n.b. the beef jerky which was went last week has been moved off my desk.... could have been a nasty accident- it was not for steve, but rather bentley.. .
i have decided i know what is hurting american society-- it is the permissive method of child rearing..too many parents were given books on how to raise a child... if you had time to read a book like that ,, you had a real problem in the first place.. i can not count the number of times a total stranger will come up and say " i wish my kids ( GRANDKIDS) BEHAVED AS WELL AS YOUR DOG" ---- IT IS BEYOND BEING FUNNY.... i watch kids and parents... most any kid with a normal IQ has found out that there exists a system that can be manipulated to their liking.
.i see so many kids manipulating thier parents-- and hear horror stories of problems teachers have in school trying to discipline a bunch of hoodlums who can threaten to sue their parents....i bet to this day my kids knew that if they came home with a note about not behaving in class they would have some real problems-- 50 years ago i did not have to worry about whether my kids were abused because i made them get up at 7am every day to care for a bunch of horses... and furthermore, my kids would never have thought of going to school and compalining how abused they were because i made them get up even sat and sunday at 7 am.. i have got old eniough to see the results of a few kids who were allowed to be "in charge"...instinctly they land on some welfare/workmans comp/ disability still looking for what they had as a child.. a free ride. we have a whole society of these people.
we also have too many people..
i can remember-- maybe 10 years ago - janine and my grandson - colby- were living here in the guest house while she sold/bought a house... colby's other grandparents learned that i had strung an electric wire aqcross the door to the guest house and reported teh danger to DSS.. up the driveway came a man and woman to investigate this "dangerous environment" for the child...only to be confrunted by a 12" high very annoyed white bird "rufus" who was attacking their hubcaps and 750 pound donkey "mary" with her head in the car window trying to open their glove compartment... poor things... they were city folk and there was nothing in their manual to tell them what to do... it took a while to get them to see the necessity of the wire across the door.. it was an electric fence wire to keep mary from going in a rummagining around the cereal boxes leavign a mess of cardboard and sugary cereal in the kitchen. they finally decided altho it was unusual, there was nothing basically wrong. '
i would be willing to bet that 10 years later they would report it differently because they would fear some liability.
99% of our laws are made by lawyers, rather than people of logical scientific training...
three people hae sent me this-- and i smile every time i red it... so i share......
AN OLD WOMAN WALKED UP AND TIED HER OLD MULE TO THE HITCHING POST.
AS SHE STOOD THERE, BRUSHING SOME OF THE DUST FROM HER FACE AND CLOTHES, A YOUNG GUNSLINGER STEPPED OUT OF THE SALOON WITH A GUN IN ONE HAND AND A BOTTLE OF WHISKEY IN THE OTHER. THE YOUNG GUNSLINGER LOOKED AT THE OLD WOMAN AND LAUGHED, "HEY OLD WOMAN, HAVE YOU EVER DANCED?"
THE OLD WOMAN LOOKED UP AT THE GUNSLINGER AND SAID, "NO,... I NEVER DID DANCE... NEVER REALLY WANTED TO."
A CROWD HAD GATHERED AS THE GUNSLINGER GRINNED AND SAID "WELL, YOU OLD BAG, YOU'RE GONNA DANCE NOW," AND STARTED SHOOTING AT THE OLD WOMAN'S FEET.
THE OLD WOMAN PROSPECTOR -- NOT WANTING TO GET HER TOE BLOWN OFF --STARTED HOPPING AROUND. EVERYBODY WAS LAUGHING. WHEN HIS LAST BULLET HAD BEEN FIRED, THE YOUNG GUNSLINGER, STILL LAUGHING, HOLSTERED HIS GUN AND TURNED AROUND TO GO BACK INTO THE SALOON.
THE OLD WOMAN TURNED TO HER PACK MULE, PULLED OUT A DOUBLE-BARRELED SHOTGUN, AND COCKED BOTH HAMMERS.
THE LOUD CLICKS CARRIED CLEARLY THROUGH THE DESERT AIR, AND THE CROWD STOPPED LAUGHING IMMEDIATELY.
THE YOUNG GUNSLINGER HEARD THE SOUNDS, TOO, AND HE TURNED AROUND VERY SLOWLY. THE SILENCE WAS ALMOST DEAFENING. THE CROWD WATCHED AS THE YOUNG GUNMAN STARED AT THE OLD WOMAN AND THE LARGE GAPING HOLES OF THOSE TWIN BARRELS.
THE BARRELS OF THE SHOTGUN NEVER WAVERED IN THE OLD WOMAN'S HANDS, AS SHE QUIETLY SAID, "SON, HAVE YOU EVER KISSED A MULE'S ASS?"
THE GUNSLINGER SWALLOWED HARD AND SAID, "NO M'AM... BUT I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO.
THERE ARE FIVE LESSONS HERE FOR ALL OF US:
1 - Never be arrogant.
2 - Don't waste ammunition.
3 - Whiskey makes you think you're smarter than you are.
4 - Always make sure you know who has the power.
5 - Don't mess with old people; they didn't get old by being stupid.
Saturday, August 27, 2016
aug 27 2016