Thursday, March 27, 2014

March Sailing


MARCH SAILING

It started out a lovely day
March breezes softly blew.
I pulled my sailboat to the lake
my wife the only crew.

But as we launched, clouds drifted in
cool wind began to gust.
It was my crewmate’s first assist
some training was a must.

My boat was small with open hull
no keel, just centerboard.
I turned her bow into the wind
set sail and ran from shore.

She heeled to starboard on a reach
my wife was seated there.
The gunnels touched the water line
her eyes were wide with fear.

The water finally breached the side
and roused her from the trance.
She crossed the hull and glared at me
with malice in her glance.

I took the hint and made for port
riding with the wind.
I’d have to find another crew

or sail alone again.

Dennis Price

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

State of the Union

I was not shocked when I started this post today to find that I had not posted since the first of January.  I have been in the doldrums of frustration.  I am frustrated with our nation's government.  I keep wondering when some of those elected to provide the checks and balances in government are going to realize they have some power.  I keep getting e-mails from various candidates promising to move for impeachment, indictment, removal, sanction, and a plethora of other justified actions against president Barack Hussein Obama.  However, at the end of each promising dissertation there is a place to donate my hard earned money to people who already have the job and are not doing what they were elected and sworn to do.  Am I going to watch the State of the Union address tonight?  No.  I already know the State of the Union.  I knew it while this unvetted and unqualified candidate was vying for the job.  I knew we were going to be in big trouble.  We now have a tyrant in office.  The Democrat National Committee lied to the American people in their sworn statement of their candidate's qualifications to hold the office.  However, only a moron would think otherwise.
Here are two selected passages from a piece posted on January 24, 2014 written by Rebecca Wilde.  Here is the site for the entire piece; http://patriotupdate.com/articles/missing-constitution-part-1-constitution-says-can/  .  

"No matter how old you are or what political philosophy you prefer,
America is not as free as when you were born. Before any of us were
born, our forefathers gave us the Constitution, not to spell out our
rights, but to recognize that we have rights that are natural or
God-given that the government neither grants nor may infringe. But the
Constitution does not guarantee anyone anything whatsoever. Only
America’s adherence to the Constitution could do that. To the extent
that we see it as the unique document that it is and revere it and
cherish and defend the rights it represents, it protects us, in its way.
But, ultimately, it is the people in a constitutional republic who stand
up for constitutional rights, if the people are to retain them."

" The Constitution says we are free to govern ourselves, but if we ignore
it, it obviously does not protect us from any of these things we have
come to expect from our government. If words on paper offered us magical
protection from infringement of our rights, we would enjoy all our
constitutional rights. But only a commitment to constitutional
principles could protect our freedom in the real world."

Rebecca has made a clear statement of our duties and responsibilities as citizens of this great nation.  We must fight to have the principles of Christianity adhered to in matters of government.  Our founders, who wrote the document, said it would not continue to work if we abandoned these principles.  We are selling our precious inheritance for a bowl of porridge.  We must demand in the strongest terms that those elected officials who are being paid to represent our interests do so.  If they do not, we must destroy their lucrative footholds and replace them with men of character.  Our State governments must start pushing back by reclaiming their Constitutionally mandated powers.  It is time for the voters of the United States of America to assert their Constitutionally guaranteed powers in limiting the Federal Government to its originally established role.  

 “Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith.”
– Alexis de Tocqueville


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Some Thoughts on 2014

OK, what are you looking at?  Yes, I've been on a diet for almost five weeks now.  I was trying to get a head start.  Yesterday I received a pedometer in the mail from my diet coach.  It came with instructions on how to use it.  One of the first things in the instructional pamphlet was "Do not ingest the battery, battery cover, or security strap."  They must have contacts inside the NSA.  I was just thinking how I'd kill for a nice tasty Lithium Coin Battery.  Sorry about not getting out the Christmas Letter this year.  I was trying to delete spam e-mails and "Like" all of your Facebook posts.  My life is a blur of excitement.  When I am not reading dieting instructions, measuring food amounts, and recording my daily activity in my diet journal, I am watching football. I'll bet you didn't know this;

No wonder I can sleep for three hours and still get the most important parts of the game.  The rest of the time is spent on time outs, commercials, booth reviews, penalty explanations, sports babe blathering, ex-player/ex-coach analysis, aligning the ball, equipment adjustment, regaining consciousness, waiting for temper tantrums to subside, and finally more sports babe interviews. What a rush.  I rarely go to games at the stadium because you end up watching it on T.V. anyway, and the ticket costs are about the same as my yearly Medi-Care premiums.

It looks like there is a lot of money in professional football.  Next year, the lowest paid rookie will make $420,000 a year.  Knowing that, I was surprised to find that;

My meager interest earnings are taxed along with just about everything else in my life.  Thank you IRS.  You may need those billions of 9 mm bullets when I let this cat out of the bag.  No wonder Jerry Jones does so well.  He's found the perfect racket.  I'll bet you didn't know that;

I'll bet if he saw basketball today, he would recommend helmets for it too.  I don't even recognize the game anymore.  Players maul each other the entire length of the court, they travel, double dribble, palm the ball, and hang from the basket rim.  I don't know how the refs even recognize a foul in all of the mayhem.  Well, I digress.  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that you will have a blessed 2014.

I must go now and update all of my electronic devices.  The daily update ritual is about to begin.  Just when I get comfortable with one site, they change it entirely.