Welcome to my web
site. What's it all about? Just good old fashioned American
patriotism, values, and tradition. I get tired of
all the negative stuff that I see each day in the newspaper and on
the evening news. So, this is my attempt to show the good things about
this great country of ours. What made this country great and what this
country is all about. I will, on occasion, digress
a little back to the good ole days, when life was simpler.
They'll be no
politics or political jokes here, the problem with political jokes
is they get elected. And as for political arguments, well that's just
a good way to lose a friend. As the old saying goes, "there
are three sides to any argument: your side, my side and the right side."
I'll start off with
some patriotic essays and pieces from some of our most famous patriots
and artists. That is, providin' some lawyer don't stomp on my tail.
are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The
few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee
on the electric fence for themselves.”
America, Why I Love Her
always been a big John Wayne fan. I’ve
watched all his movies (his westerns are the best), many more than once.
He personified American values and patriotic pride. In this patriotic
essay, John Wayne recites a beautiful poetic piece written by another
actor, and poet, John Mitchum. John Mitchum is the younger brother of
Robert Mitchum. In his youth, with his brother, Robert,
he traveled across America as a hobo and these adventures may be where
his inspiration for this piece came from. You may better remember John
Mitchum as Clint Eastwood's sidekick Detective DeGeorgio in the Dirty
Harry film series, and again in The Outlaw Josey Wales. He co-starred
with John Wayne in Chisum and El Dorado, and I believe he was also in
the TV series F-Troop.
This first patriotic
essay is called “America”, and is from the album "America,
Why I Love Her", which can be purchased from Amazon.com and other music
outlets (if you like this piece, please support the artists by purchasing
This is one of my favorites and I hope
my rendition does it justice. Double-click
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taxes have made more liars out of the American people than golf.”