September 16th – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #605

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  1. linda4298 says: Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Sunday voiced skepticism about the timing of fresh allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but expressed a willingness to allow the accuser to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

    “If (Christine Blasley) Ford wishes to provide information to the committee, I would gladly listen to what she has to say and compare that against all other information we have received about Judge Kavanaugh,” Graham said in a statement.

    “If the committee is to hear from Ms. Ford, it should be done immediately so the process can continue as scheduled,” added Graham, a member of the Judiciary Committee.

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  3. Guyski says:

    Here is Basey’s senior year class book, here pic is on page 82.

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  4. patrickhenrycensored says:


  5. Publius2016 says:

    Just realized it! Kavanaugh’s accuser has conflated 80s teen comedies! I think its a mix between The Sure Thing and Fast Times at Richmond High…sorry Lady…this dog dont hunt…buh bye

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  6. sunnydaze says:

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  7. LM says:

    This reminds me of Harry Reid’s pleasure at the sucess of his lie about Romney’s tax returns.

    Reid displayed no repentance when he admitted the lie, he just crowed about the results. “He didn’t win, did he?”

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  8. sunnydaze says:

    Putting this tweet fr/ previous page here, cuz it’s starting soon (6PM Eastern):

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  9. JustSomeInputFromAz says:

    Got a chuckle from this tweat:

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  10. Harry Lime says:

    Now isn’t this interesting…preparing for a mass social and main stream media blackout for when the MOAB hits? Or just concerned that FEMA and local governments are not up to the job? Hmmm…

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration will send a message to all U.S. cellphones on Thursday to test a previously unused alert system that aims to warn the public about national emergencies.

    The messages will bear the headline “Presidential Alert”, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) said in a statement this week. Phones will make a loud tone and have a special vibration, said FEMA, which will send the alert.

    The test message, scheduled for 2:18 p.m. EDT on Thursday, will read: “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.”

    The test has been scheduled to ensure that the alert system would work in the event of a national emergency. U.S. cellphone users will not be able to opt out.

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    • Harry Lime says:

      I didn’t mean to knock FEMA…they will be in charge of sending this alert…just found it interesting that we need a separate alert system direct from the president’s office.


    • IMO says:

      Cellphone users cannot opt out of receiving alerts in accordance with the 2006 Warning, Alert and Response Network Act passed by Congress.


      According to fake news cnn article you can opt out lol

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  11. apfelcobbler says:

    Here’s the relevant passage from WaPo that jibes with the timing Katica notices in her tweet (upstream in the thread):

    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.

    What a coincidence that the Shrink Professor didn’t find this romp at all therapy-worthy until she realized it may involve a VP pick

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  12. This woman is a set up!

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  13. rjcylon says:

    I’m pretty sure the rest of the country has figured out that whenever there’s an important republican special election, judge confirmation etc. an accusation like this is going to happen. When it happens, every time, predictably, it’s hard to take seriously. I haven’t read much about this, and I don’t plan to.

    Some girl is saying he was mean in high school. Do. Not. Care.

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  14. JustSomeInputFromAz says:

    No Lindsay, Ms. Ford should NOT appear before the committee.

    No matter if it happened (I think it did not) or did not happen, nothing can be proven…it ends up “he said/she said”… sir should not even be making such an offer to listen to this smear:

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    • Cuppa Covfefe says:

      Graham is crackers…

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    • Pat Frederick says:

      it will only encourage further “accusers” to come forward and expect to be heard–delaying the vote.

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    • America First says:

      It is easy to feel snarky because this type of allegation or some other act of desperation was always going to be in the offing where leftists (“by any means necessary”) are concerned, but it is still mind-blowing that they had this letter containing the allegation since July and NOW they want to postpone the confirmation for an investigation.

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    • paper doll says:

      I pray the GOPe lily livers hold firm. Much as I don’t care for Bush Inc, if Kavanaugh didn’t have Bush connections, the stalwart Never Trump/Rinos would have bailed on him already.
      Lord, show some gumption will you? How many times can they be scared into a defeat by such BS ?

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    • Amy2 says:

      There will never be another confirmation if they fall for this. If she’s serious, let her go to the police and make a report. Statue of limitations, yada, yada.


      • singingsoul says:

        If I were Kavanaugh I woul opt out and than take this woman to court.
        President should nominate as far right conservative and dare them not to confirm. He should choose a woman no one can say she tried to rape.
        I do not know why a man or woman would want to put their spouse and kids through slime like Kavanaugh is facing. This is going to be bad for everyone.
        Her credibility is that she is a shrink.

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  15. patrickhenrycensored says:

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  16. Concerned Virginian says:

    A possible plan to completely derail this BLASEY-FORD liar in my opinion:
    Tomorrow, Monday, have her served with a Congressional subpoena for OPEN DOORS testimony on Tuesday, September 18. Make it clear to her that if she refuses, she will be jailed. Fly her to DC and put her up in a hotel if necessary.
    Tomorrow, Monday, have MARK JUDGE, the “other person in the room” when the “incident” was supposed to have taken place, ALSO served with a Congressional subpoena for OPEN DOORS testimony on Tuesday, September 18, in the SAME ROOM that Blasey-Ford will be testifying in.
    Tomorrow, Monday, have Judge Kavanaugh invited to the Congressional testimony room SO HE CAN CONFRONT HIS ACCUSER per the Constitution.
    Have the cameras rolling during the testimony.
    How much does anybody bet that this lying female would DECLINE any opportunity handed her on a silver platter to confront Judge Kavanaugh in open testimony? Since she’s lying, PLUS that Mark Judge would be in attendance, her story would collapse in about 10 seconds.
    Oh well, I can dream…

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  17. sunnydaze says:

    MI. candidate for US Senate vs. Stabenow. Fingers crossed:

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  18. Here we go:

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  19. “This is an official White House Statement on the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. The top twelve (12) officials in both the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Justice have been terminated and have either been arrested or formally placed under investigation for Sedition against the government of the United States of America. Additionally, the security clearances and passports have been revoked from the top twelve (12) appointed officials in the previous administration for the reasons previously stated. Due to this state of affairs, the United States Marshal service will oversea all current and future FBI investigations. And the United States Army Judge Advocate General Corps will assume all jurisdictional responsibilities of the DOJ. A State of Emergency has been declared by the President and as such all immigration to the United States has been immediately suspended until further notice. The United States Marine Corps has been instructed to immediately seal our southern border. They are authorized to use lethal force to repel any unauthorized attempt at entry.”

    Pour me another double Martha – I’m just getting warmed up. MAGA

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  20. Damn…. Federal Bureau of INVESTIGATION! Ooops – sorry!


  21. IMO says:

    In case anyone missed it

    @GenFlynn Accepts Award for Service to America

    Published on Sep 15, 2018
    Lt. General Michael Flynn’s acceptance speech when Ed Martin presented him the Eagle Council’s Major General John K. (Jack) Singlaub Award for Service to America.

    Epic speech by Lt. General Michael Flynn

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  22. kinthenorthwest says:

    Wow Go Trump

    Trump Campaign Wins Lawsuit Filed By Protestors via @ConDailyPost

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  23. She’s a protestor!

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  24. Troublemaker10 says:

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  25. mike devault says:

    This Ford person doesn’t know where the house was where the “sexual assault” occured; she doesn’t know whose house it was; and she doesn’t know how she got there but she 100% knows that it was Brett Kavanaugh. Right!

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  28. Ivehadit says:

    GET ON THE PHONE to Flake’s office McConnell’s office, etc and email everyone you know to do the same: 202-224-3121.

    Demand they VOTE FOR KAVANAUGH!

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  29. linda4298 says:

    The GOP chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee wants to set up a call with the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct and the top Republican and Democratic members of the panel.

    A spokesman on Sunday said that Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley is “actively working” to set up a call with the woman and with Kavanaugh ahead of Thursday’s scheduled committee vote.

    Spokesman Taylor Foy said Grassley and the panel’s top Democrat, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, routinely hold such “bipartisan staff calls” when updates are made to a nominee’s background file.

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  30. kea says:

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  31. linda4298 says: President Donald Trump won’t withdraw Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination, a White House official said Sunday, as Democrats sought to delay this week’s planned Senate committee vote after a woman said Kavanaugh sexually attacked her decades ago. the rest of the article is bloomberg b.s.

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  32. Lucille says:

    Hillary bashes Trump…
    Thread by @_ImperatorRex_: “1. Again, Clinton (like Obama) seems haggard, exhausted and unhinged. These two are under pressure. And seem desperate to scare citizens…

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  33. patrickhenrycensored says:

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  35. cripto says:

    Well, Super Typhoon Manghkut (means ‘mangosteen’ in Thai, a fruit that packs a punch 😀 ) is losing its mojo. Had some Oh No, moments especially the wind and flooding. My neighbor’s field became a pond and moi without sandbags. I was checking continuously and in a twist to the brave men saving dogs in the Carolinas, my neighbor’s dog at the height of the storm came over to rescue me. I couldn’t get him to leave. He rechecked if I was OK early this morning.

    Sundance posted Jan Zhu’s twitter feed on the storm in HK, and China, warning storm porn 😀 :

    Hong Kong Free Press has more on HK. No one died unlike the Philippines, but 200 first responders and civilians were injured.

    I had full power, water, wifi throughout. Bury those utilities America.

    Now to clean up the bloody mess outside……

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  36. BakoCarl says:

    On a recent past thread (ref?) we were treated to a drone video of a portion of an 18 foot high 20-mile steel bollard wall being built on the New Mexico southern border.

    Many of the comments following the video were somewhat of the nature of “That wall isn’t 30 feet tall!” “That’s not what we voted PTrump in for!” “That wall’s a waste of money!” “That wall’s not going to work!”

    Well, without much detail, as I recall, one astute Treeper ventured that all isn’t wasted because that wall will be part of the final wall complex.

    So I looked up the plans for The Wall, and found that the plan incorporated a 5.5 meter high, see-through steel bollard wall as the southern-most part of the wall complex.

    Hmmmm. 5.5 meters . . . that’s 18.04 feet!

    Astute Treeper indeed!!! BZ!!!

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  37. linda4298 says:

    Here is some uplifting of spirits The apostle John said, “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that who so ever believed in him would not perish but have everlasting life.”

    We have been promised that all we have to do is ask God in Jesus name to help when we have done all we can — when we’ve come to the end of our strength and abilities and we’ll have that help. We only have to trust and have faith in his infinite goodness and mercy.

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    • That is my confirmation verse and to me it means not going to hell, not fixing problems in our daily lives. I believe He leaves us to our own devices for the most part.


      • TMonroe says:

        It’s clear from Scripture how much God wants us to turn to Him to speak into our situations:

        Luke 18:1 “Then Jesus told His disciples a parable that they always ought to pray and not lose heart”

        Hebrews 4:14-16: “Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet is without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

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