Paging Republican electors…
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Sometimes when my net is bad I’ll “like” an image post even before the images load b/c I already know based on the tags and who posted it that I’m going to like it.
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Decembird Day 8: Extinct
Kauaʻi ʻōʻō (Moho braccatus)
Formerly endemic to the island of Kauaʻi, this species was down to two individuals, a mated pair, by the 1980s. In 1982 the female died, leaving the last male alone. His solo performance in 1987 of what should be a duet is poignant and haunting. He was the last of not only his species, but also his genus and family.
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“As Krikorian notes, the Department of Labor has vast administrative power in the immigration process, helping to certify guest worker visas and, depending on the discretion of the secretary, working with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Under Obama, the Department of Labor hasn’t co-operated with ICE on enforcement—nor is that likely to change under Puzder, who sees immigrants as having a vital role in the economy. The deeper concern among Trump’s hardcore fans is with the president-elect himself. He campaigned on a promise not to sell out grassroots Republicans at the behest of big donors, as the party establishment has done for years. One such betrayal was the willingness of Senate Republicans, the notorious Gang of Eight, to work with Obama on immigration reform. To those disillusioned Republicans, Trump said: I’m wealthy, so I can’t be bought, and will remain true to my word. But now that Trump is president-elect, he’s appointing a cabinet full of wealthy donors…. It’s too soon to know whether Trump will sell out his base. There was always a good chance that he would disappoint the immigration hawks, given that the Republican Party is beholden to corporations like CKE Restaurants that thrive on cheap labor. And working with Sessions, Trump could still appease this particular faction with symbolic gestures, like ramped up public raids on undocumented immigrants. But overall, Trump’s cabinet picks suggest he could become Coulter’s worst nightmare: an orange, obnoxious Jeb Bush.”
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These last few days we took a retreat up in Big Bear, CA, and invited some of our Poe Party friends for a little rest, relaxation, bizarre board games, and creative inspiration. We hope to make this sort of thing a yearly Shipwrecked holiday tradition.
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The Wyndham Sisters by John Singer Sargent | Fleurs by Jean Benner | Mrs. Daniel Sargent by John Singleton Copley | Gossip Being Punished by Ignacio Diaz Olano | Mrs. Louis E. Raphael by John Singer Sargent
No gradient. Not a single change in vibrance or brightness. No brightness. It engulfs. It’s all black.
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replied to your post “I mean if you count the KitR characters’ roles as also being KitR…”
But it’s not just that–Lenore, Annabel, and Poe are characters that the actors in KitR played in KitR, even without ATTV, right?
Why do I even post on this website? I just embarrass myself. Yes, of course you are correct. At this point I don’t even know what I thought my original objection was.
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Hello, hello! Should I add more clues of my location as the days draw closer? I think it would be fitting. Here’s another hint: I got to watch the end of Poe Party a bit earlier than it was released. As a result, I also met Shipwrecked and talked to them. They were just as lovely in-person as they are on-screen. How is the bird counting progressing and what is your favourite bird in the region you’ve seen? – Your Poe Party Secret SantaPosted by jbc on December 8th, 2016 at 11:43 am
Ooh; I’m guessing that means you may have been at the Buffer Festival screening in Toronto. Lucky you!
The preparation for the Christmas bird count continues; this morning I was able to go into the part of the salt marsh that normally is closed to the public. We had 49 species, which is pretty good for me. My favorite bird during this morning’s outing was probably the first-winter Bonaparte’s Gull that flew through my spotting scope’s field of view while I was trying to look at a different bird. Here’s a photo of a first-winter Bonaparte’s Gull courtesy of Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren on Flickr:
My favorite bird overall in this region would be hard to pick; there are so many of them that I really love. I’ve sometimes said White-tailed Kite in the past, and it’s definitely at or near the top of the list. I’ll keep thinking about it.
Thanks for checking in, Santa! Hope you’re doing well!
(full count from this morning’s bird outing after a cut)
Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve (restricted access), Santa Barbara, California, US
Dec 8, 2016 7:34 AM – 10:33 AM
Comments: Tide 3.5’ and falling
49 species (+1 other taxa)
Red-breasted Merganser 4
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Eared Grebe 1
Western Grebe 1
Double-crested Cormorant 16
Brown Pelican 4
Great Blue Heron 2
Great Egret 2
Snowy Egret 4
Turkey Vulture 6
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Black-bellied Plover 74
Snowy Plover 8
Semipalmated Plover 2
Long-billed Curlew 16
Marbled Godwit 7
Western Sandpiper 8
peep sp. 2
Spotted Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 3
Bonaparte’s Gull 1
Ring-billed Gull 1
Western Gull 3
Eurasian Collared-Dove 2
Anna’s Hummingbird 1
Allen’s Hummingbird 1
Belted Kingfisher 1 Female, perched on mudbank
Black Phoebe 2
Say’s Phoebe 1
American Crow 3
Marsh Wren 1
Northern Mockingbird 2
American Pipit 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
White-crowned Sparrow 12
Savannah Sparrow 13
Song Sparrow 4
Lincoln’s Sparrow 1
California Towhee 2
Western Meadowlark 2
House Finch 24
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This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
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