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, December 10, 2007

Press Secretary Perino joined the "Dumb as a Box of Rocks" club!!

JUST IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, during a press conference, Press Secretary Dana Perino was ask a question about the Cuban Missle Crisis and Bay of Pigs. Her response was that she did not know anything about them! Where did this person who works in the office of the highest position in the United States get her education? Geez, this was taught in our required educational system. Not having gone to college, I have no idea if this is covered in the history classes at that level.

But there is absolutely no excuse for ANYONE who went to school in the United States of America to not know what the Cuban Missle Crisis/Bay of Pigs was all about. Especially if you work in the White House Administration!!! Dana Perino is a perfect example of the "No Child Left Behind". She obviously fell through the cracks! I would love to read something written by her. Bet her sentence structure and possibly her spelling are lacking as well!!

Check it out at Perino: I Didn't Know What The Cuban Missile Crisis Was Be sure to read the responses to the article. They are priceless!!