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  • Now, a FOURTH purported ‘witness’ claims NO knowledge of Kavanaugh assault

    09/23/2018 6:51:53 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 8 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 9/23/18 | USA Features
    Epic Fail: Conservatives were disappointed Saturday to learn that Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, had caved to demands from Christine Blasey Ford for ‘more time’ before she is prepared to testify before the panel regarding her allegations that SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her more than three decades ago. In agreeing to delay Ford’s testimony, Grassley appeared to be taking the side of one woman with a sketchy claim who appears to have been involved with Democrats in delaying Kavanaugh’s nomination to more than 75 women who have come forward to vouch for the nominee. Now, there...
  • Majority of Voters Don’t want Confirmation

    09/23/2018 6:36:16 AM PDT · by FlipWilson · 68 replies
    FoxNews ^ | FoxNews Poll
    Voter support for Kavanaugh’s confirmation is down as more voters believe her than him.
  • The allegations of abuse against Keith Ellison aren't going away

    09/23/2018 5:55:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 9/23/18 | Chris Cillizza
    She (Monahan) tweeted this: "Four people, including my supervisor at the time, stated that I came to them after and shared the exact story I shared publicly, I shared multiple text between me and Keith, where I discuss the abuse with him and much more. As I said before, I knew I wouldn't be believed." And this: "I expected everything that has taken place, before I decided to break my silence. I even stated it in my original statement. I showed up for myself & that was a huge piece of my healing." And, this: "My grand baby deserves a...
  • Arrest Warrant for Cody Wilson on Money for Sex with 16-year-old

    09/23/2018 5:50:54 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Cody Wilson, the public voice and face of Defense Distributed, is in serious legal trouble.Cody Wilson has a warrant for his arrest, signed by a judge in Texas. Wilson is said to be in Taiwan, and may stay there depending on the outcome. The warrant is based on credible evidence that Cody Wilson paid for sex with a 16-year-old woman. It is unknown if Wilson has been legally served. It seems unlikely. Cody Wilson has been a thorn in the side of those who want a disarmed population for the last six years.  His exploits with 3D printed guns...
  • Prof Stephen Hicks: "Explaining Postmodernism" (full audio book on youtube with links)

    09/23/2018 5:36:33 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 2 replies
    Below are links to youtube wherein Prof Hicks reads his entire book on post-modernism. You can find the same links, pdf, or mp3 format at Prof Hicks website (HERE)Or you can buy the book from Amazon in the following link: Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault by Dr. Stephen Hicks Chapter One: What Postmodernism Is (youtube audio - read by Professor Hicks) Chapter Two: The Counter-Enlightenment Attack on Reason (youtube) Chapter Three: The Twentieth-Century Collapse of Reason (youtube) Chapter Four: The Climate of Collectivism (youtube) Chapter Five: The Crisis of Socialism (youtube) Chapter Six: Postmodern Strategy (youtube)...
  • Third Named Witness Rejects Kavanaugh’s Accuser’s Allegations

    09/23/2018 5:24:39 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 44 replies
    National Review ^ | September 22, 2018 | CHARLES C. W. COOKE
    In written testimony sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee, a third named witness has rejected the allegations made by Judge Kavanaugh’s accuser. Having been asked by a Senate staffer to comment on the charges advanced against the nominee, a lawyer for Leland Ingham Keyser wrote: Simply put, Ms. Keyser does not know Mr. Kavanaugh and she has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present, with, or without, Dr. Ford.Under 18 U.S.C § 1001, letters to the Judiciary Committee are subject to criminal penalty if false. COMMENTS Ms. Keyer, whom CNN confirms is “a...
  • Dr. Ford, I Don’t Believe You and I Am Livid

    09/23/2018 5:14:19 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 43 replies
    Townhall ^ | Sep 23, 2018 12:01 AM | Bruce Bialosky Bruce Bialosky
    While sitting in Yom Kippur services, I was focused on the essence of the holiday -- Jews atoning for their sins. The (10) Days of Awe conclude with Yom Kippur – a joyful beginning to the remainder of the year. Despite that, I, like many Americans, was seething about the charges lodged by Christine Blasey Ford against Brett Kavanaugh that became public a week prior to the Senate committee vote on his Supreme Court nomination. I am a dedicated supporter of women. When I started my political involvement, I was mentored by a woman. Patty Cafferata, from Reno, Nevada, was...
  • From Marxism/Communism to Post-Modern Liberal Fascism

    09/23/2018 4:21:13 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 14 replies ^ | November 7, 2015 | Mark Musser
    The USSR died an ugly death in the 1990s. Yet, such an ugly political collapse proved to be very opportunistic for many communist leaders throughout the Soviet Union who hated the Marxist ideology that actually placed some restrictions on their behavior. Many of them privatized state companies to themselves and thus became the biggest mafia the world has ever seen. Putin, as a former KGB spymaster, is now in relative control of this mafia in spite of all the clans competing with one another from the Ukrainian Crimea to the Russian Far East. As has been recently demonstrated on a...
  • Democrats opposed to Pelosi lack challenger to topple her

    09/23/2018 3:49:58 AM PDT · by yoe · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 22, 2018 | Mike Lillis
    Democratic insurgents hoping to topple House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) lack a key ingredient in their master plan: a formidable challenger. Pelosi’s detractors have argued for years that Democrats need an image overhaul by empowering newer members at the very top of the party. But they suffered a big setback when Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.), thought by many to be Pelosi’s heir apparent, was unseated himself in an astonishing primary defeat earlier this year.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 September 2018

    09/23/2018 3:12:31 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 95 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 September 2018 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows September 23rd, 2018 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. The panel will be Juan Williams and Gillian Turner of Fox News; Jason Miller, former Trump for President senior communications adviser; and Bob Woodward of The Washington Post and author of “Fear: Trump in the White House.” The program salutes Wayne Rooney of D.C. United soccer team.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.; Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga.; Marvin Kalb, author of “Enemy of the...
  • To align with Trump's policy, immigration officials get more leeway to start deportation process

    09/23/2018 12:27:32 AM PDT · by vannrox · 4 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 7jul18 | By Daniel Shoer Roth
    The Trump administration has expanded the list of categories for which immigrants can be sent before immigration judges to start deportation procedures against them. Measures announced Thursday by the Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will tighten the Department of Homeland Security's controls on immigrants, affecting not only undocumented foreigners but legal immigrants who lose their immigration benefits or status. The change is tied to Notices to Appear, a document issued to non-citizens instructing them to appear in immigration court. The NTAs normally mark the start of deportation procedures. A USCIS announcement said its officials will issue NTAs for a broader...
  • Even with a green card, an immigrant can be deported under new guidelines

    09/23/2018 12:24:12 AM PDT · by vannrox · 24 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 22sep18 | By Daniel Shoer Roth
    A green card is no longer an immigrant’s insurance policy against deportation in the Donald Trump era. Documented immigrants can now be deported from the United States if they break the rules of federal and state programs that offer public benefits to immigrants. New guidelines implemented last week by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services say that immigrants who abuse “any program related to the reception of public benefits” will be summoned to appear before an immigration court. Immigrants will be subjected to removal procedures if there’s evidence of “fraud or willful misrepresentation” in connection “with any official matter or application...
  • Colin Kaepernick is Nike's $6 billion man

    09/23/2018 12:19:01 AM PDT · by vannrox · 15 replies
    CBS news ^ | 23SEp18 | kate Gibson
    The heat Nike has taken over its controversial advertising campaign featuring former NFL start Colin Kaepernick seems to have had another effect: burnishing the iconic brand's appeal to investors. Nike shares have surged 36 percent on the year, making the company the top performer on the Dow's index of 30 blue-chip stocks. The run-up includes a nearly 5 percent increase since Nike's Labor Day announcement that Kaepernick would be featured in its campaign, adding nearly $6 billion to the company's market value. The stock continues to hover near an all-time high, which it reached in mid-September only weeks after some...
  • Rust Belt states that helped Trump win appear to be spurning Republicans

    09/23/2018 12:16:28 AM PDT · by vannrox · 34 replies
    Pilot Online ^ | 23SEP18 | By John McCormick
    The Rust Belt states that provided an election night shocker two years ago — delivering the presidency to Donald Trump — could hand Democrats crucial wins in the midterm elections. Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, which Trump won in 2016 by a total of less than 80,000 votes to put him over the top in the Electoral College count, are looking less like Trump country this year, as Republicans trail Democratic opponents. The shift illustrates the year’s challenging political landscape for Republicans. Even with a booming economy and record stock market — typically benchmarks of presidential success — the party’s chances...
  • Hold The Damn Vote Already

    09/22/2018 10:59:55 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 44 replies ^ | Sep 23, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    It was a week of pure political theater, a disgrace to everything this country used to stand for, and Democrats loved every minute of what they’d created. Between the faux outrage and the pearl-clutching across liberal Washington, there wasn’t a fainting couch that wasn’t engaged. It was all garbage. We will never know happened to Christine Blasey Ford in the early 80s, even after she tells her story. Frankly, I don’t care anymore. When she first came forward I was willing to hear her out. It quickly became clear, whatever her story was, that her story didn’t matter. By Monday...
  • ‘Rape Enabling C***’: Kavanaugh’s Family Received Haunting Threats over Accusations

    09/22/2018 10:25:06 PM PDT · by Hostage · 33 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | Sep 22, 2018 | BY CILLIAN ZEAL
    “I hope that each and every one of us will immediately denounce the horrific treatment of Dr. Blasey Ford,” Feinstein wrote on Twitter Friday. ---skip--- No sane person wants Ford to be threatened, of course. But apparently, that same concern isn’t being shown to the Kavanaugh family, who are undergoing threats of their own. (Don’t expect to see it played up in the biased mainstream media.) According to an article by Fox News, the Kavanaugh family has received threatening emails since Ford has come forward, emails that have included death threats. We warn you that there’s some graphic language ahead...
  • Thread by @KimStrassel: "1) More big breaking news, which further undercuts the Ford accusation

    09/22/2018 9:40:56 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 205 replies
    Thread Reader ^ | 09/22/2018 | Kimberley Strassel
    1) More big breaking news, which further undercuts the Ford accusation, as well as media handling of it. A source has given me the email that WaPo reporter Emma Brown sent to Mark Judge, one person Ford claims was at the party. This email is dated Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.... 7) So first, huge problem: This was just a week ago, and we have Ford giving two different accounts of who was present. Four boys. No, three boys, one girl. Either way, therapist notes from 2012 definitively say four boys, which Ford didn't dispute. But now... a girl! 8) Other...
  • Kavanaugh’s Accuser Just Hired Andy McCabe’s Lawyer

    09/22/2018 9:15:45 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 53 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/22/2018 | Kevin Daley
    Dr. Christine Blasey Ford added Michael Bromwich, a former federal prosecutor and Department of Justice inspector general, to her legal team Saturday, as she prepares to give information to the Senate Judiciary Committee about her alleged hostile encounter with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.... He represents former deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, a James Comey confidant and frequent target of President Donald Trump’s ire.
  • California Fire Map: List of Fires...Updated Sep 22, 2018 at 10:42pm

    09/22/2018 9:09:01 PM PDT · by caww · 16 replies
    heavy ^ | 9/22/2018 | STEPHANIE DUBE DWILSON
    With the 'Charlie Fire growing in size 'fast', this is the time to get updated again on all the fires in California and their maps, containment levels, and sizes. Here are the latest updates on all the fires in California as of September 22, with a roundup of maps of the larger fires around the state. News is constantly changing, so call your local officials if you are concerned about evacuations near you.
  • America Will Suffer Same Fate as Saddam Hussein, Says Iran's Rohani

    09/22/2018 8:54:42 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 25 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Haaretz
    U.S. President Donald Trump will fail in his confrontation with Iran, just like Iraq's Saddam Hussein, Iranian President Hassan Rohani said on Saturday, referring to the war between the two Middle Eastern powers and vowing that Tehran will not abandon its missiles. Tensions have ramped up between Iran and the United States after Trump withdrew from a landmark multilateral nuclear deal in May and reimposed sanctions on the Islamic Republic last month.