Month: November 2017

Birmingham financial coach says millennials are earning more and scared of credit card debt … but are still broke as ever

[caption id="attachment_51800" align="aligncenter" width="800"] (State Farm/Flickr)[/caption]     American millennials are coming of age and coming into something rapper Coolio called "dollar dollar bill, y'all," in a song released the year many millennials were born. According to the Bureau of Labor, last year: -- Millennial-headed households averaged $65,373 in income (vs $74,664…

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United Nations bureaucrat to visit Alabama next month, ‘investigate’ to determine if we’re living up to our ‘obligations’ under international law

    A bureaucrat from the controversial United Nation’s Human Rights Council (HRC) will visit Alabama next month to “investigate government efforts to eradicate poverty” and how it relates to our “obligations under international human rights law,” according to a statement from the organization. “The United States is among the…

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J. Pepper Bryars: Have pro-life Democrat candidates become an endangered species in Alabama?

[caption id="attachment_20691" align="aligncenter" width="840"] (Christine Szeto/Flickr)[/caption] Pro-life candidates in the Alabama Democratic Party have long been on the political equivalent of the threatened species list. Abortion rights extremists have hunted them mercilessly, their numbers have dropped precipitously, and their once vast territory has shrunk to a few measly electoral acres…

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Oorah! Alabama Marine launches write-in candidacy against Roy Moore and Doug Jones

[caption id="attachment_51639" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Retired Colonel Lee Busby (Southern Living/YouTube)[/caption]   A retired Marine Corps colonel from Tuscaloosa has launched a long shot write-in campaign seeking to outflank Roy Moore and Doug Jones in next month’s special election, reported the Washington Post. “I just don’t believe that either one of…

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Why I won’t put up with lengthy football funks in my house

I’m an Auburn fan. My husband and kids are Alabama fans. I’ve taken my share of defeats during our 13-year marriage and I’ve witnessed some glorious wins like Saturday’s. But I’d rather lose to Alabama than put up with a type of tomfoolery that runs rampant in our state and…

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J. Pepper Bryars: The anti-abortion movement must recapture some of the Democratic Party (or accept the GOP as a single point of failure)

  Remember that adage about not putting all of your eggs in one basket? That has happened to the anti-abortion movement. All of our votes are in the Republican Party’s basket. So too are the lives of millions of unborn babies, all depending upon the unpredictable success of a single…

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J. Pepper Bryars: Roy Moore would lose by 20-points if his Democratic opponent were pro-life (or at least not so pro-abortion)

[caption id="attachment_49761" align="aligncenter" width="800"] (MSNBC/YouTube)[/caption]     Doug Jones would likely swamp Roy Moore in next month’s special election if the Democrat didn’t hold such extreme pro-abortion views. Consider this: -- Nearly 60 percent of adults in Alabama believe that abortion should be illegal in all or most cases, according…

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J. Pepper Bryars: The president’s Thanksgiving Day proclamation keeps the focus where it ought to be – God.

[caption id="attachment_51309" align="aligncenter" width="800"] (White House/Facebook)[/caption]   As Alabamians gather today to watch football and feast on fried turkey, we should also remember the words written by President George Washington in his proclamation establishing “a day of public thanksgiving and prayer” in 1789 that eventually became known as Thanksgiving Day.…

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J. Pepper Bryars: For the love of God, governor, stop this election

[caption id="attachment_51167" align="aligncenter" width="800"] (Governor Kay Ivey/Flickr)[/caption]     Alabama’s democratic process is under attack by rogue elements within the Republican political establishment who, I suspect, planted the story with the Washington Post to influence how our state’s voters decided this special election. Their shortsighted tactical objective: to disrupt the…

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