The Year of Moving Forward

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

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Breathing a sigh of Relief (Not You, Louise!)

Mitt Romney has dropped out of the presidential race.

The next biggest threat to America is Mike Huckabee, the Dominionist.

John McCain will not destroy our country, but we sure don't want him elected either, but we can defeat him I am sure, regardless of who the Democratic nominee is.

I doubt Louise Alexander is breathing a sigh of relief. Here in Bessemer the dominos are beginning to fall. The Alabama Ethics Commission (?) has referred the case of councilwoman Louise Alexander to the Attorney General's office. Read it

Louise said "I haven't done anything wrong."

However, she did apparently deposit $17,775 in checks made out to the city and a city school into her business account. "Oops."

Two of the checks totalling $12, 775 were donated by local businessmen for an awards program that does not even exist. I guess she solicited the donations? "Oops."

I did say "beginning to fall" didn't I? Well money was taken out of a TIF fund and deposited into an account to make payroll last year. "Oops."

And money derived from property taxes for the rebuilding of the library was used to make a payment from the city to the school board. "Oops."

There is an audit planned by the City Council, but I just have this feeling that it will not go very deep. Mainly because they are only spending up to $15,000 for the audit. And the word "forensic" was left out. is a start. Stay tuned...


Ben Mason said...

I am told that the mayor is doing everything in his power to slow down the auditors. When will he be indicted?

Anonymous said...

I hear they are bringing in a special prosecutor...a Charles B. Burch, U.S. Attorney from the northern district of California.

Anonymous said...

Really? I heard they were bringing in Michael Hobart from Iowa.

Anonymous said...

Back to weezie. She claimed that she had a bunch of papers in her hands along with one of the checks, the $8,000 one and that's why it got deposited...Oh sure! How stupid does Alexander think people are..Duh. There's no way you can deposit a check without signing it and making out a deposit slip. So, how could she "accidentally" deposit the check into her own account?

Anonymous said...

Poor Louise . . . Everyone is so critical of her. Don't you realize that she has selflessly served the city for over 9 years now. In fact, I think you could safely say that she has helped to make Bessemer City Hall what it is today . . . a vile, corrupt pit filled with egotistical, unethical, gluttoness vermin of unequalled proportion, unless, of course, compared with the Jefferson County Commission. Come to think of it, aren't Louise and Shiela Smoot big buddies? Maybe they've been sharing tips on how to proactively govern? One thing is for certain, His Shortness, the less than honorable Mayor, has definately been taking civics lessons from Professor Lu Lu.