Monthly Archives: February 2013

President Obama to Honor University of Alabama Crimson Tide at the White House

Lawrence Jackson/White House – President Obama will welcome the BCS National Champion University of Alabama Crimson Tide to the White House to honor their 15th championship and their exceptional 2012-2013 season on Wednesday, March 6, according to a press release from the White House. The President will also continue his tradition of honoring sports teams…

Reward of $5,000 Offered in Bald Eagle Shooting Death

This American bald eagle, with its tail submerged at the water’s edge, took refuge behind a log after it was shot down in Neshoba County. The wounds to the eagle’s wings, leg, and eye were too severe for survival, so this representative of our national symbol had to be euthanized. Photo by Paul Windham, Mississippi…

Supreme Court to Consider the South’s Legacy On Voting Rights

The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – How can one be fair and balanced in the face of blatant, retrograde racism? The Washington Post is just now figuring out that at the top of the steps of Alabama’s old Capitol, there’s a six-pointed bronze star marking the spot where Jefferson Davis was sworn in…

The Big Picture: We Can Save the Planet and the Economy Too

Who Needs Jobs on a Dead Planet? – Bill McKibben at the front of the march – The Big Picture – by Glynn Wilson – WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following folks from all over the country willing to travel thousands of miles and brave freezing temperatures and a bone chilling wind to march from the Washington…

Photo Essay: Washington Monuments

By Glynn Wilson – I always love visiting this nation’s Capital City. What a place to photograph. [Click on the images for a larger view]… The Washington Monument after the Climate Change March – The Washington Monument before the Climate Change March – The Washington Monument during the Climate Change March – The White House…

About 35,000 March on Washington for Action on Climate Change

Watch the video here… Bill McKibben at the front of the march, with Sierra Club president Michael Brune behind him [click on the image for a larger view … more photos below]… By Glynn Wilson WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 17 – During President’s Day weekend and in freezing temperatures and against a brutal wind, more than…

Transocean Pleads Guilty in Gulf Deepwater Horizon Disaster

Sentenced to Pay $400 Million in Criminal Penalties, the Second-Largest Criminal Clean Water Act Fine in U.S. History – BP’s oil still pollutes Gulf Shores beaches – By Glynn Wilson – Transocean Deepwater Inc. pleaded guilty to a violation of the Clean Water Act Thursday for its illegal conduct leading to the BP Gulf Oil…

What Will the Alabama Super Tea Party Majority Do Next?

The Big Picture – by Glynn Wilson – CAMP GUNTER HILL, Ala. – The rain has finally stopped in Montgomery, after a February deluge that swelled creeks to overflowing and made for a soggy government tea party downtown. The boys of Agribusiness munched on shrimp and pimento cheese and crackers Tuesday night, giving legislators an…

Sierra Club Joins Civil Rights Activists in White House Protest

Forty Eight Arrested in Historic Act of Civil Disobedience – Forty eight environmental activists and civil rights leaders from across the country joined together for a historic display of civil disobedience at the White House Wednesday morning, where they demanded that President Obama deny the tar sands Keystone XL tar sands pipeline and address the…

Live Streaming Video: Joint Legislative Committee on Water Policy

By Glynn Wilson – CAMP GUNTER HILL, Ala. – We will be testing live streaming video via UStream Wednesday afternoon in a legislative hearing on Water Policy. There will be a meeting of the Permanent Joint Legislative Committee on Water Policy and Management Feb. 13 at 12:30 p.m., at the Alabama State House in Montgomery.…