Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Quick answers to common Alabama legal questions

Several months ago I posted links to a few of my new Squidoo lenses that deal with several common legal issues. I have tweaked each of these lenses since that time and hope they are all easy to follow and provide the quick answers you have been looking for. Any feedback is certainly appreciated and please check back often because I will be adding lenses on other legal topics in the coming weeks.

Small Claims Court in Alabama

Wage Garnishments in Alabama

Car Repossessions in Alabama

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Friday, October 31, 2008

Victoryland machines rigged to give Langford guaranteed jackpot?

In the ongoing saga of the absurdity in the Birmingham's mayor's office, there may be a new chapter just coming to light. A civil suit was just filed in Macon County by a Victoryland patron claiming that the electronic gambling machines were rigged in someway to guarantee large payouts to Birmingham's mayor, Larry Langford. An affidavit from a security guard who worked at Victoryland states that the park manipulated the machines in someway to guarantee large payouts to Langford and other particular individuals. The security guard also claims that there were several occasions between 2006 and 2008 when Langford was escorted to certain machines by park employees. Of course, Victoryland is owned by longtime Langford friend and supporter, Milton McGregor. Apparently, the plaintiff filed the lawsuit after Victoryland refused to pay her money she won on a machine at the park, citing a machine malfunction.

I guess we can just add this to the ever-increasing pile of questionable (to put it mildly) things that have come to light about La La since he was elected mayor. Honestly, I really did not see this accusation coming at all, but I have now come to realize that I should never underestimate the depths of the corruption in this man's life and what else may be lurking just under the surface. Langford can definitely be likened to an onion, with each layer that is peeled away, the more he stinks.

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Saturday, October 4, 2008

How do people continue to watch Bill O'Reilly?

I definitely describe myself as a moderate when asked generally about my political leanings, but I will confess to being a registered Republican and conservative on some issues. I will save the breakdown of my political beliefs for another day, but I think it is important to establish that I am not in agreement with Congressman Barney Frank on most issues prior to commenting on his "interview" with Bill O'Reilly last week. I place interview in quotes because the technical term for what took place would be an interview, but it seems Bill O'Reilly doesn't conduct proper interviews any longer. No, O'Reilly now only schedules sessions with newsworthy individuals where he will force these individuals to sit and endure his screaming explanation of why they are complete morons without providing so much as a half-way fair chance at defending themselves.

I myself basically stopped watching O'Reilly's rants years ago and couldn't stand to watch at all after his seemingly forgotten sex scandal that was quietly ended after O'Reilly paid the plaintiff $10 million when he discovered she had audio tapes to prove her claims. I don't think I have witnessed a more self-righteous, pompous individual in my life and definitely not one of this degree on television that has lasted any notable length of time. For those millions of viewers who somehow still manage to stomach this nightly O'Reilly ranting monologue, my one question for you is - How?

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Phish to reunite in Hampton, VA for shows in March 2009

Phish fans can rejoice!!!! The band announced today that it will play 3 shows at the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia on March 6,7 and 9, 2009. You can place a ticket request online with Phish Tickets through October 8, 2009. A limited number of tickets are available through this method, so you are not guaranteed tickets and can only request a maximum of 2 tickets for each night. Tickets go on sale to the public October 18, 2009 at 10:00 A.M. through Ticketmaster. Sphere: Related Content

Monday, September 29, 2008

ESPN Gameday to be in Nashville, TN on Saturday

ESPN has announced that its College Gameday program will be based in Nashville this weekend to feature the SEC matchup of #13 Auburn (3-1) at #19 Vanderbilt (4-0). This exciting news for an Auburn fan since this will be the 2nd weekend out of 6 that Auburn has played in the featured game, but it will also mark the 4th week out of 6 that a team from Alabama has played in the featured game. Alabama was featured in its 1st game of the year against Clemson and then again this past weekend when they traveled to Georgia.

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Boo Weekley

If you didn't know Boo Weekley's name before last weekend, I bet you know it now. Boo was typical Boo and entertained everyone with his antics. I already had a Squidoo lens about Boo and thought this would be a great time to spread the word. Check it out HERE Sphere: Related Content

Friday, September 12, 2008

Hurricane Ike

I am from the gulf coast and don't live far from the coast now, so I have seen many storms in my days. I am not sure if any have been as frightening this far away from landfall as Ike is to me right now. The flooding that is already being seen in the Galveston area is incredible and scary for many reasons. I think the main reason is that in order to see this early severe flooding means Ike is pushing an unimaginable volume of water toward the Galveston area very quickly. It would be breathtaking if it was possible for us to actually view the tsunami-like wall of water that is directly in front of this storm. I really hope people heeded the evacuation orders early because there is no doubt anyone who did not get off of Galveston island are in grave danger. My biggest concern is that the magnitude of flooding we are seeing right now was not expected to arrive until much later by most citizens and they had a false sense that they had much longer to evacuate than they actually did.

If you are a Directv subscriber, you can watch live news from Channel 11 in Houston on Directv channel 361. Sphere: Related Content

Monday, September 1, 2008

Why is Palin's daughter's pregnancy such a huge deal?

Ok, I understand why it is a big deal, but my question is really why is it such a huge deal to the media? They really seem to be the party pushing the story of Sarah Palin's 17 year old daughter Bristol Palin's pregnancy, not the democrats or any other. Is this not the same media who paid millions earlier this year for pictures of Jamie Lynn Spears and her baby? I definitely sensed no shameful tone in the coverage of her pregnancy like the tone I have sensed in all of the media coverage of Palin's pregnancy thus far.

I have heard the argument made that this personal family issue is legitimate national news because of Sarah Palin's opposition to pre-marital sex. Seriously? If this is true then I dare say every single politician in Washington with children has become suddenly uneasy. This is because teenagers make many, many mistakes and bad choices. These are some of the things that make them teenagers and why we hold minors to a different standard than we do adults. How many politicians have had children arrested for drug possession or use? Too many to name and I am pretty sure all of their parents oppose illegal drug use, at least publicly. I don't remember any of these officials and their children being called to task on these. They are almost always dismissed, and correctly so, with the request that these remain private family matters. What is different here? Sphere: Related Content

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

New Squidoo lenses on Alabama legal topics

I have created several new Squidoo lenses about common legal issues that many people have questions about. These are based on Alabama law and only meant to be used as general guides, not as a replacement for legal representation. I am working on several additional lenses and hope to have those up in a few days. If you have any specific topics or requests, please leave a comment and I will accommodate any request if possible.

Small Claims Court in Alabama

Wage Garnishments in Alabama

How to file for divorce in Alabama

Car Repossessions in Alabama Sphere: Related Content

Friday, August 22, 2008

New Webcams on Auburn University Campus

If you are interested in seeing a real-time view of several areas on campus, check out the 10 new official campus webcams HERE. You can also read more details on the Wire Eagle. Sphere: Related Content

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Matt and Al's rhythm routine is hilarious

I won't ruin this clip with my commentary, just watch and enjoy.

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A sneak peek at CBS' college football schedule for this fall....

Thanks to someone at CBS we may have an early view of what our upcoming fall Saturdays will look like. This apparent schedule "leak" was reported by InGameNow yesterday and you will find the lineup below. All games are noted as "CBS HD" to indicate they will be aired in High Definition, except the SEC Championship game, but I am sure this game will also be aired in HD.

09/13 - 2:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Georgia @ South Carolina
09/20 - 2:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Florida @ Tennessee
09/27 - 2:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Tennessee @ Auburn
10/04 - 2:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Florida @ Arkansas or Kentucky @ Alabama
10/11 - 2:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Tennessee @ Georgia
10/11 - 7:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m. LSU @ Florida
10/18 - 2:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. LSU @ South Carolina
10/25 - 2:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Georgia @ LSU
11/01 - 2:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Georgia-Florida
11/08 - 2:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Alabama @ LSU or Georgia @ Kentucky
11/15 - 3:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Notre Dame @ Navy
11/15 - 2:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. South Carolina @ Florida or Georgia @ Auburn
11/22 - 2:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Ole Miss @ LSU or Tennessee @ Vanderbilt or Arkansas @ Mississippi St.
11/28 - 1:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. LSU @ Arkansas
11/29 - 11:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Georgia Tech @ Georgia
11/29 - 2:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Auburn @ Alabama
12/06 - 11:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Army @ Navy
12/06 - 3:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. SEC Championship
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Face Meet Building.....

This is one of the craziest, non-edited videos that I have seen in a long time. For some reason, a man thought it would be a great idea to try wind surfing on the beach during Tropical Storm Fay. As you might imagine, this didn't work out so well for the man. See below...

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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Phelps Doesn't Disappoint: 8 Gold Medals

Michael Phelps didn't disappoint his fans tonight, winning his record-setting 8th Gold Medal in this 2008 Beijing Olympic Games with the U.S. men's 4X100m medley relay team. This beats the previous record of 7 Gold Medals in one Olympic Games, held by Mark Spitz for 36 years. This accomplishment is simply amazing. I am not sure we will see another athlete of this caliber for a very long time.

Dara Torres also won 2 Silver Medals tonight in the Women's 50m Freestyle and Women's 4X100m Medley Relay. This is an amazing feat in itself, but seems especially amazing when you consider Torres barely had time to get off of the medal stand and put her swim cap on after winning her first race in order to participate in the relay. Overall, a very special night for the U.S. Olympic swim team. Sphere: Related Content

If you are not excited about watching the Olympics just might suck

Yes, I said it - you suck if, by choice, you will not be watching Micheal Phelps and Dara Torres swim in the Olympics tonight. These are 2 Americans both swimming for history on a worldwide stage displayed on live television. If you saw last night's swims by both Torres and Phelps then you had to feel some sense of excitement and patriotism.

I thought we witnessed one of the greatest displays of sportsmanship ever when Torres took it upon herself immediately before the start of the semifinals for the 50m freestyle to alert the officials that Swedish swimmer, Therese Alshammar, had a torn suit and was delayed from getting to the starting blocks. In addition, Torres spoke to the other competitors and appeared to be asking them to all purposefully take their time in order to be sure Alshammar had enough time to solve her suit issues. Torres knew the officials did not have to hold the start of the race just because Alshammar had a wardrobe (lol) malfunction, so she used her maturity and experience to keep a cool head and just slow the entire field down without causing a problem or losing a beat. Torres went on to win the race and qualify first for tonight's finals.

I really don't know what else to say about Michael Phelps that hasn't already been said. He is an amazing athletic specimen and just a pleasure to watch in the water. He also seems like a nice guy and you can never find any fault with that!! Sphere: Related Content