Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard Arrested

  • metta

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    Feb 12, 2015 6:40 AM GMT
    Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard Arrested

    "Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard (R) was arrested on Monday and charged with 23 felony ethics charges, The Associated Press reported.

    Hubbard, who chaired the Alabama Republican Party from 2007 to 2011, faces charges that include using his office for personal gain and voting for legislation with a conflict of interest, Al.com reported."


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/20/mike-hubbard-arrested_n_6017728.html
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    Feb 12, 2015 8:38 AM GMT
    Well, fuck, arrest all the politicians voting for legislation with a conflict of interest and using their office for personal gain...there would be none left.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Feb 12, 2015 2:12 PM GMT
    Another right wing lunatic gets busted by the law pricelessicon_smile.gif
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    Feb 12, 2015 2:38 PM GMT
    bon_pan saidWell, fuck, arrest all the politicians voting for legislation with a conflict of interest and using their office for personal gain...there would be none left.


    I completely agree. This isn't just a republican thing.. lol
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    Feb 12, 2015 3:13 PM GMT
    SeanTheBull said
    bon_pan saidWell, fuck, arrest all the politicians voting for legislation with a conflict of interest and using their office for personal gain...there would be none left.


    I completely agree. This isn't just a republican thing.. lol


    indeed. it's high time we get private interests out of politics altogether and let government focus on governing, not pandering to the biggest wallet.
  • metta

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    Feb 12, 2015 4:06 PM GMT
    Yep, politicians should not be allowed to become lobbyists. And we need to either eliminate all campaign contributions and any form of donations to politicians or reduce the maximum allowed to so little that it would not cause more influence than the average voter has.
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    Feb 12, 2015 4:46 PM GMT
    From the people who brought you...

    Bill Armistead, Chairman of the Alabama GOP (on official website ALGOP.org)"I have just returned from a week in Israel [JMG: Paid for by the AFA] where I visited many holy sites from both the Old and New Testament. I walked where Jesus walked in Galilee, Nazareth, Jerusalem and other sites. I stood where Abraham stood at the gate at the City of Dan, the northern most city of the kingdom of Israel, where he rescued his nephew Lot. Scripture comes alive more than ever as you come to realize much of what you see of God’s chosen land is what was seen by Jesus and those who lived in Biblical times, like Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. It also solidifies the permanency of the teachings of the Scriptures.

    "God’s word never changes. What He proclaimed thousands of years ago as truth is still truth in the eyes of true believers. So how is it that God’s truth can be turned on its head as the debate now rages in Alabama regarding the meaning of marriage? The answer is that we, as a society, have become our own god. We have made God in our image. But, God will not be mocked. The State of Alabama and the United States of America will reap God’s wrath if we embrace and condone things that are abhorrent to God, such as redefining marriage as anything other than a union between one man and one woman."


    Guys like that put Mike Hubbard into power. Mike Hubbard (who once had this guy's job) puts guys like that into power.
  • Hypertrophile

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    Feb 12, 2015 4:52 PM GMT
    How can something like this get so far down the road? This is why I have problems with political parties, or most organizations, for that matter. Not everyone need be corrupt, but those who aren't can still benefit from those who are, and as long as the gravy train keeps running while keeping their hands clean, there's no incentive to stop it.
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    Feb 12, 2015 5:12 PM GMT
    metta8 saidYep, politicians should not be allowed to become lobbyists. And we need to either eliminate all campaign contributions and any form of donations to politicians or reduce the maximum allowed to so little that it would not cause more influence than the average voter has.


    I understand your point, but there is the I Amdt. We've yet to find a workable solution that allows people AND CORPORATIONS - and any other form of business - to support causes they believe in w/o unduly influencing the political process. That doesn't mean we stop looking for that solution.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Feb 13, 2015 12:38 AM GMT
    SeanTheBull said
    bon_pan saidWell, fuck, arrest all the politicians voting for legislation with a conflict of interest and using their office for personal gain...there would be none left.


    I completely agree. This isn't just a republican thing.. lol
    in New York, politicians getting arrested seems to be a predominantly democratic thing.
  • fakejock

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    Feb 13, 2015 1:30 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    SeanTheBull said
    bon_pan saidWell, fuck, arrest all the politicians voting for legislation with a conflict of interest and using their office for personal gain...there would be none left.


    I completely agree. This isn't just a republican thing.. lol
    in New York, politicians getting arrested seems to be a predominantly democratic thing.


    To quote Benny Hill: Not Nessecelery! Convicted Staten Island Congressman Grimm is a Republican...
  • LJay

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    Feb 13, 2015 5:22 AM GMT
    Oh brother!

    Where is the news in this post?
  • bobbobbob

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    Feb 13, 2015 11:21 AM GMT
    This news on Hubbard isn't news except that he's finally been arrested. He was indicted back in the fall and the investigation goes back over a year.

    But don't get the idea that it's just the GOP in Alabama with corruption problems. The scandals about abuse and financial corruption at Alabama State University has led to more firings and legal suits than anything Hubbard will ever be faced with and it's all Democrats.

    It started back on 2012 when they hired an honest university president who wouldn't play along with the corrupt politicians making tens of thousands off the university. He was fired after less than a month.
    http://www.wsfa.com/story/20188647/asu-board-places-new-president-on-paid-leave

    Democratic controlled Birmingham has been bankrupted and had the mayor and several other officials convicted of corruption since 2008.

    It's everywhere and everyone in Alabama.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Feb 14, 2015 4:16 PM GMT
    fakejock said
    roadbikeRob said
    SeanTheBull said
    bon_pan saidWell, fuck, arrest all the politicians voting for legislation with a conflict of interest and using their office for personal gain...there would be none left.


    I completely agree. This isn't just a republican thing.. lol
    in New York, politicians getting arrested seems to be a predominantly democratic thing.


    To quote Benny Hill: Not Nessecelery! Convicted Staten Island Congressman Grimm is a Republican...
    That is why I stated a PREDOMINATELY democratic thing rather than an ENTIRELY democratic thing. The number of democratic politicians in New York getting busted greatly outnumbers republican politicians. But most New Yorkers are blind sycophants to the democratic party so the chances of New York ever become a purple swing state or even a red republican state is very slim to none. Go figure.