Wednesday, August 3, 2011

July 2009

Video of Song
Posted by Michael at Friday, July 31, 2009 0 comments
Labels: April 1956, Steve Allen Show
TEN COMMANDMENTS According to OBAMA Administration
2009 The Patriot Update. Feel free to circulate this article, but please give credit and link to The Patriot Update!
Click here for the Online Version.

After observing Obama on the campaign trail and during his first six months in office, we have concluded that our President lives and governs according to his own set of “Ten Commandments.” They’re certainly NOT the Ten Commandments you learned in Sunday School. In fact, many are the direct opposite! To prove that our conclusions are correct, you will find a link to source documentation for each commandment on the Patriot Update web site. (Check out our t-shirt version below!)

I. Thou shalt have no God in America, except for me. For we are no longer a Christian nation and, after all, I am the chosen One. (And like God, I do not have a birth certificate.) SOURCE

II. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, unless it is my face carved on Mt. Rushmore. SOURCE

III. Thou shalt not utter my middle name in vain (or in public). Only I can say Barack Hussein Obama. SOURCE

IV. Remember tax day, April 15th, to keep it holy. SOURCE

V. Honour thy father and thy mother until they are too old and sick to care for. They will cost our public-funded health-care system too much money. SOURCE

VI. Thou shalt not kill, unless you have an unwanted, unborn baby. For it would be an abomination to punish your daughter with a baby. SOURCE

VII. Thou shalt not commit adultery if you are conservative or a Republican. Liberals and Democrats are hereby forgiven for all of their infidelity and immorality, but the careers of conservatives will be forever destroyed. SOURCE

VIII. Thou shalt not steal, until you've been elected to public office. Only then is it acceptable to take money from hard-working, successful citizens and give it to those who do not work, illegal immigrants, or those who do not have the motivation to better their own lives. SOURCE

IX. Thou shalt not discriminate against thy neighbor unless they are conservative, Caucasian, or Christian. SOURCE

X. Thou shalt not covet because it is simply unnecessary. I will place such a heavy tax burden on those that have achieved the American Dream that, by the end of my term as President, nobody will have any wealth or material goods left for you to covet. SOURCE
Posted by Michael at Friday, July 31, 2009 0 comments
Labels: Townhall Spotlight
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
2ND Ammendment
A Butler, Missouri, car dealer named
Mark Mueller is giving away an AK-47 with every new truck
he sells, and this
CNN reporter throws every liberal cliche at him in her
interview. Doesn't
faze him for an instant! If you're for gun
rights, you'll enjoy this
video. A few seconds of it appeared on Fox, but the
good stuff is here.

Posted by Michael at Wednesday, July 29, 2009 0 comments
Labels: MARK MEULLER _ Missouri
Friday, July 24, 2009
Summer Champions "Benchwarmers"
Posted by Michael at Friday, July 24, 2009 0 comments
Thursday, July 23, 2009
WE THE PEOPLE - Thomas Paine
Bob Basso author of "Common Sense" plays the role of Thomas Paine to ignite the fire of change in America. Patriotism and Pride for America lead Thomas Paine to help take back America!

Posted by Michael at Thursday, July 23, 2009 0 comments
Sunday, July 19, 2009

Borrowed from RICH LERNER - The Golf Channell -
July, 18,3009 - after third round at TURNBERRY

A Couple of Old Toms

Tom Watson credits his performance this week in large part to unseen spiritual forces. Oxford defines spirit as a person’s mind or soul as distinct from their body, a person’s mood. A ghost.

Like the other Old Tom, Old Tom Morris.

In C.B. McDonald’s prized book, “Scotland’s Gift,” he writes of Old Tom Morris in prose that could just as easily apply to this Old Tom, “that he was always equable in temper, always courteous, much beloved by everyone.’

Old Tom once said, and this too could apply to today’s Old Tom, who like many his age in living a full life has wrestled with and overcome some personal difficulties:

"Had it not been for golf I’m not sure that at this day I’d be living; I’ve had my troubles and my trials as if the very soul had gone out of me.

But there’s nothing like a good golf match to clear your brain of that kind of thing and with the help of God and golf I’ve gotten through somehow or other."

Watson loves these links as deeply as Morris surely did.

What would you do with the love of a lifetime, if you knew that your time was limited?

You’d savor every moment. Accept what is, and not be quick to judge. Be grateful for the good health. Float with the wind. You might, to use Watson’s phrase, hold hands with the old gal and go for a walk.

You might let go, try not to explain the unexplainable, how a nearly 60-year-old man might very well win the Open Championship.

You might just let the spirit carry you.
Posted by Michael at Sunday, July 19, 2009 0 comments
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Aha ! Dickens Lives !!
From the BLOG of BILL ALLEN 07/18/2009

People do not know what they do not know!

Saturday, July 18, 2009
Aha ! Dickens Lives !

One of the strangest episodes in my life occurred during a strategy session involving approaching a politician.

To one of the very closest friends and mentors I ever had, I suggested, brightly:

“We might be able to get some real inside track in Washington if we can get Senator (Bob) Graham interested....He’s Phil Graham’s half-brother, you know...the late husband of The Washington Post publisher, Kay Graham....”

“THAT’S NOT SO, “ was the immediate reply.

Well, I KNEW it was so, having delved into the lives of the half brothers through my interest in old “Cap” Graham, the Miami wheeler-dealer who sired them. Phil was born, however in South Dakota, Bob on Miami.

My friend was a bright professional man, an innovator and a risk taker. But he did not know what he did not know.

This country is at the mercy of people just like that right now.

The Great Charles Dickens, in “Little Dorrit”, caused quite a row in Parliament when he set up these people in the Department of Circumlocution.

They were all specialists in HOW NOT TO DO IT. (Finding out how to do it would have put them out of business.) And none of them know what they do not know.

Sound familiar ?
Posted by Bill Allen at 12:59 AM

NOTE back-up Reference just to prove the old buzzard KNOWS what he's talking about:

Ernest R. "Cap" Graham (born in Croswell, Michigan, 1886, died in Florida, 1957) was a political figure in Florida, having served as a member of the Florida Senate from 1937 to 1944, when he unsuccessfully ran for the Democratic nomination for Governor of Florida in 1943-44. As a senator, Graham lobbied in Tallahassee and Washington D.C. to bring benefits to Miami-Dade County. He proposed the creation of a public university in the county, and although his efforts were unsuccessful during his lifetime, they eventually led to the establishment of Florida International University. The student union at Florida International University is named in honor of Graham, named the Graham Center. In 1948, Graham unsuccessfully sought election to the Dade County Commission. Other than his involvement in politics, Graham worked as a mining engineer in South Dakota and farmer in Florida.

Graham married Florence Morris, originally of Lincoln Nebraska and later of South Dakota. Their children were Mary Graham (born in 1913), Philip Graham (born in 1915), who later became husband of Katharine Graham and publisher of the Washington Post, and Bill Graham (born in 1924). In 1934, Florence (known as "Floss") died of cancer, and in 1936, Graham married Hilda Simmons, a schoolteacher. They had one child, the future Florida Governor and United States Senator Bob Graham. [1]
Posted by Michael at Saturday, July 18, 2009 0 comments
WATSON in Lead after Three Rounds Turnberry, Scotland

This picture BERLOW is from 1977 OPEN CHAMPIONSIP = jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson --
Watson won in one of the greatest matches of all time on this course in
Ayrshire, Scotland TURNBERRY .

By the way, Bill Allen , my Dad, played this course once and broke 90 !!!!

TURNBERRY, Scotland -- Tom Watson took three practice swings without a club in his hand, then looked toward the green and pictured the shot he needed to play.

Standing on the edge of the fairway, a marshal who had seen Watson work his magic at Turnberry for three decades whispered in his thick brogue, lost in time as he watched a 59-year-old champion leading the British Open.

"What are you going to do, Tom?" he said. "Cut a wee 7-iron in there? Throw an 8-iron into the air?"

Then, shaking his head with a smile, the marshal added, "Fantastic story, aye?"

Watson is turning this British Open into a fairy tale.

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In a repeat of the British Open's throwback theme, Tom Watson shot a 1-over 71 Saturday to stay out front entering the final round at blustery Turnberry.
Even as he slipped out of the lead Saturday in the testing breeze off the Firth of Clyde, Watson didn't blink except to hold back the occasional tears. He is close enough to the claret jug to believe he can win again.

A 30-foot birdie putt on the 16th gave him a share of the lead.

Then came a hybrid 2-iron that took a bounce to the left and onto the green, setting up another birdie.

When he walked up the 18th fairway, his name atop the massive yellow leaderboard, Watson had a 1-over 71 for a one-shot lead, leaving him 18 holes away from becoming the oldest major champion in history.

Can this really happen?

Even Watson wasn't sure early in the week. Now, those doubts have morphed into determination.

"The first day here, 'Yeah, let the old geezer have his day in the sun,' " Watson said. "The second day you said, 'Well, that's OK.' And now today, you kind of perk up your ears and say, 'This old geezer might have a chance to win the tournament.' I don't know what's going to happen, but I do know one thing. I feel good about what I did today. I feel good about my game plan."

"And who knows?" he said. "It might happen."

He's even got the attention of Jack Nicklaus, whom Watson beat at Turnberry in the famous "Duel in the Sun" in 1977. Nicklaus, who rarely watches golf on television, saw most of the third round from his home in south Florida.

"I had some tears in my eyes," Nicklaus said. "I just really hope he wins."

Watson wouldn't give details of this mysterious "game plan," only that he has figured out how many bogeys he can afford to make, and how many birdies he will need to make up for any mistakes.

"So far, it's going well," he said.

The plan has put him at 4-under 206, one shot better than Mathew Goggin of Australia and Ross Fisher, who isn't even sure he will make it to the tee Sunday. His wife is expecting their first child, and Fisher said his priority is to be in England for the birth.

British Open Leaderboard
1. Watson (-4)
T-2. Goggin (-3)
T-2. Fisher (-3)
T-4. Westwood (-2)
T-4. Goosen (-2)

• Complete scores

Fisher, who birdied two of his last three holes for a 70, was fifth at the U.S. Open last month, his best finish in a major. Imagine if he had been told that only a 59-year-old man would stand between him and the claret jug.

"Probably would have laughed," Fisher said. "I mean, it's incredible."

Watson will be playing in the final group with Goggin, a 35-year-old who hasn't won in 10 years -- and that was on the Nationwide Tour. Until Saturday, when his 69 was among only five scores under par, his greatest moment in the British Open came in 2003 at Royal St. George's when he was paired with Watson in the third round.

"He's such a great player and such a great champion, especially at the British Open," Goggin said. "And it was also shocking just how good he was. I mean, it was ridiculous. I'm thinking, 'He's getting on in years and not playing so much, and he's just smashing it around this golf course.' I was really impressed."

A year ago, 53-year-old Greg Norman had a two-shot lead going into the final round at Royal Birkdale and couldn't hold on.

Watson has much more experience with eight majors, five of them on links courses.

He also has much more company.

Lee Westwood (70) joined Fisher as the only players at par or better all three rounds at Turnberry, escaping with a bogey on the final hole to finish at 2-under 208 with two-time U.S. Open champion Retief Goosen, who had a 71.

Another U.S. Open champion, Jim Furyk, made only two bogeys in his round of 70 and was at 1-under 209 with Stewart Cink (71).

British Open Live Blog
With another golf major under way, it must be time for Jason Sobel's Live Blog. Our blogger extraordinaire, on site, opines on all things British Open this week.
• Jason Sobel's Live Blog

Steve Marino is still in the mix, somehow.

Tied for the lead with Watson going into the third round, he dropped five shots on his first five holes, rallied to get back into contention, then lost a ball on the par-3 15th to make triple bogey and three-putted at No. 16 for double bogey. He birdied his last two holes of this roller-coaster round and shot 76 to fall five shots behind.

Marino was in the group at 1-over 211 that included Masters champion Angel Cabrera, while another shot back was John Daly (72). Among those too far back to contend is Padraig Harrington, whose hopes of a third straight claret jug ended with a 76.

This is Watson's turf, the guy who put Turnberry on the map by winning that wondrous duel with Nicklaus. A victory truly would belong to the game's ages.

The oldest major champion was Julius Boros, who was 48 when he won the 1968 PGA Championship. The oldest player to win a regular tour event, America or Europe, was Sam Snead at 52 in the 1965 Greater Greensboro Open.

The scope of what's at stake seems lost on Watson. He felt no nerves when he walked to the first tee to warm applause amid sunshine and a cool, coastal breeze. He avoided an early collapse by twice making par. From a pot bunker in the third fairway, he blasted out and hit 7-iron to 8 feet. From a greenside bunker on the fifth hole, he hit out to 15 feet and made that one, too.

The wind was the toughest of its kind, playing across the fairways, making it difficult to keep the ball in the short grass. Watson ran into trouble during a seven-hole stretch that began at No. 9, dropping three shots to fall out of the lead.

He managed to find two more birdies, the roars getting louder with each one.

Then came another long salute as he walked toward the 18th green. Watson blinked back tears, especially when caddie Neil Oxman, a friend from Philadelphia, mentioned that Bruce Edwards was surely watching. Edwards, who was Watson's longtime caddie, died of Lou Gehrig's disease five years ago.

Watson nearly thrilled the gallery again with a 60-foot putt that trickled to a stop a foot short of the hole. He waited for Marino to finish, tapped in, and then turned and toasted the crowd.

Someone asked him later if he had pinched himself.

"I don't need to," Watson said, flashing that gap-tooth smile. "I'm awake."

Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press
Posted by Michael at Saturday, July 18, 2009 0 comments
Ayrshire, Scotland - TURNBERRY Links

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Thursday, July 02, 2009
Brotherly Love

John & Andrew Allen - John's Welcome Home at the Airport - Atlanta
Drawn by REMINGTON VETETO from photo taken by Michael Allen , Father
Posted by Michael at Thursday, July 02, 2009 0 comments
Labels: Sept 2006 Welcome Home John and Andrew Allen
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