We'll jest say that life 's taken many turns o'er the past few months 'n leave such't that, k?
I will tell ya that I've been'n mournin'. That sweet pup that twas the neighbor 'cross the roads passed o'er the rainbow bridge. 'twas most sudden (he 'twas 10 yrs old), he'd gone out with me'n the resident pup (my near constant companion) the eve prior 'n all was well. They chased rabbit scents, nibbled'n grain with the horses 's usual 'n then jest hung out whilst I pulled/chopped weeds bigger'n myself. The next morn, he went out'n did the mornin' feed with the hubs. Chased more rabbit scents 'n 'twas jest fine. Not e'en an hour later, he jest 'went' whilst joggin' 'cross the yard.
Now, that'd be the way to go. Doin' somethin' ya love 'n then jest gone. I console myself o'er his loss knowin' that he's joined his sweet momma'n heaven.
Onto the big fish tales...
The House Appropriations Committee spit 'pon the truth'n regards to our wild horses/burros (both'n the wild 'n those poor creatures they've been stockpilin') 'n denied such e'en goin' to the floor fer additional discussion. The head 'f the Department of Interior (Ryan Zinke) seems to've joined forces with special interest groups - cattleman associations/minin' companies/oil companies, etc). They're content to pass off misinformation 'n outright lies to their constituents. All fer the love 'f money, with no regards to Mother Earth 'n her most precious gifts - those that cannot be returned once annihilated. The waters cannot be made to come back once they've been wasted'n hunts fer more oil/gas/gold/uranium, etc. The waters 'n lands will not heal, the critters 'f all names'll join the list 'f 'extinct'. But hey, they'll make jobs 'n those high'p folks'll make a fortune. I reckon they've a spot picked out'n some remote planet where's they can raise their future generations.
The true blight'n this 2018 Appropriations Bill committees to me'd be that they allowed a Summit to occur. In Salt Lake (ahem, that'd be the state that Congressman Chris Stewart hails from - ya know, that fella who's'n the pockets 'f special interest folks 'n welfare cattleman??) with nobody allowed to represent the horses/burros.
If'n I don't hose this too bad, ya can read the summary 'f such a farce. I wonder if'n they'd the need fer gas masks, when ya read all the cowpatties that got passed out, yer gonna see my reasonin' fer such.
I'd like to see that all the folks who attended 're no longer employed. Sickens me to death that folks 'f this mindset 're paid wages/benefits/perks from our U.S. tax dollars. They don't deserve 't. They need to be removed from the positions they hold. That includes my thoughts'n Mr. Zinke, too.
Sickened my heart to see they used a picture 'r starvin' Mustangs that got rounded-up out'n Nevada several years 'go. Horses that should'a been tended to sooner, yer were ignored. Such a sight fit their propaganda 'n 't seems that many 'f our elected officials jest ate such'p.
Made my blood boil to see that no names were provided, nor how they 'voted'. Their decisions 'f mass killin', usin' the horses/burros fer pet food, etc. jest sent me plum off the charts, bringin' out the rattler'n me.
Make some noise folks!
Blast the media with yer thoughts'n the matter. There's loads 'f ammunitions to dispute Mr. Zinke, Mr. Stewarts 'n others 'claims'. Contact yer local radio/TV stations. Write a letter to yer editors 'n see if'n they'll publish 'em. Make fliers, encourage folks to get off their duffs 'n make some noise.
I need somebody to 'xplain why, if'n our government 'n its agencies profess to the mass 'xpense 'f stockpilin' the wild horses/burros, costs 'f round-ups, etc. why they keep doin' such. My only thought bein' they've already gotten smug they've won 'n the horses/burros 'll be destroyed - one way 'r 'nother. May they all rot'n hell.