"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Seriously? Media Blackout in the Gulf?

I have read over the past several days how the media is struggling to gather information in the Gulf, as BP officials and the US government are not allowing access.

Anderson Cooper of CNN:

A reporter was detained as Gateway Pundit shares, and to me this part was very important:

Rosenfield was released after officials looked through the pictures he had taken and took down his date of birth, Social Security number and other personal information, the photographer said.

Why is this so important? Well it provides the clues on how we can get the story out to the people.

  1. Living on the border of Mexico and the volatile racist state of Arizona gave me my best idea on how to get information to the people. We need to send illegal immigrants to the Gulf, because if one cannot ask for personal information in Arizona, then they cannot in the Gulf...in fact the government would be afraid to ask for this information as they are not racist...only Arizona is, as well as conservatives, Republicans, and every white man in the nation except liberal white men.
  2. I need to remind my readers that whenever the story is detrimental to a conservative, nothing would hold the reporter from digging down and reporting every bit of data...so MSM rethink how you are trying to report the story. Forget that the president is Midas, and remember how much the Gulf states and this spill will impact the nation for years to come. Remember that you are as connected to this crisis as you were when Katrina hit. I recall watching a correspondent that was in New Orleans so quick that he was able to do an interview with a body in the background. Yet, we are not allowed to see the marine life? Come on.Seriously what is the problem?

The paparazzi could give the MSM some ideas on how to garner information in a stealth fashion.

Oh and if 5000 reporters headed to the Gulf and all did a full court press (so to speak) the folks at BP or Homeland Security may be able to detain one or two of them, but not 5000!

By the way- if anyone wishes to fund my travels to the Gulf, I will promise to be as I am in everything else- efficient, direct, and of course sweet as a humble housewife can be!


ps folks I think that one of my favorite photos should be added to this post as it is so well~ wonderful.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Oldest Son Update

My oldest son just called from Afghanistan moments ago! All is well and we were able to hear the rest of the story about stitches he needed. Here is my blurb from Facebook which explains everything...

The Rest of the Story as with Paul Harvey...I spoke with oldest son and his episode with the medic and stitches. All is well, except a bungie cord and his lip that had a sudden moment where they connected. Bungie cord fine, son- extra opening near mouth-ugh...but all is well, he sounds great and makes his parents proud every day!

Stay safe sweetie...and we are happy to be able to smile about a tale where you share that you were bleeding all over in Afghanistan and that everything is ok.

Hugs from Dad, Mom and the gang
We Love You!

Farm Life Reflections

The transformation is complete. We truly are a farm family in action, in thought, and in deed. I know when we bought the property and named this corner of the world Double Nickel Farm we were certainly painting a mural of something we thought was far in the future. After digging out one mesquite bush, I knew that we may never grow or raise anything but mesquite in this dry arid land, but couldn't quit trying.

Our first farm critter, Colonel Sanders was a rooster we picked up from a couple who listed him in the local paper, as "free to good home, friend and rooster." The kids and I drove up the mountain and spent time with the older couple who were parting with a dear friend. We were certain we could raise this guy, and on the drive down to the canyon where we live I thought to myself, yep, I am a farmer's wife now!

Since Colonel Sanders (who is still thriving with all the harems we have provided), we have built up quite a population for a desert farm. We raise Lamancha goats, Navajo Churro sheep, geese, ducks, chickens, turkeys, and a passel of cats that look like the craziest mix you would ever believe. Somewhere along the way in the past three or so years we have become what we only imagined. We came into this farm with little money, lots of ambition, and a tremendous amount of faith in the Lord. We still have little money, even more ambition and a solid unwavering faith so all has been well.

Last summer we realized that folks began seeing us as the ones to ask farm questions to. We trim all the hooves for the animals, have sheered the sheep together as a family, and when we butcher it is an assembly line process that is quick and efficient.

Yet with our experience growing, I would never have believed that this simple life could be so fulfilling. Last night we ran into a pastor that works as a counselor for a half-way recovery house for men who have been incarcerated. He needed a goat for his recovery house- he said to keep the weeds down. Amos our year old buck was perfect so off Amos went from farm to city dwelling goat. Amos became more that a goat for the men staying at the recovery house. Amos became hope for men that may have never had any real hope before. He was patient with them, and loved attention which seemed to be overflowing. The men built Amos an incredible barn, far better than he had ever lived in while on the Double Nickel. Amos became more than a goat for the men. He became their friend, their confidant, and the reason for going forward.

With Amos we on the Double Nickel have realized something so incredible! This farm isn't just a place to raise animals or produce...no, it is a place to raise animals that build up others in a way that I could never have imagined. I am so thankful to be part of a world that really offers change in troubled times.

As Amos continues his mission, so shall we on the farm.

*I did not list Deep Freeze among the critters we raise as my daughter and I remain distant to her- as her whole purpose is to fill the freezer (in the next week or two).

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Las Cruces Tea Party Part 3

Happy Birthday America!
Tea Party New Mexico style...every inch of shade had someone standing or sitting in it. Beautiful green lawn remains beautiful as we New Mexicans appreciate coolness a bit more than greenery!

Tea Party Contest for best costume! These folks did fantastic! I love the enthusiasm that we saw today in Las Cruces!

More folks that turned out for the picnic, great speeches, fantastic music and visiting with like minded Americans.

Jim Hoft giving a fantastic speech! Now is the time we stand against those who have waged war on America from the inside (those who have increased our national debt to unsustainable levels, those who have lied all the way to and from DC all ignoring the voice of the people) Our voices can be united, county to county, city to city, and state to state. We are Americans...not Short- Americans, Tall- Americans or any other hyphenated people again...we must all become Americans again= hard working, honest folks that believe in the documents that our Founders wrote~

Would You Sign This Today?

We traveled to the Tea Party in Las Cruces New Mexico today. It was wonderful and the American Spirit is still alive and well. For the poster contest, I made this poster...as I have wondered who would sign the Constitution(as is) if it were written today.
After sharing the front of the poster, I then flipped it around and asked the Tea Party friends if they would sign the Constitution, if it were written today.

I love America as we still do have many that will stand tall. I am proud to be an American and cannot wait to have this filled to send overseas to the oldest son, as he and those that have worn the uniform understand the very price that may be required to stand for this country.

The turnout for a boiling, blazing typical July day was amazing, as we folks in New Mexico usually hang inside until late evening, as these temperatures are usually only fit for the oven!

More photos soon!

btw- not only would I sign this today, but I will stand for America and say NO MORE to those who have waged war on the America. Now is the time, and everyone of us needs to stand as our forefathers did so many years before.

~thank you Las Cruces Tea Party for hosting this event, and sponsoring the incredible DVD collection that I won for this poster!

Perfect Day for Tea

Party that is...

The Double Nickel Farm family headed to Las Cruces, NM to attend a Tea Party and celebrate this wonderful land we live in. The day could not have been more beautiful with slight breezes cooling us off while we sat in the shade and listened to the guest speakers and enjoyed a picnic of sandwiches, potato salad, fruit, and chips with tea to drink(of course!)

As we have satellite and are in monsoon season I am having some difficulty in posting some photos so for now this is just a quick post to share what we did today.


ps~ Son we missed you lots today but you were in our thoughts and prayers! Photos soon!