Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The state of Texas is harboring terrorists

You folks down there in Galveston don't seem to get it. There is corruption down there. What part of "they threatened to kill me" did you not understand?

I'm not giving this up until someone other than me pretends this is important.

The Galveston Daily News could quite possibly be the worst excuse for a newspaper on plant Earth. Have you started working on this story yet?

I haven't been interviewed yet, and I'm the main source for information, so I doubt it. They are so backwards and inept at that paper, they probably still think this is a story about whether or not I was a party guy prior to Christ, as opposed to a story about state employees and leaders breaking the law to intimidate someone they wanted to control.

I know you all read this blog. Don't pretend you don't. Do you all realize that I haven't received any type of contact from your paper regarding what I have blogged about here? Are you people awake? I have accused leaders at UTMB of threatening me verbally and with handguns, and that didn't even warrant an email to find out more? (Don't bother sending me an email now, you're not going to get an interview with me now.)

What a joke. I think any student in Journalism 101 would call that a hard news story. And I stand by every word of it. Being a journalist isn't just the ability to string words together well. Being a journalist is a responsibility. Remember?

Why am I still going through this? Because no one wants to act like they're a journalist and cover this story, or press the university on it. They'd rather let these folks get away with this simply because they don't want to see me vindicated. Pure and simple. They realize that I'm probably telling the truth (which I am) and they realize how damaging this will be to the county's largest employer, so they'd rather this go away.

Sorry. This is about principle. It's about right and wrong. You're not going to treat someone like this anymore.

In fact, there's more to this story I didn't talk about already. I was kind enough not to go into at least one other incident, in which one of those Busch-league terrorists looked me in the eye and told me that they would carry out their threats.

After months and months of incidents of gunfire and verbal threats, one of these people actually looked me in the eye at an event and said, "We'll do it. (Slapping her hands together making a loud clap). Whatever it takes."

These people are serious. And they are being protected by the state of Texas and the local media.

I've been told on numerous times in numerous ways by these people that they would kill me if they had to, and you all want me to forget about it? Just let it go? Let maggots force me out of my hometown? Forget it.

What kind of country do you want to live in?

If we let people in power get away with this kind of garbage, we are giving our country to the scumbags. Is that really what you want? You really want me to go away, after everything I've been through, and let people of this quality stay in power or at least not be held accountable in some way?

I wouldn't trust a couple of these creeps to manage a group of 17-year-olds at a Del Taco. And somehow they talked their way into management positions in the University of Texas System. Amazing.

Forget it! We're going to wait until this is resolved. Get to work fixing it! Now.

"Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee" (Psalm 25:21).

I stand by every word that I have typed into this computer regarding what happened while I was there, and what has happened since.

I told the truth. All that manure we talked about in those ridiculous Professionalism Board meetings about accountability and integrity was a joke unless something is done about this. You put me on that board to be an example on that stand up for values you'd prefer to flush down the toilet than have to practice yourselves?

I don't care if I have to go alone on this. These people are criminals, and I'm not going to let them get away with doing this to someone.

You people should be ashamed of yourselves.

The irony is, I ended up being the one in the bunch with integrity, who stood up for what was right, and what was my reward? Public embarrassment? Humiliation? The loss of my career? Should I go on? I could.

Until this is fixed, UTMB is an embarrassment to that community and a stain on health care in this country. I'm sorry I have to shoot straight with you all. That's just the way it is.

You want me to move on? Then take care of this situation...fairly. Now. Or lets let a jury sort all this out.

The spirit of the living God within me won't let me move on until this is resolved.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

For immediate release: New BarlowGirl video confusing, says Tyler

HOUSTON -- (Dec. 25, 2008) -- The latest BarlowGirl video, while cute and entertaining, unfortunately doesn't provide adequate information to justify a trip to Chicago next month, said John Tyler Christmas morning.

Wishing the girls and everyone else a Merry Christmas, he said he wasn't sure what they are trying to say.

"I don't think I'm alone in believing the video might send conflicting messages," he said. "If I've already seen Chicago in the winter, should I bother?"

Not wanting to be critical of their creative effort, he wondered if Alyssa's remark that the band would be in the studio in January meant that the week of Jan. 11 was a bad time, or that they weren't interested at all.

"In the studio in Chicago, or in the studio in Nashville?" he asked. "After listening to that, I'm not even sure if they're going to be in town. There were actually several remarks in the video that were open to interpretation, and I'm not sure I'm interpreting them correctly."

Tyler said he's not kidding around, and this is not a publicity stunt.

"Absolutely not," he said. "If fact, I would prefer we meet quickly and find a more personal and private means of communicating and building friendships, because if we don't define this thing ourselves, others are going to define it for us.

"And let me guarantee you something," he said. "Those 'others' have no concern for us, our well-being, or really want us to succeed. If we're serious about building relationships, we can't do it in press releases and video blogs. There's too much left open for misinterpretation."

Tyler said he didn't want the fact that the video left him a bit confused take away from its artistic beauty, or discourage the girls from continuing in their efforts.

"As the great minister of the Gospel, Guy Mofley, always says: 'keep going,'" Tyler said. "You girls looked adorable and I always enjoy watching you on the Internet machine."

Tyler said he'll continue watching the girls YouTube channel to determine if they can carve out some time in their schedule the week of Jan. 11.

-- 30 --

Monday, December 22, 2008

For immediate release: Tyler just about ready for that cup of coffee with the Barlow sisters

HOUSTON -- (Dec. 22, 2008) -- After spending a few minutes on the band's YouTube channel last week, John Tyler wondered if the sisters in BarlowGirl would enjoy sharing a cup of coffee with him in Chicago early in 2009.

"Heck, I might even be willing to buy them dinner," he thought to himself, listening to their pretty Christmas music and looking at their pretty Christmas pictures. "They're lovely, and we could have a great time together talking about Jesus."

Tyler said he had a mental picture of himself sitting at a table with them in their hometown, drinking coffee, grinning ear to ear. This was a pleasant thought, and according to Philippians 4:8, he thought about it some more.

When asked why he felt the Barlow sisters, three young ladies he's never met, would be interested in coffee with him, he seemed adamant they were sending secret messages through their videos, much like rock bands used to embed backward messages in their music.

"I'm not nuts," he said. "For example, play their video entitled 'All good tours must come to an end', and pause it at precisely the 2:58 point. I interpret that as I want at least one cup of coffee with John."

Checking over his schedule and looking for good deals on flights, Tyler found that he could fly in and out Chicago, one of his favorite American cities, for relatively low cost early in January. Tentative plans are for a visit to Chicago the week of Jan. 11.

"Maybe I could find a some jobs to apply for while I'm in town," he said. "Wouldn't that be cool if I found a job in Chicago? I wonder if the president-elect knows of any good job openings."

Tyler's plan to move to Los Angeles has been put on hold as several resumes sent to that city have strangely produced no results, as of close of business Friday.

"Maybe they are waiting until after the holidays to make hiring decisions," he thought quietly to himself.

Tyler also felt it was too early to count on a role in a Clint Eastwood film, since Eastwood was most likely taking a break with a new film already in theaters.

"Hey, why not Chicago?" he said, smiling. "We could at least talk about it over coffee, or having dinner with chopsticks."

Tyler figured that if the girls were interested in a get together, they could find a creative way to let him know on their YouTube channel. He called them "masterful communicators," and felt they could probably let him know one way or another if he needed to jump on an airplane.

He theorized how it might work. "If the answer was 'yes,' I could contact them through their post office box with a secret meeting place and time there in Chicago. If we announce it here, the Sun-Times or the Tribune will probably send spies."

Tyler said he sat in a chair for nearly 30 minutes silently, amazed at himself for such a great idea.

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Sunday, December 7, 2008

For immediate release: Film director invites Tyler to rock concert

HOUSTON -- (Dec. 8, 2008) -- Only weeks after the film's rerelease on YouTube, the famed director of 1986's classic film "The Red Limo" has invited John Tyler to attend a Dec. 20 performance of the rock band King's X at The Meridian.

Guy Mofley, "Red Limo" director, minister of the Gospel and an all around nice guy, has decided it's time for him and Tyler to "rock out" and let their light shine at a rock and roll event.

Mofley will travel to Houston from out-of-state for the event.

King's X has recently made it clear they want people praying for them. Mofley and Tyler said they were more than happy to oblige. In fact, Tyler said he would be praying in the Holy Ghost during much of the show.

The meeting between Tyler and Mofley was birthed Saturday. In an e-mail, Mofley indicated his wife had bought him tickets to the concert, and that he would like Tyler to attend with him.

"I was honored to be invited, and of course I'm going," said Tyler, excited about the opportunity to see a friend responsible for sharing Christ with him during high school. "Like rubbing the Princess' feet or going to professional baseball games, rock shows are an important staple of American life and should not be neglected, especially with long-time friends."

Mofley and Tyler's film works, including the now legendary "Red Limo," were a huge hit with family members and friends in the 1980s and earned Tyler the title, "The VCR Movie Star," for many years.

"It's fantastic that this quickly after the rerealese of the film, an opportunity to spend time with Guy at a rock concert has emerged," said Tyler. "I'm now expecting my powerful performance as Stud to be the catalyst to open up even more film opportunities in the future."

As for King's X, Tyler said he loves their music and hopes they finally find what they are looking for spiritually.

"Sure, we'll pray for them, but at the end of the day it comes down to making the right decisions," he said. "Many of us have got off course spiritually at one point of our lives, but they've got to decide to return to what they've known and lived in the past, assuming they've strayed from the straight and narrow.

"With that said, let's rock, gentlemen."

Tickets are available at The Meridian Web site.