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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.

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Marco Rubio's Big Lie; The Politics of Gloria Morgan and David Ryan

       Marco Rubio wants to bring back the party of Reagan and Lincoln as if he is a member of a Lincoln Party. Rubio and the entire field with the possible exception of John Kasich, is advancing a big Lie. Lee Atwater and the fundamentalist takeover of the Southern Baptist Convention whored the party of Lincoln off to the residue of the John Birch Society. See the "Nigger Memo" in Wuthnow's Rough Country from the pen of Lee Atwater; Google Garry Wills masterful review of EJ Dionne's recent book on the GOP at nybooks.com
     It is unsightly to see Richard Shelby prostitute himself off to the right wing in Alabama. He knows in his gut the Bama GOP is not the party of Judge Frank Johnson. Hell almost all of his proud staffers in his DC office, most U Bama grads, don't even know who Judge Frank Johnson was. Johnson was a true Lincoln but he couldn't even get a hearing today if still around and Obama was to nominate him to the Supreme Court. There would be no SEC football without Judge Frank Johnson. Check Bama history. Have Nick Saban to have Derrick Henry and Mark Ingram and other standouts of recent Auburn and Bammer football, even Charles Barkley to have a Town Hall with Auburn Living Democracy Project, the David Matthews Center for Civic Life and Shelby and Cliff Simms of Yellowhammer and Crawford Broadcasting to put an end to Rubio's Lie

   Gloria Morgan is having her tenth or 11th Christian Ladies of Collinsville annual meeting this weekend. Her Son Joseph puffed it in his Southern Torch Magazine. According to Jojo the Ladies pray and impart insight into the politics and culture of one of Bama's most Diverse communities.
    But Gloria, otherwise good woman she is, has her politics sabotaged by the abortion issue; a concern that traffics the politics of "mendacity" according to Christine Stansell in New Republic. I am concerned by many conversations with three of her four sons, the three that have some virtue, they differ with their mother on her political calibrations.
     Where is Gloria Morgan on the Dream Act and why does she support Phil Williams while struck mute on the citizenship of undocumented children who continue to do grand citizen and scholarly work at my Mother's alma mater, Collinsville High School.
    And where is her sergeant at arms, Jennifer Wilkins and the Auburn University Democracy Town Hall on this matter.

   David Ryan voted yesterday. I was there when he came in. About ten years ago this Baptist Deacon and myself had a memorable incident in Collinsville every local heard about.  Ten or so days later I brought it to the attention of Jim Wallis, the nationally known advocate on a visit to South Carolina.
    Thought I would mention Ryan's name in this blog.

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