Thursday, October 31, 2013
At halftime of Notre Dame's game with Army in 1920 Knute Rockne was exhorting his team to come from behind when he noticed his star halfback, George Gipp, standing there smoking a cigarette....Uh, Gipp, do you have any interest in this game?....Oh, don't worry, Rock, we'll take it to 'em....Through Gipp's efforts (385 yards in Offense) Notre Dame beat Army 27-17----6 weeks later the fast-living Gipp was dead from pneumonia, do what you can while you can.
From Rimini I went to Rome by train, I've there lots was there at "9," I've possibly seen everything but never tire. I went to the Colosseum, the Flavian Amphitheatre, begun by Vespasian in 70 A.D. and completed by his son Titus in 80 A.D. with improvements by his other son Domitian (81 to 96 A.D.), the Flavius family. It seated 50 to 80 thou all depending, famous for gladiatorial contests they continued even after Christianity was declared by Edict to be the only Religion allowed within the Roman Empire in 380 A.D. When the Pagan Visigoths took Rome in 410 A.D. gladiatorial contests in which men and sometimes women would fight to the death were eventually banned, the Visigoths claimed it was disgusting. A stone's throw away is the Forum and Arch of Titus, the Forum was originally Rome's marketplace and eventually had Temples such as the one dedicated to Vesta, the Vestal Virgins housed nearby, it's where the Senate often met and where Triumphs, parades of victorious generals. would end. You walk through there everything is beaten down but you think of who walked there and what went on. Nearby and 40 meters up is the Palatine Hill the center of Rome's 7 and where the Romans originally settled, by legend a cave there is where Romulus and Remus were suckled by the She-Wolf. Several of the Emperors had their palaces there, prominent ruins are those of Augustus, Tiberius and Domitian. At a slight distance you can see where Caligula was done in. I went to St. Peter's Basilica begun in 1506 and completed in 1626 it replaced the 4th Century Basilica, St. Peter is thought to be buried beneath the Altar, St. Peter is considered to be the first Pope and many Popes are interred within. Amongst the great artworks is Michelangelo's Pieta at which I could just stare all day. After the Allies took Rome in WW 11 my Father among maybe 10 Catholic Officers had an Audience with Pope Pius X11, that must have been something. I stayed at a nice place for 45 Euros which included a Killer Breakfast, Sightseeing is hard work and I told my friend who prepared this that his Breakfast was the highlight of my Day. At Termini there's a Travel Agency and I bought an air ticket for Barcelona for only 180 U.S.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
I was just at La Jolla Cove, that warm salt air, got a bunch of pregnant seals, too. My Blog's readership in Russia has declined by 95% just recently but even l pageview can be multiplied to hundreds which is how it is, did mean Ed hurt Vlad's feelings? I'm so sorry, pay me I want to make lots of money. Vitali Klitschko is seeking the presidency of Ukraine saying that it's totally corrupt that everybody and everything is for Sale and that he would change this, I'm sure he would I'm sure he won't get the chance. What about me in this Country? I'm always telling the Truth but have made no Headway in a Corrupt and Sick Society in which everybody of any Influence is either bought-off or hoping to be (They go to Church and Pray this is their week to be bought-off). Ed Snowden gave up a 200 thou a year job and Safety in order to tell the Truth and is now getting overdue Accolades in the U.S., it's about time. I'll bet those Russian Girls like Ed, those Looks, that Stubble, that Intelligence, that Moral Rectitude. You name your son Edward you might get something. Amanda Knox might be wise never to leave the U.S. The Italians butchered the Initial Investigation and are now Trying her in Absentia, this her 3rd Trial. Due to the Swinish Italians' mental instability, they already imprisoned Amanda for 4 years, I could see them trying to kidnap her should she leave the U.S. You see the condition of Italy's Economy that's how smart they are. I'm through with delegating Responsibilty and am flying to Cleveland this Week to personally lead the Browns from my outside-linebacking Position. It's like when a Recruit came up to Woody Hayes after witnessing a rare blowout of the Buckeyes....I know I can Help....
Thursday, October 24, 2013
As I took an early morning bus to Munich from Berlin I just spent the night in the Bus Station dozing in a chair, then I'm already there and don't have to rush, don't cost nuthin'. Then in Munich I did the same thing only in the Train Station, I've done this in Airports and everything else all over the World works out fine. Arriving in Rimini a popular resort city on the Adriatic I checked into a nice hotel across from the Train Station. From there the next morning I took a 45 minute bus ride up into the Appenine Mountains to my 115th Country the beautiful San Marino. Founded in 301 A.D. by St. Marinus it has a population of 32,000 and claims to be the World's oldest Republic (perhaps like W. Virginia whose Motto is "Montani Semper Liberi," Mountaineers Stay Free). One of the wealthiest countries in Europe it has no Nat'l Debt (Calvin Coolidge paid off a quarter of the U.S. Nat'l Debt during his 6 years as President by cutting taxes and reducing federal expenditures, how else would you do it). Only 24 sq. mi. and totally surrounded by Italy, I was in their Historical Museum, their Government Palace in which there's a bust of Abraham Lincoln upon whom they bestowed Honorary Citizenship which Abe accepted, their Church of the Cappuccini, and their Cesta and Guaita Fortresses, to behold the beautiful Adriatic from the equally beautiful mountain scenery as well as all these attractions was very exciting. Both nights that I stayed at my hotel I set off the fire alarm around 4 A.M. first by using water with a little bleach to wash some clothes and then the next night (hey, I had the windows open this time and thought I'd be OK) by soaking my trusty feet which had carried me to 115 countries (Feats of Skill). The Good Innkeepers were no doubt happy that I had chosen to stay there.
This country is full of Scum akin to Sodom and Gomorrah and will also come crashing down in the not distant future, many of my Readers are this. Human Rights Activists are complaining that the European Roma, the Gypsies, are being persecuted I wouldn't think that to be possible.
Friday, October 18, 2013
The TV Media purposely distracted me, Jordan Stokes' (JumpMaster) phone number is 702-641-2222 (see my Blogs of Sept. 12, 2013 and October 15. Erich Priebke just died in Rome where he had been under House Arrest. A Captain in the Nazi SS (Schutzstaffel) in WW 11 he had been convicted of the killings of 335 Italians on March 24, 1944 in retribution for the Partisan Attack on a Column of German SS the day before resulting in 33 Deaths. Now, those Partisans knew that the Germans would be doing something like 10-1 and should have thought twice before attacking that Column. Priebke, he was a Prussian, fled to Argentina after the War, his undoing was his Interview with Sam Donaldson in 1994 (of all things). All those Old-Time Nazis they dug up said that they did nothing wrong (Joseph Mengele told his son these were "unworthy people"). His actions didn't seem to bother Erich that much as he lived to be 100. The Germans are interesting if nothing else. My Father was in the American Army in WW 11 an Officer in Tank Ordinance serving in North Africa and Italy. He was a Liason Officer between Mark Clark's Army and the British 8th and was often in Rome. An only child he had about 10 lst Cousins in the German Army, they were all killed except one, Emil, whose Division was forced back into Germany at the end to try to defend the place and when the War ended they surrendered to the Americans (to surrender to the Russians was Death). After the War my Grandmother sent Emil anything you could think of, her Sister's Son, even a soccer ball, those Europeans won't live long without that.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
In Berlin I went to the Pergamon Museum which is in the former E. Berlin, I had been there a few times Germany's most visited Museum it's out of sight. There's the reconstructed Pergamon Altar brought from Turkey, it's huge depicting the struggle between Giants and Gods. There's the Procession Way and Throne Room of Nebuchadrezzar 11 from Babylon, the Ishtar Gate on which it says "...I, Nebuchadrezzar..." and there's the Islamic Artifacts. Nobody loves Art and Antiquities more than me to be there was very exciting.
Every 2 weeks in Europe there's a National Holiday one reason why they don't amount to a Hill of Beans and I couldn't get a train ticket to go to Rimini, Italy but luckily I could get to Munich by bus. Once there I could proceed by train. On the train was a doctor's wife who was taking their 2 little kids to Italy to go camping while her husband worked and she told me that I have a bad name for Bavaria...What....She said that in Bavaria they call "Malintentioned Outsiders" "Preussen" that is Prussians (my surname is Preusse). I had been to Bavaria lots and hadn't hear this, I asked is that because of the 30 Years War and she and a young guy said yes (in Europe things from hundreds of years ago are often as though it were 2 weeks). I talk a lot and speak my mind and I was telling of Europe's Faults specifically their Work Ethic, later while passing the doctor's wife threw a very hard elbow into my ribs (now you're upset). When they were getting off I told her I'm sorry if my opinion disturbed you. I enjoyed my trip, there was a nice young German Guy who taught English and had been in Australia for a year and spoke with that accent, he was going to see his girlfriend in Rivoli he was a good conversationalist and good company.
Eventually somebody is going to marry a dog, perhaps one of the TV Media (...Do you, Rover...Woof...). If the TV Media would rectify their lives and tell the truth for once it'd be a vast improvement. Vulgar language in Periodicals has become prevalent even in S.I. you know that I can't stand this. Congress just passed ObamaCare and now many of them are trying to repeal it, the German Naval Captain in " The African Queen" . ....What is this Madness.... Recently the U. of Washington accused Stanford of faking injuries to get timeouts, they said specifically that Asst. Randy Hart did this, he's a Lifer Big-Time Asst. Coach I knew Randy at Ohio State he's a real fine fella. Dustin Hennessy is a political zealot who was listed as a Delegate to the last Republican Presidential Convention, I'd see him around in San Diego and I asked him and he said that he didn't go. An exponent of Ron Paul Values, Dustin is in his early 40's and expends all his time and energy towards the National Acceptance of Paulian Ideals. At last report Dustin was living in a Van, his is a Pure Spirit. The illustrious Jordan Stokes (see my Blog from a few weeks back) is offering a Program to "Increase your Explosiveness and gain several inches on your Vertical Jump....Money Back Guarantee.....702-641-222.....I'm gonna do it when I get back from San Diego.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
I had Comps and last night I took my Buddy, Scott, to the Hotel-Casino formerly known as the Las Vegas Hilton for their dinner-buffet, those are Good Eats. Oh, neither of us indulged but for ones interested you can have all the Wine and Beer you want (at Closing they pry the TV Media's faces off the table dragging them towards the door). Vlad, get off your Fat Butt and hire me or quit reading my Blog--Charming Eddie
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
I arrived in Berlin and stayed at an "A O Hostel" they're throughout Germany. It cost 29 Euros and 6 for a buffet breakfast, hey my 47 day trip cost 7 thou I wanted to economize somewhere, besides I like to meet people. I was in a nice 2-room deal with one older guy, Ernd. I've been to Berlin many times but had never been to Potsdam, most closely associated with Frederick the Great. I went to Sanssouci (Fr. for Carefree) Fred's original Palace, Rococo it was real good. Fred is buried out back and I said some prayers for him. Then I went to the Neues Palace which is Baroque and much more elaborate in order to show his power, in Frederick's words "to show off." Frederick the Great was "Konige von Preussen," my surname is Preusse (means "Prussian" in German) so my being there was very apropos.
Frederick the Great (1712 to 1786) ruled Prussia from 1740 to 1786. In 1730 Fred fled his father's iron discipline fleeing to England but turned back, Frederick 1 had him thrown in jail then made him watch his friend's, Hans, head cut off. After this Fred acted like a Hohenzollern, Prussian Royalty. Fred was at War much of the time (Silesian Wars (1740 to 1745) and the 7 Years War (1756 to 1763) during he expanded and held Prussia's territories. Regarded as one of the greatest Strategists and Organizationalists of all time Fred read everything he could about War. He had his Troops practice loading and reloading such that they could shoot twice as many volleys as anyone else, there was constant lead flying from the Prussians. He personally led his troops into Battle having 6 horses shot out from under him. Frederick 11 said, I was young, I had inherited a big army and I liked to see my name in the Newspapers. Fred was extremely bright, he spoke 6 languages, including English, he was very cultured and was a longtime friend of Voltaire, he composed 4 Symphonies amongst other musical works, he was a Freemason and he allowed religious tolerance, he described Hunting as cruel, he loved dogs--he was very capable and kind. The American Navy was originally modelled on Britain's and its Army on the Prussian the most successful of the day.
Congratulations to McKayla for winning the Vault at the Gymnastics World Championships a year after breaking her tibia requiring 3 operations to fix it, she's very strong and will do well in all her endeavors. See what the Athletics have done with the 4th lowest payroll in the Majors, "Moneyball" should have won the Oscar (...You're such a Loser, Dad...). Brian Hoyer was sailing along until his season was ruined by the Bills' unethical play. Had Bernie Kosar never heard of Football he would have been very successful due to Intelligence, Personality, Looks, Pro Football especially has to be made much safer, 'Luck to Bernie I always admired the Guy.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
I sense a growing groundswell of support for the release of Ted Kaczynski, the former Unabomber. I have to figure a way to get the TV Media out of my life, everybody watches TV and when I turn it on They're there Lurking. Recently you People twice elected a President who doesn't believe in Evolution that is a Nut who thinks that the Universe was suddenly created 6000 years ago. Uh, your Future...., you're dragging me down with you. It was Oct. 3, 2003 that Roy Horn was mauled and almost killed by a White Tiger during his Show at the Mirage. In the ambulance dying....Don't kill the Cat it's a good Cat....Even after what Montecore had done to him Roy loved his kitty. It cost me $250 to get my back window replaced, there's many "Siegel Suites" locations in Las Vegas you'd be wise to avoid them. The car is 40 years old and I'd have to order from out of State at huge expense so I called around extensively and only "Rapid Glass" came to my aid, it's in a small automotive complex on N. Eastern in Las Vegas, nobody else would have anything to do with me. These 4 Mexican guys fashioned a new rear window from plexiglass taking a great deal of time and effort, they were very kind. All the guys in this complex help each other and they can satisfy your every automotive need for a good price, ask for Martin (Mar-teen) at 702-762-0775. Oh, the new window looks real good and is a lot tougher than before.....Treat Me Good I'll Treat You Better Treat Me Bad I'll Treat You Worse--Sonny Barger
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
McKayla was threatened that if she didn't cut her hair she'd suffer the consequences, well of course she won't, that poor sweet thing. I was gonna go 2 thou on Alexander Povetkin in his fight with Vladimir Klitschko in Moscow and make a bundle if should he succeed but I don't see how he can. A Russian plutocrat brought the fight to an arena where 35 thou Russians will be screaming for Alexander who turned "34" last mo., the biggest purses that either has been paid. It's Povetkin's only chance at greatness, Sasha will fight like a lion, he'll die in the Ring, he may have to as Volodya is much better and in his 16th Title Defense knows what awaits when he enters his Lair. On Sat. let's sit back and see. I've been to Singapore thrice, the 2nd time the lady flight attendant announced over the intercom as the plane was descending---The Penalty for Drugdealing is Death! It gave me that warm feeling. The Orchid Garden is very good, over 600 varieties of orchids, I love flowers. The Reptile Park is real interesting and when I was there some guy stuck his head in a big crocodile's mouth (probably has a hard time getting life insurance). Any crocodile can snap his jaws so fast you can't see them move, were I he I'd look for other employment. Their prison is Changi and I toured it, 2 weeks later they dropped a woman for heroin-trafficking--it's the Confucian belief that better one person lose his life than a thousand people have their lives ruined. The Japanese had their prisoner-of-war camp at Changi in WW 11 and the late British author James Clavell was a p of w in it (Shogun, King Rat)....The Japanese tore the Soul from my Body....They had something on Ted Kaczynski on CNN he wrote...The FBI is a joke....He was able to bomb with impunity for 17 years because there was no one nearly as smart as him trying to capture the Unabomber. Ted has been locked-up for a very long time he's learned his lesson and will bomb no more so let's release him.