Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Decisions of our Leaders

Governor's coyote


The Governor of California is jogging with his dog along a nature
A coyote jumps out and attacks the Governor's dog, then bites the

1. The Governor starts to intervene, but reflects upon the movie
"Bambi" and then realizes he should stop because the coyote is only

doing what is natural.

2. He calls animal control .. Animal Control captures the coyote
and bills the State $200 testing it for diseases and $500 for relocating

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

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

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

6. The Governor spends $50,000 in state funds implementing a
"coyote awareness program" for residents of the area.

7. The State Legislature spends $2 million to study how to better
treat rabies and how to permanently eradicate the disease throughout
the world.

8. 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.

9. PETA protests the coyote's relocation and files a $5 million suit
against the State.


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

1. The Governor shoots the coyote with his State-issued pistol and
keeps jogging. The Governor has spent $0.50 on a .45 ACP hollow point

2. The Buzzards eat the dead coyote.

And that, my friends, is why California is broke and Texas is not.


Lista said...

Amen! There is Nothing in this Post, Griper, that I Disagree with. California is Out of Control with Regulations and that is a Fact.

The Griper said...

wasn't a post to agree or disagree on, lista. i guess i'd have to say it was a poor attempt at some poliyical humor.

The Griper said...


BB-Idaho said...

Am battling Blogger..unable to comment, still working. *sigh*

BB-Idaho said...

Agreed, California is in deep debt. In considering the debt of states, we find ten states
with even less debt than Texas, though. The least debt per capita in in the state of Nebraska, so:
1. The cornhusker governor is out jogging one of Lincoln’s fine trails
2. A hungry coyote stalks and attacks the guv.
3. The governor’s family dog
bravely chases Wile E. Coyote off.
4. Always, hungry the coyote heads for the plains
5. …and begins harvesting pesky field mice from the farmer’s ranch
6. Saving the farmer $75 a bag for pest control chemicals
7. Additionally, the guv saved the cornhusker citizens by not having a $450 state issued .45 Auto
7. By not wasting a round on the varmint, another $.50 was saved.

Lista said...

Oh Come on, Griper. It is so Rare that I Agree with you on Something. You Should Really Relish it, rather than being so Technical about whether or not that was the Intent of the Post. Why are you Trying to Correct me on Something when I am Doing Something Rare and Agreeing with you? You are Really Something Else. You have such a Knack for Turning Even Something Peaceful into Conflict.

Hang in there, BB. We'll Still be here when you Figure it Out.

The Griper said...

did some research on nebraska. i like the fact that they are a non-partisan body. wish all politics were this way. also the fact that they employ so few legislators at such a low salary.

wasn't decrying the fact you agreed or was correcting you. i was decrying the fact that i did such a poor job in regards to my intent.

you have bemoaned the fact that i am such a self-centered person so why are you viewing my comment as being others-centered?

Lista said...

She Smiles at BB. Look Again, BB, and Brush Up on your Counting Skills. There are Only 6 States with Less Debt than Texas.

Do you Really Think that the Coyote is going to eat the Field Mice and Ignore the Farmer's Chickens?

The Governor's Family Dog, Snickers, might be Big and Vicious. lolol. But he Still can't be Everywhere at Once. The Coyote had Pups and they all Like Chickens, rather than Field Mice. Snickers has no Pups because the Governor made the Mistake of having him Fixed. Ooophs, the Debt Rate may Actually go up soon.

"a poor attempt at some political humor"

You Know, you are Actually Right about my Misunderstanding. I Missed a Hint of Humility in your Comment. Sometimes I Think that your Thought Processes are so Different than Mine that there is no way that we are Ever Going to Understand One another. Self-Centered, BTW, is not a Positive. When such is too Excessive, it Leads to Selfishness and Selfishness is the Opposite of Love. You Really Ought to Work on this, Griper, though I know that it is just as Likely that you won't.

Self-Centered is also rather Lonely. I don't Understand how you can Handle Being that Way.

The Biggest Problem, though, is the Lack of Apology for Faults. If you would Apologize Once in Awhile, this would Change the Way I Treat You and we Might Actually Get Along Once in Awhile.

Lista said...

Legislators on a Low Salary. Well now, that is a Money Saving Idea.

The Griper said...

What, and ruin the beautiful relationship that we have now, Lista? :)

i don't find any lonliness in my life so what makes you think that being self-centered, as you consider me, is a cause of lonliness?

in fact, i'd argue that being other's centered is a far greater cause of lonliness.

BB-Idaho said...

If Blogger keeps booting me off, I will find a new hobby!!
However, “Brush Up on your Counting Skills. There are Only 6 States with Less Debt than Texas.” He, duly impugned, recouts:
Nebraska- $17
Iowa- $79
Wyoming- $84
Tennessee- $233
Colorado- $340
N. Dakota- $346
S. Dakota- $347
Montana- $391
Utah- $447
Idaho- $513
…..which seems to him to be approximately ten.
As for Wile E. Coyote, the biologists find that they eat mostly mice,
Rats, rabbits and even insects. Although chickens might appeal, Nebraska
Is not a big poultry place, the cornhuskers being big steak folks.
Now since humor was the intent, and I believe that was achieved, I’d only add
that no life-loving coyote would dare bite the ‘Governator’…he would physically defang them and grin with his Austrian accent, “Hasta la vista, Baby!”

Lista said...

"What, and ruin the BEAUTIFUL relationship that we have now, Lista? :)"

You don't Know what the Word "Beautiful" Means, Griper. In Fact, I don't Believe that you Know what the Word "Relationship" Means. Haven't you ever Heard the Song, "People who Need People are the Luckiest People in the World."? Well, I'm Other Centered because I Need People, yet I'm not Lonely, because Certain People, such as BB-Idaho Make me Smile.

Even though he has just Corrected me, I'm Still Smiling because in General he Treats me in such a Way that Makes me Like him. What's more, I have no Reason to be Defiant when I Talk to him, yet if you Think that Defiant is "Beautiful", then Go Ahead and Treat me like Crap and you will get More of that Same "Beauty". I Hope you Enjoy it.

I'll have to Go Look at that Map again, for there is Obviously Something that I Missed.

So the Good Economy is Based on Selling Food Products that do not Appeal to Coyote's. Ok. I'll Keep that in Mind. I Suppose that the Coyote is also the One who Suggested that the Legislators get Paid a Low Salary. Oh, I get it. The Coyote is a Republican. Ok. Now that Explains it. Now I Understand the Story. :) :) :D:D xx

Lista said...

Wyoming, Tennessee, South Dakota and Idaho all have 3 Stars Instead of 4. That's why I Missed them.

The Griper said...

"Self-Centered, BTW, is not a Positive. When such is too Excessive, it Leads to Selfishness and Selfishness is the Opposite of Love."

then if this is true then being other's centered cannot be a positive either. because, by your own words, when such is too excessive, it is considered a sickness and a sickness is the opposite of well-being.

question though;
how is being the one a character trait while being the other is a physical trait?

Lista said...

You Know, Griper, if you had any Ability to Listen, you would Know that I Believe that anything that's Excessive is a Sickness, so I Agree with your Comment in this Manner. What we should Strive for is Balance.

"how is being the one a character trait while being the other is a physical trait?"

Since I Never Said that, nor do I Agree with it, the Question is Irrelevant.

The Griper said...

i do listen, lista.

your balance on this issue then is just trading one negative for a another negative based on what you said and agreed upon.

Lista said...

That which is Excessive is Negative. That which is Balanced is not.

"Trading One for the Other"

This Only Happens when you Think in Black and White Extremes. Balance involves a Little of Each and therefore the Above Phrase does not Apply.

I Get Tired of Explaining this, Griper, because you do not Appear to have the Ability to Comprehend it. You are Trapped in your Black and White Model and do not Know how to Think in any other Way.

I Remember Calling this Relationship a Failure Once and in some Ways this Still Appears to be True. We simply do not Speak the Same Language.

dcat said...

That is wimpy ass Cal. for ya!

Here we just let them walk by and are happy to see ANY wild life left!

Except for the hoyty toyty with their mega million homes in the foot hills that see a poor little bear looking for food!

Those people need to move to CAL!

The Griper said...

"That which is Excessive is Negative. That which is Balanced is not.

Balance involves a Little of Each and therefore the Above Phrase does not Apply."

you cannot create a positive by adding two negatives together. you end up with a greater negative.

Lista said...

Oh Gee!! It is Only Negative if it is Excessive. The Negativity is in the Degree, not in the Characteristic itself.

Here's an Example. Water is Essential to Life, but a Tsunami is Destructive. Using your Reasoning, I should be Able to say that Water is a Negative, yet the Negative is in the Degree, not in the Water.

Forgive me for Saying this, Griper, but I Think this is Basic and Continually Explaining that which is Very Basic become Very Tiring after Awhile.

The Griper said...

if equality is your goal, lista then equality is the positive and both self-centeredness and other's centeredness are negatives at any degree or level.

you, yourself, declared this in your statement;
"Self-Centered, BTW, is not a Positive."
and the reason you gave for calling it a negative was that it leads to selfishness once it becomes excessive.

and you agreed with my statement;
"then if this is true then being other's centered cannot be a positive either."

then you added that selfishness is the opposite of love which we both will agree is a positive at any level or degree.

so, from this we see that a trait is negative at any degree or level just as a trait is positive at any degree or level.

Lista said...

You just Make this Up as you Go. Don't you? The Extreme is the Negative, not that just Right or Left of the Center. You do not Know how to Think in Degrees and that Lack is just What Black and White Thinking is.

In Every Individual, there are Things that we Need to be Self-Centered in and Things that we Can be Other-Centered in. This is Called Prioritizing. That which is Important to us, we do not Compromise, but there are Things that we Can Compromise. Since this has to do with two Opposites Interacting Together in One Individual and Degrees of Each, you are not Going to Understand what I just Said.

If you are Going to Quote me, Griper, you are Going to have to Look at the Entire Thought, not just Part of it.

"Self-Centered, BTW, is not a Positive. When such is too Excessive, it Leads to Selfishness and Selfishness is the Opposite of Love."

And Everything about you, Griper, is Excessive and Extreme and I did not Agree with your Statement, "then if this is true, then being other's centered cannot be a positive either."

Again, you are not Looking at my Entire Thought.

"You Know, Griper, if you had any Ability to Listen, you would Know that I Believe that anything that's Excessive is a Sickness, so I Agree with your Comment in this Manner."

The Phrase "In this Manner" is Referring to that which is "Excessive", so I Agree that Excessive Other-Contentedness is also a Negative, for the Excessive People Pleaser is also Known as a Co-Dependent Giver.

We have Gone Over this a Million Times, Griper, and I'm Tired of Explaining what I have already Explained. Either you do not Listen or you are Unable to Learn. You have a Mental Block to any Idea that does not have to do with Black and White Extremes. I've been Wasting my Time because you do not even Appear to be Trying to Understand what I'm Saying.

I do not Agree that being Other-Centered is a Negative, when it is not Excessive.

Your Last Sentence is Incorrect because the Sentence that you Incorrectly Accused me of Agreeing with you on is Incorrect.

I am Trying with all my Might, Griper, to not call you an Idiot, for such is like a Cuss Word to me, but not Saying it is such a Struggle. I'm just Sitting here Shaking my Head.

The Griper said...

you know, lista, instead of telling someone else that they are not listening to you, you should step back and listen to yourself first, that is, if you can get by your own self-prejudices.

since i have no desire to influence you into cussing me by calling me an idiot this all i have to say on the issue in discussion.

thank you for such a stimulating discussion. :)

Lista said...

Didn't you Tell me Once that it is the Listeners Responsibility to Understand? When I was Misunderstanding you, you were not Willing to Take any Responsibility for Attempting to Speak more Clearly, so why should I?

I was Recently Complemented on my Own Blog, for my Ability to "stand your ground, defend your rights, answer accusations, all without name-calling or insult." So if you Stimulate a Negative Response from me that is Rare, that is a Bad Reflection on you, not me, and the Fact that you Can Remain Calm and Thank me does not Take Away from that. I Usually have the Same Ability for Calmness as you, just not always when I'm Around you.

Even that Calmness of Blocking Out what Others are Saying is a Negative, when Taken to an Extreme. Calmly Blocking Out what you don't want to Hear is Still Blocking Out what you don't want to Hear. I'm Learning how to not be Angry at You. Calling you an Idiot has nothing to do with that. Even on a Purely Intellectual and Non-Emotional Level, I Find your Words to be Foolish and that is Simply a Fact.

Go Ahead and Calmly and Politely Thank me for my Honesty and that is Still not going to Change your Denial of the Truth about Co-Dependent Relationships.

The Griper said...

he has to smile at her words. i have to apologize for not keeping my word but could not help myself from responding once more.

why should you?

the answer is simple, lista. yes i said that and you also told me i was wrong in thinking that way too. so when you admittedly do it you have also committed a wrong in your own mind and heart.

and that is where responsibility comes in.

you have accepted responsibility before even when i told you that there was no need to and the only reason you did was because you continued to believe you did wrong in your own mind and heart even if you hadn't done any wrong in my mind and heart.

you can't have your cake and eat it both, lista.

and if you are learning how not to be angry with me, that is good. congratulations.

as for finding my words foolish, i'll say you are not the only one. in fact if you look at the bottom of each post i have a box that people can check to tell me that my words are foolish in their mind and heart.

every time i go into a liberal blog and say somethimg, it is an inevitability that someone in there will declare my words foolish in an explicit manner or implicit manner. and i believe that they really feel that way in their mind and heart even tho i believe otherwise in my mind and heart.

they are being just as honest as you are with me.

dcat said...

why in the hell would anyone conservative go to a freaking liberal blog!?

Your wierd!


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