Alabama Mornings’ ShowPrep for May 12th, 2016…

Which Presidential candidate is a bigger liar?



It’s Trump…

According to The Associated Press, Trump said in an interview that “he doesn’t believe he has an obligation to release his tax returns and won’t release them before November unless an ongoing audit of his finances is completed before Election Day,” but the news agency did not provide a direct quote.

Trump sought to clarify his position on Wednesday, tweeting, “In interview I told @AP that my taxes are under routine audit and I would release my tax returns when audit is complete, not after election!”

Anthony Scaramucci, a New York financier who recently backed Trump, told Fox News that the real estate mogul’s reluctance is due to “the complication of the return, the fact that he’s under an audit, he feels that he doesn’t want to give out that information to the general public and have a whole nightmare situation with opposition research trying to pick holes through the return.”

This guy…

In February 2015, Trump told radio host Hugh Hewitt that he would “certainly” release at least some of his returns if he ran for the White House, and that he had “no objection” to doing so.

“I would release tax returns,” Trump said, “and I would also explain to people that as a person that’s looking to make money, I’m in the business of making money … and if I won, I’d make money for our country.”

What is the definition of “sex”…

This guy is insane…

Someone shot 4 kids in Birmingham….

A domestic altercation ended with a woman dead and four children with varying degrees of gunshot wounds in north Birmingham Wednesday night.

“Once our officers got here, what we found was just really a chaotic situation,” said Birmingham Police Department spokesman Lt. Sean Edwards.

It happened inside a house in the 1400 block of 21st Street North. Edwards said officers arrived at about 10:15 p.m. and found a child in the front yard.

When they entered the house, they found a woman dead in the living room from what appeared to be gunshot wounds. Edwards said she was in her mid-30s.

Officers soon confirmed four children at the house also received gunshot wounds. Their ages are 5, 8, 11 and 12. All were taken to Children’s Hospital. Between all four, they had wounds in their hands, hips, chest and thighs.

Use illegal drugs and the state will punish you

Ninth Circuit District Attorney Mike O’Dell has a warning for his constituents: Use a substance containing alkaloids of the plant kratom and you will go to jail.

The warning comes after Gov. Robert Bentley on Tuesday signed into law a bill criminalizing products that use the plant, which is native to southeast Asia. A variety of products have been available statewide in gas stations, some retail stores and online.

They have been sold under names such as Viva Zen, K Chill, Medical Grade Kratom, Green Wen Extra Strength and Zombie Matter. The alkaloids in question are called mitragynine and hydromitragynine.

O’Dell, who represents DeKalb and Cherokee counties, said Wednesday that his office and local law enforcement are enforcing the new law immediately.

“Thus, I am issuing this notice and warning to anyone who is possession of, or offering for sale, kratom under any of the brand names being utilized and containing the illegal alkaloids, that violation of the new law is a Class D felony, and you will be prosecuted,” O’Dell said in a statement.

Remember the Madison County rape-bait case?

The Madison County school board, one of several defendants in a long-running lawsuit over a rape in a middle school bathroom, paid $200,000 to settle the claim.

Officials with Madison County Schools today confirmed the amount, but declined to comment on a case that preceded most of the current administration.

The lawsuit grew out of a bizarre and unfortunate chain of events in 2010, when a 14-year-old girl complained about being sexually harassed by a boy at Sparkman Middle School.

Physical education aide June Anne Simpson reported the matter to the administration, but testified that she was told by Principal Ronnie Blair that it was only the boy’s word against the girl’s word.The aide then devised a sting operation. She sent the girl to agree to have sex in a bathroom so they could catch the boy in the act of harassing the girl. But the plan failed, teachers arrived too late, and testing showed the girl had been anally raped.

The girl withdrew weeks later and moved to North Carolina. The boy, who had a history of harassing girls, went to an alternative school for a few weeks. Police never broughtcharges.

Yep. That cost you $200k and the people involved stayed employed.

Jim Patterson wants a special session…

Gov. Robert Bentley should call a special session during the summer so the legislature can hammer out a plan to spend the $1 billion in BP money, state Rep. Jim Patterson said Wednesday.

Patterson, R-Meridianville, also apologized for the fact that the issue wasn’t resolved in the 2016 regular session that ended last week.

“I won’t take any travel money or any per diem,” said Patterson, whose district includes downtown Huntsville. “If everybody would follow that policy, the special session won’t cost much money.

“We should have gotten this done during the regular session and I apologize this wasn’t done before we had to adjourn.”

North Carolina school OKs pepper spray to combat transgenders?

One North Carolina school system will allow students to carry pepper spray beginning this fall.

Pepper spray would only be allowed for use as a defensive weapon in the Rowan-Salisbury School System, of central North Carolina, the Salisbury Post reported.

The school system makes up Rowan County and the city of Salisbury.

Board member Chuck Hughes spoke in favor of the policy, saying pepper spray could be useful for students who encounter transgender students in the bathroom.

Hughes referenced a North Carolina law that limits LGBT rights and requires transgender students to use the bathroom for the gender that matches their birth certificate.

“Depending on how the courts rule on the bathroom issues, it may be a pretty valuable tool to have on the female students if they go to the bathroom, not knowing who may come in,” Hughes said in a Monday meeting.

OK then…

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