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  1. 7 points
    1. If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for being in the country illegally… you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots. 2. If you have to get your parents permission to go on a field trip or take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion… you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots. 3. If you have to show identification to board an airplane, cash a check or check out a library book, but not to vote… you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots. 4. If the government wants to ban stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines with more than ten rounds, but gives 20 F-16 fighter jets to the crazy new leaders in Egypt... you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots. 5. If, in our largest city, you can buy "two" 16-ounce sodas, but not a 24-ounce soda because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat… you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots. 6. If an 80-year-old woman and 3 yr old child can be stripped searched by the TSA, but a woman in a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched… you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots. 7. If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more… you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots. 8. If a seven year old boy can be thrown out of school for saying his teacher is cute, but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable… you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots. 9. If children are forcibly removed from parents who discipline them with spankings while children of addicts are left in filth and drug infested homes… you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots. 10. If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government intrusion, while not working is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid, subsidized housing, and free cell phones… you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots. 11. If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big screen TV while your neighbor buys iPhones, TVs and new cars, and the government forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage… you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots. 12. If being stripped of the ability to defend yourself makes you more safe according to the government… you might live in a country founded by geniuses but run by idiots.
  2. 5 points
    We find ourselves bickering much over political views, and find ourselves oft divided so fiercely that it's difficult to think we can ever find our way back together again. I have been guilty of letting these thoughts seep into my mind at times as well. I visited a somber place today, and did my soul searching. I would urge anyone to visit this place if they are feeling divided from their brothers. I have never felt more somber, or been more introspective than I was today as I visited Andersonville National Cemetery. On this week, they had the Avenue Of Flags displayed, which I'm sure added to my experience here. I should be ashamed that I've lived only 80 miles from this place for much of my life, and this was my first visit there. As you first enter the cemetery, and set foot onto the mass graves of over 13,000 Americans... It can't be rightly explained, the feeling that comes over you as you wander through and read the names on the markers. Markers that are set so close together that it seems strange and difficult to understand, until you look at the plaques that explain why these particular markers are set in this manner. These men are buried that close and even closer together than that in trenches. Many unknown, many using aliases, and many that were proud of their state, name and rank thus it is displayed accordingly on a monument here. Eventually as you walk through these thousands of markers, they finally give way to numerous normally spaced graves of service men and women that have died in the years since the Civil War. As one wanders through this place and witnesses the multitudes of servicemen and women that are interred here, you try to make mental notes of the names inscribed upon the stones, but you still can't quite shake the mass graves from your mind. Among these normally spaced stones, stand monuments from the states that lost the men that are interred in the mass graves. Illinois, with their native son the president during this time stands as one of the more poignant as it carries the words of president Lincoln on either side. There are so many feelings to process here. I'm thankful that the Avenue of Flags were on display this weekend to help keep me near my center. At Andersonville National Cemetery, the Avenue of Flags are flown for the National Former P.O.W. Recognition Day (today) along with four other dates of national significance. Memorial Day, Independence Day. National P.O.W./M.I.A. Recognition Day and Veteran's Day Weekends. If you can go, I suggest trying to make it on one of those days so perhaps the flags there can help keep you centered as they did me. The National Prisoner of War Museum was great as well. You get a whole different feeling of indebtedness to these men and women that have been captured defending us, and our collective values. Many of them share how they felt as they were being captured, and during their imprisonment in almost every war since WWII on poignant videos placed in various displays throughout the museum. If you are ever anywhere near this National Historic Site, it is well worth the time and fuel to visit. I went thinking I'd spend a couple of hours there and ended up spending most of the day right there.
  3. 5 points
    These strikes in Syria are nothing more than a sleight of hand to get the American publics attention off the Trump-Russia connection. This airstrike did very, very little actual damage to the airfield. We used $110-million dollars in missiles to do a couple hundred thousand dollars of damage. We didnt WANT to do much damage... we didnt want to cause much harm because we arent doing it to send an actual message to Syria/Russia. It was 100% intended to take the attention off the Trump-Russia scandal and make people think "Trump definitely wouldnt have done that if he was in cahoots with Russia". But what did he really do? Destroy a few planes and put a few holes in the roof of a couple plane hangars? Thats NOTHING compared to the fact he probably changed the mind of 75% of the world about him being in bed with Russia. Blah. Nonsense. I guarantee you... America will do absolutely nothing else in Syria vs Assad or his government. Bc thats all it took to take the attention away. It'll be tough TALK from here on out. And talk means absolutely shit.
  4. 3 points
    I know I'll catch shit for this but I have to. DLS losing OOS early in season is night and day difference compared to the seasons last game. I know everyone improves but the difference between DLS's first game to last is much greater than other teams first to last. The reason is their line play and the time it takes to get it going. I would take DLS over every team they lost to early in the year If they were to play again in last game. They may lose still (Bosco 09, STA) but it wouldn't be an ass wipping. Exception is last year. They didn't have the players.
  5. 2 points
    i do... last year it was obvious Desoto wouldve struggled big time without Robinson Duncanville's young defense was excellent... according to max preps... it appears theyll have at least 60 seniors on their roster we know what samples does with that type of talent
  6. 2 points
    Other then combat where it is more reaction then anything. I cant imagine a time where I would grab a gun point it at anyone and pull the trigger. What is wrong with people? Don't give me "it's the guns fault" Ive never bought that bullshit. CA has strict gun laws and this crap still happens. You don't blame the fork when an obese person shovels food down their gullet. Just sad man.
  7. 2 points
    Typical and not surprised at all, I bet this happens much much more than realized. Somehow its not his fault though, some ignorant asswipe will try to blame our current President or something else that's White, lol. Oh well, shit happens and Nor's living proof.
  8. 2 points
    Not until Eric, Barry, Hills, Loretta, and Susan are in Club Fed!
  9. 2 points
    The Roswell name reminds me of Astro trying to say Cogswell (Cogswell Cogs )
  10. 2 points
    The jersey guys had a epic meltdown over a interference call and the botched FG attempt that turned into a first down in OT which lead to the MV winning TD.I mean rule books and video were involved in that meltdown
  11. 2 points
    That year you really could not have gone wrong with either of those 3. I got to watch SJB in the bowl game and man those kids looked like grown men playing D1 college. The game was so fast and hard hitting. How cool would a bowl series with those 3 teams have been at the end of the year?
  12. 2 points
    Georgia boy and proud of it but Andersonville is not something to be proud of. From what I've read, I don't really think the treatment of prisoners was intentionally poor but more a function of no available resources. It seems as though the Southern troops were only marginally better off than the prisoners and that probably was due more to not being crammed in as tight. MHS, I would tend to disagree about being as divided. There are divisive problems to be sure but underneath I tend to believe we all feel that we are Americans. At the time of the Great Northern Aggression/War Between the States/Civil War depending on your persuasion, the feeling of national belonging didn't exist as it does today. Back then was still too close to the nation's founding and people had much more allegiance to their state than their country. I tend to believe that is reversed today. The Great War, WWII, Korea, all these cemented the feeling of working together to combat a great evil. The population migrations after WWII from the south to the north and back again weakened the local ties. I am not saying people don't still have pride in their home or their heritage, just that in many cases identification and affiliation with those areas are not as tight.
  13. 2 points
  14. 2 points
    Not hate. Remember when all we use to argue about was football? That's what made the HSFB site special IMO. I want to get back to those days...l
  15. 2 points
    no one hates GA It is the overreaching posts that made GA a target.
  16. 2 points
    Not to excuse Andersonville, as it was horrible, but I think there were a couple reasons it got really bad late in the war. The south Georgia location made it harder for the Confederate government to oversee. More importantly, Confederate troops were starving - hard to feed POWs in that case. In fact, Union camps got worse because Stanton reduced rations to what Rebel troops were known to be getting in terms of food.
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  18. 2 points
    In Georgia...the surprise team will be....(drum roll)..... LOWNDES Lime Sink predicts that they will go UNDEFEATED.......... In Non-Region Play !!!! Rufus>>
  19. 1 point
    That's one reason I don't post over there more, even though they pretty much keep it football, there is so much bs posted.
  20. 1 point
    In some big games there were letdowns. Since Rudock probably O'Korn late in the '12 season playoffs run was the best performer. As far as being overrated, Imo Freebeck takes the nod over Allen. Lescano/O'Korn '11 season was the oddest.
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  22. 1 point
    I agree 100%. I lost some great friends. Some way to gruesome to describe to a few posters who never served trying to tell me what it takes to serve, that's for sure. If you never served you have no idea. People think its all mom dad and American pie. Or you're an adrenalin junkie. You do it for those friends in your unit. You fight and want to get back because you know there isn't anyone else in the world who will have your back like they will. You sure don't do it for message board posters.
  23. 1 point
    I don't agree with this Max. I was in the AF for 20 and we long did away with it being a place for folks to "hang out". It's difficult to get in and most tech schools are competitive, so one really needs to have the desire to want to serve, move around, etc. and the few special ops jobs we have are even more rigorous and intense.
  24. 1 point
    It wouldn't have been close. Roswell would've gotten up for the game, been hype, gameplanned with a then John Ford (Coach) Roswell would've handled them. 31-7 at the very least. I could see a case for bigger, not smaller. Talent, coaching, and depth would be much in favor of Roswell. Sorry, that smells like a blowout
  25. 1 point
    As opposed to the most recent, most racist prez ever who just left office?
  26. 1 point
    I wish Cass Tech would have played someone legit last year.
  27. 1 point
    at least. They would have owned the trenches and bullied them IMO.
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  29. 1 point
    Consuela has scheduled (3) OOS/OOD schools which we have never played before. All Three will be Top 50 and two will be Top 25 in the nation. Mater Dei's preleague schedule is: Bishop Amat Bishop Gorman La Mirada Bergen Catholic St. Mary's of Stockton League Schedule Servite Santa Margarita OLU JSerra St. John Bosco Playoffs to include Corona Centennial Mission Viejo De La Salle
  30. 1 point
    District Track meets in Texas are starting this week.
  31. 1 point
    How many times are we going to address this? I don't see any reason to even compare the TL as OLU, servite, SM and J Serra have done no thing in that league. They have not been competitive in league play nor do they have marquee OOS wins. The entire discussion about the TL is off as the only comparison is to SJB and I've already provided teams across the country that have had similar OOS and instate success as them. Allen has dominated their district, but occasionally they have had close games with teams in league play. Allen also is 4-0 OOS with all the teams played either winning a state title or playing in their respective state championships. Desoto, cedar hill, south Grand Prairie and duncanville: 2 of those schools have won 3 titles in the past 4 years. The WCAC with demantha and SJC is stout at the top with DM having quality wins similar to SJB. The same can be said for MC, carol city and MNW, same league but very stout with titles between those teams. Even the BNU may be as tough when you consider the teams outside of MD and SJB. Like I said, we will see about MD this year, they can carry the flag for the TL and show their muscle, but up to this point, the rest have done nothing more than any other middle of the road conference team.
  32. 1 point
    Like a Syrian citizen just said on CNN .... "With all due respect, we don't want to come to America, we want to be safe in OUR country." The answer isnt for EVERY person in the world that lives in a shit hole country to come to America. The answer is to make THEIR country safe for them.
  33. 1 point
    Twice in the last five years ('16 and '13), MD has finished the year ranked in the top 10 nationally. MD also beat the eventual Pac-5 Champions and California Open Division Champions (SJB in '16) and the eventual Pac-5 Champions and California Open Division Runner-ups (Cen10 in '14). And JSerra and SM both have wins against MD during that period (in '15, '14, and '13), which means that even middling TL teams are capable of beating nationally-ranked teams.
  34. 1 point
    I don't dispute that at all but when he killed close to half a million people, the same folks in congress praising Trump wouldn't give Obama approval for military action. hell many of the same people praising Trump wouldn't even take in these people as refugees now that Assad has allegedly killed much less all systems are a go.....makes little sense ------- also there was absolutely no benefit in Assad gassing his own people... and many foreign governments claim the people they're fightin did this Trumo couldn't have been better ...for Isis
  35. 1 point
    LOL....some people might say...Rab needs more than that...but we'll go with YOUR interpretation. You are such a swell guy....(Smile). Heading to the....Blessing of the Fleet. Catch you guys this afternoon when the Masters hits Amen Corner. Rufus>>
  36. 1 point
    Georgia coaches when top teams like Mater Dei start calling
  37. 1 point
    United States Marine Corps. 8 years. 0321/8541 MOS. E-6 Oregon and Texas National Guard. 4 years. 18B MOS. E-7 Glad you served with honor. Ill compare military resumes anytime you want to. Doesnt mean you are always right. Usually, the loudest are seldom right. Trumps ducking 5 times is disgraceful to me. Carry on.
  38. 1 point
    Dude I don't support or agree with anything he said. Ive just been on the wrong side too many times when someone feels they way they think is the only way.
  39. 1 point
    You mean in your opinion right nor? Just because nor feels one way does not make that the correct way. I know that is hard for you to understand but try.
  40. 1 point
    Absurd. Ask the Democrat leadership. The Donald takes his marching orders from Vlad.


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