The Bottom 25 College Football Rankings

It is the beginning of a long season. Tom Fornelli of CBS Sports offers a weekly ranking of college football teams.

We are likely to see some upsets.

https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/bottom-25-college-football-rankings-florida-state-tennessee-check-in-after-week-1/

ramsColorado State Rams Prepare for their next game versus Arkansas

On Saturday evening (9-8-18), the Rams scored a touchdown with less than a minute to play… defeating the Razorbacks of Arkansas 34-27; thus escaping the Bottom 25.

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Outside the Pubs: How the Brits are Speaking of America

“Talk about throwing a spanner in the works[1], those Americans have really picked themselves a tosser[2] haven’t they?”

“Bob’s your uncle![3] There are not enough bog rolls[4] in the world to clean up their shambles[5].”

“Have you seen how the all too chuffed [6] wanker[7] came across the Atlantic and attempted to gut[8] NATO, too?”

“Blimey! Toff[9] Trump has lost the plot[10] and It seems he cares more about his dodgy[11] Russian business partners than our long history of Western civilization alliances.”

“Those same bloaks knicked[12] their election! They got shagged.[13]”

“You know your onions[14]. The nutter[15] punter[16] has knocked the sod off[17] the prime ministers of at least three countries in less than a fortnight[18].”

“Absobloodylootely![19] I’d say so and how that it is not at all ace[20] to be misogynistic, racist, egomaniac, and xenophobic.”

“The greedy plonker[21] may be off to Bedfordshire[22] with the chav[23].”

“Gobsmacked[24] I am!”

“Couldn’t their citizens become knackered[25] and make the oaf redundant[26]?”

“No, not even one off.[27] Their system works wonky[28], unlike ours.”

“What now, is  the tactless, belligerent fool always on the pull?[29]

“Or must he see a nasty man about a dog?[30]”

“I’d wager more than a tad[31] if his mother was alive,

she’d spank his pompous arse.[32]

stop

Plonker!?!

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[1] Screw up = “Throw a spanner in the works”

[2] Idiot = Tosser; a.k.a. Daft Cow

[3] There you go! = “Bob’s your uncle”

[4] Toilet paper = Blog Roll

[5] Mess; Plan gone wrong = Shambles

[6] Proud = Chuffed

[7] Idiot = Wanker or Knob-Head

[8] Tried to devastate = Gut

[9] Upper Class Person = Toff

[10] Gone crazy = Lost the Plot

[11] Suspicious = Dodgy

[12] Stolen = Nicked

[13] Screwed = Shagged

[14] Being knowledgeable = Know your onions

[15] Crazy Person = Nutter

[16] Prostitute’s Client = Punter

[17] Pissed-off = Sod-off

[18] Two weeks = Fortnight

[19] Yes! = Absol-bloody-lutely!

[20] Cool = Ace

[21] Idiot = Plonker

[22] Going to bed = “I’m off to Bedfordshire”

[23] White Trash = Chav

[24] Amazed = Gobsmacked

[25] Tired = Nackered

[26] Fired from a job = Made redundant

[27] One time only = One Off

[28] Not Right = Wonky

[29] Looking for Sex = “On the Pull”

[30] Do a deal or take a dump = “See a man about a dog”

[31] Little Bit = Tad

[32] Rear End / Fat Buttocks = Arse

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That Was the Week That Was

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Volume VII, Issue 15                       Sunday, July 29, 2018                                  ***** Edition

 

In the North American Wild West . . .

Dateline: Corpus Christi, Texas

A woman dressed as a cockroach attended a city council meeting to bring attention not only to her but an influx of rodents in an area where new vegetation was planted.

Dateline: Seattle, Washington

This city maintains its ‘king’ status for the third consecutive year with more than 60 construction cranes erected, which is more than 30 than in any other city in the USA.

Dateline: Coeur D’Alene, Idaho

The local resort estimates that 30,000 golf balls have accumulated on the floor of the lake bed near a floating golf green.

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Along the North Atlantic Coast . . .

 

Dateline: Plaistow, New Hampshire

A man inside Planet Fitness’ “judgment free zone” tries to reason with police after being apprehended for exercising naked.

 

Dateline: Albany, New York

A series of cybersecurity drills are being conducted to see how vulnerable the state’s election system is to hacking.

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In the American Heartland . . .

Dateline: Fort Smith, Arkansas

An ordinance outlawing public dancing on Sundays since 1953 (for 65 years) has finally been repealed.

 

Dateline: Paw Paw, Michigan

Police were told of a man was shot in the neck while searching for deer antlers. He was charged for filing a false felony report when it was learned that the ‘victim’ fell on his own arrow.

 

Dateline: Lexington, Kentucky

Two confederate statues were relocated to the town cemetery after being located downtown for more than 130 years. Confederate Secretary of War John Breckinridge and General John Hunt Morgan have already found their final resting places.

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Elsewhere in the United State of America . . .

Dateline: Wailuku, Hawai’i

Due to the Kilauea Volcano eruption on the Big Island, the Hawaii Animal Rescue Foundation has taken in more than 80 displaced dogs.

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Italian Who Brings All Christians Together

by Robert Ellsburg

St. Pope John XXIII led efforts for ecumenicalism of all people.

On October 28, 1958, a new pope greeted the Church from the balcony overlooking St. Peter’s Square. There stood the smiling, rotund figure of Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli, the son of peasants and recently the patriarch of Venice. “I am called John,” he said.

In appearance, and in almost every other respect, Pope John XXIII stood in contrast with his gaunt and otherworldly predecessor, Pius XII. Gregarious and open, John exuded an enthusiasm for life that in itself set a positive tone for his pontificate and raised hopes for a season of change. These hopes were answered by the astonishing announcement that he intended to convene an ecumenical council, the first in almost a hundred years. He spoke of the need to “open the windows” of the Church and to let in fresh air. It was the signal of an extraordinary renewal, an era of openness and positive dialogue between the Church and the modern world.

On October 4, 1962, on the eve of the opening of the Second Vatican Council, Pope John made a rare trip outside of Rome to visit Assisi, to pray to the Blessed Mother and St. Francis for the success of the Council. It was a reminder of his deep Franciscan roots. As a young boy of fourteen, while enrolled in the junior seminary of Bergama, he was received as a Third Order Franciscan. “Oh! The serene and innocent joy of that coincidence,” he later said. “A Franciscan tertiary and cleric on his way to the priesthood, drawn in, therefore by the same cords of simplicity, still unconscious and happy, that was to accompany us up to the blessed altar that was later to give us everything in life.”

There were many steps along the way to the Chair of St. Peter: Apostolic Visitor to Bulgaria and then Turkey, nuncio to France, and later Patriarch of Venice. But Pope John always acknowledged his familial bonds with the followers of St. Francis. In 1959, just before his election as pope, he presided over a celebration marking the 750th anniversary of Pope Innocent III’s approval of the Franciscan Rule. At the end of his remarks, he said, “Beloved sons! Allow us to add a special word from the heart to all those here who belong to the peaceful army of the lay Tertiaries of St. Francis: I am your brother Joseph.” Having launched Vatican II, Pope John did not live to see it completed. Dying of cancer, he retained his humor and humility. “My bags are packed,” he said, “and I am ready to go.” From his deathbed he dictated a final message of hope for the Church he loved:

Now more than ever, certainly more than in past centuries, our intention is to serve people as such and not only Catholics; to defend above all and everywhere the rights of the human person and not only those of the Catholic Church; it is not the Gospel that changes; it is we who begin to understand it better…. The moment has arrived when we must recognize the signs of the times, seize the opportunity, and look far abroad.

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Pope John XXIII died on June 3, 1963. In a few brief years he had won the hearts of the world, and his passing was universally mourned. He was canonized in April 2014.


In convening the Second Vatican Council, Saint John XXIII
showed an exquisite openness to the Holy Spirit.
He let himself be led and he was for the Church a
pastor, a servant-leader. This was his great service to
the Church; he was the pope of openness to the Holy Spirit.

source: https://blog.franciscanmedia.org/franciscan-spirit/the-franciscan-saints-john-xxiiiutm_campaign=The%20Franciscan%20Saints%202018&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=64215959&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9YcaOgdrEPC1UVvNOfpDWDcVq3qgQ0VRp3ZtHiW-GiK47RVMlEiGRmpU8zrqSOe40TvhHJ2caF6eRI2JIoOb5w87u2mA&_hsmi=64215959

Hockey Scores Big in 2018 ESPY Awards

The sport of hockey and the Winter Olympics received much of the recognition of this year’s ESPN sporting awards.

https://www.eonline.com/news/949722/espys-2018-winners-the-complete-list

irish trojans

Fans Vote for ESPYs

Three Professional Sports Come to Dramatic Seasonal Closes on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

Belmont  Park, New York

June 9, 2018

 

On Thursday, the National Hockey League season ended when the Washington Capitals won the Stanley Cup 4 games to 1 over the Las Vegas Golden Knights.

On Friday, the National Basketball Association season ended when the Golden State Warriors was their third championship in four years. For this, they should receive honorable mention in Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

On Saturday, the magnificent horse Justify should defeat nine others to claim the Triple Crown.

Justify has captured the Triple Crown after winning the 150th Belmont Stakes on Saturday in New York.

Justify won the Belmont starting from the rail. The last Triple Crown from that spot at the Belmont was Secretariat, 45 years ago to the day Saturday.

Justify, which went off as the 4-5 favorite, is the 13th horse to win the Triple Crown but just the second to capture it undefeated, joining Seattle Slew (1977). Justify beat nine other horses to win — more competition than any other Triple Crown winner has beaten in the Belmont. Justify defeated 35 horses across the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont.

Bob Baffert, Justify’s trainer, joins “Sunny Jim” Fitzsimmons as the only trainers to win the Triple Crown twice. Fitzsimmons won in 1930 with Gallant Fox and in 1935 with Omaha. Baffert won in 2015 with American Pharoah.

It was Baffert’s fifth attempt to win the Triple Crown — three more than any other trainer. It was jockey Mike Smith’s first Triple Crown. At 52, he is the oldest jockey to win the Triple Crown.

Gronkowski finished second in the 1 1/2 mile race, and Hofburg finished third before a crowd of 90,000.

What next?!?

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The Retrievers Upset #1 seeded Virginia Cavaliers

The Dailey Sun~Chronicles – June 7th Issue Theme “Human Error”

That Was the Week That Was in America

“Let It Be”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyOs2abOYXg

 

 

In the North American Wild West . . .

Dateline: Las Vegas, Nevada [Carson City is the state capital]

Now the Golden Knights are down 1-3 in the Stanley Cup Finals. A backyard fire spread to three homes causing over $650K in damage. A winning $2 bet on Las Vegas will only recover (500 to 1) $1,000.

 

Dateline: Hobbs, New Mexico

The Catholic Church is investigating reports that a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe is weeping.

 

Dateline: Fairbanks, Alaska [ JEW-no is the state capital ]

State animal control have released a plan to reduce the number of fornicating rabbits since their population increased by 1,000%.

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Along the North Atlantic Coast . . .

Dateline: Columbia, South Carolina [state capital]

Lottery officials state that Christmas Day winners will not be paid $35 million in prizes because there was a glitch whereby everyone was made a winner.

Dateline: Orono, Maine

A new genetic strain is being released by the University of Maine of a gourmet item, “Pinto Gold.” Speculation is that it tastes more like pinto beans than potatoes.

Dateline: Richmond, Virginia [state capital]

Another month has been given to a commission that is deciding what to do with dozens of Confederate monuments.

Dateline: Sarasota, Florida

The On Eternal Patrol Memorial Reef will be constructed on the ocean floor off the Gulf of Mexico to honor more than 4,000 submarine crewman, who have died since 1900. Critics wonder if the Trump Administration did the math underestimating the total number of human deaths.

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In the American Heartland . .

Dateline: Oswego, Illinois [ no Chicago is not the state capital ]

The school principal issued a stout apology of a yearbook picture of cheerleaders under a banner headline “No one ugly allowed.”

Dateline: Lansing, Michigan [state capital]

Gasoline prices have risen 32 cents a gallon during the last month. State officials don’t realize that drivers in California have been paying more than $4.00 per gallon for many more months.

Dateline: Cleveland, Tennessee

Feds acknowledged that the did a DEA raid on a family’s home erroneously.

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Elsewhere in the United State of America . . .

 

Dateline: Grand Junction, Colorado

A local state college – Colorado Mesa University – plans to build a campus specializing in culinary and hospitality programs for $15.7 million or less. Observers wonder why it will be located so far west within the state of Colorado and why it will be situated next to the region’s mental hospital.

 

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The San Dailey Sun~Chronicles : That Was The Week That Was in the USA

The San Dailey Sun~Chronicles

“All the Good News” “News You Can Use”
“No Rumors, No Fakes – Just the Facts, Jack!”
“Newspapers are worth at least the price you pay; if it is free, it is worth nothing”

Volume VII, Issue 8      Friday, June 1, 2018      ***** Edition     Only $1

 

TWWTW: That Was
the Week That Was in America

In the North American Wild West . . .

Dateline: Carson City, Nevada

Next to the infamous MOONLIGHT Bunny Ranch, owner Dennis Hof plans to open an anti-ageing Rejuvenation Center.

Dateline: Federal Way, Washington

An overturned semi spilled over 40,000 pounds of chicken feathers onto Interstate 5; it took over 4 hours to clean-up the closed freeway.

Dateline: Anchorage, Alaska

State officials have released a plan to reduce “greenhouse gases” by 30%.
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Along the North Atlantic Coast . . .

Dateline: Kennebunkport, Maine

President George H.W. Bush attended the monthly pancake breakfast of American Legion Post 159; regrettably, he could not stay for the annual Memorial Day parade.

 

Dateline: Tiverton, Rhode Island

The Twin River Casino will open ahead of schedule, which was September 1st.
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In the American Heartland . . .

Dateline: Cassopolis, Michigan

Authorities have restored Stephen Bogue’s home, which was a station of the Underground Railroad during the 1850s and 1860s/

 

Dateline: Bismarck, North Dakota

The chairman of the state’s Republican Party quit.

 

Dateline: Cleveland, Tennessee

Feds acknowledged that they did a
DEA raid on a family’s home erroneously.

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Respect [the safety pin reminds us to respect all]

Elsewhere in the United State of America . . .

Dateline: Sarasota, Florida

A couple woke up to find a 300-pound alligator in their swimming pool.

 

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Part VI – Psychoanalysis of an Ex-Lover’s Major Life-Changing Event

May Day ’18

Bon Jovi sang it best, I did my part but she didn’t. I was ‘shot through the heart and you’re to blame, she gives LOVE a bad name.

Thus she gives LOVE a bad name.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=youtube+bon+jovi&view=detail&mid=D7A60F5841A20449CA90D7A60F5841A20449CA90&FORM=VIRE

Amazing that John Bon Jovi never met the “Church Lady of MPPC”

Defense Mechanisms

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manners matter

May 20th would be Dan’s 70th birthday.
This photo is from a book called Tiffany’s Table Manners; I studied it as a young man.

In my early 40s, I taught a workshop “Mr. Manners” for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders in the Menlo (Park) Lyceum.

Wandervogel Diary

Some time ago I was at a dinner party where there was present at table a guy whose narcissistic deportment was so disruptive I don’t care if we ever become friends.

Not content to listen to the table talk and contribute in appropriate ways, he tried to dominate the conversation even though he had little to say. He kept talking over his wife who was trying to make good points, but was drowned out by him. When he failed to hold everyone’s rapt attention, he shifted to dominating his seating partner’s attention, and the table talk devolved into two competing tracks.

If you think I am making too much of this, I must answer that I believe you can tell a lot about people by how they behave at the dinner table. If someone serves himself overly-large portions which are inconsiderate of there being enough food for others, he will be greedy in other…

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