Why Is This Not Blazing News?

UPDATE: The problem of Mexican cartels using OUR national parks to grow their drugs is more profound than I thought.  After posting this blog, I saw that FoxNews had this story on the problem — and on how these cartels are re-routing water from our streams, dumping illegal pesticides in our streams, and polluting OUR lands.  ACK!! Today’s Dallas Morning News had a two paragraph brief about an incident well within the United States borders…up in Nevada, to be exact…that has my blood alternately boiling and chilling. Tuesday afternoon, scientists with the Bureau of Land Management were conducting a stream … Continue reading Why Is This Not Blazing News?

Do Associations Matter?

The McCain campaign — and earlier, the Clinton campaign — cast suspicions on Barack Obama’s character by linking him to admitted domestic terrorist William Ayers. When questioned in a primary debate about his association with Ayers, Obama said This is a guy who lives in my neighborhood, who’s a professor of English in Chicago who I know and who I have not received some official endorsement from. He’s not somebody who I exchange ideas from on a regular basis. And the notion that somehow as a consequence of me knowing somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago, when … Continue reading Do Associations Matter?

The Ivory Soap Campaign

When my brother and I were kids with smart mouths that sometimes said words kids (and adults!) have no business saying, our parents brought out the Ivory soap and gave us an appreciation of the value in telling the truth. I’m here to tell you today that we need a big old bar of Ivory soap to wash out the filth pouring out of politicians’ mouths these days. (Fair warning to McCain supporters — this blog is not a partisan blog today. I’ve been doing some checking, and angry is too mild a word to describe the way I’m feeling … Continue reading The Ivory Soap Campaign

‘Dare to do our duty’

My daughter and I are swimming in a world full of stories of political back-biting, Republicans hating their own office-holder, Democrats bashing the President, the press bashing the President, a very unpopular war (what war is popular, by the way?), states rights vs. federal control, the haves and the have-nots.  No, we’re not talking about the current political scene on the trail end of the Bush Presidency, although we could be.  We’re learning about the Civil War and President Abraham Lincoln. I have to give homeschooling more snaps because I am learning so much more as an adult than I … Continue reading ‘Dare to do our duty’

Heart Trouble

Corruption? That’s a heart problem. Pork-barrel politics? Another heart problem. Inability to vote yes or no, only present? Yup, a heart problem. Name-calling? Heart problem. Stagnation and indecision? Heart problem. Greed? Heart problem. Now is the time for Christians to band together in one body to pray like we’ve never prayed before. It is way past time for us to pray for our President, our Presidential candidates, our congressmen, our senators, their aides and assistants, the President’s cabinet, leaders on Wall Street, leaders on Main Street, and each other. This fiasco has gone way beyond who will get elected this … Continue reading Heart Trouble