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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

Friday, April 1, 2011

"Don't Blame Me--I Didn't Know"


Some of the newly elected Alabama republican legislators basic defense of "I'm new and trying to learn my way around down here" is not an excuse to vote for bad bills.

Republicans in the House and Senate are claiming ignorance as an excuse for not understanding the consequences of voting on bills that affect all of us. We have gotten a lot of feedback from various people, on the coal ash bill in particular, and other dogs with fleas being walked around the halls of the state house trying to pass as champions, when they're nothing but real mutts.

When a legislator gets elected, we expect that they have a clue what the job entails, and that they understand they have a great responsibility to be aware all sides of an issue before casting a vote for it. But they don't. What they do understand is how to duck accountability and hide behind excuses. And feigned ignorance. And cowardly voice votes.

We imagine that the old bulls in the state house sit these freshman down real quick and explain the deal--you listen to me and what I tell you to do or you can forget about that plum committee position. Don't go asking too many questions and convoluting the process with facts. It takes money to run a campaign and you boys (and some girls) best get with the program if you want a political future.

Kind of my way or the highway and let's not have any failure to communicate.

One legislator who we will not name confirmed these suspicions when he said this: "Everything that goes on down here is political and this is not a system that serves the best interest of the people of this state. I hear it everyday, you vote for my bill and I'll vote for your bill."

Here's a news flash for you jackwagons--if you don't understand the issue beyond what the corporate lobbyists are telling you, who always lie, then don't vote on the damn bill! If you don't know because you're still "trying to learn your way around" then vote NO! How hard is that simple logic?

In legal matters the Latin phrase "ignorantia legis neminum excusat" (ignorance of the law excuses no one) means that a person who is unaware of the law or its content, may not escape liability. We think the same should apply to anyone holding office in Alabama. If you are going to apply for the job then you better understand what it takes to do the job honestly, not corruptly.

This weak excuse of "I am still learning" is the position of a fool who has no business passing legislation and deluding themselves into thinking they are too important to be bothered with independent research into all the facts.

There is simply no excuse for this ineptness masquerading as doing the state's business.

So Say We the Opinion Board of the Vincent Alabama Confidential
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8 comments:

  1. Good for you Max!

    Call 'em out!

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  2. You can add me to the list of citizens who have heard that excuse from at least ten reps and senators.
    I agree there is no excuse for such a weak excuse.
    My dog could do the job these clowns are acting like they are doing.

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  3. Oh BS! BS! BS!
    Being a lawmaker isn't a learning curve you idiots!
    Either you know how to do the job for the benefit of the citizens or you do the job for the benefit of special interests.
    LIARS!

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  4. They are corrupted during their campaigns and finished off in the state house before session even begins.
    That's a wide open secret in Montgomery.

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  5. Let's pretend I'm a lawyer and you hire me to defend you.
    We're moving along and up comes the day in court.
    The judge rules against you, you're pissed and you yell at me what the hell happened????
    I tell you, well, I'm kind of new at this and still learning my way around a court room.
    How long before I hit the floor from being decked?
    Which I would richly deserve by the way.
    Get my drift?

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  6. Term limits. As in one term and get the hell out.
    Mandatory training on how to research and pass meaningful legislation (no lobbyists allowed and put on by someone other than the no ethics commission.)
    No lobbyists in the state house on vote days--committee or floor votes.
    Better yet, just fire everybody and start over with fifth graders.

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  7. i'myourhuckleberryApril 1, 2011 at 9:17 PM

    Welcome to the state house newbies, now step into my parlor said the spider....

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  8. Alabama voters are in a big state of denial about the republicans and what they really stand for-their own selfish interests and corporate masters.

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