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Respect for Life

Respect for Life

Aug 28 , 2015 | Posted by: Charlie | Abortion | 1 Comment

 The recent rash of undercover videos involving Planned Parenthood's harvesting of organs and body parts from aborted babies would be bad enough without the accompanying dialogue, but when you add the macabre comments and the downright ...

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An Open Letter to Congress

An Open Letter to Congress

Aug 24 , 2015 | Posted by: Charlie | Congress | 62 Comments

 I am a proud American who believes that America has held - and still holds - a very sensitive and special place in the affairs of mankind on Planet Earth. I believe that America has been divinely blessed and protected in our two centuries ...

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Behind the Door

Behind the Door

Aug 21 , 2015 | Posted by: Charlie | Politics | 9 Comments

Largely due to my deep religious beliefs, my pro-American stance on international affairs, my convictions concerning domestic and social policies and my intransigence in holding on to them, I am often accused of being a racist, a person who ...

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Remembrances of My Friend

Remembrances of My Friend

Aug 17 , 2015 | Posted by: Charlie | Bob Johnston, CDB History | 1 Comment

 It would be hard (no, impossible) for me to think what my life and career in the music business would have been like, had I not met a Texan named Donald William Johnston, known to the music world as Bob.

It was 1959, I was a ...

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Nothing But the Truth

Nothing But the Truth

Aug 14 , 2015 | Posted by: Charlie | Obama, Obamacare, Politics | 8 Comments

 I am a person who values honesty above all other virtues. To me, it is the bedrock of any meaningful relationship, be it personal or business, and the baseline requirement for anybody who ...

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The Volunteer Jam

The Volunteer Jam

Aug 10 , 2015 | Posted by: Charlie | CDB History, Volunteer Jam | 4 Comments

 This Wednesday, August 12, 2015 we are celebrating the 40th anniversary of a Tennessee tradition called the Volunteer Jam.

It's been several years since we've done a Volunteer Jam in Nashville and there's a whole new generation of ...

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Derailed

Derailed

Aug 7 , 2015 | Posted by: Charlie | 7 Comments

 Somewhere between people fleeing the tyranny of monarchy and the class system and unfair practices it fostered, the folks looking for the freedom to practice their deeply held religious beliefs, ordinary human beings who only wanted a ...

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And the Wall Came Tumbling Down

And the Wall Came Tumbling Down

Aug 3 , 2015 | Posted by: Charlie | Politics | 8 Comments

From Webster’s Dictionary:

Charity - the act of giving money, food, or other kinds of help to people who are poor, sick.

Federal entitlements, regardless of what ever clever antonym or fancy ...

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A Personal Observation on Stock Car Racing

A Personal Observation on Stock Car Racing

Jul 31 , 2015 | Posted by: Charlie | NASCAR | 14 Comments

NASCAR has come a long way since the days of Lee Petty, Fireball Roberts and Herb Thomas and his Fabulous Hudson Hornet. When Bubba and Junior saved up for months to make it to North Wilkesboro ...

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BearTracks

BearTracks

Jul 27 , 2015 | Posted by: Charlie | Russia | 5 Comments

Back in the late 80’s and early 90’s when the Berlin Wall was coming down and all the talk about perestroika and glasnost were making the rounds, when Gorbachev came to power and was being viewed as the great Russian ...

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