This is Politics in a nutshell….lol

I got this as an email and laughed right out loud when I got to the end. Worth reading.


A cowboy named Bud was overseeing his herd in a remote mountainous pasture in Alberta when suddenly  a brand-new BMW advanced toward him out of a cloud of  dust.

The driver, a young man in a Brioni® suit, Gucci® shoes, RayBan® sunglasses and YSL® tie, 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 looks at the man, who obviously is a yuppie, then looks at his peacefully grazing herd and calmly answers, “Sure, why not?”

The yuppie parks his car, whips out his Dell®  notebook computer, connects it to his Cingular RAZR V3® cell phone, and surfs to a NASA  page on 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.

The young man then opens the digital photo in Adobe  Photoshop® and exports it to an image processing facility in Hamburg, Germany  …

Within seconds, he receives an email on his Palm  Pilot® that the image has been processed and the data stored. He then accesses an MS-SQL® database through  an ODBC connected Excel®
spreadsheet with email on his Blackberry® and, after  a few minutes, receives a response.

Finally, he prints out a full-color, 150-page report  on his hi-tech, miniaturized HP LaserJet® printer, turns to the  cowboy and says, “You have exactly 1,586 cows and  calves.”

“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 Parliament for the Canadian  Government”, says Bud.

“Wow! That’s correct,” says the yuppie, “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, to a question I never asked. You used millions of dollars  worth of equipment trying to show me how much smarter than me you are; and you  don’t know a thing 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.


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