Thursday, October 14, 2010

University of Texas to retire Colt McCoy's Number 12

AUSTIN, Texas – Texas will retire the No. 12 worn by former quarterback Colt McCoy.

McCoy, who may get his first NFL start this week with the Cleveland Browns, won an NCAA record 45 games as a starter for the Longhorns from 2006-2009. He was a Heisman Trophy finalist in 2008 and last year led Texas to the Big 12 title and a berth in the national championship game.

This is marketing genius. Let's set the stage, Texas is out of the top 25 rankings for the first time since 2000. After their loss to Nebraska this weekend, they will have three loses for the first time since Mack Brown took over the helm.
We've got to do something to distract what's left of all the Longhorn fans?

Let's retire a jersey. But who? Colt McCoy almost won the Heisman lets retire his jersey. But wait Texas is going to retire the most popular quarterback number in the history of football. I wonder how many recruits this will cost them?

In all sincerity I wish Colt the best of luck this weekend. He's a good kid, all teasing aside.

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Update:
Jake Trotter on why OU will not retire jerseys.

Bob Stoops:
“We’ve got a long standing tradition here,” coach Bob Stoops said, referring to OU’s policy of not retiring numbers. “But here, we’ve got boatloads of guys, from Heisman Trophy winners to three- and four-time All-Americans. We wouldn’t be able to play. We wouldn’t have enough numbers.”
 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

When is, Enough, Enough?

You've all seen this story.
Tiffany Hartley says she and her husband were attacked by pirates on Falcon Lake on Sept. 30, while they were returning to the United States from Mexico on Jet Skis. Hartley was shot and presumably fell into the lake.
You've all seen the follow-up stories of Mexican officials saying she was lying, or that it didn't happen that way.

Today we have this...

Mexican Police Official Investigating Border Lake Shooting Found Dead, Missing Head
U.S. and Mexican authorities say a Mexican state police commander investigating the reported shooting of an American tourist on a border lake plagued by pirates has been killed -- and he reportedly was found decapitated.

Ruben Rios, spokesman for the Tamaulipas state prosecutor's office, says Commander Rolando Flores, the head of state investigators in the border city of Ciudad Miguel Aleman, was killed.

When do we say, "that is ENOUGH"?
When do the people of Mexico say, "that is enough!"

These Mexican gangs have turned into full fledged terrorist groups. America takes a dim view of terrorists. So why haven't we decided to do something about it? Is it because we are respecting the sovereignty of Mexico? When do we decide that this is a threat to the security of the United States and DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT?

We've been to Mexico to protect our borders and interests before. You didn't know that? Well we have, lots of times.

We chased Pancho Villa, yeah that Pancho Villa, back into Mexico when his gang of thugs posing as revolutionaries, attacked several cities in New Mexico and Texas. Read more here on Wikipedia.

The United States Marines have been in Mexico several times as well. We supported the Army in their Expeditions and we occupied the port city of Vera Cruz to protect our citizens and interests after atrocities were committed. They were some of the first of our so-called Banana Wars (Wikipedia).

So today we have drug cartels running rough-shod across the border to kill our citizens and our law enforcement agents. They terrorize the entire north half of their country and seemingly nothing can be done about it. There is a mayor murdered at least once each week. The entire city of Tijuana is off limits to U.S. Marine personnel due to the violence in that city.

When do we say, enough of this bullshit and do something. This will be a MAJOR part of the 2012 Presidential Campaign. I believe it will be in the top five of things that must be addressed by the next president. Economy, Jobs, Islamic Terrorists, Mexican Terrorists, and Health Care will dominate the next presidential election, mark my words.

I didn't even mention a parallel between the bootlegging gangsters of the 1930s and the laws that supported their funding streams. But you must consider that something along the same lines must be done to take the money away from these terrorists. Money they use to arm themselves, buy influence, and terrorize the populace.

For more on how the USA is part of the problem read this essay by John Hoyle, titled, From the Halls of Montezuma....From the website Just One Opinion.

Thanks for reading and don't support Mexican terrorists by trading or using illegal drugs. Do not support Mexico by spending you tourist dollars in their cities. When our money dries up, maybe they will do something about the problem.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Ohio GOP candidate defends Nazi re-enactments

First, stupid reporter person (ANN SANNER) and your editor, its a HISTORICAL RE-ENACTMENT, its not just a Nazi re-enactment, if both sides (axis and allied) are represented, it makes it a WORLD WAR II RE-ENACTMENT. People who dress as a character from history and demonstrate in first person are called LIVING HISTORIANS. They are PRESENTING a first person look at a character from HISTORY.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A Republican congressional candidate from Ohio, countering criticism from a House GOP leader, said Monday that he did nothing wrong by wearing a Nazi uniform while participating in World War II re-enactments.

Rich Iott told The Associated Press in an interview that he took part in the historical re-enactments to educate the public, and does not agree with the Nazis' views or their actions against Jews.

Asked whether it was wrong to wear a Nazi uniform, Iott said: "I don't see anything wrong about educating the public about events that happened. And that's the whole purpose of historical re-enacting."

The House Republicans' No. 2 leader, Eric Cantor of Virginia, on Sunday said he repudiates Iott's actions and would not support someone who would dress in Nazi attire. His remarks on "Fox News Sunday" came after Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, of Florida, cited Iott as an example of GOP candidates with extreme views.

"What Cantor did is exactly the illustration of why people are disgusted with politicians," Iott said. "He made comments and took a position that was good for him at the time, regardless of whether it was good for anyone else or good for the voters."

Elan Steinberg, you are an idiot.
Eric Cantor and Debbie Schultz, you are a narrow minded morons.
NO ONE in their right mind, would support someone who dressed as a Nazi IN REAL LIFE. This was a historical demonstration. If you don't know about historical reenacting you should spend more time in your own state's historical society.

Taking this approach, apparently anyone who dresses in the uniform of the South at a Civil War reenactment SUPPORTS SLAVERY!
Anyone dressing in a viking outfit supports RAPING AND PILLAGING.
Anyone who dresses in uniform of Custer's 7th Cavalry supports Native American GENOCIDE.

It is h-i-s-t-o-r-i-c-a-l reenacting.
Often times its not politically correct. Hell if done correctly its not politically correct.
That's sort of the point.
Engaging children today in educational settings is hard. Strike that, it is damn hard. Kids today don't know anything about history and if dressing up and portraying a historical character for educational reasons, teaches them something its a good thing.

Thank God most people can think for themselves and know what this is. Wait strike that, maybe people can't think for themselves in Virginia's 7th District and Florida's 20th District and that's the reason morons like Rep. Eric Cantor and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz get into office in the first place.

When you both lose in the coming election, don't stand in the unemployment line, its not for politicians.

Sorry about that rant. This kind of ignorance infuriates me, no matter what side of the isle it comes from.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me

Today is my birthday. There won't be any posts today. Enjoy my birthday today as much as you know I will be enjoying it.

Have a good week.

Squirrel Hijinks

ALEXANDRIA, Raleigh Avenue and N. Jordan Street, Sept. 29: A person called Animal Control about an injured squirrel on the sidewalk.

An Animal Control officer tried to examine the squirrel, but it jumped up and ran up a tree. The officer said the squirrel was probably not seriously injured. Another squirrel was spotted on the sidewalk nearby, and it did not move when the officer approached.

The squirrel was taken to the animal hospital and refused medical care. It was returned to the site of its injury. I wonder where the bill will be sent to?