Simple Solutions

This simple analogy has been around for awhile, but I like it because it is so illustrative of the differences between people who believe big government is the answer to every problem versus the people who believe in small government big liberty.

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The governor of California is jogging with his dog along a nature trail. A coyote jumps out and attacks the governor’s dog, then bites the governor.

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The governor starts to intervene, but then reflects on the movie “Bambi” and then he realizes that he should stop because the coyote is only doing what is natural.
He calls animal control. Animal Control captures the coyote and bills the state $200 for testing it for diseases and $500 for relocating it.

He then calls a veterinarian. The vet collects the dead dog and bills the state $200 testing it for diseases.

The governor goes to hospital spends $3,500 getting checked for diseases from the coyote and on getting his bite wound bandaged.

The running trail gets shut down for 6 months while Fish and Game conducts a $100,000 survey to make sure the area is now free of dangerous animals.

The governor spends $50,000 in state funds implementing a “coyote awareness program” for residents of that area.

The state legislature spends $2 million to study how to better treat rabies and how to permanently eradicate the disease throughout the world.

The governor’s security agent is fired for not stopping the attack. The state spends $150,000 to hire and train a new agent with additional special training re: the nature
of coyotes. PETA protests the coyote’s relocation and files a $5 million suit against the state.

Meanwhile in Texas…

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The governor of Texas is jogging with his dog along a nature trail. A coyote jumps out and attacks his dog.

The governor shoots the coyote with his state-issued pistol and keeps jogging.

The governor has spent $.50 on a .45 ACP hollow point cartridge. The buzzards eat the dead coyote.

That is the difference between a Red and a Blue state, explains why California is broke and Texas is not, and speaks to why we have Trump and not Hillary.

I Love This Dog!

 

IN RESPONSE TO ALL THE RECENT E-MAILS ABOUT OUR DOG: I AM SICK AND TIRED OF ANSWERING QUESTIONS ABOUT HIM.
YES, HE BIT 6 PEOPLE WEARING OBAMA T-SHIRTS…
4 PEOPLE WEARING HILLARY T-SHIRTS…
2 CAR DRIVERS WITH BERNIE SANDERS BUMPER STICKERS…
9 TEENAGERS WITH PANTS HANGING PAST THEIR ASS CRACKS…
2 FLAG BURNERS…
AND A PAKISTANI TAXI DRIVER.
SO FOR THE LAST TIME. .
THE DOG IS NOT FOR SALE!


AND NO, I DO NOT APPROVE OF HIS SMOKING, BUT HE SAYS IT HELPS GET THE “BAD TASTE” OUT OF HIS MOUTH.

No Extra Words Needed

Red Dog, the Book

I loved the movie Red Dog, and now I love the story Red Dog. My habit lately is to read a book and then watch the movie, but this time I watched the movie first and now finished reading the book. I enjoyed it twice.

Author Louis De Bernieres weaves a fascinating story about the traveling Red Dog of Australia. Locals dubbed him that because Red wandered thousands of miles around western Australia looking for his deceased master. As he traveled, he made friends people he met. He hitched rides on buses, in trucks, and with people in cars. The dog becomes your dog as you read the story, just as Red Dog became every Australian’s dog in real life. The story is fictionalized with human characters, but the events relating to the animal are true. The breed is a Red Cloud Kelpie or Australian cattle dog.

The town in which this story took place has built a bronze memorial to the dog which is still in place.

Watch the movie, read the book, or do both you won’t be sorry.

The movie has been altered from the book to include a more human element to the story, but overall it stays true to De Bernieres story. In the movie, a love story parallels the dog story, and the movie ending is different from that in the book. The end of the movie makes you sad but you feel good, the end of the book makes you sad.

A Dog Story To Move You

Red Dog

Image by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity and Live Music Photographer via Flickr

My son recently brought me a DVD and told me to watch the film. The story called Red Dog  is about an Australian Cattle dog whose life intertwines within a super human-story.  The Kelpie (Red Dog) looks like a German Shepherd with the color of an Irish Setter. My hearing is for crap and I wished I had turned on the sub-titles because I had a hard time hearing the dialogue. The visuals were enough to tell me the story.

The locale is southwest Australia where there is little but sand, and kangaroos. A bunch of male characters live there at a salt mine. They are an unruly and wild bunch assembled from Italy, Slovakia, Russia, England and Australia. They are there to work the salt mine. The dog enters the story by hitching a ride with a couple coming to the town to open a tavern. Throughout the story, Red Dog hitches rides to wherever he wants to roam. Most notably he befriends everyone in the town and pulls the unruly bunch of men together into a cohesive team.

The story has a sad, yet beautiful ending that will bring a tear to the eye, and then a smile to your face. Red Dog is worth renting and watching. If you are hard of hearing, turn on the sub-titles the Australian accent mixed with all the ethnic dialects is hard to decipher.

A secondary character within the story is a protagonist cat that is nasty and hateful. The dog and cat get into a couple of hilarious skirmishes which eventually cause them to become fast friends. On the human side, Red Dog is a great love story between humans, and between humans and animals. Give it a watch, you won’t be sorry.

FIVE STARS-*-*-*-*-*

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