Archive for February, 2006

February 22, 2006

For those of us whose passions are Alabama politics and college football, February 1st is Christmas Day all over again or maybe even more exciting. As baby boomers approaching old age we get very few Christmas gifts we did not anticipate. After all, how exciting can new socks, a sweater, and your annual restocking of […]

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February 15, 2006

In last week’s column we compared the 2006 Governor’s Race to a horserace. Alluding to horserace jargon we compared the four face cards to horses and handicapped them. In the comparisons one of the horses, Don Siegelman, was referred to as the thoroughbred in the race. If using the measuring stick of being born to […]

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February 08, 2006

In many ways people who love horseracing and those who love to follow politics are similar. I guess that is why political races are compared many times to horse races.

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February 01, 2006

One of the major issues surfacing in the Governor’s race is the annual reappraisal of property taxes. Prior to Gov. Riley’s administration property tax reappraisals were done once every four years. In March of 2003, two months after Riley took office, his administration ordered the reappraisals done every year.

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