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Football Picks, weekend of 10/5/13

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 03-10-2013


This week, Bama plays Georgia St…..big rout, Bama by a bunch.  Won

Arizona has a bye

New Mexico plays New Mexico State and the Lobos win by 7. Won

Wisconsin has a bye.

Stony Brook beats Bryant. Won

Dallas hands Denver their first loss. Payton has his first bad day of the season. Losss


Ruben Navarrette, Jr., Got it Right…

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 02-10-2013


Albuquerque Journal, Wednesday, October 2, 2013, Ruben Navarrette, Jr., article, “Both Parties to Blame for mess”….Mr. Navarrette,  you wrote a very good article and covered both sides of the aisle very well. Inaction has shut down our government. Many thousands of people are not getting paid, the economy is losing the gains we made in recent months, our security is jeopardized, and on and on it goes. It’s crazy. Congressmen, get your act together and get the government back on track. Do your jobs. What a wreck you all are making of America. Mr. Navarrette said in his closing paragraph, “You would think that constantly emphasizing who stands to catch the blame would create an incentive for those people to do the right thing. Instead, it pushes the other side to do nothing but sit back and watch their adversaries flounder-while the American people suffer…….” Nice article, Ruben, and well said….  I am sick of the b s being born in Washington and flushed down to the United States of America and called Justice. Are most congressmen lawyers? Just wondered……..Pete Hester

Obamacare…..Shuts Down the Government??

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 02-10-2013


Shame, shame on you congressmen….You are shutting down the US Government over a issue that not all of us like, but still,  you are shutting down the USA because you don’t like it, you don’t like what it does and you don’t like what you feel it is going to become. Like it or not, it passed congress and became law. Listen you lame brains,  you made the laws, including this one. We are a majority rule, like it or not, and it is law. Man up….go on….run the government like you were elected to do. You don’t have to like it and you can now strive to change it, but too many folks are affected by a government shutdown, so get on with the cotton picking program of running our government and put the nation back to work…This is ridiculous…..Pete Hester   Ps. This article is closed to further comments..

A Message from George Carlin…Nice one

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 26-09-2013



Isn’t it amazing that George Carlin – comedian of the 70’s and 80’s – could write something so very eloquent…and so very appropriate.
   A Message by George Carlin:
The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeway , but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.  
We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.
We’ve learned how to make a living, but not a life. We’ve added years to life not life to years. We’ve been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbor. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We’ve done larger things, but not better things.  
We’ve cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We’ve conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We’ve learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.  
These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of  two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but bro ken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete…  
Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.
Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side.  
Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn’t cost a cent.
Remember, to say, ‘I love you’ to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.  
Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.
Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
If you don’t send this to other people….Who cares?
                           George Carlin
  Send to me by my daughter in law…..Thanks, I appreciate it…

Football Picks, Sept 28 weekend,,update

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 26-09-2013


Record college 16 – 5   Pro  5 – 2   Here we go again:

Bama vs Ole Miss….Every weekend Bama has to play with a national championship on their mind…Every one wants to beat the top team in the nation and they always play Bama with reckless abandon, much like Colorado State did…Colo St is a good team for the Mountain West and will win some games. Who would have thought they would play as good as they did last week. Now, for Ole Miss, they want to upset to Boys from Bama bad….Too bad boys, Bama by at least 14 points. Bama wins 25 – 0

Arizona vs Washington….Arizona seems to be a middle of the pack, PAC 12 this year…..Washington by 7 points. Wash wins 31 – 13..

New Mexico Lobos vs UNLV….Odds makers have the Runnin’ Rebel a 2 point favorite in Albuquerque….Lobos by 3, maybe 7 points. Lobos lose 56 – 42

New Mexico State Aggies vs SDSU….Rocky Long brings a much weaker team to New Mexico State this year, but still strong enough to beat the Aggies by 14 points. SDSU wins 26 – 16.

Wisconsin vs Ohio State….The Badgers will play the Buckeye’s tough and may be Ohio State’s toughest opponent this year. That said, the Badger still lose by 7 points. Ohio State wins 31 – 24.

Stony Brook vs Towson….The Seawolves are just not as solid as they were last year and Towson seems to be a little better at 4 – 0 this year and may win the conference championship….Towson by 17…Towson wins 35 – 21…

Denver vs Philly…..Denver.. Denver 52 – 20    Dallas vs Chargers….Dallas Lose  30 – 21

college record now is 21 – 6  pro record is 6 – 3

Football picks, weekend 9/21/13

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 19-09-2013


college record 13 – 4    pro  3 – 2  …..ok, here we go for next weekend….

Alabama vs Colorado State….Colo St is an ok ball club….Bama is a great ball club, Bama by at least 30 points…Colo St is a little better than I thought, Bama   31 – 6….

Arizona….has a bye week

New Mexico Lobos….has a bye week

New Mexico Aggies vs UCLA…The Aggies promoted their freshman qb to a starter….Sorry, ain’t gonna help….UCLA by 35 points, It was UCLA 59 – 13..gulp

Wisconsin vs Purdue….After a bad call last week, Wisconsin should win this one by 20 points. Wisconsin looks good, 41 – 10

Stony Brook vs Villanova….Stony Brook by 3 points, uh, oh, Villanova 35 – 6…

Dallas vs St Louis…..Dallas      Denver vs Oakland….Denver  up date the pros Tues am….Manning is something else, huh?

record college 16 – 5   pro record tomorrow… 5 – 2

Guest Writer, Griz Hall of the Rebel Yell

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 17-09-2013


This is from my guest writer of this week, Danny “Griz” Hall of Northport, AL and this article was first written for the Rebel Yell, published by Southern Press, 629 Kirk Road, Gordo, AL  35460, in a regular feature known as “Griz’s Corner”. Our thanks to Danny Hall and the Rebel Yell for letting us reprint the article here. Pete Hester

The Bonnie Blue Flag“, also known as “We Are a Band of Brothers“, is an 1861 marching song associated with the Confederate States of America. The words were written by the Ulster-Scots entertainer Harry McCarthy, with the melody taken from the song “The Irish Jaunting Car“. The song’s title refers to the unofficial first Flag of the Confederacy, the Bonnie Blue Flag.

The song was premiered by lyricist Harry McCarthy during a concert in Jackson, Mississippi, in the spring of 1861 and performed again in September of that same year at the New Orleans Academy of Music for the First Texas Volunteer Infantry regiment mustering in celebration.

This song has wonderful words and great meaning if you read them carefully and see the historical connection.

                    The Bonnie Blue Flag
We are a band of brothers and native to the soil
Fighting for our Liberty, With treasure, blood and toil
And when our rights were threatened, the cry rose near and far
Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star!


Hurrah! Hurrah!
For Southern rights, hurrah!
Hurrah for the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star.

2. As long as the Union was faithful to her trust

Like friends and like brethren, kind were we, and just
But now, when Northern treachery attempts our rights to mar
We hoist on high the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star.


3. First gallant South Carolina nobly made the stand

Then came Alabama and took her by the hand
Next, quickly Mississippi, Georgia, and Florida
All raised on high the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star.


4. Ye men of valor gather round the banner of the right

Texas and fair Louisiana join us in the fight
Davis, our loved President, and Stephens statesmen rare
Now rally round the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star.


5. Now here’s to brave Virginia, the old Dominion State,

With the young Confederacy at last has sealed her fate,
And spurred by her example, now other states prepare
To hoist high the bonnie blue flag that bears a single star.


6. Then cheer, boys, cheer, raise a joyous shout

For Arkansas and North Carolina now have both gone out,
And let another rousing cheer for Tennessee be given,
The single star of the Bonnie Blue Flag has grown to be eleven.


7. Then here’s to our Confederacy, strong we are and brave,

Like patriots of old we’ll fight, our heritage to save;
And rather than submit to shame, to die we would prefer,
So cheer for the Bonnie Blue Flag that bears a single star.




Please note novel in featured post….

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 17-09-2013


Today I have added the complete novel of J. I. Hall, Jr. If you have time you can download or read it in it’s entirety. I grew tired of waiting on some publisher to call, er, or write, I’m kidding as that does not happen, so I’ll let you decide if it has any merit…Thanks, Pete   ps…Judge Iverson Bonner was my granddad that I wrote about in Chapter Six, titled Big Mama, of Cousin’s. He was a very fine man and an excellent Granddad….I truly loved him…..And the Hall name came from an old boy over in Tuscaloosa….I ain’t gonna name him though, well, not today any way. You might see a post from him as a guest writer in a day or two and I reckon you can figure it out…..

A Star is Born…

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 13-09-2013


13-Year-Old Singer’s Audition Will Blow You Away (VIDEO)

I was impressed….My eyes leaked a little bit. What a precious young lady…Pete

Football picks, 9/14/13 weekend, updated 9/16

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 12-09-2013


Record 10 -1 so far…..Here we go:

Bama over Texas A & M …..Bama cannot pussy foot around with the Aggies, they are tough. Bama’s offense looked sluggish against Va Tech and I hope Coach worked the boys on that just a little. They should be alright it they take care of business… Bama by 7 points. Man,what a game, 49 – 42 Bama…..

Arizona over UTSA….Listen, Wildcats fans, this bunch from San Antonio has come to play football and if you take them lightly they will beat your butt. But, Arizona is the better team and should win by at least 14 points. Arizona 38 – 13….

New Mexico Lobos vs Pittsburg…Pittsburg Panther fans…ditto my remarks to Arizona. You will probably beat the Lobo’s but you dang sure better play your A team..You let down and the Lobos will beat you. Play your best and you should win by 14 Points.  Panthers 49 – 27.

New Mexico Aggies vs UTEP….UTEP is favored by 6.  Picking an upset this week….These boys have played Texas and Minnesota and had them both back on their heels for a time. This week the Aggies by 3 points. Oops, UTEP over Aggies 42 – 21….

Wisconsin vs Arizona State….The Badgers are coming into Tempe this weekend to play the Sun Devils and AZ St is favored by 4. Sorry, Sun Devils, the odds makers got it wrong. Wisconsin by 7 points. Another oops, Az St 32 – 30 but Wisconsin slipped down trying to line up for a last second field goal….

Stony Brook vs Buffalo…Buffalo is a FBS school. Some folks around Buffalo are auguring they should be an FCS school. Well, I don’t know but I am pretty sure Stony Brook is gonna give them another butt kicking and put more vim into the works. Stony Brook by 14 points…Well, another oops, but 5 overtimes before Buffalo pulled it out 26 – 23..

Dallas over the Chiefs. Oops, chiefs lucked out,…..Broncos over the Giants…..This one I got…

College record this week, 3 right 3 wrong   season 13 – 4

Pro 1 – 1    season 3 – 2