Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Well, They Call It Stormy Monday And Tuesday's Just The Same !

One good thing about the bureaucrats in today's government is that they sure know their priorities. You know, we're sure that they're working on problems like the state of the economy, gas prices, crime, education and the like. Wrong!

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management made a proposal last month about how to control the wild horse population on public lands in the West. Their plan? Euthanasia !

Ron Cerri, president-elect of the Nevada Cattlemen's Association said ranchers prefer that the horses be adopted, but euthanasia may be necessary to keep their population down.

My question? If the lands are "public", why not just leave the damned horses alone? The answer? Because ranchers are using "public" lands as well for their cattle and view the wild horses as "competition" for forage on the range. Are these ranchers paying the U.S. for grazing rights on these public lands!

I nominate the U.S. Bureau of Land Management for the CAT Award! That's two nominees in two days. Ah, yes! The cream always rises to the top.

Did You Know that with all the rhetoric about the infamous Iran, we still ship products to them? Yep, and the include cigarettes, fur clothing, musical instruments, brasierres, perfume and bull semen.

Ok, cigarettes and clothing - that's understandable. Musical instruments? If that makes them happy. Brasierres and perfume? Well, there's no one stinkier that an unshaven braless Iranian woman who's been sweating in the desert sun all day.

Bull semen? Fade to scene...."Achmed, did that shipment of bull semen come in from the infidels yet?"..... "No, cousin Barrack Hussein Obama's cornered the market on it"..... "Idiot, that's bullshit, not bull semen!".... "Oh, I'll check on it."....fade to black (no pun intended).

Today's Thought: Do you think it's correct to ask elderly customers who wish to dine to pay upfront?

The Pictures: Photos of the wild horses outside of Reno, Nevada. Also, for your dining and dancing pleasure, pictures of the cruise ship, Spirit of Glacier Bay, which ran aground yesterday in Tarr Inlet in Alaska's Glacier Bay.

This Date In History: 1822; English poet Percy Bysshe Shelly drowns at age 29 while sailing in a storm off the coast of Italy. 1835; The Liberty Bell cracks in Philadelphia while tolling the death of Chief Justice John Marshall, who died July 6th. 1853; Four U.S. ships led by Commodore Mathew Perry enter Tokyo Bay to establish relations with Japan, which had been closed to outsiders since the 17th century.

1871; The first in a series or articles in the New York Times appears exposing the systematic graft practiced in New York by the Tweed Ring led by politician William Marcy "Boss" Tweed. 1889; The first issue of the Wall Street Journal appears. 1951; The city of Paris, France, celebrates the 2,000th anniversary of its founding.

Birthdays: Ferdinand Graf von Zeppelin, father of Led, aircraft designer (1838), John D. Rockefeller, industrialist (1839), Nelson Rockefeller, 41st vice president of the United States (1906), Roone Arledge, television executive Jack Lambert, football player (1952).

The Hits Just Keep On Coming:

Wally purchased a parrot after being assured that the parrot talked. And talk he did! Indeed, every other word that came out of the parrot's mouth was an obscenity. Wally attempted to change the parrot's vocabulary, even resorting to polite words and soft music, but nothing worked.

One day, when Wally came home after a frustrating day, the bird began yelling obscenities at Wally. Wally got angry and yelled obscenities back at the parrot. That only made matters worse and the parrot began making obscene remarks about Wally and his family.

In a fit of rage, Wally grabbed the parrot and threw him into the freezer for a few moments. He heard the bird squawk, kick and scream. Then, suddenly there was silence.

Wally became frightened that he might have hurt the bird and quickly opened the freezer door.The parrot calmly stepped out and said, "I believe that I may have offended you with my rude language and actions. I will correct my behavior at once and I truly apologize. I have only one question? Exactly what did that chicken say to you?"

                        

That's it for today my little quacker jacks. More tomorrow.

Stay Tuned !

6 comments:

jmorancoyle said...

    Great nomination. You wonder what parts of their bodies these people think with. Oh, excuse me. That's assuming they know what 'think' is.
Jude
http://journals.aol.com/jmorancoyle/MyWay

garnett109 said...

dagda

bamawmn46 said...

Well, glad I finally found your entry tonight.... I was beginning to wonder...

Jackie

lsfp1960 said...

The wild horses out in the Nevada wasteland are beautiful. We saw some in March when were coming home from our "walk about."  And I'm glad I was on that ship..I don't understand why the smaller ships are the ones that seem to get into trouble.  The big 900 feet cruise ships seem to get along just fine.  Linda in WA

midwestvintage said...

 I agree with the nomination.  Love the photo's

            Julie

mpnaz58 said...

Very interesting facts about what we ship to Iran...bull semen...maybe thats going into all those missile tests they're launching!
xoxo ~myra