Two Solutions

The difference of approaches in California versus Texas!

CALIFORNIA:

A coyote jumps out and attacks the Governor’s dog, then bites the Governor.

The Governor starts to intervene, but reflects upon the movie “Bambi” and then realizes he should stop because the coyote is only doing what is natural.

He calls animal control. Animal Control captures the coyote and bills the state $200 testing it for diseases and $500 for relocating it.

He calls a veterinarian. The vet collects the dead dog and bills the State $200 testing it for diseases.

The Governor goes to hospital and spends $3,500 getting checked for diseases from the coyote and on getting his bite wound bandaged.

The running trail gets shut down for 6 months while Fish & Game conducts a $100,000 survey to make sure the area is now free of dangerous animals.

The Governor spends $50,000 in state funds implementing a “coyote awareness program” for residents of the area.

The State Legislature spends $2 million to study how to better treat rabies and how to permanently eradicate the disease throughout the world.

The Governor’s security agent is fired for not stopping the attack.

The state spends $150,000 to hire and train a new agent with additional special training re the nature of coyotes.

PETA protests the coyote’s relocation and files a $5 million suit against the state.

TEXAS:

The Governor of Texas is jogging with his dog along a nature trail.

A coyote jumps out and attacks his dog.

The Governor shoots the coyote with his state-issued pistol and keeps jogging.

The Governor has spent $.50 on a .45 ACP hollow point cartridge.

The buzzards eat the dead coyote.

And that, my friends, is why California is broke and Texas is not. I live in California (and this is what would happen) and I should be living in Texas. Sigh!

Hat tip: Odie of Woodsterman
Image Credit: 28 Thousand Days

43 thoughts on “Two Solutions

  1. Kismet says:

    The security agent gets fired in California? You can't do that. That security agent would be put on paid administrative leave for three months while a determination is made by a committee. The decision would be that the security agent shouldn't be in the field anymore but wouldn't object to being a supervisor and getting a big raise in pay.

  2. cube says:

    I would do quite well in Texas, well, me and my Lady Smith & Wesson 637, a 38 special with a laser sight (not that I need it to shoot – my husband knows how much I love laser pointers).

    BTW Gov. Perry carries a .380 Ruger with a laser pointer. It's a smaller caliber and probably cheaper than a .45 caliber slug. He saved Texas even more money πŸ™‚

  3. BeadedTail says:

    And then the California Franchise Tax Board would try to find the money to do all this by harassing out of state taxpayers who don't have CA source income from flow through entities for the $800 minimum tax causing years of letters back and forth with them and CPAs! *sigh* I had a long day so I'm sure this makes no sense but the FTB is a PITA!

    Happy almost Friday Sandee! Smooches to Little Bit!

  4. Finding Pam says:

    That's why I love living in Texas. We lived briefly in California in the seventies when Hubs was stationed at Merced/Atwater. Loved the weather, but not the crazy people. This was during the Patty Hearst kidnapping. Being a little southern girl, I had my eyes opened. Of course, Texas has its fair share of crazies.

  5. MNL says:

    laughing, nostalgia works in funny ways. I’m nostalgia for California for the way they encourage artists at all stages (Arizona it’s a lot tougher at the beginning and middle stages) and for the food. Omg! if you know where to go, it’s cheap too. Sighs. I really really miss the food.

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