From the Washington Post on Roy Moore’s loss:
“It should be a hurricane siren for every Republican,” said Josh Holmes, a former top aide to McConnell. “This is what the death of a party looks like, and without an immediate course correction and rejection of the Steve Bannon view of the world, you can lose races in states like Alabama. … If I had the top five Republican minds in politics and we spent three months attempting to conceive of a way to lose an Alabama Senate race, I’m not sure that we could come up with it. You could literally take any name out of a phone book except Roy Moore’s and win by double digits. And we managed to get the only guy in Alabama that could lose to a Democrat.”
“Doug Jones wants to put out a welcome mat in front of these young girls. If you are a junior high school girl, or if you are a high school girl, what Abortion Jones is saying is we’re putting out a welcome mat to any boy who’s feeling like a girl that day; he’s fine to walk into the bathroom, the locker room, with his camera phone and shower with your daughter.” —Roy Moore spokesperson Janet Porter
— percentage of white evangelical Christians who believe God gave Israel to the Jews, according to a 2013 survey
— percentage of Jews in the United States who believe that
“Stay as sweet as you are, dollface. And never forget that I’m 30 and a district attorney and you’re just a kid whom no one would believe.”
From the Washington Post:
An Alabama state official on Thursday dismissed a Washington Post report alleging that GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore had initiated a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl decades ago, saying there was an age gap between the biblical Joseph and Mary. The Post also alleged that Moore had pursued three others when they were between the ages of 16 and 18 and he was in his early 30s.
“Take Joseph and Mary. Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter. They became parents of Jesus,” Alabama State Auditor Jim Ziegler told The Washington Examiner. “There’s just nothing immoral or illegal here. Maybe just a little bit unusual.”
From The Hill:
Former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly said Monday he’s “mad at God” for the sexual misconduct allegations he’s faced in recent months.
“You know, am I mad at God? Yeah, I’m mad at him,” O’Reilly said. “I wish I had more protection. I wish this stuff didn’t happen. I can’t explain it to you. Yeah, I’m mad at him.”
“Cheers, Bill. Enjoy!”—God
Apparently, buggering little boys gets a pass, but letting divorced, remarried Catholics partake in Communion is a no-no.
Several dozen conservative Catholic scholars and clergy have charged Pope Francis with spreading heresy, a bold but perhaps futile salvo against Francis and his reform-minded papacy.
Specifically, the letter charges Francis with promoting seven “heresies,” most notably through his openness to allowing some divorced and remarried Catholics to receive Holy Communion.
“Scandal concerning faith and morals has been given to the Church and to the world,” the letter states. It accuses the Pope of imposing “strange doctrines on the faithful,” and asks him to publicly correct his teachings.
Trump met with Pope Francis this morning, and per Reuters, this happened:
Francis also gave Trump a signed copy of his 2017 peace message whose title is “Nonviolence — A Style of Politics for Peace,” and a copy of his 2015 encyclical letter on the need to protect the environment from the effects of climate change.
“Well, I’ll be reading them,” Trump said.
“This doesn’t have my name in it.”
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BREAKING: Sinkhole near Mar-a-Lago is causing traffic delays as crews work the scene.
Can we get a time stamp on this and the sinkhole opening at Mar-a-lago?
Matthew Yglesias @mattyglesias
Trump starts fucking with mystical orbs and the next day a sinkhole opens in front of Mar-a-Lago. He has no idea what he’s unleashed.