Read these articles and you will see why Alabama is head over heels, above any state, when it comes to political corruption. What makes it worse is the small minded press in the state. Journalist in Alabama appear to only cover certain news. They favor their own commentary and shy away from news “scoops” from another local news source. They are ignoring the elephants on Goat Hill.

Where is Kyle Whitmire, John Archabald, John Sharp?

Where is the Alabama political reporter? What about the Jeff Poor show? Why is his mic off?

What about all those TV stations that brag about exposing corruption?

In any other state these stories would be front page. Not in Alabama, that is why Alabama is so corrupt. The absence of press contributes to the corruption.

Please read these articles, the links are open. The Attorney General, Ethics Commission and Alabama Bar represent the top shelf of corruption in Alabama.

Noncompliance and ethics violations — Lawsuit and Examiners’ report allege issues at State Bar

“The commission unanimously approved an administrative resolution of the case and forwarded [it] to the Alabama attorney general. That request has been approved by Steve Marshall, attorney general, state of Alabama,” the records stated.

With Marshall punting on the possibility of any criminal investigation of McCallum’s behavior, the Ethics Commission meted out fines for his various transgressions.”

Alabama’s recipe for corruption

“If I had to bake an “Alabama Corruption Cake” the recipe would probably go something like this: 2 parts shiftless opportunists, 2 parts complicit appointed boards and agencies, 1 part disinterested Attorney General’s Office, 1 part ineffective Ethics Commission and 2 pinches of one-party rule. Blend thoroughly, bake for 200 years and ice generously with inept and partisan press coverage. Serves 5 million.

Needless to say, all of this is made worse by the fact that the State Bar is run by lawyers who are supposed to know and follow the law. McCallum’s behavior not only appears to have been swept under the rug by the attorney general (lawyer), Ethics Commission (run by a lawyer) and the State Bar (lots of lawyers), he received zero punishment from the State Bar.”


“The Ethics Commission’s Executive Director, Tom Albritton, has got a pass from the Ethics Commission, Alabama Bar and the Attorney General. The only recourse for any justice is to file a civil suit against Mr Albrittion the trustees and the bank. This is blatant in your face corruption, at the highest level of our state’s government.”

Self-dealing? — Ethics director’s kids’ tuition paid from trust he oversees

“Albritton was confirmed by the State Senate as executive director of the Alabama Ethics Commission in March 2015, and that same year, two of his children received $15,000 scholarships to the University of Texas from the trust, according to 990 records. Overall, scholarships to Albritton’s children totaled $105,000 between 2014 and 2018, which is the last year for which the trust’s 990s are available, so it is possible there was more scholarship money distributed to them.”


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  1. Ripp, there is no press
    The Mobile Press Register is too busy selling Show Station ads
    Gulf Coast Media is too busy sucking up to local city and county politicians that all you get is Local Fluff
    The TV stations are too busy chasing shootings and more puff pieces
    In other words there is no media. There is just narratives that butt kissers and activists chase
    Shoot, that guy who wrote for Gulf Coast Media and the Baldwin Insider – you called him Chucky Cheese – was just a shill for Catalyst. His reward was that he got a job with the state delegation.
    Chucky Cheese worked hard to get his cushy, do-nothing job.
    Like you said: “Bend over, again.”

    • Son of Chucky Cheese | July 10, 2022 at 9:23 am |

      I want to be a journalist so I can sell what little integrity I have so I can have a shot at getting on with the government
      I can write flattering pieces and advance a narrative that would bring good PR to any Politician so much that the politician would no longer need the “Christian conservative” tagline

  2. Get a construction job you freeloading clods. Baldwin is booming. Quit being a democrat.

    • Yeah, Booming growth. Cancer is also a type of growth. The same type of growth that is happening now to Baldwin
      As soon as this growth blows up, watch the developers leave like locusts looking for another area to invade
      D R Horton, Truland, Nathan Cix, and now Maronda are the locusts

  3. I feel like Alabama is corrupt. I will give you that.
    But what state isn’t? I do wonder where the convictions are. No sacrificial lambs even. Nobody ever goes to prison. So it is no wonder that they take the fruit. It is low hanging and there is no penalty for stealing fromm the taxpayers.

  4. No. 1 in 🏈.

    • Anonymous | July 10, 2022 at 8:06 pm |

      All this going on and all this person can do is root for a college football team. Hey Nick, or whoever you really are: Next time you are in Bryant Denny Stadium, look over the seats in the stadium to the outside of the stadium. See all those red brick buildings? That is the University of Alabama. See? UA is a school first and a football team next.
      Concentrate on that and then maybe you can spell out “RTR.”
      Here, let me help you” R O L L T I D E, R O L L. When writing it out, a comma needs to go between the word “tide” and the second “roll.” You are putting two phrases together in one sentence. The second “roll” has an understood subject of the word “You.”

  5. clownshow baldwin CC | July 11, 2022 at 4:55 am |

    What a joke. Fairhope is way better off today than it was 8 years ago. Much better than it was with Karen in there. She was a pawn for Ripp and Dean Mosher. That’s what you get when you pawn yourself off to liberal loons.

    Proof Fairhope is better off?

    #1 City in Alabama.

    Wow Ripp you just can’t speak the truth on any issue can you?
    What about average salary on Eastern Shore now?
    What about number of kids going to college at Fairhope?
    Keep sticking your head in the sand.

    Fairhope rocks and you know it is better than your leftist utopia in pritchard.

    • #1 according to...................? | July 11, 2022 at 7:48 am |

      Remember when we almost ran out of water 8 years ago? I don’t. #1 city according to who? What list?

      If anyone knows utopias, it’s Fairhope. Go back to Iowa.

    • Anonymous | July 11, 2022 at 8:00 am |

      I’m sick of these lefty’s demanding water. It rained you commies. Problem solved forever.

    • Clown show is a lackey for the Catalyst Cabal
      Fairhope is better off for them while the TRUE people from Fairhope are having to move out due to gentrification
      So Clownshow, go stick it. Your cowardly comments are too transparent for us.
      I will not expect you to respond to this because your handlers have not given you a response to the truth
      Yuh guys are shallow scum

  6. bro in arms | July 11, 2022 at 7:13 am |

    rot gut more like yo

  7. FartBarfItch | July 12, 2022 at 9:12 am |

    Examine the finances of our esteemed council people (not men).

    How did they get their money?

  8. Power Corrupts | July 13, 2022 at 6:28 am |

    Why is nobody ever arrested mister ripp?
    This is the million dollar question. Everybody can see catalyst making millions and funneling it to the do nothing scumbag council members. Why do nothing? It is in plain sight for all to see. Then they all go to church. Maybe that is what makes it okay? They get Jesus to run interference.
    This will likely end their eternal salvation.

    Hell hath no fury like a spurned voter. FYI.

  9. Catalyst Builds | July 13, 2022 at 3:07 pm |

    Jesus forgives.

  10. Midwesterner | July 13, 2022 at 6:28 pm |

    You people are cray.

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