Monday, January 30, 2012

Mike Tyson entering the WWE Hall of Fame, what a joke

I do not write very often about the current world of professional wrestling.  I will be honest, I am very fond of the “old” days of pro wrestling.  That does not mean there isn’t extremely talented workers out there doing their thing day end and day out.  For every one that makes it to the WWE there are several more on the independent level that should be and have the talent.  They harleyjust haven’t been given the opportunity.

But, with that being said, I think for the most part the “big time” has lost its focus.  After nine years in the ring as a professional wrestler, I feel that I have a right to my opinion.  What do I mean by losing its focus?  I think in a way they have watered it down.  The product is as extreme now as it has ever been, but I think it has also lost sight of the base it came from.  Maybe the market has changed and there isn’t the support to fill the houses with the old style.  That might be the case.images (2) images (3) images (4)

How has it been watered down?  I provide the induction class of 2012 to the WWE Hall of Fame.  One inductee stands out, Mike Tyson.  Really? Mike Tyson!  I know what difference does it make it IS the PRO WRESTLING hall of fame.  It does make difference.  It is what has been established by our profession to recognize the greatest that our sport has seen.  I think it is a great idea.  However, when Pete Rose, Drew Carey and now Mike Tyson are made members, I think it loses some of its steam.  Putting them in the WWE HoF is like putting someone in Cooperstown for throwing out the first pitch at a ball game.  It is ridiculous.

When you look at the past inductees, Harley Race, Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, Dusty Rhodes, Andre the Giant, Stone Cold and Abdullah the Butcher to name just a few, do these others deserve to be honored the same way?  Absolutely not.  I know to some this may seem like a ridiculous article and couldn’t care less.  That’s fine.  I just hate to see something that was such a big part of my life, something I spilled a ton of blood doing, resort to this.  Professional wrestling does enough to make a mockery out of itself with out putting convicted rapists in their Hall of Fame.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Another Candidate to be a Human Urinal

I am going to consider this an extension of the post that I recently did about the Marines peeing on the dead insurgents.  This upset a lot of people that our Marines were filmed doing such a thing.  What would put them in that mindset?  Don’t they realize they are just going to make the enemy hate us more?  The enemy will retaliate.  These are some of the things I heard about the Marines’ actions.

First off, they hate us because of who we are and what we stand for.  It would be impossible for them to hate us more than they already do.  It does not matter what we do, their hate meter is topped out.  The fear of their retaliation is the basis of what they want.  They want us to fear their retribution.  Here is a suggestion, look up the definition of terrorism.  This is how they operate.  We can not stick our heads in the sand and live in fear of what might happen if they get mad.  So, that brings an old phrase to mind, “piss on them”.  I guess that in a way is what these Marines did.

As far as why they would do that or what was their mindset.  I takes a different mindset to survive in the situations that our combatants are put in day in and day out.  With that, I bring you a picture of  Middle Eastern man.  How does this picture make you feel and what mind set does it give you?  I wonder if he is worried about offending us?  I wonder if his media rakes him over the coals for his attire?  Food for thought.

no good son of a bitch

Monday, January 23, 2012

Peeing Marines

I recently received this article from a friend of mine (thanks Gary).  I found it quite to be an interesting read. It is not politically marines-peeing-on-Talibancorrect by any means.  But, I must say I think the PC crap has really put us as a society in the situation we are in.  The article is about the Marines that were filmed peeing on the dead combatants.

I have heard some pretty strong opinions about this video from several people, including former Marines.  The opinions have been on each end of the spectrum. As a combat veteran I can say there are things that occur in a combat zone that are not pretty and they damn sure not politically correct.  People act different.  They do things they usually would not do.  I know a lot of veterans that are are probably glad and lucky that our wars were not fought in the age of instant media and the internet.

Now these Marines that were filmed purging their bladders were not the sharpest.  I am not judging them for peeing on enemy.  I never did it, I just didn’t think of it.  I did see things that would make people gasp.  The Marines that served with me, I could give you the names and the stories.  Where the lack of mental capacity came in was filming it!  You don’t put it on film and if you do don’t post it.  But that is the age we live in.  I don’t condemn them for the actions at all.  They should have been smarter.  Anyway here is the article, I think it is great.

 YOU PEE FOR ME, MARINE by Bob Lonsberry
You pee for us all, Marine.
This has to do with the video that popped up yesterday. It’s 40 seconds, and it shows four Marines standing above the bodies of some dead Taliban.
Peeing on them.
“Have a great day, buddy,” one of the Marines says to the corpse at his feet.
Let’s review.
America is at war with militant Islam. In Afghanistan, the Taliban is militant Islam. In Afghanistan, the Taliban gave refuge and support to Al Qaeda as it prepared the attacks of September 11. In Afghanistan, the Taliban works around the clock to put American servicemen in their graves.
The Taliban is the bad guys.
And the United States Marines are the good guys.
And this is much ado about nothing.
Because the brass are crapping their pants.
“This is egregious, disgusting behavior,” said Pentagon spokesman Capt. John Kirby. “It turned my stomach.” 
Kirby’s branch of the service is not listed, but I'm guessing it’s Girl Scouts. 
It turned his stomach? 
We are a nation at war. We've had thousands of Americans die. We've brought hundreds of thousands home with losses of limb and mind, and THIS turns his stomach?
That’s not exactly a warrior spirit. 
And it makes you wish that men like those urinating Marines were running this operation. 
But they are not. 
And they will be crucified. 
Because our military establishment specializes in throwing young GIs under the bus. Any number of desk jockeys and political generals are glad to backstab as many warriors as they can. In the White House and at the Pentagon, the god of political correctness is fed with the frequent sacrifice of young soldiers’ careers. 
You send people to war, but heaven help them if they act like it. Hamstrung by Marquis of Queensbury rules in a bar fight with savages, our GIs are attacked by enemy fighters on one side and government lawyers on the other. 
It’s a funny game where no one has their back. 
Except the American people. 
Which gets me back to my point. 
You pee for us all, Marine. 
That group of Camp Lejeune snipers is condemned by the political generals, but embraced by the American people. 
Because that’s what you get when you screw with the United States of America. You get a bullet through the brainpan, and we're going to line up to spit on the pieces. 
Unless we have a full bladder. 
And show the YouTube far and wide, as a warning to your pals. This is what it means to mess with America. The pantywaists in the Pentagon might want to win your hearts and minds, but the men pulling the triggers want to snap your freaking necks. 
And some 310 million real Americans feel the same way. Mess with the best, die like the rest. The sooner the better, the more the merrier, and don't be surprised if it’s not holy water you get sprinkled with. 
Real people aren't bothered by this. 
Real people believe this is how war should be fought. 
Real people think that we've pussyfooted around long enough, it’s time to make the rubble bounce. Pull the B52s out of the barn and let’s light those mo-fos up. 
And real people are sick and tired of the feigned indignation coming out of the Pentagon and White House. Life is not group therapy and war is not run by “Robert Rules of Order.” War is where you kill people and break the will of a society. 
War is where you make the other guy cry “Uncle.” 
Ask the people of Hiroshima and Dresden. 
Or Atlanta, for that matter. 
You attack the United States and you die. You die ugly. There are only two sure winners – us and the maggots. And any people, nation or religion that can't stand that heat should stay the hell out of the kitchen. 
So if you don't want to be blown to bits and pieces, and pissed on by fine examples of American manhood, then you better stay home with mama. You better lay off the jihad. You better learn some manners and mind your Ps and Qs. 
Because Lady Liberty is shaking her fist. 
And that’s not just some words in a song. 
That’s our pledge. 
We're going to kill you, and we're going to cheer the men who do it. 
And the rest of you goat-bearded savages better shake in your sandals, because those Marines pee for us. 
And they're coming for you next.
- by Bob Lonsberry © 2012 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Cats finally bring the 2011 season to an end

Even though the season ended months ago, it really never has the feel of finality until the banquet. It has officially ended as of last night. The reason I am writing this post to my personal blog instead of the Blackcat Football site is this is more of a personal message.

I wanted to take a couple minutes to say thank you to the players, parents and my fellow coaches for another great season. I had a great time. We may have not had the record that we all wanted but it is a season that I will always remember.

This group of seniors were truly a special group. I was especially attached to this group I had coached the seniors since they were in junior high. They are group of fine young men and will go onto great things in their future. It is a group like this that makes you come back year after year as a coach. I am going to miss them, not just on the field but off.

We also had a great group of parents that supported us as staff and helped with so much during the season. Thank you!

To the coaches, we had a good year. But, we have a lot of work to do before next year. It is the beginning of a new era in Blackcat Football. It is one that I am very excited for. I am ready.

Friday, January 6, 2012

al Sadr not just another pretty face with a Colgate smile

Moktada al-Sadr is not just another handsome face on the world political scene.  This Colgate model is going to be the next big problem the World will see in Iraq.

al-Sadr is a very open anti-American idealist.  He makes no bones about it.  His troops, the Mehdi Army, fought some of the most fierce battles against American troops during the Iraq war.  Early on in the war al-Sadr was very vocal and raising quite the stink with our troops.  As things heated up for him he hid and then waited for right time.  That time is now.  With the with drawl of American troops, he immediately resurfaced and began to call for the dissolution of the government that is in place now.  He is demanding "new" elections.

He is powerful and has many followers.  According to his family lineage he is a direct decedent of Muhhamad.  He hates America and that should be a concern to all.  The US military had the chance to take this guy out years ago and we didn't.  I think that is a move that is going to haunt us in the long run.  There is an old quote, "those who don't learn from history are destined to repeat it"; bin Laden and Hussein to name a few examples.

Time will tell, but I think we have yet to see the worst of al-Sadr.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Looking Back & Looking Forward


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 As I look back on 2011, I must say it wasn't really all that bad. In fact I would have to say I was truly blessed during the past 12 months. Every year has its ups and downs, that's life. But, I must say this past year was a definite "UP" year for my family and I.
 It started in April, I was given the opportunity to transfer from a place at work that I could not have been more miserable to a place where the job is great, my partner is great and my boss is off the charts.

That same month my son left for the USMC. Even though he still battles the homesick bug he is doing really well and I am very proud of him. The spring rolled into the summer and football season began. We did not finish with the record that we wanted, but I had a great time and I feel I had the chance to coach along side the best coaching staff around.

My children are healthy and doing great in all they do. My photography business had a great year. 

My Cardinals won another Championship. Man, what a season and series.

However, the event that truly shows blessed we were happen late in the summer. My Father had six heart attacks. He was out of the hospital in less than a week and back to work, without restrictions, within a month. He is doing great. What could have been the worst year turned into the greatest because my Father is still here and just as rotten as always. I am not sure what I would do without my Dad.

Looking at 2012, I have some high expectations. I will not say I have resolutions, but I have some goals that I want to accomplish. I want to take the weight off that has resulted in me taken a few different pills to keep my numbers in order. I am not unhealthy, but I could be better with my lifestyle. I kind of want to hang out for another 30 or 40 years or so.

In regard to 40, well I hit that in July. Wow! Where did those years go? I hope at 40 I will have learned how to be a better Dad, husband, son and friend.

I can't wait for football season. I am ready for a new era in Blackcat football to begin.

I can't wait for Cardinal baseball, How many days until Spring training?

Above and beyond all, I have a few friends that are faced with family members having SERIOUS health issues. I asked they are blessed and healed this year so they can celebrate many more New Years to come.

Happy New Year and welcome 2012!  I leave you with this video from Josh, Things Are Fixin to Get Real Good.