Tag: Alabama

Kenny Weismuller's head is stuck somewhere, but at least he won't get sunburned

Kenny Weismuller's head is stuck somewhere, but at least he won't get sunburned
Kenny Weismuller (fake name) was one of two blasts from the past I encountered during a recent condolence call (shiva). Shortly after I arrived, a woman introduced herself as having been my high school shop teacher’s assistant back in 1967.  At the time, I was a junior and she was a senior and I may have... Read more »

Will the Return of Slavery End Racism in America?

Will the Return of Slavery End Racism in America?
A few months after Donald Trump announced his candidacy in 2015, I conjured up the headline, “Is Donald Trump Enough of a Racist to Bring Back Slavery?” The title was pure hyperbole and the piece went nowhere. At the time, Trump was making ridiculous claims and bragging about himself in a stream of superlatives that... Read more »

Alabama Never Had No Race Problems Until They Elected a Black President

Alabama Never Had No Race Problems Until They Elected a Black President
You just can’t make this stuff up and it doesn’t hurt my head any less no matter how many times I read it: “Alabama Never Had No Race Problems Until They Elected a Black President.” That’s an actual quote from a Roy Moore supporter interviewed last week in Alabama.  It may have been Ann Eubank,... Read more »
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Jimmy Lee Dykes dead: 5-year-old hostage rescued In Alabama standoff

FROM THE HUFFINGTON POST: The standoff between law enforcement and an Alabama man who held a boy in a bunker for seven days ended with the suspect dead and the 5-year-old safely rescued, a law enforcement source told CNN. Reports of an explosion at Jimmy Lee Dykes’ Midland City property came first on Monday afternoon,... Read more »