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Disaray in the Trump campaign, while Trump plays the role of Baghdad Bob….
A list of Trump’s latest greatest hits…
There is some good news…
Here is what this is going to do to the Senate…
Some a-hole in Georgia was going to give Hillary Clinton a 1-0 lead at the Electoral College…
Vu will be on the November ballot as an elector – a constitutionally mandated stand-in for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Should Trump take Georgia, Vu will be one of 16 Georgia members of the electoral college who will formally decide the U.S. presidential contest.
Vu has just put out a statement saying that he cannot bring himself to vote for Trump in the November general election. And he might not vote for Trump as a member of the electoral college, either.
Georgia is one of 21 states that do not require its members of the electoral college to adhere to the results of the popular vote in their state. “I have the right to vote for a write-in candidate in the electoral college,” Vu said.
The Georgia GOP elector who balked on whether to support Donald Trump has resigned, said Georgia GOP spokesman Ryan Mahoney. More details to come in a separate post.
Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley plans to meet Thursday morning with the likely sponsor of his lottery legislation, Sen. Jim McClendon, R-Springville.
Bentley said he would release more details soon about his lottery proposal, which will be the focus of a special session of the Legislature starting Aug. 15.
“It’s not complicated,” Bentley said Wednesday. “It basically is going to be a simple lottery without casino gambling. We’ll have a commission that will oversee it.
“If the Legislature allows the people to vote on it, between now and when they vote on it, we’ll be putting into place some experts to look all over the country to see what the best way to set one up would be.”
The governor made his remarks Wednesday morning after touring a clinic for children suffering from seizures operated by the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services.
Melinda Davis, director of Children’s Rehabilitation Services for the department, said 72 percent of the approximately 9,500 children who are served by the program depend on Medicaid.
Funding for the Alabama Medicaid Agency is the main concern in the state budget that the governor says a state lottery can help fix.
“The lottery is not the issue, even though that is a means to an end,” Bentley said Wednesday morning. “It all goes back to taking care of people and taking care of the children and that’s why we’re here today.”
McClendon sponsored a lottery bill during the regular legislative session this year and has planned to return with a modified version.
For now, McClendon says his lottery bill includes a provision to allow electronic gaming machines at the state’s four greyhound tracks.
Bentley does not support that.
Bama’s ABC board is out of control…
Free the Hops issued a statement this week in response to a mandate that could potentially require in-state breweries and brewpubs that sell beer for off-premise consumption to record sensitive information, such as the purchaser’s name, address, phone number and date of birth. The proposal is available for viewing now on the ABC Board website.
Nick Hudson, president of Free the Hops, said the proposal should be “highly concerning, not only to craft beer consumers, but to all people throughout the state.”
“As nonsensical as it might seem, this rule would essentially empower the ABC Board to come to an individual’s house to confirm his or her purchase of a six pack of beer,” he said. “One can’t help but ask, why? The members of Free the Hops fully oppose this proposed rule. It represents an unprecedented, unnecessary, and overreaching invasion of privacy. It is something that unfairly targets beer consumers, but also, frankly, has frightening implications for everyone.”
“Today began like any other for 214 federal inmates across the country, but ultimately became a day I am confident they will never forget. This morning, these individuals received a message from the President: your application for clemency has been granted,” Neil Eggleston is White House Counsel Neil Eggleston released on the White House website. “This news likely carries special weight to the 67 individuals serving life sentences – almost all for nonviolent drug crimes – who, up until today, could only imagine what it might be like to once again attend a loved one’s birthday party, walk their child to school, or simply go to the grocery store. All of the individuals receiving commutation today, incarcerated under outdated and unduly harsh sentencing laws, embody the President’s belief that ‘America is a nation of second chances.'”
Some are a bit sketchy…
Earlier this year, President Obama granted clemency to 61 individuals. Twelve of them were serving time for the illegal use of a firearm during the commission of a drug trafficking crime.
Bernard Beard of Compton, Calif. Beard was convicted of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, cocaine base, heroin and phencyclidine. He also served a sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.
Or how about Ian Kavanaugh Gavin of Eight Mile, Ala., who was serving federal time for using and carrying a firearm in furtherance of his possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute?
Ernest Spiller of East St. Louis, Ill., was convicted of running a crack house in a local neighborhood, distributing crack cocaine on more than one occasion, and of possessing a firearm as a felon to carry out his drug trafficking crimes.
“As the only elected law enforcement officials in America, we are greatly concerned about the direct negative impact our President’s decision to commute the sentences of armed criminals,” the Major County Sheriff’s Association, which is made up of a elected sheriffs representing over 100 million Americans around the country, wrote in a statement about the president’s actions. “These individuals are not low level non-violent drug offenders as the Administration would have the public believe — they are violent criminals who are being released back into our neighborhoods.”
Those on the list from Alabama were:
- Scottie Ladon Dixon of Atmore was sentenced in 2010 to a life sentence for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine and a 33-month concurrent sentence for violation of supervised release, plus 10 years’ supervised release on the first charge. Dixon’s sentence was commuted to 221 months imprisonment.
- Felix Monroe Fort of Birmingham was sentenced in 1998 to 30 years, plus four years’ supervised release for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and possession with the intent to distribute cocaine. Fort’s sentence was commuted to a term of 262 months’ imprisonment.
- Robert Lee Nickles of Mobile was sentenced in 2003 to 20 years in prison plus 10 years supervised release for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine. Nickles’ sentenced was commuted to expire on December 1, 2016.
- Jerome Rowser of Birmingham was sentenced in 2004 to life plus 60 months, and 10 years’ supervised release for possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base; possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; felon in possession of firearms. Rowser’s sentence was commuted to expire on December 1, 2016.
- David Dejuan Wise of Montgomery was sentenced in 2005 to 20 years in prison and eight years’ supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride; possession with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride and aiding and abetting; and possession of cocaine base. Wise’s sentence was commuted to expire on December 1, 2016.
These are drug dealers.
You probably have no friends supporting Hillary Clinton…
Courts get involved in the transgender issues…
Mental health a big concern in the latest attack in Britain?
If true, why send in so many police elsewhere in London?
Why are “international reporters” asking Serena Williams about Black Lives Matter?
Regardless, she punts…
“I don’t involve myself in politics,’’ Williams said.
An international reporter, citing recent problems in the United States connected to Black Lives Matter, asked sisters Serena and Venus Williams if they felt they were playing for something bigger and more important than Team USA.
“I don’t understand the question,’’ Venus Williams said.
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