By Chuck Muth
It’s the holiday season, so I thought I’d lighten the mood for today’s Muth’s Truths and share a humorous oldie-but-goodie story recanted this week by our friend Steve Moore of the Committee to Unleash Prosperity…
A cowboy named Bud was overseeing his herd in a remote mountainous pasture in Montana when suddenly a brand-new 2019 BMW advanced toward him out of a cloud of dust.
The driver named Cliff — in a Brioni suit, Gucci shoes, and RayBan sunglasses — 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 answers, “Sure, why not?”
Cliff parks his car, whips out his Dell notebook computer, connects it to his Apple iPhone, and surfs 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.
Within seconds, he receives an email on his Apple iPad that the image has been processed and the data stored.
“You have exactly 1,586 cows and calves,” he says. “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 not?” “You’re a member of Congress,” says Bud.
“Wow! That’s correct,” says Cliff. “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 the answer to. You used millions of dollars’ worth of equipment
trying to show me how much smarter than me you are. And you’re clueless 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.” Ba-da-BOOM! Happy New Year!!!
—The Biden Dilemma: He needs to convince the unvaccinated that the COVID vaccine works in order to get them to take their first two jabs,
while at the same time convince the vaccinated that the vaccine doesn’t work in order to get them to take a booster jab. Good luck with that.
—Wake up call for Nevada: California’s small-scale marijuana operations are in trouble. Seems the government slapped taxes on the legal version so high that people are opting to save money by buying off the street from the illegal market. Go figure. Who coulda seen this coming?
—For those interested in an update on the Brittany Sheehan mess — where she was arrested for lawfully signing her custodial daughter out
of a school in California — go to
—Yes, I’ve been threatened with political payback if I don’t get on the “Laxalt for U.S. Senate” bandwagon in the Nevada GOP primary. No,
I don’t respond well to such threats. Never have. In fact, I usually double-down after such threats are made. Would someone please pass
this word on to Ric Grenell?
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Chuck Muth is president of CitizenOutreach.org and publisher of NevadaNewsandViews.com. He blogs at MuthsTruths.com.