The Euthanizing of Rural America

The idea of euthanizing the elderly and the incurable ill is repugnant to all God-fearing people. The thought of it becoming a widespread practice is frightening. However there is a type of euthanization taking place today that is even more destructive, and consequently, fearful. It is the euthanizing of rural America. But it can hardly be described as merly killing. In fact, it is the very opposite.
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The Importance of Hay

A garden needs farm, so last week I shifted focus a bit and cut hay. We make hay while the sun shines, but it gets rained on sometimes. It’s an important crop for a variety of reasons.
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Short on Substance

 I am a little short on substance for my column this week so please forgive me. I’m not being lazy, just exhausted. (However if my words usually raise your blood pressure then you might be pleased!)
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Don’t Demoralize De Preacher

He comes in at least four different colors, numerous sizes and shapes. People want him when they are sick, getting married, and family members die. He is called by different names, some of which cannot be repeated in public, but one defines the work he does – PREACHER.
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Pity Pony

If you all don’t mind, please allow me to saddle up my pity pony and take a little ride. After hearing all the whining that has become the mantra of the Democrats about the “unfairness of it all” as it pertains to the delegate process that has been turned upside down in two key states, I am loathe to whine myself about the mess in which we conservatives find ourselves embroiled. (Remember, it was the Dems’ own party that allowed the voters of Florida and Michigan to be thrown into such a brouhaha that has now threatened to disrupt what should have been their banner year at the polls.)
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Normal Weather

This year’s spring has been abnormally normal, like the old springs of yesteryear. It didn’t turn hot in March, or dry in April, freeze hard or late, or do anything except be a nice long spring. Maybe we’re making up for the last few lost springs.
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"I Prayed"

Does a lapel button, which reads, “I PRAYED” violate the Constitution? A federal judge seems to think it does. The judge said that Wilson County schools were supporting religious activities by the parents, administrators, and teachers wearing buttons that said “I Prayed”, and that they could no longer wear them in school buildings.
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Barack Obama & Bill Clinton

 If I were Barack Obama and I indeed did win the nomination and the presidency next November I wouldn’t want Bill Clinton anywhere near my White House or anyway involved in my presidency! He will not willingly step back from the limelight, and he will not leave the public eye, mark my words, without another personal scandal attached to him. Bill needs Obama, not the other way around!
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Tragedy in Myanmar

The human tragedy in Myanmar after the horrific cyclone whipped through that country is a disgrace beyond compare. The despotic leaders of this impoverished nation have chosen to hold their “elections”, even evicting survivors from shelters in order to use the shelters for polling stations, and their callous behavior smacks of a level of inhumanity unlike anything I have seen in recent memory. These are the kinds of regimes that need to be wiped out, completely, and those who think we need to stand by and allow such regimes to flourish need their heads examined.
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Democrats Taking Control Of Congress

Has anyone else except me noticed that perhaps the reason that the economy has tanked in the last year and a half coincides with the time the Democrats took control of Congress? The looming threat of the elimination of the Bush tax cuts has caused many small businesses, the lifeblood of the economy of this country, to pull back on growth opportunities which translates to less jobs, less company expansion, and less benefits for employees. That, in combination with the obvious tax increases that inevitably come when a Democrat is in the White House, has caused much of the economic uncertainty that has plagued our country since the Democrats took control. With that said let’s get…right to it!
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Freedom

The question of freedom comes up when we wonder how an impulse to action arises in us. What compels us can be regarded as necessitated by nature, or as a free decision on our part. To further complicate matters, sometimes we know why we act, and other times our actions surprise us. On the farm we prioritize the things to do, routinely change the plans, and ponder how these decisions come about.
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More Planting

Plowing and planting, we put in overtime last week to get 30 more bunches of onions planted, along with 30 bunches of leeks. More carrots, beets and lettuce get sowed while the peas and celery get hoed. An endless cycle of vegetables in, vegetables out during the course of the year keeps us busy, and wondering.Are there crops, which are only planted once? The answer is yes, the fruit crops.
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Patiently Waiting

When the ground dries out we’re going to be really busy. Until then we’ll patiently await the appearance of peas. With hoes in hands, the young seedlings will get their due care. The heavy rain beat upon the freshly planted garden last week, and there is always the gardener’s anxiousness about whether those seeds will rot or sprout.
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War On The Middle Class

Never before has a more relentless war been waged against the Middle Class population of the United States than the one we are witnessing today. The Upper Class has no problem filing up their gas tanks and shopping carts, while the bottom percentage of our population receive food cards, health cards, rent subsidy, and a certain about of free transportation, whereas the Middle Class get the privilege of paying the majority of the taxes. Now if that isn’t war on the Middle Class than I’ve never heard of one.
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Best Wishes To Our Graduates Throughout This Area

Best wishes to the Macon County High, Red Boiling High, Westmoreland High, Portland High, and Monroe County Kentucky high graduates. You have finally arrived, and you are to be complimented. We love each of you.
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Students Allowed To Draw “Demonic” Images In School, But Not A Cross

Both the “Overkill” and inconsistency are alive and well in some schools across the nation. Recently a high school student in Tomah High School in Madison, Wisconsin drew a cross and included the words “John 3:16 A sign of peace” in his art class. His teacher asked him to remove the reference to the Bible, but the student refused. His teacher gave him a zero on the project.
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Barack Obama's "former" pastor

This weekend’s ranting and raving by Barack Obama’s “former” pastor at the NAACP meeting in Detroit just underscores what the people of the United States have already learned about the Reverend Jeremiah Wright… that he is a racist, divisive bully of a man and that Obama has used seriously poor judgment in defending him, or supporting him, in any way.
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Making Compost Piles

I love to make compost piles. Compost enriches the earth far better then anything else because of the microorganisms involved. By piling up layers of organic materials, manure and soil, we are essentially growing beneficial bacteria, fungi and protozoa. When spread onto the fields, these helpers form soil humus and make sure the plants are healthy.
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…And Taxpayers Foot The Bill

Since 2001 the taxpayers of this country have had 19 million of their tax dollars poured into the Jimmy Carter Center at the hands of liberal Democrats and Republicans. And what has the former President Carter been doing?
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Obama Walking On The Wrong Side

Obama is wakling on the wrong side of me when he slurs rural American's religion and guns.
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