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Why fer-de-lances are better than Donald Trump


Marty’s photo of the day #1937: You are looking at a fer-de-lance that I photographed in Costa Rica. It’s the deadliest snake in the Western Hemisphere (although it’s not the most venomous). I know some followers of my blog cringe when I post snake pictures. But wouldn’t you rather look at this snake than Donald Trump? Here are three reasons why a fer-de-lance is better than Donald Trump:

1) A fer-de-lance can’t tell a lie. Donald Trump can’t tell the truth.

2) Fer-de-lances are useful, because they keep rodents in-check. Donald Trump is only useful to the NRA, Vladimir Putin, and terrorist group recruiters.

3) At most, a fer-de-lance can kill one person at a time. If Donald Trump became president, he could kill millions via all the environmental laws he’d eliminate—and that’s not even taking into account the distinct possibility that at 3:00 a.m. he’d confuse the password to his Twitter account with the nuclear launch codes.

So quit cringing at my snake photos, and consider yourself lucky! While my snake photos will show up from time to time, less than a month from now Donald Trump will slither back under his rock and never be consequential again.

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