Monthly Archives: June 2009

Artur Davis Called to Apologize for Protest Statement

by Glynn Wilson The campaign of Birmingham Congressman Artur Davis, who wants to be governor of Alabama, has placed his foot squarely in his mouth, again. In Sunday’s Birmingham News, Charles Dean reported that at a Davis campaign event in Linn Park, protesters were present, and that Davis supporter Rufus Garner said, “Someone is just…

How to Keep the Pressure on Congress

Daily Rant by Rowland Scherman To: The People of the United States of America I care about what has happened, and what is happening, to our country. I am not alone. I know that most of you, too, are concerned with the complex situation that confronts us, and how our leaders are dealing with the…

End Times: Daily Show's Jason Jones Riffs on 'Aged News'

Now this is funny… The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c End Times thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Newt Gingrich Unedited Interview The Daily Show’s Jason Jones visits the the New York Times’ offices to find out why the last of a dying breed prefers “aged news” to…

Montgomery's SPLC Weighs In on DC Shooting

Southern Poverty Law Center Quoted on MSNBC Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Rush Limbaugh claims the right-wing nutjob who shot and killed the Holocaust Museum guard was a “leftist?” I really do need to get a laugh track for this blog. Saying LOL (for Laugh Out Loud) or…

GOP Footdragging on Obama's Supreme Court Pick

Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court is so qualified with so much experience that the Republicans want to delay her confirmation. What? Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy They need more time to dig for dirt and raise money by drumming up a fake controversy. That’s what’s going on…

A Letter to President Obama

Daily Rant by Rowland Scherman Dear Mr. President: As you must recall, when the Bush Administration came into power, they ignored or trashed evreything that the Clinton Administration had done. They wanted nothing to do with anything having ties to Clinton. The results of their ignorance and pride are what you now have before you…

Justice Department Should Set Aside Siegelman Verdict

Whistle-Blower Jill Simpson Issues Rare Public Statement by Glynn Wilson In response to a new story in The Huffington Post Wednesday about a conflict of interest on the part of the judge who presided in the federal case against former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman, attorney and whistle-blower Jill Simpson issued a rare, lengthy public statement…

Alabama Gets Dumped On

An analysis by the Conservation Alabama Foundation finds that Alabama’s landfill permitting practices put the state at high risk for accepting more out-of-state coal ash and other hazardous materials. “Alabama has 32 municipal landfills with a permitted daily flow capacity of 51,205 tons,” said Adam Snyder, executive director of the Conservation Alabama Foundation. “Considering Alabamians…

The Small World of Newt Gingrich

Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy I think the very idea that anyone thinks Newt Gingrich HAS an intellect is a joke. If Newt is now the top intellectual powerhouse for the GOP, they may never win another election : ) America has crossed the Rubicon from dumber to…

On Izzy Stone, Rowland Scherman and Facebook

OK, I take back SOME of what I said about Facebook… Rowland Scherman Izzy Stone in his print shop… by Glynn Wilson When I signed up for Facebook a litte more than a month back, I was not thrilled with the prospect. I already manage several Web sites, most of which carry an economic interface…

Sarah Palin Plagiarizes Newt Gingrich?

Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy This is too funny. Alaska Governor and potential Republican presidential candidate in 2012 Sarah Palin can’t even come up with her own BS now. She has to steal from former House…

Locust Fork River Run '09

Glynn Wilson Lee Isaacs paddles with ease over the shoals of the Locust Fork River Saturday along with the Friends of the Locust Fork environmental group on section 6 of the river from Highway 13 to the Blaylock Bridge. I posted a few photos on Facebook at this link. Meanwhile, I’m too tired and sun…

Rush Limbaugh Cries Fire in Crowded Theater

Why is anyone listening to Rush Limbaugh? Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy There is a principle in American law that says free speech is allowed as long as it doesn’t endanger lives. The example often used to show speech that would not be allowed is when someone cries…

Upcoming Outdoor, Environmental Events

Friends of the Locust Fork Canoe Outing The Friends of the Locust Fork environmental group is sponsoring a canoe outing Saturday, June 6. Paddle easy shoals of the Locust Fork’s Section 6 beginning at 9 a.m. on Highway 13 to Blaylock Bridge. There’s no whitewater on this stretch, which takes about five hours to float.…

Democrat Wins Big in State Senate Special Election

Rep. Marc Keahey, a Democrat and Grove Hill attorney, solidly defeated former Republican state Rep. Greg Albritton Tuesday by double digits to win the state senate district 22 seat, held for many years by the late Pat Lindsey, who passed away in January. Unofficial results show Keahey winning by more than 2,300 votes, or a…

GOP Tries to Stall Supreme Court Conformation Hearings

Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick J. Leahy, D-Vt., who met Wednesday with Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions on a schedule for the hearings, said he’s eager to give Sotomayor the chance to respond to “unbelievable attacks” by Republican critics like radio host Rush Limbaugh and…

A Northern Slimy Salamander

Glynn Wilson I had wondered in recent days if salamanders still inhabited these parts, having seen them growing up in northeastern Jefferson County. So when one followed me into The Bunker tonight, I caught it and snapped a few photos, then looked it up on the Web to find out if it was one of…

Ten Commandments Judge to Run for Governor

Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore of Ten Commandments fame has launched a Web site saying he’s running for governor at Moore2010.com and made an announcement at noon on Monday at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Montgomery. The Web site invites supporters to sign a pledge to help elect Moore as “the next governor of…