Even With #ALpolitics @ALGOP & @GovernorBentley’s Iron-Fisted Control, Alabama STILL Thanks God for Mississippi
Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Fraud, waste, and abuse are rampant in Sweet Home, and it’s KILLING the state.
Cronyism and corruption remains alive and well, despite claims to the contrary as asserted by the GOP, which now rules Alabama with an Iron Fist.
If it could be said that states have personalities, Alabama’s would be bipolar, and schizophrenic. Reeling from fear – though they deny it – they continue to perpetuate and indeed, cultivate the very worst of the very worst in human behavior.
It’s not that Alabama or its people are bad, it’s that fear rules their hearts, and fearing that want and poverty will overtake them (ALERT! It already has.), they continue to elect those who pander to their fears. As a result, they get what they deserve.
It’s HIGH TIME – as was said in the Star Trek television series – “to BOLDLY go where no man has gone before!”
No one praises cowards, or cowardice. And yet, so many praise Alabama’s politicians, who are veritable Cowardly Lions.
Alabama has had – and continues to have – wonderful people with equally wonderful ideas. Take the Alabama Reading Initiative as a case in point. It was adopted by many other states after it was conclusively demonstrated to RAISE the reading level (and therefore intelligence) of young school-aged children. However, as is par for the Alabama course, the state’s politicians cut off funding for it, and wonder why the illiteracy, poverty, and drop-out rate is among the highest in the nation.
Stupid is as stupid does.
It’s true what Washington Post writer Michael Weisskopf wrote in 1993 of the so-called evangelicals (followers of Pat Robertson and Jerry Falwell whom largely populate the Southern states) – that they are
“largely poor, uneducated, and easy to command.”
• A nearly 20% poverty rate [18.6% Below Poverty Rate 2009-2013, United States Census Bureau],
• One of the lowest rates of higher education in the nation [22.6% – United States Census Bureau, 2014 estimates]
• Lowest wages [Annual Mean Wage of $41,260 May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates
Alabama, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics],
NO ONE can prove him wrong.
They only got mad because he told the truth.
Sadly, they didn’t get mad enough to change… lazy, self-content bastards that they are.