Monthly Archives: September 2010

Texas Tidbits : PO’ed At Some Coaches and Parents UPDATED! Again (Scroll down)

I posted this story on my other blog, Dumbass News, late last night. It made me so mad I was spittin’ sparks. This is not normally the kind of thing I post here, but I wanted to get it out there to as many people as possible. At the end of the story, you’ll notice that I want to do something to reward these kids for their efforts during the season since the “grown ups” messed it all up with a few minutes of being dumbasses. I’ll have more information and post an update every time I can. Please consider helping these kids out. If I can set it up, it will be through a bank or whatever in Texas and ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO THE KIDS ON THE TWO FOOTBALL TEAMS. More later.
WARNING: GRAPHIC LANGUAGE AHEAD! What the fuck?! My wife came across this story on Aol News. Recently in Pearland, just south  of Houston, there was a Pee Wee football game that ended up looking like a bunch of pussy European soccer fans rioting over that dumbass game they are so attached to. Instead, it was a bunch of pussies I am ashamed to call Texans that did the riot thing. At a Pee Wee Football Game! Here’s the video. Prepare yourself to be disgusted and pissed off. Thanks to the dumbass actions of the so-called adults in charge of these kids’ football teams, both teams have been disqualified from participating in the league playoffs. What kind of dumbass sets this kind of example for our young people? I feel like flying to Houston to find these dickweeds and kicking all their “adult” asses or buying them all a plane ticket to fucking Paris where nobody fights because they are too pussy to stand up for themselves. You “coaches” and “parents” will be all the rage over there, you can kick 100,000 French asses and be the fucking Big Dogs. Dumbasses. One of the young men on one of the teams, Justin Robinson, was more adult than any of the dumb fucks involved in the brawl when he said, “I still can’t believe they, the coaches actually did that in front of us because that just sets a bad example for us.” Justin, you make me proud, son. You are a true Texan and a fine young man.

LET’S HELP THE KIDS! I am going to do some phone work tomorrow and do what I can to set up a fund for the kids on the teams to receive a trophy for their sportsmanship during this sad display by their elders. I want to let them know how proud of them we are for being fine young men. I’ll fill you in as I get this thing rolling.

UPDATE #1: I just got off the phone with Wells Fargo Bank in Pearland, Texas and they are gathering some information so we can do something for these kids. I am waiting for their return call. More to follow.

UPDATE #2: I got in contact with some banks in Pearland, but so far no bueno. I also contacted a local (Maine) radio guy who has some pull with folks up here, I am waiting for his response.

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>Dumbass Parents and Coaches Ruin Pee Wee Football Season for Kids

>WARNING: GRAPHIC LANGUAGE AHEAD! What the fuck?! My wife came across this story on Aol News. Recently in Pearland, just south  of Houston, there was a Pee Wee football game that ended up looking like a bunch of pussy European soccer fans rioting over that dumbass game they are so attached to. Instead, it was a bunch of pussies I am ashamed to call Texans that did the riot thing. At a Pee Wee Football Game! Here’s the video. Prepare yourself to be disgusted and pissed off. Thanks to the dumbass actions of the so-called adults in charge of these kids’ football teams, both teams have been disqualified from participating in the league playoffs. What kind of dumbass sets this kind of example for our young people? I feel like flying to Houston to find these dickweeds and kicking all their “adult” asses or buying them all a plane ticket to fucking Paris where nobody fights because they are too pussy to stand up for themselves. You “coaches” and “parents” will be all the rage over there, you can kick 100,000 French asses and be the fucking Big Dogs. Dumbasses. One of the young men on one of the teams, Justin Robinson, was more adult than any of the dumb fucks involved in the brawl when he said, “I still can’t believe they, the coaches actually did that in front of us because that just sets a bad example for us.” Justin, you make me proud, son. You are a true Texan and a fine young man.

LET’S HELP THE KIDS! I am going to do some phone work tomorrow and do what I can to set up a fund for the kids on the teams to receive a trophy for their sportsmanship during this sad display by their elders. I want to let them know how proud of them we are for being fine young men. I’ll fill you in as I get this thing rolling.

>Dumbass In Utah Has Four Wives! Reality TV and Hilarity Ensue

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The Dumbass Five
I have a confession to make. I like reality TV. There, I said it. Operation;Repo? I’m all in. Any show that has as its star a 300 pound Puerto Rican (his own words) and a muscle-bound white guy whose IQ is the same as his bicep size has got to be good. And it is. Hell’s Kitchen? Hell yeah. I have seen many reality shows from the dancing ones to the ones with those poor souls looking for love. One I have not seen, however, is Sister Wives. As a matter of fact, until about 15 minutes ago, I had never even heard of it. Evidently it’s about a polygamous “family”, a guy with four wives living in Utah. Why any man would want more than one wife at a time is beyond me, and in my opinion makes this guy a dumbass, no matter what. But the magnitude of dumbass goes up exponentially when you choose to put your polygamous lifestyle on cable TV! Who would have thunk that some anti-polygamy asshole would take offense to such a thing and call the law? But the bigots (<—that’s sarcasm) won the day and the local authorities were notified. Lt. Darren Paul says, “Admittedly, [the investigation] was brought on by the publicity surrounding the show,” Paul said. “It’s rare because most of the time people don’t bring this kind of attention onto themselves. But it is a state law, and we’re going to investigate it.” As it turns out this is a felony, but the supporters of bigamy in Utah (go figure) are rallying to the defense of the dumbass and his four dumbass wives: The law puts police in a position where they have no choice but to investigate “upstanding families” who aren’t breaking any other laws, said Anne Wilde, cofounder of Principle Voices, a plural marriage advocacy group.“This just shows all the more reason the crime needs to be reduced … so that this doesn’t happen to consenting adults,” she said. “We have a right to form our families in the way we select, just like all the other alternative-lifestyle families in the U.S. — which, by the way, are more than 50 percent of all families.” If what Ms. Wilde says is true, then half of this country is either Polygamists, gay or Democrat.  Do the math.

Maine Minutiae: A Thumbnail Sketch of Maine History, Part 2

We continue our series of posts on Maine history. Last time we talked about the very early days of Maine from the time of Leif Ericson to Statehood. Today we are going to take a brief look at what was going on in Maine during the time just before and during the Revolutionary War. Just a we did yesterday, a big thanks to the state of Maine’s website, maine.gov, for the material.

If you see parallels between then and now, you ain’t too far off the mark. Maine.gov notes, “Resistance to the oppressive colonial tax policies of the British Parliament began early in Maine. In 1765 a mob seized a quantity of tax stamps at Falmouth (now Portland), and attacks on customs agents in the province became common.”  If that sounds familiar, think ObamaCare. The similarities between the arrogance of the British Throne in 1765 and the assholes, meaning Liberals, who know “what’s best for you” today, your judgement be damned, are striking. Without further editorial opinion, I’ll just quote the rest of the text of our lesson for today. Again, from maine.gov: “A year after the famous Boston Tea Party of 1773, Maine staged its own version of that incident when a group of men burned a shipment of tea stored at York.

When open warfare finally erupted at Lexington and Concord, hundreds of Maine men actively joined the struggle for independence. The province saw plenty of action during the Revolution.

In 1775, British warships under the command of the notorious Capt. Henry Mowatt shelled and burned Falmouth, an act intended to punish residents for their opposition to the Crown, but which only served to stiffen Maine’s ardor for independence.

The first naval battle of the Revolution occurred in June 1775 when a group of Maine patriots captured the armed British cutter “Margaretta” off Machias.

Later that year many Maine men accompanied Col. Benedict Arnold on his long march through the north woods in a valiant but fruitless effort to capture Quebec.

An ill-planned expedition by the American naval fleet to regain the British-held fortification at Castine in 1779 led to the most disastrous naval encounter of the war.

The Revolution cost Maine dearly. About 1,000 men lost their lives in the war, the district’s sea trade was all but destroyed, the principal city had been leveled by British bombardment, and Maine’s overall share of the war debt amounted to more than would later be imposed upon it by the Civil War.”

 As you can see, Mainers were an independent bunch back then and I can assure you that today Mainers are just as resilient. We’ll be back tomorrow with more history of the Pine Tree State! I hope to see you then!

Texas Tidbits: A Texas Primer

Thanks to you, the reader, Three States Plus One is growing in leaps and bounds. We are barely three months old and we now have friends in forty-five of the fifty states in the USA and twenty nine countries around the world. Our overseas readers are from a diverse group of nations, including, our newest country, Serbia. Other readers hail from Italy, Spain, Israel, Russia, Australia, Taiwan, Mexico, the Philippines, India, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, our neighbors to the north, Canada, the Mother Country, Great Britain and so many more. Thank you to you all for being a part of our Global Community of Readers and showing an interest in my home state of Texas. I was thinking that since we have so many new readers, it might be a good time to familiarize them with some facts about Texas, including a brief look at its history. So, I located a primer about Texas that has some basic information that the newer readers might find useful. It’s good stuff and I believe that many of you from around the globe who have struggled and fought in order to live in a country free of tyranny and governmental control over your daily lives, will find the story of Texas an inspirational one, not unlike your own.

Texas is one of the most recognizable places on Earth, if not for the sheer size of the place, then definitely for its unique profile. Almost anyone can look at a map and find Texas once they know what it looks like and the Lone Star flag is equally recognizable as a symbol of Texas by people from around the world. Many people unfamiliar with modern Texas still think of oil wells and cowboys as the mainstays of Texan culture. And they would be right. Oil and cowboys are as much a part of Texas as the Alamo. But the Texas of today is much more than that. Many Fortune 500 and high tech companies call today’s Texas home making Texas a new kind of frontier for the 21st Century.

I am not going to excerpt the Texas Primer for you here as I can’t do it justice, so please take a few minutes to read it and you’ll have a basic understanding of what is so special about this place called Texas.

>Hello, 911? Somebody Stole My Jacket, My Cash and My Pot!

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I have a standing rule that if I’m at a bar having a beer or five, that I don’t call the police, unless, of course, a serious crime has been committed. Like a shooting or stabbing or the bartender is shorting me on my tequila shots. But that’s just me. If someone is too inebriated to drive, most bartenders will be happy to call a cab for you, so you’re not a danger to the public as a drunk driver. However, some people are a danger to society just for breathing. You know the type – dumbasses – dumbasses like Calvin Hoover of Salem, Oregon. Calvin was at a place called the Free Loader Tavern getting all FUBAR’ed (f**cked up beyond all recognition), when he noticed his Carhartt jacket with $400 cash in it was missing from his truck. Now that’s a good enough reason to call the fuzz to the bar. Calvin called 911 and reported his jacket and cash missing but he also added an item to the list of pilfered goods – his marijuana! Calvin is a dumbass. The cops went to the bar and to Hoover’s home but they couldn’t locate him. So, about an hour later, Calvin called 911 again. This time he was driving his truck and when police found him he was walking down the street near his truck “looking for the people who stole his weed”! He actually told the cops that was what he was doing! That’s two dumbass strikes on ol’ Calvin. He pulled the Dumbass Trifecta when the cops noticed he was drunk and had been driving and Calvin was invited to spend the night at the Salem Jail. I guess it could’ve been worse. Calvin could have found his pot and been busted for that too. Reporting a stolen jacket and cash is all well and good, but next time, Calvin, leave out the part about the pot. And don’t be drunk. Dumbass.

Maine Minutiae: A Thumbnail Sketch of Maine’s History, Part 1

The history of Maine is a very interesting topic to me. I thought that it might be of some interest to you as well, so I have decided to put together a series of posts that will highlight a period of the colorful history of the state in which I live. I won’t go into great detail, instead I’ll present the information to you in a number of short articles. So, let’s get to it!

Columbus “discovered” America in 1492, or did he? It is believed that Leif Ericson and a crew of thirty or so Vikings explored the coast of Maine a full five hundred years before Columbus landed in the West Indies. Ericson and his men may have even tried to colonize Maine at that time. A mere six years after Columbus’ exploration of the New World, it is nthought that an Italian sailor, John Cabot, in service to King Henry VII of England, sailed into North American waters and possibly even the Maine coast, but concrete evidence of Cabot’s possible adventure in Maine is minimal, at best. In the late 16th Century, a number of ships from Europe skirted along the coast of Maine, even putting ashore for repairs and processing of the fish catch. Maine was also the site of one of the earliest permanent European settlements in America. From maine.gov comes this: “The first settlement was established by the Plymouth Company at Popham in 1607, the same year of the settlement at Jamestown, Virginia. Because the Popham colony didn’t survive the harsh Maine winters, Jamestown enjoys the distinction of being regarded as America’s first permanent settlement.” There were many English settlements along the coast in the 1620’s, but the lovely winters of the area and Indian attacks wiped many of them out over the years. Entering the 18th Century, there were only about a half dozen settlements that survived the elements and the Indians. Maine was sparsely populated as Massachusetts bought up most of the land in Maine in the 1700’s. Things stayed that way until Maine broke off from Massachusetts and became a state in 1820.

I hope you enjoyed our little foray into yesteryear and we’ll delve into another aspect of the history of Maine tomorrow on Maine Minutiae!