July 7, 2010

"We Stand on Guard for Thee..."

 Your BC government at work...

For those of you who have never traveled much in “cattle” country, cattle guards are horizontal steel rails placed at fence openings, in dug-out places in the roads adjacent to highways (sometimes across highways), to prevent cattle from crossing over that area. For some reason the cattle will not step on the "guards," probably because they fear getting their feet caught between the rails.

A few months ago, British Columbia Premier Gordon Campbell received and was reading a report that there were over 100,000 cattle guards in BC. BC ranchers had protested his proposed changes in grazing policies, so he ordered the Agriculture Minister to fire half of the "cattle" guards immediately!!

Before the Minister could respond and presumably try to straighten him out, Leader of the Opposition Carol James, intervened with a request that.. before any "cattle" guards were fired, they must be given six months of retraining.

And these people are running our Province???

(Ok, so this is actually an urban myth but I love it.  The reason it keeps getting passed around is because it's just so damned believable.)


drollgirl said...

snicker. your government is about as smart and efficient as mine.

amanda @ Rambling of an Empty Mind said...

OMG, I couldn't contain my laughter or need to share this one. I thought things were bad her in Ontario...I think this one takes the governmental gafaw cake!