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by Jesse J. Lewis, Sr.
The Jameis Winston story
This is a lose-lose situation. There are so many twists and turns to this story, no one knows what to believe. An accusation does not mean you are guilty; neither does an indictment.
If Jameis is not indicted, there will be some concern that the system is not fair. If he is indicted some people will always believe its the woman’s fault. The talk show sportscasters keep asking how can Jameis function with all the foreseeable problems hanging over his head?
Has anyone ever asked the question how many problems are hanging over the head of the young lady and her family? It would be a shame if this young man’s career is destroyed over this incident. It would be even worse if he committed this crime and go unpunished.
Can Auburn play for the National Championship?
The answer to the question is yes. Here’s what has to happen. Auburn MUST beat Alabama, Missouri and South Carolina and Ohio State and Florida must lose.
The powers-that-be must place Auburn as No. 2 in the national ranking. The question now is can this happen? The answer is there’s a possibility on a scale of 1-10, it will be 2, and miracles can happen.
Can Auburn beat Alabama in the Iron Bowl?
The answer to his question is on any given day, any football team in America can beat another team. If you don’t believe this, just ask the University of Florida.
Last week the Florida Gators, who used to be a power house, paid Georgia Southern $400,000 to play them. Georgia Southern ranked 149 out of 150 teams in America. Not only did the Florida Gators lose this game, Coach Muschamp, in all probability, will lose his job.
As most football fans know on any given day the ball can bounce in your favor. Going into the game, Auburn probably will be a 13-point underdog. The only way they can win is Auburn brings their A-game and Alabama brings their C-game.
If I had to make a decision, my decision would be that Auburn has two chances and they are slim and none.
Who will win the Heisman Trophy?
Johnny Manziel, and Jameis Winston just opened up the floodgates. Three weeks ago, Johnny Manziel, quarterback for Texas A&M, had a lock on the nomination. Two weeks ago, Jameis Winston had a lock on the Heisman Trophy nomination. They both lost their chance. It is very difficult for anyone to win the Heisman after losing three games.
Last week when LSU played, they just manhandled Texas A&M. Incidentally, Texas A&M still has to play another difficult game with Missouri and their chances of losing is better than 50-50.
This brings back into the mix the quarterback at Charleston and Ohio State. As of today, my guess would be that A.J. McCarron is leading the pack. If McCarron comes through with Auburn and Missouri, he will win the Heisman.
Who killed President Kennedy 50 years ago?
Fidel Castro is convinced that the assassination of President John F. Kennedy was not the work of a lone gunman, but rather the culmination of a broad conspiracy. According to a recent Gallup poll, 61 percent of Americans believe Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone in Dallas 50 years ago.
I happen to believe that Oswald caused this tragedy by himself. Remember that Oswald shot Kennedy and roamed around in the streets trying to get away with no money, no plane ticket, and no pre-planned place to hide. It would seem logical that he would have had an automobile waiting off the beaten path, a change of 3-4 cars to a certain destination or even a private jet.
It’s difficult for me to believe that if this was a conspiracy they would have had a better getaway plan.
John F. Kennedy will go down in history as being one of the most loved presidents. It is also difficult for me to believe a lot of people in America celebrated his death. I would never like to know the answer to this question, but I wonder how many people would celebrate if Barack Obama met the same tragic end as Kennedy?
The judge has ruled than Jefferson County can proceed with a 7 percent increase in sewage rates. Now it even gets word: they can make this increase again and again and again. In the event you do not pay, they can put a lien on your property. It gets even worse: your property can be auctioned off to the highest bidder.
The attorney who was objecting to the increase in sewage rates is filing an appeal. How long this will take and what court this appeal will go to is anyone’s guess.
Can the President overcome negativity?
Obama’s woes are not limited to honesty and his managerial skills. Fifty-six percent say he is not a person they admire, and an equal number say he does not agree with them on important issues. Fifty-six percent also say he does not inspire confidence, and 53 percent don’t view him as a strong and decisive leader. All of these figures are all-time records for Obama.
The poll was conducted November 18-20 for CNN with 843 adult Americans questioned by telephone. The Obama pep team who are signing on with their duly approved talking points need to remember one thing: This country is at a pivotal point in its history.
One blogger stated – “Regardless how much you might think he’s ‘a good man,’ etc., the nation is being led from behind and we are losing ground every day. We’re in big, big, trouble and all you can do is recite talking points.”
President Obama has three years to make vast improvements in his relationship with the American public. I would suggest that he start immediately and finish this in six months. It is imperative that he does so Democrats can maintain their majority in the Senate and make gains in the House.