Slow Carb Diet
Sam is on a quest to drop his extra weight.
Three Months Later...274lbs
Sam started the slow carb diet on May 20, 2012. All the weight lost has been due soley to the diet. Now, he'll start doing daily workouts on a recumbent bike from Hest Fitness Products.
I posted a collection of Caller Times stories about Destination Bankrupt Bayfront. Scroll down a bit, you'll see the links.
IN THE BOX.......Captain Rocco Montesano, Executive Director, USS Lexington Museum on The Bay and Bill Glass.
Two retired generals are joining together to form a citizen's commission that will scrutinize the Obama administration and how they deal with the issues of national security and economics. Army Gen. Paul E. Vallely and Air Force Brig. Gen. Charles Jones, both retired.
They just issued a paper titled The Americans Project. You can read it here.
The City Council appointed 2 Port Commissioners this week, I talked about it asked Councilman Mark Scott about it and asked him if he knew about one of the applicants, Wayne Squires. I would have chosen Mr. Squires had I been on the Council, this is a letter from one of his employees.
Good morning Mr. Lago,
I have been listening to your radio show for a little over a year now, and over the last few days I have heard you talk about my boss, Mr. Wayne Squires. After listening, I felt compelled to send you this email.
I recently retired from the US Navy in April of this year after serving 27 years as a Fleet Marine Force Hospital Corpsman, culminating with the last three years as the Command Master Chief of the Naval Health Clinic Corpus Christi. Upon my retirement, I decide to transition from Healthcare to the Oil industry, (which was a no brainer).
As luck would have it, I sent my resume to Mr. Squires and he saw something he thought would be a good fit for his company. Soon after, I was hired on as Orion’s Warehouse Manager, managing very busy multifaceted logistic/warehouse facility. Knowing very little about the oil industry and even less about the drilling operations, I was at a slight disadvantage. But, due to the leadership and guidance of Mr. Squires and his staff, I was able to quickly grasp the knowledge needed to become an asset in the logistics arena.
I have personally witnessed, Mr. Squires provide hands on leadership as well as provide needed mentorship to all at Orion Drilling. I liken him to that of a Navy Admiral or a Marine General. The respect he gives all his employees is deserving of recognition, and likewise the respect the employees give to Mr. Squires is superior.
Only being in Corpus Christi for a few years, my connection to the community is limited. It is my understanding, that Mr. Squires is very committed and very generous to the local community. I personally have attended several event for the local USO and have either seen Mr. Squires attending or read that Orion Drilling has contributed for the various events.
I am very proud to work for such an great company , with a great leader at the helm.
Thank you for your time, I just wanted to echo what you have been saying on your radio show the last few days. Thanks again and OOORAH!!!
Orion Drilling, LLC
674 Flato Corpus Christi TX 78405
One big issue with the Texans besides the 6 pick 6’s early in the season is they only play 2 quarters. They don’t show up in the second half. Love the show, I was born and raised in Beeville and Mathis and you show is about as close as I can get to home.
Supply Chain Lead
Scientifically establishing what I have been saying for decades.
The Tribute to a Dog.
During its July 1872 term, the Missouri Supreme Court announced what appeared to be an innocuous opinion concerning $100.
The opinion started: “Suit was brought originally before a justice of the peace for killing plaintiff’s dog, and the damages were laid at $100.” It ended 10 sentences later, with a decision for the dog’s owner.
That was nearly 140 years ago, and we still talk about the case that prompted that opinion. You might recognize it as “Senator Vest’s Tribute to the Dog.”
The dog was named Old Drum. He was a black hound dog, and he had been Charles Burden’s companion for a number of years. They lived in Warrensburg, Missouri. Burden’s brother-in-law, Leonidas Hornsby, lived next door, and they were both farmers.
Hornsby was having a hard time. Dogs and wolves were killing his sheep, and he couldn’t stop them. He vowed that he would shoot the next stray dog that appeared on his property. On October 28, 1869, Old Drum wandered onto his property. Hornsby later said that he and his nephew thought the dog might belong to a neighbor, so they decided to load their gun with corn and shoot the dog with that, which would scare it, rather than kill it. The nephew did the shooting. When the dog was hit, it jumped over a fence and limped away.
Burden heard the shot and remembered Hornsby’s threat to kill any dog that wandered onto his property. He called his dogs home, and all reported in except his favorite, Old Drum. A dog’s howling could be heard throughout the night and during his search for Old Drum the next morning. Yet Burden suspected the howling dog belonged to a neighbor named Davenport. He went to Hornsby’s house and asked him if he had shot at a dog. Hornsby replied his nephew had shot a dog, but it was not Old Drum.
When Burden found Old Drum’s body beside a creek, it looked as though someone had placed it there. A number of shots had entered his body, which was covered with sorrel horse hairs. Hornsby owned a sorrel horse.
Burden filed a lawsuit against Hornsby for $100 before the Justice of the Peace in Madison Township. Hornsby’s lawyers then filed a motion to dismiss it because $100 was beyond the court’s jurisdiction. The judge allowed Burden to amend his complaint to ask for $50, which was within the court’s jurisdiction. The case went to trial, and the jury couldn’t reach a verdict. At the second trial, the jury awarded Burden $50. Hornsby then appealed and won a new trial. At the third trial, the jury gave its verdict to Hornsby.
Burden then discovered that Hornsby had removed bullets from the body of Old Drum, and he asked for a new trial based on that new evidence. His motion was granted, and a fourth trial was set. Burden was represented by the law firms of Phillips & Vest and Elliott & Blodgett. George G. Vest was well known in the area; later, in 1879, he was elected to the U.S. Senate from Missouri. The fourth trial began in 1870, and it took place in the Old Johnson County Courthouse in Warrensburg, before Judge Foster Wright.
When Mr. Vest made his closing argument to the jury, he didn’t mention the evidence or Old Drum. He used only a handful of sentences. It took only a few minutes, but that is what we have remembered for more than a century.
He said: “The best friend a man has in the world may turn against him and become his enemy. His son or daughter whom he has reared with loving care may prove ungrateful. Those who are nearest and dearest to us, those whom we trust with our happiness and our good name, may become traitors to their faith. The money that a man has he may lose. It flies away from him perhaps when he needs it most. A man’s reputation may be sacrificed in a moment of ill-considered action. The people who are prone to fall on their knees to do us honor when success is with us may be the first to throw the stone of malice when failure settles its clouds upon our heads. The one absolutely unselfish friend that a man can have in this selfish world, the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is the dog.
“...a man’s dog stands by him in prosperity and in poverty, in health and in sickness. He will sleep on the cold ground where the wintry wind blows and the snow drives fiercely, if only he may be near his master’s side. He will kiss the hand that has no food to offer. He will lick the wounds and sores that come in encounter with the roughness of the world. He guards the sleep of his pauper master as if he were a prince.
“When all other friends desert, he remains. When riches take wings and reputation falls to pieces, he is as constant in his love as the sun in its journey through the heavens. If fortune drives the master forth an outcast in the world, friendless and homeless, the faithful dog asks no higher privilege than that of accompanying him, to guard him against danger, to fight against his enemies. And when the last scene of all comes, and death takes his master in its embrace and his body is laid in the cold ground, no matter if all other friends pursue their way, there by his graveside will the noble dog be found, his head between his paws and his eyes sad but open, in alert watchfulness, faithful and true, even unto death.”
Some say that before awarding Burden $50, the jury asked if it could award more money than he had asked for, but that cannot be proven.
Neal Cavuto explains it so well..
President Obama shook hands with Cuban President Raul Castro yesterday. Castro was in the meet-and-greet line of world leaders assembled in Johannesburg for the Nelson Mandela memorial service, and Obama shook his hand. Some people took exception.
We have a budget?
A former Victoria's Secret employee has revealed some insider secrets about the lingerie store chain. She says that the clerks there fight over getting to help male customers. Why?
Greenpeace is warning children the world over Santa Claus might not be bringing gifts to them because of global warming.
A “Save the Arctic” video released by the environmental group shows a sullen and dirty Santa – played by Jim Carter of “Downton Abbey” — in a dark, concrete room with water dripping from the ceiling.
“Dear children, I regrettably bring bad tidings. For some time now, melting ice here in the North Pole has made our operations and our day-to-day life intolerable and impossible and there may be no alternative but to cancel Christmas,” Santa warned in the Greenpeace video.
December 10, 2013 The charming Mrs. Obama looks pissed at the world. In other words, business as usual.
Apparently the blonde is the Danish PM. Why does the first lady look.....angry?
Paul Jones anyone?
I love Christmas lights. They remind me of the people who voted for Obama. They all hang together, half of them don't work, and the ones that do, aren't all that bright............
United States Air Force Flash Mob. (Video)
IN THE BOX.........Congressman Blake Farenthold.
Angels We Have Heard on High (Christmas w/ 32 fingers and 8 thumbs) – ThePianoGuys:(video)
15 Months later still nothing. like former Secretary of State Clinton’s infamous “What difference does it make?” As the Washington Post reports:
U.S. officials say efforts have stalled to capture about a dozen people secretly charged in the 2012 attack on the American compound in Benghazi that claimed the lives of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.
The individuals have been charged in sealed criminal complaints filed in federal court by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. They include one of the suspected ringleaders of the attack, Ahmed Abu Khattala, a militia leader with ties to al-Qaeda, said several U.S officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the case publicly.
So far, none have been brought to trial and the lack of progress in capturing Khattala has frustrated U.S. intelligence officials and lawmakers who want to see him and the others prosecuted. One official said that Khattala continues to operate in eastern Libya with impunity.
“He’s as free as a bird,” the official said.
The health care dilemma. Judge Jeanine raked Obama over the coals again Saturday night for lying about the status of the still glitchy healthcare.gov, and dismissing the insurance cancellation notices of millions of Americans – many of whom have pre-existing conditions.
She brought up the case of Maria Silva, a stage four terminal cancer patient who was dropped from her plan right before her next round of chemo.
“Maria wants new insurance, but she hasn’t been able to get on healthcare.gov, she’s tried to make phone calls to get more insurance, but she can’t even reach anyone, and there’s not a navigator in sight – and so she waits…”
“Mr. President”, Pirro continued, “with all due respect, that pre-existing illness thing? She’s got it! And now because of you, she’s got no insurance, and she’s got no life saving treatment. Staring straight into the camera, Pirro added, “are you proud of yourself?” (video).
Judge Jeanine had on Dr. Ben Carson to talk about the botched rollout.
“It seems to me that if the government wants to fix a program , why not offer something that is so good that people flock to it – rather than something that you have to twist peoples’ arms to go into it. Isn’t that America has always been? How America was established?” the good doctor said. ”The system works against itself and I’m not sure that anyone has put a lot of thought into this thing. I think it was more of an issue of ‘ what can we put together quickly’ in order to gain control of healthcare.”
DECEMBER 7th . . . 72 YEARS AGO
CORPUS CHRISTI - The staff and volunteers of the USS LEXINGTON will hold a Commemoration Ceremony on board the WWII aircraft carrier at 2:00 pm, Saturday 7 December 2013, to mark the 72nd anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, 7 December 1941.
The service will be in memory of those who died in the attack, a tribute to the Pearl Harbor survivors who have since died, and in honor of the remaining survivors of that “ . . . date which will live in infamy . . .”
We are honored to have area Pearl Harbor Survivors in attendance. The Veterans Band of Corpus Christi will play musical selections. The Texas Fire Pipes and Drums, under the direction of Corpus Christi Fire Fighter Dan Sheppard, Pipe Major, will perform the entrance hymn, Bells of Dunblane/Farewell to Camraw and Amazing Grace. Over 20 firemen from all over Texas are members of The Texas Fire Pipes and Drums.
The ceremony is sponsored by the USS LEXINGTON volunteer organization and will be hosted by Captain F. W. “Rocco” Montesano, USN (Ret), Executive Director, USS LEXINGTON Museum.
WHAT: Commemoration Ceremony
WHEN: 2:00 pm - Saturday 7 December 2013
WHERE: USS LEXINGTON Museum on the Bay – Hangar Deck.
So says 97-year-old Myrtle Miller Watson of the Japanese planes flying into Hawaii where she worked as an Army nurse at Schofield Barracks.
“At first, we waved to them. Then, plaster began falling from the ceilings and walls and we saw bullets flying by.”
An Army mechanic and patient quickly identified the enemy planes and pushed her inside, minutes before a Japanese pilot strafed the doorway of the hospital. For years, she kept the bullet that narrowly missed her.
Watson went to work that morning and didn’t leave for three months.
She remembers the fatally wounded soldier, who could barely breathe but asked her to check on his buddy. His jokes about her bright nail polish so moved her that she never painted her nails again.
I can’t imagine. She continues,
“I repeat this story for the men, who can’t speak for themselves… I tell their stories so they will never be forgotten. I have never forgotten those young men who were so willing and eager to serve their country. It is really important, especially for children in
school, to remember this day.”
Passing by the USS Arizona memorial, the crew on board Nimitz paid tribute to their fallen comrades in the hallowed waters below.
“It really is surreal,” said Aviation
Routhier, who has experienced paying honors to Arizona before, said doing so gave him an immense amount of pride in the Navy, and in being able to
Interior Communications Electrician 2nd Class Michalle Boyce manned the rails of USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) while passing the Arizona in 2004, and has volunteered to do so with every opportunity she has since been given. Boyce’s grandfather served on the USS Oklahoma during the attack, and being able to render a salute to the Sailors lost in the Dec. 7, 1941 attack has become a point of
“Every time I stand up there I feel goosebumps when we pass the Arizona,” Boyce said. “It is a very powerful experience.”
The lesson? there’s never not a good time to get naked (don’t advise you using this lesson in real life). Here.
The newest addition to the site’s e-shelves are shirts that read “Daylight Saban Time,” referring to the extra second that the Crimson Tide was granted to attempt that fateful 57-yard field goal which Auburn returned for the game-winning touchdown.