Mocking Wednesday


Mockingbirds are out; scrub jays are in. And there we bird lovers were, out of step with the times, praising mockingbirds in Backyard Bird Racers this past Saturday. We didn’t know that only three days earlier the mockingbird had been trashed publicly by Florida State Representative Mark Pafford and formally proposed in HB 843 to be ousted as the official state bird in favor of the Florida scrub jay. Here is the evidence of our commentary shame for the world to scorn.

​Mockingbirds are the handsome bastards of the bird world. (indubitably)

Yes! I see them and magpies as the guys who can look like they are all dressed up formally being elegant and sleek and the next moment they are jokers. (Bésame)

A self-proclaimed “legislative short-timer” from West Palm Beach, Pafford writes in a Tampa BayTimes column that Florida’s State Bird, the mockingbird, is “an obnoxious, plagiarizing and promiscuous bully and has to go.” He suggest the Florida scrub jay as a better representative because “its a handsome blue and slate, is native to — and remains in — our state. The mockingbird — a monotonous gray — is commonplace and all over the map. It comes and goes like the fickle-feathered fiend it is.”



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16 Responses to Mocking Wednesday

  1. David B. Benson says:

    He is mocking, yes?


    • Den says:

      Generous in applying the mock to all that will listen.
      I like their music, generous variations in tone, probably mock the scrub jay.


  2. David B. Benson says:

    Down the College Hill Climb to the Greenway, south along the Grand Avenue Greenway to downtown and the Riverwalk, east there to Benewah, a short north on Latah to the Tokyo Seoul for Salmon teriyaki bento box dinner. That route was 47 minutes on the sticks.


  3. David B. Benson says:

    More of the Middle East at war yet?


  4. Den says:

    North Korea was today’s poster boy.


    • Den says:

      One poster boy per day, new one everyday induces a sense of confusion in folks, like a giant mind grinder, just try to keep up.


  5. Den says:

    Ha good one


    • º¿carol says:

      That was cute! Seriously.

      Then my brain said, Trump got even more publicity from that going around. Still, that was VERY good. Made him look like the blowhard, no talent what-is-HE-doing-running-for-president, person he is.


  6. º¿carol says:

    Looks like the feds are going to let the “patriots” in Oregon die of boredom. Hopefully, the media soon walks away. That will expedite the end of this silliness.


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