Here is my take on Politics and the Corruption we see daily from our Senate, both from the Democrat and Republican parties.
"In the late 1800s and early 1900s anyone could take what they wanted, all was needed was a fast gun and a fast horse; In the late 1900s and early 2000s anyone can take what they want if on a Senate seat and backed by a strong political party!" Rico Austin - Feb 21, 2010
When I was a kid I dreamed day and night about being an Outlaw such as Jesse James, Butch Cassidy or the Sundance Kid; often imagining having a fast horse and being able to outdraw any other cowboy, outlaw or lawman and taking any loot from a bank or stagecoach and riding like the wind to my gang’s secret canyon hideout or straight to the border south of the states – dear old Mexico.
Now forty years later, if a young boy or girl dreams of taking loot at her or his discretion, they will have elected (no pun intended) to pretend to be a Senator of the Republican or Democratic Parties, passing laws and bills that continue to help them stay financially successful, not caring about the rest of America and their constituents.
Makes me think Willie Nelson needs to rewrite his song “Mamas don’t let Your Babies grow up to be Cowboys” to “Mamas don’t let Your Babies grow up to be Senators.”
Speaking of Country and Western Icons, I was in Bakersfield, California last week and had the privilege to visit the Crystal Palace built by legend Buck Owens. The Crystal Palace boasts larger than life bronze statues of past and present Country Music Legends such as Buck Owens, George Strait, Bob Wills, George Jones, Garth Brooks, Hank Williams and everyone’s favorite Johnny Cash with a bible in his hand. There is also a statue of Elvis Presley; even though his music was not considered country, he was and still is known as the “King.”
Bakersfield earned national and international recognition with single hit title “Streets of Bakersfield” written and performed by Dwight Yoakam and his musical hero, Mr. Buck Owens. This song that put Bakersfield on the map topped the Billboards Top Hit List at number one the week of October 18th, 1988.
The Winter Olympics has been incredible thus far. Today Bode Miller finally earned and won his first Gold Medal, so far this year he has one of each – Gold, Silver and Bronze; Congratulations Bode, you make us old guys proud. Shawn White has put on a show with his snowboard and now the USA Hockey team is still undefeated at 3 – 0. Team Canada Hockey team was 2 – 0 until tonight’s very anticipated match up. The French Duo tonight in Couples Ice Skating even got into the Country and Western Act, dressed as a cowboy and cowgirl they danced and skated to “Thank God I’m a Country Boy” by the incredible John Denver, RIP. My Bad Tequila is impressed with the beauty of Canada and the competition venues set up by the Canadians. We love our Brothers and Sisters up North. Great show AAAyyyeee.
Check out the remake of Devo’s “Whip It” 30 years later. Call your Local Radio Station and Demand they play “Whip It” by Half The World and Executive Producer – Woody Nelson, my Amigo and yours!!! Download your copy of “Whip It!” visit www.A1ARadio.com
Special Thank You to Amigos - Bryce & MiRa B. of Atlanta, Georgia for taking me out to one of their favorite food joints - Fox Brothers Barbeque.
Tequila Time: Cabo Wabo is the Tequila of choice while watching the Winter Olympics as it will warm your innards and lighten the burdens which are on your mind. Sammy Hagar has personally approved Cabo Wabo and the Weber Blue Agave ingredients that help create its great taste and aroma.
Buenos Noches y Saludos Compadres Mios,
Author, Writer & CEO – MY BAD TEQUILA
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