Thursday, June 07, 2007
Hell, That's the Most Action We've Seen All Session!!!
Video of the Brawl
The Alabama Senate has been deadlocked all year long...refusing to pass almost any legislation...after voting themselves a 62% pay increase. I worked on the Compassionate Care Act again this year, only to have to do it again next year because of their inaction. It was so boring in Alabama politics this year that even hardcore junkies like me lost interest.
Then, today, on the last day of the "Do Nothing Senate Session", Senator Charles Bishop (R (big surprise huh?) Jasper) punched and knocked down Senator Lowell Barron (D- Fyffe) because he claims Barron called him a son of a bitch.
Hell, that's the most action we've seen all year. What a shame!
Senator Barron denies calling Bishop a son of a bitch or that he did anyting provocative. If he did it then he is wrong as well...but, not so wrong that he deserved to be punched and knocked down. You know....sticks and stones and all that.
I have to say that Senator Bishop is a son of a bitch (at the very least) in my book. He is racist, has reputed ties to the klan, and is what I consider a complete embarassment to the state of Alabama. The next time I am in within earshot of him I plan to call him a SON OF A BITCH to see if he will take a swing at me. I'll also ask him if he has stopped beating his wife yet.
It's people like Senator Bishop, who I am sure all the voters who voted for him expected to act like an adult, that make people and foreign investors write Alabama off as a redneck backwater.
What a way to show leadership.
I hope that Barron presses criminal charges. After all, they pass the laws that put regular people in jail for assault.