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."

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Should we buy from stores that carry this?

Media Post's Marketing Daily reports that Macy's pulled a T-Shirt "aimed at Hispanic shoppers" which reads "Brown Is The New White" from stores in Georgia and Texas. The store issued an apology to customers who found the merchandise offensive. But good news! If you live in those states and you're looking for the "banned" tee, just check out eBay, where it's going for the bargain price of $9.99 (the "buy it now" price is $16.99). You could also just drive across the border (to another state, that is) -- there's a Macy's in Birmingham, Alabama.

This T-shirt is offensive in ways that cannot be put into words. This T-shirt should be pulled from EVERY store in the US.

Just what is the meaning of the words? How would you take it?

For me, it is the same things as those who march in our Independence Day Parade, carrying the Mexican Flag, all the while saying they want to be US citizens.

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