Dark Agenda

Available for Kindle

If you want truth about coming elections, you must read “Dark Agenda”. It is available from AMAZON for download and is less expensive than the book itself. I have included the final paragraph here. I believe we are in deep trouble because so many are being influenced by media and political rhetoric. We cannot afford to move further to the LEFT, donchaknow. Really. 

Here’s Why, says David Horowitz:

“It took a Civil War and 200 years of sacrifice and struggle to achieve a society that approaches the ideals laid down in our country’s founding documents. That achievement is now endangered by a party committed to an identity politics that is the antithesis of the ideas and principles the founding established. Instead of cherishing religious liberty and individual freedom, the Democrats offer us a reversion to tribal loyalties and collectivist values. They regard immutable origins—skin colors, ethnicities, genders, and classes—as primary factors in judging individuals and determining what is just. A nation divided by such fundamental ideas—individual freedom on one side and group identity on the other—cannot long endure, any more than could a nation that was half slave and half free. The urgency that drew the religious right into politics fifty years ago is now an urgency of the nation itself.

(Horowitz, David. DARK AGENDA . Humanix Books. Kindle Edition.)” 

Personalities aside, God did not intend for this blessed nation to drift away from His Precepts. We are dangerously near the end of HIS rope. Read this book and determine for yourself.

That’s what I believe and that’s what I get from MY box of chocolates.       AMEN (or “OH MY”)

Not Taboo!

We have been conditioned to believe politics and religion to be off limits for good conversation. I reject this, vehemently!  To be thusly mislead is to be among the demons and dilabollical horde led by the SINister minister, himself. We have been far too long not sharing our faith in God, our Creator, and our nation is paying the price for that follie. Truth has been ignored far too long and unless we re-establish contact, on a daily basis, with Holy Scripture, we are doomed. Many are living this lie today and their entire being is consumed by hatred, maliciousness, innuendo and bitterness. We are wimps when it comes to what is best for America. We have been conditioned to go along with political correctness and are walking in darkness. “IN GOD WE TRUST” has become “In Government We Trust” and ‘government’ doesn’t really like us at all. Government’s goal is “One World” and we are going along with that hoax. God did not set America on stage to perform to the will of false direction. The One World Democrats and the ill-informed seek is that of the Anti Christ and that story is told fully in the Holy Bible.  Do not be deceived, Revelation is not a fairy tale mystery. Why would God title that chapter as a revelation if it is to be a mystery. That doesn’t make sense and you know it!  So, do not hesitate to stand on what makes good sense. Stand on Scripture. Stand on God’s Holy Word. He’s standing in total support of His Children and that’s what I get from MY box of chocolates.   AMEN

Manning the Bench

For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; it is he who will save us.”

(Isaiah 33:22)

This verse convinces me that we need a change in our Judicial System. We are in danger of losing our way in justice. No man-made law should supercede God’s Law, ever. We have become arrogant and self-serving over the past decades, losing our way to the Truth. 

I propose a limit of terms for all federal offices, just as we have for the Presidency.  It is too easy for legal minds to become a ‘law unto themselves’ if we do not limit the time in office. No elected official should be granted life time tenure. That has become too dangerous to our nation. Stagger terms and limit them to four for all representatives, other than President, including the Supreme Court.  It should be the duty of every licensed attorney to know our Constitution and be required to respect and preserve it. I favor retirement to be limited to 50% of annual salary for all of Congress beginning the tenth year after leaving office.. No one should be made wealthy for serving. No one!  While on the bench, all justices must adhere to God’s Laws, always.

And that’s what I get from MY box of chocolates.  AMEN


“I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have preserved my life.” (Psalm 119:93)

The dictionary defines “precept” as a general rule to regulate thought and behavior. As my years on earth increase, my memory decreases. For  one whose father suffered total memory loss, it is of concern.  Sometimes I have to go to ‘search’ to simply recall people or events about whom/which I write. Perhaps that is what ails many today when considering this verse from Psalm. People who continue to breathe and do, make decisions that belie God’s precepts, donchaknow. Really. I suppose we can all know why that happens once in a while, but over and over, now ‘Tis a Puzzlement. Even though I wonder if we ever know God’s ‘precepts’, it pleases me to know that, regardless of our ‘remembering’, Jesus will never forget. That speaks volumes of His Love and Care for everyone. And that’s what I get from MY box of chocolates.    AMEN

Billy Andrews

The name Billy Andrews probably means nothing to you, but if I told you he was the younger brother of Dana Andrews, what would that mean to you? I just watched “The Hanged Man” on Prime Video featuring Dana’s younger brother.  Dana and Billy were the sons of a Baptist Minister, living next door to Marilyn Austin’s home on Avenue “M” in Huntsville, Texas. They bothe grew up to become movie Stars. Both have passed away, but their films are still available. I discovered a board on the inside wall of the garage next door to my former wife’s home that bore “Billy Andrews” prior to the whole place was to be torn down. I removed that board and located an address in California and mailed it to ‘him’. Never got a response, but it was fun to do, donchaknow. Really. Still need a clue? How about photos of both men?

Dana Andrews (top)                     Steve Forrest (Billy Andrews)(bottom)

How ’bout that?

And that’s what I get from MY box of chocolates.   AMEN

Prince Bounine, Amarillo 1958

In a very heavy costume and itchy beard, 1958

I was working mid-days on KRAY-am in Amarillo. The morning man, Fred (?), was about to begin directing a production of “Anastasia” at Amarillo Little Theater and he asked if I would like to play the role played by Yul Brynner in the movie. Of course, I said yes. It was a most challenging role for many reasons. First, I needed  to look older, and Fred determined to give me a beard and mustache. (The adhesive itched something terrible)  We rented all the costumes from a Hollywood Costume House and I wore one made for Vincent Price that weighed in at 38 pounds. The Dowager Princess was played by a lady who had been in Hitler’s Royal acting company back during WWII. In her mid-sixties, her heavy accent and stately presence made for good theater.  We had rehearsed our scene numbers of times and I was very comfortable with it.  It was her throne room with lavish drapery and a beautiful throne placed center stage with a few steps up to double doors.  She was seated the entire scene and I was to pace around her attempting to convince her that this waif we discovered was the real princess.  On opening night, she did everything she could during performances to ‘upstage’ me. Instead of remaining seated, she immediately stood and went upstage to stand on the top level. I was shocked. Had we played that scene her way, it would have destroyed the whole thing. I would have had to address her with my back to the audience. In theater, that is a scene killer. Fortunately, I didn’t lose my composure. I immediately crossed up to stand beside her, refusing to give her the advantage. Afterwards, Fred read her the riot act and aside to me said, “Way to Go!”. The scene was played as directed for the remainder of the run. That experience further convinced me to give acting a whirl.  My next run at civic theater was at Stage Center in Bryan. I played detective McLeod in “Detective Story”, John Proctor in “The Crucible”, Joe Cantwell in “The Best Man” and directed “Annie Get Your Gun”. I also did summer stock at The Point Theater, outside Kerrville, in “South Pacific”, Brigadoon” and “The Little Foxes”. And, of course the dream tour of a lifetime in “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas”.  I wouldn’t trade for my theatrical experience, at all, donchaknow. Really.

And that’s what I get from MY box of chocolates.   AMEN

Mother and I

Mattie Tabb Austin and son

This picture ( poor copy of original) is the only one I have showing a hug of any kind. I look like a sumo wrestler. She lost my brother at birth. I am told he was too large. Well, from the looks of this lad, my little (5′ -0″) Mom must have had a bit of trouble the second time (@ 7 lbs).

My Mother was never a hugger. I’ve asked my children if they recall her ever giving them a hug and they can only remember her ‘allowing’ one. She just didn’t hug. Sam Austin made up for it, however. I think that’s why I love to hug so much. I know I must have caused some folks to feel ‘invaded’, but I love to hug and if I ever missed the opportunity you must have been moving too fast or too far away to reach. Looking at this makes me realize just how lovely Mattie Tabb Austin really was. Her journey of life took its toll of that beauty, but never did it change the love she felt for everyone, even those who stressed her out. 119 South Church was always a place of welcome. It was also a place to enjoy good old fashioned cooking, pancakes that would melt in your mouth and Sweet Spirit, donchaknow. Really.   Just for me, hug somebody.

And, that’s what I get from MY box of chocolates.  AMEN