Wednesday, January 23, 2013

RedEye Around the Web

Alabama Congress Critter Mo Brooks (r. 05) made Alabama proud on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC last night.  NOT.  Mo announced he was not going to vote to temporarily extend the debt limit.  Oh well, at least Mo didn't call the President a Socialist/ Kenyan/ Muslim, or threaten to do anything short of shooting illegals

Can you say school officials who are stuck on stupid?   
 HARTSELLE, Alabama - A local mother of an elementary student has started a petition against a proposal to have a live-shooter drill at F.E. Burleson Elementary School.
In her plea for signatures the mother writes;  "This type of drill, where a pretend gunman comes into the school with a fake gun, is mentally detrimental to elementary-aged school children. I believe a lockdown of the school is sufficient enough. No child deserves to be involved in a situation where someone is even pretending to threaten their lives."
Amen and Amen.

Meanwhile former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman (D.) has served 400 days in prison for a crime that is not a crime.  Per Dana Siegelman
He is strong; he is charismatic; he is positive, but he is extremely disappointed. It is not the separation, which hurts him, for he is closer to his family than ever. It is not the lack of freedom, which causes him grief, for he cherishes the time he has to work on his book, coach the young men around him, read, and grow spiritually. He is not crippled by the fact that he has spent more than a year in prison, he is burdened by the greater injustice that surrounds him - the use of the justice system as a political weapon, concealed, quiet, and effective. He wants change.

What's that you say?  Recent elections show a strong link between racism and political preference?  I'm shocked!  Shocked I tell you.  NOT.
 “The election of the country’s first black president had the ironic upshot of opening the door for old-fashioned racism to influence partisan preferences after it was long thought to be a spent force in American politics",
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