Friday, November 16, 2007

Joe Nuxhall

To understand how the love of Hamilton, his hometown, and the love
of baseball, which took him far beyond it, were intertwined in Joe
Nuxhall’s heart, you had to be in Hamilton’s Schwarm Stadium on a sunny
Sunday afternoon last August.

The West Side All Stars, a team of
12-year-old baseball players, had just come home from Williamsport,
Pa., where the boys fell short of their goal of winning the Little
League World Series but won the hearts of everyone back home.

parade carried the West Side All Stars through the streets of Hamilton,
ending in Schwarm Stadium, home of Hamilton High’s “Big Blue.”

Nuxhall, of course, rode in the parade, waving to the crowds that lined Main Street from the backseat of an open-top Corvette.

could hardly celebrate baseball in Hamilton without him – the greatest
ballplayer of all the great ballplayers to come out of this hard-nosed,
blue-collar town. A town where there is no such thing as “recreational
sports” – just hard, sweaty, mud-on-the-jersey play on the diamond, on
the gridiron, on the court.
When the parade pulled into Schwarm
for a ceremony honoring the West Side boys, the pint-sized ballplayers
clambered onto one set of bleachers while the politicians, the big
wigs, the men in suits sat themselves down on the other side of the
speakers’ podium.

Nuxhall veered away from the politicians and sat himself down among the boys.
He sat with the ballplayers. Where he belonged.

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The ol'lefthander has made it home.

Joe Nuxhall, who was the youngest player in major league history and
the beloved "old left-hander" on Cincinnati Reds radio broadcasts, died
overnight following a bout with cancer, the team said Friday. He was 79.

Nuxhall always finished his broadcasts with "This is the ol'lefthander rounding third and headed for home"

Joe Nuxhall pitched for the Cincinnati Reds while attending Wilson Jr High School, Hamilton, Oh. This was in 1944. That brief stint earned him the title 'youngest player in major league history'.

Nux will be missed.

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Monday, November 12, 2007

Pope to visit USA in 2008

Pope to make first visit to U.S. in 2008

Benedict XVI will make his first visit to the U.S. as pontiff next
year, and plans to visit the White House, ground zero and speak at the
United Nations, officials announced Monday.

Question: Will Columbia University invited the Pope to speak?
The Pope is a head of state.
The Pope is outspoken.

So, Columbia University should issue an invitation.

But, the Pope opposes birth control, homosexuals,
and worst, the Pope is Christian.

So, I doubt if Columbia will invite the Pope.
That would be asking to listen to an opposing point of view,
and more importantly,
Columbia would have to ensure the safety of the Pope.

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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Wimps, total crying Wimps

at Baylor University, Texas

"We've yet to add cleaning paraphernalia to the list of banned items, '
Dr. Traber continued, 'but in the light of recent events it would be
prudent to disallow such cleaning kits on campus as students, faculty,
and staff members might get the wrong idea about our zero-tolerance
program with regards to guns. Our psych professors are in agreement
that the very sight of a cleaning swab or even worse, the presence of
an empty shell, could very well send the more sensitive students into
shock whereby they could harm themselves while frantically fleeing from
an unattended cartridge case that in and of itself does most assuredly
bespeak violence and death."

Teach those 'sensitive people'
how to think for themselves.
how to look objectively at an inanimate object and know that it can not hurt them.
how to objectively evaluate their situation.

"Gun Free Zones" do not protect you from criminals/insane people.
A responsible law-abiding gun owner, can and will.

Learn your history

It was colonials with their personal rifles who outlasted the professional British Army to create this great nation.

It was the Union Army, with their rifles, who freed the slaves.

It was the US Armed Forces who have defended freedom around the globe.

Your right to Free Speech is protected by your Right to Bear Arms.

An armed man is a Free Citizen.
An unarmed man is a Subject.

The City of Kennesaw, Georgia has required its homeowners to own a firearm for over 20 years.
FACT: There have been no deaths by firearms in Kennesaw since that law was enacted.

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On 11/11 give $11

This is an idea that is too good not to steal.

11/11/18 that is the end of the WWI.

The 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month.......

So to honor all the veterans

Please give $11 (or more) to Project Valour-IT..
These wounded vets need voice activated laptops to reconnect with the world.

The donation button is on the right.......


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