- 7:00 AM – Secretary of State Beth Chapman
- 7:30 AM – Candidate for State Senate (District 2) Bill Holtzclaw
- 8:00 AM – Candidate for State School Board (District 8 ) Mary Scott Hunter
The Editor of the Huntsville Times wanted a correction, it took me 1 day to admit my mistake. I then laid out 7 mistakes they have made this election cycle and asked for corrections. They haven’t. Will they ever get the stories right?
Another blow to Steve Raby’s credibility?
Turns out Raby was behind the “Tea Party” robo-calls that trashed Mo Brooks earlier this month. (The local Tea Parties already denounced them)…
Because it’s a violation of state campaign laws not to disclose who’s paying for a political message, including robocalls, we took the time to connect the dots in a mysterious case of recent automated phone calls in North Alabama’s 5th Congressional District.
Anonymous robocalls were made recently to North Alabama conservatives. Despite the misleading information that Tea Party supporters were somehow upset with Republican congressional candidate Mo Brooks, all signs point to the Democrats as being behind the message. For the record: Tea Party sources have disavowed the robocalls against Brooks.
We have been able to trace the calls to Parker Consulting Group, whose owner, Tony Parker, is a known supporter of Brooks’s Democrat opponent, Steve Raby. Raby is no stranger to robocall mischief, as he and Parker have been linked to using this mass message technique for gambling interests.
Parker’s Linkedin page states that Parker Consulting offers “campaign consulting, town hall meetings, phone messaging for campaigns – live and recorded, survey research field house, political advertising, GOTV.”
Parker was an early Barack Obama supporter, having given the former Illinois senator $500 in 2004. He also has given Raby $2,000 in 2010 and $750 to the Alabama Democrats.
Raby’s campaign on March 29 reports paying Parker on 3/29/2010 for $2,000. Yet, the report doesn’t indicate the reason for the disbursement.
Next, Raby’s campaign pays Parker Consulting, according to their July report: May 28 in the amount $2,500 for the stated purpose of “GOTV phone calls.” The next was June 3, in the amount of $4,501.52; purpose “GOTV-phone calls.”
There is no reference to Tony Parker or his company in Raby’s October 2010 FEC report.
I would also like to point out that there is a second fake group out there for Steve Raby…
First it was Republicans For Raby (and their 15 memebers) which was started by David Edward Milam (known as Edward on my program) and now this same phony has started some strange Tea Party for Raby crap.
And to top it all off, they and I assume “they” could very well include Steve Raby have decided to go to the FCC and cry.
Good luck loser.
FYI: Staunch Republicans for Raby include… Sandra Steele? Steele is Jeff Enfingers’ partner in business and fellow Spontaneous Office Partier, I am sure she is a huge Republican.
Lastly: The New York Times has Mo Brooks beating Steve Raby by 14.1 points.
They also rank Blue Dog Bobby Bright going down in AL-02.
Boeing increases employee costs for health care and cuts benefits. They cite…. wait for it… ObamaCare.
Responding to what it says are rapidly rising costs, including some as a result of the new health-care bill, Boeing Co. plans to increase the price of employee health insurance for its non-union workforce over the next few years.
In a letter sent to the roughly 90,000 affected employees on Oct. 14 by Rick Stephens, Boeing’s senior vice president for human resources, the company lays out a plan that will phase in higher employee costs for deductibles, co-payments and co-insurance during 2011. In 2012, the letter says, employees under a certain type of plan will see their coinsurance payments go from 10% to 20% up to the out-of-pocket maximum.
“Health care costs are rising significantly faster than inflation—affecting our ability to price products and services to win against lower-cost competitors and to invest in new products and services,” Mr. Stephens wrote in the letter, a copy of which was reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.
“The newly enacted health care reform legislation, while intended to expand access to care for millions of uninsured Americans, is also adding cost pressure as requirements of the new law are phased in over the next several years,” he wrote.
Sen. Quinton Ross is still crying about having to be recorded when talking with other legislators.
Attorneys for state Sen. Quinton Ross, D-Montgomery, said that the conditions that keep him out of jail while he awaits trial are making it difficult for him to prepare a defense and to do his two jobs.
Ross, one of 11 people recently indicted for allegedly participating in a vote-buying scheme, will find out today whether a federal magistrate judge will release him from conditions that require him to avoid any direct or indirect contact with victims or potential witnesses in the government’s case.
He also wants to be released from having to record every conversation he has with an elected official or declared candidate for public office.
He also acknowledges the real victims are the people of Alabama…
His attorney, Lewis Gillis, asked U.S. Magistrate Judge Terry Moorer on Monday to release Ross from these conditions, or reconsider them, because the provision requiring him to have no contact with potential victims or witnesses is too broad.He said the residents of Alabama could be considered “the victims” in this alleged crime, and because several members of the Legislature were subpoenaed by the grand jury, some of them are likely to be called as witnesses.
Guess he shouldn’t have accepted and solicted bribes?
Is the Alabama Democratic Party a criminal enterprise?
He said Ross had to cancel a speaking engagement and did not attend an Alabama Democratic Conference event because he would have had to record everything that he said.
I guess a roomful of crooks would not be in favor of being recorded.
I like this judge…
U.S. Magistrate Terry F. Moorer said he would rule by the end of the day today on the request that he lift the condition that Ross record his conversations. “Though this may hinder him some in his day-to-day life, it does not hinder him as much as sitting in the city jail,” Moorer said.