Monthly Archives: February 2009

The Battle of Chattanooga

by Glynn Wilson Glynn Wilson Holiday Trav-L-Park of Chattanooga CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., Feb. 26 — The cardinals are singing their morning song as the sun tries to break through the clouds on this spot where the 84th Indiana Infantry camped in the fall of 1863 before the Battle of Chickamauga. Chattanooga was a vital rail hub…

Waterkeeper Alliance Launches Dirty Coal Website

The Waterkeeper Alliance environmental group has launched a new Website to debunk the notion of “clean coal,” according to a press release sent out by the Black Warrior Riverkeeper, a non-profit environmental group out of Birmingham, Alabama. TheDirtyLie.com Web site was launched “to combat the lies that are being spread about coal, including the myth…

At 63, Don Siegelman Struggles for Freedom in Rainsville

Glynn Wilson Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman urges supporters in Rainsville at his 63rd birthday party to keep the pressure on Congress to continue the investigation of Bush administration officials, including Karl Rove, who perverted justice for political reasons not only in his case, but in cases across the country.

Conservation Alabama Says Fund Mass Transit

Environmental Group Questions Use of Trust Fund for New Roads Conservation Alabama issued a statement today that called on Alabama legislators to prioritize fixing Alabama’s crumbling roads and bridges and funding mass transit programs before spending Alabama Trust Fund dollars on new roadways. Sen. Lowell Barron (D-Fyffe) is sponsoring SB279, a bill that would take…

Countdown: Republicans Gone Wild…

MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann takes issue with Alabama’s Senior Republican Senator Richard Shelby on his off-hand comments about Obama’s citizenship… Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Red meat for the nutjob right? Or a broadside from the Senator as deep into defense contracts and intel as much as anyone in…

Karl Rove Defies Congressional Subpoena, Again

Some juvenile degenerate is passing this disgusting image around over the Internets. We felt a moral obligation to report it. Take that Turd Blossom. by Glynn Wilson Karl Rove, the former political adviser to President George W. Bush, was a no show again this morning at the House Judiciary Committee, sources say, where he once…

Senator Shelby Backtracks on Obama Citizenship Remarks

Alabama’s senior Republican Senator Richard Shelby is having to backtrack today on comments he made at a town hall meeting Saturday in Cullman, which may have been made in retaliation for recent reports alleging that White House counsel Graig Craig violated Shelby’s attorney-client confidentiality when he talked to North Alabama lawyer Jill Simpson about representing…

White House Counsel May Have Conflict in Rove Case

by Glynn Wilson President Barack Obama’s attorney, White House Counsel Greg Craig, may be asked to recuse himself from deciding the new administration’s policy on “executive privilege” as it relates to the Congressional investigation of Karl Rove, the former Bush political adviser who was involved in advising the Justice Department on political firings and prosecutions.…

Norman Lear On Religion in Politics

Television producer and founder of People For the American Way Norman Lear talks about about religion in politics and the paramount importance of the First Amendment in American Democracy.

TVA Hides Coal Ash Damage With Gestapo Tactics

Activist John Wathen on the scene at the worst domestic environmental disaster in the United States since the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince Williams Sound, Alaska, in March, 1989. The Tennessee Valley Authority doesn’t want you to know how bad the coal ash spill was in the Clinch River in East Tennessee, during the…

Karl Rove Deposition Hearing Still On for Monday

Investigative Reporter Alleges Cover-Up in Obama White House Delay by Glynn Wilson A staff member for the U.S. House Judiciary Committee said today that the deposition hearing scheduled for Monday, Feb. 23, for Karl Rove, the infamous former political adviser to former President George W. Bush, “is still on at this point.” The Obama administration…

Birmingham Airport Pollution Case Settled

The Black Warrior Riverkeeper non-profit environmental group settled its pollution case against the Birmingham Airport Authority and Dunn Construction Company on Wednesday, February 18, according to a digital press release. United States District Court Judge Inge P. Johnson approved the settlement including a payment of $150,000 and injunctive relief requiring steps to curtail pollution. The…

Urge No Vote on Alabama Salvia Bill

The Alabama House Judiciary Committee is considering a bill which would outlaw salvia and apply the same penalties currently imposed on those caught with marijuana. Loretta Nall is asking people who share an interest in keeping natural plants free from ridiculous laws and keeping kids experimenting with drugs out of prison to write a letter…

Cheney Outraged Bush Didn't Pardon 'Scooter' Libby

In the waning days of the Bush administration, Vice President Dick Cheney launched a last-ditch campaign to persuade his boss to pardon Lewis “Scooter” Libby — and was furious when President George W. Bush wouldn’t budge, according to the New York Daily News. Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy…

The Alabama State House Last Week

As the Policy Director for Conservation Alabama, Jeff Martin learns about State House issues firsthand and usually posts at the end of each week for his commentary on what’ s going on in Montgomery. Here’s his post from last week, originally published here. The House passed a package of energy bills last week that included:…

Understanding the Corporate Press and American Democracy

Under the Microscope by Glynn Wilson A couple of weeks ago, when not one single Republican took up our new President Barack Obama’s call for “bipartisanship” to vote for his stimulus package to aid the faltering economy — a measure backed by virtually every economist in the land as a needed step to avert a…

Bird Activity Light for Backyard Count

Glynn Wilson The bird activity was light Friday and Saturday for the Great Backyard Bird Count of 2009. But we did manage to sneak a few shots of this male house finch [carpodacus mexicanus] on the dogwood tree out front.