Friday’s Muse, Old Cowboys

My Friday Muse:

Epic Failure

Epic Failure

I remember talking to a few older cowboys, Their faces dried up like those apple dolls, and most of their sunny days were spent on the porch.

I was in my teens, I did know which end of a horse to put the bit, but not much more. This one old cowboy was as well spoken as Will Rogers, he could keep me from blinking with some of his stories about turn of the century events.

I remember his opinion of horses, about how he’d never fully trust one that had been grazing on loco weed. I reflect on that conversation, and I wish more old cowboys were voting.

All those folks we elected voting on bills they never read, if they were horses, who in their right mind would ride them?

Have a great weekend..



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7 Responses to Friday’s Muse, Old Cowboys

  1. Bill knighton says:

    I’d this about legalizing loco weed or just about how loco some of the political choices were presented with or is it about politicians who use locoweed?

    • George B. says:

      Let’s focus on their deeds for now. I doubt any of us will know horses as well as that old cowboy I mention, but we should at least recognize that we have been warned all our lives NOT to sign what you haven’t read.

  2. larry burke says:

    If they were horses, they’d likely would need to be put down.

  3. Brian says:

    Loco weed vs. marijuana. Very different actually. Still I wonder how WA state will survive, when legalization of marijuana actually is real in 2014. Many will be always higher than the Space needle. But hey, the taxes, YEY!!!!!

    • George B. says:

      Yes indeed! That Loco Weed is not the same.. It’s far worse stuff.. and it might cause you to say and do some really dumb stuff.. but certainly not any dumber than what we hear out of DC.

  4. harold says:

    Speaking of DC as it relates to Birds and Energy Companies:

    Should companies be treated equally? According to a Wall Street Journal op-ed (9/7/2009) by Manhattan Institute’s energy expert Robert Bryce, Exxon Mobil pleaded guilty in federal court to killing 85 birds that had come into contact with its pollutants. The company paid $600,000 in fines and fees.

    A recent Associated Press story (5/14/2013) reported that “more than 573,000 birds are killed by the country’s wind farms each year, including 83,000 hunting birds such as hawks, falcons and eagles, according to an estimate published in March in the peer-reviewed Wildlife Society Bulletin.”

    The Obama administration has never fined or prosecuted windmill farms, sometimes called bird Cuisinarts, for killing eagles and other protected bird species. In fact, AP reports that the Obama administration has shielded the industry from liability and has helped keep the scope of the deaths secret.

    It’s interesting that The Associated Press chose to report the story only after the news about its reporters being secretly investigated. That caused the Obama administration to fall a bit out of favor with them. But what the heck, the 14th Amendment’s requirement of “equal protection” before the law for everybody can be cast aside in the name of diversity, so why can’t it be cast aside in the name of saving the planet?

    There are politically favored industries just as there are politically favored groups.

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