Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Alito Confirmed!

I alas, had to work yesterday when this news came out, but I am quite happy with his appointment. To quote his mother "Of course he is pro-life". :-D

May he rule the just and honorable way on all the issues!

Friday, January 27, 2006

Quotes from Ben Franklin

If you would not be forgotten
As soon as you are dead and rotten,
Either write things worthy reading,
Or do things worth the writing.

To err is human, to repent divine; to persist devilish.

Well done is better than well said.

Keep thy shop, and thy shop will keep thee.

He that hath a Trade, hath an Estate.

What you seem to be, be really.

Love your Neighbour; yet don't pull down your Hedge.

He that speaks much, is much mistaken.

Glass, China, and Reputation, are easily crack'd, and never well mended.

A good example is the best sermon.

The end of Passion is the beginning of Repentance.

To be proud of virtue, is to poison yourself with the Antidote.

He that would Fish, must venture his bait.

A little neglect may breed great mischief...for want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost.

There are no fools so troublesome as those that have wit.

Doing an injury puts you below your enemy; revenging one make you but even with him; forgiving it sets you above him.

Sell not virtue to purchase wealth, nor liberty to purchase power.

Old boys have their playthings as well as young ones; the difference is only in the price.

Sudden power is apt to be insolent, sudden liberty saucy; that behaves best which has grown gradually

Travis Comment: I found these today with looking for material for a small speech I am giving as a senior at our church banquet this year. After discovering that I have not posted in over a week, *gasp* I though I would post these. Look for more soon!

- Travis

Thursday, January 19, 2006

The Law of the Sea Treaty and A New Paintball Gun!

Hey everyone!

I finally broke down and did it. I got a new paintball gun!

Isn't she a beauty? A Kingman Spyder Xtra, this darling can fire paint as fast as I can pull the trigger. :-) Having a job does have its advantages....and its disadvantages, namely my time to blog has been reduced. However, I aim to keep this here site running for a right smart spell yet. /End Backwoods English

My last topic was cloning, so today I believe I will address a new issue that has come to my attention from the GenJ Online Government. There is a treaty called the Law of the Sea Treaty. I have some very big problems with this treaty, some of which are expressed by Eagle Forum here. This treaty would clearly surrender our national sovereignty over our sea lanes and wouldn't be worth the paper it was written on if a war broke out. What is scary about it is the Bush administration supports it!!! Have a look at it and let me know what you think.
Have a good day!

The Blogging Boy Scout,

Thursday, January 12, 2006

The Job, The Hearing, World War II, and Horse Cloning.

Hello everyone,

Well, I have finished my 4th day on the job and am starting to get the hang of things around the store. Last week was a fun but busy week. The campaigns for Senate are running full steam over at the GenJ Online Government. Can't tell to much about that until it is all over, but I can tell you that our dear friend David Ketter is in the running for President! :-)

I got to hear Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh a lot today, and one of their main topics was Samuel Alito's confirmation hearings and especially the fact that Mrs. Alito burst into tears at one point. I haven't looked into this enough to have a head-fast opinion yet, but something smells rotten in DC.

I have been reading up a good bit of late on the Second World War. with emphasis on the Desert and Air Wars. I borrowed some very worthy volumes on these topics from my Grandma's husband Larry and I have been greatly enjoying reading them. :-)

Now on to another topic. The other day, Dad was reading an article about horse cloning. Here in Oklahoma they are working on cloning prize winning horses to sell for very high prices. My question is, when and if this practice become widespread, will horse prices plummel? For example, if they were to clone a really nice horse, (we will call this horse Black Beauty") the first say hundred clones will bring really good money. But what would happen if cloning became so widespread that there was hardly a uncloned horse left. What if you could run to the sale barn and buy a "Black Beauty#7842" for a song? What would our world be like if this became widespread? (Not just in horses, but in any animal) Would livestock prices fall? Would we ever have "uncloned" livestock again? Please leave me your thoughts in a comment.

The Blogging Boy Scout,

Support Judge Alito!

Hey guys, here is a recent email I got from the ACLJ about Judge Alito. Please read on...

Dear Travis,

It is time to let your voice be heard!

Judge Samuel Alito has been nominated to the high court ... and we must do our part to make sure he is confirmed.

Add your name immediately to our PETITION TO SUPPORT JUDGE SAMUEL ALITO to Senator Tom Coburn and Senator James Inhofe - to ensure they know where you stand concerning the make-up of the Supreme Court of the United States.
The battle ahead for Judge Alito's confirmation is going to be a tough one.
Having been influenced by the abortion lobby and groups like People For the American Way, some Senators have already made up their minds about him. Sen. Hillary Clinton is against him. Sen. Ted Kennedy is against him.

In fact, Sen. Charles Schumer, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said, "If he continuously, given his previous record, refused to answer questions and hid behind 'I can't answer this because it might come before me,' it would increase the chances of a filibuster."
But I believe what you think should matter just as much. The First Amendment empowers you to ''petition the Government'' - so make your voice heard!
When your elected Senators cast their votes just days from now (a full vote is expected by January 20), I want to be certain they have your opinion in mind - because this is perhaps the single most important change at the Supreme Court in our lifetime.


Because Justice Sandra Day O'Connor represents the so-called ''swing vote'' Justice on the current Court, and she has voted against us in major cases ... against a partial-birth abortion ban ... against public displays of the Ten Commandments ... and for ''abortion distortion'' - voting to restrict free speech in certain ways if it involves a protest against abortion.
So, in spite of my respect for her as a member of the highest court in our land, I must also tell you plainly that she should be replaced by someone who shares your values and mine.
This is not a matter of casual preference. The next Supreme Court Justice will play a pivotal role in major decisions regarding religious freedom, same-sex marriage, abortion, parents' rights, pornography, the Pledge of Allegiance, and more. Which direction will America go?
Your opinion matters. Senators Coburn and Inhofe MUST hear your voice! And it should count when it matters most - as the Senate will decide, in the coming days, the make-up of the Supreme Court of the United States.

This is why I urge you to sign your name to our PETITION TO SUPPORT JUDGE SAMUEL ALITO to your U.S. Senators RIGHT NOW! The hearings have already started - so your quick response is crucial!

Thursday, January 05, 2006

New Job and a Movie!

Hey guys!

I got a job today! It is down at the local grocery store("Double A" if my aunt happens to be reading this). *grin* I am really looking forward to starting! I have never really had such steady work before, and am looking forward to the benefits this could bring me.

In other news, I recently made a video for the Generation Joshua Conservative Party. And included within this video is a picture of me! *gasp* So for those of you who have always wondered just what this boy scout guy looks like, this is your chance to find out! Just click the link below!


Note: I had a typo and misspelled "conservative" at the end of the video and as of yet have not had time to change it and upload a new one, but I think you will like it just the same. :-)

Sunday, January 01, 2006

More Fires in Oklahoma while Life Goes On

Hello everyone.

Good grief we have had a ton of fires lately. Since my first post on fires, there has not been a day go by I have not seen firetrucks fly by our house. There have been 250,000 acres burned so far with 30,000 of those in the last week. Dad and I spend a good deal of Saturday afternoon turning our farm truck into a firefighting rig. We added a 275 gallon water tank to the back and stowed several 5-gallon buckets in the back for water dispention.(sp?) We have still been watering around the house and have added several water containers about the house with water ready to use. On our way to church today we couldn't help but notice the preparations people were making. One rancher had disked up the road next to his pasture so that any fire would be greatly slowed by 8-16 foot wide strip of dirt. Our neighbor to the south has brushhoged a 50 foot strip of his pasture that is nearest to the highway so as to slow any fires progress. After preparing defenses for the house, Dad and I have been discussing different plans on how to keep a fire out of our 90 something bales of hay. (With hay prices at about 10 dollars a bale you can see why we would want to protect these) But life goes on here in the great state of Oklahoma. I had a great time at the end of the year party last night. We got to play Halo 2 and BattleFront 2 quite a bit. :-) Some of the costumes were really good! One girl came as Susan from the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. My sister Chloe went as a teacher, and she looked very teacherly I can tell you! We had several OU and OSU fans, a caveman, a deer hunter, Sherlock Holmes and Watson, the Phantom of the Opera, as well as Raggidy Ann and Andy. It was a very enjoyable evening.

That's all for now!
The Blogging Boy Scout,