News Soapbox

WRKN Channel 2: Jamie Tucker

I hope you know about this. I was at the Winkler funeral…where media was not allowed inside. On their evening newscast, WKRN Channel 2 (the ABC affiliate in Nashville) led off with a story from Jamie Tucker. He began his report by explaining that media were not allowed in the funeral, but he went in anyway with a hidden wireless microphone to give channel 2 the scoop.

I don’t know about you…but I thought this was pretty terrible. Mr. Tucker was more interested in an exclusive than a grieving family. Channel 2 had the arrogance and audacity to air such a disrespectful segment. I hope you’ll send them an email (their website is and you can send email to a variety of accounts. I personally prefer their newsdesk ( because it gets in the way of them reading other “exclusive stories.” I hope Mr. Tucker loses his job for this, and I hope our pressure causes several advertisers to abandon WKRN like I plan on it.

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I’m sitting in Class

I won’t tell you which one, just in case the instructor reads this. Granted, she should be intelligent enough to notice the time of this posting and recognize that I’m in her class at this moment….but why make things easier than they have to be?

In theory, I’m learning about how to design software. I think that’s probably pretty important for a CS major…but not as important as the sunshine outside seems! Oh well. Psalm 118:24: This is the day that the Lord has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it. Even in SEII.

She just learned to use the highlighter function in PowerPoint slide shows. At the end of every slide, virtually every single thing is highlighted. Seems like a waste of digital ink, so to speak. Sigh.

Spring break is upon us. That’s when this website started, nearly one year ago. Sure, there hasn’t actually been content that has made this site worth reading. Sure, I don’t update it ever…but it’s been a fun year, playing with PHP, mySQL, and enjoying reading the ramblings of Bob Parsons on goDaddy. Too bad I can’t support their Super Bowl ads.

Religious Soapbox

A Change in Heart on Church & State?

From the latest Tennessee Blue Book:

Tennessee State Constitution




Section 1. Whereas ministers of the Gospel are by their profession, dedicated 

to God and the care of souls, and ought not to be diverted from the great 

duties of their functions; therefore, no minister of the Gospel, or priest of any 

denomination whatever, shall be eligible to a seat in either House of the Legislature. 

Section 2. No person who denies the being of God, or a future state of rewards 

and punishments, shall hold any office in the civil department of this 


Section 3. Any person who shall, after the adoption of this Constitution, 

fight a duel, or knowingly be the bearer of a challenge to fight a duel, or send or 

accept a challenge for that purpose, or be an aider or abettor in fighting a duel, 

shall be deprived of the right to hold any office of honor or profit in this state, 

and shall be punished otherwise, in such manner as the Legislature may prescribe. 

I’ll leave the commentary up to you. Quite a difference in the perception of the value of ministry and the importance of a belief in the Lord and His plan on ethics and decision-making, isn’t it?