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  • The Cruel Secret Behind Tennessee's Walking Horses [Big Lick Only-17min video]

    11/26/2015 2:40:07 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 7 replies
    SPS Dateline [YouTube-Journeyman] ^ | September 2014 | Ashley Hamer (research)
    Walk of Shame: How Tennessee's famous high-stepping horse became the latest animal-cruelty scandal
  • How Ted Cruz Would Have Handled That Heckler from Black Lives Matter Differently Than Donald Trump

    11/23/2015 9:49:42 AM PST · by Isara · 190 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 11.23.15 | Aaron Goldstein
    A handful of Donald Trump's supporters played right into the hands of Black Lives Matter when they roughed up one of their members who was heckling Trump at a rally in Birmingham, Alabama over the weekend. From the podium, Trump shouted to the heckler "get the hell out of here" and told security to "throw him out." ...Trump added fuel to the fire during an appearance on FOX News when he said, "Maybe he should have been roughed up because it was absolutely disgusting what he was doing." Trump also claimed the heckler, who has been identified as Mercutio Southall,...
  • Black Activist Punched at Donald Trump Rally in Birmingham

    11/22/2015 5:08:34 AM PST · by kristinn · 110 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, November 22, 2015 | Jenna Johnson and Mary Jordan
    A white man punched and attempted to choke a black protester who was thrown on the ground at a Donald Trump rally in Birmingham on Saturday morning, as an onlooker yelled, "Don't choke him! Don't choke him!" The protester, identified by local media as well-known activist Mercutio Southall Jr., started shouting during Trump's speech and could be heard yelling, "Black lives matter!" A fight broke out around him, prompting Trump to briefly halt the rally and demand removal of Southall. "Get him the hell out of here, will you please?" Trump said. The crowd alternated between cheering and booing as...
  • Trump: Black Lives Matter Protester Allegedly Punched At Rally ‘Should Have Been Roughed Up’

    11/22/2015 5:48:22 PM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/22/15 | Derek Hunter
    Mercutio Southall Jr., a Black Lives Matter protester, was allegedly punched at a Donald Trump rally in Alabama after he disrupted the event by yelling “Black lives matter.” Reports also claim someone attempted to choke Southall as well.When the ruckus broke out, the crowd immediately booed and shouted down Southall with chants of “All lives matter.”For his part, Trump can be heard saying from the stage, “Get him the hell out of here, will you, please?”Appearing on Fox and Friends the morning after the dust up, Trump was unapologetic. The GOP frontrunner said Southall, “was so obnoxious and so loud,...
  • Trump tweet on African-American crime sets off firestorm

    11/22/2015 5:39:29 PM PST · by markomalley · 65 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/22/15 | Curt Mills
    Donald Trump's notorious Twitter presence landed him in a little hot water with segments of the internet commentariat Sunday with a tweet about black-on-black crime.Trump appears to have been arguing that the new national focus on criminal justice reform is perhaps misguided, as most slain African-Americans are killed by other African-Americans, not police officers. Trump's argument and the graphic he shared immediately drew the ire of some thinkers. Some argued that Trump was pandering to sentiment that was already prevalent within the Republican base.Additionally, some took exception to the veracity of the claims in Trump's graphic, arguing particularly that the...
  • Trump takes heat for tweet about black murder rates

    11/22/2015 2:15:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 22, 2015 | Cory Bennett
    Donald Trump is taking heat on social media for a Sunday afternoon tweet of statistics purporting to show that the vast majority of murdered black people in the U.S. are killed by other black people. The tweet was apparently Trump’s response to a Twitter thread about support from white supremacists for the GOP front-runner. It also comes the day after a Black Lives Matter protester said he was physically and verbally assaulted at a Trump rally. The image Trump posted includes a list of “USA Crime Statistics ~ 2015.” The two that are highlighted are “Blacks Killed by Police ~~...
  • Diamond and Silk tell a BLM Protester how to Act at a Donald Trump Rally

    11/22/2015 3:16:52 PM PST · by digger48 · 34 replies
    You Tube ^ | Nov 22, 2015 | The Viewers View
    The girls are back with a new one on the BLM activist at Trumps rally
  • Donald Trump on his Black Lives Matter heckler: 'Maybe he should have been roughed up'

    11/22/2015 10:34:07 AM PST · by Fhios · 42 replies
    Business Insider via Yahoo ^ | 11/22/2015 | Colin Campbel
    During a Sunday-morning interview, real-estate mogul Donald Trump expressed some support for his fans who reportedly punched and kicked a heckler the day before at a presidential-campaign rally.
  • Fulop: Trump 'shamefully politicizing' 9/11 attacks

    11/22/2015 9:24:36 AM PST · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | November 22, 2015
    Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop today ripped into Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump for saying he saw 'thousands of people' in Jersey City cheer when the World Trade Center was destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001. "Trump is plain wrong, and he is shamefully politicizing an emotionally charged issue," Fulop said in a statement released this morning. "No one in Jersey City cheered on September 11." The real-estate mogul and front-runner in the race for the Republican presidential nomination for president made his comments in Birmingham, Ala. He is calling for surveillance of some U.S. mosques
  • Anti-Trump Group Wants To Dissuade Supporters ‘From Voting Altogether’

    11/20/2015 9:08:37 PM PST · by markomalley · 126 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/20/15 | Scott Greer
    A new political group created by a prominent Republican consultant to take down the candidacy of Donald Trump has a unique strategy: convince the flamboyant billionaire’s many supporters to not vote.According to a Friday Wall Street Journal report, Trump Card LLC has issued a memo to potential donors that its intended goal is to not change the opinion of Trump’s supporters in favor of another candidate, but to keep them “from voting altogether.”The group, founded by GOP operative and sometime columnist Liz Mair, promises to achieve this lofty goal through a “guerrilla campaign” that attacks the current Republican frontrunner for...
  • WATCH: Trump Tosses BLM Heckler From Alabama Rally: 'Get Him the Hell Out of Here!' [2 VIDEOS]

    During a rally today in Birmingham, AL, Donald Trump told security to get a Black Lives Matter protester "the hell out of here." The African-American protester disrupted Trump during his speech, pulling off a sweatshirt to reveal a "Black Lives Matter" t-shirt and heckling the Republican candidate. He then promised that what happened to Democratic candidate Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders when his speech was taken over by two young Black Lives Matter protesters would never happen to him. In the speech, Trump told supporters that as president, he would be in favor of keeping surveillance on certain mosques and would...
  • Black Activist Punched at Trump Rally

    11/22/2015 8:42:48 AM PST · by lbryce · 1 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 22, 2015 | Jenna Johnson and Mary Jordan
    A white man punched and attempted to choke a black protester who was thrown on the ground at a Donald Trump rally here on Saturday morning, as an onlooker yelled, "Don't choke him! Don't choke him!" The protester, identified by local media as well-known activist Mercutio Southall Jr., started shouting during Trump's speech and could be heard yelling, "Black lives matter!" A fight broke out around him, prompting Trump to briefly halt the rally and demand the removal of Southall. "Get him the hell out of here, will you, please?" Trump said. The crowd alternated between cheering and booing as...
  • Black Protester Attacked at Donald Trump Rally Called 'Monkey' and Other Racial Slurs, He Says

    11/22/2015 4:58:36 AM PST · by kristinn · 112 replies ^ | Saturday, November 21, 2015 | Carol Robinson
    The Black Lives Matter protester attacked during Donald's Trump's Birmingham rally said he was punched, kicked and called "n****r" while a group of eight or nine people were on top of him. Mercutio Southall Jr., a well-known activist who said he has been tased at least 30 times and just recently marched heavily –armed through a Birmingham neighborhood to teach people about gun rights, said he is sore after today's pummeling but doesn't think he was seriously injured. "I'm alive,'' Southall told in his first interview since he was escorted out of the Birmingham- Jefferson Convention Complex. Southall said...
  • Republican: Syrian refugees coming to U.S. for a ‘paid vacation’

    11/21/2015 8:16:53 PM PST · by entropy12 · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/21/2015 | Bradford Richardson
    Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) says refugees fleeing war-torn Syria are trying to come to the U.S. for a “paid vacation” in the form of generous welfare programs. “I’m one of these folks that think we need to stop paying these folks to come here, and we’re paying them about $15,000 a year in free health care, free food, free shelter, free clothing, free transportation,” Brooks said on the Dale Jackson Show on Friday, as first reported by the liberal media outlet ThinkProgress. ADVERTISEMENT “You know, just go down the litany of wealth-transfer programs that these people are entitled to, and...
  • Trump supporters, Black Lives Matter protester clash at rally

    11/21/2015 3:34:48 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 87 replies ^ | Reena Flores
    During a campaign rally for Republican presidential contender Donald Trump in Birmingham, Alabama, on Saturday, a fight broke out between a Black Lives Matter protester and other event attendees. One video from the event, shot by a CNN reporter, shows several Trump supporters shoving and kicking a black protester on the ground. CNN reports that the man appeared to have been shouting "black lives matter," a slogan that was also printed on his shirt. The network reported that at least six attendees pushed and tackled the man when he refused to leave the event. One rally attendee can be heard...
  • WATCH: Trump Tosses BLM Heckler From Alabama Rally: 'Get Him the Hell Out of Here!'

    11/21/2015 1:29:25 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 41 replies
    Fox Insider ^ | November 21, 2015
    protestor at Trump's rally. He pulls off a sweatshirt to show "Black Lives Matter" t-shirt. Trump yells "get him the hell out of here"(Fox) — Greta Van Susteren (@greta) November 21, 2015 During a rally today in Birmingham, AL, Donald Trump told security to get a Black Lives Matter protester "the hell out of here." The African-American protester disrupted Trump during his speech, pulling off a sweatshirt to reveal a "Black Lives Matter" t-shirt and heckling the Republican candidate. This guy is heckling trump. Now being booed. "Get him the hell out of here." - Trump. #TrumpBham — Cort...
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump MASSIVE Rally in Birmingham, AL

    11/21/2015 11:13:02 AM PST · by JoeSeales · 34 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 11-21-15 | Donald Trump
    The live streams were a bit choppy so here's the full version of his speech in Birmingham. November 21, 2015: GOP Presidential candidate and front-runner Donald J. Trump held a campaign rally in Birmingham, AL and spoke to a crowd of tens of thousands at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex.
  • Gay “Marriage”: Alabama Fights Against Judicial Activism from the U.S. Supreme Court

    11/20/2015 1:58:17 PM PST · by juliosevero · 22 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Gay "Marriage": Alabama Fights Against Judicial Activism from the U.S. Supreme Court By Julio Severo The U.S. Supreme Court created homosexual "marriage" for Americans, virtually imposing this fake marriage and real gay tyranny on America last June. And, as Franklin Graham said about Obama's reaction to this creation, "Right after the Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage, he had the gall to disgrace the White House by lighting it up with the gay pride rainbow colors to celebrate. This is arrogantly flaunting sinful behavior in the face of Almighty God.' Graham is the president of the Billy Graham...
  • A New House Bill on Syrian Refugees Doesn’t Protect Americans

    11/19/2015 6:18:13 PM PST · by rmlew · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | November 19, 2015 | Senator Jeff Sessions
    The current proposal being considered in the House of Representatives in response to the president’s dangerous refugee plan — the American SAFE Act — fails to defend the interests of the American people. It is based on a flawed premise, as there is simply no way to vet Syrian refugees. Just over a month ago, officials from the Department of Homeland Security admitted before the Immigration Subcommittee that there is no database in Syria against which they can run a check. They have no way to enter Syria to verify the applicants’ personal information. And we know the region is...
  • Condoleezza Rice: I Get The Security Concerns, But The US Should Accept Refugees

    11/18/2015 10:05:12 AM PST · by bkopto · 106 replies
    TPM ^ | Nov 16, 2015 | Sara Jerde
    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Monday (in a room with a governor who said he'd refuse refugees) that she understood the concerns over the security risks, but that the United States needed to accept refugees, as reported by Rice made the remarks at the 38th annual Southeast U.S.-Japan conference, in Birmingham, Alabama, according to the publication. Among those in attendance was Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) who had released a statement Sunday that said he would not "stand complicit to a policy that places the citizens of Alabama in harm's way." He was one of 13 governors...
  • Senators rebuke Obama for 'concealing immigration history of terrorists'

    11/17/2015 7:00:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/17/15 | Anna Giaritelli
    Republican senators Ted Cruz and Jeff Sessions rebuked the Obama administration Tuesday for failing to share with Congress the immigration history of 72 people with terrorist associations living in the U.S. The senators bashed Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Secretary of State John Kerry for not providing the individuals' personal and family immigration information, which was requested Aug. 12 and expected by Sept. 4. "More than three months later the administration has not provided immigration details on a single one of the 72. It is quite telling that this administration — which seems to have...
  • 28 states refuse Syrian refugees - AL, MI, TX, LA, AR, IN, IL, MA, MS, OH, FL, WI, NC, AZ, ME, NH...

    11/16/2015 9:47:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 442 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2015 | Jesse Byrnes
    "Slamming the door in their faces would be a betrayal of our values," [Obama] said.Six Republican governors have announced that Syrian refugees won't be allowed to resettle in their states in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks in Paris. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley issued statements Sunday saying that they wanted to prioritize the safety of the residents in their states. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott; Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a GOP presidential candidate; Arkansas Gov. Gov. Asa Hutchinson; and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence joined them on Monday. "Michigan is a welcoming state and we are...
  • Governor Bentley Refuses Syrian Refugees Relocating to Alabama

    11/15/2015 7:50:32 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 107 replies ^ | 11/15/15 |
    Governor Robert Bentley on Sunday announced he is refusing Syrian refugees relocating to Alabama. "After full consideration of this weekend's attacks of terror on innocent citizens in Paris, I will oppose any attempt to relocate Syrian refugees to Alabama through the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program. As your Governor, I will not stand complicit to a policy that places the citizens of Alabama in harm's way," Governor Robert Bentley said.
  • 'Minority students have no place to feel safe on campus': Alabama students protest...

    11/13/2015 7:48:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | November 13, 2015 | Ben Flanagan
    A group of University of Alabama students held a demonstration on the steps of Rose Administration building on campus Friday to support students in Missouri and voice concerns about ending racism on their own campus....
  • Congressman Mo Brooks Endorses Ted Cruz For President, Named Chairman of Alabama Leadership Team

    11/09/2015 10:15:04 AM PST · by Isara · 3 replies ^ | 11/09/15
    HOUSTON, Texas – Today, the Cruz for President campaign announced the endorsement of Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks, who is also running as a delegate in support of Cruz for the Alabama GOP primary, which will be held on March 1. Congressman Brooks will serve as chairman of the Cruz campaign's Alabama leadership team.Last week, Heidi Cruz submitted paperwork on behalf of the Cruz for President campaign to be on the GOP primary ballot in Alabama - Ted Cruz was one of only four presidential candidates to submit a full slate of delegates."America needs a president with both a keen intellect...
  • Apparently Nate Silver Has Just Discovered The GOPe Splitter Strategy….

    11/07/2015 8:42:52 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 33 replies ^ | 11/7/15 | Sundance
    We have exhaustively outlined the GOPe road map to insure the nomination of Jeb Bush for the Republican Presidential Candidate in 2016. While the road map is rather complex, it essentially boils down to a strategy of small accumulated delegate pickups using 15-20% electoral support. GOP candidates 3 ADVERTISEMENT Candidates George Pataki and Jim Gilmore have already been disqualified from the Alabama Primary, yet they remain in the race. Only a handful of candidates (Bush, Trump, Cruz and to a lesser extent Rubio & Fiorina) have efforts underway to qualify for ballot placement in all of the states with primary...
  • Jeff Sessions: Kill The ‘Anti-Democratic’ Trans-Pacific Partnership

    11/05/2015 5:13:32 PM PST · by amorphous · 43 replies
    Breibart ^ | 5 Nov 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee-s Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, is calling for the immediate destruction of the 5,554-page Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trans-global trade deal introduced on Thursday.
  • Illegal aliens arrested in Alabama for running ‘sex trade operation’

    11/05/2015 12:13:23 PM PST · by Amntn · 42 replies
    Yellow hammer news ^ | 10/5/15 | CLIFF SIMS
    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. - Two illegal aliens were arrested in Alabama over the weekend for their participation in what authorities are describing as an "ongoing sex trade operation." Ricardo Castaneda, 33, and Humberto Erazo-Medrano, 42, were taken into custody after Albertville police, Marshall County Sheriff's deputies, the FBI and the Dept. of Homeland Security executed a search warrant on a residence in Albertville. "Officers and agents located multiple items which supported suspicions of an ongoing sex trade operation at the residence," a spokesperson for the Albertville Police Department said in a press release. Law enforcement officials did not provide any further...
  • Vestavia Hills child missing since 2002 located in Ohio

    11/04/2015 2:58:04 PM PST · by lowbridge · 6 replies ^ | november 4, 2015 | Brianne Britzius
    Julian Hernandez was reported missing by his mother in August 2002 when he was 5 years old. He is now 18. It was suspected at the time that Julian's father, Bobby Hernandez, took the child. Bobby Hernandez has been charged in Ohio in connection to the abduction and will also face charges in Jefferson County. He could face additional charges at a later date, according to Vestavia Hills police.
  • Harvard-educated professor who opened fire during faculty meeting and killed three colleagues...

    10/20/2015 8:31:21 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 October 2015 10:49 EST, 20 October 2015 | REGINA F. GRAHAM
    After five years ex-Alabama professor who opened fire during faculty meeting killing three colleagues and injuring three more FINALLY apologizes to victims and her family as she challenges her sentence Amy Bishop Anderson killed three colleagues and wounded three more during a faculty meeting at the University of Alabama at Huntsville in 2010 She pleaded guilty to capital murder and attempted murder in 2012 The professor waived her right to appeal with the guilty plea, but she's been challenging the conviction ever since with a number of claims Now she has apologized to the victims, their families and her family...
  • Alabama Teacher of the Year who left Mountain Brook for Birmingham is resigning (Not qualified)

    10/30/2015 6:46:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Alabama Media Group. ^ | October 29, 2015 | Adam Ganucheau
    Ann Marie Corgill, 2015 National Teacher of the Year finalist and 2014-2015 Alabama Teacher of the Year, has submitted a letter of resignation to Birmingham City Schools. Corgill, a fifth-grade teacher at Oliver Elementary School, moved to the Birmingham school district after teaching at Cherokee Bend Elementary School for three years - a move widely considered a step in the right direction for the Birmingham City Schools. But in the letter obtained by, she cited confusion about her certification after Birmingham and Alabama Department of Education officials recently informed her she was not qualified to teach fifth grade. "After...
  • Game warden guilty (going to jail for a good shoot)

    10/21/2002 6:46:11 PM PDT · by Mulder · 53 replies · 292+ views
    Decatur Daily ^ | October 19, 2002 | Holly Hollman
    ATHENS, Alabama With 11 law enforcement men standing guard in the courtroom Friday night, Limestone County Circuit Court Judge Jimmy Woodroof Jr. read a jury's guilty verdict in the manslaughter case of a game warden who shot and killed motorist James Sharpley. John Raley, 49, of Holly Pond stood with his hands folded in front of him and showed no emotion. The audience re-mained inside the courtroom while Limestone County deputies and an investigator escorted him from the crowded courtroom. His wife, Elaine, cried as she followed him. A prosecutor said her husband could face up to 25 years...
  • Clinton slams Alabamas discriminatory voter law

    10/17/2015 1:11:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 17, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton on Saturday accused Alabama lawmakers of advancing discriminatory laws to roll back voting rights, as she looks to shore up support with black voters. In her first visit to Alabama as a presidential candidate, Clinton elevated her call for voting rights as she condemned the states decision last week to close 31 drivers license offices. Nearly all of the offices were in predominantly black neighborhoods. She urged Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley and his Republican-controlled legislature to keep the offices open, and not just for one day a month." Here in Alabama, without the right...
  • 3 UA Students Among 4 Charged in Rape of Unconscious Tuscaloosa College Student

    10/07/2015 9:29:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 44 replies ^ | October 07, 2015 | Carol Robinson
    A woman is in a Tuscaloosa hospital and four men are behind bars after a reported gang rape. Three of the suspects are students at the University of Alabama, police said this afternoon. The victim is a student as Shelton State Community College. Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit investigators were called to a home in the 5500 block of Old Montgomery Highway about 10 a.m. Tuesday on a possible sexual assault. When they arrived, the learned the unresponsive 22-year-old victim had been taken DCH Regional Medical Center, said Capt. Gary Hood. Witnesses told lawmen they found the young woman unresponsive...
  • Alabama Democrat SLAPS Reporter For Asking About Voter Fraud Allegations [VIDEO]

    10/06/2015 9:23:58 PM PDT · by W. · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3:08 PM 10/06/2015 | Chuck Ross
    A Democratic city councilman in Dothan, Alabama struck a local TV reporter twice in the face on Tuesday after being asked about allegations that he engaged in voter fraud. According to the Dothan Eagle, WTVY reporter Ken Curtis confronted District 2 commissioner Amos Newsome over the allegations after a city council meeting and asked him if he would consider resigning Thats when Newsome, 80, lashed out, striking Curtis in the face.
  • Democrat bloodies reporter over voter fraud questions

    10/06/2015 7:10:20 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    Wolrd Net Daily ^ | Oct. 6, 2015 | Douglas Ernst
    An Alabama Democrat was caught on video attacking a reporter who confronted him over voter fraud allegations on Tuesday. City councilman Amos Newsome of Dothan, Alabama, lashed out in theDothan Civic Center parking lot after a City Commission meeting, the Donthan Eagle reported.
  • Gun Sales Rise After Gun Control Calls

    10/02/2015 12:23:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    WKRG-TV ^ | October 2, 2015 | Chad Petri
    Even with another mass shooting in the news, gun sales continue their upward trend. Newly released FBI data show this past September was the busiest September ever for gun background checkswith more than 1.7 million. Thats a 23% jump compared to September 2014. The same holds true for Alabamawith more than 56-thousand checks it was also the busiest September ever for gun sales in this state. Alabama say a 25-percent jump in September compared to the same time last year. More calls for gun control often result more gun buyingthat happened after the shootings Lafayette, Charleston and Aurora. In the...
  • Good News! Popular Tea Party Leader Becky Gerritson Announces Run for Congress

    10/01/2015 12:44:03 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 9 replies
    The gateway pundit ^ | 10/01/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Becky Gerritson from the Wetumpka Tea Party delivered a powerful and emotional testimony at the House Ways and Means committee hearing on IRS abuse inn June 2013. Gerritson began crying at one point while describing how she was abused by her government. Gerritson also told Congress that the IRS letter sent to her group was signed by Lois Lerner. Gerritson did not let the criminal activity by the Obama administration shut her down. She continues to lead conservative efforts in Alabama. Today Becky Gerritson announced she is running for Congress. She will challenge incumbant RINO Martha Roby for the right...
  • Ted Cruz's big moment

    09/28/2015 9:00:16 AM PDT · by VinL · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/28/15 | Katie Glueck
    If Ted Cruz is ever going to break through in the Republican presidential primary, the time is now. Cruz has been the workmanlike conservative of the GOP field: a strong fundraiser but no Jeb Bush, well-liked by the activist right yet unable, so far, to generate the kind of breakout moments that have vaulted his anti-establishment rivals out of the single-digit doldrums. But Cruzs supporters see the showdown in Congress over Planned Parenthood and the budget which kicks into high gear this week and could stretch into the winter, on the cusp of voting in early states as...
  • The Republicans who voted against Boehner for Speaker (Jan. 2015)

    09/25/2015 1:12:48 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 06, 2015, 02:38 pm | Cristina Marcos
    Twenty-five Republicans rebelled against John Boehner (R-Ohio), who won a third term as Speaker on Tuesday. The 25 Republicans, including three freshmen, didn't coalesce around a single alternative candidate. Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.), whose nomination for Speaker became public just minutes before the vote, attracted the most votes at 12. Meanwhile, the other two long-shot candidates, Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) only received three and two votes each. Additionally, freshman Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) voted "present" rather than voting for anyone. And two Republican lawmakers voted for people who aren't even members of the House: Rep. Gary...
  • Three injured in Sunday morning church shooting (Including newborn baby)

    09/20/2015 7:40:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Selma Times-Journal ^ | September 20, 2015 | Blake Deshazo
    Oasis Tabernacle Church was the scene of a Sunday morning shooting that injured three people.A Selma man is behind bars after allegedly shooting three people at Oasis Tabernacle Church in East Selma Sunday morning. According to Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson, 26-year-old James Junior Minter has been arrested and charged with three counts of attempted murder.James Junior MinterMinter allegedly shot his girlfriend, her newborn baby and Robert Carswell, the pastor of Oasis Tabernacle. The shooting happened during the church service around 10:25 a.m., according to Lt. Curtis Muhannad with the Selma Police Department. Muhannad said Minter was sitting on...
  • 3 people hurt in Alabama church shooting; suspect arrested

    09/20/2015 12:02:00 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 20, 2015 | AP
    An Alabama prosecutor says a suspect has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting a woman, an infant and a pastor inside a church in Alabama. Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson says James Minter was arrested after the shooting Sunday at the Oasis Church in East Selma, Alabama. Neither Minter's age or hometown were immediately available.
  • Why Alabama's loss to Ole Miss could be the beginning of the end of the Tide dynasty

    09/20/2015 5:10:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 19, 2015 | Pat Forde
    What it looks like when a dynasty wobbles: thousands of Alabama fans hitting the exits like Derrick Henry hitting a hole. With 10 minutes left in the game, their team down 20. When the going got tough, the Bryant-Denny Stadium crowd got out. What it sounds like when a power program loses its grip: the sliver of visiting Mississippi fans cheering last and loudest, celebrating their first win here since 1988 and their first back-to-back victories over the Crimson Tide ever. What it feels like when the foundation cracks: denial is in the air. They didnt beat us, Alabama cornerback...
  • Alabama will require students to learn about evolution, climate change

    09/15/2015 9:17:21 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    AP via ^ | 09/13/15
    Alabama is updating its decade-old science standards to require that students understand evolution and learn about climate change, topics that can still be controversial in the Bible Belt state. Educators say the new rules part of a major change that includes more experimentation and hands-on instruction and less lecturing don't require that students believe in evolution or accept the idea that climate is changing globally. But public school students will be required for the first time to understand the theory of evolution. And teachers will be required to address climate change, which wasn't a focus the last time...
  • Scholars study lost city of Mabila at UA

    09/30/2006 12:31:55 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies · 287+ views
    Tuscaloosa News ^ | September 29. 2006 3:30AM | Adam Jones
    It's believed to be the largest battle between Europeans and Native Americans north of the Rio Grande, but the city of Mabila remains lost... A team of historians, archeologists and geologists have come to the University of Alabama for three days to study the battle.. Their aim, though, isn't to find the city, but to compile everything known, for possible future excavations, said Jim Knight, a UA anthropology professor who helped organize the conference... Finding Mabila means addressing a host of problems ranging from suspect accounts of De Soto's expedition to the possibility that modern dams may have flooded the...
  • Miss Alabama on Donald Trump: Republicans should be 'absolutely terrified'

    09/14/2015 12:20:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 120 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | September 14, 2015 | Tanika Moore
    Miss Alabama Meg McGuffin finished as the Fourth Runner Up in the Miss America 2016 pageant tonight. But she may have landed first in the hearts of those who are sick and tired of Donald Trump. McGuffin said Trump is an "entertainer" and that Republicans should be "terrified" by the possibility of having him as President of the United States. McGuffin, Miss Alabama 2015 had a few choice words about Donald Trump as she competed for the 2016 Miss America Competition crown. Miss America judge Taya Kyle, widow of US Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, asked McGuffin the following on stage...
  • Donald Trump: Illegal Immigrant Deportations Completed In Two Years

    09/11/2015 12:40:42 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 146 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9/11/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Businessman Donald Trump told Alabama Republican leaders his deportation plan will be completed in two years. Illegal immigrants Trump plans on building a border fence with Mexico and deporting 11+ million illegal aliens. The Wall Street Journal Blogs reported: Donald Trump estimated that it will take 18 months to two years to get the roughly 11 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally to leave the country, and that he would then build a wall running along the border with Mexico. The businessmans statement made on a call with Alabama Republicans Thursday night added a bit of specificity to...
  • Donald Trump Huddles With Jeff Sessions AGAIN To Push Immigration Reform

    09/09/2015 12:54:57 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/9/2015 | Julia Hahn
    GOP frontrunner Donald Trump met again with Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the leader on immigration reform, symbolically underlining the candidates determination to shake off cheap-labor advocates in the Democratic Party and business groups. The Senator has just been amazing on the issue, Trump told reporters as he met with Sessions, shortly after Trump had spoken at a rally against President Barack Obamas Iran deal. The two met on the Capitol steps and walked inside for a confidential, unannounced meeting.
  • Other Local Officials Citing Religious Beliefs in Denying Marriage Licenses to Gays

    09/06/2015 6:52:30 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 10 replies
    Newsmax ^ | September 5, 2015 | Todd Beamon
    Not only is jailed Kentucky clerk Kim Davis citing her religious beliefs for denying marriage licenses to gay couples... In other states, according to USA Today: In Alabama, as many as 10 counties have stopped issuing licenses altogether as of Wednesday. State law says that probate judges "may" issue the licenses rather than "shall."And in North Carolina, more than 30 county magistrates have refused to perform gay marriages under a law that says officials can refrain from conducting marriage-related activities.
  • Trump Surpasses Field, Flirts With 40 Percent In Alabama Poll

    09/04/2015 7:12:46 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 17 replies
    Daily Calller ^ | 10:22 PM 09/03/2015 | Christian Datoc
    Front-runner Donald Trump has surged to a nearly 40 percent lead in the latest Alabama Republican primary poll. From Aug. 29 Sep. 1, Gravis Marketing asked 1,616 participants, assuming you had to vote today, which 2016 GOP Candidate would you vote for? Trump garnered an astonishing 38 percent, effectively matching the percentage received by the other candidates combined (38.8). In the last Alabama poll, Trump was supported by 30 percent of voters, and the real estate moguls eight point boost could possibly be attributed to his recent trip to Mobile (38.8). Ben Carson is the only other candidate to...