Alabama Is At It Again
There's a Noel Coward dance hall song called: "Alice is at it Again". "Up the alley and down the lane, Alice is at it again." And it means just what you think it means. But here in Alabama when the state goes dizzy with power, we say: "Alabama is at it again."
And so they are. Next week, under the banner of "Take Back Our Highways" (whose highways?) they're putting 200 extra State Troopers on the road. What a classic seen and unseen situation. Seen: 8 extra speeders brought to justice. Unseen: 40 more burglaries, 20 more mall hijackings, l5 muggings. Those extra speed detectors "normally work as investigators." No free lunch you know. If you're going to divert resources to I-565 looking for speeders, you're bound to miss lots of illegal action on the back roads.
Wow, if there was ever a weekend to knock over the Loosahatchie State Bank or settle that feud with your trespassing neighbor, this is it. And as compensation the State's going to grab a few dozen drivers cruising at 72 instead of 70. Alabama is at it again!!