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Mad Jack Hanks: Tales from the O-NO Ranch 12-12-11

Mad Jack Hanks
Wellington, Colo.

Gentle readers, Webster’s dictionary describes the word “super” as excellent, over and above the norm, more than, extra, very fine etc. We have definitions for certain words we add “super” to such as superheat, superhuman, supersize, superstar, superrich, supersalesman, superman and so on.

Oh, by the way we just had the “Super Committee.” Yep, we sure did. We had six elephants and six jackasses sit down to solve our debt crises in a bipartisan way. It appears this super committee wasn’t all that super after all. They just couldn’t get past the partisan bickering to solve any of our problems.

Where’s Will Rogers when you need him? I miss ole “Dutch” when without doubt we need a real man or a real woman to step up and call a spade and put this country back on track. We are entering into a time when we celebrate peace and love and we share by giving gifts to those we most admire. I think for most of us it will be another Christmas when we get together and share food, gifts and our love and appreciation for one another. When it’s over and the tree and decorations come down and our family and friends have gone home and we fall back into that survival mood we will need to take on another year of uncertainty and challenge.

Actually, I believe as a casual observer of the human condition, that we are super men and women. I believe that we can get the bull by the horns and solve problems that most of the time are fairly simple, but just made to appear difficult so another politician can keep his or her job. I also believe that most of us have had enough and we’re ready to “cowboy up” and find some real and meaningful solutions to this countries problems. I also believe that we have to trust in God that he will guide us in such a way that will result in common agreement among the majority and uncertainty for the most part will be a thing of the past.

We need to hitch up our britches, clear our heads and make our voices heard loud and clear in a peaceful way. That would be “super” if and when we wrestle power from the hapless efforts of our politicians and put it back into the hands of the people. We can do it! You betcha! 

It is super cold today. At this writing Monday morning the 5th of December it’s 4 degrees outside and may made it to 10 or 15 for a high today. No wind as of yet and that’s super as far as I’m concerned.

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Have a super week, stay tuned, check yer cinch on occasion and I’ll c y’all, all y’all.