Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Thaw and Freeze

In the morning the parking lots are all ice. By afternoon they're slush. Next day, rinse and repeat.
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Sunday, February 13, 2011


I was just wondering. What's so different about living in this country illegally, without the proper documentation, and, say, driving a car illegally, without the proper documentation? Or driving a truck without a medical certification card? Or practicing medicine without a license? I think if I told the police officer that pulls me over that I was driving without a license in order to provide more for my family, he might say something like "So sorry. Get the permit, then drive. Until then, here...pay this ticket."

I'm just sayin'.
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Saturday, February 12, 2011

See why I want to move to Texas

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It's been a long cold winter and frankly I'm tired of it. If it hasn't been snowing it's been so cold my snot freezes. That's cold!
Enough of that. I thought I would bring you folks up to date and share an idea or two. I'm writing this on my phone, between quarters, at the Upwards basketball games I announce every year. Isn't technology cool?
Anyway, here's the news. We are still working on adopting Josh. I've requested a state hearing. Don't know when that'll
be happening. Probably in a month or so. Also, we are in the process of moving some beds and kids around in the house so we have room for another foster child...or two. I've had people question our sanity since we seem to keep taking kids in. But with 50,000 children in foster care in the state of Ohio alone, how can we say we're not going to do any more. We have decided though that we are going to try to take only younger children, 6 and under, with special needs. We just don't have the firmness necessary to meet the needs of the teens that are in the system.
Sheila's been dealing with some tendonitis in her elbow, Isaac has mono again and the flu, Ben may graduate a quarter or two early if he takes classes this summer, and Preston has improved dramatically in school. He's been bringing home almost all A's, most of which have been 100's. We are very proud of all our kids.
So here's an idea I have. Iwas listening to the state of the union address the other day and one of the things the president was talking about was the jobs situation in this country. The fact that we have a large number of people out of work and a number of corporations are sending more and more jobs out of the country. And I believe these corporations still claim to be American companies. So here's my thought.
If a corporation has more than 10% of all its employees out of the country, then that corporation loses its status as an American company and should pay tariffs and higher taxes as a foreign corporation doing business in America.
I don't know all the answers but this seemed like a good idea. Don't we charge China and Japan to bring goods into our country? And if you do business here, provide goods and services, and yet don't provide jobs here, then those goods and services should be taxed/tariffed. It's just a thought. Who knows, it might work.