Eliminating Elk Feedgrounds in Jackson Hole is a STUPID Idea!

A lawsuit has been filed to eliminate supplemental feeding of elk. Columns have been written in the JHN&G supporting the concept of “incrementally closing elk feedgrounds”. This insane idea continues in spite of the undeniable facts. Biologists say that doing away with elk feedgrounds will reduce our elk population by more than 60%, possibly as much as 80%. That means at least 15,000 elk in the Jackson Hole Area will starve to death in a harsh winter like 2016-17. While they are starving those thousands of elk will be in all of our yards destroying our landscaping and vegetation. They…

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Social Security has been robbed!

Hi to all you Patriots out there. We have a group of a dozen or so who are almost equally divided as conservative and liberal. We go the rounds on a number of topics, the health care fiasco being one.  Yesterday I made the observation that Medicare and Social Security are socialist programs. Alex replied: Medicare is not a disaster nor is Social Security. And they are both socialist programs. Then Rulon wrote this poem in reply. Quite true, Alex, my dear, Listen to me please, Let me be clear! Keith and Maury, Through irrational extrapolation, Draw unjustified conclusions, About…

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ObamaCare-Lite or RINO-Care

To: Republican National Committee and President Donald J. Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator John Barrasso and Senator Michael Enzi, I got your note soliciting me for donattions to the RNC. I verify that I am a Registered Republican. But for how long? First: The Republican Congress laid a bill on President Obama’s desk in 2015 which completely repealed ObamaCare. Of course Congress knew he would veto it. Now that the Republicans have a President that will sign it, do they put the same bill on his desk? NO! What do they do?…

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The Planet is Melting!!

I have a huge file on the subject of man-caused global warming, both pro and con. Looking at the facts and not the hyperbole, the climate has neither warmed nor cooled for the past 100 years. Hear me out. When you average the actual recorded temperatures since 1880, there is statistically no warming or cooling. The temperature right now is the same as it has been historically for the past 137 years, within about one degree. There is evidence of a conspiracy by some political elites and researchers to use global warming as a means to greater political power and…

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Global Warming Baloney, again

A big New York Times article says “Earth Sets a Temperature Record for the Third Straight Year.” http://thefederalist.com/2017/01/18/nyt-hid-numbers-hottest-year-record/ by Robert Tracinski Excerpts from the article; “The number of relevant numbers in this [New York Times] article is: zero. We are not told what the average global temperature was, how much higher this is than last year’s record or any previous records, or what the margin of error is supposed to be on those measurements. …Yet that’s what passes for “science reporting” on the issue of global warming, where asking for numbers and margins of errors apparently makes you an enemy…

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The Rules of the Game

“The Rules of the Game” by Maury Jones Some are complaining that Donald Trump didn’t win the popular vote, only the Electoral College, so he is an illegitimate President. They say his win doesn’t really count. They say most of the people voted for Hillary so Trump isn’t really the President.  They complain the rules of the game are unfair. When you play a game, you know the rules ahead of time. You either win or lose by those rules. In the 1960 World Series the New York Yankees outscored the Pittsburg Pirates 55–27, outhit them 91 to 60, outbatted…

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DUCK! Incoming humor!

I started out as a child on the family farm in Virden, New Mexico. We had a couple of ducks and a milk cow. As a toddler, I enjoyed chasing the ducks. They would waddle; I would toddle. My dad came up with a groaner of a joke; “What do you have when you have two ducks and a cow? Quackers and milk.” Hearing that joke almost daily kind of soured me on ducks. As a result I have had a lifetime love/hate relationship with ducks. Even today I have a passel of free-loading mallards who have squatted on my…

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Vote Your Conscience

After a lot of soul-searching I have decided to vote my conscience and principles this election.  That means I will not be voting for a person but for an ideal.  Failing to vote is not an option because then others will determine what America will be in the future. My core principles are freedom and God-given rights as enshrined in the Constitution.  I will not be voting for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump or Gary Johnson or Jill Stein or Evan McMullin.  I will be voting for America. Since “America” is not on the ballot, I will need to mark…

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Forest Service oversteps their bounds again

The Forest Service damaged and closed off the Historic Lander Cutoff Trail south of Star Valley, Wyoming. They did this without any consultation with the Lincoln County Commissioners or the Historical Society. What they did is against the law, big-time. Once again a federal agency and its employees believe they are above the law. These people need to be prosecuted to the fullest extent. The Lincoln County Commissioners have filed a formal complaint and request for civil and criminal investigation into the matter. I hope they stick it to them.

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Jackson Hole sign ordinance violates the law

Jackson Hole sign ordinance violates the law By Maury Jones The US Constitution says “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech.”  The Wyoming Constitution says “Every person may freely speak, write and publish on all subjects.” Is my bumper sticker protected by free speech?  It expresses my views and is published on my property, my car.  I may “publish on all subjects”, according to the Wyoming Constitution.  Okay, how about a tattoo?  Is that free speech?  That expresses my view and is published on my body, my property.  (Well, on your body perhaps.  This cowboy doesn’t put bumper…

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