Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Week and Month Ahead

- BC is clearly the underdog going into Tuesday night.  I don't know much about Thomasville but judging from their record and schedule they must be ridiculous.  Not as ridiculous as Groves, though.       

- Apparently a few Only in America members will be making it up here this weekend.  Looking forward to it.  We are in the process of teaching Rick how to look both ways before crossing the street so any additional help we can get with that will be good.  

- Turns out I will be able to make it home for March 17th.  2010 marks the 6th year we have gone w/o starting our own Irish group after the initial idea was brought forth.  I believe the goal was having a group in the parade by 2006.  There is a lot of blame to go around as to why this has not yet happened, and a lot of it rests on me and a few of the '01 class members for not taking action.  Any ideas on how to expedite this process are welcome.          
- President Obama will be coming to Savannah in a few weeks to help defend John Barrow's house seat listen to people's concerns about jobs and the economy.  Does anyone know what Webber's plans are for that day?

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010


Good morning. Welcome to Benedictine Military School. I am Cadet Colonel Snuffy P. Smith, Brigade Commander of the Corps of Cadets. I hope your stay here will be both pleasant and rewarding. The Brigade is looking forward to the upcoming inspection and review.


The Brigade scored 592 out of a possible 600 points to retain the Gold Star for the 24th consecutive year.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Open Line Wednesdays

Donnie from GA asks: "Pat, what are your thoughts about the results from the CPAC Straw Poll? I realize it's a straw poll and in itself doesn't mean a whole lot, if anything, but who do you feel is the early favorite to represent the GOP in 2012? Is BMBS ready to endorse anyone yet?"

Thanks for the question, Donnie. It makes me feel relevant and important.

I don't make anything of the straw poll. I know this will piss Ryan off but Ron Paul never was and never will be a serious presidential candidate. He never came close to winning a single primary in any state in 2008 and he continues to poll in the low single digits in every scientific sample conducted. His supporters are all college kids who stay up til 4 in the morning in Ayn Rand chatrooms arguing over the best way to privatize the sidewalks. They make up maybe 4-5% of the electorate but are vocal and dedicated as hell.  And they have endless time on their hands.  

This is not to say I do not like Ron Paul. I really like most of what he has to say, own most of his books, and appreciate him being the only GOP candidate with truly small-government views and convictions.  But the stuff that I don't like kills whatever chances he has of being a viable candidate. Terrorists should be afforded constitutional rights? Since when?  Under what precedent?  I don't remember Lincoln affording Southern sympathizers such protections (much less Southerners themselves) or FDR treating citizens of Japanese descent that way. Why should Aba Daba Mohammed, who is actually a sworn enemy alien and admitted conspirator in the death of thousands of innocent people, be any different?

Judging from the current field, we will not be endorsing anyone for president in 2012. Palin is terrible. As are Romney and Huckabee. None know what the hell they are talking about and none have convictions. It's all just warmed-over George W. Bush/Karl Rove-style talking points that aren't backed by any real record of conservative accomplishment or well-thought out political philosophy. Only Reagan had these and it is becoming clear he is the last great president this country will truly have.     

Our political matra here at BMBS is "everyone leaves everyone else alone."  We will continue to fight for this creed in the coming months. We think Republican victories this November would be good because divided government and gridlock are actually good things and anything to stop the Obamanomics freight train would certainly be welcome right now.  But we do not believe the GOP is anywhere near ready to govern again any time soon.  At least a few more election cycles in the wilderness will be necessary.     

Thanks Donnie, and let me know if you have any further questions.
Mr. Bush sighting! At the corner of Broughton and Barnard. Time - approximately 2:45pm.

Bourbon Street

Knowshon Moreno punched out a drunk 18 year old at Bourbon Street this past weekend. Hilarity ensued.

Monday, February 22, 2010

George Will's speech at CPAC over the weekend was killer.

February Madness, cont'd.

I have just been informed that round 1 will take place at the BC gym (not Armstrong). Which means if anyone plans on watching the game they should get to Seawright Drive no later than, say, lunchtime on Friday. It also means I will not get to see the Cadets play again, unless some really crazy stuff happens and we somehow end up in Macon.

Thanks to the GHSA for placing the quarterfinals in Americus - a hop, skip, and jump away from nowhere.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Palm Beach County Sheriffs Mean Business

No, this is not an R2-D2-esque droid. This is a suped up Segway scooter complete with sirens and lights.
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Feline Stew

I thought this was hilarious. If anyone met Jeannine Leonard's pet cat Precious, they know he'd make a mighty stew.

Ryan, how's Casey doing?

... I'm getting hungry all of a sudden.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

When it rains, it pours...and sometimes it snows.

Tonight's game has been postponed to Monday night at 7:30. The Oyster Roast has been moved to Monday night as well. Hope ya'll can make it Monday!

Monday, February 08, 2010

46 Years Ago This Week...

Takin' Care of Business

The Cadets took care of business over the weekend, easily dispatching of counties Tattnall and Appling. The stage is now set for this Friday night as MCA comes to the Bat Cave with the regular season region championship on the line. (Technically, it will be for a share of the regular season region championship, but BC holds the tie-breaker, which would give them the #1 seed in the region tournament and the right to host the tournament.) With all the hoopla surrounding this contest, it is easily the most anticipated BC basketball game in recent memory. The student section will be doing another white-out as well. Get there early, as a standing-room-only crowd is anticipated.

What's the word of the week? F*** the Bucs, Sir!

Friday, February 05, 2010

Senior Night

The Cadets have to take care of business this weekend, in order to set up the epic showdown with MCA next Friday. To avoid distractions next week, CJH moved Senior Night to tonight's game against Tattnall County. The seniors will be honored tonight at 6:00, with tipoff following at 6:30.

This is arguably the best senior class to ever wear a Benedcitine basketball uniform. As a freshman team, they went undefeated and now, as seniors, will lead the Cadets to their first state playoff tournament since 1977 and possibly their first region championship since 1959.

As great as the senior basketball players have been, the senior-led student section has been just as dynamic. Ever since the white-out against Long County, they have created a theme for each home game. Last Saturday was Biker Night. Tonight is Sweater-vest Night and tomorrow night is Boater Safety Night. Next Friday's theme is to be determined.

Remaining Schedule
Feb 5 Tattnall 6:30
Feb 6 Appling 7:30
Feb 12 MCA 7:30

Rankings State Coaches' Poll: 9th
SMN Fab Five: 3rd
WTOC Super 11: 9th

Area Stats
6. Jibri Bryan 19.2 ppg

1. Daniel Coursey 12.2 rpg
6. Jibri Bryan 8.9 rpg

1. Jibri Bryan 3.6 spg
4. Joey Friess 3.1 spg

3. Joey Friess 5.0 apg

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Six More Weeks!

I have 42 more days to try to fit into these pants.