Kelly to the Defense. Happy Friday

Kelly to the Defense

Interesting that he mentions ‘Joe Dunford’ as his casualty officer. He was my Battalion Commander at Camp Lejeune and was one hell of an officer. Though having a locked company officer made a bigger difference than a locked on Battalion Commander. I’ll explain more in the future.

My takeaway on Kelly. So what exactly is John Kelly defending? The statement that President Obama did not extend condolences to Mr. Kelly, which appears false, given that President Obama hosted Mr. Kelly at luncheon for parents whose children died in military service or the statement that President Trump made to the family of Sgt. Johnson. Or is Mr. Kelly defending the utter lack of preparedness that President Trump brings to every facet of his presidency, in which he refuses to be engaged and prepared before conducting the business of president, including consoling the families of fallen soldiers?

In any event, Mr. Kelly’s statements to do not seem to comprehend the fact that Mr. Trump’s comments to a Sgt. Johnson’s family were profoundly upsetting.

Cubs Lose

I saw this one coming. After the first half of their season I thought they might have some issues with kicking the offense into gear.

Congratulations to the new champions of the National League.

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They still have a lot to be proud of….and so goes the plannning for what games we’re going to next year. Nope – still not going to see the Padres. HaHa.

Kirkland Ball Back….

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The Costco Kirkland golf ball was back in stock for a day. Did you happen to be one of those few that logged in and was able to buy two dozen? *Cough* I was.

Few more days until Halloween…

Stranger Things comes out on Netflix soon.

Hey It’s Thursday

Golf Update

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I played a round of golf yesterday with the guys. Update on the guys in a bit. Have you tried this new Titleist AVX ball? It’s very good and being sold in sleeves on ebay higher than what they’re being sold here in California. This is the ball that is being tested by Titleist in three markets – California, Arizona, and Floria. My review on the ball. It’s soft and on average I was hitting it about 8-10 yard further than the Pro V1 ball. Putting with it you can really tell how soft the ball is. What gets me? It’s the same price point as their existing ProV’s. So they’re really making it known that it’s not an inferior ball.

Back to the guys: I decided some audio would be best.

Cubs Win

Ryne Sandberg brings his grandkids to the ball park. How awesome is this?!?

Cubs win. Cubs win. Holy Cow!

Cubs Win

We did it. Onto the NLCS for the 3rd straight year. I was photographing some volleyball last night and it was looking like it was going to be one of those kinds of losses on volleyball – so boom I removed myself and it was time to cheer on my beloved Cubs. It turned out to be one of the closest games since last year’s game seven.

Quick shower before bed. #FlyTheW

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Conan and Tom Cruise

Quite funny. You’re welcome.

Speaking of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Jerry Seinfeld with President Obama.

Lastly….

I was having a discussion yesterday about Coldplay and how good they are. But what I enjoyed even more was the Howard Stern interview with Chris Martin. Here you go.

 

Thursday Morning Coffee

Latest Golf Magazine

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I don’t usually enjoy them. As it’s usually a lot of hoopla and with very little beneficial. But this particular issue was good advice – putting left hand low – setup for left hand low and much more. Quite enjoyed the issue. Ok Ok Lexi Thompson doesn’t hurt either

Golf Tournament Yesterday

This video using the new shot tracer app was on our 2nd hole. This was his approach shot that he setup for and made a birdie.

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We’ve been playing with Joel Cloud (nice guy) and we’ve enjoyed having him in our group. He’ll even be joining us again this Saturday for our next tournament. Good to have some newness.

As for how I played. I hit some very crisp iron shots but fell apart coming in for an 81. Two birdies. Photo below of one of my approaches on a par 3 for birdie.

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Moving on….

New Star Wars Last Jedi trailer dropped. A lot of unanswered questions…yep – it’ll be the movie to go and see this Christmas and will probably be the box office smash of the year. I’m getting the feeling this will be the ‘Empire Strikes Back’ movie.

Donald Trump…

I posted this on Twitter yesterday. The right wing gets all ultra-defensive when we try to limit the 2nd amendment in any fashion but yet when someone voices an opinion, they want to silence that. Does Donald remember that he took an oath to defend the entire constitution? Not just the parts of it that you like more than others or perhaps that suit you more.

Cmon Cubbies. Don’t Fail me Now

Cubs vs Nationals Today

Smells like game day!! #Cubs #NLDS #GoCubsGo

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The first game of the series. This will be the series that may determine a lot. I’m rooting for the Cubbies but I feel like a few pieces to their game aren’t just dynamite like they were last year. But – the postseason is a whole different animal. You just need to get hot for a few games and before you know it – you’re in the World Series.

Blade Runner…

I’m off to see the newest one today. It’s getting very good early reviews so I’m curious to see how it will pan out. Is Harrison Ford a replicant?!?! I have a feeling we still won’t have a clear idea and we’ll still be guessing.

More Justice League Photos…

Along with a new and the final trailer launching this Sunday.

Off-Duty SDPD at the Concert Shooting

I was brought this gem to my attention by my step-daughter Lauren on Facebook. One of her friends, Max, was at the concert who was an off-duty police officer. Between heroes like this and those that dove on top of their loved ones to save them – we have some amazing people in this country.

Interview with him below…

Lastly…Words on Alexa

I was told that my wife’s family couldn’t believe that we used Amazon Alexa for our lights, etc and more with the comment ,”Are you ok with it always recording?”

Well, you’re not really understanding how it works. It’s just listening and processing about ten seconds at a time and only looking for keywords. Of course, the keyword is ‘Alexa’. When it doesn’t recognize that in the recorded data it deletes it. It has a very small amount of flash memory onboard and can not afford to store/save any of these conversations.

Las Vegas Shooting

Las Vegas Shooting

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Another shooting in the United States. The largest mass casualty event on record. 50+ dead and at least 200 people injured. My thoughts and my deepest condolences are with the people whose entire lives were changed. Terrible. We still haven’t reached a sweet spot between inconvenience and proper security.

A nutjob shooting with an automatic weapon shooting from an elevated positiion. Geez. With potentially eight weapons on hand. This is madness. He reloaded five or fix times with people waiting on the ground – unsure. Just madness.

 

Hep A Update. Volleyball. Hugh Hefner

Have you been following the outbreak of Hep A that we have going on in San Diego? It’s really a culmination of so many factors put together. Police not enforcing items downtown and the homeless population growing to numbers that we haven’t seen before.

Above is Mark Larson discussing what’s happening and what needs to be addressed.

Another video I’m posting is a discussion of the facts and myths of Hep A. Since 2006 we’ve made the vaccination mandatory by law in California.

As we’re getting into Octoberfest season and large gatherings – I just wonder about the safety and people not spreading it. It seems the best advice is washing your hands before and after meals and making sure not to put your fingers in your mouth.

Moving onto Volleyball…

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I went last evening to watch some volleyball. It’s tough to watch. I think it’ll be known as the season of what could have been. With two starters out due to grades – it sure makes the season difficult. What’s odd? Historically both the girls Cross Country and girls Volleyball have the highest cumulative GPA’s on campus. It was a joke while my son was running cross-country how many of the girls had higher than 4 GPA’s.

Makes me laugh – kinda. I mean you reach a point where all you can do is laugh.

Passing of Hugh Hefner

Yes – for you Hugh – Heaven might be a letdown.