Tuesday, June 24, 2008

YOU'VE BEEN TAGGED

Okay, so I have been tagged. Thanks Paul! So I am supposed to post the rules now:
Here are the rules for playing the game: Post these rules on your blog; List 3 joys, 3 fears, 3 goals, 3 current obsessions/collections, 3 surprising facts about yourself. Tag 5 people at the end of your post by leaving their names.

3 joys:

1. My Awesome and Gorgeous wife
2. My 6 Great Kids
3. The gospel of Jesus Christ

3 Fears:

1. Outliving any of my Family
2. A larger Government(Isnt it big enough)
3. Having Nothing to do(HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA)

3. Goals:

1. See All of My kids through the Temple
2. Be financially set and able to retire while I can enjoy it
3. Learn Guitar

3 Obsessions/Collections

1. Firearms
2. Blogging
3. Politics

3 Surprising Facts

1. I love disney channel and nick at nite
2. I really am as stupid as I look
3. Even though adopted, I have an odd geneticically male passed trait dominant in the males of my family.


I tag anyonw who reads this, hopefully there are a few!

Sherriff Joe Arpaio

Have had some dissagreements with Sheriff Joe but this is what he does well! Read on:

USA JAIL - SOME INTERESTING READING TO THOSE OF YOU NOT FAMILIAR WITH JOE ARPAIO, HE IS THE MARICOPA COUNTY SHERIFF (ARIZONA ) AND HE KEEPS GETTING ELECTED OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

These are some of the reasons why:
Sheriff Joe Arpaio created the 'tent city jail' to save Arizona from spending tens of millions of dollars on another expensive prison complex. He has jail meals down to 20 cents a serving and charges the inmates for them. He banned smoking and pornographic magazines in the jails, and took away their weightlifting equipment and cut off all but 'G' movies. He says: 'They're in jail to pay a debt to society not to build muscles so they can assault innocent people when they leave.'

He started chain gangs to use the inmates to do free work on county and city projects and save taxpayer's money.

Then he started chain gangs for women so he wouldn't get sued for discrimination. He took away cable TV until he found out there was a federal court order that required cable TV for jails. So he hooked up the cable TV again but only allows the Disney channel and the weather channel. When asked why the weather channel, he replied: 'So these morons will know how hot it's gonna be while they are working on my chain gangs.' He cut off coffee because it has zero nutritional value and is therefore a waste of taxpayer money. When the inmates complained, he told them, 'This isn't the Ritz/Carlton. If you don't like it, don't come back.' He also bought the Newt Gingrich lecture series on US history that he pipes into the jails. When asked by a reporter if he had any lecture series by a Democrat, he replied that a democratic lecture series that actually tells the truth for a change would be welcome and that it might even explain why 95% of the inmates were in his jails in the first place. With temperatures being even hotter than usual in Phoenix (116 degrees just set a new record for June 2nd 2007), the Associated Press reported: About 2,000 inmates living in a barbed wire surrounded tent encampment at the Maricopa County Jail have been given permission to strip down to their government-issued pink boxer shorts.

On the Wednesday, hundreds of men wearing pink boxer shorts were overheardchatting in the tents, where temperatures reached 128 degrees. 'This is hell. It feels like we live in a furnace,' said Ernesto Gonzales, an inmate for 2 years with 10 more to go. 'It's inhumane.' Joe Arpaio, who makes his prisoners wear pink, and eat bologna sandwiches, is not one bit sympathetic. 'Criminals should be punished for their crimes - not live in luxury until it's time for parole, only to go out and commit more crimes so they can come back in to live on taxpayers money and enjoy things many taxpayers can't afford to have for themselves.' The same day he told all the inmates who were complaining of the heat in the tents: 'It's between 120 to 130 degrees in Iraq and our soldiers are living in tents too, and they have to walk all day in the sun, wearing full battle gear and get shot at, and they have not committed any crimes, so shut your damned mouths!' Way to go, Sheriff! If all prisons were like yours there would be a lot less crime and we would not be in the current position of running out of prison spaces. Sheriff Joe was just re-elected as Sheriff in Maricopa County , Arizona

Mormons encourage to fight against gay marriage!

Kudos to President Monson, President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He has issued a letter to the Bishops and Area Authorities to be read in church from the pulpit. It is a call to arms asking for "means and time" to be used to turn back the tide of gay marriage and the like going on in California right now! The Mormons are working with a group of other like minded religious groups in this effort.

To read more, the article is available by clicking: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2008/06/24/20080624mormons24-ON.html#

I like how they listed the Mormon population in California at about 750,000. That's a pretty impressive number. Especially when most Mormons take the time to know issues and are registered to vote.

Monday, June 23, 2008

More Govt. Unchecked

On Friday i spent the whole day in a dust control class. Taking this class makes me a certified dust control coordinator. This means I am now the responsible party for dust control measures on my jobs. Sounds great, right? We all care about clean air, don't we? I want to take a little time to dissect this though.

The EPA set across the board guidelines for the whole of the USA for air quality. They back up the guidelines by tying federal money for roads etc. into meeting these guidelines. These rules are the same in every county, in every state of the union. Here in Maricopa county we have what is known as an Inversion. This is where because of the elevation and climate as well as the natural weather patterns, we get a lot of heavy particulates which tend to be forced to the low end of the valley, everything north of South Mt. So, for the last 18 years we have not passed the rules set forth by the EPA. The Arizona Department of Enviromental Quality (ADEQ) has been charged by state leadership over the years to help correct this because federal money to the state is connected with meeting this standard. No matter we may never be able to meet it.

So now, the construction industry has been targeted as the major culprit in our air quality because we must be creating too much dust. So insert new dust control measures. Now make these contractors responsible for all dust created. When they cannot meet every criteria every time you visit their site, fine them. And fine them big. We can fill states coffers with much needed revenue if we do.

Now do not get me wrong. I like clean air. I want to breathe clean air. But we would be better off installing huge and powerful fans to blow the "heavy" air out of the valley. Because the federal govt. overstepped their bounds in creating a standard for all states to meet, and then twisting their arms by holding federal monies over their heads, we then have the state and county agencies creating their own unconstitutional laws to oppress and restrict. Town and city councils will soon follow suit and create their own inspectors and guidelines with penalties created to increase the money coming in to their cities.

It is a monster that they have created and we need to draw the line in the sand. It is not about wanting to be able to dirty the air but wanting the govt to get more out of our lives, not take a bigger part in controlling our lives.

Every time we turn around some governmental spokesperson, city, state or federal is telling us how govt. can take care of us better than we can take care of ourselves. I for one am fed up.

We have created a monster, Dr. Frankenstein

Friday, June 20, 2008

Dril, Drill, Drill some more!

Yesterday Pres. Bush outlined his plan to lift the ban on new oil drilling. About Time! Sen. McCain has said he is in favor of this also. Since the policies of Jimmy Carter we have seen oil and consequently gas prices soar. We have seen the supply or oil limited because we cannot go after oil on our own soil or off our own coasts. We continue to restrict ourselves by dissallowing new refineries to top it off. I hope the American people will see through the hype and yell with a loud voice to allow more drilling, more refineries and less goverment control and interferance in the oil and gas industry. Typical of the Liberally left, thier response to Pres. Bush's plan was to say that drilling for oil 'may' help down the road(and they stress 'down' the road) but will do nothing to ease the burden of high gas prices now. I have heard however that with exisiting riggs, and known sites, we could have oil out of the ground and on the market in as little as 30 to 90 days. Drill already! People, call your congressmen, the web link to the left will give you the #'s you need. Call your local reps and demand that they allow the ban to be lifted. GET GOVERNMENT OUT OF OUR LIVES. Our government is supposed to exist to protect our rights that exist without them and not to grant us rights they wish us to have. We the people need to take control of OUR government and demand they act in OUR interests and not do what the select few (insert - enviromental extremists, liberal nazis, communists, socialists, fascists) would have done to this country.

There are many of us(AMERICANS) who are fed up with one or many of the taxes and/or controls the Federal govt. has laid upon our shoulders. We need to stop taking punches and act. WE the people keep giving more and more of the govt control to the extremists and crack-pots because we are busy making a living, raising our families, etc. But we are goint to leave our children with a bigger mess than any of our founding fathers had to deal with. This country which I love deeply is on the verge of spinning so far left it will take a another revolution to put everything right. There is a reason our Founders who framed our constitution gave us the checks and balance they did. No one wanted to creat anything so powerful that it could take away our individula God given rights. Yes I said God! God does exist and was a big factor in the founding of this country. Our rights are given to us by Him and the founders recognized this and created a govt to protect these God given rights.

In short, we have the right to drill anywhere we want. The oil companies here have the technology to do it effeciently and with the least possible environmental impacts. If demand is there, supply needs to increase. It really is that simple. The colonies broke ties with Britain for way less than this.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Secure Our Border!

Liberal Congressmen and Senators have refused to listen to the American People. We have yelled and screamed and stomped our feet. We have demanded, especially since 9-11, that they build a fence and secure our borders. They keep coming up with excuse after excuse. This is not the argument over amnesty, which Americans have also voiced an opinion on. This is about securing a pourus border which "illegals" cross in mass every day. Many may only want to come for work, but what of those who would come to hurt Americans. Only a handful of those who were dedicated to killing Americans were able to pull off 9-11. Do you think that this could not happen again? We have uncovered plot after plot to hurt us. How long until one of these plans are able to carried out? Our enemies are patient. We need to take action! The first step is stopping the influx of illegal immigration and the crime that comes with it. Once that is done we can argue the best ways to deal with those that are here.
Grassfire.org Alliance is sponsoring a petition. Two bills are currently in Congress that seek to reform and reinstate the Secure Fence Act that was unscrupulously gutted by key members of the Senate during a twelfth-hour move. Since Grassfire broke the story, citizens from across the nation have been expressing their outrage and are demanding the fence be built as promised!Over the next 30 days, Grassfire is rallying 100,000citizen-petitions to be presented to Congress during aCapitol Hill press event in February. Your Action Equals SuccessTo help reach our goal, we need a strong proactive coalitionof grassroots Americans to join us on the frontlines--helping spread the word.

sign by clicking here:http://www.grassfire.org/242/petition.asp?PID=16827985

Declaration of Independence

IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences:
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our British brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Flooding?

The mississippi river has flooded and much of Iowa is under water. I find it interesting that we are not hearing about looting and rioting and "gangs" terrorizing the streets. What I have seen, and you have to really look, is communities banding together to protect the levees. I see citizens banding together to keep thier communities safe and help those who need help. The media has become so frustrated with all the "feel good" stories of people coming together that they have now resorted to focussing on the few who want to blame the federal government. The media loved Hurricane Katrina because they could blame FEMA and/or George Bush. What we had in New Orleans is the result of life long welfare. Communities who cannot take care of themselves because the government does everthing for them.

There have been stories that some families who were relocated to the Iowa area because of Katrina, still just stood by and watched while others tried to fix the levees and take care of eachother.

“My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.”" — Thomas Jefferson

Monday, June 16, 2008

A Happy Fathers Day

Yesterday was fathers day and what a great day. It started by getting breakfast in bed from my wonderful wife and five of my six kids. One son was with his grandparents in Prescott. I was showered with gifts, including Bass Pro Shop gear. A hat, watch gift card, shirt. All great gifts. My daughter got me an engraved frame with our picture in it as well as other pictures we had taken together to swap out on occassion. It was really sweet and nice that she came up with the idea all on her own. Well, was able to take a nap after church and then grandma and grandpa brought Justin home and we were able to visit with them.

We then watched the NBA finals and unfortunately the Lakers won. Hopefully the Celtics will come back and kill them in Boston.

My Mom Amy took me and the wife to Dinner Saturday in honor of fathers day and it was a pleasant time. We went to my favorite resteraunt, The Texas Roadhouse.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

One + One + One = Many

Recently an employee where I work was complaining about gasoline prices. Who isn't these days? Anyway I informed him of all the oil available right here in the USA that environmentalists have prevented us from going after. For example, there is an oil reserve that Royal Dutch, an oil company, has researched here in the USA that they have developed the technology to drill. They estimate that they can develop, drill and put to market, Oil, for around a selling price of $30.00 a barrel. Now, oil is going for over $130.00 a barrel. Seems like a no brainer. But no, we have groups that would use their lobbying power to prevent us from allowing this to happen. Why? no good reason that's why. Also, there continues to be discoveries just off OUR coasts in international waters that are huge oil reserves. We would have first claim and no one would compete for them because of our proximity to them. Unfortunately we are allowing OPEC and Venezuela to go after this oil because we do not allow United States companies to drill off our coasts. Makes sense does it not? I say it does not. Anyway, this person I am telling this to says he is outraged about this. I tell him he needs to do something about it. Contact his Senator, start a forum, tell all his friends, anything, something. He then tells me, "I am only one guy." WOW! this is why the country is in the condition it is in. So many of us know things suck but assume we can do nothing about it. We need to do something about it, We need to call our senators, our congressmen and women. Talk to our local and state leaders. Become politically active. Do not be afraid to offend someone by simply telling them your beliefs. I feel strongly that the American People are an overall conservative people. But we are being led by left leaning liberals and those who have mastered how to lull us into"feel good" politics. A revolution has to start at the bottom, and we the people are that bottom.

STAND TOGETHER AND DO NOT BE SILENCED!

Friday, June 13, 2008

First Blog

Couldn't let Rhonda have the only Blog although we will use hers(because of time) to update more frequently goings on for the Family.

I wanted to create this blog to vent on the atrocities that I feel the average Americans are experiencing at the hands of the govt and those who would take away our freedoms because they want to take care of us and think they can do it better. We have had so much taken away from us and had basic freedoms, guaranteed to us by our constitution, stripped away until we forget we ever had them. I welcome any and all comments including those who may dissagree. I feel healthy discussion is necessary to right the ship and I do feel that if enough of us stand up and demand our freedoms, those who have been elected will have no choice but to bend to the will of the people. And we need to stand together, not fearing to offend.

"I WOULD RATHER DIE FOR SOMETHING THAN STAND FOR NOTHING"

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