The Year of Moving Forward

The Year of Moving Forward
At our 4 person wedding reception in DC

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


Prediction # 1. Ben Bernanke will lower interest rates today at 2:15 (eastern time) to stimulate the economy. .25%

Prediction # 2. Alan Keyes has filed papers and announced he is running for President. Remember Alan, he's the guy who called Mary Cheney a selfish hodonist. Actually he didn't say that,he just agreed when asked the question by Michaelangelo Signorile.

Mike Signorile: "So Mary Cheney is a selfish hedonist, is that it?"

Alan Keyes: "Of course she is. That goes by definition. Of course she is."

Anyway, back to the prediction. Alan Keyes will not win the presidency.

Prediction # 3. Dorothy Davidson, the president of the Bessemer City Council, will find a way to prevent Elvira Kidd, the president of the Bessemer Neighborhood Association, from speaking before the votes on the competing bond resolution at todays council meeting. The mayor is expected to yield time to Elvira before the votes. The four members of the council who voted down the 4.8% rate deal that the mayor proposed, are wanting to use Walter Lewis of Gardnyr, Michael Capital as the underwriter. This is the same individual and firm named in a lawsuit filed yesteday by the city over improprieties totaling $1.5 million. This was reported on ABC 33/40 this morning. There can only be one reason that those four council members are so set on using Lewis. As Jesse Matthews said, they are "married" to Lewis. Elvira says they need a divorce. Council this morning should be very interesting. Be there. 9:00 Pre-Council. 10:00 Council

Here is another view of my bird friend, for those trying to identify.


Anonymous said...

the bird, i believe, is a nashville warbler

Anonymous said...

sorry for the misspelling,,,,the bird is an american goldfinch...

Anonymous said...

It seems that the council may not be so much married to Gardnyr Michael Capital but just completely opposed to the mayor's group because they supposedly donated money to his campaign and are tied with the city attorneys (who everyone knows they just love) as clients. The mayor doesn't budge for the council and the council doesn't budge for the mayor. That's why they get so much done.

I am a bit confused as to the source for the rate hike info though. Did it come for the Bessemer Utility department or city hall? Is a hike inevitable? And if so how much is it? The estimates from the paper all all over the place.

I know action is needed to get the project completed on time and think that whatever company charges the least to do the bond refinancing and get the best interest rate should get the contract. It shouldn't come down to some company that just threw money at a candidate. I just want to know who is tied to who and what info out there is accurate and what is not.

Also, its goods to see Alan Keys running again. It wouldn't be a presidential election without some good old Alan Keyes quotes.

Drew said...

Ok... after much eye-damaging looking online, I seriously believe it is a Pine Warbler.