Right above it is a dead apricot tree that we keep around so the birds have a rope line where they can queue up to be allowed a drink. We sit out there in the late afternoon and count them as they roost. We set a new record yesterday with 12 in the tree, but weren't quick enough to take a photo of it. The best I got was a 9. Enjoy.
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Pondering The World
At some point in time, politics, whose only output is policy, becomes overwhelmed by other aspects of reality. The government in Venezuela can pass all the spending bills it wants, but there's no money. The power of the government has dissolved along with the currency. Venezuelan politics are irrelevant save how it controls gangs of thugs on the street.
This is kind of where I'm at with the rioting and race-mania of the Left. Winning the election becomes less and less important when laws are disregarded, the debt is at unprecedented levels and the population is heavily armed.
Think about this: What is the point of Congress if Federal courts can be firebombed without consequence? Congress passes laws. Laws are enforced by courts. Federal laws are enforced by Federal courts. Whoops! The Federal courthouse was attacked yesterday and the workforce is too frightened to come to work.
What is the point of local laws if there are no cops? The city council can declare what it wants, but if the cops don't or can't enforce it, who cares?
If a legislator passes a law and no cops or courts are there to enforce it, does it make a sound?