Thursday, September 29, 2011
Those 3 nerds who were hiking in Iraq cost the U.S. a mil and a half (through Oman), anybody who'd hike in Iraq deserves what they get. 2 of them are talking about breeding I can't wait for the offspring (purebred nerds). Luck to Amanda Knox, the U.S. is trying to dictate the result of this appeal and Italy probably doesn't like it on the other hand she was really doomed before this. Amanda is cute if she beats this I hope she remembers I stuck up for her. On August 8 I sent Guardian Angel Cathedral here in L.V. a check for $200 for 20 Masses at 4 apiece for 5 deceased persons and seeing that the check was never cashed my fears were realized, they never got it. I know how to send a letter and they know how to receive one. Now I have to do a Stop Payment and do this all over with another check and a letter describing these people's character. In my entire life of 64 years this is the first time I've ever had a letter I've sent lost in the mail, the wheels are coming off. 2 days ago I went into "Dave's Specialty Cars" at 3455 Polaris Ave. #4 in L.V. for some electrical work. They don't even do electrical work, Dave has had a large thriving operation for many years turning out the paint and body on beautiful custom jobs, he didn't even charge me for a half-hour job just said to toke the guy who did it. After being around Dave and Rick who has a nearby shop I always feel uplifted like I'd been to Church. You people's difficulty is that you don't seek others who will elevate you instead you associate with individuals who are dragging you down with them. I had a daydream of Glen Rice sitting around with some friends and watching this past Republican Convention and seeing their Vice-Presidential Candidate striding up to accept the Nomination remarking, Why..........
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
I attended a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing during which I heard 3 Senators speak once of whom was the salty Pat Leahy from Vermont who said that the Iraqui and Afghani Wars were a waste of money and now this country was broke and had to borrow from other countries----he said give money to warlords? I attended a Senate Armed Services Full Committee Hearing and heard 6 of them speak so I was close to and heard 9% of them. I would have attended more Senate Hearings except the 2 I wanted were cancelled as they so often are as keeping to a schedule is often beyond them.
I've been to Washington D.C. many times climbing to the top of the Washington Monument when I was 4. Always very exciting during my 3 days I saw again the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, the Spirit of St. Louis, the Wright Flyer flown at Kitty Hawk in 1903 (it was their mother who was mechanically inclined and they consulted with her throughout boyhood, Thomas Edison said my mother made me what I am so you women can have a good effect on things if you put your minds to it), the Hope Diamond and other fabulous gems great artworks and sundry and other captivations. I went to John Ensign's Office yet again and received passes for the House and Senate Galleries. A guard at the x-ray machine at the Senate Gallery addressed me as "Buddy" I said don't call me Buddy I'm not your buddy and he said that he was sorry so that's the end of it but it reflects Public Employees poor opinion of those they supposedly serve. Also in Senator Ensign's Office where they were quite nice I received the Schedule for the House and Senate Hearings for that week. It's not commonly known but the Public can attend about all of these hearings once you get past entrance security you can roam the 3 Senate and 3 House Buildings freely.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Only the referee can resume the action it doesn't matter if the boxers touch gloves 20 times, that Joe Cortez was standing there with his mouth open in suprise tells us that he hadn't done this. Had it been Ortiz he would have been disqualified but because it was Mayweather he got the KO, Ortiz was coming on strong and probably would have won. The public doesn't want a rematch, it won't do me any good but were I Ortiz' Camp I'd file a Protest.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
343 firemen died at the World Trade Center and no officer had to take the fall for sending them into a hopeless situation, there really was about nobody to be rescued once the dust had settled there were hardly any injured as either you were dead or not. You're always hearing that firemen who were killed died while looting wonder if there's anything to that. Some guy in the paper recently said that if Nevada were a country it would be 4th in the World for probability of dying from gunshot only behind South Africa, Columbia and Thailand. Ruslan Salei from Belarus was their only NHL player when they defeated cocky and #l seeded Sweden in 2002 at the Salt Lake City Olympics and I was there to witness one of the greatest upsets in Olympic Hockey History, I'm sorry to say that he was one of those who died recently in that airplane crash in Russia. Akron isn't anything like the hustle and bustle place of my youth, the former Rubber City has lost much of its population and is nothing like the very wealthy city where the many engineers and executives of the Big 4, Goodyear, Firestone, Goodrich and General Tire and my father worked for all of them, were highly paid and the Rubbers Workers Union was the highest paid American Industrial Union. Poor Blacks from the South and poor Whites from West Virginia came for a much higher standard of living, it was said that in West Virginia schools they taught Readin' Writin' and Route 43 to Akron. No wonder that a popular book in West Virginia libraries was "How to Siphon Gas." I revisited my old stamping grounds but was disappointed that the "Inventors Museum" has been closed for awhile and they had given good prizes to up and coming inventors. I have no idea how Akronites make a living these days certainly a much quieter place.
Joe Cortez was recently inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota on the basis of refereeing so many big fights but has been bought off the last few years, eh Joe has huge expenses. Kenny Bayless whose work I've often admired would have been the correct choice to referee Ortiz-Mayweather as he only interferes when he has to and basically lets the fighters fight. I don't mind losing in a gamble but dislike a predestined result and being ripped-off. Most things are fixed in our society but it's become so blatant in boxing that they don't mind having the public know that the fight is fixed. A fine young man being cheated seems to be a big joke to you, in a paraphrase of Sonny Black in "Donnie Brasco".........If I die and see that I'm around the same people then I'll know that I'm in Hell......
Sunday, September 11, 2011
It looks like "the Fix" is in as Joe Cortez was appointed to referee the Ortiz-Mayweather fight. Cortez is well known for separating the fighters for no reason should the favorite be in trouble. Ortiz close work work this past April gained him the victory over Andre Berto, had Cortez been the referee he would have stopped Ortiz unnecessarily and Berto would have won. When Mayweather fought Ricky Hatton In 2007 Hatton rightfully mentioned Cortez constantly separating the 2 when Hatton was working inside as a main factor in his loss. This past December Cortez' constant separating of Marcos Maidana when he had Amir Khan badly hurt prevented Maidana from scoring a likely knockout of Khan. Ortiz' only hope against Mayweather is his ability to work inside and Cortez won't let him. Obviously they could have appointed an impartial competent referee and should have for this megafight but chose Cortez in order to protect Mayweather from losing. Ortiz' good chance at winning has been stolen from him by evil unscrupulous people.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Oh you Rock and Rollers. On Sept. 17 Victor Ortiz fights Floyd Mayweather at Welterweight, 147 lbs., at the MGM in Las Vegas in what's supposed to be the 4th highest grossing pay per view ever. Victor Ortiz is 24 and a half while Floyd is 34 and a half, Victor is an 8-1 underdog but greatly undervalued which is why I bet pretty good on Vic winning, a minimal risk which would pay a whole lot. Abandoned by first his mother at 8 and then his father at 12 Victor and his siblings basically raised thblemselves. Victor has a year and a half at Ventura College and uses very good grammar, he doesn't get into trouble and has recently become a spokesman for Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Victor put his brother through college and does real goody things. In Victor's first fight at 147 as a 4-1 underdog he took the undefeated and highly regarded Andre Berto's WBC Welterweight Title winning an undisputed decision. Victor looks entirely different at 147 compared to 140, looks much bigger and stronger and much more so than Floyd. Emanuel Steward said that Mayweather has never dealt with such a dynamic of a much younger quick and relentless pursuer and finisher who hits hard with both hands. The boyish smile belies a fighter who will eagerly bludgeon a man to the canvas. Floyd is considered by many to be the finest pure boxer of all time using his rolling shoulder defense to block punches and will make an opponent miss with a faint (feint) movement will simply standing there. Floyd must have lost something by this time Victor 5 weeks before the fight did a triathalon at Camp Pendleton swimming 500 yards running a 5 K and cycling 30 K's supposedly finishing 9th out of a thou. In boxing particularly in the major fights the judges have been bought off and if Mayweather is able go stand after 12 he will no doubt be awarded the decision even if Ortiz obviously did better. There's huge money in Mayweather advancing and not so much should it be Ortiz, other than that I'd rate it an even fight that is with fair judging. As it is I don't think Mayweather will be able to entirely escape Ortiz' heavy blows and I see Ortiz stopping Mayweather in the 11th.
I feel so badly about that poor man in Colorado who had to cut off his toes to free himself from that overturned truck, must be a tough guy I don't think I could do that. He must not have been wearing steel-toed boots, many guys who do labor have these, they're a mite pricey but well worth it, one place I worked at the company would pay half. 5 years ago in Belgrade there was a real nice girl, Oya, who wore these to fend off Skinheads, multiple uses 'spose. In Cleveland I went to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame where I had been 10 years before, now this is something that everybody likes a lot there's nobody who wouldn't like it. ........The Colored Folks have been singing it and playing it.......nobody paid it no mind until I goosed it up----Elvis
Thursday, September 1, 2011
This recent proliferation of dirty language in newspapers and magazines is so upsetting to me what is the matter with you. Recently Vladimir Klitschko Rodionovich, Senior Colonel in the Russian Air Force, passed away at 64 from cancer he and his family say came from his instrumental role in the cleanup of Chernobyl, they said that many of his friends involved in the cleanup had already passed away. Colonel and Mrs. Klitschko only had the 2 children Vladimir and Vitali who share the Heavyweight Championship of the World and have for a long time. Certainly sons that he was proud of, look at the children that many people have. You've got to figure that part of the Klitschkos' success are their doctorates in Phys. Ed., they know how to make themselves good. I stayed in Chicago in Greektown for 3 days, there's a 24 hour restaurant there run by nice Greek people, Mr. Greek Gyros, where for a cheap price you get so much good gyros, fries and salad that 2 hungry men couldn't eat it, I think some of you foodsters might be dropping in. I've been to Chicago many times, I've been up the Sears Tower, in the gallery of the Chicago Merc and Chicago Board of Trade, been to Wrigley Field twice, and yet again to the great Art Institute of Chicago, the Field Museum where amongst other treasures is Sue the most complete T. Rex skeleton, over 90%. They have Sue's skull separate such that you can be a couple feet away. To the Shedd Aquarium the largest indoor aquarium in the world, the Museum of Contemporary Art. I saw the Chicago White Sox play and lose to the Tampa Bay Rays 9-7, it was colder than heck. Chicago only begun in 1833 is a new city which acquired a lot of its growth as the headquarters for the best of the grain reapers, the McCormick Grain Reaper, invented by Cyrus McCormick. McCormick died in 1884 worth 10 mil but his benevolent invention was worth much more to others, from watching the History Channel I learned that his tomb's epitaph reads "He Made Bread Cheap."