Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Ohio Son George Steinbrenner RIP

The leader of my wife's beloved Yankees has died. Love him or hate him, George Steinbrenner gave all those he did business with their money's worth be they corporate, ticket holder, fan or recipients of his largess.

Steinbrenner was a graduate assistant to Woody Hayes (54-55) the year that the Buckeyes were undefeated and went on to win the Rose Bowl. George and his wife have left their imprint on The Shoe to the benefit of all.

Rocky River and Ohio have lost a giant.

The Unreal Reality Of The Left

Stark numbers do not deter the fervent. Numbers based in reality, backed by research, can't shake the believer. Religion? No, but in a sense, yes. Missions carried out against all odds are those of legend and sometimes history. The true believer will follow to the end those that plant a vision in their minds, even when those planters have nothing to rail against and have gone far afield of the fight into areas of greed for power and money. Believing is a wonderful thing. Believing is false idols is sad.

"We have to close the enthusiasm gap and remind people that the majority that existed two years ago still exists today," said Ben Jealous, president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, in a phone interview.

"The danger of the tea party is that people see them and think about periods in history when groups like them were much more powerful than they are now," he said. "And so a lot of what we spend energy doing is explaining to people what reality is, and that the reality is that the majority from 2008 still exists. It went no where but back on the couch, and our biggest challenge is to get it back off the couch and back to the streets and back on the battlefield."

Sounds nice, as in Col. Travis stating clearly to his men that Fannin was on his way. In fact Fannin wasn't coming and Travis knew it. So does Ben Jealous.

“‘We’re deeply concerned about elements that are trying to move the country back, trying to reverse progress that we’ve made,’ NAACP spokeswoman Leila McDowell told ABC News. “We are asking that the law-abiding members of the Tea Party repudiate those racist elements, that they recognize the historic and present racist elements that are within the Tea Party movement.”

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, in coordination with 170 other groups, including labor unions, is planning a protest march in Washington, D.C., Oct. 10 as the next step in building momentum against the Tea Party.”

As proof, the anti-Tea Party faction cites "facts" such as Tea Partiers yelling "nigger" at the black caucus as they paraded with Nancy Pelosi on their way to the capitol. Didn't happen. It has proven that there was no such occurrence. The reality of unreality. All in the name of a cause and with this cause everyday is the Alamo with odds that are similar and America is represented as a broken down, not completed mission.

Reality can be depressing to some. To others it can be exhilarating even a release. When Travis came clean to his men telling them that there would be no relief, even exhorting them to make Mexican victory more terrible than defeat, only one man left the Alamo. The rest, almost out of ammunition, fought to the death in hand combat mortally wounding Santa Anna's planned subjugation of Texas. Knowing the truth they willingly gave their lives to defend their beloved vision of what Texas could be and for the recognition and freedom of their fellow citizens. They dealt a victory more terrible than defeat to Santa Anna because they knew the truth. They based their decision in the reality that relief was not coming.