Tuesday, September 28, 2010
You're trashy people. Red Rock the Bull, a Hereford-Brahma Mix (1976-1994) was born on a Ranch in Oregon and named for a nearby Redrock outcropping. Known as "the Legend" Red Rock competed for 9 Years on the National Rodeo Circuit Retiring at "11" Unridden. 308 Cowboys had Tried to Ride Red Rock for the 8-Count and All had Failed. The Closest Anyone Came was a Cowboy Reaching the 5-Count with Red Rock giving his Rankest (Strongest) Move, Crouching down as Low as he Could and Coming up Quickly to Buck the Rider Off. Bulls are Regarded as Being Stupid and Predictable while Red Rock was Smart and Only He Knew his Next Move. Other Bulls would Try to Gore a Fallen Cowboy but Red Rock didn't do This and was Admired by All on the Rodeo Circuit for his Ability and Kindness with his only Vanity Being to take a Triumphant Lap around the Arena after having Vanquished yet another Cowboy. Red Rock would give Little Children Gentle Rides on his Back on his Ranch in California but Felt Differently about a Cowboy going for the 8-Count. At the 1986 National Rodeo Finals Red Rock was the only Bull that Lane Frost couldn't Ride Preventing him from Being the only Bullrider to Ride all 10 Bulls at the Finals and Worse Yet Cost him the 1986 World Championship. In 1987 I was at a Fair in Las Vegas and Red Rock was Appearing There, I asked the Girl Attending Him if I Could Pet Him and She Said If He Let's You, He Didn't Say No. One Couldn't See this Guy who was Standing There Contentedly Munching Hay doing Anything Vigorous. A Small Bull, Probably any Bull has the Strength to Buck Off a Cowboy but the added Agility of a Small Bull would be More Important. Red Rock Retired to his Ranch in California and Lived a Wonderful Life dying from a Stroke at the Ripe Old Age of "18" on June 6, 1994.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
You're Dragging Me Down With You. On February 26, 1993 Moslem Terrorists Set Off a big bomb in the Basement of the World Trade Center Killing 6 and Injuring Over A Thousand. Shortly After I Was Watching "Entertainment Tonight" and Saw an Old Friend of Mine, Curt, Being Interviewed Lengthily by John Tesh with Curt's Profile Covering a Wall. Apparently Curt had been in the World Trade Center Seeing Customers when the bomb went off and he Led People to Safety Down the Stairs with the Light from his Watch Illuminating their Escape of all things. I had gone to a Lavish Pigroast at Curt's Place in Scottsdale and a while afterwards he was Mad at Me and Shaking his Head Saying I'm Sorry I Invited You to My Party, I said I Brought a Case of Beer. I Can Go Anywhere If I Have a Case of Beer, No Doors Are Closed to Me. The People who Died at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 had been Very Foolish to Work There after this Good Attempt to Destroy It. I Never Would have thought Well, That's that, the Government Has Everything Under control, the Government has Nothing Under Control then or now. To a Large Extent those Unfortunates Threw Their Lives Away. 14 Years ago there was Little to See in Nicaragua or El Salvador but Good to go there Anyway. You can go See Lake Managua outside the Capitol, one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world, Swim in It and Grow another Arm. Oscar Romero (1917 to 1980) showed Great Aptitude as a Carpenter and his Father Wanted Him to Pursue this Occupation but Oscar Felt a Calling to the Priesthood and was Ordained in Rome on April 24, 1942. Considered a Conservative Oscar Romero was Appointed Archbishop of El Salvador on February 23, 1977. On March 12, 1977 Romero's friend the Jesuit Priest Rutilio Grande was assassinated for Organizing the Poor, the Campesinos and Speaking out against the Government. Archbishop Romero said ".....When I Looked at Rutilio lying there dead... I Thought I too Have to Walk the Same Path." There was no Government Investigation and the Censored Press Remained Silent (like today in this country). Romero spoke out against the Government's Oppression of the Poor, he Criticized the U.S. for giving Military Aid to El Salvador and Spoke against Persecution of the Church. On March 24, 1980 While Celebrating Mass in a Hospital Chapel and Having Spoken to the El Salvadoran Soldiers in a Sermon the Previous Day Entreating them as Christians to Cease Repression of the People, Oscar Romero was Shot to Death by a Junta Death Squad as he Elevated the Chalice at the End of the Eucharistic Rite his Blood Spilling over the Altar. On March 30, 1980 250 Thousand People Attended Archbishop Romero's Funeral with Government Soldiers Shooting to Death 30 to 50 of Them, his Body was Interred in the Cathedral with Gunfire Crackling in the Background, Oscar Romero could well be Canonized Some Day.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
11 Years Ago I Was in Manhattan and I Went to the New York Stock Exchange and Stood in the Gallery. While There I Met a Young Fellow Named Rick Muniz who said that he was from Brazil, was half Italian and half Spanish, and that he now Lived in New York which he Loved and Worked as a Tour Guide. Rick Offered to Walk with me to the Twin Towers as He had some Time on his Hands and I Agreed Never Having Been There. Rick was a Heck of a Nice Guy, he didn't want any Money, he wasn't...., Just a Friendly guy. After He Showed Me the Twin Towers I Bought Us Lunch at McDonalds and he thought that was Great. He Said What the Foreign Tourists Like to do is Go to Harlem on Sunday Mornings to the Black Churches and See the Choirs in their Colorful Garb Swaying Back and Forth Singing. Good thing to do, They hear the Word and Drop a Ten in the Plate, Everybody Benefits. I Always Remember People who do Something for Me, If you See Rick Tell Him that I Thought of Him. A Friend of Mine Asked me about going to Belize with her Boyfriend, now a Mercenary in Afghanistan, for 5 Days. That Was a Perfect Destination When I Was There 14 years Ago but I Wouldn't Know About Know about Now. I Went Through Mexico, Guatamala, Honduras and Nicaraugua on the Bus Just as Central America was Coming Out of Civil War and it was Relatively Safe but Now with all these Gang Members from the U.S. being Repatriated It would be Very Dangerous. Panama where I'd been has always been Extremely Dangerous, I've been in Costa Rica and that was Very Safe 20 Years, I don't Know about now. Belize City was Regarded as Dangerous 14 Years Ago but I never had any Problem and was there only Briefly. From There to Caye Caulker was 21 Miles by Boat and There I Caught 6 Barracudas, 5 Yellow-Tailed Snappers and 1 Spanish Mackerel in three and a half hours, One of the Greatest Displays of Sustained Fishing Ever Witnessed. But What I Sought Eluded Me, the King Fish, the King Mackerel. That Night I Went to the House of My Pilot-Guide with a Bottle of Rum, Somebody had Cooked one of the barracudas and one of the Snappers to Perfection and Everyone had a Real Good Time. Then 11 Miles to Caye Ambergris (pronounced Key, an island) where I Snorkled the Barrier Reef, the 2nd largest Reef in the World next to the Great Barrier Reef. I Had a Great Time in Belize and Hopefully it's as Good today. From Belize City I took the Bus to Tikal in Guatalmala, a Great Mayan City. In my tourist guide it Says ".....When You See the Temple of the Jaguar Rising Out of the Jungle it Goes All the Way to Your Gut," yeah it does. On this Trip I was also in Chichen Itza in the Mexican Yucatan and Copan in Honduras also Great Mayan Cities. All of the Kings in Copan had Cool Names, the Greatest of Them being "Smoke Jaguar." From Tikal I took the bus and Stayed in a border town for the Night, I Stayed in their Best Hotel which was Greatly Overpriced at $6 a Night. They Gave me a big lock to put on my Door, I went Downstairs to the adjoining Cantina to get some ice. The Cantina had a Shower Curtain which served as a Door and Once Inside Everybody Crowded around Me in Curiosity. They Weren't Threatening at all but I Could Tell that These were Very Rough Men. I Spoke with them Briefly and Left. The Next Morning when I Took a taxi to the Border to recross into Belize the Driver Told Me that Somebody had been found that Morning Stabbed Many Times and Laying about a Block away from the Cantina. The Driver had known him and Said that The Night Before he had Seen Him Standing outside that Cantina and that he was Drunk. He Said that this Guy didn't want to Work and just wanted to be a Bandido and that he was "20" and that was all the Longer one Lived in Guatamala if he Went that Way. A couple of Times I Remarked that he didn't Seem Very Upset about this Guy's Passing. Honesty is the Best Policy.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
You're Dragging Me Down with You and I'm Increasingly Happy About It. Alex Groza (1926-1995) was of Romanian-Hungarian Descent from Martins Ferry, Ohio in the Ohio Valley across from Wheeling, West Virginia. A 3-time All-American in Basketball at the University of Kentucky Alex led the Wildcats to two National Championships in 1948 and 1949. The 6'7" Groza was the Leading Scorer for the U.S. in the 1948 Olympics leading Them to the Gold Medal. Entering the NBA for the Indianapolis Olympians Groza Averaged 22.5 Points per Game for His 2 Years in the League. It was in his 2nd Year in 1951 that it was Found that Alex Groza along with 2 Teammates had Shaved Points in their Senior Year at Kentucky so that Gamblers Could Win Their Bets, Nothing Is Worse, and this Despite Adolph Rupp's Boast that Gamblers "...Couldn't Get to Our Boys With a 10-Foot Pole..." Alex Groza was Banned for Life from the NBA. Alex Salvaged His Life by Becoming a Succesful long-time College Coach and Even Coached in the Professional ABA. Alex Groza died in 1995 at "68" from Lung Cancer. Lou Groza (1924-2000) was the Brother of Alex Groza. After a Year at Ohio State Lou Went into the Army in WWII Serving in the Pacific and after Getting Out Joined the Newly Former Cleveland Browns under his Old College Coach Paul Brown. An Outstanding Offensive Tackle Lou Also was a Great Kicker earning Him the Sobriquet of "Lou the Toe." An All-NFL Tackle 6 Times Lou also Led the NFL in Field Goals in 1950, 1952-1954, 1957 and in 1957 Co-Led the NFL in Scoring. In 1950 Lou Groza led the NFL in Field Goal Percentage While Alex Groza Led the NBA in Field Goal Percentage. Lou Groza Played for the Browns from 1946-1959 and 1961-1967 although His 2nd Time with the Browns He was Exclusively a Kicker. In 1974 Lou Groza was Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. During the Korean War My Father Ran the Brook Park Tank Plant also Known as the Cadillac Tank Plant for the Army and Lou Groza was One of Those Employed There. Korea Wasn't Nearly as Big as WWII so Those Called Back in the Army Could Often Serve Stateside Whereas in WWII My Father was in North Africa and Italy and Lou in the Pacific. I Asked my Father How Well Lou Did at the Tank Plant and He Said that Lou was Very Good and Noted that He would Use His Own Car for Army Business. Lou Groza died in November, 2000 at "76" Dropping Dead from a Heart Attack after He and His Wife Left Their Country Club after Having Dinner. When Asked What One Should Do After Missing a Field Goal Lou Said Blame It On the Holder and Keep on Going.
Thursday, September 2, 2010
For the past Decade the American Media has Known of my Existence and has Kept my Prowess a Secret from the American Public, What Kind of People are These who Pose as TruthSeekers. This Diversity Thing isn't Working, for example the Twin Towers in Manhattan Aren't There any more. Before the Past 40 Years you'd have a Methodist, a Catholic, a Presbyterian and a Jew and they'd Have Quite a Bit in Common, it's Not Like that with the Current Mix. So Far as Illegal Immigration and It's Debate the Issue has Already Been Decided, They're Here Now in Vast Numbers and Breeding. Why Anybody Would Be Talking About it at This Late Date is Beyond Me. Instead of the Minutemen Lurking around the Border They Could Just Go to any Mall to Find Illegal Aliens. This Country is Washed-Up I Give it Maybe another 10-12 Years. I Think It's All this Meth That's Been Going Around the Past 30 Years, if Americans Didn't Use it Themselves their Parents Did. In "King Rat" by the late James Clavell (the Japanese Tore the Soul from my Body) there's a Substory About a Giant Rat who Consumed all the Other Rats and Prospered but Then He Lost his Will to Dominate and he Himself was Consumed. Go into any Supermarket and You See this Land of Plenty, Better Belly Up to the Buffet Table While You Can, It's Not Going to be That Way after awhile. About 25 Years Ago I Saw an Interview on TV with the Executioner in Louisiana who Went by the Generic Name of "Sam Jones." In those Days they Used the Electric Chair in Louisiana and the Executioner, the guy who Threw the Switch by Law had to be a Licensed Electrician. Sam Jones used to be a Cop, He Said in Reference to the Stipend he was Paid for Each Execution----I Don't Care About That, Somebody Has to Do It---Things are Black or White with Me. He Said that After each Execution He Went Home and Painted a Picture and Then Destroyed the Painting and the Trauma of the Execution was Then Gone from Him. It Was an Interesting Interview.