The city council of Oxford, Alabama unanimously passed a public ordinance last night making it illegal to use a public restroom bearing a gender-specific label that doesn’t match that of a person’s birth certificate. The proposed fine for such an infraction is $500 or six months of jail time. Of course, that’s if they catch you.
Robert Bentley, the most powerful breast man in Alabama, once had a state law enforcement helicopter deliver his wallet to him at his beach house after he accidentally left it at home, about 250 miles away. And why was the governor leaving the house in such a hurry in the first place? His wife, whom he was probably cheating on, was mad at him. The old ball and chain, am I right boys!!
Last week, senior advisor Rebekah Caldwell Mason left the staff of Alabama Governor Robert Bentley, with whom she allegedly had an affair. The circumstances of her resignation—whether she volunteered it, or if it was requested or forced—remain murky but today, Republicans in the state House moved to impeach Bentley.
This afternoon, Rebekah Caldwell Mason—senior advisor to, and alleged mistress of, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley—resigned from her position less than a week after leaked audio recordings revealed what appeared to be a physically and emotionally intimate relationship between her and the governor. It is just the biggest blow in a week in which the foundation of Bentley’s administration has continued to crack.
This morning, a recently deposed top police officer in Alabama told AL.com that he had heard audio of the state’s governor, Robert Bentley, having a sexually charged conversation with Rebekah Caldwell Mason, a top advisor who, dating back to last year, has been rumored to be the governor’s mistress. Late this afternoon, the audio of that conversation leaked, forcing Bentley to hold a press conference in which he apologized for his remarks while still maintaining that he and Mason never had an affair.
Alabama governor Robert Bentley is widely suspected of having carried on an affair with a woman named Rebekah Caldwell Mason, who currently serves as one of his most senior advisors. Although the rumors of infidelity are public enough that several fellow state Republicans asked the attorney general to investigate, Bentley, who divorced his wife last year, has always denied he was unfaithful.
For the past decade, every student in Alabama has been greeted by the same paragraphs-long disclaimer in the front of their bio textbooks claiming that evolution is a “controversial theory” that has “not been directly observed.” And after putting it to a vote last week, the state Board of Education decided that that disclaimer isn’t going anywhere.