Jerry Holbert by Jerry Holbert

Jerry Holbert

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Looks more like the Ryan budget book.

  2. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 3 years ago

    When it’s very cold and feed prices are high, the hay straw fed to cattle does become a form of gold. Straw is real and has purpose.
    The fairy tale takes place in currency trading where speculators gamble on the value of the dollars vs the euro vs the yen vs the drachma vs etc etc etc. Through hypertrading, they make tens of thousands of trades per minute and even at profit margins of a penny per traded, 100 dollars per minute, or more, adds up fast.
    This ‘straw money’ is being spun into ‘gold’, even though it doesn’t exist. It’s a concept. Money is how we trade goods and services we have neither the time or skillsets to make for ourselves. Very few of us has time or skills to run a farm, care for meat animals, make all of our furniture, build a car, etc etc. So we use money, and there is only so much money in the world.
    DC has been telling us fairy tales for a very long time. They have also passed laws that makes people become rich from things that don’t really exist.
    After a disaster, water and food can become priceless. You can’t eat money. That is one of many reasons why we should treat each other like neighbors instead of “the enemy”. When things get really bad, we need to work together. And if we work together now, we can help keep things from getting really bad.

  3. jack75287

    jack75287 said, almost 3 years ago

    Haven’t read anything yet on the budget deal, still it should be better then continuing resolutions.

  4. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, almost 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    good reasoning RT.I can/have done all those things except for building my own car

  5. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, almost 3 years ago

    actually RT’s comment about hay straw…no’nutrition in straw(which is what’s left overfrom threshiing[combining] grain

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    ^Also realized that feeding cattle straw, is a good way to end up with dead cows. Folks have also killed off a lot of winter deer feeding ’em too much hay as well.

  7. Ron

    Ron GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    If you trust ANYTHING any congress person says or does you are a F O O L.

  8. DGF999

    DGF999 said, almost 3 years ago

    …And the low-information voters eat it up…

  9. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 3 years ago


    Maker! You’re killing me!!
    Are you saying hay has no nutritional value?
    Do you know how many hundreds of bales of hay I carried, stacked, and then carried to stables, milk barns, and trucks to be distributed to livestock?
    I used the term hay straw because hay looks like straw and it fit with my analogy. Now you have me wondering if all those ranchers and farmers I knew were just providing empty calories. I can google it… but I don’t want to… it might make me cry. (insert primal scream here)
    I think you would have liked my elders, Maker. One of them even built a 54 Chevy out parts he found in junk yards all over Miss & Louisiana. There’s some good stories about that car.
    You’re a treasure, neighbor. I’d love to hang out in your workshop. I’ll bring the beer. ;)
    Take care, friend.

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