Monday, September 26, 2011

The lighter side of politicians

Occasionally a piece of humor passes by which makes for a good laugh break during the day(or night).  This was sent to me by long-time reader "NP", thank you.

Cowboys and Politicians

A cowboy named Bud was overseeing his herd, in a remote mountainous

pasture in Texas, when suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced toward him 
out of a cloud of dust. 
The driver, a young man in a Brioni suit, Gucci shoes, RayBan 
sunglasses and YSL tie, leaned out the window and asked the cowboy, "If 
I tell you exactly how many cows and calves you have in your herd, Will 
you give me a calf?" 

Bud looks at the man,obviously a yuppie,then looks at his peacefully 
grazing herd, and calmly answers, "Sure, Why not?" 
The yuppie parks his car, whips out his Dell notebook computer, 
connects it to his RAZR V3 cell phone, and 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 and 
exports it to an image processing facility in Hamburg,Germany .. 

Within seconds, he receives an email on his Palm Pilot that the image 
has been processed and the data stored. He then accesses an MS-SQL 
database through an ODBC connected Excel spreadsheet with email, on his 
Blackberry and, after a few minutes, receives his response. 

Finally, he prints out a full-color, 150-page report on his hi-tech, 
miniaturized HP LaserJet printer, turns to the cowboy and says, "You 
have exactly 1,586 cows and calves.." 

"That's right. Well, I guess you can take one of my calves," says Bud. 

He watches the young man select one of the animals and 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 and then says, "Okay, why 
"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; 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! 

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