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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, April 30, 2014

Sterling Silver, Mike Hubbard and Race

  I called the Governor's office this morning and told them I would have something up this afternoon for them re the intense conversation this morning on I was on hold for 20 minutes but they didn't take my call.

    NBA owner Sterling and the NBA commissioner Silver produced a strong conversation from the Paul Finebaum show to now, NPR. I was gonna chat about Mike Hubbard with the Auburn program maybe more sinister, insidious than the 80 yr old Sterling, cause Mike goes to the Methodist church more often than I imagine Sterling does.

   Mike's politics of Tea Party immigration law and voter suppression are more calculated, I'm tempted to say evil than a product of a race ignorant generation like Sterling. Fleming Rutledge has a great sermon about Will Campbell and Sam Bowers titled "God Damned Christians" everybody should read from the Auburn Network to the NPR Panel.

   And here in Bama Rose Sanders of the Selma School board race politics are as toxic as Hubbard; and she's a black woman. All the righteous indignation should examine her and her politics of race resentment as well.

    Michael Eric Dyson, articulate as he is could use a dose of  Paul Harvey's Moses, Jesus and the TRickster; and the whole panel including the MIT proff should bone up on the relationship of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Frank Fisher, out this week in my friend Charles Marsh's new bio of DB. Marsh takes Rick Santorum's Bonhoeffer scholar Metaxas to the woodshed like Eisenhower took Joe McCarthy. If you are personally acquainted with Roger Ailes or Bill Oreilly, tell em I said so.

   That's the rough, off the cuff verson. Check back later as I continue to refine my bullet points on this one.

   The Governor is waiting.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Neil Thrash, Joseph Morgan and Judas Iscariot

     Front page above the fold in the Ft Payne Times Journal today annouces the firing of 30 year beloved High School baseketball coach Neil Thrash, Reminds me of a scene in the Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford when Jesse sees in the paper the arrest and conviction of Dick Liddle. Jesse says, lookee here, lookee here. In the mid 90's he coached my local heroes Solomon Stanton and now CIA Arabic language expert Mark Dutton to four straight County championships.

    Joseph MOrgan boasted to me a year ago about his role in helping flip Dekalb County to Republican control which meant the election of County School Supe Hugh Taylor. Longtime District Judge Rains was also ousted.

   Joseph now works for the Tea Party Republicans of Alabama. The righteous pharisees who woulda deported half the soccer team in Collinsville that won the state championship last year.

   In the TJ article Neil Thrash said:  " I graduated from Fyffe HS, my wife taught here, my three kids go to school here in Fyffe, I live in this community, I love this community and I don't want to say anything on the record that's going to hurt any of the people that I just mentioned."

    JoJo's brother Mark played basketball for Coach Thrash. Joe's father john, for the 25 years I've been around kept the clock for the HS basketball games.

   Is JoJo Judas Iscariot here at Easter Season.

    For sure according to Garry Wills easy google in the review of Bama Grad Joe Scarborough's book you could make a good case Jospeph is a traitor for a pound of silver.
    On the other hand his Mother said in difference to the current Pope, she would vote for the fetus every time over other concerns likes justice for the poor or good school policy.

    Maybe Joseph is confused. He has three smart brothers that have benefitted from the best schools in the nation. Maybe they can bear some witness to him.

    Then there is Shakespeare. Coach Thrash taught Shakespeare a semester in Collinsville while an English teacher was on maternity leave. Joe's Duke Brother was in that class. Joe's Father said Neil did a good job.

  Here  is some Hamlet for Jojo and Supe Taylor:

   There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio
  Than are Dreamt of in In Your Philosophy!