Thanks For All of the Hare-Brained Publicity, But…

Only one week in, I can already say it’s been a good month at!  At the same time, however, I must say things could be much better.  Allow me explain.

Rabbit Kill Cook Eat 2 6-28-13

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Since it was published the evening of Friday, June 28 (not the optimum time to share a story), my article about Ozark, Mo.-based magician Marty Hahne has generated a great deal of interest for the site.  After all, who wouldn’t be interested in learning more about a smalltown magician being told by USDA officials that he had to write a disaster plan for the three-pound rabbit he uses in his magic act or face penalties as a lawbreaker.

The wave of publicity began after David Burge of IowaHawk fame wrote on his Facebook page“I swear I am not making this up.  In the annals of government stupidity, this story may very well be the Mount Everest.  H/T Bob McCarty Writes.”  After that, everyone seemed to pick it up.

DavidBurgeFacebookTo date, the list of outlets that have reported Marty The Magician‘s USDA saga has grown to include — but is not limited to — the following:

• Beck (Dave Urbanski);

• Doug Ross (Larwyn’s Linx);

• Fox Nation (via NewsBusters);

• National Review (Mark Steyn);

• NewsBusters (Tom Blumer);

• Say Anything (Rob Port);

• The Rush Limbaugh Show (Mark Steyn);

The Washington Times (Jessica Chasmar); and

• Watts Up With That (Anthony Watts);

While I appreciate the attention this story has received, I would much prefer seeing our nation’s top bloggers, journalists and radio personalities devoting some attention to the topics I cover in the two nonfiction books I wrote during the past four years:  Three Days In August and THE CLAPPER MEMO.  Why? Because my books deal with life-and-death issues that impact our men and women in uniform who serve in harm’s way.

Please learn more by visiting the books’ websites, and, and reading the reviews and endorsements.  Then, I hope you’ll take a chance and order a copy of one or both books.  FYI:  They’re available in paperback and ebook versions at Amazon.comThanks in advance!

Bob McCarty is the author of Three Days In August (Oct '11) and THE CLAPPER MEMO (May '13). To learn more about either book or to place an order, click on the graphic above.

Bob McCarty is the author of Three Days In August (Oct ’11) and THE CLAPPER MEMO (May ’13). To learn more about either book or to place an order, click on the graphic above.

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About BobMcCarty

A native of Enid, Oklahoma, Bob McCarty graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in journalism in 1984. During the next two decades, he served stints as an Air Force public affairs officer, a political campaign manager, a technology sales consultant and a public relations professional. Today, Bob spends most of his time researching topics, writing about them and publishing those writings. When he’s not writing online, he’s working as an author. Bob’s first published book, Three Days In August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier’s Fight For Military Justice (October 2011), chronicles the life story and wrongful conviction of Sgt. 1st Class Kelly A. Stewart, a highly-decorated Green Beret combat veteran. In his second book, THE CLAPPER MEMO (May 2013), Bob connects the dots between a memo signed by James R. Clapper Jr. — the man now serving as our nation’s top intelligence official — and the deaths of dozens of Americans in Afghanistan at the hands of our so-called Afghan “allies” wearing the uniforms of their nation’s military, police and security forces. Bob is married, has three sons and lives in the St. Louis area. Bob is available for media and blogger interviews. Simply drop a comment here, leaving your name, organization, phone number, e-mail address and area of interest. He’ll try to respond as soon as possible.

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