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  • The Dangers of ‘Believe Women’

    09/22/2018 1:21:47 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 9 replies
    www.DailySignal.Com ^ | September 19, 2018 | Michelle Malkin
    I have a message for virtue-signaling men who’ve rushed to embrace #MeToo operatives hurling uncorroborated sexual assault allegations into the chaotic court of public opinion. Stuff it. Your blanket “Believe Women” bloviations are moral and intellectual abominations that insult every human being of sound mind and soul. A certain class of never Trump-harumphers are leading the charge on behalf of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s memory-addled partisan accuser Christine Blasey Ford — who cannot recall the year she was allegedly traumatized, where it happened, who threw the party that paralyzed her for nearly four decades, how many were in...
  • Detention warrants issued for 110 Turkish Air Forces officers over alleged Gulen links

    09/22/2018 12:30:39 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    Turkish Minute ^ | September 21, 2018 | TM
    The Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office on Friday issued detention warrants for 110 members of the Turkish Air Forces including six pilots over alleged links to the faith-based Gülen movement, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. According to the report, 100 of the 110 officers who were accused of communicating with people from the Gülen movement have been detained in operations in 16 provinces. The Turkish government has dismissed over 40,000 military personnel including gendarmerie and military cadets over alleged links to the movement since a failed coup attempt in July 2016, the tr724 new website reported on Aug. 4....
  • BOMBSHELL: Blasey-Ford's HS Yearbooks Brag of Drunken Promiscuity, '54 Sex Partners Before College'

    09/22/2018 12:14:14 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 89 replies
    The Shad Olson Show: Standing for our Sovereignty ^ | September 20, 2018 | Shad Olson
    They didn't quite get it all scrubbed from cyberspace quickly enough. High School yearbooks from Holton Arms preparatory school (Bethesda, Maryland, 1982-1985) purportedly show Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey-Ford as a wild party girl in a wild party era, with yearbook passages by classmates bragging of spending the night with adult men during "Beach Week" and enjoying male strippers in G-strings for "Sweet 16" birthday parties. Let the slut shaming allegations begin. As Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's rape accuser today pulls back from an invited offer for Senate testimony, (saying through her attorney that a Friday deadline set by...
  • France: Marine Le Pen's niece, Marion Marechal opens 'Far Right' Training School for Future Leaders

    09/22/2018 12:10:46 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 1 replies
    Politico Europe ^ | Sep 2018 | Maia De La Bume
    This month, the doors will open at the Institute of Social, Economic and Political Sciences (ISSEP) in Lyon, France’s third-biggest city. It will, its high-profile backers hope, become a breeding ground for the country’s next generation of conservative thinkers and leaders. It also marks the return to public life of Marion Maréchal, once the great hope of the French far right, who is the college’s director. She said the idea was to train a new crop of politicians and officials to replace the “visionless” Parisian elite. She was the youngest member of France’s parliament before stepping away from politics in...
  • Kavanaugh accuser agrees to testify next week (Update)

    09/22/2018 12:05:12 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 116 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/22/18 | Jordain Carney
    Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, has agreed to testify before the Senate next week, her lawyer said Saturday. The exact terms and timing of her testimony remain unclear, as negotiations between Ford's lawyers and staff for the Senate Judiciary Committee remain ongoing. Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) had given Ford's lawyers until Saturday afternoon to decide on whether she would proceed with testifying. An email from Ford's lawyers sent to the Judiciary Committee shortly before a 2:30 p.m. deadline said Ford had accepted the panel's "request to provide...
  • Democrats have abandoned the presumption of innocence

    09/22/2018 11:43:27 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 17 replies
    The New York Post ^ | Sep 20, 2018 | Rich Lowrey
    Christine Blasey Ford deserves a hearing, although at the moment she doesn’t seem to want one. What she doesn’t deserve is to be believed automatically because she’s a woman making an accusation. When our system of justice is at its best, it judges each individual — the accuser and the accused — fairly, on the basis of the evidence, and with an adversarial process that has proved over the centuries the best way to ascertain the truth. Ford’s charge is serious by any standard, and despite the shameful way it was handled — Dianne Feinstein sat on it for weeks,...
  • Sarah Palin plans to leave Alaska

    09/22/2018 11:40:22 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sep 21, 2018 | Aris Foley
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) says that she and her husband are ready to leave their home in Alaska and “get outside and do more.” “We were anchored here for the kids. Now our youngest daughter is going to be out of school — she's going to go to nursing school — she'll be taken care of." “And we're ready to do a lot more.” “We’re not going to be holed up in Wasilla, Alaska, the rest of our life..." Palin and her husband, Todd Palin, said they have lived in Wasilla since they first met in high school....
  • Christine Ford, accuser of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, agrees 2 Senate testimony re sex..

    09/22/2018 11:38:50 AM PDT · by tinyowl · 271 replies
    cnbc ^ | Sept 22, 2018 | J David
  • Joy Reid Guest: 'Claim' Against Kavanaugh Should be Sufficient to Force Him Out

    09/22/2018 10:47:36 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 70 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    C'mon, Kavanaugh, why won't you walk the plank? After all, someone has made a "claim" against you. That, in a nutshell, was the complaint of a guest on Joy Reid's MSNBC show this morning. Said Maya Wiley: "Douglas Ginsburg was the person that was nominated by Reagan, after Bork got borked. Within a matter of days, he was honest about marijuana use, and had to step down. But a claim of sexual assault is not sufficient?"Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • April 2018: The World's 5 Most Dangerous Airlines

    09/22/2018 10:26:16 AM PDT · by rey · 34 replies
    Travel Awaits ^ | 19 Apri, 2018 | Anna Freyer
    Airline safety is measured by AirlineRatings.com, which uses a variety of metrics to award airlines as many as seven stars for safety and quality. The below airlines are the only ones in the world with only one star. 1. Air Koryo This may not be particularly surprising, but North Korea's national airline is rock bottom in the world rankings. Unlike most entries on this list, it is fatality-free and has an IOSA Certification, which is an internationally-recognized standard for the airline's operation and control systems. So, why the low star rating? For one, Air Koryo received an EU ban in...
  • Ireland to give extra €1 million to help Palestinian refugees [barf]

    09/22/2018 10:25:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    TheJournal.ie ^ | 09/22/2018 | Gráinne Ní Aodha and AFP
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met President Michael D. Higgins, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, and Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney today. Coveney had invited Abbas to come to Ireland at their meeting in Ramallah in January. To coincide with the visit, the Tánaiste announced additional funding of €1 million to the UN Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). “Ireland is a longstanding supporter of UNRWA’s vital work in delivering healthcare, education and food to 5.3 million Palestine refugees. The ongoing conflict in the Middle East region has meant an increased demand for UNRWA’s services but funding has not kept pace...
  • Does Grassley have a spine - live thread

    09/22/2018 10:09:39 AM PDT · by Cold War Veteran - Submarines · 308 replies
    Vanity | Self
    Around an hour and a half to go....again. Will the second trombone player grow a pair?
  • Kavanaugh a 'man of integrity,' Pence tells Values Voter Summit

    09/22/2018 9:58:38 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 22, 2018 | Seth McLaughlin
    Vice President Mike Pence praised Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as a “man of integrity” and said it has been “disgraceful” how some Democrats have handled the confirmation process. Speaking at the Values Voters Summit, Mr. Pence said Mr. Kavanaugh has “impeccable credentials and a proven judicial philosophy” and said he has established a “strong record of support for limited government, religious liberty and our Second Amendment.”
  • Gregg Jarrett say Maryland has no Statute of Limitations on Sexual Assault

    09/22/2018 9:35:20 AM PDT · by Mariner · 101 replies
    Fox Business ^ | September 21st, 2018 | Lou Dobbs
    In this segment (starting at the 20:00min mark), Gregg Jarrett says the State of Maryland has no Statute of Limitations on sexual assault.And that Ford should pursue her quest for "justice" with the State of Maryland.Not the political theater of the Senate committee.
  • Weekly Update: Kavanaugh Deserves A Vote. Now.

    09/22/2018 9:26:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | September 21, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Will We Have Rule by Law or Rule by Mob? Once Again The Deep State Digs In Its Heels The Secret Service Doesn’t Want You To Know What Presidential Travel Costs Bill and Hillary Are Still Using Influence to Spread the Cash An Immigration Cash Cow for the Establishment Will We Have Rule by Law or Rule by Mob? Americans should brook no further delay of a full Senate vote on Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. Let’s be clear: Leftists are trying to blow up the Senate confirmation process in their attack on Judge Kavanaugh. Their latest...
  • Dershowitz: Trump's lawyers could force Rosenstein to recuse himself from Mueller probe

    09/22/2018 9:25:23 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/22/18 | John Bowden
    Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz says that President Trump could fight in court to force Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to recuse himself in the special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Dershowitz made the comments in an interview on CNN's "Smerconish" after it was reported by The New York Times that Rosenstein brought up the possibility of recording Trump in the Oval Office last year. Rosenstein has said that he "never pursued or authorized recording the President and any suggestion that I have ever advocated for the removal of the President is absolutely false." Dershowitz suggested...
  • The Most Important Election in 222 Years

    09/22/2018 9:24:47 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 22, 2018 | Gregory Buls
    In 1796, America under George Washington enjoyed peace and prosperity unforeseen by even the most optimistic Founders. The election of 1796 was arguably the most important in the nation's history because it represented our first true transfer of power. Many had urged Washington to be king. Instead, he willingly gave his power back to the people, who then placed it into the hands of our second president, John Adams. Though Adams beat Thomas Jefferson by a mere three electoral votes – and won just 71 out of 276 cast – thoughts of monarchy were forgotten, and America was set on...
  • Grassley extends deadline, but Kavanaugh accuser's testimony still a question

    09/22/2018 9:20:38 AM PDT · by ZeroToHero · 34 replies
    Washington examiner ^ | 2018-09-22 21:00 | Caitlin Yilek
    And whether Christine Blasey Ford will tell her story to the Senate Judiciary Committee is still up in the air.
  • Clinton calls for FBI to investigate Kavanaugh allegations: ‘It’s a fair request’

    09/22/2018 9:14:37 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/22/18 | John Bowden
    Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton defended Christine Blasey Ford's request for an FBI investigation into her claims of sexual assault against Brett Kavanaugh in an interview Friday. Speaking with CBS host Stephen Colbert on "The Late Show," the former secretary of state said that it would be "very easy" for FBI agents to investigate Ford's claims in a manner of weeks. "I am hoping at some point there will be an agreement to have an investigation," Clinton told Colbert on Friday night's show, which taped earlier in the day. "It would be very easy for the FBI to go...
  • Democrats float more Kavanaugh investigations, impeachment even if he is confirmed

    09/22/2018 9:10:12 AM PDT · by gattaca · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 22, 2018 | Adam Shaw
    As the political fight over the sexual assault allegation made against Brett Kavanaugh intensifies, Democrats are indicating that -- even if confirmed -- they intend to drag the fight over his Supreme Court nomination past November, raising the possibility of an impeachment push.