Roy Moore Just Doubled Down On Refusing To Concede, With An Even More Absurd Excuse

On Tuesday, December 12, Republican Roy Moore lost the special election to fill Attorney General Jeff Session’s vacant Senate seat. Senator-elect Doug Jones is the first Democrat Alabama has elected since the early 1990s, in part due to myriad controversies surrounding Moore. Judge Moore has been twice removed from the bench as a result of his defiance of federal rulings. Just last year, he was ousted after ordering probate judges to ignore the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage and  refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

In a move anyone familiar with Moore’s history will find unsurprising, the former candidate is refusing to concede the election to Jones, claiming he is waiting for every ballot to be counted. 

Moore is now suggesting voter fraud may have played a role in his loss.

In a December 15 email to his supporters, Moore asked for contributions to his “Election Integrity Fund” and claimed, “this battle is NOT OVER!”  

Moore released a video in which he continues his campaign rhetoric while undercutting the results of Tuesday’s election:

Some people predicted this scenario:

Even  Moore’s Republican allies, including President Donald Trump (who went so far as to cut a robo-call in support of the candidate), have said Moore should concede the race.  

Sen. John Thune (R-SD) said of the loss:

So we have to deal now with another Democrat in the Senate, but Roy Moore lost that election. It’s over. We’ll move on and do the best that we can in the days ahead to continue to move an agenda forward that is good for the American people.

Doug Jones acknowledged on NBC’s Today Show that sometimes it’s difficult to move on from a bitterly fought race, but also said there was “no doubt” in his mind regarding the results of the elections, and that Moore would “do well to go ahead and let’s get this behind us.” The results of the election will be officially certified between December 26 and January 3. 

Alabama’s secretary of state, John Merrill, believes it is “highly unlikely” Jones will not be declared the winner.

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Roy Moore Just Doubled Down On Refusing To Concede, With An Even More Absurd Excuse

On Tuesday, December 12, Republican Roy Moore lost the special election to fill Attorney General Jeff Session’s vacant Senate seat. Senator-elect Doug Jones is the first Democrat Alabama has elected since the early 1990s, in part due to myriad controversies surrounding Moore. Judge Moore has been twice removed from the bench as a result of his defiance of federal rulings. Just last year, he was ousted after ordering probate judges to ignore the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage and  refuse marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

In a move anyone familiar with Moore’s history will find unsurprising, the former candidate is refusing to concede the election to Jones, claiming he is waiting for every ballot to be counted. 

Moore is now suggesting voter fraud may have played a role in his loss.

In a December 15 email to his supporters, Moore asked for contributions to his “Election Integrity Fund” and claimed, “this battle is NOT OVER!”  

Moore released a video in which he continues his campaign rhetoric while undercutting the results of Tuesday’s election:

Some people predicted this scenario:

Even  Moore’s Republican allies, including President Donald Trump (who went so far as to cut a robo-call in support of the candidate), have said Moore should concede the race.  

Sen. John Thune (R-SD) said of the loss:

So we have to deal now with another Democrat in the Senate, but Roy Moore lost that election. It’s over. We’ll move on and do the best that we can in the days ahead to continue to move an agenda forward that is good for the American people.

Doug Jones acknowledged on NBC’s Today Show that sometimes it’s difficult to move on from a bitterly fought race, but also said there was “no doubt” in his mind regarding the results of the elections, and that Moore would “do well to go ahead and let’s get this behind us.” The results of the election will be officially certified between December 26 and January 3. 

Alabama’s secretary of state, John Merrill, believes it is “highly unlikely” Jones will not be declared the winner.

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Woman Tweets 2008 Trivial Pursuit Question That Did Not Age Well–And People Can't Even

Writer S.E. Sinkhorn posted a pic to Twitter of an old Trivial Pursuit card from 2008. Less than ten years ago in time, perhaps a million years in feelings. There’s so much we know now that we didn’t know then, and most of it is bad.

It’s perhaps understandable then, why Sinkhorn took the question, “Who has never been Batman?” pretty personally.

In 2008, the makers of Trivial Pursuit thought we’d live in a world where Ben Affleck would never be Batman. Little did they know.

Everyone in the replies was upset that the game gave movie execs ideas, but they still had a few knocks to get out against other offending Batmans:

Also, someone pointed out this was a similar question in an edition of Cranium, though they don’t specify the year this edition was printed. But if it preceded Affleck’s casting as the dark knight, that’s scary:

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This Famous Haunted School In Ireland Just Got Even More Nightmare Inducing

Well it looks like they’ve got even more footage of the ghost at work, and although the entire thing can certainly be fabricated, if the footage is true, then we’ve got some evidence of paranormal activity going on. If it’s true, of course.

Check out the latest videos to see what I mean. 

First up, is this uncanny shake.

Then, if you check out the top left corner (where the timestamp info is), you’ll see a chair or other piece of furniture move through the hallway.

Then it moves, again, just way, way faster.

Oh and this next one’s no big deal, a backpack just falls right off the top of the locker and onto the ground. Nothing to see here.

And then a poster gets torn off the wall.

Then, there are even more moving chairs.

Look, I’ve got a message for everyone at Deerpark C.B.S., I know it might seem like a good idea to go to that school Halloween dance, but if my knowledge of horror films are any indication, ya’ll are gonna want to get the heck out of there like immediately.

You can check out the whole video, which the school kindly uploaded online.

Before you get to thinking that there’s no way in heck this video could be faked, just know that there are several YouTube videos that convincingly debunk common ghost video hoax methods. The fact that Deerpark is doing this and sharing all the evidence with the rest of the world, instead of calling for a shaman or priest, or buying another building entirely, makes me think the whole thing’s a prank.

But it’s still kinda cool to believe.

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Rand Paul Caught Making Faces When Trump Entered Room–And We Can't Even

Though they share the same political party, it’s no secret that Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky and President Donald Trump have a bit of a complicated history, and an at times contentious relationship.

So when President Trump walked into a press conference on Thursday and greeted seemingly everyone around Senator Paul but ignored him, the awkward close-up of Paul’s reaction was priceless. 

Watch for yourself:

Well that’s uncomfortable.

While the cameras were rolling to capture the press conference, Senator Paul inadvertently stole the spotlight and Twitter was LIVING for it!

There were gifs…

It’s kind of like…

Take deep breaths Rand, and call Oprah. She can soothe the soul.

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Man’s Sarcastic Last Words Before Being Hanged Emerge Online, And People Can’t Even

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Man’s Sarcastic Last Words Before Being Hanged Emerge Online, And People Can’t Even

Daniel Summers, self-described “medicine & health columnist” and “cranky pediatrician,” recently found religion.

He found his patron saint, anyway:

Twitter

Here’s Klaas Meijer’s original tweet:

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A little history lesson, courtesy of Wikipedia:

Thomas de Mahy, marquis de Favras (March 26, 1744 – February 19, 1790) was a French aristocrat and supporter of the House of Bourbon during the French Revolution. Often seen as a martyr of the Royalist cause, Favras was executed for his part in planning against the people of France and is known for saying ‘I see that you have made three spelling mistakes’ upon reading his death certificate.

Ring any bells? No?

Well, old Thomas got some newfound respect on Twitter, because spelling is serious business:

Summers chimed back in:

And Twitter learned about another badass:

Summers heard from the “well, actually” crowd:

So he clarified his intentions:

And he summed up the unexpectedly epic thread nicely:

Maybe Thomas wasn’t such a great guy IRL, but for spelling geeks? He’s our jam.

H/T: WikipediaTwitter

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Everyone (Even Elon Musk) Has Feelings About This Cat That Got Stuck In A Tesla

Over the weekend, YouTube user S U faced a problem that (presumably) no human being has dealt with before: a cat was stuck inside his Tesla. He heard a cat meowing and traced the sound back to his car. What made this situation extra weird? He didn’t have a cat.

So he posted a video asking for help:

Fortunately, he was able to bring his Tesla Model X into a service station after what I assume was a very strange call. They were successfully able to get the stray cat out. But she did not want to leave. 

The car’s owner named the kitten Tessie and she is doing much better now. They gave her a some water, and eventually one of the rescuers was able to find her a new home. In a third video, “S U” said, “Her weekend obviously had a rough start but she probably had the best end of the weekend ever.”

Tessie has been getting a lot of attention online. Even Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk was talking about her. 

And the rest of the internet followed suit. 

As cute as this is, let’s just hope that Tessie learns to stay away from cars from here on out. 

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The Deputy AG's Testimony Just Made The Comey Situation Even More Complicated

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Thursday told the U.S. Senate yesterday that he was aware of President Donald Trump’s decision to fire ex-FBI Director James Comey…

…before he addressed a memo to the president indicating he had lost confidence in the FBI director.

Rosenstein made the admission during a closed-door briefing for all 100 senators where addressed the controversy that’s dogged the Trump administration since the president fired Comey on May 9. Comey was conducting a probe into whether Trump and his associates colluded with Russian operatives to win last year’s presidential election.

“He knew that Comey was going to be removed prior to his removal,” said Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO), after the briefing.

Rosenstein knew Comey would be fired “the day before,” said Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), in another sign that Trump made his decision before the memo arrived on his desk.

At first, the White House denied that Comey’s firing was precipitated by Rosenstein’s recommendation. Trump contradicted the official White House statement, telling NBC News that he had decided to fire Comey “regardless” of the memo.

Yesterday, Trump did another about-face, saying Rosenstein’s “very, very strong letter” was instrumental to Comey’s sacking.

Rosenstein made his appearance before the Senate after a highly charged week for the Trump administration.

Trump’s dismissal of Comey prompted legal experts to argue that his actions constitute grounds for an investigation of Trump for possible obstruction of justice.

A New York Times report Monday revealed that Trump asked Comey to halt the criminal investigation into ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn, who provided false information about his communications with the Russian government.

Another New York Times report revealed that Trump appointed Flynn to his post despite Flynn’s warnings to the transition team that he was under federal investigation for secretly working as a lobbyist for the Turkish government.

Earlier this week, Rosenstein announced he’d appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel for the Russia investigation. Democrats pressured Rosenstein to appoint a special counsel after the role his memo played in Comey’s dismissal came to light.

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Man Reports Wife For 'Drugs' In Her Purse, But What's Really Inside Is Even Weirder

Man Reports Wife For ‘Drugs’ In Her Purse, But What’s Really Inside Is Even Weirder

 The Wyoming, Minnesota police department rose to viral fame yesterday after they posted this image of their plans to catch stoners on 4/20. The tweet attracted over 170,000 retweets and 350,000 likes despite causing some controversy.  

But some people took the opportunity to take a look back at the force’s previous tweets, and discovered this gem.  

Yes, a man reported his wife for having drugs in her purse, and it ended up being a broken cocktail umbrella. Apparently he’s never seen a cocktail umbrella before…

As you can probably understand, people had a lot of questions.

We have so many questions.

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Adele Scolds Security During Her Own Concert, Making Fans Love Her Even More

When you’re at a concert and you’re really into the music, sitting down isn’t really an option. Adele understands this fully.

And although security has a job to do, like making sure fans don’t mob the stage and disrupt the performance, telling people to sit down who are clearly digging the show isn’t cool. Which is why Adele went off on the guards, urging fans to stand up by telling security to stop making them stay in their seats.

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