Alabama Legislature Leads Nation

In advocating the removal of “all trade, financial and travel restrictions relating to Cuba”, that is.

A resolution adopted by both legislative houses ends with:

“Be it resolved by the legislature of Alabama, both houses thereof concurring, that we hereby respectfully urge the Congress of the United States to remove all trade, financial and travel restrictions relating to Cuba.

““Be it further resolved, that official copies of this resolution shall be forwarded to the President of the United States, to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate of the United States Congress, and to each member of the Alabama Congressional Delegation with the request that this resolution be officially entered in the Congressional Record of the Congress of the United States of America.”



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6 responses to “Alabama Legislature Leads Nation

  1. El Macho Grande

    Those are my boys. They’re probably just came in from beating up some Mexicans. Waving a Confederate flag!

  2. You Know Me

    I try to give credit where credit is due.

  3. El Macho Grande

    No, actually, Alabama is no longer a redneck state as it was in the old days. For one thing, it’s majority black and has one of the highest proportions of black office holders in the country. Also, it has a maritime industries around Mobile (ship building and offshore oil etc.). Plus corn and soybean famers. They would all love to trade with Cuba! As soon as we impeach Bush and Cheney–for which I still have high hopes, since the 2006 elections are not looking good for Republicans in Congress–we can take care of a lot of business like that.

    First we’ll abolish the Homeland Security Dept. Next we will kill off the stupid War on Drugs! I have a long list.

  4. You Know Me

    El Macho Grande,

    I salute, but do not share, your optimism that the policy toward Cuba will change with a democratic administration. The democrats pander to the rich Cuban expatriates in pursuance of the Florida and New Jersey electoral college votes to about the same degree as do the republicans. Perhaps, as with Nixon going to China, it will take a republican to finally end the silly USA Cuban policy.

    Remember that Clinton tightened up travel and economic restrictions after the Cubans shot down the “Brothers to the Rescue” planes that had intruded into Cuban air space. The Cuban government had repeatedly asked to USA government to prevent the Brothers to the Rescue from launching their repeated forays into Cuban airspace from Florida and the Clinton administration repeatedly refused to act. When the Cubans finally shot down the two planes Clinton made a big PR show of getting tough on Cuba.

    I imagine the USA response if two light planes emerged from Cuba and entered USA air space. I doubt USA officials would be as patient.

    As for democrats abolishing the Fatherland Security Administration and ending the war on drugs, I can only ask – what are you smoking? Whatever it is, I further salute you.

  5. El Macho Grande

    Clinton was also an enthusiastic drug warrior. Maybe it will be a third party.

  6. You Know Me

    That would indeed be sweet, but is about as likely as Incurious George ever admitting that he made a mistake.

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