7. First Lady Jill Biden has tested positive for COVID-19 and President Joe Biden is back to wearing a mask. Mask mandates continue to creep in and public schools are leading the way with a school in Maryland demanding third-graders being forced to wear N95 masks for the next 10 days.
6. The leader of the “Proud Boys” received the longest sentence of any of the Jan. 6 rioters after he apologizes for rioting. The judge said, “[Enrique] Tarrio, the ultimate leader, the ultimate person who organized, who was motivated by revolutionary zeal” and shows “no remorse.”
5. I-65 is not the only road project that has supporters attempting to get some attention for their desired roads. The mayors of the affected region think that Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth’s push for more lanes on I-65 is going to slow down or kill their project.
4. Alabama taxpayers got hosed by Walmart because they charged them for grocery taxes last Friday but if you kept your grocery receipt you can get a $5 gift card.
3. The leaders from three branches of the U.S. military are the latest military leaders to attack U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) and suggest military readiness is suffering over the abortion decision by the Pentagon but they can’t ask President Joe Biden to back off his illegal scheme. Comically, some are suggesting it is about time Tuberville is being attacked for this, as if it hasn’t been going on non-stop for months.
2. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has now jumped into the fray over libraries and their sexual content directed at children. The media is not handling this well but they are also refusing to defend the books being called into question. Wonder why?
1. Federal court does what federal courts do: Side with Democrats on redistricting efforts, just like federal courts did in North Carolina and Florida. This is setting up another Supreme Court showdown after the federal court-appointed special master redraws the state’s congressional districts.