Welcome to the Southern Scene

This is a new blog designed to inform, educate, discuss and occasionally let off a little steam. The Avatar is Belle Boyd. She was a heroine in the Civil War – find out all about her with the help of Google and Amazon. I welcome you to join me to view the South, the nation, and the world from the point of a lady Southerner. I will try to act like a lady and hope that my readers will not find me coming up short or worse, ugly. All conversations here should be high brow and above board. Deliberate lying will not be tolerated; if BelleProf is found wanting in her facts, they will be corrected right away.

First, being a lady and a respecter of property, including intellectual property, I need to give credit for the use of Belle’s lovely image to two Libraries:

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CREDIT:[between 1855 and 1865] | 1 negative LC-BH82- 4864 A <P&P> [P&P] | LC-DIG-cwpbh-01987 (digital file from original neg.)

UNC  CREDIT: Academic Affairs Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,1998. © This work is the property of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. It may be used freely by individuals for research, teaching and personal use as long as this statement of availability is included in the text.

Please join me tomorrow when the Southern Scene will be blogging fellow Southerner, Senator Jeffrey Beauregard Sessions’ confirmation hearing to be Attorney General.

Your humble servant was in graduate school at the University of Alabama when Mr. Sessions was a law student there. And when he was nominated in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan to be Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama, I was there teaching at Troy State University.

When the Senate Judiciary turned down the Sessions nomination, it was only the second time that had happened in 48 years (per Wikipedia). One of the votes against him was fellow Republican Arlen Specter, who upon deciding to join the Democrat Party in 2009, said his vote against Sessions in 1986 was a mistake, because he had “since found that Sen. Sessions is egalitarian.” Exactly what everyone in Alabama knew!

At 9:30 AM tomorrow and also Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary will conduct “Hearings to examine the nomination of Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General, Department of Justice. “

I hope and pray that Senator Sessions will be treated fairly tomorrow; if you cannot watch, check here to find out how it went or join me live blogging.

If they don’t treat the Senator right, Belle will have to whup up on them – her trusty riding crop is always at the ready.



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