The new cool thing over the last decade is that when any shady character promises to do something that they clearly don’t seem to want to – they say “You have my word” and it’s copacetic all of a sudden – if you are going to kill someone is giving you word really that comforting?
This happened almost every episode of 24
Vincent O’Brien: Chill, man. I don’t know where she is. You’ve got my word.
Jack Bauer: That’s a real comfort, Vincent, knowing I’ve got your word
Yet nearly every episode:
Jack Bauer: I give you my word. (“Day 8: 2:00am-3:00am”)
Jack Bauer: (regarding the safety of Chloe and his family) I’ve taken you at your word, but if you’re lying to me, if anything happens to her or my family, your entire world will come apart and you will never see it coming.
Russian agent: We just want you, Mr. Bauer, that’s all we ever wanted… I would say you’re going to enjoy Moscow, but you’d know I was lying. (“Day 9: 10:00pm-11:00am)
Ashley Bennett had never run for office before. But when a local politician made a sexist joke, she decided to try to unseat him.
John Carman, a Republican member of the Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders, a county legislative body in New Jersey, posted a meme on his Facebook page in January making fun of the Women’s March. “Will the woman’s protest be over in time for them to cook dinner?” it read, according to Amy S. Rosenberg at the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Dozens of women showed up at a January freeholder meeting to confront Carman. One brought a box of macaroni and cheese and told Carman to “cook his own damn dinner,” Rosenberg reports. Carman refused to apologize, saying, “the women I’m surrounded by, my family, my friends, my colleagues are all strong, confident women, women who are sure of themselves. They didn’t get offended by this.”
Bennett, a psychiatric emergency screener, attended the meeting but walked out when she heard Carman’s response. “I walked out because you had the entire time to sit and collect your thoughts, and hear what people were saying, and instead of apologizing and saying you could do better, you disrespect people and say the people you surround yourself are strong,” she said at the time. “There are a lot of people who are strong.”
And Bennett, a Democrat, decided to take action. She ran for Carman’s seat on the board, becoming part of a wave of women running for office following the 2016 election. On Tuesday, she defeated Carman, who had also angered constituents when he was photographed wearing a patch depicting the state of New Jersey partially covered by a confederate flag.
Let’s see an anti-gay, horse riding cowboy, hat wearing, gun toting sex offender vs a guy who put black church bombers in jail easy choice for Dixie. Doug Jones should just air this clip from Vacation over and over until they are embarrassed.
After a long pause, Alabama Bibb County Republican chairman Jerry Pow tells me he’d vote for Roy Moore even if Moore did commit a sex crime against a girl. “I would vote for Judge Moore because I wouldn’t want to vote for Doug,” he says. “I’m not saying I support what he did.”
“Take the Bible. Zachariah and Elizabeth for instance. Zachariah was extremely old to marry Elizabeth and they became the parents of John the Baptist,” Ziegler said choosing his words carefully before invoking Christ. “Also take Joseph and Mary. Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter. They became parents of Jesus.” Alabama State Auditor Jim Ziegler told the Washington Examiner.
After a long pause, Alabama Bibb County Republican chairman Jerry Pow tells me he’d vote for Roy Moore even if Moore did commit a sex crime against a girl.
“I would vote for Judge Moore because I wouldn’t want to vote for Doug,” he says. “I’m not saying I support what he did.”