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.
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.
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.
U.S. Rep. Artur Davis announces bid to be governor of Alabama – al.com
He’ll get the Democratic nomination, but I just don’t see how he can possibly win. Not in this state, not yet.
AFP: Mamma Mia! Putin denies mystery ABBA concert
A former American President — I forget his name — said that he looked into Putin’s soul. And if there’s one thing I know about ABBA, it’s that they never had any soul.