Sunday, June 29, 2008


California's American Independent Party has voted to change its affiliation from the Constitution Party to America's Independent Party, a new party organized by supporters of Dr. Alan Keyes to serve as a vehicle for his election for President.

This makes the new party the third largest in the nation in registered voters. And that, even before the website is finished!

Certain liberal factions have been trumpeting, "As California goes, so goes the nation" in view of recent court decisions from that state. Here's hoping that the adage will be a wake-up call for us, and taps for them!

Sunday, June 22, 2008


I took my own advice and went to the Juneteenth celebration here. As far as fun is concerned, it wasn't much. Texas is still a Southern state, and as a result most of the black people were the pitmasters at the cook-offs, while the white guys sat around and shot the breeze to the background of 35-year-old country music. So much for good jazz.

However, it was impressed upon me once again that the best results are one on one. I found a lot of people who supported Alan but didn't know he's still running, before I, unprotected by the natural SPF of African-Americans, Hispanics, and cowboy types, had to get home to avoid sunburn.

Monday, June 16, 2008


June 19, or "Juneteenth", is a peculiarly Texan observance for the African-American community. It marks the date when Texas slaves heard about the Emancipation Proclamation, two years late. In recent years it has spread beyond Texas until it is observed over most of the United States.

Unlike Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday in January, which celebrates civil rights, it is a free-form, family, picnic-style holiday. However, it offers opportunity to circulate among the participants and tell them that there is another African-American candidate for President who is conservative and does not look on minorities as victims.

Since June 19th is on Thursday, many celebrations will extend into the weekend. Our own town's will continue through this Saturday, and mainly consists of cook-offs for every possible "soul food" delicacy (including fajitas--go figure!) and plenty of jazz, of course.

Don't miss this opportunity to have some fun and promote Alan Keyes.