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Schock Speaks to Pekin High Students

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Congressman Aaron Schock (R, IL-18th) showed up 20 minutes late to speak to senior students at Pekin High School as a part of their U.S. Government class.  His first question from the students:

“What’s the importance of being on time?”


I personally think it’s part of the duty of those in public office to educate our youth about government & try to engage them in the process, so I don’t have a problem when Aaron Schock talks to high school students.  However, I have to point out that there were some folks on Mr. Schock’s end of the political spectrum that screamed their throats raw about President Obama brainwashing our children when he gave his televised speech to American students last year.  This isn’t the same thing?


Written by Matthew

February 21, 2010 at 12:34 pm

Shameful Sportsmanship: Washington Football Coach Darrell Crouch

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Washington Panther’s football coach Darrell Crouch should be ashamed of himself for his horrific show of sportsmanship on Friday night.  Ahead 49-13 in the 4th quarter, Crouch ordered his starting line-up back in the game, passed the ball multiple times, called an onside kick AND a fake punt.  The final score was 57-13.

Here is Crouch’s defense, per the Pekin Daily Times:

Crouch wasn’t happy that Pekin played its starters for much of the second half, tried two onside kicks, and blocked a punt.

“When you do that, you’re saying the game is back on,” he said.

Say WHAT???  Crouch apparently expected the team that was BEHIND BY 36 POINTS IN THE FOURTH QUARTER to lay down, quit, and put in their 2nd team players.  What kind of delusional world does this man live in?  What exactly was the point of rubbing the Dragon’s noses in it like that?

Crouch set a very ugly example for his young players on Friday night.  Let’s hope they don’t learn his lesson of poor sportsmanship.

Written by Matthew

October 4, 2009 at 2:25 am