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David Carrington: “I don’t care!”

Jefferson County Commissioner David Carrington with Commission President Jimmy Stephens
Jefferson County Commissioner David Carrington with Commission President Jimmie Stephens

I wrote most of this piece about Commissioner Carrington a few months ago, but did not publish it for fear it would appear too political.

Now that the Jefferson County Commission election is over, I feel more comfortable making my comments.  Commissioner Carrington has been reelected and Commissioner Jimmie Stephens has been elected President.

I’m not saying Commissioner Carrington is better or worse than any other commissioner–I just happen to know David better.  I do feel strongly that our County Commission–though not perfect–did a credible job with the hand it was dealt. Continue reading David Carrington: “I don’t care!”

We’re a bunch of goof balls for allowing government like ours

What do goof balls look like?

(The Jefferson County Commission decided to close in patient services at Cooper Green Hospital .  This post is about the awful government structure that created this kind of problem in the first place)

The headlines of the Birmingham New on August 11, 2012 screamed “City sues over Cooper Green.”

But here’s what the headline really says..

City of Birmingham sues Jefferson County

We’re suing ourselves. Continue reading We’re a bunch of goof balls for allowing government like ours

Is political corruption rampant here?

Between 2003-2006 five CFO’s of HealthSouth were convicted of fraud.

Would it be appropriate to assume all CFO’s in the Birmingham area are crooked?

I think we can agree there was something in the corporate culture or structure at HealthSouth that created such blatant fraud. Continue reading Is political corruption rampant here?