They Said It Better Than I Ever Could...


These words that I write, they keep me from total insanity. -Charles Bukowski

Who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived, or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed? -Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

Oct 27, 2008

Something To Chew On, Tell Me What You Think...

Something that one of my friends sent to me that coming from him surprised the shit out of me because he is usually drunk. But I love him anyways. So read it and tell me what you think.

CATCHING WILD PIGS...

A chemistry professor in a large college had several exchange students in the class.

One day in class, the Professor noticed one young man (an exchange student) who kept rubbing his back, and stretching as if his back hurt.

The professor asked the young man what was the matter. The student told him he had a bullet lodged in his back. He had been shot while fighting communists in his native country who were trying to overthrow his country's government and install a new communist government.

In the midst of his story he looked at the professor and asked a strange question. He asked, 'Do you know how to catch wild pigs?'

The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the punch line. The young man said this was no joke. 'You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on the ground. The pigs find it and begin to come everyday to eat the free corn. When they are used to coming every day, you put a fence down one side of the place where they are used to coming. When they get used to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up another side of the fence.

They get used to that and start to eat again. You continue until you have all four sides of the fence up with a gate in the last side. The pigs, who are used to the free corn, start to come through the gate to eat, you slam the gate on them and catch the whole herd. Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom. They run around and around inside the fence, but they are caught. Soon they go back to eating the free corn. They are so used to it that they have forgotten how to forage in the woods for themselves, so they accept their captivity.

The young man then told the professor that is exactly what he sees happening to America . The gov ernment keeps pushing us toward socialism and keeps spr eading the free corn out in the form of programs such as supplemental income, tax credit for unearned income, tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies, payments not to plant crops, welfare, medicine, drugs, etc. while we continually lose our freedoms - just a little at a time.

One should always remember: There is no such thing as a free lunch! Also, a politician will never provide a service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself. Also, if you see that all of this wonderful government 'help' is a problem confronting the future of democracy in America , you might want to send this on to your friends. If you think the free ride is essential to your way of life then you will probably delete this email, but God help you when the gate slams shut!

In this 'very important' election year, listen closely to what the candidates are promising you - just maybe you will be able to tell who is about to slam the gate o n America ...

'A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have.' - Thomas Jefferson

2 comments:

  1. I have to agree with this. Anyway, I'm so glad I found your blog. You just have me laughing. My son and I are very close and you remind me of him. He was over in the other sandbox on his second tour but just returned to Ft. Drum.
    Prayers and thoughts to you and your family always. Keep up the great job on your blog, and I hope you keep your sense of humor.
    God Bless.
    Karen Proud Army Mom

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  2. Yep. That fence is gonna close on November the 4th I'm afraid. I'm hoping for a miracle that the polls are wrong. The military is gonna suffer unfortunately.

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