Posts made in August, 2011

Dear Senator Nelson (The day our democracy died.)

Introduction “…We’re crazy to the point, I’ve come to believe, that if everybody agrees on something, you can be sure it’s wrong! Every new idea, every great idea, when it first began was in a minority of one…” – Fr. Anthony de Mello, S.J. By the time you receive this commentary, the crisis that’s facing our elected officials, in Washington, and that’s gripping the nation may have been averted. If not, I’ve fled the country with my few precious bars of gold! Regardless, know that the real crisis is far from over. In fact, it’s only getting worse. Our government is unraveling right before our eyes under its own dead weight and not at the hands of our enemies – al-Qaeda and the Taliban – or our frenemies – China or anyone else we can think of to...

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My reply: The jury is still out

In Sunday’s edition, of the Press-Register, there was a story about the BCA’s annual meeting held at the Grand Hotel, in Point Clear, AL. Saturday’s keynote speaker was General Stanley McCrystal. The P-R story follows: Gen. Stanley McChrystal: ‘Jury is out’ on U.S. efforts in Afghanistan. This email is addressed to BCA President and CEO William J. Canary. August 1, 2011 My reply: The jury is still out. By Ted Burnett Mr. Canary, Originally, my email was intended for the eyes of former Chairman of the Business Council of Alabama (BCA) Sandy Stimpson, but I’m unable to locate his email address. I’m well aware of his past involvement and strong support of the BCA. After reading the story, I thought I would write to him. Maybe you...

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