It is impossible to learn diseases of every species,
so treating trendy critters can be challenging.
The internet simplified exotic animal
medicine as a quick google search yields common
diseases for most species.
Unfortunately, Al Gore hadn’t yet invented
the internet when Frank called about his emus. He
had shut the two birds in a small barn stall due to
the 25 below winter weather and during the night,
emu number one did a Mike Tyson on emu number two.
“This will be a simple trauma case,” I
thought as I drove to their barn.
I peeked into the corner of the stall and spotted a
pile of feathers and straw.
Thinking this would be easier than I
expected, I crept towards the shivering mass to
assess the wounds.
I gently touched the bird and triggered a
flight-or-fight reaction which is problematic as
emus are flightless. Fighting was its only option.
Because insulated coveralls padded my body
and the bird was near death, I dove in for a second,
third and fourth round of kicks before restraining
the critter in a blue tarp and cleaning the wounds.
I eventually smeared the open abrasions with
an antibiotic ointment and backed out of the stall.
As I drove back to the clinic I thought how I
had underestimated my adversary, a mistake I vowed
to never repeat.
This brings me to my point.
Regardless progressive smiley faces and good
intentions, the federal government is evil, massive
and growing out of control.
The ruling class feed it to enslave the
non-producing class in dependency and the producing
class in debt.
I fear the Trump administration has been
sucked into the bipartisan vortex with the recent
stop-gap, 1.1 trillion-dollar budget and here is
Progressives never, ever compromise, so any
budget garnering their support grows government at
the expense of freedom.
Chumps in the hinterlands will be expected to
work extra hours so the ruling class can spread
their bounty to those too lazy to work…less a small
handling fee for administrative expenses.
When Vice President Pence trumpeted this
spending bill as being bipartisan, I almost had a
In case the Trump administration missed the point,
let me state it again.
You were not elected to go to Washington and
We expected you to subdue the entire
progressive agenda, so do not repeat my mistake of
underestimating the power of the beast you are
trying to wrap in a blue tarp.
They can be more devious than a crippled emu.