Daily Archives: May 17, 2008

That is so smart

Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex to begin soliciting architectural bids for domed stadium- al.com

They’re going to have the Birmingdome designed before they build it. Wow, with this crew, I figured that they’d wing it. Anyway, they’re soliciting bids. I am going to throw my hat into the ring here. I have no skills whatsoever, but for just $45,000 I am willing to take on the task. Here is a preliminary sketch:


There’s lots more where that came from. As for BMLL:

Langford, who has jump-started the stalled dome project by pledging city money, said Friday he is not going to let his legal troubles distract him from big-ticket projects such as the dome and a revitalization plan for the Alabama State Fairgrounds.

There may be no stopping him at this point. He’s a force of nature.

Gosh, Larry, what’s the big deal?

Syphilis ads yanked from buses after Mayor Langford says they project a bad image- al.com

Do you have something to hide?

Ads on buses identifying Jefferson County as the nation’s leader in syphilis will come down after Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford complained they present a bad image of the area and hurt efforts to recruit new businesses.

Langford asked the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority director Friday to remove banners from 10 buses that show the county’s national ranking.

“It’s hard enough to compete for business without having people to walk in and have that shock value added to it,” Langford said. “We have a lot of issues, but you don’t destroy your city. You find other ways to address those problems.”

For instance, recall elections.

Anyway, the most important thing is that Jefferson County doesn’t let anyone know that everyone there has syphillis. It is a horrible, shameful, dirty secret and everyone should be quiet about it and go about their business of having unprotected sex in darkened rooms.