Tag Archives: Alabama

Fifth woman accuses Moore of ephebophilic assault; Republicans threaten expulsion

Source: National Public Radio [US state media]

“Another woman has charged Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexually assaulting her. In an emotional news conference, Beverly Young Nelson said Moore groped her and tried to force her head onto his crotch in his car behind the restaurant where the then 16 year old worked. Nelson, appearing alongside attorney Gloria Allred, said the incident occurred in 1977. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday, ‘I believe the women’ and called on Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama to ‘step aside.’ … The National Republican Senatorial Committee has pulled out of a joint fundraising agreement with Moore, and the list of prominent Republicans opposing Moore’s candidacy has steadily grown. … NRSC Chairman Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., issued a statement … ‘If [Moore] refuses to withdraw and wins, the Senate should vote to expel him, because he does not meet the ethical and moral requirements of the United States Senate.'” (11/13/17)


SCOTUS: Go ahead, Alabama state employees, kill that blind, lame, demented prisoner

Source: MSN

“The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday overturned a lower court ruling that an Alabama man convicted of killing a police officer in 1985 was no longer legally eligible to be executed because strokes wiped out his memory of committing the murder. The nine justices ruled unanimously that Alabama can execute 67-year-old Vernon Madison, who has spent decades on death row. They said Supreme Court precedent had not established ‘that a prisoner is incompetent to be executed because of a failure to remember his commission of the crime.’ Madison has suffered several strokes in recent years, resulting in dementia and memory impairment, court papers said. He is legally blind, cannot walk on his own and speaks with a slur.” (11/06/17)


DC: Moore makes nice with GOP senators he sparred against before

Source: New York Daily News

“Roy Moore lunched with the Senate Republican establishment he has repeatedly derided. The Alabama Senate candidate and former jurist joined Vice President Mike Pence and GOP senators at their weekly, closed-door policy luncheon on Tuesday. Republicans, who had mostly favored appointed Sen. Luther Strange, have endorsed Moore as they look ahead to the Dec. 12 special election to fill the seat held for years by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. merging from the luncheon, Moore faced questions from reporters about past statements on religion and his criticism of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. Moore has said Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., should not be allowed to serve in Congress because he’s a Muslim.” (10/31/17)


AL: Bill would eliminate marriage licenses, nullify federal control in practice

Source: Tenth Amendment Center

“A bill prefiled in the Alabama Senate would abolish marriage licenses in the state and effectively nullify in practice both major sides of the contentious national debate over government-sanctioned marriage. Sen. Greg Albritton (R-Bay Minette) prefiled Senate Bill 13 (SB13) in September. The legislation would abolish all requirements to obtain a marriage license in Alabama. Instead, probate judges would simply record civil contracts of marriage between two individuals based on signed affidavits. According to the bill summary, SB13 would ‘eliminate the requirement for solemnization of a marriage for it to be considered valid’ and ‘specify that the judge of probate would have no authority to reject any recording of a marriage, so long as the affidavits, forms, and data are provided. must record certain affidavits, forms, and data regarding the marriage.'” (10/23/17)


AL: State employees kill prisoner

Source: CBS News

“A man convicted of killing a police officer in 1997 was put to death Thursday by lethal injection, despite his claims that the state’s execution method was cruel and unusual. Torrey Twane McNabb, 40, used his last statement to tell his mother and sister that he was unafraid and he cursed at the state, saying ‘I hate you … I hate you.’ As the procedure began, he raised his middle fingers before becoming still. He was pronounced dead at 9:38 p.m. CDT, authorities said. McNabb was convicted of killing Montgomery police officer Anderson Gordon in 1997.” (10/19/17)


AL: Paul endorses Christian sharia-ist Roy Moore in Senate race

Source: The Hill

“Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Tuesday endorsed former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore in his race for the Senate, Moore’s campaign announced. ‘I am honored to receive the support and endorsement of Senator Rand Paul, ​for whom I have great admiration and respect as fellow defender of our conservative principles​,​’ Moore said of the endorsement. … ‘Judge Roy Moore has spent a lifetime defending and standing up for the Constitution while fighting for the people of Alabama. We need more people in Washington, D.C. that will stand on principle and defend the Constitution​,’ Paul said in a statement.​” [editor’s note: So much for “libertarian-ish” – TLK] (10/17/17)


Undisclosed deal guaranteed Roy Moore $180,000 a year for part-time work at charity

Source: Washington Post

“Former Alabama judge Roy Moore, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, once said publicly that he did not take a ‘regular salary’ from the small charity he founded to promote Christian values because he did not want to be a financial burden. But privately, Moore had arranged to receive a salary of $180,000 a year for part-time work at the Foundation for Moral Law, internal charity documents show. He collected more than $1 million as president from 2007 to 2012, compensation that far surpassed what the group disclosed in its public tax filings most of those years. … A Washington Post review of public and internal charity documents found that errors and gaps in the group’s federal tax filings obscured until now the compensation paid to Moore, whose defeat last month of President Trump’s choice for Republican nominee in the Senate race will likely embolden far-right challengers to the party’s mainstream incumbents.” (10/11/17)


AL: Moore crushes Strange in US Senate primary

Source: Politico

“Republican challenger Roy Moore defeated Sen. Luther Strange in Alabama’s Senate primary Tuesday night, riding a wave of rural support over the incumbent backed by President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Moore, a former state Supreme Court justice, had 55 percent of the vote to Strange’s 45 percent with 95 percent of precincts reporting. Strange, who was appointed to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ old seat earlier this year, is the first senator to lose a primary since Indiana Republican Richard Lugar was defeated in 2012.” [editor’s note: America — “Trump as president would sure be hard to top in the annals of American electoral stupidity.” Alabama — “Hold my beer.” – TLK] (09/27/17)


Strange money

Source: Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

“Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sure is popular … in Washington. Elsewhere? Well … In Alabama, a Republican runoff on the 26th pits controversial Judge Roy Moore, who gained national attention fighting to keep a Ten Commandments monument on court grounds, against U.S. Senator Luther Strange, appointed to the office by Governor Robert Bentley. … McConnell has poured nearly $7 million from the Senate Leadership Fund into Strange’s campaign, giving the incumbent what the Birmingham News called ‘a staggering financial edge over Moore.’ And yet the paper’s report also noted that this ‘money advantage has not translated so far into votes.'” (09/08/17)


AL: Controversial appointment clouds US Senate race

Source: ABC News

“Alabama Sen. Luther Strange got his appointment to Congress earlier this year from a governor who later resigned under the cloud of an ethics scandal. The appointment by then-Gov. Robert Bentley gave Strange the advantage of incumbency in the race to replace Jeff Sessions in the U.S. Senate. It also became his chief liability since Strange, as state attorney general, oversaw the investigation of Bentley. ‘He’s got too many Bentley cooties on him. He can’t wash them off,’ said Kevin Spriggs, a Baldwin County voter. The sex-tainted scandal that ended Bentley’s political career is dragging into the U.S. Senate race as rivals try to capitalize on what they see as Strange’s Achilles heel.” (08/05/17)