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.
"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
1-19-2013 Thomas Sowell
11-8-2012 Are you a liberal?
1-19-2012 Interesting, to say the least
5/23/2011 Texas Governor Rick Perry
2/24/11 Funny Church Signs
2/19/11 Fingerprint of God
2/17/11 Egypt Thing
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
4/5/10 When Insults Had Class
2/22/10 The Leaning Side
1/18/2010 Obama takes the Oscars
8/5/09 This rock ROCKS!
20090803 Picture of the day
Only a small percentage of criminals do any real prison time.
The rest get re-elected.
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
4/30/09 Atlanta Tea Party
3/22/09 The US Needs A Leader Like This
1/7/09 NBC Poll "In God We Trust"
1/6/09 Military Humor
1/4/09 Roping a Deer
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
11/25/08 Islam - A German's Point of View
11/16/08 Official EU Language
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.
UNITED STATES MAP
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
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
9/15/08 Snotty Receptionist
9/5/08 Mike Meek for President
8/11/08 Obama ridicules the Bible
8/5/08 57 States
7/13/08 Battle Hymn of the Republic
6/15/08 World Civ 101
6/6/08 True American
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
4/2/08 Cat Pictures
3/30/08 The USMC vs the Police
3/25/08 John Wayne and Dean Martin
2/29/08 Why Some Parents Drink
2/29/08 The U in Jesus
1/31/08 Great New T-Shirt
1/11/2008 Wanna Feel Old?
1/10/08 Breakfast of Champions, 2008?,
1/2/08 Obama's Church
Stuff you should already have read by now, if you were paying attention.
Christianity (future category)
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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