Month: June 2010

Minnetonka Cave

I have always had a love for Caves.  I guess it started when my older sister took me to a cave when I was in Junior High (I even did a science fair project on water in caves when I was in 9th grade).   I have not been able to visit them as often as I would like.   During a recent vacation we had the opportunity to visit Minnetonka Cave in Idaho, in the Bear Lake valley.   Here are some pictures of that cave that I took.  I hope you enjoy them, there are some pretty cool formations.  See if …

Obama – stretches his arms

From an address made by the President of the United States in regards to the Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Tomorrow, I will meet with the chairman of BP and inform him that he is to set aside whatever resources are required to compensate the workers and business owners who have been harmed as a result of his company’s recklessness. And this fund will not be controlled by BP. In order to ensure that all legitimate claims are paid out in a fair and timely manner, the account must and will be administered by an independent third party.

The Overton Window – Not the book Glenn Wrote.

Everyone has probably heard that this week Glenn Beck will be releasing his new book “The Overton Window“.    This is a work of fiction that Glenn has written.  This post is not about the book, that Glenn wrote, but about the concept of the Overton Window and what it is.

First off, the Overton Window concept is named after Joseph P. Overton (4 Jan 1960 – 30 June 2003).  In short, it is about a window in the political world.  This windows applies to most political idea or concept.  Basically, if an idea falls inside of this window, then the …

Our national Athem – The Star-Spangeld Banner – Verse Four (The Forgotten Verse)

The second verse of The Star-Spangeld banner

O thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand

Between their loved homes and the war’s desolation!

Blest with vict’ry and peace, may the heaven-rescued land

Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!

Then conquer we must,

When our cause it is just,

And this be our motto, “In God is our trust.”

And the Star-Spangled Banner in triumph shall wave

O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

(Francis Scott Key, 1779-1843)

Generational Pattern, what pattern are you building?

Husbands, fathers, and grandfathers, how consistently do we show our love and respect for our mothers, wives, daughters, and for all women? There is no real manhood without real respect for womanhood! No man can be exalted who demeans women. Surely no man who is brutal or disrespectful to a wife or mother or any woman is worthy of his priesthood! A lack of sufficient love for our mothers, wives, sisters, and daughters constitutes a major failure for which no other successes can ever fully compensate! Since our sons and grandsons will treat women much as we do, what kind