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Balloon Festival, 2013, and other stuff…

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 14-10-2013


I suppose the balloon festival for this year was a great success. Great weather prevailed and they flew most every day I hear. Good job, God, thanks a lot from all the people involved in the event. I don’t go anymore, but all the people who do are happy. The people who don’t go are happy the traffic is gone….But wait, the work on the Paseo Del Norte/I-25 interchange is starting today or tomorrow and will last 14 months….A flyover is being built and it will be nice when it is finished, however, we will endure some suffering for a while until then. That dang river is just in the wrong place, dividing the city and we only have a few choices traveling east and west. Paseo Del Norte is the high speed east west street, or make that was and it will become even faster upon completion of this job….Oh, did you miss me? What, you did not know I had been gone….Well, not gone, gone, but missing a few posting. If I had been posting it would have been about our sorry azz congress and you have probably heard enough about that. What are they thinking…Oh, sorry, they are worried about the Washington Redskins and the damage that is doing. If they decide it will affect them and their paycheck, then they might get to work. If not, then “the rough end will drag and slick end will slide”. Pete

Football Picks, weekend of 10/12

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 12-10-2013


Picks this week:

Bama vs Kentucky….Bama by 21…  Bama wins big…

Arizona vs USC…uh oh, missed it,. played last night…USC won 38 – 31..

Lobos vs Wyoming…..Wyoming favored by 15…I’m picking the lobos by 7…Oh, no, not again….a good game. You cannot lose three fumbles  and recover to win the game. We almost did…

Aggies bye. They did not lose this one.

Wisconsin vs Northwestern….Wisconsin by 3…Wisconsin by several…

Stony Brooks vs Colgate…..Stony Brook by 7..Stony Brook 21 – 3

will up date the records next week…. record 27 – 7 for college  6 – 4 pro

Web Site Hits

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 04-10-2013


Sometimes during the day yesterday this web site rolled over 500,000 hits for the year. The best year for the site and it seems to still be going strong. Thanks to you folks who come by…some for a very brief visit, others stay and read for a while. I appreciate you and again thanks. Pete

A Vision, But In Who’s Eyes????

Posted by Pete | Posted in News | Posted on 04-10-2013


My senior year in High School I drove a school bus. I don’t think that is allowed anymore, but back in days of yore we could do that. Two young cousins rode my bus, one of them was kind of rowdy and rough and the other very nice and polite. One day they started fussing at one another shortly after they got on the bus and would have fought on the bus had I allowed it. But I told them to just settle down until we got to school and then they could settle the argument. They did. I stayed to keep the fight honest and fair and not let it get too rough. Just as soon as the two of them got off the bus they went at it. The polite one was getting the better of the two in the fight and was on top of the rowdy one when the bell rang announcing the start of school. Hearing the bell, the polite one got off the rowdy one and started running to school. The rowdy one got up off the ground, started brushing the dirt off himself and said to me, “I showed him, didn’t I. Pete?” I looked at the kid in amazement wondering how he reached that conclusion. But he did….In his eyes he won that fight because the other kid ran when the school bell rung since he did not want to be late for school. Being at school on time was important to him. The rowdy one felt staying and fighting was the important thing to do even though it appeared to me he was losing and I suppose he did not think he was. I thought he  lost…… Many folks view the world through eyes much different than mine. It is good we see things differently, but sometimes I wonder how they see what they are seeing….I suppose they wonder about my vision as well…. I have often wondered about those two boys and how life has turned out for them. That day, one had a vision from the bottom and the other had a vision from the top….I think I know…We don’t change much, do we?…….Wonder what our congressmen are looking for….Which side do you suppose think they are winning…..Well, I know who is losing……Pete

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