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  • Blasey-Ford's scared little girl voice has disappeared in first public statement since her (T)

    12/13/2018 11:32:08 AM PST · by rktman · 67 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 12/13/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    When Professor Christine Blasey-Ford testified against the Supreme Court nomination of then-Judge Brett Kavanaugh, my very first impression was that her voice sounded fake. She sounded like a scared little girl, her voice tremulous, creating an impression of sadness and vulnerability – just the thing to create sympathy. I immediately wondered if this was some sort of act, or if her mental state was somehow altered for her performance on national television. As a former professor myself, I wondered how on Earth she could command a classroom with that scared little girl voice.
  • Christine Blasey Ford makes first public statement since Kavanaugh hearing

    12/12/2018 4:14:06 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 48 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 12, 2018 | Michelle Robertson
    Christine Blasey Ford made her first public remarks since her September testimony at the Senate hearing of then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. During a Monday ceremony, Blasey Ford introduced Rachael Denhollander as the recipient of Sports Illustrated's Inspiration of the Year Award. Denhollander, a lawyer and former gymnast, was the first woman to publicly accuse former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State doctor Larry Nassar of sexual assault.
  • Trump Says China to Cut Tariffs on US-Made Cars in Potential Lift for Tesla, BMW

    12/03/2018 4:40:01 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 4 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | December 3, 2018 Updated: December 3, 2018 | al Reuters
    WASHINGTON/SHANGHAI—U.S. President Donald Trump said on Dec. 3, that China had agreed to cut import tariffs on American-made cars, a potential boon for automakers including Tesla Inc and BMW who manufacture in the United States for export to China. Trump, fresh from agreeing on a 90-day cease-fire in his trade war with China at the meeting of the G20, said on Twitter that “China has agreed to reduce and remove tariffs on cars coming into China from the U.S. Currently the tariff is 40%.” The move, if realized, would bolster U.S. car manufacturers who were hit hard when China ramped...
  • Ford speaks out in rare statement since Kavanaugh hearings (scores $650k)

    11/27/2018 6:03:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 60 replies
    CBS News via MSN ^ | 11/27/18 | Danielle Garrand
    Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and her testimony against then-Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh in September dominated the news cycle, with her every word scrutinized by both sides of the political aisle and the media. Since the hearings, Ford has been mostly silent. Ford released a statement on a GoFundMe page collecting donations for her last week. The page was created on Sept. 18 with an initial goal of $150,000. It has raised nearly $650,000 on her behalf. "Words are not adequate to thank all of you who supported me since I came forward to tell the Senate that I...
  • The first Mustang coupe Ford built heads to auction

    11/26/2018 7:34:25 AM PST · by ETL · 55 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Nov 20, 2018 | Viknesh Vijayenthiran
    An original Ford Mustang billed as the first hard-top example is coming up for auction. It will go under the hammer at Barrett-Jackson's annual sale in Scottsdale, Arizona running January 12-20, 2019. This is a 1965 Mustang coupe bearing a VIN ending in 00002, meaning it comes after the 1965 Mustang convertible with VIN ending in 00001 currently sitting in The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. Both of these were pre-production examples. (Note, the famous 1964½ model year was only unofficially applied after sales started to differentiate the earliest '65 Mustangs from later versions that received some updates.) There’s...
  • Ford seeks patent to eliminate "new car" smell

    11/21/2018 6:00:46 AM PST · by bgill · 40 replies
    kxan ^ | Nov. 21, 2018 | staff
    Some people like the "new car" smell, but apparently a lot of consumers in China hate it. According to the 2018 China Initial Quality Study by J.D. Power, upwards of 10 percent of Chinese drivers complained about the odor. Ford is seeking a patent for a technique that gets rid of the smell after a vehicle is purchased. According to Ford's scientists, the smell comes with the release of a chemical compound found in leather, plastic, vinyl and adhesives. Ford describes the method for eliminating the odor as "baking" the car until the smell goes away.
  • J.D. Ford defeats incumbent state Sen. Mike Delph (Indy suburbs)

    11/17/2018 7:28:13 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 38 replies
    Indianapolis Business Journal ^ | November 6, 2018 | IBJ Staff
    Democrat J.D. Ford pulled off a big upset Tuesday, unseating state Sen. Mike Delph, a Republican who has served the district since 2005. With two-thirds of precincts reporting, Ford held a 57 percent to 43 percent lead over Delph. “I wanted District 29 to be heard and with our win tonight, they will be,” Ford told fellow Democratic supporters Tuesday night. “Now you have a voice in the Indiana General Assembly.” Ford is thought to be Indiana’s first openly gay state lawmaker. “Ladies and gentleman, we just made history and no one can take that from us,” Ford said. It...
  • How Hyundai Motor, once a rising star, lost its shine

    11/12/2018 4:27:17 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 69 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 4, 2018 / 5:13 PM | Hyunjoo Jin, Ben Klayman, Yilei Sun
    At a near-empty Hyundai Motor (005380.KS) showroom in the Chinese mega city of Chongqing, the store manager is grumbling about his shortage of customers and a lack of bigger, cheaper SUV models popular in the world’s largest auto market. Even with discounting of as much as 25 percent, his dealership was selling barely a hundred vehicles a month, said the manager surnamed Li. A nearby Nissan (7201.T) dealership was selling about 400 vehicles a month, a store manager there said. “The sales are simply poor,” Li told Reuters. “Look at the Nissan store next door, they have tens of customers...
  • UAW Scandals Show Why Michigan Needs to Keep Workers' Right to Work Protections

    11/03/2018 6:39:17 PM PDT · by willowsdale · 11 replies
    Holland Sentinel ^ | November 3 | Mark Mix
    According to the latest available U.S. Commerce Department data, the number of Michiganders employed in the auto and auto parts manufacturing industry is about half what it was at the turn of the millennium. United Auto Workers (UAW) union bosses, who for decades have wielded their government-granted monopoly-bargaining power to foist counterproductive work rules and inefficient benefit plans on unionized autoworkers and automakers, bear a large part of the responsibility. Of the roughly 170,000 remaining Michigan auto manufacturing employees, it’s likely that more than 100,000 are subject to UAW officials’ monopoly-bargaining power. In order to keep their jobs, employees must...
  • Why Did Media And Democrats Abandon Their Investigation Into Brett Kavanaugh?

    10/31/2018 2:17:06 PM PDT · by OddLane · 26 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/31/18 | Mollie Hemingway
    What happened to the multiple allegations of sexual misconduct levied against Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation battle? The claims ranged from Christine Blasey Ford’s remotely plausible if unsubstantiated allegation of a violent attempted rape to Michael Avenatti’s completely outlandish and also unsubstantiated allegation of hosting serial gang rape parties. From September 12 to October 6, the claims absolutely dominated all major media. They ran on the front pages of all major newspapers and filled the hours on cable and network news. Magazine journalists at The New Yorker ran with the claims, despite massive corroboration problems...
  • 'Nothing to Gain,' Kavanaugh Accuser Raises Nearly $1 Million

    10/29/2018 8:39:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Real Clear Investigations ^ | October 29, 2018 | Paul Sperry
    During the crucible of Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation hearings, Democrats repeatedly asserted that Christine Blasey Ford had “nothing to gain” by coming forward with her explosive accusation of attempted rape against the Supreme Court nominee. "You had absolutely nothing to gain by bringing these facts to the Senate Judiciary Committee,” Sen. Dick Durbin said during her testimony last month. This sentiment was echoed by other Democrats, who presented it as evidence that Ford was telling the truth. "I want to thank you,” added California Sen. Kamala Harris, “because you clearly have nothing to gain for what you have done." In...
  • General Motors proposed nationwide mandate for electric vehicles

    10/27/2018 8:38:11 AM PDT · by kevcol · 60 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 26, 2018 | Joe Williams
    The Detroit-based company's proposal, modeled after a California program the Trump administration is seeking to undermine, would mandate that manufacturers garner an escalating percentage of total vehicle sales from automobiles powered by electricity or hydrogen fuel cells.
  • Jeff Flake: I still don’t know if I believed Kavanaugh (or Ford)

    10/24/2018 8:23:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 23, 2018 | John Sexton
    Sen. Jeff Flake appeared on the View today and said he wasn’t sure if he believed Dr. Christine Blasey Ford or Judge Brett Kavanaugh, an answer that didn’t sit well with most of the show’s hosts. Of course, all of the ladies on the show approved of Flake’s decision to demand an FBI investigation after he was confronted in an elevator by a couple of activists. But the conversation turned when Joy Behar asked if the FBI investigation merely gave Flake “cover” to vote for Kavanaugh. Flake pushed back a bit, noting that the Anita Hill FBI investigation only took...
  • Complaint Filed Against Christine Blasey Ford’s Lawyers

    10/20/2018 4:10:28 PM PDT · by Hostage · 28 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | OCTOBER 20, 2018 | CILLIAN ZEAL
    The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch announced Friday it had filed a complaint against lawyers for Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford, arguing that they hadn’t kept their client properly informed about her options for testifying. The complaint was filed “to the Board of Professional Responsibility of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals of Debra S. Katz, Lisa J. Banks, and Michael R. Bromwich for violating the rules of professional responsibility in their representation of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee during the hearings on the nomination of the Honorable Brett Kavanaugh,” the group...
  • Kavanaugh Pal Mark Judge Struggles to Put His Life Back Together After Dem Smear

    10/19/2018 9:50:49 PM PDT · by OddLane · 66 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 18, 2018 | Megan Fox
    The Kavanaugh confirmation circus is over and the fighters have gone back to their corners, but not before drawing massive amounts of blood. The Kavanaughs were injured, but they now have Secret Service protection and secure employment for life. There's someone else, though, who was beaten and bloodied and left for dead on the side of the road. Mark Judge, the other man accused by Christine Blasey Ford, has lost his job and his home. He is raising money on a GoFundMe alternative site called Funding Morality and has received $48,549 to date. Judge is a cancer survivor and Catholic...
  • Last Update 3 hours ago 'First Man' star Claire Foy calls Donald Trump 'the giant penis of America'

    10/19/2018 10:21:38 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 104 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 19, 2018
    British actress Claire Foy shared her views about President Trump, calling him “the giant penis of America” in a new interview. “The Crown” actress opened up about politics in a profile with The Hollywood Reporter released Wednesday “All powerful! D.C. is where the giant penis of America lives... in more ways than one,” Foy told the outlet referring to Trump. The singer also revealed that she wanted to “violently hurt” an anti-#MeToo movement protester she encountered at an anti-Brett Kavanagh protest the weekend the judge was confirmed to the Supreme Court. The actress explained that the protester carried a sign...
  • Christine Blasey Ford

    10/18/2018 10:05:31 AM PDT · by Plain and Simple · 57 replies
    What happened to Dr. Ford's original allegation of "possible groping?"
  • Democrat women betray and exploit female victims of alleged sexual assaults for political ends

    10/18/2018 10:23:29 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-19-18 | DrJohn
    You will recall that Dianne Feinstein was sent a letter from Christine Blasey Ford: July 31 (Day 25): Feinstein writes Ford. “The letter promises not to share Ford’s letter without her explicit consent. Ford did not provide this letter to the Committee.” AFTER Feinstein received the letter she met with Brett Kavanaugh in private: Between July 30 and Aug. 7 (Days 24 to 32): Feinstein and her staff recommend to Ford “that she engage Debra Katz,” a far-left attorney spotted at anti-Trump rallies. As Gregg Jarrett of Fox News reports, Katz has said: “We are going to resist. We will not be silenced.” Michael Bromwich...
  • Tesla Sales Soaring, Competition Failing

    10/17/2018 5:33:20 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 49 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | October 16, 2018 | Ross Tessien
    CE car sales are down and EV sales are up. Most people know this much. Also, EV sales are not up by as much as ICE car sales are down. The two metrics are believed to be independent of one another. I believe they are related. When someone purchases a Tesla Model 3, that car sale is an EV and not a new ICE vehicle. So that is a first sale the ICE industry loses. Next, the new EV owner often trades in a used ICE car and someone else will purchase that car. Some number of car buyers will...
  • Why Brett Kavanaugh Should Sue Christine Blasey Ford For Defamation

    10/17/2018 12:37:56 PM PDT · by detective · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 17, 2018 | Chris Murray
    The controversy over Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court didn’t end when he was sworn in. Christine Blasey Ford’s accusations will haunt Kavanaugh for the rest of his career. Critics say his elevation to the court will cast a shadow of illegitimacy over the institution for years to come. This is why Kavanaugh should consider suing Ford for defamation now: Not to retaliate or seek damages, but in the public’s interest. The Senate Judiciary Committee’s proceedings involving Ford’s accusations left many observers unsure what to think. Also, a defamation case would give both Kavanaugh and Ford access to judicial...