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Greetings to everyone in western Illinois. Rain keeps a falling and now the weatherman is calling for wind gusts of up to 60 mph for next Friday. Mercy sakes alive, that will make that pond out in the middle of my corn field turn to white caps a knocking ears off all the while.
Most of the leaves will be blown off the trees in short order and a few stalks of corn with one of those biggest ears will become available only for next years fertilizer, unless of course you can run livestock on fenceless fields to recover the loss.
I'm a hear'n much coffee shop talk on how Mr. Short Britches, with his hat on backwards and multi-thousand acres of high cash rented land, is gett'n along. Somehow I wonder if'n they have his best interests at heart. But, on the other hand, they got problems of their own, gett'n even their smaller acreages harvested.
I reckon we would all be better off remembering our Christian principles and pray'n for everyone to have a safe and successful harvest.
Ole Cornelius Farkward, my good neighbor, friend, and stalwart conservative came over to give me a history lesson, this past week. He claims it came from Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota.
He points out some enterest'in facts concerning last November's presidential election: the number of states won by Democrats; 19, Republicans 29; square miles of land won by Democrats: 580,000, Republicans 2,427,000; population of counties won by Democrats 127 million, Republicans 143 million; murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by Democrats 13.2, Republicans 2.1.
Professor Olson pointed out, according to Cornelius, "In the aggregate, the map of the territory Republicans won was mostly the land owned by taxpaying citizens of the country. Democrat territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in low income tenements and living off various forms of government welfare.
Professor Olson was quoted as to believe the United States is now somewhere between the "complacency and apathy" phase of a popular definition of democracy, with over some forty percent of the nation's population already have'n reached the "governmental dependency" phase.
Cornelius feels if'n Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal invaders called illegals and they vote, then we can say goodbye to the U.S.A. in fewer than five years.
Well, I sez to Cornelius, that is very enterest'n. I'll take it under consideration but, in reality I'm not planning on repeating it to anyone.
Besides, I sez, if'n I remember correctly Barack Obama won last November's election and took a lot of Democratic politicians with him to the winning circle. But, Cornelius points out, not by the huge mandate he lays claim to. It was only by 07% majority made up mostly of freeloaders and socialists.
Well, I sez, I don't know about that, but what I do know is the American voter punishes politicians that talk with forked tongues. The first President Bush proudly proclaimed, "Read my lips-no new taxes". After the election he did exactly the opposite. He was voted out of office and replaced with a liberal.
The second President Bush passed himself off as a conservative. After the election he proved just the opposite-unless of course you compare him to our current president, who passed himself off as a bleeding heart socialistic liberal from the very beginning.
Most of the disingenuous Republican party was voted out of office this time. Will they never learn?
Cornelius then indigently proclaims-what do you think of President Obama going over to other countries and chastising as well as punishing them for throwing elections. (voter fraud) As I questioned him as to what his point was, Cornelius points out that President Obama comes from Chicago-the city where thrown elections are standard course. Vote early and vote often, the first Mayor Daly is quoted often as having proclaimed.
Why, in fact, Cornelius matter of factly stated, Chicago folk even are able to vote from the grave, a feat dog gone near impossible here in western Illinois. After we plant them here, we take them off the rolls.
It is not fair, Cornelius finally states. Of course not, I tells him, it is absolutely not fair-even from the beginning. If'n life were fair we would die in the order we were born. Life is not abut fairness-who ever gave you that idea, some young idealistic whipper snapper somewhere too over taught in philosophy in college. In fact many seem to proclaim it is about power, greed, and who dies with the most toys.
As for me and my family, I feel strongly the Good Book teaches us accurately and truly what life is all about. The rest of those foolish goals, accomplishments, tricks, and trickery will all get sorted out in the end-I'm confident.
Next week, if'n I can remember it that long, I'll share more of Cornelius Farkward's, "History Lesson" to me. In the meantime, I'm go'n out to see if'n I know how to still get a combine stuck in the mud!
Keep on Smile'n
Catch ya later