Sunday, February 28, 2010
An old prospector shuffled into the town of El Indio, Texas leading an old tired mule. The old man headed straight for the only saloon in town, to clear his parched throat. He walked up to the saloon and tied his old mule to the hitch rail. As he stood there, brushing some of the dust from his 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 man and laughed, saying, "Hey old man, have you ever danced?" The old man 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 fool, you're gonna' dance now," and started shooting at the old man's feet. The old prospector, not wanting to get a toe blown off, started hopping around like a flea on a hot skillet. Everybody was laughing, fit to be tied.
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 man turned to his pack mule, pulled out a double-barreled shotgun, and cocked both hammers. The loud clicks carried clearly through the desert air.
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 timer and the large gaping holes of those twin barrels. The barrels of the shotgun never wavered in the old man's hands, as he quietly said, "Son, have you ever kissed a mule's ass?"
The gunslinger swallowed hard and said, "No sir... But I've always wanted to."
There are two lessons for us all here:
Don't waste ammunition.
Don't mess with old people.
This is really slick technology. Some of you may have seen the cable television show based upon cases in which this has been used.
I did this in May in the early 1970s wiht a couple of fellow Viet-vets I had met at Armstrong. If you are physicaly fit enough to paddle a canoe at a relaxed pace for 4 to 6 hours, I highly recommend it.
You should be aware that if you want to go in May of 2011, you need to make reservations NOW.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
If you would like the recipes for both the mix and preparing the chili, look down the right hand side of this blog under "links to blogs and websites." Let me know how you like it.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tonight's public hearing on the proposal to suspend county impact fees and refund all collected so far.
If you want to come out against it before that, you may do so during the public comments section of their regular meeting on March 2nd. Keep up the pressure folks. This incedibly audacious gift to builders and assault on our wallets is nowhere near dead yet.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Let's talk about the idea of abandoning the post system of electing St. Marys city councilmen in favor of by geographically defined districts of
Sunday, February 21, 2010
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Folks, just be aware that anything you read in future or have read in the last couple of weeks on Topix Kingsland written by one "funny" is actually coming directly from the Feller campaign.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
The reason, you silly ass, was to let them know that something had gone terribly wrong with the totally unpalatable Brunswick stew and disgusting ..
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Well ain't she sweet?! See her snarling down the street! Well I ask you very tongue-in-cheekedly, ain't she sweet?!
Linda Cagle, the hostess with the leastest, weighs in in defense of nasty Brunswick stew. It figures.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Sears defends her soft-hearted / soft-headed impact fee suspension initiative at length in a brilliantly written apologia on Rick Rogers' blog.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
Feel free to use my poll (upper right hand corner) to send Commissioner Sears a message today! Then send all four a message by showing up at the next CCBOC meeting on 2/16!