The Dale Jackson ShowPrep for May 31st, 2016…

I’d gleefully kill an entire colony of speaking and thinking apes before I’d let a Silverback Gorrilla kill a 4-year-old.

The child had snuck over the barrier after witnesses overheard him telling his mother he wanted to play in the moat of water inside the exhibit.

“The little boy himself had already been talking about wanting to…get in the water. The mother’s like ‘No, you’re not, you’re not,’” witness Kim O’Connor said.

But somehow the boy managed to slip through the fence.

Two female gorillas who shared Harambe’s cage withdrew from the child when zoo officials called them, but Harambe ignored orders and hovered over the tot, nudging him with his long limbs and lifting him up at one point, according to video obtained by local Fox affiliate WLWT.

In a censored portion of the video, Harambe is reported to have dragged the boy through the exhibit’s moat.

So what do we do?

Just wait and see how this plays out? No. You kill the animal and save the child.

Idiots question why they didn’t tranquilize him…

After a tense several minutes, fast-acting zoo officials made the difficult decision to shoot the gorilla instead of using tranquilizers.

“Tranquilizers do not take effect for several minutes and the child was in imminent danger. On top of that, the impact from the dart could agitate the animal and cause the situation to get much worse,” zoo officials explained in a Facebook post.

This is not a human that you can easiy communicate with, Harambe the gorilla was a Silverback Goriilla that weighed 400 lbs.

Sure, the parents are terrible and all that, but you don’t let a kid die.

Some think you let the kid die. Isn’t the Internet wonderful?

To be clear. I would kill Lassie, Free Willey, Mr. Ed, Cecil the Lion, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Air Bud and Harambe the Gorrilla 3 times over to save this kid.

Bill Kristol is a loser…

Donald Trump did not wait to reply. Less than two hours after Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol sent out a tweet that said there would soon be news of an “impressive” independent presidential candidate, the presumptive Republican nominee went on the attack. In a series of tweets, the real estate mogul called Kristol a “dummy” and an “embarrassed loser.” He then said Republicans can “say good bye to the Supreme Court” if an independent contender does materialize.

It all started with a mysterious-sounding tweet from Kristol in which he assured readers that “there will be an independent candidate” who is “impressive,” and has “a real chance.”

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Jeff Sessions demands you adapt to Trump or die

Sessions, a 69-year-old former state attorney general who famously donned the “Make America Great Again” trucker’s cap at a massive rally in Mobile last August, thinks Trump is more a movement than a man. And this sprightly son of country preachers and teachers is on a mission to evangelize maybe-Trumpers like House Speaker Paul Ryan on the Gospel According to Donald – with a sermon on self-preservation.

“I think [Ryan] needs to recognize, on some of these issues, Trump is where the Republicans are and if you’re going to be a Republican leader you should be supportive of that,” Sessions told me during a taping of POLITICO’s “Off Message” podcast in his Senate office last week.

“My advice is to listen and accept the will of the American people, the Republican voters – the Republican Party is the Republican voters,” he added – a pointed reference to Ryan’s suggestion that he, and not the presumptive party nominee, represents authentic conservative values. “Give me a break! A lot of our drift within our party has gotten away from [the will of the voters] … I think the leaders in all parties tend to adjust to reality. They just have to or they won’t remain in office … Already many are sensing it.”

He’s not wrong.

What’s the other option.

Trump thinks Sanders supporters are coming to him

Sanders disagree and so do the polls…

Donald Trump is hoping to get a boost in the fall by gaining votes from Sen. Bernie Sanders supporters, the Wall Street Journal reported today.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee has said repeatedly at rallies that he will earn the support of Sanders supporters in a general election matchup against Hillary Clinton.

The Democratic nomination is mathematically impossible for Sanders to reach.

In Journal and NBC polls conducted over the first four months of the year, Trump was predicted to earn only 10 percent of Sanders supporters, with Clinton earning 81 percent.

A more recent poll suggests an increase for Trump, with the real estate mogul earning 17 percent of the Vermont senator’s supporters.

Only one of the voters interviewed by the Journal said that he would support Trump. Another said that his main reason for not supporting the GOP nominee now is the issue of nominating a Supreme Court Justice- but that he may vote for Trump in the fall.

Is this movie theater a reason NOT to redo the Madison Square Mall development?

The lawyer for a movie theater located next to Madison Square Mall said they will fight the city over the taking of the property.

The news comes less than 24 hours after the Huntsville City Council agreed on a redevelopment deal for Madison Square Mall.

Touchstar Cinema’s attorney said the City of Huntsville sent them a letter asking to appraise the property and threatened to condemn it. That same theater received a major facelift just a few months ago.

Huntsville city leaders and RCP Companies have a plan in place to turn Madison Square Mall into a jewel. The redevelopment, named MidCity Huntsville, is a mixed-use-space project that will be built in multiple phases starting next year.

But not everyone is on board.

The attorney for Touchstar Cinema issued a statement about the attempted acquisition of their property:

“Touchstar Cinemas owns and operates the most modern and luxurious movie theater in Alabama.  We are shocked and offended that the City of Huntsville would call the movie theater blighted or that it would even consider building a new road through the middle of it. Touchstar Cinemas intends to vigorously defend its private property rights so it can continue to serve the Huntsville community with the finest movie experience available anywhere in Alabama.”

“Anything that changes what’s going on there now is a positive,” said Greg Johnston, the owner of HobbyTown USA.

Johnston’s business sits across the street from the mall. He’s hoping there isn’t a hold up on construction.

“Anything that is going to bring more people in, it’s going to increase our foot traffic, it decreases the money I have to spend on advertising, the bottom line increases for me and as a business owner it’s only going to be a positive,” said Johnston.

Multiple people at the mall that echoed that same positive outlook on the mall’s future.

“I think it’ll be great for Huntsville. It’ll bring more business over to this side,” said one customer. “We’ve got a lot of retail stores now so I think something different, something that Huntsville hasn’t had yet would be great,” added another customer.

According to the City of Huntsville, design on the MidCity project begins immediately but the full build-out won’t be complete until at least 2022 pending any delays.

J.C. Penney and Sears are the only anchor stores that remain at Madison Square Mall.

A J.C. Penney spokesperson said they don’t comment on real estate activities. A Sears spokesperson said they intend to protect their property rights vigorously.

Looks like

Ethics complaint filed against Mayor Troy Trulock

Trulock’s problem surfaced during the latest Madison City Council meeting after resident Thomas Scoville questioned a letter, sent on official letterhead, endorsing Triana Mayor Mary Caudle’s re-election bid.

Scoville claimed it violated state law and that’s what warranted him sending the complaint to Montgomery.

“The investigation could last a month, it could last several years,” said legal analyst Mark McDaniel.

McDaniel has represented multiple clients facing an ethics violation. According to him, this all comes down to one key element.

“What the ethics commission looks at and what their investigators look at is did this official, did this public official use his public office for private gain?” said McDaniel.

Holcombe released a statement that didn’t offer a lot of support for Trulock on Wednesday.

Regarding the ethics complaint lodged against Mayor Trulock; this has been undertaken by a private Madison citizen, Tom Scoville, who is known to be active in local, regional and state political issues. He has stated his case; the state ethics commission will now have to decide if any violations have occurred, and what the consequences will be, if any. We have a number of hot-button issues currently facing our city, and we desperately need
quality leadership capable of guiding us through several high profile situations. Unfortunately, the City Council is not aware of the specifics of the personnel issues nor are we able to act on these issues; they are under the Mayor’s authority, and we anxiously await his decision and recommendations to Council so that we may begin to move forward with resolution.

I wrote about this here

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You. Will. Be. My. Friend.

There’s something forced about Facebook relationships.

If someone “friends” you, you feel duty-bound to reciprocate. Even if that person is, well, entirely unknown to you.

That forced feeling can go too far.

As KSL-TV reports, residents of an apartment building in Salt Lake City, Utah, say they found a curious piece of paper stuck to their doors.

Headlined “Facebook Addendum,” it had fascinating stipulations.

It insisted that tenants had five days to “friend” the City Park Apartments on Facebook or they’d be in breach of their lease. The fact that they’d already signed their lease perhaps months previously didn’t seem to matter to the owners.

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