Have you ever predicted something ridiculous and had it come true? A couple of weeks ago, I hinted at possible collusion between our fearless leader and her Canadian cohort (neither of whom are Trump fans).

Apparently, my comment started a war of words between our two countries. A Trump advisor said, “There’s a special place in Hell for Justin Trudeau.” The implication here is that the current U.S. administration has an intimate connection with the Netherworld, and can reserve “special accommodations” for young, dashingly handsome leaders who have nice hair. This calls for a wall—as soon as the Canadians can empty enough Molson bottles to erect one.

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copyright – Jean L. Hays

Justin, have you noticed that strange bird outside our window?

Do you mean the one with the audio receptor attached to its head, Sophie?

Oh, I thought that was a plume.

No, the bird’s a drone. And those beady little eyes are cameras.

Who would be spying on us?

I suspect it’s our neighbor, Snidely Badhair.

What do you think he’s after? Classified information? Intelligence gathering?

No, although he could use some intelligence. We have our own bird spy—a loon.

What have you learned?

Nothing. When we ask him to repeat what he heard he just starts laughing.

55 Comments on “Espionage

  1. Dear Walter Snarky,

    Jalapeño on a Stick tells me there is something strange going on in your mud hole. As for intelligence, I fear it’s a thing of the past. I’m sending my best loon drone your direction. Keep digging. I’ve got my purple wall-climbers at the ready. As always we’re shaken but are we stirred?


    Rosa Klebb W(T)F
    Colonel, chief of cat herding.

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  2. An accurate description of cross-border relationships. The political world can’t get much weirder than what’s really happened over the last week, so why not have spy birds?

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  3. Who’d a thunk you’d predict such a thing?

    We Canadians won’t be pushed around… And after being called all that Trump called him, Justin could have used his Dad’s line to Nixon: “I’ve been worse things by better people”…

    And a friend of mine posted this today: Ever watch that movie Love Actually? Weren’t some scenes just too way out there to be believable?

    Like that scene with Hugh Grant and Billy Bob Thornton. Who would believe that a young good-looking prime minister would stand up to a bullying (and horny) President of the United States? I mean…that’s crazy!! There’s no way we would see something like that happen in real life, would there…?

    And yeah… there would be a lot of laughing going on…

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  4. It wasn’t until I found a video of the loon’s call on youtube that I got the point of this story. One thing’s sure – after Trump’s presidency the world will be a different place…

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    • Different is a good word. I’m sure for act two, he will amend the U.S. constitution to remove term limits on the presidency so he can become dictator for life.

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  5. Oh my gosh, Russell. Hilarious and so very clever. What a great way to start my day. You fulfilled the huge challenge of finding something to laugh about in this alternate reality. 🙂

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  6. Sounds like the bird spy is having fun at least keeping an eye on Snidley Badhair, which isn’t necessarily a good thing!

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  7. I thought you were writing fiction, and there you are, turning journalist. Thanks for the laughter.

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  8. Snidely Badhair? Haha! Love it. And yes, some intelligence is badly needed, but to be fair, it’s not just needed by Mr Badhair – we have a few leaders who could do with an extra helping too. Made me smile Russell

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