The Myth of Perfect Docility
In 1906, John D. Rockefeller made the following statement: “In our dreams we have limitless resources and the people yield themselves with perfect docility to our molding hands. The present educational conventions fade from our minds, and unhampered by tradition, we work our own goodwill upon a grateful and responsive rural folk…. The task we set before ourselves is a very beautiful one, to train | Read More »
If Social Conservatives Are Silenced….What Then?
Disclaimer: This diary post is not intended to express the views of all individuals who profess to be social conservatives. Most of the social conservatives I know respect and appreciate traditional values and principles, such as honesty, integrity, truthfulness, sincerity, generosity, courage, dependability, reliability, trustworthiness, faithfulness, self-reliance, personal accountability, prudence, wisdom, perseverance, hopefulness, patience, forbearance, loyalty….the list of values and principles is long, many beyond | Read More »
Who is “The Forgotten Man”? We are.
For those who haven’t seen this short video by Jon McNaughton regarding his painting entitled “The Forgotten Man”, I hope you follow the link provided below to watch the video. The painting is vivid in the image it presents of the crisis that our country is facing. The brief video developed by Jon McNaughton is very compelling. This is what it is all about. Who | Read More »
So, Why Did Harvard University Sell Its Holdings In Israel?
Maybe some of the folks on RS with economic expertise can explain this one. “In another blow to Israeli shares, the Harvard Management Company notified the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Friday that it had sold all its holdings in Israeli companies during the second quarter of 2010. No reason for the sale was mentioned. The Harvard Management Company manages Harvard University’s endowment.” | Read More »
To Chancellor Merkel et al., one American thanks you.
Okay, so it’s a bit embarassing when people from other countries show more of respect for the horrific events that occured on Sept. 11, 2001 than the leaders of our own country are inclined to do. And I’m sure that an interest in protecting their own people probably played a part in the choice that Germany has made. I can’t help but appreciate it all | Read More »
Get ready for more South Carolina intrigue!!
Here’s a copy of the statement from AP… ___________________________________________________________________________________________ SC’s Greene indicted on felony obscenity charge By MEG KINNARD (AP) – 1 hour ago COLUMBIA, S.C. — Longshot U.S. Senate candidate Alvin Greene has been indicted on a felony charge of showing pornography to a South Carolina college student. Court records show a grand jury in Richland County handed down the indictment Friday for disseminating, | Read More »
An Interview with Herman Cain
This video interview with Herman Cain is posted over at Hot Air this evening. I enjoyed it. The more I see of this gentleman, the more I like him. I especially appreciated his comments about Mr. Dodd and Mr. Franks. I don’t know Mr. Cain that well, but after watching him in this video I was curious as to some of the items he had | Read More »
Just how far will PC go? Eye rollers, Beware!
Okay, so sometimes the case for PC, or “behavioral modification techniques” if you want to get really technical, goes to such extremes that I can’t help but laugh. We can all use a laugh from time to time. I thought that perhaps there might be other RS readers who would enjoy this particular source of laughter as much I have. If you plan to take | Read More »
Is health care autonomy DOA? Maybe not.
There are plenty of us who want to see PPACA, commonly referred to as Obamacare, repealed. Realistically speaking, the first opportunity for this to happen will be in 2012, totally dependent on our getting a Republican President who will push the issue on repeal and enough people in Congress who will support that effort. I’m not trying to shoot down repeal. I just have my | Read More »
One of our favorite people gets support (sort of) from the last place expected
The truth being told, I would rather have my teeth pulled with no meds than to visit the NY Times website for information on anything, but a short post at Town Hall piqued my interest. So I overcame my extreme repulsion of the type of nonsense this particular source of “news” (sarc) is inclined to print and clicked on the link. Lo and behold, I | Read More »
Issa’s Report on Oil Spill Management
Rep. Issa has just turned in the report for the Committe on Oversight and Government Reform regarding the response of the current administration to the oil spill. Connect to the link for the report here. The title of the report is shown below: ___________________________________________________________________________________ How the White House Public Relations Campaign on the Oil Spill is Harming the Actual Clean-up Frontline Accounts of Oil Spill | Read More »
A Letter to Republican Leadership…Get Your Priorities Right.
I’m going to send this letter to every Republican elected official that I can find a link to. It’s my own words in this letter, but perhaps if enough us begin to stress the point that we are looking for a specific kind of leadership and that we will gladly support them on this, they’ll get the idea. A general letter to Republican leaders: If | Read More »
Now, It’s Bobby Jindal’s Turn
During the evening on Tuesday, while most of us were probably watching the events taking place in various elections, President Obama’s administration ordered Governor Bobby Jindal to halt putting sand berms into place on the Lousiana shoreline. The details are here, if you care to see them. How did Governor Jindal respond? But Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a Republican who has been critical of the | Read More »
Preserving Our Nation’s History and My Own Way of Doing It
This is just an FYI diary. Today, I went out bargain shopping with a specific purpose in mind. I always like a bargain, so excursions of this sort are no hardship for me. Still, I had a specific purpose in mind today. I’ve been thinking how tragic it is that the history books used in our public school system are so vastly distorted from the | Read More »
How a Camouflage Hat and Little Plastic Soldiers Holding Little Plastic Guns Leads to a Change in School Policy.
Young David Morales, a second-grade student in Rhode Island, found himself between the proverbial rock and the hard place last week. Students were asked to design hats for a class project. David designed a hat depicting soldiers in our military. The little plastic soldiers on David’s hat held little plastic guns. The school responded by banning the hat as being a violation of their “no | Read More »
Puh-rew-dens? What is Puh-rew-dens?
Of all the topics near and dear to my heart, the issue of human character is the one that I appreciate the most. Every once in a while, I get a chance to share some of the things that I’ve learned about character development with those around me. I experienced such an event earlier this evening, and I want to share it with you. The | Read More »
Tea Party Surprise!
Tea partiers in Douglas County got an inspirational surprise at a recent gathering. I’ve copied the link so we can enjoy it as well! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9_bP219ehQ
Great new inspirational song!!!
I still really stink at connecting videos with embedded links, so I’m posting the link from you tube so that RS visitors can listen to this song. It’s by Jonathan Kahn, aka “Jon David” and the song is named “An American Heart”. It is totally unapologetic song for loving and appreciating our nation and respecting our heritage. I hope you enjoy it as much as | Read More »
Okay, Austin, now that it is in your own back yard…
Thinking about heading to southern Texas to do some bass fishing? You might want to check out this alert from the Texas Department of Public Safety before you go. _____________________________________________________________________________________ “Citing several armed robberies and attempted armed robberies on Falcon Lake in Zapata County, the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department and the Zapata County Sheriff’s Office are strongly urging | Read More »
Evil Republicans get in the way of watching porn on the job…government job, that is.
Those evil Republicans who don’t care about jobs are at it again!!! The COMPETES bill, which was another jobs bill that supposedly was to increase investment in science, research and training, was shelved today when Republican’s included an amendment that prohibits taxpayer’s dollars from being used “to salaries to those officially disciplined for violations regarding the viewing, downloading, or exchanging of pornography, including child pornography, | Read More »