7. Baby formula shortage is a big deal
- There is no sign that the baby formula shortage is getting better. In fact, it is getting way worse. In the first half of 2021, the out-of-stock rate for formula was between 2% and 8% while right now the rate is near 40%.
- Datasembly CEO Ben Reich said the issue was complicated. He advised, “[G]iven the unprecedented amount of volatility to the category, we anticipate baby formula to continue to be one of the most affected products in the market.” This is a huge deal because many babies only use the formula for their nutrition, and homemade formula is not as simple as some suggest and could be deadly.
6. Britt isn’t another Shelby
- U.S. Senate candidate Katie Britt has responded to some of the accusations that she will be “Richard Shelby 2.0” if elected since she was formerly U.S. Senator Richard Shelby’s (R-Tuscaloosa) chief of staff and he has made it clear she is his candidate with words and campaign cash.
- Britt has said when people ask her about this matter, she says, “I’ve learned a great deal from that man, and I will always be grateful. But I am going to take what I learned, I’m gonna take my knowledge of the state, take what I’ve seen in the Senate, and I’m gonna be my own person…I’m gonna be outspoken on conservative causes, and I’m gonna fight every single day for hard-working Alabamians.”
5. Transgender law is harmful and unethical
- The University of Alabama at Birmingham and Children’s of Alabama pediatric endocrinologist Dr. Hussein Abdul-Latif has recently spoken out about the laws prohibiting transgender medical procedures for youth in the state, saying he doesn’t believe the law protects children.
- Abdul-Latif added, “the potential harm is much greater than the alleged benefits that the lawmakers are claiming.” UAB has a Gender Clinic that Abdul-Latif currently works at where both children and adults can receive treatment for gender dysphoria. He went on to say that there “will be a pretty big” mental health toll, “and I know that it’s going to put me in situations where I am sad, that I feel paralyzed that I cannot help, where in other situations I wouldd have been able to help them, you know, a week ago.”
4. White House hasn’t seen violence in protests (and fire-bombing)
- White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that as protests have continued outside the homes of some U.S. Supreme Court justices, they have “not seen violence.” She emphasized that President Joe Biden was seeking to keep protests peaceful. The U.S. Senate passed a unanimous bill increasing the security for Supreme Court justices and their families.
- Psaki asked about the protests and the violence against a pro-life organization, Wisconsin Family Action, which had its headquarters set on fire over the weekend. She said they “have not seen violence or vandalism against Supreme Court justices. Psaki added, “We have seen it at Catholic churches. That’s unacceptable. The president does not support that. We have seen it at some conservative organizations. We don’t support that. We know the passion. We understand the passion. We understand the concern. But what the president’s position is, is that that should be peaceful – the protests.”
3. Prices have spiked again
- Gas prices in Alabama have spiked once again, and the average is now $4.03, according to AAA. Only a month ago, the statewide average for a gallon of gasoline was $3.88. In just one week, the average price has risen by 18 cents. Diesel fuel is at an all-time high in Alabama, averaging $5.35 per gallon.
- Nationally, a gallon of gasoline costs $4.32. Some of the increase in prices has been credited to seasonal demand, but an analysis released by AAA said that supply was still low and prices “will likely face upward pressure as oil prices remain above $105 per barrel.”
2. Joe Biden is channeling Doug Jones on abortion, no restrictions until birth
- Even though President Joe Biden was vehemently pro-life in the past, his new position is so radical that his press secretary can’t even bring herself to express it out loud. Biden’s pro-life record is clear as he voted against Medicaid funding abortions, the Hyde Amendment, said he was personally opposed to abortion and voted to prohibit federal workers from using health insurance on abortion services, but his shift is based on his fear of his liberal base in the 2020 elections.
- While pretending his political opponents are extremists, his mouthpiece Jen Psaki refused to answer a very simple question on the matter of abortion and restrictions. Psaki was asked, “Does the president have a clear belief on if there should be any restrictions on abortion?” She responded with a telling non-answer, saying his “view is that women should be able to make choices about their own health care.” Pathetically, this echoes former Alabama U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D-Mountain Brook) who said, “I’m not in favor of anything that is going to infringe on a woman’s right and her freedom to choose. That’s just the position that I’ve had for many years. It’s a position I continue to have. But I want people to understand that once that baby is born, I’m going to be there for that child. That’s where I become a right-to-lifer.” This is a position held by very few people but declared “moderate” by the media.
1. Casey White has been caught, Vicky White is dead
- Corrections officer Vicky White and escaped inmate Casey White were caught in Evansville, Ind. The couple was caught by police after a chase. Vicky suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound after their vehicle crashed. She was treated at a hospital, where she then died.
- Police started pursuing the couple after a tip had been sent in that Casey and Vicky were at a hotel in the area. Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton has confirmed that Casey was to be returned to Alabama and face charges.