Posts tagged with "Meanwhile in Alabama …"

Mallet Man

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 11, 2013

Charles McNair is Mallet Man. So am I. He’s a generation older than me, but our lives have intersected in the most interesting ways.

A slow wave goodbye to Alabama politics

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 29, 2013

When I began Decaturish a few months ago, one of my early obsessions was the hiring of former U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner by the University of Alabama System. Jo Bonner’s sister, Judy, is president of the University of Alabama. I wrote about it, tweeted about it, screamed about it and even hounded your state media […]

Burning it down

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 15, 2013

Most afternoons I listen to NPR’s Marketplace on my way home from work. It’s really some of the best journalism in America at the moment. I like Marketplace because it demystifies the economy and I always learn something when I listen. The one part of it I can’t relate to is the summary of the […]

Why dynasties fall

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 13, 2013

Editor’s note: I’m from Alabama and currently live in metro Atlanta. I graduated from the University of Alabama and I’m pleasantly surprised to find that Georgia fans hate Auburn more than we do. Roll Tide. Passing along this post from Roll Bama Roll because of its wonderful recounting of historic events through the eyes of […]

UA cuts employee hours, blames Obamacare

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 11, 2013

Editor’s note: I’m from Alabama, but currently reside in metro Atlanta. I have roots in Alabama and care about its future. The other day I got a nifty fundraising letter from the University of Alabama, along with return address stickers (because we all know how much people love sending mail these days). It asked me […]

Unintentional commentary

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 7, 2013

Editor’s note: I was raised in Alabama, but I moved to Atlanta. I still follow what’s happening in my home state.  State Rep. Jim Barton resigned today. It was news only to people who don’t follow Alabama politics very closely. Rumors had been in the air for weeks, rumors Barton denied. 

The gospel truth

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 5, 2013

Editor’s note: Born in Alabama, live in Atlanta, smoking hot Bama wife, you know the deal. Former U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner spoke to Fox 10 in Mobile, Ala. The anchor I watched as a kid growing up in Mobile, Bob Grip, spoke to him for 28 minutes about his new job as lobbyist for the […]

Womp womp: These aren’t the indictments you’re looking for

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 2, 2013

Editor’s note: I’m from Alabama, I live in Atlanta, and I am still quite concerned about what’s going on in Alabama politics.  Alabama’s fever swamp of political speculation let out a giant poot of swamp gas today.

The long wait

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 31, 2013

I picked his mother up from the airport. She looked at me from under the pink brim of her baseball cap, searching for answers in my eyes. I had nothing. New Year’s Day, a day of renewal. It was after dark as I led Mike’s mother to the car in the airport parking deck. “What […]


Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 30, 2013

Editor’s note: I grew up in Mobile, AL and currently reside in Atlanta. Mobile scares the crap out of me, at the moment. A few years ago, I had some friends who moved out of Mobile’s ritzy Spring Hill area. One of the reasons, they said, was fear.

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