Saturday, September 22, 2018

Kavanaugh/Ford

If you have fifty minutes for a podcast you might find this interesting. Most of the Kavanaugh/Ford stuff is at the beginning from two women intensely angry at Christine Blasey-Ford. From the introduction: It would be an understatement to say that Lucretia and Julie are unimpressed with Dr. Blasey-Ford’s allegation against Judge Kavanaugh. A Cat 5 understatement. If they had a hashtag for their attitude, it would be #NotMeToo! Just listen and you’ll see what I mean. No smoking next to this episode!
Bill

Inside the NFL

Inside the 49ers and the NFL, from the Freakonomics Guys.
York is quoted as sayng that Kaepernick taking a knee was his free-speech right. If a player said on Facebook that the Fortyniners sucked and fans shouldn't watch, would the reaction be the same? If I said my employer sucked, I'd be rightly fired.the government can't restirict your speech, but employers always can if you embarrass the business. Recently a firefighter was RIGHTLY fired for saying on Facebook that he'd rather save a dog than a million N----rs. Where was his "freedom of speech."

Friday, September 21, 2018

Christine Blasey Ford's high school yearbooks

Christine Blasey Ford's high school yearbooks
Excerpt: EXCERPT: The resistance media has been singularly focused on Brett Kavanaugh’s high school yearbooks, which imply that he got drunk and threw up. There’s no need to imply anything from the Holton-Arms yearbooks. It’s all there in focus, and the written word too. All of the sordid details as approved for publication by a “look the other way” faculty. And now it’s available for historical/evidentiary review. (Why Professor Ford's high school yearbooks were scrubbed from the internet. Luckily this intrepid blogger made screenshots. Don't deny yourself a look at the entitled culture these rich teen-age girls enjoyed. --BT)

Want to make federal employees easier to fire?. By James Simpso

Want to make federal employees easier to fire?. By James Simpson
Project Veritas just released its latest undercover video, "Unmasking the Deep State." This first video focuses on a State Department employee who is both a poster child for the Deep State and a perfect example of why the federal bureaucracy needs serious reform. Providentially, there is new legislation being considered in Congress that would do just that: the Merit Act (H.R. 559). The Merit Act would greatly streamline the process for firing employees who are poor performers, insubordinate, or otherwise engaged in misconduct. Since the election of President Trump, the bureaucracy, including numerous holdovers from the Obama administration, has been engaged in an unprecedented level of obstruction, leaks, and sabotage. These bad actors call it "resistance." FBI and Department of Justice misconduct in the Trump-Russia probe and the Clinton email scandal is only the most visible component.

ELLISON ACCUSER POSTS DOCTOR’S REPORT NAMING CONGRESSMAN AS ALLEGED ABUSER

‘EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL ABUSE’: ELLISON ACCUSER POSTS DOCTOR’S REPORT NAMING CONGRESSMAN AS ALLEGED ABUSER
Excerpt: The ex-girlfriend accusing Democratic Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison of domestic abuse told her doctor in 2017 about alleged “emotional and physical abuse” from Ellison, according to a document the woman published Wednesday. Karen Monahan’s account in the doctor’s report is consistent with what she has been saying publicly since August: that Ellison was emotionally and physically abusive to her while the two were dating. (Unlike Ford's accusation against Kavanaugh, this will get no play, because he's a Muslim, leftist Democrat. ~Bob)

The Brett Kavanaugh Doppelgänger Theory. By JIM GERAGHTY

The Brett Kavanaugh Doppelgänger Theory. By JIM GERAGHTY
Excerpt: That was . . . odd. Last night, Ed Whelan, president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and longtime friend of NRO, laid out a theory in a series of tweets that suggested that someone else attacked Christine Blasey Ford back in 1982. He contended that one of the four boys was the likely host of the party, pointed to a particular house that matched Ford’s description, and named a former classmate of Brett Kavanaugh’s who resembles him, both then and now, as a potential alternative suspect. The problem is, if we don’t like Ford making this accusation against Kavanaugh with such a dearth of evidence . . . how fair is it to make this accusation against a former classmate with such circumstantial evidence? In the series of tweets, Ed acknowledged that he doesn’t know what happened in 1982 and says at one point in his series of tweets that he doesn’t want to “state, imply or insinuate that [the classmate] or anyone else committed the sexual assault.” Except . . . the series of tweets do just that, don’t they? How else are we supposed to interpret this information?

Sen. Ben Sasse unloads on Congress at Kavanaugh hearing


Yesterday, Senator Ben Sasse, a Republican from the State of Nebraska, gave a “Lesson in Civics” that I feel should be mandatory watching for every single person who accepts a government paycheck. In addition, it should be mandatory watching for every high school and college Civics and U.S. History Classes. I feel this may go down as one of the ten best speeches ever delivered in the last 200 years. In just over 11 minutes he articulately describes how government is supposed to work as designed by our forefathers, and why it is not working today. In my humble opinion, It is well worth watching: --Anon.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

John Kass: Sen. Feinstein, have you no sense of decency?

John Kass: Sen. Feinstein, have you no sense of decency?

Jonah Goldberg: Feinstein’s handling of Kavanaugh accusation has made our politics even uglier

Jonah Goldberg: Feinstein’s handling of Kavanaugh accusation has made our politics even uglier

From ‘Ready to Go’ and ‘Do Whatever Is Necessary’ to ‘Stop the Rush’ within Three Days

From ‘Ready to Go’ and ‘Do Whatever Is Necessary’ to ‘Stop the Rush’ within Three Days
Excerpt: Later that day, the committee delayed the Kavanaugh vote, and scheduled another hearing regarding the accusation for the following Monday. (Senate rules require a week’s notice of hearings, barring extenuating circumstances.) Katz told the New York Times that Ford was “ready to go before the committee.” She told the Washington Law Journal, “My client will do whatever is necessary to make sure that the Senate Judiciary Committee has the full story and the full set of allegations to allow them to make a fully informed decision.” That all seemed clear and emphatic. The stage was set for the most important, controversial, and high-profile Supreme Court confirmation hearing since Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill. And then, once the Senate Judiciary Committee offered Ford the option of an open hearing or a closed hearing, whichever she preferred . . . suddenly she and her lawyers insisted that the hearing shouldn’t occur until the FBI had completed an investigation of an alleged crime committed 36 years ago, with no specific date, no specific location, a denial by the accused, and two witnesses that say they don’t remember anything like the accusation happening. Oh, and it’s not a federal crime.

Racist?


Democrats


New Mexico observatory closure stemmed from FBI child porn probe

New Mexico observatory closure stemmed from FBI child porn probe: documents
Excerpt: The mysterious 11-day closure of a New Mexico solar observatory stemmed from an FBI investigation of a janitor suspected of using the facility’s wireless internet service to send and receive child pornography, federal court documents showed on Wednesday. (,,,)  It was finally explained in newly unsealed FBI records, including a 39-page application for a warrant to search the suspect’s residence. An agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation wrote in the affidavit that she was “investigating the activities of an individual who was utilizing the wireless internet service of the National Solar Observatory in Sunspot, New Mexico, to download and distribute child pornography.” (...) The person has not been arrested or charged, and no arrest warrant has been issued, according to the FBI. (...) The warrant issued by a U.S. magistrate in Las Cruces, New Mexico, showed that on Sept. 14 agents removed from the man’s home three cell phones, five laptops, one iPad, an external hard drive, 16 thumb drives, 89 compact flash disks and other material. (Ron P.: I doubt I’m any more gullible than most people, but this explanation strains credulity beyond the breaking point. The Observatory was evacuated and locked down for 11 days to search for porn? Evidence was seized, but  no person is in custody or arrested? A fifth-grader could make up a better BS story than this. Maybe it was the Chinese. Or maybe it's just a HUGE case of bureaucratic overkill. Link may not be live.) 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Muslim Sex Slave in UK

Is this the worst sex grooming case of all? Abducted as a teen and held prisoner for 12 YEARS, Sarah was repeatedly raped, twice forced into marriage and had EIGHT abortions
Excerpt:Yet Sarah is not a willing bride. She is being made to marry a member of the gang that effectively forced her into sex slavery after abducting her in a Tesco car park in the English suburbs one autumn afternoon. Her captivity lasted for 12 long years. Within minutes of her wedding picture being taken, the white English girl was pushed upstairs into a bedroom and raped by her new husband, a man she had set eyes on for the first time only half an hour earlier. ... The all-pervading culture of political correctness at the time of her abduction meant the gangs, often of Pakistani-British heritage, were ignored by police forces that were terrified of being called racist if they pursued them.

Probation for Rape

A jury convicted a (Muslim) doctor of raping a patient at a hospital — and sentenced him to probation
Excerpt: The incident occurred Nov. 2, 2013, when the woman was a patient at Ben Taub General Hospital in Houston. She told authorities that a male doctor came to her room three times that night, raping her during the third visit. The woman, who was attached to machines and was sedated, was unable to fight and tried to call for help, but the nurses’ call button had been unplugged, court records say. She reported the incident the following morning and agreed to a rape-kit test. ... DNA tests led investigators to Sheikh two years later, in October 2015. Sheikh, an internal medicine resident who was on call at the hospital at the time of the incident, was seen on surveillance video and logged his badge to go to the floor where the woman’s room was located at least 12 times, the Houston Chronicle reported. ... Sheikh, a doctor at Baylor College of Medicine at the time of the incident, testified that he went to the woman’s room to do a medical check but that she “came on to him” by grabbing his crotch, Andrews said. Sheikh left, came back to the room, and she came on to him again, Andrews said.

FGM

2 Young Sisters Die After Undergoing Female Genital Mutilation
Excerpt: Two sisters from a remote pastoral village in Puntland State, Somalia, died on Sept. 11 of complications from a female genital mutilation (FGM) procedure. An "inexperienced self-proclaimed traditional circumciser" performed the procedure the day before, according to Dr. Mohamed Hussein Aden, director of the University Teaching Hospital in Galkayo, Somalia, who sent an email with his comments to NPR. According to Aden, the procedure caused profuse bleeding, and the girls died of hemorrhagic shock en route to the hospital, about 75 miles from the location of the procedure.

the Church in China

With wider crackdowns on religion, Xi’s China seeks to put state stamp on faith
Excerpt: Pastor Jin Mingri was forced to disseminate his sermon this way after the Chinese authorities shut down his church a week ago, declaring it illegal. “This is part of a comprehensive war against religion,” Jin said in an interview. “The Communist Party has begun to see religion as a competitor. It’s not just [Protestant] Christianity, but also Catholicism, Buddhism and Islam. They want all of us to pledge our loyalty to the party.” All of the five religions officially tolerated by Chinese leaders — Buddhism, Catholicism, Daoism, Islam and Protestantism — are now experiencing draconian treatment from the government of President Xi Jinping, who has stoked nationalism and promoted loyalty to the Communist Party in ways not seen in decades.

Canada

Vancouver church and members of Bowen Island behind joint private sponsorship of Ibrahim Ali
Excerpt: Accused killer Ibrahim Ali lived with his family in the shadow of the leafy Burnaby park where the body of young Marrisa Shen was found in July, 2017 — close enough that family members might have passed by the small memorial that reminded the public her killer was still at large.

Canada: Muslim cleric says husband has right to “intimacy” whenever he likes and may strike his wife

Canada: Muslim cleric says husband has right to “intimacy” whenever he likes and may strike his wife

Facebook

How I Was Rejected by Facebook - and Won

How Multiculturalism Hijacked Feminism

How Multiculturalism Hijacked Feminism

Double Standard

The Double Standard for High-Profile Sexual-Misconduct Accusations
Excerpt: In 2009, massage therapist Molly Hagerty went to the Portland, Ore., Police and gave a lengthy statement claiming that about three years earlier, former vice president Al Gore “pinned her to a bed in his hotel suite, forcibly French kissed her, and groped her breasts.” She described herself as “petrified during the encounter and how she had to bolt the room to avoid being raped.” She also described Gore as having a violent temper. She had gone to Portland Police three years earlier, but abruptly stopped cooperating with the investigation. Then, without a clear explanation, she returned and gave a full account to investigators. ... Marc Ambinder, then with The Atlantic, assessed her account with great skepticism: "The narrative is pulpy and riveting and tragicomic. You half expect there to be a reference to a “torn bodice” at some point. Either the masseuse or Mr. Gore has an extremely vivid imagination, and in our system of justice, we must presume that since the police did not file charges, Gore is innocent." (You notice that there is little of this skepticism and reasoning around for the current accusations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh.)

Another Alleged Witness

Another Alleged Witness Denies Seeing or Hearing What Kavanaugh’s Accuser Claimed

Judges

It’s a Set-up. By ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
Excerpt: The long-term goal here is to make the judicial-confirmation process so notoriously savage and demeaning that no sensible, well-meaning conservative or moderate person would agree to put himself and his family through it. The idea is to stock the courts with nothing but progressives and mediocrities willing to roll over for progressives. It is a disgrace that this should happen in this republic, and in connection with the courts, which are not supposed to be political forces, but which have been converted into an uber-political institution that progressives are desperate to control. The short-term goal is to delay Kavanaugh’s nomination. Democrats should not be allowed to get away with it

Monday, September 17, 2018

Deal


Sunday, September 16, 2018

Ocasio-Cortez defends $40 trillion price tag for progressive proposals

Ocasio-Cortez defends $40 trillion price tag for progressive proposals
We could always have a bake sale. That would bring in the money. Of course, we won’t charge for anything, but why bother with details? --GS. Socialism always leads to coercion. Always. ~Bob

Police Response to Nike's New Ad Campaign

Police Response to Nike's New Ad Campaign
Excerpt: On behalf of the more than 241,000 law enforcement officers represented by our Association across the country, I write to you to condemn in the strongest possible terms your selection of Colin Kaepernick for Nike’s “Just Do It” ad campaign. Mr. Kaepernick is known, not as a successful athlete, but as a shallow dilettante seeking to gain notoriety by disrespecting the flag for which so many Americans have fought and died.

Germany

Germany: Muslim migrant stabs man while screaming “I’m a Muslim, I want to kill you, I kill Christians, Allahu akbar!”

Hurricanes--no change since 1990.

Continental U.S. Hurricane Landfall Frequency and Associated Damage: Observations and Future Risks
Excerpt: Continental United States (CONUS) hurricane-related inflation-adjusted damage has increased significantly since 1900. However, since 1900 neither observed CONUS landfalling hurricane frequency nor intensity shows significant trends, including the devastating 2017 season. ... Growth in coastal population and regional wealth are the overwhelming drivers of observed increases in hurricane-related damage. As the population and wealth of the United States has increased in coastal locations, it has invariably led to the growth in exposure and vulnerability of coastal property along the U.S. Gulf and East Coasts. Unfortunately, the risks associated with more people and vulnerable exposure came to fruition in Texas and Florida during the 2017 season following the landfalls of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Total economic damage from those two storms exceeded $125 billion. Growth in coastal population and exposure is likely to continue in the future, and when hurricane landfalls do occur, this will likely lead to greater damage costs than previously seen. Such a statement is made recognizing that the vast scope of damage from hurricanes often highlights the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of building codes, flood maps, infrastructure, and insurance in at-risk communities.

How Colleges Teach Students to See Bias Where It Doesn’t Exist

How Colleges Teach Students to See Bias Where It Doesn’t Exist
Excerpt: The key feature of academic diversity ideology is the assertion that to be a member of an ever-growing number of favored victim groups at a college today is to be the target of pervasive bigotry on campus — despite, well, being favored. Taught by a metastasizing campus-diversity bureaucracy to believe that they are subject to an existential threat from circumambient bias, students equate nonconforming ideas with “hate speech,” and “hate speech” with conduct that should be punished, censored and repelled with force if necessary. This victimology fuels the efforts to shut down speech that challenges campus orthodoxies. Dozens of times in the past several years alone, classrooms have been invaded; professors, accosted and even assaulted; and outside speakers, silenced.