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Title: Texas, California, and the Tale of the Coyote
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URL Source: https://danieljmitchell.wordpress.c ... ia-and-the-tale-of-the-coyote/
Published: Apr 4, 2018
Author: Daniel J Mitchell
Post Date: 2018-04-04 23:20:06 by Dead Culture Watch
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Texas, California, and the Tale of the Coyote I’ve already had a couple of blog posts commenting on how Texas is kicking California’s you-know- what. Being a fiscal policy person, I always point to California’s punitive state income tax as an example of bad policy and highlight the absence of any income tax in Texas to explain the success of that state.

But sometimes it’s just culture and attitude. Here’s a joke comparing the two states, but it’s based on something that actually happened in Texas.

CALIFORNIA: The Governor of California is jogging with his dog along a nature trail. A coyote jumps out, bites the Governor and attacks his dog.

1. The Governor starts to intervene, but reflects upon the movie “Bambi” and then realizes he should stop; the coyote is only doing what is natural.

2. He calls animal control. Animal Control captures the coyote and bills the State $200 testing it for diseases and $500 for relocating it.

3. He calls a veterinarian. The vet collects the dead dog and bills the State $200 for testing it for diseases.

4. The Governor goes to hospital and spends $3,500 getting checked for diseases from the coyote and on getting his bite wound bandaged.

5. The running trail gets shut down for 6 months while Fish & Game conducts a $100,000 survey to make sure the area is free of dangerous animals.

6. The Governor spends $50,000 in state funds to implement a “coyote awareness” program for residents of the area.

7. The State Legislature spends $2 million to study how to better treat rabies and how to permanently eradicate the disease throughout the world.

8. The Governor’s security agent is fired for not stopping the attack somehow and for letting the Governor attempt to intervene.

9. Additional cost to State of California: $75,000 to hire and train a new security agent with additional special training re: the nature of coyotes.

10. PETA protests the coyote’s relocation and files suit against the State.

TEXAS: The Governor of Texas is jogging with his dog along a nature trail. A Coyote jumps out, bites the Governor’s leather boot, and attacks his dog.

1. The Governor shoots the coyote with his State-issued pistol and keeps jogging. The Governor has spent $0.50 on a .45 ACP hollow point cartridge.

2. The buzzards eat the dead coyote.

And that, boys and girls, is why California is broke………..And, more importantly, why too much government doesn’t work.

Addendum: Welcome Instapundit readers. A few people in the comments are looking for a response to Krugman’s attack on Texas. Kevin Williamson at National Review provides the answer.

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#1. To: Dead Culture Watch (#0)

There are still people who think this was just Rick Perry's election year yarn to get a few more votes from the gun crowd. Not everything about this claimed incident makes sense if you review the facts carefully. Maybe it happened but maybe not. Some pols will tell any whopper to get just a few more votes.

Tooconservative  posted on  2018-04-05   3:31:00 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Tooconservative (#1)

" A few people in the comments are looking for a response to Krugman’s attack on Texas. "

Simple. Shoot him, let the buzzards eat him.

Si vis pacem, para bellum

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.

Never Pick A Fight With An Old Man He Will Just Shoot You He Can't Afford To Get Hurt

"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." (Will Rogers)

Stoner  posted on  2018-04-05   11:38:20 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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