Replace that damned statue
with a fence
Alabama Jailers Let Prisoners Die From Easily-Treatable Illnesses
One example: A a 19-year-old from Huntsville, died in jail in August as the result of a gangrenous wound in his foot that was left untreated.
The moral: Do NOT move to Alabama!
AL Republicans Deny Public Housing Residents the Right to Vote
This is not really surprising, given Alabama's efforts to disenfranchise as many likely Democratic voters as possible: Alabama's attorney general made a last-minute ruling that public housing ID cards are not acceptable at the polls. DON'T MOVE TO ALABAMA.
High-Rank Alabama Republican Politician Indicted
Powerful Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard has been arrested on felony ethics charges, accused of using public office for personal gain. The story
Governor Robert Bentley: Alabama's Most Ignorant Governor?
Bentley used the phrase "You ought to eat what you kill" when talking about raiding Alabama's education budget to fund "business incentives" (i.e., pay businesses to locate in Alabama). Bentley is apparently ignorant as to why businesses DON'T want to move to Alabama: Wrong-headed right-wing politicians like Bentley and a poor educational system--which Bentley is willing to risk making even worse by robbing money from it. Alabama suffers from Red State Madness. Read more about "Eat What You Kill"
Senator Richard Shelby - Living High On The Hog
CREW took a look at Richard Shelby's political war chest, and spending. Looks like he travels first-class! 32 stays at the Michelangelo Hotel in New York City totaling $34,742, a $1,157 stay at the world-famous Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, $1,078 at the Cloister at Sea Island, $788 at the Lodge at Pebble Beach, and a total of $5,187 at New Orleans’ “super luxury” Windsor Court Hotel as well as the Roosevelt Hotel, Hilton’s 2012 “Hotel of the Year.” The list goes on and on. Learn more
Alabama: Major Moocher State
Alabama is a "taker":
Alabama is ranked 3rd among states (mostly red states) who get back more than they pay in federal taxes. Alabama gets back $3.28 for every dollar paid to the feds. This is called "socialism".
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plan to move to the Birmingham area, you'd better be prepared
to live amongst some of the most radical right-wing teabagger
types in the country. The City of Birmingham, proper, contains
some liberals, but the surrounding municipalities are a
bastion of right-wing radicalism.
governorship, House and Senate are all controlled by radical
right-wingers who spend way to much time focused on abortion
and thinking up new ways to screw immigrants.
are not a radical right-winger, don't even expect to feel
at home here (in the areas outside of Birmingham city limits).
Bachus, the congressman representing Alabama's 6th District,
is a real jerk, a tool for the rich and an enemy of the
working class. But then, he keeps getting re-elected (he's
a career politician), so his constituents must be real jerks,
Bachus: Disgrace to humanity who should never refer to himself
as a Christian.
(too many) Alabamans spend a lot of time bitching about
goverment spending and "welfare queens", the state
is a leech. Alabama is one
of the many red states which suck more money out of
the federal government than it contributes. Alabama gets
back something like $2.03 for every dollar it sends to the
U.S. senator Richard Shelby is the leech-in-chief, bringing
home truckfuls of money from Washington D.C. Shelby may
have more government-funded buildings in his home state
named after him than any other money-grubbing politician
people who scream loudest about "socialism" and
"welfare queens" are themselves America's biggest
leeches. Go figure.