Super Bowl LV, the 55th Super Bowl and the 51st modern-era National Football League championship game, will decide the league champion for the 2020 NFL season. The American Football Conference champion Kansas City Chiefs will play the National Football Conference champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Football and politics always compete for the attention of the citizens of the United States. This years Super Bowl will probably have more viewers than voters in the 2020 Presidential election.
November 10th is the Marine Corp Birthday and November 11th is Veterans Day. On these two days I always reflect on my fathers career in the Army, where he served during WW II and later retired as a Colonel. I think of my first cousin, Freddie, who was killed in Vietnam, while I was in Vietnam. His death impacted my extended family, who has dearly missed him this last 52 years.
The Media Companies/News Outlets are confident and have called the 2020 Presidential Election for Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. We discuss what is still going on at the State level where the counts continue until certified. We discuss the politics of transition and the mechanics of the bureaucracy that must be served. No pardons on the table as of tonight.
90,000 new cases of SARS-COV-2 have been reported in the USA as of 6:00pm-Central Time– a grim milestone. 43,300,000 confirmed infections worldwide with a total of 1,800,000 deaths; 9,020,000 infections in the USA with 229,000 deaths; 189,000 cases in Alabama with 2,900 deaths. Hurricane Zeta hit the Alabama coast on Wednesday and because of the speed at which it was moving there were 100 mph winds much further inland than is typical and hit communities that were ill prepared.
28,268,970 SARS-COV-2 cases confirmed worldwide with a total of 911,282 deaths; 6,417,146 in the USA with 192,381 deaths; 136,703 cases in Alabama with 2,333 deaths. September 11, 2001 remembered: a tragic day for our Country. Absentee voting, Bass Pro Shops shooter; Baldwin County’s new proposed zoning districts; Governor Ivey’s prison plan; extortion via cell phone from Alabama Correctional Facilities (and probably a murder determined to be a suicide); Gulf Shores, Alabama (home of Jack Edwards Airport) is to get a tower thanks to Federal $ and a commercial carrier.
Power corrupts absolute power corrupts absolutely Between 1837 and 1869, he was known as Sir John Dalberg-Acton, 8th Baronet. He is perhaps best known for the remark, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” There will be no Golden Key for Fairhope. Special interests now have total control. Catalyst/Scott Boone Consulting did a good job of running what turned out to be a popularity contest, Wilson lost.
Tomorrow citizens of Fairhope will go to the polls, rain or shine. Most citizens do not understand some of the inner political workings of the city, like appointments. The Municipal Judge is appointed by the City Council, as well as the Municipal Attorney. Both these positions are hold overs from the past corrupt administration. Mayor Wilson pleaded with the council to consider a new appointment for each position. The council, led by Burrell for the last 8 years, ignored the citizens seeking change and immediately appointed Marcus McDowell as Attorney and reinstated Judge Snedeker.
When the triangle lawsuit was going on, Fairhope’s insurance company, sued the city saying that the city’s bad decisions led to the lawsuit and they were not going to cover the legal expenses. This is a simplification of two long stories. The attorney for the city on the Triangle lawsuit was Cain O’Rear. He came to a council meeting and turned to the audience, held his right hand high, and promised the city would not have to spend a dime on attorney fees, Fairhope paid his firm 3 million dollars and we lost the lawsuit and had to pay 8.
DEAR NEW FAIRHOPE VOTERS: This municipal elections can be won by the young voters that have not voted before and those of you who have moved to Fairhope in the last 10 years. PLEASE READ Today, less than a third of Fairhope’s citizens can say they are actually from Fairhope. Most of us are not from here; but we all call it home. We were drawn to the Eastern Shore because of its picturesque, postage stamp vitality, quaint quality of life, and eclectic nature.
In 2016 I backed Karin Wilson and the current city council, which includes Burrell Boone and Brown. I got one out of four right, Karin Wilson. I was wrong in trusting Burrell, Boone or Brown but I wanted to believe them when they said that they were independent individuals with only Fairhope’s best interest at heart. What total BS that turned out to be, all three have betrayed Fairhope and used their elected office for personal gain.