It stretches credibility when you are upset that people are saying Mike Brown is “no angel”…

He wasn’t it’s that simple.

Nothing wrong with pointing that out, it adds background to a situation.

However, it busts the “gentle giant” narrative

“Michael Brown, 18, due to be buried on Monday, was no angel, with public records and interviews with friends and family revealing both problems and promise in his young life,”

And it upsets people, for some reason

The flood of #ideservedit tweets is reminiscent of the popularity of an earlier hash tag, #iftheygunnedmedown, which cropped up in the days after Brown was killed. Users tweeted the hash tag alongside two photos of themselves, each illustrating the user in a different light, asking which photo media would publish if they were killed by police.

The media has been implicated alongside police in the character assassination of Brown following his shooting death. Some publications have drawn flak for biased reporting, for their photo choices, or for an emphasis on an autopsy finding of marijuana in Brown’s system. For their part, Ferguson police came under scrutiny after they released surveillance footage of a robbery Brown allegedly committed, only later clarifying that the incident was unrelated to Brown’s shooting.

This insanity came later…

Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan wrote in a post on Monday afternoon that the “no angel” term was “an ill-chosen phrase” :

“In my view, the timing of the article (on the day of Mr. Brown’s funeral) was not ideal. Its pairing with a profile of Mr. Wilson seemed to inappropriately equate the two people. And “no angel” was a blunder,” Sullivan wrote.

Sullivan also interviewed the reporter who wrote the article, John Eligon, who said he agrees “no angel” was a poor choice of words. Eligon also said he pressed editors on another part of the article that’s drawn crticism – Brown’s interest in rap.

“Rapping is just rapping. It’s not indicative of someone’s character,” Eligon told Sullivan.

Except when the rapper thinks he lives it.

This absurdity came from his funeral…

Family members and friends reflecting on their memories of “Mike Mike” recalled him saying, “One day, the world will know my name.”

“Michael was a big guy, but he was a kind, gentle soul, and before he left this Earth, the day that he was killed, he was out spreading the word of Jesus Christ,” a family friend said.

Yeah…

Here is a photo of him healing a sinner….

 

Good lord, is Joe Hubbard a competent human being?

He wants to be the state’s top prosecutor and I am sure he can make an argument that he would be a good one

This is not it.

The Democratic candidate for Alabama attorney general on Monday accused his Republican opponent of breaking state law by accepting a campaign donation from the campaign account of former U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner, R-Mobile.

Attorney General Luther Strange disputes the interpretation offered by challenger Joe Hubbard, and has the backing of the Alabama Secretary of State’s Office on the matter.

If Hubbard is correct, then nine other state and local candidates in Alabama made the same mistake.

What’s the law say?

 

The statute in question makes it “unlawful for any principal campaign committee … to make a contribution, expenditure, or other transfer of funds to any other principal campaign committee.” The law carves out an exception allowing a candidate to move funds form one campaign committee to a new committee as long as both are in his name.

The law makes it a Class A misdemeanor to violate that law.

But another section of the law places a $1,000 limit on contributions from federal campaign funds to state and local candidates. Emily Marsal, a deputy secretary of state, said her office’s legal staff concluded that this provision permits transfers from federal campaign funds to state candidates.

Just stop.

Every liberals favorite rich guy, Warren Buffett, is involved in the the BK move to Canada…

Politicians are acting butthurt.

Sen. Sherrod Brown immediately suggested that Americans turn to “Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers or White Castle sliders” in the wake of reports that Burger King had “abandoned their country.”

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Sen. Carl Levin, who has long been a champion for closing corporate tax loopholes, warned the company that the blowback from the American consumer could swamp any tax benefits it receives from leaving the United States.

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“If this merger goes through, there could well be a strong public reaction against Burger King that could more than offset any tax benefit it receives from a tax avoidance move,” he said Monday. The news that Burger King was considering a merger, he continued, was “another example of why Congress can’t afford to wait any longer to put a stop to tax dodging through this kind of merger.”

Yes… a #boycottBurgerKing campaign will be launched on Twitter and the media will breathlessly cover it.

BK is still going to move if they can pull it off.

Burger King is in advanced talks to buy Tim Hortons, a Canadian chain of coffee-and-doughnut shops, for more than $8 billion, in what would be the largest-ever acquisition of a restaurant chain.

They continue to ignore why this is happening…

Finally, buying Tim Hortons would allow Burger King to reincorporate in Canada, which has a lower corporate tax rate. While such a move, called an inversion, may not substantially reduce its overall tax bill, it would give the enlarged company easier access in the future to cash it earned overseas.

The only rich guy liberals like is on board…

According to a person briefed on the matter, the billionaire Warren E. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway will provide a little less than 25 percent of the deal financing by taking preferred shares.

The solution is simple…

For Sen. Orrin Hatch, the top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee, the Burger King news emphasized the need for a tax overhaul that would make it more attractive for American companies to stay in the United States.

“Burger King’s pursuit of an inversion only further underscores the arcane, anti-competitive nature of the U.S. tax code. Short of a tax overhaul that will make it easier for American companies to invest and create more jobs at home, Senator Hatch has advocated for an interim proposal to address the disturbing recent uptick in inversions,” Julia Lawless, a Hatch spokeswoman, told The Daily Beast. “He’s continuing to work with colleagues on both sides of the aisle and hopes to find a viable policy-driven, apolitical proposal.”

While Canada does offer a more attractive tax rate—15 percent at the federal level, compared to America’s 35 percent—the tax burden is far from the only factor in Burger King’s potential move to Canada.

We can either adjust our behavior now or we can continue to see companies flee.

Done deal…

The Dale Jackson Show (WVNN) podcast – 08-25-14

AL.com once again refuses to tell the whole story…

And this instance is pretty petty BUT revealing….

Four north Alabama politicians paid up Friday morning after accepting the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that is sweeping the nation in an effort to raise money and awareness to fight Lou Gehrig’s disease.  

U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Huntsville, along with Republican state Sens. Bill Holtzclaw of Madison and Arthur Orr of Decatur and Republican state school board member Mary Scott Hunter all were dunked with a bucket of ice water in the parking lot outside 1st Family Mortgage in Huntsville.

Conrad Thompson, branch manager of 1st Family Mortgage, said the business was giving $1,000 to fight ALS – amyotrophic later schlerosis, a fatal disease that affects the nervous system and for which there is no known cure.

Only thing missing is the fact that I, Dale Jackson, put this together, challenged the individuals and put together the event.

So asks yourself this, if they will OMIT me from news stories when I am clearly one of the principle parts, (Who, What, When, Where, Why), will they also NOT cover stories that make people they like look better.

Remember the Stone Middle story? How about Richard Showers’ gas theft? What about Bob Harrison’s use of county money and cash business? I could go on….

Get it together guys.

Do better.

#ALSIceBucketChallenge at 1st Family Mortgage with Rep. Brooks, ALBOE’s Mary Scott Hunter, Senator Orr and Senator Holtzclaw…

 
In case you missed the #icebucketchallenge live, here’s Congressman Mo Brooks, Senator Arthur Orr, Senator Bill Holtzclaw, Mary Scott Hunter, and 1FMC’s Conrad Thompson answering Dale Jackson’s challenge!

The Dale Jackson Show (WVNN) podcast – 08-21-14

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