Organized Crime and Harry Reid

Yesterday (24 July), Harry Reid said “I am here to tell you that polygamist communities in the United States are a form of organized crime”.  He then gives a list of reasons on why polygamist communities are a form of organized crime:

  • Bigamy
  • child abuse *teen and pre-teen girls are forced to marry older men and bear their children)
  • Welfare fraud
  • Tax evasion
  • Massive corruption
  • Strong-arm tactics

While I agree that polygamist groups have their problems, I believe that there is a much larger problem with Organized Crime in our country, and its not coming from the polygamists.  Continue reading

The Future of Flying?

Attendant: Welcome aboard Ala Carte Air, Sir. May I see your ticket?
Passenger: Sure.
Attendant: You’re in seat 12B. That will be $5, Please!
Passenger: What for?
Attendant: For telling you where to ‘Sit’.
Passenger: But I already knew where to sit.
Attendant: Nevertheless, we are now charging a seat locator fee of $5. It’s the Airline’s new Policy.
Passenger: That’s the craziest thing I ever heard. I won’t pay it.
Attendant: Sir, Do you want a seat on this flight or not?
Passenger: Yes, yes. All right, I’ll pay. But the airline is going to hear about this.
Attendant: Thank you. My goodness, your carryon bag looks heavy. Would you like me to stow it in the overhead compartment for you?
Passenger: That would be Swell, Thanks.
Attendant: No problem. Up we go, and done! That will be $10, Please.
Passenger: What?
Attendant: The Airline now charges a $10 carryon assistance fee.
Passenger: This is extortion. I won’t stand for it.
Attendant: Actually, you’re right, you can’t stand. You need to sit, and fasten your seat belt. We’re about to push back from the gate. But, first I need that $10.
Passenger: “No Way! ”
Attendant: Sir, if you don’t comply, I will be forced to call the Air Marshal. And you really don’t want me to do that.
Passenger: Why Not? Is he going to ‘Shoot me’?
Attendant: No, But there’s a $50 Air-Marshal hailing fee.
Passenger: Oh, all right, here, take the $10. I can’t believe this.
Attendant: Thank you for your cooperation, sir. Is there anything else I can do for you?
Passenger: Yes. It’s stuffy in here, and my overhead fan doesn’t seem to work. Can you fix it?
Attendant: Your overhead fan is not broken, Sir. Just insert two quarters into the overhead coin slot for the First Five minutes.
Passenger: The Airline is charging me for Cabin air?
Attendant: Of course not, sir. Stagnant cabin air is provided free of charge. It’s the circulating air that costs 50 cents.
Passenger: I don’t have any quarters. Can you make change for a dollar?
Attendant: Certainly, Sir! Here you go!
Passenger: But you’ve given me only three quarters for my dollar.
Attendant: Yes, there’s a ‘change making fee’ of 25 cents.
Passenger: For cryin’ out loud. All I have left is a lousy quarter? What the heck can I do with this?
Attendant: Hang onto it. You’ll need it later for the lavatory.

Mikey likes reading scriptures

Most nights before we put the boys down, Mommy feeds Josh and Mikey sits on my lap.  I read from the Old Testament (Daddy’s book, as Mikey calls it) and then from The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ (Mommy’s book, as Mikey calls it).  Tonight, as I was reading in Genesis 40, Mikey fell asleep.  I finished the chapter and then I went and put him in bed.  He started crying.  I picked him up and tried to call him down.  He finally was able to tell me that he wanted me to read out of Mommy’s book also.  So we went back into the other room.  I read 2 Nephi 12 and Mikey fell asleep around verse 2.  After I finished the chapter, I put him back in his bed.

Open Letter to Dr. Dobson

22 July 2008

Dr. James Dobson
Focus on the Family
Colorado Springs, CO  80995
Phone: 719-531-3427

Dear Dr. Dobson;

I was shocked when I heard you say: “I never thought I would hear myself saying this, … While I am not endorsing Senator John McCain, the possibility is there that I might.”

Don’t forget the Constitution Party candidate Chuck Baldwin.  He is the only candidate running that is 100% pro-life.  As recent as 1999, John McCain said “But certainly in the short term, or even the long term, I would not support the repeal of Roe v. Wade…”.  As your show Focus on the Family teaches,  life is so important.  We can not risk another “pro-lifer” in the White House who does nothing to protect the life of the unborn.  Chuck Baldwin gives me hope for the future of our country.  And, as Chuck Baldwin said so well “any Christian or conservative who supports John McCain has no principles left worth defending!”  I believe, and I believe you believe, that the principles we support are worth defending.  Let’s elect Chuck Baldwin President and let’s defend our principles!


Michael H. Cox
Mike’s World News

Remembering Aimee

My friend Aimee past away yesterday.  She had a long and painful journey dealing with Cystic Fibrosis.  I have never met someone who knew Aimee who didn’t have kind words to say about her.  She was always happy, rarely negative.  She put up with a lot, for her heart was big.  Now, she is out of pain.  She has left this world for a far better place.  The Prophet Joseph Smith said “The expectation of seeing my friends in the morning of the resurrection cheers my soul”, to which I agree.  We may mourn for the company of our dear friend Aimee, which we should, but let the thought of seeing her again cheer our soul.  Remember the words of Alma to his son “Behold, it has been made known unto me by an angel, that the spirits of all men, as soon as they are departed from this mortal body, yea, the spirits of all men, whether they be good or evil, are taken home to that God who gave them life.” (Alma 40:11).  Aimee has been taken home to the God that gave her life.  Let us honor the memory of Aimee in our thoughts words, actions, and deeds.