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  • Roy Moore

    Roy Moore is asking the Alabama courts to block the results of the special Senate election that he lost earlier this month to Democratic candidate Doug Jones.

  • A bomb attack at a pro-Iranian Shiite cultural center in Kabul, Afghanistan, has killed at least 40. ISIS has claimed responsibility.
  • Vladimir Putin says yesterday's explosion at a supermarket in St. Petersburg was a terrorist attack.
  • "A Russian man who claims to have hacked into the computers of the Democratic National Committee on the Kremlin's orders has now offered new details that he says could prove his assertions."
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders will swear in New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for the start of de Blasio's second term.
  • Martin Shkreli's former lawyer has been convicted of aiding Shkreli's efforts to commit securities fraud and wire fraud.

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  1. Roy Moore is asking the Alabama courts to block the results of the special Senate election that he lost earlier this month to Democratic candidate Doug Jones.

    The request dropped out of his horse’s butt.

    1. Hello.

      “Sen. Bernie Sanders will swear in New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for the start of de Blasio’s second term.”

      It’s like right out of a low-budget film about commies.

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  2. Vladimir Putin says yesterday’s explosion at a supermarket in St. Petersburg was a terrorist attack.

    THAT’S WHY WE ALL ADMIRE HIM SO MUCH, HE DOESN’T SHY AWAY FROM THE T WORD

    1. Yes! I too am fed up with the abominable czar and csar spellings.

  3. Sen. Bernie Sanders will swear in New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for the start of de Blasio’s second term.

    At instead of in would have been a more interesting headline.

    1. It’s NYC. Everyone will already be swearing at everyone.

  4. “A Russian man who claims to have hacked into the computers of the Democratic National Committee on the Kremlin’s orders has now offered new details that he says could prove his assertions.”

    Does he have Lois Lerner’s emails by any chance?

  5. “A Russian man who claims to have hacked into the computers of the Democratic National Committee on the Kremlin’s orders has now offered new details that he says could prove his assertions.”

    Does no one care that bots are now narcing on other bots? This terrifies no one?

    1. You’d rather they collaborate in the keeping of secrets?

      1. Yes, snitches get glitches, duh.

    2. Does no one care that bots are now narcing on other bots? This terrifies no one?

      The Autobots wage their battle to destroy the evil forces of the Decepticons…

  6. Scumbag Roy Moore contesting election because of “the blacks”.

    Moore’s complaint also alleged “anomalous” higher voter turnout in Jefferson County, in which census data shows 43% of the population is black. He called the county’s 47% voter turnout as “highly unusual” and questioned the integrity of its election results.

    A true Reagan conservative he is.

    1. Yes, if you spend your life being a cartoon villain, people who don’t normally vote will turn out to vote against you. Hillary could have told him that.

      1. Moore claims they were voting against their own self-interest. Hillary sues for plagiarism.

    2. He’s a Bannon conservative, Peter Caca. The kind that works for Bannon: a pederast creep and a p…y-grabbing sexual assault criminal.

    3. So was it anamalous or do you just accept CNN’s typical pivot to the race card?

      1. The nerve of CNN accusing a guy who, as recently as 2004, was still pro-segregation of being racist!

        1. Nice dodge.

        2. From the article–

          The amendment to remove segregationist language sailed through the Democratic-controlled state legislature with strong bipartisan support, and supporters expected it to pass when put to a statewide vote. But lawmakers also added a provision that would have stripped a 1956 amendment passed in the wake of the 1954 Supreme Court decision desegregating schools. That amendment said Alabamans had no constitutional “right to education or training at public expense.”

          Maybe he was anti-tax increase? Like he was saying? The people of Alabama seem to agree, black and white alike–as each attempt to put this through since has met with defeat. Why? Because leftists don’t want to give up even the chance of that backdoor tax increase and don’t care about the issue otherwise.

    4. This result makes me lose confidence in voter suppression. We need a new tack!

  7. Sen. Bernie Sanders will swear in New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for the start of de Blasio’s second term.

    When children are going hungry in this city no one needs a choice of more than one term.

    1. Or a choice of more than one really dumb socialist politician.

      1. Public Advocate Letitia James, who became the first black woman to hold citywide office in New York in 2014, and Comptroller Scott Stringer will also be sworn at the ceremony.

        You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy than a NYC swearing-in ceremony.

    2. Sanders grins widely at the thought of bringing fam9ne to the Kulaks.

  8. Roy Moore is asking the Alabama courts to block the results of the special Senate election that he lost earlier this month to Democratic candidate Doug Jones.

    Stay classy, Roy Moore.

    1. I wonder why he didn’t take the lie detector test before the election. I bet Maury could have squeezed him into an episode.

    2. StayStart being classy, Roy Moore.

      FTFY

      1. No, you really didn’t. Actually, you ruined the joke.

  9. Martin Shkreli’s former lawyer has been convicted of aiding Shkreli’s efforts to commit securities fraud and wire fraud.

    Pharma bros before woes.

  10. Martin Shkreli’s former lawyer has been convicted of aiding Shkreli’s efforts to commit securities fraud and wire fraud.

    Now THAT is a dedicated lawyer.

    1. He’s gonna end up managing a Cinnabon in Wichita.

  11. ISIS has claimed responsibility.

    You know, they should claim responsibility for getting Trump elected.

  12. Roy Moore is asking the Alabama courts to block the results of the special Senate election that he lost earlier this month to Democratic candidate Doug Jones.

    “Dear colleagues, your dear friend the pederast is asking you for one last favor! Whadya say?”

    I believe his chances are pretty good… that he will be laughed out of court.

    Bannon sure knows how to pick ’em. A pederast and a p…y grabber. Says a lot about his personality.

    “A Russian man who claims to have hacked into the computers of the Democratic National Committee on the Kremlin’s orders has now offered new details that he says could prove his assertions.”

    “For instance, the password you guys used all the time was ‘password’, wasn’t it? See? That proves it!”

    1. Your inability or unwillingness to type the word ‘pussy’ is disturbing.

      1. There aren’t very many normal men who haven’t grabbed a pussy given the invitation and opportunity. Roy Moore is a freak, though.

        1. Re: Ecoli,

          There aren’t very many normal men who haven’t grabbed a pussy given the invitation and opportunity.

          I’ve done it given the INVITATION, not the ‘opportunity’. The p…y-grabber seems not to understand the distinction.

          1. To be pedantic, you do need both. If you grab a pussy when you have the opportunity but not the invitation, you’re a gross predator, and if you have the invitation but not the opportunity, all you get is blue balls.

          2. You have a problem reading words like and and let, don’t you?

        1. It’s weird.

  13. Oh good Lord. Roy Moore can just go away now.

    1. No. Roy wants you to know that not even massive voter fraud can thwart the will of baby Jesus, or his own megalomania.

    2. Nah, it gets funnier and more pathetic the longer he refuses to concede.

  14. I’d be shocked if the Russians didn’t hack the DNC website – unless their intelligence apparatus has gone to shit. The US, on the other hand, prefers full on coups and blood when we rig a foreign election.

  15. In the beta draft of its forthcoming 11th International Classification of Diseases, the World Health Organization includes “gaming disorder” in its list of mental health conditions. The WHO defines the disorder as a “persistent or recurrent” behavior pattern of “sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important areas of functioning.”
    The disorder is characterized by “impaired control” with increasing priority given to gaming and “escalation,” despite “negative consequences.”

    WHO info

    1. Are you admitting to something?

      1. Not me. Just found it interesting that “doctors” find that gaming (which has been going on for 40 years) can be a disorder.

        Lying as a politician is not a recognized specific disorder. Being Hillary Clinton is not a recognized specific disorder.

    2. “That does it, in the next edition of GTA I’m going to award points to whoever runs over a WHO official!”

    3. Now can we stop taking them seriously?

    4. The disorder is characterized by “impaired control” with increasing priority given to gaming and “escalation,” despite “negative consequences.”

      That also describes Dems and Repubs. I say they all need to be committed for public safety and the children.

  16. This guy knows what’s up.

    http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/27/…..index.html

    And make no mistake — America’s health crisis is the result of greedy corporations and their reckless practices.

    1. America’s health crisis has nothing to do with Americans choosing to strap tons of butter on the insides of their skin!

    2. That writer has remarkable ability to pack an impressive number of lies into such a small space.

    3. “Jeffrey David Sachs is an American economist and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, […] He is known as one of the world’s leading experts on economic development and the fight against poverty.”
      Wiki. He probably had his secretary write that crap, since he is really known for:

      “Jeffrey Sachs’s failed experiment in Africa”
      […]
      “But Sachs’s quest?which plays out in the handful of villages in sub-Saharan Africa that comprise his Millennium Villages Project (MVP)?seems to falter at every turn. A livestock market is abandoned two months after it opens. Villagers use their new mosquito nets (distributed to prevent malaria) on goats. Water-carrying donkeys drop dead. Hospital generators break down. Much-anticipated markets for banana flour and pineapple never materialize. And, because there is no market or local storage facilities, a bumper crop of maize?thanks to fertilizer and high-yield seeds?goes to the rats.”
      http://fortune.com/2013/10/11/…..in-africa/
      One more lefty ‘planner’ who has his head up his ass.

  17. “Americans dying younger than people in other rich nations”
    http://www.sfgate.com/news/art…..457877.php

    OK, I wonder why. Well, not to worry, the WaPo has the answers:
    “We can start with our health-care system. We spend thousands of dollars more per capita on health care than any other country in the world, but in return we live shorter lives than people in most other rich nations.”
    Oh, goody! A non-sequitur!

    Followed by four ‘WIH does THAT have to do with anything?’ statements.
    ?The U.S. is the only high-income country in the world that does not mandate paid maternity leave.
    ?Ditto for sick leave and vacation time.
    ?Housing assistance in the U.S. is minimal, relative to other wealthy nations.
    ?Because the American tax code is more generous to the wealthy than tax systems in other rich countries, U.S. income inequality is among the highest in the OECD.
    Now we know where Tony gets his foolishness.

    1. Followed by four ‘WIH does THAT have to do with anything?’ statements.

      It’s just stroking the egos of their readership at this point. No analysis of why these things are so horrible is necessary; they just know that they are.

      1. Why, it sounds as if you don’t think the tax code is killing people!

    2. “The U.S. is the only high-income country in the world that does not mandate paid maternity leave.”

      So the progs are back to calling it maternity leave?

      When Trump proposed it, he was attacked for being sexist.

    3. “We can start with our health-care system. We spend thousands of dollars more per capita on health care than any other country in the world, but in return we live shorter lives than people in most other rich nations.”

      Foul. Correlation fallacy. Author assumes causal relationship when none has been proven.

      Or are they question begging? I always get this stuff mixed up.

      1. “Lying”. Covers all bases nicely.

        1. Lying for sure. I just like to get specific about the type of lie.

    4. never mind that other countries have fewer vehicle deaths, since they can’t afford cars and fewer gang related deaths both of which are counted and never mind that still births are counted in the U.S. while other nations don’t.

    1. LOL

      I’m sure he regretted losing the HuffPo vote.

      1. I was trying to reply to myself on the thread directly above, where it seems progs are back to advocating for maternity leave.

    2. In TEAM politics, these things count:

      1. Who said it
      2. What you said
      3. What you actually did

      in that order.

  18. “A Russian man who claims to have hacked into the computers of the Democratic National Committee on the Kremlin’s orders has now offered new details that he says could prove his assertions.”

    Funny that Hillary and her minions had a pearl-clutching spell of the vapors when Trump declined to pre-certify the results of the election, claiming that he was attacking the legitimacy of one of our most sacred institutions and calling into question trust in the electoral process by refusing to say up front that the election would be pure and untainted. And yet ever since the election these same people have been claiming that the election was rigged by the Russians when anybody with any sense realizes that’s exactly what the Russians want you to believe. The Russians didn’t care who won the election so long as half the country would be crying that the election was illegitimate no matter who won. CNN, MSNBC, the NYT and WaPo have been far more helpful to Vladimir Putin than either Hillary or Trump ever could have been in stirring up shit for the US. And of course we all know that if Hillary had been elected these same people would be claiming any whisper of Russian interference in the election was damn near treasonous.

    1. It sort of reminds me of the recently-declassified documents about the KGB’s role in the Kennedy assassination – not in the act itself, but in helping spread conspiracy theories after the fact.

    2. One more reason why I have no respect for “The Resistance”

      It’s 90% partisan hackery and selective outrage. 10% actual principled opposition to the POTUS.

      What’s the saying? “Principals not Principles”

    3. Remember how laudatory the press was in praising the new technology prowess of Obama, who knew how to use a cell phone and text stuff? Funny how they don’t have much positive to say about Trump and Twitter.

      1. Twitter wasn’t new in 2016, it’s just never been used by a president to shit on minorities, the free press, the FBI, and anyone who ever said a critical thing about the president like this before. You don’t praise a baby’s technological prowess for throwing an iphone in the toilet.

        1. Back in the 1980’s, we had to rely on the New York Times to report that presidential hopefuls said hateful things, like when the Reverend Jesse Jackson referred to New York City as “Hymietown’ and blamed “an attorney named Cohen”‘ for his daughter passing up a Harvard education.

          1. Well that obviously means Trump is normal now.

  19. On the bright side:

    Measles Deaths Fall to a Record Low Worldwide

    For the first time in history, annual deaths around the globe from measles have fallen below 100,000, the World Health Organization announced this year. As recently as the 1980s, measles killed 2.6 million people a year.

    The decline ? a public health triumph, as measles has long been a leading killer of malnourished children ? was accomplished by widespread donor-supported vaccination that began in the early 2000s.

    Suck it, Jenny McCarthy, you child murdering bitch!

    1. She can suck it. Amirite?

  20. Man, all those of you who spent weeks defending the pedophile theocrat must be incredibly embarrassed that you squandered so much credibility and didn’t even win the election. Where is John by the way?

    1. He’s heading Moore’s Senate Transition team, so that the judge can hit the ground running as soon as he win is inevitably recognized. /sarc

    2. It was a debate. We didn’t expect to swing the election, and it introduced some thoughtful reflection on age of consent laws and due process.

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