Alabama Mornings’ ShowPrep for April 27th, 2016…

Trump brutalizes his foes

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton scored huge victories Tuesday that bring them closer to a monumental duel for the White House in the fall.

Trump’s political strength was on display with a clean sweep of races in Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Rhode Island. Clinton delivered big wins in Maryland and Pennsylvania — the biggest prizes of the night — along with Delaware and Connecticut. Bernie Sanders picked up his sole victory of the night in Rhode Island.

The wins for Trump — following a massive victory last week in New York — move him significantly closer to the 1,237 delegates he needs to win the nomination outright and avoid a contested Republican convention. That historic prospect is now the only way rivals Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich could stop Trump from becoming the GOP nominee.

“This to me was our biggest night,” Trump said in his victory speech. “I consider myself the presumptive nominee.”

Clinton demolishes Sanders…

Clinton’s big wins, meanwhile, help bolster her campaign’s argument that it is time for Sanders to make a decision to stop personal and political attacks on the former secretary of state that could weaken her ahead of a showdown in November with Republicans.

She climbed on stage to cheers in her election night headquarters in Philadelphia, the city that will host the Democratic National Convention this summer.

“With your help, we are going to come back to Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention with the most votes and the most pledged delegates,” Clinton declared. “And we will unify our party to win this election and build an America where we can all rise together, an America where we lift each other up instead of tearing each other down.”

Trump is an idiot who believes he wins with women and win NY…

FACTS are boring.

Alabama gets it’s first Transgender bathroom ordinance

The City of Oxford Tuesday passed an ordinance making it illegal to use a public bathroom different from the gender on a person’s birth certificate.

The ordinance also affects changing rooms and applies within the city limits and its police jurisdiction.

Police Chief Bill Partridge said the law, which makes the offense a misdemeanor, would be enforced like any other city ordinance, such as noise violations or public indecency.

“If somebody sees something that makes them uncomfortable, they would call the police,” he said. “If the person is still there when the officer arrives, the officer has to witness the crime. Then we take down the person’s information, and the person who reported it has to sign out a warrant.”

According to the Anniston Star, the ordinance, which passed unanimously, would levy a $500 fine or six months jail time for violations.

Bentley has more problems in Fort Morgan

An addition to the state governor’s mansion wall off Ft. Morgan Rd. has Baldwin County commissioners and property owners upset.  There’s always been a wall, but as part of ongoing renovations about a 40 ft. new section was added.  That has county commissioners and some property owners upset because they said it was built across county right-of-way without permission and restricts beach access.

A narrow path in the sand is the only access folks that live on the east side of Surfside Drive on Ft. Morgan have to the beach.  Until recently, they had county right-of-way to access the deeded beachfront lot that belongs to all property owners in the neighborhood.  Then an eight foot high, 40 foot long concrete wall was erected which cut that section off.  Some residents, like former property owners association president, Ralph Gilges said the wall should come down.

“If it’s been quote, “illegally” put up or put up without going through processes, yeah, it should come down as a lesson,” Gilges said.

A map of the area shows the county has a clear right-of-way where Beach Shore Drive curves to the north.  A red line shows where the wall was put up, crossing the entire right-of-way.  When it came to the attention of the Baldwin County Commission, it didn’t set well.

Rep. Alvin Holmes should out cheaters

Never one to shy away from making a controversial statement, State Rep. Alvin Holmes (D-Montgomery) on Tuesday threatened to expose the extramarital affairs of a dozen of his colleagues, if Republicans continue to pursue impeachment against Governor Robert Bentley.

“I know those in here that are married that had female companions,” Holmes declared on the House floor. “I know what every person has done and what they have not done. There’s no law against having a girlfriend.”

One of Holmes’ House colleagues invoked Rule 50, which precludes lawmakers from making derogatory comments about each other in the House, but Holmes said he had not named any names — yet. And if Republicans back off their attempts to impeach the governor, he says he likely will not.

State Rep. Ed Henry (R-Hartselle), who sponsored the original articles of impeachment against Governor Bentley, tweeted that a feeling of uneasiness set in after Holmes’ threats.

Impeachment isn’t happening

Alabama lawmakers on Tuesday set up an impeachment process that likely halts – or at least slows down – an effort to oust Gov. Robert Bentley.

The House of Representatives voted 79-14 Tuesday for a rule change to have the House Judiciary Committee investigate calls for impeachment. However, it would require 21 legislators to first sign impeachment articles. Eleven legislators filed impeachment articles against Bentley in the wake of a scandal and affair allegations involving a former top aide.

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