Alabama Mornings’ ShowPrep for April 25th, 2016…

Cruz and Kasich have apparently had enough of Trump and are joining forces…

Will it work? Who knows.

Trump is handling it well…

Surely his supporters will do the same…

Smart take.

This happened before…


Oh, also one of the GOP’s largest donors may want to go with Hillary over Trump

Charles Koch, a billionaire who has funded conservative movements and Republican candidates for years, said today that ‘it’s possible’ Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton would be a better president than the Republican candidate, USA Today reported.

The CEO of Koch Industries said in an interview with ABC, which aired today, that he has not contributed to the “Stop Trump” movement, but that he does not support the GOP frontrunner.

He said that he and his brother David will not contribute to the movement and plan to stay out of the nomination fight.

Koch said that to support Clinton, “we would have to believe her actions would be quite different than her rhetoric.” He has said the same thing about some Republican candidates, too.

Trump’s promise to deport Muslims was “reminiscent of Nazi Germany,” Koch said.

The people seem to have an issue with Cruz too…

He also criticized Sen. Ted Cruz’s plan to “carpet bomb” Syria, saying that the idea was “frightening.”

An influential donor, Koch has said before that Bill Clinton, in some ways, was a better president than George W. Bush.


Obama loves the European Union

Speaking at a joint news conference with Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday, Mr Obama said the US “wants Britain’s influence to grow – including within Europe”.

“The UK is at its best when it’s helping to lead a strong European Union. It leverages UK power to be part of the EU.

“I don’t think the EU moderates British influence in the world, it magnifies it.”

Try that in the US and see what happens. He also knows Americans would NEVER go for this…

He’s been called out in Europe

Barack Obama is entitled to his view and he is an honoured guest, but it is ridiculous to warn that the UK will be at the back of the queue for a free trade deal.

The UK has never been able to do a free trade deal with the US in the last 43 years – because we are in the EU!

Any negotiations are entirely in the hands of the European Commission and only 3.6 per cent of commission officials actually come from this country.

Negotiations are held up by absurd problems like the French restrictions on Hollywood movies or Greek hostility to American feta cheese.

No one in the last 48 hours has come close to answering my point – it is very weird that the US should be telling the UK to do something they would not dream of doing themselves in a million years.

The guy doing it, unsurprisingly, has been called a racist.

However, his remarks about Obama’s heritage did not score Johnson any points in the EU discussions. Instead, he was branded “racist” by several prominent MPs.

Tory MP Sir Nicholas Soames, who is the grandson of Sir Winston Churchill, said Johnson’s comments were “appalling” and “totally wrong on almost everything”.

“Time and time again, his judgment is awry and he shows in this article a remarkable disregard for the facts, the truth and for all judgment,” he told LBC radio. “I don’t think Boris has the stature to be leader.”

Sir Nicholas also said it was inconceivable that Churchill would not have welcomed the views of Obama.

John McDonnell, Labour Party’s shadow chancellor, suggested that Johnson’s remarks were “racist”.

“Mask slips again,” he tweeted. “Boris part-Kenyan Obama comment is yet another example of dog-whistle racism from senior Tories. He should withdraw it.”

Support for the mayor, however, came from UKIP party leader Nigel Farage, who also campaigns for UK to leave the EU. The far-right party leader said Obama should “butt out”.

Accusing him of being the most anti-British American president in history, the far-right party leader told the Radio 4’s World at One programme: “I think Obama, because of his grandfather and Kenya and colonisation, I think Obama bears a bit of a grudge against this country.”


Remember, all you people pretending this bathroom stuff is a safety issue are nothing but hatemongers

While visiting a shopping mall in Virginia over the weekend, an Alabama woman realized she was being filmed by a cross-dressing man who was attempting to slip a video camera under the bathroom stall she was occupying.

That woman must hate the LGBT folks…

InsideNoVa.com, the web hub for four northern Virginia newspapers, explains:

A Fredericksburg man was arrested Monday at Potomac Mills Mall after, police say, he dressed in women’s clothes and attempted to film a woman through a bathroom stall – the third such incident since May.

The victim in the latest case, a 35-year-old Alabama woman, told police she was using the restroom around 3:10 p.m. when she saw a bag “protruding from underneath a neighboring stall,” said Prince William police spokesman Nathaniel Probus.

The victim told police that when she tried to confront the suspect, a man dressed in women’s clothing exited the stall and went into another stall next to another woman, Probus said.

The victim alerted the woman in the stall and contacted Potomac Mills security officers, who detained the man until police arrived.

Richard Rodriguez, 30, of Old Greenwich Drive in Fredericksburg, was charged with three counts of unlawful filming of a non-consenting person and three counts of peeping, Probus said. He is being held without bond at the Prince William-Manassas regional jail.

The incident comes in the midst of a national debate about whether individuals should be allowed to use the restroom of their choice, if they do not “identify” with their sex.


Usually tax cuts need to be renewed so politicians can continuously be heroes and and tax increases go on forever, so they only have to be beat on once…

Sometimes, they can’t get the tax cuts renewed

Nika McCool isn’t a corporate big-shot.  She isn’t a high-powered developer and never anticipates being one.

She is, instead, a historian who bought an 1830s-era house in Tuscaloosa. On May 14, she’ll complete her loving and years-long renovation of the old plantation and schoolhouse that had sat abandoned for more than two decades.

And she said that she could have never undertaken her $460,000 Drish House restoration had it not been for the availability of a tax credit offered by the state to revive historic properties.

The credits, now three years old, are at risk of expiring next month, prompting proponents to warn that millions of dollars in historic redevelopment projects around the state could fall by the wayside.

It’s wrong, McCool said, for anyone to dismiss the tax credits as being going to the pockets of the well-to-do and privileged few, or that the credits are “all about downtown Birmingham.” She said, “If you want to save things in small towns or areas that are in bad areas of town, the tax credits make these projects viable.”

The issue? A beast that must be fed.

But Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh is in no mood to extend them further. A seven-year extension is being blocked by Marsh, who said that lawmakers won’t act on the bill.

[…]

A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers also support the extension. The Alabama House overwhelmingly approved the bill last month. In the Senate, 32 of 35 senators signed on as co-sponsors.

But three senators raising objections  — Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur; Sen. Trip Pittman, R-Montrose; and Marsh — hold considerable sway. Orr heads the Finance and Taxation Education Committee. Pittman is chairman of the Taxation and Finance General Fund Committee.

Orr said he believes that some projects receiving the credits “seemed a little young for me to be for a historical purpose.” Pittman, meanwhile, has repeatedly said he philosophically opposes any tax credits because they incentivize certain developers over others. He said that the state shouldn’t be “picking winners and losers.”

But it was Marsh’s comments on Wednesday that suggested the extension bill’s dire outlook. “It’s time to put on the brakes,” Marsh said.

Among his concerns is the impact on future state budgets. Up to $60 million in tax credits have been reserved for ongoing projects statewide. Owners of those credits can claim them when the work is complete and clears a review process.

Marsh said that the budget will come under stress as claims roll in, and that adding another $140 million to the credit pile in a seven-year period will make things worse.


Madison tax increase?

Madison residents will know Monday if they’ll be paying higher prices at the pump.

City leaders are expected to vote on a gas tax hike Monday night.

Read: City of Madison proposing gas tax hike

The ordinance on the city council’s agenda would raise the price from two to five cents per gallon.

The money would be used to pay for road repairs and maintenance.

If it’s approved, it’ll take effect July 1st. Click here for more information on the proposal.


Obama loves the EU

Speaking at a joint news conference with Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday, Mr Obama said the US “wants Britain’s influence to grow – including within Europe”.

“The UK is at its best when it’s helping to lead a strong European Union. It leverages UK power to be part of the EU.

“I don’t think the EU moderates British influence in the world, it magnifies it.”

Try that in the US and see what happens.

He’s been called out in Europe

Barack Obama is entitled to his view and he is an honoured guest, but it is ridiculous to warn that the UK will be at the back of the queue for a free trade deal.

The UK has never been able to do a free trade deal with the US in the last 43 years – because we are in the EU!

Any negotiations are entirely in the hands of the European Commission and only 3.6 per cent of commission officials actually come from this country.

Negotiations are held up by absurd problems like the French restrictions on Hollywood movies or Greek hostility to American feta cheese.

No one in the last 48 hours has come close to answering my point – it is very weird that the US should be telling the UK to do something they would not dream of doing themselves in a million years.

The guy doing it, unsurprisingly, has been called a racist.

However, his remarks about Obama’s heritage did not score Johnson any points in the EU discussions. Instead, he was branded “racist” by several prominent MPs.

Tory MP Sir Nicholas Soames, who is the grandson of Sir Winston Churchill, said Johnson’s comments were “appalling” and “totally wrong on almost everything”.

“Time and time again, his judgment is awry and he shows in this article a remarkable disregard for the facts, the truth and for all judgment,” he told LBC radio. “I don’t think Boris has the stature to be leader.”

Sir Nicholas also said it was inconceivable that Churchill would not have welcomed the views of Obama.

John McDonnell, Labour Party’s shadow chancellor, suggested that Johnson’s remarks were “racist”.

“Mask slips again,” he tweeted. “Boris part-Kenyan Obama comment is yet another example of dog-whistle racism from senior Tories. He should withdraw it.”

Support for the mayor, however, came from UKIP party leader Nigel Farage, who also campaigns for UK to leave the EU. The far-right party leader said Obama should “butt out”.

Accusing him of being the most anti-British American president in history, the far-right party leader told the Radio 4’s World at One programme: “I think Obama, because of his grandfather and Kenya and colonisation, I think Obama bears a bit of a grudge against this country.”


$800 million for prisons is still on the table

Bentley announced his prison plan during his state of the state address in February.

Legislators have asked many questions and, so far, Department of Corrections Commissioner Jeff Dunn has had enough answers to keep the bill moving.

The House General Fund budget committee approved it last week on a 7-4 vote.

The plan calls for closing 13 of the 15 men’s prisons and Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women.

The state would build three 4,000-bed men’s prisons and a 1,200 bed women’s prison.

Dunn says the DOC can pay the bond debt, about $50 million a year over 30 years, with savings from consolidation and reduced personnel costs because the modern designs don’t require as many corrections officers for security.

Hubbard says he believes the savings would be real and the plan can help solve the state’s decades-old problem of overcrowded prisons, understaffed prisons.

“I think we’re to the point now where we have to do something bold in that arena,” Hubbard said.

The bill pledges a portion of a 1-mill state property tax as a backup for paying off the bond debt.


Trans species…


Who would watch this porno?

Searcy Hayes from Natchez, Mississippi said she never heard of Ted Cruz before Maury Povich show watchers pointed out their facial similarities.

“I don’t know his positions and I’ve never seen him, so I don’t know if he’s done a good enough job to be reelected,” Hayes told The Huffington Post.

Hayes’ fiancé Freddie Green accused her of cheating on him, so she went on the Maury Povich show to be DNA tested. There, she proved that her 3-month-old son was fathered by the right man.

After her episode, viewers made her face go viral by comparing her to Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz.

Porn website XHamster offered Hayes $10,000 to film a 6-minute sex tape with her fiancé after her face and name catapulted into internet fame, reported The Huffington Post.

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