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.
She was a teacher favorite who participated in sports and won numerous awards as a Brownie and Girl Scout. Born into a Methodist family that practiced conservatism and educational standards, she excelled throughout her primary and high school years. Her dad owned and operated a successful business. Her mom was the homemaker and took on the task of seeing that our girl and her two younger brothers lived the American dream in suburban Chicago.
At an early age she took an interest in politics and canvased the streets of Chicago for Richard Nixon and later found evidence of electoral fraud. She was hooked at age 13. Her high school history teacher shaped much of her formative politics. Both her teacher and father were impassioned anticommunist. She volunteered to campaign for Barry Goldwater after being introduced to Goldwater’s, The Conscience of a Conservative. Continue reading
Clearing the air: I have never, nor do I now support Donald Trump for President of the United States. However, I have relished watching Trump tell the establishment and media to go fly a kite and get his way with doing so. None of the other 16 candidates could have done what Trump has done with these people. There are better candidates among the 17 than Trump. Having said that, I did watch the debate and found it to be another teaching moment, just as was Cecil, the lion.
Background information: A week before the debate I e-mailed Bill O’Reilly and predicted Megyn Kelly and Chris Wallace would ask nothing but gotcha questions during the debate and Brett Baier would be the only adult sitting at the moderator table. I was correct in my assessment of Kelly and Wallace – wrong about Baier. Mr. No Spin Zone nor anyone at Fox responded to assure me that the moderators would behave professionally. Furthermore, no one has responded since the debate. Continue reading
Cecil Rhodes was a British imperialist, business magnate and South African politician. Rhodes, a steadfast colonialist who acquired wealth, founded Rhodesia, which is named after him, funded the Rhodes Scholarship fund and…hang on…you’re not going to believe it…has a famous animal named after him – Cecil, the lion. Yep, that lion, the lion killed by thrill seeking big game hunter, Walter Palmer.
Cecil, the lion, was somewhat of a celebrity in Zimbabwe. He was one of Hwange National Park’s primary tourist attractions and the thirteen year old lion was also being tracked and studied by the University of Oxford. Continue reading
Relax everyone. Take a deep breath. Donald Trump is not going to be our President. With his brash and crude style, Trump has exposed the establishment republicans as frauds – something the Tea Party was unable to do – who have no plans to do anything other than business as usual, bloviate, buy influence and pay for it with your credit card. Trump is clearly resonating with those who have had enough of D.C. corruption.
To be fair with Republicans, Democrats – with respect to the sleaze game – make Republicans look like Cub Scouts. Democrats plan to nominate a person whose greatest achievement is promoting pastel pant suits and hide the evidence which would put her into an orange jump suit. Continue reading
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