Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Governor of California is jogging with his dog along a nature trail. A coyote jumps out and attacks his dog.
#1. Governor starts to intervene, reflects upon the movie "Bambi" and then realizes he should stop; the coyote is only doing what is natural.
#2. He calls animal control. Animal control captures coyote and spends $200 testing it for diseases and $500 upon relocating it.
#3. He calls veterinarian. Vet collects dead dog and spends $200 testing it for diseases.
#4. Governor goes to hospital and spends $3,500 getting checked for diseases from the coyote and on getting bite wound bandaged.
#5. Running trail gets shut down for 6 months while wildlife services conduct a $100,000 survey to make sure the area is clear of dangerous animals.
#6. Governor spends $50,000 of state funds implementing a "coyote awareness" program for residents of the area.
#7. State legislature spends $2 million investigating how to better handle rabies and how to possibly eradicate the disease.
#8. Governor's security agent is fired for not stopping the attack and for letting the Governor intervene.
#9. Cost: $75,000 to train new security agent.
#10. PETA protests the coyote relocation and files 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. Governor shoots coyote and keeps jogging. Governor has spent $1.00 on a .380 ACP hollow point cartridge, from a Ruger LCP. Buzzards eat dead coyote.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Friday, April 30, 2010

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Lately I've been under the gun to get my equipment ready for inspection. Every 3 years the Forest Service contracts are renewed and this is the year. I haven't been signed up for 3 years so we had lots to do. Inspection was on the 6th. It was very thorough and the guys knew what they were doing unlike in times past. They found a few issues that we are now dealing with. One of them I was glad they found as it was something I didn't see. The other issues were stupid in my opinion. They were things I would have dealt with before a fire anyway that I just didn't get done in time for inspection. I still have months before any fires happen but in there goofy system, I have to be ready NOW. The inspector will come up again the 17th to check on the issues they had and I will be ready. When I was working at the airport I was reminded of all the regulations they had with aircraft and it seems to be moving into this arena too. More very year, it would seem next to impossible to get into this business now if you had never done it before. I guess that is good if you are already in it. I have paid a substantial amount of cash just to stay in it on the chance that we have fires. So far though, it is looking like it could shape up to be a fire year. Time will tell but it has been a dry winter and we haven't had lots of rain this spring. I didn't take lots of picture but here are a few.


The United States Border Patrol is asking citizens to keep on the lookout for a red 1951 Chevy that they suspect is being used to smuggle illegal immigrants across the border from Mexico and into points along the U.S. Border. If you see the vehicle pictured below and have reason to believe that it is the suspect vehicle, you are urged to contact your local police department or the U. S. Border Patrol.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Mass. Senate Race

I never imagined that I would be very concerned about who was senator in the state of Massachusetts living clear over here in Montana, but the result sure was a relief to me! According to Yahoo News, Scott Brown has defeated Martha Coakley for the special election held to decide who replaces Kennedy. What a significant election this was. There has not been a Republican senator in Mass. since 1972! Only 12% of register voters in Mass. are Republicans! I believe this really says something about what Americans think about Obamacare and other ridiculous ideas of our President. Not that I think Republicans are so great, but our Government, (especially the current administration) has gotten a long ways away from doing what the people want them to do. For too long they have been pushing their own agendas without giving a hoot about the people. My hope is that this was a wake up call. That could be just a pipe dream, but I'll continue to hope that this country doesn't self destruct. It isn't rule by Republican or Democrat that I desire, it is rule by the people that I desire again for this country.

Above: Do you think that Obamacare would help Uncle Bobs teeth?