Highway 431 Blog

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Consequences Of The Alabama Immigration Bill ::

During the spring, summer, and fall I buy vegetables at a small store run by a local vegetable grower, Steve, and his wife, Lisa. I generally pick up a few pounds of tomatoes each week as well as a bushel of okra and a bushel of butter beans later in the summer to put in the freezer. Steve and Lisa also sell my neighbor Hal's locally produced honey. I drove by their store this morning and noticed that there was a "For Lease" sign beside the road and I immediately thought that they, more than likely, have lost their pool of labor they used to pick the vegetables and will effectively be out of the growing business, at least for a while.

I know that Steve also ran a landscape business so the farm was not his primary source of income, but I'm terribly disappointed that I will not be able to buy fresh produce from growers that I have known for several years and with whom I have developed a very nice personal relationship!

I hope that it's not too late to reverse the travesty that this immigration bill has been from it's very inception, but I see nothing more than an uphill battle, at least for the near future!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Thieves Hitting Pharmacies ::

Looks as though this is not a good time to be working at a pharmacy in north Alabama given the rash of robberies that have occurred in the past few days. Thankfully no one has been injured, but it's probably just a matter of time.

Come to think of it, there have been a rash of robberies at several of the dollar stores also. I often wonder, with good cause, if the police even make any attempt to try to solve these crimes!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

A Kos Poll ::

I thought the reference to Parker Griffith in the poll was interesting:

Needless to say my vote went to Griffith!