Legal Group Demands Probe Into Roy Moore’s Finances Over Undisclosed Income On Senate Ethics Filing

The Daily Beast reports:

Roy Moore, the controversial Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Alabama, neglected to disclose as much as $150,000 in income to federal ethics officials, according to a Daily Beast review of public records.

In filings with the Alabama Ethics Commission, Moore, the former chief justice of the state supreme court, listed between $50,000 and $150,000 in honoraria received last year for various speaking engagements. But in a filing with the Senate Ethics Committee two months later, he explicitly denied having received any payments last year “for an article, speech, or appearance.”

Moore’s Senate disclosure filing also stated that neither he or his wife had any outstanding liabilities last year of more than $10,000. But in his Alabama filing, Moore listed between $150,000 and $250,000 in liabilities owed to a credit union or savings and loan (or a credit card issued by one of them) in 2016.

More from CBS News:

Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore started this week with a resounding win Republican runoff, but faces a new controversy as the week ends. Moore is named in an ethics complaint filed Friday by the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center, which wants an investigation into whether Moore violated Senate rules or federal law concerning disclosures about his finances.

The Campaign Legal Center’s letter to the Senate Ethics Committee’s asks that if the committee finds Moore knowingly failed to disclose required information, it should turn the matter over to the U.S. Department of Justice for criminal investigation.

The Moore campaign responds:

“First, the 990 Form, as reported in the Daily Beast story, is a manipulated document. Second, the liabilities Judge Moore disclosed on his Alabama ethics filing were not required to be disclosed on his U.S. Senate filing, which does not require Senate candidates to disclose mortgages on their personal residences. Third, all of the Moore Family’s income and liabilities for 2016 were fully disclosed to the State of Alabama Ethics Commission and the Internal Revenue Service by McGriff Dowdy & Associates, a professional accounting service.”

  • safari

    Since it involves ethics, I suspect the GOP will do nothing about this and the base will applaud the lies

    • CanuckDon

      Sticking it to the Libtards who insist on taxes for roads, bridges, government buildings, sewer systems, and silly stuff like that there.

      • bkmn

        And the welfare and Medicare they love

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Ethics? Republicans??

    It is to laugh.

  • JWC

    Why are most things GOP tainted with investigations from the onset or get bogged down midstride In the case of ROY where do you start this twit was born crooked, he has been crooked all his life and will die crooked its all he knows

  • Gustav2

    Trumpian!

  • Kenster999

    “First, the 990 Form, as reported in the Daily Beast story, is a manipulated document.”

    What the heck does that mean? And who manipulated it? Was it manipulated before you signed it, attesting to its truth and correctness? Or was it manipulated afterwards; if so, it certainly should be investigated in detail, right?

    • JWC

      Moreover,what document would be issued that could be manipulated Is there no process to make sure documents are scrutinized before and after?

  • Ninja0980

    He hates muzzies, LGBT folks and women.
    He can rip people until the cows come home and they won’t care due to that.

  • PickyPecker
    • Robincho

      This is one concernstipated pussy…

      • another_steve

        Cat caregivers understand what that cat is thinking:

        ohmigod i may have gone too far with that. i think it was his mother’s. i think she’s dead now. he’ll be pissed. maybe no dinner for me…

        • vorpal 😼

          How is your girl doing?

          • another_steve

            Better. Thanks for asking. She seems to have stopped scratching her nose and opening up what appeared to be a wound there. I threatened her with a trip to the vet and that apparently did the trick.

            Hope your loved ones – feline and otherwise – are well, vorpal.

          • vorpal 😼

            Glad to hear it, and thanks for letting me know! I was worried about her and thinking of the three of you. Pleased that she doesn’t have to wear a cone of shame as per pics below. 😸

            Everyone here is well. Recovering from a baby hangover from yesterday’s birthday party: one of my closest friends turned 40 yesterday, the day after me, so we had a fun joint party. I was not expecting gifts but was bombarded with them, and now I think I have enough alcohol to last me until I’m 50.

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/16185fbeba6463c9a4421ee6b52f6f8fe06076d08dca9bdc4183baa1f7d7db82.jpg
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/34173451fbea037a14553decc1f0c68329007851692dd84cba1ef83d5ed35bc9.jpg

          • another_steve

            A belated happy birthday to you, my friend. You’re a treasure on this blog. We’re so lucky that you’re here.

            Ohmigod… 40!!!!

            I could be your father!!! 😉

          • vorpal 😼

            …is that an offer? =grins=

            Thanks, another_steve! And you are way too sweet!
            You know that you’re one of my favourite posters here, so that means even more coming from you. 😽

        • Prost Seattle

          Nope, this is all: He took his clothes off in front of me!

    • ColdCountry

      Love your holiday pumpkin, Mr. Pecker. And your adorable kitteh.

  • TimCA

    Civil law, the Constitution be damned. Roy Moore is a Christian Supremacist. He only answers to a higher law……..as strictly interpreted by himself, Kayla and their Foundation for Moral Law, of course.

    • Ninja0980

      Yup, and homocons like Guy Benson will call out Moore yet gush over judges like Thomas and Scalia who uphold all of the crap that Moore and his ilk will be sending our way.

  • another_steve

    Never mind that fucker.

    This:

    “The Third European Splatfest Deals With a Heated Potty-Related Debate”

    https://twitter.com/NintendoUK/status/914006923888009216/photo/1

    • Silver Badger

      Back roll of course. Anything else is just wrong. Not to mention unholy, un-American and maybe even unnatural.

      • Lazycrockett

        Actually for people who study this sort of thing front roll is the majority .

        • Uncle Mark

          I dated an engineer, who even had to analyze the hell out of this issue. (He was such a Sheldon Cooper…being fascinating, picky, and annoying as hell.) He argued that although I found the back-roll more esthetically pleasing, the front roll was more practical. The paper was more accessible (not having to reach all the way to the wall…with the wall adding a slight obstacle to pinching the paper. Furthermore, the slight friction of the paper against the wall caused some extra lint to rub off against the wall and/or end up on the floor.

          • Lazycrockett

            That extra 3 inch reach, I tell ya.

          • Uncle Mark

            I did tell ya he was annoying

          • another_steve

            I found, when I still did the back roll, that when I was drunk and would grab for a sheet of toilet paper, I’d sometimes hit the wall with my fingers. Once, I actually broke a fingernail that way.

            Something for known homosexuals to consider.

          • clay

            But if you “backroll”, you just have to spin the roll up, against the wall, until the loose end falls over the top, out, into your hand, no? One doesn’t have to reach under (where spiders be hiding).

          • Adam King

            But all that extra spinning!

          • clay

            Oh, it must be exhausting.

          • Adam King

            I’d probably perish right there on the bathroom floor.

          • clay

            Oh, it must be exhausting.
            /s

          • another_steve

            As Adam says, clay – all that extra spinning.

            Once you get past age 60, every unnecessary movement of the hands should be avoided.

            The blood clots are waiting for any old excuse to move up to the heart or the brain.

          • bambinoitaliano
        • ClevelandJim

          I’ve been a lifelong frontroller until this morning, sigh. I replaced the heat vent covers. Turned on the furnace this morning only to find a tail of TP making its way gently to the floor in the breeze. The new vent directs the airflow differently, just enough that it caught the roll and began unfurling it. I’m aesthetically horrified, but one does what one must.

          • another_steve

            It’s true, Jim.

            Sometimes physics is not our friend.

        • jerry

          I’m a front roller, except at the office, where the roll is too close to an air vent and causes a flying streamer if you front roll.

      • stuckinthewoods

        Heretic. You’re probably a Little-Endian too.

    • Lazycrockett

      Im in the minority but Im forever back roll

      • another_steve

        I used to do back roll but then my husband told me (please understand…in the nicest possible way) that it was a Jewish thing and that I was no longer living in a shtetl somewhere in eastern Europe and that I should modernize.

        So I started to do front roll.

        (I still don’t like it though.)

        • RoFaWh

          In the house I grew up in, there was a ceramic roll holder inserted in the wall tiling next to the john. The wall was exterior, the house was not insulated (1935 build date), after a bath when the room was steamy moisture would condense on the roll holder.

          If the t.p. was back roll, it would get wet from the moisture. Front roll, no.

          To this day I have it front roll even though the roll holder is in an interior wall.

          • another_steve

            I do remember those roll holders that were recessed into the wall, RoFaWh. I believe they were mainly done that way in older homes.

            The Home Depots of the world – pushing their 200 varieties of toilet roll holders – probably put an end to that construction technique.

      • Adam King

        Back roll is so wrong. It’s like the toilet paper is rudely mooning you. It’s like the maitre d’ turning his back on you.

        • clay

          I’ve never understood why being mooned was an insult, nor thought to show someone my ass as anything but an invitation.
          But my tastes might differ from the general population.

          • another_steve

            Thank you.

            I read these newspaper accounts of horrified women getting “flashed” in public – guys exposing themselves – and always think to myself, “So why don’t I ever get flashed?”

          • Silver Badger

            I have been and the mixed reaction is interesting. First you notice his cock size and general condition of his body. Then you wonder if this man is certifiably crazy and could you be in danger? This is in public. I private it’s “hey big boy, come on over here”.

          • A long departed friend of mine was once “flashed” in Riverside park (NYC) He scolded the flasher saying “You put that away right now!”

      • JCF
    • Lazycrockett
    • Max_1

      If you have cats…

      • Silver Badger

        Bingo!

      • I’ve had several cats, and puppies and not a one of them ever was interested in the toilet paper roll.

    • Jonathan Smith
    • clay

      Uhh, I don’t put the toilet paper on a rod. It just sits vertically on top of the tank.

      • Adam King

        Barbarian!

      • another_steve

        Martha Stewart does not approve, clay.

        • clay

          Martha Stewart can’t tell the difference between a verb and a noun.

          • another_steve

            I forget…is girl in jail these days?

          • Silver Badger

            Not no more. She’s done her time and gone legit.

          • David Milley

            Doing time on-screen with Snoop Dog.

          • bambinoitaliano

            She is busy cultivating pot with her bff Snoop Dog lately.

          • Silver Badger

            Sounds like a good thing to me. Why shouldn’t she have a little fun?

          • bambinoitaliano

            Before you know it those two will be the giant corporate distributor of pot in North America.

          • Silver Badger

            As long as it’s good pot at a reasonable price.

          • bambinoitaliano

            What is a good price? In Ontario, there’s speculation of $10 per gram. Is that good?

          • Silver Badger

            Right now in Colorado I consider 100.00 per once to be reasonable. Back in the old days I remember being appalled when an illegal ounce went to 35.00. At least that is what friends tell me. I wouldn’t know from personal experience. 🙂

          • That was starting price for a ¼ when I started buying. I was a late bloomer in both sex and drugs, what can I say.

          • Silver Badger

            I have a medicinal card. We get better prices and a better tax rate. I was part of the white flight movement. We were moved to the ‘burbs to be safer. I started smoking pot at 14. A matchbox was $10.00. 7th grade home room first day the kid behind me tapped me on the shoulder an asked me if I wanted to buy any acid. I started getting laid regular about the same time. Ah. Memories. I was an early bloomer. Or perhaps simply ahead of my time.

          • William

            Is that who Ivanka learned it from?

          • clay

            Every time I hear, “and that’s a good thing,” I want to scream back, “No, it’s not, because it’s not a thing!”

        • barrixines

          Martha Stewart always sprinkles on the seat at my house.

        • Martha can take a mile hike on a 200 foot pier. Can’t stand that woman.

          • another_steve

            Her shady business practices aside, I used to enjoy the low key way in which Stewart made impossibly complicated recipes seem easy and doable. I watched her, occasionally, for the gay male aesthetic aspect only.

            Related to this (peripherally), I’m still grieving over the news that Julia Child was (or so it is said) a homophobe off-camera.

            That hurt, when I first read it.

            That really hurt.

          • The only episode of Martha that I watched had her explaining how to fold a wool blanket. I was flabbergasted. ‘Tis a blanket, fold it, done. She made some huge production out of how to fold a blanket, and that was that for me.

            When I heard how Julia was a homophobe, I nearly cried, something I don’t do that easily. I felt betrayed and angry at Julia.

          • another_steve

            Right? Julia Child…homophobic???

            It was, for me, the shock equivalent of someone telling me, for instance, that the Pope is anti-Catholic.

      • Lazycrockett
      • Steve Smith

        Truly, the only sensible thing to do.

    • charemor
    • Lizard

      Answer: Front roll, with the exception of cat owners.

      • Silver Badger

        Finally, someone who understands. Puppies and kittens can unroll a front loaded roll of toilet paper in an amazingly short time.

      • William

        Cats can usually unroll the paper in either method. If all else fails, they shred it.

    • barrixines

      Do I need to know what exactly a Splatfest is in relation to toilet rolls?

    • bambinoitaliano
    • mad-dog
      • another_steve

        Lol.

        I’m a fussy and demanding bitch of a homosexual and could never crap under those circumstances.

        I’d go into fatal bacterial shock before I’d use a corncob on my delicate derriere.

  • Silver Badger

    A republican with questionable finances? Really? Should I be shocked?

    • Adam King

      How else would be be qualified to be a Republican office holder?

  • Bluto
    • Lizard

      For me, every day is Blasphemy Day.

      • TuuxKabin

        Goddamn fuckin’ right.

    • jerry

      Well I’ll be god damned!

    • shellback

      jeezis fucking krist. Is it that time of year again?

    • UrsusArctos

      I only blaspheme on days that end in “Y”.

      • I must confess, (but not to some stinkin’ priest in a box) my swearing seams to peak on weekdays and stop on the weekends. I think I see a pattern here. The curses begin to flow around 5:20am and end when I get home again in time to set fire to a bowl of helpmecope.

  • Tawreos

    A warrior for Jesus being dishonest, I am so surprised.

    • JCF

      White Jebus: FIFY.

  • Uncle Mark

    Roy bore false witness !! That’s #9 on his top ten monument’s list. Time to stone him with his own tablets. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5f65e3c2856da8ac0c041b5f2612179cc20c81d52b777f090b68dbf2bf72c74e.jpg

  • ColdCountry

    I’m sure it’s just an oversight. Or someone else’s fault.

    • Danieruw

      Jared was filling out those forms. ;P

      • bambinoitaliano

        Moore will register as that tiny handgun. Guns are people too.

  • Max_1

    Moore has failed at Law so miserably his ability to practice Law was revoked…
    … So the people of Alabama think elevating him to a lawmaker is a smart choice.

    Tell me why the people of Alabama are smart?

    • UrsusArctos

      It’s the percentage of STUPID Alabamians that VOTE that’s the problem. See the presidential election of 2016 for confirmation this isn’t just an Alabama problem.

  • bambinoitaliano

    This is a concern and should be reported by as many as possible.
    https://twitter.com/MalcolmNance/status/914132909455314945

    • Lizard

      OMG. Is that reportable as a threat?

      • bambinoitaliano

        Should be able to lodge the report to the FBI. Dividing the nation is not the end game. Putin wants an all out civil war to destroy US.

      • MBear

        LOLOLOL

        as if Twitter does sh*t about threats of violence

        • vorpal 😼

          They do as much about threats of violence as the Google-owned YouTube does, i.e. nothing.

          I’ve reported numerous videos to YouTube where pastors or individuals have called for physical violence towards or the outright murder of LGBT people.

          But no, if it isn’t copyright infringement (which they can’t respond to fast enough), they honestly don’t give a damn.

          • Snarkaholic

            However, You Tube DOES restrict access to/refuse to allow monetization of gay-friendly videos/channels.

          • vorpal 😼

            I’m curious and naturally skeptical: how do you know this?

          • Snarkaholic
          • vorpal 😼

            Ugh. That’s horrible.
            It’s astounding that anything that contains LGBT information is game for restriction, probably by considering it inherently “sexual,” which is absurd.

            I doubt that something containing Christian content – even if it was sexual, such as “sexual morality codes” – would be restricted.

            Thanks for bringing this to my attention, Snarkaholic.

          • Snarkaholic

            You’re welcome. I feel especially sorry for people who have difficulty finding traditional jobs (such as trans people) and, therefore, really need the income.

    • Rebecca Gardner
      • We’ve had one treason war, we don’t need two. But if it comes to that, the Federal government needs to wipe that stain from our country.

    • William

      Is the Kremlin still creating US events and posting them on Facebook/Twitter?

      • bambinoitaliano

        I don’t see how you can eradicate all the bots invading the social media. Some are more sophisticated than others.

        • shellback

          Then get rid of social media. We lived without it before, we can live without it now.

          • Silver Badger

            Yes, but I really enjoy JMG

          • bambinoitaliano

            Not gonna happen. It’s part of the technology evolution. There’s no going back.

          • vorpal 😼

            We just need to learn to be more discerning and less reactive. Report people spouting violent threats to the FBI / police and don’t respond to them and give them the attention and encouragement that they’re seeking.

          • bambinoitaliano

            It’s challenging when you have the liar in chief and his propaganda machine working for the Russian waging an info with America. Not to mention the Fox, Breitbart , Alex Jones, scamvengelist, alt right attention whores and the treasonous Republicans. Every platform has its own party of colluders fueling misinformation to create chaos in the real world.

          • vorpal 😼

            Yes, they are thriving on chaos and divisiveness, and it’s going to tear the country apart if it isn’t already too late.

            Really sad, and I’ve been guilty for more than my share of contributing to it. It can be very hard to resist at times, especially when you read something so blatantly stupid or wrong, or outright racist, sexist, or homophobic.

          • UrsusArctos

            Discernment is the key and too many people are still in the “I saw it on the internet, so it can’t be a lie” stage of adapting to tech. It took me EXACTLY one click each to stories on RT and Sputnik to see them for what they are. It also allowed me to lower my opinion of people who repeatedly linked to “news” from either. We need more skeptical assholes, said the skeptical asshole.

          • vorpal 😼

            too many people are still in the “I saw it on the internet, so it can’t be a lie” stage

            Including, unfortunately, our presidunce.

            Yay fellow skeptical assholes!
            =performs the secret, elaborte handshake=

    • vorpal 😼

      We need a new term for these people.
      Instead of “Patriot”, I suggest “Hateriot” (and either two possible pronunciations work).

      • bambinoitaliano

        A traitriot? A tongue twister denoting former Americans that collude with enemy of the state to serve their own personal agendas. Be it profit or bigotry.

    • UrsusArctos

      Thanks. I thought I was already following Nance. I’ve liked how plainspoken and generally on point he’s been in interviews. Though him and Rachel should just get a room, the mutual admiration is so strong. *grin*

  • TexasBoy

    Ethics are for the commoners, I’m a man of God!

    • OdieDenCO

      the devil made him do it. aka: the GAYS

      • Uncle Mark

        Worse…it was some satanically possessed gay, feminist, Muslim, liberal civil servant. Civil servants do all this minute detail work, and as y’all know the devil’s in the details. QED

  • Friday

    So, corrupt Christianist ex-judge claims someone ‘manipulated his document’ but also defends what it contains? That’s convincing.

  • Rocco Gibraltar

    “if the committee finds Moore knowingly failed to disclose required information, it should turn the matter over to the U.S. Department of Justice for criminal investigation.”

    I’m sure Jefferson Beauregard Sessions will get right on that.

    • Welp, I’m not sure how kindly the DC folks look at Moore. Isn’t he seen as a crack pot by most of the GOP?

  • TrueWords

    Moore’s recent disclosure reports are not the only ones that have potential discrepancies.

    In a 2014 report to state ethics officials, Moore noted that his wife, Kayla Moore, drew a $65,000 salary from the Foundation for Moral Law, the non-profit group that Moore ran before assuming his state judgeship. But FML’s annual tax filing for that year says that Mrs. Moore did not receive any compensation from the group.

    “Both can’t be true,” Fischer noted. “Either Roy Moore is misleading Alabama or Kayla Moore is misleading the IRS.”

  • JT

    Legal Group Demands Probe Into Roy Moore’s Finances Over Undisclosed Income

    The probe will have to be deep. There’s no telling how much he’s got stuffed up his ass.

  • He’s a Republican. They go into politics with the core belief that laws, morals and ethics do not apply to them.

    Hell, most of his career the last two decades were defined by his steadfast position there is no legitimate federal government in this country, and that any state is free to ignore the nation’s laws & Constitution.

    • Lizard

      That’s pretty much his entire platform. “Christian theocracy for America! No rights for anyone but white Protestants! Vote for me!”

      • UrsusArctos

        Well, he is from “Snake handler” country. Google “Sand Mtn snake handlers”

    • UrsusArctos

      My dad’s extended family is from that area. I know people who grew up alongside the Moores. The Moore family is fairly well thought of and liked very much around Etowah county, AL – except Roy. Almost to a person, the folks I know and have asked about Roy will say something like “His sister and I just did so and so, she’s a treasure. Roy’s been an asshole since he was in diapers”.
      He’s the child of poor hill farmers who now thinks he’s above everything.

  • clay

    So, . . . how much of the debt is his son’s reparations fines?

  • safari

    O/T: I’m making a grocery list. Anyone have a good recipe for fall?

    • Adam King

      Start with some maple trees, then steadily decrease the daylight until the leaves turn a vivid golden color. Cool before serving.

      • Mikey

        best served before Winter depression sets in.

    • Here you go:
      http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/pasta_with_tuna_and_tomato_sauce/

      “A simple dish of pasta shells with a buttery tomato sauce, tuna and ricotta, all baked with a cheesy parmesan crust.”

      The spousal unit usually demands I make it about every 6 weeks (w/enough for frozen leftovers).

      • One can substitute any other kind of fish, too, and I often do. Just fry up a couple of filets, then fork-flake the results and use it instead.

        The salmon version was damned good.

    • MBear

      We’ve been waiting for autumn just so I can cook my spicy sweet potato soup. If you like spicy, I’m happy to share the recipe.

      Right now I’m making chili colorado. Made some salsa with tomatoes & jalapenos from the garden. Cooked beans this morning. It’s a cookin day!

      • safari

        The soup recipe sounds interesting. I love sweet potatoes

      • TuuxKabin

        Good cookin’! Just made a batch of chili Colorado the other day. Wish I could get it down like la mama used to. Jalapeno and guajillo from the deck. We bowed our heads after the first mouthful. Such a hearty dish.

    • clay

      anything in season, roasted in maple syrup and brown mustard.

      • Adam King

        Pumpkin spice!

    • Silver Badger

      The shortening of days causes the cannabis plant to form blossoms. Obviously no celebration of autumn is complete with a nice fat doobie.

      • bambinoitaliano

        Or a simple brownie dessert to finish off a nice dinner 🙂

    • BearEyes

      Pot roast with roasted root vegetables

    • barrixines

      It’s mushroom (bolet) season in Catalunya. The Catalans go loopy for mushrooms so I just checked the bolet recipe board. First recipe up was pumpkin soup with nightingales. After a five minute fit about the disgrace of eating songbirds, further research shows that rossinyol means chanterelle as well as nightingale. (I was the same with the restaurant downstairs when they had hedgehog on their English lunch menu. I was planning to hire a hedgehog suit to protest outside until they issued an apology for mistranslating sea urchin.)

      • WildwoodGuy

        The chanterelle season is just starting here… and everyone I know is asking me to go ‘shrooming’ with them! I absolutely LOVE the taste!

      • Sea urchins or urchins, archaically called sea hedgehogs,are small, spiny, globular animals that, with their close kin, such as sand dollars, constitute the class Echinoidea of the echinoderm phylum.

        I will never understand why one animal is gleefully eaten while another causes people to protest in outrage if they are eaten. Are hedgehogs more important that sea urchins?

        • barrixines

          In the UK, at least, the hedgehog is an endangered species. Yes, I think it is more important not to eat endangered species.

          • There are places where the hedgehog has been introduced and is now an invasive and unwanted species (Western Isles of Scotland and New Zealand for example) In the UK it’s loss of habitat that is threatening the hedgehog there…no more ticky-tacky suburban subdivisions!

            Also
            If a restaurant in Spain has hedgehog on the menu I don’t think that they would be importing from England, nor do I think they’d have many people ordering it…modern tastes and all that.

            Also
            Humans tend to learn slowly, if at all. The once overwhelming numbers of the Passenger Pigeon were reduced to just one lonely individual called Martha who died at the Cincinnati Zoo in 1914

          • barrixines

            Having looked it up the hedgehog is a protected species in Spain too. There actually is a tradition of eating them in the Balearics and the Basque Country. I don’t think I am particularly hypocritical about eating meat – were it not protected I’d probably chose hedgehog from a menu over sea urchin.

          • Call me a pussy, but I’ll pass on both

    • Max_1

      A raised crack in the sidewalk is always a good recipe for a fall…

      /s

      • hahahahahahaaaa!

      • Don’t forget to add ice, just to make it spectacular.

    • How does short ribs, acorn squash with maple syrup, cole slaw and apple crisp sound?

    • Canadian Observer

      Leek and potato soup:
      3 leeks
      4 potatoes
      2L chicken broth
      1/2 tsp ground cumin
      1 scant tsp crushed black pepper
      4 strips bacon
      cream or milk

      Cut leeks length wise then wash under cold water (they tend to get sand caught between segments). Cut off root at the white end and trim away last 2 inches at the green end then roughly chop and add to stock pot with the chicken broth. Wash the potatoes and roughly chop (no need to peel) and add to stock pot. Bring to a roiling boil, then reduce to a simmer, cook for about 45 minutes. Using an immersion blender (the one that looks like a high tech sex aid) puree the contents of the pot. Add cumin and black pepper. Allow to simmer another 15 minutes.

      Cook the bacon till crisp, then crumble the bacon into serving bowls. Add about 3 Tbsp of cream or milk to each serving bowl, then ladle soup over them till full, Stir and then enjoy.

      Smells like autumn.

    • whollyfool

      Funny you should post this; I have been collecting people’s favorite recipes as I’m getting tired of what I make all the time. Now I have some more to try! 🙂

    • WildwoodGuy

      Here’s a recipe from my neighbors… from Frankfurt.

      Sausage and Sauerkraut

      Allow for plenty of time to prepare and cook this dish. It is definitely worth the time and effort! Serve with hot German potato salad and red cabbage.

      Ingredients

      2 pounds sauerkraut, rinsed and drained

      1 tablespoon caraway seeds (optional)

      1/4 cup brown sugar

      1 apple, diced

      1/2 pound bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces

      1 large onion, chopped

      1 1/2 pounds kielbasa sausage, cut into 1-inch thick slices

      Directions

      Place the sauerkraut, caraway seeds, brown sugar, and apple into a large saucepan over medium-low heat, and bring the mixture to a simmer. Reduce heat to low, and cook for 2 hours, stirring occasionally.

      Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish.

      Place the bacon and onion into a skillet over medium heat, and cook until the bacon is almost crisp and the onion is beginning to brown, about 10 minutes.

      Stir the bacon mixture into the sauerkraut.

      In the same skillet, brown the kielbasa sausage in the remaining bacon grease until the sausage begins to brown, 10 to 15 minutes.

      Stir into the sauerkraut mixture. Spoon the sauerkraut and sausage mixture into the prepared baking dish.

      Bake in the preheated oven until bubbling, about 1 hour.

      • safari

        Five points 1) I grew up on Kielbasa 2) I just made it this week 3) I couldn’t cook it when I was with my ex 4) I’ve never had this recipe 5) It sounds delicious, thank you!

        • WildwoodGuy

          I’m a sucker for Kielbasa!

  • searanch

    Time to start chanting “Lock him up!”
    oh, the sweet irony of this whole house of cards starting to tumble BIGLY

  • sfprman

    Look at those weak shoulders

  • PickyPecker

    OT: Something nice. As promised, here are new puppy pics I took yesterday. Paddington is now 14 wks old and weighs in at 38lbs. He’s learning a lot still and housebreaking is going great (only an accident every once in a while for which he seems to feel bad).
    Would you buy a pumpkin from this associate? 🙂
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/435f67a3e2b3cb43b9f8ed207be66c7285c9ed33d1894af17758cbb65221d698.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7418c502985880fbe3f388a9d468925651daa0909b49b6430a17f3042bb88edf.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5f0dc8ec827681752d0840a3a99a91bd7921fb82a4f4dbb8ef76c80676aee742.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/deaf6c41d41cfb81f74a5b3da7e257f990230ff08b16a0dd5688b304eafaf28e.jpg

    • Jeffrey

      I would buy many many pumpkins from this sales associate.

    • barrixines

      I don’t know- I think he looks the sort that might keep a paw on the scales.

    • Harveyrabbit

      When he grows into those paws he’s going to weigh a hundred pounds!

      • PickyPecker

        more than that. Should top out around 150-180lbs. He is already fond of stepping on a foot here and there to get attention.

        • Harveyrabbit

          Sooo you won’t be carrying him around in a basket then?

          • PickyPecker

            He’ll always believe he is a lapdog.

          • Furface

            My in-laws have 2 60lb.+ Aussies that haven’t figured that out either.

        • netxtown

          fer gawds sake man. he’s gonna rip right through the stitching in the manpurse!..and I certainly hope it comes with double shoulder straps!…or wheel-ettes!

        • Snarkaholic

          At that size, you’ll be able to borrow each other’s sweaters…your wardrobe will double!

    • Adam King

      Too cute. I don’t know how you stand it.

      • PickyPecker

        I bring him to work with me (where I took the pics) and is so much fun to introduce him to customers – many have never seen nor gotten to pet a Saint puppy before. Is very sweet to watch.

        • Furface

          Beyond being fun for pup, customers, and PP; it’s essential to socialize all pups to different people and environments. I’ve met too many large breed dawgs that haven’t been properly socialized and trained.
          Give that sweet pup a good tummy rub for me.

          • PickyPecker

            VERY important to socialize. We’re enrolling in an obedience class. Or as they call it ‘Puppy Kindergarten.’ We’ve both trained dogs before, but really want him to be around other dogs that have their humans with them.
            ugh….we’ll have the biggest kid in the class, I think. lol

          • Furface

            Good parents you will be. Unless there’s a Newfie in the class ya’ll will have the biggest kid in class.

          • Not necessarily…
            (breed standard for Newfoundlands)
            Height: 28 inches (male), 26 inches (female)
            Weight: 130-150 pounds (male), 100-120 pounds (female)

            (breed standard for Saint Bernards)
            Height: 28-30 inches (males), 26-28 inches (female)
            Weight: 140-180 pounds (male), 120-140 pounds (female)

            Which ever breed you like best you had better be fond of drool…and hair…everywhere.
            But, the drool issue doesn’t reach the levels is does with Bloodhounds. I once had friends/clients who bred Bloodhounds. Tammy said she washed the walls of her house once a week and the ceilings once a month. Having handled several of her dogs in the show ring I can attest to the fact that Bloodhound drool removes color from fabrics…

    • bambinoitaliano

      Omg! Hugs and squeeze! And I’m a cat person.

    • TampaDink

      I’m not a fan of pumpkins but I’d buy anything from your little man. He is adorable & is bound to grow into a beautiful massive fur child.

      • bambinoitaliano

        Or I call it a moving sofa. Use to thought of owning a couple as an option over the Ikea assembling version. 😛

      • Robincho

        NOT a pumpkin fan? Are you out of your gourd?…

        • Thornton

          Robincho….OK…..THAT was funny! GRIN!

    • Silver Badger

      He is adorable. Saint’s are one of my favorite dogs. I wish I had the room (and income) for one. Or six.

      • PickyPecker

        We loved our last Saint so much, it was a no-brainer as to what breed we wanted. We searched for 5 months for a breeder that was nearby.
        We have the space. He’s got an almost 2 acre back yard (with an apple orchard) fenced in which he can explore and play – when he learns all the ins and outs.

    • Jerry Kott

      How sweet! Best wishes for a great relationship. a real cutie

    • yes b’y

      what a sweetheart

    • Ninja0980

      Awwww

    • Lazycrockett

      Great Face.

    • I would give that puppers anything he asks for.

    • Jay George

      He is gorgeous! <3 <3 <3 I love that face.

    • JT

      Before too long, he’ll have you in his clutches and won’t let go.
      http://31.media.tumblr.com/34d4786996fd95c3de5da474b603d863/tumblr_nc63dyOlMV1r3gb3zo2_400.gif

    • Cuberly

      I wish you could give pics a good chin skritch.

      What a cutie pie.

    • bkmn

      Very good lookung

    • Why don’t you adopt a kitten as his step brother or sister?
      https://youtu.be/EeNTZZCnShc

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      OMG!! Too cute. Way too cute.

    • FAEN

      Mr Pecker-please give cutie Paddington lots and lots of hugs and kisses from Uncle FAEN 🙂

    • vorpal 😼

      Oh my goodness! He is huge at 14 weeks and completely heart-meltingly gorgeous!

      Thanks, PickyPecker, for sharing new pics of him with us!

    • TuuxKabin

      Sit down I think I love you.

    • mad-dog

      Mad-dog sends him nice scritches around the ears.

      • Mike_in_the_Tundra

        Big dogs seem to like chest scratches.

    • djcoastermark

      Sooo sooo cute. One bit of advice, Hide Your Shoes !

    • Mike_in_the_Tundra

      What a face!

    • Joe in PA

      As someone else here said: that face! Awwwwwwh. What a handsome lad. Oh, and nice touch with the leaf stating that it was Autumn. I never would have guessed. Ahem. 🙂 Thanks so much for posting!

    • Lars Littlefield

      It’s the PickyPepper Puppy!

    • Cattleya1

      What a punim – yiddish for face/appearance. I’ll bet he is a real sweetie!

    • Prost Seattle

      So his housebreaking is doing better than what my husband has with me. In my defense, it’s omly when I giggle.

  • Harveyrabbit
  • OdieDenCO

    just another holly roller that has deluded themselves into believing they are so righteous everything they do is right by man and god. there are numerous passages in that book you say you believe in, royboy dealing with your affliction. pride goes before the fall, you’ve fallen twice now and still have not learned the lesson. may the third time be the charm

    • Furface

      I would recommend Ilex aquifolium for this holly [sic] roller.

  • Scout
    • bambinoitaliano

      I wonder how many add that extra ‘ingredient” in the asshole food? I hope they get creative too.

    • JWC

      Ah a Mar-a -Lago Class photo The King and Queen and all the unpaid help

      • TuuxKabin

        While the king takes a crap. All the time with the same pose in a chair.

    • Robincho

      Mar-a-Lagofuckyourselves…

  • I hope he does not get bounced off the Republican sport for Senate in Alabama. The Democratic Party nominee is only 6 points down, which is incredible — Larry Sabato thinks he has a chance. He moved Alabama from “safe” to “likely” Republican which is no small feat. If the Democrats in the Senate can keep 48 seats in what is going to be a very tough 2018 election, it will be a huge victory – 2020 is much more favorable for a Democratic Party takeover of the Senate. But who knows. it could happen — if Trump remains this unpopular. http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/2018-senate/

    • another_steve

      I’m thinking it’s a bit like Trump’s deplorables; nothing could move Moore’s supporters away from their guy.

      Just as Trump acknowledged during the campaign that his supporters would stick with him even if he killed someone, so too Moore’s.

      Or so I fear.

    • UrsusArctos

      The danger is the Democrats dumping money in this race in an obvious fashion, á la the GA 6 race. They need to move heaven and earth to SUPPORT the Democratic candidate, but do it through voter pinpointing/GOTV/staff level support not high profile/in your face ads. If the AL electorate senses it’s all outside money Moore will win. If it’s a well ran/supported race with marginal outside fingerprints on it the general hatred of Moore will bring out those who are embarrassed by him and Alabama could have a Democratic senator.

    • “I hope he does not get bounced off the Republican sport for Senate”

      Please don’t correct the typo, it’s all too apparent that for the GOP this is just another game.

  • Lazycrockett

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/914216744385904640

    PR has no internet or electricity you stupid pos.

    • barrixines

      Jesus fucking Christ people are sitting there amongst the dead in the rubble of their lives, dehydrated, hungry, no power, no utilities and this shitstain is telling them not to believe their own lying eyes.

      • JWC

        They don’t have internet. A fact Donny hasn’t cotton to

        • I think he *is* counting on it. What he’s further counting on is Americans to believe he actually gives a damn when all he’s done has been to post tweets, make a few pointless phone calls, and receive short, infrequent briefings.

    • http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article175955031.html

      “Hurricane Maria’s death toll in Puerto Rico is higher than official count, experts say”

      As Caribbean island residents, sure, Puerto Ricans are used to dealing with hurricanes. During-the-storm death totals might not have been that bad, although nobody has an accurate count because almost the entire island is effectively without electricity.

      I saw one estimate that said about 13% of the cell towers are working. But again, that’s the immediate damage, which was devastating.

      Now we’re in the phase where inaction and ineptitude will kill people. Like this:

      Leovigildo Cotté died after not receiving the oxygen he needed at the only shelter that exists in the town of Lajas on the southern coast of Puerto Rico, which has been without electricity since Hurricane Maria careened through a week ago.

      Not even his connections to the government could save him.

      “The generator never arrived,” said Lajas Mayor Marcos Turín Irizarry, who said he looked for oxygen for Cotté — father of the former mayor of that same town — “turning every stone” but could not find it.

      Meanwhile, for the second straight weekend, the President of the United States is golfing and rage-tweeting.

      • -M-

        How hard could it be for the military to chopper some food, water, commications equipment, solar chargers into all the isolated communities so coordinators can find out what is needed where?

    • safari

      There is no excuse for Donald.

    • safari
    • Adam King

      Hey, Puerto Ricans, who you gonna believe, the Preznut or your lying eyes?

  • Ben in Oakland

    Do you mean to say hat he lies so much he can’t keep track of his lies? but he’s a Christian! They’d never try to sell you a bill of goods in order to part you from your shekels,

  • JT
    • Jay George

      J.D. Crowe is generally a bright spot in my day. 🙂

  • bkmn

    Roy is in Moore trouble. We are shocked

  • BeaverTales

    U bum.

  • Treant

    So another +0.5% since he’s running in Alabama which still calls the IRS “Revenooooooers!”

  • safari

    His unity message lasted about 40 minutes.
    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/914227642131509248

  • BuckyB12

    Moore supporters will just see this as guvmint harassment of their righteous leader.

  • rednekokie

    Hmmmm — why all the animal posts? Is it just because everyone is sick and tired of commenting on this lying asshole?
    No matter — they are cute — and I miss my Spot, gone now 1-1/2 years. Much nicer and friendlier than the creep from Al-Abama.

    • PickyPecker

      It’s good to reaffirm there are indeed positive and loving aspects of life out there, I think. Our animal companions are proof of that and give us comfort and unconditional love. Those are important things.

      • rednekokie

        Yes, they are. Spot was blind, and she and I got along famously. Now I have Missy the cat, and she is just as loving as a cat, as Spot was as a dog.
        If only people could be more like animals!!!

        • Mike_in_the_Tundra

          If only.

    • Mike_in_the_Tundra

      You have my condolences. Losing a fur friend is a terrible loss.

      • rednekokie

        Thanks Mike, but I don’t dwell on losing her — I prefer to remember the wonderful 10 years we had together. She did very well, for a blind dog, and had a happy home. The back yard was her castle, and she knew every inch of it, just by smell.

  • chewy

    Normally he is evil, but this time, just stupid mostly. He does both very well.

  • Rocco

    He and the Mrs. Look so alike in this shot…naw…couldn’t be…

  • Phillip in L.A.
  • Phillip in L.A.

    “Moore, the ^twice-impeached former chief justice of the state supreme court”

  • This is the Trump Era. Being openly corrupt makes him more electable as a Republican. (Any whiff of corruption dooms a Democrat, however.) ugh.

  • Thornton

    Interesting. The subject at hand has switched from LYING ASSHOLES in the government to a much more wonderful and lovable subject….Pet animals. I love it! I must say, it troubles me much when I read these news clips of pets that have been left behind or mistreated or left in a box to die on the side of the road. Check out the Charlie Bravo Motorcycle Rescue Dog story. He now has his own FB Page. A happy ending. Or the one about the poor pet dog that was left sitting in the trash when the family moved away. WHAT IS THAT??? What is wrong with people? Why do they have a pet if they don’t want it? The pet dog in the trash also had a happy ending, too. People treat their pets like $H!T and yet, they still love us. Talk about love and loyalty.

  • Gerard Dickson

    Miss thing needs some shoulder pads