Back in December, I stumbled across an article online that the Alabama State Defense Force had been stood down. Having once been an officer in the ASDF, I was a bit disappointed to hear that. Being a bit of a militia advocate, I've commented on "militias" at various points on this site, and I used … Continue reading The state of the Alabama State Defense Force
One of the heraldry blogs I follow is Herald Dick Magazine, of French origin. For sometime, it has published entries on the heraldic and vexilogical achievements of various nations and states around the globe. With baited breath, I have waited for them to do a write-up on Alabama, and it is finally here (English translation).I … Continue reading Alabama on Herald Dick Magazine
Huntsville from 250 miles up via NASA's photo of the day today:From the caption:Huntsville, Alabama From SpaceThe ISS SERVIR Environmental Research and Visualization System or ISERV - a camera aboard the International Space Station - captures an image of her hometown. ISERV was designed and built at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. If … Continue reading Sweet Home (Huntsville) Alabama
While shuffling through my RSS favorites recently, I ran across a post positing a hypothetical reboot of the fifty states into areas with equal representation in the Electoral College. The article is here, but I want to pay particular attention to my locale, and why I like the imaginary boundary better than the real one.© Neil … Continue reading Sweet Home Mammoth?
From Alabama First Lady, Dianne Bentley's blog:Happy Birthday Alabama: Did you know Alabama celebrated its 193rd birthday on December 14, 2012?First Lady Dianne Bentley joined with two schools and the Department of Archives to celebrate this day in our state's history and to wish Alabama, Happy Birthday!Thanks to volunteers and the staff at the Archives, students … Continue reading Happy Birthday Alabama
Just sharing a little Alabama pride:Alabama beat the Soviets to the moon? You could say that: A 2010 story in Wired magazine reported that the Soviets had everything they needed in the 1960s to get to the moon, except rockets like the Alabama-developed Saturn V.
I doubt that my family will be able to make the trek down to Goat Hill, but the decorations look exquisite: Christmas Open House Tours: MONTGOMERY – Governor and Mrs. Robert Bentley announced Friday the Governor’s Mansion will be open to members of the public for Christmas Open House tours from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on … Continue reading Alabama Governor’s Mansion Christmas Open House Tours