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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, August 12, 2016

Lincoln Republicans and the Dekalb County Alabama School Board race.

      As I've said many times here on my blog my Grandfather James Columbus Jordan ran as a Lincoln Republican for superintendent of DeKalb County, Alabama Schools in the second decade of the 20th Century. He was born in 1881 and his father James Sanders Jordan buried in Rocky Mt Cemetery was born in 1841 and fought with the Union.

    Now a hundred years later another good Republican Jason Barnett is using his doctorate in education from U Bama to run for school supe in same county as a Republican. Jason is a good man, for several years has been assistant principal at my mother's alma mater, Collinsville High School in one of the most ethnically diverse towns in the state. He has said he takes seriously the notion an undocumented student who graduates from HS and has been of good character and scholastic discipline for six years in United states is worthy of citizenship in this country upon graduation.

   That would put him in a different place from Donald Trump, Mike Hubbard, Rick and Bubba and Trey Gowdy as I understand him, though Barnett may have a friend in Chic Fil A CEO Dan Cathy.

   I'm anxious to find out.

    My Grandfather was soundly defeated because to the good ole boy yellow dog dems of the time Identified him as a friend of the colored people, to put it mildly. We will see how Barnett navigates the diversity of Collinsville as he apparently is in a minority in the GOP with his notions of immigration reform.

    And he has another big hurdle to test his integrity and grit. And that is the notion of Bleaching as implemented by Southern Torch editor Joseph Morgan and others that placed Hugh Taylor and others in office in the 2012 vote. Taylor and other benefitted from the coattails of bleaching which now has Collinsville chopped up into 5 legislative districts. Phil Williams my state senator is part of the problem and John and Gloria Morgan who many people in the town look to as the bellwether of moral politics are out to lunch on the matter.

    I'm looking to see how it plays out in Trey Gowdy's contest in the 4th District of SC. I went to a picnic with his challenger Chris Fedalei couple Saturday's ago visiting the upstate and had some interesting conversations with some Furman students who said they had a chat in DC with Gowdy about gerrymandering. They said Gowdy, the chief tormentor of Hillary Clinton, the man who worships at FBC Spartanburg with Billy Graham, said Republicans don't mess with legislative district lines. Gowdy's prevarication gives him a longer Pinnochio than ever nosed Hillary and the link at the end of this blog says the Fox News Darling is a traitor to democracy. Strong words, but read the New York Review of Books and come to your own conclusion. And by all means go to Barnes and Noble and read the book. Get it for your local library.

    Christians don't bear false witness. Are you really a Christian voter or do you need rededication. I see that hand going up.

      Furman has extended an invitation to Gowdy and Fedalei to sponsor a debate between the two. There at My and Marshall Frady's alma mater, home of the Dick Riley Inst, Riley President Bill Clinton's Sec of Education. So from JoJo Morgan to Dick Riley, From Collinsville to Furman the bacon is in the fryin pan.

    Read the following link closely as your patriotic duty as an informed voter. And God Bless the United States of America.

      http://www.johnathonkelso.com/5usperjj3k7tqbkixlhs4ivtxks5g6

    That s a good fun link most of whom imagine will be Trump voters but not the one I meant to post. 

   Here is the one to read carefully

    American Democracy Betrayed.

   Is Jason Barnett's Doctorate up to making this a part of the conversation in his campaign, even with the likes of Joseph Morgan and Phil Williams and the jockocracy that gathers ever Thursday night at Don Chico's in Collinsville or The Shed, many of them my friends?

    http://www.nybooks.com/articles/2016/08/18/american-democracy-betrayed/

   

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