Entries by Pete Mackey

Go See Food, Inc. Now

My wife and I went to see the new documentary Food, Inc. last night at the Crescent Theater downtown. Wow! This film brings to light the growing problem with our food supply and its domination by a very few companies. There is a lot of information to process here, but the bottom line is that […]

There Is A Limit

In a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled yesterday that large contributions to a judge’s political campaign can disqualify the judge from hearing a case involving that donor. This is welcome news. Judicial campaigns have been getting more and more expensive, as well as meaner, over the past decade. The pressure on a […]

A Flame Arrester May Save Your Life

We love to burn trash in the South. It’s an easy way to get rid of it. In rural areas, trash service may be expensive or hard to come by. For whatever reason, it is a common occurrence down here. The easiest way to start that fire is to give the stack a good dousing […]

Mobile Is The Place To Be

Times are tough right now in Mobile. The school system is cutting jobs, there are huge inventories of houses and condos in Baldwin County and small businesses are folding. New hiring is on hold for most employers. Local charities and and social agencies face increased demand with decreased resources. As bad as it is, we […]