Why California is Broke and Texas Isn’t

Reality check! Sent to me by email from precious friends.


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

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

1.  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.

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

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

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

5.  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.

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

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

8.  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.

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


TEXAS (true story):

Rick Perry

The Governor of Texas is jogging with his dog along a nature trail.  A Coyote jumps out and attacks his dog.

1. The Governor shoots the coyote with his State-issued pistol and keeps jogging.  The Governor has spent $0.50 on a .45 ACP hollow point cartridge.

2. The Buzzards eat the dead coyote.

And that, my friends, is why California is broke and Texas is not.

Posted by Maggie @ Maggie’s Notebook

Linked at America is Conservative – Thank You!

  • Don Laird

    Whao, whoa, whoa and wwwwwwwwwwwwwhoa….

    You forgot about the part where the civil employee sues for 100.000.000$ for the wrongful dismissal suit that arose from her being sued and dismissed in the first place…that needs to be addressed asap….repeat asap!!!

  • dave

    Perry gets a state issue pistol to carry? For sure? Wow, I’m gonna move there and run for goberner. Heck, the standard for performance is low enough that I can’t be a ‘bad’ one.

  • Love it, love it, love it! I love Texas!