Category Archives: Great Moments In Media

Sewer bonds = Rock & Roll!

Rolling Stone article examines Jefferson County financial crisis | al.com.

At about 9:15…

There is a line of dialogue so spectacular that they should get an award for it. I’m thinking the first ever Nobel for insanely wonderful dialogue. It’s really something special.

Sigh.

47% of households owe no tax – and their ranks are growing – Sep. 30, 2009

Yes, this is true — no income tax. That doesn’t take into account withholding taxes for Social Security and Medicare, which are regressive and take a huge cut from most people’s paychecks. Focusing on the income tax is a common right-wing trope that seemingly is trotted out to make you feel sorry for rich people.

The Tuscaloosa News is going to lose its shirt

TideSportsExtra set to launch Monday | TideSports.com | The Tuscaloosa News | Tuscaloosa, AL

This is not going to work.

Only the good die young

Columnist Robert Novak dies at 78 – CNN.com

Iraq? What Iraq?

Fox News graphics department has shaky grasp of Mideast geography | Media Matters for America

For some reason, I love this paragraph

Vote keeps half of building in district | TuscaloosaNews.com | The Tuscaloosa News | Tuscaloosa, AL

Gene Carpenter, owner of College Park Shopping Center, wanted his property removed from the College Park Historic District. Part of the building is in the historic district and part of the building is in the historic district buffer zone.

I think it’s the “buffer zone” part. This is good, too:

Historic district advocates said they didn’t want to set a precedent of allowing property to be withdrawn from historic districts. They feared a “domino effect” in historic districts throughout the city.

This is basically the same thinking that got us involved in Vietnam, of course. In case you’re wondering, the building was constructed in 1986, and has little or no historic value, unlike the parking lot, where any number of future professional athletes have thrown up.

Breaking news!

Graffiti found on Tuscaloosa buildings | NBC13.com

Oh, no! Do you think it could be the work of… juvenile delinquents?!?!?!?

You know what this means

Calera, Alabaster and Helena among the best 100 places to live, according to Money magazine – al.com

There really aren’t very many good places to live. Alabaster, really?

This is “wonderful”

The “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks