Greetings once again from the Jingoistic Right Wing Conspiratorial Xenophobes Of West Texas.
Well, well, well…….. FINALLY at age 90 Fidel Castro bit the dust. Fidel’s death saddened me on the level of the deaths of: IDI AMIN, FRANCOIS (PAPA DOC) DUVALIER and MICHAEL JACKSON….. and that would be NOT AT ALL.
I have heard several stories about just whom Barack Hussein Obama intends to send to the funeral services of this dictatorial mutt (NOW DECEASED) and if it were up to me I would send Anthony Weiner, Colin Kaepernick, and O.J. Simpson on a week end pass. As you may have guessed, Weiner, Kaepernick, and O.J. are not among my favorites either.
Now, do you suppose that anything in Cuba will actually change. When Fidel appointed his brother Raul Castro to replace him do you think that business as usual would probably in effect?
Without going very deep into the life of Fidel Castro, he will more than likely be remembered as a Dictatorial Communist who caused the deaths of many of his countrymen. Sort of reminds me of a few other European, African, and Asian leaders we have seen in our lifetimes.
BUT, with the Texas High School Football Playoffs going into the final two weeks, the loss suffered by the San Angelo Central Bobcats to the #1 ranked Allen Eagles last Friday was more important to me than Fidel’s biting the big one.
Last week I checked my bank statement and it was off by $144.00. I went through the statement line by line and noticed that on November 21st there was a withdrawal of $144 by an insurance company. I had not knowingly authorized anyone in the past 20 years to make an automatic withdrawal from my main checking account, or any other account for that matter. I do have a couple of annual automatic deposits for the required minimum distribution of the IRAs that we have BUT NO AUTOMATIC WITHDRAWALS other than those over 20 years old for one life insurance premium and one long term healthcare premium.
SO, I went to my bank and they let me borrow an office and put me in contact with the department which handles the challenges to such occurrences. I spoke with a very nice and helpful young lady in Florida and she had credited my account with the $144 prior to my leaving the local bank. She asked me to contact the insurance company and let them know that they were not authorized for such withdrawals which I agreed to do. BUT, of course since this was the Friday following Thanksgiving, the insurance office was closed and I had to contact them on Monday morning…… NOW, here is where the fun begins.
I called the number of the insurance company which had been furnished to me by the bank. The call, of course, was answered by a recording with multiple options, none of which really dealt with my problem. SO, finally there was an option to talk to a LIVE REPRESENTATIVE. THEN, I got put on hold for approximately 28 minutes. Normally I would have hung up but I wanted to get to the bottom of this so I stayed on the line via speaker. NOW, while waiting on hold, I was treated to a little tune played on some chimes which was about 30 seconds in length…. at the end of this irritating little 30 second tune, it IMMEDIATELY REPEATED ITSELF. Now just divide 30 seconds into 28 minutes and you will learn that I was subjected to this irritating little tune 56 times…….. THEN a live lady came on the line and I explained to her my problem and she finally located by name and policy number and before I could blink…. she said…. “I WILL HAVE TO CONNECT YOU WITH AN EXPERT.” THEN, I was put on hold for another 17 minutes while waiting for the EXPERT.
NOW, what do you suppose I had to pass those 17 minutes? YEP, you’re right… the same idiotic song played over and over again… and in my case it was 34 more times. Then finally a guy came on the line and I explained to him what had occurred and wanted to get this insurance either removed entirely from my name OR if they were really interested in my taking the policy, they could MAIL me an invoice and if I was still interested, I would send them a money order but that I had not knowingly authorized an automatic withdrawal of funds. I was pretty polite considering that I had been forced to listen to that dippy little tune 70 times.
BUT, they guy wanted to argue and he told me that he had my signature on a form that gave them permission to make this annual withdrawal. AND, once again I explained to him that I had not KNOWINGLY signed anything which gave them that authority AND that the authority had been CANCELLED a couple of days prior to our conversation and that I had changed my mind …. and that UNLESS the company PAID ME $144 per year to take the policy that they could just save the postage.
I guess, that what I am trying to do is to warn people about some of these annual policies (this particular one was for medial air service provided by the NRA) which require your signature is actually an authorization for them to withdraw those funds every year. I suppose that I was guilty of not completely reading the form which I signed.
NOW, if this were not enough telephone call problems, over the Thanksgiving Holiday through the week end I received enough ROBO CALLS to last a lifetime. I received them from the REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE; The NRA; MICROSOFT; and several more entities whose names I did not recognize. I normally hang up but if I am in a really bad mood and have nothing else to do, I wait until I can SPEAK TO A LIVE REPRESENTATIVE….. at which time they receive a good solid blast from “THE AIR HORN FROM HELL” and while it does not put either them or me in a different tax bracket, I do get a brief moment of enjoyment from my own childish form of retaliation.
AND, on the subject of CALLS, if you are on the DO NOT CALL REGISTER, you have wasted your time. It doesn’t even slow ’em down.
Hopefully in today’s technological world, someone, somewhere, will invent a device for your home AND cellular phones which will actually TOTALLY BLOCK this type of call. BUT, while we are waiting for this to happen… I can only hope I never have to listen to that dippy little 30 second chime tune again.
Tony Aguilar, Mary Vigil, Joe & Ruth Lucero, Ted Salgado, Raoul McPeters, Bill Morrill, Marshall Newman -NM – Ella Dunlop, Kaleigh Paige Hudgens, Bobby Peiser, Bob Wallman, Maria Tupaz, Bernice Murphy, Judy Langham, Liz Deguren, Roger Tucker, Zak Krejci, Debra Blake, Mary Denson, Randy Jones, Don Weaver, Jerry Carpenter, Sherry Welch, Shirley Boatright, Dick Burnett, Freddy Dietz, Bobby Black, Kaylee King (2) – TX – Sr. Delphine Grigas (100 years old) – IL – Paul & Debby Gula, Mike Burkebak, Alan Miller, Debbie McKeown, Violet Fermin, Carlos Fernandez, Kate Nolan – FL – L.T. Drennan – OK – Lynn Jones – NE – Gladys Beasley, Barbara Urban – MD – Charles Latham, Rocky Leonard, Bette Miller, Sheriff Richard Mack – AZ – Kate Powell, Annise Kennedy, Sam Wittstruck (17 yoa), Kenny McPeters, Suzie Dove, Weston Lord, DeWayne & Donald Schendel, Ken Welty – CA – Keith Chambers, Nancy Chambers, LANA Athey, Vicki Watson – CO – Hal Whitmore – DE – Herb Johnston – NY – Lonnie Shoultz – AL – Perry Evans – AR – Jim Pinney, Carol Pinney, James E. Brady III (2 yrs. old) – OH – Joyce Marie Severino – GA – Jason Smith -MS, Josip & Lela Slivar – ZAGREB, CROATIA – Sister Clarice Carroll (83) – HAITI – RET. COL. Pete Mekkelson -WVA – CDR USN (Ret) Bob Palmer – WI Tyler Seddon – RI
GySgt. Daniel West, MSgt. (Ret) Randy Morrow , CAPT. Michael Rice, CAPT. Nick Francona, GySgt. James Walker, CAPT. George Zeigler, CAPT. Catherine Schmidt Fiancé of Capt. Zeigler) SSgt. Matt Ross, Alex Boyd, RCT Graydon J. Phillips, CAPT. Levi English, GySgt. Eric Harmon, LCPL Archer Abblitt, Maj. Todd A. O’Brien, MGySgt. ’46 – 82 (Ret) Harvey Weigart – US MARINE CORPS – Kenneth Thomas – USCG SSgt. Eric Grudziecke, A1 Elizabeth Chaffon, Cody Barber, Col. Phil Samples, TSgt. Aaron Brown, TSgt. Rebecca Goodwin, 1st LT. Mandie Yates, – US AIR FORCE – Capt. Brian Kriss – TxANG – Zachary Moore – US NAVAL ACADEMY – Lt. William Jourdan, CAPT. Robert McLay, Lt. Tommy Brown, Lt. Russell Brown, CAPT. Wayne Putnam (Ret), E5 Matthew J. Blaker (and crew of the USS ANZIO), LT JG Ethan English, – US NAVY – Bud Barnett – USNA 74 – SSgt. Mike Campagna – SPECIAL FORCES – SSgt.Michael Strawn, Sgt. Logan McKinzie, Capt. (Fr) Kevin Peek, Maj. Fred W. Tanner, Lt. Col. Robbie Ball, SSgt. Travis McGowan, Michael B. Hudgens, Scott Hillyer, Jeff Schoonover, CWO2 Mitchell Wittstruck – US ARMY – CWO3 Tim Helton and the 1/230 Air Cav Squadron TNANG – All of the men and women presently serving in the United States Military
John Mallory – DEA – Gary and Cindy Hogman, Ashtyn Wages and John Paul Tupaz and their families.
“An appeal to arms and to the God of hosts is all that is left us!…. Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power…. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us…. Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of the chains of slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.”….. PATRICK HENRY
Barack Hussein Obama, Michelle Obama, George Soros, Joe Biden, Louis Farrakhan, Debbie Wasserman Schultz FORMER DNC Chairperson, Leon Panetta, Supreme Court Justices – Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, AND John Roberts, Eric Holder, John McCain R-AZ, Valerie Jarrett, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Diane Feinstein, Barbara Boxer, Lanny Davis, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Chuck Schumer, David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel, Ezekiel Emanuel, Kathleen Sebelius, Bill Richardson, Jay Carney, Susan Rice, Rep. Keith Ellison D-MN, Former Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano, COLIN POWELL ( R) , Michael Moore, John Kerry, Lindsey Graham, Former President Jimmy Carter. Al Gore, Chuck Hagel, Dick Durbin, Andrew Cuomo Chris Christie R-NJ , Michael Bloomberg, Sheila Jackson Lee D-TX, Susan Collins R-ME, Patrick Leahy, Jeff Flake R-AZ, Eddie Bernice Johnson D-TX, John Boehner R-OH, John Cornyn R-TX, Mitch McConnell R-KY, Mike Huckabee R-AR, Lisa Murkowski R-AK, Robert Menendez NJ, Al Franken MN, Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Patty Murray WA, Henry Waxman CA, Linda Sanchez CA, Maxine Waters CA, State Senator Wendy Davis D-TX, Elijah Cummings D-MD, NY Mayor Bill de Blasio, Lois Lerner, Michael Morrell, Tommy Vietor (National Security Council Spokesman), Karl Rove, Rep. Ann Kuster D-NH, Jen Psaki (State Department), Josh Earnest, Marie Harf(State Department), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), Orin Hatch (R-UT), John Koskinen (IRS COMMISSIONER), Jeh Johnson (Homeland Security Secretary), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Deval Patrick (D-MA), Charlie Crist (D-FL), Jerry Brown (D-CA), John Lewis (D-GA), Michelle Nunn (D-GA), Jay Nixon (D-MO-Gov.), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Julia Pierson, Jonathan Holmes Gruber, Rep. Al Green (D-TX), Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-TX), HOWARD DEAN, Timothy Kaine* (D-VA), Charles E. Samuels Jr., Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Mark Dayton (Gov. MN-D), FORMER San Francisco Sheriff ROSS MIRKARIMI, John Kirby (State Department Spokesman), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, JOHN HICKENLOOPER (D-GOV-CO), Terry McAuliffe (D-VA), Attorney General LORETTA LYNCH, Veteran’s Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), James Comey, Ted Cruz (R-TX), Hank Johnson (D-GA), Huma Mahmood Abedin, David Schweikert (R-AZ), Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Donna Brazile DNC CHAIRPERSON, John Podesta CLINTON CAMPAIGN MANAGER, Huma Abedin, Anthony Weiner
MSNBC, ACLU, Congressional Black Caucus, NAACP, Jesse Jackson, AL SHARPTON, UNITED NATIONS, Jane Fonda, LA RAZA, MOVEON.ORG, PETA, CAIR, BOB COSTAS (NBC), ESPN, The NFL, CNN, The Environmental Protection Agency, Al Jazeera America, Republican National Committee (RNC), NBC, CBS, CNBC, ABC, BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, Department of Education, Department of Energy, Tom Steyer (Progressive Billionaire Opposing Keystone Pipeline), NBA, NHL, NOW (National Organization Of Women), Patricia Ireland, Planned Parenthood, Jesse Ventura, Geraldo Rivera FOX News, Juan Williams FOX News, The Washington Redskins Football Team, James Brown (CBS -NFL Pre-Game). CDC (Center for Disease Control), Shepard Smith FOX News, Alan Colmes FOX News, MICHAEL MOORE, Bryant Gumbel, BLACK LIVES MATTER, THE SIERRA CLUB, Megyn Kelly FOX News, Quentin Tarantino, The University of Missouri, Sean Hannity FOX News, Kirsten Powers FOX News, Matt Damon (supports seizure of firearms), Colin Kaepernick – QB San Francisco 49ers, SAN FRANCISCO 49ers for supporting Kaepernick
I though the NFL and Professional Sports in general had lost their minds but I must put the President of Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts also in that same category. This idiot has now prohibited the American Flag from being flown on his campus. I suppose he has the right to do whatever he wants but I would also think that perhaps somewhere, someone with way more clout than him who is connected in some financial way to that particular college would put the brakes on this idiot.
As I indicated earlier, the San Angelo Central Bobcats were defeated last Friday afternoon by the Allen Eagles from the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. It was a tight game for awhile but after the starting quarterback for Central got hurt and had to leave the game their chances faded. Their sophomore backup quarterback came in and did a good job but I can’t even imagine how much pressure that young man was under to be put into that situation against that level of competition. However, I was proud of our local teams which had a good year. The Veribest Falcons (6 man) made the playoffs for the first time EVER. The Wall Hawks (Class 3A) have made the State Quarterfinals; The Mason Punchers (Class 2A) have also made the State Quarterfinals and I believe that the Iraan Braves (Class 2A) are also in the State Quarterfinals. I also know that the TWO TIME DEFENDING STATE CHAMPIONS IN CLASS 2A Division II, BREMOND TIGERS, have made the State Quarterfinals for the 3rd year in a row. This coming week end they play THE TENAHA TIGERS. Both Bremond and Tenaha are 13-0 and and are both loaded with talent. Anyway, the REAL football season (Texas High School) is coming to an end and I am hoping that, as usual, every single 11 man Championship Game will be shown on Fox Sports Southwest in a few weeks. It is, in my opinion, THE BEST FOOTBALL on the planet.
ALLEN WEST; JOHN BOLTON; COL. RALPH PETERS; GEN. JACK KEANE; SHERIFF DAVID CLARKE; GEN. JAMES NORMAN MATTIS
** You may have noticed that all politicians have been removed from the Good Guy List. Sheriff David Clarke is the only exception.
SEE Y’ALL NEXT WEEK