Two birds, one stone

upstairs

FIRST BIRD:

This lovely photo of the upstairs terraza was taken years ago, but don’t be fooled. It’s the worst spot of the house.

Doing a 180, and taking another shot, you get this below, which was taken within the last year.

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The chairs are the same, but the table now lives on the balcony of our downtown Casita, and the umbrella rotted from blazing sun and scorching heat.

For years I had a hammock under the roof tile, which covers a small percentage of the overall terraza, but in time I found myself rarely using it, so I gave it away.

Nowadays nobody goes out there much. No plant survives there except for cacti. Due to the floor being too level, a pond lives out there, ignoring the drain holes, covering about a fifth of the area, through the five rainy months.

A few years ago, a big section of the ceramic floor buckled from the heat and sun, and had to be replaced.

The spot should have been planned better during the construction, but it wasn’t. A darn shame. Mistakes happen when you’re too cheap to hire an architect.

SECOND BIRD:

new-imageCan’t let a post slip by without a political element, at least not these glorious days.

Fidel Castro died. This may be the best month in decades. First, Donald Trump wins. Then Castro dies. Some are suggesting a connection, but I doubt it.

I was saddened, but not surprised, to see Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto expressing sorrow for the pendejo’s overdue death. I voted for Peña Nieto.

But even more appalling is the reaction of Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who described Fidel as a “remarkable leader” and “legendary revolutionary.”

You cannot argue with either of those descriptions, but Trudeau meant them positively, not negatively.

Trudeau is a world-class ignoramus, and Canadians must be so proud. I guess he’s never been in Cuba, and if he has, he got the standard whitewash tour delivered by despots.

I have been in Cuba. A snarky hats-off to the Canuck nincompoop PM for inspiring me to link to this.

Let’s take both these birds and flip them toward Prime Minister Trudeau, using two hands.

10 thoughts on “Two birds, one stone”

  1. Perhaps Obama and Hilary could relocate and wallow in their own importance and Bill would have a lot of new honeys to meet. I am sure the Cubans would greet them with open empty arms.

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  2. Bonspiel of the Vanities: A Disco Generation stupidity about Fidel Castro became entrenched in Canadian establishment circles owing to a parochial Canadian susceptibility to the propaganda myth pitting a shabby-bearded rebel in olive fatigues against the imperialist American hegemon. And it is a myth. By the time he died on Friday night Castro was one of the richest men in Latin America. Fidel Castro was not merely the “controversial figure” of Justin Trudeau’s encomium. He was first and foremost a traitor to the Cuban revolution. On that count alone, Castro’s death should not be mourned. It should be celebrated, loudly and happily … Terry Glavin.

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    1. Howie: First, I had to Google bonspiel, and then Terry Glavin. You’re keeping me busy today.

      I had known Trudeau wasn’t worth much before this week, but I had no idea the level of his ignorance. I read elsewhere that he got into office because lots of Millennials voted for him for no better reason than his youth and good looks. His name didn’t hurt. He makes Obama look good. Again, Canadians must be so proud.

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  3. Canada’s Trudeau to skip Castro funeral after backlash.

    https://ca.news.yahoo.com/canadas-trudeau-skip-castro-funeral-backlash-172528935.html

    Trudeau’s condolences following Castro’s death prompted a parody trend on Twitter, with users penning fake fawning #Trudeaueulogies for Cambodian dictator Pol Pot, al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer.

    Opposition Conservatives have seized on the Castro controversy as a political misstep that could cut into the popularity the prime minister has enjoyed among voters since his surprise majority election in October 2015.

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    1. Andrés: Weepy Barry is a lousy president, but at least he has principles. They are bad principles, but they are his principles. Young Trudeau is simply an ignoramus elected because he’s cute which is, as all know, just skin deep.

      Canadians must be so proud.

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