Saturday, October 06, 2018

Minorities See It

If there was a movie, Brett Kavanaugh would be the bad guy. He is somebody you can't identify with, a puffy-faced drunk with an impotent whiny temper and no respect for women, he's moody and defensive and paranoid and not very smart. He would be the "spoiled rich guy" in the movie, the ex-boyfriend, and at some point the streetwise hero would punch him out and the audience would cheer. He is a creep.

But Republican Senators think he is a fine specimen, a regular guy. He's one of them. He likes beer a lot but never blacks out -- just ask him -- and so when he says he doesn't remember trying to rape this particular Holton Hosebag, it means it never happened. Not that it matters, because the Senators didn't believe her, or, really, care. They hired somebody to talk to her so they wouldn't have to, and at the end of the day it didn't matter. Kavanaugh is one of them, and now he will determine how the Constitution will be interpreted for all of us.

The Root is an online magazine with a black readership, and they make a great point, regarding a recent poll.
...what virtually no mainstream coverage of that poll mentioned, despite Quinnipiac highlighting it in their own summary of the data—is that there were steep racial divides in how people viewed Kavanaugh.

Those results would reveal that 83 percent of black and 66 percent of Latinx voters believe Blasey Ford, compared to a mere 40 percent of white voters. And that 80 percent of black and 69 percent of Latinx voters considered her honest compared to just 54 percent of white voters.

This gap persists even when you isolate out white women, a demographic some pundits believed would be outraged at how Blasey Ford was treated by Senate Republicans (her testimony—deemed “credible” by Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee—was essentially thrown out once Kavanaugh began rage-crying).

According to the Quinnipiac poll, nearly half (47 percent) of white women considered Kavanaugh to be honest. The numbers for black and Latinx voters? Just 7 percent and 34 percent, respectively. A plurality of white women did believe Blasey Ford (46 percent)—but it was nowhere near the majority, as was the case with black and Latinx voters. ‘People’ Aren’t Divided on Kavanaugh’s Confirmation. White People Are.
Black and Hispanic Americans believed the victim and saw the creep as a creep.

Trump rose to power on a message of white supremacy, and here you see how it works.

248 Comments:

Anonymous Lady Gaga said...

You know when it comes to the political stuff with you, I’m going to say bring it on. Because what I have seen on the news with this debate of Kavanaugh vs. Dr. Ford, it’s one of the most upsetting things I have ever witnessed. It’s heartbreaking, but I will tell you something because I am a sexual assault survivor. And the truth is that y’know, like Trump the other day was speaking at a rally and he said “she has no memory of how she got to the party, y’know. Should we trust she remembers the assault?” And the answer is “Yes.” And I’ll tell you why. I’ll tell you, I’ll tell you exactly why. And I also know that this woman is smart because she’s a psychologist, she’s no dummy. If someone is assaulted or experiences trauma, there is a science, and scientific proof. It’s biology, that people change. The brain changes. And literally what it does is it takes the trauma and puts it in a box and it files it away and shuts it so that we can survive the pain. And it also does a lot of other things, it can cause body pain, it can cause y’know baseline elevations in anxiety, it can cause complete avoidance of wanting to even remember or think about what happened to you. But what I believe that I have seen is that when this woman saw that Judge Kavanaugh was going to be possibly put in the highest position of power in the judicial system of this country she was triggered and that box opened and when that box opened she was brave enough to share it with the world to protect this country.

October 06, 2018 8:18 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Only 2% to 6% of sexual assault allegations are false. With three women accusing Kavanaugh the odds that he is innocent are vanishingly small.

The disgusting Susan Collins, who was always going to vote to confirm Kavanaugh and just looking for cover, said after reading the sham FBI investigation that it "was not more probably than not that Kavanaugh was guilty". That was an absurd statment, one no honest person would have made - it is obviously a great deal more probable than not that Kavanaugh is guilty.

The disgusting Susan Collins later had the nerve to talk about how "important and real" the #metoo movement is after she gave a promotion to sexual predator. Her hypocrisy is absolutely sickening. I hope she is cursed for the rest of her life for her disgusting display of trying to excuse her inexcusable support of Kavanaugh.

And once again, hats off to Republican Lisa Murkowski and 48 of the Democratic Senators who put their own electoral ambitions secondary to doing the right thing and voted "NO" on Kavanaugh. They will always be remembered as the ethical people during this whole charade.

October 06, 2018 10:01 PM  
Anonymous homosexuality never produces life, two of 'em ain't marriage said...

"Should we trust she remembers the assault?” And the answer is “Yes.” And I’ll tell you why. I’ll tell you, I’ll tell you exactly why. And I also know that this woman is smart because she’s a psychologist, she’s no dummy."

yes, she is smart and a trained psychologist

that's how she knows how to beat a polygraph

she even taught the technique to help Monica McLean beat one to get in to the FBI

funny thing is she testified before the Judiciary Committee that she never did that

was that tendency to lie also part of the trauma?

you know Monica, right?

she was with Ford in Rehoboth Beach when she composed the letter to Feinstein

she also sat behind her at the hearings

you know, like she masterminded the whole thing

of course, Ford is a smart psychologist, so she knew how to play the country

get on TV before the Senate and talk in a baby-talk tone of voice and everyone will say she must be truthin'

SHE HAS NO INCENTIVE

October 07, 2018 1:15 AM  
Anonymous homosexuality never produces life, two of 'em ain't ever a marriage said...

"Only 2% to 6% of sexual assault allegations are false."

I guess this is one of the six percent

do you know what the percent is when thirty-six years have passed before the accusation was made

and the accuser can't remember any fact that can be verified

and she names several witnesses who all say the don't what she's talking about

and she gets before the Senate and tells several lies?

when those factors are present, what is the percent then?

"With three women accusing Kavanaugh the odds that he is innocent are vanishingly small."

the other two:

one couldn't remember if it really happened until talking to her lawyer for six days and no one else there remembers it

the other has recanted on national TV, but Priya pretends not to know this

three unlikelies only make a likely in topsy-turvy TTFland!!

"The disgusting Susan Collins,"

Priya calling someone else "disgusting"

how ironic!

"who was always going to vote to confirm Kavanaugh and just looking for cover"

Susan Collins gave the greatest summation for why Kavanaugh's confirmation was vital to our country

fifty years from now, kids will read it in AP US History class

"And once again, hats off to Republican Lisa Murkowski "

Murkowski is so far down in polls that she thought her only chance is to appease liberals and hope they can come up with a way to save her

she won't be in the Senate in 2019

October 07, 2018 1:33 AM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Minutes after Sen. Susan Collins announced her support for Brett Kavanaugh, the site to fund her opponent was so overwhelmed that it crashed


Hahahahahahahaha!

Karma's a bitch Susan!

October 07, 2018 1:49 AM  
Anonymous hi, rememba me?, it's Merrick Garland again said...

WASHINGTON -- Brett Kavanaugh has been sworn in as the 114th Supreme Court justice in a private setting Saturday.

The best of the U.S. Senate confirmed Kavanaugh on Saturday to join the Supreme Court, delivering an election-season triumph to President Donald Trump that will swing the court to emphasize the Constitution for a generation.

Opponents were nasty to the end, as the roll call that was interrupted several times by protesters in the Senate Gallery before Capitol Police removed them. Vice President Mike Pence presided over the roll call, but his potential tie-breaking vote was unnecessary since the best Senators proved to be in the majority.

The vote gave Trump his second appointee to the court, pleasing conservative voters.

In final remarks just before the voting, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said a vote for Kavanaugh was "a vote to end this brief, dark chapter in the Senate's history and turn the page toward a brighter tomorrow."

Even Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia had to concede what a terrific Supreme Court justice Kavanaugh will make and joined the majority to give him a huzzah.

The approval would have been even higher but Kavanaugh supporter Steve Daines of Montana, was attending his daughter's wedding.

Kay Coles James, president of the brilliant Heritage Foundation, called the vote "a victory for liberty in America" and called Kavanaugh "a good man and good jurist."

Trump weighed in Saturday morning on behalf of the man he nominated in July. "Big day for America!" he tweeted

October 07, 2018 1:54 AM  
Anonymous hi, rememba me?, it's Merrick Garland again said...

who were the winners and losers of the last several weeks:

WINNERS:

1. The Rule of Law

2. Associate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh

3. President Donald J. Trump

Simply put, with this, his second Supreme Court Justice, Trump has secured his presidential legacy. The dream of a 5-4 conservative court is as old as I am, and only Trump could have ensured this, because Trump is the only Republican president who would have ever had the courage to not sacrifice Kavanaugh in the hopes of getting someone else approved before the midterm elections.

President Trump showed enormous character where no one else would have.

Let me repeat that word… Character.

4. Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)

That was the most American speech I have ever heard on the Senate floor, a speech based on facts, eternal principles, and basic human decency.

5. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

Since no Democrat or member of the media would do it, Graham did. These four minutes and twenty-six seconds of moral clarity funneled through righteous rage asked the question as forcefully and as clearly as anyone ever could: “Have you no decency, sir?” From that point, there was no going back. The truth had been released.

I cannot wait for Graham to become Trump’s next Attorney General.

6. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

Never flinched. Never wavered.

7. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ)

8. Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA)

9. The Republican Party

10. The Federalist Society

11. Rachel Mitchell

October 07, 2018 2:13 AM  
Anonymous hi, rememba me?, it's Merrick Garland again said...

LOSERS:

1. The Organized Left

When you read about things like the Salem Witch Trials, McCarthyism, and blacklists, you assume we are too well educated, mature, and ashamed of this history to ever repeat it. Well, repeat it we did, and now, after pouring all their hopes, dreams, schemes, hate, rage, integrity, endless hours of work, and piles of money into this cause, these godless fuckers lost… and like the vampires they are, the sunlight of decency has them hissing and howling and writhing in a state of complete shock because their own arrogance and provincialism assured them it could never happen.

Oh, and they’re stupid too, just plain dumb. Anyone with a room temperature IQ understood from the beginning, way back in July, just how important Susan Collins was going to be in this confirmation effort. And what did these idiots do? To prove they were bought and paid for, to prove they had no principles whatsoever, they showed up at their first protest with “Stop Kethledge” and “Stop Hardiman” signs. Collins immediately saw through them and, other than contempt, never gave them another thought.

Eager to double down on their indecency, eager to prove they are anti-science conspiracy theorists immune to facts and evidence, still they protest and rage against the “serial rapist” like a horde of crybabies who have nothing left but to wish that everyone else gets hit by a train. And by doing so, they are forcing Democrats to promise they will impeach Kavanaugh if they win in the midterms — which will only ensure this issue doesn’t lose its potency with Republican voters.

Rage on, you simple-minded swarm of spoiled sheep, your tactics not only no longer work — they backfired spectacularly.

2. Democrats

3. The Establishment Media

This loss is as devastating to the CNNs, NBCs, NPRs, and Washington Posts as Trump’s presidential victory.

Every single one of these liars went all-in to destroy an innocent man, and now they have lost the remaining ticketholders of their kabuki theater of objectivity… At long last, even Never Trump sees them for the monsters they truly are. And yes, they are the enemy of the people. Well, decent people.

What’s more, for at least ten days, all of the power of the media — print, online, and broadcast — was targeted at only a handful of senators. Naked, shameless, 24/7 propaganda and appeals to emotion directed at a half dozen people, and still they belly-flopped — primarily because alternative media was just as tireless in putting out the facts.

4. Michael Avenatti

5. Lisa Murkowski

6. Never Trump Dead-Enders

7. Cory Booker

8.#MeToo

9.The Matriarchy

10.Hollywood

October 07, 2018 2:15 AM  
Anonymous long live the the 114th Supreme Court justice of the United States said...

Yesterday was a heartening, classic American day.

The wrong failed, the truth prevailed.

In her nearly 45-minute speech that rocked the Senate floor and the country, Collins walked America through her logic and gave a stern scolding, calling the confirmation process something “that has become so dysfunctional it looks more like a caricature of a gutter-level political campaign than a solemn occasion.”

With clarity, candor, and ferocity, Collins laid out her reasoning for voting “yes” for Kavanaugh. Largely: “The four witnesses she named could not corroborate any of the events of that evening gathering where she says the assault occurred.”

Collins also did not hesitate to utterly skewer Democrats in their handling of this nomination, admonishing them. She spared no criticism for the Democrat who leaked Dr. Ford’s letter to the press originally and she said she hopes the last month’s antics will propel the Senate to ditch the current nomination process and find a new method of confirming judges.

“I suspect, regrettably, we will never know who did it. To that leaker, who I hope is listening now, let me say that what you did is unconscionable. You have taken a survivor, who is not only entitled to your respect, but who also trusted you, and you have sacrificed her well-being in a misguided attempt to win whatever political crusade you think you’re fighting. My only hope is that your callous act has turned this process into such a dysfunctional circus that it will cause the Senate and, indeed, all Americans to reconsider how we evaluate Supreme Court nominees. If that happens, then the appalling lack of compassion you afforded Professor Ford will have some unintended positive consequences."

Collins makes an interesting point that few politicians, particularly on the Senate floor, have had the chutzpah to make: Not only was there little, if any, evidence corroborating Ford’s claims, but the more time passed, the more the FBI looked into the allegations, and the more the media seemed to collude with Democrats, the more the process looked like a dysfunctional circus masquerading as a political crusade.

Collins was the perfect person to deliver this sort of scathing speech because she is a woman and hardly to the far-right ideologically. She chastised Democrats who would hijack an entire movement meant to bring justice to women who have been wronged and flip it around to aid them in a game of political chess, knocking down queens and becoming their own kingmakers. Collins didn’t let her femininity nor her moderation keep her from seeing the entire picture: This wasn’t just about a single charge of alleged sexual assault. This was a game meant to bring a good man down. This kind of clear-thinking, particularly at the end, will be a one-two punch for the books.

Before she even finished her speech, Collins began receiving mixed reviews. While Republicans are undoubtedly applauding, as President George H.W. Bush said, her “political courage,” she also received negative feedback on social media, and local news reports are saying some constituents are disappointed too. This, no doubt, comes from the fact that Collins isn’t exactly a hardcore conservative, which is why Democrats and Hollywood stars lobbied Collins so much on this vote. Still, Collins took an opportunity to not only bolster Brett Kavanaugh and Republicans trying to nominate the right judge for the Supreme Court, but she did so while pointing out how flawed this process was and how badly it needs to be reformed.

October 07, 2018 9:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kavanaugh, the least supported SCOTUS nomination ever. 50-48.

Worse than Dumbya's C average as 50 out of 100 is failure.

WTG, frat boy.

October 07, 2018 10:02 AM  
Anonymous Kav better recuse himself from every case involving women and Democrats, his bias has been so clearly made evident said...

Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has received more than a dozen judicial misconduct complaints in recent weeks against Brett M. Kavanaugh, who was confirmed as a Supreme Court justice Saturday, but has chosen for the time being not to refer them to a judicial panel for investigation.

A judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit — the court on which Kavanaugh serves — passed on to Roberts a string of complaints the court received starting three weeks ago, said four people familiar with the matter.

That judge, Karen LeCraft Henderson, had dismissed other complaints against Kavanaugh as frivolous, but she concluded that some were substantive enough that they should not be handled by Kavanaugh’s fellow judges in the D.C. Circuit.

...None of the complaints deal with the allegations made against Kavanaugh by Christine Blasey Ford, who said he had sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers.

It is rare for a misconduct complaint against a judge to get as far as the chief justice. The chief judge of a circuit court normally reviews complaints against judges in his or her circuit. Most are dismissed because they lack a factual basis to make such a claim or are simply disagreeing with a judge’s decision.

Henderson, whom President George H.W. Bush nominated to the bench, stepped in to review the complaints against Kavanaugh because Chief Judge Merrick Garland — whose nomination to the Supreme Court by President Barack Obama was blocked by Senate Republicans — recused himself from the matter.

The way the complaints against Kavanaugh are being dealt with is unusual, because Henderson concluded that the D.C. Circuit cannot properly handle them , and referred them to the chief justice. This is done only in exceptional circumstances, under the judiciary’s rules on misconduct.

Kavanaugh is a member of the D.C. Circuit Judicial Council, which normally rules on misconduct allegations in that court.

October 07, 2018 10:07 AM  
Anonymous John Dean said...

John Dean✔
@JohnWDean

Republicans have tanked the presidency, they’ve tanked the Congress, and today they will tank the Supreme Court. They want to “rule” not “govern.” Democracy loving America must reverse this trend on Nov. 6th. This is the most important midterm election ever. Stop GOP rule!
12:28 PM - Oct 6, 2018

October 07, 2018 12:22 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Former Yale Law School Dean: Kavanaugh's Confirmation Is An 'American Tragedy'

Robert Post, the former dean of Yale Law School, minced no words in excoriating Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court in an op-ed published in Politico on Saturday.

Kavanaugh, who graduated from the law school in 1990, had “stoked the fires of partisan rage and male entitlement,” Post wrote of the judge’s behavior following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. Kavanaugh will “undermine the [Supreme Court’s] claim to legitimacy,” Post said, calling the judge’s confirmation “an American tragedy.”

“He had apparently concluded that the only way he could rally Republican support was by painting himself as the victim of a political hit job,” Post said of Kavanaugh and the way the judge had attempted to defend himself from the accusations of sexual assault and harassment. “He therefore offered a witches’ brew of vicious unfounded charges, alleging that Democratic members of the Senate Judicial Committee were pursuing a vendetta on behalf of the Clintons. If we expect judges to reach conclusions based solely on reliable evidence, Kavanaugh’s savage and bitter attack demonstrated exactly the opposite sensibility.”

Post, who described Kavanaugh as a “casual acquaintance” whom he’d known for a decade, said he’d been “shell-shocked” by the judge’s behavior. “This was not the Brett Kavanaugh I thought I knew,” he wrote. “Having come so close to confirmation, Kavanaugh apparently cared more about his promotion than about preserving the dignity of the Supreme Court to which he aspired to join...his unbalanced rantings about political persectuion were so utterly inconsistent with the dispassionate temperament we expect from judges that one had to conclude that he had chosen ambition over professionalism.

His performance is indelibly etched in the public mind. For as long as Kavanaugh sits ont eh court, he will remain a symbol of partisan anger, a haunting reminder that behind that smiling face of judicial benevolenc lies the force of an urgent will to power. No one who has felt the force of that anger could possibly believe that Kavanaugh might actually be a detached and impartial judge. ”

October 07, 2018 1:04 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Post, a Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School who specializes in constitutional law, went on to lambast the senators who voted for Kavanaugh as caring “more about controlling” the court than the institution’s legitimacy.

“There will be hell to pay,” he warned.

Referring to a Wall Street Journal editorial penned last week by Kavanaugh in which the judge admitted to having been, perhaps, “too emotional at times” during his hearing before the Senate Judicial Committee and in which he vowed to be “an independent and impartial” judge, Post stressed that Kavanaugh “cannot have it both ways.”

“He cannot gain confirmation by unleashing partisan fury while simultaneously claiming that he possesses a judicial and impartial temperament,” said Post.

Kavanaugh, Post continued, will therefore “join the court as the black-robed embodiment of raw partisan power inconsistent with any ideal of an impartial judiciary.”

“His very presence will undermine the court’s claim to legitimacy; it will damage the nation’s commitment to the rule of law. It will be an American tragedy,” Post concluded.

October 07, 2018 1:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Susan Collins - "Sexual harrasment and assault have no place in any workplace. The reports involving Senator Franken are disturbing. His belated apology was certainly warranted."

White women, who enjoy proximal power from their association with white men have often served as the white patriarchy's most eager foot soldiers.

October 07, 2018 1:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Washington Post: "Never before has a Supreme Court nominee been poised to join the court while a fellow judge recommends that a series of misconduct claims against that nominee warrant review."

October 07, 2018 1:45 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

What are you grateful for?

I'm so very grateful for my wonderful husband who has made me happier than I've ever been in my life. He's loving, compassionate, humble, nurturing, generous, and an incredibly warm person who has me living in the lap of luxury. I have all the food I want to eat, all the clean water I want for drinking, bathing, doing laundery, and cooking. I have a house free from mice and I don't have to swat 20 or 30 flies a day in the summer. I can flush the toilet whenever I want, I never have to collect waste water in a pail and throw it outside, and I never have to go outside at -30 in a stiff wind, knee deep snow and lean against a tree to poop. I can drive wherever I want to go whenever I want, I get new clothes whenever I need them, and the house never gets blistering hot in the summer. Thank you sooo much Ward!

I am also grateful for the Canadian and Saskatchewan governments. They kept me alive in tough times and without their help I would have died several times over during my lifetime. They provided a healthy environment for me and codified the equality of people like me in law and acknowledged our dignity. Our wonderful government has been more of a family to me than people I grew up with who I was biologically related to. Thank you to the Canadian government!

And we're off for walking bird and stuffing!

October 07, 2018 1:58 PM  
Anonymous life should be preferenced, not practices that are lifeless said...

It’s not often people are genuinely surprising in politics, but Friday saw one of the most shocking and amazing displays of heroism in recent memory. It wasn’t just spectacular because of what was done, but because of who did it and how brilliantly it was done.

Maine Senator Susan Collins is one of those Republicans that drives conservatives crazy – a moderate from a purple state who is always a question mark when the chips are down. More often than not, you don’t want to find yourself in a position where you need her vote. But everything, all past transgression and irritations were wiped clean when, at 3:00, Senator Collins did what no one expected her to do and may well have saved the republic.

You might think that last part is a bit much, a little over the top. It’s really not.

Collins gave a speech not only announcing her support for the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, she also eviscerated the entire liberal smear machine that had been mobilized against a good in a way only someone in her position could.

Kavanaugh’s “sin” was existing wrong; disagreeing with a “progressive” view of the Constitution where our founding document could mean whatever a liberal wants it to mean. For this, and the threat his reverence for original intent poses to people who want a government that can impose their will on a whim, he had to be destroyed.

Lacking any rational argument against Kavanaugh, leftists went personal. They weren’t about to let the truth stand in their way, so innuendo and rumor were the weapons of choice. Unfounded, unproven, unsupported, and insane stories of sexual assault and gang rape were presented as fact. If they’d thought blaming him for the murder of the Lindberg baby of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman would’ve helped, they would’ve been tossed in the mix too.

The liberal mob sopped it up like it was the last bit of gravy on their plate at Thanksgiving. Every story, no matter how absurd, was reported and discussed as if there were videotape showing Kavanaugh confessing to each of them. The Democratic establishment went all in and the last vestiges of journalistic skepticism and ethics were sacrificed like a Mayan virgin during an eclipse.

Not only was the nomination in jeopardy, so was the very livelihood of a man whose true crime was to not be a member of the social justice mob.

Kavanaugh stood up for himself, as did the Trump administration and the usual suspects in the media and elected office. What was missing was anyone with credibility outside the usual suspects, on either side, as moderate Republicans played it coy and moderate Democrats hid.

It seemed as though no one would dare cross over no-man’s-land, that everyone was dug in and the Kavanaugh nomination and the man himself were going to be sacrificed on the altar of progressive politics.

Then came 3:00 on Friday.

October 08, 2018 6:36 AM  
Anonymous life should be preferenced, not practices that are lifeless said...

No one knew what Collins was going to say, which way she would vote. In the end, her speech not only announced her support, it drove a spike through the heart of whole enterprise.

If any other Republican had delivered that speech it would have been easily dismissed as exactly what you’d expect from Senator so-and-so. But this was Susan Collins, and Susan Collins has, for the past 2 decades, been elevated to hero status and a voice of reason by the very power structure she was denouncing. Only Nixon could go to China, and only Susan Collins could disembowel the liberal outrage machine because she was always the example they used for what they thought a Republican should be.

She left no stone unturned, no smear was safe – she deconstructed them all. Most importantly, Collins chastised the left for their rejection of the fundamentally American ideal of a person being innocent until proven guilty.

There, on the floor of the Senate, stood this person whom they’d all praised for years telling them they’d crossed the line, a big line, and she would have none of it. Her vote was secondary, her words stuck deeper than any vote could. Susan Collins had stood up to a yelling, chanting, stalking, death threat spewing angry liberal mob that was prepared to erect statues in her honor had she sided with them and said “enough.”

Giving into a temper-tantrum throwing child only ensures more temper-tantrums, and giving into a mob only encourages it. People who’d never side with the mob telling them no is what is expected. But someone they thought was gettable, maybe even with them, rejecting them with passion and facts was something for which they were completely unprepared.

The reaction from the left was a predictable fury, Collins was called a “rape apologist,” and worse. But she held her ground. Principles mattered.

In a just world, an unquestioningly qualified nominee like Brett Kavanaugh would be confirmed unanimously, but we don’t live in a just world, we live in the real world. Thanks to Susan Collins’ vote, and perhaps more importantly her speech, the liberal mob was defeated and the real world moved a little bit closer to the just one. As imperfect beings, that’s all we can hope for.

October 08, 2018 6:37 AM  
Anonymous life should be preferenced, not practices that are lifeless said...

"If there was a movie, Brett Kavanaugh would be the bad guy"

depends what year the movie was made

in the current Hollywood, the place Harvey Weinstein built, yeah, Supreme Court justice Kavanaugh is a bad guy

"He is somebody you can't identify with, a puffy-faced drunk with an impotent whiny temper and no respect for women, he's moody and defensive and paranoid and not very smart."

maybe a tad puffy-faced but other than that, none of these adjectives, caricatures, and epithets are even close to correct

when all else fails, as it has for the vicious liberal mob, go for disparaging someone's physical appearance

how uproarious that a TTFer would call him "not very smart"

"He would be the "spoiled rich guy" in the movie, the ex-boyfriend, and at some point the streetwise hero would punch him out and the audience would cheer. He is a creep."

you need to move on from bingeing on John Hughes movies on your old VCR

"But Republican Senators think he is a fine specimen, a regular guy. He's one of them. He likes beer a lot but never blacks out -- just ask him"

attacking him for drinking beer was a liberal missile that hit nothing

this is a country where most people sit around watching games every weekend that average about 50 beer commercials an hour

but good to know that the hypocrites at TTF are such teetotalers

"-- and so when he says he doesn't remember trying to rape this particular Holton Hosebag, it means it never happened."

that and the fact that no one else named by the accuser as witnesses remembered it either

Americans are funny that way

we believe we're all innocent until proven guilty

even if liberals resent you because you're sucessful

"Not that it matters, because the Senators didn't believe her, or, really, care. They hired somebody to talk to her so they wouldn't have to,"

so typical of the hypocrite clown show

they were in a dither about the optics of a bunch of old white men grilling this 50-something girl talking like a baby so Republicans hired a woman to do it

and now they are throwing a tantrum about someone addressing their complaint

they had their heart set on that optic

"and at the end of the day it didn't matter"

good point

after the liberals dragged America through this slime show, we wound up where we started from and knew the place for the first time

the liberals have now lost any chance they had of alliance with moderate anti-Trump republicans

jolly good show

"Kavanaugh is one of them, and now he will determine how the Constitution will be interpreted for all of us"

he and four other justices have committed to the Constitution as written

and they will have their way

cheap flights are available to Sweden for those who don't like it

"Trump rose to power on a message of white supremacy"

this is a lie and minorities are increasingly realizing that

October 08, 2018 7:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dems need 24 seats to take the House.

Likely voters who live in 69 battleground House districts across the country narrowly prefer Democratic candidates, according to a new Washington Post-Schar School survey, a potentially worrying sign for Republicans given that the overwhelming percentage of these districts are currently in GOP hands....

The survey of 2,672 likely voters by The Post and the Schar School at George Mason University shows that likely voters in these districts favor Democrats by a slight margin: 50 percent prefer the Democratic nominee and 46 percent prefer the Republican. By way of comparison, in 2016 these same districts favored Republican candidates over Democratic ones by 15 percentage points, 56 percent to 41 percent.


October 08, 2018 8:08 AM  
Anonymous Colin Powell said...

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell scorched President Donald Trump on Sunday for placing himself ― rather than the American people ― at the center of the nation.

“My favorite three words in our Constitution are the first three words: ‘We the People,’” Powell said on Fareed Zakaria’s “GPS” on Sunday. “But recently, it’s become ‘Me the President’ as opposed to ‘We the People.’ And you see things that should not be happening.”

Powell criticized Trump for “insulting everybody,” from world leaders to blacks to immigrants to women, and for calling the media the “enemy of the people.”

“How can a president of the United States get up and say that the media is the enemy of Americans? Hasn’t he read the First Amendment? You’re not supposed to like everything the press says or what anyone says in the First Amendment, that’s why we have a First Amendment, to protect that kind of speech,” Powell said.

As for immigration, “the world is watching” and it’s appalled that the Trump administration is separating migrant mothers and children, Powell warned.

“They can’t believe that we’re making such an effort to cease immigration coming into the country. It’s what’s kept us alive,” he said. “How can we be walking away from this model?”

October 08, 2018 9:14 AM  
Anonymous making great said...

the Democrats declared war on Brett Kavanaugh in the name of women’s rights. But not only did the left’s attempt to deny Kavanaugh a place on the Supreme Court with last-minute allegations of sexual misconduct fail, the tactics employed have also wrought immeasurable and long-term damage on victims of sexual assault.

Since Christine Blasey Ford’s accusation that now-Justice Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her 36 years ago, while they were both high school students, Democrats have portrayed her mere allegation as proof conclusive of Kavanaugh’s guilt. “We must believe survivors,” became the battle cry. And Democrats, such as Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono, citing the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence, warned that Kavanaugh’s confirmation will “send a message to every victim of sexual violence that their pain doesn’t matter, that they do not deserve justice, and that for them, fair treatment is out of reach. This will only serve to drive victims into the shadows, and further emboldening abusers.”

The left’s political posturing has broadcast to victims a devastatingly untrue message, and Kavanaugh’s confirmation on Saturday has now cemented that lesson in the conscious of countless victims, leaving them convinced that speaking out about sexual abuse is futile.

However, rather than continuing to push this false narrative, what Democrats need is an incarnation of the moderate, pro-choice Republican Sen. Susan Collins — someone willing to proclaim the difficult truth: Ford’s claims of sexual assault were not believed because they were not believable.

Beyond Ford, Democrats further harmed the cause of justice for sexual abuse victims by propping up Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick’s charges of sexual misconduct as “serious allegations.” Ramirez, who claimed Kavanaugh exposed himself to her while they were both freshman at Yale, came forward with her allegation only after spending a week chatting with attorneys and thinking over her decades-old memory of a drunken night. And every person with direct knowledge of the supposed assault denied Kavanaugh’s involvement. Swetnick’s ridiculous gang-rape charge advanced by lawyer Michael Avenatti, of Stormy Daniels’ fame, further proved the political motivation behind these unbelievable 11th-hour claims.

Every fake rape claim, from Tawana Brawley's tale in the late 1980s that four white men kidnapped and raped her, to the fiction Rolling Stone magazine perpetuated when it told “Jackie’s” tale of being raped by University of Virginia fraternity members, increases the public’s skepticism of sexual assault allegations. And skepticism quickly hardens to cynicism when the story screams it is a partisan hit job.

The cynicism, however, will not be limited to high-profile cases with clear political motivations. That is why the Democrats’ failed attempt to keep Kavanaugh off the Supreme Court will also backfire electorally when women flock to the polls next month for midterm elections.

October 08, 2018 9:52 AM  
Anonymous making great said...

The extreme left of the Democratic Party may celebrate leaders’ no-holds-bar attempt to derail Kavanaugh’s confirmation, but swing suburban moms are appalled by the Democrats’ ill-use of Ford, Ramirez and Swetnick.

In Ford, women saw a distraught and damaged woman paraded before the Senate, her privacy in tatters, because her sexual assault allegations were leaked to the news media at the most politically opportune moment. And as Ford’s story fell apart following her testimony, women saw the obvious harm the Democrats’ tactic will inflict on real victims of sexual assault.

Moderate women voters also find Democratic senators’ utter disregard for the men affected by false claims of sexual assault terrifying. Women watched as Kavanaugh spoke forcefully to defend his name and honor, and in Kavanaugh, women saw their innocent fathers, husbands, brothers, or sons, falsely accused, condemned and left with a reputation irreparably damaged. And in Kavanaugh’s loving wife, young daughters and distraught mother, women saw themselves and their families.

Women also saw the future of a society that puts politics over the principles of fairness and the presumption of innocence. And they saw Democrats leading that charge.

Democratic politicians, professional protesters and reproductive-rights activists are so blinded by their rage at how President Donald Trump succeeded in appointing a second originalist justice to the Supreme Court, they cannot see the anger they unleashed in the apolitical populace across America.

They will see it, though, come November

October 08, 2018 9:52 AM  
Anonymous and I know you want some facts! said...

In the end, the Christine Blasey Ford accusations collapsed. With them went the last effort to destroy Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the United States Supreme Court.

After thousands of hours of internal Senate and FBI investigations of Kavanaugh, as well as public discussions, open questioning, and media sensationalism, Ford remained unable to identify a single witness who might substantiate any of her narratives of an alleged sexual assault of nearly four decades past.

To substantiate her claim, the country was asked to jettison the idea of innocent until proven guilty, the need for corroborating testimony, witnesses, and physical evidence, the inadmissibility of hearsay, the need for reasonable statutes of limitations, considerations of motive, and the right of the accused to conduct vigorous cross-examination. That leap proved too much, especially when located in a larger progressive landscape of street theater antics, including Senate disruptions, walkouts, and sandbagging senators in hallways and elevators.

At the end of all things, Ford remained scarcely knowledgeable about the location and time of the assault than she was months earlier in her original anonymous complaint. Nor could she yet describe how she arrived at or left the party that may or may not have taken place in 1982. That Ford retained a crystal-clear account of having consumed just one beer and that Kavanaugh played the Hollywood role of a cruel, smirking, drunken, and privileged preppy groper were sensational accusations but not supportable.

After two weeks of the televised melodrama, the country rejected the therapeutic mindset and preferred what was logic and rational—without dismissing the chance that Ford somewhere at some time had experienced some sort of severe trauma.

In Ford’s case, that meant that being empathetic or even sincere did not translate into being credible. Logos (word) and ergon (deed) have never been synonymous. The country was finally asked to believe that because Ford told others of the assault 30 years later, that admission was de facto proof that the event really happened—and happened just as Ford described. But since when was sharing a story proof that the story therein was believable?

October 08, 2018 10:25 AM  
Anonymous you say you're looking for facts? you came to the right place said...

The Democrats’ strategy to derail Kavanagh encouraged the appearance of serial accusers—on the theory that the quantity of accusations could do what the quality of any individual testimony could not. Activists had little idea that the opposite usually occurs when such serial testimonials lack substantiation: like falling dominos one knocks down the next all the way back to the beginning. And so the wreckage of serial fibs and fables from all sorts also helped to undermine Ford’s credibility.

When the Deborah Ramirez yarn and the Julie Swetnick fantasy collapsed, along with those of accusers four, five, six, etc. (that inter alia had included charges of rape while out to sea off Rhode Island, a tag-team sexual assault with Mark Judge in the backseat of a car, and throwing ice), Ford’s narrative appeared even less credible. Instead it became just one of many fictions; the first accuser became different from the rest only in the sense of being the first rather than the only one credible.

But Ford’s problem was not just that her memory was inexact and often nonexistent about the details necessary to substantiate her quite serious charges aimed at destroying not just a nomination but the totality of an individual and his family, 36 years after an alleged teenaged encounter. Instead, the rub was that Christine Blasey Ford inadvertently became the best witness—against Christine Blasey Ford.

She had claimed that she was afraid of flying, but by her own admissions she was a frequent flyer.

She claimed the event took place in the early 1980s but also the mid-’80s—but also summer of 1982. Thus, her reported age at the time of the incident was equally fluid as a middle teen or late teen.

She swore that she had no idea that Senate investigators were willing to fly to California to interview her to accommodate her aerophobia—an offer splashed over the media for days.

Her halting answers to questions about her legal assistance funding, her past experiences with lie detector tests, the existence of any tapes or videos of her lie detector interview, and the content, accessibility, and nature of her therapist notes were either self-contradictory, illogical, or incomplete.

An ex-boyfriend turned up to question her narratives in a sworn affidavit alleging that she was demonstrably neither aerophobic nor claustrophobic—and perhaps far from being a novice in matters of taking lie-detector tests. Instead, he suggested that she had used her psychotherapy skills to coach her doppelganger friend how to massage such a test—a Zelig-like best friend who unfortunately also turned up at the hearings, and may well have hosted Ford before the Senate circus, and also allegedly may have tried to pressure one of Ford’s friends to massage her earlier condemnatory denials.

Reporters had noted Ford’s two-front-door remedy for anxiety was not necessarily a result of post-Kavanaugh stress syndrome as much a far earlier mercantile gambit to cash in on the Silicon Valley rent boom, where an extra room with a separate roadside entry meant a lucrative attached rental.

That the same ex-boyfriend claimed that an unfaithful Ford had also ripped him off for $600 in credit card bills (presumably a demonstrable accusation given banking records) did not help her case that she was a babe in the financial woods without a clue about her growing and lucrative GoFundMe account, or who in fact had paid her legal and prep bills and how—facts at odds with Ford’s adolescent demeanor of supposedly lost innocence.

October 08, 2018 10:29 AM  
Anonymous and I know you want some facts! said...

Senate prosecutor Rachel Mitchell might have proven in court more a depositioner than an inquisitor in her seemingly circular questioning, but in retrospect she proved a brilliant interrogator nonetheless in getting Ford to testify to a host of things that simply could not all be true—and would come back to haunt Ford in Mitchell’s damning summary of Ford’s likely untruths.

And why exactly were there so many contradictions as outlined in Mitchell’s written summation?

Christine Ford in July may have had no idea that her original anonymous accusation would ever become sensationalized publicly, much less put her into a position of trying to reconcile a number of irreconcilable narratives.

Instead, Ford had initially thought a single anonymous but poisonous letter would do the trick far better than had previous weeks of grandstanding Democratic baiting, demonstrations, and walkouts. A last-minute drive-by and anonymous charge of sexual assault would panic Republicans with the mere whiff of #MeTooism, shock and cower a goody-two-shoes, family-man Kavanaugh, and thus force a beleaguered, pre-midterm-anxious President Trump to withdraw the nomination—all without the disclosure of Ford’s name and thus without any further need to substantiate her narratives.

As a side note, in this context, I am confused by the bipartisan outrage solely directed at Senator Dianne Feinstein’s or her staff’s lowdown leaking of Ford’s name. Of course, it was unethical and so typical of the twilight years of the senior senator from California. But, then again, so is authoring an anonymous hit piece without any corroborating evidence but with misleading written assertions (such as how Ford sought “medical treatment” for the assault—without disclosing she meant marriage counseling 36 years after the fact.) It seems far less noble to charge Kavanaugh with sexual assault anonymously than to have come forward at the outset and demonstrate the charge transparently. The cloak of anonymity does even more damage to the idea of jurisprudence than does the unethical removal of it by a would-be enabler.

Yet the radical change of events that followed the disclosure of Ford’s name did lead to discovery of lots of Ford narratives with still more to come.

There was the narrative in Ford’s original letter to U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.), which wound up in Feinstein’s hands.

There was the therapist-notes narrative (released in part to the press but strangely not to the committee).

There was the Washington Post interview narrative.

And there was the Senate committee testimony narrative.

By the time of the last narrative, Ford had given one too many.

October 08, 2018 10:32 AM  
Anonymous and I know you want to dance! said...

Taken as a whole, Ford’s problem was not just that she couldn’t remember key details, but that she remembered all sorts of different things depending on when and to whom she related the latest narrative. More incriminatingly, her narratives seemed to change key facts about the number and sex of apparent partygoers and the vague date and general area of the assault in ways that might enhance her latest iteration of the story.

What destroys credibility is not just a lack of memory, but more so the presence of too many memories that are selective, self-serving, and mutually contradictory.

Thus far the consensus has been that Ford was sincere and empathetic, but not credible. But more and more, it appears that she was all at once not credible, quite insincere, and perhaps completely unfeeling, at least in saying so many things that were not only unprovable, but demonstrably false and sometimes quite hurtful to her friends—and all apparently for the progressive end of stopping a qualified right-leaning jurist by destroying his character and reputation.

Ford had insisted on privacy concerning her own health problems, but gratuitously questioned the veracity (and by extension selfishness) of her friend Leland Keyser’s testimony by suggesting to the world that Keyser was suffering certain with “health challenges” (specifically, “Leland has significant health challenges, and I am happy that she is focusing on herself”), that might explain their differing memories. In other words, we were presented with something like “my friend perjures herself when she contradicts me but does so because she has medical problems and focuses on her treatment for them rather than on the ‘truth’ about me.”

Finally, the new progressive Democratic Party was especially dense in all this. Senate Democrats kept clamoring for more testimonials to buttress Ford’s charges, but at each juncture of a new witness offering relevant knowledge, the very opposite effect followed of further eroding her veracity. And in a brave new world without evidence, in which “sincerity” and “empathy” mutate into “believability,” and “her truth” is synonymous with “the truth,” why would the counter-testimonies of a boyfriend or best friend be any less believable than Ford’s, much less required evidence of their own? Why call for a supplemental, one-week FBI investigation (months after Feinstein had prevented just that) when all knew that after a week a once-praised FBI would summarily be damned for not finding Kavanaugh guilty of something?

In the end, Ford was perhaps fortunate that the entire circus ceased when it did. Had investigators probed any more deeply the recent accusations of her once long-term boyfriend, the strange but multifaceted role of her lifelong but apparently conniving friend Monica McClean in the Kavanaugh allegations, the passages of the therapist tapes, the exact circumstances surrounding the lie-detector test, the long odyssey of Ford’s original accusation through Feinstein’s staff to Democratic committee members and the media, and the sources of Ford’s judicial support, there might well have been more incompatibility with the ever growing number of Ford’s narratives.

In the end, we were left only with the Stalinist mantra “to accuse is to be believed”—but, of course, not even the current accusers in the future would be exempt from the very nightmare they now would create for others.

October 08, 2018 10:33 AM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

The party that chanted "lock her up!" over lax email protocols is now busy shrugging off allegations of sexual assault, repeated acts of perjury, and decades of tax evasion and fraud. That's the self-styled "law and order" party of course.
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Somewhere in the USA, a teenage girl is listening to her parents defend Brett Kavanaugh and she is thinking to herself, "If something like that ever happens to me I have nowhere to go."

Statistically speaking it is 15 to 50 times more likely that your daughter will be sexually assaulted than your son will be falsely accused.

October 08, 2018 12:51 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

There's good Christians and bad christians:

B.C. Christian leaders express support for LGBT–inclusive SOGI in schools to counter conservative Christian protesters

While some conservative Christian community members have lobbied the provincial government to rescind their sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) program in schools, other local Christian community leaders and members have launched an open letter to voice their support for the inclusive initiative.

While debates about and protests against SOGI have been ongoing for some time, the West Coast Christian Accord, signed by 180 pastors and over 1,000 signatories, had been sent to B.C. Education Minister Rob Fleming on September 26 to request SOGI resources be withdrawn from all schools in the province.

That was followed by a demonstration against SOGI held on September 29 at the B.C. Legislature in Victoria, supported by the Canadian Christian Lobby and the Canadian Council for Faith and Family, and was met with a counterprotest by SOGI supporters.

The B.C. government and education partners issued a joint statement on September 29 to confirm their continued support for SOGI.

To counter the anti-SOGI activists, an open letter addressed to B.C. Education Minister Rob Fleming has been posted online with signatures from 62 reverends and ministers from the United Church of Canada, the Anglican Church of Canada, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada, the Presbyterian Church of Canada, and the Community of Christ, from across the Lower Mainland and the province as original signatories. Over 350 more signatures have since been added to the letter.

The letter states that signatories "strongly support the Ministry of Education as it seeks to provide teachers with resources to help foster SOGI-inclusive classroom environments in B.C. schools."

The letter acknowledges that it represents numerous Christian denominations with differences in history, traditions, and practices, and that there is "diversity of thought, experience, and opinion within and between each denomination" and "a diversity of viewpoints in the Christian community". However, it also points out that "one can be faithful, Biblically-based, and Christ-centred without coming to the same conclusions as those found in the Accord."

October 08, 2018 12:51 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

The signatories affirm that they "stand in solidarity" with LGBT people and are "committed to their recognition as fully participating members of our society, respected and honoured, with their human rights affirmed and protected".

Citing the Bible, the letter notes that "the first communities of Jesus’ followers struggled to live out the inclusive community that Jesus had called for, and we still strive for this today" and that "human beings are created in the image and likeness of God, and a great diversity is reflected in that image, including a wide spectrum of unique sexualities sexual orientations and gender identities".

The signatories also reference research that note that LGBT people are at high-rates of risk of bullying and mental-health issues, such as depression or suicidal thoughts, which can be compounded for those who are of other marginalized groups, such as Indigenous people, people of colour, people with disabilities, and more.

"Worldwide, the LGBTQ2SIA+ community continues to be scapegoated and persecuted, and we are ashamed that our Christian faith is used to oppress the most vulnerable among us," it states.

Accordingly, the letter also explains that those who signed it believe that "schools should not only be places of safety, but places where we learn together how to honour the differences and gifts of each person".

On September 20, Rev. Susan C. Johnson, the national bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada (ELCIC), released a letter to ELCIC members in response to the SOGI debates, stating "we are committed to standing with our LGBTQ2+ siblings in Christ, both inside and outside of our church".

Moreover, all of the previously mentioned Christian denominations have released LGBT–inclusive statements on or guides to human sexuality.

October 08, 2018 12:52 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Christine Blasey Ford passed a lie detector test.

Kavanaugh refused to take one.

Christine Blasey Ford has been getting death threats and she and her family have been forced to leave their home and go into hiding. She didn't turn her life upside down just to lie about Kavanaugh trying to rape her.


Kavanaugh has every incentive to lie, the women accusing him have none.

Kavanaugh is a sexual predator.

October 08, 2018 12:55 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Hee hee hee!

ROMANIA: Boycott Thwarts Anti-marriage Referendum


A two-day referendum to change Romania’s constitution so same-sex couples cannot secure the right to marry failed to meet the required 30 percent voter turnout to be validated, a preliminary estimate from an opposition party showed on Sunday.

Opposition Save Romania Union (USR) said they estimated voter turnout stood at 19.5 percent when polls closed at 1800 GMT. Data from the national election bureau has showed just under 19 percent of Romanians had voted by 1600 GMT.

Romania Insider reports:

Same-sex marriages are not allowed in Romania, according to the Civil Code, but those supporting the referendum argued that the notion of marriage also needed to be clarified in the Constitution, to avoid a situation in which the Civil Code could be changed.

The Coalition "for Family" urged people to go to the referendum “for the future of their children” while priests all over the country told their parishioners that it is their Christian duty to vote for changing the Constitution. Clearly bigoted religious leaders don't have the credibility they thought they did.

The Coalition "for" Family’s representatives said on Sunday that their efforts and those of the Church have been sabotaged by the political parties, which haven’t really engaged in bringing people to the polls, despite their leaders’ statements.

Romania Business Review reports:

The Coalition "for" the Family, the NGO behind the two-day referendum held in Romania, released a statement accusing political parties of ‘widespread boycott’ targeting Christians.

“For all who have falsely stated, in an unprecedented misinformation campaign since the 1989 Revolution, that this Referendum is one of the Social Democratic Party and of its leader, Liviu Dragnea, is now becoming evident through the boycott of the PSD in the entire country, that these claims are false.

The anti-gay referendum was scheduled after a concerted push by US-based hate groups including the Alliance "Defending" Freedom and the "Liberty" Counsel. Four times married adulteress Kim Davis, famous for her hypocritical refusal to sign marriage licenses for same sex couples, was paraded about Romania by "Liberty" Counsel. Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous hate Canadians promoting equality in the U.S.A. but hypocritcally love this sort of hate campaign by Americans in other countries.

Last month the Romainian Constitutional Court ruled that gay couples should have the same rights as all other families.

The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends towards justice.

October 08, 2018 12:56 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

So according to the christian bigots they were "targeted" by people not showing up to do anything.

Hahahahahahahahahaha!

From the desperate wailing and gnashing of teeth you'd think someone was throwing these professional bigots to the lions.

You've got to be one sick overprivleged puppy to get all wound up about not being able to deprive someone else of something that hurts you in no way. How low does your self esteem have to be that you are this desperate to feel superior to your equals?

October 08, 2018 1:20 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

The Romanian people had better things to do than demean themselves for the pleasure of American bigots.

:)

October 08, 2018 1:22 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

The anti-LGBT industry is a dying industry. Young straight people, for the most part, are not anti-LGBT.

Brian and Kim - Go into another business.

This one's a loser for you all.

October 08, 2018 1:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Romanians probably disapprove of confirming rapists as judges, too.

October 08, 2018 1:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

60 minutes has interviews with both Susan Collins and Heidi Heidkampt. Only one of them is at peace with her decision./Thank you, Heidi.

May Susan Collins be wracked with guilt the rest of her life for caving to political pressure instead of doing the right thing.

October 08, 2018 2:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lindsey Graham, the most vocal defender of Brett Kavanaugh, has taken almost $900k in Russia-linked contributions and has been linked to campaign finance and grant fraud.

No wonder he was so eager to have a Trump lackey on the Supreme Court that thinks a sitting president should have unlimited powers and not be subject to subpoena, investigation, or even questioning.

October 08, 2018 2:08 PM  
Anonymous homosexuality never ever produces life. two homosexuals never produce a marriage said...

"Somewhere in the USA, a teenage girl is listening to her parents defend Brett Kavanaugh and she is thinking to herself, "If something like that ever happens to me I have nowhere to go.""

maybe in some liberal wacko family

most normal families, the girls know their parents, who has always advocated for them, would be on their side

"Statistically speaking it is 15 to 50 times more likely that your daughter will be sexually assaulted than your son will be falsely accused"

your suggestion that we change our law to convict people on the basis of statistics is heinous and represents a large part of the reason that the Dems have blown their chance to take, or even stay even, in the Senate

they may not take the House either

There's good Christians and bad christians:

as defined by an aggressive atheist who as frequently expressed hatred or God

thanks o sharing what you think "good" Christians are

"Christine Blasey Ford passed a lie detector test."

controlled by her lawyers, who refused to release the audio or video to the Judiciary Committee o the FBI

so, like her accusations, her lie detector is an assertion without any evidence

according to the lawyers, it consisted of two questions even though in her testimony before the committee, it was long

also, she is a psychiatrist who is aware of how to beat a polygraph, and has, in the past, counseled others how to do so

"Kavanaugh refused to take one."

that's a lie

in his testimony before the committee, he offered to take one

"Christine Blasey Ford has been getting death threats"

so as Kavanaugh

"and she and her family have been forced to leave their home and go into hiding."

no one forced them

they chose to

"She didn't turn her life upside down just to lie about Kavanaugh trying to rape her."

as everyone knows, she wanted to remain anonymous and thought that her anonymous allegation would be sufficient to cause Trump to withdraw the nomination

she made the tragic mistake of trusting Dems

"Kavanaugh has every incentive to lie,"

you could say that about every accused person in the history of the world

"the women accusing him have none."

there are multiple possible motives

suffice it to say, people are stupid

"Kavanaugh is a sexual predator."

that's a lie

October 08, 2018 2:23 PM  
Anonymous life should be preferenced, homosexuality doesn't bring life said...

"No wonder he was so eager to have a Trump lackey on the Supreme Court that thinks a sitting president should have unlimited powers and not be subject to subpoena, investigation, or even questioning."

that will be nice

we're all very eager for that

let's hope the Dems spend the next month telling America how they plan to investigate and impeach Kavanaugh

that will be a big attraction for voters: hey, let's make the last three weeks a permanent show!

October 08, 2018 2:31 PM  
Anonymous heterosexuality should be societally preferenced because it alone brings life said...

"confirming rapists as judges"

all three of the women have been found to be not credible

and, even at that, not one of them has accused Kavanaugh of rape

1. Ford doesn't allege there was forced intercourse, or even that he exposed himself, or that either of them were unclothed

2. Ramirez claims he exposed himself to her in a dorm room with a party going on, so if others were there, it was about as serious as the streaking craze in the 70s

3. the third one says she saw him near a punch bowl which she thinks was spiked, nothing more

which one of them are an allegation of rape to topsy-turvy TTers?

October 08, 2018 2:40 PM  
Anonymous sayanora, gay agenda said...

Dear Democratic supporter--

Susan Collins turned her back on women when she cast her vote for Brett Kavanaugh. We're holding her accountable, starting NOW.

My name is Katie Mae Simpson, and I am the Executive Director of the Maine Democratic Party. I know better than anyone that even though Collins claims to be a moderate, when it really counts she always fails to show up to support our values. But this vote takes that failure to a whole new level.

Mainers have had enough of Susan Collins. We need your help to fight back. If you want Collins to pay for the vote she took yesterday, chip in $3 now so that the Maine Democratic Party and DFA can take her down in 2020.

This isn't the first time that DFA has taken on Susan Collins in Maine. In 2014, I was the campaign manager for Shenna Bellows -- an awesome progressive candidate who ran a tough campaign against Collins. That year, DFA spent more than $300,000 in our state to try to take Collins down, and failed.

Now, after the Kavanaugh vote, the stakes in Maine are even higher. While we're deeply engaged in electing Democrats this year to serve as a line of defense against Trump and his Supreme Court, we also know from experience that if we're going to take down Collins, we need to start building the infrastructure to do so immediately. That's why we're asking DFA members to step up again.

Let's finish what we started in 2014. Chip in $3 to help Democracy for America and the Maine Democratic Party build the base we're going to need to sweep Sen. Collins out of office in 2020.

We can't let Susan Collins get away with this. Thanks for pitching in today.

- Katie Mae

Katie Mae Simpson, Executive Director
Maine Democratic Party

October 08, 2018 2:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merrick Garland

LOL!!

October 08, 2018 2:47 PM  
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October 08, 2018 2:55 PM  
Anonymous making great grate again on libs said...

As President Donald Trump's first two years in office come to a close, we've seen two originalist justices confirmed to the Supreme Court, 26 originalist appeals court judges confirmed,10 more nominated, and 41 new district court judges on the bench and dozens more pending.

Add to that: the repeal of the sequester on defense spending and a massive military rebuild underway; a massive tax cut of unprecedented depth and structural change; a renegotiated trade deal between the United States, Mexico and Canada; withdrawals from the awful Iran deal and, in effect, the absurdist Paris accord; the rollback of job-killing and bureaucrat empower regulations by the hundreds; an economy surging while unemployment drops to 3.7 percent; and a new entente in the Middle East (one that arose despite U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel) that sees the United States and Israel aligned and cooperating closely with Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain and now a new government in Iraq against the expansionist Iranian theocrats.

Did I mention the devastation and defeat of ISIS in its physical "caliphate?

That's not even the entire list of accomplishments, but it's enough to have silenced the #NeverTrumpers who used to mock Trump-supporting conservatives by posting a street sign carrying the name "Gorsuch" above rising floodwaters. Those of us who follow the president's often confusing, loud, extemporaneous and disruptive presidency not by his tweets but by his administration's deeds and those of congressional Republicans are amused that the #NeverTrump rump has stopped the "but Gorsuch" nonsense.

This mid-term election is even more important than the 2016 presidential election

October 08, 2018 3:22 PM  
Anonymous making great grate again on libs said...

Many of the successes, especially with regard to the judiciary, are because of the unparalleled skill of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, supported by Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, and the Senate GOP caucus, which has almost always held together as a whole. McConnell is the single most effective congressional leader the GOP has had in my lifetime. And it looks as if his majority will grow in November. The Republican House Majority may be preserved as well.

Speaker Paul Ryan, and Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, and their caucus crafted and passed the tax bill as well as 14 Congressional Review Act resolutions and the robust military spending bills. Republican candidates should point both to the achievements outlined above and the rapidly expanding economy in their closing campaigns.

They should also dwell on the prospect of the enraged left controlling anything in government. Democrat Jerrold Nadler of New York, who would take the gavel of the House Judiciary Committee, has already promised a pursuit of Justice Brett Kavanaugh to satisfy his party's fringe.

Democrat Maxine Waters of California, who would gain the gavel of the House Financial Services Committee, has urged the physical pursuit of her Republican colleagues across and out of public places. The radical rump of the Democrats, led again by Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, would set out to destroy the Trump economic momentum and to paralyze the regulatory rollback with a hundred hearings and inquisitions.

Trump is as wearying today as Andrew Jackson must have been in 1829 to the people of both parties who are used to different rules sets. But fear of the wild-eyed left is far greater than voer discomfort with his bull-in-china shop politics.

The left, we saw this week and last, contrasts unfavorably with the president's hyperbole and occasional cruelty. It is now a snarling, enraged collective scream. To give it power would be to risk fraying even further the common bonds of citizenship. Best for them to spend a long time in the wilderness, as the "San Francisco Democrats" of 1984, so very wrong about the Soviet Union, needed to endure.

After the attempted sliming of Kavanaugh, voters must not reward that outburst of the new McCarthyism in the least or it will be repeated. Review the first few paragraphs above.

Vote to repeat those sorts of achievements instead of empowering the enraged mobs.

Don't just return the Republicans. Increase their majorities and increase prosperity and security, judicial restraint and free enterprise even as we collectively figure out a president who may be outside our national norms for the office, but who is succeeding for us all.

October 08, 2018 3:23 PM  
Anonymous Who's the next Republican rapist we can put in office? said...

"The left, we saw this week and last, contrasts unfavorably with the president's hyperbole and occasional cruelty. It is now a snarling, enraged collective scream:

Enraged, snarling scream... Sounds like the @$$h013 they just voted on to the Supreme Court - during his appearance in front of Congress.

"Vote to repeat those sorts of achievements instead of empowering the enraged mobs."

Those mobs are voting US citizens. It was bad enough when you put a sexual assaulter in the White House. Now you've put a second one on the Supreme Court (yeah, I'm talking about you, Clarence).

The party the revels in calling itself the "family values" party, and screams and clutches its collective pearls when transwomen go to the restroom, has lost ALL of what little credibility it had left. Which wasn't much.

Retardlicans just showed a generation of young boys that you can assault young women and have a pretty good chance of getting away with it. It has shown a generation of young girls that even if they have the courage to come out and tell the truth, after years of shame, people might believe you, but that's not going to have any effect on the perpetrator.

How's that for a "family value?" When is Roy Moore going to run for office again?

Right now, the "right" is gloating that they have put another one of their own, yet another creepy dude with very credible accusations of sexual assault that should have sent him to prison, in power.

Why is it that the group that screams the loudest about saving the children, and protecting the women can't find one of their own that doesn't have this kind of baggage? Is it really that hard for you? It must be. Their churches are filled with these kind of jerks as well.

What could possibly go wrong when advancing your agenda means hopping into bed with guys with histories of sexual assault? Nothing, apparently.

RumpleThinSkin even gave Al Franken a hard time for folding "up like a wet rag" after accusations were leveled against him. Democrats said he should leave office for what he did (far less than what Kavanaugh was accused of) and he did. It showed that women were respected, and that there were consequences for perpetuating toxic masculinity.

One may have been able to dismiss the Rump's election as a mistake of the unwashed masses not caring too much about sexual assault. But this last month has shown beyond all doubt, that Retardlicans will fight tooth and nail to get a sexual abuser into the office they want. It's part and parcel of their culture. Dismissing abuse allegations is simply a matter of getting indignant and angry, and then blaming the left for not liking you.

You are a vile and disgusting bunch; and you seem to be getting worse every year.

October 08, 2018 3:57 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

The Most Disingenuous Defense of Kavanaugh

The position being taken by so many Kavanaugh apologists, that they believe Blasey Ford was the victim of an attempted rape but not by him — makes no sense at all. So they believe everything about her story other than the one part that is politically inconvenient for them? On what logical or evidential grounds?

Susan Collins has taken that position. Kellyanne Conway says that Blasey Ford “absolutely was wronged by someone,” but it wasn’t by Kavanaugh” because “he wan’t there.” She can’t possibly know that, of course, and Kavanaugh’s own calendars show a gathering with the people she named as being there where they were drinking beer in exactly the time she says it happened. This argument simply does not hold water.

Of course, this only makes no sense if you’re genuinely interested in being rational and seeking the truth. If you’re looking for a way to support the attempted rapist without appearing to be attacking the victim as a liar, it makes perfect sense. And that’s all they’re doing. It’s all very Trumpian — they need this to be true so, magically and without any evidence or reasoned argument, it is true. And yet no one in the media to whom they make these statements has challenged them on it.

This is all an attempt to have it both ways. They don’t want to call her a liar and appear to be attacking her. Of course, those same people then defend Trump when he mocks her and make common cause with all the people who have outright called her a liar. Not that they care. It’s all about power and winning. And that means the country is losing.

October 08, 2018 4:11 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

The Washington Post: FBI background check of Kavanaugh appears to have been highly curtailed by White House

October 08, 2018 4:12 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Republicans have figured out that you don't have to withhold incriminating evidence if you don't gather it.

The FBI didn't interview Christine Blasey Ford so they'd have an excuse for not interviewing Brett Kavanaugh. Aside from a couple of initial questions in the hearing last Thursday Kavanaugh was not really interviewed about the allegations, Republicans instead of asking questions just made speeches baselessly asserting Kavanaugh's innocence. An FBI supplemental background investigation that did not interview Brett Kavanaugh, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford nor the witnesses who corroborate her testimony cannot be called an investigation. After the tremendous sacrifice she made in coming forward, those directing the FBI investigation were not interested in seeking the truth.

October 08, 2018 4:12 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Only 2% to 6% of sexual assault allegations are false.

With 4 women accusing Kavanaugh of rape or sexual assault the odds that he is innocent are vanishingly small.

No morally upright Senator voted to confirm Kavanaugh.

October 08, 2018 4:14 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

"I had to resign my seat in Congress because of a photo where I made believe I touched a colleagues breasts and now they are appointing a person accused of attempted rape to the Supreme Court." - Al Franken

Democrats are on a morally higher plane than Republicans.

October 08, 2018 4:15 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

I doubt I will ever understand how it came to be that "deeply held beliefs" are held in much higher esteem than deeply understood fact.

October 08, 2018 4:23 PM  
Anonymous homosexuality never ever produces any life. two homosexuals ain't a marriage said...

"Only 2% to 6% of sexual assault allegations are false"

really?

ow do they know which are true and which are false?

oh, I know

they had evidence

in Ford's case, there is none

"With 4 women accusing Kavanaugh of rape or sexual assault the odds that he is innocent are vanishingly small."

actually, no one accused Kavanaugh of rape

"No morally upright Senator voted to confirm Kavanaugh."

no decent human being would vote to not confirm

""I had to resign my seat in Congress because of a photo where I made believe I touched a colleagues breasts and now they are appointing a person accused of attempted rape to the Supreme Court." - Al Franken"

Al, Al

there were photos of what you did

and you were an adult

there was no shred of evidence supporting allegations against Brett


October 08, 2018 4:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last night at the bar a man tried to grab me by the shoulder to ask if he could buy me a drink and his friend was like "nah dude you can't just kavanaugh her like that."

Anyway that's the second time I've heard it used as a verb by a man this week.

October 08, 2018 5:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's Susan Collin's problem? She voted for a sexual predator and now she's trying to justify it.

You sided with evil, now stop trying to pretend you aren't in the wrong and expect anyone to believe it.

October 08, 2018 5:42 PM  
Anonymous heterosexuality should be societally preferenced because it alone brings life said...

actually, she voted to confirm someone who was accused of minor offenses when he was a minor by three women with major credibility issues

October 08, 2018 5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Evangelical women need to admit that they care more about their male children than their female children and that their female children are fair game for predators. They'll deny it but nobody should let them get away with lipflapping that they give a sh*t about their daughters.

If you have ever been to a baptist church or holiness church down south you would know how true it is that women are subjugated in those cults. I know some girls from back home that can tell horror stories about old perverts "laying on the hands for the lord" - it's sick.

October 08, 2018 6:04 PM  
Anonymous heterosexuals have more fun said...

"Evangelical women need to admit that they care more about their male children than their female children and that their female children are fair game for predators."

oh really, how so?

dude, this is "teach the facts" and you just made a factually incorrect statement

as a matter of fact, if you were conservative, you'd call that a lie

could you explain to us what made you lie?

is it a deceitful orientation or something you just rationalized justification about?

October 08, 2018 6:32 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

"What's Susan Collin's problem? She voted for a sexual predator and now she's trying to justify it."

Its like I always say, you have a right to be a bigot and misogynist but you don't have a right to have everyone think you aren't. You want to behave like a bigot and a misogynist you have to accept that that's how people are going to see you.

October 08, 2018 6:39 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

They ask for civility as a way for you to grant them complicity in what they do. Civility is for normalcy. When things are normal and working as intended, civility is part of maintaining balance. But when that balance is gone, civility does not help return it but rather destabilizes it further. Because your civility gives them cover for evil.

Many Of Brett Kavanaugh's Ex-Classmates Wanted To Talk — But FBI Reportedly 'Ignored' Them

There were over 40 witnesses that could have corroborated the allegations of Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez.

The White House, while lying and claiming the FBI was "free to interview anyone they want", prevented the FBI from interviewing any of these people.

The FBI supplemental background "investigation" into Kavanaugh was a charade to give cover to Senators like Susan Collins who always wanted to confirm the sexual predator to the Supreme Court.

October 08, 2018 6:43 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Christine Blasey Ford and her family still have not been able to return home due to all the threats on their lives.

She knew this would happen when she came forward, she didn't turn her life upside down to lie about Kavanaugh trying to rape her.

She passed a lie detector test.

Kavanaugh refused to take one.

October 08, 2018 6:46 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Republicans want "The Handmaid's Tale" and will do anything to get there.

October 08, 2018 7:05 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

There was no mention of Indigenous peoples in the American Columbus Day holiday proclamation from Tяump (because Obama did that).

October 08, 2018 7:09 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Oh, and look at this: The Pope blamed the Catholic Churche's sexual abuse scandals on Satan - how convenient.

Hey Francis, if you allowed priests to marry and stopped condemning gays you wouldn't drive so many self-loathing gays into the priesthood.

Those self-loathing gay priests mistakenly think the prohibition on marriage will solve their "problem" but instead they find the boundary too severe and end up molesting adolescents to keep their orientation a secret. If it weren't for the Catholic church's anti-gay teaching these men would find healthy relationships with men their own age because they'd have no need to hide who they are.

October 08, 2018 7:14 PM  
Anonymous And Trump's destruction of the growing Obama economy begins said...

Ford Motor Company is reportedly preparing to initiate major layoffs after suffering a blow to profits of at least $1 billion due to tariffs enacted by President Donald Trump.

The nation’s largest automaker hasn’t yet revealed how many workers will be affected. But a report by Morgan Stanley estimated that as many as 12 percent of the company’s 202,000 workers worldwide could be cut, NBC reported.

Layoffs will center on Ford’s 70,000-strong white-collar workforce as part of what the company is calling a “redesign” of its staff in an ongoing $22.5 billion reorganization, according to NBC.

Trump’s tariffs and the retaliatory tariffs they triggered are taking a toll on the U.S. auto industry.

Ford CEO Jim Hackett told Bloomberg last month that tariffs on imported aluminum and steel alone dealt a blow to company profits.

“From Ford’s perspective the metals tariffs took about $1 billion in profit from us,” Hackett said. “The irony of which is we source most of that in the U.S. If it goes on any longer, it will do more damage.”

October 09, 2018 12:13 AM  
Anonymous homosexuality never produces life, two of 'em ain't ever a marriage said...

"Its like I always say, you have a right to be a bigot and misogynist but you don't have a right to have everyone think you aren't"

uh, I don't think you've ever said that here

it's hard to believe you've ever had a thought that you haven't shared here

I think you might be lying

"You want to behave like a bigot and a misogynist you have to accept that that's how people are going to see you"

Susan Collins? what fringe radicals like our foreign troll don't realize is that overuse of terms and hyperbole just makes makes the terms lose any power

if you call everyone a bigot and a misogynist, you wind up losing the capacity to persuade anyone

btw, Brett Kavanaugh named his staff yesterday and they are the first all-female staff of a Supreme Court justice in history

at least one of them is black and a graduate of Holton Arms

yeah, he sounds like a real "bigot and misogynist"

if any good has come out of the fiasco the Dems orchestrated in the last couple of weeks, it was to destroy a myth that the Dems have long tried to create: that women are a voting bloc who all think alike

"They ask for civility as a way for you to grant them complicity in what they do"

this statement is a concession that liberal positions lose whenever there is a rational discussion of their merits and deficits

basically, liberals are wrong

Dems are about a month from losing an election they should have won because of Trump's incivility

the antics of the Dems in the last month have made Trump's incivility look good by comparison

please continue

"Civility is for normalcy. When things are normal and working as intended, civility is part of maintaining balance. But when that balance is gone, civility does not help return it but rather destabilizes it further. Because your civility gives them cover for evil."

thanks for this passage from Chairman Mao little book of quotes

we already knew that nothing enrages liberals more than losing a fair and open debate with a civil opponent

October 09, 2018 6:46 AM  
Anonymous life should be preferenced, not practices that are lifeless said...

"Many Of Brett Kavanaugh's Ex-Classmates Wanted To Talk — But FBI Reportedly 'Ignored' Them"

the FBI had already investigated Kavanaugh six times about his drinking habits and general activities in high school

this time, the FBI was tasked with looking specifically into the allegations of Ford and Ramirez

"There were over 40 witnesses that could have corroborated the allegations of Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez"

this a lie

Ford gave the names of four witnesses and none corroborated her story

the same thing happened with the story of Ramirez

"The FBI supplemental background "investigation" into Kavanaugh was a charade to give cover to Senators like Susan Collins who always wanted to confirm the sexual predator to the Supreme Court."

it was the investigation the Dems demanded

they kept citing the case of Anita Hill

"Christine Blasey Ford and her family still have not been able to return home due to all the threats on their lives"

gee, maybe we should put them in the witness protection program

Kavanaugh's family also received threats

they didn't leave their home

maybe Ford is being melodramatic

"She knew this would happen when she came forward, she didn't turn her life upside down to lie about Kavanaugh trying to rape her"

when she and FBI agent Monica McLean made this up in Rehoboth Beach, they thought Ford could alter the process with an anonymous story

she had no idea that desperate Dems would out her

"She passed a lie detector test"

she and her lawyers say she did, but they provided no evidence of it

"Kavanaugh refused to take one"

this is a lie

he offered to and made the offer publicly

"Republicans want "The Handmaid's Tale" and will do anything to get there"

wait til you see Trump's next pick

Amy Coney Barrett was told by Trump she's next up

she's part of a group of religious women who call themselves "The Handmaids"

it ought to be fun to see what the Dems do with that

"There was no mention of Indigenous peoples in the American Columbus Day holiday proclamation from Tяump (because Obama did that)"

it's hard to go wrong doing the opposite of Obama

"Oh, and look at this: The Pope blamed the Catholic Churche's sexual abuse scandals on Satan - how convenient."

you have a problem with the idea that sexual abuse by priests is satanic?

"Hey Francis, if you allowed priests to marry and stopped condemning gays you wouldn't drive so many self-loathing gays into the priesthood.

Those self-loathing gay priests mistakenly think the prohibition on marriage will solve their "problem" but instead they find the boundary too severe and end up molesting adolescents to keep their orientation a secret. If it weren't for the Catholic church's anti-gay teaching these men would find healthy relationships with men their own age because they'd have no need to hide who they are."

for years, Catholics didn't ban or shun priests who were gay and thanks they got is that the gays molested children on a massive scale

Anita Bryant pointed this out about gays in the seventies and was treated like a villain by the liberal Dems

if only she could see this now

"Trump's destruction of the growing Obama economy begins"

let us know when it happens

right now, we have the lowest unemployment since 1969 and minorities have the lowest unemployment ever

gee, if we knew Obama mastermind plan wouldn't work until he was gone for two years, we should have gotten rid of him in 2012

according to Dems, his influence is so pervasive, he doesn't even have to be around for them to work

October 09, 2018 6:47 AM  
Anonymous life should be preferenced, homosexuality doesn't bring life said...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Just three days after he was confirmed to the U.S. Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh is set to take his seat on the bench on Tuesday morning, solidifying a originalist majority for years to come.

Newly confirmed and sworn-in U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh headed off to his first day of work as a justice at the Supreme Court leaving his house in Chevy Chase, Maryland, U.S., on October 9, 2018.

Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing was marked by loud protests and on Tuesday a handful of demonstrators gathered outside the Supreme Court, chanting “This isn’t over, we’re still here.”

Kavanaugh, 53, will join the eight other justices to hear arguments in cases involving a federal criminal sentencing law, bringing the nine-member court back up to full strength after the retirement of Anthony Kennedy in July.

Kavanaugh’s confirmation gave Republican President Donald Trump a major victory, with his second lifetime appointee to the nation’s highest judicial body. Neil Gorsuch joined the court last year.

Trump, in two tweets on Tuesday morning, said he was “very proud” of Kavanaugh and blasted those protesting the new justice.

The U.S. Senate voted on Saturday to confirm Kavanaugh, with some Democratic support.

Kavanaugh’s elevation to the high court had been considered safe until California university professor Christine Blasey Ford went public with dubious allegations that Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her in 1982, while they were in high school.

Kavanaugh denied the allegations during a Senate hearing on Sept. 27.

At a White House ceremony on Monday night, Kavanaugh sought to put the confirmation battle behind him, saying he was starting his new job without bitterness.

“Although the Senate confirmation process tested me as it has tested others, it did not change me,” he said.

Kavanaugh moves to the Supreme Court after spending 12 years as a judge on the influential U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, where he built a conservative judicial record and a reputation for being affable and well-prepared.

In the 1990s, before becoming a judge, Kavanaugh was part of
special counsel Kenneth Starr’s team that investigated the crimes of Democratic President Bill Clinton.

The new justice is widely expected to push the court further away from the lunatic left as he is replacing Kennedy, a conservative who sometimes voted with the liberal justices on social issues, including in pivotal cases on gay "rights".

Kavanaugh can be expected to cast crucial votes on a matters
including abortion, gun control, immigration, and voting rights.

His views on presidential powers could be tested within days in a dispute over whether Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross should submit to questioning by lawyers suing the Trump administration over a decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

If an appeals court does not stop Ross’s deposition, the administration is expected to turn to the high court.

Kavanaugh said during his confirmation hearings that he had a record of promoting women in the legal profession.

All four of the law clerks Kavanaugh has hired this term are women, which is a first for a Supreme Court justice. Kavanaugh has moved into the chambers previously occupied by conservative Justice Samuel Alito, who has taken over Kennedy’s chambers.

Woking its way through the system is case trying to claim that Federal sexual discrimination laws apply to homosexuals. This is expected to be his first opportunity to pay back the gay activists who slandered him.

October 09, 2018 9:37 AM  
Anonymous heterosexuality should be societally preferenced because it alone brings life said...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, is resigning "to take a little time off" and will leave at the end of the year, President Donald Trump said on Tuesday.

Trump said he had accepted Haley's resignation and would name her successor within two or three weeks.

Appearing beside Haley in the Oval Office, Trump praised her and said he hoped she could come back to the administration in another capacity.

"We're all happy for you in one way, but we hate to lose (you). ... Hopefully, you'll be coming back at some point. Maybe a different capacity. You can have your pick," Trump said.

A former governor of South Carolina who is the daughter of Indian immigrants, Haley is seen as a rising star in the Republican Party and a possible candidate for the 2020 presidential elections. But she said on Tuesday she would not be running in 2020 and would campaign for Trump.

Earlier this year, Haley, 46, told Reuters that, "Every day I feel like I put body armor on," to protect U.S. interests at the United Nations.

Haley discussed her resignation with Trump last week when she visited him at the White House

October 09, 2018 11:39 AM  
Anonymous sayanora, gay agenda said...

TTFes suffered a stinging loss in the fight over Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, and have concluded that the constitutional system is to blame.

You see, if only the Founders hadn’t forged the Great Compromise between large states and small states at the Constitutional Convention in 1787, giving each state equal representation in the US Senate, they would have defeated Brett Kavanaugh handily. It’s only because smaller red states have two senators just like larger blue states that the judge got confirmed.

For the left, the US Senate is now looming, together with the Electoral College and the Supreme Court, as an institution of villainy in American life. In the words of Vox, the Senate is “a grotesquely unrepresentative body.” ThinkProgress deems it “an immoral, anti-democratic institution.” One reason Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne calls the ascension of Kavanaugh to the high court a “coup” is that he was “confirmed by senators representing 44 percent of the population.”

Democrats have gone from bragging about their permanent majority a few years ago to complaining it’s impossible for them to win under the governing regime that we’ve had for more than 200 years, since it’s so tilted toward “minority rule.”

It’s certainly true that the Senate is not fully democratic and gives an outsized role to small states, since this was the price they exacted for signing on to the Constitution. This arrangement isn’t a conspiracy against the left.

Yes, Wyoming, population 560,000 in the 2010 census, cancels out California, population 37 million, with two Republican senators to the Golden State’s two Democrats. But Vermont, population 630,000, cancels out the two Republicans from Texas, population 25 million, with a Democrat and a socialist.

Gross population disparities aren’t anything new. In 1790, shortly after the ratification of the Constitution, Virginia had 747,160 people, Delaware 59,096. The gap between the largest and smallest state got bigger. In 1900, New York had 7,268,894 people and Nevada all of 42,335.

The republic survived.

The design of the Senate recognizes the status of the states as real governing entities with their own prerogatives under the Constitution. Like the equally hated Electoral College, the Senate ensures that flyover country isn’t ignored. It reflects the dizzying geographic diversity of a continental nation and promotes national cohesion by giving every corner of it a voice.

The Senate is also meant to be a check on the unbridled public will. Its members are elected in staggered six-year terms and, originally, they were selected by state legislatures, not in a direct vote.

The House is the more democratic body. California has 53 representatives; Wyoming has one. Yet, Democrats don’t control the House, either.

The root of the problem is that Democrats, who threw all in with an urban-oriented “coalition of the ascendant” beginning in 2008, don’t have much appeal to the middle of the country anymore. As recently as 2010, both senators from North Dakota were Democrats, and back in 2004, both senators from South Dakota were Democrats.

The disenchantment with the Senate is a function of the left’s preference for coastal rule. It wants California to have the whip hand in our national life. But why should Los Angeles and San Francisco have an outsized role in governing distant, rural parts of the country, with which they have no sympathy?

Remaking the Senate is a fantasy, regardless. The Constitution says the arrangement is un-amendable, stipulating in Article 5 setting out the amendment process that “no state, without its consent, shall be deprived of its equal suffrage in the Senate.”

Rather than cursing the design of the senate, Democrats would be better served simply winning senate elections, a cause they materially harmed with their fevered attack on Brett Kavanaugh.

October 09, 2018 12:19 PM  
Anonymous Trump is so bad even Evangelicals are starting to turn on him said...

Led by Minnesota pastor Doug Pagitt and fueled by opposition to Trump administration policies, "Vote Common Good" rallies will be held in at least 10 states before the Nov. 6 midterm elections. The rallies will feature live worship music and a rotating cast of Christian leaders, authors and activists who will attest to why Christians should vote for the Democrats.

The stated goal of Vote Common Good, which is the brainchild of a meeting of anti-Trump evangelical leaders that took place in Colorado in May, is to "flip Congress for the common good."

"A lot of people we talk to are in a crisis of their faith because they really feel like their leaders and their overall Christian narrative has turned in such a way that things that they thought were commitments and unshakable values of human rights and family values and decency have just been sold out for a bowl of porridge," Pagitt told The Christian Post. "There is a real crisis."

"We don't just say we are running it like a revival. It really is a revival," Pagitt, the pastor of Solomon's Porch in South Minneapolis, said. "The theme of it is 'from fear to faith for the common good.' That is the branding around the particular event."

According to the organizers, the tour will hit at least 34 congressional districts, some of which are in states that have key Senate races, such as Missouri, Arizona and Texas.

Those expected to speak include author and activist Brian McLaren, author Frank Schaeffer, activist Shane Claiborne, Pastor John Pavlovitz, Pastor Rob Schenck and Rev. Jacqui Lewis, a minister at Middle Collegiate Church in New York City who advocates for LGBT and racial equality.

"We are not reflexively partisan or reflexively Democrats," Pagitt declared. "Our statement is that the Trump administration is a hazard to the wellbeing of a lot of people and to the planet and needs to be restrained. The common good calls us this election to respond with our vote."

Among other things, Vote Common Good objects to the Trump administration's policies on refugees, health care, immigration, and the 2017 tax overhaul and poverty.

Pagitt asserts that some of the areas the tour will stop in are districts that voted for a Republican in 2016 House elections.

"[W]e are saying to a lot of these voters who voted Republican in the past that maybe it is time to offer your vote on behalf of someone else and to not only think of your own self interest when you vote," Pagitt explained. "It is a little surprising that this comes as fresh news to Christian people who are often very selfless in other areas of their lives."

October 09, 2018 12:34 PM  
Anonymous Maybe this country doesn't have to hit rock bottom before the right wing figures this out said...

Considering that many conservative Republicans voted for President Donald Trump and Republicans in 2016 because of promises to advance pro-life policies, Pagitt refuted the notion that conservative Christians are voting for "someone else" when they support candidates with pro-life policy stances.

"Some people use that as an easy block because some of these people have been voting this way since 1972 and abortion is still legal in this country," he said. "So, it is not a very wise voting standard. If that is what you are doing, it is not really working. Making abortion illegal and reducing the number of abortions are not connected to one another."

"We have three decades of information now that tell us about what we can do to reduce the number of abortions in this country," he added. "You can be anti-abortion and not have to feel like you are compelled to vote for people who want to put kids in cages or limit the number of refugees or takeaway health care or who are hawkish on war. Those things don't have to go together and if they keep telling you they are, they are lying to you."

Wow, somebody figured it out.

"We are trying to encourage people whose minds have already changed that they need to stay true to their faith and vote along their changed mind," Pagitt said. "We call that changed-mind repentance. If they have already repented and changed their mind and perspective, their faith should follow. We are not here to have a debate about the issues."

Ultimately, Vote Common Good wants those who attend their rallies to understand how important the midterm elections are, even though most voters usually don't vote in them.

"I think more people are tuned in right now than in some other midterm election," Pagitt said. "I will be honest, I have missed a lot of midterm elections and haven't always voted in them. This one feels a little different and we want people to know that they are not alone."

October 09, 2018 12:38 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

As has been the case with Tяump, there is very likely to be more evidence come out in the future that proves Kavanaugh is guilty of the accusations made against him. It is possible that Kavanaugh will be impeeched, as he should be - evil hasn't won yet!

October 09, 2018 1:17 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Jesus, Luke 14:26. " If any man come to me, and not hate his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple."
That's a lot of hate and sums up religion to me.
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Christian lawmaker giddy about abortion being outlawed advises women to get their ‘coathangers ready’

Republican christians - they seem nice.

October 09, 2018 1:18 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

The Postmortem on Russian Interference in 2016 Election

The New York Times as a very long and detailed investigative report summing up everything we know with a high degree of certainty about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, from hacking to fake social media accounts spreading discord and fake news, to the active recruitment of Tяump associates by Russian intelligence. It’s far too much to quote, but here’s the upshot:

But to travel back to 2016 and trace the major plotlines of the Russian attack is to underscore what we now know with certainty: The Russians carried out a landmark intervention that will be examined for decades to come. Acting on the personal animus of Mr. Putin, public and private instruments of Russian power moved with daring and skill to harness the currents of American politics. Well-connected Russians worked aggressively to recruit or influence people inside the Tяump campaign.

To many Americans, the intervention seemed to be a surprise attack, a stealth cyberage Pearl Harbor, carried out by an inexplicably sinister Russia. For Mr. Putin, however, it was long-overdue payback, a justified response to years of “provocations” from the United States.

And there is a plausible case that Mr. Putin succeeded in delivering the presidency to his admirer, Mr. Tяump, though it cannot be proved or disproved. In an election with an extraordinarily close margin, the repeated disruption of the Clinton campaign by emails published on WikiLeaks and the anti-Clinton, pro-Tяump messages shared with millions of voters by Russia could have made the difference, a possibility Mr. Tяump flatly rejects.

October 09, 2018 1:20 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Tяump supporters believe only the president and his allies, his supporters, and their anointed are entitled to the rights and protections of the law, and if necessary, immunity from it. The rest of us are entitled only to cruelty, by their whim. This is how the powerful have ever kept the powerless divided and in their place, and enriched themselves in the process.

October 09, 2018 1:22 PM  
Anonymous life should be preferenced, homosexuality doesn't bring life said...

Looks like the Canadian nutcase troll has finally gotten up to begin today's incoherent rant & rage.

Ever since white women helped elect Donald Trump two years ago, the Left has been furious with us.

Hillary Clinton—who needed to win a larger share of this crucial voting bloc than she did—suggested white women voted for Trump because our men folk told us to. Former First Lady Michelle Obama declared that any woman who didn’t cast a ballot for Clinton “voted against her own voice.” Hollywood celebrities mocked us as vapid Stepford Wives.

But our defense of Judge Brett Kavanaugh has really bunched the undies of our sisters on the Left.

Republican women, most of whom are married white women, rallied around the embattled Supreme Court nominee as Democrats and the media viciously attacked him with unproven—and in some cases, absurd—allegations of sexual misconduct from more than 30 years ago.

Polls taken after Kavanaugh’s emotional testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 27 showed Republican women believed he was telling the truth and questioned the credibility and motives of his accuser. Interest in the midterms election, which had been lagging behind Democratic voters, surged among all Republicans.

White Republican women’s support for Kavanaugh unleashed a collective “primal” scream from Democratic women over the weekend once it was clear he would be confirmed.

It’s not an overstatement to say these gals basically went insane. They shrieked and cried and marched and even pounded on the doors of the Supreme Court as the judge was being sworn-in during a private ceremony alongside his wife and two young daughters. The rampage was more than sour grapes about losing the 2016 presidential election or retribution for Merrick Garland’s scuttled nomination. It was a temper tantrum wrapped in an emotional meltdown consummated with a full-force collapse of civility.

Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) quickly became the Left’s new villain for her pivotal vote to confirm Kavanaugh; the four-term senator, with an 88 percent rating by the National Organization for Women, stands accused of being a traitor to all women. Keep in mind, this is the very same cohort of women that voted in 2016 for a white woman of privilege married to man credibly accused of multiple sexual assaults that they either helped justify or waved off for more than two decades.

The attacks on Collins were swift and vile. She received numerous death threats. The Women’s March released a meme with the words “rape apologist” printed across Collins’s face. One of the group’s leaders, Linda Sarsour, warned that Collins’s pre-vote speech was like “watching white supremacy live on the Senate floor” and reminded her Twitter followers that Collins is “the mother & grandmother of white women in America who gave us a Donald Trump presidency. The 53%,” referring to the percentage of white women who voted for the president.

October 09, 2018 1:45 PM  
Anonymous heterosexuality should be societally preferenced because it alone brings life said...

But nothing can top the unhinged diatribe printed in the New York Times on Saturday night. Someone might want to perform a wellness check on Alexis Grenell, the author of an opinion piece titled, “White Women, Come Get Your People.” The column is a view into the tortured mind of the average American woman on the Left, a piece laced with so much puerile anguish, race-baiting and vulgar imagery that it would be a funny read if it wasn’t so disturbing. And it is another example of how major news organizations are fomenting hate among Americans. The loathsome column does not merit publication on the most angst-ridden teenage blog let alone in the nation’s “newspaper of record.”

Grenell, a Brooklyn-based public affairs consultant and alleged Democratic strategist, started out with a bang, venting about a confirmation process “where women all but slit their wrists, letting their stories of sexual trauma run like rivers of blood through the Capitol.” She referred to her “rage headache” and her “stupid uterus” and claimed there is a “blood pact between white men and white women.”

She babbled some nonsense about how “white women benefit from patriarchy by trading on their whiteness to monopolize resources for mutual gain,” and “support the patriarchy by marrying within their racial group, reproducing whiteness and even minimizing violence against their own bodies.”

We voted for Trump, according to Grenell, to “prop up our whiteness,” whatever that means. She claimed we care the same about men falsely accused of rape as women who are actually raped, but then accused White House advisor Kellyanne Conway of “weaponizing” her own sexual assault “in service to her boss by discouraging women from feeling empathy with Christine Blasey Ford or anger at Judge Kavanaugh.”

It was a grotesque, twisted tirade unfit for public consumption and it wasn’t the first time Grenell has rolled out the “Republicans-for-rape” narrative.

After the 2012 presidential election, Grenell concluded that Republicans continue to lose the women’s vote by “making terrifying comments about rape.” She clearly does not see how her politicization of rape is dangerous, not for politicians, but for the very victims of the atrocious crime she purports to defend.

October 09, 2018 1:49 PM  
Anonymous sayanora, gay agenda said...

Other journalists lamented the realization that having a vagina does not make someone a Democrat for life. (Isn’t it funny how the gender nonconformists on the Left want gender conformity on political views?) The Guardian’s Lucia Graves revealed the sinister reason why plenty of white women vote Republican and—surprise!—it’s that we are influenced by our husbands. Married white women have a strange need to defend their husbands and sons from false allegations of sexual crimes and we still oddly believe in standards of law such as due process, Graves discovered. (What are we thinking!?!)

Then this: “Research . . . has shown when women get married they have less contact with other women and more intense contact with their husbands and family, and that these ties influence political participation.” Political tribalism apparently only applies to white married women with children, not so with other voting blocs such as African-Americans or LGBTQ citizens who vote for Democrats almost unanimously. No, we are the unaware voter.

It’s hard to see the value of the Democratic Party picking a fight with the largest voting demographic four weeks before a crucial election. But the tactic is obvious: Democrats cannot sway white women based on their ideas for the economy or national security or tax policy, so they’re left with coercion and intimidation. They want to shame white women voters into electing more Democrats by implying if we vote for Republicans, we are enabling and empowering rapists.

It is a highly cynical, if not craven, ploy with major implications for the health and sustainability of our political system. It does nothing to ensure the consideration of real sexual assault victims, assigns automatic guilt to half of the population based on gender, and empowers the peddlers of despair and racial hostilities. And it unfortunately guarantees the nation will suffer through many more horrific periods like the past few weeks.

October 09, 2018 1:49 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Research Linking Large Families with Lowered Cognitive Ability Is Unlikely to Have an Affect on Religious Fundamentalists Favouring Large Families

I grew up in a family influenced by the Quiverfull movement. Think the Duggars, except that most families didn’t make it quite that far—either in terms of the number of children or the whole TV show thing. Still, in this community having large numbers of children was glorified as particularly godly. I attended homeschool conventions where the attendee with the largest number of children would be singled out and given a prize. The best gift you could give your children, it was said, was another sibling.

All of this means that I have some pretty big feelings when reading things like this:

In 2015, the National Bureau of Economic Research published a research review discussing how growing up in a large family affects children. The research revealed that there is a trade-off—when the quantity of children in a family increases, the quality of the experience decreases.

Or this:

One of the most notable challenges the researchers found was parental involvement with children. When the family grows, it makes sense that the mother’s attention splits. Researchers also noted decreased cognitive performance in children of larger families, as well as a notable increase in behavioral challenges.

Before I look at the study’s findings—which I will do in a moment—I want to include one anecdote from the above article.

As for the negative impact of being the child of a large family, Rebecca Gebhardt says the most notable thing was the competition between siblings—a dynamic that remains today when everyone gets back together for holidays.

I was the oldest child in a family larger than Gebhardt’s, and I feel what she says here intensely. I enjoyed eating every meal together—the happy chaos—making up games with my siblings, always having someone there to play with. But it wasn’t all fun and games. People often remark that it must be nice to have so many siblings now, and it is, but we don’t always all get along. Sometimes we don’t get along as well. It can feel like having our own family soap opera.

October 09, 2018 2:09 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Now let’s turn to the study itself:

[W]e find that families face a substantial quantity-quality trade-off: increases in family size decrease parental investment, decrease childhood cognitive abilities, and increase behavioral problems.

This is the overall finding—the larger the family, the greater the decreases in parental investments, and, along with that, the greater the decreases in children’s cognitive ability and increases in children’s behavioral problems.

At issue, researchers found, was time:

This finding is unsurprising. Having more children means the parents’ time will be more divided. I knew that growing up. The argument was that other things—having siblings to spend time with—offset it, that parents could still purpose to spend one-on-one time with their children, and that spending time with children together as a group was valuable too.

There was also a strain of thought that held that parental involvement is overvalued. Parents shouldn’t strive to be their children’s friends, the reasoning went. Children needed responsibility, and hard work, not parents fanning over them. Parents should train their children, and spend time working alongside them—the sort of work that must be done in every large household—and that would be sufficient.

The researchers findings regarding cognitive effects suggest that the above explanations and justification are inadequate. Furthermore, researchers found a difference based on gender:

The effects on cognitive scores are small and insignificant for boys. They are large and significant for girls. In contrast, the family size effect is larger for boys for “Behavioral Problems.”

This finding should have a glaring red flashing neon light over it.

This makes me think about the way girls’ education is treated in Quiverfull circles. I went to college, as did many if the girls I grew up with—but not all did. There was a strain of thought in the Quiverfull movement that held that college was unnecessary or even harmful for girls. Girls were to be wives and mothers, to bear and raise large families themselves—college exposed girls to worldly ideas, threw them in with bad company, and gave them ideas. One woman in our community told my mother that sending me to college would “ruin me” for ever being a good wife and mother.

Beyond just this, these circles came with a devaluing of education and educational attainment in general. What was important was not how much you knew, but who you knew—whether you knew Jesus as your personal savior. We’re preparing our children for heaven, not Harvard, parents used to say. College gives children ideas—in some families and communities, opposition to college attendance applied not to daughters only, but also to sons.

In this context, any finding that having a large family might lower children’s cognitive scores is unimportant. That having a large family will (ostensibly) teach children responsibility and denial of self is far more important.

October 09, 2018 2:10 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

This is why some evangelical parents homeschool - they are afraid their children will learn things in public school they disapprove of and they know they don't have rational logical arguments that can rebut these ideas they hate.

To them the solution is to utterly dominate their children's minds and brainwash them so thoroughly they hope their minds will be closed to ideas the parents can't refute.

October 09, 2018 2:11 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Research shows only 2% to 6% of sexual misconduct allegations are false. Dr. Ford passed a lie detector test, Kavanaugh refused to take one.

All three accusers have been getting death threats, Christine Ford and her family have been forced out of their house and into hiding. Her life has been turned upside down as she knew it would if she came forward. She obviously didn't make up her story knowing she'd go through this.

Julie Swetnek signed an affadavit attesting to the accusations she's made against Kavanaugh. If is shown to have lied she loses her security clearances, her job, and goes to jail. She is obviously not going to risk all that to lie about Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh has every incentive to lie, these women have tremendous disincentive to lie.

October 09, 2018 2:12 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Look at how Democrats handled Al Franken versus how Republicans handled Tяump, Roy Moore, and Kavanaugh:

Democrats stance on sexual assault: Step down.

Republicans stance on sexual assault: Double down.

#NovermberIsComing

October 09, 2018 2:23 PM  
Anonymous Taylor Swift said...

"I’m writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th, in which I’ll be voting in the state of Tennessee. In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now. I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country. I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent.
I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love. Running for Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn. As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me. She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry. These are not MY Tennessee values. I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives. Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values. For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway.
So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count. But first you need to register, which is quick and easy to do. October 9th is the LAST DAY to register to vote in the state of TN. Go to vote.org and you can find all the info. Happy Voting! "

More than 65,000 people people have registered to vote around the country in the 24-hour period after singer Taylor Swift waded into politics and said she would back Tennessee’s Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, according to the website Vote.org.

This compares with 190,178 new voters registered nationwide during the month of September.

Swift, who has more than 112 million followers on Instagram and tens of millions more on other social media platforms, said Sunday she intended to support Democrat Phil Bredesen over Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn. The singer has largely remained apolitical, but said she compelled to act after noting Blackburn’s record “appalls and terrifies me.”

The state of Tennessee, where the singer is registered to vote herself, also saw a large spike in sign-ups. Kamari Guthrie, director of communications for Vote.org, told BuzzFeed that the organization had seen 2,144 new registrations in the last 36 hours, and 5,183 so far this month. Those numbers far outstrip the 2,811 Tennessee new voters who signed up during the entire month of September

October 09, 2018 2:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regina rhymes with vagina.

She's a white woman who voted for the pussy grabber.

October 09, 2018 2:53 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Hee hee hee!

Bigots Rage After Taylor Swift Endorses Democrats

Taylor Swift usually stays out of the political fray, but this year, with just a month to go until midterm elections, the pop superstar is getting involved in a big way.

Swift stunned the pop culture and political worlds Sunday night with a lengthy, impassioned Instagram post in which she endorsed Democrats Phil Bredesen and Rep. Jim Cooper in their Tennessee U.S. Senate and House races, respectively.

“In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now,” Swift wrote. She has 112 million followers on Instagram.

Mother Jones reports:

“She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry. These are not MY Tennessee values,” the singer wrote [about Sen. Marsha Blackburn].

Though the Grammy winner has occasionally voiced support for progressive issues, Swift’s reluctance to speak out on political issues more often has been subject to criticism in the past. The star’s popularity within the alt-Right—and her initial failure to explicitly denounce them—was perceived by many on the Left as a tacit endorsement of Donald Tяump. But with Sunday explicitly partisan post, she’s come under fire from the Right.

Swift's endorsement provoked anger and disappointment for white supremacists on 4chan, who have created a bizzare fandom around Swift as the ideal white conservative woman. In a 4chan thread about the endorsement, 4chan posters bemoned the loss of their pop idol, calling her "traitorous"

Taylor Swift's Instagram Post Has Caused A Massive Spike In Voter Registration

Taylor Swift has left me in awe with the beauty of some of her music. I'm an even bigger fan now. :)

October 09, 2018 2:55 PM  
Anonymous 4 X 3 = 12 said...

Hillary Clinton discussed with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour the comparisons between the sexual misconduct accusations against her husband, former President Clinton, to those against President Trump.

Clinton said that “there is a very significant difference, and that is the intense, long lasting partisan investigation that was conducted in the 90's."

She went on to say, "If the Republicans want a comparison, they have to welcome an investigation themselves."

The allegations against Bill Clinton -- who was impeached after lying under oath about having a consensual relationship with then-White House intern, Monica Lewinsky -- have resurfaced in light of the #MeToo Movement.

The Hill reports that he has been accused by four women of nonconsensual sexual interactions and has denied all accusations.

Trump has also denied allegations of unwanted groping and kissing from more than a dozen women since he came into office.

October 09, 2018 2:57 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

A full one third of men on the American Supreme Court stand accused of sexual harassment/assault.

The majority of Americans will consider the court illegitimate from now on.

October 09, 2018 3:04 PM  
Anonymous where have all the UN ambassadors gone? said...

another big differnce, Hillary

Bill was accused of rape

Trump was accused of groping and unwanted kissing

see, there's no comparison

Trump is a pig

Bill is a sexual predator who should be disclosed to neighbors when you move in to the hood

just like your friends, Anthony Weiner & Harvey Weinstein

btw, Trump is planning to name Jared to replace Nikki Haley at the UN so he and Ivanka can move back to NY

Lindsay Graham will replace Jeff Sessions

the governor of South Carolina will name Haley to replace Graham as Senator

October 09, 2018 3:12 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Nikki Haley has resigned as American Ambassador to the U.N.

I'm pretty sure her replacement will be PJ, Tobin, or Squee.

October 09, 2018 3:15 PM  
Anonymous roll out the barrel said...

those three are running the new pub in the basement of the Library of Congress

October 09, 2018 3:33 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Ummm, yeah...Wyatt, Tяump was also accused of rape.

And Tяump admitted to being a sexual predator on the Access Hollywood tape.

There is no evidence Bill Clinton committed any crimes, unless you consider lying about consensual sex a crime.

There was a massive investigation into Bill Clinton - it turned up nothing.

A similar investigation into Tяump has yet to be done. Just wait until Democrats take over the House of Congress and get subpoena power and the ability to start investigations - Hee hee hee!

October 09, 2018 4:14 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...


Between 2005 and 2015 Tяump went on a massive real estate spending spree, paying $400 million in cash for 14 properties including hotels and golf courses. Tяump financed even more purchases with a $300 million loan from Deutschebank which has been convicted of massive money laundering for Russian oligarchs and has close connections to the Tяump family and employees, Putin, and Russian oligarchs.

The big question is "Where did all that money come from?" because Tяump had used up most of the money he got from the sale of his father's real empire in 2004 and his Atlantic city casino company was nearly $2 billion in debt.

The favourite way for criminals to launder massive amounts of money is by buying real estate with cash because the laws controlling real estate transactions have lots of loopholes. During the later part of this Tяump cash buying spree Eric and Don Jr. Tяump made statements about the vast majority of the Tяump organization business coming from Russia and that Russia had been providing "all the financing we need" due to American banks refusing to lend to Tяump because of his regular practice of refusing to pay people he owes.

It's no surprise that early on in the Mueller Tяump-gate investigation Tяump was very anxious that Mueller not investigate any of Tяump's finances, saying this was "a red line he better not cross.".

It's obvious Tяump's financial activities are almost certainly funded by massive Russian money laundering. And what we know is a tiny fraction of the evidence Mueller has collected on Tяump and his Russian dealings. Don't be surprised if Tяump's plane suddenly makes a one way trip to Moscow in the near future.

October 09, 2018 4:14 PM  
Anonymous life should be preferenced, homosexuality doesn't bring life said...

"Tяump was also accused of rape"

you'll have to show us that

the only one I've heard of is one of is ex-wives, who later said she didn't mean to use that word

"And Tяump admitted to being a sexual predator on the Access Hollywood tape"

no, what he said in that interview was that women let him grab them

I have no idea if that's true but I've heard there are women who like money

have you heard anything about that?

"There is no evidence Bill Clinton committed any crimes,"

you were just saying last week that we need to believe accusers because only 2 to 6 percent are lying

"There was a massive investigation into Bill Clinton - it turned up nothing.

A similar investigation into Tяump has yet to be done."

Mueller has been at it for a year and a half

it's turned up nothing

"Just wait until Democrats take over the House of Congress and get subpoena power and the ability to start investigations - Hee hee hee!"

just make sure you tell the voters because they don't want any more of this

"The big question is "Where did all that money come from?""

the big answer in "none of your business - he was a private citizen"


October 09, 2018 4:45 PM  
Anonymous relivin' some old times said...

In a speech announcing her vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, Sen. Susan Collins, Maine Republican, reminded me of some of the great orators of the past. Her speech was measured in tone, substantive in content and delivered with conviction.

Ms. Collins is no conservative. She has voted in favor of abortion and same-sex marriage while towing a more moderate line on economics. Her speech supporting Brett Kavanaugh and denouncing the smears against him and the distortion of his judicial record was as good as any delivered by her more conservative colleagues.

She correctly labeled the process that has become corrupt, nasty and divisive: “We have come to the conclusion of a confirmation process that has become so dysfunctional it looks more like a caricature of a gutter-level political campaign than a solemn occasion.”

Ms. Collins chastised activists who sent out fund-raising letters opposing President Trump’s nominee even before Brett Kavanaugh was announced: “… we have seen special-interest groups whip their followers into a frenzy by spreading misrepresentations and outright falsehoods …”

She didn’t mention the major media’s complicity in helping those groups to publicize the falsehoods with virtually no corrections to their outlandish claims.

Noting “Our Supreme Court confirmation process has been in steady decline for more than thirty years,” she added this wish: “One can only hope that the Kavanaugh nomination is where the process has finally hit rock bottom.”

Given the level of virulent hatred by the left, I wouldn’t bet on it.

After saying she has been assured by then-Judge Kavanaugh of his respect for precedent — by which she meant fealty to Roe v. Wade and the Affordable Care Act — she said that he was not a sure vote for policies of the Trump administration. She pointed out that other justices nominated by Republican presidents have voted in ways that went against their wishes, United States v. Nixon being one of the more significant ones.

There was a glimmer of hope in Ms. Collins‘ speech for those who believe Roe was wrongly decided. She said, “There are, of course, rare and extraordinary times where the Supreme Court would rightly overturn a precedent.”

In what might be one of those “carved in stone” quotes, Ms. Collins delivered her most profound line: “We must always remember that it is when passions are most inflamed that fairness is most in jeopardy.”

October 09, 2018 4:58 PM  
Anonymous relivin' some old times said...

Fairness was not just in jeopardy; it was murdered. Democrats and activists promoted inaccurate and unfair stories and treated as truth the testimony of Christine Blasey Ford that a teenage Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her. They did the same with others who claimed, without evidence, that he participated in, or was present at, alleged gang rapes fueled by drugs and alcohol.

About that Ms. Collins said, “This outlandish allegation was put forth without any credible supporting evidence and simply parroted public statements of others. That such an allegation can find its way into the Supreme Court confirmation process is a stark reminder about why the presumption of innocence is so ingrained in our American consciousness.”

In this instance, the presumption of guilt was the rule. Though there were no corroborating witnesses and Mrs. Ford, herself, could not remember significant details about the evening, virtually all Senate Democrats and many Americans appeared ready to lynch Brett Kavanaugh, causing harm to his reputation, character and grief to his family and friends, including many women who issued statements about his honor and fitness for the court.

Nearing the end of her speech, Ms. Collins said of the process surrounding the Kavanaugh nomination: “It is a case of people bearing ill will towards those who disagree with them. In our intense focus on our differences, we have forgotten the common values that bind us together as Americans.”

Unfortunately, a younger generation of Americans knows little about those values. They seem to be rarely taught in public schools and universities. That is why they are slipping away. Young people would do well to be reminded of them by reading Sen. Collins‘ speech.

October 09, 2018 4:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The amount of corruption in today's Republican party is simply staggering. From the congress to the presidency, to the judiciary, its rife with money laundering, bribery, sexual assault and rape!

October 09, 2018 5:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bush and Cheney destroyed the middle class.
Then Republicans spent eight years blocking every effort by Obama to rebuild it.
Now Trump is stocking his cabinet with anti-government billionaires who are hell-bent on dismantling every program that helps the little guy.
Do you get it yet, America?

Trump called sexual assault surviviors protesting Kavanaugh "paid professionals", clearly confusing them with the women who will have sex with him.

If your daddy gave you $413 million dollars starting when you were a kid, in your entire life, how many times do you think you would have to declare bankruptcy?

6 times and counting for Moron Trump.

October 09, 2018 5:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When You’re Too Sexist for Fox "News"

Fox News is an organization with a long history of misogyny and sexual harassment, so when they fire someone for being too sexist that’s a pretty notable thing. That’s what happened to paid contributor Kevin Jackson, who went on a twitter rant after Dr. Ford testified, calling her a “lying skank” and saying that all liberal women are “skanky.”


The questioning progressed, but Fox "News" contributor Kevin Jackson tweeted out that Dr. Ford was “lying skanks,” and called all “leftist” women “skanky.

Another tweet implied that students having problems in schools are likely the result of promiscuity, which he wrote in all capital letters.

“Dang girl, stop opening your legs and OPEN A BOOK!” he tweeted.

Jackson also honed in on the fact that Dr. Ford said that she hosts students interning at Google. Dr. Ford teaches at Stanford, located about 15 minutes from the Google campus. Jackson implied that Dr. Ford was probably having her own sex parties with students.

Fox terminated his contract, as they should. But he isn’t backing down a bit. He’s still ranting and raving about evil feminists being skanky sluts on every radio show that will have him. I’m sure Jesse Lee Peterson will have him on very soon, if he hasn’t already. They share an obvious and deep-seated hatred for women.

October 09, 2018 5:28 PM  
Anonymous Welcome to Trumplandia where SCOTUS is now just another partisan club said...

Donald Trump ensured that Brett Kavanaugh will forever be tied to him.Over the last few days, Kavanaugh has done everything he can to distance himself from his surreal, emotional, and deeply partisan testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, in which he blamed Democrats and the Clintons for the accusations of sexual assault that had been brought against him. In an editorial for The Wall Street Journal, Kavanaugh acknowledged that he “might have been too emotional at times” and that he “said a few things I should not have said.”

The editorial likely had two goals. The first was to win over senators who were concerned about his judicial temperament. In that, Kavanaugh succeeded. The second was to make the case that he was an “independent, impartial judge.” That was a more difficult case, given his testimony. But in a swearing-in ceremony on Monday night, Trump ensured that Kavanaugh will always be associated with Trumpism.

In his remarks, Trump took unprecedented partisan steps. “On behalf of our nation, I want to apologize to Brett and the entire Kavanaugh family for the terrible pain and suffering you have been forced to endure,” Trump said, adding that the allegations against the judge were “lies and deception.” “You, sir, under historic scrutiny, were proven innocent,” he said, despite the fact that Kavanaugh was not proven innocent. You need a trial in a court to be proven innocent.

Kavanaugh, who seemed deeply uncomfortable during the ceremony, attempted to make the same case he made in the Journal. “Every American can be assured that I will be an independent and impartial justice,” Kavanaugh said. “I was not appointed to serve one party or one interest, but one nation.”

But Trump’s speech was determined to cast Kavanaugh in a central role in the midterm elections, because he believes the new justice’s divisive confirmation will galvanize Republican voters. That may or may not work out for Republicans in November, but it has further stained Kavanaugh’s reputation before he’s even heard his first case on the high court.

October 09, 2018 5:32 PM  
Anonymous Haley Trumpkin said...

Nikki Haley had a good take on Donald Trump when he was running for president. In a clear rebuke to the anti-immigrant, anti-refugee populism that Trump was stoking, the daughter of Sikh immigrants from India declared early in the 2016 campaign season that “During anxious times, it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices. We must resist that temptation. No one who is willing to work hard, abide by our laws and love our traditions should ever feel unwelcome in this country.”

She told NBC that “Mr. Trump has definitely contributed to what I think is just irresponsible talk.” As the Republican governor of the critical primary state of South Carolina, she backed Marco Rubio’s comically inept bid to prevent Trump from becoming the Republican nominee. When Rubio’s campaign collapsed, she went to the bottom of the barrel and backed Ted Cruz. When Trump ripped her on Twitter—“The people of South Carolina are embarrassed by Nikki Haley!”—Haley responded: “Bless your heart.” As the general election approached, the governor admitted that, while she would vote for fellow-Republican Trump rather than Democrat Hillary Clinton, “I’m not a fan of either one.”

When the votes were counted and Trump emerged as a surprise winner, however, Haley quickly warmed to Trump and Trumpism. A famously ambitious politician—Haley’s 2016 campaign-season sniping at Trump was widely seen as part of a plan to position her as contender for the party’s 2020 presidential nomination—she wanted to be part of the new Republican administration. Even if it was led by the guy she had so recently decried as angry, irresponsible, and divisive.

Haley was angling for a cabinet post, or perhaps a place even closer to power as a member of the National Security Council. But she settled for a gig as the president’s ambassador to the United Nations.

Because of their tumultuous past, there was speculation that Haley would serve as a dissident within the Trump administration—an “adult in the room” who might break with the president on at least a few issues of consequence, or perhaps influence the administration to consider more thoughtful approaches to international affairs.

Didn’t happen. Trump has never shown any respect for the UN, and Haley made it clear that her ambassadorship would focus on “protecting our interests” rather than forging partnerships or promoting peacekeeping and diplomacy. When Trump scrapped the Iran nuclear deal, Haley said the president “absolutely made the right decision.” When he moved to pull the US out of the Paris climate accords, she made excuses for him. When he threatened to blow up North Korea, she amplified his bombast. When he aligned with dictators and abandoned historic commitments to human rights, she was cool with that. When he undermined prospects for Middle East peace by moving the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, she not only supported the break with the past policies of Democratic and Republican administrations but threatened allies who dared to disagree with Trump’s new line.

Though she tried to suggest that she was willing to speak truth to the president’s power, the fundamental truth of Haley’s tenure at the UN was that she was an all-in Trumpkin.

There is very little evidence to suggest that Haley served Trump as an “adult in the room.” She was an ally, an apologist, and an acolyte of a man she once recognized as irresponsible.

That’s not how able diplomats operate, and Nikki Haley will never be confused with an able diplomat.

But that is how politicians operate, and Nikki Haley will always be understood as a self-serving and self-promoting politician.

October 09, 2018 6:10 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

The Cruelty Is the Point

President Tяump and his supporters find community by rejoicing in the suffering of those they hate and fear.

October 09, 2018 6:29 PM  
Anonymous Brett yuks it up with the liberal fringe gals on the court said...

WASHINGTON (Rooters) - Brett Kavanaugh spent a collegial first day on the bench as a U.S. Supreme Court justice on Tuesday, taking an active role in arguments alongside his eight new colleagues.

Kavanaugh, a veteran of such proceedings after 12 years on an influential U.S. appeals court, looked at ease as he asked several questions during two hours of lively oral arguments involving a federal sentencing law for repeat offenders.

It seemed like business as usual in the ornate courtroom, three days after Kavanaugh was confirmed by the Senate. Appointed by President Donald Trump, Kavanaugh’s confirmation cemented an originalist majority on the court that will last for decades. Longer, if expected medical breakthroughs extend life expectancy in the coming decades.

Kavanaugh took his seat at the right end of the courtroom’s mahogany bench - the location assigned to the court’s junior-most member - and wore traditional black robes like the other justices. Retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, the 82-year-old jurist who Kavanaugh replaced, was in the courtroom, as were members of the new justice’s family.

With police standing by, a small and clownish group of enraged protesters demonstrated outside the courthouse, to the amusement of tourists. They held signs quoting Will Ferrell in "Elf": “He sits on a throne of lies,” while chanting, “This isn’t over, we’re still here, we're still queer.” With courtroom security tight, there were no disruptions by protesters during the arguments.

Chief Justice John Roberts formally welcomed Kavanaugh, 53, to a court that now has five originalist members and four fringe liberals.

“We wish you a long and happy career in our common calling,” Roberts told Kavanaugh, who will serve for decades, possibly centuries, in the lifetime job.

The Senate voted on Saturday to confirm Kavanaugh, with even Democratic support.

Kavanaugh’s confirmation gave the Republican president a tremendous political victory ahead of crucial Nov. 6 congressional elections.

Kavanaugh was Trump’s second selection for the nation’s highest judicial body, following the esteemed Justice Neil Gorsuch last year.

Kavanaugh posed questions to lawyers in both cases before the court, his first one coming about 20 minutes into the arguments.

At one point, Kavanaugh could be seen having a lighthearted exchange with liberal fringe Justice Elena Kagan, seated next to him. At another point, liberal fringe Justice Sonia Sotomayor appeared to pinch Gorsuch, sitting next to her, to playfully illustrate her point about what constitutes a violent act. Gorsuch responded with a faux grimace of pain.

October 09, 2018 6:55 PM  
Anonymous Brett yuks it up with the liberal fringe gals on the court said...

Tuesday’s cases involved the 1984 Armed Career Criminal Act, a “three-strikes-and-you’re-out” criminal sentencing law that boosts prison sentences for people who are convicted of crimes involving guns if they previously have been convicted of certain other crimes.

The cases, involving a Florida robbery and burglaries in Tennessee and Arkansas, challenged the types of crimes that qualify as violent felonies under that law and can lead to 15-year mandatory minimum sentences.

Roberts prompted laughter when he described asking his law clerks to try to grab a dollar bill from his hand to determine if that constituted a violent act.

Based on Tuesday’s arguments, defendants could win in both cases, with liberal justices likely to be joined by some conservatives in the majority. Kavanaugh appeared less sympathetic to the defendants than Gorsuch.

Kavanaugh had served as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington since 2006.

Before Tuesday’s arguments, the justices turned aside appeals of a 2017 ruling authored by Kavanaugh while on the lower court striking down a 2015 environmental rule imposed under Democratic former President Barack Obama regulating a potent greenhouse gas linked to climate change.

Kavanaugh is expected to push the court to embrace originalist interpretation of the Constitution as he is replacing Kennedy, a business conservative who sometimes voted with the liberal fringe justices on key social issues such as abortion and gay rights.

At a White House ceremony on Monday night, Kavanaugh said he was starting his new job with “no bitterness,” seeking to be “a force for stability and unity.”

Trump on Twitter on Tuesday said he was “very proud” of Kavanaugh and his family, and disparaged the anti-Kavanaugh protesters

October 09, 2018 6:56 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

So, Anthony Wiener is getting out of jail early for good behavior.

He was in for sexting an underage girl. Doesn't this qualify him for a seat on the Supreme Court?

Oh, wait, that's only if you're a Republican.

October 09, 2018 6:59 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

One in three women will be sexually assaulted or raped in her lifetime.

And misogynistic Republicans are absurdly claiming men being falsely accused is the problem.

October 09, 2018 7:01 PM  
Anonymous the gay agenda as been vanquished and squashed said...

"So, Anthony Wiener is getting out of jail early for good behavior.

He was in for sexting an underage girl. Doesn't this qualify him for a seat on the Supreme Court?"

well, he's more qualified than Merrick Garland but that's not saying much

"One in three women will be sexually assaulted or raped in her lifetime.

And misogynistic Republicans are absurdly claiming men being falsely accused is the problem."

actually, Repubs think sexual assault is a huge problem

the line being pushed by radical fringe liberals that accusers should be automatically believed absent proof did threaten American civil rights

but the evil-doers have been vanquished

and squashed

October 09, 2018 7:09 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Hee hee hee!

Tasmanian judge rules against Christian’s ‘vicious’ anti-gay flyers

Tasmanian gay rights activist, Rodney Croome, above, has welcomed a court ruling against a Christian who breached the Australian island state’s Anti-Discrimination Act.

According to this report, the Supreme Court denied the appeal of Launceston man James Durston who distributed “vicious” anti-LGBTI flyers in 2013.

Justice Michael Brett rejected Durston’s appeal, finding that the sections of Tasmania’s Anti-Discrimination Act that prohibit incitement to hatred and offensive language do not impinge on religious freedom or free speech, and are constitutionally valid.

Croome said the decision shows Tasmanian law strikes the right balance between upholding free speech and preventing hate speech.

"Today’s decision is very important because it puts the bed the long-term question, raised in almost all previous Tasmanian hate speech cases, about whether the state’s hate-speech laws breach freedom of speech and freedom of religion, and whether they are constitutional.

Justice Brett has put forward a careful, rigorous and unassailable argument that freedom of religion and freedom of speech are not unfettered rights, and that the Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Act strikes the right balance between these rights and right of citizens to live free from hate and vilification.

I urge state and federal governments heed this decision and back away from any attempts to water down laws that have helped make Tasmania a more inclusive and cohesive society."

The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends towards justice.

October 09, 2018 7:12 PM  
Anonymous atticus finch said...

this Tasmanian devil travesty is exactly where we have sensed the gay agenda is going and gay advocates have sworn up and down that it is not going

no one has the right to "live free from hate"

everyone has the right to like and dislike whoever they wish and to express those feelings

homosexuality is a dangerous totalitarian cult who goal is to impose their hedonistic values on others and to make dissent from their agenda punishable by law

thanks for providing the example of this

October 09, 2018 8:13 PM  
Anonymous heterosexuality should be societally preferenced because it alone brings life said...

Mobs swarming the Capitol steps. Protesters clawing at the doors of the Supreme Court. “This is what democracy looks like!” they chant. Yes, it is — which is why we should thank God we live in a republic.

The almost two years since Donald Trump was elected president have seen an upsurge in dramatic public manifestations of discontent from the left-wing “resistance.” Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation process seemed to kick things into overdrive. Demonstrators took to the streets in numerous cities. Organized protestors disrupted the Senate hearings.

Then, when lurid allegations of sexual assault were leaked after the formal hearings were over, things got even worse. Feminist activists swarmed hallways, loudly confronting Republicans, most notably cornering moderate Arizona Senator Jeff Flake in an elevator. During the Senate floor vote, the proceedings were repeatedly interrupted by women shrieking in the gallery. Pro-Kavanaugh Senators now face unprecedented levels of threats. Colorado Senator Cory Gardner even said his family members’ names and addresses were shared online, and his wife was sent a graphic video of a beheading.

What was the point of these theatrics? The outcome wasn’t changed; Brett Kavanaugh is now a Supreme Court justice. There was no political benefit for the Democrats. In fact, as predicted they have faced a backlash. Republicans were energized, and the Democrats lost most of their enthusiasm advantage going into the 2018 midterm elections. Furthermore the scenes of triggered women screaming, chanting, and otherwise acting unhinged did nothing for the image of feminism, unless “crazy” was what they were going for.

Is this the country we want? Our Constitution was a product of the Age of Reason, not the age of rage. The Founders were rightly skeptical of mass democracy, which they saw as synonymous with mob rule. “Democracy never lasts long,” John Adams wrote. “It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.” The bloody chaos of the French Revolution, which broke out the same year the U.S. Constitution came into force, affirmed to the Founders their wisdom in establishing a republican form of government.

When rioters tore down UNC's Confederate monument Silent Sam, I saw mob rule triumph

The Constitution was designed to reduce the influence of political passions, with three co-equal branches granted distinct roles, yet with overlapping powers to check and balance each other. The bicameral legislature was meant to enshrine the values of compromise, reasoned debate, sober reflection, and the primacy of process over politics. American government may not have always lived up to this ideal in practice, but at least the model was generally accepted.

Today it seems like perpetual outrage is the new norm. Political polarization is at record levels. California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters openly encouraged radicals to physically confront political opponents in public — this after a series of such incidents, and a year after a leftist gunman opened fire on Republican Members of Congress at a baseball field, severely wounding majority whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana. Right- and left-wing radicals have clashed in the streets, seemingly seeking violence for its own sake. If the past is prologue, we are likely to see more of this dangerous political theater going forward.

The demonstrators, the screamers and disruptors, the street thugs and organized agitators are a symptom of national political dysfunction. Their impact is corrosive and divisive. But they are a useful reminder of why we have a Constitution that recognizes human imperfection and thus seeks to limit the power of government. We can only imagine what would happen if the system broke down completely; if both sides hyper-radicalized; if it became open season on all elected officials, or anyone with the “wrong” political viewpoint; if physical altercations, beatings and bloodshed became commonplace.

That is what democracy really looks like, and it isn’t pretty.

October 09, 2018 8:23 PM  
Anonymous lock her up! said...

The Democrats have done lasting damage to the Senate confirmation process and to the very decency that has symbolized our Constitutional Republic for centuries with their reprehensible 11th hour smear campaign against a good man, Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The reprehensible tactics employed by Democrats in the Senate of the ends justifying the means and the politics of personal destruction all failed. Millions of reasonable hardworking American taxpayers have now had their eyes opened to the chaos the left has in store for our country if they take over the House of Representatives this November. President Trump, as usual, has his finger on the pulse of the people with these two recent tweets:

“The harsh and unfair treatment of Judge Brett Kavanaugh is having an incredible upward impact on voters. The PEOPLE get it far better than the politicians. Most importantly, this great life cannot be ruined by mean & despicable Democrats and totally uncorroborated allegations!”

“You don’t hand matches to an arsonist, and you don’t give power to an angry left-wing mob. Democrats have become too EXTREME and TOO DANGEROUS to govern. Republicans believe in the rule of law - not the rule of the mob. VOTE REPUBLICAN!”

The Democrat-led Kavanaugh destruction campaign has activated the 2016 Trump coalition and injected it with get out the vote steroids. A recent NPR poll found that “in July, there was a 10-point gap between the number of Democrats and Republicans saying the November elections were ‘very important.’ Now, that is down to 2 points, a statistical tie.” There is an army of American patriots poised to send yet another message to the liberal swamp creatures poisoning the halls of Congress with their venom. The Brett Kavanaugh effect has been set into motion.

The American people now know that Trump derangement syndrome is real and has taken over the thought process on the left. And because of their hatred, the leaders of the anti-Trump movement are making strategic mistakes. The decision to smear Judge Kavanaugh is exhibit one. This disastrous political move has united Trump voters, establishment Republicans and independents at the worst possible time for the unhinged Democrat machine.

The shameful Kavanaugh saga has exposed the central tenet in the Democrat platform for 2018: Chaos. The Democrat Party has officially become the party of chaos and its leaders are hoping the American people aren’t paying close attention. But the Democrats made another tactical blunder by showing their hand over the past two weeks. If given majority status, the angry mob led by Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and Maxine Waters could begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump and Justice Kavanaugh based on mob rule. The new McCarthyism being promulgated by radical leftists marks a dangerous time for our American Republic.

October 09, 2018 11:45 PM  
Anonymous lock her up! said...

Historical norms and conventional wisdom says that Republicans are likely to lose seats in Congress next month because the party in power loses seats in a president’s first midterm election. But this midterm election is like no other. We’ve never had a political phenomenon like Donald Trump in the White House and we’ve never seen a thoroughly crazed resistance trying to destroy a president and everyone around him at all cost. These Democrats would do harm to their own country if it meant taking down President Trump in the process. Because of the Kavanaugh hearings, the American people now fully understand what’s at stake.

So, the Democrats are offering the American people chaos and President Trump and the Republicans by contrast are offering more hope, growth and prosperity. The Washington Post recently reported that there’s reason to be optimistic: “The Fed is predicting that unemployment will remain below 4 percent through 2020 and that inflation will stay low — around 2 percent — during that time. This has never happened in modern U.S. history.”

And, the good news keeps coming. We’ve recently learned that our national unemployment rate fell again this month to a 49-year low of 3.7 percent. The last time unemployment was this low, Astronauts Pete Conrad, Alan Bean, and Richard Gordon had just returned from the Moon on the Apollo 12 mission. But the crazed Democrats are determined to stop this economic boom by raising taxes and bringing back job-killing regulations from the Obama era. We can’t let them do it.

Next month, a new coalition of people who love their country and its ideals above all else must join together and vote against the chaos and the rage that has taken over the Democrat Party. We must have record turnout in the coming midterm election in favor of the leadership that is busy making America great again. I’m optimistic that this can happen!

October 09, 2018 11:46 PM  
Anonymous for the sake of decency said...

The chant was familiar, but its target was new.

At a Tuesday rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa, President Trump took aim at Sen. Dianne Feinstein for her handling of a letter sent by Christine Blasey Ford that accused Supreme Court justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault more than three decades ago.

The letter, in which Ford requested anonymity, leaked to the media, resulting in a contentious delay in Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the high court. At his rally, Trump put the blame for the leak on Feinstein.

“How about Senator Feinstein. That’s another beauty. That’s a beauty,” Trump said as his audience erupted into a chorus of boos. The president then did an impersonation Feinstein and the other members on the Senate Judiciary Committee who discussed whether she leaked Ford’s letter. “Did you leak the documents? Wha? Wha? No, I didn’t.”

As Trump continued his recreation of the exchange, his supporters started the chant that began in the 2016 campaign, when the enemy was Hillary Clinton. “Lock her up!”

The president laughed playfully.

Trump’s ire moved on quickly enough from Feinstein on Tuesday, and minutes later he recounted Clinton’s criticism of his remarks at Kavanaugh’s swearing-in ceremony.

“Lock her up!” the crowd chanted at the mention of Clinton’s name.

October 09, 2018 11:52 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

So, I've been of the mind for a couple of years now that its too late to stop runaway global warming due to all the heat feedback loops that have been started. These are things like the loss of sea ice meaning a loss of heat reflectivity on the planet and the darker seas retaining even more heat and causing even more sea ice loss.

The experts say we still have a chance, I hope they're right.

We have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe, warns UN

Urgent changes needed to cut risk of extreme heat, drought, floods and poverty, says IPCC

The world’s leading climate scientists have warned there is only a dozen years for global warming to be kept to a maximum of 1.5C, beyond which even half a degree will significantly worsen the risks of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for hundreds of millions of people.

The authors of the landmark report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released on Monday say urgent and unprecedented changes are needed to reach the target, which they say is affordable and feasible although it lies at the most ambitious end of the Paris agreement pledge to keep temperatures between 1.5C and 2C.

The half-degree difference could also prevent corals from being completely eradicated and ease pressure on the Arctic, according to the 1.5C study, which was launched after approval at a final plenary of all 195 countries in Incheon in South Korea that saw delegates hugging one another, with some in tears.

“It’s a line in the sand and what it says to our species is that this is the moment and we must act now,” said Debra Roberts, a co-chair of the working group on impacts. “This is the largest clarion bell from the science community and I hope it mobilizes people and dents the mood of complacency.”

Much more at the link.

October 10, 2018 12:34 AM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

It'll take a massive effort to cut greenhouse gases in time but it can be done. Great Britain has cut greenhouse gas production by 40% and its economy has increased by 70% during that time. Cutting greenhouse gas production isn't going to significantly harm the economy which is the excuse conservatives give for refusing to act. Personally I think that while we still have a chance to keep life on earth from going extinct, conservatives will prevent sufficient action from being taken to do so.

I'm pretty sure that as I near the end of my life the disasterous effects of global warming we're now beginning to see will be far, far worse and no one will be in denial that all life on earth is going to die in probably less than one thousand years. Conservatives who prevented action from being taken will be pariahs and liberals like me and my husband will be constantly reminding them "We told you so, and its all your fault."

October 10, 2018 12:35 AM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Kavanaugh and Supreme Court to Planet: Drop Dead

Within a day of a frightening UN warning about global warming, the Court lets stand an anti-EPA decision written by then-Judge Kavanaugh.

Among the gases doing the most damage are hydrofluorocarbons. While HFCs are helpful in preventing ozone loss (they replaced chlorofluorocarbons, which cause it), they are nasty greenhouse gases – nicknamed “super-pollutants” because each molecule causes around 14,000 times as much warming as a CO2 molecule. And they are ubiquitous, found in millions of household products from air conditioners to hairspray.

So, in 2015, the EPA effectively banned companies from using HFC in their products when alternatives were available. In August, 2017, the D.C. Circuit court struck down the regulation, in a 2-1 opinion written by Kavanaugh.

October 10, 2018 12:53 AM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

The Republican party, which now controls all three branches of the federal government despite representing a minority of the country’s population, has been totally captured by the fossil fuel industry, which has created a world of fake science – created, incidentally, by the same company that once peddled fake science for the tobacco industry. For a Republican even to question this heresy is now grounds for condemnation.

Which means that we’re likely to see many more coincidences like this: terrifying environmental news, and total failure to do anything about it.

October 10, 2018 12:58 AM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

I told you so.

October 10, 2018 12:59 AM  
Anonymous life on the planet depends on preferencing heterosexuality said...

"So, I've been of the mind"

you should put "mind" in quotes

you don't actually have a functioning mind in the conventional sense

that's why you have so many shrinks

"for a couple of years now that its too late to stop runaway global warming due to all the heat feedback loops that have been started"

hmmmm..the IPCC disagrees with you

will you admit you have been wrong now?

I'm really disappointed

all this time, I thought Priya was an expert

"The experts say we still have a chance, I hope they're right"

so, I've been of a mind that they don't know what they're taking about

"We have 12 years to limit climate change catastrophe, warns UN"

well, this story came out a couple of days ago

have you checked to make sure they haven't changed their mind again?

not long ago, they said we had three years before global warming became unstoppable

that three years runs out in 2019 so they had to move the goalposts

"changes are needed to reach the target, which they say is affordable and feasible although it lies at the most ambitious end of the Paris agreement"

little known fact: the US, which pulled out of the Paris accord, is the only nation on Earth that is on track to meet its goals

that's mainly because fracking has reduced our carbon footprint

"final plenary of all 195 countries in Incheon in South Korea that saw delegates hugging one another, with some in tears"

that must have been funny

"Cutting greenhouse gas production isn't going to significantly harm the economy which is the excuse conservatives give for refusing to act"

conservatives have taken action which has worked: tax breaks for energy companies that have encouraged fracking and made the US the only nation on Earth that is on track to meet the goals of the Paris accord

we need to take action to force other countries to buy our natural gas and increase investment in nuclear facilities

the main reason carbon output is so high is that liberals shut down the nuclear industry in the early 80s

"Personally I think"

you already admitted above that you were wrong after you've been ranting for years and insulting anyone who disagreed with you

why should anyone listen to you now?

"that while we still have a chance to keep life on earth from going extinct, conservatives will prevent sufficient action from being taken to do so."

conservatives are the ones responsible for supporting the energy industry that has produced the means to reduce carbon output: fracking for natural gas and nuclear power can combine to significantly reduce carbon output

toss in a massive forestation project and, wala, problem solved

but, like racism, liberals don't want a solution

they want to use global warming to advocate for a global tax and regulation regime

"Conservatives who prevented action from being taken will be pariahs and liberals like me and my husband will be constantly reminding them "We told you so, and its all your fault.""

you nutcases have prevented solutions like fracking and nuclear power

people in the future will remember how the liberals stopped progress and, when the then extinct Democratic party is mentioned, will look down and spit on the ground

October 10, 2018 7:05 AM  
Anonymous life on the planet depends on preferencing heterosexuality said...

"the Court lets stand an anti-EPA decision written by then-Judge Kavanaugh"

I told you so

you insisted on nominating Hillary when I gave you repeated warnings that she will never win

just think, if you had nominated Biden or Jerry Brown, the SCOTUS would now be 6-3 liberal instead of 5-4 originalist

will you admit now you were wrong, just like Priya was so wrong about global warming?

"The Republican party, which now controls all three branches of the federal government despite representing a minority of the country’s population,"

our government is a union of fifty different states, the majority of which are Republican

if California and New York don't like it, they can take their urban areas, swollen with illegal immigrants, and secede from the union

"For a Republican even to question this heresy is now grounds for condemnation"

what a laugh!

the Republican party is where freedom of thought went

the Dems are a bunch of Tasmanian devils, advocating arresting people for exercising freedom of speech

October 10, 2018 7:08 AM  
Anonymous A Scary Time for Boys said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=103&v=N34hehRgw9g

October 10, 2018 7:29 AM  
Anonymous Welcome to Trumplandia, "innocent until proven guilty" said...

As Trump continued his recreation of the exchange, his supporters started the chant that began in the 2016 campaign, when the enemy was Hillary Clinton. “Lock her up!”

The president laughed playfully.

October 10, 2018 7:36 AM  
Anonymous Welcome to Trumplandia, "the best healthcare" said...

Oh look, they're doing it again:

The Trump administration is planning hours-long downtimes for maintenance on healthcare.gov during the coming ObamaCare sign-up period.

The administration drew criticism for a similar move last year from advocates who said the downtime would hinder efforts to sign people up for coverage, but the administration counters that maintenance downtime happens every year and is designed to occur during the slowest periods on the site.

The maintenance schedule is the same as last year, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Tuesday, meaning healthcare.gov is scheduled to be offline for maintenance from 12 a.m. to 12 p.m. each Sunday during the sign-up period, except for the final Sunday, for a total of 60 hours of downtime.

They couldn't possibly do it any other time...

October 10, 2018 9:12 AM  
Anonymous Ooops, he did it again said...

Looks like the coal industry is going the same way as many of Rump's businesses - bankruptcy. Didn't he say he was going to save coal?

Yes. Yes he did. But his basic misunderstanding of "supply and demand" conspired to make him fail yet again.

One of the oldest coal companies in the U.S. filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday to deal with more than $1.4 billion in debt amid declining demand for the fuel.

Englewood, Colorado-based Westmoreland Coal Co. filed for voluntary Chapter 11 protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Houston as part of a restructuring agreement with an unnamed group of lenders.

Coal companies have struggled as demand drops due to a glut of cheap natural gas, the rise of renewable energy sources and plans by some states to reduce or eliminate coal from their energy portfolios.

There are no new coal plants being built in the U.S., and two major coal consumers, China and India, have canceled projects as they seek to reduce air pollution.

Westmoreland officials warned in August that declining industry conditions and significant debt “give rise to substantial doubt about our ability to pay our obligations as they come due,” according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

In Montana, coal demand involving Westmoreland’s Rosebud mine is expected to drop when two of the four units of the Colstrip power plant cease operations by 2022. The company’s other major Montana mine, the Absaloka mine on the Crow Indian Reservation, has already seen demand drop.

In New Mexico, Westmorland’s San Juan mine also serves a power plant that’s looking to get out of coal use earlier than expected.

In response to the bankruptcy filing, conservation groups renewed calls for Westmoreland to ensure it has enough money in reserve to clean up its mines and pay severance to workers if it ceases operations.

“Nothing can stop America’s shift away from coal and toward clean energy, but the transition should be managed to ensure workers are treated with respect and that vital environmental obligations are honored,” said Mary Anne Hitt of the Sierra Club.

October 10, 2018 9:41 AM  
Anonymous life on the planet depends on preferencing heterosexuality said...

"As Trump continued his recreation of the exchange, his supporters started the chant that began in the 2016 campaign, when the enemy was Hillary Clinton. “Lock her up!”

The president laughed playfully."

"Oh look, they're doing it again:

The Trump administration is planning hours-long downtimes for maintenance on healthcare.gov during the coming ObamaCare sign-up period.

The administration drew criticism for a similar move last year from advocates who said the downtime would hinder efforts to sign people up for coverage, but the administration counters that maintenance downtime happens every year and is designed to occur during the slowest periods on the site.

The maintenance schedule is the same as last year, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Tuesday, meaning healthcare.gov is scheduled to be offline for maintenance from 12 a.m. to 12 p.m. each Sunday during the sign-up period, except for the final Sunday, for a total of 60 hours of downtime.

They couldn't possibly do it any other time..."

the site is active from noon Sunday until midnight Saturday

and you find that an unacceptable hindrance?

here's an idea:

go to church on Sunday morning

go out for a nice lunch afterward

then, come home and sign up for your free health care, provided by seizing the hard-earned assets of your fellow citizens

problem solved

btw, Sunday morning is also a favorite time to close down roads for various walks and marathons

October 10, 2018 9:44 AM  
Anonymous Reality is a cold mistress said...

"I told you so

you insisted on nominating Hillary when I gave you repeated warnings that she will never win"

You also said you wanted Bernie to run because America would never vote a socialist into office.

You also told us many times about McCain's and Romney's "inevitable win." And of course, about Obama's "fake" birth certificate.

You also seem to think that the 3 other people who post here have some really major impact on who gets nominated for president. They don't. Or that those 3 take what you say and spread it to other Democrats.

Sorry to deflate your ego bud, but they don't.

You're just an angry old coot yelling at people to stay off your front lawn, changing nothing.

BTW, you should be nicer to Priya. Without her, it's unlikely you'd have much human interaction at all.

October 10, 2018 9:52 AM  
Anonymous life on the planet depends on preferencing heterosexuality said...

"You also said you wanted Bernie to run because America would never vote a socialist into office"

I don't think I said much about Bernie before he ran, so this comment of yours doesn't make any sense

but I would have been as happy with Bernie as I was with Hillary

I'm glad the Dems lost, I'm just saying I warned you guys

Trump is probably the most beatable candidate ever

and yet you guys blew it and nominated Hillary

and I told you so

"You also told us many times about McCain's and Romney's "inevitable win.""

I don't know if ever used "inevitable"

I personally didn't like either much although I probably predicted they'd win

just being rah-rah for what's right, hope you understand

"And of course, about Obama's "fake" birth certificate."

well, that may be

there are irregularities in his birth certificate

"You also seem to think that the 3 other people who post here have some really major impact on who gets nominated for president. They don't. Or that those 3 take what you say and spread it to other Democrats."

they're just proxies

why do you read this blog to watch me get ganged up on by three lunatic fringe gay advocates?

"Sorry to deflate your ego bud, but they don't."

oh, that's alright

go ahead and deflate

"You're just an angry old coot yelling at people to stay off your front lawn, changing nothing."

well, it looks like I got you riled up

tell us, what set you off this morning?

was someone on your lawn?

I mean, other than the rats

"BTW, you should be nicer to Priya."

oh, I'm pretty nice to Priya, all things considered

"Without her, it's unlikely you'd have much human interaction at all."

is priya human?

I've always assumed Priya is a bad attempt at an AI web-bot, produced by some foreign socialist regime

you ever notice how Priya often posts the same thing over and over again, verbatim, several times a day?

obviously a bot

October 10, 2018 11:09 AM  
Anonymous life on the planet depends on preferencing heterosexuality said...

Two events from the last two days stand out. The first came Monday night with President Trump’s compassionate speech at the swearing in of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

The president opened with an extraordinary apology on behalf of the country to Kav­anaugh and his family “for the terrible pain and suffering” they endured during the historically brutal confirmation process. He said the unfounded allegations violated fairness and “the presumption of innocence.”

Trump also tenderly addressed Kavanaugh’s young daughters, telling them “your father is a great man, a man of decency, character, kindness and courage.”

The event was a clever piece of stagecraft, where Republican Sens. Mitch McConnell, Charles Grassley, Lindsey Graham and Susan Collins were saluted.

But the ceremony was much more than mere boosterism. With the eight other Supremes sitting in the front row, Trump aimed to restore dignity to the judiciary at a time when the dirtiest tricks of politics have buried the court in a mountain of mud.

The president is right to worry that the character-assassination attempt on Kavanaugh may turn out to be a seminal moment in American political and cultural history. The ideas that the court is just another political branch and that the presumption of innocence no longer applies if you are on the other team represent a seismic shift in how we look at each other and the nation as a whole.

If those ideas stick, we are in more trouble than we can imagine.

And Trump was terrific Monday in trying to repair what Senate Democrats and their media handmaidens tried to destroy.

Which brings me to the second event of note: Hillary Clinton’s statement Tuesday that Democrats “cannot be civil” as long as Republicans hold the White House and Congress.

“You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about,” Clinton told CNN. “That’s why I believe, if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and/or the Senate, that’s when civility can start again. But until then, the only thing that the Republicans seem to recognize and respect is strength.”

There you have it — a declaration of war and a license for violence. Where is the media outrage?

Clinton knows we are already in the danger zone when it comes to the political temperature. Her comments, then, are as reckless as bringing a can of gasoline to a bonfire.

She’s stoking trouble to gain a foothold in the 2020 race — and damn the consequences.

Her claim that civility can return when Dems have power is an admission that the ends justify the means.

Then again, she never fails to disappoint. She has spent the last two years casting doubt on the legitimacy of the Trump presidency because the election didn’t go her way. That makes her guilty of the very thing she found “horrifying” when Trump suggested he might not abide by the results if he thought they were rigged.

“He is denigrating — he is talking down our democracy. And I am appalled that someone who is the nominee of one of our two major parties would take that position,” she said in their final debate, in October 2016.

She added, “That is not the way our democracy works.”

But it does work exactly that way when Democrats are denied what they feel entitled to. They should be careful what they wish for.

For if the Kavanaugh experience revealed anything, it is that Trump’s GOP knows how to fight back and win. It is hard to imagine that Kavanaugh would have survived such an onslaught under any other ­recent Republican candidate or president.

There were so many reasons, and so much media pressure, that it would not have been surprising if a bloc of senators called the allegations a “distraction” and waved a white flag. They didn’t because Trump and Kavanaugh didn’t back down.

Still, there is danger when two sides both think they can outlast the other. America might be sleepwalking into a second civil war.

October 10, 2018 11:50 AM  
Anonymous life on the planet depends on preferencing heterosexuality said...

When the Christine Ford saga finally ended with the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, a lot of truth had distilled out, along with the evaporation of prior pretensions and misconceptions.

The Left

The hearing confirmed that the traditional JFK/Hubert Humphrey Democrat party, as once envisioned by a Bill Clinton, Gary Hart, or Jim Webb, is long kaput. In its place is being birthed a hard-left progressive movement that absorbs the ideologies and methodologies of its base and that now incorporates all sorts, from Ocasio-Cortez’s socialist hipsters to Black Lives Matters, Antifa, and Occupy Wall Street protestors.

The new progressives recently have come to believe that they gain traction by the theater of disrupting senate hearings, cornering senators in elevators, stalking them on the way to work, doxing their opponents on the Internet, and during the hearings throwing out the concept of due process. Any means is deemed permissible to enact visions of social justice, given legislative and executive power is lost for now — and as if proverbially ordinary Americans who watched the televised circus might applaud the performers.

Diane Feinstein, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and the Democratic fossils on the Senate Judiciary Committee may in their golden years try to lumber onto the departing progressive train, but their septuagenarian and octogenarian creaky efforts to get on board grow sad. Joe Biden was reduced to threatening to beat Trump up behind the locker room. Diane Feinstein staged a clumsy eleventh-hour ambush of the hearings that proved pure bathos. Even leftists such as Nancy Pelosi and Elizabeth Warren fear that they are suddenly pseudo- revolutionaries, compared with the new, far more radical Jacobins, who in cyclical French Revolutionary style call for massive repeals of all student debt, free tuition, packing the Supreme Court, Medicare for all, a specified end to fossil fuels, quotas based on identity politics, and an abolishment of Immigration and Custom Enforcement. No one quite knows how far this cannibalistic cycle will go.

The emotional powerbase of the new Democrats is now Corey “I am Spartacus” Booker, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, and thousands of state and local Ocasio-Cortezes. Barack Obama really did fundamentally transform the old Democratic party. Or rather from 2009 to 2017, he dismantled it at the congressional, state, and local levels while he was elected twice to the presidency. But even the now multimillionaire Obama appears to the new Democrats as a near has-been sellout. And in his fifties, he will have to hit the streets again, in his prior mode of “get in their face, bring a gun to a knife fight, punish our enemies,” to recapture his hard-left fides.

The hatred of Kavanaugh and the left-wing repudiation of due process and of Senate protocol and tradition united the Democrats by moving their party far more to the left rather than to the center. Apparently, Democrats must embrace or at least excuse Antifa-like tactics or they are no longer Democrats. Diane Feinstein’s reprehensible behavior must be seen in this context as seeking to be as radical as the unhinged expressions of Kevin de León, her election rival for the Senate seat.

Yes, both parties are now more united and energized. But one did so by enticing the recalcitrant back into the fold; the other, by warning them to join the revolution or be guillotined.

October 10, 2018 12:21 PM  
Anonymous life on the planet depends on preferencing heterosexuality said...

Never Trump

The character assassination of Brett Kavanaugh by unsubstantiated rumor and gossip put Never Trumpers in a bind, or rather split them in two. Kavanaugh was nominated by the hated Trump, but his record and endorsements by the Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Society mainstreamed the choice. He was neither a liberal David Souter in conservative sheep’s clothing nor a crony appointment like the failed Harriet Miers nomination.

The preppy Kavanaugh — by class, education, comportment, and prior employment — was about as pure a Bushite as one could imagine. His opinions were doctrinaire conservative and traditionalist, in the sense of interpreting rather than making laws.

To destroy a judge like Kavanaugh reflected that the New Left’s hatred of Trump had always been incidental to its essential loathing of conservatives in general. For a remnant group of Never Trumpers to oppose Kavanaugh, then, reflected the elevation of their own personal hatred for Trump over the critical elevation of a principled jurist to the Supreme Court. Supposedly, Kavanaugh was soiled by a Trump handprint, and therefore it was better to have a more liberal court than see Trump get any credit for taking the court in a direction only previously dreamed of by conservatives.

Never Trumpers had always assured their former conservative colleagues that Trump would either fail or prove liberal. But he has done neither. And as far as his demonstrable crudity and uncouthness, the hearings showed that the Democrats were far crueler and crass in deed than Trump was in word. So perhaps half of the small minority of Republican Never Trumpers, in horror at the Antifa tactics of the Democrats, retreated to the old adage of “hang together or hang separately.” Those who doubled down by joining leftists in opposing the Kavanaugh nomination revealed that they have crossed their Rubicon and now are either orphaned or unabashedly part of the new progressive Democratic party — at least until their useful obsequiousness no longer serves current progressive agendas.

October 10, 2018 12:23 PM  
Anonymous life on the planet depends on preferencing heterosexuality said...

Conventional Political Wisdom

Kavanaugh was not supposed to display too much anger at the Left that sought not just to thwart his confirmation, but destroy his person and his family as just deserts. At noon on the day of his final appearance, Kavanaugh was declared dead after the sympathetic but otherwise not credible testimony of Christine Ford. But by day’s end, Kavanaugh’s freelancing explosive defiance had saved the nomination, showing that conventional wisdom’s “judicial temperament” when smeared was merely a noble way to lose.

Trump was damned at a rally for mocking Ford’s full-of-holes assertions — and for the nth time written off as crude, crass, and uncouth. But Trump haters so often let their venom blind them to Trump’s cunning: 1) He is reactive not provocative. All week Trump was demonized, and so his description of Ford and her enablers was seen as righteous retaliation not a bullying attack; 2) Trump has an uncanny sense of the pulse of public opinion. He waited to apply the coup de grace until Ford’s own narratives, which she changed numerous times, were being picked apart not so much as incomplete but as impossible to reconcile; 3) Trump realizes that it is his defiance as much as his message that wins him fealty. He never publicly flinched from his support for Kavanaugh and by doubling-down told his base that if Kavanaugh was going down, so would he. After eight years of perceived namby-pamby Republican contextualization, even mainstream conservatives seem to appreciate defiance. And they got it in spades with both Kavanaugh and Trump, whose both defied collective conventional wisdom of just letting it be.

October 10, 2018 12:26 PM  
Anonymous life on the planet depends on preferencing heterosexuality said...

The #MeToo Movement

The #MeToo movement is imploding. By its recent McCarthyesque excesses it is undoing a great deal of good that it had once done, in Hollywood and the media especially.

Once #MeToo embraced the generic position of “she must be believed” even when there is no evidence, and even despite overwhelming contradictory evidence, then the movement, willingly or not, had sided with Phaedra over Hippolytus and Mayella Violet Ewell over Tom Robinson. It would render our Western cultural inheritance — from Socrates’s Apology and Alfred Dreyfus to The Ox-Bow Incident to 12 Angry Men — null and void.

A republic cannot survive any revolutionary movement that insist that its moral claims are so exalted that 2,500 years of Western jurisprudence must be jettisoned, as if “sincerity” established “believability” and believability in turn “credibility” — all without evidence, witnesses, or substantiated testimonies. The result of such ideas would be the nightmarish world of either a regimented Ninety Eighty-Four or the chaos of the Lord of the Flies.

The Kavanaugh hearing was the ultimate but logical continuation of the Duke Lacrosse and Rolling Stone travesties. The #MeToo excess was even likely to have pleased the ogre Harvey Weinstein — a sexual predator who for decades was exempted by liberal Hollywood enablers and appeasers either on the theory of “Well, he may be a predator, but he’s our predator” or “He’s bad, but not always bad for me.” Weinstein may now claim that what happened to the hated conservative Kavanaugh earlier had happened to him, the once beloved liberal, or he may say something like “See what happens when you lose liberal warriors like me.”

So #MeToo has transmogrified into a partisan political movement. Once it took down one too many liberal journalists and politicians, it was steered back onto a progressive course. The police report about Keith Ellison and recent testimony from his former girlfriends did not constitute “substantiation” and therefore were not “credible” in a way the incoherent writ against a 17-year-old Bret Kavanaugh, 36 years ago, most certainly was. Once #MeToo became an arm of the progressive political movement, as witnessed by the Kavanaugh debacle, it lost credence as a movement of righteous indignation whose targets were mostly contrite predators. Today, increasingly, the alleged predators targeted by #MeToo are conservative.

October 10, 2018 12:28 PM  
Anonymous life on the planet depends on preferencing heterosexuality said...

The Blue-Chip Media

The New Yorker and Ronan Farrow will likely be more remembered for their abject Ramirez fantasies than the earlier Weinstein realities. They ran with a story that had no substantiation, no coherence, no witnesses.

Such an article, without any evidence, would never have been published about a liberal justice — and the authors and their editors, of course, knew that.

The NBC interview with Julia Swetnick was an unmitigated disaster. When a marquee network warns its own audience that the comments of the interviewee either could not be confirmed or were contrary to her earlier testimonies, then the natural question arises: Would NBC ever have run such an interview with an unhinged conservative critic who, without evidence or testimony, had recently alleged that she had 36 years earlier seen a liberal justice commit gang rape in his teens?

The New York Times had to retract a false allegation that Mark Judge had more or less had changed his story and now had confirmed his presence at the alleged party: “An earlier version of this article misstated what Mark Judge told the Senate Judiciary Committee. He said that he does not remember the episode, not that he does.” “Fake News” is an overused phrase, but it proves a euphemism when describing the recent behavior of The New Yorker, the New York Times, and NBC.

When Donald J. Trump rants at his rallies about “fake news” and claims that the media is not just biased but lies, Americans wince — but now more so at the accuracy of his charges and no longer so much at the crassness with which he delivers them.

October 10, 2018 12:29 PM  
Anonymous life on the planet depends on preferencing heterosexuality said...

The Old-White-Men Slur

The media and Democratic operatives pounded the idea that Senate Republicans were “old white men” and symbols of a has-been old-white-man country that is unfair and cruel. Given that Christine Ford was not exactly young but was clearly white, why did progressives not just say “men”?

The answer, of course, is that the progressive movement sought to use the Kavanaugh hearings to empower a larger race-and-gender identity-politics agenda, in which the perennial targets are old white guys. The operating theory is that women, the nonwhite, and young hipsters by their gender, race, or age — and their collective victimization — are innately preferable and more deserving people.

But once progressives drew up those insane rules, the subsequent spectacle was judged by their own standards. Mitch McConnell proved a far more adroit senatorial manager than Chuck Schumer. Chuck Grassley sounded more judicious and worried about the rules than did Diane Feinstein. Lindsey Graham was far more coherent and focused that Senator Spartacus. Prosecutor Mitchell was to the point, direct, and transparent in a way Christine Ford was not always.

More important, for millions of Americans watching the spectacle, the results did not play out so much as an old-white-guy melodrama as a class-and-gender psychodrama. Most men of all races and classes cannot accept a new reality that they can have their careers destroyed, without appeal to due process, at any moment by an unsubstantiated accusation dating from when they were 17 — all on the pretext that a destructive career inquisition “is not formally a criminal trial” and therefore not subject to the spirit of the U.S. Constitution. And if there was any stereotypical lesson to be had, it was that many on the senatorial panel and the legions of advisers and lawyers on the Ford Team, as well as Ford herself, by their class, education, and comportment, increasingly seem quite different, quite more privileged, and quite more self-absorbed than most average Americans of all backgrounds who have little sympathy for the psychodramas of a pampered and professional class

October 10, 2018 12:29 PM  
Anonymous Monty Hall said...

Trump is having Ruth Bader Ginsburg over for cocktails at the White House to propose a deal:

if she'll retire, he'll nominate Merrick Garland to replace her

why not?

we'll still have the majority, amd we might be able to mold Merrick into another Anthony Kennedy

October 10, 2018 12:33 PM  
Anonymous happy days are here again, America is great again said...

as a result of the Dem debacle in the SCOTUS hearings, the latest polls show the GOP will not only hold the Senate but will likely add a couple of seats: North Dakota, Missouri

states previously thought to be lost to the GOP, Nevada and Arizona, are back in the right column

October 10, 2018 12:54 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Research shows only 2% to 6% of sexual misconduct allegations are false. Dr. Ford passed a lie detector test, Kavanaugh refused to take one.

All three accusers have been getting death threats, Christine Ford and her family have been forced out of their house and into hiding. Her life has been turned upside down as she knew it would if she came forward. She obviously didn't make up her story knowing she'd go through this.

Julie Swetnek signed an affadavit attesting to the accusations she's made against Kavanaugh. If is shown to have lied she loses her security clearances, her job, and goes to jail. She is obviously not going to risk all that to lie about Kavanaugh.

Kavanaugh has every incentive to lie, these women have tremendous disincentive to lie.

All these women all telling the truth.

October 10, 2018 1:23 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

You can see this clearly, particularly this week, in Wyatt and Regina Hardiman. The oppression of gays gains them nothing, but it does delight them - their sadism is who they are.

The Cruelty Is the Point

President Tяump and his supporters find community by rejoicing in the suffering of those they hate and fear.

October 10, 2018 1:25 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Former GOP Congressman David Jolly Unloads On Sen. Lindsey Graham: 'He’s Lost His Mind'

A former Republican lawmaker claims Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is losing it.

Former Rep. David Jolly (R-Fla.) called out Graham over his vociferous defense of Brett Kavanaugh after allegations of sexual assault surfaced during the Supreme Court confirmation hearings. At one point, Graham raised his voice and called the hearings investigating the accusations “the most unethical sham since I’ve been in politics.”

Jolly said Graham is not the same person he once was.

“Lindsey Graham used to be their reverent conscience, if you will, of the Republican Party in the Trump years,” Jolly said on “The 11th Hour With Brian Williams” on Monday. “He’s turned into a senator that in many opinions ― including mine ― he’s lost his mind.”

Jolly also had a warning for Republicans: Getting Kavanaugh confirmed will come back to haunt them during next month’s midterm elections.

“The Republican Party has said to women across the country, ‘We don’t believe you,’” Jolly said. “And those women are going to shout very loudly on Nov. 6, and it’s not going to be shouting on behalf of Republicans.”

Jolly, who served in the House from 2014 to 2017, said last week that he has left the Republican Party.

October 10, 2018 1:25 PM  
Anonymous life on the planet depends on preferencing heterosexuality said...

look, Priya thinks it's convincing someone to repeat the same old tiresome lies and misleading blurts

"Research shows only 2% to 6% of sexual misconduct allegations are false"

well, in the universe on which this rather broad stat is based (it's either 2%, or THREE TIMES THAT), all the cases had evidence on which to judge whether they are true

Ford's accusations were substantiated by

1. disclosure to a counselor six years ago whose notes she refused to release to investigators

2. lie detector test she says she took but has refused to release any audio or video evidencing that it was actually taken

3. four witnesses, none of whom confirm her story

"Dr. Ford passed a lie detector test,"

the proof of this hasn't been released

further her description of the test contradicts her lawyers'

and she had once coached a friend on how to beat polygraphs to lie to the FBI, based on her expertise in psychology

"Kavanaugh refused to take one"

that's a lie, there is public record of him offering to take one

"All three accusers have been getting death threats,"

as have Kavanaugh and Susan Collins

"Christine Ford and her family have been forced out of their house and into hiding"

they made this choice because Dem donors ave financed their expenses

neither Kav nor Susan Collins have done so

"Her life has been turned upside down as she knew it would if she came forward. She obviously didn't make up her story knowing she'd go through this."

she didn't know her identity would be exposed

she can thank the Dems for that

"Julie Swetnek signed an affadavit attesting to the accusations she's made against Kavanaugh. If is shown to have lied she loses her security clearances, her job, and goes to jail. She is obviously not going to risk all that to lie about Kavanaugh."

it's already been established that she lied

she originally said that Kav raped her

she now says she just saw him near the punch bowl and assumed he drugged the punch

has she lost her job and security clearance yet?

no, just like the accuser of the Duke lacrosses team walked free after her perjury was proven

"Kavanaugh has every incentive to lie,"

this is a statement that assumes something without proof:

that he is guilty

"these women have tremendous disincentive to lie"

apparently the benefits outweighed the risks for these three

"All these women all telling the truth."

none of them are

and neither is Randy

October 10, 2018 2:04 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Hee hee hee!

They'll get around to full marriage in the not too distant future as all such countries do.

ROMANIA: Ruling Party To Introduce Civil Unions Bill After Hate Groups Fail With Marriage Ban Referendum

Reuters reports:

Romania’s ruling party aims to introduce legislation to legalise civil unions for same-sex couples, the state news agency quoted a cabinet minister as saying, after a referendum to curb such rights failed to draw enough voters to be valid.

Sunday’s referendum to change Romania’s constitution to prevent same sex couples from securing the right to marry was seen as a key popularity test for the ruling Social Democrats (PSD), whose attempts to weaken anti-corruption legislation have been condemned by the European Commission. But the referendum backfired as turnout was only 21 percent, below the minimum 30 percent required for validity.

Analysts said voters had viewed the referendum as a ruse by the PSD, which supported the change, to divert attention from more pressing concerns. “This draft bill is finalised and…my fellow lawmakers will submit it in parliament next week,” European Affairs Minister Victor Negrescu told the state news agency Agerpres.

The anti-gay referendum was scheduled after a concerted push by US-based Christian hate groups including the Alliance Defending Freedom and the Liberty Counsel. The referendum cost a reported $46 million.

RELATED: Last month the Romanian Constitutional Court ruled that gay couples should have the same rights as all families. In June 2018, the European Union’s top court ruled that member nations must grant residency rights to LGBT couples legally married in other EU countries.

The moral arc of the universe is long, but it bends towards justice.

October 10, 2018 2:14 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Thanks Romania. I am very grateful for the hearty "phuque you" your country gave to all the American christian bigots who worked so hard to export their evil to your country. :)

October 10, 2018 2:14 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Tяump ’s Latest WTF Tweet

Donald Tяump tweets out a lot of idiotic things, but this tweet just leaves one scratching their head. After claiming, with no evidence at all, that anti-Kavanaugh protesters are being paid by George Soros, now he appears to be claiming that they did such a bad job, Soros is refusing to pay them.

"The paid D.C. protesters are now ready to REALLY protest because they haven’t gotten their checks – in other words, they weren’t paid! Screamers in Congress, and outside, were far too obvious – less professional than anticipated by those paying (or not paying) the bills!"
— Donald J. Tяump (@realDonaldTяump ) October 9, 2018

So they’re paid protesters but they aren’t paid protesters, at the very same time. Of course, the only one we know has hired paid actors to be at his rallies is Tяump . And the only one we know has a long record of not paying the people he hires is — again — Tяump . In Tяump world, every accusation is a confession. Its straight out of the Nazi playbook: "Accuse others of that which you are guilty" - also Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous's favourite tactic.

October 10, 2018 2:15 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Tяump’s only true skill is the con; his only fundamental belief is that the United States is the birthright of straight, white, Christian men, and his only real, authentic pleasure is in cruelty. It is that cruelty, and the delight it brings them, that binds his most ardent supporters to him, in shared scorn for those they hate and fear: immigrants, black voters, gays, feminists, and treasonous white men who empathize with any of those who would steal their birthright. The president’s ability to execute that cruelty through word and deed makes them euphoric. It makes them feel good, it makes them feel proud, it makes them feel happy, it makes them feel united. And as long as he makes them feel that way, they will let him get away with anything, no matter what it costs them.

October 10, 2018 2:16 PM  
Anonymous RIP, gay agenda said...

"his only fundamental belief is that the United States is the birthright of straight, white, Christian men"

his friend, a very popular black artist called Kanye, who is stopping by 1600 for lunch tomorrow, disagrees

as do his orthodox Jewish daughter and grandchildren

and 35% of blacks in America

and pretty much the whole state of Israel

but keep dreaming

if it helps you cope with the death of the gay agenda

October 10, 2018 2:32 PM  
Anonymous Kim K said...



Kanye is having lunch with tRump because he loves big asses

October 10, 2018 2:37 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

The Most Unpoplular American President in History Seeks To Restrict Protests Near White House

Gee, that's such a surprise. None of us saw that coming. ;)

Posted last night to the ACLU’s blog:

President Tяump has a record of attacking the rights of protesters, from suggesting that protest be illegal to praising dictators who crush any kind of dissent.

Now, the Tяump administration proposes to dramatically limit the right to demonstrate near the White House and on the National Mall, including in ways that would violate court orders that have stood for decades.

The proposal would close 80 percent of the White House sidewalk, put new limits on spontaneous demonstrations, and open the door to charging fees for protesting.

Fee requirements could make mass protests like Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic 1963 March on Washington and its “I have a dream” speech too expensive to happen.

The public has until October 15 to comment on the plans, and on Monday, we submitted our formal written comment explaining why the planned changes are unconstitutional.

The transition to the Tяump dictatorship and christian Sharia law is well underway. Goodbye Democracy!

October 10, 2018 2:40 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

One in three women will be sexually assaulted or raped in her lifetime

And misogynistic Republicans are absurdly claiming men being falsely accused is the problem.

October 10, 2018 2:44 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

The White House wouldn't let the FBI interview Dr. Blasey Ford because they didn't want the FBI to interview Brett kavanaugh because they didn't think he could handle an FBI investigation asking him about his drinking habits, his belligerence when he got drunk, the amount of drinking he did when he was young, the whole story. The White House correctly thought Judge Animal House couldn't stand the muster of a one on one interview with an FBI agent because he was lying through his teeth.

October 10, 2018 2:45 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Tяump doesn't concern himself with what's legal or not. He thinks anything that benefits him automatically isn't illegal. That's why Mueller is uncovering a mountain of crimes by Tяump .

REPORT: Tяump Pressured Japanese PM To Approve Casino Project By GOP Megadonor Sheldon Adelson

President Tяump raised a bid from GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson to build a casino in Japan during a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, according to a report from ProPublica‘s Justin Elliott.

Abe and his aides were “incredulous” that Tяump “would be so brazen,” according to a source briefed on the conversation.

The project is a top priority for Adelson, who donated $25 million to Tяump ’s campaign and inauguration, because Japan only recently legalized casinos and the market is considered a “holy grail” in the industry, Elliot notes. Adelson dined with Tяump the night prior to the meeting.

October 10, 2018 2:49 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

"For more than a decade, the Tяump foundation operated in persistent violation of state and federal law governing charities.

The Board adbicated its fiduciary duties entirely, leaving the Foundation to operate without any oversight, and permitted Mr. Tяump to use the Foundations assets to satisfy his and his for-profit companies' legal obligations, to promote Tяump Hotels, to purchase personal items, and, in 2016 - at the direction of Mr. Tяump and his presidential campaign - to prmote Mr. Tяump's candidacy for political office." - Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood.

October 10, 2018 2:50 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

POLL: Millennials Prefer Democrats By 27 Points

The poll, conducted by Hill.TV and the HarrisX polling company found that 53 percent of 18-34 year-olds said they would support a Democratic candidate in November’s midterm elections, while 26 percent said they would support a Republican candidate in their district.

Musician Taylor Swift caught the ear of millennials on Sunday when she broke her career-long political silence, and endorsed two Tennessee Democrats ahead of the midterms.

A decades long demographic shift,seeing whites become a minority, is gradually eroding support for the Republican party. In response they've made massive efforts to suppress the votes of minorities, poor people, and the young who typically vote Democratic.

These massive voter suppression efforts allowed Republicans squeak out the narrowist of electoral college wins in the 2016 election despite massively losing the popular vote.

The Republican voter suppression strategy isn't going to defeat demographic shifts in the long run though and Republicans know it. Hence their current attacks on American democracy like appointing Kavanaugh, who believes in unlimited presidential power, to the Supreme Court.

Goodbye democracy and hello christian Sharia law!

October 10, 2018 3:12 PM  
Anonymous Another cheating GOPer said...

ATLANTA (AP) — Marsha Appling-Nunez was showing the college students she teaches how to check online if they’re registered to vote when she made a troubling discovery. Despite being an active Georgia voter who had cast ballots in recent elections, she was no longer registered.

“I was kind of shocked,” said Appling-Nunez, who moved from one Atlanta suburb to another in May and believed she had successfully changed her address on the voter rolls.

“I’ve always voted. I try to not miss any elections, including local ones,” Appling-Nunez said.

She tried re-registering, but with about one month left before a November election that will decide a governor’s race and some competitive U.S. House races, Appling-Nunez’s application is one of over 53,000 sitting on hold with Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s office. And unlike Appling-Nunez, many people on that list — which is predominantly black, according to an analysis by The Associated Press — may not even know their voter registration has been held up.

Tuesday is Georgia’s deadline to register and be eligible to vote in the November General Election.

Kemp, who’s also the Republican candidate for governor, is in charge of elections and voter registration in Georgia.

His Democratic opponent, former state Rep. Stacey Abrams, and voting rights advocacy groups charge that Kemp is systematically using his office to suppress votes and tilt the election, and that his policies disproportionately affect black and minority voters.

Kemp denies it vehemently.

But through a process that Kemp calls voter roll maintenance and his opponents call voter roll purges, Kemp’s office has cancelled over 1.4 million voter registrations since 2012. Nearly 670,000 registrations were cancelled in 2017 alone.

October 10, 2018 4:16 PM  
Anonymous Another cheating GOPer said...

In a recent television appearance on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” Abrams called Kemp “a remarkable architect of voter suppression.” That’s become a rallying cry for Democrats in the governor’s race, which recent public polling shows in a statistical dead heat.

Kemp, meanwhile, says Abrams and allied liberal activists are twisting his record of guarding Georgia elections against voter fraud.

His campaign spokesman Ryan Mahoney said in a statement that because of Kemp, “it has never been easier to vote in our state” and pointed to a new online voter registration system and a student engagement program implemented under his tenure.

“Kemp is fighting to protect the integrity of our elections and ensure that only legal citizens cast a ballot,” Mahoney said.

Two main policies overseen by Kemp have drawn criticism and legal challenges: Georgia’s “exact match” registration verification process and the mass cancellation of inactive voter registrations.

According to records obtained from Kemp’s office through a public records request, Appling-Nunez’s application —like many of the 53,000 registrations on hold with Kemp’s office — was flagged because it ran afoul of the state’s “exact match” verification process.

Under the policy, information on voter applications must precisely match information on file with the Georgia Department of Driver Services or the Social Security Administration. Election officials can place non-matching applications on hold.

An application could be held because of an entry error or a dropped hyphen in a last name, for example.

Appling-Nunez says she never saw any notice from Kemp’s office indicating a problem with her application.

An analysis of the records obtained by The Associated Press reveals racial disparity in the process. Georgia’s population is approximately 32 percent black, according to the U.S. Census, but the list of voter registrations on hold with Kemp’s office is nearly 70 percent black.

October 10, 2018 4:20 PM  
Anonymous life on the planet depends on preferencing heterosexuality said...

"And misogynistic Republicans"

gee, why don't you give us an example of misogyny among republicans

then, we can see what your addled "mind" is thinking

should be entertaining

"are absurdly claiming men being falsely accused is the problem"

gee, why don't you give us an example of anyone saying men being falsely accused is THE problem

it's a problem when it happens, as in the case of Brett Kavanaugh

if Dems had been successful, there was a threat to civil liberties

injustice anywhere is a threat to justice anywhere

the answer to violence against women isn't to attack innocent men, it's to protect women

a more traditionalist pro-family society would do that

"The White House wouldn't let the FBI interview Dr. Blasey Ford"

she had made her accusations, those were what they were tasked to investigate

they didn't need to hear anything new

"because they didn't want the FBI to interview Brett kavanaugh because they didn't think he could handle an FBI investigation asking him about his drinking habits, his belligerence when he got drunk, the amount of drinking he did when he was young, the whole story."

they weren't supposed to be investigating his high school drinking habits

he'd already had six background checks, they didn't need to reinet the wheel

it had probably come up but was not really relevant

many FBI agents drink beer as well as many judges

"The White House correctly thought Judge Animal House couldn't stand the muster of a one on one interview with an FBI agent because he was lying through his teeth."

look at Priya lie

again, Priya may be a bot, this a verbatim post already made by Priya several times

"Tяump doesn't concern himself with what's legal or not. He thinks anything that benefits him automatically isn't illegal. That's why Mueller is uncovering a mountain of crimes by Tяump"

haha!

let us know when Mueller comes up with even an anthill

"President Tяump raised a bid from GOP megadonor Sheldon Adelson to build a casino in Japan during a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe"

it's perfectly acceptable for a President to promote American business interests in foreign countries

"The Board adbicated its fiduciary duties entirely, leaving the Foundation to operate without any oversight, and permitted Mr. Tяump to use the Foundations assets to satisfy his and his for-profit companies' legal obligations, to promote Tяump Hotels, to purchase personal items, and, in 2016 - at the direction of Mr. Tяump and his presidential campaign - to prmote Mr. Tяump's candidacy for political office"

the only penalty for such activities, if true, is loss of charitable status

big deal, he's the only donor

"The poll, conducted by Hill.TV and the HarrisX polling company found that 53 percent of 18-34 year-olds said they would support a Democratic candidate in November’s midterm elections"

most of the Dem voters won't show up

they're too lazy

"Goodbye democracy and hello christian Sharia law!"

Dems long ago abandoned democracy

rarely winning elections and referendums, they sought to find liberal judges to make law through the courts

we all remember well when Dana Beyer tried to intimidate petition takers to stop a referendum on gay "rights"

it was typical of Dems

they are afraid of the voting public

October 10, 2018 4:34 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Republicans know they can't win a fair election where every eligible person is allowed to vote. So they do this:


GEORGIA: GOP Official (And Gov Candidate) Blocks 53,000 From Registering To Vote, Most Of Them Black


Talking Points Memo reports:

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s (R) office is blocking 53,000 people from registering to vote, according to records obtained by the Associated Press, a huge number that could sway his gubernatorial race against Democrat Stacey Abrams.

Kemp has used a controversial “exact match” program to block voter registrations that disproportionately impacts minority voters. The secretary of state has waged a years-long battle against voting rights groups in the state, regularly going after minority voter registration efforts, while purging voting rolls and making it harder for many people to vote.


This figure shows how much impact that could have. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal’s (R) 8-point reelection margin in 2014 was just 200,000 votes total.

October 10, 2018 6:53 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Jim was right in his previous post: "FBI - check July 1st at Timmy's house".

Kavanaugh's calendar corroborated Christina Blasey Ford's statement that Kavanaugh tried to rape her. In the hearing Kavanaugh unconvincingly claimed he'd never been to the sort of get together she described, but there it was on his own Calendar from 1982, a meeting just like Christine described with two of the people she said were there.

The Republicans had hired an outside prosecutor to question Kavanaugh but when she zeroed in on the July 1st date on Kavanaugh's calendar and asked him about it the Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee knew the jig was up. So Lindsey Graham immediately exploded into faux outrage to cut off the questioning of Kavanaugh about his incriminating calendar entry, they sidelined their paid questioner for going where she wasn't supposed to go and they made a serious of loud angry speeches in the vain hope that they could drown out the obviousness of their client's guilt.

October 10, 2018 6:54 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Many Of Brett Kavanaugh's Ex-Classmates Wanted To Talk — But FBI Reportedly 'Ignored' Them


There were over 40 witnesses that could have corroborated Christine Blasey Ford's and Deborah Ramirez's accusations but the FBI refused to interview them - you can't find proof of guilt if you refuse to look for it.

October 10, 2018 6:56 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

The New York Times reports:

A top Tяump campaign official requested proposals in 2016 from an Israeli company to create fake online identities, to use social media manipulation and to gather intelligence to help defeat Republican primary race opponents and Hillary Clinton, according to interviews and copies of the proposals.

The Tяump campaign’s interest in the work began as Russians were escalating their effort to aid Donald J. Tяump. Though the Israeli company’s pitches were narrower than Moscow’s interference campaign and appear unconnected, the documents show that a senior Tяump aide saw the promise of a disruption effort to swing voters in Mr. Tяump’s favor.

The campaign official, Rick Gates, sought one proposal to use bogus personas to target and sway 5,000 delegates to the 2016 Republican National Convention by attacking Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, Mr. Tяump’s main opponent at the time.

October 10, 2018 6:56 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Washington Post: Almost Every Sentence Of Trump’s USA Today Op-Ed Was Misleading Or Contained A Lie

The Washington Post reports:

President Trump wrote an opinion article for USA Today on Oct. 10 regarding proposals to expand Medicare to all Americans — known as Medicare-for-All — in which almost every sentence contained a misleading statement or a falsehood.

Many of these are claims we have already debunked. Presumably, the president is aware of our fact checks — he even links to two — but chose to ignore the facts in service of a campaign-style op-ed.

Medicare-for-All is a complex subject, and serious questions could be raised about the cost and how a transition from today’s health-care system would be financed.

Hit the link for a line-by-line take down of Glorious Leader’s latest lies, if you can bear it.

UPDATE: Media Matters is furious.

It is simply unbelievable, at this late date, that USA Today’s editorial page editors are unaware that the president will lie to their readers if they give him the opportunity — and it’s appalling that they failed to fact-check the piece after its submission. And yet, that’s exactly what they did.

October 10, 2018 6:59 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Research since the 2012 presidential election has consistently shown Republican politicians, especially Tяump, lie many times more often than Democratic politicians do.

October 10, 2018 7:01 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Polls have consistently shown that a much larger percentage of Americans opposed the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court than supported it.


Republicans put on charade of Kavanaugh being qualified by they didn't fool the public.

They've lost the vote of women for a generation.

October 10, 2018 7:13 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Reporter Eli Stokols says Tяump has tightly locked down the press at his rallies. The press is escorted to the bathrooms by Tяump's muscle and screamed at by the advance team for attempting to talk with Tяump supporters in the crowd.

The Tяump campaign is clearly terrified of how bad its own supporters are going to make him look.

October 10, 2018 7:19 PM  
Anonymous heterosexuality deserves special preferences because it promotes life said...

Priya is a foreign troll who comes here and spreads inflammatory lies

tonight Priya had the chutzpah to denounce some Israeli company for doing the same

the brazen hypocrisy is amazing

"Jim was right in his previous post: "FBI - check July 1st at Timmy's house"."

yes, Jim clearly has the brilliant mind of an incisive investigator but, alas, he didn't come up with this

it was widely circulated in the media prior to his post

the FBI did look into this and they directly questioned Timmy

nothing

"Kavanaugh's calendar corroborated Christina Blasey Ford's statement that Kavanaugh tried to rape her."

really, how?

"In the hearing Kavanaugh unconvincingly claimed he'd never been to the sort of get together she described, but there it was on his own Calendar from 1982, a meeting just like Christine described with two of the people she said were there."

he said he had never been to "that kind of party"

it's uncertain what he meant by that but one he certainly didn't mean was a group of friends going to one of their houses to drink beer

why is that so certain?

because he also said at the same time, repeatedly, that he and friends often got together to drink beer

so, clearly, friends getting together to drink beer is not what he meant by that knd of party

he likely meant parties where guys and girls go up to bedrooms during the parties

so, if Priya read his whole testimony, this is clear and Priya is clearly lying

Priya has taken something out of context and made an slanderous extrapolation

that's a favorite trick of foreign trolls

further, Ford has never said July 2, 1982 was when this happened

"There were over 40 witnesses that could have corroborated Christine Blasey Ford's and Deborah Ramirez's accusations but the FBI refused to interview them - you can't find proof of guilt if you refuse to look for it."

if they had any corroboration of sexual assault, it would be in the papers by now

what they likely had to say is the great revelation that he drank and went to parties

the FBI has already talked to everyone he knew and grew up with in six previous background checks

Priya has is a confirmed liar

no need to even consider anything else Priya has to say

October 10, 2018 11:05 PM  
Anonymous heterosexuality is life-affirming and deserves preferential treatment said...

If you look at what Americans have to say on issues such as immigration, the extent of white privilege, and the prevalence of sexual harassment, seven distinct clusters emerge: progressive activists, traditional liberals, passive liberals, the politically disengaged, moderates, traditional conservatives, and devoted conservatives.
According to the report, only 8 percent of Americans are progressive activists. By contrast, the two-thirds of Americans who don’t belong to either extreme constitute an “exhausted majority.” Their members “share a sense of fatigue with our polarized national conversation, a willingness to be flexible in their political viewpoints, and a lack of voice in the national conversation.”

Most members of the “exhausted majority,” and then some, dislike political correctness. Among the general population, a full 80 percent believe that “political correctness is a problem in our country.” Even young people are uncomfortable with it, including 74 percent ages 24 to 29, and 79 percent under age 24. On this particular issue, the woke are in a clear minority across all ages.

Youth isn’t a good proxy for support of political correctness—and it turns out race isn’t, either.

Whites are ever so slightly less likely than average to believe that political correctness is a problem in the country: 79 percent of them share this sentiment. Instead, it is Asians (82 percent), Hispanics (87percent), and American Indians (88 percent) who are most likely to oppose political correctness. As one 40-year-old American Indian in Oklahoma said in his focus group, according to the report:

It seems like everyday you wake up something has changed … Do you say Jew? Or Jewish? Is it a black guy? African-American? … You are on your toes because you never know what to say. So political correctness in that sense is scary.

The one part of the standard narrative that the data partially affirm is that African Americans are most likely to support political correctness. But the difference between them and other groups is much smaller than generally supposed: Three quarters of African Americans oppose political correctness. This means that they are only four percentage points less likely than whites, and only five percentage points less likely than the average, to believe that political correctness is a problem.

If age and race do not predict support for political correctness, what does? Income and education.

While 83 percent of respondents who make less than $50,000 dislike political correctness, just 70 percent of those who make more than $100,000 are skeptical about it. And while 87 percent who have never attended college think that political correctness has grown to be a problem, only 66 percent of those with a postgraduate degree share that sentiment.

Political tribe—as defined by the authors—is an even better predictor of views on political correctness. Among devoted conservatives, 97 percent believe that political correctness is a problem. Progressive activists are the only group that strongly backs political correctness: Only 30 percent see it as a problem.

So what does this group look like? Compared with the rest of the polling sample, progressive activists are much more likely to be rich, highly educated—and white. They are nearly twice as likely as the average to make more than $100,000 a year. They are nearly three times as likely to have a postgraduate degree. And while 12 percent of the overall sample in the study is African American, only 3 percent of progressive activists are. Progressive activists are the most racially homogeneous group in the country.

There is, however, plenty of additional support for the idea that the social views of most Americans are not nearly as neatly divided by age or race as is commonly believed. According to the Pew Research Center, for example, only 26 percent of black Americans consider themselves liberal.

October 11, 2018 5:49 AM  
Anonymous heterosexuality deserves a priviliged ed place in society said...

"only 8 percent of Americans are progressive activists"

"progressive activists are much more likely to be rich, highly educated—and white. They are nearly twice as likely as the average to make more than $100,000 a year. They are nearly three times as likely to have a postgraduate degree. And while 12 percent of the overall sample in the study is African American, only 3 percent of progressive activists are. Progressive activists are the most racially homogeneous group in the country"

interesting, TTFers only make up 8% of the population and they are mostly rich and white

and the Dem party moves closer to their positions every day

no wonder Dems don't control any branch or level of government

Widespread predictions of a “blue wave” of Democratic victories in next month’s midterm elections should be taken with a hefty grain of salt, counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway warned, because they emanate from the “same geniuses” who all but guaranteed a landslide win for Hillary Clinton in 2016.

“Let’s not forget the same geniuses that predicted a huge romp by that woman who lost in 2016 are the same people predicting a huge win by the Democrats this time,” Conway tsaid.” “So we have to be a little bit cautious.”

This is impetuous, but I think the electoral map has changed with the Kavanaugh decision. The Democrats avoided direct confrontation and tried to sandbag the nominee by a late allegation of sexual assault from 30 years before.

They gambled that whipping up post-Weinstein militant-feminist support would induce the president to say something outrageous that would split his party and drench him in another momentary shower of confected outrage, such as during the partial migration ban, the Charlottesville imputations of softness toward Nazis and the Klan, the Helsinki comments, and the detention of abandoned minors of illegal immigrants at the southern borders.

This would be the biggest such explosion yet and would leave the Supreme Court vacancy unfilled, assure control of the House for the Democrats, and possibly the Senate, and facilitate grid-lock and continued distractions about impeachment for another two years.

Because of the superb handling of the challenge, though it arose late and suddenly, by President Trump, Senate Majority Leader McConnell, and the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman, Charles Grassley, the Republicans avoided anything offensive to women, avoided arousing further sympathy for the complainant, Christine Blasey Ford, by having her questioned by a special examiner, an Arizona female prosecutor with a background in this area (Rachel Mitchell), and made no effort to discredit the witness or exploit the several implausible elements of her testimony. But it was established that there was no support of any kind for her allegation.

The supplementary allegations by Ms. Ramirez (too flimsy for even the New York Times to touch) and a client of the completely unfeasible Michael Avenatti, claiming drug-induced serial gang-rape, debased Dr. Ford’s respectable effort.

The president demonstrated how to exploit the fact that the American system, unlike parliamentary countries, has no leader of the opposition, and why it is so hard to fight something with nothing. Mr. Trump discounted Ms. Ford’s testimony, at one of his rallies in the interior of the country, because she didn’t remember anything except the supposed name of the assailant.

But Ms. Ford was subjected to no verbal abuse, even as Democratic demonstrators surged through the Capitol and banged on the doors of the Supreme Court and represented Judge Kavanaugh as an unindicted rapist. Senator Susan Collins delivered a temperate and legally learned summary of why Kavanaugh was an appropriate nominee, why the civil law criterion of balance of probabilities — “More likely than not” — had not been met, and why the presumption of innocence and rule of law required his confirmation.

October 11, 2018 8:40 AM  
Anonymous heterosexuality deserves a priviliged place in society said...

It was more powerful and unanswerable than anything the president could have said or done, and it came after the supplementary FBI investigation, which Never a Trumper, Senator Flake, had requested, confirmed that there was no evidence of Judge Kavanaugh’s guilt, and the judge was confirmed.

The Democrats, as they have no leader of any moral authority, except perhaps President Obama, who did not get too involved, scattered. Some pledged to impeach Judge Kavanaugh, some promised that militant feminism and guilt-by-denunciation would prevail, some grumbled that Judge Kavanaugh lacked the judicial temperament to be a high-court judge.

The coup de grâce to the credibility of the Democratic opposition was delivered by Hillary Clinton solemnly announcing that Judge Kavanaugh lacked the “integrity and stability” for his position, and that the White House ceremony inaugurating him publicly (Justice Kavanaugh was privately sworn by the chief justice a couple of hours after confirmation) was an undignified partisan spectacle. In fact, it was exquisitely tasteful, and the new justice declared himself free of any bitterness or recrimination.

It is unlikely that the American public has so soon forgotten the depths of indignity that the Clintons smeared over the presidency, from President Clinton’s tawdry peccadilloes and likely perjury to defeated candidate Hillary Clinton’s use of the false Steele dossier that her campaign paid for as evidence of Trump’s “treason” in colluding with the Russians to deprive her of victory in the 2016 election.

Not all voters would have forgotten her description of tens of millions of them as “deplorables” and the “dregs of society,” either.

I predict that this bifurcation between the administration and the Republican leaders in the Congress, who treated the Ford allegations and the Never Trumpers and moderate Democrats seriously, and the bulk of the Democrats exploding in wrathful endorsement of conviction-by-denunciation, will tip the political scales for the Republicans.

No matter how intimidated many may be by angry and emasculative feminism, the great majority of Americans are in favor of a reasonable facsimile of due process, especially when all the Law and Order, jail’em, flog’em, lynch’em group like the president a lot better than the Democrats anyway.

The Republicans had the winning ticket in this sudden crisis, and they kept their nerve and spoke with one eloquent and dispassionate voice in the address of Senator Collins on October 5. The Democrats struck hard and suddenly, and the Republican leaders responded sensibly and moderately and won an enormous victory.

October 11, 2018 8:42 AM  
Anonymous heterosexuality should be societally preferenced because it alone brings life said...

The second factor in making the division of political opinion less starkly even than it has been, I think, is that almost the entire lower 30% of income-earners now have prospects of employment, rising purchasing power in their pay envelopes, and a greater sense of belonging in the political system since the era of President Clinton, if not President Reagan, or for the more venerable, President Roosevelt.

Now, no one is left behind, and there remains circumstantial evidence that most of the polling organizations still haven’t adjusted their echelon of the voting public to reflect the army of this president’s supporters among those who had rarely voted since the Reagan years because they didn’t identify with any presidential candidate.

The entire “one third of a nation . . . at the bottom of the economic pyramid” identified by Franklin D. Roosevelt, parched in austerity and deprivation, is being irrigated with livable wages and real employment. Both the material and psychological consequences will be seen at the voting places next month.

Finally, people are getting used to President Trump. He is the president after all, and no sane person now imagines that he can be successfully impeached or can even claim that he is incompetent, no matter how unorthodox his methods, grating some of his foibles, and uncongenial many find some of his policy positions.

The midterm elections, instead of intensifying the struggle between Mr. Trump and his opponents, will, I hesitantly suggest, entrench him to the next presidential election, enabling him to enact his program and the Democrats to come up with some position other than denouncing Mr. Trump and pitching to every atomized and aggrieved sub-group of American society

October 11, 2018 8:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"why is that so certain?"

Because it's on his 1982 calendar!

Let's go to the transcript:

MITCHELL: Judge, do you still have your calendar — calendars there?

KAVANAUGH: I do.

MITCHELL: I would like you to look at the July 1st entry.

KAVANAUGH: Yes.

MITCHELL: The entry says — and I quote — “Go to Timmy’s (ph) for skis (ph) with Judge (ph), Tom (ph), P.J. (ph), Bernie (ph) and Squee (ph)”?

KAVANAUGH: Squee. That’s a nick…

MITCHELL: What does…

KAVANAUGH: … that’s a nickname.

MITCHELL: OK. To what does this refer, and to whom?

KAVANAUGH: So first, says “Tobin’s (ph) house workout”. So that’s one of the football workouts that we would have — that Dr. (inaudible) would run for guys on the football team during the summer.

So we would be there — that’s usually 6:00 to 8:00 or so, kind of — until near dark. And then it looks like we went over to Timmy’s — you want to know their last names too? I’m happy to do it.

MITCHELL: If you could just identify, is — is “Judge,” Mark Judge?

KAVANAUGH: It is.

MITCHELL: And is “P.J.,” P.J. Smith?

KAVANAUGH: It is.

So — all right. It’s Tim Gaudette (ph), Mark Judge, Tom Caine (ph), P.J. Smith, Bernie McCarthy (ph), Chris Garrett (ph).

MITCHELL: Chris Garrett is Squee?

KAVANAUGH: He is.

MITCHELL: Did you in your calendar routinely document social gatherings like house parties or gatherings of friends in your calendar?

KAVANAUGH: Yes. It — it certainly appears that way, that’s what I was doing in the summer of 1982. And you can see that reflected on several of the — several of the entries.

MITCHELL: If a gathering like Dr. Ford has described had occurred, would you have documented that?

KAVANAUGH: Yes, because I documented everything of those kinds of events, even small get-togethers. August 7th is another good example where I documented a small get-together that summer, so yes.

He just left out the part of the entry about July 1 when he groped, pinned, attempted to undress, and covered the mouth of Christine Blasey. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and say he must have been so "stumbling drunk" he didn't remember that part the next morning.

October 11, 2018 8:57 AM  
Anonymous homosexuality never ever produces life. two homosexuals never produce a marriage said...

"He just left out the part of the entry about July 1 when he groped, pinned, attempted to undress, and covered the mouth of Christine Blasey. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and say he must have been so "stumbling drunk" he didn't remember that part the next morning"

why don't you give the benefit of the facts, which are:

1. he never said he didn't drink beer with his friends

2. he went to work out with his friends and then went to one of their houses for beer, which is not really any kind of party

3. there was no mention that any girls would be there, especially ones they barely know

4. girls don't usually tag along with guys when they work out

5. Kavanaugh didn't define what he meant by "those kind of parties" but he clearly didn't mean him and his friends going to someone's house to drink beer, since he said he frequently did that

6. he must have been referring to the other aspect of Ford's described gathering, girls ad guys going to bedrooms together

7. Ford says she snuck out and left her best fried alone with some guys who tried to rape her

btw, in typical TTF fashion, you took my question out of context

here's the context:

"he said he had never been to "that kind of party"

it's uncertain what he meant by that but one he certainly didn't mean was a group of friends going to one of their houses to drink beer

why is that so certain?

because he also said at the same time, repeatedly, that he and friends often got together to drink beer

so, clearly, friends getting together to drink beer is not what he meant by that kind of party

he likely meant parties where guys and girls go up to bedrooms during the parties:

October 11, 2018 9:37 AM  
Anonymous the seer said...

I correctly predicted Trump's victory in 2016

I correctly predicted Kavanaugh's confirmation last week

so what is my correct prediction for the Senate?

GOP 54

Dems 46

October 11, 2018 9:44 AM  
Anonymous chill out said...

Those working to raise awareness about climate change have a problem. While most Americans believe global warming is occurring and think human activities are causing it, fewer than half think it will pose a serious threat to the planet in their lifetimes.

So what do those seeking drastic change do? They publish predictions of imminent catastrophe based on computer models, threatening doom and gloom unless dramatic measures are taken immediately. When that fails, they change the deadline and try again. And the shifting dates for climate Armageddon are just one reason the latest report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) may do harm to its cause than good.

The IPCC claims that if the world doesn’t undertake a massive effort to reduce carbon emissions by 2030, the result will be catastrophic — including mass wildfires, droughts, floods, food shortages, and dying coral reefs. The prescription offered to save the world by the 91 scientists who signed off on the report is a massive tax increase on carbon-dioxide emissions, as much as $27,000 per ton by the end of the century. That could cripple economies across the globe.

The trouble is, it’s hard to keep track of all the predictions we’ve heard in the last 20 years about impending catastrophes. Al Gore’s 2006 documentary film An Inconvenient Truth, which won him an Oscar as well as a Nobel Peace Prize, floated a wide array of assertions and predictions about warming that were either in error or exaggerations. Since then a number of environmental groups have talked about carbon emissions needing to be cut by 2012 (the World Wildlife Federation), 2016 (International Energy Agency), or 2018 (U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change).

Now the IPCC tells us we have until 2030, but the longer period to take action is accompanied by heightened predictions of calamities. In the past, the IPCC said that bad things would happen if greenhouse gases were not curbed and global temperatures rose 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit over what we estimate the temperature was in the 1850s, when large-scale industrial burning of coal began. Now they tell us that the world will be cooked if the increase is only 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit.

In order to prevent that, the IPCC claims that by 2030 carbon emissions must be reduced 45 percent from the levels they were at 2010 and then reduced 100 percent — “net zero,” where any carbon emissions are canceled out by efforts to remove carbon from the air — by 2050. That means wind and solar energy must become the prime means of producing electricity and coal must effectively be eliminated. The price of gas for cars and electricity for home use will therefore rise dramatically.

October 11, 2018 10:16 AM  
Anonymous chill out said...

Why aren't Americans responding to the challenge?

Part of the answer stems from a lack of trust in those making these predictions and demanding these sacrifices. Any skepticism about the most extreme global-warming predictions is considered “anti-science” or a form of “denial.” The climate-change movement is so resistant to the skepticism that is an inherent part of the scientific method that laymen sense they are being played.

There isn’t much debate about the fact that temperatures have gone up slightly in recent decades, and it’s not unreasonable to conclude that human activity has contributed to this trend. Moreover, to deny that the climate can change is to demonstrate ignorance of history. We know that the world warmed around the first millennium and then cooled considerably a few hundred years later, and then went into what historians call the “little ice age” in the mid 17th and early 18th centuries. Both those cooling periods are considered to be the result of diminished solar activity. While warming is now considered to be a deadly threat, the higher temperatures in the aftermath of those cool periods were associated with longer growing seasons for agriculture and a boon to humanity.

Even if we assume that warming is accelerating to some extent and that carbon emissions are part of the reason, the notion that slight increases in temperature will set off catastrophes is based on computer models, not proven facts. Doubts about the veracity of their assumptions frustrate climate scientists and their publicists, but their furious resistance to even the most reasonable questions about their recommendations, such as those put forward by Danish skeptic Bjorn Lomborg, undermine trust in their thesis.

The effort to silence critics strikes those being asked to pay the bill for their conclusions as suspicious. The same applies to the hysteria attached to their predictions and the intellectually sloppy way they attempt to associate normal weather events such as hurricanes with theories about rising temperatures.

As even the New York Times noted in a remarkably candid report published in August 2017 as last year’s storm season began, the connection between hurricanes and global warming is far from certain. While computer models predict increased storms in the future, as of now, there is no evidence that this is the case.

More important, it’s clear that climate scientists think the only way to spur action is to put forward the most extreme scenarios — setting time limits before glaciers melt, the seas overflow, and the land masses bake — rather than to speak about problems that might be managed. Yet this hysteria has had the opposite effect. Every dire prediction sounds more like cheap political manipulation than like sober science.

And if Republicans are far more skeptical than Democrats, as Gallup has found, it may have to do with the feeling that the demands for carbon cutbacks are actually a punishment of the West for its economic success and innovation. Not all in the GOP may agree with President Donald Trump’s conviction that warming is a “hoax,” but most share his belief that the costs of the proposals for averting climate change are out of proportion to their benefits. Lowering the temperature threshold and moving the dates for climate catastrophe won’t convince anyone. To the contrary, it merely reinforces the idea that the groups like the IPCC are not to be trusted.

If climate scientists really want to win over the public, they need to get rid of the hyperbole as well as the anti-industrial wish list. Until that happens or the earth turns into a desert, ordinary Americans will continue to resist the U.N.’s effort to hamstring the global economy.

October 11, 2018 10:18 AM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

The Republican party, which now controls all three branches of the federal government despite representing a minority of the country’s population, has been totally captured by the fossil fuel industry, which has created a world of fake science – created, incidentally, by the same company that once peddled fake science for the tobacco industry. For a Republican even to question this heresy is now grounds for condemnation.

Which means that we’re likely to see many more coincidences like this: terrifying environmental news, and total failure to do anything about it.

October 11, 2018 1:24 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...


I told you so.

October 11, 2018 1:25 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

The probable murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi doesn’t just implicate the Saudi regime, it implicates the Trump administration as well. There’s no way Saudi Arabia does something so vile and provocative without being very confident that they could get away with it. And that means being very confident that the United States would take no real action in response to it. And why shouldn’t they be confident? Trump has tilted American foreign policy clearly in favor of Saudi Arabia and did absolutely nothing when bin Salman rounded up political activists and imprisoned them, while also arrested many other crown princes and extorting them out of billions of dollars.

And remember, this is also Jared Kushner’s personal buddy. While bin Salman was imprisoning and extorting his cousins to consolidate his power, Kushner was there partying with him. That’s why bin Salman told people that he had Kushner “in my pocket.” Trump told reporters that it was outrageous and that they’re demanding answers, but no action will be taken. Trump adores dictators who destroy their political enemies because that is what he aspired to be.

October 11, 2018 1:26 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Why Was a Dedicated Tяump Company Server Constantly Contacting A Russian Bank?

Just before the 2016 presidential election, and a few other times since then, the story of a Tяump organization server communicating with a server at Alfa Bank, the largest privately owned bank in Russia that has close ties to Putin, has come up.

I more or less dismissed the story until now. And let me make clear that I still don’t know whether it’s legitimate or not because, again, I just don’t know enough about computers and web traffic to evaluate it. But some serious computer scientists seem to think there’s something there and there are enough elements to the story that I can understand that raise red flags that I think it’s worth revisiting. First, here is what initially raised suspicions on the part of a group of computer scientists who were originally looking for evidence of Russian hacking of Republican computer systems, as they had hacked Democratic servers.

Max and the other computer scientists asked me to withhold their names, out of concern for their privacy and their security. Several of them independently reviewed the records that Max’s group had discovered and confirmed that they would be difficult to fake. A senior aide on Capitol Hill, who works in national security, said that Max’s research is widely respected among experts in computer science and cybersecurity.

As Max and his colleagues searched D.N.S. logs for domains associated with Republican candidates, they were perplexed by what they encountered. “We went looking for fingerprints similar to what was on the D.N.C. computers, but we didn’t find what we were looking for,” Max told me. “We found something totally different—something unique.” In the small town of Lititz, Pennsylvania, a domain linked to the Tяump Organization (mail1.Tяump -email.com) seemed to be behaving in a peculiar way. The server that housed the domain belonged to a company called Listrak, which mostly helped deliver mass-marketing e-mails: blasts of messages advertising spa treatments, Las Vegas weekends, and other enticements. Some Tяump Organization domains sent mass e-mail blasts, but the one that Max and his colleagues spotted appeared not to be sending anything. At the same time, though, a very small group of companies seemed to be trying to communicate with it.

October 11, 2018 1:27 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...


Examining records for the Tяump domain, Max’s group discovered D.N.S. lookups from a pair of servers owned by Alfa Bank, one of the largest banks in Russia. Alfa Bank’s computers were looking up the address of the Tяump server nearly every day. There were dozens of lookups on some days and far fewer on others, but the total number was notable: between May and September, Alfa Bank looked up the Tяump Organization’s domain more than two thousand times. “We were watching this happen in real time—it was like watching an airplane fly by,” Max said. “And we thought, Why the hell is a Russian bank communicating with a server that belongs to the Tяump Organization, and at such a rate?”

And then there’s the other weird part of the story, which is that the other server that was actively communicating with this server controlled by Tяump was one owned by Spectrum Health, which is owned by the family of Betsy DeVos. It also happens to be my health care provider and based only a few miles from my house. When I was hospitalized two weeks ago, it was at a Spectrum Health hospital. Betsy DeVos’ brother is Erik Prince, founder of Blackwater, who famously set up a meeting between Tяump officials and Russian officials in the Seychelles Islands to set up a backchannel of communications between the two (and is now lobbying Tяump to privatize the war in Afghanistan, hiring his company of mercenaries to do the job at a profit of billions and billions of dollars to him).

This was being investigated by the New York Times prior to the election, specifically by investigative reporter Eric Lichtblau, but the FBI asked him to hold off on the story because they had an active counter-intelligence investigation going into the traffic between those servers. Lichtblau told Filkins, “Not only is there clearly something there but there’s clearly something that someone has gone to great lengths to conceal.” The Times never published a story about it but it did day after day blast out stories about the "suspiciousness" of the dead horse of Hillaries emails. So, yeah, during the 2016 election the Times repeatedly attacked Hillary while keeping quiet about information that would have been devastating to the Tяump campaign.

October 11, 2018 1:27 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

And here’s another red flag. After the Times contacted representatives of Alfa Bank for the story, the Tяump server suddenly disappeared. Vanished. Clearly there had to be communication between Alfa Bank and the Tяump Organization notifying them that the Times was sniffing around the story, prompting them to pull down the server and delete its record from the Domain Name System. Lichtblau told Filkins, “Not only is there clearly something there but there’s clearly something that someone has gone to great lengths to conceal.”

Now it’s possible that there’s a benign explanation for all of this but the investigating computer scientists say they can't think of one. Other computer scientists have criticized some of these conclusions and, again, I’m just not in a position to fully understand the technical details to reach a conclusion. But these are serious red flags that don’t rely on the technical details and this needs to be fully investigated. The Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee wanted to do exactly that, but the Republicans refused to issue subpoenas to the company that could provide the raw data to either confirm or debunk the suspicions.

If the Democrats take control of the House next in the midterms, I’m sure they will be issuing those subpoenas and we might be able to get to the bottom of this. But then again, Robert Mueller may already have figured it out. I can’t imagine his investigators haven’t been digging into this because, if the story turns out to be true, it could provide a real smoking gun that could bust the collusion story wide open.

October 11, 2018 1:28 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

The top climatologists from countries from around the world state that the most current research shows that we have 12 years to make dramatic reductions in greenhouse gases or there will be catastrophic consequences from global warming.

And conservatives are like "Let's not do anything. Let's see where this goes".

I told you so.

October 11, 2018 1:34 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

If your doctor told you you have pre-cancerous nodules in your colon and that they should be removed, would you say "I'm skeptical, let's see where this goes."?

October 11, 2018 1:45 PM  
Anonymous membeship has its privileges said...

"The top climatologists from countries from around the world state that the most current research shows that we have 12 years to make dramatic reductions in greenhouse gases or there will be catastrophic consequences from global warming."

we've already discussed this

it's not just conservatives

nobody thinks this will have any effect in their lifetime

this boy has cried wolf too many times

I warned you not to overdo the hype

I told you so

"Why Was a Dedicated Tяump Company Server Constantly Contacting A Russian Bank?"

who cares?

no one

"did absolutely nothing when bin Salman rounded up political activists and imprisoned them, while also arrested many other crown princes and extorting them out of billions of dollars"

so you think America is the world's policeman?

"The Republican party, which now controls all three branches of the federal government despite representing a minority of the country’s population,"

America is made up of fifty different states

the GOP controls the executive and legislative branch of most of them

if Canada and New York don't like it, they can secede

Canada can have NY

Mexico can have CA

"has been totally captured by the fossil fuel industry,"

which has brought you fracking and is responsible for America being the only nation on Earth on track to meet the goals of the Paris Accord

October 11, 2018 1:54 PM  
Anonymous heterosexuality deserves a priviliged place in society said...

"If your doctor told you you have pre-cancerous nodules in your colon and that they should be removed, would you say "I'm skeptical, let's see where this goes."?"

If your doctor told you you have pre-cancerous nodules in your colon and said you had to poke out your eyes, would you get a second opinion?

October 11, 2018 1:57 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.

But so was yesterday and look how that turned out.

October 11, 2018 2:24 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Trump Lies About Medicare-For-All

Trump had an op-ed in USA Today arguing against proposals that would expand the Medicare program for all Americans, essentially establishing a single payer health care system similar to what every other wealthy, developed nation in the world has. You’ll be shocked to hear that the column was just chock full of lies. One really obvious example:

“Throughout the year, we have seen Democrats across the country uniting around a new legislative proposal that would end Medicare as we know it and take away benefits that seniors have paid for their entire lives.”

Sanders has unveiled a plan he calls “Medicare-for-all.” Essentially, it is a single-payer plan. That means all of the bills would be paid by one entity — the federal government — in contrast to the hodgepodge health-care system now in place. Medicare, the health care system for the elderly and disabled, is a federal single-payer plan, but people under 65 get insurance from employers, through the individual market (Obamacare) or through Medicaid, the federal-state health system for the poor.

Sanders says he would first improve Medicare for seniors and the disabled by eliminating deductibles and covering dental, vision and hearing aids, which are not covered under current law. Then, over the course of four years, the eligibility age would be lowered in stages until every American was covered.

On paper at least, the Sanders plan would improve benefits for seniors, not take them away.

It’s hard to see how expanding Medicare would end Medicare. Another example:

“As a candidate, I promised that we would protect coverage for patients with pre-existing conditions and create new health care insurance options that would lower premiums. I have kept that promise, and we are now seeing health insurance premiums coming down.”

Trump made this promise, but broke it. He supported Republican plans that would have weakened protections for individuals with preexisting conditions. His administration also has refused to defend the Affordable Care Act against a lawsuit that would undermine those protections. In effect, the Trump administration no longer supports a provision of the ACA, a.k.a. Obamacare, that makes it possible for people to buy insurance if they have preexisting health conditions.

If Trump told me the sky was blue, I’d go check for myself. He lies as casually as he breathes - just like Wyatt/Regina/bad anonymous.

October 11, 2018 2:26 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Trump 60 minutes interview - November 14, 2016:

Lesley Stahl: Let me ask you about Obamacare, which you say you’re going to repeal and replace. When you replace it, are you going to make sure that people with pre-conditions are still covered?
Donald Trump: Yes. Because it happens to be one of the strongest assets.
Stahl: You’re going to keep that?
Trump: Also, with the children living with their parents for an extended period, we’re gonna--
Stahl: You’re gonna keep that--
Trump: Very much try and keep that. Adds cost, but it’s very much something we’re going to try and keep.
Stahl: And there’s going to be a period if you repeal it and before you replace it, when millions of people could lose -– no?
Trump: No, we’re going to do it simultaneously. It’ll be just fine. We’re not going to have, like, a two-day period and we’re not going to have a two-year period where there’s nothing. It will be repealed and replaced. And we’ll know. And it’ll be great healthcare for much less money. So it’ll be better healthcare, much better, for less money. Not a bad combination.

Trump Press Conference - February 27, 2017
"Now, I have to tell you, it's an unbelievably complex subject, nobody knew health care could be so complicated."

We have a plan that I think is going to be fantastic. It's going to be released fairly soon. I think it's going to be something special ... I think you're going to like what you hear."

Trump NYTimes Interview - July 19, 2017
"As they get something, it gets tougher. Because politically, you can’t give it away. So preexisting conditions are a tough deal. Because you are basically saying from the moment the insurance, you’re 21 years old, you start working and you’re paying $12 a year for insurance, and by the time you’re 70, you get a nice plan. Here’s something where you walk up and say, “I want my insurance.” It’s a very tough deal, but it is something that we’re doing a good job of."

Trump USA Today Oped - October 10 , 2018
"would end Medicare as we know it and take away benefits that seniors have paid for their entire lives . . . The Democrats' plan means that after a life of hard work and sacrifice, seniors would no longer be able to depend on the benefits they were promised."

I am pretty sure Trump has no clue about the economic viability of Medicare for All or any other Healthcare plan or solution. Just look at the different quotes above as an example, THESE ARE HIS WORDS, there is no vein of understanding or consistency throughout the enter time he has been discussing healthcare. He just views it as a hot button item that he can get a response from his core audience, even though many of them are Obamacare beneficiaries and his changes to healthcare would hurt them. People, please take the time to education yourself, as the vote you cast will impact your life.

October 11, 2018 2:26 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Czech Priest: Proposed Laws Will Create “Superior Ruling Class” of Gays

"They will take your children away, and they won’t tell you where they are, where they were sold, or where they are prisoners."

No, silly, that's the Republicans in the USA.

October 11, 2018 2:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I, for one, welcome our new gay overlords.

October 11, 2018 2:52 PM  
Anonymous tRump, of the fat white ass, said Kanye “can speak for me any time he wants. He’s a smart cookie. He gets it.” said...

Here's some of what Kanye said:

1. “This is our president, he has to be the freshest, the flyest, the flyest planes, the best factories and we have to make our core be in power.”

2. Trump “might not have expected to have a crazy motherfucker like Kanye West supporting him.”

3. West said he would potentially run for president “only after 2024.”

4. “I love this guy.” [Followed up with a hug.]

5. “The problem is illegal guns, illegal guns is the problem. Not legal guns. We have the right to bear arms.”

6. “Let’s stop worrying about the future, all we have is today. ... Trump is on his hero’s journey right now.”

7. “There was something about when I put this hat on it made me feel like Superman. You made a Superman, that’s my favorite superhero, you made a Superman cape for me.”

8. “One of the moves I love that liberals try to do ― a liberal would try to control a black person with the concept of racism because they know we are a very proud, emotional people.”

9. Talking about the Constitution’s 13th Amendment, which forbids slavery: “Why would you keep something around that’s a trap door? If you’re building a floor, the Constitution is the base of our industry, of our country, of our company. Would you build a trap door that if you mess up and accidentally something happens, you fall and you end up next to the Unabomber? You got to remove all that trap door out of the relationship.”

10. “I think the way the universe works is perfect. We don’t have 13 floors, do we?”

11. “Time is a myth.”

12. “You are tasting a fine wine. It has complex notes to it.”

13. “My dad and my mom separated, so there was not a lot of male energy in my home, and also I’m married to a family where, you know, there’s not a lot of male energy. It’s beautiful though.”

14. “I love Hillary. I love everyone, but the campaign ‘I’m with her’ just didn’t make me feel — as a guy.”

October 11, 2018 3:23 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

As we weigh the complex and consequential question of how the U.S. should respond to the alleged murder of Washington Post reporter Jamal Khashoggi, it seems incredibly important to get a complete picture of the financial interests of the president and his son-in-law in relations to the Saudis.

October 11, 2018 3:33 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Kanye Kardashian is dumber than a bag of hammers.

I loved when he was on Kimmel praising Tяump and Kimmel asked him "You said George Bush doesn't care about black people, in what way does Donald Tяump care about black people?" and there was nothing but stunned silence out of Kanye.

Hahahahahahahaha!

October 11, 2018 3:36 PM  
Anonymous What in god’s name is going on at the White House? said...

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Chief of Staff John Kelly sat down with New York’s Olivia Nuzzi to do a very normal thing: explain, over and over again, that the White House is not a circus. “We have a very smooth-running organization even though it’s never reported that way. So the real story is that. It’s really the real story. When you walk in here, you don’t see chaos,” Trump said. “There is no chaos. The media likes to portray chaos. There’s no chaos.” Kelly concurred, telling Nuzzi, “There is, to the best of my knowledge, no chaos in this building.”
If that wasn’t convincing enough, then Trump invited Kanye West for a rambling, almost entirely incoherent public sit down in the Oval Office on Thursday. During the visit, West delivered a 10-minute speech about mental health, education, and the fact that the 13th Amendment (which abolished slavery) is a “trap door.”

“If you’re building a floor—the Constitution is the base of our industry, of our country, of our company, right?” Kanye explained. “Would you build a trap door that if you mess up, and you accidentally—something happens, you fall and you end up next to the Unabomber? You gotta remove all that trap door out of the relationship. The four gentleman that wrote the 13th Amendment—and I think the way the universe works, it’s perfect! We don’t have 13 floors.”

At other points in the interview, he referenced Joseph Campbell (presumably by way of Jordan Peterson) and claimed that Trump was on “his hero’s journey.” He said that he hoped that Trump and Colin Kaepernick would attend the Super Bowl wearing “Make America Great” hats designed by Kanye. And he talked extensively about the need for all people to live in the present and forget about pesky historical problems like slavery. “Time is a myth,” he said. Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown was also at the meeting.

Trump, for his part, mostly seemed confused by what West was saying. But he did seem to immediately grasp that it was good for ratings. Despite the fact that there are two pressing crises before him—Hurricane Michael, which devastated the Florida panhandle, and Saudi Arabia, which allegedly murdered a U.S.-based journalist—he was adamant that his meeting with Kanye was the most important thing he could be doing.

“What Kanye is doing has been incredible,” he said. “All over the world, they’re talking about this. I’ve had important meetings today with senators, other people... nobody cared! They wanted this meeting. The others were good. But this is what they want”

October 11, 2018 3:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Elect a clown; expect a circus

October 11, 2018 3:46 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

God can't tell if you're boofing - The Brett Kavanaugh Story.

Former Fox "News" analyst Ralph Peters says that Fox "New" hosts often say things on air that "they know are untrue" but are doing it "for ratings and money".

Research shows only 2% to 6% of sexual misconduct allegations are false. Dr. Ford passed a lie detector test, Kavanaugh refused to take one.


Any ruling Kavanaugh votes for will be forever considered illegitimate.

Republicans have destroyed the credibility of the American Supreme Court.

October 11, 2018 3:59 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

URGENT:

Please keep your Republican sons at home on election day.

With all those women heading to the polls, your sons won't be safe from false allegations.

If you're a Republican with a penis, use protection - voting isn't safe for you.

October 11, 2018 4:00 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Did Kavanaugh Contribute to Bush’s Illegal Torture and Warrantless Surveillance Policies?

The Intercept has an interesting article about Brett Kavanaugh’s time in the Bush administration, where he served as an Associate White House Counsel and as Staff Secretary. Tяump refused to turn over hundreds of thousands of memos, emails and other documents from Kavanaugh’s time in those jobs but we may soon get a look at them through the National Archives.

Three allegations of sexual assault — the first was broken by The Intercept — and and FBI investigation weren’t enough to sink Kavanaugh. Nor were indications of perjurious testimony — in part because a trove of documents relating to Kavanaugh’s time with the Bush administration that is currently being analyzed by the National Archives, including emails and memos about surveillance, torture, and Kavanaugh’s involvement with a hacking scandal, won’t be released until the end of October.

At least 100,000 documents relating to Kavanaugh’s involvement in developing policy during his time as associate counsel to the president from 2001 to 2003, and his time as staff secretary from 2003 to 2006, have been withheld by the Tяump administration, citing executive privilege. But the National Archives revealed, in response to a lawsuit from the Electronic Privacy Information Center, that there are hundreds of emails in the separate, 300,000 document cache that the agency is reviewing for publication. “The communication to EPIC revealed that Kavanaugh sent 11 e-mails to John Yoo, the architect of warrantless wiretapping; 227 e-mails about ‘surveillance’ programs and the ‘Patriot Act;’ and 119 e-mails concerning ‘CAPPS II’ (passenger profiling), ‘Fusion Centers’ (government surveillance centers), and the Privacy Act,” EPIC said in a statement announcing the revelation.

With proper public understanding of Kavanaugh’s role in the unpopular policies of of the Bush White House, that role may have been disqualifying by itself.

I will be very curious to see what is in those documents. If they show that Kavanaugh played a role in developing, advocating or defending the Bush policies on torture and warrantless wiretaps, that would be a clear cut case of perjury. When asked if he played any role in the torture program, he told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he was “not read into that program, not involved in crafting that program nor crafting the legal justifications for that program” and that he “became aware of the program and the memos when they were publicly disclosed in news reports in 2004.” If those documents show otherwise, there is a rock solid case for impeachment and even prosecution (though it’s almost inconceivable that they could muster the 67 votes to do that).

If he played a role in the development or legal justification for either of those blatantly illegal programs, justice would demand that he be impeached. It’s disturbing enough that, as my former boss Jeff Morley has written, Kavanaugh has a long record of defending not only unfettered executive power but also ruled many times in favor of the government being able to cover up these kinds of crimes.

October 11, 2018 4:00 PM  
Blogger Priya Lynn said...

Kavanaugh and Supreme Court to Planet: Drop Dead

Within a day of a frightening UN warning about global warming, the Court lets stand an anti-EPA decision written by then-Judge Kavanaugh.

Among the gases doing the most damage are hydrofluorocarbons. While HFCs are helpful in preventing ozone loss (they replaced chlorofluorocarbons, which cause it), they are nasty greenhouse gases – nicknamed “super-pollutants” because each molecule causes around 14,000 times as much warming as a CO2 molecule. And they are ubiquitous, found in millions of household products from air conditioners to hairspray.

So, in 2015, the EPA effectively banned companies from using HFC in their products when alternatives were available. In August, 2017, the D.C. Circuit court struck down the regulation, in a 2-1 opinion written by Kavanaugh.

October 11, 2018 4:01 PM  

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