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  • Birmingham Protesters Join National Movement to Protest Federal Immigration Policies

    07/19/2014 9:06:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    ABC News Local ^ | July 19, 2014 | By Donna Francavilla
    BIRMINGHAM, AL - Birmingham was one of 400 cities to have participated in what the group claims is the largest anti-amnesty nation-wide protest in history. The group calls themselves "Make Them Listen." They took to the streets expressing frustration with the federal government's stance on immigration. Using Facebook to get the word out, they staged a national day of protesting against immigration reform, amnesty and border surge. Car horns blared and beeped in response to the "no amnesty" and "no illegal immigrants period" signs. More than two dozen people rallied on the grassy area on Highway 280 in front of...
  • The Fragmentary South

    07/19/2014 10:31:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    Years ago, a decade ago, an old friend emailed me a classic Southern news story. It went down straight. Neat. Like a shot of Early Times. The story came out of the Mobile Press-Register in Alabama back when it was still a daily. That newspaper has since been reduced to a fragment of its old self, and now puts out a print edition only three days a week. The oldest paper in that state, the Press Register or one of its predecessors had been publishing daily since the early 1800s. The same thing happened, briefly, to Louisiana's fabled Times-Picayune...
  • Palmer defeats DeMarco in Ala 6th District

    07/15/2014 7:37:29 PM PDT · by plain talk · 29 replies
    Birmingham got news wire ^ | 7/15/2014 | cbs42
    Conservative policy analyst Gary Palmer has come from behind to defeat state Rep. Paul DeMarco in the Republican runoff in Alabama’s 6th District congressional race. With 53 percent of the precincts reporting Tuesday, Palmer led DeMarco with 62 percent. He was far ahead in all six counties in the central Alabama district. The results are a turnaround from the primary, when DeMarco easily outdistanced Palmer and five other candidates.
  • EXCLUSIVE - Sessions Warns All of Congress: Obama's New Immigration Strategy 'Threatens Foundation

    07/15/2014 3:49:40 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/15/2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has warned all of his colleagues in Congress that President Barack Obama’s new immigration strategy—his plans to legalize millions of illegal alien adults through executive power—could destroy America as we know it. “I write to inform you of a development that threatens the foundation of our constitutional Republic,” Sessions, Congress’s top immigration hawk, wrote in a letter that was hand-delivered to all 535 members of Congress on Monday and provided exclusively to Breitbart News. Sessions cites a recent report from the National Journal, in which reporter Major Garrett detailed how, despite...
  • Nursing home refused to allow Muslim worker to wear hijab, government lawsuit alleges

    07/12/2014 11:29:10 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 36 replies
    http://www.mcknights.com ^ | july 9, 2014 | stephanie h. kim
    An Alabama nursing home is being sued after it allegedly refused to allow a Muslim worker to wear a hijab on the job, according to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission last week.  Shadescrest Health Care Center hired Tracy Martin as a certified nursing assistant in August 2012, according to the lawsuit. Martin reportedly wore the hijab on Aug. 9 and was told to “remove the head covering or be subject to termination,” according to the government'spress release published Monday. Martin filed a discrimination charge with the EEOC and was fired weeks after Shadescrest received notice of...
  • Sen. Richard Shelby says Obama administration's lack of immigration enforcement will cost U.S.

    07/11/2014 6:33:12 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies
    al.com ^ | July 10, 2014 | Leada Gore
    Alabama's senior Senator said he is concerned the White House's request for billions of dollars to care for illegal children flooding across America's border may be just the first such request made by the Obama administration. Shelby spoke to Fox News before Senate hearings related to the growing crisis on the border, where as many as 50,000 young illegal aliens have crossed into the U.S. since October. The children are being detained at U.S. military bases and President Barack Obama is asking for $3.7 billion for housing and increased border security. Shelby, R-AL, said the government will have to borrow...
  • The 10 most corrupt states in the U.S.

    07/05/2014 7:59:38 PM PDT · by deport · 102 replies
    Fortune.com ^ | June 10, 2014 | Chris Matthews
    New research takes a look at decades of corruption convictions to find the crookedest states in the union. When we think of government corruption (as one tends to do), our biased minds often gravitate to thoughts of military juntas and third world governments. But, of course, corruption is everywhere, in one form or another. And it’s costing U.S. citizens big time. A new study from researchers at the University of Hong Kong and Indiana University estimates that corruption on the state level is costing Americans in the 10 most corrupt states an average of $1,308 per year, or 5.2% of...
  • Postal worker caught throwing packages into ravine (Alabama)

    07/04/2014 3:18:15 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 20 replies
    www.news965.com ^ | july 4, 2014 | samantha jordan
    Getting packages in the mail is always fun but delivering them  is probably a pain.  A USPS worker in Alabama proved just how much he hates giving rather than receiving when he started chucking packages into a ravine on his route. It was all caught on video by a resident in Birmingham.
  • Breaking: Does the new religious exemption go far enough? [HHS blocked for EWTN]

    06/30/2014 12:44:28 PM PDT · by topher · 20 replies
    SCOTUSblog.com ^ | June 30th, 2014 2:00 pm | Lyle Denniston
    Opinion analysis: Does the new religious exemption go far enough? (UPDATED) UPDATE 2:14 p.m. Acting swiftly in the wake of the Court’s ruling on Monday, and relying directly upon that decision, the Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday blocked all enforcement of the mandate against an Alabama Catholic TV network, a non-profit entity. The concurring opinion of the Court of Appeals, written by Circuit Judge William H. Pryor, Jr., argued that the accommodation, discussed in the following post, is itself likely to be struck down.
  • Republican Cochran wins with Dems, should Alabama close its primary to avoid it happening here?

    06/28/2014 3:51:32 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 37 replies
    YellowHammer News ^ | Cliff Sims
    Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) overcame tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel in a runoff Tuesday night after finishing second behind him in the primary three weeks ago. Although he now faces a Democrat in November, Cochran’s runoff victory likely secures him a whopping seventh term in the U.S. Senate. Alabamians were paying unusually close attention to the out-of-state race because of its potential impact on the committee assignments of one of our own U.S. senators, Richard Shelby. (SNIP) With all of the action in Republican primaries now, the teachers’ union and liberal activists launched a coordinated effort to get traditionally Democratic...
  • Video: And now, a spectacular political ad from a black conservative in Alabama

    06/28/2014 7:38:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/28/2014 | Guy Benson
    Consider this your Friday evening palate cleanser — and a very welcome one at that. As the ritual center-right circular firing squad gathers over the very ugly mess in Mississippi, I give you a delightful and clever web ad produced by an African-American conservative running for office in a neighboring state. Meet Darius Foster, a black Republican from the deep South who will not be pigeonholed:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “Now that you know a little about me, do I really fit in a box?” The spot startles at the onset (is that her voice?), arresting the viewer’s...
  • Gay, white professor sues historically black university for discrimination

    06/19/2014 9:45:00 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 41 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 19 Jun 2014 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    A white professor is suing Alabama State University (ASU) over claims the historically black university discriminated against him and his partner based on their race and sexual orientation. According to the lawsuit filed in federal court on June 11, Dr. John Garland is suing the ASU and eight current and former employees for racially discriminating against applicants for university positions and subsequently targeting him when he retaliated against those practices. “[Garland’s supervisor] expressed his opinion, stated or implied, that Dr. Garland did not belong at the University and was not ‘suited to [the University’s] type of students’ because Dr. Garland...
  • Court: Alabama Can't Criminalize Gay Sex

    06/17/2014 7:24:54 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 17 replies
    Newser ^ | June 17 2014 | Matt Cantor
    (Newser) – An Alabama appeals court has ruled the state's ban on consensual gay sex is unconstitutional. The measure banned oral and anal sex, adding that "consent is no defense to a prosecution under this subdivision"; in a unanimous ruling, judges said the law was aimed at banning gay sex, KSDK reports. The American Civil Liberties Union applauded the decision. "Aiming to ban consensual sex is flat out wrong," says its executive director. "A person's sexual orientation shouldn't matter." The case at hand involved an Alabama man convicted of sexual misconduct in 2010. Dewayne Williams said he'd had consensual anal...
  • Court overturns Alabama's gay-sex ban

    06/16/2014 3:34:19 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 17 replies
    BeaaumontEnterprise.com ^ | 06/16/2014 | AP
    A state law criminalizing consensual homosexual conduct is unconstitutional, an Alabama appeals court has ruled. The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals declared the so-called sexual-misconduct law unconstitutional based on a 2003 U.S. Supreme Court decision that overturned a similar Texas law on due-process grounds. The prosecutor, Michael Jackson of Selma, said Monday that he understood why the appeals court ruled the way it did, and said the decision would likely be upheld if appealed to the Alabama Supreme Court. But he said the victim is not getting a fair result because the sex in the case he was prosecuting wasn't...
  • Article V Constitution: Mount Vernon Assembly [Live Web Stream Now! Today (6-12) & Tomorrow]

    The Mount Vernon Assembly – Indianapolis FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Skip Brown skip.brown@iga.in.gov 317-232-9521 The Mount Vernon Assembly to Meet at Indiana Statehouse June 12 and 13 INDIANAPOLIS (June 9, 2014) – More than 100 state legislators representing 33 states will meet at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis on June 12 and 13 to continue establishing the rules and procedures needed for a future state-led convention for proposing amendments to the U.S. Constitution, as authorized by Article V of the Constitution. The meeting is a continuation of efforts that began in December 2013 at George Washington’s historic Mount Vernon estate...
  • MARK LEVIN TRANSCRIPT: Here's What I'm gonna do, Mitt Romney and Orrin Hatch

    06/11/2014 5:40:08 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 77 replies
    Transcript of Mark Levin, 6/10/2014 You know what I've heard? On good authority, that Mitt Romney and Orrin Hatch want one of Mitt Romney's sons to go after Mike Lee in the Republican fight -- should there be one -- because they want to get rid of Mike Lee. Who are the purists, exactly? Who are the "Big Tent" guys, exactly? Now let me tell you what I'm gonna do if these fools pull that. Listen to me, Orrin, I'm talkin' to you. I'm going to go into your state and expose you. For your lies on this show. I'm...
  • Dave Brat On What His Shocking Win Means For The GOP

    06/10/2014 9:20:00 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/11/2014 | Hannity
    Jun. 10, 2014 - 5:07 - Brat reacts to 'political earthquake'
  • Huntsville man confronts another man at skate park (Alabama)

    06/11/2014 9:16:39 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 12 replies
    The Moulton Advertiser ^ | 06/11/2014 | AP
    Kevin Weil felt his two young sons needed to burn off some energy following a Sunday afternoon birthday party, so they drove downtown to the Lydia Gold Skatepark. Another man was taking what Weil said were "lewd" pictures of two scantily-clad women lying on the graffiti-covered concrete. Weil, 38, said he asked the man if he thought the pictures were appropriate considering the park was filled with kids.The man with the camera became irate and fetched a large handgun — possibly a TEC-9 semi-automatic — from his sport utility vehicle. "He walked straight toward everybody and said, 'I will kill...
  • Democratshima - Detroit Photos Before and After (VANITY)

    06/09/2014 11:23:32 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 47 replies
    Or.. Democratrina. Far more destructive than any bomb or hurricane, Democrat locusts destroy lay waste to Detroit. This is the 'progress' they want for the rest of America.
  • Author: 2nd Amendment Made Civil Rights Movement Possible

    06/06/2014 8:12:22 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 6,2014 | Awr Hawkins
    In his new book, This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made The Civil Rights Movement Possible, journalist Charles Cobb shows how important guns were not only to leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr. but also to many black Southerners who "believed in both nonviolence and self-defense."
  • WWII vet beats obstacles to visit France for D-Day

    06/03/2014 2:35:51 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 13 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 6/2/14 | KATE BRUMBACK
    A 94-year-old man who fought for the U.S. in World War II is heading to France for D-Day ceremonies, a journey he nearly wasn't able to make because he didn't have the proof of his citizenship needed to get a passport. But after getting some help from social media and his local congressman to overcome his financial and passport issues, Sherwin Callander, of Alabama, was set to board a plane Monday night for Paris. Callander heard last month about ceremonies for the 70th anniversary of D-Day and said he thought it would be meaningful to attend. He hadn't been back...
  • Supreme Court to hear Alabama redistricting challenge

    06/02/2014 9:44:25 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 10 replies
    AP via Fox News ^ | 06/02/2014
    The Supreme Court said Monday it will consider a challenge from Alabama Democrats who say a Republican-drawn legislative map intentionally packs black Democrats into a few voting districts, giving them too little influence in the Legislature. The justices agreed to hear a pair of appeals from the Alabama Legislative Black Caucus and other Democratic lawmakers who contend the new map created in 2012 illegally limits black voting strength and makes it harder to elect Democrats outside the majority-black districts. A panel of three federal judges had ruled 2-1 last year that the new districts were not discriminatory and did not...
  • Alabamians Divided on Jefferson Davis Holiday

    06/01/2014 7:51:02 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 27 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | une 1, 2014 | IANTHE JEANNE DUGAN
    Alabama state offices will be closed Monday for an annual holiday that some residents celebrate, others would like to eliminate and some just don't understand: Jefferson Davis's birthday. The Confederacy's first and only president was captured in Georgia in 1865 and accused of treason and helping to plot to kill President Abraham Lincoln. He was imprisoned for two years but never tried, and shortly before his death in 1889, he advised Southerners: "The past is dead; let it bury its dead, its hopes and its aspirations."
  • Palin to High School Grads: You Are Our Hope, Not 'Hopey Changey BS Coming Out of Washington'

    05/23/2014 11:30:20 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 May 2014
    On Wednesday, former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) delivered the commencement speech to the graduating class of Alabama's New Hope High School near Huntsville, AL. She told them they were our country's "real hope" for the future and referenced her famous question, "How's that hopey, changey stuff working out?" from her 2010 National Tea Party Convention speech. Palin said, "You give me hope, you give the greatest country on Earth, our America, real hope, not that hopey changey stuff that they BS you with coming out of Washington, but real hope."
  • Club for Growth PAC goes negative on Will Brooke in District 6

    05/21/2014 9:20:33 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    al.com ^ | Madison Underwood
    The conservative anti-tax group Club For Growth has launched an ad attacking Will Brooke, a Republican candidate for Alabama's 6th Congressional District, as being a "liberal" due to donations he made in the past to Democrats. In response, the Brooke campaign has strongly disputed the "liberal" characterization in the Club's ad, calling it "deceitful," and highlighted Brooke's history of donations to Republican candidates. The ad, "Follow the Money," is a 30-second video spot paid for by Club for Growth's Super PAC arm, Club for Growth Action. The ad says Brooke, a Harbert Management executive, gave thousands of dollars to "liberal...
  • Remington moving two upstate production lines to Alabama one year after state passed gun control law

    05/17/2014 10:44:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | May 17, 2014 | Kenneth Lovett
    ALBANY — A year after the state enacted a tough new gun control law, Remington Arms said Friday it is moving two production lines from upstate to Alabama. Remington, which dates to 1816, said it will no longer produce its Bushmaster rifle and R1 pistol lines at its Ilion plant, which employs more than 1,000 workers. It’s unclear how many jobs will be lost in the move. But state Sen. James Seward (R—Milford) said passage of Gov. Cuomo’s SAFE Act last year didn’t help. “The fact that the lines being moved out are for products now more strictly regulated in...
  • Birmingham gang rap video glorifies cop-killing, police say: 'Thanks for showing us who you are'

    05/17/2014 10:05:45 AM PDT · by SonnyBubba · 18 replies
    AL.COM ^ | May 16, 2014 at 2:58 PM | Carol Robinson
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama - Friends of a 21-year-old man fatally shot by a Jefferson County sheriff's deputy one week ago have recorded a video lashing out at police, and some law enforcement officers countywide are on a heightened alert. The three-minute video produced by BLACK DISTRICT is a tribute to Devante Kyshon "Red Man" Hinds, who died May 9 near Walmart and Milo's on Parkway East. Authorities said Hinds tried to run a deputy over with a car and then was shot to death by lawmen. Authorities said Hinds was involved with a heroin deal when he was shot. He was...
  • Congressman Mo Brooks reacts to Russia's ban on exporting rocket engines

    05/15/2014 9:35:42 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies
    waaytv.com ^ | May 15, 2014 | Kalie Lanford
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAAY) - As conflict in the Ukraine heats-up, Russia is trying to keep the U.S. at bay, by terminating a partnership with NASA. "This is an issue we have to address if we are going to maintain America’s preeminence in space," said U.S. Rep Mo Brooks (R-5thDistrict). 
Russia has threatened to stop selling RD-180 rocket engines to the U.S., and to stop allowing U.S. astronauts to use their rockets to go to the International Space Station in 2020. "What you are seeing is the International Space Station and our military satellites have been caught up in a game...
  • IMPORTANT GOP House Primary Races: And How You Can Help (South & Midwest)

    05/15/2014 1:52:48 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 54 replies
    THIS IS FOR THE SOUTH AND MIDWEST (NORTHEAST, WEST, AND CALIFORNIA are in separate threads and updates are coming, see links below) This is an update of previous threads. There are numerous important House Primary Races! And places where we can WIN! PLEASE contribute! And if you can't contribute money ... the least we can do is go to their pages and give them a "like" or a tweet. All of these candidates are involved in primaries that are close (or could be close) against generally more moderate or liberal Republicans. All of these districts are winnable in November. Georgia:...
  • Alabama HS says response to Sarah Palin speaking at graduation has been ’100 percent positive’

    05/13/2014 8:00:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Yellowhammer News ^ | May 13, 2014 | Cliff Sims
    New Hope High School, located just southeast of Huntsville, Ala., announced today that former Alaska governor Sarah Palin will deliver the commencement address at the school’s upcoming graduation ceremony. Madison County School Superintendent Dr. David Copeland said the grandmother of one of New Hope’s graduates is a personal friend of Palin’s and played a key role in getting the former Republican Vice Presidential nominee to agree to speak. New Hope will graduate about 75 students during the May 21 ceremony, the smallest graduating class in the Madison County school district. “We normally don’t have to give out tickets to graduations,”...
  • IMPORTANT GOP House Primary Races: And How You Can Help (Northeast and South)

    05/09/2014 12:57:12 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 48 replies
    NORTHEAST and SOUTH There are numerous important House Primary Races! And places where we can WIN! PLEASE contribute! And if you can't contribute money ... the least we can do is go to their pages and give them a "like" or a tweet. All of these candidates are involved in primaries that are close (or could be close) against generally more moderate or liberal Republicans. All of these districts are winnable in November. Maine: BRUCE POLIQUIN, MAINE-2, JUNE 10th .... Open Seat Endorsed by: Maine Right to Life, Freedom Works Bruce Poliquin -- FACEBOOK -- TWITTER -- DONATEFreedomWorks: "As a...
  • Alabama Ruling Lights a Fire For Pro-Life

    05/04/2014 10:02:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 4, 2014 | Joanne Moudy
    On April 18, 2014, when the Alabama Supreme Court issued its stunning ruling in the case of Sarah Janie Hicks v. State of Alabama, not many seemed to notice and mainstream media all but ignored the Court’s actions. Yet it’s possible that this brilliant 8-1 decision has set the tone to lead the charge against the inhuman crime of eliminating children because they’re an inconvenience or unwanted. Should other states be so inclined to follow suit, all they need to do is follow the prescription set forth by the Alabama legislature and have a State Supreme Court willing to...
  • Following chiding from conservative host Laura Ingraham, District 6 hopeful Brooke fills out pledge

    05/02/2014 6:38:02 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    al.com ^ | Madison Underwood
    Conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham criticized Will Brooke, a Republican candidate running to represent Alabama's 6th Congressional district, on her show Thursday for not filling out a three-question form on positions on immigration issues from the anti-immigration group Federation for American Immigration Reform, or FAIR. After "The Laura Ingraham Show" aired, the Brooke campaign filled out the form and sent it to Ingraham.
  • 3,000 machinists union members on strike at Fort Rucker (Alabama)

    05/01/2014 6:46:21 PM PDT · by same old song · 18 replies
    Alabama ^ | 4/29/14 | Leada Gore
    Almost 3,000 members of the Machinists Union Local Lodge 2003 are off their jobs today after rejecting a contract offer from L3 Army Fleet Support at Fort Rucker. The strike began Monday due to what union spokesperson Bob Wood said were issues over working conditions, eroding seniority rights and overtime procedures. Union members overwhelmingly voted against the latest contract proposal Sunday night. "The IAM is communicating with our membership and in contact with the company and Federal Mediation in order to build a path forward to resuming negotiations and solving the problems and returning our members to the mission at...
  • Laura Ingraham hits Will Brooke on immigration

    05/01/2014 3:56:11 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | Yellow Hammer News
    "There are 11 million people in our country today who are not hear legally. We have to figure out what to do with them. Are we going to send out Paddy wagons, load them all up and ship them out. No. But we do need a path to legal status for those that are in the country illegally."
  • Alabama swimmer John Servati killed by tornado

    04/29/2014 5:26:56 PM PDT · by SonnyBubba · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 29 | Kelyn Soong April 29 at 1:13 pm
    University of Alabama officials confirmed the death of John Servanti, a member of the school’s swimming and diving team, Tuesday morning. Servati, 21, was killed Monday night during the violent storms and tornadoes that swept through the Tuscaloosa area. He died at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa after being injured in the basement of a house near campus, according to the team’s statement. “I understand that he was in a house off-campus and was hit by a retaining wall,” school spokesman Shane Dorrill said (via ESPN). “I don’t know how it happened. I do know he was with his...
  • Tornado Warning for Birmingham, AL

    04/28/2014 8:09:36 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 61 replies
    The Weather Channel ^ | 4/28/14 | Weather Channel
    Just announced on the Weather Channel
  • Group plans LGBT campaign in 3 Deep South states

    04/26/2014 11:10:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 78 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 26, 2014 12:10 PM EDT | Jay Reeves
    A national organization is launching a three-year, $8.5 million campaign to promote LGBT equality and push for new legal protections in three Southern states dominated by conservative politics and religion and known for resistance to change: Alabama, Arkansas and Mississippi. Decades after groups used boycotts, marches, sit-ins, pickets and mass rallies to end legalized racial segregation and push for equal protection for blacks, the Washington-based Human Rights Campaign is planning a new kind of civil rights movement. It’s one based on using chats and front-porch visits between relatives and friends to foster an environment more welcoming toward people of all...
  • Alabama Dem Offers $100K for Proof of White Families Adopting Black Kids; Families Show Up

    04/25/2014 6:48:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/25/2014 | Andrew Johnson
    Mixed-race families from across Alabama rallied outside the state capitol recently to demand $100,000 in cash — or at least an apology — from a state representative. Earlier this month, Alvin Holmes, who has represented the Montgomery-area 78th District for 39 years, bet a substantial purse on his claim that Alabama whites were incapable of tolerating black children. “I will bring you $100,000 cash tomorrow if you show me a whole bunch of whites that adopted blacks in Alabama,” Holmes said. “I will go down there and mortgage my house and get it in cash in $20 bills and...
  • New Obamacare fees coming in 2014

    12/26/2013 9:02:28 PM PST · by Innovative · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | Dec 25, 2013 | S.A. Miller and Geoff Earle
    Here comes the ObamaCare tax bill. The cost of President Obama’s massive health-care law will hit Americans in 2014 as new taxes pile up on their insurance premiums and on their income-tax bills. But one insurance company, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, laid bare the taxes on its bills with a separate line item for “Affordable Care Act Fees and Taxes.” Under ObamaCare, individual tax filers earning more than $200,000 and families earning more than $250,000 will pay an added 0.9 percent Medicare surtax on top of the existing 1.45 percent Medicare payroll tax. They’ll also pay an extra...
  • Alabama High Court Declares Unborn Children Have Rights

    04/24/2014 5:51:06 AM PDT · by xzins · 20 replies
    CBN ^ | 4/24/2014 | CBN
    The Alabama Supreme Court has ruled that the word "child" includes both the born and unborn. The decision comes in the case of a woman who was convicted for using cocaine during her pregnancy. Her baby tested positive for the drug at his birth. Under Alabama law that is considered "chemical endangerment of a child." The court ruled the state has a legitimate interest in protecting the lives of children from the earliest stages of their development. "God, not governments and legislatures, gives persons these inherent natural rights," Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore and Justice Tom Parker wrote in their...
  • Unborn child has ‘inalienable’ right to life ‘at all stages of development’: Alabama Supreme Court

    04/23/2014 9:19:53 AM PDT · by lilyramone · 17 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 22, 2014 | Colin Kerr
    MONTGOMERY, AL, April 22, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) –– Children in the womb should have the same legal standing as other children, the Supreme Court of Alabama ruled Friday. The decision upheld the prior conviction of Sarah Janie Hicks for “the chemical endangerment of her child,” when she exposed her unborn baby to cocaine. The boy, referred to as “JD,” was born testing positive for cocaine. The 8-1 decision reaffirmed the Alabama Supreme Court’s ruling in a similar case last year that the word “child” includes “unborn child.” Friday’s decision was a review of the lower Court of Criminal Appeals’ conviction of...
  • Tea Party-Backed Curt Clawson Wins in Landside [TPX IX Tour Live Thread]

    04/23/2014 9:13:23 AM PDT · by Syncro · 39 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | April 23, 2014 | Staff/Syncro
    Tea Party-Backed Curt Clawson Wins in Landside Congratulations! We did it! Thanks to your loyal support, we are celebrating the movement's first victory of 2014 in Florida's 19th Congressional district tonight with Tea Party-supported Curt Clawson. Curt Clawson making his victory speech Tonight, Southwest Florida voted to send a bold Tea Party conservative to D.C. Curt Clawson's unique background as a former CEO of a multi-billion dollar international company will be a powerful addition to Congress. The results tonight were clear, Curt Clawson's Tea Party message of economic growth and fiscal responsibility resonated with the voters of Southwest Florida....
  • US to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt

    04/23/2014 2:42:02 AM PDT · by zoharm · 19 replies
    US to deliver 10 Apache helicopters to Egypt
  • Four Counties in Alabama Have More Registered Voters than Adult Residents (Guess the party)

    04/22/2014 1:47:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2014 | Christine Rousselle
    Four counties in Alabama have more registered and active voters than the number of voting-age adults in the county. An active voter means the person has voted within the last four years.
  • Ala. State Lawmaker’s Awesome Gun Float/Babecue [sic]

    04/22/2014 10:57:42 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 15 replies
    National Review-The Corner ^ | 4-22-2014 | Andrew Johnson
    Ala. State Lawmaker’s Awesome Gun Float/Barbecue By Andrew Johnson April 22, 2014 1:29 PM Alabama state representative Steve Hurst has found a way to combine three American favorites — parades, gun rights, and barbecues — in one float: a large revolver.The Republican lawmaker, who also runs Haynes Street Pawn and Gun Shop in Talladega, has been parading around the giant firearm at local events to get the word out on his campaign, and signal his strong support for the Second Amendment. Hurst was one of the voices behind the state’s recent “castle doctrine” law, according to the Alabama Media Group.Thus...
  • Exclusive: Inmates to strike in Alabama, declare prison is “running a slave empire”

    04/21/2014 8:34:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    Salon ^ | April 18, 2014 | Josh Eidelson
    Melvin Ray Inmates at an Alabama prison plan to stage a work stoppage this weekend and hope to spur an escalating strike wave, a leader of the effort told Salon in a Thursday phone call from his jail cell. “We decided that the only weapon or strategy … that we have is our labor, because that’s the only reason that we’re here,” said Melvin Ray, an inmate at the St. Clair correctional facility and founder of the prison-based group Free Alabama Movement. “They’re incarcerating people for the free labor.” Spokespeople for Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley and his Department of Corrections...
  • Alabama Dem Shocks Radio Audience With His Support for a Man Marrying a ‘Little Mule’

    04/11/2014 11:24:30 AM PDT · by edcoil · 40 replies
    If a man meet a little mule and he wanna get married to the little mule, as long as he and the little mule get along all right, that’s fine with me. It doesn’t bother me any kind of way.”
  • Interracially Married Couples Insulted By Comparison of Their Relationships to Gay Marriage

    02/20/2004 2:32:42 PM PST · by ComtedeMaistre · 90 replies · 1,686+ views
    February 20, 2004 | ComtedeMaistre
    Over the past week, I had conversations with two long-time friends who are interracially married, over the ongoing controversy over gay marriage in Massachussetts and San Francisco. One is a next door neighbor in Louisiana, who is a white man married to a Vietnamese woman. The other is a black man from Seattle whom I have known since college, and he is married to a white woman from Alabama, and they are now living in Salt Lake City, Utah (we talked over the phone). Both men are very conservative Christians and very pro-family, and they feel deeply insulted when they...
  • Obamacare Ends Dozens of Poor Alabama Widows' Healthcare Plans

    04/17/2014 6:13:48 PM PDT · by kingattax · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 Apr 2014 | JOHN HAYWARD
    According to this story from WHNT News in Alabama, several dozen widows of county employees - many of them elderly and with little income - lost their health insurance due to ObamaCare. It's going to cost a cool $25 million to restore it, due to "Affordable" Care Act mandates. Therefore, under Democrat Party dogma, these widows have ceased to exist. If you listen carefully, you'll hear an audible pop as they become non-persons and vanish from mediaspace, never to be mentioned by anyone in President Obama's newsroom palace guard.