Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Birmingham City Hall: Old Fashioned Fisticuffs

They really have the city's best interest at heart 

It didn't take long for local politics to take to the national stage when CNN carried the story, "A bloody backroom brawl between the mayor and a council member -- who has now been charged with third degree assault -- at a city council meeting in Birmingham, Alabama, on Tuesday landed both of them in the hospital." (read the story here). Apparently the two gentlemen got into a verbal altercation before deciding to "take it outside" metaphorically speaking. They actually took their discussion to a back room when the discussion led to physical altercation, putting both in the hospital. As with any embarrassing situation, sometimes humor is the best recourse. It certainly did not take long for someone to come up with a parody of the debacle at City Hall:

The Brawl at City Hall (A Parody Video)
It was a you-can't-make-this-up throw down of a day in Birmingham City Hall.
Posted by The Birmingham News on Tuesday, December 15, 2015