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  • Alabama Democrat: It’s OK for a Man to Marry a Mule

    04/16/2014 1:37:22 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 35 replies
    Last Resistance ^ | Apr 16, 2014 |
    Liberals always laugh at slippery slope arguments from conservatives who warn that the societal acceptance of homosexual “marriage” would lead to the acceptance of other grotesque practices like pedophilia and even bestiality. “That’s never happened in the past, and it will never happen in the future,” they assure us. But they have no standard of morality. They don’t even claim to have one. They don’t need a standard to tell them what’s permissible and what’s not. They just know that some things like homosexuality should be acceptable and other things like bestiality should not be permissible. -snip- Here’s Alabama Democratic...
  • Exclusive - Sen. Sessions Comes Out Swinging Against Secretive House Immigration Push

    04/15/2014 12:50:18 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/15/14 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee and arguably the leading intellectual force against amnesty in Congress, is coming out hard against a proposal backed by Majority Leader Eric Cantor to grant amnesty to illegal alien DREAMers who enlist in the military. “We are now in a period of very large troop reductions. The last thing this nation should be doing is to provide those few slots to persons who illegally entered the United States or who overstayed their visas while denying young Americans the ability to serve their country,” Sessions said in a written...
  • Trey Gowdy Believes Barack Obama Is Systematically Dismantling Our Nation’s Laws

    04/15/2014 12:22:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | April 14, 2014 | Sara Noble
    Earlier this week, Sen. Jeff Sessions said that the president was deliberately dismantling our law enforcement system. Megyn Kelly of Fox News asked Rep. Gowdy about that. Rep. Trey Gowdy, a former prosecutor, agrees with Sen. Sessions that the president is systematically dismantling the nation’s laws, but he believes it is to win elections not to pursue an agenda. They [the administration] do however fundamentally view their role differently, he added. Attorney General Eric Holder recently claimed that illegal immigration is a civil right, if that is so, Gowdy says, that is like saying you and I have the right...
  • AL Democrat Congressman 'Fine' with Men Marrying Mules, Calls Clarence Thomas 'Uncle Tom'

    04/14/2014 9:28:44 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Apr 2014, 12:52 PM PDT | Tony Lee
    Alabama State Rep. Alvin Holmes (D) who said Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is an "Uncle Tom" for being married to a white woman believes men should be allowed to marry mules. As Yellowhammer News, a go-to site for Alabama politics, noted, Holmes has come under fire recently for making comments about Thomas, interracial adoptions, and black Republicans. And when asked about interracial marriage, he revealed he was in favor of men marrying animals. “Now, I’m for interracial marriage,” Holmes said on a local radio show, according to Yellowhammer News. He continued: I’m for same-sex marriage. I’m the one that...
  • Whites who adopted black children rally to disprove Democrat’s racially charged abortion comments

    04/12/2014 9:27:16 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 14 replies
    lifesitenews ^ | Apr 10, 2014 | Ben Johnson
    MONTGOMERY, AL, April 10, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – More than 100 people rallied at the Alabama State House in Montgomery yesterday afternoon to disprove a Democrat's controversial remarks that whites do not adopt black children and prefer to see interracial babies aborted. In March, state Rep. Alvin Holmes, D-Montgomery, said during a debate over a fetal heartbeat bill that “99 percent of the whites who are sitting in here now, if their daughter got pregnant by a black man, they are going to make their daughter have an abortion. They ain't gonna let her have the baby.” In the same March...
  • Sen. Sessions: 'Deliberate Plan by President' to Collapse U.S. Law Enforcement System

    04/11/2014 9:27:34 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 42 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/11/14 | Craig Bannister
    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) said today that Americans need to stand up to "a deliberate plan by the president of the United States" to collapse the nation's law enforcement system regarding illegal immigration.
  • Dem’s $100K bet against ‘bunch of whites’ backfires in face of diversity rally

    04/11/2014 3:54:04 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 11, 2014 | By Cheryl K. Chumley
    An Alabama state lawmaker, Rep. Alvin Holmes, who rocked national headlines with his perceived racist claim that few whites in the nation would ever adopt black children — and who then backed his view with a $100,000 bet — may now have to pay up, or at least shut up. Faces of Families in Alabama started a Facebook page for families in the state to post their pictures and stories about their mixed-race adoptions. So far, the page has more than 7,000 “likes,” and the group is fielding new photos on a daily basis that show how families come in...
  • Transracial adoption rally in Montgomery

    04/09/2014 7:22:15 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    http://www.abc3340.com ^ | april 9, 2014 | edward burch
    A statement made on the floor of the state house last month in Montgomery got a loud reply this afternoon from angry parents. State representative Alvin Holmes said republican lawmakers would support abortion if their daughters became pregnant by black men. Holmes later said he would offer $100,000 cash to anyone who could show "a whole bunch of whites" have adopted black children in Alabama. Today at the state house, white parents who adopted mixed race or minority children said it's time for Holmes to 'pay up.' Beverly Owings is an adoptive mother of a 13-year-old bi-racial daughter. "I would...
  • A Whole Lotta Democratic Corruption Going On

    03/28/2014 4:49:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2014 | Michelle Malkin
    Has Nancy Pelosi seen a newspaper lately? (Pro tip, hon: Like the Obamacare monstrosity, you have to read it to find out what's in it.) I'd love to see her face in the wake of the veritable epidemic of Democratic corruption now sweeping the country. Pelosi's blink count must be off the charts. I'm going to make it easy on Pelosi and put all of the latest cases in one handy rogue's gallery reference list. But let's not be naive. It's clear to me that the Barack Obama/Eric Holder DOJ is clearing the decks before the midterms. Prediction: The FBI's...
  • Pelosi and Schumer: Read the Constitution

    04/08/2014 10:39:45 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 9, 2014 | Betsy McCaughey
    Democrats are hyperventilating over a U. S. Supreme Court ruling on April 2, McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi claims the ruling will turn politics into a "money war." Sorry, that happened a long time ago. For the past two decades, unions have poured massive amounts into super PACs and other legal vehicles for advertising and get-out-the-vote efforts, which favor Democrats. What's got Pelosi and other Democrats worried is competition. Last week's high court ruling could mean more money for Republican candidates, even tea party activists. The Supreme Court split 5-4 on the hot-button issue of...
  • BOOM: Mom Shoots & Kills Thief Who ‘Forced Himself into Home with Knife’

    04/07/2014 10:13:57 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 34 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 4/6/14
    An Alabama woman shot and killed a young man when he tried to break into her home, saying his car had broke down. Mikel Steven Smith, 18, was reportedly armed with a knife when he tried to break into a home located in the Booth community, close to Prattville, WSFA reports. ‘He knocked on the door and tried to gain entrance by saying he needed help that he was broke down,’ Autauga County Chief Deputy Joe Sedinger told the station.
  • BOOM: Mom Shoots & Kills Thief Who ‘Forced Himself into Home with Knife’

    04/07/2014 12:59:39 AM PDT · by kingattax · 16 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | 6 April 2014
    An Alabama woman shot and killed a young man when he tried to break into her home, saying his car had broke down. Mikel Steven Smith, 18, was reportedly armed with a knife when he tried to break into a home located in the Booth community, close to Prattville, WSFA reports. ‘He knocked on the door and tried to gain entrance by saying he needed help that he was broke down,’ Autauga County Chief Deputy Joe Sedinger told the station.
  • Former Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr., Transferred After Prison Dispute

    04/06/2014 8:34:45 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 38 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | April 6, 2014 | Michael Sneed and Lynn Sweet
    Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has been moved from a federal prison in North Carolina to a minimum-security prison camp in Montgomery, Ala., after clashing with prison officials and being placed in solitary confinement, a source told the Chicago Sun-Times. The 49-year-old former Chicago congressman had been advising other inmates in North Carolina about their rights in prison, according to the source, who said a guard took exception to that. As a result, the longtime South Side politician was placed in solitary confinement for four or five days more than a month ago, the source said. It took about...
  • WaPo's Kathleen Parker Suggests People with Southern Accents Not 'Smart' or 'Sophisticated'

    04/06/2014 3:23:19 PM PDT · by Hoodat · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Apr 2014, 9:11 AM PDT | Pamela Key
    After NBC's "Meet The Press" host David Gregory ran an anti-ObamaCare ad targeting Sen. Mark Pryor from Arkansas featuring a couple with a southern accents questioning the confusing nature of the Affordable Care Act, Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker objected to Americans for Prosperity using people with southern accents in political ads running in Arkansas: "I think you could find someone who doesn't have a southern accent who is confused by this act," Parker said. "We always seem to find the character who seems a little countrified, who can't just fathom this. You know there there are plenty of smart...
  • Alabama passes new pro-life bills

    04/05/2014 3:31:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | Published: April 5, 2014 5:26 pm | Claire Chretien
    The Alabama state legislature approved two bills this week that increase the waiting period for an abortion from 24 to 48 hours and require more documentation of parental involvement in minors’ abortions. The waiting period bill, HB 489, passed on Wednesday and is headed to Governor Bentley’s desk. Abortion waiting periods allow mothers more time to consider the facts of abortion, a life-changing decision that quite a few women report feeling pressured to make. These waiting periods are a small step to protect women from rushing into an irreversible decision. Public support for waiting periods is at an all-time high....
  • Alabama lawmakers opt to extend abortion wait period to 48 hours

    04/03/2014 10:32:27 AM PDT · by topher · 7 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 3-April-2014 | By Verna Gates
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (Reuters) - A measure to extend the waiting period for abortions in Alabama to 48 hours is headed to the governor's desk, but an effort to ban the procedure after evidence of a fetal heartbeat appears stalled in the legislative session that ends on Thursday.
  • Jeremiah Denton, Former Vietnam POW Who Blinked 'T-O-R-T-U-R-E', passes at 89

    03/28/2014 1:24:34 PM PDT · by Saint X · 51 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | 3/28/14 | Naval Institute Staff
    The former U.S. Senator from Alabama, Navy admiral and Vietnam prisoner of war who blinked “T-O-R-T-U-R-E” in Morse Code to alert the world of abuse by his North Vietnamese captors, died on Friday.
  • Former Alabama Sen. Jeremiah Denton, Vietnam war hero, dies at age 89

    03/28/2014 10:39:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 85 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 28, 2014 | Seth McLaughlin
    Former Alabama Sen. Jeremiah A. Denton Jr., a prisoner of war for more than seven years in North Vietnam, died on Friday in Virginia Beach. Mr. Denton was 89 years old. His son, Jim Denton, told The Washington Post, which first reported the news, that his father died of a heart ailment. Mr. Denton, a retired U.S. Rear Admiral, was shot down over the city of Thanh Hoa in Vietnam in 1965 and captured while leading a bombing mission. He later wrote a book about his experiences. Mr. Denton grabbed national attention in 1966 when he was forced to give...
  • Alabama Supreme Court upholds decision to toss 'birther' lawsuit, Chief Justice Roy Moore dissents

    03/22/2014 10:40:12 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 15 replies
    The Huntsville Times ^ | 03-21-2014 | Brian Lawson
    The Alabama Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal of a 2012 lawsuit which wanted Alabama's Secretary of State to certify the birth certificate of each presidential candidate before allowing their names to appear on the general election ballot. The court ruled 7-2 on the issue, with Chief Justice Roy Moore one of two justices who dissented from the majority's decision, arguing the lower court should have directed the secretary of state to check candidate birth certificates. The justices who agreed that the lawsuit should be dismissed were Michael F. Bolin, Tommy Bryan, James Allen Main, Glenn Murdock, Greg Shaw, Lyn...
  • Common Core is Uncommonly Bad Ed. Policy

    03/22/2014 9:13:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 22, 2014 | Chad Mathis
    You cannot be a rational, true conservative who opposes Obamacare but supports Common Core education standards. There, I said it. I’ve chosen now to run for public office because I don’t want to see my kids inherit an America worse off than the one I inherited – it gave me the freedom to get an education, practice medicine, start a business, and raise a family. Unfortunately, all of our constitutional protections from an intrusive government are under attack by the Obama administration. The Washington mindset of tax, spend, regulate couldn’t be farther removed from common-sense Alabama values of fiscal restraint...
  • Failure to Report

    03/21/2014 4:50:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | March 21, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    House leaders seek GAO probe of State Department failure to report Russian nuclear missile treaty violationsTwo senior House leaders on Friday requested an investigation by Congress’ General Accountability Office (GAO) into the State Department’s failure to report Russian violations of a 1987 nuclear missile accord.“It is clear from my subcommittee’s oversight that the administration did not fully disclose what it knew about Russian arms control violations when it was trying to get the New START treaty ratified,” said Rep. Mike Rogers (R., Ala.), chairman of the House Armed Services subcommittee on strategic forces.“Its all-consuming drive to protect its Russia reset...
  • Alabama Police Chief Under Fire from Atheist Activist Group for Using Prayer Walks to Fight Crime

    03/15/2014 1:18:03 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 32 replies
    christiannews.net ^ | March 14, 2013 | Heather Clark
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – An Alabama police chief is under fire from a prominent atheist activist organization for conducting prayer walks in his city as a way to fight crime. The Madison, Wisconsin-based Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) recently sent a letter to Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper to assert that his actions are unconstitutional and offensive to non-Christians. Roper, an ordained minister, is involved with the initiative Prayer Force United, a coalition between the chief, area churches and local residents to host monthly prayer walks and faith-based gatherings in areas of Birmingham that are most affected by crime. “We understand...
  • Children's pastor pleads guilty to sexual abuse

    03/12/2014 4:00:00 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 23 replies
    Baptist Press ^ | Mar 12, 2014 | Alabama Baptist Staff
    MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. (BP) -- A Baptist children's pastor in Alabama has pleaded guilty to 16 counts of sodomy, three counts of sexual abuse of a child under the age of 12 and one count of child pornography. Jeffrey Dale Eddie, the children's pastor and administrator of Highland Park Baptist Church in Muscle Shoals, was arrested Feb. 4. Eddie, who was released from his duties upon arrest, had served on the Highland Park staff for 16 years. Eddie was charged with two counts of child pornography, 31 counts of second-degree sodomy and three counts of sexual abuse of a child...
  • US Navy funds two more vessels from Austal

    03/11/2014 1:56:30 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 7 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 11th March 2014
    SHIPBUILDER Austal has received funding to build two more vessels for the US Navy, taking the value of its current order book to record levels. The company has received funds to build vessels seven and eight under a $US3.5 billion contract it has with the US Navy to construct 10 Littoral Combat Ships.
  • DAY 3: THREE more abortion centers — CLOSED!

    03/10/2014 7:02:45 PM PDT · by Coleus · 19 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 03.07.14 | Shawn Carney - 40 Days for Life
    Now isn’t that some great news? Reports have been rolling in from Texas – the state where 40 Days for Life began – that abortion facilities are shutting down left and right. The latest closures include three businesses where faithful 40 Days for Life volunteers have prayed on the sidewalks outside for years. Plus – there’s another abortion center where volunteers are very hopeful that the business they’re praying in front of will soon join the list. Here are the details.——————————————————- BEAUMONT, McALLEN AND HARLINGEN, TEXAS ——————————————————-The three businesses closing are Whole Woman’s Health in Beaumont and McAllen, along with...
  • New Abortion Clinic Closures Means More Babies Will be Saved From Abortions

    03/08/2014 6:49:24 PM PST · by Coleus · 3 replies
    LIfeNews ^ | 3/7/14 | Steven Ertelt
    The ever-decreasing number of abortion clinics continues its decline with the announcement of the closing of abortion clinics in Texas, Florida, and California.  Whole Women’s Health announced this week that its surgical abortion clinics in McAllen and Beaumont have permanently closed due to the new law passed last year that requires abortion facilities to meet minimum safety requirements, including hiring only abortionists that maintain local hospital privileges. The McAllen location had “temporarily” closed in January.Operation Rescue had lodged complaints about the Whole Women’s Health clinics in McAllen, Beaumont, and Austin after discovering they were improperly dumping “identifiable” aborted baby remains...
  • Anti-Russians display controversial US Confederate flag in Kiev

    03/07/2014 12:30:30 AM PST · by Lattero · 18 replies
    PressTV ^ | Mar 7, 2014 | Caleb Maupin
    This was the flag of slave holding states in the United States that seceded in 1861, causing Civil War. Today the symbol is used by the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazi groups, and other organizations who are hostile to African-Americans. For the last several decades, protests have continued, demanding that this flag not be displayed in public places. Many people were greatly disturbed to see that the Confederate Flag is now being displayed, not in the United States, but in Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine. Larry Holmes, a civil rights activist in New York City, explained why the flag is...
  • legislator says Republicans would force abortion if daughter ‘got pregnant by a black man’

    03/05/2014 3:56:15 PM PST · by gooblah · 34 replies
    NYdailynews ^ | March 4, 2014, 10:58 PM | Sasha Golstein
    An Alabama statehouse abortion debate Tuesday moved from the realm of reproductive rights to race when one Democratic representative said the state’s Republican lawmakers would make “their daughter have an abortion” if she were impregnated by a black man. The shocking comments from Rep. Alvin Holmes (D-Montgomery) came shortly after Rep. Mary Sue McClurkin (R-Indian Springs) compared her bill to restrict abortions to the landmark Supreme Court case Brown vs. Board of Education, which ended in 1954 the legal segregation of public schools, The Birmingham News reported. Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/pregnancy-black-man-force-abortion-alabama-pol-article-1.1711010#ixzz2v8TtOSmf
  • Alabama House Passes Nation's Toughest Abortion Bill

    03/05/2014 5:50:22 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 8 replies
    NBC News Online ^ | 3/05/2014 | M. Alex Johnson
    Alabama lawmakers Tuesday passed a bill that would ban abortions the instant a fetal heartbeat is detected — a measure that would effectively eliminate most abortions. The House voted 73-29 for the measure, one of four anti-abortion bills it sent to the Senate. The bill includes no exception for women who become pregnant through rape and incest. Fetal heartbeats can be detected as early as six weeks into a pregnancy, meaning that if the Senate passes the measure and Republican Gov. Robert Bentley signs it, Alabama would join North Dakota in imposing the strictest abortion laws in the country. The...
  • Funeral Services Held for Carroll Jordan (86-y.o. murdered @ home - prepare to RAGE)

    02/18/2014 8:57:58 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 22 replies
    EAST BREWTON, Alabama - A Chickasaw man who was beaten and stabbed to death in his own home was laid to rest Thursday. Carroll Jordan died Saturday after the attack in his home January 27. “I believe a lot of people are still angry, not only us but the people that have been seeing it on the news and on the internet too, I believe people were outraged at the way it was done and the things that happened,” said Jordan’s nephew Donald Johnson. Friends and family attended his funeral and some who didn't personally know Jordan personally. “I just...
  • Remington Arms to open factory in Alabama; Cuomo aide says no jobs leaving NY

    02/17/2014 5:00:49 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 30 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | 02-17-2014 | Teri Weaver
    Remington Outdoor Co. plans to open a 500,000-square-foot factory in Alabama that would employ 2,000 people,
  • Remington Arms to open new facility in Huntsville

    02/17/2014 12:25:34 PM PST · by alancarp · 23 replies
    WAFF48 TV (Huntsville) via website ^ | Feb 17, 2014 | Sarah Broadway
    HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - [Alabama] Gov. [Robert] Bentley made a major job development announcement Monday afternoon. Remington Arms, a company that produces guns and ammunition, said they will be moving to Huntsville. The move would bring about 2,000 jobs to the Rocket City. The company is expected to move into the old Chrysler building on Electronics Boulevard.
  • Union Official Blames NY 'SAFE Act' Gun Control for Remington's Alabama Expansion

    02/17/2014 7:19:58 AM PST · by rktman · 37 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 2/16/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    A United Mine Workers official blasted NY Governor Andrew Cuomo's SAFE Act as the cause of Remington Outdoor Co.'s decision to open a new plant in Alabama.
  • 1st Amendment Uproar: University Removes Pro-Life Poster, Says 'We Have to Keep It Happy,,,

    02/17/2014 4:41:06 AM PST · by blueyon · 19 replies
    IJReview ^ | 2/14/2014 | Emily Hulsey
    "1st Amendment Uproar: University Removes Pro-Life Poster, Says 'We Have to Keep It Happy for Everybody' " Officials at the University of Alabama are facing criticism for taking down a student organization’s pro-life display. The poster, which features pictures of unborn babies and mothers who died after an abortion, was sponsored by student group Bama Students for Life. University officials stated that the display was taken down after they received complaints that the images were graphic and offensive.
  • Union official blames Remington Arms expansion in Alabama on NY Safe Act

    02/15/2014 10:15:48 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 184 replies
    Post Standard Syracuse NY ^ | 2/15/14 | Rick Moriarty
    Ilion, N.Y. — A union official said Saturday the Remington Arms Co.'s decision to open a manufacturing plant in Alabama does not bode well for Ilion, and he's blaming New York's Safe Act restrictions on assault weapons. "It can't be good," said Fran Madore, president of United Mine Workers Local 717, which represents 1,180 of the 1,300 Remington employees in Ilion. "How can it be good?" Madore said plant officials told him they wanted to meet with him on Monday. They did not say what they wanted to talk about, but Madore said he assumes it will be about the...
  • Gun maker Remington Outdoor Co. to open manufacturing plant, employ about 2,000 in Huntsville

    02/15/2014 8:18:13 PM PST · by boycott · 35 replies
    al.com ^ | 02/15/2014 | Steve Doyle
    HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Remington Outdoor Co. plans to open a plant to make and develop weapons in Huntsville that could employ about 2,000 workers, sources have confirmed to AL.com. The deal is set to be announced Monday at a special meeting of the Huntsville City Council, though sources said there may be a news conference prior to the meeting. Huntsville and Madison County elected officials declined to comment when contacted about the deal this morning. Officials with Remington Outdoor did not immediately return requests for comment Gov. Robert Bentley did not directly confirm the reports about Remington, but told AL.com...
  • Gun maker Remington Outdoor Co. to open manufacturing plant, employ up to 2,000 in Huntsville

    02/15/2014 11:12:00 AM PST · by RetiredArmy · 24 replies
    www.al.com ^ | February 15, 2014 at 8:21 AM, | Steve Doyle
    (full title): Gun maker Remington Outdoor Co. to open manufacturing plant, employ up to 2,000 in Huntsville. HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Remington Outdoor Co. plans to open a plant to make and develop weapons in Huntsville that could employ about 2,000 workers, sources have confirmed to AL.com. The deal is set to be announced Monday at a special meeting of the Huntsville City Council. Other Huntsville and Madison County elected officials declined to comment when contacted Saturday morning. Officials with Remington Outdoor and the governor's office did not immediately respond to requests for comment. However, the Huntsville City Council on Friday...
  • Democrat: I don’t like Clarence Thomas because “he’s married to a white woman”

    02/12/2014 6:46:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 12, 2014 | Guy Benson
    Hey, look – actual racism: Mary Sell @DD_MarySell Rep. Alvin Holmes, D-Montgomery, just said on House floor that he doesn't like Clarence Thomas because "he's married to a white woman." 4:35 PM - 11 Feb 2014 317 Retweets 45 favorites Liberals have angrily denounced Justice Thomas’ recent reflection that the worst treatment he’s ever endured has come at the hands of “northern liberal elites,” rather than whites in the deep south during the Jim Crow era. Northern liberal elites, for their part, are quite positive that they know Thomas’ personal history better than he does. Perhaps the silver medal of...
  • Black Dem on Clarence Thomas: White wife OK, but justice is ‘Uncle Tom’

    02/12/2014 3:11:33 PM PST · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 12, 2014 | Douglas Ernst
    Supreme CourtJustice Clarence Thomas can add another insult to the list of things “liberal elites” have attacked him for: his marriage to a white woman. While on the the floor of the Alabama House of Representatives, state Rep. Alvin Holmes, a black Democrat, explained why he so dislikes Clarence Thomas: because “he’s married to a white woman,” reporter Mary Sell of The Times Daily and Decatur Daily tweeted Wednesday.
  • Alabama Chinese restaurant owner shoots at customer who complained of a bug in her eggroll: police 

    02/09/2014 6:40:42 PM PST · by lowbridge · 86 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | february 8, 2014 | joe landau
    The owner of an Alabama Chinese restaurant named "Good Friend" allegedly shot at a customer who complained about a bug in her eggroll Thursday night. The bullet narrowly missed 20-year-old Birmingham resident Jatari Walker who told the Daily News she is scarred by the entire experience. "I can't sleep," she said. Saturday afternoon. "And since it happened I've had no appetite." Walker ordered a combination platter and eggroll from the Good Friend Chinese and Seafood restaurant on Dennison Ave. Thursday evening. After paying her $7 bill she went back to her car and discovered a roach inside. "I thought I...
  • Alabama Chief Justice, Roy Moore Sends Letter to 50 Governors Pushing for Gay Marriage Ban

    02/09/2014 5:39:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/08/2014 | BY KATHERINE WEBER
    Alabama's chief justice has jumped into the debate on same-sex marriage by encouraging all 50 U.S. governors to push for an amendment to the U.S. constitution that would define marriage as being solely between a man and woman. Roy Moore, chief justice of the state's Supreme Court, sent a letter to all 50 governors on Wednesday, encouraging their legislatures to approve of a convention that would address a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and a woman, both on a state and federal level. In the letter, Moore cited the U.S. Constitution's Article V, which forces Congress to...
  • UAB suspends high school tours of anatomy lab after student's 'selfie' with cadaver

    02/08/2014 5:59:47 AM PST · by SonnyBubba · 19 replies
    AL.com ^ | February 06, 2014 | Mike Oliver
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- The University of Alabama at Birmingham is suspending high school field trip tours of its human anatomy lab in the wake of an incident this week in which a student was caught taking a "selfie" with a cadaver. The photo was posted on Instagram after the Monday outing before outrage led to it being deleted. Despite strict guidelines against taking photos or even having phones in the area, a Clements High School senior removed a sheet and took the photo of herself grinning next to the dead body, officials said. "At this point the tours have been...
  • Meanwhile, Alabama Faces Substitute Teacher Shortage Because Of ObamaCare

    02/07/2014 3:27:53 AM PST · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    ijreview.com ^ | february 6, 2014 | mike miller
    In what appears to be yet another example of the unintended consequences of ObamaCare, WHNT in Alabama is reporting that the state is facing a shortage of substitute teachers because of the law. ObamaCare rules require that all employee working over 30 hours a week are full-time and must be provided health insurance. Marshall County, Alabama Superintendent Tim Nabors told WHNT that his district can’t afford to provide health insurance coverage to its substitutes, and will likely face a shortage due to the “Affordable” Healthcare Act.
  • Police: Wayne Court shooting was act of self-defense

    02/04/2014 7:05:57 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Huntsville Police said the woman who shot a man to death acted in self-defense. Investigators said Salena Turner was in fear for her life and shot Timothy Derrick in self defense the night of Jan. 24, based on evidence collected and discussed between police and the district attorney's office.
  • Bloody Sunday: Black Teens Arrested in Horrific Attacks in Alabama & Maryland (Video)

    02/03/2014 9:21:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 136 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | February 3, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Senseless and Deadly– Two black teens were arrested today following the brutal attack of an 86 year-old man in Alabama. They beat him in the face and stabbed him several times. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)In Maryland on Sunday two young teens were arrested for killing a 51 year-old woman. A 14 year-old and 16 year-old teen were arrested this weekend for the murder of 51 year-old Kimberly Leto.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)ABC2 reported: Two teenagers have been arrested after police say they burglarized 51-year-old Kimberly Leto’s home and killed her. “That it was a 14 and 15-year-old is unimaginable. There is a loss of life and two...
  • Alabama neurosurgeon walks 6 miles in snow storm to perform brain surgery.

    01/31/2014 1:58:26 PM PST · by SonnyBubba · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Published January 31, 2014 | Associated Press
    Dr. Zenko Hrynkiw was at Brookwood Medical Center Tuesday morning when he was needed for emergency brain surgery miles away at Trinity Medical Center. The problem was the sudden snowstorm had locked down traffic, and the neurosurgeon didn’t get farther than a few blocks by vehicle. “The cell service was bad so we were fading in and out,” said Steve Davis, charge nurse in the neuro intensive care unit at Trinity. “At one point, I heard him say, ‘I’m walking.’” Davis had alerted authorities, and they were looking for him. There were supposed sightings, but no one could find him....
  • Suspicious Package at Maxwell AFB, "Positive indication for explosives"

    01/31/2014 10:33:06 AM PST · by kristinn · 9 replies
    WSFA via WAFF ^ | Friday, January 31, 2014 | John Shyrock
    The Montgomery Explosives Ordnance Disposal and base security officials at Maxwell Air Force Base are responding to a report of a suspicious package. The package, found during a routine inspection, "gave a positive indication for explosives", according to officials. Officials say the package, discovered around 10 a.m. in the base post office, is about the size of a box of blank checks.
  • Running Scared - Senate Democrats flee from Obama

    01/30/2014 3:23:30 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/30/14 | David Rutz
    Vulnerable Senate Democrats in several states are running for re-election and away from President Obama in 2014. Sen. Mark Pryor (D., Ark.) is facing a difficult fight against Republican challenger Rep. Tom Cotton, with Pryor saddled particularly by his support for Obamacare. The president’s health care law is deeply unpopular there, and Pryor has done his best to distance himself, pronouncing himself “disappointed” with Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night. A vulnerable Sen. Mary Landrieu (D., La.) also said she was displeased with Obama’s speech, particularly for not tackling the issue of the Keystone Pipeline. Sen. Mark Begich...
  • Doctor walks six miles in snow to perform life-saving brain surgery at Trinity Medical Center

    01/30/2014 10:35:16 AM PST · by Kartographer · 26 replies
    AL.com ^ | 1/29/14 | Mike Oliver
    Dr. Zenko Hrynkiw was at Brookwood Medical Center Tuesday morning when he was needed for emergency brain surgery at Trinity Medical Center. The problem was the sudden snowstorm had locked down traffic, and the neurosurgeon didn't get farther than a few blocks. "The cell service was bad so we were fading in and out," said Steve Davis, charge nurse in the neuro intensive care unit at Trinity. "At one point, I heard him say, 'I'm walking.'"
  • Chick-fil-A gives free food to motorists stranded in Southern snowstorm

    01/29/2014 12:51:54 PM PST · by Liz · 18 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/29/14 | TODD STARNES
    Motorists stranded on Highway 280, Birmingham, Ala, found food and shelter thanks to the kindness and generosity of Chick-fil-A owner, Mark Meadows. Founded by a Christian family, it’s no secret that the business is run on biblical values. Once Chick-Fil-a determined that stranded drivers, stuck in their cars for nearly seven hours, went without food or water, the Chick-fil-A staff went into action, cooking several hundred sandwiches then braving the icy storm to hand out the sandwiches. Chick-Fil-a staffers braved the falling snow and ice, slipping and sliding, as they offered their famous hot juicy chicken breasts tucked between two...