Kavanaugh – Statements & Votes

Here’s Kavanaugh’s statement: https://www.real.video/5841178963001

They call it his opening statement but I thought it was closing statements. Whatever.

It will be interesting to see if the Republicans can call a vote first thing tomorrow, move him to the Senate floor, call cloture, and be done… It would be fun to watch the Dems go all ‘splody heads over it; and I’d not be at all surprised to find that Trump had already lined up all the votes needed.

Some of the Repubs have at least started to realize they need to stop the Dems from choosing the battleground, rules of engagement, time of engagement, and letting them line up the buses of paid rent-a-mob and Team Chaos players.

On the off chance this might take a few more days, here’s a place to track the goings on. I’m sure the Senate Circus will continue to provide “robust” fodder for jokes and ridicule…

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135 Responses to Kavanaugh – Statements & Votes

  1. E.M.Smith says:

    Well, it looks like during the packet dropping / corruption period last night the “allow comments” bit got shut off as I saved this page. I’ve turned it back on.

    I find it potentially informative that all the Dimocrats sound like a robotic chorus chanting in unison:

    FBI! FBI! FBI Investigation!

    Why?

    Is it ONLY so that they get a week or two delay? Or does it indicate they still have functional control of what the FBI “finds”? They do not make a point their #1 Talking Point without knowing in advance what it will do…

  2. jim2 says:

    The Dimowits pushing this unethical pogrom against conservatives will go down as the shit of a dog that ate its own vomit on the shoe of a footnote of history.

  3. p.g.sharrow says:

    I am re commenting this here as this is where it really belongs…pg

    Senator Graham just gave another kick-ass speech in committee, the Democrats are outside politicking with the media. Graham also pointed out that the manipulators are among the DNC Lawyers that are herding these witnesses making claims and politicians making demands to stop filling the Supreme Court vacancies. It would appear that as the coup attempt to take over the presidency is failing they are moving on the Court. Soros money and manipulations run deep.
    The first Supreme Court case on docket would make Soros favored NGOs Sovereign and immune to lawsuit and other legal action. That is why this is a BIG deal to some people…pg.

  4. E.M.Smith says:

    @Jim2:

    Thanks for that link! CSPAN is one of the bits missing from the Roku and I’d been pining for it. Ought to have thought they would have a web site with video… Doh! ;-)

    @P.G.:

    It does look like the Spider is busy pushing the daily strategy and talking points along with waving buckets of money at the Dems and his sponsored street theater groups. It just amazes me how much corruption one old $Billionaire can buy. It’s a complete strategy top to bottom with the street theater covered by the (bought and paid for) Yellow Stream Media and then used to push the (bought and paid for) Dimocrats into power while owing him a big debt.

    Only thing that seems to stop it is when a country has leadership that sees it and tosses his ass out along with his NGOs. I’ve lost track now. It was Russia, India, (China never let him in), and Hungary. Has anyone else joined the parade banning his NGOs? The EU is entirely bought and paid for, but Hungary and maybe Czech Republic are trying to stand up to it. Italy making noises too, but not there yet.

    IMHO, Soros thought he was going to roll up the USA (Canada already in the bag, Mexico I don’t know) and have a span from North America through the EU to Russia. Then the Slavs started to catch a clue (being the bright folks they are) and started tossing him out. India noticed and chucked him. His forced conversion of the EU to Islamist paradise has started to implode with riots and rape gangs so various countries there have started the slow cultural march back to traditional values (and sanity). Then the USA goes and elects Donald Trump! All that Hillary Money wasted ;-)

    So yeah, it’s all about Alynsky Method on Trump. Pick a target. Isolate it. etc. etc. Except Trump isn’t isolated. He’s got a Deplorable Army behind him. So now they are attacking that army via silencing the Conservative Voices while they try to prevent Trump recovering the Supreme Court to a non-Leftist stance. Knowing full well that it threatens his plan for an immunity of NGOs to corrupt the nation top to bottom.

    At least, that’s my opinion at the moment…

  5. Larry Ledwick says:

    Was going to post this last night, LIndsey Graham’s speech on the Kavanaugh hearing reminded me of Al Pachino in the movide “Scent of a Woman” and his defense of the young man being similarly thrown under the bus.

    Lindsey Graham

    Scent of a woman

    Lindsey may have single-handedly assured Judge Kavanaugh’s place on the Supreme Court.

  6. Larry Ledwick says:

    Meanwhile as we wait for the Committee vote, this item which has gone basically unnoticed.

    The Associated Press
    ‏@AP
    8 minutes ago

    AP Source: President Trump signs an $854 billion spending bill to keep the federal government open through Dec. 7, averting a government shutdown in the weeks leading up to the November mid-term elections.

    I wonder what else has been going on behind the Kavanaugh smoke screen ?

  7. Larry Ledwick says:

    Something is delaying the vote someone is busy selling a vote I suspect.

    Still waiting on the vote while this fell into a black hole.
    Republicans pass bill through the house to make tax cuts permanent.

    https://novusvero.com/2018/09/28/house-passes-gop-bill-to-make-new-tax-cuts-permanent/

  8. Larry Ledwick says:

    According to the following, the Dem’s are trying to Badger Flake into voting no.

    Jacob Wohl
    ‏@JacobAWohl
    1 minute ago
    Fox News: Democrats have Jeff Flake cornered in a side room, attempting to bully him into voting against Judge Kavanaugh

    However important to know this vote is not critical
    Bill Mitchell
    ‏@mitchellvii
    10 minutes ago
    So basically, this committee vote is theater since McConnell can simply override them and bring it to the floor anyway.

  9. Larry Ledwick says:

    unseen1
    ‏@unseen1_unseen
    40 seconds ago
    Kavanaugh voted to the floor. 11-10. Many of the dem senators were not there. staff appeared to vote for them.

    Eric Bolling 🇺🇸
    ‏@ericbolling
    18 seconds ago

    Kavanaugh goes on to the full senate vote now. Likely Tuesday.
    #SenateCircusIntermission

  10. E.M.Smith says:

    Looks like the committee voted Kavanaugh out to a floor vote, but Flake had some kind of talk of “only with a 1 week FBI investigation” so I’m not sure what that means..

  11. Larry Ledwick says:

    So this appears to be the gambit

    @pdmcleod
    @pdmcleod

    Flake votes aye. It’s done, the Judiciary committee will approve of the Kavanaugh nomination but Flake says he has an agreement on a one-week FBI investigation before a final vote.

  12. Jon K says:

    It means Flake is a “no” on the floor vote unless the FBI investigates further.

  13. Larry Ledwick says:

    There were mutterings yesterday that they could save face for Democrats by agreeing to a time limited FBI investigation in which the FBI says – Yep we looked into these are unsubstantiated claims with no legal merit.

  14. E.M.Smith says:

    @Larry:

    Republicans still giving Democrats choice of time and place of battle…

    So now they will get a week to salt the slime mine again…

    What are the odds 2 or 3 new claims get made in that time? Little girls saying he slapped their butt as coach, or some town drunk saying they went on benders together and woke up with hookers or each other, but can’t remember exactly when as they were both blind drunk… Hell, Catholic School: how about one of the Priests saying he watched the little boys grab the little girls in church events… then another month delay and Soros gets his 8 panel court win.

  15. Pouncer says:

    “I wonder what else has been going on behind the Kavanaugh smoke screen ?”

    Remember the Kelo decision? A local zoning board approved changes and emminent domain confiscation of a private property, in order to sell the location to a deep-pocketed land speculator. It was the kind of crony insider government/investor collusion that gives capitalism a bad name; and everybody from Adam Smith to Henry George to Karl Marx to James Buchanan to Paul Krugman condemns it. In theory. A lawsuit rose up through the US court system from local levels to SCOTUS, and that august body decided that, irrespective of whether or not the decision was corrupt, neither the constitution nor existing federal law applied to reverse the actions of a duty empowered local board. Strict constructionism.

    The current US House of Representatives finally passed legislation to give the federal government oversight of such matters. It’s in the Senate JUDICIARY COMMITTEE now.

    Which is distracted by other matters.

    If the term ends and the House Bill doesn’t come out of committee, Kelo vs New London will remain the guideline for local (and state, and federal) crony developers.

  16. Larry Ledwick says:

    Item on PJ media, has several pop ups so quoting it here (fair use as highly newsworthy)
    They are really talking about going there!

    Communists Planning Armed Insurrection on Twitter
    BY DEBRA HEINE SEPTEMBER 27, 2018


    Antifa Podcast The Guillotine. Image via Facebook.

    Communist agitators took to Twitter this week to brainstorm strategies for a violent armed insurrection against their perceived enemies.

    “Dr. Bones,” the co-host of the far-left podcast The Guillotine, started the conversation going with his 5,000-plus Twitter followers. Bones (@Ole_Bonsey on Twitter) asked: “Hey quick little question for military minded lefties: should leftists train/organize in a ‘insurgent’ focus where they blend into a civilian population for potential attacks or a more ‘militia’ structure focused on holding/maintaining turf?”

    Antifa Calls for ‘Slaughter’ of Border Patrol Dogs
    Bones went on to suggest that fellow travelers organize “hidden cells” and focus on ambushes and assassinations to bleed “right-leaning forces” dry. He said that during the day comrades should pretend to be into “helping everybody” and never talk about their “nighttime activities.”

  17. Larry Ledwick says:

    This might explain why the push for the time limited FBI investigation.
    Hints that the Dems may have another allegation that they plan on dropping when the FBI investigation opens up.

    https://ilovemyfreedom.org/bombshell-democrat-chris-coons-just-gave-away-sickening-game-plan-i-dont-control-other-allegations/

  18. jim2 says:

    I have no doubt that other people will come out with other charges, but the Redimowits have to hold fast on this last delay. OTOH, an FBI investigation will give cover to the left-leaners to vote K in.

  19. H.R. says:

    Re: Antifa Guerrilla movement.

    I think baited traps will be set if they actually attempt that.

  20. Larry Ledwick says:

    OTOH, an FBI investigation will give cover to the left-leaners to vote K in.

    That is surely possible, some of the Dems may have said that they would like to vote yes on him but they need political cover to do it. – OR – it could be a con to setup the Republicans, using that ruse to get the FBI investigation and then dropping their bomb shell.

    Only time will tell – of course this also gives the Republicans a week to look under rocks for dirt on the Dem effort to torpedo the appointment.

  21. E.M.Smith says:

    Per the Antifa loony toons playing toy army:

    Well, I’d wager the Patriot side has a whole lot more ability and material for the counter punch… IF the Antifa folks “go there” I think they will find their next big meeting happening in the Big House ’cause police and military don’t take kindly to that kind of thing. TLAs are pretty good at putting infiltrators into such organizations for the “take down”…

    Per the FBI dodge:

    IMHO the best thing that could happen is for this to go to the floor, and Trump to have in place the votes to pass it first thing in the morning. Truncates the whole circus of fraud.

    IF the FBI is handed this for a 1 week delay, it will be about Thursday when the next “INCOMING!” happens in the planned and orchestrated Bimbo Eruption.

    BTW, saw something about Savage claiming Ford (via family) is up to her eyeballs in CIA connections. Didn’t have time for notes, but something like Dad and Brother (whatever her maiden name was – Blasey? Something…) were direct employed and she ran / runs some kind of CIA internship program out of Stanford. No idea the veracity, but deserves checking.

    I’d not be at all surprised to find the TLAs running this from back stage. It’s exactly what they do to other countries. But before “going there” I’d need to see some hard evidence. I wonder if “Trump’s Guy” has got a handle on the CIA yet…

  22. E.M.Smith says:

    Here’s a reference:

    Looks like they are arguing fine points of timing and levels of indirection in actions. I don’t know what conclusion will be reached…

  23. Larry Ledwick says:

    President Trump just cut them off at the pass:

    Sarah Sanders
    ‏Verified account
    @PressSec

    Statement from President @realDonaldTrump:
    “I’ve ordered the FBI to conduct a supplemental investigation to update Judge Kavanaugh’s file. As the Senate has requested, this update must be limited in scope and completed in less than one week.”

    He now controls the terms of the investigation and its duration.

  24. philjourdan says:

    Flake was not one who realized that.

  25. Larry Ledwick says:

    Meanwhile the extreme left are chatting up a violent general strike if Kavanaugh is confirmed.

    Hopefully they will discover that the folks who have jobs are not interested in their plan.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/09/armed-leftists-call-for-mass-violence-if-brett-kavanaugh-confirmed-to-scotus/

    https://farleftwatch.com/armed-leftists-call-for-violent-strike-if-kavanaugh-is-confirmed/

  26. H.R. says:

    Larry Ledwick says:
    28 September 2018 at 11:21 pm

    “Meanwhile the extreme left are chatting up a violent general strike if Kavanaugh is confirmed.”

    Dang! I won’t be able to get my Starbucks coffee. Oh wait… I don’t patronize Starbucks.
    😜

    Seriously, Larry, can you think of any sort of strike the extreme left could pull off that amounted to more than a burp in the wind? They don’t have real jobs!

    The extreme left resides in NGOs, academia, the offended-for-hire, and government. If theyv-vthe extreme left – ALL struck tomorrow, there wouldn’t be the merest ripple of an effect in anyone’s but their lives.

    “WORKERS UNITE!” Um, no. Ain’t gonna happen.

    The blue collar workers are excited to be employed again after their jobs were shipped overseas. They have options. They are in demand. They can negotiate better wages all on their own. And most importantly, they don’t give a rat’s hind end about SJW PC BS.

  27. Graeme No.3 says:

    As a stranger to USA procedures can anyone enlighten me as to Impeachment? I think that it is not limited to Presidents but applies to other holders of public office. Could this apply to say, a senior Senator from California, if it was found that fraudulent information was deliberately used?

  28. E.M.Smith says:

    “Impeachment” is roughly the same as “indictment” as in “I can indict a ham sandwich”. It is only and entirely a finding by the appropriate body (in the case of the Feds, the house) that there is enough “cause” to ask questions. Then the party and the cause is tossed over into the Senate where they conduct a “trial”.

    So Bill Clinton was impeached by the House. The Senate said “What, no Sex with Interns? Nah!” and let him off the hook…

  29. H.R. says:

    @Graeme No. 3

    Impeachment is a political process. The President and certain other political positions are protected from civil and criminal charges or lawsuits, If they weren’t so protected, the obvious thing to do would be to bring suit after suit after suit – civil or criminal – to the point that the office holder was totally incapable of performing the duties of the office.

    Then you arrive at what E.M. said. Since charges can’t go through the justice system, the House of Representatives votes whether or not the person charged should be tried by the Senate which will then vote whether or not the officeholder will remain in their position.

    If they vote against the officeholder, the person is removed from office. Then that person will no longer be protected and can be tried the usual way in civil or criminal court.

  30. gallopingcamel says:

    I can’t remember being as angry at the 1991 attempted Borking of Clarence Thomas.

    One would have thought that GOP senators would have figured out what is going on. For the last week I have “Fast Forwarded” over all the Fox News shows (Lou Dobbs, Tucker Carlson, Hannity and Laura Ingraham) which featured the Kavanaugh hearings which meant at least 75%.

    If the Senate won’t confirm Kavanaugh I won’t get out of bed on election day. What has this country become when people like Flynn and Kavanaugh can be destroyed by a perverted “Justice” system and the people who do it face no consequences?

    Time to march on Washington and camp out there until the swamp dwellers leave.

  31. Larry Ledwick says:

    Thread from twitter on how the Dems work this sort of issue:

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1045516473983279106.html

  32. beththeserf says:

    Christine Ford, frequent flier.

  33. Larry Ledwick says:

    gallopingcamel says:
    29 September 2018 at 5:06 am

    I can’t remember being as angry at the 1991 attempted Borking of Clarence Thomas.

    Probably because that sort of abuse was predictable from the Dems against a conservative black nominee and more importantly they did not succeed in keeping him off the court. It was reprehensible but expected and did not block the final appointment.

    This time you have a man who has repeatedly been judged as one of the best jurists in the country, with a spotless record not even a whisper of corruption or misbehavior and they went completely into the gutter, not just some girl on the side but allegations of the basest possible nature.

    They have finally jumped the shark and gone so far that even life long Democrats are revolted.

  34. beththeserf says:

    Would like to find some earlier interviews with Christine Ford. Does she
    always speak in that little girl voice?

  35. David A says:

    G.C.
    Please vote regardless.
    President Trump usually turns a defeat to a victory rather quickly.
    This CIA stuff is out there, yet while Savage is often animated, he is not baseless. To put K through more of this appears very broken.

  36. E.M.Smith says:

    @Beththeserf:

    Interesting question. I noticed the weak and squeaky aspect but failed to make the connection to “little girl” voice. Now you got me wondering is it part of the act?

    She has students so some stuff ought to be on video…

  37. E.M.Smith says:

    Interesting… This looks like her (in fact, the picture of her with kid looks like the one folks have used just to lift her picture from – used in some news articles). Yet she isn’t going by Ford.
    https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Christine_Blasey

    Has a network of researchers she connects with and writes with. Looks like a lot of articles about various emotional and mental dysfunctions. What’s that old saw about psychologists being about as nutty as their patients? (Higher or highest rate of “issues” in the profession – thought to be due to folks “with issues” being attracted to the field as it applies to them, IIRC.)

    So it looks like one needs to look for her under two names. Blasey and Ford.

  38. jim2 says:

    I hope the FBI investigates these mysterious “beach friends” who urged her to get a lawyer. I’m betting the “beach friends” flew out from DC. I hope Trump gets creative with the FBI investigation. There is a lot to investigate on the Ford side of the equation.

  39. beththeserf says:

    E.M. I’ve tried to find her under both names, no luck. Does a professional woman
    of her age really speak and act like she did in the interview?

  40. p.g.sharrow says:

    Blasey-Ford’s field/business is on how to manipulate other people. In particular, the training of people on how to manipulate other groups of people.

    On her requirement for a second front entrance to her home. That is part of converting her house from a residence only, to a business/residence use. She wants to change an addition to her home into a separate legal address so she can operate a home business. In some zoning you can operate a business from your home if you have a separate entrance into your business. This is often used by Doctors, Detectives, Real Estate brokers, Consultants, Beauticians, etc.

    This entire operation was a made for television show to raise money and launch her business.

    Trump jumping onto the “Send out the FBI” band wagon, might prove to be his next step in exposing the deep state game. Those people don’t realize the 7th floor operative control of information has been gutted. Turning the Field FBI loose on this could be the thing that breaks this thing wide open. Kavanaugh and his connections have been widely investigated already. nothing much to do there. But the accusers and their connections are a whole new field of inquire, and the entire FBI has been ordered to dig into it “Now” !

    Be careful about what you wish for! You may get more than you can deal with. The Radical Left might be unmasked by their own demands…pg

  41. Larry Ledwick says:

    Regarding the little girl voice see the video link above on her body language, it is discussed during that analysis. Also the fact she is a psychologist who should be skilled in public presentation methods for manipulation.

    https://bombardsbodylanguage.com/2018/09/28/body-language-brett-kavanaugh-hearing-accuser-dr-christine-blasey-ford/

    ===================
    From twitter:
    unseen1 @unseen1_unseen
    3 minutes ago

    Something the media is not telling you. Every day longer the Kavanaugh saga goes on is one less day democrat Senators have to campaign for re-election. Also every day longer it goes on it fires up the GOP base more. At this point, the dems are really stuck in a catch 22.

    unseen1 @unseen1_unseen
    3 minutes ago

    The dems can’t have Kavanaugh confirmed, yet to continue to fight him they increase the risks of losing the mid-terms. If they end the fight without being seen as fighting to the last person, they risk massive backlash from their base.

    unseen1 @unseen1_unseen
    3 minutes ago

    If the dems fail to stop Kavanaugh confirmation even if they fight with everything they risk their base being demoralized right before the midterms. The media will never explain to you the danger the dems are in over this confirmation

    unseen1 @unseen1_unseen

    The GOP face some major risks too but all their risks are on the side of a failure to confirm. The dems risks are multifaceted. The GOP can string it out some, sure it will piss off some people but as long as the final outcome is Kavanaugh on the SCOTUS the GOP base will be okay.

    unseen1 @unseen1_unseen
    3 minutes ago

    The Dems are the ones in the more risky position here. I restate that the dems should have quickly allowed the process to go through. The dem base would have forgotten for the most part by mid-terms and would have gone back to Trump hate as the primary driver.

    unseen1 @unseen1_unseen
    3 minutes ago

    Instead, the dems made this confirmation literally a hill to die on. the GOP being in the majority has the power to strike a devastating blow to the entire dem party both short terms (mid-terms) and long term (loss of SCOTUS)

    unseen1 @unseen1_unseen
    3 minutes ago

    Regardless of the final outcome of this confirmation from a conservative/right leaning POV, the dems have shown the GOP base that it is imperative that the GOP holds the Senate or not one Judge will be seated in the next 2 years on any court.

    President Trump by approving the limited time FBI investigation has stolen 10 days or so from the Dems for mid term campaigning and prep. They now have to continue a full court press on the Ford allegations, not to mention that his personal security folks may have run down some things on people during the public testimony period when everyone was focused there. For example that second front entrance issue and the fact that although she uses is as a time benchmark claiming she installed that entrance in 2011 or 2012, the building permits for the remodel were issued in 2008. Her air travel records also shows that was a bogus excuse to buy time. This novel will be a page turner right up until the surprise ending I suspect.

    Meanwhile in the background Trump has gotten things done with practically no public awareness like the continuing budget resolution that pushes that debate into December after the midterms.

  42. Larry Ledwick says:

    By the way forgot to put a divider the above comment (29 September 2018 at 6:02 pm) near the end.
    The last two paragraphs above are my additional commentary not those of unseen1_unseen from twitter.

  43. Larry Ledwick says:

    Ooops posted this in the wrong thead:
    29 September 2018 at 7:21 pm

    Hmmm interesting – appears Ms Ford misrepresented her professional qualifications under oath before Congress.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/09/psych-out-is-christine-ford-a-doctor-there-are-no-records-to-prove-this-in-state-of-california-database/

    ====================
    From twitter:
    TheLastRefuge Retweeted
    Jennifer Jacobs @JenniferJJacobs
    9 minutes ago
    Jennifer Jacobs Retweeted DC McAllister
    A person who knew both Kavanaugh and Ford in high school tells me:
    “This FBI mini investigation is going to uncover some fairly unpleasant things about the witnesses. I hope that stuff stays private.”
    Friends from back then aren’t talking with one another about it — too toxic.Jennifer Jacobs added,
    DC McAllister

    @McAllisterDen
    Christine Blasey Ford was a classmate of mine at UNC. We graduated in 1988. I want to ask Christine if she remembers partying at Trolls, drinking at He’s Not Here. Hooking up with guys at Henderson Street. Eating at Time Out. Remember those days, Christine? Tell us about them.

    ===============
    Now the question is, did the Dems open Pandora’s box by insisting on an FBI investigation, they may be pulling the lid off of a lot of personal indiscretions from the past.

  44. Larry Ledwick says:

    Hmmm – from twitter:

    David Horowitz
    ‏@horowitz39
    6 minutes ago

    The employer of the 3rd woman to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct sued her for engaging in “unwelcome, sexually offensive conduct” towards two male colleagues followed by “false and retaliatory allegations” of sexual harassment against them when they refused her advances

    This might be relevant to the veracity of the 3rd witness.

  45. jim2 says:

    A year or two ago, I would have felt a tinge that I was cynical or paranoid, or that I would be thought of that way, but now …

    The whole Flake in the elevator with women yelling at him about sexual harassment was more than likely staged for the cameras and Flake more than likely knew it was going to happen. As we’ve seen in Spades this week, “cover” is everything in politics these days. Ford gave cover to the Dimowits and RINOs to delay confirmation, and the elevator scene gave Flake cover to flip and say he wouldn’t vote yea without a FBI investigation.

    The opposition wanted this investigation so badly. I can’t help but fear something will come out of it that will delay or nuke K’s confirmation. I feel that I can call the Redimowits Republicans now. They have at last risen above the Dimowits. I hope they prevail because they are the closest thing I can call Good that we have. They need to vote next week come Hell or High Water!

  46. E.M.Smith says:

    We know the Dems desperately wanted an FBI “investigation”. Seemed like every one of them asked for it several times. Then they arranged an ambush of the weakest player on the Repub side (Flake). Now they’ve got it. Goal Dems.

    So what was their purpose and what was gained?

    At least a one week delay.
    Potential to dirty him / mud toss for another week.
    Cooridination of strategy and exterior groups for more “protests”.
    One week on biased news cycles setting the image of him as rapist in voters minds.
    anything else?

    What did the Repubs gain?

    (crickets…..)

    Trump needs to start giving strategy lessons to his party and hand out The Art Of War…

  47. jim2 says:

    If Maxine Waters doxed some Senators, Trump needs to set in motion actions that will result in an indictment. There isn’t much that would be better than to get rid of her.

  48. E.M.Smith says:

    ok, read the comments about an Aikido like reversal of the FBI investigation. I’d call it a weak maybe. But this is Trump who called for it, so maybe… can he pick who does the investigating? Make sure they are honest, not players?

  49. E.M.Smith says:

    @Jim2:

    What are the grounds to impeach a Senator? Rep?

  50. Larry Ledwick says:

    I think that is like the ham sandwich – who is in control of the appropriate congressional committees. If the R’s cull out the D’s during the mid terms they might be able to go after both Feinstein and Waters but there would be a lot of shouting and fit throwing on the left.

    The question is does Trump need the distraction created by the FBI investigation to close some deal? I think he is baiting a pit full of stakes for the Dem’s with it but not sure what the actual play will be.

    He has a knack for finding seams in the defense and blowing through the line when you least expect it, so I am not worrying about it and just popping some pop corn. At this point nothing I can do to affect the out come so just watch the game and see who the MVP turns out to be.

  51. Larry Ledwick says:

    True pundit article on the true objective and long game of world communism evident in the Kavanaugh lynching.

    https://truepundit.com/paine-the-slow-communist-subversion-of-the-united-states-has-culminated-in-the-brett-kavanaugh-case/

  52. Larry Ledwick says:

    Michael Yon on how extreme feminism is being manipulated into a weapon against democracies.

  53. H.R. says:

    @Larry: It’s not the culmination. The culmination is always violence, either a lot or a little, and I don’t think that will end well for the forces of world communism.

    I do believe that there are enough Americans imbued with the spirit of 1776 that an attempt of a violent takeover of America by Communists (by my definition, Communism = Global Socialism) will come to a sad and sorry end. We are still too close to our revolutionary and pioneering forebears for any such effort to succeed.

    Too many pictures of grandpa and great-grandpa on the mantle, too many old uniforms stored in old mothballs, too many firearms in the hands of patriots to even think of a violent communist takeover in the U.S.A.

    I hope things don’t get ugly or bloody. But if they do, I’m fairly certain that the wisdom of our forbears that caused them to include the 2nd Amendment in our Constitution will keep the U.S.A. from succumbing to tyranny.

  54. Larry Ledwick says:

    It did not link to his text so here is the accompanying editorial from Michael Yon.

    Michael Yon shared Candace Owens’s video.
    8 mins ·
    Crazy Accusers: Comfort Women in Japan, and Kavanaugh in USA

    Most rational people likely can see the problems with the Kavanaugh accusations. Many of those rational people still drive forward with the accusations because they have something to gain.

    Others simply are irrational.

    I’ve frequently posted on the comfort women issue since 2014. Basically, China is putting a lot of people up such as Korean and American feminist organizations to accuse Japan of kidnapping and raping up to 400,000 women during World War II.

    The accusation started at about 200 ‘victims’ in 1978, and from there blossomed to 400,000. The first accusation came from a Japanese communist who later admitted that he made it all up. But his accusation of about 200 was seized upon, and year after year it grew to 400,000.

    The information warriors realized that very few people believed the 400,000 number, so they kept dialing it back until the accusation stabilized at 200,000 where it stands today.

    I attended three of their mass-rape protests in Seoul, Korea. The Chinese have done a great job in gathering up the feminists and herding them in a useful (for Chinese) direction.

    The feminists organizations are “crazy in a bottle.” Anyone who can saddle that crazy herd has a useful fool indeed. They can’t really saddle ‘crazy’ but they use the herd to stampede over targets.

    In a nutshell, the feminist organizations that China winds up against Japan are exactly like this woman.

    Just identify, nurture, guide, fund, and you have a virtual army and maximum deniability.

    On a related but separate topic, this is how jihadist attackers are collected and deployed: Identify. Groom. Nurture. Inspire. Deploy. Often this is done with nothing more than internet work.

    She might be just a random kook, or part of an organization. I have no idea about her particular case. In a different situation, this sort of brain can be groomed into an eco-terrorist. A suicide bomber. A Nazi, Communist, or just about anything the manipulator wishes to create.

    This woman is everything one needs to know about World War II comfort women accusers. Imagine organizing tens of thousands of nuts like this and stampeding them on command.

  55. H.R. says:

    Candace Owens is astute, fully awakened, and becoming more and more educated on what she, a black female, has been subjected to to keep her and others, black or white, on the Democrat communist plantation.

    I am in awe of Candace Owens; her awareness and her courage. Hell pf a woman!

  56. Larry Ledwick says:

    Well this is interesting if true:
    From twitter:
    S.H.M. Retweeted
    Phil Petty
    ‏@phil_petty
    24 hours ago

    •Jill Strzok is Peter Strzoks’ sister-in-law
    •Jill Strzok works with Thomas Blasey
    •Thomas Blasey is Christine Ford’s brother
    •3 degrees of separation between Christine Ford and Peter Strzok
    There are NO coincidences.

  57. Larry Ledwick says:

    From twitter:
    BREAKING: The Senate Judiciary Committee has referred potential false statements alleging misconduct by Judge Kavanaugh to federal law enforcement for criminal investigation after accuser recanted.

  58. philjourdan says:

    And the FBI leaks have already started. I just hope that the 7th floor is clean now. If not, this may be a long week for the innocent.

  59. E.M.Smith says:

    Had not heard this one before. Looks like some guy has said it might have been him Ford was remembering…

  60. cdquarles says:

    There is no mechanism in the Constitution to impeach Federal Senators or Congressmen. You vote them out. In the old days, the people voted House members in or out; and state legislators, either did it directly or indirectly via statute. For similar officers at the State and local levels, refer to said state’s constitutions and/or codes.

  61. Larry Ledwick says:

    A summary of the current political battle over Kavanaugh from twitter:
    (I am going to just push all the posts together without all the headers for readability)

    unseen1 @unseen1_unseen
    10:48 AM – 30 Sep 2018
    1. I’ve debated posting this thread because it’s seems kind of basic but I’ll go ahead since I continue to see so much “muh we are all doomed” everywhere. As always think as you will.

    This is what a political battle looks like.

    There are many players in the political battle.

    2. Most of these players are on one of two teams. One team wants to get Kavanaugh confirmed. The other team doesn’t want him confirmed.

    3. Everyday each team suits up and fights the political battle. Some days one team wins big, some days they win small, and some days they lose skirmishes within the battle. Some days they do all three.

    4. The team with the most wins will not necessarily reach their goal at the end. It matters on when the wins occur, how big the wins and if critical objectives and timelines were secured.

    5. Each team has their own strategy, their own leaders, agents, double agents, foot-soldiers, intelligence staff, financiers, etc.

    6. Neither team is going to quit until one or the other wins. This is conflict to the political death now. Neither side can walk away. One or the other will be victorious. There is no participation award.

    7. It is also important to understand this isn’t the same political battle as the tax cuts, or omnibus, Obamacare or the Wall. Each political battle is in it’s own way unique. While many of the players, ploys and tactics remain the same in many cases the battle is still unique.

    8. Now with all of the above in mind the biggest thing to keep aware of is there are TWO teams this time. Unlike much of the Obama years where there was one team which pretended to be two.This battle has two very different teams.

    9. Another important fact to keep in mind is that like a game of chess each side will make a move in reaction to the the other moves.

    10. One final point to highlight. Nothing happens in a vacuum. The moves one team makes has to take into account the possible counter attacks the other team will or have made.

    11. Just a quick status report on where the battle currently is. Trump and the GOP are currently winning. The Dems/left are in a very unfavorable position but they are not out of it yet. If you are the type that likes a score it’s 48-47.

    12.There are 5 pieces currently stuck behind the GOP lines that seem to want to move to the Dem lines. The objective now for the GOP is keep them & the objective for the Dems is to give them covering firing to come over or delay the GOP from being able to use them

    13. The GOP only needs 2 out of the 5. It would be great to get all 5 but we only need 2 more votes for final victory.

    14. So the GOP are bending over backwards to keep these 5, while the Dems are going all out to either open up the lines ( accusations, bribes, friendship reminders etc) or give enough covering to delay (FBI, crying in elevators, office sit ins, bribes, phones calls etc.).

    15. As long as the 5 don’t have cover when the vote is called, they will most likely vote to confirm. The longer the delay the less likely of a vote, the more accusations the more they will vote no.

    16. So the GOP are ripping up the cover point by point. The Dems were unable to stop the vote Friday and Kavanaugh/Ford provided Flake with no cover so he had to vote Yes.

    17. The Dems countered with a request for FBI seeking to provide cover. Flake, Collins and Murcowski said it was good enough cover for them. So the GOP had no choice but to delay and begin to dismantle that cover.

    18. The Dems are trying to get the cover back with leaks of the limited scope/time etc so far no dice.

    19. While that skirmish is going on the GOP destroyed 3 of the 5 accusations of the dems, ripping up more cover. The Dems are running out of cover. They will make more no doubt.

    20. But the cover is getting weaker. Again this isn’t the Obama years where one team pretended to be two. And No the players didn’t morph into MAGA people. However, very powerful players have joined the battle and placed their political reputations/capital on the line.

    21. The goal of confirmation is wanted by these people. They aren’t play acting like they do during a debt ceiling or amnesty battle.

    22. The battle is reaching a climax. This week should see it’s completion one way or the other. As it is the GOP is in the stronger position. This is shown in the fact the 2 Dem red senators have not said they will vote no. Can the GOP still lose? Yes.

    23. However, with Trump and Mitch working together, I like the GOP chances. The main battles this week will be to rip up the FBI cover and hold two votes. Do those 3 things and ultimate victory can be had. The Dems goal is to produce more cover and delay.

    24. Finally, this is what a political battle looks like. Both sides are still in the fight. We aren’t doomed. In fact the history of the last 2years of Trump with these battles should make one confident we have a very good chance of victory.

    25. Understand there is a chance we can still lose and support the battle as best as possible. Going around crying “muh we are all doomed” doesn’t help anything and in fact just spreads defeatism.

  62. E.M.Smith says:

    I would add to that list that the Dems are also playing for the Midterm Win – sowing dissension, racial strife, playing the Abused WomEn card, Evil Man card, etc. etc. all in an attempt to make Repubs look bad (not all that hard for some of them…). EVERY delay is a win day for them as their chosen tactic gets more airtime and play.

    The notion that the Repubs win because the Dems can’t campaign while this is going on misses the point that this IS the Dems campaigning… Kavanaugh not confirmed: Look we won for you! Kavanaugh wins: Look evil Republicans elected RAPIST!!!!! MAN!!!!! to supreme court. They are playing a Knight Fork and the Republicans are trying for a Castle Right Side… (guaranteed kill of some kind attack vs hunker down defense).

  63. Larry Ledwick says:

    yes very much depends on how you define a “win”. That is like the old Analog Science Fiction story that was based on a never ending war between earth and some space aliens, and the leadership did not understand why the aliens had not surrendered.

    The problem is the Terrans defined victory differently than the space aliens. The earth forces were doing body counts (hints of Vietnam as this was when the story came out), and the aliens were a hive civilization that did not care how many worker bees died, and defined victory on the basis of survival of the hive queen.

    Both sides thought they were winning, so peace was not even on the table – just one more battle and we will be the victor mind set drove the war to continue without end.

    The Dems play a long term gain and seek lots of small incremental wins each moving toward that long term goal, where the R’s work for a big win on a key principle of the day, and then walk away and go back to normal daily business. A few on the conservative side understand the difference President Trump being one of them and he is gradually moving the conservatives toward a full court press offense of applying max pressure all the time at all weak points to destroy the root of the Progressive tree not just break off some branches.

  64. Power Grab says:

    @ E.M. re “What’s that old saw about psychologists being about as nutty as their patients? (Higher or highest rate of “issues” in the profession – thought to be due to folks “with issues” being attracted to the field as it applies to them, IIRC.)”

    That was my first thought when I heard what her profession was.

    I had a college roommate once who was a Jewish grad student from Chicago who was majoring in psychology. I got a new room after Christmas break. I realized I was beginning to expect other people to treat me in the hateful way she treated me. When someone says something about an “evil eye”, I think of her.

    I didn’t get any resistance from the hall staff about my request for a new room.

    That was my first experience with an unstable (or at least unfriendly) psych major. The next was a dean.

    Anyway, now I expect psych majors to have “issues”. Sad.

  65. jim2 says:

    I suspect part of the delay of her testimony was so she could be rehearsed for affect and substance of answers. I suspect also that she was outright lying that it was K and knows it. I suspect she is a political activist and agent of the Dimowit party. She is not to be believed when it comes to K. Disgusting sub-human.

  66. Power Grab says:

    @ Larry Ledwick re: “3 degrees of separation between Christine Ford and Peter Strzok”

    I saved a screen shot of a photo on Twitter of the two of them with evil smirks on their faces. What a coinkydink!

    How do I post it here?

  67. Larry Ledwick says:

    I assume you mean this meme?

    That look you get when you are lying

  68. E.M.Smith says:

    @PowerGrab:

    To post a link, just paste it in.
    https://s14-eu5.startpage.com/cgi-bin/serveimage?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi.4cdn.org%2Fpol%2F1538251351143.jpg&sp=69b6b62c86e8e42d11b24bcc1a6b3064

    For what Larry did, you type some HTML around it.

    <a href=”https://s14-eu5.startpage.com/cgi-bin/serveimage?url=http%3A%2F%2Fi.4cdn.org%2Fpol%2F1538251351143.jpg&sp=69b6b62c86e8e42d11b24bcc1a6b3064″ rel=”nofollow”> That look you get when you are lying</a>

  69. jim2 says:

    Re the woman who was screaming at Flake in the elevator:

    But Archila is an experienced activist with ties to George Soros. She is co-executive director of the left-wing Center for Popular Democracy, a New York-based organizing group that gets much of its money from the liberal billionaire.

    https://www.westernjournal.com/ct/identity-woman-screamed-flake-elevator-revealed-soros-connection-uncovered

  70. Larry Ledwick says:

  71. beththeserf says:

    This is part of the long war for big-stakes, take-over of parliamentary
    democracy by a globalist supra-state – Soros/Democrat socialist warriors,
    and UN Agenda 21 blue-print for suss-development – they go together like
    a horse and carriage,

  72. E.M.Smith says:

    I probably ought to also note that a simple .jpg or similar image will display, but the example I pasted in has more “stuff” so just shows up as a link…

    @Beththeserf:

    Yup. IMHO, the “Globalists” are more completely named “Globalist 3rd Way Socialists – AKA Fascists of the Italian Socialist kind”. It was Mussolini who coined the term “3rd Way” for his brand of Socialism. I’ve seen Bill Clinton (prototypical globalist…) on video saying “We’re 3rd Way” so he’s on board with it; and the whole notion is you leave nominal private ownership, but the Government through lots of regulation calls the shots – while making insiders rich… in the name of Socialism. The EU is clearly in love with “3rd Way Socialism” (AKA “Market Socialism”) and in the USA it is sometimes called “Crony Capitalism” though that is a bit more ambiguous as it implies a bit more Capitalist control of Government.

    In short, the only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that the Democrats want “Market Socialism” where the main center of power is in the Government while the Republicans want “Crony Capitalism” that is distinguished from “Market Socialism” only by having Businesses flush more money and less power to Washington… In both cases the big organizations win and the “little guy” loses and nobody has any effective competition.

  73. Power Grab says:

    @ Larry Ledwick and EM: Yes, that’s it!

    Thanks for the instructions, too. :-)

  74. Larry Ledwick says:

    From twitter:
    John Hawkins @johnhawkinsrwn

    John Hawkins Retweeted Phil Mattingly
    This is absolutely devastating. No fair minded person can read this and then think, “Kavanaugh must be guilty.”

    Analysis of Dr. Christine Blazy Ford’s Allegations

  75. Larry Ledwick says:

    One key point in Blazey-Ford’s time line was her assertion that she ran into Kavanaugh “shortly after the incident in the Safeway store” – she places the time of the incident in 1982

  76. Larry Ledwick says:

    Add this to the major time line error in the building permits issued for the work on the second front door of her home which she alleged was due to her claustrophobia, were actually issued in 2012 not 2008, and the purpose of the second door also apparently was for use as an office in the home, a relatively common configuration used by professionals who have a home based business due to requirements that it have a separate business entrance.

  77. Larry Ledwick says:

    Commentary on what really happened at the Kavanaugh hearings – the final day and Lindsey Graham’s rip of the Democrats has changed our political culture. Republicans finally got pissed off enough to “in your face” with the Democrats and their pompous grand standing was shown to the world.

    I have seen dozens of tweets on Twitter of life long Democrats saying that was it they can no longer associate themselves with the Democrats and the will vote a straight R ballot top to bottom in the coming mid term elections. I suspect we witnessed a major turning point in our political terrain comparable to Trump’s entry into the white house.

    https://townhall.com/columnists/markdavis/2018/09/28/untitled-n2523392

  78. Larry Ledwick says:

    A summary of how this whole process looks.

    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1046611274753290240.html

  79. beththeserf says:

    Yes E.M, choice btw 2 ways of ruling the cits. Reason why less guvuhmint is
    preferable to more , for cits… And why constitutional non-fiat rule of law is not
    always popular with yr philosopher kings ‘n cronies.

  80. E.M.Smith says:

    A partly related sidebar:

    Tim Pool (Timcast) has a video here:

    That basically is about some guy (gamer?) who won’t participate in some kind of streaming conversation with women as he wants to avoid any hint of impropriety (and the attendant problems both legal and domestic with his SO…) . Then gets flack for it. The video then explores why men might be reluctant to work with, hire, mentor, be in the same room with, etc. etc. women.

    What got me, though, was the comments. I’ve read a few pages of them and its strange. Essentially 100% saying “Hell yes! I’d never {hire, work with, mentor, look at, talk to, be alone with, go to lunch with,…} a woman at work.

    Here I’d thought I was being over the top with my quasi-paranoid statement / behaviour of “only look at eyes and mouth (and only as I sometimes need lip reading help) and never discuss anything but direct work topics.” Little did I know I was being the more adventuresome of the group! His audience is a younger crowd. Perhaps it is a millennial thing… They have spent their whole life dealing with it… for me it was more of a “last minute retread” ;-)

    And it is all due to crap like the Kavenaugh accusations. ANY woman at ANY time can do the je accuse! thing and if you were EVER alone together (or in her presence), you are toast. So rational men just won’t ever be alone in a room with a woman nor go to lunch together nor walk her to her car at night nor really interact at all if it can be avoided. Why take on any risk that has zero reward? (Sorry ladies, a smile and thank you is not enough reward when the risk is being charged with sexual harassment for smiling back…)

    Well, it’s an eye opener to me. Had no idea it was “anyone beyond me”. Seems there’s even an acronym (sure sign something is happening) of MGTOW – Men Going Their Own Way.

    Now it is not a random sample by any means, and I see plenty of folks working in mix sex work groups so it clearly isn’t entirely limiting… but I know I’d be happy to do a “One on One meeting” with guys, but would ponder just a bit if it were “me and some woman”… Essentially, every event involving a woman now comes with an obligatory Risk Assessment – and if the risk is too high, it’s not going to happen.

    Sidebar on risk:

    On one occasion I joined a company as an I.T. Manager. One “team leader” was a 20 something woman who was “nicely proportioned” if a bit slim and “not hard to look at”. But having had Managers And The Law every 2 years at Apple, I only made eye contact and occasionally looked at her lips to pick up some missing sounds. ALL discussions were dispassionate and about work issues. ALL were conducted in open view (as my desk was in a cubical). I was in about my second week on the job and getting oriented still when she came to my cubical to “talk”. Now I have great peripheral vision (motorcycle riding and karate trains it well) so I could clearly see all of her, despite an iron lock of eyes only. TIGHT hip hugger pants. Knit top with 1/2 sleeves, low neckline, and bare midriff. I’m thinking: “Bit risque for work even in silicon valley, but I’ll check to see if there’s a dress code before saying anything.” She postures and wiggles her tummy and hips a little. I’m wondering if she’s trying to flirt, or just cold, or what. We finish our dry discussion of whatever the work topic was and I turn back to my desk. ( I’m seated in my office chair, looking up hill to avoid midriff… the whole conversation.)

    LATER, I find out she has one sexual harassment suit already going against another male employee in my group. (Nobody bothered to mention that in the job interview… I now have a standard question I ask: “Are there any current or anticipated law suits in the group?”…)

    Well, short version, about a week later they hire a new, woman, VP over me. Likely so it’s a female making decisions about the suit. I get “walked out”. BUT, not for any cause. She was clearly a rabid feminist, but there was zero that could be hung on me. I’d done everything right. So basically I was bought out. Got something like a several months severance package… That was when I started private consulting. Figured if I didn’t make any money in a few months, no loss ;-)

    It was also clear to me that the “little vixen” when wiggling was trying to either get me suckered into an affair or an attempt at an affair, or failing that, an “elevator eyes” and comment charge (under California Law, just looking up and down is defined as “Elevator Eyes” and proof of a harassment claim, regardless of the state of dress of the “harassed”… or if you are her manager and responsible for dress code enforcement) or at least some comment about her state of dress ( a lesser but still chargeable issue if the context is right, and it would have contributed to her “generally harassing workplace” claim in her suit). Instead, she got nothing, so angled to get me dumped with her new besty V.P. (my “will you leave for this much money?” meeting came 2 days right after Ms. Vixen had a 1 on 1 with the new V.P. and “the company” decided having no men in the line of command would be “better” for their law suit positioning.

    Now I didn’t complain about it. Frankly, I saw it as getting a huge chunk of money for nothing from a company I’d decided I didn’t really like, working for a person who I definitely didn’t want to work with. I had basically been thinking about giving notice anyway, but was “sticking it out” as it seemed wrong to only work a few weeks somewhere and bail on them. So I was happy.

    BUT:

    I was never so glad for my PC Paranoia Training in my life! But for that, I’d likely have looked at her wiggling midriff and at least said “You look nice but I think that’s maybe a bit informal for work” and found myself sued. (Likely joined in the original suit as “generally harassing environment” evidence). So now you will never ever find me saying anything to any woman about clothing. IFF it ever came up as a workplace issue, I’d punt it to H.R. (or even, likely leave it for someone else to take it to H.R….)

    But now I know it isn’t only me…

  81. Larry Ledwick says:

    This showing up on twitter just a bit ago. Looks like they might be fast tracking this and could take a vote late Monday if true, sort of blind side the Dems.

    Yashar Ali @yashar
    1 hour ago
    More
    NEW: Officials say the F.B.I.’s “limited” supplemental background check of Judge Kavanaugh could be finished by Monday morning.

    ——

    Yes those work issues and legal liabilities are forcing changes. I know a company that just recently moved into a new building shortly after a similar issue came up and part of the remodel for the new building was that every office had to have a full length window about a foot wide in the door or adjacent to the door.

    Men are far more cautious about who they interact with and how than they used to be, especially in high friction situations.

  82. E.M.Smith says:

    This is more than just a window in a door. Some of the comments were a lot stronger than I’d expected. Here’s a couple of the more mild ones:

    Myvintageiron7512
    I am a business owner and I will NEVER!! hire a woman they are not worth the risk also they are far more unproductive. they can simply accuse a man with no facts they can do it out of spite if they get pissed off at a man and his career and professional life is over sorry ladies you are a liability good luck with your job opportunities you can thank the Me too movement and totally corrupt justice system that says men are guilty until proven innocent and even if found innocent he still loses his job and gets crucified by social media
    not only that the woman who made ti false accusations gets off scot free in most cases
    […]
    SiKE
    SiKE
    1 week ago
    #MeToo has turned women into one of the worst legal liabilities in western civilization. Women can accuse men of anything now because each individual woman now controls the narrative regarding what qualifies as harassment and what doesn’t. Amy reports you to Human Resources because you looked at her. Beth reports you for refusing to look at her. This has no place in a professional setting at all, this belongs in the humor section of a trashy politically incorrect tabloid rag. When accusations presented without evidence are considered a punishable offense, complete with expensive fines and possible jail time, then I have no doubt men and women will get along famously in the workplace. Until that time, well, it only takes one lie to destroy a man’s life so giving women the benefit of the doubt is not a reasonable expectation. Kind of poetic when you think about it considering the ‘benefit of the doubt’ is exactly what #MeToo strips away from men.

    Under California law, ONLY the person claiming harassment decides what IS harassing. It is literally carved into the process that IF the person feels bad, then it IS bad; whatever it is. Just nuts.

    Leads to crap like Ford putting on the great sob story of how horrible she felt because it is all about the emotion, not the action. Then the SJW fruits call it “rape” (actually shouted it at one of the senators) for the guy trying to kiss Ford because Ford was afraid that was what it would be; therefor it is…

    Then some more of the “checking out of the shit fest” comments:

    M McQuarrie
    Congrats feminists. Thanks to your ceaseless quest to route out any form of sexual misconduct no matter how slight (or non-existent) women are being treated like they were back in the turn of the 20th century.

    Feminism- regressing women’s agency since 1956.

    solitonmedic

    The ladies brought it upon themselves with this “third wave” feminism fad and all that crap. Men have the right to no associate with anyone with the opposite sex, and the reasons for it are just as valid.

    sweetpings

    Some women are liars. That’s why mgtow is becomming more popular.

    Any wonder The West is below replacement rate of births? Why Sex Robots is a huge development area?

    Hell, I had no desire to be the “aggressive one” or take the initiative in making the first ‘ask’ for a date, but “society” told me it was my job to be the initiator. ( I remember my older sisters debating how horrible it would be if they were to ask someone for a date first…). I figured “OK, someone has to go first, so suck it up and accept your job.” Looks like the new crop of guys is being told “DON’T!” and responding “OK with me.” So how many women are going to “step up to the plate” instead? I’m not seeing it a likely any time soon…

    Now we’ve defined ourselves into a space where it is unsafe for men to be the traditional male role, and even unsafe if they just respond to a female. (California case law – a manager met a woman at a bar and basically they hooked up. Despite not knowing she even worked at the same company, and despite her never saying anything negative and being positively disposed to the night together; she sued and won on the grounds that she was too intimidated to say anything negative ’cause he was a he and a manager. So if you are looking for a “relationship” – even after work hours, off work property, and with a person you don’t know: Check their drivers license for age and their resume for workplace first…. Or would that be harassing too?…)

  83. E.M.Smith says:

    @Beththeserf:

    Here’s a body language expert looking over Ford and finding her an act. Doing the “Pretty pose” and little girl shtick…

    Not exactly “voice” but close enough IMHO.

  84. beththeserf says:

    @ E.M.
    Absolutely. Battle of the sexes’ trickery …

    Always regarded myself as a feminist in the sense of I – am – a – person,
    and tho’ from a family culture of good men, was sometimes accosted by
    those who were not, one a neighbour … In life, love, politics ‘n what have you,
    :( you have to learn to deal with the less than honourable,* (and yr own naivity,*)

    Historically it was harder for females, thx be that the West addressed equality
    before the law, John Stuart Mill and others, good men.

    * male and female.

    * Aged 17, off to a party in a rather tight dress I’d had copied from a movie, my
    father said,’You are not going out in that!’ Had to change into something more
    suitable before I was allowed out.

  85. Peter Alex says:

    My comment is this academic and political crap is false and misleading pathological fake news from the point of view of humanity – Monica Laskowski / (republican funded) issue started this whole hell hole some years back – and its like we are back in the forum of the roman empire. On a bigger plain – humanity has to manage its balance of fact – men and women are equal – sex is part of life, lets just sign a book for consensual sex – and get your best friend to witness it – this is not how life is !. Lies are lies. fake is fake – The truth will set you free. We cannot live in a world of lies or misinformations. No one has time for non-truths grow up (I’m certain those in WWII lived these issues on the front line and now they are in their 90’s or dead) – lets deal with why we just spent the last 100 years killing 100 million+ for ridiculous ideological value systems that were only a social dogma experiment – time to grow up people – take responsibility for truth, justice and facts. This will set you free. Men and Women are equal its just a Fad of extremists whipping up the crap.

  86. p.g.sharrow says:

    Ford is working to launch her business as well as picking up a huge payday from this effort. The activists are looking to prove their great political power and the Socialists are protecting their investment in Fundamentally changing America into a new Soviet under their Elite one party rule.
    Everything points to Them so over playing their hand as to exhaust their credibility with the general population. The Democrats giant leap to the Left have left regular democrats with no place to go but vote Republican or stay home. I don’t think the Republicans can blow this shift in power even if they work at it…pg
    ..

  87. cdquarles says:

    @pg, I have a quibble with the “Democrats giant leap to the Left”, for that isn’t true. Democrats, since their founding ca 1820, have always been the party of “the Natural Aristocracy” and the party of slavery and subjugation. Only the object to be subjugated has changed since then.

  88. p.g.sharrow says:

    @cd you are right about the Democrats Drive toward Peoples Dictatorship. The very first minority they chose to defranchise and subjugate. were the American Indians that were turned into welfare slaves of the state. They then turned to adding all Negros to their official group of enslaved peoples. Democracy always turns into dictatorship over the weak until All are enslaved. Only in a Constitutionally limited Republic.can the rights of a minority be protected from the grasp of the populists. Democrats make a BIG deal about demanding their Rights under the Constitution but then reject the rights of others not in favor…pg

  89. E.M.Smith says:

    Well, it’s started. Camel nose in the tent, now the big push. On ABC News the three top “stories” are a rehash of allegations of misconduct, damning with feint praise the “limited” scope, talking up the possibility of expanding scope and time, FUD over “what can be done in only a week” , talking up Kavanaugh-as-drunkard needs investigating, etc.

    So the strategy shown is to push to broaden scope, unlimit the time and events investigated, then assert it can’t be completed under agreed limits so extend time duration indefinitely; all while endlessly repeating he’s a drunk and rapist at every opportunity and rolling out every “victim” of anyone (real or imagined) they can put on camera.

  90. E.M.Smith says:

    Linsey Graham on ABC saying investigation also will cover Feinstein’s office (not her) recommending an attorney (some aspect of which was illegal per him) and who leaked the letter. A little unclear if there will be a quick report on Brett and then an ongoing “Dig Here!” into how it was played out to leak and set up the “take down” of a “good man”…

  91. E.M.Smith says:

    Looks like there’s also “talking up” (via media asking the oh so scripted question) the notion that having stated the truth (that there was a Democratic Hit being put on him, and a wall of Left Wing NGO money behind it) that now Kavanaugh would have to recuse himself from any question involving Democrats or NGOs…

    Laying the groundwork for contesting his ruling on the NGO Soros liability hearing should they be unable to prevent him being seated.

    As, I think, only the Justice involved decides when to recuse at The Supremes, I suspect that dog won’t hunt. Lindsey Graham has already said it isn’t necessary to recuse (he is a lawyer too). BUT, you can expect as soon as any Democratic majority is had in the House, they will move for impeachment of the Judge based on anything and everything, including that.

    So, when viciously and unjustly attacked it is not allowed to state who is doing the attacking, eh? But only for Republicans and Conservatives…

    The Republicans need to stop playing the asymmetrical game (fighting the asymmetrical battle..) and preferably tilt the asymmetry in their favor. They can start with looking at how much praise Linsey has gotten for his direct statement of truth.

  92. Larry Ledwick says:

    I think some of the Republicans were actually shocked by the strong positive response to Lindsey Graham’s strong comments and push back on the Dems. They had become so adverse to confrontation they forgot that the election of President Trump was strongly biased by folks being tired of push over Republicans they want a Teddy Roosevelt like character who will raise a ruckus and name names, not only say no but Hell NO!

    Hopefully a few more will put on their big boy pants and do more of the same.

  93. Power Grab says:

    Does RICO ever come into play against the leftists?

  94. philjourdan says:

    Sadly, the radicals pushed too far, and expected no fallout. Instead, we have the law of unintended consequences. I saw on the news this morning (while waiting for a CT scan), that California passed a law that requires at least one women on every BOD. I doubt that will last a SCOTUS test, even without Kavanaugh. But it is merely another sign that the backlash has started. And it will put women back 50 years. And the sad part is the idiots do not even realize why it is happening.

  95. philjourdan says:

    BUT, you can expect as soon as any Democratic majority is had in the House, they will move for impeachment of the Judge based on anything and everything, including that.

    How quickly they forget the biden rule. Or the Reid rule.

  96. E.M.Smith says:

    @Phil:

    Just one more reason not to incorporate in California. I was registered a Delaware corp. just because their rules were already far far far far less cumbersome (including that one guy could be all required officers, so I was), then foreign corp registered in Nevada (long story but needed to deposit a big check and had forgotten I could not open a checking account in California without a foreign reg that would take months…. so went to a Nevada lawyer I knew and inside a day had the foreign corp reg. in the works AND a checking account with deposited check in the works to clear…)

    All up, ALL the fees were less than just the California Reg. fees and ALL the PITA with the bank issue (and not wanting to fly to Delaware to open an account on the double quick) was still less of a PITA than California crap.

    So the practical impact of such a law? Folks who are forming a new corp and don’t want to deal with the crap will just do a Delaware corp and then MAYBE a foreign corp reg if they need it for some reason. (Much work can be done in a State without a Foreign Corp reg. but it’s a bit murky exactly where the edges are… but one is you can’t open a bank account.)

    In short: I was corp registered and all up done for about $100 (which would be about $300 today) in ONE DAY (online registration and filing), and then found out I needed a bank account work-around and that added 2 days and another roughly $200 (including gas to drive to Lake Tahoe and lunch at the casino ;-) all while California wanted $700 (then), 3 more people involved in running my personal corporation, and about 4 weeks at best…

    Having been through it, next time I make a corporation I’d just start with Delaware right out the gate and ask if one of their on-line incorporation services is setting up the checking account, or not. If not, I’d likely take it as an opportunity to tour some of the East Coast and do a physical bank visit myself. A quick drive up from Florida would not be hard at all… I also would NEVER EVER incorporate in California. Ever.

  97. Larry Ledwick says:

    Filed under don’t change the rules:

    Now the dems are whining that the short duration of the FBI investigation is a cover up.
    Too bad it was they who suggested one week was enough.

    https://www.cornyn.senate.gov/node/4825

  98. Larry Ledwick says:

    Well this is interesting?

    Christine Blasey-Ford (CBF) was involved with research on using self hypnosis to retrieve memories and create artificial situations

    https://bigleaguepolitics.com/huge-blasey-ford-co-authored-paper-on-creating-artificial-situations-via-hypnosis-used-to-retrieve-memories/

  99. H.R. says:

    I was running errands this afternoon, so I listened to Rush Limbaugh. He spent most of his show discussing “Christine Ballsey Ford.”

    Cracked me up!

  100. Larry Ledwick says:

    Interesting little item here – Seem Brett Kavanaugh was on the Ken Starr team during the investigation of Clinton.
    RexValachorum’s best friend Retweeted
    Chaos Actual @actual_chaos
    2 hours ago

    Here’s a picture the entire Media won’t show you. Rosenstein (bottom right) and Kavanaugh (top left) on Ken Starr’s Independent Counsel. Does Kavanaugh “revenge by the Clintons” comment make sense yet? It will.

  101. H.R. says:

    @beth – Love James Thurber!

    My favorite story of his is The Day The Dam Broke..

    I know all the streets and the terrain so it’s particularly funny to me.

    You can read it here and see his illustrations, which have his unique style as shown in the cartoon you posted.

    https://downwithtyranny.blogspot.com/2011/01/thurber-tonight-my-life-and-hard-times_09.html

  102. beththeserf says:

    HR Love James Thurber too.. See me 19th Edition
    SerfUnder_ground Journal The Divine Comedy.
    Particularly love his dogs. ‘The dog who bit people.’
    Will read the Dam Buster. )

  103. E.M.Smith says:

    @Beththeserf:

    When my dog does that, it is usually a flea he has mislaid…
    The Dachshund tries to do it, but can’t ;-)

    @Larry:

    I really really hope the FBI is looking into that kind of crap too. There ought to be backup tapes…

    I also would like to know what criminal charges apply to changing public legal records…

    There are “aggregator” sites that suck up all public records then, for a fee, will tell you about someone. I wonder how many of them have not been bleach-bitted…

  104. Larry Ledwick says:

    Interesting observation here about the association with rising social interest in feminism and declines in birth rate.

    https://novusvero.com/2018/10/02/low-birth-rates-parallel-not-just-the-economy-but-also-waves-of-feminism/

    It looks like the best way for women to ensure they die as lonely spinsters is to have society go over the top with feminism and try to shut down natural human drives for flirting and gender interaction.

    Who knew?

  105. beththeserf says:

    E.M. Am I engaging in incorrect speak if I say that Dachshunds are somewhat
    physically challenged?

  106. E.M.Smith says:

    @Beththeserff:

    Not at all. Here, at lest, “truth is an absolute defense”.

    I’ve seen her trying to “bite the itch” a few inches closer than her rump, and the teeth just can’t get there. That spot out of leg range where most dogs just give it a chew… So I reached over and gave her a good scratch there… Now she comes over a few times a day for a “back rub and scratch”… (I’ve created a monster ;-) So my present duties, in addition to Doggy Doorman and Doggy Butler now includes Doggy Robot Scratching Post.

    Oh, and it is terribly funny to watch the rear leg quarters (1/16th?) sit / lay sideways while the front is standing up and doesn’t notice ;-)

    @Larry:

    THE highest negative correlation with fecundity is education level. The more women go to college the fewer kids you will get. Where are the SJWs created? Oh, college…

    For that reason alone, the Muslims have a massively higher birth rate than The West.

    In Darwinian terms, their forbidding education to girls makes sense for their demographic flooding strategy.

    Personally, I prefer intelligent educated women. But that’s just me… Never was much for the whole domination and power thing. More of a sharing and agreement kind of guy. Then again, only 2 kids and one grandchild so maybe that’s an existence proof…

    The unfortunate consequence of this is 2 negative things. First off, intelligence in general is selected against. Each year you get way more children from ineducable folks than from the educated. Over time, brains shrink across the population. (Average size is now something like 100 cc smaller than Cro Magnon). The second is that it applies pressure for sexual dimorphism with smarter men and dumber women. While that will take longer to have a genetic effect, it will happen. The end case will be smart-enough men and relatively dumb women who like kids.

    It takes 30 generations of selection for maximum response, so at 30 years / generation, that’s about 900 years. We are approaching 200 years into the process, so effects will be starting to show.

    The good news is that the SJW crowd are genetically doomed. The bad news is it may take another 300 years to get there. The sad news is that to get greatest Darwinian (genetic) survival, you ought to encourage your Sons to marry uneducated women and your Daughters to NOT go to college. (Clearly this is not my preference. Just a reality. My daughter went off to college graduating with honors and her cousin got valedictorian. Neither intends to have kids…)

  107. E.M.Smith says:

    Well, making frivolous and spurious law suits against someone who’s going to be in a position to change law from the bench… The Left sure is making sure he’ll rule them into the ground once confirmed…

  108. Larry Ledwick says:

    Now things are getting interesting:

    Shannon Bream
    ‏Verified account
    @ShannonBream
    Follow @ShannonBream

    BREAKING: Fox’s @johnrobertsFox obtains letter from Ford ex-boyfriend alleging: dated for 6 yrs, never told of sex assault, Ford coached friend on taking polygraph, flew frequently w/o expressing any fear of flying/tight spaces/limited exits. Doesn’t want to b/c “involved”.

  109. philjourdan says:

    Swetnik has not been proven to be a whore. Ford has now been proven a liar. Rodriguez cannot even remember who was in the room and for the most part is keeping her yap shut now (good thing since the other 2 look to do some orange jump suit time).

    Stick a fork in it. This hoax is falling apart faster than a decaying rug.

  110. Larry Ledwick says:

    The guy who doxxed the Republican Senate Leadership just got arrested according to twitter.

    Cari Kelemen @KelemenCari

    (Left) Democrat Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee giving an envelope to Ford lawyer Michael Bromwich at last week’s hearing.
    (Right) Shelia Jackson Lee’s Chief of Staff, Jackson Cosko, was just arrested for doxxing Senators Graham, Lee and Hatch.
    Shelia, Shelia, Shelia…

  111. Larry Ledwick says:
  112. E.M.Smith says:

    Expect Soros to pick up the tab for the best lawyers in town…. But hopefully some of those Leftist Idiots will realize it IS possible to be arrested for this illegal behaviour…

  113. beththeserf says:

    When they come for you …
    sans when / where evidence,
    witnesses? When they come for you
    with presumptions of guilt,
    yours to establish innocence,
    when old non-fiat practices of
    constitutional law are tossed
    down the memory whole for outcomes
    political, say, how will you deal
    with trial by Kangaroo Court or
    Cultural Revolution traison de
    clercs, etcetera?

  114. Larry Ledwick says:

    More hanky panky from the Left, the guy who doxxed the Republican leadership was also caught working on a computer that was not his.

    Chad Pergram
    ‏Verified account
    @ChadPergram
    7 minutes ago
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    CapHill security was onto doxing suspect Jackson Cosko a few days ago, via computer forensics. However, Fox has learned that Cosko was discovered by aides working on a computer late Tues night in a CapHill office that was NOT Jackson Lee’s – the office where he had been interning

    Chad Pergram
    ‏Verified account
    @ChadPergram
    8 minutes ago
    More
    Fox is told Capitol Hill security officials will now be doing a scrub on computers in question on CapHill in relation to doxing arrest of CapHill intern. The USCP arrested suspect Jackson Cosko today at his home in Washington, DC

    Chad Pergram
    ‏Verified account
    @ChadPergram
    10 minutes ago
    More
    Fox has learned that Senate doxing suspect Jackson Kosko also worked or interned yrs ago w/Dem CA Sen Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Had also worked for Dem Sens Boxer/Hassan & interned up until now w/Dem TX Rep Jackson Lee

  115. Larry Ledwick says:

    Here it is McConnell is filing for Cloture and a vote on Saturday.

    Chad Pergram
    ‏Verified account
    @ChadPergram

    McConnell: There will be plenty of time for Members to review and be briefed on this supplemental material before a Friday cloture vote. So I am filing cloture on Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination this evening so the process can move forward, as I indicated earlier this week.

  116. Larry Ledwick says:

    This is interesting, Jeff Sessions got served a Subpoena to appear before the Judiciary committee tomorrow.

    https://judiciary.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/092718_Subpoena.pdf

  117. E.M.Smith says:

    Hmmm… usually don’t subpoena someone unless you think they won’t come voluntarily… So what’s the Judiciary committee got going on… Perhaps going to exercise some “oversight” of the Justice Dept. and money wasted on boondoggles chasing non-existent Russians?

    Then “Marking my calendar” for a Saturday Vote Posting ;-)

  118. Larry Ledwick says:

    The other possibility is political cover for Sessions, either way could be interesting.

  119. E.M.Smith says:

    Hmmm…. Interesting idea there – cover. So what would it be if it was a deep game…

    So Sessions can’t voluntarily bring information about a case where he’s recused… but if subpoenaed and questioned …

  120. E.M.Smith says:

    Reuters reporting Senate has FBI report and vote to happen.
    Dems squealing not enough time and FBI didn’t interview everyone on the planet… /sarc;

  121. p.g.sharrow says:

    Repubs say that the FBI report is extensive and the Demos say it is sparse. POV is Kavanaugh was not further investigated and his accusers were. Guess the Democrats are not pleased with the results of the fishing expedition that they demanded. Today they complain about no dirt finding on Kavanaugh while they polish the road apples that they are peddling…pg . .

  122. E.M.Smith says:

    The FBI investigated the “accusation” which inevitably means the accusers. Kavanaugh is the target of the accusation and was clear on his position. “It never happened” and there’s no there there is pretty much a done investigation of his assertions.

    The Dims wanted a proctology exam of Kavanaugh and anyone who supported him; instead they got handed the road apples ;-)

  123. E.M.Smith says:

    Orin Hatch on the BCC stating “No hint of misconduct” in the FBI report and then some more choice words about the “politics of personal destruction” and complete lack of any evidence of wrongdoing.

    Democrats saying it was a rush job and not a real investigation getting more air play…

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  125. E.M.Smith says:

    Since this thread has been getting very slow to load, I’ve put up a continuation thread here:

    https://chiefio.wordpress.com/2018/10/04/fbi-report-cloture-and-beyond/

    For ongoing discussion as this drags on (having already drug on a week longer than expected).

  126. Pouncer says:

    “Democrats saying it was a rush job and not a real investigation getting more air play…”

    C’mon. The Republicans wanted a vote before the new SCOTUS term 1 October. The Democrats wanted a vote after the election results were in, 6 November. Dragging it out into a vote in early October isn’t a failure. It’s splitting the difference. It’s the art of the deal. It’s the spirit of John McCain inspiring acts of bi-partisan compromise.

    Tough on the guy caught in the crack, to be sure …

  127. Larry Ledwick says:

    Looks like the Democrats are teeing up a new round of chaos over Kavanaugh

    https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/cnsnewscom-staff/pelosi-demands-all-communications-between-fbi-and-any-person-white

    Looks to me that their scandal du jour will be the illegitimate supreme court prior to the elections.

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