Patterson, Forum Administrator
Bruce is the owner and Forum Administrator for the Republican
Forum. He has been involved in the Republican Party since 1980,
has managed two Republican Campaigns, worked for the King County
Republican Party in Seattle, Washington, served as a National
Delegate, and worked one session for the Washington State Legislature.
works for an international corporation installing Air Traffic
Control Equipment. He has been traveling full time since Jan 1991
often connecting to the forums via cellular modem with a laptop.He
has been the Manager of this forum since Dec. 7, 1998.
H. Whaley retired from the Army after 22+ years wandering around
the world. He was forced into using computers on his next-to-last
assignment where he worked on the Force Structure for his Branch
and was involved heavily in rewriting military doctrine and
training-he spent a tour at the National Training Center where
he established the Army-wide training standards for his Branch.
He is married with four kids who also have the wander lust:
one daughter thinks nothing of heading to Australia or Fiji
and Samoa. He is involved in Church volunteer work, a gardener,
an avid reader of politics, and leans toward the conservative
end of the political spectrum. He is also pleased to "announce"
his last daughter's pending marriage this June, 2006! His son
is a SSG with the Guard and has completed a tour in Iraq. Rich
now has two grandsons--without question, the cutest boys you
have ever seen! Write a message to Rich
by clicking here!
Roberts, Chat SysOp
Roberts, born in New York, has lived in Northeast Florida now
for more than 30 years. She is happily married to Steve, a retired
Navy pilot, and has two extraordinary children. A full-time mother,
she's a devotee of Rush Limbaugh and Mark Steyn.
her youth, Naomi was a Democrat and a liberal. While raising her
children she had to reexamine her liberal views and came to the
conclusion they were illogical and harmful if put into practice.
She has held a several different positions in her local Federated
Republican Women's Club, is a precinct committeeman, and a board
member of her county's Republican Executive Committee.
is a volunteer to the max - having served as an ombudsman for
her husband's squadron, volunteer worker for Navy Relief, den
mother to her son's BSA troop, president of the PTO at her daughter's
school, an elected, unpaid, school board member. She has been
a volunteer tutor for English literacy and in 2004 was honored
with Tutor of the Year for 2003. She is currently involved in
a community mentoring program and mentors two sisters. She has
actively worked in campaigns since 1994. She has had an esoteric
education, and is an avid reader, currently focusing on history.
Internet has made the whole world her oyster. She became a CompuServe
member in 1994, and has moderated a long-running discussion group
that originated in the old, now-defunct Townhall Forum as the
Lunch Bunch. When Townhall instituted a surcharge to drive out
the riffraff, her group moved to the Republican Forum where they
have met weekly for the past several years.
has an unique type of SysOp position with us, rather than working
the message boards, she is working in the Chat Rooms, so unlike
the rest of us you may not aways see her with a (SysOp) hat, and
you may not see a lot of her on the message boards.
you want to meet Naomi, drop by her weekly chat in the Cloakroom,
8:00 am Saturday (Eastern Time) for one hour. You will have a
good time! we guarantee it.
Jack E. Buttram, SysOp Emeritus
Jack was born in Roanoke VA 1932 and educated (more or less) in
the Virginia public schools. He took his B.A. in broadcasting
from Bob Jones University 1953; International School of Law -
Washington DC; Member Writer's Guild of America East. Authored
scripts for CBS Radio's 'SUSPENSE'. Public relations in Washington
office of Hill & Knowlton Public Relations, Wagner and Baroody,
and GM (Sen. George Murphy) Washington Consultants.
Political experience started with the Goldwater for President
Committee in 1964, followed by Deputy Director of P/R for Republican
National Committee, Press Secretary for Sen. Strom Thurmond, Sen.
Paul Fannin, Campaign press aide stints for Sen. Bob Griffin,
Sen. Glenn Beall. White House service for Amb. Anne Armstrong
during Nixon Administration.
Registered Foreign Agent for Saudi Arabia, Republic of China (Taiwan),
Democratic Unionist Party and Six Nations of the Haudenosaunee
(Native Americans). He's been the Executive Director of Friends
of Free China since 1976. Also has fulfilled public affairs assignments
for Chamber of Commerce of the U.S., American Enterprise Institute
and American Association of Christian Schools. Presently heads
his own public affairs and media relations consulting firm.
He's a member of the Association of Former Senate Aides (EX-SOB's);
The University Club of Washington DC; holds an Airline Transport
Pilot rating with some 5000+ flight hours, and is a licensed professional
(General) and Amateur (Extra) class radio operator. He and Barbara
have five children - four have served as missionaries in overseas
assignments and one is a special education public school teacher.
They have thirteen grandchildren... and a dog named "Lizzie."
Xenos (SysOp Emeritus)
passed away on July 25, 29006. He was a long time member of this
both this Forum and CompuServe. And as a political conservative,
he has been a registered Republican for more than 30 years. He
served as a former SysOp of the now defunct NavCIS Forum and spent
a three year stint as library SysOp in the FISHING and OUTDOOR
experience with computers goes back to RCA in the late 50's and
has been "on-line" since the early days of ARCNET. As
a retired division manager for a large poultry processor He now
spends his time pursuing his interests in astronomy, religion
and Middle Eastern archeology in addition to his interests in
computers and communications.
education includes degree work in Political Science and Ancient
Middle Eastern religions, as well as a certificate course in Business