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, September 24, 2007

From "The Conservative Post"

I came across a blog - with the post title of "Study: Liberals Read More Than Conservatives… and They’re Still Stupid"
Big story in the socialist media this week…
WASHINGTON (AP) — Liberals read more books than conservatives. The head of the book publishing industry’s trade group says she knows why — and there’s little flattering about conservative readers in her explanation.”

The Karl Roves of the world have built a generation that just wants a couple slogans: ‘No, don’t raise my taxes, no new taxes,”‘ Pat Schroeder, president of the American Association of Publishers, said in a recent interview. “It’s pretty hard to write a book saying, ‘No new taxes, no new taxes, no new taxes’ on every page.”

So it turns out that self described liberals read on average 8 books a year vs. 7 for self described conservatives… and this is passes for news. The fact that a polling group wasted their time and resources try to make some sort of correlation to anything, amazes me. The not-so subtle message here is that conservatives are stupid because they don’t read as many books as libs… well, I actually think it proves just the exact opposite. Have the researchers considered the following alternate explanations for the difference:

- that it is well established that liberals are prone to stretching the truth… how do we know they really read as many books as they claim?

- because conservatives actually have work to do, as productive members of society, versus your typical pot-smoking, tree-huggin, hippie lib type out there mooching of us capitalists

- because we conservatives are family values types who would rather spend our free time playing with our kids, versus your typical limousine lib that has their nanny raising their family

Amazing how someone can turn this research around to their benefit. The conversatives need review video of speeches by not only GWB, but many of the Republican legislators. Rhetoric and repitition of Republican coined phrases. They have a hard time creating an original thought, especially GWB.

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