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  • See the latest piece of NASA hardware built in New Orleans

    02/23/2018 5:42:55 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    NOLA.com ^ | Jenifer Larino
    Workers at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans East on Thursday (Feb. 22) rolled out the latest piece of hardware for the nation's new deep-space rocket. Watch the video above to see the piece being shipped out. The piece, a structural test version of the intertank that will eventually be housed in NASA's Space Launch System, was loaded Thursday morning onto the agency's Pegasus barge. The barge, first used during the Space Shuttle program, will carry the intertank to the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama for testing. Michoud Assembly Facility on Thursday Feb. 22, 2018 rolled out the...
  • Why California Should Be More Like Alabama — Seriously

    02/18/2018 10:59:48 PM PST · by blam · 42 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | 2-19-2018 | Tom Manzo
    Alabama beats California — and no, I’m not talking about college football. Many Californians would bristle at the notion of being bested by Alabama. But employers aren’t so picky: Toyota and Mazda announced recently they’ll invest north of $1.6 billion dollars to build a new factory and create over 4,000 good-paying jobs in Limestone County, Alabama. This only increases the state’s vehicle production: In 2016, Alabama assembled over one million vehicles employing over 40,000 employees. Fifteen states were competing for the Toyota-Mazda joint venture; California was not even on the bench. Perhaps Toyota remembers its experience with GM at New...
  • Charles Barkley plans to bring more black plumbers, electricians to Alabama

    02/18/2018 10:05:55 AM PST · by boycott · 89 replies
    AL.com ^ | 2-18-2018 | Paul Gattis
    NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley has never been shy about discussing social issues or concerns within the black community. And during an interview with ESPN, Barkley talked about efforts he is making to improve life for some in the black community. The comments came on the heels of opinions shared by NBA superstars LeBron James and Kevin Durant. James said that Trump "doesn't give a f--- about the people" while Durant said, "And I feel like our team, as a country, is not run by a great coach." Barkley also chimed in on Trump in the ESPN interview. "I'm...
  • 'Forgive us, because we sold them,' says African ambassador on possible slave ship find

    02/18/2018 9:19:39 AM PST · by boycott · 61 replies
    AL.com ^ | 2-18-18 | Ben Raines
    "I am just begging them to forgive us, because we sold them. Our forefathers sold their brothers and sisters. I am not the person to talk to them. No! May their souls rest in peace, perfect peace. They should forgive us. They should," Posset said, wiping tears from his cheeks. "Qualified people will come and talk to them in due time. I feel so sad."
  • Senate Committee Votes to End Civil Asset Forfeiture by Police

    02/17/2018 11:05:40 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Alabama Today ^ | FEBRUARY 16, 2018 | Elizabeth Lauten
    Courts in 14 Alabama counties awarded $2.2 million to law enforcement agencies through civil asset forfeiture actions filed in 2015 – a practice some Alabama lawmakers is hoping to end. Civil asset forfeiture essentially allows law enforcement take and keep property even if its owner isn’t convicted of a crime. On Wednesday, the Alabama Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill to change the civil asset forfeiture process in hopes of protecting the property and due process rights of Alabamians. Under current state law, law enforcement agencies can seize property on the mere suspicion that it was either involved in a...
  • Trump Admin Announces Largest Oil And Gas Lease Sale In U.S. History

    02/16/2018 8:28:46 PM PST · by Rabin · 28 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | Oct 24, 2017 | Zainab Calcuttawala -Scott Angelle
    The U.S. Department of the Interior will offer offshore Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida for oil and gas exploration and development //snipp// This will be the largest such lease sale in the country's history, it will include almost 77 million acres of federal waters in the Gulf. The lease sale will be live streamed online from New Orleans.
  • Alabama House Passes Broadened ‘Stand Your Ground’ After Florida School Shooting

    02/16/2018 3:58:15 PM PST · by blam · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2-16-2018
    The Alabama House of Representatives voted 40-16 to expand “Stand Your Ground” the day after the Florida school shooting occurred. The vote was to broaden the statute to allow defense of life in churches. It was presented as part of an overarching goal of removing weak spots in current law so that citizens can defend themselves when an attacker strikes. The Seattle Times quoted state Rep. Lynn Greer (R-Rogersville), saying, “You got nuts everywhere just like you had in the high school in Florida yesterday. Occasionally, they show up in a church.” Democrats opposed the vote to expand Stand Your...
  • Don't Gut Civil Asset Forfeiture

    02/13/2018 10:09:35 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 84 replies
    al.com ^ | February 12, 2018 | Brian McVeigh, Dave Sutton
    By Brian McVeigh, Calhoun County District Attorney and president of the Alabama District Attorneys Association; and Dave Sutton, Sheriff of Coffee County and president of the Alabama Sheriffs AssociationThe Alabama Legislature is considering legislation that would change the way civil asset forfeitures are handled in Alabama. While well-meaning, some of the proposed changes would essentially gut what is an effective crime-fighting tool while making it easier for drug dealers and other criminals to hang on to their ill-gotten gains. The result would be more crime. Unfortunately, several special interest groups have pushed a narrative that law enforcement - police, sheriffs...
  • New Book Shows Ted Kennedy Was a Kremlin Stooge

    12/02/2006 10:19:34 AM PST · by John Semmens · 14 replies · 383+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 1 Dec 2006 | John Semmens
    Professor Paul Kengor, quoting from a top-secret KGB report about Soviet contacts with Senator Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.), in his new book “The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism,” reveals that Kennedy offered to work with the Soviets to take some joint measures against the militaristic policies of Ronald Reagan in the interest of world peace. Kennedy justified his actions as the continuation of “the mandate the American people have given my family to carry out policies in the best interest of the United States and the world.” “My brother Jack didn’t get to finish what he started,” Kennedy...
  • Diary bombshell: RFK’s secret slams against Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and Gov. Cuomo

    09/09/2013 12:31:35 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    NY POST ^ | September 9, 2013 | 4:04am | By Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein
    The Post exclusively reported Sunday how Robert F. Kennedy Jr. grappled with what he called his “lust demons” and kept a scorecard of more than two dozen conquests in a secret diary. Below are more sensational details from the journal, in which RFK Jr., a member of the political elite, bashes everyone from then-brother-in-law Andrew Cuomo to the Rev. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. [SNIP] The Revs. Jackson and Sharpton “give me the creeps,” Kennedy writes in a July 5 entry. “Al Sharpton has done more damage to the black cause than [segregationist Alabama Gov.] George Wallace. He has suffocated...
  • Right revolts on budget deal

    02/08/2018 5:03:50 AM PST · by Eric Pode of Croydon · 37 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7 FEb 2018 | Scott Wong and Melanie Zanona
    House conservatives on Wednesday revolted against a massive bipartisan deal to raise the debt ceiling and bust spending caps, complaining that the GOP could no longer lay claim to being the party of fiscal responsibility. “I’m not only a ‘no.’ I’m a ‘hell no,’ ” quipped Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), one of many members of the Tea Party-aligned Freedom Caucus who left a closed-door meeting of Republicans saying they would vote against the deal. It’s a “Christmas tree on steroids,” lamented one of the Freedom Caucus leaders, Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.). “This spending proposal is disgusting and reckless — the...
  • Bill applies felony charge to owners of dogs that maim or kill

    01/31/2018 5:03:11 PM PST · by boycott · 26 replies
    AL.com ^ | 1-31-2018 | Mike Carson
    Legislation moving through the Alabama State House would make owners of dogs who injure or kill people subject to felony charges. The bill is named after Emily Colvin, who was attacked and killed by five dogs in front of her home in Section in Jackson County in December. Colvin was 24. Five members of Colvin's family were on hand today when House and Senate committees approved the bill, which is sponsored in the House by Rep. Nathaniel Ledbetter, R-Rainsville. Ledbetter said the attack on Colvin happened a few miles from his home. Sen. Steve Livingston, R-Scottsboro, is the Senate sponsor....
  • Does Shawn Hannity Share Much of the Blame for Defeat of Roy Moore?

    12/13/2017 6:57:43 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 173 replies
    self ^ | 12/13/17 | vannnity
    Shawn Hannity did a number on Judge Roy Moore Senatorial campaign. Candidate Roy Moore allowed himself to be bushwhacked in a telephone interrogation on national television. Hannnity acted as a prosecutor during the interview. How many Democrats when faced with a sexual scandal, encountered a prosecutorial styled interview? I cannot think of any. Do you remember Steve Kroft's interview of the Clinton's, which was later called the "Stand by Your Man" interview because of Hillary's defense of Bill Clinton? They were all soft ball questions with no follow up. I wanted to smash my television! I wanted to smash my...
  • Trent Dilfer Believes (Alabama's) Tua Tagovailoa Will Win The Heisman In 2018

    01/24/2018 9:36:28 AM PST · by blam · 31 replies
    College Spun ^ | 1-11-2018 | Andrew Holleran
    The analyst believes the Alabama quarterback will live up to the hype. Trent Dilfer is ready to make his 2018 Heisman Trophy pick. The former NFL quarterback-turned analyst has seen enough from Alabama freshman Tua Tagovailoa to believe that he’ll win college football’s most-prestigious award next season. Dilfer made his pick during an appearance on The Rich Eisen Show on Wednesday. “I think he’ll win the Heisman next year,” Dilfer said, per 247Sports’ Brad Crawford. “Everyone’s going to say, ‘That’s hyperbole. Dilfer raving about an Elite 11 kid.’ I got a bunch of Elite 11 kids. Jake Fromm was an...
  • Alabama residents hold candlelight vigil for Taco Bell that burned down

    01/23/2018 3:19:19 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 21 replies
    WJBK ^ | January 23, 2018 | Staff
    Residents of Montgomery, Alabama said goodbye to a beloved landmark They gathered for a vigil to share their memories of a Taco Bell that is no more. The restaurant burned down last week. Frequent customers took to Facebook saying they were going to have a candlelight vigil to "Stand together in the loss of our beloved Taco Bell."
  • Vanity - John McCain - Absent from Senate voting.

    01/22/2018 7:20:17 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 60 replies
    Republican Senator, John McCain is now on long term sick leave (is dying) and cannot represent the citizens & voters of the state of Alabama, because under Senate rules he has to be present in the Senate to cast a valid vote. One would think that McCain would have the decency, dedication, loyalty and conscience to gracefully resign and let an able person represent the voters & citizens of Arizona. But...McCain has no such will or focus within him...."SAD"!!! The Majority Leaders of the Senate, Mitch McConnell and/or, the Governor of Arizona should force McCain to resign, immediately and then...
  • President Donald J. Trump: Year One In Review

    01/21/2018 6:01:54 AM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Self ^ | 1/20/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "Make America Great Again" is a slogan to be sure, but it also has truth inside of it. It was 1914 when Great Britain made a fateful decision to enter the First World War, a war that would cost the nation lives and limbs, but would also cost treasure. So much treasure that by the end of the war the mighty British Empire was borrowing money from the United States. This was the beginning of that nation's decline as a world power, a beginning of what some like journalist and writer Peter Hitchens see as the process of the United...
  • Alabama Constitutional Carry on the Move

    01/20/2018 5:54:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 17 January, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Constitutional Carry is on the move in Alabama. Senate Bill 3 would eliminate the need for a carry permit for law-abiding adults.From dothanfirst.com: Senate bill 3, sponsored by senator Gerald Allen, would repeal the permit requirement for the carrying of firearms.It would allow any law-abiding adult who can legally possess a firearm to carry a handgun for self-defense in Alabama without having to first obtain a permit to do so. The NRA-ILA confirms the essence of the bill. It does not eliminate the shall issue permit system that is now in place. Alabamians would still be able to obtain permits...
  • Belichick and Saban: The Stories Behind Football’s Most Powerful Friendship

    01/19/2018 10:09:57 AM PST · by OneVike · 13 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 1/18/18 | JENNY VRENTAS
    This is a must read for both college and pro football fans. The best NFL coach of this generation has been friends for more than 30 years with the best college football coach, a fact that is remarkable but not entirely surprising. This is the story of a friendship that has made a lasting impact on the sport. They agreed to meet in West Point, N.Y., at a little hotel with a name neither can remember. For two men with deep connections to Navy, the locale was a surprising choice. All the better. This was in the late 1980s,...
  • Federal Judge Upholds Alabama Voter ID Law

    01/17/2018 2:28:37 PM PST · by FreedomPoster · 38 replies
    Southern Political Report ^ | Jan 17, 2018 | Hans von Spakovsky
    A federal judge in Alabama has thrown out a lawsuit against the state’s voter ID law, finding that the law doesn’t prevent anyone from voting because “nearly the entire population of registered voters in Alabama already possess a photo ID that can be used for voting.” For those who don’t, obtaining a qualifying ID can be done “with little to no effort and no cost.” In 2011, the Alabama legislature passed a photo ID requirement for both in-person and absentee voting. The law was enacted in an effort to strengthen voter confidence and to reduce the potential for voter fraud...