Wednesday, December 22, 2004

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Some Republicans seek removal of party chief.

"Kris Warner has spent this week vacationing in the Caribbean, but if some of his critics had their way, he would have spent the week preparing to defend his position as chairman of the West Virginia Republican Party on Saturday."

I wonder if this has anything to do with the thoughtless, shrewd letter he sent out to Demacratic elected officials. I kind of want to see him get dethroned by his own party, but not more than by us. With the 'leaked' letter we obtained, I was hoping that the local media would do some sort of coverage on it, and then issue negative press for Warner and the Republican party.
Waiting may do harm to its effectiveness.

Monday, December 20, 2004

Republican Cheer!

Republicans disgust me. They are liars and manipulators. Dividers. Fear mongers. Smiling when they talk about war and grinning when they tell their lies and distort their record. Trying to impose their hateful morals on the rest of the world, they're nothing but the Taliban reborn. Have you seen their platform? Have you listened to their speeches? These warmongers? These liars?

Let's get some things straight: Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. Stop insinuating there is. Where is Osama? Why are we in Iraq if Osama Bin Laden is free? Since he is free, obviously Bush *didn't* do his job, did he?
The 9/11 commission makes it very clear that Bush's administration ignored signs of a pending attack. Stop pretending it was a surprise.

Bush lied to the entire country and Colin Powell lied to the entire world as to why we should invade Iraq, then we did so in spite of the U.N. and without a plan to win the peace. Bush's actions have caused unprecedented anger and resentment towards the U.S. and made us less safe, not more

Anti-choice. This party thinks a woman's right to choose should be against the law (obstensibly to save the life of an unborn child... but they don't mind killing thousands of innocent Iraqis, do they?). This is an adminstration that prevents American healthcare workers in Africa give out condoms to help stop the spread of AIDs. Republicans are sick and twisted.

Bush is an incompetent, ignorant, dangerous moron. When asked a basic question in a press conference, Bush exclaimed that he couldn't think under pressure and wished that the question had been given in advance. Terrorists don't give questions in advance George, you're not fit to run this country.

Republicans just keep on lying and lying and lying until the stupid people think it's the truth just because it's so consistent. E.g. "Death Tax", "Compassionate Conservatism", "Flip Flop", "Liberal Media". The last one is the biggest lie. The media is *not* liberal but now everyone assumes it is, and the conservatives get their way always. They are manipulators extraordinaire. Have you read the platform? Revisionism and manipulation at it's best. Goebbels could't have written it better.

Finally, thank god Arnold is Austrian by birth. That maniac. Calling the Democrats liars? Is he kidding me? And the rest of that crap he spewed is just garbage. What a butthole (but a great representative for his party)!

Will the truth ever prevail?

Today Lord Relay and I were discussing the Conservative attack on middle-class America. Our conversation impowered me to write the following essay. I hope you can see the resemblance in my article.

Conservatives must constantly attack others (and focus on "morality") to keep hidden their own true agenda, which is no less than a return to the world of Scrooge & Marley, Inc. They're working to bring about a return to Robber Baron feudalism, with a stable, rich, and powerful ruling class, and an impoverished, frightened, and politically impotent working class.

But for conservatives to keep the loyalty of the working-class victims of their policies (which are shipping American jobs overseas, while fighting unions and minimum-wage increases here), they must convince people that there is a "them" out there - liberals in this case - who are out to destroy America's moral fiber and are thus responsible for working-class misery.

This is an old trick, and one the cons know is very difficult to counter. Consider what happened when German militarism in WWI led, through the punishing Treaty of Versailles and then later the Great Depression, to the collapse of the German economy in the 1920s and early 1930s. Hitler couldn't blame the militarists and corporatist conservatives who had led his nation into WWI and mismanaged the economy afterwards, so he pointed to the Jews as the "them" responsible for the problems in German society.

Sunday, December 19, 2004

No English

President Bush paid a visit to USA Industries, a factory in Bay Shore, Long Island, N.Y. After presenting his speech to the factory workers, they cheered and gave him a standing ovation. After the president departed, journalists talked to some of the workers. Almost all of those contacted said "no speak English." One 26 year old, who knew English, when asked what he planned to do with his life, said: "I would like to become an American citizen."

These workers were getting $6 to $9 per hour. They opened our eyes. This incident presents an entirely different view of Bush's economic policies than Bush is trying to show. But then Bush always says one thing and does the opposite. He is a con man, always selling, never delivering, except to his friends. He has two faces: one for the average guy to whom he shows "compassion," the other to his rich friends to whom he delivers the goodies.
Bush talks one way to us and acts a different way to please his friends with reference to security. He talks about security daily. Then he forgets about Afghanistan and acts against Iraq. He advocates peace and democracy. Then he acts against our civil liberties. We, the public, are beginning to catch on:
Bush "no speak securita."

Bush talks about how he feels for workers who have no jobs. He offers them his compassion. But then he gives tax cuts to the rich and corporate welfare to Big Business. It is becoming more obvious every day that:
Bush "no speak economica."

Bush tells us all that he wants to fight environmental destruction. Then he acts to reduce the burden on business and the environment is degraded further. Don't you get the feeling that: Bush "no speak ecologica."

It has gotten so bad that even with his fellow Republicans he says one thing and does something else. This is what he did with Medicare. Afraid that Republican legislators would vote against his Medicare bill, he told them the cost of the bill would be about 1/3 less than the actual estimated cost - which Bush knew about when he advocated passing of the bill. Instead of reducing spending, Republicans are upset because Bush is increasing government spending. Upset Republicans are effectively saying: Bush "no speak Republica."

President Bush: We figured you out. We cannot believe anything you say. You "no speak securita," you "no speak economica," you "no speak ecologica," you "no speak Republica." In plain language,
you "no speak English."

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Questions to Republicans and others who support "acting" President, George W. Bush.

1. What are the fundamental reasons for you supporting George W. Bush?

2. Do you feel George W. Bush has made any mistakes, critical or uncritical, pertaining to his leadership and accountability?

3. How do you feel about the French and the United Nations?

4. What is your major source of news? Be honest now.

5. Did you also support Nixon, Reagan and George H. W. Bush?

6. Do you ever mourn the loss of another life which is unrelated to you?

7. Do you understand what the United States Constitution is and why it was established?

8. Do you understand what the Bill of Rights are and what they were established?

9. If you are a registered Republican, why did you register under that party?

10. Is it possible that you misunderstand many important issues relating to the reason why you support George W. Bush?

For those of you who partake in this questionnaire please be honest with us and yourselves. The reason for this document is for others and myself to clear up any confusion that may be blocking progression of party cooperation.

If you want to be honest with us but are scared of getting attacked, harrassed or what not from Republican friends, feel free to email us your answers at

Friday, December 10, 2004

My grandmother, a Bush supporter.

I have spent the past hour or so digging through the piles of news article on various websites. With every passing moment I grew more and more frustrated, angry and determined, momentarily feeling depressed because I stumbled across this article:

" After dubbing President Bush's "open door" border policy a threat to national security, Rep. Tom Tancredo says, he got a call from Bush aide Karl Rove proposing that he never again "darken the doorstep of the White House." He's glad that the non-invite apparently didn't extend to the annual congressional Christmas party."...

Just seeing Karl Rove's name boils my blood. He got the #1 position on Barbara Walter's most interesting people of 2004. A position he does deserve due to his evil, disturbing actions and plans. People need to know who he is and why he also deserves the title: "Bush's Brain". The thing that gets me is that he has the nerve to threaten people like he is a badass. He is so intelligent, an evil genius most likely, that he gained this power and is abusing it by pretending to be a Mafia of sorts. Now, we all know that power can and does corrupt, but Karl Rove needs to understand that we are watching him. And not only are "we" watching him, we will inform him who he really is and where his place lies.

Thursday, December 09, 2004

Rumsfeld to U.S. Troops: SUCK IT UP. Limbaugh Agrees.

Donald Rumsfeld received a little heat for his incompetence by the troops the other day. I watched as this brave and honorable soldier said what is on many of our minds. Rumsfeld ofcourse was a little upset that the soldiers would have the nerve to do this. He responded with more ignorant one liners that the Bush administration is so familiar with.

This afternoon Rush Limbaugh was responding to the soldiers remark on his radio show. Now, he didn't want to get attacked by the public for disrespecting the soldier and his opinions, so he is placing the blame on a reporter that, as Rush says, influenced the soldiers' thoughts. This is absolutely horrible and absolutely Republican behavior.

EDIT: Here is the email of the Journalist who is under attack by the desperate Right Wing Nazis.

Friday, December 03, 2004

More Local Politics.

RAHALL REPORT: Rahall Efforts Bring Federal Funding to Southern W.Va.

From the Desk of U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV)
Representing West Virginia's 3rd District

Beckley (HNN) -- U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV), dismayed that a transportation/jobs bill that would bring billions of dollars to West Virginia wasn't completed in this session of Congress, was able to secure funding for numerous projects in Southern West Virginia and is pleased that the Appalachian Regional Commission avoided drastic funding cuts.

"Though I am extremely disappointed the Republican-run Congress refused to move on a Transportation/Jobs bill that West Virginians have been demanding, I worked to bring funding to the Appalachian Regional Commission and some significant projects here in Southern West Virginia," he said Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2004.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a comprehensive $388 billion spending bill that will fund most federal government agencies, and provide appropriations for projects across the country. The bill included $66 million for the Appalachian Regional Commission, an agency vital to economic and infrastructure development in West Virginia. Other federal funding Congressman Rahall worked to obtain for Southern West Virginia include the following:

  • $3 million for flooding control measures on the Greenbrier Basin.
  • $1 million for St. Mary's Medical Center in Huntington, for construction and upgrade of facilities and for relevant equipment.
  • $1 million for the Nick J. Rahall, II, Transportation Institute (RTI) at Marshall University to fund a demonstration project tracking highway movement of hazardous materials.
  • $970,000 to the 4-C Economic Development Corporation in Oak Hill, West Virginia for facilities construction.
  • $750,000 to the West Virginia Division of Highways to fund design and road construction connecting the Higher Education Center in Beckley to I-64.
  • $657,000 to the Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation in Lewisburg, West Virginia for facilities construction and build out.
  • $500,000 for the Southern WV Environmental Infrastructure program, which authorizes U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide local communities with assistance for wastewater treatment and water supply facilities, surface water protection, and environmental restoration in order to improve health and safety for West Virginians.
  • $150,000 for Marshall University, Center for Environmental, Geotechnical and Applied Sciences for Environmental Management Incubator.
  • $125,000 for Lower Mud River to prevent flooding in the city of Milton by widening and straightening the flood channel of the Lower Mud River.
  • $97,000 to Forward Southern West Virginia in Beckley, West Virginia for land acquisition, planning, design, and construction of a Mountain Music Hall of Fame.
  • $59,000 for the Island Creek flood protection projects.

Local Politics. McGraw isn't surrendering so easily. That's right.

McGraw sues over TV ads

Case targets spots
that led to justice's defeat

Brad McElhinny
Daily Mail staff

Thursday December 02, 2004
Supreme Court Justice Warren McGraw is suing Massey Energy chief Don Blankenship and the company that owns WOWK-TV for more than $1 million, saying an advertising campaign that contributed to his election defeat was libelous.

"We will go right to the jury and we will prove this was false, they knew it was false and they willfully and maliciously published it to destroy Justice McGraw," McGraw's attorney, Richard Neely, said today. "No ifs, no ands, no buts and no weasel language."

The lawsuit filed in Wyoming Circuit Court seeks $1.14 million in lost wages that McGraw would have derived from a 12-year term on the court plus lost pension income for him and his wife.

Blankenship paid for ads that criticized McGraw's vote in a case involving a child molester. McGraw claims the ads were untrue and that they shouldn't have been aired.

His lawsuit names Blankenship and West Virginia Media Holdings, the company that owns WOWK-TV13 as well as stations in Wheeling, Clarksburg and Ghent.

The suit also names former Democratic Party Chairman George Carenbauer, whom the lawsuit contends was the organizer of the campaign against McGraw.

West Virginia Media chairman Bray Cary said there was no reason for McGraw to single out his company.

"We ran the same ads that every other television station in West Virginia ran," Cary was quoted as saying in a story on the WOWK Web site.

West Virginia Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse director Bill Bissett said the libel suit is predictable, although he acknowledged he had not had an opportunity to read it.

"The voters spoke loudly during this election, and Justice McGraw lost by a significant amount," Bissett said.

"This lawsuit seems to suggest sour grapes with the outcome. These types of personal injury lawyers -- their first response seems to always be to sue someone. That's what they've done."

Blankenship and Carenbauer were not available for comment. Blankenship spent an estimated $3.5 million of his own money against McGraw.

Advertisements by the Blankenship-funded group, And for the Sake of the Kids, contended that McGraw and a majority of justices voted to reverse a circuit judge's decision that would have sent a convicted sexual offender to jail for 15 to 35 years because of parole violations that included drinking and alcohol offenses.

The alternate probation plan would have made the man a janitor in a high school. The plan wound up not being implemented.

The advertisements alleged that McGraw's vote was evidence that he is a "radical" who is "soft on crime." He was defeated Nov. 2 by Charleston lawyer Brent Benjamin.

"There was absolutely no truth to that," Neely said.

"This was a case about a man who had been victimized as a child. He was indeed someone who, over nine years before this case, had been decided, had assaulted his half brother. He was 15 years old, and the issue before the court was whether a kid who had smoked marijuana and drank liquor should be sent to Mount Olive for 35 years.

"The inference from the advertisement is absolutely wrong, and it was maliciously published with an evil, wicked intent to destroy Justice McGraw."

Contact writer Brad McElhinny at 348-4872.


Warren would have won the election if it was not for the lies and distortions of the evil, corrupted Republican party. Don Blankenship and Brent Benjamin will be punished for his crimes. Modern America will see to it.

More coverage:

Wednesday, December 01, 2004

One-issue voting. A problem that needs correction, not destruction.

There is a crisis in America that is getting worse with every passing election. This is a problem that gets growing concern due to its catastrophic effects. The problem is “one-issue voters”. These voters are people whom do not understand the responsibilities of a voting citizen in the most powerful country of the modern world. It is not to simply ‘just vote’, but to vote with the best intentions of the nation’s future in mind based on the reasoning of research, observation, investigation, common sense, and facts.

Recently the voting citizens of the great USA have been voting for the President based on single issues that not necessarily affect them, but is something they just believe in and supposedly share with the candidate. More commonly these issues are moral-based that are against their religious beliefs. These issues are most often abortion, gun rights and homosexuality, but, can be illegal and legal drug use.

Now think hard about this, but how often does a President, during his term, make decisions that are based on those issues? Zero, once, twice, ten? Now, how often does he make decisions based on foreign relations, economics, health care, education, fiscal responsibility, immigration, national security and preserving the trust and integrity of the leading nation of the free world? I am confidant that the first question is miniscule compared to the proceeding lineup of presidential decisions.

These ‘one-issue’ voters are "generally" politically unaware and uninformed, as well as largely uneducated or less educated than the other voting types. This is primarily why they are a problem. They do not know exactly what they are doing when they vote and are easily persuaded. Therefore, a corrupted politician, such as George W. Bush can spend his wealth buying support, commercials and votes, then ‘fool’ these one-issue voters into believing that he is like them and with them. All a candidate has to do is announce that he too is against homosexuality, against abortions and is a Christian. Then, the largely supported Republican evangelists jump in to show their praise for the presidential candidate. Now, the campaign is not yet in the bag, one more accomplishment needs to be completed and the election is secured. He needs to demonize his opponent as much and often as possible. If truth cannot back up his claims he will resort to lies, and stand by those lies until the election is in his palms.

George W Bush claims to be a Christian and is fighting for the will of God. His Christian backers agree and stand by their reasoning. Pat Robertson, founder of the Christian Coalition, and respected 700 club televangelist, even insisted God supports George W. Bush and it is God’s will that he wins the election. That’s odd. Pat Robertson said the same thing when he was running for the Republican nominee for presidential candidate about a couple decades back. He also insisted that it is God’s will every Republican nominee win. Did God lie or did Robertson lie? God doesn’t lie, so you make a common sense decision there.

These one issue voters will stand by Bush and swear he is a devout Christian, but when asked what rendition of the Ten Commandments he preferred-Protestant, Catholic, or Jewish-Bush replied, “the standard one,” suggesting he had no clue that each religion recognizes different versions. Now, is this the holy, intelligent, Christian leader fit for the USA’s highest political office? The FACTS, which some have chosen to ignore, have proven that George Bush is not fit for leading America. He may or may not be a religious man, he is however ignorant, stubborn, and unfit for command. The sad thing is, his supporters do not realize this. They do not take the time to research into the lies he has told. They just listen to their conservative friends, FOX News, the 700 club, and many other televangelists and take their word for it.

I recently got into a heated discussion with my uncle and grandmother the other night which opened my eyes a little to the other side’s point of view. And that is exactly why I am writing this document. My uncle brought out a DVD referring to Bush’s religious beliefs. Faith In The White House, I believe it was titled. Anyway, my uncle asked me to watch this, I said yes but in return he must watch Fahrenheit 9/11. He said he would, even though it was all “lies“. That pretty much sparked our debate. I went into all the lies Bush has told, his cabinet and friends. I ended the informative speech with the popular saying, birds of a feather flock together. He responded, “Geez you sound like the guys at work.” Insisting I am a gullible, uneducated, anti-religion leftist. He insisted on Bush’s faith and where the bible stated that it is God’s will to have a Christian as governor (leader). I was not aware of that, so I asked him to show me this. He said he didn’t remember where it was, but will email me the verse when he finds it. He and my grandmother are the types who dwell on the past. How things use to be holy and sacred. They insist that as every year passes, we get more evil and forget God. Hmm, after he said the Christian governor comment it made me wonder why the religious fore fathers of America bluntly, plainly and boldly stated “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion…” Now, is it not a common belief, if not fact, that our fore fathers and ancestors where widely religious and Christian followers? A majority was. And therefore if they wanted to establish a national religion, they could have. But they didn’t. Why didn’t they? I would go into reasoning for that, but it would create a whole new article for publishing and discussion.

Now, after a few more moments of arguing back and forth I brought up Bush’s distant past of various sins and his recent past of lies. My uncle told me I dwelled on the past too much and didn’t understand that people can change. I of all people understand how people can change. My past is as stained as many others. I then said, “alright, lets forget his distant past and go to the last four years. The years of his presidential promises. The years of his Christian faith.” I pointed out the false pretense for war. A LIE. The withdrawal of environmental protection protocols and other treaties. His false claims of aiding America with his tax cuts and the misleading trickle effect. The LIES he told taking credit for Texas laws put in affect by Democrats. I said, “these are FACTS that you or no one can deny. They are there for the world to see.” Now here is the whopper. He said, “don’t listen to FACTS! Listen to faith.” My friends, if the supporters of Bush think like this, we are in grave trouble. I was speechless when he said that and eventually the discussion came to an end moments later.

A few hours passed and the “Faith not facts” statement was eating at my head, Relay called me and I couldn’t hold back what my uncle had said. I told Relay about the whole discussion. I made an analogy like this, “If I stick a loaded (shot)gun to my head and pull the trigger, FACTS tell me I will die. However, if I have FAITH, the bullets will not penetrate my skull. I choose FACTS.” My friends, I have faith in the goodwill of the American people. I have faith that moderate Democrats will prevail and take back our nation. I have faith that people will see the mistake in electing George Bush and he will not get away with his crimes.

Others may set aside enjoying their normal lives watching football, going to the movies, going to church, eating at McDonald‘s and watching FOX News nightly, not caring about finding the truth, but myself and Relay, as well as the entire Modern America organization, will not. We have dedicated our lives to fighting for a more perfect union, to establish justice, to ensure domestic tranquility, to provide for the common defense, to promote the general welfare and to secure the blessings of liberty. We will fight to take back the Democrat party and instate in the people’s minds that the Democrat party still is what it was in the past. We are the party of FDR and JFK. We have not left the people. We are just getting used and abused by outsiders trying to change the Democrat name. We are the party that fought valiantly for workers and black rights. We fight for the poor, hungry and disadvantaged. We fight for the little man. And because of all these factors other people who are considered “minorities” such as homosexuals, extreme naturalist and people of other religions have chosen to join our party for our reputation of aiding the little man. The corrupted Right has chosen to take advantage of this saying that we are wacky, crazy and evil. It’s all a lie. We are the party that won WW2, we are the party that established Social Security, Welfare, Medicare and so many more needed programs. The Democrat party has a HUGE list of achievements to support our greatness. The Republicans have a history mostly of rhetoric.

I am sorry if a reader disagrees with my statements, but they are how I feel, factual and in need of attention. This may seem primarily a two party system, but it is not in total. Do not claim to be a Democrat when you DO NOT have any of the Democrat beliefs and values. Register independent and claim a party that best fits you. Then vote Democrat if a Democratic nominee runs and your candidate didn’t make it. As long as the Democrat nominee seems more fit than his competitor, then you are not making a mistake. I say this because the Democrat party will make a comeback and revolutionize modern politics. Watch and wait.

How far has the Democrat party come? Have we evolved like the Fascist Conservatives claim? Are we the party of the antichrist? Tree hugging, baby killers? No. We are the party of acceptance, truth, hard work, peace and prosperity. We are the party of progressives. Republicans more and more are becoming the party of cement. Is it not true that the bible claims that the Antichrist will lie and claim to be holy? Claiming to be the almighty? Hmmm, so far it sounds like he will register Republican. They take advantage of the holy Christian beliefs and soil the name. People like George Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, John Ashcroft, Ken Lay, Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Bill O’reilly and Pat Robertson will be held accountable for the lies, distortions and fraud they commit.

One issue-voters are the perfect target for the Republican party. Easy manipulated, not involved, closed minded, and stubborn. Now these are not necessarily evil qualities, but characteristics that need improvement. Modern America will dedicate time getting the truth out. Along with our affiliates, we shall provide the zipper to the Fascist Conservative cloak. Greedy CEOs, warmongering military nut jobs, and fascist televangelists shall not get away with destroying our government. I repeat this over and over to install the promise in memory.

Tomorrow normally isn’t far away, but when tomorrow never makes it, then it will be to late to voice your opinions and change the world for the better. Moderate Republicans and Democrats need to work together to change the spiral downfall of America. Place aside the immature Fascist Conservative crying and lies, stand up like honest men and women and effectively solve the world’s problems. The path America has chosen is a brittle, old bridge dangling high above destruction. We must carefully dodge the loose boards and holes to successfully reunite on the other side. Then and only then can we make a fresh start to rebuild our honor and dignity as the greatest nation to ever be.

Excuse the grammar errors please.

Firefighter from WTC attack killed in Iraq.

NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York City firefighter who had responded to the World Trade Center attack was killed in Iraq while serving with the Army National Guard, city officials said.

CNN Report

This is just horrible. Not only did he have to go through the horror and tragedy of 9/11, witnessing civilians and his fellow fire fighters suffering and dying, he went to a war based on lies where he died unjustly. How many thousands have to die before we say enough is enough. Bush, get your head straight or be punished.

Local Politics

The Republican party has stooped to another low recently. Last Sunday Relay and myself had a meeting with a county delegate, while discussing the future of our county and organizations, he showed us a letter that the state chairman of the Republican party had sent him. Once I get a copy of it I will try to make it available to the public, but it was basically a threat and a complete spread of lies. It claimed that all Democrat elects should switch to the Republican party before they get anihilated and lose their jobs. It claimed that Democrats only come close to winning when we run on Republican beliefs. Appearantly they are forgetting we have existed before the 2004 election. The letter also threatened to destroy Democrats in the upcoming 2006, 2008, 2010 elections. It ended with a quote, "hang ten or the Republican revolution will hang you".
My friends, it was Kris Warner who sent this message out. Contact info will be posted soon.

BTW, Relay, did the copies get made?

Tis Suspicious Times In The House of Bush.

"WASHINGTON -- Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, who introduced the nation to color-coded terrorist alerts and oversaw the largest government reorganization since World War II, has become the seventh member of President Bush's Cabinet to announce his resignation. "
-- Google News.

I am wondering what exactly is going on here. I would hope to think that these people are leaving because they have come to the realization of the horror of the Bush administration, but my gut feeling is telling me that that is not the case. Is it some new horrible corporate take over? Was Bush's first term just a horrid disguise to cover up the onslaught of his second coming? Are all these officials leaving a sign? Do they know something we don't? You know, like when a rat knows a ship is about to sink, or when birds fly away before a storm hits or before winter comes.

Should I be worrying myself? Only time will tell.