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Congress Goes Batty

From the only reliable source of news on the net, the Onion.  I wonder how the bat would vote on ObamaCare?

A few years ago my wife and I awoke in the middle of the night to a bat flying around our bedroom,  the only time we have seen  a bat in our house.  We turned on the overhead light and the bat began to circle it at top speed.  We opened the bedroom window, but the bat seemed to be having too much fun circling our light.  I grabbed a towel from our bathroom, and, hearkening back to the “towel wars” I participated in during high school a bit over three decades ago, I snapped the towel at the bat.  The creature fell stunned on our bed.  I threw the towel over the bat, and unceremoniously tossed towel and bat out the window.  The next morning I retrieved the towel.  No bat was lying on the ground, so I assume it went on its bat way unscathed.

That was my one and only run in with a bat.  On the whole I would rather deal with them than the results of most Congressional legislation.

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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.

8 Comments

  1. Smart not to touch the little guy– guess you know they can carry rabies.

    Our old house cat use to catch them all the time– you’d wake up to a THUD! and turn on the light, to see her crouching on a little winged body. Drag her off, it’d jump up and get the heck out. (I did not know bats could launch from ground level before the first time I saw it happen.)

  2. A democratic bat would have bit you in the first place—takes a republican bat to survive. Ya just never know…it too might come back and bite you while you are sleeping or nibble at your wallet just a little bite at a time

  3. We get bats in the house a few times a year during the summer. Opening windows and doors usually does the trick to get them out.

    When that doesn’t work, our Border Terrier, Wallace, is a world-class bat killer. He can jump up and snatch them out of the air whenever the bats swoop too low.

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