Monday, April 16, 2012

Old Butch

Old Butch

John was in the fertilized egg business.
He had several hundred young layers (hens), called 'pullets,' and ten roosters to fertilize the eggs.

He kept records, and any rooster not performing went into the soup pot and was replaced.
This took a lot of time, so he bought some tiny bells and attached them to his roosters.
Each bell had a different tone, so he could tell from a distance, which rooster was performing.

Now, he could sit on the porch and fill out an efficiency report by just listening to the bells.

John's favorite rooster, old Butch, was a very fine specimen, but this morning he noticed old Butch's bell hadn't rung at all!

When he went to investigate, he saw the other roosters were busy chasing pullets, bells-a-ringing, but the pullets, hearing the roosters coming, would run for cover.

To John's amazement, old Butch had his bell in his beak, so it couldn't ring.

He'd sneak up on a pullet, do his job and walk on to the next one.

John was so proud of old Butch, he entered him in the Saint Lawrence County Fair and he became an overnight sensation among the judges.

The result was the judges not only awarded old Butch the "No Bell Piece Prize," but they also awarded him the "Pulletsurprise" as well.

Clearly old Butch was a politician in the making. Who else but a politician could figure out how to win two of the most coveted awards on our planet by being the best at sneaking up on the unsuspecting populace and screwing them when they weren't paying attention.

Vote carefully this fall, the bells are not always audible.


  1. That picture looks just like the rooster we had for our flock of hens.

    As a kid, I used to pull him off the hens when he was trying to accomplish his assigned task. Well, one day, Mom sat me down and gave me the facts-of-life lecture. After that, I left Old Red alone.

    Pity that we can't get OUR weasel politicians to leave US alone!

  2. AOW, feel free to not leave our politicians alone.

  3. This is a real "wake up call" for us in this coming election. I love this one!

  4. Scott, listen for the bells that don't ring.

  5. Yep, and we're really getting the business with the crop we have in Washington D.C.

    Have a terrific day. :)

  6. Now that's a good one. Problem with some is that like to ring their own bell when they have done nothing.

  7. Good one, Odie. It's going up on TCL FB.

  8. Sometimes a parable is the best example!


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