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  • ACCUSER’S ADVISER PREDICTED ‘STRATEGY’ THAT WOULD DEFEAT KAVANAUGH

    09/21/2018 8:16:25 PM PDT · by lasereye · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | September 21, 2018 | Amber Athey
    Ricki Seidman, the Democratic operative who is advising Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, predicted in July that there would be a “strategy” to defeat Kavanaugh’s nomination. Seidman interviewPolitico reported on Thursday that Seidman, who also advised Anita Hill to testify against Clarence Thomas in 1991, is giving advice to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. On July 10, Seidman said on a conference call with the American Constitution Society that she believed a “strategy will emerge” that would upend Kavanaugh’s nomination. Audio of the call was recorded and uploaded by the GOP on Thursday. “I do think that over the coming days and weeks...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Thomas of Villanova, Bishop and Confessor (Gueranger)

    09/21/2018 9:01:43 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    White Double IN 1517 A CRUEL BLOW fell upon the great Augustinian family; Luther, one of its members, raised the cry of revolt which was to be echoed for centuries by every passion. But the illustrious Order, which had unwittingly nurtured this child of evil, was none the less acceptable to God; and He deigned, before long, to demonstrate this, for the consolation of institutes whose very excellence exposes unworthy subjects to more dangerous falls. It was at the First Vespers of All Saints that Luther broached, at Wittenburg, his famous theses against indulgences and the authority of the...
  • 1991 WILLIAM SAFIRE Essay; The Plot To Savage Thomas

    09/20/2018 1:21:20 PM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 14, 1991 | WILLIAM SAFIRE
    The full story of the conspiracy to blackmail Clarence Thomas into withdrawing will not be told until after the Senate votes on his confirmation Tuesday. But the outlines of the plot to use Anita Hill to bring him down are clear. Ricki Seidman, aide to that defender of womanhood, Senator Ted Kennedy, and James Brudney, aide to Senator Howard Metzenbaum, were tipped off by the legion of liberal activists digging for dirt that Professor Hill harbored a secret grudge against Judge Thomas. They called her and persuaded her to file the accusation that the reassembled Bork Brigade thought would surely...
  • Dan Rather Admits a Borking of Kavanaugh Is in Progress, Truth Be Damned

    09/18/2018 4:40:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 18, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Despite no evidence to back up the allegations of attempted sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the liberal media were eager to make them stick. Comparisons to Justice Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill were wildly thrown around along with suggestions those accusations were true. They were also hopeful for a better result this time. Disgraced journalist Dan Rather admitted as much during a Monday appearance on CNN’s Cuomo Prime Time. Disguised under the illusion of seeking “truth”, Rather admitted that the character assassination of Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork in the 1980’s was what happened to Justice...
  • NYC Bar Withholds Review of Kavanaugh for Supreme Court Seat (Like they did Clarence Thomas)

    09/13/2018 3:22:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The New York Law Review ^ | September 13, 2018 | Christine Simmons
    In a rare move for the bar group, the New York City Bar Association is withholding a rating of Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee. The New York City Bar said Thursday that it was unable to determine whether Kavanaugh is qualified to serve on the Supreme Court “because the public record is incomplete on whether he possesses the personal integrity necessary to serve in that role.” The city bar assesses whether a Supreme Court nominee is “highly qualified,” “qualified,” or “not qualified” based on a set of several factors. It’s rare the city bar has withheld...
  • Is Clarence Thomas the Supreme Court's Future?

    08/02/2018 12:31:47 PM PDT · by NRx · 27 replies
    NY Times ^ | 08-02-2018 | Linda Greenhouse
    ...Against this backdrop, I want to focus on Justice Clarence Thomas and specifically on the record he compiled during the past term. There is something almost discordant about including Justice Thomas in a discussion of “the future” because his highly personal and eccentric jurisprudence would take the court and the Constitution hurtling backward into the past. That’s no great revelation. He has long insisted that the only legitimate way to interpret a constitutional provision is to give it the “public meaning” it supposedly had at the time it was written. So in 2011, for example, he dissented from a majority...
  • In Travel Ban Ruling, Justice Thomas Takes Aim At Nationwide Injunctions

    07/01/2018 10:51:52 AM PDT · by xzins · 53 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 29 Jun 18 | Ben Weingarten
    Justice Clarence Thomas opened the door to future Supreme Court sparring over an issue with profound legal and practical implications that go well beyond Trump’s travel ban in his concurring opinion in Trump v. Hawaii.Thomas — the underappreciated revolutionary of the Supreme Court, in the sense of his work to restore founding principles in the law through philosophically consistent originalist jurisprudence – called into question the very idea that a single federal judge in Hawaii can impose an injunction barring a presidential executive order against anyone nationwide in the first place.If his words are any indication, the practice of...
  • Marijuana May Yet Make Strangest of Bedfellows In Warren and Thomas

    06/11/2018 5:06:11 AM PDT · by moonhawk · 18 replies
    NY Sun ^ | Ira Stoll
    Senator Warren, a Democrat of Massachusetts, is in the headlines for joining with Senator Cory Gardner, a Republican who represents Colorado, to introduce the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States Act. That legislation would, as Warren put it in a tweet, “let states, territories, & tribes decide for themselves how best to regulate marijuana — without federal interference.” Justice Thomas is Warren’s natural ally on the issue. He wrote an emphatic dissent in the 2005 Supreme Court case Gonzalez v. Raich. Alberto Gonzalez was President George W. Bush’s attorney general, and Angel Raich is an Oakland, Calif., woman who...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Thomas of Aquin, Doctor of the Church (Gueranger)

    03/06/2018 9:03:13 PM PST · by CMRosary · 5 replies
    White Double THE SAINT we are to honor today is one of the sublimest and most lucid interpreters of Divine Truth. He rose up in the Church many centuries after the Apostolic Age, nay, long after the four great Latin Doctors, Ambrose, Augustine, Jerome, and Gregory. The Church, the ever young and joyful Mother, is justly proud of her Thomas, and has honored him with the splendid title of The Angelical Doctor on account of the extraordinary gift of understanding wherewith God had blessed him; just as his cotemporary and friend, St. Bonaventure, has been called the Seraphic Doctor...
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Octave of Saint Thomas, Archbishop of Canterbury, and Martyr (Gueranger)

    01/04/2018 9:39:53 PM PST · by CMRosary
    THE CATHOLIC CHURCH in England celebrates today the Octave of St. Thomas of Canterbury. It is but fitting that the Country which was beautified with the blood of the illustrious Martyr should honor his memory with an especial fervor, and keep up his Feast during the joyful Octaves of Stephen, of John the Beloved Disciple, and of the Innocents of Bethlehem. We have seen, on the Feast itself, how the Catholic world gave expression, through the sacred Liturgy, to its love of our great Martyr. In the Ages of Faith, a victory gained by the Church was considered as...
  • [Catholic Caucus] St. Thomas, Archbishop of Canterbury, and Martyr (Gueranger)

    12/28/2017 9:30:31 PM PST · by CMRosary
    Red Double ANOTHER MARTYR comes in today to take his place round the Crib of our Jesus. He does not belong to the first ages of the church: his name is not written in the Books of the New Testament, like those of Stephen, John, and the Innocents of Bethlehem. Yet does he stand most prominent in the ranks of that Martyr-Host, which has been receiving fresh recruits in every age, and is one of those visible abiding proofs of the vitality of the Church, and of the undecaying energy infused into her by her divine Founder. This glorious...
  • CNN: ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’ and ‘Paw Patrol’ Are ‘Fascist Cartoons’

    12/23/2017 5:42:09 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Dec 2017 | CHARLIE NASH
    CNN called Thomas the Tank Engine and Paw Patrol “fascist cartoons” in an article on Friday, days before children around the globe will find toys from the popular shows under the Christmas tree. In the article, titled “Why kids love ‘fascist’ cartoons like ‘Paw Patrol’ and ‘Thomas,'” CNN contributor Elissa Strauss claimed children are “drawn to worlds in which identities are fixed, order trumps imagination and transgressions are met with routine punishment.” “This clash between what parents desire for their children and what children desire for themselves is most easily observable in cartoon preferences. So often, the more parents dislike...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Thomas, Apostle (Gueranger)

    12/20/2017 10:13:56 PM PST · by CMRosary
    Red Double of the Second Class Today the Church announces to us today, in her Office of Lauds, these solemn words: Nolite timere: quinta enim die veniet ad vos Dominus noster. Fear not: for on the fifth day, our Lord will come to you. THIS IS THE LAST Feast the Church keeps before the great one of the Nativity of her Lord and Spouse. She interrupts the Greater Ferias in order to pay her tribute of honor to Thomas, the Apostle of Christ, whose glorious martyrdom has consecrated this twenty-first day of December, and has procured for the Christian...
  • Prominent 9th Circuit judge faces sex misconduct inquiry

    12/14/2017 9:43:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 14, 2017 9:19 PM EST
    The chief judge of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Thursday that he has opened a misconduct inquiry into a judge accused of inappropriate sexual conduct and comments by six women. Ninth Circuit Chief Judge Sidney R. Thomas issued the order based on allegations against Judge Alex Kozinski in a Dec. 8 Washington Post article. The women were clerks and others at the largest federal appeals court in the country. Kozinski is a prominent judge, serving as chief judge of the 9th Circuit from 2007 to 2014. He is known for his irreverent opinions and his clerks often...
  • Report: Top GOP donors upset with legislative failures

    10/05/2017 6:25:36 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 71 replies
    ©2017 CAPITOL HILL PUBLISHING CORP. ^ | 10/05/17 08:57 AM EDT | BY OLIVIA BEAVERS -
    Top GOP donors are reportedly angry over the Republican Party's legislative failures, telling lawmakers their wallets are closed until something passes through the chambers.... As the GOP agenda stalls, party contributors are slowing down their cash donations until the lawmakers start showing they can get results and keep their key promises to undo Obama-era measures. With the 2018 midterms just around the corner, GOP lawmakers are trying to reassure the donors that they can deliver.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Thomas of Villanova, Bishop and Confessor

    09/21/2017 9:37:57 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    White Double IN 1517 a cruel blow fell upon the great Augustinian family; Luther, one of its members, raised the cry of revolt which was to be echoed for centuries by every passion. But the illustrious Order, which had unwittingly nurtured this child of evil, was none the less acceptable to God; and He deigned, before long, to demonstrate this, for the consolation of institutes whose very excellence exposes unworthy subjects to more dangerous falls. It was at the First Vespers of All Saints that Luther broached, at Wittenburg, his famous theses against indulgences and the authority of the...
  • Is There Such a Thing as Pure Evil? Here's What St. Thomas Says

    08/29/2016 7:54:32 AM PDT · by Salvation · 31 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-28-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Is There Such a Thing as Pure Evil? Here’s What St. Thomas Says. Msgr. Charles Pope • August 28, 2016 • We human beings are inclined to thinking categorically and absolutely. But not all (or even most) categories are absolute. Is there such a thing as absolute goodness, with no error admixed? Yes, most assuredly. God is so, as are the saints He has perfected in Heaven. But is there such a thing as absolute evil, in which there is no admixture of goodness? St. Thomas Aquinas and others say that there is not.On one level, this is because...
  • Tennessee Teacher Tad Cummins Arrested in California, Teen Elizabeth Thomas Safe

    04/21/2017 7:47:00 AM PDT · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 37 replies
    NBC News ^ | 4/21/17 | DANIELLA SILVA
    The 50-year-old Tennessee man accused of kidnapping his 15-year-old former student was arrested in Northern California — and the teenage girl was recovered safely after she was missing for more than a month, authorities said Thursday. Tad Cummins, a former high school teacher in rural Tennessee, was nabbed in California after disappearing with Elizabeth Thomas on March 13, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a post on Twitter. The TBI said Thomas was recovered safely. The two were discovered at daybreak Thursday morning after a caller had tipped authorities the night before that the pair was living "in a...
  • On the run: New images show fugitive teacher, 50, and abducted student, 15, with dyed hair at a

    03/31/2017 2:43:55 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 37 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 3/31/17 | Chris Spargo
    Full title......................On the run: New images show fugitive teacher, 50, and abducted student, 15, with dyed hair at a Walmart 700 miles from home days after kidnapping as his wife files for divorce ............ Tad Cummins and Elizabeth Thomas were spotted at a Walmart in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on March 15 The pair were captured on a security camera at the retail store, which is located 700 miles from Thomas' home in Culleoka, Tennessee Cummins, 50, and Thomas, 15, have both dyed their hair since they disappeared, with the teacher going from brown to black and the student now a...
  • Pence to be sworn in by Justice Thomas

    01/12/2017 5:46:09 PM PST · by usafa92 · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/12/2016 | Brooke Seipel
    Vice president-elect Mike Pence will be sworn into office Jan. 20 by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Reuters reported Thursday. Thomas, a conservative legal icon, was included in the official program for Trump’s inauguration as shared online by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies. Trump will be sworn in by the Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts. Traditionally, the chief justice swears in the president, and an incoming vice president picks someone else to administer his oath of office. Thomas, 68, is the second black justice to serve on the Supreme Court and is one of its most...