Classic Nolan Ryan 8×10


On September 8, 1990 Nolan Ryan was starting for the Texas Rangers against the Kansas City Royals. Bo Jackson hit a line drive, which caught Ryan in the face to start the second inning. He refused help and refused to leave the game. If he wasn’t a legend before, he certainly was now. (more…)

Anti-Law Enforcement Media Bias

This headline writer has no shame at all. “No indictment for officer in Taser dare” and the name of the page is even worse. “No indictment for officer who tased woman, 72, on a dare”. It makes it appear as though that was his sole reason for tasing her, when in fact, it wasn’t part of the equation. He felt he was unable to gain control of the situation with any other technique. He tried verbal commands and that didn’t work. He didn’t want to put his hands on her, I’m sure. So he tased her. Probably not the smartest move, but he didn’t “tase her on a dare.” That’s just bullshit (I tried not to use that phrase but nothing else fit) and the Houston Chronicle should be ashamed of itself for running that headline.

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How Stupid Can You Be?

The story starts off simply enough.

HOUSTON – A Houston woman has been arrested in the hit-and-run death of and 8-year-old girl.
Vilma Rivas Buchala, 45, is charged with failure to stop and render aid.

Tragic, but not exceptionally interesting (a tragedy in itself) until you read on. (more…)

Published in: on March 29, 2010 at 8:31 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Farewell Farouk!

The blundering fool Farouk Shami’s bid to become Texas’s next governor is over! Ex-Houston Mayor Bill White soundly defeated him and like 19 other candidates. I’ve already covered why I’m am so anti-Farouk Here and Here so I won’t revisit that. But if you need another reason to hate him, listen to this song… (more…)

February 2010 Link Round-up; Highlights and Lowlights

On March 1st I take my ASVAB as I begin the road to Army OCS. But before I can do that I have to post the February 2010 link dump and the military had some news that will be making this list. For starters…

An unmanned Blackhawk Helicopter is in the works
. The only drawback is this assures there will be no sequel to Black Hawk Down. <Yahoo!>

I finally saw The Hurt Lockerand I thought it was great (though I’d love to hear from actual EOD personnel). Surprisingly those brilliant people who give it out major movie awards have acknowledged it’s greatness. Will the academy? <Yahoo!>

Crime does pay, and it pays very well (in Canada). <CBC>

Ever wonder what a baseball player’s fan mail looks like? Scroll down to February 25th on Pat Neshek’s blog. (more…)

Not This Again

If there’s one type of person I can’t stand (and believe me, there’s more than one) it is family/friends of deceased or incarcerated criminals who can’t see their family member or friend with any objectivity whatsoever. I admit, that may not be fair of me. It’d be a tough situation. But tough situations can be handled well. If your dad flies a plane into a government building, calling him a “hero” is not handling it well. Even if you offer your “deepest condolences” to the victim’s family. That’s just like a slap in the face. “I’m sorry your dad is dead, but my dad is a hero for doing that thing caused your dad to die.”

Joe Stack’s daughter, Samantha Bell, also had this to say “But if nobody comes out and speaks up on behalf of injustice, then nothing will ever be accomplished,” Uhhh hello? Start a blog or something like the rest of us are doing! You want to talk about injustice? Here’s a story about this fellow who survived two tours of duty in Vietnam (more…)

Published in: on February 22, 2010 at 12:59 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Another Political Misstep for that Blundering Fool Farouk Shami

Farouk Shami opened his mouth again. Naturally his minute shot at being Texas’s next Governor further diminished. What bothers me about this man is his arrogance. He thinks just because he is wealthy that he knows something about America, Farouk ShamiAmerican people and Texas. In fact he’s just a sheltered rube who is finally going to learn that, outside his internal group of yes-men and social suck-ups his views are ridiculous and quite bluntly stupid. (more…)

Yes, He Had To Die

Thursday, 18 year old Jose De La Rosa was shot by Harris County Sheriff’s deputies after he shot four people, killing two of them and then pulled a gun on the deputies. Now KHOU has this bleeding heart story asking whether or not Jose had to die. We get to see his family tell us what a good boy he was and we get to hear them complain that EMTs and deputies didn’t do enough to save Jose. KHOU even seems to be doing a little investigating into the response of the medical personnel. Give me a break. (more…)

Published in: on February 6, 2010 at 1:29 am  Comments (1)  
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Astros Caravan Luncheon at Dell Diamond

The day after meeting Texas State University assistant coach, Jeremy Fikac, I headed to Round Rock, Tx to attend the Astros luncheon there. The event was emceed by the venerable Milo Hamilton. Nolan Ryan’s son and Round Rock Express owner, Reid Ryan, came by my table and talked to everyone there like we were old friends. He even gave us advice on how to run into his dad at Round Rock games, which could be very useful information.

During the program Milo invited the Swedish speaking Matt Lindstrom up to speak. Matt talked a little about learning Swedish during Christian missions trips to Sweden which I thought was cool. He was definitely more shy than the other guys, but saying someone is more shy than Bud Norris is like saying water is wetter than coal. (more…)

Quick Conversation With Jeremy Fikac

I graduated from Texas State University in May of 2008, but like most alumni from most schools, I continue to take an interest in their athletics. I recently noticed former major league pitcher, Jeremy Fikac had been hired as an assistant coach. Jeremy had pitched for the San Diego Padres, Oakland A’s and the Montreal Expos and made one last stop in the San Fransico Giants minor league system before retiring with a respectable 4.56 ERA. I got into contact with him and he offered to meet with me next time I came into San Marcos. Well I finally got down there and was able to talk to him for a few minutes before he had to get to work. (more…)