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Sunday, July 16, 2006

Dollars and Sense

If you want to start a business, you pick something that you are good at, or something that you know how to do on a cost effective level that you can compete with other businesses. You know that if you can't compete on that level, you will end up out of business, and broke.
Well now, in the war in Iraq, our country, the USA, is spending billions of our dollars, our children's dollars, and our grandchildren's dollars, and what is the other side spending? Lets admit it, we aren't very good at this war thing, and we have no business fighting in one, or at the very least not this one. We have spent the last couple of years trying to outsource the war to an Army of Iraqis, and we are failing miserably at that too.
As a capitalistic nation, it seems to me that our choice is clear, we should cut our losses, and bring our troops home. That makes perfect dollars and sense, doesn't it?

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Immigration

The USA use to be a land built by immigrants. Our European grandfathers came here poor and uneducated to find the American dream. In doing so they nearly eliminated the true, Native, Americans, by killing them, or driving them south. The USA use to be occupied by what we call Native, and Mexican Americans, it was their home. Now that many of the people that had their home land taken from them are trying to come home, trying to find a little justice, our nations reaction is to build a fence, and to call our the National Guard. True "Native" Americans call all the people of the world,"Relatives", true "Native" Americans had no terms for illegal immigrants, perhaps they should have.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Sun Dance

I just returned from a Sun Dance, it was an honor to be invited, and a great blessing to be a small part of. There are volumes that could be told of the experience, that would not be right, but there is a point that I would like to make. I have little right to say what true American culture should be, but I will try to make a few points. Let me start by saying that if I am invited to your house I would honor that invitation by following the rules of your house. If everyone takes there shoes off at the front door, that is what I should do etc... In the last few days I saw true American Culture, and how it honored all living things, all people of all races, all our relations, the elders thru the children, the Earth Mother, and the Creator, and never take your eye off the Creator. The true American Culture is not to be defined by democrats or republicans, but by all of our great grand parents that were here long before Columbus. Love that or leave it. Peace!

Friday, June 16, 2006

2500/ happy father's day

How many more milestones will it take till something changes? Today the U.S. government acknowledged that 2500 servicemen and women have died in our war on terror. Today Iraq's president and vice-president asked us to leave. I think that except for AlQuida, and a few Republicans in Washington, most of the world wants us to pack up and go home. I am reminded about how violent our nation was during Vietnam, by all the violence going on now. All of those boys and girls hurt and killed at home and over seas had fathers. Fathers that let them down, that did not learn from our mistakes, and handed these children over to violence. HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Monday's Marches

My grandfathers came here from Ireland, Scotland and England, they never had to learn another language when they arrived. I also have Native American grandfathers, and so I am often confused on my feelings about illegal aliens, were some of my grandfathers trespassers? I am lucky, today I am honored to have so many nationalities in my family. I marched with the thousands of protesters, my relatives, here in Omaha Monday, I chanted in support, I clapped, and I smiled a lot, I was both happy and proud to be there. When I looked at the faces and heard the voices of the people around me I wondered how we might be related. I hope all of my brothers and sisters find the success and happiness that they deserve. Peace,

Friday, April 07, 2006

Bye bye Bush

Just a short thought! If we can believe what Scooter Libby just said. President Bush condemned White House leaks, and promised to fire all those involved. If the President is a man of his word, we can only hope, is he going to resign? Should he resign? I hope that if he does, wishful thinking, he takes his friends with him. Peace!

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Michael Martin Murphey

I am a big fan of Michael Martin Murphey, have been since Geronimo's Cadillac. I see a lot of people searching for Michael Murphy singer, or country singer, and they are more often than not searching for him not me. Now, down under, in thier version of American Idol, a young singer named Michael Murphy has developed quite a following, I don't know much else about him. There are blue's, to classical musicians with the same name, I wish them all success. My parents gave me my name like most people and I am lucky to have had the perfect parents for me. Anyhow, I am keeping my name, not to confuse any of the fans of all the other Michael Murphys, but in honor of my parents. Now back to Michael Martin Murphey, I have a question, does anyone ever ask you if your middle name is John? One other thing, if you are ever looking for an opening act, that would be alot of fun. Finally, whatever your name is, Peace!