We are tuning up for the 2011 Regular Legislative Session. The buzz was emanating from last week’s Joint Legislative Interim Budget Hearings. The hearings were revealing by what was and was not provided. The buzz tells us that trouble lies ahead. [...]
Now that I have finished jury duty (just another pack animal in the caravan of justice), I’d like to look a little more at the Democrats’ proposed “Covenant for the Future.” Other bloggers have noted that the Democrats have moved toward the right with these proposals. I won’t go over all [...]
State Democratic leadership toured the state yesterday promoting its “Covenant for the Future.” A good political move on their part it that it pre-empts the state Republicans’ “Contract with Alabama” expected in a week or two. Neither party wants to look like it is saying “Me, too” to the other party’s agenda items. [...]
The Democratic Party hearing for the challenge of Patricia Todd’s apparent victory over Gaynelle Hendricks in House District 54 has been delayed, probably until next week.
The Associated Press has a piece on it, and Kathy at Birmingham Blues has a good write-up on it also. If you are going to read [...]
Dothan: “One lady came in and pawned her wedding set. She needed gas money because she drives back and forth to Abbeville.”
It was so unusual, I had to drive around the block to see it again.
The challenge to Patricia Todd’s run-off victory over Gaynelle Hendricks in the House District 54 Democratic primary will be heard tomorrow morning. Hendricks’ mother-in-law filed the challenge that will be heard by Alabama Democrats.
From what I understand, it is more likely than not that Todd’s victory will stand. I am told that Attorney [...]
Wal-Mart is known for supporting and promoting conservative community values. CD’s with explicit lyrics are carried in Wal-Mart only if the artist/label will produce a sanitized version. Magazines like Redbook have their suggestive covers obscured on the rack. Indeed, “Wal-Mart, based in a dry county in Arkansas, forbids drinking at events held [...]
My wife says she has never known anyone to be as excited to have jury duty as I am. Yeah, boy! Sure, sure, the stereotype is that jury duty is drudgery to be avoided at all costs, but…
I was summoned for jury duty back when, but couldn’t go because I was out of [...]
This weekend The Birmingham News provides the strongest evidence yet of Riley’s “close and profitable relationship” with Riley’s former aide, convicted lobbyist Michael Scanlon.
And while Riley can say he has “absolutely not” accepted any Choctaw gambling money, the story indicates that Choctaw gambling money is the source of Scanlon’s largesse [...]
15 year-old Alabamian Ava Lowery (of Peace Takes Courage fame) recently produced a new commercial for Rhode Island Democratic Senatorial candidate Carl Sheeler.
I don’t know about you, but when I was 15, I was at summer camp.
Just a couple of more items to push through before we close the door on the Top 10 Most Interesting Questions to Be Answered by the Primary Elections. These are ten questions we asked before the primary election. Most were answered after the June election, and a few needed the dust [...]
The Anniston Star has an editorial piece on “a few races you might want to watch.” It doesn’t seem to be behind their subscription wall.
The Star points out a couple of races of particular interest to the Christian Coalition, and highlights key Senate races like SD 3 (Arthur Orr v. Bobby Day) [...]
I am curious to know if readers here have had experiences with an internet phone service like Vonage or Earthlink. I had considered it for home phone service before but the drawback was that until recently I would have to change the home phone number.
Now that I can keep the home phone [...]
That heat you feel? It may be from recently defeated Democratic state senator Gerald Dial burning bridges:
Dial has served 32 years in the Legislature, but he got defeated in the Democratic primary June 6. He said Wednesday he decided to do the ad [for the Riley campaign] because he’s been impressed with [...]