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  • Group opposing Trump's agenda forms in Shoals (Alabama)

    02/24/2017 10:25:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Times Daily ^ | February 25, 2017 | Russ Corey
    MUSCLE SHOALS -- Groups opposing the agenda of President Donald Trump are springing up all over the nation and the Shoals is no different. Members of the organization claim when the Indivisible Guide was released as a Google document file in December, it was downloaded more than 1 million times. It contained ways to keep up with what's going on in Congress, and how to influence your member of Congress through grassroots activism. Today, there are roughly 7,000 Indivisible groups across the country, including at least 25 in Alabama. Indivisible Northwest Alabama came together in late January, and a...
  • Thousands of new auto jobs expected in west Alabama

    02/22/2017 1:47:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WBRC-TV ^ | February 21, 2017 | Kelvin Reynolds
    TUSCALOOSA COUNTY, AL (WBRC) - Thousands of automotive jobs are coming to west Alabama but to get those jobs, you will require technical skill and training. They're jobs with current and future automotive parts suppliers for companies like Mercedes Benz US International. Donny Jones, COO for the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama, says training for those jobs is already underway. "What we're seeing with the power grant and the $1.5 million we'll have an adult education component in K through 12 and preparing people for the jobs coming available here in West Alabama," Jones said. The positions are coming...
  • Alabama press conference held to support tougher gun laws

    02/21/2017 2:52:09 PM PST · by PROCON · 34 replies
    guns.com ^ | Feb. 21, 2017 | Andrew Shepperson
    Members of the Outcast Voters League and Rep. John Rogers hold a press conference about gun laws in Alabama (Photo: Ivana Hrynkiw/AL.com) Birmingham organization the Outcast Voters League and State Rep. John Rogers held a press conference yesterday to propose stricter gun laws in Alabama. AL.com reports OVL President Frank Matthews was there to push a proposed piece of legislation known as the Sheri Williams Mandatory Gun Changes Act, named for a woman who was shot and killed by a stray bullet in 2013. “We’re not against gun rights… [but] demand accountability and responsibility of gun owners,” Matthews said. Rep....
  • Briarwood Presbyterian Church seeks lawmakers’ approval to establish police force

    02/20/2017 4:13:09 PM PST · by PAR35 · 55 replies
    ABC3340 ^ | 02/2017 | Lauren Walsh
    Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Vestavia Hills is trying to establish its own police force. The move requires approval from state lawmakers. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Arnold Mooney (R-Shelby County) cleared its first major hurdle Wednesday. The House Public Safety Committee gave its OK.
  • Fayette County father and son killed in head-on collision with each other

    02/19/2017 3:34:17 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 59 replies
    FAYETTE COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — A father and son are dead after a head-on collision with each other in Fayette County. It happened just after 4 a.m. Saturday. ... Neither were using a seat belt when the crash happened. Troopers are still investigating but a preliminary investigation reveals alcohol was a factor in the accident.
  • (AL) House votes to block money to 'sanctuary campuses'

    02/15/2017 2:28:33 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 18 replies
    .idahostatesman.com ^ | Feb 14, 2017 | BY KIM CHANDLER Associated Press
    MONTGOMERY, ALA. The Alabama House of Representatives voted Tuesday to block state funds to colleges and universities that declare themselves so-called sanctuary campuses for immigrants in the country illegally. House members voted 72-28 for the bill to authorize the attorney general to block state funds to colleges that do not follow state and federal immigration law. The measure now moves to the Alabama Senate. Rep. Phil Williams, the bill's sponsor, acknowledged no Alabama college has announced intent to flout immigration laws but argued that one might do so in the future. He said the state should be proactive instead of...
  • Walmart to invest in 442 textile jobs at Renfro Corp. in Fort Payne (Alabama)

    02/11/2017 4:58:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    WHNT-TV ^ | February 9, 2017 | Ben Brice
    FORT PAYNE, Ala. – Walmart has announced plans to begin purchasing supplies from Renfro Corporation, a local company based in Fort Payne. Walmart says it will begin to source materials from American-based companies like Renfro Corporation in an effort to invest in U.S. manufacturing. Renfro Corporation believes the investments will create around 442 jobs in textile manufacturing, namely by providing Walmart with athletic socks. Renfro Corp. currently has 605 employees and is the largest employer in Fort Payne’s hosiery industry, according to the DeKalb County Economic Development Authority. These new jobs will push the company over the 1,000 mark. Additionally,...
  • Alabama's Luther Strange Offered Senate Appointment Advice by Roland Burris

    02/08/2017 1:32:15 PM PST · by deplorableindc · 4 replies
    Perhaps better than any living American politician, former Sen. Roland Burris can sympathize with Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange, who is being considered for a Senate appointment expected soon from a scandal-plagued governor. The Illinois Democrat, formerly a state attorney general himself, re-entered public office with a 2008 appointment to President Barack Obama's empty Senate seat. Then-Illinois governor and current prison inmate Rod Blagojevich had been arrested for trying to sell Obama's seat and, in saying yes, Burris lacquered himself with the scandal's taint. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is not accused of trying to sell the Senate seat being vacated...
  • AG Strange, Sen. Marsh, US Rep. Aderholt, 3 others on short-list to replace Jeff Sessions

    02/03/2017 6:55:42 AM PST · by commish · 5 replies
    AL.COM ^ | Feb 2, 2017 | Leada Gore
    Alabama Attorney Gen. Luther Strange, Alabama Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh of Anniston and U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt are on the short-list to replace Sen. Jeff Sessions, Governor Robert Bentley's office announced today. In addition to Strange, Marsh and Aderholt, the list includes: Jim Byard, director of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs Former State Rep. Perry Hooper Jr. Hooper was co-chair of President Donald Trump's Alabama campaign. State Rep. Connie Rowe of Jasper. Rowe represents Blount and Walker counties
  • 6 finalists named for U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions' replacement

    02/02/2017 3:22:37 PM PST · by george76 · 39 replies
    WAAY-31 ^ | Feb 2, 2017 | Travis Leder
    Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has announced the six candidates who are still in the running to replace U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions' seat. •U.S. Congressman, Robert Aderholt. •ADECA Director, Jim Byard. •Former State Representative, Perry Hooper Jr. •Senate President Pro Tem, Del Marsh. •Representative Connie Rowe. •Attorney General, Luther Strange. Governor Bentley interviewed 20 candidates for the potential vacancy, as Sessions has been tapped by President Donald Trump to become the next U.S. Attorney General. ... Senator Sessions still has to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate before he becomes Attorney General, which is to be expected. He was approved by...
  • Sessions clears first floor vote, poised for confirmation next week

    02/02/2017 2:41:54 PM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 2, 2017 | Stephan Dinan
    Sen. Jeff Sessions survived his first test floor vote Thursday, putting him on the path to win confirmation as the next attorney general.
  • Corruption Feared as Alabama Governor Considers Jeff Sessions Replacement

    02/01/2017 3:33:16 PM PST · by deplorableindc · 23 replies
    U.S. News ^ | Feb. 1, 2017
    Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama hasn’t yet been confirmed as U.S. attorney general, but concern already is mounting that state Gov. Robert Bentley will use his vacancy-appointment power to torpedo an investigation of his own alleged corruption. An apparent front-runner for the Senate appointment is Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange, a fellow Republican who asked that impeachment proceedings against Bentley in the state legislature be delayed pending an investigation by his office. If Bentley appoints Strange, the governor also can pick a new attorney general, potentially affecting that investigation. "That's what the governor would call a twofer," says Selma, Alabama,...
  • Senate Judiciary Committee approves Jeff Sessions 11-9

    02/01/2017 8:33:00 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 63 replies
    Fox News ^ | 02/01/2017 | Fox News
    President Trump's nomination of Sessions for attorney general has cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee; will be taken up by full Senate.
  • An Alabama-Made Tractor Could Revolutionize Farming Around The Globe

    01/23/2017 10:56:06 AM PST · by blam · 183 replies
    Al.com ^ | 1-23-2017 | William Thornton
    William ThontonJanuary 23, 2017 The Oggun tractor, which will be manufactured in Fyffe, was developed for farmers domestically and in the developing world as a low-cost alternative to heavy farm equipment. (William Thornton / wthornton@al.com) In a new factory off Main Street in Fyffe, a business this week began marketing a product it says could revolutionize agricultural for the small farmer all over the world. CleBer LLC hosted the opening of its plant which will manufacture the Oggun Iron Horse, a tractor designed for small-scale domestic and international farmers. The tractor, which can sport a 19 horsepower Honda gas or...
  • Under pressure not to march in inaugural parade, Talladega College needs our Support

    01/11/2017 8:00:37 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/11/17 | Herman Cain
    Courage The Talladega College Marching band needs our financial help, because they have been caught in the middle of the false anti-Trump crap. Talladega is a historically black college, and it was invited by the Inaugural Committee to participate in the upcoming Inaugural Parade. Should they do so? College President Billy Hawkins doesn’t even think it’s a difficult question.
  • AS Clemson Celebrates, Vegas Favors Bama As Next Year’s Winner

    01/10/2017 8:57:12 PM PST · by blam · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-10-2017
    Breitbart SportsJanuary 10, 2017 The Clemson Tigers roared back from multiple deficits to roll back the Alabama Crimson Tide 35-31 last night. As Clemson celebrates avenging its loss from last year’s title game, Vegas anticipates another victory from Alabama in next year’s national championship. Well, the bookies actually favor the field over the Tide but the odds, in which bettors more than triple their money on an Alabama title, show that they prefer the pride of Tuscaloosa over any other team. Oddsmakers installed the Crimson Tide as the favorite to win the BCS National Championship next season. The bookies don’t...
  • The Star Witness On Sessions’ ‘Racism’ Has Deeply Troubled History

    01/10/2017 10:03:01 AM PST · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1-10-2017 | KEVIN DALEY
    Thomas Figures, an assistant U.S. attorney whose accusations of racial bias torpedoed Sen. Jeff Sessions' nomination to the federal bench in 1986, had a history of erratic and disturbed behavior, colleagues and estranged family say. New sworn statements obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation given by former colleagues allege Figures, who died in 2015, was a paranoid figure who, among other things, believed "CBS Evening News" anchor Dan Rather was communicating with him through his television. An office loner with a flair for confrontation, Figures was later indicted by federal authorities for attempting to bribe a witness. 30 years...
  • Watson, Clemson Stun Alabama To Win College Football Title On Last-Second Pass

    01/10/2017 6:08:36 AM PST · by blam · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-10-2017
    January 10, 2017 FoxNews.com Jan. 10, 2017: Clemson's Deshaun Watson celebrates a last second touchdown pass to Hunter Renfrow (13) to win the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Alabama in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) Last year’s College Football Playoff championship game was a classic. This year’s was even better. And in the end, Clemson got its revenge over Alabama. Deshaun Watson hit Hunter Renfrow for a two-yard touchdown pass with one second to play as the Tigers edged the Crimson Tide, 35-31, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Monday night. The win gave Clemson its second national...
  • National Championship, Alabama vs. Clemson Predictions, Picks, Spread, Line (Tonight 7:00 EST)

    01/09/2017 5:53:04 AM PST · by blam · 54 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | 1-9-2017 | Tom Fornelli
    Their first College Football Playoff title game was a thriller, and odds are the rematch will be, too Tom FornelliJanuary 9, 2017 While it certainly isn't a rule, it's generally accepted that the sequel is never quite as good as the original. The logical explanation for this phenomenon is that a movie doesn't get a sequel unless the first installment was popular enough to warrant one, which means that the sequel has lofty expectations to live up to. As do Alabama and Clemson when they meet Monday night in Tampa for a national championship rematch. When these two teams met...
  • Swinney: Clemson Has 'More Juice' This Time Around VS 'Bama

    01/05/2017 3:00:50 PM PST · by blam · 12 replies
    College Football - AP ^ | 1-3-1017 | PETE IACOBELLI
    PETE IACOBELLIJanuary 3, 2017 CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — No long stretches of games. More depth on defense. All in all, Clemson coach Dabo Swinney believes he has a fresher, steadier group heading into this year's national championship game with No. 1 Alabama. Swinney said his Tigers were impacted in 2015 by 10 consecutive weeks of grueling football from late September until the Atlantic Coast Conference title game in early December. On top of that, Swinney's defense was chock full of front line stars, yet had little experienced depth behind them. That's not the case this time around, at least not...
  • Alabama Coach Nick Saban Says New OC Steve Sarkisian 'Knows The System Inside And Out'

    01/04/2017 8:21:14 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies
    ESPN ^ | 1-4-2017 | Alex Scarborough
    Alex Scarborough January 4, 2017 TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama's transition at offensive coordinator from Lane Kiffin to Steve Sarkisian is going smoothly as the team prepares to face Clemson in the College Football National Championship on Monday, coach Nick Saban said on Wednesday. Sarkisian has led two practices since assuming coordinator duties after Saban and Kiffin "mutually agreed" to part ways following the Crimson Tide's 24-7 win against Washington in the CFP semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl last Saturday. "It's been excellent," Saban said of the players' response to Sarkisian, who has been part of the staff as an...
  • NAACP President, four others arrested during sit-in at office of Jeff Sessions

    01/04/2017 5:16:09 AM PST · by Stopthethreat · 19 replies
    MOBILE, Ala. (WEAR) — Five people were arrested after members of the local and national offices of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) gathered outside of Senator Jeff Session's Mobile office to show their displeasure with his nomination for US Attorney General, and to say that appointment is not yet a done deal. The five arrested are NAACP National President Cornell Brooks, State President Benard Simelton, Mobile County President Rosetta McConnell, Joe Keffer, a community organizer and Steven Green and Deven Crawford, a youth activist. The offices of Sen. Sessions closed at 6 p.m.
  • Lane Kiffin Out As Alabama Offensive Coordinator Before The National Championship

    01/02/2017 9:55:43 AM PST · by blam · 117 replies
    SB Nation ^ | 1-2-12017 | Richard Johnson
    Richard Johnson January 2, 2017 Steve Sarkisian will assume the duties immediately. In a deviation from the original plan, Lane Kiffin will not call plays for Alabama in the National Championship. Instead, he’ll head to FAU early and assume his head coaching duties. The timing of this is fairly interesting. Kiffin was originally slated to stick around. Former Bama assistants Jim Mcelwain and Kirby Smart stuck around for the Tide balancing their new head coaching duties and coordinator responsibilities in Tuscaloosa. Now the responsibility will fall to former Washington and USC coach Steve Sarkisian. Sark has been an offensive analyst...
  • Clemson Earns A Rematch Against Alabama For The NCAA Football National Championship

    01/01/2017 6:23:12 PM PST · by blam · 57 replies
    CBS News ^ | 1-1-2017 | CBS News
    CBS News January 1, 2017 Get ready for a blockbuster sequel. It’s Alabama vs. Clemson, The Rematch. The top-ranked Crimson Tide will take on the No. 3 Tigers in a do-over of last season’s national championship game, a 45-40 thriller won by Alabama. If the Jan. 9 matchup in Tampa comes anywhere close to that classic in the desert, it will more than make up for two semifinal duds on Saturday. Alabama (14-0) wore down No. 4 Washington for a 24-7 victory in the Peach Bowl, while Clemson dominated No. 2 Ohio State 31-0 in the Fiesta Bowl, handing Urban...
  • Alabama Beats Washington 24-7 In 2016 Peach Bowl & Advance To Championship

    12/31/2016 3:52:49 PM PST · by blam · 109 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | Mike Cherico
    Mike Cherico December 31,2016 Roll Tide! Alabama crushed the Washington Huskies, 24-7, in the 2016 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, college football playoff game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Dec. 31st. Keep reading for all the details on this epic matchup! What an amazing game! Alabama, the reigning National and SEC champions, defeated a strong Washington Huskies team 24-7 in the Peach Bowl. Washington jumped out to an early 7-0 lead in the first quarter but then the Crimson Tide, led by young quarterback Jalen Hurts, 18, came roaring back and controlled the rest of the game. Alabama will now...
  • How A (1926) Win Over Washington Gave Rise To Alabama And Football In The South

    12/30/2016 6:12:20 PM PST · by blam · 31 replies
    ESPN ^ | 12-23-2016 | Ted Miller
    Dec 23, 2016Ted Miller Washington and Alabama first played in the 1926 Rose Bowl. AP Photo The rise of Southeastern football in general and Alabama football specifically and all the endless gloating that goes along with it? It's Washington's fault. That isn't just jealous prattle from fans of Oregon or Washington State, likely the two fan bases most annoyed by the Huskies' sudden rise to the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl opposite the vaunted Crimson Tide. No, it's a perfectly reasonable extrapolation from the words of multiple historians and sportswriters. On the surface, No. 4 Washington...
  • Verizon to add 300 full-time jobs at Huntsville call center (Alabama)

    12/29/2016 7:44:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Huntsville Times ^ | December 5, 2016 | Paul Gattis
    Verizon on Monday announced plans to hire up to 300 full-time employees throughout 2017 at its Huntsville call center. The wireless communication company will hold an onsite career fair Saturday at its Huntsville call center at 475 Quality Circle. According to the announcement, career fair attendees will have the opportunity to network with recruiters, leadership and employees from the customer service department and take a tour of the facility. Verizon said it will offer competitive salaries and benefits, including health care coverage and participation in the company's 401(k) program. Interested candidates may apply online at verizon.com/jobs.
  • In Alabama And Washington's Peach Bowl matchup, It's All About The QBs

    12/28/2016 4:18:11 PM PST · by blam · 52 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | Andy Stables
    •If Washington can get pressure on Alabama QB Jalen Hurts, the Crimson Tide could be vulnerable. But the Huskies need QB Jake Browning to have time to take advantage. Andy Staples Wednesday December 28th, 2016 Who wants Bama? Washington does. Huskies coach Chris Petersen did excellent work as an underdog at Boise State, and now his team will get the ultimate underdog experience against the undefeated defending national champ in the Peach Bowl. Alabama coach Nick Saban has told anyone who would listen since the playoff field was announced that Washington will be the best team the Crimson Tide have...
  • DEVELOPING: Officer Shot In Saraland, Suspect Killed In Gunfire Exchange

    12/21/2016 4:00:42 PM PST · by boycott · 28 replies
    wkrg.com ^ | December 21, 2016
    News Five has confirmed that the officer shot is Saraland Police Officer Jackie Tucker. She is currently hospitalized in critical but stable condition.
  • Alabama Guv Interviews Roy Moore As Potential Replacement For Sen. Sessions

    12/21/2016 2:20:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | December 21, 2016 | Matt Shuham
    The Alabama governor's office confirmed Wednesday that he had interviewed suspended Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore to potentially replace Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL). Sessions, Trump’s nominee for U.S. attorney general, would leave an vacancy in the U.S. Senate if he is confirmed next year. Local news station WVTM confirmed with the Gov. Robert Bentley's (R) office that Moore was under consideration to fill Session's seat. Moore was formally suspended for the remainder of his term as chief justice in September, on the grounds that he ordered lower court justices not to give same-sex couples marriage licenses. The U.S....
  • LIVE:Trump USA Thank You Tour 12/17/2016 Mobile, AL @ 3pm CT,

    12/17/2016 5:31:05 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 285 replies
    Saturday, December 17, 2016: Join President-Elect Donald J. Trump and team for the USA Thank You Tour 2016 at the Ladd–Peebles Stadium at 3:00 PM CT. Mobile, AL
  • WikiLeaks Exposes Democratic Smear Campaign Against Jeff Sessions

    12/09/2016 9:56:00 AM PST · by blam · 15 replies
    Al.com ^ | 12-9-2016 | Cameron Smith
    Cameron SmithDecember 9, 2016 It's easy to spot a political hit job when you know what to look for. The telltale signs might include a steady trickle of negative information, an echo chamber focusing on the same story at the same time, or even a seemingly coordinated move from one "breaking" story to the next. Those of us who pay attention to politics have seen it whether we know it or not. The most effective smear includes a smattering of facts, spotty allegations, and doctored quotes that fit a predetermined narrative. The "breaking" story usually comes from the biggest sympathetic...
  • Professor tells students: Trump’s election an ‘act of terrorism’ (VIDEO)

    12/08/2016 10:15:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The College Fix ^ | December 9, 2016 | Jeremy Beaman, University of Mobile
    An Orange Coast College psychology instructor lamented the election of Donald Trump to her human sexuality class recently, saying “we have been assaulted, it’s an act of terrorism,” according to a video of the comments posted on YouTube earlier this week. Olga Perez Stable Cox made her comments Nov. 15, the class’s first meeting after the election Nov. 8. It was recorded by an anonymous student and then published by the president of the community college’s College Republicans, Joshua Recalde-Martinez. “The whole thing came about because the election had occurred within the last week. She began the class with this,”...
  • Committee picks Alabama, Washington, Ohio State and Clemson

    12/04/2016 10:52:53 AM PST · by PROCON · 178 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 4, 2016 | RALPH D. RUSSO
    Alabama will play Washington and Ohio State is set to face Clemson in the College Football Playoff semifinals. The selection committee stayed with the same top four Sunday as it had going into championship weekend, leaving out No. 5 Penn State even though the Nittany Lions won the Big Ten title game and beat Ohio State earlier in the season.
  • No. 1 Alabama Wins SEC With Win Over No. 15 Florida

    12/04/2016 6:03:15 AM PST · by blam · 43 replies
    Newsday - AP ^ | 12-4-2016 | AP
    December 3, 2016 7:57 PM Associated Press ATLANTA — Alabama showed off all its weapons in the Southeastern Conference championship game. Now, the Crimson Tide can expect a return trip to Atlanta for the College Football Playoff. The nation's No. 1 team scored off a blocked punt and an interception return Saturday before wearing down No. 15 Florida in the second half with a dominant running game. The result was a 54-16 rout that positioned Alabama to go for its second straight national title and its fifth crown in the last nine years under coach Nick Saban. Next up: a...
  • SEC Title down, National Championship to go

    12/03/2016 4:55:28 PM PST · by 6ppc · 37 replies
    AL.com ^ | 12/3/2016 | AL.com
    Defense and special teams set the tone; Alabama set the table for a two-game playoff run after a 54-16 SEC Championship Game win over Florida, as the Tide makes a bid for a 17th national title. http://www.al.com/alabamafootball
  • Reinstituting earmarks could benefit region (BARF)

    12/03/2016 1:04:05 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Altonna Mirror ^ | November 27, 2016 | Altoona Mirror editorial board
    Earmarks again are a topic in Congress, and people in this part of Pennsylvania shouldn’t condemn them. Back in the 1970s, when highway construction was booming around the biggest population centers of the Keystone State, places like Altoona, Johnstown, Ebensburg and Bedford were told that once those projects were completed, work would begin on their roadway needs.But as the large-scale projects around Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Erie were completed, the promises that had been made to Blair County and other smaller-population areas, didn’t materialize because of alleged money shortages.The message seemed to be: “We’ll get to you sometime, but for...
  • Alabama Will Probably Play One Of These 7 Teams In The Playoff. Who’d Have The Best Shot?

    12/01/2016 1:35:52 PM PST · by blam · 99 replies
    SB Nation ^ | 12-1-2016 | Bill Connelly
    Bill Connelly December 1, 2016 This might be Nick Saban’s best team ever. But some of college football’s best teams ever have dropped games before. Is it possible for an Alabama team to be underrated? Have we just gotten bored with talking about Nick Saban's Tide? Most of the talk regarding college football's Championship Weekend has centered around the fun matchups in Penn State-Wisconsin, whether Colorado or Virginia Tech has a shot at an upset, or what the Playoff committee might do about Michigan. But we haven't had much to say about Bama, defending national champion and winner of four...
  • Crimson Tide Finish Undefeated Regular Season With Another Dominant Win

    11/27/2016 7:36:58 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies
    ESPN News ^ | 11-26-2016 | Ivan Maisel
    Ivan MaiselNovember 26, 2016 TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- On the same Saturday that Ohio State and Michigan played perhaps the most heart-stopping of their 113 games, No. 1 Alabama closed out the only undefeated regular season among the Power 5 conferences with all the drama we've come to expect from the Crimson Tide this season. That is to say, none. Alabama is powerful. Alabama is dominant. Alabama is much better than its archrival, a game but beat-up No. 13 Auburn, and the 30-12 final score failed to reflect the one-sided nature of the 81st Iron Bowl. Top-ranked Alabama completed its first...
  • Pair charged in explosive device at elementary school; planned to shoot cops, start race war

    11/23/2016 1:20:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | November 23, 2016 | Carol Robinson
    A convicted felon who claims he wanted to shoot cops is behind bars in connection with the explosives device planted outside of a Trussville elementary school. Authorities today announced state charges against 35-year-old Zachary Edwards and 34-year-old Raphel Dilligard, both of eastern Birmingham. They are charged with possession of a hoax destructive device, rendering false alarm and making terrorist threats, said Trussville police Capt. Jeff Bridges. The warrants were issued this morning after the week-long probe by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Trussville police, the Alabama State Fire Marshal's Office, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and...
  • Alabama police officer fired over racist Facebook post saying Michelle Obama is 'fluent in ghetto'

    11/19/2016 6:27:40 PM PST · by Morgana · 46 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | November 19, 2016 | Regina F. Graham For Dailymail.com
    An Alabama police officer has been fired after sharing what many consider to be racist memes, including on about Michelle Obama, on his personal Facebook page. Talladega Police Officer Joel Husk was terminated on Wednesday from the police department in the city, Talladega City Manager Patrick Bryant said. Husk shared a meme on his page showing pictures of Melania Trump with the words, 'Fluent in Slovenian, English, French,Serbian and German' and another photo of Michelle Obama with the words 'Fluent in Ghetto.' Another post Husk, 37, shared showed a photo from the Facebook group 'Last American Patriots'. That post showed...
  • Alabama Democratic Party Statement on Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

    11/19/2016 12:28:19 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 56 replies
    Democratic Party of Alabama ^ | 11/18/2016 | Nancy Worley
    Donald Trump’s choice of Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, III for U.S. Attorney General is deeply disturbing. Our nation does not need an Attorney General with a history of hostility toward civil rights law, as well as disdain for voting rights activists overseeing civil rights and voting rights enforcement. Sessions was considered too racist to be a federal judge in the 1980’s. At that time, he was the second nominee in fifty years to be rejected by a U.S. Senate committee. At a critical time in our history when voting rights are in jeopardy and voter suppression has become a principal electoral...
  • Trump's attorney general pick is about to come face to face with decades-old allegations of racism

    11/18/2016 1:08:02 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 84 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/18/2016 | Allan Smith
    Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama is about to face a wave of intense scrutiny as he seeks confirmation to become attorney general and head the Justice Department in President-elect Donald Trump's upcoming administration. Trump said Friday that it was an "honor to nominate" a "world-class legal mind" to the position. Sessions said, should he be confirmed, that he will give "all my strength to advance" its "highest ideals" and will be dedicated to "fairness and impartiality." But Sessions is likely to face heavy examination over his overall record, as well as decades-old allegations of racism that are now certain to...
  • Jeff Sessions, as Attorney General, Could Overhaul Department He’s Skewered

    11/18/2016 3:04:52 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 23 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | 11/18/2016 | Eric Lichtblau
    WASHINGTON — Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, as the courtly senator from Alabama used to be known, was a stalwart Justice Department prosecutor for almost 15 years, a job he called the adventure of a lifetime.Today, Mr. Sessions has a growing list of gripes about how the Obama administration has run his old department, from its “breathtaking” stance on immigration to its “shameful” refusal to defend a federal ban on gay marriage.“I’m not happy about what’s happened to my Department of Justice,” Mr. Sessions said last year, jabbing his reading glasses in the air at the Senate confirmation hearing for Attorney...
  • If Jeff Sessions leaves the Senate, who replaces him?

    11/18/2016 9:52:14 AM PST · by House Atreides · 82 replies
    www.al.com ^ | November 14, 2016 | Cameron Smith
    "...If Sessions heads to the Trump administration, he would leave behind a coveted seat in the United States Senate. Governor Bentley would appoint Sessions's replacement in the short-term and set a date for a statewide election to fill the seat. Given the importance of the seat, we certainly shouldn't rush this. Bentley ought to appoint someone with an eye toward an election being held during the 2018 midterms. Special elections are expensive and often feature low turnout. With most of us experiencing campaign exhaustion, it's prudent to set the election during a normal cycle. So whom might Bentley appoint if...
  • Boeing to shift 2,400 jobs away from Huntington Beach facility by 2020

    11/16/2016 8:06:54 AM PST · by EveningStar · 46 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | November 16, 2016 | Margot Roosevelt and Greg Mellen
    Boeing will shift more than 2,400 jobs out of its Huntington Beach facility over the next four years, the aerospace giant announced Tuesday, slicing in half the number of workers at the sprawling campus. A nationwide streamlining of operations at the company’s Defense, Space & Security division will result in the transfer of 300 Huntington Beach jobs to its Seal Beach facility and 1,600 positions to its plants in Long Beach and El Segundo. Another 500 jobs will move to St. Louis. And an additional 400 will move to Huntsville, Ala., from Huntington Beach and other facilities around the country.
  • Houndstooth and crimson-cloaked hate: Tuscaloosa protest turns ugly (barf alert)

    11/14/2016 7:51:04 AM PST · by SonnyBubba · 26 replies
    AL.COM ^ | November 13, 2016 | Meredith Cummings
    A funny thing happened on the way to Alabama's football game yesterday. I met a man who moved to Alabama three months ago. We sat at a communal table sharing food, as crowds do before games while tailgating. We cautiously approached one another in conversation, careful – in this political climate – not to hit any hot-button issues. I could tell he was trying to fit me into a box. What did I do? Where was I from? I could have saved him the trouble. I, no more than anyone, can be put into a box, but I'll try. I...
  • Alabama mayor creates GoFundMe to send anti-Trump celebrities to Mexico

    11/13/2016 4:14:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | November 11, 2016 | Leada Gore
    An Alabama mayor has a message for celebrities who pledged to leave the U.S. if Donald Trump was elected president: Don't let the screen door hit you on the way out. Orange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon posted a message on his Facebook page announcing the creation of a GoFundMe page to raise money to purchase bus tickets for "celebrities, athletes and other high-minded elitists who are traumatized by the new Trump era." The tickets will take the protesting celebrities to Tijuana, Mexico, and not Canada, a destination mentioned by many, Kennon said. Even before the election, celebrities ranging from Miley...
  • Supreme Court Puts Alabama Execution on Hold in 1982 Murder

    11/03/2016 8:36:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/3 | David Beasley
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a last-minute hold on the Alabama execution of a man convicted of murder for the 1982 slaying of his girlfriend's husband. Thomas Douglas Arthur, now 74, has been on death row for more than three decades having been convicted of shooting to death Troy Wicker as he slept, court records showed. Prosecutors said Arthur's girlfriend, Judy Wicker, paid him $10,000 to kill her husband. Alabama had sought to execute Arthur despite questions about its death penalty process following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in January that struck down a Florida law giving judges...
  • The First College Football Playoff Ranking Is Out And There Is One Small Surprise

    11/01/2016 5:51:07 PM PDT · by blam · 62 replies
    BI ^ | 11-1-2016 | Cork Gaines
    Cork GainesNovember 1, 2016 The first College Football Playoff ranking is out and the Alabama Crimson Tide are No. 1. Alabama is followed by Clemson, Michigan, and Texas A&M. The first teams on the outside, looking in, are Washington (No. 5) and Ohio State (No. 6). The biggest surprise is Texas A&M being ranked fourth, ahead of Washington. The Aggies are ranked seventh in the Associated Press poll after having lost 33-14 to Alabama. Washington is 8-0 and is the only undefeated Power-5 conference team that is not among the top four. Interestingly, this ranking includes two teams from the...