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  • Christine Ford Meets Deadline By Not Agreeing To Terms

    09/22/2018 3:13:33 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 22,2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    The deadline in question was not an offer to extend negotiations. We’ve already heard the answer that Ford is busy, dealing with intrusions and all the rest. She has had plenty of time to prepare for a trip to provide testimony that she requested. The meeting is scheduled for Monday afternoon in Washington, D.C. Given the way the committee has bent over backward, offering her multiple settings, including flying out to hear her testimony in California, with no need to travel, this is preposterous. The way things have been going thus far, I wouldn’t be shocked to see Grassley wind...
  • [8/17] Woman ordered to pay Army colonel she accused of rape $8.4MM after he claimed the false alleg

    09/22/2018 3:04:34 PM PDT · by MisterMagic · 13 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 8/15/17 | Harvey Day
    A jury has ordered a female blogger to pay an Army colonel she accused of rape a total of $8.4million in damages. Susan Shannon, 52, who now lives in Everett, Washington, first alleged that she was sexually assaulted by Army Colonel David 'Wil' Riggins in 1986, while they were both cadets, on her blog in 2013. She said she waited three decades to come forward about her experience because of the army's 'code of silence'.
  • Chinese navy hospital ship docks in Venezuela amid crisis

    09/22/2018 2:44:47 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    Interest in the goodwill visit has been building since the Pentagon announced in August it was sending its own hospital ship, the USNS Comfort, to neighboring Colombia to provide free medical treatment for thousands of Venezuelan migrants fleeing their homes amid widespread food and medicine shortages. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, in a visit to Colombia last month, called the ship's deployment a humanitarian mission to deal with the fallout of President Nicolas Maduro's mismanagement of the economy. The United Nations estimates that 2.3 million Venezuelans have fled the crisis-torn country in recent years, mainly to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and...
  • College students can't send in absentee ballots because they don't know where to buy stamps [tr]

    09/22/2018 2:43:45 PM PDT · by Huntress · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 9/19/18 | Ashley Collman
    Democrats are counting on Generation Z, many of whom recently gained the right to vote, to help turn Congress blue in the midterm elections. But 49 cents may be all it takes to keep these post-Millennials from exercising their civic duty. On Tuesday, a Fairfax County, Virginia official said they are noticing a disturbing trend: young people failing to mail in their absentee ballots because they don't know how to get a stamp. Lisa Connors, of the Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs, ran a focus group this summer comprised of colleges students interning in various county departments. "One thing...
  • Former federal prosecutor joins Kavanaugh accuser's legal team

    09/22/2018 1:52:18 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 84 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/22/2018 | Tal Axelrod
    Former federal prosecutor and Justice Department Inspector General Michael Bromwich announced Saturday he was joining the legal team for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault in the 1980s. Bromwich also represents former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe.
  • Who's causing this whole committee vote mess??

    09/22/2018 1:36:37 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 42 replies
  • Game-Changer: Kavanaugh Accuser Linked to Anita Hill Hit Job on Clarence Thomas

    09/22/2018 1:35:07 PM PDT · by Mariner · 24 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | September 21st, 2018 | By Cillian Zeal
    When NeverTrump pundit Erick Erickson suggested that the accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh by Christine Blasey Ford was the result of a PR job, there was both laughter and disdain from the left. There isn’t much mirth or contempt now that it’s been revealed who Judge Kavanaugh’s accuser has retained. According to Politico, Christine Blasey Ford — the 51-year-old California psychologist who says the Supreme Court nominee sexually assaulted her while they were in high school in Maryland — is receiving advice from Democrat activist Ricki Seidman. “Seidman, a senior principal at TSD Communications, in the past worked...
  • Time for email and phone calls

    09/22/2018 1:29:17 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 25 replies
    https://www.grassley.senate.gov/constituents/questions-and-comments not that it will do any good
  • The Dangers of ‘Believe Women’

    09/22/2018 1:21:47 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 25 replies
    www.DailySignal.Com ^ | September 19, 2018 | Michelle Malkin
    I have a message for virtue-signaling men who’ve rushed to embrace #MeToo operatives hurling uncorroborated sexual assault allegations into the chaotic court of public opinion. Stuff it. Your blanket “Believe Women” bloviations are moral and intellectual abominations that insult every human being of sound mind and soul. A certain class of never Trump-harumphers are leading the charge on behalf of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s memory-addled partisan accuser Christine Blasey Ford — who cannot recall the year she was allegedly traumatized, where it happened, who threw the party that paralyzed her for nearly four decades, how many were in...
  • Debra Katz : We Accept A Request to Testify, Maybe, But Only If We Can First Discuss More Specifics

    09/22/2018 12:36:14 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 132 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 22..,2018. 3;05pm | Timothy Meads
    Attorney Debra S. Katz and her client, Professor Christine Blasey Ford, have "accepted" the Committee's request to testify next week before the Senate next week regarding Professor Ford's allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexual assaulted her three decades ago, but have asked Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) for another meeting this afternoon to discuss specifics regarding the process in which the testimony will occur. Based on Debra Katz's request for more time to discuss specifics, it does not appear that they will actually testify under the proposed plan by the Senate Judiciary Committee. "Dr. Ford accepts the...
  • Detention warrants issued for 110 Turkish Air Forces officers over alleged Gulen links

    09/22/2018 12:30:39 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    Turkish Minute ^ | September 21, 2018 | TM
    The Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office on Friday issued detention warrants for 110 members of the Turkish Air Forces including six pilots over alleged links to the faith-based Gülen movement, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported. According to the report, 100 of the 110 officers who were accused of communicating with people from the Gülen movement have been detained in operations in 16 provinces. The Turkish government has dismissed over 40,000 military personnel including gendarmerie and military cadets over alleged links to the movement since a failed coup attempt in July 2016, the tr724 new website reported on Aug. 4....
  • Historian Douglas Brinkley Worries Rosenstein Story Validates Trump Deep State 'Narrative'

    09/22/2018 12:18:54 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 21, 2018 | P.J. Gladnick
    The shocking revelation in the September 21 New York Times that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein suggested secretly recording President Donald Trump as well as invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from office is stunning. It is also disturbing because this just feeds into Trump's "narrative" about the "Deep State" working to undermine him. The latter is a seems to be of great concern to CNN's historian commentator Douglas Brinkley as well as others in the liberal mainstream media. 
  • BOMBSHELL: Blasey-Ford's HS Yearbooks Brag of Drunken Promiscuity, '54 Sex Partners Before College'

    09/22/2018 12:14:14 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 173 replies
    The Shad Olson Show: Standing for our Sovereignty ^ | September 20, 2018 | Shad Olson
    They didn't quite get it all scrubbed from cyberspace quickly enough. High School yearbooks from Holton Arms preparatory school (Bethesda, Maryland, 1982-1985) purportedly show Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey-Ford as a wild party girl in a wild party era, with yearbook passages by classmates bragging of spending the night with adult men during "Beach Week" and enjoying male strippers in G-strings for "Sweet 16" birthday parties. Let the slut shaming allegations begin. As Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's rape accuser today pulls back from an invited offer for Senate testimony, (saying through her attorney that a Friday deadline set by...
  • France: Marine Le Pen's niece, Marion Marechal opens 'Far Right' Training School for Future Leaders

    09/22/2018 12:10:46 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies
    Politico Europe ^ | Sep 2018 | Maia De La Bume
    This month, the doors will open at the Institute of Social, Economic and Political Sciences (ISSEP) in Lyon, France’s third-biggest city. It will, its high-profile backers hope, become a breeding ground for the country’s next generation of conservative thinkers and leaders. It also marks the return to public life of Marion Maréchal, once the great hope of the French far right, who is the college’s director. She said the idea was to train a new crop of politicians and officials to replace the “visionless” Parisian elite. She was the youngest member of France’s parliament before stepping away from politics in...
  • Kavanaugh accuser agrees to testify next week (Update)

    09/22/2018 12:05:12 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 140 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/22/18 | Jordain Carney
    Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, has agreed to testify before the Senate next week, her lawyer said Saturday. The exact terms and timing of her testimony remain unclear, as negotiations between Ford's lawyers and staff for the Senate Judiciary Committee remain ongoing. Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) had given Ford's lawyers until Saturday afternoon to decide on whether she would proceed with testifying. An email from Ford's lawyers sent to the Judiciary Committee shortly before a 2:30 p.m. deadline said Ford had accepted the panel's "request to provide...
  • Democrats have abandoned the presumption of innocence

    09/22/2018 11:43:27 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 26 replies
    The New York Post ^ | Sep 20, 2018 | Rich Lowrey
    Christine Blasey Ford deserves a hearing, although at the moment she doesn’t seem to want one. What she doesn’t deserve is to be believed automatically because she’s a woman making an accusation. When our system of justice is at its best, it judges each individual — the accuser and the accused — fairly, on the basis of the evidence, and with an adversarial process that has proved over the centuries the best way to ascertain the truth. Ford’s charge is serious by any standard, and despite the shameful way it was handled — Dianne Feinstein sat on it for weeks,...
  • Sarah Palin plans to leave Alaska

    09/22/2018 11:40:22 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | Sep 21, 2018 | Aris Foley
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) says that she and her husband are ready to leave their home in Alaska and “get outside and do more.” “We were anchored here for the kids. Now our youngest daughter is going to be out of school — she's going to go to nursing school — she'll be taken care of." “And we're ready to do a lot more.” “We’re not going to be holed up in Wasilla, Alaska, the rest of our life..." Palin and her husband, Todd Palin, said they have lived in Wasilla since they first met in high school....
  • Christine Ford, accuser of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, agrees 2 Senate testimony re sex..

    09/22/2018 11:38:50 AM PDT · by tinyowl · 311 replies
    cnbc ^ | Sept 22, 2018 | J David
  • Likud source: Olmert is now Abbas' mouthpiece

    09/22/2018 11:35:51 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/9/18 | Hezki Baruch
    My words: "OOOH! LET'S SWORDFIGHT!" A senior Likud source on Saturday responded to former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's meeting with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. The meeting took place in France. "Olmert, who offered Abbas the Western Wall, has now turned into his faithful mouthpiece," the source said. "In the US and many Arab countries, they already understand that Abbas is the true obstacle to peace, and that the reason for his extreme demands is not peace but rather the elimination of the State of Israel." MK Moti Yogev (Jewish Home) also responded to the meeting. "Olmert met with...
  • Joy Reid Guest: 'Claim' Against Kavanaugh Should be Sufficient to Force Him Out

    09/22/2018 10:47:36 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 73 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    C'mon, Kavanaugh, why won't you walk the plank? After all, someone has made a "claim" against you. That, in a nutshell, was the complaint of a guest on Joy Reid's MSNBC show this morning. Said Maya Wiley: "Douglas Ginsburg was the person that was nominated by Reagan, after Bork got borked. Within a matter of days, he was honest about marijuana use, and had to step down. But a claim of sexual assault is not sufficient?"Get the rest of the story and view the video here.