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  • Democrats: We Already Know Kavanaugh Is Guilty [Montage]

    09/21/2018 10:25:12 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 14 replies
    Grabienews ^ | 21 Sep, 2018 | Staff
    Though he's yet to be afforded an opportunity to present a defense before the American people, many Democrats have already tried and convicted Judge Brett Kavanaugh on charges of sexual assault. Christine Blasey Ford is accusing Brett Kavanaugh of forcing himself on her at 1982 party somewhere in Montgomery County, Md. Kavanaugh has released statements denying the allegation. Neither party has yet to provide full testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. No matter. Kavanaugh, many Democrats say, is clearly guilty. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) said Thursday: "I believe her because she is telling the truth and you know it by...
  • Major Garrett on the Takeout

    09/21/2018 10:15:30 PM PDT · by OddLane · 2 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 18, 2018 | Major Garrett
    I'm not usually one to hone in on someone's personal failings, or to hector people for their sins, but considering these slime-balls in the press insist upon their own virtue, all I have to say is "WTF?" Here we have an obvious alcoholic passing judgment on President Trump, who, AFAIK, is a teetotaler, while heavily intoxicated. Am I the only one troubled by this? Watch the entire video. I haven't seen Mr. Garrett this discomfited since Donald Trump clowned him while honoring our veterans during his presidential campaign.
  • Now We Know the End Game

    09/21/2018 6:34:08 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 23 replies
    Vanity | 9/21/18 | Originalbuckeye
    We are finally realizing what Dr Ford really wanted. She wants to be able to testify without being under oath. She will be on 60 Minutes on Sunday, where she will tell her story without the construction of being under oath.
  • As he considers 2020, Biden airs regrets of Thomas hearings

    09/21/2018 3:44:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 21, 2018 4:32 PM EDT | Thomas Beaumont
    Weighing a 2020 campaign for president, former Vice President Joe Biden says he should have protected Anita Hill from what he called “character assassination” during the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Justice Clarence Thomas more than a quarter century ago. Biden chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee during the contentious 1991 hearings. As sexual misconduct again shadows a high court confirmation, Biden said he failed to prevent the all-male committee from putting Hill on the defensive. “Anita Hill was vilified when she came forward, by a lot of my colleagues,” Biden said during an interview on NBC’s Today. “I wish I...
  • Which States Will Legalize Marijuana In 2018?

    09/21/2018 1:08:47 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 17 replies
    WeedNews ^ | 12/17/2017 | Johnny Green
    Unless you have been living under a rock for the last five years, then you know that there are now 8 states that have legalized cannabis for adult use. Colorado and Washington State legalized cannabis in 2012, Oregon, Alaska (and Washington D.C.) legalized cannabis in 2014, and Massachusetts, Maine, Nevada, and California legalized cannabis in 2016. All of those states (and D.C.) legalized cannabis via the citizen initiative process. Going into 2017 it seemed like at least one state would legalize cannabis via legislative action, and Vermont was very close to doing so until its Governor vetoed a legalization bill...
  • Tulane mandates new students take “Race and Inclusion” course

    09/21/2018 11:13:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | September 21, 2018 | Toni Airaksinen
    Tulane University now requires all incoming students to enroll in a “Race and Inclusion” course, a new addition to the curriculum that has been condemned by some students for its lack of acknowledgment of viewpoint diversity. In a recent press release, Tulane announced that all new enrollees will be mandated to enroll in a course that focuses at least 60 percent of it content on “race and inclusion” to help students understand the “increasingly diverse society” they live in.
  • Pro-choice group at Catholic university begins offering morning-after pill

    09/21/2018 11:09:39 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    College Fix ^ | September 21, 2018 | Sarah George
    This week Georgetown University’s unrecognized pro-choice student group “H*yas for Choice” announced that it would begin providing Plan B emergency contraception to students on campus. The announcement was made via the group’s Facebook page in a short video featuring the group’s president, Angela Maske, and one of its spokeswomen, Elianna Schiffrik.
  • Stanford prof: Speakers of ‘black’ English face widespread discrimination

    09/21/2018 11:07:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    College Fix ^ | September 20, 2018 | Sarah George
    A sociolinguist from Stanford University claims the way African-Americans speak leads to discrimination across the board — in the court system, interactions with police, education, and employment. Professor John Rickford says “Black Vernacular English” is viewed as less “trustworthy, intelligent and well-educated” than so-called standard “white” English, and that “dismantling this construction is part of the fight for racial justice.”
  • Sharky's loses liquor license after agents buy drugs, lap dances with food stamps

    09/21/2018 10:26:15 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 34 replies
    ABC22Now ^ | 09/20/2018 | Christina Schaefer
    Agents with the OIU had began investigating Twenty Two Fifty, Inc. which is also known as Sharky's in May of 2017. During the investigation, agents say they were able to buy drugs and lap dances by using food stamps. During the five-month long investigation, agents exchanged more than $2,000 worth of food stamps to buy heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, cocaine, methamphetamine and lap dances. Criminal charges were filed against employees and patrons for drug trafficking, food stamp trafficking, aggravated shipment and distribution of heroin, engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and illegal sexual activity.
  • Great quote from Mark Steyn re: Judge Kavanaugh

    09/21/2018 9:46:26 AM PDT · by uscga77 · 19 replies
    Great quote from a radio talk show host, Mark Steyn, that speaks of the absurdity and patent unfairness of having the judge testify before his accuser does and then be out of the room: Acts 25: 16 “I told them that it is not the Roman custom to hand over any man before he has faced his accusers and has had an opportunity to defend himself against their charges. The Holy Bible: New International Version. (1984). (Ac 25:16). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
  • People Got So Mad About This 'Sexy' Handmaid's Tale Costume That the Company Is No Longer Selling It

    09/21/2018 8:18:02 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 52 replies
    Time ^ | September 21, 2018 | Billy Perrigo
    A “sexy” Halloween costume inspired by the dystopian novel and TV series The Handmaid’s Tale is no longer being sold after receiving a barrage of online criticism for sexualizing the show’s subject matter — women subjugated by an oppressive government. The online retailer Yandy, which designed and sold the costume, issued an apology Thursday following the backlash. “Over the last few hours, it has become obvious that [the costume] is being seen as a symbol of women’s oppression, rather than empowerment,” the company wrote in a statement shared on Twitter. “This is unfortunate as it was not our intention on...
  • Ohio State academic misconduct cases on the rise

    09/21/2018 7:21:23 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 7 replies
    The Lantern ^ | September 19, 2018 | Zach Varda
    The temptation to cheat is as old as the idea of administering exams and writing essays. As technology continues to evolve, cheating has become easier through the use of group chat apps like GroupMe and websites like Course Hero that let students share course materials. As a result, more Ohio State students are giving in to the temptation. A Lantern review of annual reports and statistics compiled by Ohio State’s Committee on Academic Misconduct reveals a large spike in the number of reported cases of cheating over the past four school years.
  • Gramscian Damage (understanding ideological warfare)

    09/21/2018 6:52:36 AM PDT · by zipper · 12 replies
    "Armed and Dangerous" blog ^ | 02/11/2006 | Eric Raymond
    From the article: "some of the most important of the Soviet Union’s memetic weapons. Here is that list again: There is no truth, only competing agendas. All Western (and especially American) claims to moral superiority over Communism/Fascism/Islam are vitiated by the West’s history of racism and colonialism. There are no objective standards by which we may judge one culture to be better than another. Anyone who claims that there are such standards is an evil oppressor. The prosperity of the West is built on ruthless exploitation of the Third World; therefore Westerners actually deserve to be impoverished and miserable. Crime...
  • Third Witness Says It Never Happened

    09/21/2018 6:20:23 AM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 45 replies ^ | STEVEN ERTELT SEP 20, 2018
    When California psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford made the allegations in a letter to pro-abortion Senator Diane Feinstein that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh supposedly sexually assaulted her, she said four people were allegedly at the party where it happened. Ford made the allegations in a letter to pro-abortion Senator Diane Feinstein. The abortion activist held the letter since July from Ford detailing an alleged attack on her by Kavanaugh when they were in high school three decades ago. Suspiciously, Feinstein remained silent through the confirmation process and hearings until just days before a scheduled vote on his nomination. Kavanaugh...
  • A Person's Character Can Now Be Determined By What He Did In High School?

    09/21/2018 4:56:46 AM PDT · by Saveourcountry · 47 replies
    Regardless of the guilt or innocence of Kavanaugh, it is ridiculous to think that what someone did in high school, should determine his character after leading an exemplary life for the next 40 years. The average person looking at this is intelligent enough to look at this for what it is, no matter what they claim. To me it is like the "hanging chad" controversy when they were trying to claim that George Bush was elected illegitimately because the people in Florida were too stupid to vote correctly. Both of these tactics are pathetic and defy common sense - but...
  • Two-thirds support ‘whatever it takes’ to protect environment: WV Poll

    09/21/2018 3:49:13 AM PDT · by buckalfa · 32 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | September 21, 2013 | Brad McElhinny
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. — An increasing number of West Virginians are open to regulation to help protect the environment. The MetroNews Dominion Post West Virginia Poll asked whether this country should do whatever it takes to protect the environment or if the country has gone too far in its efforts to protect the environment. Sixty-seven percent responded that the country should do whatever it takes. That’s up from the 51 percent who held that view in 2014, the last time the West Virginia Poll asked that question. “My interpretation is that there were effects of Obama-era regulations on the coal industry...
  • 'Appalling' racist rant by Bergen County sheriff caught on tape. Murphy says he must quit

    09/21/2018 1:40:33 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 17 replies Advanced Media ^ | September 20, 2018
    UPDATE: Saudino has apologized for the remarks but did not resign Gov. Phil Murphy said Thursday that Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino should immediately resign if, in fact, he was caught on tape making racist remarks about African-Americans and New Jersey's Sikh attorney general. According to a report from WNYC, which said the station was provided with the recording, Saudino is heard talking to colleagues on the day Murphy was inaugurated. Saudino, recounting the details of Murphy's Jan. 16 inaugural address, said: "He talked about the whole thing, the marijuana, sanctuary state ... better criminal justice reform. Christ almighty, in...
  • Joe DiGenova - What's with the Dr. Ford/PGA Golfers comments??

    09/20/2018 8:20:51 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 131 replies ^ | 9/20/18 | self
    Interesting stuff tonight on TWO FoxNews shows.Atty. Joe DiGenova made very cryptic remarks, indicating to me that Christine Ford has had some relationships with PGA golfers that she won't like exposed.He was gently smirking while saying, (I paraphrase) "Don't talk to PGA golfers about Dr. Ford. Oh no .... you don't want to talk to PGA golfers."It seems a dark story about the accuser and PGA golfers is right around the corner.I guess we'll see.
  • Pentagon Declares War on Scooters

    09/20/2018 7:58:27 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies ^ | 09/20/2018 | Staff
    After seven rental scooters were abandoned at the Pentagon following this year’s September 11 remembrances, police say they will begin impounding the unauthorized rides. Bikes, too. The Pentagon hates your little scooters, too. In fact, DoD would like you and your ride-sharing company to know that if you leave your rental scooters or shared-bicycles anywhere on Pentagon property, they will be impounded, right quick. Last week, Pentagon police in one day found seven abandoned, stand-up style motorized scooters around its property. It’s the latest example of the vehicles showing up unwanted all over Washington, from office doorsteps to the Lincoln...

    09/20/2018 6:15:29 PM PDT · by papertyger · 98 replies ^ | SEPTEMBER 20, 2018 | Abilene Police/Star-Telegram
    A Texas father-son duo are charged with murder after a dispute with a neighbor over a mattress turned deadly, shocking video shot by the deceased man’s wife appears to show. Warning – Graphic Footage: Viewer discretion strongly advised In video of the Sept. 1 incident released Wednesday, Kara Box captured her husband Aaron Howard arguing over trash in their Abilene alleyway with next-door neighbors John Miller, 67, and his son Michael Miller, 31. “We had thrown out a twin mattress in a dumpster in our alley a few days before the shooting,” Box commented on the video, according to The...