Author Archives: John David Powell

About John David Powell

John David Powell - Gone To Texas is a daily blogcast from ShadeyHill Ranch carried exclusively on Blog Talk Radio at We feature discussion of events in Texas and the world hosted by multiple Lone Star Award-winning journalist and author with 5 decades of news and broadcasting experience.

Hate and the religion of politics

A woman I know frequently tells me that many of the posts she sees on her Facebook page come from people who do not have a religious foundation or simply do not believe in God. Politics is their religion, she … Continue reading

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The Holy See’s Blindness

Politics and sex.  There was a time when some of us “seasoned” individuals believed that you could not get enough of either.  Sadly, that is not the case lately.  Politics and sex; sex and politics.  I do not know about you, but it has … Continue reading

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MSM shock bombshell: Trump is rich

The New York Times deserves a Laurel and Hardy handshake for its 18-month investigation that led to a “bombshell” story (in the words of many breathless broadcast reporters) about the finances of President Donald Trump and his family.  The people who … Continue reading

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A tawdry, disgusting, and distasteful week

As the Grateful Dead said, what a long, strange trip it’s been.  And dude, the week is only half-over.  I mean, like, there it was: the headline declaring that Bill Cosby, Mr. Jell-O Pudding, America’s Dad, will spend the next three … Continue reading

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Shooting holes in agenda journalism

Lots of folks like to throw around the term “fake news” to describe stories they do not like or stories that are, well, fake. I prefer the term “agenda journalism” because it does not make a judgment on the veracity … Continue reading

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Kavanaugh hearings: the making of political sausage

Thanks to the US Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court, America and the world learned why you do not want to see how to make political sausage. It is dirty … Continue reading

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#13 Christian persecution main item on Blue-Plate Special

We’ve been pretty occupied with a host of things this week at the ranch, which is why we haven’t had any postings since last Friday’s Blue-Plate Special.  Sorry about that, but we’ll try to do better next week. Health issues … Continue reading

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