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COL Mustard

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About Me

I was only a Lieutenant Colonel, but I do like good mustard. And cheesesteaks. Wit.

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'We're going to take care of you, okay?' In Alabama, the scramble to get vaccines to the people....

It's going to be a long haul in Alabama to get everyone vaccinated.

Source: Washington Post

Link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/03/27/alabama-covid-vaccination/?itid=hp-top-table-main

Excerpt: By Stephanie McCrummen
MARCH 27, 2021

UNIONTOWN, Alabama — Eight weeks had passed since the first vaccine doses arrived in Alabama, and now the shots were finally coming to Uniontown. Workers were setting up chairs in the cinder block community center. The mayor was on the way. A caravan of doctors and nurses and supplies was speeding down Highway 5 past fields of cows and rusting gas stations, and when it pulled into the parking lot just past 8 a.m., the line was waiting, a continuation of the waiting that had been life for the past year.

“Connell!” yelled a volunteer, handing out registration forms. “Bennett! Watson!”

“Here I am!” said an elderly woman bumping her walker across the gravel.

Orange Beach mayor responds to criticism over comments about 'pandemic politics'

Note: I went to high school with Tony back in the day. I thought he did a great job with the 2010 oil spill and managing that, but I think he's gone off the rails here. I'm honestly tired of wearing a mask, after a year, but I'm more tired of a 9/11's worth of deaths every damn day because people won't wear masks or social distance.

Source: WALA-TV, Mobile, Alabama

Link: https://www.fox10tv.com/news/baldwin_county/orange-beach-mayor-responds-to-criticism-over-comments-about-pandemic-politics/article_bd1613bc-8d55-11eb-8c15-83b343d46c36.html

Excerpt: ORANGE BEACH, Ala. (WALA) -- Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon has responded to some criticism over comments he made during a recent radio interview.

Kennon talked about what he calls "pandemic politics," saying, "you can't trust the numbers."

He made the comments on "The Jeff Poore Show" on FM Talk 1065.

Climate Change--Who Pays?

This article in the New York Times discusses climate change and the very real effects in an area I know and love--the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Full disclosure...I'm a property owner there, but not in Avon, so I understand the concern as much as the people who live in Avon, Buxton, and other places. And yes, I pay real estate taxes in Dare County. I'd be willing to pay more to solve the problem there, and I have a hard time understanding people who don't want to pay higher taxes to help themselves.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/03/14/climate/outer-banks-tax-climate-change.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

Excerpt: Tiny Town, Big Decision: What Are We Willing to Pay to Fight the Rising Sea?
On the Outer Banks, homeowners in Avon are confronting a tax increase of almost 50 percent to protect their homes, the only road into town, and perhaps the community’s very existence.

South Alabama Professors Placed On Leave

The last known lynching in the US took place in Mobile in 1981. Have we learned nothing since then?

(ETA: I graduated from USA in 1980)

https://poetsandquants.com/2021/03/10/3-b-school-profs-at-south-alabama-u-suspended-over-racist-photos/?pq-category=business-school-news
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