What’s Not Happening With Mr. Jones

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There’s something happening here, but ya don’t know what it is, do you, Mr. Jones?

Roy Moore was removed from his position as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in November 2003 by the Alabama Court of the Judiciary for refusing a federal court’s order to remove a marble monument of the Ten Commandments he had preposterously installed in the lobby of the Alabama Judicial Building.

He has said repeatedly that 9/11 was divine punishment for American’s “blasphemous” toleration of homosexuality and women’s right to choose. (Was it also punishment for Moore’s long history of sexual predation against girls as young as 14 years old?)

A Very Low Bar

I’d be lying if I didn’t acknowledge that I’m relieved that the Christian fascist Alabama superfreak Roy Moore won’t be ascending into the United States Senate next year.  And that I enjoyed seeing the malevolent gangster-capitalist Donald Trump (“Boss Tweet”), the socio-pathological Republican Party, the proto-fascist Steve Bannon, and the theocratic and alt-rights smacked down (mainly by Black voters) in one of the reddest of the nation’s red states.

Still, how excited do progressives really want to get about Doug Jones’ special election victory over a candidate who was badly tarred with accusations of child molestation – a despicable and clownish predator whose pursuit of teenage girls in his 30s led to him being banned from a shopping mall?

We should…

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