Archive for July 10th, 2017

FLORIDAZON? FLORINDIA?

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Time to rename the state of Florida to Floridazon or some other jungle-ish, Amazon-sounding name. First there’s the snakes, the boa constrictors and pythons that are running loose everywhere that pet owners have released into the wild and that have mated and multiplied, and now lots of Rhesus monkeys are spreading out after escaping from a tourist compound, and are starting to threaten people.

Now they need to import lions to eat the monkeys, and then have big game safaris to shoot the lions because the lions will thrive and multiply by eating monkeys. Maybe tigers would be better, tigers are endangered and lions aren’t, and tigers eat monkeys too. I wonder how well elephants would do in the Florida swamps? They could hold tiger hunts from the backs of elephants like the rajahs of India used to do, once the tiger population grew large enough, and the money from selling hunts could be used to pay the survivors of tiger attacks – if there are any.

What Florida really needs to complete this picture is a nice variety of colorful parrots. They have a few types now, but more would be good. If you’re going to totally destroy the natural ecology of an entire state and probably 6 or 7 states before these critters stop spreading out, you might as well go all the way.

WORLD’S OLDEST HIPPOPOTAMUS

Monday, July 10th, 2017

“Manila (AFP) – Bertha, believed to be the world’s oldest hippopotamus, has died at age 65, the Manila zoo said Monday, having beaten the typical lifespan for the mostly herbivorous mammals by decades.”

I think they’re mistaken. Rosie O’Donnell is only 55.

HAPPY SUNNY MEXICO

Monday, July 10th, 2017

I see that the Zetas drug cartel is being blamed for the murders in Mexico of an entire family including the four little children, because the father was suspected of being involved somehow in a rival drug gang’s attack on a Zetas gang member.

The story goes on to say that the murder rate in Mexico is now at it’s highest ever. Since the start of this year there’s been about 10,000 murders over drugs and related to drug gangs in Mexico. That doesn’t count all the murders those people commit over here.

This is one more excellent reason why we need The Wall and lots of armed guards patrolling that wall. Many Mexicans live just barely a notch above the cockroaches that live with them by the millions, in grungy little shacks, and it’s no wonder they want to get away from there and come here, but they bring their ignorance, cockroaches, drugs and diseases with them and aren’t comfortable living like we do. What they know is poverty, and after they come here they continue to live in poverty. Worse, they try to make everyone around them live in poverty too, so it all looks like Mexico and they can be comfortable in familiar surroundings.

We can’t save these people from themselves and by trying, we only make our own lives worse. We’ve moved manufacturing plants to Mexico for the cheaper labor, and at the same time given them jobs far better than what they had. We have a brisk trade with Mexico, we buy huge quantities of farm produce from them and other products, Mexico used to be our Number One tourist destination too, before all the killing and other crimes got so bad. We’ve been pretty good neighbors but nothing has worked, it’s all gotten worse and we can’t keep letting these people cross our border anymore because they’re making it worse for us, too.