Saturday, April 28, 2012

Texas A&M San Antonio

This past weekend my wife, my granddaughter, and I went to a festival at the rather new Texas A&M San Antonio campus. This was, to my knowledge, the first annual festival to celebrate San Antonio's Fiesta Week. If you don't know about Fiesta Week in SATX, then you need to get out more often!


Well any way...our first visit to this campus was an eye opener! It is set in a beautiful wilderness atmosphere on the southern edge on the city. At first view, the main and only building appears in the horizon like an oasis in a desert. But don't get me wrong, you won't find a desert here!

Beautiful Texas wildflowers completing surround this oasis. You smell the freshness of an untouched garden. Lady bugs and honey bees make their way from stem to flower and back to stem. On the horizon I saw a majestic hawk hunting for its afternoon lunch. As they say...beauty is in the eye of the beholder..and I was a beholdin'!

As for the festival on the campus grounds...they had everything from nachos to Star Wars characters (brought to life by the local wrestling group called River City Wrestling). Everything was neat and handy. There was enough to satisfy a hungry palette but not so much as to confuse your senses of smell or sight. There was plenty of food and fun for all!


For the art lover, the university had a Picasso, Amigos y Contemporaneos Exhibit. I'm not much of a Picasso guy, but his art work in ceramics and gold sure were both interesting and mind opening. His paintings were fascinating to observe, yet as an amateur art connoisseur I couldn't get it?! Honestly, I prefer van Gogh...but to each his own.

During the afternoon, dignitaries from the San Antonio Fiesta Week celebrations visited with the crowd. Unfortunately they took second place to the A&M festival itself. Never let a "king of anything" get in front of a juicy beef or chicken taco al carbon!

It was a great visit to San Antonio's newest university. Plans are under way for at least two more buildings to dot this pristine country side. The buildings like the current main facility will not take away from the sights and sounds of Mother Nature, but will blend in like a welcomed guest.

If you are ever in San Antonio, take IH-37 south to Loop 410 West. Travel west on 410 past scenic wilderness. Exit on South Zarzamora Street. Take the turn around (you'll see signs). Turn right on University Way (look for the A&M tower). Drive about two miles on University Way  and finally...feast your eyes on the latest addition to our city's halls of learning!

On May 23, 2009, Gov. Rick Perry signed Senate Bill 629 that created Texas A&M-San Antonio as a stand-alone university.

http://www.tamusa.tamus.edu/index.html

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Bravehearts by Joseph Ruffo

It is the soldier not the reporter who has given us
  the freedom of the press.


It is the soldier not the poet who has given us
  the freedom of speech.


It is the soldier not the campus organizer who has given us
  the freedom to demonstrate.

It is the soldier who salutes the flag,
  who serves beneath the flag, and
  whose coffin is draped by the flag,
  who allows protesters to burn the flag.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Obama: See You at Wally World

Ever wonder where Barack Obama and Family travel on vacation? Not to Wally World!


See how they spend your tax money. Gee, I hope they had a good time while I went to my backyard to enjoy a few rays and a dip in our kiddie pool.
  1. President's Day 2012: Aspen, CO to ski
  2. Christmas 2011: Hawaii
  3. Summer 2011: Martha's Vineyard
  4. June 2011South Africa, Botswana
  5. President's Day 2011: Vail to ski
  6. Christmas 2010: Hawaii
  7. August 2010: Panama City Beach, FL
  8. August 2010: Chicago (Obama alone)
  9. August 2010: Spain (1st lady and Sasha)
  10. August 2010: Martha's Vineyard
  11. July 2010: Mount Desert Island, Maine
  12. May 2010: Chicago
  13. March 2010: New York City
  14. Christmas 2009: Hawaii
  15. August 2009: Yellowstone National Park, Grand Canyon
  16. August 2009: Martha's Vineyard

Saturday, April 21, 2012

The Truth About Barack Obama

Quote from Human Events: "This list of half-truths, sleight-of-hands, and outright lies are a good reason why Obama doesn't deserve a title more ennobling than huckster-in-chief."


So begins the story and list regarding Barack Obama's penchant for fibbing. Read the article and find out more about the truth Obama has a problem telling the public. Cheers!

http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=50982

Friday, April 13, 2012

Is Obama Unconstitutional?

We've seen over the past three years that Barack Obama has little respect for Our Founders and much less for our Constitution. How far will he go to erase what our country was built on? What has he done to show his disregard for our Constitution?


Want to find out. Read the following article...see if you agree with it...

http://www.wnd.com/2012/04/alarms-over-obama-coup-against-constitution-surging/

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Obama Makes It Up

It appears that Barack Obama can't work with Paul Ryan. Obama doesn't have the mental power to understand what Ryan wants to create to help our country. Obama wants a socialist, entitlement, Americans against Americans country. Ryan wants a free enterprise system that continues to prosper in the footsteps of Our Founders.


See why Obama can't stand with Ryan...

http://spectator.org/archives/2012/04/11/why-obama-hates-paul-ryan

Monday, April 9, 2012

Reagan Vs. Obama - Social Economics 101 - YouTube

Reagan Vs. Obama - Social Economics 101 - YouTube

Obama Diverts $500M to IRS to Implement Obamacare

Obama just won't say no nor wait for the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on Obamacare. His actions remind me of a dictator's failing efforts to control a country. Just what the IRS needs...more bureaucrats.

Obama Diverts $500M to IRS to Implement Obamacare

Let's Blame Bush...

President Bush takes over while Obama goes on vacation...


Read more at...

http://tpo.net/welcomehome/

What Did Obama Learn from the Palestinians

I am reading a 2003 book by Alan Dershowitz titled "The Case for Israel." In it, Dershowitz quotes the historian Benny Morris regarding a pattern in Palestinian party line. The quote says:

"One of the characteristics of the Palestinian national movement has been the Palestinians’ view of themselves as perpetual victims of others...and never to appreciate that they are, at least in large part, victims of their own mistakes and iniquities."

This quote reminded me of Barack Obama. The man appears to blame everyone and everything for what he’s failed to do.

Obama says he inherited a bad economy from George W. Bush. I’m sure this is true to some degree. But Obama has made it worse with trillions of dollars in debt. He blames capitalism for our sour economy. We are actually being threatened by his far left wing agenda of more government and less freedom.

Obama says that we are producing more oil than ever. But…not thanks to him. He blocked the Keystone pipeline from Canada sources to Texas processors. His administration has approved fewer new oil drilling permits. He’s blocked further exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Any increase in oil production has been done on private property that his administration has no control over.

On the job market, Obama blames automatic bank tellers and mall kiosks for the loss of jobs. He says the Republicans aren’t backing his job stimulation because they will not approve more money for the federal government to spend on job creation. Yet…shovel ready jobs weren’t there for his stimulus programs. He blames people and inanimate objects for his failings.

What else can Obama blame on someone or something? Who knows. In my opinion, Obama is taking lessons from the Palestinians and their propaganda.

Read more at…

http://nation.foxnews.com/president-obama/2012/03/21/real-obama-blame-game

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Who Really is Barack Obama?

It appears that the American public has a president of unknown content and history. He exaggerated about himself in one of his books. People are investigating his claim to citizenship. He erroneously quotes from various sources. He doesn’t put his hand over his heart during the raising of our flag with our national anthem playing.


So what else do or don’t we know about Barack Obama? Read more and find out…

investigation reveals numerous bogus claims on Obama resume - National Conservative | Examiner.com

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Israel: The Right to Exist

Many Arab countries have tried in the past, and will try in the future, to do away with Israel. It is said in the Islamic faith that no two religions can co-exist in an Arab land. This could be why Barack Obama has titled his allegiance toward Islamic nations and away from our long time ally Israel.

As Winston Churchill told a group of Arab leaders in 1921, “It is manifestly right that the Jews, who are scattered all over the world, should have a national center and a national home, where some of them may be reunited. And where else could that be but in this land of Palestine, with which for more than three thousand years they have been intimately and profoundly associated?”

Many have and will deny Israel this right. As a Gentile, I have a duty to spread the word that Israel must survive. I have a duty to speak and write the words that defend and expand the precious rights of all Jews to a homeland...ISRAEL.

Stand for Israel.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Obama Close to Radical Roots

Not convinced that Barack Obama is NOT good for America? See what Valerie Jarrett did to educate Obama. Meet such radicals as  Derrick Bell, Van Jones, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Father Michael Pfleger, and other leftist travelers.


Read this great article on Breitbart...

The Vetting - Valerie Jarrett Keeps Obama Close to Radical Roots

The Other Side of Name Calling

The NAACP, like other black groups and individual extremist, are calling for the punishment of George Zimmerman. Some have gone as far as threaten George Zimmerman with death.


The Main Mad-Stream Media (ABC, NBC, CBS, and their assorted cousins) have edited or other wise tainted facts regarding the Zimmerman-Martin case. Everyone has rushed to judge Zimmerman. Forget about "due process"...who cares...this isn't the America we remember!

Well, the Zimmerman family is turning the tables of one of those black groups. Read all about it and the Daily Caller...

George Zimmerman Family | NAACP | Racists | Trayvon Martin | The Daily Caller