My Rule for Life

I would rather live my life as if there is a God, and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't, and die to find out there is.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Day America Died!

December 7, 1941, was the date that will live in infamy.   June 28, 2012 is the day America 



DIED


Armed revolution is just around the corner and was legitimized with today's  Supreme Court Ruling.


Pops

Monday, June 25, 2012

DEAL STRESSES COMPLIANCE, (Education is Dead at OSU)



OSU's new football coach, Urban Meyers' contract is 33 pages long.  Since the university has/was and still is under close scrutiny by the NCAA.  Apparently the university wants to appear totally absorbed in running a squeaky clean football program. After the Jim Tressel fiasco with players trading memorabilia for tattoos drew attention to OSU. Then ensuing botched investigation by the athletic director  (create a $250K job for my wife) Gene Smith  OSU liberals are craving less attention from the NCAA and more attention from athletic BIG  $$$ donors.

One only has to examine, not too closely I might add, to see that winning is still tantamount at OSU.  A few of the highlights of coach Meyers' contract are:

Base Salary                                          $ 750,000

Media Promotions                               1,850,000
and public relations
Equipment and shoe Contract            1,400,000
Remain under contract Jan 2016          750,000 

Remain under contract Jan 2014          450,000
National Championship appearance      250,000

You do the math Darrell.  That looks like a pretty good chunk of change to this ol' farm boy.

Excuse me, I forgot,

Team GPA average 3.0      $50,000
Team GPA average 3.5      150,000
(This is compliance section?)

National Championship appearance $250,000, ....motivate 50-60 college jocks to study $50,000 Hmm.

It's all about the money and don't let anyone tell you any different!
EDUCATION IS DEAD @ OSU

Pops

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Above the Fold

I had the opportunity this morning to see the local Columbus rag.  It's commonly called the Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch.  Placement above the fold as we all know is paramount to "getting the word out".  If you are a "lean to the left" rag such as the Columbus Dispatch "the Word" translates to "our Word". This translates to the Democratic Party, local, which runs Columbus and then the National Democratic Party. 

So why was "above the fold so eye catching?  On the right side of the paper the headlines read "Broader Health Care Coverage".  Who isn't for broader health care coverage with the pending doom of obamacare breathing hotly down our necks .  Hopefully there are 5 Supreme Court Justices who will keep their head about them and strike down this unconstitutional law.  

The "above the fold" on the left side headlines was "free Ride at OSU.  Here OSU equals Ohio State University.   Ohio State University runs the city of Columbus from behind the scenes. OSU is the largest non-governmental employer in the city of Columbus.  This leads me back to the "Broader Health Care Coverage",  A great idea until you read the story.  It seems that OSU'S Wexner Medical Center  wants to go in partnership with the Federal Government and create  a program that would offer health care to  individuals in and around the university hospital.  According to the Columbus Dispatch the program would cost $65 million over a period of 15 months.  Do the math Darrell.  That's 4.3 million dollars of hard working taxpayers money per month! 

This little plan according to the Dispatch could be in trouble if the US Supreme Court strikes down obamacare.  Again it involves another waiver like those granted to MacDonald's, Red Lobster, Regis Corp. DISH Network and over 100 more. Now, since the area around the university is being targeted, being a somewhat suspicious person I wonder where all these freebie patients would receive their healthcare.  Hmm, does the University Hospital come to mind.  Once again the lefties in Columbus Ohio are reaching their hand out and sticking in the pockets of hard working Americans.  

I really do care about people and realize that some people need healthcare and cannot afford it.  They all ready get it at the University Hospital and it's funded by those of us who have healthcare in the high insurance premiums we pay.  OSU, if you want to create a program for those without healthcare please feel free to do so.  Just leave the Federal government and ME along with  MY FELLOW AMERICANS out of it!  Simply put........... WE CAN'T AFFORD IT! 

Pops*
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

WOW!  It's been a long, long time since I've posted.  I guess it's true you get writer's block or bloggers block.  Anyway, here I am reading old posts and going trough my list of bloggers I follow.  Opps guess I better back up and give you some catch up stuff first and why I haven't been blogging.  Well you see the local sheriff has this thing about computers in jail!  Nah!  Just kidding, really.  I had some pretty extensive surgery last November which promptly got infected which caused me to wind up in the hospital on three different occasions.  I only was released to go back to work the beginning of May.  You would think with all that time on my hands I would be blogging my life away but, truly I just wasn't really up to much of anything for about 5 months.  

So here goes.  Went to church this morning which I do most Sunday mornings.  The Pastor was giving a sermon on God, The Father, and how he give everybody an opportunity to succeed in His world.  This was the heart of  the message.  However, one point his hit on struck me very, very close to home.  What did your father teach you and what have you taught your children?  This really hit home as I got to thinking about what my daughter had said to me one day after my wonderful Gretchen had passed away. 

We were talking about mom being in heaven and this and that and I remarked that Sarah had been raised as a Christian and so had mom and there was no doubt she was fixing boobers on little kids in heaven, if they had them there.  Sarah promptly replied she was raised as a Christian but not in a Christian house. 
We prayed a meal time but not in the morning, at bed or did not actively read the Bible.  She had a good point. 

My father taught me to hunt and fish, accept responsibility, show respect to my elders work had and have feelings for the other person who may not be as fortunate as I was.  I tried to teach  my sons and daughter the same things.  I believe we succeeded in part but, as Sarah put it "not a Christian home".

Now to what do I do about all those missed opportunities?

Pops

Lutheran Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Destruction of the embryo in the mother's womb is a violation of the right to live which God has bestowed upon this nascent life. To raise the question whether we are here concerned already with a human being or not is merely to confuse the issue. The simple fact is that God certainly intended to create a human being and that this nascent human being has been deliberately deprived of his life. And that is nothing but murder.

Read more about this famous Lutheran Pastor at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dietrich_Bonhoeffer