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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.

Friday, October 04, 2013

Samford Lectures: Mendacity, Mike, Billy and President Carter

  Weds and Thursday I attended three lectures at Samford presented by my friend Randall Balmer of Dartmouth. It was his third appearance at Samford over the last 15 years.

    Check his website www.randallbalmer.com; and check links and commentary on his appearance in the history room of www.baptistlife.com/forums

    In the 3pm lecture yesterday I broached Bama Speaker Mike Hubbard's name as continuing to practice the politics of "mendacity" Balmer so carefully laid out in his history of how tax exemption for white flight academies in Mississippi in 69 and then Bob Jones University in fights in the 70s were demagogued by rightwing forces as they found ways to galvanize fundamentalists of the religious right, what Paul Weyrich saw as a sleeping "giant" waiting to be awakened.

   From Tax exemption Francis Schaefer called Weyrich and with Bob Billings politicized abortion. All chicanery, all in an effort of the Devil.

     Mike Hubbard continues to practice the same kind of politics here in Bama. May God have Mercy on His soul.

   Also see Samford public facebook page and links at bl.com to feature today in the Birmingham News.

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