Saturday, December 01, 2007

THE SHOWDOWN

Packers vs. Cowboys - Round 2 will be coming soon, but in the mean time to the victors goes the spoils. Enjoy! It won't last long.



I can't wait for the rematch.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Refs Give Game To Dallas - UPDATED

That was the worst officiated game I have ever seen. It started out with Harris taking the ball from TO and a ref who could not even see the play called it dead on supposed forward progress. The next big, blatant bad call was a pass interference call when it was obvious that the players legs had just become tangled. These horrible calls led to 14 points for Dallas. It really makes you wonder.

Woodson and KGB were greatly missed as the defense got almost no pressure on Romo the entire game. Enough of the bad. Everything went Dallas' way and they played a great game. Congratulations to them, but vengeance shall be ours (hopefully) in the playoffs.

Three things that were awesome was all three of my favorite players had a great game. Grant had 14 attempts for 94 yards and 2 TD's. Hawk had 7 tackles and seemed to always be in the mix of things. Finally, Aaron Rodgers had a chance to prove himself and boy did he ever; 18 of 26 for 201 yards and a TD plus 5 rushing attempts for 30 yards. Congratulations to these guys and to Rodgers, I have never doubted you. Hopefully the rest of the Packers nation won't anymore.

Favre was injured in the game, but his injury does not appear to be serious. He took a helmet to the right elbow. Our prayers for a quick recovery.

UPDATE:

Here is what a very wise man had to say about the game.

Packers Pre Game Report - And A Little Trash Talk - UPDATED

Well we are 4 hours and 20 minutes away from probably the biggest game of my life. I have never been so excited about a game, not even a superbowl. One thing that I have quickly noticed from the coverage is that almost everyone is expecting the Pack to lose. Well, I would not count on it.

I think the key to the game is to get after Romo early. He has proven that if he feels pressure he will throw an interception; you just have to be ready for it. Owens is a joke. The man does not even deserve to play in the NFL after all of his stunts. If we frustrate him early he will drop balls like a gumball machine. The biggest concern I have is Witten and Dallas' running game.

As for the Pack, and I can't believe I am going to say this, our biggest asset is Favre and his experience. I am also hoping that Grant gets to have another big game, we are going to need him. Our wide receivers are absolutely exceptional and lead by a real man that TO could learn from, Donald Driver. Click here for the Dope Sheet.

UPDATE:

Woodson and KGB are both out. This is obviously horrible news for us Packers fans. I still believe that we will win though, but it is going to be a lot harder.

Packers-Cowboys

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has an aritcle on which parts of the state will get local coverage and which will have to watch it on the NFL Network. They also have a nifty little Network Coverage Map.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Founding Fathers Quote

But with respect to future debt; would it not be wise and just for that nation to declare in the constitution they are forming that neither the legislature, nor the nation itself can validly contract more debt, than they may pay within their own age, or within the term of 19 years.

Thomas Jefferson

Sean Taylor Shooting

To the Sean Taylor family I would like to say that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort and keep them in their sorrow.

Before I go into my thoughts on this story I would like to ask anyone who reads this to contact the family and support them during their time of sorrow.

The details of this tragic story are all over the news and Internet so I will not bother with them. I only want say what I see and hope the authorities are investigating. The prior break in at the Taylor home in Miami on November 18, where a knife was left on his bed was a warning. I believe this was a calling card, a death threat.

I would like to know what the authorities were doing to protect Taylor and his family. Surely, if I can see this they did. Obviously, I cannot know the motive, but I can see that it was someone who was inexperienced or scared. They shot Taylor in the leg once and the wall once then left. They left his girlfriend and baby alive. I have not heard of anything being stolen. It appears they were there for one thing and they unfortunately achieved their goal when Taylor died from his gun shot wound.

Second Amendment - An Election Issue

Second Amendment: A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

I know a lot of people will disagree with me on this subject and that is their right, but this story is an example of why we were given this right and why states like Connecticut made provisions for it.

Connecticut: Every citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the state (1818).

The right of the people and every citizen meant just that. That is why every time there is an assault weapons ban or a Mayor Giuliani supporting gun control and making it almost impossible for a citizen to exercise their constitutional right everyone's rights have been infringed. There was no exception given to the government, but they have taken it anyway.

This election has it's important issues and I believe this is one of the most important issues when voting for a presidential candidate or any level of representation. Once you lose a right, it will be next to impossible to get it back. It was also the founding fathers' and my belief that if citizens were not armed there would be no check or balance on the government.

Don't give up your rights, learn your candidates stands on your rights and vote wisely.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Catholic League News Release

CHRISTMAS CENSORS ARE OUT IN FORCE

November 27, 2007

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on efforts to censor Christmas:

“We haven’t hit December yet and already the politically correct police are out in force trying to censor Christmas. Here’s a sample:

· For 75 years, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce sponsored the ‘Hollywood Christmas Parade.’ When it refused to sponsor the parade this year, the L.A. City Council took over, renaming it the ‘Hollywood Santa Parade.’

· The Department of Housing and Urban Development has censored Christmas religious symbols from its housing complexes.

· No Christmas decorations are allowed on school buses in parts of Vermont.

· A Jewish public official in Wisconsin wants to rename the State Capitol Holiday Tree the Christmas Tree, but is being opposed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation.

· Chattanooga has banned a live nativity scene from its public festivities.

· Sonoma City Council has nixed religious displays on the Plaza.

· Voters in Berkley, Michigan have forbidden a crèche at City Hall.

· Fort Collins, Colorado says it is okay to have green and red lights outside city buildings, but only secular symbols are allowed inside.

· After Briarcliff Manor, New York was ordered to erect a crèche next to a menorah, the village elected to ban all religious symbols.

· Residents in Olean, New York are fighting over privately owned nativity scenes being displayed in city parks.

· A nativity scene in front of the Ypsilanti Township fire hall in Michigan has been banned.

· No religious symbols are allowed in Seattle-Tacoma airport, but trees made of cardboard are legit.

· Nativity scenes at Texas Tech are not permissible, but a tree is okay. The official in charge says, ‘We’re not saying it’s a holiday tree, because it’s a Christmas tree, but we choose to do a tasteful tree that really anybody can embrace.’ Great idea!

“There you have it. The multicultural monsters are rearing their ugly heads once again, showing what they really mean by tolerance for diversity.”

Bears Defeat Broncos In Overtime, 37-34

I have been busy and was not able to get this post out as quickly as I would have liked, but better late than never. I was very pleased with the Bear's win on Sunday, however many fans, including myself, still question Ron Turner's (offensive coordinator) play calling and Bob Babich's (defensive coordinator) poor adjustments. In fact there is a lot of criticism over the Bears' coaching staff, with the exception of Coach Dave Toub who called a phenomenal special teams game.

Several key plays in the game came from special team players. Cornerback Charles Tillman blocked a punt midway through the fourth quarter, which set up a late touchdown and helped result in the overtime in which kicker, Robbie Gould, produced the winning 3 points, and Devin Hester returned a kickoff and punt return for two touchdowns in the second half that seemed to wake up the team.

The Bears somehow remained in the game despite senseless penalties, breakdowns on defense, many dropped passes and the loss of their primary running back Cedric Benson (if you consider that a loss).

A highlight play came from Adrian Peterson. Several plays after Tillman's block Rex Grossman handed off to Peterson who, along with the Bear's offensive line plowed through a mass of Broncos for a touchdown. At first it appeared he had been stopped; then John Tait, Terrence Metcalf, Roberto Garza and Olin Kreutz joined the pile behind Peterson and kept driving it. After the game Peterson stated, "It was all them. I heard somebody say, 'Stop!' Then I heard somebody else say, "No, go!' So I knew it wasn't all me."

The offensive line did not do it's job as well as it could have. They allowed three sacks of Grossman and committed a number of holding penalties. This did not help give Grossman the confidence he needed who was 17-of-33 with 193 yards. This was due to several dropped passes. He had a touchdown and an interception.

All in all, their performance was good enough for the win, but not the strong enough for the playoffs. If the coaching staff can pull the team together (a stronger offense and defense with less penalties) and the players can perform in a manner like that of their tradition they may be able to polish a tarnished record.

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Monday, November 26, 2007

Truth Squad: Response to Fred Thompson on Abortion and the HLA

Team Huckabee

November 26, 2007

On Fox News Sunday [11/25/07], Sen. Fred Thompson claimed that Gov. Huckabee "supported the same thing that I've been saying as late as last year, leave [abortion] up to that states, essentially." This is simply not true. Unlike Thompson, Gov. Huckabee's position on abortion respects both federalism and the sanctity of human life.

Gov. Huckabee agrees with Thompson that life begins at conception and that abortion is the taking of human life. He also agrees with Thompson that Roe v. Wade is based on an illegitimate application of the Constitution and that the federal government has no right to allow or prohibit abortion. Where they differ is that Thompson supports a "pro-choice" position for the individual states: He does not support the Human Life Amendment and is content to let the states authorize the destruction of innocent human life.

In contrast, Gov. Huckabee supports a constitutional amendment that would be proposed by Congress and ratified by the state legislatures. The Tenth Amendment makes explicit the notion that the federal government is limited only to the powers granted in the Constitution. For this reason, Gov. Huckabee believes that a constitutional amendment is necessary to ensure that every human being, from the moment of conception to natural death, is not denied equal protection of the law.

Gov. Huckabee has always supported passage of a constitutional amendment to protect the right to life. His convictions regarding the sanctity of life have always been clear and consistent, without equivocation or wavering. Regrettably, the same cannot be said of Sen. Thompson.

News Release: Mike Huckabee Receives Endorsement of Republican Sportshooters Association

November 26, 2007

Little Rock, AR – Former Arkansas Governor and Republican Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee received the endorsement of the Republican Sportshooters Association at a sportsmen’s “meet and greet and skeet shoot” just outside Spartanburg, South Carolina yesterday.

“The Second Amendment is not about loving guns, it is about ensuring freedom,” said Huckabee.

During his remarks, Huckabee told the crowd the story about the rusty old 20 gauge shotgun in his rifle cabinet at home that was his father’s gun, and how one day that gun will be his sons. “You don’t hear stories about fathers passing down video games to their sons,” he quipped.

Wayne Wilkenson, President of the Republican Sportshooters Association, stated: “Mike Huckabee is the authentic consistent conservative, who shares our love of faith, family and freedom. The preservation, promotion, and protection of faith, family, and freedom is the mission of the Republican Sportshooters Association. It is our honor to endorse a candidate who shares our mission and shares our values.”

Huckabee, an ardent supporter of the Second Amendment, was named one of Outdoor Life Magazine’s “25 Most Influential Hunters and Fishermen” earlier this month.

He also has an A+ from the National Rifle Association, an organization in which he has been a lifelong member. Last year, Huckabee won the prestigious One Shot Antelope Shot in Lander, Wyoming – along with National Wild Turkey Federation President Rob Keck and Ranger Boats Founder Forrest Wood.

Huckabee picked up the endorsement after nearly 24-hours of non-stop campaigning in South Carolina, which included attending Saturday’s Clemson-South Carolina football game, speaking at two church services, attending a reception at the home of State Senator David Thomas in Greenville, and skeet shooting (with his wife Janet) at the sportsmen’s event in Spartanburg on Sunday.

Catholic League News Release

“GOLDEN COMPASS” SPIN DOCTORS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today as follows:

“The spin doctors for ‘The Golden Compass’ are working overtime to rescue the movie from Philip Pullman’s agenda. Here’s a sampling:

“In yesterday’s Boston Globe, the film studio’s house theologian, Donna Freitas, said Pullman’s books ‘are deeply Christian in their theology.’ Then how does she explain why the English atheist organization, the National Secular Society, loves Pullman’s books? And how does she explain Pullman’s statement that he agrees with his character Mary Malone who, in The Amber Spyglass (the third volume of his trilogy), says, ‘The Christian religion is a very powerful and convincing mistake’?

“In the current Newsweek, Pullman lashes out at me saying, ‘To regard it [his storytelling] as this Donohue man has said—that I’m a militant atheist, and my intention is to convert people—how the hell does he know that?’ That’s easy—I just quote him: ‘I’m trying to undermine the basis of Christian belief.’

“In his books, Pullman refers to ‘Dust’ as an invisible substance with mysterious qualities. To Dr. Spin, Freitas, ‘Dust is the Holy Spirit.’ Really? Then why did the screenwriter, Chris Weitz, tell Hanna Rosin of the Atlantic Monthly that the producers of the movie told him to take the following line out of the film: ‘Dust is sin’?

“Weitz recently said it is ‘wrongheaded’ to say Pullman wants to ‘kill God.’ Yet Pullman has admitted that ‘My books are about killing God.’

“Both Weitz and Pullman confess that their primary goal is to see that ‘The Golden Compass’ succeeds so that there will be a film version of books two and three. Weitz has said that the producer, New Line Cinema, has been concerned about the movie’s ‘perceived antireligiosity making it an unviable project financially.’ Thus, the need to water down the anti-Catholicism. Pullman says he needs to be careful talking about his motives lest he ‘talk the other two films out of existence.’ To which I say, ‘Keep talking and insert foot.’”

It's About The Children, Not Politics

While President Bush has been great on the pro-life issues, he has not been able to win over opponents from the other side the way Mike Huckabee would be able to do. We don't need just another pro-life President, we need a pro-life President who can articulate our position and bring the child to the forefront of the argument and not the political ramifications.

Here is a great article by LifeNews.com:

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- When it comes to the Republican presidential candidates, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee insists in a new interview that he is the strongest. He says that's because none of the other top-tier GOP hopefuls support a human life amendment to the Constitution as he does.

While Rudy Giuliani is clearly pro-abortion, the human life amendment has been a sticky subject among the leading pro-life Republican candidates. [read more]

Believe

Sunday, November 25, 2007

What About Them Bears?

Now that we have seen that the Bears' issues did not lie on one man, and one man alone, and Grossman has been placed back in his rightful spot we look to today's game to see if the team can pull it together. Look for the Bears to win against the Broncos if their offense and defense can get the job done.

Let's remember the all important point that Grossman will only be as good as the receivers. Grossman can throw perfect pass everytime, hitting the receiver dead in the chest, and if the receiver does not complete the pass it was all for nothing. On the other hand Grossman and the offense can perform perfectly and the Bears still lose if the defense let's the Broncos run down the field unchallenged or decide to take plays off. In that same point, just because that incomplete counts against Grossman's stats does not make it Grossman's failure.

Grossman has much to prove in this game and really needs to have his best game ever, but whether or not it will give the Bears the win will depend on the whether or not the coaching staff and players have done their jobs.

Photo of Soldier Field, Chicago, IL

Press Release: Huckabee Campaign Manager Responds To Thompson Negative Attacks

November 25, 2007

Little Rock, AR - Huckabee for President Campaign Manager Chip Saltsman issued the following statement today in response to news releases by the Thompson campaign about Governor Mike Huckabee:

"The desperate attacks on Governor Huckabee by Fred Thompson are evidence that Fred's show is running out of material and he's left to cranking out re-runs. Fred has been confused about being pro-life, but Governor Huckabee never has been. Governor Huckabee helped successfully lead the passage of human life amendment in his state and as governor signed numerous pro-life bills. Fred was taking money as a Washington lobbyist to be a mouthpiece for a pro-abortion group when Governor Huckabee was leading the March for Life. Governor Huckabee always has supported a Human Life Amendment, but also knows that the repeal of Roe v. Wade is better than the current laws.

"The Thompson campaign is also distorting Governor Huckabee's views on illegal immigration by failing to recognize that sealing the border is his top priority. Regarding legislation to stop illegals from getting drivers' licenses, Act 2210 of 2005 was signed into law by Governor Huckabee. The legislation made it illegal for a driver's license to be issued to anyone who could not prove legal residency in Arkansas.

"It's not surprising that Fred has hired an attack dog to churn out the very kind of 'hit and run' politics that Americans are sick of. Governor Huckabee is rising to Fred's fall precisely because he is telling America what he would do to solve America's problems while Fred is left to trying to resort to political dumpster diving."