Tuesday, June 28, 2016

No Sen. Nelson!

"Remember the human factor here. Now, because they were born in another country and are here illegally, these DREAMers are going to have to return to a country they don't know along with their parents. Now, that is what is sad" said Sen. Bill Nelson, D:FL.

No Sen. Nelson!

What is sad is that I am living in a country I don't know, exhibited every day now as I drive down S. Orange Ave in Orlando, where radical Islamic terrorists murdered 49 of our fellow citizens.

Yet, you and Obama continue to let thousands of refugees ISIS said they would infiltrate into America.

Sen. Nelson, you are nothing short of despicable!

Instead of worrying about the status of illegal immigrants currently here, how going after ISIS and sealing our border to help prevent the next terrorist attack perpetrated against the legal citizens of this country?

How the Democrats Do It by Rush Limbaugh

Sunday, June 26, 2016

An Evil Left Turn

Central Florida's own Lloyd Marcus accurately notes the immoral and fraudulent position the American Left has taken. The American Left is evil, and they are destroying the foundation and principles of our nation as founded.

"Summarizing the Left’s media blitz, they said if you do not affirm the LGBT community and the implementation of their agenda, you are equal to the Orlando shooter; a rabid hater, responsible for those killed in the nightclub. I wonder how many Americans are falling for it."

Too many.

Sadly, the Orlando terrorist attack is a clear and glaring example of the leftist agenda, as nobody seems interested in holding those responsible accountable (radical Islam), only in the promotion of the LGBTQ community.

The American Left Is Evil: Orlando Shooting by Lloyd Marcus

The First Brick Out of the Wall

Nigel Farage: "The EU is failing, the EU is dying, I hope that we've got the first brick out of the wall."

Mr. Floyd?

The media will try to blame upcoming violence and financial collapses on this vote, but those issues were only being masked by rigged political and monetary infiltration. We will soon note many banks are practically insolvent (have you been following Deutsche Bank (DB:NYSE) with us?) and the credibility of the ruling class elitists, Obama and Hillary included, will be appropriately destroyed. There is much more pain to come, but that comes with eradicating the cancer that infests our political landscapes.

Freedom won with Brexit, and one freedom fighter we can thank for his leadership is Nigel Farage.

Nigel Farage/Reuters

Nigel Farage calls for a new bank holiday to mark UK’s ‘Independence Day’ as his life’s work comes to fruition as the country votes for Brexit

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Freedom Awaits Embracing of Brexit

The European Union is a complete failure, a form of new communism that abolishes nation states by stealing the sovereignty of its members and allowing un-elected bureaucrats to seize control over peoples lives.

Under the EU, members nations are facing financial collapse and are being run over by immigrants engaged in terrorism, all an assault on the European standard of living.

Nigel Farage warned us long ago, "It's even more serious than economics because if you rob people of their identity, if you rob them of their democracy, then all they are left with is nationalism and violence. I can only hope and pray that the Euro project is destroyed by the markets before that."


Perhaps that time has come, as with the passage of Brexit, June 23 just may be a new Independence Day.

Depressing and Deadly

Perhaps you just concluded watching "The Five" on Fox News Channel co-hosted by the lovely Kimberly Guilfoyle, but a depressing and deadly accurate article by Greg Gutfeld now requires your eyeballs.

"How can America defeat ISIS if we have vocal factions believing that we are worse? How can we fight the enemy if a large portion of our population thinks an inanimate object – a gun – caused Orlando?"

Damn good question.

Gutfeld: Orlando’s doom. The most depressing article you will ever share. Share it anyway by Greg Gutfeld

We will do just that!

The immediate consequences from the Orlando terror attack are obvious: dozens dead and maimed – families changed forever. 

The next layer of consequences, arriving soon, are not as obvious, but they are coming. Here they are: 

We are getting a divorce. First, a poll shows that Americans are pretty much divided on their opinions about the attack. Most of the Democrats see it as a gun control issue. Most Republicans see it as a terror attack. And there seems to be no sign of compromise (why can’t it be mostly “terror” and a little “guns?” asks the therapist, Dr. Gutfeld) 

This poll hints at an ongoing, disturbing change in this country – one that brings forth a series of even more problems – those of which I see as almost unsolvable. We quarrel about the quarrel. We cannot agree on the fight. And therefore we cannot begin to fight. Instead, we are like that proverbial snake that devours its own tail. Except, we think it’s sushi. But it’s blowfish. You get the idea. We’re dead. 

"How can America defeat ISIS if we have vocal factions believing that we are worse? How can we fight the enemy if a large portion of our population thinks an inanimate object – a gun – caused Orlando?

We assume different identities lead to different values. Does a black person, or a gay person or a fat white male, see a terror attack differently? I wouldn’t think so, but activists, talking heads and assorted thought-processors disagree. Now we no longer look at a tragedy as an American one, but through the divisive eyes of balkanized camps of competing identities. 

An activist at the University of Missouri, during a vigil for the victims of Orlando, actually expressed disappointment that she had to speak in front of grievers, who happened by birth, to be white. My only relief comes from the fact that a few people heckled her (a brave gay couple). That relief left when others drowned them out. 

The beat-down is dead. We need to train our populace on the basics of group self-defense – meaning how to cooperate and risk their skins to take down the lone aggressor. 

If ten people attack a man with a gun, one or two may die – but the alternative is worse. “Be Like 93” should be the motto – in honor of the heroic actions of the passengers of Flight 93, who saved uncountable lives on September 11, 2001 by attacking the hijackers and bringing the jet down in a Pennsylvania field. 

But that’s not what I’m really talking about. I mean justifiable aggression: explicitly meting out justice to those who deserve it. How can we do that, when we cannot agree who deserves it? 

The New York Times blamed Republicans for Orlando. The Huffington Post blamed Christians. Every liberal blames guns, as well as the complicit wife of the murderous, terrorist dirtbag. And the dirtbag’s dad blames social networks. He’s even suing them. 

The more we spread the condemnations around, the less we have for the truly guilty party. Hence our incremental approach to ISIS. President Obama treats the war on “terror” (a polite phrase for Islamism), like we’re playing Jenga. Slowly, and on rainy days. 

We lose respect for evidence. Our inability to call a spade a spade is the result of divorcing cause from effect. If we can’t call Islamism out for this horribleness, then what’s left? Blame Guns. Christians. White Zinfindal. It’s as though you blame a massive wild fire not on dry tinder and a lit cigarette, but on poor self-esteem among carbon products. 

Here’s science: Islamism preaches the murder of gays; then an Islamist murders a club full of gays. Cause…effect. 

Why does the left deny science? 

The way the media and our White House deny the effects of Islamism seems eerily similar to a certain industry we grew to loathe over time. Remember how the tobacco companies denied the role of their product in lung cancer? To deny that link, now, would have you laughed off the planet. My prediction: 20 years from now we will feel the same way about Islamism. 

“Remember when we had a president who refused to admit the link between atrocity and Islamism” will be the same as “Remember when people used to say cigarettes didn’t cause cancer.” 

Refusing to link Islamism to evil is denying the evidence before your objective eyes. You don’t even need to bring up Orlando. Try honor killings. Read up on the Taliban and what they do to girls who want to go to school. Google “Taliban” and “acid.” 

President Obama isn’t just on the wrong side of history, he’s on the wrong side of the future. For a guy who claims to be all about science, he lives in a fairy tale. 

We have murdered sympathy. A product of modern leftism’s regressive identity politics: we see victimhood as a zero-sum game. If you grieve for the victims of terror, is there any left for Black Lives Matter? If you light a candle for Orlando, why not for Ferguson? 

If you aren’t gay, how are you able to sympathize with gay victims of terror? 

What if you’re against gay marriage? Are you as evil as terrorists? Perhaps, some might say (or have said).

One anchor at another network actually chided a sympathizing politician, in the state where the terror took place… because she did not support gay rights enough to his satisfaction. I was bummed he’d play bouncer to the “Who gets to grieve” night club. That’s beneath him. Obama was against gay marriage just a handful of years ago, my friend. 

Now sympathy is saddled with considerations for approval of other groups and classes. Maybe just keep quiet instead of expressing sympathy, one might conclude. 

We have killed debate. To better enhance well-being, one must be able to argue and even allow oneself to be proven wrong. Science is all about that: prove me wrong, please. Now, no one wants to be wrong, even when it’s an abstract debate. 

Look, I think the gun control debate is a deflection from the core concern, which is terror. But I’m willing to listen to some common sense, or at least informed opinions on how to prevent terrorists from getting guns. Sadly, the gun control argument is a misleading one: used not to ban guns (we know it ain’t happening), but to drive the debate away from the more volatile issue, which Islamism’s universal plans. 

And! – wouldn’t it be nice to talk about gun control with people who actually knew something about guns? Or control? If Orlando had been done not by gun, but by bomb -- where would the left’s argument be? Where it was, after Boston. Nowhere. 

We have disabled our impulse control. My motto has always been: your first public thought is often your worst public thought. Meaning: think before unloading. 

We now know that this is an impossible wish in this current climate of Twitter, Facebook and Piers Morgan. What happened to reserve? Contemplation? Thoughtfulness? What about waiting a few days before you spout an opinion? 

Now every celebrity and their less famous sibling is on Twitter lecturing us on “assault weapons” and “tolerance” as if the world right now really needs a hot take from a sitcom star on his third bout of chlamydia.

The strong and silent type has been replaced with the weak and loud. I’d include myself in this, except that I only speak when spoken to. Otherwise, I sit quietly in a corner and drink copious amounts of wine. 

We no longer cooperate. This sad and sober consequence is the result of combining all the results mentioned above together. Without cooperation, society is doomed. Cooperation contributes to better lives, over all. If what’s good for you, is good for them you help them get what you have. 

That’s not the case in this era of moral relativism. 

The problem is: we no longer believe that what we have is good. How can America defeat ISIS if we have vocal factions believing that we are worse? How can we fight the enemy if a large portion of our population thinks an inanimate object – a gun – caused Orlando? And not this pernicious ideology you can’t even call a death cult, because radical Islam is worse than that? It’s a death movement. A death phenomenon. It’s a force that sees our conscious lives as inferior to what happens after you die. Which is why, for them, killing gays is an act of love. They’re doing those sinners a favor – in their twisted skulls, killing innocents in a night club just gave the murdered a Fast Pass to Nirvana. 

Boy, this is a depressing article. And I wrote it. 

Read it and weep. For the victims. For the country. For your family. For you and me.

Bravo Greg Gutfeld!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Crisis Management

In the aftermath of the horrific terrorist attack in the SODO district of downtown Orlando, like clockwork, the left has unleashed an well coordinated and financed attack, not on those responsible for the attack, but on law abiding citizens of this nation.

Imagine the arrogance of this crowd, who immediately take their progressive ideology of government knows best to making tracks to steal your rights outlined for you in our Constitution away from you?

It is not just them.

Progressive republicans are sadly all too willing to join the fight.

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

What part of this do these progressive elites not comprehend?

And for those who scoff at the idea the citizenry may at some point have to defend ourselves against a tyrannical government, they identify themselves as illiterate in history.

Sen. Ted Cruz took to the floor of the Senate to call these folks out.

Cruz accurately summed it up in a Tweet.

Forget that the progressive left has no right to infringe on the rights of the citizenry bestowed upon them in the Constitution, we are at war.

Ask anyone at Pulse; the government will fall far short in their efforts to protect you.  When it comes to crisis
management amidst a terror attack, you must protect yourself.

And against these ISIS fighters, that will be mighty tough to do after your government has disarmed you.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Cooper Flew the Coop

In a despicable display of partisanship, Anderson Cooper flew the coop attacking Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi about her actions opposing gay marriage in Florida.


Cooper, who is highly regarded for his journalistic integrity among the media elites and even by some on the right, including firebrand conservative Glenn Beck, is being applauded by progressives, liberals and the LGBT community for his blindside of Bondi.

I have always considered Cooper among the very best of the national mainstream media, which can no doubt be considered strongly left leaning.  But I found his attack on Bondi nothing short of strongly offensive.

The LGBT community, which includes Cooper, is miffed with Bondi for her opposition of the legalization of gay marriage.  Bondi was acting on behalf of the state of Florida (I am a resident of the Sunshine State) in leading the opposition, as her job having been elected dictates. As she pointed out, the majority of the residents of Florida are against the measure, as am I.

That does not in any way suggest she, or any of the other Floridians against that initiative, hate the LGBT community. We do not.  We just happen to believe marriage is between a man and woman, as our Christian beliefs dictate.  Certainly, the greater majority are in favor of a civil union which would allow for loved ones to have legal standing, contrary to Copper's suggestion otherwise.

Incidentally, this is a position recently held by both President Obama and Hillary Clinton until it became politically expedient to change positions, with Clinton calling it a "sacred bond" and a "bedrock principle."

At any rate, as common sense would suggest, this was not an appropriate time to address this issue with AG Bondi. Unless your manners and professionalism took a back seat to your personal agenda.  They did with Cooper, and my respect for him immediately flew the coop.

Katie Hopkins had a brilliant piece over at The Daily Mail.

In a rather stunning speech Tuesday, a petulant Obama hunkered down in defense of Islam essentially blaming America for the grotesque loss of life in Orlando. Obama took a shot at Donald Trump, as did Hillary in a follow up speech.

But it is Trump who has accurately assessed the real issue, radical Islamic terrorists, and make no mistake, it is the left, led by these two anti-American elites, and their policies, that are in large measure to blame for this terrorism.

"Perhaps it is those who preach tolerance that we should be most afraid of. Democrats and liberals preach tolerance. But in doing so they have chosen to ignore the dark truths of a religion which is the most intolerant of all" noted Hopkins.


Cooper, and his progressive partners in the media, do not seem to have any anger whatsoever against radical Islam and the destruction that surrounds them. No, they take aim, with fervor, attacking opponents of the LGBT cause, which is dear to them.

The safety of the citizens of America, all of them, are dear to me.

If only Anderson Cooper would extend such efforts calling out those who are looking the other way as terrorists murder our citizens rather than taking this opportunity to advocate on behalf of the LGBT agenda.

Maybe he could have waited until we bury our neighbors categorized not as LGBT or Latino unless it is an agenda item for you, but as fellow Americans, before engaging AG Bondi?

Evil are these terrorists, not AG Bondi, and this was without question a terrorist attack on all of us.

When will the leftists ever learn.  As Hopkins accurately notes, they may never.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Orlando Terror

Radical Islam strikes again in the SODO district in the heart of downtown Orlando.

Terrorism is alive and well contrary to media reports and the bumbling of President Obama. When will America wake up!

Is anybody paying attention?

"ISIS Announced Florida Threat THREE Days Ago: “We Will Attack Florida!”

ISIS Muslim terrorists released a statement on their plan to attack Florida, and even put out a list with the names of people in Florida that they plan on killing."

Our president refuses to identify the enemy, and is making feeble if any efforts to eliminate them. Given the failure to face this evil with adequate force, no wonder the Trump train is gaining momentum! Americans have had enough!

“Our nation is at war. From 9/11 to the Boston Marathon, from Fort Hood to Chattanooga, from San Bernardino to last night’s horrific attack in Orlando, radical Islamic terrorism has declared jihad on America.” “It is a time for action. We need a Commander in Chief who will speak the truth, and who will unleash the full force and fury of the American military to utterly destroy ISIS and its affiliates." ---Sen. Ted Cruz (R:TX)

As we expressed in previous posts, we had little doubt a terrorist act was imminent; however we had no idea it would occur in our own back yard.

We also had noted repeatedly Obama is not only the worst president ever but the first anti-American president.

Obama is literally on the other team, and Donald Trump just eluded to it, noting "He doesn't get it or he gets it better than anybody understands. It's one or the other, and either one is unacceptable." "We're led by a man who is a very -- look, we're led by a man that either is, is not tough, not smart, or he's got something else in mind," which we consider to be the destruction of the United States of America as you have known her.

Sadly, we fear this is only the beginning of a very rough summer.

Everything you need to know about the Orlando terror attack is presented in the report from WFTV-ABC9 Orlando, with famed anchor Bob Opshal reporting.

President Obama, elected (sadly) to be OUR President, cannot bring himself to reach out to Florida Gov. Rick Scott as of this AM regarding the worst single shooting incident, an act of terrorism committed no just against the LGBT community, Latinos or Floridians, but against The United States of America. George W. Bush has done so, but not the petulant Obama. He is nothing short of a complete disgrace, and we will be most fortunate not to have many more Americans fall victim to terrorism before he exits office.

In a rather stunning speech today, a petulant Obama hunkered down in defense of Islam essentially blaming America for the grotesque loss of life in Orlando. Obama took a shot at Trump, as did Hillary in a follow up speech. But it is Trump who has accurately assessed the real issue, radical Islamic terrorists, and make no mistake, it is the left, led by these two anti-American elites, and their policies, that are in large measure to blame for this terrorism. As Katie Hopkins illustrated in a brilliant piece today, "Perhaps it is those who preach tolerance that we should be most afraid of. Democrats and liberals preach tolerance. But in doing so they have chosen to ignore the dark truths of a religion which is the most intolerant of all."

While Obama searches for a motive, The Daily Caller brings us stunning information about Orlando killer Omar Matteen. “It is no coincidence that this happened in Orlando,” a law enforcement source told Fox News Sunday." "Omar Mateen, the perpetrator of the terror attack in Orlando, was enrolled in an online Islamic fundamental course ran by a radical Muslim released from prison last year" named Marcus Dwayne Robertson, who runs a school in Orlando known as the Timbuktu Seminary. Robertson is reported to be the former bodyguard of Omar Abdel Rahman, otherwise known as the Blind Sheik, the mastermind of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.

The motive of the terrorist act in Orlando is known to everybody and anybody, except our anti-American president whose dereliction of duty is getting folks killed, which just might be considered treason.

The events of a tragic weekend in The City Beautiful will leave our town scared forever.

On Friday night, emerging star Christina Grimmie was gunned down by a crazed individual signing autographs after a show at The Plaza Live over in The Milk District. We all were very saddened.

But, the terrorism events of early Sunday morning at The Pulse over in the SODO district floored our entire nation.

We remain at war with radical Islamic terrorists whether our anti-American president is aware of it or not. It is rather obvious Obama will not take any steps to destroy ISIS, so perhaps it will come down to the citizenry.

Or Donald J. Trump.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Hall of BAHL

Sports is and always has played a significant role in my life. I have found that most all of life's lessons are learned between the lines. Discipline, individual responsibility, teamwork and sportsmanship are among many opportunities presented within the games that offer guidance to prosper in life.

Over the years, there have been many individuals associated with sports that I have looked up to, been a fan of, owned a jersey of or just pulled for. These are my guys, and although it has not always been a road without bumps for many, these are my guys.

In an effort to recognize these folks, I have formed The Hall of BAHL. Individuals making this list may or may not be the greatest ever players, coaches or ambassadors, but they are my favorites.

Each year, I will induct five members into The Hall of BAHL. In honor of my good buddy and Sportsman Big Ole BudFeiser, who we lost in 2011 and who I grew up playing sports with, each class will annually be announced on his birthday, June 13.

The inductees for the 2016 Hall of BAHL class are listed in no particular order below:


The Pride of Grand Island, Tom Rathman burst on he scene in Lincoln as a hard nosed fullback and catalyst of the the 'Huskers powerful rushing attack. The position was mainly a blocking position at that time for the Big Red, but Rathman possessed skills that allowed him, and the position, to elevate to become more of a weapon in the triple option attack.

While Rathman has strong footing in 'Husker lore, it is time professionally with the San Francisco 49ers that got Rathman the high level of accolades he deserves.The 49ers employed a version of offense he had previously learned, which was labeled the west coast offense, as Walsh won several Super Bowls while at San Francisco.  Rathman emerged as a serious threat as a receiver out of the backfield, presenting coverage mismatches for linebackers trying to cover him  When they did get hold of Rathman, they were punished by his bruising running style.

Until the NFL banned the activity, both Rathman and fellow 49ers teammate Roger Craig, both 'Huskers, wore the a tribute to the 'Huskers on their helmets.  Man, did I appreciate that gesture.

Rathman left the 49ers to play for the LA Raiders for a short while, but post playing days Rathman joined the 49ers as an assistant.  In fact, despite several coaching changes, Rathman remains running backs coach for the stories franchise.

Rathman, The Pride of Grand Island, is one of my favorite players of all time, both at Nebraska and during those glory days with San Francisco.  We welcome Tom Rathman to The Hall of BAHL


I grew up a fan of the Kansas City Royals, but after Major League Baseball failed to play The World Series due to a strike, and coinciding with the retirement of my baseball hero George Brett, I sort of got involved with other things and only paid passing attention to my Royals, who became one of baseball's worst teams.

I continued to follow college baseball, and took note of a Lincoln Southeast product named Alex Gordon, who starred for the hometown Cornhuskers.
Gordon won the Golden Spikes award as the nations top player, and then was drafted by the Kansas City Royals.

Along with others to be sure, Alex has led the Royals back to prominence, playing in back to World Series and winning the Series last fall.

Over the last several years, in part due to Gordon, I have once again began closely following my old Royals.  My family has attended games in St Petersburg when the Royals have face the Tampa Bay Rays, and even saw Gordon hit a home run to top the Texas Rangers in a game at Kauffman Stadium in 2014.

At the major league level, Gordon is a consensus All Star and Gold Glove winner displaying tremendous ability in left field.  Gordon just signed a huge contract with the Royals, which will likely keep him in Kansas City for the remainder of his career, placing him in Forever Royal lore similar to George Brett.

Kansas City always has college night, welcoming nearby teams with special events and seating packages. Gordon always welcomes the Big Red when they come to town. Gordon has been very generous to the Nebraska community, donating heavily to the university. Per UN, "The Alex Gordon Training Complex was completed in the fall of 2011 at a cost of $4.75 million, renamed the Alex Gordon Training Complex following a $1 million donation from the Alex Gordon Family."

We are thrilled to welcome former 'Husker and current World Champion Kansas City Royal Alex Gordon to the 2016 Hall of BAHL.


As a kid, I had the pleasure of following Arnold Palmer around as part of Arnie's Army at the Florida Citrus Open at Rio Pinar Country Club, the PGA stop in Orlando. I got his autograph several times, and he was always a complete gentleman, even with all us little kids hovering around.

Lee Trevino was my favorite, but I was also a fan of both Jack Nickluas and Arnold Palmer as well.

In 1979, Arnold Palmer got command of the local tournament, moving it from Rio Pinar to his new Bay Hill development in southwest Orlando. At the time, I did not like that at all.  My Grandparents were members at Rio Pinar, and it seemed like all the fun was over.

But looking back, Rio Pinar was not the type of facility needed for Orlando to keep it's PGA stop, and the move to Bay Hill. with Palmer's association, seemed like a perfect match. So it was, the Bay Hill Classic was born in 1979 with Arnold Palmer as host. Palmer would never win his host tournament.

It was unknown at the time, but Arnold Palmer would go one to become one of Orlando's top ambassadors, from hosting his tournament to donating millions to the construction of a hospital in downtown Orlando, The Arnold & Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Children, which opened on Palmer's 60th birthday in 1989. Orlando is very proud of this wonderful addition to our community, and the hospital is one of only six hospitals nationwide to focus on the needs of women and children.  The impact and generosity of Arnold Palmer to the Orlando community is immeasurable.

Arnold Palmer, Orlando's most famous resident, is welcomed into the 2016 Hall of BAHL.


Roger Craig came to Nebraska from Davenport, IA to play tailback for the 'Huskers, considered a sure fire Heisman candidate.  Craig had a brilliant combination of power and speed and a unique running style that was certain to help bring Coach Tom Osborne his first national championship.

Craig was as advertised, and had some wonderful moments of the field.  But things would soon change as future Heisman Trophy winner Mike Rozier arrived in Lincoln. Rozier was a gifted player, but Craig was much to talented to just play second team, so Osborne and his staff found was to keep Craig on the field, at times lining him up at fullback.

Craig performed strongly, even running for 94 yards and a touchdown against Florida State in Lincoln in a 34-14 win.  But while Craig raced around and through the Big 8, he made the most noteworthy chapters in his career as a running back with the San Francisco 49ers.

Craig was unstoppable in he 49er offense of Coach Bill Walsh.  In fact, Craig became the first player to reach 1000 yards both in rushing and receiving. Craig helped the 49ers win several Super Bowls, including a defeat of Dan Marino and the Miami Dolphins in 1984, when Craig scored 4 touchdowns.

Until the NFL banned the activity, both Craig and fellow 49ers teammate Tom Rathman, both 'Huskers, wore the a tribute to the 'Huskers on their helmets.  Man, did I appreciate that gesture.

The Hall of BAHL is delighted to welcome Roger Craig to the Hall of BAHL as a 2016 inductee.


For sure, the emergence of Florida State on the national scene was the direct result of legendary coach Bobby Bowden.  But, Bowden always had a very good staff, and chief among those staff members who played a vital role in helping Bowden and Florida State gain and maintain their status among the nations elite was longtime defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach Mickey Andrews.

Coach Andrews, who played under Bear Bryant at Alabama, is a mild a speaking fellow as you will ever meet in person, but on the field, he is tough and commands the respect of all his players.

But they all love him, inclusive of famed corner Deion Sanders, pictured at left with Coach Andrews.  One of the things about Andrew's coaching style that gave FSU and edge was the attacking style Andrews employed.

Many a talented corner came through town, from Sanders to Terrell Buckley, and they made life miserable for opposing wide receivers. The attacking nature of the unit was not left to the defensive backfield, it also incorporated the ends and linebackers, who were always able to run, cover the field from sideline to sideline.

Through my associations with FSU Boosters, I had the opportunity to meet and visit with Coach Andrews on many occasions, and always thoroughly enjoyed those times. Mickey went out with Bobby, which seems fitting.  Coach Andrews was beloved, not only by his players, but by FSU fans throughout Seminole Nation.

Ole Mickey Andrews joins the Hall of BAHL in the 2016 class of inductees.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016


By any measure, the jobs report released Friday was a complete disaster, and the economy, for all the manipulation, is extremely fragile with weakening market conditions creating uncertainty moving forward.

As reported Friday by Marketwatch.com, "The U.S. economy created just 38,000 jobs last month, the weakest level of hiring in nearly six years."

Zero Hedge reported, "The household survey was just as bad, with only 26,000 jobs added in May, bringing the total to 151,030K. This happened as the number of unemployed tumbled from 7,920K to 7,436K driven by a massive surge in people not in the labor force which soared to a record 94.7 million, a monthly increase of over 600,000 workers.

Reports Reuters, "Underscoring the report's weakness, employers hired 59,000 fewer workers in March and April than previously reported. While the unemployment rate fell three-tenths of a percentage point to 4.7 percent in May, the lowest level since November 2007, that was because 458,000 Americans gave up the search for work."

While the dismal non farm payroll numbers do not typically have as much of an effect on the market of the level of homes similar to the subject as the market as a whole, it does at the very least signal a weak economy and weakening market conditions creating uncertainty moving forward.

"The chart below shows the gaping disconnect between declining total business sales (all businesses, not just the S&P 500 companies) and total non-farm employment. Something has to give – it’s starting to:"


What Makes this Jobs Report so Truly Ugly?---Wolf Richter of WolfStreet.com

Wrecking Ball BHO

"Obama goes out to Elkhart, Indiana, and tries to bask in the glory of this phantom recovery that does not exist and has not existed, goes out, tries to claim credit for all this great economic activity, saying things like things are better now [by nearly every statistical measure] than when he took office."

Nothing could be further from the truth, as noted by the dismal economic numbers released Friday. Forget the fiction peddled about a recovery, these statistics warn of potential depression. Wake up America!

The Cold and Bad Economic News--Rush Limbaugh