Archive for July, 2009

July 29, 2009

One day, as I was having a long political discussion with one of the most knowledgeable masters and historians of Alabama political lore, the question arouse as to whether North Alabamians or South Alabamians were more politically involved. I espoused my belief that South Alabamians were without a doubt the most serious because they had […]

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July 22, 2009

Those who inherit businesses from their parents are fortunate, especially if they enjoy that business or profession. The name and reputation of that inherited firm gives quite a head start to the beneficiary. Proverbs 22:1 says, “A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches.” The author of Proverbs, King Solomon, was indeed […]

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July 15, 2009

Several of you after reading last week’s column took issue with President Obama’s appointment of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court for political reasons. As I mentioned last week, it is a political appointment and has always been a political appointment. It is the President’s prerogative to choose his nominee. We elected a liberal President […]

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July 08, 2009

Author Allen Drury wrote his famous allegorical novel “Advise and Consent” in 1959. It was one of the most successful and widely read books ever written about Washington and U.S. Senate politics. It remained on the New York Times bestseller list for 102 weeks and was later made into a Broadway play and then a […]

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July 01, 2009

The Alabama Legislature, as a governmental body, is thought of pretty lowly. Most states citizenry hold legislatures as a whole in low esteem, but Alabamians consider our legislature a body of rogues. It i hard to argue with that assessment when you look at the past three years’ performance and lack of accomplishment. Basically, the […]

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