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Dallas Cowboys Update – Week 6

So, I was warning anyone who would listen that I wasn’t buying what the Cowboys were selling. Sure the Cowboys offense looked good through the first 3 games but the defense was iffy at best. Then the Cowboys run into a buzz saw. The Saints are for real. They are winning with backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. The Packers waltzed into Big D and handed Dallas a can of whoop. Aaron Rodgers looked like it was 5 – 7 years ago. He was calm, cool and throwing strikes. The Dallas defense, which was supposed to come together this year, looked completely lost. Then a running back that I really never heard of Aaron Jones run all over the Cowboys. He scored 4 touchdowns. 4!!! In the history of the Dallas Cowboys no back has scored 4 touchdowns. So, the Cowboys are in trouble. Their defense is marginal and their offense is crumbling because they can’t keep Dak upright.

There is a lot that can be said about the Cowboys loss to the winless. On offense, the Cowboys can’t consistently run the ball. They can’t protect Dak Prescott. Prescott plays much better with a clean pocket. There was nothing clean about anything that the Cowb0ys did today. Dak was hit. He was beaten. He was chased all day. How do you stuffed on a 3rd and 4th down then what could be worse? Well, you can the Jets, the winless Jets, backed up near their own endzone and allow Darnold to sit in the pocket and throw an 92 yard touchdown pass. The second longest touchdown pass in the history of the Cowboys. Think about for a moment. The Dallas Cowboys were about to score a touchdown. They are inside the 3 yard line. They have Zeke. Dallas’ brand new offensive coordinator Kellen Moore needed to come up with a play. He failed. Twice. I think that the most disappointing thing about the Cowboys is their defense. We have no pass rush. We can’t stop the rush and we can’t cover. Besides that we are GREAT. Back to the touchdown drive. The Jets have the ball at their own 8 yard line. Darnold takes a deep drop Anderson runs a kinda stop and go and Awuzie bites on the move. There is no safety help and Anderson dances into the endzone.

The Dallas Cowboys have a lot of work to do if they are going to be a good team. Right now they are NOT a good football team.

By |2019-10-13T21:06:42-04:00October 13th, 2019|Domestic Issues|0 Comments

Ukraine, Donald Trump and Nuclear Weapons

Ukrainian nuclear weapon

It is hard if not impossible to keep up with everything that is going on within the last 24-48 hours. Somehow, Ukraine is back in the news. The president made a call to the new Ukrainian Pres. and basically said that he wanted Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden to be investigated. The implications worried that if the investigation were to get underway, Pres. Trump would free up hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to Ukraine.

Why are we sending hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Ukraine? The answer is somewhat complex. In the 90s, the Ukraine voted overwhelmingly to separate from the Soviet Union. This led to the collapse of the Soviet Union and also to the Ukraine obtaining independence. Once Ukraine became a sovereign nation, it inherited a large nuclear arsenal from the Soviet Union. The United States along with several other countries negotiated with Ukraine to destroy the nuclear weapons. The deal was pretty simple. Destroy your nuclear weapons and the United States along with its allies will protect you from any threat/invasion from Russia. Simple deal, right?

If you remember, this is a big deal at the time. We sent nuclear experts to Ukraine in order to aid with the destruction of the nuclear weapons. We’ve been giving Ukraine military aid ever since.

Now, also remember, that Ukraine was recently invaded by Russia. The Russians have taken Ukrainian land. The Russians have killed Ukrainian military and private citizens. In order to fight this, we have sent Ukrainians military aid. It is this aid that Donald Trump was using as a bargaining chip to try to get Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden. Does this feel inappropriate to you? It does to me.

By |2019-09-26T02:30:06-04:00September 26th, 2019|Party Politics|0 Comments

9-11, What have we learned?

I’m not going to pretend to be a 9/11 guru. I don’t have total knowledge of the event. What I do remember is that the event changed me. I’m a different person today then I was 18 years ago.

I was on call the night before. I got home and was in bed. My mother-in-law called and said that a plane hit one of the twin towers. My mother-in-law seemed to never sleep. She always had the news on. She was always very concerned about some blonde teenager who was missing in Haiti or the Bahamas. I told my wife, after she hung up the phone, don’t worry about it. Then I figured that I would turn on the TV. For the next several hours, I sat in bed and watched the events unfold.

The first lesson that I learned was that a determined enemy can inflict damage on a much larger foe. The twin towers going down were heart breaking to see. Over 2700 people lost their lives.

The second lesson that I learned as that we were asleep at the wheel. There were plenty of clues  but no one in charge thought that a band of knuckleheads could really attack the United States.  If the job of the US government is to protect the people then they failed.

The third lesson is that we went into the “War on Terror” like a bull in a China shop. Either you are with us or against us. We killed or kidnapped anyone in our way. This created tons of new enemies.

The fourth lesson is that folks in power have agendas. We half invaded Afghanistan then decided Afghanistan doesn’t matter any more. We decided that Iraq was the problem. We packed up and took the show to Iraq. We tried to do the war on a budget. We were told that Iraqi oil would pay for the invasion. We didn’t get Iraqi oil. Folks at companies that we had never heard of before made billions of dollars (Halliburton).

The fifth lesson is that we can be real bad assess when we need to be. We completely folded up Al Qaeda in Asia. We kicked butt and took names.

What lessons did you learn?

By |2019-09-11T18:04:24-04:00September 11th, 2019|Terrorism, War on Terror|0 Comments