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  • 16-year-old murder suspect admits setting fire that killed mother, records state

    Excerpt from AL.com:

    Nicholas Lamons is charged in his mother’s fire death.

    A teen murder suspect admitted setting the Morgan County fire that killed his mother and sent two others to the hospital, court records state.

    Nicholas Lamons, 16, is charged in the Tuesday-morning fire death of his mother, 32-year-old Kimberly Lamons, at their Alabama 67 home in the Joppa area.

    “Nicholas was located a short time later asleep in the van in Somerville,” Investigator Jeff Reynolds wrote in an arrest affidavit. “Nicholas was questioned and admitted that he had started a fire in his bedroom prior to leaving the residence. Nicholas also stated that he came back by the house a short time later and saw the trailer burning but did not make an effort to notify anyone.”

  • Moore slams Washington Post’s Pulitzer Prize in fundraising email

    Excerpt from Associated Press:

    Former U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama is trying to raise money by pointing to the Pulitzer Prize that The Washington Post won for its investigation of him.

    In a Friday fundraising email to supporters, Moore’s legal defense fund, said The Post won for “lies and slander.” The email sent by the Moore for U.S. Senate Legal Defense Fund then asked for people to help replenish his legal fund.

    The Post won a Pulitzer for investigative reporting for its stories revealing allegations that Moore pursued teenage girls sexually decades ago while he was in his 30s. Moore denied any misconduct.

  • Birmingham considering another Democratic National Convention bid

    Excerpt from WBRC:

    Birmingham is going after another Democratic National Convention, but the city says this time the committee asked to make a pitch.

    Last month, the Democratic National Committee reached out to Mayor Randall Woodfin about the city applying to host the 2020 convention.

    In a statement to WBRC, Mayor Woodfin says he’s considering applying.

    “We are very excited that the Democratic National Committee has recognized the City of Birmingham as an attractive, possible site for the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Such recognition shows how much progress our city is making when we receive these kinds of unsolicited invitations,” Woodfin said.

3 days ago

What advertisers should learn from the Laura Ingraham boycott results

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The boycott targeted at destroying the career of Laura Ingraham that launched on March 29th under the direction of 18-year-old David Hogg has been somewhat of a benefit to the hit Fox News show, ‘The Ingraham Angle.’

The boycott, which was issued after Ingraham’s tweet directed at Hogg, has spiked viewership for the popular show. Since April 9th, Ingraham’s program has averaged 2.7 million viewers. That’s 20 percent higher than the average viewership of her show the week, March 26-29, prior to the boycott. Before the boycott, according to Newsbusters, the show was averaging around 2.23 million viewers.

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As of April 13, a total of 27 companies had pulled advertisements from the show. However, Ace Hardware reversed their decision saying, “Advertising on any network or show is in no way an endorsement from Ace of the content contained or spoken within that program. We appreciate the different points of view from our customers, and believe people should be treated with respect and civility.”

On Monday, Ingraham excitedly shared the news with her 2.24 million followers on Twitter.

Even after targeting Laura Ingraham with an orchestrated boycott that failed in reaching its intended purpose (Taking Laura off the air), 18-year-old Hogg remains persistent and hopeful in boycotts.

Hogg issued a tweet on Monday saying, “Going to announce another boycott this week… Stay tuned ” accompanied with a gif of Kermit.

Will David Hogg and other students involved in the Parkland, Florida persist in having those with differing opinions removed from the public eye? Only time will tell.

In my opinion, I find it troubling how certain people insist on using their First Amendment right to limit another individual’s First Amendment right. That isn’t how it works and it certainly won’t be tolerated. An increase of viewership on Laura Ingraham’s show is a prime example of that.

1 week ago

Anthony Scaramucci talks Stormy Daniels, the 2nd Amendment, and President Trump’s leadership

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Anthony Scaramucci, former White House communications director under President Trump, joined The Conservative Savage last Saturday to discuss a few recent news events occurring in America.

Scaramucci discussed Stormy Daniels, immigration, the 2nd Amendment, and President Trump’s leadership.

When asked about the Stormy Daniels controversy, Scaramucci described the matter as a “complicated story.”

“I’m friends with the president, so I am going to take him at his word,” Scaramucci continued.

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“Her end of the bargain was to lay low. She breached that end of the bargain, so why not return the $130,000.”

In an attempt to reach out to Americans, Scaramuccci said, “I’m hoping that we move past the personal scandals and focus the country on policy because the president has got the right policies. The economy is growing, deregulation has been a focal point for small businesses, and you can see new job activity in small businesses.”

“For the first time in about twelve years, you’re seeing a dramatic increase in wages. Middle and lower-middle-class families are benefitting,” he continued.

Scaramucci was asked his opinion on immigration into America and his thoughts on the citizenship question being placed on the census. He responded, “Let’s face it, we are a nation of immigrants… I am all for naturalized and legal immigration, I think so is the president.”

“If you have a welfare state, you have to have a strong border. Without a strong border and the free market being what it is, people will flood over the border to participate in your welfare state,” Scaramucci stated.

“Regarding the citizenship and the census, it’s political. I think that the Democrats have decided that the people coming into the United States are going to vote their way. This is a way they can blueify these states.”

When asked whether or not he believed the left was out to repeal the 2nd Amendment, Scaramucci responded, “There is absolutely no question that there is a large group on the left that want to repeal the 2nd Amendment, including, apparently, Justice Stevens.”

“We have to figure out a way to keep the guns away from people that are crazy, that want to do real hurt and harm, specifically school children,” he said.

“I am a champion of the 2nd Amendment. I come from a family of hunters… I understand why people want to have their guns. They’re normal. They don’t want to harm others and of course they should have them.”

When asked about whether or not he thought President Trump’s Twitter use hindered or helped Trump’s dealings with China, Scaramucci responded, “I think it helps and it hurts. I think it does both… Theirs is a strategic use of the Twitter account. He did that during the campaign.”

In regards to what he would do if he was currently serving the president, Scaramucci said, “I had a nine-point plan that I was ready to submit that Monday when I got fired. I would take him [President Trump] out of the corner he is painted in and get him out there to other outlets.”

@RealKyleMorris is a Yellowhammer News contributor and host of the Conservative Savage radio program that airs noon-2 p.m. Saturdays on 101.1 WDYE

2 weeks ago

White nationalist to speak on University of Alabama campus

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Jared Taylor, a speaker who identifies as a white nationalist, has been invited by a student group to speak on the University of Alabama campus about diversity.

In a conversation with Talking Points Memo, Taylor said, “They’ve asked me to talk about whether diversity is a strength … I think you can imagine the position I will take on that question.”

Taylor, who is the publisher of the white nationalist publication American Renaissance, is scheduled to speak on April 19.

“I assume they have researched me and have some idea of who I am,” Taylor said.

Taylor has long been viewed for his radical ideas and thoughts.

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In 2005, a piece by Taylor on American Renaissance stated, “Blacks and whites are different. When blacks are left entirely to their own devices, Western civilization — any kind of civilization — disappears.”

Students for America First, the group that invited Taylor to speak at the university, claims to be an “organization dedicated to the recognition & preservation of the American ideals of self-determination, individual liberty, and constitutionally-bound democratic government as absolute necessities for prosperity.”

Lincoln Egbert, America First’s vice president, provided Talking Points Memo with a statement saying that the group described Taylor as “a noted Right-wing intellectual and editor of American Renaissance.”

The statement reads, “SFAF neither endorses nor condemns Mr. Taylor’s work: our sole motivation in deciding to host him is to ensure that all social and political views, regardless of how offensive they may appear to the generic public are accounted for in the free marketplace of ideas that ought to exist on the university campus.”

In a statement issued by University of Alabama President Stuart Bell, Bell says, “This ideology is counter to our institutional values.”

“This speaker was invited by a registered student organization that followed appropriate policies and processes. The best way to demonstrate distaste for hateful dialogue is not to give it an audience,” said Bell.

Taylor’s visit to the University of Alabama comes amid growing protests across America to prevent white nationalists from speaking on college campuses. First amendment protections prevent public places, like state school campuses, from taking action against the speech or preventing the speech from occurring.

According to students at the University of Alabama, the faculty advisor for Students for America First was unaware that Jared Taylor had been invited to speak and has stepped down as the faculty advisor for the organization.

@RealKyleMorris is a Yellowhammer News contributor and host of the Conservative Savage radio program that airs noon-2 p.m. Saturdays on 101.1 WDYE

3 weeks ago

The left can’t fool us — they want to repeal the Second Amendment

We get it! The left is pushing for stern gun reform.

They tell us that they only wish to ban military-grade weaponry. They tell us, the American people, that they are not out to abolish our right to bear arms. When met with opposition, those calling for gun control are quick to inform us that any type of AR or AK is designed to kill and should be kept out of the hands of the American people. They repeatedly tell us that they only want to remove semiautomatic weapons from civilian use.

That’s not true. If they could pass legislation themselves, it would be illegal to possess or purchase a gun in America.

On Tuesday, former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens said, “They should demand a repeal of the Second Amendment.” He was referring to the students and advocates taking part in the marches that took place across America last Saturday. He insists that they should work for a “more effective and more lasting reform.”

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During the March For Our Lives protest that took place Saturday, Delaney Tarr, a prominent leader in the protest, said, “When they give us that inch, that bump stock ban, we will take a mile.” Tarr’s speech sparked outrage from millions of Americans.

The left has become so desperate in their anti-gun message that they even sent out Martin Luther King Jr.’s 9-year-old granddaughter, Yolanda Renee King, to give a brief speech. At the end of her speech, King said, “I have a dream that enough is enough and that this should be a gun-free world, period.”

There was even a student protesting in the march who said, “Guns are designed to kill and do not protect people.”

How do gun control advocates and left-leaning individuals in America not expect millions of Americans to be offended over such comments? They cannot expect us to believe that they are not out to repeal the second amendment after making and endorsing comments, like those listed above.

We are smarter than that. We know their intentions. We know the dog that is being placed in this fight by the left. The dog that wishes to strip millions of people of their constitutional right.

Those in America who seek to defend themselves from evil must wake up and prepare to fight back. The time to act is now. No longer can we sit back and watch the dangers proposed by the left overtake the people in rural America who wish to protect and defend themselves.

Whether Justice John Paul Stevens or student protestors want to admit it or not, guns do protect people and are often used for home defense.

The right to bear arms is not a Democrat or Republican issue. There are millions who wish to protect themselves daily. It’s their right. It shouldn’t be infringed upon.

Share this article on social media and start a conversation with your family and friends.

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1 month ago

Border patrol agents won’t turn over illegal aliens with felony warrants to California police

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U.S. Border Patrol agents are now refusing to turn over criminal illegal aliens with felony warrants to police in California due to uncertainty that local authorities will return the illegal aliens to federal custody.

Chief patrol agent in the patrol’s San Diego sector, Rodney Scott, said that California’s state sanctuary law was undermining cooperation between his agency and local law enforcement.

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In a declaration issued March 6 in support of the Department of Justice’s lawsuit against California, Scott revealed multiple instances where a Border Patrol agent in the San Diego sector determined the ineffectiveness of turning a criminal alien over to local law enforcement because they would likely release them without notifying federal authorities.

“In each instance, the Border Patrol Agent determined it was not appropriate, consistent with his or her federal responsibilities to ensure the enforcement of immigration law, to release a criminal alien to the state and local law enforcement,” said Scott.

He continued saying, “This was because, although the alien was subject to removal, if released to California law enforcement, the alien would ultimately be released into the public.”

The declaration largely placed blame on the California Values Act, the sanctuary state law that began this year. The law that was largely supported by California Democrats, sometimes referred to as SB 54, restricts and limits communication from local law enforcement officers to federal immigration authorities. Perhaps the most troubling part of the law is that it prevents many federal immigration authorities from knowing when criminal aliens are released from local jails and such.

The SB 54 law, which is disobeying federal law and making an impact on communication efforts, was among the three laws challenged by the Department of Justice in its lawsuit against California. The DOJ argues that that the sanctuary laws warrant “significant intrusion into federal enforcement of the immigration laws.”

One example in the declaration described the El Cajon Police Department’s refusal to assist Border Patrol agents in pursuing three suspects who fled a vehicle after several requests from Border Patrol dispatch.

“After the event, it was determined that the officer declined the request to assist presuming it was an immigration matter, as opposed to a fleeing subject whose identity/immigration status was not known at the time of the incident … This declination for assistance occurred even though it involved a vehicle that failed to yield, endangering federal law enforcement and the public while traveling on a California Interstate and highway within their jurisdiction,” Scott wrote in the declaration.

Scott says this affects communication efforts and stymies the ability to observe human smuggling and other crimes.

Scott said, “If employers are not able to provide such consensual access, Border Patrol’s ability to detect and interdict real time illegal activity, ranging from criminal activity to the smuggling of narcotics to potential terrorists seeking to enter the United States, along the border will be diminished.”

Kyle Morris is a senior at the University of Alabama and a Yellowhammer News contributor. He also writes for The Daily Caller.

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1 month ago

VIDEO: Elizabeth Warren won’t take a DNA test because it’ll likely prove she’s lying about her Native American ancestry

On “Fox News Sunday,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who President Trump often refers to as “Pocahontas,” announced that she was not going to be running for president in the year 2020.

John Roberts, who was interviewing Warren, was quick to ask her many questions about controversial topics surrounding her name. One of those being her claim that she is of Cherokee ancestry.

During the interview, Roberts mentioned that a local Massachusetts newspaper, which had endorsed Warren’s previous senate run, insisted that she “take the spit test” to put the rumors to rest.

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Time and time again, Warren has been accused of lying when it comes to her heritage. Not once has Warren offered insight to her true heritage. After all, her “heritage” landed her careers at both the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard. Why would she want to spoil that? From 2010-2011 at Harvard alone, Warren received a salary of $429,981.

Warren’s 2018 senatorial opponent, Dr. V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai (I-Mass.), mailed Warren a DNA test for her birthday, but later claimed it was ‘returned to sender.’

“I’m not running for president,” Warren said.

Warren then broke off topic and began discussing how her parents were both born in Oklahoma and how her father’s family vehemently disapproved of him dating Warren’s part Native American mother.

“I know who I am because of what my mother and father told me,” said Warren. “It’s part of who I am and no one’s ever going to take that away.”

It seems as though Warren, like many other politicians, is ill-equipped in admitting her wrongdoing. She is too far gone to understand the working class in America. She claimed minority status to earn more money, which is shameful.

Like many other Americans, I see Warren for the fraud that she is. She is not working for the American people and she is allowing the state of Massachusetts to crumble under her “leadership.”

The great state of Massachusetts must work to re-elect someone else. Someone who will work for them, someone who will work to make America great, and someone who won’t lie about their heritage only to advance themselves.

@RealKyleMorris is a Yellowhammer News contributor and host of The Conservative Savage radio program that airs noon-2 p.m. Saturdays on 101.1 WDYE in Birmingham and Huntsville.

2 months ago

Sorry celebrities, we look to you for entertainment, nothing more

Screen Shot, PragerU, YouTube, Dear Celebrities: No One Cares What You Think
Screen Shot, PragerU, YouTube, Dear Celebrities: No One Cares What You Think

 

Founded by Dennis Prager and Allen Estrin, Prager University has produced short and informative videos that have grasped the attention of individuals across the country for the last eight years.

Prager University’s latest installment featuring Candace Owens, the Director of Urban Development for Turning Point USA, is sending a bold message to the elite in Hollywood. The video, titled Dear Celebrities: No One Cares What You Think, reminds celebrities of how unaffected they are to real world problems.

The video opens with Owens saying, “Dear Celebrities, I’m sorry to be the one to have to break this to you, but we do not care, not in the slightest particle of an imaginary thing, what you think.”

Not only does she hit the nail on the head, but Owens’ exact words can be heard from the mouths of so many Americans, from both the right and the left. Celebrities are not to be worshipped for their political thought.

Can celebrities be activists? Of course. Should celebrities cast stones at those that do not agree with their ideology? They certainly should not.

Not only do celebrities alienate a part of their fan-base by indulging in political issues, they cast an entire shadow on all of Hollywood. A toxic shadow that spreads like wildfire that America had rather not be forced to observe. We wish to escape the real world when we attend a sporting event, a concert, or watch a movie. We, as Americans, look to celebrities for entertainment and leisure, nothing more.

Owens continues, “If this surprises you, I understand. Because, let’s be fair: We play an important role in your delusion. We camp out for days to buy tickets to your sold-out shows, then shout for you to reach down from the stage to touch our hands.”

Owens is right. All of us have played into the political culture in Hollywood. We are the reason that they have placed themselves upon such a high pedestal and positioned themselves to bark at the American people who disagree with what they have to say.

We have witnessed a steady decline in ratings of award shows, much like the Academy Awards on Sunday which were down 19 percent from the previous year with 26.5 million viewers. With a steady decline in ratings, you would think that Hollywood would understand that much of their messaging is not well-received.

“I suppose it’s easy to believe that after all the adulation, all the fan mail and all the magazine covers, you may have actually come to believe that we care what you think,” says Owens. “But you’re wrong. Nobody cares what you think.”

“Nobody.”

“Well, maybe your mother and your therapist do, but we don’t … not even a little,” says Owens.

Not only does this video signal that America is awakening to the dangers of Hollywood, it signals that we will no longer stand for it. No longer will Hollywood lecture us on what is “right” and “wrong” in America. Hollywood is largely comprised of hypocrites, liars, gun control advocates, pedophiles, and pro-abortion activists. And they expect us to listen to them when it comes to taking morally important stances?

I don’t think so.

Kyle Morris is a senior at the University of Alabama and a Yellowhammer News contributor. He also writes for The Daily Caller.

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2 months ago

College course to impeach Trump is divisive and despicable

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(Pixabay)

 

(Opinion) Originally reported by Celine Ryan and Brandon Jones of Campus Reform, a class is being offered at San Diego State University next month devoted entirely to the subject of getting Donald Trump out of the White House.

The class, titled “Trump: Impeachment, Removal, or Conviction?”, will focus on impeachment and removal under the 25th amendment, and the possible charges of the independent counsel among other things.

The required text for the class is called “The Case for Impeachment,” which was published after Donald Trump was elected.

The class will cost students a fee of $221 and grants them one final credit that they may need in order to obtain a degree.

What has the world come to? Colleges, which have been known to indoctrinate students for quite some time now, are infiltrating the minds of America’s young adults to work against the current administration.

Will the madness sweeping across American college campuses ever end? Sadly, I don’t believe it will. I think the divisive aspect of college campuses will remain for quite some time. This class will most likely transform into an opinion-based class where students are free to express their hatred for the Trump administration. This class will offer sanctuary for students to complain because they feel entitled to America’s offerings that they are not working hard to obtain.

At a time when America is so divided, it would be heartwarming to see a class titled, “We really are not that different” or “How to Bridge a Divided America.” Instead, administrators approved a class that will only further America’s divide. Providing a class rooted in impeaching and charging a particular president is beyond disgusting. Are there people that do not like President Trump? Yes. Are there people that do like President Trump? Yes. Why contribute to the hostile environment that is already running rampant outside of the college arena? We must find ways to unite the American people and this class certainly isn’t going to do that.

While it is important for the American people to understand policy and how the President of the United States could face impeachment, a class devoted to the impeachment of Trump and Trump alone is despicable. I have so many questions about this class. Will it be factual? Will it be hate-driven? What’s the background like of the instructor who will be teaching this course? If this course is bipartisan driven, it could potentially prove successful, although I do not see that being the case.

Only time will tell how this course reacts to an administration that is criticized so heavily by media and many Americans.

Colleges must stop entertaining partisan politics and allow students to acquire their own opinions about political circumstances. It’s time to work together so that everyone has a better understanding of others who don’t see eye to eye on political ideology.

Kyle Morris is a senior at the University of Alabama and a Yellowhammer News contributor. He also writes for The Daily Caller.

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2 months ago

Ridiculous Black Panther tweet shows how divided we’ve become, how far we’ll go not to offend

(Marvel Entertainment/YouTube)

(Marvel Entertainment/YouTube)

 
 
(Opinion) On Monday, the founder of The Planetary Society, Emily Lakdawalla sent out a tweet that caused a great deal of controversy. She stated that she did not buy tickets for the opening night of Black Panther because she “did not want to be the white person sucking Black joy out of the theater.”

After posting her dimwitted tweet, users started responding to Lakdawalla. Some people agreed, while others railed against Lakdawalla’s comments calling her foolish. Lakdawalla later deleted the tweet and sent out another tweet informing her followers that she “…had to exercise the block button a lot…”

 

This is beyond ludicrous and is a sure sign that we are becoming more and more divided. No one should feel that they cannot see a movie in fear of being the only white person, black person, or Hispanic person. If you are excited to see a sure-to-be blockbuster hit, buy tickets to see the damn thing. The left-wing narrative that certain individuals should shape and alter their lifestyles based solely upon movies, plays, songs, or any other art form is beyond disgusting.

Aside from having a majority black cast, Black Panther does not focus on race-related issues. Lakdawalla’s mindless tweet that insists she doesn’t want to upset black people coming to the theater to watch Black Panther is disturbing. She wants to segregate the theater so that one race feels relaxed. Sound familiar?

Why does Lakdawalla feel that she can’t join black people to watch Black Panther? Why did she think she would suck the joy out of the film for them? If Lakdawalla truly cares about this film and what it stands for, perhaps she should be advocating for white people to go see it immediately. Perhaps it could open white peoples’ minds as to the affective message of the film and why Lakdawalla may be afraid to go on opening night. This film celebrates black actors and actresses, indeed, but it is not for an all-black audience. Anyone that feels different would be of prejudice.

Among many replies sent to Lakdawalla, a few reminded us all that humanity is slowly dying.

Frank Gallop replied to Lakdawalla saying, “White people shouldn’t be allowed back into a theater. They have had their time in Hollywood.”

Tyler Baines-Cadbury replied in a tweet saying, “White people shouldn’t be allowed to review Black Panther lest their innate racial bias subconsciously reflect in their reviewing. White people simply can’t be impartial. PoC only please.”

When will the radical left understand that their game of identity politics is only dividing us? Why not celebrate this film for what it really is? We should come together to enjoy this movie. It has great actors and actresses, one of which I am very fond of, Danai Gurira. Gurira stars in AMC’s The Walking Dead. She is a great actress. Not because she is black, but because she has great talent. In both Black Panther and The Walking Dead, Gurira faces life-altering challenges. Those challenges are what many people around the world can connect with. That is why she is idolized.

I am tired of seeing minority groups being deemed as different because they are a minority. I am tired of the left’s continuous agenda to “support” minorities only to get re-elected. Minorities must wake up to the false promises the Democrats are promising to them. The only ones oppressing minorities and people of color, in today’s time, are the people from the left who point out minority group differences each and every day.

I see actors, activists, and artists, and all other people for their true abilities. I wish the left would too.

Kyle Morris is a senior at the University of Alabama and a Yellowhammer News contributor. He also writes for The Daily Caller.

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2 months ago

Why the immigration divide in America is disheartening and scary

(U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement/Flickr)

(U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement/Flickr)

 
 
(Opinion) At 12:01 am on Friday, the government will no longer have the funds to operate.

Once again, we are faced with the possibility of a government shutdown and the Democrats have made it clear that they will stand alongside “Dreamers” before the American people. While I somewhat understand the importance of a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers, I have doubt that they would face deportation should the deadline for DACA arrive. In a statement on Tuesday, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said that Dreamers were ‘not a priority for deportation’ should Obama immigration protections expire.

The issue I take with all of this is that Democrats in Congress are more willing to place the lives of so many American government employees in danger. It isn’t that the Democrats are forgetting our men and women fighting for our freedom overseas, they’re just wanting to make a “point.” A point that is so un-American that it makes my head hurt. A point that goes against everything America represents. A point that places hopeful citizens in front of citizens. In what realm does this make sense?

The divide America is currently facing is truly scary.  The fact that the Democrats are willing to take such a hard stance on immigration in spite of the current administration is frightening. The Democrats currently serving have shown more hate for President Trump than any political party ever has towards a president. They will do anything, even if it means endangering Americans, to get their progressive point across.

On Monday, Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif. was asked whether she would accept a short-term spending bill this week while the discussion of immigration continued. She responded, “I’m going to have a problem with it.” She continued in saying, “We have to protect these kids.”

Sen. Harris has one agenda: to protect Dreamers. Instead of offering solutions, she wants to sit around and talk about how we must protect the Dreamers. Protecting these children is something most Republicans and Democrats agree upon. She just wants her way in giving the Dreamers immediate citizenship. It doesn’t work that way.

Sen. Harris has continuously thrown a pity party for the Dreamers and has argued the case that Dreamers are all hardworking and devoted individuals. “They have been coming in the tens of thousands to the Capitol, every day,” she said. “God only knows how they afford it, by bus, train, who knows how they get there.”

“They’re sleeping 10-deep on someone’s living room floor, walking through the halls of the United States Congress because they believe in our government, and these kids believe that if we see them and hear their stories, we would acknowledge that we should continue to protect them, as we promised we would,” Harris added.

I am ready to see the Democrats work with the Republicans in getting successful legislation passed for the American people. I am ready to see the Democrats put American citizens first. While I support a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers, it is not worth shutting the American government down for.

Kyle Morris is a senior at the University of Alabama and a Yellowhammer News contributor. He also writes for The Daily Caller.

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3 months ago

Unborn children are America’s real ‘dreamers’

 

(Opinion) On Monday night, many of our Senators failed to stand alongside the unborn by voting against the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The bill aimed to ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, yet failed to garner the 60 votes needed to end the madness. With a 51-46 vote, the bill was rejected.

Two Republican Senators, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, voted against the bill. Three Democratic Senators, Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Joe Donnelly of Indiana voted in favor of the bill.

Under the bill, anyone who performed an abortion after 20 weeks of gestation would face a fine, up to five years in prison, or both.

After the vote, President Trump issued a statement expressing his disappointment saying, “We must defend those who cannot defend themselves. I urge the Senate to reconsider its decision and pass legislation that will celebrate, cherish, and protect life.”

Around 20 states already ban abortion after 20 weeks.

After voting ended, the lead sponsor of the bill, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. implied that he wanted to give it another shot.

“We will be back,” said Graham. “Twenty states have passed a version of it. The more the public understands about what we are trying to do the better off we will be.”

Along with China, Singapore, North Korea, Vietnam, Canada, and the Netherlands, the United States will continue the murdering of babies after 20 weeks of pregnancy. This is beyond despicable! The Democrats, who are so persistent in seeing that the “dreamers” receive citizenship, ignore the well-being of unborn American children. The party of love, tolerance, and acceptance has failed the American people in voting against this bill.

The Democrats have put illegal aliens ahead of the American people for so long that they have forgotten what it is like to assist the American people. This must end. The Democrats must open their eyes to the vile destruction of abortion. Once they awaken, I believe the Democrats will find that they have made the correct decision. While the Democrats may not be in favor of ending abortion entirely, they could have easily compromised with Republicans by supporting the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.

Should it have passed, the bill would have only prevented abortions after 20 weeks, which is a great first step for Republicans. The real “dreamers” in America are those that are still in the womb. They have an entire life ahead of them and the Democrats are preventing them from living that life.

While the day may never come, I look forward to when no more babies can be viciously murdered only because they aren’t wanted or viewed as a burden. Democrats have a nasty habit of calling Trump inhumane in calling for the deportation of illegal aliens, yet they are in favor of abortion – one of the most inhumane procedures that exists in our country.

Abortion should only be permitted when life-threatening issues are present or in cases of rape or incest. I stand beside the babies who have no voice and I urge you all to do the same. A healthy future for children depends on what we do today.

Kyle Morris is a senior at the University of Alabama and a Yellowhammer News contributor. He also writes for The Daily Caller.

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3 months ago

Excuse me while I geek out about Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Courtesy of Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Facebook)
Courtesy of Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Facebook)

Love her or hate her, there is no denying the brevity and resilience Sarah Huckabee Sanders exhibits each time she steps behind the White House Press Secretary podium.

Since taking office, President Trump has faced an extreme amount of criticism. Some of the criticism was deserved, some of it wasn’t. Regardless of what the criticism was, Sanders’ job is to adequately represent President Trump and his administration during each daily briefing.

Sanders, the daughter of former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, is confronted with difficult questions during each press briefing. Most people expect the Press Secretary to perform like a robot and adjust to the harshness and crudeness of the press. Sanders does everything but.

Sanders, who took office in July 2017, is not your typical White House Press Secretary. But with an always contemptuous press hammering you with sometimes difficult questions, how can you expect her to be? This woman has taken on a very difficult position that takes an extreme amount of courage and endurance.

Sanders has been criticized heavily over the last few months for the way she handles herself in the briefing room. She was especially criticized in November 2017 after she asked members of the Press to say what they were thankful for before taking questions. To me, this was a great idea. I thought it united the press and the White House, which is something you don’t see very often in today’s political climate.

Personally, I believe Sanders is doing a great job. When the press fires, Sanders fires right back. Sanders possesses the ability to understand when certain media outlets are asking questions in a scornful manner. While most treat her with equal respect, others are not so nice when it comes their turn. CNN’s Jim Acosta has a bad habit of asking, what I would consider, dumb questions that do not relate to the news of the day. Not once has Acosta asked Sanders a question and not received a bold response.

 

Sanders could potentially be the most astute individual serving in the White House. Sanders’ shrewd ability to break down a situation in a moment’s notice is what makes her so remarkable. Not only is she intelligent enough to outsmart the press when they try to attack her, she always replies in a respectful and factual manner.

Time and time again, I see leftists criticizing Sanders. Whether it be for the way she looks, her clothes, her family, or her ability to make pies, men and women across the country point their fingers at her. During a time when so many preach the narrative that women should be treated with more respect, no one stands up for her. Where is the left-wing media standing up to all of the people who criticize Sanders so heavily? I don’t see or hear them and I understand exactly why I don’t. She is a conservative Republican. If she was in office representing Obama or any other Democrat, she would be highly respected and praised within the media. It appears that there are many inconsistencies within the narrative that so many people preach. ALL women deserve respect.

Overall, Sanders has done exactly what is being asked of her. Her sassiness has crafted her into one of the most well respected and loved individuals of the Trump White House.

Thank you, Sarah.

Kyle Morris is a senior at the University of Alabama and a Yellowhammer News contributor. He also writes for The Daily Caller.

Follow Kyle on Twitter: @RealKyleMorris

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3 months ago

My take on immigration and sanctuary cities isn’t popular, but laws must be respected

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(Jvoves/Flickr)

 

(Opinion) Immigration has been a hot topic for years within the country. Over the past few months the topic has shifted into a “blame Trump game.” While past administrations have exhibited the exact same agenda on immigration as President Trump, they weren’t as active in following through with it.

The Trump Administration is persistent in seeing that those who come to America illegally are rightfully deported. For some reason, the act of deporting those who break American law by coming here illegally upsets left-leaning Americans and the Democrats.

Illegal aliens are consistently protected by the Democrats. Through Sanctuary Cities and hideouts, Democrats assist in the harboring of illegal aliens. Not only is this unconstitutional, it misrepresents everything America stands for. I will be the first to say that immigrants are what make America such a great place; however, we have laws. By letting those that wish to seek refuge in America sneaking across our borders, Democrats are making it harder for those who are trying to do things the correct way.

Those who are trying to come to America legally have my utmost respect. They strive for a new life and ‘The American Dream’ by respecting America’s laws.

By allowing those who seek refuge in America to remain in this country without following the correct process, Democrats are creating a new standard. They are revealing to everyone, even Americans, that they are willing to disrespect those who already live here only to advance their agenda. This is a slap in the face to those following correct procedure and the Americans who are forced to pay taxes to protect illegal aliens.

The leftists are pushing the narrative that the Trump Administration seeks to divide families and wreak havoc on all immigrants coming into the country. That couldn’t be any more untrue. President Trump is more than willing to allow immigrants from all nations into the country. He, along with millions of other Americans, only asks that they follow correct procedure in the process.

No longer can we allow immigrants who seek to disrespect our laws enter our country. If for some reason they do, they must be deported immediately. Breaking in line isn’t fair. It isn’t fair to those living here now that followed the correct process many years ago and it isn’t fair to those waiting to come to America now.

If immigrants coming here illegally have no desire to respect our laws, what makes you think they will respect us as people? What makes you think that they will respect our court systems and our practices?

I understand the harsh living conditions that some may face in their home countries, but America cannot take on that burden from all that seek refuge. We have procedures set in place. Those procedures are meant to be followed.

When will the Democrats begin to follow procedure? When will they begin to care for all of those who are trying to do things properly? Someone must defend those individuals.

While it may be an unpopular stance for many conservatives, I stand with those who respect America and its laws enough to wait their turn in moving to America. They understand that they cannot break the law and receive entitlements. Those are the immigrants we need. The ones that understand direction and work hard for what they want.

As Americans, we must stand up to the wrath and destruction sanctuary cities are causing. Jeff Sessions and the Department of Justice must take action. Sanctuary cities must be eliminated and proper procedures must be followed.

Kyle Morris is a senior at the University of Alabama and a Yellowhammer News contributor. He also writes for The Daily Caller.

Follow Kyle on Twitter: @RealKyleMorris

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3 months ago

Hollywood hypocrisy and fakery on display at the Golden Globes

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(NBC/YouTube)

 

Celebrities from all genres gathered on Sunday evening for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, CA. Many of those celebrities, like Tracee Ellis Ross and Reese Witherspoon, gathered to celebrate the importance of women by promoting the “Time’s Up” agenda set forth by many of the award show attendees.

The notion was for the attendees, both men and women, to wear black in honor of the women who have faced disrespect for decades in the workplace.  This was a sign of solidarity between all of those in Hollywood. The “Time’s Up” message, which was displayed on pins that were worn by many of the activists and stars quickly became a hit, along with the national hashtag used across several popular social media platforms.

After winning the Cecile B. DeMille award, Oprah gave what her peers revere as a presidential speech. In closing she said, “So I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon! And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say “Me too” again.”

The problem many Americans have with Hollywood is their blatant hypocrisy. They parade around as though they are some of the most well regarded and morally correct activists in the history of Hollywood. We all know that isn’t the case. Where has Oprah been during the entire #MeToo movement? Oprah giving a speech at The Golden Globe Awards is like Donald Trump giving a speech to Fox News viewers. She was speaking to her fan base. Ben Shapiro touched on her hypocrisy during an appearance on “The Story” with Martha MacCallum:

 

In an industry that has regarded women as sex symbols since its formation, it is hard to listen to certain individuals from the industry give us their opinion. Celebrities donned “Time’s Up” pins as they walked the red carpet and talked about how much women meant to them. It was painful to watch. Not because of the message, but because many of those speaking about the message have horrid pasts of blatantly disrespecting themselves and women around the country.

It is time for Hollywood to make adjustments. They must cleanse the wrath of disrespect towards women that is contained within Hollywood before attempting to cleanse the minds of others. The #MetToo movement is one of the most powerful movements in recent years, yet Hollywood is ruining it by acting as though they are at the helm. Celebrities aren’t the only ones who face disrespect. Several thousand women face abuse each day. You simply don’t hear about it because they are not a prominent voice in Hollywood. It’s beyond sad.

Rose McGowan, who was one of the first prominent voices throughout the entire movement, tweeted to those in Hollywood exhibiting what she describes as “fakery.”

Rose McGowan is correct. There is no time for fakery.

Instead of working to expose those who are dangerously making advances towards women working in Hollywood, these prominent voices should be lending a voice to the not so powerful that work at everyday jobs in America. Those are the ones who need a voice the most.

The color you wear to an elite awards show makes no difference. True respect towards women in the workplace and the country starts with real change. Real change can begin in Hollywood if they are wise enough.

Sex sells and all of Hollywood understands that. Will they change their methods to match the statements they so highly regard? Will the women of Hollywood continue to star alongside, and work for, the men who are so disrespectful? If they care enough about the movement and what they stand for, will they step aside and expose the real horrors of Hollywood? Only time will tell.

Kyle Morris is a senior at the University of Alabama and a Yellowhammer News contributor. He also writes for The Daily Caller.

Follow Kyle on Twitter: @RealKyleMorris

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4 months ago

Parents, please teach your kids respect of country, flag and president

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As a society, many parents are failing. Not only are they failing themselves, they are also failing their children. This “failing” has a lot to do with the techniques they use in raising and teaching their children.

Children must be taught to love while abiding the law and others. It seems as though more and more parents are unwilling to parent their children properly. Usually, it isn’t that they don’t care, they just aren’t sure what to do. One thing parents must be sure of is that they instill American values in their children. Values to love and protect this land and all that it stands for. What we have seen within the last year from certain organizations like Antifa is a rebellion of children, and sometimes adults, who did not get their way. They are disgruntled because they can not act or do as they please.

What is it that these childish beings seek? A leader? A teacher? A friend?

They search for all of this, when in fact they should be searching for respect and patience. No riot or protest where fighting and destruction is involved will change things for the better in America.

I see young adults in the streets burning America’s flag while saying, “Not my president!” That is heartbreaking. It is hard for me, as someone who loves this country and its many opportunities, to sit back and watch these brats spit on, step on, and burn the American flag. Flag desecration and the destruction of others’ property is beyond disgusting. Millions with that flag sewn into their clothing have died while fighting to provide a better life for all of us here on American soil.

I have news for all of you who parade around each day protesting: It is 2018, and Donald Trump is your president. Along with millions of others, I sat back for 8 years and allowed Obama to run this country the way he saw fit. I see now that the way he saw fit included greatly increasing our debt, sparing the lives of some of our country’s greatest heroes, and creating an uncontrollable race war. I had the decency to stay at home while Obama wasted tax dollars. I didn’t argue with radical leftists. I was raised properly. My parents taught me respect. They taught me how to learn from others and associate with others in a moral manner. For that, I am eternally grateful.

To all parents and caretakers in America: I ask that you sit down with your children and discuss these problems. If you aren’t sure of what guidance to give them so that they can become a more caring and loving person, read articles or books. Show them that they matter while also telling them that others matter. The days of children thinking that the world revolves around them should be no more. At our current state, we have too many other problems to worry about. Show your children the great things America offers and reveal to them the dangers of Venezuela, North Korea and Iran. Show them how great they are being treated in America.

It is time for millennials to change the political realm in America. Be the generation that assisted them in doing so. Millennials must reach across the aisle and work with one another and that all begins with the values that you teach them when they are a child.

Kyle Morris is a senior at the University of Alabama and a Yellowhammer News contributor. He also writes for The Daily Caller.

Follow Kyle on Twitter: @RealKyleMorris

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4 months ago

Donald Trump didn’t need cable news in 2017, but cable news needs Donald Trump in 2018

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(Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

 

(Opinion) Like him or not, I think we all can agree that President Donald Trump, for whatever reason, continuously grasped the attention of many different media outlets in 2017.

Each morning, Trump would set the tone for daily news coverage by tweeting. CNN, Fox News, CBS, MSNBC, etc. would foam at the mouth in anticipation for the President to send out a tweet dissing someone or discussing the problems America faces. Whatever the topic of those tweets, the mainstream media would cover it in full and offer analysis from many different commentators throughout each day.

This has become the standard for cable news. It’s a constant battle of left versus right and is never ending.

Individuals from all over the country, whether they identify as independent, left-leaning, or right-leaning, would tune in to their preferred outlet to find out the latest on Trump. This increased ratings tremendously, whether those specific news outlets want to admit it or not.

Right-wing commentators would almost always rush to defend Trump against the left, while left-leaning commentators would almost always rush to trash the president for whatever he may have tweeted. Even before he took office, news outlets began splitting. It became the battle of networks. If you favored the president, you were assumed to watch Fox News. If you disliked the president, you were assumed to watch CNN.

Time and time again, President Trump has blasted cable news networks and media outlets for challenging his ability to lead the American people by referring to them as “FAKE NEWS.” Over time, this phrase has been popularized by people who dislike a particular network, particularly CNN.

Shortly after taking office, Trump lashed out at cable news networks and other media outlets by saying they were “the enemy of the American people!”

While cable news has always been relevant, I feel as though Trump boosted viewership tremendously within his first year in office. Trump gave cable news a voice in 2017. A voice that extended to all walks of life in America.

Think about it. When you turn on the television to any news network, who are they covering?

It is almost always Trump or his administration. What Trump has to say matters. Whether it is how many scoops of ice cream he receives or how many Diet Cokes he consumes each day, cable news is always nearby to cover it. Whether they are attempting to smear Trump or increase his credibility, cable news continuously covers the Trump administration.

The way I see it, nothing will change for 2018.

Trump will continue to tweet and the media will continue to talk about those tweets.

While most cable news networks will continue to show bias, you are sure to find them covering Trump daily within 2018.

Without him, what would they have to report on or be upset about?

He is their voice and they know that.

Kyle Morris is a senior at the University of Alabama and a Yellowhammer News contributor. He also writes for The Daily Caller.

Follow Kyle on Twitter: @RealKyleMorris

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4 months ago

Conservatism remains relevant among millennials

Students gather in West Palm Beach for the Student Action Summit hosted by Turning Point USA.
Students gather in West Palm Beach for the Student Action Summit hosted by Turning Point USA.

 

Last week, I had the opportunity to travel to West Palm Beach, Florida to attend the Student Action Summit hosted by Turning Point USA (TPUSA).

This special event gathered nearly 3,000 college and high school students from across the country. There were even students from Canada in attendance. Eager pupils waited for hours each day to hear leaders within the conservative movement like Ben Shapiro, Dinesh D’Souza, and Dennis Prager entice them with new information.

With all the networking that took place over the three days that I was in attendance, one thing was clear: Millennials embrace conservatism.

As millennials within the conservative movement, it is important that we reach out to other millennials who seek to spread the conservative agenda. I saw nothing less as students greeted one another and spoke about important issues such as the GOP tax plan, abortion, and the never-ending problems within our current immigration policy.

While the left-wing media is hard at work attempting to convert millennials to the “dark side,” young conservatives are employing strategies to advance the agenda. I must say that is working wonderfully.

Throughout the conference, I had the chance to speak with several students. Tommy Manninen, who attends school at Minnesota State University Moorhead, says he heard about the event on Twitter from TPUSA founder Charlie Kirk and suggested that many of the students involved with the College Republicans chapter at his college attend the event.

Manninen, who says he was reluctant at first to attend the event, stated that he enjoyed the ability to network with other conservatives and learn more about conservatism as a whole.

 

Throughout the conference, several conservative personalities like Allie Stuckey, Lauren Cooley and Lawrence Jones provided training and offered techniques to conservatives looking to make a difference in America. Most of the speakers also spoke on the importance of limited government and free markets.

Besides showing that conservatism is alive and well within the lives of many millennials, this momentous occasion shows that there are many students who wish to help America regain its strength. These students want to see America reach its full potential. By preparing America for success, these conservative millennials are actually preparing themselves for success.

 

Conservatism has been passed down through generations to the newest wave of conservatives. If it is not handled with care, it is destined for extinction. With organizations like TPUSA, the demise of conservatism is far out of sight.

While older generations may have doubts, they can rest assured that not all millennials are “snowflakes.” While it may be a daunting and dangerous task, millennials are here to protect and defend conservative values.

Click here to learn more about TPUSA.

Kyle Morris is a senior at the University of Alabama, majoring in telecommunication and film with a minor in political science and Yellowhammer News contributor. He also writes for The Daily Caller.

Follow Kyle on Twitter: @RealKyleMorris

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