Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Update on Ted Kennedy Being Buried in Arlington

It seems, after doing some research that Ted Kennedy IS eligible to be buried in Arlington national Cemetery.

Kennedy enlisted in the United States Army in June 1951. Following basic training at Fort Dix, he requested assignment to Fort Holabird for Army Intelligence training, but was dropped after a few weeks without explanation.

He then went to Camp Gordon for training in the Military Police Corps. In June 1952, he was assigned to the honor guard at SHAPE headquarters in Paris.

His father's political connections ensured he was not deployed to the ongoing Korean War. He was discharged in March 1953 as a private first class.

As a result, he IS eligible to be buried in Arlington, even if he did have a military career of less than 2 years. In any case, those are the rules and he has the right to be buries there.

"I STAND CORRECTED." - Texas Truth

Ted Kennedy DEAD!!!

It is been a while since I have posted as things have been busy getting ready for the beginning of school.

This will be year 32 (33 if you count student teaching) for Texas Truth. One third of a century. That is a long time in the classroom.

Well, on to other things.

Ted Kennedy died yesterday. It is always a tragic occurrence when someone dies, especially from cancer.

But what concerns me about all the tributes to Kennedy is what happened 40 years ago. A young woman died in a overturned car submerged in water. That woman was Mary Jo Kopechne.

Belief what you will. I have a definite opinion of Ted Kennedy and his involved in the accident. If you have read any of my posts on this forum, I think you KNOW what I feel about this man.

In another related matter. WHAT give Kennedy the right to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery?

"Murder is always a mistake - one should never do anything one cannot talk about after dinner" - Oscar Wilde

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

"Who Wants Chower?"

This is, in my humble opinion, the funniest clip ever done on Family Guy. YES, I know it is gross, sophomoric, and immature, but it is funny. Even My Love Bride thinks it is gross, sophomoric, and immature, but she still laughs every single time it comes on.


"Who wants chower?" - Lois Griffin

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Democrats are RUNNING SCARED!!!!


The democrats' "powers that be" are thinking of trashing the concept of town hall meetings, according to the Wall Street Journal.

They have been holding town hall meetings in an effort to build support for healthcare-reform legislation, but opponents have been attending the events and voicing their opposition.

As a result, democrats are reconsidering the town hall format for alternatives such as audio conferences and invitation-only small-group meetings.

here to read the article.

"Democrats used scare tactics, ... They have no convictions, they have no principles, no ideas." - Bill Frist

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Jimmy Carter: My Instincts Were Right!!! HE IS A JERK

After I woke up this morning, I found an article on about the Ronald Kessler book "In the President's Secret Service: Behind the Scenes With Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect." Click here to read the article.

It describes what a jerk President Jimmy Carter was/is. I had the opportunity to meet Carter 20 years ago and of course, I went. He was doing a book signing in Houston and My Lovely Bride and I went to get books signed. After all, he was a President of the United States and autographed copies of his books would be nice additions to our library. In addition, autographed books by a President would command a nice price if we ever decided to sell them.

I had always had my doubts about Carter. My impression was, as still is, that he was a phony. When he did the Playboy interview in 1976, he made a statement of which I will use a my quote for this post. Said quote just reinforces the fact that liberal democrats are a bunch of crazy, self absorbed lunatics.

I am going to get Kessler's book today. It will make a nice read before I go back to school.

"Because I'm just human and I'm tempted and Christ set some almost impossible standards for us. The Bible says, "Thou shalt not commit adultery." Christ said, I tell you that anyone who looks on a woman with lust has in his heart already committed adultery. I've looked on a lot of women with lust. I've committed adultery in my heart many times.... This is something that God recognizes, that I will do and have done, and God forgives me for it. But that doesn't mean that I condemn someone who not only looks on a woman with lust but who leaves his wife and shacks up with somebody out of wedlock. Christ says, don't consider yourself better than someone else because one guy screws a whole bunch of women while the other guy is loyal to his wife. The guy who's loyal to his wife ought not to be condescending or proud because of the relative degree of sinfulness." - Jimmy Carter.

A Short Vacation, A Resort, and a NEW Radio Station

My Lovely Bride and I snuck away from a few days to Lake Charles, Louisiana for a short vacation. We stayed at L'Auberge du Lac Hotel and Casino (pictured at the left).

My Lovely Bride had stayed there, with a friend from back east, earlier this summer. I told her we needed to get away for a few days, so away we went.

While we were there, I picked up on a radio station that plays the best music. It is KHLA-FM 92.9 "The Lake". It plays songs from the 50s, 60s and 70s that I have not heard in a long time.

Their website is
here. They do broadcast on the Internet, so I think they may be my new choice for listening when I am on the computer. It is too bad I cannot pick them up back in Texas.

Check it out. I think you may like it. Again, their website is

"I used to rock 'n roll all night and party everyday. Then it was every other day. Now I'm lucky if I can find half an hour a week in which to get funky." - Homer Simpson

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Sean Hannity's Freedom Concert in Houston: WE WERE THERE!

This past Saturday night, My Lovely Bride and I attended Sean Hannity's Freedom Concert at The Woodlands (north of Houston).

We had third row seats and had the best time that we have had in years.

We both shot video and photos from the event. I will post some of the as soon as we get back from our short vacation to Louisiana.

"Saddle up. We're burning daylight." - John Wayne in "The Cowboys"

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

People Are Getting Fed Up With....OBAMA

In the last 30 days, I have posted very little on this forum. That is the longest drought in Texas Truth history.

The fact is that I have been busy and really needed a break from blogging. This country and the issues that surround it are spinning out of control and I just needed a break.

However, I am back and ready to expound my views on the issues that effect the world. I am refreshed and ready to go.

Today, actually this morning, I was reading DrudgeReport and found an article posted with the image to the below.
I really like this image. It resonates with the theme that most of us feel about The Current Temporary Resident of the White House.

I say more power to the people that post such things. Imagesm some much worse than this, were published and posted about President George W. Bush during his eight years in office and few, if any on the left raised objection.

There was a quote with the article by Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson, calling the depiction, politically mean spirited and dangerous.

"Depicting the president as demonic and a socialist goes beyond political spoofery. It is mean-spirited and dangerous."

Hutchinson is challenging the group or individual that put up the poster to have the courage and decency to publicly identify themselves.


Why should the person reveal his of her identity? Just to be ridiculed and attacked by the left and The Boy Wonder's brown shirts.


More people are getting upset with Little Barry Sortoro and his administration. The lights are dimming and perhaps a quote from football great Don Meredith may become true sooner than we think.

"Turn out the lights. The party's over."