You're A Female Athlete And You Compete Against A Man.

To all female athletes:

Whenever there is a man at the starting line, don't run. Chit-chat, do your nails, or whatever.

Let the idiot run by himself. If you don't, then you're telling everyone that second place is good enough for you.

(This merely pertains to the physical attributes between males and females.  It does not pertain to other fields, or the mental capacity of both.)

You think Colorado has empathy for their homeless

My (political) thought for today

The headline reads, "Colorado spends three million from marijuana tax to feed and house the homeless."

Sure makes Colorado sound like a wonderful, compassionate, and generous state, but as Paul Harvey used to say, "Here is the rest of the story."

Budget -- $30.5 billion.
Debt -- $17 billion.

And what do they spend on illegal aliens?

$1.1 billion.

That's about 30,000% more they spend on illegals than their homeless. (Or 3,000% more, whatever.)

You Don't Know, "My (golfing) thought for today." Look At The Ball

Of course, this Post pertains to all golf shots.  One of the major problems with week-end golfers is that they want to see where the ball ends up before they hit the ball.  This results in  a flubbed shot.  The other day I watched a golfer, at that famous par-3, flub a shot.  His ball was 12 inches from the green and he wanted to watch the ball go in the hole, so just before hitting the ball he looked up which resulted in the ball travelling all of four inches: which was his third shot.

There are a few solutions to correct this problem.

1.  When driving, let your partner(s) keep their eyes on the ball so you won't have to worry about where it went.  Many years ago while on the 18th tee, it was nearly totally dark.  After driving the ball I walked up to the spot where I felt where the ball would have landed based on how I had hit the ball..  When I got to the spot, my ball was there.

2.  When putting, don't look up to see where the ball is going, keep looking at where the ball was and listen. I used to love to hear the "plop" (noise) of the ball falling into the hole.  It's the sweeteast sound you'll ever hear.

3.  When driviing or when using a fairway iron, let your shoulder lift up your head, not lifting your head to look for the ball before your shoulder has done its full turn.

If you follow these, you will flub a lot less shots resulting in a lower score.  Relax and have fun out there.  If you're a scratch golfer, forget about my tips. 

You Don't Believe That Communism Is Taking A Hold In America

My letter to the editor that I believed that Communism was starting to take hold in America.

To the Editor:

Dear Sir, 

'Open Letter to One'

“As soon as you abuse the privilege of being free, you are no longer.”

Your freedoms may not be taken from you at that very instant, because a great number of other people all around you have not fallen into your plight but it has died inside you where it counts the most.

Although the outward appearance will look the same, as you may still be able to do as you normally did before, it will appear to you more and more as you go on, that you have lost your zest in doing what before seemed a great fulfillment in your life.

Besides the fact that you are living in frustration and despair, from dreary days into drearier nights and back again. You are still but only one lost to freedom, for now you become a follower. For without a fulfillment in doing what you desire you accept the thoughts, actions and desires of others. You become a conformist, compromiser, pacifist and what have you.

If, as some have done, you finally analyze what you have let yourself into, but say, Oh Well! Everyone else seems OK, so I'll just coast along and see what happens. Never regaining enough of yourself to take the time and the effort to get out of this dilemma. Also never realizing just how many others have also fallen into your plight.

Others around you, without as strong a will as your own, see that you are still—at least outwardly—a close image of your former self, but without expending the energy you used to use to partake in the actions which were necessary for maintaining your personal freedoms, without an apparent loss of these freedoms. So now they also, slowly but surely, abuse their own privilege of being free.
Now all these, “I'm only one,” have multiplied themselves over and over again.

Now a lot of people who have thought what they were doing was right. But, seeing this change, begin to wonder maybe some of it is wrong. Gosh! This must be the modern look, everyone else seems to be doing just the opposite these days, maybe I'd better get on the bandwagon before someone thinks I'm not keeping up with the times.

Now we have a majority from one. Hello, Communism.

Damn it! I forgot to lock my back door again. Thank You.

Yours Truly,

_________________
Norbert A. Tanguay

(The above letter was written and mailed to Time Magazine on April 28, 1961)

You Don't Know Which One You Are

The word of God, through the Bible said:

“What you do to the least of my brethren, you do unto Me.” -- Matthew, Chapter 25, 34-46.

Most, if not all Christians know the meaning of this Proverb. Feeding a homeless person or helping a lost child would be part of this Proverb, as both could be considered one of, “the least of My brethren.”

But, what about 45?

45 “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for Me.”

This, of course, speaks of an act of omission. If you see, are aware of, and can do something and you don't, then you also didn't do it to God. I believe most Christians are completely unaware of #45.

Let's take it further.

What if one is helping, “the least of His brethren,” the ones with a physical or psychological hurt and another person tries to prevent that person from doing what is right for these, which certainly are, “the least of His brethren,” does not, then, that person also fall into the category, “you did not do for one of the least of these?”

Of course, then, #46 will come into play when one reaches his final judgment.

46 “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, . . .”

You Don't Know, "My (golfing) thought for today." Putting

Putting

The lie of the century is, “Practice Makes Perfect.” You can practice night and day incorrectly and you'll never be perfect. You should, then, obey the five P's.

Perfect Practice Produces Perfect Performance

It is also known that one has to perform a task 3,000 times for it to become fluid and natural. Those 3,000 times, though, must follow the 5 P's. 

Putting regimen:

  1. Place six balls, six inches from and around the hole, putt each one into the hole and repeat five times. If you miss at any time during the 36 stroke cycle you have to start at the beginning and continue until all 36 putts are made--with no misses. Why six inches? Because all putting strokes should be strong enough to travel up to six inches beyond the hole. If the ball is on line then it will go in.  If it doesn't then you won't miss the next putt. Once you've accomplished this then go to #2.
  1. Place five balls, 12 inches from and around the hole, putt them in and repeat four more times. If you miss any putt, then you start over.
  1. Place four balls 24 inches from and around the hole, putt them in and repeat three more times. If you miss any putt, then you start over.
  2. Place three balls 36 inches from and around the hole, putt them in and repeat two more times. If you miss any putt, then you start over.

Whenever you miss a putt during play from any one of these distances, you must practice from that distance and continue through the sequence, i.e., if you miss a 12 inch putt you must practice #2, #3, & #4. (You don't have to do it all on the same day).

(This Post does not pertain to those who never practice and are satisfied to break 100 . . . occasionally.)

You Believe That It's Also Fun For The Wild Horses

Feeding Wild Horses . . . Don't!

The basic concept is, "No Feed. No Approach."

"No Feed." Feeding the wild horses can be harmful, often causing painful colic, and may result in death. Apples and carrots kill wild horses. Wild horses cannot eat any food that is not from their natural habitat.

Certainly, we admire and photograph them as they are such magnificent animals, but DO NOT FEED, as it is illegal both on the Federal and State level. If you feel that a horse or several horses are in distress, then you should call the proper authorities who then will come out and take care of them.

"No Approach." Wild horses should be skittish of humans. By approaching too close and feeding them, they lose their fear of humans. This makes them hang around built-up areas looking for handouts where there is more traffic causing them being hit by cars. The general rule is to stay 50-feet from them.

If while approaching, the horse starts to back up, so should you. This should tell you that it feels threatened. Remember, these are wild animals and when they feel that they are being threatened they may bite or injure you in other ways.

You've come to the mountains or the shores for a few days and you think that you're helping the animals by giving them a treat, but in reality you, most often, cause them to suffer excruciating pain for several days and if they cannot overcome this trauma . . . they die.

And when they become dependent on humans for their food and you go back home after your visit, who then will feed them?

You Don't Know, "My (golfing) thought for today." Under-clubbing.

Stop Under-clubbling.

Today, I watched four golfers hit on a short par 3. The closest to the green was 3/4ers of the way and the shortest was less than halfway.

Amateurs are afraid that their golf ball will go over the green, so they always under-club.

Let's stick to the par-3's for now, but it still works for the 2nd shot on a par-4, and the third shot on a par-5.

By being afraid to go past the flag, you never reach the green, let alone the hole; therefore, it takes one more shot to reach the green.
1 shot 3/4'ers of the way plus 1 shot to the green = 2 shots.

If you shoot for over-the-green, you'll have to chip back to the green.
1 shot over the green plus 1 chip shot back to the green = 2 shots, so what have you lost.  2 shots or 2 shots to get on the green is the same number of shots.

But if you go for an over-the-green shot; 80% of the time, the ball will land on the green, saving you one stroke.

With an 80% success rate you'll save 14 strokes off of your score. (14 strokes will only work if you also use this on the 4's and 5's, not just the par 3's.)

But amateurs won't even try it, as they're afraid.

Remember the truest statement in golf.

"Never up, never in."

Meaning: If the ball never reaches the hole it will never go in.


You Don't Leave a Space When Stopped

I've talked about the dangers of tailgating and being tailgated, but what about the distance that you should leave between your car and the car in front of you when stopping at a red light or stop sign.

The rule is, when stopped, you should still be able to see the rear tires of the car in front of you. Why?

1. As the car in back of you usually stops within inches, if you were inches from the car in front, you would not be able to get out of line and escape in the event of an emergency in the car in front of you, e.g., such as if it's on fire.

2. Many times the lead car stops in the cross walk and/or beyond the white line. If a truck is trying to turn left from the street on the right, the car in front of you will have to back up. If you're pinned in, it will take a long time to get everyone to back up. Without thinking, he might just back up into you.

3. If you're up against the car in front of you and get rear-ended, the force of the collision will push your car into the one in front of you. This will cause your car to be damaged both in the rear and in front. The damage caused to the car in front of you by your car may be considered to be your fault. You may get a ticket, For Failure to Maintain a Reasonable Distance and a hike in your insurance premiums.

4. To save time. This will actually save you time in leaving the intersection. When the car in front of me starts to move, so do I, at nearly the same time. If I was within inches of the car in front of me, I'd have to wait until it gets a reasonable distance away before I could even start to move; therefore, I don't save any time by being closer.

 Rule: If you can't see the rear tires, you're too close.