Daily Archives: May 8, 2008


Clinton makes case for wide appeal – USATODAY.com

Everyone’s probably already seen this, but it is disgusting in the extreme.

“I have a much broader base to build a winning coalition on,” she said in an interview with USA TODAY. As evidence, Clinton cited an Associated Press article “that found how Sen. Obama’s support among working, hard-working Americans, white Americans, is weakening again, and how whites in both states who had not completed college were supporting me.”

Look, out-and-out racism. No code words anymore.

This does it. We’re through. If somehow you steal the nomination, I will vote for the Libertarian. If someone runs against you for the nomination for your Senate seat, I will contribute to their campaign. This sort of race-baiting garbage is out of the Jesse Helms/George Wallace playbook, and you’re on the same list I keep them on.

BMLL slapped!

Birmingham mayoral pay raise gets final passage – Breaking News from The Birmingham News – al.com

The pay raise is pretty substantial, $40,000 a year for a job that already pays $68,000, plus a $20,000/year “discretionary expense account” which Larry uses on God only knows what. But no raise for the incumbent.

The bill would deny current Mayor Larry Langford any increase this term. “I think it’s a direct slap at Larry,” said Rep. John [“Horse Track”] Rogers, D-Birmingham.

The Senate altered an earlier House-passed bill sponsored by Rogers that would have given Langford an immediate $45,000 raise plus an $800-a-month car allowance. The House then concurred in the change.


Give it time

S&P report concludes Birmingham bond rating is strong, not affected by Jefferson County debt woes- al.com

I mean, the mayor is the same guy who presided over the bond mess. Speaking of BMLL:

Langford said the report came as no surprise to him.

“I am glad to have an official confirmation of the message that I have been sending,” he said Wednesday. “The city is in good fiscal shape and we have shown a great deal of fiscal responsibility. We will continue to do so.”

Fiscal responsibility. So says the man who wants to spend nearly a million dollars giving out free bus rides.