To Tryon University!!! Where the basic American values of rugged individualism, private
ownership and freedom are emphasized! Where the
freedom that allows ordinary people the opportunity
to do extra-ordinary things is practiced and where
all students, past and present are encouraged to
pursue life, liberty and happiness as they see
fit. Mr. T...
A MUST VIEW VIDEO. Click the bottom right corner four boxes, to make it
American History 101 Last week was the 75th Anniversary of Hiroshima. Did you know that
DBT got to visit the site in 1969? Click the Video to hear his take
and sorry the sound quality is not so good. Presented by Tryon U.
Much Better Picture, Click Here!!!
A baseball star, Billy
Sunday played for the Chicago White Stockings
(Sox) in the 1890's.
Born during the Civil War in a log cabin in Iowa,
his father, a Union
Army soldier, died of pneumonia when Billy was a
At age 15, he struck out on his own, working several
His career took off and he became one of the most
popular athletes in
While recovering from a baseball injury in 1887, he
heard a group of
gospel singers after leaving a Chicago saloon.
They invited him to their mission where he
experienced a conversion.
He began attending YMCA meetings, quit drinking and
got married. A
national sensation occurred FEBRUARY 17, 1889, when
preached his first sermon as an evangelist in
He went on to pioneer radio broadcasting so
enthusiastically that the
FCC was formed in response.
During the next 46 years, till his death November 6,
1935, over 100
million people would hear him.
In his animated style, Billy Sunday said:
"Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any
more than going to
a garage makes you an automobile."
President's Day Tribute
As a tribute to President's Day, I thought I would
tell a story.
It is a video, about 10 minutes long.
Click Here To Enjoy
the 50th Anniversary of the Barbie Doll, Mattel
is making a toy doll to look like Angela Merkel, the
leader of Germany. Now, I like Merkel, she is
one of the few European leaders that I admire,
but maybe the artists who designed the doll
could be a little more accurate? Guess which is
in California have ordered tens of thousands of
prisoners to be let out of California prisons,
they cited overcrowding. Gee, you think the
crime rate may rise?
Motors is going to invest one BILLION dollars in
Brazil. Hey, wait in minute, didn't the
taxpayers just give GM the money? and it goes to
my heroes, Meg Whitman, the founder of eBay,
announced she will run for Governor of
California. She says she is tired of California
not being able to run efficiently. Arnold must
step down in 2010.
Kingdom's Environmental Czar has suggested that
the Brits MUST ration (only those we choose, can
fly) air travel.........because of Global
alcoholic went on a two day binge in Florida,
then fell over 100 feet from the top of a
hotel's fancy stairway.......He is now suing
Marriot for selling him too much booze and
having an unsafe staircase.
disgruntled student has reported his MOTHER to
the police and accused her of psychological
torture.......Wow, what did she do to
him?....Well, she made him clean his room, bathe
at least ONCE a week, and asked him to help pay
the rent................Oh, he is 22 years old.
Obama Bumps His Head!
Now, I wonder if Saturday Night Live will
portray him as a clutz, like GW?
immigrants are suing an Arizona rancher, because
he would not let THEM cross HIS land.....(I can't make
this stuff up)
claim that TVs will be put into contact lens
within 10 years.
experts claim that anxiety disorders are on the
rise, because of Global Warming fears.
is having terrible fires set by arsonists, now
Islamic terrorists are encouraging more fires be
set. Now how can the Aussies defend against
that? How can we?
watchdogs are predicting that Congress will
eventually spend 9.7 TRILLION dollars in an
attempt to "jump start" the economy. That is
equal to having the government pay off 90% of
all home mortgages in the country. So why not
just do that? That would stimulate my budget.
bailout bill is approaching over 800 BILLION
dollars, which is MORE than the Iraq War and the
Afghanistan War COMBINED!!
Moments In Tryon University History.
First Trivia Team!
Rafting The Snake River!
Mr. Slinger's Science Trip 1982? Mr.T is at the far
right, with total disregard for his own personal
safety, he is evening out the weight in the boat.
Most of the others are NHS Super Students.
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You....
The faculty of Tryon University is honored and humbled to
have been nominated and chosen as the recipient of Allied
Insurance and WHO TV's Golden Apple Award. Even though the
TV story only appeared for a couple of minutes, early in the
morning, many old friends and colleagues have been
contacting me in disbelief. I would like to thank all of
those who cheered, clapped and shook my hand that day, it
was a memory I will cherish forever. Words could never
express my gratitude. No, I have not sold it yet on eBay.
Yes, it was such a shock, I was speechless, which as you
know is very rare. Thanks again for all of the nice things
said by the wonderful students of NHS. Click Here for the story I wrote,
explaining the event to my family.