I squirm when Clint disses Barach,
and Rove uses the word murder in regard to Akin.
I’m enthused by the Democratic Convention,
and worry that jobs #s Friday may eclipse jokes about chairs & murder
and could short-circuit the post-DNC bump.
No matter the numbers,
I hope reporters remove the “but” from sentences stating positive economic news
and state this fact: We’ve 20 consecutive months of job creation.
The big, coral-red bill
pointing down on the Columbia told me it was a Caspian Tern,
and I wondered if it was a survivor of the 2006, pre-4th of July
mistaken cleaning of a barge covered with a generation’s worth of nestlings in Long Beach Harbor;
a massacre due to ignorance,
not like Uganda’s military slaughter-from-helicopter of 22 elephants
just for a million dollars worth of ivory:
http://youtu.be/zn4tI1TKPwE ( rescue of a wounded poached elephant)
elephant slaughter-Cameroon http://youtu.be/eoDSqOovLrs
http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/contact; http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/our-work/protecting-elephants: this site has resources for protesting the slaughter of elephants.