PODCAST: Dale & Dr. Jess Brown discuss Governor Bentley’s gambling announcement and Trump/Clinton – 9-29-16

PODCAST: The September 29th edition of “Hate At 8!!!” – 9-29-16

PODCAST: Dale & The SEC Network’s Cole Cubic discuss this weekend’s college football games – 9-29-16

PODCAST: The 7 Things – 9-29-16

Top Ten Tweets at 10 for September 29th, 2016


On a clear scam story on North Alabama development…


More on a clear scam story on North Alabama development…


On failed journalism in North Alabama…


On me being a journalist (an offensive charge)…


On Trump and Obama’s biggest personal flaws…


On Trump going after Bill Clinton’s sex life…


On having a death wish….


On polls being wrong…


On why people get so mad at me?


On listeners needing a safe space…

The Dale Jackson ShowPrep for September 29th, 2016…

  • 7:00 AM – 7 Things You Should Be Talking About Today
  • 7:20 AM – UMPsports.com and SEC Network’s Cole Cubelic
  • 8:00 AM – Hate at 8!!
  • 8:20 AM – Dr. Jess Brown
  • 9:00 AM – 7 Things You Should Be Talking About Today
  • 9:20 AM – WVNN’s James Lomax
  • 9:55 AM – What in the World with WAAY-31’s Meredith Wood

Your precious online polling is a complete scam…

The benefit of these polls are very minimal, and now it’s obvious that they’ll be abused. So why bother? Well… that’s easy enough to answer.

As of this writing, the TIME poll has 1,948,654 votes. Each vote requires a separate visit, so that’s close to 2 million visits. Even if you account for the fact that number of unique visitors is certainly much lower because of spamming, that’s still an insane amount of traffic and ad revenue for a “story” that probably took an intern five minutes to set up.

In preparation for this column, I reached out to Mediaite’s Managing Editor Jon Nicosia and asked what our own motivation for putting up a post-debate poll was, offering several possibilities. Was it a) traffic, b) traffic, or perhaps c) traffic? “Yes,” he responded.

This stuff is so dumb…

Yes, except the scientific one at the end.

This stupidity MUST end…


Thursday, September 29
Race/Topic   (Click to Sort) Poll Results Spread
General Election: Trump vs. Clinton LA Times/USC Tracking Clinton 43, Trump 47 Trump +4
Wednesday, September 28
Race/Topic   (Click to Sort) Poll Results Spread
General Election: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein PPP (D) Clinton 44, Trump 40, Johnson 6, Stein 1 Clinton +4
General Election: Trump vs. Clinton PPP (D) Clinton 49, Trump 45 Clinton +4
General Election: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein Reuters/Ipsos Clinton 42, Trump 38, Johnson 7, Stein 2 Clinton +4
General Election: Trump vs. Clinton Reuters/Ipsos Clinton 44, Trump 38 Clinton +6
General Election: Trump vs. Clinton LA Times/USC Tracking Clinton 43, Trump 47 Trump +4
Michigan: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein FOX 2 Detroit/Mitchell Clinton 46, Trump 41, Johnson 8, Stein 1 Clinton +5
Washington: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein Emerson Clinton 44, Trump 38, Johnson 7, Stein 5 Clinton +6
Nebraska: Trump vs. Clinton vs. Johnson vs. Stein Emerson Trump 56, Clinton 29, Johnson 7, Stein 1 Trump +27
Nebraska CD2: Trump vs. Clinton Emerson Trump 49, Clinton 40 Trump +9
President Obama Job Approval Gallup Approve 50, Disapprove 45 Approve +5
President Obama Job Approval Rasmussen Reports Approve 50, Disapprove 48 Approve +2
President Obama Job Approval Monmouth Approve 53, Disapprove 43 Approve +10
President Obama Job Approval PPP (D) Approve 48, Disapprove 48 Tie
President Obama Job Approval Reuters/Ipsos Approve 46, Disapprove 47 Disapprove +1
Congressional Job Approval Monmouth Approve 15, Disapprove 77 Disapprove +62
Congressional Job Approval PPP (D) Approve 13, Disapprove 74 Disapprove +61
2016 Generic Congressional Vote Reuters/Ipsos Democrats 42, Republicans 36 Democrats +6
Direction of Country Reuters/Ipsos Right Direction 22, Wrong Track 65 Wrong Track +43

Yay! Government shutdown averted!


Good for Obama…


The Roy Moore circus continues…

The scenes in and around the Heflin-Torbert Judicial Building Wednesday could serve as Roy Moore’s public career in miniature.

Within the Alabama Supreme Court chambers, Moore and his attorneys Wednesday arguing the meaning of the U.S. Constitution, especially in relation to the court system, while his opponents contended that Moore’s actions on same-sex marriage violated that document.

On the court steps outside, the Alabama Chief Justice drew two groups with different views of Moore: one cheering him as a defender of their religious values; the other seeing Moore as someone standing in the way of hard-won civil rights.

It all stemmed from a trial with the possibility of ending Moore’s career on the bench. Facing accusations that a Jan. 6 order on same-sex marriage meant to block U.S. Supreme Court rulings making it constitutional, Moore took the stand in the Alabama Supreme Court chambers Wednesday morning, testifying that his intention was not defiance, but guidance to probate judges about a separate same-sex marriage case in the Alabama Supreme court.

“Whether it’s this issue or any other issue, I don’t encourage anyone to defy a federal or state court order,” Moore said near the end of his 90 minutes of testimony in his ethics trial.

Attorneys for the Judicial Inquiry Commission didn’t see it that way. The JIC charged Moore May 6 with six counts of violating the state’s Canon of Judicial Ethics, including those requiring judges to be impartial and follow clear law.

What a difference an election cycle makes, no one has even addressed this point…

Conservatism is dead and I think we just accept it.

Juanita Broaddrick blasts Chelsea Clinton…

ObamaCare is going great!

NEWSWEEK might be a joke but their story on Trump and Cuba might cost him the election…

Cuban-Americans are Republicans… Cuban Americans HATE Castro…

For decades, the equation was simple: U.S. politicians of all persuasions blasted the Castro government and supported the trade embargo first imposed under President John F. Kennedy, a Democrat. Despite mostly bipartisan agreement, initial Cuban arrivals to the U.S. aligned overwhelmingly with Republicans, largely out of anger at Kennedy’s handling of the failed Bay of Pigs invasion intended to topple Castro in 1961. Yet many in that generation have died or are old, and their children and grandchildren, along with more recent Cuban immigrants, aren’t as hard line or simply don’t vote exclusively on “the Cuba question.”

A shift was already happening…

Exit polls in the 2012 election found Cuban-Americans essentially split between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney, less than a decade after George W. Bush won the Cuban vote overwhelmingly. Obama has since normalized diplomatic relations with Havana, traveled to the island for a state visit and called on Congress to lift the trade embargo.

This won’t help.

A company controlled by Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for president, secretly conducted business in communist Cuba during Fidel Castro’s presidency despite strict American trade bans that made such undertakings illegal, according to interviews with former Trump executives, internal company records and court filings.

Documents show that the Trump company spent a minimum of $68,000 for its 1998 foray into Cuba at a time when the corporate expenditure of even a penny in the Caribbean country was prohibited without U.S. government approval. But the company did not spend the money directly. Instead, with Trump’s knowledge, executives funneled the cash for the Cuba trip through an American consulting firm called Seven Arrows Investment and Development Corporation. Once the business consultants traveled to the island and incurred the expenses for the venture, Seven Arrows instructed senior officers with Trump’s company—then called Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts—how to make it appear legal by linking it after-the-fact to a charitable effort.


At the time, Americans traveling to Cuba had to receive specific U.S. government permission, which was only granted for an extremely limited number of purposes, such as humanitarian efforts. Neither an American nor a company based in the United States could spend any cash in Cuba; instead a foreign charity or similar sponsoring entity needed to pay all expenses, including travel. Without obtaining a license from the federal Office of Foreign Asset Control before the consultants went to Cuba, the undertaking by Trump Hotels would have been in violation of federal law, trade experts say.


The fact that Seven Arrows spent the money and then received reimbursement from Trump Hotels does not mitigate any potential corporate liability for violating the Cuban embargo. “The money that the Trump company paid to the consultant is money that a Cuban national has an interest in and was spent on an understanding it would be reimbursed,’’ Richard Matheny, chair of Goodwin’s national security and foreign trade regulation group said, based on a description of the events by Newsweek. “That would be illegal. If OFAC discovered this and found there was evidence of willful misconduct, they could have made a referral to the Department of Justice.”

Shortly after Trump Hotels reimbursed Seven Arrows, the two companies parted ways. Within months, Trump formed a presidential exploratory committee. He soon decided to seek the nomination of the Reform Party, which was founded by billionaire Ross Perot after his unsuccessful 1992 bid for the White House.

Convoluted? Yes.

Complicated? Yes.

Florida matters, Cubans matter, this story could matter even though, in this election, nothing matters.

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