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Alabama April 24 GOP runoff results

(5/2) Paul Gattis reported that Joey Parker conceded to Eddie Sisk with no recount.

(4/26, 8a) Dale Jackson reported (from 32:45-36:40 in the podcast) that Joey Parker spoke to John Noel (Madison County GOP chair) and Tommy Ragland (Madison County Probate Judge), and requested a recount. Parker must pay for this recount, since initial count has him behind Eddie Sisk by more than 0.5%. The recount will be conducted by the Madison County GOP, both by machine and manually. According to Paul Gattis‘ & Nick Banaszak‘s reports, this recount will take place next Wednesday (May 2).

(4/24, later) Wade posted Birmingham-area and statewide results.

(9:02p) Paul Gattis reports that Eddie Sisk edged out Joey Parker by < 1%. Gattis also reports that Parker will ask for a recount given the current difference of 32 votes.

(8:54p) Brian LeCompte (@flashpointblog) says Joey Parker has a slight lead over Eddie Sisk with 88% reporting.

(8:53p) Amanda Gentle very graciously conceded on the Patty Demos 2012 Facebook page: “Congrats patty. Good luck in the general election you have my support 100%”

(updated 8:46p) AL GOP is posting statewide runoff election results.  It shows Twinkle Cavanaugh‘s lead widening (63%) over Chip Brown at the moment.

(8:35p) Chris Messervy appears to have won the Madison County District Judge seat in his race against Linda Coats, with 61.5% of the vote, and 86 of 94 precincts reporting, according to Brian Lawson.

(8:30p) Keith Clines reports that Patty Demos has a large lead (65%) over Amanda Gentle with half of the precincts reporting.

(4/24, 8:20p) Wade Kwon (@WadeOnTweets) says he’ll post Alabama primary results on WadeonBirmingham.com later tonight.

The Heritage Guide to the Constitution

An interactive Constitution from the Heritage Foundation. Way better than Windows 3.1.

Alabama does not have a revenue problem

Dr. Jess Brown was on Dale Jackson’s show this morning and was floating the idea in the 8:30-9a slot that Alabamians would soon demand that new sources of revenue (translation: higher taxes) be explored to keep basic services going.

Wrong answer. Yes, yes, I know that there’s the Alabama General Fund, and that only covers non-educational spending. But then there’s the all-important Kitchen Table fund, and any accounting smoke & mirrors beyond that is just insider baseball that frankly doesn’t sway us. The state continues building Taj Mahals to Mediocrity at the same old breakneck pace. The new Lee High School is another Construction Boondoggle for Taxpayer Wastage, but apparently even $46.5 million wasn’t enough. Just today we learned that this particular beautiful new indoctrination center needs its own prison fence, to the tune of an additional $600K.

Lee High School now needs a $600K security fence

Lee HS indoctrination center, now to be accented with prison fence

There is no revenue problem, Dr. Brown. There’s a spending problem.

Madison County Republican Runoff Forum

Thanks to the Madison County Young Republicans and the UAH College Republicans for hosting the GOP Runoff forum at UAH on Saturday night. Also thanks to Chip Brown and Twinkle Cavanaugh for making the trip up to Huntsville.

Madison County Young Republicans logo

I put together this voter’s guide over the past few weeks which summarizes information for all 8 candidates. Saturday night’s event illustrated that we have a crop of great candidates.  The event was a huge help in finalizing my personal voting choices:

a Scout is thrifty

Eagle Scout and U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions spoke at the Madison County Eagle Luncheon today at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville.

Eagle Scout and US Senator Jeff Sessions

Senator Sessions speaks at the Madison County Eagle Luncheon (photo by Bob Gathany, Huntsville Times)

As Ranking Member of the Budget Committee, Sessions compared expected Senate budget proceedings next week with wishful reminiscence to his Scouting days: “A Scout is thrifty…” Everyone in the room immediately understood the contrast he drew to our Federal Government today, which is anything but thrifty.

In fact, it strikes me as I write this tonight – modern statists and tyrants are nothing that Boy Scouts strive to be: “A Control Freak is neither trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, nor reverent.”  Give me more Boy Scout leaders any day.

NASA’s remnants melting

I have close, multi-generational ties to NASA, both within my family and circle of close friends. A few of these folks still ache for the good old days, and tend to bristle at mere mention of commercial or semi-commercial alt.space players like SpaceX, Scaled, or Virgin Galactic.

melting NASA logo, as the agency demeans itself with garbage science

NASA demeans itself with garbage science

We can absolutely forget the good old days as long as NASA continues to mire itself in climate hoax and Muslim outreach. I admire Buzz Aldrin and Walt Cunningham for their courage in standing up against the hypocrisy of supposed world-class NASA scientists’ active participation in this global fraud.

when climate liars get busted…

…they force their climate snake oil on easier targets:

urban planning utopia, softened by faceless eye candy in exchange for the duped man's dignity

"all sorts of people there, too" (like eye candy for Daddy in exchange for his dignity)

Impressive, you control freak, flat earth, scientific method denying, climate hoax lying liars: indoctrinating kids with your rot.  Have you utopians no shame at all?  Grow a shred of courage, and go pick on someone your own age, despite your disadvantaged-person-with-intelligence-deficiencies status.

if I owned a golf club…

…I’d open membership to everyone except Barack Obama.  My reasoning would be my extreme intolerance of Constitutional dimwits.  On second thought, my only reason would be that I just don’t like him.

I would only exclude Obama from my private Golf Club

embrace that @#$%&! feeling

I had great talks with tmsmiffs and my Mom this past weekend.  The topic of extreme frustration with our reckless government came up again and again.  My point in these conversations was to express that I truly had no idea how to handle, digest, or respond to obvious existential threats to the country we love so much.  tmsmiffs proposed a wise line of thinking on the subject:  that frustration, that @#$%&! feeling that so many of us cope with on a daily basis – it’s actually a good thing.  It’s our shocked consciences complaining loudly as we collectively surrender our individual freedoms to unworthy tyrants.

Never forget the blood shed by our generation and many before to preserve our freedoms.  Will we turn our backs on them like so many mindless sheep?  No, we won’t – I strongly believe that.  Each of us must face our dear, ailing America with honor and virtue.  We each bring God-given talents to fight back.  We must apply those talents to best effect, and learn how to apply them better tomorrow.

We didn’t choose this fight.  But our children and grandchildren won’t forgive that excuse.

Who Shrank Our President?

From Who Shrank Our President?, by Monty Pelerin (@montypelerin):

“He is known and has a track record. Unfortunately for Mr. Obama, it is replete with stumbles. He is arrogant to a fault and a narcissist. These may be his good qualities.”

“we have a president with the managerial skills of a hippie, the integrity of a con man, and the lust for power normally associated with dictators. That he has been a disaster for the country should be obvious.”

“It was only the hopes and dreams of the public that saw him as oversized. He was and still is a small man. He always has been.”

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