Monday, August 24, 2009

Just couldn't pass this opportunity up.

I must take the opportunity to post the John J. Wall, Law Student Letter. Granted, John J. Wall the Law Student didn't write it and it has been associated with the Minute Men group, but that doesn't matter to me. What matters to me, is that almost everything that is said in this letter I agree with and I know many others that also agree with it, as it has received much discussion already this morning. Of course, there are those that disagree with it and those are the ones I would like to see take this divorce agreement, sign it, and if possible actually divide the county. The division of assets is one of several major pieces missing from this agreement but hey, it wasn't meant to be a completed proposal. This is the first draft, so to speak. Now that the agreement is out, hopefully someone can come up with a good separation of assets agreement.

Here is a copy of the letter:

Dear American liberals, leftists, social progressives, socialists, Marxists and Obama supporters, et al:

We have stuck together since the late 1950's, but the whole of this latest election process has made me realize that I want a divorce. I know we tolerated each other for many years for the sake of future generations, but sadly, this relationship has run its course. Our two ideological sides of America cannot and will not ever agree on what is right so let's just end it on friendly terms. We can smile and chalk it up to irreconcilable differences and go our own way.

Here is a model separation agreement:

Our two groups can equitably divide up the country by landmass each taking a portion. That will be the difficult part, but I am sure our two sides can come to a friendly agreement. After that, it should be relatively easy! Our respective representatives can effortlessly divide other assets since both sides have such distinct and disparate tastes.

We don't like redistributive taxes so you can keep them. You are welcome to the liberal judges and the ACLU. Since you hate guns and war, we'll take our firearms, the cops, the NRA and the military. You can keep Oprah, Michael Moore and Rosie O'Donnell (You are, however, responsible for finding a bio-diesel vehicle big enough to move all three of them).

We'll keep the capitalism, greedy corporations, pharmaceutical companies, Wal-Mart and Wall Street. You can have your beloved homeless, homeboys, hippies and illegal aliens.

We'll keep the hot Alaskan hockey moms, greedy CEO's and rednecks. We'll keep the Bibles and give you NBC and Hollywood.

You can make nice with Iran and Palestine and we'll retain the right to invade and hammer places that threaten us. You can have the peaceniks and war protesters. When our allies or our way of life are under assault, we'll help provide them security.

We'll keep our Judeo-Christian values.. You are welcome to Islam, Scientology, Humanism and Shirley McClain. You can also have the U.N.. but we will no longer be paying the bill.

We'll keep the SUVs, pickup trucks and oversized luxury cars. You can take every Subaru station wagon you can find.

You can give everyone healthcare if you can find any practicing doctors. We'll continue to believe healthcare is a luxury and not a right. We'll keep The Battle Hymn of the Republic and the National Anthem. I'm sure you'll be happy to substitute Imagine, I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing, Kum Ba Ya or We Are the World.

We'll practice trickle down economics and you can give trickle up poverty your best shot. Since it often so offends you, we'll keep our history, our name and our flag.

Would you agree to this? If so, please pass it along to other like minded liberal and conservative patriots and if you do not agree, just hit delete. In the spirit of friendly parting, I'll bet you ANWAR which one of us will need whose help in 15 years.

Sincerely, John J. Wall
Law Student and an American

P.S. Also, please take Barbara Streisand & Jane Fonda with you.

Friday, August 7, 2009

San Diego

Mother, Vern and I just returned from a wonderful time in San Diego. I was recuperating from my neck surgery and what a great place to do so. I absolutely love spending time away with my Mother and Vern. We have such fun together. They had received information from friends on several City tours that we may want to check out, activities where all I had to do was SIT. We took the San Diego Old Town Trolley tour. It took us close to an entire day but we saw just about every single major and minor site in San Diego and Coronado. It was fabulous and I'd recommend it to anyone visiting San Diego. You don't have to make it take all day, the actual riding tour is 2 hours, start to finish.

One of the most marvelous sites we were privileged to see was the San Diego Temple. It is awe - amazing. I've driven past this Temple in the past but there was something much different for me when I was able to stand and quietly just look at this marvelous building, with my Mother and Step-Father. Truly a WOW - moment.

I can't believe just how much has happened this year - especially when you consider that summer is almost over and fall is just around the corner. My health has prohibited me from working full time and that is just one of the reasons why I was so excited to be heading to St George and have the job that I had been able to work out, with Ence Homes. I'm still having to have neck surgical procedures on a regular basis and I'm just hoping that soon a procedure will be found that actually "fixes" the problem permanently.

When we put the house up for sale, we had several calls a day and could have sold our home within 2 weeks. That was great news for the neighborhood and will be great when and if we decide to sell. Another great piece to that, is that the value of our home continues to increase, even through the tough economic times. This neighborhood is so highly desired that the vale retention is actually keeping. Awesome news for all of us in this area.

I did sell my cherished RV. It financially made sense to eliminate the monthly payment - the Prophet has told us to stay out of debt. When I bought the RV it was the first item I'd ever gone into debt with, except for my home. I thought with such low interest rates, my having a great job, and everything looking so great - this was 2.5 years ago, that I could go into debt better than I could liquidate savings. Well, lost 2 jobs since. Had several neck surgeries since. Experienced the general effects of the horrible economic situation, since. And, counselled in general by our incredible GA's and Prophet to better manage our money and decisions about finances. So, decided to sell. I loved that RV. I loved getting out on the road and going. I loved staying/living out of it. Just so many things that I enjoyed. But, it is now gone - and so is the large loan.

Will be back later for more updating - - on another post.

So much has happened since my last post. I'm not going to try to catch my Blog up in it totality but I'm going to hit on a few of the major events.

The picture is of the house that I had purchased in St. George. I was already to close and move. I had a job, I was selling my home in SLC, and was excited to start "fresh" in St. George. Physically, my health seems to be much better in the St. George climate and that is what led me to making the decision in the first place. Well, after coming within 2 weeks of the closing, I received a strong feeling, over and over again that I was not to leave, at this time, from SLC. This was odd, as I'd received the total opposite impression for the past several months. Long story short - I cancelled the closing and stopped the move.

The home was absolutely in my dream location, in Washington County, on a plateau, in a gated community, with the most incredible views of the entire St. George and surrounding areas, and had a wonderful back yard that included beautiful lava rock from a volcano that made up the mountain the sub-division was built on. Of course, it was an inactive volcano and has been for thousands of years, but there is an Indian burial ground that is protect, on the top of the volcano area, just west of the top of what would have been my lot. It was totally gorgeous. I just loved the idea of all that made up my "creation" of my move and "life" in St. George. It was a sad day for me when I cancelled the move.

I will move on to the next post / event since May's post.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

The Family

When the family gets together................

Darling Avi

Check out my cute little niece, Avi!!!

My word it has been forever since I posted.  Life just flies by.   I have some Harley pictures and a few family pics and so I will load those up.

Someone(one of the Administrators) at one of the Universities where I'm teaching said, you don't like Vickie's hair cut, you just have to wait a few months and she will have another one.  Well, that is so true.  It took me six months to get it to this length and the day after this picture was taken, I cut if all off again!