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My bet is that BP will fix the leak, and clean up the spill completely before anyone moves an inch toward fixing the national debt.  Who do you have confidence in?

Approval Required?

Yep, he is in charge. It is his problem. He and his administration have been on it since day one. I don’t buy it at all. If he has been on it since day one, then why are the people of Louisiana begging for him to approve a measure that might prevent the ugly oil to breach their pristine beaches and estuaries?

“We want to make sure that what we are doing is the right thing,” he responds. We don’t want to throw money at a problem that doesn’t work.

In my fifty plus years on the job, if we had a plausible solution to a problem we tried it. Sometimes it cost a fortune, at other times it cost zip.  The cost usually didn’t mean squat if we were unable to ship product and our customers were waiting. The management gurus all preach “don’t be afraid to fail. Or, if you are not failing, you are not trying hard enough.”  The trick is to develop a record that has better than a 50% success rate. If you do that you are trying and succeeding.

Because POTUS lacks any real job experience, he doesn’t have a sense of urgency when it comes to solving real problems. His focus is directed toward creating a new “World Order.” One in which “we the people will be slaves” to the third world nations that are still trying to learn how to read.

When the Pilgrims landed on the shores of North America, they had very little in the way of resources. They did have brain power. Using their brains, and energy, they built a country called the United States of America. Historians will claim that they built the country on the backs of black slaves brought here to work against their will. That did happen, but I believe the USA would have happened even if slavery never existed.

City Farm

 

    I want this post to bring nostalgia to old timers, and to serve as a primer for young people. The current recession is not letting up. There are signs of economic recovery, but the news from Europe is not very good. The result may be another recession even deeper than the one we have now. The story below is from my childhood. My parents lived through the Great Depression. They knew how to survive. I was born at the end of the depression. My parents lived as though tomorrow would bring another depression. It took seventy-one years to happen, but it has finally arrived. We are on the edge of another Great Depression.

     We lived in a small two-story frame house situated on a 25 ft. wide lot in Chicago.  The house had a porch with steps leading to the city sidewalk.  Between the porch and the side walk there was room for a strip of flowers and a patch of grass.  The parkway had grass and occasionally a tree

     The space between our house and the neighbor’s was a gangway just wide enough to walk through. The back yard is what I want to describe in detail because it saved my family from starving. Immediately behind the house, dad had a postage stamp size lawn bordered on two sides by a flowerbed.  The third side was the sidewalk leading back to the alley; and the fourth side was the house. 

            At the end of the lot, dad built a one-car garage built directly on the ground.  He added a chicken coop to the side with a fenced open space for the birds.

            The plot of ground in between the garage-chicken-coop complex and the flowers along the edge of the lawn was mom’s veggie garden.  The lot was 120 feet long.  In that precious space, mom and dad managed to have a front lawn and flowerbed, a three-bedroom house, a back lawn and flowerbed, a vegetable garden, a chicken ranch and a garage.

            Mom had most of what she needed to feed the family growing right in the backyard.   She planted tomatoes, onions, kohlrabi, cabbage, corn, carrots, parsley, beans, peas, lettuce, radishes, cucumbers, zucchini and more.  What we could not use immediately, she preserved by canning (no freezers).  The chickens provided us with eggs and meat for Sunday dinners. When we did not have chickens, she switched to raising pigeons, and even rabbits.

    When mom could not grow enough in our backyard, she found an empty lot a block away and started another garden.

     Are you ready to begin farming the backyard to feed your family, or are you going to line up to get food stamps?

Leaky Walls

     I hope that world leaders know the value of time management, and the use of priorities to get things done.  Our world leader seems to need some instruction in the system. Here we are, faced with a situation on the southern border, a huge threat to national security, versus another one on the north that is friendly and relatively secure. The southern population is desperate to enter the USA, the northern population is happy to stay put.  Which direction would you go to fix the problem, north or south?

     You are right; the natural solution is to secure the border in the north. Why is that? Perhaps it is because you will encounter fewer people obstructing the way during construction.

     Read the news release in this link to see how the Department of Homeland Security is spending our tax dollars to not-fix the illegal immigration problem.

Do Walls Really Work?

It seems to me that China wouldn’t be anywhere if it weren’t for our disgraced President Nixon. It was he, who opened the door to the east and allowed the USA to export its entire manufacturing base to that country. Now, we have a President that apologizes for a heroic state that chooses to enforce our federal laws. Yep, we are a nation of laws alright.

I challenge Obama to look at China’s record of keeping people  out of China. They know that walls work. A five thousand-year history should be proof enough.

Had Obama spent his trillion-dollar stimulus money on a fence across the south and north borders, the economy would be booming and the illegal immigration problem would be under control.

I agree with Forrest Gump; “Stupid is as stupid does.

Mojave Caper

     This story begins after World War I, in 1934.  Many men from America fought in that war to save Europe from a dictator. Many of them never came home.  The ones that survived wanted to honor their fallen friends. One of them, a WWI Army medic has maintained a memorial shrine in the Mojave for fifty years. The VFW took over after John Riley Bembrey could no longer do the job. 

    The memorial is a cross atop a hill in the middle of God’s majestic and beautiful desert filled with Joshua trees, cactus, and rocky, sandy desolation. They chose the spot because those who went there, to honor the dead, could commune with nature, God, and possibly to speak to a fallen comrade.

     Not many people knew of or heard of this monument until recently when the cross became news. One of our fellow Americans saw the cross, and decided it upset his sensitive psyche. The man, a former National Park Service employee, filed a suit in federal court claiming that the cross was a violation of separation of church and state because it was on federal land, and it upset his sensitive psyche. The court ruled in his favor and covered the cross with plywood to appease him.

     The matter did not end with the plywood.  The ruling was appealed and brought before the Supreme Court. The Court ruled that the cross could stand because it is a symbol for fallen soldiers. Not to mention the bag of worms the court would open. Think of the thousands of crosses in military cemeteries all around the world. The government would have to remove them because we upset one person’s sensitivities.

Within two weeks of the Supreme Court ruling, the cross standing on a hill in the Mojave, disappeared. Who could have taken it? I have some leads for the FBI to follow. Here they are:

  1. the chicken shit employee who started the protest. Not a chance, the guy doesn’t have the balls to perform such an act.
  2. the ACLU. This is a better option. This decision is a loss for them. They would sooner defend a person’s right to atheism than the rights of those who fought and died for that right.  They also have the money to hire thugs who know what a hacksaw is. They themselves would never consider getting their lily white hands dirty outside of court.
  3. Obama. He is a prime suspect because he has claimed that America is not a Christian Nation. The Supreme Court ruling has discredited that claim by giving fallen soldiers an association with the symbol for Christianity. Since the Muslims deny the holocaust, it would not be surprising that they also deny the existence of the hundreds of thousands of crosses in military cemeteries proclaiming Christianity as a valid belief. He also has the resources to make it happen.
  4. the VFW. They may be taking the cross to more secure ground than federally owned land.
  5. lightning. A huge bolt of energy from heaven struck the cross and vaporized it. Surely, a sign that God is unhappy with America and the direction of “Change” we are taking.

     You can add many more possibilities to this list, but they will not bring the cross back. Nor, will another stupid reason bring honor back to the foolish destruction of a symbol honoring our military.

Pope Nancy I

How far will she go to advance her ultra-liberal agenda? It is my opinion that she will try to buy off the pope so she can speak infallibly to Catholics. Here are some of the things she would want Catholics to believe without challenge:

  1. Speaking to Catholic bishops and priests,  ” Some (who) oppose immigration reform are sitting in those pews, and you have to tell them that this is a manifestation of our living the gospels…”
  2. Curing drug addicts is cheaper than enforcing illegal immigration.
  3. Denying illegal immigrants the rights of US citizens is un-American.
  4. Abortion on demand is a woman’s right to choose.
  5. Tea Party people are racist.
  6. Gay marriage is the same as heterosexual marriage.
  7. The government will save billions on universal Obamacare.

I thank the Lord that the Catholic Church is smart enough to keep Nancy out of Rome. I wish the people of California were smart enough to keep her out of Washington.

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