ROLL, TIDE, ROLL!
MUSINGS ABOUT FLORIDA FOOTBALL, LIFE ON THE NEW PLANTATION, GEOCACHING, A SOCIOPATH'S ATTEMPTS TO LIVE IN A WORLD HE DID NOT MAKE, UPDATES ON THE CRUSADE AGAINST ISLAMIC INFIDELS AND ANECDOTES FROM MY PAST... PROUD MEMBER OF THE VAST RIGHT WING CONSPIRACY FOR OVER 40 YEARS. AND NOW AS AN ADDED FEATURE--WATCHDOG OVER THE CORRUPT TREASONOUS OBAMA REGIME.
It is 9:13 a.m. and 33.3 degrees out. Patrick is on his afghan and Junior is behind me on his computer playing World of Warcraft.
Texas Really Mopped the stadium up with Arizona State last night-- Great Game for Colt McCoy--Long Horns hooked em with over 50 points!!!
Went caching with Buddaman in Logansport yesterday. Ate lunch at White House Hamburgers No. 1, an authentic diner with juke box selectors at the table and coffee cups with thick thick walls, you know the drill--Great Place and greasy and cheap, just like we like it. Only seating for about 25, and 8 parking spaces...
From the Inbox courtesy of USAF#1:
'Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach in '44 I couldn't find any Frenchmen to show it to.
The general shouted, 'Hey, don't put that stuff on me! My wife will think I've been in a whorehouse!' The sergeant turned to his barber and said, 'Go ahead and put it on me. My wife doesn't know what the inside of a whorehouse smells like.'
'Well,' snarled the tough old Navy chief to the bewildered seaman, 'I suppose after you get discharged from the Navy, you'll just be waiting for me to die so you can come and pee on my grave.' 'Not me, Chief!' the seaman replied. 'Once I get out of the Navy, I'm never going to stand in line again!'
The elderly American gentleman arrived in Paris by plane. At French Customs, he fumbled for his passport.
'You 'have been to France before, monsieur?' the customs officer asked sarcastically. The old gent admitted that he had been to France previously. 'Zen, you should know enough to 'have your passport ready for inspection.' The American said, 'The last time I was here, I didn't have to show it.' 'Impossible. You Americans always 'have to show your passports on arrival in France !' The American senior gave the Frenchman a long hard look. Then he quietly explained,
GO GATORS BEAT WOLVERINES!!!!
'Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach in '44 I couldn't find any Frenchmen to show it to.
go gators! Beat Michigan!!
It is 7:09 a.m. and Patrick is at my feet on his afghan, being a good dog, and Junior is at Friends'.bLOGGER IS NOT RESPONDING TO REQUESTS TO UPLOAD PICS, SO WILL TRY AGAIN LATER.
Senior guard Sarah Lowe stepped to the line with her shot at history.
The clock had 3 seconds left on it, and UF and LSU had already needed more than the 40 regulation minutes to decide a winner. The Gators trailed 78-77, and Lowe had just being fouled by Augustus. Two shots to earn probably the biggest win in program history? No problem.
On Senior Day, the Gators shocked the women's college basketball world by upending No. 2 LSU and National Player of the Year Seimone Augustus 79-78.
After the game Lowe sat silently in the postgame press conference blowing bluish-green bubbles.
“There was no doubt in my mind I was going to [make] it,” said Lowe, who had 17 points.” I just walked up there like it was just shooting a free throw in practice. I had to put myself in a different place and just not even worry about the score.”
Then, 10 days later, in what's the greatest regular season week in UF women's basketball history, the Gators shocked the world again at Tennessee 95-93 – in overtime yet again.
However, those close games didn't translate into the postseason as the fifth-seeded Gators were thrashed 83-59 by
FROM THE PATRIOT POST (EXCERPT):
...Of consequence is that George Washington was both a soldier and a farmer who, when he took the oath of the Presidency, rejected any royal tint or trappings for his office. He exhibited great humility during the American Revolution. Although some historians are not persuaded that the Continental Army's general was observed praying in snowy fields outside Fort Necessity, Rev. Nathaniel Randolph Snowden, writing shortly after the Revolutionary War, affirmed that he personally interviewed Isaac Potts of Valley Forge about his knowledge of General Washington's religious faith during the winter encampment there.
Rev. Snowden, who also met with Washington in person, quotes Potts: "I never believed that America [could] proceed against Great Britain whose fleets and armies covered the land and ocean, but something very extraordinary converted me to the Good Faith! ... Do you see that woods, and that plain. ... There laid the army of Washington. It was a most distressing time of ye war, and all were for giving up the Ship but that great and good man. In that woods pointing to a close in view, I heard a plaintive sound as, of a man at prayer. I tied my horse to a sapling and went quietly into the woods and to my astonishment I saw the great George Washington on his knees alone, with his sword on one side and his cocked hat on the other. He was at Prayer to the God of the Armies, beseeching to interpose with his Divine aid, as it was ye Crisis, and the cause of the country, of humanity and of the world. Such a prayer I never heard from the lips of man. I left him alone praying. I went home and told my wife. I saw a sight and heard today what I never saw or heard before, and just related to her what I had seen and heard and observed. We never thought a man [could] be a soldier and a Christian, but if there is one in the world, it is Washington. She also was astonished. We thought it was the cause of God, and America could prevail."
Washington had known glory and difficulty during late Decembers, leading the Continental Army in the Christmas Campaign successes of 1776 at Trenton and Princeton, then a year later taking his troops in retreat toward Valley Forge while leaving bloody footprints in the snow.
With our nation at war again this Christmas, we pray for victory, we pray for our Patriot Warriors, and we pray for their families. We pray especially for the families of our fallen Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen -- for those who gave their lives so that we might once again celebrate Christmas as a free people.
May God's peace and blessings be upon you and all those you hold dear.
Semper Vigilo, Fortis, Paratus, Fidelis et Gratus!
The Florida quarterback won AP Player of the Year honors Tuesday in a vote that was similar to the one that made him the first sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy.
Tebow received 31 of a possible 58 votes from AP poll voters. Arkansas running back Darren McFadden, the Heisman runner-up, received 19 votes, and Hawaii quarterback Colt Brennan was third with four votes.
Oregon quarterback Dennis Dixon received three votes and West Virginia quarterback Pat White received one vote.
Tebow became the first player in major college history to run for at least 20 touchdowns and throw 20 TD passes in the same season. He accounted for 51 touchdowns, including a Southeastern Conference record 22 rushing, and set a school record with 3,970 yards of total offense.
After helping the Gators win the national title as a part-time playing freshman last year, Tebow proved he could do it all in his first season as a starter.
He was the second-rated passer in the nation and completed 68% of his throws after being used almost exclusively as a short-yardage runner last year.
So she's a damned liar, trying to get sympathy for God-knows-what, and now she's outed as an asshole forever. She went on a morning show and apologized and then had the audacity to claim she had NOT INTENDED TO MISLEAD. What a pathetic tool.
So now she's been forced (not her idea) to give all the dough to a favored Hollywood Charity...
Somebody ought to kick her rotten mullet ass! She's probably too dumb to realize her disgrace...
“Democrats who supported a House resolution to honor Ramadan voted against a similar resolution to honor Christmas and Christianity... 18 Democrats voted ‘nay’ or ‘present’ on a resolution to ‘recognize the importance of Christmas and the Christian faith.’ An eagle-eyed Republican House staffer points out that those same members, with one exception, voted to ‘recognize the commencement of Ramadan,’ a Muslim religious observance in October. Nine Democrats voted against the Christmas resolution. They are: Rep. Gary Ackerman (N.Y.), Rep. Yvette Clarke (N.Y.), Rep. Diane DeGette (Colo.), Rep. Alcee Hastings (Fla.), Rep. Barbara Lee (Calif.), Rep. Jim McDermott (Wash.), Rep. Robert Scott (Va.), Rep. Pete Stark (Calif.) and Rep. Lynn Woolsey (Calif.). Another nine Democrats chose to vote ‘present.’ They are: Rep. Hon Conyers (Mich.), Rep. Barney Frank (Mass.), Rep. Rush Holt (N.Y.), Rep. Jan Schakowsky (Ill.), Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.), Rep. Peter Welch (Vt.) and Rep. John Yarmuth (Ky.) Each of them supported the Ramadan resolution except for Rep. Lee, who did not vote.” —Amanda Carpenter
NOW, SHOULD THERE BE ANY DOUBT ABOUT WHO ARE THE ANTI-CHRIST HEATHEN TRAITORS AMONGST US? DISGUSTING MORON DEMOCRATS SHOULD BE STONED!! SATAN LAUGHS FROM HIS PERCH IN HELL.... I SAY EXILE THESE BASTARDS TO THE DESERTS OF IRAN AND SEE HOW THEY LIKE IT!! PUKES...
Have a nice day.
The Gators' 6-0 win over Rollins is considered the first official game in school history.
Now, more than 100 years later it's safe to say starting a football program was a good idea. James Forsythe only coached the Gators for two more seasons, but UF never played more than eight games. Forsythe went
A. A billion seconds ago it was 1959.
B. A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.
C. A billion hours ago our ancestors were
living in the Stone Age.
D. A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.
E. A billion dollars ago was only 8 hours and
20 minutes, at the rate our government is spending it.
While this thought is still fresh in our brain, let's take a look at New Orleans It's amazing what you can learn with some simple division. .
Louisiana Senator, Mary Landrieu (D), is presently asking the Congress for $250 BILLION to rebuild New Orleans . Interesting number, what does it mean?
A. Well, if you are one of 484,674 residents of
New Orleans (every man, woman, child), you
each get $516,528.
B. Or, if you have one of the 188,251 homes in
New Orleans , your home gets $1,329,787.
C. Or, if you are a family of four, your family
Washington , D.C .. HELLO!!! ... Are all your calculators broken??
Consider all the many taxes we are liable for through a life-time....
Building Permit Tax
CDL License Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
Fishing License Tax
Food License Tax
Hunting License Tax
IRS Interest Charges (tax on top of tax),
IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax),
Marriage License Tax,
Real Estate Tax,
Service charge taxes,
Social Security Tax,
Road Usage Tax (Truckers),
Recreational Vehicle Tax,
State Income Tax,
State Unemployment Tax (SUTA),
Telephone Federal Excise Tax,
Telephone Federal Universal Service Fe e Tax,
Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Tax,
Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax,
Telephone Recurring and Non-recurring Charges Tax,
Telephone State and Local Tax,
Telephone Usage Charge Tax,
Vehicle License Registration Tax,
Vehicle Sales Tax,
Watercraft Registration Tax,
Well Permit Tax,
Workers Compensation Tax.
STILL THINK THIS IS FUNNY?
Not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago,
and our nation was the most prosperous in the world.
We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.
What happened? Can you spell 'politicians!'
And I still have to 'press
1' for English.
Adventure with Grandma
I remember my first Christmas adventure with Grandma. I was just a kid. I remember tearing across town on my bike to visit her on =he day my big sister dropped the bomb: "There is no Santa Claus," she jeered. =Even dummies know that!"
My Grandma was not the gushy kind, never had been. I fled to her that day because I knew she would be straight with me. I knew Grandma always told the truth, and I knew that the truth always went down a whole lot easier when swallowed with one of her world-famous cinnamon buns. I knew they were world-famous, because Grandma said so. It had to be true.
Grandma was home, and the buns were still warm. Between bites, I told her everything. She was ready for me. "No Santa Claus!" she snorted. "Ridiculous! Don't believe it. That rumor has been going around for years, and it makes me mad, plain mad. Now, put on your coat, and let's go."
"Go? Go where, Grandma?" I asked. I hadn't even finished my second world-famous, cinnamon bun. "Where" =urned out to be Kerby's General Store, the one store in town that had a little bit of just about everything. As we walked through its doors, Grandma handed me ten dollars. That was a bundle in those days. "Take this money," she said, "and buy something for someone who needs it. I'll wait for you in the car." Then she turned and walked out of Kerby's.
I was only eight years old. I'd often gone shopping with my mother, but never had I shopped for anything all by myself. The store seemed big and crowded, full of people scrambling to finish their Christmas shopping. For a few moments I just stood there, confused, clutching that ten- dollar bill, wondering what to buy, and who on earth to buy it =for.
I thought of everybody I knew: my family, my friends, my neighbors, the kids at school, the people who went to my church. I was just about thought out, when I suddenly thought of Bobby Decker. He was a kid with bad breath and messy hair, and he sat right behind me in Mrs.Pollock's grade-two class. Bobby Decker didn't have a coat. I knew that because he never went out for recess during the winter. His mother always wrote a note, telling the teacher that he had a cough, but all us kids knew that Bobby Decker didn't have a cough, and he didn't have a coat. I fingered the ten-dollar bill with growing excitement. I would buy Bobby Decker coat! I settled on a red corduroy one that had a hood to it. It looked real warm, and he would like that.
"Is this a Christmas present for someone?" the lady behind the counter asked kindly, as I laid my ten dollars down.
"Yes," I replied shyly. "It's .... for Bobby." The nice lady smiled at me. I didn't get any change, but she put the coat in a bag and wished me a Merry Christmas.
That evening, Grandma helped me wrap the coat in Christmas paper and ribbons (a little tag fell out of the coat, and grandma tucked it in her Bible) and wrote, "To Bobby, From Santa Claus" on it -- Grandma said that Santa always insisted on secrecy. Then she drove me over to Bobby Decker's house, explaining as we went that I was now and forever officially one of Santa's helpers.
Grandma parked down the street from Bobby's house, and she and I crept noiselessly and hid in the bushes by his front walk. When Grandma gave me a nudge.
"All right, Santa Claus," she whispered, get going." I took a deep breath, dashed for his front door, threw the =resent down on his step, pounded his doorbell and flew back to the safety of the Bushes and Grandma. Together we waited breathlessly in the darkness for the front Door to open. Finally it did, and there stood Bobby.
Fifty years haven't Dimmed the thrill of those moments spent shivering, beside my Grandma, in Bobby =Decker's bushes. That night, I realized that those awful rumors about Santa Claus were just what Grandma said they were: ridiculous. Santa was alive and well , and we were on his team.
I still have the Bible, with the tag tucked inside: $19.95.
He who has no Christmas in his heart will never find Christmas under a tree.
FROM THE INBOX COURTESY KAY:
Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio is at it again—and we’re cheering him on. His latest idea for punishment for driving under the influence involves a chain gang—clad in black and white striped pants and pink shirts that read “Sheriff D.U.I. Chain Gang” —cleaning the streets at a busy intersection. The shirts also read “Clean(ing) and Sober” on the back. Sheriff Joe’s D.U.I. convicts not only suffer this public shame, but their punishment also includes performing burials at an indigent cemetery where many victims of alcohol abuse are laid to rest. We’ll venture to say that few of these 15 prisoners take the car keys again when drunk—if they even drink again. We also doubt that Ted Kennedy will be visiting Maricopa County any time soon.
BECKY WAS ON TV YESTERDAY ON ONE OF THOSE ENTERTAINMENT SHOWS, A VIDEO CLIP OF HER SHOPPING AND ONE OF THE PAPS SAYS DRIVE CAREFULLY OR WORDS TO THAT EFFECT, i THINK HE SAID "SAFETY FIRST" AND SHE RESPONDS "ALWAYS" AND THEN THE SHOW GOES ON TO SHOW A PHOTO OF THE LITTLE KID SHE KILLED--i DON'T KNOW WHY THE PAPS WERE PHOTOGRAPHING HER OR WHY AMYBODY CARES AT THIS POINT, BUT HEY, MAYBE SHE'S GOT A NEW PART....
It is 6:46 a.m. and 36.2 degrees out. Patrick and Junior are asleep downstairs.
It is 32.o degrees out and Patrick and Junior are asleep downstairs. We went to the National Guard Armory and the Local High School Gym last night to participate in Going-away ceremonies for Delta Company, the local Unit that is being deployed to Iraq. One of the troopers is a good friend of Juniors. God Bless them and Guide Them and Bring them all back home to us safely. On a more somber note, from Mark, via the inbox:
WHEN TO START CUSSING