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  • Birmingham state of emergency prompts city-wide curfew; Confederate monument being removed

    06/01/2020 10:20:30 PM PDT · by Meatspace · 13 replies
    WKRG ^ | 6/1/20 | Tim Reid
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Sunday night’s unrest is prompting Birmingham mayor Randall Woodfin to declare a state of emergency and implement a citywide curfew. “So in order to prevent more civil unrest in our city, I think it’s imperative that we remove that statue that’s in Linn Park,” Woodfin said. Sunday night, Woodfin told a crowd of protesters in Linn Park that he would do all he could to tear down the confederate monument to help keep the peace. The Mayor says he will move forward with bringing the monument down despite possibly facing a lawsuit from the State Attorney...
  • WTAF?! Blue-checked professor tweets thread detailing EXACTLY how to pull down the Washington Monument

    06/01/2020 7:25:01 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 37 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 1 June 2020 | Sam J
    We have seen a lot of disgusting, repugnant tweets and threads on Twitter, especially with the riots going on across the country. But this thread from a professor named Sarah Parcak giving very specific details on how to destroy the Washington Monument is a humdinger of horrible. Take a look. PSA For ANYONE who might be interested in how to pull down an obelisk* safely from an Egyptologist who never ever in a million years thought this advice might come in handy *might be masquerading as a racist monument I dunno
  • 'Pull together back and forth': Professor explains how to topple 'racist monuments'

    06/01/2020 8:24:20 AM PDT · by kevcol · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 1, 2020 | Spencer Neale
    Amid protests across the country in the wake of George Floyd's death, a University of Alabama at Birmingham professor provided a step-by-step guide along with a figure drawing explaining how protesters can "topple" Confederate monuments. Sarah Parcak, a well-known archaeologist who received a Guggenheim fellowship in 2020, shared on Sunday "handy" information about how to destroy public property she considered "racist." "PSA For ANYONE who might be interested in how to pull down an obelisk* safely from an Egyptologist who never ever in a million years thought this advice might come in handy," Parcak tweeted. "*might be masquerading as a...
  • Armed Residents In Alabama Guard Their Neighborhoods

  • Coronavirus job losses are hitting these 3 states the hardest

    05/28/2020 10:49:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 05/28/2020 | Zack Guzman
    The number of jobs lost due to the coronavirus shutdown continue to mount, with the latest weekly total of Americans applying for unemployment benefits topping 2 million, yet again. The latest swath of applications brings the total amount of jobless claims to more than 40 million over the past 10 weeks, wiping out the 20 million jobs added over the last decade by a two-to-one margin. But some states have been feeling the impact of job losses more than others. A Yahoo Finance review of jobless claims data from the U.S. Department of Labor shows that Georgia and other states...
  • Jeff Sessions Failed His Biggest Test

    05/25/2020 1:57:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 80 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2020 | Jeff Crouere
    During his 20 years in the U.S. Senate, Jeff Sessions was a solid conservative who was right on issues such as stopping illegal immigration. He was the first U.S. senator to endorse Donald Trump for president and was rewarded with one of the most coveted appointments in the new administration. Trump appointed Sessions to be U.S. attorney general. Unfortunately, Sessions was a cowardly leader of the Department of Justice. He permitted Deep State operatives to remain in key positions. He recused himself from the Russia investigation, allowing his deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, to appoint Robert Mueller as Special Counsel....
  • Jeff Sessions Cited the WRONG LAW when He Recused Himself .. Took Advice From Obama Lawyers

    03/14/2018 7:31:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 243 replies
    GP ^ | March 14, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    STUNNING: Jeff Sessions Cited the WRONG LAW when He Recused Himself from Russian Witch Hunt – Took Advice From Obama Lawyers ( full title ) ... Sessions made the announcement the day after he was sworn in as Attorney General after advice from Obama lawyers in the Department of Justice. ... legal expert Gregg Jarrett told Sean Hannity that Sessions used the WRONG LAW when announcing his recusal. He took advice from OBAMA OFFICIALS and they misled him. Gregg Jarrett: He betrayed the president. He knew when he was sworn in that he was going to recuse himself and the...
  • Group buys Alabama abortion clinic to keep it from closing

    05/17/2020 10:58:19 AM PDT · by thecodont · 12 replies
    Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle / sfgate.com ^ | Updated 1:31 pm PDT, Saturday, May 16, 2020 | Kim Chandler, Associated Press
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Conservative lawmakers in Alabama last year tried to enact the nation's most stringent abortion ban, but the attempt to outlaw the procedure may have had one ironic twist. An Alabama-based abortion rights group used a flood of donations that poured in from across the country after the ban to purchase the state’s busiest abortion clinic to ensure it stays open. Yellowhammer Fund — a group founded to help low-income women access abortion — announced the purchase of West Alabama Women’s Center on Friday, the one-year anniversary of the passage of the Alabama ban.
  • Sessions sends open letter to Alabamans on recusal from Mueller probe

    05/12/2020 3:38:22 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 12 2020 | Tyler Olson
    Jeff Sessions, the former Alabama senator who is now running to reclaim his seat after a brief stint as President Trump's attorney general, released an open letter to Alabamans on Tuesday explaining his recusal from the Department of Justice probe into Russian election interference amid attacks from Trump and his GOP primary opponent on the issue. The letter seeks to set the record straight on why Sessions stepped back from the investigation -- which also looked into potential Trump campaign involvement in the Russian scheme -- while reaffirming Sessions' support for the president. It comes just days after Trump slammed...
  • Alabama Loosening Restrictions, More Businesses Allowed to Reopen

    05/08/2020 1:10:47 PM PDT · by commish · 42 replies
    WSFA Television ^ | 5/8/2020 | WSFA Staff
    …… As a result of the update, several changes will go into effect Monday at 5 p.m. Those include: Non-work gatherings: Removing 10 person limit, which means church services can be held. Still required to maintain 6 feet of distance between person not from same household. Restaurants, bars and breweries: May open with limited table seating, 6 feet between tables and subject to additional sanitation rules and guidelines Athletic facilities (such as fitness centers and commercial gyms): Athletic facilities may open subject to social-distancing and sanitation rules and guidelines. Specified athletic activities are still not allowed. Close-contact service providers: Close-contact...
  • Alabama cop caught on video body-slamming maskless woman in Walmart

    05/07/2020 5:27:20 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 147 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 7, 2020 | 7:11pm | Vincent Barone
    An off-duty Alabama police officer was caught on camera body-slamming a woman in Walmart in an altercation that cops say began because she wasn’t wearing a facemask. Wild video posted by AL.com from the Tuesday incident in the Birmingham big-box store shows the cop placing the woman in handcuffs as she begins to walk away from him. The officer then grabs the woman, lifts her up and drops her to the ground face-first. The Birmingham Police Department said it is investigating the use of force by the officer, who was off-duty and working a side gig as a security guard...
  • Alabama veteran who made steel flag for Trump now donating art to coronavirus responders

    04/26/2020 7:35:02 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 26 2020 | Marisa Schultz
    A combat veteran who made a customized steel flag for President Trump has retooled his Alabama home decor business during the coronavirus pandemic to design free products for everyday heroes on the frontlines of the crisis. Colin Wayne, CEO of Redline Steel in Huntsville, decided to give away steel wall decor as a thank you to professionals putting their health on the line during the pandemic, including nurses, truckers, health care workers and U.S. Postal Service mail carriers. "It's just been a tremendous way that I can -- from a small town in Alabama -- make a difference," Wayne, a...
  • (NY) STATE ASKING CUNY STAFF FOR HELP HANDLING UNEMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS (and more)

    04/25/2020 10:07:04 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 8 replies
    WBRC ^ | 04/24/2020 | Morgan Hightower
    State unemployment staffers are so busy, the Cuomo administration is asking City University of New York employees and civil servants from other agencies to help with the deluge of paperwork and callbacks. The beleaguered state Department of Labor needs additional staff to process some of the unemployment applications filed by tens of thousands of people suddenly out of work due to the COVID-19 pandemic . . There are now 3,000 people working on the phones and processing applications seven days a week, he added. That’s up from the just 400 representatives in place before the health crisis. Penny Errico-Nagar, 62,...
  • Jeff Sessions Calls For Ban On All Employment-Based Immigration During Coronavirus Crisis

    04/23/2020 10:33:16 AM PDT · by rintintin · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 17 2020 | Jason Hopkins
    Former Attorney General-turned-Alabama Senate candidate Jeff Sessions is calling for a moratorium on all employment-based immigration until the U.S. unemployment rate reaches pre-coronavirus pandemic levels. Sessions made the announcement during a Thursday press release, saying the federal government should not take on more foreign workers until the country’s unemployment level falls below 3.5%. The declaration appears to be the most dramatic call for employment-based restrictions since the pandemic began.
  • Another Tornado Outbreak Sunday...exact same states

    04/18/2020 9:55:06 PM PDT · by basalt · 21 replies
    https://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/outlook/ | 4/19/20 | basalt
    here we go again....same as last Sunday..
  • Alabama Fights in Court to Ban Abortions, Protect Unborn Babies From Death

    04/17/2020 2:12:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Life News ^ | April 17, 2020 | Micaiah Bilger
    Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall asked a federal court Thursday to allow the state to restrict elective abortions during the coronavirus pandemic, saying the abortion industry should not get “special treatment” when so many other medical procedures are being postponed. WDHN reports Marshall filed the appeal Thursday to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. He also requested an emergency stay of a federal judge’s order blocking the state from enforcing the restriction. “At a time when all Americans are making significant sacrifices to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, it is remarkable that one class of providers demands to...
  • Committee recommends reopening some Alabama businesses immediately

    04/17/2020 1:12:04 PM PDT · by commish · 16 replies
    WSFA Television ^ | 4/17/2020 | WSFA Staff
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Alabama Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth says some businesses required to close under the ongoing stay at home order should be allowed to immediately reopen. Ainsworth and the Alabama Small Business Commission’s Emergency Task Force released a report Friday morning with recommendations to Gov. Kay Ivey for reopening businesses in Alabama. The task force is a subcommittee of business leaders and members of the Alabama Legislature. [Read the full report here] These are just recommendations. Alabama issued a statewide stay at home order on April 3. The order, which is set to expire May 1, prohibits all...
  • Lt. Gov. announces plans to reopen Alabama: Read the proposal

    04/17/2020 11:06:23 AM PDT · by oincobx · 19 replies
    Al.com ^ | 04/17/2020 | Mike Casom
    A group of lawmakers and business leaders advising Gov. Kay Ivey issued a report today recommending that restaurants and retail stores reopen immediately under special social distancing guidelines.
  • Judge Rules: If Abortion Clinics Think Killing Babies is “Essential,” Then It’s Essential (Alabama)

    04/13/2020 10:37:24 AM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    Life News ^ | April 13, 2020 | Micaiah Bilger
    On Easter Sunday, a federal judge ruled that Alabama cannot stop abortion facilities from killing unborn babies in elective abortions during the coronavirus outbreak. U.S. District Judge Myron Thompson ruled that abortion facilities should be the ones to decide if an abortion is essential, and the state cannot close them – even during a national health crisis, the AP reports. Thompson issued a preliminary injunction, which expands his earlier ruling blocking the state from enforcing health care restrictions on abortion facilities. His initial ruling expired Monday. Similar to most states, Alabama is restricting all non-essential medical care during the pandemic....
  • Major Tornado Outbreak predicted for Easter Sunday

    04/10/2020 11:06:33 PM PDT · by basalt · 29 replies
    Storm Prediction Center | 4/11/20 | Basalt
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