Pigeon-Holed To Death

If you think we've got it bad as taxpayers, that what the politicians do to us at the capitol is bad, just be grateful we don't have it as bad as some birds that were ensnared into their demise by the leviathan General Assembly Building in downtown Richmond. The Richmond Times-Dispatch today reports that dozens of poor cedar waxwings got their feathers all gooed up in a pigeon trap on the GAB. (Pigeons are everywhere in Capitol Square.) Their wings all stuck together, the cedar wings couldn't fly and were left to die. The problem eventually was detected and some animal lovers came to their rescue. They saved 27 in all, but many others were too far gone, and died. Could the allegory be any more fitting?