Alabama Mornings’ ShowPrep for May 3rd, 2016…

Trump isn’t going to say a lot of things that he then says.

Hillary yelling, Cruz let Fiorina fall off the stage and Cruz being Canadian, for example, which is still happening.

Well, I would never say Trump is a rapist, but some are accusing him of being one.

It is disgusting and not worth discussing.

The presidential hopeful took some time away from his campaign and addressed the allegations that he raped a teenage girl. When addressing the rumors withRadar Online, Trump denied the accusations and claimed that they are completely false.

“The allegations are not only categorically false, but disgusting at the highest level and clearly framed to solicit media attention or, perhaps, are simply politically motivated,” Trump told the outlet. “There is absolutely no merit to these allegations. Period.”

The rape accusations surfaced after Katie Johnson filed a suit in California that claimed Trump and Jeffrey Epstein had sexually abused her. The documents state that Trump and Epstein made her “engage in various perverted and depraved sex acts by threatening physical harm to [her] and also her family.”

It was dismissed, but these are minor details.


Showing you how ridiculously bad Trump will do against Clinton, Trump released an attack, which was really a lie, about how he was against the Iraq war and was against Libya.

Neither is true.

But you don’t care.


Bloodbath coming in Indiana?

The home stretch of the long 2016 GOP presidential race is coming into view, and the path to victory is opening wider for front-runner Donald Trump amid signs that he could pick up a big win in Tuesday’s Indiana primary.

Looks like it, but who the hell knows. Polling is jacked up in Indiana.

Indiana’s polling paucity traces back to a 1988 state law that, with certain exceptions, banned auto-dialed calls, or “robocalls.” Though largely targeted at unwanted sales calls, it’s also banned similarly annoying political campaign calls—along with the interactive caller surveys that many low-cost pollsters this cycle use to gather their results. The penalty for violations, according to a release the Indiana attorney general’s office sent out in March as a warning to politicos about to descend on the state, is “up to $5,000 per call.”

For polling purposes, this means that all surveys of the state must be “live-caller,” i.e. real human beings calling other human beings in order to collect their opinions. Those get pricey. Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute—a prolific pollster this campaign season that hasn’t bothered with Indiana—estimates that automated surveys are roughly “as much as 10 times cheaper” to commission than live-caller ones. Public Policy Polling’s director, Tom Jensen, backs up this estimate. “You’re talking the difference between a poll costing $2,500 to $3,000 and $25,000 to $30,000,” he says.


Things still need to get done in the legislature

State lawmakers could approve a plan to borrow $800 million to build four new state prisons during the final two days of the 2016 legislative session.

Gov. Robert Bentley’s prison initiative is one of the top issues left this session, which is expected to wrap up Wednesday.

Last week, the House added a wrinkle to the prisons bill.

It approved an amendment by Rep. A.J. McCampbell, D-Demopolis, that would require legislative approval of a feasibility report next year before the initiative could proceed.

Sen. Trip Pittman, R-Montrose, sponsor of the bill, said lawmakers face a key decision on whether to keep that amendment in place.

“I’ve heard senators on both sides of the issue,” Pittman said.

“I’m just going to take a wait and see attitude.”

McCampbell said the amendment is an important safeguard before lawmakers spend so much taxpayer money.

House Speaker Mike Hubbard, R-Auburn, a supporter of the plan, said last week the McCampbell amendment was “problematic.”


State Auditor Jim Zeigler talked to a chair

State Auditor Jim Zeigler said he planned to file a petition in civil court to try to compel Gov. Robert Bentley to answer his questions about the governor’s use of state money and aircraft, phone calls with former adviser Rebekah Mason and other topics.

Zeigler said it was unclear how the court would rule because he said he was plowing new legal ground.

Zeigler ordered Bentley to appear for a hearing today in his office but the governor, as he had previously indicated, did not attend.

In issuing the order on April 21, Zeigler cited sections of state law not used by his predecessors.

Bentley, in a statement the next day, said the Ethics Commission is the proper authority to investigate and that he did not intend to further respond to Zeigler.

Zeigler filed a complaint with the Ethics Commission in March concerning the governor and Mason.

In his request to take testimony and receive documents from the governor, Zeigler said he is seeking information about whether Bentley used state resources in an inappropriate manner for personal reasons.

Zeigler said any pertinent information would then be turned over to the Ethics Commission, the Montgomery County District Attorney or the state House of Representatives, where an impeachment resolution against the governor has been filed.

Bentley asks who Zeigler is…

Meanwhile, Bentley is screwing around on Leni’s law


What are these football players doing.

Auburn football players Byron Cowart, Carlton Davis, Ryan Davis and Jeremiah Dinson were arrested Saturday night in Auburn and charged with second-degree possession of marijuana, Auburn Police Division activity logs show.

“I am aware of the situation and we will handle this matter appropriately,” Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said in a statement.

The arrests occurred at the 100 block of E. Samford Avenue at 11 p.m. Saturday. Second degree marijuana possession is a Class A misdemeanor in Alabama and carries a penalty of no more than one year in jail and up to a $6,000 fine.

All four players hail from Florida and are entering their sophomore seasons on the Plains.

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