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  • FBI Incapable of Investigating Christine Ford Allegation

    09/23/2018 1:30:49 AM PDT · by kathsua · 26 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Melania Trump announces restoration of Blue Room furniture

    09/20/2018 11:53:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    WTOP-TV ^ | September 20, 2018 | The Associated Press
    The White House Blue Room is getting a new old look. Melania Trump has announced the restoration of a collection of furniture made for the White House by Frenchman Pierre-Antoine Bellange. The first lady says a team of curators has spent more than a decade restoring the furniture. The Committee for the Preservation of the White House approved the restoration project. President James Monroe bought the Bellange suite in 1817. Almost all of it had been auctioned off in 1859....
  • What Was Ford Doing at a Party with 4 Boys?

    09/20/2018 8:24:22 PM PDT · by kathsua · 37 replies
    Janitor's view ^ | 09-20-18 | Reasonmclucus
    Has anyone asked Christine Blasey Ford why she attended a party with four boys -- if there was a party? Most of us would suspect that a girl at a party with four boys was the "entertainment". Considering the way teenage peer pressure works, it is likely she would have been drinking along with the boys, if there was a party. If she had been drinking, then her memory of the event would be unreliable. She might not remember exactly what happened or even who was at the party. I say "if there was a party" because of how she...
  • Today in US military history: Old Ironsides, Yankee Division, and Commiskey's charge

    09/20/2018 7:30:59 AM PDT · by fugazi · 14 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Sept. 20, 2018 | Chris Carter
    Today’s post is in honor of Marine Sgt. Foster L. Harrington, who gave his life for our country on this day in 2003. Harrington, a 31-year-old native of Ft. Worth, Tex., was killed by enemy action in Iraq’s Anbar province. He was serving with the 3rd Force Reconnaissance Company, 4th Marine Division, Marine Corps Reserve. 1777: British Maj. Gen. Charles Grey launches a daring nighttime attack on Brig. Gen. Anthony Wayne’s Continental Army forces encamped near the Paoli Tavern near modern-day Malvern, Pa.. Grey orders his troops to only use bayonets, and has his men remove the flints from their...
  • Sept. 19 in military history

    09/19/2018 8:09:27 AM PDT · by fugazi · 10 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Sept. 19, 2018 | Chris Carter
    Today's post is in honor of Specialist Michael S. Cote Jr., who gave his life for our country on this date in 2009. Cote, a 20-year-old UH-60 Blackhawk crew chief from Denham Springs, La. was killed when his helicopter crashed in Balad, Iraq. He was serving in the 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, Task Force 49.1777: The Battle of Freeman's Farm — the first engagement in the Battle of Saratoga — opens between Continental forces under the command of Gen. Horatio Gates and British forces under Gen. John "Gentleman Johnny" Burgoyne. The Brits carry the day, but suffer heavy losses....
  • Judge Kavanaugh Meets His Anita Hill

    09/18/2018 3:35:22 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 18, 2018 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Maybe Sen. Dianne Feinstein had another cold, deciding to release a letter the author requested be kept confidential, a letter accusing Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in high school. In what was hardly a "Spartacus moment," the cowardly Feinstein withheld its existence during public and closed-door testimony, a private meeting, and personal phone calls with Kavanaugh. After the Democrats prattled on about not having all of Kavanaugh's documents, here was the self-righteous Feinstein, withholding a document until all else failed to derail Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. Liberals insist that all accusers be deemed credible and heard, but...
  • Sept. 18 in US military history

    09/18/2018 7:04:57 AM PDT · by fugazi · 2 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Sept. 18, 2018 | Chris Carter
    Today’s post is in honor of Pvt. 1st Class James W. Price, who gave his life for our country on this date in 2004. The 22-year-old native of Cleveland, Tenn. was killed when a vehicle he was riding was hit by an improvised explosive device in Baghdad. Price was assigned to the 4th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. 1862: A day after the bloody Battle of Antietam, Gen. George B. McClellan blows yet another opportunity to capture Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, perhaps ending the Civil War. While Lee abandons his invasion of...
  • Celebrating our Constitution, Remembering our Heritage

    09/17/2018 3:09:31 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 5 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | September 17, 2018 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on Constitution Day, 2018 On September 17, 1787, thirty-nine of the delegates to the Constitutional Convention got together for one final time, to sign the final document before sending it out to the states for ratification. (pictured: the Signing of the Constitution, by Louis S. Glanzman) There were 55 delegates in all, that momentous summer in Philadelphia, though all were rarely present at the same time. They had spent the summer debating both the big picture – what was to be the relationship between the federal government, the state governments, and the people? – and the small picture –...
  • Carter Weighing 2020 Presidential Run [semi-satire]

    09/17/2018 2:00:28 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 15 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 Sep 2018 | John Semmens
    Distressed by what he called the “human rights disaster perpetrated by President Trump,” former President Jimmy Carter said “I may have to come out of retirement to save the nation from his reelection.” “My main grievance is the blatant inequality Trump is willing to foist on this country,” Carter complained. “When I was president the entire country suffered through a malaise, but we did it together as one united people. The prosperity Trump is forcing on the country has shattered this unity and encouraged individuals to compete to get ahead. I don’t believe this is what Americans truly want. Otherwise...
  • Today in military history: Star Trek, the Red Baron, and bloody Antietam

    09/17/2018 8:17:30 AM PDT · by fugazi · 16 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Sept. 17, 2018 | Chris Carter
    Today's post is in honor of Staff Sgt. Michael W. Hosey, who gave his life for our country on this day in 2011. While serving in his fourth deployment, Hosey, 27, of Birmingham, Ala. was killed when his unit was attacked by insurgent small-arms fire in Afghanistan's Uruzgan province. He was assigned to Headquarters Support Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne) and serving on his fourth deployment. 1862: The Battle of Antietam (Maryland) – the bloodiest single-day battle in American history – opens between Confederate Army forces under Gen. Robert E. Lee and Union Army forces under Maj....
  • Remnant Institutions – British House of Lords and US Senate Part I

    09/17/2018 1:26:32 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 3 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | September 16th 2018 | Rodney Dodsworth
    The House of Lords. There’s an unmistakable correlation between the decline of the British and American middle houses of government and the loss of liberty in their respective countries. Today’s House of Lords and the US Senate not only do not serve their ancient or intended purposes, they subvert them. These previously proud and distinct institutions which in times past were separated by a degree from the popular will, today give the patina of legitimacy to majoritarian tyranny that denies natural and societal rights. This, the first of probably three squibs, begins with the British House of Lords (Lords) from...
  • EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT CHRISTINE BLASEY FORD'S UPCOMING TESTIMONY

    09/16/2018 9:40:39 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 38 replies
    The velveted paws of the typing tabby ^ | 9-17-2018 | (As related to grey_whiskers)
    Preach it, sister!
  • Trump Worse than bin Laden [semi-satire]

    09/16/2018 9:41:34 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 Sep 2018 | John Semmens
    This week, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough asserted that “President Trump is a far graver threat to America than the 9/11 attacks. The terrorists only killed a few thousand people, but Trump has poisoned the minds of tens of millions of voters.” “There is no way that al Qaida could’ve hoped to seize control of the US, but seizing control of the US is precisely what Trump, with the aid of 60 million co-conspirators, has done,” Scarborough contended. “This is a sizable enemy within that is in the process of undermining all the progress toward socialism achieved during the Obama Administration.” “We...
  • [Video] Mike Drop ! Mike Ritland interviews Debbie Lee [9/11/2018]

    09/16/2018 5:07:12 AM PDT · by JohnThree3to16 · 3 replies
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=vsZasUe2kbo
  • Professor Shoots Self to Protest Trump [semi-satire]

    09/15/2018 3:37:07 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 Sep 2018 | John Semmens
    At the College of Southern Nevada, Professor emeritus Mark Bird shot himself in the arm in a restroom as a protest against President Trump's anti-gun control policies. "People like me should never be permitted to have a gun," Bird said. "The demented Second Amendment guarantee of the right to bear arms clearly failed to prevent me from shooting myself. Trump's unwillingness to repeal this Amendment is the cause of the injury I suffered from my self-inflicted wound." Bird acknowledged that "those who enacted the Second Amendment in 1789 inhabited a simpler and saner world than we do today. Back then...
  • Free Trade - The Spirit Of The Ocean

    09/15/2018 6:19:08 AM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | 15 September 2018 | Geoff Fox
    Chinese power is expanding. Chinese claims to the South China Sea are not going to go away in a hurry. At the moment, American power represents a restraint on Chinese expansion. It is not clear how that will hold into the future. In his landmark foreign policy speech in April 2016 candidate Trump said, “……our resources are totally over extended. ……. the U.S. must be prepared to let these (European and Asian) countries defend themselves. We have no choice.” My unique country, Australia, a predominantly European nation on the edge of Asia, does have very deep emotional, cultural and historical...
  • Today in military history: 'the people that knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon'

    09/14/2018 7:24:13 AM PDT · by fugazi · 12 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Sept. 14, 2018 | Chris Carter
    Today's post is in honor of U.S. Army Sgt. Trevor A. Blumberg, who gave his life for our country on this date in 2003. The 22-year-old Canton, Mich. native was killed by an improvised explosive device while riding in a vehicle through Fallujah, Iraq. [...] 1862: Maj. Gen. George McClellan’s Army of the Potomac gets the better of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, which was divided amongst three passes through Maryland’s Blue Ridge Mountains. The 23rd Ohio Regiment, commanded by Lt. Col. (and future president) Rutherford B. Hayes is the first to make contact with Lee’s army....
  • Did Barack Obama Help Donald Trump Defeat Hillary Clinton?

    09/14/2018 7:10:58 AM PDT · by kathsua · 36 replies
    janitor's view ^ | 09/13/18 | Reasonmclucus
    If the Russian hacking operation helped Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton, as many Democrats believe, then President Barack Obama obviously helped Trump defeat Clinton by allowing the Russians to hack the Democrats' emails. Although I doubt that the Russian hacking had any impact on the election, I recognize that if Obama believed the Russians would help Trump win he obviously wanted Trump to defeat Clinton. Why would Obama want fellow Democrat Clinton to lose to a Republican? I don't have any inside information, but there is a persistent rumor that Obama has been plotting to return to the White House....