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  • Israel Kills al Qaeda-Linked Chief in Gaza Strike

    12/30/2011 11:33:53 AM PST · by Nachum
    BJL ^ | 12/30/11 | Saleh Salem and Dan Williams
    GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters)- Israel killed the leader of an al Qaeda-inspired faction in the Gaza Strip on Friday, accusing him of involvement in firing rockets and a planned attack on the Jewish state from the neighboring Egyptian Sinai. The deadly air strike was Israel's second against a Salafi Islamist militant this week. Militants identified him as Momen Abu Daf, chief of the Army of Islam, among a loose network of Palestinian groups which profess allegiance to al Qaeda and have been reinforced by volunteers who slip in from the Sinai. Gaza's Islamist Hamas rulers, who have sometimes reined in more radical...
  • Pistol-packing mayor draws heat; VP Condi Rice?; BP karma and more (Political Skinny)

    12/27/2011 7:06:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    al.com ^ | 26 December, 2011 | George Talbot Press-Register
    Mayor Sam Jones was the talk of town after he held a burglary suspect at gunpoint at his home in Mobile. But not everyone was impressed. In a twist, at least one pro-gun rights group accused Jones of being a hypocrite. Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, took issue with the fact that Jones is part of a coalition of U.S. mayors who have campaigned for stricter gun regulations. Jones is a member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, an organization established to reduce violent crime by blocking criminals from illegally obtaining...
  • Six church leaders send Alabama governor letter seeking his support

    12/19/2011 6:32:46 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    blog.al.com ^ | December 19, 2011 | Kent Faulk -- The Birmingham News
    Six church leaders send Alabama governor letter seeking his support to repeal state immigration law A half-dozen religious leaders this morning delivered a letter to Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley's office asking him in the spirit of the Christmas season to support the repeal of the state's immigration law -- the Beason-Hammon Act. "We are writing to let you know that we are praying for you as you consider the multitude of problems caused by the Beason-Hammon Act," the letter states. "In this time when we celebrate the greatest of gifts, we pray that you will show great political courage and...
  • Hispanic Caucus shifts gears toward restricting Alabama immigration law

    12/03/2011 8:37:06 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    al.com (blog) ^ | December 03, 2011 | Mary Orndorff -- The Birmingham News
    WASHINGTON -- The members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus will meet next week with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to discuss enforcement of Alabama's immigration law, according to Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill. Gutierrez, a leading critic on Capitol Hill of states that try to police immigration themselves, said he wants the federal government's top immigration officials to emphasize that they will not deport illegal immigrants snagged in Alabama's dragnet unless they have a record of other crimes. President Barack Obama's administration has announced that its policy puts a higher priority on deporting those with criminal records, and less...
  • Al Qaeda Leader Zawahiri Claims He Is Holding American Jewish Man Hostage

    12/02/2011 10:53:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12/2/11 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Warren Weinstein, pictured above, is a 70-year-old Jewish American and former USAID worker who was kidnapped from his bed late August in Pakistan. Now, a newly released audio message from al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri claims responsibility for Weinstein’s disappearance and says the militant Islamist group is holding the man hostage. This supports a U.S. official’s claim that ”it’s entirely possible that al Qaeda or one of its militant allies may be holding Mr. Weinstein.” In the 30-minute long statement, which is reportedly circulating on jihadi-websites, al-Zawahiri states: “I tell the captive soldiers of al Qaeda and the Taliban and...
  • Ballots with Obama's name facing more legal challenges (Georgia)

    11/29/2011 8:31:10 PM PST · by Smokeyblue · 30 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | November 29, 2011 | Bob Unruh
    Only a week after there was a formal hearing in the state of New Hampshire on a request to remove Barack Obama's name from the 2012 presidential primary election ballot over allegations of fraud, state officials in Georgia are facing a related request. Activist Carl Swensson, who runs the RiseUpForAmerica.com website, and has been integral in campaigns to have Obama investigated, told WND that not only has he petitioned the state secretary of state, but some half a dozen others have done the same thing. In his complaint letter to Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, Swensson wrote that while...
  • Federal officials report more than 1,000 complaints about Alabama immigration law

    11/29/2011 6:33:59 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 32 replies · 1+ views
    al.com (blog) ^ | November 28, 2011, | Kent FaulkThe Birmingham News
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- U.S. Justice Department officials said Monday that they have gotten more than 1,000 calls or emails reporting problems immigrants are having living under Alabama's immigration law. Tom Perez, assistant attorney general of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Justice Department, and other Justice Department and U.S. Labor Department officials were in Birmingham on Monday to continue gathering information and listening to stories about the impact the law is having on immigrants and looking for possible civil rights violations. "The more we hear, as we do our listening, the more concerned we are about the impact of...
  • Demonstrators denounce Alabama illegal immigration law

    11/15/2011 6:00:09 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 15, 2011 | Los Angeles Times
    About 100 demonstrators gathered outside the Alabama state Capitol in Montgomery to call for passage of the DREAM Act and to protest the state’s new anti-illegal immigration law, widely regarded as the toughest state law crafted to combat illegal immigration. Illegal immigration has been a volatile topic in Alabama since the legislation known as HB 56 was signed into law by Republican Gov. Robert J. Bentley in June. Anecdotal evidence suggestions that many illegal immigrants have fled the state. The demonstrators took a far different approach Tuesday. “Undocumented, unafraid!” they chanted. Eleven protesters sat down in the middle of a...
  • Rally to oppose immigration law

    11/12/2011 11:33:57 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    WALA-TV FOX10 ^ | 12 Nov 2011 | WALA-TV FOX10
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Two Spanish language radio hosts are joining NAACP leaders for a rally on Saturday in Birmingham to protest the state's tough crackdown on illegal immigration. The Birmingham News reports that Jose Antonio Castro and Orlando Rosa of La Jefa radio are in the middle of a 14-day walk across the state to oppose the law. The pair will meet with leaders from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on Saturday. First, they will place flowers on the grave of the Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth. The civil rights icon died in October at age 89....
  • Utility company PROHIBITING illegal immigrants from obtaining electric, gas, water

    11/08/2011 1:25:49 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 77 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8th November 2011 | Nina Golgowski
    Utility company PROHIBITING illegal immigrants from obtaining electric, gas, water or sewer service in Alabama... A major utilities company in Alabama is now prohibiting illegal immigrants from receiving electricity, gas, water or wastewater services to heated reactions on both sides, but they're just following the law. The Decatur Utilities company is now one of many in the state that follows the newly signed immigration law which prohibits business with illegal immigrants in the state or its subdivisions. 'We did not [originally] document or confirm whether or not they were citizens or aliens here legally,' Stephen Pirkle, Decatur business manager and...
  • Immigrant rights groups wrap up Albertville meeting

    11/06/2011 7:48:26 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies · 1+ views
    al.com (blog) - Kent Faulk ^ | November 06, 2011 | - Kent Faulk
    ALBERTVILLE, Alabama -- A three-day workshop that has brought together more than a dozen groups concerned about Alabama's crack down on illegal immigrants ends this afternoon in Albertville. Elizabeth Brezovich, with the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice, said that the event was sponsored by the Southeast Immigrants Rights Network and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, in collaboration with the coalition. About 60 people from six groups outside the state and eight Alabama-based groups participated, she said. The groups are working to see Alabama's new immigration law overturned or repealed. Brezovich said the event was a combination of training on...
  • Jury convicts ex-Citronelle officer of illegally keeping handguns taken from motorists

    11/03/2011 2:27:23 PM PDT · by marktwain · 60 replies
    blog.al.com ^ | 1 November, 2011 | Brendan Kirby
    MOBILE, Alabama -- A former Citronelle police officer violated the law when he kept a pair of handguns he took from motorists during his 11-year tenure on the force, a federal jury here decided this afternoon. The jury convicted Bill Eugene Newburn guilty of 2 counts of possession of a stolen firearm. Under a preliminary calculation of advisory guidelines in his case, he faces at least a year and 9 months in prison and as much as 2 years and 3 months behind bars. U.S. District Judge Kristi DuBose scheduled his sentencing hearing for Feb. 10. Police Chief Shane Stringer...
  • Obama-Friendly GE Building Aircraft Factory Right-to-Work Alabama; Unlike Boeing, NLRB Silent

    11/03/2011 8:13:14 AM PDT · by opentalk · 20 replies
    Directorblue ^ | November 2, 2011 | Doug Ross
    1. Alabama is a wonderfully free "right-to-work" state, which simply means it prevents unions from extracting dues from workers who do not wish to join. 2. General Electric's CEO Jeff Immelt is the poster-boy for crony capitalism, having backed Obama's rush to socialized medicine and green energy to benefit various of its business units. 3. It turns out that GE's Aviation division is breaking ground on a new factory in Alabama. And, unlike Boeing, which tried to build a factory in a right-to-work-state, the National Labor Relations Board hasn't uttered a peep. But I'm sure that's just a coincidence. Remember...
  • Tough Illegal Immigration Laws Could be Coming to PA

    11/02/2011 2:59:50 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    FOX43.com ^ | November 2, 2011 | Ashley Palutis
    State lawmakers are working to pass a group of bills against illegal immigrants known as, the National Security Begins at Home Legislation. Stolen jobs, and a burden on tax paying Pennsylvanians are just two of the reasons State Representative Daryl Metcalfe (R) 12th District, is trying to pass a package of Illegal Immigration bills in Pennsylvania.
  • Parents: Hispanic kids bullied after immigration law

    10/22/2011 5:49:15 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 33 replies
    Opelika Auburn News ^ | October 22, 2011 | JAY REEVES
    BIRMINGHAM — It was just another schoolyard basketball game until a group of Hispanic seventh-graders defeated a group of boys from Alabama. The reaction was immediate, according to the Mexican mother of one of the winners, and rooted in the state's new law on illegal immigration. "They told them, 'You shouldn't be winning. You should go back to Mexico,'" said the woman, who spoke through a translator last week and didn't want her name used. She and her son are in the country illegally. Spanish-speaking parents say their children are facing more bullying and taunts at school since Alabama's tough...
  • Ala Hispanics organizing campaign against law

    10/12/2011 8:40:18 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10.11.11 | JAY REEVES
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Poultry plants that employ thousands are planning to close or scale back operations because of a work stoppage being promoted by Hispanic residents and their supporters to protest Alabama's tough new law against illegal immigration.
  • Marshall County Woman Faces 20 Years, Deportation

    10/11/2011 4:44:46 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies · 1+ views
    WHNT ^ | October 11, 2011 | Robert Richardson
    An illegal immigrant in Marshall County will be deported after she serves 20 years in prison for the death of her one-year-old son. Perla Edith Hernandez was accused of capital murder, but entered a guilty plea to aggravated child abuse Her son Uriel died from head injuries January 1, 2008. Investigators said Hernandez brought Uriel to Marshall Medical Center North in Arab, and claimed he fell off a bed and hit his head. District Attorney Steve Marshall said that was not the case. "Twice in my career have I been into a crime or seen a body that has been...
  • Crackdown on illegals begins here; 4 arrested

    10/11/2011 7:15:38 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies
    DecaturDaily.com ^ | 10/11/11 | Seth Burkett
    Four people charged during the weekend under Alabama’s new immigration law pleaded guilty Monday in Decatur Municipal Court. The four would have been released after pleading to willful failure to procure alien registration documents, a Class C misdemeanor under Section 10 of the law, but Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials had placed holds on them earlier Monday. Each agreed to a fine of $100, $196 in court costs, and a 30-day suspended sentence with 12 months of probation. It was unclear whether anyone at the arraignment was aware ICE had already placed detainers on the defendants. “I wasn’t aware of...
  • Hispanic Churches Urge Members To Stay Put

    10/09/2011 8:21:12 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    WHNT ^ | October 9, 2011 | Nick Banaszak
    Alabama's new immigration law appears to have sparked an exodus of illegal immigrants from the state. Yet while some have left, many are still here, with local Hispanic churches urging their members to stay put. Fears over the new law have driven many parishioners away from Spanish-speaking churches in Huntsville, Decatur and other north Pastor Raul Zacarias oversees Eben-Ezer Pentecostal Church in southwest Huntsville, with most of its 70 members admitted illegal immigrants. Zacarias told WHNT News 19 that some of his families have left town in the last two weeks, leaving a depleted but determined congregation.
  • Families Fear Deportation Amid Alabama Immigration Crackdown

    10/09/2011 1:43:19 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 09, 2011 | Associated Press
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Terrified by Alabama's strict new immigration crackdown, parents living in the state illegally say they are doing something that was unthinkable just days ago -- asking friends, relatives, co-workers and acquaintances to take their children if they're arrested or deported.
  • Racists, Anti-American, Anti Christian Poem Read In Public School

    This poem was read during the Wells Middle School broadcast, to all students, on 8/17/11. HEY YOU LATINO! Hey You Latino! Yes you who they call Spanish, Hispanic, Mexican. You, the one that they yell at to go home. Tell them who you really are. Hey you Latino! Tell them you are of the air, land, water, and fire. These rivers flow from your mother earth. The warmth of your face, from father sun. Hey you Latino! Tell them to pronounce your name correctly. No it is not Letisha it is Leticia. No it is not Alexander it is Alejandro....
  • Scottsboro detains illegal immigrant

    10/07/2011 7:03:00 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 16 replies
    Scottsboro Daily Sentinel ^ | October 6, 2011 | DeWayne Patterson
    Alabama's new immigration law made its way to Scottsboro Tuesday evening. Police chief Ralph Dawe said an accident in the 24600 block of John T. Reid Parkway brought officers in contact with a Hispanic female. "She didn't have the proper identification which led us to believe she could be an illegal immigrant," said Dawe. "We followed the law." Officers detained Maria Del Carmen Peralta, 20 who was residing in Scottsboro.
  • Shooter may have been acting in self-defense(AL)

    10/04/2011 5:04:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    tuscaloosanews.com ^ | 3 October, 2011 | crime beat
    A man may have been acting in self-defense when he shot and killed his roommate Monday morning, authorities said. The 54-year-old who was killed had attacked his two roommates with a wrench at their home onFosters Ferry Roadaround 8 a.m., said Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit Capt. Loyd Baker. A 58-year-old roommate told investigators that he fired the shots in self-defense. A 68-year-old roommate received a head wound from the wrench attack and was being treated Monday atDCHRegionalMedicalCenter. Investigators recovered a shotgun and a handgun from the home nearPalmoreParkin westTuscaloosa. Baker did not release the names of any of the...
  • President of the NHCLC Rev. Samuel Rodriguez Frustrated By Federal Judge's Decision

    10/03/2011 7:17:27 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    Hispanic PR Wire (press release) ^ | Oct. 3, 2011 | Hispanic PR Wire (press release)
    President of the NHCLC Rev. Samuel Rodriguez Frustrated By Federal Judge's Decision to Block Key Portions Alabama's Immigration Law SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- One week after a historic Immigration Summit hosted by Hispanic Evangelical leaders with delegates from across the nation, including representatives from President Obama's administration, denominational leaders, pastors, local community leaders and pro-immigrant activists, convened to discuss Biblical solutions for the immigration crisis in America, U.S., District Judge Sharon Blackburn, last Wednesday, refused to block key parts of Alabama's immigration law including a measure that requires immigration status checks of public school students...
  • New Alabama law unsettling for some undocumented immigrants

    10/03/2011 4:56:49 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 45 replies
    CNN International ^ | October 3, 2011 | Gustavo Valdes
    (CNN) -- The ink had barely dried on the order signed by Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn, allowing most of Alabama's anti-illegal immigration law to go into effect, when fear settled into some in the state's Hispanic community. "We are in panic mode," said Maria Morales, an illegal immigrant living in Montgomery. The law known as HB56 is the strictest in the country, allowing police officers to ask about the legal status of people investigated for a crime, if reasonable suspicion exists, and detain them for immigration authorities. "We cannot even go out and buy food," Said Perla Perez, who has...
  • Shock Photos: Candidate Obama Appeared And Marched With New Black Panther Party in 2007

    10/03/2011 6:49:18 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 250 replies
    Big Government ^ | October 3rd | Andrew Breitbart
    New photographs obtained exclusively by BigGovernment.com reveal that Barack Obama appeared and marched with members of the New Black Panther Party as he campaigned for president in Selma, Alabama in March 2007. The photographs, captured from a Flickr photo-sharing account before it was scrubbed, are the latest evidence of the mainstream media’s failure to examine Obama’s extremist ties and radical roots.
  • The Dismal Ruling in Alabama

    09/29/2011 7:06:01 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 33 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 29, 2011 | Editorial-New York Times
    A federal judge has upheld most of Alabama’s new immigration law, the nation’s harshest and most radical attempt to harness a state’s power to find and punish illegal immigrants. The consequences for Alabamans will be serious — not just for the undocumented, but for their blameless citizen children, for those who are mistaken for unauthorized immigrants and for farmers and other business owners ensnared in the law
  • Charges for illegal re-entry on rise in Alabama

    09/25/2011 5:17:49 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    al.com (blog) ^ | September 25, 2011, | - Kent Faulk
    Jesus Alejandro Meraz-Martinez has spent more than half his life in the Birmingham area. During that time, he has been sent back to his native Mexico an even dozen times. Nine times he voluntarily left after being arrested by federal immigration authorities. He went before judges in three other cases. After one arrest on Oct. 9, 2006, by the U.S. Border Patrol in Santa Teresa, N.M., he was convicted of illegally re-entering the country and served an 18-month sentence in prison before being deported. The 33-year-old man, who has worked in construction, has been back in an Alabama jail since...
  • At the Statehouse | State leaders: ‘Paralyzing fear’ grips Hispanics

    09/23/2011 2:41:24 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 48 replies
    Sand Mountain Reporter ^ | September 23, 2011 | Malarie Haven
    State organization leaders opposing Alabama's tough new law cracking down on illegal immigration say "paralyzing fear" has gripped the Hispanic community and hindered the lives of all Alabama citizens since the law's passage in June. "This is creating an incredible fear at the ground level," said Isabel Rubio, executive director of the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama. "And not just in the Hispanic community, but with immigrants from all across the world who call Alabama home." Alabama Governor Robert Bentley signed the law on June 9. U.S. District Judge Sharon Blackburn has put the law, much of which was originally...
  • Immigration Law - Plaintiff Ellin Jimmerson Speaks Out

    09/09/2011 12:45:34 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    WAAY ^ | 9/07 /2011 | Stephanie Beecken
    We have an update on the illegal immigration law and perspective from one of the plaintiffs. In April of 2009, Ellin Jimmerson's 16 year old daughter and her boyfriend were killed in a car crash. Illegal immigrant, Felix Ortega, smashed into them while driving drunk. He pled guilty to reckless murder. Now Jimmerson is fighting to stop Alabama's illegal immigration law, HB 56, from going into effect. “HB 56 makes it a crime to transport someone who is undocumented and to encourage them to stay in the state of Alabama and so as a minister these are just things that...
  • Hundreds Protest Illegal Immigration Law at Alabama Capitol Steps

    08/28/2011 8:28:01 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 36 replies
    WAKA ^ | 28 August 2011 | WAKA
    Alabama's illegal immigration law will go into effect this Thursday, but protesters in Montgomery are pushing forward to have their voices heard in opposition to what's considered the toughest crackdown on illegal immigration in the country. Hundreds gathered at the capitol steps to oppose Alabama's new illegal immigration law, which will go into effect in just four days. The majority of the people in attendance were families and some said they are worried that this new law will break up their family. "I don't like this law, because I think it is going to tear my family apart," Edward E....
  • The Nation’s Cruelest Immigration Law

    08/28/2011 5:56:29 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 44 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 28, 2011 | The New York Times/Editorial
    The Alabama Legislature opened its session on March 1 on a note of humility and compassion. In the Senate, a Christian pastor asked God to grant members “wisdom and discernment” to do what is right. “Not what’s right in their own eyes,” he said, “but what’s right according to your word.” Soon after, both houses passed, and the governor signed, the country’s cruelest, most unforgiving immigration law. The law, which takes effect Sept. 1, is so inhumane that four Alabama church leaders — an Episcopal bishop, a Methodist bishop and a Roman Catholic archbishop and bishop — have sued to...
  • Al skips out on riot talk

    08/19/2011 12:37:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | 8/19/11 | ANDY SOLTIS
    The Rev. Al Sharpton abruptly backed out yesterday of a symposium on the 1991 Crown Heights riots after his invitation triggered outrage. Sharpton said he would not appear on a panel discussing the "State of Black-Jewish Relations: Twenty Years After Crown Heights" because it would "pain" Norman Rosenbaum, whose brother Yankel was stabbed to death during four days of rioting. After the invitation to Sunday's symposium at The Hampton Synagogue on Long Island was disclosed, Rosenbaum denounced it as "an absolute disgrace." He said Sharpton's "vile rhetoric incited the rioting."
  • As the world burns

    08/11/2011 4:08:09 PM PDT · by cap10mike · 3 replies
    BizPacReview.com ^ | August 11, 2011 | Michael Dorstewitz
    After Climategate cooled the fire of manmade global warming, Al Gore kept himself pretty much out of the limelight, until last week, when he suggested that we put together an “American Spring.” After hearing this, my friend Dmitry shot off an email in his typical, sarcastic style, saying, “I am so delighted to learn about Al Gore’s proposal for an ‘American Spring’ – a sequel to the original ‘Arab’ one! I wonder if he has any candidates for the role of Lara Logan, who was raped by a cheering Arab mob.”
  • Al Sharpton Thanks Limbaugh For Playing Teleprompter Gaffe: ‘Keep Taking The Bait!’

    08/10/2011 6:19:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 8/10/11 | Frances Martel
    Al Sharpton isn’t one to keep quiet when under attack, and tonight he responded in kind to the near-universal conservative guffaw his “resist we much” teleprompter gaffe received last night. Specifically, he responded to Rush Limbaugh, who suggested jokingly that the teleprompter was “racist.” Taking full responsibility for garbling the words, he thanked Limbaugh for bringing him viewers, telling him, “I want to preach to your choir!” Sharpton seemed in good spirits about the gaffe, clarifying that, unlike Limbaugh’s conspiracies, “there’s no racist teleprompter” and “there’s no black journalist trying to sabotage me– I messed up a line!” He took...
  • Al Gore: We need anAmerican ‘Arab spring’

    08/03/2011 7:03:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/3/11 | Jeff Poor
    Ever since CNBC’s Rick Santelli inspired the Tea Party movement’s creation in early 2009, the left has been looking for a similar spark on their own side. The earliest liberal alternative, the so-called Coffee Party, was a flop. But former Vice President Al Gore insists such a movement still needs to be invented. On Tuesday’s “Countdown with Keith Olbermann,” Gore made an appearance on his own network, Current TV, for the second night in a row. This time it was to respond to the debt ceiling legislation agreed upon by Congress and signed into
  • Department of Justice Challenges Alabama Immigration Law

    08/01/2011 2:29:32 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 5 replies
    Department of Justice ^ | August 1, 2011 | Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs
    Lawsuit Cites Conflict with Enforcement of Federal Immigration Laws WASHINGTON - The Department of Justice challenged the state of Alabama’s recently passed immigration law, H.B. 56, in federal court today. In a complaint and brief filed in the Northern District of Alabama, the department said that various provisions of H.B. 56 conflict with federal immigration law and undermine the federal government’s careful balance of immigration enforcement priorities and objectives. The brief filed today makes clear that, while the federal government values state assistance and cooperation with respect to immigration enforcement, a state cannot set its own immigration policy, much less...
  • Common Sense Firearms Policing Is Out There. Somewhere(AL)

    07/31/2011 8:24:30 PM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 31 July, 2011 | Frank Williams
    My parents live in the middle of ten acres of woods in a small community in central Alabama [not shown]. Since they moved there, houses have sprung up all around them as people who want to “live in the country” have migrated there from nearby cities. A few years back a developer put a “manufactured housing developemnt” (a.k.a., a trailer park) in a field across the road from them. Enter my brother and his collection of firearms . . . For years he’s been target shooting whenever he’s visited the ‘rents. There’s a natural berm on the backside of the...
  • Does NASA Data Show Global Warming Lost in Space?A central tenant of global warming just collapsed?

    07/29/2011 7:49:43 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 33 replies
    Fox ^ | 7.29.11
    Climate change forecasts have for years predicted that carbon dioxide would trap heat on Earth, and increases in the gas would lead to a planetwide rise in temperatures, with devastating consequences for the environment. But long-term data from NASA satellites seems to contradict the predictions dramatically, according to a new study. There is a huge discrepancy between the data and the forecasts that is especially big over the oceans, said Dr. Roy Spencer, a research scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville and U.S. science team leader for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer -- basically a big thermometer flying...
  • Right Out of Atlas Shrugged’..Exasperated AL Businessman Tell Feds – ‘I’m Just Quitting’

    07/26/2011 11:32:26 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 85 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7-26-11 | Dave Urbanski
    Complete title: Right Out of Atlas Shrugged’: Hear an Exasperated Alabama Businessman Tell the Feds – ‘I’m Just Quitting’ *** Leaning against a wall during a recent Birmingham, Alabama, public hearing, Bryant listened to an overflow crowd pepper federal officials with concerns about businesses polluting the drinking water and causing cases of cancer. After two hours, Bryant—a coal mine owner from Jasper—had heard enough and, in a moment being described as “right out of Atlas Shrugged,” took his turn at the microphone: Audio .. (turn up volume) (note from audio site: For readers of my website, this is the audio...
  • Illegal Alien Indicted for Threatening to Kill President

    07/26/2011 4:18:01 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 58 replies
    CBS42 ^ | July 26,2011 | CBS42
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A federal grand jury today indicted an Uzbek national for threatening the life of President Barack Obama and illegally possessing weapons. The indictment was announced by U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance; FBI Special Agent in Charge Patrick J. Maley; Secret Service Special Agent in Charge Roy Sexton; Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge Raymond R. Parmer Jr.; and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent in Charge Glenn N. Anderson. The indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges ULUGBEK KODIROV, 21, of Uzbekistan, with four counts of threatening the president...
  • Some illegal immigrants prepare to flee Alabama ahead of new law

    07/19/2011 8:24:07 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 42 replies
    The Lookout ^ | July 19, 2011 | Liz Goodwin
    Illegal immigrants in Alabama are selling off household items such as microwaves and sofas in preparation to leave the state if a tough new law goes into effect Sept. 1. The Birmingham News' David White collects anecdotal evidence that some of the estimated 120,000 unauthorized immigrants in the state are considering leaving or have already left because they worry they would be arrested and deported under the new law. An operations manager for a Spanish-language radio provider told White that people are calling in to try to sell trucks, sofas, microwaves and other household items to listeners. "They say they're...
  • Capital murder charge against Birmingham man dropped; fatal shooting deemed self defense(AL)

    07/07/2011 7:15:54 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    blog.al.com ^ | 6 July, 2011 | TONY ADAMS
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- A capital murder charge was dropped today against Brandon Edwards of Birmingham after evidence backed his claim that he killed a Fairfield man in self defense on June 24, Edwards' lawyer said. Edwards, 23, was arrested June 25 and charged with fatally shooting Patrick Dewayne Peoples, 22, at the Alemeda Terrace Apartments the prior afternoon. At the time, police said Peoples and a woman had just pulled into the parking lot when multiple shots were fired, killing Peoples. Edwards was charged with a capital crime because Peoples was in a vehicle when he was killed. But continued...
  • Al Qaeda commander killed in Pakistan by drone

    07/06/2011 10:12:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    CBS News ^ | 7/6/11 | Staff
    CBS News has learned that a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan in June killed senior al Qaeda commander Ilyas Kashmiri. Kashmiri was believed to be a key planner of the Mumbai Terror attacks in 2008 and, according to sources, was involved in planning terror strikes in Europe last fall, which led to alerts across the continent. Most recently, Kashmiri was al Qaeda's military operations chief in Pakistan, and was suspected of plotting attacks against U.S. troops in Afghanistan. The U.S. had offered a $5 million reward for information leading to Kashmiri.
  • Large crowds protest immigration law in US state

    06/25/2011 7:34:28 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    MetroNews Canada ^ | June 25, 2011 | JAY REEVES, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Large crowds carrying candles and wearing white marched quietly Saturday in a demonstration organized by churches and other faith-based groups against Alabama's tough new law cracking down on illegal immigration.
  • Attorney Predicts DOJ Won't Challenge Alabama Immigration Law

    06/13/2011 11:06:32 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 13, 2011 | Fox News
    The lawyer behind several recent illegal immigration laws said he'd be "surprised" if the Justice Department challenges Alabama's recently passed crackdown, claiming the Obama administration only went after Arizona because it was an election year. Alabama's governor last week signed what many consider to be the toughest law in the country dealing with illegal immigration. It follows in the footsteps of similar laws in Arizona and elsewhere -- but while the Obama Justice Department famously took Arizona to court over its controversial policy, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach told Fox News he doubts the department is planning another legal...
  • MLB ponders realignment, moving NL team to AL (or could they possibly add 2 teams?)

    06/11/2011 1:57:58 PM PDT · by rawhide · 112 replies
    cbssportsline.com ^ | 6-11-11 | By Evan Brunell
    As Major League Baseball continues to discuss possible realignment, one idea that has come up is going to a league with 15 teams per league, reports ESPN's Buster Olney. Currently, the National League has 16 teams and the AL 14 for scheduling purposes. Should baseball go to two 15-team leagues, that would likely require interleague play every day of the season. Given baseball likes to treat interleague play as an event, that could dilute the appeal of interleague play to the point it would no longer be a moneymaker. However, there is still real resistance to the idea which has...
  • In Alabama, a Harsh Bill for Residents Here Illegally

    06/03/2011 7:35:08 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 44 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 3, 2011 | JULIA PRESTON
    Alabama has passed a sweeping bill to crack down on illegal immigrants that both supporters and opponents call the toughest of its kind in the country, going well beyond a law Arizona passed last year that caused a furor there. The measure was passed by large margins in the Alabama Senate and the House, both Republican-controlled, in votes on Thursday. Governor Robert Bentley, a Republican, is expected to sign the bill into law. “Alabama is now the new No. 1 state for immigration enforcement,” said Kris Kobach, a constitutional lawyer who is secretary of state in Kansas. He has helped...
  • Transcript: Al Gore Got ‘D’ in ‘Natural Sciences’ at Harvard

    05/24/2011 11:10:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 5/24/11 | Michael W. Chapman
    In his commencement speech at Hamilton College on Sunday, former Vice President Al Gore told the graduates that global warming is “the most serious challenge our civilization has ever faced.” But as an undergraduate at Harvard University in the late 1960s, Gore--one of the most prominent spokesmen on climate change today--earned a “D” in Natural Sciences. Gore’s transcript documents that during his sophomore year at Harvard he earned a "D" in Natural Sciences 6 (Man’s Place in Nature). Also, as a senior at Harvard, he earned a C-plus in Natural Sciences 118.
  • Transcript: Al Gore Got ‘D’ in ‘Natural Sciences’ at Harvard

    05/24/2011 10:43:30 AM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    In his commencement speech at Hamilton College on Sunday, former Vice President Al Gore told the graduates that global warming is “the most serious challenge our civilization has ever faced.” But as an undergraduate at Harvard University in the late 1960s, Gore--one of the most prominent spokesmen on climate change today--earned a “D” in Natural Sciences. Gore’s transcript documents that during his sophomore year at Harvard he earned a "D" in Natural Sciences 6 (Man’s Place in Nature). Also, as a senior at Harvard, he earned a C-plus in Natural Sciences 118. Gore, along with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate...