Nixon's Memoirs: October 2004

Sunday, October 31, 2004

WIDE RIGHT! WIDE RIGHT!

What a heart attack ride it was yesterday watching my OU Sooners take on the pesky Pokes of OSU. We had a solid crowd of about 15 at yesterday's watch party, and it was pure excitement.

The Cowboys are a darn talented team, and of course, they're always going to step up their game against us.

Next week we take on Texas A&M, who I was pointing to as a tough win. I don't know if them losing to Baylor makes them less dangerous, or more dangerous. I guess we'll find out next week.

Meanwhile, we've got this little election coming, and I'm totally confused about something. Why would anyone, Republican or Democrat, want to steal, deface, or otherwise molest a campaign sign? Do they really think that's going to change ANYONE'S mind? For that matter, why do people think signs themselves make any difference? Is someone out there so terribly gullible, that, on their way to the polls, they see a nicely manicured lawn with a Kerry/Edwards sign on it, and say "Hey, they have a nice yard, I guess I'll vote for Kerry."

Folks, please go out and vote. But DON'T VOTE IF YOU'RE STUPID!

I think it totally unfair that someone who can't even name The Vice President, or the Capitol of the United States, gets the same say in choosing our government as I do.

If your sum political knowledge comes from P. Diddy and The Daily Show, do the world a favor, and just watch a re-run of Road Rules or something instead, please.

Alas, I myself may be stupid for waiting until Tuesday to vote, but I wanted to go out on the day itself and monitor my precinct for voter intimidation, etc. So, if you hear about some guy in Little Rock going to jail for waylaying a Teamster, pray for me.

Oh, and after Bush wins, let's please send a bill to the DNC for all the damage and injuries caused by the loony left whilst attacking our headquarters, our volunteers, and our equipment.

FOUR MORE YEARS!
BOOMER SOONER!

Friday, October 29, 2004

1000 Visits!

A milestone for Nixon's Memoirs. Yes, I know, many blogs get this kind of traffic in five minutes, but I didn't start this blog to be famous, I just wanted a nice online journal where I could express myself and get feedback from kind strangers, or distant friends.

So thank you, kind strangers, and distant friends, for making Nixon's Memoirs a joy to produce every day!

I hope to be blogging for decades to come.

Thursday, October 28, 2004

I got you, Babe!

Congratulations to the WORLD CHAMPION BOSTON RED SOX!

Back in August, I was in a Target store, taking some of the kids from work shopping. Whilst one of them was looking for new socks, I happened upon a Boston cap in the discount rack for $3. I bought it, of course, and started wearing it every day.

Okay, so I haven't waited 86 years, but I am still in awe of one of the greatest sports stories of all time.

Now, I'm just waiting for January, so my Sooners can once again become National Champions.

And then March, for the first ever Sixteen Seed to upset a Number One.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Running down a dream

The "blind hate" is getting the best of some, it seems. In Florida, we read here of a Florida man who was "politically expressing" himself with his Cadillac by speeding it towards Republican Congresswoman Harris during a rally.

Perhaps now I can politically express myself with my foot straight up his tailpipe?

On the whole, the Republicans have been fair and civil in this election, whilst Tehran John's supporters seem hell-bent on violent opposition to those who disagree with them.

I pray that peace and cooler heads prevail in this election.

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Who?

Sometimes it takes very little to amuse me.

During the introductions of the lineups for Game 3 of the World Series, a player was introduced by the name of Mike Lincoln. Right after his name was called, someone in or near the announcer's microphone stated very clearly "Who?"

Poor guy, here he is, in front of his home team fans, in the World Series, and nobody knows who he is.

I guess the reason might be because he had season ending surgery in July, and before then he was 3-2 with a 5.19 ERA.

But readers of Nixon's Memoirs will never ask who Mike Lincoln is!

Who?


Monday, October 25, 2004

Balance has returned to the universe

BCS
1.
USC
2.
Oklahoma
3.
Miami (FL)

Thank you, NC State, for not giving up, and taking it to Miami in the 4th quarter even though you had no chance of winning!

Sunday, October 24, 2004

Bring out yer dead! (Rowr!)

I've removed some apparant dead blogs (with the notable exception of my cousin France's blog, which will remain, regardless.)

If you feel you've been removed in error, just comment here, and I'll be happy to add you.

Also, if you wish to be linked, show me yours and I'll show you mine!


Thursday, October 21, 2004

Stolen Honor AND Free Speech

I can't say I'm surprised that the liberals fought the airing of "Stolen Honor" on Sinclair Broadcasting, going into their deep pockets and using their vast (left-wing conspiracy?) media resources to intimidate and bully Sinclair into pulling the show.

What are they so afraid of?

I've read a lot of liberal banter on the subject, and while on one hand, they cry "foul" because Sinclair reaches 25% of American homes, they then turn right around and jest about "The two dozen viewers" who would be watching should Stolen Honor air. So which is it?

Obviously, I made up my mind on this election four years ago, but I wanted to see this film to get more than a thirty second explanation of what this freak did back then. I had my chance, I suppose, when Dave Elswick showed it at his Conservative Film Festival, but I'm a day sleeper who works weekends, and couldn't make it.

I was born in 1971, the same year John Kerry was here bad-mouthing true American heroes like my step-father, who doesn't talk about Vietnam, but served honorably.

Near as I can tell, Kerry is a traitor at worst, and an idiot at least.

20 years in the U.S. Senate, and just now he's come up with a "plan"? And a "secret plan" at that, which he'll reveal only if he's elected.

Dumbass, if you've actually got something that will be good for the country, you should have introduced it in bill form on the floor of the Senate sometime in the last 20 years. I'm supposed to believe that you just now came up some almighty "plan" that's gonna change the world? I hope you wrote it down, along with your miracle cure for paralysis, just in case.

And so, if you lose, Tehran John, you're just going to take your "plan" and go home? If this "plan" is so good, why not tell it now to help you get elected?

Oh, I get it, THERE IS NO PLAN!

Unless, your plan is to rape America's middle class and small businessmen while your rich wife continues to pay TWELVE PERCENT in taxes on income she's done NOTHING to earn.

How anyone can vote for Kerry is beyond me, unless they are just woefully uninformed, or dreadfully misguided by blind hate.

"B"-lieve and "Three?!"

I'm combining the post I thought I did yesterday with the one I'm doing today. :D

I have to admit it, I didn't think it could be done. Even after the Red Sox evened the series, I just expected somehow the evil Yankees would pull off the win.

It's nice to be wrong sometimes.

The look on the Yankee fans' faces was, as the Master Card commercial says, "priceless."

However, it's not amusing when the BcS poll is wrong.

THREE?!

What virus is the BcS computer infected with, I wonder? Miami almost get's handed a loss from LOUISVILLE, and all of a sudden, they're the bomb-diggity?

Yes, OU struggled against Kansas State, but keep in mind, that was AT Kansas State, and they also happened to be the defending Big 12 Champions, with a chip on their shoulder.

So, I find myself on the other side of the debate from last year, whereas now I'm speaking the praises of the Associated Press, and the knowledge and insight of the writers.

If Miami, USC, and Oklahoma all win out, and OU gets left out, this will be the best case yet for a Playoff!

I used to want to be Mark Mangino, but not this Saturday! It's gonna be UGLY!

Sunday, October 17, 2004

WIld(cat) Ride!

Saturday morning at the Athletic Club was seeming very surreal for a while, as the Kansas State Wildcats seemed possessed in their game against my Oklahoma Sooners.

Oklahoma was called for a ridiculous amount of penalties in the first quarter, including one very laughable "Being blocked into the kicker" call that cost them 15 yards and gave Kansas State a first down. Laughable, because anyone who knows college football knows THAT'S NOT A RULE!
The ref should be ashamed of himself, and I'm certain he'll be hearing from his superiors.

This was just the kind of game OU needed though, winning a tough one 31-21 in the fourth quarter. This wakes them up without costing them a chance at the National Title.

Wednesday, October 13, 2004

Bombers and Birds

Proving that not even going 3/4 in the Divisionals means you've got that World Series down, the Yankees and the Cardinals appear to be headed to a dynamite Championship. Of course, it ain't over yet, but today's performances were fantastic.

With two great games on, and my mind totally made up on the election (duh!) I didn't bother with the debate. I just wish Fox and/or MLB could have come up with a way to show these two games at different times, rather than making me switch back and forth between Fox and Fox Sports Southwest.

Not much new on the homefront, I'm back to working Tue, Thur, Sat, and Sun overnights again for a while, as the newly hired weekday overnight guy quit.

I'm going to Atlanta in December! The wife and I are going out to see my Dad, Step-Mom and Brother. Then, as soon as we get back, the Mother-in-Law will be visiting for two weeks. (It's a good thing.)


Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Astros rocket to a win

And torpedo my predictions.

Alas, such is the nature of baseball.

The Cardinals look much too tough to be stopped by the ratty Houston bullpen, and while I'm still picking Boston to overcome the Yankees to make the World Series, it now looks as though I have underestimated the Redbirds, and think they can take the Series in six or seven.

Boston, I still have hope for you though, but hope doesn't feed the bulldog. My head says this one comes back to the Show-Me State.

Monday, October 11, 2004

Predictions and another invitation.

Just a quick post to mention that if the Braves pull of the win at Turner tonight, I will be 4 for 4 with my LDS predictions in Major League Baseball. I took a lot of grief at work for my picks, but it looks like I did pretty well.

Once again, I invite all my Little Rock readers to my church tonight @ 6:50 pm.

Our mission is to bring Christ as He is, to people as they are. You don't have to dress up, you don't have to "get your life straight", just come. We're near the intersection of Shackleford and Col. Glenn Road in the warehouse in the back of the group of buildings. Be sure and tell whoever greets you out front that it's your first time, because all first-timers get a welcome gift, which is worth the trip in and of itself.


Saturday, October 09, 2004

It's 3:00

And Texas still SUCKS!

An impressive defensive effort for both teams. Luckily the non-interception interception didn't change the outcome of the game, and Oklahoma is 5-0 for the season, and has won the last 5 against the dread Longhorns.

We had a raucous dozen or so at the Embassy Suites for the watch party, and while this one was a nail-biter, we kept out spirits up. We also met some super-nice Tennessee fans towards the end who were there for the Tennessee-Georgia matchup.

It's great to be a Sooner, and while I would have prefered "half a hundred" be hung on the Shorthorns, A win is a win is a win.

Boomer Sooner!

And oh yeah... "Need some wood?"

Friday, October 08, 2004

A Bold prediction

Oh how quickly they forget.

The University of Texas is starting to think they can actually WIN this weekend against Oklahoma. And the sportswriters are drooling over a "Battle of Undefeateds".

But let's take a look at just who Texas has beaten, shall we?

North Texas (65-0) Should be a Division 1-AA team, and is the only team to ever win their conference with a LOSING record.

Arkansas (22-20) Hardly the team that shocked Texas in Austin last year, Arkansas still almost pulled off the upset with one veteran and a lot of untested younger players. This should have been a blowout.

Rice: (35-13) Rice?

Baylor: (44-14) Yes, they HAD to play them, but seriously, how can you give up a combined 27 points to RICE and Baylor and call yourself a football team?

You can see more on the Steers at their website, which is: www Tex Ass Ports com (but all one word)

Meanwhile, Oklahoma has beaten:

Bowling Green (40-24) A MAC Powerhouse, and better than anyone expected this year.

Houston (63-13) The kind of score OU SHOULD put up against teams from Texas.

Oregon (31-7) Note that says PAC-10 Stalwart OREGON, and not RICE.

Texas Tech (28-13) The same Red Raider team that hung 70 on TCU ran into a Sooner buzzsaw in Norman, and "Cumbie" was once again a little red slab of clay.

So my not-so-bold prediction is that the Sooners will defeat the Longhorns in impressive fashion tomorrow.

I am so confident in my prediction, that if I am wrong, I will place a link to the U-T site on my blog for the rest of the season.

BOOMER SOONER!


Back up and running

Thanks to a brilliant woman by the name of Debbie at Comcast technical support, my laptop is now WIRED!

She had me delete the network card, or something like that. Anyway, it worked!

Typing on the laptop is taking some getting used to, but I'm sure I'll get the hang of it.

It's raining for the first time in about two months here in Little Rock, and my wife may cancel tonights band trip to the football game, which would be fine with me. I really enjoy the games and hanging out with the band, but the bus rides for away games can be a real pain in the butt.

So, rejoice readers, Nixon's Memoirs will continue at full speed!

Thursday, October 07, 2004

Computer issues

Having trouble getting to the web at the moment. I'm typing this from my wife's work computer right now. I have yet to manage to connect my laptop to the internet, as it refuses to recognize my broadband modem. My desktop WAS working fine, but apparantly it got depressed the other day while I was gone and tried to commit suicide by violently ripping its own monitor and ethernet cables out the back of itself. OR, let's see, my brother-in-law, who frequently damages our things when visiting, was also in the house. Of course, he claims he didn't touch it, just like he always does.

Gateway says that yes, we are under warranty, but it will be 3-5 weeks for the repairs to get done.

So, unless I can get a tech over to my place to look at my laptop, expect light blogging for the next month or so.

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Morning sickness

I can't even watch the morning news anymore. It's like they don't even care how liberally biased they seem anymore. With only ONE "Fair and Balanced" news source on the television, and seemingly NONE in the print media, it's baffling to me about how much the left complains about talk radio and the blogosphere.

As a firm believer in free speech, I've got no problem with the left-wing opinion shows, as long as they are billed as opinion shows. I've got no problem with Michael Moore's movies (I actually LOVED Roger & Me) as long as one takes them with a grain of salt. The left can say anything they want, because our armed forces fought and died to give them that freedom.

So why do they act so hatefully towards talk radio, and the right-leaning bloggers? Are they so afraid of our opinions being in the arena of ideas?

With CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, MSNBC, the AP, et al all shoving their lefty opinions down America's throat, I really wish FOX would be the "GOP-TV" that all those other places say they are. But they are satisfied with being fair, and I suppose I should be too. Even though two sides appear to be one too many for the liberal media.

I say all this mainly because while sitting with my wife this morning, NBC is reporting that EDWARDS clearly won the VP debate last night. And from what I saw, that's just not the case. Edwards looked like a lost little puppy, and Cheney was training him with a rolled up newspaper, and shoving his nose in his own crap.

ABC's poll seems to agree with me, whilst C "BS" apparantly FORGED their poll, showing Edwards as the clear winner.

My absolute favorite moment was where Cheney mentions he's presided over the Senate for FOUR YEARS, and the first time he'd met Edwards was at the debate!

What exactly has to happen for a Republican to win the debate? Forensic proof that Kerry was on the grassy knoll in Dallas? Osama's head on a stick? A new car for every audience member at the debate?

Its far past time to realize that we will never EVER get a fair shake from the MSM, long live talk radio and the BLOG!

Monday, October 04, 2004

Baseball playoffs, and post 104?

I had intended on doing something special for my 100th post, as after the last post, by "dashboard" said I had posted 99. But, suddenly, it says I've posted 103. Oh well, so, to celebrate post number 104, I'll talk briefly about my favorite sport, BASEBALL!

The playoffs are here, and I'm excited.

In the American League, we have the Minnesota Twins, who were looking at being contracted not too long ago, taking on the EVIL EMPIRE themselves, the dreaded New York Yankees.

On the other side of the AL bracket, it's the Anaheim Angels taking on the Cinderella team of the Boston Red Sox, who blessed my beloved CUBS with Nomar Hamm, and STILL made the playoffs. More on this in a bit.

The National League brings a Cub-Free playoff, dangit, but does feature my team of record, the team I grew up cheering for when Dale Murphy was king, the Atlanta Braves. They'll be taking on the juggernaut that is the Houston Astros, who put together one of the most impressive winning streaks in baseball history this year.

Also challenging for the NLCS bid are the angry Los Angeles Dodgers and the Midwest's favorite sons the St. Louis Cardinals.

So, you probably aren't asking, "Nixon, who are your picks?"

Thanks for asking!

New York over Minnesota
Boston over Anaheim
St. Louis over Los Angeles
Atlanta over Houston

ALCS: The Red Sox pull of the shocker!
NLCS: Braves over Cardinals

World Series: The Bambino's final team exercise his ghost once and for all, and the BOSTON RED SOX defeat the Braves in a series for the ages!

A guy can dream, can't he?


Radio Free Arkansas

This morning, fellow blogger Laurie, of 'Stupid Mouth' fame appeared on my favorite morning radio show, the Dave Elswick Show on KARN. She was charged with representing the whole of twenty-somethingdom, along with a twenty-year-old co-worker, against the questions and charges of a listening audience that seemed to average over 40.

I managed to be the first caller of the show, moving the conversation briefly from (yawn) Social Security to what else? The Blogosphere! The joy in Laurie's voice at the moment she realized who I was was quite comforting, as for a moment, she actually sounded freaked out that I was mentioning her blog on the air.

Dave was his usually savvy self, and brought up Jacketgate, which I responded to knowledgeably, I believe.

Laurie was highly impressive, and while claiming to be a 'liberal', sounded much more Libertarian to me, with a lot of 'fiscal conservatism' mixed in. Both she and Cole, the other young man with her took the Republican stance that they would rather be personally responsible for saving for retirement, than have the Government do it. Amen!

Laurie talks more about her radio fame on her blog, linked above in the first paragraph, do check it out!

Tonight, for me, it's church at 6:50. I invite any and all of my Little Rock readers to come tonight if you can! This week I work the 3-11 shift Tuesday and Thursday, then overnights Saturday and Sunday again.

Sunday, October 03, 2004

Papers, please?


Gestapo Headquarters Posted by Hello

Take a look, America, for it is a deceptive looking place. Disguised as an ordinary New Jersey Middle School, it is in fact another indoctrination factory, bought and paid for by the intolerant left.

Here in this alleged institution of learning, a teacher who's only desire is to teach was RUN OUT OF THE SCHOOL. Her crime? The audacity to display a photo of the President and Mrs. Bush in her English classroom! (Link is not neccesarily the same portrait)

Michelle Malkin makes a terrific point on her blog, but I think she added and extra "p" to "raped".

Is this even my country anymore? Can you imagine, as Malkin says, if this were 1996, and a school district harassed to the point of terror a left-leaning teacher who merely displayed a photo of the Clintons in her classroom?

And obviously, either the school, the parent or Dan Rather et al taught the student who asked "You like George Bush? He's killed people". Where is the outcry over that?

The statement "'If you care about your job, you'll take the picture down" ,attributed to Assistant Principal Daniels sounds like something right out of Nazi Germany, not an American Middle School.

Any right-thinking, freedom loving person in America should admonish this behavior!


Saturday, October 02, 2004

Another Sooner Victory!

Well, at first, we were relegated to the side area to watch the Sooners play, and out television had NO SOUND. Something to do with their sattelite feed, blah blah blah, and meanwhile they had the Hoggie game piped in through the house speakers.

But, as it started raining Gator touchdowns, the fair-weather Razorbackers cleared out, and left us plenty of room to move to the main room and cheer on our Sooners with full sound. Oh, and we watched the near miracle comeback by Arkansas as well. But, piggies lose 45-30, and the Sooners win 28-13.

I can't wait until next week when we get to BEAT THE HELL OUT OF TEXAS!

Onto something that's driving me nuts, and as is typical with Blogspot, may resolve itself on its own. But, I went to add a link to my sidebar, and suddenly, it decided that it wouldn't show the links. It seems I get two choices, either I leave the "(html mark)!--"and get no picture links, or remove it, and my sidebar moves all the way to the bottom of the page. Suggestions?

UPDATE: Apparantly, it just didn't like my new link, which is now at the footer. Go figure.

Friday, October 01, 2004

WE WON!

The school where my wife is band director won their first football game of the season tonight! We won 14-7! (A missed PAT and a two-point conversion on top of our two touchdowns to their one touchdown) The score should have been more lop-sided to that, as we got HOMERED to death out there. The refs were blantantly withholding calls on the home team, and calling crap on our team that was ridiculous. They called a FACEMASK on us after the PLAYER WAS DOWN! Meaning the ball, and the play was dead. I can see uneccesary roughness, if it happened, but it didn't. They also ignored numerous pass interferences, but called it on us, once when there wasn't even a receiver anywhere near the ball.

Yelling at the refs helped my take my mind off of wanting to yell at the band kids, a few of whom are ruining the whole experience, including the drum major, who needs to be kicked out.

We didn't get to march on the field today, as it was the other team's homecoming. Oh well, that allowed me to yell my head off, as I didn't have to worry about announcing at halftime.

Overall, a fun night!

I get to yell my head off again tomorrow at the Embassy Suites as my OU club meets to cheer on the Sooners against the Red Raiders of Texas Tech It should be interesting with the Arkansas fans already there cheering on the Hogs against the Gators.

Wife's birthday in review

Well, my folks just waited and came down Wednesday afternoon. They took us to Sesame's, and then went on back to Hot Springs for the rest of their vacation.

Thursday, my wife came home right after school, and I told her we could do anything she wanted. She had picked out the place to eat, which was Gaucho's, the same place we ate on our anniversary. But, nothing else. There weren't any movies she wanted to see, so after we ate, we went to Wal-Mart so she could spend her Wal Mart gift card for $100 that my parents gave her.

My wife is impossible to shop for to begin with, which is why she gets gift cards. I already told her she COULD NOT buy groceries, or pay bills with this money, though she did try to renew the Sam's Club membership, it was not expired yet.

So, she bought two calendars, and some hair cair products, totalling LESS than $50.

I mentioned yesterday that we get frustrated with eachother. Her with me for knowing what I want, and me with her for not knowing what she wants.

Today is another high school football game. The school where my wife teaches is winless so far this season, and some of her band kids are upset as well. I do enough 'youth counseling' at work, it's getting to be a real pain in the neck to have to do more of it on Fridays.

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