Flowers offers insight into GOP domination

first_img Print Article Latest Stories Rotarians Jim Medley, Cot Wallace and Dixie Shehane discussed Alabama politics with political analyst, Steve Flowers, center, following his presentation at the Brundidge Rotary Club Wednesday.The 2010 elections wiped away the last vestige of Democrats and the days of the Blue Dog Democrats are over in the South.That’s the message Steve Flowers, political analyst, delivered to the Brundidge Rotary Club Wednesday.“Tip O’Neill, Speaker of the House, said that ‘All politics is local.’ But that’s no longer true,” Flowers told the Rotarians. “There have been recent significant changes in Southern politics and those changes have been driven from Washington. The November elections were a historical watershed.” Skip Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen Flowers offers insight into GOP domination By The Penny Hoarder “Many of the voters didn’t even know the candidate they were voting for,” he said. “They were just voting a Republican ticket. Alabama is a Red State and I don’t see how that will change.”Flowers also spoke briefly on the ethics bills approved by the Alabama Legislature in the special session call by Gov. Bob Riley in December.He approved of the elimination of the double dipping of educators/legislators and called PACs a “circus” where “you can’t tell who gave to whom.”On Dr. Robert Bentley as governor, Flowers said Bentley is “as good a man as elected to the governorship in a long time.”“He’s as good as his word and he ran for governor for the right reasons,” Flowers said. “Robert Bentley will be good for this time.” Looking back, Flowers said the election of 1876 was the first national change in politics, as the South became a Democratic region.“There has never been an enemy that bestowed such vindictiveness as was shown to the South after the Civil War. The South was held in bondage,” Flowers said. “The election of 1876 removed the shackles of Reconstruction and the South became a Democratic region.”And, Southerners swore they would never be Republicans. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthTop 4 Methods to Get Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Published 9:00 pm Wednesday, January 12, 2011 On their deathbeds, men would give two commands, “Never sell the farm and never vote for a @*& Republican,” Flowers said, laughing.For 90 years, the Yellow Dog Democrats ruled the South. Then, in 1964, all of that changed when the five Deep South states, including Alabama, voted for Republican Presidential candidate Barry Goldwater and set a trend for the future.“A tidal wave was coming,” Flowers said.In the 2010 election, Flowers said that legions of voters went to the polls and voted straight Republican tickets. You Might Like Thomas begins fifth term as sheriff Pike County Sehriff Russell Thomas, center, is surrounded by his family and deputies after swearing-in ceremony Wednesday at the Pike… read more By Jaine Treadwell Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Email the author Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies…last_img read more

Police Activity Report for 1/31-2/6

first_imgMotor vehicle accident, 22nd St & Bay Ave., at 1:05pmFebruary 3, 2016: WednesdayCalls for service: 68Motor Vehicle Stops: 20     Motor Vehicle Accidents: 0   Property Checks: 20      Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 4 fire and 7 EMS callsTheft, Walnut Rd., at 1:03pmBurglary, 600 block 1st Street, at 2:43pm February 4, 2016: ThursdayCalls for service: 54Motor Vehicle Stops: 19 Motor Vehicle Accidents: 2   Property Checks: 14       Alarms: 1The Police Department assisted with 7 fire and 3 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident, 9th St. & Asbury Ave., at 3:02pmMotor vehicle accident, 3400 block Simpson Ave., at 4:27pm February 5, 2016: FridayCalls for service: 80Motor Vehicle Stops: 24  Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1  Property Checks: 29   Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 3 fire and 3 EMS calls Weekly Activity ReportJanuary 31, 2016 – February 6, 2016         Calls for Service: 502            Daily Average: 72 January 31, 2016: Sunday                                                Calls for service: 66Motor Vehicle Stops: 12     Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1    Property Checks: 15      Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 1 Fire and 0 EMS callsTheft, Battersea Rd., at 8:22amTheft, 900 block Haven Ave., at 9:26pmMotor vehicle accident, 10th St. & Wesley Ave., at 11:27pmFebruary 1, 2016: Monday Motor Vehicle Stops: 24   Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1 Property Checks: 24      Alarms: 2Calls for service: 79The Police Department assisted with 8 Fire and 6 EMS callsCDS, North Point Rd., one in custody, at 7:58am City Ordinance 87-17sec.4-32 prohibits any Boat/Trailer over 22 feet in overall length from being parked on a city street.       Any boat/trailer less than 22 feet in overall length can only remain on a city street for three consecutive days. Officers will be issuing summons and towing boats/trailers for any observed violations. Warrant, 34th St., one in custody, at 4:41pm Domestic violence, 400 block Bay Ave., at 10:03am Warrant, 800 block Central Ave., one in custody, at 1:36pm February 2, 2016: TuesdayCalls for service: 49Motor Vehicle Stops: 9     Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1     Property Checks: 18     Alarms: 2The Police Department assisted with 6 fire and 7 EMS calls Motor vehicle accident, 500 block 9th St., at 9:00am Threats, 500 block Atlantic Ave., at 2:15pm Motor vehicle accident, Battersea Rd., at 3:50pm Warrant, 900 block Wesley Ave., one in custody, at 12:09pm Please remember that during the winter months all outside water should be shut off and drained. Also your interior heat should be set at a temperature that will keep your pipes from freezing. Warrant, 400 block West Ave., one in custody, at 12:52pm Warrant, 2400 block West Ave., at 11:49pmFebruary 6, 2016: Saturday Calls for service: 106Motor Vehicle Stops: 54  Motor Vehicle Accidents: 1  Property Checks: 24    Alarms: 3The Police Department assisted with 1 fire and 0 EMS callsMotor vehicle accident,3400 block Bay Ave., at 9:54amTheft, 100 block Central Ave., at 10:26amTheft, 1600 block Simpson Ave., at 1:00pmPUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS:Just a reminder that it is a violation of a City Ordinance to have dogs on the boardwalk anytime during the year.last_img read more

Don’t miss it: British Baker’s Christmas Stars announced tomorrow

first_imgThe winners of British Baker’s Christmas Stars awards will be announced in an exclusive web broadcast tomorrow.At 12pm, viewers can tune in to see editor Martyn Leek declare who has won the Christmas Star stamps of approval.By tuning into the broadcast you can get an exclusive insight into the judging process, as well as watch interviews with the judges themselves.Martyn Leek, editor of British Baker magazine, said: “The standard of entries was extremely high all round, and it is a pleasure for me to announce the winners. The accolades can be printed on product packaging or labelling to really show off their quality and assure customers that they are buying the best this Christmas.”To see the broadcast and find out who has won, visit or tomorrow at noon.last_img read more