Thursday, February 16, 2017

MAGPIE RATATOUILLIE ???



Last week it was cool and lawns needed a trim so before firing up the 'yellow peril' I snatched a jacket in 'my shed' only to have a large rat run down my arm. So traps set and success next day with a similar size rat, very  dead.
Later that next day SWMBO glimpsed a Magpie eating another bird on the driveway. My observation indicated the takeaway  was possibly a Tui, so unlock gun safe, put magizine into .22 slowly open front door and one dead Magpie.
Further investigation revealed a young very dead Tui sans it's head.

Tui were extinguished in this Harbour area in the big snows of 1992 and were re-established by some enthusiasts this century and I was saddened that one had died at the hand or was that beak of the Australian overstayer. Good news it was not one of the banded birds

So were the interred remains of the rodent,  one victim  and the killer a "magpie rattatui".

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

If we could just move on from the big game hunting and bravery in the face of such adversity and revisit the subject of a couple of your more inflammatory posts that at the time I said did not occur.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/frankfurt-mass-sexual-assault-refugees-fake-made-up-bild-germany-cologne-new-year-allegations-a7581291.html

This what happens when your information comes from rightwing media outlets that are linked to Breibart ie. Der Bild, Daily mail etc. Wikipedia is no longer accepting DM stories as a source due to "unreliability issues".

Lord Egbut Nobacon

gravedodger said...

I guess Eggbut, you support the distressing change in academic freedoms at Berkley that had the gay speaker Milo, shut dowm because his freedom of speech was somehow less entitled than the shouty losers who still have no idea how the world ended up with President Donald J Trump.

Ostriches have a similar belief system when they put their heads in the sand but that would never satisfy an anarchist as someone else might still hear the seditious truth and we all know what happened to Honecker's wall don't we. Just another unfortunate outcome from the free speech experiment eh. So much easier and empowering to just shut or is that shout down all the opinions that don't fit your warped thinking.

You have more positions than the Kama Sutra and that became dead boring after a few pages, personal discovery was far more exciting.

Instead of all your incorrect assertions perhaps you should get out more yourself.

David said...

I guess Eggbut, you support the distressing change in academic freedoms at Berkley that had the gay speaker Milo, shut dowm because his freedom of speech was somehow less entitled ...

Just what is it about the Shouty Right that does not understand free speech? Do you understand the concept, dodgy?

As you bring up the well known Troll Milo, perhaps you need a lesson on free speech in the US.

Free speech does not guarantee you a platform.

Free speech does not mean you get to speak unchallenged.

Others expressing disagreement with your speech is not an infringement of your right to free speech.

Being shouted down is not an infringement of your free speech.

All of the above cases could be covered by politeness, good manners, etc. But none of them are an issue of denial of free speech.

The right to free speech simply means that the government cannot prohibit your speech simply because it does not like your ideas. The government may not stop you from speaking freely, with a few caveats.

I do hope I have kept it simple enough for a right winger to grasp. If not, let me know and I'll draw you a picture.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

David, you would have been right at home in Berlin around 1940.

David said...

Yes, Adolf, I am sure I would have been on the platform, waiting for you to shove me in a cattle car, what with being a communist and a free thinker and all that.

David said...

Just for fun, I asked Sean Spicer if he knew you, says he recalls an Adolphus Fibel.
And as for the English Lord, seems he goes under the moniker Loredana Egeo Nobleman. I'd hate to think what Spicer would call Gravedodger. Oh, fuck it' let's try. Gravely. Pretty lame, even by Spicer's low standards.

Anonymous said...

More positions than the Kama Sutra.......how refreshingly original.

gravedodger said...

David you daft bugger, they wouldn't even allow Milo on campus.

Considering your oh so considered comment I have a strong belief that I have a greater understanding of free speech in all its forms.

That might just have a small connection to the fact your tirade is published on this thread.

Adolf sumned you up admirably, I have a sneaky suspicion it would be you cramming others onto the wagon for a trip to the East.

Massive contrast as to how " the west was won" eh.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who thinks Troll Adolph is admirable in any way shape or form when it comes to free speech is either deluded or utterly deluded.
Perhaps a few anecdotes about your dedication to free speech might be in order Dodger. Perhaps the one where you supported the jailing of people of upset your vision of the natural order of things...

Lord Egbut

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

I see the twins Bile and Vitriol have nothing else to do today.

Anonymous said...

How is your fake house and fake life Troll ?....still waiting for the lawnmower to make an appearance on your lawn.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

You'll be waiting forever, fool.

David said...

Blogger gravedodger said...
David you daft bugger, they wouldn't even allow Milo on campus.


Are you bosom buddies, or is it to hard to type Yiannopoulos?

Anyhoo, as he is not a student, faculty or admin at Berkley, once again, he has no automatic right of entry to the campus. Neither do your or I. You just don't get this whole concept of private and public, do you?

Considering your oh so considered comment I have a strong belief that I have a greater understanding of free speech in all its forms.

Obviously, you don't. You either failed to comprehend what I wrote, or seem to think that you have a magic wand that can change reality.

We do not know each other, so it may surprise you to find that I am as close to a free speech absolutist as you will find. I think the 1st Amend to US constitution would serve most, if not all, countries quite well. I think that Milo Yiannopoulos is a vile piece of shit, but the best way to counter his shit is to let him speak and then challenge him and show that he is a vile piece of shit. You, of course, would call that infringing his right to free speech.

That might just have a small connection to the fact your tirade is published on this thread.

There you go again, being willingly ignorant. My "tirade" was a statement of fact about the way the world works. But you seem to think that any statement in opposition to your wisdom is an assault on you. Free speech only works when it is available to all, not just a select few.

Adolf is a free speech opponent, as shown by his constant deleting of comments he doesn't like. Of course, as this is a private arena, it is not covered by free speech laws, so Adolf is well withing his rights to censor any and everything. But Adolf, like his mentor, the Cheeto min The Whitehouse, loves ranting about the Lugenpresse. That tells you all you need to know.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

David. You are telling lies again. I do not delete comments because I don't like them. I delete the comments when the commenters make pricks of themselves.

David said...

Adolf, as usual, woefully inadequate in reply.

...when the commenters make pricks of themselves. is a subjective judgement, based on your inbuilt biases against intelligent and witty commentary.

As I said above, that is your right. But that also makes you far less of a free speech advocate than you'd like to think you are.

David said...

And the news just keeps getting better. Gravedodger's poster boy "Milo" has been dumped by Breitbart! Breitbart? Boy, when you're too beyond the pale for Breitbart, that just shows how fucked you are. This, coming on top of Simon and Schuster dumping his book deal and CPAC rescinding his speaker's invitation the world is gradually becoming a better place.