The temporary alliance between Senator Ted Cruz and Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, formed to deny Donald J. Trump the Republican presidential nomination, was already fraying almost to the point of irrelevance on Monday, only hours after it was announced to great fanfare.
With the pact, the two candidates agreed to cede forthcoming primary contests to each other. Mr. Kasich would, most crucially, stand down in Indiana’s primary on May 3 to give Mr. Cruz a better chance to defeat Mr. Trump there, while Mr. Cruz would leave Oregon and New Mexico to Mr. Kasich. It appeared to be a measure of last resort, but initially it seemed like a breakthrough.
Mr. Cruz trumpeted what he called the “big news” in Indiana, a state that appears pivotal to stopping Mr. Trump from winning a majority of delegates. “John Kasich has decided to pull out of Indiana to give us a head-to-head contest with Donald Trump,” he said.
But at his own campaign stop in Philadelphia on Monday, Mr. Kasich tamped down Mr. Cruz’s triumphalism. Voters in Indiana, Mr. Kasich said, “ought to vote for me,” even if he would not be campaigning publicly there. He added, “I don’t see this as any big deal.”
Mr. Classy continues his brilliant attacks…
Donald Trump is repeating a new insult aimed at his presidential rival John Kasich, the Ohio governor who recently announced an alliance with Trump’s main rival for the Republican nomination, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas.
Trump is calling out Kasich for winning only one state contest out of 38 in the primary season, referring to the Ohio governor as “1 for 38 Kasich” in tweets Monday morning.
“Lyin’ Ted Cruz and 1 for 38 Kasich are unable to beat me on their own so they have to team up (collusion) in a two on one,” Trump tweeted on Monday. “Shows weakness!”
He repeated the statistic in a subsequent tweet: “Shows how weak and desperate Lyin’ Ted is when he has to team up with a guy who openly can’t stand him and is only 1 win and 38 losses.”
Trump released a statement early Monday morning after Kasich and Cruz announced their alliance in which he emphasized Kasich’s losing record while blasting both of them for aligning against him.
An attack on how he eats…
While Trump had coined nicknames and thrown insults at other rivals like Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio far earlier on the campaign trail, the real estate mogul went low and attacked Kasich’s table manners today.
“I have never seen a human being eat in such a disgusting fashion,” Trump said of Kasich at an event in Rhode Island. “I’m always telling my young son Barron, I’m saying and I always do it with my kids. … I would say, ‘Children, small little bites.'”
“This guy takes a pancake and he’s shoving it in his mouth. It is disgusting. Do you want that for your president? I don’t think so, I don’t think so. Honestly it’s disgusting,”
If you cheered this, you are a moron.
Trump is, as always, a moron…
Clinton bests Trump in a hypothetical November matchup — 43 percent to his 35 percent, with 23 percent uncommitted.
Kasich would come out 12 points in front of Clinton, thanks to the support of older, higher-income voters, according to the survey, which was conducted by the Behavior Research Center of Arizona. And Cruz would beat Clinton by 5 percentage points, 43 percent to her 38 percent, with 19 percent uncommitted.
20 point swing for Kasich and 13 for Cruz…
Then there is this…
An Alabama craft brewery will observe the state’s new growler law by debuting a limited-release peach beer inspired by the ongoing Gov. Robert Bentley scandal.
Salty Nut Brewery of Huntsville said its new Unimpeachable Pale Ale will celebrate the “unimpeachable leadership shown by Bentley,” who came under fire in March after he admitted to making sexually inappropriate comments to his former political adviser, Rebekah Caldwell Mason, who has since resigned.
The promotional artwork references a leaked recording, part of which includes Bentley describing how he liked to stand behind Mason and touch her breasts. Both Bentley and Mason have denied there was a physical relationship between them.
“When naming and branding a beer, we try to come up with names and imagery that are memorable and descriptive of the beer, and feel that Unimpeachable Pale Ale is both,” said Salty Nut co-owner Jay Kissell in an interview with AL.com.
A Christian organization said it has collected more than 515,000 signatures of people saying they will boycott Target over its policy to allow transgender people to use their restroom of their choice.
The Tupelo, Mississippi-based American Family Association said the policy allows sexual predators to have easier access to victims.
“Clearly, Target’s dangerous new policy poses a danger to wives and daughters. We think many customers will agree. And we think the average Target customer is willing to pledge to boycott Target stores until it makes protecting women and children a priority,” the organization said.
In addition to collecting signatures, AFA is also asking members to leave comments on Target’s Facebook page and contact customer service. The organization is urging Target to keep its men and women’s bathrooms and add a unisex option for “trans community and for those who simply like using the bathroom alone.”
So he asks someone identified as “Gerard”, in “Asset Protection” (security), if he can use the women’s restroom. The manager not only says yes, but that if any women have a problem with a man in the bathroom, they can take up with management.
So if the women are uncomfortable, no accommodation is made. But the reason that Park gives the manager for using the bathroom is his own discomfort. That’s what he tells him. Presumably, if the women have a problem with a man in the bathroom, they can just go somewhere else. I don’t want to belabor that. I want you to think about that.
And before you ask what he was wearing, you can see it in the reflection. On Facebook, Park states that he “walked in wearing men’s clothing and with two days of beard stubble.”
This means a man can simply say he “feels like a woman today” and enter the women’s restroom…even if young girls or women are already in there.
They are 100% right…
Capitol Patrol Troopers in Montgomery arrested two protesters at Confederate Memorial Day.
Mercutio Terrell Southall of Birmingham and John Patrick Redmond of Enterprise were arrested during Monday’s celebration in Montgomery. They are both charged with misdemeanor possession of firearms at a demonstration in a public place.
They’re accused of bringing weapons to the Confederate commemoration at the Capital Monday morning.
This was the largest Confederate Memorial Day event in the state.
Southall is a Black Lives Matter activist whose name has been in the news relating to several protests, including previous arrests. He made headlines in November 2015 after saying he was attacked at a Donald Trump rally in Birmingham.
You can’t bring a gun to a political rally in Alabama…
Brelin Gage McAlpine, 18, is charged with murder in the shooting death of 29-year-old Stephen Marquis Gaines. McAlpine was arrested Monday afternoon then booked into the Tuscaloosa County Jail on a $75,000 bond.
Investigators said Gaines got into a fight with his girlfriend about an hour before he was killed Sunday night. They said the fight got physical then he shot at her vehicle as she drove away from his 41st Avenue apartment.
Another fight broke out at Gaines’ apartment about an hour later after two males and two females arrived. One of the males pulled a gun and shot Gaines twice. He was pronounced dead at DCH Regional Medical Center.
The investigation is still ongoing. Investigators are continuing to track down other potential witnesses.
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