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West Honeycutt

West Honeycutt is a small business owner in Birmingham, Alabama. He has formerly worked for political consulting firms in Washington, D.C. and Montgomery, AL.

Recent Posts:

3 People in Montgomery You May Not Know, But Should

June 17, 2014   |   By West Honeycutt     |   Opinion

Briefs written, dockets filed, bills amended, coffee poured, 140 characters tweeted… You most likely already know about the players in Montgomery who have been around for 30+ years… but what about those young professionals who are driving politics in Alabama behind the scene? The following list of young politicos was derived from extensive interviews withContinue Reading

Some Scream for [Heteronormative] Ice Cream

May 8, 2014   |   By West Honeycutt     |   News

I Scream! You Scream! We all scream! Over ice cream. Over the past several days, a number of seemingly homophobic tweets from Garrett Shirey, of Muscle Shoals’ Shirey Ice Cream, have circulated the internet. His ire, it seems, was the result of the Boy Scouts considering a change to their anti-LGBT policies. On Jan. 28,Continue Reading

TIME Magazine Names James Spann One of Best Twitter Feeds in 2014

May 5, 2014   |   By West Honeycutt     |   News

Last week, TIME Magazine named Birmingham, Ala. meteorologist James Spann as one of the 140 best twitter feeds of 2014. “The Birmingham-based meteorologist constantly responds to his 144k+ Twitter followers’ weather-related questions and retweets user-submitted photos from around the state, all while helming the televised weather forecast on a local ABC affiliate’s news show,” writesContinue Reading

Are Birds of a Feather Indicted Together? (A Cliff Sims Story)

May 5, 2014   |   By West Honeycutt     |   Opinion

If you missed Part One of my series exposing Yellowhammer president Cliff Sims, “Dont’ Get Yellowhammered,” be sure to check it out here. Last week I had enough. I read the last biased, misleading Yellowhammer “News” article I could take without calling attention to its glaringly false reality. You know the article I’m talking about… “Ala.Continue Reading

Don’t Get Yellowhammered (A Cliff Sims Story)

April 28, 2014   |   By West Honeycutt     |   Opinion

Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called “The Pledge.” The magician shows you something ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird or a man. He shows you this object. Perhaps he asks you to inspect it to see if it is indeed real, unaltered, normal. But ofContinue Reading

Rep. Barry Moore: Threats and Misrepresentation

April 2, 2014   |   By West Honeycutt     |   News

Ala. Rep. Barry Moore (R – Coffee) is seen as one of the rising stars out of a class of freshman legislators who rode into office on the 2010 Republican wave. He was even recently labeled as the most conservative legislator in the state of Alabama by Cliff Sims, founder and publisher of political blog Yellowhammer News. Recently, informationContinue Reading

New Foundation Asks Ala. Lawmakers to Take Anti-Corruption Pledge

April 1, 2014   |   By West Honeycutt     |   News

The Alabama Foundation for Limited Government has kicked off a statewide campaign asking incumbent elected officials and candidates for office to sign an anti-corruption pledge aimed at improving Alabama’s ethical climate. The Foundation has mailed its Anti-Corruption Pledge to every state senator, state representative and candidate for state house and senate. “The legislative leadership hasContinue Reading

Rep. Greg Wren Resigns, Pleads Guilty to Ethics Violation

April 1, 2014   |   By West Honeycutt     |   News

State Rep. Greg Wren (R – Montgomery) plead guilty in state district court today to a misdemeanor ethics charge for using his office for personal gain. According to court documents, Wren’s company, Wren & Associates, LLC, earned $8,000 monthly from RxAlly for consulting work. He issued a letter to the Clerk of the House of RepresentativesContinue Reading

Foundation for Moral Law Intervenes in Alabama Same-Sex Marriage Suit

March 31, 2014   |   By West Honeycutt     |   News

The mother of the David Fancher, the deceased partner of Paul Hard, has filed a motion to intervene in Hard v. Bentley — a lawsuit that challenges the validity of Alabama’s Marriage Protection Act and Sanctity of Marriage Amendment. Chief Judge William K. Watkins granted her motion earlier today stating, “Ms. Fancher has an interest inContinue Reading

Alabama House GOP Takes AEA Money, Documents Reveal

March 13, 2014   |   By West Honeycutt     |   News

The Alabama Education Association (AEA) and other previously secret donors to the Alabama House Republican Conference have been revealed in documents obtained by the Center for Public Integrity (CPI). CPI received  the typically undisclosed documents from Rachel Adams, communications director for Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard. “[W]hen the Center for Public Integrity asked Rachel AdamsContinue Reading