The (presumable) descendants of the men who met the British at Bunker Hill and Lexington are frightened by a flock of birds…
Sometimes nature can get a little too close for comfort, and sometimes that’s due to wild turkeys. We saw a tweet Monday about just that from someone who lives in the Moss Hill section of Jamaica Plain.
She complained about aggressive turkeys pecking at people out walking. We checked it out, and found that she’s not alone.
“It’s just gotten to be terrible that I’m fearful to go walking with my grandchild in the stroller. I’m actually fearful to go walking on my own,” Kathy says.
Wild animals are usually under the jurisdiction of the state wildlife agency. We reached out to that department, but they didn’t respond.
One if by land, and two if … OH SHIT! A turkey! Run! Big State, save uuuuuuss!!!
Dear LAWD, Kathy, you’re in Pilgrim-land. Just grab one and cook it. The rest will observe and move on. Fear. America is rank with it.
But, not when it comes to things that really should inspire at least a little trepidation. When it comes to the largest invasion in recorded human history, Americans are blind, stupid, or stupidly, blindly unconcerned.
The latest Harvard/Harris Poll reveals that when Americans are asked how many illegal aliens are arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, only about 13 percent answer correctly. Meanwhile, about 76 percent of Americans believe illegal immigration levels are vastly lower than they actually are.
For example, there were nearly 100,000 border apprehensions in April, alone. This puts illegal immigration at the southern border on track to outpace every year of illegal immigration under former President Obama and take the U.S. back to Bush era levels. At current rates, experts project there to be 863,000 border apprehensions this Fiscal Year, though this only counts illegal aliens who are caught at the border and does not include those who successfully cross.
Those are the apprehensions, again, and not the total of all illegal entries. Then there are the “legals.” Bush Error levels. Innumerate, civic nationals can’t be bothered with reality. Unless it’s turkeys in the yard. Then, it’s an emergency. Maybe we could have the scary birds guard the wide-open border?