God Bless the Bubba Brigade

There’s nothing like pulling into a Waffle House at 4 a.m. to see the parking lot full of jacked up 4×4’s, their drivers inside filling up on coffee, along with scattered, covered, chunked and maybe a side of waffle with that plate of bacon. That’s the Bubba Brigade preparing to go “muddin'” on their way to deer stands or duck blinds deep in the swamplands.

Texas is absolutely full of Bubbas like this, and God bless’em.

Because if you’re one of them National Guard people who have to get up, put on cammo (with sleeves), shave, and keep your hair short, one day you might need to call on the Bubba Brigade to get you out of a tight spot.

And that’s exactly what happened in flood-ravaged Houston. The tweet reads “Redneck Army saves National Guard.” But really, it’s the Bubba Brigade (my wife’s term) in full, glorious display.

But these were not just your average jacked up 4×4’s. They were real monster trucks. Here’s what happened.

The monster trucks were driving through northwest Houston’s Copperfield neighborhood when a resident, Josh James, informed them that the Guard had a truck stuck underwater in an apartment complex parking lot.

From ABC News:

James, a 26-year-old mechanic at Houston’s George Bush¬†Intercontinental Airport, said he enlisted the help of his friends at the Dallas-based dirt racetrack Rednecks with Paychecks for the five monster trucks being used in the rescue missions, which stand 10 feet off the ground.

The group posted this video on Facebook:

The Rednecks with Paychecks, aka Bubba Brigade, has now headed to areas like Port Arthur and Beaumont, where folks are still struggling with massive flooding.

God love’em, and if you see them at the Waffle House, pay for their meal (or donate to their GoFundMe page).

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Steve Berman

The old Steve cared about money, prestige, and power. Then Christ found me. All at once things changed. But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!

I spent 30 years in business. Now I write and edit. But mostly I love. I have a wife and 2 kids and a dog and we live in a little house in central Georgia.

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