Sunday, August 16, 2009

Remember the Killdeer bird.

What lesson can it teach us about politics?


  1. Killdeer are masters at deception. They fake injury to lure an enemy away from their nest. It might be called slight of hand or bait and switch.

    As in the current debate on health care, the politicians will try to take our eyes off the ball and target "astro-turfers" or Nazi's. While they get the discussion going in one direction and distract the public they are continuing their work on health care. Lesson: Keep your eye on the prize.

    Yesterday we were out early walking and came across a small herd of Javalina. They were apparently too close to a nest so two of the adult birds stated flopping around like they were hurt. The Javalina would get close and they would fly off 5 or 10 feet and do it again. They did this 5 or 6 times until they got the javalina away from the nest and then they flew off.

  2. You have hit the nail squarely on the head and driven it flat against the wood.

    In April Obama stated that there would be no investigation into the CIA. The people relaxed and thought that it was over. Yesterday his administration appoints a special prosecutor.

    Evidentially the President Killbird felt he had lead the populous far enough away from the nest.