Archive for the ‘Agriculture’ Category
Last week, Fox News reported that asparagus growers in Washington State leave 10 percent of their crop uncut because of a labor shortage. Farmers are said to be losing a combined $200,000 a day. This is happening in a state where the unemployment rate is almost 11 percent. What’s wrong with this picture?
Farm wages are either too low, welfare too high or too easily obtained or a wicked combination of all three which has robbed us of our self-reliance, determination, dignity and pride as a people and as a nation. Read the rest of this entry »
If you still believe there is no such thing as a free lunch, you haven’t been to school lately. On any given school day 31.6 million children sit down to a hot meal in the school cafeteria. Sixty-three percent of those meals are free, or virtually free.
Furthermore, many of those same children show up for a free breakfast. In addition, many schools have expanded their day to include help with home work and supervised play time and, what do you know? It’s now time for dinner which calls for another free meal. And, let us not forget free snacks. If liberals get their way, there will be no need for children to go home anymore. All that is left are school sleep-overs and, voila, the door to the “nanny state” slams shut. Parents will be obsolete, except for the breeding and incubation process. Read the rest of this entry »
Last week, comedian Stephen Colbert’s testimony before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration was roundly criticized by the media and politicians of all political stripes as a joke. However, as it turned out, the joke was on Congress itself.
Colbert, a faux right-wing Republican commentator, was brought in by Chairman Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) to ridicule her GOP colleagues and offer a little “star-power” to the Democrats’ effort to pass an amnesty bill and get more desperate, illiterate Mexican workers into the country, legally. These workers, who cannot speak English, then would be dependent on the left-wing Spanish language media that, come election time, can be expected to herd them into voting booths to, surprise, surprise, elect more Democrats. Read the rest of this entry »
It has been estimated that the average American gains seven pounds during the holiday season. No wonder! There is a constant stream of delectable goodies that tempt us at preholiday parties. No Christmas would be complete without the annual cookie bake. Candy canes and fudge abound. Fruits and nuts go into Christmas stockings as well as the traditional cake. Then, there is the big feast on December 25.
A Christmas without all that food is hard to imagine. However, those who lived through the Great Depression know that, during the 1930s, many people in this country were without adequate nutrition. They went to bed hungry — not just on Christmas — but all though the year.
It is no accident that the Senate, playing on this old fear, passed the depression-era farm subsidy reauthorization bill as most of us were busy stuffing our faces. Read the rest of this entry »
The difference between a statesman and a politician is that the former looks to the next generation, and the latter to the next election. English Proverb
The United States of American was established by statesmen – men who put the welfare of the citizenry above that of their own. There are very few statesmen among today’s political leaders, even fewer among those who seek the office of president. Last week’s Republican presidential debate was a case in point. Read the rest of this entry »