Imagine, if you will: You’re driving along the road, minding your own business, when you pull up behind one of those great big pickups that would be very useful hauling feed and seed or towing a horse trailer, but which is way too clean and unscratched to have ever seen an actual farm.

As you prepare to pass this wheeled behemoth, your car is suddenly enveloped in a cloud of choking black smoke that causes you to weave dangerously. As you fight your way clear of the blinding cloud, you see the truck pulling off and faintly hear the derisive laughter of its occupants.

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Mark Hayes

It's all he has, he has worn the tread off these tired articles that all have already seen on the news, or read about, remember he is not a journalist, as he advertises with each article, he lives, writes and practices @ law.

jerry hart

With all the issues that are going on concerning the Administration, Rusty has written 2 articles over the last few weeks that have to do with less than .001% of Republicans. This one and the article about a similar obscure element of the Republican party.

How effective to ignore the IRS issue, the Immigrant Crisis (sorry-meant to say situation), the Bengazi issue that keeps coming back up, the Bergdahl swap that still makes no sense, The Middle East in crisis while Obama is fund raising again, and on and on.

Rusty, just Pick up any newspaper (not Time Magazine) and read the front page and it will give you material to write a column that interests Pilot Readers.

Frank Staples

You're right, was probably Jimmy H.

Mark Hayes

It takes a jackass to know a jackass.

Frank Staples

Well Dusty, you got me again...I saw the headline and thought you were actually going to write something about trucks...maybe even the kind of awesome four wheel drive rigs that I saw on my recent trip to Moab, Utah! But no, you let your hatred come boiling to the top again about Republicans, or Conservatives. Sorry your home training didn't take ( and knowing your family I do know you had a good up-bringing with a loving family) but then all the shooters recently have been described as good kids, local boys who had bad experiences somewhere in the growing up process and got their filthy hands on an "easily obtained" gun and the gun made them magically go bad and go out and shoot someone...usually another good kid simply trying to sell some pharmaceuticals. It happens, but I've actually been told that you also were a "good kid" coming from a good family with a good up-bringing...what happened along the way, Dusty, to cause this good kid to go all hatey with the right wingers??? Who did you hang around with on the street corners to develop all this hatred? Couldn't have been George Little, because he turned out pretty good on the right side of the fence!! Who was it, Dusty, that turned you to the Dark Side??? Was it Paul, or Jimmy?? Probably not because Paul was in the Navy...but wait, it could have been Jimmy!! Was it Jimmy, that turned you into a hating kind of guy, Dusty???

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