Hi readers. I dunno. The Kansas State Bird is the Western Meadowlark. Don’t even bother suggesting that’s what it’s all about.
But all over Kansas City and the surrounding area a person will see that damned cartoon character parrot. Bumperstickers, flags in yards, even on gravestones.
Occasionally a person will see the word, “Jayhawk” associated with the damned parrot. A jayhawk isn’t, I believe, an actual bird, so much as a Civil War pejorative used by people with long memories referring to the Kansas-version of the Missouri ‘bushwhackers’. Irregulars, citizen soldiers using the excuse of war and hatred to rape loot and plunder anyone who disagreed with them.
I don’t think this is a jayhawk. I think it’s a hell-of-a-lot more likely it’s a damned robin walking to Missouri, and the people displaying it aren’t happy with gasoline being so much cheaper just across the State boundary.
But what the hell do I know?