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  • Cash has too many strings, Riley says [Bob Riley] [Ala.] [rejects porkulus unfunded mandates]

    02/24/2009 7:06:19 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies · 1,805+ views
    GOP governors turn down $66M in aid for jobless. MONTGOMERY - Despite Alabama's rising jobless rate, Gov. Bob Riley on Monday rejected $66 million in the federal economic stimulus funds earmarked to help states fund unemployment benefits. Riley made the announcement after returning from a National Governors Association meeting in Washington, where he and other governors met with President Barack Obama Sunday night. An influential legislator accused Riley of playing politics, along with other Republican governors in the South. But Riley said the stimulus law requires states to change their laws to expand jobless benefits to those who don't normally...
  • Gov. Riley (Alabama) declares state of emergency over possible fuel shortages

    09/12/2008 3:20:43 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 34 replies · 897+ views
    Governor Bob Riley has declared a state of emergency in Alabama, saying he has gotten information from the federal Department of Energy that energy shortages are likely because of Hurricane Ike. A state law that prohibits "unconscionable pricing" of items for sale or rent goes into effect when the governor has declared a state of emergency. Riley's declaration this afternoon says that "disruption of essential utility services, systems and severe energy shortages will likely occur." Earlier today, the governor's office issued a statement saying Riley had limited authority to declare an emergency. State law does not allow the governor to...
  • A Conspiracy So Lunatic...(Only 60 Minutes Could Fall for It)

    05/19/2008 4:50:54 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 13 replies · 231+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 26, 2008 | John H. Hinderaker
    Jill Simpson is an unusual woman. A lawyer, she has scratched out an uncertain living in DeKalb County, Alabama. Fellow DeKalb County lawyers describe her as "a very strange person" who "lives in her own world." The daughter of rabid Democrats, she has rarely if ever been known to participate in politics as even a low-level volunteer. Yet today, she is a minor celebrity who is unvaryingly described in the press as a "Republican operative." Those who know her in DeKalb County scoff at the idea that she is a Republican at all. Recently, Simpson's house and law office were...
  • Huckabee offers appeal to American Dream (w/ Duncan Hunter, Bob Riley)

    01/28/2008 9:29:10 PM PST · by unspun · 55 replies · 236+ views
    Montgomery Advertiser ^ | 1/28/2008 | Jamon Smith
    BIRMINGHAM | More than 2,000 people gathered at Samford University's Jane Hollock Brock Hall on Saturday afternoon to hear the 44th governor of Arkansas, Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, speak about why he should be the 44th president of the United States. (Video at bottom of story) 'I still believe that this is a country that's an amazing place to live, and I'll tell you why,' Huckabee said to a large crowd in Brock Hall's main auditorium while about another 1,000 people listened to his speech over a speaker system in an overflow room. 'We can still dream our dreams...
  • Remarks By The President At Bob Riley For Governor Luncheon

    09/28/2006 4:32:34 PM PDT · by ConservativeStLouisGuy · 5 replies · 583+ views
    White House Website ^ | 9-28-06 | President George W. Bush
    THE PRESIDENT: Thanks for coming. It is a joy to be back in Alabama. And I appreciate your warm welcome. I am proud to stand with one of the nation's finest governors, and ask for your help in reelecting Bob Riley as Governor of Alabama. (Applause.) He deserves to be reelected because he's got a record he can run on. He has made you proud. He listens to the people. He shares your values for the good of Alabama and for the good of all citizens, regardless of their political party. Bob Riley needs to be reelected as your governor....
  • Poll: Riley starts with big lead

    06/18/2006 9:52:40 AM PDT · by AzaleaCity5691 · 2 replies · 995+ views
    The Mobile Press-Register ^ | 6/18/2006 | Bill Barrow
    Poll: Riley starts with big lead Capital Bureau Sunday, June 18, 2006 By BILL BARROW MONTGOMERY -- Gov. Bob Riley is beginning his general election campaign for a second term with a 2-to-1 lead over Lt. Gov. Lucy Baxley, according to the results of a new statewide survey. The Press-Register/University of South Alabama poll found that Riley, the Republican nominee, was the choice of 53 percent of those polled, while Baxley, the Democratic challenger, garnered 25 percent support. The remaining 22 percent were undecided. Riley's lead in the poll came in part from tangible support among unlikely sources: black voters...

    06/06/2006 5:55:40 PM PDT · by commish · 16 replies · 1,571+ views
    Alabama 2006-06-07 00:46:53 GMT (i) = incumbent = winner = runoff Governor - - Dem Primary 197 of 3240 Precincts Reporting - 6.08% Max Runoff Cands=2 Name Party Votes Pct Baxley, Lucy Dem 15,122 53.46 Siegelman, Don Dem 12,632 44.66 Mack, Katherine Dem 132 .47 Copeland, Joe Dem 124 .44 Mathis, Nathan Dem 124 .44 Potts, James Dem 81 .29 Lyon, Harry Dem 69 .24 Governor - - GOP Primary 197 of 3240 Precincts Reporting - 6.08% Name Party Votes Pct Riley, Bob (i) GOP 26,457 69.55 Moore, Roy GOP 11,581 30.45 Lieutenant Governor - - GOP Primary 105...
  • Governor's Race leads hefty primary ballots (Alabama)

    06/06/2006 10:23:13 AM PDT · by AzaleaCity5691 · 5 replies · 593+ views
    The Mobile Press-Register ^ | 6/6/06 | Bill Barrow
    Governor's races lead hefty primary ballots Hard-fought campaigns in hands of voters now Tuesday, June 06, 2006 By BILL BARROW Capital Bureau MONTGOMERY -- It's Alabama politics' version of the Final Four. The top contenders for Alabama governor made their last pitches to the electorate Monday, setting up today's primary contests, which will likely determine who will advance to the general election in November. Gov. Bob Riley, his Republican challenger Roy Moore and Democratic Lt. Gov. Lucy Baxley each took to the air, with fly-arounds that allowed them to touch down in every corner of the state, including Mobile. Baxley's...
  • Down to the wire: Candidates make final push

    06/04/2006 2:18:20 PM PDT · by AzaleaCity5691 · 4 replies · 411+ views
    The Mobile Press-Register ^ | 6/4/2006 | Bill Barrow
    Down to the wire: Candidates make final push Sunday, June 04, 2006 By BILL BARROW Capital Bureau MONTGOMERY -- The four leading candidates for Alabama governor are all on the road this weekend, scrambling to make last-minute pitches for votes in Tuesday's party primaries that most forecasters say will come down to a simple function of turnout. It's an axiom political strategists use often, because it's true to the point of being elementary: The candidate who gets the best effort and the most votes out of his or her core supporters usually wins. Yet with two contested primaries this year,...
  • Riley builds big lead over (Roy) Moore

    04/16/2006 6:12:24 AM PDT · by AzaleaCity5691 · 30 replies · 599+ views
    Mobile Press-Register ^ | 4/16/06 | Bill Barrow
    Poll: Riley builds big lead over Moore Sunday, April 16, 2006 By BILL BARROW Capital Bureau MONTGOMERY -- Gov. Bob Riley has stormed to a 44-point lead over challenger Roy Moore in the battle for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, according to a new statewide survey. The Press-Register/University of South Alabama poll showed Riley with 64 percent support of self-identified Republican primary voters. Moore, the ousted Alabama Supreme Court chief justice, had 20 percent. The findings indicate that the Republican contest is becoming a cakewalk for the incumbent with seven weeks left until the June 6 vote. "These poll results suggest...
  • Alabama Gov. Riley asks voters to press for tax- cut plan

    03/10/2006 8:27:00 AM PST · by Crackingham · 17 replies · 637+ views
    Birmingham News ^ | 3/10/6 | Charles J. Dean
    Gov. Bob Riley visited five north Alabama cities Thursday urging voters to pressure their legislators to approve his plan to cut their state income taxes. Touring on a chartered bus dubbed the "tax-cut express," Riley in all five stops told the crowds the plan he and most Republican and black Democratic lawmakers have agreed on will help almost all taxpayers, especially poor and working-class families, while doing nothing to harm the funding of state schools. "We have the most immoral tax system in the nation," Riley said. "The system requires a family to begin paying taxes if they make just...
  • Barry Mask Wins District 31 House Seat (Alabama - Rep takeover)

    03/01/2006 11:59:43 AM PST · by commish · 13 replies · 499+ views
    WSFA-TV Montgomery, AL ^ | Mar 1, 2006 | WSFA Staff Report
    When the votes were counted in the House District 31 special election Tuesday night, it wasn't even close. Republican Barry Mask was the winner by far. Mask took 4,269 votes compared to democrat Bobby Payne's 2,981 votes. That's 59% to 41%. In the portion of Coosa County that falls in the 31st district, Payne beat Mask with 67% of the vote. But in Elmore County, Mask won the county by 69%. Payne is longtime mayor of Tallasee, which is part of Elmore County. When Barry Mask walked into the Elmore County courthouse his supporters went wild. And they stayed excited...
  • Baxley running for Governor

    01/05/2006 7:20:14 AM PST · by AzaleaCity5691 · 20 replies · 678+ views
    The Mobile Register ^ | January 5, 2006 | Bill Barrow
    Baxley running for governor Thursday, January 05, 2006 By BILL BARROW Capital Bureau MONTGOMERY -- Pointing to her rural upbringing, Christian faith, life as a single parent and nearly four decades as a public employee, businesswoman and elected official, Lt. Gov. Lucy Baxley on Wednesday announced her bid for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. "This state is made up of everyday people whose families work hard to provide the necessities of life, who try to afford health care and who try to protect their children from the evils of society," Baxley told about 300 campaign workers and supporters gathered in a...
  • Cast of characters enlivens Alabama governor's race

    12/27/2005 4:11:03 PM PST · by Aussie Dasher · 16 replies · 659+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 28 December 2005
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- The cast: A Republican incumbent who alienated his base with a proposal to raise taxes. A chief justice who lost his job over his Ten Commandments stand. A former governor under indictment. A lieutenant governor who helped her ex-husband run for governor. The show: Alabama's gubernatorial primaries of 2006. In a state where George C. Wallace and James E. "Big Jim" Folsom made races for governor a must-watch event on the political stage, the current campaigns may be every bit as memorable. On the Republican side, ousted Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, the Ten Commandments defender,...
  • Riley says (Roy) Moore sought protection for monument.

    12/21/2005 10:23:14 AM PST · by AzaleaCity5691 · 149 replies · 1,830+ views
    The Mobile Register ^ | December 21, 2005 | Bill Barrow
    Riley says Moore sought protection for monument Wednesday, December 21, 2005 By BILL BARROW Capital Bureau MONTGOMERY -- During the peak of public protests over removal of the Ten Commandments from the Alabama Judicial Building, state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore sent an emissary who asked Gov. Bob Riley to call out Alabama National Guard troops to protect the 5,280-pound rock, according to the governor. "That's where Roy and I parted ways," Riley told the Mobile Register of his chief opponent in the upcoming 2006 Republican primary for governor. Former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Terry Butts, who came to...
  • (Roy) Moore's wife seeks donations in letter

    12/20/2005 1:59:32 PM PST · by AzaleaCity5691 · 4 replies · 956+ views
    The Birmingham News ^ | 12/20/2005 | Kim Chandler
    Moore's wife seeks donations in letter Would help him become a `spokesperson for Christian conservatism' Tuesday, December 20, 2005 KIM CHANDLER News staff writer MONTGOMERY - The wife of Republican candidate for governor Roy Moore is asking supporters for a Christmas campaign gift to help her husband become a "national spokesperson for Christian conservatism." Kayla Moore wrote in an e-mail that Christmas was an appropriate time to begin their campaign "to return morality to our country and God to our public square." Her husband is opposed by people who want to promote gay marriage and "remove Christ from Christmas," she...
  • Black GOP caucus hears from Riley, Sessions [AL]

    12/04/2005 10:03:24 PM PST · by ncountylee · 7 replies · 455+ views
    AP via WPMI ^ | 12/4/2005
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Gov. Bob Riley told a group of black Republicans that conservative social principles and economic opportunity would draw minority voters. "There are so many things about the Republican Party that naturally fit into the minority community," Riley said Saturday, addressing about 100 people, four-fifths of them black, at an economic affairs summit of the Alabama Republican Council. He said there is "not a place in Alabama you'll feel more at home, if you believe in entrepreneurship, than in the Republican Party." Blacks in Alabama make up more than a quarter of the state's 4.5 million people...
  • Sen. Smith may seek Republican nomination

    11/04/2005 3:43:34 PM PST · by charrisGOP · 2 replies · 563+ views
    Birmingham News ^ | November 04, 2005 | Thomas Spencer
    A little-known state senator from Slocomb is moving toward a race for the 2006 Republican nomination for governor, entering a field that includes Gov. Bob Riley and Roy Moore. Though she has said only that she is considering running, Harri Anne Smith, 43, has created a campaign committee and cashed the check on a major donation from Mignon C. Smith, 74-year-old Avondale Mills heiress and longtime Republican Party promoter. Wallace Malone, the longtime CEO of SouthTrust, has a long-standing relationship with Sen. Smith. John Grenier, another prominent Republican, has sent out letters advising donors that she would be calling. And...
  • An Election for Every American {Moore, Alabama, 2006}

    10/14/2005 6:20:26 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 7 replies · 456+ views ^ | 10-14-05 | Farah, Joseph
    An election for every American -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Posted: October 14, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 Just because there is no 2008 presidential candidate you're excited about, doesn't mean you can't be involved in politics. Just because there is no congressional candidate you can support in 2006, doesn't mean you can't be involved in politics. Just because there are so few righteous men and women running for office in America today, doesn't mean you are supposed to sit at home and drop out. In fact, it's more important than ever that Americans who revere the Constitution and who understand the...
  • Poll indicates Gov. Riley is well ahead of Roy Moore in Alabama GOP primary

    10/09/2005 9:30:58 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 6 replies · 547+ views
    Mobile Register ^ | 10/9/5 | Bill Barrow
    Gov. Bob Riley, who on Saturday announced his bid for a second term, holds a 19-point lead over ousted Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore among likely voters in the 2006 Republican gubernatorial primary, the results of a new statewide survey suggest. The Mobile Register-University of South Alabama poll showed Riley with 44 percent and Moore with 25 percent. The remainder were undecided. The results mark a dramatic turnaround from January, when a similar Register-USA poll found Moore leading the governor 43-35 in a hypothetical GOP contest. The findings also defy what was once the prevailing political wisdom in Alabama:...
  • Classic GOP battle brewing in Alabama (Roy Moore to announce run for governor today)

    10/03/2005 1:03:30 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 46 replies · 1,255+ views
    AP ^ | 10/3/05 | Phillip Rawls
    The Republican race for Alabama governor will take shape in the coming week, with ousted state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore and incumbent Gov. Bob Riley expected to announce their candidacies and set up a classic battle between the GOP's two cornerstones: religious conservatives and business groups. Moore has scheduled an announcement about his gubernatorial plans today in his hometown of Gadsden. Riley is having a 61st birthday party Saturday in Birmingham, where many of his supporters expect him to kick off a re-election campaign. For months, Moore has been saying that he was praying about whether to run...
  • Sen. Harri Anne Smith considers run for governor [Alabama]

    08/30/2005 4:46:13 PM PDT · by BamaGOP · 15 replies · 474+ views
    Tuscaloosa News ^ | August 28. 2005 | PHILLIP RAWLS
    Democratic Lt. Gov. Lucy Baxley may not be the only woman running for governor next year. Republican state Sen. Harri Anne Smith says she's seriously considering entering the race. "Over the next couple of months, I'll be traveling the state and meeting with party people and people in the community," she said. Smith, R-Slocomb, said she is so serious that she has had polling done, and she expects to make a decision before the end of the year. No Republican has officially announced yet for the 2006 governor's race, but Gov. Bob Riley and former Chief Justice Roy Moore are...
  • WSJ: The Realtor Racket - The victims are middle-income home buyers and sellers.

    08/12/2005 5:36:12 AM PDT · by OESY · 52 replies · 2,949+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 12, 2005 | Editorial
    ...[I]n almost every other consumer industry-- booksellers, retailers, home appliances, insurance, banking, stock brokers-- the introduction of Internet and discount sellers has been a phenomenal financial benefit to customers.... Economists call this process of squeezing out transaction costs "disintermediation." If any industry is ripe for this, it is the $70 billion-a-year real estate brokerage market. Yes, fees have fallen modestly to about 5.1% on average in recent years. But a new study... concludes that in an unimpeded free market, fees should be dropping much faster -- particularly amid a real estate boom that has doubled home values over the past...
  • Order to evacuate entire county (during Hurricane Dennis) went against (federal) advice

    07/24/2005 8:35:14 PM PDT · by AzaleaCity5691 · 6 replies · 541+ views
    The Mobile Register ^ | 7/24/05 | Jeff Amy and Bill Finch
    Order to evacuate entire county went against advice Sunday, July 24, 2005 By JEFF AMY and BILL FINCH Staff Reporters By calling for all of Mobile County to flee during Hurricane Dennis, local officials went against the prevailing wisdom of hurricane planners nationwide and disregarded federally sponsored evacuation guidance adopted by county emergency management officials five years ago. "Run from the water, hide from the wind," is the phrase long used by the National Hurricane Center to sum up its advice on evacuations. That means people who live in areas that might be flooded by storm surge should get out,...
  • Siegelman Calls for Tougher Sex Offender Penalties

    07/23/2005 8:24:13 AM PDT · by AzaleaCity5691 · 10 replies · 412+ views
    The Mobile Register ^ | 7/23/2005 | Nadia Mohandessi
    Siegelman calls for tougher sex offender penalties Saturday, July 23, 2005 By NADIA MOHANDESSI Staff Reporter Former Gov. Don Siegelman called for the Alabama Legislature to toughen a sexual offender bill Friday afternoon and include mandatory castration and the death penalty for persons convicted of violent sex crimes against children under 12. "An ankle bracelet is not going to stay on if a sexual predator wants it off," Siegelman said. "The Legislature has got to get serious about protecting Alabama's children or go home." Many observers expect Siegelman to announce his intention to run for governor again, though no official...
  • Justice Champ Lyons to seek second six year term (he voted to removed Roy Moore)

    07/20/2005 12:37:45 PM PDT · by AzaleaCity5691 · 38 replies · 646+ views
    Mobile Register ^ | 7/8/05 | Bill Barrow
    Justice Champ Lyons to seek second six-year term Lyons voted to comply with order to remove Ten Commandments monument Friday, July 08, 2005 By BILL BARROW Capital Bureau MONTGOMERY -- Alabama Supreme Court Associate Justice Champ Lyons has announced that he will seek another term on the state's highest appellate court, potentially providing another measure of ousted Chief Justice Roy Moore's electoral influence over the court he once led. A seven-year veteran of the all-Republican court, Lyons will run for his second six-year term in 2006. The longtime Montgomery and Mobile attorney-turned-jurist has served on the nine-member panel since his...
  • Former Rep. Nathan Mathis to run for Governor (of an Independent)

    06/22/2005 12:16:59 PM PDT · by AzaleaCity5691 · 62 replies · 1,306+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 6/21/2005 | Phillip Rawls
    Former Rep. Nathan Mathis to run for governor 6/21/2005, 6:06 p.m. CT By PHILLIP RAWLS The Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former state Rep. Nathan Mathis announced Tuesday he will run for governor on a gambling platform. And he is doing it by taking a gamble that has traditionally been a loser for Alabama politicians — running as an independent. If elected, Mathis said he will try to bring casinos to Alabama and would tax them to help fund health care, prisons and state troopers. Mathis, who served three terms in the Alabama House as a Democrat from Newton,...
  • Riley v Moore Showdown

    06/06/2005 2:32:43 PM PDT · by AzaleaCity5691 · 123 replies · 2,434+ views
    The Andalusia Star ^ | 5/29/2005 | Steve Flowers
    Riley vs. Moore showdown By Steve Flowers As mentioned last week, two Democrats, Don Siegelman and Lucy Baxley, have geared up for the 2006 Governor's Race. They will fight it out in the June Democratic Primary to face the nominee of the surging Republican Party. The two expected face cards in the Republican Primary will be the ousted Chief Justice Roy Moore and Gov. Bob Riley. Although Gov. Riley has not shown his hand as of yet, it is expected that Riley will run but it is not certain. The growth of the Republican Party and the perceived weakness of...
  • Riley: Bush Re-Election Will Change Court

    08/22/2004 3:55:35 PM PDT · by demlosers · 34 replies · 1,658+ views
    The State ^ | Sun, Aug. 22, 2004
    Associated Press WASHINGTON - Alabama Gov. Bob Riley told a Republican breakfast that President Bush's re-election will change the U.S. Supreme Court, described by the governor as "very liberal." Riley joined GOP activists Saturday in Florence, Ala. for a breakfast held by a group called the Shoals Concerned Conservatives. About 350 people attended. Riley said because the next president could appoint up to three Supreme Court justices, the coming years could be a turning point for the Republican Party if Bush is re-elected. "This is the greatest opportunity we will have to return to the value set that makes us...
  • History Director Resigns!

    08/21/2004 5:24:38 PM PDT · by DixieOklahoma · 18 replies · 863+ views
    Capital Bureau ^ | BILL BARROW
    Saturday, August 21, 2004 By BILL BARROW Capital Bureau MONTGOMERY -- Lee Warner resigned Friday as executive director of the Alabama Historical Commission, citing increasing differences with members of the board that controlled his job as the reason to end a tenure marked by ambitious expansion plans and public disputes with Confederate heritage groups. Warner, speaking with the Mobile Register in his Montgomery residence Friday afternoon, said his dealings with the 21-member commission had grown increasingly difficult since Gov. Bob Riley took office in 2003. Riley, by virtue of his office, chairs the board and has appointed eight members. Warner...
  • Alabama Now Has a Republican Governor? (He's acting like a Democrat)

    05/18/2004 9:11:45 PM PDT · by Cedar · 5 replies · 177+ views
    Alabama Now Has a Republican Governor? By Hugh McInnish In the last election we Republicans worked very hard, and in a last-minute cliffhanger ousted the left-wing Democrat Governor Don Siegelman in favor of our man Bob Riley. Oh, joy, joy, joy! No more demands for tax increases, no more swelling of the government bureaucracy, no more domination of state politics by the teachers union, no more numbskull proposals to wrest children from their families at a tender age and place them in government schools. Alas! Once again it has been proven that only witches can foresee the future. Birnam Wood,...
  • Rift between [Alabama Gov.] Riley, GOP over taxes not healing

    01/08/2004 9:58:34 AM PST · by TheBigB · 3 replies · 159+ views
    Hunutsville Times ^ | 1/8/04 | ANTHONY McCARTNEY
    MONTGOMERY - Months after the defeat of Gov. Bob Riley's Amendment One tax plan, the state's Republican party is still dealing with the fallout. Riley, a Republican, and party Chairman Marty Connors haven't spoken since Sept. 9. While both say they're ready to move on, many Republicans are waiting to see what the governor proposes during the legislative session that begins next month, and how GOP lawmakers react. Many believe nothing short of the party's future in 2006 is at stake. The governor doesn't believe Amendment One hurt the state party, and defenders say they're not worried about '06. "If...
  • What Would Jesus Tax?

    09/30/2003 7:58:18 AM PDT · by EsclavoDeCristo · 29 replies · 3,139+ views
    Break Point ^ | September 29, 2003 | Leslie Carbone
    What Would Jesus Tax? Alabama's 'Tax and Accountability' Plan Defeated By Leslie Carbone September 29, 2003 “I’ve spent a lot of time reading the New Testament,” says Alabama’s Republican governor Bob Riley, “and it has three philosophies: Love God, love each other, and take care of the least among you. It is immoral to charge somebody making $5,000 a year an income tax.” Fair enough—but Riley, who hosts Bible classes at the state capitol in Montgomery, tried recently to do much more than cut the state’s income tax on low-income Alabamans. Riley broke a campaign promise to promote a “tax...
  • The Lesser of Two Evils Is No Longer Lesser (Sellout of Republicans)

    09/12/2003 7:18:44 AM PDT · by truthandlife · 22 replies · 253+ views
    Covenant News ^ | 9/12/03 | Chuck Baldwin
    Those who believe electing Republicans is going to make a significant difference in the direction of the country need to open their eyes to what Republicans are actually doing. Consider the courageous stand of Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore to resist a tyrannical and unconstitutional order from a federal judge to remove a monument of the Ten Commandments from the Alabama Judicial Building. Instead of supporting the brave Chief Justice, Republican leaders in his state betrayed Roy Moore, ignored the U.S. and Alabama constitutions, and threw their support behind the federal judge. It was a Republican governor and...
  • Voters to AL Governor Riley: Take a Hike

    09/10/2003 7:10:47 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 4 replies · 291+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 09-10-03 | Freddoso, David
    Voters To Governor: Take a Hike by David Freddoso Posted Sep 10, 2003 By an enormous 34 point margin, Alabama voters yesterday soundly rejected Gov. Bob Riley's (R.) referendum to hike state taxes by $1.2 billion. The tax plan, which fell in a 67% to 33% vote, would have raised income and property taxes in order to further skew the state's tax burden onto higher earners. By further misallocating Alabamans' private capital and tying it up in the public treasury, the tax hike would have decreased economic activity and eliminated jobs throughout the state. Had the referendum succeeded, it would...
  • Alabama Tax Vote Today

    09/09/2003 6:47:05 AM PDT · by NYC Republican · 84 replies · 383+ views ^ | 9/9/03 |
    Alabamians go to the poll today to vote on a $1.2 billion tax hike. Call me crazy, but I don't think it'll pass. And Governor Bob Riley should be seriously worried about his political career. If Chief Justice Roy "Ten Commandments" Moore gets into the GOP gubernatorial primaries in 2006... These days only Republican governors raise taxes. There was Don Sundquist in Tennessee, who ruined his legacy with a disastrous attempt to impose a state income tax. Then Nevada Governor Kenny Guinn got the state Supreme Court to override the state's constitution and impose a tax hike. And now Governor...
  • Ala. Governor Unveils Commandments Plaque

    09/09/2003 1:41:15 PM PDT · by hoosierskypilot · 39 replies · 454+ views
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Gov. Bob Riley opened an exhibit at the Capitol on Tuesday that included a small plaque of the Ten Commandments, keeping a promise to supporters of a massive granite monument removed by court order from the state judicial building. The plaque was given to Riley by supporters of the 2 1/2-ton Ten Commandments monument. "Just as the Ten Commandments are exhibited in similar displays in the U.S. Supreme Court and in our nation's Capitol building, I feel it is important to display them in our Capitol, as well," the Republican said in a statement. Riley and Alabama's...
  • 'Too Damn Stupid': Alabamians seem to be a lot smarter than their governor

    08/27/2003 9:04:48 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 10 replies · 190+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 08/28/03 | John Fund
    <p>Alabama Gov. Bob Riley should worry more about the supporters of his $1.2 billion tax increase than his opponents. The massive tax increase--twice the state's budget deficit--faces voters on Sept. 9. And polls show that it will be voted down.</p>
  • Kendall Coffey, Former U.S. Attorney declares "Supreme Court" is. . . .

    08/27/2003 7:22:26 AM PDT · by MacysMiMi · 12 replies · 183+ views
    Alabama Gov. Bob Riley will be a guest on the Rick and Bubba radio show (Birmimgham, Alabama) today 08/27/03, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. CST. The toll-free number is 1-877-932-3244.
  • Republican Governor Riley Has Converted to the Creed of Government Greed

    08/25/2003 5:02:24 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 43 replies · 359+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | 08-25-03 | Moore, Stephen, Club for Growth
    Republican Governor Has Converted to the Creed of Government Greed Does the Bible Demand Higher Taxes in Alabama? by Stephen Moore Posted Aug 25, 2003 You may be following the political hullabaloo in Alabama, where the new Republican governor wants to pass the biggest tax increase in the state’s history and says he has a highly influential advocate supporting him: God. Gov. Bob Riley says that it is his "Christian duty" to raise taxes—by 22%—in order to fund vital government services to help the poor. "Jesus says one of our missions is to take care of the least among us,"...
  • Conservatives, Christians Battle Alabama Governor on Tax Hike

    08/22/2003 11:25:53 AM PDT · by ConservativeMajority · 6 replies · 346+ views
    Talon News ^ | August 22, 2003 | Jeff Gannon
    (Talon News) -- Republican Alabama Gov. Bob Riley stirred up controversy last month when he told voters that it is their "Christian duty" to support his $1.2 billion tax increase. Riley's tax package, aimed at erasing budget deficits and reforming an antiquated tax structure, will be decided in a September 9 referendum. Riley, a Southern Baptist who took office in January said, "According to our Christian ethics, we're supposed to love God, love each other, and help take care of the poor." The governor has been unable to enlist the support of Alabama's Christian Coalition, which is leading opposition to...
  • Moore Vows to Continue Fight for Ten Commandments

    08/21/2003 4:38:28 PM PDT · by Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS · 85 replies · 591+ views ^ | August 21, 2003 | Robert B. Bluey
    Chief Justice Roy S. Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court refused to back down from his defense of a Ten Commandments display Thursday despite a decision by his eight judicial colleagues to move the 2.5-ton monument."The fight to defend our constitutional rights to acknowledge God must and will continue," Moore told a crowd of supporters. "Very soon, we will file a petition for writ of certiorari before the United States Supreme Court to resolve clearly our inalienable rights to acknowledge God under the First Amendment." Earlier Thursday, the eight associate justices of the Alabama Supreme Court voted to have the...
  • Chuck Baldwin: "Showdown in Montgomery" Critical to Freedom

    08/22/2003 1:50:02 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 43 replies · 251+ views
    Chuck Baldwin Ministries ^ | 08-22-03 | Baldwin, Chuck
    Showdown in Montgomery By Chuck Baldwin Food For Thought From The Chuck Wagon August 22, 2003 I was privileged to be in attendance at a rally in front of the Alabama Supreme Court building Wednesday evening where hundreds of concerned citizens had gathered to express their support for Judge Roy Moore's decision to ignore a federal judge's order to remove a display of the Ten Commandments from the building. Speakers included Alan Keyes, Rick Scarborough, and Patrick Mahoney. This case is just now beginning to draw media attention and, unfortunately, has yet to draw the attention and, yes, outrage, of...
  • Statement of Gov. Bob Riley (regarding the Ten Commandments Monument)

    08/21/2003 12:02:08 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 20 replies · 199+ views
    CNS ^ | 08/21/03
    By Bob Information ServicesAugust 21, 2003 (Editor's Note: The following is a statement from Gov. Bob Riley regarding the Ten Commandments Monument.) August 21, 2003 "Today is a sad day in Alabama. Because of a series of what I believe to be erroneous federal court rulings, theTen Commandments monument has been ordered removed from the Alabama Judicial Building. Although I fundamentally disagree with what the federal courts have ordered, the State Supreme Court was correct in unanimously voting to uphold the rule of law. Because we are a society of laws, the Alabama Supreme Court has a duty to...
  • Would Jesus want government to raise your taxes?

    08/19/2003 3:56:45 AM PDT · by RJCogburn · 30 replies · 385+ views
    The Union Leader, Manchester, NH ^ | 8/19/03 | Stephen Moore
    YOU MAY BE following the political hullabaloo in Alabama where the new Republican governor wants to pass the biggest tax increase in the state’ s history and says he has a highly influential advocate supporting him: God. Gov. Bob Riley says that it is his “Christian duty” to raise taxes (by 22 percent) in order to fund vital government services to help the poor. “Jesus says one of our missions is to take care of the least among us,” says Riley. “We’ve got to take care of the poor.” Fine, but that begs the question of whether raising taxes is...
  • Robbing Peter to please Jesus

    08/18/2003 11:46:47 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 19 replies · 358+ views ^ | Saturday, August 16, 2003 | Kyle Williams
    Socialism is a danger that can destroy entire governments. It's the wrong solution to policy problems because it's not economically feasible. It's also the wrong solution because it is very much immoral. What? Didn't Jesus teach about the importance of helping others? Absolutely, but the real question is: Do the ends justify the means. Does one good deed balance out another sin? No way. This is an issue Alabama is currently facing. A controversial proposal by Gov. Bob Riley would, if passed, be the largest tax increase in Alabama history. But the more controversial thing is that he is calling...
  • Alabama Tied in Knots by Tax Vote

    08/16/2003 8:15:12 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 94 replies · 195+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 08/17/03 | Dale Russakoff
    PELHAM, Ala. -- Amid suburban sprawl that has obliterated farms and timber stands and even a hideout where the Ku Klux Klan plotted the infamous Birmingham church bombing, Alabama Republican Party chairman Marty Connors paused on a recent day over hash browns and eggs in a local Cracker Barrel, struggling to make sense of the latest turn in Alabama politics. "We've got a conservative, evangelical Christian,Republican governor," he said, enunciating each word as if to get his head around the details, "trying to get a massive turnout of black voters to pass a tax increase so he can raise taxes...
  • Statement by Gov. Bob Riley on the Ten Commandments monument

    08/15/2003 8:52:38 AM PDT · by Vindiciae Contra TyrannoSCOTUS · 9 replies · 186+ views
    Governor's Press Office - State Capitol ^ | August 14, 2003 | Gov. Bob Riley
    "I have a deep and abiding belief that there is nothing wrong or unconstitutional about the public display of the Ten Commandments and disagree with the court’s mandate to remove them. The fact that the Ten Commandments are chiseled into the wall of the U.S. Supreme Court, yet, according to this ruling, cannot be displayed in the Alabama Supreme Court is a direct constitutional contradiction. It is a sad commentary on the current culture when the Ten Commandments cannot be displayed in public and, at the same time, my cabinet and I have been criticized for gathering in my office...
  • Chuck Baldwin: "Republicans And Christians Are Becoming Increasingly Irrelevant"

    08/15/2003 6:15:10 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 14 replies · 174+ views
    Chuck Baldwin Ministries ^ | 08-15-03 | Baldwin, Chuck
    Republicans And Christians Are Becoming Increasingly Irrelevant By Chuck Baldwin Food For Thought From The Chuck Wagon August 15, 2003 Can anyone remember when conservative Christian groups and conservative Republicans actually stood for something? Can you remember when millions of motivated conservative Christians stood as one for less government, tax reductions, and more freedom? Why, I can even remember when conservatives championed the elimination of at least five federal departments, scores of federal agencies, and massive cuts in federal spending. Well, those days are gone, my friends. Today's conservative Christians and Republicans do not remotely resemble the principled conservatives of...
  • The Bible and Your Taxes (Alabama governor to increase income taxes based on Scriptures) BARF ALERT!

    07/10/2003 9:59:18 AM PDT · by ppaul · 56 replies · 945+ views ^ | 7/10/03 | Charles Henderson
    Here's a Twist on Faith Based InitiativesHere's a twist. The conservative Republican Governor of Alabama, Bob Riley has moved the discussion of faith based initiatives to a whole new level with his bold proposal to INCREASE state taxes by a whopping total of $1.2 billion, the largest in history. Please continue reading below... For a Republican Governor this is surprising enough, but there's more. Riley is using the Bible as a source book for his decision. In a press release announcing his decision, Riley explained: "Alabamians are a faithful people who believe that creating a better world for our children...