Daily Archives: June 10, 2008

Six of these houses are residences of city council members

Langford proposes tearing down 1,473 dilapidated houses in Birmingham – Breaking News from The Birmingham News – al.com

Send Kenny Rogers to Gitmo

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Smoot suit

Jefferson County Commissioner Shelia Smoot wants county to consider legal action against Wall Street banks- al.com

Oh. Oh, Shelia. You really think you can do anything about giant banks profitting off of the con job they ran on the county?

“In my opinion, JP Morgan and all the rest of them are at fault. They knew the risk and they didn’t share it,” Smoot said. “They fooled us. They ran an incredible game on this whole county, and now we’re all paying for it. Now it’s time to turn the tables and make them pay for it.”

Yes, they are basically at fault. (Along with a lot of other people, including BMLL.) But there’s nothing you can do about it. Unsurprisingly, Bettye Fine Collins, who is a Republican, has no problem paying huge sums to banks for whatever the banks say it is they’re doing.

Well, of course she’d say that

Warrior dentist Susan Wells says claims that Scientology was forced on former employee are baseless- al.com

She doesn’t deny being a Scientologist, though. My guess is that they’re both lying, and that Dr. Wells probably did try to convert our Rick & Bubba-listening Baptist to the Gospel of L. Ron, but that the latter was fired for other reasons.

That’s a lot of golfers

UAB study estimates golf cart accidents injure 1,000 people a month- al.com

Who says golf isn’t a contact sport? Maybe a few more and we can start to convert golf courses to low-income housing units. Says one golf pro: “Most of it is alcohol-related.” Nooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!