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Roy Moore Wants a Re-Do as Chief Justice

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

He’s baaaaaaacccck!  Former Chief Justice Roy Moore was removed from office in 2003 for being a self-righteous asshole refusing to abide by a federal judge’s order to remove his 5,280-lb. graven image of the Ten Commandments (the second of which prohibits graven images) from public display in the state judicial building.

Now he’s “seriously considering” running to regain that office.

Judge Roy Moore said Tuesday he’s seriously considering running again for chief justice eight years after being kicked out of the job for refusing to remove a Ten Commandments monument.

Moore, 64, told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview that lots of people have encouraged him to enter the Republican primary and he expects to decide Buy Cialis by Jan. 1.

That sound you hear?  It’s me retching.

Let us not forget that this is the man who wrote in reference to LGBT people:

The State carries the power of the sword, that is, the power to prohibit [homosexual] conduct with physical penalties, such as confinement and even execution.   It must use that power to prevent the subversion of children toward this lifestyle, to not encourage a criminal lifestyle.

Of course, Roy also “seriously” considered running for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, but he decided against it.  He actually ran for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in 2006 and 2010 – and was soundly trounced both times. We can only hope for similar results this time around.

Headlines you never thought you’d see

Monday, November 16th, 2009

“Some GOP gubernatorial candidates run to right of Roy Moore on religion.”

That would be Kay Ivey, by the way, and not Bradley Byrne. Although ALL of the  Republican candidates favor prayer in public schools. Even Artur is on board with prayer, although he thinks it should be “nondenominational.” And since the P-R didn’t follow up with a question about where he stands on praying to the Flying Spaghetti Monster, I have to assume that we’re defining “nondenominational” as “not mentioning Jesus Christ, well at least not by name.”

It’s going to be hell living smack in the middle of the Republican Rump.

Moore Back In the Saddle?

Monday, February 5th, 2007

Roy Moore has formed a new coalition of conservative political groups dedicated to “restoring” America to some version of a right-wing fundie wet dream.  Oh, wait.  I bet fundies don’t have those.  Or if they do, they punish themselves severely.

I don’t know what party affiliation Roy’s claiming these days — he’s fed up with Republicans as well as Democrats because they don’t share his, um, vision.  He also hasn’t made up his mind about running for President in 2008.  Oh, Roy, please, please run.  You’ll keep the bloggers in business, and if you’re there to peel off the wingnut votes, we’ll be even more likely to elect a Democrat.

UPDATE: Dan and Wheeler weigh in.

Moore Sees Himself As a Fighter

Wednesday, May 17th, 2006

Boy, is this not a news flash. The Birmingham News has a long feature on Roy today, basically telling us that he’s combative and paranoid. I think we knew that already.

Using an old bucket for a seat, Moore sits down to explain that he doesn’t really like politics. It’s a peculiar statement from the man who wants to be Alabama’s next governor.

What Moore says he likes is a good fight. It seems he has been fighting against one thing or another all his life.

“I am firm about my convictions in right and wrong,” Moore said.

He’s been through a sometimes-stormy legal career, defied a federal court order to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the state judicial building and is the underdog in a campaign to defeat Gov. Bob Riley in the June 6 Republican primary for governor. Moore’s underfunded campaign focuses on religion, no new taxes, and criticism of the Montgomery status quo.

“He’s always been a fighter. He stands up for what he believes. People in Alabama really like that,” said Len Gavin, a former Republican Party executive director who is volunteering for Moore.

I’d be interested to know why Roy ended up the way he is. His life seems to be a series of Roy against the world conflicts, but the article doesn’t address the reasons. Dominionists like him have decided that they need to impose their version of God’s law on the rest of us. I’d like to know what makes them think that way.

Seen On a Birmingham Bumper

Friday, May 5th, 2006

“Hey Roy — Moses Wants His Tablets Back”

Unfortunately, it was a homemade bumper sticker, so I have no way to buy one for myself or tell y’all where to get one.

Can You Say “Paranoid”?

Thursday, April 20th, 2006

Roy Moore is accusing George W. Bush of trying to make him lose the Republican primary. Bush came to Tuskegee University yesterday to push science (a real departure for him, but that’s another story), and Gov. Riley was there, too. Obvious evidence of a conspiracy, according to Roy. Common courtesy to the President, according to sane people.

Roy, I don’t know that appearing with Bush is going to help Riley that much. Even the citizens of Alabama are losing their taste for the W-flavored Kool-Aid. And whining never goes over well.

I Guess I’ll Get To Vote In the Democratic Primary After All

Monday, April 17th, 2006

The latest poll of likely Republican voters in Alabama shows Bob Riley leading Roy Moore by 44 points.

The Mobile Press-Register/University of South Alabama poll found that 64 percent of people who identified themselves as Republican primary voters planned to vote for Riley. Moore, the ousted Alabama Supreme Court chief justice, was favored by 20 percent of the participants.

“These poll results suggest that Moore’s campaign has pretty well tanked,” said USA political scientist Keith Nicholls, who directed the polling.

Woohoo!

Moore dismissed the results, saying that they would prove “totally inaccurate” when voters go to the polls.

Sounds like magical thinking to me, Roy. Don’t you consider magic sinful?

Moore Protege Parker To Run for Chief Justice

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

Oh, goody! More blog fodder for those of us who follow Alabama politics — Tom Parker has formally announced his candidacy for Chief Justice. Tom was the only one of the Roy-Moore-wannabes who managed to win a Supreme Court seat in the last election, despite their constant vilification of the incumbent judges who upheld a federal court order to remove Roy’s rock.

Tom’s work record isn’t very impressive. He spends most of his time railing about godless activist judges and neglects to write opinions in cases before the court. He’s particularly angry that the US Supreme Court ruled that juveniles should not be executed, and he decided to publish an op-ed piece stating that the Alabama Supreme Court should ignore the ruling. He’s now been charged with judicial misconduct, but he says it’s all an ACLU plot to turn Alabama into San Francisco.

Parker faces current Chief Justice Drayton Nabers in the Republican primary, and the winner will go up against Judge Sue Bell Cobb, who has twenty-five years of experience on the bench. We can only hope that Drayton, a real conservative (despite Parker’s assertions to the contrary) and a man of integrity, will manage to defeat Parker so we can have two good choices in the general election.

Unfortunately, the last time we had a choice between a demagogue and a candidate who actually knew how to administer a court system, Roy Moore handily defeated Circuit Court Judge Sharon Yates. And we all know how that turned out.

Roy Protests Pentagon Prayer Policy

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

There’s just one problem — the Pentagon policy doesn’t say what he says it says. Does that make sense? If not, it’s business as usual for Roy.

Roy Moore joined the cause of a Navy chaplain today by protesting a Pentagon policy they believe prohibits clergy in the military from using sectarian prayer in military events outside of a chapel.

“We’ve got to recognize that the law does not forbid our chaplains in the military, in the Air Force, in the Navy, from praying in the name of Jesus. Indeed it contradicts our entire history and our law and it should be stopped and this president is responsible if it is not,” Moore said in a press conference on Pennsylvania Avenue outside the White House….

…A Navy spokesman said chaplains who volunteer to give a prayer at a non-religious service, such as a promotion ceremony, should give one that is non-sectarian because of the diversity of religious beliefs in the audience.

“There is nothing in this policy that strictly forbids praying to Jesus. It’s just not in there. It is fair to say that we ask they be inclusive,” said Lt. William Marks.

If Roy does manage to defy the current polls and win the Governor’s race, we can expect more of the same. Roy believes freedom of religion means his freedom to shove his religion down our throats.

The Truth Will Out

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

My friend Melissa passed along this report on Roy Moore’s speech to the Blount County Chamber of Commerce:

The Blount County Chamber of Commerce is in the middle of using its monthly breakfast meeting to host the four gubernatorial candidates. Today, former Chief Justice Roy Moore spoke at the breakfast in Oneonta. The majority of his speech was focused on attacking “Montgomery”, the state legislature, Gov. Riley, Ag Commissioner Sparks, and Ryan deGraffenreid.

At the conclusion of his speech, he stated he would welcome all questions whether they are about his faith, trial, judicial stances, etc. A Blount County resident (a senior aged female) asked Mr. Moore about his thoughts on constitutional reform and a people’s convention. Mr. Moore replied by asking the woman if she had read the constitution and all of its amendments. She stated that she had read some, but not all. Mr. Moore then said that he had read the entire document, that it was a good document and the only changes he would support would be to compile the inactive portions into another document. He then stated that he was opposed to a constitutional convention because special interests controlled Montgomery and would inevitably control a convention. The lady then asked did he not think that Alabamians were smart enough to see through the rhetoric of special interests groups and decide for themselves about a convention and its product. Former Chief Justice Moore quickly, and emphatically shot back, “No.” (emphasis added)

As you can imagine, there was a collective gasp in the room and many were left looking at their neighbor trying to figure out if he had just said what everyone had heard him say. Mr. Moore and the lady then went back and forth for a couple of minutes debating the topic. Afterwards, Mr. Moore asked if there were any other questions. There weren’t.

I’m not surprised that Roy thinks the people of Alabama are stupid. After all, a majority of voters elected him Chief Justice, and many of them still send him money to support his crusade to force his version of Christianity on the rest of us. I just hope his statement is widely circulated so those who might consider voting for him will know what he really thinks of them.