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  • Alabama Senate Candidates Distance Themselves From Mitch McConnell On 2020 Election

    01/14/2022 1:21:26 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 24 replies
    Republicans Katie Britt and Rep. Mo Brooks of Alabama are distancing themselves from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell after McConnell suggested there were no problems with the 2020 election. Britt and Brooks are competing, along with “Black Hawn Down” veteran Mike Durant, for the U.S. Senate seat that retiring Sen. Richard Shelby will leave open later this year. After South Dakota Republican Sen. Mike Rounds on Sunday dismissed election complaints and claimed the 2020 election “was fair, as fair as we have seen,” McConnell backed Rounds’ comments on Tuesday, telling CNN, “I think Sen. Rounds told the truth about what...
  • Shenanigans in the U.S. Senate: Shelby trying to add $50bn of defense spending

    08/09/2021 2:08:26 PM PDT · by RandFan · 31 replies
    twitter ^ | Aug 9 | Chad Pergram
    @ChadPergram A) From colleague Kelly Phares. GOP PA Sen Toomey tried to get clearance for his cryptocurrency amdt on the floor. But was blocked on the flr. GOP AL Sen Shelby wanted to include his amdt to hike defense spending. But Sanders objected to both amdts. B) Dem DE Sen Carper tried to get cryptocurrency added again. But couldn't get an agreement to do so. In short, the modifying cryptocurrency amdt was not adopted. Doubtful new language will be added before final passage.
  • Mo Brooks receives Senate endorsement from former President Donald Trump

    04/08/2021 6:53:26 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 23 replies
    WSFA 12 News, Montgomery ^ | 7 Apr 2021 | WAFF 48 Digital Staff
    <p>HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Congressman Mo Brooks received a major endorsement on Wednesday morning.</p><p>In a joint statement from the Brooks Campaign and the former President’s Communications Team, Trump announced “his strong endorsement” of the Congressman in the upcoming 2022 U.S. Senate race.</p>
  • Sources: Alabama senator has indicated he won’t run again

    02/05/2021 2:42:06 PM PST · by RandFan · 99 replies
    AP ^ | Feb 5 | By KIM CHANDLER
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Richard C. Shelby of Alabama, the Senate’s fourth most senior member, has told confidantes that he does not intend to run for reelection next year — prompting some Republicans to urge the powerful, establishment politician to reconsider, even as potential replacements prepare to run for his seat. The senator in recent weeks told one close Alabama ally that he was not planning on running in 2022 for what would be his seventh term, according to the ally, who was not authorized to discuss the matter and spoke with The Associated Press on condition of...
  • Bill introduced to prevent early release of inmates convicted of crimes related to terrorism

    05/24/2019 1:12:03 AM PDT · by blueplum · 2 replies
    Fox10 ^ | 23 May 2019 | Tyler Fingert
    ... two Washington lawmakers from Alabama are hoping to change the law, to prevent inmates like Lindh, who is convicted of crimes related to terrorism, from being released early for good behavior. The ‘No Leniency for Terrorists Act’ was introduced this week. It is two pages and 23 lines long. Congressman Bradley Byrne said the bill is necessary to keep terrorists "behind bars where they belong."... ...Also backing the bill in Alabama, Senator Richard Shelby...
  • 1965 World Sportscar Championship (Shelby and Bondurant charging)

    03/13/2019 10:12:08 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | aug 11 2012 | Various
    With the 12 hours of Sebring this Saturday I am posting an old video of the Shelby Cobra in the horrific cancellation at Monza in 1064 that left them with a 1 pt loss. And then the upgrades and win in 1965. The brittish manager tried to manipulate the win for the Brits....yes. A very interesting video!
  • Unique 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Super Snake sold at auction for record $2.2 million

    01/13/2019 9:58:48 AM PST · by ETL · 66 replies
    FoxNews.com/auto ^ | Jan 12, 2019 | Gary Gastelu | Fox News
    A legendary Ford Mustang sold for a historic price at the Mecum Auctions event in Kissimmee, Fla., on Friday night when the bidding ended at $2,200,000. That made it the most expensive Mustang ever sold at auction, and with good reason. The Shelby Mustang 1967 GT500 Super Snake was a one of a kind prototype that Carroll Shelby had built for a tire test conducted by Goodyear. He swapped out the GT500’s already potent 428 cubic-inch V8 for one of the 427 cubic-inch racing V8s from Ford’s Le Mans-winning GT40 and updated the rest of the powertrain and suspension to...
  • Bank Teller, 25, 'Who Texted her Boyfriend and his Accomplice a go Signal' after a Customer [Trunc]

    08/23/2018 9:26:01 AM PDT · by Cecily · 104 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | August 23, 2018 | Daniel Roth
    A Texas bank employee accused of being an accomplice to a violent armed robbery appeared in court Wednesday to face charges. Shelby Wyse, 25, was arrested and charged with aggravated robbery on Tuesday for her alleged part in a brazen daytime attack on a woman carrying $75,000 in Houston. The mother-of-one appeared before a judge Wednesday, wearing a Whitney Houston tank top with her hair scraped up in a top knot. Court documents state that security footage captures Wyse watching the woman while she conducted her business at the bank. She then allegedly sent a text message to her boyfriend...
  • GOP's Shelby played key role in Alabama Democrat's victory

    12/13/2017 3:48:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 13, 2017 6:00 PM EST | Matthew Daly
    Credit six-term Republican Sen. Richard Shelby for Democrat Doug Jones’ shocking win in Alabama, senators from both parties said Wednesday. Shelby, Alabama’s senior senator and the state’s most influential official, publicly opposed GOP nominee Roy Moore and declared before the election that ”the state of Alabama deserves better” than a former judge accused of sexual contact with teenage girls decades ago. A former Democrat, Shelby, 83, announced weeks before the election that he had already cast an absentee ballot for another, unspecified Republican, even as President Donald Trump and other prominent state Republicans stood up for Moore. “I give the...
  • Alabama senator: 'Relieved' Moore lost Senate race

    12/13/2017 1:03:47 PM PST · by detective · 86 replies
    MSN News ^ | 12/13/2017 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) said on Wednesday that he is "relieved" GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore lost the Alabama race and won't be representing the Republican party in Congress. "Relieved? Yes that's a good word. I'm relieved and I believe a lot of Republicans are relieved that Roy Moore and some of his people aren't the face of the Republican party," he told reporters when asked if he was feeling any relief over Tuesday's election results.
  • Grand Jury Indicts Two Men for Mailing Hoax Anthrax Letters

    04/29/2010 2:54:55 AM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 182+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Grand Jury Indicts Two Men for Mailing Hoax Anthrax Letters BIRMINGHAM—A federal grand jury today indicted two men in connection with a series of hoax anthrax letters that were mailed in Alabama this month and in March, U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance, U.S. Postal Inspector Frank Dyer and Federal Protective Service Threat Management Branch Chief Curtis Huston announced. The first 15 counts of the 24-count indictment charge CLIFTON LAMAR “CLIFF” DODD, 38, of Lincoln, with mailing 15 hoax letters between March 6 and April 5 that contained a threat in the form of...
  • Shelby American Is Building the 427 Daytona Coupe Carroll Never Got to Race

    08/22/2017 4:58:02 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 35 replies
    Road and Track ^ | 22 Aug, 2017 | CHRIS PERKINS
    Shelby American will build six aluminum continuation big-block Daytona Coupes to the original specifications of the car that could have dominated Le Mans. In 1964, Carroll Shelby and his crew built a one-off Daytona Coupe powered by a big-block V8, with the sole purpose of beating Ferrari at Le Mans. That car, CSX2286, promised great things, but it was damaged on the way to France, taking it out of the race before it began. Afterward, CSX2286 was converted back to its original 289 small-block configuration, like the rest of the Daytona Coupe fleet. For decades, there were no official big-block...
  • GOP senators break with Trump over transgender troop ban

    07/26/2017 10:39:55 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 184 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/26/2017 | John Bowden
    Multiple Republican senators broke with President Trump on Wednesday after he announced on Twitter than transgender troops would be banned from serving in the military. In separate statements, GOP Sens. John McCain (Ariz.), Joni Ernst (Iowa), Richard Shelby (Ala.), and Orrin Hatch (Utah) all criticized Trump for his decision that Obama-era rules allowing transgender troops to serve would be reversed. McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, ripped the call and said that Trump shouldn't be making policy announcements via tweet. “The President’s tweet this morning regarding transgender Americans in the military is yet another example of why major...
  • Lawmakers react to Trump's transgender military ban: 'Discriminatory, and un-American'

    07/26/2017 10:22:57 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 60 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 7/26/17 | Travis J. Tritten
    Reaction from Republican Sen. Richard Shelby and congressional Democrats rolled in Wednesday following President Trump's tweets announcing a ban on transgender people serving in the military. Shelby, an Alabama Republican, said the president's announcement reverses the current "big tent" policy for the country's all-volunteer military and that he wanted to look more closely at Trump's morning tweets.
  • The Very First Shelby Cobra Just Sold For A Staggering Record $13.75 Million

    08/21/2016 8:37:35 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 70 replies
    jalopnik.com ^ | Patrick George
    The Monterey Car Week auctions are where the beautiful members of the landed gentry go to blow obscene amounts of money on cars, and at yesterday’s RM Sotheby’s auction, one of them took Cobramania to new heights. This 1962 Shelby 260 Cobra known as the CSX 2000 just commanded $13.75 million at auction. ... RM Sotheby’s has a ton of detailed information on this legendary car, but it is notable for being the very first Shelby Cobra. It arrived in the U.S. without a motor in February 1962, and Carroll Shelby and his partner Dean Moon then threw in a...
  • Obama’s Gun-control Hypocrisy Called Out by Alabama Senator

    04/12/2016 6:50:00 AM PDT · by detective · 14 replies
    The New American ^ | 11 April 2016 | Bob Adelmann
    On March 30, President Obama commuted the prison sentences of 62 criminals, 12 of whom were behind bars for gun-related drug crimes. This was just too much for Alabama’s senior Senator Richard Shelby (R), so the next day Shelby sent a stinging letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch. He asked her about the president’s hypocrisy and demanded answers to questions that he posed to her during a committee hearing back in January. Wrote Shelby: I have strong concerns that 12 of these 61 individuals were convicted of one, if not more, firearm-related offenses … [including]: Seven convictions of possession of...
  • Richard Shelby readies for Senate primary: 'I've got a lot of purpose'

    02/28/2016 5:27:24 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 22 replies
    al.com/ ^ | February 27, 2016 | Howard Koplowitz
    At 81 years old, U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., isn't ready to call it a career. "I feel good. I've got a lot of energy, I've got a lot of purpose, too," Shelby said during an interview last week at the Renaissance Ross Bridge resort in Hoover. "I want to be [in Washington] for a reason: To represent the people of Alabama, and I think people understand that." (SNIP) This month, his campaign launched a website attacking the 33-year-old McConnell's integrity.
  • Hold on Ex-Im nomination keeps cronyism crimped

    02/09/2016 4:29:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 9, 2015 | Diane Katz
    The president has nominated attorney J. Mark McWatters for the bank board. However, Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), chairman of the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, has said he's "in no hurry" to hold a hearing or a vote on the nomination. Other pending confirmations take precedence, he said.The last of the 2015 lobbying reports are in, and the top corporate spender turns out to have been the Boeing Company, at $21.9 million. Not coincidentally, the aerospace giant also outranks thousands of other firms in profiting from the subsidies doled out by the Export-Import Bank. Last year, Boeing benefitted...
  • The Latest: Man charged with disturbing peace at Camp Shelby

    08/05/2015 4:47:59 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 29 replies
    AP ^ | 8/5/2015 | AP
    The latest on shootings at the Camp Shelby military facility in southern Mississippi (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Officials say they have arrested the man they believe was making the sounds soldiers at Mississippi's Camp Shelby reported as gunshots Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Sheriff: 2 men fire at soldiers in Mississippi; none hurt

    08/04/2015 4:50:56 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 3 replies
    AP ^ | August 4, 2015 | AP
    HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- Authorities are searching for two men who fired gunshots from a vehicle at soldiers at a military facility in Mississippi, although no one was reported wounded, a sheriff said Tuesday. Perry County Sheriff Jimmy Dale Smith told WDAM-TV ( http://bit.ly/1UlrHi6 ) that the soldiers were training at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center near Hattiesburg.