Friday, March 3, 2017

Couldn't have said it better myself

Sarge is travelling today, so I snuck one in on him.

So, Monday I posted  about a little letter to the editor from a recent transplant from that state out west.  Apparently she has an issue with the deer carcasses she views by the side of the road as she travels from her high priced California Sub-Division that has been transported to Central Texas.

Now, personally, I have a problem with the deer carcasses on the side of the road also. It is not an aesthetics problem. My problem is that each and every one met their demise on the bumper of a vehicle.  Given my experience with this problem, I realize that each one of them represents an insurance deductible of some measure.  Mine happens to be $500/incident.  Having hit 15 of those pests over the course of the last 19 years, I'm experienced in hunting deer (at 55-70MPH).  

They're not "Bambi", they're pests!

In any case the transplant provided details about a great idea that had been perfected in California to have people on the State payroll drive around the county byways, picking up various deer carcasses and feeding them to the animals in the shelters who were "hoping" to find a new home.

As if.

Well, her post was from last Wednesday,  our paper comes out weekly.  Wednesday, March 1st, the first reply was posted.

Mr Weisinger and I could be one and the same person.

I loved the opening and closing paragraphs. The subtle nature of his verbal backhand is sublimely noteworthy.  Someday I hope to write at this level. 

Shack, Lead!  

Couldn't have said it better myself!


  1. That's not fair.
    Those writers paint the citizens of California with far a too broad brush.
    It is true that in some parts, the locals have delicate sensitivities that require inert bodies to be removed from the roadsides.
    (I would venture those delicate individuals are good a making up new rules every time the game... or life... doesn't go their way)

    It is a necessity to remove a carcass ahen it's found in a developed community (or someone needs to perform and autopsy).
    However, in remote areas, where the dainty folk dont travel, removal is pretty much left to Mother Nature.

    As for Bambi, et al, being pests... don'T grow things they like to eat.

    1. The problem is that the vast majority of Californians, like most people, keep their opinions to their selves unless asked. Unfortunately, the "californians" don't regulate their selves in a similar manner.
      Also, unfortunately, applying a "DiNozzo" to the back of their head seems to have fallen out of favor in the state.

  2. Superb response. Reminds me a bit of The Alamo, when Santa Anna said, "This is how we do it in Mexico." And Colonel Travis said, "That may be so, but this is Texas." It all worked out in the end.

    In my experience -- and mind, I'm only talking about my part of the world -- deer (and antelope) seldom cross the road as singletons, and the first one usually makes it just fine. Having spent my formative years in naval aviation, when I see one deer (or antelope) my head is on a swivel looking for the rest of the flight. As my old skipper put it, "SA will save your @$$."

    1. Yes, they travel in herds here also. I live about a mile and a quarter off a major highway. That area is pretty well forested. I've watched herds of at least 60 cross our access road. I sat there quite patiently until they passed.
      On that major highway it's not unusual to see a couple of carcasses in close proximity to each other. My question is did they take one or two cars with them.
      One of OldNFO's books had a section about how effective gray clothing is as a camouflage. Works spectacularly on a deer. I know I've looked for subsequent deer in a crossing stream and actually been looking directly at them without seeing them until they moved. A bit scary actually.

  3. Excellent response to a self entitled blivet.

    1. I thought so also.

      Second use of the word Blivet on this blog in the last couple of months. Neither of them were in the context of a practice nuclear weapon which is the context that immediately springs into my mind when I hear it. Interesting.

    2. Blivet. Ten pounds of_____in a five pound sack.

  4. ...." providing for the culinary needs...."

    I love it. And he had a wonderful dry sense of humor.

    If it were me I probably would've invited Sue little to form her own carcass removal service and let Texans call her whenever the need arised.

    Reminds me of this road kill problem. In Australia, particularly in the outback, which is really only 40 or 50 miles in from the coast at least in Queensland, they install what is commonly known as "Rubars" over the front bumper. I think hitting a full-size kangaroo can be a lot worse than a deer.

    Which reminds me some years ago seeing the house trailer of a friend who just came back from a hunting trip in Wyoming. He had hit a deer, the deer bounced off the truck and hit the front corner of the house trailer creating a big hole in bounced around inside the house trailer

    1. Yeah, I thought he worded it well. I think she'll probably read that and thank him for the compliment.

  5. Thanks for the post juvat.

    Paul L. Quandt

  6. Nicely done!

    Yeah, deer blend in well. They're also good at panic. Real good.

  7. Outstanding!!! :-) One wonders if she will 'get' it...

  8. Unfortunately, his subtle way of putting in her place is probably too subtle and her California attitude will continue.

    1. Well.....I think I'd put it as her better-than-thou attitude (or maybe "california") but yes, most likely.


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