So many scandals, so little time

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IBD has captured 10 of Obama’s scandals in this cartoon, but what about these?

The AP wiretapping, targeting James Rosen of Fox News, Seal Team 6, NSA wiretapping program, The Porkulus wasteful spending, and dozens of subsequent bankruptcies, Drawing Red Lines about Syria’s use of chemical weapons, then saying he didn’t say that.

I could go on, the the fact is, there are so many that we have forgotten about.  Not because they weren’t serious missteps or breeches of the public trust, but because there are just too damn many to keep up with.

The Latest Scandal™ is the continuing mishandling of the Ebola problem.  The consequences may be too horrible to contemplate.  Several of the Prepper websites that I scan have stated that this may be your last opportunity to get your plan and your preparations in order.

Hope for the best.  Prepare for the worst.  In Obamaworld, definitely prepare for the worst.

Wonders Never Cease! SCOTUS Upholds Texas Voter ID Law

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What a pleasant pre-college football Saturday this has turned out to be.

In an unsigned 6-3 decision, the SCOTUS has “ordered” that the voter ID law be allowed…for now.

For an extensive explanation of the order and the future standing of the ID law is HERE.

I have no idea how the ID law will fare in further court actions, as the federal judge(appointed by President Obola) is determined to prove the law is unconstitutional, which the SCOTUS did not address in this order.

In any event, it is a happy day knowing that for at least this federal election(early voting in Texas starts Monday the 20th) voters that make an appearance at polling stations will have to identify themselves. This gives legal voters more certainty and confidence that their vote actually means something.

At least for this election, the race-baiters and other libturds that would weaken the election process are pushed back.

Cronyism Kills

Remember 2009?

The Obama regime promised a miracle economic recovery if only Congress would pass their mammoth economic stimulus bill.  Shovel-ready jobs.  Green, renewable energy.  Smart Policies.  Yada, yada, yada.

ebola=nurseThis occurred to me as I saw some of the new Democrat ads blaming the GOP for Ebola.  “Cuts Kill,” or something.

Some $80 BILLION in the stimulus package was devoted to green energy, much of which was directed to campaign donors and other friends of the regime.

In short order, many of those same companies began to fail.  As Ashe Schow notes:

So far, 34 companies that were offered federal support from taxpayers are faltering — either having gone bankrupt or laying off workers or heading for bankruptcy.

 

If you’re keeping score:  almost $8 Billion of the 2009 Obama stimulus bill went to campaign friendly green energy companies which are either failing, or in bankruptcy.

That’s enough to fund the CDC entirely for 15 months.

Cut’s Kill, my ass.

 

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NCAA Football: Beat The Hell OUt of Texsa

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This rivalry began in 1900 and today’s 109th meeting will mark the 86th consecutive game played in Dallas…at the Cotton Bowl…in the middle of the State Fair.

Rankings and records don’t matter much, it’s like a Bowl game in the middle of the season.

Former Sooner Gabe Ikard(last year’s NCAA football Academic All-American of the year) penned a wonderful article about what this annual grudge match means, it’s a good read from a player’s perspective.

Everyone must realize how rare of an opportunity it is to be able to wear SOONERS across your chest against Texas. It takes someone a lot more intelligent than me to figure out the odds of a guy playing in the Red River Showdown. I feel extremely blessed to have been able to play in four of them. There is no feeling like it. Unfortunately for the fans, it is nearly impossible to describe the feeling of coming out of that tunnel. The best way I can describe the feeling is to tell you to imagine having to work extremely hard to watch the movie scene that gives you Goosebumps every time you see it and then add 90,000 passionate screaming fans in the mix. For me, that’s like putting in serious work to watch the hospital scene in Remember the Titans when Julius Campbell and Gerry Bertier exchange the “left side, strong side” while a stadium is yelling at me. So if the “you had me at hello” scene in Jerry Maguire gets you or Russell Crowe’s speech to the emperor in Gladiator tickles your fancy, imagine working as hard as you can to get to that point and then add all the yelling people.

The following video is the “tunnel experience” for OU, with Ikard(#64) as one of the captains in the 2012 game. I recommend a full screen and high volume.

The Sooners are coming off of a disappointing loss last week and in Coach Stoop’s previous 15 seasons OU has lost back to back games only once. In addition, the inexplicable loss to Texsa last year still rankles the returning players from that squad. Bragging Rights matter in this game, especially when it comes to recruiting and OU being the home team this year will have approximately 25 recruits from the 2015-2017 clases attending as OU guests.

I will close with one of my favorite quotes from an OU all-time great Brian Bosworth(home town Irving, Texas):

Burnt orange makes me puke.

*Post script* If you don’t understand the “Texsa” spelling, click HERE.

OU Football: We Call Him…Moneycutt

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His proper name is Michael Hunnicutt, but the former walk-on kicker and now R-Sr. is the all-time scoring leader for OU, surpassing Demarco Murray’s career points total of 390 points with the kick in the above photo. Moneycutt now has 392 points for his career, with at least nine more games to be played.

While most football fans would prefer their kicker only appear for the point after, too often a games outcome is determined by this seldom used player. Each weekend there are games decided by the failure or success of team’s field goal kickers.

Moneycutt became the OU starting kicker his R-Fr year after the third game of the season at Florida St. when OU was ranked #1. This kick is what propelled Moneycutt into the kicker’s job and he has been excellent since.

Since that kick Moneycutt has been the man, averaging 85.8% field goals made in that time. His stat sheet can be found here.

For us Sooner fans we will be pulling for him to break the FBS record for most points by a kicker(FBS: 459 – Dustin Hopkins, Florida State, 2009–12) and/or most points in a career(FBS: 500 – Montee Ball, Wisconsin, 2009–12). Based on his totals for the past three years I think he has a real shot at breaking the kicker’s record.

In any event, Moneycutt is non-plussed about all of this, he alread has his B.A. and is working on his masters in Administrative Leadership.

He is a proud life-long Sooner and now a Sooner all-time Great.

He also has a great sense of humor.
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Happy Birthday Stevie Ray

It’s a cool, rainy day in Mississippi.

 

Big storm front came in last night.  Bet it was flooding in Texas.

 

 

17 years ago

luke woodhamIt had slipped my mind until I saw my cousin’s FB post:

Praying for the memories etched in our hearts and minds 17 years ago at Pearl High School……..PRAISING GOD  for the 17 years since then….

Her son was wounded by a ricochet that morning.  But for the Grace of God, this would have turned out much differently for our family.  But, he recovered fully, and is leading a life that makes us proud.  Father of two.  Recent Master’s degree from MIT.  Born again christian.  Yep, he turned out all right.  Part of God’s grace that morning in Pearl was revealed in the actions of Vice-principal Joel Myrick.  I am re-blogging his story today.


THEY DON’T TALK MUCH ABOUT JOEL MYRICK

On October 1, 1997 at Pearl High School in Pearl, MS, 16-year-old Luke Woodham  killed two students and injured seven others. Before the shooting at began, Woodham stabbed his mother to death in their home as she was about to begin her morning jog.  The shootings shocked the country.  It was said many times, if this can happen in Pearl, it can happen anywhere.  Unfortunately, over the years, this statement has proven to be true.

The shootings at Pearl High School was the first of the modern-day rash of school shootings.

But it could have been much worse.  But for the actions of vice-principal Joel Myrick, and the grace of God, it would have been.

The moment Joel Myrick heard shots, he ran to his pickup truck, removed his Colt .45 from its case, removed ammo from another case, loaded his gun and went looking for the killer. He could have confronted Woodham much sooner, but for the fact that Federal law prohibits anyone but a police officer from having a gun in or near a school.  “I’ve always kept a gun in the truck just in case something like this ever happened,” said Myrick.

By the time he confronted the Woodham, 2 students were murdered, and 7 others were wounded.   Woodham was trying to make his get-away to the nearby Middle School to continue the carnage.  Woodham’s lever-action 30-30 is an effective deer rifle.  But it takes time to chamber each round, point, aim and fire.  Precious time.  Time that Joel Myrick could have used to stop the shootings, but for gun laws.

Myrick foiled Woodham’s plan. He saw the killer fleeing and positioned himself. Woodham, seeing the gun pointed at his head, crashed the car. Myrick approached the killer and confronted him. “Here was this monster killing kids in my school, and the minute I put a gun to his head he was a kid again,” Myrick said.

Myrick’s actions stopped the shootings and saved lives.  But the MSM doesn’t talk much about him, do they?  President Obama says it’s time to have some gun control talk.  Well, OK.  Let’s just remember to talk about Joel Myrick.

see also:  <a href=”http://lubbockonline.com/news/101297/LA0540.htm”>Lubbock online</a>;
<a href=”http://www.davekopel.com/2a/othwr/principal&amp;gun.htm”>A Principal and his gun</a>; <a href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pearl_High_School_shooting”>Wikipedia</a&gt;.

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