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by rshill7
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Letters To Ed :-)

"We've been duped by the Republicans. Kentucky Sen. and minority leader Mitch McConnell in a news conference one day after the election, stated that the single and sole goal of the GOP over the next two years is: to make Barack Obama a single term president. What an arrogant and obnoxious goal and statement. There agenda before the election was to get votes by promising that there first goals were jobs, the economy and health care reform. It seems their goal is to grab power, not to do things for the people that are in need of jobs and or unemployment pay, health care for those that don't have it, and the people losing their homes. This is the same party that wanted the auto plants and their suppliers to go out of business. We are just coming back from what they did to this country, and now we have them back to do the same things to our country again. What a mess the next two years is going to bring to this country. Talk about partisanship." Carl D. Leow Rogers Cit

 
 

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Heading for the Smokies in Western Carolina. Since most of my neighbors there are clones of Phil his comments were not surprising. Using a national platform to express those views is tacky. I've never watched the show, heard of it, will continue to not watch it.

A&E should send him a bill. Get it ? Duck? Bill? That's a joke, son.

Posted 268 days ago.

rshill7

Have some Phil-ly Cream Cheese on an onion bagel brother. Lenders makes a good version of those bagels. They might be Jewish too. They carry both up at the Wal Mart.

Lots of gays came out of the closet only to attempt to force lots of us into the closet? Why? What's good about that?

Why can't we all be out of the closet and speak just what it is that we believe.

Any problem with that? Should some of us fire you? Nope. We should coexist and argue our individual points. Ever heard of that word individual? It's a little bit different from that word collective.

Merriam's might have the definition of both. Check them out, as you seem to be against the free speech of individuals, most notably, Christians.

Think about it.

Posted 270 days ago.

normanlake

Quacky was fired because he is a hateful bigot. The TeeVee company disagreed with his diatribe, hence the firing.

Posted 271 days ago.

rshill7

Well, if you'd never heard of "Duck Dynasty", you have now.

Whatever happened to different strokes for different folks? Only one side of this deal is demanding that your strokes be the same strokes as theirs, and it ain't Phil's.

Was he trying to force anyone to take the same strokes as he? No. Was he simply enumerating some of his own personal strokes, which incidentally are scribed on the pages of the most famous book in all of human history? Yes.

I'm gonna start a brand new town and name it Phil-adelphia.

Go to Youtube and listen to "Phil-adelphia Freedom", but ya' doesn't has to put a dash in there :-)

What does the word Philadelphia even mean?

Ah, looked it up. That's what I thought it meant.

Posted 272 days ago.

rshill7

I just can't seem to get out of my own way sometimes, ya' know? It's why I need Jesus as much as I do. If you can, please forgive me.

Love, and Merry Christmas.

RS.

Posted 273 days ago.

rshill7

Am I frustrated with the direction my (and your) country has taken, absolutely I am. Am I tired of arguing with my adopted hometown-mates? Yep. If I've ever hurt your feelings, I am sorry. The times I've equated you with nothing, I was wrong. When I've insulted your station in life or the results you've achieved, I am sorely ashamed. I don't like me when I'm like that, but often justify it to myself the next day. That ain't right.

In my opinion, God made you with every bit of love he made me with, and every bit of love he made Amos and Freeman with too. I'm nowhere near being the quintessential Christian I should be. I'm so far from the mark, it hurts to even consider where that mark is. If Jesus were the bulls-eye, I wouldn't even hit the board. I would land somewhere way over in the grassy knoll or sinking-sand-trap.

I really love folks. All kinds of folks...with "tough love" I guess. Every one of you included.

Posted 273 days ago.

rshill7

Truce to you too Norm. I truly like me best when I'm being nice and friendly with folks. It makes me feel so much better.

Again, I fully realize how brutal I can be...realize how brutal I've been too. Just believe what I believe every bit as much as you believe what you believe. And as Norm says, "to be fair"...you've been a bit brutal as well. No problem. It's just that when faced with brutal, I tend to respond with even more brutal :-)

If I had a big wish for everyone, it would be to truly comfortable and confident in what you believe. If I could take back a lot of the horrible things I've said to and about you who reside left of center in this paper, I would do it this very minute.

I had to learn to argue/debate at a very young age, being one of the middle kids of a 6 kid family. One of the ways I had of getting positive attention was to be funny. I think I've become less and less funny here and more and more combative.

Posted 273 days ago.

And neither could there ever have been a TV show with Don Cornelius called "Thingy Train".

Posted 273 days ago.

Amos, you can't have Thingy Music, it has to be Soul Music.

Posted 273 days ago.

normanlake

Of course, to be fair, BLAND CONTENT is standard fare in the music world these daze.

Posted 273 days ago.

normanlake

Just for manure and giggles, I listened to the Rshrill catalog. I give him an A for effort, a B for musical ability, and a D for the BLAND CONTENT. Keep trying, and perhaps the Pastor will allow you to play for the flock. Overall, he gets a C-.

Posted 273 days ago.

amos57usa

I hate when invisible soul Thingies get in my way. It's sad that the Chrislicans are even trying to starve the christian children. Me and the pope and (rumor has it)Jesus are against Reagan's tyranny.

Posted 273 days ago.

I'm glad for your and Free's business success, maybe in 2014 we can get into more strategy discussions and a bit less rock chucking.

Posted 273 days ago.

I will listen to more of your music sometime. I'm odd about music (and movies). I like to listen to the background, the drums, the harmonies, key changes, really digest it, so I need to hear a song more than once. My wife kids me for watching movies over and over, but each time I might see something new. The facial expression of the actor not speaking, the shadow the director set up in the background. I think that's why a movie critic might gush over a movie the public hates. The movie critic is completely immersed, the public wants to be entertained for their $25 ticket and popcorn.

Posted 273 days ago.

I think my friend's problem now is his resume gap. I just saw a study where 50 virtually identical resumes were submitted, but half had more recent employment listed. The HR directors rated the half with more recent employment higher qualified. At some point the stars will line up for him, hopefully soon. It's different now to get employed than it was. Our company has an HR screening interview, then a psychological profile, then an aptitude test, then an interview with the hiring manager, then a likely a second interview with other managers. After that a background check and drug screening. And this is pretty standard for larger companies. If you can get in the door. When our HR person runs and ad, she said she usually gets over 1000 resumes. I rag on her whenever a new hire doesn't work out after all that. My gut feeling after reviewing a person often was accurate, but you can't do it like that anymore.

Posted 273 days ago.

rshill7

...blues was. That entire paragraph was very well-written.

Posted 274 days ago.

rshill7

A couple of week's later things just came together for us to start our own business. My wife at times thought I was wasting my time. I ignored that and kept digging, through all hours of the night, trying to figure out how to do a website and get it noticed. Will never forget the first time we sold $10,000 worth of schtuff in a single week. A few days later, I said to my lovely wife, "Why are we living in Flint?" A few weeks later we were living in Alpena County.

There's an instrumental that lots of people like too called "To The Son". It's just me and my Sonny Boy, me on a Gibson acoustic and he on a Martin acoustic, weaving in and out. I also played a flute via electric keyboard in it as well. Man, what a fun recording session that was. I had lyrics for it, but when we finished doing most of the music, I liked it so much, as is, I just left out the singing and the words. Some music needs no words :-)

I meant to say earlier how eloquent your description of blue

Posted 274 days ago.

rshill7

Incidentally Jax, I really*****at trying to figure out what genre some of my stuff is. Just not sure. I've gotten several e-mails questioning the genre indexing I've used. They often like it a lot but disagree with the category I placed it in.

One of the ones I wrote called "We're Gonna Make it" won the acoustic song of the month on a music site a few years ago. We were really struggling when I wrote that one (in the early 90's), we even had our house foreclosed, but I looked past those struggles to the better, more prosperous times which I just knew would come somehow.

Once, while poor, with tears literally streaming down my face while driving on an interstate near Lansing, I actually yelled at God...I said, "When's it gonna be my turn! I've dealt with enough! You said you wouldn't push me beyond my limit d*mnit! Well, this is it! I can't do any more! It's time for you to do something!"

Posted 274 days ago.

rshill7

Putting on a happy face must be as difficult as ice climbing a fast frozen Niagara with nothin' but an ice-pick.

In 'Jesus..Blues' there were definitely some vocal gymnastics. Surprised I didn't have a hernia after that one. Thanks. "Can't Get A Rainbow" is kind of blues rock. The title might sound sappy but the song is anything but. A little silly and risque too. Wrote it while we were quite poor and both going to school. Several songs were written to keep my dear wife motivated I suppose. We were also homeschooling our kids. I took care of most of that myself.

If you ask any one of our kids who taught them to read, they'd say, "My very own Daddy." It was a blast...had so much fun with them, and both the memories and results are a permanent source of pride for me. They all have incredible sense of humors too. Each and every one just as hilarious as can be. What I wouldn't give to have another Christmas with them all under 9 years old. Pure magic.

Posted 274 days ago.

rshill7

Tough decisions ragrding budget issues. Tens of billions of dollars every year in pure waste. Why not start there you Washington dingbats? Sheeesh! DC seems to have a weird way of prioritizing things. Has the guy tried sticking out his hand with a big ole' smile at the interview introduction while saying, "Hey, I just wanted to come down here and introduce you to your new CPA"? It might work. Employers seem to like confidence. he'd also need to keep abreast of all the recent tax code changes for sure.

There are no doubt many folks who don't try nearly as hard to find work when they don't have to work. If they see the benefits ending they miraculously get up off the couch. The CPA you mention doesn't sound like one of these. Tough call. Perhaps he subliminally displays the depression and frustration that long looking without finding must bring to one's face, outlook, and demeanor.

Posted 274 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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