Friday, October 9, 2009

It was the worst of times, it was the best of times.

If I remember right, it was Charles Dickens in A Tale of two Cities who wrote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”. After watching the game last night I have to agree. It was the worst of times, it was the best of time.

Nebraska played three quarters of the “worst of times” as far as offensive football that I have seen for some time. I feel sorry for those fans that gave up after the third quarter and turned the TV off. They missed the “best of times” and the best offense of the game. It was as if someone flipped a switch or replaced the whole offensive team. WOW!!

I think that it is time for Bo to hand out the Blackshirts. The defense earned them last night. They never gave up and kept the team in the game even when the offense was just spinning it’s wheels. The in the forth quarter when they should have been dead tired, they kicked it up a notch making plays that lead to two short field touchdowns.


Sunday, September 27, 2009

Football Fever

Last week, Nebraska barely loss to a very good VT team that beam Miami easily this week.

There are those that say Nebraska was cheated out of a touchdown when the receive had first his left foot and then his ring foot down in the end zone only to lose the ball when he fell out of the end zone. I thought that the ground couldn't cause a fumble. Maybe they ruled that he didn't have control but the review from the side shows that he had it in both hands and was in control.

Either way, a crushing victory over a SunBelt team wasn't enough to bring the Huskers up in the polls even though a team that they outplayed the week before thrashed Miami.

All in all, the Huskers have an improved defense this year. The real season starts with the next game against Missouri, a team that trashed thenm last year. So far in the Big Twelve North, Missouri and Kansas are both 4-0 and should be rated when Nebraska plays them. A victory or either team will show improvement. A victory over both would be sweet.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


It's been a while since I've posted so just wanted to do a quick update. Fall begins a new season in our home with a lot of activities. We have started back up in our small groups and continue meeting weekly as marriage mentors. The weather is starting to cool here which means getting outside more. Hiking, biking and enjoying nature will consume more and more of the weekends. Throw in the normal work week, growing grandkids and now it's football season and the days fly by.

I have found that since I'm not here as much my attitude seems better. I still pay attention to what's going on but in the big scheme of things my wife, kids, grandkids , friends and my God are way more important. We can all vent to each other but that's all we're doing. If I really want to change the world I need to start in my own backyard. I need to live my life as an example for others to see and to wonder why I have such a great attitude in times of trouble. When it comes down to it there is only so much I can do in the macro but much I can do in the micro. Not everyone will agree but we can tell a lot about a person by where they spend their time and money. None of us know how long we have on this planet so for me I'll spend the rest of my days trying to make a difference by changing what I can rather than bitching about what I can't.

So I'm signing out. It's been fun but life is too short to gripe over the ridiculous antics of a bunch of people in D.C. I know my future and will do my best to lead those around me to the same ending. So I'll leave it in God's hands and follow His priorities. I'll pray for the future but live in the present. You all enjoy life, I know I will.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Soylent Green anyone?

( – Cass Sunstein, President Barack Obama’s nominee to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), has advocated a policy under which the government would "presume" someone has consented to having his or her organs removed for transplantation into someone else when they die unless that person has explicitly indicated that his or her organs should not be taken.

This goes to the philosophy that people are subjects and property of the state and not free citizens. It seems that some not only want to tell you how to live your life, they want to tell you what will happen to you body once you die. We already have the right to donate organs even if our love ones objects. Some in government want to take our organs just because we forgot to object when we were alive.

I wouldn’t want to be young and healthy and be a perfect match to someone rich and powerful who needed a transplant. Won’t a national healthcare registry be helpful when they go organ shopping. I’m just kidding.

By the way, will there be a box to mark saying that you don’t want to be made into Soylent Green?

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Shame on them

Is it time to sit down and write an angry email to the head of the Associated Press? Read on and then you decide.

USMC Lance Cpl. Joshua Bernard lay mortally wounded by a rocket-propelled grenade attack. He was bleeding to death through his severed leg. The embedded A.P. photographer thought it appropriate to take his picture.

The A.P. decided to splash the photo in newspapers across the nation to show the horrors of war even thought the Secretary of State Gates and the Joshua’s father begged them not to.
Where is the respect for the fallen hero’s? Where is the concern for the family’s loss? What ever happened to common decency?

With a simple email to reading "Bernard photo-Shame on you", you can send a message that this is not acceptable.

If you agree, forward this after sending your email. Maybe if they receive a couple of hundred emails they might think twice the next time.

Not #1 in the nation as of now.

My son-in-law, the husband of my youngest daughter, purchased all three pay-per-view Big Red games. Then he invited me over for supper and the game. He's really building up points. Two things I really like if free food and football.

If you didn't get to see the game, you missed a good one. Nebraska may not be a #1 in the nation team yet but they appeared to be better than last year's team that went 9-3. There is room for improvement and they will need a good game next week to get in shape for VT. I believe that there is a good chance that they will beat one or maybe two of the teams that they aren't suppose to this year.

There were plenty of young talent in the game on both sides of the ball. Kody Green has a set of wheels that just don't stop. "Superman" Burkhead looks to be the next great back after Helu. I think that they will be a powerful tandem this year if they continue to improve.

The young defensive backs showed a lot of promise. We had three take aways that could easily been five but for a penalty and a dropped interception. That puts us at plus two for the year and game. I believe that we finished -11 last year. I think I saw a stat that said that we were -35 for the past five years. It's hard to win games with those kinds of turnover stats.

I don't know if we will move up in the rankings as the teams that lost might just drop down but remain above us.


Saturday, September 5, 2009

Boise State - Oregon Football Fight

I am a Nebraska football fan. I enjoy watching other college football games. I will even watch some professional football now and again. I am neither an Oregon or Boise State fan.

Last night as I was watching the Oregon-Boise State game I believe the announcer said or maybe I read the Oregon's running back's comments about beating Boise State. When I saw how the game was going I told my wife that players should never give the other teams quotes of inspiration.

As I read accounts of what happened, I wondered if suspension for the rest of the season was warranted. Doesn't the NCAA have a one or two game suspension for fighting? Should the fact that the Oregon player got in a lucky punch bring on the death penalty? I will leave that to smarter minds than mine to resolve.

My question to you is what penalty will be given the Boise State player? Wasn't he in the other players face, screaming who knows what and didn't he tap-hit him on the shoulder pads? This in no way justifies a punch in the chops but come on.

When I was young and played sports, we were taught two things. It's important to accept defeat and learn to be a good loser. We were also taught to be graceful winners. There is no excuse for the punch. There is no excuse for the "in your face" taunting by the winning player.

So punish the player that threw the fist. But also punish the player who got in his face. Maybe next time, when some player gets exciting about winning, He will keep his actions to getting in the face of his fellow team members and celebrating. That's good sportsmanship.

What do you think?

Friday, September 4, 2009

Obama's advisers comments

We were told that race relations would be healed if/when we voted in a black President. Obama was the great healer and he and his followers would cleanse the U.S. of its bigoted past.

First we had the Rev. Wright and then AG Holder and now Van Jones. Jones is an administration official who signed a petition in 2004 suggesting the White House allowed the 9/11 attacks to occur. He has also said only suburban white kids shoot up schools (like Columbine) and does an imitation of George W on crack caught on tape.

Imagine if someone said only blacks deal drugs and did an imitation of Sharpton or the Rev Jackson drunk.

I thought only whites were racist. I guess this is what hope and change is.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Must See TV

This isn't some right wing wacko. This is the main stream TV network. People need to wake up before it's too late.

There's no need to explain what he's talking about. It should be obvious to the reader.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Mandatory Circumcision?

"In an effort to reduce the spread of HIV, public health officials are considering the promotion of “universal circumcision” for all baby boys born in the United States."

If this becomes mandatory (like shots before entering school) I have some real problems with it. First, I don't believe the spread of HIV is an epidemic in the U.S. and 90% of cases are preventable. That's like the drug for girls that reduces the incidence of cervical cancer. That is a cancer that can be greatly reduced by not having sex with multiple partners. So we are giving drugs and surgery in place of teaching morals. Second, I don't want the government mandating to us what we have to do to stay healthy. Are we going to require cholesterol drugs for everyone so they can eat fast food? How about toupee's for those follically challenged so they don't get too much sun on the dome and get skin cancer. On second thought maybe we should all be required to live like the boy in the bubble so we never have an illness.

Another funny aspect to this is, many of these officials that know what's good for us are the same ones that think God should have no place in society. Do they realize that circumcision was done as a covenant between God and His people? Maybe the ACLU should file a lawsuit. This looks like it's promoting Christianity!

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Heard this pardoy on Rush today and it cracked me up. I actually blasted it out my window when I saw the van with the Obama stickers next to me! Now, I don't think the healthcare fight is over, but this is too good!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Remember the Killdeer bird.

What lesson can it teach us about politics?

Friday, August 14, 2009

Who caused the problem?

This video clearly shows that George Bush warned Congress starting in 2001, that this economic crisis was coming, if something was not done. But Congress refused to listen, along with the arrogant Congressman, Barney Frank.

This video says it all. The liberal media reportedly did not want this video on You Tube; it was taken off. This link is of the same video, but is routed through Canada .

Everyone in America needs to see this before it is yanked off the Internet again! Let's see how far we can spread it before it's pulled it off the Canadian site.

Without video and audio recording you can re-write history once those who remember what happened forget or die.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Who was Barbara Wagner?

My kids always hated it when I got up on my soapbox and started ranting and raving about this or that issue. I spoke against doctor assisted suicide long before the state of Oregon passed a law permitting. I said that Dr Death (Korvorkian) was just a preview of what was to come. They said that I was crazy and it couldn’t happen in America. After all, this was 20th century in America not Germany, Russia, Cambodia, Sudan or China. These other mentioned countries when trough mass genocide and killings of their own citizens. That couldn’t happen here.

The 64-year-old Oregon woman, whose lung cancer had been in remission, learned the disease had returned and would likely kill her. Her last hope was a $4,000-a-month drug that her doctor prescribed for her, but the insurance company refused to pay.

What the Oregon Health Plan did agree to cover, however, were drugs for a physician-assisted death. Those drugs would cost about $50. (ABC News story August 2008)

This woman was cast aside by the state run medical coverage and left with the option to die in pain or by doctor assisted suicide. No help came from the government charged with protecting and caring for the weakest of the people. The odd part is that help did come. It came not from some bleeding heart liberal organization but from an EVIL pharmaceutical company.

The point is that it is happening in America. It will be slow at first but it will pick up as doctors become scarce and money even scarcer. If National Health Care takes over treatment will be rationed according to whom the "medical board" deems the best fit for the treatment. Parents will be pressured to accept the option of doctor-assisted death or living in pain and being a burden on society and their families. No one over fifty wants to think about not being able to support himself or herself and having to go live with one of their children.

Barbara Wegner’s story is just one of many that you will be hearing about as time goes by if the health care bill is passed. One day it could be this Groughy Old Man’s story that you read about. Or, maybe it will be your mother or father’s story that you have to live with.

Friday, August 7, 2009

The Whitehouse wants to silence critics of their plans that they say are putting out false information. I suggest everyone who is against the policies of this administration send Obama emails stating the facts of why these policies are wrong. Give them the "false info" they are talking about such as the audio of Obama saying he was for a single payer system and now saying he never said it.

Where were these concerns when W was blasted about being a drunk and druggie or how he let NO residents drown because they were black or the twin towers was an inside job? Flood the servers!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

No wonder I never liked Notre Dame

I grew up a ND hater (maybe that's too strong, how about a disliker). I'm not sure why. Maybe my dad instilled it in me, I don't know. But I finally figured it out! Lou Holtz is thinking about running for Congress and he will run as a Democrat. Nuff said.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

What doesn't Obama understand?

Maybe someone has posted this before, if so, I'm sorry for bringing this up again.

We're hearing about the housing market turning around and the credit is being given to the $8,000 tax credit for first time home buyers (tax incentive).

We're hearing about the auto industry having their best month in a couple of years and the credit is being given to the "cash for clunkers" program (incentive).

Our economy has yet to turn around (although listening to the state controlled media, you'd think we were fine) but what is the governments increases. What? From the previous two examples that the current government has put forward, aren't tax incentives/tax cuts the way to go?

If you want people to being spending and businesses to start to hire again, why not give them incentive to do so? It's amazing to me, the administration plays up how much they've helped the housing and auto industry, but they can't get it through their think liberal skulls that if they applied that theory to the rest of the market, everything would turn's worked in the past! say there isn't enough opposition on this blog (I agree, I'd love to have more) but here is your chance. Tell me how I'm wrong.

Is this the meaning of irony?

AP KHARTOUM, Sudan – Sudanese police fired tear gas and beat women protesting at the trial Tuesday of a female journalist who faces a flogging for wearing trousers in public.

A court in the NorthWest rules that people can be nude in public at the park. They don't have to wear trousers.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

You have to believe.

Just a few short seasons ago you would have thought that Big Red was Dead. This year they are picked to win the North division of the Big 12 conference.

I predicted that they would go 8-3 last year before the season kicked off. Now I'm predicting that they will win another National Championship before I die.

I need to add a caveat to that. That's provided that Obama care doesn't get passed. Ig
f it does, then all prediction are off. I could end up with "end of life" instructions before my time.:-)

Even a broken clock is right twice a day

AP Iran state TV confirms arrest of 3 Americans

"The Iranians said they have arrested them because they entered their land without legal permission,"

Well? Maybe they don't consider it to be a merely a civil offense.

Friday, July 31, 2009

The Hills 50 most beautiful

The Hill posted the 50 most beautiful people who work on Capitol Hill. I only looked at the top 10 but there was only 1 Republican. I can live with that, maybe Republicans are uglier. But when 70 year old Maxine Waters is #5 I have to think that someone is stuffing the ballot box.