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July 1, 2009

!!Long Live Michael Jackson, The King Of Pop!!

Filed under: Michael Jackson — pkj11 @ 2:00 am
!!The King Of Pop, Michael Jackson!!

!!The King Of Pop, Michael Jackson!! 1958-2009

1958-2009. A short life for a very gifted and talented man. Michael Jackson in the worlds and my image was the true king of hip hop and pop music. From the time he began as a young child singing classics such as the ABC, and Ben with his group of brothers known as the Jackson Five, to the prime of his career when the greatest selling album of all time came out, known as Thriller. He displayed some of the greatest songs of all time, such as Billie Jean, Beat It, and of course, Thriller. To this day, the album has sold more than 100 million copies!!

Through all the false scandals and despite what Michael did with his skin and his health issues. Mind you I’m not being racist against anyone, but he was better looking and much more “normal” as a black man. No matter what obstacles Michael has been through, he still managed to keep the world entertained with his amazing music and help it at the same time. He loved children. He used to say, that he would see God in their eyes. Michael also loved animals, he had a pet monkey named Bubbles. He had his own private zoo as well.

Overall, despite a rough childhood, Michael was just a lovable guy all around, everywhere you went he spread his care and love to everyone, through himself and through his music. I am certain that as a die hard Michael Jackson fan, that there will never be another person quite like him. Not a better pop king, nor a better dancer, or singer. Michael was it. All I have to say is, teach Jesus how to do the moonwalk Michael, you are home in heaven now. Rest in Peace. You legacy and spirit will always live on here on earth, through your music, and your beloved fans!!

!!Long Live Michael Jackson, The King Of Pop!!

June 3, 2009

The Future

Filed under: Senior Year — pkj11 @ 5:22 pm
?The Future Reminds Me Of Space, Who Knows What Mysteries It Will Hold?

?The Future Reminds Me Of Space, Who Knows What Mysteries It Will Hold?

High School is over, or close to it. The real world is upon us. There will be no more teachers to guide us the right way anymore. Once we enter that real world, there’s only two things guiding us, ourselves and faith. Other than that, we are one young adult, in a very big world of opportunity. I really don’t feel like looking back upon my years of high school, because it is in the past. Though some times were tough, and some times were fun, it is the past, and now, I need to focus on the future, a great future. My future after high school.  In my opinion it does look promising.

Through high school, I loved the subject of English. It was my all time favorite subject. I love to write is the reason why. I could write about anything in essay form, it wouldn’t matter what topic, I could turn it into an essay. I plan on taking this shall I say gift, and turning it into something great, by becoming an English professor for a college.  My goal is to go to ECC south for two years than transfer up for four years somewhere else. My plan is to get a doctrine in the field of English and hopefully tech in a college university somewhere where I can spread my gift of writing to the future of America. My unique writing style which consists  of writing what you feel, and not what is required on the sheet of paper with directions. Mind you that is important, but write it your own unique way, the way that will get you to succeed, more from the heart than the brain.

The next step pasted being a great professor in college would be to raise a family of my own. One of my life goals, to meet my other half, one that will love me for me, one that I can tell anything to without being criticized, one that I will love and respect more than any other in this world, and one that i can hold in my arms and call my angel. Yes, I want to find my other half, my one true love, my wife. I hope that I can find her while I am still in college, and get to know her very well before I get married. I will know when when it is the right girl, because you can tell when you are inseparable based on how you talk. If you can even finish each others sentences, know what one another is thinking, you know that the love is true. That’s what I am waiting and hoping to find.

Ten or even twenty years from now, aside from being an English teacher and a husband, I hope to have a family by then, and also used my gift of knowing the lord to have become a youth pastor to teach teenagers about Jesus Christ. I wish to have a house, not too big, just big enough to fit a family. I still plan on being in Buffalo, just the fact that the city here has grown so attached to me, I don’t think I could move away forever. The one thing I hope for most is, no matter what the road or what God has in store for my future, I just hope it is a fullfilling one.

April 10, 2009

“The Final Chapter”

Filed under: Twisted — pkj11 @ 5:35 pm
Even Though This Is A Depition Painted Back In The 1700's, Suicide Is One Of The World's Biggest Problems Today, Over 200 Years Later, In 2009. What Is The Solution To Such A Terrible Epidemic?

Even Though This Is A Depiction Painted Back In The 1700's, Suicide Is One Of The World's Biggest Problems Today, Over 200 Years Later, In 2009. What Is The Solution To Such A Terrible Epidemic?

Suicide. It has become an epidemic among American teenagers in today’s society. Suicide, (Latin suicidium, from sui caedere, to kill oneself) is the intentional taking of one’s own life. Definition wise, in simplest of terms, it means to kill yourself. But what causes our American teenagers to dip to the turning point where they feel they have to take their own lives.

Well, take a look at some of the problems that teenagers face in life, and you may find a clean cut answer. Parents always say, “oh, you have it so much easier than we did”, most of the time, that isn’t necessarily true. Teenagers today are faced with a lot of pressure.

School has gotten a lot harder, thus teens feel they are put under more pressure to succeed, resulting in most failing their grades, or some just giving up and dropping out of high school all together.

Bullying is also a MAJOR issue that is linked to suicide. Parents say they used to get picked on, and they dealt with it, fine, but now a days, you have technology, like the internet, cell phones, and other sources to get bad rumors spread about you. It may only be words, but it can really hurt someone, and link to them committing suicide.

Dating is also a big thing that could navigate to a guy or girl to take their own life. If one party in the relationship believes that they are in love with the other person, but yet the other person doesn’t feel the same way, that person could get crushed inside. He or she could be filled with so much heartache, they may see no other alternative but to end their life. Just imagine how the other party would feel once that happened, they would be broken as well, thinking it was their fault, but really it wasn’t, the person was just troubled and lost in the world. In most suicide cases involving dating, the person who had killed himself/herself, was using dating/love as a way out of other problems they may have in their life, and when that person leaves them, they see no way out of that troubled life, but to end it.

We have covered all school aspects toward suicide, which are all important mind you, but the most important aspect that leads teens toward suicide today I believe is a broken home. If a teen has to deal with abuse and neglect at school, where he/she is bullied, and no one will bother to pay attention or listen to them, then come home to the same abuse and neglect with their parents, it leads to things like that to happen. These things at home could include physical abuse by the parent, sexual abuse if it is your daughter, or simple neglect/ignoring your child. Simply ignoring your child’s needs can lead them down to rebelling and dangerous paths. Examples, changes in clothing styles, changes in friends, surroundings, drugs, sex, always out with friends, always on the computer, or it could lead to eventually suicide if neglected and abused enough. My opinion, a broken home is the leading cause to suicide today. There are other reasons, but these are some main points.

What parents and teachers need to do, is start to listen to teens and hear what they have to say. Instead of punishing them all the time, to make the situation worse, mind you sometimes action is the way to go, the only way. We need to start listening though. If a child comes up to a principal or a teacher and tells them they feel horrible and are on the break of suicide, instead of ta telling to the nearest person about it and getting that student in trouble, actuaaly listen to what the student has to say. It helps when they have someone to talk to because they may not have that kind of refuge at home. Together, we can help save teens everywhere, just lend out a helping hand.

March 23, 2009

?No Escape?

Filed under: Buffalo, Global Warming — pkj11 @ 12:59 am
If Downtown Buffalo Wants To Get Out Of Its Economic Slump, Then It Seriously Needs To Think About Going Green To Save Not Only The Environment, But The Economy As Well.

If Downtown Buffalo Wants To Get Out Of Its Economic Slump, Then It Seriously Needs To Think About Going Green To Save Not Only The Environment, But The Economy As Well.

Global Warming. A problem that has effected our country for decades, not just as a city of Buffalo, or as a state of New York, but as a country, the United States of America. The problem has recently become rather famous in the eyes of the American people since the early 1990’s. Scientists have linked man to the rapid increase in our Earths temperature, and the change in our weather patterns, but no one listened. Until 1997. The Keyoto agreement.

1997. Keyoto, Japan. The United States and other world leaders agree to sign a treaty. This treaty known as the Keyoto agreement, guarentees a mandatory cut back in CO2 emissions used by the many countries of the world. For the United States, the 1990’s were the best economic times in the countries history. Prices were down, spending was up, and stock was never higher, and under president Bill Clinton, who dertermined to keep us in a green surplused economy, it seemed like things were looking great for the future. The Keyoto agreement was sure to pass under Bill Clinton. It wasn’t.

2000. The election of George W. Bush. The Keyoto agreement was stalled until the new president was elected. Bush, being the Republican that he is, his conservative beliefs in the economy and offshore drilling, rejected the Keyoto agreement, saying it would hurt the United States economy in the future. We reject a treaty that was supposedly going to hurt us, but yet we get ourselves involved in a pointless war, another Vietnam, and spend trillions of dollars of taxpayers money, and spiral ourselves down into the worst economic downslide since the Great Depression. How ironic, we reject a treaty that can help our country, but we fear it would “hurt” our economy, but the exact thing we were afraid of came true, without the Keyoto treaty even put into effect.

If the United States or Buffalo have any hope to survive this crisis, instead of spending newly appointed President Obama’s stimulus  money on bonuses on people that don’t deserve it, they should spend their money on things that matter, like the middle class, or factories. Factories of wind mills, or solar panels, or flo0resant lights, anything to go green. I believe this is the best way to help the country go green and to save our economy.

March 17, 2009

!!Terrell Owens Signed By The Buffalo Bills!!

Filed under: Buffalo Bills — pkj11 @ 7:28 pm
The Buffalo Bills Will Be Terrell Owens Fourth Home In His NFL Career. With His Amazing Play And Drive To Win, He Should Bring Great Excitement To The 2009-2010 Bills Season

The Buffalo Bills Will Be Terrell Owens Fourth Home In His NFL Career. With His Amazing Play And Drive To Win, He Should Bring Great Excitement To The 2009-2010 Bills Season

Just when we thought the free agency couldn’t get any more excited, or any more confusing in the NFL, in a stunning move, the Buffalo Bills sign the outspoken Wide Receiver, Terrell Owens to a one year: 6.5 million dollar deal. This is just two days after Terrell’s release from Jerry Jone’s team in the Cowboys. The move has stunned all of Buffalo and WNY, but also the entire NFL nation. Sources all over the nation are paying attention to the Bills now because of this recent signing.  The fact that the Bills were willing to sign Owens, despite rumors that Owens would not be signed for a while, because of his attitude, and his small market for such a high market player.

Rumors around Ralph Wilson stadium speculate however, that even though Owens has his history with yelling at quarterbacks, that it was Quarterback, Trent Edwards that encouraged the front office to make their decision in hiring Owens. Edwards had returned to California and was following up on the Owens story. No more than ten minutes afetr Owens was released fromt eh Cowboys and it was broadcasted on ESPN, Edwards had apparently sent a text message to Bills General Manager, Russ Brandon, stsing in one simple sentence, “What about T.O?”

In a rally, the Bills were able to fly Terrell Owens up to Buffalo from Dallas, and almost immeadiatly after the two parties had met, a contract had been made up, and T.O signed on the dotted line.The Bills were in need of a big time Wide Receiver to match with starting wideout, Lee Evans, and Terrell Owens was looking for a new home. All in all, the deal was a match made in heaven for the Bills as well as for T.O.

Terrell owens impact, I believe will be huge this year for the Bills. It will encourage Trent Edwards to throw the long ball a lot more often now with more confidence knowing that he has two amazing receivers in Terrell Owens and in Lee Evans. Expect to see Roscoe Parrish in a lot more play this year as well. With Terrell and Lee in the game, most teams will double cover both of them, leaving the crazy speedster wide open for a big play every time. This year is gonna be a blast. GO T.O.!!!!!!!!!!

February 24, 2009

Finale

Filed under: Runner — pkj11 @ 11:32 pm
Chances Father Faced The Worst Death Possible, When He Came In Contact With Deadly Terrorists With Ultimatly Cost Him His Boat, And His Life

Chances Father Faced The Worst Death Possible, When He Came In Contact With Deadly Terrorists With Ultimatly Cost Him His Boat, And His Life

Well just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse for poor old Chance, it did. The ending, struck me more as sad then exciting as I thought it might have at first. Just as Chance thought he was helping he was helping his poor family, he goes to figure out that the stuff he has been picking up is not what he seems. It is not drugs, it is explosive and defensive equipment for terrorists that he is picking up, that the marine guy has gotten Chance in on. Terrorism!! Chance knows that he got into the wrong business and immeadiatly goes for help, but by the time help arrives, the terrorists are already at his boat trying to find him, but instead they find his father. Two terrorists get on board and try to kill him but he is able to fight them off, but when he heads off below deck…..BOOM!! The boat explodes with his father inside, his father never made it out and he was blown to the ends of the earth.

As a result of his fathers tragic death, Chance finds refuge with Melissa and her father, and he comes to live with them for a while. This is where I begin to think that something was going to happen betweeen the two of them. I was wrong. Rather than taking her in, and settling down with a girl that he knows he has feelings for, and I believe he knows she has feelings for him too, he dumps his chance at love, and joins the army.

My opinion,  after all that had happend to Chance, I believe that the book deserved a more just ending than this. At least better than this. Why dump a girl you know you care about, and a chance to be happy for once in yor life. Oh well, I guess Chance will never know. This concludes Runner. Thanks for reading.

February 9, 2009

Chance vs. Melissa

Filed under: Runner — pkj11 @ 3:34 pm
!!!!!!!In The Blue Corner Chance, And In The Pink Corner Melissa, Lets Get Ready To Rumble!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!In The Blue Corner Chance, And In The Pink Corner Melissa, Lets Get Ready To Rumble!!!!!!!

Somehow and someway, we all grow up. No matter how weird or stupid or funny we act as kids or teenagers, we all grow up eventually and turn into adults. Certain events our in each of our lives that cause us to turn on the light bulb and say, heh its time to grow up. Whether its a move to a new town, whether its going from having it good to going poor, or to having a death in the family, something of the sort happens to us that gets our attention.

In the book Runner, Chance and Melissa, our two main characters have events happen to them that cause them to them which cause them to grow up, but each in a different way, seeing they both come from different backgrounds, or different lifestyles of family. Chance lives on a boat, has an alcoholic dad with no job, and has to live off barely any food, and he already has a job. Melissa on the other hand, she has a dad who is rich and has a job, she probably has enough food to last her a lifetime, and she could never find a job and still make it good because her family has it so good.

Chances changes occur with the events that have happened in his life so far. Based on the facts that he lives on a  boat and he barely has enough food to live on, it dawns on him to get a job. The fact he would not accept Melissa’s help for money, even though their dad’s are best friends, an adult probably would not want the help, he/she would probably be stuborn and tell them they will deal with the problem themselves, like Chance did with Melissa. A normal teenager however would have taken the help no questions asked.

Melissa as she matures I think she relizes that the world dosen’t revolve around her kind of people, the rich. Which is why she takes sympathy for all the people overseas at the war, thus during the Brent Miller discussion in the beginning of the book. She also agreed with Chance when it came to the discussion on the poor people busted their butts and taking all the heat for this country, instead of the rich taking more hits, the fact that its always the poor that are in trouble. She offered Chance assistance with his financial problems because of the situation that he is in. I believe that she is beginning to relize that just because she is rich, she doesn’t ahve to have the attitude of a snob, that she can help others less fortuanate than her. We will see how they both turn out as the book goes on.

February 8, 2009

Easy Money

Filed under: Runner — pkj11 @ 4:43 pm
Chance Accepts The Job Offer From The Marine Man In Hopes To Obtain Easy Money For Himself And His Dad

Chance Accepts The Job Offer From The Marine Man In Hopes To Obtain Easy Money For Himself And His Dad

The book that I have been reading Runner, has been very good so far since the cover, but one topic that i found very eye-catching and at the same time, questionable is when Chance is asked to run for easy money by the marine guy at the boat harbor. Chance is told to take a backpack and pick up paqckages on occasion and just continue running, then when done, drop them off at the boat harbor.

What I find questionable about the whole thing is a couple of points. First what Chance had said, is it drugs, or is it just routine business. Second, why would he take it upon a simple kid really to do this rather important job for him. If its that im portant why doesn’t the marine guy do it himself. Sounds like he can use the excersise. Besides if Chance slips up at all, I see a b ig problem strirring up between the two.

What I find interesting is the job offer, the amount of money Chance is being offered to do this job, and what Chance intends to do with this money. I am very interested to see what Chance does with the kind of money he is getting, whether he’ll save it, spend it on a decent meal, or just give it to his father. Overall its peaked my interest. I’m also very interested to see along with taking the job offer whether Chance will benefit from this job or if it will just run him down a road to trouble. Chance has not had the best of luck lately, hopefully with this new offer flaming on his door step, it will benefit for him and his dad.

Who knows, maybe with his somewhat new found fortune, Chance will take out that Melissa girl that he has been hanging out with. What better way to get closer to a friend?

January 26, 2009

?Runner, What Do I Think?

Filed under: Runner — pkj11 @ 4:56 pm
The Book I Am Currently Reading, Runner

The Book I Am Currently Reading, Runner

Recently in our senior English Class, we have started a new project, per say, we have each chosen a book of our own to read, then when we are done reading it, at the end of the unit, we have to do a write up on this book. We tell our thoughts on the book, would we recommend the book to anyone, and whether it was an all around good book or not.The book I chose was Runner.

Runner is the story of a troubled teenager named Chance, who lives on a boat with his drunken father. Now a lot of the kids think that because Chance lives aon a boat, that it is this huge lot with a huge deck, with a bunch of lounge chairs and the whole nine yards. Everyone in school thinks Chance is rich. The only one who knows he isn’t is Chance himself. The boat isn’t pardise at all. It is a small, old, crappy boat that is about 30 feet long with barely any space for the two of them and has just enough food for Chance to live off of. There is a deck, Chances father is always on it, getting drunk, all night with some kind of drink. It s anything but paradise.

Chance has problems at school as well. The school bully, back when he was in school, Brent Miller, had returned, but as a guest speaker, and as a soldier. Chance was looking to pick a fight with him, but backed down. He wanted to pay him back for all the wrong that he did to him, especially when he shoved Chances head down a toilet of wizz and crap. He had also come to defend one of the girls in his class, a girl named Melissa.

Melissa had a few screws lose, but she expressed her own opinion, and Chance one day favored that opinion. There is not much on them yet, but I believe they will eventually end up together, somehow.

What I think of this book is, it displays the life of a troubled teenager in high school. It is an attractive book to readers our age (17-18), because somehow, most of us have been through what Chance is going through right now. Whether it is a broken home, or problems at school, we are all like Chance in some way. I look forward to seeing what happens in the future of this book.

January 20, 2009

Losman Could End Up As A Detroit Lion

Filed under: Buffalo Bills — pkj11 @ 4:45 pm
Quarterback Jp Losman Looks To Start Off Fresh On Another Team As He Enters This Off-Season As An NFL Free Agent

Quarterback Jp Losman Looks To Start Off Fresh On Another Team As He Enters This Off-Season As An NFL Free Agent

Well it is 14 days before the Super Bowl. That means that the Monday after the big game, resigning and free agency pick up will begin for teams across the NFL. However Bills Quaterback Jp Losman has other plans for his future. After constant pressure of being kicked out of the starting Quarterback position, and constant critisism from the people of Buffalo, Jp Losman is saying no to another year of stress and disaster in Buffalo.

Losman, after finishing up a 24 million dollar contract thisd year will offically become a free agent this offseason. A lot of people say that Losman will not be reconized upon in the free agency because his lack of “talent” he showed on the Bills as their starting Quarterback, but I believe that Losman will be reconized as a future leader or at least a backup to many teams across the NFL.

His best bet for Quarterbacking in the future however may have to come smaller than the Buffalo Bills. I’m  talking the Detroit Lions. Once they sign a coach that will commit to the team and stay loyal to their Quarterback andf to their offense, and stay on the aggresive side of the ball, I believe it would be the best fit for Losman.

Despite the fact that they recently signed Dante Caulpepper, I believe if given the chance, Jp Losman would win the starting job in Detroit over Caulpepper. I believe that even though he would not have the reciever in Lee Evans anymore on Detroit, he would come to love the great recieving ability of Calvin Johnson. He is very tall, so he could extend his hands over most cornerbacks, and he has great receiving hands and can run fairly quick. I think Losman and Calvin Johnson would go great together on hail mary routes, in other words, Losman’s favorite pass.

In equivlant to taking another good receiver as a first pick in the draft, and establishing an offensive line that you can be proud of and a tight end that can catch and run with the ball, and finally, coaches that actually know what they are doing, I believe Losman and the Detroit Lions would be the best fit for a promising career, the team just has to come together and play smarter more aggrsive football.

December 13, 2008

Losman Starts His Second Straight Game

Filed under: Buffalo Bills — pkj11 @ 12:07 am
Now The Bills Starting Quarterback Once More, Jp Losman Looks To Keep The Bills Slim Playoff Hopes Alive When He And His Team Go On To Face Brett Favre And The Jets In Week 15.

Now The Bills Starting Quarterback Once More, Jp Losman Looks To Keep The Bills Slim Playoff Hopes Alive When He And His Team Go On To Face Brett Favre And The Jets In Week 15.

Well with Trent Edwards still complaining of hurt balls, it looks like Quarterback Jp Losman will get his second start in a row this season. Who here saw this comin, no one, just me, ha. Wow, if you can’t play for two weeks just because your balls got a little banged up, you shouldn’t be in the league. Early in theyear, I supported Edwards, but this is pathetic, come on, Losman may be playing terrible but at least he can take a hit. Edwards I suggest getting out now, because you are gonna be dealing with a lot more injuries down the line, and if you can’t deal with a hurt groin, then you don’t deserve to be starting Quarterback, you don’t even deserve the third string position. Maybe equipment manager would be the best spot for you, just don’t strain yur back, hahahahaha.

In terms of the front office, I still express my same opinion, I still think the Bills should sell the team to Jim Kelly before the old man croaks, and I think our coaching staff, with the exception of Bobby April, sucks. Fire all of them and start off fresh with a whole new team basically. Better then going another 7-9 season next year.

December 8, 2008

!Sell The Bills To Kelly! !Fire Jauron!

Filed under: Buffalo Bills — pkj11 @ 4:12 pm
Former Bills Quarterback And Hall Of Famer Jim Kelly Could Be The Savior Of The Bills If He Can Convince Current Owner Ralph Wilson To Sell Him The Team

Former Bills Quarterback And Hall Of Famer Jim Kelly Could Be The Savior Of The Bills If He Can Convince Current Owner Ralph Wilson To Sell Him The Team

I think it is safe to say that enough is enough in terms of the Bills. This is awful. A 5-1 team, top of the AFC East and at the top of the league, goes to a 6-7 record, now 19th in the league, or the bottom half. Awful, absolutly awful. The Bills need to fire Jauron now while their team still has some dignity. I respect Jauron as a person, but as a coach he should stick to a defensive coordinator, because he sucks as a head coach. His record shows and his recent ability to take this team to the playoffs and to even win shows as well. He is awful.

Another thing the Bills have to do is sell, sell, sell!!! Ralph Wilson is so senial. He has no clue what he is doing, and the teams best interest is at the least of his concerns, he just wants the money. But what the hell is he gonna do with it, he’s ninety years old!!! He probably retire from the Bills and die the day after. He has to sell and not to Toronto. That was another big mistake, selling the team rights over to Toronto. That was a horrible move. Now if he doesn’t sell the team before he dies, the team will go on open market and favor Toronto, because they have the billions upon billions to bid with.

The Bills best bet for the future in terms of staying in Buffalo, would be if Ralph Wilson sells the team to Jim Kelly. He I believe would make a great owner. He is young, a former Bills player, great with the team, attends all of the home games, and he would steer the team in the right direction toward the playoffs and eventually even further. He would be the best choice. I heard that there have been talks, and Ralph Wilson even said that he would be willing to sell the team to Kelly in order to keep the team in Buffalo, then why haven’t you done it yet you big DUMBIE!!! I think I speak for everyone, when I say I don’t want to see a franchise that has been here for the past forty years that has been apart of the community for so long, apart of Buffalo for so long, just pack up and move to Toronto. Well, I guess all Buffalo fans can do is just watch and pray that thier team stays here, and hope for the good outcome. C’MON JIM KELLY CONVINCE THAT OLD MAN AND BUY OUR BILLS!!!!!!!!!!! GO JIM!!!!!!!

December 2, 2008

?In Trent We Trust?

Filed under: Buffalo Bills — pkj11 @ 10:30 pm
? In Trent We Trust ?

? In Trent We Trust ?

Recently in past weeks, the Bills I believe have put into question whether they can put the trust of their offense into second year Quarterback, Trent Edwards. Can I get an, I told you so. Come on, it was obvious that Trent wasn’t going to last the season. Now they are doing what they did to Losman. Do you really think that the injury they said that Trent suffered during halftime in this past weeks game was real!!??? I highly doubt it. They just probably told him, Hey your playing like crap, and we don’t want you playing in the second half, so they are going to start Losman. Seems ironic.

Just a year ago, Trent took over for Losmans job in the middle of last years season, and they thought he was the savior of the team. Now that people are really seeing him play, the team is resorting back to Losman. Quite ironic. Oh well, the question that is on my mind, and I’m sure I speak for all the Bills fans right now is, ” ?IN TRENT DO WE REALLY TRUST? “

?Is All Hope Lost?

Filed under: Buffalo Bills — pkj11 @ 6:08 pm
One Of The Main Keys To A Successful Team, Quarterback, Jp Losman Is An Agressive Quarterback, One The Bills Should Take Advantage Of In The Lineup, Instead Of On The Bench

One Of The Main Keys To A Successful Team, Quarterback, Jp Losman Is An Agressive Quarterback, One The Bills Should Take Advantage Of In The Lineup, Instead Of On The Bench

It seems like just yesterday the Bills were at the top of the league with a record of 5-1. Well I guess that was just a dream. The reason why I say, is because, the Bills looked like they were going to achieve their dreams of making it to the playoffs. Well, the thing about dreams is they are not known to come true. Now, at 6-6, the Bills dreams look like they will be crushed at the hands of another loss and their playoff hopes will be lost for yet another year. Well I guess it was expected. The Bills are a team that are well used to this by now, and the city of Buffalo should be used to a team of losers by now. No matter how good the Bills do, they somehow manage to screw themselves out of the playoffs, every year, hasn’t changed no matter how they do it.

I really think I speak for the fans when I say, that it’s really getting old and the fans are really getting tired of the same outcome every year. Well my opinion is that it is not the players fault. It is the coaches that are supposed to be coaching them’s fault, and the front offices fault. They jolt all the players around, starter, backup, starter, backup, that no one feels safe or comfortable in any position on the team. Its ridiculious!!! Especially the Quarterback position. If you don’t like either Quarterback, then get rid of them both, instead of dumping them back and forth between who starts and who doesn’t. Do you have any idea what that does to a Quarterbacks confidence? It kills it.

I think the Bills need to make some serious changes this off season. Starting with the firing of Dick Jauron instead of extending his contract. He is so emotionless, he shows no concern for the game or the players for that matter. He’s a terrible coach. We need a real coach like Bobby April or John Fox, you know a little more yelling in the locker room, a little more encouragement from the coaching staff. We need an aggressive coach as well. We can’t have a conservative coach, but an aggressive staff, it don’t mix. We need better coaching. We also need to get back the services of Marv Levy. He brought some character to the game and to the Bills. We need a real GM. Or maybe get him as a REAL coach. Another thing we need that is just as important is we need an aggressive Quarterback.

Not that I don’t like Edwards, he has fantastic defensive read, and has great accuracy, but the reason why I am a Losman fan and always will be is because he is an aggresive player. We need to get the whole system on the same side in order to produce wins for the team, and points in games. Bottom line, Losman may not be the guy, Edwards may not be the guy, but we need to find “the guy” and quick. An aggressive Quarterback that has the ability to move the ball, has a great arm, great accuracy, and can read defenses. Then maybe the offense will produce some points and in turn get some wins. This offseason, the Bills have a lot of work to do, and based on this years sloppy performance so far, they better start ASAP, and don’t stop until ALL the kinks on the whole team are fixed. This football team can’t afford a bigger playoff drought then what thay already have. They need to get back on the board and get into the post-season.

November 21, 2008

?My Name, What Does It Mean?

Filed under: House On Mango Street — pkj11 @ 6:46 pm

Israel, 10th Century BC. King David takes command of Israel; the Israelites finally get their long awaited freedom. Although he was not the perfect person, he was the second greatest king ever in Israel’s history. King David, has a nice ring to it doesn’t it. Okay, you might have figured out by now, my name is David, but im no King of Israel, I wasn’t even named after him, but heh, its pretty cool to have the same name as a king, right?

No, I was named after my uncle David. He is from Connecticut. He comes from a great Italian family, goes back very far, come to find out, I come from the Italian mob, well sort of. Some of my early family roots come from the Italian mob. One in particular that I know for sure is my great great grandfather, Joseph Donnarummo. He was a member a one of the great Italian mobs, whose name is disclosed at this time, he was one of the great hit men for the leader of that mob, until he was murdered by one of the leaders other henchmen.

But, my roots aren’t only of the mob. I come from great Italian people who still live great Italian lifestyles. I have an aunt down in Connecticut, she’s 87! An uncle that is 91! They still make their own wine!

To more closer family roots, my family that lives here has two sides, and believe me, you can tell. There are the Fosters, which is my real last name, my dads side, the Irish side. Then there are the Donnarummo’s, my mom’s side, the Italians. Sometimes I wish there were a little more Irish in me, but according to my grandparents, Italian is my heritage, no other. My moms side of the family is great, they share in great Italian customs and lifestyles and traditions. Its great, but sometimes I wish they would accept change, or more than one thing. My dads side of the family, they don’t really have that togetherness that an Italian lifestyle would have. Nevertheless, however, they do see each other, and when they do, they share their own traditions and styles of cooking which I could die for. Meat and potatoes, hell ya!

Getting back to my name, in my opinion, even though I have never gotten a straight answer from my parents, I feel it comes from many different aspects of history, family and biblical. I feel my name is special in its own unique way, and no one can take that feeling away from me. I wouldn’t trade my name for any other name in the world. My parents chose this name based on family, and I respect them for that, it wasn’t because I was named after King David that my name was chosen, but I respect my parents for choosing my name the way they did anyway. My name is very important I believe to the survival of my family heritage and the family itself, both Italian and Irish. I believe that my name will be carried on by my family for future generations, for the family, to them; David is a very important name in the family.

I really don’t think I share my name with many famous people accept David Blaine, and David Foster. David Blaine is a death stuntman, and street magician on the side. David Foster is my exact name that I share with a famous director, producer, and music producer.

Overall, I really enjoy my name, I was named after a family member, I am roots of the Italian mob, I have the same name as the Israeli King, and of some other famous people. That’s good enough for me, bottom line; I wouldn’t trade my name for any name in the world. I like David.

November 17, 2008

The American Dream

Filed under: House On Mango Street — pkj11 @ 3:51 pm

What is the American Dream? A question that has been on peoples minds since America was founded. What is the perfect American Life, aka: the American Dream. Some may say, having millions of dollars, an awesome house, a brand new car, like a Benz or a Viper, anything you want, and the hottest wife you ever laid your eyes on. No wonder they call it a dream.

Some may say they want to find their soul mate, get into a nice cozy affordable house, and get a good job. After that, get a nice car and have kids, have a nice family and have that happily ever after type thing. That’s cool too. Others see the American Dream simply as getting a job, and getting through the week. To them, as long as they keep going, that’s more than a dream, that’s a miracle in itself.

As for me, the American Dream would be having a nice house, and a nice car. Have a lot of money, not millions, just enough to live comfortably for the rest of my life (at least a lot more than my parents), and to find the perfect girl to settle down with and have a family with. I would want to get a job coaching football, high school, college, eventually NFL, wouldn’t matter how long it took, as long as I would be doing a job that I loved and coaching a sport that I loved. To me that would be my idea of the American Dream.

Good house, good job, perfect wife, great family, and great life. Just getting by trying to get up to my dream is going to be a challange, but everyone including myself, if they put their minds to it, and if they commit to it hard enough, will be able to achieve their American Dream. I know that until I know it is literally impossible, I will never give up on my American Dream until the day I die.

November 4, 2008

!Bills Offensive Line Crumbling!

Filed under: Buffalo Bills — pkj11 @ 11:52 pm
Jason Petrs And The Bills Offensive Line Look To Get Back On Track Next Week Against The Patriots After Two Non Convincing Performances From The Bills Offensive Line

Jason Peters And The Bills Offensive Line Look To Get Back On Track Next Week Against The Patriots After Two Non Convincing Performances From The Bills Offensive Line

Well the Bills lost again this week and loose their undefeated streak at home. They lost to the New York Jets. Again, a lot of people would blame Trent Edwards for the lose because of all the offensive mistakes made by our starting quarterback, but I place the blame again on our struggling and crumbling offensive line.

Jason Peters taking his easy way out with a “holdout” having no playing experience in the offseason, the Bills staff chooses to start him, a cold player, who gave them a problem. I wouldn’t start him if he bribed me 10 million dollars. He is not a key to the teams success at all this year.

Count all the injuries to the o-line and to the rest of the team and we look like a team two years ago, not a team that started off 4-0. We can’t stop the run on defense, and we are struggling on all cylinders on offense. I really think we need to put back Kirk Chambers in the lineup at left tackle, he was doing just fine until they pulled him.

We need to play more aggressive offense, rather than dumping off the pass every time. We need to play shotgun more, instead of the I formation, so we give Trent Edwards more time in the pocket. He has a quicker release than Losman so he should be great, we jus need to play more agresive shotgun plays, and take more shots into the endzone.

We also need to play more aggressive defense. We let teams run all over us. We let running backs go right through us. Same with wide receivers. we got to put a lot more pressure on the quarterback, we need to cover tighter, and we need o stay zone for the run plays and for those shorter pass plays. Overall, the team is falling apart, especially the o-line, we need to get back on track, hopefully next week will be better. GO BILLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 28, 2008

Not Edwards Fault For The Miami Loss

Filed under: Buffalo Bills — pkj11 @ 2:27 pm

Bills Look To Go 6-2 When They Face The Jets At Home In Week 9

Bills Starting Quarterback Trent Edwards Looks To Take His Bills To A 6-2 Season Record When They Face The Jets At Home In Week 9. With A Win Against The Jets, Edwards And The Bills Look To Move Back Into First Place In The AFC East.

This passed Sunday, the Bills fall to a 5-2 record and out of first place in the the AFC East. They lost to the Miami Dolphins. They failed to squish the fish. Looking at the game again, it would look like it was all Edwards fault. I say no.

I put the blame on the o-line. Especially the lazy performance of Jason Peters. He let Joey Porter and other Dolphins go right in and cost Edwards two fumbles. You expect the guy to have eyes in the back of his head? Jason Peters took the easy way out by saying that he wanted a bailout in the offseason, but as soon as the regular season came along, Peters says, no, I just wanna play. Thats not pro bowl material, thats just amatuer. I thought we were doing just find with Kirk Chambers as our left tackle. As soon as Peters came back its been going down hill for the o-line since then. They let the opposing defenses roll right past em. My opinion ditch Peters for a couple of games like he ditched us, show him whats what. Then when he decides to commit to the team and put in 100 percent he can come back and start at left tackle.

Other then the interception, and the extention that Edwards tried on fourth down that ended up being a fumble, I really don’t blame him for the loss. The team as a whole played poorly. We had plenty of chances to get into the endzone and we failed.

Our defense failed to stop Chad Pennington. Cmon. When he was on the Jets, the guy was nothing for six years, he comes to a team that went 1-15 the previous year, and all of a sudden he’s a superstar. ITS CHAD PENNINGTON! HE SUCKS! Oh well I just hope that the Bills can rebound against the Jets next week. Were coming back home, were undefeated at home so far, so we should win (knock on wood).

October 17, 2008

Fosters Future

Filed under: Buffalo Bills — pkj11 @ 2:13 pm

There are a lot of people who are set stone on their future. Yet there are some who are yet to decide on what they want to become after high school. I feel like one of those people. My future at first I looked at it pretty set in stone. I wanted to be a Boarder Patrol Officer, and work up in Canada, or in some airport, because I love airline and I love to fly. Then I would earn a pension after I retire, in 20 odd years or so.

The thing was, the more I thought about it, the more I began to relize, this may not be the field for me. I began to feel like one of those kids who has his parents tell him where he is going to college and what he is going to do. I don’t want my parents telling me how to set my future, its my future, right? I want to do a field of work that I love, I’m sure everyone does.

I began to relize, that as I worked for more people, I loved to talk and sell, so maybe I could be a businessmen. I love the game of football, I don’t know if people like it, but I love to be the boss, so maybe ’cause of my seizure condition, I can be a decent football coach in the future.

There are so many different possibilities, not just one field. I would love to go catch the bad guy in a badge and uniform, but it just doesn’t feel like the field for me. Whatever my future holds in store for me, I hope its the best. I hope everyones future is the best it can be.

One more thing, its your future, don’t let your parents choose it for you, they can lead you in the direction, but don’t let them tell you what you are going to do for the rest of your life. Its your future, YOU CHOOSE WHATS BEST FOR YOU!!

October 14, 2008

Trent Edwards “A OK” TO PLAY

Filed under: Buffalo Bills — pkj11 @ 4:34 pm

In most recent news, aka: Mondays Buffalo Newspaper, Buffalo Bills Quarterback, Trent Edwards has been physically and mentally cleared to play on Sunday against the San Diego Chargers. Edwards had suffered a concussion two weeks before at the hands of the Arizona Cardinals.

The bye week had come at a great time for the Bills at a chance to regroup their starting Quarterback, and a chance to regroup the team as a whole. Roscoe Parrish had also suffered from and injury and is expected to play against the Chargers. He had torn a ligament in his thumb and was out for four weeks due to this.

Personally, I like Losman, but I see the future of the Bills in the hands of Trent Edwards. He has the potential to be a great starting Quarterback for the Bills. I believe Losman has the potential, but will make a great fit elsewhere. We screwed him too much. He needs a fresh start.

In terms of Edwards, I wish him the best, and I hope he can play more aggresive football.  I hope Roscoe comes back too. We can sure use him on special teams. GO BILLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 7, 2008

Losman Plays For First Time This Season

Filed under: Buffalo Bills — pkj11 @ 5:57 pm

Well The Bills lost this Sunday. But to me that doesn’t matter, what matters is that I got to see Losman play. Now everyone in Buffalo says that he played terrible, but you have to look at the facts of why the performance was what it was. First, he barley gets any reps in practice.

Second, he goes from starter to backup all in a matter of a view months so he is till trying to adjust to the backup role.

Third, a player with no experience in practice this year comes off the bench a cold player expected to go up against a great hard hitting defense in the Cardinals.

Now I blame the defense for the cheap shot on Edwards, they were cheap shotting us all day, and I blame Losman for the pick and the fumble, but I blame the team and the defense for letting us give up 41 points. Overall, it was a team loss. The bye week comes at a good time. Can only hope for the best. GO BILLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

September 29, 2008

FOSTERS BLOG

Filed under: Slaughterhouse Five — pkj11 @ 4:17 pm

Today we had stated on the book, Slaughterhouse Five, and we had talked about the bombing of Dresden. Over 60,000 people had died in a bombing that is not  record in any of our global history books. Why would the government hide such a thing?

Were they afraid they didn’t have the real story. No, that isn’t what I think. I think the government wanted to hide such a terrible thing because they were ashamed of what they had done and what the US had made an example of this little German city.

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