Happy New Year

December 27 2006

We all know that the beginning of a new year is the time to make some resolutions to guide us in how we want to live the new year. You can't look ahead without reflecting back.

As I look back, I am grateful to live in the United States of America and for the goodness that our country stands for. That gratitude is only magnified as we fight the terrorists and try to safeguard our country.

When I reflect on the past, I think ofmy mother and father and the sacrifices they made and the values…

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Where We Stand Today

December 17 2006

My thoughts as I stand in the field south ofthe bam and look out across the horizons. What can we expect in 2007 What did we get done in 2006?

To begin, we had an ,election and the Democratic Party will control both House and Senate next year. That is a big switch. However, many of the Democrats that kicked out the 30 or so Republicans are as conservative as the Republicans they beat. Half of the new members can be classified as 'Blue Dog" Democrats.…

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December 5 2006

Sometimes the inaction of the U.S. Congress just makes you want to pull your hair out. Haven't we been shocked with skyrocketing energy prices? The Middle East is a power keg ready to explode. How much confidence do we have in our good buddy Hugo Chavez in Venezuela to be a reliable supplier? I thought energy security was a national priority.

It is exciting to see the emphasis on biofuels. We gotta love it. But the problem is bigger than biofuels.

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