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  1. i got three or four and they are all fetterman and he does not even live here.
  2. it is really slow right now. it is getting harder and harder to find free articles. a lot of sites give you two or three freebies and then want you to sign up. if you see anything noteworthy post it!
  3. Auburn Basketball Opening week of Auburn basketball’s 2022-23 schedule set Published: May. 20, 2022, 12:24 p.m. By Tom Green | tgreen@al.com The opening week of Auburn’s 2022-23 basketball schedule is set as the Tigers nonconference slate is starting to fill out. Auburn will open its campaign at home against George Mason on Nov. 7 -- a game that was announced earlier this month -- and will then host USF on Nov. 11 at Neville Arena, the program announced Friday. The game against USF will mark the return trip for the Bulls in their home-and-home series with the Tigers after Bruce Pearl’s team traveled to Tampa, Fla., last season. Auburn won that meeting, 58-52, and leads the all-time series with USF, 6-1. The season opener against George Mason will mark just the second all-time meeting between the two programs; Auburn won the only prior matchup, 79-63, during the 2017-18 season. The games against George Mason and USF are the only two officially announced on Auburn’s nonconference schedule so far, but there have been reports of other matchups already scheduled for this season. CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein reported last month that Auburn will complete its home-and-home series with Washington with a meeting in Seattle this season; the Tigers previously hosted the Huskies during the 2018-19 campaign and were set to play the return game in Washington during the 2020-21 season before COVID-19 caused programs to reconfigure their schedules. According to Rothstein, Auburn is also slated to travel to Los Angeles this season -- assuredly during the same West Coast trip -- for the first game in a home-and-home series with USC. Along with those games, Auburn will also participate in this year’s Cancun Challenge in November. The Tigers will host Winthrop on Nov. 15 -- in what will certainly be Auburn’s third game of the season -- before the event shifts to Cancun and the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya the following week. Once there, Auburn will square off against Bradley on Nov. 22 at 5 p.m. CT. If Auburn wins that game, the following day it will face the winner of the Liberty-Northwestern game at 7:30 p.m. CT. If the Tigers lose to Bradley, they will face the loser of Liberty-Northwestern at 5 p.m. CT on Nov. 23. Tom Green is an Auburn beat reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @Tomas_Verde.
  4. i questioned religion when they said good deeds will not get you into heaven. my heart tells me that is wrong and sounds more like a man talking than god. one day i might try a nondenominational church. and it will be where all folks are wanted and loved. gays,trans,folks of color, and people of differing religions. i would welcome repubs. but i will not go to a house of worship where hate and fear reside. EvER
  5. Pastor Greg Locke says Christians can't vote Democrat. Why this rhetoric is bad faith. | Hill LeBron Hill, Nashville Tennessean Fri, May 20, 2022, 9:56 AM Global Vision Baptist Church Pastor Greg Locke knows his audience. Since starting the Baptist church in 2006, Locke has been a conservative force. His most recent and notable actions have been attending protests on Jan 6, 2021 that evolved into the U.S. Capitol attack and leading a book burning of "Harry Potter" and "Twilight." Ya know, the Lord's work. Locke is one of many zealous religious leaders who use Christianity as a ploy to propel themselves to center stage — no matter how toxic their path has become. Now, this may seem like low-hanging fruit, criticizing an outspoken preacher like Locke, whose unapologetic "take me or leave me" style serves as a warning for those on the other side of the political spectrum. The evolution of Greg Locke: How a controversial Tennessee pastor wants to save America from its demons Greg Locke timeline: From independent Baptist pastor to right-wing firebrand Locke's hatred for Democrats and their leaders runs deep. He's called Hillary Clinton "a high priestess in the Satanic church." Yikes. Locke's Democratic-hating rhetoric has once again placed him in center stage. On Sunday, May 15, a video clip of Locke's recent sermon surfaced. "You cannot be a Christian and vote Democrat in this nation," said Locke as he was greeted with cheers and applause. Statistics shows that in 1972, 89% of Democrats identified as Christians. In 2021, that number dropped to 53% — a 36-percentage-point difference. Republican Christians dropped from 95% to 79%. A Gallup survey shows overall religious participation in America is down. In 2020, only 47% of U.S. adults belonged to a church, synagogue or mosque. That number is 20 points down from turn of the century. Pastor Greg Locke does his sermon at the Global Vision Bible Church in Mt. Juliet, Tenn., Sunday, April 3, 2022. Yes, you can vote for a Democrat and be a Christian I loved church as a kid. On Sundays, I remember being a rambunctious 7 year-old, jumping down the stairs of the Wilson Avenue Church of Christ lobby entrance and crawling under the pews pretending I was Spider-Man. Before Sunday service would start, I would make a bee-line to a woman who always had my favorite candy, Werther's caramel candies. Like I needed it. The church van would come to my house every Sunday morning and Wednesday night like clockwork and I would hop right in. I learned valuable lessons, which formed my faith. As I grew up, as a Black man in a society that can treat me and people like me unfairly due to the color of our skin, I set values on top of my faith foundation that reflected the change I sought. It wasn't until I got older that I realized that my values were seen as liberal by members of my church. Even still, I saw each of them, regardless of their political beliefs as my family. Unfortunately, I realized when I got older that others would put my political beliefs over my faith in how they perceived me. Your state. Your stories. Support more reporting like this. A subscription gives you unlimited access to stories across Tennessee that make a difference in your life and the lives of those around you. Click here to become a subscriber. Practicing bad faith The setting for this memory is a wonderful place called Facebook. Greg and Lisa Birches raise their bibles up in the air as Pastor Greg Locke does his sermons at the Global Vision Bible Church in Mt. Juliet, Tenn., Sunday, April 3, 2022. I was 21 years old and it was 2016. During that year you could find Facebook users fighting over what was worse: Hilary Clinton's emails or Donald Trump's bigotry. I, however, was grateful for Barack Obama's presidency from 2009-2017 and felt compelled to share a post that read: "You can say whatever you want about Barack Obama, but you can't say he didn't benefit our country." "Healthcare?" a former church member commented. I took the bait and thrust myself into a social media debate about ObamaCare. A friend of the person who started the debate began to chime in. The conversation was going nowhere, so I ended the conversation with a snarky: "You have a good day, sir." "You have a good day, you fake Christian," he responded. And while I've been at The Tennessean, I've been told by readers that they assume I'm not Christian for my support of Black Lives Matter. Now, I know some may believe that I shouldn't focus on those few experiences and, instead, focus on Jesus. That is a great outlook but can be harder to achieve than you might care to think. Community is at the center of any belief; you want to feel wanted and cared for. In those moments I shared, I felt alone and alienated, just as I'm sure Democrats and progressive people felt watching Locke call them a "demon." Many other people, including me, see Locke's faith as performative, and that may be useful in his hypothetical fight against the "enemy," so they shun people like me by labeling the views that I share a disease or demonic. I was taught an old adage by one of the deacons of my church, "You lay with a dog and you'll wind up with fleas." Take a look at this: A look inside the Global Vision Bible Church with Pastor Greg Locke See photos: Sunday at Global Vision Bible Church As conservative Christians lay with and enable leaders like Locke, the decrease in Christian faith will only continue. Case in point, one's political beliefs don't have to equate to their spiritual beliefs. As we have faith in God, we must have faith that our neighbors' beliefs outside of the Christian faith come from a pure and genuine place. It would benefit Locke and his church to open their minds and remember that love, not hatred, is at the heart of Christianity. LeBron Hill is an opinion columnist for the USA TODAY Network Tennessee and the curator of the Black Tennessee Voices newsletter. Feel free to contact him at LHill@gannett.com or 615-829-2384. Find him on Twitter at @hill_bron or Instagram at @antioniohill12.
  6. Texas A&M AD calls for SEC discipline of Nick Saban By Mike Rodak | mrodak@al.com 3-4 minutes Jimbo Fisher fires back at Nick Saban regarding comments on NIL and Texas A&M buying players Texas A&M athletics director Ross Bjork believes Alabama coach Nick Saban could be disciplined for his comments about the Aggies’ recruiting under the SEC’s sportsmanship bylaws. Bjork told Sports Illustrated on Thursday that he has been in contact with SEC commissioner Greg Sankey about the matter. More in Alabama sports: Alabama gymnastics coach Dana Duckworth resigns Jimbo Fisher: Nick Saban should have been slapped as a child Jimbo Fisher unloads, calls Saban a ‘narcissist’, not the God people think An SEC spokesperson did not respond to an AL.com request for comment earlier Thursday about the bylaws, which state that, “Coaches and administrators shall refrain from public criticism of other member institutions, their staffs or coaches. Coaches and administrators shall also refrain from making public statements and accusations with regard to infractions concerning member institutions and their personnel.” Saban said Wednesday night at an event in Birmingham that Texas A&M “bought every player” in their top-ranked 2022 recruiting class while saying Alabama “didn’t buy one player.” Bjork called that a “personal attack” to Fisher and the school. “I don’t know why Nick Saban would say what he said except he’s threatened,” Bjork told SI. “There is a saying ... an emperor who loses their dynasty lashes out. He seems to be making excuses. “This is personal. Coach Fisher views this as a personal attack on his integrity and on Texas A&M’s integrity. ... To have personal attacks, to say that the only reason A&M is [recruiting well] is NIL money is wrong.” Fisher called a Thursday morning news conference to respond to Saban and blasted his former boss with a string of insults, calling the Alabama coach a “narcissist” and saying their relationship was over. Neither Saban nor Alabama has responded to Fisher’s news conference as of mid-Thursday afternoon. “There are sportsmanship bylaws in the SEC,” Bjork also told Sports Illustrated. “We believe Coach Saban violated those bylaws. Everyone knows NIL is here to stay. We’ve embraced it. We have all the tools and technology. We are educating our athletes and boosters. There is all kinds of awareness here. The part that is frustrating is to say NIL is the only reason kids are choosing our program. That is hypocritical and I don’t know why we are the target. “A&M has a huge former student base. The Aggie network is strong. We’ve rebuilt Kyle Field and joined the SEC. I guess people don’t like A&M disrupting the power base of college football.”
  7. i am disappointed no one had the balls to state emmert was covering for saban all this time as well. it would open a up a bigger can of worms but that is the thing that just jilles me about saban cheating. when you have an ncaa rep covering your behind you can cheat about any way you want and they did.
  8. Report: Auburn trustee Jimmy Rane denies booster meddling in Bryan Harsin probe By Tom Green | tgreen@al.com 5-7 minutes Auburn coach Bryan Harsin watches his team scrimmage during spring practice on Saturday, April 2, 2022 in Auburn, Ala. Todd Van Emst/AU AthleticsTodd Van Emst/AU Athletics Auburn’s offseason investigation into Bryan Harsin, and the public nature of the probe, thrust the school’s long-held reputation of booster meddling in athletics back into the spotlight in February. The university conducted an internal investigation into Harsin’s handling of his first year as Auburn’s football coach in early February, throwing his status as head coach and the future of the football program into flux for more than a week as the saga spilled out into the public view. The inquiry nearly cost Harsin his job less than 14 months into his tenure, but then-president Jay Gogue announced Feb. 11 the university’s decision to retain Harsin and offered some insight into the investigation. Read more Auburn football: Get to know Iowa State safety transfer Craig McDonald Auburn lands commitment from Memphis defensive line transfer Can Auburn flip five-star Alabama defensive back commit Jahlil Hurley? While the saga has since been put to rest, with Harsin opening spring practice by noting his desire to move past it and shift focus back to rebuilding the program, the ordeal still produced lingering questions about the involvement of the university’s boosters in athletics-related personnel decisions — particularly when it comes to football. One of the school’s most prominent boosters, Board of Trustee member Jimmy Rane, on Thursday addressed that topic on Thursday night in Montgomery while speaking at a banquet to kick off his annual charity golf event, according to a report by the Montgomery Advertiser. “Trustees don’t hire and fire football coaches,” Rane said, according to the Advertiser. “We hire and fire presidents. So, I’m not aware of any role the trustees played in that at all. I think there were questions that the administration had, and (Gogue) is the kind of a president that wants facts. He’s going to do thorough investigations, and so that was a providence of the administration. Certainly not the trustees.” The investigation into Harsin began, in fact, with a statement from Gogue during the university’s February Board of Trustees meeting in Montgomery, when he — unprompted — addressed rumors that began circulating online the night prior. “There have been a lot of rumors and speculation about our football program,” Gogue said toward the end of the board meeting on AUM’s campus. “I just want you to know we’re involved in trying to separate fact from fiction. We’ll keep you posted and make the appropriate decision at the right time.” That statement — made by an outgoing president on the same day the Board of Trustees officially announced his replacement, Dr. Chris Roberts, who officially took over this week — was the catalyst of an eight-day saga that played out in the public view. Former players spoke out about their perceived treatment by Harsin and took umbrage with his handling of interpersonal relationships, while a large contingent of current players publicly supported the embattled coach, who also vehemently defended himself in an interview with ESPN while out of the country on vacation. For the better part of a week, Auburn endured a standoff within the football program, even resulting in a highly anticipated appearance by Harsin at the SEC’s annual coaches meeting in Birmingham in early February. When the dust settled and probe was completed, Gogue announced Harsin would be retained as Auburn’s coach. He enters Year 2 looking to rebound not only from the damage done by the offseason drama but from the program’s worst season since 2012 — a 6-7 inaugural season that ended on a five-game losing streak that prompted a staff overhaul. “I wish him all the success in the world,” said Rane, a trustee since 1999 and the richest man in Alabama. “I hope he wins every game he plays. It’s a tough league. It’s a tough job for anybody, but I certainly wish him nothing but the best.” The Harsin investigation was only the latest instance to produce questions of booster meddling in athletics matters at Auburn. During the search that ultimately led to Harsin’s hiring in December 2020, athletics director Allen Greene emerged from a behind-the-scenes battle, bucking the influence and wishes of some of the university’s most powerful boosters by hiring Harsin over their preferred candidate. Greene, as AL.com reported at the time, wanted to conduct a thorough search instead of hastily moving on a coach shortly after the firing of Gus Malzahn — another decision influenced by the program’s boosters. There have been other instances over the years, including during Malzahn’s ebb-and-flow tenure as coach, that have fostered the university’s perceived reputation for booster meddling, which Rane addressed Thursday. “I don’t know how to help people with their perception,” Rane told the Advertiser. “All I know is facts. And there’s enough rumor out there that people can make up anything they want to make up, but facts speak for themselves, and that’s just how things are done.” Tom Green is an Auburn beat reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @Tomas_Verde.
  9. i used to call him oh well now i call him oh crap................see how witty i am david? i am the bomb...............lol
  10. obviously you have not met some of the usual suspects on this board. i am bang them hard but i do throw some humor out there to soften the blow.
  11. Tucker Carlson tried to use Hunter Biden to get his son into Georgetown Martin Pengelly 4-5 minutes Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP As Tucker Carlson asked Hunter Biden for help getting his son into an elite Washington university in 2014, the Fox News host’s wife, Susie, reportedly wrote in an email: “Tucker and I have the greatest respect and admiration for you. Always!” Since the 2020 election, however, Carlson has fueled rightwing attacks on Joe Biden’s son, particularly over business affairs in which he allegedly benefited from his father’s position. The existence of emails about getting Buckley Carlson into Georgetown has been known for some time, thanks to a laptop once owned by Hunter Biden that was obtained by Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and pushed to media in 2020. On Thursday the Washington Post revealed new emails and said analysis by security experts confirmed their authenticity. The emails, the Post said, “reveal the extent to which Carlson was willing to turn on a former associate as he thrives in a hyper-partisan media world in which conservatives have made Biden a prime target for attack.” “They also show how Carlson once sought to benefit from the elite political circles in Washington that he now regularly rails against as the ‘ruling class’.” Carlson told the Post that in 2014, when Joe Biden was vice-president, “Hunter Biden was my neighbor. Our wives were friends. I knew him well. “I talked to him many times about addiction, something I know a lot about. And I’ve said that. I think that Hunter Biden is an addict and that’s why his life is falling apart, and I feel bad for him. I’ve said that many times, and I mean it.” He also said he would not comment on the emails, as they “were described by our [intelligence] community as Russian disinformation. So why would I? And I read that in the Washington Post”. The Post said Carlson was “speaking with apparent irony”. He and others on the right charge that mainstream media willfully overlooked the Biden laptop in 2020, amid reports it could contain disinformation planted by Russia or other malign actors. The Post also said emails showed Carlson helping Biden in 2015, amid reports about the state of Biden’s marriage. Carlson has confirmed doing so. But the Post focused on Carlson’s apparent hypocrisy. Quoting Carlson accusing Hunter Biden of getting “lucrative jobs … because he had an important father”, the Post said the Fox News host did so without “disclosing that he had once enlisted Biden to help get his son into a prestigious private university”. On the same January 2020 show, Carlson said: “In America today, there’s nothing illegal about paying de facto bribes by handing fake jobs to the unqualified family members of powerful people. And since it is perfectly legal, naturally, Hunter Biden isn’t the only one shamelessly cashing in on his family name.” In another email reported by the Post, Susie Carlson wrote: “Tucker and I would be so grateful if you could write a letter or speak to someone in the Georgetown Admission’s [sic] Office about Buckley.” Biden reportedly agreed to write to the university president and said: “I will do anything you would like me to do.” According to the Post, Tucker Carlson wrote: “I can’t thank you enough for writing that letter to Georgetown on Bucky’s behalf. So nice of you. I know it’ll help. Hope you’re great and we can all get dinner soon.” Buckley Carlson went to the University of Virginia. Now communications director for Jim Banks, a House Republican from Indiana, he did not comment on the Post report. Amid reaction online, the author Radley Balko wrote: “The story here is that Tucker Carlson is the living embodiment of the unearned, privileged elitism that Tucker Carlson derides on his show every night. The Hunter Biden part is just gravy.” Rightwing accounts pointed to an NBC report which said Biden’s laptop and other sources showed that between 2013 and 2018, he and his company brought in about $11m from work linked to Ukraine and China.
  12. At a House Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday concerning abortion access, an expert witness called by Republicans made a head-scratcher of a claim: Washington, D.C., is literally powered by burning fetuses. “Bodies [are] thrown in medical waste bins, and in places like Washington, D.C., burned to power the lights of the cities’ homes and streets,” Americans United for Life President Catherine Glenn Foster proclaimed. “Let that image sink in with you for a moment,” she continued. “The next time you turn on the light, think of the incinerators, think of what we’re doing to ourselves so callously and so numbly.” Foster, a Georgetown Law graduate who earns more than $190,000 a year as president of the anti-choice group, followed up the claim by accusing people who support women’s right to bodily autonomy of being “devastating to the fabric of American democracy.” As of October 2021, nearly 93% of the District’s power generation came from natural gas, coal and nuclear power plants, according to the D.C. Policy Center, a nonpartisan think-tank. Wind and other renewables ― not fetuses ― comprise the remaining 7%. Representatives for the Potomac Electric Power Company (“Pepco”), which oversees the District’s power supply, didn’t respond to a request for comment Thursday. While some states, like Indiana, require aborted fetuses to be buried or cremated in a funeral home, they’re disposed of as medical waste in the nation’s capital. That has led anti-choice activists to accuse Curtis Bay Medical Waste Services, the largest medical waste incinerator in the country, of transporting and incinerating fetuses to generate energy. Recently, an anti-abortion activist found with the remains of five fetuses in her apartment claimed that she and a colleague had obtained them from a Curtis Bay worker. The company denied the claim, saying company policy prohibits it from transporting fetal remains. Nationwide, around 1% of abortions are performed 21 or more weeks into a pregnancy. Physicians typically provide them at that stage because of severe fetal anomalies or threats to the mother’s life. This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.
  13. Vengeful Madison Cawthorn Vows ‘Dark MAGA’ Takeover Sam Brodey Thu, May 19, 2022, 3:17 PM Callaghan O’Hare/Reuters Less than 48 hours after his shocking defeat in North Carolina’s primary election, Rep. Madison Cawthorn took to Instagram to post a defiant, vengeful, and typo-riddled message promising a “Dark MAGA” comeback. After decrying the establishment-driven campaign to unseat him following a long series of scandals, Cawthorn credited those he called his true allies, specifically naming figures like former President Donald Trump, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), “the great Charlie Kirk,” and Tucker Carlson. “I am on a mission now to expose those who say and promise one thing yet legislate and work towards another, self-profiteering, globalist goal,” Cawthorn said. “It’s time for the rise of the new right, it’s time for Dark MAGA to truly take command.” Before vowing that this Dark MAGA would “defeat the cowardly and weak members of our own party,” Cawthorn said the “time for gentile politics as usual has come to an end,” presumably not in reference to the politics of non-Jews. GOP state Sen. Chuck Edwards defeated Cawthorn by 1.5 percentage points in Tuesday night’s primary election, and the 26-year old incumbent may serve out his term until January 2023. show us where it hurts..........um nevermind you already have.
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