Top 10 Tweets at 10 for December 9th, 2016

On the moral preening over a “suffering” murderer…

More on the moral preening over a “suffering” murderer…

More on the moral preening over a “suffering” murderer…

More on the moral preening over a “suffering” murderer…

More on the moral preening over a “suffering” murderer…

On Huntsville’s economic incentives…

More on Huntsville’s economic incentives…

More on Huntsville’s economic incentives…

On picks for US Senate…

On a guy who doesn’t understand radio…

The Dale Jackson ShowPrep for December 9th, 2016…

  • 7:00 AM – 7 Things You Should Be Talking About Today
  • 7:20 AM – Madison County Libretarian Party Chair Anson Knowles
  • 8:00 AM – Hate at 8!!
  • 8:20 AM – State Senator Arthur Orr
  • 9:00 AM – 7 Things You Should Be Talking About Today
  • 9:20 AM – Iron Tribe’s Blair Morris
  • 9:55 AM – “What in the World?” with WAAY-31’s Meredith Wood
  • 10:00 AM – Top 10 Tweets at Ten
  • 10:20 AM – 3rd Rail Politics’ Rex Davis
  • 10:50 AM – Alabama Football Legend Scott Hunter


Trump supporters demand safe spaces?

Nope. Fake news.

More fake news…

Alabama schools still suck…

Bentley was right…

Oh boy

There are two factors contributing to the incorrect numbers:

Students with special needs who received the Alabama Occupational Diploma were counted in the state’s graduation rate despite the diploma not meeting academic requirements. The U.S. Department of Education stipulates that only diplomas earned from studies that meet academic standards can be counted towards graduation figures.

Alabama education officials had received two previous warnings – the first in 2008 and the second in 2012 – about the requirement.

The other problem is more pervasive. Some local school systems misstated student records and awarded class credits “that were not honestly earned,” the ASDE said. The IG’s inspection found several school districts were awarding diplomas despite students not completing the required work.


Minimum wage skeptics…

Climate deniers…

Complain about how no one trusts you some more…

Duke approves safe spaces…

So does the LAPD…

But the LAPD kinda does and the people aren’t happy.

Your move, President Trump…

Grandma came out of hiding to whine about “fake news”?

Hillary spent decades whining that their was a “vast right-wing conspiracy” against her and her husband when in reality the media was protecting her at every turn and destroying their credibility in the process.


A run on pensions coming?

Dallas Police and Fire Pension Board ends run on the bank, stops $154M in withdrawals

it’s happening.


This guy had a plan…

The poor murderer suffered a bit? He pistol-whipped and executed a new father 2 decades ago…


Apparently his execution was not that nice

Smith was declared dead by a physician at 11:05 p.m., said Bob Horton, prisons spokesman.

During 13 minutes of the execution, from about 10:34 to 10:47, Smith appeared to be struggling for breath and heaved and coughed and clenched his left fist after apparently being administered the first drug in the three-drug combination. At times his left eye also appeared to be slightly open.

A Department of Corrections captain performed two consciousness checks before they proceeded with administering the next two drugs to stop his breathing and heart.

Here’s what this animal did.

Smith was convicted of capital murder in the Nov. 8, 1994, fatal shooting of Huntsville store clerk Casey Wilson. A jury voted 7-5 to recommend a sentence of life imprisonment, but a judge overrode that recommendation and sentenced Smith to death.


Wilson was pistol-whipped and then shot in the head during the robbery, court documents show. Surveillance video showed Smith entering the store and recovering spent shell casings from the bathroom where Wilson was shot, according to the record.

In overriding the jury’s recommendation at the 1995 trial, a judge likened the slaying to an execution, saying Wilson had already been pistol-whipped into submission and Smith ignored his pleas for mercy. Wilson had a newborn infant at the time of his death.

“The trial court described Smith’s acts as ‘an execution style slaying.’ Tonight, justice was finally served,” Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange said in a statement after the execution.

Here is some more whining…

Two months later, the judge overrode their decision and gave him death. He cited the “particularly heinous” nature of the crime, pointing to evidence that indicated Smith killed Wilson “execution style.”

Alabama is the last state in the country that allows a judge to override a jury’s recommended sentence.

In January, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Hurst v. Florida that Florida’s sentencing scheme, which also allowed judicial override, was unconstitutional.

Following HurstThe Delaware Supreme Court found that its sentencing scheme that also let judges override juries was also unconstitutional.

Smith’s attorneys petitioned SCOTUS to stay the execution in light of Hurst. Despite issuing two temporary stays in the hours leading up to Smith’s execution, the high court ultimately denied his appeal in a 4-4 split.


PODCAST: Dale discusses Santa Claus fat-shaming a 9-year-old boy – 12-8-16

PODCAST: Dale discusses county commissioners wanting the legislature to raise gas taxes – 12-8-16

PODCAST: “The Top 10 Tweets At 10” – 12-8-16

PODCAST: Dr. Jess Brown & State Rep. Mike Ball discuss special session for prisons and gambling – 12-8-16

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