I can’t wait till the Internet goes after these businesses that refused service because of their positions on gay marriage….

We all know the Memories Pizza saga….

One group of morons reacted to an erroneous news piece by attacking a small pizza shop

So a hypothetical situation that has never occurred was enough for Marino to do a remote outside the business on the ABC 57 nightly newscast and make citizens who’ve never been accused of harming anyone the top story of the night.

The story went viral, as it obviously would, and Memories Pizza is now closed and the O’Connor family is receiving death threats. Crystal O’Connor told Marino, “We’re not discriminating against anyone, that’s just our belief and anyone has the right to believe in anything.” She was right on the first part, her and her family are learning, thanks to “journalists” like Alyssa Marino and Brian Dorman, that she was woefully wrong on the second part.

America responds by giving the pizzeria $400,000+

But what about these hatemongers?

And these…

Does anyone believe these gay bakeries or this Muslim bakery should be forced to make these cakes?

Again, these aren’t hypotheticals, this actually happened.

Go get em, Internet!

PAYDAY LENDERS ARE BUYING YOUR LEGISLATURE!

Wait till you see how much money they gave!

All together, lenders gave more than $475,000 to lawmakers during the last election season.

Seems like a lot, sure but let’s just put it in to some perspective. The AEA pumped millions in to the last election cycle.

By February of 2014, A -Vote had given $50,000 to each of these candidates:

Sen. Rodger Smitherman, D-Birmingham
Sen. Tammy Irons, D-Florence
Sen. Roger Bedford, D-Russellville
Rep. Craig Ford, D-Gadsden
Sen. Billy Beasley, D-Clayton
Rep. Todd Greeson, R-Ider.

That was in February and they gave those 6 folks a total of $300,000. In the following 9 months they dumped millions more to many other candidates but I am sure that had no strings attached.

What is the difference?

Glad no one asked, the AEA wanted these legislators to give them government money, they regularly deliver and obstruct on the AEA’s behalf.

When charter schools were being debated did you see a single story about how the AEA had bought legislators?

No.

Again…

The AEA wants government money directly given to them by the state and they have spent 10s of million of dollars to make that happen and no one seems concerned.

Payday  lenders want the legislature to leave them alone and allow them to function within the law with out attempting to put them out of business, they have given legislators a fraction of what the AEA but they are monsters.

Whitmire wraps up with this

Because, in the end, the money those lawmakers received didn’t have an interest rate and it was theirs to keep. But don’t think for a moment it was free.

Final note: It might be time to move Kyle Whitmire to a beat that is more appropriate for his skills (I am not sure being a disingenuous douche is a skill) because this whole politics thing isn’t working for him.

This is what a traitor looks like…

Bowe Bergdahl?

Some members of Bergdahl’s platoon have criticized him, labeling Bergdahl a deserter.

“I was pissed off then, and I am even more so now with everything going on,” former Sgt. Matt Vierkant, a member of Bergdahl’s platoon when he went missing on June 30, 2009, told CNN last year. “Bowe Bergdahl deserted during a time of war, and his fellow Americans lost their lives searching for him.”

Bergdahl was freed in May when President Barack Obama agreed to swap five Taliban prisoners who had been detained in Guantanamo Bay to secure Bergdahl’s freedom, sending those detainees to Qatar.

OR… 47 Senators sending an open-letter to Iran?

A group of 47 Republican senators has written an open letter to Iran’s leaders warning them that any nuclear deal they sign with President Barack Obama’s administration won’t last after Obama leaves office.

Organized by freshman Senator Tom Cotton and signed by the chamber’s entire party leadership as well as potential 2016 presidential contenders Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, the letter is meant not just to discourage the Iranian regime from signing a deal but also to pressure the White House into giving Congress some authority over the process.

Here is the New York Daily News on those 47 Senators…

Here is the New York Times on Berghdahl…    Now do we understand how absurd all that “traitor” talk was about the letter to Iran?

This “All Lives Matter” event in Huntsville needs to be copied nationwide…

AL.com headlined a story about a Huntsville Housing Authority event like this: At Huntsville Housing Authority’s ‘All Lives Matter’ basketball tourney, winning games is not the main goal

Talk about burying the lede…

The agency hopes its “All Lives Matter” tourney, tentatively scheduled for March 24-27, helps to improve relations between teenage public housing residents and Huntsville police.

The event at the Sparkman Homes Boys & Girls Club Gym, 104 Holmes Ave., will include role-playing exercises with uniformed officers to show teens how to behave if they are ever stopped by police.

[…]

“Before the games, we’ll have some tough-love dialogue about how to behave when you’re engaged by a police officer,” Lundy told AL.com Thursday.

“Unfortunately, a lot of youth that we serve in public housing have not been afforded the opportunity to have that conversation with the adults in their lives.”

This is a GREAT idea….

Other non-basketball “rap sessions” will focus on civil rights, motivation and the importance of becoming a law-abiding, productive citizen.

The one thing lost in all the recent “Black Lives Matter” nonsense is the communities responsibility to respect law enforcement.

This should be applauded and copied. Good job, Huntsville Housing Authority.

SOURCE: Governor Robert Bentley will veto the charter school bill!?

Why?

He is furious at the Legislature limiting his power on the charter school appellate board.

Originally, the appointees would be chosen from nominees submitted by the governor, Senate president pro tem, House speaker and state school superintendent.

Now the Lt. Governor gets appointees as well.

Why did they do this?

He was rumored to have told legislators he would kill charter schools by using his appointees to keep charter schools from gaining ground, so the legislature diluted his power on the board.

Keep in mind, even if Governor Bentley vetoes this bill, the legislature can override his veto with a simple majority vote.

Have virtual schools actually been removed from the charter school bill before the Alabama legislature? (UPDATE)

UPDATE: I spoke with Rep. Terri Collins at 11:35 about standalone charter schools, this was my takeaway (she agreed with this point):

Here is the interview with Rep. Collins

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Dr. Jess Brown has brought this segment of the law to my attention:Virtual schoolsVirtual charter schools were not initially allowed, then they were and now they are not.

Dr. Brown argues these schools are still allowed as they are not EXPRESSLY prohibited and the phrase “but not limited to” leaves the door open to virtual charter schools.

What say you?

Here is the interview with Dr. Jess Brown:

Iraq veteran Sen. Cotton, Sen. Sessions and Sen. Shelby are traitors? How about a history lesson?

47 Republican Senators sent an OPEN letter to Iran telling them that if the deal they make with President Obama is not in America’s best interests, they will not honor it when Obama leaves office.

The group of 47 Senate Republicans, in their open letter to “the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran” released Monday, asserted Iranians “may not fully understand” the U.S. constitutional system, which gives Congress power over treaties.

They warned any deal between Iran and Obama could be dead in the water once the President leaves office.

“We will consider any agreement regarding your nuclear-weapons program that is not approved by the Congress as nothing more than an executive agreement,” the senators wrote.

“The next President could revoke such an executive agreement with the stroke of a pen,” they said — adding that Congress would also alter it.

This apparently makes them traitors.

That last tweet is a Democratic Congressman calling an Iraq War veteran Tehran Tom. Outrage? None. Media palpitations? None.

Oddly enough, the letter itself isn’t even remotely traitorous but we must all protect Barack Obama from “disrespect” for some reason.

That’s not traitorous, not by a long shot.

These actions may very well be…

Pelosi to Syria:

Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House, met here today with President Bashar al-Assad of Syria and discussed a variety of Middle Eastern issues, including the situations in Iraq and Lebanon and the prospect of peace talks between Syria and Israel.

Ms. Pelosi, the third-ranking elected official in the United States after the president and the vice president, is the most senior American politician to visit the country since relations between the United States and Syria faltered in 2003. Her visit has been criticized by President Bush and other administration officials, who have sought to isolate Syria diplomatically.

Democrats to Iraq:

Jim Wright, the Democratic House speaker during Ronald Reagan’s presidency, was accused of interfering when he met with opposing leaders in Nicaragua’s contra war. Three House Democrats went to Iraq in 2002 before President George W. Bush’s invasion to try to head off war.

Ted Kennedy willing to sabotage nuclear talks to become President (emphasis mine):

“On 9-10 May of this year,” the May 14 memorandum explained, “Sen. Edward Kennedy’s close friend and trusted confidant [John] Tunney was in Moscow.” (Tunney was Kennedy’s law school roommate and a former Democratic senator from California.) “The senator charged Tunney to convey the following message, through confidential contacts, to the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Y. Andropov.”

Kennedy’s message was simple. He proposed an unabashed quid pro quo. Kennedy would lend Andropov a hand in dealing with President Reagan. In return, the Soviet leader would lend the Democratic Party a hand in challenging Reagan in the 1984 presidential election. “The only real potential threats to Reagan are problems of war and peace and Soviet-American relations,” the memorandum stated. “These issues, according to the senator, will without a doubt become the most important of the election campaign.”

Kennedy made Andropov a couple of specific offers.

First he offered to visit Moscow. “The main purpose of the meeting, according to the senator, would be to arm Soviet officials with explanations regarding problems of nuclear disarmament so they may be better prepared and more convincing during appearances in the USA.” Kennedy would help the Soviets deal with Reagan by telling them how to brush up their propaganda.

Then he offered to make it possible for Andropov to sit down for a few interviews on American television. “A direct appeal … to the American people will, without a doubt, attract a great deal of attention and interest in the country. … If the proposal is recognized as worthy, then Kennedy and his friends will bring about suitable steps to have representatives of the largest television companies in the USA contact Y.V. Andropov for an invitation to Moscow for the interviews. … The senator underlined the importance that this initiative should be seen as coming from the American side.”

Kennedy would make certain the networks gave Andropov air time–and that they rigged the arrangement to look like honest journalism.

Kennedy’s motives? “Like other rational people,” the memorandum explained, “[Kennedy] is very troubled by the current state of Soviet-American relations.” But that high-minded concern represented only one of Kennedy’s motives.

Tunney remarked that the senator wants to run for president in 1988,” the memorandum continued. “Kennedy does not discount that during the 1984 campaign, the Democratic Party may officially turn to him to lead the fight against the Republicans and elect their candidate president.”

That is traitorous…

Writing an OPEN letter? No.

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