They’re already calling being an unrepentant sexual predator “misconduct allegations,” so I’d say his odds are decent. https://t.co/rq5cwERwpd
— Molotov Frappuccino Thrower (@agraybee) June 20, 2019
Sure, his fellow Repubs have publicly vowed to ‘crush’ him — ‘This place has enough creepy old men’. They’re even trying to recruit Jeff Sessions to run against him (as if that idea wasn’t six different nightmares in its own right). But FiveThirtyEight refuses to dismiss ‘Sheriff’ Moore’s chances:
… [T]here is one factor working in Moore’s favor — a crowded primary field. Because the eventual GOP nominee stands a good chance of beating Jones in the general election (Alabama is 27 points more Republican than the country as a whole), even more candidates could join the race. A large primary field may fragment the vote, making it unlikely that a candidate could win a majority and avoid a runoff and making it easier for Moore to advance to a runoff with only the support of his base…
Asked what he’ll do differently now versus his 2017 Senate bid, Roy Moore says: “I would like to make more personal contact with people.”
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) June 20, 2019
Remember: Roy Moore lost by a margin that was smaller than the number of write-in votes. https://t.co/aqjLof99WL
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) June 20, 2019
— Colonial Oppressor Barbie (@ljohn44) June 20, 2019
I kicked in a few bucks, as a preemptive offering, because I’m superstitious like that.
Mock, Paper, Scissors meme of Moore’s campaign vehicle, needs to go viral,
In other news:
They left out the part where the UN Panel on the murder of Kashoggi also found that he, personally tortured Lebanon’s Prime Minister Harreri.
So let’s see,
Sawdi Arabia, rogue nation, Crown Prince Mohammed BoneSaw under investigation for murders,
Israel, rogue nation, Bibi’s wife convicted, Bibi’s day in the dock to come,
USA, rogue nation, dozens if investigations into Treason Tribble and his Minions, many convictions,
So, War with Iran, amirite?
I think we have found the New Axis of Evil.
And in other other news, this is the putative next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (reposted from a thread downstairs somewhere):
It’s from The Guardian. Having trouble linking from there.
Just unbelievable, the way scum rises to the top on both sides of the pond.
Exactly, Iran. DPRK is no longer part of the Axis of Evil™ since Leader Kim writes nice letters to Emperor Tang and Iraq was turned into peaceful Jeffersonian Democracy flourishing with milk and honey.
Sorry, I don’t want to work with Nazis.
@SiubhanDuinne: That is one thing we can say about the Trumps. Despite execrable taste, they do respect expensive things. We don’t worry about them breaking the china or other nice stuff in the White House.
Boris Johnson can’t even jump that low bar now.
Ok before we get too bogged down hairs about something to make i smile.
notice that the baby smiles and hold her chin up??
Male, southern and middle-aged: meet the Tories choosing the next PM
Trump sits his ass on gold.
Meanwhile over here in England it is 10:42 and only just going dark, I had forgotten how weird English summers are. I remember chatting to an Attorney in court in the US that had just got back from a trip to St. Andrews in Scotland and he said it was so great, you could start a round of golf at 10pm.
Because, of course.
The pedophile runs again ??
@TenguPhule: And they are old, mostly over 60 plus. That is why the Youngs are so pissed off, The Olds will be dead and buried when the consequences that they voted for take effect. The Youngs know what is going to happen to them if Brexit happens and the FYIGM 60 somethings don’t give a shit.
DRPK’s Foreign Minister showed up a a ceremony, 3 seats over from Little Kim, after the Media claimed that the whole team had been fed to piranas, for the failure of the Vietnam meeting.
The “best evidence” the US floats for Iran attacking Tankers in the Gulf, II, Electric Boogaloo, is an IRGC UXO crew risking their lives, to remove an Italian made limpet mine that hasn’t dentonated, from the hull, above the waterline*, after rescuing the tankers crew.
*the Italian limpet mines are a shaped charge, that relies on the tamping effect of water, to be effective. Placed above water the detonation causes the magnetic seal to break, the cone that shapes the charge to fly away from the hull, and the jet of the formed penetrator to be positioned to far away for effective penetration and after effect*.
Meanwhile, back at the Ranch,
Sawdi Arabia is excecuting dissents, former members of government, children and women rights activists with public beheadings, cruifixions, and of course, bone saws while alive and pizza ovens.
Israel has snipers shooting women, children, medics, media, old men, to cripple, not to kill, in the hundreds, for peaceful protests, detains over 2000 children in black sites and broke ground on a Trump branded illegal settlement on Palestinian land.
And then there’s the shithole neoFacist USA,…..
It’s a funny old world.
@rikyrah: Worse, he might win this time.
I know ???
The Republicans have decided a fresh new war would be good for their election chances.
Steve in the ATL
@Litlebritdifrnt: thank god nothing like that happens on this side of the pond!
I’m not sure what’s worse.
They won’t be dead by October 31, 2019.
The short term effects of being out of the EU, with no bilateral agreements on anything, and trying to immediately trade on WTO rules, with no infrastructure in place, is going to slam down hard.
Some of the long term effects can be mitigated over time, if you ever get a competent Government again, but the UK as it was, is toast.
Matthew Chapman (@fawfulfan) Tweeted:
How is it not the top story on every news channel that a bunch of GOP lawmakers in Oregon are literally fugitives from the state police and have teamed up with extremist paramilitary groups to shut down the state capitol? https://twitter.com/fawfulfan/status/1142154716559937541?s=17
You can buy a 30lb box of 1” roofing nails, (10,000) for $41.95.
ICE vehicles are kept in secure carparks and underground garages to protect them from vandalism, ususally with only one way in or out.
Okay, this is new.
Not that I am a frequenter of Alabama news, but has Jones been getting a lot of criticism from his constituents?
Steve in the ATL
There’s probably a stupider way to kick off civil insurrection. But right now I can’t think of one.
The reporting I heard (while driving) was that the Republican legislators asked the paramilitaries to stay out of it.
@Jay: Agreed, and if Boris Johnson becomes Prime Minister, God help us all. The man is a fucking lunatic.
@Steve in the ATL: I think you misspelled Robert Murdoch.
Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) Tweeted:
NEW: Trump’s constant riffs about extending his term and false claims about rigged elections has people chattering in the halls of Congress and throughout the Beltway: What if Trump simply won’t accept defeat in 2020?
My latest w/@dsamuelsohn https://t.co/lf8wVH0c9B https://twitter.com/NatashaBertrand/status/1142043336322277377?s=17
No, we just have to make sure it’s not in their luggage when they vacate the premises.
Is it just me or does this newsdump Friday feel worse then usual?
Major Major Major Major
You volunteering, or just suggesting that people in other countries commit felonies for kicks?
Hide your daughters, Alabama.
Dorothy A. Winsor
I read the first two pages of the Hannity/Manafort text record and decided I’d killed enough brain cells. Sean Hannity is a loon.
@Major Major Major Major:
I’m no longer allowed to travel to the US for my personal security.
Is littering a felony?
Do your activists not know how to use night, dark clothing and various means to neuter facial recognition?
You could try a human chain of pedestrians and cyclists using their right of free movement, but that would require getting some privledged wipple to care.
I suspect that YouGov slants their questions to get the most provocative responses. The last couple of polls also came up with some nasty slams against Labour Party leader Corbyn.
But apart from this, many Leave supporters foolishly believe that predictions of problems are scare tactics, or that mystical properties of British resolve will allow the country to weather any BREXIT storms.
ETA. There may also be some hints that extreme BREXIT supporters might abandon the Tories and vote for the new BREXIT party if there are delays and a new general election.
@Dorothy A. Winsor:
That’s an insult to fine looking loons everywhere.
@TenguPhule: My Wilmerites’ acquaintances’ heads are going to explode trying to reconcile Crown Princess Tulsi saying this about Joe Biden.
Enhanced Voting Techniques
New tag “Show us were Moore touched the electoral body”
Trump played chicken with a real war last night so it sounds like all the little lunatic have to up their drama now.
A Ghost To Most
As much as I applaud her initiative, she broke into a residence she never lived in, and stole weapons. That’s burglary.
@Enhanced Voting Techniques: “Show us on this doll (Miss Liberty) where Roy Moore touched you.”
Steve in the ATL
@rikyrah: that would take cojones. And trump lacks cojones.
Lots more about the militias in JJ’s feed but this is a funny little bit of history.
Steve in the ATL
@Enhanced Voting Techniques:
There was no order to attack and there were no planes in the air. He’s lying as always, trying to act butch.
@A Ghost To Most:
In Canada, marriage, even Common Law, negates personal property outside of Inheritances predating the marriage and kept seperate via various legal means, from the marriage. (eg, as soon as you spend or invest even a part of those assests “on the marriage”, it becomes communal property.)
In Canadian law, once living together for 6 months or formally married, there is no mine our yours.
When Slaveowners Got Reparations https://nyti.ms/2DgInXo
@TenguPhule: Imagine being offline most of the day and just now trying to catch up.
A Ghost To Most
Goody for Canada, but if I am not mistaken, this was Floriduh, aka Darwin’s waiting room.
No disrespect to Canadians; my enduring love of hockey precludes it.
It’s the ‘new usual’ that takes getting used to.
Every day in Trumpland is like three in a normal place.
BC in Illinois
We’ll see if they get their wish.
You learn things by checking on international politics. The Scottish National Party, commenting on “Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt? Scotland must have an alternative,” notes that even the Tories in Scotland don’t want Boris Johnson:
You have to spell it in British.
You post some great stuff, and your heart is in the right place, but that post is not cool at all.
Hope all Philly Jackals are safe, sheltering in place, and will take breathing precautions outdoors over the weekend, ( at least), until the pollution clears out,
@Jay: Please stop that.
James E Powell
The press/media, led by the NYT, would consider it the greatest thing that ever happened to them. They would promote it and cover it like it was the Super Bowl combined with the Oscars.
Always Be Grifting.
When the State goes rogue, there are only four options,
– Mass Protest, but y’all arn’t going to go all Hong Kong over refugees,
– Direct Action, like non violent sabotage,
– Covert Action like the Reagan/Bush Era smuggling of South and Central American Refugee’s to Canada via an underground railroad. Unfortunately, the Clinton Administration and Canada signed the FSN Agreement, with the US avowing and taking on legal responsibility to accept and protect refugee’s, and we can’t get Trudeau to tear it up yet, and the Survelliance State makes reviving the underground railroad, extremely difficult.
Voting Treason Twitler out in November, 2020 won’t do anything about the raids this weekend.
An example of Direct Action:
@Jay: Hush, Jay! And don’t tell them about the abortion law either.
That’s a violation of GoFundMe’s terms of service.
Members of GoFundMe can report the Campaign for violating the terms of service and shut it down.
i know. i mean you can get a 30lb box of 1” roofing nails for closer to 30 bucks.
@lamh36: You’ve read more about this than I. Does the crowd smell fishy (like 2016) to you?
@A Ghost To Most:
Apparently the Floriduh Cops jumped the gun.
Florida has an Equitable Property Law, which mean’s it’s only “his” Apartment and “his” guns, if he never brought them inside the marriage, ( eg, spending joint income post marriage on rent or ammo, or, even taking his guns to her place overnight for “security”),
Which should have required depositions from both parties, and a search of financial records, before laying charges.
Hopefully, she gets a good lawyer.
@TenguPhule: John Lewis also defended him and I value his opinions.
Extremely anecdotal from Alabama:
In a gathering of 20, news about Moore running again came up. Eyeballs rolled so hard I thought I was in a bowling alley.
That said, if Evil Keebler Elf runs, I wouldn’t give odds on the outcome.
The fight continues.
@ThresherK: “fishy” how?
Moore has so many other branches of government to get kicked out of. OK, at lest 2 more, seeing as how he’s been booted from the judicial branch twice.
If I were a betting man, I’d bet he’s the next Senator from the great State of Alabama.
Non neighborhood people unconcerned about the shooting, just showing up to harass Buttigieg because he’s running for President.
Video at link. Mark Field, May’s Foreign Office Minister assaults a female Greenpeace protestor engaged in non-violent protest.
Get’s a suspension, not fired, yet.
Single Sided, Double Density? We talking IBM PC 360K 5.25” floppies here?
Same Shit, Different Day.
@lamh36: Actors who are not who they say they are mixed in with the ones who are, either onsite or amplifying this on Twitter.
Plus, there will most definitely be security cameras on the entrances and exits to those secure parking locations; anyone spreading roofing nails on their driveway is 100% going to get caught.
A Ghost To Most
She never lived in the residence that was broken into. Suppose she also took a roommates’s gun by accident. Is that still ok, because she was on a noble quest?
Major Major Major Major
@Jay: I haven’t been following closely, but Pete has certainly not covered himself in glory with how he’s addressed this, and the AA community there has long had a frosty relationship with him.
@Jay: @ThresherK: So far no one has claim “outside agitators” except those who want the upset folks to get over it already
@A Ghost To Most:
Under Florida law, she didn’t have to reside there. Once married, sleeping over counts, being given a key counts, ( or not taking one back from when they were dating), using any communal income, to pay rent, utilities, groceries, booze, ammo, new guns, cleaning products.
How did she get the roommate’s gun if Florida Law for storage was being followed?
@lamh36: Thanks. I have no lay of the land for there.
J R in WV
If Trump loses the election, then on January 20, 2021, just after noon, he will be taken into custody for multiple indictments in multiple states. Wherever he is, unless he flees the nation for a state where he would be protected from extradition.
All the arresting officers will need to do is show the arrest warrants to the security detail and allow them to accompany Trump into his custody. You think the Secret Service loves this ambulatory excrement? Nope. No way he treats them with any respect.
@Ivan X: single sided would have been 160k or 180k