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

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Post by Somerset » Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:45 pm

Estiveo wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:43 pm

Look at the word choice in that sentence. Not “walking” or “marching,” but “prancing.” Not at a rally, but “on a stage.” Not dressed like a cowboy, but “in a cowboy suit.” These were precise, cutting words. They didn’t just make fun of his opponent. They went straight at the central conceit of his public persona – his toughness. Words like “prancing” and “cowboy suit” suggest the opposite of masculinity. Where Roy Moore presented himself as an alpha male, Doug Jones exposed him as a kind of right-wing cabaret act.
And progressives across the country should take notice. No, most 2018 races won’t feature an (alleged) child molester. But in the age of Trump and Bannon, plenty of them will feature ersatz tough-guys eager to turn politics into a pissing contest. By making his opponent look ridiculous, Doug Jones reminded us that Democrats don’t have to play that game to win elections. With carefully-chosen words, and a healthy appreciation for the power of mockery, they can corral the pigs without getting mud on their hands.

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

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Post by RTH10260 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:24 pm

Orlylicious wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:01 am
https:// twitter.com/Orly_licious/status/941891083184812032
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#Birther Grifter Roy Moore STILL Won't Concede; Sends Fundraising Appeal to Supporters https://www.redstate.com/sarah-rumpf/20 ... upporters/ … #ALSenate

05:41 - 16 Dec 2017


Jim Brooks (Taxi, Mary Tyler Moore, Lou Grant, Simpsons) takes on the election:

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Well - Arpaio as well is still on a war path to refill his war chest of sorts :lol:



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

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Post by Gregg » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:40 am

I sent Judge Roy this picture I took of over 400 planes I saw at the Birmingham airport on election day. Along with this quote from a ramp employee.

"They weren't bussing in Negros from Mississippi, they was flying in Mexicans from somewhere, these planes were all we had all day, there was hundreds of 'em"

Someone needs to investigate this!

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

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Post by tek » Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:59 am



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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:20 am

tek wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:59 am
pretty easy to debunk.. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/xa-acj
Do you really think Judge Roy is smart enough to find that, or even if he did, he would care? Hell no! It's just more ammo for his voter fraud rantings.



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Post by Northland10 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:35 am

tek wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:59 am
pretty easy to debunk.. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/xa-acj
Well that, and the fact that the picture is from the Mexico City airport. But, as Sugar points out, facts are not necessary for Moore's rantings, and his followers are even more fact resistant.


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Post by tek » Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:07 am

yeah, from a higher-resolution version of that pic.. nice of the Birmingham airport to have only-spanish signage..
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Post by Gregg » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:33 am

It was a joke, a play on the debunked Infowars story about busloads of blacks from Mississippi. I just picked a stock photo. :mrgreen:

https://www.infowars.com/alabama-vote-f ... e-country/


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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:47 am

Gregg wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:33 am
It was a joke, a play on the debunked Infowars story about busloads of blacks from Mississippi. I just picked a stock photo. :mrgreen:

https://www.infowars.com/alabama-vote-f ... e-country/
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Post by Notorial Dissent » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:58 am

Some people aren't smart enough to understand irony or parody or a good old fashioned send up let alone host a sense of humor, Moore and most of his supporters fit that bill on all counts.


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Post by Reality Check » Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:03 am

Well played Gregg. I expect to see that meme on Facebook soon. :-D


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Post by RVInit » Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:30 am

Reality Check wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:03 am
Well played Gregg. I expect to see that meme on Facebook soon. :-D
:thumbs: That is hilarious. It would cause great excitement among Moore's supporters, I'm sure. It would be interesting to show the photo to a group of 10, tell them the story, and see how many of them question it at all and how many instantly accept it as truth without any question.


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Post by RTH10260 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:54 pm

Gregg wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:33 am
It was a joke, a play on the debunked Infowars story about busloads of blacks from Mississippi. I just picked a stock photo. :mrgreen:

https://www.infowars.com/alabama-vote-f ... e-country/
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Post by Northland10 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:27 pm

Gregg wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:33 am
It was a joke, a play on the debunked Infowars story about busloads of blacks from Mississippi. I just picked a stock photo. :mrgreen:

https://www.infowars.com/alabama-vote-f ... e-country/
Very good. See how quickly I assumed you copied it from some not site.


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Post by RVInit » Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:41 pm

Northland10 wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:27 pm
Gregg wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:33 am
It was a joke, a play on the debunked Infowars story about busloads of blacks from Mississippi. I just picked a stock photo. :mrgreen:

https://www.infowars.com/alabama-vote-f ... e-country/
Very good. See how quickly I assumed you copied it from some not site.
This is exactly the kind of thing these fake news rwnj sites are known for. That's the sad part - that it is perfectly believable that someone out there would put that photo with that story out there as proof that Moore didn't really lose the election.


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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:07 pm

How about all those Russians who flew in to vote for Trump last November?

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Post by pipistrelle » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:27 pm

RVInit wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:41 pm
Northland10 wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:27 pm
Gregg wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:33 am
It was a joke, a play on the debunked Infowars story about busloads of blacks from Mississippi. I just picked a stock photo. :mrgreen:

https://www.infowars.com/alabama-vote-f ... e-country/
Very good. See how quickly I assumed you copied it from some not site.
This is exactly the kind of thing these fake news rwnj sites are known for. That's the sad part - that it is perfectly believable that someone out there would put that photo with that story out there as proof that Moore didn't really lose the election.
I can go you one sadder with the likelihood the POTUS would believe it and retweet it and demand an investigation.



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Post by Sterngard Friegen » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:39 pm

pipistrelle wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:27 pm
RVInit wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:41 pm
Northland10 wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:27 pm

Very good. See how quickly I assumed you copied it from some not site.
This is exactly the kind of thing these fake news rwnj sites are known for. That's the sad part - that it is perfectly believable that someone out there would put that photo with that story out there as proof that Moore didn't really lose the election.
I can go you one sadder with the likelihood the POTUS would believe it and retweet it and demand an investigation prosecution.



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Post by maydijo » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:40 pm

Turtle wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:43 pm
Sounds like they called it based on exit polling and fire breathing unicorns rather than the actual returns.

Check out the comments. Either there are some mighty bored trolls there, or there are actually people in Alabama who want a do-over of the Civil War.



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Post by maydijo » Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:41 pm

Sterngard Friegen wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:39 pm
pipistrelle wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:27 pm
RVInit wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:41 pm

This is exactly the kind of thing these fake news rwnj sites are known for. That's the sad part - that it is perfectly believable that someone out there would put that photo with that story out there as proof that Moore didn't really lose the election.
I can go you one sadder with the likelihood the POTUS would believe it and retweet it and demand an investigation prosecution prostitution. With golden showers, natch.



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Post by GreatGrey » Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:47 am

Apparently there are no fat ladies in Alabama who can sing. Or else Roy just can’t hear them.

Roy Moore files lawsuit to block Alabama Senate result


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MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Roy Moore is going to court to try to stop Alabama from certifying Democrat Doug Jones as the winner of the U.S. Senate race.

Moore filed a lawsuit Wednesday evening in Montgomery Circuit Court. The filing occurred about 14 hours ahead of Thursday’s meeting of a state canvassing board to officially declare Jones the winner of the Dec. 12 special election.

Jones defeated Moore by about 20,000 votes.

Moore’s attorney wrote in the lawsuit that he believed there were irregularities and said there should be a fraud investigation and eventually a new election.

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill told The Associated Press Wednesday evening that Jones will be certified as the winner Thursday. He said so far his office has found no evidence of fraud.


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Post by ZekeB » Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:55 am

Yeah, sure. I've heard that Roy Moore has "friends" on his own Alabama Supreme Court.


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Post by Orlylicious » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:41 am

Well, if we see Lena named as Roy's election counsel, time to panic!


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Post by Notorial Dissent » Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:51 am

It'd be perfect, and they deserve each other. Maybe she can get Chuckles to come help.


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