America in all its Glory

Mabry Mill, Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia

What a gorgeous shot of Mabry Mill in the Blue Ridge Mountains (Virginia). Such a peaceful, serene setting.

Sitting on the edge of the water. Taking a worm and baiting it on the hook of a line that is attached to a long, thin tree branch. Gently "cast" the line into the water. Now to sit quietly, watching the dragonflies skip across the surface of the calm water. Listening to the frogs calling to one another. All the thoughts of your daily life are no longer with you - all you are thinking about at this moment is the beauty of the trees, where they simply meld into the banks of the water.

Who cares if you ever get a nibble on your line. Just to enjoy this moment that you will never live again. That is life!

Every crime committed by an illegal immigrant should never have happened!!!

Read my posting under Illegal Immigrants.

A quote from President Theodore Roosevelt addressed on immigration in 1907:

"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American ... There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag ... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language ... and we have room for but one sole loyalty, and that is a loyalty to the American people."

Monday, July 23, 2007

How many children are too many children?

A judge on Wednesday, July 18, 2007, ordered that seven children be removed from their house in Lubbock, Texas. The mother of the children, who ranged in age from 9 years to 11 months, miscarried an eighth, which led to the discovery of the dead fetus in a baby wipe box in the refrigerator. Authorities came to the home after the mother called a funeral home trying to find a casket for the fetus. The children are now in foster care.

I cannot believe that in this day and age, people still do not use some type of birth control! Of course, it is easier to have children you cannot afford so you can collect money for each child.

I think if you have children you cannot afford, that instead of our government paying these people, they should remove the child from the home and put it up for adoption. I bet you would find that people would learn how to use birth control real quick!


Anonymous said...

I've wondered sometimes why women on welfare don't have to get one of those once a month birth control shots. After the first baby, get a shot when you pick up your welfare check. Get off welfare, then you can have more babies if you want. But I don't understand having one baby after another when you can't pay for their care.

sanityrules said...

I came from a family of 6 girls. My Dad was a farmer, my Mom helped him and made all of our clothes. We did not have much money. But not once did my parents depend on anyone for anything.

But this was a very different generation. Then it was common to have large families (especially farmers - I think they kept trying for a boy!!).

Every one of us was born in a hospital and my Dad paid cash for the hospital bill.

We often times had pretty lean meals. Pinto beans was a staple on our table (to this day, have a hard time eating them!!).

Of us 6 girls, one sister has 2 children, another has no children and the other 4 of us has one child each.

We had children according to what we could afford. Do not understand the thinking of people who do not understand this concept.