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Senate candidate calls it ‘sleazy politics’ Shadrack McGill facing lawsuit

Posted: Thursday, September 23, 2010 3:33 pm | Updated: 11:25 pm, Fri Sep 24, 2010.

Republican Shadrack McGill, who is running against Lowell Barron in a race for state senator, called a lawsuit filed against himself “sleazy politics” Thursday. 

“The reason good people don’t run for office in Alabama is because of the sleazy campaign tactics used by career politicians, who will do anything to hold on to their political power,” said McGill.

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  • imadem2 posted at 8:39 pm on Sat, Oct 16, 2010.

    imadem2 Posts: 15

    The bottom line is this...If you want to see the REAL Lowell Barron and who AEA REALLY represents (not the teachers mind you), go to You Tube and type in "Lowell Barron" for a wake up call that will make any NORMAL human being heart sick You will learn by watching the video that Lowell has the protection of AEA (Sheila Cornelison), a tax-funded secretary/bodyguard (errr whatever) and the Jackson County Sheriff's office...But WAIT....THERE"S MORE....What about EQUAL protection under the law?? Where was my protection when my classroom (and others) was vandalized?? Read this week's People about the young teens being literally bullied to death!! Where was their bodyguard/secretary??? Barron is a grown MAN (?) Do sheriff deputies in Alabama "like" men?? This man is NOT worthy of having our (D) next to his name one minute longer!! He does not even support our Democratic president in his efforts to reform our educational crisis that would inlcude giving parents and students their fundamental right to choose...It's their money BARRON..not YOURS!! Who in their RIGHT mind would object to teacher performance pay?? Unless...of can't perform????

  • Garry Morgan posted at 3:43 pm on Sat, Oct 2, 2010.

    Garry Morgan Posts: 355

    VOTETHEBIBLE, which Bible is that. The Bible of the Dead Sea Scrolls or the Bible of King James of England?

    You are very confused about the true history of our nation and the meaning of the Constitution. You also endeavor to not tell the truth either intentionally or out of ignorance concerning the founders intentions regarding religion.

    The founders of our nation were not religious fanatics but were reasonable men who valued freedom of practicing the religion of their choice without interference from the government. You are closer to the tyrant Kings & Queens of Europe and England than you may wish to realize. You also endeavor to present an untruthful history of the United States.

    Suggested Reading:
    "The Framers derived an independent government out of Enlightenment thinking against the grievances caused by Great Britain. Our Founders paid little heed to political beliefs about Christianity. The 1st Amendment stands as the bulkhead against an establishment of religion and at the same time insures the free expression of any belief."

    "Many well-meaning Christians argue that the United States was founded by Christian men on Christian principles. Although well-intentioned, such sentiment is unfounded. The men who lead the United States in its revolution against England, who wrote the Declaration of Independence and put together the Constitution were not Christians by any stretch of the imagination."

    Barron and Obama taking your Constitutional Rights away is simply, not true. Do you think George Bush bestowed you with many rights?

    Your property ownership rights do not give you the right to infringe on my right to be free of your public nuisance.

  • VOTETHEBIBLE posted at 7:55 am on Sat, Oct 2, 2010.


    Our country was founded by Bible believing christians, who believed in God's word so entirely they risked their lives to start this country just to be able to have a government formed with the Bible as it's foundation. They were America's first fallen hero's that bled and died and starved to create a free country for us. The constitution was wrote by Bible Believing Christians, and no-one can ever deny that. I guess they are concidered to be religious fanatics too.
    Thank God for them, or where would we be?

  • Keep it clean posted at 2:33 pm on Fri, Oct 1, 2010.

    Keep it clean Posts: 9

    Don't blow a headgasket Garry Have you read the bill that Barron introduced home rule ? I have . It involves the junk ordanince the animal control ordanince flood ordance comes right out of united nations hand book have you heard of THE NEW World Order? they are calling it agenda 21 or substainable development now so it won't be so scarry. You can order one off line you can order the book on line I can't understand why someone would vote for a person who is working to turn us into socialist ! Barron is ! When you served our country you did take an oath to up hold the constution now you are helping to do away with it by voting for Barron.He is working for the president . I have no problem with him being black matter of fact I have many friends that are black and I love them ! I do have a problem of him taking my constutional rights away and Obama is doing it so is Barron!! If the president was white I would have a problem with him taking my rights away. I will vote for Shadd because he is for the consitution.

  • Garry Morgan posted at 1:04 pm on Fri, Oct 1, 2010.

    Garry Morgan Posts: 355

    Quotations of religious fanaticism rising from the McGill Camp within this article's comment string. ((my comments in parenthesise)):

    >"VoteThe Bible," >"God will hold you accountable," ((The Bible is not running for Senate District 8. I think God will hold people accountable, particularly blasphemous, false prophets.))

    >"This battle is not with flesh and blood but with strongholds and invisable powers. We need to bow the knee to the Lord Jesus Christ and tell Him how much we need Him in this hour. I believe that many are seeing this. So lets not give any ground but stand frim in our faith. I believe GOOD can prevail. Seeing a man like Shad who is willing to put himself and his family onthe line for what is right is inspirational to me" ((Who says the McGill camp is good? Equating this political contest with invisible powers is as evil as it gets. There is nothing invisible about voters. There is nothing invisible concerning religious fanaticism.))

    > "If God is for you, then who can be against you?" > "Stand tall, Shadd. You're up against a snake, but God says the Snake loses." > "I'm so thankful that we serve a mighty God and this whole situation is no more than a nuisance to Him. God will care for His own." ((God is for you in this political campaign, are you sure about your comment, what if it is the devil who misleads you? Who is actually the snake? Equating Shadrick McGill to a Holy man and Lowell Barron as the proverbial snake is not very convincing, it is very bothersome. Do you realize you sound like Islamic extremists?))

    >"swayed and prodded by this evil Man Barron to rise up and join his evil plot to try to Destroy Shad and his campaign. Shadrack is a Godly Man that is being but in the furnace right now, but the same as Shadrack in the bible, I know in my heart he will come out unscaved." ((More Shad is Godly, no he is not, he is a human with fallibility, just like Lowell Barron. Fortunately Lowell Barron is not running around equating himself to a holy man.))

    Do you all not realize what you are doing, do you not realize the meaning of the false prophet, do you not realize the evil you are perpetrating utilizing the name of GOD!!??

    McGill camp, think and pray on the information I am providing you, think about what you are doing and how you are sounding.

  • VOTETHEBIBLE posted at 9:49 am on Fri, Oct 1, 2010.


    For the last 30 years the Scottsboro area has maintained a population of around 15,500 citizens give or take a little. But people still get married and have children so should there not be more growth? Why do we not have more businesses in this area? There are vacant warehouses and other business space that is not being utilized why is that? If Mr. Barron is "Working for Us" where is the proof? Why are people driving to Huntsville or Chattanooga to find jobs that pay enough to support their families? It has been said if you keep doing the same thing you can expect the same results. It's time for a change the times are not like they were 30 years ago and we can't keep voting in the same people and expect different results.

  • Garry Morgan posted at 9:30 am on Fri, Oct 1, 2010.

    Garry Morgan Posts: 355

    Your comments "the truth shall set you free" is one of the reasons I will not vote for McGill and what you represent.

    I have voted for Republicans against Senator Barron. This time around I'll vote for the better candidate, from what I see it is not Shadrack McGill.

    Lowell Barron and myself have had heated arguments concerning political issues. On some issues he has agreed with me, on others I have agreed with him and still others we have agreed to disagree. I am proud to say I have had the privilege and honor to debate issues and sit down with Senator Barron and discuss issues and problems of our community, state and nation.

    Your attacks are rants of ignorance. You accuse me of not supporting the Constitution when I have bleed for my nation serving for over 20 years in the United States Army Medical Corp, you have the gall to attack my loyalty, it is you which exhibits anti-American ideology.

    I have noticed a common thread in right wing extremist groups. All transfer their ignorance, errant decision making, deceit, misbehavior and prejudicial ideologies onto those who do not agree with their positions, as if only they are correct and all that may disagree are wrong. When a person or group disagrees, the attacks and lies begin in an almost psychotic fashion.

    The Legislative Delegation appointed me as their liaison to the Scottsboro Boys Museum due to my education and experiance in Race Relations, Group Relations Communications with Department of Defense and the United States Army.

    I have experienced threats and the museum has been threatened with arson from extremist right wing elements in this community. You come along and question my loyalty to this nation because of my political expression and support of a civil rights project. Then you attempt to link myself and Senator Barron to some imaginary nefarious plot of "back pocket" power.

    Lowell Barron has done nothing but support my Constitutional Rights, you and your ilk of extremist right wingers have done nothing but deceive, exhibit ignorance and make untruthful attacks.

    No, I will not vote for anything that those like you support, as it can not be good for our community or nation. Yes, the truth shall set you free and it is not with your ideology of right wing extremist ignorance and deceitful attacks.

  • The Truth Will Set You Free posted at 6:42 am on Fri, Oct 1, 2010.

    The Truth Will Set You Free Posts: 6

    It is funny that three years a go you were singing a different song you were anti Barron Now you are all about trampling on out Constitution because that is what all the elected officials are doing in Washington and state level and county including the president. Shame on you Mr. Morgan I thought yo swore to up hold the Constitution when you served. Let me see what has happened to change your mind! HUMMM It all started when Barron appointed you to a position and now you are in his back pocket.Power and money talks. We are accountable for whom we vote in office. If you want someone in that constantly trying to take our constitutional rights away (such as home rule that Barron sponsored) remember one day God will hold you accountable !

  • Garry Morgan posted at 12:03 am on Fri, Oct 1, 2010.

    Garry Morgan Posts: 355

    Which one to talk about, there's so many. I'll pick a favorite, ".One more point. A vote for Barron or Sparks is a vote for Obama. Nuff said."

    Yep nuff said from the far right wing side of local Republican extremist politics. Barrack Obama has been the most honest President we have had since Dwight Eisenhower. The problem is his skin color isn't quite lite enough for the white Republican extremists. President Obama was up front and honest about what he was going to accomplish, the Republican extremists can't stand the honesty nor the fact our President is black and the poor might receive a high standard of health care.

    Here's another observation, "Godly leaders." I know of no politician that is divine or pious, not Lowell Barron nor Shad McGill. When I hear supporters attempting to place a politician on equal footing to Billy Graham that is a loosing proposition and usually a sign there is a degree of the political platform.

    Here's the $60,000 question, "So wait, does no one care if this is actually TRUE or not?" We shall see when court time comes around. If there is not a settlement.

    A bite from McGill's website, "Seeing that Lowell Barron has been investigated by the FBI, the ABI, the Ethics Commission and the Examiners of Public Accounts, it's laughable that Lowell Barron is trying to attack my integrity." Investigations are not a court of law, after all the investigations he has never been prosecuted. Why would that be? Possibly because he is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law? Surely Mr. McGill you would expect the same justice for Senator Barron as you would yourself. Particularly in-light of your website comment, "...the Democrat District Attorney from Jackson threaten him [Shad McGill] with a criminal investigation..." Don't you believe in our justice system principle, innocent until proven guilty? Apparently some of the mudslingers in support of you do not believe in that same philosophy.

    Such is politics and politics is not "Godly" and neither is the politician, Mr. McGill has become the quintessential mudsling'n politician. That is what I see look'n at his site's News listing about calling on Lowell Barron to come clean, a lot of smear'n going on with Mr. McGill's site.

  • Lollipop posted at 7:18 am on Thu, Sep 30, 2010.

    Lollipop Posts: 1

    Of course this smacks of Barron's tactics. The good news is he's running scared. And well he should. Please, please finally vote him out. With a career politician, just look at their net worth when they enter office and what they have amassed while in office. Does that fortune come from their salary? I think not. Are the "donations" coming from his coffer or is it OUR money funding his campaign? Working for us or working to keep the status quo. Its past time for him to go.Lets do it!

  • The Truth Will Set You Free posted at 7:23 pm on Wed, Sep 29, 2010.

    The Truth Will Set You Free Posts: 6

    Go to Let's see the paper print this!!!

  • homeplacere posted at 1:10 pm on Tue, Sep 28, 2010.

    homeplacere Posts: 1

    This was expected by the McGill campaign. It is painful for the family I know especially Heather. I ask that everyone backing Shad remember to hold them up in prayer. I pray for all of the Godly leaders to have wisdom, favor and courage for the times ahead. Please join me in praying for the leadership in America. From the
    smallest town to the White House.
    This battle is not with flesh and blood but with strongholds and invisable powers. We need to bow the knee to the Lord Jesus Christ and tell Him how much we need Him in this hour. I believe that many are seeing this. So lets not give any ground but stand frim in our faith. I believe GOOD can prevail. Seeing a man like Shad who is willing to put himself and his family onthe line for what is right is inspirational to me

  • Keep it clean posted at 1:07 pm on Tue, Sep 28, 2010.

    Keep it clean Posts: 9

    very well said concerned citizen !! I remember the last time he ran against Don Stout It was terible! I think Shadd is a better man for not slinging the mud. People are tired of the mudslinging . I too have heard many voters even his own party say they will vote for ANYBODY BUT BARRON!!!!!

  • concernedcitizen posted at 12:07 pm on Tue, Sep 28, 2010.

    concernedcitizen Posts: 1

    mud slinging polotical tactics has never held much weight in determining who will get my vote. i find if you ask around 95% of voters will say they would vote for anyone running against barron! when asked why, similar stories begin to emerge. if u are in doubt dont judge by something one or two people have said. ask around as i have. remember barron, you can fool some of the people all the time or all the people some of the time but never all of the people all of the time.

  • Skittles posted at 9:09 pm on Sun, Sep 26, 2010.

    Skittles Posts: 1

    D Casey: I most definitely agree with your comment!
    Barron knows he isnt going to make Senate this time, which is why he has dug up this story from six years ago that he had no part in until now. I mean honestly Barron, this is all you got on Shadd? And to think how much we got on you! Man! ...If Shadd was the kind of person that would sue, he would have sued the Johnsons for stealing, and last minute payments-sometimes no payments for months at a time way back when! (Which explains his late payments to the other Mr. Johnson. ...You cant pay if youre not getting paid!) But he didnt sue them, because the Bible says not to sue your brethren.
    Shadd is a Honest, Hard-working, Christian man that is dedicated to his family, friends, and church. He wants to see the community a better place for our future. If Shadd wasnt running for Senate, then none of this wouldve been in the public. Anyone agreeing with me? Shadd is our next Senator! I know it, and i also know that he can get the corruption out and get the job done right! If God is for you, then who can be against you? Right Shadd? For the Shadd voters: you will not regret your decision! :) Thanks for your time! God Bless.

  • D Casey posted at 12:02 pm on Sun, Sep 26, 2010.

    D Casey Posts: 1

    A lawsuit this close to an election against any individual running against Lowell Barron, (one of Alabama’s most infamous State Senators) can only be described as a last ditch effort to prevent defeat. I say GO SHAD!

  • Former Democrat posted at 7:38 pm on Sat, Sep 25, 2010.

    Former Democrat Posts: 8

    Rosebud: read the newsarticle! Baron admits he knew about it before the newspaper and before Shadd was served. READ!!!
    tdan1973: You say you know that McGill is guilty. Prove it. Make your claim. Or do you just run your mouth because you're a Democrat?

  • VOTETHEBIBLE posted at 5:33 pm on Sat, Sep 25, 2010.


    If the Johnson's say they were going to file a lawsuit when the payment was rejected should that not have been done then, why now. And if the other Mr. Johnson knew his property was being sublent, being informed by a food vendor, why didn't he forclose. It doen't take alot of smarts to figure this all out. My response to all parties involved in a lie is this, one day you will stand before your maker will your story still be the same. And by the way which record are you standing on the DUI that was dismissed or the wake of lying destruction you have left in your path, why don't you do the right the thing? And how do you know that more people are going to respond about Mr. Mcgill's character unless you already have had thme lined up.

  • news flash posted at 12:54 pm on Sat, Sep 25, 2010.

    news flash Posts: 2

    Got some news for Lowell, you are gonna lose this race if anybody was to beat you it most
    definetly WOULD be Shad McGill......You know as well you won't get elected this time that is why you have done all that you have done! Lowell Barron IS NOT innocent.....wake up people
    he is a theif and a liar! Vote Shadrack McGill on November 2nd!

  • tdan1973 posted at 11:03 pm on Fri, Sep 24, 2010.

    tdan1973 Posts: 1

    I don't care for Barron either but I know this is true about the McGills selling property with a lien on it. And although I don't know for a fact that Barron had nothing to do with it, it is my understanding that he didn't. Barron is only out for himself. It seems that we won't be any better off with Shad McGill. It's a shame that good people don't usually run for office. And if they do, greed gets them. They have proved with the passing of the Health Bill that they do what they want and don't listen to us. They are suppose to vote our wishes but they don't. Barron probably got a copy of the lawsuit by pulling some "strings". Important people can do that. [sad]

  • Rosebud posted at 10:53 pm on Fri, Sep 24, 2010.

    Rosebud Posts: 1

    I don't know or judge Mr. Mcgill. But I would not start pointing fingers. I would let the facts do the talking,before I pointed a finger at the Senator.This is not to classy to sling mud at Senator Barron,this doesn't make him look so kind!
    No matter what you all think of the Senator personaly his record and what he has done for his district should speak for its self.Face it,he can get things done for our area,because he knows what he is doing,you put someone new in office and it will be years before north Al. will get anything.

  • JordanArnold posted at 9:53 pm on Fri, Sep 24, 2010.

    JordanArnold Posts: 3

    Long before any talk of politics, long before there was a "need" to look good for the public, and long before cameras followed and people were interested- there was a sweet and quiet family living in a cute little house in Woodville, AL. These people- The McGills- are some of the most genuine and solid people I have met in my life. When we were new to the Scottsboro area, they befriended us, and soon became our best friends. I have watched these people handle the junk life has thrown at them with dignity, love and grace. They are selfLESS people who at EVERY chance given, choose to serve others. They are wonderful examples- real people that we can look up to. The kind of people you can leave your children with. As a mother-that is really saying a lot. I know they will come through this with the same faith and courage that has brought them through every other time. Shad and Heather- be encouraged!! If you weren't a viable threat, they wouldn't be trying so hard to bring you down! VOTE SHADRACK MCGILL IN NOVEMBER! HE IS THE CHANGE NORTHEASTERN ALABAMA NEEDS!!!

  • Lee Arnold posted at 9:38 pm on Fri, Sep 24, 2010.

    Lee Arnold Posts: 2

    Lowell is a snake in the grass. You CANNOT be a career politician without being corrupt. Period. Look at the movement sweeping the nation... career politicians are afraid. Lowell is afraid. Shad, be encouraged. You have many people praying for you. If our God is for us, who can be against us? Lowell? ..... I hardly think so. Our God can easily overcome a serpent....He has done it once already! Good luck finding a new career, Lowell.

  • news flash posted at 9:03 pm on Fri, Sep 24, 2010.

    news flash Posts: 2

    Got some news for Barron.......You are gonna lose this race cause if anyone can beat you it will be Shadrack McGill! This is the year of change, are you ready?

  • palerider posted at 8:52 pm on Fri, Sep 24, 2010.

    palerider Posts: 1

    It appears to me that anyone who thinks the senator is a wonderful man who has done much for his district need not look no furter than SENATE BILL 129 which was the LIMITED SELF GOVERNANCE ACT (HOME RULE ). This wonderful piece of legislation is in full effect in Marshall County with the junk ordinance. This wonderful work of art has in the opinion of his neihbors and friends ,claimed a 86 year old 3 war veterans life causing him to have a massive heart attack over the stress of code enforcements citation for vehicles on his property. This gentleman told his friends he would have never fought a day in any war for this country if he had of known things were going to turn out this way. This exelent work has caused several commissioners in various counties who supported this wonderful legislation be unseated. Please anyone who doesn't believe what I have said visit www. marshall and Look up the bill for yourself and see who name is listed first on it. It allows searches and seizures without warrants fines of $150 a day upto $5000 and possible seizure of the property under citation if citation goes unpaid. We need new faces and attitudes in Montgomery and it appers that this is a political stunt to smear Mr. McGill

  • Watcher at the Pond posted at 4:08 pm on Fri, Sep 24, 2010.

    Watcher at the Pond Posts: 3

    The timing of this lawsuit alone smells of Lowell Barron. Any Mafia Don can file a lawsuit--but they get someone else to do it for them, of course. "Photo-op Barron" knew about this before the newspapers did. He even knew details of the suit. Either someone in the courthouse tipped him off--or he helped plan it.
    If Candidate McGill hasn't yet had threatening phone calls late at night, or call-girls running out of gas in his rural driveway, he should be aware that those are also Barron tactics. Another is veiled threats from well-dressed thugs. I was personally approached by a couple of those thugs in 2008. They opened their conversation with me by saying, "Now, unnerstan' that Barron didn't send us. We want you to know that." (That was really smart. Until then, I hadn't thought of it!) I STILL don't think much of it as a product of a man who is supposed to represent me in our state senate in Montgomery.)
    Yes, this smells like Barron's work. Stand tall, Shadd. You're up against a snake, but God says the Snake loses. Believe Him. Hang tough. You've got my vote!

  • Not A Tea Drinker posted at 4:00 pm on Fri, Sep 24, 2010.

    Not A Tea Drinker Posts: 1

    So wait, does no one care if this is actually TRUE or not? Who cares how it came to light. Yeah, some dirty things you do might not come out till you decide to run for office claiming to represent all good Christians.

    I don't care who brought up the case or why, the question is -- IS it TRUE? Is this the kind of man who would fleece a woman by trying to sell her a building HE DIDN'T OWN?

    Don't vote for a criminal just because he has an (R) beside his name on the ballot, people.

  • could-B-anyone posted at 3:36 pm on Fri, Sep 24, 2010.

    could-B-anyone Posts: 2

    LOWELL BARRON ALSO WAS A PART OWNER IN THE FUNERAL HOME AT i heard who is really helping who in that situation or should i say who is paying who

  • AM posted at 2:50 pm on Fri, Sep 24, 2010.

    AM Posts: 1

    Vote Shadrack McGill!!!!!!!!!!!! Barron is crooked as crooked gets......

  • Indian Joe posted at 1:06 pm on Fri, Sep 24, 2010.

    Indian Joe Posts: 1

    From the moment I read what this is all about I knew Lowell Barron was at work again.This man has NEVER attempted to beat his opponent with a good debate. All Lowell knows to do is a smear campaign against anyone that runs as his opponent. 28 years is enough of Barron's negativism and deceitfulness. He needs to tell the people of Jackson County how he has REALLY amassed his millions of dollars as a "politician".
    Who appointed him god over our TVA in Lu of Tax dollars. Just today I read a comment about how Lowell Barron is really "helping" the seniors in Skyline, AL by giving them back their tax dollars ($50,000.00) towards the purchase of the Community Center (previous funeral home). This was in the North Jackson Progress in an ad for Lowell Barron to be reelected. Why do people always believe that Lowell is personally giving "his money" to them??? Its our monies he is dishing out as "he" sees fit.

  • caseyb posted at 10:53 am on Fri, Sep 24, 2010.

    caseyb Posts: 5

    I think it is time for Barron to retire. We need new faces in Alabama. This is what is wrong with Alabama now having the same people in office. Alabama is behind the times because of people like Barron in office. Vote Barron out!

  • Softballmom posted at 10:48 am on Fri, Sep 24, 2010.

    Softballmom Posts: 1

    Why am I NOT surprised that Lowell Barron is involved with this? I would say he is running scaried! I hope & pray he is not re-elected!

  • FPbusinessman posted at 10:14 am on Fri, Sep 24, 2010.

    FPbusinessman Posts: 2

    One more point. A vote for Barron or Sparks is a vote for Obama. Nuff said.

  • FPbusinessman posted at 10:10 am on Fri, Sep 24, 2010.

    FPbusinessman Posts: 2

    Barron has stolen enough from all of us. Think about the bill he wants us to pass in November that takes 1 billion dollars out of the state SAVINGS acount to spend on roads and bridges over the next 10 years. Pulling that money out of savings will reduce the annual state revenue by around 33 million. I say just use that 33 million each year in a frugal manor and leave the money in SAVINGS. Does anuyone doubt that Barron will manage to get his hands on alot of that 1 Billion??
    And you are all aware that he has been buying the vbotes of the teachers here in FP lately, arent you. I was told just this morning that he is giving money to the band and around 50 bucks to each teacher. I for one would be extremly offended by his presumtion that my vote were for sale.
    This lawsuit looks like nothing more than dirty politics.

  • jcountyoldtimer posted at 10:02 am on Fri, Sep 24, 2010.

    jcountyoldtimer Posts: 6

    Why would the lawsuit for an issue with a person from Woodville and PRV be handled by a DeKalb Co. Attorney? Speculation, but I have to guess the attorney is a crony of Barron. This whole thing is just too convenient on timing. Barron knows that the public tide is turning on career politicians.

    Vote Shad this Nov. and get Barron out of office...

  • S Clark posted at 9:53 am on Fri, Sep 24, 2010.

    S Clark Posts: 3

    It seems that we are all jumping to judgment without all the facts. This seems to be the norm when it comes to politics. I cannot make an intelligent comment on the law suit because I don’t have all the facts and I don’t think anyone will until it goes to court. Concerning Mr. Barron being behind this or not is something I will comment on. As a representative of the people of Alabama, if he did know anything about this and he fills the lawsuit is legitimate, then I believe it is his responsibility to the people he represents to get the facts out for all of us to make an informed decision when we go the poles to pick who represents us. Don’t judge a person until you have walked in their shoes.

  • WeLoveLowell posted at 9:40 am on Fri, Sep 24, 2010.

    WeLoveLowell Posts: 1

    Lowell Barron is a good an honorable man and I am certain that he had nothing to do with this. Lowell has supported our state's black caucus in supporting much needed healthcare from the Obama Adminstration that will help so many of our families. He supported the serialization of ammunition and the Senator that introduced this legislation which we need passed in Alabama to help save lives from people who own guns. He and Senator Smitherman from Alabama are just about the only 2 good politicians left in this state. We need to make sure that we send these fine individuals back to Montgomery!

  • JW1964 posted at 8:41 am on Fri, Sep 24, 2010.

    JW1964 Posts: 1

    People are sick and tired of dirty politics in Alabama. The best thing to do is register to vote and get your family and friends to register to vote and then vote Lowell Barron out. I have put up a few signs for Shadd and also for the Republican party. Yesterday I noticed that two of the signs I put up were stolen, yes I said stolen, because that is what hapeened to them. Dishonest people taking down signs for Lowell Barron and the Democrat party. We need honest people to serve in our Goverenment and those who stole the signs I put up should be ASHAMED of yourselves!

  • T GOOLESBY posted at 7:42 am on Fri, Sep 24, 2010.

    T GOOLESBY Posts: 7

    Question , If Barron is not involved why would he have seen the lawsuite & why would he even comment on it ???????????????? Barron is a lair, God knows it & now everybody else shoud be able to figer it out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Barron needs to take his 100's of millions of dallors he has taken from the tax payers & go find something good he can do for somebody beside his family & friends !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Amazed posted at 12:52 am on Fri, Sep 24, 2010.

    Amazed Posts: 1

    I have to say that I am absolutely AMAZED that the Johnsons would file this suit. Not a lot of people knew what was going on when the Johnsons were months behind on their payments and Shadd was tolerant because he was too kindhearted to take action against them. Not many people knew because it isn't Shadd's nature to talk badly about people anymore than it is his nature to take back a property due to nonpayment, even if it was his legal right. I have known Shadd my whole life. He is a good and honest man who would give the shirt off of his back if he thought you needed it. His biggest fault in this whole scenario is that he was too nice and too trusting. Shame on the Johnson's for being ungreatful, deceitful opportunists. I'm so thankful that we serve a mighty God and this whole situation is no more than a nuisance to Him. God will care for His own. Be encouraged Shadd and Heather, when the enemy gets scared he will sink to all sorts of strategies to try to ensure your failure. You know you're doing something right if he is this scared.

  • a voter posted at 12:28 am on Fri, Sep 24, 2010.

    a voter Posts: 56

    I heard there was a filming crew at the building in Woodville where the Johnson's had a restaurant . They were filming one day before the lawsuit was filed I was told the name they saw on the vehicle was Town Creek Productions from Rainsville Alabama. All it would take is a phone call.

  • Innocent posted at 11:20 pm on Thu, Sep 23, 2010.

    Innocent Posts: 2

    I can tell you first hand that Shadrack McGill is one of the Godliest Men that I know. Shame on Barron for this dirty political scam. He couldn't dig up any dirt to use against him, so he had to create some. I am not shocked in the least, all of the dirty things Barron has done, this one is no suprise. However, I do believe that THIS one will come back to bite him on the bottom. Shad believes in helping people and giving them the benefit of the doubt. I know of several times the Johnson's went months without paying 1 payment, but did Shad sue them, no because he believes in the word of God that teaches us that we shouldn't sue our bretheren. Who is our bretheren? Brothers and sisters in Christ. The Johnsons proclaim Jesus as their Lord and Savior, therefore are considered brothers and sisters in Christ, yet they have been swayed and prodded by this evil Man Barron to rise up and join his evil plot to try to Destroy Shad and his campaign. Shadrack is a Godly Man that is being but in the furnace right now, but the same as Shadrack in the bible, I know in my heart he will come out unscaved. Isaiah 54:17-No weapon formed against you shall prosper. Please spread the word! Barron is behind this! He was seen with the Johnson's several times, oh and they are using Barron's Attorney[scared] yet he says he is not involved? Sounds like Barron is gonna have mudd on his face over this one.

  • stand strong posted at 10:32 pm on Thu, Sep 23, 2010.

    stand strong Posts: 1

    you know its sad that it takes this much to try to win the people over and barron is so caught up in it that he cant even stop to think how all of waht he is doing will affect the not a political person but this is gone way beyond plotics this is rediculos barron is destroying families and says he has no part if this but yet he seems to be the first one to have something to say in this...all we can do i pray that one day people will tkae the time to sit and think about how all of this is and the real situation...God has opened my eyes in a lotta ways in this campaing and its crazy how something i dont have any intrest in can do that...shaddrack is a strong man and wont back down and so many people admuire him so much for that....God bless those who are standing strong as welll as those who are being fooled by the deciet!!![wink][innocent]

  • Doctor Chapsa posted at 9:59 pm on Thu, Sep 23, 2010.

    Doctor Chapsa Posts: 3

    OFF THE RECORD: that's why we need to get rid of ALL the incumbents, Barron notwithstanding. Barrons film crew was at the restaurant in Woodville filming a character assassination movie against Shadrack McGill. Barron messed up this time. His corruption motivated mind has bit himself. Stay tuned...

  • OFF THE RECORD posted at 9:21 pm on Thu, Sep 23, 2010.

    OFF THE RECORD Posts: 15

    My question to State Senator Lowell Barron is, ('This is not politics') why would the
    words coming from the other side of mouth . Pass judgment on your opponent ?
    Or could it be rotten politics at its finest., When the comment could have been no
    comment or (' I wasn't there') or (' I don't know if that's factual or not' ) . Sounds like
    Mr. Shadrack McGill may be smelling things like the rest of us Jackson County
    voters have in the past elections. I am but one who is not afraid to stand up against
    bad bills in Alabama Congress....... What say you , Doctor Chapsa will you stand
    against bills that strip our constitutional rights ...

  • Doctor Chapsa posted at 5:52 pm on Thu, Sep 23, 2010.

    Doctor Chapsa Posts: 3

    Barron, a Democrat who has served as state senator since 1982, said he has seen a copy of the lawsuit, but denied any involvement.

    Barron IS involved. He as much as admitted. He's the only one that has seen the complaint. Why would he have seen the complaint? It was just filed![wink]