Turley Speaks To Alabama Business and Political Leaders on The Gulf Shore

Today I have the pleasure of addressing Alabama political and business leaders in Alabama as the keynote speaker at the Electric Cities of Alabama Conference. The conference is being held at the Lodge at Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores, Alabama. I will be speaking this morning on “Institutional Faith and Failure in the Age of Rage”, a discussion of how our institutions have functioned during these difficult times.

It is a spectacular location and I will be doing a couple travel blogs on the highlights of the trip. I am staying at Hilton’s The Lodge at Gulf State Park on the beach.  It is incredible. More to come.

42 thoughts on “Turley Speaks To Alabama Business and Political Leaders on The Gulf Shore”

  1. Jonathan: As a nationally recognized conservative academic/attorney one would think you could get a better gig then speaking to a group of political and business leaders on Alabama’s Gulf coast. I mean Trump just spoke at the CPAC conference in Dallas. Why couldn’t you get invited to join one of the many panels at the CPAC event? Hard to figure why you were not invited. In case you missed Trump’s speech he, as usual, continued to carp about being “cheated” out of a second term. Trump also said the insurrectionists who attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6th were “peaceful people, these were great people”. He also claimed he was not hurt by his two impeachments: “I got impeached twice. I became worse. I became worse”. No argument there.

    What was a little strange is that you chose to post with your column an ad for the Lodge at Gulf State Park on Alabama’s Gulf shores–with endless photos of available rooms. What caught my eye was how many “bunk bed” rooms there are at the Lodge. As the “keynote speaker” at the conference I hope you were spared the indignity of having to share a bunk bed room with other attendees. Maybe shilling for the Lodge was the quid pro quo to get a better room with a spectacular view of the Gulf. You won’t see Trump shilling for a hotel he does not own.

    Speaking in the “Heart of Dixie” could have given you the opportunity to discuss Alabama’s new voter suppression laws that will make it harder for Black voters in Alabama to exercise their constitutional rights. Probably not. Or you could have talked about the fight in Alabama over CRT. Although CRT is not specifically taught in K-12 schools in Alabama, Republican politicians are up in arms about the subject. They are following the lead of neighboring Georgia in passing legislation to ban the teaching of CRT. God forbid Alabama’s public school students should learn something about Alabama’s history of slavery and segregation! I would think you would want to discuss how the “free speech” rights of teachers is being infringed by Alabama’s school districts. I guess not. These topic would probably be uncomfortable for the attendees at the Gulf conference. And you don’t want to bite the hand that feeds you.

    1. As a nationally recognized conservative academic/attorney…

      It’s good you recognize that being a constitutional scholar is inherently conservative.

      In case you missed Trump’s speech he, as usual, continued to carp about being “cheated” out of a second term. Trump also said the insurrectionists who attacked the Capitol on Jan. 6th were “peaceful people, these were great people”. He also claimed he was not hurt by his two impeachments: “I got impeached twice. I became worse. I became worse”.

      Trump should write a book, call it; I know, What Happened.

      Speaking in the “Heart of Dixie” could have given you the opportunity to discuss Alabama’s new voter suppression laws that will make it harder for Black voters in Alabama to exercise their constitutional rights.

      Racist much? What other low expectations do you have for Black people? Now explain why Delaware’s voting laws are not considered as voter suppression, since they are far more restrictive than Alabama and Georgia.

      God forbid Alabama’s public school students should learn something about Alabama’s history of slavery and segregation!

      They actually teach about slavery and segregation imposed by Democrats. They simply are opposed to teaching their children to judge people based on the color of their skin.

      I would think you would want to discuss how the “free speech” rights of teachers is being infringed by Alabama’s school districts.

      Citizens that pay their salaries have free speech rights as well. If these parents reject schools indoctrinating their children to be racists like the Democrats in their history books, then that is well within their rights.

    2. “I got impeached twice. I became worse. I became worse”

      You either can’t read or are willfully dishonest.

      Trump’s “I became worse” comment was made in the context of Barr’s reaction to the calls for his impeachment, versus Trump’s reaction to his two (bogus) impeachments. In his view, Barr was cowed, while he was emboldened. The “I became worse” means: I became worse *in the eyes of the democrats*, because I refused to submit to their smears and intimidation tactics. In other words: I chose to stand tall and fight.

      “Alabama’s new voter suppression laws that will make it harder for Black voters in Alabama to” cheat.

      There. Fixed it for you.

      “God forbid Alabama’s public school students should learn something about Alabama’s history of slavery and segregation!”

      Right, because before CRT, nobody knew about the history of slavery in America.

  2. Since we have turned away from Professor Turley’s appearance to Marxism we should discuss the occurrence of protests in Cuba over the scarcity of food. Just like Democrats blaming Republicans for their failed policies the President of Cuba is blaming the U.S. for Cuban social unrest by the protestors caused by the touching of their belly button to their backbone. No way that El Presidente’s or the Democratic Party’s policies could be at fault in the creation of misery. When backed into that corner the only response left for the Left is to double down.

    1. Think:
      “When backed into that corner the only response left for the Left is to double down.”
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      The Jacobins tried the same tactic in 18th Century France. Let’s hope for the same fate for our homegrown American revolutionaries.

  3. Turkey:. Don’t give a talk in a high rise at the shore. The house could fall down. A baby could drown. Wouldn’t none of those people care. I’m a cracker. Your one too. Gonna take good care of you.

  4. At your presentation, be sure NOT to mention your Fox colleague Mark Levin’s just released new book, “American Marxism.” Don’t denounce this book for ratcheting up the hostility in the culture war. Ignore the rage which will be engendered in the Left by your employer now calling Liberals “Marxists” and continue to pretend there is nothing to see here.

    Have you no shame?

    1. Word! I can’t seem to recall McCarthy-ism ever being a good look. And when you start getting rolled into the McCarthy side of McCarthy-ism it never wears well!

      eb

      1. to recall McCarthy-ism ever being a good look. And when you start getting rolled into the McCarthy side of McCarthy-ism it never wears well!

        Did McCarthy have/know of a list of Communist conspirators?

        1. Rick: “Did McCarthy have/know of a list of Communist conspirators?”

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          Probably. Read “Blacklisted by History”.

          1. Yup. You just began a defense of McCarthy-ism. Awesome.

            I suppose it stands to reason given the direct lineage of the fat, orange spanx imprisoned hog to Roy Cohn, no doubt. But yeah, you went there.

            eb

              1. And his lawyer taught someone how to become President and a Russian asset at the same time.

                eb

                1. The shine of McCarthyism has lost its glimmer, as with all ism’s, once they can judged with truth.
                  The duping of America continues, from within the last bastion of freedom…
                  Sorry if I misjudged your intellect, we are all victims of John Dewey!

    2. Is Professor Turley allowed to mention the Left’s and the liberal media’s collectively referring to conservatives as Racists, oppressors, and white supremacists?

      1. Maybe you have not noticed the Trump base. Or caught the CPAC in action. Or seen Confederate flags at their rallies. Or maybe you just don’t want to know.

        1. FishWings, they can’t control people with Confederate flags anymore than you can control Antifa at your “mostly peaceful protests”. The test will be if they start to riot and the Republicans do not respond or encourage their actions like the Democrats in Seattle, Minneapolis and Portland. By the way, please post any pictures of Confederate flags at CPAC. if you’ve got the cards it’s time to show em.

      2. Absolutely. You left out Conservatives being referred to as “American Nazis” since “Marxists” will now be added to the list of what Conservatives smear Liberals thanks to Fox’s Mark Levin.

    3. Maybe a good time to brush up on the so called ” progressive liberals” history! Coming from a “classical liberals” point of view, there’s some truth in Mr. Levin’s book title. John Dewey’s article’s in “The New Republic” may be a starting point.

      1. Some truth is NOT the whole truth. That’s the problem when you appeal to proudly low-information Trumpists.

    4. Don’t denounce this book for ratcheting up the hostility in the culture war.

      I’m looking forward to getting my copy in the mail this week. Marxists don’t like it when their targets decide to fight back.

      Ignore the rage which will be engendered in the Left by your employer now calling Liberals “Marxists”…

      That rage already exists. If liberals want to avoid being accurately labeled as Marxists, then they shouldn’t function as Marxists. But hey, you do you.

      1. Spot-on, Olly. The liberals are working overtime in projecting their own behavior on their sworn enemies…anyone, i.e., liberal, indie, or conservative who don’t agree with them.

      2. And Trumpists shouldn’t function as Fascists, but they do. American Nazism, pure and simple.

          1. I don’t need any more evidence than you do. If you Trumpists are going to demonize us as “Marxists,” don’t be surprised if we call you “American Nazis” just to give you a taste of your own medicine. Tit for tat.

            1. I don’t need any more evidence than you do.

              Spoken like a Marxist’s useful idiot. Marxist tactics are now front and center. So go ahead, I won’t be surprised.

              1. You are not my concern, Olly, as we know exactly where you stand- Trumpism like Birtherism (and McCarthyism before it) are lost causes. It’s only a matter of time. Enjoy it while it lasts.

                The reason I am on this blog is only to see where Turley stands. I have no doubt that he would denounce Mark Levin were he directly so asked. But Turley shrewdly avoids any situation in which he could be asked his opinion on the rage being fueled by Fox News liars. Instead, he pretends Fox News does not exist. Sooner or later, however, Turley will be held accountable for his silence just like Barr is now being held to account for his pushing the “Big Lie” during a CNN interview (though now he is vainly trying to disassociate himself from his claim that the election faced the risk of massive voter fraud).

                In the fullness of time, there will be a reckoning. It may keep Turley awake at night and likely explains his constant argument that the prohibition against Big Brother censorship ought to extend to Little Brother, like his own George Washington Law School, so that controversial law professors such as himself never suffer any consequences for their rhetoric regardless of the content. It’s well known that Turley is experiencing blowback at his institution, and his obsession to defend conservative academics from so-called “cancelling” may be his attempt to lay a record in his own defense when he himself may face repercussions for his intellectual dishonesty in ignoring the Fox News rage and his hypocrisy for working for such a disreputable network.

                1. Ditto. Don’t know about anyone else, but I’m seeing a Turley whisperer. Best assessment of Turley and where he finds himself in the general zeitgeist at this moment.

                  And thanks for the reminders that engaging with Allan is beyond futile.

                  eb

    5. Jeffsilberman, please give us an example of how the desire by the left to centralize control differs from the tenants put forth in Marxism. A latest example on my part would be federally control of state elections. A differentiation on your part should include how Democrats in America support policies that are not equal to those presented by Marx. As a suggestion, an explanation of the policies of Bernie Sanders (avowed socialist) would be appreciated. Your turn.

  5. Enjoy the speaking gig, Turley. Get in the water. Avoid the jellyfish. Write a blog post from underwater looking up above the surface. That point of view shift always adds different perspective and I highly recommend it.

    peace.

    eb

  6. “I will be speaking this morning on “Institutional Faith and Failure in the Age of Rage”, a discussion of how our institutions have functioned during these difficult times.“
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    Oughta be a short speech: “They haven’t.” But on the plus side you can get everyone to the beach earlier.

  7. Having the great fortune of growing up with the Gulf of Mexico as my front yard and working in the area, I’ve attended many conferences there. It’s beautiful but tedious to sit through hours of speakers as you’re sitting inside while all the really good things are outside.
    Suggestion, bring the attendees outside for your lecture. They’ll love you even more for your thoughtfulness.

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