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ARLIN REPORT AND THOUGHT(S) OF THE DAY: NOW PODCASTING ON ANCHOR


Hello everyone! I hope someone is listening anyway! I have been thinking of podcasting for quite sometime now. Originally I thought it would be an audio & video podcast, but I like starting out as simple as I can being a rookie caster. Anchor appears to be perfect for doing just that, so for now we’ll just go audio! I don’t know if caster is the right podcasting terminology, I have a lot to learn about this new venture. We learn from our mistakes and I’ve learned much today and it is only 2:27 PM Central Time here in Missouri at this moment the 10th of March 2021 (time of day I am prepping this, when you hear this it will be the 11th). I apologize for any bumps and annoyances we may have along the way, hope you’ll bare with me! Just to take a moment, I chose Anchor, as I said because of the simplicity. Anchor will take episodes (posts) from my WordPress blogging site, and convert them to podcasts, and distribute them to mediums such as Apple Store and Google Play. I have the option of using my own voice or Anchor’s digital voice. I launched a very short episode Wednesday morning as a test run and used the Anchor voice. I will be using my voice for future podcasts. It was a very easy process and if I can do it anyone can. I am not a computer geek by any means. I would strongly consider anyone interested in creating their own podcast to consider using Anchor. Also, it’s FREE! So, lets get to it!

I posted my first blog back in July of 2014……… it’s been nearly seven years now. Michael Brown, Officer Darren Wilson and the City of Ferguson, must be what got me kick started. Most people knew nothing about Ferguson, Missouri. Now most of the world knows something. I call my blogging site the Arlin Report. Most days I post an article I refer to as Arlin Report Thought(s) of the day. Thought(s) of the day can be anything I have on my mind, any topic, possibly a rant, whatever, it does not have to be political or on current events. Arlin Report is for the most part on politics and current events, any event of my choosing. It may be on the St. Louis Cardinals, the Blues, downtown St. Charles events or anything actually. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump kept me busy. I just looked back moments ago, in 2014 Glenn Beck said: “Hillary Clinton would be the next president”. I’ve had a lot to say about Hillary over the last few years. And, she does not go away! We’ll talk about things in the news, reports on all things political/governmental, etc., based on facts and stories that I can confirm. If I can’t, I will say I can not confirm, but it may be a story circulating. I will call a rumor a rumor, like a duck is a duck. I will often share my opinion, but I will say it is my opinion and I could be right or I could be wrong. I call myself a conservative…………… does that make me right? I’d rather be right than left!! Especially in today’s America, today’s world!

In this my first launching of this podcast, I think you should know a little more about me! Podcasting seems to be a bit more personal than posting a blog. Probably because its hearing the voice behind the words. I am a 68 year old male will turn 69 in August. Yes I know I am a man! God gifted me with certain physical features that indicates and should leave no doubt, for me anyway. By the way, I will not engage in ridiculous political correctness here. In fact I may go out and buy Dr. Seuss if he is still on the shelves, so I can read it to my younger grandkids or let them enjoy reading Cat in the Hat. I was born in Lompoc, California in 1952. 1952, sounds like enough time to have built a lot of history. I have not been back to Cali since. I was born on an army base, Camp Cooke. My father was deployed to Korea from there. My mom and I took a train back to Salem, Illinois. When my father returned from Korea, thankfully with all his limbs, we moved to St. Louis. That was how I made my way to Missouri. We lived just above the Bourbeuse River, on a big hill located at a place called the Twin Bridges. No such bridges there now. We moved to St. Clair, MO when I was about 4. From there when I turned 10 we moved 7 miles to Union, MO. I grew up in Union, went to Union High School, and surprising to some, even graduated. I attended East Central College in Union and transferred to Missouri Southern State College (now University), in Joplin in 1972. I played soccer at Missouri Southern and earned a B.A. Degree with a major in Political Science. Should have listened to the wisdom of my father, major in something besides PolySci. My greatest learning experience in Joplin was how to survive a tornado.

I have had a couple of failed marriages, but have 3 wonderful children. They have given me 8 grandkids to enjoy. 5 boys and 3 girls. Youngest girl turns 2 this month. Oldest grandson is 18, looking for a college to attend in Culinary Arts. Currently I enjoy a wonderful relationship with my significant other for about 15 years now. Going to finish things off with her, hopefully a ways down the road yet.

I spent 3 years working in a coal mine in east central Illinois. I gained a lot of valuable experience as a Grievance Committee Chairman in our local union. I could spend hours podcasting about my time in the coal mine and on the industry. We’ll do that someday. Lots of stories there. I spent 3 years on a golf course as an assistant pro, and belonged to the local St. Louis PGA. It was a fun job, but didn’t get out on the course to play as much as you would think. Still played a lot though. I was a purchasing agent for a machine shop a few years and hated it! For about 15 years I was in banking. 3 years as a teller and teller supervisor. Hey I needed a job! Was in the International Banking Department with U.S. Bank for about 12 years. Not as glamorous as it sounds. I have been retired for 3 years, now and spend most of my time playing golf, fishing and working on this blog and podcast.

I was a city alderman for the City of Union, Missouri for 8-1/2 years. I loved doing it. I enjoyed serving and helping the city progress. I was called Annexation Arlin by some, as our city limits expanded. As chairman of the Personnel and Finance Committee, I was instrumental in getting our old swimming pool replaced with a modern facility. The project turned out beautifully after about 1-1/2 years in committee. I also coached youth and adult (player coach) soccer in Union. I was Chairman of the Franklin County Youth Fair for 2 years. That is pretty much the extent of my public service. Oh and I was a Cub and Boy Scout. No sexual harassment in our troops!!!

We are currently living in St. Charles, Missouri; however we are probably closer to St. Peters, Missouri than St. Charles. We love the area, lots of restaurants, close to two of the countries largest rivers, with lots of history. So far statues haven’t been tore down, I haven’t heard of any anyway! Lots of golf courses close driving distances. Quick access to the St. Louis Cardinals and Blues games. Hopefully all the fans can return soon! This country should take up the Nike slogan “Just Do It”!

I hope I haven’t bored you and lost too many of you so far. I just thought for the first podcast you should know more about who this Arlin character is. My name is Arlin Luttrell. I probably should have told you that from the beginning. As you can tell I am no Rush Limbaugh! The most we had in common was being from Missouri, conservatism and a sense of humor,! Our biggest difference, Rush was a Kansas City Royals fan, I am a Cardinal fan! Could have been worse, he could have been a Chicago Cubs fan. I miss hearing Rush’s voice on the radio already.

Tomorrow, I want to talk a bit about some things that are supposedly happening behind the scenes sort of speak, that the Main Stream Media is not addressing. They could be, they just choose not too. Part of that is they want to ignore or deny it exists. The Great Reset, or the Great Awakening! From what I understand from others is there is 2 resets, one from the bad guys and one from the good guys; and the good guys have already won. The bad guys being the Deep State/or the Cabal as they are known internationally. Yes QAnon has been involved in this. Their claims and predictions anyway. I have several sources I have been listening in on regarding these events. They are very credible, for the most part. They do get it wrong sometimes. Sometimes! Child and human trafficking, pedophilia is a huge issue, greater than and more sickening than we could ever have imagined. Satanic rituals are part of it, and this I know to be true! So I hope you can join in tomorrow; I promise it won’t be as boring as today! My short term goal is not to get censored!!

I always welcome your comments and criticism, just be polite please. You can stand firm and adamantly oppose me, just be civil. I don’t want to have to yell back! You can make comments at my blog ArlinReport.com or email me at aluttrell22@yahoo.com. I will respond when I can. Thank you so much for being here today. Be safe!

National Anthem in St. Louis, AWESOME! Blues vs. Predators……………


I don’t know who took this photo, I wish I did, at Scottrade, in St. Louis

Two Army Rangers, one a Sgt., the other a Staff Sgt. ( I am sorry I don’t have their names), were introduced and honored before the Blues/Predators playoff game tonight.   Then the singing of the Anthem was dedicated to the flood victims in the St. Louis area and throughout Missouri.   Charles Glenn who often sings the anthem before Blues games, sang the beginning phrase, then stepped aside from the microphone and sang along with the fans.   Over 19,000, a full house, sang the National Anthem together, louder and sweeter than I have ever heard any crowd at any sporting event sing it, EVER.  I heard it on the radio as I was pulling into my garage, to go watch the game on TV.  I never, ever heard it clearer or louder, or with more pride.

I have never been prouder of St. Louis fans EVER.   Even the radio announcers…….after the last note………..said AWESOME; OVER 19,000 SING THE ANTHEM LIKE YOU HAVE NEVER HEARD IT.  You have never heard a football crowd of 70,000 sing it that loud and clear, ever.    I am being honest here………it had me in near tears.

Go Blues!

STL MR. HOCKEY: BOBBY PLAGER


 

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I’ve been going to St. Louis Blues games from the beginning of the franchise (1967).   Many of the those years in the old building, the Arena, then when is was called the Checkerdome…and now Scottrade.    One of the greatest nights of Blue’s Hockey took place last evening and I shared it with my daughter, who hadn’t been to a game since she was little, my son-in-law attending his first Blue’s game and my significant-other, we’ve been often.  Bobby Plager, had his number 5 raised to the rafters alongside his brother’s, Barclay Plager (number 8).

It was a beautiful, well deserved and long over-due ceremony.   The Blues did it with class! Bobby spoke to the crowd, and in typical Bobby Plager fashion praised the organization, his former teammates, fans and family.  The best moment, when they raised # 5, about half-way up, # 8 was lowered alongside # 5 and together they finished the ascension to the top.

We’ve met Bobby a number of times at his sports bar and grill (Bobby’s Place), he is kind and enjoyable to be around; unlike many sports celebrities today.  Thank you Bobby!

I’ll end it there, where Bobby Plager belongs…..at the top next to his beloved brother Barclay.

 

BLUES WIN WINTER CLASSIC!!!


ST. LOUIS, MO - JANUARY 2: Robby Fabbri #15 of the St. Louis Blues and Trevor van Riemsdyk #57 of the Chicago Blackhawks chase the puck during the 2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic at Busch Stadium on January 2, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

The Winter Classic was played in Busch Stadium with the Arch in the background.   The Blues won the game 4 – 1 before a crowd of over 45,000 fans.   The game was tied 1 – 1 before Vladimir Tarasenko took over, scoring two goals late in the third period.  Alexander Steen add an empty netter to close the scoring.

A perfect finish to the weekend and New Year for St. Louis and Blues fans.  Oh I should mention the visiting team was the Chicago Blackhawks.

ARLIN REPORT THOUGHT OF THE DAY: THE WINTER CLASSIC IN ST. LOUIS


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The Winter Classic is “SCHEDULED” to be played today at noon Central Time between the St. Louis Blues and the Chicago Blackhawks.   Weather in Missouri is not easily predicted.  We can have 20 degree temps this time of year or we can have 70 degrees.  In Missouri you never know and it can change in just a few short hours.   Going from 60 to 40 is not impossible within a couple of hours.   Today, the threat is…….RAIN!   Not snow…..RAIN!

If they get this game in it will be nothing short of a little miracle.   As I write this at 11:10 AM, there is a light but steady drizzle.   We’ll never see this game scheduled again in St. Lou.

GO BLUES!