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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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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21 Animals Who Are More Athletic Than Most Humans

I am a terrible athlete. No matter the sport, I am guaranteed to be the worst person on the team. I was okay with that for a while.

Then I saw animals attempt these same sports and they just happen to be way better than me without even trying. It’s the kind of thing that really puts things in perspective. Or maybe it doesn’t. I don’t know. I’m too upset to really think about it right now. 

Don’t believe me? Check out these animals and see if it doesn’t put you in your place. 

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J.K. Rowling Just Officially Revealed That There Was More Than One Harry Potter

J.K. Rowling is keeping the Harry Potter universe alive and breathing through her world-building site, Pottermore. She frequently posts short stories expanding the world of witches and wizards, and it’s kept fans satisfied since the last book’s publication.

But a recent post from Rowling has many fans scratching their heads and wondering what the famous author’s future plans are.

In a recent post entitled The Potter Family, Rowling delves deep into Harry’s family tree and their lineage. She begins:

“The Potter family is a very old one, but it was never (until the birth of Harry James Potter) at the very forefront of wizarding history, contenting itself with a solid and comfortable existence in the backwaters.”

But it was this piece in the middle of the story that caught fans’ attentions:

“… Henry Potter (Harry to his intimates),  who was a direct descendant of Hardwin and lolanthe, and served on the Wizengamot from 1913-1921.”

That’s right. There was a Harry Potter before Harry Potter.

This Harry Potter, or Henry, was the one we know’s great-grandfather. As it turns out, he was just as big a do-gooder as his great-grandson would end up becoming. Rowling writes:

“Henry caused a minor stir when he publicly condemned then Minister for Magic, Archer Evermonde, who had forbidden the magical community to help Muggles waging the First World War.

His outspokenness on the behalf of the Muggle community was also a strong contributing factor in the family’s exclusion from the ‘Sacred Twenty-Eight’.”

The ‘Sacred Twenty-Eight’ were the 28 British families that were still “truly pure-blood,” or married to other pure-blood wizards, by the 1930s. Fans have interpreted this as a sign of things to come.

Rowling’s most recent film, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, was set in the 1920’s. Since there are four more films in this series slated for release, many are looking at these tales for any indication of where the stories might go. If future movies take the wizards into World War II, a group of xenophobic wizards would fit right in.

Whatever Rowling has planned, you can bet Harry Potter fans will eat it up and look for any clues they can find.

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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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Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity Makes A Serious Threat As More Heads Start To Roll

Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity Makes A Serious Threat As More Heads Start To Roll

Mounting tensions came to a head on Thursday when Sean Hannity took to Twitter to defend executive Bill Shine, who replaced the ousted Roger Ailes as the network’s co-president.

Hannity’s tweet was in response to Gabe Sherman’s story in New York Magazine about Shine’s lack of support from Rupert, Lachlan and James Murdoch of 21-Century Fox, who publicly refused to back Shine in a statement.

In much like Donald Trump’s MO, Hannity launched a dialogue on Twitter expressing his concern over Bill Shine’s job security. If Shine continues to lack support from the Murdoch’s, Hannity could walk.

Immediately following the tweet, Hannity addressed the erroneous insertion of the diaeresis in Sherman’s name:

Shine hasn’t been publicly associated with the FNC’s culture of misogyny behind the scenes the way in which Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly have.

However, on Tuesday, Shine was one of the names mentioned along with other executives in a class-action lawsuit by 11 former and current employees for racial discrimination in the work place and being dismissive about sexual harassment concerns surrounding Ailes.

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Hannity, who is Shine’s longtime friend and ally, believes he knows the identity of the individual gunning for the executive.

He started a hashtag campaign to extend a lifeline to a colleague he brought to FNC in the 90s.

A source close to FNC told Deadline, “Sean is willing to take a bullet for Bill out of loyalty and he knows he’s holding a lot of chits there right now too. If he threatens to leave, and he could, then that really could be the end of the place as we know it.”

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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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Nearly Half Your Coworkers Masturbate While On The Job And They're More Productive

There’s nothing wrong with masturbation. It’s a healthy way of relieving built up sexual tension that results in zero STDs, births, or awkward goodbyes. Obviously, like anything it can become an addiction, but it’s perfectly normal in healthy amounts.

However, when and where you masturbate is probably as important that you masturbate and recent studies show that people aren’t really picking the best locations for their stroke sessions.

Because it turns out that almost 40% of people masturbate while they’re on the clock.

In a survey conducted by Time Out New York, 39 percent of office workers outright admitted to getting their self-freak on while at work.

Here’s the thing though, it isn’t just men who did the deed, but women conceded the fact that they masturbated on the job as well.

One anonymous female who took part in the survey said that it helps to relieve her when she’s feeling “hungover”.

And although it might seem kinda gross, it turns out that beating your meat or playing the clam xylophone on company time could have a lot of benefits according to experts.

University of Michigan researchers discovered that regular masturbation results in lowered cortisol by boosting endorphins and hormones.

The study also found that women who occasionally partook in pleasing themselves possessed a higher level of self-confidence than women who didn’t.

He says employees should use it as a healthy motivational tool for completing one’s daily tasks.

Maybe don’t use the bathroom that’s on the same floor as his office if you’re ever at that school.

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