12
JUN
2017

What is Liberty compared to Freedom?

In 1775, Colonel William Moultrie was asked by the Revolutionary Council of Safety to design a flag for the Southern troops of the Continental Army to use during the American Revolutionary War. Moultrie’s design had the blue of the militia’s uniforms and the crescent-shaped...
11
MAY
2017

Pittman and Marsh: Sipping wine from a straw

Del Marsh and Powertrip Pittman were taking in the evening air and drinking wine on the patio of the A&P Social last night. You’d think Marsh would avoid Pittman like the plague (that’s if Blue Cross covers it, of course) but he was sidled up and toasting to a job poorly done...
08
MAY
2017

Senate delay on HB284 is equal to a ‘No’ vote! Free HB284!

There are only a few weeks left before the 2017 Legislative session ends with even less days that the Senate will be in session.  What will the Senate do with HB284 (Autism Insurance bill)? I still believe that the game plan for the Senate is to kill us with kindness, give us the...
01
APR
2017

H.R. 610 Repeal of ESSA: Are We Ready?

There have been questions asked and concerns shared by parents on an education bill being debated in Washington D.C. called H.R. 610 (https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/610/text). This bill could result in substantial changes to public education on a federal,...
22
MAR
2017

SCOTUS “dropped the mic” by raising the bar for our kids

The Supreme Court of the United States just issued their opinion in the Endrew F case.  https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/16pdf/15-827_0pm1.pdf This precedent setting decision will finally bring consistency among all of the country’s federal courts that hear IDEA-based...
17
MAR
2017

Kudzu politics vs the Gardener

“For every thousand hacking at the branches of evil there is one striking at the root.” -Henry David Thoreau Alabama is one of only 12 states that have no contribution limit on individual donations to political candidates. There are 22 states that prohibit...
03
MAR
2017

We are many, they are few!

ALERT: CALL TO ACTION We need you now and on March 7th. I’ve been asked to provide my input on the Autism Insurance Mandate bill (HB 284). This bill would require some insurance policies to provide therapeutic treatments for Autism, like ABA therapy. Autism Speaks held an...
24
FEB
2017

People have asked me to name some of the issues negatively impacting education in Alabama and one of them is a severely top heavy administration structure and the other, which is attached to the administrative issues, is the lack of turnover on our Board’s of Education. The...
09
FEB
2017

Putting the Cart before the Big Mules

None of us were alive in 1901 when our current state constitution was created by the hands of a small group of elites in Alabama that joined forces to ensure long-term control over every aspect of our lives. This small group was called the ‘Big Mule Coalition’ and was...
08
FEB
2017

Don’t Pay Attention to the Men behind the Curtain

  SB57-int Highlight Politics is a game of intentional misdirection and we must be mindful of the disaster and danger of the new Senate Bill (SB-57) that was just submitted that will be touted as the Autism Insurance Bill or the ABA Therapy Bill. In short… it’s...
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