Tuesday September 01, 2015
08/11/2015 - 9:07pm
The hidden costs of crony-capitalism
If Congress doesn’t approve this highway bill, we will need a four-wheel drive to navigate our highways. That is usually how it goes when Congress needs to get dumb legislation passed. Sen. Ted Cruz wasn’t biting. Attached to the highway bill was re-authorization of the...
07/28/2015 - 4:02pm
An election can't change a culture
Whenever I leave my little ivory tower by the West Fork, I meet someone who comments on the writing I do here. But rarely does anyone dispute what I have written. I think we've taken to heart what Rodney King said after that drug-crazed fool was beaten into submission in Los...
07/14/2015 - 11:28am
A good symbol of the American spirit
A young friend set up my blog on Wordpress with a banner at the top containing a Gadsden flag. The Gadsden flag is the yellow one with the coiled rattlesnake and the words “Don’t Tread on Me,” named after and designed by a true hero of the Revolutionary War, Christopher Gadsden.
06/30/2015 - 10:23am
We started in the cattle business with six bred heifers. I can’t remember who was a guiding force at the time; probably vets and neighbors who did things as a matter of tradition. We ear tagged and vaccinated newborn calves because well, I don’t know. We all need a little excitement in our lives and here was a handy...
06/16/2015 - 4:00pm
Lovin' the local scene
They say to be an expert you need to come from a distance away. I was an expert once. I moved here from Montana in 1977. Now I don’t know much. I haven’t been an expert for almost 40 years.
But having spent my youth in California, I got to know some...