Sunday, May 17, 2009

Our very own Post Turtle

While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75-year-old Texas rancher, whose hand got caught in the gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. Eventually the topic got around to Obama and his successful election to the presidency.

The old rancher said, 'Well, you know, Obama is a 'Post Turtle.'"

Not being familiar with the term, the doctor felt compelled to ask what he meant by "post turtle."

"Well," the old rancher said, "When you're riding down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a 'post turtle'."

The old rancher saw the puzzled look on the doctor's face so he continued to explain.

"You know he didn't get up there by himself; He doesn't belong up there; he doesn't know what to do while he's up there; and, you just have to wonder what kind of dumb ass put him up there in the first place!"


Anonymous said...

I love that story - absolutely brilliant. I'm an Australian and whilst I am not 100% full bottle on American politics, I must say I enjoy your blog.

Every day I wonder why Americans were so stupid as to elect some sort of celebrity mouthpiece - although we had a similar problem with our deplorable Kevin Rudd, who has given Australia it's biggest budget deficit since WWII.


Dawn said...

Thank you, James. It's great to hear from a cousin in the other hemisphere. What an exciting visit for this little blog!

Do people put turtles up on fence posts there? It's actually fairly common out in the country in a lot of American states. I can speak for California and Kentucky in that regard. I've seen at least two of them in my 45 years.

I'm disappointed to hear that we have the same shallow voting blocs. I had hoped Australia might be a last refuge for liberty lovers if Emperor Obama wins a second term. *sigh* I guess we'll just have to commiserate online instead.