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  • Obscure law allowed Alabama sheriff to LEGALLY pocket at least $750,000 in taxpayer funds [tr]

    03/16/2018 8:07:09 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 37 replies
    A P ^ | March 16, 2018
    Full Title: Obscure pre-WWII law allowed Alabama sheriff Todd Entrekin to LEGALLY pocket at least $750,000 in taxpayer funds GADSDEN, Ala. — An Alabama sheriff legally used more than $750,000 of funds meant to feed inmates to purchase a beach house. Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin told The Birmingham News he follows a state law passed before World War II that allows sheriffs to keep “excess” inmate-feeding funds for themselves. Entrekin reported on state ethics forms that he made “more than $250,000” each of the past three years through the funds. The sheriff’s annual salary is more than $93,000. He...
  • WATCH Roy Moore Accuser Learn That She Can’t Run For Office

    03/08/2018 4:48:11 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 32 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Mar 8, 2018 | Luke Rohlfing
    Deborah Gibson, who claimed she dated Roy Moore when she was a teenager just announced her intention to run for Florida House of Representatives. There’s only one problem; she is not legally allowed to run for Congress. Before choosing to run, she changed her party affiliation from Republican to Democrat, and in doing so disqualified herself from running for office because of Florida state law. She had to be informed by the local news of this fact. Watch the video of her being informed that she can’t run for Congress after announcing her candidacy
  • Maxine Waters promises ‘reparations’ in 2020 ‘stump speech,’ vows to ‘take care’ of Ben Carson

    03/06/2018 12:52:05 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 60 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 3/5/2018
    Maxine Waters just cranked the identity politics up to “max.” The Democratic California congresswoman delivered an emotional address in Selma, Ala. on Saturday, telling her audience that she will sponsor legislation to provide African Americans with “reparations” for slavery if Democrats take back the House in this year’s midterm elections. Waters also took aim at President Trump, criticizing his feud with Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un. “This business about who’s the biggest, who’s the baddest, who’s got the biggest gun,” Waters said. “This president keeps edging that on. You know, he’s a bully. He has a bully mentality.” The 79-year-old lawmaker...
  • Alabama Ready for More Gun Control, Sen. Doug Jones Says

    03/06/2018 5:28:36 AM PST · by Flick Lives · 68 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Griffin Connolly
    Alabamians are ready for more gun control. At least that’s what their Democratic Sen. Doug Jones said. Jones wants tighter background checks for gun sales and to raise the age requirement to purchase a gun from 18 to 21, and he thinks Alabamians are on the same page. “People in Alabama love their guns, but they also love their children,” Jones told CNN Friday at an event at Birmingham’s Civil Rights Institute sponsored by the Faith and Politics Institute, reported. “And they like to be safe in theaters, and they like to be safe in churches, and I think...
  • Preacher’s Wife Works at Local Abortion Clinic, She Says “God’s a Forgiving God”

    03/05/2018 4:01:44 PM PST · by Morgana · 31 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Mar 2, 2015 | Carole Novielli
    Callie Chatman’s Linkedin page says that she is a licensed, ordained Minister New Elam Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Callie’s bio also states that she worked as a Youth Minister and Adult Sunday School Teacher and she assists the pastor in any means necessary. Oddly, it also says she works at Reproductive Health, an abortion clinic in Alabama. According to a pro-life activist who side walk counsels outside an abortion clinic in Montgomery, Callie Chatman indeed works for Reproductive Health Services abortion clinic in Montgomery. A video uploaded by pro-life activist David Day, allegedly shows that Callie’s husband, Pastor Louis...
  • Hawaii Has Gone Alabama Crazy, And Everyone Is Tua's Cousin

    03/01/2018 1:48:07 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies Sports ^ | Joseph Goodman
    Aerial fireworks are illegal in Hawaii. It's a big deal on the island of Oahu, and the police there vigilantly enforce the law. Before New Year's Eve, for example, the Honolulu Police Department released a statement and phone number for tipsters to snitch on their neighbors. This all probably sounds ridiculous to folks in Alabama, considering our love of fireworks superstores, but in Hawaii, Roman candles, rockets, exploding mortars, fountains, tubes, novelties, spinners, heck, even sparklers, are illegal. The state can and will prosecute anyone caught "purchasing, possessing, storing, setting off, igniting or discharging aerial devices" with a felony that...
  • 'One in a Million' Yellow Cardinal Spotted in Alabama

    02/27/2018 11:36:35 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 69 replies ^ | Feb 22, 2018
    By Dennis Pillion An extremely rare cardinal has birders and biologists flocking to Shelby County, Alabama this week, as images of a yellow cardinal have circulated around social media. Auburn University biology professor Geoffrey Hill said the cardinal in the photos is an adult male in the same species as the common red cardinal, but carries a genetic mutation that causes what would normally be brilliant red feathers to be bright yellow instead. Alabaster resident Charlie Stephenson first noticed the unusual bird at her backyard feeder in late January and posted about it on Facebook. She said she's been...
  • Yellow Cardinal Spotted In Alabama Considered 1 In A Million

    02/26/2018 7:38:58 AM PST · by blam · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2-26-2018
    Birders and biologists are reportedly heading to Alabama after pictures of a yellow cardinal started to circulate online, reported. Geoffrey Hill, a biology professor at Auburn, told the website that the cardinal in photos appears to be a male and carries a genetic mutation, hence the bright yellow plumage. The bird was first spotted in January. "I've been birdwatching in the range of cardinals for 40 years and I've never seen a yellow bird in the wild," Hill, who is on sabbatical in Australia, told via email. "I would estimate that in any given year there are two...
  • See the latest piece of NASA hardware built in New Orleans

    02/23/2018 5:42:55 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies ^ | Jenifer Larino
    Workers at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans East on Thursday (Feb. 22) rolled out the latest piece of hardware for the nation's new deep-space rocket. Watch the video above to see the piece being shipped out. The piece, a structural test version of the intertank that will eventually be housed in NASA's Space Launch System, was loaded Thursday morning onto the agency's Pegasus barge. The barge, first used during the Space Shuttle program, will carry the intertank to the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama for testing. Michoud Assembly Facility on Thursday Feb. 22, 2018 rolled out the...
  • Why California Should Be More Like Alabama — Seriously

    02/18/2018 10:59:48 PM PST · by blam · 42 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 2-19-2018 | Tom Manzo
    Alabama beats California — and no, I’m not talking about college football. Many Californians would bristle at the notion of being bested by Alabama. But employers aren’t so picky: Toyota and Mazda announced recently they’ll invest north of $1.6 billion dollars to build a new factory and create over 4,000 good-paying jobs in Limestone County, Alabama. This only increases the state’s vehicle production: In 2016, Alabama assembled over one million vehicles employing over 40,000 employees. Fifteen states were competing for the Toyota-Mazda joint venture; California was not even on the bench. Perhaps Toyota remembers its experience with GM at New...
  • Charles Barkley plans to bring more black plumbers, electricians to Alabama

    02/18/2018 10:05:55 AM PST · by boycott · 89 replies ^ | 2-18-2018 | Paul Gattis
    NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley has never been shy about discussing social issues or concerns within the black community. And during an interview with ESPN, Barkley talked about efforts he is making to improve life for some in the black community. The comments came on the heels of opinions shared by NBA superstars LeBron James and Kevin Durant. James said that Trump "doesn't give a f--- about the people" while Durant said, "And I feel like our team, as a country, is not run by a great coach." Barkley also chimed in on Trump in the ESPN interview. "I'm...
  • 'Forgive us, because we sold them,' says African ambassador on possible slave ship find

    02/18/2018 9:19:39 AM PST · by boycott · 61 replies ^ | 2-18-18 | Ben Raines
    "I am just begging them to forgive us, because we sold them. Our forefathers sold their brothers and sisters. I am not the person to talk to them. No! May their souls rest in peace, perfect peace. They should forgive us. They should," Posset said, wiping tears from his cheeks. "Qualified people will come and talk to them in due time. I feel so sad."
  • Senate Committee Votes to End Civil Asset Forfeiture by Police

    02/17/2018 11:05:40 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Alabama Today ^ | FEBRUARY 16, 2018 | Elizabeth Lauten
    Courts in 14 Alabama counties awarded $2.2 million to law enforcement agencies through civil asset forfeiture actions filed in 2015 – a practice some Alabama lawmakers is hoping to end. Civil asset forfeiture essentially allows law enforcement take and keep property even if its owner isn’t convicted of a crime. On Wednesday, the Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill to change the civil asset forfeiture process in hopes of protecting the property and due process rights of Alabamians. Under current state law, law enforcement agencies can seize property on the mere suspicion that it was either involved in a...
  • Trump Admin Announces Largest Oil And Gas Lease Sale In U.S. History

    02/16/2018 8:28:46 PM PST · by Rabin · 28 replies ^ | Oct 24, 2017 | Zainab Calcuttawala -Scott Angelle
    The U.S. Department of the Interior will offer offshore Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida for oil and gas exploration and development //snipp// This will be the largest such lease sale in the country's history, it will include almost 77 million acres of federal waters in the Gulf. The lease sale will be live streamed online from New Orleans.
  • Alabama House Passes Broadened ‘Stand Your Ground’ After Florida School Shooting

    02/16/2018 3:58:15 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-16-2018
    The Alabama House of Representatives voted 40-16 to expand “Stand Your Ground” the day after the Florida school shooting occurred. The vote was to broaden the statute to allow defense of life in churches. It was presented as part of an overarching goal of removing weak spots in current law so that citizens can defend themselves when an attacker strikes. The Seattle Times quoted state Rep. Lynn Greer (R-Rogersville), saying, “You got nuts everywhere just like you had in the high school in Florida yesterday. Occasionally, they show up in a church.” Democrats opposed the vote to expand Stand Your...
  • Don't Gut Civil Asset Forfeiture

    02/13/2018 10:09:35 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 84 replies ^ | February 12, 2018 | Brian McVeigh, Dave Sutton
    By Brian McVeigh, Calhoun County District Attorney and president of the Alabama District Attorneys Association; and Dave Sutton, Sheriff of Coffee County and president of the Alabama Sheriffs AssociationThe Alabama Legislature is considering legislation that would change the way civil asset forfeitures are handled in Alabama. While well-meaning, some of the proposed changes would essentially gut what is an effective crime-fighting tool while making it easier for drug dealers and other criminals to hang on to their ill-gotten gains. The result would be more crime. Unfortunately, several special interest groups have pushed a narrative that law enforcement - police, sheriffs...
  • New Book Shows Ted Kennedy Was a Kremlin Stooge

    12/02/2006 10:19:34 AM PST · by John Semmens · 14 replies · 383+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 1 Dec 2006 | John Semmens
    Professor Paul Kengor, quoting from a top-secret KGB report about Soviet contacts with Senator Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.), in his new book “The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism,” reveals that Kennedy offered to work with the Soviets to take some joint measures against the militaristic policies of Ronald Reagan in the interest of world peace. Kennedy justified his actions as the continuation of “the mandate the American people have given my family to carry out policies in the best interest of the United States and the world.” “My brother Jack didn’t get to finish what he started,” Kennedy...
  • Diary bombshell: RFK’s secret slams against Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and Gov. Cuomo

    09/09/2013 12:31:35 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    NY POST ^ | September 9, 2013 | 4:04am | By Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein
    The Post exclusively reported Sunday how Robert F. Kennedy Jr. grappled with what he called his “lust demons” and kept a scorecard of more than two dozen conquests in a secret diary. Below are more sensational details from the journal, in which RFK Jr., a member of the political elite, bashes everyone from then-brother-in-law Andrew Cuomo to the Rev. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. [SNIP] The Revs. Jackson and Sharpton “give me the creeps,” Kennedy writes in a July 5 entry. “Al Sharpton has done more damage to the black cause than [segregationist Alabama Gov.] George Wallace. He has suffocated...
  • Right revolts on budget deal

    02/08/2018 5:03:50 AM PST · by Eric Pode of Croydon · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7 FEb 2018 | Scott Wong and Melanie Zanona
    House conservatives on Wednesday revolted against a massive bipartisan deal to raise the debt ceiling and bust spending caps, complaining that the GOP could no longer lay claim to being the party of fiscal responsibility. “I’m not only a ‘no.’ I’m a ‘hell no,’ ” quipped Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), one of many members of the Tea Party-aligned Freedom Caucus who left a closed-door meeting of Republicans saying they would vote against the deal. It’s a “Christmas tree on steroids,” lamented one of the Freedom Caucus leaders, Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.). “This spending proposal is disgusting and reckless — the...
  • Bill applies felony charge to owners of dogs that maim or kill

    01/31/2018 5:03:11 PM PST · by boycott · 26 replies ^ | 1-31-2018 | Mike Carson
    Legislation moving through the Alabama State House would make owners of dogs who injure or kill people subject to felony charges. The bill is named after Emily Colvin, who was attacked and killed by five dogs in front of her home in Section in Jackson County in December. Colvin was 24. Five members of Colvin's family were on hand today when House and Senate committees approved the bill, which is sponsored in the House by Rep. Nathaniel Ledbetter, R-Rainsville. Ledbetter said the attack on Colvin happened a few miles from his home. Sen. Steve Livingston, R-Scottsboro, is the Senate sponsor....