Some recent questions about the Local Malcontent and my two blog sites have prompted this bit of housekeeping (ala 'Krazy Talk From Krazy Town').
I am a proud, full-blood Choctaw Indian, American citizen.
During my adult life, have only worked for governmental entities:
The Bureau of Indian Affairs, 7 years;
The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, 7 years;
and now the State of Oklahoma, since February, 08.
Happily married to an extraordinary Choctaw woman, Leticia Marie, since December, 2008. In the summer of 2011, Leti and I adopted a son.
My ancestors for more than five generations have chosen to serve the Choctaw people and tribe, and I feel that intense, inner drive too.
I get a real kick, a real laugh, when someone discovers that I'm neither Liberal, White nor Black.
Just rock-ribbed Conservative.
I have an aversion to having my picture taken; I see no need to explain further. Thus, I keep a 10-year old, unsmiling photo of myself up here. Sufficient to the task, but keeping me relatively unidentifiable in public.
Actually, I'm not a 'Malcontent' at all: I love to see the best and highest character from everyone, like love and loyalty to the United States; and honesty, respect, ambition. Expecting only the same treatment for myself, in return.
My cherished nom de plume originated from a series of letters to the editor of the McAlester (OK) newspaper, The McAlester News-Capital, back in 2003. In 2003 by the way, the newspaper was called the "News-Capital Democrat". That figures...
Anyway, a letter to the editor complained how the area Army Munitions Plant was contributing to the deaths of thousands of Iraqis, in that new war. It went on to condemn workers out there as "merchants of murder".
That angered me, into writing my own letter of rebuttal, defending the munitions plant, its' employees, America and George W. Bush. And I tried to tear "progressives" a new one, figuratively and literally.
The original letter writer must have taken offense that I had the nerve to disagree, and shot back, calling me "a known, local malcontent....", in typical, Liberal name-calling style.
I was never so pleased to be publicly recognized as such!!
And that title, valued highly be me, has stuck.