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The Wisdom Of Barnyard Bruke: "The Post Turtle"

Greetings to everyone in western Illinois.

I'm a hope'n everyone is practicing patience as far as wait'n for this crop to mature and gett'n on with fall work.

We have been spoiled in the past with good fall weather, with the exception somewhat of the fall of "08".

Now we get a chance to experience one of those wet late falls the "old timers" oft talked about. Think of the stories we'll be able to tell the following generations with a few "whopper exaggerations" thrown in just to let them know how tough we were back in '09"!

Continuing on Cap and Trade, as promised last week, it remains the greatest farce, con act and deception of the last 100 years.

"Climatology suffers from the same fads, fashions, dictators, and fraud that other fields of endeavor enjoy "according to geologist Ian Plimer".

In order to be funded well, climatology needs to be fashionable, and it is.

The IPCC model have been spectacularly wrong in the past, yet they are still used with no humility".

"Science is now politicized in bureaucracy, universities, and research institutes and in many ways is forced to arrive at predestined conclusions".

"Being dependent for a large proportion of funding from government's for research funding, makes it a guarantee (career) suicide to challenge popular predjudices" such as Al Gore and the like puts out.

"Environmentalism has many of the hallmarks of failed European socialism" and some religions.

"It has a holy book which few have read (IPCC reports), has prophets (Gore) who cannot be challenged, relies on dogma, ignores contrary evidence, has armies of wide-eyed missionaries...; imposes guilt, has catastrophist view of the planet, and seeks indulgences".

Well there you have it on Ian Flimer. I'm not sure I agree with all he wrote, but it does make a person pause for reflection.

Cornelius says in some ways sports is similar to climatology to it's faithful followers. He notes our president jaunting off for a sporting event (Olympics) he requested for his hometown neighborhood.

Somehow he thought, it appears according to Cornelius, that a smile and fancy rhetoric would save the day for Mayor Daly.

All of this whilst a war goes on and his main general is requesting more feedback for more troops in Afghanistan, unemployment approaches 10%, he's supposedly working on a health bill and new environmental laws, try'n to get new union laws passed, swine flu is threatening, an energy bill is being neglected, he's trying to extend the school year, for our children, to get us out of an agrarian society, and young thugs in Chicago are beating to death a young victim who just happened to walk into the wrong place at the wrong time.

Cornelius say's "Whilst Rome burns, Caesar is fiddling".

Well, I tells Cornelius, "You're being kinda hard on my president. Why don't you let up a bit and cut him some slack". After all CNBC and the rest of the liberal press are a give'n him accolades.

Cornelius snaps back at me in an aggressive tone, "He is just a "Post Turtle'. Who are you referring to I asks, to which he replies, "Your president". Explain yourself I demands, "What is a "Post Turtle'.

Cornelius sez', "When you're driving down a country road and you come across a round wooden post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a "Post Turtle'.

I'm sure I looked dumb founded and in my silence Cornelius continued to explain. "You know he didn't get up there by himself, he doesn't belong up there, he doesn't know what to do while he's up there, and you just wonder what kind of dumb cluck put him up there to begin with".

Well, I tells Cornelius, I'm not going to ever repeat this information you've shared with me, just now. I'm afraid it might rub some good folk the wrong way.

After all he did carry some of the counties in the last election, around these parts.

First thing ya know they'll find me hang'n from that big ole cottonwood tree down near the highway.

I only share it now to expose Cornelius' conservative viewpoint to his liberal left leaning Democrat and Republican friends, and then only reluctantly.

His conservative Democrat and Republican friends may perhaps agree with him. I'm hesitant to encourage them and him.

Keep on Smile'n
Catch ya later
Barnyard Bruke