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  • Ocasio-Cortez: My proposals aren’t 'pie in the sky’ (the bartender wants to 'invest')

    09/23/2018 7:21:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/16/18 | QUINT FORGEY
    New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defended an ambitious slate of policy proposals Sunday, casting the various planks of her Democratic Socialist agenda as long-term investments that would pay dividends for future generations of Americans. “What we need to realize is that these investments are better and they are good for our future," Ocasio-Cortez said in an interview on CNN's "State of the Union." "These are generational investments," she said. "They're not short-term Band-Aids, but they are really profound decisions about who we want to be as a nation and how we want to act as the wealthiest nation in...
  • What Does – Due Process – Mean To Freedom In The United States Of America?

    09/23/2018 7:20:22 AM PDT · by davikkm · 17 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    I want to make it clear before I begin this article, I am a woman, a mother of two sons, an admirer of my father, and I am married to a man. Further, if I had ever been sexually assaulted – raped – in my life these are steps I would have taken – Go straight to the hospital and beg for help – they have rape kits, authorities, and sedatives there – of course, I would have wanted law officers present. If I did not take the first step, I would accept I had made a decision that my...
  • How close is #MeToo to full riot mode?

    09/23/2018 6:57:24 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 39 replies
    LA Times Op-Ed ^ | 9-22-2018 | Virginia Heffernan
    Just a link, due to copy right thingie. Go read the whole article, and say what you think.
  • Once again those in the weak-kneed majority think Democrats run Congress and the country.

    09/23/2018 6:35:43 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    Spectator ^ | 9/22/2018
    Once again those in the weak-kneed majority think Democrats run Congress and the country.
  • Separated At Birth Disorder

    09/23/2018 5:57:44 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 9-23-18 | MOTUS
    I know there are more important things going on, but I was fascinated with this photo of Christine, nee David, Hallquist campaigning for governor of Vermont.h/t CoolbrewI found it perplexing on several levels. First, call me old fashioned, but I’m still wondering why a 60 year old man with a family would decide it would be in his best interest to “transition” to the opposite sex. Unless you’ve ever been married to a Kardashian, in which case I think the answer is obvious. But “Dave” never was. In fact he has a wife, 3 children and 2 grandchildren and was...
  • Why We Shouldn’t Expect Christine Ford to Show up at Any Hearing

    09/23/2018 5:23:28 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 69 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) What more do we really need to know here? – In case you’re still thinking that the tale being told by Ms. Christine Ford has any credibility to it all, take note of this actual reality about the case: Senator Hatch Office ✔ @senorrinhatch These official letters from the 4 named by Dr Ford—denying any knowledge of what Dr Ford has alleged— serve the same purpose as sworn testimony. We remain hopeful we’ll hear sworn testimony from the 5th, Dr. Ford herselfhttps://twitter.com/shannonbream/status/1043676938487955456?s=21 … Shannon Bream ✔ @ShannonBream Committee source says they’ve contacted...
  • Time To Bork The Borkers On The Senate Judiciary Committee

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

    09/23/2018 1:34:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Courier ^ | September 23, 2018 | Chris Simenson
    DUNKERTON — I traveled to Cambodia two times recently. Each time I visit the “Killing Fields” of the murderous Khmer Rouge to pay homage to the innocent. They were all accused of crimes against the government. Confessions were obtained either voluntarily or through brutal coercion. These were used as “evidence” to convict the innocent and condemn them to a brutal death by bludgeoning after which their bodies were thrown in mass graves. The #Metoo movement has been weaponized in a similar manner to its detriment. The accused are assumed guilty and accusations are placed on par with evidence. Likewise anyone...
  • FBI Incapable of Investigating Christine Ford Allegation

    09/23/2018 1:30:49 AM PDT · by kathsua · 26 replies
    Janitor's view ^ | 09/222/18 | Reasonmclucus
    t would be impossible for the FBI to determine what, if anything, happened at the time Christine Blasey Ford claimed to have been attacked. The FBI cannot examine the scene of the alleged attack for evidence because even if the building is still there it likely has been cleaned many times since that evening. The building might even have been remodeled and the furniture replaced. Ford is the only apparent witness who remembers the incident and she had been drinking. It wouldn't have taken very much alcohol to impair the perception of a 15 year old girl. Her description could...
  • Pompeo rips Russia: 'They have not proven helpful'

    09/22/2018 11:07:44 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | Sep 22, 2018 | Quint Forgey
    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday criticized Russia for its failure to cooperate with the U.S. on the world stage despite overtures by President Donald Trump to “develop a relationship” with the Kremlin. “They have not proven helpful in the Ukraine, in Syria,” Pompeo said on NBC News’ “Meet the Press” in an interview set to air Sunday. The State Department last week imposed sanctions on China’s Equipment Development Department for its purchase of Russian combat aircraft and surface-to-air missile equipment. On Saturday, Pompeo pointed to those economic penalties as evidence of the Trump administration’s efforts to “push back...
  • How Does a Delay in the Kavanaugh confirmation affect Upcoming Supreme Court Decisions?

    09/22/2018 8:15:41 PM PDT · by TakeChargeBob · 16 replies
    self
    With the apparent timeframe of a Ford testimony on Thursday September 28, (which I believe won’t happen), a delay in the Kavanaugh confirmation is likely to spill over into the Supreme Court term. I still recommend that a Monday Committee vote occur to allow a full Senate confirmation at the end of the week so Kavanaugh can start at the beginning of the term. In anticipation of a delay, I wanted to offer a fresh perspective on the impact of a Kavanaugh delay on upcoming Supreme Court cases. I read that Kavanaugh would have to recuse on cases where he...
  • Vanity: Was Kavanaugh Trump's First Choice?

    09/22/2018 5:50:26 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 32 replies
    Sep 22, 2018 | Vanity
    When news broke out that Brett Kavanaugh was Trump's pick to fill Justice Kennedy's seat, a few critics (including on FR) suggested that he was chosen as a nod to the Bush era and GOP establishment... I am not saying that another pick would have had an easier process nor that Kavanaugh is guilty in the least! But I do wonder if Trump really went with his gut. Sometimes his gut even leads him to side with the establishment, as in the case of the Alabama Senate primary between Luther Strange and Roy Moore. Trump endorsed Luther Strange...but the base...
  • Hillary: It Would Be ‘Very Easy’ For FBI To Investigate Brett Kavanaugh Sex Assault Allegations

    09/22/2018 3:57:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 115 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | September 22, 2018 | Beth Shilliday, Senior Evening Writer
    Hillary Clinton stopped by CBS’ ‘The Late Show’ on Sept. 21. She’s slamming the GOP and FBI for refusing to investigate sexual assault allegations against SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Hillary Clinton is going hard on the FBI and GOP Senators for refusing to investigate sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, 53. She stopped byThe Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Sept. 21 to promote the paperback copy of her 2016 presidential election memoir What Happened. The former Secretary of State said it would be “very easy” for the Feds to investigate sexual assault allegations made by Professor...
  • Busy Philipps, Sophia Bush, More Call on Ivanka Trump to Support Kavanaugh Accuser Blasey Ford

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

    09/22/2018 2:32:13 PM PDT · by TakeChargeBob · 55 replies
    self
    I am sure that both Grassley and McConnell are extremely frustrated by this constant delay and this obviously ploy that is nothing more than delay. They do not have to be played for fools. I think this can be easily salvaged. Here are the actions that should be taken. 1. Have Grassley take a firm stand to Ford and her lawyers then announce it to the public. a. We welcome Ford to testify and have given her ample opportunity to do so. While we have requested Monday, we will accept her appearance on Wednesday. b. We have bent over backwards...
  • Trump border wall going up in Texas

    09/22/2018 1:39:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    MSN News ^ | September 22, 2018 | Agence France Presse
    The United States was to begin construction in Texas on Saturday of part of President Donald Trump's border wall designed to curb illegal immigration, which he calls a security threat. Running along four miles (six kilometers) of the 2,000-mile border with Mexico, the new section will replace existing fencing along the boundary between El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, US Customs and Border Protection said in a statement. "This new wall will be far more durable and far more effective in deterring would-be illegal entrants," Aaron Hull, Chief Patrol Agent in the El Paso sector, said in the statement....
  • Rosenstein Blasts Times’ ‘Smear’ [semi-satire]

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

    09/22/2018 12:52:24 PM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 9 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    The Evening Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Man, what a week this was. The circus in Washington, DC reached an even higher fever-pitch than normal as the Democrat Party continues its efforts to literally destroy our nation from the inside out. It was the week that the funeral of one of the biggest film box office stars of all-time, Burt Reynolds, received almost no notice at all from a fake news media that remains laser-focused on carrying out the orders of its Democrat benefactors. It was a week in which the public got even more proof of the...
  • Conservatives claim media, Dems ignoring allegations against Ellison (BRAKING NEWS?)

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

    09/22/2018 10:29:23 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 20 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 9-22-2018 | Michelle Moons
    Vice President Mike Pence had a message for former President Barack Obama at the Values Voter Summit Saturday: the American economy is booming because the Trump administration is rolling back Obama administration policies. “It’s been two years of promises made and promises kept, and we’re just getting started,” Pence told the conference audience in Washington, DC. He cited more than four million jobs created since President Donald Trump took office, record low black and Hispanic unemployment, wages rising at the fastest pace in a decade, and the highest middle class income in recorded history. Pence said this did not just...