Building a bridge to the 19th century...
Buff Douthitt, a PRCA Gold Card member and inductee in the National Rodeo Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, is still in the intensive care unit at a Santa Fe, N.M., hospital recovering from the effects of what his wife, Janie, described as “a severely broken neck.”
Douthitt, 88, was injured in a horse riding accident in the arena of his Santa Fe ranch on Jan. 26 and attending doctors did not, at first, think he would survive. After 10 days, however, he had made enough progress where he was able to stand for a short period of time, and is now given a chance to reach a full recovery.
Douthitt was a great all-around hand in his day as a steer wrestler and calf roper, and later excelled as a trick roper, actor and model. He served three years in the Marine Corps during World War II. A little over a year ago at the NFR, I talked with Buff during the Cowboy’s Turtle Association reunion.
COYOTES OF THE WEEK
Senator Feinstein supports Brennan for head of CIA. Brennan is behind the targeted killing of American citizens, approved by the Obama regime. Watch out for drones.
The Washington Examiner reports the Labor Department’s Job Corps program is suffering from a reported $100 million budget shortfall because of mismanagement. They meant well.
Standard & Poor’s was the first major ratings agency to downgrade the United States’ triple-A credit rating. Now S&P may pay a heavy price for doing so as the Obama administration gets revenge with legal action against the rating agency. The Obama regime is suing them for bestowing high credit ratings to bundled mortgage securities just like Fitch Group and Moody’s did, but they’re not included in the suit and Fitch or Moody’s also have never downgraded the U.S. credit rating. So there!
North Carolina State University’s Union Activities Board paid $304.69 to purchase sex toys as prizes for a “Dirty Bingo” event. A residence hall at the University of Illinois has invited Annie Sprinkle, a famous porn star from the 1970s and ‘80s, to conduct a sex education week, which is set to culminate with an “Orgasm Workshop” Thursday night. Do student loans cover this?
The Social Security Administration Inspector General has found that 4,317 people were able to obtain two Social Security numbers – even though none of them were American citizens. Double dip.
The community organizer told quite a few lies during his speech Tuesday night. So I’m told, as I was watching a western on TV.
“Many wealthy people are little more than janitors of their possessions.” — Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect.
Send us a sayin’ or quote and if we use it, we’ll both be surprised.
Bush-Clinton rerun? This time it may be Jeb and Hillary instead of George and Bill.
COWBOYS & RANCHERS
Thirty years ago, the Porterville Police Department gave the Porterville Museum a couple of Winchester Model 94 30-30 rifles. Just recently the Department of Justice wants to come and inspect the rifles. What’s goin’ on?
Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime
2013 Updated Revision:
Give a man a welfare check, a free cell phone with unlimited free minutes, free Internet, cash for his clunker, food stamps, Section 8 housing, free contraceptives, Medicaid, 99 weeks of unemployment, free medicine, and he will vote Democrat the rest of his life ... even after he’s dead.
WHERE TO BUNCH UP
Springville Sierra Rodeo April 26-28.