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If A Politician Has Two Cows...

rock-the-vote-logo.gif It's election day, and I hope you've made plans to head to the polling booth. Soon, the mudslinging will be over, the endless commercials will cease, and, as the dust settles and the winners are announced, the politicians will head back to their corners to strategize for the next campaign battle.

I don't mean to sound like a cynic, but I don't think the results of this mid-year election are going to make or break this country. In fact, I think it's more of an exercise for us voters to use our voice and remind our representatives who they are really working for -- the American public. Regardless of the outcome, it's critical for us to use our voices and vote. I hope you take the time to do so today.

If you're curious about my blog headline today, "If A Politician Has Two Cows," don't worry, I will now explain myself. I ran across a political joke about Congress and cattle, and I think you'll enjoy it.

So, if a communist has two cows, he gives both to the government, and the government sells him some of the milk.

If a socialist has two cows, he gives both to the government, and the government gives him some of the milk.

If a capitalist has two cows, he sells one and buys a bull.

If a libertarian has two cows, he sells them to the rich, then taxes them one cow and gives it to the poor.

If a conservatist has two cows, he locks them up and charges people to look at them.

If a government worker has two cows, he can't sell them, fire them, or even label them as cows.

Finally, if Congress has two cows, they feed them corn until the cows bloat and there is a deficit of grains. Then they wonder where all the corn has gone.

Happy Election Day!

Reminder: Nov. 10, 2010 is the deadline to send in your entries for the BEEF Daily Fall Harvest Photography Contest. Don't miss out!

Finally, I would like to thank the Alpha Zeta Agricultural Honorary officer team at Kansas State University (KSU) for inviting me to speak at their annual event last night, the George Stephens Distinguished Lecture in Agriculture Series. It was a great evening spent with agriculture friends and colleagues. Thanks for the opportunity, KSU!