Saturday, April 01, 2006

 
WEBSITE BEING REVISED
 
The official Dino Costa program website will be coming down for a temporary period of time.
 
The website will come down on Sunday April 2, 2006.
 
The site is to undergo a complete makeover that will see significant positive changes being implemented.
 
The new website will feature a new and bold, cutting edge design, easier access for users, and will also include up to the minute information on the Dino Costa Show.
 
Thanks for your patience while we re-make the site.
 
Kindest regards,
 
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Thursday, March 30, 2006

 
AND THE WORLD GOES ROUND AND ROUND
 
By Dino Costa
 
March 30, 2006
 
Denver-
 
>Dan Issel gets fired (officially termed a resignation) as head coach of the Nuggets, for yelling back at a fan inside the Pepsi Center on December 11, 2001. The fan had been screaming insults at Issel all game long - and his vulgarity was witnessed by numerous people who both heard and saw him. Issel responded by calling him a "Mexican piece of shit". Lest anyone have any doubt, the guy was acting like a Mexican piece of crap. If the shoe fits...? Rumors continue to make the rounds that the individual (the Mexican piece of crap) was given carte blanche treatment at Nuggets games the rest of that season. And the world...goes round and round.
 
>The Major League Soccer franchise in San Jose relocated to Houston for this upcoming season -- in fact the Rapids will open their season in Houston later this week. With team names for franchises all used up for the most part, this Houston franchise struck gold with a unique moniker that set it apart from teams that come up with lame choices...like for instance the name "Dynamo". They were officially christened as the "Houston 1836", the year that the city was founded. A minority of Latin American fans in the Houston area voiced their displeasure. Team president Oliver Luck apologized for the offensive nickname saying that, "it was clear we'd hit a raw nerve in the community, we didn't want to offend anybody." Don't you worry Oliver - I think it's safe to assume that you offended many more people like myself for changing the name of the team - instead of the small vocal minority that you ended up kow towing to. So instead of raw nerving people, they re-named the team the Houston Dynamo. Along with the city of Houston being founded in 1836 - it also is the year that Texas gained its independence from Mexico. Heaven help us by the way if any British people in the New England region are offended by their teams name, the New England Revolution. Perhaps we can all thank Raul Ramos for all of this name game blame shame stuff? Ramos is a history professor (at what institution other than the mental one I have not been able to find out) and he penned an op-ed piece for the Houston Chronicle. Ramos not only insisted that the franchise change the name, but also complained that, "The team logo compounds the connection [to the secession from Mexico] by depicting Sam Houston on horseback, leading the charge against Mexican troops." And...so if one gives any credence to Senor' Ramos' suggestion...my question is, "so what?" Or another way for me to react to the Ramos suggestion is to say, "and...what?" Hmmm. And let me get this straight Mr. Ramos - a franchise depicting Sam Houston is not okay, but you earning your living in a city named for the man is kosher? Come to think of it how anyone could even live in the state of Texas is well beyond my comprehension. Do you know that they have a stadium in San Antonio called of all things, the "Alamodome"? Anyone have any figures for me on how many Mexicans were killed in that famous battle? Get back to me with those statistics as soon as you can. So lets boil this down to the bare essence if we can. Is it okay for me to deduce that with this flip flopping over the Houston 1836 name, that a soccer team based in Houston, Texas, is actually ashamed to associate itself with the founding of Houston, or the history of Texas? And the world...goes round and round.
 
>On the night of February 8, Nuggets Forward and resident punk Kenyon Martin, got into it with some fans in the stands at the Pepsi center - for heckling him. According to those on the scene Martin objected to fans questioning his heart and toughness. Also according to fans who witnessed this, the fans did not utter any vocabulary at Martin which has been censored by the FCC. Martin responded by sending his "boys' up into the stands to confront the individual(s) who had the courage to question this jackass stealing money ever since he arrived in Denver. After the game ESPN reporter Jim Gray told the story of he and other ESPN personnel witnessing Martin going through a "profanity-laced tirade" toward a group of fans...after another Nuggets home court loss that evening. The NBA ended up docking Martin with a 15K fine - but the Nuggets (predictably) never admonished their player even a little bit. Two night's later, Martin cursed at me, three times, before I determined that I wasn't going to take such roughshod treatment from such a piss-ant personality who has no respect for anyone with an above 6th grade education. The result? The Nuggets yanked my credentials for the rest of the season. And the world...goes round and round.
 
>Never before has being a law breaker been more in style than it is right now in this country. According to some piece of paper somewhere, being in this country without permission is a misdemeanor - a crime. Rallies and protests against the United States passing legislation which would make it tougher to break this law - making it a felony, have been going on the last few weeks here in Denver and in other places. Thousands of Mexicans have been in effect, asking for Mexican law breakers to be left alone, saying that it is their right to be here in America - that they want to be here in America...and then they proceed to fly Mexican flags all over the place, instead of American flags which would more signify their desire to be Americans. When people like myself object to their conduct, we are called....drum roll please....racists. Could you imagine what would happen in some other foreign land (like Mexico maybe?) if a high school Principal ran an American flag up the pole? In Houston yesterday Reagan High School Principal Robert Pambello hoisted a Mexican flag below that of a USA and Texas flags, a symbol he agreed to fly to show support for his predominantly Hispanic student body. He was ordered by the school administration to take the flag down. And the world...goes round and round.
 
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Tuesday, March 28, 2006

 
AMERICA ON THE BRINK
 
By Dino Costa
 
March 28, 2006
 
Denver-
 
You.
 
Yes, you.
 
You...are losing your country with each passing day.
 
The America that is sung about in so many Patriotic songs is only a figment of your imagination at this point.
 
The Barbarians have seemingly stormed the gates - and nobody is willing to stop them.
 
In the process you have lost your country. Maybe not all of it, not yet, but the end is so much sooner than many of you may think.
 
On tonight's "O'Reilly Factor", Mr. Bill conversed with a Latino organizer directly responsible for accumulating the large gatherings this past weekend in Los Angeles as well as here in Denver.
 
The organizer, dripping with arrogance and pride, noted that similar efforts to organize groups such as the Minutemen down on the border proved futile - in comparison with the thousands upon thousands that showed up in solidarity very recently.
 
There are many people who will be critical of people like myself who believe that people who are in this country illegally (in other words law breakers) should be shipped out quickly if found to be here as an undocumented "illegal alien".
 
So much for protesting against being able to break the law!
 
Let me make clear my feelings on this issue so there is no misunderstanding.
 
If you are in this country illegally, without going through the proper channels that could enable you to become an American citizen, then I want you and yours out of the United States yesterday.
 
I don't qualify these remarks either with some soft soap soliloquy that others do so as not to be deemed a racist, or any other derogatory false name that the law breakers like to employ.
 
Where does the money go that these illegal seasonal workers who I'm supposed to cry a river for go to?
 
Is it re-invested into the American economy? No! It's sent back home to some land that uses that money to their advantage.
 
Do these off the books seasonal workers pay taxes like most American workers do?
 
And please hold off on this crappola about how the Latin American workers are taking jobs that no American in their right mind would want. This is nonsense and an insult to anyone with even half a brain.
 
Is this a country of laws? No, this is a country of sheep, and it's getting worse and worse with each passing day.
 
Yesterday America was on the losing end once again.
 
Yesterday the Senate Judiciary Committee approved sweeping election year legislation that clears the way for 11 million illegal aliens to seek U.S. citizenship, a clear victory for all of those (illegal or not) who have paraded in streets the last few days.
 
Strike two: The bipartisan committee also voted down proposed criminal penalties on immigrants found to be in the country illegally.
 
Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., seeking re-election this fall in his border state, said the bill offered amnesty to illegal immigrants, and sought unsuccessfully to insert tougher provisions. He told fellow committee members that the economy would turn sour some day and Americans workers would want the jobs that now go to illegal immigrants. They will ask, "how could you have let this happen," he added.
 
Hey Jon, lemme let ya in on a secret pal, they're gonna allow a lot more than what is currently on the table before it's all said and done.
 
The idiot on the O'Reilly Factor tonight, didn't feel that the United States Military should have any role in bringing some integrity to our borders - believing that they should stay away and just concentrate on matters in the Middle east.
 
So two victorious World Wars were enough to call upon our military to do battle - but strengthening our borders is something that is beyond their reach?
 
Isn't it in the Constitution that our Military is supposed to protect this country from all foreign invaders?
 
The Liberal in Chief - in all of his infinite wisdom - is completely out to lunch on this issue and always has been.
 
The one voice of reason has been coming from Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO) who is one of the few people who have all their lights working.
 
Tancredo correctly pointed out the not so obvious to some people I guess, when he said on Monday, "The crime they have committed is coming into this country without our permission. The penalty that is supposed to be applied to that, under the law that we have today, is deportation."
 
Part of the problem with all of the momentum that is being built by people protesting on American soil, who have zero right to even be in this country to begin with, is that YOU haven't gotten up off your duff to do a single thing about their takeover of YOUR country!
 
Keep looking at only what will happen tomorrow folks, and your country will be gone before you know it. You'll wake up one day and say out loud, "how did that happen?"
 
A FEW MORE QUICK HITS:
 
>Pastor Fred Phelps who has protested here in Denver the last several days, picketing in front of funeral homes, and church's, is very wrong, and should be ashamed of his almost inhuman treatment of the dead soldiers in those caskets who were being grieved by their families. However I do find some common ground with the guy on a few other issues that are not to be disputed. He is indeed correct when he claims that America is doomed. All one needs to do is to look around and take stock of the signs of these awful times we are living through. He is also correct about the total depravity and outright apostasy that exists within society. He is also right on the money about the fact that many Pastors have whored themselves out to the masses of folks who want nothing but a "feel good" message delivered to them - ignoring and completely obliterating the bibles message on sin and redemption.
 
>The Nuggets are Paper Tigers and will remain so until they prove they can win games on the road against teams with winning records. The 5-2 road trip was a mirage that was completely distorted - as some sort of an awakening with this team by the always hear no evil-see no evil Denver media. They beat a tired and worn out San Antonio team last week playing a second consecutive game on the road, while the Nuggets came into that contest rested...and ready. Phoenix anyone?
 
>I hope that Barry Bonds wakes up tomorrow and isn't able to extend his aching elbow for at least the next two years.
 
>Remind me one more time now. Who and what show, sets the standard for Denver sports talk radio?
 
>Hollywood actor/activist Sean Penn has admitted that he has a plastic doll of conservative US columnist Ann Coulter - that he likes to abuse when he gets real angry.  "We violate her. There are cigarette burns in some funny places. She's a pure snake-oil salesman. She doesn't believe a word she says." Talk about a guy with some very real issues, eh?
 
>Nice to see that Condoleezza Rice forgave St. Louis based talk radio host Dave Lenihan, who was immediately fired last week after he referred to her in a slip of the tongue as "a big coon."  Said Rice who obviously still resides in the real world, "My understanding is that he apologized, that he didn't mean it." "I accept that," she said. "Because we all say things from time to time that we shouldn't say or didn't mean to say. And so I accept it." The radio station (KTRS) which lives in the sickening politically incorrect world of fantasy, should be ashamed that it fired a guy who to the best of my knowledge never had any prior "slips", and who was obviously very sorry for using the wrong words that he did.
 
>From a monetary standpoint, Howard Stern has made out like a bandit with his move to Sirius Satellite Radio. From an artistic standpoint however - and from a listener standpoint, the jury is still way out, and the early returns don't favor Stern. The results of a new survey conducted by Rock radio consultants Jacobs Media show that Howard Stern's move to Sirius has helped that satellite radio company match or surpass the subscriber rate of rival XM among Rock radio listeners. But approximately 70% of Stern's regular listeners acknowledge they've stayed with commercial radio morning shows. The biggest winners appear to be many of Stern's former FM competitors.
 
>Clint Hurdle is easily my favorite Denver sports personality right now.
 
>What was the purpose of the Tiger Woods appearance this past Sunday on 60 Minutes? What new ground did this piece provide? Could Ed Bradley have embarrassed himself anymore than he did - with what turned out to be nothing more than a positive PR machine for Tiger the entire time the piece aired? Where was the insight, where was even one new piece of revealing info about Golf's most dominant player? Wait a second, Bradley is about to laugh at something else that Tiger has just said.
 
>Sean Penn has actually given me an idea. The Kenyon Martin doll? Nah, I'm sure someone else has already beaten me to the punch.
 
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