Monday, March 28, 2016

Donald Trump as a Trojan Horse

The 2016 Presidential election is the strangest yet, in my opinion.

The Florence Times-Daily had a recent editorial regarding this over-covered and overly long election process. They made a Rick Romano obvious comment that GOP leaders are worried that a Trump victory would hurt the party. And things began to get strange. They went down the rabbit hole of speculation, and fantasied that The Donald Trump might be a Trojan horse inserted into the Republican party to insure the election of Hillary. There's strange weed locally, I think.

And what gives? The editorial quotes Ludwig Wittgenstein to boot!

I was awestruck to begin with that Wittgenstein would up in a T-D editorial. But this one is amazing. They topped the LA Times, in my opinion.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Greyhound Therapy and the Homeless

Greyhound therapy is a cost-effective pejorative term to refer to mental health or community authorities dealing with the problem of mentally disturbed persons being around by putting them on a bus and sending them to some other place. Not very humane, is it?

Well, Portland, Oregon has started a practice of sending homeless people to some place where they have family members; and suddenly the homeless problem is locally solved. The sweet old WaPo, bless it's heart, applauded this innovation in a recent article. They were very credulous in doing so; how do they know whether the homeless person would be welcome, have family still there, and whether the recipient community has the resources to deal with homeless.

In other words, It ain't our problem any more! Am I the only one to sense cost-effective hypocrisy rearing its head?

Let me pose a question: Suppose Jackson, Mississippi or Montgomery, Alabama started doing that. What news reception would they get? Or is this just a little paranoia from below the Mason-Dixon line?

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Exclusive Outtakes from Governor Bentley's Apology

By now you have probably heard about our little ole gubernatorial sex scandal in Alabama. When a sexy tape came to surface, the cat was out of the bag. 

You can find it on

But here are some outtakes from Governor Bentley's apology to the people of Alabama:

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Clampdown in Gulf Shores

The two spring break locations in Alabama, Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, have passed ordinances forbidding alcohol on the beaches there. There's the recent example of Panama City Beach, which is experiencing a decline in motel and rental occupancy and the local economy, heavily based on tourism, is in a slump.

There will be brave souls who will still break at the Redneck Riviera; but my prediction is that a lot of the college crowd will shift over to the Gulfport-Biloxi area. Their casinos are doing a booming business as it is.

I did not get the sense that Gulf Shores was ever rowdy like P.C.B. allegedly was; but the city councils there became alarmist and became more restrictive. With the drive to make the area family-friendly, will they outlaw bikinis and thongs next?

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The Fake Daily Mountain Eagle

The Daily Mountain Eagle, a daily newspaper in Jasper, Alabama, has been around for 144 years. It has a small town orientation; but is highly regarded.

However, a fake version of the Daily Mountain Eagle has also been around on Twitter  that was known for its humor and satire. Sadly, it has ceased to publish, and journalistic levity is no longer around Walker County.

You can read some of the Greatest Hits here. These are good for some laughs.