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From Baylor’s Sickening Silence to Nation’s Two-Party Puppet Show, IT’S TIME TO DEMAND CHANGES

As many of you are fully aware, Baylor University (along with the dark, evil leaders of the school’s twisted police department) continues to stand in silence when it’s comes to it’s Art Briles-blaming and manipulative mishandling of numerous rape cases on the Christian campus in Waco, Texas.

To be blunt, a heavy portion of the propaganda and blame both begins and ends with the University’s controlling, deceiving, and power-hungry Baylor Police Department (although the disturbing, dishonest Board of Regents also play a vital role in the ongoing silence stance).

And to continue on this cruise down honesty lane, this country’s educational “institutions” sicken me nearly as much as our nation’s organized religious “institutions.”

Both claim to stand by high morals and values, but in truth fall far short of anything close to even basic beliefs such as honesty, integrity, and responsibility.

Sadly but true, both are merely pawns of prey craving control of our lives and our minds.

And the leaders of such institutions MUST be held accountable for their evil and deceiving lies and actions.

It’s time to speak up and take a stand.

It’s time to demand answers, as united we stand.

And it’s time to put those puppet leaders ON THE STAND.

From Baylor University’s rape case incompetence to America’s corrupt two-party politics, the time to loudly stand and demand major change is HERE and NOW.

Who else will stand by my side in this love-based truth revolution?

 
Denton Ramsey may be reached at drpragency@gmail.com.

Open-Letter Request to Baylor University

A Heartfelt, Open-Letter Plea to Baylor University: For Justice, Transparency, and TRUTH
Commentary by Denton Ramsey, drpragency@gmail.com

 
I say this with all the love in my heart, but I refuse to sit idly by and quietly any longer.

I cannot, WE CANNOT, ALLOW the ongoing INJUSTICE to continue in silence at Baylor University.

Despite the awful tragedy and the resulting firings — along with corresponding “campus corrections” following review of the University’s mishaps and mishandlings that none of us need to relive — I am begging for brutal honesty and JUSTICE for all parties involved.

Columnists and writers from Houston to Dallas to halfway across the world were quick to judge and dismiss Art Briles as a liar and a con.

Well, today I quit sitting in silence — and I loudly and proudly stand in Coach Briles’ corner.

The irritating injustice in the entire handling of the Briles situation — and in using him as a scapegoat to the deeper issues in play — most notably by the Baylor police department and their complete mishandling of those rape cases, MUST be re-evaluated.

What irks me the most — bearing the reason behind cover-up speculations by many loyal Baylor supporters — is the FAILURES (and almost apparent sworn secrecy) for a single law enforcement official to be held accountable for any misdoings, especially now that Coach Briles has been terminated.

This University, so selfishly “proud” of their IMAGE, their football team, and their state-of-the-art facilities, would not even HAVE such luxuries if not for the VERY MAN THEY USED — yes, USED — as a doormat for denial and a forced-blame firing; the firing of a man who fully embodies not only the morals and values, such as honesty and integrity, that Baylor “claims” to embrace, but Briles also truly LIVES BY EXAMPLE.

And THAT, justice seekers, speaks louder than words — and portrays the love-centered lessons of Jesus Christ better than any member of this sorry board of regents and hypocritical higher-up officials and administrators could ever DARE TO DREAM of resembling.

The silence by this University — and the zipped-lips stance by authorities and officials who refuse to be held accountable for their utter disregard for TRUTH — is sickening.

And their silence screams of a guilty conscience that embodies evil, not love.

Enough is enough; it’s time for answers.

Baylor fans, students, and alumni deserve better.

They deserve to know the TRUTH.

And in a heartfelt plea, as a former Baylor student, a die-hard fan, and a passionate writer seeking justice, I ask that the University stop their silence and answer the avoided questions.

Release the truth, the FULL TRUTH — regardless of how appalling it may be, and likely is.

And give your team, your students, your faculty, your alumni, your city, your conference, and your school’s questioned-character the answers so desperately needed, desired, and deserved for full and honest closure in this awful chain of events that occurred on this campus.
 
Denton Ramsey, the creator, columnist, and host for the show “Channeling Changes: The Power of Positivity,” may be reached via email at drpragency@gmail.com or ChannelingChanges@gmail.com. Subscribe to the Channeling Changes podcast on iTunes and YouTube, and follow the show on SoundCloud at http://SoundCloud.com/ChannelingChanges. The official site for the show may be found at ChannelingChanges.wordpress.com.

Trading Michael Bourn, Hunter Pence would take heart, soul from Houston Astros

Trading Michael Bourn, Hunter Pence would take heart, soul from Houston Astros

By Denton Ramsey

 

First, there were talks of Hunter Pence being traded before the deadline.

Next, we were informed Pence wasn’t on the trade market and would remain in Houston this season.

Now, Pence talks are once again heating up and the Phillies appear to be the front runners to land the coveted and speedy right fielder.

In addition, there are talks of Astros center fielder Michael Bourn to the Cincinnati Reds.

And all this trade talk with teams for Class A prospects in return?

Houston’s offense, as bad as it may be, centers around Bourn and Pence.

Without those two, the last-place Astros are certainly doomed not only now, but for a couple tough years to come.

Then again, this wouldn’t be the first time Houston teams have broken fans’ hearts.

In fact, I can think of four players on two teams just within the past year: Shane Battier (Rockets), Lance Berkman (Astros), Aaron Brooks (Rockets), and Roy Oswalt (Astros).

To a certain degree, my inner-coach is telling me to quit browsing the news stories online surrounding potential trades of guys like Bourn and Pence.

But at the same time, it’s infuriating to think the team is even CONSIDERING parting ways with those two; without them, the Astros are destined to lose 120 or more games.

That record in and of itself would make the record books for the most regular season losses by a Major League Baseball team in the past 40 years.

Houston, we have a problem…

 

 

Denton Ramsey may be reached via email at denton.ramsey@gmail.com

LeBron James and company need to take a trip to Humble county

LeBron James and company need to take a trip to Humble county

By Denton Ramsey

After Coach K and Team USA restored basketball in America to glory gold, I expected more out of the players who donned the red, white, and blue.

More specifically, I expected more from Miami’s big three in LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh.

Instead of humble losers, I saw childish whiners.

Instead of NBA superstars, I saw elementary school temper tantrums.

And instead of the prior respectful and smiling duo of James and Wade, I saw a couple of runner-ups making excuses for losing to the deeper and more talented Dallas team.

I know that we scrutinize these players and games like Charlie Sheen would study drugs on a blonde’s rack, but nothing will change unless the thrice-burned trio in Miami change their heated and selfish ways.

Especially LeBron.

Until then, all we can do is speculate.

And from here, the future of guys like James really don’t appear too bright after all.

Maybe at least a year or two in college truly would have helped “the king.”

Then again, that’s just my opinion…

 

Denton Ramsey may be reached via email at denton.ramsey@gmail.com

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SPORTS ADDICT: Griffin through 2012, or return in ‘09?

SPORTS ADDICT: Griffin through 2012, or return in ‘09?

By Denton Ramsey

Believe it or not, Superman could return sooner than expected.

It’s only a slight possibility, but it’s better than nothing.

Robert Griffin continues to amaze me, regardless of whether he returns this season or remains in Green & Gold through 2012.

Just a day after being told he’d be out all season, it looks as though there’s a slim chance that Griffin could return later this season.

According to a story published in Tuesday’s Waco Tribune-Herald, Griffin may postpone surgery until after the season ends — leaving the door open for an early return to Baylor’s football team.

Coach Art Briles told the Waco newspaper that Griffin’s rehabilitation will be monitored over the next two weeks prior to a decision being made to have surgery at that time or postpone it until after the season.

At the very least, Griffin should be able to obtain a redshirt season under the NCAA’s current “medical hardship” guidelines — which states that players are eligible for a medical hardship if they haven’t played in more than 30-percent of a team’s games.

Should Superman push for a return in 2009, or have the surgery and stay on board through the 2012 season?

Regardless of Griffin’s decision in a couple weeks, he’s a Baylor Bear for life — and I believe he’ll bounce back without a problem.

Many in Waco may be praying for a BU miracle and a Griffin return to the gridiron in ‘09, but it may truly be best for Griffin to just redshirt this season and help guide the Green & Gold team through 2012.

In addition, the timing of Mikail Baker’s injury will also allow the senior kick-return specialist to return next season as part of Baylor’s 2010 squad — give the defensive back one more year to don a BU jersey.

Only time will tell, but Briles and the Bears are planning on moving forward without Baylor’s star quarterback — naming Blake Szymanski the new starter, with the coaching staff being hopeful the senior QB can play this weekend at home against Kent State.

We’ve got a special team and a special coach.

And we’re only going to be getting better…

Denton Ramsey may be reached via email at denton.ramsey@gmail.com

SPORTS ADDICT: Northwestern State plays dirty and it shows…

SPORTS ADDICT: Northwestern State plays dirty and it shows…

By Denton Ramsey

Dear Northwestern State, y’all aren’t welcome in Waco, Texas.

The Demons are 0-4 and talk a lot of trash being winless.

They play dirty and it shows.

Northwestern State injured two of our key players, including taking down Superman, and left a third in questionable condition for this weekend’s game against Kent State.

I wish they had never set foot in Floyd Casey Stadium.

Not only can the Demons not PLAY the game of football, they resort to seeking hard and season-ending hits.

No wonder the flags kept flying the past weekend in Waco.

Helmet-to-helmet contact, there’s another 15-yards…

Northwestern State sucks, no doubt about it. I wish we’d never played them; the Demons are nothing more than dirty trash-talkers that don’t deserve the time of day.

But don’t worry; Robert Griffin WILL be back next year — and he’ll be back with a vengeance.

I guarantee it.

This latest blow hurts; but Northwestern State is a worthless team.

We’ll bounce back, though.

And even playing on one good knee, Griffin and the Green & Gold team still destroyed the Demons in just one half of play. Sic ‘Em Bears!

Denton Ramsey may be reached via email at denton.ramsey@gmail.com

SPORTS ADDICT: Bears backs are against the wall, but they can still reach their goal…

SPORTS ADDICT: Bears backs are against the wall, but they can still reach their goal…

By Denton Ramsey

The Baylor Bears might be down a couple guys, but football is still a team sport and they can and must bounce back from the latest breaking news.

Yes, Robert Griffin and Mikail Baker are both out for the season.

Yes, it will hurt. And yes, they’ll both be in our prayers.

But our season isn’t completely down the drain.

This is where true champions show what they are made of — like the Houston Rockets without Yao Ming or Tracy McGrady and a young and energetic bunch of guys forcing seven games against Kobe Bryant and the L.A. Lakers.

The Baylor Bears have both team chemistry and a great coach — two essentials for a situation like the one at hand.

Let me say it again — we can and must bounce back.

Griffin and Baker wouldn’t have it any other way; trust me.

Baylor Football is more than just Art Briles; they are more than just Griffin and company; they ARE the Baylor Bears — a real team from top to bottom.

Now, it’s time to show the world what we’re made of.

We may be down for the count, but it won’t be long ‘til we’re back up and swinging.

These Baylor Bears are special. And I hope and pray that nothing can stand in their way.

It’s going to be an uphill climb, but I believe that THESE Bears are up for the task…

Denton Ramsey may be reached via email at denton.ramsey@gmail.com