, a Gaulish water and healing goddess.

Lots of fascinating mythology stuff on that page. And remember, one person's mythology is another person's religion is another person's folktale.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi
Pointing at Naked Emperors

yeah, they're wicked *and* beautiful!

Such a bonus!

In fact, this morning I watched a mockingbird drive a crow off from a nest. It's funny how the mockingbirds chase the crows and the crows chase the hawks. (Or not funny, I suppose if one is trying to protect a baby bird.)

The appeal of corvids is decidedly different from that of a blue bird or a bunting, fer shur. But I just love 'em.

Whack-a-mole

God damn, James, the trolls are flooding in too fast for my sarcastic snark to catch them all!

Requesting backup, over!

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relocating from Indianapolis, IN to RTP, NC soon; got any advice for me?

I wouldn't recommend drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity for everyone, but they've always worked for me. -- Hunter S. Thompson

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Garner, NC

I wouldn't recommend drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity for everyone, but they've always worked for me. -- Hunter S. Thompson

Obama delegate

I was just informed that I have been approved by the Obama campaign to be a delegate, now I just have to get elected on Saturday.

Pretty big leap from being a national chair of the Green Party during the 2004 election to being an Obama delegate in 2008. This ought to be interesting.

"jump in where you can and hang on"
Briscoe Darling to Sheriff Andy

CONGRATS!!!!!

That is truly exciting~

CONGRATS!!!!!

That is truly exciting~

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