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  • Steve Young 9:32 AM on February 27, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Regarding the Cara Young Charity 



    The Cara Young Fish for Life began in 2010 as a fishing tournament to help raise funds for Cook Children’s and Cystic Fibrosis in honor and memory of Cara Young, an amazing young lady who touched many lives. At the young age of 23, Cara lost her battle with cystic fibrosis.

    Cara spent many weeks at Cook Children’s during her short life and the care she received was amazing. In order to give something back to the medical center we decided to establish an annual bass fishing tournament. This year, in addition to the fishing tournament there will be a separate event of catered food, a silent auction/wine pull and great music to be held on August 10th, 2016 at the Arlington Board of Realtors.

    We would like to ask if you would make a donation to the Cara Young Fish For Life Tournaments, dinner and silent auction events, a  501 (c)(3) public charity. Over 90% of all monies we have received goes directly back to Cook Children’s and the “Cara Cards”. (You may click on the links to be taken to more information)

    The bass tournament date is set for September 18th. The weigh-in, kids’ tournament and other festivities will be held at Cabela’s, Fort Worth store location.

    Thank you for your consideration. Feel free to contact me should you have any questions and please share this info with your sphere of influence!


    Steve Young                             Cowgirl

    Cara Young Fish for Life Tournaments-a 501 (c)(3) Public Charity
  • Steve Young 8:44 AM on February 27, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    We arFFL logo with copyright mark-page-001e very excited to share with you our date for the Cara Young Fish for Life Tournaments and silent auction/dinner for 2016. The dinner event is set for August 10th, 2016 at the Arlington Board of Realtor’s and once again Mac’s Bar and Grill will be catering and furnishing drinks along with their special drinks for the VIP folks! The fishing tournament is set for September 18th with more info on this to follow.

    Please share this information and we look forward to an even greater event this year as we raise money for Cook Children’s and the New Cara Cards.


  • Steve Young 10:08 AM on February 23, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Re. The Supreme Court Vacancy 

    Very good article from Kirby Anderson with Point of View

    Now that the U.S. Senate is back in session we are going to hear even more noise about the urgent need for senators to confirm a nominee to the Supreme Court to replace Justice Antonin Scalia. Senator Chuck Schumer has been on talk shows accusing the Senate leadership of obstructionism. He even predicted that “this kind of obstructionism isn’t going to last.” Some critics have pointed to the hypocrisy of his statements. After all, back in July 2007 Senator Schumer promised to block any Supreme Court nominee put forward by President George W. Bush. He rallied his fellow Democrats saying: “that we should not confirm any Bush nominee to the Supreme Court except in extraordinary circumstances.”

    The argument for waiting until the next election could also be summarized with one name: Judge Robert Bork. In 1987, the Democratic Party leadership brought out the rhetorical heavy artillery and vilified a qualified nominee to the Supreme Court. The lies and character assassination shocked political observers of both parties. Confirming another liberal justice will merely guarantee a reliable liberal vote. The Wall Street Journal reminds us that: “Not since Byron White retired has any Democratic appointee broken with the liberal lockstep on issues that truly matter to the left.” By contrast, many Republican appointees like “Harry Blackmun, John Paul Stevens, David Souter, Sandra Day O’Connor, Anthony Kennedy and John Roberts all broke with conservative political preferences on major legal issues.” From this statistical comparison, it is easy to see which side apparently makes up its mind before the high court even hears oral arguments.

    These are just a few reasons why the U.S. Senate need not be in any rush to confirm someone to the Supreme Court.POV

  • Steve Young 7:58 AM on February 20, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Happy Anniversary 

    Happy one year home anniversary to Ryan and Lauren. I’m still sure they were like really happy on closing day for their new home!


  • Steve Young 1:54 PM on February 18, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Steve SellsDFW IABS Form 


  • Steve Young 11:17 AM on February 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Favorite Scalia Quotes… 

    Couldn’t resist a couple of favorite quotes from Justice Scalia. 

    On the war on terror: “War is war, and it has never been the case that when you capture a combatant, you have to give him a jury trial in your civil courts. It’s a crazy idea to me. … If he was captured by my army on the battlefield that is where he belongs. I had a son on that battlefield and they were shooting at my son. And I am not about to give this man — captured in war — a full jury trial, that is just crazy.”  –Remarks at University of Freiberg, Switzerland, March 8, 2006

    “What is a ‘moderate’ interpretation of the text? Halfway between what it really means and what you’d like it to mean?” –Remarks before Woodrow Wilson Center, March 14, 2005

    On religious faith in public life: “Have the courage to have your wisdom regarded as stupidity. Be fools for Christ. And have the courage to suffer the contempt of the sophisticated world.”–Speech before Knights of Columbus Baton Rouge Council 969, Jan. 29, 2005

    Scalia has said this was the best opening line to one of his opinions:  “This case, involving legal requirements for the content and labeling of meat products such as frankfurters, affords a rare opportunity to explore simultaneously both parts of Bismarck’s aphorism that ‘No man should see how laws or sausages are made.'”–Dissent in Community Nutrition Institute v. Block (1984, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit)

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  • Steve Young 10:23 AM on February 15, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Some like to tell a little piece of truth… 

    …to further their agenda. It ultimately does not work out for them in the long run.

    Article by Kirby Anderson with Point Of View

    Earlier this month when President Obama visited a mosque, he gave a message of “religious tolerance and unity.” He talked about how “Islam has always been part of America.” He even pointed out that: “Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Virginia statute for religious freedom that the Mohammedan should have his faith protected in the United States.”  While that is true, there is another part of the Thomas Jefferson story that most Americans do not know. Our third president actually declared war on the Muslim pirates who were from the Barbary Coast of Tripoli, Tunis, Morocco, and Algiers.

    Before the Revolutionary War, American ships had been under the protection of England. Then the United States had to provide protection, but the Barbary pirates began to capture many of the ships. The United States (along with many European governments) began paying bribes to the Barbary States. When Thomas Jefferson became president, the Pasha of Tripoli sent a note demanding the immediate payment of $225,000 a year plus additional amounts in future years. That was enough. Jefferson told the Pasha what he could do with the demand. The Pasha cut down the flagpole in Algiers and declared war on America. The other Barbarian States also declared war. Congress and the president then responded by empowering American ships to seize all vessels and goods of the Pasha of Tripoli. Once the U.S. took action some of the other Barbary States backed down. But the war with Tripoli last four more years. This included a battle in 1805 when the Marines raised the American flag not far from the shores of Tripoli. That, of course, is the famous line in the anthem of the Marine Corps.

    The president told one story about Thomas Jefferson and Islam. You have now heard the other story often ignored.



  • Steve Young 9:10 PM on February 14, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    One of My favorite Scalia dissents 

    I’ve got many as I always enjoyed reading his dissents regarding various legal situations that have risen up in our Country. I picked just one to honor this staunch Constitutionalist . My favorite quote from his dissent pertaining to the same sex marriage ruling which I shared at Church this morning. Oh dear, have I ventured into the netherworld of the separation of Church and State? Forgive me, I’m only the drummer!

    In the case of Obergefell v. Hodges:  Scalia wrote “I write separately to call attention to this Court’s threat to American democracy.” “This is a naked judicial claim to legislative—indeed, super-legislative—power; a claim fundamentally at odds with our system of government. Except as limited by a constitutional prohibition agreed to by the People, the States are free to adopt whatever laws they like, even those that offend the esteemed Justices’ ‘reasoned judgment.’ A system of government that makes the People subordinate to a committee of nine unelected lawyers does not deserve to be called a democracy.”


    Whether you agree or disagree with Scalia, he was never afraid to take a stand on what he believed. We have become a bunch of wishy washy compromising folks and like my Grandma always said…when you straddle the barbed wire fence, you will get your britches tore. 

    With the passing of Justice Antonin Scalia America is at another “crossroads” and I pray that Godly men will take a stand and make Godly decisions. May I remind those that care of 2 Chronicles 7:14. This is right now a most critical time for our Country.  As Joshua stated it is time to decide who you will side with. Truth as God’s Word states or what you think truth is or, even scarier…what you want it to be.  As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.  

    Please read Psalm chapter 2 and then the end of the book, just in case you wondered how it will turn out. Ah yes, now presented with what I call “the Power of Choice”.

    Thank you Judge Scalia for your unwavering stand of what the Constitution stands for.supreme court scalia fender bender-362819470_v2.grid-4x2



  • Steve Young 10:52 AM on February 11, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Brazos Chamber Orchestra 

    Please try and attend one of these if you can or call, text or email me for more information!

    BCO_winter_concertsMozartMozart says to be there!

  • Steve Young 7:29 AM on February 11, 2016 Permalink | Reply  

    Burleson ISD Opens New STEAM Middle School 

    A STEAM school integrates the content and skills of science, technology, engineering, and math, but also incorporates the elements of art focused upon visual and graphic design,” said Chief Academic Innovation Officer Dr. Leslie Bender-Jutzi. “Content in all subjects, including electives, will be STEAM focused.

    “It is very exciting to see BISD progressively think about how best to serve its current and future students.Thank you for asking parents to complete the survey,” a parent commented on the survey.

    “Not only will our families have more choice in their middle school students’ education, the new school will provide greatly needed relief at our two existing middle schools,” Dr. Jerry Hollingsworth, Associate Superintendent of Educational Operations said.

    “This is the first of many innovative choices that our district intends to offer its students,” said Jimerson. “We understand that the best learning occurs when it is relevant to the learner, and the STEAM middle school will deliver our curriculum in a highly-engaging manner.”

    Read more at:       Burleson ISD Article STEAM_midSCH_dedication2-9-16

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