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7 Things: Kavanaugh accuser may not appear for a hearing, Trump and Shelby agree on giving Kavanaugh and his accuser a fair hearing, father of child who brought a gun to school arrested and more …

7. As parts of America moves towards a cash-less bail, including Cullman County, illegal immigrants show why this won’t work

— With California and Cullman County facing rulings where cash-less bail may become a very real possibility, a new report finds monitoring bracelets don’t work for three out of 10 illegal immigrants.

— The associate director for ICE testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, saying, “three in 10 family units are cutting off their ankle bracelets at the beginning of the process when they’ve been released from our custody.”

6. Alabama is getting fatter every single day

— Seven states, including Alabama have obesity rates over 35 percent. Only two states (Hawaii and Colorado) have rates below 25 percent.

— Besides the obvious health risks, including hypertension, diabetes and cancer, a recent report estimated that overweight people cost the economy $149 billion annually in health care spending and $66 billion in lowered economic productivity every year.

5. Alabama Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon states the obvious, says Governor Kay Ivey has no need to debate

— McCutcheon made the obvious political calculus, opining, “The candidates of those campaigns, they need to look at the polling, they need to look at the issues, they need to look at the opportunity they have.”

— While the debate continues to be Walt Maddox’s main campaign trail talking point, the governor continues to let him and the media know she has no interest in doing the debate they want so badly.

4. Democratic gubernatorial nominee Walt Maddox does not support the Alabama constitutional amendment, declaring abortion is a “right”

— Alabama Democrats will constantly attempt to brand themselves as anything but pro-choice. This act usually gives way to reality when they are given the option to show who they truly are.

— Amendment Two, according to the Alabama Policy institute, “would add language to the state constitution acknowledging the sanctity of unborn life and stipulating that the state constitution provides no right to abortion,” and Maddox is a “NO” vote on that matter.

3. Convicted felon in Huntsville arrested after his second grader shoots self in elementary school

— Letroy Cole Jr. was arrested after an investigation into an accidental shooting at Blossomwood Elementary. He was not charged in relation to the actual shooting.

— Cole is a convicted felon who should not have a firearm, let alone a stolen one. He was charged with fourth-degree receiving stolen property and illegal possession of a pistol.

2. Democrats have already convicted Judge Brett Kavanaugh, but Alabama Senator Richard Shelby and President Donald Trump say the accusation is serious and must be vetted

— Echoing most Republicans and the president of the United States’ call for the accuser to “state her case,” Senator Shelby’s spokesperson said, “Sen. Shelby trusts that Chairman Grassley is working diligently to get to the bottom of these claims- particularly after being deprived of this information for many weeks.”

— Democratic Senators like Hiram Hirono (D-HI) are being praised for convicting Kavanaugh and saying, “They need to be believed,” in spite of all the issues at hand, for saying, “[J]ust shut up and step up. Do the right thing for a change.”

1. It now appears the accuser of Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh will not appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee

— Further proving this is probably garbage, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford was invited to tell her story to the committee in public and take questions on alleged assault, but Chairman Sen. Charles Grassley has not heard from Ford after multiple requests over the last “the last 36 hours.”

— The Kavanaugh friend who was allegedly in the room, Mike Judge, will not be appearing before Congress, but he has issued a letter further denying the events described that took place — which angers the media. But remember that the accuser has no idea when, where or even what season the alleged party took place.

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