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US: Alabama (News/Activism)

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  • Alabama abortion clinic owner sees rise in protests since Obama election (a conspiracy!)

    06/02/2009 7:07:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies · 734+ views
    WHNT TV ^ | 6/2/2009
    <p>BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The owner of an Alabama abortion clinic that was once hit by a deadly bombing says protests at the clinic have increased since President Barack Obama's election.</p> <p>Diane Derzis said Monday the fatal shooting of Kansas abortion doctor George Tiller appears to be part of a pattern that's taken hold since the vote last year. Derzis said she has been seeing more protesters outside her clinic in Birmingham, and their rhetoric is getting tougher.</p>
  • Senior Veterans Set to Compete in Golden Age Games

    06/01/2009 5:58:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 263+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Michael J. Carden, USA
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala., June 1, 2009 – Nearly 700 American military veterans from conflicts ranging from World War II to the Persian Gulf war arrived here today to prove that their best days are still ahead of them as they prepare to compete in the 23rd Annual National Veterans Golden Age Games. Judy Tarter, a 73-year-old Navy veteran walks through the registration line for the 23rd Annual National Veterans Golden Age Games June 1, 2009, in Birmingham, Ala. Nearly 700 senior veterans ages 55 and older registered to participate in the athletic competitions here. DoD photo by Army Sgt. 1st...
  • 10 Commandments judge runs for Ala. governor again

    06/01/2009 10:38:18 AM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies · 552+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 6/1/9 | PHILLIP RAWLS, Associated Press Writer
    Montgomery, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama's Ten Commandments judge is running for governor again. Roy Moore's campaign Web site went up Monday morning, inviting supporters to sign a pledge to help elect Moore governor.
  • Shelby assails large gov't role in General Motors

    05/29/2009 6:38:58 AM PDT · by SonnyBubba · 19 replies · 889+ views
    AP ^ | 1 Hour ago | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Richard Shelby said Friday the government should have allowed the marketplace to decide General Motors' fate and that the huge federal stake in the company puts Washington on "the road to socialism." Shelby, ranking Republican on the Banking Committee, argued that the financially beleaguered GM could have saved "lots of money" if it had chosen six months ago to file a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition. "What I worry about" is Washington's large interest in the company, the senator said in a nationally broadcast network interview. "It's basically going to be a government-owned, government-run company ... a...
  • Left-Wing Smear Machine Takes Fight to Sen. Sessions Home Turf in SCOTUS Battle

    05/28/2009 5:20:42 PM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 9 replies · 952+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 28, 2009 | Jeff Poor
    You'd expect to see this in the liberal blogosphere or possibly some of the national mainstream media outlets with an obvious agenda. But now some of the preemptive strikes against Republican senators leading up to the Senate confirmation hearings and eventual vote to confirm President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Sonia Sotomayor, are finding their way into local newspapers. An op-ed published in The Anniston (Ala.) Star on May 28 by Ari Rabin-Havt, the managing director of the left-wing Media Matters Action Network, attacked the new ranking Republican of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. ...more...
  • Shock!Big Dem Donor Group Allowed to Keep 6 Chrysler Dealerships Open..Local Competitors Eliminated

    05/26/2009 10:09:11 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 79 replies · 5,289+ views
    Are we looking at the biggest political scandal since Watergate? Big Dem Donor Group allowed to keep all 6 Chrysler dealerships open.... Local competitors eliminated by Obama's task force!! Earlier it was reported that the Obama Administration may have targeted GOP donors in deciding which Chrysler dealerships would have to close their doors. Now there's this... RLJ-McLarty-Landers is owned by three men. One was the former Chief of Staff for President Clinton. One is the founder of Black Entertainment Television and a huge Obama supporter. All 6 of their Chrysler dealerships will remain open. And, get this... Their local competitors...
  • Senate Republicans block vote on Obama judicial nominee (Jeff Sessions (AL) Leads the Charge)

    05/22/2009 11:33:15 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 16 replies · 950+ views ^ | May 22, 2009 |
    Republicans temporarily blocked Senate committee action on President Barack Obama's first judicial appointment, attacking the nominee for rulings based on separation of church and state. Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, questioned the fitness of U.S. District Judge David Hamilton of Indiana to be promoted to a federal appeals court in Chicago.
  • Birmingham police beating video: Five officers fired (no mention of perp trying to kill cop)

    05/20/2009 8:45:37 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 14 replies · 1,757+ views
    The Birmingham (AL) News ^ | 20 MAY 09 | Carol Robinson
    Birmingham police beating video: Five officers fired Posted by Carol Robinson - The Birmingham News May 20, 2009 9:08 AM Five Birmingham police officers have been fired for a January 2008 beating of an already-unconscious suspect with fists, feet and a billy club, a battering caught on videotape until a police officer turned off the patrol car camera, city and police officials said today. Authorities believe the video, [see the full chase here:] taken after a high-speed chase by several area law enforcement agencies ended when the fleeing suspect's van flipped, has been seen by numerous Birmingham officers and...
  • Birmingham police beating video: Five officers fired

    05/20/2009 8:44:27 AM PDT · by SonnyBubba · 106 replies · 3,173+ views
    The Birmingham News ^ | May 20, 2009 9:08 AM | Carol Robinson
    Birmingham police beating video: Five officers fired Five Birmingham police officers have been fired for a January 2008 beating of an already-unconscious suspect with fists, feet and a billy club, a battering caught on videotape until a police officer turned off the patrol car camera, city and police officials said today.
  • Stimulus yet to reach 'double-whammied' Selma

    05/17/2009 4:04:28 PM PDT · by jmranchman · 17 replies · 839+ views ^ | 5/19/2009 | John King
    SELMA, Alabama (CNN) -- To cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge into Selma is to share a stage with history. And these days, it is to come face-to-face with a bleak present. Storefront after storefront is closed, and many of the buildings in the famous photos from the days of the historic March 1965 events have fallen into disrepair. "It is very depressing," Selma Mayor George P. Evans tells us during an evening walk down Broad Street in downtown. "People are not buying. People are not spending. Businesses are going out of business." This is the heart of Alabama's "Black Belt,"...
  • Oklahoma convicted child killer Donald Gilson executed.(Bonus from Alabama tonight).

    05/14/2009 8:54:48 PM PDT · by Birch T. Barlow · 5 replies · 901+ views
    NewsOK ^ | Published: May 14, 2009 | By SEAN MURPHY
    McALESTER — Proclaiming his innocence and saying he would see his victim in heaven, a man convicted of battering his girlfriend's 8-year-old son and stuffing the dead body in an abandoned freezer was executed Thursday at the Oklahoma State Penitentiary.--snip--Gilson became the second person to be executed this year in Oklahoma. Gilson was convicted of first-degree murder in 1998. The boy's remains were found in an abandoned freezer outside a mobile home in rural Cleveland County. An autopsy showed two fractures to the boy's skull, a tooth missing from his right jaw and fractures to his collarbone, shoulder blades, ribs,...
  • 'Old South' frat targeted over Confederate event

    05/13/2009 7:39:51 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 34 replies · 1,318+ views
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A white fraternity that traces its roots to the Civil War and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee is again facing complaints over its antebellum-themed events. This time, University of Alabama alumnae are upset after Kappa Alpha Order members wearing Confederate uniforms and carrying battle flags paraded past a historically black sorority as the women celebrated the group's 35th anniversary. The fraternity has been forced to halt its "Old South" festivities on some campuses because of claims of racial insensitivity, and Alabama members have apologized for pausing in front of Alpha Kappa Alpha's sorority house during this...
  • The Right Person for the High Court

    05/13/2009 9:02:38 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 3 replies · 508+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 5/13/2009 | Senator Jeff Sessions
    If President Obama nominates to the Supreme Court a highly qualified individual with a distinguished record that demonstrates judicial restraint, integrity and a commitment to the rule of law, his nominee will be welcomed in the Senate and by the American people.But if the president nominates an individual who will allow personal preferences and political views to corrupt his or her decision making, he will put before the public a central question: Are we willing to trade America's heritage of a fair and neutral judiciary -- anchored in the rule of written law that applies equally to all people --...
  • Attn: SC/GA/TN/AL Freepers - (Patriot Guard Alert)

    05/10/2009 5:55:57 AM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 15 replies · 974+ views
    Me | 5/10/09 | GeorgiaDawg32
    On Tuesday, May 12, we will be escorting Spec. Ryan C. King from the funeral home in Dallas, Georgia to the National Cemetery in Canton, Georgia. Spec. King was killed in action in Afghanistan on May 1. If any FReepers would like to join us for this mission, you are more than welcome. You need not be a PGR member to ride with us, and you need not ride a motorcycle. Staging information for this mission is as follows: TUESDAY May 12 Staging at Ingles Supermarket (270 Merchants Sq. Dallas, GA 30132) at 0900. Kickstands up at 0945 We will...
  • Alabama Legislature Approves Red Light Cameras

    05/10/2009 3:03:27 PM PDT · by Ken H · 8 replies · 852+ views
    theNewspaper ^ | 05/09/2009 | n/a
    Alabama governor to decide whether to retroactively declare illegally issued red light camera tickets legal. The Alabama state legislature this week sent a bill authorizing Montgomery's use of red light cameras to Governor Bob Riley (R) for his signature. The city has been using automated ticketing machines since May 2008, but the local measure authored by state Senator Larry Dixon (R-Montgomery) and state Representative David Grimes (R-Montgomery) is designed to retroactively protect the city from any lawsuit challenging the legality of the first $1 million worth of tickets already issued without authorization. "The city, by Ordinance No. 10-2007, hereby validated...
  • Ala. man executed for 1993 murder of SC officer

    05/08/2009 8:54:19 PM PDT · by Birch T. Barlow · 19 replies · 1,063+ views
    SF Gate ^ | Friday, May 8, 2009 | By MEG KINNARD, Associated Press Writer
    (05-08) 15:31 PDT Columbia, S.C. (AP) -- An Alabama man convicted of killing a police officer has been executed in South Carolina.Thomas Treshawn Ivey was put to death by lethal injection and pronounced dead at 6:15 p.m. Friday in the state's death chamber in Columbia. The 34-year-old made no final statement. Ivey had been awaiting execution since 1995, when he was convicted of killing Tommy Harrison. Prosecutors said Ivey shot the 38-year-old Orangeburg police sergeant in 1993 after trying to pass a bad check.
  • Sessions Not Necessarily Opposed To Gay Supreme Court Justice

    05/08/2009 12:04:12 AM PDT · by balch3 · 41 replies · 2,140+ views
    CBS ^ | May 6, 2009 | Igor Kosof
    Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the key Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, says that he could support a gay Supreme Court justice, The Hill reports. “I’m not inclined to think that’s an automatic disqualification,” Session said of the prospect of a gay justice. Gay rights groups have called on President Obama to install an openly gay justice. “I may disagree with some legal opinion on those issues, but I think fundamentally it will be up to the president to submit somebody who would unite the country and would be a clear statement of a mainstream judge who commits himself to...
  • Did Sessions Say Abortion is Not a Problem for Judicial Candidates?

    05/07/2009 6:29:21 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 13 replies · 962+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 5/07/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    Michael O'Brien over at The Hill reports that Senator Jeff Sessions (R, Ala.) told Fox News recently that he had no litmus test on abortion for judicial candidates and that a judge that had pro-abortion views could get his vote for confirmation. This might alarm anyone that is vehemently anti-abortion. It should also alarm all those conservatives that pushed for Senator Sessions to be made the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. ...but hold your outrage for just a minute. Let's more closely look at what he said. Read the rest at
  • Help show how this anti-Jeff Sessions report is misleading

    05/07/2009 10:00:52 AM PDT · by lonewacko_dot_com · 13 replies · 898+ views
    America's Voice ^ | 5/7/09 | America's Voice
    [Note: The link is a hit piece on Jeff Sessions, and it would be great if everyone could take a part of it and show how they're lying, misleading, taking things out of context, and so on. Simply dismissing this as not affecting you personally is not an effective thing to say. Simply saying, 'consider the source' is not effective. In order to counteract things like this, you have to show those who might be swayed by the report how the report is wrong.] From the link: Senator Jeff Sessions is one of the leading (and loudest) voices against comprehensive...
  • Sessions says he’d consider gay Supreme Court nominee

    05/06/2009 4:36:16 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 79 replies · 2,696+ views
    The Hill ^ | May 6, 2009 | J. Taylor Rushing
    Sen. Jeff Sessions (Ala.), the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Wednesday he could consider a gay nominee for the nation’s highest court. “I’m not inclined to think that’s an automatic disqualification,” Sessions said of a gay nominee. He said he intends to consider only the nominee’s legal judgment when deciding his support for Justice David Souter’s proposed replacement. “I may disagree with some legal opinion on those issues, but I think fundamentally it will be up to the president to submit somebody who would unite the country and would be a clear statement of a mainstream judge...