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  • BREAKING: Alabama top court judge urges Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade

    10/20/2018 3:35:44 AM PDT · by cpforlife.org · 95 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Fri Oct 19, 2018 - 12:30 pm EST | Gualberto Garcia Jones, Esq.
    MONTGOMERY, Alabama, October 19, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) – Today, the Alabama Supreme Court unanimously ruled in the case of Jessie Phillips v. State of Alabama that “the value of the life of an unborn child is no less than the value of the lives of other persons.” In a concurring opinion, Justice Parker boldly called on the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade. “I urge the Supreme Court of the United States to reconsider the Roe exception and to overrule this constitutional aberration,” wrote the Alabama Supreme Court judge, and recommended that the Court “return the power to the states...
  • Gun Displayed in School Bathroom Image Appears to be Loaded S&W Revolver

    10/18/2018 6:09:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 16 October, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    A middle school student from Mobile, Alabama, is shown holding a revolver in a school bathroom. The picture has gone viral. The photo was taken sometime before September 11, 2018. From mynbc15.com: MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) — A photo of a Mobile middle school student allegedly depicting the student with a gun in a school restroom is under investigation by Mobile police.The picture was posted on Facebook on Thursday October 11th 2018. The photo was a allegedly taken inside a bathroom at Chastang-Fournier K-8 in the Trinity Gardens neighborhood of Mobile. The image was well focused on the revolver. Whoever...
  • Which Sears Stores Are Closing? Here's the Full List as Sears Files for Bankruptcy [& K-Mart]

    10/16/2018 6:57:47 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    time.com ^ | Updated: October 15, 2018 1:35 PM ET | Brad Tuttle
    The long-predicted Sears bankruptcy is finally here. On Monday, Sears Holdings announced it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in an attempt to restructure the company and save the troubled retailer from oblivion. Shoppers can expect more Sears store closures, as well as liquidation sales, in brick-and-mortar locations around the country: Sears, which owns its flagship brand and Kmart, says it will be closing an additional 142 stores by the end of the year. Which Sears Stores Are Closing?
  • These States Are Voting On Abortion Bills In The Midterms. Here’s What You Should Know

    10/15/2018 3:49:49 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 15, 2018 | Grace Carr
    Voters in Alabama, West Virginia and Oregon will cast their ballots in November against or in support of bills amending their state’s abortion laws. Alabama’s proposed constitutional amendment, “Statewide Amendment 2,” will ask voters to affirm that “the constitution of this state does not protect the right to abortion or require the funding of abortion.” It would also “recognize and support the sanctity of unborn life and the rights of unborn children.” “The real aim is to ban abortion, but that’s not what you see in the language. This is just very broad. We have seen some split among conservatives...
  • Alabama grocery store refuses to sell Pepsi products with NFL logo

    10/13/2018 11:52:32 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 64 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 13 2018 | Kathleen Joyce
    Pepsi's slogan may have once been "The Choice of a New Generation," but one grocery store owner has chosen to no longer sell its products because they feature the NFL logo. A Facebook post from S&Z Grocery in Athens, Alabama, stated the store would not sell the products until the logo is removed. “This may cause me to lose some business, but here goes. S&Z supermarket currently will not be selling 20 ounce Pepsi or Diet Pepsi. These two items are currently produced with the NFL logo on them. I refuse to sell the product until the logo is removed....
  • Major Hurricane Michael Live Thread II

    10/09/2018 4:49:06 PM PDT · by NautiNurse · 1,201 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 9 October 2018 | NHC/NOAA
    Major Hurricane Michael is churning toward the northeastern Gulf of Mexico coast. Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency Monday for 35 counties with mandatory coastal evacuations in the FL Panhandle. 1,250 National Guard troops are aiding the process and more than 4,000 more placed on standby. FEMA is already on the ground in Florida; other federal agencies are also preparing to assist people in the storm's path. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey on Monday declared a state of emergency for the entire state. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal issued a state of emergency for 92 counties ahead of Hurricane...
  • Potential 'Hurricane Michael' forecast to make landfall about 7PM 10-Oct-2018

    10/08/2018 1:06:30 AM PDT · by topher · 29 replies
    NWS National Hurricane Center ^ | 8-Oct-2018 | Part 'Vanity'
    Last year 'Tropical Depression Harvey' rapidly intensified into a Category 1 Hurricane. Current forecasts have the Tropical System becoming a Hurricane and making landfall about 7 PM Wednesday, 10-Oct-2018. Landfall would be near Alligator Point - Baldwin Point State Park - St. Teresa - Port Leon. It is too early to forecast the exact landfall. However, it appears that Gainesville (U of Florida) and Tallahassee (Florida State) may be affected. These locations are inland. Current forecasts are for sustained winds in the neighborhood of 100 mph.
  • Hurricane Michael

    10/07/2018 10:07:16 AM PDT · by NautiNurse · 276 replies
    NHC/NOAA ^ | 6 October 2018 | NHC/NOAA
    Tropical Storm Mitchell: The NHC has issued a Public Advisory Update indicating Tropical Storm Mitchell has formed about 90 miles South of Cozumel, Mexico. Current forecast predicts Mitchell will reach hurricane strength in the Gulf of Mexico before making landfall in the Northern GOM. Landfall is estimated by 96 hours. Gulf of Mexico Satellite ChannelsPublic AdvisoriesNHC Discussions NHC Local Weather Statements/Radar Key West FLNHC Local Weather Statements/Radar New Orleans, LANHC Local Weather Statements/Radar Mobile AL/Pensacola FLNHC Local Weather Statements/Radar Panama City, FLNHC Local Weather Statements/Radar Tallahassee, FLNHC Local Weather Statements/Radar Tampa Bay, FL
  • NHC forecasts possible Hurricane Michael in NE Gulf of Mexico by Tuesday or Wednesday

    10/07/2018 7:49:42 AM PDT · by varina davis · 17 replies
    National Hurricane Center ^ | 10/7/2018 | National Hurricane Center
    National Hurricane Center is forecasting the possibility of a Hurricane in the NE Gulf of Mexico by Tuesday or Wednesday. It would be Hurricane Michael. Landfill is uncertain, but appears to be headed toward Florida Panhandle/Alabama Coasts.
  • Alabama GOP: Doug Jones' no vote on Kavanaugh 'betrays our state'

    10/03/2018 5:28:03 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 92 replies
    AL.com ^ | September 28, 2018
    The Alabama Republican Party said Friday that U.S. Sen. Doug Jones', D-Ala., intention to vote against confirming Brett Kavanaugh "betrays our state." Jones indicated Thursday night that he would not vote to confirm Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, citing what he believed was Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's credible testimony that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when he was a high school student. Alabama's junior senator also suggested that the Senate Judiciary Committee's decision not to subpoena Kavanaugh friend Mark Judge, whom Ford said witnessed the incident, and the committee's failure to receive all relevant documents on Kavanaugh impacted his decision.
  • ARE THE DEMOCRATS THROWING ELLISON UNDER THE BUS?

    09/25/2018 12:44:18 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 28 replies
    Powerline ^ | September 25, 2018 6:00 AM | JOHN HINDERAKER
    The Democrats sacrificed Al Franken in order to shore up their effort to win a Senate seat in Alabama. They knew that Minnesota’s governor would appoint another Democrat to replace Franken, so they could net a Senate seat with an upset pickup in Alabama, which is exactly what happened. Many Minnesota Democrats are still unhappy that Franken was forced out of the Senate, not by Republicans but by his own Democratic colleagues. Now it is starting to look as though the Democrats may be throwing Deputy DNC Chairman Keith Ellison overboard in a similar manner. We noted last week that...
  • George Will: Abolish the death penalty

    09/30/2018 3:06:59 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 97 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 28, 2018 | George F. Will
    Without being aware of it, Vernon Madison might become a footnote in constitutional law because he is barely aware of anything. For more than 30 years, Alabama, with a tenacity that deserves a better cause, has been trying to execute him for the crime he certainly committed, the 1985 murder of a police officer. Twice the state convicted him unconstitutionally (first excluding African Americans from the jury, then insinuating inadmissible evidence into the record). In a third trial, the judge, who during his time on the bench overrode more life sentences (six) than any other Alabama judge, disregarded the jury’s...
  • Roy Moore calls on GOP to 'take a stand' and support Kavanaugh

    09/23/2018 6:28:43 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 51 replies
    AL.com ^ | Howard Koplowitz
    Former Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore called on Republicans to "take a stand" and support suggested U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh following the sexual misconduct allegations levied against him, adding that he believes the Democrats are using Kavanaugh's accuser as a political pawn. "I think they need to take a stand. I think they need to do what their conscience dictates. They know what's happening," Moore told One America News in an interview posted Wednesday. "It's so obvious that these tactics are used just days before a very important event ...but these come up right before an election...
  • Dem senator says Senate panel should subpoena Kavanaugh's ex-classmate

    09/18/2018 3:22:53 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/18/18 | Brett Samuels
    Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) said Tuesday that the Senate Judiciary Committee should subpoena a former classmate of Brett Kavanaugh as it examines sexual assault allegations against the Supreme Court nominee. Jones weighed in shortly after the former classmate, Mark Judge, told committee leaders through his attorney that he won't testify and that he has no recollection about the alleged incident from the early 1980s. "You can count on the fact that that letter, his response, is going to be entered into the record by someone, and that needs to be tested as well," Jones, who is not a member of...
  • College students hoping to create new interstate from Texas to Georgia

    09/15/2018 10:47:40 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 66 replies
    The LaGrange Daily News ^ | August 29, 2018 | Alicia B. Hill
    A group of college students is working together with lawmakers and communities to try to make the route to locations throughout the southeast a little shorter by using Interstate 14 to connect Killeen, Texas, with Columbus, Georgia. The idea started when Frank Lumpkin was in high school, taking part in Youth Leadership Columbus. While taking part in the class, he said he realized that the city needed more infrastructure to succeed, and he said he has been working on the project ever since. “From the moment I saw this robust transportation network that linked the southern military instillations, would address...
  • The Study Saying The U.S. Is The Mecca For Mass Shootings Was Just Taken To The Woodshed

    09/15/2018 8:44:36 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 15, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Well, it’s another day, and another anti-gun study that’s shoddy . It comes with additional controversy since its author will not release his data or even open himself to questions about his work. In August, the Crime Prevention Research Center’s John Lott took to task an anti-gun study by Adam Lankford, who suggests the U.S. is the mecca for mass shootings, being the epicenter for 31 percent of them ; all of this thanks to our rates of gun ownership. Again, it’s not the criminal’s fault; it’s all about the gun, which apparently has magic powers that forces people...
  • Kavanaugh Fight Has Red State Dems Ducking for Cover

    09/12/2018 9:48:18 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 14 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | Sept 12, 2018 | Sally Persons
    Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court has prompted one of the most contentious battles on Capitol Hill since Donald Trump became president. ... Chuck Schumer and the 10 Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee threw every punch at Kavanaugh they could muster, not to mention a few knees in the groin. The party’s progressive wing demanded no less -- a failure to engage in this fight would have made them targets from an array of liberal groups and activists. But Senate Democrats faced another dilemma, too: The prospective justice’s confirmation process is occurring in the heat of a hotly...
  • Red-tailed hawk impaled with arrow; suspect sought

    09/10/2018 8:01:12 PM PDT · by boycott · 36 replies
    AL.com ^ | 9-10-2018 | Leada Gore
    The Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division is looking for information to find the person who shot an arrow through a Red-tailed Hawk. The division received reports of the wounded falcon Sunday in the Hartselle area of Morgan County. A member of the Alabama Hawking Association responded to the scene but was unsuccessful in their efforts to capture the hawk for medical treatment. Efforts to locate and capture the bird continue today. "Hawks are protected by state and federal laws. Most sportsmen make good, ethical choices, and don't like to see when others choose not to," the division said in...
  • Grassley moves to set up committee vote on Kavanaugh nomination

    09/10/2018 3:59:48 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 10, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is moving to set up a Judiciary Committee vote on Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination, likely next week. Grassley's office on Monday sent out an agenda for a business meeting the committee will have on Thursday. Kavanaugh's nomination is included as one of roughly two dozen judicial nominations that could get a vote. The move means Kavanaugh's nomination could get a vote as soon as this week. But Democrats are expected to delay the vote until next week, meaning Kavanaugh's nomination will likely be taken up by the committee on Sept. 20. Under committee rules, any...
  • Exclusive – Mo Brooks: Likely 15M Illegal Aliens in U.S., Giving Blue States 20 Additional...

    09/10/2018 7:30:17 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Sep 2018 | John Binder
    FULL TITLE: Exclusive – Mo Brooks: Likely 15M Illegal Aliens in U.S., Giving Blue States 20 Additional Congressional Seats Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) says the counting of illegal aliens when dividing up congressional seats and electoral college votes is a violation of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution. Brooks, along with the state of Alabama, are suing the federal government for their counting of illegal aliens, rather than citizens, in congressional apportionment and the dividing up of electoral college votes. In an exclusive interview with SiriusXM Patriot Channel’s Breitbart News Saturday, Brooks revealed that should the Congress continue...