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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 04:07 AM
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please post some nominations for worst Alabamian of all time
Edited on Wed Jul-27-05 04:10 AM by Syrinx
Past or present. People who hurt our state the most.

I'll start. George Wallace and Roy Moore.

George Wallace actually did a lot of good things for the state, but all that was overshadowed by the bad he did.

Roy Moore hasn't done anything good for the state, but I don't think he is truly evil. He's just seriously misguided, and has a persecution complex.

Anyway, those are my two. Nominate away.
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James T. Kirk Donating Member (916 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 05:23 AM
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1. delete
Edited on Wed Jul-27-05 05:24 AM by James T. Kirk
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southlandshari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 11:51 AM
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2. Shorty Price.
:evilgrin:
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 03:07 PM
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3. Shorty "Damn" Price?
I don't know. I thought he was an entertaining little fellow.

:rofl:
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Gayla Donating Member (103 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 04:43 PM
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4. I agree with Roy Moore UGH!
And I'll add Fob James and Guy Hunt!
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 07:21 PM
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7. yep
Those two guys were really embarassing!
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Pystoff Donating Member (317 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-29-05 07:20 PM
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12. Ditto
And second your other 2 as well.
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BamaLefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 06:28 PM
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5. The Guy That Would Crawl Down The Steps
Edited on Wed Jul-27-05 06:28 PM by BamaLefty
drunk at the football games? Or am I way offbase?
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 07:19 PM
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6. that's the guy
And I believe he ran for governor several times. :D
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BamaLefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 09:11 PM
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8. I Never Knew That
I've heard stories about him crawling down those steps drunk though...

What party?
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 09:17 PM
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9. Democratic, I guess
There's a little picture of him and a few words here:

http://www.alabamastuff.com/price.htm

It says he was an alternate delegate to the 1952 Democratic Convention.

I believe he also wrote a book called "I Ain't Nothing But A Loser."

:rofl:
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CovingtonCountyAL Donating Member (4 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-05 03:08 PM
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19. Who bought Shorty Price steak dinners back in the 50s?
BamaLefty, you must ask your granddad (a great man) about that one and many more stories. Shorty listed him as a supporter in his book, "Alabama Politics-Tell It Like It Is."
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-03-10 06:32 PM
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24. Naw. Ol' Shorty was the Clown Prince of Politics here.
I miss him.
He was the comic relief.
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EMAN51 Donating Member (124 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-27-05 09:45 PM
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10. Former Birmingham police chief Bull (I forgot his last name)
It could be "sh**" for all I remember. He did great things for perpetuating the perception of a redneck backwards state. I remember now I believe it was Conner.
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BamaLefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-28-05 10:43 AM
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11. It Was Conner, Yes.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-03-10 06:34 PM
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25. Eugene "Bull" Connor. I was there. I lived it.
Grew up in B'ham in the 40s and 50s.
:-(
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GreyPilgrim Donating Member (140 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-30-05 02:23 PM
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13. Fob James
... but I think Roy Moore has got to be the worst... by far...
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quaoar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-30-05 09:27 PM
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14. My vote:
Robert "Dynamite Bob" Chambliss
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-30-05 10:36 PM
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15. with dishonorable mention to Bobby Frank Cherry n/t
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liberaltrucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-07-05 09:24 PM
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16. "Bear" Bryant
Just kidding :evilgrin: War Eagle, my friend.
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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-08-05 01:36 AM
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17. you dirty rat!
:hi:
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FryLock3000 Donating Member (17 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-15-05 10:30 PM
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18. Terrell Owens
Just kidding actually. But it does come off as a little "pompous" when someone making $7m per year gets mad because the coach told him to "shut up". I've been told to shut up at MUCH lower paying jobs and acted more grown up than him.
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BamaLefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-05 07:24 PM
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20. Ha!
Good one!

Owens is an idiot. Shut up and play. . .
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ThoughtCriminal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-05 02:38 AM
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21. George W Bush Jr.?
Does his AWOL time in Alabama count?



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Syrinx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-27-05 05:50 AM
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22. I guess we could count that
But I wouldn't want to. Let Connecticut, or Maine or Texas or Florida or all those other states claim him. :)
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karmaq Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-03-10 01:30 PM
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23. Second that Nomination
I was looking for info on my grandfather when I found this post. I second the nomination on Wallace. I have a little inside on the subject considering my grandpa was Shorty Price. He was one of Wallace's roomates in college and when grandpa Shorty helped him get into office, he turned around and acted like he didn't even know him. It was a little messed up of that one blogger to say grandpa had any negative influence on Alabama because if he did, Alabama politics would have taken a sharp curve in a different direction. I just had to say my peace. He was entertaining but most of all honest regardless of who was offended. It would be awesome if honesty was upheld in politics the way he thought it should.
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