Also, there's a randomly bizarre and weirdly close to home aspect of the article. In the photo where Beverly Nelson is holding up her page in the yearbook, in the bottom right corner, there's a woman who 1) Has my mother's first name and is probably also Persian given her name and appearance 2) Looks very similar to the way my mom did at the time (though my mom was 20-21 by '79), especially the eyes, but also the mouth and nose somewhat.
I mean, I know perfectly that's not my mom. I know exactly what she was doing in 1979 and where she was - giving birth to me in Winnipeg! Nor would it really be that weird in a vacuum to see another Persian woman of similar age & appearance with the same name.
But the context, geez, that's too much weird for me.
I don't know that that's justice, but it's pretty damned fitting that Moore's name has literally become a byword for creepy sexual predators.
The harshest burn:
Moore went on to say that he would nevertheless continue his run for the Senate despite the charges against him because while the norms had shifted, they had not shifted nearly as much in Alabama.
Hardly Ideal wrote:Moore press release wrote:...establishment republicans are colluding with the Obama-Clinton Machine behind the scenes in a blah blah blah
...you're telling me with a straight face that McConnell is working with Obama? The same guy who, during the worst financial fartstorm since the Great Depression, said the GOP's number one goal was to make Obama a one-term president? The obstructor in chief? The leader of the Party of No, working with a guy they spent eight years cock-blocking in every way possible?
My dad's convinced that the long lines and voting problems in Maricopa County were a plot to tilt the primary to Hillary Clinton. Never mind that our county recorder was a Republican; you know how much Arizona Republicans love Hillary Clinton.
pacobird wrote:I'm honestly a little surprised McConnell et al have condemned him as strongly as they have. They may hate Moore - he was never their guy, of course - but they really, really cannot afford to lose this seat.
This may be the line where he really starts worrying that defending the guy at this point could start costing them other seats. Pedophilia may not be a line in the sand for Alabama Republicans, but it probably is for Republicans in a lot of other states.
Or maybe they're assuming he'll still win and gearing up to oust him.
Has Paul withdrawn his endorsement yet? Last I heard he was the only senator who hadn't. In his defense, he's probably on a lot of painkillers.
Could be that Mitch suspects that the party's long-term prospects aren't so good if people come to see it as the party of nazis AND child molesters.
Actually, maybe that's why Roy Moore has such a boner for the Ten Commandments. He personally can't remember the rules unless they're carved into 5,000lbs of stone, just so he can be reminded what they are every day.
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You guys may have heard some headlines to the effect that a ton of pastors were supporting him. Turns out nope, his wife and him were lying and editing previous support letters to make shit up.
Update: Apparently only a quarter of them are actual pastors, and quite a few are either not religious figures at all (i.e. a hate group leader), or people who don't show up in a google search and "whose identities cannot be confirmed".