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  • SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS TO REPLACE FLAGS AT UNION SPRINGS

    05/22/2015 6:12:39 PM PDT · by robowombat · 110 replies
    SCV Telegraph ^ | May 22, 2015
    SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS TO REPLACE FLAGS AT UNION SPRINGS Gary Carlyle, Commander of the Alabama Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, announced today that at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning, May 23rd, the SCV will replace the memorial flags which were recently removed from a Confederate cemetery in Union Springs, Alabama by an individual in that town. In a statement, Carlyle said that he wished to thank Mayor Saint T. Thomas, Jr. and the City Council of Union Springs for working together with the Sons of Confederate Veterans on the restoration project. "The Mayor and the Council have...
  • CCHS graduate’s powerful prayer brings cheers during medical emergency

    05/22/2015 8:37:00 AM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 6 replies
    Trussville Tribune ^ | 5/21/2015 | Scott Buttram
    When the Clay-Chalkville High School graduation ceremony stopped briefly for a medical emergency in the stands, graduate Christian Crawford spontaneously took to the microphone to pray for the person receiving treatment. Crawford told the crowd that he didn’t know what was going on, but he wanted to pray. The young man’s powerful prayer brought cheers from the crowd on hand. The ceremony resumed shortly after the prayer. Check out the video below to see Crawford’s prayer.
  • United No Longer: Alabama factory votes for fifth time to decertify union

    05/20/2015 2:37:57 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 5/20/15 | Bill McMorris
    Alabama factory workers voted for the fifth time in two years to break ties with the UAW on Tuesday.Workers at NTN-Bower voted 74-52 to boot the union off the premises of the manufacturer, making it the third time anti-union employees have beaten UAW Local 1990 in the last 18 months.Local 1990 did not respond to request for comment.Union opponents have received legal assistance from the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation throughout the process. NRTW spokesman Patrick Semmens said the fifth vote should settle any doubts about the will of the workers.“Once again, employees at the Hamilton NTN-Bower plant...
  • 20 Republicans Who Joined Pelosi Refuse To Condemn That She Called Republicans ..‘Un-American’

    05/19/2015 6:44:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 19 May 2015 | Edwin Mora
    All 20 Republican lawmakers who voted against an amendment that prevents illegals from enlisting in the U.S. military refused to answer questions from Breitbart News regarding the expedited citizenship most illegals would have been eligible for once they joined the armed forces. They also each refused to answer whether they agree with House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) calling their Republican colleagues who voted for the amendment “xenophobic” and “un-American.” That means that for now, the 20 Republicans who defected and joined Democrats in opposing the amendment are allowing Pelosi’s comments to remain unchallenged. ... There is a core...
  • Tim Cook on meeting George Wallace as teen: 'It felt wrong, like I was selling a piece of my soul'

    05/17/2015 9:36:42 PM PDT · by boycott · 60 replies
    AL.com ^ | May 17, 2015 | Crystal Bonvillian
    Apple CEO and Alabama native Tim Cook had some choice words on Sunday about meeting former Alabama Gov. George Wallace when he was a teenager. Cook, the first openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company, spoke of Wallace during a commencement address he gave at George Washington University. According to Business Insider, the Robertsdale native told the graduating class an anecdote about visiting Washington, D.C., as a 16-year-old who had won an essay contest at school. Before leaving for D.C., Cook had the chance to go to Montgomery and meet Wallace, who was notorious for his opposition to racial...
  • Student Who Got In to Eight Ivy League Schools Picks Alabama Instead

    05/17/2015 7:13:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 17, 2015 | Christine Rousselle
    Ronald Nelson from Memphis, Tennessee, is a senior at Houston High School. He was accepted to all eight Ivy League schools--that's Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Dartmouth, Columbia, Brown, Cornell, and UPenn--along with Johns Hopkins, Stanford, and Vanderbilt, among a few other schools. While any of these schools are fantastic options, Nelson made headlines for another reason: he turned them all down. Nelson will be attending the University of Alabama this fall, as a member of the school's honors program.While it may seem shocking that a student would turn down a prestigious university for a state school, Nelson actually showed impressive maturity...
  • Removal of Confederate flags from cemetery sparks controversy [Alabama]

    05/16/2015 1:32:34 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 248 replies
    Fox Carolina ^ | May 16, 2015 | Lindsey Rogers
    A prominent attorney admits to taking flags from the graves of soldiers, a move that's sparked both positive reaction and calls for him to be arrested and disbarred. He's also received death threats and hate mail. The lawyer says his actions are meant to promote unity. A bag of small Confederate flags sits at Union Springs City Hall. They were removed from graves at an old Confederate cemetery downtown, behind the Red Door Theater, near the intersection of Highway 82 and North Prairie Street. Myron Penn pulled up the flags with his family on Mother's Day. Penn, a founding partner...
  • Senator Sessions on the Debate Walker Started on Immigration

    05/11/2015 11:41:39 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | May 11, 2015 | Rich Lowry
    Jim Geraghty has a piece on the home page today about how Jeff Sessions got Scott Walker’s ear on immigration. Here is a further statement from Sessions on the debate: >>>>Any political party that wants to win needs to demonstrate that it is willing to go to bat for working Americans. Perhaps no issue more divides a small handful of elites in Washington, D.C. from the American people than the issue of immigration. The idea that immigration should be increased beyond any level ever recorded — without any discussion of its social or economic impact — is not mainstream, but...
  • Coulter Hammers First Lady For "Letting Out Her Reverend Wright"

    05/12/2015 4:03:30 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 12,2015 | Jeff Poor
    On Monday's broadcast of "Hannity" on the Fox News Channel, conservative commentator Ann Coulter reacted to first lady Michelle Obama's remarks at Tuskegee University in Alabama over the weekend, which Obama said as being the first black first lady she faced "fear" and "misperceptions."
  • Walker Adopts Session’s Hard Line on Immigration, Dividing Himself from the Rest of the Field

    05/11/2015 12:33:46 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 44 replies
    National Review ^ | May 11, 2015 | Jim Geraghty
    Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, the all-but-declared Republican presidential candidate currently leading the polls in Iowa, sounds more like Alabama senator Jeff Sessions when he discusses immigration issues these days. “The next president and the next Congress need to make decisions about a legal-immigration system that’s based on, first and foremost, on protecting American workers and American wages,” Walker told Glenn Beck on April 20. “It is a fundamentally lost issue by many in elected positions today, is what is this doing for American workers looking for jobs, what is this doing to wages, and we need to have that to...
  • Autauga Co. substitute teacher shortage linked to Obamacare

    05/07/2015 4:51:28 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    FOX6 WBRC TV ^ | May 7, 2015 | By Hannah Lane
    ... Since January, there has been a shortage of subs in Autauga County, which leaders say is a first for the school system. The shortage means students may be disbursed and placed in another class for the day or teachers take turns during their planning period. Superintendent Spence Agee says the shortage is due to the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The law requires large employers to provide insurance for employees working more than 30 hours a week. Due to the requirement, the schools have had to cut back on substitutes' hours, only allowing them to work three...
  • Senate passes Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act 98 to 1 (Cotton only NO vote)

    05/07/2015 11:45:23 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 19 replies
    C-SPAN2 | today
    Bill heads to House when they return from recess next Tuesday.
  • German-born US rocket expert Oscar Holderer dies at 95

    05/06/2015 11:59:09 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 6, 2015 | unattributed
    The last known surviving member of the German engineering team that designed the rocket that took US astronauts to the Moon has died in Alabama. Oscar Holderer, who was 95, suffered a stroke last week and did not recover, his son Michael said. Mr Holderer was one of about 120 engineers who moved to the US after World War Two, bringing technology used in the German V2 rocket. They played a key role in the Saturn V rocket used in the 1969 Moon landing. The team, led by Wernher von Braun, was part of a project called Operation Paperclip that...
  • Alabama bill would let ministers refuse same-sex marriages

    05/06/2015 7:26:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    AP ^ | 5/6/2015
    A bill working its way through the Alabama Legislature would allow probate judges and ministers to refuse to marry same-sex couples on religious grounds. The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday heard passionate testimony about the bill that the sponsor says came about after a brief period of legalized gay marriage in Alabama. Proponents say the bill would protect religious beliefs, but opponents say it opens the door to broader discrimination of same-sex couples and other groups.
  • You Know Who Else Set "Mousetraps" For Savages, Chris Mathews? Martin Luther King

    05/06/2015 1:46:55 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 6, 2015 | John Nolte
    Wasn’t it just last month our country (and the media) celebrated and honored the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King baiting, inciting and setting a mousetrap for hate-filled savages on a bridge in Selma, Alabama?
  • Brooks Opposes Helping Illegal Aliens Take Military Service Jobs From Americans

    05/02/2015 3:44:47 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    Washington, D.C. – Early this morning, the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) passed the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) after open borders and amnesty proponents added Congressman Ruben Gallego’s (D-AZ) amendment, on a 33-30 vote, that encourages the Secretary of Defense to declare that DACA illegal aliens are "vital" to America's national interest and thus eligible to enlist in the U.S. Armed Forces even though they are not American citizens. In previous years, HASC defeated similar efforts to help illegal aliens compete for and take military service opportunities from American citizens. However, six wayward Republicans spurned the HASC...
  • Alabama House calls for Convention of States to rein in federal government

    04/29/2015 4:16:46 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    yellohammernews.com ^ | 4/29/15 | Elizabeth Beshears
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — After several hours of debate Tuesday evening, the Alabama House of Representatives approved a resolution calling for a Convention of States to amend the U.S. Constitution. Article V of the U.S. Constitution says that a convention of the states can be convened if two-thirds of the state legislatures (34) approve an application for the convention to occur. By design, that’s a high bar to clear. And the bar gets even higher when it comes to actually passing a constitutional amendment. It takes an affirmative vote from three-fourths (38) of the states to actually amend the constitution. Each...
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Harry Reid Is Better Than Jeff Sessions

    04/29/2015 5:47:06 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Apr 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce purports to be a Republican-leaning organization, but it actually ranked Democratic Senate Leader Harry Reid better than Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) in its new scorecard for 2014 votes. Last year, the Chamber gave Sessions a 57 percent ranking. He voted four times with the big business group, three times against and once didn’t have a recorded vote. Reid, on the other hand, voted with the Chamber five times and against it three times, earning a 63 percent rating. “Some may be surprised by the scores, but when you look at the bills the Chamber prioritized...
  • USCG: one boater rescued, four remain missing in Mobile Bay [regatta capizes by weather]

    04/26/2015 1:23:48 AM PDT · by topher · 7 replies
    Fox News TV 10 Mobile ^ | Posted: Apr 25, 2015 7:25 PM CST | By Liz Kuy, FOX10 Digital Executive Producer
    MOBILE, AL (WALA) - One boater was rescued, but four were still missing as the United States Coast Guard searched the waters of Mobile Bay after sailing vessels participating in a Dauphin Island sailing regatta capsized during a storm. The Coast Guard Sector Mobile received the report at approximately 4:30 p.m. Saturday that the regatta was struck by severe weather causing multiple vessels to capsize and leaving multiple people on the water. The United States Coast Guard said 200 people were on 119 boats during the 57th annual iteration of the Dauphin Island Race.
  • Looking Back: The Doomsayers Were Wrong about the BP Oil Spill; Mother Nature Heals Itself

    04/23/2015 7:08:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/23/2015 | by STEPHEN MOORE & JOEL GRIFFITH Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/417345/doomsay
    Five years ago this week, a blowout of BPÂ’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig 40 miles from the Gulf Coast tragically claimed eleven lives and spilled 3 million barrels of oil from the damaged wellhead into the Gulf. ItÂ’s hard to forget the video images of thick oil gushing, day after day, into the regionÂ’s waters. It was a horrific accident that caused substantial damage to the ecology and commerce of the region. Gulf-area wildlife, portions of the shoreline, tourism, fishers and shrimpers, and energy-sector workers suffered large losses in the aftermath of the spill. BP has paid close to $27...
  • Big Hit For U.S. Oil Production In January

    04/24/2015 5:51:32 AM PDT · by thackney · 11 replies
    Oil Price ^ | 23 April 2015 | Arthur Berman
    U.S. crude oil production fell at least 135,000 barrels of oil per day in January 2015 compared to December 2014 according to the EIA (Figure 1). Bakken Shale production fell the most of any play or jurisdiction losing 37,000 barrels per day in North Dakota and 4,000 barrels per day in Montana for a total of 41,000 barrels of oil per day (Figure 2). Production in California, the offshore Gulf of Mexico, Alaska and Wyoming also declined significantly. Figure 3 shows Bakken production based on DrillingInfo data. The 42,000 barrels of oil per day drop in January production is completely...
  • Republican Immigration Critic Gets Slapped Down(By Cruz & Lee as lobbyists buzz)

    04/24/2015 5:04:36 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 30 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 14, 2013 | Fawn Johnson
    The most potent illustration that Republicans have shifted their attitudes on immigration came Tuesday morning when all GOP members of the Senate Judiciary Committee rejected an amendment from Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., to severely limit the number of legal immigrants allowed into the country. The committee’s overwhelming ‘No’ vote shows that the battle for Republicans’ souls on immigration has shifted away from groups that want to reduce the influx of foreigners, like the Heritage Foundation, NumbersUSA, and Fairness for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), toward free-market groups that applaud increased immigration, such as Americans for Tax Reform and the CATO Institute....
  • Is Jeff Sessions the go-to conservative Senator with Cruz running for president?

    04/22/2015 7:55:12 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 9 replies
    I don't know if Walker has been talking to Jeff Sessions. But if Walker or any candidate was to visit DC and ask for advice who would he actually talk to? He can't talk to Rand, Rubio or Cruz? Mike Lee is friends with all 3 so I dont know how he couldl advise all 3 campaigns. He can't talk to the highly unpopular Flake, Hatch and McCain. He can't be seen with the pro-abort, pro-gay Rob Portman. That leaves Grassley, Vitter and Sessions as the only conservative Senators to talk to. Maybe they could talk to Risch or Crapo...
  • Alabama Woman Joins Islamic State, Urges Americans to Follow Her

    04/21/2015 5:56:25 PM PDT · by markomalley · 35 replies
    Muslim community leaders in Hoover, Ala. confirm that a 20-year-old woman left her family in November to join the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization in Syria, confirming a BuzzFeed report.The woman, identified only as Hoda, agreed to a series of interviews with BuzzFeed from Raqqa, Syria – the de facto Islamic State capital. Her father, a Yemeni native identified as Mohammed said that his daughter was "brainwashed" by IS.A series of Tweets from Hoda's Twitter account call for other Americans to join the Islamic State and commit terrorist attacks in the United States.On March 19 she tweeted: "Americans wake up!...
  • Rubio, Norquist Push Back Against Anti-Immigration Groups

    04/20/2015 2:33:13 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 51 replies
    ABC Univision ^ | Feb 14, 2013 | Ted Hesson
    Several prominent Republicans are trying to push immigration restrictionist groups to the fringe of the debate by challenging their conservative credentials and attacking their stance on population control, The Washington Post reports. GOP heavyweights like Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and power broker Grover Norquist are backing an effort to inform conservatives about the history of groups like the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), NumbersUSA and the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS). (SNIP) Those organizations are now the leading conservative voices against immigration, both legal and illegal, and have received the endorsement of Republicans like Senators Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and...
  • Unions fight to preserve Obama’s immigration actions, their members

    04/11/2015 10:50:25 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 12, 2015
    Two of the country’s most powerful and politically influential labor unions are backing President Obama in the recent court challenge to his 2014 executive action on illegal immigration, saying they support the president’s effort because "undocumented workers" need more workplace protection and their participation helps the U.S. economy. The AFL-CIO and the National Education Association on Monday each filed so-called amicus briefs in a federal appeals court case in which Texas and 26 other states are challenges the president’s 2014 memorandum on illegal immigration. The memorandum essentially expands work authorization and delayed-deportation programs for illegal immigrants. And it provides similar...
  • GOP hopefuls criticize Obama marijuana policy but hedge on their own

    04/02/2015 10:26:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 1, 2015 | Seth McLaughlin
    Republican presidential hopefuls are united in blasting President Obama for his chaotic enforcement of marijuana laws, but the unity quickly breaks down when they are asked how they would handle things if they were in the White House. Some have sent mixed signals, saying state decisions should be respected while questioning how Mr. Obama has respected those decisions. Others have refused to say how they would wield the federal bureaucracy against marijuana. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is one of the few potential candidates to take a firm stance, saying he would insist on following federal statutes that outlaw the drug....
  • Alabama death row inmate is free after 30 years. How the case against him unraveled.

    04/03/2015 9:20:40 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/3/15 | Abby Phillip
    Anthony Ray Hinton was one of Alabama’s longest-serving death row inmates, having spent more than half his life incarcerated. Now, after 30 years of saying he is innocent in the murder of two men, the 58-year-old Hinton walked out of an Alabama jail on Friday, finally a free man.
  • NUCLEAR ATTACK ON THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES

    03/31/2015 4:06:44 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 19 replies
    Vanity | 3/31/2015 | Self
    My heart is broken right now realizing that harm has been done to LGBT people in this country. Much of it is real involving bullying and sexual abuse, among other things. But much of it is also imaginary leading to imaginary notions about 'enemies'. Those who have conservative religious beliefs about sexuality have been defined by activists that include major business leaders like Apple CEO Tim Cook as bigots, racists, KKK and Nazis. With that notion in their heads and with business- political-media support, one shudders to think what is happening at this moment in the attack on the Indiana...
  • CODELs: Boehner to Israel, McCarthy to Tunisia, Pelosi to Asia

    03/30/2015 1:28:47 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 1 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 4:08 p.m. March 30 | Emma Dumain
    Not everybody gets to travel overseas during the two-week House recess — just ask Louie Gohmert. However, many of those lawmakers who are participating in high-profile congressional delegations, or CODELs, will come back to Capitol Hill armed with new insights into some of the biggest policy issues facing Congress this year. Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, is leading a delegation that will culminate in a meeting in Israel with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who just won re-election and addressed a joint meeting of Congress earlier this month. According to readouts from the speaker’s office, the group started out in Manchester,...
  • Roby on CODEL: ‘I want the people of Israel to know we stand with them’

    03/30/2015 2:44:15 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 1 replies
    Yellowhammer ^ | March 29, 2015 at 1:54 pm CDT
    MANCHESTER, UK — Alabama congresswoman Martha Roby is currently with eight of her colleagues, including House Speaker John Boehner, on a CODEL (congressional delegation trip) reinforcing the need for strong American leadership in the world, including in the fight to defeat ISIS. The CODEL began with British allies in Manchester, U.K., where more than 70 years ago General George S. Patton and the Third Army were stationed prior to the Normandy invasion. The delegation then traveled to Israel, where Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu recently won re-election at a time of heightened tensions between Netanyahu’s government and the Obama administration over...
  • In Jordan, Boehner Delegation Discussions Focus on Iranian-Backed Violence, Growing Terrorist Threat

    03/30/2015 6:58:44 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    Speaker.gov ^ | March 30, 2015 | Speaker Boehner's Press Office
    AMMAN, JORDAN – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and a delegation of senior lawmakers met with His Majesty King Abdullah II on Sunday during a visit to Jordan where talks focused on Iranian-backed violence in the region and the growing terrorist threat. King Abdullah hosted the delegation for a luncheon at Beit al-Urdun Palace. Lawmakers also met with U.S. Ambassador Alice Wells, Nasser Judeh, Jordan’s Foreign Minister, as well as senior embassy officials. Discussions focused on two major trends in the region: the violence caused by Iran’s allies and proxies, and the spreading of the terrorist threat. There was also...
  • U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against Alabama in Redistricting Case

    03/25/2015 3:19:02 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | Mach 25, 2015
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with black and Democratic lawmakers in Alabama who said the State Legislature had relied too heavily on race in its 2012 state redistricting by maintaining high concentrations of black voters in some districts. The vote was 5 to 4, with Justice Anthony M. Kennedy joining the court’s four more liberal members to form a majority.
  • Family grieves for toddler who died after drinking drug-laced soda

    Davonna Hendon planned to take her son, Demonie, to Chuck E. Cheese's for his birthday Saturday. The 2-year-old was so excited that, last week, as they passed the interstate, he pointed to the sign and said that was the way to Chuck E. Cheese's. But Davonna Hendon won't be able to take Demonie to a birthday party Saturday. "I've got to bury him on his birthday," she said through tears Friday night. Demonie died after he drank grape soda laced with methadone in Bessemer last Friday night. The bottle had apparently been left unattended by a babysitter. The babysitter realized...
  • Alabama Fugitive Kelly Lynn Miller Back in US After Deportation From Thailand

    03/20/2015 10:56:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    al.com ^ | 3/20/15 | Carol Robinson
    Longtime fugitive Kelly Lynn Miller is back on U.S. soil after she was arrested last week in Thailand. Miller, convicted in a 2004 fatal DUI crash, arrived in California via commercial airline about 8:30 p.m. CDT after being deported from Thailand, according to the U.S. Marshals Service. U.S. Marshals and other government investigators escorted her to California. She will be held at either the Los Angeles County Jail or the San Bernardino County Jail until she is brought back to Alabama. It will be up to officials in Alabama to coordinate her return here, and it wasn't immediately clear how...
  • Transferring red-snapper control to states is adored and despised

    03/18/2015 3:12:00 PM PDT · by Vob · 15 replies
    NOLA.com I Times Picayune ^ | March 18, 2015 at 3:16 | Todd Masson
    "Coordinated management among the states is the only solution to an unaccountable federal system of fisheries management. Faced with an untenable situation, the states have risen to the challenge and collectively identified a clear path to a more balanced fishery."
  • Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's son arrested [blames crooked cops, liberals]

    03/17/2015 7:53:50 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 20 replies
    AL.com ^ | 03/16/2015 | Kelsey Stein
    The son of Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was arrested Sunday for drug possession near the scene of an attempted break-in, court records show. Caleb Moore, 24, was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana. According to court documents, officers responded to the 1200 block of Allen Street in Troy to a report of an attempted home break-in. They found five men, including Moore, outside near a pickup truck that smelled strongly of marijuana. After the men said there were no drugs in the vehicle, officers searched the truck and found a bag of marijuana in...
  • EXCLUSIVE–TOM COTTON STANDS FIRM AGAINST LEFT, MEDIA: OBAMA ‘PAVING THE PATH’ FOR IRAN TO GET NUKE

    03/12/2015 1:33:19 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 12, 2015 | by MATTHEW BOYLE
    Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) unloaded on President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, former Secretary of State and likely 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, and the mainstream media over the Iranian nuclear deal—and the letter of 47 Republican senators he led about it—in an exclusive interview on Thursday morning with Breitbart News. Cotton, a U.S. Army veteran, is the youngest member of the U.S. Senate (age 37) and defeated sitting Democrat Mark Pryor last election. This first big battle has created a firestorm that the bold southern conservative is handily winning against the entire...
  • Illegal Immigrant Charged With Rape, Sodomy Of 10-Year-Old Alabama Girl

    03/13/2015 3:21:18 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | march 12, 2015 | al weaver
    An illegal immigrant was arrested Monday in Alabama after sexually assaulting a young girl. According to reports, Ramiro Ajualip, a 27-year-old who entered the country illegally, was accused earlier this week of raping a 10-year-old girl on Feb. 27 while he was living with the child’s family. Ajualip was charged with first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy, which are both Class A felonies in Alabama and carry with them sentences ranging from 10 years to life in prison with parole a possibility if convicted, according to a local report. “From the information we have received, he has been here about four weeks,” Russellville Police Chief Chris Hargett...
  • Selma Plus 50

    03/10/2015 7:08:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 10, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    I liked the movie "Selma," though it could have done without the rap song during credits that referenced "hands up, don't shoot," a slogan that emerged from the shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer whose actions the Justice Department recently determined did not "constitute prosecutable violations" of federal civil rights law. As President Obama marched last weekend in Selma, Alabama, along with others commemorating that seminal civil rights demonstration, it became clear that the time has come to stop focusing on marches and take a sober look at what really troubles the African-American community today and...
  • ON THIS DAY IN 1965 – Angry Democrats with Billy Clubs & Dogs Attacked Selma Civil Rights Marchers

    03/09/2015 4:00:09 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 7 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 03/07/2015 | staff
    On this day in 1965, state police under the command of the Democrat Governor, George Wallace, attacked African-Americans who were demonstrating for voting rights in Selma, Alabama. The rampaging Democrats used billy clubs and tear gas and dogs in their “Bloody Sunday” assault. A Republican-appointed federal judge, Frank Johnson, soon ruled in favor of the demonstrators, enabling them to complete their march two weeks later.
  • KKK fliers left at Selma homes on 50th anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday'

    03/09/2015 2:00:20 PM PDT · by BBell · 30 replies
    http://www.al.com ^ | 3/8/15 | Emily Hill
    Ku Klux Klan fliers were left at Selma homes on the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday." Robert Jones, the grand dragon of the Loyal White Knights of the KKK spoke with AL.com Sunday afternoon and said about 4,000 KKK fliers have been distributed throughout Selma and Montgomery in the last two weeks. "We pretty much put out fliers, some against King and some against immigration," Jones said. "It's time for the American people to wake up to these falsehoods that they preach about MLK." Jones said bags containing a flier and a rock were thrown onto the doorsteps of people's...
  • The GOP’s Conspicuous Absence from Selma

    03/09/2015 6:51:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/07/2015 | Charles C.W. Cooke
    This afternoon, in the hot center of the state of Alabama, a parade of Americans will pay homage to a historic march. Meeting on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, on which hundreds of black Americans were beaten for the crime of standing up to their government, Barack Obama will remember a heroic feat of rebellion, and a brutal act of repression. The president, the White House has announced, will speak personally “about what it means to stand on the spot where police beat and gassed 600 unarmed protestors,” and he will explain what the moment means to him as an African...
  • GOP senators send warning on Iran deal

    03/09/2015 5:46:46 AM PDT · by McGruff · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/9/2015 | David McCabe
    Forty-seven Senate Republicans are signaling in an open letter to Iran and the White House that a deal over Tehran’s nuclear program will be at risk once President Obama leaves office. “It has come to our attention while observing your nuclear negotiations with our government that you may not fully understand our constitutional system,” the senators wrote in the letter, which was first reported by Bloomberg. “Thus, we are writing to bring to your attention two features of our Constitution — the power to make binding international agreements and the different character of federal offices — which you should seriously...
  • George W Bush cropped out of New York Times front cover image of Selma march

    03/09/2015 7:20:54 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 84 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3/9/15 | Andrew Marszal
    The New York Times has been accused of bias by conservative US media after cropping George W Bush and his wife Laura out of its front-page image of the Selma anniversary march. The former Republican president took part in Saturday's march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama to mark 50 years since one of the bloodiest episodes in America's civil rights movement. But the photograph on the front page of Sunday's New York Times, which showed Barack and Michelle Obama leading the anniversary march, appeared to cut the Bushes from the right-hand side of the image.
  • WATCH: Civil Rights Leader Refuses to March With Bush

    03/08/2015 7:59:41 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 41 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | March 8, 2015 | Rip Curl
    Diane Nash, a leader and strategist of the student wing of the 1960s civil rights movement, refused to march in Selma on Saturday because former President George W. Bush also attended the event, which celebrated the 50th anniversary of the famous nonviolent protest.
  • FLASHBACK: Obama Credits 1965 Selma March for Inspiring His Birth… In 1961

    03/08/2015 6:07:26 PM PDT · by george76 · 54 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 8, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama marched with New Black Panthers at the Selma rally in 2007. ... New Panther National Chief Malik Zulu Shabazz is seen speaking at the rally on the left. Then Obama speaks to the Selma crowd at the same rally. This was the same visit to Selma where Obama credited the 1965 marchers with empowering his black father and white mother to marry… Obama was born in 1961. He was off by 4 years when the Selma march took place. But, it made a good speech.
  • Crowds arrive in Selma for 'Bloody Sunday' anniversary

    03/07/2015 9:52:58 AM PST · by PROCON · 50 replies
    AP ^ | March 7, 2015
    SELMA, Ala. - Thousands of people are gathering in Selma, Alabama to see President Barack Obama at the 50th anniversary of a landmark event of the civil rights movement. Charter buses from across the nation are clogging traffic in the riverside town of 20,000. It's a carnival atmosphere with vendors selling souvenirs commemorating the violent confrontation called "Bloody Sunday."
  • Obama to mark 50 years since Selma civil rights march

    03/07/2015 8:56:23 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3/7/15 | BBC
    US President Barack Obama is due to take part in events celebrating the 50th anniversary of a landmark civil rights march in Selma, Alabama. He will deliver a speech to mark "Bloody Sunday" in March 1965, when security forces attacked demonstrators. His wife Michelle and about 100 members of Congress are also due to attend. Afterwards Mr Obama and his wife Michelle will join marchers in a recreation of a walk on a bridge that was severely repressed. Police beat and used tear gas on demonstrators at the foot of Edmund Pettus Bridge on 7 March, 1965.
  • African-American Pastors to Give Alabama Judge Moore Courage Award

    03/07/2015 3:54:22 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 4 replies
    The New American ^ | 3/5/2015 | Jack Kenny
    Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore will receive the first “Letter From Birmingham Jail Courage Award” from the Coalition of African-American Pastors, the CAAP announced this week. The group plans to present to Moore the first of what is planned as an annual award sometime this spring, according to the announcement sent out on Wednesday. The award is named for civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.’s impassioned plea to fellow clergymen to stand united in opposition to segregation, written while he was jailed in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1963. CAAP announced the award would got to Moore the day after the...