Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas 2009

This Christmas was pretty good. LaRue and I got a some nice presents. One of the things we are excited to watch is one of LaRue's presents - the fourth season of Alfred Hitchcock Presents:

I got a really fun game - Arkham Horror:

Earlier in the week Robin, Emily and the kids came to Vernal for a couple of days. It was really nice to have them here.

Then on Christmas day LaRue and I drove to Provo to see Andy, Laurie and little Asher. It was a fun visit. We also went to see the movie Avatar in 3D. We quite enjoyed it. The 3D was really good.

I only took a few pictures. Here is a link to some of the images: Christmas 2009 pictures

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Death of USA

Thought this had some interesting statistics -

Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning last November's Presidential election:

* Number of States won by: Democrats: 19 Republicans: 29
* Square miles of land won by: Democrats: 580,000 Republicans: 2,427,000

Population of counties won by: Democrats: 127 million Republicans: 143 million

Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by: Democrats: 13.2 Republicans: 2.1

Professor Olson adds: "In aggregate, the map of the territory Republicans won was mostly the land owned by the taxpaying citizens of the country.

Democrat territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in low income tenements and living off various forms of government welfare..."

Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the "complacency and apathy" phase of Professor Tyler's definition of democracy, with some forty percent of the nation's population already having reached the "governmental dependency" phase.

If Congress grants amnesty and citizenship to twenty million criminal invaders called illegal's and they vote, then we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.

We now have more people not paying taxes than paying them. Those people will continue to vote for those who want to give them more “entitlements” unless we decide to do something about it.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Trash Man

About a month ago Andy put together this image of a "Garbage" man; a figure made from garbage. It is for a campaign to curb underage drinking by the group Parents Empowered.

Last night LaRue was watching the local news and saw a report of the campaign using Andy's garbage man. You can watch the video and read the story here: KSL News