I have never been willing to accept things as they are and just live with it. As a result, I have become increasingly vocal about the current train wreck our country is facing. I sincerely believe we have become a morally and fiscally bankrupt country and generally elect people to positions of power who embrace the policy of “act concerned, tell a lie and do nothing.”
I believe America has embraced state socialism and is unaware they have done so. Nor, are we aware of the consequences which will incrementally follow.
I am fiercely independent, a capitalist, pro-constitution and love my freedom. I do not need government to manage my life…I can do less harm without their interference…thank you.
Now that I am retired, I must keep myself busy and I do so with my writing, small pig farm and country wood crafts. My wife and granddaughter help with the pigs and crafts.
I will try to write articles which reflect my opinions and expose those people who I believe are harming America.
Pray hard and I hope you enjoy.
I am dharrison.
I wanted to write something meaningful for America’s birthday. However, in doing so, I too often preach rather than teach. There are many examples of America’s greatness and there are writers much better than I to tell those stories. Holidays that celebrate our American exceptional-ism too often flood my e-mail from well- meaning friends with articles detailing America’s transformation to socialism or even more threatening, communism. But, also too often, the details of the article cited never happened.
Make no mistake, I believe America has accepted state socialism and is unaware – or does not care – of the consequences which will follow. However, today I want to teach – lesson: Saul Alinsky. Continue reading
Some of you will remember the goofy statement by former Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, “We must pass the bill to see what is in it.” She was speaking of what is now law, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which neither protects the patient, nor is affordable and is also known as Obamacare. All we needed to know, we were told, was that your insurance premium would decrease by $2,500, and if you like your health care plan and doctor, you could keep them.
Of course, we know now, these promises were nothing more than lies and Obamacare is a train wreck with exception to those who are not required to pay for health care. Continue reading
I was about 16 years old when Hershel Lester, our FFA teacher, took us on a field trip. Mr. Lester was intrigued by a young rancher who had shunned the traditional practice of purebred cattle for crossbred cattle ranching. To the north was Hereford country and to the south were Angus cattle, but Mr. Lester was buying into the idea of more vigor and economic profit in crossbred cattle and thought we boys should hear this story from the young rancher – which proved to be true.
Little did I know that day there was much more to this young rancher than owning a cattle ranch in Cameron and that our paths would cross again. Continue reading
Tom Carson was sitting in his leather recliner waiting for the storm to pass. He could see it coming. An ominous low hanging cloud was moving off Judd Scott Hill to the northeast. Tom went to the carport to investigate and found there were actually two clouds. Both clouds were moving rapidly. One moved over PARC and the other was moving through Pleasant Valley via Harrison Lane. Both clouds exhibited the tell-tell signs of trouble – aqua-green, tints of red and water saturation. The PARC cloud dipped quickly. Tom could see that it was hugging the ground. Almost as quickly, the Judd Scott cloud formed a series of rain wrapped vortices in front of the heavy rain and hail.
And then, the cloud belched a fire. The lighting strike and disturbance that shook the neighborhood had Tom seeking indoor safety. The wind gust turned to whistling and the whistle sound became increasingly louder. The electric went dead. Little did he know that the rain wrapped vortices from the two clouds were wreaking havoc on Poteau and at this moment LeFlore County was Tornado Alley.
I’m sitting here watching the pre-race festivities of the Indy 500 on this Memorial Day weekend. I want to be positive about sporting events honoring veterans and especially those veterans who have paid the supreme price, but following last weeks revelation that some National Football League teams participated in veteran activities because they were paid to do so has me believing other sporting events will later be exposed as having done the same.
I’m not going to quit watching football, nor am I suggesting that you do, but I wish millions of e-mails would flood the commissioners office explaining this practice is offensive to some veterans. Continue reading
Well, I have been busy. The baby pigs and chickens are here. Midwife Tom calls them piglets. I guess any day now he will call the chicks chick-lets. It’s amazing how animals are protective of their own from birth to death. The human animal could learn a few things from observing other animals.
Could anything good emerge from the Baltimore riots? Yep, one mother found the courage to intervene – using force – and remove her son from the rioters. I can only hope her son was appreciative this Mother’s Day and this woman is named “Mother of the Year.” Continue reading
It was October of 2011 when a group of about 40 concerned citizens, acting on a disturbing financial audit by the State Auditor’s office, questioned county commissioners concerning the audit. Clarification of the audit was sought from State Auditor and Inspector, Gary Jones, before confronting commissioners, which prompted a visit to Poteau by Jones. Jones made clear he could only perform the audit and did not have enforcement authority, but left town telling the folks of LeFlore County there was a problem in the courthouse. Continue reading
Hope you had a blessed Easter.
I am reminded of the story of Dwight Michael Evans – nicknamed “Dewey.” Dwight Evans was a very good baseball player for the Boston Red Sox. During his baseball career he amassed statistics which are among the very best in major league baseball – 272 lifetime batting average, 385 home runs and 2,446 hits. Evans was elected to the Red Sox hall of fame.
Dewey Evans, while proud of his baseball achievements, does not consider his baseball career to be the most important development of his life. Coached by baseball great Ted Williams, Evans was often at odds with Williams because he believed there were more important things in life than baseball – his faith. Evans, a Christian, gives testimony of his blessings and teaches the honor of faith. Continue reading
They were born continents apart. Separated by two oceans, our two young boys would grow to be admired men with considerable influence in world affairs. Both would become the elected leader of their birth country and each would be elected to a 2nd term. However, distrust between the two has engineered hostile debate in both countries concerning negotiations by the United States with Iran. Continue reading
Oklahoma University and its brand have been tarnished. Sigma Alpha Epsilon frat boys engaged in a racist chant laced with the N word that was caught on video. OU President, David Boren acted swiftly and harshly to demonstrate that racist conduct would not be tolerated on the OU campus. Thus far, two students have been expelled, the fraternity house has been closed and all fraternity members living in the frat house have been evicted. Boren, not only punished the ring leaders, he also chose to punish fraternity members who may not have been involved in the racist behavior.
I think we can all agree the behavior was repulsive. However, was Boren fair and consistent with the swift punishment meted out to the fraternity. You decide the fairness, I’ll discuss the consistency. Continue reading