Saturday, July 16, 2016

Today 50 years ago

On a hot windy afternoon at First Lutheran Church in Fargo North Dakota Peggy and I said those words.. I do.  We were man and wife.  It was a day that I'll never forget and it changed my life forever.

This much I know.  I didn't then deserve such a good woman.  She has been patient with me thru thick and sometimes very thin.

I won't rehearse here how much I love her.  Sufficient to say that it gets better every year.  She is so precious to me. 

Here's a picture of that day.
She is still as beautiful as she was on that day.  I haven't weathered it so well.  I'm still in there but that was a hundred pounds ago.

Happy Anniversary my Love

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Donald Trump's Candidacy Is a Threat to American Democracy

The left goes Crazy

Anyone who supports Donald Trump is a traitor to the American idea.

CLEVELAND, OHIO—A while back, we here at the shebeen decided that Donald J. Trump's act
was no longer funny. That he no longer was a goofy guy with three wives
and a ferret on his head, a freak candidate who devoured an incredible
passel of unpopular lightweights on his way to a freak nomination. That
he was more than just a vessel for the barely camouflaged rage and fear
of an aging white American majority terrified of so many barbarians at
so many gates. But not until Wednesday did we realize the true magnitude
of the threat that this reckless clown poses to American democracy. Not
until Wednesday did we hear clearly the echoes of shiny black boots on
German cobblestones.

Donald Trump's Candidacy Is a Threat to American Democracy

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

American Society on the Brink

Have we reached a point of no return?

Multicultural societies — from 19th-century Austria–Hungary to
contemporary Iraq, Lebanon, the former Yugoslavia, and Rwanda — have a
poor record of keeping the peace between competing tribes. They usually
end up mired in nihilistic and endemic violence.

The only hope for history’s rare multiracial, multiethnic, and
multireligious nations is to adopt a common culture, one that
artificially suppresses the natural instinct of humans to identify first
with their particular tribe. America, in the logical spirit of the
Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, was exceptional among
modern societies in slowly evolving from its original, largely European
immigrant population to a 21st-century assimilated, integrated, and
intermarried multiracial society, in which religious and racial
affiliations were incidental, not essential, to one’s public character
and identity.

American Society on the Brink | National Review