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Archive for the month “September, 2017”

RESPECT OUR FLAG AND COUNTRY !!!!!

Holler all you want! But, to kneel during our “National Anthem” is disrespectful of the flag and of our country.  The President was perfectly on point by calling out these cowards.  Most of these players do not have the “guts” to enlist and serve their country.  A few, like Villareal of the Steelers, did and do and for this I say “thank you”.  These over-paid cry babies know nothing of the real world and the hardship of making a living.  They have been coddled their entire life, beginning in high school, simply because they played football or basketball well. They were given a chance at education which most rejected.  They seldom went to class and now they are coddled again as so-called “professionals”. Maybe, just maybe, one out of a hundred of these “liberal bastages” could make a living outside of the sports arena. Call me racist if it makes you feel good; but, this has nothing to do with race–it is all about patriotism.  Although, if you look at the pictures of the “kneelers”, they are mostly blacks.  Pictures don’t lie.

If they are such “upstanding citizens”, let’s review their arrest records.  They are a bunch of “coddled thugs”.  They started showing the “rap sheets” of the NFL players on TV the other night and after about a minute they quit and were not but in the middle of the list. Like I said, “coddled thugs”.  I’m 72 years old and the only thing on my record is a speeding ticket for running 75 in a 65.  This does not mean I wasn’t a problem; but, it shows that when the police arrived I had enough “COMMON SENSE” to not call them “pigs in a blanket” and to be respectful and use the term “yes sir and no sir”.  These people are being paid hundreds of thousands and some millions of dollars to play a game and then do not have enough sense to keep their mouths shut.  If attendance falls and it hits them in the pocketbook, they have only themselves to blame.

The owners should have a meeting and explain the situation to these “dummies” and insist that they stand quietly then go about playing the game.  The fans have come to a game, not a political rally.  They do not want to have the controversy as they simply want to be entertained.  If these “thugs” worked for me, they would adhere to the rules I set forth in my company or they would be on the outside looking in.  The owners should make it clear to the players that they work for the owner and it is he that calls the shots. So, some of this nonsense is the owner’s fault.  The owners need to “grow a pair” and tell the players how it really is out in the business world.

I, for one, am sick of this crap and will never attend a game of the NFL or NBA.  In fact, I have even stopped watching on TV; so, advertisers take note.  If you ad people want to reach me, then you will or can stop putting ads on during the games.  I’ll take my dollars and give it to the “veterans groups”.  I’ll donate to help the people who helped afford me my freedoms; and, not anything that might help these “coddled thugs”.  If they insist on “kneeling”, why not visit one of the veterans hospitals and “kneel and say thank you to a vet”. After all, without their sacrifice, you would not have the freedoms afforded you in this great country.  You know, it only makes “COMMON SENSE” to do so.

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ROCKPORT, TEXAS GROUND ZERO, FORGOTTEN!!!!!

Well, here we are and several weeks have passed since Harvey came ashore at Rockport, Texas–which was ground zero.  We happen to have a  house 1 block from the beach, about 150 yards, and the eye of the storm passed over our house.  We were more than “blessed” as we had almost no damage as compared to the rest of the town.  The town is a mess from one end to the other.  It is so strange as one house is fine, so to speak, while the house next door is a complete loss.  Three blocks south of us was the apartment house that was destroyed and shown on the news and three blocks north of us was the laundry mat which was destroyed and also shown on the news reports.

Because of the horrible flooding in Houston the news has forgotten Rockport; but, the need for help is still all over town.  There are no restaurants open because of the damage and because the worker’s homes were totaled and they have vanished from the town.  My wife and I are believers and we prayed hard and our home was spared.  I told the owners of the houses around me that they owed me “protection money” because when “HE” looked down at the Google map and put his finger on my house his finger also touched their houses as well so we all came away clean. All the houses around me suffered little to no damage. A miracle because we were at “ground zero”.

Because of our good fortune, my wife and I decided to use the moneys we would have spent on repairs and “pay it forward” to help others not so fortunate.  We decided to furnish hot meals to the residents and boy were they appreciative. They said, although very grateful, that they were sick of hot dogs, sandwiches and the like.  We are feeding home cooked meals, chips, cornbread, garlic bread, cold drinks and desert.  It is not fancy. But, they have a table to sit at and enjoy a hot meal.  Believe me when I tell you that some have been emotional. It has been a wonderful experience for us as well.

On our first trip down, we ran into a lady at the truck stop in Blanco while we were gassing up and she asked if we were “coming or going.  I told her going and she asked me to wait just a minute and returned from her vehicle and handed me $100.00 bill for gas.  I failed to get her name and I hope she sees this as we used the money to directly feed the folks.  No wasted administration fee or such.  From her hand to the mouths of those in need.  Alamo Racing Canines, a San Antonio/Hill Country Flyball Team, has made a nice donation. We have had others help in our venture, but ask that we not publish their names.

We are planning on another trip this next week where we assume to feed about 70 people.  We have fed about that number each week.  First week was “hot pulled pork”, then “Cajun beans/rice/cornbread and this week’s treat will be “pork stew/rice with bread or rolls.  Yum, yum, come and get you some.  The song writer in me just snuck out of me.  Rhyme, rhyme, all the time.

If you feel like helping out, find those whom are still helping and help them provide the help that is still so badly needed.

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