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Lib Media Accuses AL Republican Roy Moore of Illicit Advances on 14-Yr-Old in 1979 – 4 Decades Ago => Moore Denies Charges

GatewayPundit - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 20:03

Alabama Judge Roy Moore won the Republican senate primary to replace Jeff Sessions in September.

Judge Moore is a conservative favorite. Establishment Republicans fear him.

On Thursday the far left Washington Post accused Judge Moore of dating a 14 year-old girl in 1979.

Leigh Corfman says she was 14 years old when an older man approached her outside a courtroom in Etowah County, Ala. She was sitting on a wooden bench with her mother, they both recall, when the man introduced himself as Roy Moore.

It was early 1979 and Moore — now the Republican nominee in Alabama for a U.S. Senate seat — was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney. He struck up a conversation, Corfman and her mother say, and offered to watch the girl while her mother went inside for a child custody hearing.

“He said, ‘Oh, you don’t want her to go in there and hear all that. I’ll stay out here with her,’ ” says Corfman’s mother, Nancy Wells, 71. “I thought, how nice for him to want to take care of my little girl.”

Judge Moore denied the accusations and blamed the seedy Democrat Party in Alabama.

The Heavy reported:

“These allegations are completely false and are a desperate political attack by the National Democrat Party and the Washington Post on this campaign.” Moore also called the story “the very definition fake news.”

According to the Code of Alabama 1975 list of rules (Section 13A-6-69.1) it was a crime to have sex with a minor 12 or under.

In Parks v. State, 565 So. 2d 1265 (Ala. Crim. App. 1990), the Court interpreted the language of the statute, declaring that “a female 16 years of age is technically not a “child,” but is one capable of consenting to sexual intercourse.”

The legal age of consent was later raised to 16 in Alabama.

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FAIL: PETA’s early attempt at Thanksgiving dinner shame gets hilariously carved up

Twitchy - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 19:55

With Thanksgiving coming up in a couple of weeks, PETA’s annual lectures are getting cooked up and served:

Turkeys don't belong on your #Thanksgiving table. pic.twitter.com/5eRgaI4ZXY

— PETA (@peta) November 9, 2017

PETA might need a safe space to hide from some of the replies:

I took time to read read all the replies. #peta should too. Good job meat eaters…

— Jimmy (@jwlmd2000) November 9, 2017

That PETA tweet backfired badly:

Yea they belong on a plate, and stuffed with bread and drizzled with gravy

— Nicholas Lozano (@BluprintNICK) November 9, 2017

Well sure not raw https://t.co/ISy184TVUN

— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) November 9, 2017

Agreed. Turkey should be in your regular diet throughout the year. Prime Rib is better for #Thanksgiving. https://t.co/WPBu8YxppF

— Trump Facts (@Real_TrumpFacts) November 9, 2017

Hunt your own wild turkey. Problem solved. https://t.co/Mvyhd2cCR3

— Anthony Abides (@AnthonyAbides) November 9, 2017

So y’all really think you can eliminate turkey from thanksgiving pic.twitter.com/efADgxAxoJ

— Dean Gallegos (@DeanGallegos4) November 9, 2017

Then where am I supposed to eat them, off the floor? https://t.co/kJCAH0t6OQ

— Wyld Stalyn (@WyldStalyn5150) November 9, 2017

You're right. Turkey's belong on a giant silver plate, surrounded by mash potatoes, gravy, deer meat, chicken, pumpkin pie, squash, Lemonade, sweet potato pie, eggnog, corn, meatloaf, collard greens, cranberry sauce, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, deviled eggs, sweet tea, beans.. https://t.co/A3DPNTrDrn

— Patty Politics (@youngblackcon) November 9, 2017

Thank you, PETA, for making me want to eat even more turkey on #Thanksgiving. https://t.co/iV6WjeYpbV

— NASCAR Guy (@MegaDriver86) November 9, 2017

Maybe so, maybe no. But they belong in sammiches to get me through to Christmas when we slaughter the pig. Mm mm, pork. https://t.co/dHEnhc8cXR

— Catfish Rex of Troy (@BoonaticRex) November 9, 2017

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— Travis Roper (@roper_travis) November 9, 2017

True. It tastes like wet napkins. Beef is better. https://t.co/v1h1C5fjlz

— Mo Mo (@molratty) November 9, 2017

Correct, it belongs on my plate, properly carved, with a side of mashed potatoes and gravy. https://t.co/n2HYmlyYpf

— John Ryan McGehee (@JRyanMcGehee) November 9, 2017

I'm in the mood for some turkey now

— Joe Hash (@Im_The_one43) November 9, 2017

They belong in your belly.

Because they are stupid and delicious.

Unlike PETA, which is just stupid. https://t.co/TpGpPrDWKC

— Warlord Ralts (@TimWillard3) November 9, 2017

I disagree pic.twitter.com/buOHkZrqlP

— Foghorn Leghorn (@FoghornBLeghorn) November 9, 2017

Truth. Turkey is is a low tier meat. Pigs, chickens, and cows are tastier. https://t.co/yxbGeROseu

— Neil Stevens (@presjpolk) November 9, 2017

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— Howard Roark Laughed (@Major_Skidmark) November 9, 2017

Who’s hungry?

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Pelosi: You Can Almost Hear Leadership Of Chinese Government Laughing At Trump

RealClear - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 19:53
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi opened her press conference Thursday saying we're all waiting for the next version of the Republican tax reform proposal that "will rip off the middle class." She called it a "tax scam" that isn't written for the middle class but instead for wealthy donors. Pelosi also took a shot at President Trump for comments he made overseas about the U.S. trade deficit with China. "In the meantime, it was curious to see President Trump in China. Candidate Trump said that what's happening in China trade was the greatest theft in the history of the world," Pelosi said. "And yesterday, he said our trade deficit with China, which as huge, is not China's fault." "You can almost hear the leadership of the Chinese government laughing, from China to America. Maybe you can feel it coming through the ground, because, if you dig a hole here, you will reach China. But the reverberation is so appalling," Pelosi said. Pelosi also said Republicans should be "very, very worried" about their political future. HOUSE MINORITY LEADER NANCY PELOSI: OK. Good afternoon, everyone. They're all awaiting the next version of how Republicans in the House of Representatives will rip off the middle class in our country. In the meantime, it was curious to see President Trump in China. Candidate Trump said that what's happening in China trade was the greatest theft in the history of the world. And yesterday, he said our trade deficit with China, which as huge, is not China's fault. You can almost hear the leadership of the Chinese government laughing, from China to America. Maybe you can feel it coming through the ground, because, if you dig a hole here, you will reach China. But the reverberation is so appalling... And, as I said yesterday -- was that yesterday (ph) -- while the president is there with his entourage of CEOs, cutting deals, the Republicans in Congress are here giving those same corporations, those same CEOs, CEO-led (sic) companies, a tax break to shift jobs overseas. And that's why it's no wonder that Gary Cohn -- and I'll read it -- Gary Cohn today said, "the most exciting group -- excited group out there being big CEOs, about our tax plan." Gary Cohn: The most excited group out there are big CEOs, about our tax plan. Representative Chris Collins, this week, said, "My donors are basically saying, 'Get it done, or don't ever call me again.'" Senator Lindsey Graham said the financial contributions will stop if the tax scam (ph) fails. I said "the tax scam"? Fails. The GOP tax scam isn't written for the middle class. It's written for the wealthy donors, and corporations shipping jobs overseas. And these three -- these two -- one adviser to the president, one House member and one Senate member spoke truth. The people who are happiest about this are the CEOs. But the other truth is 38 million households, middle- class households, are facing a Republican tax hike -- 38 million households. So, while they say this is for the middle class, it is not. And now we understand that the Senate version of the tax plan is reported to have eliminated -- in other words, they are keeping the full SALT deduction elimination in the plan. So, whatever -- the Republicans in the House thought they would throw out (ph) a few crumbs to some of their members to get them to walk the plank, that is not what is in the Senate bill. So it's a -- it's really a stunning thing. It is -- if they think that this is the bill that they must pass in order to stay in power, they have it all wrong. The public is hearing the truth. The public is paying attention. You saw what happened in Virginia. They should be worried -- very, very worried. And now we're very worried about what they might have in their alternative. We're very proud of the leadership of our Ways and Means Dems, led by Richie Neal of Massachusetts. I'm pleased to yield to him.

Men open up about the pressures of being male

Daily Mail - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 19:53
A new video from Gillette shows men speaking up about the pressures of being male as research study suggests that half of men find it difficult to open up about their feelings.

MATT DRUDGE: Zucker ‘Out’ at CNN Due to Abysmal Ratings, ‘Personal’ Feud with Trump

GatewayPundit - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 19:45

Matt Drudge, founder of the highly influential Drudge Report said on Thursday that Jeff Zucker is out at CNN due to abysmal ratings and personal feud with President Trump.

“Jeff Zucker out either way at CNN, primetime ratings abysmal. Feud with President Trump too personal and ridiculous…” tweeted Matt Drudge on Thursday.

Jeff Zucker out either way at CNN, primetime ratings abysmal. Feud with President Trump too personal and ridiculous…

— MATT DRUDGE (@DRUDGE) November 9, 2017

Rumors have been swirling recently about Zucker’s departure from CNN.

Zucker was named president of CNN back in 2012. He came under fire after CNN published a false story about Trump’s camp and their connections to Russia which resulted in a huge retraction and firing three employees.

James O’Keefe also caught CNN producers undercover admitting the Russian collusion story is ‘bullsh*t’ and Zucker only pushes the false narrative for ratings.

CNN’s Van Jones was also caught calling the Russian collusion hoax a ‘nothing burger’.

Re-runs of Yogi Bear and Judge Judy have better ratings than CNN. It looks like people are sick of the constant Trump bashing and fake news.

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Bad vibes: House Judiciary Chair Bob Goodlatte to retire

Hot Air - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 19:41

There’s less to this than meets the eye. But the optics of a powerful Republican from Virginia quitting 48 hours after a blue wave in his home state will send shivers down the spines of other House members about what might be coming in 2018.

Goodlatte’s just 65 years old, practically a teenager by congressional standards. Why quit?

For the past 25 years, it has been my honor to represent the Sixth Congressional District of Virginia. I cannot begin to express how blessed I am to have had the opportunity to serve and take part in the great experiment of self-government envisioned by our Founders. It has been a labor of love to work countless hours and travel endless miles on the roads of our District for a quarter of a century.

Every two years, Maryellen and I sat down to discuss whether to run again or not. When we discussed the 2018 election, the conversation ended a little differently than in past years. After much contemplation and prayer, we decided it was the right time for me to step aside and let someone else serve the Sixth District. I will not seek re-election. With my time as Chairman of the Judiciary Committee ending in December 2018, this is a natural stepping-off point and an opportunity to begin a new chapter of my career and spend more time with my family, particularly my granddaughters.

Aha. He’s not term-limited as a congressman, of course, but he is term-limited as a committee bigshot. Thanks to a rule passed by the House GOP in 1994 on the eve of their “Contract With America” takeover, Republicans who chair House committees are limited to six years before they have to give up their gavel. Goodlatte has chaired the Judiciary Committee since 2013 and thus was destined to return to being a backbencher in the next Congress. No thanks, he’s decided. He’s going out on top.

But wait. Given the power of Tuesday night’s Democratic wave in his backyard, could it be that he was worried he’d be unseated next November if he ran again? Better to retire and not have to face the anxiety and potential ignominy of being rejected by his constituents. Take a look at the Northam/Gillespie map, though, and you’ll realize there’s nothing to that theory. Goodlatte’s district is very safely red.

#VAGov vote by Congressional District. Northam wins by 9%, carries 6 of 11 districts. pic.twitter.com/qyqRQp43e6

— J. Miles Coleman (@JMilesColeman) November 8, 2017

He represents the 6th District, which Ed Gillespie won by a tidy 22 points. Only the 9th is redder in Virginia. Goodlatte would have won easily had he run again.

If there’s a 2018 tea leaf to be read in this, it’s the possibility that Goodlatte feared being not just a backbencher in the new Congress but a backbencher in the minority of a House led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi. He’s the 10th House Republican since the start of September to announce his retirement and the third this week alone, joining Ted Poe and Frank LoBiando. Four other House Republicans announced their intentions to retire earlier this year. The good news is that many of the retirees hold safe seats: There’s Goodlatte himself, Poe, Lamar Smith, Jeb Hensarling, and several others. (Smith and Hensarling are also about to run into the six-year term limit problem in chairing their own committees.) Not all do, however, and needless to say, even a safe seat is much less safe when it’s being defended by a no-name newbie nominee instead of an incumbent who’s held it for 20+ years. A strong Democratic wave is unlikely to reach Smith’s and Hensarling’s seats in Texas but it could certainly reach one like LoBiando’s in New Jersey and many other light red districts. And the portents from Tuesday night are likely to push some House Republicans who were on the fence about retiring into taking the plunge. Paul Ryan and the NRCC will spend the next two months on the phone pleading with incumbents to stay put. The Virginia wipeout made that harder.

Here’s Steve Bannon, who was touting Gillespie a few days ago as a test case in whether “Trumpism without Trump” could be victorious, now insisting that Gillespie never really embraced the Trump program. All successes flow from emulating Trump, all failures flow from not emulating Trump enough.

The post Bad vibes: House Judiciary Chair Bob Goodlatte to retire appeared first on Hot Air.

Net-a-Porter's 2017 fantasy gifts include a new wardrobe

Daily Mail - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 19:30
Luxury shopping site Net-a-Porter has just released its 2017 gift guide, which includes three very pricey gifts: a new wardrobe, a Handbag of the Month subscription, and Shoe of the Week subscription.

Californian man 'stomps couple's Maltese to death'

Daily Mail - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 19:28
Seth Estrada (inset), 22, of California, was charged with animal cruelty Tuesday after he allegedly stomped his girlfriend's grandparent's dog, Rain (pictured) to death.

Doctors bring dead heart back to life using pioneering box

Daily Mail - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 19:27
A team from Manchester's Wythenshawe Hospital used 'heart in a box' technology. They successfully used it to save Anthony Anderson, 58, from Swinton. It could save more lives.

Report: Moore accused of sexual contact with 14-year old

TownHall - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 19:22
WASHINGTON (AP) — An Alabama woman says Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for next month's U.S. Senate election, made inappropriate advances and had sexual contact with her when she was 14, according to a Washington Post story Thursday. The Senate's GO

CORRECTS: Senate GOP leader says Alabama's Moore should step aside if report of sexual contact with underage teen true

TownHall - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 19:20
WASHINGTON (AP) — CORRECTS: Senate GOP leader says Alabama's Moore should step aside if report of sexual contact with underage teen true. (Corrects APNewsAlert to reflect that reports involves sexual contact)

America's 'Retail Apocalypse' Is Really Just Beginning (Bloomberg)

Memeorandum - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 19:20

Bloomberg:
America's ‘Retail Apocalypse’ Is Really Just Beginning  —  The so-called retail apocalypse has become so ingrained in the U.S. that it now has the distinction of its own Wikipedia entry.  —  The industry's response to that kind of doomsday description has included blaming the media for hyping …

AT&T vs. Justice: Behind the dispute over Time Warner deal

TownHall - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 19:19
NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T says it's ready to fight the government for its $85 billion Time Warner deal if it has to. The Justice Department's objections surprised many on Wall Street.The objections also raised red flags for those who worry that t

Louis CK film premiere cancelled ahead of NY Times story

Daily Mail - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 19:18
The premiere for Louis C.K's new film 'I Love You Daddy' has been cancelled just hours before the director and star of the film was set to walk the red carpet on Thursday.

Russia Twitter trolls deflected Trump bad news

Daily Mail - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 19:16
Disguised Russian agents on Twitter rushed to deflect scandalous news about Donald Trump just before the presidential election, as the Access Hollywood tape came out, the Associated Press found.

NFL expects Goodell contract extension to be finalized soon

TownHall - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 19:15
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL expects a five-year contract extension with Commissioner Roger Goodell to be finalized soon, despite a threatened lawsuit by Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said Thursday that "our expectation

FEMA Offers To Send Puerto Ricans To The US Mainland

Newsy - Thu, 11/09/2017 - 19:15

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency is offering to take Puerto Ricans displaced after Hurricane Maria to New York or Florida. But many don't seem interested.

FEMA's Transitional Sheltering Assistance program helps displaced residents find short-term housing while their homes are repaired. Because Puerto Rico has few options available, the agency says it's willing to cover the cost to send residents to hotels or motels on the U.S. mainland.

FEMA says it will provide transportation to and from the island, as well as pay for the cost of short-term housing.

A FEMA federal coordinating officer told CBS the agency spoke with 300 families about the program Tuesday. Just 1 in 10 were interested.

SEE MORE: Puerto Rico Will End Controversial Contract With Montana Energy Firm

More than 100,000 people have reportedly already left Puerto Rico for Florida since Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. territory in September.

Although conditions have improved, as of Thursday, roughly 12 percent of those in Puerto Rico still don't have water, and more than half the island is still without power.

FEMA says it could take several weeks to figure out the logistics for the displaced residents who accept its offer.

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