Inmates hit the streets in a surprise to many, and more…
7. Saban exposes player payment issues
University of Alabama head football coach Nick Saban feels that the NCAA’s name, image and likeness (NIL) is a problem in the making. In a report to Outkick, Saban lays out several issues he’s seen with the largely unregulated program. The rookies have asked for $800,000, $500,000, a law school spot for a girlfriend and Saban wants rules that will protect the competitive balance in the NCAA, an interesting concern of the most dominant coach in the game. history of college football.
6. Speaker County Commission Chairman McCutcheon
In a move that came as no surprise, former Alabama House Speaker Mac McCutcheon (R-Monrovia) was named Madison County Commission Chairman by Gov. Kay Ivey. McCutcheon replaces current US Representative Dale Strong (R-Monrovia). Ivey’s nomination evidently praises McCutcheon for his service to the state: “President McCutcheon, with whom I have worked for many years, is a proven leader, well equipped to take the helm of the Madison County Commission, and I am proud to name him.. I know the people of this area are thrilled that Mac will continue to serve Madison County. I am confident that this part of our state will continue to thrive with the good work of all those who sit on the Commission.
5. No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion
The feds aren’t allowed to spend money on elective abortions, but because of the Hyde Amendment, they do. Even if the two US senators from Alabama are prepared to adopt a policy that will enshrine the law permanently, it is unlikely that the bill will ever pass the current US Senate. Senator Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) said, “Democratic Party radicals continue to trumpet their calls for abortion at any time, for any reason. They have now targeted the long-standing bipartisan Hyde Amendment. Meanwhile, the state of Minneapolis passed a law allowing abortion until birth.
4. Tuberville denounces climate alarmism
U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) spoke in the U.S. Senate and made it clear that “hyperbolic climate alarmism” is negatively impacting the United States’ ability to generate its own energy, which has a negative impact on our national security. Tuberville cited energy costs and the subsequent impact on the economy saying, “We should do everything we can to fix the problems created by the government and get Americans back on their feet by unlocking our economic potential and opening up doors of opportunity.”
3. Dolly Parton wants to give you books
Living music legend and 9-to-5-year-old Dolly Parton is gearing up to help Alabamians learn to read at a younger age by sending books home once a month until age 5. Governor Kay Ivey last month announced more than $4 million in funding to start the statewide “Imagination Library” network. At Birmingham nonprofit Better Basics, more than 1,000 children will soon start receiving books. Better Basics has already delivered over 289,591 books to 28,274 children and this new program will expand that. Those with children or grandchildren can sign up for free books now. In Walker and Jefferson County, register here.
2. Hunter Biden had access to classified documents, another Biden raid
News of a search for classified documents in November at the Penn Biden Center has been leaked, as has news that Hunter Biden may have had access to other classified documents. If his name was “Trump,” it would probably be bigger news that he was paying his assistant for sex talk and promising to provide information about Russian oligarchs to potential business interests. Giving his “word of Biden,” Hunter promised aluminum company Alcoa Inc. a “list of similarly ranked elites in Russia” and “a map of networks” associated with the Russian CEO of a company Alcoa had recently signed a metal supply agreement with. He was reportedly paid $55,000 for selling the information. Of course, this is not seen as a problem for the media and their Democrats who promise to discredit and deny these allegations.
1. Released detainees are alone, cities too
The mass release of some Alabama inmates seemed to come as a surprise to Alabama cities. Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin said the city was not told the releases required by an amended 2015 law would take place yesterday, “The Alabama Department of Corrections, the state of Alabama, could have been a better partner in communicating with local district attorneys), they could have been a better partner with local communities, including the mayor’s office.” Several inmates were dropped off at the downtown bus station -city of Birmingham with a bus ticket to another city, and apparently without food, money or access to a phone to arrange pick-up.Some inmates plan to return home or to halfway houses with ankle monitors depending on individual terms of release.Meanwhile, the Alabama version of Kamala Harris writes fan fiction about the delay in releasing some inmates, implying that it the will become more violent.
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