22 thoughts on “News/Politics 9-26-20

  1. We’ll know for sure when he announces this afternoon, but it’s Barrett.


    “The least suspenseful Supreme Court nomination of my lifetime, and almost certainly of yours too. Who’s ever been more of a sure thing for a seat on the Court than Barrett was for Ginsburg’s seat, assuming that it was vacated while Trump was president?

    In fact, the only suspense to this “process” is whether the White House ever considered another candidate. Barbara Lagoa’s name has been mentioned all week, and if you believe the reporting she really did have some advocates inside the White House. I can see Trump, ever transactional, taking a shine to the idea of appointing a Cuban-American woman from Florida to the seat, knowing how that might improve his election chances.

    But, with no disrespect to Lagoa, the idea was farcical. Barrett is a known ideological quantity, Lagoa isn’t. If Trump had chosen her over a sureshot conservative like Barrett, Lagoa would have been attacked by righties as the new O’Connor every time she joined the Court’s liberal bloc on a decision. Besides, Trump lives in mortal fear of alienating his base, knowing that he lost swing voters years ago. He governs the country as if he’s the president of red-state America, correctly believing that he’ll need supernova turnout among his strongest supporters to win another term. Surely it was explained to him that, although Lagoa might help him in Florida, Republican activists would be extremely disappointed if he whiffed on a chance to put Barrett on the Court.”


  2. Ruh-roh….

    ““I Did It A Bunch Of Times”: Dianne Feinstein’s Husband Caught In College Admissions Scandal”


    “Senator Dianne Feinstein’s husband, Richard Blum, has been named in a college admissions scandal. This scandal is different than the one that has dominated headlines for months. Unlike the FBI’s Operation Varsity Blues, this isn’t a story of wealthy parents paying handsomely to get their unqualified children accepted into a college or university. This is a story of connections and the arrogance of the privileged.

    The state auditor’s office named Richard Blum, a University of California Regent, as one of the regents in an admissions scandal involving dozens of students from wealthy, mostly white, well-connected families. There is a prohibition on regents using their influence in admission matters.

    Among those “inappropriately admitted” were a student whose family was friends with a member of the Board of Regents, the child of a major donor and an applicant who babysat for a colleague of a former admissions director, according to the report released Tuesday by the California State Auditor.

    In one case, a regent unidentified in the audit sent an “inappropriate letter of support” directly to the UC Berkeley chancellor on behalf of a student with only a 26% chance of winning a spot off the wait list, despite the policy prohibiting efforts by regents to influence admissions decisions by going around the regular process. The applicant was admitted.

    Margarita Fernandez, the auditor’s spokesperson, confirmed that the regent is Richard Blum.

    When asked about this breach in conduct, Blum’s response was hey, no one told me it was wrong to do it. He said he has done it lots of times during his 18 years as a regent. He claims innocence of any wrongdoing.”


    Some are doing jail time for just one instances. But I’m sure our two tiered justice system won’t allow the same for him.


  3. Barrett needs to prepare for the hate that’s coming her way. Sure it’s not true, but that won’t stop them. In fact, it’s already started.


    “There have been charges that women in People of Praise are encouraged to be submissive. One former member said as much to Reuters. Yet as O. Carter Snead, a Notre Dame law professor and director of the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture, notes, Amy Barrett—herself a law professor as well as a judge—appears to be failing at being submissive and a total disaster at being subjugated. Mr. Snead said an interview that he thinks People of Praise draws scrutiny in part because of nomenclature and terminology: “Even the name, People of Praise, sounds to the secular ear either corny or sinister. If you wanted to imagine a group in a dark dystopian hellscape, People of Praise is the name you’d give!”

    Joannah Clark, a local leader of People of Praise in Portland and the head of Trinity Academy, a People of Praise school, also appears to be failing at submissiveness. “I consider myself a strong, well-educated, happy, intelligent, free, independent woman,” she laughs. She has a doctorate from Georgetown. Trinity’s culture is “distinctly Christian” but “purposely ecumenical.” The emphasis is on reading, writing and Socratic inquiry. “Our three pillars are the humanities, modern math and science, and the arts—music, drama.”

    Do they teach evolution? They do.

    “We are normal people—there’s women who are nurses, doctors, teachers, scientists, stay-at-home moms” in the community. “We are in Christian community because we take our faith seriously. We are not weird and mysterious,” she laughs. “And we are not controlled by men.””


  4. No good deed goes unpunished.

    But thankfully some good people still help out. 🙂


    “Bronx dad who shielded kids in dealership shootout loses his jobs”

    “The hero Bronx dad who was wounded as he shielded his three small children from gunfire at a Bronx car dealership this week lost his jobs because of the injury — according to a fundraising page that surpassed $100,000 on Friday.

    Anthony Jefferson, 39, visited the used-car business on Boston Road in Eastchester around 7:30 p.m. Monday to look for a car to surprise the mother of his kids, Danica Jefferson, on her upcoming birthday.

    Instead of leaving with a car, Jefferson found himself in the midst of a shootout — and was shot himself as he covered his children with his body to protect them from the bullets.

    “Due to his injury, Anthony lost his job and has to have surgery to remove the bullet,” Serena Wingate, a close friend of Jefferson, posted on a GoFundMe page that hit $122,084 on Friday afternoon. The page’s goal was $24,100.”


  5. Mr. President, please fire this incompetent clown already.



    “White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows criticized FBI Director Christopher Wray on Friday after the top law enforcement official told a congressional committee that the agency has seen no evidence of voter fraud ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

    Wray testified the FBI had “not seen, historically, any kind of coordinated national voter fraud effort in a major election, whether it’s by mail or otherwise” during an appearance before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Thursday. His remarks contradicted the stance of President Trump, who has claimed that mail-in ballots are vulnerable to fraud.

    “With all due respect to Director Wray, he has a hard time finding emails at his own FBI, let alone figuring out whether there’s any kind of voter fraud,” Meadows said during an appearance on CBS This Morning. “This is a very different case. The rules are being changed.”

    “The expected widespread use of mail-in ballots has emerged as a key source of debate ahead of Election Day. Earlier this week, the Justice Department announced an investigation into nine discarded ballots that were discovered in Pennsylvania.

    Meadows referenced the Pennsylvania case during his admonition of Wray.

    “What I’m suggesting is, perhaps he can drill down on the investigation that just started,” Meadows added. “Others that we’re seeing in North Carolina and other places where multiple ballots, duplicate ballots are being sent out, perhaps he needs to get involved on the ground and he would change his testimony on Capitol Hill.””


  6. I hope “Trump gets re-elected for this reason. Others too, of ,course, but mainly this.

    I’ve said this a dozen times here before : I don’t like the man, his mouth runs ahead of his brain. But I like everything he does.


  7. This is how they treat strong, smart, conservative women, and their families.

    Take note and express your displeasure by voting accordingly, because they’d do the same to you. This is who the Democrats are, and have been for some time. They will keep doing it unless they’re taught a lesson.

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  9. Notice a pattern?


    “Democrats’ ‘Norm’ Is Brutalizing The Reputations Of Republican Court Nominees

    For the last 30 years, Republican nominations for the Supreme Court have faced personal, ugly, defamatory attacks from Democrats.”

    “We’ve been hearing a lot from Democrats and the media this week about how President Trump and Senate Republicans are “violating norms” with their plans to nominate and confirm a Supreme Court justice before the November election. Of course, the clear historical norm in this situation is for a sitting president to nominate and, if his party controls the Senate, for the Senate to confirm a new justice — even in an election year.

    The norm Republicans are following isn’t the one that should concern us — it’s Democrats’ long-established norm of character assassination, outright lies, and ugly, personal attacks against any Republican nominee to the Supreme Court.

    Every time a Republican president has nominated someone to the Supreme Court in the last 30 years, with one notable exception, Democrats have responded by smearing the nominee with accusations of ideological extremism, racism, misogyny, sexual harassment, plagiarism, and, most infamously in Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s case, gang rape.

    The Kavanaugh confirmation hearings stand out not just because they were the most recent but because they were such an ugly and outlandish spectacle. Democrats, aided by a media establishment that gladly discarded all professional standards, tried to paint Kavanaugh, an eminently qualified jurist and a decent man, as the leader of a gang rape squad. His confirmation hearings in 2018 were a fiasco and marked a new low for Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

    Democrats Have Been Doing This For 30 Years”


  10. And from the media…..



    Must be another one of those “local” stories the MSM dismiss….


    “The incident in Yorba Linda, California reportedly occurred after counter-protesters crossed the highway to confront Black Lives Matter demonstrators. Initial reports suggested that the white sedan tore through both groups as their demonstrations met in a parking lot, but footage shows that the driver got in [her] car following an argument with Trump supporters and ripped through them.

    Police arrested the driver, 40-year-old Tatiana Turner, and charged her with assault with a deadly weapon and attempted murder.

    Initial reporting from The Orange County Register suggested that two people were injured.

    The Orange County Sheriff’s Department released a statement hours after the vehicular attack, stating that the protest resulted in two arrests, and two injuries.”


  11. How original….. 🙄


    “Biden Compares Trump To Nazi Goebbels, As Dems Scream About ‘Reichstag’

    WaPo: “This is not a drill. The Reichstag is burning.””

    “Democrats have spent months pressing Joe Biden not to concede the election, in Hillary Clinton’s words, “under any circumstances.” They’ve been war-gaming what to do if President Trump wins the election by winning the Electoral College (and losing the meaningless popular vote). They’ve made it quite clear that the only acceptable result to them is a Biden win.

    If there’s one thing we can count on from Democrats and the left, it’s projection. Whatever they are accusing Republicans of, you can be almost certain, they are busily doing or plotting the very thing.

    Biden appeared in an MSNBC interview and compared Trump to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.


    “Godwin’s Law is officially dead, I guess, since Democrats keep screeching that Trump and his supporters are all “Nazis.” With the Democrat presidential candidate joining in, we’ve reached a new low in political discourse.”


    And once again, it’s not Trump doing this. It’s all on them.


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