most do have a personal page as does Tina, a simple friend request might do if your that curious for real facts.. I have them each on my friend list and 2 other candidates also.. thats why I am informed and not conformed by the slander of each candidate..
This is from TMs facebook page -

You would not believe what other people are telling me that other people are doing. They should be embarassed (sic), but are not.

Now, inhiswill, you haven't answered about the storage building tale.

I guess most ppl are like me and don't read every post so they get wrong ideas. I've been a member of this forum for about three years. I came on for one reason and didn't know anybody. I discovered I knew some ppl on here and have also made new friends.

The blog you want to dis was already started when I "joined". I came aboard because a rapist was threatening a couple women. I also helped set up some of their features and was glad to do it. I'm sure I've taken some things too seriously, but why is it this particular election is the only one anybody is complaining about. You don't see that in Lauderdale County, at least not yet.

Many of the things the blog pub. about Tina she sent us, just like other candidates have sent us. I'm sure she did send more because she knew some of the ppl involved. Great. If your candidate doesn't send anything, it can't be pub. Some ppl we've asked twice for info and haven't gotten a reply.

I've went back and read the blogs and I don't see anything that isn't pretty well founded, but I do think ppl read what I write here and think I'm writing the blogs (lol) and guest commentaries, etc. It wouldn't be my intention to hurt anyone who's qualified. I've talked to Jug about some things and he has good points. It boils down to a matter of opinion.

FWIW, we may have a new publisher coming aboard that you all know and if that happens, I will be outta here (not the forum I hope)

We have a poll up now, so everybody can vote and we'll see how that turns out.

I've been accused of shilling for relatives, so here's one for real. Vote for Chad Holden for Lauderdale County School Board place 2.
Ridiculous. I wrote that issue about Polly Ruggles sending her daughter to a private school in Birmingham and sent it to Shoalanda Speaks. I believe that it is hypocritical to serve on the school board and send your children elsewhere. Regardless of sending that item to Shoalanda, I am voting for Chad Coker. I think all the newby accounts created to stir up mud against Chad Coker and the other candidates are becoming redundant. Doesn't Tim Milam's wife have anything better to do than try and continue this desperate tirade? I bet it's killing her that she can live in a huge house, drive a Mercedes and can't buy that election! Honey get out of the house and campaign honestly and directly with the residents of Colbert County! If it's possible for you to be genuinely sincere about anything it is your desire to be a judge's wife!
Indian Springs Magnet School is the best school in the state. Are you telling me that if you had the chance to send your child to the best school in the state, you wouldn't do it?

Besides, her daughter did go to Sheffield schools until she got the opportunity to attend the magnet school. And her son still attends Sheffield schools.

There's nothing hypocritical about doing what's best for your children.

And dragging a 16 year old girl into your dirty politics is shameful!

This election ought to be about who is the most qualified and the most experienced. With all due respect to the other candidates in this race, Polly Ruggles is the most experienced and most qualified. She has been a judge for 16 years, and has worked as a prosecutor, municipal attorney, and assistant district attorney. Plus, she has run her own law practice for nearly 20 years.
Ok, I've said it before. The candidates are the ones who CHOSE to run for office. If they want to sling mud -- have at it. It is not for us to do... unless, of course, one of "us" is one of them. Anyway, I was thinking...

1. As for the "Broke the law during the blackout period", who cares? Could it not have just been an oversight by any/all the candidates. Big deal. Leave it up on your website, just don't physically take any contributions during that period.

2. As for the Campaign Signs being erected in peoples' yards, I thought there was a 6-10 ft. Right Of Way that was public on all streets. Please correct me on the footage if that is incorrect.

3. As for the red used for campaign signs. Again, who cares? Milams are red. Aren't Coker's red too? Red is just an eye-catching color. Is it possible that that is the reason?

Like Rodney King said, "Why can't we all just get along?"
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Originally posted by Arron:
Indian Springs Magnet School is the best school in the state. Are you telling me that if you had the chance to send your child to the best school in the state, you wouldn't do it?

Besides, her daughter did go to Sheffield schools until she got the opportunity to attend the magnet school. And her son still attends Sheffield schools.

There's nothing hypocritical about doing what's best for your children.

And dragging a 16 year old girl into your dirty politics is shameful!

This election ought to be about who is the most qualified and the most experienced. With all due respect to the other candidates in this race, Polly Ruggles is the most experienced and most qualified. She has been a judge for 16 years, and has worked as a prosecutor, municipal attorney, and assistant district attorney. Plus, she has run her own law practice for nearly 20 years.


I may have thought that argument had a point until she was quoted in the TD telling ppl in Sheffield they should send their kids to school there. What? If she doesn't send her kids to Sheffield, why should anybody else. Just tell me that.
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Originally posted by Arron:
Indian Springs Magnet School is the best school in the state. Are you telling me that if you had the chance to send your child to the best school in the state, you wouldn't do it

Besides, her daughter did go to Sheffield schools until she got the opportunity to attend the magnet school. And her son still attends Sheffield schools.
There's nothing hypocritical about doing what's best for your children.

And dragging a 16 year old girl into your dirty politics is shameful!

This election ought to be about who is the most qualified and the most experienced. With all due respect to the other candidates in this race, Polly Ruggles is the most experienced and most qualified. She has been a judge for 16 years, and has worked as a prosecutor, municipal attorney, and assistant district attorney. Plus, she has run her own law practice for nearly 20 years.


Look buddy, if I wanted to spend time on the school board I would do so with the intention of making SHEFFIELD the best school in the state, not sending my child off to a magnet school in B'ham. I just hope her son lobbied to continue to stay at Sheffield because he feels loyalty to Sheffield and not because he wasn't able to make the cut or because mom needs to retain some credibility for serving there. I really don't care where someone else decides to send their kids to school-just don't use your position on the school board as leverage for your own campaign when Sheffield isn't even good enough for ALL your kids to go to. That sends a real nice message to the parents and the children who don't have those types of opportunities which is a nice way of saying PRIVILEGED enough. No matter, I didn't bring it up, someone else implied that TMP or her family wrote that which is why I defended my words. We can agree on one thing though, hypocrisy aside, I would still vote for Polly Ruggles over Tim Milam if I had to choose. And then I would vote Republican in November.
As I stated above, Polly does send her son to school in Sheffield, and her daughter did go to school in Sheffield until she was approached to attend the magnet school.

Polly and her husband didn't go out and apply for a position at this school. They were approached by the school.

It's not like she and her husband decided to send their kids to some uppity private school in the neighboring county. Her son attends school in Sheffield, and so did her daughter until she got this amazing opportunity.

Of course Polly wants kids to attend Sheffield schools. If she didn't believe that, she wouldn't be serving on the school board. But at the same time, if you were given the opportunity to send your child to either the University of North Alabama or a school like Harvard, wouldn't you send them to Harvard?

And, besides, this has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with being District Court Judge.
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Originally posted by Arron:
As I stated above, Polly does send her son to school in Sheffield, and her daughter did go to school in Sheffield until she was approached to attend the magnet school.

Polly and her husband didn't go out and apply for a position at this school. They were approached by the school.

It's not like she and her husband decided to send their kids to some uppity private school in the neighboring county. Her son attends school in Sheffield, and so did her daughter until she got this amazing opportunity.

Of course Polly wants kids to attend Sheffield schools. If she didn't believe that, she wouldn't be serving on the school board. But at the same time, if you were given the opportunity to send your child to either the University of North Alabama or a school like Harvard, wouldn't you send them to Harvard?

And, besides, this has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with being District Court Judge.


Thanks for repeating yourself. I won't bother. It is laughable for to you to try and convince someone that Polly Ruggles was lobbied by the school for her child to attend. Everyone is requested to submit applications based on their website. I'm sure the school was proud to extend an invite to anyone able or interested in paying upwards of $34,000 a year for their child to have the prestige of being an alumni. I would also bet Sheffield schools could use that kind of monetary opportunity in their classrooms. But I'm sure she is aware of that being Vice President of the school board. So, if her serving on the school board makes no difference in the campaign then why use does she need to use it as part of her qualifications platform?
[/Quote] I think all the newby accounts created to stir up mud against Chad Coker and the other candidates are becoming redundant. Doesn't Tim Milam's wife have anything better to do than try and continue this desperate tirade? I bet it's killing her that she can live in a huge house, drive a Mercedes and can't buy that election! Honey get out of the house and campaign honestly and directly with the residents of Colbert County! If it's possible for you to be genuinely sincere about anything it is your desire to be a judge's wife![/QUOTE]

Big Grin ROFL
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Originally posted by rolltidequeen:
I think all the newby accounts created to stir up mud against Chad Coker and the other candidates are becoming redundant. Doesn't Tim Milam's wife have anything better to do than try and continue this desperate tirade? I bet it's killing her that she can live in a huge house, drive a Mercedes and can't buy that election! Honey get out of the house and campaign honestly and directly with the residents of Colbert County! If it's possible for you to be genuinely sincere about anything it is your desire to be a judge's wife![/QUOTE]

Big Grin ROFL[/QUOTE]

And who knows? it could be spouses of other candidates. or even candidates themselves
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Originally posted by immolate99:
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Originally posted by Arron:
As I stated above, Polly does send her son to school in Sheffield, and her daughter did go to school in Sheffield until she was approached to attend the magnet school.

Polly and her husband didn't go out and apply for a position at this school. They were approached by the school.

It's not like she and her husband decided to send their kids to some uppity private school in the neighboring county. Her son attends school in Sheffield, and so did her daughter until she got this amazing opportunity.

Of course Polly wants kids to attend Sheffield schools. If she didn't believe that, she wouldn't be serving on the school board. But at the same time, if you were given the opportunity to send your child to either the University of North Alabama or a school like Harvard, wouldn't you send them to Harvard?

And, besides, this has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with being District Court Judge.


Thanks for repeating yourself. I won't bother. It is laughable for to you to try and convince someone that Polly Ruggles was lobbied by the school for her child to attend. Everyone is requested to submit applications based on their website. I'm sure the school was proud to extend an invite to anyone able or interested in paying upwards of $34,000 a year for their child to have the prestige of being an alumni. I would also bet Sheffield schools could use that kind of monetary opportunity in their classrooms. But I'm sure she is aware of that being Vice President of the school board. So, if her serving on the school board makes no difference in the campaign then why use does she need to use it as part of her qualifications platform?


I didn't say that being on the school board didn't have anything to do with being a judge. I said that where her daughter goes to school doesn't have anything to do with being a judge. A higher court has never overturned a ruling by a lower court because the judge's daughter went to a magnet school for a couple of years.

But her experience on the school board, as well as her experience handling child support cases in the district attorney's office and her everyday experience as a mom, make her uniquely qualified to be a district court judge, because the district court judge has to handle a lot of family and juvenile cases.

As far as the school recruiting her daughter goes, these schools always ask parents of gifted children to send their kids to their schools. And they often offer these students scholarships to do so. I never said that Polly and her husband didn't pay tuition. But her daughter was recruited by the school. They did not approach the school.

So tell us, immolate99, why is some guy (or woman) from Birmingham so interested in a Colbert county district judge's race? Who are you working for? I know that Tina Parker went to law school in Birmingham, and Chad Coker has hired political consultants from Birmingham. Are you working for one of them?
Wait, where does it say I live in B'ham? I live in Tuscumbia. Let me know! Thanks! Oh, and PS. My argument still stands strong in the face of your lame reasoning. I'm sure that magnet school would love to have all gifted children, especially if their families are gifted with $$. As a school board member she should encourage the state to provide these opportunities within Sheffield. A school that SHE wants to be responsible for governing so that she doesn't feel that her daughter would only be successful by being shipped off to "the best school in the state." Also: I don't care if Polly Ruggles has kids or a husband or a conjoined twin living in her bowels, being a mother does not make you any more qualified to serve as a judge than any person that worked to bring a child into this world. If that's your argument, there are a whole lot of black folks that will expect her to recuse herself from situations that need a qualified experienced perspective of their lives! Or men, or the handicapped, or drug addicts or adulterers...so she probably shouldn't try that tactic either. Right Tim Milam folks?
When you wrote "I wrote that issue about Polly Ruggles sending her daughter to a private school in Birmingham and sent it to Shoalanda Speaks." I misunderstood. I thought you were saying that you were in Birmingham when you wrote that. I was also confused because the magnet school is not in Birmingham or Jefferson county, it is in Shelby county in the Indian Springs community. That is close to Birmingham, so I get why you said it was there. But that is why I thought you were in Birmingham, and I apologize for the mistake.

That said, I stand by the points I have made here today. Where Polly's daughter goes to school has nothing to do with Polly's ability to be district judge.

And, by the way, Polly was on the Sheffield School Board YEARS before her daughter went to Indian Springs Magnet School.

The fact is, the schools in Sheffield are great. But there are opportunities available at Indian Springs that just aren't available in Sheffield. And Polly's being on the school board is not going to change that. I think you know that. And if you are that concerned about it, then perhaps you should serve on the school board.

And I'll conclude with the following point:

The district court judge presides over juvenile matters and child support and custody cases. Because Polly has spent 14 years handling child support cases in the district attorneys office, spent 8 years on the Sheffield School Board, and has been a mom for over 16 years, these experiences do give her insight into the issues families face, and how to handle them - insight that the other candidates may not have. So, yes, she should highlight her experience on the school board. Because the issues that face parents and kids in our schools are among the same issues that come into play in the district court.

These experiences, combined with her years as a municipal judge and prosecutor, make her the most experienced and most capable candidate in this race. I have great respect for the other candidates, and I am sure they are fine attorneys. But elections are about getting the best person for the job, and I think Polly's experience makes her the best person for this job.
And hey, I respect your right to your opinion. I like Polly just fine. I just feel like she is the one that has chosen to serve on said board, and if that is it never going to happen for Sheffield to have that same type of school that she would prefer her child to go to then maybe we need to not only look at our current board being able to efficiently bring about change, but on up into the echelons of leaders we elect to do so. If I lived in Sheffield I would certainly consider it myself. Wink Best of luck to you and I appreciate and validate your right to endorse and be proactive in this election process. If we all had the same opinions on candidates there would be no need for campaigns, yes? Smiler
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Originally posted by nhiswill:
Once again s-speaks and other TMP fans creating controversy for other candidates.. This forum is just a Milam-Coker bash page.. Grow up and take your hostility where it belongs with the trash paper you created leave tdaiy out..
your so right from what I have read s-speaks is just one sided bashing other canidates,,you might as well read the national inquirer if your going to keep up with the garbage from s-speaks,,,,,,,,it's me again folks wake up and see what's right in front of your faces it is just a trash paper,,
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Originally posted by gspeaks:
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Originally posted by nhiswill:
Once again s-speaks and other TMP fans creating controversy for other candidates.. This forum is just a Milam-Coker bash page.. Grow up and take your hostility where it belongs with the trash paper you created leave tdaiy out..
your so right from what I have read s-speaks is just one sided bashing other canidates,,you might as well read the national inquirer if your going to keep up with the garbage from s-speaks,,,,,,,,it's me again folks wake up and see what's right in front of your faces it is just a trash paper,,


Would that be because the blog asked that no matter who you voted for in the election, just please don't vote for the one that's a crook & liar? And what paper? I don't see any paper. I know I don't know the right words, but I'm not that bad!
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Originally posted by Trutooit-II:
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Originally posted by gspeaks:
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Originally posted by nhiswill:
Once again s-speaks and other TMP fans creating controversy for other candidates.. This forum is just a Milam-Coker bash page.. Grow up and take your hostility where it belongs with the trash paper you created leave tdaiy out..
your so right from what I have read s-speaks is just one sided bashing other canidates,,you might as well read the national inquirer if your going to keep up with the garbage from s-speaks,,,,,,,,it's me again folks wake up and see what's right in front of your faces it is just a trash paper,,


Would that be because the blog asked that no matter who you voted for in the election, just please don't vote for the one that's a crook & liar? And what paper? I don't see any paper. I know I don't know the right words, but I'm not that bad!


In the very first thread that bashed Tim Milam for his statement, I called you out as a Tina Parker supporter. You denied it, claimed you had no affiliation with her. I stated you would come out and endorse her. That was 2 months ago.
Well guess what, you did exactly what I said you would do.
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Originally posted by Jugflier:
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Originally posted by Trutooit-II:
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Originally posted by gspeaks:
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Originally posted by nhiswill:
Once again s-speaks and other TMP fans creating controversy for other candidates.. This forum is just a Milam-Coker bash page.. Grow up and take your hostility where it belongs with the trash paper you created leave tdaiy out..
your so right from what I have read s-speaks is just one sided bashing other canidates,,you might as well read the national inquirer if your going to keep up with the garbage from s-speaks,,,,,,,,it's me again folks wake up and see what's right in front of your faces it is just a trash paper,,


Would that be because the blog asked that no matter who you voted for in the election, just please don't vote for the one that's a crook & liar? And what paper? I don't see any paper. I know I don't know the right words, but I'm not that bad!


In the very first thread that bashed Tim Milam for his statement, I called you out as a Tina Parker supporter. You denied it, claimed you had no affiliation with her. I stated you would come out and endorse her. That was 2 months ago.
Well guess what, you did exactly what I said you would do.
hey jugflier been reading your comments the last 2 weeks and you seem to hit nail on the head every time,,I have lived away from colbert county for some time but intend on retiring there,,so it is quite important to keep up with whats going on,,i am not sure who I would vote for if I could but definatley leaning toward Mr. milam and second possibly Coker,,but after reading Sholanda speaks definately know who i would not vote for,,if a blog spot
didn't get finished there not very computer savy here,,lol,,but as I was saying if a blog spot like sholandas has to be that one sided it makes you definately wonder,,,keep your comments coming Jug as i seem to believ you for now,,thanks and it is me gspeaks not sholandaspeaks,,,just my observation,,voting is soon so will see,,
BTW my name is Geneva Speaks not Mrs. Milam thank you I am not afraid to hide behind a name and as I said I am not real computer savy,,guess I need to use spell check,,,in the future i will get it right (Shoalanda)hope that's correct,, but I will not sling mud as you have,,thank you Moral character is a plus in a canidate to me,,i have seen That in the things I have heard about Mr. Milam and one of the other canidates as I stated this is me again gspeaks sorry if my name gets to you I am proud of it,,,
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Originally posted by nhiswill:
not sure what Tim Milam is suppose to be worried about or how Chad Coker breaking finance law has anything to do with Tim Milam..
If you are real concerned about where HIS
$30,000 is being spent on campaign you might call his office and ask or since you each seem to know all the candidates business already... It is public documents on the who, what and where campaign finance money is coming from and where it is spent, your mudslinging is obvious and Milam must have your candidiate worried.. hmmmmmmmmm???? at least he is spending his own hard earned money and not someone elses!
I am knew to this forum and just reading older post to be informed,,,agree with you also,,mudslinging alot against Milam and Coker sounds like a few are definately worried,,,well I will catch up later gotta go to work shift change has done me in,,,it is me again gspeaks,,

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