Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Below is the plot summary from The Internet Movie Database:
The film tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa's rugby team to help unite their country. Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's rugby team as they make their historic run to the 1995 Rugby World Cup Championship match.
I am a sucker for a good inspirational sports movie, but I fear "Invictus
I have NEVER been a fan of Nelson Mandela. He was a terrorist who fought against the established government in South Africa and was imprisoned for his actions.
Apartheid was horrid and unjust, but so was Mandela's socialism, and the atrocious act committed by himself and the African National Congress (ANC) should not be forgotten.
He is anti-American and until July 2, 2008, was listed on the United States' official list of terrorists. The ANC was also listed as a terrorist organization.
"Invictus" was directed by Clint Eastwood. History has shown that Eastwood was a long time conservative but recently has been described as a libertarian. He supported John McCain's bid for the White House, but was sympathetic towards Hillary Clinton's bid for the presidency.
In 2006, Eastwood directed two films about the battle of Iwo Jima in World War 2. The first one, "Flags of Our Fathers", focused on the men who raised the American flag on top of Mount Suribachi. The second one, "Letters from Iwo Jima", dealt with the tactics of the Japanese soldiers on the island and the letters they wrote to family members.
Many felt he showed disrespect for the people who fought in World War 2 by humanizing the Japanese in the second film.
As I stated earlier, I hope "Invictus" is not an attempt to further the socialist agenda that is running amok in the United States since the last election.
I hope Eastwood is not going to the Dark Side, but things being the way they are, he could have been a RINO all along, citing his support of McCain and his sympathetic view of Hillary Clinton.
"Sometimes if you want to see a change for the better, you have to take things into your own hands." - Clint Eastwood
I wonder who the third football player is?Below is a video clip from KBMT Channel 12 television in Beaumont.
"The plot thickens." - Unknown
Read the story by clickimg here.
You can click here to see the Google search page.
What about an apology to both President Bushes and Ronald Reagan for all the offensive images of them that are linked on their site?
"What's good for the goose is good for the gander." - Unknown
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Read the story in the Houston Chronicle by clicking here.
IMHO, Bolton (left) and Roundtree (above) sound like a couple of "players" who "believed" they could do as they pleased because they had the skill of catching and/or throwing a football.
I will keep everyone posted on this story.
"The family isn't happy with their daughter being assaulted or with anything surrounding the case, but they're satisfied the system is back on track. It's interesting that this is the second grand jury to hear the facts that occurred more than a year ago. Another grand jury was scheduled to hear the case in September of this year, but because of the inappropriate release of information to the grand jury from the D.A.'s office, that grand jury was denied the opportunity to hear the case. This grand jury heard essentially the same information heard by the previous grand jury. They had the Silsbee P.D. case file. This has been available to the school district and they didn't do one darned thing except yank the cheerleader out of her activities because she protested having to cheer during a basketball game for one of the people accused of sexually assaulting her." - Larry Watts, a Houston-area attorney representing the teen's family in the civil lawsuit filed in Hardin County.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Here is the article:
The Associated Press is digging into possible motives for the shootings. The military has said Hasan was scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan, but AP reporter Angela K. Brown reports that some family members suggested he was trying avoid serving overseas.Here is a response by a poster named SHunter:
Hasan's relatives who live in the Palestinian territories have said they had heard from family members that Hasan felt mistreated in the Army as a Muslim.
"He told (them) that as a Muslim committed to his prayers he was discriminated against and not treated as is fitting for an officer and American," said Mohammed Malik Hasan, 24, a cousin, told the AP from his home on the outskirts of Ramallah, a Palestinian city north of Jerusalem. "He hired a lawyer to get him a discharge."
Garbage. Absolute freaking garbage. It's almost like they (along with the media's help) are trying to justify what he did. I call BS.And yet another by DAMCMP:
If you are unhappy with deployment, then don't deploy. They can't/won't "force" you to deploy. You may go to jail or something, but they can't "force" you to go. Killing 12 random people and wounding 30 more is in no way any sort of "solution" to that problem.
He was harassed and discriminated against? Sure, it would be ignorant to assume that he never experienced any of that, but haven't we all (yes, including white people)? In fact, it sounds like he was VERY WELL LIKED by a lot of people who were around him, including neighbors and peers... The one reported incident regarding his car being keyed and an Allah bumper-sticker being ripped off resulted in the suspect being arrested. But an isolated incident of harassment/discrimination drove him to killing 12 random people and wounding 30 more?
Absolute GARBAGE. Quit trying to justify what this terrorist did. Yes, that's right, he's a terrorist. That doesn't mean that his religion definitely played a role in this, but it would be very hard to dismiss, given the extreme nature of what he did and his blog post comparing suicide attacks to jumping on a live grenade...
It just sickens me to hear his family and the media try to justify and "make sense" of this terrorist's actions....
as an Army veteran..the job is hard enough without
dumba$$es and foulups and MUSLIMS behind you with a gun......as a Major and a doctor he wasn't facing much hardcore combat...so were all the privates picking on him on the playground? I don't think so....... the Uniform Code Military Justice would not allow for that....
They both make valid points. It is a shame that I cannot use this murderer and his actions as a "teachable moment" in my classes.
The following comments were posted by people.
Why is Obama not at Fort Hood right now? over 40 U.S. Military personel are either wounded or killed on U.S. soil...Obama didn't seem to have a problem appearing on "The Late Show with David Letterman" in September or taking time out of his schedule to drink a beer with a Harvard professor and Cambridge police officer who had a dispute over a local, misdemeanor arrest in July.
fenceSitter had the following reply:
why? does a president need to go? would it not be a distraction. There were enough political grandstanders from our great gov to others running for office. sometimes the best thing is to stay away. the base is in morning. Do you know what it takes for the president to just fly down there
My response to both is as follows:
Why? Why you inquire? Because the act of going to Fort Hood does not benefit him one single bit (or so he thinks). What he does not realize, or doesn’t care, is that as a result of his inaction and insensibility to the troops at Fort Hood, he has lost their vote and support forever. History will view what he did shortly after the attack and his lack of commitment and support to the victims and their families in the hours and days following the attack as the beginning of his downfall. The military, those who have any connection to the military, and their supporters have a VERY LONG memory and THEY VOTE!!!! That one single act of inaction is the beginning of the end of his political career.
Just some food for thought and the opinion of a damn good educator!!!!
Friday, November 6, 2009
I was leaving school yesterday when I heard the news about the shooting at Fort Hood. I have had a good deal of interaction with the area and its residents for the past 40 years.
It is an area of middle class, conservative values. The people of the area are the kind of people you would want to live in your neighborhood.
To hear that Nidal Malik Hasan walked into the Soldiers’ Readiness Processing Centre on Fort Hood and begin killing soldiers and anyone who got in the way first mad me hurt...then it mad em MAD!!!
There is some discussion and debate of what Hasan's intentions were?
IMHO, there was only one reason for this senseless act!
HASEN IS A TERRORIST!
HASEN HAD BEEN PLANNING THIS!
NOT ONLY IS HE A TERRORIST..HE IS A MUSLIM TERRORIST!
I hope the have the trial of this low-life piece of trash in Texas. I would love to go see this guy put through the ringer.
As always, the main stream media is attempting to placate the liberals. Last night, I had posts and comments that were critical of Hasen and our President removed from the Houston Chronicle's site.
I guess that was because I had the guts to claim that PBo (Barack HUSSEIN Obama) is partially to blame for this act. If he would get off his butt act like a PRESIDENT, then this may have been avoided.
He stated that he was saddened by the incident and we should not jump to conclusions about the shooter.
I can jump to all the conclusions I want...This guy needs to be executed.
I would like to ask PBo how does it feel to have this terrible act happen on his watch, while he failed to act to protect pout country, our citizens, and our military?
If I did make the inquiry, I would expect the same double-talk and triple speak that he has used to get everything he wanted his entire life.