"Gone with the Wind on Mescaline" is one of the most memorable lines from the Eastwood film based on John Berendt's book "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil." It's also an accurate descriptor of Alabama politics because the political system in Alabama doesn't make one lick of sense unless you are under the influence of psychedelics or off the hall without permission from Bryce Hospital. Actually, the original name for Bryce, the Alabama State Hospital for the Insane probably should be emblazoned above the entrance of the Alabama state house.
Here's the latest foray into the brown button haze;
"Hello this is Hank Sanders, Alabama state senator, and I'm still mad as hell. I say hell no! I ain't going back to the cotton fields of Jim Crow days. I'm going forward with Ron Sparks, Jim Folsom and others who will do right by all of us. I hope you are mad as hell and will not go back. You have the power to choose. I will stand until hell freezes over for Ron Sparks for governor and Jim Folsom for lieutenant governor on November the second."
audio of robo call
In the South we're strangely proud of our crazies. We don't hide them away in some attic room and keep them out of sight of visitors like our Northern counterparts, nope, we bring them on out and set them up in the front parlor with unabashed pride because we don't think there is anything to be ashamed of and that they really are stark raving lunatics. They seem just mildly "off" to us.
But sometimes we vary our routine and instead of adding them to our front parlors we elect them to the Alabama legislature.
POLITICAL CORRUPTION IS A NATIONWIDE ISSUE AFFECTING ALL OF US. ALABAMA RANKS #5 AS THE MOST CORRUPT STATE. *DOJ 2007 stats
Something is very wrong in the Land of Cotton
PERTINENT ENVIRONMENTAL AND CORRUPTION ISSUES IN OTHER STATES ARE ALSO DISCUSSED
NO OTHER COMMUNITY, RICH OR POOR, URBAN OR SUBURBAN,BLACK, BROWN,RED, YELLOW OR WHITE SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO BECOME AN "ENVIRONMENTAL SACRIFICE ZONE."
Dr. Robert Bullard
Environmental Justice Movement Founder
Thursday, October 21, 2010
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