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  • AL: Luther Strange, New Senator, is pro Second Amendment

    02/17/2017 3:27:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On February 9th, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange was sworn in as a replacement for Senator Sessions.  Senator Sessions joined the Trump administration as Attorney General of the United States. From al.com: "This is truly a remarkable time in our state's history," Bentley said in a press release this morning. "Alabama has surely been well represented by Senator Sessions, and I am confident Senator Strange will serve as a fine representative for our people. His leadership on a national level, service as a statewide elected official and long record of taking on tough federal issues are the very qualities...
  • Alabama Strongly Considering Constitutional Carry

    02/16/2017 5:10:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 February, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    State Senator Gerald Allen, R-Tuscloosa, is pushing to restore "permitless" or Constitutional carry in Alabama. He pre-filed a bill on 18 January, 2016, for that purpose. From al.com: Sen. Gerald Allen, R-Tuscaloosa, has pre-filed a bill to end a requirement that he said is an improper limit on the constitutional right to bear arms, according to a news release. "It's time we give our citizens the right to bear arms without first seeking the government's permission," Allen said. Alabama already allows people to openly carry a holstered pistol without a permit. Allen said there is no logical reason to...
  • BREAKING: Cardinal Coccopalmerio is a No-Show at Press Conference [Catholic Caucus]

    02/14/2017 11:40:45 AM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Mahound's Paradise ^ | February 14, 2017 | Oakes Spalding
    This morning there was to have been an eagerly anticipated press conference featuring Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, president of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, answering questions about his recently published pamphlet endorsing the "liberal" interpretation of Amoris Laetitia. However, Cardinal Coccopalmerio failed to show up, pleading a "diary clash." This was later explained as a conflict with a meeting at the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. In his short work, published by the official Vatican publishing house on February 8, Coccopalmerio had argued that all the sacraments including communion should be open to those "living in situations not in...
  • Unrest at the Vatican; reassurances backfire

    02/14/2017 11:29:23 AM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Catholic Culture.org ^ | February 14, 2017 | Phil Lawler
    What in the world is going on in Rome this week? First the Vatican press office issues a statement from the Council of Cardinals, supporting the Pope. It would certainly be news if the Council of Cardinals did not support the Pope. But why was this statement newsworthy? Why did the Council thank the Pontiff in February for a speech he delivered to the Roman Curia in December? Is there any way to see this message as something other than damage control—as a bid to reassure the world that the increasingly evident tensions within the Catholic hierarchy are not tearing...
  • Amoris Laetitia versus the Church’s enduring Magisterium on matrimony [Catholic Caucus]

    02/04/2017 8:43:08 PM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Denzinger-Bergolio ^ | Denzinger-Bergoglio
    In face of the confusion caused by the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia, and after having shown in two recent studies the lamentable incoherencies and falsities in the document (see here and here), and Denzinger-Bergoglio would like to remind its readers of the teachings that the Church has always conveyed to the ‘remarried divorced’ and to sinners in general.
  • On The Way of Perdition:

    02/03/2017 9:29:56 AM PST · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | February 3, 2017
    The L’Osservatore Romano is raving about the letter of the German bishops introducing communion for adulterers, a decision that reduces the indissolubility of matrimony to a meaningless principle while in the individual case adultery is allowed. The German bishops are known for their heterodoxy that has led their local church in an unprecedented crisis with over 100,000 Catholics leaving their Church every year and the number of priestly ordinations down to 58 in 2015. https://gloria.tv/video/4phXZ3ju4Ssg4w2KnZCFEV6Yy
  • Wise Words from Father Murray [Catholic Caucus]

    02/01/2017 10:42:19 AM PST · by ebb tide
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | January 31, 2017 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    Criticism of the alarming and quite unprecedented direction of the current pontificate is now firmly established in the mainstream Catholic commentariat. This is most encouraging as the post-Vatican II crisis in the Church, now approaching the Arian crisis (which lasted some sixty years) in duration, enters a new and critical phase. Father Gerald E. Murray is one of the leaders in this auspicious development. His training and doctorate in canon law give him a perspective that permits a precise diagnosis of the raging controversy over Amoris Laetitia (AL), which continues to expand as it convulses the human element of the...
  • Thirty cardinals ‘raised concerns’ about Amoris Laetitia draft [Catholic Caucus]

    01/11/2017 1:07:31 PM PST · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | January 11, 2017 | Staff
    The Pope’s apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia has caused widespread concern among cardinals and bishops, according to new reports. Edward Pentin, veteran Vatican reporter for the National Catholic Register, reports: “Before the document was published, 30 cardinals, having seen an advance draft of the apostolic exhortation, wrote to the Pope expressing their reservations, especially on the issue of Communion for remarried divorcees, warning that the document would weaken the three essential sacraments of the Church: the Eucharist, marriage and confession.” Pentin also said that a “significant number” of bishops’ conferences have expressed concerns about the document. Furthermore, the Congregation for the...
  • Cardinal Mueller’s Nonsense [Catholic Church]

    01/10/2017 12:11:46 PM PST · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Mundabor ^ | January 9, 2017 | Mundabor
    In a year that will be, I am afraid, rich in absurdities and completely nonsensical statements Cardinal Mueller has made a rather desperate, completely illogical, and ultimately not very intelligent attempt to take Francis’ chestnuts out of the fire without burning him, or himself. The cardinal manages the astonishing feat of stating both that there is no contradiction between Francis’ Amoris Laetitia and the teaching of the Church, and that it is wrong for the Cardinals to ask him to say so. If Francis believes that there is no contradiction, then it should be no problem at all for him...
  • Cardinal Müller Covers His Eyes [Catholic Caucus]

    01/10/2017 11:12:55 AM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | January 29, 2017 | Christopher A Ferrara
    According to Stanze Vaticane, the blog for the Italian TV channel TGCom24, Card. Gerhard Ludwig Müller has rejected any correction of Pope Francis concerning those explosive sections of Amoris Laetitia (especially Chapter 8, ¶¶ 302-305) which prompted the four cardinals to present their dubia to Pope Francis. Those passages of Amoris clearly open the door to Holy Communion for the divorced and “remarried” in “certain cases” — as bishop after bishop is now declaring — while appearing to reduce exceptionless negative precepts of the natural law (including “Thou shalt not commit adultery”) to “general rules” and mere “objective ideals” rather...
  • 2020 Election

    12/01/2016 10:38:29 PM PST · by Justice · 27 replies
    Today | Dunno
    Al Franken is running for president in 2020 and will select Jill Stein for running mate. The Franken/Stein ticket for 2020.
  • Al: Armed Employee's Father with .45 Shoots Robbery Suspect Armed with .22 Pistol

    10/30/2016 5:07:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 October, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The exact circumstances of this shooting in Anniston, Alabama, are a little uncertain. It happened on 22 October, 2016, just before 8:59 p.m. One source says that Malachi Hicks, the robbery suspect, was running away when he was shot by the employee's parent, who was armed with a model 1911 in .45 ACP. The Anniston Police Chief, Shane Denham had this to say. From annistonstar.com: Denham said Hicks was apparently lying in wait as employees were closing the restaurant for the evening. Hicks was armed with a .22 caliber pistol, Denham said. “He forced his way into the back...
  • Egypt announces Russian willingness to host Israel-Palestinian negotiations

    08/22/2016 7:28:09 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 22 replies
    Ynet News ^ | August 22, 2016 | Roi Kais & Itamar Eichner
    The president of Egypt, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, announced Sunday night that Russian President Vladimir Putin is willing to hold direct talks between the Israelis and the Palestinians; al-Sisi added that he believes that Israel is becoming more and more convinced of the need for peace.Egyptian President Abel Fattah a-Sisi announced Sunday night that Russian President Vladimir Putin told him that Russia is ready to host direct negotiations between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.Speaking during an interview with various Egyptian newspaper editors, the Egyptian president said that Israel is becoming more and more convinced of...
  • The sacred union btwn Christ & the Church is realized in a partial and analogous way by adultery??!!

    08/07/2016 6:07:59 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 14 replies
    Denzinger-Bergoglio ^ | July 17, 2016
    Christian marriage, as a reflection of the union between Christ and his Church, is fully realized in the union between a man and a woman who give themselves to each other in a free, faithful and exclusive love, who belong to each other until death and are open to the transmission of life, and are consecrated by the sacrament, which grants them the grace to become domestic church and a leaven of new life for society. Some forms of union radically contradict this ideal, while others realize it in at least a partial and analogous way. The Synod Fathers stated...
  • Keep the doctrinal unity…but practically deny it in interpretations and consequences (Cath Caucus)

    08/07/2016 5:59:16 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Denzinger-Bergoglio ^ | July 27, 2016
    In the first paragraphs of Amoris Laetitia we encounter an affirmation that sets the entire gist of what Francis wishes to convey in this document: it is time to develop ‘various ways of interpreting some aspects of that teaching’ to ‘seek solutions better suited to its culture’ in family ministry. This hypothesis attempts to justify the crucial affirmations made in the chapters that follow, opening the doors to all kinds of subjectivism regarding the most serious issues. As a result, it is virtually impossible to recognize, in all of this, the sacred doctrine left by Christ to his Church. What...
  • More details surface about 45 theologians’ appeal to correct Amoris Laetitia’s errors

    07/21/2016 8:03:17 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 20, 2016 | Claire Chretien
    New details have emerged about the letter 45 theologians sent to every Catholic patriarch and cardinal asking them to petition Pope Francis to fix a list of erroneous propositions in Amoris Laetitia. The group’s spokesman Dr. Joseph Shaw, a University of Oxford academic and chairman of the Latin Mass Society, told LifeSiteNews that the list of signatories is not in any way limited to theologians who are viewed as liturgical traditionalists, thus showing that there is wide concern about Amoris Laetitia across the world of Catholic academia. Upon the announcement of the existence the letter, Shaw said, “Numerous propositions in...
  • Buttiglione backs Amoris Laetitia in L'Osservatore Romano article [Catholic Caucus]

    07/20/2016 4:27:55 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | July 20, 2016
    The Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano has published a front-page essay by Rocco Buttiglione, the Italian political leader and adviser to St. John Paul II, supporting the argument of Amoris Laetitia that Catholics who are divorced and remarried might, under some circumstances, be allowed to receive Communion. Buttiglione argues that the Catholic Church has always recognized the possibility that individual circumstances determine whether or not someone is in a state of sin. He writes: The path that the Pope proposes to divorced and remarried is exactly the same that the Church proposes to all sinners: Go to confession, and your confessor,...
  • Cardinal Schönborn’s Interview: How Credible is a “Hearsay Magisterium”?

    07/18/2016 8:48:13 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | July 18, 2016 | Father Brian Harrison, O.S.
    Last week saw the release of an important interview (PDF link) given by Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, Archbishop of Vienna and one of Pope Francis’ most trusted theological advisers and spokesmen, to the Roman Jesuit journal La Civiltŕ Cattolica. The topic was the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia (AL): This interview has already made waves round the world, mainly because of His Eminence’s insistence on three points: first, that an apostolic exhortation such as AL is indeed an authoritative magisterial document, containing teaching that Catholics must assent to; secondly, that all previous teachings on marriage and the family must now be interpreted...
  • Cardinal Sarah decries “attempt to make homosexuality the cornerstone of a new global ethic”

    07/14/2016 12:29:27 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 13, 2016 | Steve Jalsevac
    This is the 4th and final list of notable quotes from Cardinal Sarah’s book, God or Nothing. Today we publish excerpts of Sarah’s clear teaching on moral issues. I strongly suggest reading all four reports if this is the first that you have read. Each report covers different issues. - Cardinal Sarah: “Those who want to eradicate poverty make Christ a liar – they are mistaken and lying” - Cardinal Sarah: ambiguities on doctrine - can lead to dangerous opinions. - Cardinal Sarah: ‘separating magisterial teaching from pastoral practice is… heresy, a dangerous schizophrenic pathology’ Purchasing and reading the book,...
  • For the record: Video plea to the Pope for doctrinal clarity [Catholic Caucus]

    07/13/2016 2:00:37 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Rorate Caeli / Life Site News ^ | July 13, 2016 | Augustinus
    Bishop Schneider called it “very urgent” that the pope “states more clearly, in a very unambiguous manner — in such a manner which will not leave any space for misinterpretations — [on] the issues of family and the sacredness of marriage.” The film contains an impressive lineup of international life and family advocates who decided that the time had come to voice their concerns for the good of the Church, of souls, and of nations.
  • Top adviser to Pope JPII warns of a cabal undermining Church with backing from within

    07/12/2016 4:26:04 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 11 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 12, 2016 | John-Henry Westen
    Monsignor Michel Schooyans, a top adviser to Pope St. John Paul II who was also close to Pope Benedict XVI, has issued a dire warning about the current trajectory in the Catholic Church. In a paper, published on LifeSiteNews, Professor Schooyans, a member of several Pontifical Academies and Councils, writes that “the Synod on the Family has revealed a profound malaise in the Church.” The retired professor from Belgium, now 86, speaks of the “crisis” in the Church, saying, “it is futile to close our eyes: the Church is challenged in its very foundations.” (Click here to read Professor Schooyans'...
  • Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter Publishes a Critique of Amoris Laetitia [Catholic Caucus]

    07/11/2016 5:25:38 PM PDT · by ebb tide
    The Wanderer Press ^ | July 12, 2016 | Maike Hickson
    On the official website of the German section of the Fraternity of St. Peter, the head of the German District, Father Bernhard Gerstle has published a polite critique (http://petrusbruderschaft.de/pages/archiv/distriktsoberer/mai-2016—amoris-laetitia.php) of the Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia. In his short 19 May commentary of one page, there are to be found some strong objections against the message of Amoris Laetitia which very well now could, in Gerstle’s eyes, give a doubtful opening toward the already wide-spread practice (praxis) of allowing “remarried” divorcees to receive Holy Communion. In the aftermath of this official statement, the Fraternity also has received permission to print and...
  • The teaching authority of ‘Amoris Laetitia’ [Catholic Caucus]

    07/07/2016 1:18:22 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | July 7, 2016 | Cindy Wooden
    Jesuit Father Antonio Spadaro, editor of the journal La Civilta Cattolica, interviewed Cardinal Christoph Schonborn about Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation “Amoris Laetitia” and reaction to it. The journal provided Catholic News Service with an English translation of the interview and its website — www.laciviltacattolica.it — was scheduled to post selections in English from the interview at 3 p.m. Rome time today. Here are two of the questions and answers: Father Spadaro: Some have spoken of AL as a minor document, a personal opinion of the pope (so to speak) without full magisterial value. What value does this exhortation possess? Is...
  • If Amoris Laetitia is “objectively unclear,” whither Vatican II?

    06/01/2016 10:32:40 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    A Blog for Dallas Area Catholics ^ | May 31, 2016 | Tantumblogo
    Cardinal Caffara of Bologna made minor waves recently by declaring that, owing to the contradictory interpretations already being made of the document, Francis’ post-synodal exhortation Amoris Laetitia is “objectively unclear.” He further states that whenever one happens upon a novel pronouncement of the Magisterium that is unclear in nature, a faithful soul has the duty to accept the Doctrine and practice as lived by the preceding Magisterium: “Chapter 8 is, objectively, unclear,” said Cardinal Carlo Caffarra when speaking about Amoris Laetitia, since it causes “‘conflict of interpretations’ ignited even among bishops.” The comments were made last week in an interview...
  • AL: Free Carry Permits for Retired Military Veterans

    05/27/2016 5:30:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In Alabama, Governor Robert Bentley signed HB98, which provides for retired veterans who qualify, to obtain free pistol permits.  The bill was popular with the legislature, passing nearly unanimously. HB98 passed the House 93 to 4 with 3 abstentions. It passed the Senate 30 to 2 with no abstentions on 3 May, 2016, and was signed into law by Governor Bently on 13 May, 2016. The bill applies to retired military veterans who are non-disability retirees from the Army, Navy, Coast Guard or Marines, or any reserve component thereof. From the HB98(pdf): 24  (b) Any retired military veteran who...
  • AL: Free Carry Permits for Retired Military Veterans

    05/22/2016 4:15:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In Alabama, Governor Robert Bentley signed HB98, which provides for retired veterans who qualify, to obtain free pistol permits.  The bill was popular with the legislature, passing nearly unanimously. HB98 passed the House 93 to 4 with 3 abstentions. It passed the Senate 30 to 2 with no abstentions on 3 May, 2016, and was signed into law by Governor Bently on 13 May, 2016. The bill applies to retired military veterans who are non-disability retirees from the Army, Navy, Coast Guard or Marines, or any reserve component thereof. From the HB98(pdf): 24  (b) Any retired military veteran who...
  • AL: More Campus Fascism: No Free Speech for Second Amendment Supporters

    04/17/2016 5:16:35 PM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from campusreform.org Universities are developing a deserved reputation for places that act as little fascist states, only allowing speech that the University Administration agrees with, or is considered "politically correct".  The University of Alabama has lived up to the reputation by citing a student who was peacefully wearing an empty holster in a protest over the Universitity's no weapon policy.  The campus police explicitly say that they are citing the student because "someone called it in".  The campus policy does not prohibit holsters.  The citation is for "Engaging in activities that threaten the safety of the campus community"...
  • "We’ve Got The Moon And Sixpence" Ray Noble & vocalist Al Bowlly (1932)

    03/29/2016 2:41:45 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1932 | Ray Noble / Al Bowlly
    "We’ve Got The Moon And Sixpence" is played by Ray Noble & The New Mayfair Dance Orchestra. Vocalist is Al Bowlly. Recorded on April 21, 1932.
  • LIVE THREAD:Trump rally in Madison, AL at Madison City Schools Stadium @ 4:00(CST).

    02/28/2016 10:31:46 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 1,163 replies
    Sunday, February 28, 2016: GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Madison, AL at Madison City Schools Stadium. The event is scheduled to begin at 4:00 PM CST. Madison. AL is a city located primarily in Madison County in the northern part of the State of Alabama. Madison extends west into neighboring Limestone County. The city is included in the Huntsville Metropolitan Area and is also included in the merged Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 42,938. Madison is bordered by Huntsville on most sides.
  • AL: Armed Citizen lnvolved in Stopping Mass Shooting

    02/22/2016 2:15:33 PM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 22 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Another legally armed person has stopped a potential mass shooting in Hamilton, Alabama on February 10th, 2016.  The shooting occurred in the morning, a little over an hour before noon, over a distance of a couple of  blocks.  Two people, 67-year-old Donny Miller and 61-year-old Linda Cole were killed in separate offices.  The second victim was shot in an accounting office close to the bank pictured above.  A WVTM13 crew was on the scene less than two hours after the shooting.  Here is video from Marlei Marinez, from WVTM13. Link to video In the video, Marlei Martinez reports that...
  • AL: Selma Gun Turn "buy back" in a Success for Private Buyers, Open Carry

    11/18/2015 2:48:05 PM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A small gun turn in event was held on 7 November, 2015 in Selma, Alabama.  These events have been characterized by the propaganda term "buy back", but as the organizers never owned the guns in the first place, they cannot be "bought back".  The events have become less popular in recent years as private buyers have arranged to offer more for the more valuable guns taken to these events.  That was the case in Selma.  Robert W. Kennedy, Jr. was a private buyer at the Selma event, and commented on it.   From selmatimesjournal.com: My name is Robert W....
  • Marius B. Winter "What A Perfect Night For Love" Al Bowlly vocalist (1930)

    11/03/2015 7:51:25 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1930 | Marius B. Winter
    Marius B. Winter & His Orchestra plays "What A Perfect Night For Love" with Al Bowlly as vocalist on Broadcast 2599 (1930).
  • Cheap Gun Opportunity at Selma, Alabama “buy back”

    11/02/2015 6:18:59 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 2 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    There will be a gun turn in event in Selma, Alabama on Saturday, 7 November,  2015.  While these events are commonly labelled with the propaganda term “buyback”, the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them.  The turn in event will be at 2013 Clinton Ave, at the Macedonia Apostolic Church.The event is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to 11:59 both at the same source.   People often turn up early at these events.  Those that show up early get the deals or the incentives.  These events often...
  • AL:Woman Disarmed, Armed Neighbors Stop Attack; Shoot the Target of Opportunity

    08/27/2015 4:26:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A disarm, 3 a.m. call for help, gunshots, butt strokes, and hand to hand, but two neighbors rescued a 69 year old woman from a home invasion in rural Alabama.  The Sheriff deputies arrived in time to clean up the mess. At about 3 a.m., an unfamiliar man broke into Wilma Williams home in the 31000 block of Cleburne County Road 49 in Alabama.  She ran to her pistol, but Craig Moore was able to take it from her and fire twice before she struggled free. One of the shots cut hair from her head. She got away and...
  • 5 states defund and 13 states investigate Planned Parenthood

    08/20/2015 5:36:29 AM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Aug 19, 2015 | Danny Burton
    Since the release of the first incriminating Planned Parenthood video from the Center for Medical Progress, a flurry of investigations have ensued. These videos at least show evidence indicating a strong likelihood of illegal activity, and at worst show despicable, callous disregard for the law, human life, and women. Here are the ongoing official investigations and government actions taken against Planned Parenthood. As of Wednesday, five states have made moves to defund Planned Parenthood, or end participation in the funneling of federal money to the unscrupulous organization. These states are New Hampshire, Utah, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Alabama. Thirteen states have...
  • AL: Gun Free Zone Signs go Down; Governor Bently Fulfills 2010 Promise

    07/25/2015 1:04:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 49 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A year and a half ago, I wrote about the illegal "No Weapons" signs at rest stops in Alabama.  The Alabama Department of Transportation doubled down and declared the signs legal ... because.  Yesterday afternoon, Friday, the 24th of July, 2015, Governor Bentley stepped up to the plate and ordered the signs taken down.  From yellowhammernews.com reporting the Governor's tweet: Gov. Robert Bentley ‏@GovernorBentley I have ordered the AL Department of Transportation to remove signs banning weapons at all Alabama rest stops to comply with state law. Good for the Governor. He knows how to count. He is also...
  • Alabama Rabid Bobcat Attack: Rifle makes a Dangerous Club

    07/21/2015 12:48:46 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A Sardis, Alabama woman, Michelle Russel, was attacked by a rabid bobcat in her front yard on 13 July, 2015.  Her friend, Register, had a .22 rifle in the house, but the cartridges were in a tool shop.  From greenvilleadvocate.com: “I kept yelling, ‘There’s a bobcat out here.’ He immediately got his gun and ran to his tool shop to get bullets,” she said.   Register got the rifle loaded, but not before the cat attacked Michelle: “The cat just full-force jumped in the air and bit my arm. If I had been facing him, he would’ve probably got...
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic Announces Mandatory World Tour

    01/20/2015 9:41:26 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 51 replies
    StereoGum.com ^ | 20JAN2015 | Tom Breihan
    “Weird Al” Yankovic does not spend a whole lot of time on the road, possibly because it’s really, really difficult and expensive to stage like 20 different music-video parodies per show. But after the success of last year’s album Mandatory Fun, Yankovic has announced plans to hit the road heavily this summer, hitting practically every town in the U.S. and Canada from May to September, and then heading to Europe in September and October. He’ll stop at a few festivals, but he’s mostly playing bigger venues (including a surprising number of casinos) on his own. This man has decades’ worth...
  • Al Bowlly sings “My Canary Has Circles Under His Eyes” Howard Godfrey's Waldorfians (1931)

    01/01/2015 2:14:15 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 15 replies
    YouTube | 31 Dec 1931 | Howard Godfrey
    “My Canary Has Circles Under His Eyes” is performed by Howard Godfrey's Waldorfians with vocal by Al Bowlly issued in 1931.
  • Sharpton: Blacks Can't Act Decently Without More Government Payouts

    12/09/2014 12:21:08 PM PST · by GilGil · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/8/2014 | Ben Shapiro
    When I asked Cunha why we couldn’t encourage people to simply not have children before marriage, graduate high school, and get a job, she answered: I don’t think you can encourage people not to have children before they get married and to get a job and to graduate high school when they’re dealing with issues that we don’t have to deal with….We need to help them have personal responsibility. They can’t do it when they’re busy trying to eat. In other words, give people money, or they will abandon their children, drop out of school, and refuse to get a...
  • AL: One Punch, One Shot, One Killed, Charges Dismissed

    12/08/2014 9:27:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
     A judge in Alabama shows an example of both the deadly danger of a punch, disparity  of force, and the changes that ubiquitous cameras are bringing to the justice system.   It is also interesting how misleading the early reporting was.  From video evidence later on, it was clear that there was no fight.  One man was attacked, and responded to the attack.  It is clear that some people tried to fit this into the "progressive elite" model of murder.  From the Original article: Detectives learned the victim got into a fight with another male. During the fight, Murray was...
  • Mike Trout wins AL MVP (Finally)

    11/13/2014 3:16:59 PM PST · by Veggie Todd · 34 replies
    MLB Network | 11/13/2014 | Me
    Trout wins his first MVP.
  • Alabama Amendment 3 Passes with 72 Percent of the Vote

    11/05/2014 2:37:52 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    One of the constitutional amendments up for a vote in 2014 was Amendment 3 in Alabama.  The amendment was intended to strengthen the already strong protection of the right to keep and bear arms in the Alabama Constitution.   The wording to be replaced seems clear: Text of Section 26:Right to Bear Arms “ That every citizen has a right to bear arms in defense of himself and the state.[1][2] But courts in some states have claimed that the right to bear arms in defense of self was, in fact quite limited, either to location, such as only in the...
  • Coulter To GOP: Stop ‘Constantly Sucking Up’ To Hispanic Voters

    10/18/2014 6:36:41 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 20 replies
    In an appearance on “The O’Reilly Factor” Friday night, conservative columnist Ann Coulter was critical of the GOP for appealing to known Democratic voting blocs, specifically Hispanics, rather than simply appealing to base voters. “Instead of constantly sucking up to a group of people who will never vote for you,” said Coulter, hitting specifically against GOPers for immigration reform, “how about appealing to the other voters who are just gonna go home and say ‘Screw you.’”
  • Al:Gun Beats Stick, Chief Pleased

    10/14/2014 6:25:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Police Chief Chris Carden Robbers who use clubs are very dangerous.  They often believe that they have to strike their victim to demonstrate seriousness.   In this case, the would be robber made a mistake in the victim selection process.  His victim was a CCW holder who drew his gun when threatened.   The would be robber ran off, but the armed  citizen was able to give a good description to the police, who quickly made an arrest.  From al.com:   "I am extremely proud of the good police work that came into play," Carden said. "They all did an outstanding job...
  • 5-Year-Old Shooting a Crayon 'Gun' Forced to Sign No-Kill Contract

    10/12/2014 11:55:05 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 36 replies
    TruthRevolt.org ^ | 10-11-2014 | Trey Sanchez
    An elementary school in Mobile, Alabama forced a 5-year-old student to sign a "safety contract" promising not to kill herself or anyone else because the girl allegedly pointed a crayon at another student and said, "pew pew." The girl's mother was summoned to E.R. Dickson Elementary school and told that her daughter had drawn something that resembled a gun and pretended to shoot with the crayon. The mother told Local 15 News that while she waited in the lobby and without her consent, the school gave her daughter a questionnaire evaluating her for depression and suicidal thoughts, and finally forced...
  • 5-year-old forced to sign “suicide contract”

    10/10/2014 2:31:28 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 84 replies
    MOBILE, Alabama (WPMI) – An Alabama mother is furious that her 5-year-old daughter was forced to sign a school contract stating she wouldn’t kill herself or anyone else at school. School officials told Rebecca, who did not want to give her last name, they had to send 5-year-old Elizabeth home after an incident in class. “They told me she drew something that resembled a gun. According to them she pointed a crayon at another student and said ‘pew pew’,” Rebecca explained.
  • Obama: Al Qaeda is on the run - (Flashback)

    09/30/2014 10:25:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jul 26, 2013 | LSUDVM
    Last year a recurring theme in Obama's campaign was that Al Qaeda was on the run or similar. Variants include Al Qaeda was decimated or they were on the path to defeat. So if that is the case then how did Al Qaeda break out some 500 members from two Iraqi prisons. Al Qaeda is most definitely on the run as Obama wanted the sheeple to believe Somalia, Iraq and Syria just to name 3.
  • Jeff Sessions: We've Got to Stand Up to Sanctuary States, Cities

    08/29/2014 6:30:42 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 29, 2014 | Staff
    On Mark Levin’s Thursday radio show, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) discussed the potential of President Barack Obama granting amnesty to 5 to 6 million illegal aliens by executive fiat. Sessions argued it would be an abuse of power by the White House and said it was intention to act legislatively against it. The junior Alabama senator was also asked by host Mark Levin about sanctuary cities and states, and particular the state of California in which the state’s Democratic governor, Jerry Brown, hosted Mexican President Enrique Peńa Nieto and touted his state’s refusal to adhere to current federal immigration law....
  • WATCH: See Secret Tunnels in al Capone's Favorite Chicago Bar

    08/25/2014 8:42:39 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 12 replies
    Yahoo Travel ^ | August 19, 2014 | Melanie Dunea
    The Green Mill, in Chicago’s uptown neighborhood, is more than just a great jazz bar. It also has a lot of history. Back in the 1920’s, the bar was the favorite hangout of none other than legendary gangster Al Capone. Capone’s buddy “Machine Gun” Jack McGurn owned the place, and Capone even had a favorite booth where I got to sit and drink. Capone’s favorite booth has good views of all entrances and exits — perfect for a gangster — but Capone himself didn’t always go out the front door. Behind the bar is a trap door down to the...