Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Roy Moore Narrowly Loses in Alabama, Don Trump Says He Was Right With An Exclamation Point and Don't Think Democrats Have Turned the Corner

The MSNBC talking heads were jubilant late last night and early this morning as former U.S. Attorney, Doug Jones pulled off an upset of massive proportions in Alabama. Well, sort of massive.

It's true Alabama hadn't elected a democrat to the United States Senate since 1992 and that guy, Richard Shelby, was so conservative he switched to the republican party in 1994. Unfortunately it's also true, Roy Moore, despite being the craziest right wing fucker this side of conspiracy hawker Alex Jones came within 1.5% points of winning the seat vacated by Jeff Sessions last year.

Indeed, it wasn't Moore's personal politics which cost him the election. Alabama republicans were fine with him getting removed from the bench twice for refusing to uphold the laws of the land, saying on tape the nation would be better off without every constitutional amendment after number 10, then claiming the last time America was great was during the era of slavery. That shit actually worked for them. No, it was only after multiple women came forward revealing he had a history of predatory sexual behavior so ghastly it would make Caligula shrink in horror that his campaign began to flounder.

The GOP establishment quickly blamed the entire election debacle on Steve Bannon. Matt Drudge went so far as to say Luther Strange, the short time incumbent who Moore beat in the primaries, would have won last night in a landslide. He's correct. Strange would have, but he couldn't get to the general election, thanks to Moore and, at least in part, Bannon.

Josh Holmes, former chief of staff to Mitch McConnell went further in a tweet. He posted, "Before we get to the results, I'd just like to thank Steve Bannon for showing us how to lose the reddest state in the union and Governor Ivey for the opportunity to make this national embarrassment a reality."

Ivey, who replaced disgraced Alabama Governor Robert Bentley--yes, it was another sex scandal--moved the election up from November of next year to last night. Holmes theory apparently is given another year in the senate, Strange would have solidified his chops as a true conservative, distanced himself from Bentley, who appointed him, and, of course, been able to vote for the GOP's nefarious tax plan.

Donald J. Trump managed to lend his support to not one, but two Losers in the race. During the campaign he backed Strange to the point of making a personal appearance for him. After Strange lost the primary runoff, El Donald began a slow, but inexorable shift to Moore. By last week Trump was all in, actively endorsing the judge through Twitter, public statements, and robocalls which flooded the phone lines in Alabama.

Today, in the face of defeat, Trump being Trump, tweeted, "I said Roy Moore will not be able to win the General Election. I was right! Roy worked hard, but the deck was stacked against him!"

God, don't you just love those exclamation points.

Doug Jones won the election by 20,715 votes out of 1,344,406 cast. Trump later hinted it was the write in votes which cost Moore the senate seat. He is partly right. There were 22,819 write in ballots, at least one of which went for Alabama football coach Nick Saban.

In the end though, besides preying on teen aged girls, Moore exposed another dark side of  himself to a potent demographic through sheer stupidity. When the charges of sexual misconduct hit the fan his initial response was to send an attorney named Trenton Garmon on two different cable networks to counter them. It took only minutes during both appearances for Moore's representative to prove himself a grinning, high energy, racist clod.

Garmon's vile buffoonery and the whole America hasn't been great since slavery thing wasn't lost on black Alabamans. Yesterday they represented 30% of the total number of voters. Doug Jones, who had successfully prosecuted two KKK members for the bombing of a black church which killed four young girls, got 96% of their vote. The same CNN exit poll showed 98% of black women voted for the democrat. Those numbers are higher than Barack H. Obama's were when he was on the ballot in Alabama during two presidential elections.

It is tempting for hard core progressives to dance in the streets today. But let's face it, Alabama didn't elect Bernie Sanders, or Elizabeth Warren to the senate. Even if Doug Jones wanted to emulate them, which is doubtful, he can't because he is up for re-election in three short years. The simple reality of self preservation dictates he not go all "Dilly Dilly" when the liberal stein of ale is served at the senate bar.

Yes, democrats won a battle yesterday in what is normally hostile territory. Just don't think they, or the country have turned some magical corner. That one is still way down the street in this gruesome age of Trump and trailer park fascism.

sic vita est


Friday, December 8, 2017

Who Needs Drugs in the Age of Trump?

When it comes to politics in this age of Trump, who needs drugs? That's right, why take acid when reality is far stranger than any chemically induced hallucination can ever be?

Take for example the case of republican congressman Trent Franks. He is resigning his Arizona seat because people began to question the ethics of a man who approached two of his female staffers to see if they'd be amenable to serving as gestational surrogates for he and his wife.

A media outlet in Arizona immediately called up former Maricopa County Sheriff, Joe Arpaio to see if he would be willing to fill the void. Arpaio, who was shopping at a deli for, "meat," when he took the call told the interviewer, Arizona and the nation was losing a great man in Franks, but no he wasn't interested in running for the house. However, Arpaio said, "I am seriously, seriously, seriously considering running for the U.S. senate..."

While Sheriff, Mr. Arpaio spent much of his time directing his deputies to pull over anyone who even faintly resembled being Hispanic in order to see if they were in the country illegally. After refusing to obey a court order instructing him to stop this racist shit, he was convicted of criminal contempt. Prior to his conviction and before Don Trump assumed office he had enlisted the help of a, "volunteer posse," whose sole aim was to prove Barack Obama was born somewhere, anywhere, but here in the United States. After the conviction Mr. Trump pardoned him in a public ceremony held at the same moment Hurricane Harvey was slamming into the Texas coast.

The good news is the pardon might be the last help the 85 year old Arpaio gets from The Big Orange Guy. Trump's main big money Political Action Committee is already backing Kelli Ward for the seat being vacated by Jeff Flake. Flake, as many know, is quitting the senate because he thinks Donald John Trump is not just a crude and unrepentant scam artist, but utterly nuts--well that and every recent poll shows Ward kicking his ass.

Down in Alabama a comment made in September by alleged pedophile and republican senate candidate, Roy Moore has resurfaced. Resurfaced because even though the Los Angeles Times reported it nearly three months ago, no one really paid any attention until now.

Hey, it's tough keeping track of a brief moment of absurdity in the middle of an avalanche of craziness.

At a Moore campaign rally one of the few African Americans in attendance asked the candidate something along the lines of, "When was the last time America was great?"

Moore said, "I think it was great at the time when families were united--even though we had slavery--they cared for one another. Our families were strong, our country had a direction."

Aside from the fact it's highly unlikely any family who was enslaved would consider things great, the direction our country was headed in, "at the time," was straight toward a fucking civil war. By its end somewhere between 620,000 to 700,000 Americans serving on both sides were either dead, or had been wounded.

Meanwhile, although not technically politics, word comes that one James Tracy has filed a suit against Florida Atlantic University. Tracy claims FAU illegally fired him from his teaching position in January,2016 because it didn't like what he was saying about the 2012 mass shooting in Newtown, CT.  The monstrous act, committed by Adam Lanza, left 20 elementary school students dead, along with six school staff, and the shooter's mother.

The FAU response (Go Owls!) is it fired, Tracy not because he continuously claims the nightmare at Sandy Hook School never happened, but that he refused to submit a form, required of every university employee which lists their outside activities. In addition Florida Atlantic says Tracy violated the school's rules by using university property and facilities to write and publish his blog plus produce a podcast.

Mr. Tracy first hit the headlines back in 2015 after he sent the parents of six year old murder victim, Noah Pozner a certified letter. In it he demanded that Lenny and Veronique Pozner, among other things, furnish him proof their son actually existed.

Yes, no drug could compete with this severe weirdness. Nor would you ever want to take one which might come close. At least I wouldn't, but then I'm not nearly as adventurous as I was 40, or 50 years ago.

But hey, that's just me.

sic vita est


Monday, December 4, 2017

Richard Nixon, John Dowd, Acid Flashbacks, Don Trump, and Roy Moore

When the President does it, that means it is not illegal.

Richard M. Nixon to David Frost, 1977.

The President cannot obstruct justice because he is the chief law enforcement officer and has every right to express his view of any case.

John Dowd, one of an ever growing number of lawyers representing Donald J. Trump in a recent interview.

Acid flashbacks, contrary to the dire warnings coming from those who have never actually done LSD, really are rare occurrences. However, sometimes you have a brush with something so bizarre, so straight from a twisted past experience, you have to wonder if you aren't in the throes of one.

The latest episode was triggered by the words of John Dowd. He was speaking in defense of a President who is on the cusp of making Dick Nixon's criminal behavior look like two bit shop lifting.

What started the latest uproar in the main stream press and among Trump doubters every where was, of course, a weekend tweet. It was posted by Trump's Twitter account, but there is some debate about who actually wrote it. The gist of the message--meant to distance El Don from former National Security Advisor, Mike Flynn--was that Flynn had been fired because, "he lied to the vice president and the FBI," about meetings with the Russian ambassador last December.


As with all comedy, slapstick to dark satire, timing is everything. Lying to the Vice President isn't a criminal act, although it's certainly a breach of trust and disloyal. That's why, according to Trump, then and now, Flynn was canned.

The trouble is, within a scant few hours of the firing, Trump was urging then FBI Director James Comey to drop the bureau's investigation into Flynn's nefarious activities. Comey says he refused and not long afterward, as we all know, he was also shown the door.

Unlike fibbing to the Vice President, lying to the FBI is a felony. One which Flynn just copped to. If Trump knew his national security advisor had committed that crime, which the tweet indicates he did, his leaning on Comey to stop the investigation and the subsequent firing of the director begins to look suspiciously like obstruction of justice.

The Big Orange Guy denies he ever put heat on Comey to drop the investigation, but Comey, followed the first rule of all professional bureaucrats. He covered his ass by documenting the entire meeting immediately after it happened.

John Dowd, besides the whole president can't obstruct justice thing, is now saying the incriminating tweet wasn't written by the boss at all--that he wrote it and he'd like to plead guilty to nothing more than poor composition.

If that is what happened at least one legal expert said the president's counsel should be disbarred for so carelessly exposing Mr. Trump to such charges. Brother Dowd shouldn't worry too much about getting cashiered from the legal profession though. That's because lawyers rarely get disbarred for lying on behalf of their client, hell it's expected of them. And, let's face it, everyone to the left of Steve Bannon is convinced it was Don at the keys that morning no matter what his attorney says.

Meanwhile, a CBS/YouGov poll of Alabama republicans shows 71% of them believe all the sordid accusations against Roy Moore, the GOP candidate for the U.S. Senate, are false. Huge majorities of those people think the whole affair was a frame job perpetrated by either the democrats, the national media, or both. 

To celebrate the news Trump tweeted, "Democrats refusal to give even one vote for massive Tax Cuts is why we need republican Roy Moore to win in Alabama. We need his vote on stopping crime, illegal immigrants, Border Wall, Military, Pro Life, VA, Judges, 2nd Amendment and more. No to Jones, a Pelosi/Schumer Puppet!"

That's right, fuck Moore's victims and full speed ahead with the agenda. 

Lock up your teenaged daughters Washington D.C, 'Ol Roy Boy is on his way.

sic vita est


Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Andrew Jackson, Donald Trump, Navajo Heros, Jaime Phillips, and The Washington Post

To Richard Milhous Nixon, who never let me down.

One of two dedications in a collection of Hunter S. Thompson's writings titled, "The Great Shark Hunt."

It's hard to know what Thompson would have thought, or written when it comes to Donald Trump, Judge Roy Moore, and the current line up of unrepentant criminals who pose as the alternative media. He checked out long before this band of Vandals sacked and burned the American political system and its moral underpinnings so thoroughly they make Dick Nixon look like Mahatma Gandhi.

The one thing we can be certain of is when Dr. Thompson was faced with evil he was never at a loss for words, or outrage--and neither should anyone else.

Yes, everything decent and civilized about the republic is coming unglued and it only took a year of Donald J. Trump for it to happen. Yesterday the gruesome clown, who is supposed to be the president of everyone in this nation, dragged three aged Navajo warriors into a room in the White House dominated by a painting of Andrew Jackson. Trump is a big fan of Jackson and seemed not to care ol' Hickory removed huge numbers of Native Americans from their homelands at the point of bayonets. The forced march west to what is now Oklahoma was filled with so much disease, deprivation, and death it became known as, "The Trail of Tears."

During the ceremony, which was to honor the World War II marines who served as code talkers, Trump--never able to restrain himself from insulting somebody--derisively referred to Senator Elizabeth Warren as Pocahontas. In the next breath he told one of the men, "..but I like you." At that point the only surprise was he didn't call the veteran, Chief, or Tonto.

Trump's cruel racist buffoonery overshadowed the Washington Post's revelation that an employee, or volunteer of an organization called, Project Veritas had tried to scam them into running an untrue story on Judge Roy Moore. The "sting," which was set up to discredit both the Post and Moore's female accusers, had been in the works since the day after the publication ran a story about the former Alabama supreme court judge's amorous advances toward a 14 year old girl.

Project Veritas was established by one James O'Keefe in 2010. It also employs a guy named Robert J. Halderman who is a former TV producer. Shortly after the group's founding, O'Keefe was convicted of a misdemeanor when he tried to gain access to a federal building with a fake ID and Halderman did six months in jail after he attempted to blackmail late night TV host David Letterman.

Impressed by the no holds barred enterprising spirit of the organization, a Trump charity donated $10,000 to Project Veritas during the heat of the 2016 presidential campaign. Not long afterward the candidate himself began to quote their, "in depth reporting," on professional demonstrators who were allegedly paid by the democrats.

The short version of the latest sordid tale goes this way. Immediately after the initial Post report about Moore's predatory behavior a reporter received an email from a woman who claimed she had some serious dirt on the republican senate candidate.

The Post says the woman, identified as Jaime Phillips, contacted Post journalist, Beth Reinhard with the offer of a story. A scant day later a right wing web site reported on a tweet from an account ID'd as @umpire43. It read, "A family friend in Alabama just told my wife that a WAPO reporter named Beth offered her $1,000 to accuse Roy Moore." The paper immediately denied it had offered anyone money. The entire twitter account, which was known for flights of alt right fantasy has since been deleted.

Alarm bells really began to go off as Ms. Phillips became overly edgy when Reinhard told her the Post would have to fact check her story and asked for documentation of what the woman alleged was an abortion demanded and paid for by Roy Moore when she was 15.

After insisting to speak to another Post journalist Ms. Phillips bolted from a second in person interview after she was confronted with proof she had established a Go Fund Me page. On the page she was asking for contributions to help her with expenses as she began a new career with an unnamed right wing news outlet dedicated to exposing the truth about the left wing.

The Post then details how two of its journalists followed Ms. Phillips after the second interview and witnessed her walking into the offices of Project Veritas. At last report her car remains in the parking lot there and James O'Keefe is refusing to answer any questions about her.

No one, including The Washington Post, knows if the Moore campaign was involved in the attempted scam, if Project Veritas was acting on its own, or was perhaps doing so at the behest of that chubby Nazi, Steve Bannon. My money is on Bannon, but it is highly doubtful we'll ever know for sure. 

Given past evidence it is pretty clear that even as these words are being typed desperate alt right minions are getting ready to portray Jaime Phillips as a left wing plant paid for by--you guessed it--The Washington Post.

The in depth story of the entire grotesque saga appeared on line at on Monday, 11-27-17 at 11:35pm.

Go read it and while you do, weep for the state of the union.

And yes, ladies and gentlemen, the bar is open.


Monday, November 27, 2017

Don Trump: Golf and Twitter in the Post Roger Ailes, Bill O'Reilly, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Charlie Rose, Al Franken, and John Conyers World

In 2016 when Donald J. Trump was running for office one of his most frequent criticisms of Barack Obama, besides that whole place of birth thing, was the president played too much golf. In fact at one point El Donald told us when he was president he wouldn't have time to play a lot of golf because he'd be too busy.

When he hit the first tee Sunday, for the fifth time over the Thanksgiving holiday, it was his 81st round of golf since his inauguration. For those keeping count that would be a little over three times more than Obama took to the links in his first ten months in office.

But, let's face it, surreal discrepancies between promises, facts, and what is actual reality have never been a problem for Don Trump. As one observer noted, when it comes to the current resident of the White House there is no right, or wrong, there is only winning and losing.

Between chip shots and improving his ball's lie (winter rules after all) Mr. Trump found his way onto Twitter in order to continue his attack on those parts of American free press he disagrees with, or at least the ones he feels are critical of him.

On Saturday he posted, "@FOX News MUCH more important in the United States than CNN, but outside the U.S. CNN International is still a major source of (FAKE) news and they represent our Nation to the WORLD very poorly. The outside world does not see the truth from them!"

Brother Trump didn't specify which truths the rest of the world weren't seeing. Perhaps he felt his side of the public feud he's been waging with that imminent threat to the nation's security, LaVar Ball has been lacking in coverage. Ball is the insufferable parent/non stop promoter of his basketball playing sons Lonzo, LaMelo, and LiAngelo. He drove Mr. Trump into a fury because he didn't appear grateful enough after the president bragged about getting LiAngelo out of a Chinese prison sentence for shop lifting. Yes, as we've seen time and time again, once the ego is pricked, no fight is too small, or petty for our man in the oval office.

On Sunday Mr. Trump tweeted, "Since the first day I took office all you hear is the phony democratic excuse for losing the election, Russia, Russia, Russia. Despite this I have the economy booming and have possibly done more than any 10 month President. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!"

The petulant tone of the message moved former Obama official, Preet Bharara to respond with his own tweet which read, "Marcia, Marcia, Marcia! The President of the United States is Jan Brady."

Today's message from the White House was, "We should have a contest as to which of the networks plus CNN and not including FOX is the most dishonest, corrupt, and/or distorted in its political coverage of your favorite President (me). They are all bad. Winner to receive FAKE NEWS TROPHY!"

In addition to this craziness the New York Times reports that on at least two different occasions in the past few months The Big Orange Guy has said privately the infamous, "Access Hollywood," tape was faked. It's the episode where he clearly boasted to TV personality Billy Bush that being rich and famous allowed him to grab women by their, "pussies," with impunity. The evidence he said the words is so utterly irrefutable, then candidate Trump immediately admitted to the repugnant conversation, although he wrote it off as simply, "locker room talk."

Of course, that was then and this has suddenly become a post Roger Ailes, Bill O'Reilly, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Charlie Rose, Al Franken, John Conyers, world. You have to adjust, bob and weave, never stop doing the DJT shuffle. Indeed, take a lesson from ol' Roy Moore down in Alabama. Deny everything, no matter how many witnesses there might be, or how credible they are.

Yeah, that's the ticket. Run around like a Banshee on fire while screaming the media is Satan himself, attempting to destroy those doing God's work. Then--trust The Almighty Base to believe every thing you say, no matter how bat shit crazy and obviously wrong it is.

The problem is they will. In fact they already have. Think not? Just wait until Moore gets elected in a couple of weeks and Trump goes on Twitter and celebrates the victory as another win for him.

My God, I thought Nixon was evil and crazy. That fucker was nothing, but a cheap amateur compared to this sociopathic monster.

sic vita est


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

There is Nothing Immoral, or Illegal in Alabama, Maybe Just a Little Bit Unusual

Take the bible. Zachariah and Elizabeth for instance. Zachariah was extremely old to marry Elizabeth and they became the parents of John the Baptist. Also take Joseph and Mary. Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter. They became the parents of Jesus. There is just nothing immoral, or illegal here. Maybe just a little bit unusual.

Alabama State Auditor Jim Ziegler, speaking in defense of Roy Moore's search for female companionship 40, or so years ago.

Yes, things have taken a decidedly hallucinogenic turn down in Alabama. It would appear a hefty tab of LSD is no longer required in order to make divine connections between Judge Roy Moore, Saint Joseph and several underage retail clerks and waitresses in the greater Gadsden metroplex.

It's not like we hadn't been headed that way for a while. Evangelical Christians everywhere went out of their way to vote for Donald Trump after they clearly heard him bragging about how fame and fortune allowed him grab women's genitals whenever and wherever he wanted.

In fact some consider El Donald so free of sin they're willing to bet their mortal souls on him. Take Mark Lee, who participated in a CNN group interview of Trump supporters. He said--with a perfectly straight face--"Let me tell you. If Jesus Christ gets down off the cross and told me Trump is with Russia I will tell him, hold on a second, I need to check with the president to see if it's true."

Words like lunacy come to mind in situations such as these. So does, hypocrisy, but that one has already been used by Reverend Franklin Graham. When asked about the accusations leveled at the Alabama senate candidate, he said, "The hypocrisy of Washington has no bounds. So many are denouncing Roy Moore when they are guilty of doing much worse than what he has been accused of supposedly doing."

Mr. Graham didn't specify what crimes the unnamed, "they," have committed which are worse, but since pedophilia is pretty fucking bad one can only imagine.

Other men of the cloth, like Pastor Earl Wise, simply attack the victims. He told an interviewer, "I don't know how much these women are getting paid, but I can only believe they're getting a healthy sum. How these gals came up with this, I don't know. They must have had some sweet dreams somewhere down the line." Then, almost as an afterthought--or just in case things get even worse for ol' Roy--he added, "Plus there are some 14 year olds who, the way they look, could pass for 20."

Ah, there we have the answer. Leigh Corfman is either on the take, which she adamantly denies, or, at age 14, she was a preternatural vamp who duped an innocent Roy Moore into thinking she was much older than she really was. Unfortunately for Wise and Moore alike photos of Corfman when she was 14 make her look a lot closer to 12 than 20. However, if history has taught us anything, pointing out the obvious to ardent religious types rarely yields positive results. Just ask the ghost of Galileo Galilei.

In their increasing desperation, Moore's supporters have also been attacking the veracity of Beverly Young Nelson's accusation the judge assaulted her when she was 16 as he drove her home from her job at a Gadsden restaurant. The details of the proof offered by the Moore campaign that Nelson's story is untrue have to do with the placement of a dumpster on the restaurant grounds, whether there was a back door to the joint's parking lot, and the hiring practices of the establishment's management.

Finally, to combat the nasty rumor Moore was barred from the Gadsden Mall for hustling teenaged girls the campaign dug up a guy named Johnny V. Sanders. According to Sanders, a former mall employee, the whole thing is--you guessed it--a merry mix up. Sanders' claims it wasn't the GOP's senate nominee who was barred from the mall years ago, but rather another prominent Etowah County official, who everyone now has confused with Roy Moore. When asked to identify the person in question, Sanders refused, "out of respect for his family."

Yes, it has become so weird in Alabama, as Hunter S. Thompson once wrote of another place, "Acid is redundant."

Let's face it, not even ancient Rome at its most depraved would tolerate a monster like Roy Moore in their Senate. But, right here and now, we are on the verge of seating him in ours.

So much for the American republic and any claim it might have had to some higher moral ground .

Ladies and gentlemen, as you can guess, the bar is open.


Thursday, November 16, 2017

Bernie Bernstein Makes a Call to Alabama

Hi, this is Bernie Bernstein. I'm a reporter for the Washington Post calling to find out if  anyone at this address is a female between the ages of 54 to 57 years old , willing to make damaging remarks about candidate Roy Moore for a reward of between $5,000 and $7,000. We will not be fully investigating these claims, however we will be making a written report. I can be reached by email: Thank you.

A voice mail left from an anonymous number on an Alabama preacher's phone.

Actually it's worse when you listen to it. Whoever left the message on Pastor Al Moore's phone (no, he's not related to the candidate) spoke in perhaps the worst imitation of a New York/Brooklyn accent imaginable. It was rather like hearing a voice version of one of those horrid pre WWII Nazi posters which cruelly caricatured Jews.

Reverend Moore and an Alabama TV station attempted to email the alleged reporter at the address he left and both attempts were returned as undeliverable. That's no surprise since The Washington Post doesn't have an employee, or part time contractor named either Bernie, or Al Bernstein.

Despite the overtly anti-Semitic dialect, the editorial confusion over the name of the caller (Bernie, or Al?), and the fake email address, multiple supporters of Moore are claiming the robocall and others identical to it were generated by the newspaper, or at least its agents.

Yes, that is the road republican Roy Moore and his campaign are going down as accusations of his inappropriate and downright criminal sexual behavior years ago continue to mount.

They've also let loose a wildly racist attorney named, Trenton Garmon. He is currently pleading the candidate's case on cable news networks while, perhaps more importantly, giving the sly wink of an eye to Moore's trailer park fascist base.

On Friday night Garmon was on Don Lemon's CNN show and repeatedly referred to the host, who is black, as, "Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy." Lemon finally put a halt to it by pointedly telling Garmon his mother didn't name him that so stop saying it. The attorney smiled and said, "I hear you, man." Then he began to accuse Lemon's producer of luring him on the air under false pretenses.

Yesterday Garmon appeared on an MSNBC program hosted by Stephanie Ruhle and Ali Velshi. When asked why Roy Moore would need a mother's permission to date a girl if she wasn't underage, Garmon answered--sort of--this way, "Sure, that's a good question. Culturally speaking there's differences. Looked up Ali's background there. Wow--that's awesome that you've got such a diverse background. That's really cool to read through that. But the point is..."

Ruhle interrupted, "What does Ali's background have to do with dating a 14 year old?

Garmon continued, "I'm not finished with the context of it. Point of this is...

At that moment it became clear Ms. Ruhle wanted to punch the clown out. She demanded,  "Please answer. What does Ali Velshi's background have to do with dating children, 14 year old girls?"

Garmon said, "Sure. In other countries there's arrangement through parents for what we would refer to as consensual marriage."

That's when Ms. Ruhle said, "Ali's from Canada."

Garmon, seemingly flummoxed by her statement immediately attempted a little of the old song and dance, "I understand that. And Ali's also spent time in other countries..."

Ruhle shot back, "So have I."

There is more. Like that poor guy in Alabama who was a Post source in it's original story. He's getting text messages which tell him a U.S. attorney in the state has filed a defamation suit against him. While denying it the, U.S. attorney in question noted his office has no jurisdiction in civil actions such as defamation. Then there is Kayla Moore, Roy's wife, who put the phone number of a Post reporter on social media after a request for an interview. Later, the reporter's resume', including her current address, showed up on a public site. Mrs. Moore claimed the reporter was harassing her and her friends.

Let's face it, these crazed bible quoting fuckers make Joe McCarthy look like some cheap jack amateur. And in truth, there is a viciousness displayed here not seen since Herr Hitler was walking the planet.

Years ago the late science fiction author, Mike McQuay said, "Once you're convinced God is on your side, you are capable of anything." Those words have never been truer than in Alabama during this year of our Lord, 2017.

Just ask Judge Roy Moore, his wife, and the people who will elect him to the United States Senate in less than a month.

Or better yet, ask their victims.

sic vita est