Perry County, Alabama (extremely poor, heavily African-American, and a solidly democratic stronghold in an otherwise red state), members of the county commission decided to set aside the second Monday in November as “Barack Obama Day.” And it won’t be a holiday in name only. Each year on Obama Day, the county will close down its offices and all of its workers — about 60 of them — will get the day off, with pay. The only problem, according to Brett Harrison, the lone member of the five-person commission to vote against the resolution, is that the holiday will cost the county several thousand dollars — mostly in payroll expenses. *** What a joke. This county can't pay their bills as it is. They are constantly under investigation for voter fraud. (Several are in jail for actually buying votes). In past elections recently, the number of absentee voters has numbered 1000% over the state's norm. The number of votes cast in 2000 and 2004 exceeded the number of registered voters. And every time officials try and clean that dump up, the corrupt leadership there cries "race!" and nothing gets done. Alabama Baptists have a girls' college--Judson college (an oustanding institution) there...it barely hangs on; one reason being that it is in a horrible location...a county full of corruption and graft, that refuses to be fixed; a county whose three biggest industries are crime, drugs, and welfare; and a county that would rather have an "Obama day" and further increase its debt rather than solve its problems. Some folks is just plain stew-pid.