Saturday, October 3, 2009


While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75-year old rancher, whose hand was caught in the gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. Eventually the topic got around to President Obama.

The old rancher said, "Well, ya know, Obama is a 'post turtle.'" Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a 'post turtle' was.

The old rancher said, "When you're driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a 'post turtle.'"

The old rancher saw the puzzled look on the doctor's face so he continued to explain. "You know he didn't get up there by himself, he doesn't belong up there, and he doesn't know what to do while he's up there, and you just wonder what kind of idiot put him up there to begin with."

I have no idea where this originated, but do want to thank Liz for forwarding it to Poison Pero, over at Right Is Right, from whom I stole it.


Dan said...

That was funny.

Z said...

I'd heard the story but love the picture! SO TRUE! SO SO SO SAD.

RaLph of BAton RoUge said...

Loved it.

Mark said...

I wrote a post long ago about Billy Graham. It is found here. The illustration of a post turtle was used in a more positive light in an interview with Franklin Graham, Billy Graham's son, Franklin was asked what makes his father so effective in his ministry. Franklin replied that his father was like a "turtle on a fence post". That turtle didn't get there on his own, he had to have been put there by someone else. He said his father is a man of God and took special care that he would never allow himself to be put in positions in which he would look as if he was anything other than a man of God.