21 July 2018

Bess Tuggle - Memoirs of Surviving Children, Pt. VII: "Wuvs"


Once upon a time I was fortunate enough to be a full time mother, full time office manager and full time student. I say fortunate with a strained grin on my face, but I wouldn’t change any of it for the world.

My children were kind enough to be born on a Saturday. Each and every one of them. My step-dad didn’t appreciate it (that was when the college football games came on TV), but I certainly did.

I never had maternity leave, but my boss was awesome. I’d show up to work on Monday morning, new baby in tow (along with the rest of the brood), there’d be a rocking chair for me, and I kept a crib in the side room. The boys just didn’t know how well they had it. I think they do now.

Working from home could be a challenge. Most of our customers believed I was the boss’ daughter, so they didn’t mind the little voices in the background. Trying to study at home was a whole different ballgame.

I’d have my invoicing pulled up on my computer. Accounts receivable, accounts payable, customer list that I had to call, the next lesson I had to study for school… Then all of the sudden I’d hear a little voice.

“Mama.” “Mama!” “MAMA!!!”

Keeping up with four sons’, multiple other rent-a-kids, work and school was a challenge. Hearing a little voice interrupting when I was trying to concentrate could drive me CRAZY!!!

I would finally answer “WHAT?!?”

Then I would hear “I wuvs you.”

Proud that I survived raising them to adulthood, proud that I graduated with my BSB/A (with honors), and proud of how well they all turned out.

I wuvs them all too.

Bess 



A jack of all trades, Bess Tuggle has been a Covington resident since the late 70’s. She's been a K-Mart cashier, cabinet builder, vet tech, office manager for a beef cattle ranch and water well company (where she was able to hold benefits for D.A.R.E. and Scouts), a court reporter, business manager, assistant at a private investigation firm, legal assistant, convenience store clerk, landscaper and elementary school substitute teacher.  Her greatest pleasure is being a wife, mother and grandmother.  Her stories are all real, and all names will be withheld to protect the innocent, and also maybe the guilty, depending on the crime & the Statute of Limitations. 
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18 July 2018

Perrin Lovett - Know Your Enemy: On the Russia Fixation

One cannot turn on the electric lobotomy box or the Farcebook or even visit a mental hospital these days without getting a big, ranting, raving, slobbering, wild-eyed, crazy dose of the “Russia, Russia, Russia” hysteria. How many times have you heard something about it, just today?


One really needs a drink to make sense of it… East Bay Times/Dave Granlund.


Rest easy, gentle readers! The purpose of this column is to explain away the real reasons why certain types are so ridiculously obsessed with Russia, Trump, more Russia, and a little more Russia for paranoia’s sake. And, by “certain types,” I mean globalists.


They’ve been buggered by Russia for a few decades now (as we’ll get to shortly). When not promoting degeneracy, fostering “refugee” invasion to destroy Western countries, looting every bit of value left in the economy, retarding education, starting wars, and hating Christians, it’s been a hobby for them. We’ll just say that Hillary kicked off the modern anti-Russia mania during the 2016 presidential election. You’ve likely heard something about collusion between Trump and Putin from the coddled media, from idiot pols at the Strzok hearing, and from some 85-IQ “celebrity” trash of the socials. Heard something, but seen nothing in the way of evidence…


By the way, yes, these are the same types who, 50 or 60 years ago, simply could not give enough praise about all the great reforms and enlightenment emanating from the (then) communist USSR. Remember that? Back when Russia really was a foe. Back when globalists in the US and the UK were actual Soviet agents. That was then.


Now, they delight in the recent indictment of 12 Russian intel officers, accused of terminally interfering with Hillary’s coronation. The globos were “with Her” and Viktor, Boris, and Co. ruined it by spearphishing some pizza emails. One can’t help but wonder, after reading the indictment, where Trump fit in the scheme. It’s like the Russians left him out or something. Odd. At any rate, good luck prosecuting that case.


If the mere allegation of collusion had them in fits, then the diplomatic meeting Monday in Helsinki sent them over the edge. According to their plan, at this point, we were either supposed to have extreme hostility with Russia or outright war. Instead, we had two adults sit down and begin to hash out peace and friendship. As an added insult, Trump correctly described his predecessors’ handling of the affair as foolishness. All this immediately on the heels of Trump basically telling the EU and NATO to go hang.


Drifting towards my three reasons why all this matters so to the left, the EU is pandering like never before on behalf of their masters. Ahead of the Helsinki summit, Jean-Claude Juncker lackey, Donald Tusk, practically begged Trump and Putin not to upset the New World Order applecart. Tusk, tusk, tusk … go hang.


The NWO is everything to them. The globalists (aka the socialists, the communists, the fascists, the Big Club, the Illuminati, the Satanists, etc.) literally want to rule the world. They’ve been trying to accomplish the coup for the past century. Now, as the whole thing threatens to completely fall apart, they are panicked, desperate, and dangerous.


There are three main reasons why hatred of Russia is so important to them:


First, they “lost” Russia. December 26, 1991, the day the Soviet Empire dissolved, is their 9/11 or Pearl Harbor. Much hope had they placed in the ways of Lenin and Trotsky. The ramifications of subtle changes made by Stalin were only realized too late. Then, in the blink of an eye, their idyllic model was gone. For a while, they went into mourning. Now they are vengeful, feeling betrayed by Russia’s leaders and by her citizens.

Second, the European Union is strained and fragmenting. The EU was one of two auxiliary control models. It was intended as a softer, friendly trap. Today the trap has sprung in reverse with rebellion in Britain, Italy, Germany, Austria, and almost the entirety of Eastern Europe. The thing probably only has another ten years of life left, if that.


Third, and more cogent for the American audience, is that the United States now slips from their hellish grasp. The US was always intended as the other backup; it was intended to become the USSA. And just when they were assured of getting their way ... BOOM! Trump. The revival of real patriotism. Truth through the fake news morass. The awakening of the People. Much to their chagrin, it seems many Americans actually like America.


As an aside: Chinese-style communism never suited our would-be overlords. Mao turned the idea of universal, homogenous slavery and control into a mere nationalistic dictatorship. Starving peasants in Shanxi didn’t really help cement anyone’s control in Toronto. The international banksters always had trouble stealing a buck in Beijing. The Chi-Coms stopped at a reasonable 300 operational nukes - good for defending a nation, bad for fomenting international hostilities.


There you have it: a triple punch has them reeling. The truly off-the-rocker commentary begins. Neocon globalist John Brennan, of the Bush (globalist) regime and the Obama (globalist) regime, madly ranted: “Donald Trump's press performance in Helsinki rises to and exceeds the threshold of 'high crimes and misdemeanors.’ It was nothing short of treasonous.”


Caught in the act! The Sun/AP.


Ooooookay… Putting aside the striking notion that Brennan would look great in a straightjacket and would probably make a perfect resident at GITMO, there’s that thing about the threshold. Anyone care to point out where, in the USCA or any other body of law, holding a press conference is a crime?


And what of Trump’s performance? Said the President: “We made the first steps towards a brighter future, grounded on cooperation and peace. Refusing to engage will not accomplish anything. The disagreements between our two countries are well-known and president Putin and I discussed them at length today.” Better tell Maxine Waters to stop calling for street violence and start drafting those articles of impeachment. “It is hereby alleged that the President did, knowingly and willingly, call for peace and cooperation…


There are and have been disagreements, major and minor, between the US and Russia. But, there are and have been many similarities, which are much more suggestive of natural kinship than of animosity. Therein lies the rub. The globalist monsters simply cannot stand the thought of peace and freedom, especially between two powerful and traditionally Western nations. That way signals prosperity and happiness for the many, with nothing left gnawable for the elitist few.


To such peace, they would prefer war - nuclear war even. Wars may come, they may be forced upon us or we may be forced into them. But the trend is beginning to look like they might just be wars to finish off the stranglehold of the vipers and thieves.


It’s important to know who the enemy is. It is not the Russians.


Vox Day







Fellow Terry College of Business (UGA) grad Brother Perrin Lovett is a true renaissance gentleman & scholar. A recovering attorney, he's into guns & cigars, and the US Constitution. A published authorPrepper columnist & YouTube personality, and an acclaimed blogger, TPC is very proud to have our old friend on board as the C.F. Floyd Feature Writer of National Affairs

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17 July 2018

Kayla's Corner, Week of July 21st: Ma Lena's Grand Opening; Cruise-In at Hot Rod's; Covington Art Walk

Kayla Leasure 


Welcome back to the Corner, a place for details on food & fun, cool destinations & local happenings.

Welcome back, everyone! Sorry we missed you last week. Had to recover from all the fun activities from the week before.

So I hope you rested up, because this weekend there’s more! A few different events are happening this weekend. We’ve got a car show at Hot Rod’s, Ma Lena’s Soul Food & BBQ is having their Grand Opening, and a there's a downtown Covington Art Walk!



We have a new restaurant in today that a lot of folks are getting really excited about. Ma Lena’s Soul Food & BBQ will have their grand opening this Saturday, July 21st. They are located at 1356 Brown Bridge Rd, Covington, GA, 30016. This is supposed to be some real deal soul food & barbecue, so come out and support a local business, meet new people & eat some good food. 

Our next two events will be taking pace at the same time but at different locations.



On Saturday from 5pm to 8pm, Social Circle’s Hot Rod’s Diner will be hosting their Cruise-In event featuring live music, fun contests, giveaways & door prizes. If you’re looking to admire some awesome rides, or wanting to bring your own, Hot Rod’s will be the place to be. And y'all, I can tell you, their food is so good!

Also on Saturday from 5 to 8PM will be the Downtown Covington Art Walk. Our local downtown sidewalks on the Square will be filled w/ works & pieces from multiple local artists. 




The Downtown Art Walk is a new event that is hosted by Main Street Covington to celebrate our local talent! The event will be held from 5:00pm until 8:00pm on Saturday, July 21, 2018. Visitors can expect to see the work of at least 30 artists along the Art Walk. Visitors and enthusiasts will find a variety of types of art styles and mediums. The downtown sidewalks are sure to be filled with unexpected talent and entertainment. We encourage you to support your local artists!



Okay, y'all, that'll do it for this time. Have a great week & we'll see you next time! 

Kayla's Corner: Keeping an Eye on Covington

Author of TPC recurring piece, "Kayla's Corner," Ms. Leasure is originally a Walton Co. gal who studied marketing & advertising & loves the beach, the woods & her dogs while keeping herself busy with multiple projects & endeavors. She has her finger on the pulse of the home county like no other & is always "keeping an eye on Covington." A beautiful lady, inside & out, it is The Chronicles' true privilege to have her talents as part of our team. 


Bess Tuggle - Memoirs of Surviving Children, Pt. VI: The Harridan

I mentioned a dear old friend in a previous column.  She will always be my favorite harridan.  My children were allowed to call her that, too, after she taught them the word, usually with a huge smile on their faces.  She and they had a special relationship.  They have a special place for her in their hearts (and their stomachs).

My friend would come over and bake.  She made cookies galore!  Her cheesecake was the best I’ve ever put in my mouth.  She would share her recipes, but would always leave out one ingredient when sharing so hers were always better than mine. 

A lil’ old Irish woman, she had a unique way of dealing with my children.  One of my favorite memories is of her taking charge of the firewood.

We had a fireplace.  For a few years that was our only heat.  There was a pecking order: my oldest cut and split it, and the rest had to unload it and stack it neatly on the porch.  Mama brought it in, built the fire, and cleaned out the fireplace.  Sounded like a fair deal to me.

My youngest decided to slack.  He had a cell phone, and the games on the cell phone were much more important than unloading firewood.  MUCH more important!

Finally, my friend asked if she could borrow his cell phone.  She said her battery was dead in hers, and she had a very important call to make.  He reluctantly gave it up, but did (sure he was thinking about what kind of cookies he was going to get that evening).

She turned it off and shoved it into the bra of her considerable bosom.  His mouth fell open and he couldn’t say a single word.  Don’t mess with lil’ old Irish women.

He was kindly informed that he would get his phone back when all the wood was unloaded and neatly stacked.  He didn’t –dare- try to take it back.  He was Johnny-on-the-spot unloading and stacking after that.

He got his phone back, I got my wood stacked and we all ate well that night.  I didn’t get cheesecake though. 
 
Bess


A jack of all trades, Bess Tuggle has been a Covington resident since the late 70’s. She's been a K-Mart cashier, cabinet builder, vet tech, office manager for a beef cattle ranch and water well company (where she was able to hold benefits for D.A.R.E. and Scouts), a court reporter, business manager, assistant at a private investigation firm, legal assistant, convenience store clerk, landscaper and elementary school substitute teacher.  Her greatest pleasure is being a wife, mother and grandmother.  Her stories are all real, and all names will be withheld to protect the innocent, and also maybe the guilty, depending on the crime & the Statute of Limitations. 
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08 July 2018

TPC: Gone Fishin' / Open Thread


Howdy, gang! Hope all is well out there.

It's time for The Chronicles' Summer Break.

We'll be back w/ you Sunday the 15th. So don't spill anything on the carpet & consider this an open thread. And we'll be checking in on the book of faces, too.

Happy Trails! 


- MBM 

y'all know how we do! 

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07 July 2018

Bess Tuggle - Memoirs of Surviving Children, Pt. V: The Third Son, First Grade Incident



Raising children is a tough job. They can make you laugh, cry, groan, scream.. drop you to your knees and then hug them until they can’t breath. They’re still all like that old dinosaur show: “I’m the baby, you gotta love me!”

My third son has always been a smart, lil’ mess. There were a lot of times he was too smart for his own good, and mine too.

School homework was required before they were allowed to do anything. If their teacher didn’t send something, I’d make something up. They always had homework. One dear old friend was a regular visitor and once a week she’d take the dictionary off the shelf, open it, close her eyes, point at a word, and all the boys had to learn the word, how to spell it and the definition (the last one she picked was “Harridan,” which means a grumpy old lady). Yes, homework.

I always went to all the teacher conferences. I would come home thinking I was raising a house full of idiots after the conferences, then get their report cards and think “Wow! I’m doing –something- right!” I didn’t know what, but they were doing just fine.

Well, I got notice that son #3 was about to fail first grade. Fail. Flunk. Get held back. Whatever you want to call it. At first I was devastated, and then I got mad.

His grades had been good all year. Regardless of his parent/teacher conferences, his grades were all good on his report cards. So, I scheduled an appointment with the principal.

The meeting was amicable. Everyone agreed the child was smart. He had great grades in reading and math. They were above first grade expectations. The only problem was that they thought he was “immature.” That was their reasoning for holding him back.

I listened as long as I could stand it, then looked the principal dead in the eye and responded “His father is pushing 40 and he’s –still- immature; my child isn’t going to outgrow this.”

My kid moved on to the second grade, graduated high school and is currently a Corporal in the United States Marine Corp.

He’s still immature.
Bess 



A jack of all trades, Bess Tuggle has been a Covington resident since the late 70’s. She's been a K-Mart cashier, cabinet builder, vet tech, office manager for a beef cattle ranch and water well company (where she was able to hold benefits for D.A.R.E. and Scouts), a court reporter, business manager, assistant at a private investigation firm, legal assistant, convenience store clerk, landscaper and elementary school substitute teacher.  Her greatest pleasure is being a wife, mother and grandmother.  Her stories are all real, and all names will be withheld to protect the innocent, and also maybe the guilty, depending on the crime & the Statute of Limitations. 
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05 July 2018

[TPC] - Rockabilly Superstars PSYCHO DEVILLE Live at Irish Bred Pub, Saturday July 7th

"Atlanta's Hot Rod Walt & the Psycho DeVilles are a super-charged, high-energy rockabilly show singing tunes about hot rod cars, mean women, and having a good ol' time"



(Staff Reports)

Hot Rod Walt and the Psycho DeVilles was formed in 2002. They have released 9 CDs.Hot Rod Walt takes pride in recording only original music and has over 200 original songs to his name.

He also takes great pride in Endorsed by Gretsch Guitars and playing nothing but Gretsch guitars........ Nothing else compares.

Hot Rod Walt shares the stage with two talented and loyal musicians......Burford T Ogletree on the Upright bass and Steve "Burnout" Barnett the hard hittin' punk rock drummer that never runs out of energy.

Together the Psycho-DeVilles perform a super high energy show. Singing songs about hot rod cars and mean women.................

In 2010 The Psycho-DeVilles had the pleasure of being a part of two TV shows. "Auction Kings" on Discovery Channel, where Hot Rod Walt auctioned off his Pink 1960 Cadillac.

And "Cafe' Racer" on Discovery HDTheater/velocity, where they brought him a custom built Cafe Racer motorcycle to test ride and build a story on the band.

In 2011 They sent HRW off to the famous Hawleywoods Barbershop for a story on the Pompadour

In 2012 they made and featured a Music video of there song "Ton UP".

In 2013 The Psycho-DeVilles were featured as the "Tennesee Three" in the Lifetime Movie "Ring of Fire" with Jewel and Matt Ross as Johnny Cash and June Carter.

In 2016 The Psycho-DeVilles became endorsed by Miller High Life... the champagne of beers !!

In 2017 The Hot Rod Walt and the Psycho-DeVilles are featured in Two episodes of a tv show called Caffeine and Octaine on Velocity Channel and NBC Sports.

The Psycho-DeVilles have toured the U.S. and Europe extensively and have been privileged to meet many fine and generous people, and have shared the stage with some of the absolute best musicians. 




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