Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A Final Shot at the VSPA {and OHSAA} Remembering Vietnam: The Epilog

Sitting here listening to the "60s on 6" on my XM Radio, as Van Morrison and his "Brown Eyed Girl" begins in the background, I harken back to those days in 1969 when I arrived...apprehensive, but I should not have been, I survived in fine from, grew up somewhat, and by the time I arrived home from my 2nd Air Base{Nha Trang was the first and best} Tan Son Nhut, I had made the decision I would be nobody's fool and would never be bullied by anyone or anybody again...I have pretty much kept that promise.  I've had to physically and verbally spare with assholes, bullies, and self important "Dictator Wannabe" types over the 47+ years since my return...whether it was Air Force lifters, so called superiors, bosses, Weekend Drunks at the Red Door, or pissed off farmers, restaurant owners, or bureaucrats, in my Environment Health days, and coaches, players, or parents,  in my days as an umpire and sports official.  I have stuck by that promise to myself.

The "Termination Letter"

Well as dark approached yesterday my mail lady knocked on the door and had a nice $6.59  Certified Letter for me to sign...it was from current VSPA President Greg Cain, not to be confused with Dictator For Life, Steve Gattis...I've always thought that Greg and I had a pretty good relationship, and he was not happy with the director that Gattis and Company were taking, it appears that I was wrong.  I usually have a pretty good feel and not swayed by those that are tossing me a line of BS...well even I don't evaluate everybody correctly all the time...that is on me.

Here is the expensive letter, read it then I will comment on same:


Make no mistake the quotes attributed to me are correct, and I stand by my comments concerning the little racist turd, Hector Ramos, one of the slew of VPs that King Gattis has as a court jester.  The lie is that I had something to do with longtime Life Member, 85 year old Jackie Kays resigned because of me...pure Bullshit.  Jackie resigned because insults by Ramos, and lack of response by Gattis and Company.

The rest of the letter is a joke...the VSPA has never sponsored my Dayton Reunion, they handed out a couple of Bronze Statues to me and the late Bob Griffith, the can have mine back and melt it down...it's as worthless as my Life Membership #575.

So I'm done, but not before I fired off a nice "Open Letter to the VSPA Leadership"  This morning.  Which reads like this:


Now that I have been officially "terminated" from the rolls of the VSPA {a joke in itself} by a nice expensive Certified Letter from the current President, I only will make a few comments, which I suspect none of you, The King or his Court Jesters,  will answer.
{1} Just where the Hell do you get off running roughshod over a Association that you had little to do with founding, and then trashing the true founders, like Langley, Savage, and especially Terry Morris, without cause or reason?  And spare me that "Rules and Regulation BS" ... Your arbitrary way of pushing your power grab is as pathetic as one of you sending your wife{who last I looked never served} as a front women to trash Morris, who worked his ass off to build membership in VSPA without making a dime....by the way, speaking of dimes...never mind that is secret and in the vault, isn't it?

{2} My termination letter stated as a final thought that VSPA  "Additionally due to your{my} hostility toward our membership{seriously?  Not the membership, only the Court and King and a couple of clowns named Ramos, Garcia, and of course the protected Atheist~in~Good Standing, Kenny DeRussy} and the annual VSPA reunions{really?}, The VSPA will not sanction, advertise, or promote any form of an annual gathering that you organize in Dayton, Ohio.  Seriously...you guys have done NOTHING to support our Dayton Reunion, except to call it a "Mini Reunion"...the only thin "Mini" about it is what it cost those attending, especially compared to that bloated back slapping over priced, let's hand out the awards to the same "warriors" each and every year...we at Dayton didn't {I sure the Hell never did} ask for you help or promotion, we have been doing fine since 2007 without any pats on the head from the King or his Jesters.

{3} Finally, the termination letter also quotes my comments on the VSPA Bulletin Board....those quotes are correct and not taken out of context.  In the letter Greg accuses me causing Jackie Kays thread to be removed, fair enough, however to accuse me of being the reason he resigned from VSPA is pure garbage and a damn lie.  Your VP, the little racist toad, Hector Ramos, with his constant support against the USA stopping illegal immigration, bitching about the lack of Puerto Rico Aid, and other one sided slants, topped off by his insult against Jackie, was the reason.  Make no mistake, Ramos and the lack of apology from the "leadership" is the only reason that Jackie quit the organization that he has long been a major part of.  If you had any guts, you would get down on your hands and knees and thank Jackie, John Langley, and Terry Morris, for keeping alive the very association you rule over....but you won't, you think YOU are the reason VSPA has succeeded, look in the mirror, you aren't.

And if you expect me to make apology to Ramos, Garcia, DePussy, or Chief Hawk Dunne...don't hold your collective breaths ... and excuse me if I don't end this "Respectfully" or with "Due Respect", because, trust me, there is none.  I became a life member because of  the late Phil Lange, my Nha Trang NCOIC back in 1969, it was one of his dying wishes that I join as a life member, and he paid for my LM #575 and you can NEVER take that away, even wannabe Dictators have limits of power.  I salute the memory of my old 14th SPS NCOIC....a military salute, any salute I might give the "Leadership" of the VSPA would be a bit less official.

Pat Houseworth
 
So that is that...not sure what I lose?  I've made new friends, found old ones from both Vietnam and Stateside, and we have our own Reunion, that has ZERO to do with the VSPA except that many of our reunion attendees are members of that association...The Dayton Sky Cop reunion{see poster on top of thread} is alive and well, without the VSPA.
 
A final thought on the VSPA and the OHSAA...amazing I have been banned and received a license all in about 5 weeks from both, I am indeed pissing off the right people.   While the VSPA costs me nothing, Hell I have not crossed their path since the bloated annual reunion at Dayton in 2011, and have posted maybe a handful of insults and comments on it's deader than dead bulleting boards...I'm out nothing, and they have trashed several long time and founding fathers  of the VSPA, in Steve Gattis and his Court Jesters need for greed....Open the damn Books Asshole, let's see where the money goes!
 
As for the OHSAA, I've made my fight with them, and I could continue to pursue "Justice" in the courts...but why?  I'll be 69 or 70 by the time it would be settled and what would I have gained?  Not much money wise, and frankly I don't have the time and now that I'm out of it, I am more than happy that I don't have answer every contract for hire request...I am at peace with my forced "retirement" ... it got me off that snide and I'm more than happy about it.
 
One final thought on both Steve Gattis and the Head Bean Counter at OHSAA, Beau Rugg, and their ilk....Karma, God, Heaven, and Hell, do exist, and one day not far off...you will stand before your maker, and explain your lies, and power grabbing corruption, to the ultimate judge...I hope you are ready, because I am,  and I will not shy away from my sins and actions.
 
Back Later and the last of the VSPA and OHSAA Blog Posts are now behind me....and both will be erased forever from this blog border and comments on said blog.
 
PRH
 
 

Sunday, November 12, 2017

"Saluting" the Vietnam Security Police Association {Lack of} Leadership Part #2

The VSPA Bulletin Board had become a joke over the past 10 years or so...as Dictator for Life Gattis along with Poss and Company pulled some arbitrary "rules" out of their collective asses, claiming that "politics" and real opinions were not allowed by "Federal Tax Law".  This of course is pure BS...no such law exists, it would be like telling your local pastor or priest that they could not condemn abortion or genocide.  Sure the PC and Left Wing Hacks in the local, state, and federal governments, would like to shut down freedom of opinions, but it just isn't so...despite their claims and efforts.

Of course while demanding that me, Sam Lewis, Co~Founder Terry Morris,  and others, shut our "Pie Holes", they gave free passes to the likes of VSPA Race Baiter and VP Hector Ramos, a smarmy little runt of a man, and gave the same benefits to his sidekick the association treasure, Richard Garcia...same for resident Christian Basher, Kenny DePussy, a gutless POS, living under his collection of rocks out in Washington State....nary a word to them.  But to guys that actually contribute to the VSPA, or the very people that founded it, John Langley, Morris, and others, we needed to keep our mouth's shut.

The BB really was never the issue, since Gattis and Poss decided to enforce their Bullshit Rules, the site has been dead as Hillary Clinton's soul...it's all about King Steve Gattis and the idiots that allowed him to become "President for Life" and rule the bank accounts and other comings and goings of the VSPA without input from the general membership.

The only way these overblown self important turds were going to shut me up, was to ban me and a few other trouble makers from speaking out...silly fools, my blogs and facebook pages have many more Veterans viewing them than the VSPA BS Board could ever think of...and much like Beau Rugg and his collection of Bean Counters and Left Wing suck ups at the Ohio High School Athletic Association {OHSAA}, they don't really think they can shut me up?  What power do they have, except to Bully and Browbeat those that refuse to stand up to them, or those that would rather "go along to get along" ...?

I've got news for the Gattis and Ruggs of the world...I stopped being bullied by the time I returned from Vietnam, making myself a promise over 45 years ago...I was going to be the "Anti~Bully", and whether in the Air Force, Bartending, Broadcasting, or my work in Environmental Health, and Sports Officiating...I would not be swayed by loud mouth coaches, bosses, or bullshit artists, like Dictator for Life Steve Gattis or some freaking coward of a Bean Counter like Beau Rugg, sitting in his Ivory Tower at the OHSAA  in Columbus...they can continue to run me and my like minded patriots off their "reservations", but the day they shut me up, will be the day they drop me 6 foot under ground...and just for spite, I plan on outliving every one of the Sons a Bitches and give them a wink and a "salute" on their way out...

Just to remind one, my bitch isn't with the vast majority of VSPA Members, and our Dayton Sky Cop Reunions tell...I get along with them, same goes for the majority of officials and umpires working under the thumb of the OHSAA...my gripe is with the corrupt, and likely illegal power plays of both organizations...one day, hopefully soon, "Karma" will bite the likes of Rugg and Gattis in their self promoting and self important asses....

No, I'm hardly bitter or angry, but I do admit to being a "Asshole" when it is called for...I might be Life Member #575 in honor of my old late NCOIC Phil Lange, but the "leadership" of the VSPA, especially the low count President, can kiss my Conservative Christian Back Side...

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Photo-TSgt Phil Lange at our SPs "Bailey's Speakeasy" with Captain Bailey {center} and some wet behind the ears First Lt...forget his name...as you can see, despite a few differences, me and Phil both enjoyed a Good Cigar...RIP Sarge...you are the only reason I became a life member of VSPA...


Saturday, November 11, 2017

A Veterans Day "Salute" to the Leadership of the VSPA ... part #1

That would be a "Middle Finger" Salute to Steve Gattis and those responsible for putting that Mussolini Wannabee in charge as President {Dictator} for Life of the Vietnam Security Police Association.

While there are many good people in position of power at the VSPA, Gattis has been given the ultimate power to shut down those he has issues or disagrees with...and he has surround himself with Toadies, in underling positions as well...Garcia, Poss, and others, while running off the true founders and backbone of the association, like Langley, Morris, Savage, and others...all in his perverted efforts to maintain power and the purse strings of the group.  I'd love to see the Books and what some of the crooks have been doing in the name of "We Take Care of Our Own" ... as in "Taking Care of Our Own Pockets and Power" ...that however will never happen, their bank accounts and power base are as selectively secret as the Nazi SS.

A bit of personal History with VSPA...

Sometime back in 1998 or 99 I was sitting at the computer at work...the Internet and our actions with Health Department relationships on same were new at the time.  Over lunch I typed "Security Police in Vietnam"  and one of the "hits" that came back were in relation to the Vietnam Security Police Association...after some e-mail with Don Poss, one of the Web Site Chiefs, I joined for $15 and over the next couple of years was pleased to find several guys, including my Nha Trang 14th SPS Buddy Harry Bevan, who at the time {1999} was a Philly Cop/Dog Handler at the Philadelphia International Airport ... over the next several years I was to find more than a handful of guys I served with at Dover, and Nha Trang...and made many new friends, although I didn't serve with, we had that common bond of not giving a shit Sky Cops who served in Vietnam.  I also hooked up with a guy from my tiny hometown of Scott, Ohio, Bill Marshall, although we didn't know each other, our families, through his mom's and my Grandmother's friendship had been bonded together decades before.

I attended the 2002 National Reunion in Dayton, then stopped by the one in Vegas a couple years later, and again a full time at the Dayton Reunion in 2011.   By 2000 I had met and re~friended my old NCOIC of Law Enforcement at Nha Trang, Phil Lange....I had given Phil some moments of angst at Nha Trang, but we became close friends upon hooking up thanks to the VSPA...and although I had no intention of becoming a "Life Member" of VSPA, it was his dying wish, before he passed in 2003 that he buy me a Life Time Membership to that group, as well as sending me his "stuff"...Flags, SP Badges, Patches, from our days in Vietnam together...What could I say?  I became a life member and Phil passed away early in 2003....another friend lost to Cancer and likely Agent Orange....

There were few bumps in the road over the first decade...the Bulletin Board became a Hot Bed of Political Mud Slinging...and I can say, with reservations, I was among those tossing the most dirt...I never could or never will understand "Liberal Veterans" ...and usually avoid them at all costs.  Well VSPA from leadership on down is now loaded with them...from Gatiss, Garcia, and Company, down to their Protected misfits, like Super Atheist Kenny DePussy{sic}, and Big Chief of the Redskin Nation,  Pat "Hawk" Dunne...a couple that wear their hate for this Country and it's Conservative Patriots, on their sleeves.  That has been the issues of late, the VSPA BB has been pretty dead, clown like these, especially DeRussy, have been allowed to spread their hate for all things "Godly" all over the board, while anybody that dares to challenge them, like me, Big Sam Lewis, and others have been threatened with Banishment from the Dying Pages....and now the Ban Hammer has finally Dropped...

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photos:  (1) VSPA Logo and QC Patch all rolled into one...(2)  PRH and Bill Marshall back in 2011 at Dayton two old Scott, Ohio {population 250} guys together...(3) Part of the VSPA attendees at Dayton 2011

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Video Wrap Up Celina Tornado

One more nice day before the Artic Cold front moves through tonight....one more lawn to mow, mine, and then I'll worry about getting the Snow Blower ready for the coming season.  Have not had to use it more than a handful of times the past two Winters, hopefully it will get little use again, but you never know.

Meanwhile the east and NE side of Celina is still a mess from Sunday's Tornado Outbreak...here is a video {about 15 minutes} of the action and reports from Sunday Afternoon...

Celina Tornado Rehash


That's it for today, time for some lawn mowing...

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Celina {Ohio} Tornado Updates/ Videos

The Damage from Sunday's {November 5, 2017} triple Tornado Outbreak in Mercer County and Celina is becoming more clear as the days pass....as far as Tornado Damage is concerned, ours is minor compared to large storms...it{the Celina hit} was however, as I mentioned yesterday, pretty amazing the path it took...almost exactly the same as the one that hit back in 2012...

Our Eastview Park/Montgomery Field Baseball Diamond, which is used by the High School, Wright State Lake, and the Celina Mariners, just received a $200,000 upgrade to the turf field ...  completed just 10 days before the Tornado...while the new turf may have survived{yet to be confirmed}, the visitor's dugout, snack bar, and press box, along with the home plate stands were pretty much totaled:

I have coached and umpired all levels at this field, well over 200 games in total, and to see this causes reflections on some of the games I have done, in both the dugout and behind the plate:

Celina Baseball Field Tornado

In addition to the damage there, the Havemann and Grand Lake Roads businesses, much like 2012 received plenty of damage....including the newly opened Sports Bar/Restaurant..."C~Town Wings" which just relocated from downtown this summer.

Havemann Road Tornado Damage

It probably won't be back to "normal" for a few weeks, but Celina, unlike most "Liberal/Shithole" Cities, won't be crying for Uncle Sam to rescue it, or blaming Bush or Trump for the damage...

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Tornadoes Tornado....Celina, Ohio

A quick trip to SE Wisconsin for an early Thanksgiving with Patricia's side of the family...we go early to avoid the snow that used to be up that way in late November...of course with the Fake Man Made Global Warming, that is no longer the case.   For you nitwit leftists, let's get one thing straight, Climate Change is real, "Man~Made" Climate Change is pure BS...man has not the power of affect climate change at all...pollution?  Yes, Climate Change?  NO!  It is as natural as anything else in this life...but back to the subject at hand.

Sunny and nice on Friday, coolish, and wet, windy, on Saturday at Oconomowoc....so not much photo taking...however I did get one of a nice Hornet's Nest outside Bev's Condo along the bike path....otherwise Fish Fry on Friday, early Saturday Thanksgiving Feast, and back to Celina on Sunday....

Wet as well on the way home, after some heavy Wisconsin Fog.  As we stopped for fuel and
coffee at the half way point near Plymouth, Indiana, along US 30,  I get a phone call from youngest son Hal, telling me there were Tornado Warnings at home, and one was on the ground heading for Celina...I called my 93 year old mom, who still lives alone at home, and here she was sitting in the interior bathroom at her place, waiting out the storm...the rest of the family was out and about.  Hal and a caregiver of Anissa's kept up updated on the status, and sister Marty called as well....

The Tornado did indeed touchdown in Celina, at the exact same location as a few years back...east side, at Eastview Park, along the Wal Mart Strip...8 injured, new Sports Bar damaged, Dollar General destroyed and some heavy structural damage at the old Wal Mart Plaza, across the street from the newer one...also Crown Equipment {old Huffy Bike Plant} received heavy damage...

Good news, no one was seriously injured, and we on the west side received no damage what so ever....we lucked out again.  Power was out for a few hours, but came back on, at least on the west side, as darkness settled in...




Fast moving, quick and dangerous weekend, but we survived....

Photos[Hornet's Nest is mine, rest from WHIO TV Dayton...Crown{Old Huffy} Plant, and Dollar General Store is totaled...

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Getting Ready for the Long Cold Spell

November is here.....and that means, for all basic purposes, the warm weather is finished...did get up to 64 today, but that will likely be the warmest we will see {maybe a stray day or so not withstanding} until February or March....I no longer enjoy cold, but then again, I hate the heat and humidity of mid Summer as well....

The Photo is from 20 years ago, I snapped it off the end of the Key West Pier off Duval Street, the famous Key West Sunset in all it's Glory...

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

High School Officials on the Hot Seat/Beating a Dead Horse? Perhaps....but

I've spent way to much time on this topic, and although my suspension will never be lifted {since I've already elected to retire} ....the legal process continues with more hearings in several cases slated for this week...

I continue this campaign against the "King Makers" and "Bean Counters" in charge of the OHSAA and other state's athletic associations....it appears they have been taken over by left wing, politically correct, gutless, bureaucrats, like Beau Rugg in Ohio, and his ilk elsewhere.

Quick to suspend any official who dares disagree with the Diversity Driven Agenda or to voice his opinions that they disagree with.  It matters not if those opinions are on  social media, and not sports or officiating related.  Meanwhile they continue protecting ass kissers and minorities that they coddle and hand out favors to, even when those players, coaches, and officials, are as weak in job performance, mind, and spirit, as they themselves are.

Here are more examples of the Shit Storm going on, not only here in Ohio, but around the country...

The Officials "Hot Seat"

Meanwhile in New Jersey another legal step proceeds

New Jersey Officials take a Walk

and in North Carolina....even a "protected" official gets into the "I Hate America and it's Veterans" act:

 
 
Where will this end?  I fear that those officials that stand for country, pride, and free speech{while off the field} will be the losers, while the malcontents, and Bean Counters, will eventually figure out that they are the guilty parties and the Student Athletes are the real losers in all of this, when{in a time not far away} the game will have NOBODY to officiate.
 
Thanks Beau, Thanks, "Doctor" Denny, thanks Dan Ross, and the rest of the bloated BureaRats running and ruining High School and youth sports around the country.
 
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Monday, October 30, 2017

The Drums Grow Louder....Sports Officials Fighting Back.

It appears than more officials/umpires are getting sick and tired of the BS being handed down by the various State Athletic Associations....if the Bean Counters think things are bad now, in terms of officials getting the Hell out of High School Sports Officiating, let them keep up with their Heavy Handed BS and watch the numbers hit "Critical Mass"

Football Officials Walk Off after Protest

With numbers of officials at all sports at the High School and lower levels and now with the Political Correct Bean Counters in charge of the State Associations and trying to run officials lives not only on, but also off the playing fields and courts, things are only going to get worse for the OHSAA and other State Associations.

Last year when our crew was first informed that we were to do "nothing" to any protesting Little Bastards that disrespected the Flag on National Anthem...we three Vietnam Veterans on the Crew were a bit pissed, but decided between ourselves that regardless...we would not do anything as ordered against them for their disrespect....however, we also decided that in all likelihood that they would eventually be served with a couple of "Unsportsmanlike Conduct" penalty flags, sometime during the contest...which would result in an ejection and suspension....well we didn't have to worry, the kids in our area are not the type to knee for the Anthem or Flag, so it never became an issue with us.

Now, there are more than a few gutless officials that don't have the stones to stand up and be counted...but the majority of the ones I know and work with are getting sick and tired of the BS being shoved down their throats by the OHSAA, and it appears others throughout the nation are feeling likewise.

That in itself is a Good Thing

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Photo-Me {far right} Jeff and Mick at a Parkway JV game a couple of years back


Saturday, October 28, 2017

{More} Corrupton and Selective Enforcement from the OHSAA

For all that read or have read this blog over the past month, there can be little doubt of my disdain and total dislike for the Bean Counters and those in charge, without accountability, at the Ohio High School Athletic Association....

Am I obsessed?  Hardly, but if they thought I was just some low educated stiff that would accept their totally arbitrary and unjust "suspension" they of course don't know me or my history of fighting "big shots"...whether it was in the Air Force, my radio bropadcasting days, or my years in Public/Environmental Health work, fighting the honchos at the Ohio EPA or state Health Department...I have done no backing down...and at 68 1/2 years on this planet, I am not about to start now.  Sure I will retire from all officiating, for the most part, but I will not be silent on the corruption and crapola dished out by the likes of Beau Rugg, Dan Ross, Denny Morris, and other "Bean Counters" and self appointed "Power Rangers" at the OHSAA.

Here is a Letter to the Editor comment posted from another source yesterday...I believe the author is spot on in his assessment: 

OHSAA Officials needed
 
This article appeared in a early bird patter report. The OHSAA has become a point of contention with many whom are close to the organization. From the ou...tside, it appears that the state official’s association has become a fiefdom of cronies and minimally effective leaders in their supposed areas of expertise. Losing officials has been explained as a changing of the guard (age, etc.), however, there our two sides to every story. Kangaroo Courts are not an unbiased venue where sound judgments have been found to prevail. However, it now appears that high school officials are not judged on their work on the field of play but also on their social media point of view and political status. The OHSAA has a dwindling number of officials and have exacerbated the condition by using social media and political status to measure and to drive otherwise competent officials from the game a thwarting young officials wanting to enter the avocation. Building your hierarchy of fundamental foolishness and taking positions against civil liberties and first amendment rights does not bode well for retention and or growth of an organization looking people. A long hard look into your inner Sanctum looks to be in order and
would do the OHSAA a bit of good.


Bingo! 

And it's not only officiating....

The corruption and heavy handed dealings of the OHSAA are not only in regards to officiating, but in how punishment is handed out, or in this case not handed out....which led to one school getting a break it didn't deserve while another gets the short end of the stick....yes, the school getting the hose job by the bean counters is my own Alma Mater ...  but regardless, I would have stuck up for any school getting screwed by Ross and Company:  Thus this article from today:

OHSAA and it's Selective Enforcement

It doesn't or should not matter that the "prize" for getting that 8th spot would/will be a date with top ranked Trotwood~Madison, the result is one school that plays by the rules{Celina} gets screwed, while the other, a team using ineligible player{s} gets a basically free pass, for a stiff fine, of course.

Corrupt is the first name of the Ohio High School Athletic Association:

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below: Me working the Elida D4 District in 2013...

Friday, October 27, 2017

More OHSAA More Fall Road Trips More Covered Bridges

Head Cold Hangs on Rain on the Way...

Week has been pretty slow, but I did get my 2nd appeal of my Officiating License denied by OHSAA...which came as NO surprise, and actually I would have been disappointed and shocked if they had overturned it...one thing about the group of bloated losers at the Ivory Towers of the Ohio High School Athletic Association, they are consistent in denying any mistakes or wrong doings on their part...even if it slaps them upside their swollen heads of importance...

They wanted me to come down next week {November 1st} for a third and final{futile} appeal before the Board of Directors...I declined.  Why waste a day and gas money to travel to Columbus, for what?  The next date won't be until January 11th...I told them I might make it that time...doubtful, but in the meantime the cases against OHSAA continue.  Jon Everhart's deposition along with the head henchman, Beau Rugg's come today in Everhart's case...although different from mine{his suspension was for alleged violations while actually officiating} will still make the rat's squirm in their seats....I will wait for that outcome before moving forward with mine.

As I have said, it really no longer matters, regardless of final outcome, I am happy with my decision to retire, and the longer I am away the more comfortable I feel....but I still would like to stick it to those clowns and the bastard{s} who collected private BS and fed it to them....they better hope I don't find out for sure 100% who they are...just sayin'  It won't be pretty...not much worse than a pissed off old Vietnam Veteran with time on his hands...

Between the Head Cold and the Cooler weather, I decided not to ride the TW, but still got into the Nitro and drove over to Logan County yesterday {110 miles total back and forth and around the back roads} to find the one classic covered bridge I had not came across in this area....

The McColly Covered Bridge...

Located between Jackson Center in Shelby County and Bellfontaine in Logan County sits the McColly Bridge.  Built in 1876 for just over $3 thousand , it was completely redone in 2000 for a cost of over $600,000...now that is inflation....!!

McColly Bridge History

With the Sunshine out in full and despite feeling somewhat lousy thanks to my annual fall cold{at least this isn't Bronchitis, so far} The weather was pretty good for a middle fall "Road Trip" .

I got plenty of photos of the bridge from various angles and some of a nearby long abandoned farm house...enjoy!

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Pre Indian/Indian Summer







You can't really call the past couple of weeks "Indian Summer" because we really have had no below average or even a freeze or hard frost to speak of{that may come to and end before the coming weekend is finished} ... Regardless of what you call it, the past week or more has been great for getting out, riding the TW, or just sitting out back watching the dogs and cats, downing a craft beer or two and smoking a good cigar....

Friday 10/20/17

Riding the Lakes....



Got out late morning, fired up the TW and headed out solo, with cameras in tow...ending up putting 130 miles on the Yamaha, and by the time I got back home I had just hit 7000 miles on the bike since I purchased it new in late March of 2014...I was disappointed with the fall colors, so far they just are not happening.  I started out heading south to that portion of Grand Lake, then across Auglaize and into Logan County heading due east towards Indian Lake....around that lake I rode, stopped and took some photos, including those of a covered bridge that I last visited, again on the TW, back in September 2015....Indian Lake had a bit more color, and more boaters and fishermen out than Grand Lake....not as polluted as our lake is the reason for the latter two items.


I circled that body of water, stopped at McDonald's for a quick afternoon breakfast and coffee, and then headed home, snapping some photos along the way...in addition to the 130 miles, I logged about 5 hour bike time.

Saturday 10/21/17

Visiting the "K~Men"...

On Saturday morning I was up early and on my way south...a rare visit solo to Hal and his family...usually Patricia is front and center for those visits, but one of us had to stay home with Anissa, and I had not seen the older Grandson Kasyn play soccer, and this was the final game of the year....

I arrived about 8:30 and stayed until 2pm...Soccer, Pumpkin Carving, and breakfast and lunch with Hal, Lisa, and the Boys....by the time I arrived home, I was pretty well gassed from all the fresh air from the previous two days....good times!

Sunday 10/22/17

Last of the Good Weather....

After Anissa and I took our weekly visit to mom's while Patricia was in church, I pretty much shut down for much of the day...sat outside {still no NFL games for me, and there won't be anytime soon, if ever} with the dogs, cats, and about 5pm I decided to sip a beer or two and partake in one of my favorite cigars, a Drew Estate Irish Hops....that pretty much closed out the weekend....and the breeze that had been kicked up by the time the sun began to set, foretold the end of the above normal and dry conditions we had been enjoying for the past couple of weeks.

Today...

Still warm, but some scattered rain has arrived, although despite the predictions of a half inch of wet...most of the rain seems to be on all sides of the lake area, north, south west, and east...so perhaps we wont' get that much...but cooler weather is in store regardless....so as I sit here typing and with the World Series at hand...Dodgers vs Astros?  Doesn't really ring a bell in my mind, but will root, somewhat, for Houston, only because they have never won a WS Ring....in either league....

Meanwhile I am enjoying Game #7 of the 1952 World Series between the Yankees and Brooklyn Dodgers....back before I became a Yank and Mickey Mantle fan a few years later ... a long time ago, when baseball was played by men and that cancer called "Free Agency" did not exist....here is the link to the 1952 Classic:

Game 7 1952 World Series

enjoy if you have time....pure escape for us old farts....Duke, The Mick, The Chief, Casey, Yogi, Pee Wee, and Jackie Robinson. and of course Mel Allen and Red Barber doing the play~by~play....what a great time in baseball and America it was.

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

State Athletic Ass~ociations {Ohio and Indiana} Corrupt as they come...Burning Bridges

Burning Bridges, one step at a time...

As I have posted many times before, I have no problem, and actually enjoy stirring the pot when it comes to issues with employers or organizations that I believe are corrupt....and have always spoke my mind, and enjoy poking groups and individuals in their eyes if I feel they deserve it...

After my "suspension/retirement" from officiating contests under the direction of the Ohio High School Athletic Association, I was perfectly content to retire and fight the good fight to win my appeal and retire anyway.  I had made up my mind, regardless of the outcome I was done with sport officiating under it's rules...perhaps I would do some summer work and fall baseball, but other than that I was finished, it had been a good run, and I was not about to let the bloated buzzard in charge of officiating at OHSAA and his co~whores have the last say, I would go out on my own terms.

However,

As it turns out our neighbors in Hoosier View Indiana, it appears, have a equally corrupt and gutless list of Bean Counters in charge at the IHSAA,  and this outrage came across the wires this past Friday:

Hoosier Veteran "Suspended" by IHSAA

While Jim's suspension was for a different reason than mine...his for refusing to officiate after some malcontent little bitch decided to show her ass protesting the flag{I can only guess her skin tone and  lack of parental involvement in her life} during a contest sanctioned by the Indiana High School Athletic Association...while mine was issues having nothing to do with a OHSAA contest{just social and political commentary on this blog and other private social media sites}.  The bottom line is, the two athletic associations choose to ignore "students' who are supposed to follow rules and protocol, but instead made a show out of hating America and it's veterans, by disrespecting the flag and country, in which they are granted those rights to make asses out of themselves.

So, here I am on another "Rant" however, you only need to dig back a few posts to come up to speed on the issues involved...meanwhile here are the e-mails of those in charge of this and other outrages against officials, especially Veterans who are officials.  I suspect and am pretty sure have never served in any branch of the Military[they are welcome to comment and prove me wrong, but they won't}....

This is not about only Veterans who are working a sideline gig as officials for low pay, and little respect, it's about the average umpire and sports official who pays,  via their dues,  the salaries that these clowns make their large wages working, make that sitting, in their state funded, Ivory Towers:

IHSAA Bean Counters:

Director Bobby Cox
bcox@Ihsaa.org

Volleyball Head Cheese

Kerrie Schludecker
kschludecker@Ihsaa,org

and the head weasel in charge of Jim's season long suspension{this guy appears to be a real gutless turd}

Paul Loggan
ploggan@msdwt.k12.in.us

meanwhile here in Ohio, some of those involved in their mindless power plays:

Assistant Commissioner in charge of Officiating

Beau Rugg
brugg@ohsaa.org

his assistant

Ben Ferree
bferree@ohsaa.org

and the Head Cheese, the Commish of the OHSAA

Dan Ross
dross@ohsaa.org

and one guy who is the main culprit when it comes to the Good Ol' Boy Network/System

"Doctor' Denny Morris[not sure just what the Hell he is doctor of, except at Dr. of BS...
dmorris005@woh.rr.com

So  when in Ohio or the Hoosier state and watching a school contest in just about any sport, these are the type of people who are responsible for the officials, good and bad, that you see working the games...and in charge of dealing out favors and punishment, all depending if you kiss their backsides, or dare to say or do something they choose not to agree with or like:

More on this, coming this week...

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Nitwits of the Week....thanks to the American Left/Press

Great week for the sick society of the American Left...

Here we have this "pervert" out in Wyoming {of all places}...is that one ugly man or one real ugly women?

Well you can talk Transgender all you want....but I took a lot of Biology Classes in my College days,  comes for majoring in Environmental Health....and I can tell you there is NO such thing...just a sick collection of sons a bitches and perverts...this guy/gal may be at the bottom of the chain:

Wyoming Pervert

Then you have this Racist Nitwit lying through her teeth, and putting a new face to the "N" word....

"Freddy" Wilson Stuck on Stupid

You gotta wonder why Black Voters continue to support and put Racist D~Bags like Wilson in office....she is the face of the "N" word...and "Stuck on Stupid" she and her supporters are.

The American Left is indeed the very people the Bible warned us about....and choose to ignore these sick bastards at your own peril.
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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Color Schemes ...





A year ago today, October 19, 2016, I took the TW out for a 50 mile or so trip around Northern Mercer County and then along the Miami Erie Canal in western Auglaize County...the colors of fall were just about peak..

One year later?  Not so much...some yellows, a bunch of dried browns, some bare trees, and plenty of lingering green...Hromish and I had planned on heading over to Holmes County and that area at peak season...I guess my question now is..."When is Peak, or is there going to be a Peak"? ....

Otherwise with no games to officiate these days, and with good weather at least through the weekend{rain expected late Sunday}...I have had plenty of time to ride, work out back, and smoke a good Cigar when the mood hits....also a few Fall Ales and Brews have been downed.  However, I am not looking forward to the end of fall and the coming Winter, which it will come....hopefully another [fake science/Global Warming/Climate Change} mild winter is in store...

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Photos-Riding in the Fall, especially with low humidity and some major sunshine is always my favorite time of year...whether on the TW or just outside...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

PRH...Russian Connectons? Weasels peaking out...VSPA

👀 Imagine my surprise when I checked out the blog stats this morning and I noticed I had more "page views" from Russia this past week than I do from the USA...

WTF?  My page views have been up since the OHSAA witch hunt but for folks in the old Soviet Union to be checking me out, must mean that the long winter has already began over there....hope the comrades are enjoying my rants...

The Weasels Continue to Peak Out from their Hideouts...

While the large variety of fellow officials and umpires continue to show support and backing for the issues with the OHSAA and me, a few, some I am not surprised out of, and others by their silence on the issue, speaks volumes...but hey, it's their opinions and that is there right, as I told one, I know who has my back, it's those I have to watch my back,  because of, that concern me.

Officiating, much like my days in Radio Broadcasting, is a profession{in Officiating/Umpiring it's not really a profession, but a lightly paid "hobby"} that you always have to watch your back while working.  Sure you have pals, and back slappers, plenty of good folks, and more than a few back stabbers, that would throw their own Mothers under the bus if they thought it would gain them some higher level of work.

Thank God, I've never been like that...and likely one reason, despite my skill{yea tooting my own bugle} and votes in baseball umpiring and my radio news work, that I never moved to a high level...sure I did well in both, they were however, Part Time Gigs, nothing more.  The 20 years in Environmental Health work is a different story, while I did my job and attained the highest local level one could reach...I never did or felt the need to "Kiss Ass" to move up that ladder...and I never had to back stab or bad mouth anybody to gain the heights I reached in any endeavor.  That is one weakness that I may have...just to damn honest for my own good...and I am damn glad I have gone that route.  I thank God for the breaks given...but that doesn't mean a bit of Karma shoved up some of these clowns backsides, won't bring a smile to my face.

Now that the issues with the OHSAA are now in the rear view mirror{yes, the legal issues will remain and be played out, but I am done with them on the fields and basketball floors} I can set my sights to the next battle...perhaps.

The VSPA...

The Vietnam Security Police Association was formed by several great guys back in the mid 1990s, I joined in 1999, and I give that group credit, along with this blog, for hooking up with old friends from Dover, Nha Trang, Tan Son Nhut, and Griffiss, and families of some of those that have passed...

However, the group has become a vast shell of it's original purpose of "taking care of our own" The Air Force Cops who served in Vietnam and Thailand during that war...it is now a bloated organization that allows one man to rule with an iron fist...a sort of mini Benito Mussolini, who rules the group as "El Presidente" for life, while a small group of his minions follow faithfully in his shadow...and if you step out of line, you have his wrath...

This group, much like the bean counters at OHSAA if funded via the pockets of the members/working stiffs...the Dues each collect are used in part to rule over and keep them in line...

That is where I stand with this group...as Life Member #575 I'll have more to say about this...

back later^^^^  I just noted this is post #1600 on this blog...dating back to July 2007, damn over 10 years of ranting and getting **it off my chest!

Photos=  The view Map showing the Dark Green as locations of the most hits I get on this blog...and Russia has moved a bit ahead of the USA in total over the past weeks posting....working at Van Wert a few years back, and the logo of the VSPA

Monday, October 16, 2017

Changes in Weather and Life

October is probably my favorite month, weather wise at least, the changes usually come swift, as we transfer from the heat and humidity to cooler nights, drying, less humid weather...sadly it doesn't last long, because November looms and that month is a mixed bag, before winter and the Holidays set it.

October is usually a great month to ride the Dual Sport TW...fewer bugs, more color, and with the exception of the ever constant farm machinery on the rural roads, less traffic....on the minus side, the days grow shorter, and that once again brings thoughts of snow, and firing up the Snow Blower...of course if that is like the last 2 winters, didn't get that out all that often..."Thank God for Man~Made Global Warming" ! Yes, anybody with one ounce of Science knowledge, knows that Marxist inspired and pushed by the Media, Bullshit, is just that...BS...Climate Change is real, Man Made Climate is pure garbage, designed to tell you mere mortals how to live and to get into your pockets for some Government Cash....

Now that my officiating career has come to an end, for all but a fill in{not OHSAA Related} on occasion, I have plenty of time to re~route a course in my remaining time on this earth. 


I will head to the basement and clean off my all to neglected Weight Bench and Weider Machines...do a bit more walking, a lot more photograph work, and then chart a plan to do more Dual Sport Riding at various locations around this vast country...once Patricia fully retires she can head out with me on occasion, although it won't be those long distance riding sessions...she is not a Motorcycle fan, when it comes to riding...although in our early years, she did get on the back on occasion, but not since the kids came along....

I guess I should thank Beau Ruggs for the ill~timed and bogus suspension, along with the sorry excuse for a teacher, bloated porker that ratted me out for  my personal beliefs and comments, that had nothing to do with my officiating work...but I won't, they and any others involved can kiss my ass, and one day "Karma" will bite, right where it counts...but as for me, I'm comfortable with a retirement, and letting the legal course take it's time.  As I said in previous posts, regardless, it was time to hang em' and I have officially done that....at least in football and basketball...baseball?  We will see, but I am inclined to just walk away from that as well, satisfied that my 4 Regionals, 12 District, and uncounted Sectional Tournaments in OHSAA related contests, as well at 7 consecutives State ACME assignments, and the State Title Game this year, speak for themselves.  No amount of lying, cutting, pasting, and BSing by Beau and the rest can take those away.

So Fall awaits, hopefully a good month or so of decent weather.....and I am ready, more than ready,  to tackle that

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Photos-The Celina to Coldwater Bike Path in October, if the weather is nice, it's a great place to walk...down in my Basement Workout Cave a couple years ago...not sure if I can get back to this, but I'll give it a try...and riding the TW in Fall, is a rewarding experience.....especially if done solo when and where you can stop and smell the roses and photograph the great outdoors.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Part #7 PRH vs OHSAA "Where do we go from here"?

Here I am on a Friday Night...no game to officiate, well Hell I didn't have on last week either, but this week the crew, minus me and Big John Hawk who is in Lima's St. Rita's Hospital with some major health issues, but the crew cobbled together a couple of other guys and they survived a 42-7 blowout game at Riverdale over Arcadia....and you know what?  I didn't miss it at all...I put 60 miles on the TW today, riding around farm country, stopping, smelling the .... well if you live in farm country, let's just say, the country air, while snapping a few dozen photos of old buildings and country sights.

Fact of the matter is, I don't miss any of it...I thought I would have a bump, but no...I can now look forward to the next few weeks of hopefully nice weather...then Patricia and I will head to Wisconsin for an early Thanksgiving, then the Holidays...and NO Basketball...thank God!

I'm done...sure, I may pick up a baseball game or two next spring on the college scene and Summer ACME level, but to tell the truth, at this point, if I don't work another game of any kind, I am pleased with the past 2 decades and know what I did on the field was far better than most...including anything my suspender has ever done, and frankly Beau Rugg and the Ohio High School Athletic Association can Kiss My Ass...it's their loss.


Yep, I will push the appeal forward, but the outcome is set, and even if it wasn't, I'm not coming back...I've never been one, even in my Air Force days, to let somebody tell me what to do or say, and I'm sure not going to let some paper pusher, sitting on his fat ass, living on his double dipping income off the backs of poor suckers working for $35 to $70 a game,  while  paying way to much for uniforms,  that for some reason, {eye roll} OHSAA feels the need to change every two or three years.  I can only guess which of these bastards are lining their pockets with that windfall cash?  Then there are the dues, now at $105 for three sports...so the bloated circus clowns can head for Vegas or some other locations for "conferences" ... yea, I want to continue to put money in those coffers and greedy pencil pusher pockets....not!

As far as legal action?  I will turn that over to Jon Everhart's guys in Columbus...I'm no expert, but I'm pretty sure, no matter how wrong it might be, a business or organization can cut ties with you for just about any reason...sure I'm getting screwed out of a few hundred bucks, my reputation is being trashed by OHSAA...but as I said yesterday..."No more free or great feeling knowing that you could care less what these clowns, or anybody thinks about you" ... I have tried to live that for most of the last 5 decades since I got out of High School...and it is a great way, actually the only way, to enjoy life.

So I'm done, and at 68+ damn relaxed and glad I am....

But for the likes of Beau, his sidekick,  the head of the "Good Ol Boy" system "Dr Denny", and the bloated  band weasel that wasted his time rooting through my social media postings like some sleazy film noir Private Dick...I give you a simple middle finger "salute" ... but it's not likely you have heard the last of or from me.....

The story will continue, but my officiating career, at least for anything OHSAA related, is finished, and that in itself is a good thing.  The good and bad were always present, but it has been time to walk away for the last few seasons, especially in basketball and football...and this makes it that much easier.

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Photos-with no game tonight, I took a ride on the TW Dual Sport and came up with a couple dozen photos...here are a few:

Below...Elida District D4 Finals 2014  Working the plate with Jim Runneals{Rockford, Ohio} at 3rd and Garry Mosier{Celina, now Casper, Wyoming} at 1st base...




Thursday, October 12, 2017

Rolling with the Punches PRH vs OHSAA part # 6

Yesterday was VA Colonoscopy day...Patrica and I headed for Columbus and arrived early, and as luck would have it, I got in and out early...one likely pre-cancerous polyp was found, and instead of 10 I'll be back for another "look' in five.  That will put me near 74 and if I'm still kicking I will be more than glad to down that vile lemon juice and do it again....slept through most of the procedure, and that's OK as well...I am nearly 30 hours later, starting to get back to "normal".

The Weasels and the OHSAA....

I've been battling back and forth, in my mind, where to go next on the Ohio High School Suspension of my Baseball, Basketball, and Officiating License....some guys who have suits in the works want me to join theirs, other people want me to sue the crap of the them for violating my 1st Amendment rights...as for myself....I have given notice to appeal my "sentence" for some arbitrary and contrived "Unethical Conduct".  At least those are the words of the Head Weasel of Officials one Assistant Commish Beau Rugg.  Mr. Rugg worked at The Ohio State University for many years, the same school my oldest son Sam Graduated from in 2012....Sam is now a successful "Math Guy" out in Illinois, and also a High School sports official in Baseball, Football, and Volleyball...he previously did same here in Ohio...with this "Witch Hunt" by Rugg and Company against his old man, Sam Is probably glad to be out of the OHSAA looking glass.

Beau Rugg is also a Football Official, and I saw him work {via  LimaTV} the game at Coldwater a few weeks ago...him and his crew, IMO, are decent and just above mediocre at best.  This is likely where my suspension came into play...one of the people involved in this is a teacher, band gerbil, and PA announcer for Football and Baseball at that local school...with the information he supplied to one of my friends concerning my "quotes" that were used against me in the mailing to Rugg and Company, it is my opinion that, lets call him jl for the time being, this guy either contacted Rugg with his "information" or was in the loop when that garbage was forwarded to Rugg's office in Columbus.

Only a person in the know would be able to describe the half truths, and edited information that Rugg used to suspend me.  Lets say jl and I have had a few back and forth sessions on social media, Facebook for the most part, where he could gain information again me by scrubbing it off a common friends page.  Here is how he described my facebook and twitter postings:

"I realize that Pat Houseworth is a friend, but your reporting says nothing of what he posted. Including anti-Semitic, racist (including the N-word), mysognistic and more hateful speech. It wasn't a matter of a difference of opinion".

That garbage is a lie or at least a major stretching of the truth....and as a middle school teacher, you would think he at least would have used "spell check"....it's   Misogynistic...But I digress, we all make mistakes.

Lie #1  "Anti~Semitic"  Bull Sheet...I have called Hollywood, Media, and Political, types with Jewish names "Fake Jews"  because????  Due to the fact, they are.  They are no more a follower of Judaism than I am.  In short it's not Anti Semitic to call out fake jews...sorry jl they ain't Jews, and I'm not a Anti Semite...in fact I am one of the biggest supporters of Israel and Biblical Jews you will find around these parts...so sorry, you're a liar.


Lie #2  "Racist"  hardly...do I despise Liberal Blacks, Obama, his husband Man~Chelle, Jesse Jackass, Al Sharpton, Mad Max Waters the BLM Clowns?  Hell yes~!  Did I call the Missouri Moron that called for Trump's murder a "Niqqer"?  Yep.  Have I used the real N word on these social media pages?  Not a Chance...I dislike Black Liberals no more or less than White Liberals, like you and the Clintons...meanwhile some of my favorite people are of color...Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, George Foreman, Col. Allen West, and some of my Air Force buddies, all very black and very Conservative, they are hated by the White Liberals who would keep them down on the DNC Plantation more than any white Conservative is....you jl are one time again, A Liar.

Lie #3  Yea, I'm a misogynist ... right!  I guess if you are a half baked abortion loving women who voted for Killary, I probably dislike you, very much, and I'm thinking that goes both ways...as for my 600 or so followers of the female variety on my facebook page, or my wife, I suggest you ask them...you are once again jl, a Liar...

Now, have I called Shep Smith a faggot?  Yep, Hillary Klinton "The Iron Dyke" ?  yep, and how about MSNBC's Rachael "Mad~Cow"?  Guilty again...look in the mirror son, we are all bigots, and you as a rotund of one I've seen around, you might try some working out, and a bit less carbs...it works wonders, especially when you start to grow old...it might help you get there.

Up Next....What I have finally decided to do with this mess....

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Photos-#1 Speaks for itself...#2  Al Sharpton=Racist Nitwit who happens to be black...#3 Allen West=American Hero, who happens to be black