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Born May 18, 1953; got saved at Truett Memorial BC in Hayesville, NC 1959. On rigged ballot which I did not rig got Most Intellectual class of 71, Gaffney High School. Furman Grad, Sociology major but it was little tougher than Auburn football players had Had three dates with beautiful women the summer of 1978. Did not marry any of em. Never married anybody cause what was available was undesirable and what was desirable was unaffordable. Unlucky in love as they say and even still it is sometimes heartbreaking. Had a Pakistani Jr. Davis Cupper on the Ropes the summer of 84, City Courts, Rome Georgia I've a baby sitter, watched peoples homes while they were away on Vacation. Freelance writer, local consultant, screenwriter, and the best damn substitute teacher of Floyd County Georgia in mid 80's according to an anonymous kid passed me on main street a few years later when I went back to get a sandwich at Schroeders. Had some good moments in Collinsville as well. Ask Casey Mattox at www.clsnet.org if he will be honest about it. I try my best to make it to Bridges BBQ in Shelby NC at least four times a year.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Ike's GDaughter's Obama endorsement speech

Here is an excerpt:

Overseas, our credibility is at an all-time low. We urgently need torestore our international leadership position and the leverage that goes withit to address urgent problems before they become crises.We must advance a new and compelling vision for the 21st century.

Butrather than focus on these critical strategic issues, our national discoursehas turned into a petty squabble.Too many people in power have failed us. Belligerence has been asubstitute for strength; stubbornness for leadership; and impulsive action hasreplaced measured and thoughtful response.

Once during the Eisenhower administration, Ike was under fire from hiscritics for moving too slowly in responding to political pressure. After avisit to the oval office by Robert Frost, the famous American poet sent thepresident a note: "the strong," he wrote, "are saying nothing until they see."

I believe that Barack Obama has the energy and the temperament to leadthis country. He knows that we can either advance on the distant hills of hopeor retreat to the garrisons of fear. As our standard bearer, he can mobilize ademoralized America and inspire all of us to show up for duty. Discipline willbe required, as will compromise, flexibility and quiet strength.

And link to entire speech:

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/2008-democratic-national-convention-remarks,521260.shtml

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