ALABAMA: Court Orders Trial For Justice Roy Moore

A very late update from AL.com:

Suspended Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore will go on trial next month on judicial ethics charges after the Alabama Court of the Judiciary late Monday issued an order that denied Moore’s request to dismiss the charges.

The court, in a brief one-page order, also denied a motion by the Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission that sought an order removing Moore from the bench without a trial.

The Alabama Court of the Judiciary (COJ) met Monday afternoon for a hearing to consider a motion by Moore to dismiss the judicial ethics charges against him regarding a same-sex marriage administrative order he issued to probate judges in January.

Michael Joiner, chief judge of the court of the judiciary, had said at the end of the hearing that depending on how the COJ ruled on the motions, a full-fledged trial may be held on the charges Sept. 28. The attorneys for both the JIC and Moore told Joiner they don’t see a trial going beyond a day.

After the hearing [Liberty Counsel head Mat] Staver told a crowd of Moore supporters on the steps of the judicial building that the charges are “politically motivated.” He questioned why the JIC wants to remove Moore from the bench while the JIC on Monday had agreed to only a six months suspension for Tallapoosa Probate Judge Leon Archer for sexting with a litigant.

Speaking to his supporters after the hearing earlier today, Roy Moore bitched that the lead prosecutor was once the legal director of the SPLC. Should he be booted from the bench, most expect Moore to run for governor in 2018. According to a poll issued last week, Moore leads the list of prospective candidates.

  • bkmn

    Right wingers hate trials where their TESTIMONEY can be openly questioned and examined. This should be delicious.

    • PLAINTOM

      It is rather amazing how they change their tune under oath. Gee, it’s like they know they are lying when there are no consequences.

      • bkmn

        Testifying under oath is a big reason Skaggie Galloper, Tony Duggar PerKKKins, Lyin’ Bryan Fischface and buds stayed clear of testifying in the Prop. 8 trial. They would have been exposed as complete hypocrites.

        • 2patricius2

          That is so true. All the loudmouths who ranted and raved about how awful and dangerous marriage equality would be for the country and the world, were strangely absent when witnesses tried to make the case against marriage equality in Federal Court. Like fans in the stands, they yelled from the sidelines, but declined to play on the field.

          • David L. Caster

            Because they had nothing.

          • 2patricius2

            Precisely!

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          • tommy5677

            You’re an asshole

          • DirtyPierre

            It gives me GREAT pleasure to report and block you!

        • David L. Caster

          They would have been exposed as complete legal morons and their arguments would have been utterly useless, even flatly false and specious.

    • SFBruce

      If Moore himself testifies, it will be delicious indeed. He has a Trump-like egocentric personality which is what got him into trouble in the first place.

      • bkmn

        True. If Roy Moore takes the stand it will doom him and his case. He simply is incapable of shutting up for his own good.

        • David Walker

          It will also make him top contender for the governorship. “See how those heartless libruls treated me? And they’ll do the same to you.” &c. &c. &c.

          Your son out of rehab yet? Did he ever go in?

        • saucetin

          Which his lawyer will know.

          • bkmn

            We are talking Staver though.

    • Traxley Launderette

      TOO. MUCH. POPCORN.

      • Paula

        Does popcorn come in IV form?

        • ColdCountry

          But you can’t throw that at the screen!

    • Pollos Hermanos

      “He’s innocent because Jesus, ask Matt Barber”

    • guest

      The Judge needs the Jesus in the ambulance gif. Stat!

      • Bad Tom

        Ask, and ye shall receive.
        ——-
        Squad car. Ambulance. Whatever.

    • JT
    • Todd20036

      I hate to be the dark cloud on everyone’s silver lining. But this trial is just for show. Moore will use the publicity and victim status to become governor of that shit ball state.

  • PLAINTOM

    1) The other judge was found guilty of personal misconduct not professional misconduct 2) This isn’t the first time Moore has abused his authority. 3) The other judge had competent counsel.

    • bkmn

      I think I may have to start calling Mat Staver Mitt Staver just to drive home how bad he is.

      • Librarykid

        Do we know for sure if Matt is an animal abuser like Mitt is?

    • SFBruce

      Would a serious, competent lawyer want this on his or her resume? And since I assume Staver et al are providing their services pro bono, Moore would actually have to pay a real lawyer.

      • Librarykid

        But anyone who would choose Staver & Co. would be too blinded by bigotry, ignorance, hate and Jeezus to care about Staver’s record.

  • Robert Conner

    Win or lose this clown will be an icon to the christofascist Right and it will set him up for a hopefully very short political career.

  • Michael Rush

    ” Staver told a crowd of Moore supporters on the steps of the judicial building that the charges are “politically motivated ”

    .. to which I can only respond –

    http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/ac199/jumpinacrater/a999/pussy%20noodle%20GIF.gif

  • bkmn

    It sucks that I have an early doctor’s appointment over an hour away tomorrow. I have a feeling it will be a busy day, especially here at JMG.

  • Michael

    Well, let’s see. Defying the Supreme Court and the Constitution is just a teeny, weeny bit more serious than sexting a litigant.

    • Randy503

      And having been kicked off the bench previously and not having learned a damn thing.

  • Blake J Butler

    O/T: Not sure who this guy is, who was on Lawrence O’donnell about 20 minutes ago. Apparently Hillary has picked up another republican endorsement.

    • Blake J Butler

      He is a George bush appointee and supposedly appears on CNN but I found he regularly is on FOX news. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5d693e74ebd48036789ecb8a746a04c3ff3a6b1b9b7a68f90b2fc73cb4742f84.png

      • I think we’re going to be seeing more of this sort of thing over the coming weeks…

        • Blake J Butler

          It’s very much like the Titanic, the republican party being the ship, the passengers being the people in the party, and these people are getting off the sinking ship in lifeboats, meanwhile others know the ship is sinking but are still on it like nothing is amiss.

          We’re seeing a pattern here, i’m not complaining about what is happening not one bit.

  • NZArtist

    How the fuck can he be leading contender for Governor? Fucking hell.

    • bkmn

      He is white, old and Xtian. In Alabama that is everything.

      • And a redneck! Oh, this is a redundant comment on my part.

        • bkmn

          And married to a peroxide bottled wife.

    • It’s Alabama. Ronald Reagan’s and former Alabama Football Coach Bear Bryant’s exhumed corpses could also run for governor and win. It’s that kind of place.

    • Lakeview Bob

      The people of Alabama are profoundly ignorant, backward and wishing they still lived in the 19th century. They still believe that the Civil was was was an act of northern aggression, They are profoundly stupid.

      • Yeah but the sorority girls at the University of Alabama do have a certain Southern bimbo charm. Have you ever seen anything so white in all your life? Make sure to see this, its priceless. It’s an ad for Peroxide. https://youtu.be/KudwS5U9ouA

        • HZ81

          Good Lord. It’s whiter than a thousand gallons of Hellman’s in a snowstorm.

          • I wonder how they act at the Bama frat parties? Do you think they watch how much they drink? What about saving their virginity until after they graduate?

          • HZ81

            God, I can’t even imagine being in the same room with them for five minutes on any given day, let alone at a party.

          • 2patricius2

            Looks to me like they were spending their virginity on each other….

          • trouble94114

            actually, if you get tipsy on Jack Daniels and Coke, you can’t lose your virginity. That’s rule #17 of the Hymens of the South Code

          • 2patricius2

            Trainees for anchor positions on the Fox News Network.

        • Jay George

          Well I think you found the answer to that age old question, “Where the white women at?”

        • NZArtist

          Wha da actual fukk?
          What the hell did you just make me watch?
          This is a thing? This exists? Holy nutballs.

          • Yes, I went to college in the South and this is the Sorority and Fraternity scene — but Alabama is the deep south and like it is kind of extreme there lol. They are friendly and everyone can go to their parties even if you are not a “greek” member.

          • TuuxKabin

            Curious, Eddi, did you not grow up on E.105th, NYC? Or is that your mom’s origins, and you came along later? I’m always curious about our origins and current geo location.

          • No, my mom did — I was born in Brooklyn, but High School was on the North Shore of Long Island, near Stony Brook. I ended up in London for many years after college and live in South Florida now.

          • TuuxKabin

            Love it here, on the UWS, but for the most part Manhattan’s highly over rated, priced, crowded/congested and noisy. Visited a friend on Sunday, and what used to be a sunny apartment, with a view of the upper half of the Empire State building, is now in shadows, with construction cranes ‘stalking’ the neighborhood. A 100 story building is going up a few blocks to the SW, which will block the sun light completely from the apartment. We’re fortunate to be in a mostly residential neighborhood with all the commerce just a block and a half over. But, this is it. Not going anywhere else. Everything is here.

          • When i was a tourist in Manhattan two years ago I thought all these skinny tower apartment buildings that were going up were horrid. They were casting shadows over Manhattan and were ugly. They added nothing to the skyline. Lower Manhattan with the new train station at the World Trade Center — was gorgeous , and downtown Brooklyn floored me because it was so nice (I remember Williamsburgh as a slum and Bushwick as no man’s land and now they were chic, who knew) — but midtown was turning into an ugly version of its former self. The West Side around the Museum of Natural History was far more chic than I remembered – especially Amsterdam Avenue.

        • Max_1

          It’s their diversity recruitment video…
          … They’re short on white redheads.

          edit:
          The ONLY person of color is the 6’10” black football player recruited because he can A) run B) catch…

        • Dazzer

          Good God, it’s like an extended advert for Tampax.

    • Jay George

      I don’t think he is. I’d need to know who conducted that poll.

  • Traxley Launderette

    YEE YEE!!!!

    #NOMOORE

  • Paula

    A trial? I wondered what they were going to do to let him walk. Wanna’ bet on the outcome of the trial?

  • Ninja0980

    While it will be nice to see this asshole get tossed off the bench again, the fact he is leading in the governor’s race means we’ll still be dealing with this prick for some time to come.

    • Tigernan Quinn

      Even if he’s elected, there’s little he can do – other than try to go down this road one more time, and that will not end any better than the priors.

    • bkmn

      Any opponent running against him just needs to get a tally of what HB2 has cost NC and make a commercial about how Moore will cost the state even more.

      • ColdCountry

        I doubt that would work. Heck, McCrory is doing well in the polls. The hate goes deep in some people.

    • Bad Tom

      But he won’t have a judge’s authority to literally rule by fiat.

    • Paul

      Considering his animus towards gay people i’m sure he’s been tossed off many a time by a Grindr hookup.

    • perversatile

      Is there anything a concerned Alabamian citizen could do to insure jail time for the ex judge? A really rowdy unemployed friend of mine wants to know.

  • dukeofhurl

    Get your shit together, Alabama. Get your shit together, get it all together and put it in a backpack, all your shit, so it’s together. And if you gotta take it somewhere, take it somewhere, you know, take it to the shit store and sell it, or put it in the shit museum. I don’t care what you do, you just gotta get it together.

  • Cuberly

    So now he can expound how his actions weren’t based in law, precedent nor reality.

    Let the trial begin!

  • Mike C

    Another Staver legal success story.

  • They holding Moore’s fanny up to the fire. Moore squealing and pissing himself. They getting more firewood. Sweet.

  • Todd

    Ugh ….#NeverGovernorMoore

  • bkmn

    I love seeing Roy Moore going on trial but who are the Repube-lickins that are running against him for the Governor’s seat? Are they as bad or worse, since it is Alabama?

    • Jay George

      They were saying Mike Hubbard for awhile but he got convicted on 12 out of 23 counts of corruption and is appealing now so he doesn’t go to jail. 😀 So he’s out. They were saying Martha Roby, then she showed the world what a dumbass she is during the last Benghazi hearing. AG Luther Strange may run, but he’s as corrupt as any of them. They’re all republican. :p I think any of them would be nominated over Moore. AFAIK, they’re aren’t even any Dems throwing their hat in the ring yet. The last dem they ran for governor was the most hated man in the party, seriously.

  • Paula

    If Mut Staver is not available maybe, Roy will represent himself. Oh please allow cameras in the courtroom……

    • bkmn

      For either one of them. I would love to see Mitt Staver ruin his career on camera.

      • teeveedub

        That would imply that he has a career to ruin.

  • BudClark

    Test the rope on kimmie first …

    • Statistics Palin

      You do realize that her head would fly off like a cork from a bottle of overheated crappy champagne.

      • William

        Bring a towel.

  • teeveedub

    Lock! Him! UP!!!
    Lock! Him! UP!!!
    Lock! Him! UP!!!
    Lock! Him! UP!!!
    Lock! Him! UP!!!
    Lock! Him! UP!!!
    Lock! Him! UP!!!

  • delk

    …while the JIC on Monday had agreed to only a six months suspension for Tallapoosa Probate Judge Leon Archer for sexting with a litigant.

    Uh, Mat, I would suppose the actions of a Supreme Court Justice should be judged a bit more stricter than a Probate Judge.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Let the trial begin!
    But how can we be certain ol’ Roy is not a witch!? (or warlock)

    • ByronK

      But him on a big scale with a duck?

      • Jay George

        —-

      • AnotherJosh

        So if he weighs the same as a duck, he’s made of wood, and therefore…

    • johncAtl

      Something with rocks or fire, or both. And if he lives he’s a witch/warlock. And if he doesn’t live, well as they say … God works in mysterious ways.

  • Jay George

    I don’t know who conducted that poll, but Moore is not well liked. He’s run for governor twice and failed both times. When I read newspaper comments beneath stories about him, they are almost all negative. There’s a bunch of republican aholes in this state that have more of a chance of being backed by the party than Moore.

    • Friday

      Well, it’s not like hate-group founders *tell the truth* or anything, but I gather he’s going for rage and imaginary martyrdom. Bet he’ll take up baking. 🙂

      • Jay George

        Yep. Gov. Bentley closed 31 offices where photo id could be obtained and they were almost all rural and predominantly black. He caught a lot of heat for that, rightfully so, and his response was to open the offices one day a month in each county. Between that shit and the gerrymandering, republicans own Ala-stinking-bama.

  • HZ81

    Where’s your God now? Boohahahaooohahhha—or insert some insane laugh here.

  • Neely OHara

    “Staver questioned why the JIC wants to remove Moore from the bench while the JIC on Monday had agreed to only a six months suspension for Tallapoosa Probate Judge Leon Archer for sexting with a litigant.”

    Um, maybe because trampling on the civil rights of an entire class of citizens is a little more egregious than texting a picture of your pee pee.

    • Dreaming Vertebrate

      If ol’ Roy wishes to send the JIC pictures of his shriveled naughty bits, I am sure they will be glad to add six months to his punishment too. So, it’s all fair.

    • Max_1

      Depends on the pee-pee…
      … I’ve seen some in my time and I’ll tell ya, they ALL don’t look the same.

      /s

    • Uncle Mark

      Not only was Moore trampling upon the civil rights of an entire class of citizens, but he was flagrantly defying Federal Law & Authority…citing State Law, at the very moment the state lost their appeal in 2015. Furthermore, Moore was requiring subordinate probate judges to illegally ignore Federal Law…literally forcing probate judges to break the law of the land or be punished. He should be brought up on charges of sedition.

  • Herald

    How sweet, Staver’s incredibly consistent record continues with this loss.

    • William

      Nothing fails like a failure!

  • Cuberly

    OT: Go figure.

    The GOP doesn’t govern.

    https://twitter.com/Montel_Williams/status/762849472338538496

    • Stupid. And ethically and morally bankrupt.

      So intent were these Republicans on resisting any last bit of the PPACA they could, people suffered and died needlessly.

      And people wonder why the party was ripe for an empathy-devoid monster like Trump to move in and take over? He IS the embodiment of Republican values.

      • William

        Try and convince me that insurance companies jacking up rates or quitting Obamacare is not being done to affect the election.

        • Skeptical_Inquirer

          This is why we need a public government option because it was inevitable for the gobbling pigs at the trough getting angry that the trough isn’t bigger and fuller of juicier bits.

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        To put it bluntly though, those 250,000 need to remember NOT to vote GOP. I’m really rather tired of people who gobble down all the reforms the Dems actually manage/bother to push through then STILL vote GOP then wonder why the magical goodies disappeared.

        • Too true. I couldn’t believe all those idiotic Kentucky voters who thought Bevin wasn’t really serious about working to dismantle Kynect and roll back the Medicaid expansion.

          http://wfpl.org/bevin-dismantles-kynect-bumpy-rollout-benefind/

          • johncAtl

            Well, those are the same voters that like the provisions of the Affordable Care Act but hate Obamacare.

          • William

            Yes, because Obamacare is unbridled Socialism.

          • Ben in Oakland

            Or like free retirement money but hate social security.

          • Skeptical_Inquirer

            It’s like LCR wondering why the GOPers keep passing nastier and nastier platforms against them.

            When a supervillain announces he’s going to use his freeze gun on you, you should believe him.

          • ColdCountry

            They don’t need health care, they have an ark!

      • Cuberly

        He’s their hydra, and they’re acting surprised.

        • Skeptical_Inquirer

          As someone who’s been watching the Marvel movies, I never got what the hell the minions get out of being part of Hydra.

          • Cuberly

            There really really needs to be a super-hero movie re; the minion temp agency. I mean, really, where do you recruit willing idiots that devoted.

            Oh wait, that’s sorta the Trumpanzees really.

          • You ever watch “The Venture Bros”? The Monarch has the BEST henchmen ever. Especially Henchman 21, aka ‘Gary’, aka ‘Kano.’

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4LlA_yunVY

          • A truly excellent dental and vision plan, perhaps?

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Lately ol’ Roy has been spending more time with Staver than his wife. Are they an item?
    (They say two needy power bottoms can cause stress in a relationship, but who are we to judge?)

    • NZArtist

      People have been saying… lots of people have been saying things.

    • Ben in Oakland

      I just heard someone say that on the Internet, so people are taking about it.

  • Homo Erectus

    Praise the Lard!

  • KQCA

    Here I’m in week two of a low-carb diet and then sweet jesus goes and dishes up this dessert-of-a-treat.

    • William

      Pour on the hot fudge!

  • ByronK

    Just get it over and ditch him – he’s a skidmark on the judiciary (and humanity). And what are these rumours about Michelle Obama running for the Senate?

    • Nowhereman–Berniecrat

      Now THAT would be something. And of course appoint Barack Obama to the next vacancy on the Supreme Court. Clarence Thomas needs to go “spend more time with his family”. He should have been gone long ago for his and his wive’s participation in right wing Tea Party politics.

      • Friday

        Everyone would love to see that but damn the Drumphers would be in a state of boilover till their brainpans catch fire. 🙂

        • Nowhereman–Berniecrat

          Gotta release that pressure somehow–not that I’m suggesting that anybody drill some pilot holes…

    • johncAtl

      Such a silly rumor. Former first ladies don’t run for the Senate. They stay home and bake cookies, or something.

      • William

        I think Michelle will be happy to be out of the spotlight and free to do what she wants.

        • Friday

          I had that impression. I expect ‘doing what she wants’ will kick ass in some major way, though.

    • Friday

      If only she could run here against the ‘Blood Moons’ guy. 🙂

      • johncAtl

        Where is here?

  • Ninja0980

    It will be nice if this trial is followed up by fellow theocrat Tom Parker, who didn’t recuse himself even though the hate group he co-founded was the one who brought the state lawsuits trying to stop marriages from occurring.

  • SoCalGal20

    OT: I was listening to the news radio station on my way home (KNX, part of CBS) and all they were talking about in the National news part was that Monmouth poll that had Hillary up +10(?), the letter signed by the 50 national security Republicans, and the Olympics.

    • Down by 10 nationally, probably going to lose in November, party already in turmoil = perceived political cover to disavow Trump, for the sake of self-preservation

      Notice how this isn’t happening at all on the Democratic side of the aisle? If anything, Clinton’s support is solidifying and growing, and she’s even begun picking up a few GOP endorsements here and there. Not many, but the fact there are any at all is a major development.

      • SoCalGal20

        She’s picking up quite a few policy and national security people, though. Not all those people that signed that letter, but some of them will probably vote for her, in addition to the others that have said they’re supporting her or at least not voting for Drumpf.

        And it seems like everyday now she’s adding more.

  • Lazycrockett

    OT watching Charlie Rose on PBS and former CIA Michael Morell is just eviscerating Drumpf.

    • Lazycrockett

      Also talking up the paranoia of Putin.

    • William

      I thought that was Crispin Glover.

      • Lazycrockett

        Morell doesn’t Parkour.

    • Lazycrockett

      This needs to be watched cause Morell is making lots of sense bout Putin and the future of Russia.

  • safari

    Not as major O/T:
    If the election were held today:

    • safari

      O/T cont’d: Polls only model

    • safari

      O/T cont’d: Full model

      • William

        Only if we vote!

    • johncAtl

      Donald is only 3.6″??? Oh wait, that’s a percent sign.

      • GanymedeRenard

        (Shhh… It’s his penis size. Aroused.)

  • Randy503

    A trial would be the best thing. He will be forced to admit things that he won’t want to admit. He will undoubtedly say something very stupid or incriminating. And it will all be on an open public record.

    This is good because he won’t be able to cry about it later, and Matt Stave will have another lose.

    • Plus the longer the trial is delayed, the longer this will drag out — and Moore will remain suspended from any judicial duties the entire time.

      • johncAtl

        Since he has some down time maybe he could attend a private party at the Cibolo Creek Ranch in West Texas.

  • SoCalGal20

    LOL Wonkette has the best headlines.

    “Congressjerk Darrell Issa To Open Years-Long Hearings On Why He Might Lose His Seat This Fall”

    http://wonkette.com/605278/congressjerk-darrell-issa-to-open-years-long-hearings-on-why-he-might-lose-his-seat-this-fall

  • Max_1

    Throw the book at the bigot…
    … Wish it was Az. The he could wear the Joe Arpaio pink undies.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    The conservatives are already trying to blame liberals for the rise of Trump. I don’t see how anybody with any kind of self-respect would EVER lend any appliance to a conservative because they’re like that horrible neighbor who borrows your lawnmower and never returns it or wrecks it and never pays anything towards the repair cost.

    http://www.theweek.com/articles/641180/how-liberals-helped-enable-rise-trump

    • DaddyRay

      Trump is the culmination of years of GOP / Fox News tactics – They Built This

    • Max_1

      It’s called ‘projection’…

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        They even start off admitting their base voted the orangutan in and then they’re off with PC as their #1 blame item. It’s pathetic.

        • Ever notice how much of what the GOP decries as evil and wrong is usually nothing but a meaningless definition-free meme, adapted to whatever fact-free talking point is to be made?

          • Max_1

            P.C. is GOP for evil…

            Being nice to others isn’t one of their values.
            When someone complains about P.C. this or P.C. that, A) They’re usually Republican/Conservative, and B) They’re looking for an excuse to accepted for their rude behavior.

            “I could stand of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and not lose a supporter.” Not one GOP lept at the time to denounce Trump for this insane comment. NOT ONE!

      • With a generous seasoning of ‘battered spouse syndrome.’

        “Someone ELSE must have set him off. It wasn’t us. He was so funny and charming and gosh-darn entertaining before we married nominated him! Okay, so he was kinda psychologically torturing before, but hey, it was fine. Once all the other boyfriends GOP candidates were out of the way, he was gonna turn it all on the Democrats and their voting demographics. Why is he attacking us?! It must be that hussy who lives next door, her and HER friends.”

        • DaddyRay

          And the typical denial of responsibility

          • Exactly.

            “Hey, you could leave him, you know. Nobody’s really stopping you.”
            “I can’t do THAT! He’s all I’ve got!”

          • DaddyRay

            Republicans preach about Personal Responsibility
            Just don’t try to hold a Republican Personally Responsible.

          • Oooh, that’s a good one. I’m gonna file that away in my “clever things other people said, to be plagiarized/stolen shamelessly later” memory banks. Thanks DR!

          • DaddyRay

            Feel free to reuse

          • Max_1

            Personal responsibility is ALWAYS for the other person…

            /s

          • DaddyRay

            Certainly not for Trump when it comes to paying his bills

      • Lazycrockett

        Morell addressed all of this on Charlie Rose tonight. intelligent, thoughtful, knowledgeable, understanding how Clinton works. Great stuff

      • RoFaWh

        The fascists do that a lot.

    • Bruno

      Because, of course, it was a whole bunch of liberals who had a big powwow and decided to vote tRump in the GOP primaries in 41 states. We are SO devious.

      • Seems I recall the only party members who turned out in large numbers to fuck with the other party’s open-state primary races were the Republicans. Trump supporters, in point of fact.

    • johncAtl

      This guy (in France) has some keen insight into US Politics….

      • Bruno

        He only eats freedom fries, so he’s OK.

  • Max_1

    Obviously… If everyone else is O/T, join them…

    “Unusual” accounting: Inside a Trump business audit
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/inside-a-donald-trump-audit-missing-books-and-unusual-accounting/

    This is why Trump doesn’t want us to see his tax report… He owes NYC $3,000,000 in back taxes on a hotel he once owned…

    • DaddyRay

      Follow the money

      • All the way to Moscow and back…

    • Stev84

      His net worth in general is a lot lower than what he wants people to think. That’s why he sued anyone reporting on it.

  • GanymedeRenard

    Poetic justice! I say disbar him now.

    Your move, Staver.

  • coram nobis

    Meanwhile, VP Joe Biden is getting criticism from some RCC bishops over his officiating the marriage of two WH staffers.

    http://religionnews.com/2016/08/07/top-catholic-bishops-criticize-biden-for-officiating-at-gay-marriage/

    His own archbishop (DC) and bishop (Wilmington, DE) not stirring the pot as yet.

    • Bruno

      I guarantee that to whatever degree Biden cares about what they think, he knows it’s their problem and not his.

      • coram nobis

        Indeed, and the question is how irked the Washington and Wilmington bishops get over this kind of kibitzing. It’s an internal quarrel.

    • Max_1

      Why do they care… ?

      They didn’t officiate…
      They didn’t sign the license…
      They weren’t expected guests…
      They didn’t have to bake a cake, even…

      • coram nobis

        Issue is whether their Very Important Parishioner doesn’t get to bite the wafer, or, alternatively, other archbishops making noise on a topical issue. You’d think they’d want to avoid the, er, “Spotlight” for now.

        • Max_1

          Yet, they weren’t pissed when Newt Gingrich converted to Catholicism to marry his THIRD WIFE!

          • Max_1

            Edit: Newt converted to Catholicism so he could marry his THIRD WIFE IN A CATHOLIC CHURCH.

            Biden didn’t even officiate in a Catholic church.

          • 2guysnamedjoe

            Of course they weren’t pissed. They raked in some serious bucks for the annulments and miscellaneous hocus pokus that would’ve been needed for The Church to sanctify their marriage.

    • Gustav2

      For centuries the RCC has ignored civil marriage and gave it no status. If they were not so heavily invoved in taking civil monies to do their “good words” they still wouldn’t care. Now they have to recognise civil marriages in order to keep their cash flow.

    • Adam King

      Who is beloved and respected as a force for good in this country? (a) Uncle Joe Biden, or (b) Roman Catholic bishops? Do they really want the answer?

  • Ninja0980

    As others have pointed out below, the idea Democrats helped create Trump is a joke.
    Nope, what gave you guys Trump was Nixon’s Southern strategy onward of demonizing blacks, women, LGBT folks and immigrants and eight years of treating Obama with complete and utter contempt.
    You helped create this monster, how nice to see it will destroy you in the end.

    • RoFaWh

      If anyone is trying to push that meme, that the Democrats helped create the Trump monster, dismiss it as another attempt by the right to avoid responsibility

  • Bad Tom

    GO AHEAD, Roman Catholic Church, deny Communion to the Vice President of the United States of America.

    It won’t go how you think it will.

    • Bad Tom

      Should have been a reply to coram nobis…

    • coram nobis

      Instead of a wafer, the archbishops could get a “Diet of Worms” if they make too much of it.

      • Gustav2

        Always “Follow the money.”

  • andrew

    Say what you want about Roy Moore, but you got to admit, he’s a handsome rascal.

    • DaddyRay

    • Ben in Oakland

      I wouldn’t say that. And I wouldn’t sleep with him even if sleeping with him would save my life.

    • Cackalaquiano

      I do urge you to let Roy know of your little crush! Send him notes. Describe in detail what you fantasize about. Photoshop some nice photos of the two of you embracing, cavorting, smiling at each other. Maybe work in a Jesus standing over you blessing you, or even better, participating!
      I think Roy would appreciate the thoughts as he faces this difficult time.

    • JCF

      You need to put the “/s” at the end of your comment, to indicate sarcasm.

      At the slightest thought the comment is serious—

    • Adam King

      I’m so sorry to hear about your advanced case of dementia.

    • Porkie

      Roy Moore is why the baby Jesus invented the glory hole.

      • Engineering for Jesus!!!

        (Good to see you back Cutiepie. Have noticed your absence.)

        • Porkie

          😉

  • houstonray

    OT: just saw that two Benghazi family members have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Hillary. They allege that her use of a private server let hostile forces gain info on the Benghazi compound and that was given to ISIS. The frak? Oh and for good measure they are also suing get for defaming them!

    Jesus H…now we get this dragged on for three more months and I’m sure the media is salivating at the thought….

    • Max_1

      Trey Gowdy to the rescue… oh, been there already…

    • DaddyRay

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    This is about Pence’s reaction to the HIV crisis in his state.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/08/us/politics/mike-pence-needle-exchanges-indiana.html?_r=0

    “In recent interviews, local, state and federal health officials said Mr. Pence initially held firm. So as they struggled to contain the spread of H.I.V., the officials embarked on a behind-the-scenes effort over several weeks to persuade him to change his mind, using political pressure, research and pleas for help from this remote, poor community.

    On March 23, more than two months after the outbreak was detected, Mr. Pence said he was going to go home and pray on it. He spoke to the sheriff the next night.

    Two days later, he issued an executive order allowing syringes to be distributed in Scott County.”

    Regular GOPers suck just as much as Trump in their own way.

  • geoffalnutt

    Ah, yes…Republicans. “The Devil is in the details”! They hate women, racial minorities, sexual minorities, poor folks, sick folks – now veterans. They hate scrutiny even more, however. Oh well.

  • djcoastermark

    I know I am way off topic, But, man did Hillary kill it today in St Pete.She was on point about economics and advocating teaching everyone within their abilities and skills. not only from college but to the little guy and those of us who don’t fit into the scholar elites. the every day Joe. Good stars above and below do I like this Woman. So inspiring, you just had to be there to appreciate.

    • djcoastermark

      Here is the venue

      • djcoastermark

        Alright I admit I am an architecture freak. This building was built in 1924. It is entirely constructed of wood. Those curved arches are not made of steel. It is all wood. You can’t see it in the pics, but to see it live, you can see every slat and joint and peg of wood that holds it all together.. An engineering marvel for its time and the perfect venue for Hillary.

    • Cackalaquiano

      Love to hear it!

  • JCF

    http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/2012/11/face-slap.gif

    “Should he be booted from the bench, most expect Moore to run for governor in 2018. According to a poll issued last week, Moore leads the list of prospective candidates.”

    Gack, Alabama.

    “Will we remain in serene and calm,
    When Alabama gets The Bomb?”

    (“Who’s Next”, Tom Lehrer)

    • TuuxKabin

      Second time in two days Tom Lehrer is mentioned here. Quadruple up vote for that. Thanks. And yeah, gack with a spoon, Alabammy.

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  • tommy5677

    Republican voters just love their criminals and love even more electing them to office. There’s a collective nut loose.

  • anne marie in philly

    moore ain’t fit to run for ANY public office. janitor of the state capital maybe…

  • JT

    OT: a lovely antidote to this toxic asswipe.

    Openly gay diver Tom Daley wins bronze medal in synchronized diving

    https://cdn2.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/qfDhggUTivJpIbCWHMAnNvS6uSg=/0x558:3648×2990/1310×873/cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_image/image/50323231/GettyImages-587459288.0.jpg

    • Kruhn

      He’s such a cutie!

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    He also needs to stand trial for all the millions he has lined his pockets with through his fake FML charity. More than 83 cents of every one of the millions of dollars raised by his “Foundation for Moral Law” ended up in his pocket or his wife’s.
    PAY IT ALL BACK WITH INTEREST!! Pathetic leech!

  • The Professor

    One can only hope this will finally be the end of his career. Of course, it IS Alabama.

    • Sam_Handwich

      i bet he runs for governor and wins

      • The Professor

        I bet you are right.

  • TuuxKabin

    While waiting for Tuesday’s feature presentations I’ll just drop this here: Ivanka’s business does not offer paid parental leave. You’d be on your own.

    http://www.sfgate.com/news/politics/article/Ivanka-Trump-s-apparel-company-doesn-t-offer-paid-9129706.php

    • Cackalaquiano

      While I think we need paid perental leave, I don’t think this is very common now, is it? Isn’t FMLA unpaid? I don’t really know as much as I probably should.

      • TuuxKabin

        No. The FMLA only requires unpaid leave. However, the law permits an employee to elect, or the employer to require the employee, to use accrued paid leave, such as vacation or sick leave, for some or all of the FMLA leave period. I only remember that because I worked InHumane Resources in a large international law firm.

        I think the article wants to point out Ivanka’s remark(s) at the RNC – “Policies that allow women with children to thrive should not be novelties,” she declared. “They should be the norm,” and her business’s practice.

        It is not very common for firms to pay for maternity leave but it is a progressive trend. “Only 12 percent of U.S. private sector workers have access to paid family leave through their employer.”

        https://www.dol.gov/wb/PaidLeave/PaidLeave.htm

  • Raising_Rlyeh

    Considering the fact that it is a midterm gubernatorial election there is a good chance this fucker would win. God, imagine the damage he could do. I mean, I know it’s Alabama, but this is just fucking insane.

    • Brian in Valdosta

      If they elect him, then they fucking deserve him. When the state sinks even lower than the bottom, maybe (just maybe) some of the voters will wake up.

      It is a shame that some actually intelligent voters who won’t vote for him will still have to suffer under his sure-to-be-a-colossal-failure of a governorship.

  • No Chairs Left

    If Alabamans elect Moore as governor, they should be denied the seating of their representatives in the U.S. House and Senate.

    You got the vote, use it wisely, or else.

  • Brian

    Having been exiled to Alabama for 2 years whilst the husband was stationed in Montgomery I can say with some personal experience and authority that we should wall the entire state off and just cut our losses.

  • Silver Badger

    Roy Moore, the spite candidate for Alabama Governor! Elect Roy Moore, That’ll teach em!

    • Brian

      The bigots just keep electing him so I’m sure he’ll float to the top of any election he runs in like the turd he is.

  • Stubenville

    Keep up the good work Liberty Counsel!

    (Seriously, why do people hire these fucktards?)

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Excellent news!

  • SilasMarner

    Not only throw his sorry ass off the bench, but disbar him, and throw his mean, hateful, bigoted ass in prison for 10 years min.

    • RoFaWh

      Won’t happen. It’s Alabama, after all.

  • Natty Enquirer

    Moore is certainly crooked enough to make a good governor.

  • Paula Key

    Right Winger: “I adhere to a higher law – God’s law.
    Reporter: “Is that the law about not judging and loving your neighbour.”
    Right Winger: “You are evil and just twisting my words!”
    http://stories4hotbloodedlesbians.com

  • I almost want them to toss on some other penalty and say he was in the wrong but NOT remove him to mess with his plans to run as Governor. find wrong doing, impose a penalty, but stop short of the full victim card that he wants.