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Major political win for lunatic Christian judge Roy Moore

Major political win for lunatic Christian judge Roy Moore

Roy Moore, 70, a former State Supreme Court chief justice and firebrand evangelical Christian, defeated Senator Luther Strange yesterday in the Republican runoff to fill the United States Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, now the Attorney General.

Moore, known as “the Ten Commandments Judge” will face the Democratic nominee, Doug Jones, a former United States attorney, in the general election on December 12.

In an opinion piece published last year, Al.com wrote:

We must recognize Moore for what he is – a two-bit politician wrapped in judicial robes, a grasper and attention-seeker with delusions of grandeur, a man who desperately wants to be Alabama’s governor and who has seriously considered himself as qualified to be president of these United States.

And it ran this cartoon:

Here, according to Al.com, what you need to know about the Alabama Senate GOP nominee:

• The victory is the latest chapter in Moore’s career, which began after he graduated the University of Alabama School of Law and returned to his hometown of Gadsden as an attorney. He made several unsuccessful political attempts – as well as spending time as a kickboxer and cowboy in the Australian Outback – before being appointed and later winning election to the circuit judgeship in Etowah County, Alabama. His election marked the first time a Republican had won a county-wide race since Reconstruction.

• After assuming the circuit judge bench, Moore had hung a homemade Ten Commandments plaque on the wall of his courtroom. Defendants in his court later complained about the religious display, as well as Moore’s practice of beginning the sessions with prayer. The ACLU sued Moore, who remained defiant against later court orders to remove the plaque.

• After gaining national attention for his stand on the Ten Commandments, Moore was urged to run for Chief Justice of the state Supreme Court, going on to defeat Associate Justice Harold See in the GOP primary and Democratic challenger Sharon Yates in the general election. He was sworn in on January 15, 2001.

• After taking office, Moore installed a 5,280-pound granite block that featured Constitutional quotes and two large tablets with the ten Commandments outside the state Judicial Building. The move prompted a lawsuit from the ACLU and the Southern Poverty Law Center, among other groups, which Moore dismissed saying the ten Commandments were the “moral foundation of U.S. law” and therefore appropriate in a judicial setting.

• Court rulings later ordered Moore to remove the monument, though he remained defiant. Alabama’s Supreme Court voted to overrule Moore’s decision to disobey the court order and a complaint against him was filed with the Alabama Court of Judiciary. The COJ issued a unanimous ruling that Moore had violated the Canons of Judicial Ethics by defying the ruling and ordered the Chief Justice be removed from office in November 2003. The decision was upheld through several appeals.

• Moore sought the Republican nomination for Alabama governor in 2006 but lost to eventual winner Bob Riley. He ran for governor again in 2010, but placed fourth in the GOP primary.

• His next bid – this time to return as Chief Justice in 2013 – was successful. Moore was again elected in 2013 but served only three years before being suspended again, this time for directing probate judges to continue to enforce the state’s ban on same-sex marriage despite a US Supreme Court ruling. Moore appealed his removal but then opted to resign and announced he was running for the Senate to replace Jeff Sessions, who had been named US Attorney General.

Hat tip: AgentCormac and BarrieJohn

27 responses to “Major political win for lunatic Christian judge Roy Moore”

  1. AgentCormac says:

    Moore believes in the supremacy of his christian god over the Constitution, that his god is the only source of law, liberty and government, that homosexuality is ‘an inherent evil against which children must be protected’ and has compared it to bestiality. What’s not to like?

  2. L.Long says:

    More importantly…it shows that alaDAMNbama is filled with psychotic aholes like him as he got elected. Or the person he was running against is a bigger piece of shit than he is!

  3. barriejohn says:

    Just when you thought that things couldn’t get any worse…

  4. Broga says:

    Trump, with these religious nutters, is wrecking the USA. When you think of America you now have before you the image of the ridiculous ego maniac Trump and thousands of religious bigots who think their fictional god made them the choicest of humanity.

  5. barriejohn says:

    Obviously, not everyone is as appalled as we are by this news:

    https://youtu.be/RQwfbw7udwQ

    Yee – hah!!!

  6. Broga says:

    I suppose Trump didn’t want Moore because he would be a strong competitor in the “Crazy Politicians’ Arena.”

  7. AgentCormac says:

    And now Trump is deleting the tweets he made in support of the guy that Moore beat. Does he seriously think that no one will remember who he backed? Having said which, one can only speculate on the intelligence of the orange idiot’s supporters.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41417279

  8. barriejohn says:

    AC: I was just about to post that link myself, after sitting down to dinner and shuffling through BBC text. Talk about “fake news”; he’s now expecting everyone to buy the story that he backed the winning candidate all along, because Trump, of course, never backs losers!

  9. AgentCormac says:

    @barriejohn
    The irony is that Trump and truly loathsome bastards such as Steve Bannon actually invented so-called ‘fake news’. They really did. But somehow they pulled off this incredible smoke-and-mirrors deception that made it look like the mainstream media was to blame. And now, seemingly, no one knows who they can trust for information. Incredible. Organisations, in particular Facebook, are only just waking up to (or admitting to) the role they played in allowing ‘fake news’ to influence the 2016 US election.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41355903

    It has been a total con from the start and it will take years to get the cork back in the bottle so that bigots like Moore, Bannon and Trump can be swept back under the carpet, at best.

    This president has set back US equality, in all its many forms, by a generation at least. And what the feck was Nigel Farage doing at a Roy Moore rally? Alt-right? Alt-effing wrong!

  10. barriejohn says:

    AC: And here’s Bannon at Alabama.

    https://youtu.be/wXTO_G6cF2E

    The comments tell you all you need to know about America now:

    Love Judge Moore and Bannon . Trump played the media like a fiddle

    Brannon is a thinker a patriot and a clever strategists who knows whose side he is on. The winning side – is the conservative side, God’s side.

    Steve Bannon, you pinched my favourite saying about the Brexit remoaners. I said all the way through the campaign that they seemed to know the price of everything and the value of nothing and YES the same is true across the elites of the world.

    Not the fucking “elite” again! The future looks very black indeed.

  11. Broga says:

    Something bad has happened. The bad is that with the lunatics in charge of the internet asylum they have fucked up people’s brains. So we base what we conclude on what we think is rational but it is based on something fake which corrupts the supposed rationality.

    Where do we go from here? – to hell and we ain’t coming back.

  12. barriejohn says:

    Broga: It’s like religion again. Facts and reason don’t come into it; they want it to be true, and need it to be true, so for them it MUST be true. The wild-eyed, fanatical, OTT enthusiasm, out of all proportion to what is being said, gives the game away.

  13. AgentCormac says:

    @ barriejohn
    Interesting that the first issue Bannon mentions in that speech you linked to is immigration. Broga’s right, something bad has happened. Really bad.

  14. 1859 says:

    If the world survives the next few years, some way needs to be found whereby the democratic process can filter out those unfit for public office or any position of political power. It is surely some flaw of democracy that allows the Hitlers, bigots, racists and megalomaniacs of this world to win power and place all of humanity at grave risk. Maybe a meritocracy isn’t such a bad idea, I don’t know, but it was a democratic vote that allowed Hitler to seize power and now we have the disgusting spectacle of Trump calling black sports stars ‘sons of bitches’ because they protest the racist overtones falling from Trump’s big mouth. Shit how I loath the man.

  15. barriejohn says:

    @1859: It was really the right-wing “elite” (especially that idiot Von Papen) who put Hitler in power, thinking that they could control him. The Nazi star was waning when he was propelled into office, and his power grab when Hindenburg died was breathtaking. However, even if elections and plebiscites were rigged, he did gain enormous popularity subsequently (while he was winning!), even amongst those who despised him. Strange.

  16. barriejohn says:

    It’s all happening today. Paul (Mr Fake News) Horner has died of a drug overdose (maybe accidental):

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41422827

  17. barriejohn says:

    Facebook is now “anti-Trump”:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-41423082

    And look up the latest on Jared “I can use private servers but Hillary can’t” Kushner for yourself. You couldn’t make it up!

  18. Broga says:

    barriejohn: Re Kushner – an aspect of the “bad” thing that has happened is the shamelessness of the scum that have now seized power. In the past, with all its defects, there was still room for shame and embarrassment. Now the Trumpites just make up an outrageous rule for themselves which they condemn in others but say does not apply to them.

    Our religious leaders, the supposed moral arbiters, are keeping quiet on all this.

  19. 1859 says:

    @Broga: It is the very anonymity of the internet which is destroying the internet – certainly destroying its credibility. No-one knows what to believe or who to believe.Truth and lies are becoming more and more indistinguishable by the day. How do you – or anyone on this site – know I’m not some crypto-facist, homophobic cat-lick who is diligently faking an atheist worldview? You don’t. I personally do not have a Farcebook account because, not only do I find the trivial chatter totally boring, but, in the anonymous universe of the internet, I don’t know who or what to trust. I know for many these are the views of a dinosaur but the arrival of ‘fake news’ may prove to be the meteor that reduces the internet to the status of a fossil.

  20. Broga says:

    1859: I don’t have a Facebook account either. Here is what seems to be fake news which took me in totally. I was outraged at the description by the parents of the student who was returned from North Korea where he was imprisoned. They said he had been tortured and had his “teeth rearranged”. The impression was of their son being tortured until he was on the point of death.

    I believed what they said. Trump was soon on the bandwagon accusing North Korea of torture. (A bit rich in view of Guantanomo and Trump’s enthusiasm for torture). I read this morning that a coroner found no signs of torture on the body. There were no signs of damage to the teeth.

    So, what happens now? Any retraction from parents or Trump? Will they challenge the coroner? Probably not. Who has been deceived here? What is the truth?

  21. barriejohn says:

    Broga: Here’s that report.

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/28/otto-warmbier-torture-north-korea-coroner

    According to Trump he was “tortured beyond belief”, yet he had NO evidence of that fact. What sort of a person are we dealing with here?

  22. AgentCormac says:

    @barriejohn
    It seems also that Kushner has registered in New York to vote as a woman (no, I’m not making it up). This isn’t the first paperwork cock-up he’s made and is rather embarrassing given Trump’s repeated allegations of election rigging.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/09/27/jared-kushner-registered-to-vote-as-a-woman-its-not-his-first-paperwork-mistake/?hpid=hp_hp-more-top-stories-2_fix-jared-830pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.38b930b1e454

  23. barriejohn says:

    AC: That’s what I meant when I said “look up the latest for yourself”. I’m speechless!

  24. Broga says:

    barriejohn: “She said that his body was in surprisingly good condition for someone who had reportedly been bedridden for more than a year. Her office’s report said his body appeared “well-nourished”.

    This is also interesting from the coroner. So what is going on? Dirty tricks being used to manipulate the way the contemptible Trump wants his followers to think. Isn’t time our religious PM had something to say? Or the senior church leaders?

  25. barriejohn says:

    Broga: We all know that Trump is dying to drop a bomb on N. Korea to wipe it from the face of the earth. That will make him look REALLY powerful. He claimed the other day that all previous administrations had left him with a “mess” to clear up. What a prick! Hillary is right; he is worse than we could possibly have imagined, though his supporters think that he can walk on water and will believe almost any old bullshit. Just listen to a bit more Brodel, if you can bear it:

    https://youtu.be/d-iOdThW2Dc

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