Posts Tagged ‘Alabama’

May 21st, 2024 - 4:11 am § in Law and Courts

Cussing at a cop while black

This began as a driving while black case. Reginald Burks was taking his kids to school in Ozark, Alabama (pop. 14,000) when the white cop pulled him over for speeding in a 25 mph zone. Burks asked how fast he was going. The cop didn’t know. His radar didn’t work, so he estimated Burks[...]

May 14th, 2024 - 6:20 pm § in Democrats, Economics, Politics, Republicans

Alabama law punishes employers friendly to unions

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (photo, left) signed a law penalizing employers in her state who accept unions, Huffington Post reported on Tuesday, May 14, 2024 (read story here). It yanks state economic incentives, grants, loans, and tax credits away from any company that recognizes a union instead of forci[...]

June 11th, 2022 - 9:18 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Racism

Where “Liz Cheney” is a swear word

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) is the rioter in the video below. Now he wants to be “Sen. Mo Brooks (R-AL).” But first, he has to win a primary election. Meanwhile, Trump has endorsed his opponent, Katie Britt (“does this mean we’re not friends anymore?”). It was only last year[...]

September 18th, 2021 - 6:39 pm § in Health, Politics

Another anti-masker learns the hard way

A teenaged city councilman in Alabama “has tested positive for COVID-19 just months after voting to end a local mask mandate,” The Hill reported on Saturday, September 18, 2021 (read story here). “Hunter Pepper, 19, told local NBC affiliate WAFF that he received two positive COVID-[...]

March 8th, 2021 - 11:51 am § in Hypocrisy, Politics, Schools & Colleges, Science

GOP now targeting trans kids

Now the election is over, and insulting black voters by labeling their votes “fraudulent” (see previous post here) is passe for now, some Republicans casting about for a new hate object are fixing their sights on transgender athletes. Newly elected reactionary Senator Tommy Tuberville (R[...]

March 7th, 2021 - 2:51 pm § in Racism, Schools & Colleges

How to get sacked from a tenured faculty position in one easy step

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November 13th, 2020 - 9:54 pm § in Politics

Newly elected Senator knows less than a 7th grader about government and history

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October 1st, 2020 - 12:02 am § in Racism

Alabama formally apologizes to survivor of 1963 Birmingham church bombing

Sarah Collins Rudolph, 69, sole survivor of five 12-year-old girls in the basement of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, dynamited by Klansmen on Sunday, September 15, 1963, received a formal apology from the State of Alabama on Wednesday, September 30, 2020. Read story here. Col[...]

September 22nd, 2020 - 9:15 am § in Politics

Doug Jones thinks he can win

This article contains news with liberal commentary. It’s practically an article of faith among Democrats their party will lose the seat occupied by Doug Jones, reducing their haul of Senate seats this year by one. What polling exists tends to reinforce that belief. But Jones, despite represe[...]

November 17th, 2018 - 12:19 am § in Misc.

Justice delayed, very delayed

Seventy-seven-year-old James Bonard Fowler pled guilty to one count of second-degree manslaughter two weeks before he was set to go to trial. He had been charged with two counts of murder in the 1965 shooting of 26-year-old Jimmie Lee Jackson during a melee in a restaurant in Marion, Alabama. Fowler[...]