Monthly Archives: April 2008

He’s pretty judgment-proof

SEC files civil complaint against Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford, banker and lobbyist – Breaking News from The Birmingham News – al.com

Since he’s broke and all, I don’t know what a civil judgment against him could do. This is tied in with the whole Jeffco bond crisis in ways I don’t quite understand.

Someone has to pay for the free bus rides

Free bus rides in Birmingham on hold – Breaking News from The Birmingham News – al.com

Of course. The transit director wants the city to at least give them some of the money it promised before starting the free bus rides. What is BMLL’s stance?

Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford attended the press conference and said, if the transit director made the decision on the fees arbitrarily, he should be replaced. He also said if the transit board made the decision on the fees arbitrarily, it should be replaced.

As usual, it’s to get rid of the people who want to know where the money is.

Hey, sackcloth isn’t cheap

Jeffco senators fail to approve raise for Birmingham mayor – Breaking News from The Birmingham News – al.com

Well, it is, but 2000 or so bags adds up. Fortunately, he has his Ponzi scheme to fall back on.

I would say that alcohol and swords don’t mix

Hoover man gets 10 years in slashing with samurai sword- al.com

“This is a story of a great tragedy with injury and loss in two young men’s lives,” Joiner said during the sentencing, adding that the situation “exemplifies the fact that alcohol and teens don’t mix.”

So, it’s ten years (with probably only three served) for cutting off your friend’s hand with a sword. Good to know that.

And whose fault is that, Madame President?

President Bettye Fine Collins questions commission support of free bus fares- al.com

Why, could it be yours? You’re the one who didn’t bother to show up at the meeting where the Commission voted on it. Maybe if you had been there you could have talked some sense into them. When this all ends in tears — which it will — it will all be your fault.

Another entry in annals of slapstick reality

Man mistaken about robbery injured running into door – Breaking News from The Birmingham News – al.com

Not so much “into” as “through” a glass door.

That’s a lot

Jefferson County bond interest payments climb another $700,000 per week- al.com

They’re paying $12.8 million a month in interest alone. This situation is not sustainable. Declare bankruptcy already.