Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving day

It's Thanksgiving day
So grateful am I today
Let me not forget

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Yesterday my wife and I went to my daughters pinning ceremony this signifies her completion of the nursing program at college. Seventy or so people were pinned while proud friends and family watched. This group of successful students represent about 33% percent of the class that started out. Hard work and dedication pay off and were proud of our little girl.

Saturday, November 13, 2010


No I'm not going to write about the Tyson Holyfield fight. A lot is being made about the Republicans now that their in charge wanting to go back on the idea of eliminating earmarks. Many Republicans are citing the constitutionality of earmarks and the need for them in the appropriation process. While the press tends to paint Republicans as bit hypocritical for this change of position.

The problem isn't earmarks the problem is how they are used. Many times earmarks are put into bills that have nothing to do with spending or with totally unrelated spending. Go ahead and use earmarks but do it above board don't stick education spending in a defense bills solely because it couldn't pass on it's own. Accountability first if you aren't proud enough of what you are proposing to let the voters back home know about it don't propose it.