Tuesday, April 9, 2013

NIMBY

Folks, I have some bad news. We have politicians in our neighborhood. No, honest - I got a picture of one right in my backyard:


Actually, I really shouldn't slander the poor animal by comparing him to a politician...

That is all.

15 comments:

Dave H said...

I have one hanging around my neighborhood. He's not too annoying though. I think he's an Independent.

He's actually done me a favor by digging up some bee's nests in my yard and eating the contents.

Anonymous said...

My wife had named ours The Show Skunk, because it was mostly white and in her mind, very pretty. I was forbidden from capping it and my neighbors dog got skunked twice.

It met it's maker by way of road kill about 100 yards down wind of our house.

Gerry

bluesun said...

Had to dig a new hole for the ones I keep catching, my old one was full up...

Old NFO said...

You insult him like that, he's liable to 'dump' on you...

.45ACP+P said...

I was in Dorchester late one night walking back from the "T" (subway)January 2 years ago and found myself sharing the clear path in the snow with a racoon when "Aw Hell that ain't no racoon!" That was a fully inhabited area and being a visitor I did not have the state's permission to carry the tools of self defense. Fortunately he was a bit shy and went back under a house.

Michael in CT said...

Skunks have a spine, so they can't possibly be related to politicians

Roger said...

Jay;
You are slandering that poor honest skunk.
When has a skunk ever lied?
When has a skunk ever cheated?
When has a skunk ever been corrupt?
When has a skunk ever taken bribes?
When has a skunk ever smelled worse than the stink over washington?
You should be happy your neighbor is a skunk and not a politician.

Heath J said...

De-stinked, they make awesome pets. Just saying.

TinCan Assassin said...

I'm surprised you caught it in daylight. They're normally nocturnal.

Anonymous said...

I have always liked skunks. Back when I was growing up My aunt Margie and uncle Bela had a ranch west of Fort Worth. When you would drive up to the house, you would be greeted by as many as fifteen skunks. They were Margie's "pets". She fed them and they stayed around the house. She always said they were better than cats at keeping down mice and rats. They were also friendlier than cats. Since they were made to believe they were part of the family, they never sprayed. To think of those wonderful creatures in the same sentence as a filthy thing like a politician is just not right.

libertyman said...

To Tin Can Assassin's point. A nocturnal animal seen in the day is usually a sick animal. Not one coming home from the third shift.

acairfearann said...

Only sort of nocturnal, the really big skunks, especially those with babies to feed, tend to get a jump on the competition; they'll be out an hour or so before dusk quite frequently. Or at least ours are.
Still, you are insulting the skunk!

TOTWTYTR said...

The lawyer for the Skunks will be calling you soon.

Anonymous said...

To whom it may concern:
I deplore your comparison of my group,Fair and Right Treatment,or FART,to politicians.To even bring up the smell of indignity to a law abiding group such as us in the same sentence as elected officials has an air of oppression.Your statement reeks of racism.If I get wind of any similar remark,the aroma of shame will be cast upon you,and the stench of ridicule will be yours.And for future reference,lawyers are pit vipers,and politicians are your garden variety snakes.
Sincerely,
Pepe LePew
FART chairman

Skip said...

Skunks are highly susceptible to rabies.