Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Why, Oh Why, Why-oming?

Summer in Wyoming. It was big, it was open, there was not much to do. But despite the facts, I had a great time. In truth, it was one of the best experiences of my life. Granted, I'm 22, but still...it was amazing.

These guys are the two best friends from Wyoming. On the right is Mike Fields, a published author, a soon to be lawyer and a future senator from Wyoming. Chris Carles is a great guy and is one of the nicest people I have ever met. He is a great pitcher, a great Christian, and a great man.

Big Ass Faces

This summer I was very excited to see Mt. Rushmore. It is a national monument and is definitely one of the most impressive things I have ever seen. Also, in the gift shop, we were able to talk to the last member of the crew that built it. He couldn't walk, barely see, lets just say, old. But his story was fascinating.

We also visited a place called Devils Tower. Apparently it is the highest natural rock formation in the US. It was freaking huge.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Osama Nation

After the dust has settled, after the light has been blown out. When Barrack Obama has won. And the years of depression and pain have followed, A Governor from California will stand and deliver...

"I know that many of you out there are tired. Tired, broken, and hopeless. Long has it been since the flame of hope burgeoned within the heart of every American. Every step, every effort has sunk us into a deeper and darker hole. Now, many of us are in the darkest and most terrifying hole of all. Many have lost, many are losing, and all are suffering. We have lost our way. Like a child alone and afraid. This darkness, so close at hand, is threatening to take over, to take control of this nation that so many have fought and died for. War’s, depressions, pain—we have felt them all. Yet we have endured. This country has stood at the brink of progress, and has fallen into the waist-lands of decay. For so long we stood, as Ronald Reagen said, “Like a shining city on a hill.” That hill has been overcome with evil.
Now, it seems there is little we can do to stop the flood form breaking over us, drowning our every dream. We have watched as our leaders have stripped away everything it means to be an American. Every freedom, every right which has been willingly handed over, and now we are left with our own devices. Sadly, those devices are wicked, devastating. As we purged this nation of God almighty, he was replaced with sinister plans and vindictive deeds. In this—our hour of need, the darkness is won. It is ascending the steps to the plinth of supreme domination. What has become of our freedom? Our Liberty? Our Rights? Our Country? Where is our Justice? Our Honor? Our Compassion? Our Hope? For many, those virtues have long since been replaced with control. Control by the government. Control of our money, control of our standing, control of your lives-- Even as we stand here in the ruins of the White House, I see what we have created.
However, I see something else as well…Here we stand divided, leaderless, hopeless. I ask you now--one last time—with one last breath—with one last once of strength-- Lift your weary heads. I know that you are tired. I know that you are hungry—I know that it will be the hardest thing you have ever done. I know that you have tasted the bottom. I know that you have seen devastation. I know that you have lived through pain and persecution and been stripped of everything held dear. But stand up. Lift your head and see the dawn. For it is more beautiful and more precious than anything before. And as the light travels across this great land—north---south—east—west— Stand. Stand. Stand. Stand. That light will wash away the evil, the evil of control—the evil of men who seek it—the evil of those who supported it—the evil of those who watched democracy die with a swift spoken sorcerer to thunderous applause. Stand and untie, stand and defy, stand and bring back the values and passion into this country. We have been divided too long. Stand. Lift your head. Nothing is as promising as this country, as this nation I love so much. It is the land of opportunity. Stand and throw out those who seek to socialize, throw out those who seek to control. Freedom is our distinction. Freedom is our livelihood. Freedom is our last hope.
Hope, hope for the future, hope for our children. Stand today and tell the world we have hope. Tell them that we will realize our hope by overcoming obstruction, by overcoming adversity. Why, you ask will we prevail? The answer is simple, we are America. We are the land of honesty, the land of hope, the land of prosperity. We will leave our new prosperity to the future generations by standing on the shoulders of those past. Lessons learned will not be repeated. We will prevail. So I ask you now, stand with me, stand with America, stand with this country, America the bountiful, the beautiful. Lift your head one last time, push the sun into the sky with all the remains of your strength to give us one last gleaming day of sunshine. Let this nation shine with the light of hope forever, let this nation shine with the light of truth forever, let this nation shine. Lift your head and see the sunrise, for the darkness is passing, and the new sun is rising. Raise your head and stand with America, stand with its people, poor, rich, in-between. stand with its power, it’s honor, it’s freedom, stand with America---Stand With Me. All you need is faith, and faith will prevail, America will prevail. Prevail. Stand with America, Stand, fight, and if in that darkest hour, you stand and say, "we will not stop, we will not yield, we will not be held back..." If we do that we will WIN! "

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Pumpkin Palooza

Peter Picked a Peck of Pumpkins and found a Riley. Last Sunday, the Rushes, and the Kelley's along with a Ba Ba Kief, went down to the old pumpkin patch. There were horses, rides, flies, and hay. I mean hey how are ya? Anyway, we had a great time and it was very orange. I took a few pics, and by a few I mean 300 or so. Okay I admit, I have a problem and a really good camera. But here they are and I hope you enjoy. P.S. spookety wookety dupety doo. Happy freakin Halloween.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Girls, Girls, Girls

For some reason I am blessed with nothing but nieces. Today, my third niece was born. Madison Reagen Rush came into the world at ten thirty eight on October nineteenth. She is beautiful and God willing will be the first female president in history. How could she not be, with a name like Madison, a great president, Reagen, possibly the greatest president, and Rush, well...OK... No famous Rush's. But soon, there will be...So I introduce to you, the next president of the United States of America, Madison Regan Rush...

Friday, October 17, 2008

America Tumbling Downward

It is a sad day when a candidate with no experience and possibly the worst economic plan in a hundred years is a breath away from being the President of the United States. It goes beyond politics, beyond black vs. white, beyond republican vs. democrat. The problem lies with a naive and ignorant view of the economy. The facts are simple. Raising taxes is, and has always been a dangerous proposition. Lately, democrats have been spouting about McCain’s tax plan while combating his “lower taxes,” with a “tax the rich ideology.” What Barrack Husain Obama fails to realize is that his plan of taxing the so called rich, increases the taxation of people who make over two hundred and fifty thousand dollars.
It is either ignorance or blatant stupidity; either way, Barrack Husain Obama is absolutely overlooking the fact that most small businesses and all of big business will suffer a tremendous tax increase. If we have a significant problem with companies moving overseas, how can we expect them to stay when they are being taxed out of business? When Barrack Husain Obama taxes business, it will have three results.
1. Larger businesses, which have the ability to move off shore, will do so. They will pack up and leave thousands of people jobless and our economy more broken than it already is.
2. The taxation of business that cannot move overseas will then dismiss thousands of employees. In order to protect profits, which by the way is what business exists despite the idea that business exists for the workers, such businesses will be forced to cut salaries and or remove employees.
3. The last would be that because taxation would be such a burden, the prices of products and services with companies within the United States would raise causing the already out of work masses to not be able to afford any goods and services.