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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Looking at the Past, Praying for the Future

ON a warm early fall day in 2001 I was driving to work when over the radio the announcer said that a plane crashed into the World Trade Center. Being half a country away, I thought that pilots in NY need to be more careful and blew it off as a small plane getting off course and colliding innocently into the tower. Then before I got out of my car another report was coming across the airwaves. I remember the people on the radio trying to get the correct facts and not being used to going live with anything but sports, hearing sheer terror in their voices.

By a few minutes after nine, we had gathered around a television in the teacher's lounge trying to make sense of what was happening. It seemed planes were falling literally out of the sky. One teacher started to cry and we all wondered if WW3 had begun. Who was doing this was our first question, then why.

The why is still not answered to my satisfaction. How can we as the strongest country in the world fall prey to a small number of terrorists and not see it coming?? Have we become so blinded with politcal correctnes that we are inviting groups to come on in and take over. It is like if someone stands up and says enough is enough, that they are mean and uncaring and we should just lay down and take it.

The Eagle is not feared anymore. People come across our borders illegally everyday.We allow drug lords to camp out our Southern borders and wreck havoc with the safety of our citizens along the Rio Grande.

Even worse the 9/11 Memorial scheduled on Sunday at ground zero, there will be no religious leaders there, no firemen or first responders. I am not sure what Mayor Bloomberg is thinking but he AINT no Mayor Giuliani. The first responders are what saved many lives, running into a chard rubble saving whoever they could find. And to not include God on a day that we sought God to help us is unthinkable. Oh well, we may hurt someones feelings mentioning God and that is not good.

Our country is in a sad state of events. We have lost our pride. We are losing our grip with reality. At this rate in 10 years, we will cease to be the proud country we once were. We will be bowing down to other foreign powers hoping they don't kill our citizens, call in our loans and take away our rights because they may offend them. Our forefathers must be rolling over in their graves. We need to pray daily before it is too late for our once powerful and free country.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Rescue Cats

So many stray cats and dogs in the US end up in kill shelters that give them a week at best to find homes or that is it. It being the death penalty. In the US alone 12,000 animals, dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, snakes or what ever pet that is dumped at a kill shelter are put to DEATH each DAY. This is needless because we do not have mandatory spay and neuter laws in the US, The government will not shunt down the puppy mills or police pay for pets breeders. Most animals from Puppy Mils are stressed out, undernourished and anti social to say the least. It is all the ASPCA and the humane society can do to be the police for animals in the US.

The donation button below is one to help save a kitten from a shelter on the east coast. Rescued because it had a terrible past, Mia is now ready to have hip surgery to save her hip. There is an orgainzation 10th life willing to do the surgery at a huge discount of $600 from the original cost of $1600. The rescue group will need to raise the $600 soon. I donated a small amount to help Mia through Paypal. I hope the $600 is raised soon to give this death penality cat a chance at a good life. Give any thing it will help.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Football Season is Here

Even though it is 96 degrees outside the football season in the South is in full swing. What is it about college football that is so much fun? Watching football on every fall afternoon is so ingrained in my DNA that I have passed my love of the game to my children.

I love the loyalty that college fans have for their team. Wearing school mascot shirts, temporary tattoos on cheeks and decorating vehicles in school colors is part of the fun of college football. Our love of tailgating, including elaborate food served off of huge grills, flatscreen TVs and RV decorated to the hilt is as much fun as the actual game. Families and friends gather before the game to celebrate and cheer their team to victory. The pregame tailgate is a tradition for many families that set mood for the big game.

Luckily the team I follow is a great team. Being the largest school in one of the smallest state make a perfect combination for faithfull following. The Razorbacks of the University of Arkansas has an almost cult following for hogs fans. Our cheer called the Hog Call is heard from one end to the state before during and after games during the fall. Even seeing a fellow hog fan in another state is grounds to break into a hog call as we greet Hog fans all over the world.

Another season started today and hopefully it will a great season full of fun and team rivalries for fans to enjoy as records are set and dream seasons are made. Saturdays are made for memories, enjoy the season while you can.