Jul 31, 2014

The Beatles Record Burning in Birmingham.

The late Tommy Charles, a D.J., led the pack in smashing

Beatles records in Birmingham on this date 46 years ago.....Charles Dean

writes about it at al.com.

God givith, so help yourself.

     More than once this week I heard people comment about PSC Commissioner-Elect (more or less) Chip Beeker's opposition to proposed Obama limits on coal fired power plants. Here's the quote from al.com:

Beeker, a Republican who is running unopposed for a PSC seat, said coal was created in Alabama by God, and the federal government should not enact policy that runs counter to God's plan.
"Who has the right to take what God's given a state?" he said.

      The comments I heard focused on other things givith to Alabama, like some illegal drugs, and black lung disease, and chronic poverty or....

     Anyway, Beeker's term on the PSC should be colorful with that as a starting point. 
     He won't take office till after the November election.

Population Limitation

     If humans had to go through what one species does to give birth, I suspect there would be relatively few of us.

     I know mothers will chide me for suggesting that nine months is a short period to carry a baby, but it is compared to this octopus, which stayed on her brood of eggs for 53 months!

     Then again she was sitting on as many as 165 eggs...and if she followed her species normal routine, she then went off and died.

Jul 29, 2014

Trickle Up Responsibility

   The Fast Food Industry, and any other business with franchises, will spend millions, tens of millions, or more, to overturn a decision by U.S. Labor officials today.
     The National Labor Relations Board decided that the McDonald's Corporation is responsible for the way franchisees treat their employees.

How Dry I Am....

     Gallup reports the percentage of people who say alcohol has caused family problems is up to a decade high 36%. 
     Or is it people more willing to admit that?

Here's the full Gallup Poll results

Jul 28, 2014

MMMM #459 --- A literal attack on the media in Birmingham

     We have another report indicating fewer students are getting into journalism as the shock waves from 2008's financial earthquake and the impact of digital media continue to roll.

    A TV Crew from Birmingham was attacked as they were preparing for a live report at the scene of a shooting Friday night.

     But much more educational than the story of the attack itself are the "reader" "comments" that follow it. They may tell you just about everything you need to know about American and Alabama in 2014.

     Speaking of hating the media, American do have something in common with Russians after all. Neither of them trust the U.S./Western Media.

 The FULL GALLUP Report.

[The Monday Morning Media Memo is a regular feature of TimLennox.com]