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  • Avenatti’s New Client: Third Woman To Accuse Kavanaugh Of Sexual Misconduct

    09/25/2018 9:42:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    CBS News ^ | 09/25/2018
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Adult film actress Stormy Daniels took a back seat to her attorney Michael Avenatti’s newest high-profile client, a yet unnamed woman who is accusing embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. She is the third woman to do so in recent weeks. “She is 100 percent credible, and when the American people hear from her, they will determine, as I have, that she is to be believed,” Avenatti told reporters outside a downtown L.A. courthouse Monday. Avenatti said his client is a “contemporary” of Kavanaugh’s who went to the same public school in the...
  • Witten blasts 'left-wing' roughing the passer approach as Bucs, Steelers tie record penalty tally

    09/25/2018 9:32:40 AM PDT · by ETL · 8 replies
    Yahoo Sports (a left-wing sports site) ^ | Sept 24, 2018 | Jason Owens
    " has been the theme throughout much of the first three weeks of the NFL season, roughing the passer penalties were a significant storyline from Monday’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Bucs, Steelers set new mark for roughing penalties Officials called four roughing penalties during Pittsburgh’s 30-27 win on Monday, which is tied for most in the league in one game since 2001, according to ESPN. While a couple of them were fairly clear violations of contact with the quarterback’s head, others appeared to fall into the vague new definition of the foul that penalizes defenders...
  • Is Trump Creating New Republicans?

    09/25/2018 9:17:44 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 14 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 09/21/2018 | JAMES FREEMAN
    Current polls suggest that Republicans could be in for a rough November, but not as rough as one might expect among a key voting constituency. Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report writes today that Democrats are confident about their support among suburban women, but enthusiasm among female Democratic voters “isn’t being replicated among another group of voters that theoretically should be as motivated — or more — to vote for Democrats: Latino voters.” Ms. Walter explains: Latino voter drop-off in midterm elections is nothing new, but the thinking was that President Trump’s rhetoric and policies around immigration, especially the...
  • Ted Cruz forced to leave restaurant

    09/25/2018 9:06:38 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/9/18 | Gary Willig
    Senator Ted Cruz (Republican-Texas) and his wife were forced to leave a restaurant after they were accosted by a group of left-wing activists. ..... Twitter screen shots, videos .....
  • Cruz harrassed at fancy DC restaurant (WHICH RESTAURANT ??? )

    09/25/2018 8:47:03 AM PDT · by chiller · 58 replies
    SELF | 9/25/18 | self
    The "fancy DC restaurant" remains unnamed in every story I've seen so far. Name and shame the place. Who's protecting them ? (rhetorical question) The media won't name the restaurant, thus encouraging more of this behaviour. I want to know.Once known, we must shout it far and wide.
  • The GOP Approach for Brett Kavanaugh (VANITY)

    09/25/2018 7:40:30 AM PDT · by Alberta's Child · 72 replies
    Self | 9/25/2018 | Alberta's Child
    After watching the events of the last 7-10 days unfold I really feel a need to post something to get some things on the table here. Some of the posts I'm seeing here reflect a lot of venting without a lot of thought, and the references to various media reports and TV "talking heads" make it obvious to me that a lot of folks should step back and think about a few things related to this Kavanaugh nomination process. I'll lay this out as a list of items that are either factual or are probably strongly likely to be true:...
  • Where should you move to save yourself from climate change?

    09/25/2018 7:27:24 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 59 replies
    The Guardian ^ | September 24, 2018 | by Oliver Milman
    Climate change is fueling heatwaves, hurricanes and floods, gradually making certain places in the US challenging, if not outright miserable, to live in. Scientists, and some members of the public, are starting to question where in the US will remain comfortable to call home. The answer, broadly speaking, is north and maybe west. Florida has seen a population boom in recent decades but the southern portion of the state is on course to be submerged by rising seas. The Gulf coast will get supercharged hurricanes, while the south-west and south-east US will be baked by increasingly hostile heat. “Areas towards...
  • Climate change is wiping out the secret to Fiji’s international rugby success

    09/25/2018 7:00:43 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Namatakula is a small village in Fiji found on a long stretch of the country’s most beautiful coastline: the Coral Coast. Every year, hundreds of thousands of tourists flock from around the world to this 80 kilometre stretch of white sand and turquoise water. But the village of only 2,522 inhabitants is known for more than its sun and sand. This tiny place has also produced some of the best rugby players in the world. Nemani Nadolo and two brothers, Chris and Tevita Kuridrani, grew up in the village and now play in the top leagues in France and Australia....
  • Donald Trump's New Presidential Cadillac Limo Steps Out

    09/25/2018 6:58:32 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 72 replies
    Car And Driver ^ | 09/24/2018 | BY JOSEPH CAPPARELLA
    President Donald Trump has officially arrived at a public event where he debuted his new presidential limo—"The Beast," as it's known colloquially. Like the previous Beast, first used by President Barack Obama in 2009, the new version is built by General Motors and visually denoted as a Cadillac, and its latest iteration adopts more modern styling cues and surely packs more advanced technology. Although the details are kept secret, the new Beast is, like its predecessor, a heavily armored stretch limousine that, despite looking like a stretched CT6 or XTS sedan, is actually built on a heavy-duty GMC TopKick truck...
  • Gallup: GOP Favorability Reaches Highest Point Since 2011, Now Ahead Of Democrats

    09/25/2018 6:56:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/25/2018 | Allahpundit
    Given the speed at which Trump-era news cycles move, I should stress that I’m writing this at 5:30 p.m. ET. By the time you read it, eight to 10 different major news stories might have broken that’ll affect the midterms dramatically one way or another. And 2018 being what it is, they’re apt to be off-the-wall crazy. Michael Avenatti might prove that Kavanaugh has spent the last 30 years secretly moonlighting as a pimp. Trump might fire Rod Rosenstein and then nominate him to the Supreme Court in lieu of Kavanaugh. Jeff Sessions might get caught smoking crack.The only...
  • Not a Done Deal: Ford’s Attorneys Throwing A New Wrench In The Plans For Thursday Hearing?

    09/25/2018 6:54:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/25/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Will she or won’t she? In negotiations that dragged out all week and into the weekend, lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford insisted on setting the terms for the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing created specifically to hear her testimony. Only after chair Chuck Grassley finally enforced a deadline did Ford’s attorneys agree to terms with Grassley — sort of — and commit to having Ford appear on Thursday.Or did they? Despite Grassley insisting in their quasi-agreement this weekend that the committee retained the option of employing outside counsel for questioning, Ford’s attorneys have launched another objection, NBC’s Frank Thorp reported...
  • Protestant leaders to Cardinal Cupich: Condemn priest who burned rainbow flag (Chicago)

    09/25/2018 6:52:08 AM PDT · by Salman · 20 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | September 25, 2018 | Michael Sneed
    Sneed has learned more than 175 members of the Protestant faith and clerical community have sent a letter to Cardinal Blase Cupich Tuesday morning asking the diocese to more strongly reject the recent burning of the LGTBQ-friendly flag by an Avondale priest. The rainbow-colored flag which featured a cross was ceremoniously lit on fire behind the Resurrection Catholic Church by Rev. Paul Kalchik earlier this month in what the priest dubbed an “exorcism.” “We write to request a full investigation of these actions and for full transparency from the diocese concerning Father Kalchik” and his future with the church, the...
  • Democratic Party: Still no ideas 40 years later(50?)

    09/25/2018 6:49:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 9/25/2018 | Mychal Massie
    On Nov. 5, 1980, a generation of Democratic leaders awoke to a startling fact. Their party, the fountain of New Deal and Great Society liberalism, the coalition that had run this country virtually uninterrupted … [awakened to find] the reins of power were gone, and the party officialdom were reeling. Months later nothing has changed. … [O]bserved … party theoretician Ben Wattenberg, “What has been happening in this party for the last six months is people saying, ‘We have to come up with new ideas.’ We have a lot of people phrasing that idea, in several very novel ways, but...
  • Children's book tackles racism in age of Colin Kaepernick

    09/25/2018 6:23:22 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Jamestown Sun (North Dakota) ^ | Sep. 18, 2018 | John Lamb
    FARGO — Anastasia Higginbotham is a children's book author and illustrator, not an athlete, but to teach kids to stand up against racism, she's taking a knee next to Colin Kaepernick. The quarterback is pictured in her new book, "Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness," so when Higginbotham prepared for readings, she drew a cardboard cutout of the controversial star and a stadium backdrop.
  • SF parents beware: Folsom Street Fair is this weekend

    09/25/2018 6:13:14 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 16 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 25, 2018 | Amy Graff
    My oldest daughter and I were walking around San Francisco's SOMA neighborhood on a clear autumn day in search of a mattress store called Keetsa back in 2008. I remember turning a corner and almost bumping into an enormous naked man riding his bicycle on the sidewalk.
  • City Council approves bill to add third gender on birth certificates (New York)

    09/25/2018 5:26:58 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies ^ | September 12, 2018 | Rich Calder
    The City Council on Wednesday approved legislation that will allow New Yorkers to select a third gender category on their birth certificates. The change, which has the backing of Mayor de Blasio, ensures a new “non-binary” identity category known as “X” will be available on birth certificates for those who don’t consider their gender to be male or female. It was approved 41-6 in a Council vote. Council Speaker Corey Johnson, who introduced the legislation, said it will make “New York birth certificates more inclusive for all and will send a powerful signal to the world that New York City government...
  • Republicans Have A Simple Choice: Vote To Confirm Kavanaugh Or Get Slaughtered In November

    09/25/2018 3:01:01 AM PDT · by vannrox · 54 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 24sep18 | Sean Davis
    The rubber is about to meet the road for Senate Republicans. They have a simple choice: they can vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, thereby ending the baseless and unsubstantiated Democrat- and media-fueled smear campaign against him, or they can kiss House and Senate majorities goodbye for the next decade, if not longer.In case the election of one Donald J. Trump was not enough to compel the D.C. Republican establishment swamp creatures to wipe the muck from their eyes and see what’s happening with their own constituents, Republican voters have had enough of feckless do-nothings whose careers...
  • GOP Must Confirm Kavanaugh or Kiss Midterms Goodbye

    09/25/2018 2:49:29 AM PDT · by vannrox · 38 replies ^ | 24sep18 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So Chairman Grassley has a job to do here, because, if he gives Democrats enough time, they’ll produce a woman claiming to be Kavanaugh’s secret Russian wife who Trump paid to urinate on that bed in Moscow. If Grassley waits long enough, the Democrats will come up with the woman claiming to be Kavanaugh’s secret Russian wife. — he’s a bigamist, too, don’t you know — and Trump paid Kavanaugh’s second wife to hire a bunch of prostitutes to urinate on the bed Obama slept in while in Moscow. If Grassley doesn’t get a handle on this and just...
  • Flinders St rampage accused Saeed Noori said ‘Allahu Akbar’: court (Melbourne, Australia)

    09/25/2018 12:52:39 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 7 replies
    Herald Sun (Melbourne) ^ | 25th September 2018 | Rebekah Cavanagh
    IMAGES of vehicle-ramming terror attacks were found on the computer of a man accused of last year’s Flinders St rampage, a court has heard. Saeed Noori, 33, pleaded not guilty to one count of murder and 15 counts of attempted murder over the alleged incident just before Christmas. He also pleaded not guilty to one charge of reckless conduct endangering life. When an off-duty officer tried to arrest him, Mr Noori repeatedly said “Allahu Akbar”, Mr Gibson said. Mr Noori has not been charged with any terrorism-related offences. At the time of the incident, police said they believed it was...
  • Backpedaling? Ford's Lawyer Sends a Letter to Grassley With Grave Concerns

    09/24/2018 10:43:47 PM PDT · by lowbuck · 100 replies
    Townhall ^ | 25 September 2018 | Beth Baumann
    One of the attorneys for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Judge Brett Kavanaugh's first sexual assault accuser, sent a letter late Monday night to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley expressing concerns about the format of Thursday's hearings. In his letter, attorney Michael Bromwich expressed concern over an experienced sex crimes prosecutor coming in to help with the hearings. More than anything, Bromwich immediately demanded a copy of the prosecutor's resume after arguing that there is no need for him or her to be present. His argument: neither Ford nor Kavanaugh are on trial. Bromwich also said Ford's team is not convinced...