Monday, October 25, 2010

SUPERior Men

A couple of weeks ago we had a lesson in Elder's Quorum about being true disciples of Christ.
There is the example of a father-son team, Dick & Rick Hoyt that is the real deal and way inspiring.

Check them out on their site, have hanky handy.
This is a good depiction of the ultimate in being Christ-like to others.

"For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself." (Galatians 5:14)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Sir I.M. Goldman

My nephew turned 10 years old on Oct. 10, 2010.

A party was held in honor of the fact.

There were 5 'golden connors' awarded to several people for various things.

I won a G.C. for giving the golden gift (10 one dollar gold coins).

I show the man, in all his golden glory.

Oh, to be young again ... maybe not, actually ...

Monday, October 11, 2010

Columbus & a countdown

Reality gradually forced Columbus to a new conclusion: he had not reached India or China, and after a second voyage in 1493-still convinced he was in the Pacific Ocean-Columbus admitted he had stumbled on a new land mass, perhaps even a new continent of astounding natural resources and wealth. In February 1493, he wrote his Spanish patrons that Hispaniola and other islands like it were "fertile to a limitless degree," possessing mountains covered by "trees of a thousand kinds and tall, so that they seem to touch the sky." He confidently promised gold, cotton, spices-as much as Their Highness should command-in return for only minimal continued support. Meanwhile, he continued to probe the Mundus Novus south and west. After returning to Spain yet again, Columbus made two more voyages to the New World in 1498 and 1502.
[- A Patriot's History of the United States, Schweikart & Allen, 2004, p.4]


Your eyes do not deceive you. I count only 38 more days until the release of HP7 (part 1).
Try now to get off work. Excuse yourself from classes. This is a midnight showing event if ever there was one. So it's not in 3-D. It will still be worth the $12 or whatever they decide to charge.
Get in line early and don't forget the gummies!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

I don't drink TEA-PARTY of one

(The "Uncle Sam, you're killin' me!" memo)

Government math --> Taxes+Taxes=Taxes

I love the U.S. of A. I really do. But it has problems. Those problems all have something to do with people who think they know how to run the country. Let's be honest now and really break down what our government is up to. First of all, we need to apply the "Less is More" principle. There are way too many unnecessary and insignificant departments. Article 1, Section 8, of the Constitution clearly states what Congress is supposed to do and not do. So what happened? Why do we have multiple organizations that don't need to be there? Who gave the okay for those? It's not about pointing fingers, though. How about we try to fix the situation, shall we?

Yes, there is an enormous deficit. But it didn't just show up overnight. Guess who is not to blame for the deficit...that's right, the tax payers. The only reason we don't have enough money is because of all the politicians who spend the money that isn't theirs to spend. Well, we can always print more, right? Getting more wood only feeds the fire, it doesn't make it smaller. There is a way to make things better, believe it or not.

Step 1 - stop wasting money all you schmoes in congress!
Step 2 - forget china, bring back all our factory jobs!
Step 3 - quit, stop, enough, no more, taxes! (there's already too many right now)
Step 4 - give successful business owners jobs in government (Romney in 2012!)
Step 5 - accountability, please!

You might be thinking this is another one of his crazy rants. You should you like this one at least. I wouldn't waste my precious blogs on things that didn't matter. Okay, once in a while, maybe - but not now! Last Sep.-Dec. I created a form letter and made copies and sent one to every senator and congress person from AZ and did it once a week. Those copies, envelopes, and stamps sure add up quick. But I felt a need to annoy the letter openers in those various offices with a message from an irate citizen.

I hope I made my point. Please let me know your impressions.

- JL