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An Annual Tradition

Thu, 08 Sep 2011 04:09:20 +0000

In what has become an annual tradition of late, someone at The Huntsville Times (Mark McCarter, in this case) is once again wailing that we simply must do something — pretty much anything — to keep the Huntsville Stars minor league baseball franchise in town.  Now maybe you’re like most Huntsvillians and didn’t even realize the Stars were still [...]

Blog Transfer

Wed, 07 Sep 2011 15:48:35 +0000

The long coming transfer from Brian to me is in process.  The transfer may take a couple of days (transferring files and databases &c); don’t be alarmed if we mess something up but if things go well you won’t notice.

Somebody Get This Man a Hearing Aid

Wed, 07 Sep 2011 01:18:17 +0000

According to White House press secretary Jay Carney, not only does President Obama not condemn the violent language used by Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa, Obama didn’t even hear it, despite the fact that he was there when Hoffa said it. Now, this is actually pretty believable.  After all, Obama claimed he somehow never heard anti-American crackpot Jeremiah Wright’s [...]

So What’s Up With Mahogany Row?

Tue, 06 Sep 2011 05:07:30 +0000

That’s what a lot of people are now wondering.  After the South Huntsville Civic Association went public last Thursday evening with the news that the Huntsville Housing Authority was considering purchasing two additional fourplexes on Mahogany Row, it took less than 24 hours for the HHA and the mayor’s office to issue statements trying to diffuse the [...]

Good Thing the Left Is So Civil

Mon, 05 Sep 2011 23:11:45 +0000

Just remember this the next time the Dems start getting the vapors about incivility and “violent rhetoric” from the right: Vice President Joe Biden:  “You [labor unions] are the only folks keeping the barbarians from the gates.” Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa:  “We got to keep an eye on the battle that we face: The war on workers. [...]

Campaigns – Isackson

Sun, 04 Sep 2011 23:14:49 +0000

The election season will be heating up pretty soon, people are thinking about becoming candidates, and candidates are thinking about campaigning. Adam Isackson is writing a book about local political campaign management and posted some of his thoughts at REDSTATE.  So far, Isackson has posted two articles:  “Things to consider before running for public office” and  [...]

HHA to Purchase More Mahogany Row Units?

Fri, 02 Sep 2011 02:50:02 +0000

Just two weeks ago, the Huntsville Housing Authority announced that it is once again seeking to purchase residential properties in Huntsville.  Tonight, the South Huntsville Civic Association sent out the following e-mail: This morning, SHCA was notified that the Huntsville Housing Authority is strongly considering the purchase of 2 more buildings (eight units) on Mahogany Row [...]

The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations

Thu, 01 Sep 2011 10:00:54 +0000

The Congressional Black Caucus has been even more deranged and uncivil here lately than usual.  First there was Rep. Maxine Waters screeching that “the Tea Party can go straight to hell.”  (This shouldn’t be shocking coming from a woman who once acted as chief apologist for the 1992 Los Angeles riots.)  Then Rep. Frederica Wilson proclaimed at a [...]

“Yes, it’s a religion.”

Wed, 31 Aug 2011 03:21:31 +0000

Having abandoned God, many modern-day Americans have had to invent a new one.  A Green one.  Thus, kids are now facing pressure to bring environmentally-acceptable lunch packaging to school: “Ziplocs are the biggest misstep,” said Julie Corbett, a mother in Oakland, Calif., whose two girls attend a school with an eco-friendly lunch policy. In school years past, she [...]

Slow News Day

Tue, 30 Aug 2011 05:28:21 +0000

A guy named Kerin Kelly worked for a local Army contractor called Hawk Enterprises until he recently quit.  So what? Well, Kelly is black, a nominal Republican, and claims he left the company because of racially-tinged e-mails he received from coworkers about Barack Obama.  Thus, with so many of the media’s erogenous zones properly excited, the story got front-page, above-the-fold treatment in Monday’s Huntsville [...]