Alabama US Senate: Special Election December 12, 2017 - (D) Win

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Post by Turtle » Thu Jan 04, 2018 4:56 pm

AndyinPA wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:17 am
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Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:35 am
Why hasn't Trump ditched him or let him "resign"? He seems willing to dump at will.
I've wondered this, too. I think it was bad timing in the summer when he was so visibly upset at Sessions. They were firing too many people at that time. I think there was also some sentiment that it would not go over well with the Senate to go after Sessions. But I've begun to believe that 45 has been finding things to blackmail senators and representatives. Some who were very open about their dislike for him even early on in his presidency have fallen in line. Lindsay Graham is the first one to come to mind. Or maybe it's just group think on steroids. Also, 45's winning gave them the chance to fulfill their 40-year old wet dreams of destroying the social welfare state. I think social welfare is a good thing, but they hate it

It may cost many of them their office in the 2018 elections. I think this is a price they are willing to pay. They don't get in government to make it a better country for the people. They get in to serve their rich masters. There will be cushy, high-paying jobs waiting for them on the other side, their reward for delivering so much to their overlords.

Even Moore, who lost, will not come out of this a ruined man, an unhappy one, but not a ruined one.
Graham wants a Cabinet position and Rexy's days are numbered.



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Re: Alabama US Senate: Special Election December 12, 2017 - (D) Win

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Post by AndyinPA » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:13 pm

:yeah: on Graham.



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Post by AndyinPA » Thu Jan 04, 2018 5:25 pm

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investig ... 6d1422cfa9
In a lawsuit that echoes a civil case against President Trump, an Alabama woman on Thursday sued failed U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore and his campaign for defamation, citing harsh personal attacks she faced after coming forward with allegations he touched her sexually when she was 14 years old.

Leigh Corfman is not seeking financial compensation beyond legal costs. She is asking for a declaratory judgment of defamation, a public apology from Moore, and a court-enforced ban on him or his campaign publicly attacking her again. She said in a statement that the suit seeks “to do what I could not do as a 14-year-old — hold Mr. Moore and those who enable him accountable.”



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Re: Alabama US Senate: Special Election December 12, 2017 - (D) Win

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Post by AndyinPA » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:45 pm

http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2018/0 ... burns.html
Roy Moore accuser Tina Johnson lost her home Tuesday in a fire that is now under investigation by the Etowah County Arson Task Force.

Tina Johnson, who first came to public notice for accusing Senate candidate Roy Moore of grabbing her in his office in the early 1990s, said her home on Lake Mary Louise Road in Gadsden caught fire Tuesday morning.

After neighbors and some utility workers called 911 shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday, the Lookout Mountain Fire Department responded to the scene. By the time the flames were extinguished, Johnson and her family had lost everything they owned.

"I am devastated, just devastated," said Johnson on Friday morning. "We have just the clothes on our backs."



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Re: Alabama US Senate: Special Election December 12, 2017 - (D) Win

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Post by Orlylicious » Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:05 am

GoFundMe:




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Re: Alabama US Senate: Special Election December 12, 2017 - (D) Win

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Post by RoadScholar » Sat Jan 06, 2018 4:07 am

Purely a coincidence, no doubt. :evil:


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Post by kate520 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:59 pm

Last I saw, her GofundMe to rebuild, asking $40k, had $65,788. :thumbs:


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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:01 pm

$94,294 of $40,000 goal



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Post by kate520 » Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:04 pm

:thumbs: :thumbs:
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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:03 pm

$186,592 of $100,000 goal!

Hi everyone,

Once again, thank you for your incredible generosity and compassion. Thank you also for your thoughtful suggestions around this campaign. We have an update!

We have decided to set aside more time for Tina to determine how much funding she'll need. In the meantime, she is now set-up to withdraw the donations necessary to begin rebuilding her home. When we know if there will be leftover funds and how much that total is, we'll announce the remaining amount. We plan to donate any leftover funds to a local organization that supports women in need.

Thank you again for raising your voices and spreading so much love and compassion.

Katie


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Post by RVInit » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:05 pm

:clap: :clap: :clap:

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Re: Alabama US Senate: Special Election December 12, 2017 - (D) Win

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Post by GreatGrey » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:05 pm

The Goopers in ‘Bama ain’t to happy with the election results. They’re changing the rules, the justification is bullshit.

http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2018/0 ... ll_to.html

Alabama House passes bill to end Senate special elections
The Alabama House of Representatives has passed a bill that would eliminate special elections when there are vacancies in the U.S. Senate.

The Republican-backed bill passed 67-31 on a party line vote after about two hours of debate. It moves to the Senate.

House General Fund budget chairman Steve Clouse, R-Ozark, said he wants to spare taxpayers the cost of another special election.

Last year's election for the seat Jeff Sessions vacated is expected to cost about $11 million, Clouse said.
So they wanna go with Governor appointment.

We had that in Alaska, and when Senator Frank Murkowski was elected Governor he appointed his daughter Lisa to fill his vacant Senate seat.

The outrage was great enough that we got rid of appointments and switched to special elections.


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