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A Dotard's version of Christmas?


"The Christmas Story begins 2,000 years ago with a mother, a father, their baby son and the most extraordinary gift of all—the gift of God’s love for all of humanity.

"Whatever our beliefs, we know that the birth of Jesus Christ and the story of his life..."

A mother. A father. Their baby son.

Christians EVERYWHERE are scratching their heads...

Exclusive: Accuser to Roy Moore, 'Where does your immorality end?'

Source: AL.com, by Paul Gattis

In an impassioned letter released exclusively today to AL.com, Leigh Corfman, who accused Roy Moore of undressing her when she was 14 and he was 32, demanded the Republican Senate candidate stop calling her a liar, and attacking her character and end his "smears and false denials."

AL.com received a copy of the letter in person from Corfman. She declined to comment beyond what was contained in the letter.


Read it all and the letter at: http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2017/11/roy_moore_leigh_corfman_accuse.html

Lower Turnout, Higher Write-Ins Predicted For U.S. Senate Special Election

Monday was the last day for Alabamians to register to vote in the December 12th special election

Source: Alabama News Network, by Kimberly Hyde

Secretary of State John Merrill says he is lowering his initial prediction for voter turnout on December 12th.

“With all of the things that have been introduced and the wavering support for candidates and the national media attention that has really discouraged a lot of people from being interested, I’ve dropped that projection to around 18 to 20 percent,” said Merrill.

Merrill’s initial expectation was as high as 25 percent of the state’s more than 3.3 million registered voters.

Merrill, however, does expect a possible surge in write-in votes.

“We’ve had a lot of inquiries about write-in candidates and how does someone write a person’s name in, are there any specific qualifications for a write-in candidate to be considered.”

“One of the things that we’ve done to make sure that people know that their vote will count if they choose to write-in a name, is an instruction sheet that will be available at each polling site.”

Merrill says there has been no sign of an organized campaign to write in a new candidate’s name.

There is still time to apply for an absentee ballot for the special election. Those ballots will be available until December 7th and must be returned by December 11th. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on December 12th for the special election.

Read it all at: http://www.alabamanews.net/2017/11/27/lower-turnout-higher-write-ins-predicted-u-s-senate-special-election/

Dear senators: Don't bankrupt our country

Source: CNN, by Jeffrey Sachs

Dear Sens. Susan Collins, Bob Corker, Jeff Flake, Ron Johnson, John McCain and Lisa Murkowski:

I fear for the future of our country. I know that you do as well. You are patriots first and partisans a distant second.

We are at a defining moment in our history: The tax cuts just passed by the House and the last-minute changes to health care proposed by the Senate leadership could put our country into a tailspin.

Congress members and pundits tell us that Republicans need to pass tax cuts to appease their party's mega-donors. Senators, patriots need to protect the future for our children and grandchildren.

Real tax reform certainly would not repeal the estate tax paid by the mega-rich, a clear and ruthless wealth grab by the President and his Cabinet of billionaires.

Americans want a government of the people, by the people, and for the people, as expressed by the great Republican President, Abraham Lincoln. They do not want a government of the ultra-rich, by the ultra-rich, and for the ultra-rich. Americans want to be able to compete in world markets without the government suffocated by debt. Please protect our nation from fiscal disaster at the hands of a few greedy donors to the Republican Party.

With respect,

Jeffrey D. Sachs, university professor, Columbia University

Read it all at: http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/20/opinions/dear-senators-dont-bankrupt-our-country-sachs/index.html

"Laughing all the way to the bank."

Trump links to his own Social Media Director Dan Scavino!

Shades of "John Miller" and "John Bannon?" Feeding his own narrative. Two-bit huckster - simply disgusting.


Dan Scavino's other twitter account:


Clemson #1, Alabama #5 in polls - defies all logic!

Clemson has a loss to an unranked 4-8 team.

Alabama has an away loss to a 9-2 #6 team (which is now ranked ahead of Alabama with 2 losses? ).

We'll see if the Playoff Selection Committee brings some mental consistency to this insanity.

If the record doesn't count, why play all those games?

The one saving grace - any of the top 4 teams lose, Alabama would bump up into the Final Four. Logically, that is.

Anthony Bourdain Cooked Thanksgiving Dinner for a Powerful Trio of Harvey Weinstein Accusers

Rose McGowan, Annabella Sciorra and Bourdain’s girlfriend Asia Argento gathered for “meeting of the minds”

Tonight, Bourdain's CNN show Parts Unknown Southern Italy: The Heel of the Boot features Asia Argento and Francis Ford Coppola.

From The Wrap, by Matt Donnelly

High-profile Harvey Weinstein rape accusers Rose McGowan, Annabella Sciorra and Asia Argento spent their Thanksgiving holiday together in a “meeting of the minds” catered by world-renowned chef Anthony Bourdain.

Bourdain, Argento’s boyfriend and host of the popular food and travel series “Parts Unknown,” documented the experience via Twitter on Saturday.

“It was an honor to cook for this meeting of the minds,” Bourdain captioned a photo of Argento, McGowan and Sciorra, three women among roughly 80 who have accused the disgraced movie mogul of harrowing acts of sexual assault.


Accounts from the three actresses represent some of the most serious and criminal acts Weinstein stands accused of since two exposes imploded his professional and person life in October. His consistent position on the matter has been that “any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied.”


Read it all at: https://www.thewrap.com/anthony-bourdain-thanksgiving-dinner-harvey-weinstein-accusers-photo/


In Alabama, THIS is what we don't talk about at the family dinner table!

The tragedy of evangelicals putting their faith in political kings

86% of Alabamians are Christian. Do the math. We need, at the very least, some of them!

Source: AL.com, by Cameron Smith


The Jewish people wanted a warrior king to throw off the Roman oppression. Jesus taught love for enemies and intercessory prayer for those who persecuted his followers. Rather than taking up arms against the Romans, Jesus bore the shame of the cross willingly. Needless to say, he was a disappointment to those who prioritized political liberation over redemption for their souls.

I understand why the Israelites, contemporaries of Jesus, and today's evangelical voters are tempted by bold, aggressive politicians pledging to fight their battles. We're afraid of what tomorrow might hold. We see our culture and world changing right before our eyes. Finding a politician to fight for us is a much easier path than the radical, sacrificial love depicted in the gospel.


What are we going to do to help the sick? The fatherless? The prisoner? Shouting about protecting our values is a poor substitute for our lives serving as the proof of our convictions.

Better political warriors won't fix this political mess we're in. It will simply make for more enemies. We must be vigilant in guarding against politicians who do violence to the very gospel we claim. If we do not, we risk reducing our voices to a loud chorus of banging gongs and clanging symbols.


Read it all at: http://www.al.com/opinion/index.ssf/2017/11/the_tragedy_of_evangelicals_pu.html


Trump's friends schedule fake events at failing Mar-a-Lago to make him feel better

Mar-a-Lago members can't even talk their friends into being seen at the club, so Trump allies are filling the empty space.

Source: Caroline Orr


Mar-a-Lago was once considered the place to be in the Palm Beach social scene. However, since Trump took office, the ritzy resort has suffered a serious blow to its reputation due to its association with the embarrassment named Trump.

In August, at least 16 charities pulled their events from Mar-a-Lago after Trump blamed the violence in Charlottesville on “both sides” and referred to white supremacists as “very fine people.”


Among those slated to host events at Trump’s resort in the near future are televangelist Pat Robertson — head of the Christian Broadcasting Network and a steadfast Trump supporter — along with the Trumpettes, a pro-Trump fan club comprised of wealthy older women.

The event hosted by the Christian Broadcasting Network will be its first at Mar-a-Lago, and according to Newsweek, Robertson scheduled the gala “just so it could take place there.”

Another group of Trump supporters called The Young Republican National Federation hosted its first event at Mar-a-Lago just last week. The gala featured “a speech from singer and Trump cheerleader Joy Villa, who celebrated conspiracy theorist and Sandy Hook-denier Alex Jones,” Newsweek reported.


Read it all at: https://shareblue.com/trumps-friends-schedule-fake-events-at-failing-mar-a-lago-to-make-him-feel-better/

The Breakers. Where the decent elitists stay! (everything is relative, isn't it?)

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