Friday, February 25, 2005

Quick, say they have WMDs!

State Rep. John Rogers, D-Birmingham, has declared war. Again.

House members voted 30-18 Thursday to end a filibuster by Jefferson County legislators angry that Alabama hasn't allocated any money for a domed stadium in Birmingham. The vote came after some of the county delegation's members abandoned the filibuster of an $80 million allocation to the state docks in Mobile.

Furious, Rogers vowed that he'd remember the people who voted to allow the Legislature to do some actual business: "As far as I'm concerned, war has been declared on some people." That, at least, is an improvement over a week ago, when Rogers called for all-out jihad: "This is holy war for us. We are not going to quit."

Yes, football has achieved quasi-religious status in Alabama, but let's hold off on saddling up the crusaders for now, OK?

4 Comments:

Blogger Max said...

Is "holy war" the term anyone seeking political credibility in America ever wants to use? I have no idea. You're not going to see this on CNN.

The New Democrat

1:19 PM  
Blogger Susan of LocalTint said...

"Yes, football has achieved quasi-religious status in Alabama..."

Quasi?

1:43 PM  
Anonymous the Free Voice said...

It is far beyond quasi by now.

11:39 PM  
Blogger Susan of LocalTint said...

You got that right. At the dentist a few months ago, the hygenist, no doubt trying to make small talk, asked if I was an Alabama or Auburn fan. I said I was an atheist.

She blanched in horror. Since I'm really more an agnostic (spiritually speaking) and I thought she'd obviously misunderstood my meaning, I explained that I simply meant I wasn't a football fan.

No, she'd understood me the first time. It was apparently my indifference to college football that had caused her reaction. I don't get people.

12:56 PM  

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