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  • GOP Rep. CONDEMNS Intolerable Insult

    11/22/2019 10:46:56 AM PST · by T Ruth · 20 replies
    One Republican lawmaker in Alabama is taking a stand and calling for the censure of a Democrat that used disgraceful slurs to attack Donald Trump Jr. Republican Rep. Arnold Mooney encourage the state House to censure Rep. John Rogers after the Democrat claimed that Trump Jr. was “evidently retarded.” That wasn’t all as Rogers also suggested that Trump Jr. should have been aborted. Mooney condemned the insults saying that Rogers had brought “shame” on the state with his despicable attack. Surprisingly, Mooney was gaveled down as House Speaker Mac McCutcheon stated that there was “no call for this.”
  • State Rep. John ‘Kill Them Now’ Rogers announces bid for Senate, offers more hot takes on abortion

    05/08/2019 1:40:10 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 8 replies
    twitchy ^ | 5/7/19 | Brett T
    As Twitchy reported, we hadn’t before heard of Alabama State Rep. John Rogers until video surfaced of him arguing against proposed pro-life legislation, in which he argued that in the case of unwanted kids, “you kill them now or you kill them later. You bring them in the world unwanted, unloved, you send them to the electric chair.” If only there were even a third option for “unwanted” children besides abortion or execution, but we can’t think of one. Rogers, having gained some fame from his “kill them now” speech, doubled down and started preaching eugenics, telling the local news...
  • Sarah Palin: ‘Proof that Evil’s Overtaken Some Human Beings’

    05/04/2019 4:36:13 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 6 replies
    Brietbart ^ | May 1, 2019 | Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin
    Former Republican Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin reacted Thursday to vile abortion comments made by Democratic Alabama State Rep. John Rogers earlier this week, saying they are “proof that evil’s overtaken some human beings.”
  • Sarah Palin: Alabama Lawmaker’s Comments on Abortion ‘Proof that Evil’s Overtaken(tr)

    05/03/2019 6:08:31 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3 May 2019 | Kyle Morris
    Former Republican Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin reacted Thursday to vile abortion comments made by Democratic Alabama State Rep. John Rogers earlier this week, saying they are “proof that evil’s overtaken some human beings.” “[It is] proof that evil’s overtaken some human beings. It’s shocking that these people would be elected to lead,” Palin exclusively told Breitbart News. “I really don’t want to live in a world like this; do others agree with me or am I just really out of touch with what passes as ‘leadership’ today?” While debating a bill that would ban most abortions in the state of...
  • Democratic State Rep. Makes Horrifying Pro-Abortion Comment ("Kill them now, or kill them later")

    05/02/2019 10:30:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/02/2019 | By ALEXANDRA DESANCTIS
    During a debate in the Alabama House of Representatives over a proposed abortion ban, one Democratic representative made an astonishing remark about why he opposed the bill. “It ought to be a woman’s choice,” said Representative John Rogers of Birmingham. “I’m not about to be a man and tell a woman what to do with her body. She has a right to make her decisions herself.” So far, a fairly standard argument in favor of the right to abortion. But Rogers didn’t stop there. “Some kids are unwanted,” he went on. “So you kill them now or you kill them...
  • Alabama Democrat: ‘Some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or you kill them later’

    05/02/2019 9:19:42 AM PDT · by NRx · 37 replies
    WaPo ^ | 05-02-2019 | Katie Metler
    [Full title: Alabama Democrat on abortions: ‘Some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or you kill them later’] … “I’m not about to be the male tell a woman what to do with her body,” he said, repeating a common refrain among abortion-rights advocates. “She has a right to make that decision herself." Then his argument took a turn. “Some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or kill them later,” he said. “You bring them into the world unwanted, unloved, then you send them to the electric chair. So you kill them now or you kill...
  • Alabama Dem attacks Trump Jr. with slur after abortion comments spark outcry

    05/02/2019 11:21:40 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 02 2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    The Democrat from Alabama who sparked outrage with his remarks defending abortion attacked Donald Trump Jr. saying he's "proof" that mothers should have the right to abort their children. State Rep. John Rogers of Birmingham caused an uproar while expressing his opposition to the approved bill that would outlaw all abortions in Alabama with the exemption of women whose pregnancies cause a risk to their health. "Some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or you kill them later. You bring them in the world unwanted, unloved, you send them to the electric chair. So, you kill them now...
  • AL. Dem opposing abortion bill 'Some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or you kill them later'

    05/01/2019 11:15:55 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 01 2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn
    Alabama Dem opposing abortion bill: 'Some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or you kill them later' A Democratic state representative from Alabama is facing fierce backlash over his remarks in opposition to the abortion ban that was approved in his state, saying that "some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or you kill them later." The Republican-controlled House in Alabama overwhelming approved a bill that would make it a felony to perform an abortion at any stage of a pregnancy -- with a sole exemption for women whose health is at risk. The measure passed...
  • Catching Up With Valerie Jarrett

    04/03/2017 8:54:43 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 18 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | April 3, 2017 | Lynn Sweet
    It’s now public on Monday: Jarrett, who has homes in Washington and Chicago, is working with the Chicago-based Obama Foundation in an advisory capacity. The foundation now has a branch office up and running in Washington — in the same building where former President Barack Obama has his official government post-presidential office. Jarrett, I am told from one of her advisers, “will work with President Obama and the foundation leadership, including Chairman Martin Nesbitt and Chief Executive Officer David Simas, to help support the foundation team’s work as it develops the Obama Presidential Center in Jackson Park on the South...
  • Gov. Robert Bentley's Wife Filing for Divorce

    08/29/2015 11:44:12 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 56 replies ^ | 8/29
    Gov. Robert Bentley's wife of 50 years, Dianne, today filed for divorce, saying "their marriage has suffered an irretrievable breakdown," according to court records. The couple, both 72, were married in 1965 and have four children. Alabama's First Lady files for divorce Alabama Governor Robert Bentley's wife, Diane, files for divorce citing "complete incompatibility." The filing cites "complete incompatibility of temperament" and states they have been separated since January. The filing also lists her address as Tuscaloosa and his as Montgomery. "There exists a conflict of personalities which destroys the legitimate aims of matrimony and all possibilities of reconciliation are...
  • Ties to Obama Aided in Access for Big Utility

    08/24/2012 6:28:45 AM PDT · by jaydubya2 · 4 replies
    nytimes ^ | August 22, 2012 | ERIC LIPTON
    WASHINGTON — Early in the Obama administration, a lobbyist for the Illinois-based energy producer Exelon Corporation proudly called it “the president’s utility.” And it was not just because it delivers power to Barack Obama’s Hyde Park neighborhood in Chicago. ..... David Axelrod, Mr. Obama’s longtime political strategist, once worked as an Exelon consultant, and Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago mayor and Mr. Obama’s former chief of staff, helped create the company through a corporate merger in 2000 while working as an investment banker. With energy an increasingly pivotal issue for the Obama White House, a review of Exelon’s relationship with the...
  • Obamas walk to neighborhood wedding

    06/16/2012 5:12:42 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 60 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 16, 2012
    The first family walked over to a wedding in their hometown neighborhood tonight. President Barack Obama, his wife Michelle and daughters Malia, 13, and Sasha, 11, are here for their first trip to the city as a foursome in two years. While the White House never confirmed why the Obamas were visiting their hometown, it was widely expected they were here to attend the wedding of the daughter of their friend and adviser Valerie Jarrett at Jarrett's nearby home.
  • DOE backs 3 more solar loans as deadline looms (Increase Update: 4 loans now @ $5 Billion)

    09/30/2011 1:38:57 PM PDT · by abb · 89 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 30, 2011 | Staff
    With a midnight deadline looming, the Energy Department has approved three more loan guarantees for solar energy totaling about $3.5 billion. Energy Secretary Steven Chu says the department has completed a $1.5 billion loan guarantee to Arizona-based First Solar Inc. for a 550-megawatt solar farm on federal land in Southern California and $646 million to Exelon Corp. for a 230-megawatt solar plant near Los Angeles. A third project, worth $1.4 billion, will support installation of about 750 solar rooftop panels in 28 states. snip
  • Obama taps Chicago's John W. Rogers Jr to chair President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability

    10/13/2010 7:25:18 AM PDT · by maggief · 20 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 13, 2010 | Lynn Sweet
    WASHINGTON---President Obama tapped Chicagoan John W. Rogers Jr. to chair the new President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability--an outstanding choice given the years Rogers has worked in finance--and most important in these times, financial literacy, a special interest of Rogers. HOW ROGERS FITS IN THE OBAMA WORLD: Rogers is a key figure in the Obama saga. When the basketball playing Chicago native was at Princeton, he helped recruit Craig Robinson--Michelle Obama's brother--to the school. Robinson wrote in his memoir, "A Game of Character," that Rogers, as captain of Princeton's basketball team has "irrepressible energy level and enthusiasm." Mrs. Obama followed...
  • Alexi Giannoulias subpoenaed for Blagojevich trial: the Valerie Jarrett backstory

    06/27/2010 2:23:14 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 29 replies
    Sun Times ^ | 6-27-10 | Lynn Sweet
    Illinois Democratic Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias said Sunday he was subpoenaed by former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's defense lawyers to testify at his corruption trial. Giannoulias name surfaced last week during the trial, where prosecutors were focusing on the charges dealing with Blagojevich trying to sell the Senate seat Barack Obama was vacating after winning the presidential election. The jury heard a lot about Blagojevich mapping strategy to see what he could get in return for appointing Valerie Jarrett to the Senate. Blagojevich learned, the jury heard on wiretaps, that all Blagojevich would get is "appreciation." Jarrett is now a...
  • The new 'in' crowd

    01/05/2009 1:57:09 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 32 replies · 1,530+ views ^ | 1/4/09 | Susan Watters
    For eight years, the president of the United States — the ex-officio socialite in chief — has turned up his nose at the slightest whiff of social aspiration. Now a new generation of Washington socialites has a dream. They see a dashing, young, brilliant president and his equally brilliant wife ushering in an era of inclusive entertaining. Gone is the white-gloved, debutante-loving, Pilgrim-pedigreed culture that still mattered in Kennedy’s Camelot and Reagan’s Hollywood East. Starting Jan. 20, when President Barack Obama and Michelle move into the White House, the “in crowd” will include just about everyone who, since the dawn...