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, July 14, 2011

New York Times: "An Alabama State Senator as Polarizing as the Issues" Senator Scott Beason-R


Story by: Campbell Robertson
Published on page A13 of the NYT July 13, 2011
GARDENDALE, Ala. — Newspaper editorials have called him treasonous. The N.A.A.C.P. has called for his resignation. Chamber of commerce groups and civil libertarians have found common cause in disgruntlement, and a Republican sheriff more or less accused him of being an accessory to any deaths that take place in his county. 

Matt Fabian, the managing director for Municipal Market Advisors, said that for years there has been a mutual understanding among investors, bond issuers and politicians that contracts and debts would be honored, no matter what it took. The rise of Mr. Beason and other anti-tax hawks has threatened that understanding, he said. 

“He is the embodiment of that trend that we worry about,” said Mr. Fabian, who has been advising investors to be wary of buying any Alabama debt. 

In the end, Mr. Beason’s biggest liability may rise from his attempt in the casino case, as he described it on the witness stand, to “do whatever I could to help get the bad guys.” Already irked that he wore a wire in closed caucus meetings, some Republicans say that the fallout has seriously jeopardized his leadership of the rules committee, not to mention his future political ambitions.

Read more here

Politics and FBI snitches make for strange bedfellows. The worse the politics, the higher the snitch’s value. Usually.

The FBI focuses its statistics of effectiveness on power, lies and corruption. And politicians are always generous when it comes to scandal. Some are generous when it comes to being turncoats on their own party members.

Kickbacks. Treachery. Buffoonery. All courtesy of “The Candidate-esque” Senator Scott Beason and his greedy band of legislative brothers, like Rep. Barry Mask-R and former Rep.Terry Spicer-D, currently the Superintendent of Elba Schools, along with a few other assorted elected crooks officials. The bed of lies and payola being uncovered in Montgomery is messier than a two-day old hotel room during spring break, but it’s turning out some interesting couplings in Alabama politics that are sure to result in future check-ins at the Hotel Fed before it’s all done.

A few careers will crackle out and political derailment is all but certain for the main player: Senator Beason, who in his zeal to play an under-handed game of gotcha, wound up twisting in his own cover.

For those lucky enough to live outside of the state of Corruptabubba, the following video is a primer on the background of gambling in Alabama, Bingo Bob, smarmy politicians and the decades-old deceit galore that brings us to the trial now going on in Montgomery.

There are connections to indicted criminals MichaelScanlon, a former Riley press secretary, and Jack Abramoff, Riley *email pal, that are difficult to tune out. In a separate report, from Countdown on MSNBC, Senator John McCain became part of the Abramoff/Riley story with McCain acting as a 'protector' for Mr. Riley and his Abramoff tie. (*2:28 mark video link)

The trial in Montgomery is yanking back the sheets on all the dirty dealings from Goat Hill. Potentially explosive scandals, double-dealing and deceit are all being uncovered through the clandestine wire recordings--making for some 'high value' and intriguing pillow talk via the snitches that got in bed with the feds.

Senator Beason tried to parlay his value as an FBI snitch into something more. 

It was a gamble that didn't pay off.


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14 comments:

  1. Sounds like Florida has become the favored hide out these days.

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  2. He's a liability alright and I don't feel one damn bit sorry for the Ayatollah of the senate! He ran that place like an arrogant dictator demanding his way or the highway! SOB.
    Just stay down in Florida and start and sno-cone stand or something Beason. You're icy enough for it.

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  3. Debate on SB 256, an omnibus immigration bill in the Alabama Senate. Bill sponsor Scott Beason faces off with Minority Leader Roger Bedford over an amendment to exempt churches from legal sanction for transporting undocumented immigrants to "bona fide" religious services.

    Save them souls before you lock them up or deport them!

    beason vs bedford

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  4. He's a legend in his own mind and a Judas in everyone else's. Never trust a snitch.

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  5. He's not racist and doesn't have a clue what all the fuss is about huh?
    He passes a law that is heartless as hell, his construction company is called "Old South", he talks about "emptying the clip" on the immigrant problem when he's in a room of pointy hat wearers, he lives in the almost all white, bible thumping Gardendale.
    All those things can't possibly make his whining "I'm not a racist" believable could they?
    And he's a Benedict Arnold!
    And arrogant!
    And that weird hair just makes me want to clock him.

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  6. As you sow so shall you reap Senator.

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  7. That's not hair. It's an unidentified invasive species.

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  8. "No Ma'am! You are absolutely 100% wrong..."
    Hey Bobbo, come on back up to Bama and face Uncle Miltie and the judge. I bet Mr. Segall could slice and dice you five ways to Sunday. Bet you know it to. That's why you aren't here.

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  9. I love the way he tells the reporter to go back and look at the documented emails and somehow she'll see where she's wrong.
    Who are you going to believe me or your lyin' eyes?
    hahahahahaha!!!!!!

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  10. The statehouse is a nest of vipers that somebody needs to call Billy the Exterminator in on.
    Crooked liar the whole damn lot of them. Especially the righteous republicants!
    New Day my left foot.

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  11. Erect bars around the statehouse and the no ethics commission office. As bad as things have gotten we may as well wall 'em in while we investigate.
    Are you listening Justice Department?

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  12. Annette in AlabamaJuly 15, 2011 at 10:55 AM

    Former Governor(thank goodness he's gone) BS Bob, using all the hand gestures and body language to influence Skylar just tells me he would have flapped his arms like a bird if he thought it would convince her his lies are the truth.

    Bob, you are no where near believable.

    What a loser.

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  13. Annette in AlabamaJuly 15, 2011 at 10:57 AM

    By the way Max, this is an excellent posting. Thank you.

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  14. Beason is done. Or maybe not. Acting corruptly does have a long-standing established reward system in state politics.
    You know what they say about pond scum; it always rises to the top. So does cream, but this ain't cream.

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