My Dear, Sweet Momma’s Theme Song

It has been ten years ago this day that my dear, sweet Momma went to her Heavenly reward.

Unlike five years ago, this sad anniversary didn’t ambush me.

Love you Momma.

NCAA Rushing Record Broken: The Perine Effect

I mentioned young Samaje(Sa-mah-jay) Perine(Pee-rhine) this past summer as the OU Sooners were preparing for the 2014 season.

He’s big for a RB at 5’11” and 245lbs, and also has excellent speed in the 4.4 to 4.5 forty yard dash range.

Not many had heard of the young man before his breakout game at WVU. He had offers from every D-1 school, but finally committed to OU over Bama during his Senior year of high school.

On Saturday November 22, 2014 in a driving rain at OU’s historic Owen field he set a new NCAA rushing record of 427 yards that I hope can last longer than the seven days the previous record stood.

Here are the records that he set on Saturday:
1. FBS Single-Game Rushing Record: previously held by Melvin Gordon, 408 yards
2. FBS Single-Game Rushing Record by a FRESHMAN: previously held by Marshall Faulk, 386 yards
3. Big 12 Single-Game Rushing Record: previously held by Troy Davis, 378 yards
4. University of Oklahoma Single-Game Rushing Record: previously held by Greg Pruitt, 294 yards
5. University of Oklahoma Rushing Touchdowns by a Freshman(19): previously held by Adrian Peterson, 15 TDs
6. University of Oklahoma Rushing Record In One Half: previously held by Adrian Peterson, 210 yards

It was truly an historic day, adding to the legacy of great RBs at OU, who now hold the single game rushing record in the NCAA(Perine), the NFL(Adrian Peterson) and the NFL RB with the most 100 yard games to start a season(Demarco Murray).

Congratulations to Perine, his blocking fullback Ripkowski and the entire offensive line for making this game historical.

**See also**
A fanstastic collection of photos from the day HERE.

How to detect government spyware

Human rights group Amnesty International released free software on Thursday that allows users to determine if their computers are bugged by government intelligence agencies.

The program, Detekt, was designed specifically for human rights activists and journalists, whose computers governments regularly target, Amnesty said.

“Governments are increasingly using dangerous and sophisticated technology that allows them to read activists and journalists’ private emails and remotely turn on their computer’s camera or microphone to secretly record their activities,” said Marek Marczynski of Amnesty International. ( source )

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Detekt is a free tool that scans your Windows computer for traces of known surveillance spyware used to target and monitor human rights defenders and journalists around the world.

If you suspect you are at risk of surveillance, learn how to use Detekt here.

 

Last week, Mitch McConnell said he intended to keep the NSA surveillance program in place.  Attempts by civil libertarians on both the right and the left have every reason to be skeptical of government claims that the program has too many built-in safeguards to be abused.

Sharyl Attkinson’s book paints a much different picture, however.  Especially with an Administration that is willing to use the levers of government to go after not only political enemies, but anyone who might paint them in an unfriendly light.

Mammas don’t let your babies grow up to be … bankers

Another dead banker. This one from Citi

 

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  • Police investigating the death of Citigroup banker Shawn D. Miller, 42
  • Body was found in the bathtub of his Financial District apartment Tuesday with a laceration to the throat
  • No signs of forced entry and no weapon found at the scene
  • Police suspect foul play
  • Surveillance footage shows Miller going into his apartment with a man on Monday night about 6.30pm 
  • The man then left alone 
  • Miller was the managing director of Citigroup’s environment and social risk management team
Too big to fail banking has failed in every sense of the word, except for the final one:  collapse.
The banking “industry” was most effective when it was both local and accountable.  Whether or not there is a direct connection between the spate of dead bankers, and the looming problems in the megabanks is something that we can only speculate.
Given some of the revelations of Hank Greenbergs’, lawsuit,  it does have the discernible odor of corruption.

NCAA Award Season Has Begun: OU Football

In the weekly Monday noon press conference, it was announced that Coach Bob Stoops and WR Sterling Shepherd have been awarded the Disney Sports Spirit Award. They will be the nineteenth recipients of the award which began in 1996.

The award will be presented at the 24th annual The Home Depot College Football Awards on ESPN, December 11.

For those not familiar with the Stoops/Shepherd story it is one that is heart warming, sad and uplifting, all at the same time.

There is an excellent video below that was shown on ESPN a few weeks back when Game Day was at Starkville that will be posted at the end of this piece. For a fuller story on these two award winners and why they were chosen, please click here.

Also, Sterling Shepherd is a semi-finalist for the Biletnikoff Award, which honors the nations top wide receiver.

The words in the song “Sooner born, Sooner bred and when I die I’ll be Sooner dead” have never rung more true.

Friday night before the Alabama game

My expectations for the State-Alabama game Saturday ….

We go a-ridin’ into town, a-whompin’ and a-whumpin’ every livin’ thing that moves within an inch of its life. Except the women folks, of course.

You spare the women?

Naw, we rape the shit out of them at the Number Six Dance later on.

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State 38, Bama 17.

Grand Jury Decision On Officer Wilson Due Today

I spoke with a lady a few days ago who is from St. Louis and her husband is a judge. The folks in the St. Louis area are expecting the worst sometime after 4p.m. Central today, as no one (other than Michael Brown supporters and race baiters) believes that Officer Wilson acted improperly.

I wish those good folks in that area the best after the announcement.

I also wish the best for decent citizens across the country as those who are motivated to violence take advantage of the situation to act out.

For a brief primer on how we have reached this point Ben Shapiro sums it up nicely.

For those who can, arm yourselves. For those who can’t/won’t, don’t run to those who can/will.

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