Month: December 2017

Anti-Christian bullies target Gov. Kay Ivey, demand she stop ‘preaching’ on social media

(Opinion) A seriously annoying anti-Christian activist organization has signaled out Alabama’s governor because of what they call “preaching” on social media, demanding she remove the offending statements or face lawsuits and fines. Like most of America’s leaders, Gov. Kay Ivey sent Christmas-themed messages over the holiday season, but the aggressively litigious…

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That time Nick Saban chewed me out at a press conference

Looks like I have a new and improved excuse to stand firm as the only non-Crimson Tide fan in my family: Nick Saban is my trigger. I’ve been having some strange reactions to sports news lately but I couldn’t think why … -- First, SEC commissioner Greg Sankey announced that SEC Media…

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If you live in parts of Alabama, you are likely sleep-deprived … and courting disease or death

[caption id="attachment_55120" align="aligncenter" width="800"] (Pixabay)[/caption]     If you live in Alabama, chances are you are more sleep-deprived than people living in New Hampshire, D.C., California, Texas, and 37 other states, particularly if you live in the Birmingham-area and southwest parts of the state. [caption id="attachment_55160" align="alignleft" width="800"] (Centers for…

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WATCH: Dabo Swinney’s love for Clemson assistant with Down’s syndrome inspired by Gene Stallings

[caption id="attachment_55259" align="aligncenter" width="800"] (ESPN / Facebook)[/caption]   If you watch this ESPN video, it will be the best five minutes you spend this week. Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney describes his relationship with David Saville, 27, who is in his seventh season as a Clemson equipment manager and who…

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If the left thinks ‘gay married’ Santa Claus is forward thinking, then thank God they call Alabama backward

[caption id="attachment_54988" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Santa's Husband (Harper Collins/Amazon)[/caption]   Just in time for Christmas, folks. The holiday story we’ve all been waiting for. Destined to become a fireside classic that you’ll read to your children and your children’s children. Santa's Husband, a children’s book from renowned publisher Harper Collins, tells…

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WATCH: Is it okay to re-gift? Rachel gets goofy at Madison County YMCA to ask tough Christmas questions

  It's hard enough to navigate political discussions around the Christmas dinner table, but there are other tricky etiquette questions that come up at Christmas, such as: -- What if your gift offends the recipient? -- Is it okay to re-gift? -- How do you react when you receive the…

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WATCH: Alabama little person’s rare condition lets him SEE music as numbers … listen to the stunning results

  Jon Michael Ogletree of Hoover, Alabama, couldn't reach the piano pedals when he began playing at 3 years old and he can't reach them now, three decades later. Ogletree calls himself a "little person" and says his dwarfism has come with its share of challenges ... and unique blessings.…

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Sorry AL.com, there’s no ‘burning’ progressive movement in Alabama just because we rejected Roy Moore

It’s now been a week since the election of Doug Jones prompted Al.com’s editorial board to breathlessly declare that the “voice of justice” had spoken for a “burning movement” of “black voters, LGBT activists, women and young voters” who represent the future of our state. Their words crackled with confidence…

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Alabama schools move closer to banning paddling

[caption id="attachment_54260" align="aligncenter" width="800"] The Simpsons (YouTube)[/caption]     Alabama teachers are one step closer to sparing the rod after the state’s local school board members recently voted to encourage policies that prohibit corporal punishment, also known as paddling. But does that mean they’re one step closer to spoiling the…

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Who really embarrasses Alabama: Roy Moore’s surrogate or smooth talking Doug Jones?

[caption id="attachment_54107" align="aligncenter" width="800"] (Screenshot/YouTube)[/caption]   By now many Alabamians have watched the campaign clip that had the rest of the country laughing at us for days: former Shelby County commissioner Ted Crockett’s interview last week with CNN’s Jake Tapper. Speaking on Moore’s behalf, Crockett said the judge “probably” believes…

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