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Dr. Robert Bullard
Environmental Justice Movement Founder

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

You Can't Fix Stupid


A few stories that are testing the strength of our craniums in their absurdity.

Alabama State Senator Scott 'the Judas' Beason-R is just another recent example of an Alabama republican who just can't seem to shut the hell up. His dunderhead comment about "emptying the clip" to a like-minded audience at a republican breakfast meeting in Cullman County, Alabama has put the state back into the *national media spotlight of shame.
*(the "no news" story is up over 1000 comments in response)

Beason and his senate republican buddies remind us of the rich jock types in high school who were given a pass on anything they do, encouraged to behave badly and who wore their badges of misdeeds with pompous pride. Like the equally appalling and highly arrogant tractor on the loose, Senator Trip Pittman, Beason declares the story is "not news," and it's all being "whipped up by the liberals." Here's his response to anyone who took offense to the comment:
"It was a metaphor and anyone who thinks that advocates violence, their sanity probably needs to be tested.” 

These clowns just don't seem to understand that there are 49 other states past Alabama's state lines with IQ's larger than their own egos. Make that 48, Mississippi is exempt for obvious reasons.

Goodwater, Alabama--A man on cruthches was shot not once, but twice in a Goodwater courtroom last week after he allegedly waved his crutches at the judge and "tried to get the Judge's gun away from him." It's important to note that the accused was on crutches after a double hip fracture and after the first shot, as he was falling to the floor, he was shot again by a local policeman. Like most courtrooms, Goodwater has a camera in the courtroom and we would like to know why the recording has not been released to give validity to the authorities account of the event.
Kayla Talton of Sylacauga told the Montgomery Advertiser that the man, Keith Ford, was told he would have to go to jail if he was unable to produce $800 to settle his case. Talton said Ford threw his crutches to the floor, and the judge told him to "get up against the damn wall and shut up."
Ford told the judge he wanted an attorney and he wasn't going to jail. At that point, Talton said, an officer grabbed Ford. When Ford pulled away, the officer shot him twice, first in the stomach and then "in the side or the back."
It's turning into a racially charged story and the Alabama NAACP has asked the DOJ to investigate. Are none of the officers who guard the courtroom equipped with tasers? This was a bad move by the officer who used a shotgun to swat a fly and we say that Judge Carlton Teel could use a few refresher courses on how to behave from the bench. But maybe he is just carrying on the same bad behavior of his predecessor, his brother.

Loretta Nail has some interesting thoughts on this story and she knows Goodwater:
Goodwater is a strange place as far as the legal community goes. It's like an incestuous cabal of related judges and lawyers who run the whole town. The Teel's father was at one time a State Representative. His three sons, Robert, Frank, and Carlton currently control Goodwater. Robert used to be the judge and he retired. Frank Teel is the Asst. DA who was arrested by the ABI for extortion in May of 2010. And Carlton Teel is the current municipal judge. They are white. The vast majority of Goodwater residents are black.
Alabama burning in Goodwater, Alabama.

The University of Alabama's crimson and white image is stained black by the ugly pallor of racism, again. A black student was walking by a white fraternity house last week and someone yelled out the dreaded N word to him, followed with "Hey boy, come here." President Witt has yet to fully address the issue and we've heard stories of male and female Greek society members who left their societies after being told they had to attend certain events in "blackface."

The real black face here is the systemic racism that exists on the UA campus. It even has a name-- "The Machine.

UA is refusing to release any details of punishment for the racist student citing "privacy laws." How do you spell cover up? U-o-f-A.

Overheard--Hugh Evans III Chief counsel for the Alabama (no) Ethics Commission has penned yet another sarcastic and angry letter to a citizen who asked for justice to be applied to an elected official who definitely violated the people's test of ethics.
But, the EC's bar is so low that 10 men with guns and briefcases wouldn't be found guilty by this useless excuse of the overseers of ethics violations.

More on that next post.

But for now, lots of aspirin please...
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8 comments:

  1. What collection of evil...

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  2. That Goodwater shooting is God awful! I don't know how you can justify shooting a man on crutches twice and then turn around and defend your trigger happy stupid cop!
    Where's the tape????????

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  3. i'myourhuckleberryFebruary 9, 2011 at 2:10 PM

    Wasn't UA where Wallace stood in the doorway and attempted to block entrance to the university by black students?
    The old Klan ways just won't die in Dixie.

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  4. No one will ever really believe the feds didn't have something on Beason. Why else would he cooperate? Surely not because of the high character he thinks he has.
    Archibald backed off his story on the Judas a bit after it ran, that was very disappointing.

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  5. It's becoming a liability to say your from the hypocritical, backwoods, corrupt to it's core non-free state of Alabama. These politicians on all levels from local to state have ruined the image of Alabama and the worst thing is THEY DON'T GIVE A DAMN!

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  6. Ms. Nail's article is an eye opener....

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  7. Isn't this Teel Family Legal Mafia something else?
    This isn't the first scandal to come out of Coosa County. This shit truly is knee deep and spills over into Etowah County http://www.gadsdentimes.com/article/20100520/NEWS/100529997

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  8. Good catch RSH.

    This gives credence to Ms. Nail's assessment of the 'Teel Gang.'

    RSH link activated:
    Bailey, Teel Charged With Bribery and Extortion--GadsdenTimes

    MAX

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