Another Player in the Wabbit War

The Wabbit War took a new turn this week. Grumpa Joe has a strange and exotic new adversary. Events took place at the bird feeders that are disconcerting. The beautiful birds are leaving. No amount of food put out by the Alliance will keep them coming into the yard.

Surveillance of the front feeder resulted in the sighting of the new enemy, Sheik Nay Boars Khat. Not a hawk, or squirrel, or a wabbit, the Sheik uses stealth to capture and kill unsuspecting gold finches. The adversary was last seen leaving the yard with captured prey between his jaws.

The history of this type of creature reveals that he is a hunter predator. Larger members of his species are known to capture wabbits.  That makes him an ally of Grumpa Joe, except for the bird thing. Grumpa Joe loves his birds, and so far, the new predator has only taken birds, not wabbits. That makes him a new enemy.

Grumpa Joe had an out loud discussion with himself on how to discourage the Sheik from stalking birds. It only resulted in sympathy for the enemy from Grandma Peggy. Even though she is in Alliance with the wabbits, she does not want to see the new enemy harmed.  Her attitude will change once the Sheik takes out a wabbit.

Meanwhile, as the focus in the garden shifted to dealing with Sheik Nay Boars Khat, Osama Bin Wabbit snuck under the barrier and took out a Sedum Autumn Joy which was about to bloom. He chewed off the buds, and left the stems for dead.

A Patriot’s Point of View

     I love the internet! My friends send me stuff all day long. It saves me endless hours of surfing on my own. I just open my e-mail and there it is. Most of the time we trade jokes, cartoons, and letters of rage. Today, I received a copy of a letter that has been circulating for a few months. The letter to President Obama is written by a veteran of World War Two . He is ninety-five years old, and is he upset. Harold is upset about the change that is going on.The sender verified it on Snopes, but having been duped into believing too many erroneous articles, I checked it out on Snopes myself. The letter is correctly attributed to Harold Estes.Please read this patriot’s letter and comment on his point of view.

 

Dear President Obama,                   My name is Harold Estes, approaching 95 on December 13 of this year.  People meeting me for the first time don’t believe my age because I remain wrinkle free and pretty much mentally alert.I enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1934 and served proudly before, during and after WW II retiring as a Master Chief Bos’n Mate.  Now I live in a “rest home” located on the western end of Pearl Harbor , allowing me to keep alive the memories of 23 years of service to my country.One of the benefits of my age, perhaps the only one, is to speak my mind, blunt and direct even to the head man.So here goes.

I am amazed, angry and determined not to see my country die before I do, but you seem hell bent not to grant me that wish.

I can’t figure out what country you are the president of.

You fly around the world telling our friends and enemies despicable lies like:

             ” We’re no longer a Christian nation”

             ” America is arrogant” – (Your wife even

                 announced to the world,” America is mean-

                 spirited. ” Please tell her to try preaching

                 that nonsense to 23 generations of our

                 war dead buried all over the globe who

                 died for no other reason than to free a

                 whole lot of strangers from tyranny and

                 hopelessness.)

I’d say shame on the both of you, but I don’t think you like America, nor do I see an ounce of gratefulness in anything you do, for the obvious gifts this country has given you.  To be without shame or gratefulness is a dangerous thing for a man sitting in the White House.

After 9/11 you said,” America hasn’t lived up to her ideals.”

Which ones did you mean? Was it the notion of personal liberty that 11,000 farmers and shopkeepers died for to win independence from the British?  Or maybe the ideal that no man should be a slave to another man, that 500,000 men died for in the Civil War?  I hope you didn’t mean the ideal 470,000 fathers, brothers, husbands, and a lot of fellas I knew personally died for in WWII, because we felt real strongly about not letting any nation push us around, because we stand for freedom.

I don’t think you mean the ideal that says equality is better than discrimination.  You know the one that a whole lot of white people understood when they helped to get you elected.

Take a little advice from a very old geezer, young man.

Shape up and start acting like an American.  If you don’t, I’ll do what I can to see you get shipped out of that fancy rental on Pennsylvania Avenue .  You were elected to lead not to bow, apologize and kiss the hands of murderers and corrupt leaders who still treat their people like slaves.

And just who do you think you are telling the American people not to jump to conclusions and condemn that Muslim major who killed 13 of his fellow soldiers and wounded dozens more. You mean you don’t want us to do what you did when that white cop used force to subdue that black college professor in Massachusetts , who was putting up a fight?  You don’t mind offending the police calling them stupid but you don’t want us to offend Muslim fanatics by calling them what they are, terrorists.

One more thing.  I realize you never served in the military and never had to defend your country with your life, but you’re the Commander-in-Chief now, son.  Do your job.  When your battle-hardened field General asks you for 40,000 more troops to complete the mission, give them to him.  But if you’re not in this fight to win, then get out.  The life of one American soldier is not worth the best political strategy you’re thinking of.

You could be our greatest president because you face the greatest challenge ever presented to any president. 

You’re not going to restore American greatness by bringing back our bloated economy.  That’s not our greatest threat.  Losing the heart and soul of who we are as Americans is our big fight now.

And I sure as hell don’t want to think my president is the enemy in this final battle…

Sincerely,

Harold B. Estes

 Snopes confirms as true:

http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/haroldestes.asp

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