Author: Ashley Trice

Ann gets fancy while folks on Gov’t and Old Shell get antsy

It was like the heavens opened up and shone down upon her, as a choir of angels sang “Hallelujah! Hallelujah!” She was as smooth as a baby’s butt and as slick as Mobile Bay on the calmest day of the year. Though she had been neglected and abused as long as I can remember, she bounced right back and was as beautiful as the day she was first born (I guess). Oh, Ann Street, how you have waited, how we have all waited for your caretakers to pour the money and the asphalt into you we know you have...

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Summer guilt can get expensive

Summertime is glorious. Sand and surf. Watermelon and popsicles. Peaches and tomatoes. Fishin’ and swimmin’. Homemade ice cream. Weekends spent at the pool, on the beach or sittin’ on the dock of Mobile Bay. It is definitely one of my favorite times of year — at least on the weekends. But it is also one of the times I feel the guiltiest as a working mother. My poor kids have put in 40-hour weeks at day care, school and after care since they were six weeks old. During the school year, I don’t feel too bad about this. After...

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Thinking about what’s best for the 100 percent

To the casual observer, the Mobile mayoral race must seem pretty tame so far. While we get to see Big Luther making sweet, sweet love to a gun every 60 to 90 seconds on his numerous television ads for his run for U.S. Senate, we haven’t seen much of anything on the race between former Mayor Sam Jones against the man who ousted him, current Mayor Sandy Stimpson. Jones has not raised much money as of yet, so we most likely won’t see him fighting Big Lu for advertising space on the airwaves. As such, we haven’t seen much...

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Condescending politicians fishing for votes

Well golly! I guess we are all just a bunch of dirty, toothless, uneducated, weak-minded idiots who can be manipulated or bought with great ease or on the cheap. Or at least that’s what our state and local politicians seem to think of us, judging by their ads and campaigns. I am sure there are many more examples from our city and state over the years, but three politicos in particular have really caught my attention in the last week and year with their condescending ads and/or platforms. The first one that comes to mind is the “Sixty-Seven” ad...

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As Bizzaro World Turns

It’s official. We are living in Bizarro World. Everything is upside down. Dogs are biting fleas. Trees are falling off leaves. Our president may at any time cause an international incident with 140 words. I know, I know. You probably think I am being hyperbolic, but I assure you I am not. I am deadly serious. And in order to prove my case, I offer you four very concrete pieces of evidence. … 1. One of the looniest athletes in the history of American sports is seemingly on a diplomatic mission this week to North Korea … again. And...

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