Absurd would be the least of it

From Instapundit.

WELL, THIS IS GOING SWIMMINGLY: Doubts over Kavanaugh hearing as his accuser may not appear.

UPDATE: Heh.

 

IT’S COME TO THIS:

I’m not seeing much sensitivity toward even the possibility of a man’s pain at being falsely accused.

AND NOW THIS:

Unmasking the deep state to an indifferent world

At the link:

Project Veritas has released the first installment in an undercover video series unmasking the deep state. The video features a State Department employee, Stuart Karaffa, engaged in radical socialist political activity on the taxpayer’s dime, while advocating for government resistance. Stuart Karaffa is also a ranking member of the Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America (Metro DC DSA.)

Stuart Karaffa is just the first federal government employee that Project Veritas has filmed in an undercover series unmasking the deep state. More video reports are to be released soon.

Today’s news: nothing happened

I’m not sure I understand why it would matter even if it had happened, but in any case it is a certainly that nothing of the kind ever took place. And for any of you who ask, how can you know for sure, common sense cannot be counted as among your most important personal characteristics. Might as well accept the truth of alien abductions.

American politics remains the oddest place in the world. Donald Trump is a small dot of sanity in the midst of it all. It is his common sense and willingness to fight things out that makes him so formidable. Meanwhile….

WILL SHE, WON’T SHE?
DEM FBI PLOY
FEINSTEIN FLUBS: CAN’T SAY EVERYTHING TRUTHFUL

SUPREME DRAMA INTENSIFIES...
'Other man in room' won't testify...
Senator Wants Men to 'Just Shut Up'...
Soros-Backed Activists Slip Cash to Protesters... 

 

Where’s Senator Roy Moore when you need him?

It’s at times like this it would have been nice to have Roy Moore in the Senate for a number of reasons, including the example his election would have meant for this kind of sleaze. Are the Repubicans this stupid and lacking in purpose? We shall see soon enough. The stories are gleaned from Lucianne except for the last one from The Wall Street Journal.

Corrupt Media Reported on Kavanaugh Accuser 100 Times More than Ellison Accusers Who Actually Filed Police Report
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
The liberal mainstream media continues to lose the trust of the American people. And they have no one to blame but themselves. (Photo) As reported in August Rep. Keith Ellison’s former lover Karen Monahan hurled scurrilous accusations at the current Deputy Chairman of the Democrat Party. Karen’s son accused Democrat Party Deputy Chair Keith Ellison of physically and mentally abusing his mother while they were in a relationship. Austin Monahan described seeing video of HORRIFIC abuse by Keith Ellison. Fellow Democrat and Minnesotan running against Ellison in the AG primary, Debra Hilstrom, shared the viral Facebook post and demanded that

Now Is the Time to Stop Jurisprudence From Being the Plaything of Politics
American Greatness, by Stephen B. Presser    Original Article
 
The “intergalactic freak show,” as Senator John Kennedy (R-La.) so splendidly called it, continues. For the third time, the progressives have used a last-resort accusation of sexual misconduct to seek to besmear the reputation of a good man and force him to withdraw from the public stage. It worked with Roy Moore, it failed with Clarence Thomas, and it must not be allowed to succeed with Brett Kavanaugh. In the case of Judge Kavanaugh, this is more than the usual “he said,” “she said,” as we had, for example, with Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill.
The Charges Against Judge Kavanaugh Should Be Ignored
American Greatness, by Dennis Prager    Original Article
 
It is almost impossible to overstate the damage done to America’s moral compass by taking the charges leveled against Judge Brett Kavanaugh seriously. It undermines foundational moral principles of any decent society. Those who claim the charges against Judge Kavanaugh by Christine Blasey Ford are important and worth investigating, and that they ultimately, if believed, invalidate his candidacy for the U.S. Supreme Court are stating that: a) What a middle-aged adult did in high school is all we need to need to know to evaluate an individual’s character—even when his entire adult life has been impeccable.

Team Trump: If We Ditch Kavanaugh, We’re Signing Our Own ‘Death Warrant’
Daily Beast, by Lachlan Markay*    Original Article
 
For Donald Trump’s White House, Brett Kavanaugh is increasingly irrelevant to the politics of his own Supreme Court nomination. Instead, those close to the president view the next few days as a virtual X-ray on the backbone of their party and a litmus test for the future of Trump’s presidency. Those are the stakes that Team Trump has embraced as it and Kavanaugh respond to allegations that the federal appeals court judge sexually assaulted a fellow high-school student—allegations he strenuously denies. There has been no talk within the ranks about pulling the nomination and going with an equally conservative—if not
The Late Hit on Judge Kavanaugh
Taki’s Magazine, by Patrick J. Buchanan    Original Article
 
Upon the memory and truthfulness of Christine Blasey Ford hangs the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, his reputation, and possibly his career on the nation’s second highest court. And much more. If Kavanaugh is voted down or forced to withdraw, the Republican Party and conservative movement could lose their last best hope for recapturing the high court for constitutionalism. No new nominee could be vetted and approved in six weeks. And the November election could bring in a Democratic Senate, an insuperable obstacle to the elevation of a new strict constructionist like Kavanaugh.

And So It Begins: Three Republican
Senators Side With Democrats To Delay Kavanaugh Supreme Court Vote
DCWhispers, by Staff    Original Article
 
Yesterday D.C. Whispers warned its readers the bogus allegations against Trump Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, would be front and center this week as Democrats hoped to intimidate enough Republican senators that Kavanaugh’s appointment might be delayed and possibly derailed entirely. That attempt is now happening and proving successful as Republican senators Jeff Flake, Lisa Murkowski, and Susan Collins, all indicated they were open to delaying the Kavanaugh vote. To add fuel to the fire, the ever-manipulative Senator Chuck Schumer called for an FBI investigation into the allegations – allegations that Kavanagh rubbed up against someone when he was a teenager.
The Legal Advisor for Kavanaugh’s
Accuser Is a Big Time Democratic Donor, Thinks People Who Work for Trump Are ´Miscreants´
Townhall, by Timothy Meads    Original Article
 
The Washington Post reported this afternoon that Stanford professor Christine Blasey Ford is the woman behind the confidential letter given to Sen. Dianne Feinstein accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault as a teenager. (Snip)she thought it was her duty to come forward on the record after the advice of Washington lawyer Debra Katz. Katz, however, has a long history of dismissing sexual assault allegations against liberal politicians, donating to left-wing causes, and even publicly demonizing all Trump advisors as “miscreants” who are worse than deplorables.

Lawyer for Kavanaugh accuser downplayed sexual misconduct allegations against Clinton, Franken
Fox News, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
 
Attorney Debra Katz made the rounds Monday on morning television to argue her client’s sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh should be taken seriously, an appeal accepted even by the White House. (Snip) “Paula Jones´ suit is very, very, very weak,” Katz said on CNN’s “Talkback Live” in March 1998 in a discussion about Jones’ claims against Clinton, according to a show transcript. “She´s alleged one incident that took place in a hotel room that, by her own testimony, lasted 10 to 12 minutes.

Dianne Feinstein´s Mind-Boggling Decision

American Thinker, by Elad Hakim

During a recent television interview on MSNBC, Elie Mystal opined that “if Kavanaugh succeeds, it is a moral failing of the process.” Mystal is right in one respect: there was a moral failure. However, it has nothing to do with Judge Kavanaugh or the Republicans. Rather, the “moral” failure is solely attributable to Dianne Feinstein. During Judge Kavanaugh´s confirmation hearing, some Senate Democrats complained that they were not given numerous documents regarding Judge Kavanaugh (i.e., the entire record). They asked to delay the hearing until such time as the records were produced. However, at the same time

Kavanaugh Accuser´s Lawyer: It´s Not her Job To Corroborate Her Story

Daily Caller, by Amber Athey        

Debra Katz, the attorney for the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, said that it is not her client’s job to corroborate her claims. WATCH: (Video) Katz said on CNN on Monday that investigators should be responsible for proving Christine Blasey Ford’s claim that Kavanaugh held her down and drunkenly groped her while at a party in high school. During the interview, Katz revealed that there was another girl present at the party, which allegedly took place in 1982 while Kavanaugh was attending Georgetown Prep. Ford previously told the Washington Post

Last-Minute Attack On Kavanaugh Is Meant As Warning To All Conservatives

Investor´s Business Daily, by Staff

Dirty Politics: It´s hard to know what to make of the last-second charge against Judge Brett Kavanaugh about an event that allegedly occurred 36 years ago. What is crystal clear is the message Democrats are sending to conservatives. “We will do whatever it takes to destroy you.” Based on what we know at the moment, the claim made by Christine Blasey Ford is troubling, but not necessarily because of what she alleges happened when she was a high school sophomore. First, there´s the timing.

There is finally also this from The Wall Street Journal: The #MeToo Kavanaugh Ambush.

The woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of a drunken assault when both were teenagers has now come forward publicly, but that should not deter Republicans from proceeding with their current confirmation-vote schedule. There is no way to confirm her story after 35 years, and to let it stop Mr. Kavanaugh’s confirmation would ratify what has all the earmarks of a calculated political ambush.

BDS explained by one of its most virulent carriers

For no reason I can recall, I receive emails from a Rabbi Bruce Warshal which I sometimes read but usually delete. Today I read his words and will always from now on delete. Such people are political morons. Makes one understand how the Holocaust could have happened if the Jews in Germany during the 1930s were such fools as this. His political and historical understanding is so shallow that it completely foxes my ability to believe that he has been around for the past seventy years or so and is still more naive than a three year old.

For years the Israeli government declared that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) was inconsequential. It was, they said, the domain of anti-Semites, self-hating Jews and Arab extremists.

About five years ago the Israeli government realized that BDS was an effective tool against its Palestinian policies concerning the Palestinians and this past year began a ferocious counter-attack. The Knesset passed legislation barring entry to foreigners who call for a boycott of Israel, or the settlements or any Israeli institution.

A large percentage of Israelis as well as diaspora Jewish leaders support a boycott of the settlements, including myself. I was in Israel two years ago, but I hesitate to return if I face the prospect of being turned away or interrogated at Ben Gurion airport. It has gotten to the point that recently the prominent American-Jewish columnist Peter Beinart was almost refused entry.

The Israeli government wants to paint anyone who supports BDS as anti-Israel. At this point, I do support the boycott of the settlements, but not the full BDS movement. If Israel continues down the path toward a Greater Israel from the Mediterranean to the Jordan River, which means that it would become an apartheid state ruling over five million Palestinians, I believe that most diaspora Jews would be BDS supporters.

Some Jews support BDS as a tactic to avoid that outcome. Both the Israeli government and the American Jewish establishment brand them as either self-hating Jews or radical outliers. I disagree. Boycotts, divestments and sanctions played a crucial part in changing South Africa. They believe BDS can do so regarding Israel as well. I feel that a full-blown boycott-divestment-sanctions movement is premature but is certainly not a cardinal sin deserving cherem (expulsion) from our community.

A prime example: Rebecca Vilkomerson is the Executive Director of Jewish Voice for Peace, the most vocal American Jewish organization in support of BDS. Her response to the Israeli law: “My grandparents are buried in Israel, my husband and kids are citizens, and I lived there for three years, but this bill would bar me from visiting because of my work in support of Palestinian rights. I’m very proud to support the BDS movement, and hope that the response to this ban will hasten the day when anyone can travel there freely.” It’s hard for me to demonize her for her opinions or actions, even though I disagree with them.

Last summer a rabbi with Jewish Voice for Peace along with four other peace activists, including representatives of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship and American Muslims for Palestine, were denied the right to board a Lufthansa flight out of Washington, D.C. to Tel Aviv because their names were on a blacklist provided to the airline by the Israeli government.
Another person, by luck, avoided the Washington blacklist by departing from New York City because as Haaretz reported, “she had to drop her kid at Jewish summer camp” and could not make the Washington departure. Here we have a committed Jewish woman raising her child in a Jewish culture. Yet, the Israeli propaganda machine would want us to believe that she is a self-hating Jew worthy of being denied entry to “the Jewish homeland.”

Peace Now said the ban is “neither Jewish nor democratic.” The Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) said “the law violates basic democratic rules in that it sets a political position as a reason to prevent foreigners from entering Israel and occupied territories… Freedom of speech is not only about the right to speak, but also the right to be exposed to opinions, even opinions that outrage or anger the majority in Israel.”

That last sentence equally applies to the American Jewish establishment. The Jewish Federation in South Palm Beach County (of which I was the founding Executive Director) will not even allow J Street (a middle-of-the-road, liberal Jewish lobby whose masthead reads “Pro Israel, Pro Peace”) to sit on its Community Relations Board, since it is not kosher enough in its politics. Obviously, my Federation has its own blacklists.

I lived through the McCarthy era. I hate blacklists, whether by Israel or the American Jewish establishment. I prefer to accept the right of all committed Jews to speak out or to act on their opinions, and to accept them as a legitimate part of our community.

My goodness, he survived the McCarthy era! What a hero! Remind me where the memorial for those brave martyrs to McCarthyism can be found so that I can visit and pay my respects.

Dealing with the highest standards of political madness

This is the accusation: that the nominee for the Supreme Court, when he was 17, that is, thirty or so years ago, did the following:

One summer in the early 1980s, Kavanaugh and a friend — both “stumbling drunk,” Ford alleges — corralled her into a bedroom during a gathering of teenagers at a house in Montgomery County.

While his friend watched, she said, Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed on her back and groped her over her clothes, grinding his body against hers and clumsily attempting to pull off her one-piece bathing suit and the clothing she wore over it. When she tried to scream, she said, he put his hand over her mouth.

“I thought he might inadvertently kill me,” said Ford, now a 51-year-old research psychologist in northern California. “He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing.”

Ford said she was able to escape when Kavanaugh’s friend and classmate at Georgetown Preparatory School, Mark Judge, jumped on top of them, sending all three tumbling. She said she ran from the room, briefly locked herself in a bathroom and then fled the house.

Ford said she told no one of the incident in any detail until 2012, when she was in couples therapy with her husband. The therapist’s notes, portions of which were provided by Ford and reviewed by The Washington Post, do not mention Kavanaugh’s name but say she reported that she was attacked by students “from an elitist boys’ school” who went on to become “highly respected and high-ranking members of society in Washington.” The notes say four boys were involved, a discrepancy Ford says was an error on the therapist’s part. Ford said there were four boys at the party but only two in the room.

Notes from an individual therapy session the following year, when she was being treated for what she says have been long-term effects of the incident, show Ford described a “rape attempt” in her late teens.

In an interview, her husband, Russell Ford, said that in the 2012 sessions, she recounted being trapped in a room with two drunken boys, one of whom pinned her to a bed, molested her and prevented her from screaming. He said he recalled that his wife used Kavanaugh’s last name and voiced concern that Kavanaugh — then a federal judge — might one day be nominated to the Supreme Court.

On Sunday, the White House sent The Post a statement Kavanaugh issued last week, when the outlines of Ford’s account became public: “I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation. I did not do this back in high school or at any time.”

Through a White House spokesman, Kavanaugh declined to comment further on Ford’s allegation and did not respond to questions about whether he knew her during high school. The White House had no additional comment.

It’s from the Washington Post so you cannot get more authoritative than that. More here.


'I thought he might inadvertently kill me'...
WHEN THEY WERE TEENS...
Anti-Trump Activist?
Lawyer History of Dismissing Claims Against Liberals, Defended Franken...
Dems call on Senate to postpone vote...
Republicans join...
Feinstein urges FBI probe...

What truly gets me is that everyone takes it seriously. These are the people we are depending on to defend our way of life. Is there really anyone based on this story who would change their vote if Kavanaugh were confirmed without further investigation? There truly are idiots everywhere.

They’re crazy but as they see it only half as crazy as Labor

The PM, in today’s Oz:

Scott Morrison has said Labor’s 45 per cent emissions reduction target would lead to the closure of every coal-fired power station in Australia.

The Prime Minister said electricity prices were starting to drop and would continue to do so under the government’s policies.

“The alternative is Labor will put into law 45 per cent emissions reduction target, the target we have that has been the commitment of the government for many years now of 26 per cent, that won’t have a material impact on electricity prices, that is my advice,” Mr Morrison told 5AA radio.

“But to take it to 45 per cent would pretty much shut down every coal fired power station in the country, it would increase people’s power bills by about $1400 on average for every single household.”

Meanwhile, from someone self-identifying as the Minister for the Environment, promising to do what cannot be done:

One of my responsibilities as the new Minister for Environment is to ensure Australia remains on track to meet our international commitments.

To be clear on this, Australia will meet our Paris emissions target without compromising the economy. Our approach remains the best way to meet our 2030 target. No country in the world is relying on a single policy. This is the responsible approach to policy, as is reviewing your existing policies to ensure they are meeting your objectives.

The Emissions Reduction Fund — a $2.55 billion investment — is one of the tools we are using to reduce emissions. The ERF has contracted with farmers, landholders and indigenous communities to deliver practical investment in our helping regional communities while reducing emissions.

The message: we are only half as crazy as Labor.

Recollections of youth while examining a judge

This is the Instapundit post which already has more than 1300 comments. If the right is going to fold every time some woman makes an accusation from decades before, they are not only sensationally vulnerable but fantastically stupid. Not one Democrat believes any of it, but they know some Republicans will or will at least pretend to.

ANITA HILL, REDUX: Kavanaugh Accuser Breaks Anonymity, Is Liberal Professor.

UPDATE: “Here’s what we know”: Judiciary Committee chair Chuck Grassley reacts to new Kavanaugh allegation report. (Bumped).

MORE: Sen. Jeff Flake wants to postpone vote on Brett Kavanaugh; Update: Statement from Sen. Collins.

Plus: Thread: “IF you wanted to detonate an 11th-hr, unfalsifiable smear & strategically leak it for max impact, this is how you’d do it.”

STILL MORE: Thread.


The most perfect example of fake news in history

They just lie. Cannot trust a thing they say. And this was “the weather channel”. It is almost a Monty Python level of satire except it was a straight report. Full story here.

AND NOW THIS:

weather man cnn