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The following is a KSCO commentary. Here is Kay Zwerling:
This little gem was sent to me by a friend. It is called California vs. Arizona.
Now about California-
The Governor of California is jogging with his dog along a natural trail. A coyote jumps out, bites the Governor, and attacks his dog and kills it.
The Governor starts to intervene, but reflects upon the movie Bambi, and then realizes he should stop. The coyote is only doing what is natural.
The Governor calls Animal Control. Animal Control captures coyote and bills the State $200 for testing it for diseases, and $500 for relocating it.
He calls a veterinarian. The vet collects the dead dog, and bills the State $200 for testing it for diseases.
The Governor goes to the hospital and spends $3500 getting checked for diseases from the coyote and on getting his bite wound bandaged.
The running trail gets shut down for six months while Fish & Game conduct a $100,000 survey to make sure the area is free of dangerous animals.
And, meanwhile, 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 somehow and for letting the Governor attempt to intervene.
Additional cost to State of California: $75,000 to hire and train a new security agent with additional special training re the nature of coyotes.
And finally, PETA protests the coyotes relocation and files suit against the State.
Total expenses to California: $2,225,900.
So much for the stupidity of politically-correct California. So long as it is the peoples’ money, there is no limit to the foolish spending.
Now, about Arizona –
The Governor of Arizona is jogging with her dog along a nature trail. A coyote jumps out and attacks her dog.
The Governor shoots the coyote with her State issued pistol, and keeps jogging.
The Governor has spent 50¢ on a 45 ACT hollow point cartridge.
The buzzards eat the dead coyote.
And, that is why California is always broke.
For KSCO, this is Kay Zwerling.
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