If you do not know me (I mean, really know me) then there is something you need to understand before you read this blog: I value the truth above everything else... except a good laugh. A good laugh will almost always beat the truth as far as I’m concerned. Everything you read on this blog will be true, somewhat true, or something I made up in an effort to get a laugh. Sometimes I will go on a rant that I don’t really mean (or only kind of mean). Sometimes I will mean what I write only to completely change my mind a year, month, or day later. Such is life. By reading this blog you agree not to get offended by anything I write (or, at the very least, you agree not to tell me or anyone else that you are offended). It is worth noting that my employer does not endorse my blog (or even read it, to tell you the truth). The Wife also does not endorse my blog (though she will read it from time to time). I am not paid to write this... it’s just my way of giving back to the community. I have, and will, touch on a wide range of subjects and will give my opinion on these subjects. Again, most of what I say is for laughs but every now and then I will say what I really think and feel (see my views on Westboro Baptist Cult). How will you know when I’m serious and when I’m trying to get a laugh? You’ll know. And if you don’t know, well... maybe this isn’t the best thing for you to be reading. So, sit back, read and enjoy. Leave comments if you want and don’t be afraid to publicly follow me.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Goodbye 2016

It was a busy year… so I thought it would be good to have a little review on here. In no real order, this is what my year looked like…


*We sold the old I’m just sayin… offices and moved into a temporary space (not nearly as easy as it sounds).

*We got a loan to build a new office building (really not nearly as easy as it sounds).

*We started building the new office building (not nearly as cheap as I’d like).

*I had a chance to spend a week with Mom and Dad (it was fun… though I did miss The Wife and Kids. Stop it… I’m not kidding. I really did).

Like every year, people died. This isn’t a complete list, I know I’m leaving people off… and yes, I know people lost loved ones and that far too many service men and women die each year. This is just a list of famous (or at least famous to me) people who died in 2016. So, in no real order…

*John Glenn (astronaut, politician, American hero)
*Muhammad Ali
*Kenny Baker (actor [R2D2])
*Carrie Fisher (actress [Princess Leia])
*Gene Wilder… from complications of Alzheimer’s disease.
*Debbie Reynolds (actress/mom of Carrie Fisher)
*David Bowie (singer-songwriter)
*Gordie Howe (Hall of Fame hockey player)
*Doris Roberts (actress)
*Pat Conroy (author)
*Nancy Reagan
*Frank Sinatra, Jr.
*Phife Dawg (A Tribe Called Quest)
*Joe Garagiola, Sr. (baseball player & Hall of Fame sportscaster)
*Garry Shandling (comedian/actor/writer)
*Buddy Ryan (football coach)
*Alan Rickman (actor)
*Glenn Frey (singer-songwriter/actor)
*Abe Vigoda (actor)
*Arnold Palmer
*John Saunders (ESPN broadcaster)
*George Michael (singer/songwriter)
*Alan Thicke (from Growing Pains)
*Zsa Zsa Gabor
*Ralph Branca (baseball player)
*Florence Henderson (The Brady Bunch)
*Burnet R. Maybank, Jr. (SC politician)
*Rashaan Salaam (former Heisman Trophy winner)
*Peter Vaughan (Maester Aemon in Game of Thrones)
*Craig Sager (sports reporter)
*Garry Marshall (director/producer/writer)
*Dennis Green (football coach)
*Tim LaHaye (author of the Left Behind series)
*Michu Meszaros (actor [ALF])
*Blackjack Mulligan (Pro Wrestler)
*Jerry Heller (N.W.A. manager)
*Mr. Fuji (of WWF fame)
*Patty Duke (actress)
*Antonin Scalia (Supreme Court Justice)
*Harper Lee (author)
*Tony Burton (actor)
*George Kennedy (actor)
*Red Parker (former football coach at The Citadel and Clemson)
*Bill Foster (former basketball coach at Duke and University of South Carolina)
*Lawrence Phillips (former Nebraska running back)
*Leonard Cohen (singer/song-writer)
*Janet Reno (first US Attorney General)
*Cuban dictator Fidel Castro
*Robert Vaughn (actor)
*Leon Russell (Hall of Fame musician)
*Gwen Ifill (PBS NewsHour, Washington Week)

*Michael Weatherly (Tony) left NCIS.

*Michael Weatherly (Dr. Jason Bull) started a new series Bull… it’s great.

*Teresa Lynn (my sister) has a brain tumor… it’s benign (whatever that means), but it’s still on her brain (not much space there… HA!). Be a pal and pray for her.

*I saw some great movies… including: Rogue One, Deadpool, Captain America: Civil War, The Nice Guys, Zootopia & SING

So there were ups and downs... let's hope 2017 has more ups than downs.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Happy 11th Birthday Mary Ruth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I would like to wish my sweet little (now big) girl Mary Ruth a VERY HAPPY 11th BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! All she wants for her birthday is stuff for the SPCA. I’m not sure how God gave me such a sweet girl, but I’m glad He did. I hope she has a GREAT day!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

From all of us, to all of you...

This is a little I'm just sayin... tradition. As my children get older, I like it even more. It helps answer questions that have been asked and will be asked. If you can't see the video, it's the "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" video. Google it...

From all of us at I’m just sayin…, to all of you… I’d like to wish you a Merry Christmas! I hope you get to spend it with the people you love. I know I will.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Happy Birthday Dad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just want to take a minute here to wish my Dad a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am thankful every day that he is my Dad. As you know (because I’ve probably told you), it takes a special man to raise a son as great as me while still making his daughter and functionally-mute son think he loves them just as much. I hope he has a great day!

Monday, December 12, 2016

Happy Birthday Brent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Birthday to my brother-in-law Brent!!!!!!! I hope Teresa Lynn and the girls make it a great one!

Some of you may have realized I haven’t been posting a lot lately… what can I say? I’ve been busy. To give you some quick thoughts on some recent news:

R.I.P. former astronaut and US Senator and all around American hero, John Glenn. He was 95 years old. You can look him up if you want to know more about him, but here I will tell you this: Along with being the first American to orbit the Earth, he was also a distinguished fighter pilot in BOTH WWII and Korea with six Distinguished Flying Crosses and eighteen clusters to the Air Medal. He was the last surviving member of the “Mercury Seven”.

A man drove from North Carolina to a pizza shop in the DC area because he wanted to free child sex slaves. He knew they were there based on online news reports… also known as “Fake News”. Why do people believe this “Fake News”? Because they don’t trust the “mainstream media”. Why don’t they trust the mainstream media? I can’t say for sure, but the next topic probably doesn’t help…

The Today Show was “reporting” on the outcome of Michael Slager’s trial (a mistrial was declared)… they were talking about Walter Scott’s family asking protesters to remain peaceful. As they were doing this, they showed a picture of a large protest in the streets of (one would think) Charleston. Except it wasn’t Charleston. It was Baltimore… and it was from 2015. NBC later released a statement saying: “The video mistakenly included an image from an event not related to the Scott trial, and we apologize. The image has been removed from the story online, and we will make an on-air correction and apology tomorrow.” This is, in my professional opinion, pure bullshit. Or maybe horseshit. I’m not 100% sure which one. Might be both. I dare say it wasn’t a mistake and they don’t really apologize. They may apologize for getting caught… but that’s as close to being sorry as they really are. It’s stuff like this that makes people not believe the mainstream media… and that opens up space for other “media” outlets to release “fake news”. Shame on the Today Show and shame on NBC.

Congrats to Army on their victory over Navy this past Saturday. The streak was bound to come to an end and so it did Saturday. This is the first time Army has won against Navy since Sonny and I officially decided to cheer for Army (Sonny) and Navy (Me). While I, of course, wanted Navy to win… I can’t help but feel good for the Army seniors.

I’ve got my tickets for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story this Thursday night. I can’t wait to see it!!!!