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Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Years Day

Well 2009 started at the Stockman cafe much the same way 2008 ended, the locals and area ranchers meeting for their morning coffee and conversation.  The conversations were the same: the weather forecast, grumblings about this global warming cold, political shenanigans, high taxes, low profits and wall street bailouts.
Clyde began commenting about the Madoff Ponzi scheme.  "I just don't see how a guy can scheme billions of dollars out of people for 25 years and no one catch on!  And if the stock market hadn't got so screwy, he'd still be doing it."
Chester, who had been listening intently asked, "What is a Ponzi scheme anyway?"
Clyde begin explaining, "That's where you take money from a second guy and give to another calling it profits on the first guys investment."
Chester looked a little puzzled, "I call that ranching!  I've been doing that for years!"
Clyde laughed and said, "I reckon they'll throw you in jail if they catch ya!"
"Well, I sure hope they hurry" continued Chester, "the feed bill is almost due!"


MUD said...

An old rancher was asked what he would do if he won the lottery. He said he would run cattle until the money ran out. I wll believe it is all for naught when they start making pickups with out a seat because all the ranchers have lost their ass. I guess I'll just have to stay home and eat blueberry/cashew panakes with the MG. Happy new year to you.

crabby old man said...


Jenni said...

Happy New Year to you and to all the gang at the Stockman Cafe!

MUD, cashews in pancakes is just wrong.

The Ponderer said...

One thing I have noticed in the posts about the guys at the Stockman Café is they are always just drinking coffee. Is the food any good? You guys must be starving!

I have a version of the Stockman's Cafe in my world. I am posting about it shortly.

In_spired said...

I love your opening paragraph...2009 starting the same way 2008 ended. There are just some things that are too good to change...places like the Stockman cafe and the en masse of the ranchers for morning coffee and gabbing. We don't have a Stockman's but the same thing goes on (I assume...b/c I don't attend and haven't even been invited!!) at the afternoon conflab at the DQ.

Some things you just don't want to change!!

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