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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.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Pretense Balancing

   This last week when my sister turned 58; well it was Alabama week on NPR. On Wednesday the Diane Rehm show had an hour long conversation with the NY Times journalist who had the front page story in the Sunday Jan 11 issue on Bama House Speaker and member in good standing of FUMC Auburn, Mike Hubbard on how he "flipped" the State legislature here. Great piece Jan 1 in the Bham Weld on how that exacerbates income disparity in the state.

   Collinsville product Joseph Morgan most likely was in the inner workings of Hubbard's design as political director of the state GOP. So much for the Morgan legacy in Collinsville and all that Duke, UVA and Yale educations of the three brothers. Looks like prayer time aint what it used to be in the Morgan house, or Francis Schaefer has indeed prevailed.
    Thursday, 45 minute conversation with the author of the new bio of Roger Ailes, the news director for Fox News which is pretty popular with the Tea Party. Talks about the belly dancer Little Egypt, the Mike Douglas Show and Richard Nixon historically.
     But then gets to the bona fides of Hubbard and Jo Jo Morgan's Mah Fybah--see Oh Brother Where art Thou--with the "Christian" cable news practice of "pretense balancing. Google and listen to Fresh Air online.
    I've gotten word to UMC Bishop Deb Wallace Padgett about it, and Tripp Martin of FBC Auburn. Maybe Jennifer Wilkins will get word to the Auburn University Living Democracy Project and some of you will discuss it in Sunday School Sunday.
     As Eddie Murphy said: "It aint Nuthn but a Short Walk!"


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