Connecting the Dots

The Law Is What The King Says It Is…

Connecting the Dots by Glynn Wilson After spending a good part of the day Tuesday studying the U.S. attorneys response to the motion for a new trial filed in federal court by former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman and HealthSouth founder Richard Scrushy, I re-watched The Other Boleyn Girl film on Encore last night. As many…

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…

State of the Union: Democracy and the Web Press

Connecting the Dots by Glynn Wilson I almost lost my breakfast in my plate as I watched CNN’s John King interview Dick Cheney on his “State of the Union” show this Sunday. It made me want to get rid of my television set, reinforcing an idea that seems to be growing among the American population.…

The True Story Behind Amazing Grace

Connecting the Dots by Glynn Wilson William Wilberforce, the British politician and philanthropist who is credited with ending the slave trade in Great Britain, spent his entire adult life dedicated to “creating a better world,” according to his biographies and the movie Amazing Grace. So his story is important to know for anyone with similar…

We May Not Have Bush to Kick Around Anymore

But we do have much more work to do building the Web Press… Connecting the Dots by Glynn Wilson We aren’t going to have George W. Bush to kick around anymore after Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009. So what’s a liberal-tarian blogger to do? In our case, that’s an easy question to answer. We will be…

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream

You Don’t Have to Live Like a Refugee Connecting the Dots by Glynn Wilson A blog is like a vinyl disc in a way. It’s not all about news or creating something that sells. It’s a canvas for creating art. As I took a break from the news during the holidays of 2008, I took the…

'Religulous' Movie Profound and Hilarious

Connecting the Dots by Glynn Wilson For controversial comedian Bill Maher, formerly of Politically Incorrect and now with Real Time on HBO, the comedic documentary Religulous is his career memoir. It’s his ultimate search for the key question that drives his life and work. And after all the years of watching him on TV, we…

Media Bashing 501

Under the Microscope by Glynn Wilson To people all over the world, there is an insatiable curiosity about the nature of the “American mind.” A minimal perusal of the foreign press would bare this out. As would an evaluation of the traffic of news Websites, including this one, which shows about half the readers are…

The Parable of Lord Cornwallis

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On His Surrender at Yorktown, and Questions Answered in the Siegelman Case Connecting the Dots By Glynn Wilson One of the most interesting and fun things about the freedom that comes with self-publishing on the Web Press is to see how it drives some people absolutely crazy when I speak in parables and communicate through…

Giving Up Golf For the Good of the Country

Connecting the Dots by Glynn Wilson Today I am revealing for the first time why I am giving up playing golf for the good of the country. I’m not making this up. I will not play golf again until George W. Bush moves out of the White House permanently. Bush gives up golf? In case…

A Novel Approach to News and Slowing Global Warming

Connecting the Dots by Glynn Wilson It is almost too nice a spring day outside to be sitting in front of a computer writing a column, but there are a few things I have to say today besides talking about watching the revolutionary garden grow. The tomatoes, collards, green beans and corn are coming up…

No, I Won't – Back – Down

Connecting the Dots by Glynn Wilson Well I won’t back down No I won’t back down You can stand me up at the gates of hell But I won’t back down – Tom Petty, Full Moon Fever, 1989 TUSCALOOSA, Ala., Feb. 3 – Tom Petty is playing the Super Bowl halftime show Sunday evening, so…

Bush Melts Down Over Iran Nukes

Lessons For The U.S. News Media Connecting the Dots by Glynn Wilson Remember this line from that old candy commercial, “Sometimes you feel like a nut; sometimes you don’t?” That’s ringing in my head this morning as I write this: Sometimes you feel like fighting; sometimes you don’t. Sometimes, it’s more fun to sit back…

A Day To Do 'As Little As Possible'

Connecting the Dots by Glynn Wilson The Thanksgiving editorial column is an American newspaper tradition. Surfing around the Web looking for a good one leads me to believe it is a tradition that perhaps should be abolished. But since I am thankful for getting to sleep really, really late today and avoid a large Baptist…

It's Hot As Hell in Alabama Powerland

Connecting the Dots by Glynn Wilson A dozen times in the past few weeks I have sat down in front of this computer and started to write a column about the damn heat wave and drought enveloping Alabamaland and much of the country. But each time, I have slunk back to the Stratolounger in front…

The News From Alabama Directed From Washington?

Connecting those dot, dot, dots… by Glynn Wilson This is hard to explain to someone from New York, or even Washington. Let’s see if I can take you through it quickly before I fall asleep after spending all day in Montgomery covering the show trial of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman and Richard Scrushy. If…

Krystal Ball: It's Thompson vs. Gore in '08

Connecting the Dots by Glynn Wilson As I woke up and smelled the coffee this morning and consulted the wires, the polls and Krystal Ball, it became obvious already what’s going to happen in the Presidential election of 2008. So you may as well go ahead and place your bets now at PaddyPower.Com, or take…

Alabama Homeland Security Web Site Shut Down After Complaints

The Alabama Department of Homeland Security has finally caved in to pressure from civil liberties activists and taken down a Web site that included environmentalists, animal rights advocates, abortion opponents, libertarians, gay rights activists, anti-war organizations and even those who oppose gun control and a strong federal governmentin in a list of groups that “could”…

Let Them Eat Cake Off My Ass

Connecting the Dots by Glynn Wilson TUSCALOOSA, Ala., May 27 – If it is too hot to paint here on the verge of what promises to be a classic global warming summer of heat waves, droughts and forest fires, imagine how it must feel in the deserts of Iraq trying to fight an unpopular, unwinnable…

On Technological Ch-Che-Change

Connecting the Dots by Glynn Wilson There is no accounting for taste, or for how people learn and use new technology. While I am an avid student of how people use the Internet, especially, I hate to be called a preacher or even a teacher. Although I’ve been called both – sometimes as a compliment;…