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How Country is THAT?!!

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‘How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn!  How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low!’  ~ Isaiah 14:12 

Jamison Brunone asked me the other day how it was that I was ‘so country,’ owing to the fact that I grew up in Houston.  I reckon that my country-ness has always been just under the surface, lurking deep in the recesses of my DNA.  My folks grew up in rural Texas (down along the Gulf Coast in Brazoria County); in fact, my daddy rode bareback broncs in the rodeo and has raised beef cattle, goats, and sheep for the past 15 years or so.  Therefore, this particular family trait was bound to reassert itself at one time or another. 

And just how country can I get?  Well, Ashlee can tell you some stories, believe me.  Last night serves as a good example: Picture the Lee family standing in the front of our 10-acre property at dusk—Ashlee wearing a pair of MY shoes, me in a pair of ripped up work jeans and boots, and Gracie Mae in nothing but a diaper—looking up at the sky to catch a glimpse of the International Space Station as it passed overhead.  (After mistaking several planes for it, we finally saw the bright ball as it made its way across Grimes County.) 

And did I mention that we drink wine from mason jars?


Did you know that President Nixon was brought down by a piece of duct tape?  (See more here.)   


Hastings resident Chris Chandler never considered himself a “political person,” that is, until he discovered Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul.



Turnabout is fair play—except when you are an unrepentant Darwinist.


‘Rudy offers the right the ultimate Faustian bargain: retention of power at the price of one’s soul.’


‘I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Brian Setzer is the best guitar player in the world.’


Ron Paul finds out just how many zip codes New Hampshire has. 


Jacob posted about the movie ‘The Golden Compass’ over at his blog.  I became curious about it so I poked around a bit–some are calling it The Atheist’s Narnia


Feel free to kill and die for the State—but don’t you dare mention God under any circumstances. 


‘Betsy Hagan, Arkansas director of the conservative Eagle Forum and a key backer of [Mike Huckabee’s] early runs for office, was once “his No. 1 fan.” She was bitterly disappointed with his record. “He was pro-life and pro-gun, but otherwise a liberal,” she says. “Just like Bill Clinton [Huckabee] will charm you, but don’t be surprised if he takes a completely different turn in office.”’ 


By special request (paging Brandon Spears!), To-day’s 1980’s Moment is brought to you by New Order and their song ‘Blue Monday’: 



Just as an interesting tidbit, Fats Domino also had a big hit with a song titled, ‘Blue Monday’.


Written by ninepoundhammer

October 26, 2007 at 12:27 pm

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  1. Let it be known that I meant “country” in a positive way, like when someone says “you’re so friendly” or “you are so wiry” (ASHLEY!)

    Jamison Brunone

    October 29, 2007 at 7:36 pm

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