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Roy Moore Supporter Calls Women Accusers, Gold Diggers Who Are Frustrated He Rejected Them

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:29:00 +0000

An Alabama Republican activist and supporter of Roy Moore who attended a tiny Women For Moore rally, told MSNBC that his many accusers were young women who he rejected and are now gold diggers being pushed to come forward by his primary opponent, Luther Strange.

I kid you not.

During the Velshi & Ruhle hour, MSNBC reporter Vaughn Hillyard interviewed Martha Shiver, who says she's known Roy Moore for about ten or twelve years but doesn't believe any of his accusers, and she thinks Moore is being set up.

She did not know Moore when he was allegedly stalking high schools and malls for young teenage girls back in his thirties.

Hillyard said, "I want to ask you. Why are you here this morning for Roy Moore?

Shiver said, "Well, I want to let him know we are 100% behind him. We believe in him and we just don't really believe in all the slander that is going on and we want him to know that we're 100% behind him."

The MSNBC reporter asked if she believed the nine women, who have some very specific information and have come forward so far.

Hillyard asked, "There is talk of that maybe a couple of decades ago, it was more normal for an older man to date older women. Is that the case and do you think if he engaged in these behaviors that it was acceptable?"

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Sarah Palin Brags She's Never Been Harassed Because She's 'Packing' A Gun

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 17:00:02 +0000


For some bizarre and inexplicable reason, half-Governor Sarah Palin was in the Capitol building and just happened to run into NBC News reporter Kasie Hunt while there.

The two of them had a little conversation about sexual harassment while they were in the basement.

"It's not a partisan issue, so when we see this happening today I think it leads to a lot of questions about what standards are going to be applied to whom," Palin said.

Hunt then asked Palin whether she has ever experienced sexual harassment in the workplace "as an ambitious woman in public life."

With a twinkly smile and a giggle, Palin answered, "I think a whole lot of people know I'm probably packing so I don't think there's a whole lot of people who would necessarily mess with me. And I don't mean to be light-hearted about it because this is a serious issue."

Being Sarah Palin, she couldn't just leave it there, though. She went into a word salad rant about how "for too long men have thought they could get away with, be that old school thinking that it's okay to belittle and harass women in general."

So far, so good. But the problem is, Roy Moore needs an out and Sarah Palin realized that halfway through her rambles, so she made the pivot.

"So though floodgates are really open right now, that could lead to a lot of false accusations that really harm an innocent person," she added.

Oops! Jared Kushner Was In Touch With Wikileaks And Russians, Too

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:00:01 +0000


It's almost as if he's trying to hide something! Remind me again why Jared Kushner still has a security clearance? Via Politico:

Jared Kushner received emails in September 2016 about WikiLeaks and about a “Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite” and forwarded them to another campaign official, according to a letter to his attorney from the bipartisan leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and ranking member Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Kushner failed to turn over the relevant documents when they asked for them last month.

“We appreciate your voluntary cooperation with the Committee’s investigation, but the production appears to have been incomplete,” the pair wrote in a letter dated Thursday to Kushner’s attorney, Abbe Lowell.

In the letter, Grassley and Feinstein mentioned documents they were given by other witnesses on which Kushner was copied. Oops!

“Other parties have produced September 2016 email communications to Mr. Kushner concerning WikiLeaks, which Mr. Kushner then forwarded to another campaign official,” they wrote. “Such documents should have been produced...but were not.

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WATCH: Sen. Orrin Hatch Blows His Stack At Sherrod Brown

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:39:00 +0000


Poor, poor misunderstood Republicans. They're so sensitive on the topic of class warfare, and here's only the most recent example on CNN's New Day. This is a longer segment than usual, but I urge you to watch. For one thing, it shows that Republicans are getting incredibly defensive over the undisputed fact (undisputed by impartial sources, not Republican senators) that this Republican tax plan is a giveaway to the very rich.

So the Democratic attacks are working. They're very nervous. Keep calling your senators. (202-224-3121.)

So Alysin Camerota introduces the segment from yesterday in which Senate Finance chair Orrin Hatch started yelling at Sen. Sherrod Brown for saying Republicans "have only tried to cut taxes for the rich."

"I come from the poor people, and I have been here working my whole stinkin' career for people that don't have a chance and I really resent anybody that says I'm just doing this for the rich," Hatch sputtered.

(Lots of poor people grow up to be greedy, Sen. Hatch. Tell us about the policy and its effects, like cutting the estate tax for people leaving over $20 million to their kids, or the tax break for corporate owners of private planes. Hatch's net worth is about $5 million. That's 4.7 times more than the average member of Congress and 81% more than the average senator. But do go on.)

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Republicans Tax Plan Gives Tax Break To Private Jet Owners

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:33:30 +0000


There might not be a better symbol than this for who really benefits when Republicans "cut" taxes.

Source: Yahoo

If you're one of the lucky Americans who owns a private jet, don't fret. Republicans have your back—in the form of tax breaks.

The new Senate tax bill will give those who own or lease private planes breaks on the amount they pay to companies for maintenance, storage, fueling and even when they want to hire pilots and a crew onboard.

The proposal is tucked in the middle of the controversial bill's latest version, dubbed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The House approved the bill Thursday and it's now headed to the Senate.

The bill's main goal is to help businesses, with hopes of spurring more competition and preventing them from moving overseas, according to The Washington Post.

But it also will help the very rich, including President Donald Trump. In fact, not as many of the wealthy will be required to pay the estate tax, which is paid when property and other assets over $5.5 million are passed on to someone's heir because lawmakers are doubling the amount to $11 million, the newspaper reported.

Gold Trader Is Now A Cooperating Witness Against Flynn

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:00:01 +0000

Looks like the feds have access to a cooperating witness against Mike Flynn!

The story says that Flynn was offered something like $15 million to help Turkey's President Erdogan win the extradition of cleric Fethullah Gülen -- and the release of gold trader Reza Zarrab.

The story broke late last night that Zarrab, who was supposed to go on trial soon for the gold-for-gas deals between Turkey and Iran that violated U.S. sanctions, is scheduled to begin in just days, is now working with federal prosecutors.

Ali Velshi talked about the implications for Flynn.

"We don't know, frankly, how high his knowledge could go, beyond Flynn and other people," NBC News reporter Julia Ainsley said.

"To that point, we know that Erdogan's very interested in this guy," Velshi said. "We know he talked to Joe Biden. We know he was trying to influence Preet Bharara. Rudy Giuliani's name has shown up in this and apparently spoken to Erdogan about this guy. What's that got to do with this?"

"We know that Rudy Giuliani was involved this case and he could potentially be implicated for his help with Zarrab. We reached out to Giuliani, have not gotten a response and he remains another intriguing piece of this because he was involved in the Trump campaign, as well," Ainsley said.

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Conservative Ohio Lawmaker Resigns After Being Caught In His Office With Another Man

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:00:01 +0000


An Ohio lawmaker resigned his office after he was discovered engaging in some sort of unspecified sexual behavior with another man.

According to the Columbus Dispatch, State Rep. Wes Goodman was confronted with evidence of his sexual encounter with the man in his office, and resigned shortly thereafter.

Republican House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger gave a statement on Wednesday where he said, "I was alerted to details yesterday afternoon regarding [Goodman's] involvement in inappropriate behavior related to his state office. I met with him later in the day where he acknowledged and confirmed the allegations. It became clear that his resignation was the most appropriate course of action for him, his family, the constituents of the 87th House District and this institution.”

Goodman issued a statement of his own, saying “We all bring our own struggles and our own trials into public life. That has been true for me, and I sincerely regret that my actions and choices have kept me from serving my constituents and our state in a way that reflects the best ideals of public service. For those whom I have let down, I’m sorry. As I move onto the next chapter of my life, I sincerely ask for privacy for myself, my family, and my friends.”

Goodman is married and describes himself on his now-locked Twitter page as "Christian. American. Conservative. Republican."

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Life In A Post-Weinstein World

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 04:53:00 +0000


People, we need to have a talk about this post-Weinstein world.

I'm so happy that women finally feel safe to come forward and feel empowered to speak out about the abuses, small and large, we've all been dealing with since time in memoriam. It's about damn time you men realized that you've been behaving very badly and it's time to stop.

I know also that it's been a tsunami of accusations and it can be bewildering. Imagine how we women have felt holding this in because we didn't think anyone would take it seriously or we feared losing jobs or being threatened? That we're raising awareness of how prevalent this is can only be a good thing as we evolve as a society.

That said, we have to come to a few agreements:

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Open Thread - Pumpkin Pie Recipe From 'You Suck At Cooking'

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 04:00:01 +0000

What's your favorite Thanksgiving dish?

Open Thread below...