Wood Storks at Lely

We were visited by a flock of endangered Wood Storks last week at the pond behind our place. Apparently, South Florida has one of the largest rookeries for Wood Storks anywhere. There are two rookeries relatively close to us. The water was way down last week in the pond and made for good fishing. We also were visited by otters, an osprey and even a pelican!

Requirements for Voter Registration

According to The Daily Caller:

Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said the alleged “blue wave” Democrats are expecting in the 2018 midterm elections is filled with “documented and undocumented” voters.

“The thing of it is, the blue wave is African American. It is white. It is Latino. It is Asian-Pacific Islander,” Abrams said at a Clayton County campaign office Tuesday in a video obtained by The Washington Free Beacon. “It is made up of those who’ve been told that they are not worthy of being here. It is comprised of those who are documented and undocumented.”

Here’s the link: https://dailycaller.com/2018/10/12/stacey-abrams-georgia-illegal-voters/

For anyone who is confused about the requirement for voter registration, here is the text from the Georgia Secretary of State’s website:


You are eligible to vote in Georgia if you are a citizen of the United States; a legal resident of Georgia; at least 18 years old; have not been found to be mentally incompetent by the court; are not serving a sentence for a felony of moral turpitude; are registered to vote; and meet all other state requirements, such as showing a Photo Identification if you choose to vote in person or properly requesting and returning an absentee ballot if you choose to vote by mail.

Here’s the link: http://sos.ga.gov/admin/uploads/Voting_3_panel_for_website1.pdf

The wording of these rules is virtually the same in every state I have checked.

Have you ever seen a Squonk’s tears?

(Lacrimacorpus dissolvens.)

The range of the squonk is very limited. Few people outside of Pennsylvania have ever heard of the quaint beast, which is said to be fairly common in the hemlock forests of that State. The squonk is of a very retiring disposition, generally traveling about at twilight and dusk. Because of its misfitting skin, which is covered with warts and moles, it is always unhappy ; in fact it is said, by people who are best able to judge, to be the most morbid of beast. Hunters who are good at tracking are able to follow a squonk by its tear-stained trail, for the animal weeps constantly. When cornered and escape seems impossible, or when surprised and frightened, it may even dissolve itself in tears. Squonk hunters are most successful on frosty moonlight nights, when tears are shed slowly and the animal dislikes moving about ; it may then be heard weeping under the boughs of dark hemlock trees. Mr. J. P. Wentling, formerly of Pennsylvania, but now at St. Anthony Park, Minnesota, had a disappointing experience with a squonk near Mont Alto. He made a clever capture by mimicking the squonk and inducing it to hop into a sack, in which he was carrying it home, when suddenly the burden lightened and the weeping ceased. Wentling unslung the sack and looked in. There was nothing but tears and bubbles.


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