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Mad Jack Hanks: Everyone has something that gets under their skin

Gentle readers, we all have certain things that rub us the wrong way. You know, push our hair back against the grain. I have a few I'd like to share with you. My compadres at the T Bar Inn have heard them all, and I reckon I need a new audience. Our country is $19 trillion in debt and the faint of heart and "do-gooders" would like to bring all of the indigents of the southern hemisphere into our country and put them on our bountiful social programs. Heck, why not bring all indigents from around the world and give them more than our ordinary citizens are allowed to have?

That sort of thinking just makes me crazy.

Something else a little less offensive is when I see an ad on the telly or in a publication somewhere and you have the local news anchors, celebrities or sports figures standing there slightly at an angle with feet spread apart, arms folded and looking down at me.

WHAMMO! What am I, some sort of undeserving moron about to be blessed by what they have to offer? NOT! Am I too picky here?

“My last complaint is taxes. It doesn’t seem to matter if it’s local, the state or the feds, they just can’t seem to squeeze enough of our hard-earned incomes from us to satisfy their needs.”

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Another one of my gripes is when I see performance horses, well-bred performance horses, come into the arena ready to perform and their noses are three inches off the ground. They look more like bloodhounds sniffing out a convict than an American Quarter Horse. That, Charlie Brown, in my opinion is not a natural way of moving for a horse. I have and you have seen hundreds if not thousands of horses on the move and they don't carry their heads below their shoulders. Who started that crap anyway?

On the telly you can see two different advertisements. One is for the Wounded Warrior Project and the other is a P.E.T.A.-produced ad with sad-eyed dogs and cats that need to be rescued and given new homes. You can do either for $19 a month. Which do you think most folks give to?

My last complaint is taxes. It doesn't seem to matter if it's local, the state or the feds, they just can't seem to squeeze enough of our hard-earned incomes from us to satisfy their needs.

Education in this country is a sham. Yet, every year we need to add more to the education budget so the children don't suffer. Give it a rest, you 'BURRO-CRATS", it's old, it's stale and it ain't working.

Give folks the opportunity for more charter schools and other options. The teacher's union has always opposed those options. It would screw up their playground and the hold they have on education.

I reckon that's enough relieving my pent up "gripes" and high blood pressure for a little while. If I offended anyone, I don't really care. I have a First Amendment right to do just that, as you have to offend me with some of the above mentioned.

Stay tuned, check yer cinch on occasion, remember silence is sometimes considered to be acceptance, and I'll c. y'all, all y'all. ❖