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7 Things: Democrats cope; shutdown looms; AL high schools get nuts; and more …

7. United Auto Workers strikes have come to Alabama with the UAW striking ZF Chassis Systems in Tuscaloosa. ZF Chassis Systems says this has nothing to do with the strike in Detroit, “This is a local negotiation and unrelated to the national discussions that are taking place with the Detroit Three.”

6. Anniston High School cancels homecoming after fights led to a shooting that left one girl injured.

5. Even Democrats are embarrassed by the U.S. Senate rules being changed so Sen. John Fetterman (D-Pa.) can roam around in his shorts and hoodies. Democrat leaders like Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) want this reversed and even Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is tired of it too.

4. A “respected” Alabama teacher was found in a burning gym, shirtless, and with a gun. The principal found him surrounded by broken windows and in an agitated state. Saks High School Principal Seth Taylor was praised by Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade who said, “I can’t speak highly enough of how he handled himself, was able to get the teacher to put the weapon down and get him away from it and notify the SRO.”

3. New body cam footage shows officers talking to Minor High School Band Director Johnny Mims after he was tased about how the kids are now going to hate the cops and that all he had to do was comply. Mims repeatedly denies swiping at officers and said he said, “Please let me go,” and the officer who tased him lamented the fact that it had to happen, “This might be the worst thing I ever did, bro. You know, you didn’t want to listen, bro.” Also, Birmingham City Schools is refuting Mims’ claims that this was a planned “5th Quarter” performance.

2. A government shutdown continues to look more and more likely as Republicans can not come to an agreement in the U.S. House on moving the debate to the floor. Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is showing his frustration, “This is a whole new concept of individuals who just want to burn the whole place down.” The White House is telling federal agencies to prepare for a shutdown, they will probably attempt to make this hurt, but they will also keep funding Ukraine.

1. After Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) collapsed and moved some military nominations forward, the media and their Democrats pathetically coped. U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) reveled in the vindication that the U.S. Senate can, in fact, pass promotions and nominations one by one.

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Dale Jackson is a thought leader for Yellowhammer News and hosts a talk show from 5-9 a.m. weekdays on WVNN and on Talk 99.5 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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