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Monday, January 21, 2008

In the beginning this blog had been envisioned as a means for me and a buddy of mine named Redline to offer our political rants. Since we've been around for some four and a half years now, and no one in the audience has ever seen a post from Redline, I figured it wasn't likely to happen anytime soon and cancelled his invite. On the other hand, I do appreciate the views of other conservatives and thought that maybe we'd start the new year off with a bang. Especially since one of my resolutions was to have more activity on the blog. You all know how difficult it is to post, especially with work and school and family running interference for you. Well I happened to know a friend in similar straits. He has a blog of his own but publishes to it even less than I do mine. So I decided we ought to combine forces for the mutual benefit of both blogs and readers. Not to mention the modest bump in posting numbers the merger would bring. (Now don't go running off to the stockbrokers just yet...)

This being the case I extended an invitation to post to a very old friend of mine. He was a much sought after, after hours speaker some 20 years ago, especially after an evening of adult beverages and country music. Inevitably we would find ourselves in pursuit of the perfect chicken-fried steak after a night of honky-tonkin' and often our pursuits led us to the Corner House Cafe where "Your Friendly Neighborhood" Spider Dan Stanfield would hold forth to enraptured captive audiences on topics as diverse as Philippine Presidential Politics, the future of Longhorn Football, the need for a 600 ship Navy, and why the Houston Astros couldn't field a National League contender.

Like I said, I've know Dan a long time now and his conservative creds are every bit as unquestioned as mine. In fact he may have declared war on a few more countries than I have. Dan served America honorably for more than a decade and has been at the tip of the Cold War spear. His keen insight and trenchant commentary will be a welcome addition around these parts. Spider Dan has never been one to shy from a fight as some of his gridiron and our barroom exploits will attest. Since the forces of goodness will soon be engulfed in a titanic struggle against the forces of Hillary, I mean Hussein Obama, I reckon we can use all the fighters we can get.

Lastly, as most of the country celebrates MLK Day today I think it is fitting that we acknowledge another abused minority in our nation, Southern White Males. After all in many parts of the South, today is also celebrated as either Jackson-Lee Day in remembrance of the birthdays of Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee, or it is simply celebrated as in Alabama, as Robert E. Lee Day. Since the blood of Robert E. Lee runs in my son's veins it is wholly appropos that we celebrate Robert E. Lee Day by extending an invitation to post to our favorite Son of the South and that epitome of Texana, "Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider" Dan Stanfield. Folks, make him welcome...and Spider, remember this here is a family blog...

Smilin' Paul Villa U.S. Senate 2010
cyber-Congressman, R-Reno
Proud Member of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy and 2 SUV Family


Anonymous Robin said...

Paul, I still remember the audiotape you once played of "Spider" holding forth on economics and foreign policy at the Corner House in San Lorenzo, CA. It must have been recorded around 2:00 AM. He ordered a Tequila Sunrise and parried admonitions from the waitress to order coffee instead.

That was over twenty years ago. And I vaguely remember the chicken fried steaks were okay there. It's hard to find a good one, even where I live.

Hope all is well with you.

- Robin K. (former CSU Hayward YAFer, now residing in the great state of Texas).

16 February, 2008 15:04  

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