Monthly Archives: February 2009

Love the city council

The Birmingham City Council rejected three plans proposed by Mayor Larry Langford – al.com

So, they:

1. Passed a resolution supporting the programs, and;
2. Took out all the language that actually paid for the programs.

All in a day’s work. Now, martinis!

What do you know about being balanced, Larry?

Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford calls for balance in media – al.com

“Balance”, in fact, is stupid. “Balance” leads to things like people being allowed to go on TV and say that “intelligent design” is a workable theory and that the government blew up the World Trade Center and that you can cut taxes and raise spending without increasing the deficit. Though I admit that last one is pretty hard to swallow and I can’t imagine anybody actually believing it. “Balance” keeps reporters from saying that someone is full of shit even when it is obvious that they are full of shit.

Wait a minute…

Alabama Gov. Bob Riley rejects $66 million in stimulus funds for new unemployment benefits – al.com

Bob, are you running for President?

Crocodile humiliation newest fad

Nerd!Get lost! State hopes to thwart crocodiles’ homing instinct with magnets : State News : TCPalm

So they say the idea is to mess up the crocs’ homing system. But really, what they’re trying to do is humiliate them so they’re too embarrassed to show their faces.

Bear Run

Real Estate Slump Hits Manassas, Va., Hard : NPR

Too easy?

My Senator is an asshole

Shelby Doubts Obama Citizenship — Political Wire

“Well his father was Kenyan and they said he was born in Hawaii, but I haven’t seen any birth certificate. You have to be born in America to be president.”

Oh, come on

Bible put on top shelf in move to appease Muslims – Telegraph

Let me tell you, you mess with the shelving at my library, you’re going to have to answer to me, and I think I’m a lot less forgiving about these things than Allah.

Let’s do something!

Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford wants city to quadruple city support for Birmingham Zoo, proposes a 1 million gallon aquarium – Breaking News from The Birmingham News – al.com

This is fine, I suppose. I like the zoo. I like the idea of bringing elephants back to the zoo. I don’t know about the aquarium, though BMLL points out that it would only be half the size of Atlanta’s aquarium. There’s just one little problem. I’ll let city councilwoman Valerie Abbott have the floor:

“Certainly I don’t know anyone who’s not in favor of supporting city amenities, especially the state’s largest tourist attraction,” she said. “But as always we need to know where the money’s coming from. The little voice in my head is saying, ‘Where are we getting all this money?’”

It’s kind of weird, is all.

Smoot!

Candidates line up for chance at Alabama Rep. Artur Davis’ seat in U.S. House of Representatives – al.com

If Shelia Smoot really goes to Washington, that would be great. Not as great as if Larry Langford did, but the Smoot is a good substitute.

This is always fun

Ala. authorities probe third suspicious church fire – Breaking News from The Birmingham News – al.com

The morons who went on the spree a couple of years ago are still in jail, but there’s never any shortage of racist morons.