Soap Box

What if, How So, Who Knows?

Oct 20 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | Ebola | 1 Comment

In spite of all the other very serious and catastrophic things that are happening in the world, I believe the one issue that is first and foremost in most everybody's mind is the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa.
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The President Who Cried Wolf

Oct 17 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | Obama | 15 Comments

There are times in the history of a nation when the citizens desperately need a strong leader, an authority figure, a larger than life, take charge kind of a person who can step before the cameras and microphones ...

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Poetic License

Oct 13 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | Obama, Politics | 17 Comments

 I think we all learn pretty early in life that two and two does not always add up to four when you're referring to some people and especially some entities.

Take the global warming, oh pardon me, “climate change” crowd. No ...

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Worrisome Things

Oct 10 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | ISIS, Middle East, World Events | 19 Comments

 The world is moving so fast and so many devastating things are happening on a daily basis that even serious issues are constantly back burnered to make way for a more serious or more currant piece of bad news.

ISIS, Ebola, drought, ...

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Double Standards

Oct 6 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | Politics | 22 Comments

Anybody who even makes a cursory effort to keep up with the news would, in all honesty, have to admit that there is a double standard when it comes to who gets handled with kid gloves and who gets handled with a pitch ...

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Forty Years and a Few Million Miles Ago

Forty Years and a Few Million Miles Ago

Oct 3 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | CDB History, Music, Volunteer Jam | 2 Comments

The Charlie Daniels Band had been nipping at the heels of major success for a while with a top ten single in 1973, "Uneasy Rider," and several albums that played on a lot of radio stations around the country and sold moderately well, but never ...

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Facing Facts

Sep 29 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | Politics | 13 Comments

 Politicians these days - when accessing a situation - are not concerned about how it will affect the country, but how they can best turn it to their advantage, how they can spin it, twist it and gain from it; truth and the nation be damned....

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Old Suspicions

Sep 26 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | General | 23 Comments

 Regardless of the spin machine at the White House and the sycophants who call themselves journalists who defend Obama's every step, any thinking person can see through the saccharine veil with enough clarity to know that a major part of ...

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Winds of War

Sep 22 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | ISIS, Middle East | 20 Comments

I have heard differing opinions about how ISIS or ISIL or whatever you choose to call the horde of barbarians murdering, raping and pillaging their way through Iraq and Syria came into being and I'm sure the finger ...

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Reflections on the Golden One

Sep 19 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | Family | 3 Comments

Ten o'clock on a Sunday morning doesn't seem very early to most folks, but to a hard-working twenty-something musician who just finished playing his club gig a few hours before, ...

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