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September 18th, 2021 - 6:39 pm § in Health, Politics

Another anti-masker learns the hard way

A teenaged city councilman in Alabama “has tested positive for COVID-19 just months after voting to end a local mask mandate,” The Hill reported on Saturday, September 18, 2021 (read story here). “Hunter Pepper, 19, told local NBC affiliate WAFF that he received two positive COVID-[...]

March 8th, 2021 - 11:51 am § in Hypocrisy, Politics, Schools & Colleges, Science

GOP now targeting trans kids

Now the election is over, and insulting black voters by labeling their votes “fraudulent” (see previous post here) is passe for now, some Republicans casting about for a new hate object are fixing their sights on transgender athletes. Newly elected reactionary Senator Tommy Tuberville (R[...]

March 7th, 2021 - 2:51 pm § in Racism, Schools & Colleges

How to get sacked from a tenured faculty position in one easy step

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November 13th, 2020 - 9:54 pm § in Politics

Newly elected Senator knows less than a 7th grader about government and history

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October 1st, 2020 - 12:02 am § in Racism

Alabama formally apologizes to survivor of 1963 Birmingham church bombing

Sarah Collins Rudolph, 69, sole survivor of five 12-year-old girls in the basement of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, dynamited by Klansmen on Sunday, September 15, 1963, received a formal apology from the State of Alabama on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. Read story here. Col[...]

September 22nd, 2020 - 9:15 am § in Politics

Doug Jones thinks he can win

This article contains news with liberal commentary. It’s practically an article of faith among Democrats their party will lose the seat occupied by Doug Jones, reducing their haul of Senate seats this year by one. What polling exists tends to reinforce that belief. But Jones, despite represe[...]

November 17th, 2018 - 12:19 am § in Misc.

Justice delayed, very delayed

Seventy-seven-year-old James Bonard Fowler pled guilty to one count of second-degree manslaughter two weeks before he was set to go to trial. He had been charged with two counts of murder in the 1965 shooting of 26-year-old Jimmie Lee Jackson during a melee in a restaurant in Marion, Alabama. Fowler[...]

June 17th, 2016 - 11:35 am § in Politics

Alabama county refuses to honor Orlando victims

“Alabama county officials refused to lower flags to half-staff to honor the victims of the Orlando mass shooting this week even after President Barack Obama and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley ordered flags to be lowered.” Read story here. The best way to deal with this is by avoiding Baldw[...]

June 2nd, 2016 - 1:41 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Alabama teacher fired for racist test

Even in Alabama, this test will get a teacher fired. The content apparently came from a 20-year-old email typical of what rightwingers circulate as “humor.” Read story here and here.  [...]

November 2nd, 2015 - 3:55 pm § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

Red state education

Alabama’s GOP governor filled a seat on the state board that oversees public schools by appointing a 28-year-old conservative activist who has never attended a public school, whose children don’t attend public schools, and who made his mark in politics by campaigning against public schoo[...]