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Observations on Turning 78

Oct 27 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | Life | 3 Comments

October 28th will be my 78th birthday and I'm just sitting here wondering what, if anything, it represents, some significant milestone or chronological line I'll be crossing that will change my perspectives or effect my ...

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To Tell the Truth

Oct 24 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | Obama | 5 Comments

To Tell The Truth - Soapbox 10/24/14

One of the first things I was taught as a child was to tell the truth, no matter the consequences, no matter the ramifications. It was ingrained in me from my earliest ...

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What if, How So, Who Knows?

Oct 20 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | Ebola | 5 Comments

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 | 16 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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