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About johnbeckmanbooks

John Beckman, a retired meteorologist, was known as “Johnny the Weatherman” in a career that spanned forty years. He forecasted the weather on WSJS-TV in Winston-Salem, NC, at WFGA-TV in Jacksonville, FL, and for thirty-three years in Atlanta at WSB-TV and WXIA-TV. Also a well published author Beckman now devotes full time to writing fiction. He currently has several eBooks on Amazon.com, "Tropical Knights," first in a series of adventure/mysteries about a sailor and his lovely CIA cohort on a mission to save America. Now available the sequel, and second in the series: "Tropical Daze." The third Jack & Amy adventure is "Tropical Rage" which became available on 30 April 2014. All of his books are highlighted on http://johnbeckmanbooks.com and available from Amazon.com. . .

The Year the Media DIED!

The first article in the Bill of Rights says, “Congress shall make no law prohibiting the freedom of the press” Thomas Jefferson felt so strongly about it he wrote, “Our liberty cannot be guarded except by freedom of the press.” … Continue reading

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“As Seerious as a Heart Attack..”

I had a heart attack Monday, 13 October. Around 3:30 that afternoon I got a sharp pain the middle of my chest. There is no history of heart problems in my family My mother lived to 105; my father 87 … Continue reading

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A Young Man’s Confusion!

I heard a 26-year-old Millennial call a radio talk show last week and ask, “Is this how politics has always been?” It was a good honest question. This young man wasn’t around for Ronald Reagan, Nixon, or the Bushes. All … Continue reading

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A Story you Won’t Believe!

I’m going to tell you a story you won’t believe. But it is true. First, you must understand some fundamental differences between Liberals and Conservatives. Liberals believe they are compassionate, caring, healing. They want to save the whales, save the … Continue reading

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Beckman’s Undeniable Facts of Life!

A $2300 “rebate” on a $45K car just means that they raised the price to $47,300 and then dropped it $2300 for the sale. It’s an advertising gimmick All politicians are liars, no exceptions. The word status is pronounced “State-us” … Continue reading

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Am I still in America?

There are two things that make my head spin. They make me wonder if I am still  in America. First, the United Socialist Republic of California has labeled the National Rifle Association (NRA) a “terror organization.” That…is NOT a joke. … Continue reading

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Is the Constituion out of date?

America’s Constitution was near perfect when it was written in 1776. It worked then and it would work today. There are socialists who say the Constitution is “out of date” for modern America. The Constitution is no more out of … Continue reading

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