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A Cowboy Named Bud

sheepdog.jpg A cowboy named Bud was overseeing his herd in a remote mountainous pasture in Montana when suddenly a brand-new 2015 BMW advanced toward him out of a cloud of dust. The driver, a young man in a Brioni® suit, Gucci® shoes, RayBan® sunglasses & YSL® tie, leaned out the window & asked the cowboy, "If I tell you exactly how many cows & calves you have in your herd, will you give me a calf?"   
Bud looks at the man, who obviously is a yuppie, then looks at his peacefully grazing herd & calmly answers, "Sure, why not?"  

The yuppie parks his car, whips out his Dell® notebook computer, connects it 

to his Apple i phone, & surfs to a NASA  page on the Internet, where he calls up a GPS satellite to get an exact fix on his location which he then feeds to another NASA satellite that scans the area in an ultra-high-resolution photo.   

The young man then opens the digital photo  in Adobe Photoshop® & exports it to an image processing facility in Hamburg, Germany. Within seconds, he receives an email on his  Apple ipad® that the image has been processed & the data stored. He then accesses an MS-SQL® database through an ODBC connected Excel® spreadsheet with email on his Galaxy S5® &, after a few minutes, receives a  response.  Finally, he prints out a full-color, 150-page report on hishi-tech, miniaturized HP LaserJet® printer, turns to the cowboy & says, "You have exactly 1,586 cows & calves.”  "That's right. Well, I guess you can take 1 of my calves," says Bud.   

He watches the young man select 1 of the animals & looks on with amusement as the young man stuffs it into the trunk of his car. Then Bud says to the young man, "Hey, if I  can tell you exactly what your business is, will you give me back my calf?"  The young man thinks about it for a second, then says, "Okay, why not?"  "You're a Congressman for the  U.S. Government", says Bud. "Wow! That's correct," says the yuppie, “but how did you guess that?"   

"No guessing required." answered the cowboy. "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; & you don't know shit 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.”    


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