The Democrat party has gone all in for stupid, as in openly promoting socialism for America that
we can already see disintegrating right before our eyes in Venezuela. They are still hell bent on
“change we can believe in,” using radicalism as their tool. Americas growing economy, its low
unemployment levels, new job hirings and lower tax rates are denied by the radical Democrats.
They can’t come to grips with it because the new Democrats, like AOC, have never experienced
the robust economy that capitalism brings. The words that fall from Comrade AOC’s lips are
evidence enough to show the differences. What do they want? Socialism!!!!
For New York States hand-clapping Democrat politicians, radicals all, comforted by their new
law that legitimizes murdering newborn babies. The horror of that was followed by the
Democrat Va. Governor, a medical doctor, explaining in detail how it’s done. Now, the
Commonwealth of Mass. wants to follow their brethren radicals in doing the same thing. I even
hear a couple other states on the east coast have indicated a desire to be baby murders.
Comrade Ocasio-Cortez, who launched a millennial version of the Communist Manifesto in her
idiotic Green New Deal scheme, is blamed for Amazon pulling out of its New York deal to
establish a second Hq. there. To be fair, Comrade AOC might be the face that launched a
thousand stupid ideas, but Amazon’s leaving NYC was not one of them. She cheer leaded of
course, but It was in fact, an unimportant local NYC socialist radical politician who had veto
power over site selection, who chose to exercise that power, and did just that.
Disgusted, Amazon said “Adios” and with the snap of the fingers, thousands of potential jobs
were lost, the potential billions in lost taxes by company and employee income, vanished in an
instant and there sits NYC Mayor De Blasio and NY’s Governor Cuomo, wondering what just
happened. Tax payers are fleeing NY and they still allowed radicals to reconfigure the tax base.
The bright light of Socialism is blinding. It attracts only moths, bugs and millinials. We see
further evidence of this with the line-up of new Democrat presidential hopefuls hedging their
bets on promoting AOC’s Green schemes to other than their like minded audiences. New York,
like California, is full of ‘em so, we might be in trouble.
What makes the Democrats look like the stupid party they are becoming is that their socialist
expectations are being ridiculed by President Trump who is far more skillful as a communicator
than any of them are. Democrat talking heads who rush to a microphone to warn Trump and
Republicans not to do what their going to do, are delusional. Trumps base revels in his political
attacks, his personal ridicule, and his unfiltered comments. His style of pushing his agenda is
unknown to them and they are left flummoxed by the experience.
Potential socialist aspirant to the Presidency, Sen. Cory Booker, and Kamala Harris for that
matter, claim “the economy is not working for working people.” Booker claims the nation needs
to change course so “parents can put food on the table” and, “no one is left behind.” The
Democrats simply cannot, and will not, admit the inconvenient truth that Trumps economic
policies are in fact, benefitting Americas working people and, their ideas did not.
We can’t stop there, Comrade Cortez’s Green New Deal, is itself a grand hoax that seventy
Democrats signed unto before reading it. They didn’t need to read it because it’s purpose is
clear: this hoax targets their progressive base to Get Out the Vote. Like Obamas affordable
Health Care fiasco, no one asked how it was going to work. It was simply said: “We have to vote
on it to see what’s in it.” Unfortunately, silly AOC exposed her scheme’s contents before voting
and the whole world is laughing. “It was taken out of context.” No, it wasn’t. Speech can be
taken out of context, not the printed word. AOC has to own it as do the seventy odd Democrats
who signed on to it immediately it was made public. That’s the party of Stupid in full flower.
Consider, if Democrats today are voting to murder babies and want the rest of us to believe its a
good thing to do, then, should gain ultimate power being as radical as they have become, what
will stop them from shooting protesters down on the streets of America, as all totalitarian
regimes do when they feel threatened? Once again, we need look no further than Venezuela.
If they gain that power, they will try to disarm us. But, It won’t work. It isn’t prudent!
We have already seen masked, black-clad radicals on the streets of Portland, Oregon assuming
they can dictate to passing motorists where they must drive simply because they say so while
no police are in the area having been ordered by their Radical Mayor cum police commissioner,
a full-fledged Bolshevik, to stand down.
Decent people and tourists are fleeing these enclaves of Socialist dementia, like New York and
San Francisco because radical socialism tolerates the worst in people and protects them from
any hint of morality from an outraged society. One day, that outrage will boil over.
Here’s a final idea. Instead of murdering new born babies who should replenish the worker base
of our society and eliminate the need of importing third world laborers, let’s gather up the drug
and alcohol besotted cretins that sprawl on the streets of San Francisco and other cities, and
abort them. Nobody would care, there would be no economic loss to society, except the savings
not wasted on their welfare, and the streets of our cities could become sanitized and clean
again and good order and discipline would return to a safe and moral society.
We can thank the Alexander Ocasio-Cortez’s of America, well, let’s admit it, the Democrat
Parrty, for bringing our nation down to a new disgusting low. What’s left? We can only go up.
Remember, freedom is the goal, the Constitution is the way. Now, go get ‘em! (16Feb19)
Attracting Native Bees
By: Eddie Ayers, County Extension Agent
There are approximately 4,000 species of native bees in North America and 542 species live in Georgia. Native bees nest in the ground or in cavities, like hollow stems or bored holes in wood. According to the Xerces Society, only 250 female orchard mason bees are required to pollinate an acre of apples. This same task would typically require 15,000 to 20,000 forager honeybees.
There are many reasons why native bees are more effective pollinators than honeybees. Many native species of bumblebee and mason bee are more active in colder, wetter weather than honeybees. Unlike honeybees, many native bees perform buzz pollination — the female bee grabs a flower’s stamens and vibrates her flight muscles, which releases more pollen from the anthers, the stamen’s pollen-producing structures. This behavior increases cross-pollination and even fruit size in crops. Honeybees, however, use nectar to pack pollen into their pollen baskets to carry back to the hive. This wets the pollen and makes it less viable for the next flower.
Adding native bee nesting sites to your garden is one of the easiest ways to increase pollinator numbers. The most common types of nests are drilled wood or bundles of hollow tubes, like straws or thin bamboo. Nests should be placed 3 to 8 feet off the ground and positioned facing south or east.
To build a nest, cut 6- to 8-inch pieces of bamboo, cardboard straw, or pieces of pithy or hollow-stemmed plants, like elderberry and blackberry. These tubes should have a back or stop, so things like straws should be placed in a wooden box. Bundles should contain between 15 and 25 straws or tubes and can be mounted to structures or trees. PVC pipe cut a few inches longer than the straws is a good host for the straws. Because it is cut longer, it protects the straws from rain.
To make a drilled wood nest, drill a 3- to 5-inch hole in untreated wood without going all the way through the wood. Then, drill a variety of holes, from one-quarter of an inch to three-eighths of an inch, all approximately three-quarters of an inch apart. Holes that are smaller in diameter should be 3 to 4 inches deep, and holes more than one-fourth of an inch in diameter should be 4 to 5 inches deep.
The native bees that will fill these cavities will primarily be univoltine species, meaning they produce a single generation each year. These bees typically live for four to six weeks, and they are entirely focused on reproducing, laying eggs and storing food for the next generation. Female bees will make individual cells in the cavities, where they will lay one egg and pack away little balls of pollen they collect on an average of two to 20 foraging flights. Once enough is food stored, they seal the cell with clay or grass and begin work on the next cell. It takes about 24 hours for these female bees to complete one cell.
One female native bee may produce 20 to 40 eggs in her life, which will typically fill two to five straws or cavities. These cavities will sit, sealed over, until environmental cues like temperature and humidity trigger the emergence of the next generation of adults. For more information about pollinators, contact me at the Gilmer County UGA Extension office. Josh Fuder, Cherokee County ANR Extension Agent with UGA Extension, provided information for this article.
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