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Dste Ace last won the day on August 5 2014

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    George H.W .Bush 1924-2018

    He was the original 'Swiftboat' victim. When he was running against Clinton he was accused of bailing out of his plane in February 1945 over ChiChi Jima, only concerned with saving his own skin, without regard for his crewmen. The truth, as told by his fellow pilots who witnessed his actions, is that he stayed with the plane far too long, trying to give his crewman the opportunity to bail out. He finally bailed out, with the other pilots screaming at him over the radio to get out because the plane was on fire. His plane exploded seconds after he bailed out. (He was 20 years old) His crewmen didn't survive. 50 years later he said "I think about those guys every day." As recounted in Ronald Kessler's "In the Presidents Secret Service", he and (especially) Barbara were extremely well thought of by the agents on their Secret Service detail. One story that stands out is that he and Barbara never went home to Texas before Thanksgiving and Christmas. The would remain in D.C. until the day after those holidays in order to allow the agents on his detail to spend the holiday with their families. There aren't many like him around anymore. R.I.P Mr. President.
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    This is a funny thing.

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    Where are our weaknesses now?

    Gameplanning to your players' strengths instead of trying to impose your offensive and defensive philosophy without regard to what your players are capable of. What a novel concept.
  4. Hey, if we were smart we would have dropped this team decades ago and chosen another team to root for. 😏
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    Rihanna turns down Super Bowl

    Steve, when you say 'pitch correction' are you talking about auto-tune? While I don't have a musical bone in my body, am I correct in saying that being off-pitch is a nice way of saying a singer is 'flat' or 'off-key'? I read somewhere that auto-tune is effective in a studio setting but, because of crowd/back-up noise, etc. it doesn't do so well in a live setting. Your thoughts?
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    Rihanna turns down Super Bowl

    The last halftime show I actually watched and enjoyed was Tom Petty. Does that make me a hopeless old fart?
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    Saudi Arabia Assassination

    Nothing will be done to Saudi Arabia. We've been kissing their butt since the 70's. Trump spoke with the prince yesterday and then came out with the "rogue killers" bs. The story that they are preparing to release is that 15 guys flew from SA to the consulate in Turkey. They were supposed to kidnap and torture Khashoggi but--oops!--the fukker died on them. They haven't decided whether or not to say if the prince knew about it beforehand. "Mistakes were made."
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    Saudi Arabia Assassination

    In the early 80's I was TDY in Saudi Arabia three different times. 2-month TDY's and the only upside was the $2500 cash in travel pay when we got back to the States. Downsides included no alcohol for two months and having to deal with Saudi Arabian society. The Wahabbi sect are hard-core Islamists who made no effort to hide their hostility to Americans. The religious police who dressed in black and carried staffs/clubs were a particular joy. In public they would literally spit at Americans in contempt. U.S. servicemen were under strict orders to be subservient and kiss SA butt at all times. And this was when Reagan was President. You know that there is some serious cash changing hands when 15 of the 19 9/11 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia and we retaliated by invading Iraq. I once read an insider account of a meeting with then-CIA Director Leon Panetta and an official from the State Dept. The official from State referred to Saudi Arabia as "one of our closest allies" and Panetta told him 'if you truly consider Saudi Arabia as one of our closest allies then I humbly suggest that you immediately resign your position.'
  9. I'll say this...the teams left on the schedule are certainly not looking at the Browns as an automatic win like they probably were a month ago.
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    ***Official Browns Vs. Ravens Game Day Thread***

    And yet another fourth quarter drop that would have resulted in a first down and extended the drive. I see another heartbreaker in our near future.
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    Some thoughts (Browns at Raiders)

    We had nine dropped passes. Nine. That's beyond frustrating. Nine drops is utterly pathetic.
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    After Njoku's crucial 3rd down drop in the 4th quarter the game announcers even commented on all the drops. Basically said that Browns receivers need to catch the ball to help a young qb out. Njoku looked awesome in preseason but now that it counts he's reverted back to Board Hands.
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    NFL Phucks Cleveland Twice in 4 Weeks

    It seems to me that over the last few years there have been certain times--the 'Tuck Rule' game, last years Steelers-Patriots 'actually he didn't catch the ball', and yesterday's 'no that wasn't a first down'--where it just seems that the refs are saying "Just give us a minute so that we can figure out how to rule that what everyone just saw didn't actually happen." I'm not a conspiracy theorist. But I firmly believe that Earl Morral threw the Super Bowl against the Jets in '69 and Neal O'Donnell threw the Super Bowl against the Cowboys in '96.
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    Why was Amos Jones hired

    I particularly enjoyed the delay-of-game penalty on the last extra point.
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    Why was Amos Jones hired

    It has literally been years.