Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Assassin-eight

The Eight Republikans that Killed Common Sense:

Mary Bono (Calif.), Michael Castle (Del.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), Leonard Lance (N.J.), Frank LoBiondo (N.J.), John McHugh (N.Y.), David Reichert (Wash.) and Christopher Smith (N.J.)

These representatives voted for the regressive Carbon Tax. Are you feeling underrepresented yet? Notice that all these representatives come from areas within the known range of the RINO. Hopefully Virginia's two senators will see this bill for the job killer that it is.

The science is still inconclusive on 'Global Warming.' Polar bear populations are INCREASING contrary to the hysteria about them all drowning as the ice flows shrink. Polar bear encounters are on the increase at places like Prudhoe Bay. The one thing that IS clear is that if you work the numbers the Carbon Tax will eviscerate the energy industry. That means lost jobs and slower recovery.

John Boehner points to independent studies that show a national energy tax will put millions of Americans out of work. The Heritage Foundation estimates it will cost the average family "nearly $3,000 per household per year." The Wall Street Journal says it is "likely to be the biggest tax in American history." President Obama himself said under his "cap and trade" plan, "electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket." How is that going to make American companies more competitive in the world market? The bill itself recognized that some 'relief' would be necessary for lower income energy buyers. It ignores the damage done to their "rich" employers who must buy energy to produce their product or service.

The oil company employee is endangered, the polar bear isn't.

ht/Rush, Lynn, Newt

The Cap and Tax Fiction, WSJ [cick to read].

Senate Report Debunks Polar Bear Extinction Fears [click to read].

Saturday, June 27, 2009


In the Midst of Depression, GM Envisioned
a Great Future for the American People...


Check Out the Video Promotion [click to watch] in Wired Magazine for the original Futurama. I saw Futurama II in 1965 and found it inspiring.

"Detailed miniatures are always compelling. It doesn't matter whetherthey are doll houses or model trains or it's Legoland, something about them just sucks you in. The 1939 Futurama had two other factors that compounded the fascination: first, a promise of personal car ownership(and after the Great Depression that sounded pretty good), and second, a grand vision of the future. Up until the Futurama, manufacturers had exhibited at fairs to show how they made their products, and then the Futurama came along and said, Here is how the future will feel. The 1939 audience wasn't used to having a company selling optimism, and it made their hearts sing." -- Dan Howland, editor of the Journal of Ride Theory as quoted in WIRED

It is a shame that GM is now a state run company. I doubt we'll see a Futurama III.

Carbon Tax Update

June 27th: CAP n Tax Pushed Thru House

Another Unread Bill Penalizing Americans as our representatives play games with our lives and incomes

How Did Your Representative Vote? [click to read]

Warren Buffett Says It's a Huge Tax
The Cap n Tax Fiction (Wall Street Journal)
CEI Alleges EPA Suppressed Findings
White House Report on Climate Change


Senator Warner (official website)
Richmond Area Office: 804-739-0247
Washington DC: 202-224-2023
Fax: 202-224-6295

Contact Senator Webb (official website)
Richmond Area Office: 804-771-2221
Washington DC: 202-224-4024
Fax: 202-228-6363

from The Richmond Tea Party

Thoughts for July 4th V

Front Royal Freedom Day
Richmond Tea Party

July 4th in Front Royal, Be There! [click to read].
July 4th in Richmond, Be There [click to read].

Friday, June 26, 2009

American SUV, 2012

How to Beat the Carbon Tax

The Carbon Tax passed the house today. I guess this might be one way to beat it.

Thoughts for July 4th IV

We Fought Hard to Not Be a Colony of
Europe... We Need to Again!

Governor's Palace
The colonial governor's palace in Williamsburg.

In 1776 a young Nation was formed. Its founders invoked Divine principles and the dignity of the individual rooted in the concept of imagio Deo. The Declaration of Independence is quite clear in sourcing its inspiration.

Now, we the heirs of this great revolution are being lulled into complacency as we are slowly becoming more and more like the Europe we bled to be free from. It is time to stand up again for the principles Mr. Jefferson articulated so long ago. Tea parties are happening in Front Royal and Richmond. The unrepresented are once again banding together to be recognized. Stand up and be counted!

Thoughts for July 4th II

Wise Words from Our 40th President

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free." -- Ronald Reagan (1911-2004)

ht/SWAC Girl

Thoughts for July 4th

Independence is Costly Won...

Eagle in Maymont Park.

I watched the flag pass by one day.
It fluttered in the breeze.
A young Marine saluted it,
And then he stood at ease.

I looked at him in uniform;

so young, so tall, so proud.
With hair cut square and eyes alert,
he'd stand out in any crowd.

I thought how many men like him

had fallen through the years.
How many died on foreign soil;
how many mothers' tears?

How many pilots' planes shot down?

How many died at sea?
How many foxholes were soldiers' graves?
No, freedom isn't free.

I heard the sound of Taps one night,

when everything was still.
I listened to the bugler play
And felt a sudden chill.

I wondered just how many times

That Taps had meant 'Amen.'
When a flag had draped a coffin of
a brother or a friend.

I thought of all the children,
of the mothers and the wives,
of fathers, sons and husbands
With interrupted lives.

I thought about a graveyard

At the bottom of the sea.
Of unmarked graves in Arlington .
No, freedom isn't free.

--Freedom is Not Free by Kelly Strong.
Quoted by Greg Crosby [click to read].

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Lilly in Williamsburg

'Consider the Lillies'

Seen in Williamsburg.

It's Baaaack!!!

While We're Debating Healtcare,
Cap and Trade Makes an End Run

We're about to be blindsided. Cap and Trade, the Carbon Tax is scheduled for a vote tomorrow. Make some noise with your representatives. If you think the price of gasoline is bad now just wait until the 'carbon tax' is added.

Call to Action [click to read] from the Richmond Tea Party. Does anyone else remember back when Hillary's 'Health Security Express' bus got mired [literally] in some mud in Richmond? Rush loved it! Hopefully we can slow down the current flood of bad legislation as well.

Virginia Right Reports on the ABC Protest [click to read]. It is a great write-up with pictures.

Maymont Park Bear

Virginia's Largest Mammal

Ursus Americanus
This bear is in an enclosure at Richmond's Maymont Park.

I never used to like zoo exibits of bears. Smokey's cage in the National Zoo was depressing. On the way home from Williamsburg we stopped in Richmond's Maymont Park where two bears live on a tree filled hillside. This one was napping in a tree but stood up briefly, allowing me the opportunity to get this photo.

Fiddler at the Well

A Trip in Time...

Fiddler at the Well
We followed the music into a garden and met this fellow.

After completing and delivering a project to Baltimore, we journeyed to Williamsburg and disappeared for a few days of r and r. Thus I've ignored the blog and pretty much everyone but family for a few days. We celebrated the wedding of my 'dangerous' [1.] home-school helper who helped me landscape the University of Maryland model a few years ago and stayed with some old friends in their home. It was a most restorative and refreshing time.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Big Brother Update

The All Barack Channel Pitches Obamacare

ABC Will Broadcast A Pitch for Government Health Care [click to read] but is Refusing Paid Advertising of the Opposing View [click to read].

I just have one question for the folks at ABC, what are you afraid of? Michelle Malkin and Drudge are having too much fun with this one.

Why Not Include John Stossel? [click to read] ht/ SWAC Girl, Michelle Malkin

Finishing Touches

Historical Display Ready to Go

Finishing Touches
Here I am adding the finishing touches to our model. It travels to Baltimore tomorrow morning.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Dr. Del Tackett...

...Chasing a Bear, Pursuing the Truth

Here is a Snippet [click to read] from Dr. Tackett's blog. I love Dr. Tackett's work in Christian apologetics and am very excited about his newest project. I believe there is much important information that for too long has been ignored in the cultural discussion. Thankfully there are those like Dr. Tackett who are working to change that.

I pray he will be most effective in his mission and that next time he'll get a better shot photographing the bear. I have quite a few 'blurs' in the trees in my own collection.

21st Century Outrage

Reconstructing the America Tocqueville Observed

Earlier today I posted about some 'bad advice' being handed to Bob McDonnell by pundit Larry Sabato. When I saw this I realized there is indeed an America that has been cast aside by the political 'elite.' Sadly, it is the noble experiment that Tocqueville and so many others observed in our Nation's youth.

Here is a letter Glenn Beck received from a registered Democrat, 53 years old, and read on his show: ht/SWAC Girl:

I'm a home grown American citizen, 53, registered Democrat all my life. Before the last presidential election I registered as a Republican because I no longer felt the Democratic Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. Now I no longer feel the Republican Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. The fact is I no longer feel any political party or representative in Washington represents my views or works to pursue the issues important to me.

There must be someone. Please tell me who you are. Please stand up and tell me that you are there and that you're willing to fight for our Constitution as it was written. Please stand up now. You might ask yourself what my views and issues are that I would horribly feel so disenfranchised by both major political parties. What kind of nut job am I? Will you please tell me?

Well, these are briefly my views and issues for which I seek representation:

One, illegal immigration. I want you to stop coddling illegal immigrants and secure our borders. Close the underground tunnels. Stop the violence and the trafficking in drugs and people. No amnesty, not again. Been there, done that, no resolution. P.S., I'm not a racist. This isn't to be confused with legal immigration.

Two, the TARP bill, I want it repealed and I want no further funding supplied to it. We told you no, but you did it anyway. I want the remaining unfunded 95% repealed. Freeze, repeal.

Three: Czars, I want the circumvention of our checks and balances stopped immediately. Fire the czars. No more czars. Government officials answer to the process, not to the president. Stop trampling on our Constitution and honor it.

Four, cap and trade. The debate on global warming is not over. There is more to say.

Five, universal healthcare. I will not be rushed into another expensive decision. Don't you dare try to pass this in the middle of the night and then go on break. Slow down!

Six, growing government control. I want states rights and sovereignty fully restored. I want less government in my life, not more. Shrink it down. Mind your own business. You have enough to take care of with your real obligations. Why don't you start there.

Seven, ACORN. I do not want ACORN and its affiliates in charge of our 2010 census. I want them investigated. I also do not want mandatory escrow fees contributed to them every time on every real estate deal that closes. Stop the funding to ACORN and its affiliates pending impartial audits and investigations. I do not trust them with taking the census over with our taxpayer money. I don't trust them with our taxpayer money. Face up to the allegations against them and get it resolved before taxpayers get any more involved with them. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck, hello. Stop protecting your political buddies. You work for us, the people. Investigate.

Eight, redistribution of wealth. No, no, no. I work for my money. It is mine. I have always worked for people with more money than I have because they gave me jobs. That is the only redistribution of wealth that I will support. I never got a job from a poor person. Why do you want me to hate my employers? Why ‑‑ what do you have against shareholders making a profit?

Nine, charitable contributions. Although I never got a job from a poor person, I have helped many in need. Charity belongs in our local communities, where we know our needs best and can use our local talent and our local resources. Butt out, please. We want to do it ourselves.

Ten, corporate bailouts. Knock it off. Sink or swim like the rest of us. If there are hard times ahead, we'll be better off just getting into it and letting the strong survive. Quick and painful. Have you ever ripped off a Band‑Aid? We will pull together. Great things happen in America under great hardship. Give us the chance to innovate. We cannot disappoint you more than you have disappointed us.

Eleven, transparency and accountability. How about it? No, really, how about it? Let's have it. Let's say we give the buzzwords a rest and have some straight honest talk. Please try ‑‑ please stop manipulating and trying to appease me with clever wording. I am not the idiot you obviously take me for. Stop sneaking around and meeting in back rooms making deals with your friends. It will only be a prelude to your criminal investigation. Stop hiding things from me.

Twelve, unprecedented quick spending. Stop it now.

Take a breath. Listen to the people. Let's just slow down and get some input from some nonpoliticians on the subject. Stop making everything an emergency. Stop speed reading our bills into law. I am not an activist. I am not a community organizer. Nor am I a terrorist, a militant or a violent person. I am a parent and a grandparent. I work. I'm busy. I'm busy. I am busy, and I am tired. I thought we elected competent people to take care of the business of government so that we could work, raise our families, pay our bills, have a little recreation, complain about taxes, endure our hardships, pursue our personal goals, cut our lawn, wash our cars on the weekends and be responsible contributing members of society and teach our children to be the same all while living in the home of the free and land of the brave.

I entrusted you with upholding the Constitution. I believed in the checks and balances to keep from getting far off course. What happened? You are very far off course. Do you really think I find humor in the hiring of a speed reader to unintelligently ramble all through a bill that you signed into law without knowing what it contained? I do not. It is a mockery of the responsibility I have entrusted to you. It is a slap in the face. I am not laughing at your arrogance. Why is it that I feel as if you would not trust me to make a single decision about my own life and how I would live it but you should expect that I should trust you with the debt that you have laid on all of us and our children. We did not want the TARP bill. We said no. We would repeal it if we could. I am sure that we still cannot. There is such urgency and recklessness in all of the recent spending.

From my perspective, it seems that all of you have gone insane. I also know that I am far from alone in these feelings. Do you honestly feel that your current pursuits have merit to patriotic Americans? We want it to stop. We want to put the brakes on everything that is being rushed by us and forced upon us. We want our voice back. You have forced us to put our lives on hold to straighten out the mess that you are making. We will have to give up our vacations, our time spent with our children, any relaxation time we may have had and money we cannot afford to spend on you to bring our concerns to Washington. Our president often knows all the right buzzword is unsustainable. Well, no kidding. How many tens of thousands of dollars did the focus group cost to come up with that word? We don't want your overpriced words. Stop treating us like we're morons.

We want all of you to stop focusing on your reelection and do the job we want done, not the job you want done or the job your party wants done. You work for us and at this rate I guarantee you not for long because we are coming. We will be heard and we will be represented. You think we're so busy with our lives that we will never come for you? We are the formerly silent majority, all of us who quietly work , pay taxes, obey the law, vote, save money, keep our noses to the grindstone and we are now looking up at you.

You have awakened us, the patriotic spirit so strong and so powerful that it had been sleeping too long. You have pushed us too far. Our numbers are great. They may surprise you. For every one of us who will be there, there will be hundreds more that could not come. Unlike you, we have their trust. We will represent them honestly, rest assured. They will be at the polls on voting day to usher you out of office. We have cancelled vacations. We will use our last few dollars saved. We will find the representation among us and a grassroots campaign will flourish. We didn't ask for this fight. But the gloves are coming off. We do not come in violence, but we are angry. You will represent us or you will be replaced with someone who will. There are candidates among us when he will rise like a Phoenix from the ashes that you have made of our constitution.

Democrat, Republican, independent, libertarian. Understand this. We don't care. Political parties are meaningless to us. Patriotic Americans are willing to do right by us and our Constitution and that is all that matters to us now. We are going to fire all of you who abuse power and seek more. It is not your power. It is ours and we want it back. We entrusted you with it and you abused it. You are dishonorable. You are dishonest. As Americans we are ashamed of you. You have brought shame to us. If you are not representing the wants and needs of your constituency loudly and consistently, in spite of the objections of your party, you will be fired. Did you hear? We no longer care about your political parties. You need to be loyal to us, not to them. Because we will get you fired and they will not save you. If you do or can represent me, my issues, my views, please stand up. Make your identity known. You need to make some noise about it. Speak up. I need to know who you are. If you do not speak up, you will be herded out with the rest of the sheep and we will replace the whole d--n congress if need be one by one. We are coming. Are we coming for you? Who do you represent? What do you represent? Listen. Because we are coming. We the people are coming.

19th Century Village

Reconstructing the America Tocqueville Observed

Model of Ellicotts' Mills, Maryland in mid-Nineteenth Century by The Kirchman Studio.

Home Schoolers in Politics

Mark Warner's [1] Worst Nightmare

'Dangerous' Home Schooler Update [click to read] from Lynn at SWAC Girl.

"Meet Me in the Middle"

Larry Sabato's Bad Advice to Bob McDonnell

It's the "sucker punch" we ought to be looking for. A pundit says: "One of the underlying concerns that many thoughtful Virginians have about McDonnell are his ties to the 'Christian Right.' " -- Larry Sabato. The big implication is that if you are a 'thoughtful Virginian' you are not a member of the 'Christian Right.'

Not so fast... how many times have Conservatives been told to "move to the middle" by 'Moderates' and yet the evidence suggests this is no formula for success. John McCain should have been Colin Powell's ideal candidate but look at Powell's party loyalty in the last election.

It is a bit like making peace with Hamas. Give them everything they want and at the end of the day they just want your head on a platter. They do not like you, they do not love you. They are ideaologically committed to your defeat. May I humbly suggest a better way.

If you look at the American people, the number of those who identify themselves as 'Pro Life' are over 50%. The Tea Party Movement is strong, despite claims by the slipstream media that they are insignificant. Clearly there is a large segment of the population that feels disenfranchised in the current political landscape. Their values are not those of the Hollywood left, though they dread the prospect of an intrusive 'theocracy' that has largely been inflated by the left.

Moving to the midsdle is a strategy, moreover, that works for liberals. Their extreme environmental policies and government intrusion are not what America wants. They know it so they are experts at veering center for elections. They state that they believe marriage to be between a man and woman but write legislation to create favored status for some sexual practices. They tell the gay lobbies to be patient during the general election and then reward them by executive order in private.

This actually creates a situation where the bulk of the American population is not very well represented. Still, they are being told that the 'far right' is worse than the 'far left' in the great scheme of things. Here is where our opportunity lies. We have to dismiss this whole notion that 'the era of Reagan is over' and learn to communicate again.

I have only conversed with Bob McDonnell once briefly but I believe he has great ablility when it comes to articulating the values most Virginians hold dear. These values are more to the right than Mr. Sabato wants McDonnell to set his course, but I believe that the path to victory lies in striking a clear note that resonates with the good people of Virginia and not becoming a poor imitation of Creigh Deeds. One can do so by carefully avoiding 'rightspeak' and teaching our core values with a clear voice.

As a 'thoughtful Virginian' who cherishes the values of faith and virtue, I can wish for no less.

Friday, June 12, 2009

'Global Warming's' Faulty Foundations

New Book Talks About the Missing Science

Ian Plimer, Australian Scientist's New Book [click to read] comes to the USA in July. I can't wait. Here's a glimpse from Jewish World Review.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Redeeming Stand-up Comedy

One Can Look Up Instead of in the Gutter

Steve Harvey, A Breath of Fresh Air [click to read]. Yes, you can use your art to inspire people instead of tearing them down.

"You can’t listen to most stand-up comedians without bad words, immoral references, and disrespect for G-d and his people." -- Randy Alcorn

ht/Randy Alcorn

Beauty and Desecration

The Curse of Modern Obsession with Ugliness

Roger Scruton in City Journal [click to read].

"The current habit of desecrating beauty suggests that people are as aware as they ever were of the presence of sacred things. Desecration is a kind of defense against the sacred, an attempt to destroy its claims. In the presence of sacred things, our lives are judged, and to escape that judgment, we destroy the thing that seems to accuse us."

Mountain Laurel
New leaves on Mountain Laurel.

Bear Etiquette

Living With Black Bears in Virginia

Great Video from Game and Inland Fisheries [click to watch].

More on Snakes and Bears

Its the Wet Spring...

Crotalus Horridus.

SWAC Girl Has Some Thoughts [click to read] on the 'Snakey Spring' we've been having. You always see more of them when it starts to turn warm. They sit out on rocks to 'warm up.' Well, this Spring has been an extended cool rainy season so you are really seeing more 'warm ups' by these cold-blooded reptiles.

Black Rat Snakes have been showing up around the house a lot. My lovely wife does not like snakes so I am frequently seen carrying one away to 'relocate' it. I really don't know how effective 'relocating' snakes is as they seem quite capable of 'unrelocating' themselves. I suspect I've moved some of the same snakes multiple times.

Not that I mind. Black Rat Snakes eat rodents. Thus I consider them allies. Relocation simply saves them from becoming victims of 'friendly fire' i.e. my spouse with a garden tool.

Ursus Americanus
Ursus Americanus.

Black Bear are Active Too [click to read]. Usually they don't bother pets but I suspect domestic goats taste just like the newborn fawns they occasionally eat in the wild.

Black Bears are the wilderness equivilent of a high school cross-country team showing up at the local buffet. They eat everything in sight. Bears are omnivores, meaning they eat everything that isn't nailed down. If you live on the edge of the woods and decide to feed birds, bears love to pull down the feeders and eat the seed in them. Your grill, if you don't burn it off well, becomes another object of interest. We won't even discuss houshold garbage beyond the obvious.

Bears are blessed with one of the finest noses in the animal kingdom. They're way more sensitive than even beagles! If you leave it out, they will find it. Or, consider the poor fellow who left a donut in his construction truck only to find the window broken the next morning. A bear smelled the donut and the rest is history. Game and Inland Fisheries uses Dunk'in Donuts in their pipe trap as bait. It works!

Missing in Action...

...America's 'Mainstream' Media

Here referred to as the 'Slipstream Media' because they just seem to draft in the wake of their preferred idealogues.

Larry Elder Comments [click to read] on the 'Missing in Action Mainstream Media' in Jewish World Review.

Historically Challenged...

...and President!

Victor Davis Hanson in Jewish World Review [click to read] talks about this disturbing discrepancy.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Meaning of Creigh Deeds

What Today's Primary Victory Means

American sunrise
'Happy Ecosystem' right out of a Disney movie ending.

The 'inside the Beltway' guys were beaten by someone who's not from Northern Virginia. They were beaten by someone who actually believes the Second Amendment should exist.

Perhaps 'blue dogs' are not quite as endangered as the slipstream media want you to think they are. Perhaps a more conservative population really does feel underrepresented [as indeed they are right now].


Not All 'Moderates' Really Are [click to read]. Creigh Deeds, is he really more like Jimmy Carter? ht/SWAC Girl

Reconstructing a Nineteenth Century Town

Ellicott City, First Terminus of the B&O Railroad

Shops in the center of town.

More Pictures [click to read] of the model we are building.

Saturday, June 6, 2009


Seen at Humpback Rocks

The rangers said it had been an unusual snake year.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Anna Shwartz

The Oldest Active Revolutionary on Earth

Anna Shwartz [click to read] in City Journal. Guy Sormon talks about her and why we need to listen to her in today's financial crisis.

The Speech He Actually Gave...

Some Thoughtful Analysis

Obama's Arabian Dreams [click to read] by Caroline B. Glick in Jewish World Review.

"Unfortunately, for a speech billed as an exercise in truth telling, Obama's address fell short. Far from reflecting hard truths, Obama's speech reflected political convenience."

The Settlements Myth [click to read] by Charles Krauthammer in Jewish World Review.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Thoughtful Comparison

Is Waterboarding Worse Than Abortion

Thought Provoking Comparison in American Power Blog [click to read].

"Maybe what I'm really trying to reconcile in my own mind, is how the opponents of water boarding, who vehemently protest the cruelty of it, and diligently pursue "justice" and "protection of civil rights" for the recipients of it, justify the pain and suffering endured by the innocents who have done nothing, but are tortured in the most inhumane way during an abortion--while at the same time loudly protesting the mistreatment of some very bad people intent on killing us, one and all.I looked up a few things about both subjects. Perhaps, you will tell me what you think, after we compare the two." ht/SWAC Girl

Abortion survivor Gianna Jessen.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

John Brown's Raid

Violence in Pursuit of a Good Objective is
not Good, Nor Does it Impune All
Who Seek the Good Objective

In October of 1959, Abolitionist John Brown led a raid on Harper's Ferry. Hoping to swell his ranks with freed slaves he sought to take the Federal arsenal there. His hope was for a military uprising that would lead to the freedom of all people.

Contrast John Brown with John Newton, William Wilberforce and the host of others who worked PEACEFULLY for the abolition of slavery. Most of us would agree that we are well rid of that vile institution and are grateful to the pioneers who labored for decades to see its end, yet John Brown and his violent raid must be told as part of the story.

Yet it must be remembered that violence is often a cruel and fickle thing. When John Brown stormed the Baltimore and Ohio station, the first casualty he caused was the death of Hayward Shepherd, an African-american baggage handler.

History's Ugly Grafitti

An Old Ugliness Resurfaces

Mortimer Zuckerman in Jewish World Review [click to read].

"At JewishWorldReview.com, we are not given to hyperbole. When we say that this article is one of the most important pieces to date on The New anti-Semitism, we mean it. If you care about Jewry or are simply a friend of Israel, read it — and then use the e-mail forwarding option. This should serve as a wake-up call!"

Double Standard

Its Not So Much About Truth as it is Demonizing Your Enemies

Michelle Malkin in Jewish World Review [click to read]

WNLR Radio Celebrates 28 Years

Churchville Virginia's Amazing Little AM Station
Packed with Ministry Programming for Everyone!

As you cross the Blue Ridge Mountains into the Great Valley of Virginia, do yourself a favor. Turn your am dial to 1150 and listen to a wide variety of Christian programming that has blessed our community for 28 years!

Check out the Program Schedule [click to read].


6-9:00am -- The Sonrise Show - Start the day with host Russ Whitesell as he brings a mix of light Contemporary Christian music, Praise & Worship, uplifting commentary, and fun contests along with news, weather and sports.

9:00am -- Focus On The Family - Dr. James Dobson

9:30am -- Insight For Living - Chuck Swindoll

10:00am -- Precepts For Life - Kay Arthur

10:30am -- The Alternative - Dr. Tony Evans

11:30am -- Prayer Time

12:00pm -- Lunch Time Praise

1:00pm -- New Life Live

2:00pm -- Family Life Today - Dennis Rainey

2:30pm -- In Touch - Charles Stanley

3:00pm -- Living Way - Jack Hayford

3:30pm -- Money Life

4:00pm -- Sign Off The Evening Show- Host Linden Kiser fills the afternoon with encouraging music plus insightful information, fun contests, news and weather.

Wild Iris.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Speech He Won't Give...

...The Speech President Obama Won't
Give When He's in Egypt [But He Ought To]!

Dennis Prager in Jewish World Review [click to read].

"I ask you to please ask yourselves what Egypt's reaction would have been had 19 Christians, in the name of Christianity, slaughtered 3,000 Egyptians. How would the Christians of Egypt and elsewhere in the Middle East have fared?"

Greenscape Parking Lot

Parking Lot Study for Charlottesville Project

Greenscape inspired by Bouchart Gardens.

Parking Lots Don't Have to be Ugly [click to read]. In the hands of great designers they can become a garden.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Ner"O" Fiddles while GM Burns

While They're Turning the Lights Out in Michigan,
Guess Who's Taking in the Bright Lights of NYC?

And it's only costing YOU and ME $24,000.00!

Yankee Phil Has the Details [click to read]. OK, we're all being asked to sacrifice. Some of us have no choice, we're in industries that have been hammered by this economy. Mr. President, how about leading by example here?

$24,000.00 for dinner and a show is a bit much, I'd say! Hey, what did you say about corporate jets again? At least Jimmy Carter put on a sweater in the oval office when he asked us to turn down the heat.

Mountain Laurel

Seen on a Hike by Paine's Run

Laurel at Paines Run
The laurel seems really beautiful this year.

Butterfly along the trail.

More butterflies.