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Labor Day 2014

Sep 1 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | Labor Day | 3 Comments

 When I was a kid, the most significant meaning of Labor Day was that is signaled the beginning of another school year. Our summer vacations began Memorial Day and ran until Labor Day so it was not greeted with much enthusiasm by the ...

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Fatal Inertia

Aug 29 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | ISIS, Middle East | 13 Comments

I have learned in my life that there are certain situations that you sit back and let develop and come to you and those, which require your immediate reaction before the seed germinates and the problem grows bigger ...

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Politics, an Art Form - Theatrics

Aug 25 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | Politics | 23 Comments

The words “public service” are misnomers when applied to present day politicians. It’s no longer about service to the country but service to self, party, ideology and greed.

The days of "Give me ...

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Seeds of Anarchy

Anarchy as defined in the Webster’s dictionary - A situation of confusion and wild behavior in which the people in a country, group, organization, etc., are not controlled by rules or laws.

I don't know all the circumstances surrounding ...

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Satanic Evil Personified

Aug 18 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | Middle East | 13 Comments

 It seems it's hard for some people to accept the fact that there is an evil in this world that goes far beyond criminal behavior, or just plain meanness, an evil so demented and so unrepentant that it knows no depths and no bounds.

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Walking Fast and Looking Straight Ahead

Aug 15 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | America, Politics | 28 Comments

 For the last few years a lot of America has been whistling through the graveyard afraid of looking right, left or behind lest they see some specter they don't want to admit exists.

So they ingest the smoke and mirror reports about ...

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Conundrum

Aug 11 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | Israel, Middle East | 6 Comments

I sometimes wonder if Israel would just set back and let Hamas rockets rain down on their population without any retaliation at all, if it would please the mainstream media, half-witted Hollywood hacks and various and sundry other ...

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My Beautiful America

Aug 8 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | America | 4 Comments

This piece has been posted before, but Charlie used it in a speech yesterday in Nashville and wanted to use it as today's soapbox. A recorded version of this recitation is also available on the CDB albums, Freedom and ...

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Conquest, War, Famine and Death

Aug 4 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | Middle East, Religion | 9 Comments

All my life I have heard good Christian people say that the time for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ was at hand, that the signs of His coming were appearing and that His return was imminent. These statements ...

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O Canada

Aug 1 , 2014 | Posted by: Charlie | Canada | 1 Comment

As I write this, we have just arrived in Canada for a string of show dates in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia on the East Coast where the provinces (what we in the U.S. call states) are known as the Maritimes, ...

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