Archive for December 12th, 2017

December 12th, 2017 - 9:28 pm § in Politics

Moore refuses to concede

But Alabama law requires an automatic recount only if an election is within 0.5%, and Doug Jones’ election-night lead over Moore is three times that much. The Alabama secretary of state said it’s very unlikely that Jones “is not the winner.” Recounts can change a few dozen or[...]

December 12th, 2017 - 8:38 pm § in Misc.

Miracles Happen


December 12th, 2017 - 8:36 pm § in Politics

Alabama enters the 21st century

The Crimson State’s voters decided, by a slim margin, that character matters more than party or ideology. Doug Jones (D) 673,236 49.9% Roy Moore (R) 652,300 48.4% 99% of votes in  [...]

December 12th, 2017 - 3:38 pm § in Donald Trump

“I never met her”

One of Trump’s accusers is Natasha Stoynoff, a former correspondent for People magazine, who says Trump pushed her against a wall and forced his tongue down her throat. After Trump called her a liar, and claimed he’s never met her, People published this photo of Stoynoff posing with Trum[...]

December 12th, 2017 - 1:48 pm § in Politics

Tomi Lahren being Tomi Lahren

Comment: Tomi Lahren, 25, has been described as a “rising star” of conservative media. (She’s also been called a “rightwing bimbo”; this video shows why.) A South Dakota native, she’s a college graduate with a B.A. in journalism and political science (from the Uni[...]

December 12th, 2017 - 1:00 pm § in Politics, Religion

Raw Story’s sexual predator roundup

“Republican Kentucky state Rep. Dan Johnson, who once compared the Obama family to monkeys … , has been accused of sexual assault by a woman who attended his church four years ago when she was only 17 years old.” (Stories here and here.) Update: Mr. Johnson (left, in photo) commi[...]

December 12th, 2017 - 11:54 am § in Politics

The horse he rode in on

Channeling Vlad Putin, Roy Moore rode a horse to his polling place this morning. It didn’t take very long for wags to dub him “Sleazy Rider.” As Ronald Reagan, if he were still with us, might say: “Roy, you’re no Lone Ranger!” Read story here and watch video below[...]

December 12th, 2017 - 11:38 am § in Misc.

Photo of dog at vet after eating pot brownie


December 12th, 2017 - 10:26 am § in Jews, Misc.

First Night of Hanukkah

  The real history of Hanukkah’s origins is more complicated. It is as much the tale of a Jewish civil war as it is about successful resistance against foreign interlopers. Daniel Marans, HUFFINGTON POST  What’s more, the miracle of oil ― the inspiration for most of the contemporary hol[...]

December 12th, 2017 - 10:10 am § in Misc.

THE Ave Challenge: How much did this cost?

A. $1,000,000 B. $50,000 C. $1000 D. $200 E. $25[...]