davidl on September 25th, 2018

Clarence Thomas nailed the current Senate Supreme Court nomination hearing, and he did so in 1991, video:

Justice Thomas is now the longest serving justice on the Supreme Court, and the most outstanding.  Justice Thomas as been a stalwart defender of the Constitution.  May he long continue to defend the Constitution and to be thorn in the side of the democrats.  May Brett Kavanaugh serve so long and so well.

davidl on September 22nd, 2018

Oh to think, nuggets of wisdom from the home of the Morons, from Ace of Spades:

CNN’s Director of Thumb Programming Chris Cillizza: It Is “Whataboutism” to Ask Why Cory Booker’s Admitted Groping-Without-Consent of a Girl Too Drunk To Even Remember The Incident Should Not be Disqualifying From High Office

Cillizza says there’s no comparison between the two events — after all, Booker admitted his near-rape, whereas Kavanaugh has denied his own.

If the Senate democrats honestly feel that groping a drunken woman is a disqualification from public office, they need to expel Senator Cory Booker(D – NJ). Conversely, as long as Senate democrats continue to associate with Senator Booker, they by their actions deem sexual groping to be not disqualifying, much like the rat’s did for B.J. Clinton.

Eric Florack on September 21st, 2018

Is there anyone who doesn’t understand where this is leading?

Eric Florack on September 20th, 2018

Interesting note from Liz Sheild, today:

Missouri’s embattled Democrat senator broke the news last night that she’s not voting for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. Yes, she’s a Democrat — but she’s running in a state that voted for Trump over Hillary by 18 points.

This political move is remarkable, but McCaskill’s reasoning proved even more remarkable. You see, this embattled Democrat senator swears — she swears, mind you — that this decision has nothing — nothing — to do with the sexual assault allegations against Brett Kavanaugh. Uh huh.

Well, in this case it probably doesn’t have anything to do with those allegations because they aren’t going to pan out. As I suggested yesterday, the reason that Feinstein sat on those allegations for so long is she didn’t buy them, either. She and the remainder of the Democrats only went with them because they didn’t have anything else to throw at Kavenaugh.

But of course that begs the question….

If it’s not about the assault allegations, what is it about? Try not to laugh: dark money.

Yeah, no kidding.

There are large amounts of money coming from people like Soros, in a desperate attempt to keep the US Supreme Court from leaning towards an originalist perspective. This has nothing to do with Trump per se. If it did we wouldn’t have been seeing these tactics being used the last few decades at least. The fact is, we have been seeing them all along.

Consider closely, the cases of Robert Bork, Clarence Thomas, and now Brett Kavanaugh. The more originalist the nominee, the louder the Democrats get. It’s to the point now we’re even Justice Ginsburg has expressed dismay at the Democrats and their tactics.

Apparently, it only sexual harassment when there is an R in front the accused named.   Senator Oldsmobile kill a woman, and was deemed the “Lion of the Senate.”   B.J. Clinton raped a woman while Arkansas attorney general.   Yet Senator Mazie Hirono condemns all men for not believing a thirty-six year old sexual assault allegation with no physical evidence and no collaborating witnesses.   Can you say McMartin Preschool?  From Useless Toady:

WASHINGTON – Sen. Mazie Hirono did not hold back Tuesday in her condemnation of the handling of professor Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation of a decades-old sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, telling men to “shut up and step up.”

The Hawaii Democrat slammed the Senate Judiciary Committee’s move to hold a hearing on the allegation on Monday and said the men on the committee should join the call for an FBI investigation ahead of any testimony from Kavanaugh or Ford. Hirono is a member of the committee.

Hirono said she expected “the enlightened men in our country” to “rise up to say, ‘We cannot continue the victimization and the smearing of someone like Dr. Ford.'”

Stifle yourself Edith, err Mazie. Women should only speak up when spoken to. I note, Senator Hirono is quick to condemn Judge Kavanaugh, but remains mute on Keith Ellison. So Senator Hirono, what say your with respect to Ellison. Man up and step up.

davidl on September 19th, 2018

And imagine, B.J. Clinton used to refer his missus as the “Smartest Woman in the World.”  From NBC News:

Hillary Clinton predicted Tuesday that President Donald Trump will “wholesale fire people” in the White House and become increasingly unaccountable if Democrats don’t check his power by winning a majority of seats in the House or Senate in the November midterm elections.

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Clinton, who ran the State Department during part of the Obama administration, said an anonymous opinion piece in The New York Times was “horrifying” and raised the likelihood that Trump might try to purge his staff of those he suspects of working against him.

So from what constitution is Mrs. Clinton reading when she so boldly asserts that Congress has any oversight power in how the President chooses to staff the White House.    Personally the more of the Deep State the President fires the better.   More over does Mrs. Clinton has any memories left intact from the Clinton White House, from Wikipedia:

The White House travel office controversy, sometimes referred to as Travelgate,[1][2] was the first major ethics controversy of the Clinton administration. It began in May 1993, when seven employees of the White House Travel Office were fired. This action was unusual because although staff employees serve at the pleasure of the President and could be dismissed without cause, in practice, such employees usually remain in their posts for many years.

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Hillary Clinton gradually came under scrutiny for allegedly having played a central role in the firings and making false statements about her involvement therein. In 2000, Independent Counsel Robert Ray issued his final report on Travelgate. He sought no charges against her, saying that while some of Clinton’s statements were factually false, there was insufficient evidence that these statements were either knowingly false or that she understood that her statements led to the firings.

Get this, the special counsel reported that Mrs. Clinton did not understand that her statements led to the firing of the Travel Office staff.  Did Billy Dale feel better knowing he fired by a drunk? Now nobody has ever accused President Donny of firing anybody by accident.  It appears to one of the advantages of governing while sober.

It’s amazing what you can find when you look for it.

Eric Florack on September 19th, 2018

Blue Wave?

Mmmmm… I don’t think so.

It it would appear that this Beto O’Rourke character is sucking up all the resources…. And that’s something the Democrats can’t afford… They were broke going into these midterms, and it’s even worse now.

Uh huh.
The other shoe just dropped.

Senator Dianne Feinstein of California conceded Tuesday that she can’t attest to the veracity of Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were in high school.

“[Ford] is a woman that has been, I think, profoundly impacted. On this . . . I can’t say that everything is truthful. I don’t know,” Feinstein told reporters on Capitol Hill when asked if she believed the allegation.

it’s very difficult indeed not to conclude that the reason Feinstein sat on that story for months was because she didn’t buy it either. Ultimately though she went with it because the Democrats are desperate and she didn’t have anything else in the quiver.

davidl on September 19th, 2018

Can any person who honestly believe is Anthropogenic Global Warming own or fly in a private jet?  I say no.  Governor Moonbeam, b/k/a California Governor Jerry Brown apparently says yes, from William Teach, Pirate’s Cove:

San Francisco International Airport’s corporate jet traffic rose roughly 30 percent during an international climate change conference in California, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

California Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown hosted the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco from Wednesday to Friday. Brown traveled to the conference by car with his security detail, but the governor is known for his lavish travel on other occasions, such as a 2016 trip to Italy, Bulgaria, Romania and Ukraine with real-estate tycoon and Democrat Party donor George Marcus.

More than 4,000 elected officials, executives and environmentalists converged in San Francisco for the climate conference where participants discussed the threat of climate change and looked for solutions.

Reax:

What, you expected all those government big-wigs and rich climate change leaders to fly commercial? How gauche. They have to have their champagne, caviar, and fly in utter comfort. They’ll drop a few bucks on (supposedly) planting a tree somewhere to offset their Bad Climate Behavior.

In the spirit of the Instant Professor, tell your grandchildren to start believing in Global Warming after the jokers who promote the cockamamie theory begin acting like their theory is true.

Eric Florack on September 18th, 2018

Richard Epstein (as reported by Powerline ) looks at what’s been going on with the Supreme Court nominee, and says it well:

.The Democratic resistance to the Kavanaugh nomination has been an all-out assault on his judicial philosophy and personal integrity from the moment that it was announced. I have no doubt that any senator has the full and complete right to vote whatever way he or she thinks fit on the nomination. And I have no doubt that if the Democrats held a majority of the seats in the Senate, they could have stonedwalled this nomination, just as the Republicans did with Merrick Garland. It is well-established constitutional law that the Senate need not call a hearing, let alone schedule a vote. In retrospect, the decision not to hold any hearings on Garland should be regarded as a wise and humane political decision, because it spared Garland and the nation a similar disgraceful exhibition of intolerance that some conservative opponents of Garland may well have launched to tarnish his confirmation chances.

But this last-ditch decision to sabotage Kavanaugh at the 11th hour is a disgusting piece of political propaganda. Christine Blasey Ford behaved wholly improperly when she decided to write a letter only to “a senior Democratic lawmaker,” in which she made the most serious allegations of sexual assault against Kavanaugh. At the very least, she ought to have handled matters wholly differently. If she wanted to keep matters confidential, she should have sent that letter to President Trump and to Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the chairman of the judiciary committee. She also should have sent it to the FBI for investigation. And she should have done all of these things at the earliest possible moment, in time for a principled and neutral examination to take place before the Senate hearings took place. Then, she should have sat for a cross-examination.

Putting the information exclusively in the hands of key Democrats thus invited the wholly corrupt strategy that has now unfolded. First, the Democrats would try to discredit Kavanaugh by engaging in a set of procedural antics and obnoxious substantive questions during the hearing, without mentioning this letter. When that strategy abjectly failed, they knew they had to go to Plan B, which was to release the letter and the allegation days before the confirmation vote. A perfect sandbag, for the Democrats knew full well that there was no time to respond to them, without causing an enormous delay in the confirmation hearings. Their hope was, and is, to create a huge media circus that would take weeks if not months to sort out. Shipwreck this nomination. Make it impossible for the current Senate to pass on any subsequent nominee before January. Then take control of the Senate and create a stalemate that could run on until the next presidential election.

And for what? Ford, Kavanaugh’s accuser, maintained a stony silence on these allegations for more than 35 years. At no point did she raise them in connection with the Senate confirmation hearings before Kavanaugh was confirmed in 2006. Kavanaugh has categorically denied the allegations. Late last week, Mark Judge, his alleged accomplice, denounced the allegations as “absolutely nuts.” No other woman has ever made any allegation of this sort against Kavanaugh. and 65 women have written an explicit letter in his defense. Kavanaugh is right not to respond beyond his categorical denial, knowing full well that further comment would only draw him further into a vortex on which credibility determinations would be unending. And the Senate is right to continue with the confirmation vote. The institutional damage to the Senate, the Supreme Court, and the nation has already been enormous. What is left now is only the sorry task of damage containment. What sane judge would like to be the next Supreme Court nominee?

Well, first of all this kind of abuse only gets applied to Republican nominees, particularly, originalists… Those who would use the Constitution as originally written to block the wildest wet dreams of the left.

This has become a hackneyed play of the left when they can’t figure out any other way to stop a nominee they don’t like …which is just about anybody to the right of Fidel Castro. The only thing missing here is the Coke can and the pubic hair.

The tactics being employed by the Democrats in all these cases, are not just an attempt to disqualify any applicant for a position that they don’t like. Rather, it is designed to eliminate originalism as a Judicial concept. And if they can’t do that they’ll teardown the entire institution of the Supreme Court. Ironic, since the court has been there tool for the last hundred years or so. But now the pendulum has swung the other way and we are actually getting judges who think originalism is the way to go in the nomination process and the Democrats in their desperation are doing everything they possibly can no matter how down and dirty to keep such ideas and Concepts out of the Supreme Court and ultimately out of American jurisprudence.

Much has been said about the veracity of the accuser, and the timing of it, and I doubt I need to add anything here, but I can’t resist looking at the large hole in the background data on this woman. She has spent the last weekend scrubbing all of her social media accounts. Why? To eliminate any possibility of being called out on her pro Democrat activities.

Now the reports are that we’re supposed to be seeing a hearing we’re both the woman and Cavanaugh are supposed to testify. the only outstanding question at this point is whether or not Cory Brooker will actually cry. He came so close in the initial hearing, is that the Safe Money seems to be on him shedding a theatrical tear or 20.

Frankly, I can’t think of any reason for us to trust anything the Democrats are saying about any of this. For that matter with the display they put on in this hearing and in the Clarence Thomas hearing, and in the Robert Bork hearing, I’m down to the point now where I think Chuck Grassley, at the next USSC opening, ought to think seriously about putting a nominee forward without a hearing on two or three days notice, since there is nothing in the Constitution, (you remember …the Constitution? ) that demands anything more than that.

As a bonus let’s talk about Keith Ellison. Where is the hearing about the attacks he’s been charged with, which are much more provable and much more egregious? If this doesn’t constitute a double standard I don’t know what does. The Democrats in their concern for charges of sexual attack would seem conveniently one-sided.

This is my shocked face.

In any event, the display being put on here by the Democrats should put an end to the illusion of Comity in government. The truth of the matter is that the biggest threat to America is the Democrats.

See also

The rule is that when you attempt to assassinate the king, you must succeed.  Well the deep state attempted to kill the presidential aspiration of one Donald J. Trump.  They bet on being pardoned by a thankful President Mrs. B.J. Clinton. Little did they realize that Clinton’s do not express gratitude. The FBI used one Carter Page as a portal to spy on the entire Trump campaign. To do so, the FBI swore to a federal court that Page was a Russian spy, did for for an entire year, from Daily Caller:

President Donald Trump ordered the immediate declassification of several documents relating to the 2016 FBI investigation of his campaign, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced Monday evening.

“The President has directed the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Justice (including the FBI) to provide for the immediate declassification of the following materials: 1. pages 10–12 and 17–34 of the June 2017 application to the FISA court in the matter of Carter W. Page; 2. all FBI reports of interviews with Bruce G. Ohr prepared in connection with the Russia investigation; and 3. all FBI reports of interviews prepared in connection with all Carter Page FISA applications,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.

Let us see what evidence the FBI used to convince a federal judge that Page was a spy.  This should prove amusing.

from Washington Examiner:

Democrats have decried the GOP efforts, characterizing them as a means to discredit special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. In his statement Monday, Schiff accused Trump of deciding to “intervene in a pending law enforcement investigation by ordering the selective release of materials he believes are helpful to his defense team and thinks will advance a false narrative.”

The democrats allege that the President is attempting to discredit the investigation led by one Robert Mueller a/k/a Fearless Leader.  I will argue that it is impossible to further discredit Fearless Leader’s sham investigation than Fearless Leader already has done.  Remember that investigation was started to investigation Page as a Russian agent.  Yet after of year of court authorized federal spying on Page, Fearless Leader has never charged Page or any American with spying.  So Mr. Mueller where is your spy?

davidl on September 14th, 2018

B.J. Clinton, among other misdeeds, raped a woman while an elected official in Arkansas, sexually molested woman, used hie position to gain sexual favors, and lied about it under oath.  Yet Senator Diane Feinstein is on record as asserting that none of these crimes and misconduct impaired B.J. Clinton’s ability to serve as President.

On her other paw, Feinstein claims some secret evident that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in high school, Feinstein will not, or can not say, just what, that disqualifies Kavanaugh from serving on the Supreme Court, from American Thinker:

Yesterday, Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein claimed that an anonymous woman may have accused Brett Kavanaugh of doing something in high school.

While the fake news media are having a field day, the truth is that only two Democrats have seen the letter, the person who wrote the letter is refusing to come forward, and we haven’t been told what the letter claims, but we have been told that it dates back to when Kavanaugh was in high school.

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Actually, I’m even older than that.  I remember when Feinstein told us Clinton’s lying under oath in order to avoid losing a #MeToo lawsuit had nothing to do with his fitness to be president.  She did say Clinton’s actions were “immoral, deplorable, and indefensible” and merited “strong condemnation and censure.”  Given that she voted to acquit Clinton, it would seem that Feinstein believes that being guilty of immoral, deplorable, and indefensible things has no bearing on a person’s suitability to be president.

But, apparently, anonymous sources claiming undefined things are enough to cause Feinstein to be even more upset at Kavanaugh

Feinstein is not saying what Kavanaugh either did or was imagined to have done.  Yet the alleged incident was so trivial that it did not affect Kavanaugh high school graduation, acceptance and graduation for both college and law school, or register on at least three FBI background checks.

Moreover, Feinstein never revealed the allegation to the Senate Judiciary Committee, and never used, or allowed her democrat colleagues to use, the information in questioning of Kavanaugh. For example, Kamala Harris bore in on Kavanaugh for some alleged meeting with some alleged lawyer for which Harris no record

In short, this was not merely a Hail Mary, it a fart into a gale.
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Eric Florack on September 14th, 2018

You may recall that I’ve repeatedly suggested China might be behind the Russia collusion story and other attempts to remove Trump from office, because they weren’t getting the degree of cooperation out of the Trump Administration that they used to out of Obama and the Clintons and other Democrats.

So now this falls this morning.

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China’s government propaganda outlets are actively promoting the anti-President Trump book released this week by Washington Post writer Bob Woodward, called “Fear.”

Two days after excerpts of the book were published, major Chinese state-run propaganda outlets, including China Central Television (CCTV), ran extensive reports on the book on Sept. 6.

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I take this as confirmation of my earlier comments on China.

I’ll go one step further here… I am convinced the Democrat Party is linked directly to the Chinese Communist Party and has been since the 80s at least.

Usually when you’re trying to figure out who is responsible for something happening, one of the considerations is who’s going to gain by it. So, who is going to gain by claiming that Russia meddled in our elections and the president that China doesn’t like gained office buy it? Why, China of course. They have the motivation, and they certainly have the means. They have the Democrat Party.

Remember how quickly that Chinese funding the Clinton’s campaign story got quashed a few years ago?

Remember Dianne Feinstein and her Chinese spy driver for over 20 years?

Tip of the iceberg, folks.

davidl on September 13th, 2018

First the ground rules. One the one study rule. It is a known fact that one study proves everything. Two, the Arthur Kellerman Rule, correlation is the same a causation, from Red State:

One of the most celebrated groups in the mainstream media is transgendered people or people who suffer from gender dysphoria.

This lead to transgenderism becoming a fad that had many people claiming to be transgendered, especially among the young. However, data now shows that those young people who do embrace a life of transgenderism seem to have abnormally high suicide rates.

The study comes from the American Academy of Pediatrics, which reveals that half of those who say they are transgendered attempt suicide at a rate of near or at 50 percent[.]

Remember if it only saves but one life. Trannyism kills. Embrace your god given heterosexuality, and live.