More than a decade ago, former Chief Justice Roy Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court installed a massive granite monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments in the rotunda of the Alabama State Judicial Building. Two years later it was removed by court order as a violation of the separation of church and state. Shortly thereafter, Justice Moore was also removed by court order from the Alabama State Judicial Building.
After reading a previous letter written to you by Michelle Lukasiewicz, I feel compelled to correct her gross misconception of the Tennessee Walking Horse Breed and her rainbows and roses description of the PAST Act.
Animal torture is animal abuse, no matter the reason it is perpetrated. For those of us who love horses, the problem is soring. Soring is an abusive practice in which trainers pursue the artificial “Big Lick” gait by burning horses’ legs with caustic chemicals, or wedging hard objects into the tender soles of their feet: torturing gentle horses for the sake of a blue ribbon at a horse show. It’s repulsive, it’s prohibited, and it’s well-documented that these actions continue throughout the Tennessee walking show horse industry.
Supporters and foes of a same-sex marriage lawsuit playing out in federal court here finally found a point of agreement: They don't want the case expanded to decide if there's a constitutional right to marry an inanimate object.
Family road trips are an important piece of our heritage, so it’s likely that most of us have a special road trip tucked away as a favorite childhood memory. Mine was a summer jaunt to visit family in Lake Stevens, Wash. Endless “license plate game” and “cyclops” hours later, and we arrived at our first main stop — Redwood National Park. As I unfolded myself out of our station wagon, I’ll never forget my jaw-dropping awe as I peered to look up at these giant trees kissing the sky. Although we camped only a night among the canopies of these behemoths, it’s that part of the two-week trip that was forever etched in my memory. As an adult and parent, state and national parks remain a favorite; there’s something about the unspoiled beauty and beckoning adventure that makes everyone feel like a kid.
The recent vote at the (Volkswagen) plant in Tennessee is not only a victory for VW’s employees, but a triumph for America. Too long, far too long, have unions been a sanctuary for those whose primary motives are to pilfer dollars from honest working men and women while at the same time giving preferential treatment to relatives and friends. Not to be overlooked are practices that amount to bigotry and coercion against workers, many of whom have no choice but to pay dues to union bosses.
Darius is your typical Rottie. He has a wiggle butt, leans on just about any body part he can find, he loves to swim, is a very laid back, easygoing pal. Darius also knows some commands, listens very well, rides great in the car, likes to play with toys and likes to snuggle at night. Darius is a perfect gentleman in the house. He is house trained, never chews on anything inappropriate and despite his size he is great with people.
Nowadays, long hair and loud guitars are common in country music. That wasn’t always the case. The new album “Alabama & Friends” pays tribute to a pioneering band that proved decades ago how popular merging country and Southern rock could be.
Someday, the world will look back on this era and shake its collective head about decades of insanity. The world will wonder how we ever managed to live in these conditions. The world will congratulate itself that it finally saw the light and wonder why it took so long to do so.
In five years since moving to its new home overlooking the U.S. Capitol, the Newseum has become a major attraction with 4 million people visiting its exhibits about journalism and the First Amendment. Yet it’s been struggling mightily to cover its costs.