Friday, September 19, 2008

A disappointing update

This is sort of an update to my second to last blog post found here. According to this article, the "honorable" Larry P. Langford is moving forward with his Olympics pipe dream by selecting a Birmingham Olympic Committee. Perhaps what I personally find even more awful is that the Associate Athletic Director from Samford, Jay Roberson, is involved in this nonsense. I am seriously considering writing him a letter to express my disappointment in his associating my alma mater with such bullshit.

The highlight (or should I say lowlight?) of the article is the last paragraph:
“After watching the government hand $85 billion to AIG last night, we need to go to the federal government for $3.2 billion to pay off the sewer debt and another couple of billion for the Olympics,” Langford said.

Yeah, Larry, that's it. The government is just handing out money willy-nilly now and I'm sure they'd love to give some money to Birmingham to fix the problems with the sewer that you had serious involvement in causing. Dumbass.


DAM said...

Love your blog man - keep it up!

Tucker said...

I'm not sure that Birmingham could outdo 1996 Atlanta's chrome-plated pickup trucks, but I'd like to see 'em try!

Kim said...

Having the Olympics in Atlanta seriously ruined them for me. I haven't watched nor cared about them since.

Having them where you live makes them seem so common, instead of exotic and exciting.

When you're dropping folks off at the "official" bus stop around the corner from the house, it just blows the mystique.