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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 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 03, 2012

The First Debate

A couple things about the first debate. One friend texted we need Clinton but he can be discounted and this is sad because his bromance with the Man From Arkansas fogs his perspective, and it is getting predictable. Nothing taken away from Clinton who was one of the most gifted Presidents we've had, but his time is past.

A cousin was almost ecstatic saying Obama is lost without his teleprompter.

An international friend said It is what it is.

I liked the streaming Tweet across MSNBC that said he'd like the license plate of the truck that Jim Lehrer rode home in cause the driver should be indicted for running all over this debate.

Me, On style Mitt took this. All that How to Win Friends and Influence People Mormon training paid off for him Big Time tonight. But I'm not convinced BYU's big night is America's gain at this moment.

The President had the aura of Nixon on a Bad Day and that is not good.

Still he had the strongest line and I paraphrase: If you believe the Big Bold Idea Romney has been promising is Nevermind, then vote for the Governor.

The electorate basks in its ignorance. It is not time for America to vote for the Mormon church to lead the country just because they are nice people.

It is time to reject the Tea Party; take them out of Congress. And Time for a nationwide read and conversation of Jeff Faux's The Servant Economy framed by Ornstein's easily googled conversation with Diane Rehm May 7 of

Stephen M. Fox, Gaffney Furman Bama and Beyond
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Blogger Ed said...

Steve did the Catholic Church run the country after JFK's election.

The Religion card is no more legitimate than the race card.

8:43 PM  
Blogger foxofbama said...

Some of my friends at have weighed in on my blog. FTR let it be known David Flick, who is in my blog picture, Oklahoman on the left in the Shot bookending me, went on record at emphasizing Ed 2nd clause above about the Religion Card.

But I like what Sandy said. I can figure Sandy. He stays in the SBC but is not immune to dissent. That is no apology for the fundamentalist takeover, just fascinates me and others at Yet he was generous with this take, and I quote:

It is interesting that the media is focusing on Romney's aggressiveness and style, and not so much on the fact that almost everything he said was incorrect, and that we are now hearing yet a third "plan" and approach to how he will approach the presidency, this one almost identical to what Obama did in his first term. That should have been the President's opportunity to refute, and I suspect we will see a lot of refutation in the coming days. It may do GOP hearts good to know that Mitt can rise to occasions like this, but its probably not going to change many minds or votes.

11:04 AM  
Blogger foxofbama said...

NY Times Oct 4 Oped. First paragraph....

The first debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney, so long anticipated, quickly sunk into an unenlightening recitation of tired talking points and mendacity. With few sparks and little clarity on the immense gulf that truly separates the two men and their policies, Wednesday’s encounter provided little guidance for voters still trying to understand the choice in next month’s election.

12:23 PM  

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