What is Parker Griffith talking about? Bentley already said he expects to debate…

This makes no sense…

But Bentley said he will

Bentley, who delivered his annual Alabama Update address at a luncheon Wednesday, acknowledged that a debate with Griffith “probably will” happen. Bentley added, “But we’d have to work out details on that.”

At that juncture, a communications official from the governor’s office interjected, “Any questions about today?”

Bentley had alluded to the potential of a debate as he began his Q&A session following his address.

“If I debate my opponent, it’s going to be in a town hall setting,” Bentley said, “and you can ask anything you want of both of us.”

Did this change?

Not that I know of….

The Dale Jackson Show (WVNN) podcast – 08-20-14

Dale Jackson takes the #ALSicebucketchallenge and issues 8 challenges…

Challenged:

  1. Mojo from the Mojo Radio Show on WZYP (accepted)
  2. Glenn Clayton from Appleton Learning (accepted)
  3. 1st Family Mortgage’s Conrad Thompson (accepted)
  4. Congressman Mo Brooks (accepted)
  5. State Senator Arthur Orr (accepted)
  6. State Senator Bill Holtzclaw (accepted)
  7. Alabama Board of Education Member Mary Scott Hunter (accepted)
  8. 1070 WAPI’s Matt Murphy (accepted)

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Journalism: CNN’s Don Lemon’s producer totally heard the National Guard refer to protestors as “N*****s”, he won’t say who though…

Well I know someone who once heard Don Lemon call white people, “crackers”…

I won’t say who.

What the hell is gained by this?

“I’m just going to be honest with you. Last night, one of my producers said that they — I won’t say if it’s a he or she, because I don’t want to give anyone away — said they came in contact with one of the members of the National Guard and that they said, ‘You want to get out of here because you’re white, because these n-words, you never know what they’re going to do.’ True story. I kid you not. 2014, a member of the National Guard. And my producer doesn’t lie. It is a true story.”

I’ve watched Lemon’s ridiculous coverage from day 1 and this guy has lost his mind and ll objectivity.

.@CNN</a> seems to think @donlemon being asked to move by police is newsworthy. Cover the protest or join it, you can’t do both, Don…

— Dale Jackson (@TheDaleJackson) August 18, 2014

Has John Archibald realized he is wrong about his race-based attack on those who called out “outside agitators”?

Of course not.

If he has realized it, he won’t acknowledge it.

Accountability is a non-issue in print media.

Archibald embarrassed himself with this screed about Ferguson, Missouri and Bull Conner

Ghost of Bull Connor alive in Ferguson police chief’s comments about ‘outside agitators’

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If those outside agitators hadn’t shown up, black people wouldn’t want to drink from our fountains and eat at our lunch counters. If those outside agitators had not appeared, black people would not want to vote or to buy homes in our pleasant communities, to go to better schools, to live better lives, to have the same rights as us white folk.

If it hadn’t been for outside agitators, black people – let’s just say it – would know their place.

Because the situation in Ferguson is about white people putting blacks in their place?

Get a grip.

He was wrong then and wronger now.

The people being arrested are, in fact, outside agitators.

These aren’t the words coming from 2014’s Bull Connners but from EVERYONE.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson — who is in charge of security in Ferguson — had a lower number of arrests, telling CNN there were 50 and 60 late Monday and into Tuesday.

“There are some outsiders, but there are (also) a lot of people who live here,” Johnson told CNN on Tuesday. “… So we can’t blame (everything) on outside agitators.”

Here is the modern face of Bull Conner…

Calling someone racist is a throwaway tactic at AL.com, Archibald has built a career off of it, make the charge and walk away.

Archibald should, BUT WILL NEVER, apologize and maybe retire that tired trope.

Alabama police chief states the obvious: Micheal Brown knew he robbed that store, even if Officer Wilson did not…

The media has been telling us the fact that Micheal Brown robbed a convenience store has nothing to do with his death.

I’ve been saying that is absolute garbage since the video was released.

The Gulf Shores Police Chief, a leader of former St. Louis-area police departments, agrees with me and he is about to get hammered for it.

And your words contributed to what happened Friday night and on into the wee hours of Saturday. According to the St. Louis Post Dispatch, you said the following regarding the release of the video: “There was no need to release it,” Johnson said calling the reported theft and the killing entirely different events.

Well Captain, this veteran police officer feels the need to respond. What you said is, in common police vernacular—bullshit. The fact that Brown knew he had just committed a robbery before he was stopped by Officer Wilson speaks to Brown’s mindset. And Captain, the mindset of a person being stopped by a police officer means everything, and you know it.

Let’s consider a few examples:
On February 15, 1978 Pensacola Police Officer David Lee conducted a vehicle check. He didn’t know what the sole occupant of the vehicle had recently done, but the occupant did. Who was he? Serial killer Ted Bundy. Bundy attempted to disarm Lee. Lee was able to retain his firearm and eventually took Bundy into custody.

On April 19, 1995 Oklahoma State Trooper Charlie Hangar stopped a vehicle for minor traffic violations. He didn’t know that 90 minutes earlier the traffic violator, Timothy McVeigh, killed 168 people with a truck bomb at the Murrah Federal Building. But McVeigh sure knew it, didn’t he? Fortunately, given his training and experience Hangar was able to take McVeigh into custody for carrying a concealed firearm. It was days later before it was determined that McVeigh was responsible for the bombing.

On May 31, 2003 then-rookie North Carolina police officer, Jeff Postell, arrested a man digging in a trash bin on a grocery store parking lot—an infraction that would rise to about the level of jaywalking. Postell didn’t know that he had just captured Eric Rudolph, the man whom years earlier had killed and injured numerous people with bombs and was on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list.

Pretty straight forward points there…

Allegedly, Brown pushed Wilson and attempted to take Wilson’s gun. We’re also being told that Officer Wilson has facial injuries suffered during the attempt by Brown to disarm him. Let’s assume for a moment those alleged acts by Brown actually occurred. Would Brown have responded violently to an officer confronting him about jaywalking? Maybe, but probably not.

Is it more likely that he would attack an officer believing that he was about to be taken into custody for a felony strong-arm robbery? Absolutely.

He then lays out St. Louis-area police officers killed in the line of duty…

Officer Wilson survived the encounter with Brown as did Lee, Hangar, and Postell. Michael Brown didn’t survive and it’s too soon to say if Officer Wilson’s use of deadly force was justified and legal. You and I both know that not all officers survive such confrontations. Officers die in incidents like this Captain Johnson, including a couple that I remember from your own organization:

On April 15, 1985 Missouri Trooper Jimmie Linegar was shot and killed by a white supremacist he and his partner stopped at a checkpoint; neither Trooper Linegar nor his partner were aware that the man they had stopped had just been indicted by a federal grand jury for involvement in a neo-Nazi group accused of murder. The suspect immediately exited the vehicle and opened fire on him with an automatic weapon.

Just a month before, Missouri Trooper James M. Froemsdorf was shot and killed—with his own gun—after making a traffic stop. When the Trooper made that stop he didn’t know that the driver was wanted on four warrants out of Texas—But again the suspect knew it.

So Captain Johnson, I guess the mindset and recently committed crimes of the suspects that murdered those Missouri Troopers didn’t mean anything. The stops by the Troopers, as you have said, are entirely different events right?

Bullshit.

He is 100% right, let’s see if he keeps his job.

The Dale Jackson Show (WAPI) podcast – 08-19-14

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