Patches and Packs

Really.  Come on now.  Did you truly think that “top kill” was going to work anyway?  To all of those detractors who must place the blame for this on President Obama, ask yourselves these questions: For you right-wing nuts, how can you condemn big government and uncontrolled spending in one breath, and then in the next breath demand that our government is not doing enough to stem the flow of oil?  For you lefties and Progressives, are you really that naive to assume that government has a fix for everything, even a catastrophe as large as this spill?  And since the answer is clearly “No”, why is your next step to lower yourselves and criticize the man who is trying his darndest to rectify matters?  The disaster happened.  The best we can do now is to make sure a similar one will never happen again.  But no matter how big and powerful our government is, and despite the fact that our government can print as much money as it wants, it cannot prevent these major catastrophes from ever occurring again.  Bad things happen.  It is high time to throw away our naivete and penchant for blame.  Unless, of course, our sole purpose is for the political assassination of one party or another.  How old is this practice?  Can’t these idiots get a life, tend to their own little existences, pull themselves out of their own helplessness without burying others?

Instead of taking on the “pack mentality”, perhaps we should tend to our own patches and clean up our own environs.  Was it Howard Zinn who said “Everything is local”?  Enjoy your own little patch this weekend.  May you find yourself walking on sunshine.  Perhaps the person who coined the phrase “going to the dogs” was really on to something, in a completely opposite way than originally intended.

DOG PACK ATTACKS GATOR IN FLORIDA

At times
nature can be cruel, but there is also a raw beauty, and even a
certain justice manifested within that cruelty.

The
alligator, one of the oldest and ultimate predators, normally
considered the “apex predator”,
can still fall victim to implemented ‘team work’ strategy, made
possible due to the tight knit social structure and “survival of
the pack mentality” bred into the canines.

See
the remarkable photograph below courtesy of Nature Magazine.

Note
that the Alpha dog has a muzzle hold on the
gator preventing it from breathing, while another dog has a hold
on the tail to keep it from thrashing. The third dog attacks the
soft underbelly of the gator.

Not for the
squeamish

Laughter
is good for the soul.

As per the regular drill, thanks to my funny people, Miss Seven Striper and Lillyhope, for their humorous contributions.
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3 Responses to “Patches and Packs”

  1. ERG Says:

    chopped liver in LA sent you the gator attack (can’t view picture however) email. I never get no respect!

    • yomamaforobama Says:

      Didn’t see your email, but sure as spit Lilleyhope sent me this one.

  2. amy lilley Says:

    yup. Lilleyhope, present and accounted for…sure as spit, I sent the Gator attack…thank goodness for YOUR sense of humor..:))

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