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  • Shots exchanged during road rage incident on I-20 during morning rush hour

    Excerpt from AL.com:

    An apparent case of road rage led to an exchange of gunfire on Interstate 20 Thursday morning.

    It all began about 7:30 a.m. on I-20 westbound just before the Interstate 459 south ramp. The victim – a 22-year-old man from Pell City – told Irondale the suspect cut off him off and then continued the harassment.

    A short time later, the victim said, the motorist pulled out what looked like an AK-47 and opened fire. The victim pulled his own gun and returned shots, said Irondale police Det. Sgt. Michael Mangina.

    The victim was not injured, but police have found at least nine bullet holes in his Nissan. The passenger side window also was shot out, and there was a passenger in the vehicle at the time.

  • TVA Opens Guntersville Dam for First Time Since September 11, 2001 Attacks

    Excerpt from The Advertiser-Gleam:

    TVA has re-opened the dam for very limited public tours. That’s the good news. The bad news is that the tours filled very quickly and no more are scheduled for the immediate future.

    Access to the interior of the dam has not been available since the 9/11 terrorist attacks of 2001. The new tours are a pilot program to get people back in the dam.

    For decades after its construction, the powerhouse of the dam was open to the public. You could go in just about anytime you wanted. The same was true for the top of the dam, where people could walk across. But it all changed due to the security risks after 9/11.

  • Alabama officials oppose possible automobile, parts tariffs

    Excerpt from Decatur Daily:

    Alabama Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield said large tariffs on imported automobiles and parts — and potential counter tariffs imposed by other countries — could lead to lost jobs in Alabama.

    Canfield said his office will continue to communicate to President Donald Trump’s administration that possible 25 percent tariffs would hurt the state.

    Trump has asked the U.S. Commerce Department to study the tariffs on national security grounds, hoping to bring back jobs, The Associated Press reported this week. But industry experts and analysts say the increased costs will raise prices, hurt sales and bring layoffs. Already, the U.S. has imposed tariffs on some Chinese-made autos and parts, but extending them to Canada and Mexico would hurt the industry more.

6 hours ago

Alabama Rep. Mike Rogers says Mueller probe should be ended by ‘Jefferson Beauregard Sessions’

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The numbers do not lie: America is clearly starting to turn on the Special Counsel investigation by Robert Mueller. The IG report on the FBI cast more doubt on some of the players involved and the non-stop media coverage has Americans growing weary. U.S. Representative Mike Rogers (R-AL) told WVNN and Yellowhammer News that this investigation needs to stop now:

“I want it stopped now. I called for that about two weeks ago,” Rogers said. “We’ve passed the one year mark, we have spent $25 million dollars. This town leaks like a sieve on anything and particularly with this group of folks if they had anything it would of been leaked out months ago. Even if they have something, they need to tell us, it has been a year and $25 million dollars. I am a recovering attorney, I know exactly how lawyers work, these people are going to keep running the clock as long as we are willing to keep writing checks every month and paying them.”

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Congressional Republicans who were inclined to “let this play out” are now openly calling for this to end. They are sighting the lack of results, the length of the investigation, the costs, and even the cloud it is casting over the country.

When asked who should be the one to end the investigation Rogers did not miss a beat, he put that task on one of Alabama’s favorite sons “Jefferson Beauregard Sessions.”

Listen to the interview here:

@TheDaleJackson is a contributing writer to Yellowhammer News and hosts a conservative talk show from 7-11 am weekdays on WVNN

12 hours ago

7 Things: Trump caved, Democrats feel emboldened, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall correctly blames Congress, and more …

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1. Make no mistake, President Donald Trump caved

— After saying he couldn’t do anything, he then signed an executive order to end the separation of migrant families and said, “We are going to keep the families together,” but Democrats still want more from the president, he continues to hit Democrats.

— Democrats aren’t going to help Republicans pass an immigration bill, they have no interest in actually solving this issue, they demand more immigration and no enforcement of our laws.

2. Separation of criminals from their children is now over along the U.S. border, maybe

— President Donald Trump’s Executive Order asks a federal judge to allow the government to keep criminals and their children together. If that fails we will go back to a catch-and-release policy that is their desired policy, and that is probably where this is headed.

— This could all be for naught, because the ‘Flores settlement” and subsequent found this covered unaccompanied illegal children but ones that came in with their  parents set a general standard that the government couldn’t hold them in custody for more than 20 days and Democrats are calling this “internment.”

3. Alabama’s Attorney General Steve Marshall calls BS on those blaming President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions for immigration issues

— AG Marshall told Yellowhammer News that leadership shouldn’t decide how to enforce immigration laws based on shifting public opinion or media coverage; this was before Trump issued his executive order on separation between criminals and their family.

— He stated he was optimistic that there would be real change on immigration issues but it was not up to the president to change the law stating, “We are a nation built upon the rule of law, and we cannot — and should not — ask the Executive Branch to enforce the law according to the whims of public opinion or the media on any given day.”

4. Jefferson County School Board member will not resign for stupid Facebook posts

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— Try as they might, al.com was unable to force a Jefferson County School Board member to resign from her job for saying dumb things on Facebook … yet.

— Her crime was posting on Facebook that she was supporting Roseanne Barr and that she thought Valarie Jarrett was Iranian. No word on whether al.com plans on punishing their columnist who defends rapists on their pages.

5. Congressman Mike Rogers (R-Saks) says it is time to fire Strzok and end the Mueller probe

— Rogers told Fox Business that he believes the Mueller probe was started for nefarious reasons and accountability is needed. He said, “we know for a fact they were using their jobs, their positions in the FBI trying to try to keep President Trump from being elected, trying to initiate this probe — those are basises for being fired.”

— Rogers left no doubt about whether the probe should be shut down: “We definitely should shut down the probe, spent enormous amount of money over a year on to no avail. It’s time to stop it.”

6. Unhinged Democrats respond to media and Democrat rhetoric by threatening children

— A man has threatened to kill U.S. Rep. Brian Mast’s children, saying “”I’m going to find the congressman’s kids and kill them” and “If you are going to separate kids at the border, I’m going to kill his kids.”

— Actor Peter Fonda wants Barron Trump to be raped, he actually put this in a Tweet reading, “WE SHOULD RIP BARRON TRUMP FROM HIS MOTHER’S ARMS AND PUT HIM IN A CAGE WITH PEDOPHILES AND SEE IF MOTHER WILL WILL STAND UP AGAINST THE GIANT A****** SHE IS MARRIED TO. 90 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE STREETS ON THE SAME WEEKEND IN THE COUNTRY. F***” (original tweet’s profanity edited to stars).

7. U.S. airlines are weighing in on immigration issues for some reason; Trump should sign order banning them from federal funds

— American, United and Frontier publicly preened that the federal government should not use their airlines to transport children separated from their parents who enter the country illegally.

— The Department of Homeland Security seemed to push back tweeting: “Buckling to a false media narrative only exacerbates the problems at our border and puts more children at risk from traffickers. We wish the airlines would instead choose to be part of the solution.”

2 days ago

7 Things: Cruz offers fix to ‘family separation issue,’ illegals stream into Alabama, Walt Maddox says nothing but still gets headlines, and more

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1. Sen. Ted Cruz offers a bill to end the “child separation” crisis; Sen. Chuck Schumer rejects it to keep a campaign issue

— Cruz’s reasonable bill would require illegal families stopped on the border stay together “absent aggravated criminal conduct or threat of harm to the children.” It would also bring in new judges and temporary shelters, but it will fail as it actually enforces the law.

— Sen. Diane Feinstein has her own terrible bill that would not allow any person with a child to be arrested within 100 miles of the border, giving smugglers, smugglers, and regular criminal aliens a free pass into the United States.

2. More illegals flowing into Alabama in 2018

— Illegals are finally being stopped at the border under the new “zero-tolerance” border policy, but we continue to receive illegal unaccompanied minors in the state of Alabama.

— 453 illegal children have been sent to sponsors in Alabama compared to 598 in all of fiscal year 2017.

3. Candidate for Governor Walt Maddox comes out against enforcing immigration law by locking up lawbreakers too

— In an effort to ride the wave on this issue, Maddox said the president could do something else, saying he also would not be deploying Alabama National Guard troops to the southern border.

— He offered no real solutions and more political softballs: “If I were governor, I would use the power of the office to encourage the president to find a humane solution to this issue.”

4. Let’s check Sen. Doug Jones’ record on immigration, and let’s stop being surprised

— Yesterday my column laid out how Jones’ position on immigration was out of step with Alabamians, and how his attacks on President Trump and DHS Secretary Nielsen put him at odds with most Alabamians.

— This should not surprise Alabamians, Jones’s past is pretty clear: He has opposed the border wall, the termination of DACA, he wanted more legal immigration and opposed Alabama’s HB-56.

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5. On Monday, Alabama Power bailed on the Business Council of Alabama and now others including Regions Bank is out

— The BCA’s power base continues to crumble as Alabama’s big hitters and economic drivers decide they want nothing to do with the embattled organization.

— This all stems from an internal battle over BCA President and CEO Bill Canary leaving the organization. The big dogs want him out now but the powers that be want a longer transition.

6. Some governors won’t send the national guard to the border because they might do their jobs

— Only one governor is actually recalling his troops, most others were never going to send National Guard members to the border, but we are going to pretend this is a rebuke for some reason.

— Governor Ivey is not “mum” on this issue, as the Decatur Daily opines, there are National Guard members on the border and they aren’t coming back, so that is your statement.

7. Rachel Maddow cried on TV, so the debate on issues is over

— The agenda driven reporting in the mainstream media is out of control and completely one-sided.

— On the other side of the issue, Corey Lewandowski mocked a commentator who brought up a 10-year-old girl with down syndrome being taken away from her parents, and Lewandowski used an Internet colloquialism “Womp womp.”

2 days ago

‘Moderate’ Doug Jones continues to prove he is just another liberal on immigration

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Senator Doug Jones’ views on immigration seem to line up more with California Senator Kamala Harris than they do with Alabama voters. He has endorsed Harris’ long-shot attempt to end “child separation” at the border as a standalone bill.

He has also taken to Twitter to publicly blame President Trump for the entire problem:

These aren’t really new positions by Senator Jones.

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In an American Immigration Council article by Melissa Cruz, she points out his views, which are very clear over his career:

“Jones opposes construction of the Trump administration’s U.S.-Mexico border wall

“Jones did not support the termination of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative”

“Jones favors upgrading the immigration system. Specifically, he has proposed reassessing the current quota system, as well as looking at potential overhauls to the administrative procedures for immigration.”

“If we can make a more streamlined process of allowing immigrants into this country legally…” Jones said, “we would have far less undocumented immigrants.”

“Jones publicly spoke out against HB 56—then considered the harshest anti-immigrant law in the country—and reiterated that position throughout his campaign.”

Why this matters:

No one believes Senator Jones would be in D.C. if it was not for the fact that the Republicans nominated a completely destroyed dumpster fire named Roy Moore.

The selling point by Alabama’s political press was that “Jones isn’t even that liberal”, a tactic they are using with Walt Maddox as well.

The problem for Jones is that eventually votes will have to be cast and positions will have to be taken.

The reality is Jones is wildly out of step with most Alabamians and every passing day will expose that.

TheDaleJackson is a contributing writer to Yellowhammer News and hosts a conservative talk show from 7-11 am weekdays on WVNN

3 days ago

7 Things: Illegal immigrants told not to come to U.S., another protest march is planned, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey questions Trump’s tariffs, and more …

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1. Looks like the Trump plan on the border is paying off

— Maria Covernali who helps illegals enter the U.S. is now telling people that coming to America is a bad idea, “What I’m trying to do is like, telling them, telling the people, don’t go because they’re going to take away your kids,” she said.

— The AP calls this a “self-inflicted political crisis,” but even they explain these aren’t really asylum seekers, and that if “a person doesn’t arrive at an appropriate port of entry to claim asylum, the crossing is deemed illegal and prosecuted even if the person does not have a criminal history. With the adult detained and facing prosecution, any minors accompanying them are taken away.”

2. Fear not, the American media is ginning up the activists for another march

— Liberals love protesting and Americans love hating protesters. MSNBC’s Chris Hayes was promoting a march to “Keep families together” (which no one opposes).

This crap started yesterday in New Orleans with Attorney General Jeff Sessions when people marched to the Trump Administration’s MVP’s speech chanting, “No Sessions, No KKK, no fascist USA.”

3. Gov. Kay Ivey sounds the alarm on tariffs and how it isn’t good for Alabama

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— It’s rare to see a Republican in a red state make a statement against President Donald Trump or his policies, but Gov. Ivey joined Senators Richard Shelby and Doug Jones in opposing tariffs that will harm Alabama manufacturing.

— Ivey’s statement is pretty blunt, “I strongly oppose any efforts that may harm those companies that employ thousands of Alabamians and contribute billions to our economy.”

4. Alabama Senator Doug Jones continues to side with illegals over Alabamians

— Jones has tweeted an attack on Donald Trump and DHS Secretary Kristijen Nielsen, “Yes, and , you did. And you can end it with the stroke of a pen. Please do so. Please.”

— This follows Jones announcing that he is co-sponsoring California Senator Kamala Harris’ “Keep Immigrant Families Together Act“. His stance on the border wall and other immigration efforts remains out of step with Alabamians.

5. Support for the Mueller investigation continues to plummet, 45 percent think it should end

— A recent Monmouth poll found that Americans are far less likely to believe the Mueller probe should continue than they were in May of 2017.

— Support for the probe has dropped from 73 percent in May 2017 to 52 percent in June of 2018. Also, those wanting it to end has jumped from 24 percent to 45 percent.

6. President Trump says we are forming a Space Force

— Trump directed the Pentagon to establish a “Space Force” and correctly pointed out that “for too many years, our dreams of exploration and discovery were really squandered by politics and bureaucracy. And we knocked that out.”

— As with most things Trump proposes, Democrats have found a way to oppose it and members of Trump’s cabinet oppose it as well. Defense Secretary James Mattis ” has opposed this saying it was “premature” to do this “at a time I am trying to reduce overhead.”

7. Media continues to leave major facts out of their emotional campaign of photos/audio of young children crying on the border

— An audio recording obtained by ProPublica has children who were brought by their parents or others to the border illegally has been released, they are crying for their family, but their family has been detained for crossing the border outside of our asylum system.

— A photo of a crying toddler has been making the rounds and the photographer is the latest media darling who demands we do something. The fact that she was being smuggled in for $7,000 by someone other than her mother is rarely mentioned.

3 days ago

Immigration debate: ‘There is no room for them at the inn’ is a better Bible verse to reference

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Americans have been told for decades that we need to have a complete and total separation of religion and government, including ignoring your religious beliefs during policy making when it comes to abortion and gay marriage. But when “children are being ripped away from their parents” at the border, the American media and Democrats have found the Bible to be a useful tool for bashing Christians.

Christian leaders were outraged, Attorney General Jeff Sessions responded by referencing his own Bible verse about following the law, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders agreed. Liberals and their media saw an opportunity, and an MSNBC host started quoting the Bible on-air.

The King James Bible has another verse that we can quote out of context for this immigration debate if we are so inclined:

Luke 2:7: “…there was no room for them in the inn.”

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If Americans, their politicians, and the media, were serious about this debate it would be about how illegal immigrants impact our society.

We’d talk about the crime some of them bring and the resources that they consume.

We’d talk about the impact on wages and the employment market.

We’d talk about how a person making minimum wage can‘t afford an apartment on their own.

But this isn’t about any of that.

It is about fighting President Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown, and Donald Trump’s presidency in general. They want more immigrants because they view that as the future of their political power.

This isn’t about reason or even morality, it is about emotional manipulation.

TheDaleJackson is a contributing writer to Yellowhammer News and hosts a conservative talk show from 7-11 am weekdays on WVNN

4 days ago

7 Things: Everyone is mad about a policy from decades ago, Alabama Senator Doug Jones goes soft on immigration, Democrats think Trump is more dangerous than Putin/Kim/Iranian mullahs, and more …

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1. The media is lying to us about border policy, they know they are lying to us, and they don’t care

— No, we are no separating “asylum” seekers as policy, it’s just not true, they are separating EVERYONE who gets caught entering illegally.

— Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen makes this crystal clear:”This misreporting by Members, press & advocacy groups must stop. It is irresponsible and unproductive. … You are not breaking the law by seeking asylum at a port of entry. For those seeking asylum at ports of entry, we have continued the policy from previous Administrations and will only separate if the child is in danger, there is no custodial relationship between ‘family’ members, or if the adult has broken a law. … We do not have a policy of separating families at the border. Period.”

2. Pretend outrage over separated minors policy goes on

— “Reporters“, politicians, First Ladies, and celebrities continue to be “outraged” that America is enforcing it’s immigration policy.

— The misinformation in this matter has been great, most children are sent to live with family members already living in the U.S. Liberals want all immigration policies ended, so they want no prosecutions for anyone bringing in a child.

3. Alabama Senator Doug Jones is going soft on immigration

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— Jones says he’ll co-sponsor ‘Keep Families Together Act’, which would allow kids to stay with their guardians, but the real result would be to release the adults into the U.S. where 90 percent don’t show up in court.

— The stand alone bill will do nothing, and will not pass. Two GOP bills are up this week and Jones has not indicated he would support either.

4. Democrats think President Donald Trump is more dangerous than Kim Jong Un and Iranian mullahs

— Despite the fact that President Trump’s election was 100 percent legal and uncontested, Democrats who are still smarting over it still feel like he is the biggest threat facing the world.

— Democrats think Trump (48 percent), Vladimir Putin (46 percent) and Kim Jong-un (40 percent) are far more dangerous than the mullahs in Iran. Only two percent of Democrats view them as dangerous but six percent view Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu as dangerous.

5. FBI informant approached the Trump campaign with “info” on Hillary Clinton

— While the headlines scream about how Trump associate Roger Stone sought dirt on Hillary Clinton, the dirt was offered by an FBI informant.

— Stone and Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo think they were the targets of a setup by FBI employees hostile to the Trump campaign. The meeting took place two months before the government has acknowledged their investigation started.

6. One dead and 22 hurt in a mass shooting in New Jersey, national media doesn’t care because the wrong gun was used by the wrong attacker

— If a shooting takes place in a state with strong gun laws, with a handgun, and the attacker is black, will anyone care?

— The now-dead shooter was killed by responding police officers, he had been on parole since February for another homicide.

7. Nazi comparison were very in vogue this weekend

— Former CIA director Gen. Michael Hayden tweeted a photo of a concentration camp, while analysts on MSNBC said U.S. detention facilities ARE concentration camps — this was not a comparison.

— Pope Francis, while initially praised for questioning the separation of illegal immigrants from their families, ended the weekend being blasted for calling abortion an equivalent to the Nazi-era eugenics programs.

4 days ago

VIDEO: Trump/Kim summit — there will be no Gubernatorial debate — IG report says “no bias,” and more on Guerrilla Politics!

Radio talk show host Dale Jackson and Dr. Waymon Burke take you through this week’s biggest political stories including:

— Who comes out looking best from President Donald Trump’s trip to Singapore?

— The debate between Gov. Kay Ivey and Mayor Walt Maddox is never happening, so can we stop talking about it?

— How can the IG report show bias and then declare that there was none?

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Lt. General James Link joins Jackson and Burke to discuss his the summit between the United States and North Korea.

Jackson closes the show with a “Parting Shot” directed at President Trump’s random pardons and commutations.

Guerrilla Politics – 6-17-18

VIDEO: Trump/Kim summit — there will be no Gubernatorial debate — IG report says "no bias", and more on Guerrilla Politics!

Posted by Yellowhammer News on Sunday, June 17, 2018

6 days ago

Let’s all come to grips with this — there will be no debate in the governor’s race

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All of Governor Kay Ivey’s Republican primary opponents wanted the governor to participate in a debate, but it did not matter. Now, two weeks into the general election, Democrat candidate Walt Maddox has had two separate news cycles where he asked for a debate.

It is not happening.

Ivey can be as coy about this as she wants, but by not being clear, Ivey is being crystal clear that this ain’t happening:

“There will be plenty of time for these discussions…” a campaign spokesperson wrote in an email, according to the Associated Press.

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Yes, Alabamians deserve to hear the competing ideas of the two candidates running for governor, but it doesn’t have to be a debate.

If Walt Maddox wants to get in front of as many people as he possibly can, go answer questions from every TV station in the state.

If Maddox wants to reach Republican voters looking at potentially crossing over, including Republicans who voted for Senator Doug Jones over Roy Moore, go on talk radio.

It is 2018 — Maddox has access to plenty of ways to touch Alabama citizens every single day; however, a debate with the incumbent Governor Kay Ivey will not be one of them.

TheDaleJackson is a contributing writer to Yellowhammer News and hosts a conservative talk show from 7-11 am weekdays on WVNN

7 days ago

7 Things: IG and bias, $750 million Facebook investment to Alabama, AG Sessions defends enforcing immigration policy, and more

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1. Report that has multiple instances of bias, declares there was no bias — just really terrible job performance

–Somehow a report that included texts from FBI agents, attorneys, and even a redacted attorney talking about being part of the “resistance”, was found by the IG to have “no bias” . Still, they will train their agents not to be biased.

— The only clear thing about any of this is that Former FBI Director James Comey was operating on his own accord, he deserved to be fired, and he has no credibility.

2. $750 million dollar Facebook development comes to Huntsville, Amazon could end up in Birmingham-area

— Another big win for Huntsville and Alabama as Gov. Ivey helped Facebook announce 100 jobs, that will pay an average of $80,000 a year.

— If Amazon brings a warehouse to Bessemer, the $325 million project could create 1,500 jobs.

3. Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the Bible justifies American border policy; media can’t handle this

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— Sessions, who has received absurd criticism from the Catholic Church, quoted scripture in response, “I would cite you to the Apostle Paul and his clear and wise command in Romans 13, to obey the laws of the government because God has ordained them for the purpose of order.”

— When questioning the White House press secretary, NBC’s Brian Karem demanded to know if she had any “empathy” as a “mother”. Sarah Huckabee Sanders dismissed this as a ploy for TV time.

4. Trump Foundation may be more like the Clinton Foundation than we ever thought

— The New York Attorney General’s Office claims the Trump Foundation operated outside of the law for more than a decade and alleges they paid off legal bills, promoted Trump properties, and acquired personal items with charitable funds.

— President Trump responded (but not really to the allegations) via Tweet, “the sleazy New York Democrats, and their now disgraced (and run out of town) A.G. Eric Schneiderman, are doing everything they can to sue me on a foundation that took in $18,800,000 and gave out to charity more money than it took in, $19,200,000”.

5. Alabama Board of Education considers more SROs and armed administrators 

— One proposal is a school resource officer in every school will cost the same as adding a teacher, but this will never happen, Alabama Superintendent Eric Mackey’s acknowledged, saying “that’s a very expensive endeavor.”

— Gov. Kay Ivey’s Sentry program was discussed as well — they pointed out there are currently 12,000 “administrators” in Alabama schools AND that local boards could designate whoever they want as one and have them trained to have access to a firearm but not carry it.

6. Rep. Bradley Byrne believes Trump deserves the Nobel Peace Prize if peace is achieved

— The achievement has not yet been earned according to Byrne, but it could be, “So if he pulls that off, yes I think he does deserve the peace prize from the Nobel Peace Prize people.”

— Byrne is 100 percent correct, Obama was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize 12 days after his swearing in.

7. As Trump’s war with the media continues on all fronts, Trump tax cuts continue to spur on economic growth

— Consumer spending is up after the GOP tax cut has gone into effect, GDP is well above prior estimates, and it is now tracking near the president’s campaign promise of 4 percent for the second quarter.

— Some economists say that the average consumer is seeing the tax cuts and is treating them as disposable income.

1 week ago

We love talking about Republicans who don’t like Trump, but what about Alabama Democrats?

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In Republican primaries, we’re seeing the argument about who loves Trump the most taking center-stage. With Congressman Mark Sanford in South Carolina it mattered, but with Congressman Mo Brooks in North Alabama it did not, and with Congresswoman Martha Roby’s primary in the Wiregrass it is shaping up to be a race between a Republican who dislikes Trump vs. a former-Democrat who voted for Pelosi.

But in a state like Alabama, where Trump has a 63 percent approval rating, shouldn’t we be asking if Alabama’s statewide Democrats like Trump enough?

Democrat candidate for Governor Walt Maddox voted for Hillary Clinton for president, but Real Talk 99.5’s “Matt and Aunie” asked Maddox if he wished that Hillary Clinton had won:

Matt Murphy: Do you wish Hillary Clinton had won? Yes or No?

Walt Maddox: I voted for Hillary Clinton because there were only two people —

Matt Murphy: No, the question was do you wish Hillary Clinton had won?  It’s a yes or no question, or you can choose not to answer.

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Walt Maddox: It’s a yes or no in your mind, not a yes or no in mine because —

Matt Murphy: No, it’s a yes or no question, Walt.

Walt Maddox: Nah, come on, Matt.

Why this matters:

Obviously, Maddox was never going to surprise people about voting for Trump, but he refused to say whether he wanted Hillary Clinton to win? Now, this may be a weird line of questioning, but shouldn’t Maddox’s supporters question why he is so wishy-washy on his party’s nominee? He also won’t answer a question that he clearly has an opinion on.

West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin knows that running in a pro-Trump state means he has to lean towards Trump. He might even endorse him.

Doesn’t Maddox need Trump voters?

Shouldn’t the same journalists who are writing story after story after story on Martha Roby’s Trump “issues” be asking Maddox where he stands? Shouldn’t he be forced to explain his answer and tell people where he stands?

I doubt they would accept this kind of stuff from Maddox if he was a Republican.

Listen to the full interview here:

@TheDaleJackson is a contributing writer to Yellowhammer News and hosts a conservative talk show from 7-11 am weekdays on WVNN

1 week ago

7 Things: NK is ‘no longer a Nuclear Threat’, let’s keep pretending there might be a Gubernatorial debate, Alabama loves Trump, and more …

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1. President Trump declares North Korea is no longer a nuclear threat; anger at this is odd

— Trump has offered up some, probably premature, words, tweeting that North Korea was “no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea”, also saying “everybody can now feel much safer”, but there are no concrete plans yet.

— 54 percent of Americans say they approve of how President Trump was handling North Korea (before the summit), 51 percent approved afterwards, which is astonishing considering how it has been covered and now the media is whining about being called “fake news“.

2. Walt Maddox still wants to debate Gov. Kay Ivey, but it still probably won’t happen

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— For the second time in two weeks, and not the last time, Alabama’s media will promote a debate that will probably never happen. There is no evidence this will hurt her.

— This will not happen in spite of the governor’s campaign saying, “There will be plenty of time for these discussions.” She did not debate her GOP rivals and she crushed them.

3. No surprise, Alabama loves Trump

— You want to find like-minded Trump lovers? Come to Alabama. Sixty-three percent of Alabama voters approve of Trump’s performance and only Wyoming and West Virginia are close to that with 62 percent.

— But not everyone is pumped about the president here, with 33 percent of Alabamians disapproving of the president. This does not bode well for Democrats in Alabama who are lining up with the anti-Trump movement.

4. Michael Cohen may flip, or not, or maybe he needs to pay the his bills, no one knows

— Rampant speculation on cable news that Michael Cohen is cooperating with Mueller is always followed by a caveat that the reporters and anchors have no idea and that Cohen “had not yet met with prosecutors.”

— The stories still make it to air and print, even though there are other reports that this is a matter of legal fees being too high. It also ignores that Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein told President Trump that Cohen’s legal issues have nothing to do with him.

5. No, tariffs will not stop Huntsville’s new Toyota-Mazda plant

— Trump’s steel tariffs will undoubtedly cause the cost of auto production to increase, including in Alabama, but experts do not expect the tariffs to impact the new plant.

— Alan Baum, an independent auto analyst, believes that the talk of tariffs could impact the overall bottom line of the plant but the plant would go forward. He also notes all Mazda vehicles will be subject to the tariff until the plant is built.

6. As Trump attempts to change the world, the UN shows why they can never get anything done

— A mob of angry Palestinians, and a terrorist organization, gathered at a border fence, threw rocks, lit kites on fire and attacked a fence, and when they were killed the U.N. blamed the Israelis.

— Some at the U.N. wanted to condemn Hamas, but that was a bridge too far, so Israeli’s ambassador calls out the body telling them, “By supporting this resolution you are colluding with a terrorist organization, by supporting this resolution you are empowering Hamas.”

7. Congress dumps the moderates immigration gambit and goes with Trump’s plan instead 

— The moderates were close to forcing a vote on the issue, which would have put a proposal on the floor that would include permanent amnesty and some border security.

— Speaker Paul Ryan’s includes temporary amnesty for Dreamers, border security which includes $25 billion for the wall, an end to the current diversity visa lottery system, and limits on family-based migration, known as chain migration.

1 week ago

We get it: It is STILL Trump’s party

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The media loves to tell Republicans that President Donald Trump is the leader of their party. Everyone already knows this and 90 percent of Republicans agree with most of what Trump is doing. The argument, apparently, is that everyone hates Trump and Republicans will have to begrudgingly wear the Trump anchor around their neck.

It seems to be a trend:

Trump secures the nomination:  “New York Times in scathing editorial: ‘It’s Donald Trump’s party now’

Trump wins the general: “It’s Trump’s party now

Trump is inaugurated: “Trump’s Republican Party is a far cry from the Republican Party of the 1960s and 1970s.

After a joint address to Congress: “Analysis: After a hostile takeover, it’s Trump’s party now”

After Charlottesville: “Mr. Trump’s Republican Party is not the party of the future

Yesterday’s primary result: “It’s Trump Party Now!

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We all know it is “Trump’s Republicans Now”. The press’s bias is clear: They think they can use Trump as a weapon to punish Republicans. Look no further than Alabama’s media as they attempt to play up rifts between incumbent Republicans like Congressman Mo Brooks and Congresswoman Martha Roby, and play up their opponents. They want the story about the incumbent Congressman who loses because he doesn’t love Trump enough so they can make supporting Trump dangerous.

They have also believed that the path to victory for Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives in the 2018 midterms is to try to make Trump unacceptable for two years while continuously tying every Republican to him.

It’s transparent and we get it.

@TheDaleJackson is a contributing writer to Yellowhammer News and hosts a conservative talk show from 7-11 am weekdays on WVNN

1 week ago

7 Things: Trump credits his rhetoric for summit, Alabama politicians applaud Trump, Montgomery Advertiser reporter tries to re-brand former Democrat in AL02 run-off, and more …

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects a sub-unit under KPA Unit 1344 in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang November 9, 2016.

1. As the media criticizes Trump for dealing with Kim Jong Un, Trump tells Sean Hannity his strong rhetoric led to the summit

— After spending last year telling us about how Trump’s reckless behavior will get us all killed, now Trump is being too nice.

— When asked about this on “Hannity” last night, he said “I think without the rhetoric, we wouldn’t have been here.”

2. Alabama politicians support Trump policy on North Korea and applaud his summit

— Multiple Republican Congressmen supported this summit and its results, Congressmen Brooks, Byrne, and Aderholt shared their support on social media.

— Governor Kay Ivey tweeted her support, “I commend @POTUS for taking strides to bring about peace & stability on the Korean Peninsula & congratulate him for a successful meeting in Singapore. @realDonaldTrump is right in saying only the most courageous can make peace. This truly is a historic moment for the world.”

3. The Montgomery Advertiser’s Brian Lyman becomes the latest media member to try to bail out Bobby Bright as he tries to rebrand as a Republican

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— This weekend the New York Times attempted to play up the Trump/Roby rift, even though Trump officials expect an endorsement before the runoff.

— Now, Lyman is attempting to spin some absurd yarn about how Bright’s vote for Nancy Pelosi “may have been the last vote he ever took with fellow members of his party,” which is obviously untrue, and it is exactly what the media tried to do to save Bright’s seat for him in 2010.

4. Primary results in five states could tell us where 2018 midterms might be going

— Democrats continue to pick up state legislative seats that Trump won; Democrats flip their 43rd Republican seat to Democrat since Trump took office.

— “It’s Trump’s Party Now!” — the media (every month since Trump announced his campaign).

5. Seattle was lauded for levying a tax on big employers; they have now backed down and rescinded the tax

— Even the liberals in Seattle realized that a high-tax on job creators will come back to bite after Amazon and Starbucks demanded they pull back their tax on employees.

— The $50 million dollar tax PER YEAR, 12.4 from Amazon alone, was to pay for affordable housing, homeless shelters and other outreach efforts.

6. Dictator Trump can’t even stop a merger between Time Warner and AT&T

— A common theme in liberal circles is that President Trump has totalitarian dictatory principles. “Comedienne” Chelsea Handler claimed yesterday that “his plan is to become a dictator and with this Republican Congress, they’ll allow it.”

— Unfortunately for Trump, he is bad at this, and the assumption (without proof) by most in the media is that Trump wanted to block the Time Warner/AT&T merger over his hatred for CNN. A judge told the DOJ they couldn’t do this and they should not appeal.

7. Tim Tebow wants no part of this anthem protesting nonsense 

— The NFL kneeling saga has never been a story where facts matter; rapper TI continued this trend when he claimed Tim Tebow kneeled during the National Anthem to protest abortion (he did not).

— Tebow responded to this lie by saying the claim had “zero truth” and that he “never did anything during a national anthem but stand and support my country,” according to Fox News, which further proves that most people view the anthem protests as attacks on the country.

1 week ago

Alabama congressmen seem optimistic about the U.S./North Korea summit

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Depending on who you watched or listened to this morning, the meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un is either the greatest diplomatic feat of all time or a massive failure that will empower a madman.

The reality is much simpler: We have no idea what is going to happen here.

Some Alabama congressmen have looked at these development with a positive outlook towards the future.

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At this point, no one knows where all of this is headed. All we know is this is different and uncharted territory. We have gone from “fire and fury” and “little rocketman” to a summit in almost no time.

We have a president who operates outside of diplomatic, and even societal, norms. We also have to acknowledge that the status quo on North Korea has led to a nuclear-armed police state, but a new path could yield a new future.

At least some of Alabama’s Republican congressmen seem willing to take this risk.

@TheDaleJackson is a contributing writer to Yellowhammer News and hosts a conservative talk show from 7-11 am weekdays on WVNN

1 week ago

7 Things: US/NK summit happens, Sessions changes asylum rules and an Alabama columnist calls him a “Nazi”, NJ starts sports betting while Alabama does nothing, and more …

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1. The unlikely meeting of President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un finally happens

— After the meet and great and photos, Trump tells Kim Jong Un, “We will solve it”— an agreement to denuclearize is in its infancy.

— As the people who screamed about Trump’s bellicose “fire and fury” comments now scream about comments calling Kim “a powerful man”, Trump reminds them “The past does not have to define the future..there’s no limit to what North Korea can achieve..today is the beginning of an arduous process…only the courageous can make peace.”

2. AG Sessions puts the brakes on using gang violence and domestic violence as reasons for asylum

— Sighting the rare adjudication and the release of asylum seekers into the U.S. before their cases are heard, Sessions ended programs he called “inherently ambiguous.”

— Columnist for Alabama Political Reporter calls Sessions a Nazi, repeatedly, and a domestic-abuse enabler.

3. New Jersey becomes the second state to allow sports gambling; Alabama may not be ready yet

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— New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill making New Jersey the second state to allow it, casinos and racetracks in the state will soon be able to take sports bets.

— Republican consultants have told The New York Times that the lottery would pass in Alabama, but no polling appears to have been done on this issue.

4. Supreme Court allows Ohio to purge inactive voters from the rolls

Justice Neal Gorsuch continues to pay off for conservatives as a 5-4 ruling allows states to wipe voters after years of inactivity from the polls. The vote was about allowing state’s to manage themselves.

— The goal of Ohio’s law was best summed up by their Republican Secretary of State who wanted to “make it easy to vote and hard to cheat.”

5. Bill Clinton seems to OK unwanted sexual touching in the past, says things have changed

— In a continuation of his disastrous roadshow, Clinton is now seemingly absolving himself of bad behavior by saying, “Norms have changed about what you can do to someone against their will.”

— The cleanup crew was out afterwards saying, “He was not suggesting that there was ever a time that it was acceptable to do something against someone’s will. He’s saying that norms have changed in a variety of ways in how we interact with one another, and that’s all for the good.”

6. Two Americas: Trump’s foreign policy is “We’re America, Bitch“, while Obama is coaching 2020 nominees

— A senior White House official told The Atlantic’s Jonah Goldberg the following: “The Trump Doctrine is ‘We’re America, Bitch.’ That’s the Trump Doctrine.”

— It doesn’t really seem that far off (it also seems awesome). It says as Americans we are done being pushed around and we are going to push back, unlike Obama who made nice with our enemies to pick up wins.

7. Trump may endorse Congresswoman Martha Roby

— Prior to last Tuesday’s primary, Trump had not forgiven Roby for her negative words in 2016, but now “Republican officials” believe that Trump and Pence will eventually endorse her in the runoff.

— This would be an absolutely astonishing move that would obliterate her competition in the Wiregrass, Bobby Bright, a former Democrat Congressman who has one thing going for him and that is Roby’s issues with Trump’s behavior.

1 week ago

Is Alabama truly ready for an expansion of gambling?

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Alabama already has “bingo”, horse racing, greyhound racing, and according to The New York Times, we are ready for more gambling any second now.

Maybe it will be a lottery — both candidates for governor support a vote on that. Maybe it will be sports gaming, because there will probably be some folks yelling “Roll Tide Roll” or “War Damn Eagle” from Mississippi this fall when that state allows people to place bets on those games.

Attitudes are surely softening as GOP candidates are publicly speaking on behalf of some form of gambling, Republican State Rep. Parker Moore told the Decatur Daily.

“The majority of the people I’ve spoken to in my district seem to be in favor of it, so I would push for it,” Moore said. “I think everyone’s pretty much in agreement in my district that we want a lottery. It’s just a matter of where (the revenue) needs to go that will benefit the most people.”

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Don’t tell people the lottery isn’t gambling, it clearly is. Alabama hasn’t had a vote on the lottery since 1999 and it went down, barely. That vote took place almost 20 years ago.

If pro-gambling proponents can find the right format (lottery, table games, sports gaming) and the right place to spend the money (schools, scholarships, general fund), they may be able to get this passed.

If you find the right plan, you can probably flip the roughly one person out of every 25 that you need to get a YES on a referendum, if the grim reaper hasn’t changed those numbers already. But politicians should be wary if they are going to go down this path — they are probably only going to get one bite at this gambling apple.

@TheDaleJackson is a contributing writer to Yellowhammer News and hosts a conservative talk show from 7-11 am weekdays on WVNN

2 weeks ago

7 Things: G7 meeting goes sideways, Alabama’s GOP softens on gambling, some Democrats downplay economic gains, and more …

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1. Trump responds to Canadian leader’s denouncement with anger, American media pouts, and American consumer will pay

— The G7 summit ends with Trump telling the other nations “ultimate goal was eliminating all trade duties and subsidies”, they don’t like that, they want to be able to place them with no push-back.

John McCain and Democrats choose Canada over the U.S. in a trade war, Lindsey Graham sides with Trump.

2. The New York Times notes that gambling opposition has waned in Alabama, local papers do same story

— In the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling on sports gambling, a door has opened that Alabama does not appear ready to walk through, and state Representative Rich Wingo dreads going back into session because of it.

— The Times says that Republican Party consultants have polls that show a lottery would overwhelmingly pass, and both candidates for governor, Kay Ivey and Walt Maddox, say the state should hold a vote.

3. Democrats cheer for pain and downplay gains for average Americans, must stop Trump

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— On “Real Time with Bill Maher”, the comedian said he was “hoping” for a “crashing economy” and people getting hurt is just part of the cost of stopping Trump.

— Meanwhile, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi reacted to news that the unemployment rate is down by sarcastically saying, “Hip hip hooray, unemployment rate is down” and declaring that it doesn’t matter.

4. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall testifies in DC to try and stop illegals from being counted in census

— AG Marshall filed a lawsuit against this and laid how out Alabama stands to lose one of seven congressional seats and one electoral vote if this goes on as planned.

— Marshall told the House Judiciary subcommittee on Constitution and Civil Rights, that illegals shouldn’t be counted because, “Not only would this skewed result rob the state of Alabama and its legal residents of their rightful share of representation, but it plainly undermines the rule of law.”

5. Republicans are in favor of allowing teachers to be trained and carry weapons, but Democrats oppose

— 81 percent of Republicans are supportive of such a plan with 48 percent in the “strongly agree” camp; 58 percent of Democrats oppose it.

— Democrat candidate Walt Maddox continues to say it is “insane”, while Ivey remains less solid on her views saying “all options are on the table” after putting forth a plan that allowed administrators to have a gun on campus under certain circumstances.

6. Bad things happen to illegal aliens, especially when we start enforcing the law

— An illegal alien from Honduras killed himself and many are attaching it to the fact that they separated him from his family.

— A DACA-recipient with multiple arrests and a self-deportation was found dead in Mexico, but sloppy journalism leaves a lot of questions including why he was killed.

7. Trump and Kim Jong-un arrive in Singapore ahead of their summit

— The president has arrived in Singapore, after a chaotic G7 meeting, hoping he can feel out Kim and make a historic deal.

— Kim brings with him an extensive security force and a private food supply. He and Trump are currently staying within one mile of each other ahead of the summit later this week.

2 weeks ago

VIDEO: Ivey vs. Maddox — Lt. Gov. and AG run-offs — State Rep. Ed Henry arrested, and more on Guerrilla Politics!

Radio talk show host Dale Jackson and Dr. Waymon Burke take you through this week’s biggest political stories including:

— What were the biggest surprises from Tuesday’s special election?

— Who is poised to win the run-offs for Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General?

— What did State Representative Ed Henry do to end up getting arrested?

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State Representative Will Ainsworth joins Jackson and Burke to discuss his campaign for Lieutenant Governor.

Jackson closes the show with a “Parting Shot” directed at President Trump’s random pardons and commutations.

Guerrilla Politics – 6-10-18

Ivey vs. Maddox — Lt. Gov. and AG run-offs — State Rep. Ed Henry arrested, and more on Guerrilla Politics!

Posted by Yellowhammer News on Sunday, June 10, 2018

2 weeks ago

Is Walt Maddox trying to help Kay Ivey by pointing out how successful Alabama has been recruiting jobs?

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If you are an Alabama Democrat running for governor you have to argue the state needs gambling and/or the lottery, and more ObamaCare (in the form of a massive Medicaid expansion).

All two of these things are a part of Walt Maddox’s campaign for governor and they led his former Democrat failed candidates to massive defeats at the hand of Robert Bentley. Maddox is also facing a Republican president with a booming national economy and a record or near-record unemployment rate for the Republican-led state.

So what is he to do? Complain about jobs?

 

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His quote is ready for Gov. Kay Ivey to pull out and use against him in a political ad: “Let’s take the last 21 years, in the last 21 years in the state of Alabama, we recruited Mercedes, Airbus, Austal, Honda, Hyundai, you name the defense industry, Boeing whatever it may be, we recruited it to Alabama.”

He goes on to start complaining about the incentives that brought these jobs here, which are mostly tax abatements, site acquisition and preparation, which is usually tied to job creation. Does this mean he wants to end them? Can he point to failed plans that have lost money and not created jobs? Where incentives have been squandered?

I assume he wants to end them, but he’s not being clear. So if this is what he wants to do, he should be clear, say so, and let the people decide if that is the vision he wants.

@TheDaleJackson is a contributing writer to Yellowhammer News and hosts a conservative talk show from 7-11 am weekdays on WVNN

2 weeks ago

7 Things: Rep. Ed Henry arrested, Walt Maddox comes out swinging wildly, leaker arrested in D.C., and more

1. State Representative Ed Henry is arrested for Medicare fraud

— Henry was indicted and charged with 6 14 counts including planning to defraud Medicare and pay kickbacks to a physician in Montgomery.

— He was arrested, charged, released, and he has released this statement saying he did nothing illegal.

2. Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox is coming out swinging in the general election

— His complaints seem a bit odd, saying we don’t have the people to fill all the jobs coming in with “recruited Mercedes, Airbus, Austal, Honda, Hyundai, you name the defense industry” while also complaining about the incentives that brought them in.

— He also promises to expand Medicaid and a lottery, so that’s the same Democrat plan from 2010 and 2014.

3. Senate Intel panel employee is indicted for leaking to the press and lying about it, arrested staffer was sleeping with a reporter

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— Another leak in Washington D.C. has been uncovered by a vote by the Senate Intelligence Committee to disclose information to the DOJ about a staffer who allegedly made an unauthorized disclosure of information.

— All the investigations into the Trump-Russia issue have been leaking information to the press in order to damage the president of the United States, no leaks of actual proof of collusion have occurred.

4. Rudy Giuliani is the worst attorney in America, Trump should fire him

— Giuliani’s first mess was implying the North Korean leader begged Trump to reschedule their summit on his “hands and knees“.

— As Giuliani was insulting Stormy Daniels he told a crowd Melania Trump didn’t believe her, Trump says she never talked to Giuliani about this, and a spokesperson said “I don’t believe Mrs. Trump has ever discussed her thoughts on anything with Mr. Giuliani.”

5. Lots of people were excited that a drug dealer was released from prison (not me), but none more than her

— Alabama’s Alice Marie Johnson told the AP, “I’d like to say, President Trump, thank you for having mercy upon me. Thank you for taking the time to look at my case, and feel like I deserve a second chance in life. I promise I will not let you down,”

— While she has a job lined up, she said she will continue to push for prison reform.

6. Colin Kaepernick wants to subpoena Trump, Birmingham’s mayor wants Kaepernick

— Kaepernick and his legal team want subpoenas to determine what Trump, Pence and others said to NFL owners about Kaepernick and protests during the national anthem.

— Mayor Randall Woodfin is trying to recruit Kaepernick to Birmingham to play in an unnamed Alliance of American Football team, citing the city’s history of racism.

7. The DOJ has decided it will not defend laws it does not like; liberals are upset because they forget that Obama did it first

— The Justice Department has announced it will not defend the Affordable Care Act in court anymore because it believes the law’s individual mandate has become unconstitutional, even though it was upheld in 2012.

— This is the exact same thing that the Obama administration decided to do with the law banning gay marriage, this is what happens when you forget you aren’t going to be president forever.

2 weeks ago

Trump’s commutation of a drug dealer is nothing more than celebrity worship and more is coming

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Remember when Trump wanted to kill drug dealers and people applauded? (I did). Now he is letting them out of prison. Depending on who you listen to, President Donald Trump’s commutation is either a powerful statement about prison reform, an outreach to black voters, or a signal to his collusion co-conspirators that he will get them off the hook if they protect him.

It’s none of that, it is one thing and ONE THING only, celebrity worship.

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One day Trump will not be president, maybe it will be in 2 years or maybe it will be in 15 years, but one day he will be gone. And then the next liberal darling moves into the White House and starts pardoning and commuting random celebrities, ideological allies and criminals. Obama already did this, and guess what, conservatives were not happy.  Trump supporters (and Republicans) will not be able to say anything without being laughed at.

This all goes without pointing out that Trump told us he was the “law and order” president, but maybe he was talking about the TV show.

The details:

— Drug reform is not about users, only 247 people or less than 0.1 percent of the federal prison population was there for possession.

— 94,421 drug traffickers made-up 51.9 percent of federal prisoners.

— President Trump has now commuted or pardoned six people so far, five of them were tied directly to some form of celebrity, only Navy Seamen Kristian Saucier was not a well-known name.

— President Barack Obama pardoned or commuted 1,927 individuals, including Alabama drug dealers who used guns in the commission of their crimes.

@TheDaleJackson is a contributing writer to Yellowhammer News and hosts a conservative talk show from 7-11 am weekdays on WVNN

2 weeks ago

7 Things: McCabe may take the 5th, Social Security is broke, Alabama Democrats are delusional, and more

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1. Disgraced former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe wants immunity or he won’t talk

— As members of Congress attempt to call the fired official his lawyer has demanded that “no testimony or other information provided by Mr. McCabe could be used against him in a criminal case.”

— The Congressional investigation will be focused on how senior officials at the FBI and Justice Department handled the Hillary Clinton’s private email server

2. Social security and Medicare are broke, we already knew this, despite the lies about it

— Medicare’s hospital insurance fund will be emptied in 2026, Social Security’s trust funds would be emptied in 2034, and had to dip into the trust fund to pay for the first time since 1982.

— Republicans have been talking about this for years, they have been called liars, now they have power and need to work on this issue.

3. Alabama Democrats are delusional and believe that Gov. Kay Ivey vs. Walt Maddox could be Roy Moore vs. Doug Jones 2.

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— The Democrats and their media are hell-bent on pretending this governor’s race is competitive; they believe that Alabama is in play statewide (it is not).

— Ivey more than doubled Walt Maddox’s primary total, she beat all Democrats combined, and second-place GOP finisher only trailed Maddox by roughly 10,000 votes.

4. Illegal immigrants are flowing in, numbers quadrupled in May

— The Senate began a debate about granting citizenship in January and the number of people entering has surged since, ICE stopped 6,405 children trying to enter the U.S. and caught 9,485 “family units”, this is up big time.

— They are actually prosecuting them too, this upsets people, and now Congressional Republicans are working up a vote on immigration.

5. Media asks where the First Lady is for days, Trump talks about it and he “spreads conspiracies

— After speculation ranging from abuse, a facelift, marriage deterioration, and even her death, President Trump lashed out at the media for their coverage, which included calendar graphics.

— The New York Times headline on the story was changed but originally read, “Trump Defends Melania Trump and Spreads Conspiracies About Her”.

6. Here we go again, “Should Ivey debate?” questions come rolling in

— After Ivey won the ALGOP primary without a run-off, the media seems to want to push the same failed narrative about her refusing debates … again, cocktail parties, medical records, and the “you know what” will follow.

— Her opponent’s campaign is announcing he will gladly debate the governor, knowing it is probably never happening, saying: “Looking forward to it! FYI, she’s not going to stand on the stage with Walt Maddox and let people make the comparison. But, I hope she has a lapse in judgment and chooses to debate Walt.”

7. Scandal-free Obama White House has another scandal uncovered

— Another lie to Congress has been exposed: the Obama administration allowed Iran to convert its questionable payment to U.S. dollars after telling Congress they would not.

— Former Obama administration officials oddly defended the lie by saying they lied to correct other lies. The Associated Press reports: “They said the public assurances that Iran would be kept out were intended to dispel incorrect reports about nonexistent proposals that would have gone much farther by letting Iran actually buy or sell things in dollars”

2 weeks ago

Kay Ivey is not Roy Moore, Democrats need to figure this out soon

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You almost start to feel bad for Alabama Democrats — the election of Sen. Doug Jones in 2017 has fried their brains.

They truly seem to believe that Alabama is a purple state. They believe that Gov. Kay Ivey’s re-election is in doubt because Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox is a candidate who can lead them to victory in Alabama.

They believe that the “blue wave” is a thing and Alabama is about to take part in it.

This stuff is not a real thing outside of the social media world.

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But Democrats are already trying to nationalize this election by talking about the #BlueWave’s lesser known cousin #FlipTheSouth:

Or go to war with Trump … in Alabama:

Why this matters:

Ivey isn’t Moore, and if they can’t find a silver bullet to use against Kay Ivey she is going to trounce Maddox and demoralize Alabama’s Democrats. The media and their Democrat allies truly believe Sen. Jones won his election, but he did not.

The 2017 special election was won by Democrats because Republicans stayed home. Unless that happens again, Maddox has no prayer.

The details:

— Jones won because he got 92 percent of Clinton’s vote total from 2016 while Moore just got 49 percent of Trump’s. That won’t happen again.

— Ivey more than doubled Walt Maddox’s primary total.

— Ivey also beat all Democrats combined.

— Second-place GOP finisher, Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, only trailed Maddox by roughly 10,000 votes.

@TheDaleJackson is a contributing writer to Yellowhammer News and hosts a conservative talk show from 7-11 am weekdays on WVNN