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  • Slain teen Ja'Quares Walker's mom in shock at shooting

    05/03/2012 7:30:57 AM PDT · by JustaDumbBlonde · 249 replies
    The Birmingham (AL) News via al.com ^ | May 2, 2012 | Carol Robinson
    The mother of a 13-year-old boy fatally shot when police say he tried to rob a couple said she is in shock that her son is dead -- and even more so at the circumstances surrounding his death. "I don't want it put out like he was a bad person or a mean person, because he wasn't," Latonya Walker, 38, said Tuesday. "This is not him, not who he was. Anybody that knew Ja'Quares knows that." Birmingham police said Ja'Quares Cortez Walker was in a car that pulled into the parking lot of the gated Skyview Condominiums at 407 Skyview...
  • Man charged with making terroristic threats following standoff

    05/01/2012 11:15:17 AM PDT · by Jemian · 10 replies
    WSFA TV ^ | May 1, 2012 | Toygar Ayla
    Auburn authorities have released the name of the suspect who held up officers in a 10-hour standoff. Investigators say 24-year-old Ahmed Sherif Elbagdadi was arrested and charged with reckless endangerment, discharging a firearm within city limits and making terroristic threats. The standoff began after Auburn police received a call for shots fired just before 7:00 Monday evening. A passing motorist reported hearing a gunshot and seeing a man pointing a gun toward the street near the area of East University Drive and East Glenn Avenue. When officers arrived on the scene, they heard a gunshot from a home in the...
  • Trayvon Martin and the End of Things (Hurl Thou Wilt)

    04/27/2012 7:04:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Esquire ^ | April 27, 2012 | Charles P. Pierce
    Dr. Mortimer looked strangely at us for an instant, and his voice sank almost to a whisper as he answered: "Mr. Holmes, they were the footprints of a gigantic hound!" —Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Hound of the Baskervilles The odds of convicting George Zimmerman on any charges stemming from the killing of Trayvon Martin for the crime of being in a neighborhood where Zimmerman thought he didn't belong were always pretty damned long. The local cops screwed the pooch on the case almost from jump. The Florida law under which Zimmerman has sought protection is bizarre and contradictory and...
  • Arrest made in Matthew Owens case

    04/25/2012 12:24:20 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies
    fox10tv.com ^ | April 25, 2012
    MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - The Mobile County District Attorney's Office says Mobile police have made an arrest in the beating of Matthew Owens. Authorities say the suspect is 44-year-old Terry Rawls. They say he is charged with first degree assault. Police say Owens was beaten severely with bats, bricks and a paint can. The attack happened on Saturday, April 21 in the evening on Delmar Drive in Mobile. Cpl. Chris Levy with Mobile police said their investigation shows the incident stems from an ongoing dispute between the Owens and Rawls. Police also wanted to release that no one has confirmed...
  • Man Beaten By Mob, In Critical Condition (one of them said "Now thats justice for Trayvon.")

    04/23/2012 5:33:25 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 245 replies
    wkrg.com ^ | April 23, 2012 | WKRG Staff
    MOBILE, Alabama -- Mobile police need your help to catch a mob that beat Matthew Owens so badly that he's in critical condition. According to police, Owens fussed at some kids playing basketball in the middle of Delmar Drive about 8:30 Saturday night. They say the kids left and a group of adults returned, armed with everything but the kitchen sink. Police tell News 5 the suspects used chairs, pipes and paint cans to beat Owens. Owens' sister, Ashley Parker, saw the attack. "It was the scariest thing I have ever witnessed." Parker says 20 people, all African American, attacked...
  • It’s Not ‘Walking While White,’ It’s the Rodney King Syndrome (Moonbat spins Alabama mob beating)

    04/24/2012 7:59:04 PM PDT · by Qbert · 41 replies
    Taylor Marsh.com ^ | April 24th, 2012 | Taylor Marsh
    “Justice for Trayvon” mob beatings are now a rising cause for the right, with a horrific crime leaving one man in critical condition. Elevating “walking while white” is the most absurdly tortured false equivalency someone can hoist as an answer to George Zimmerman killing Trayvon Martin. But that’s what Erick Erickson was happy to legitimize when he drew attention to this post via Twitter.And this is the third racially-motivated attack in which the attackers explicitly cited “Justice for Trayvon” as a motivation or excuse for the brutal attacks. 1. The Baltimore Beating. This was the videotaped gang attack on a...
  • Petition demands justice for white man allegedly beaten in Trayvon Martin's name

    04/24/2012 8:24:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Examiner ^ | April 24, 2012 | Joe Newby
    A petition posted earlier this week at change.org demands justice and equal treatment for Matthew Owens, a Mobile, Alabama man who was brutally beaten by a mob late Saturday night. Earlier Tuesday, we reported that Owens was beaten after he "fussed" over kids playing basketball in the road. According to Ashley Parker, Owen's sister, one of the attackers said “[n]ow that's justice for Trayvon.” Fox News reported Tuesday that the case is not being investigated as a hate crime, despite the alleged reference to Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old who was shot and killed in February, and the racial makeup of...
  • 40 year old man beaten in street

    04/23/2012 5:33:06 PM PDT · by imskylark · 39 replies
    Fox10tv ^ | Apr. 23, 2012 | Chasity Byrd
    MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Police said attack leaves a man in critical condition, and police investigating possible arrests. It happened Saturday night, and allegedly started with kids playing basketball. "What we initially have been able to tell from the investigation is that our victim was fussing at some kids for playing basketball on the street. What we believe happened is the kids left and told someone that he was fussing about them playing basketball," said Cpl. Chris Levy with Mobile Police. That's when police said an unknown number of people came back and attacked Owens on the front porch of...
  • 'That's justice for Trayvon': Angry mob beats man for telling them to stop playing basketball...

    04/24/2012 3:30:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | April 24, 2012
    An angry mob of youngsters brutally battered a man who told them to stop playing basketball outside his home - and allegedly then told him 'that's justice for Trayvon'. Matthew Owens was hit with bricks, chairs, pipes and paint cans on his own Mobile, Alabama, front porch by 20 people on Saturday night after complaining about the noise. Owens' sister, Ashley Parker, claimed the group attacking her white brother were all African-American as she told wkrg.com: 'It was the scariest thing I have ever witnessed.' And she alleged that, as they walked away leaving him badly bruised and bleeding on...
  • Mobile Police on mob attack: no corroboration yet on allegation of racial motive

    04/24/2012 11:01:03 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 48 replies
    Alabama Live ^ | April 24, 2012 | Robert McClendon
    MOBILE, Alabama -- Mobile Police Chief Micheal T. Williams said this morning that investigators have not yet corroborated allegations that a Saturday mob attack on a white man by a group of black men was racially motivated. The sister of the alleged victim, Matthew Owens, told WKRG that she heard one of the attackers say, "Now, that's justice for Trayvon," as he walked away. Williams said that investigators have interviewed the sister, Ashley Parker, and the victim, and that neither mentioned attackers saying anything about "justice for Trayvon." Trayvon Martin was the unarmed teenager police say was shot and killed...
  • (White) Man Beaten By (Black) Mob, In Critical Condition

    04/24/2012 5:27:36 AM PDT · by Frenetic74 · 140 replies
    WKRG.com News 5 ^ | April 23, 2012 | WKRG Staff
    20 people, all African American, attacked her brother on the front porch of his home, using "brass buckles, paint cans and anything they could get their hands on." One of them said "Now thats justice for Trayvon."
  • Power is top prize in Arizona immigration battle

    04/22/2012 7:15:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 22, 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    Voters back state over fedsThe Supreme Court’s health care showdown last month was all about Constitution theory and prerogatives. Wednesday’s arguments between Arizona and the Obama administration over the state’s tough immigration law looks to be all about power. Arizona argues that the federal government has failed to enforce its laws on the books and says states should be free to enforce their own laws as long as they complement the national goals. Obama attorneys say the Constitution gives power over immigration to the federal government, and there can be no infringement. The electorate is clearly on the side of...
  • Fumble leaves Alabama with a shattered BCS trophy

    04/16/2012 6:05:33 PM PDT · by SmithL · 36 replies
    The crystal football Alabama won for beating LSU in the BCS championship game in January was shattered on A-Day when it was accidentally knocked off a display by the father of a current player.
  • CD Review: 'Boys & Girls,' Alabama Shakes

    04/16/2012 4:13:02 PM PDT · by chasio649 · 3 replies
    www.presstelegram.com ^ | 4/14/12 | Sam Gnerre
    Fans of soul music revivalists such as Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings will want to check out this debut album by Alabama Shakes. This Athens, Ala., quartet hones its soulful rock even further back to basics than most similar modern performers, all the way down to the barest organic essentials. "Boys & Girls" contains no blaring horns, orchestrations or electronic tricks, just Heath Fogg's prominent guitar riffs, an airtight rhythm section, Brittany Howard's vocal pyrotechnics and an abiding love of the Stax/Volt Memphis sound of the 1960s. "Hold On" showcases the band's strengths, using its small-combo punch to full...
  • 74 Democrats Join J Street in Urging Concessions

    04/15/2012 12:38:04 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    inn ^ | 4/15/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld
    Democrats in House of Reps. joined J Street in supporting Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions Seventy-four Democrats in the House of Representatives have joined the dovish J Street organization in supporting the Obama administration's attempt to force Israel into making painful concessions to the Palestinian Authority. “In our view, support for a two-state resolution is inseparable from such support for Israel, its special relationship with the United States, and its very survival as a democratic homeland for the Jewish people,” the letter said. Seven Jewish members signed the letter, including Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.), John...
  • Bama Football Star Shows Different Side

    04/13/2012 3:55:43 AM PDT · by Bryan24 · 5 replies
    On the surface, 17-year old Courtney Alvis looks like your everyday teenager. She's Two days shy of her senior prom and testing a new do at the salon. But getting to this point hasn't been easy, "I have heard of leukemia but I wanted to make sure that was cancer. So I was like are you telling me I have cancer and he was like it could be cancer," she said.
  • Birmingham abortion clinic agrees to close doors (Alabama)

    04/07/2012 6:16:05 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 8 replies
    Sun Herald ^ | April 7, 2012 | AP
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- A Birmingham abortion clinic has agreed to relinquish its license by May 18 after an Alabama Department of Public Health investigation found violations of state rules. State health officials said Friday the New Woman All Women Health Care Clinic in Birmingham voluntarily agreed to close. The clinic was found in a more than 70-page report to have violated numerous rules, including making errors in delivering medication to patients and failing to ensure that staff was properly trained to provide safe patient care.
  • Alabama Supreme Court: Serious Questions About Authenticity of Obama's Birth Certificates

    03/29/2012 8:49:07 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 90 replies
    BirtherReport.com ^ | Unattributed
    Alabama Supreme Court Justice Notes Evidence Presented Raises Serious Questions to Authenticity of Both Obama's Birth Certificates. Sheriff Joe Arpaio's and Mara Zebest's reports were included in the Petition submitted to the Alabama Supreme Court. Alabama Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker noted in the Order to Strike Hugh McInnish's Petition for Writ of Mandamus: "Mclnnish has attached certain documentation to his mandamus petition, which, if presented to the appropriate forum as part of a proper evidentiary presentation, would raise serious questions about the authenticity of both the "short form" and the "long form" birth certificates of President Barack Hussein Obama...
  • Food Stamp Friday @ The Rose Supper Club, Montgomery AL

    03/29/2012 1:32:55 PM PDT · by TankerKC · 5 replies
    The Main Board ^ | Mar 29 2012 | The Main Board
    I'm told that this is no joke.
  • Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan to speak at Alabama A&M University

    03/27/2012 11:15:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Louis Farrakhan, the controversial leader of the Nation of Islam, has accepted an invitation from a coalition of student groups to speak at Alabama A&M University on April 10, The Times' news partner, WHNT News 19, reports. The Alabama A&M Poetry Club and the Alabama A&M Democrats were two of the student groups who invited Farrakhan to speak, according to WHNT. Poetry club president Kris Taylor told WHNT the Farrakhan appearance, which comes on the heels of anti-Jewish comments by the Nation of Islam leader, is intended to "uplift" and bring "positive energy." "There's going to be...
  • Blogger Vanderboegh Recovering From Surgery

    03/14/2012 1:15:48 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 March, 2012 | David Codrea
    USA --(Ammoland.com)- BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —“Doctors managed to do what the government could not—temporarily silence me,” Sipsey Street Irregulars blogger Mike Vanderboegh told Gun Rights Examiner by phone this morning from the intensive care unit at Trinity Medical Center. The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance blog reported yesterday that Vanderboegh, the first citizen journalist to tie in the connection between Fast and Furious “walked” guns and the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent, and a continual force in breaking new information about the ongoing story, was out of surgery, where a large gastro-intestinal stromal tumor was removed. His...
  • Remembering Proposition 187

    03/16/2012 3:41:30 PM PDT · by Pelham · 17 replies
    The Social Contract Press ^ | Winter 2011-2012 | Edwin S. Rubenstein
    Change is in the air. States from Arizona to Virginia have enacted laws cracking down on illegal immigration. Some target the immigrants; some target their employers. Some rely on local police to do the job; others require that employers use the federal e-Verify system to check the immigration status of employees. Many of these statutes have been challenged in court. Some have been put on hold while others — including an Alabama statute regarded as the most stringent of all — have been endorsed by federal appeals judges. These initiatives share a common goal: enforcement of federal immigration laws, something...
  • NCAA 2012 Brackets

    03/16/2012 11:07:16 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 64 replies · 3+ views
    various | Friday, March 16, 2012 | participants
    This is based on a genealogy table I made. Had a bit more trouble than I should have tracking down the first round results, wth.
  • Callers Respond to Karen Finney's War on Angry, Conservative Working Women

    03/14/2012 2:49:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaubaugh,com ^ | March 14, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We're gonna start Columbia, South Carolina. Naomi, a southern Christian woman who's looked down upon by Washington Democrat women. It's great to have you on the program. CALLER: Thanks, Rush. When I heard those clips that you played I was absolutely furious. I am a white working woman. I am not a racist and I'm not stupid. Those women are doing so much to put us back decades by letting us being victimized, thinking that we can't control our own bodies and we have to have someone else pay for our birth control, that I can't see...
  • The Alabama comeback of the ‘Ten Commandments Judge’

    03/14/2012 3:12:07 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3-14-12 | Alex Pappas
    Now that’s a comeback. Roy Moore, the nationally known “Ten Commandments Judge” and former chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, on Tuesday won the Republican nomination in his state to regain his old seat after being ousted from it in 2003. “The people have spoken,” Moore said, according to the Montgomery Advertister. Moore was forced out of his job about a decade ago after refusing to remove a monument of the Ten Commandments — at the order of a federal judge — that he placed in the state’s judicial building while serving as chief justice. The Associated Press on...
  • Liberals Dismayed that Southern Women Voted for Santorum and that I Still Exist

    03/14/2012 2:19:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 14, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Karen Finney is the Democrat strategerist. She was on MSNBC last night. They were in total shock, total shock. "Santorum won last night! Santorum? Conservative women? How can this happen? " Karen Finney, big-time Democrat strategerist, said it hurt her that women voted for Santorum. FINNEY: (haltingly) Well... This woman vote really hurts me, I gotta say. (snickering) It's a little painful 'cause I'm wondering if those women really heard the full message that: Yes, there is the economy, but if you've gotta worry about your basic health care, how are you then gonna be able to...
  • Bill Maher insults Alabama and Mississippi voters

    03/14/2012 9:37:56 AM PDT · by sandshark222 · 46 replies
    News Busters ^ | Mar 14th, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    HBO's Bill Maher on Tuesday took a disgusting cheap shot at Alabama and Mississippi voters. With all eyes on Republican primaries in those states, Maher sent a message via Twitter saying, "Toothless Tuesday too tight to tally!" This came just days after he and his Real Time panel mocked poor people in Mississippi. Their behavior was even too offensive for Roseanne Barr who tweeted Tuesday, "I was really disheartened to see how Pelosi's daughter& Bill Maher portrayed southern americans-classism at its best by H'wood elitists." Barr followed this up with, "southern folk are not all toothless idiots or racists, unlike...
  • It’s Romney vs. Santorum as GOP race plods ahead, with Puerto Rico up next

    03/14/2012 3:46:38 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 29 replies
    The Washington Compost (Washington Post) ^ | 14 March 2012 | Associated Press
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The plodding Republican presidential nomination fight is grinding forward toward Puerto Rico — and a two-man race, with Rick Santorum ascendant and Mitt Romney vanquished in the Deep South. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, the former Georgia lawmaker whose Southern strategy stalled, was all but relegated to an asterisk in the contest even as he vowed to stay in it. “Now is the time to pull together,” Santorum declared to conservatives in Lafayette, La., after winning Tuesday’s primaries in Alabama and Mississippi, urging the party’s faithful to unite behind him to beat Romney. “We are...
  • After Wins, Santorum Says It's Time 'For Conservatives To Pull Together' [Has "Burst of Momentum"]

    03/13/2012 11:35:26 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 61 replies
    LATimes ^ | March 13, 2012 | Michael Finnegan and John Hoeffel
    After Wins, Santorum Says It's Time 'For Conservatives To Pull Together' By Michael Finnegan and John Hoeffel Los Angeles Times March 13, 2012 — Rick Santorum scored two major victories in his insurgent campaign for the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday, winning the Alabama and Mississippi primaries and dealing a potentially crippling blow to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. With most of the votes tallied, Gingrich was running second in both states, followed closely by Mitt Romney. The twin losses for Gingrich, who devoted a full week to zigzagging across the two states by bus, effectively crushed his effort to resuscitate...
  • Gingrich Denies Splitting GOP Votes

    03/13/2012 9:03:29 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 141 replies · 1+ views
    Obama's SuperPac ABC News ^ | March 13th, 2012 | Newt Video
    Newt Gingrich says, "Between us, Santorum and I are stopping Romney."
  • I was DEAD WRONG last Night

    03/13/2012 8:23:39 PM PDT · by publius321 · 32 replies
    Scott Ryan
    I was dead wrong last night in a post that I wrote here at freerepublic last night titled "Split" the convention - DON'T Split the Vote in the South! Romney is counting on it. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/2858265/posts?page=1 - and I have never been more pleased to be wrong. The lesson to me is that GOD is in control and He speaks to the hearts of man. I’m glad more people didn’t listen to me. I encouraged Santorum voters to vote for Newt Gingrich in Alabama and Mississippi because I was concerned that Santorum gaining in the polls would give Romney a chance...
  • Southern sweep: Rick Santorum takes Mississippi and Alabama

    03/13/2012 8:10:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 03/13/2012 | Michael A. Memoli
    <p>Rick Santorum has won the Mississippi GOP presidential primary, according to an Associated Press projection, following his earlier triumph in neighboring Alabama on Tuesday. The dual victories are a major boost to the former Pennsylvania senator's campaign at a time when the primary calendar favors him. He's spending tonight in Louisiana, another deeply conservative state which holds a March 24 primary.</p>
  • Santorum wins Mississippi, Alabama Republican primaries, Fox News projects

    03/13/2012 7:55:59 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 181 replies
    FOX News ^ | 03-13-12 | FOX News
    Rick Santorum is the winner of the Mississippi Republican presidential primary, Fox News projects. ORIGINAL STORY ... Rick Santorum has won the Alabama Republican presidential primary, Fox News projects, and is holding onto a narrow lead in Mississippi where the race is still too close to call. The victory in Alabama is a major boost for Santorum, a state in which he was
  • Santorum Wins Alabama, NBC News Projects; Mississippi too Close to Call

    03/13/2012 7:21:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/13/2012 | Chris Moody
    Rick Santorum has won the Republican primary in Alabama, NBC News is projecting with 31 percent of the vote reported. He leads Newt Gingrich in the state by 5 percentage points and Mitt Romney by 6 points. Early returns from urban areas that typically favor Romney, and are often slower to report their results, suggest the former Massachusetts governor cannot pick up enough ground to gain the lead later in the evening.
  • CBS News Projects Santorum will win the Alabama Primary

    03/13/2012 7:22:19 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 35 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News on-line ^ | 13 March 2012 | CBS News
    Santorum is the projected winner in Alabama, gradually increasing a 5% lead, 12,000 vote margin over runner-up Newt Gingrich. Mississippi remains too close to call and is very much a three way race with Santorum still clinging to a narrow lead.
  • Live Election Results From Mississippi

    03/13/2012 5:50:30 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 32 replies · 1+ views
    CBS ^ | 3/13/2012 | ANON
    Republican Results Mar. 13, 2012| Polls Close: 8:00 pm ET County Results » Exit Poll » 7of 1,889Precincts Reporting | ★ = Projected Winner | Delegates = Estimated Delegate Count Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/primary-election-results-2012/state.shtml?state=MS#ixzz1p31az74e
  • March 13 Primary Thread -- Alabama, Mississippi, Hawaii and American Samoa

    03/13/2012 4:33:06 PM PDT · by j.argese · 879 replies
    Vanity | 3-13-2012 | j.argese
    Didn't see a thread
  • Alabama Gov. Bentley endorses Rick Santorum

    03/13/2012 8:36:40 AM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 117 replies
    WaPo ^ | 03-13-12 | Felicia Sonmez
    Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) voted Tuesday morning for Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator’s campaign announced via Twitter. “Honored to learn this morning on @rickandbubba that AL Gov. @GovernorBentley cast his vote for me and joined the fight!” @RickSantorum tweeted, referring to the popular “Rick and Bubba” radio show.
  • ALERT - 9:55pm on CSPAN - Alabama GOP Forum - Santorum, Gingrich COMPARE THEIR SPEECHES HERE

    03/12/2012 6:54:50 PM PDT · by mitchell001 · 68 replies
    March 12, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    They are replaying the Alabama GOP Forum from earlier tonight on CSPAN at 9:55pm. Compare Santorum and Gingrich speeches here. Thanks for your review!
  • Alabama Democrats scrub Bill Maher fundraiser off website

    03/12/2012 3:13:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 8, 2012 | Alex Pappas
    The Alabama Democratic Party has now scrubbed a web page advertising its upcoming fundraiser with HBO’s Bill Maher following an uproar from conservatives about the event because of the comedian’s history of making sexist statements about women. The web address — http://aldemocrats.org/bill-maher — once took visitors to an invitation to the Maher reception in Huntsville on March 17. Now it redirects to the homepage of the Alabama Democratic Party. Bradley Davidson, the executive director of the Alabama Democratic Party, has not returned multiple requests for comment from TheDC about the reception. The scrubbing was first reported by the Alabama blog...
  • CALLS NEEDED NOW! - Rick Santorum

    03/12/2012 2:34:50 PM PDT · by GulfBreeze · 38 replies
    http://www.ricksantorum.com/ ^ | Today | Santorum Staff
    CALLS NEEDED NOW! You are receiving this email because you signed up for Santorum Call from Home   CALLS NEEDED NOW! ALABAMA, MISSISSIPPI, HAWAII PRIMARIES TOMORROW   CallFromHome.RickSantorum.com ALABAMA, MISSISSIPPI, & HAWAII GO TO THE POLLS IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS! With tight races in Alabama, Mississippi and Hawaii tomorrow, every vote will make a difference.  Personal calls from volunteers are one of the most effective ways to reach undecided voters. 20 calls today may be the deciding factor tomorrow. Thank you for being a key part of the grassroots effort to help Rick Santorum become our next president! ...
  • AL Candidates Forum: Live at 6:30pm (ET) on C-SPAN (Santorum and Newt only attending)

    03/12/2012 12:52:16 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 441 replies · 1+ views
    C-Span ^ | March 12, 2012 | Staff
    Birmingham, AL - Monday, March 12, 2012 The Alabama Republican Party hosts a presidential candidate forum with Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum at the Alabama Theatre in Birmingham. AL Candidates Forum: Live at 6:30pm (ET) on C-SPAN. The Alabama Republican Primary is Tuesday, March 13. Fifty Republican delegates are at stake.
  • Projected Delegate Allocation for AL/MS/HI (Pretty Much Guaranteed)

    03/12/2012 11:41:55 AM PDT · by parksstp · 69 replies
    The Green Papers ^ | 03-12-2012 | parksstp
    Regardless of how the final votes come out tomorrow, based on delegate allocation rules, little is going to change between now and tomorrow: Let's start with MS. This is the easiest state to allocate based on the rules. Essentially, if no one gets over 50% and you clear the 15% hurdle, you're going to get delegates. Let's assume for a moment the current polls are correct, with Gingrich 35%, Romney 30%, and Santorum 25% Based on this, virutally all are certain to get a 1-1-1 delegate split in all 4 Congressional Deistricts. Of the remaining 25 delegates, Gingrich would get...
  • Obama’s Muslim, evolution is fake & Rush Limbaugh is great, Republican voters say in poll

    03/12/2012 12:00:48 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 64 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 12, 2012 | Corky Siemaszko
    Voters in Alabama and Mississippi may still be split on which Republican they want in the White House, but they agree on this much — in their minds, President Obama is a Muslim. A stunning 66% of Mississippi respondents to a survey done ahead of Tuesday’s presidential primary have bought into the false notion that Obama worships Allah, Public Policy Polling reported Monday. Some 36% said they weren’t sure. In Alabama, 45% responded in the affirmative when asked the same question and 41% said they weren’t sure, pollsters found. Obama is a Christian. But many conservative Republicans just refuse to...
  • Bill Maher Panel Mocks Rural Mississippi Residents From Snug Hollywood Perch

    03/12/2012 10:57:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Mediaite ^ | March 10, 2012 | Frances Martel
    With Tuesday’s Alabama and Mississippi primaries on the horizon, Bill Maher sent filmmaker Alexandra Pelosi to the heart of Mississippi to interview some prospective voters, and what she found was some scary footage– of voters who feared President Obama was a “Muslim” and promising “the South will rise again.” The panel, including Jon Hamm and Michael Steele, analyzed the situation and, after making a few jokes about the subject’s teeth, argued that education was the only solution to their poverty. With two caveats– that “all these people knew they were going to be on this show and they all think...
  • Too close to call in Alabama and Mississippi (PPP Poll)

    03/12/2012 6:28:18 AM PDT · by deport · 17 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | Mar 12, 2012 | Public Policy Polling
    Too close to call in Alabama and Mississippi Tuesday looks like it's going to be a close election night in both Mississippi and Alabama. In Mississippi Newt Gingrich is holding on to a slight lead with 33% to 31% for Mitt Romney, 27% for Rick Santorum, and 7% for Ron Paul. And Alabama is even closer with Romney at 31% to 30% for Gingrich, 29% for Santorum, and 8% for Paul.Gingrich and Santorum are both more popular than Romney in each of these states. In Mississippi Gingrich's net favorability is +33 (62/29) to +32 for Santorum (60/28) and +10 for...
  • "Mississippi...between Gingrich and Romney with Santorum falling well back"

    03/10/2012 10:20:38 AM PST · by BCrago66 · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 3/10/12 | Public Policy Polling (via Twitter)
    Public Polling Polling is polling both Mississippi & Alabama Saturday (today) and Sunday, and will release the full results sometime tomorrow night. Tweets from within the last hour: 1) "Mississippi looks like it's between Gingrich and Romney with Santorum falling well back" 2)"Alabama looks like a 3 way tie with maybe slight advantage Romney...but it's just the first round of calls"
  • Polls show Southern split (Loving on Newt)

    03/09/2012 9:24:38 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | Christian Heinze - GOP 12
    [SNIP] ALABAMA, Rasmussen poll: 1. Newt Gingrich 30% 2. Rick Santorum 29% 3. Mitt Romney 28% 4. Ron Paul 7% These numbers are much more salubrious for Gingrich than Alabama State University's recent poll. In that survey, Santorum was 23%, Romney was 19%, and Gingrich was 14%. One explanation? Even though the ASU poll was released Wednesday, it was conducted before Super Tuesday, which shook things up a bit. But... that makes things even more curious, since you'd expect Newt to have fallen after his bad Super Tuesday performance and not risen as Rasmussen suggests. MISSISSIPPI, American Research Group poll:...
  • Alabama Democrats scrub Bill Maher fundraiser off website (he makes sexist statements about women?)

    03/08/2012 4:58:55 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/08/12 | Alex Pappas
    Alabama Democrats scrub Bill Maher fundraiser off websiteBy Alex Pappas - The Daily Caller – 7 hrs ago The Alabama Democratic Party has now scrubbed a web page advertising its upcoming fundraiser with HBO’s Bill Maher following an uproar from conservatives about the event because of the comedian’s history of making sexist statements about women. The web address — http://aldemocrats.org/bill-maher — once took visitors to an invitation to the Maher reception in Huntsville on March 17. Now it redirects to the homepage of the Alabama Democratic Party. Bradley Davidson, the executive director of the Alabama Democratic Party, has not returned...
  • Court to rule later on Georgia, Alabama's anti-illegal immigration laws

    03/01/2012 2:10:37 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 3 replies · 5+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | March 1, 2012 | Jeremy Redmon
    A federal appeals court in Atlanta announced Thursday that it would wait until after the U.S. Supreme Court rules on Arizona’s anti-illegal immigration law before it acts on similar statutes in Georgia and Alabama, keeping parts of those measures on hold for months to come.Judge Charles Wilson of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals made the announcement at the start of a three-hour-long hearing on parts of Georgia and Alabama’s laws. As dozens of people loudly protested against those laws outside the downtown courtroom, Wilson said his three-judge panel agreed to wait until the higher court rules because some of...