it okay to exchange favours in exchange for political donations?
Biotech PAC donates $300,000 to Riley's re-election
Donors' project received large state grant
Thursday, January 26, 2006
political action committee funded by backers of a Huntsville project that
was awarded a $50 million state incentives package has donated $300,000 to
Gov. Bob Riley's re-election campaign, state election records show.
PAC, called Alabamians for Biotechnology, was formed Dec. 16, and three
days later made the donation to Riley's campaign, according to the report
it filed this week with the Alabama Secretary of State's Office.
James R. Hudson and Lonnie S. McMillian, the two founders of the nonprofit
Hudson-Alpha Institute for Technology, each gave $100,000 to the PAC, and
an executive with another company that will house its operations at the
new facility chipped in $100,000, the report shows.
McMillian said he, Hudson and others formed the PAC to support Riley
because they know that Riley supports their efforts. He said he hoped that
former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore -- Riley's opponent in the
Republican primary -- would also support the project, but noted that Moore
espouses a fundamentalist Christian view that is not always friendly to
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Payne, Al, known as the "Sock Capital of the World", is losing jobs
because of cheap imports. Bob Riley cast crucial votes in Congress to
drop international trade barriers, such as NAFTA and GATT, leaving our
clothing industries defenseless to the flood of cheap clothing imports.
Alabama Gov. Bob Riley wants to help turn the sock capital of the world
into the empty sock drawer of the world, Democratic gubernatorial
candidate Don Siegelman said Thursday.
Siegleman took Riley to task for "killing jobs" through support of
international free trade policies such as the Central America Free Trade
"What we need is fair trade, not free trade," Siegleman said. "You'll
notice that Riley was present at the ribbon cuttings for large auto plants
that I helped to recruit into Alabama, even though he (Riley) once opposed
the recruitment of those same plants.
"He's supported all these free trade agreements that have sent your jobs
here to read the rest of the article. Another article:
Bob Riley has issued more no-bid contracts in three years than I did in
Parker, Alabama Supreme Court Justice, speaks out on Judicial Activism. A
judge takes an oath to support the constitution -- not to automatically
follow activist justices who believe their own devolving standards of
decency trump the text of the constitution. Thus, faithful adherence to
the judicial oath requires resistance to such activism, and a changing
U.S. Supreme Court membership makes such resistance more likely to bear
good fruit. Read the rest of the article at
An old concept brought to life. It is time citizens responded
to judges who are trying to legislate from the bench. "But when a long
train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object
evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their
right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new
guards for their future security." --DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE --(1776)
-- Read more about this Alabama Organization at:
Brooks, takes Alabama Secretary of State Worley to task for the
encouraging illegal aliens to vote in Alabama.
ALABAMA SECRETARY OF STATE ISSUES GUIDANCE ENCOURAGING COUNTY
REGISTRARS TO REGISTER ILLEGAL ALIENS TO VOTE
to Register Illegals to Vote. This is incredible! Alabama's
Secretary of State Nancy Worley (a Democrat) is telling the county
registrars to register people to vote, even if they are not United States
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The Suppressed Blog, by Brad
Amendment 579 of the Alabama Constitution gives the right to vote to
United States citizens. Nancy Worley's instruction that registrars may not
make further inquiry about a prospective voter's nationality undermines
the ability of registrars to properly determine whether a voter applicant
is a U.S. citizen and opens a Pandora's box of problems.
creates a risk that votes by legal and illegal aliens may determine the
outcome of otherwise close elections in Alabama
and encourages illegal aliens to obtain voter registration cards if for no
other reason than to obtain evidence of citizenship that can be used for
TROY KING DISPLAYS WEAK LEADERSHIP IN ADDRESSING GAMBLING
president of the Christian Coalition of Alabama
said he is "very
disappointed with the lack of tenacity and leadership" that Attorney
General Troy King
has shown in addressing gambling across the state.
letter to the attorney general, Giles said he has had Christian
Coalition members, preachers and others asking him why more isn't being done to
stop the rapid expansion of gambling in the state. Read more at the
KING FAILS TO ACTION ON GAMBLING
Debate Stirs in Ala. Over Best Way to Reduce Gambling
Christian Coalition and Gambling
ATTEND THIS HEARING FOR SENATE BILL 52 ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH FROM 10AM
TO 12PM IN ROOM 727 AT THE STATE HOUSE.
DON'T WANT YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE ON TAXES TAKEN AWAY
WANT TO KEEP YOUR PROPERTY RIGHTS, WITHOUT MORE GOVERNMENT REGULATION IF
YOU DON'T WANT COMPLETE HOME RULE WITH MORE LOCAL POWER TO TAX AND
REGULATE IF YOU DON'T WANT TO LOSE ALL YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTED
RIGHTS THEN YOU MUST ATTEND THIS HEARING!!!!
LIVES AS ALABAMIANS DEPEND ON YOU BEING THERE TO FIGHT THIS LEGISLATION TO
TAKE AWAY OUR CONSTITUTION!!!!!!!
Public Hearing for Senate Bill 52 will take place on Tuesday, February
14th, from 10:00am until 12:00pm in Room 727 of the State House Building
(11 South Union Street) in Montgomery . Since this is less than a week
away, we desperately need you to attend the hearing and encourage others
(including your Valentine) to do the same. Here are the details for the
From 10:00am until 12:00pm the Senate Constitution, Campaign Finance,
Ethics and Elections Committee will hold a Public Hearing on SB52, the
Citizens Convention Bill. If you plan to speak at the hearing, you
need to arrive no later than 9:45am to sign-up.
us have attended public hearings on various bills now for the past three
legislative sessions. I have spoken for and against some bills as have
many of you. BUT WITHOUT DOUBT, the Public Hearing that will be:
January 25 9 A.M. in the Alabama Capitol Auditorium on Constitutional Convention Legislation HB109 is the
MOST IMPORTANT BILL that has come up in mine or your lifetime.
couple of years now, such liberals as Auburn professor Wayne Flynt: Samford University
President, Tom Corts; and a few other liberals have fanned the flames of
GET RID OF THE 1901 CONSTITUTION. The media, which never misses an
opportunity to push a liberal cause has taken this to hysterical heights.
But very few ordinary Alabama Citizens have been seen or heard PLEADING
for a constitutional change. This is a "created crisis."
not a Constitutional scholar so I cannot explain all the in's and out's
for you; and you will hear MANY reasons why Alabama
needs to discard her 1901 Constitution: too long, too often amended,
racist language, archaic, etc. These are SMOKE SCREENS and are NOT the
real reason for the push to destroy the 1901.
you boil it down, there are REALLY TWO REASONS the liberals want to do
away with 1901 and write a new constitution for this state:
1901 Constitution does not let the state OR the county raise your property
taxes without your voting to do so.
1901 Constitution forbids the Legislature from spending the state into
debt. (You know like the national debt which is now in the trillions of
Additionally the 1901 has strong protection of private property.
liberals in the Legislature ever get the legal right to spend more in this
state than they take in, then your grandchildren and great grandchildren
will be sold into debt. And what is ALWAYS the answer to debt: why raise
taxes to pay them, of course. Do not be mislead by the siren song of "home
rule." You only have to look at the debts of some of our municipalities
to see that local tax and spenders are the same as state tax and spenders.
Home rule also gets into property condemnation for eminent domain.
bleeding hearts can scream and yell and posture and cry about unfair
taxes, etc. But recently $500,000,000 extra for education was "discovered"
in Montgomery and only last year, the nay-saying-tax-and-spenders were
screaming about the schools going into pro-ration??
you've never been to Montgomery to a public hearing before, PLEASE COME TO
THIS ONE. Your grandchildren's future depends upon it. Folks, I can't
over-stress the importance of defeating this legislation. Please make the
necessary arrangements to attend. Every individual will COUNT. For more
foundations be destroyed, what shall the righteous do?" Psalms 11:3