Thursday, April 30, 2009

Representative Alvin Holmes of Montgomery blasts PSC and SB 373

In one of the liveliest speeches given from the House floor this legislative session, Representative Alvin Holmes scolded the Public Service Commission, and more particularly, the three newest members, Susan Parker, Jan Cook, and Lucy Baxley Smith. He emphatically declared that they were the “sorriest members of the Public Service Commission and need to be given a barbed-wire enema.”

Representative Holmes is in staunch opposition to SB 373 which would deregulate landline telephone service and said if legislators pass this bill, they might as well “have a hole in their head.”

He further reminded legislators that they should be standing up for the working people of this state and not the interests of big corporations.

As mentioned in the previous blog, others argue that the consumer will be the ultimate beneficiary from deregulation through increased competition and extended services. Opponents such as Rep. Holmes argue that the reverse is true, especially for those living in rural areas.


  1. Alvin had better be careful, being among the sorriest is his domain.

  2. alvin you have fought for civil rights and many more things to help holmes can you pleas help support the bill 444,that senator roger smitherman,chris england on bill holmes many people need help with getting a job.but being a exfelon can be harsh.1984,1985 i was convicted of second degree theft in montgomery ,alabama. put on probation and payed all restitution and 1998 i was granted a pardon,in 2005 i was granted a pardon ,1n 2009 i was granted a full pardon by the alabama pardon and parole board . i pray and hope that the expungement bill pass it would give those that made a holmes,mr joe reed,mr rev, dixion ,mr thad mcclammy,mr.john knight. when you represnitives call for marches we support the call naacp,southern christian leadership,rev,albert sankey,rev nettles ,rev, jiles williams jr, rev,leaon ross,we need your help and support. i have work very hard went back to school pass ged 2003,went to college in 2005.with the expungement i can acheive even more better hights.and continue to support my community and country.contiue to pray that the governor sign the bill. that you and may god change the law.

  3. Why change the law? If you were pardoned, your record is erased. I'm glad you went back to school. However, I hope you can speak better than you write. It helps.