Tag Archives: David Sher

Why many are criticizing David Sher

Ever since I began posting blogs with the intent to begin a community conversation on better government, I’ve received my share of criticism. I was probably a little bit naive, but it came as a surprise. I have a passion for … Continue reading

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I hate being a jerk

I feel like a jerk when I write a negative piece about Birmingham. It pains me to criticize the community I love so much. And it’s particularly hurtful when I get an e-mail from a community leader and friend chastising … Continue reading

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Birmingham is best in the world

Usually when someone makes a brash statement that something is the best in the world, its considered hype or exaggeration. However, we can say with complete confidence that Birmingham has the biggest and best civic clubs on earth. Our Birmingham … Continue reading

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Being Jewish in Birmingham

“I’m Jewish.” There, I said it. This may not seem like a big deal to you, but I’ve never actually said those words publicly to a broad audience.  (Please note I’ve never hidden my Judaism and most of my Christian friends know my religion.) … Continue reading

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Is Birmingham different than the Titanic?

  Here’s a comment I received on my post, Let’s move to the suburbs and attack the City of Birmingham.  I was trying to make a point that our region has suffered because many of our affluent and well educated … Continue reading

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What’s killing America is killing Birmingham

On August 5, 2011, Standard & Poor lowered the U.S. debt rating saying, “The downgrade reflects our view that the effectiveness, stability, and predictability of American policymaking and political institutions have weakened at a time of ongoing fiscal and economic … Continue reading

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Look how far we’ve fallen

I’m absolutely thrilled we are building a new baseball stadium downtown. When I was a child my dad took me to see the Barons play at Rickwood Field. Watching baseball with my dad created memories I will never forget. I … Continue reading

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Birmingham–like the Roach Motel

The Roach Motel—“the bugs check in but they don’t check out.” I know you think this is going to be a negative piece about Birmingham, but hang in there. One of the biggest obstacles Birmingham companies face is recruiting high … Continue reading

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Is political corruption rampant here?

Between 2003-2006 five CFO’s of HealthSouth were convicted of fraud. Would it be appropriate to assume all CFO’s in the Birmingham area are crooked? I think we can agree there was something in the corporate culture or structure at HealthSouth … Continue reading

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Is racism the problem with Birmingham?

I hear it regularly, “The problem with Birmingham is racism.” One of my first blogs, Let’s move to the suburbs and attack the city, quickly attracted two comments.  One was from (I assume) an African American blaming Birmingham’s problems on … Continue reading

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