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AL-05: City of Huntsville Hires Steve Raby To Do Mo Brooks' Job

by: countrycat

Fri Dec 02, 2011 at 08:30:00 AM CST

The Huntsville Times account of last night's Huntsville City Council meeting mainly discusses Occupy Huntsville.  Activists thanked the city and police for working with them respectfully and treating them fairly. Then, this interesting tidbit is tossed in at the end of the article:Steve Raby

In other action Thursday, the council:

• Approved a contract with lobbyist Steve Raby of Direct Communications. Raby, a former congressional candidate, will be paid $75,000 next year to help Huntsville protect existing Department of Defense and NASA jobs and seek opportunities for federal employment growth.

Excuse me, but isn't this the job that now-Congressman Mo Brooks promised voters he could do if elected?  

Now, we know he's busy, what with defending millionaires, insulting fellow Congresscritters on the floor of the House, and questioning the value of psychiatry, but is there any activity more important to the economic health of his district than keeping the federal money spigot flowing?

Mo BrooksI'll give Rep. Brooks credit for recognizing his own limitations on this issue.  In September, he announced that he'd be asking senior members of Alabama's delegation for advice on protecting NASA, etc.  Unfortunately he did so in a typical Mo Brooks bomb-throwing way: 

"I would like their insight on the best path to take when you've got as NASA's foe an imperial presidency," Brooks said Wednesday in a telephone interview.

Now that's the way to sweet talk some cash out of the government!  Not.

If only there were a way to deduct the $75k that's going to Raby from Rep. Brooks' pay.  As it is, looks like Huntsville residents will be paying twice for the same service.


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Ineffective Congressman. A sad but familiar situation for Huntsville (4.00 / 2)
Remember a couple of years ago when Huntsville had to hire Bud Cramer to represent them because Parker Griffith was doing such a crappy job?

Work harder and work smarter!

At least the tasks are getting done (4.00 / 1)
 We're paying for the same thing twice, but it's still money well spent.

 It was obvious from the get-go that Mo Brooks would not be good for Redstone Arsenal. (or much of anything else) When tornadoes roll through, we can depend on Mo for a chainsaw-in-hand, photo-op during clean-up efforts. That's about it. 

 It really should be the state kicking in the 75K. We have an oil spill that will never be paid for, a bankrupt Birmingham and the economic dagger of HB-56. Redstone Arsenal is now carrying the bulk of the weight in Alabama. 


October 2012 was the 332nd consecutive month with a global temperature above the 20th century average. The last month with below-average temperature was February 1985. - N.O.A.A.

Redstone finally gets (0.00 / 0)
The Congressman they need.

Come join us; you can be a winner too!

How many Republican Congresscritters does it take to change.. (0.00 / 0)

a light bulb_

Well, first we look at these twirly- whirly new light bulbs that Obama is trying to force red-blooded Americans to buy,  The traditional lightbulbs were invented by Thomas A. Edison, a red-blloded American, and he did not see fit to make them twirly-whirly like these One-World- Gummint bulbs Obama is pushing. 

Now, we could stand on a chair to change the thing, but what about OSHA and all the other Socialist Gummint regulators that have to be satisfied? 

Speaker Boehner will stand in front of the Capitol building in a litttle while with thirty or forty of his closest allies, to talk about the effect this will all have on the job- creators, and explain that this is really another battle in the class warfare that the Democrat leadership is fighting with the red-blooded God-fearing American people.

Uh, Sir, the question was how many...

I got no time to be badgered by the Liberal media, Chuck! 


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