Raised in San Antonio, Jack Dennis' early experiences were as a newspaper reporter and private investigator. With a Texas State University bachelor's degree, Jack studied journalism, education and psychology. He was the founding vice-president of Sigma Delta Chi, the Association of Professional Journalists at the University. Jack has received numerous awards, including Investigative Reporter of the Year from Rocky Mountain Press Association, David Ashworth Community Award, and Leadership in Management.
Some of the people and groups Jack has interviewed include:
Elvis Presley, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Willie Nelson, B.B. King, George Strait, Roy Orbison, Justin Timberlake, Steven Tyler, Freddie Mercury, Kenny Rogers, Kenny Loggins, Jackson Browne, Steve Wariner, Tanya Tucker, Scotty Moore, Fats Domino, Patty Page, Tommy Roe, Emmy Lou Harris, Johnny Rivers, Charly McClain, Kinky Friedman, John McFee, Guy Allison & Patrick Simmons (Doobie Brothers) , Randy Bachman (BTO), Jim Messina, Todd Rundgren, Alvin Lee, Gary Puckett, The Ventures, Freddy Cannon, Augie Meyer, Christopher Cross, Whiskey Myers, Sha Na Na (John “Bowzer” Baumann), Flash Cadillac, Jerry Scheff, John Wilkinson, Darrell McCall, and more.
Politicians & News
George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Lady Bird Johnson, Greg Abbott, Rudolph Giuliani, Larry King, Jack Anderson, Tom Bradley, Connie Mack, and more.
Clint Eastwood, Mike Myers, Taylor Lautner, Cameron Diaz, Jerry Lewis, Eddie Murphy, Antonio Banderas, Julie Andrews, Selena Gomez, Tippi Hedren, James Earl Jones, James Woods, Jim Nabors, Martha Raye, Rosalind Russell, June Lockhart, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Howie Mandel, Meg Ryan, Cheri Oteri, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, James Drury, Melanie Griffith, Nathan Lane, Alan Thicke, Lou Diamond Phillips, Clint Howard, Tony Sirico, Cesar Romero, Michael Berryman, Tracy Scoggins, William Windom, Warren Stevens and more.
Buzz Aldrin, Alan Bean, Wally Schirra, Dave Scott, Gene Cernan, Walt Cunningham, Scott Carpenter, Gene Kranz (NASA Flight Director), Ed Mitchell, Richard Gordon, Bruce McCandless, Vanentina Treshkova (first woman in space, Russia), Alex Leonov (first man to walk in space, Russian), Al Worden, Dee O’Hara (nurse to astronauts) and more.
Sports: Joe Torre, Roger Staubach, Bob Hayes, Billie Jean King, Manuela Maleeva, Drew Pearson, Bob Lilly, Tim Duncan, David Robinson, George Gervin, Tony Parker, Shannon Miller, Cathy Rigby, Bruce Bowen, Wade Boggs, Fernando Valenzuela, Bernie Kosar, Dale Murphy, Jim Abbott, Dick Bartell, Mike Schmidt, Dan Pastorini and more.
May Pang, Bob Eubanks, Vernon Presley, Vester Presley, Charlie Hodge, Joe Esposito, Rick Stanley (Elvis’ step-brother, Harold Lloyd (Elvis’ first cousin), Doyle Brunson, Kara Peller, Hank Meijer, Norman Brinkler, Stanley Marcus, Jerry King, Mac King, Nathan Burton, Zach Anner, Louie Anderson, Owen Benjamin, Steve Byrne and more.
As head of Facilities for a major retailer (H-E-B Food/Drugs) for 20 years, Jack co-founded Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM) and was elected President to establish PRSM magazine. Jack is a writer, speaker, golf-concierge and happiness coach. He has researched and studied happiness for over 40 years.
Jack was a prolific writer for Examiner.com, with over 1,900 articles written in six years. His articles and stories have appeared in AXS Entertainment, The ROWDY Country Music, Memphis Flash, and numerous magazines.
He is author of "Miracles of Justice," a true courtroom drama novel about social injustice and miracles.
At 7:50 p.m. July 29, 2022 local time, two searchers looking for evidence, found a body at the bottom of a dry retainage pond approximately 300 yards from the home of Shana DiMambro, who had been missing since July 19.
Law enforcement and examiners positively identified the remains of Shana.
The community, family and friends are holding a Celebration of Life event for Shana on August 16.
Vickey DiMambro, who has over 12 years of professional experience (Board of Directors of a Reno, Nevada area shelter and safe house for those abused) offers this touching and informative perspective on Shana’s death, as well as victims of abuse in general.
The last time Vickey’s husband, Brian heard his daughter’s voice was in mid-June, over a month before he was notified Shana was missing.
His son-in-law Christopher Antos called him from Texas to chat about various things, but before they finished their conversation Brian heard Shana call out, “Hi, Dad! I’m busy cooking dinner,” in the background. They were the final words of a daughter to her father.
By July 19, 2022, the Comal County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) began searching for 45-year-old Shana after she vanished from her RV home at Texas 46 RV Park in Spring Branch, east of Bulverde and north of San Antonio, Texas that Tuesday morning.
Jennifer Smith, Comal County Sheriff’s Office public information officer, said deputies were dispatched to the RV park in the 100 block of Mitchell Drive after DiMambro’s husband, Chris, reported her missing. Antos told deputies his wife was wearing a white v-neck teeshirt, light pink shorts and black flip flops when he left home for work at 7:10 am that morning.
Brian flew from Nevada to help with the search and talk with deputies. Detective Anthony Moreno was assigned to his daughter’s case. D.J. Seeger was instrumental in organizing searches for Shana.
Recent news reports indicate preliminary results show no obvious foul play in Shana’s death:
We live in a rural area miles away from fast food restaurants, but do enjoy the convenience of such dining when we are on a roadtrip or pressed for time in a city.
Fast food has a reputation for being unhealthy and high in calories, salt and fat.
Thankfully, there are exceptions. Although many fast foods have been processed, refined or deep-fried, some fast food restaurants now offer healthy options.
To make a healthier selection, look for items that include vegetables, lean sources of protein or whole grains. Additionally, opting for foods that are grilled or baked rather than fried can significantly reduce the calories and fat in your meal.
Here are the top best menu meals for healthier eating.
6. KFC Grilled Breast and Sides. Most of Kentucky Fried menu items are filled with grease and loads of sodium. This is not too surprising since the word “Fried” is in the fast food restaurant’s name. name.
5. Wendy’s Ultimate Chicken Grilled Sandwich. While many of their burgers are high in calories, this Wendy’s offering is relatively low in calories.
4. Baja Fresh Wahoo Fish Taco. At just 230 calories, this taco is a good way to include some seafood in your diet. You can even add avocado.
3. Taco Bell Grilled Steak Soft Tacos. They have added a more lightened variety of menu items for healthier options for their customers. These are the healthiest from these menus.
2. Chipotle’s Salad Bowl. With a good reputation for fast healthy food, they are good about using organic meats and vegetables. They offer build your own options too.
1. Chic-fil-A Grilled Market Salad. They have a variety of meal options most of us would enjoy, but this is their healthiest option.
Although not in the top six, here are some healthy choices at other fast food chains:
🔹Culver’s: Beef Pot Roast Dinner.
Healthy eating doesn’t have to be all salads and chicken breast. If you enjoy pot roast, opt for the beef pot roast dinner option from Culver’s, then choose steamed broccoli and a side salad (or a double portion of either) as your two sides.
🔹Jack in the Box: Chicken Fajita Pita
This Jack in the Box pick is basically a handheld salad—fresh veggies, flame-grilled chicken, and zesty salsa are all nestled into a whole grain pita pocket.
We will get to Vice President Kamala Harris, Chief Justice John Roberts and ex-FBI Director James Comey below, but first let’s ask these questions:
1. Why did Joe Biden, who gets his orders from Barack Obama, Susan Rice and Deep State leadership, give up the U.S. air base and $85 billion in military assets in Afghanistan to China last year?
2. Why is Nancy Pelosi suspected of recently visiting Taiwan to enrich her son (like Hunter Biden does for his daddy) and at the request of China?
3. Are the Democrat National Committee Globalists (DNCG) continuing to create and release new variants of Coronaviruses, and now Monkeypox, intentionally, for the purposes of political control and world domination?
4. Is DNCG, New World Order, World Economic Forum using non-consensual experimentation on citizens internationally to create genome specific biological weapons for ethnic cleansing?
5. Are they continuing with these creations and usage of narcotics, such as methamphetamines, on Ukrainian forces to dehumanize them in order to carry out heinous crimes against humanity on civilians in Ukraine?
Russia recently confirmed what others globally have been exposing: that the war in Ukraine is backlash for the Deep State’s creation and usage of COVID-19.
Now let us go back to Harris, Comey and Roberts as mentioned above.
Not long after the stolen 2020 Election, attorney Sidney Powell revealed that two men, Lord Malloch-Brown (chairman of the board) and Sir Nigel Knowles were the primary leaders of SGO Smartmatic. You may recall that when Powell mentioned their names, attorney Rudy Giuliani began perspiring profusely.
🔹Malloch-Brown is a close associate of George Soros and his Open Society Foundation, Quantum Fund, Soros Financial Management and was a Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations.
🔹SGO Smartmatic controls all election systems, including Dominion, worldwide – the various company names (Smartmatic, Hart InterCivic, Sequoia, Premier, Diebold, ES&S) are basically an intended shell game. The bottom line: they all have common Optech software.
🔹SGO Smartmatic was/is part of the Paragon company. This can change at any moment because of their shell game tactics.
🔹The attorneys for some of Paragon’s primary companies are from–what many investigators argue is the most corrupt British based law firm on earth–DLA Piper.
🔹James Comey’s brother, Peter, worked for DLA Piper from 2011-2018 (primarily Obama years).
It is important to note that Peter Comey was a partner of the Clinton Global Initiative and was awarded 17 contracts from the Hillary Clinton State Department.
James Comey left Lockheed Martin with newfound wealth and joined the board of directors of HSBC Holdings, a British bank. The bank is a long-time partner of the Clinton Foundation
🔹Kamala Harris’ husband, Douglas C. Emhoff, worked for DLA Piper from 2017-2021. Knowles was Kamala’s husband’s boss.
🔹Jane Sullivan Roberts, wife of Supreme Court Justice John Roberts, works on DLA Piper for “executive recruitment.” Knowles was the DLA Piper chairman when Jane Roberts took on DLA Piper as a client.
🔹Knowles is also lead trustee of The Prince’s Trust, DLA Piper is the Prince’s Trust attorney.
🔹Price Waterhouse Coopers is the Prince’s Trust auditor. The Prince’s Trust started setting up branches in the U.S. just after Trump was elected in 2017.
Foreign Server Interference in 2020 Election
Since the election of 2020, hundreds of investigators from around the world have been working on two historical cases:
🔹The stolen U.S. presidential election.
Almost two years later, enormous evidence has piled up against basically two major entities:
🔹China (especially in Wuhan)
🔹New World Order-World Economic Forum-connected Democratic National Committee Globalists.
Recall that within one week of the stolen election, President Donald Trump did something the Deep State never dreamed of:
🔹He fired Defense Secretary Mark Esper.
🔹Trump replaced Esper with Christopher Miller, who served as director of the National Counterterrorism Center.
🔹Trump also terminated 11 members of the influential Defense Policy Board, including New World Order influencer Dr. Henry Kissinger, along with Madeleine Albright, retired Adm. Gary Roughead, Jane Harman, Rudy De Leon (former chief operating officer at the Pentagon), former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, David McCormick, (former Treasury Department undersecretary), Jamie Gorelick, (Clinton administration deputy attorney general) Robert Joseph, J.D. Crouch II ( former Bush Deputy National Security Advisor) and Franklin Miller, a former top defense official.
As the new acting Defense Secretary, Christopher Miller quickly announced that U.S. Special Operations Command would now report directly to him, putting it on par with the service branches.
🔹Sooner than later, Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert revealed that in Germany, Scytl, which hosted elections data improperly through Spain, was raided by American forces and their servers were seized in Frankfurt.
🔹We later learned that it was Dominion servers that were involved in switching massive votes from Trump to Biden.
What America Will Soon Learn
Konnech Inc., an election management company has been linked, via databases and software investigations, directly to Wuhan, China. There “is a load of information about American election systems” on these Wuhan servers.
When producers and investigators from the Dinesh D’Souza movie, “2000 Mules,” informed authorities that this Wuhan, China connection is “Mules x 10,” they were threatened.
We will be hearing more about this in days to come.
In the meantime, we are one year later into the Joe Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken disaster in Afghanistan. What does far left mainstream media do? They blame it on Trump.
Christians should live as ambassadors for Christ. 2 Corinthians 5:20 says, “Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God.”
Christians should live to glorify God. 1 Corinthians 10:31-33 says, “Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. Give no offense, either to the Jews or to the Greeks or to the church of God, just as I also please all men in all things, not seeking my own profit, but the profit of many, that they may be saved.”
Christians should love God and avoid the lusts of the flesh. 1 John 2:15-16 says, “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world.”
Christians should live completely for God, not patterning their lives after the world. Romans 12:1-2 says, “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
Christians should think about things that are pure and holy. Philippians 4:8 says, “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.”
Christians are changed by what they see. 2 Corinthians 3:18 says, “But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.”
“As my family knows best, I don’t quit,” said Wendy Rogers, Arizona State Senator from District 6. To her constituents, she is a champion of perseverance, fighting for election integrity at this precarious moment in history, and stopping medical tyranny and other attacks on the freedoms we hold dear.
🔹Daughter of a long line of Army officers, in 1976 Lt. Col. Rogers was commissioned as a 5th-generation military officer into the Air Force from Michigan State University with her Bachelor’s degree and then Master’s degree from the University of Alabama in Clinical Social Work. She began her career treating patients in the Air Force mental health clinic.
🔹In 1981, Rogers became one of the first 100 women pilots in today’s Air Force by earning her wings at Williams AFB in Arizona.
🔹Following Air Force jet training, Wendy piloted worldwide airlift and humanitarian missions in the C-141 transport jet and later served as a flight instructor for cadets at the US Air Force Academy.
🔹The latter half of Wendy’s 20-year Air Force career placed her overseas. While in Europe, Wendy piloted Air Force C-21 Learjets and led three different operational divisions at Headquarters US Air Forces Europe.
🔹During the fall of the Berlin Wall amid efforts to improve relations with former East Bloc countries, Wendy was deployed for six months downrange to run the Bosnian Airlift.
🔹She finished her career with over 3,000 hours of jet time and numerous commendations, including the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.
🔹After retiring from the Air Force in 1996 after twenty years of active duty, Wendy and her husband Hal (also a retired Air Force officer) started their own home inspection business. Hal is an Electrical Engineer who originally grew up on a Holstein dairy farm milking cows twice daily till age 18.
🔹Wendy holds a second Master’s degree in National Security Studies from Cal State San Bernardino.
🔹Wendy and Hal homeschooled their children George and Emily during their elementary years. George and Emily then graduated from an Arizona public charter high school and were merit-scholarship ASU Barrett Honors College Sun Devils. George was commissioned as an officer in the US Marine Corps in May 2009, later returning to Arizona to earn his PhD in electrical engineering at ASU in 2014. Emily graduated in 2012 with a Barrett Honors BA in German and Honors BS in international business and marketing.
🔹Wendy has been active in the local community as development director of an Arizona charter school, as a foster parent, and as an Arizona substitute teacher.
🔹Both Wendy and Hal are active, alert-roster-ready officers in the US Air Force auxiliary, the Civil Air Patrol (CAP), flying missions and participating in search and rescue efforts.
Wendy Rogers’ maxim in life remains what her parents taught her from Luke 12:48:
“For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall much be required; and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.”
The year before Deep State Swamp Creatures dishonestly placed their puppet Joe Biden into his White House residency, Justice Clarence Thomas was asked about his own 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearings.
(Those of us who have been around long enough realize the news of the day, even back in 1991, is usually propaganda).
We recall how Thomas was brutally smeared by Democrats — and ridiculously dismissed by a smartass Biden, who served as committee chairman (reminiscent of Nancy Pelosi’s Jan. 6 political circus show) of the hearings.
As with most mainstream media news, it was difficult for some Americans to sort out the real facts from their personal biases, the intended propaganda, and behind the scenes savvy.
Eventually we learned from former Senator Orrin Hatch R-Ut., that Biden, who brought out his “secret weapon” Anita Hill, did not believe her after she accused Thomas of sexual harassment during the Senate confirmation proceedings.
Senator Hatch said Biden confided to him that he doubted Hill’s story.
“Biden told me personally that he didn’t believe her. He said, ‘I don’t know why she did this.’ I don’t mean to malign Joe, but Joe told me he didn’t believe her and there were some others that told me that, too.”
Biden, known as someone who can’t keep his mouth shut, shared his thoughts with fellow Democrats on the Judiciary Committee.
“He was clearly saying that he spoke with (Senators Howard) Metzenbaum (D-Oh.), (Paul) Simon (D-IL)., and (Teddy) Kennedy (D-Ma.) and expressed to them that he did not believe it. They expressed the same, because whatever evidence they examined, it did not convince them that any of this was true” he said.
Hill, a law professor and former employee at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, accused him of sexual harassment when they worked together. Thomas vigorously denied the allegations.
🔹Thomas, who was appointed in 1991 by Republican President George W. Bush, is the second black Supreme Court justice, after Thurgood Marshall.
🔹Predictably, the race-hustling left ignored Thomas’ historic significance while hyping Biden’s prospective nominee because of her demographic “qualifications.”
🔹Even then, the left apparently believed Biden’s bigoted assertions such as “you ain’t black” unless you’re a Democrat.
🔹According to Thomas, the entire effort to sink his nomination had everything to do with what he represented and not what he allegedly did or thought.
🔹Twelve former female colleagues of both Thomas and Hill signed an affidavit supporting Thomas, while not a single person who worked with both vouched for Hill.
Thomas, the longest-serving Justice on the high court, opened up about how he felt treated amid his contentious confirmation process. He was confirmed to the Supreme Court in October 1991 following a 52-48 vote in the upper chamber.
“I felt as though in my life I had been looking at the wrong people as the people who would be problematic toward me,” Thomas said. “We were told that, ‘Oh, it’s gonna be the bigot in the pickup truck; it’s gonna be the Klansmen; it’s gonna be the rural sheriff.’”
“But it turned out that through all of that, ultimately the biggest impediment was the modern day liberal,” he added. “They were the ones who would discount all those things because they have one issue or because they have the power to caricature you.”
“There’s different sets of rules for different people. If you criticize a black person who’s more liberal, you’re a racist,” he said. “Whereas you can do whatever to me, or to now Ben Carson, and that’s fine because you’re not really black because you’re not doing what we expect black people to do.”
When it was his turn to address Biden and the committee in 1991, Thomas didn’t mince words:
I deny each and every single allegation against me today that suggested in anyway that I had a conversation of a sexual nature or about pornographic material with Anita Hill, that I ever attempted to date her, that I ever had any personal sexual interest in her, or that in any way ever harassed her.
Today is a travesty. This hearing should never occur in America. Dirt was searched for by staffers of the members of this committee, then leaked to the media, then “validated” and displayed in prime time over our entire nation.
The Supreme Court is not worth it. No job is worth it. I am not here for that. I am here for my name, my family, my life, and my integrity. I think something is dreadfully wrong with this country when any person in this free country would be subject to this.
And from my standpoint as a black American, as far as I’m concerned, it is a high-tech lynching for uppity blacks who in any way deign to think for themselves, to do for themselves, to have different ideas, and it is a message to kowtow to an old order, this is what will happen to you. You will be lynched, destroyed, caricatured by a committee of the U.S. Senate, rather than hung from tree.
Millions Sound off AgainstBiden Administration Raid
Carrying backpacks during their raid into the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump’s private home, a shameful and disgraced army of FBI agents sparked an American outrage against the rogue government.
Trump Attorney Alina Jabba indicated she is deeply concerned the raiders, who forced everyone out of the home, planted somethings against Trump.
The backlash and outrage against the Democratic Party was immediate and explosive.
A National Disgrace? Are They Leaving to Join the IRS?
On Sunday, August 14, 2020 at 1 p.m. local time, Patriotic and fed up good, decent Americans will be peacefully protesting against the FBI, DOJ, and Biden Regime for their intentional destruction to the United States…
…they will also be showing their appreciation for the FBI kicking off the Donald J. Trump 2024 Reelection Campaign.
An all-time record amount of funds were donated to the Trump campaign just one day after their dishonest raid on the 45th President’s private home.
Here are the planned locations:
🔹Leave your cellphone away from you to prevent tracking and documentation.
🔹To prevent spread of FBI-tis, consider wearing a mask for the benefit of your health.
🔹Video and record anyone trying to pull a “Ray Epps.” Do not be a part of any instigation of civil disobedience, destruction, intimidation, or violence. Maintain peace. Avoid being set-up or manipulated. No weapons. Go in groups and remain calm.
Merrick Garland’s Department of Justice conducted the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago, the private home of former President Donald J. Trump on August 8, 2022.
Here is a list of the 20 Republican Senators who joined Democrats to confirm Garland’s nomination in March 2021 as attorney general.
Roy Blunt, Missouri
Richard Burr, North Carolina
Shelley Capito, West Virginia
Bill Cassidy, Louisiana
Susan Collins, Maine
John Cornyn, Texas
Joni Ernst, Iowa
Lyndsey Graham, South Carolina
Chuck Grassley, Iowa*
Jim Inhofe, Oklahoma (retiring in Nov. 2022).
Ron Johnson, Wisconsin*
James Lankford, Oklahoma
Mitch McConnell, Kentucky
Jerry Moran, Kansas
Lisa Murkowski, Alaska
Rob Portman, Ohio
Mitt Romney, Utah
Mike Rounds, South Dakota (former governor)
John Thune, South Dakota
Thom Tillis, North Carolina
*Grassley and Johnson denounced the FBI’s actions shortly after the raid.
These senators voted to confirm him even after Garland:
🔹refused to answer “whether illegally entering the country should remain a crime.”
🔹refused to say whether he would protect female athletes from having their privacy and victories interrupted by men.
🔹refused to commit to releasing special counsel John Durham’s report probing the Russia collusion hoax against Donald Trump.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz voted against Garland’s confirmation because he “refused to make clear that he would stand against the politicization of the department, which we saw during the Obama-Biden years.”
Sen. Tom Scott said Garland was a “radical” who might “politicize” the Department of Justice. “When he did answer questions, he sounded more like a liberal ideologue who would embrace the radical agenda of the Democratic party’s far left base.”
While President Donald J. Trump was in office and things were going well for farmers and ranchers, legendary calf roper Tex Kent decided it was finally time for a new truck.
The 20-year-old truck he had patched and repaired for the past 10 years was so well used that his sweet wife finally refused to ride in it with him to town. Since it had been some time since he had bought a truck, the rancher contacted a friend, of a friend, of a friend that worked at a big city dealership.
Kent called the truck dealer to find out he could get a basic new truck for around $30,000. He deciphered his return on investment and payment amounts with his banker and decided he would drive in to the city the next week to select a new pickup that his sweet wife would be proud to ride in.
Kent arrived at the dealership to meet the salesman that was refered to him by his friends’, friend’s, friend.
“So what type of truck do you need?” the dealer asked as he shook his hand.
Kent replied, “Just a basic ranch truck, nothing too fancy.”
The salesman then started asking some questions, “Do you need four-wheel-drive? Do you need a 3/4 ton truck to pull your trailer? Do you want an automatic transmission? Do you want air-conditioning? Do you need a towing package and a grill guard? Do you want oversized trailer mirrors? Do you need a tool-box for your tools? Do you need floor mats for your muddy feet? Do you want a king-cab so you can keep your records, receipts, and coat clean and dry?
Kent pulled out his red bandana, wiped his brow, then blowed his nose and interrupted, “Sir these are all things a rancher needs on a basic ranch work truck!‘
The salesman replied, “Well they may be standard to you, but they aren’t to Ford Motor Company.”
Their discussion about what was needed on a basic ranch truck went on for several more minutes and finally the salesman said, “I have three trucks on the lot that are just what you need. Do you want a white one, a blue one, or a brown one?”
Cowboy Kent replied, “I don’t really care that much, but I don’t think I want brown, and the white one will show all of the mud and dirt, so I will go with the red one.”
The salesman said, “Ok Let’s take it for a test drive.”
While out on the test drive the salesman said, “You know I would really like to have 10 or 12 cows myself. What does a basic cow sell for these days?’
Kent scratched his head and replied well cows are sort of like trucks, an average cow, or the basic model as you might call them, sells for around $1,000.”
Kent really enjoyed the test drive and the visit with his new acquaintance. Everything was fine until they got back to the dealership to fill out the paperwork. He started signing sheet after sheet and finally asked, “So what is the total cost of this truck?
The sales man replied, “$44,860”
“What?” Kent pulled out his bandana again, wiped his brow but didn’t bother with his nose, “I thought the basic truck sold for around $30,000?”
The salesman replied, “Well we added considerable extras to the basic model, 4×4, automatic transmission, air-conditioning, 3/4 ton suspension, heavy-duty breaks and cooling, extra-large mirrors, toolbox, heavy duty towing package, and floor mats.”
Well, Kent was not at all happy. He felt that he had been mislead, but he had already invested a day, really liked the truck, and wanted to please his wife, so he bought it.
About a year later, after Biden had swindled his way into office and the price of gas, ranching, and food had skyrocketed, the salesman called Kent up to see how he liked his truck, and then asked if he had any cows for sale?
Kent pulled his MAGA cap off, wiped his brow and got a twinkle in his eye. It was payback time. He replied, “Sure I have some cows for sale. Come take a look at them later this week.”
The salesman really enjoyed riding through the pasture with Kent in his nice truck looking at various cows. He was as tickled as he had finally saved up enough to live out his childhood dream of being a real cowboy. He told Kent, “I’ll take 10 of them!”
Kent, had noticed the car dealer was wearing a blue “Build Back Better” cap and figured this city slicker was a Democrat. He looked the liberal in the eye and said,”Ok that will be $44,860!”
The salesman said, “What? I thought that cows sold for $1,000?”
Kent replied, “That was for the basic model, these cows come with considerable extras!” And he handed the salesman the following sheet that he had his sweet wife made up the night before on their home computer:
Basic Cow with Options
🔹Basic cow $999
🔹Shipping and handling $85
🔹Self-propelled, auto-steer forage finder $969
🔹Extra-large capacity stomach $379
🔹Genuine cowhide upholstery $179
🔹Two tone exterior $142
🔹Heavy duty forage choppers $189
🔹Four spigot/high-output milk system $159
🔹Automatic fly-swatter $88
🔹Automatic fertilizer attachment $139
🔹4 x 4 traction drive assembly $884
🔹Ranch brand leather-work $69
🔹Rancher’s Suggested List Price $4,286
🔹Ownership Transfer fee: $200
Total Price: (Including options)$4,486
“For ten basic cows,” Kent smiles. “That adds up to $44,860.”