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Buy American Buy Alabama

December 11th, 2008 No comments

Made in AmericaBirmingham SEO an Alabama Based Search Engine Company and ask me to put this on my blog.  So certainly I am happy to oblige as I feel this is an atrocity. Below is copied and pasted from a blog post at BHM SEO announcing their support of Buy Alabama.

On Wednesday night Birmingham News Source CBS 42 the 10:00 broadcast announced that a boycott of Alabama had been started. The boycott is calling to boycott Alabama made goods and not patron Alabama’s tourism. The website was basing this off the fact that Senator Richard Shelby has made comments that aren’t pro bailout. While we are unsure at this time of these statements we do know that this is an attack on the good hard working people of Alabama.

In response to this atrocious action from a group in Michigan we have launched a response ourselves that is currently in development to help promote the business of Alabama. We started the site Buy Alabama. This site will be used to develop a place where Alabama Business can feature their products. We also plan to in the future open up a store showcasing some of the products to be bought and sold direct from the site. The store is just an idea and no plans are being made. Birmingham SEO will be providing the Search Engine Marketing and Optimization plan for the website for free as a duty to promoting our state.

We also believe as a duty that we help promote the whole of the US and buy American Made. You can find out more on American Made products from Made In The USA. We do not wish to boycott any state and only encourage buying American but Buying Alabama is Buying American.

I am not going to give a link to the group that is calling for the boycott but lets just say it is one crazy nut that doesn’t like Senator Shelby.  Though I know Joe Babisiaz is trying to earn support for bailing out the Big Three.  Which as you know I am fan of.

Message to Joe:

Calling for a ban on Alabama is down right un-American and wrong.  You state on your website “this is not an attack on the hard working people of Alabama”. Then what do you call it an attack on our Senator? The Senator is a hard working Alabamian and the same as attacking the car maker in Alabama. That’s right you may envy we are making good cars in Alabama that aren’t going through Financial Trouble.  But here in Alabama we buy American Made cars. We even buy Detroit made cars.  I can proudly say that most people I know in Alabama want to see the jobs of millions of American’s secure.  We all want secure jobs.  So don’t boycott Alabama buy American and build something Americans can be proud of.

I know you are just a front line worker that is afraid you may loose your job.  Senator Shelby doesn’t want you to loose your job.  He wants to ensure things are in order and bad business mistakes are not rewarded.  The cars you make are of top quality in your job.  But the problem is the decision makers – the management.  If it were up to you – you would build the best and only car on the road I get that.  But build something every kid wants, every grandmother is safe driving in and, something that gets good fuel economy and lowers emissions. Something where the bumper doesn’t fall off.  That is all Senator Shelby is saying.  He isn’t trying to punish you he is trying to right the company.

Senator Shelby is trying to protect Alabama.  He doesn’t want the citizens of Alabama to have to pay for the mistakes of a few greedy managment level automakers.  If true measures are in place that will benefit the overall life of Alabama voters Senator Shelby will support it.  But if measures in place are not there to safeguard us he will not.

There is no reason to call for a boycott of Alabama.  I kindly ask that you end the boycott and your fellow Americans for help in supporting your effort instead of dividing the country.  Because like you said we are all American’s and plenty of Alabamians support the Bailout with oversight.  Without oversight it is just like giving a college kid money  experiments or lab time or Beer and food?  So if there is some oversight we might be able to get something from it.  Like a stable auto market full of good paying jobs.

What I am telling you is your strategy is wrong.  You should be trying to unite everyone to get behind you instead of isolating and picking fights.  We are your brothers and sisters.  Embrace us and we can help.

Economic Bail-out or Rescue?

September 24th, 2008 No comments

Bail Out Bail Bonds for Wall StreetSo the proposed $700 billion plan is it a bail-out or rescue?

If I get into trouble and go to jail its called bail-out if my buddies come to get me its called a resuce.  In my humble opinion this $700 billion dollar plan is a rescue

When your buddy’s come rushing in to save you, it is a RESCUE.  I call it like I see it.  When I am in need not many would rush in, especially if I am deserving.

Maybe we should treat this more like a bail-out.  Require the ones in the virtual Jail of bankruptcy to pay everything back plus 10% just like a bail bondsman.  If they don’t pay us back we send Dog the Bounty Hunter.

Moving to New York

February 25th, 2008 No comments

Earlier tonight I made this announcement public with a mass e-mail…

As many of you know I have been in search of jobs all over the country. I found a fit on Wall Street in New York. Kind of hard to believe this small town southern guy would ever move to a city that has more people than his home state. I took a position as an analyst with a firm at the corner of Wall Street and Broadway. Four years ago I wouldn’t have ever thought I would live outside the south.

I am really excited about the opportunities the new firm offers. (I "ain’t" saying who or what until the press release comes out!) The rest of this week I am going to be packing up and looking for housing in New York. That is where you come in… If you have a friend/family/associate in New York drop them a note and say "Hey! I know a guy that is moving to NY and looking for an apartment. Do you know of any vacancies?"

Stay tuned to my seldomly updated blog for the announcement on my press release.


Chris Estes

When I moved to Washington, DC I only planned for a three month stay before I moved home. Well it has been two years and I’m going further north. Even though I am moving further north doesn’t make me miss Alabama any less.  Alabama is my home and always will be. I have been living quite the portable life since leaving, though I can’t move in two suitcases or my Honda anymore, I do plan to come home one day. Look at this way, at least when you come to New York you will have a tour guide and a floor to crash.