Skip to comments.Radio personalities Russ and Dee Fine reported fired over 'Masonic outing' of Alabama governor
Posted on 09/26/2006 9:35:33 AM PDT by redtetrahedron
Bro. David Cooksey, Grand Secretary of the United Grand Lodge of America, reported just a few moments ago that Russ and Dee Fine, the radio show hosts in Birmingham, Alabama who "outed" Alabama Gov. Bob Riley for being a member of the "white's only" Grand Lodge of Alabama, have been fired, allegedly over the Masonic issue.
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omg. Loved their show.
The Masons/Shriners are a "white's only" organization?
Robert Renfroe Riley was born and raised in the small Clay County town of Ashland, Alabama where his family has lived on ranches and farms for six generations.
After graduating from the University of Alabama at age 20 with a degree in business administration, he returned to his hometown, married his high school sweetheart and started a small business with his brother selling eggs door-to-door. That small, family-owned venture grew to become one of the largest integrated poultry operations in the Southeast.
For 32 years, Riley ran a number of successful businesses including a trucking company, a car dealership, a real estate company, a grocery store and a small pharmacy. Hes also been a cattleman for the last 25 years, having more than 400-head of cattle on his Ashland ranch.
In 1996, when Alabama needed leaders to fundamentally change the course of government in Washington, Bob Riley, a political unknown, answered the call. Riley, then 52, ran a successful Congressional campaign in his first run for state or national office. He became the first Republican Congressman since Reconstruction to be re-elected to Alabamas 3rd District in 1998. By 2000, Rileys popularity swelled and as a result, he garnered nearly 90 percent of the vote and faced no major party opposition.
In Congress, Riley was recognized as a strong conservative and a leader on tax issues, such as eliminating the marriage tax penalty and abolishing the death tax. He also earned a reputation as a cordial negotiator, bringing both Republicans and Democrats together for common national purposes. He also served as Vice Chairman of the influential House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Readiness.
At the outset of his Congressional career, Riley, a strong supporter of term limits, pledged to serve no more than three terms in Washington. Hes keeping his promise and returning to Alabama, ready to take on the challenges of state government. Bob Riley has been very active serving his community as both a Shriner and a Mason. He and his family are members of the First Baptist Church of Ashland, where he taught the men's Sunday School class for a number of years and also served as Chairman of the Churchs Board of Trustees.
Riley is married to the former Patsy Adams, also from Clay County. The Rileys were blessed with four children, Rob, Jenice, Minda and Krisalyn. Jenice, the Rileys' first daughter and the campaign's fundraiser, passed away in August 2001 after inspiring hundreds of people through her courageous fight against cancer. The Rileys are also the proud grandparents of two granddaughters and one grandson.
Information provided by http://www.bobrileyforgovernor.com.
I did too. Imagine my surprise to turn on the radio this morning and hear Lee Davis announce himself as 'the transitional host of the morning show' instead of filling in for Russ and Dee. Lee Davis and the other hosts were apparently told not to even mention their names. Also, every trace of their existence has been removed from the station's web site. However, their site, russanddeeonline.com, still appears to be functional, for now, but it mentions nothing of the firing. I immediately fired off a complaint email to the station and to Crawford Broadcasting.
The congressional Black Caucus is a "BLACKS ONLY" organization. They shouldn't have any problem with this, should they? /semi-sarcasm
The Democrats are getting desperate and this won't work either.
Interesting. Go try to do a search on the entire story...almost no one is carrying this. The LA times is one of the few.
Doesn't surprise me if the station would fire them immedately. There are a long list of things you just can't do on a Bama radio station. Someone out to start up a internet online radio station....Radio BAMa...and just start doing all the things that are forbidden. It'd take out the old stations within a month.
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