Monday, December 21, 2009



Out of the blue last week, listening to a mixed tape a friend made me years ago, a John Schneider song caught me by surprise. It got me to thinking about the string of hit songs he had.

I jumped on line and ordered his Greatest Hits CD.

His voice is so smooth, the songs are all great and speak to me in different ways, speaking to me on very personal levels.They do so even more now.


You don't need to try and fool me. You don't need to lead me on. You don't need to say you love me. I've been around enough to know.


Country girls are sweeter than Tupelo honey. Country girls are warmer than the Georgia sun. They know how to touch you, know how to love you, take you right out of this world, I'm so glad that God made country girls.


You gave me all kinds of reasons to stay...but like the fool that I am, I still walked away......and it's a short walk from heaven to hell....A few steps from an angel that loved me so well.......When I left I shook hands, with the devil himself and it's a short walk, from heaven to hell.

(**One line in the song I really like: "What I took for love, she took for fun"...I'm sure many out there identify with that lyric.")


We sleep separately together, never touching,and you won't talk about it, anymore,I guess you've just grown so used to having me around you, that I'm just, so old habit that you ignore.


What's a memory like you, doing in a love like this, she thinks we're all through, but that's not the way it is, when I hold her in my arms, it's your lips I still kiss, what's a memory like you, doing in a love like this....


'Cause I've got all that I need to be happy, 'cause your love makes everything right, you're the first thing that I'll need tomorrow and your the last thing I needed tonight.....your the last thing I needed, you always are, I can't wait for the day to end, your the last thing I needed, to hold in my arms, if I, should never wake up again.....Now always find you somewhere in my dreams and I know when I close my eyes, you'll be the first thing that I'll need tomorrow, and the last thing I needed tonight.


I called her up to say I'm sorry, I just can't have lunch today, 'cause the boss just called and he's flying in from LA. And as the phone rang, I remembered a time, how simple things used to be, then her voice came on the line and I heard the answer machine, she said, I'm sorry I can't take your call, but I'm packing up to go away, and, John, if that's you, your just canceling lunch anyway, oh you used to find the time, but now you don't even try, so at the sound of the tone, your own your own.....good-bye.


Since she left me, I've got a choice, I can take the long way home.


I been losing my mind, one love at a time, gettin' up just to be knocked down...but with all that pain I come back again..and I always go one more round....

Thursday, December 10, 2009


I am FED up with AOL.

Once upon a time when a new version of AOL was released, an installation CD was sent via the mail.

An AOL 9.0 Optimized CD came with my computer back in 2004.

Sometime later an AOL 9.0 Security Edition was sent in the mail.

Since then, the AOL 9.0 Security Edition CD became scratched and not usable, so, I'm stuck with 9.0 Optimized.

Worth noting is that AOL crashes at least twice a month requiring that I reinstall it.

I have scanned the AOL Help section (which is, NO help at all)

I am guessing that installation CD's are a thing of the past.

Here is a newsflash.....

Some of us don't live in urban areas. We live out in the sticks where the ONLY choice is dial up.

As I write this, I have been downloading (LOL) AOL 9.5 online. Been at it for over an hour now and it isn't even up to 10% downloaded. By my calculations, it will take over 10 hours to download. Are you freaking kidding me....!!!!!!!!!!

Try to find something....anything about a CD installation on AOL Help and you come up with ZIPPO. In fact, trying to find anything that could be considered mildly helpful is like trying to find a needle in a stack of needles.

You would think for $25.90 per month, they could afford to produce a freaking CD.

In short, AOL is AO HELL and I'm about to kiss them goodbye.

For anyone that doesn't live in BumbleBucket USA and has a connection that isn't dial up, here is a business idea for you....Go to AOL the AOL site where it gives instructions on how to make your own AOL 9.5 CD, make one and then sell it to the dial up suckers.

Sunday, December 6, 2009


I had myself a quiet day planned Saturday. With a rare day alone and the house all to myself I would play my music as loud as I wanted and attack the growing mess in the office.

A last minute change of plans had me sitting inside the Georgia Dome for the SEC CHAMPIONSHIP game between my beloved Crimson Tide of Alabama and the Florida Gators. Of course, everyone and their dog knew Alabama was the underdog but so what. Not like we haven't been the underdog before, but as someone who grew up on Alabama football, I know that you NEVER count out the team from Tuscaloosa,Alabama.

The fans in our section were mostly wearing CRIMSON with a healthy sprinkling of Florida fans thrown in for good measure. Seated to my left, 4 Florida fans who commenced to bragging and counting a victory before the first snap. Each time he would say something to me, I just smiled. After being poked for the fifth time and asked:

"What ya think 'bout that Bama gal?"

I replied:

"We do our talking on the field."

The atmosphere was electric. Florida faithful were remembering the previous years win over the Tide in the SEC Championship game and fully expecting a repeat. Meanwhile, the Bama Nation was hell bent on revenge. That became clear when the Crimson Tide exited the tunnel, running onto the field. Meanwhile, the Gators, strolled.

Mid way through the fourth quarter, most of the Gator fans in our section were long gone. Their hopes of a trip to California to play for the National Championship were rolled away by an Alabama team that came ready to play. In the final seconds of the game, Tebow was in tears and Florida was Alabama's bitch!

"Oh the weather outside if frightful, but the Dome is so delightful. Tebow has no place to go.....Let it ROLL,let it ROLL, let it ROLL."

Rammer Jammer rocked the Dome. Saban and the players saluted the crowd as "Sweet Home Alabama.....ROLL TIDE ROLL", filled the air.

Tebow's performance, along with Colt McCoy's less than impressive game,should give Mark Ingram a very good chance at winning the Heisman. A first for Alabama.

All I want for Christmas is a 13th National Championship.

I love Saturday when you are looking for a win and Sunday when you found one.


Monday, September 14, 2009


Kanye West showed not only his ignorance but his ass at the VMA's.

As 17 year old "country" singing sensation Taylor Swift began her acceptance speech for winning Best Female Video award for "You Belong With Me" over Beyonce's "Single Ladies",Kanye rushed up on stage, grabbed the mic from the stunned teen.

"Taylor, I'm really happy for you, and I'm gonna let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time!"

Taylor's big moment seemed gone. Taken from her by the thunder stealing,ass showing West.

Later as Beyonce accepted a win for Video Of The Year, in a move that was totally unselfish and classy, she called Taylor back to the stage after telling of her first win with Destiny's Child at the age of 17, thus, giving Taylor her moment.

I wonder if West would have stormed the stage if another black singer had won...? Doubtful.

Despite his money and fame, he must live a miserable and angry life.

Boo's and hisses to West. There is a sayin' where I come from that sums up my feelings about Kanye: "Someone needs to take him out behind the wood shed and whoop his ass."

Kudos to the lovely Beyonce for showing such class and grace.


"Isn't it ironic? We ignore who adores us, Adore who ignores us, Love who hurts us, and hurt who loves us."

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Another protest is planned at the Oxford Exchange over the destruction of an ancient stone Indian mound for "fill dirt".

WHEN: August 30
TIME: 2 PM- 5 PM
WHERE: Oxford Exchange (Exit 188)


Mark Davis and local Native Americans have scheduled a Reconsecration Ceremony and protest on August 30th to protest the destruction of multiple Native American sites near the Oxford Exchange area, including the stone mound behind the Oxford Exchange as well as the Davis farm site.

Mr. Davis is holding this under the Native American Indian Freedom of Religion Act. He has asked for support from all those who are able to come. He is aiming for 300 people to show up but it would be even better if over 1000 showed up. If you are concerned with the preservation of our cultural resources and sacred sites, please show up to lend your support to our Native American community. Mr. Davis has asked that this be a peaceful protest and that those who show up refrain from any sort of rude behavior.

Please show up to lend your support!

For information regarding the threatened sites please see the following links:

AP article on destruction of the Native American stone mound:

JSU article on the archeological signifigance of the Davis Farm property which is now being threatened:

Facebook group with related information:

Thanks for all your support, even if you can't make it to the protest please help spread the word.

The main Facebook group for this event makes today's front page of the Anniston Star, the major newspaper for Oxford, Alabama, where the threatened sites are located.

Apparently, the city council members don't take us seriously! Let's prove them wrong. If you can't show up for the protest, please write a letter to the Anniston Star Newspaper and let them know you will be there in spirit and are watching what is going on in this town.

You can fill out this online"letters to the editor" speakout form for the Anniston Star at:

To contact the Oxford City Council the email form is:
Thank you for all your support!

Geography - States
Description: A 1,500 year old Native American stone mound is being continually bulldozed near Oxford, Alabama, and the earth used as fill dirt for a Sam's Club, the BIG BOX discount franchise owned by Walmart. A wider area of 320 acres even richer in artifacts, Creek Indian villages and remains is slotted to go next. This land is rich in ancestral graves and artifacts, and it would be a huge loss of collective cultural and spiritual patrimony. It is believed that De Soto had contact with the natives here and that there are Spanish remains here as well. It was a thriving village in the 17th century and one of the richest sites of it's kind.*

The Mayor Leon Smith, and the Town Council of Oxford are responsible for this. They paid 60,000 for a fake archeological report to be carried out by the University of Alabma in order to go forward with their shallow, greedy and ignorant plans to destroy this site, level the mounds, build a mamoth Sports Complex, Hotel as well as leasing property to Wal-Mart while using the desecrating sacred soil for fill-dirt for the parking lot.

If this sickens you and violates your sense of justice as it does ours, Join hands with us around the mound, via facebook or in person and send a loud and clear message to the people responsible for this that:

Members will receive instructions on how to become Social Activist via Facebook, Fax, snail mail and also by joining us in person. Links and pictures below with additional information.

*Renowned Archeologist Dr. Harry Holstein has spent a lifetime surveying and documenting this area. Links below to some of his published reports.


******In the past, only a handful of people have shown up to protest. You can help by attending. If you can't attend you can help by sending emails and helping spread the word.

I have written about this several times on my blog. In published reports, Mayor Leon (MEAT HEAD)Smith first said the mound was only used to send "smoke signals". A couple of weeks ago, he recanted that statement to say that it was NOT a man made mound but something created by nature.....!!! OH MY GOODNESS!

We must be the voice for this majestic mound and the people that built it.

Please help in any way you can.

Thursday, July 30, 2009


I grabbed Wednesday's ANNISTON STAR this morning and settled down with a cup of coffee. The headline on the front page shouted at me:


In smaller letters underneath the headline:

Smith Says controversial mound was put at top of hill by natural forces.


As I read the story by DAN WHISENHUNT (, I could only shake my head and laugh at the sheer STUPIDITY of the comments by Oxford Alabama Mayor Leon Smith.

Mayor Smith, having found himself in the midst public outrage, now asserts that the stone mound, THE LARGEST IN THE STATE OF ALABAMA,was NOT man made but put there by natural forces.

DO WHUT....?

In more back tracking news, City Project Manager, Fred Denney, who has been quoted and has confirmed in previous interviews that the mound would be destroyed and used as "fill dirt" for a (proposed) Sam's Club being built at the Oxford exchange, now says that it ISN'T being used and that he NEVER said it was.

Leon Smith and Fred Denney...What a pair these two are!!!! Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumber Than Dirt!

At one point Mayor Smith was quoted as saying the mound was used to send "smoke signals".

The only smoke signals I know about are the ones Smith and Denney are trying to blow up our backends.

The more these 2 talk, the more foolish and just plain ol' dumb they appear.

Still, at the heart of the matter is, a beautiful, IMPORTANT, structure is being destroyed with Tweedle Dee Smith and Tweedle Dumber Than Dirt Denney at the helms. So intent is Smith, that despite public outrage,opinion and national attention, it continues. Makes me wonder what else is going on....what kind of under the table deals are being made....?


It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt . -- George Eliot ...

***I appreciate all comments I have received on this matter from people all around the United States. If this is your first time here,I have several other posts dealing with this matter.

For those of you who wish to express your displeasure the number to city hall is 256 831 7510 , the snail address is PO Box 3383 Oxford , Al 36203 and the email addy is

The contactors are Taylor Corporation. You can email them though their website.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


(I took these photographs myself yesterday evening. What you can't see on the other side are the bulldozers,etc that have already taken a sizeable chunk out of the back side)

Look at the picture above.....What do you see...?

If you see just a mound of dirt,then join Oxford,Alabama mayor Leon Smith and his city council.

Look again

If you see (what is left) of the LARGEST, ancient stone mound (over 1500 years old)in the state of Alabama,a sacred site to the Indians that lived and OWNED the land, a structure that PREDATES the arrival of the Europeans, then you would be correct.

If you see a big ol' honking and worthless structure that only merits being used as "fill dirt" for a new Sam's Club being built at the Oxford Exchange just off I-20 exit 188 in Oxford,Alabama....once again, consider yourself amongst the ranks of the fine and upstanding mayor of Oxford,Alabama.

The destruction of this site should ENRAGE, not just Native American's, residents of Calhoun County and Alabama, but everyone.

While most cities honor and preserve their historic sites, the city of Oxford is erasing theirs in record time.

You best believe if even 1 tiny,itty bitty battle that didn't amount to a hill of beans had occured on this site during the Civil War it would be a national treasure.

In all fairness, people and what they value differs. Some like the thugs and hoods on the Oxford City Council value the almighty dollar and worship at the feet of Wal-Mart. I have lived here in Alabama all my life and as far as I know there isn't a shortage of dirt. There is a shortage of 1500 year old structures!

What a bunch of WATER HEADED FOOLS!

Mayor Smith in all his learned "wisdom" about the mound has said over and over it was only used to send "smoke signals". What an ASS!

Shame on Wal-Mart and Sam's Club for allowing this to happen.

Shame on the citizens of Alabama for not taking a stand!

"Fill dirt" !!! That is what I can't get over....."Fill dirt"....!!!!!!!!

I wonder how Mayor Smith and his merry band of goons,loons and meatheaded ass wipes would like places that are sacred to their families and history to be used as "fill dirt".

The destruction is well under way and it is not only sad but shameful!

It may and probably is too late to prevent further destruction, but if you are concerned, here is what you can do:

For those of you who wish to express your displeasure the number to city hall is 256 831 7510 , the snail address is PO Box 3383 Oxford , Al 36203 and the email addy is

The contactors are Taylor Corporation. You can email them though their website.

For further infomation, several articles have been written in The Anniston Star.

Also here is a link to a story on the web:

Governor of the state of Alabama is Bob Riley.

Take another look at this huge, once majestic structure that will be DESTROYED and used for "fill dirt"