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  • Time To Bork The Borkers On The Senate Judiciary Committee

    09/23/2018 3:04:50 AM PDT · by familyop · 8 replies
    RedState ^ | September 22, 2018 | Miranda Morales
    As one of our authors said in a column at the beginning of Kavanaugh’s hearing, this current method of “examining” SCOTUS nominees started with Robert Bork. Once the left saw Teddy Kennedy’s success, they grabbed ‘hold and haven’t let go. This is our opportunity to turn it around. We’ve been afraid to “discredit” a sexual assault or harassment victim. Unfortunately, the Left has made those terms so vague as to render them meaningless. And, they’ve insisted we believe every female because… chromosomes. In my opinion, Chrsitine Blasey Ford suffered some kind of trauma. I don’t know who the perpetrator was,...
  • Letter: Kavanaugh hearing

    09/23/2018 1:34:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Courier ^ | September 23, 2018 | Chris Simenson
    DUNKERTON — I traveled to Cambodia two times recently. Each time I visit the “Killing Fields” of the murderous Khmer Rouge to pay homage to the innocent. They were all accused of crimes against the government. Confessions were obtained either voluntarily or through brutal coercion. These were used as “evidence” to convict the innocent and condemn them to a brutal death by bludgeoning after which their bodies were thrown in mass graves. The #Metoo movement has been weaponized in a similar manner to its detriment. The accused are assumed guilty and accusations are placed on par with evidence. Likewise anyone...
  • FBI Incapable of Investigating Christine Ford Allegation

    09/23/2018 1:30:49 AM PDT · by kathsua · 22 replies
    Janitor's view ^ | 09/222/18 | Reasonmclucus
    t would be impossible for the FBI to determine what, if anything, happened at the time Christine Blasey Ford claimed to have been attacked. The FBI cannot examine the scene of the alleged attack for evidence because even if the building is still there it likely has been cleaned many times since that evening. The building might even have been remodeled and the furniture replaced. Ford is the only apparent witness who remembers the incident and she had been drinking. It wouldn't have taken very much alcohol to impair the perception of a 15 year old girl. Her description could...
  • Hillary: It Would Be ‘Very Easy’ For FBI To Investigate Brett Kavanaugh Sex Assault Allegations

    09/22/2018 3:57:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 111 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | September 22, 2018 | Beth Shilliday, Senior Evening Writer
    Hillary Clinton stopped by CBS’ ‘The Late Show’ on Sept. 21. She’s slamming the GOP and FBI for refusing to investigate sexual assault allegations against SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Hillary Clinton is going hard on the FBI and GOP Senators for refusing to investigate sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, 53. She stopped byThe Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Sept. 21 to promote the paperback copy of her 2016 presidential election memoir What Happened. The former Secretary of State said it would be “very easy” for the Feds to investigate sexual assault allegations made by Professor...
  • Busy Philipps, Sophia Bush, More Call on Ivanka Trump to Support Kavanaugh Accuser Blasey Ford

    09/22/2018 2:51:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Us Weekly ^ | September 22, 2018 | Kathy Campbell
    Celebrities including Busy PhilippsOpens a New Window. , Sophia BushOpens a New Window. and Chelsea HandlerOpens a New Window. have taken to social media to ask Ivanka Trump to support Christina Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. Using the hashtag #DearIvanka stars including Alyssa MilanoOpens a New Window. , Debra MessingOpens a New Window. and Melanie GriffithOpens a New Window. posted a message to the eldest daughter of President Trump. “#DearIvanka,” the shared post reads. “You don’t follow me on social media. But as a public servant, you work for me. You’ve proclaimed...
  • Trump border wall going up in Texas

    09/22/2018 1:39:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    MSN News ^ | September 22, 2018 | Agence France Presse
    The United States was to begin construction in Texas on Saturday of part of President Donald Trump's border wall designed to curb illegal immigration, which he calls a security threat. Running along four miles (six kilometers) of the 2,000-mile border with Mexico, the new section will replace existing fencing along the boundary between El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, US Customs and Border Protection said in a statement. "This new wall will be far more durable and far more effective in deterring would-be illegal entrants," Aaron Hull, Chief Patrol Agent in the El Paso sector, said in the statement....
  • Trump’s Chinese Tariffs Are a Necessary ‘Evil’

    09/22/2018 1:30:11 PM PDT · by Thalean · 3 replies
    American Greatness ^ | September 22, 2018 | Spencer P Morrison
    President Trump announced this week he would levy 10 percent tariffs on some $200 billion worth of Chinese goods. The tariff is scheduled to take effect on September 24, and is slated to increase to 25 percent by year’s end. Of course, China pledged to retaliate with tariffs of “equal scale and equal strength.” This has some American exporters worried. After all, China is the fourth-largest buyer of American goods. Even more important to these exporters, the Middle Kingdom is the world’s largest untapped consumer market. China is El Dorado—were it only open for business. GOP bigwigs agree, and are...
  • Rosenstein Blasts Times’ ‘Smear’ [semi-satire]

    09/22/2018 1:08:03 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Sep 2018 | John Semmens
    This week, a New York Times story about a scheme in which Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein would wear a “wire” to secretly record President Trump and recruit cabinet members to activate Trump’s removal from office under the provisions of the 25th Amendment was blasted as “inaccurate” and “factually incorrect” by Rosenstein. “It is shameful that a respected newspaper would rely on anonymous sources to defame me,” Rosenstein complained. “After all I have done to help the Times over the years acquire difficult to obtain information on sensitive topics from internal government archives, I can only regard this as a...
  • Conservatives claim media, Dems ignoring allegations against Ellison (BRAKING NEWS?)

    09/22/2018 12:40:46 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/21/18 | JASON SCHWARTZ
    **SNIP** Led by opinion hosts on Fox News, conservative figures looking to call out liberal hypocrisy have seized on accusations by Ellison’s former girlfriend Karen Monahan that he emotionally abused her and, during a 2016 argument, yelled profanities at her and dragged her off a bed. They claim that the national press, while giving ‘round the clock coverage to an allegation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted a woman when they were both in high school, has ignored Monahan’s more recent claims about Ellison — and so, they argue, has the Democratic Party. “Guess what? Prominent Democrats line up in support, believe...
  • Pence to Obama: Economy Booming Because Trump Administration Rolling Back Failed Obama Policies

    09/22/2018 10:29:23 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 20 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 9-22-2018 | Michelle Moons
    Vice President Mike Pence had a message for former President Barack Obama at the Values Voter Summit Saturday: the American economy is booming because the Trump administration is rolling back Obama administration policies. “It’s been two years of promises made and promises kept, and we’re just getting started,” Pence told the conference audience in Washington, DC. He cited more than four million jobs created since President Donald Trump took office, record low black and Hispanic unemployment, wages rising at the fastest pace in a decade, and the highest middle class income in recorded history. Pence said this did not just...
  • Christine Blasey-Ford deserved a hearing. She no longer does

    09/22/2018 10:00:45 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 63 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-22-18 | DrJohn
    Sen. Chuck Grassley has decided to give Christine Blasey-Ford one more day to decide if she wants to testify before the Judiciary committee. This is a bad idea. Ford did deserve a hearing, but she no longer does. Once Ford teamed up with Ricki Seidman, it became very clear that the intent here is to destroy Brett Kavanaugh as Seidman tried to do to Clarence Thomas. Ford and her legal team are engaged in chicanery. They've made asinine demands: Citing “sources,” Fox News’ Shannon Bream reports on the demands Christine Blasey Ford and her legal team are making as a condition for...
  • Why I am certain Christine Glassy Ford is lying

    09/22/2018 9:26:07 AM PDT · by detective · 81 replies
    I live in Montgomery County Maryland. It is where Brett Kavanaugh and Glassy Ford went to high school. It is where the supposed party took place. My daughter played sports in high school. One of the teams she played against was Holton Arms. Montgomery County is one of the most liberal, leftist politically correct places in the country. Almost everyone literally hates President Trump. They say they would do anything to get him out of office. Almost all the Washington media live in Montgomery County or close by. I know people who are friends with the reporters in the news....
  • Tell Professor Ford to fly a kite

    09/22/2018 6:09:56 AM PDT · by upchuck · 43 replies
    blog ^ | Sep 22, 2018 | Don Surber
    Who the hell is Professor Ford to decide if and when the Senate will vote on the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court? Ford contends that when she was 15 she and a girlfriend went to a beer party with four boys and wound up in bed with a teenaged Kavanaugh on top of her. She has conflated this into both attempted rape and potential homicide, raising his charges only to cast shade on his nomination in a cynical abuse of the system. Like Anita Hill before her, she can lie under oath with immunity -- who...
  • Dems Claim GOP Request for Evidence from Accuser "Unfair" [semi-satire]

    09/21/2018 11:55:31 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 15 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Sep 2018 | John Semmens
    Christine Blasey Ford, the college professor who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of groping her at a drunken party in somebody's house near a park sometime in the early 1980s when both were high school students, has been resisting Republican requests for her to testify at the Senate Judiciary Committee. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) insists that "the Republican demand that it is the accuser's responsibility to tell her story to them is an attempt to silence her. Christine has already done her part to put the ball in play with her accusation. It is now Kavanaugh's job to...
  • Why Hasn’t Trump’s Refugee Policy Repelled His Christian Supporters?

    09/21/2018 4:33:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 21, 2018 | Conor Friedersdorf
    Refugees are not simply impoverished migrants. A refugee is defined, by a 1951 international convention, as a person who, “owing to well-founded fear of being persecuted … is outside the country of his nationality and is unable or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country.” The maximum number of refugees that the U.S. should accept in a given year is a fraught question. Dara Lind reports that in the final year of the Carter administration, federal officials settled on the answer 231,700. Under Reagan, the answer fluctuated between a high of 217,000...
  • The New York Times Claims Deputy AG Rosenstein Conspired to Remove Trump from Office Back in 2017

    09/21/2018 2:48:50 PM PDT · by davikkm · 22 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    The failing NYT, to use President Trump’s own parlance, published an interesting article on Friday. The article claims (based on inside/anonymous sources of the best kind, obviously) that deputy AG Rosenstein, which is the actual attorney general of the United States, as Jeff Sessions recused himself from, well, everything, plotted/conspired to remove the POTUS from office in the spring of 2017. The bright plan concocted by Rosenstein was something along the lines of Trump cabinet members wearing recording devices during meetings with the POTUS. The respective recordings would have been made public at some point, and would have showed, beyond...
  • Twitter Reportedly Locked James Woods Out Of His Account

    09/21/2018 1:00:26 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 32 replies
    Chicks on the Right ^ | September 21, 2018 | Ashley (Kimber)
    James Woods is one of my FAVORITE people to follow on Twitter. He tells it like it is… and it’s usually HILARIOUS. Well… it seems that Twitter has now locked James out. Because OF COURSE THEY HAVE. Even more obnoxious? What they locked him out for: Hey guys, @Twitter has locked @RealJamesWoods’ account. His statement: “You are a coward, @jack. There is no free speech for Conservatives on @Twitter.”#JamesWoods pic.twitter.com/zGVOnxP0D6 — Sara Miller (@Millerita) September 21, 2018 Wut? THAT is what he got locked out for? Jimmy’s timeline is still visible to everyone. The tweet they want him to delete...
  • vanity - Fill Every Open Judgeship and get Kavanaugh In

    09/21/2018 10:37:31 AM PDT · by Will not Live for another Man · 7 replies
    Vanity | 9/21/2018 | Vanity
    Warning: only read this post if you really like a good conspiratorial "inside politics" scenario...😁 Per Article 1 Section 5 of the Constitution, "Neither House, during the Session of Congress, shall, without the Consent of the other, adjourn for more than three days, nor to any other Place than that in which the two Houses shall be sitting." So McConnell fed up with the Kavanaugh contretemps gets the Senate to vote to adjourn till after the midterm elections... BUT Ryan refuses to let the House adjourn, because they are, "doing the people's business." So, the Senate cannot adjourn by this section... BUT This type of...
  • CNN Brings On Friend Of Kavanaugh’s Accuser Who Admits Never Hearing About Alleged Kavanaugh Assault

    09/21/2018 10:04:34 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 28 replies
    RedState ^ | September 20, 2018 | Brandon Morse
    I’ve described CNN’s Jim Acosta in the past as more of an activist than a journalist. And why wouldn’t I? Acosta beclowns himself repeatedly in his attempts at gotcha moments with President Donald Trump or Press Secretary Sarah Sanders. It always ends in sadness…for Acosta anyway. For the rest of us, watching the smug White House correspondent fall figuratively flat on his face is somewhat refreshing. On Wednesday, we got another such moment, when Acosta invited on a friend of Christine Blasey Ford’s, Samantha Guerry, to talk about Ford’s sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Acosta and...
  • CNN Hosts Women’s Panel On Kavanaugh Accusations And It Doesn’t Go As Planned(HAHA)

    09/21/2018 9:47:59 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 25 replies
    RedState ^ | September 21, 2018 | Brandon Morse
    CNN isn’t exactly known for presenting a balanced view of things, and the hearings regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are no different. However, a recent attempt at a women’s panel likely meant to further drive opinion of Kavanaugh down, given CNN’s history, did not go the way it was supposed to. Instead of speaking out against Kavanaugh, the CNN panel of women not only defended him but said they have no sympathy for his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford. The women first discussed how it’s hard to believe the word of a woman who is talking about something that happened...