Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day

A day to remember all who have served us and are currently serving us in the armed forces of the United States of America.  This day was instituted to honor and remember the participants in our own Civil War where over 600,000 lives were lost.  Today we continue to find cause to send our young men and women into harms way to defend the freedoms we have come to appreciate here in the U. S.

I salute all who have volunteered to serve their country in the combined armed forces of the United States of America.  I pray that we will return to a firm belief in the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus Christ to restore our relationship with God.  I am convinced he brought the United States of America  into existence through miraculous means and has blessed it mightily for a specific purpose.  I pray that we will humbly bow and thank him for his bountiful blessings.

 Out of revolution,
the grip of monarch’s rule.
Driven by freedom.
Founded on values
from God’s holy book,
the glue that binds,
in trust,
its varied masses.


Through fire of war,
was forged in strength
a strong republic.


And though the vision dims
in her prosperity,
she rises to the challenge
when tyrants seek
to quell her voice.


Blessed by God,
we must hold those
values close
that bound
our loose knit colonies
in their infancy.


Dennis Price

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. Mark Twain

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Awaiting God's Symphony

The land is parched and dry
beneath the summer sun
and one might question,
why its been so long since rain
has spattered softly in the dust
until the droplets blend
in numbers large enough to
soak the crust and run in rivulets
steaming in the heat with
pitter, patter beat
backed up by lights
behind gray clouds
and roar of distant tympani?

First pianissimo, then forte
as the lightning cymbals crash
and drum roll thunder shakes
the core.

The howling wind joins in
for harmony and takes the
movement down to pianissimo
once more
then fades to blue.

Dennis Price

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Webster's New World College Dictionary -  (For our president and others of his ilk)

We get it Mr. President - No law abiding citizen is against Legal Immigration.
                                       No law abiding citizen is for ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION.

Perhaps you should re-read your oath.

Illegal:  prohibited by law; against the law; unlawful; illicit.
Immigration:  An act or instance of immigrating.

There is a legal process for immigration to the United States of America.  It is involved, and designed to help us control the number and quality of people passing our borders.  I don't know of any country, civilized or primitive, that has an open immigration policy.  

The Border Patrol officers on the ground are not to blame for the inefficiency in the war to stop ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION. 


This policy has created an atmosphere where state and local law enforcement are pitted against federal officers.  The federal officers are put in the position of having to act against local officers who are doing what the law says to do.  In border states, the local laws are exactly the same as the federal law and should be enforced vigorously by both entities.

Illegal Immigrants coming out of Mexico are not all poor Mexicans.  Democrats please note:  Here are some of the others;


When you allow illegal immigration here is what you get;

A huge population of ignorant, ungrateful welfare parasites who give back nothing.  They fill our prisons, hospitals, jails, and schools.  They drag down the entire country, and using their counterfeit documents they become a willing participants in voting ILLEGALLY for DEMOCRATS who promise to support their continued presence in the United States.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Obama gets Osama

Across New York City, joy that 'Obama got Osama'

"Last August, after years of painstaking work by our intelligence community, I was briefed on a possible lead to bin Laden," Obama said. "It was far from certain. And it took many months to run this thread to ground. I met repeatedly with my national security team as we developed more information about the possibility that we could locate bin Laden hiding within a compound deep inside Pakistan."

Last week, Obama said, "I determined that we had enough intelligence to take action and authorized an operation to get Osama bin Laden and bring him to justice."

"Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan," the president continued. "A small team of Americans carried out the operation with extraordinary courage and capability. No Americans were harmed. They took care to avoid civilian casualties. After a firefight they killed Osama Bin Laden and took custody of his body."

"I've made clear, just as President Bush did shortly after 9/11, that our war is not against Islam," Obama said. "Bin Laden was not a Muslim leader. He was a mass murderer of Muslims. Indeed, al Qaeda slaughtered scores of Muslims in many countries including our own."

By Tom Cohen, CNN

From Audacity of Hope:
 "I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in
 an ugly direction."  Barack Hussein Obama

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Oppressive Government

“The American Constitution is remarkable for its simplicity; but it can only suffice a people habitually correct in their actions, and would be utterly inadequate to the wants of a different nation. Change the domestic habits of the Americans, their religious devotion, and their high respect for morality, and it will not be necessary to change a single letter of the Constitution in order to vary the whole form of their government.”  
19th-century observer of American life Francis Grund

Many find my questioning of the motives and methods of government tiring.  Don't worry, I do too.  However, I wonder why those entrusted with governing don't have the same questions.  I wonder why those in the various media outlets don't question obvious inconsistencies between what is said and what is done.  We cannot legislate all the wrongs of the world anymore than we can subsidize all the social ills.  At some point people have to take personal responsibility and do something for themselves.  Evidence is plentiful all around us of people who have abandoned their moral and civil responsibilities.  I could rant all day about seemingly little things which people do and don't do that manifest their dependence on someone else to do what they should do for themselves.  Many good people are overwhelmed by the thought of taking corrective action and immerse themselves in nature and doing meaningless things to take care of crises designed purposely to distract.  It is like a magician directing your attention away from one hand in order to do something "magical" with the other.  What really is happening in government?

The size of government threatens the American way of life as we know it. The solution is straightforward — cut government. A vibrant grassroots movement insists that it happen, and Washington is lousy with rival plans for how to go about it.  Rich Lowry

I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government
from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of
them.  Thomas Jefferson

As a final note of how much the U.S. government has increased its borrowing and spending, in February 2011 alone we borrowed and spent $222 billion. That’s almost 40 percent more than in ALL of 2007.
Robert Wiedemer

Hope 'n' Change: Improper Payments

Federal agencies reported making $125 billion in improper payments in 2010, 94 percent of which came from social spending programs. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) defines improper payments as outlays that are overpayments, underpayments, or insufficiently documented payments, including, but not always, fraudulent claims. The $125 billion was spread across 70 different programs in 20 federal agencies. The bulk of the problem showed up in areas such as -- surprise -- Medicare ($34 billion), Medicaid ($22 billion), and unemployment insurance ($17.5 billion).

To put the $125 billion worth of improper payments in perspective, according to the Treasury Department, the entire State Department spent just over $11 billion in 2010, the Justice Department spent $16 billion, and NASA spent $17 billion. In other words, last year it cost more for the government to absorb fraud and poor accounting practices than it did to implement our foreign policy (such as it is), administer justice at a federal level, and fund our entire space program. The GAO said that the high total of improper payments was a result of the government's spending more money. This makes the solution to this problem even more obvious -- cut spending.

From the Left: The Enemies List

The Obama administration, fearful of the Supreme Court's 2010 Citizens United ruling in favor of free speech, is looking to change the rules of the campaign game for 2012. The administration is demanding that potential federal contractors make known any political donations over $5,000 made by the contracting company or its executives. Government contractors are already required to disclose political contributions to candidates, but this order will expand that to include independent groups, a category in which conservatives outspent liberals in the last election cycle.

The implications are obvious: If a company wants to win a federal contract while Obama is in the White House, it had better have a campaign donation record that reflects greater support for Democrats. Leftists attempted to rig the corporate donation game in 2010 with the Disclose Act, but it failed to pass. Now the White House is again extra-constitutionally taking matters into its own hands with the same intent -- reduce the overall dollar amount received in donations by independent conservative groups. Federal labor unions don't have to worry, though. The SEIU, AFL-CIO and other groups that brought Obama some $200 million worth of support in 2008 are conveniently exempted from the new disclosure rules in the executive order. Perhaps they slipped the president's mind.

How does this work out in real life?

Obama's Silence on Boeing Is Unacceptable

The president's appointees have moved to block the company from building planes in my state. He owes us an explanation.

By NIKKI HALEY - The governor of South Carolina

In October 2009, Boeing, long one of the best corporations in America, made an announcement that changed the economic outlook of South Carolina forever: The company's second line of 787 Dreamliners would be produced in North Charleston.
In choosing to manufacture in my state, Boeing was exercising its right as a free enterprise in a free nation to conduct business wherever it believed would best serve both the bottom line and the employees of its company. This is not a novel or complicated idea. It's called capitalism.
Boeing has since poured billions of dollars into a new, state-of-the art facility in South Carolina's picturesque Low Country along the Atlantic coast. It has created thousands of good jobs and joined the long tradition of distinguished and employee-friendly corporations that have found a home, and a partner, in the Palmetto State.
This a win-win for South Carolina, for Boeing, and for the global clients who will see Dreamliners rolling off the North Charleston line at the rate of 10 a month, starting with the first one next year. But, as is often the case, a win for people and businesses is a loss for the labor unions, which rely on coercion, bullying and undue political influence to stay afloat.
South Carolina is a right-to-work state, and we're proud that within our borders workers cannot be required to join a labor union as a condition of employment. We don't need unions playing middlemen between our companies and our employees. We don't want them forcefully inserted into our promising business climate. And we will not stand for them intimidating South Carolinians.
That is apparently too much for President Obama and his union-beholden appointees at the National Labor Relations Board, who have asked the courts to intervene and force Boeing to stop production in South Carolina. The NLRB wants Boeing to produce the planes only in Washington state, where its workers must belong to the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.
Let's be clear: Boeing is a great corporate citizen in Washington and in South Carolina. The company chose to come to our state because the cost of doing business is low, our job training and work force are strong, and our ports are tremendous. The fact that we are a right-to-work state is an added bonus.
The actions by the NLRB are nothing less than a direct assault on the 22 right-to-work states across America. They are also an unprecedented attack on an iconic American company that is being told by the federal government—which seems to regard its authority as endless—where and how to build airplanes.
The president has been silent since his hand-selected NLRB General Counsel Lafe Solomon, who has not yet been confirmed by the United States Senate as required by law, chose to engage in economic warfare on behalf of the unions last week.
While silence in this case can be assumed to mean consent, President Obama's silence is not acceptable—not to me, and certainly not to the millions of South Carolinians who are rightly aghast at the thought of the greatest economic development success our state has seen in decades being ripped away by federal bureaucrats who appear to be little more than union puppets.
This is not just a South Carolina issue, and President Obama owes the people of our country a response. If they get away with this government-dictated economic larceny, the unions won't stop in our state.
The nation deserves an explanation as to why the president's appointees are doing the machinist union's dirty work on the backs of the businesses and workers of South Carolina.

Do you feel safe?