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The Wisdom Of Barnyard Bruke: "Shampoo fer skinny fellers, snow geese, and our government"

Greetings to everyone in western Illinois.

That was some snowfall we had last Sunday night. It came quick and heavy but it didn't take long to melt Monday.

It measured 2 inches or more by a lot of folks estimates. One good thing about March snowfall-it frequently doesn't take long to melt.

Those fellers that are a calve'n already and, lamb'n as well, has shore enough had good weather conditions for that event. Most folk I have talked to have had good luck thus far.

I suppose everyone is well nigh along with order'n garden supplies for this come'n spring. That is always an enterest'n activity, plan'n for a good garden, this time of year-a look'n forward to the bounty of the land. I can easily imagine the asparagus sprouts already.

With this milder weather we is a have'n it also provides good opportunity for prune'n the fruit trees and a finish'n up on the grape arbor. If'n ya catchs it just right, a good lawn roll'n will make mow'n the yard a might smoother and easier on your lawn mower.

I took a trip up north last week east of Biggsville thereabouts. I had been hear'n of all them snow geese and speckled geese gather'n' around those parts.

Well, sure enough I found them. They turned the sky dark as they flew. I never saw so many geese in one spot in all my days, around these parts.

Two eagles were spotted eat'n on a snow goose. Before too long alls that was left was feathers.

Buster Jigs told us boys of how ironic our government can be at times. He told that the food stamp program, which is part of the Department of Agriculture, is pleased to be distribute'n the greatest amount of food stamps ever in the programs history.

Meanwhile, the forest service, which is also part of the Department of Agriculture, requests of us to "please do not feed the animals" because the animals may grow dependent on the handouts and not learn to take care of themselves.

Not to be outdone by Buster Jigs, Bill Jones shared with us boys his latest discovery. It involves shampoo when it runs down your body when ya shower with it. His discovery, he felt, should be a warning to us all!!!

I'm not sure why this discovery was not found out sooner. Many folk use shampoo in the shower. When they wash their hair, the shampoo runs down their whole body.

Printed very clearly on the shampoo label is the warning which states "For Extra Volume And Body". How could ya make it any clearer than that for the problem this presents.

No wonder many folk complain of our be'n an obese nation these days. I sees now why those slick haired folk have been gaining weight!

Well, several of the boys hear'n of this discovery decided to get rid of their shampoo. They have now started shower'n with Dawn dish soap instead. Its label reads, "Dissolves Fat That Is Otherwise Difficult To Remove".

A friend shared a small Michigan newspaper editorial with Sandy Bob recently. He gave it to me and I asked "where is Tawas City, MI?" He said it is actually on Lake Huron and has a population of just over 2000. It was enterest'n enough to pass along:

"What Has America Become?"


"Has America become the land of the special interest and home of the double standard?

"Lets see; if we lie to the Congress, it's a felony and if the Congress lies to us its just politics;

"if we dislike a black person, we're racist and if a black dislikes whites, it's their 1st Amendment right;

"the government spends millions to rehabilitate criminals and they do almost nothing for the victims;

"in public schools you can teach that homosexuality is OK, but you better not use the word God in the process;

"you can kill an unborn child, but its wrong to execute a mass murderer;

"we don't burn books in America, we now rewrite them;

"we got rid of the communist and socialist threat by renaming them progressives;

"we are unable to close our border with Mexico, but have no problem protecting the 38th parallel in Korea;

"if you protest against President Obama's policies you're a terrorist, but if you burned an American flag or George Bush in effigy it was your 1st Amendment right.

"You can have pornography on TV or the Internet, but you better not put a nativity scene in a public park during Christmas;

"we have eliminated all criminals in America, they are now called sick people;

"we can use a human fetus for medical research, but it's wrong to use an animal.

We take money from those who work hard for it and give it to those who don't want to work;

"we all support the Constitution, but only when it supports our political ideology;

"we still have freedom of speech, but only if we are being politically correct;

"parenting has been replaced with Ritalin and video games;

"'the land of opportunity is now the land of handouts;

"the similarity between Hurricane Katrina and the gulf oil spill is that neither president did anything to help.

And how do we handle a major crisis today?

The government appoints a committee to determine who's at fault, then threatens them, passes a law, raises our taxes;

tells us the problem is solved so they can get back to their re-election campaign.

What has happened to the land of the free and home of the brave?

Ken Huber

Tawas City

There ya has it then. I'm a gonna have to dwell on them thoughts for a spell.

Have a good week a come'n up and see ya in church Sunday. Don't forget next weekend to adjust your clocks for Daylight Save'n Time.

Keep on Smile'n

Catch ya later

Barnyard Bruke