Tin Shop Tartan - Randolph County Alabama's Own Snarky and Surly Scot Gets All Native

Blogging from the suburbs of the Tin Shop community, Captain Plaid brings Progressivism, and a share of Quixotic angst, to the ridges and hollows of Randolph County, Alabama. Hardly a booster yet rooted here enough to fight, Plaidsters can perhaps find like cause in trying to build local solutions to global concerns. Education, environment, economy, entertainment, engagement ... Trust the Tartan!

Friday, April 21, 2006

Values - "God, Guns, & Gays" Guarantees "Greed"

I dropped a post on Captain Jimi about two Anniston Star editorials that I labeled The Anniston Star Confronts God's Ordained Party. Truly the GOP is rolling out the old reliables in their false "culture war" that will seimply put the Big Mules back into power. Getting regular folks in the rural heartland and middle class families in the burbs to vote against their own economic interests has perhaps been the most amazing political stunt in history yet it seems to work for the Right.

Working from a Mobile Register opinion, I also posted Gerald Dial Single-handedly Talks Alabama Center for Rural Development to Death on Captain Bama. Dial is the Big Mules boy up on Goat Hill. And what was the Governor doing letting his neighbor pull this stunt. If the Riley administration had cared about rural Alabama he'd have gotten this through the Legislature. It is time we had a Senator that cared more for the branchheads than the Big Mules.

Thundering outside yet hopefully no hail in this storm. I heard several people say their property was seriously beat up from Wednesday's storm. Peace ... or War!