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  • Low Tide: Has Alabama lost its air of invincibility in the SEC West?

    10/17/2014 11:31:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    SI ^ | October 17, 2014 | Zac Ellis
    Ole Miss safety Cody Prewitt offered some foreshadowing before his then-No. 11 Rebels toppled No. 3 Alabama on Oct. 4. “We understand that we haven't played a team that's going to be as good as Bama,” Prewitt told FoxSports.com the week prior to the game. “But we don't really think Bama is as good as they have been. And we're better than we have been.” Prewitt might have been on to something with the Crimson Tide. Ole Miss beat Alabama 23-17, the Rebels' first win over the Tide in 10 tries. The next week Bama squeaked out a 14-13 win...
  • Nascar SCS Geico 500 at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday October 19 on ESPN at 2:00 PM ET

    10/14/2014 8:28:49 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 135 replies
  • Possible Ebola case in Mobile County (Alabama)

    10/14/2014 5:12:27 PM PDT · by boycott · 51 replies
    Fox 10 TV ^ | October 14, 2014 | Cassandra McAboy
    MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – Mobile Fire-Rescue is taking a woman to USA Medical Center. She earlier came to the Mobile County Health Department, showing some symptoms associated with Ebola. The woman said she has family members who had been to Africa.
  • Tom Parker: the Biggest Threat to Abortion in this Generation, According to Pro-Abortion Critic

    10/14/2014 8:06:28 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 6 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Tom Parker: the Biggest Threat to Abortion in this Generation, According to Pro-Abortion Critic By Julio Severo Pro-abortion activist Nina Martin has labeled an Alabama judge as a man who “has figured out how to dismantle Roe v. Wade.” In her piece in New Republic, she also said, “Tom Parker’s writings fuel the biggest threat to abortion rights in a generation.” Yet, before nailing him to her cross, she points his “malevolent” credentials. She says that in 2005, Justice Parker spoke to a group of homeschool students at a retreat of the Witherspoon School of Law and Public Policy....
  • Tragedy in Birmingham

    08/03/2011 6:37:54 PM PDT · by Coleus · 13 replies
    Father James E. Coyle, an extraordinary priest and Knight of Columbus in the early 20th century, courageously stood up against widely-held anti-Catholic views at the risk, and then cost, of his life.The Irish-born priest was scarcely in his 20s when, after his ordination in Rome, he was dispatched to Alabama to begin his priesthood. The Catholic population in Alabama had exploded with a promise of jobs, especially in and around Birmingham’s network of coal mines, steel mills and iron foundries. Father Coyle arrived in the city shortly before a wave of anti-Catholicism flooded the country, and the revived Ku...
  • Unions set up shop at US Daimler plant (UAW/Tuscaloosa AL)

    10/04/2014 4:24:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 04 Oct 2014 07:17 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    The United Auto Workers union said Friday it was creating a chapter at the only factory within auto giant Daimler’s global manufacturing system where workers lack union representation. The local chapter aims to represent the 3,400 US employees at a Mercedes-Benz plant outside of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in the southern United States, and is being formed with help from German trade union IG Metal.“This is the formation of a local union that will become the bargaining agent for workers at this facility,” said Gary Casteel, UAW secretary treasurer and vice chairman of the Daimler workers committee. “This isn’t a petition for...
  • For Emma (Childhood Cancer Awareness)

    09/26/2014 2:00:53 PM PDT · by OddLane · 8 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | September 26, 2014 | Gerard Perry
    For those of you who might not know, this is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. September’s color is gold, which is symbolically apt in a number of ways. Most importantly, because it represents something of great and lasting value. Emma Grace Mitchell was just such a treasure, even though she preferred pink and purple herself. Nine days ago, she succumbed to a disease she had heroically fought for nearly half of her life, a life that was marred not only by the disease itself, but by the treatments-and side effects thereof-which sap the health and alter the lives of the patients...
  • Secularist to Lead Alabama City Council Meeting in Its First Atheist 'Prayer'

    09/25/2014 8:40:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/25/2014 | Stephanie Samuel
    North Alabama Freethought Association board member Kelly McCauley will open the Huntsville City Council meeting Thursday in a non-religious invocation after a secularist group threatened to sue the council over its tradition of Christian Prayer. McCauley, who according to his Meetup page was confirmed in the Lutheran Church and "dropped out" at age 23, told AL.com, "My goal is to offer a non-sectarian invocation that, I hope, will lend gravity to the meeting and point to our civic values." McCauley was invited by Huntsville leaders to give the body's first atheist "prayer" after secularist group Freedom From Religion Foundation complained...
  • The 12 Republicans That Voted Against Arming Syrian Rebels

    09/19/2014 8:15:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 56 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/19/2014 | Charlie Spiering
    The Senate approved a continuing resolution for the budget which included a provision authorizing President Obama to arm and train Syrian rebels for the purpose of combating Islamic State terrorists. The legislation passed 78-22. Of the 22 Senators that voted no, here are the 12 Republicans that voted against the provision: John Barrasso (WY) Tom Coburn (OK) Michael Crapo (ID) Ted Cruz (TX) Mike Enzi (WY) Dean Heller (NV) Mike Lee (UT) Jim Moran (KS) Rand Paul (KY) James Risch (ID) Pat Roberts (KS) Jeff Sessions (AL)
  • Father admits to killing his five young children who were reported missing....

    09/10/2014 8:00:30 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    mail online ^ | Snejana Farberov for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Father admits to killing his five young children who were reported missing last week and dumping their bodies in trash bags on a rural Alabama roadside A father is suspected of killing his five young children and then driving for hours before dumping their bodies, wrapped in individual garbage bags, on a dirt road in rural Alabama, authorities said today. Timothy Ray Jones Jr, 32, led investigators to the site where the bodies of the children were found, off a two-lane highway near Camden, Alabama. Jones has been charged with child neglect and police expect to lodge additional...
  • Three Congressmen Are Using Red Tape to Bind SpaceX to Earth

    08/12/2014 9:02:42 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 22 replies
    Slate.com ^ | 12AUG2014 | Phil Plait
    Hey, remember Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), the guy who threw needless layers of bureaucracy at SpaceX because the private space company was doing its job of launching rockets into space a little too well? Well, it looks like he’s being joined by gentlemen from the other side of the Capitol: Three congressmen are trying to do the same thing.
  • Remington to layoff 105 by week's end (Due to NY SAFE Act, business conditions)

    08/24/2014 3:35:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Herkimer Telegram ^ | August 18, 2014 | Stephanie Sorrell-White
    ILION — Herkimer County officials vowed to help affected Remington Arms employees Monday afternoon as news spread the gun manufacturer will layoff more than 100 of its employees by the end of the week. Herkimer County Legislature Chairman Vincent Bono said he learned about the 105 layoffs through county Administrator James Wallace and then from Karin Zipko of Herkimer County Working Solutions. “We're gearing up our programs that are offered, including retraining and job searches,” said Bono, R-Schuyler, during a telephone interview Monday. “It's unclear whether some will be called back. That's unknown.” “It's unfortunate,” added Bono about the layoffs,...
  • Teacher suspended after Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin lesson (Alabama)

    08/22/2014 11:42:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    SELMA, Ala. - An Alabama teacher was suspended without pay after being accused of having sixth-grade students re-enact the deadly police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the Trayvon Martin killing in Florida. The Selma Times-Journal quoted Dallas County School Superintendent Don Willingham as saying the social studies teacher used poor judgment during a lesson on current events. School officials haven't identified the teacher, who works at Brantley Elementary School....
  • Huntsville waives zoning rules, allows abortion facility to open next to middle school

    08/21/2014 7:57:29 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    Life Site ^ | Kirsten Andersen
    The city of Huntsville has ruled that an abortion facility will remain open and be able to relocate next door to a middle school, although the waiver it is using to get around city ordinances was granted to another owner for another kind of business 16 years ago. In a controversial 3-2 decision, the Huntsville Board of Zoning Adjustment on Tuesday night voted to uphold a city manager’s previous decision to issue a building permit to a local abortion clinic that wants to relocate to a larger facility across the street from a middle school. In response, local pro-life activists...
  • Still no murder trial for Mobile man with misspelled forehead tattoo

    08/14/2014 11:29:30 PM PDT · by boycott · 17 replies
    al.com ^ | August 14, 2014 | Michael Dumas
    MOBILE, Alabama – The man police say shot his mother's boyfriend to death will now enter his fourth year of treatment at a psychiatric facility, a judge ruled Wednesday. Dwayne Batice Miller has been at the Taylor Hardin Secure Medical Facility since Oct. 2011, more than a year after he allegedly killed 47-year-old Fredrick Edwards in the west Mobile home they shared. Edwards was shot on July 10, 2010, as he sat in the Vista Bonita Drive East house's front room, according to previous reports. The murder weapon was found at the scene of the crime, police said. Miller, 30,...
  • The so-called 'war on whites' is a fight the GOP can't win [Commentary]

    08/10/2014 7:26:18 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 39 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 8-10-2014 | Leonard Pitts Jr.
    At this point, you really have to wonder: Is it still news when a Republican says something asinine? On the off chance it is, let us spend a few moments pondering the strange case of Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks, who said last week that the Democratic Party is waging a "War on Whites." Yeah, he actually said that. You can look it up if you want. Mr. Brooks was responding to radio talk show host Laura Ingraham, who had asked him to comment on a remark from National Journal columnist Ron Fournier to the effect that the GOP cannot continue to be competitive in national elections if it...
  • 'War on whites'? No way

    08/10/2014 10:02:18 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 32 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | August 10, 2014 | Clarence 'the Cross-eyed' Page cpage@tribune.com
    U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala., claims liberals are waging a "war on whites." If so, Barack Obama must be at war with himself. That's how goofy Brooks' logic sounds. But he's not nuts. It is an old reflex, when cornered in politics, to lash back with the same charge others have leveled at you — or, put another way, to project your own flaws onto other people. What's sad about Brooks' claim is his feeble attempt to play the white victim card, plucking the strings of white nationalism, just to have his way with the nation's immigration policy.
  • Immigration detainees engage in hunger strike over food served at Alabama jail

    08/09/2014 6:37:36 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 37 replies
    al.com ^ | August 08, 2014 | Brian Lawson
    HUNTSVILLE, Alabama --Immigration detainees housed at the Etowah County Jail went on a brief hunger strike Thursday and today to protest the poor quality of food they are served, an immigrant rights group said. But an Etowah County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman said the protest was not a hunger strike because it did not last 72 hours."Several detainees refused three meals, which does not constitute a hunger strike, beginning Thursday ... today, Friday, August 8, 2014, the detainees accepted and ate lunch," spokeswoman Natalie Barton said. "Etowah County Detention Center staff quickly resolved the refusal of food and addressed the detainees...
  • ICE seeks public's help to locate Alabama felon wanted for child pornography......

    08/06/2014 11:24:02 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    ice.gov ^ | staff
    FULL TITLE: ICE seeks public's help to locate Alabama felon wanted for child pornography Matthew Chase Harbin, convicted sex offender, may be hiding in Alabama or Florida HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) urgently seeks the public's help to locate a convicted Alabama sex offender wanted on a federal arrest warrant issued in June for receipt of child pornography in the Northern District of Alabama. Matthew C. Harbin, 28, of Arab, Alabama, is a convicted felon who pleaded guilty in 2009 to state charges of transmitting obscene material to a minor. He is...
  • Alleged Alabama Burglar Smoked Dead Woman's Ashes Thinking They Were Drugs

    08/02/2014 10:37:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    UPI ^ | Aug. 1, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    The ashes were being kept in a plastic box, not a metal urn.Vietnam War veteran Phillip McMullen likely saw some bad things during his time in the service, but what he saw when returned to his Alabama home ranks right up there. McMullen came back to his Citronelle residence after visiting some friends out of town and discovered that his home had been burglarized. The gun safe at McMullen's house had been damaged, but it wasn't broken into. The same could not be said for the plastic box which held his deceased wife's ashes. "They even took my wife's ashes...
  • Jeff Sessions makes history by being unopposed for U.S. Senate, and re-election campaign in no hurry

    07/30/2014 2:51:40 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    al.com ^ | Jim Stinson
    Jeff Sessions is the safest bet this year in the U.S. congressional midterm elections. The incumbent U.S. senator from Mobile was unopposed in the Republican primary on June 3. And on Nov. 4, he will be unopposed in the general election. That's a historic first, according to Richard Winger of Ballot Access News, a publication Winger has edited since 1985. A Republican has always been opposed by a Democrat for a U.S. Senate seat in Alabama since selection of U.S. senators was given to the voters in 1914, said Winger, 70, of San Francisco. (SNIP) Sessions mocked Adelson and former...
  • Wielding shotgun, late judge's son said 'I just shot my baby mama,' detective testifies

    08/02/2014 11:41:29 AM PDT · by boycott · 26 replies
    al.com ^ | July 30, 2014 | Michael Dumas
    MOBILE, Alabama – One minute the son of a prominent Alabama judge was rolling a marijuana cigar on his couch; the next he was shotgunning the mother of his infant child to death, a detective testified on Wednesday. With a packed courtroom listening intently, Prichard Police Cpl. Robert Martin chronicled an eye-witness account of how Richardson Johnson Kennedy, 22, allegedly killed Tylandria Rivers over prescription pain medicine. According to Martin, the only other person at the Jarrett Road home near Prichard Municipal Park on July 6 told police the defendant was "rolling a blunt" in the living room of the...
  • A Dozen States File Suit Against New Coal Rules

    08/02/2014 7:55:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 1, 2014 | By CORAL DAVENPORT
    Twelve states filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration on Friday seeking to block an Environmental Protection Agency proposal to regulate coal-fired power plants in an effort to stem climate change. The plaintiffs are led by West Virginia and include states that are home to some of the largest producers of coal and consumers of coal-fired electricity. The suit was filed in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The other plaintiffs are Alabama, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota and Wyoming. The E.P.A. rule, announced by President Obama on June...
  • Alabama and USC to meet in 2016 Cowboys Classic

    07/17/2014 7:50:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 16, 2014 | Sam Cooper
    This will be fun. It was announced Wednesday that Alabama and Southern California will square off to kick off the 2016 season with a neutral site game. The game will be played as a part of the eighth annual Cowboys Classic at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on September 3.
  • 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...
  • Sessions: Border Crisis ‘A Direct Failure of Presidential Leadership’

    07/10/2014 7:28:40 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies
    dailysignal.com ^ | July 10, 2014 | Philip Wegmann
    Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., said President Obama would rather play politics than follow the law to remedy the humanitarian crisis festering at the southern border. “This is a direct failure of presidential leadership,” Sessions said Thursday at the Eagle Forum’s annual leadership conference. “I’ve never seen anything like this steadfast refusal to follow the law.” Session said the president’s refusal to deport young illegal immigrants gathering at the border lends credence to the amnesty rumors in Central America that fuel the crises. He said if Obama instead would “establish clarity,” it would cause all the “anger and frustration would go...
  • 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...
  • Sen. Sessions: Pro-Amnesty Billionaires Have No Clue What Congress Owes 318 Million Who Employ Them

    07/11/2014 7:01:24 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 18 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | July 11, 2014 | Craig Bannister
    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) responded today to a New York Times Op-Ed promoting amnesty by billionaires Sheldon Adelson, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. Sessions said the billionaires' opinion piece shows they're clueless about the obligations of Congress to the American people: "It is clear that three of the richest billionaires in the world have no clue what Congress 'owe[s] to the 318 million who employ them'. "We owe them our loyalty, our compassion, our devotion. It is precisely because of our duty to the working people of this country that we must stop legislation that would import tens of millions...
  • 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.
  • CNBC Co-Anchor Simon Hobbs Accidentally ‘Outed’ Apple CEO Tim Cook as Gay

    The TV reporter was caught up in a discussion about the rarity of openly gay CEOs when he said, ‘I think Tim Cook is open about the fact he’s gay.’ Simon Hobbs is likely wishing he could press rewind. The CNBC co-anchor spoke too soon during a live segment of "Squawk on the Street" Friday when he accidentally outed Apple CEO Tim Cook. New York Times columnist and CNBC contributor James B. Stewart spoke about his recent column dealing with the "tortured life" former BP chief John Browne led as a closeted gay CEO. "I just found it very, very...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Woman makes-up boy on Facebook to talk to niece, who asks boy to kill her aunt, uncle, cousin & dog

    06/11/2014 11:25:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | June 10, 2014 | Stephen Dethrage
    19-year-old Marissa Williams was charged with the solicitation of murder and is in the Tuscaloosa County Jail pending a $30,000 bond.TUSCALOOSA, Alabama -- A 19-year-old is in the Tuscaloosa County Jail after asking a fictional stranger to shoot and kill her family. According to court records filed Tuesday, 19-year-old Marissa Williams has lived with her aunt in Fosters, Ala., since April 2014. Their relationship was strained by Williams' habits on social media -- she allegedly would invite strangers she befriended on sites like Facebook over to her house. When her aunt asked Williams to stop inviting men she met online...
  • Opelika ministry rents, removes billboard with Hitler quote

    06/03/2014 12:59:41 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 7 replies
    Ledger Enquirer ^ | 06/02/2014 | Adam Carlson
    A billboard at the Village Mall in Auburn, Ala., features five smiling kids beneath a quote from Adolf Hitler: "He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future." According to Lamar Advertising's Montgomery office, the billboard was rented out by Life Savers Ministries, based in Opelika, Ala. Hitler's quote traces back to his speeches of the '30s, and has historically been tied to the Nazi youth programs. The billboard went up Friday and will be taken down Tuesday, per LSM's request. "We are pulling the billboard and certainly never intended to cause confusion. "We are a children’s organization and had...
  • Nick Saban's big deal given OK ($55.2 MM through 2022)

    06/04/2014 12:57:39 PM PDT · by C19fan · 7 replies
    ESPN ^ | June 3, 2014 | Alex Scarborough
    Six months after Alabama agreed to a long-term deal to keep Nick Saban as head coach, details of his contact were voted and agreed upon by the school's compensation committee Tuesday. The four-time championship-winning coach will make an NCAA-best $6.5 million in base salary per year through Jan. 21, 2022. The new contract adds two years and roughly $1 million annually in salary from the previous raise he received in April 2013. Saban also will be awarded a $400,000 completion bonus per year, bringing the total contract to $55.2 million.
  • Sarah Palin speaks at New Hope commencement (Video of coverage of speech)

    05/22/2014 12:55:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WSFA-TV ^ | May 21, 2014 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)NEW HOPE, AL (WAFF) - Former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin visited Huntsville on Wednesday to speak at a graduation ceremony. Palin was asked to be the keynote speaker for New Hope High School's commencement ceremony. Tickets to her speech were available to the general public, but these tickets were soon no longer available. In a statement, the school system said New Hope High School would provide adequate tickets to graduates and their family and friends, as well as to the community. Despite there being no tickets available through official channels, it has not stopped some folks from trying to...
  • Palin's commencement speech to be streamed online

    05/21/2014 10:40:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    WAFF-TV ^ | May 21, 2014 | Staff
    NEW HOPE, AL (WAFF) - Former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin will visit Huntsville on Wednesday to speak at a graduation ceremony, and her speech will be streamed online. Palin is the keynote speaker for New Hope High School's commencement ceremony. Tickets to her speech were available to the general public, but these tickets are no longer available. In a statement, the school system did say New Hope High School will provide adequate tickets to graduates and their family and friends, as well as to the community. The ceremony starts at 8 p.m. at the Von Braun Center. The district...
  • 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 · 79 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:...
  • Teen Dies After Police Shoved a Sharp Object Down His Throat to Retrieve Drugs that weren’t there

    05/13/2014 6:23:38 AM PDT · by eccentric · 97 replies
    D.C. Clothesline ^ | May 12, 2014 | Cassius Methyl
    In Huntsville, Alabama police are facing no charges whatsoever after allegedly killing a 17 year old boy while trying to find drugs in his throat with a sharp object. Mainstream media won’t touch the story, and of course, independent media fueled by citizen journalists broke this to the public, releasing the 16 page wrongful death suit filed by the teen’s mother, Nancy Smith. According to the autopsy: “Because of the circumstances of this event, it is difficult to discern if the decedent died from a drug overdose or an asphyxia event exacerbated by either the occlusion of the airway by...
  • 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,”...
  • Palin speaking in Huntsville: Dem says it's 'absolutely appalling,' Repub says it's 'fantastic idea'

    05/13/2014 5:48:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Huntsville Times ^ | May 13, 2014 | Paul Gattis
    HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - The views are as different as their political parties. When it comes to Sarah Palin speaking in Huntsville next week at the New Hope High School graduation, Republicans love it and Democrats don't. Palin, who ran for vice president on the John McCain ticket in 2008 and the former governor of Alaska, will speak at the Von Braun Center's Propst Arena on May 21. AL.com reached out to the chairs of the Democratic and Republican parties in Madison County for their thoughts about Palin. First, from Clete Wetli, chair of the Madison County Democrats: "I really thought...
  • 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 · 58 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...
  • Raids across Alabama and U.S. today target designer drugs, possible terrorist funds

    05/07/2014 5:57:01 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 14 replies
    al.com ^ | May 07, 2014 at 12:05 PM | Carol Robinson
    "The raids, part of an ongoing operation dubbed Project Synergy, are being carried out by DEA, targeting designer synthetic drugs....Ali Reza Samanifar, 56, was arrested at his home, according to Shelby County sheriff's officials. He is charged with three counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance....Local law enforcement officials, assisted by DEA agents, are going to convenience stores and head shops across the country where the drugs are sold......Authorities believe some of the owners of these stores send profits from the sale of these drugs back to their homes in Yemen, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon, as well as other...
  • Is Opting Out Common Core Tests A CRIME In Alabama?

    05/05/2014 7:50:14 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 5 2014 | Eric Owens
    An eighth-grade student at Whitesburg Middle School in Huntsville, Ala. was suspended from school twice for declining to take a statewide standardized test associated with the Common Core Standards Initiative. The student is Alyssa McKinney, reports WAAY-TV. The 14-year-old girl told the ABC affiliate that she informed school officials that she had chosen not to take the state’s three-day test. In response, school officials promptly sentenced McKinney to two full days of in-school suspension. When McKinney stood firm and refused to participate in the third and final day of testing, school officials suspended her from school altogether. Both the in-school...
  • 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...
  • Nascar SCS Aaron's 499 at Talladega Superspeedway Sunday May 4 on FOX at 1:00 PM ET

    04/30/2014 8:17:01 PM PDT · by ican'tbelieveit · 352 replies
  • Cruz Hosts Secret Meeting for House Conservatives (Updated)

    04/30/2014 4:23:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Roll Call's 218 ^ | April 30, 2014 | Matt Fuller and Steven T. Dennis
    Updated 6:37 p.m. | Sen. Ted Cruz gathered a group of House conservatives in his office Tuesday night, talking about immigration and House GOP leadership elections slated for after the midterm elections. As CQ Roll Call first reported last October, Cruz held a secret meeting with members at Tortilla Coast during the height of the government shutdown drama. Many of these same Republicans are the agitators who aren’t happy with Speaker John A. Boehner. The Texas Republican gathered roughly 10 members of the GOP Conference at 8 p.m. Tuesday for a 90-minute session that included candy bars, crackers and soda....