Opinion | Science class: The ark, some dinosaurs and the ruler of a galactic confederacy

January 22, 2018

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

An Alabama lawmaker wants school teachers to incorporate the lessons of Scientology into public school science courses.

That’s right, Rep. Steve Hurst, R-Munford, wants teachers to mix crazy religious theories alongside scientific theories and then let kids decide which one to choose. And if those kids choose to answer quizzes by saying that life on this planet was, in some part, created when Xenu, tyrant ruler of the Galactic Confederacy, came to earth 75 million years ago and brought billions of people with him on Douglas DC-8 airliners, only to then use hydrogen bombs to blow up volcanoes, causing thetans to stick to living people, Hurst thinks such teachings should be given the same weight as decades of scientific research and progress.

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Roy Moore, Doug Jones tie nothing to celebrate

October 18, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

It’s time that we had a little talk about Roy Moore.

Messages came pouring in to me on social media Tuesday evening following the release of a Fox News poll that showed Moore in a statistical tie with Democratic challenger Doug Jones.

There was great glee among the more progressive types, and among many of my more moderate conservative friends.

To all of you: Shut up.

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Alabama: the final resting place for facts

January 10, 2017

By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter

President Obama has been an unmitigated disaster for America.

We don’t know much in Alabama, but we know the above statement is true. Or, I guess I should say, the majority of the voters in this State know that statement to be true.

Flip on a conservative talk radio show. Scroll through the Facebook timeline of your conservative Alabama friend. Engage the average Alabamian in a political conversation. Read More

Perdue Wants to Talks to People Across the State About Mental Health

June 6, 2016

By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, June 2, Alabama Mental Health Commissioner Jim Perdue (R) was in Sylacauga for the first of a planned eighteen town hall meetings

Commissioner Perdue told the estimated crowd of 70 gathered at the Sylacauga Chamber of Commerce, “I want to talk to people across the state about mental health.”

Perdue said that historically Alabama liked to lock up its’ mental patients. Bryce hospital in 1971 had over 5000 residents, Partlow had over 3000, and there were other hospitals and development centers all over the State.
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