Date night with my lovely wife this weekend consisted of a portable generator and some speakers, my iPod, and a nice blanket upon which to watch the sun go down and the stars come up. Fantastic. There were some pretty neat clouds on the horizon too, but I put the camera away after snapping this shot. After all, it was date night.
Today's the day I get to read about my wife. For those of you who may not know, the book of Proverbs in the Bible has 31 chapters. That means daily Bible reading includes a chapter of Proverbs every day. On months with 31 days, I get to read chapter 31, which is all about the virtuous woman. My lovely bride fits the descriptions therein to the letter. I'm abundantly blessed.
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I was out shooting some beautiful HD video today and had my camera bag along. Naturally I took the opportunity to grab my 47,000th photo through my trusty Canon. That way I could title this post after one of my favorite Thomas Dolby songs.
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I had the opportunity to break away for lunch today and pursue some photography. Thankfully Bismarck-Mandan has no shortage of fun places to do so. We also have plenty of water and a ton of geese, which turned out to be my subjects today. This particular bird was quite content to show off once he noticed I was interested in him, but he wasn't the only one!
Yes, his buddies wanted in on the action as well. This well-mannered trio was quite accommodating, letting me get really close with my telephoto lens. I sat on the rocks and snapped away while they struck a variety of poses right in front of me.
Sadly, my available lunch time went quickly. The birds settled into the water and floated away as I got up, and we parted ways as I hiked back to the truck. Hopefully the session was as entertaining for them as it was for me!
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North Dakota soldiers are facing enemies abroad. Earl Pomeroy doesn't even have the courage to face his constituents.
Tonight, while I was busy being husband and daddy, I missed the opportunity to call in to Earl Pomeroy's teleconference call. This call was supposed to take the place of a "town hall" meeting, something Democrats are deathly afraid of now that citizens are wise to their march toward socialism. The calls were screened, and apparently people such as SEIU union leaders and NDPeople.org liberals were given time to ask questions. These are the same people, by the way, that are organizing a fake, "astroturf" event in support of the Democrat's government takeover of healthcare...while accusing the Tea Party folks of being hired by the insurance companies.
With news reports documenting the tearful goodbyes of North Dakota soldiers (the largest National Guard force since the Korean war, according to this KX News article), Earl Pomeroy doesn't even have the courage to face his own constituents, whose will he wants to overrule in favor of Democrat party loyalty.
This shouldn't be a surprise; the main reason why I refer to Congressman Pomeroy as a coward is highlighted in this post. The House of Representatives had a non-binding resolution declaring that American soldiers will be victorious in the Global War on Terror. Pomeroy voted against this resolution in support of our soldiers in order to remain a loyal Democrat. Then, within a day, he showed up at the funeral of a North Dakota soldier and put on his "patriot face" for those of us standing with the Patriot Guard. How wickedly dishonest and hypocritical can a guy be? Just study Earl.
If you don't already know the details of that little encounter, please click here for the text of the bill. Apparently the one thing Earl Pomeroy does not want to face is the truth. While our soldiers are fighting in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kosovo, Earl Pomeroy hides behind a telephone and a call screener to avoid the citizens who he fails to represent.
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Note the date on the weather vane.
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