Monday, October 27, 2014

Elk Hunt Chronicles - Day Eight

One of the nicest things about this trip is that I've been blissfully unaware of events in 'the real world.' For some misguided reason I decided to check the CNN website to see if obama has been impeached or shot yet (just kidding about that last one).

Alas, barry remains in office. That was depressing enough, but a couple of stories made me feel even worse.

Authorities: Suspect in California shooting spree was deported to Mexico twice
One of the suspects in a California shooting spree that left two sheriff's deputies dead was deported to Mexico twice, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Let's see obama explain to the families of those dead officers why he refuses to enforce border security and immigration laws.


In other news:

Quarantined nurse slams Gov. Christie
Kaci Hickox, a nurse placed under mandatory quarantine in New Jersey, went on CNN on Sunday and criticized the "knee-jerk reaction by politicians" to Ebola, saying "to quarantine someone without a better plan in place, without more forethought, is just preposterous." 
"This is an extreme that is really unacceptable, and I feel like my basic human rights have been violated," Hickox told CNN's Candy Crowley on "State of the Union."
While I respect her selflessness and compassion, she's way off base on this one. She's seen first hand what an Ebola epidemic looks like. Why on earth would she want to take even the slightest risk of that occurring here? IMO our right to be free of Ebola trumps whatever rights of hers that have been allegedly violated.

There were more equally depressing and nonsensical stories that I didn't bother reading. Instead, I did what I should have done in the first place - ignored the Internet and went out for a hike.

Another gorgeous day. I  wish I could take this weather back home with me.

I'm leaving Monday morning to return to 'civilization.' It's been blissful, but I have to go back ... I guess...


Old NFO said...

Yeah, should have stayed off the 'net... Now you need to get back on the BP meds... Drive safe going home!

Well Seasoned Fool said...
From a trail cam. At about:28, see the big bull that has been in trail. Back in the day put more than one of my Dad's hunters on a bull by letting the cows and yearlings go by.

CenTexTim said...

NFO - you're right about the BP.

WSF - nice bull. And a sneaky old wise one, too.