Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $30,402
35%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 35% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: al

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Al Jazeera Senior Analyst: Jews Should Know Their Place

    06/03/2014 1:28:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 6/3/14 | Adam Kredo
    Al Jazeera English’s senior political analyst is under fire for telling a prominent Jewish writer that he “gives Jews a bad name” and should know his place by showing “some Jewish humility.” Marwan Bishara, Al Jazeera’s senior political analyst and host of its show Empire, made the comments on Twitter after Bloomberg columnist Jeffrey Goldberg complimented Al Jazeera. Goldberg had tweeted a link to an article in the left-leaning Israeli publication Haaretz headlined, “Why all Jews are cowards,” with the commentary: “Haaretz publishes headlines that al Jazeera never would, in part because al Jazeera is often more sophisticated.” This prompted...
  • IMPORTANT GOP House Primary Races: And How You Can Help (South & Midwest)

    05/15/2014 1:52:48 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 55 replies
    THIS IS FOR THE SOUTH AND MIDWEST (NORTHEAST, WEST, AND CALIFORNIA are in separate threads and updates are coming, see links below) This is an update of previous threads. There are numerous important House Primary Races! And places where we can WIN! PLEASE contribute! And if you can't contribute money ... the least we can do is go to their pages and give them a "like" or a tweet. All of these candidates are involved in primaries that are close (or could be close) against generally more moderate or liberal Republicans. All of these districts are winnable in November. Georgia:...
  • IMPORTANT GOP House Primary Races: And How You Can Help (Northeast and South)

    05/09/2014 12:57:12 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 51 replies
    NORTHEAST and SOUTH There are numerous important House Primary Races! And places where we can WIN! PLEASE contribute! And if you can't contribute money ... the least we can do is go to their pages and give them a "like" or a tweet. All of these candidates are involved in primaries that are close (or could be close) against generally more moderate or liberal Republicans. All of these districts are winnable in November. Maine: BRUCE POLIQUIN, MAINE-2, JUNE 10th .... Open Seat Endorsed by: Maine Right to Life, Freedom Works Bruce Poliquin -- FACEBOOK -- TWITTER -- DONATEFreedomWorks: "As a...
  • AL: Gun Reform Bill Passes Senate 20-7

    03/24/2014 8:49:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Alabama SB 354  passed the senate on Wednesday by the wide margin of 20 - 7. The bill includes vehicles as an extension of the home for purposes of carrying firearms, recognizing the right to bear arms extends to a person's vehicle, where a great deal of time is spent in modern society.  This is especially helpful to the growing number of people who live in recreational vehicles and travel about the country. The bill makes clear that open carry of firearms is not disorderly conduct.  In the section dealing with definitions of disorderly conduct, the bill reads: "The...
  • DAY 3: THREE more abortion centers — CLOSED!

    03/10/2014 7:02:45 PM PDT · by Coleus · 19 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 03.07.14 | Shawn Carney - 40 Days for Life
    Now isn’t that some great news? Reports have been rolling in from Texas – the state where 40 Days for Life began – that abortion facilities are shutting down left and right. The latest closures include three businesses where faithful 40 Days for Life volunteers have prayed on the sidewalks outside for years. Plus – there’s another abortion center where volunteers are very hopeful that the business they’re praying in front of will soon join the list. Here are the details.——————————————————- BEAUMONT, McALLEN AND HARLINGEN, TEXAS ——————————————————-The three businesses closing are Whole Woman’s Health in Beaumont and McAllen, along with...
  • Anti-Russians display controversial US Confederate flag in Kiev

    03/07/2014 12:30:30 AM PST · by Lattero · 18 replies
    PressTV ^ | Mar 7, 2014 | Caleb Maupin
    This was the flag of slave holding states in the United States that seceded in 1861, causing Civil War. Today the symbol is used by the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazi groups, and other organizations who are hostile to African-Americans. For the last several decades, protests have continued, demanding that this flag not be displayed in public places. Many people were greatly disturbed to see that the Confederate Flag is now being displayed, not in the United States, but in Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine. Larry Holmes, a civil rights activist in New York City, explained why the flag is...
  • Al Sharpton brings up race 314 times in 2013

    02/20/2014 6:00:45 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/20/14 | Washington Free Beacon·
    The Rev. Al Sharpton. Bringing us all together.
  • They Saw Three Teens Trying to Break Into Their Neighbor’s House — Then They Armed Themselves

    02/04/2014 3:46:26 PM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1 February, 2014 | Dave Urbanski
    When residents of an Alabama town spotted three teens trying to break into a neighbors house in the middle of the day, they of course contacted police…but they didn’t just kick back and watch the action play out, either. They armed themselves and confronted them. With that, all three teens ran from the house on Mountain Laurel Drive in Pinson, but the neighbors chased them into nearby woods, according to AL.com. They managed to hold one, a 17-year-old, at gunpoint. Two others fled on foot but were captured more than a mile away on Highway 75.
  • Police: Wayne Court shooting was act of self-defense

    02/04/2014 7:05:57 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Huntsville Police said the woman who shot a man to death acted in self-defense. Investigators said Salena Turner was in fear for her life and shot Timothy Derrick in self defense the night of Jan. 24, based on evidence collected and discussed between police and the district attorney's office.
  • Illegal "No Weapons" signs at rest stops in Alabama

    01/22/2014 5:15:27 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    It appears that some bureaucrat in Alabama has decided to post Alabamans' rest stops with signs that are toxic to the second amendment and Alabama law.  As reported on opencarry.org, the signs say "No weapons beyond this point". It’s the AL rest stop eastbound I-10 @ AL/ MS line, about 15 miles west of Mobile. According to Skidmark at opencarry.org, rest stops are not listed as prohibited places for possessing weapons. Alabama's preemption law was strengthened in 2013, as part of a package of second amendment friendly reforms. Arizona, now known as one of the states most respectful of...
  • AL: Customer Defends Self and Others from Threatened Mass Murder

    01/17/2014 9:44:34 AM PST · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 January, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    An armed aggressor herding people into a back room is always a bad sign.  It often precedes a mass murder.  From the selmatimesjournal.com: Dallas County Sheriff Harris Huffman said the incident appeared to be a case of self-defense and no one has been arrested in connection with the shooting Thursday afternoon. The incident occurred when Dallas County resident Kevin Mclaughlin entered Dollar General reportedly waving a pistol in the air, Huffman said. Mclaughlin then ushered a group of people inside the store into a break room. One customer showed good situational awareness, and was able to escape out the...
  • AL:Needed - Photo of Alabama Rest Stop Sign Prohibiting Weapons

    01/05/2014 6:32:28 PM PST · by marktwain · 34 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 January, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    It has been reported that Alabama has posted their rest stops with signs prohibiting weapons. The signs are reported to read: No weapons allowed past this point I am writing an article about it, which would benefit from an actual picture of one of the signs, but I have not been able to acquire one yet. If you are traveling where  you might see such a sign, I would appreciate it if you would take a picture and send me one. You can send the picture in an freepmail to marktwain. A short note mentioning when and where the picture...
  • Homeowner shoots burglary suspect in groin

    12/31/2013 7:47:15 PM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    wrcbtv.com ^ | 26 December, 2013 | NA
    MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - A homeowner shot aburglary suspect in the groin after catching two men trying to steal scrapmetal from his property, according to authorities. (snip) The homeowner told authorities that when he asked the two men to leave, one of them came towardhim and threatened to kill him. That's when the victim told deputies he shot the suspect once in the groin with his rifle. Both suspects managed to flee thescene.
  • AL:Birmingham woman shoots ex-boyfriend hiding in her basement

    12/29/2013 9:18:21 AM PST · by marktwain · 30 replies
    alabamas13.com ^ | 26 December, 2013 | Amber Roberson
    A Birmingham woman shot an ex-boyfriend who she found hiding in her house last night. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff's office, the 32-year-old female called authorities around 7 p.m. yesterday to tell them that her ex-boyfriend had broken into her house and she had shot him. The victim says she went to her basement to smoke, when she realized that her ex-boyfriend was in the basement. He smashed her phone when she tried to call 911, before chasing her around the basement. The woman took a gun from her pocket and shot the 34-year-old in the leg. When he...
  • AL:Burglar shot, killed in Selmont

    10/31/2013 5:59:56 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    selmatimesjournal.com ^ | 29 October, 2013 | NA
    SELMONT — Two burglars greeted a Selmont couple returning home from work early Saturday morning. In the exchange that ensued, one of the burglars was shot and killed, while the other one escaped and is considered armed and dangerous. Sgt. Mike Grantham, with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department, said the couple returned to their Lowery Drive home around 2:30 a.m. Due to the fact they have been the victims of burglaries before, the husband entered the home first. Grantham said when the wife came into the house, she noticed glass from a glass door on the ground. It was then,...
  • AL:Burglary Suspect Shot and Killed by Homeowner in Dallas Co.

    10/26/2013 6:33:03 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    wncftv.com ^ | 25 October, 2013 | George McDonald
    From the West Alabama Newsroom-- A suspected burglar is shot and killed by a homeowner -- when a Dallas County couple walks in on a break-in in progress at their house. Sheriff Harris Huffman says it happened early Friday morning on the 900 block of Lowery Drive in the Pine Glen housing community. The sheriff says the couple surprised two burglars when they came home and one of the burglars ran -- but the other was shot and killed.
  • Auburn [University]’s new homecoming queen has a ridiculously inspirational life story

    10/15/2013 7:11:41 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 17 replies
    Yellowhammer Politics ^ | October 14, 2013 | Cliff Sims
    Over the weekend, Auburn University’s student body elected Molly Anne Dutton the school’s 100th Miss Homecoming, and boy what a story this young woman has to tell. A couple of decades ago, Dutton’s biological mother, who was living in California at the time, was the victim of a sexual assault that resulted in her becoming pregnant. She was given an ultimatum by her husband: either abort the baby, or face divorce. Lifeline Children’s Services, a Birmingham-based Christian adoption agency, got involved and helped the woman through her courageous decision to keep the baby and put her up for adoption instead...
  • AL:Homeowner shoots 1 of 2 Auburn burglary suspects

    10/10/2013 3:13:01 PM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    wsfa.com ^ | 7 October, 2013 | Rachel Jinright - John Shryock
    AUBURN, AL (WSFA) - The Auburn Police Department says it has arrested two people following a shooting that happened Sunday evening in the 800 block of Annalue Drive. Officers were called to the residence just before 9 p.m. on a report that a man found two people inside his home. The homeowner fired several shots at the suspects who then fled the scene. The victim reported two Samsung cell phones valued at $600 were taken in the burglary.
  • Alabama Recognizes Kansas Concealed Carry Permits

    09/25/2013 6:11:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    WIBW ^ | 23 September, 2013 | Melissa Brunner
    Complete news release from the Kansas Attorney General's Office: Kansas concealed carry licenses are now recognized in the State of Alabama, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced today. The Office of Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange last week notified the Kansas Attorney General’s office that a new Alabama law, which took effect August 1, recognizes valid concealed carry licenses from all other states. A similar law was passed by the Kansas legislature earlier this year, which allows all valid out-of-state permits to be recognized in Kansas when the non-resident permit holder is traveling temporarily in Kansas. Alabama is the 34th...
  • Armed Citizen from AR Interacts with Police Officer in AL

    09/16/2013 7:22:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 36 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 September, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    On a road trip from Arkansas through Alabama, an armed citizen, on vacation with his wife, had an encounter with a police officer. Officers on the street have always been more supportive of armed citizens than police administrators.   As state after state made it easier for ever increasing  numbers of citizens to be legally armed in public, the attitude of police became more positive as they gained experience with armed citizens. In the words of Kopis, a contributor to opencarry.org, here is what happened on the road in Alabama: So i rolled the windows down, took the key out...
  • AL:Rep Holmes of Alabama Seeks Repeal of Law that Clarifies Open Carry Rights

    09/04/2013 6:49:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | Dean Weingarten
    Poster by Oleg Volk Armed citizens a "bad example" for kids?  Open carry promoting violence?  Open carry of weapons has been legal in Alabama for hundreds of years, but some police officers and judges have used the disorderly conduct statute to disarm those who they wished to discriminate against.  Given the history of black codes, and the Klan, this discrimination was practiced mostly against black people. Openly carried guns tend to put a damper on criminal attacks.  That is one  of the reasons that police openly carry guns.  An openly carried gun loudly proclaims to observers:  "I am not a...
  • WATCH: Al Jazeera America Attacks Limbaugh, O’Reilly, Sharpton, Beck, Alex Jones, Piers Morgan

    08/20/2013 1:49:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 8/20/13 | Pat Dollard
    Excerpted from Mediaite: Today’s the day. Al Jazeera America launched in approximately 40 million households at 3pm Eastern with an hour-long promo of sorts telling people what the expect from the network. Within the first five minutes of air time, Al Jazeera America played very brief clips of Fox’s Bill O’Reilly and MSNBC’s Al Sharpton engaged in some of their most contentious onscreen moments followed by a voice saying, “news audiences know what is missing and they know what they want.” Also visible on screen are clips of Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh, along with Piers Morgan’s epically explosive segment...
  • Free Syrian Army commander celebrates victory with al Qaeda affiliate

    08/13/2013 4:50:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    long war journal ^ | 8/10/13 | Bill Roggio
    « CNN on al Qaeda's 'encrypted messaging system' | Main | Bloomberg News on Zawahiri's communications » Link lwj-print-icon-2.jpg Comments (3) ShareThis Free Syrian Army commander celebrates victory with al Qaeda affiliate By Bill RoggioAugust 10, 2013 10:38 AM In this New York Times article on the influx of foreign fighters into Syria (more than 6,000 foreign fighters are now estimated to be fighting with jihadist groups) is a report of a Free Syrian Army commander celebrating the capture of the Minnigh airport in Aleppo with a leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, an al Qaeda...
  • Have You Listened To Al Sharpton?

    07/27/2013 3:58:34 PM PDT · by MosesKnows · 43 replies
    July 27, 2013 | MosesKnows
    Have You Ever Really Listen to Al Sharpton? I just listened to Al Sharpton and I mean listened. What I heard bordered on insanity if offered as rebuttal to what Sharpton heard from O’Reilly. I believe O’Reilly’s accurately presented the reasons supporting his position on causes for the problems. I believe Sharpton is attempting to appeal to a degree of ignorance I would not have believed just a few years ago, Of course, different listeners would come away with differing conclusions but there must be limits to how different that difference can honestly be. Here is a link to what...
  • AL:2 charged with robbery after homeowner opens fire on armed man, according to Mobile police

    07/15/2013 3:20:23 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    blog.al.com ^ | 11 July, 2013 | Theresa Seiger
    MOBILE, Alabama -- A man is recovering at the University of South Alabama Medical Center after police say he and two women tried to set two men up for an armed robbery at a home on South Gimon Circle Wednesday night, according to the Mobile Police Department. Their plan was foiled after the homeowner grabbed a gun from his bedroom closet and opened fire on the man, who was armed at the time, according to MPD spokeswoman Ashley Rains. Kastellio Demarcus Vaughan, 23, is in custody at USAMC with multiple gunshot wounds, Rains said. He will face one count of...
  • AL:Crossville man holds burglars at gunpoint during second burglary attempt in two days

    07/12/2013 4:42:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    alabamas13.com ^ | 9 July, 2013 | Savannah Kidd
    CROSSVILLE, AL - A Crossville man's home was broken into Sunday. When a trio tried to break into his camper the next day, they got a little more than they bargained for. According to DeKalb Co. Sheriff Jimmy Harris, a home on County Road 24 was broken into Sunday. The owner was cleaning up from the break-in on Monday when he heard people outside and found three people trying to break into his camper. The owner called the Sheriff's Office, then held the offenders at gunpoint until the authorities arrived.The victim noticed some of his belongings from the first burglary...
  • Pastor Ken Hutcherson To Rev. Al Sharpton: 'Not Again' (EXCELLENT)

    07/09/2013 2:46:35 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/9/13 | Ken Hutcherson
    I was born in Anniston, Alabama, in the 50s and had to fight for my equality most of my life. You see, there were many who thought I should be treated like a second class citizen, drink from a different water fountain, sit in the back of the bus, be counted as three-quarters of a person, go to a different school, eat and sit in the black section of restaurants, use a different bathroom; you know, be separate but equal.
  • Obama is arming a group that executed a 14 year old boy for insulting Islam [Vanity]

    06/13/2013 4:50:02 PM PDT · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 35 replies
    June 13, 2013 | Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
    Just thought I'd call Obama's arming Syrian rebels for what it REALLY is; America training and arming terrorists who've committed atrocities just as bad as those committed against them. When evil fights evil, we should just let them kill each other! There is no 'good guy' in this fight and we should stay OUT of it. Obama is arming Al Qaeda. Why is America doing this, to help spread the Caliphate? To further the reach of Sharia Law?
  • AL:Resident Holds Home Invasion Suspect At Bay With Shotgun

    05/28/2013 6:24:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    northescambia.com ^ | 26 May, 2013 | NA
    A Brewton man held a home invasion suspect at bay with a shotgun early Sunday morning until deputies could arrive and make an arrest. The suspect, identified as 20-year old Glenn Phillips of East Brewton, was allegedly walking along Travis Road about 2 a.m. when came to a house, kicked in the door and entered, according to Escambia County (AL) Chief Deputy Mike Lambert. A dog inside the home cornered Phillips, giving the resident time to retrieve his shotgun and call 911. The victim held Phillips on the floor with the shotgun until deputies arrived and arrested Phillips without incident.
  • Resident stops home invasion; shoots suspect

    05/23/2013 12:36:20 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    dailyhome.com ^ | 16 May, 2013 | Shane Dunaway
    TALLADEGA COUNTY — A man in Talladega received a rude awakening after breaking into his neighbor’s home in the 100 block of Dusty Trail Lane early Thursday morning between 4-4:30 a.m. Jimmy Lee Garrett, a 48-year-old male residing at 116 Dusty Trail Lane, was arrested and charged for second-degree burglary, but not before a catching a bullet in the foot for his troubles. According to Talladega County Sheriff Jimmy Kilgore, a female resident told investigators she woke up and saw Garrett in her kitchen. At that point, she yelled for her husband, who began chasing Garrett throughout their home while...
  • AL:Gov. Robert Bentley signs sweeping gun bill into law (updated)

    05/22/2013 6:17:33 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    al.com ^ | 22 May, 2013 | Paul Gattis
    HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Gov. Robert Bentley said today he has signed into law sweeping gun legislation.Following a luncheon speech today, Bentley reiterated that he backs the Second Amendment that provides the right to bear arms but his enthusiasm for the bill seemed to be tempered."The gun bill, I believe it was OK," he said. "I went ahead and signed it. It was a bill that took a lot of work - the sheriffs and the district attorneys working together. Everybody signed off on it and I signed it."Asked about his seemingly lukewarm thoughts on the bill, Bentley answered, "I think...
  • Alabama: State House Approves Critical Omnibus Firearms Bill, Goes to Governor for his Approval

    05/20/2013 1:46:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 20 May, 2013 | NRA-ILA
    Contact Governor Bentley TODAY and ask him to sign Senate Bill 286 into lawToday, the Alabama House of Representatives accepted the conference committee report for Senate Bill 286 by a 73-28 vote.  This measure now goes to Governor Robert Bentley (R) for his approval.  While not perfect, SB 286 is an important step in the right direction for the law-abiding gun owners in Alabama and residents of other states traveling to and through Alabama.  Therefore, it is critical you contact Governor Bentley TODAY and respectfully ask him to sign Senate Bill 286 into law.Governor Robert Bentley:(334) 242-7100Click here to send...
  • AL:Robbery Suspect Runs Away When Pharmacist Pulls Out His Own Gun

    05/14/2013 6:35:41 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    whnt.com ^ | 13 May, 2013 | Claire Aiello, Dion Hose and Carson Clark
    ATHENS, Ala. (WHNT) – A pharmacist stopped a robbery in Athens on Monday morning by pulling out his own gun on the crook. Around 8 a.m. Noah Jay Davis, 22, walked into Westside Pharmacy, at the corner of Hines Street and Market Street. He handed the clerk a list of drugs he wanted.“He said that he had a list of drugs and he would like for me to look at,” says pharmacist Terrell Milby. “He had questions about them. When he looked at them, the napkin that he had, something written on, he said this is the wrong list. And...
  • Al. lawmakers have yet to settle on changes to gun laws

    05/08/2013 10:30:51 AM PDT · by marktwain
    wltz.com ^ | 8 May, 2013 | AP
    The chambers appear to have agreed to exempt businesses from civil liability related to the use of an employee's gun — a key win for business lobbyists. Lawmakers say they've also agreed to require that sheriffs issue a reason for denying a concealed weapons permit and allow appeals of any denial. And both chambers' leaders say they want to relax restrictions on citizens' carrying weapons openly in Alabama and carrying weapons in their vehicles.
  • Roy Moore making eligibility backers desperate? (Arpaio forgery evidence in AL case)

    04/30/2013 11:11:22 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 39 replies
    WND ^ | April 30, 2013 | Drew Zahn
    The Democratic Party has jumped into a Barack Obama eligibility case before Judge Roy Moore’s Alabama Supreme Court, filing an uninvited brief that even quotes late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel in an effort to see the case dismissed. In a brief of amicus curiae filed last week, the Alabama Democratic Party insists the court is required to dismiss the case. “Stated simply,” the brief reads, “there is absolutely nothing any Alabama court can do to change the reality of President Obama’s election to a second term in office. … No Alabama court has the authority to delve into the legality, conduct...
  • Al:Gun sale nets a total of $98,700 for 3 agencies

    04/17/2013 1:09:18 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    dailyhome.com ^ | 17 April, 2013 | Chris Norwood
    TALLADEGA — Nearly 1,000 guns seized by Talladega police, Talladega County Sheriff’s Office and the Talladega County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force were auctioned off to federally licensed gun dealers Tuesday afternoon. According to Talladega Police Chief Alan Watson, the sale netted a total of $98,700, which will be divided between the three agencies based on who had seized the weapons in question. According to auctioneer Johnny Vetra, 30 to 40 dealers from Alabama, Georgia and Kentucky came to look at the weapons, which ranged from a flint-lock pistol to .50 caliber Desert Eagle pistol that frequently retails for...
  • Alabama Senate passes bill allowing free, lifetime permit to carry pistols in vehicles (updated)

    04/05/2013 4:52:52 PM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    al.com ^ | 4 April, 2013 | Mike Cason
    MONTGOMERY, Alabama --- The Alabama Senate passed a bill today that would allow for free, lifetime permits to carry pistols in vehicles and that would make other changes to state gun laws. The bill passed after hours of debate and a parade of amendments, some of which were approved. It now moves to the House of Representatives. Those who received a permit to carry in their vehicles would have to undergo a background check and the permits would be revocable if, for example, the permit holder committed a crime, said Sen. Scott Beason, R-Gardendale, the bill’s sponsor. Under current law,...
  • House Panel to Ask for NSA Spying Probe

    12/09/2008 12:15:10 AM PST · by hamboy · 2 replies · 409+ views
    Privacy Digest ^ | December 9, 2008 | MacRonin
    House Panel to Ask for NSA Spying Probe A congressional panel will ask the National Security Agency's internal watchdog to investigate whether the super-secret spy agency eavesdropped without warrants on a Muslim scholar and later hid that evidence in a 2005 terror prosecution that got him a life sentence.The House Select Intelligence Oversight Panel and the judge overseeing the case want the NSA's inspector general to find out if the government failed to disclose evidence that might have cleared the name of a Northern Virginia spiritual leader Ali al-Timimi, Rep. Rush Holt (D- New Jersey) told the New York Times.That...
  • EXPOSED! Al Jazeera Ignores Foreign Agent Act

    02/17/2013 10:46:16 AM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/13/13 | OccupyBawlStreet·
    Explains how Al Jazeera English is violating U.S. law by not registering as "Foreign Agent"
  • Obama Administration Touts 38 Million Acre Lease Sale, But It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again

    02/10/2013 4:13:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Red State ^ | 2/10/13 | Steve Maley
    This week the Department of the Interior grandly announced plans for its March oil and gas lease sale in the Central Gulf of Mexico, off Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. The announcement might have been more fitting for Groundhog Day. DOI: 38 Million Acres in Gulf of Mexico Up for Grabs To follow through with President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy to expand domestic energy production, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced that the upcoming Central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 227 will offer 38.6 million acres offshore Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama for oil and gas exploration and development. … “The...
  • Clerk scares robber away with her own gun

    02/07/2013 2:03:41 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    gadsdentimes.com ^ | 6 February, 2013 | Staff
    A female clerk at Pump and Go on Forrest Avenue on Saturday scared away a potential robber, according to a news release from the Gadsden Police Department.
  • Pamela Geller at "Investigate Al Jazeera Now" Press Conference

    02/06/2013 10:16:00 AM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/6/13 | Pamela Geller
    "Investigate Al Jazeera Now" Press Conference TUESDAY FEB. 5, 2013 at the NATIONAL PRESS CLUB, WASHINGTON, DC. From the Press Release, "Come hear Cliff Kincaid, president of America's Survival, Inc., call on Congress to investigate the controversial sale of Al Gore's Current TV to "Terror TV" channel Al Jazeera. "While Americans are packing theaters to watch the movie 'Zero Dark Thirty' and celebrate the death of terrorist Osama bin Laden, the former al Qaeda's leader's favorite TV channel is coming to 40-50 million American homes," Kincaid said. "Al Jazeera should be exposed as a homeland security threat that already has...
  • Tawana Brawley served with court order to pay man she accused of rape in 1987

    01/31/2013 8:42:29 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 90 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/31/13 | CHUCK BENNETT
    Infamous hoaxster Tawana Brawley — whose outrageous rape lie 25 years ago inflamed racial tensions nationwide — yesterday was finally slapped with a court order to settle a hefty defamation case against her. “For at least 25 years, she has been living a major lie,” said former Dutchess County prosecutor Steven Pagones, who was falsely accused of raping Brawley in 1987 and finally tracked her down, thanks to The Post. “To me, this has always been about responsibility and accountability,’’ added the former ADA, who won the $190,000 defamation lawsuit against Brawley, 40, now a nurse in Virginia, more than...
  • Fighting 'government tyranny' a growing concern for gun rights advocates

    01/24/2013 9:12:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    wlox.com ^ | 23 January, 2013 | Ray Downs
    MONTGOMERY, AL (RNN) - Gun control opponents at an Alabama rally said their struggle is less about the constitutional right to self-defense than having the ability to join an armed revolt against the United States government. Whether or not the Second Amendment guarantees that right is at the center of the divisive national debate. On Jan. 19, thousands rallied in various state capitals for "Gun Appreciation Day" to speak out against gun control. Political Media, Inc, which coordinated the events, is a Republican-affiliated public relations group based in Washington, D.C. The rallies featured speakers ridiculing gun control as supporters waved...
  • Calera police: Shots fired during home invasion(AL)

    12/22/2012 9:51:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    myfoxal.com ^ | 20 December, 2012 | Melynda Sides
    CALERA, AL (WBRC) - Calera police are investigating a home invasion in which shots were fired Thursday morning. Calera Police Chief Sean Lemley says two armed Hispanic males broke into a home in the 300 block of Pilgreen Drive just before 9 a.m. A Hispanic family of four, including a couple and two children ages 9 years old and four months, were inside at the time of the invasion. Police say the victim was also armed and fired three or four shots during the home invasion. The family is OK and no one was hurt, officials say.
  • Deputies: Tuscaloosa gas station shooting may have been self defense(AL)

    12/16/2012 7:04:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    myfoxal.com ^ | 15 December, 2012 | NA
    Authorities say that a 23-year-old suspected shooter has been questioned and released. Lt. Kip Hart says that investigators have reason to believe the shooting happened in self-defense. Three other suspects in the case have been arrested and charged. Their exact role in the shooting is unclear as the investigation continues.
  • "Shebaab" (Parody Lyrics for "She Bop" by Cyndi Lauper

    12/13/2012 1:40:25 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 2 replies
    12-13-12 | Me
    Well you see us every night on Al Jazeera news With explosive underwear and Al Qaeda shoes Hey we've been springin' a Califate of nations We're blowin' up the Western occupations Al Shebaab, Shebaab Do I wanna blow up in a crowded store? Huh, yea, I want to drive through your embassy's front door Hey, they say six dozen virgins will be mine They say I better die or I'll do time Al, Shebaab, Shebaab She-baab, He-baab, a We-baab I-baab, You-baab, a They-baab We-baab B-B-Q Ka-bab (I will make you understand) She-baab, He-baab, a We-baab I-baab, You-baab, a They-baab...
  • Lawmaker to push bill allowing guns at work

    11/24/2012 7:11:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    cbs42.com ^ | 23 November, 2012 | AP
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama lawmaker is again pushing legislation that would let employees take handguns to work. The Montgomery Advertiser reported Friday that state Sen. Roger Bedford, D-Russellville, said the bill is aimed at increasing personal safety.
  • Prosecutors in Mobile argue immigrant's prior deportation

    11/19/2012 1:31:04 PM PST · by moonshinner_09
    BLOG.AL.COM ^ | November 19, 2012 | Brendan Kirby
    Prosecutors in Mobile argue immigrant's prior deportation warrants jail, but judge says time served. MOBILE, Alabama -– An illegal immigrant from Mexico who admitted to using fraudulently obtained identification to work for a manufacturer in Satsuma received the same time served sentence this morning that three of his co-workers got. Federal prosecutors argued that Jose Angel Cortez-Aguilar deserved somewhat harsher punishment -– three months in jail -– because he was the only one of the four who previously had been deported from the United States. “This individual is not similarly situated,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Bodnar said. But Chief U.S....
  • Burglar runs from home after victim confronts him with gun(AL)

    11/08/2012 9:59:27 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    al.com ^ | 8 November, 2012 | Amethyst Holmes
    HUNTSVILLE, Alabama - Police arrested 21-year-old Dylan Ransom Stanfield after he ran from an attempted burglary around 6:50 p.m. Thursday, according to a report from the Huntsville Police Department. Police said the victim was inside her apartment in the 4000 block of Bonnell Drive when she heard someone try to come through her front door. After going to get her gun, she went inside her living room when the offender kicked the door open and entered the apartment. Police said she confronted the offender and he ran from the apartment. Officers were able to locate Stanfield shortly after running from...