Every year I’ll be minding my own business listening to Christmas songs on the radio and some stupid radio programmer will ruin everything by including Dolly Parton’s Hard Candy Christmas in the playlist. First, don’t judge me for listening to Christmas music. Second, this song has about as much to do with Christmas as a [...]
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Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords gave her first televised interview with Diane Sawyer and it brought me to tears when I saw the clip. They were not tears of sorrow, but tears to celebrate the triumphs we humans are capable of when needed.
Mrs. Giffords doesn’t have a word for anguish yet so she says “boo hoo” and [...]
I love this time of year! That first day when the air is so crisp and it’s time for football and you pull out your favorite sweater. It always gets me excited.
At the University of Alabama, game day was a special event. When you woke up you could smell the bourbon in the air. That [...]
Dear President Obama,
Please quit saying you are frustrated with Congress or any elected official or function of the government. It sounds incredibly weak. I’m confident Teddy Roosevelt never said he was frustrated with Congress!
As a leader, we want to see decisive action, we want to see you stand up to bullying from Congress.
You are the [...]
It’s having something to be proud of that is an intimate part of your life that stirs you, it makes you tingle to be a part of it and I stand taller and yell louder than any rabid redneck fan down in the red dirt roads of Alabama…and I do it with unashamed pride. It is part of my roots and then run deep and they bleed crimson red. Roll Tide.
First off, we are some lazy people in America. When Greece was about to default and proposed austerity measures there were riots in the street. As America races towards a financial disaster, Americans have turned a deaf ear to facts and their ability to speak up and be heard by their elected officials. I’m sure [...]
The constant barrage from the 24 hour news channels on the imminent default of the U.S. Treasury is enough to drive even a booze hound to scrounge the medicine cabinet for the rubbing alcohol (apologies to Mrs. Dukakis). I keep thinking, as a politically astute person, that there is a lot of grandstanding but deals [...]
The drought in most of Texas is now labeled “exceptional” and Austin is currently under water restrictions that limit homeowners to twice weekly watering schedules. In addition to the drought, we are suffering through unbearable heat with 30+ days of temperatures over 100 degrees.
While the weather is taking its toll on tempers and overall crankiness, [...]
The President and John Boehner have finally done it…you’ve scared my mom. She called me today worried that she won’t be getting a Social Security Check next month because “those people in Washington are going to end Social Security.” I don’t know what weird game of “telephone” the retirees are playing right now for this [...]
President Obama finally decided to use the bully pulpit that comes with being President of the United States by calling out both the Democrats and Republicans to do what they were elected to do…hard work. President Obama has a rare opportunity to force the two parties to work together and come up with something.
I can [...]