Saturday, March 7, 2009

Bail Out Blues

For a different look at the economic bailout, my friend Henry McClure (aka Denny Crane) made this observation:

Hell, back in 1990, the Government seized the Mustang Ranch brothel in Nevada for tax evasion and, as required by law, tried to run it. They failed and it closed. Now we are trusting the economy of our country and our banking system to the same nit-wits who couldn't make money running a whore house and selling whiskey!"
That's about as succinct as it gets.
C.O. W. B. O. Y. S.
The official publication of the Cockeyed Old West Band of Yahoos Society arrived a few days ago. Jim Gray and his lassie Kassi do a great job with this publication and it's just full of fascinating stories from the era when Kansas was the forefront of the Wild West. Jim has a new book, Desperate Seed: Ellsworth, Kansas, on the Violent Frontier.
According to our buddy, Dave Zerfas:
Desperate Seed is well researched and brings to life the excitement, danger, and amazing characters that walked the stage of Frontier Kansas in the 1860's and 1870's. Jim's ability to lay out the timeline and intersperse amazing stories of shoot-outs, fights, hangings, will keep the reader eager for the next page. To have been but a fly on the wall. . .
Hey, an endorsement from Zerf is high praise. Email for subscriptions, book orders, or just to tell Jim and Kassi that Deb said Hey!!!

1 comment:

Eddie said...

I like that. The government couldn't make money with the most lucrative business possible.

Maybe instead of trying to make money at it they should change it to a service like Armed Forces, Postal Service, etc.