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  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio endorses Doug Ducey's governor campaign

    08/02/2014 12:36:10 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 18 replies
    Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio announced in a Friday press release he is endorsing State Treasurer Doug Ducey's gubernatorial campaign. The move doesn't necessarily come as a surprise, as both Arpaio and Ducey are very focused on illegal immigration and the border. "I'm supporting Doug (Ducey) because he's the right leader for Arizona, and he'll do the right thing as governor," Arpaio said in the release.
  • Whites who adopted black children rally to disprove Democrat’s racially charged abortion comments

    04/12/2014 9:27:16 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 14 replies
    lifesitenews ^ | Apr 10, 2014 | Ben Johnson
    MONTGOMERY, AL, April 10, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – More than 100 people rallied at the Alabama State House in Montgomery yesterday afternoon to disprove a Democrat's controversial remarks that whites do not adopt black children and prefer to see interracial babies aborted. In March, state Rep. Alvin Holmes, D-Montgomery, said during a debate over a fetal heartbeat bill that “99 percent of the whites who are sitting in here now, if their daughter got pregnant by a black man, they are going to make their daughter have an abortion. They ain't gonna let her have the baby.” In the same March...
  • Former Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr., Transferred After Prison Dispute

    04/06/2014 8:34:45 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 38 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | April 6, 2014 | Michael Sneed and Lynn Sweet
    Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has been moved from a federal prison in North Carolina to a minimum-security prison camp in Montgomery, Ala., after clashing with prison officials and being placed in solitary confinement, a source told the Chicago Sun-Times. The 49-year-old former Chicago congressman had been advising other inmates in North Carolina about their rights in prison, according to the source, who said a guard took exception to that. As a result, the longtime South Side politician was placed in solitary confinement for four or five days more than a month ago, the source said. It took about...
  • 3,000 Roman 3rd Century coins found in Montgomery field

    07/28/2011 8:31:25 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 41 replies
    BBC ^ | Wednesday, July 27, 2011 | unattributed
    ...The hoard of copper alloy coins, dating from the 3rd Century, was unearthed in Montgomery, Powys, several weeks ago. About 900 were found by a member of a Welshpool metal detecting club, with the rest of the discovery made with help from archaeologists. The exact location is being kept secret to protect the site. The Powys coroner will determine whether they qualify as treasure. Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust (CPAT), which helped unearth the coins, said the discovery had the potential to reveal more about Roman life in mid Wales in the late 3rd Century. The find in Montgomery is a few...
  • Break the Jam: Leaders Urge Study Of Fast Lanes Over Legion Bridge

    09/19/2012 10:35:26 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Germantown Patch ^ | September 18, 2012 | Erin Donaghue
    State transportation officials should study dedicated travel lanes for vans, carpools and buses on a congested seven-mile stretch of the Capital Beltway that includes the American Legion Bridge, Montgomery and Fairfax leaders urged Tuesday. HOT lanes for toll payers and high-occupancy vehicles are planned for the Beltway in Virginia from the Springfield Interchange to just north of the Dulles Toll Road, and set to open later this year. But Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner and Fairfax Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon Bulova pointed out a seven-mile gap in dedicated high-occupancy travel lanes between the northern terminus of the planned...
  • Extremists break into, take over $2.5 millon foreclosed home

    05/30/2012 5:10:12 PM PDT · by jakerobins · 19 replies
    An Upstate man is in custody, accused by the FBI and local law enforcement as being part of a “domestic terrorist group” that broke into and took over a foreclosed home, according to a release by the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office. The home is listed as being valued at $2,599,000. A realtor checking on the home found a notice, apparently posted by the extremists, saying that they were taking possession of the home. The Sheriff's Office release said, “On April 24, a deputy responded to a report of a burglary at 112 White Violet Way in Sunset. A lock on...
  • 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.
  • Batman pulled over by police in Montgomery County (Maryland)

    03/23/2012 6:12:53 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 21 replies · 2+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | March 23, 2012 | Justin Fenton
    In the movies, Gotham City police required a giant spotlight to find Batman. Montgomery County police didn't have to go quite so far, finding him cruising around in a Lamborghini Wednesday in Silver Spring and pulling the unidentified man over for not having proper tags. The bizarre picture was posted to the department's official Twitter page today, followed by a note clarifying that the "Batmobile" wasn't towed.
  • APNewsBreak: Rosa Parks essay reveals rape attempt

    07/29/2011 8:04:44 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Aol News/AP ^ | 29/7/11 | Ula Ilnytzky
    ...she wrote a detailed and harrowing account of nearly being raped by a white neighbor who employed her as a housekeeper in 1931. The six-page essay, written in her own hand many years after the incident, is among thousands of her personal items currently residing in the Manhattan warehouse and cramped offices of Guernsey's Auctioneers, which has been selected by a Michigan court to find an institution to buy and preserve the complete archive. Civil rights historian Danielle McGuire said she had never before heard of the attempted rape of Parks and called the find among Parks' papers astounding. It...
  • Unkempt Median Strips A Sign of Social Decline?

    04/20/2011 10:36:09 AM PDT · by piperpilot · 17 replies
    Nodamidis blog ^ | 4/19/11 | Nodamidis
    I have a long commute. I travel on surface roads to and from my job in DC every day. All those hours spent sitting at traffic lights affords me plenty of time to observe my surroundings. Everywhere from the District through the Maryland suburbs of Chevy Chase, Kensington, Silver Spring and Olney, median strips have been left to high grass, weeds, storm debris and leaves. They are mowed only two to three times during the prime growing season, and when they are mowed, the overly long grass is blown out into the street where it becomes a hazard for drivers,...
  • Sarah Palin university fundraiser in Montgomery brings sell-out crowd

    10/07/2010 6:25:14 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 29 replies
    The Huntsville Times ^ | October 07, 2010, 7:10 PM | Bob Lowry
    A sell-out crowd of nearly 2,500 people packed the Montgomery Convention Center tonight to hear Sarah Palin's speech at a college fundraiser. Faulkner University, a private Christian University, estimated it will raise $1 million from the appearance of the former Alaska governor. [...] Tickets sold out quickly, and the money raised through the ticket sales and sponsorships will benefit student scholarships. (More)
  • Blight Fight Why is the city of Montgomery condemning the property of African-Americans?

    09/19/2010 8:45:22 PM PDT · by Captain Kirk · 13 replies
    Slate ^ | September 17, 2010 | Radley Balko
    When the city of Montgomery, Ala., razed the home of Karen Jones' family last April, there were still photos and family furniture inside. The city says it gave Jones notice the bulldozers were coming, but she says the notices were sent to her deceased grandmother (the home's former owner) and a deceased uncle. The reason given for the demolition was that the front porch wasn't up to code. The city declared her properly "blighted," and destroyed the building, rather than helping Jones and her family fix the porch, or fixing it and sending her a bill. And then Montgomery sent...
  • ‘The Mother of the Freedom Movement,’ Her Neighborhood Needs YOUR Help

    08/26/2010 5:56:46 PM PDT · by Captain Kirk · 6 replies
    Big Government ^ | August 26, 2010 | Bob Ewing
    55 years ago, Rosa Parks [1] helped launch the modern civil rights movement. Today, the government is bulldozing her old neighborhood. Here’s the real kicker: The homeowners are forced to pay the cost of demolition. Nobel prize-winning libertarian economist F.A. Hayek [2] famously wrote that “the great aim of the struggle for liberty has been equality before the law.” There is no better example of this fundamental struggle than Rosa Parks, known today as The Mother of the Freedom Movement. She refused to be treated as a second-class citizen. But her hometown of Montgomery, Ala., segregated blacks on public transits....
  • Montgomery Residents Accuse City of Demolishing Homes to Sidestep Eminent Domain Laws

    08/26/2010 4:22:20 PM PDT · by Captain Kirk · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug. 26, 2010 | Sarah Netter
    A group of Montgomery, Alabama residents, once too nervous to buck their elected officials, are organizing in protest what they say is the city's "reprehensible" practice of demolishing homes to sidestep state eminent domain laws. "It's ridiculous the city is doing this," native Montgomery resident and de-facto community leader Karen Jones said. "The city is intimidating people," she said. "They don't try to give people due process of setting up fines or even putting up a fluorescent poster in the front yard saying, 'We're going to demolish your house.'" Residents and activists have accused city leaders of using a local...
  • Eminent domain, by any other name . . . still stinks (Montgomery, AL)

    08/26/2010 10:34:27 AM PDT · by Captain Kirk · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 26, 2010 | Christina Walsh
    Imagine you come home from work one day to a notice on your front door that you have 45 days to demolish your house, or the city will do it for you. Oh, and you’re paying for it. This is happening right now in Montgomery, Ala., and here is how it works: The city decides it doesn’t like your property for one reason or another, so it declares it a “public nuisance.” It mails you a notice that you have 45 days to demolish your property, at your expense, or the city will do it for you (and, of course,...
  • Nowhere To Run To

    08/25/2010 10:54:50 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 25, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The White House is very proud of its Race to the Top education program but should remember that pride goeth before a fall in educational standards. “U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today that 10 applicants have won grants in the second phase of the Race to the Top competition,” the White House revealed on Tuesday. “Along with Phase 1 winners Delaware and Tennessee, 11 states and the District of Columbia have now been awarded money in the Obama administration’s groundbreaking education reform program that will directly impact 13.6 million students and 980,000 teachers in 25,000 schools. “The 10...
  • Montgomery’s New Civil Rights Struggle ("Eminent Domain on Steroids")

    08/03/2010 9:49:00 AM PDT · by Captain Kirk · 18 replies · 5+ views
    FoxNews ^ | August 3, 2010 | David Lewkowict
    In 1965, Rosa Parks boarded a bus and forever changed the course of history. Her very public struggle for equality began at a bus stop outside Columbia Court apartments in Montgomery, Alabama. "It is a very sad situation, it is quite ironic, that this is the place, this is the city where the civil rights movement began in 1955, a very assertive civil rights movement led by Martin Luther King. Yet you have the civil rights of minorities being violated here in a new kind of way, on, I think, a massive scale," said David Beito, chair of the Alabama...
  • Statement by President Obama on the 45th Anniversary of the March from Selma-to-Montgomery

    03/08/2010 11:11:44 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies · 107+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.gov - Statement ^ | March 7, 2010 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/statement-president-obama-45th-anniversary-march-selma-montgomery Home • Briefing Room • Statements & Releases The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release March 07, 2010 Statement by President Obama on the 45th Anniversary of the March from Selma-to-Montgomery On this day, 45 years ago, hundreds of brave men and women gathered in the small town of Selma, Alabama to announce to the world that they, too, sang America. As they marched from Selma to Montgomery, fully aware of the danger that lay ahead, these heroes let their feet speak in a way that their voices...
  • Washington Post Uses CBO to Criticize Obama Tax Cuts, Rather than Spending

    03/08/2010 6:01:30 PM PST · by 198ml · 5 replies · 45+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 03/08/10 | Anthony Kang
    The Washington Post must dislike tax cuts even more than it likes President Barack Obama. On March 6, staff writer Lori Montgomery warned that the national debt would climb by $9.7 trillion under Obama’s budget. Relying on the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) for data, Montgomery reported that the debt would be "higher than White House forecast" but not because of spending increases by Obama. Instead, she used the CBO to attack Obama's "tax-cutting agenda" continuing a media theme of portraying him as fiscally conservative despite the largest budget ever. "Proposed tax cuts for the middle class account for nearly a...
  • Seeds of Doubt [New Orleans ACORN office shutting down?]

    09/20/2009 6:14:20 PM PDT · by rrstar96 · 38 replies · 2,798+ views
    The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune ^ | September 20, 2009 | Bruce Nolan
    ACORN, a social justice organization with roots in [New Orleans], battles a string of scandals. The announcement stuck to a wall outside the entrance to ACORN's local office in the 2600 block of Canal Street quietly signals the trouble afoot. In English and Spanish, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now tells walk-up clients that ACORN's housing office has shut itself down for two weeks to immerse itself "in an intensive training program." The sign is a symptom of a tumultuous week in the history of a controversial poor people's social justice movement -- one founded by a New...
  • Man Arrested For Locust Grove Woman's Assault (raped 81 year-old woman)

    05/12/2009 8:03:45 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 2 replies · 510+ views
    By Ashli Sims, The News On 6 LOCUST GROVE, OK -- A Mayes County man is behind bars accused of sexually assaulting an elderly woman. Investigators say the suspect victimized an 81-year-old woman for an hour. And, this isn't the first time he's been accused of rape. The suspect was released from jail last month. A Mayes County prosecutor says the suspect was arrested in February for sexually assaulting a 22 year old. But, prosecutors say with no prior felony convictions, he was able to bond out of jail. Now, Mayes County investigators say he's the same man who knocked...
  • Dig It: These People Are Burying Their Cash

    11/23/2008 6:03:55 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 44 replies · 1,553+ views
    Yahoo Finance ^ | Thursday, November 20, 2008 | Anne Kadet
    The day the Dow fell 777 points, David Latham, a 45-year-old Alabama cattle farmer and electrician, was busy doing errands. Driving his Chevy pickup into Montgomery, he dropped by the hardware store, then stopped into the bank, where he withdrew $8,000 from his CD account, all in 20s. Back home, he slipped the four inch-thick bundles into a Ziploc bag, popped them into a waterproof PVC tube and set out for a remote location on his 300-acre property, where he dug a deep hole with a post digger. And then he buried his money. Is there an American alive who...
  • War In Georgia A Blow To U.S. Energy Plans

    08/15/2008 8:25:45 PM PDT · by Fennie · 31 replies · 182+ views
    BusinessWeek ^ | August 15, 2008 | By Steve LeVine
    The sudden war in the Caucasus brought Georgia to heel, reasserted Russia's claim as the dominant force in the region, and dealt a blow to U.S. prestige. But in this part of the world, diplomacy and war are about oil and gas as much as they are about hegemony and the tragic loss of human life. Victory in Georgia now gives Russia the edge in the struggle over access to the Caspian's 35 billion barrels of oil and trillions of cubic feet of gas. The probable losers: the U.S. and those Western oil companies that have bet heavily on the...
  • Fuel Costs May Force Some Kids To Walk

    06/23/2008 6:32:36 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 75 replies · 87+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | June 23, 2008 | Daniel de Vise
    Here's how rising fuel prices affect an organization with a fleet of 1,273 school buses: The Montgomery County school board today will consider giving Superintendent Jerry D. Weast emergency powers to make students walk farther to school, if need be, in the coming academic year. (snip) Should prices continue to rise, the school system could save money by raising maximum walking distances for students, because more walkers means fewer buses. Currently, elementary school students walk up to a mile, middle school students 1.5 miles and high school students two miles.
  • Montgomery County results explain Clinton's win

    04/24/2008 4:10:01 PM PDT · by Salena Zito · 11 replies · 161+ views
    Montgomery County results explain Clinton's win TRIBUNE-REVIEW By: Salena Zito By all accounts, Pennsylvania's Montgomery County should have been Sen. Barack Obama's low-hanging fruit. From Norristown with its abundant black vote to the Main Line with its affluent well-off latte liberals, "Montco" was tailor-made for the Illinois senator. "I was shocked," said Karen Matthews, wife of GOP Montgomery County chairman Jim Matthews. Karen, who made her own news by switching to Democrat so she could vote for Obama, fully expected a big Obama win. "My only explanation is that people say one thing, and then do another," she said. Karen...
  • Alliance in Montco reflects party shift

    12/19/2007 6:44:16 AM PST · by grace522 · 23 replies · 107+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 19 Dec 2007 | grace522
    Alliance in Montco reflects party shift Republicans will share power. By Emilie Lounsberry Inquirer Staff Writer The surprise move by Republican Jim Matthews and Democrat Joe Hoeffel to share power as Montgomery County commissioners reflects a stunning reversal of fortune for the GOP. For decades, the county Republican Party enjoyed a reputation as an efficient and powerful political machine, demonstrated by its control of the courthouse for more than a century. But yesterday's bipartisan news conference showed that was no more - especially after Democrats won five of nine county row offices in November. Matthews will be chairman and Hoeffel...
  • True Crime-He Died During a Sexual Bondage Incident. Is This a Crime?

    10/18/2007 7:22:11 AM PDT · by Fishtalk · 56+ views
    The Kaitlyn Mae Book Blog ^ | 10/18/07 | Pat Fish
    It's a True Crime post and we've got a dentist desperately trying to justify his breast rubs as necessary to help nightime teeth grinding. Also, a child in trouble for committing graffitti for drawing on sidewalk with chalk. Twenty years later the cold case unit discovers who beat little Patricia Lopez to death. It was her own brother and his family defends him! He died during a sexual bondage episode. Is this really a crime? Finally, what's the latest on OJ?
  • True Crime Update 10/2/07-The Saga of the Iguanas

    10/02/2007 8:41:19 AM PDT · by Fishtalk · 61+ views
    The Kaitlyn Mae Book Blog ^ | 10/2/07 | Pat Fish
    Lots of True Crime including a few local crimes. We've got updates on the Delaware Univ. shooting and the strange case of the Delmarva lady with a yard full of dead babies. The Spector mistrial, a family living in squalor, illegal aliens killing Americans and, of course, the saga of the smuggled iguanas. Her trial's coming up...lots of links and info on the lady who stole an unborn baby from her mother's body-Lisa Montgomery.
  • True Crime Update 9/7/07: Montgomery Case Going to Trial

    09/06/2007 7:55:14 AM PDT · by Fishtalk · 101+ views
    The Kaitlyn Mae Book Blog ^ | 9/6/07 | Pat Fish
    An update on the Montgomery trial. She killed the mother and stole her baby. Finally there's a trial. What crazed defense do her attorneys plan to present as they pee upon our feet and tell us it's raining? More on the lovely Mike Vick, a narrative on lawsuit abuse and links to previous big cases.
  • Greyhound bus accident outside Montgomery Alabama

    07/27/2007 3:23:28 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 12 replies · 3,135+ views
    WPXI-TV NBC Pittsburgh | 07/27/2007 | na
    From WPXI-TV NBC Pittsburgh... A Greyhound Bus accident kills at least one outside MOntgomery Alabama < breaking > At least one person is dead and 45 injured in a Greyhound bus accident outside Montgomery Alabama this morning. So far no word on what caused the accident.
  • Hyundai to build second Montgomery engine plant

    03/12/2007 7:48:23 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 9 replies · 559+ views
    Alabama's auto industry gathered additional momentum Monday with the news that Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama LLC, which opened its $1.1 billion production facility in Montgomery less than two years ago, would build a second engine plant on the site. The South Korean carmaker will invest $270 million in the new project, which will create 522 new jobs. The company will build a 350,000-square-foot facility to manufacture 2.4-liter, four-cylinder Theta engines for use on site by Hyundai and at the new Kia Motors Corp. plant under construction in nearby Georgia. Kia is a sister company to Hyundai. The new project also...
  • Conservatives Accuse Watchdog Group[CREW] of 'Christianophobia'

    10/06/2006 10:50:21 AM PDT · by inpajamas · 67 replies · 1,667+ views
    CNSNews ^ | 10-6-2006 | Monisha Bansal
    A liberal government watchdog group has asked the Secret Service to release its records of prominent conservative Christian leaders' visits to the White House, but one of those leaders called the request "an act of Christianophobia." Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request on Wednesday. The group said in the request that the records are "likely to contribute to the public's understanding of the influence that conservative Christian leaders have, or attempt to have, on the president in the exercise of his authority." The Secret Service has 20 business days to...
  • Health Dept. moves to revoke Montgomery (AL) abortion clinic's license

    08/19/2006 9:05:36 AM PDT · by Condor 63 · 221+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | 8/18/2006 | DESIREE HUNTER
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Department of Public Health is moving to revoke the license of an abortion clinic — its second such action in three months — after an investigation found several violations, including not having a backup physician, inadequate record keeping and shoddy follow-up care for patients. The department issued an emergency license suspension for Reproductive Health Services on Monday and a complete Statement of Deficiencies was delivered to the Montgomery clinic on Friday afternoon, said Rick Harris, director of the department's Bureau of Health Provider Standards.
  • (AL) Since 2001, one-third more get food stamps

    08/14/2006 8:54:33 AM PDT · by Condor 63 · 14 replies · 776+ views
    The Birmingham News ^ | Monday, August 14, 2006 | MIKE CASON
    MONTGOMERY - The number of Alabama families receiving food stamps has risen by one-third in five years, but state officials say that's not enough. Officials at the Alabama Department of Human Resources worry that too many people who could get help don't sign up. The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated in 2003 that 56 percent of Alabamians who were eligible received food stamps. The national rate that year also was 56 percent. "Our goal is to get to 80 percent by 2010," DHR Commissioner Page Walley said. Walley believes the percentage is starting to rise, since total numbers are growing....
  • Montgomery Co. Police Investigate Report Of Silver Spring Rape

    08/10/2006 7:36:15 AM PDT · by chris_ab · 35 replies · 992+ views
    NBC 4 - Washington DC Metro ^ | UPDATED: 6:34 pm EDT August 9, 2006 | staff writer
    SILVER SPRING, Md. -- A Silver Spring woman reported to police Tuesday evening that she was raped early Monday morning. According to police, the 35-year-old woman said she was walking home from work between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. on Piney Branch Road near Long Branch Park when a man armed with a machete approached her. "He forced her into a wooded area of Long Branch Park and there raped her," said Montgomery County Police spokeswoman Lucille Baur.
  • Corrupt People's Republic of Montgomery County - The Latest

    06/08/2006 4:49:40 PM PDT · by khnyny · 12 replies · 649+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Thursday, June 8, 2006 | Miranda S. Spivack
    CHEVY CHASE Panel Says House Is Over the Line Unhappy Neighbors Want Walls Moved By Miranda S. Spivack Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, June 8, 2006; Page B02 Marianne and Marc Duffy say their dream home renovation in Chevy Chase has turned into a suburban nightmare. Their neighbors say the Duffys intentionally flouted building rules when they expanded their $725,000 house on Thornapple Street and have no one to blame but themselves. Yesterday, a Montgomery County appeals board reaffirmed an earlier ruling that the Duffys had rebuilt their house too close to the street and to neighbors. The Duffys say...
  • Dinniman leads race for Senate (PA State Senate, NOT Congress)

    05/17/2006 7:35:20 AM PDT · by HostileTerritory · 25 replies · 438+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | May 17, 2006 | Nancy Peterson
    Andrew Dinniman held a lead last night in his bid to become the first Democratic state senator from Chester County in memory. Dinniman and Republican Carol Aichele, both county commissioners, were seeking to finish the term of Robert J. Thompson, who died in January. Dinniman led by a 5-4 ratio in late returns. But Aichele was not conceding. "I feel good about this race," she said last night. "It was a great day at the polls." Dinniman, who toured the polling places yesterday with his dog, Henry, said last night that he was confident that enough Democrats and independents had...
  • Killings up in state, nation

    12/20/2005 1:29:21 PM PST · by AzaleaCity5691 · 6 replies · 478+ views
    The Birmingham News ^ | 12/20/2005 | Carol Robinson
    Killings up in state, nation FBI reports increase for first 6 months of '05 Tuesday, December 20, 2005 CAROL ROBINSON News staff writer The number of killings in three of Alabama's four largest cities climbed in the first six months this year, mirroring the nation, according to preliminary FBI statistics released Monday. Huntsville saw the biggest jump, with the number of murders doubling. But that was only six killings in the first half of 2005 compared with three during the same 2004 period. Birmingham by far had the highest count with 38 homicides from January through June, up from 24...
  • Blackwell the Only GOP Winner in Zogby Poll

    10/05/2005 8:07:07 PM PDT · by NeoCaveman · 52 replies · 1,140+ views
    The Blackwell campaign | 10/5/5 | The Blackwell campaign
    (COLUMBUS, October 5, 2005) Complete results of the October 3 Wall Street Journal Online Zogby Interactive Poll show Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell is the only GOP candidate winning head-to-head match-ups against the two leading Democrat challengers. While Blackwell beat Rep. Ted Strickland and Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman, Republican challengers Auditor Betty Montgomery and Attorney General Jim Petro lost similar head to head match-ups by wide margins. Blackwell beat both Coleman (44.4% to 43%) and Strickland (44.5% to 43.4%). Petro lost to Coleman 41% to 36.6% (loss of 4.4%) and Strickland 41.7% to 35.3% (loss of 6.4%). Montgomery lost...
  • Mayor Bright suggests crime solution: Buy a gun

    09/15/2005 3:28:06 PM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 53 replies · 2,121+ views
    WSFA TV, Montgomery AL ^ | Sep 15, 2005 | Theo Travers
    "What we need to do... Is there any media? Chief, can I say this?," asked Mayor Bobby Bright at Tuesday's Kiwanis Club of Montgomery meeting. "I've said it one time. Get a gun and teach our folks how to use them and shoot 'em." Several members of the audience, approximately 100 members of the Kiwanis Club of Montgomery, broke out into nervous laughter and applause after Mayor Bright said this as the guest speaker. To put this in context, Mayor Bright spoke directly to the issues of having an understaffed police force, clogged courts, and a vast majority of crime...
  • The FReeper Foxhole's TreadHead Tuesday - 2nd Battle of El Alamein (10/23-11/3 1942)-Sep 13th, 2005

    09/12/2005 9:59:02 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 55 replies · 7,500+ views
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. .................................................................. .................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should...
  • Blackwell's TEL Amendment to File for November 2006 Ballot

    08/08/2005 8:02:26 PM PDT · by Columbus Dawg · 2 replies · 522+ views
    KenBlackwell.com ^ | August 8, 2005
    After Talks with Legislators and GOP Chair Bennett; “Issue Deserves Greatest Possible Debate,” says Blackwell (Columbus, August 8, 2005) Citizens for Tax Reform today announced it will file its petitions to place a constitutional amendment to limit government spending on the November 2006 General Election ballot. The committee now intends to file its Tax Expenditure Limitation (TEL) Amendment petitions August 11, 2005, by-passing the August 10 deadline for this November’s ballot. "After consultation with legislative leadership, Ohio Republican Party Chairman Bob Bennett and TEL supporters, the committee decided this issue deserves the widest possible exposure and debate," said Citizens for...
  • 'Grassroots Tidal Wave' Carries Blackwell to Impressive $1.24 Million Raised

    07/27/2005 3:44:30 PM PDT · by Columbus Dawg · 18 replies · 514+ views
    KenBlackwell.com ^ | July 27, 2005 | KenBlackwell.com
    6,350 Contributors, $195 Average Gift, $1.1 Million Cash On Hand (Columbus, July 27, 2005) More than six thousand people responded to Secretary of State Ken Blackwell’s campaign for governor in the last six months, boosting his campaign fund-raising report to an impressive $1.24 million dollars. Blackwell attracted a record 6,350 individual contributors with an average gift of $195, and will show cash on hand of more than $1.1 million. The report locked down Blackwell’s position as the clear frontrunner for the Republican nomination for Governor and showed Ohioans’ strong support of his message of lower taxes, strong values and more...
  • GOP voices urge Kasich to enter race for governor (Ohio Governor 2006 update)

    07/15/2005 3:42:35 PM PDT · by Columbus Dawg · 28 replies · 802+ views
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | July 15, 2005 | Joe Hallett and Jonathan Riskind
    Former Congressman John R. Kasich is being urged by some influential Republicans to run as a reform candidate for governor next year because he is untainted by Statehouse scandals. Kasich, who ruffled feathers in Washington as chairman of the House Budget Committee, has told supporters he would run only if the field is partially cleared for him, enough campaign money is available and the party commits to ending pay-to-play politics. A source close to Kasich said the former Westerville congressman told him that if he were elected governor, "Heads would spin and cronyism would be ended. It would be a...
  • Taft, Petro knew about fund`s woes many months ago

    06/08/2005 7:34:27 PM PDT · by Columbus Dawg · 3 replies · 479+ views
    KenBlackwell.com via Toledo Blade ^ | June 08, 2005 | MIKE WILKINSON and JAMES DREW
    Workers' comp bureau concealed $215M loss; Taft, Petro knew about fund's woes many months ago By MIKE WILKINSON and JAMES DREW BLADE STAFF WRITERS COLUMBUS — Democrats were screaming “cover-up” yesterday after state officials admitted that a high-risk hedge fund that the embattled Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation had invested in had lost $215 million in just a few months last year. The bureau acknowledged that the fund, managed by a Pittsburgh-based investment firm, lost the money between February and September, 2004. MDL Capital Management relinquished control of the fund in November. Although the bureau has known about the losses...
  • Sources: Strickland To Run for Governor (Ohio)

    05/05/2005 10:22:25 AM PDT · by Columbus Dawg · 19 replies · 666+ views
    Ohio News Network ^ | May 5, 2005
    Two sources high up in Ohio Democratic politics told ONN Thursday that Congressman Ted Strickland will run for governor. The Democrat previously announced he wouldn't run, but sources close to the campaign say the five-term Democrat plans an official announcement Monday. Last week, a source close to the campaign said Congressman Strickland was reconsidering a run after only one Democrat, Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman officially announced a campaign for governor. Congressman Strickland says, "I have made a final decision regarding what I hope to do in the future. I am not yet prepared to make a public statement about that....
  • Brown won’t run for Ohio governor, sources say

    05/03/2005 6:21:01 AM PDT · by Columbus Dawg · 12 replies · 443+ views
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | May 3, 2005 | Joe Hallett
    U.S. Rep. Sherrod Brown, viewed as one of Ohio’s most popular Democrats, is expected to announce today that he will not run for governor in 2006. Brown, 52, of Lorain, likely will announce plans to run for re-election to a seventh term in Congress in a conference call with reporters this morning, according to several sources. Brown’s spokeswoman declined to comment. High-ranking Democrats in Ohio and Washington have urged Brown to run for governor or against Republican Sen. Mike DeWine. Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Dennis L. White said last night that he had lunch with Brown several weeks ago. "He...
  • GOP gubernational candidates stump in Toledo (Ken Blackwell: Up 18 points)

    04/14/2005 8:25:07 PM PDT · by Columbus Dawg · 18 replies · 735+ views
    Toledo Blade ^ | April 14, 2005
    More than a year before the 2006 primary election, the three candidates for the Republican nomination for governor stumped for votes in Toledo last night at the Lucas County Republican Party's Lincoln Day dinner. Kenneth Blackwell, secretary of state, said he was pleased with the direction his campaign has moved since last November's election. "It's going fine. Polls have me up 18 points,'' he said during the event at Erie Street Market downtown.
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers The Race to Messina (Jul-Aug 1943) - Feb. 23rd, 2005

    02/22/2005 10:06:56 PM PST · by SAMWolf · 86 replies · 1,488+ views
    American History Magazine | Eric Ethier
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. .................................................................. .................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should...
  • Anarchist groups Plan Disruptions of Inaugural; Colombian Terrorists Target Bush for Death

    01/18/2005 8:48:34 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 5 replies · 762+ views
    A.I.M.ORG ^ | JANUARY 19, 2005 | CLIFF KINCAID
    Clinton Judge Emasculates Law Enforcement Agencies as Communist and Anarchist groups Plan Disruptions of Inaugural; Colombian Terrorists Target Bush for Death By Special Reports | January 18, 2005 Rulings by a Clinton-appointed federal judge, Gladys Kessler, have given unprecedented access to protesters to the inaugural parade route so that their "civil rights" may be protected. While the Washington Post and other Bush-bashing media are focusing on the cost of the January 20 Inauguration, a much more serious issue has emerged. Communist and anarchist groups may be planning to disrupt the inaugural and possibly commit violence. One organization sympathetic to a...