“Personhood” Bill Set for Committee Vote

Tough question for Alabama lawmakers to deal with this session. Perhaps tougher than many of you will realize. Here it is: when do you become a person? At birth or is it the minute the sperm fertilizes the egg? Now throw in this complication. What if the fertilized egg isn’t in the womb. Is the [...]

Humane Society vs. Cockfighting

George Altman reports in this morning’s Press Register that a bill to strengthen Alabama’s weakest in the nation cockfighting law may be doomed. Altman quotes Rep. Jim Barton (R-Mobile) saying “the sentiment of the House – particularly a lot of the north Alabama representatives (is that they) do not want to deal with it…. I [...]

Dem Fatigure with the “Handshake”

Well, did you expect Democrats to tell the new Republican majority “good job?” You can hear the fatigure when Democrats talk about the Republican “Handshake With Alabama,” which was a mid-summer 2010 campaign promise. Recently, Rep. Juandalynn Givan (D-Birmingham) quipped to me “the ‘Handshake’ is about to break my arm.” Sunday, Dana Beyerle of the [...]