Posts made in June, 2010

Saving Face or Saving Your Ass!

Introduction As a writer, I frequently share with you my opinion on many different issues, of interest to me, at the state, federal and international level. I would be remiss not to say something about the nation’s largest environmental disaster occurring right here in my backyard along the Alabama Gulf Coast, British Petroleum’s (BP) still leaking oil well, at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. I can think of no better example to illustrate my next essay. Just like with this crisis, airplane crash experts now tell us that the cause of a small private airplane or a commercial jetliner falling out of the sky isn’t the result of a single action taken or not taken by the captain and crew, but instead a series of actions taken in the 24 to 48 hours leading up to the...

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