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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.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Chicken N Dumplins and Politics

Had some great Dumplins today, up there with the best and that means Nanny Fox and Aunt Juanita.
Got em at the American Cafe in Collinsville, Alabama. They routinely come through on the meat and three; though I wish Muffins was still established in Centre, from which the current owners derived.

Saturday I went to Fall Fest in Centre, Alabama. I thought Josh Segall was gonna be there

http://www.segall2008.com/blog/?p=33

But he didn't make it.
Word was I just missed incumbent Mike Rogers in the parade. Was told he was to be at Jax St at 10 am on Tuesday. I thought about going down but didn't make it. Never figure out where to park there without hiking a mile when I go.
But did have an interesting conversation with JSU poli sci proff Lori Owens, chair of the Cherokee County GOP. I took her to be evasive on the integrity of abortion in the attack ad Rogers has weighed against SEgall. She volunteered she never had an abortion, but didn't much want to go there when propositioned the Bush Women and Cindy McCain were as pro abortion as Josh Segall if that is the point that is most grinding in the Bama 3rd.
Segall is down 8 points. I don't know if he can make it up against an incumbent. Even folks who are bent Rogers way concede he is obnoxious, and Segall has the support of former county activists for Rogers.
I have given some unsolicited advice to Segall as you see in the link above. The Powerful Joe Turnham is in Segall's corner. Would be great if Turnham and Segall could get President Bush's Dem Congressman from Texas, Chet Edwards; and the classmate of Bama Power CEO Anniston native Dudley Reynolds, Indy US blue dog congressman Baron Hill, to come tour the Bama 3rd with Segall over a weekend soon and do some hard politikin.
I don't speak for any of these people, just think it could make an interesting and timely sequence of events.
I think that would move Hardy Jackson, easily more of an Atticus Finch at Jax St than Lori Owens-- Hardy, a man who understands what is best and most virtuous for the hard working folks of Bama 3rd and can articulate it; a Chet Edwards/Hill tour, I think would impress Jackson to come around and make a strong case with Brandt Ayers in the Anniston Star.
That endorsement with some savvy attack ads may just pull it out for Segall.
Get the good ole boys and girls swayed by the provincial rascals in front of the 50's pickups asking themselves in the worst circumstances since the depression, could we do any worse than the 407 worst rated congressman in the Senate.
Hell, Josh has a pulse and some ideas; if nothin else folks could vote him out in a couple terms if say he don't break up into the low 390's ranks.
You know, appeal to their sense of pride; War Eagle and a Tomato sandwich for every bible study break and what not.
And I ain't makin fun of nobody. My Daddy was a Babdiss preacher and first cousin Max Helton was an original Chaplain to Nascar; friend to Bobby and Davey Allison and Little E.
I guess we will have to wait and see.
I have a hard time solving the riddle and Rick Lance and Bob Terry don't help much as they persist in suckin Cooperative Program dollars for the career of Richard Land.

1 Comments:

Blogger bapticus hereticus said...

you speak of evasiveness of individuals engaged in the political process. seems Palin and her apparent/supposed/alleged ties to AIP needs a bit of daylight. if, however, she desires to stand in the shadows of this issue, perhaps she will cease the hypocritical talk of Obama and his apparent/supposed/alleged palling proclivities? see salon.com for details.

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