How low will they go?

I’m dreaming, right? This isn’t really happening. Is it?

“I was terrified,” Alabama resident Beverly Young Nelson said through tears, at a Thursday afternoon press conference with her lawyer, Gloria Allred. “I thought he was going to rape me,” she said, recounting the night when she claims Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore sexually assaulted her outside of an Etowah County restaurant, when she was 16 years old.

Nelson said that she first met Moore when she was 15-years-old, during her waitressing shifts at the Old Hickory House restaurant where Moore was a regular customer. “He sat at the counter at the same seat night after night,” Nelson said. “Mr. Moore was an adult, he was much older than I was, I knew that he was the district attorney in Etowah County.” Moore, she said, flirted with her during her shifts, even though she was 15. She added that she had no interest in Moore and did not respond to “his flirtatious behavior.” Still, Moore persisted, complimenting her looks, pulling her hair, and even signing her yearbook.

Nelson alleges that Moore sexually assaulted her after her sixteenth birthday. She said that on one evening after her shift ended, Moore offered her a ride home. Since her ride home was late and she lived close-by Nelson accepted the offer. “I trusted Mr. Moore because he was the district attorney,” she said. “I thought he would get on the highway, instead he drove to the back of the restaurant […] he stopped the car and he parked his car in between the dumpster and the back of the restaurant where there were no lights. The area was dark and it was deserted. I was alarmed and immediately asked him what he was doing. Instead of answering my question, Mr. Moore reached over and groped me, putting his hand on my breast,” Nelson said.

When she tried to escape from the car, Nelson alleges that Moore prevented her from leaving. “[I] tried fighting him off while yelling at him to stop,” Nelson said. She said that Moore refused to stop and instead, squeezed her neck and “tried to force my head onto his crotch.” “I was terrified,” Nelson said, “I thought he was going to rape me.” The alleged assault ended when Nelson was either pushed or fell from the car. She said that afterwards, she had bruises on her neck, which she covered with makeup. Nelson said that Moore threatened her, telling her that no one would believe her since “you’re just a child and I’m the DA of Etowah County.”

This is a new accuser who told her story yesterday. Surely, the Republican attorney general is going to address this issue seriously?

Ten days after President Trump said that he was frustrated with the Justice Department for not investigating Hillary Clinton and other Democrats, the Justice Department told Congress on Monday that senior prosecutors were looking into whether a special counsel should be appointed to investigate them.

The prosecutors will examine reports of misconduct at the Clinton Foundation and the Obama administration’s 2010 decision to allow a Russian nuclear energy agency to acquire much of the United States’ uranium, among other matters, according to a letter sent to the House Judiciary Committee from a senior Justice Department official on Monday.

“These senior prosecutors will report directly to the attorney general and the deputy attorney general, as appropriate, and will make recommendations as to whether any matters not currently under investigation should be opened, whether any matters currently under investigation require further resources, or whether any matters merit a special counsel,” said the senior official, Stephen E. Boyd, an assistant attorney general.

That’s it. I’ve had it. These people have no shame. They are vile. They are evil. They are fascists. They are destroying this country. There is no talking to them. Sessions needs to be impeached, because he’s proved time and again he’s a racist and a liar. He is an unfit stooge to an unfit president.

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While the Alabama GOP debates the merit of pedophilia

We should really take a look at the Democratic opponent of Republican child molester Roy Jones. His name is Doug Jones, and he did this:

In 1997, then-President Bill Clinton named Jones as the United States attorney for the Northern District of Alabama in Birmingham. Five years later in 2002, Jones served as the lead prosecutor in the lawsuit against two of the four Ku Klux Klan members responsible for the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in September 1963. This act of racial violence killed four African-American girls during church services. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had called it “one of the most vicious and tragic crimes ever perpetrated against humanity.” 
Jones was also involved in the prosecution of Eric Rudolph, whose 1998 attack on a Birmingham abortion clinic killed an off-duty police officer. Rudolph was sentenced in 2005, after Jones left office.
Referencing his time going after the KKK, Jones wrote a Huffington Post op-ed in September, saying that he does not want to let history repeat itself.
“Sadly, the pattern of violence as a response to hope has reasserted itself,” he wrote. “We saw it in the Charleston church massacre in 2015. We saw it on display in Charlottesville this past August. We’ve seen it in the attacks on mosques and synagogues, and against the LGBT community. We see it in the hostility toward the Latino community. We cannot sweep this violence under the rug. We must address the forces that lead to it and prosecute those who perpetrate such acts,” Jones wrote.
Jones won the Democratic primary in August, defeating seven other candidates and taking home 63.6% of the vote.
Here’s what I can’t wrap my mind around. The people of Alabama have a choice: They can pick a pedophile who molests 14-year-old girls, or they can pick a man who prosecuted the racists who murdered four little girls in a bombing of a Birmingham church during the height of the civil-rights movement.
And the political experts believe the child molester will win.
To quote the immortal Neil Young:
Alabama. You’ve got the rest of the Union to help you along. What’s going wrong?

Republicans debate whether they should support a pedophile

Let’s not “both sides” this. Democrats condemned Anthony Weiner when he was caught sexting a minor, and he’s in jail today. Roy Moore molested a 14-year-old girl when he was in his 30s, and deviates in Alabama are more than willing to put him in the U.S. Senate.

And the Jesus, Mary and Joseph comparison is way beyond fucked up.

My senator got his ass kicked

Over lawn care, no less!

The violent altercation last week that left Senator Rand Paul nursing bruised lungs and broken ribs began over a landscaping dispute between the senator and his longtime next-door neighbor, according to neighbors and three Kentucky Republicans familiar with what transpired.

The precise provenance of the dispute was still a matter of disagreement on Monday. But the back story of the fracas began to come into focus and with it, the realization that Mr. Paul’s injuries could keep him from Washington, where Republicans in the Senate hold only a slim majority, for some time.

Mr. Paul had just stepped off a riding lawn mower on Friday when Rene Boucher, a retired anesthesiologist who lived next door, charged and tackled him. Because Mr. Paul was wearing sound-muting earmuffs, he did not realize Mr. Boucher was coming, according to one of the Kentucky Republicans and a friend familiar with the altercation.

“Rand never saw him coming or heard him coming,” said the friend, Robert Porter, who visited Mr. Paul on Saturday.

The damage was severe. Aides to Mr. Paul said on Sunday that the Kentucky Republican had suffered five broken ribs and bruises to his lungs. When a Kentucky State Police trooper showed up at Mr. Paul’s home on Friday afternoon, the senator had small cuts around his nose and mouth, and had trouble breathing because of the injuries to his ribs.

Two rich neighbors in Kentucky get into a fight and the most severe charge they can come up with is fourth-degree assault?

Mr. Boucher was charged with fourth-degree assault and released on $7,500 bond. He is set to appear in court on Thursday. He was also ordered to not have any contact with Mr. Paul or his family and staff, and to stay at least 1,000 feet away from the senator unless Mr. Boucher was in his own home, next door.

Let’s throw some class warfare into this. If a regular human had done this to either of them, the charge would have easily been aggravated assault. If the regular human was a person of color, the charge would have been attempted murder.

Just sayin’, this is not life in the real world.

(For the record, I vote against Rand Paul whenever possible, but to get your ass kicked for not raking your leaves, or something just as irrelevant, is absurd.)

Son of babyman

So I’m looking through an old issue of Spy Magazine from 1989, and I notice this:

 And I’m struck by the similarity of a certain klan kissing knome to a psychopath who said he was killing young people who were necking in cars because the demon in a dog told him to do it.

David Berkowitz is the guy who was arrested as Son of Sam for the .44 caliber killings:

So who looks more like the guy in the police sketch? The psychopath (below) or the sociopath (above)?

The bigoted leprechaun and fragile egos

America’s attorney general and model for a white sheet clad garden gnome, Jeffrey Beauregard Sessions III did this today:

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is just a few public appearances away from demanding we bend the knee (and not in the protesting way), I can feel it.

On Tuesday, the Justice Department head gave a speech at Georgetown University’s law school, in which he tried out some shockingly bad propaganda on the invite-only audience, claiming, for instance that universities are attacking free speech. “The American university was once the center of academic freedom, a place of robust debate, a forum for the competition of ideas,” Sessions told the crowd. “But it is transforming into an echo chamber of political correctness and homogenous thought, a shelter for fragile egos.”

This coming from a delicate lily of the valley who got the vapors when California Sen. Camilla Harris asked him questions in his confirmation hearing:

“Why fiddle dee dee. I have such a delicate constitution and can’t possibly respond to your aggressive query. Lawdy, Lawdy, whatever am I going to do?!?! Somebody please bring me my smelling salts.”