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I posted earlier about the proposed legislation in Alabama (“wild, wild west law”) that would allow the use of deadly force against a presumed assailant, basically a shoot-first-ask-questions-later defense.

Kathy @ Birmingham Blues found this item in the Montgomery Advertiser about one of the sponsors of the bill.

Lawmaker deflates tire on car in his parking place. A north Alabama legislator thinks he has found a way to deter someone from taking his reserved parking space outside the Alabama State House — deflate the culprit’s tires.

State Rep. Albert Hall, D-Gurley, let the air out of the left front tire of a car he said blocked him on a recent day of legislative work. Hall later learned the driver was the wife of Rep. Allen Layson, D-Reform, and said he now regrets what he did.

I guess this incident is a window into the kind of thinking that goes into the bill he supports.


Over at her pad, Kathy also points to a great column by Leonard Pitts that slams down homobigot Donna Reddick, who is a teacher at Miami Sunset Senior High. A snippet:

It seems that on three successive days, the morning announcements, which are televised throughout the school, featured student-produced segments on the subject of gay rights.

On the first day came comments from students who took the pro position. On the second day came remarks from a counselor who spoke of the need for students to respect one another. On the third day came you.

You and a few students, actually. One told classmates homosexuality was ”unacceptable in the eyesight of God.” Another said gays were “unrighteous.”

The coup de grace, though, was you invoking Sodom and Gomorrah and telling students homosexuality was ”wrong according to the Bible” because God ordered humanity to multiply, which gay couples cannot do.

Go read his take down.

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