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Jack Kemp Requiscat in Pace What Was The First Thing He Did At HUD?

May 4, 2009 | By | No Comments

“People don’t care about how much you know until they know how much you care,” Jack Kemp often said.

Your Business Blogger(R) and Charmaine crossed paths with the QB/Compassionate-Politico a number of times.

We talked with him when he was Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. He told us that he spent $60,000 dollars on pictures for the HUD building. A tremendous sum even back then.

60K for pictures? we asked.

The old dull gray HUD walls were festooned(?) with old dull gray photos of housing developments — government run tenement slums.

The first thing he did was to take down pictures of those monstrosities and replace them with pictures of hope.

Instead of apartment buildings, visitors now saw majestic pictures of Lincoln.

He said words to the effect, “I wanted to give people a vision of the future, of home ownership…”

If you wanted real change you’d pick a QB who could move the ball down the field and win games.

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A politician may not remember every campaign or every race — but he always remembers his first.

Charmaine’s parents worked on his first run for congress in Buffalo in the early 70′s. Kemp was a gentleman with a kind word for everyone.

No one didn’t like Jack Kemp.

Jack Kemp, RIP.

The Pill For Minors (and Your Mother Need Not know…)

March 24, 2009 | By | One Comment

George Weigel says that the real winner in the last election was…

the 1960′s.

The Woodstock-er Flower Power, Free Love-Hippy-Hypocrites are having children and presidents of their own.

Love Hypocrites? Yep.

If you can’t be with the one you love, love the one you’re with!

Sex sells as nothing else. But only sex. Nothing else.

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Your Business Blogger(R) was at a local high school sporting event in the stands next to another doting dad who truly cares about his daughter. (Note: this story is essentially true; some details have been changed for obvious reasons.)

I know about the daughter. A lot. Too much.

Charmaine and I regularly monitor The (teenaged) Dreamer’s and the Dude’s Facebook friends. And saw pictures of someone else’s daughter that would not get her hired in any company I advise.

I gently suggest to the Dad that Facebook is a good source to learn if teenage daughters are well, “active.”

He says. “I don’t want to know.” I am perplexed.

He smiles, “They are just going to do it anyway.”

He didn’t want to know about his daughter’s (potential) amorous adventurous.

But he might get concerned…

If he learned that she might be smoking.

And without a doubt, if her football friends were drinking and driving.

Sex: OK anytime.

Smoking: BAD anytime.

Drinking: BAD while driving.

Facebook: WHAT?

Woodstock-ers don’t mind if their daughter’s are sexually active, as long as they really care about their health: no smoking and don’t drive while drunk.

(I’m still waiting for the public school system Safe Smoking Class; the Safe Drinking Class.)

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The contraceptive pill known as Plan B soon will be made available without prescription to minors without parental consent . . .

This is Woodstock-ing your children.

NATASHA SINGER writes in The New York Times, Contraception Pill Strictures Are Eased by a Judge

A federal judge ordered the Food and Drug Administration on Monday to make the Plan B morning-after birth control pill available without prescription to women as young as 17….

The agency has 30 days to comply with the order, in which the judge also urged the agency to consider removing all restrictions on over-the-counter sales of Plan B. The drug consists of two pills that prevent conception if taken within 72 hours of sexual intercourse…

Not until 2006 did the F.D.A. rule, saying that the drug could be sold without a prescription only to women over 18. In order to enforce the age restriction, the agency also ordered that Plan B be stocked behind pharmacy counters, in contrast to other over-the-counter contraceptives like condoms.

Americans United for Life Condemns Ruling Increasing Minors’ Access to Dangerous Plan B

Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York unilaterally determined in Tummino v. Torti that 17 year old girls should have unrestricted, over-the-counter access to Plan B or so-called “emergency contraception.” In doing so, the court overruled a previous decision by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requiring that minors first obtain a valid prescription for the potentially dangerous drug.

The Obama Administration is widely expected to welcome the ruling and not pursue a meaningful appeal in the case.

Dr. Charmaine Yoest, President & CEO of Americans United for Life said, “Given legitimate concerns about the safety of self-medicating with Plan B, it is incomprehensible that we would allow a minor to walk into any pharmacy and obtain this drug without medical oversight or parental involvement.”

So where did this new nonsense originate?

Sam & Dave sum it up,

I was educated at Woodstock

When I start lovin’, oh, I just can’t stop


Join Fight FOCA Maybe the Obama administration is right:

Kids are going to do it anyway:

They just can’t stop.

But they better not have a cigarette after…

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The Woodstock-administration is working to promote prescription pills to underage girls.

Abortions are coming next.

Stop the Woodstock-ers.

Fight FOCA.

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Thank you (foot)notes:

Some versions From the Blues Brothers have,

I was educated from good stock

When I start lovin’ I just cant stop

The Woodstock-ers have created the party of death.

Alert Readers know that Your Business Blogger(R) spent a number of decades in pharmaceutical and medical device companies and had to work with FDA requirements.

The FDA has its reasoning upside down, backwards, wrong.

That is to say: They are making political — not a medical — decision.

The normal contraceptive Pill requires a prescription from a licensed physician.

Plan B IS the Pill, except much, much stronger.

Now Plan B will require no prescription, but its stronger dose twin does?

This is lunacy. This is anti-science. This is anti-health.

This is the new administration.

See Truthspeaker’s Weblog

Visit Court Gives 17-Year-Old Girls Unrestricted Access to Morning-After Pill

Tuesday, By Susan Jones, Senior Editor

Unlimited Youth Football in Northern Virgina

July 16, 2007 | By | 2 Comments

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Northern Virginia

Unlimited Youth

Football Association Alert Readers know that we’ve moved around a bit.

Which means new schools, piano teachers, friends, coaches.

The Penta Posse has taken each uprooting and replanting as normal.

As we constantly remind them: We are not normal…

Anyway, The Dude has always been lucky to find the best coaches in sports.

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The Hurricanes Maryland state champions Our luck continues in our move back to Virginia from Maryland. After some checking around, we learned that there is no local Pop Warner football league in Northern Virginia.

But we may have found something better for our boy.

The Northern Virginia Unlimited Youth Football Association is just what The Dude was looking for. The league’s motto is,

“Let the Big Guys Play!”

The program is designed for 6th-8th Graders Only (11-14 Years of Age), and most important:

No Weight Limit, No Experience Needed

The NOVA UYFA tag line continues,

“Prepare Yourself For High School Level – Come Experience The Fun!”

If you are looking for an advanced level of football for high school prep. Contact Joe or leave me a comment.

Or come to the FREE conditioning camp:

July 16th is the start of our Conditioning Camp.

Time: 6pm to 7:15pm

Place: White Oak Elementary School

The minimum weight is 130 pounds, so players are big. And serious.

Email me for questions.

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The Son of Thunder

October 2005

“The Equipment Manager”

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Thank you (foot)notes:

One of the challenges that this league is facing is a government bureaucracy. Your Business Blogger has wrestled a bit with bureaucracies and managing bureaucrats and working with bureaucracies well understands the challenges. The local government employee/zealots have made it difficult for the budget-conscience league to market to the general population. The most common marketing effort for the local sports teams is to place temporary roadside signage.

But the local governing jurisdictions are hammering the leagues with litter-laws, and other special big-government applications.

Joe Whibley, the Executive Director of NOVA UYFA says word of mouth works to identify football players.

“We are always looking for more players to join,” and Joe asks that we all help, “advertising…spreading the word…and recruiting for us.”

The counties are not yet silencing blogs as a media outlet. This is an unpaid endorsement for the Northern Virginia

Unlimited Youth Football Association.

See What Is The Best Predictor of Successful Leadership? See Management Training.

NOVA UYFA is Endorsed by the Northern VA High School Coaches Association

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Monday Night Football Blogging: How Do They Do That?

November 7, 2005 | By | 6 Comments

I am a bad mother. I asked the Dude why I should let him stay up to watch the Colts vs. the Patriots and he pointed me to the cover of Sports Illustrated and said simply, “Because it’s the duel. Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady. Silly Mommy.”

Makes sense to me.

So, here’s the question. How do they do that??!! Peyton Manning lofted this one pass halfway down the field — 30-some yards — to Dominick Rhodes — and I just want to know how they know someone from their own team will be there to catch it.

I’m serious. How do they do it when the pass is that long?