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Old 10-07-2014, 06:15 PM
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Default Re: Only in Alabama

And mosquitoes. When I was a kid my sister told me the devil created mosquitoes and I firmly believed her. Still sounds plausible.
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Old 10-23-2014, 01:06 PM
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Political corrtuption is of course not limited to Alabama

Why the prosecution of Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard is more than a witch hunt | AL.com

When people say "The guy you are accusing of attacking you for "political reasons" is a Republican too...why attack you?" he's all "Well yeah but I have ideas about that"

As for the witch hunt, well, it's hard for me to buy allegations that Strange engineered a political persecution that would explode two weeks before an election that Mike Hubbard couldn't lose if he told people to vote against him.

If it was that political, it would have exploded before the contested GOP primary.

It's probably more relevant that the ethics law has a four-year statute of limitations, and at least four of the counts against Hubbard took place when he was GOP chair. About four years ago.
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Old 05-20-2017, 11:19 PM
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I am reviving this hoary old thrad because there is news out of Alabama that isn't completely terrible, and it concerns voting rights, even. I was as shocked as anyone.

Some good news on voting rights – Balloon Juice

More of this, please.

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