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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.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Alabama: World's Largest City Council

Bob Davis gets it about right.
http://www.annistonstar.com/opinion/2009/as-columns-0405-bdaviscol-9d03v4114.htm

There are still a few questions I would like to see him and Wayne Flynt and Hardy Jackson and Stephen Black answer about Constitutional Reform.
But they have to tour the state and convince local and small town Athletic Clubs they have the defining, winning argument.

I had some interesting exchanges with some operatives and the candidate himself Friday when Ft. Payne native Ron Sparks announced for Governor.

He is refining his message daily, but best I could gather from him and two staffers on the fly Friday was he is with Randy Owen and Lowell Barron and the campaign to "Let the People Vote" on casino gambling in the state sugar coated with dreams of Branson, Mo. throughout the state; but does not trust the people to understand the arguments of the Anniston Star, Flynt, Jackson, the late Tom Corts and company on Const Reform.
Fears it would be a run away for the special interests.

Looks to me that is what we have now fogged by AEA, Alfa and now this Randy Owen, Milton McGregor, George Jones juggernaut.

Folks with more virtue, intelligence, savvy and money than me will have to take it up.
Right now I'm a little cynical about the outcome cause to paraphrase the Sheriff in No Country for Old Men: Point being in a contest between the Alabama Baptist Joe Godfrey and Sweet Home politics of casino gambling fogging Const Reform, more than the outcome being less than certain, for sure to end up in a thicket, a swamp to the despair of the ghosts of Judge Frank Johnson, Hugo Black; even Harper Lee.

Line in the movie was Point bein even in a contest between a man and a steer the outcome is not certain.
I'm kinda feeling like if I was the state of Alabama referent for the widow in the movie, Anton Chigurh is there in every dream I have for Alabama waiting flip the coin.
That's my experience in the worlds' largest City Counci; What's Yours????

PS: And there was my friend Jojo Morgan working PR for the event Friday in Ft. Payne.
Jojo there with a big smile. Good to see him, but I was not sure what scene of Oh Brother, Where Art Thou we were in.
Sunday from the pulpit in Collinsville, Alabama his Dad was promoting the ALCAP flyer naming Lowell Barron and Randy Owen themselves as culprits in the state.
If the Morgan family of Duke, UVA, Yale and UA Capstone can't speak a certain sound; if they too fall prey to the Casino Gambling Distraction away from the Larger Cause of Constitutional Reform not to mention the feckless pettifoggery they fail prey too in regard the fundamentalist takeover of the SBC, and it's Yale application/library policy concomitant; then what hope is there?

Another Baptist view:


http://www.ethicsdaily.com/news.php?viewStory=13956

1 Comments:

Blogger bapticus hereticus said...

Alabama missed a golden opportunity to change her Constitution several years back due to significant organizing by God's children, our brothers and sisters in Christ, that opposed such. Most everything in the state, determined in Birmingham and sanctioned in Montgomery, is inadequate, more so as one moves across the stroke belt. Need? No! Want? Yes! "God, that our leaders enact policy reflecting the best of this country, this state, and our people," pray Job, the collective. And an angel of the Lord responds, "seems it's not always the leaders that are shortsighted but many that call God by name and are committed to placing laws in stone. God hears, of course, but it is difficult when they are 'carried towards the west' even when their '[souls'] form bends to the East.'" Surely they miss the irony of their turn given the many previously and subsequently marginalized, as sanctioned by state and religion, turn in both their richest and neediest moments to cry "O think me worth thine anger, punish me, burn off my rust, and my deformity; restore thine image, so much, by thy grace, that thou mayst know me, and I'll turn my face." God has the back of the former, too. But ....

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