Mike Meek's little hole in the web

You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away
people's initiative and independence.
You cannot help people permanently by doing for them,
what they could and should do for themselves.

Abraham Lincoln


"What I learned growing up on the farm was a way of life that was centered on hard work, and on faith and on thrift. You see, as Americans we’re not defined by class, and we will never be told our place. What makes our nation exceptional is that anyone, from any background, can climb the highest of heights. As Americans, we don’t see the role of government as guaranteeing outcomes, but allowing free men and women to flourish based on their own vision, their hard work and their personal responsibility. And as Americans, we realize there is no taxpayer money that wasn’t first earned by the sweat and toil of one of our citizens." - Texas Governor Rick Perry

A fine is a tax for doing wrong.
A tax is a fine for doing well.

Any society that would give up little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and loose both. - Benjamin Franklin

I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.  – Stephen Hawking, b. 1942

You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. 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 the beginning of the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.

– Adrian Rogers, 1931

8-17-2013 The Foolishness of Evolution

7-29-2013 Is Your Garage Door Boring?

1-19-2013 Thomas Sowell

11-8-2012 Are you a liberal?

1-19-2012 Interesting, to say the least

10/31/2011 Understanding Congress - Psychology 101, Redneck Fire Alarm, Cause of the current recession

8/20/2011 9 Things GOP Presidential Frontrunner Rick Perry Believes

7/30/11 Smart Dog!, Talking Muslim Doll, Marxism in America Lt. Gen. (Ret.) W. G. "Jerry" Boykin

7/16/11 We The People, an open letter to Obama

7/1/2011, Flash Mob at Cape Cod Stop and Shop - Spirit of America

5/23/2011 Texas Governor Rick Perry

2/24/11 Funny Church Signs

2/19/11 Fingerprint of God

2/17/11 Egypt Thing

2/3/11 Benjy and The Zipper, How'd He Get There?

1/27/11 A Black Man, The Progressive’s Perfect Trojan Horse

9/18/10 Pencils, more Pencils

8/19/10 WalMart Cake

7/13/2010 I Fought For You By The Sound Tank

5/26/2010 Upset About Arizona's Immigration Laws?

5/25/2010 The Tenderness of Motherhood

5/2/2010 Classic Movies 2009

4/26/10 Billy Graham's Prayer for the US, Happy About Obama Saving $100 Million???, Obama's Make-believe Life

4/5/10 When Insults Had Class

2/22/10 The Leaning Side

2/5/2010  US Presidency to be outsourced, Newt Gingerich: 2+2=4, The effectiveness of Czars

1/18/2010  Obama takes the Oscars

1/10/2010  Enough AARP, Obamacare

10/25/09 Twenty Ten - Lloyd Markus, The Death of Jesus

8/5/09 This rock ROCKS!

8/4/09 Your age by chocolate, Congress plans to raise your electric bill 50 percent with green energy

20090803 Picture of the day

8/2/09  You want Change?  You want Healthcare Reform?  Be careful what you wish for!

7/30/09 Helping the economy, Too True To Be Funny

7/29/09 How to tell the sex of a fly, Swine flu not-do

7/28/09 Honey or Vinegar?, Gangster Government

7/26/09 Try to guess who I am, The American way of life

7/4/09  At what price freedom?


Only a small percentage of criminals do any real prison time.
The rest get re-elected.

6/21/09  Please take a minute to sign this petition keeping Government control OUT of healthcare

6/20/09  Dr. Charles Krauthammer on Obamunism

6/13/2009 Psalm 2009 from the First Book of Democrat

6/12/09 This will make you weep.  Perfect example of government incompetence.  The questioner happens to be a Democrat, just in case anyone assumes it is another "evil Republican" conspiracy.

5/29/09 Wake Up, America!

The art of taxation consists of plucking the goose so as to obtain as many feathers with the least hissing.
  – Jean Baptiste Colbert, 1619 – 1683

John Kennedy once said to an assembled group of scholars in the White House, "I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House - with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone."

The Thomas Jefferson quotes below could prove his point:

"When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe."

"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not. "

"It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world."

"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them."

"My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government."

"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms."

"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government."

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."

 In light of the present financial crisis, it's interesting to read what Thomas Jefferson said in 1802:
"Banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered."

Doesn't this sound eerily familiar to what is happening in America today?

Q: What's the difference between a church bell and a politician?
A: The church bell peals from the steeple.

The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.  – John Kenneth Galbraith, 1908 - 2006

The more you earn, the less you keep,
And now I lay me down to sleep.
I pray the Lord my soul to take,
If the tax collector hasn't got it before I wake.
  – Ogden Nash

This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer.  – Will Rogers, 1879 - 1935

5/25/09 Smith and Wesson SW18044L

4/30/09 Atlanta Tea Party

4/21/09 Iowa Flooding - Where Have All the Liberals Gone?

4/14/09 woodwork

3/26/09 Government Warns Against Swallowing Gum

3/22/09 The US Needs A Leader Like This

1/16/09 Serenity

1/7/09 NBC Poll "In God We Trust"

1/6/09 Military Humor

1/5/09 Playing Church, Advice from a TN Mountain Man

1/4/09 Roping a Deer

12/30/08 You May Be A Taliban, The Suicide of America

12/18/08 Getting to Heaven, Two True Stories,
The one million pounds of nuclear material (in Iraq) that you probably never heard about

12/17/08 The Americans With No Abilities Act

It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours.  – Harry S Truman, 1884 - 1972

12/10/08 Airplane Humor

12/4/08 Digital-to-Analog Conversion, Speech Goofs

11/25/08 Islam - A German's Point of View

11/24/08 They Gave Their Lives, Church Signs, If My Nose Was Running Money

11/22/08 Packed yet?, The media IS in on the Obama Lie

11/21/08 Ideas for Change, The Post Turtle, Twas the Night Before Elections, Leaky Plumbing

11/19/08 Lord of the Future, Test for Dementia

11/18/08 Reasons to vote Democrat, Read about the REAL war (if you dare), States & Utilities Unite to Rob Energy Consumers

11/16/08 Official EU Language

11/12/08 Raymond H. Craft - perspective, The Iraq War

11/10/08 A Heartwarming Story, Old-Time Radio Programs, Sears - Where AMERICA Shops

11/09/08 Marriage Counseling, Tennessee-style, Animal Funnies, Don't fish too close to the bank

11/8/08 Redneck Humor, Gold, Common Sense, and Fur, Doug Patton on terrorism

11/05/08 FOR THE FIRST TIME, I AM ASHAMED TO BE AN AMERICAN.  You wanted change, America; rest assured WE will get it, YOU asked for it, and ALL OF US WILL PAY DEARLY FOR IT!!!
Welcome to the USSA.
May God help us all.

New 11/03/08


A father wanted to read a magazine but was being bothered by his little girl, Shelby. She wanted to know what the United States looked like.

Finally, he tore a sheet out of his new magazine on which was printed the map of the country. Tearing it into small pieces, he gave it to Shelby and said, 'Go into the other room and see if you can put this together. This will show you our whole country today.'

After a few minutes, Shelby returned and handed him the map, correctly fitted and taped together. The father was surprised and asked how she had finished so quickly.

'Oh,' she said, 'on the other side of the paper is a picture of Jesus. When I got all of Jesus back where He belonged, then our country just came together.'


New 11/03/08 Something To Think About:  If Barack Obama would apply for a job with the FBI or with the Secret Service (or the US Marshals Service or Transportation Security Administration / Department of Homeland Security), he would be disqualified because of his past association with William Ayers, a known terrorist. If he is elected President, he would not qualify to be his own Body Guard

New 10/30/08 In God We Still Trust, Columbobama, Good Man!

New 10/29/08 PBS's Palin Poll, A Disturbing Look At A Very Near Future, Lipstick On the Mirror, What Do Muslims Think of Christianity?

New 10/28/08 The New Wizard of Oz, BO vs SP

New 10/27/08 Change You Can Believe, The Grievous Lies of Barack Obama , Change, Chicago-Style

New 10/25/08 From Australian Cartoonists, Spreading the Wealth, McCain on Fannie Mae - in 2006!!!, What A Difference 60 Years Makes, Hon. James David Manning, PhD preaches about Obama

New 10/20/08 McCain's PC, The Ant & the Grasshopper, TN Christian election resources, 2008 Bumper Stickers, New Orleans Rebuilding Plan

Suit to remove Barack Obama from the October Ballot

Paris Hilton's mother is angry that John McCain put Paris in his campaign video. Amazing. Of all the videos Paris has been in, this is the one Mom's upset about?  - Jay Leno

If God had meant for us to vote He would have given us candidates.  – Anonymous

Suppose you were an idiot; and suppose you were a member of Congress.
But I repeat myself.  – Mark Twain, 1835-1910

ONE MINUTE EACH NIGHT During WWII, there was an advisor to Churchill who organized a group of people who dropped what they were doing every night at a prescribed hour for one minute to collectively pray for the safety of England, its people and peace. This had an amazing effect as bombing stopped.

There is now a group of people organizing the same thing here in America.

If you would like to participate: each evening at 9:00 PM Eastern Time (8:00 PM Central, 7:00 PM Mountain, 6:00 PM Pacific), stop whatever you are doing and spend one minute praying for the up-coming election, and for the revival of Christianity in this great country.

If you know anyone who would like to participate, please pass this along. - Mike


Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.  –  Sir Ernest John Pickstone Benn, British writer and publicist 1875-1954

Politicians are like diapers.  They both need changing regularly and for the same reason.  - Mark Twain

The government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases:
If it moves, tax it.
If it keeps moving, regulate it.
And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
– Ronald Reagan, 40th president of US, 1911 - 2004


10/18/08 Suit to remove Barack Obama from the October Ballot

10/11/08 Obama's Militant Racsim, Charles Schulz Philosophy, 9/11 Remembered, Groom, TX statues

10/6/08 Noah's Ark in the Netherlands, Shot in the Fannie (Mae)

10/4/08 Top Morons of 2008, Oliver North's 9/11 prediction

9/15/08 Snotty Receptionist

9/5/08 Mike Meek for President

8/18/08 Letter from a regular Joe, Presidential election advice from Ireland, Color Test

8/16/08  Obama for Infanticide, The Strongest Tribe

8/11/08 Obama ridicules the Bible

8/10/08 When You Thought I Wasn't Looking, Obama Explains, Can You Guess What This Is?

8/5/08 57 States

7/28/08 Obama, In His Own Words, Hand Paintings

7/25/08 George Carlin on Aging, Presidents in Drag

7/23/08 Five Lessons About How We Treat Others, Men At Work, Bush's Resignation Speech

7/20/08 Frog Theory, Votes in the UN

7/15/08 (written by an adult, but hilarious anyhow) Judas Asparagus, General 'Black Jack' Pershing

7/13/08 Battle Hymn of the Republic

7/12/08 The ABC's of Friendship, You Could Have Heard A Pin Drop, A Mayonnaise Jar & 2 Cups of Coffee, Minorities

7/4/08 Dog Sense, Cindy McCain

6/15/08 World Civ 101

6/12/08 Communication Problems, UPDATED We Votedfor CHANGE in 2006

6/10/08  Hope Rides Alone, The Original Hummer, A Tale of Two Houses

6/8/08  What holds your life together?

6/6/08 True American

6/5/08 Amazing Technology From Japan, Vot Iss?, One Sheet of Paper

6/3/08 Anna Quindlen's Commencement Address at Villanova, George Carlin's Solution to Save Gasoline

6/2/08 Sheriff Joe is at it again!, Hillary's Drug of Choice, Snow White, Obama for Change, Roswell Explained

5/20/08 The Watchmaker, 29 Lines to Make You Smile, Colonoscopy Comments, The Real Difference in 2008

5/10/08 Charlton Heston passed away last month.  What was lost?
Be sure to read the awesome speech here

5/10/08 2008 Presidentail Campaign Buttons

4/7/08 Psalm 23, Glasses

4/3/08  The Church of Oprah Effective Parenting and Discipline Technique, Kids

4/2/08 Cat Pictures

3/30/08 The USMC vs the Police

3/27/08 The Afghanistan Diplomat, 50 Bible Riddles (plus one)

3/25/08 John Wayne and Dean Martin

3/23/08 Why Men Are Never Depressed, Stress Test

3/15/08 Balloons, Porcupine 1 - Pit Bull 0, Heart, Mama Ain't Playin, Animals

2/29/08 Why Some Parents Drink

2/29/08 The U in Jesus

2/28/08 Christian Ways to Relieve Stress, The Hillbilly 10 Commandments

2/12/08 Theodore Roosevelt on Immigration

2/10/08 Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

2/4/08 Amazing Pictures, Cool Ads

2/4/08 What's More Costly Than Iraq?,

When I'm An Old Lady and Live With My Kids

1/31/08 Did You Know?, A Prayer Before Surgery

1/31/08 Great New T-Shirt

1/11/2008 Wanna Feel Old?

1/10/08 Breakfast of Champions, 2008?,

What happened to Mad Magazine's Alfred E. Neuman?

1/9/08 PUSH!

1/2/08 Obama's Church


Calling an illegal alien an "undocumented immigrant"
is like calling a drug dealer an "unlicensed pharmacist".

Stuff you should already have read by now, if you were paying attention.

Christianity (future category)

Politics (future category)
Patriotic (future category) Inspiration (future category)
Funny (future category) Amimals (future category)
Interesting (future category) Trooper's Miraculous Survival
Women As Explained by Engineers A Lesson in Political Science

Toilet Cleaning Instructions

Daddy, Can I Borrow the Car?
Evolution Convolution Show a Little Gratitude
The Difference Between Men's and Women's Brains, Canstruction
2008 Playboy Bunny Calendar Eeeeewwwwww!
This Pastor Has Guts Snowmen!
Remembering our Servicemen

Mrs. Claus' Cookbook

Human Statue of Liberty, more here 21 Rules to Live By
This Should Offend Horses Everywhere Free Attorney Advice
Out of the Mouths of Babes The Seven Wonders of the World
Ben Stein on Jews, Christians, and Christmas Now You Know More . . .
Talk Show Hosts on Hillary Clinton The Shoebox
Help Stamp Out Terrorism The United States One Dollar Bill
Dam Funny A Short History Lesson on Democracy
The Difference Between Men and Women The Gender of Everyday Household Objects
The New Bill of Rights The Man Rules
Can a good Muslim be a Good American? Does evil exist?
The USS New York General Laws of the Universe
Bumper Stickers Seen on Retirees' Cars Proof of God in US Government
1975 vs 2005 Her Sense of Humor Lives On
Firearms Refresher Course

The Bell

A Billion

Nick Vujicic - No Arms, No Legs, No Problem
Chelsea Clinton's interview with a soldier The Rules of the South
How American businesses should answer the phone It's a Conspiracy!
Tampons in Iraq So Easy, A Fifth Grader Could Do It!
Ways to turn down unwanted men A Prayer For You
Wanna see $200,000? Jay Leno Hits the Nail on the Head

911 Trucker


Redneck Special Forces

If HE Makes Time to Pray, Shouldn't YOU?

Charlie Daniels on illegal immigration

Heaviest Element Discovered

How to stay young

Why God Created Children

Pictures too graphic for network television!

Cool Pictures
Optical Illusions How are you bearing up?

 Screen Saver Lifesaver is a distributed computing program from Oxford University.  It is the biggest computational chemistry project ever undertaken, involving screening 3.5 billion potential anti-cancer compounds against protein targets by using screen saver time on over three million personal computers in over 200 countries.

If you go to the website LetsSayThanks.com you can pick out a thank you card that Xerox will print and send to a soldier that is currently serving in Iraq. You can't choose who gets it, but it will go to a member of the U.S. armed services. How AMAZING it would be if we could get everyone we know to send one!

A series of very moving tributes can be found HERE,

 and here's a Christmas tribute to those who died for our country.

Americans for Tax Reform

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