Thursday, January 6, 2011

Captain America is a Stud

My Mom, Maxine, loves the Dallas Cowboys. She loves them to the point that she can't watch anymore on a play by play basis. She says she just gets too excited and genuinely believes her watching too closely brings them bad luck. So she flips back and forth between their games and other programs. She recently ran across a letter that she shared with the folks at the Cafe. It follows:

"Recently, my brother was sitting in first class on a flight from Dallas-Fort Worth to Colorado Springs when a couple boarded and sat in front of him. He immediately recognized the man as Roger Staubach. They exchanged greetings, and Staubach said he was headed to Colorado Springs for the inaugural Warrior Games.

After 60 or 70 percent of the plane was boarded, a female Army soldier who had lost her leg boarded. Staubach insisted she sit in his seat; she said, 'no, thanks,' but he insisted. He took her place in a middle seat way in the back. After a few minutes, the young girl got tears in her eyes and said she wanted to go to her seat and have Staubach return to his.

The flight attendant overheard, and, as the female soldier headed to retrieve Staubach, the attendant said she had a no-show and both could sit in first class.

The flight attendant returned with the female soldier, but Staubach sent a double amputee Army soldier to sit in his seat. Staubach remained in coach the entire flight and disembarked last. My brother waited and asked for an autograph for my birthday; Staubach said certainly. It's a great gift, but the greater gift is knowing Roger Staubach is still Captain America."


Drew Werner, Addison, TX

Nothing fires Butch Jackson up more than a good story about heroes, so he immediately took the stump to expand on Captain America, "Roger (the Dodger) Thomas Staubach was born February 5, 1942 in Cincinnati, Ohio. To no one's surprise he is a very successful businessman, Heisman Trophy winner and legendary Hall of Fame former quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys from 1969 until 1979. Staubach was key in developing the Cowboys to become one of the best teams of the 1970s and led the team to nine of the Cowboys record-setting twenty consecutive winning seasons. Staubach led the Cowboys to their first Super Bowl victory and as a result he was named MVP in Super Bowl VI. Staubach was described by legendary coach Tom Landry as 'possibly the best combination of a passer, an athlete, and a leader to ever play in the NFL', and Tom was the master of the understatement.

Staubach first achieved national attention when he was named the starting quarterback of the Navy football team in 1962. He was hailed by Navy coach Wayne Hardin as 'the greatest quarterback Navy ever had.' He led the team for three seasons, leading the Midshipmen to two victories in the Army–Navy Game and an appearance in the 1964 Cotton Bowl Classic. Yep, he came down here and beat up on us. In addition to earning the Heisman trophy by the seventh largest point margin, Staubach was elected to the College Hall of Fame in 1981.

After his required service in the United States Navy, including a tour of duty in Vietnam, Staubach joined the Dallas Cowboys. He led the club to five Super Bowl appearances, with victories in Super Bowl VI and Super Bowl XII. Staubach was named Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl VI becoming the first of four players to win the Heisman Trophy and Super Bowl MVP. Jim Plunkett, Marcus Allen, and Desmond Howard are the other three. He was named to the Pro Bowl six times during his eleven-year NFL career."

And of course, Billy Roy closed, "In other words, Roger Staubach is a stud."

Where are today's studs?


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The Bigger the Lie, The Bigger the Socialist

As we start a new year with a new Republican House of Representatives, but the same old President and US Senate, the press is focused on bi-partisanship and compromise.  Butch weighed in, "How do you compromise with lying Socialists?  Can you imagine compromising with Castro, Stalin, Hitler, Chavez, or Mao before they took office or after for that matter?  Can you imagine these guys ever telling the truth? When I think about it I get this picture of a cute little white hen going out into the woods to negotiate with a gigantic Fox with feathers sticking out of his mouth.  Which begs the question, 'Are Obama and his regime as dangerous to the US as the cutthroat Communist Foxes that I just named'?"

"Nope they are not as dangerous, they are way worse," came back Scott Riddle, local philosopher and cattle baron.  "Worse because they are attacking from within the country with the aid of the Liberal press.  One way to size the threat is by sizing the lies they use to gain power.  In her inaugural address in 2007, as speaker of the house, little Nancy Pelosi vowed that Congress would engage in no new deficit spending. 'After years of historic deficits, this 110th Congress will commit itself to a higher standard: Pay as you go, no new deficit spending,' she said in an address from the speaker’s podium. 'Our new America will provide unlimited opportunity for future generations, not burden them with mountains of debt.'  She said this with two years left in Bush's term.  She peed right in our eye and told us it was raining.  And how big was the lie?  Numbers don't lie:

The 108th Congress with Bush and Republican Majorities in Both Houses created $1.159 trillion in new debt

The 109th Congress with Bush and Republican Majorities in Both Houses created $1.054 trillion in new debt

The 110th Congress with Bush and Democratic Majorities in Both Houses created $1.957 trillion in new debt

The 111th Congress  with Obama and Democratic Majorities in Both Houses created $3.220 trillion in new debt (a 64% increase over the 110th and 3 times the last Republican Regime, the 109th)

"During little Nancy Pelosi’s tenure as speaker, which commenced on Jan. 4, 2007, the federal government has run up $5.177 trillion in new debt. That is about equal to the total debt the federal government accumulated in the first 220 years of the nation's existence, with the federal debt rising from $5.173 trillion on July 23, 1996 to $5.181 trillion on July 24, 1996.  As Nancy leaves her position of leadership she says she is very 'proud of her record'.  I think this statement is true.  She and her Socialists buddies have done what they set out to do.  They have bought millions of votes and bankrupted the federal government in hopes of 'transforming' it to a Socialist State."

"What a mess," Billy Roy Mitchum lamented (he ever laments like Merle Haggard).  "The reason George Bush's approval rating went through the floor wasn't that Liberals and Moderates deserted him.  They never liked him much before.  The Conservatives deserted him because of the $1Trillion deficits he allowed with the Republicans and then the Democrats.  Little did we know that was chump change compared to the economic havoc that the Dems could, and did, bring.  It boggles the mind that any regime could over spend $3,220,103,625,307.29 in two years.  Write it out.  That is a really big number. That equals $10,429.64 in new debt for each and every one of the 308,745,538 people counted in the United States by the 2010 Census.  It drives our national debt to over $13 Trillion or $44,886.57 for every man, woman and child in the United States.  A typical family of four owes almost $200 thousand."

Butch came back with passion having enticed the Chairman into the conversation, "Meanness don't just happen overnight.  The lies come back to haunt you.  Obama wants to demonize the Republicans for any reductions in spending.  He had his henchman and advisor Austin Goolsbee on the Sunday talk shows claiming that a refusal by the Senate to increase the government’s debt ceiling (currently $14.3 trillion) would be 'catastrophic' and a sign of 'insanity'.  This will be the next stupid debate.  The Republicans will try to use the debt ceiling topic to make cuts in spending and the Democrats will disagree with the cuts and claim the Republicans are trying to ruin the country just to fight Obama.  And yet Obama looked at the debt ceiling very different in 2006.  Listen to his statement when George Bush was asking for an increase from the level then which was at about $8T versus Obama's $14T today:

Obama read his teleprompter, 'The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. … Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that the buck stops here. Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.'

"The guy is a shameless liar, just like Pelosi, and the facts prove it.  Only those that are 'bought off' in some way could still be backing these guys."

BM closed things down, "The Republicans are going to have to toughen up cause when you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.  The carnival begins now with the Socialists demonizing every move of the Republicans to cut spending as rich people bringing harm to women, children, blacks, gays, Hispanics, Muslims, unions, government employees, and students.  Meanwhile the Republicans must have the gonads to define how large the government can, and should be, win that argument and then force reductions under the spotlight of the American people.  Every act should be Constitutional and aimed at reducing government and creating private sector jobs.  It starts next week with the Health Care debate.  Let's get it on."

Think about it,