Monday, April 30, 2007

GATORS ARE #1-- BEAT BUCKEYES AGAIN!!!!


It is 8:41 a.m. and 66.1 degrees F. and clear. Patrick is curled up on his afghan by my feet. But not for long. We gotta go. we're outa here! More later, check back.



Hey, Check this out:



Gators leads nation with 9 picks

April 29, 2007

Florida beat Ohio State -- again.

Six Gators were taken on the second day of the NFL draft, giving the national champions nine players selected in the seven rounds, the most of any school. The runner-up with eight picks was Ohio State, which lost to the Gators in the BCS title game in January.

Gators taken Sunday were defensive tackles Marcus Thomas by Denver and Joe Cohen by San Francisco, both in the fourth round; cornerback Ryan Smith by Tennessee, also in the fourth round; and receiver Dallas Baker by Pittsburgh, running back DeShawn Wynn by Green Bay and linebacker Brandon Siler by San Diego, all in the seventh round.

Among the prominent Gators undrafted were quarterback Chris Leak and linebacker Earl Everett.

Dallas Baker WR 7 (227) Pittsburgh

Joe Cohen DT 4 (135) San Francisco

Earl Eeverett OLB FA Cincinatii

Chris Leak QB FA Chicago

Jamelle Cornelius WR FA Buffalo

Brian Crum LB FA Still weighing offers

Steven Harris DL FA Denver

Reggie Lewis CB FA Buffalo

Ray McDonald DT/DE 3 (97) San Francisco

Jarvis Moss DE 1 (17) Denver

Reggie Nelson S 1 (21) Jacksonville

Brandon Siler LB 7 (240) San Diego

Ryan Smith CB 6 (206) Tennessee

Marcus Thomas DT 4 (121) Denver

DeShawn Wynn RB 7 (228) Green Bay


That's four players to The Denver Broncos, three players to The San Francisco 49'ers, and two players to The Buffalo Bills.

We had nine players drafted which is the most by one college this year.











gogatorsgogatorsgogators

Sunday, April 29, 2007

OH, MORGAN!

JUNIOR MEETING MORGAN AND MIKE


JUNIOR'S GRAND AM FLANKED BY TWO TRANS AMS


MORGAN'S TRANS AM WS6


DIEHARD GATOR FAN


YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING!!!!!


It is 5:55 a.m. and dark out at 52.0 degrees, and calm. Patrick is still in bed.<p> Junior, Patrick and I road tripped our way to Lafayette, Ind. to meet and greet with the drivers from the Spike TV show "Bull Run", a road rally reality show, and to look over their cars. There were four vehicles and five teams there. And more buxom beautiful blondes than I've seen on one place in a long time.

Junior got a Bull Run T-shirt signed by all the drivers and got to meet hot 24 year old Morgan and her Father Mike who ran a WS6 on the show and we suspect might have won (Show is still airing). The show is patterned after the real Bull Run, which is limited to 100 participants and runs from Maine to Florida every year.

Anyway, on the way up we saw a car with a GATORS decal and exchanged chomps and "GoGators" with the driver. And while in Dick's looking at Kayaks, we chatted with another Gator who showed us his Gator Tattoo--(We know each other by our ball caps)

For lunch in Delphi, at a little mom and pop's, we enjoyed the WORLD'S LARGEST BREADED PORK TENDERLOIN, and it was perfect!! Their own breading, and home-made onion rings. And they gave us free cake as it was their one-year anniversary. Waitress showed us a photo of their FOUR POUND hamburger on a huge bun that they baked themselves...

Found a few caches on the way, and hid a few, and met some cachers we knew on the trails. Patrick got his travel bug discovered.

Good Saturday!

From the Patriot Post:



This week’s ‘Alpha Jackass’ award:

“We are going to pick up Senate seats as a result of this war.” —Senate Majority Leader Dingey Harry Reid, putting politics first in a time of war.


From the Inbox:


CLASSROOM DESKS


Back in September of 2005, on the first day of school,
Martha Cothren, a social studies school teacher at Robinson High School
in Little Rock, did something not to be forgotten. On the first day of
school, with permission of the school superintendent, the principal and
the building supervisor, she took all of the desks out of the classroom.

The kids came into first period, they walked in, there were no desks.
They obviously looked around and said "Ms. Cothren, where's our desk?"
And she said, "You can't have a desk until you tell me how you earn them.


They thought, "Well, maybe it's our grades." "No," she said.


"Maybe it's our behavior." And she told them, "No, it's not even your behavior." And so they came and went in the first period, still no
desks in the classroom.

Second period, same thing, third period. By early afternoon television
news crews had gathered in Ms. Cothren's class to find out about this
crazy teacher who had taken all the desks out of the classroom. The last
period of the day, Martha Cothren gathered her class. They were at this
time sitting on the floor around the sides of the room. And she says,
"Throughout the day no one has really understood how you earn the desks
that sit in this classroom ordinarily." She said, "Now I'm going to tell
you."

Martha Cothren went over to the door of her classroom and opened it, and
as she did 27 U.S. veterans, wearing their uniforms, walked into that
classroom, each one carrying a school desk. And they placed those school
desks in rows, and then they stood along the wall. And by the time they
had finished placing those desks, those kids for the first time I think
perhaps in their lives understood how they earned those desks.

Martha said, "You don't have to earn those desks. These guys did it for
you. They put them out there for you, but it's up to you to sit here
responsibly to learn, to be good students and good citizens, because they
paid a price for you to have that desk, and don't ever forget it."

My friend, I think sometimes we forget that the freedoms
that we have are freedoms not because of celebrities. The freedoms are
because of ordinary people who did extraordinary things, who loved this
country more than life itself, and who not only earned a school desk for
a kid at the Robinson High School in Little Rock, but who earned a seat
for you and me to enjoy this great land we call home, this wonderful
nation that we better love enough to protect and preserve with the kind
of conservative, solid values and principles that made us a great nation.


"We live in the Land of the Free because of the brave"

Remember our Troops...




GO GATORS!

Saturday, April 28, 2007

BULL RUN REVISITED

YUSTMAN



It is 5:12 a.m. It is dark out and 48.4 degrees F., dead calm. Patrick got up and went downstairs to sleep with Junior who is conked out on one of the couches in the living room.

Today we venture to Lafayette, Ind. to meet and greet Morgan, the hot chick from the Spike TV show Bull Run. She and her dad are/were contestants and run a Trans Am WS6... From the Patriot Post:



Quote of the week

“One thing that [Iraqi war theater commander Gen. David Petraeus] reminded us was, this [war] is a test of wills, and he admonished us... that what we say to the world, to our adversaries and our allies, is listened to by the other side... It must come as a shock to al-Qa’ida leaders to have an aide come into their safe house and tell them that Senator [Harry] Reid has declared that, in fact, they are winning and the war is lost. I think it’s highly irresponsible for the leader of the U.S. Senate to have said that and, just speaking for myself as the ranking Republican on the Armed Services Committee, I think that the leader of the Senate should step down from that position.” —Congressman Duncan Hunter, California Republican, on Wednesday, after Gen. Petraeus’ closed-door congressional briefing sessions


Emphasis above added by Trader Rick. The drive -by media is so powerful. Unless he does something to disgrace himself, they continue to ignore all but the liberal Republican candidates, e.g. McCain, Guliani and what's her name.


More later. Do you want another eye candy photo for this morning? OK, I'll see what I can find...

Friday, April 27, 2007

RAIN,RAIN


It is 5:39 a.m. and dark and windy and drizzley at 50.2 degrees F. outside, where Earthdog is. We've gotten about six inches of rain in the last few days.

More later. Oh, before I forget , we've added Carrie Ann Inaba, the Dancing with the Stars judge to our current Hot Babes 25 list...(She is a Chinese/Japanese/Irish babe with BRAINS).

Thursday, April 26, 2007

FORGET ME

"Precious", winner of the 2007 BAGO HOT DOG BASH Weiner Dog Contest.


It is 5:52 a.m. and dark out at 51.3 degrees. My little house dog is still in bed.

Every morning when I log in to Blogger, I check the box marked "Remember Me". And every morning it doesn't. Guess I'm not checking the box with the proper flair. Or is it that the genius computer programmers aren't as smart as we hope they are?

Where do I get in line for a ticket ot Gliese 581?

BYE BYE ROSIE!!!!

Rosie announced on the View yesterday that she would end her stint on the show in June when her one year contract is up. She said ABC wanted to sign her to a three year contract and she only wanted one, and so they are parting ways. BaBa Wahwah (Who OWNS the show) said she had nothing to do with the negotiations.

Do they think we're that stupid? Well, no , but what else could they say?

Rosie is a LIAR. Walters is a LIAR (to save her face).

Rosie was fired.

Listen: If you were passionate about politics and/or the environment or whatever, and you were given a free reign to rant on national network TV for ten minutes every day, with a couple of handpicked henchmen to cheer you on and shout down any opposition to what you were saying (Elizabeth) would you give it up? Of course not.

Trump wins.

The sad thing is this bloated commie nincompoop will most likely show up again to pollute our airwaves. And they fire IMUS...huh!

From the Patriot Post:


EDITORIAL EXEGESIS

”D For Defeatism: Party Of Retreat: The Senate’s top Democrat has announced to terrorists a U.S. surrender in Iraq. Considering our new strategy’s documented successes, Harry Reid’s determination to lose is practically treasonous. In a week that saw the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, and a Senate committee subject the attorney general to a modern-day Salem witch trial, the Senate majority leader managed to say something that made headlines: ‘This war is lost,’ the Nevada Democrat told reporters Thursday, ‘and this surge is not accomplishing anything.’ That’s odd. According to the Pentagon, the influx of tens of thousands of troops, accompanied by a new strategy focused on counterinsurgency, and led by a new commander, Gen. David Petraeus, is accomplishing plenty. Over the past six weeks, as the Baghdad security plan has been implemented, attacks on civilians in the city have been cut roughly in half. Civilian casualties are down almost a quarter nationwide, with attacks on civilians off 17%. Only in north-central Iraq did violence grow...Reid has instead given moral support to the terrorists. His ‘leadership’ has been to try to cut off our forces’ war funding. Now he has told the Islamofascists that victory is theirs if they can just keep blowing up U.S. soldiers and Iraqi citizens a little while longer. In aiding and comforting the enemy in wartime, Reid has betrayed the office he holds, shamed the Nevadans he represents and made the Democratic Party he leads synonymous with surrender. There is one way he can repair the damage he’s done to the nation: step down.“—Investor’s Business Daily



GO GATORS!!


IMPEACHE PELOSI!!

-30-

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

NEW MEMBER OF THE TRAITORS' CLUB?

Senator Harry (My hands are up and I've dropped my weapon) Reid is rapidly building up his resume to join the likes of such heroes of the Left as Jane Fonda and John F. Kerry. His statement that we have lost the war, I 'm sure, is comforting to the jihadists. His party's calling for surrender and retreat can't quite be characterized as Treason, or can it?

Here is some testimony that can be used at his impeachment trial for Treason:

Senator Reid:
When you say we've lost in Iraq, I don't think you understand the effect of your words. The Iraqis I speak with are the good guys here, fighting to build a stable government. They hear what you say, but they don't understand it. They don't know about the political game, they don't know about a Presidential veto, and they don't know about party politics.
But they do know that if they help us, they are noticed by terrorists and extremists. They decide to help us if they think we can protect them from those terrorists. They tell us where caches of weapons are hidden. They call and report small groups of men who are strangers to the neighborhood, men that look the same to us, but are obvious to them as a foreign suicide cell.

To be brief, your words are killing us. Your statements make the Iraqis afraid to help us for fear we'll leave them unprotected in the future. They don't report a cache, and its weapons blow up my friends in a convoy. They don't report a foreign fighter, and that fighter sends a mortar onto my base. Your statements are noticed, and they have an effect.


Finally, you are mistaken when you say we are losing. We are winning, I see it every day. However, we will win with fewer casualties if you help us. Will you?

Respectfully,

LT Jason Nichols, USN
MNF-I, Baghdad

'Nuff said.

BANG, YOU'RE DEAD!

The Pottawattamie Indians tell of a legendary Old Man and Little White Wolf who inhabit an Old Spirit Tree down by the Wabash River...


It is 5:49 a.m. and dark out at 54.2 degrees and rainy. Patrick is alsleep, curled up on his afghan at my feet.

Some bright young nerd ought to inplement this new brainstorm I had for computer keyboards: The ability to program keys to print sentences, like your signature, password, address, password, etc. Oh, I know there are automatic features that put those things in, but they are not available all the time. For White Men, you could program in a written Mea Culpa for saying insensitive words about homos or colored people... The Army tells us:


Snipers in Afghanistan Get New Rifle
Army News Service | Matthew Leary | April 23, 2007
FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, Afghanistan (Army News Service, April 23, 2007) - Soldiers from Task Force Fury are the first in a combat zone to receive a new sniper rifle, the XM110 semi-automatic sniper system.

The new rifle has several new features, the most prominent being an improved rate of fire.

"It's semi-automatic, so it allows for rapid re-engagement of targets," said Staff Sgt. Jason R. Terry, a sniper instructor with the U.S. Army Sniper School.

Older rifles such as the M24 Sniper Weapon System are bolt-action weapons that require the user to manually feed another round into the chamber after each shot. The automatic firing capabilities of the SASS will decrease lag time in between shots, Staff Sgt. Terry said.

A metal tube that fits over the barrel of the rifle also significantly reduces the signature blast and eliminates the small cloud of dust that rises off the ground from the gases emitted through the barrel.

This advancement will make locating snipers in the field, even after they have fired a shot, difficult for enemy forces, said Staff Sgt. Terry.


More later, maybe.



GO GATORS!!!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

RUBY TUESDAY


It is 6:07 a.m. dark out and 58.9 degrees F. Patrick is sleeping in.

From the Patriot Post:



THE GIPPER ON ARMS

“There are those in America today who have come to depend absolutely on government for their security. And when government fails they seek to rectify that failure in the form of granting government more power. So, as government has failed to control crime and violence with the means given it by the Constitution, they seek to give it more power at the expense of the Constitution. But in doing so, in their willingness to give up their arms in the name of safety, they are really giving up their protection from what has always been the chief source of despotism—government. Lord Acton said power corrupts. Surely then, if this is true, the more power we give the government the more corrupt it will become. And if we give it the power to confiscate our arms we also give up the ultimate means to combat that corrupt power. In doing so we can only assure that we will eventually be totally subject to it.” —Ronald Reagan

More Later



Here in the Crossroads of America, the sons of bitches at ACLU ( Sorry, there just are no words in the languagae to descibe how loathsome these cretins are to us...) have filed another of their heinous lawsuits challenging Indiana's "In God We Trust" auto license tag. It is one of two you can choose from, and features an American Flag. The other one doesn't say "In God We Trust". ACLU says their suit has "nothing to do with religion." Yeah right. They are so arrogant to think we are so stupid!! BTW there IS no 'wall of separation' in the U.S. Constitution. That's a Supreme Court concept.



GO GATORS
FREE LIBBY
DRAFT FRED
CARATHAGE MUST BE DESTROYED

Monday, April 23, 2007

THE THOUGHT POLICE

GOLDEN AMMO CAN


BAGO BASH


WHEEL DOG, EARTHDOG PATRICK, CHE K


It is 5:05 a.m. and Patrick is outside. It is 63.9 degrees out and dark.

This whole IMUS firing thing has set a dangerous precedent. Granted what Imus said was extemely mean spirited and directed against the wrong target; granted he SHOULD have apologized for it. But it was NOT a racist remark, in our opinion. And the nappy headed ho that said she was "scarred for life" committed a far more egregious asshole remark than Imus did.

Beacause now White Men everywhere are in mortal fear of their jobs should they offend the Black Racist Intimidators.

We have here in INdiana a high ranking state cabinet member who stated in a Republican meeting that blacks were slaves to the Master of the Democrat Party. OMG!!!!

Well, it's true--these black sheeples vote 90% democrat--and well they should--they know what side of the welfare bread is buttered. Sorry folks, that's the truth. It has nothing to do with race--the Republican Party freed them from slavery and offered them the best opportunities for over a hundred years, and the democrat party did its damnedest to keep segregation in place, but that's not important to them--It's the welfare dole, that keeps them slaves to the democrat party.

So now some self-apppointed black lynch party demanded and got a hearing with this poor white guy to hear his public apology for offending them. And he caved, the dastardly coward. So who's the racist intimidators now? Not the Klan. Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and their minions that they've trained to stick it to the White man.

Careful, boys. This could very well backfire on you.

GOGATORSFREELIBBYVOTE THOMPSONDESTROY CARTHAGE

Sunday, April 22, 2007

GOT TO REST UP NOW

BUDDAMAN,PINESTRAIL,CHE K,LEAD DOG, WHEEL DOG


EARTHDOG PATRICK, LEAD DOG


iT IS 9:31 A.M. AND 63.9 DEGREES F. Patrick is asleep on the recliner, being his usuall grump self. Blogger refused to let us in earlier this morning.

Worn out from the 2007 SPRING BAGO HOT DOG BASH at the dam yesterday. Will post some pics.

It was 74 degrees at the BASH, and that means we will probably be picking up winter lumber and mowing today, if the ground is dry enuff. Grass has been green for several days and now bursting with growth. Pear tree is in full bloom... more later.



Junior and I saw a fisherman at the BASH yesterday in a Kentucky Hat and Kentucky BB shirt and we said, " Hey Kentucky,Sorry about your luck, we're GATORS!!" ( we are not above being assholes sometimes) He said," I was so glad you guys beat Ohio State, twice for championships!! We hate Ohio State." Hmmm....



GO GATORS, PARDON LIBBY, FRED IN '08

Saturday, April 21, 2007

TODAY'S THE DAY!


It is 4:58 a.m. and 51.3 degrees F. Patrick is outside, doing his thing.

Today is the day theLord has made.

Getting ready to load the Koda up with supplies for the 2007 BAGO Hot Dog Bash.

See you there.

More tomorrow.

Friday, April 20, 2007

WE ARE ALL HOKIES TODAY

DON'T DO IT AGAIN


It is 6:21 a.m. and dark out at 47.5 degrees. Patrick is curled up on his afghan at my feet.


Weather Forecast for Huntington for tomorrow for 2007 BAGO HOT DOG BASH is Sunny and 72 degrees. NBC should not have aired the video, audio and stills of the VPI murderer. We're not assigning blame to them, as there is not much precedent here. But we think all broadcasters should pledge not to air this sort of thing in the future. Without that assurance, we may get some copy cat killers who want to establish their place in History. Why reward them with the notoriety they seek? Just our opinion. From the Patriot Post:

“Why is the Virginia Tech murderer always referred to as the ‘gunman’ and not the ‘murderer’? Had he stabbed a dozen students to death, would he be the ‘knifeman’?” —Dennis Prager

This congress we have is a disgrace, and not just the Democrats who are trying their damnest to get us to lose this war. We need a Joe McCarthy to clean the place up, weed out the traitors like Pelosi and the grifters and cheats. Money hid in the refrigerator! OMG!!!

GO GATORS, FREE LIBBY, DRAFT FRED, CARTHAGE MUST BE DESTROYED!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

THANK YOU CITIZEN SOLDIERS!


TODAY IS THE ANNIVERSARY OF OUR LIBERTY!!

Concord Hymn
Ralph Waldo Emerson

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood
And fired the shot heard round the world.

The foe long since in silence slept;
Alike the conqueror silent sleeps;
And Time the ruined bridge has swept
Down the dark stream which seaward creeps.

On this green bank, by this soft stream,
We set to-day a votive stone;
That memory may their deed redeem,
When, like our sires, are sons are gone.

Spirit, that made those heroes dare
To die and leave their children free,
Bid Time and Nature gently spare
The shaft we raise to them and thee.

THE BEGINNING OF THE END

BLOOD ON THE OL GPSr


It is 6:43 a.m. and dark out, at 48.2 degrees F. Patrick is snoozing in the recliner.

Yesterday, the Supreme Court made it's first decision eroding the Roe vs. Wade precedent.

The Court upheld the ban on partial-birth abortion.

This is why we need to vote for a Republican for President, no matter how onerous he may seem. History will judge our civilization on how we treated our people. We have erased the stain of Slavery. Now we must erase the stain of baby murder.

G.W. Bush's two appointees to the Supreme Court allowed this victory for humanity. A future moderate Republican President may not appoint conservative or strict constructionist jurists. but a democrat President most assuredly will appoint baby-killing Godless commies.

It's unfortunate that the Supreme Court has been allowed to seize the disproportionate power it now enjoys. But until that changes, we must be vigilent in assuring conservative judges be appointed in the future.

This opens the way for the overturning of the most onerous decision the Supreme Court of the United States has ever made.

The descenting Associate Justices should be ashamed of themselves and have forever sealed their legacy in history as cowardly protectors of murderers.

Thank you President Bush, and

Praise theLord--We Shall Overcome!

From the Inbox:

April 18, 2007

(Washington, DC) – The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which specializes in constitutional law, today applauded the Supreme Court for its decision to uphold the national ban on partial-birth abortion and outlaw the gruesome procedure. The ACLJ filed amicus briefs in both cases before the Supreme Court – including one on behalf of some 80 members of Congress and more than 320,000 Americans.

“This is a monumental victory for the preservation of human life,” said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ, which litigates pro-life issues. “By rejecting the lawsuits challenging the national ban, the high court demonstrated that this gruesome procedure has no place in the medical community. We’re delighted and encouraged that a majority of the high court determined that it was time to bring an end to what only can be described as infanticide. This decision represents an important shift in the ongoing battle to protect human life and represents a very significant pro-life victory in the abortion debate.”

The ACLJ has been very active in supporting the government’s defense of the federal ban and has filed a brief in the Nebraska case on behalf of some 80 members of Congress along with more than 320,000 Americans. The ACLJ also filed a brief in the case out of California.

The 5-4 ruling came in the consolidated cases of Gonzales v. Carhart (05-380) and Gonzales v. Planned Parenthood (05-1382).

You can read the Supreme Court decision here.

Led by Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow, the American Center for Law and Justice specializes in constitutional law and focuses on pro-life litigation. The ACLJ is based in Washington, D.C.



GOGATORS, DRAFTFRED, FREESCOOTER!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

WEASLES AND WORMS

WABASH COUNTY INDIANA MILITIA MAN AND TANK


It is 5:23 a.m. and dark out at 49.9 degrees F. Patrick is in bed.


Well, you just had to know the gun-control moonbats would come out from under their rocks after the Blacksburg Massacre.

Paul Helmke, our former mayor, now Chief Useful Idiot of Handgun Control Brady Bunch got his 15 minutes of fame making a fool of himself on TV yesterday.They really picked a loser.



Rosie acted out a bizarro rant on the View. She stated that Columbine "cut her off at the knees" (We didn't know she had children at the school, we thought she lived in Hollyweird). She said that she devoted five years of her life to trying to get gun control legislation passed, and failed. She lamented that gun-control will NEVER be passed in America, because Americans are assholes controlled by the NRA. (or words to that effect) For someone who devoted five years of their life to cause she sure doesn't know much about it. She throws terms like AK-47 around in her rants. You know, you can't just go out and buy an AK-47, right? But you should be able to. Here's why:



CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

AMENDMENT II

A WELL REGULATED MILITIA, BEING NECCESSASRY TO THE SECURITY OF A FREE STATE, THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.


OK. This is not about self-defense. This is not about Rabbit Hunting. This is about BLOODY REVOLUTION!!



The militia is not the National Guard--Nor is it an angry mob. It is the body of people, armed, ready to band together to throw off the shackles of an oppressive government. That's what the "security of a free state" is all about. It's Sherwood Forest with longbows. This right is an INDIVIDUAL right.



The framers of the Constitution were Rebels, who had risked their blood and treasure to throw off the yokes of an oppressive government, and they understood that free people must have the ability to do that, and that's the reason for the Second Amendment--It ensures all the other rights. AND it can't be amended or changed without throwing out the ENTIRE constitution, since the passage of the Constitution was contingent upon passage of the Bill of Rights .



Now it is of course against the law to overthrow the government, or indeed to even advocate it. Those who make BLOODY REVOLUTION are hanged if they don't win. If they do win, they get to make the new governement. You see, it not about the score, it's whether or not you win.



The second American Revolution occured 1860-65, and the rebels lost. They wern't hanged but they sure were punished badly...



Anyway in 1787, your "arms" were a musket with knife attached and maybe a horse and flintlock pistol. That's what the government foreign mercenary troops had, as well.



Americans whould be allowed to possess whatever weapons the modern government infantry man has, to include fully automatic rifles, machine guns, grenades, rocket launchers, etc. to be on a par with government soldiers, should it come to that. How else can we make BLODDY REVOLUTION if we need to?



If the Government decides to Waco or Ruby Ridge us, can we stand up with just deer rifles and pickup trucks against black helicopter gunships?--- You bet we can--but not if they take our handguns away...



--Trader Rick


DRAFT FRED THOMPSON FOR POTUS!

FREE LIBBY!

GO GATORS!

CARTHAGE MUST BE DESTROYED!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

OUT OF THE MOUTHS...


EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE WE GET AN EMAIL THAT TOUCHES OUR HEART...


Saying Grace In A Restaurant
> >
> > Last week, I took my children to a restaurant.
> >
> > My six-year-old son asked if he could say grace.
> >
> > As we bowed our heads he said, "God is good, God is great. Thank you for the food, and I would even thank you more if Mom gets us ice cream for dessert. And Liberty and justice for all! Amen!"
> >
> > Along with the laughter from the other customers nearby, I heard a woman
> > remark, "That's what's wrong with this country. Kids today don't even know how to pray. Asking God for ice cream! Why, I never!"
> >
> > Hearing this, my son burst into tears and asked me, "Did I do it wrong? Is
> > God mad at me?"
> >
> > As I held him and assured him that he had done a terrific job, and God was certainly not mad at him, an elderly gentleman approached the table.
> >
> > He winked at my son and said, "I happen to know that God thought that was a great prayer."
> >
> > "Really?" my son asked.
> >
> > "Cross my heart," the man replied.
> >
> > Then, in a theatrical whisper, he added (indicating the woman whose remark had started this whole thing), "Too bad she never asks God for ice cream. A little ice cream is good for the soul sometimes."
> >
> > Naturally, I bought my kids ice cream at the end of the meal. My son stared at his for a moment, and then did something I will remember the rest of my life.
> >
> > He picked up his sundae and, without a word, walked over and placed it in front of the woman. With a big smile he told her, "Here, this is for you. Ice cream is good for the soul sometimes; and my soul is good already."
> >
> > The End
> >
> > I love this story!
> > Please keep it moving.
> > Sometimes, we all need some ice cream
> > I hope God sends you some Ice Cream today!

ANIOTHER REASON TO HATE CHINKS


It is 5:53 a.m. and 39.1 degrees and dark out. Patrick is sleeping in.

ONLY 4 DAYS LEFT UNTIL BAGO BASH!!!

Well, speak of the devil, here he is. back in a few.<p> OK, now Earthdog is outside. Speaking of Earthdog, he was a bad boy at Pokhagon State Park campground last Saturday. He took off after a squirrel and ignored our frenzied screams for him to desist. Junior said he never saw him move so fast, he covered several hundred yards in about three seconds. Junior said he kept up with the squirrel for a long distance. All I could think of was wandering around the woods for three days, in the snow, calling for him, the little turd. He's a nappy headed little ho.

Speaking of nappy heads, we ate at Wendy's Sa turday. I always get the same thing off the Value menu, altho I see now it's the "Super" Value Menu: Junior Bacon Cheeseburger, Small fries and Chocolate Frosty Dairy desert. This time I added a cup of Chili, since it was snowing. There was a surprising amount of meat in the chili, altho I couldn't identify what kind. I think when they bus the tables, they save any uneaten portions of hamburgers for Chili use. Come to think of it, since the customers clean up after themselves, maybe they get it outa the trash bins before taking them to the dumpster. Just Kidding!!! Don't sue me!

I think Imus got screwed. Some people who agree with me have charged the networks with "caving" into the Afro-American Racists. I don't agree. They are free to make whatever stupid decisions they want to based on business considerations, even tho they really shot themselves in the foot over this one. I hope Imus gets back on somewhere, altho I doubt it will happen.

Now that the dust is clearing on the Virinia Tech campus, self-righteous assholes in the media and public arena, including Mike Savage (aw, com'on!) are wondering why the campus was not sealed after the first shootings, and the Chink allowed to wander around for two hours before going on his rampage. For crying out loud! It was a domestic dispute type murder. This happens every week in the city up north of here. They don't seal down the city for every murder. Who could have predicted that the perp would pull off a massacre? No one. Usually they just flee. These jerks are looking for someone to blame other than the shooter. Mike, it's beneath you.



OK, so now doggie has taken up his position at my feet, curled up on his afghan in front of the Space heater.

GO GATORS FREE LOUIS
DRAFT FRED



-tr-

Monday, April 16, 2007

DRAFT FRED!!!


OUR ALTERNATIVE TO THE COMMUNISTS' HILLARDY CLINTON, THE MUSLIMS' BARRACK OBAMA AND THE VIET CONGS' JOHN KERRY.

DUMPED!!!

TRADER RICK, JR. AND EARTHDOG PATRICK AT POKHAGON SATURDAY


It is 7:17 a.m. and Patrick is snoozing in the recliner. 33.8 degrees outside and blue sky.

STEMS AND SEEDS:

Well one of those limey princes just dumped his girlfriend of four years. Now the breakup is all over the British tabloids. How must she feel? On track to be a rich princess or Queen or something when you go to bed--in the morning just another nappy headed ho. Life has dealt her a cruel blow--Oh well. And she's just so cute, and with dimples! What's that nappy headed Prince thinking?

Our two inches of snow melted in a hurry, now just soggy turf.

Five days left until 2007 SPRING BAGO HOT DOG BASH! NWS weather report forecasts Pasrtly Cloudy and 72, yes that's seventy-two degrees F.

And from the PATRIOT POST:


This week’s ‘Alpha Jackass’ award

“We Democrats should’ve been unapologetic last week defending Speaker Pelosi because the truth was on our side: She had a right to go and she was right to go. The coordinated attack on her trip to Syria was as inappropriate as it was irresponsible. And when that happens to one of our leaders, we should all damn well stand up and be counted in our support, or else we hand partisan operatives on the other side a dangerous victory.” —John Kerry, who also “represented” the U.S. to the North Vietnamese in Paris in 1970



Why isn't that traitor dangling from a live oak tree?

GO GATORS!

PARDON LIBBY!

RUN, FRED, RUN!!!!!!




Sunday, April 15, 2007

NEW ISQ!!!


Breaking News from BAGO HQ in Bippus, Indiana:
New Indiana Spirit Quest Geocache!!


WINTER WONDERLAND

APRIL SHOWERS


Happy geocachers at Kettle Hole at Pokhagon State Park


It is 7:24 a.m. and we are back in rural Wabash County. It is 29.6 degrees F. and about two inches of snow on the ground. Every branch on every tree is covered in the White Stuff. Patrick decided to sleep in today.

Saw a pop up for a computer dating service for "young and attractive" people. What about us old and ugly people? I'd join that one.

From the Patriot Post:



EDITORIAL EXEGESIS

“House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) offered an excellent demonstration [last week] of why members of Congress should not attempt to supplant the secretary of state when traveling abroad. After a meeting with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad in Damascus, Ms. Pelosi announced that she had delivered a message from Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert that ‘Israel was ready to engage in peace talks’ with Syria. What’s more, she added, Mr. Assad was ready to ‘resume the peace process’ as well... Only one problem: The Israeli prime minister entrusted Ms. Pelosi with no such message. ‘What was communicated to the U.S. House Speaker does not contain any change in the policies of Israel,’ said a statement quickly issued by the prime minister’s office. In fact, Mr. Olmert told Ms. Pelosi that ‘a number of Senate and House members who recently visited Damascus received the impression that despite the declarations of Bashar Assad, there is no change in the position of his country regarding a possible peace process with Israel.’ In other words, Ms. Pelosi not only misrepresented Israel’s position but was virtually alone in failing to discern that Mr.Assad’s words were mere propaganda... The really striking development here is the attempt by a Democratic congressional leader to substitute her own foreign policy for that of a sitting Republican president. Two weeks ago Ms. Pelosi rammed legislation through the House of Representatives that would strip Mr.Bush of his authority as commander in chief to manage troop movements in Iraq. Now she is attempting to introduce a new Middle East policy that directly conflicts with that of the president. We have found much to criticize in Mr. Bush’s military strategy and regional diplomacy. But Ms. Pelosi’s attempt to establish a shadow presidency is not only counterproductive, it is foolish.” —The Washington Post

Liberals turning on their own?



More later, maybe.


GO GATORS!

DRAFT FRED!

FREE LIBBY!


Labels:

Saturday, April 14, 2007

WHAT METEORS?

OK, so dude, we're back. It was just OK for me you know? A little pitchy in the middle.



Greetins from the Fort. Patrick is in bed with Junior.



Seeds & Stems:



So, hey IMUS really got screwed by those two despicable nappy headed Hos, The REVEREND Jessie-how-many-bastards-do -I have- out-there Jackson and Liar hypocrite Al Sharpton. These two are probably the last two guys in America that you want being your moral compass...



From the INBOX:



Becoming Illegal (Actual letter circulating the internet, from an Iowa resident sent to his senator -- and if it's not, interesting concept!!)

The Honorable Tom Harkin
731 Hart Senate Office Building
Phone (202) 224 3254
Washington DC , 20510

Dear Senator Harkin,

As a native Iowan and excellent customer of the Internal Revenue Service, I am writing to ask for your assistance. I have contacted the Department of Homeland Security in an effort to determine the process for becoming an illegal alien and they referred me to you.

My primary reason for wishing to change my status from U.S. Citizen to illegal alien stems from the bill which was recently passed by the Senate and for which you voted. If my understanding of this bill's provisions is accurate, as an illegal alien who has been in the United States for five years, all I need to do to become a citizen is to pay a $2,000 fine and income taxes for three of the last five years. I know a good deal when I see one and I am anxious to get
the process started before everyone figures it out.

Simply put, those of us who have been here legally have had to pay taxes every year so I'm excited about the prospect of avoiding two years of taxes in return for paying a $2,000 fine. Is there any way that I can apply to be illegal retroactively? This would yield an excellent result for me and my family because we paid heavy taxes in 2004 and 2005.

Additionally, as an illegal alien I could begin using the local emergency room as my primary health care provider. Once I have stopped paying premiums for medical insurance, my accountant figures I could save almost $10,000 a year.

Anoth er benefit in gaining illegal status would be that my daughter would receive preferential treatment relative to her law school applications, as well as "in-state" tuition rates for many colleges throughout the United States for my son.

Lastly, I understand that illegal status would relieve me of the burden of renewing my driver's license and making those burdensome car insurance premiums. This is very important to me given that I still have college age children driving my car.

If you would provide me with an outline of the process to become illegal (retroactively if possible) and copies of the necessary forms, I would be most appreciative.
&n bsp; Thank you for your assistance.

Your Loyal Constituent,
Donald Ruppert


Burlington , IA

Get your Forms (NOW)!! Call your Internal Revenue Service 1-800-829-1040.

Please pass this onto your friends so they can save on this great offer!!!!







GO GATORS
FREE LOUIS

http://www.geocaching.com/bookmarks/default.aspx?guid=3b4a0d0e-5eba-44d9-bb2c-64c1a6e534cc&WptTypeID=11

Labels:

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

ANOTHER NEW BEGINNING

JENNIE


JAMIE


ELIZABETH MITCHELL
CHICK FIGHT!


It is 6:01 a.m. and dark out at 29.7 degrees out, and Patrick is napping under his afghan on the recliner.

More later

ok, NOW IT'S LATER.


From the Patriot Post:

“Renowned metallurgist Rosie O’Donnell proclaimed on TV last Thursday that Sept. 11, 2001, was a more significant date than most of us realized. It was, in her words, ‘the first time in history that fire has ever melted steel.’ This, of course, came as news to steelworkers, blacksmiths, firefighters, manufacturers of samurai swords, and other fools who hadn’t realized that steel is forged in magic furnaces using dragon breath and pixie dust...O’Donnell focused on World Trade Center Building 7, which has become the grassy knoll for 9/11 conspiracy theorists. Asked if the government was responsible for its collapse, she coyly replied that she didn’t know. All she knows is that it’s ‘impossible for a building to fall the way it fell without explosives being involved’ and that, for the ‘first time in history, steel was melted by fire.’ Wink, wink. For the record, fire can melt steel, and buildings also collapse when heat weakens steel. But that misses the point. The point is we shouldn’t have to argue with crazy people. Regardless, it appears that not even the heat of ridicule can weaken O’Donnell’s steely resolve to make an idiot of herself.” —Jonah Goldberg

Random thoughts:

Do you think "Barry" Obama-rama deep in his heart believes he's qualified to be POTUS?

Junior says the recent episode of LOST, which we call "Island Girls Gone Wild", in which Kate and Julia engage in a Mud Fight among other things, shows on HDTV close ups that Julia has a flawed complexion.

He still thinks Kate is the (currently alive) hottest character on the show, while I have moved to Juliet. I base my opinion on three things that I find attractive in the female form that Juliet has in abundance and Kate really lacks: Tits, ass and hips. (I don't count the little saline sacks that Evangeline obviously had inserted into her bosums over the summer hiatis).

Speaking of beauty contests, we have finally come up with a decision regarding Still Standing's Jamie Gertz and What I Like About You's Jennie Garth--While Blond Jennie is perfect in every way, we think Brunnette Jamie's smoldering hotness wins out...

We got his placemat that shows little portraits of all the Presidents.

Here's the skinny on presidential facial hair:

1. Mutton Chops (2): J.Q. Adams, Van Buren
2. Beard Only (1): Lincoln
3. Mutton Chops & Mustache (1): Arthur
4. Full beard and Mustache (4): Grant, Hayes, Garfield, Harrison
5. Mustache only (3): Cleveland, T. Roosevelt, Taft

All clean shaven since Taft...

We need another president with a beard, I think...

DRAFT FRED THOMPSON
PARDON LEWIS LIBBY
GO GATORS

-30-

Labels: , , , ,

Monday, April 09, 2007

EASTER MONDAY


It is 7:02 a.m. and 30.9 degrees out. Patrick is still in bed.

Random Thoughts for today:

Nancy Pelosi is a great example of an undistingished individual being thrust into a position of power and failing miserably. We haven't seen anything like this since "Jimmah Carter".

Speaking of Carter, he is proving to be an even more inept ex-president as he was a president. He took the oath of office as "Jimmah" and insisted that that was his name. What a tool. So I found this 99-cent placemat with little paintings of all the Presidents, so I bought it to use at the computer desk because I eat and drink here so often. It listed the 39th President as "James Earl Carter, Jr." Bet that burns his ass. Wish he just keep to growing peanuts and building houses.

OK , Stink-dog is up, I've got to let him out. brb

OK, I'm back.

Fred Thompson is looking better and better as a Republican Presidential candidate...

Saw Sen. John F. Kerry, D-Hanoi, and his wife Teresa heinz catsup Kerry on the tube yesterday. Skerry has jumped on the Global Warming/Green network. Stealing Algore's thumder. Except, he announced we have only ten years until the end of the world becomes a done deal, irreversable. Too bad.

Thank you Lord for another beautiful day on our wonderful blue and green orb.

I think the UK has really botched their hostage deal. And letting the marines sell their stories to the tabloids? Come on. I can't get over the videos of them playing ping pong and laughing. Personally, I don't think I would hold up well under torture--but I like to think if my captors told me to smile for the camera, I would try to make the smile at least a little twisted or fake, so people that knew me could tell, and I would stealthily try to blink SOS, so that I could show that to people if I got released...I can't fault them, but something doesn't seem right here.

Shock Jock Don Imus is in a world of hurt over his ill-conceived comments about the Rutgers Womens' BB team. He thought they were kinda ruff looking with all their tatoos and called them "nappy headed hoes". Now, all the Black Racists are crawling out of the woodwork saying he's a bigot. He's not a bigot. He insults everybody, harshly--only this time it was just a little over the top harsh, and undeserved. He's apologized and that should end it, as far as we're concerned. He's been doing this for twenty years-- If he called a mens' team, that was all white (I know, no such thing) redneck whoredog crackers or something--would there be all the outrage? Maybe-- I don't know.

OK, little white dog has settled in on his afghan, at my feet, in front of the space heater.

I have quit buying Aldi's cheap instant decaf. It just tastes too BAD. I need a strong coffee to counteract the bitterness of the White tea/green tea teabag I put in it to get my TGIF or whatever is in there that's good for me. So now I have to buy expensive Folgers... At least it's good to the last drop--but that last drop:arrrrrgggghhhhh!!!! Later.

DRAFT FRED THOMPSON!!
PARDON SCOOTER!!
GO GATORS!!

I know, I know, it's Maxwell House...









Sunday, April 08, 2007

RUNNER-UP U.

FROM THE ZOOK FREE ZONE:

Ohio State to discontinue football, basketball

By BEN DOVER, IP Sports Writer
April 6, 2007

COLUMBUS, Ohio (IP) -- Ohio State president Karen A. Holbrook announced today at a surprise news conference that the university will discontinue its two major sports programs, football and men's basketball, effective immediately. Holbrook said the reason was, quite simply, the Florida Gators.

"After speaking at length with many of our boosters, we felt this was the best thing for the university," Holbrook said. "Our football and basketball teams each have a long history of excellence. We feel that to continue, especially after being completely dominated by the University of Florida, would tarnish that history."

OSU head football coach Jim Tressel did not take the news well, she said.

"I've had to counsel Jim quite a bit," Holbrook revealed. "He's almost inconsolable."

Holbrook said the idea started making the rounds immediately after the Buckeyes were pounded 41-14 by Florida in the BCS championship game on Jan. 8 in Glendale, Ariz.

"Some of our boosters were extremely vocal about it," she said. "I mean, we were number one all season, and then bam - the Gators made us look like a powder puff team."

Holbrook said she was able to hold off the boosters who wanted to quit until the Buckeye basketball team's loss in the NCAA Championship game Monday night.

"That was the nail in the coffin, as it were," she said. "Thad Matta came storming into my office Tuesday morning, demanding that we make the decision."

Matta, the school's men's basketball coach, said he had mixed emotions.

"Don't get me wrong, I could not be any prouder of these guys," Matta said. "It's hard because I love this team and I don't want it to end. But sometimes in life, you have to make the hard choices. We had a nice run. But once again, the Gators showed us to be overrated. I think it's time to hang it up. Besides, I think I'd be a better assistant coach. I'm going to give Billy Donovan a call next week."

Florida football coach Urban Meyer, a native Ohioan who once served as an assistant at Ohio State, said he felt the school made the right decision.

"I know it was hard for them," Meyer said. "They're used to being one of the top sports programs. But I think it's obvious to everybody that the sun has set on the Buckeyes. Better to go out now, while they can still salvage some self respect for what they did forty years ago."

UF president Bernie Machen said he respected the school's decision as well.

"It always seemed to me that they were living on past glory," Machen said. "I mean really, times have changed. Teams have gotten faster, stronger. Sure, they can still walk all over third-tier Big 10 teams and can beat Michigan. But come on, what's that worth, truly?"

Tressel, finally reached by telephone while vacationing in Trenton, N.J., was in tears.

"This is very painful for Jimmy," Tressel said, referring to himself in the third person for no known reason. "Jimmy doesn't like to lose. Jimmy wants to wear the red sweater vest. Jimmy likes shiny things. Jimmy would like to have a pet monkey."

The rest of Tressel's comments were largely unintelligible, and often profane. He muttered something about not wanting "to be Urban Meyer's bitch anymore" and hung up the telephone.

The school will now focus on its other sports programs, and academics, Holbrook stated.

"The sad thing is, UF has us beat in most of those areas as well," Holbrook said. "But for now, nobody seems to know about it."

The university was founded in 1870 as a land-grant university and is currently considered one of the best public universities in Ohio.

[image]
OSU head football coach Jim Tressel did not take the news well.

HAPPY EASTER


It is 8:24 a.m. and grey out with snow on the ground and 30.8 degrees F. Patrick is asleep at my feet on his afghan in front of the space heater.This is the day the Lord made.

Hope everybody got chocolate bunnies this morning, the solid kind, not the hollow ones. And jelly beans.

More later!



Free Scooter!

GO GATORS!

Saturday, April 07, 2007

THE PATH


From the Patriot Post:

Easter 2007—The Road to the Cross

Spring seems, on a superficial view, to be the gentlest of the seasons. Yet as poet T.S. Eliot proclaimed, “April is the cruellest month, breeding / Lilacs out of the dead land.” Indeed, the new life rising around us is a hard miracle.

At this season, Christians memorialize the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday, and His rising from death on Easter morning. The Resurrection is the central fact that distinguishes Christianity from all other faiths, and we meditate these days on the way to and from the empty tomb.

In Christian theology, Christ’s sacrifice on the cross was the fusion of perfect love and perfect justice, vanquishing evil, in this sense: Because we owe God complete obedience, we have no means to make restitution for our sins. Doing what we should in any instance merely zeroes our balance for that act; we have no way to repay the negative sum of our accumulated sins. Only God Himself could rectify that moral debt on our behalf, in a sacrificial act that is simultaneously purely loving and purely just. One death thus gave each human life forever after an incalculable value, because of that exchange.

Jesus further commanded His believers to follow Him in self-sacrifice: “And when He had called the people to Him, with His disciples also, He said to them, ‘Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me”’ (Mark 8:34). “And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me” (Matthew 10:38). Clearly, Jesus calls His followers to lay down the life of this world and follow Him on the road to the cross.

What lay behind, in the shadow of the cross, was a barbaric world. Life during Christ’s time on earth was cheap, treated as suitable for sport and spectacle. The execution of Jesus by crucifixion typified the cruelty and capriciousness of Roman rule. The Jewish chief priests, arguing for the death of Jesus, clamored, “We have no king but Caesar” (John 19:15). The Roman governor, Pontius Pilate, knew that Jesus was guilty of no capital crime, for he said, “I wash my hands of the blood of this innocent man” —yet, fearing political repercussions should Caesar hear rumors of Jesus as a rival claimant to authority, Pilate permitted the death sentence to be carried out.

Innocent life taken for political expediency—does this sound familiar? We dally with such devaluation today, in embryonic-stem-cell research, abortion, euthanasia, terrorism—all treated as justifiable to relativists. How unseemly, how grotesque, that the devaluation of human life now runs under the banner of “choice.” The question is not whether but what you choose. Among the choices, the hardest path is the road of the cross, following the example of Jesus. Yet if that stony, stumbling course is the hardest, it is also the best.

What swept over the world, after the Resurrection, was a vast transformation. The Apostle Paul took up his cross, in a prisoner’s chains, and brought members of Caesar’s household into the fellowship of Christians—so that they had “no king but King Jesus.” No other possibility aside from true resurrection can adequately explain the acts of the followers of Jesus.

Historically, commemoration of Christ’s Resurrection, as with His birth, has echoed various pagan rites that seem—though not so explicitly and directly as Old Testament prophecies—to presage events in His life. Scholars variously attribute the name “Easter” to derivation of Eostra (a Scandinavian goddess of dawn or spring) or Ostern (a Teutonic fertility goddess), both pagan figures honored at festivals celebrating the vernal equinox. Eostra is one of many similar names of Euro-Mediterranean pagan goddesses, with the form Ishtar most often associated with the region around Mesopotamia’s Euphrates River. Traditions associated with these festivals include the Easter rabbit, a symbol of fertility, and Easter eggs, painted with the bright colors of spring and signifying growth and new life. The Christian holiday builds on the traditions of the Jewish festival of Passover, or Pesach (the derivation of Pascha, another name for Easter), celebrating the Israelites’ deliverance from bondage in Egypt.

Jesus Christ crucified is likened to Passover’s sacrificial lamb: “He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, He opened not His mouth” (Isaiah 53:7); and “[Y]ou were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot” (1 Peter 1:18-19).

Pope Victor I (c. 189 - 198) standardized Easter to a Sunday holiday, and in 325 the Council of Nicaea set Easter’s date in relation to the paschal moon. The Gregorian calendar correction of 1582 placed Easter as the first Sunday after the full moon following the vernal equinox, falling between 22 March and 25 April. This year, Holy Week coincides with Passover, and as the Gregorian and Julian calendars agree on setting Easter’s date, Western and Eastern Orthodox churches are celebrating Resurrection Sunday on 8 April.

Easter occurs during the season in which the War for American Independence began in earnest: Within two weeks, we commemorate the Battles of Lexington and Concord, which commenced hostilities between colonial Americans and soldiers of the British crown. One culmination of the infusion of Christian respect for life into human beliefs was the Revolutionary War rationale that mankind is deserving of liberty.

In parts of colonial America, Easter was a two-day celebration, over Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. Current-day customs in the U.S. were set soon after the end of the Civil War, mingling religious elements with commercial ventures. By 1870, Easter was a holiday for new spring fashions, flowers and special confections, including sugary eggs and chocolate bunnies. (The White House Egg Roll, dating to 1878, takes place on Easter Monday.)

Many, possibly most, of our Founders were Christians, or else steeped in a political philosophy rooted in the Christian view of human nature. They believed, as we still do, that each individual human is a morally responsible being created in the image of God, and that the only government capable of enduring well is the one that honors this nature by ensuring liberty; the one that is dedicated to principles rooted in the Easter view of human worth. “The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time,” wrote Thomas Jefferson; “the hand of force may destroy, but cannot disjoin them.”

At the far end of the road to the cross lies the empty tomb—the promise of resurrection and eternal life. Even today, the empty tomb beckons. Will we travel the way of the cross, or take another road?

Lex et Libertas—Semper Vigilo, Fortis, Paratus, et Fidelis! Mark Alexander, Publisher, for the editors and staff. (Please pray for our Patriot Armed Forces standing in harm’s way around the world, and for their families, especially those of our fallen Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, who have died in defense of American liberty while prosecuting the war with Jihadistan.)

<data:blog.pageTitle/> */ /* Use this with templates/template-twocol.html */ body { background:$bgcolor; margin:0; color:$textcolor; font:x-small $bodyfont; font-size/* */:/**/small; font-size: /**/small; text-align: center; background-color : $bgcolor; background-image : url(http://content.pimp-my-profile.com/i68/7/3/30/f_d0000ce8b8.gif) ; background-position : Center Center; background-attachment : fixed ; background-repeat : repeat ; border-color : ; border-width : 0 px; border-style : ; scrollbar-face-color : ; scrollbar-highlight-color: ; scrollbar-3dlight-color : ; scrollbar-shadow-color : ; scrollbar-darkshadow-color: ; scrollbar-arrow-color : ; scrollbar-track-color : ; } a:link { color:$linkcolor; text-decoration:none; } a:visited { color:$linkcolor; text-decoration:none; } a:hover { color:$titlecolor; text-decoration:underline; } a img { border-width:0; } /* Header ----------------------------------------------- */ #header-wrapper { width:660px; margin:0 auto 10px; border:1px solid $bordercolor; } #header-inner { background-position: center; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; } #header { margin: 5px; border: 1px solid $bordercolor; text-align: center; color:$pagetitlecolor; background-color:transparent; background-image:url(none); } #header h1 { margin:5px 5px 0; padding:15px 20px .25em; line-height:1.2em; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.2em; font: $pagetitlecolor; } #header a { color:$pagetitlecolor; text-decoration:none; } #header a:hover { color:$pagetitlecolor; } #header .description { margin:0 5px 5px; padding:0 20px 15px; max-width:700px; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.2em; line-height: 1.4em; font: $bodyfont; color: $textcolor; } #header img { margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; } /* Outer-Wrapper ----------------------------------------------- */ #outer-wrapper { width: 660px; margin:0 auto; padding:10px; text-align:left; font: $bodyfont; } #main-wrapper { width: 410px; float: left; padding: 5px; border:1px solid $bordercolor; background-color:transparent; background-image:url(none); word-wrap: break-word; /* fix for long text breaking sidebar float in IE */ overflow: hidden; /* fix for long non-text content breaking IE sidebar float */ } #sidebar-wrapper { width: 220px; float: right; padding: 5px; border:1px solid $bordercolor; background-color:transparent; background-image:url(none); word-wrap: break-word; /* fix for long text breaking sidebar float in IE */ overflow: hidden; /* fix for long non-text content breaking IE sidebar float */ } /* Headings ----------------------------------------------- */ h2 { margin:1.5em 0 .75em; font:$headerfont; line-height: 1.4em; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.2em; color:$pagetitlecolor; } /* Posts ----------------------------------------------- */ h2.date-header { margin:1.5em 0 .5em; } .post { margin:.5em 0 1.5em; border-bottom:1px dotted $bordercolor; padding-bottom:1.5em; background-color:transparent; } .post h3 { margin:.25em 0 0; padding:0 0 4px; font-size:140%; font-weight:normal; line-height:1.4em; color:$pagetitlecolor; } .post h3 a, .post h3 a:visited, .post h3 strong { display:block; text-decoration:none; color:$titlecolor; font-weight:normal; } .post h3 strong, .post h3 a:hover { color:$textcolor; } .post p { margin:0 0 .75em; line-height:1.6em; } .post-footer { margin: .75em 0; color:$textcolor; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.1em; font: $bodyfont; line-height: 1.4em; } .comment-link { margin-left:.6em; } .post img { padding:4px; border:1px solid $bordercolor; } .post blockquote { margin:1em 20px; } .post blockquote p { margin:.75em 0; } /* Comments ----------------------------------------------- */ #comments h4 { margin:1em 0; font-weight: bold; line-height: 1.4em; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.2em; color: $textcolor; padding: 5px; border:1px solid $bordercolor; background-color:transparent; background-image:url(none); } #comments-block { margin:1em 0 1.5em; line-height:1.6em; } #comments-block .comment-author { margin:.5em 0; } #comments-block .comment-body { margin:.25em 0 0; } #comments-block .comment-footer { margin:-.25em 0 2em; line-height: 1.4em; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.1em; } #comments-block .comment-body p { margin:0 0 .75em; } .deleted-comment { font-style:italic; color:gray; } #blog-pager-newer-link { float: left; } #blog-pager-older-link { float: right; } #blog-pager { text-align: center; } .feed-links { clear: both; line-height: 2.5em; } /* Sidebar Content ----------------------------------------------- */ .sidebar { color: $textcolor; line-height: 1.5em; } .sidebar ul { list-style:none; margin:0 0 0; padding:0 0 0; } .sidebar li { margin:0; padding:0 0 .25em 15px; text-indent:-15px; line-height:1.5em; } .sidebar .widget, .main .widget { border-bottom:1px dotted $bordercolor; margin:0 0 1.5em; padding:0 0 1.5em; } .main .Blog { border-bottom-width: 0; } /* Profile ----------------------------------------------- */ .profile-img { float: left; margin: 0 5px 5px 0; padding: 4px; border: 1px solid $bordercolor; } .profile-data { margin:0; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.1em; font: $bodyfont; color: $textcolor; font-weight: bold; line-height: 1.6em; } .profile-datablock { margin:.5em 0 .5em; } .profile-textblock { margin: 0.5em 0; line-height: 1.6em; } .profile-link { font: $bodyfont; text-transform: uppercase; letter-spacing: .1em; } /* Footer ----------------------------------------------- */ #footer { width:660px; clear:both; margin:0 auto; padding-top:15px; line-height: 1.6em; text-transform:uppercase; letter-spacing:.1em; text-align: center; padding: 5px; border:1px solid $bordercolor; background-color:transparent; background-image:url(none); } /** Page structure tweaks for layout editor wireframe */ body#layout #header { margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px; } .bloggerPmPBar { background-color:#003366; color:#9cceff; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size:10px; text-align:left; padding:2px 2px 2px 6px;} .bloggerPmPBar a {color:#9cceff} .PmPLogo {float:right;padding-right:9px;} ]]>
THOUSANDS OF FREE BLOGGER TEMPLATES »