Sunday, May 30, 2010

Can't Understand the Constitution?

We've been told for years that only lawyers can understand the Constitution.
It's amazing that we fall for this.

For those who have tried to read the Constitution and became stumped on a word they didn't understand, there is a man named Michael Holler who has written the Constitution in modern language. The book is called
"The Constitution Made Easy." Michael juxtaposes the original writing on one page in parchment and the same document on the opposing page in modern English. He says that this is not a commentary on the constitution. It's like comparing the King James version to the NIV.

Google-------http// - for Webster's dictionary of words and their meaning. This is much closer to the time when the Constitution was written.

Holler says that contrary to Lincoln's "Of the people, by the people, for the people," the Constitution in it's entirety says "Of the states, by the states, and for the states." The people were never to be ruled by a national government but by the states. They weren't to be directly taxed but the states furnished taxes for the defence, interstate commerce etc.
The federal government was granted only seventeen powers.
Something has gone badly wrong. Don't go to your grave having never read the Constitution, Articles of Confederation, Declaration of independence, and the Federalist Papers

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010


Friends, If you would like to get your hands on the government budget, you now may have a chance.
Congressman Eric Cantor with others are putting up a choice of several nasty spending programs every week. The public can vote for the one they want cut. Both sides of the isle are coming together on this and making things happen.
Go on line to Youcut or You cut Eric Cantor and start voting.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


A Kansas City Southern engine pulls out of the chipping mill yard in Louisville Mississippi with a load of pine chips.
There is a region just south between Meridian and Hattiesburg called the "Pine Belt." If you ever pass through there you will understand why.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

My granddaughter is moving far away

The little toy dog is covered with dust,
But sturdy and stanch he stands;
And the little toy soldier is red with rust,
And his musket moulds in his hands.
Time was when the little toy dog was new,
And the soldier was passing fair,
And that was the time when our Little Boy Blue
Kissed them and put them there.
"Now, don't you go till I come, " he said
"And don't you make any noise!"
So toddling off to his trundle-bed
He dreamt of the pretty toys.
And as he was dreaming, and angel song
Awakened our Little Boy Blue -
Oh, the years are many, the years are long.
But the little toy freiends are true.
Ay, faithful to Little Boy Blue they stand,
Each in the same old place.
Awaiting the touch of a little hand,
The smile of a little face.
And they wonder, as waiting these long years through.
In the dust of that little chair.
What has become of our Little Boy Blue
Since he kissed them and put them there.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Nurse Nurse

Well, we graduated my youngest daughter as a RN Friday. It's probably the toughest nursing school in the south. Mississippi University For Women, the first state supported college for women in the United States. 1884
And you thought we were last in everything!

Red Molly

Molly and I went on a sunset ride today. It was a bit cool but a sweat shirt and jacket made it perfect. Every back road smelled of wild honeysuckle. Memory recalled my little girls removing their blooms and tasting a drop of nectar from each one.
This is the secret to a southern girl's sweetness, with a dose of the good book and a little " yes ma'um and thank you sir"

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Good document - deliberately vague

"Thirty-nine men signed the Constitution. Interestingly only six of them had signed the Declaration. These Framers of the Constitution were not of a younger generation but from the same generation. They were less diplomatic but educated never-the-less. They were divided on every issue. Many wanted to insure that individual states would hold ultimate power. There were more attending who represented powerful men of business and a strong central government and banking system. The entire document was not inspiration but compromise, small states threatened by large states, slave vs free, commercial vs agricultural.
Every issue had to be compromised to the point that no one was delighted with the results. Any other approach would have ended in failure to produce a document.
Today many believe that the Civil War resulted from it."

"The country did not divide because the Constitution was ambiguous, but the Constitution was ambiguous because the country was already divided"
Carl Russell Fish historian 1913

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Bus A Cap In'em

It was reported today that recently a British soldier picked off two Taliban machine gunners breaking a military sniper distance record.

Craig Harrison, using a British made (L115A3 long range rifle, 8.59 cal. The Silent Assassin)spotted two enemy gunners setting up their gun. Harrison took aim and hit the first one through the midsection. Before the second one could pick up the machine gun Harrison put one through his middle.
The bullet took almost three seconds to reach his targets traveling at 2,093 mph. The distance was 8,120 ft or better than one and a half miles away. These shots break the previous record by 150 ft. set by a Canadian. The distance is 3,120 ft beyond the official range of his weapon.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

A Child's Toy

This is Lola. She is a stuffed toy giraffe.
Lola is the soul mate of my granddaughter May.
This toy began as one of two toys. If one was lost, the other would be quickly produced. Once they both appeared at the same time. Long distance calls have been made to grocery stores and other places where Lola may have been dropped. Her other half vanished and its just one Lola now. She has been patched all over her body except her face. She still chews leaves on one side of her mouth. Her little horns are still erect.
You see - - - - - -May doesn't care if Lola has a checkered past, that she was once a show girl, she loves Lola just as she is. This is the undying love of a child. Except we become as a child like May - - - - -

Self Esteem Early Education

Ben Franklin once stated that self-esteem is certainly not a virtue, for it ends up esteeming itself.

Thank you Ben for those words of wisdom. Now Ben, if you will please convince the U.S. Department of Education and the left wing National Education Association, we will have settled one small issue.

OK, how bout a little dodge ball!!!!!!


"Love is said to be an involuntary passion, and it is, therefore, contended that it cannot be resisted." But friendship is voluntary
"A man who is a friend in the fullest sense, Aristotle said, is a virtuous man, for the highest friendship is that between two individuals who share a love of the good and who seek in others the good. It is in the company of such friends that we ourselves become virtuous."

From bill bennett's book Our Sacred Honor