Deer season (shotgun) in Ohio begins today....so what better time to share my wisdom pertaining to deer hunting than now.
Bloomdaddy's Top 10 Things I've Learned About Deer Hunting
10 when you're bored enough...you will shoot anything (chipmunks, birds, dirt)
9 it doesn't matter how much clothing you are wearing....if you're not moving...you will be freezing by 8:30am
8 shooting out of the back of a moving truck is not accurate...and is the 2nd dumbest thing you could possibly do
7 urinating on an electric fence to see if it will shock you is the #1 dumbest thing you could possibly do....or at least I've been told (like getting shot with a lazer)
6 no matter what anyone says....sleeping in the woods is OK...just don't tell anyone
5 a deer jumping up within 20 feet of you will cause an immediate turtle head...guaranteed!!!!!
4 sit in the woods long enough...and in your mind...you will have made mad, passionate love to every hot actress in Hollywood...3 times over
3 once you're cold and hungry....there isn't a 16 point buck in that woods that could keep you there....
2 a beaver dam is not built as well as they appear. It might look like the Hoover Dam...but you'll find out it's not once you get in the middle of it
and the #1 thing Bloomdaddy has learned over time in regards to deer season:
1 urinating thru 4 layers of clothing is an art form
The Steubenville teen rape case captivated the nation for many months....and still is.....for the most part. I broke this story and have followed it for over a year now. This story is like an onion.....the more layers you peel back....the more you expose. But if you want a good perspective on what transpired and how it has affected everyone involved....then please listen to the following segment from the show http://www.newsradio1170.com/media/podcast-bloomdaddy-podcast-BLOOMDADDY/steubenville-grand-jury-24022305/
I...for one...am glad Oliver Luck is staying at WVU. I think he does have the "beans" to move the sports programs into the future and contend in the Big 12. I don't agree with all of his moves (Dana Holgorsen) but I admire anyone who makes them with confidence and no remorse. Either way...the other day I had the chance to interview Luck about the Texas offer. He declined to answer any questions pertaining to it...but he was pretty candid about the football program and coach. He feels it will take time to establish an identity in the conference and reminded me that it wasn't the "Big East" anymore. When asked about the antics of Dana Holgorsen on the sidelines...he simply said no coach is perfect (I'm not asking for perfect...I'm asking for professional).
Holgorsen on the sidelines looks like Dr. Frankenstein when he couldn't get the monster to come to life. Hair all crazy...ranting and raving like a lunatic. Holgorsen's sideline demeanor is an embarrassment to the school...the fans...and of course...the parents. I know I wouldn't want my son playing for a guy who screams and berates players at such a level it would make Bobby Knight blush. I asked Oliver Luck if he would want son Andrew playing for Holgorsen and he said yes....but I have to wonder if he really means that or if it was simply the right statment to make at the time. I'll go with the latter.
It's not often you can line up a heavy hitter right in the middle of a hot topic in Washington, D.C.....but that's exactly what happened when I had on New York GOP Congressman Peter King Friday. The Congressman used to be the Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security and has been an outspoken proponent of recent actions by the NSA.....and that includes allegations of spying on our allies in the European Union.
Congressman King addresses that situation....plus what the NSA has done in regards to compiling data and phone calls from American citizens. King also addresses the current terror threat......Edward Snowden and a possible run for the White House. It's all right here http://www.newsradio1170.com/media/podcast-bloomdaddy-podcast-BLOOMDADDY/highlands-hot-topic-23916722/
The current situation at Ormet is dire to say the least. You have an aluminum manufacturer saying they have to shut down operations and send 1,000 employees to the unemployment line if AEP doesn't give them a break on their utility rates. AEP says the rates aren't the problem and they have a contract to abide by. The Public Utilities Commission says they have heard both sides and have given Ormet some breaks but not all....and they won't. Governor Kasich meanwhile says Ormet has already received nearly $300 million in subsidies and it's the low market that is it's biggest foe.
No matter who you side with.....many families will be affected if this is not worked out. And why does it seem all bad employement news always comes right around the Holiday Season? Either way...I spoke with 2 men directly involved in the situation.....Ohio State Representative Jack Cera and Ohio State Senator Lou Gentile. This is what they have to say http://www.newsradio1170.com/media/podcast-bloomdaddy-podcast-BLOOMDADDY/ormet-1-23840664/
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination. This event still captures the nations attention....and over the years more and more information has come to light. I believe our government killed the President....and sentiment echoed by one time Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura. "The Body" as he was known in his WWE days...was on with me....and discussed candidly what he has discovered while researching the assassination. Click here if you would like to listen http://www.newsradio1170.com/media/