Monday Morning Thoughts

Monday has arrived with a touch of fog laying on the pond behind our house, and in that pond lies a ten foot gator. Not sure what he’s thinking. I am sure of what the majority of neighbors are thinking, but we have a few who view amnesty for eating the ducks and other wild critters that get too close to the pond. They also wish for us all to allow the gator to have its own mail box(didn’t know gators get mail???), voting rights on the neighborhood committee, inclusion into neighborhood picnic events, and….oh yes, free medical along with a social security check (why we need the damn mailbox…. God I am so stupid.)

The 28th Amendment

28th Amendment

The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971…before computers, before e-mail, before cell phones, etc.

Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or less to become the law of the land…all because of public pressure.

I’m asking each addressee to forward this Email to a minimum of twenty people on their Address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise.

In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one proposal that really should be passed around.

Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution:

“Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States ..”

You are one of my 20. Please keep it going.

Thanks, Gordon.


This is a great story! The radio station America FM
was doing one of its ‘Is Anyone Listening?’ bits
this morning. The first question was, ‘Ever have a
celebrity come up with the ‘Do you know who I am?’
routine?’A woman called in and said that a few years a go,
while visiting her cattle rancher uncle in Billings, MT,
she had occasion to go to dinner at a restaurant that does
not take reservations. The wait was about 45 minutes; many
ranchers and their wives were waiting.

Ted Turner and his ex-wife Jane Fonda came in the
restaurant and wanted a table. The hostess informed


them that they’d have to wait 45 minutes. 


Jane Fonda asked the hostess, ‘Do you know who I am?’


The hostess answered, ‘Yes, but you’ll have to wait 45 minutes.’ 


Then Jane asked if the manager was in. When
the manager came out, he asked, ‘May I help you?’
‘Do you know who we are?’ both Ted and Jane asked.
Yes, but these folks have been waiting, and I can’t
put you ahead of them.’

Then Ted asked to speak to the owner. The owner came
out, and Jane again asked, ‘Do you know who I am?’
The owner answered, ‘Yes, I do. Do you know who I am?
I am the owner of this restaurant and I am a Vietnam
Veteran. Not only will you not get a table ahead of my
friends and neighbors who have been waiting here, but you
also will not be eating in my restaurant tonight or any
other night. Good bye.’

Only in America, is this a great country or what?

To all who received this, this is a true story and
the name of the steak house is:

Sir Scott’s Oasis Steakhouse, 204 W. Main,
Manhattan, MT 59741, (406) 284-6929

If you ever get there, give this fellow a sharp
salute, buy a steak, and tip the waitress.

Keep passing this on.

We should never forget:

Jane Fonda, our national traitor!

Thanks, Gordon.


Groundhog DayThis coming year, both Groundhog Day and the State of the Union address are expected to occur the same day, February 2nd.

It is an ironic juxtaposition of events. One involves a meaningless ritual in which we look to a creature of little intelligence, knowledge and ability for prognostication, while the other involves a groundhog.