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A Tip on Cows

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Categories: Memoirs, The WTF??? Files, Tags: , , ,

A safety tip for city folk: Cow-tipping isn’t a thing. Seriously. If you run across a field to build up enough momentum and somehow manage to surprise a cow (good luck, they are more attentive than you’d think) when you hit the side of the large, heavy animal, you will bounce off of it and it won’t feel good. Then you have several hundred pounds of ambulatory beef and leather’s full attention. By the way, cattle can run.

Believe it or not there have been scientific studies on the subject, and from these come estimates that it would take about six full-grown males hitting a cow broadside to possibly stand a chance. To do that you’re have to find a very inattentive and solitary cow, because they tend to group up, herd mentality at it’s purest, just to watch out for things like predators and drunk humans looking to knock them on their asses.

No, I’ve never tried to tip a cow, watched a few try it. Didn’t go well for them. Especially the guys that found out bulls can be territorial as all hell and chased them back across a fence before they got halfway to the cows. I’ve been in cow pens for various legitimate reasons, and on one occasion I had a cow stand on my foot while I was reading numbers on ear tags to find one that needed to be tested for something or another. Pushing said critter did not shift it an inch, it just turned and looked at me and made a loud protesting call that wouldn’t be confused with the traditional ‘moo.’ I managed to get my foot out but my foot hurt like hell for a few days.

I have managed to jump on a couple for very short rides, two ran away and I came off, nothing to hold on to, the third, a young-ish bull, chased my young dumb ass all the way to the nearest fence and butted me over the fence just as I was starting a jump to hurdle it. I cleared the fence and landed in an undignified lump a good 15′ or so on the other side. Alcohol may have been involved >.>

So, no cow-tipping. Doesn’t work, you want to play with beef, get some hamburger and make patties.

© 2016, Tim Boothby. All rights reserved.


Ponder: Religious Science and Scientific Religion

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Categories: Observations, Philosophy, Politics, The WTF??? Files, Tags: , , , , , ,

The only thing stupider than injecting religion into science is injecting science into religion. I came to this when I watched a documentary that reported that many scientists were rethinking the Big Bang theory, and as I listened to the reasons given, their disagreement stemmed from the fact that TBBT read too much like Genesis. Admit it, that’s a stupid reason to rethink a theory; its simple, either disprove the science behind the theory or admit that there are similarities and move along.

The major problems with science and religion is the practice of both by humans. Otherwise how would we have peer-reviewed research supporting both sides of global warming? This is where science and religion are so similar, human nature and money have a huge bearing on the “truths” they reveal.

Trying to substitute science for religion is to try to reduce facts and laws to beliefs; it doesn’t work, and that’s why its stupider to substitute science for religion than to contaminate science with religion; because, people claiming to follow science should possess the rudimentary intelligence required to differentiate between a belief system and physical laws. Something that evangelical atheism needs to take to heart.

© 2013, Tim Boothby. All rights reserved.


Student’s Opinion on the New School Menus? WE’RE HUNGRY!

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This amused me greatly, apparently the standards pushed by the First Lady are falling flat, especially among athletes and those that only get one decent meal a day…aka…school lunches. So, everybody that really needs a filling meal, they get an hours d’oeurve. Enjoy the video, made by kids to let their feeling be known.





© 2012, Tim Boothby. All rights reserved.


Word Racist Being Removed From Dictionary

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Categories: Politics, The WTF??? Files, Tags: , , , , , , ,

According to the Free Dictionary a racist is either a noun or adjective derivative of the word racism, which is defined as follows:

  1. The belief that race accounts for differences in human character or ability and that a particular race is superior to others.
  2. Discrimination or prejudice based on race.

Unfortunately this definition doesn’t match current usage, the most common current usage now asserts that anyone that disagrees with the President is a racist. When I hear this argument used I can only imagine that past presidents such as Jimmy Carter or George W. Bush wish they weren’t born Caucasians, then they could have throttled all sorts of arguments against them simply by rifling through the deck and playing the race card. I have a hard time wrapping my head around the notion of playing the race card about any president when Bill Clinton is often referred to as our first black president. It really helps illustrate that the race card isn’t necessarily applied intelligently or factually.

There are some idiots out there that still embrace the revolting philosophies of racism; Robert Byrd’s old club, the KKK, is still in business as are Neo-Nazis just as a few examples. There’s just too much disingenuousness in the tactics of many. To be against illegals coming from Mexico isn’t racism provided that the disagreement is with those violating the law and entering illegally regardless of their race. By the way, Mexican isn’t a race, it’s a nationality. To be a Mexican is to be a Mexican citizen, to me a Mexican-American is to be an American citizen with a descriptive adjective to clarify the origins of one’s family. If you just don’t like Hispanics, then that’s where the real definition of the word applies.

To think that Barack Obama is failing as a president is not racism if the reason for believing he’s not doing a good job is based upon substandard performance and not meeting his campaign promises. To be a racist is to state that Barack Obama has no being president because he’s black is racism. I’ve never actually met anyone who’s said that but I’ve met many that have been smeared with the false accusation by those that can’t muster the intellectual honesty to intelligently and capably debate those they disagree with, or to be more straightforward about it, they are unembumbered by integrity.

To accuse someone of racism based solely upon the fact that they disagree with a politician is prejudging them without full and complete knowledge of their opinions. Another word for prejudging is prejudice, and prejudice is practiced by those engaging in bigotry. The definition if a bigot is basically someone who:

“obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially : one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance,”

At least according to the Merriam Webster Dictionary. But you can add something to that, you can add in political parties and ideologies.

Look at it this way…

  • All of this ethnic group is lazy.
  • All of this political party are against the poor.
  • All of this ethnic group steal.
  • All of this political party are un-American.
  • All of this ethnic group have no morals.
  • All of this ideology are incapable of thought or compassion.

From my own point of view, I could care less what color Barack Obama is and I don’t care about his ancestry , I personally don’t think he’s a good president because in most regards I can’t see a difference in his policies and those of his predecessor (leading some to call him George III.) I think he’s failed in his campaign promises in regard to things like

  • Don’t Ask, Don’t tell
  • Bipartisanship
  • Gitmo
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Patriot Act
  • Domestic Surveillance
  • Blocking court actions against the previous administration
  • Not making bills available for review before the votes as promised
  • Aw hell the list is almost endless…
  • Here’s a good take that’ll save me a lot of typing…
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Respect My Authoritah
Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Tea Party

So, the word RACIST is being removed from the dictionary because an appallingly large percentage of people that use the word display no apparent knowledge of its meaning and are doing the world a great disservice by cheapening a once powerful word that served us well then, but is disgustingly abused now.

© 2010, Tim Boothby. All rights reserved.


Accept only Real Limitations…

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For example… the decision to streak or not to streak shouldn’t be based on how you look naked, but on real limiting factors; like, do you have bad knees and how far and fast can you run.  Anybody can be nude, there’s no limitation there; but, how fast you can get out of an area while in a state of nature, especially with a cop chasing you, is a real limitation.  Heck, if you can run and you look like Jabba the Hut with your clothes off then all that’s likely to happen is that the cop won’t want to tackle you, so looking bad might be a positive thing, not a limitation.

© 2010, Tim Boothby. All rights reserved.

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