Monthly Archives: May 2009

Good work, Hoover!

Birmingham police beating video: Hoover police edited footage – Breaking News from The Birmingham News – al.com

It’s nice to know that if the Birmingham PD really needs you, you’re there to help cover things up.

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Screw you

Birmingham police beating video: Five officers appeal firings to Jefferson County Personnel Board – Breaking News from The Birmingham News – al.com

Losing your jobs? If you’re lucky, you won’t wind up in jail. You’ll be really popular there.

Great, one of these

Birmingham police beating video: Five officers fired – Breaking News from The Birmingham News – al.com

The good news — if there is ever any good news about public servants beating an unconscious man — is that in contrast to some cities, the mayor and the chief are taking decisive action, and the right action. It’s been delayed, because the officers involved and the mid-level supervisors covered it up, but good work.

Kind of good news, bad news

Alabama state Sen. Roger Bedford won’t run for governor, will seek re-election – al.com

Unabashed good news would have been that Bedford was joining a monastery. He’s a bad guy, and I don’t care that he’s a Democrat. I definitely would have voted Libertarian if he’d been the nominee.

The Republicans will go nuts if this happens

PBS Stations Weigh Loss of Affiliation Over Religious Content – washingtonpost.com

But I don’t believe for a second that it will.

He is tall

Strange enters attorney general’s race | TuscaloosaNews.com | The Tuscaloosa News | Tuscaloosa, AL

That’s his entire campaign. I guess it beats the last guy, whose entire campaign was based upon killing people.

Hooray, things are getting worse more slowly!

U.S. Jobless Rate Hits 8.9%, but Pace of Losses Eases – NYTimes.com