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Archive for August 19th, 2009

Poll: 48% of Alabama residents don’t know what “conservative” means.

Posted by ALmod on August 19, 2009

Okay, well not quite, but I had to take a little dig.  Ron Paul is a conservative, and 48% of the state didn’t support Ron Paul.  In fact, they canned him for being against the Iraq War.  I did get a small kick from this quote:

“There’s no doubt the Republican Party is the conservative party, so I think it’s got to be good news for Republicans in Alabama,” said Alabama Republican Party Chairman Mike Hubbard.

Yeah…  Sure you are…  Because  spending that STILL makes Obama’s look like a drop in the bucket by comparison (as long as it’s not a Democrat doing it) is a conservative principle?  Starting wars for no good reason is a conservative principle?  Government agencies spying on the citizenry is a conservative principle?  Throwing out the first ammendment for “free speech zones” is a conservative principle?  Throwing out habeas corpus is a conservative principle?  Big government is a conservative principle?

Good grief, Hubbard!  At least the Democrats are honest about being liberals!


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First Blackledge. Now Stantis.

Posted by ALmod on August 19, 2009

Just as one of our best reporters for The Birmingham News has gone to the greener pastures of the Associated Press, we are now losing a very talented cartoonist to Chicago Tribune.  Just can’t keep ’em in Bama, but I can’t blame them.  Both Blackledge and Stantis were always the kind of quality that deserved to be in bigger newsrooms.  Stantis will be missed, and I hope he keeps up a blog.  I’d like to follow him even after his move.

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