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

Once again, an idiot opens his mouth!

Ottawa (Reuters) – The premier of Ontario has apologized to a young black man who received an e-mail from a government worker referring to him as a “ghetto dude”, officials said on Monday.
Evon Reid, a political science student living in a part of Toronto where levels of black joblessness are high, had sent a message to the bureaucracy of the Canadian province of Ontario asking about a job application.
He then received an e-mail from a government worker - - a message meant for colleagues but mistakenly sent to Reid - - saying, “This is the ghetto dude that I spoke to before”.
What on earth is it going to take for people to realize that they need to THINK BEFORE OPENING YOUR MOUTH!!

I don't care what you may be thinking in your pea sized brain. Not everything you think needs to be spoken.

As civilized people, surely we are aware of just how what we say affects others, whether words or spoken in private and not intended for others to hear or not.

This is not just about political correctness. It is about common sense and civility!

If people who open their mouths to such crudeness were severely penalized, or if the words were truly horrific, then fired on the spot, then I think people would think twice about what they say.

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