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  • Alabama man shoots his TV because he's sick of hearing about Caitlyn Jenner

    07/28/2015 12:25:23 AM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 11 replies
    The Daily Dot ^ | 07/17/2015 | Michelle Jaworski
    Caitlyn Jenner is back in the spotlight after she received the Arthur Ashe courage award at the ESPYs Wednesday night, but for one man, it was the last straw. Jenner, who came out as a transgender woman in April, has received plenty of backlash ever since ESPN announced that she would receive the award. Alabama resident Bobby Knight has had enough of her, and he wants to “remove this portion of garbage [from his] life.” Instead of, saying, hiding Jenner’s name from Google search results or avoiding news articles about her, Knight took more drastic action. Since she appeared on...
  • Alabama governor lifts gun free zones at state rest areas

    07/27/2015 9:40:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    guns.com ^ | 7/27/2015 | Chris Eger
    Gov. Robert Bentley late Friday ordered workers to remove “no weapons beyond this point” signs at all state rest areas. The governor’s move came following a back and forth between Alabama Department of Transportation and state lawmakers over the legality of banning guns at rest areas for all those other than law enforcement.
  • Shelby, Sessions warn HHS not to delete Planned Parenthood records ahead of investigation

    07/26/2015 12:28:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Yellow Hammer News ^ | 7/22/15 | Cliff Sims
    WASHINGTON — Alabama’s U.S. Senators Richard Shelby and Jeff Sessions on Wednesday signed a letter to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell urging her agency to cooperate with upcoming investigations into Planned Parenthood and warning DHS not to delete any relevant records. Planned Parenthood annually receives more than $500 million in funding from the federal government, mostly through Medicaid and Department of Health and Human Services grants. The organization is the largest abortion provider in the country, performing over 300,000 abortions every year. It has been thrust into the national spotlight recently as a result of two...
  • 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...
  • ALERT: Do NOT Stop at Rest Areas in This State If You’re Carrying a Gun… You Could Be Arrested (AL)

    07/23/2015 10:41:46 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 80 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | July 23, 2015
    Some disturbingly anti-gun news has recently come out of a typically pro-gun conservative southern state. The Alabama Department of Transportation announced that they are banning the possession and carrying of firearms at rest stops along the state’s interstates and highways. Ignoring the fact that both concealed and open carry are legal in the state, all rest stops will now have a sign reading “no weapons beyond this point.” Although many are questioning whether ALDOT has the legal authority to do this, the department cited Alabama Code Section 25-1-59(c) as giving them the power to “prescribe any reasonable rules and regulations...
  • Ted Cruz tells Alabama Republicans he's the only 'consistent conservative' in 2016

    07/22/2015 10:07:08 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 58 replies
    AL.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | Howard Koplowitz
    In a field that now numbers 16 Republican presidential candidates, Ted Cruz said he'll distinguish himself as the "consistent conservative" in the race, the Texas senator said Tuesday night on a conference call organized by the Alabama Republican Party.Cruz also announced that he'll be visiting Alabama on Aug. 9, with stops in Hoover, Montgomery and Huntsville. He'll be back in the Yellowhammer State on Aug. 25, when he'll be the keynote speaker at the Tuscaloosa County Republican Party's Lincoln-Reagan Dinner. "I'm so looking forward to my visits in Alabama this August," he said.Cruz said unlike his GOP rivals, he's been a leader in...
  • GOP Leader Cracks Door, Slightly, on Voting Rights Act (McCarthy becomes Cantor)

    07/22/2015 7:18:41 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 7/21/15 | Emma Dumain
    Last year, House Democrats saw ex-Majority Leader Eric Cantor as a possible (if ultimately disappointing) ally in the fight to rewrite the Voting Rights Act for the 21st century. On Tuesday, Cantor’s leadership successor, Kevin McCarthy, might have revealed himself as another important potential friend to the effort. The California Republican echoed at a pen-and-pad briefing what fellow GOP lawmakers have said before: Any revision of the landmark 1965 law has to start in the Judiciary Committee — a disappointing answer for advocates who know Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte, R-Va., is disinclined to tackle the matter. But McCarthy later said...
  • Black Republican and Veteran Burns NAACP Card, Run Off Road on the Way Home

    07/20/2015 9:20:20 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 19 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 7/20/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Black Republican and Veteran Burns NAACP Card at Rally – Then Is Run Off the Road on the Way Home (Video) Jim Hoft Jul 20th, 2015 8:08 am arlene barnum Arlene Barnum, Anthony Hervey and others at pro-Confederate rally (Examiner) On Saturday Arlene Barnum, a Vietnam-era veteran, burned her NAACP card at a pro-Confederate rally. Then she was run off the road on the way home. barnum crash A Stuart woman who attended a pro confederate flag rally in Birmingham, Alabama, said on her Facebook page she was subsequently involved in a car accident in Mississippi. Arlene Barnham, of Stuart,...
  • Ted Cruz to deliver keynote address at Lincoln-Reagan Dinner (Alabama)

    07/18/2015 10:14:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Tuscaloosa News ^ | July 18, 2015 | Angel Coker
    In an effort to raise awareness of his presidential campaign among Republicans in Alabama, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, R-Texas, will deliver the keynote address at the Tuscaloosa Republican Party’s Lincoln-Reagan Dinner on Aug. 25. The Lincoln-Reagan Dinner began in 2006 and has featured keynote speakers like Mitt Romney, a former Massachusetts governor and the GOP 2012 nominee, and Karl Rove, a political consultant and policy advisor who served as senior advisor to President George W. Bush. The local Lincoln-Reagan Dinner also serves to recognize Republican leaders in the state. In the past, Gov. Robert Bentley and former U.S. Representative Spencer...
  • Abortion clinic defenders joke about aborted baby, tweeting “Lunch for all”

    07/16/2015 8:42:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | July 16, 2015 | saynsumthn
    Pro-lifers have gathered in Montgomery, Alabama where they are protesting abortion in that city. Also there are groups of abortion supporters who have taken to social media to mock efforts of the anti-abortion folks. The clinic: Reproductive Health Services Their Twitter Page Hangout: Pink House Defenders A few hours ago the pro-choice defenders began tweeting, “where’s Malachi?” Malachi was a 21 week aborted baby boy that was found frozen in a jar with three other little children at an abortion mill in Dallas, Texas, in February 1993. Malachi was buried at the Cemetery of the Innocents in Dallas, Texas, in...
  • Coosa County Republicans will hold conference call with Sen. Ted Cruz (Alabama, July 21st)

    07/16/2015 6:45:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Daily Home ^ | July 16, 2015 | Staff
    The Coosa County Republican Party will play host a conference call with presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, at about 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21. Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan will place the call from the Coosa County E-911 Conference Center at 60 Communications Dr. in Rockford. This event is part of the “Calling Alabama” program by the Alabama Republican Party that provides opportunities each month for participants to hear live conversations with presidential candidates. The Coosa County Republican Party is only the second group to hold one of these events live from its meeting. Tallapoosa County played...
  • Want to See Racism at Work? Meet the Alabama Democratic Party

    07/16/2015 5:37:03 PM PDT · by Micro aggressor · 9 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | July 14, 2015 | Kyle Whitmire
    You should go to an Alabama Democratic Executive Committee meeting, even if you are a Republican. No matter what anyone says, racism is not a thing of the past, and there's no better reminder -- of its existence and of its corruptive, disruptive and self-defeating influence -- than attending an SDEC [State Democratic Executive Committee] meeting. Last week Alabama Democrats gathered in Montgomery to fight the same battle they've been fighting for the last several years. Nationally, Democrats have done a good job of cobbling together many smaller constituencies into majorities, and with them winning the White House.
  • Congresswoman in Tears Over Sale of Aborted Baby Body Parts “These are Babies for God’s Sake”

    07/15/2015 9:56:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 58 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Jul 15, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    Congresswoman Martha Roby of Alabama had just one minute to make her point on the floor of the House of Representatives today but she broke down in tears as she spoke for the millions of Americans who are outraged by the expose’ of Planned Parenthood selling the body parts of aborted babies. “This is one of those moments that — as a nation and as a people — we have to ask ourselves, ‘Who are we? Are we really going to tolerate this inhumanity?'” she asked, holding back tears. “Are we going to look the other way while babies are...
  • "To Kill a Mockingbird" Author Harper Lee may have written a third novel

    07/13/2015 9:20:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    CNN ^ | 07/13/2015 | Wyatt Massey, Special to CNN
    Two startling revelations about long-hidden work by "To Kill a Mockingbird" author Harper Lee have stunned readers awaiting Tuesday's release of her new book, "Go Set a Watchman." Lee's attorney, Tonja Carter, hinted Monday in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal that the reclusive author may have written a third novel. Carter wrote that she recently examined the contents of a safe-deposit box in Lee's hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, and saw the manuscript for "Watchman" lying "underneath a stack of a significant number of pages of another typed text." "Was it an earlier draft of 'Watchman,' or of 'Mockingbird,'...
  • Death sentence reversed for Carlos Kennedy, convicted of murdering Zoa White

    07/10/2015 4:59:30 PM PDT · by boycott · 8 replies
    AL.com ^ | July 10, 2015 | Casey Toner
    Carlos Edward Kennedy, who was sentenced to death for raping and then beating a 69-year-old grandmother to death with a claw hammer in June 2010, has new life. The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals reversed the sentence of former Mobile County Circuit Court Judge Joseph "Rusty" Johnston on Friday, stating that he overstepped his judicial authority. "Accordingly, the totality of the circumstances in this case indicates that Kennedy knowingly, intelligently, and voluntarily waived his right to counsel and that the circuit court abused its discretion when it revoked Kennedy's right of self-representation and appointed counsel to him," the ruling states....
  • [AL] Wal-Mart refuses to order class ring because of West Morgan's Rebels mascot

    07/10/2015 3:01:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Decatur Daily ^ | 7/9/15 | Briana Harris
    West Morgan High graduate Aaron Browder said he was at a loss for words when he and his mother were turned away from Wal-Mart’s jewelry counter in Decatur and told by an employee his class ring could not be ordered because his high school mascot — the Rebel — is controversial and is a symbol of racism. But it was no joke. Brenda Browder, Aaron Browder’s mother, said the sales associate at the Wal-Mart on Spring Avenue told them the ring could not be ordered with the school’s name or mascot on it. “We didn’t even know how to react,”...
  • Not over? Alabama Supreme Court should reject marriage decision, legal group says

    07/10/2015 1:45:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Christian Examiner ^ | 7/10/15 | Michael Foust
    A prominent legal organization has filed a 36-page brief urging the Alabama Supreme Court to reject the U.S. Supreme Court's same-sex marriage decision, saying the ruling was an "assault" on the rule of law and natural law and that it defied the very words in the Declaration of Independence.Further, the new brief says, there is major precedent in the nation's history for a state court to ignore a U.S. Supreme Court decision when it is "unlawful."The brief was filed by Liberty Counsel, which is headed by an attorney – Mat Staver – who has argued cases before the U.S. Supreme...
  • CONFIRMED: Kenny Stabler Passes Away

    07/09/2015 4:28:54 PM PDT · by boycott · 51 replies
    local15tv.com ^ | July 9 2015
    UPDATE: Kenny Stabler's ex-wife Rose Stabler confirms to Local 15 News that Kenny has passed away at the age of 69. ORIGINAL STORY Tuscaloosa News reported former Alabama star quarterback and Foley native Kenny Stabler's death and has since retracted the story, saying Stabler's death is unconfirmed. Local 15 News also reported this news at 5 p.m. after reaching out to the head of the Kenny Stabler's former foundation. A representative from the foundation tells Local 15 Stabler did die from prostate cancer. We will continue to stay on top of this developing story.
  • Harper Lee Receives Copy of ‘Go Set a Watchman’ as Release Nears

    07/08/2015 9:50:57 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 7, 2015 | By ALEXANDRA ALTER and SERGE F. KOVALESKI
    Nearly 60 years after Harper Lee wrote “Go Set a Watchman,” the novel she hoped would be her literary debut, the 89-year-old author was handed a finished copy of the book at a private lunch in Monroeville, Ala., last week. Despite the manuscript’s long and uncertain journey to publication, Ms. Lee seemed breezily self-assured about the book’s highly anticipated release next week, people who attended said. After her publishers gave her the first copies off the presses of the American and British versions of “Watchman,” Ms. Lee was asked if she ever expected the novel to be published. “Of course...
  • Alabama City Removes Christian Flag From Police Station Following Atheist Complaint

    07/08/2015 9:11:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/08/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    An Alabama city has opted to remove a Christian flag from government property following a complaint from a Wisconsin-based atheist organization. City of Glencoe recently took down a Christian flag which had been put on the grounds of a police department following a letter of complaint sent by the Freedom From Religion Foundation. Tashia Blackerby, spokeswoman for City of Glencoe, told The Christian Post that the FFRF complaint was tied to previous issues the atheist group had with her city. "We received letters from the [FFRF]. First of all, it was on our manger scene. We had a manger scene...
  • Sen. Sessions: City Officials Harboring Illegal Immigrant Felons Could Be Charged With Crime

    07/08/2015 8:16:25 AM PDT · by Kevin in California · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07-08-2015 | Kerry Picket
    Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions told The Daily Caller Tuesday that city officials that defy federal immigration laws could be charged with crime for not informing officials about felons the city is harboring.
  • Sessions Introduces Immigration Enforcement Bill Named For Officers Killed By Illegal

    06/23/2015 10:49:55 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 17 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | June 22, 2015 | Caroline May
    With enforcement of immigration law said to be eroding under the Obama administration, Sen. Jeff Sessions has introduced a new bill to strengthen immigration enforcement. “Congress spends too much time catering to special interests, and not enough time serving the people who sent us here. Advancing this bill would be a dramatic step towards reestablishing the severed trust between the people and their government,” Sessions, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest, said Monday.
  • Sen. Sessions: City Officials Harboring Illegal Felons Could Be Charged (stop federal monies now)

    07/08/2015 6:52:50 AM PDT · by Liz · 40 replies
    DAILYCALLER.COM ^ | 7/7/15 | Kerry Picket
    Sen. Jeff Sessions (Rep-Ala) told The Daily Caller Tuesday that city officials that defy federal immigration laws could be charged with crime for not informing officials about felons the city is harboring. Sessions believes it is time for Congress to say that if cities and counties that if they do not cooperate with Congress and federal law enforcement, they should not get federal money from Washington. "To me, it’s just unthinkable — as a US attorney, I had a bunch of cities and every day holds are filed. So many criminals have committed crimes in multiple jurisdictions,” Sessions said. Sessions...
  • Presidential candidate Ted Cruz set for Alabama visit

    07/06/2015 2:29:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | July 6, 2015 | Paul Gattis
    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is coming to Alabama. Cruz, the first-term senator from Texas, will be the keynote speaker at the annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner on Aug. 25 hosted by the Tuscaloosa County Republican Party, chairman Jim Zeanah said. Zeanah said tickets are $100 per plate and sponsorship opportunities are available as well. More than 500 people are expected to attend the dinner, he said. "We don't even have tickets printed yet but it feels like a sellout already," Zeanah said. Zeanah said the Lincoln-Reagan Dinner, in its ninth year, has a history of attracting well-known speakers. Among those was...
  • Teen killed while trying to carjack motorist at Birmingham gas station, police say

    07/02/2015 10:27:30 AM PDT · by Bodleian_Girl · 121 replies
    Birmingham News / AL.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | Carol Robinson
    Authorities today released the identities of three people killed in two separate shootings just hours apart and on opposite ends of town Wednesday night. In the first shooting, 15-year-old Shamar Polk was shot to death at a Pinson Valley Parkway gas station, according to the Jefferson County Coroner's Office. Police said the shooting happened after he and his friends were approaching customers at the Jet Pep with the intention of carjacking a vehiclePhoto: Facebook
  • Mitch McConnell: This decision on gay marriage is the law of the land and there’s not much we can do

    07/01/2015 2:22:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/01/2015 | AllahPundit
    Via Newsmax, skip to 4:20 for the key part. He’s not saying anything here that, say, Marco Rubio hasn’t but the McConnell endorsement surely cinches this among grassroots righties as the official RINO position. (Sorry, Marco!) Meekly submitting to the will of the Court isn’t what warriors do. Which raises the question: What should the GOP, as a party, do to resist?Should they encourage county clerks to refuse to issue marriage licenses to gays? That might work short-term, until other state officials can be found who’ll grant the licenses, but it’s likely to bring a lot of legal grief...
  • Mitch McConnell: GOP out of legislative options to fight gay marriage

    07/01/2015 11:59:35 AM PDT · by ghost of stonewall jackson · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/1/15 | Burgess Everett
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell concedes that there’s little congressional Republicans can do to fight the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of same-sex marriage nationwide, though he predicted a flurry of litigation aimed at protecting “religious liberty” in light of the decision. The Kentucky Republican has been a staunch opponent of same-sex marriage: He was one of just six Senate Republicans to sign an amicus brief urging the high court to reject federal protection of same-sex marriage. And though he reiterated to Kentucky TV station WDRB on Tuesday evening that his position has not changed, he also said there is...
  • Gov. John Kasich on Gay Marriage: ‘The Court Has Ruled, and It’s Time to Move On’

    06/29/2015 8:30:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 06/29/2015 | by Josh Feldman
    Lots of Republican candidates are really up in arms about the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling, and some are trying to fight back strongly against it. Mike Huckabee said states should outright reject it, while Ted Cruz proposed Supreme Court elections to push back against “judicial tyranny.” But on Face the Nation today, likely GOP candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich told John Dickerson, “I believe in traditional marriage, but the Supreme Court has ruled, it’s the law of the land, and we’ll abide by it.” He implored people to just “take a deep breath,” and said there are plenty...
  • McConnell:Gay Marriage Is 'Law of the Land' for Congress, Too'says there's not much Congress can do'

    07/01/2015 10:09:32 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 131 replies
    newsmax ^ | 7/1/15 | c coren
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says there's not much Congress can do in the wake of the ruling by the Supreme Court legalizing gay marriage. In an interview Tuesday night on Kentucky television station WDRB, McConnell restated that he still holds to the traditional view of marriage. "I’ve always felt that marriage is between one man and one woman and the Supreme Court has held otherwise. That’s the law of the land," the Kentucky Republican said. When he was asked if there is anything Congress can do, he answered: "I don’t think so. I think the courts have pretty well...
  • Sen. Jeff Sessions says Alabama must 'ultimately follow the law' on same-sex ruling

    07/01/2015 8:45:25 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 47 replies
    AL.com ^ | 07/01/2015 | Mike Cason
    Sen. Jeff Sessions said today that Alabama will "ultimately have to follow the law" on the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, even though he strongly disagrees with it. Sessions was asked about the resistance by some judicial officials in Alabama to granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples after the court's 5-4 ruling that state bans on gay marriage violate the Constitution. Sessions did not say specifically how officials in Alabama should proceed. "Ultimately they'll have to follow the law," the senator said. "The question of what that means and exactly what that requires them to do, I guess they'll...
  • McConnell: GOP out of legislative options to fight gay marriage

    07/01/2015 7:29:05 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/01/2015 | Burgess Everett
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell concedes that there’s little congressional Republicans can do to fight the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of same-sex marriage nationwide, though he predicted a flurry of litigation aimed at protecting “religious liberty” in light of the decision. The Kentucky Republican has been a staunch opponent of same-sex marriage, one of just six Senate Republicans to sign an amicus brief urging the high court to reject federal protection of same-sex marriage. And though he reiterated to Kentucky TV station WDRB on Tuesday evening that his position has not changed, he also said there is little that...
  • How the Right Hijacked MLK to Fight Gay Marriage

    07/01/2015 2:43:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 1, 2015 | Patricia Murphy
    A number of prominent conservatives seem convinced that Martin Luther King, Jr., would have fought marriage equality. They are probably wrong. In their fight against the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision, leading conservatives have been turning to an unlikely source for inspiration: Martin Luther King’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” (PDF), the collection of notes that King smuggled out of his jail cell during his eight-day detention for protesting the Jim Crow laws that sanctioned discrimination across the South. The letter is one of the most iconic documents from of the Civil Rights era and includes King’s observations on the injustice...
  • Alabama Store Making Their Own Confederate Flags After Supplier Caves to Race Baiters

    06/29/2015 4:10:59 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 38 replies
    On June 26, Alabama Flag & Banner began making Confederate flags in-house, after “a manufacturer decided to no longer supply Confederate flags to [the] business.”
  • Alabama chief justice walks back remarks on same-sex marriage

    06/29/2015 2:14:48 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/29/2015 | Ben Kamisar
    Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore is walking back previous remarks implying that a new court order will delay same-sex marriages in the state for 25 days. Same-sex marriage advocates had argued that the order has no tangible effects thanks to a federal injunction.  In May, a federal judge ruled that the state's same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional and stayed her opinion until the Supreme Court ruled on the issue. Moore initially told the Alabama Media Group that the state court's order Monday for a hearing within 25 days would effectively table Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing...
  • 'Southern Lives Matter': Confederate flag supporters rally in Alabama

    Confederate flags returned to the cradle of the Confederacy on Saturday as hundreds of flag supporters arrived at Alabama's Capitol to protest the removal of four rebel flags from a Confederate monument next to the building where the Confederacy was formed. Standing at the bottom of the Capitol's steps, where 50 years ago Martin Luther King Jr. led a march for civil rights, Tim Steadman said it wasn't right to remove the flags. "Right now, this past week with everything that is going on, I feel very much like the Jews must have felt in the very beginning of the...
  • Even Nathan Bedford Forrest could change: guest opinion

    06/29/2015 9:36:07 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    Alabama ^ | June 29, 2015 | By John W. Davis
    On an incredibly hot day, a cool decision was made by the Governor of Alabama. He took down the Confederate flags flown on our capital grounds in Montgomery. This is a good thing. It is good because now our capital, and so symbolically our State, is more welcoming than before. The Governor took a stand for all the people of Alabama. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Most of the soldiers of days gone by knew about as much about grand politics as soldiers of today. They would be content, I'm certain,to have their time and flag memorialized in a museum, not as a prop...
  • The dozen rebels targeted by GOP leaders

    06/28/2015 1:28:54 PM PDT · by stevie_d_64 · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 27th, 2015 | Scott Wong and Cristina Marcos
    To keep conservative rebels in check, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and his allies have been doling out punishments at an aggressive clip in the 114th Congress. From kicking unruly members off the Rules Committee and GOP whip team to stripping a lawmaker of his subcommittee gavel, leadership has been growing more comfortable with taking retaliatory measures to try to enforce party discipline. But several Tea Party targets haven’t gone quietly. They’ve been fighting back with help from Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan’s conservative House Freedom Caucus, which successfully pressured leaders this week to return a subcommittee gavel to one of their...
  • Alabama Senate Passes Bill to Effectively Nullify All Sides on Marriage

    06/28/2015 4:59:21 AM PDT · by tje · 175 replies
    10th Amendment Center ^ | May 23, 2015 | Shane Trejo
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (May 23, 2015) – This week, the Alabama state Senate passed a bill that would end the practice of licensing marriages in the state, effectively nullifying both major sides of the contentious national debate over government-sanctioned marriage. Introduced by Sen. Greg Albritton (R-Bay Minette), Senate Bill 377 (SB377) would end state issued marriage licenses, while providing marriage contracts as an alternative. It passed through the Alabama state Senate by a 22-3 margin on May 19. “When you invite the state into those matters of personal or religious import, it creates difficulties,” Sen. Albritton said about his bill in...
  • Alabama flag company begins Confederate flag production in-store, over 1,000 sold on first day

    06/27/2015 8:40:18 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    Alabama.com ^ | 06/26/15
    After the manufacturer decided to no longer supply Confederate flags to her business, Alabama Flag and Banner owner Belinda Kennedy decided to take matters into her own hands. Starting early Friday morning, Belinda and the employees at Alabama Flag and Banner began producing Confederate flags in-store using their own materials and equipment. And just as soon as they hit the machines, the orders came pouring in. "I feel like my responsibility to my customers is to fulfill their needs when they want it, and I had customers wanting it and I wasn't going to turn them away as I felt...
  • As (gay) pride soars, Apple adds LGBT featured section to the App Store

    06/27/2015 8:02:40 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 25 replies
    CNet ^ | June 26, 2015 | Anthony Domanico
    Apple has added an LGBT section to its App Store that showcases apps, books, movies, TV shows and podcasts to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall riots. It's Gay Pride in cities worldwide this month, an event sure to get a big boost of excitement following the US Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage nationwide on Friday. And in what some digerati may consider added cause for celebration, Apple has added an LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) section on the App Store that showcases tons of content for the LGBT community. The section, which went live on the App Store...
  • Gay Marriage at the End of a Gun Barrel

    06/27/2015 1:22:59 PM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 8 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 6/26/15 | Steve Berman
    Now that the Supreme Court has decided that same-sex marriage is a Constitutionally-protected right of all citizens, the question that naturally arises is: What happens next? In the 37 states where same-sex marriage is already legal, nothing happens.  Things simply go on as they have. In the 13 states where same-sex marriage is prohibited by state law and constitutional amendment, things are more complicated. Court cases will be filed, or existing cases in the federal court system will be handed down in accordance with the SCOTUS decision--meaning those amendments and laws will be struck down. Then there's the matter of...
  • Alabama Gov. Orders Removal Of All 4 Confederate Flags From State Capitol Grounds

    06/24/2015 10:54:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    News One ^ | 06/24/2015 | Christina Coleman
    All four Confederate flags posted at Alabama state Capitol’s Confederate memorial were removed Wednesday morning following a quiet order from the state’s governor, Robert Bentley (R).The Confederate battle flag was removed from the Capitol around 8:20 a.m. Gov. Bentley, who left the building a short while later, confirmed to inquiring reporters that he ordered the removal of the flags. AL.com reports: Asked his reasons for taking it down and if it included what happened in Charleston last week, the governor said, “Yes, partially this is about that. This is the right thing to do. We are facing some major issues...
  • Ted Cruz coming to Alabama to deliver keynote address at local GOP dinner

    06/19/2015 1:08:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Yellowhammer ^ | June 19, 2015 | Cliff Sims
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — U.S. Senator and Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz (R-Tx.) will deliver the keynote address at an upcoming event hosted by the Tuscaloosa Republican Party, according to Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill. “I am very excited to announce that Ted Cruz will be the keynote speaker at the annual Lincoln-Reagan Dinner at The Zone in Bryant-Denny Stadium on Tuesday, August 25,” Merrill told Yellowhammer. The Tuscaloosa GOP’s Lincoln-Reagan Dinner has become one of Alabama’s most widely-attended political events in recent years, attracting nationally-known speakers including top George W. Bush advisor Karl Rove and former Mississippi Gov. Haley...
  • Loss of Health Care Subsidies Would Impact South More than Anywhere Else

    06/16/2015 4:16:08 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 9 replies
    The Telegraph (Macon) ^ | June 16, 2015 21:23 UTC | Tony Pugh
    WASHINGTON — (...) The U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide whether the subsidies can continue for 6.4 million people in 34 states who use the federal insurance marketplace at HealthCare.gov. (...) More than 4.1 million people, or nearly two out of three who could lose their subsidies in the case this year, live in just 13 Southern states – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. Read more here: http://www.macon.com/2015/06/16/3799971/loss-of-health-care-subsidies.html#storylink=cpy
  • African-American Pro-Life Leaders Say Black Lives Matter, So They’re Protesting Abortion

    06/13/2015 9:43:53 PM PDT · by kathsua · 12 replies
    Life News ^ | Jun 10, 2015 | Christina Marie Bennett
    ‘Bloody Sunday’ is a moment forever etched in the history of the civil rights movement in America. What should have been a peaceful march for the rights of blacks to vote without hindrance became a gruesome scene of police brutality on display. Edmund Pettus Bridge - Selma Alabama State police force marchers to turn around at a March 1965 civil rights protest (Photo: Wikimedia) The images of police battering protestors on Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama gave the world a picture of the high price people would pay for human rights. With the widespread popularity of the Oscar-winning film...
  • CAFTA

    06/13/2015 6:58:07 AM PDT · by TNMOUTH · 132 replies
    6/13/2015 | tnmouth
    Maybe some of you FREEPERS who bash Cruz for supporting TPA and who hold Jeff Sessions up as being a new hero for Americans.... Can you tell me WHY he supported CAFTA? Doesn't CAFTA give back door access to illegal immigration? Doesn't this hurt the American worker? Inquiring minds want to know.
  • Jake Tapper Exasperated by Hillary Spokeswoman TPP Nonanswer Shuffle

    06/12/2015 7:57:12 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 12, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Could you just give me a straight answer? Like a simple yes or no? Please don't try to squirm your way out of it. You still won't answer? Aggghhh! Aggghhh! AGGGGHHHHHHH!!!! One could forgive Jake Tapper if he felt like channeling his inner Sam Kinison on CNN's The Lead today while he was trying to get a simple answer from Hillary Clinton spokeswoman, Karen Finney, on the subject of Hillary's position on the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) trade bill in Congress. Tapper's very visible exasperation with Finney's nonanswers were  completely understandable as she continued her evasive shuffle on the topic all through...
  • Ted Cruz 2016 : TPA Senate Vote Good : TPA is NOT Secret Agrement (TPA & TPP Different) : 2015-06-12

    06/12/2015 5:05:09 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 252 replies
    Texas Supporting Senator Ted Cruz ^ | 2015-06-12 | Toby Marie Walker
    . A Note to Conservatives on Trade Agreements Senator Cruz entirely understands the widespread suspicion of the President. Nobody has been more vocal in pointing out the President’s lawlessness or more passionate about fighting his usurpation of congressional authority. Senator Cruz would not and will not give President Obama one more inch of unrestricted power. There have been a lot of questions and concerns about 2the ongoing Pacific trade negotiations. Many of those concerns, fueled by the media, stem from confusion about Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Let’s unpack the issues one by one. What...
  • Scott Walker Pushes Obamatrade On Eve Of Vote

    06/12/2015 12:50:18 AM PDT · by z taxman · 94 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/11/15 | Matthew Boyle
    Washington, DC1031 Despite staying largely silent on the issue—he’s quietly supported it for weeks, but hasn’t said anything at all in quite a long time—Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker crossed most conservatives by coming out in support of Obamatrade on Thursday evening in an interview with Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin. Walker, Bloomberg’s Halperin and John McCormick wrote, “expressed agreement with President Barack Obama on the pressing issue of fast-track trade legislation.” “Walker said he supports giving Obama the authority to submit trade agreements to Congress for an expedited, up-or-down vote without amendments,” they wrote, before quoting Walker himself. “If we don’t go...
  • Ted Cruz 2016 : Demands TPP Public Disclosure -- REFUSES Obama-Boehner-Ryan Secret TPP Treason !

    06/13/2015 3:29:58 AM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 139 replies
    Kuhner Radio Report ^ | 2015-06-13 | Patton@Bastogne
    . CLICK This LINK to HEAR the Entire Kuhner Radio Interview A Note to Conservatives on Trade Agreements Senator Cruz entirely understands the widespread suspicion of the President. Nobody has been more vocal in pointing out the President’s lawlessness or more passionate about fighting his usurpation of congressional authority. Senator Cruz would not and will not give President Obama one more inch of unrestricted power. There have been a lot of questions and concerns about 2the ongoing Pacific trade negotiations. Many of those concerns, fueled by the media, stem from confusion about Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and the proposed Trans-Pacific...