Author Archives: Alabama Liberal

The Ninth Biggest Asshole in American History is…Joseph McCarthy!

Note: In case you missed the 10th Biggest Asshole in American History or the Runner-Up list, go back and check it out first. Joseph McCarthy is probably not a huge shock to most people, and may be one of the few names in this countdown that doesn’t need much of an explanation…Who Is He? The senate’s biggest witch hunt leader,… Read More »

The Tenth Biggest Asshole in American History is…Prescott Bush!

Note: For more on how I chose “American History’s Ten Biggest Assholes” and the almost-as-deplorable Runner-Up list, check out that article as well. Numbers 20 through 11 are populated with rogues you may not have heard of… Prescott Bush…Who Is He?…He’s the father of George H. W. Bush and grandfather of George W. Bush—and, uhhh, yeah Jeb and… Read More »

How I Chose “America’s Biggest Assholes” and the Runner-Ups

Choosing “America’s Biggest Assholes” is a daunting task. First, America is not as old as most other countries and there’s not–despite what you may have read about this or that President over the years–really “an American Hitler” or “an American Genghis Khan.” American ruthlessness is usually a more subtle and corporate-infused variety so that it’s sometimes… Read More »

Movie Review: Why “Alien: Covenant” is a Step Backward for the Franchise

Even before “Alien: Covenant” opened to softer-than-expected box office, I was dubious it would really offer the creative goods. That’s why I placed it in the “I’m not so sure about” section of my summer movie preview, and watching the film didn’t really change anything. I still wish they had made a more direct sequel… Read More »

Movie Review: King Arthur

“King Arthur” holds the dubious distinction of being “Summer 2017’s First Big Flop.” Uhhh…congratulations? To celebrate, what do you get the movie who has nothing, including dismal reviews, bad box office, and its franchise hopes dashed? How about a mild Alabama Liberal review that points out what the movie does right? I’m just kidding, this… Read More »

TV Review: A “Twin Peaks” Newbie Tries to Make Sense of the First Four Episodes

As a millennial TV critic, I was about four years old when “Twin Peaks” first exploded onto the scene during its original ABC run, and needless to say I wasn’t much following it at the time, instead engrossed in a different bizarre world called “Sesame Street.” Still, I’ve heard more times than I can count… Read More »

Greg Gianforte is May’s “Asshole of the Month”

As I get ready to list the Biggest Assholes in American history, I thought it only fitting I bring back the popular Working Class Economist segment “Asshole of the Month.” And I couldn’t think of anyone more deserving of that title than Montanta congressional candidate Greg Gianforte. You may have heard about the race for… Read More »

Trump Impeachment Watch…Top Five Reasons to Impeach Him This Week

Since I wrote the epic takedown “100 Reasons to Impeach Trump” on his 100th day in office, he’s been determined to make me look dated by adding new reasons. Here are the top five reasons to impeach him in the last week or so… 5. He’s hinted he’s about to phase-out press releases. Obviously, this isn’t… Read More »