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Boris’ Cow | September 12, 2010

I have a candidate for the Most Memorable Character column in the Readers’ Digest. I am talking about Boris, a Russian cab driver from my local company.

He is one of the funniest and most charming drivers I have ever had.

A couple of years ago he asked us if we could recommend a girlfriend for his son who was having trouble meeting nice young women.

Every time he has driven us since then, we ask about his son.

This past summer Boris picked us up at the airport and when asked he said that yes, his son had found a steady  girlfriend.

Now 28 his son was seriously dating a blonde Polish girl.

He volunteered that at first her parents were not crazy about the idea of her getting serious with a Jew but they were growing to accept him.

Boris went on to tell us about how he came to get married 30 years ago.

He said in a dialect that is a joy to the ear: one morning I wake up and say to myself–Boris you need a son! He was not married at that time but still wanted a son.

So he proceeded to go through his little black book, eliminating most of the entries because they were too fat, too ugly etc.— he finally settled on one lady who still looked pretty good.

So he called her up and said: How about I take you to movie…then we get married.

She said: Boris, I like you and we go to a movie…but I can’t marry you cause I don’t know you!

So they went to the movie and after it was over he said to her: I handsome man…I give you four days…then I call and ask you again.

So he did and after some initial hesitation, she said: OK I marry you.

Two years later their son was born.

My Russian cab driver prompted me to think of another Boris.

There is an old Russian legend that seemed apropos for Soviet Russia.

There were two men…Boris and Ivan.  The only difference between them was that Boris had a cow and Ivan did not.

One day while walking in the country, a genie appeared to Ivan and offered him just one wish.

Ivan said, I want Boris’ cow to die.

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Ivan's death wish

Ivan’s class envy was so intense that, rather than enhance his own situation with anything the genie could give him, he drew more pleasure from having him take away his rival’s cow.

It was unfair that Boris had a cow and he didn’t.

For three generations the left has been conditioning the American people to think of fairness and equality as the hallmark civic virtues, more important than patriotism and religious faith.

Since FDR, all we have heard is that the rich and how bad these fat cats were for being wealthy.

As a result they have convinced millions of American voters it would be preferable to be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.

This is a sick attitude that has been poisoning the minds and hearts of millions of Americans who have bought their perverse message.

The left’s idea of human equality is far different from that of the founding generation who believed that all men were made equal in the image and likeness of God.

They never meant to imply that they were equal in height, skills, intelligence and drive.

They believe that human equality has nothing to do with God and everything to do with government.

They use it effectively as a political slogan the ruling has skillfully wrapped its big government agenda in the rhetoric of the Declaration of Independence just as Lincoln had done during the Civil War.

In practice the left subscribes to the Orwellian notion all are equal but some are more equal.

An  illustration involved ABC’s Charlie Gibson’s pointed question to Senator Obama during one of the primary debates with Hilary Clinton in 2008.

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All about fairness

Gibson explained to Obama that the empirical data showed that when tax rates are low more money flows into the government coffers.

Obama did not challenge Gibson’s facts but merely said that to him it was more an issue of fairness.

Like the legendary Ivan, according to our  president, there is something basically unfair about someone having something more than someone else.

In Obama’s mind he should be the arbiter of America’s wealth and poverty.

It is not above his pay grade to take it away from those that have more…like Boris and his late cow.

So even if his tax increases on those who have more wind up increasing the deficit because he has made no effort to rein in his lavish spending on union payoffs and bailouts, as long as the rich are suffering then it is OK.

Does this false logic makes sense to anyone?  Is President Obama living in the real world?

Does that not validate my early post about liberals being mentally ill because they cannot live in a real world of facts and truth?

Many people would like to give the president the benefit of the doubt…that he is just inexperienced and we should be granted more time so he can learn how to change things.

Yeah and Nero just needed some more music lessons and Boris didn’t need his cow!

Needed music lessons



  1. Surely Obama’s logic at the time, should have sent warning bells to the majority of the intelligentsia Of the United States of America who, through a democratic process elected him as President of their country.
    That would have been my logic and I’m no intellectual.

    Comment by Lynne Newington — September 13, 2010 @ 1:00 am

  2. Obama was placed in positon by those behind the throne. He was given a job to destroy and is intelligent and is doing a great job causing a fallen republic to make room for socialism and connumism. No ifs, ands and buts. Hang on, its coming. Like it or not.

    Comment by Mary B — September 14, 2010 @ 1:08 am

  3. This post is awesome, and since I frequently mention that debate in which Barry revealed his true colors, or I should say color, as in red), I want to personally invite you to listen to my show. You can find it here

    I am going to link to this post at also.

    I was thinking about this Russian legend for a while, and I was looking for a site that linked to it, so thanks!

    Comment by conservativewarriorprincess — September 23, 2010 @ 7:21 pm

    • Thanks–I’ll try to listen if I can figure out the technology. I am very technophobic. Calculators scare me. BB

      Comment by bbprof — September 23, 2010 @ 8:39 pm

  4. […] presidential debates, in which the One revealed that he was, and is, a socialist: Please check out this excellent post, which not only reminds us of the unusual occasion in which Charlie Gibson took some smart pill, […]

    Pingback by Class envy and Cows « Conservativewarriorprincess Blog — September 23, 2010 @ 8:11 pm

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After graduating from Holy Cross, Bill Borst earned an MA in Asian History from St. John's University and a Ph.D in American History from St. Louis University. (1972) A former New Yorker, he taught for many years in the St. Louis area, while also hosting a weekly radio show on WGNU from 1984-2006. He currently is a regular substitute for conservative Phyllis Schlafly on KSIV radio. (1320) He is the author of two books on social history, "Liberalism: Fatal Consequences," and "The Scorpion and the Frog: A Natural Conspiracy." He just retired as the Features editor of the Mindszenty Foundation Monthly Report. In his 11 years from 2003-2013 he wrote nearly 130 essays on Catholic culture and world affairs. Many in St. Louis also know him as the "Baseball Professor," because of a course that he offered at Maryville College from 1973-74. It was arguably the first fully-accredited baseball history course in the Midwest.The author of several short books on the old St. Louis Browns, he started the St. Louis Browns Historical Society in 1984. In 2009 his first two plays were produced on the local stage. "The Last Memory of an Ol' Brownie Fan," ran six performances at the Sound Stage in Crestwood and "A Perfect Choice" ran for two performances at the Rigali Center Theater in Shrewsberry. His third play, "A Moment of Grace," ran six performances at DeSmet High School in January of 2011with First Run Theater in January of 2011. He is currently working on a 4th play, "A Family Way," which is a comedy about a happy dysfunctional family. He can reached at







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