Sending Toby Keith to Saudi Arabia Is a Genius Move

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Will Truman

Will Truman is the Editor-in-Chief of Ordinary Times. He is also on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar Will H. says:

    Both the American heartland and the Gulf states are places that revere the wild and past, when life was simpler and purer—whether cowboys on the sweeping prairies or bedouins who, in some cases, only settled down a few decades ago.

    This was jaw-dropping, literally.
    I am amazed that people would actually believe such nonsense, or associate cowboys with the heartland.

    How many hands does it take to drive a herd of corn to market?
    How many days a week do these “cowboys” out in the heartland spend riding fence to make sure the soybeans don’t meander off?

    I mistakenly thought the differences between plant and animal were plainly apparent.

    Some very uncomplimentary inferences I’m making about such people right now.Report

    • Avatar Nevermoor in reply to Will H. says:

      And here I thought the farmer and the cowman should be friends…

      (but yes, agreed)Report

    • Avatar George Turner in reply to Will H. says:

      Well, soybeans can be particularly ornery.

      What’s also largely forgotten is that about a fourth of the cowboys were black, and ranchers had been using west African slaves for cattle drives, searching out those from particular tribes whose traditional way of life was traveling on the trail with cattle. European ranching never involved driving cattle all over Europe, as Europe was a bunch of little farms with no vast open spaces anywhere. European folks didn’t know how to do cowboy. Africans did. So they taught us.Report

  2. Avatar pillsy says:

    Sending him is a genius move. Bringing him back, on the other hand….Report

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