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WASP Documentarian Erin Miller
"I'm talking today to Aaron Miller. Now, Erin is not a pilot, but she is the granddaughter of a wasp that's women's airforce service pilots, and she has a fascinating story to tell. So Aaron, thank you so much for being with us today. Thank you for having me your welcome so What I'd like is for you to to share with us what what your grandmother has shared with you about her flying story, and then we'll get to your story of how you how you made things right for your grandmother. But can you tell us how she got her starting aviation? So. My Grandmother. Elaine. Dan. For harmon was born in Baltimore Maryland in Nineteen nineteen and she grew up in the city and was born at home in her house. And had two siblings and was very independent. sporty did a lot of rotor bike and very athletic growing up and she attended the University of Maryland in College Park. Maryland for college. and. She did lots of activities there as well. She was a cheerleader she was on the rifle team swim team. She was in a sorority in all kinds of things very active and her senior year of college. She saw an advertisement in the school newspaper for the civilian. Pilot Training. program. Which I'm sure your listeners are familiar with but it was a program in the nineteen thirties to have more people in the United States prepare to get a pilot's license and Senate was I guess subsidized by the US government and it was offered through a lot of universities and university. Of Maryland was one of them. And Anyway. So they had an advertisement for this program where you could learn how to fly and it costs thirty five dollars. Or forty dollars and you got thirty five hours of flight training and ground school and whatever. So my grandma thought that would be cool. So she applied and at the time which doesn't sound like a big deal you're signing up for a class nowadays. But back, then if you were a woman, they only accepted one woman for every ten men in the class. So you kind of had to I don't I never asked her if there were comp competition about this or she just happened to be the only woman that applied I don't really know but anyway. So, she asked her dad for the money and she also had to get a permission slip signed because she was female and under the age of twenty one and not married. So her dad had to sign a permission slip and that's how she initially took pilot training lessons West, through this program at the University of Maryland. Very. Cool. So after she got her thirty five hours, did she continue to fly on her own? Not Really she I think she did a little bit but she basically that was in nineteen, hundred forty, sue her last year of college. She got her pilot's license and then not too long after that, she got married in the summer of nineteen forty one. To my grandfather, and then as your listeners I'm sure. Well, aware six months later Pearl Harbor happened. So I don't think you flying around was generally something that happened. A Lot. So at that point, my grandmother and grandfather were moving around a lot to support the war effort they lived in Ohio at one point for a while and we're kind of working at different places. And and so how did she get back into? So in nineteen, forty, three, I believe there was an big. The Women Airforce Service pilots kind of became newsworthy and there was a little bit of news about them. Newsreel. The old newsreels are in life magazine, and so my grandmother heard about this program called the WAAS. And thought she could apply and she asked my grandfather. If he thought it would be a good idea and he thought it would be a great idea for her. So she applied and she kind of didn't really think she would get in because she really the most she had done was that civilian pilot training program she didn't have a lot of hours. And she kind of applied and thought oh well, we'll see what happens but they accepted her. So that's how she ended up becoming one of the Watson. Then she started training in April of Nineteen, forty four where did she go for Carini? She was in sweetwater Texas Avenger field, which is in western Texas. About an hour west of Abilene Texas. Now. Did your grandfather go there with her when she went there No. So my grandfather was an engineer and he later became a patent attorney, but he was not in the service because he had a physical defect so he was So, he couldn't serve in the army. But he was I think recruited I would say by a company to actually manufactured airplane parts called Jack and Heintz which some people may not because I've seen their parts in the in the warbirds He got sent to Asia to work on a plan to repair aircraft for the US military in theater in the Pacific. So the planes didn't have to be sent back to the continental United States to be repaired to save time. So he got sent over there to work on that program as a civilian, and so he was gone during this time when she was trainy. tweet water. Aircraft was she trained in? So she was trained on I think they were all trained on basic plane. So things like the the steersman PT, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, eighty, sixes, bt, Thirteen's neither all planes that she was training on. And what did she eventually flawed she I assume she was multi current and flew a lot of different airplanes as wasp. Yes. So all the WAAS flu lots of different planes and there were groups of wasps that were trained to fly every plane that was produced during World War Two from little trainer planes all the way up to be twenty nine bomber. So not every wasp was trained to fly every plane obviously but they're little groups trained to fly like you know pursuit crafter bombers or whatever. So. She was trained to fly bt thirteen's to train men in instrument training. So that was her job after she graduated. So she was transferred to Nellis Air. Base. In Las Vegas. And with her best friend from the WAAS Maggie Gee and Magnesia was to- target pilot in Las Vegas. So they were transferred there and my grandma trained men on instrument training in the thirteen. And she was also has some time as a co-pilot on the B seventeen.
Southland Conference opts for spring college football slate
"Well, another conference involving Texas schools is choosing to move competition. South and Conference Board of directors has approved a postponement. Of all league competition in our sports are false sports, football, volleyball, soccer and cross country. With the intention of playing these conference games matches and meets in the spring semester that is Southland Conference Commissioner Tom Burnett. The Southland is headquartered in Frisco and features many Texas schools, including Abilene, Christian And he also says that follow sports teams will be allowed to play a limited nonconference schedule if they so choose that could open up for these F C s football programs. To plate nonconference competition in the fall with conference games in the spring.
Why Cameron Diaz Deserves To Be Taken Seriously As A Winemaker
"The has officially announced her retirement from acting in two thousand eighteen and that came after not taking any lead roles since two, thousand, Fourteen Anne. But the reality is Cameron hasn't really retarded just switching careers with the launch of brand new clean wine it's called Abilene and while some celebrities just opt to attach the name the staff for financial reasons or cloud not the case she says to rolling stone two years ago. We put our heads down and really went to work learning about the winemaking process. I've never slept my name on anything I've always done the work even though it's never felt like work because I only pursued things that I'm passionate about I can fully admit to being a celebrity open doors for us. She has jokingly I did make movies for twenty years plus so I guess it's finally paying off you can check out her wine through online retailers.
Texas Hospitals Battle COVID-19
"John Henderson President of the Texas Organization of rural and community hospitals. Thank you so much for talking with us. so tell me what if things been like for you? With covert nineteen, so in the early days of the pandemic are hospitals started telling us they were having a terrible time getting p. mask, and gloves and gowns enhanced sanitizer, and so we kinda became a procurement shop for our rural Texas, hospital and most of those supply chains that we would normally lean on were turned upside down, so we were working with nontraditional vendors and middleman like what were some of the channels that you were reaching out to? Your last. Well. The craziest one was a friend of a friend connected me to a guy he knew that had. Literally smuggled them across the Mexico border in had mask in A. Warehouse in east, Austin, and so. I went down there, and he offered me a Tequila shot and we worked out a deal. And from what I understand like distribution, you say destruction, but that was like you in a car. Well maybe not formal distribution, but twenty or thirty friends of ours that had called our office, saying. Hey, I'd love to help you make deliveries. Kind of created this daisy chain of volunteers across Texas where you know, we could get something to abilene and then a friend in Abilene. Get it on up to Lubbock Grammar out west Texas and the Permian Basin. And, then as we kinda develop and got better at it. We were introduced to people who wanted to help. A A really good example is a lady I met named Camilla all this who I didn't recognize the name, but she's actually married to Matthew mcconaughey. And they were great about getting US donated. Supplies, mcconaughey! Yeah. Hey. Yeah And I didn't realize when she said she had a driver ready that it was matthew with A. Truck full of mask ready to go to. Hospitals. And she said I have a driver. Eddie and it was her husband Matthew mcconaughey, who was like liver masks. If you need me to the threat, it's amazing. Talk to me a little bit about sort of how things have changed since the early days as we talk today, most areas of Texas. Are. Reporting Trans that are a little bit problematic and scary. Right because from what I've read and what I understand like Texas was at a a pretty advanced stage of reopening, and then his actually like walked it back. Early on we were will behind other states especially New York, in thought, we managed it fairly well. Most of that worst case scenario forecast did not materialize in March and April, but it certainly has since the Memorial Day holiday I think that actual coca cases in hospital admissions are like four times higher than they were at the beginning of June and I think for the first time over the weekend. We were reporting more than eight thousand cases a day. So it's it's all headed. Definitely headed the wrong direction, and now we've got a statewide mask. Order Oh so everywhere you go. You have to wear masks outside. Everywhere you go in counties with more than twenty cases, which is almost everybody. We're working to try to secure a stockpile ventilators that we can distribute around Texas you know as we see those flare ups and can help them deal with it. The thing that's actually a little bit scary to me is that the urban areas are at or near capacity which means that the rural hospitals are having to keep patients that are a little bit more acutely, ill or higher level of need than they would normally keep, so we're? They would, they would transfer someone who is really sick to a larger urban hospital, which might have more equipment resources. Things like that. That's exactly right. And they're doing that fairly well, but. In, they've got bed capacity. They're just stretched when it comes to staffing, primarily I think the state of Texas actually has sent twenty three hundred nurses to South Texas to try to help them because the hospitals her. You know bursting at the seams. There's been a lot of coverage about the difficult financial situation that a lot of hospitals are in right now. The things that they traditionally made a lot of money off of elective surgeries and clinic visits have been canceled and they've had to make big investments in equipment and staffing other things to prepare for the pandemic rural hospitals operate on a really thin margin, compared to other hospitals often barely make a profit with this surge coming in Texas. Are you worried that some rural hospitals won't make it? Oh, yes. I was worried in April that we might have a dozen rural hospitals close in, I would get multiple calls every day from rural hospitals. CEO's that were saying. We're on the ropes. You know we didn't have any cash and we were maxed out on credit before this thing started. Now we've got you know. Shutdown orders, clinic, visit, cancellations, and no elective surgeries or procedures in. We aren't going to make the next payroll soccer. We're GONNA close. Thankfully in April. They got some significant federal stimulus money that aimed ten billion dollars nationally that rural hospitals and rural health clinics that single funding alone saved half a dozen rural Texas Hospitals Oh. And so a concern of mine as we look at the whatever the next stimulus package be that if if conditions don't change and that doesn't move, then we could. Have you know more rural hospital closures. You could make an argument that like well we. We should concentrate our resources an urban hospitals and they can have like the very best everything. People can just get transferred. Well, that's that's the argument that urban citizens matter more than rural citizens and I believe every Tex Mex and some of these rural communities are literally. From a larger community, so I think I think Cova has actually been a pretty stark reminder of lots access to healthcare in hospital. Capacity Matters. you know I, I know that we wish we had some of hospitals available that have closed in the last few years. I'm wondering I. Don't know just like what your? Takeaway from this whole thing has been. Well. I think it's probably the most consequential six months in my lifetime, and and maybe the most the next one hundred days. We'll be as important as anything we've been through. A since April,
"abilene" Discussed on PodcastDetroit.com
"Time to start something new? What are you starting new the button? Yeah the Concern Nora. What are you going to start new? I'm starting to drink that new era drake. Was You Nora a rocky? I thought I thought you had a new hair. Caller what happened. It is new revealed today. No it is to be able to see it. It's not that like she's like it. Looks like more drastic than the camera? But I knew that you're not feeling like you're not lighter. I think we need to put some near lighter. You know what lifelong in my husband's hair does anybody know. Can you still get the flow? Be Because Yeah. I'm Nora I'm going to have to has met him up and offended. You won't be one of a drive through haircuts your head out the window abilene idea. Yes all right great fortune cookie. What are you starting new? Cina you know what I I got to think about that. I don't know what am I GONNA? Start new? I don't know I'm still working on a kitchen. I saw a kitchen. Right are are we. Thank you so much Yup Rate the rest of the week. Yeah you're next. Wednesday in only mode of transportation available is lever for fate with those happy Hump Day. Thank you nice to see you..
Parker Kligerman on Year 2 as a team owner in the eNASCAR iRacing Coca-Cola Series
"Parker is a co- team owner in the NASCAR COCA COLA. I racing series. I get that right. Okay year two for Burton Triggerman East sports and we had Parker on last year as somewhat of an eye racing primer NASCAR. Miracle was broadcasting a few of the I. Racing Races last year. We did the finale which was tremendously well received. All of the races were well received on. Nbc talked about like what it all means with you before Parker. This time we wanted to have you on to talk about year two for your team because you guys have not only. Have you WANNA race already this year through two races as we speak here today you already had a win from Ashton crowder in the Fontana race. You've also got some big news with sponsorships and everything happening in your too. So tell us what's going on for Burton. Click armony sports. Yes so first of all start. In the series the series on coca-cola's title sponsor peak left peak any freeze. And they'd been part of it for years and I think the the trajectory the series and things and how they building sports it opened up and up to pursue cocoa that come in so that was really cool as big name to put on top of the series this year we have twenty teams so the full team rosters filled out this year whereas last year round sixteen teams so there's only twenty teams allowed. We filled it out and for burnt. Cuckney sports. We actually brought in our first corporate partner of this magnitude valvoline which was incredible. It worked on it for months. The reason they came into his they'd obviously east. Sports is a big topic. These days that sort of thing and I had a little bit relationship with them beforehand and this came about and I'd always been a big fan of Abilene cars growing up. How good they look the pace keys or anything and it would be so cool to have those as our cars essentially look just like the Mark Martin number six. Yeah we did like a little vs flying vs. I call them okay. We're all the visa and going up and that was kind of our spin on it a little bit in the eastport realm so really cool. They've been great work with and just a lot of fun and they really are seeing the benefits and and kind of become fans of as well and then we went out and won the second race two seasons Ashen crowder. We lead the most laps between both drivers. Clampitt led a ton of beginning. He and four she got involved in a wreck and then Ashen kind of took. The reins and in an incredible dual won the race and that was just huge. So we're now tied for the point seat. Although we get the points lead off the with Ashenafi Tiebreaker having a win and in the team championship or fourth. So it's been a great start for us really cool for the series and the viewership. This year has been insane across tweets. Youtube NASCAR ADT COM and facebook. The first Jewish this season have adverse around one hundred eighty thousand people tune in life. That's The craziest statistic to me but people will break down the numbers or shocked by is the average time person views for so you know the Internet unlike. Tv. There's a lot of calculation can be done per each viewer and you often find yourself. Sort of like across the different streamed stream entities finding that they all read it differently but one of the things that really sticks out across all the retention time. And so we've seen average viewers nineteen minutes per viewer Twenty minutes thirty minutes so in the Internet world that like that will be. That's like I mean. I know from working for a website. It's not just website traffic or page views. It's how long are they reading the page? So after on watching twenty minutes of Iras. That's is that something you could have valvoline with and say this. And they say their eye popping numbers yes. We put a whole report together after each race and sort of to give some sort of numbers all this because I was actually a conference in London couple weeks ago about East sports and sky. Who's believe these? Cfo of the largest eastward teams in the world said eighty seven point six percent of all artistic in east sports or made up and facts. So you can put concrete numbers to it. It's a great thing and we've been able to do that. So it's been wrinkled who said it was fabricated He he works for fanatic which is one of the largest export teams in the world. It was basically a joke to say it. So it's the wild west and I actually think what were doing one of the things I know. It says in our logo in our team name. I don't even like the word East sports anymore because I kind of think of traditional sports trying to do something different were Imo Schwartz. Were trying to help a sport or exists bill the base and gain a new audience and be exposed to people that can never be exposed to it on the competitive level. What they're trying to do in really sports shooters they're trying to make the next Nascar the next NFL. We're not trying to do that. So as you mentioned two cars Logan Clampitt in the number ninety nine valvoline Ashton crowder and the number seventy seven valvoline. Just curious obviously ninety nine. That was Burton's now. When he drove up seventy seven is that it was my number and Arka- And I've always had a thing for sevens and it comes from my grandpa who was his favorite number seven successful years of always been car at seven. Seventy seven a number in a lot to me and both of these guys are obviously like. Hey you guys actually drove in the NASCAR Cup series. Take whatever numbers. You're doing well as team. We own those numbers so just like real life our numbers we own them so if we changed drivers but they're in for full year then it would keep the number
Suspended Student Stabs 2 Classmates At Texas High School, Police Say
"Battling student busted for stabbing two of his classmates police say the suspended student came to school targeting the two students and stab them outside the cafeteria at Abilene high school around eight o'clock this morning the victims both boys are said to be around sixteen years old lance swimming is the communications director for the Abilene school district this is the worst thing that you know this is the worst thing it happened you know at a school something like this but we're we're confident in what's happened here today as far as getting this under control campuses as resume normal operations right now there's no word on the victims conditions Kelly weeks news radio ten eighty
Suspended Student Stabs 2 Classmates At Texas High School, Police Say
"Leveling police have arrested a high school student for stabbing classmates K. are all these Kelly weeks reports investigators say this happened outside the cafeteria it Abilene high school around eight o'clock this morning Rick Tomlin with the Abilene police says the suspended student came to school targeting the two students other suspect did leave the area he was captured about eight thirty six so into our incident happened roughly about thirty minutes we did capture him off campus both of the boys who were stabbed are said to be around sixteen years old there's no word on the victims
Dallas Weather: Dense fog expected through Tuesday morning
"So it was really warm this morning when I walked outside and monkey you don't even need a jacket today I don't Kerr your hair either ladies good advice there's a hair hygrometer I hear meter we could do it it beyond that ten being the worst day to just you know but chair up temperatures are very mild to mid sixties evidence fog advisory that remains in effect here for about another ten minutes or so but the Los visibility out to the west of fort worth right now from around Bridgeport over towards mineral wells everybody else between one and three miles south winds are kind of mix in the air up a little bit and it's gonna be warm today it'll be a pekerja sunshine but nothing like yesterday mid seventies cold front said that she just now moving through the northern panhandle will be arriving here by this evening it will bring a little thin line of showers maybe a rumble of thunder with that nothing severe temperatures will be colder tomorrow will wake up to readings in the upper forties are gonna stay there all day long with waves of rain moving in from the southwest heading northeast could be a rumble of thunder that's somewhere is my pick up a half inch but heaviest to be out west of Abilene were over an inch is expected they needed out there sixty for Friday with another wave of showers and storms as a dry line comes of West Texas identical from replaces that early Saturday morning and then we clear up Saturday with a high fifty three fifty with increasing clouds on Sunday and then maybe even colder air moving in by late Monday and Tuesday of next week
5 dead after man stopped by Texas troopers goes on rampage
"Another at least five people were killed in the area of Odessa and Midland after a man was stopped by state troopers when his vehicle failed to signal a left turn AJ Gersh with A. B. C.'s Abilene affiliate K. T. excess reports from the scene the driver who was stopped opened fire on that DPS trooper who pulled him over they began going on this shooting rampage throughout the city about that they stole a US mail carrier van and that suspect continued shooting all across does that before members of law enforcement and got the suspect more than twenty people were
"abilene" Discussed on WDRC
"On water well relax martial its long ways yet Abilene well one of four miles in Dodge city hall like a hundred the seizure settle yeah this disease really mean it's just not going to say rain never going to be alone Kansas city on and then west they've never made the Chester matters to me on the winner here around the been there but the water tank excellent we don't have good Abilene so in a way to catch a train yeah yeah his horses can there hi there to the tank Lester decided on a quick away and travel a lot so all right Chester he won't be expecting us a scan on the vestibule number up often taking this on this train stop does keep the passengers away from the one and only it's too bad Mister is more than ten thousand dollars hasn't seen this yeah get your hands up he's running resource Mister do you can't get away on then Mister Dillon given a man three chances for a home down on it we're still on our feet he's.
28 million people to be affected by severe weather in central U.S.
"The central part of the country has seen it's share of severe weather. Lately, including torrential rains and flooding. And so, two again, this weekend, the major problem tornadoes, CBS news correspondent Kenneth Craig with some of the specific areas. Hardest hit near Geronimo Oklahoma, the damage to some homes is substantial after a tornado touchdown early Saturday into suspected tornado. Also hit Abilene, Texas, tearing up homes, and businesses the next few days offer, little relief meteorologist, Jeff Barry deli has the forecast tonight, Saint Louis Little Rock under the gun for lightning thunder, and storms tomorrow. It's the Great Lakes, Ohio valley and eventually into the northeast. But as we turn our attention to Monday morning things get going really quickly early in the morning Amarillo liberal that all moves east towards Oklahoma City during the day, strong long track tornadoes are
"abilene" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"They they do one little thing. And that one little thing is I want them to fix the traffic on I thirty five Luke three sixty because if they can do that. Then they've shown me that they know what they're doing and you're capable of doing it. But until then no, I I don't wanna see anything like that that that's you can't do that in. It is we live in a town, Tom. You know, this we have and they're good people. But they come. From other parts of the country. And they say we're gonna make Austin like Boston we're gonna make Boston like, Minneapolis. We're gonna make Austin like Chicago New York, we're going to get people on their bicycles or we're going to get them in buses Texans. Don't like buses. Austin like Austin and O F one more thing. I can't believe this. And I gotta say this. I'll get off the line. Okay. I opened my paper the other day on the sports section. Did I see you on the did? You you Dennis fluttering flattering scowling mid popcorn tie, Tom. That was disappointed. There was only one beer in your hand. Instead of on now, buddy. I was scowling Tom because that's when the longhorns were trailing mighty South Dakota state, and my friend, Scott Ferguson was telling us something I have this look like it was not a flattering picture at all. But I did make the front page this sports. I think Austin we should do is next time. We have torrential downpour. Let it come. Let's turn this place into Venice this vanished. Stead of bygone buses we go around and boats. John dollas. Okay. Let's go to Lee Lee has. Calling from Brown highly. Welcome your, hey. Hey, Browett, Texas. Hey, hey. And I would Bramlett from seventy five to seventy eight K, and I can remember when Gordon would come down on Mondays. Practice with the underlings football. Rip them a rain new say if you can't do this you play for the line. Exactly exactly the great Gordon would have brownwood, Texas fame. That's right. I just I was in college. I was in college when you're the time in Brown deer. Yeah. Okay. But the thing being his be remember when Abilene Christian was. ACC ACC Abilene Christian college. Yes. Yeah. Outlook where they are kind of. Yes, I am. I am proud of him Lee because ACC was in the Lone Star conference Abilene Christian Howard, Payne, southwest, Texas State, San Houston, Stephen F, Austin is a great old conference. It was a great conference. It was a great. Thank you for the call. It was a great basketball conference ban in the sixties. I was great because the southwest conference did not have any black basketball player and integrated yet, no. When was this? He said this was in the sixties, I guess shameful that they brought black basketball players and the basketball in the southwest conference around maybe probably around seventy seventy one it's hard to believe hard to believe. So the greatest basketball in the state in the sixties. Of course, they play Utah was integrated. They won the national title. Yeah. Yeah. But the Lone Star conference had some unbelievably great Paul Silas who played for the Spurs went to Stephen F Austin but web play for one of those tablets Midland colleagues in the eighties junior college and Mellon. But okay in in the sixties and early seventies. The best basketball in Texas was the Lone Star conference featuring Abilene Christian college, which is now Abilene Christian university playing Kentucky. They just showed a graphic Kentucky's been in fifty nine NCW tournaments Abilene Christian coming to bat. This is her first one. So what an accomplishment for Emily Christian. I wished I was open that Texas State would get Texas State sort of did not have a great final few weeks of the season. They had a really good..
Kentucky star PJ Washington in walking boot for 'precautionary reasons'
"Talk a little more about the university of Kentucky's upcoming journey to the NC double A, hopefully, final four for them. But so we do have some reason at least to pause nothing cataclysmic Jewish yet. But according to the school, he is in a walking boot and has been at least and Sunday night. This is for precautionary reasons. The school will not add anything else to that Cal Tucker and others tweeted this out there in Jacksonville. And they'll be some more comment. It's it's impossible to jump to too many conclusions. Yeah, you put somebody in a boot for precautionary reasons. But there's very often a reason why you put someone in a boot. It's because there is something going on with the foot the ankle or. Or more. So that that is something we'll follow very closely. I think cats can certainly negotiate Abilene without him. But who knows after
Deep Dive into March Madness
"To this point. We've got Abilene Christian beating Kentucky. We have seen the whole over walford. And we have Georgia state over Houston. All upsets is it your belief that any of those could actually happen. I would say you might as well just go and put money on those because if any of those hit you guys are going to be rich your need. The giants sponsor the show. So. Look, I think I don't know you say you had Wofford or seeing hall winning that game. We have Seton Hall. Seton Hall is winning that game. Yeah. Like, I think that's one that could realistically happen. I will say that while you know, me the supposed- expert isn't picking Georgia's state like I don't think it's inconceivable that they win that game. They they have no probably have the best player on the floor. They have a kid named DeMarcus Simmons who's going to play in the NBA at some point. He he actually he averaged eighteen a game this year and his numbers are actually down a little bit. So I don't know that I would be the guy to pick Abilene Christian over to Turkey. If that's where the darts are going. I do think you're right. Yeah. The the dogs are feeling it and might be by the way, we should tell everyone that you're biased can you? Tell everyone the name of your book. Please. Oh, yeah. No. I had a book about Kentucky basketball. You know, what I was gonna say to you was is that when you say nobody knows what they're doing. So I I said this on another radio interview this morning is there's a reason that they offer a billion dollars for a perfect bracket every year, and nobody wins it. So I think that as much as I'd like to say that the hours and days, I've spent in front of the TV and talking to coaches and talking to you know, is that it's all worthwhile. When I fill out the bracket. I don't know that throwing darts at a wall isn't just a better option than what I've been doing. Thank you very much. Would you like to be with us right now as we select a couple more games? Yes. Okay. I tell me what you think real quick just give me like fifteen seconds or less on Ohio State versus Iowa State. So I always state they got three or four pros on that team. They could legit make the Sweet Sixteen or elite. I wanna be surprised they could legit lose to Ohio State. And I would it be spread. Okay. So if you wouldn't be surprised by anything. This is a a pressure free throw that I'm about to make Ohio states the eleven I was states the six so rat is Ohio State Brown will be Iowa State. Here we go. We got read. Again, we got nothing but upset so Ohio State is going to defeat. I was day. But you don't think that's crazy. I don't think it's crazy. So state hit Ohio State. Yeah. We've got nothing. We've take four games so far. It's all upsets, I don't know why I'm hitting hitting all here on the board. There you go out to Vegas. It all read their. Let's you know. So no, I don't I don't think that's insane. At all. I mean, Ohio State plays in the big ten. They laid great teams all year. They've been good teams Iowa State again. These are the facts that are going to be meaningless when my bracket blows up, but they lost five out of their last six games in the regular season. They got hot in the last week. I don't think it's insane. At all that Ohio State would pull that upset. Okay. Let's do one more Jimmy ten seconds on Kansas versus northeastern. Kansas. I'll say this hits read I won't be surprised really was Kansas was a biz mole on the road this year. So they had a couple injuries. A couple of suspensions. You know, one guy's not playing, you know, guardian took some money and got caught by the FBI. And so they went like one in seven away from home in their last eight games. So it waiting their last eight games away from home. So it would not surprise me. If on a neutral court, they got upset I'd hear it goes, Kansas versus northeastern. Okay, Kansas is going to survive Kansas is going to win round one. So we do have our first favorite of the first round. And will be Kansas defeating northeastern very exciting stuff. I'm I'm glad that you're you're right in the middle here, though that you're you're becoming one of us us us. Every man college basketball fans were just like, yeah. I'd this could go either way. I'm glad you're saying that right now. Well, I remember a few years ago. First of all my bracket is always the worst one. And everyone's like, what are your picks? And I'm like, you don't really want my picks. But I remember, you know, I was talking with our buddy Colin cowherd three years ago. And he said do you get mad when everybody else that doesn't watch like me has a better bracket than you? And I said, you know, Colin, I'm a lot like Bill Belichick. I just focus on myself. I don't worry about the outside noise. What it does drive me a little bananas that all these all these men hours. I put loving the sport. And it's all for nothing come March. I wanna ask you this. This is a conversation that was happening here at the office about an hour ago. Which is the best college basketball team in the state of California this year. Oh, man. I feel like I had this conversation. It's obviously not USC. It's not. I'm trying to think, you know, I think it might be UCLA by down. And there's only there's just a letter listeners. All there's only two teams from the entire state of California in this bracket at its UC Irvine, it probably should have been without a major upset. It would have only been one. It's UC Irvine in Saint Mary's that's wild that's wild. I think Saint Mary's would probably went on a neutral court, but I'll tell you what Irvine is one if the dark skew towards Irvine that would not surprise me at all like, I know you said a minute ago. Nobody knows these head coaches follow, blah, all I'm saying is as cow is abysmal in the Pac twelve Russell Turner. Who's the head coach at UC Irvine? They could be they could do themselves a favor to give him a call, by the way, he coached at Stanford. He was in assistant with the Golden State Warriors. He knows the bay area that guy can coaches, you know, what off I don't know that he'd be a great interview for your show. You just want more entertaining. College basketball. You should have your. Your buddies over Cal get him a call. Hey, while we're on it. What are we doing here with with Pac twelve sports? What's what's what's happening right now? So as anti Pac twelve is anybody as everybody because I think the bottom line is we had the worst combined year ever since they've been recording numbers in wins and losses for Zona and UCLA in the same season. We gotta season where one's been bad. We've had a season where another has been bad. But we've never had a season where they're collectively as bad. And so what I always say is, you know, we would be talking about how bad the ACC was if Duke in North Carolina had historically their worst seasons combined ever the big twelve. Did it feel a sexy this year because Kansas wasn't good? And I just think look Arizona. They have the number one or three class coming in. They're going to get right? But if errors Zona was just what they've been in UCLA was just what they've been all of a sudden, you add two more top twenty five teams in you. Then potentially have five bitch the NCAA tournament. Nobody feels bad now with that said, I can't really speak for football, which is a total mess, but basketball, I think it's cyclical I think they'll be fine. I see that you said getting back to the brackets the Tennessee and Michigan state where the two teams that got screwed. Why why do you think that? So two different reasons. I think in general nobody really has a big gripe. But Mark, you know, for people who don't follow this stuff three hundred sixty five days a year in the past the committee has kind of made this big stink about we do wanna keep teams close to home because you know, we don't want these student athletes to travel, whatever buffalo, blah. I know where you stand on all that. But they always have given preferential treatment to the higher seeded teams. It's a very simple concept you bust your butt. You're awesome all year, you shouldn't have to play in somebody's backyard in so Tennessee could potentially in round to have to play Cincinnati in Columbus, Ohio, which is only about an hour from Cincinnati. I just think that's totally unfair for a team. That's done. You know, they they've been awesome. And it could come down to their basically playing a true road game in the NCAA tournament, you know, after six months of hard work. I just think that's kinda nonsense and then when Michigan state. You know, it's the deal of the committee considered them one of the quote unquote, best number two seeds. So then why are they lined up with the best number one seed, and do it makes absolutely no sense to me. Yeah. That's interesting. All right. Gimme gimme the dark horse that could make some noise who's wearing Cinderella. This year. Well, I'll tell you. I know I know you have a primarily NBA audience Murray state with John Mirant got to be a lottery pick that kid is unbelievable. He average twenty four games scoring led the nation in this. I think he is every bit the real deal. And if you told me he put his team on his back. I'll Steph curry wins to three games basically by himself. It wouldn't surprise me kid is just out of this world. I think whether you follow college basketball, whether you're following the darts. That's a kid to watch out for because he's
"abilene" Discussed on Sports Radio 610
"Upside down the block he goes puts it up. No, good rebound by pleasant. Sloppy shooting here by New Orleans getting a bit careless. Dangles throws the ball away baseline talk about careless that was a nuclear lose. And the Orleans get back the impressive thing about Abilene Christian defensively. Is you just it on the last sequence? They get into position. They don't even foul very often because they're in such perfect position defensively. I want a great alleyoop with have there. But people moving their feet. They're just making unco do things they're not accustomed to doing forty four thirty to Abilene Christian with the lead New Orleans with a peach. Great. Passes up top to Roseau. Rosa takes a cut to the right side. Picks up the dribble needs to Pete place. Saas top of the key spinning dotted line shoots and hits at a foul is called as well. He'll get to live or a chance at old fashioned three point. Glad to figure foul was coming. They don't foul such good position. But that was a great play by play phone. Forty four to thirty four ten point lead play SaaS can cut it to nine. Junior forward from Marrero Louisiana hometown of Ed Reed. Sure, isn't it? Yup. Thinking about doing football once in awhile. Yes. I do. A few of his game. Yeah. College. Oh, that's right. A few as an opponent of the Texans. I don't how many has a Texan one or two. Showed up. Reggie wait also from. Yep. Louisiana, by the way. Mrs the free throw forty four to thirty four ten point lead Abilene Christian. They have the ball clad in white New Orleans and blue. Sixteen and a half to go second half years Lois right baseline marked by gates Lewis. Backing and backing interning from the block and puts it up and gets the role. What else could do gateway.
"abilene" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"Abilene named I guess came from the inner city area of Detroit. And we're not gonna open the phones yet. But when we do, you know what I think I'm gonna do I'm gonna restrict my east of the Rockies line. To the inner city area of Detroit. That might be very interesting. So if that's where you are when we open the lines everybody else hold off and on our east of the Rockies line. I want to hear from nobody. But. Inner city Detroit people. Hello there. We're talking to you. The number is one eight hundred eight two five five zero three three. That's one eight hundred eight two five five zero three three a spark something in a manual that. Lifted them up by bootstraps that something. Well-worn phrase, I suppose and made him beside. I'm out of here. I'm into a different life. I'm going to educate myself. Out as it were. We're going to explore that and some other very interesting race related issues. With Emmanuel there's a lot of interesting stuff coming up in the most immediate reparations. We'll talk about that. And his attitude about the compared to minister Farrakhan's, for example. Message and data rates may apply. Earning your degree from one of the top business schools in the country might sound impossible to fit into your workload. But what if there were a.
"abilene" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"It's different Jack Abilene is chief investment officer at crescent wealth advisors. I mean, I actually see no recession incite, particularly in the US. And I think the actions are really undercutting a lot of the confidence that investors have with the people running the show the Dow industries dropped six hundred fifty three points in a holiday-shortened trading session. Stocks last traded at this level in mid twenty seventeen Warren Levinson. New York Bethlehem is welcoming its biggest influx of Christian pilgrims in ages. Tourism officials say hotels are packed and they're expecting some ten thousand people in the city one pilgrim from Los Angeles says quote, this is. Been number one on my bucket list. There's no better place to be as a Christian. It takes me back to all the rich stories. I heard growing up to be at the center of my faith. It's joyous. It's unbelievable. The death toll from the weekends in NAMI and Indonesia's climbed the three hundred seventy three with nearly fifteen hundred injured Asia's disaster agency in southern Huntington. Eight others were missing in the disaster in more than six hundred homes many hotels, and then to souls and more than four hundred ships are damaged the number of casualties may still rise. Nami was not huge and did not search far inland. But it's force was destructive. The ways washed ashore along western Java. Southern Sumatra islands Saturday night following will Cannock eruption thousands of soldiers police and government personnel as well as volunteers are working to find victims of this NAMI, I'm Sarah shaklee once again on Wall Street.
"abilene" Discussed on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD
"We're going to be a well above freezing at the surface be the speed and track. I've talked about it yesterday will depend on. If we see rain changing over even mixing in with some snow late tomorrow evening through the overnight into the first part of Friday morning on the roads have already been Brian. So search is taking the precautions just in case. But again, I think we're gonna be fine here. Not out of the question to see some rain mixing changing over to some snow again overnight tomorrow night into Friday morning, but let's give me west at us. And I'm still watching the track of this upper level low. It's has slowed down and attract a little bit farther south now yesterday all the data had it coming right over us, which would give us a chance of some rain mixing or changing over to snow now it hasn't going farther south. The upper level low, but weather services out of Abilene and if here in Fort Worth coordinated and they put out a winter storm watch for maybe one to three inches of snow from Wichita falls to Graham, the Stephenville the Brown went all the way out to Abilene could get a little dicey out there. But that's between three pm tomorrow nine AM early on Friday morning. So our weather today refined sixty showers overnight tonight, a low of fifty three or so falling temperatures by tomorrow evening down into the low forties, and that's the window. I'll watch. But again, I think it'd be well to the west of Denton Fort Worth and Graham berry, otherwise temperatures tomorrow will be a cooler and then Friday will have lows around thirty eight very windy conditions. So that's the thing I'm going to stress we're gonna wind gusting as high as forty five miles per hour tomorrow evening through the overnight clearing skies. Late friday. Highs will be near fifty right now. We're at forty nine care L, D news, traffic and weather all day. Listen anytime, anywhere. Download the radio dot com app and favorite NewsRadio. Ten eighty KRLD..
Austin Miller, Murder and NewsRadio KLBJ discussed on 24 Hour News
"General Austin Miller is assumed command of the forty one nation, NATO mission in Afghanistan he says. He's looking forward to getting started and getting reacquainted with the Afghan partners. I understand the. Reason we're fighting I, know why we're here terrorists Haven sport more murder attack. The
Abilene man to donate kidney to family friend
"Firm date virgin galactic founded by british billionaire richard branson and blue origin by amazon creator jeff bezos racing to be the first to finish their tests with both companies using radically different technology they will charge thousands hundreds of thousands of dollars for space tourists to go up there that's a lot of money indeed while her legs were tingling but why a thirty five year old frenchwoman went to the emergency room to report a tingling electric sensation in her legs and trouble walking the 'cause we go a tapeworm lodged in her spine swelling so much it hindered her ability to walk you a sheriff's deputy in texas plans to donate one of his kidneys to a man who has been having difficulty finding a match sergeant jay jones what a guy with the taylor county sheriff's department has decided to donate his kidney to a clayton bolt after the abilene texas man was unable to find someone in his family that fits certain transplant criteria such as blood typing tissue typing cross matching the sheriff jay jones matches perfectly mars approaching earth for fifteen year close encounter on july twenty seventh what other things are out there with a close encounter let's check in with peter davenport from the national you're for reporting center peter what do you have forces week good evening george and you're right it's been a very busy week we sure sign on and i'm pleased to bring to the coast audience a few of the hundred and twenty six new reports that we've just posted to our website this evening i'd like to begin with the east coast and specifically the two carolinas them sort of work my way west three nights ago july tenth at approximately ten pm six adults were standing on a deck near topsoil i think it's pronounced tops elila north carolina looking southeast out over the atlantic ocean when they became aware of a very bright orange light just above the horizon well at this stage my intent would cause me to suspect a site in of the planet mars of course currently very bright in the southeast late evening sky however the report gets very much more interesting because the object suddenly disappeared from the witnesses view for a few seconds then equally suddenly reappeared well above the horizon and a second identical object appeared lower and to the right of the original object seconds later one of the objects faded and the second one disappeared both of them is appeared permanently very interesting case the witnesses remained outside for the next several hours looking for reappearance but saw nothing except for the planet mars however the plot thickens george because approximately ten minutes after this first site in there was a second sighting down on carolina beach south of topsoil island where people reported exactly the same thing it may have been the either the same citing or follow on site in identical to the first and finally the last report from the carolinas comes from myrtle beach south carolina how many times have i mentioned that place tree adults around walking on the beach at about eleven pm so now about an roughly an hour after the site ends up in north carolina and they saw an actual craft they believe with red lights all around its periphery hovering over the beach near myrtle beach south carolina all three of those sightings appear jason to one another and are posted reports for july tenth in there well worth reading i feel now briefly out to the midwest and i'll be very brief george grand rapids michigan on the eleventh of july this is just three or four hours after the sightings in the carolinas gentlemen saw a manta ray shaped craft from his car with one end of tipped up at a forty five degree angle very interesting citing i well i recommend people read that case on our website and finally this morning or the morning of the twelfth very interesting sightings over eastern and central oregon of an object that was around and almost translucent i'm working on trying to figure out whether it might have been a scientific balloon helium filled high altitude balloon but a photo journalist captured it with a three hundred millimeter lens and he says it's a very interesting so a lot going on many reports from tonight i'll report them next week we'll talk to you then thanks peter peter davenport from the national ufo reporting center up next the greatest storyteller ever born lionel fan through our back on coast to coast am.
Abilene man to donate kidney to family friend
"Billionaire richard branson and blue origin by amazon creator jeff bezos erasing to be the first to finish their tests with both companies using radically different technology they will charge thousands hundreds of thousands of dollars for space tourists to go up there it's a lot of money indeed well her legs were tingling but why thirty five year old frenchwoman went to the emergency room to report a tingling electric sensation inner legs in trouble walking the 'cause we go a tapeworm lodged in her spine swelling so much it hindered her ability to walk you a sheriff's deputy in texas plans to donate one of his kidneys to a man who has been having difficulty finding a match sergeant jay jones what a guy with the taylor county sheriff's department has decided to donate his kidney to a clayton bolt after the abilene texas man was unable to find someone in his family that fits certain transplant criteria such as blood typing tissue typing across matching the sheriff jay jones matches perfectly mars approaching earth for fifteen year close encounter on july twenty seventh what other things are out there with a close encounter let's check in with peter davenport from the national you're for reporting center peter what do you have forces week well good evening george and you're right it's been a very busy week on and i'm pleased to bring to the coast audience a few of the one hundred twenty six new reports that we've just posted to our website this evening i'd like to begin with the east coast and specifically the two carolinas and all them sort of work my way west three nights ago july tenth at approximately ten pm six adults were standing on a deck near topsoil i think it's pronounced topsail island north carolina looking southeast out over the atlantic ocean when they became aware of a very bright orange light just above the horizon well at this stage my intent would cause me to suspect a sighting of the planet mars of course currently very bright in the southeast leave evening sky however the report gets very much more interesting because the object suddenly disappeared from the witnesses view for a few seconds then equally suddenly reappeared well above the horizon and a second identical object appeared lower and to the right of the original object seconds later one of the objects faded and the second one disappeared both of them disappeared permanently very interesting case the witnesses remained outside for the next several hours looking for a reappearance but saw nothing except for the planet mars however the plot thickens george because approximately ten minutes after this first sighting there was a second site down on carolina beach south of topsoil island where people reported the exactly the same thing it may have been the either the same citing or follow on site in identical to the first and finally the last report from the carolinas comes from myrtle beach south carolina how many times have i mentioned that place tree adults around walking on the beach at about eleven pm so now about an roughly an hour after the site ends up in north carolina and they saw an actual craft they believe with red lights all around its periphery hovering over the beach near myrtle beach south carolina all three of those sightings appear adjacent to one another and are posted reports for july tenth in there well worth reading i feel now briefly out to the midwest and i'll be very brief george grand rapids michigan on the eleventh of july this is just three or four hours after the sightings in the carolinas gentlemen saw a manta ray shaped craft from his car with one end of tipped up at a forty five degree angle very interesting citing i well i recommend people read that case on our website and finally this morning or the morning of the twelfth very interesting sightings over eastern and central oregon of an object that was around and almost translucent i'm working on trying to figure out whether it might have been a scientific balloon helium filled high altitude balloon but a photojournalist captured it with a three hundred millimeter lens and he says it's very interesting so a lot going on many reports from tonight i'll report them next week we'll talk to you then thanks peter peter davenport from the national ufo reporting center up next the greatest storyteller ever born lionel fancier back on coast to coast am.
"abilene" Discussed on Newsradio 830 WCCO
"On a fight there's no way knows walk into the seats right as a it's about the star wars eric in abilene texas you're on cbs sports radio brill are you doing i'm a longtime knick fan i would like to get your scouting report on the two nick draftees and how they been doing it summer week well i know that they did a deal i guess i was seeing today with the mitchell robinson guy i have not watched him play i have watched kevin knox play at great length here in a few games and he's just been utterly fantastic i mean just blew me away because i never thought anything of him at kentucky they obviously he was the leading scorer kentucky would have never known it the way they were selling alexander and everybody else that school that factory that basketball one and done factory that it is there's no doubt it's a great program and and everyone that goes there ends up being very rich so i mean a guy puts everyone in the nba you can never say calbury doesn't make these guys rich but i just think you know just watching him tonight just lighting it up i haven't big games i mean he's he's not perfect but i think he's definitely shown some great moments of skill in the summer league he struggled at times tonight for sure in that game with boston and everybody's showing highlights of him struggling and highlights i've been making mistakes but then they finally got around to showing highlights i've been making all kinds of plays it's like the guy's got a great to stop eurostat he's got a keen knack for going to the ram he makes plays he's great off of screens shooting great office screens passing throwing alleyoop sta teammates.
Abilene, San Angelo and Buddy Carter discussed on WBBM Early Afternoon News
"One to five thousand children their diet air force base in abilene and goodfellow air force base in san angelo could also be sites for temporary shelters house republicans are pushing legislation this week to deal with the opioid crisis house republicans are pushing a series of over thirty bills related to opioid addiction in an effort to slow down the number of overdoses and deaths related to the crisis georgia congressman buddy carter is also a pharmacist i saw this epidemic evolve i saw evolve over years i've seen the impacted at sad i've seen the i've seen lives ruined at seen careers ruling families ruined one of the.
"abilene" Discussed on Woman Evolve with Sarah Jakes Roberts
"We need to really consider really being more responsible as women with another woman's heart and i think you know like rescue eve like okay so the podcast i ain't gonna lie we get to come on the podcast and be slightly pitting we get to come on the podcasts and share some of our thoughts and feelings any motions but the reason why i insist don't like the rescue eve light because i believe that we need to save space where we can share some of our petty thoughts but to also be challenged to think higher and to grow into stretch and so for me woman evolve is about meeting a woman where she is but hopefully leading her to where i believe got wants us to be as women and i think the problem with social medium and the problem with a lot of us in general is that we don't use social media to build other people we use though chal media to expose one another and when our life becomes about competition or exposing someone's insecurities or flaws i think we're going to continue to see a lot of people be broken for the world to sing and undesired wanna rescue i want to rescue women of course those who've been in the news but i wanted to rescue all women whether you're in the news or just in your community or at your school who feel like your greatest threat is another woman abilene that that is such a disservice to who you are and what got plays down on the inside abune and i am guilty of getting joy out of seeing another woman suffer and getting joy out of seeing another woman be embarrassed or getting joy out of seeing another woman be hurt and i realized that the only reason why i got joy out of it is because she began to reflect what i felt on the inside and when she began to reflect what i felt on the inside than i felt better about my own pain in my own insecurities so i want to encourage us to to rescue ourselves from our insecurities and from our need to see another woman hurt and the only way that you can do that is by.
"abilene" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Entering a new world now let's go to wildcard line to sit in abilene texas welcome to the show oh how you doing well said what did you want to ask i don't ask you what is his father ever healed someone who had now live skits lot over yes actually a a lot of a lot of people and one of the things at the time was in the sixties kids were starting to use lsd and as a result they would you know some people had great trips and other people would end up in mental institutions and i remember going with him to both prisons and mental institutions with people that had mental illness and working with them sometimes the mental illness he would he would diagnose as as possession that you know when when when our oranges or our our defense systems are week we can have negative entities discarded entities that basically they were murdered or committed suicide and and they they haven't found they haven't moved on because they think they're still alive and they need a host body so they jump into these people who maybe have the beginnings of mental illness taking drugs or you know an alcohol problem and they start taking them over and that's where some of their mental illness i mean we hear these stories of next door neighbors going on these rampages and killing people and they were the nicest people loving father loving mother whatever and so some of it was was was possession but a lot of it was was passed lives coming forward and my father was able to diagnose that correct it and remove it so yes he did treat people with mental illness all right thank you very much for.
"abilene" Discussed on Power 105.1 FM
"Just now dano away what's your by the way i know from ebay amy jo hip remember nineteen in studio camera i know tableau be mad at me i want you buddy you use it i want to exit away my new abilene on her mina wherever jews i ready you trust me into keep it up oh no be doubt this is your time to get it off your chest we want to hear from you on the breakfast club hello who's this what's going on hey can we first start dropping bombs the cardi b okay okay you must be feeling invasion of privacy.
"abilene" Discussed on Inward Empire
"But all this may be summed up in the word progress. When the bankrupt cow puncher felt progress dispersing him he seized whatever plank floated nearest him and the wreck. He went to town for job. He got a position on the railroad he set up a saloon he married and fenced in a little farm and he turned rustler and stole the cattle from the men for whom he had once worked. In these capacities, will you find him today the X. Cowboy who set himself to some new way of wage earning is all over the west and his old courage and frankness still stick to him. But his peculiar independence is of necessity dimmed the only man who has retained that holy is the outlaw, the horse and cattle thief on whose grim face hostility to progress forever sits. and quote. Who is it that we worship in our past? Why do we choose these figures? What is it that we.
"abilene" Discussed on Inward Empire
"Mr Elaborates on this says quote throughout the Anglo Saxons career. It has been his love to push further into the wilderness and his fate thereby to serve larger causes than his own. In, following his native bent, he furthers unwittingly design outside himself. He cuts the way for the common law and self government and new creeds, policies and nations arise in his wake and quote. And this brings us finally to the cowboy. There's an illustration by Frederic Remington that went along with this text and it describes the cowboys place in this historical scheme. Beautifully. You can see this on the wordpress page by the way, it's called the last cavalier and it's a wonderfully poetic image. We see dozens of men on horseback drawn from centuries past he pox of time stretching back to the fall of Rome. All, except one of them are shrouded in this fog of time, they're disappearing gradually into the passed into history and myth and legend. Barbarian horsemen we can see our three and Knights Crusaders Kings. Courtiers Cavaliers explorers this whole lineage of warriors that connect medieval England to the colonial era. And right in the foreground in full living color a warrior on horseback like his forebears is a cowboy. There in a single image remington beautifully compliments whispers argument. It's a simple one, but it's written in the most touring pros you can imagine. The cowboy in ways that are racial, ideological and cultural. Is the direct descendant of the Medieval Anglo Saxon night? Quote. And as he has ruled the waves with his ship from that. Viking. Time until yesterday at. Samoa. So upon land has the horse been the Anglo Saxons foster brother his ally, his play fellow from the tournament at Camelot to the round up at Abilene. The blood and the sweat of his jousting and all the dirt and stains have faded in the long sunlight of tradition, and in the chronicles of Romance, we hear none of his cursor obscenity, the clash of his armor rings mellow and heroic down through the ages into our modern ears. But. His direct lineal offspring among our western mountains has had no poet to connect him with the eternal no distance to lend him enchantment. Though he has fought single-handed with savages and through skill and daring prevailed but we as made his nightly bed in one thousand miles of snow and loneliness. He has not and never will have the concentration of memory. No doubt Sir Lancelot bore himself with grace and breeding of which our unpolished fellow with the cattle trail has only the latent possibility but in personal daring and in skill as to the Horse, the night and the cowboy are nothing but the same Saxon of different environments for Noblemen in London and the noblemen in Texas and no Hook in Sir Thomas Mallory shakes the crumbling planes with quadrupeds. Sound more valiant than the galloping that his echoed from the Rio Grande to the big horn. Mountains. and. Quote There's so much going on in that passage that I'm not sure where to start..
"abilene" Discussed on Inward Empire
"Deep in him. Play virtues and vices course and elemental as there's doubtless the windows of Saint James Street sometimes opened in his memory and he looked into them and desired to speak with those whom he saw inside and the whiskey was not the old stuff the cut glass bottles, but he never said so and in time he died widely esteemed. Texas found no count against him. Save his pronunciation of such words as bath and fancy misfortune lead to the accident of his birth, and you will hear today in that flannel shirt a democracy only good concerning this aristocrat born and bred and quote. So what on Earth is whistler up to here isn't this an essay about cowboys the evolution of the cow puncher. So. Why is he obsessing over this made up English aristocrat. Well, there's a few hints in that quote I, just read. Did your ears. Pick up a little bit when you heard that line about the card playing habit running in the British guys noble blood. Guess we say stuff like that. Sometimes figure of speech right? Well, IT TURNS OUT MR means it literally. Turns out in whispers, mind cowboys and aristocrats are both drawn from the same kind of racial stock. Both groups he says are pure Anglo Saxons and further you aristocrat there's something about the West that reawakens instincts and him. Summing up the point of this allegorical story wister writes quote that is the object lesson that is the gist of the matter. As soon as the English nobleman Smelt Texas, the slumbering Tamed Saxon. Awoke in Him and mindful of the tournament. Of the Hunting field galloped howling after wild cattle aboard horsemen a perfect athlete and in spite of the peerage and Jules Ardent fundamentally kin with the drifting vagabonds who swore and galloped by his side. and quote. Drawing on the racial pseudoscience of the day wister believed that racial groups like the Anglo Saxons had these innate characteristics. These included what we today would think of more like cultural traits, things like favorite pastimes or sports or skills. But for Worcester these are more like unchanging racial characteristics. They stay in the blood sometimes latent waiting for generations until circumstances bring them out once again. This is why the West brings out. This Wild Saxon conqueror, which wister says is like the true original personality of the soft aristocrat and wister says that this is not the first time something like this has happened. In fact, he lays out a whole lineage of anglo-saxons who generation after generation rediscover their essential shoe selves in the pursuit of empire quote..
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"Wister was no westerner. He was a sheltered young man from a rich old money Philadelphia family. As his biographer John Cobb puts it quote that the man who created the prototype of the most enduring of American folk heroes. The cowboy was a pedigree Aristocrat, a Harvard educated Philadelphia Boyer, and a Patricia by moral conviction is an irony of such vulgarity that Owen wister himself would have scorned it but it's true. The forces that directed whispers life were those of birth breeding and carefully cultivated gentility. and quote. wister was born in eighteen sixty into a blue blood family heritage. His great great grandfather had signed the Declaration of independence. His Grandmother Fanny Campbell was an international celebrity, the best known Shakespearean actress of her time. She had married and then famously divorced in insanely wealthy plantation owner in the south. Carolina Sea Islands. She then used her celebrity status to advocate for abolition. Stress Father Owen Jones wister, who as we'll see made his son's life. Absolutely miserable was a doctor from an old money Philadelphia merchant family. Whistler's mother Sarah Butler wister was difficult and deeply intelligent woman who wrote anonymous articles about society and politics for the Atlantic monthly. Shall be controlling it often critical towards her son but also encouraging unlike her husband she seems to have realized that her son was a creative person and encouraged him in his endeavors early on. Owen always had to fight to escape his parents influence. But he could never really bring himself to reject them. In fact, he was something of a mother's boy. He wrote her at least one letter a week between eighteen seventy and her death thirty eight years later. Maybe needless to say he had a sheltered childhood. Wealthy families of the gilded age wanted to make sure that their kids would still retain those classic Yankee Values Virtue Discipline Hard work even though they were growing up in an environment that was exploding with money. Whispers parents tried to do this by sending him to the best schools in eighteen seventy at age ten, they sent him to Europe, he stayed in boarding schools in Switzerland and England for three years and.
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"Sometimes, the demands were so urgent that are boots were not taken off for an entire week. Nerves became so tense that it was a standing rule that no man was to be touched by another when asleep until after he had been spoken to. The man who suddenly aroused a sleeper was liable to be shot as all were thoroughly armed and understood the instant use of the revolver and rifle. Cowboys working in extremes of heat and cold. We're constantly endanger death under the hooves of stampeding cattle in rivers or in battles with hostile Indians. Their pay was low they lived on straight beef. They had no tents, no tarps and damned few slickers Teddy Blue Abbott explained they never kicked because those boys was raised under just the same conditions as there was on the trail corn meal and Bacon for grub dirt floors in the houses and no luxuries. and quote. So that's the historical side of the cowboy. But the other side of this question. The one which today is a lot of ways more important. Has To do with image and the image of the cowboy is important because of the values it represents. The cowboy embodies a whole set of values and ideas and together those constitute a kind of ideal American type. The cowboy is so pervasive and so recognizable that I might not even need to do this but. Let's just run through the ones that for my money or the most important. First and foremost the cowboys stands for rugged independence. He, and it's almost always a he is a strong capable outdoorsman who lives forever out there out on the open range away from the city away from family away from home, and especially away from the government he's self sufficient. He doesn't need much as teddy blue it said he can live on corn meal and Bacon. He's a good worker. He's competent. He's got the endurance to spend the whole day in the saddle and he gets the tough jobs done without complaining. He's plainspoken when he speaks at all, he knows animals especially cattle and especially horses with whom he has a special. Almost, ESP kind.
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"You can think about it as a case study in that middle. Ground Between History and myth that for tile field in our collective imagination where these crucially important stories are grown. One of the things I love about American history is that our myths are national creation stories and epics and tales of heroes and villains. We have the luxury of studying these things in a very different way than we study the myths of say Scandinavia or Greece or China. Because our history is so young and relatively well documented. We can trace these tales back to the source. We know exactly who wrote the first national mythic takes on say George Washington but will never know who was the first Greek to tell a story about Zeus homer certainly wasn't the first person to tell the stories of the Iliad and the Odyssey I mean we're not even sure if homer was real if he was one person or many or at least one historian argues that you know that the authorship of the Greek epics should be attributed to the entire culture. American myths generally don't work like that. We can pinpoint these stories as they unfold one storyteller at a time. So what we're exploring here are the ideas of one of the most important storytellers this country ever produced. You may have never heard of him but I guarantee you know his creative offspring very very well. His name is Owen wister. His time was the late nineteenth and. Th centuries and more than anyone else. He set the terms for how we as a culture as members of this weird conglomerate called America imagine one of the key figures in our Pantheon. That figure is the American cowboy. Now Owen wister was not the first person to write popular stories about cowboys. In fact, by the time, he began publishing short stories about the West in the eighteen ninety s cowboys were all over American culture. They appeared in Buffalo Bill's wild west show starting in eighteen, eighty three, and before that, they were a fixture in these things called dime novels basically cheap and violent pulp fiction. The appeared in popular art and stage plays to. What wister did was to take that stock character. This cowboy is he existed in popular media and put him in a more literary setting one that would be more acceptable especially to middle class readers. The outcome of that was a book called the Virginian it came out in Nineteen ninety-two was a huge success and it really set the terms for how the cowboy would be portrayed really through the present day. The cowboys you see in Western films and novels are almost all variations on whispers version of this character. This might be a good place to sit down and ask why does the cowboy matter? There's really two sides to questions like this. There's the historical side and cowboys were certainly important and fascinating historically. They. Started out after the civil war as dirt poor entrepreneurs, people like Oliver Loving or Charles Goodnight were basically trying to survive and create some order out of chaos and poverty that came out of the war. Basically, there were millions of cattle roaming through the southern plains. The Union army had cut off the access to eastern markets during the war and the cattle just multiplied like crazy. He's early cowboys round them up and Organiz cattle drives to railroad hubs and places like Abilene in Kansas. The original cruise of these cattle drives were a mix of former confederates and former slaves. Historians think that between a quarter and a third of them, where people of color and their lives were not easy or glamorous being a cowboy was dirty dangerous exhausting work as historian heather. Cox Richardson describes quote cowboys often went for days without sleep especially in the first two weeks of the drive when the cattle reliable to stampede Charles Goodnight recalled the men slept on the ground with their horses staked.