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."

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The ship is sinking, but the Captain refuses to believe it!!!

It was just announced that the SCHIP (State Children's Health Insurance Program) bill passed the House by a 265-159 vote. But it was not enough votes (barely!!!) to override Bush's promised veto.

This may be a lose for the moment. But it is such a gain in the number of pro votes, once Bush is out of office, I am sure that this will come up again and will pass at that time.

The Captain refuses to see his ship is sinking. He proudly stands at the bow of the boat with Napoleonic hat and coat, with his hand firmly tucked in between two buttons on his coat - continuing to look every bit like an idiot.

He truly is doing everything he can to leave office with an admirable legacy. He is about 6 years too late to think about that. He has destroyed any chance of ever being viewed as a President that did something good during his term of office.

Each time he opens his mouth, he continues to show his lack of a valid education. A man who is the head of the most powerful nation in the world has no valid excuse for not knowing the difference between Austrilia and Austria.

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