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  •  I got the "Cowboy Bud" email last night. (0+ / 0-)

    Some of you may have seen this...it's been around for years....yuppie in BMW and Gucci shoes shows up at a cattle ranch, bets Cowboy Bud a calf that he can tell exactly how much cattle CB owns...pulls out GPS, Blackberry, contacts computers all over the world, satellite shots, etc. etc. (the technology gets more elaborate each year.) Gives exact number of cattle, puts the calf he has just won in trunk of BMW.  

    Cowboy Bud bets he can tell yuppie's line of work. "U.S. Congressman!"

    Astonishment! "You're right! How'd you guess?"

    And the Real American Everyman, Cowboy Bud, says:

    "No guessing
    required. You showed up
    here even though nobody called you; you
    want to get paid for an answer I
    already knew, to a question I never asked.
    You used millions of dollars worth of
    equipment trying to show me how much smarter
    than me you are; and you don't know a thing
    about how working people make a living -
    or about cows, for that matter.  This
    is a herd of sheep.
    ...
     
    Now give
    me back my
    dog."

    Yes, this is how Americans are being taught to regard their congressional representatives and others who work in government...who actually make a fraction of what their counterparts in the private sector make, rarely have the latest or best equipment, are expected to be on the job 24 hours a day, and in the case of Congressmen, sometimes have to sleep on cots in their Congressional offices because they can't afford a house or apartment in DC.

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