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Roswell, NM Middle School Shooting

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 15-01-2014


I suppose most  of you heard of the shooting at a Roswell Middle School yesterday? If not, you can read all the details in today’s, Jan.15, 2014 Albuquerque Journal. Anyway, a 12 year old boy shot a 11 year old boy and a 13 year old girl with a 20 gauge shot gun. Both are in the hospital in Lubbock, one critical and one serious… Very sad for the community of Roswell and our prayers go out to the victims and their families. They did have a hero there…A school teacher, Mr. John Masterson, asked the young man to put the weapon down, which the young man did obey and lay the gun down. Now, that takes some doings, to stand before a shooter and ask him to lay a weapon down not knowing if the young person is totally out of his mind or not…..Mr. Masterson, thank you, sir, for your courageous actions. I hope the people of Roswell realize just what you did and will recognize you for your valor and quick actions…. The Roswell mayor and the Governor  of New Mexico has asked for prayers for all those involved in this incident, students, parents and teachers…And say a prayer of thanks for people like Mr. Masterson….Pete

Obamacare cares….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 15-01-2014


This e-mail from a friend in Florida….eye opening, huh….
 Subject: : PICTURE WORTH $678 MILLION..

Hillary would probably say “What difference does it make?”

PICTURE WORTH $678 MILLION (Picture showing the Obama’s and Townes-Whitley would not transfer)
 Michelle Obama’s Princeton classmate is a top executive at the company that earned the no-bid contract to build the disastrous Obamacare website.
Toni Townes-Whitley, Princeton class of ’85, is senior vice president at Canadian company CGI Federal, which earned the no-bid contract to build the so far costing $678 million Obamacare enrollment website at Healthcare.gov.
Townes-Whitley and his Princeton classmate Michelle Obama are both members of the Association of Black Princeton Alumni.
Toni Townes, Pricenton ’85, is a onetime policy analyst with the General Accounting Office and previously served in the Peace Corps in Gabon , West Africa .
George Schindler, the president of the CGI Federal’s Canadian parent CGI Group, became an Obama 2012 campaign donor after his company gained the Obamacare website contract.
Let’s see if we can connect the dots here …
1.) No American companies considered for building Obamacare’s website;
2.) CGI Federal was chosen by God knows which criteria and hired;
3.) CGI Federal was given a NO BID contract worth $93 million;
4.) A top executive at CGI Federal was a Princeton classmate of Michelle Obama;
5.) Previous company’s experience was building a gun registry for the Canadian government;
6.) CGI Group was fired by Canadian Government for overruns that cost Canada $100 million;
4.) CGI has continued its practice of overruns as the Obamacare enrollment website has gone from $98 million to costing U.S. tax payers $678 million, and it’s still going up.
Does this bother anybody else besides me.

Seatle Seahawks 12th Man…..

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 13-01-2014


I never knew that assembled people could create an earthquake. Did you? When Drew Brees fumble was returned for a touchdown Sunday, the stadium crowd created a 1 to 2 magnitude quake on sensors set up around the stadium. Several times during the games exciting moments resulted in similar resisters on the sensors. That is amazing, huh? Also, the noise level reached 137.5 decibels inside the open air stadium. Can you imagine that? These folks seem to be dedicated to Seahawks football. Either that or they have very good beer at the stadium….or both….Nah, they are not drunks, just good fans. Makes it hard to call plays. The opposition should just hold up cards with the play and snap count in code, including changing the play at the line. That would help….maybe….Pete

More on Kiss Blowing….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 11-01-2014


Wow, 18 letters printed in this mornings Albuquerque Journal on the kiss blowing incident, most of them negative…..Come on folks, enough already…you forgave some of the football players for much more serious problems over the last few years….get over it, it was one student to a group of other students….it will be ok…..Pete

Kiss Blowing Incident…..New Mexico – Wyoming Game

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 10-01-2014


Looking back over the last few years of following University of New Mexico sports programs, there have been incidents of students getting drunk, fighting, driving while intoxicated and numerous other incidents. At the Wyoming – Lobo basketball game the other night, with 1:31 left in the very close game, the coaches son had just thrown his first of two free throws, making it and increasing the Lobo’s slim lead, he blew the Wyoming student section a kiss….He was called for a technical foul and Wyoming got two free throws before he could complete his second free throw. Well, it was immature and somewhat silly, but he also did that during his high school career and it evidently satisfied something within him to do that then, so he did it the other night. He apologized for the incident…..Many letters to the editor of the Albuquerque Journal are coming in deploring his actions……Come on folks, he is a freshman in college and he was not drunk, high on drugs or robbing or stealing….He blew a kiss to the Wyoming student section for Christ sake….Ease up, move on and let the kid grow up…..He will…He is going to be a great basketball player for the Lobo’s…Sit back and watch him grow…Go Lobo’s….Pete Hester

Hot/cold Basketball…High Goal Basketball and other stuff

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 09-01-2014


Hot and cold basketball is playing out in Madison, WI….Extremely cold weather for anything, but Bo Ryan’s basketball team is hot in Kohl Center. They went to 16 – 0 last night after beating a good Illinois team, 95 – 70. The Illini is now 13 – 3. The Big Ten appears to be the basketball conference this year. The Badgers are now about 38 straight in Kohl Center. Number 3 son and his sweetie are season ticket holders up there. I know they are enjoying the “hot” season during the cold season, huh, son?….

High goals…..The University of New Mexico Lobos played the Wyoming Cowboys last night in Laramie, Wyoming beating the Cowboys 72 – 69 in overtime. During halftime one of the Lobo team members saw someone messing with the goals.  The Lobo 7 foot center noticed when he took the floor that the goal had grown some during the half time festivals. Sure enough, the goal at the Lobo end of the arena had grown to 10’3″. Amazing…..Does that happen often? Well, it was a conference game!!!!!

Arizona Basketball…. The Wildcats are number one in the nation right now and playing ex-Lobo coach Steve Alford tonight at UCLA….Should be a very good game…I am pulling for the Wildcats ’cause no. 1 granddaughter and no. 1 son in law are season ticket holders to the Arizona games and are big time Arizona fans. I imagine their home will be rocking tonight watching the game on TV. I’m here to tell you, some of those games get pretty wild in a living room or two around Tucson. Hope no injuries are suffered tonight (Now that’s a joke, kind’a…)

ESPN3.com…..What a worthless place to have a basketball game around my house. The Lobo – Wyoming game was moved from ESPN to this ESPN3.com. I have the computer needed in order to view that broadcast ( that is if you can call it a broadcast) however, you cannot be on Century Links and Direct TV and get it. So, I listened to the game on the radio. I miss our local station broadcasting the games anyway…..Go away, ESPN, if you can’t do any better than that. So much of the Mountain West is small market TV that we will never be able to do much on ESPN or any other major network…..More later, Pete


Cold Weather…

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 07-01-2014


Spoke with no. 3 son last night before the Auburn game. Being Alabama fans, we both decided to pull for Auburn….good choice and a good game, bad ending…but that’s not my story from that call. He was telling me that he has double paned windows in his house and it was so cold there, that moisture on the inside of his house was freezing on the windows…His sweetie is a school teacher and she and all the students got the day off today because of the cold. With the wind chill,  it was minus a bunch, I forget how much, but after zero, who is counting????Wow…minus 9 degrees there this morning. Let us pray that the power stays on in Wisconsin and all the other states that are suffering through this cold spell. I think it is suppose to warm up to 11 degrees tomorrow…a dad barn heat wave, huh? Makes our 27 degrees here this morning seem like summer…..Pete

Missing Posts & Packers, Cowboy Stadium was available….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 06-01-2014


Dear regular readers….I suppose that you have missed some THINGS being posted on this site…..Such as any reference to certain FOOTBALL scores, huh? Well, it ain’t gonna happen…I ain’t gonna talk about it……several upsets have already come about. So enough about college football for this year…And one other thing, who in their right mind would play a football game in minus 10 degree weather? Special suits are needed for players who must endure this hardship.(How about those tough guys who go sleeveless? Real Smart Guys….Mr. Packer’s management team, you folks could borrow or rent an indoor arena….Jerry Jones had one available……Cheap too….Pete   (Should one write, ha ha, when they are kidding? Well, I don’t know for sure, however, you will note that I did not.) Oh, what the heck, ha ha…….

Predictions for 2014

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 04-01-2014


This is a e-mail from friends here in Albuquerque….Thank you for sharing…

                                 PREDICTIONS FOR 2014
With all the problems the World is facing, it can be unsettling to the mind. Today, I share these ten predictions with you!
1. The Bible will still have all the answers.
2. Prayer when spoken to the one true God, will still be the most powerful thing on Earth.
3. The Holy Spirit will still move people to believe.
4. God will still honor the praises of His people.
5. There will still be God-anointed preaching.
6. There will still be singing of praise to the one true God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
7. God will still pour out blessings upon His people.
8. There will still be room at the Cross for all who but believe.
9. Jesus will still love you:  that is why He died on the Cross.

10. Jesus will still save the lost when they believe in Him.

The Changing of the Mantle…..and Happy New Year

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 30-12-2013


I don’t know about you, but one of the big things around our house is the changing of the mantle….Christmas is a biggie, more than the other seasons because we decorate more than just the mantle….So, you get out all the Christmas stuff, decorate the mantle and the house and after Christmas reverse the process. We go right from Christmas to a valentine décor…Now, mind you, I am a very junior player in this process, more of a fetcher and “yes, that looks real good” type, but that is very important stuff, especially the “that looks real good”. That can reduce the time process a considerable  amount. Now, every once in a while, just for good measure, I throw in a “would that look better over there” and every once in a while I get a “yes, I think you are right”. But, anyway, Sweetie does a good job decorating and I am happy to assist her. She makes the house look good and makes changes inside without buying new furniture and the like, er, which I really like…Next change I guess is St. Patrick’s Day and then another biggie, Easter….A few years ago I could get the boxes down in a few minutes….now, not so fast. I guess I should be happy I can still move and walk….let me rephrase that, I am happy I can still move and walk….It really is a pleasure being Sweetie’s assistant….Pretty good job, really…..Oh yeah, and Happy New Year….No mantle change there……Pete