Saturday, January 6, 2007

Our Governator

New Mexico, almost in its entirety, is covered with snow. Cattle are starving, people are without power, temperatures are well below freezing, snow removal is more than just difficult in a state that has never had as much snow as we do now. Men and machines are being worked to the point of exhaustion and the poor and elderly are having severe difficulties coping with a situation that has never happened here before.
But that doesn't seem to bother our Governator. Bill Richardson is going to jet off to the Sudan to try and help them with their constant warring. You heard me correctly. Problems have arisen that have never happened in the past, but our Governator is flying off to a foreign country to help them. I wonder if he would do that if he were President and the American nation had a crisis going on its own backyard?
I am not denigrating his wish to help other peoples, just wondering about his priorities. If his own house were ablaze, would he be in town trying to raise money for the local zoo?

Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Hooray For Bill Richardson

It seems our Governator wants to run for President. He'd like to run on his record, I believe. Let's see: He spent umpteen millions on a railroad that so far only runs for about sixty miles. (And it will cost the taxpayers well over a million per year just to maintain it.) It is not noted anywhere that it will ever pay for itself. He made a trip to North Korea while a highly placed state official was being accused of having his fingers in the till. New Mexico is one of the poorest states in America according to the Federal Government. Bill Richardson wants to build a spaceport here at an untold cost to the taxpayers of this needy state. There are more than 400,00 people living here who can't afford heath insurance, can't afford to go out to dinner, can't afford a decent home. Most of them are senior citizens. There are approximately 1,900,00 people living in this state. That puts about twenty five per cent of our population at or below the poverty level (Actually, I suspect the number is larger than that.) The initial money is coming from the "windfall" N.M. collected from the gouging oil companies, by the way. I'm curious why some of that windfall couldn't have been spent on the poor and needy seniors. He must have a heckofa political machine since the voters failed to remember that when he re-ran for Governator.


The cat who owns us, PITA, by name, took this picture of herself. And, yes, female lions sometimes have manes. She explained that to me one night while we were hunting. Canned foods with high meat content are her favorite. Oh, BTW, PITA stands for "Pain In The A**".
Cats do what they want. They rarely listen to you. They're totally unpredictable and complain when they are not happy. When you want to play they want to be left alone. When you want to be left alone they want to play. You are expected to cater to their every whim. They are moody and leave hair everywhere. They cost an arm and a leg. I have reached this conclusion: They are really little women in fur coats.

Monday, January 1, 2007


Cats do what they want. They rarely listen to you. They're totally unpredictable. They whine when they are not happy. When you want to play, they want to be alone. When you want to be alone, they want to play. They expect you to cater to their every whim. They're moody. They leave hair everywhere. They drive you nuts and cost an arm and a leg. Conclusion: They're tiny women in little fur coats.