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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Holmes Rages at Riley

State Rep Alvin Holmes is no stranger to controversy. He rarely refrains from speaking his mind about, well whatever's on his mind. Currently, maps are what's got Holmes' goat.

More specifically, it is the lack of the presence of "Martin Luther King Jr Expressway" on official Alabama state maps. MLK expressway is a part of I-85 that runs through Montgomery. According to Holmes, the state maps have roads named after Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee on them, but no MLK. So maybe he has a point.

Holmes says he's been promised action on the matter before, but nothing has been changed. If action is not taken by Jan 20, Holmes will attempt to have the federal government cut off Alabama's federal transportation dollars.

Of course it's impossible to imagine such a thing happening, but we'll see how the Riley administration reacts in the face of the Holmes' threat.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

why cant alvin holmes design a roadmap for blacks to become productive members of society? nah, that would upset the balance of power for the truly poorest among us, to become fully franchised productive citizens.

10:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1st comment

11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holmes is the biggest bigot in the state. If a white man said 1/10th of the things Holmes has, he would be sent to the Hague to the international criminal court.

11:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what is next a malcolm X freeway come on there are more important subjects to discuss than naming a road......."whats next"

2:56:00 PM  
Anonymous ColonelRebel said...

This is clearly the most significant issue affecting Alabama's African-American voters this year.

4:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Dan said...

I wouldn't mind a Malcolm X Freeway.

4:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the news today said a body was found on the banks of "Negro Creek" in south alabama. NOw, thats something for Holmes to crow about. In fact, as a white irish (redneck) I demand a "cracker creek" and if riley does not put one on the map, i will call my senators and all congressman and tell them to stop with the federal money. yea, thats the ticket, I'll show em. us stupid white rednecks gone cut off the money!

9:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

isn't the Memphis to Birmingham highway Malcom Corridor X?

10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no, the birmingham to memphis corridor x is the james earl ray memorial pkwy.

11:34:00 AM  
Blogger The Alabama Moderate said...

Seriously speaking, the reason why it probably isn't on the roadmaps is because of the expense of making new roadmaps. I know firsthand from someone who works in Birmingham's Dept. of Building, Engineering, & Permits that these are not only a pain in the rear to do, but they are an expensive pain in the rear to do.

6:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

alvin holmes has a female black opponent. the mill in montgomery says holmes upset certain banker types who sit on the Auburn board.

11:50:00 AM  
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