On Tuesday a video captured Alabama State Senator Larry Stutts (R) being scolded by local police after he allegedly took a picture of a 17-year old girl.
“She just wanted to understand why you were taking her picture, I didn’t understand either,” a cop says in the video. “Do you need any more pictures of her?”
“No I got one,” Stutts said.
The girl was holding a sign in support of his rival Johnny Mack Morrow. Stutts told police, “I’m sure you’re aware it’s illegal to advertise on a [state highway.]”
“I was concerned about your people intimidating a 17-year old girl,” another person said.
Here’s Larry Stutts talking to Muscle Shoals PD about taking pics of a 17yr-old girl who was holding a Johnny Mack Morrow sign. The girl previously had coffee thrown on her, the cop says. #alpolitics pic.twitter.com/dpKpTA025j
— Josh Moon (@Josh_Moon) November 6, 2018
‘Dangerous linguistic power’: A historian explains how Trump weaponizes nicknames
Is Donald Trump the modern day Earl Long?
A three-time Louisiana governor, Long mastered the art of political ridicule seven decades ago by weaponizing nicknames. The hilarious names Long pinned on his rivals, and the rollicking stories he told about them, riveted audiences bored by puffed-up rhetoric.
While Long’s stunts may be remembered as silly hijinks, there was a sly, often deadly serious, purpose to his technique. He used it to get voters to laugh at his foes and to put them on the defensive––a place politicians never want to be. Tucked within Long’s jests were razor-sharp attacks aimed at exploiting opposition weaknesses––hidden swords inside a pea-patch cloak.
Walmart got a $2.2 billion tax cut — now it’s laying off workers
Walmart announced it will lay off hundreds of workers in North Carolina despite receiving billions in tax cuts that the Republican Party and President Trump claimed would spur job growth.
The giant retailer will lay off about 570 employees and close its corporate office near the Charlotte airport, despite signing a 12-year lease just four years earlier, the Charlotte Business Journal reported.
The work done at the Charlotte facility will be outsourced to a firm in Arkansas, according to the report.
Amazon, Google and Facebook warrant antitrust scrutiny for many reasons – not just because they’re large
There’s a growing chorus of U.S. politicians, antitrust scholars and consumer watchdogs calling for stricter antitrust treatment of Amazon, Google, Facebook and other tech giants. Some even say they should be broken up.
Most recently, U.S. lawmakers launched a sweeping review to determine if these companies have become so big and powerful that they are stifling competition and harming consumers, while federal regulators are also gearing up to take action.