How You Can Finally Make a Real Difference In Your Life

During Sunday School Mr. Jones had Monopoly on his mind.

Every Sunday after church and a good meal, the family would gather around the table for their weekly round of the famous board game.

He absolutely loved this American pastime and knew much trivia about the game. It first originated in 1933 and is now played in 47 different languages in 114 countries.

Jones even counted the amount of money in a Monopoly game to realize it is $20,580. He also knew the longest recorded game. It lasted 70 straight days.

During World War II, escape maps, compasses, and files were inserted into Monopoly game boards smuggled into POW camps inside Germany. Real money for escapees was slipped into the packs of Monopoly money.

He must have had the game and other things on his mind when one morning Mr. Jones stood up and said “I’d like us to pray for some smiling faces in this church.” Then, in typical fashion, he added, “I think more people would want to go to heaven, if they weren’t afraid it’d be like church when they go there!”

“Church shouldn’t be fake.” he suggested. “It’s not about entertainment, comfort, or fads. Church should be a place to bring your joys and your sorrows and connect with others who want to find God and be loved. Fog machines, exotic coffee, and specialty groups will never meet those needs the way the core truths will. Let’s focus on what will not change: God, His Word, and our need to love each other.”

“I grew up in a church, back in the sixties, and we only sang hymns,” Jones continued. “Then came the contemporary praise movement in the seventies and I thought, wow this might be better than the old hymns. And we all know the rest of the story. It seems my nine-year-old granddaughter will never know the great hymns like I do. And to be honest, that makes me sad.”

“Contemporary music can mean a stronger focus on individual performance rather than group worship as a whole,” he suggested. “New music should not be forgotten as it is necessary to express current burdens of the culture in song, but we should be congregation-ready and free of commercial trappings.”

“I just want to quit worrying and pay attention to the sermon,” he continued. “There is no get out of jail free card. Do not pass Go and do not collect $200.”

“What was all of that about?” his family asked, after the services. He gathered his thoughts and explained when they arrived home.

Life, according to Mr. Jones

Life is like a game of Monopoly. You may own hotels on Boardwalk or you may be renting on Baltic Avenue, but in the end, it all goes back into the box. The next generation will be getting out all of your stuff and playing with it or fighting over it.

The Small Stuff

The small stuff is what makes up the larger picture of our lives. Many people are like you. But their perspective is distorted. They ignore ‘small stuff’ claiming to have an eye on the bigger picture, never understanding that the bigger picture is composed of nothing more than—are you ready?—‘small stuff.’

Have you ever been bitten by an elephant?  How about a mosquito? It’s the small stuff that’ll get you!

You Choose

At this very moment, you possess the power of perspective. You can choose to see your life becoming whatever you wish. If you choose, you can move the mountains in your life’s path with the eventual help of those who will come to love you and learn to respect you for what you are becoming.

Happiness and Charisma

You must become a person that others want to be around! This is far and away the greatest success secret in existence. This is the person who gets the chance. The second chance and the benefit of the doubt. You should ask yourself this question every day: What is it about me that other people would change if they could?

What is it about the way I dress that other people would change if they could?

What is it about the way I act that other people would change if they could?

What is it about the way I talk that other people would change if they could?

You WILL Make a Difference

One day, you will look back on your ‘worst time’ in your life as a fortuitous event. Even your worst times have value and can become, in retrospect, your best times. You will make a difference. Now, what kind of difference? That’s up to you.

Just keep smiling and roll the dice. When you get a chance, sing a good ‘ol gospel hymn now and then.

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Subliminal Techniques Media Uses to Manipulate Your Thoughts

In the late 1970s, during university journalism classes, I first studied how movies, television, news and politics purposefully used manipulation techniques to control our thoughts.

It was then that I realized I was one of millions of moviegoers who unknowingly sensed the power of sublimation.

When director William Friedkin’s The Exorcist opened in 1973, it quickly became one of the most critically acclaimed and financially successful horror films of all time.

Local newscasts reported viewers fainting, vomiting, and fleeing the theater, shaken by the film’s explicit depiction of a young girl named Regan MacNeil (Linda Blair) possessed by demons and exhibiting blasphemous behavior.

But what we didn’t know was just how unsettled we became because of Friedkin’s insertion into the film surreptitiously—a frightening, subliminal image that was funneled straight into the audience’s subconscious.

Unbeknownst to us, there was a white-faced demon briefly flashed onscreen at 45 minutes and one second into the film.

At one hour, 43 minutes, and 13 seconds in, there is another 1/8 of a second flashes cuts in:

The micro shots were part of Friedkin’s strategy to unnerve moviegoers using both visuals and sounds that he felt stood the best chance of creating an uneasy atmosphere. The face was intended to represent one of the demons inhabiting Regan. Here is another:

The subliminal techniques worked. As of September 2022, the movie has garnered $441,306,145 in worldwide earnings.

The idea for manipulating the masses came from print media. In this day of internet advertising, propaganda and politics, “social influencers” are called in to impact purchases, choices and cultural norms. Let’s look at celebrity influencers of yesteryear:


Advertisers and bloggers know that most people will not spend much time looking at print advertisements or reading long articles. That’s where pictures and images come in.

WHISKEY A LA MODE

Here is a classic example of how hidden (subliminal) ideas, imagery, and words can be placed in print advertisements without immediate detection.


On average, people look at a print ad for no more than two seconds.  In the following case the advertiser had two seconds in which to convey a message.


With this in mind, look closely at this advertisement and see if you notice anything interesting:

This is not a photograph of a glass of whiskey, this is a piece of artwork.



Take a look at this area of the print advertisement.  Do you see the image of a dead wasp?

Here is a comparison of the image of the dead wasp with a darkened image of the dead wasp:

Below is a comparison of the image of the dead wasp with a picture of a wasp:

Notice that the colors black and yellow are prominent in this advertisement, the same colors of a wasp.


There are three subliminal images of birds in this advertisement.


BIRD #1:
Above the image of the dead wasp is another image.  Do you see the image of a vulture above the dead wasp?

This image is a cartoon rendition of a vulture.  The vulture is hovering over the image of the dead wasp:

Here is a comparison of the image of the vulture with both another cartoon rendition and a photograph of a vulture:

BIRD #2:
Take a look at this section of the print advertisement.  Do you see the image of a dead white bird?

Here is a comparison of the image of the dead white bird next to a picture of a white bird:

BIRD #3:
Take a look at this section of the print advertisement.  Do you see the image of a Red-tailed Hawk?

Here is a comparison of the image of the Red-tailed Hawk’s head with a picture of a Red-tailed Hawk’s head.

The image of the Red-tailed Hawk looks like it is about to take flight due to the positioning of the wings:

COLOR PSYCHOLOGY
There are three predominant colors in this advertisement:  yellow, black, and gold.
As mentioned previously, the colors yellow and black relate to the colors of a wasp.


Gold is another color of this advertisement which is the color of the whiskey in the glass.


To an addicted heavy consumer of alcohol, whiskey is as good as gold.


SUBJECTIVE ANALYSIS
Subliminal images of a wasp and birds in this Calvert whiskey ad have been revealed.


Through subliminal imagery and symbolic meanings, it appears that this ad is portraying an addicted heavy drinker’s life coming to an end.


🔹It is important to understand that the subconscious mind operates with symbols, pictures and images.

🔹They convey far more information than words. They reach us on an intuitive level. We understand images by making associations with them.


WASP SYMBOLISM:
In this advertisement, the wasp is a symbol of whiskey because both the wasp and the whiskey are known for their ability to sting.

🔹This stinging of the alcohol can cause some rawness and discomfort in the short-term, and in the long-term it may have other consequences. 


🔹A wasp can sting multiple times without harm to itself.   Wasps do not die after stinging their victims.


🔹Since the wasp in this advertisement is dead, it has lost it’s power to sting.


🔹The whiskey (wasp) loses it’s power to sting after an addicted heavy consumer of alcohol dies.


VULTURE SYMBOLISM:
In the ad above, the image of a vulture–a universal symbol of death–is hovering over the dead wasp.

🔹Death is inevitably approaching any heavy drinker.


WHITE DEAD BIRD SYMBOLISM:
According to a Germanic superstition, the “omen most often associated with death was a white dove that would appear on the windowsill or in the room of the terminally ill and forewarn the family of the impending death.” 

🔹Although a white dove has been a symbol of peace and hope for thousands of years, in this advertisement the dead bird represents the situation where the addicted heavy drinker has lost peace and hope as the end of his life draws near.


HAWK SYMBOLISM:
In this advertisement, the hawk is at the top of the glass of whiskey and is poised to take flight.  The hawk’s back is towards the dead white bird, the vulture, and the dead wasp.


🔹Hawk symbolism is also associated with death, for the birds often act as the bearers of souls heavenward.

🔹The hawk’s swiftness of darting down and grasping its weakened prey also serves as a symbol of death, injustice, and violence.

Now here is what the advertisers knew about the demographics of their consumers at the time:


🔹The top 5% of drinkers of alcohol accounted for 42% of the United States total alcohol consumption. 


🔹About 17.6 million Americans abused or were dependent on alcohol. 


🔹In the United States, excessive alcohol use accounted for an estimated average of 80,000 deaths annually. 

On a global scale, the “harmful use of alcohol results in approximately 2.5 million deaths each year. 

THE MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION

Think about how much information and statistics advertisers, propagandists, and social engineers had back then.

Now considering the enormous amount of spying via internet, cellphones, financial records, purchasing habits and locations you frequent, just how much more accessible are your customs, patterns and obsessions? How can these be used to not only track your existence, but manipulate your life?

Thank you for reading Part 2 of our Social Enginnering Manipulation series.

Read Part 1 Here

Part 3 Coming Soon

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Remembering the Alamo and Jill Biden’s Taco-Gate Insult to Hispanics

The closest any Biden has appeared near the U.S.-Mexican Border while residing in the White House (as of this writing) was in July 2022. It was 145 miles away from the border in San Antonio, Texas. It wasn’t Joe who appeared. Nor was it Hunter. The dubious honor went to Jill Biden.

In Texas, Republican Mayra Flores won a special election for the 34th Congressional District in June.

Mayra Flores

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That was a seat that Democrats had held for more than a century. The district, which stretches from San Antonio down to the Rio Grande Valley on the Texas-Mexico border, is mostly Hispanic. 

So in July, Jill Biden flew into the Alamo City to tell a crowd of progressive Hispanics that the diversity of their community is “as distinct as the bodegas of the Bronx, as beautiful as the blossoms of Miami, and as unique as the breakfast tacos here in San Antonio, is your strength.”

“Did she just say that we being as unique as a breakfast taco is our strength?” Linda Castillo asked her friend, Catrina Chapa.

“No wonder we are ditching the Democrats,” Chapa responded as the ladies near them high-fived each other. People in the crowd noticed and felt insulted.

“First the Bidens put us in danger with an invasion of illegal aliens coming through the border and now they insult us by calling us Tacos,” Castillo responded.

Others noticed, including the National Association of Hispanic Journalists who called out Biden for her remarks in a statement, saying it “demonstrates a lack of cultural knowledge and sensitivity to the diversity of Latinos in the region.”

“NAHJ encourages Dr. Biden and her speech writing team to take the time in the future to better understand the complexities of our people and communities. We are not tacos. Our heritage as Latinos is shaped by a variety of diasporas, cultures and food traditions, and should not be reduced to a stereotype.” 

Soon others joined in on Jill’s very own TACO-GATE.

“First there was ‘FJB.’ Then there was ‘Let’s Go Brandon,'” Chapa noted. “She just started her own ‘TACO-GATE” and the Bidens are going to learn you don’t call us Tacos. Never! Let the festivities begin.”

Here is a sampling of the “festivities”:

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After Media’s Treatment of Melania Trump Let’s Consider the First Ladies They Cherished

Mainstream media continues to be shamefully biased, fake and unprofessional–especially when it comes to the beautiful Melania Trump.

🔹Why did Vogue not want Mrs. Trump on the cover of their magazine while she was our First Lady?

🔹It was a dirty game of disrespect and media politics. 

🔹Five months into Joe Biden’s White House residency, Jill Biden appeared on the cover.

🔹Former First Lady Michelle Obama was on the cover three times.

🔹Hilary Clinton was on the cover during her time as the first lady.

🔹Vice President Kamala Harris was on the cover before even being sworn in.

🔹Has the FBI ever raided any First Lady’s bedroom in their history? Not until their perverted search of her clothes at Mar-a-Lago.

Now let’s take at least as charitable a look at the First Ladies who media kissed up to. This article features Michelle Obama. Right off the bat, can you see the difference?

MICHELLE OBAMA

Coming up next: Comparing Melania Trump vs. Jill Biden

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Using Neuro Linguistic Programming to Modify People’s Thinking

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else. You are the one who gets burned.’

Powerful Winning Hacks That Take Venom Out of Angry People

During a job performance review in the 1990s, my boss, H-E-B Food-Drugs Vice President Ralph Mehringer said something that I remember to this day.

“You have the unique ability to take the venom out of angry people,” he noted. “You quickly de-fang them.”

I liked that.

Ralph is a keen observer and calls it as he sees it. His words were motivating, so of course, it reinforced my learning and practicing.

I became interested in studying Neuro Linguistic Programming, or NLP for short. Eventually I became a certified NLP Practitioner.

It helped immensely in leadership and dealing with others through powerful techniques such as “anchoring,” reading body language and facial expressions, “reframing thoughts” and building rapport.

As the years progressed, “de-fanging” became natural and automatic-like.

Here are some tips I learned along the way and continue to use today:

1. When someone is angry and confrontational, stand next to them, rather than in front of them. You want to appear not to be much of a threat, after all you’re physically on their side, and they eventually calm down.

2. Slow the pace of speech.They are likely to be yelling or talking rapidly. It’s critical not to engage in a like manner. When it’s your turn to reply, do so in a deliberate, kind, quiet and slower tone.

4. Rephrase what the other person says and repeat it back to them. In that slower, quieter voice, this helps you understand their concern. This makes them feel you care and are listening to them. It shows your genuine interest in them. It validates them and helps you. Note: Don’t overdo it. You don’t want to appear condescending.

3. Open with “I need your help.” Most people don’t like the guilt of not helping someone out. When asking for a favor from someone, begin with “I need your help.” It GREATLY increases the chances of getting the favor done. But best of all, it can be used as an opening line to someone very irritated about something. Usually I act innocently not knowing why they’re upset. It’s a good precursor to leading them out of their anger towards a better outlook.

5. If you want someone to agree with you, nod while you talk. I learned this as a door-to-door insurance salesman in the early 1980s and discovered it works well with group presentations too. When you notice them beginning to change their attitude, or better yet nod back, you’re on the right track. They are beginning to subconsciously agree with you.

6. If someone doesn’t like you, ask to borrow a pencil or pen. This is called the Benjamin Franklin Effect. It’s just a small favor that actually helps nudge them to like you. Not as effective, but still good, is to subtly touch someone’s upper arm when you ask for a favor.

7. Mimic them without them realizing it. It’s called mirroring and takes some practice. It has to be subtle and with finesse. If you don’t feel comfortable doing it try folding your arms in a non-threatening way. It helps to determine their interest. If someone is observing you, they will likely mimic you.

8. Repeat a person’s name many times in the conversation. Don’t overdo it, but it helps you remember their name, and makes them like you more.

9. If the person is a child, bring bubbles. Hint: this can work for adults too. Bubbles are magical mood changers.

Please note this article begins a series on posts offered to help our readers understand how NLP can not only help you in everyday life and business practice, but reveals the ways politicians, propagandists and others can manipulate your thought process to change your beliefs.

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MAGA Caps Making Early Comeback With Great Messages For America

Once upon a time, when gas was less than $2 a gallon, we had border protection and some fake experimental ‘vaccinations’ weren’t killing our population, America was turning great.

Then the 2020 election was criminally stolen, with much evidence, from true voting citizens.

We soon learned Mike Pence was a traitor, Joe Biden a puppet, news was still fake and Anthony Fauci is a lunatic. The “Make America Great Again” slogan was replaced with “F___ Joe Biden,” “FJB,” and “”Let’s Go Brandon” chants throughout the nation.

As citizens learn more about the massive corruption of New World Order, World Economic Forum, Biden Regime, CDC, DOJ, CIA, FBI, IRS, EPA, RINOS, and other Deep State LMNOPS, there are solid signs of American determination and patriotism kicking in.

Fake News continues to lose their audiences. Trump backed candidates are winning primaries, and patriot caps are making a comeback!

Which are your favorites?

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Hollywood Actor James Woods’ Wisdom to Upset Communists

Actor James Woods is one of the few Hollywood actors brave and tough enough to pull no punches while standing up to liberal socialists. He tells it like it actually is. God Bless America. Amen.

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What Does the Bible Say About Giving?

God is pleased with personal giving. It’s in the Bible, Exodus 35:22, TLB.

“Both men and women came, all who were willing-hearted. They brought to the Lord their offerings of gold, jewelry—earrings, rings from their fingers, necklaces—and gold objects of every kind.”

God is pleased when we give generously. It’s in the Bible, Ezra 2:68-69, TLB.

“Some of the leaders were able to give generously toward the rebuilding of the Temple, and each gave as much as he could. The total value of their gifts amounted to $300,000 of gold, $170,000 of silver, and 100 robes for the priests.”

God is pleased with regular sacrificial giving. It’s in the Bible, II Corinthians 8:2, TLB.

“Though they have been going through much trouble and hard times, they have mixed their wonderful joy with their deep poverty, and the result has been an overflow of giving to others.”

Generosity takes preparation and planning. It’s in the Bible, Leviticus 19:9-10, TLB.

“When you harvest your crops, don’t reap the corners of your fields, and don’t pick up stray grains of wheat from the ground. It is the same with your grape crop—don’t strip every last piece of fruit from the vines, and don’t pick up the grapes that fall to the ground. Leave them for the poor and for those traveling through, for I am Jehovah your God.”

Giving can be an act of worship. It’s in the Bible, Matthew 2:11, NIV.

“On coming to the house, they saw the child with His mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshipped Him. Then they opened their treasures and presented Him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh.”

Gifts should be given willingly. It’s in the Bible, II Corinthians 9:7, NIV.

“Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

Each person should give as much as he or she is able. It’s in the Bible, II Corinthians 8:12, TLB.

“If you are really eager to give, then it isn’t important how much you have to give. God wants you to give what you have, not what you haven’t.”

Much is required of those who have been given much. It’s in the Bible, Luke 12:48, NIV.

“From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.”

Giving tithes and offerings assures the blessings of God. It’s in the Bible, Malachi 3:8,10, NIV.

“Will a man rob God? Yet you rob Me. But you ask, ‘How do we rob You?’ In tithes and offerings…Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in My house. Test Me in this, says the Lord Almighty, and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that you will not have room enough for it.”

Generosity comes back to the giver. It’s in the Bible, Luke 6:38, TLB.

“For if you give, you will get! Your gift will return to you in full and overflowing measure, pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, and running over. Whatever measure you use to give—large or small—will be used to measure what is given back to you.”

God is the ultimate example of giving. It’s in the Bible, John 3:16, TLB.

“For God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son so that anyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

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Dr. Suess Comes Back Against O’Biden With a Vengence

“He does not like this Biden twit. He does not like him one little bit. He does not like all the diversity. Or forgiving tuition at university.”

“He does not like his immigration views. Or how Biden always remains totally confused…”

“Finally an article some Democrats may understand.”

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These Funny Photos Will Make You Feel Better Than You Do Right Now

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Why It Is Critical Now To Know Exactly Where You Stand

 Sometimes, if you are capable, it is a good idea to know where you stand.

Those of us who know some history tend to understand (where we stand) versus those who skip the historical lessons.

Those who spend their time on less reading, more television propaganda, lots of video gaming, and indoctrination activities have no clue where they are standing.

A lot of times, you’ll get exactly what you put up with, no more and no less.

Once you start catering to people’s pathologies, it seldom ends well or at a reasonable point.

One of the best rules to live by is if you realize there’s something you should do, but you’re afraid to do it, you MUST do it. It’s hard at first, but after you overcome your fears enough times, you learn to live a life without fear.

Not that you feel it, you do, but once you believe you can force yourself to act even though you’re afraid, fear isn’t that troubling of an emotion.

Unless you understand both sides of the argument, you don’t understand the argument.

If you listen to God when He whispers, He won’t have to lead a whale into your life to swallow you in order to get your attention.

If someone couldn’t tell what your priorities are by watching you for a week, maybe you’re fooling yourself about your priorities.

It is time. Honor those who fought and advocated for our freedoms. Do your duty.

Vote in person. Share wisdom, truth and real history. Less TV (far less). Read. Walk. Smile. Defend freedom. Pray.

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Texas Rancher Sells to ‘Build Back Better’ Truck Salesman

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 make 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

Legendary calf roper Texas Kent

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“For ten basic cows,” Kent smiles. “That adds up to $44,860.”

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