Monthly Archives: October 2012

Professor Wayne Flynt Says Vote ‘No’ on Amendment 4

By Wayne Flynt/ Special to the News-Journal – AUBURN, Ala. — Have you ever listened to a conversation between two friends about a complicated issue? Because you find some truth in both arguments, you change back and forth as each makes his case. My not overly educated (at least in the formal sense) but very…

‘Moving Forward’ Political Rally Set For Thursday Night in Oxford

The Calhoun County Democratic Party and The Cleburne County Democratic Executive Committee are co-hosting an evening of politics, friendship, and support for democratic candidates in Alabama on Thursday, Oct. 25 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Oxford beginning at 6 p.m. Speakers include Alabama Democratic Party Chairman Mark Kennedy; Judge Bob Vance, who is running…

Mobile BayFest Cleaned Up by Prison Labor With No Safety Equipment

Dear Editor: by David Underhill MOBILE, Ala. — When BayFest relinquished the downtown streets, I could reach the main post office again. But I paused at the entrance to study the scene in the vacant block across the street. Workers were dismantling the stage and other remnants of the BayFest venue which had filled that…

UA Local 91 Recommends Candidates for Office in the Nov. 6 Election

UA Local 91, the oldest union in Birmingham, Alabama, made up of plumbers, pipefitters and service technicians with major contracts with Alabama Power and UAB, issued its recommended list of candidates for public office on Wednesday. The union endorsed Democrat Barack Obama for President of the United States. The union also recommends the Democrat for…

Alabama AFL-CIO Urges ‘No’ Vote on Amendment Seven on Nov. 6

by Glynn Wilson Amendment 7 on Alabama’s ballot looks like a simple measure to preserve the right to a secret ballot. But the wording is misleading and, “it puts voters in the middle of the battle between labor and management,” said AFL-CIO President Al Henley. He said the amendment, written by Republicans in their ongoing…

Obama Administration Designates U.S. Attorneys to Oversee Complaints of Election Abuse, Fraud or Discrimination

by Glynn Wilson BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Obama administration’s legal eagles will be watching to make sure elections in Alabama are conducted fairly. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Pat Meadows and Ramona Albin will lead efforts of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in connection with the Department of Justice’s nationwide Election Day Program for the upcoming Nov. 6…

Americans Trust President Obama Over Romney to Conduct Foreign Policy

The theme of Monday night’s third and final presidential debate is Foreign affairs, one of President Barack Obama’s stronger issue areas in the campaign of 2012, according to the latest Gallup poll on the subject. Americans chose Mr. Obama over Republican Mitt Romney by 53 percent to 41 percent as the candidate better able to…

Republican Attorney General Censors Alabama Public Television?

Memo Gets ‘Forever Wild’ Show Bumped on Eve of Vote Glynn Wilson Little River Falls near Fort Payne, Alabama by Glynn Wilson Is Alabama’s Republican Attorney General Luther Strange condoning censorship in violation of the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial Citizens United vs. FEC decision? When voters go to the polls on Nov. 6 to vote…

Penny Bailey Campaigns for Congress on Birmingham’s Southside

Glynn Wilson Penny Bailey of Leeds is running for Congress as a Democrat against incumbent Republican Spencer Bachus in Alabama’s Sixth District. Bachus was exposed on 60 Minutes for insider trading, using his position as head of the House Committee on Financial Services to cash in on stock information to enrich himself. He was also…

Daily Show Goes Off on Romney’s ‘Binders Full of Women’

Democalypse 2012 – The Second Debate: Now Including the President – Binders of Women The Daily Show with Jon StewartGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook Mitt Romney contradicts himself on contraception issues and recalls recruiting “binders full of women” for cabinet positions in Massachusetts. How do we…

Obama Wins Second Debate With Romney

Progressive Democrats in Alabama gathered Tuesday night at the Bottle Tree Cafe on Birmingham’s Southside to watch the second debate between President Barack Obama and Massachusetts Mormon Mitt Romney. After all the shouting was over they concluded that Obama won the debate, performing much more presidential than he did in the first debate moderated by…

Paddy Power Calls Debate and Election for President Obama

The odds on the Presidential race in the United States got shorter tonight with the odds tipping even further in President Barack Obama’s favor of winning a second term in the White House. Paddy Power, Europe’s largest betting company, changed the odds on Obama’s reelection from 1/2 to 4/11 following his performance in the second…

Maiden Voyage of the Roadship Washington

A Lake Coleman campsite, just a short walk through the forest to the lake Secret Vistas by Glynn Wilson When the summer heat begins to fade away, the days grow shorter and the leaves start falling from the trees and changing colors, I don’t know about you but it’s hard to resist packing up the…