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Elizabeth Warren insults Native Americans

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The NY Times reports that Native Americans are pissed at Elizabeth Warren for “privileging nonindigenous definitions of being indigenous.”

I can’t say I understand that sentence, but it’s funny when the people pushing political correctness can’t follow their own rules. It’s time for Warren to step down and let someone more woke take her place.

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October 17, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Politics

Republicans’ Taylor Swift problem

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Well it’s not specifically a Taylor Swift problem but a bigger and more generalized problem that nearly all celebrities support Democrats, and the sheeple actually listen to celebrities. Taylor Swift has more political sway than the entire combined staff of the National Review and the Heritage Foundation

It would help if Republicans would stop cucking for the super-rich who want lower taxes. Hollywood types understand that their huge fortunes came from luck and not because they are superhuman value creators like Howard Roark. Hollywood types WANT their taxes raised.

But then, conservatives need to create an alternative to Hollywood that produces entertainment that people want to consume, and which isn’t loaded with subliminal leftist brainwashing.

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October 10, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Politics

More from Bloomberg about Chinese hack

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Bloomberg presents new evidence of Chinese hardware hacks, even as the rest of the mainstream media ignores the story. Because it doesn’t fit the narrative that the biggest hack ever was Russia publishing a few emails from the DNC and John Podesta?

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October 9, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Politics, Technology

Still thinking about how unfair the hearings were to Brett Kavanaugh

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In any normal trial, a defendant is allowed to use discovery to obtain evidence to prove his innocence, a process that was denied Kavanugh. As much as Democrats try to say it was a job interview and not a trial, damn it, it was a trial, and the people of America were the jury.

1. The therapist’s records. Normally, therapy is considered privileged, but because Ford presented the therapy as proof that Kavanaugh assaulted her, then in any normal and fair legal proceeding, Kavanaugh would be entitled to obtain those records and even question the therapist at a deposition.

2. The polygraph test. In any normal courtroom, polygraph tests are not allowed because they prejudice the jury while being unreliable. But because the polygraph test was introduced into evidence, it’s only fair that (1) Kavanaugh is entitled to all documentation about it; (2) to cross-examine the guy who gave the polygraph (who would be like an expert witness), and (3) have his own guy give her a polygraph test.

3. Deposition. Kavanaugh is entitled to have his attorney depose Ford and ask her tough questions she was never asked. As well as other people who might know things such as her FBI friend.

4. Cross-examination. Kavanaugh is entitled to have his attorney cross-examine Ford.

5. Present witnesses. Kavanaugh is entitled to have a parade of people called to the stand to testify that they don’t remember any such party (although they would be subject to cross-examination by the other side).

6. Freedom from prejudice. Kavanaugh is entitled for this to take place in a setting where Democratic Senators are not allowed to interrupt every five minutes and give a speech about how much they believe Ford. Where whoever is questioning Ford for the prosecution is not allowed to ask leading questions or give their opinion.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

October 9, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Law, Politics

Nikki Haley resigns?

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Now I think it’s more likely that she’s the one who wrote the anonymous op-ed and maybe I was wrong about Mike Pompeo.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

October 9, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Politics

No more green pants for Republicans

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This isn’t your father’s GOP. This is the party of Trump. The GOP has gone from a party of guys wearing green pants with a yellow shirt, going golfing at the country club with Muffie and Chip, to a party of brawlers, head-bangers and New York street fighters.

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October 8, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Politics

Monday update

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It’s a slow news day when the biggest story is a motor vehicle accident in upstate New York. I say that we can’t get safe self-driving cars soon enough. Self-driving cars could save more than thirty-thousand lives per year in the United States.

In politics, it looks to me that the liberals are not going to drop Kavanaugh. Just as they refused to accept the results of the 2016 election, they refuse to accept the results of a Senate vote which in turn was the result of previous elections that put more Republicans than Democrats into the Senate. I see a dangerous turn in U.S. politics in which liberals would rather tear down the legitimacy of our institutions rather than accept losing control of them.

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October 8, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Politics

Behind the scenes with Kavanaugh

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This New York Times article is well worth reading, it documents what was going on behind the scenes.

For starters, White House counsel Don McGahn led a team of people to help Kavanaugh get nominated, and pretty much every thing Kavanaugh did both strategically and tactically was being directed by McGahn. Kavanaugh doesn’t the temperament to be a Supreme Court Justice because of his testimony? Wrong, it’s Don McGahn who told him to be like that and Kavanaugh was just following orders from people who he assumed knew what they were doing. (Yes, if you really want to know what Kavanaugh will be like as a judge, look to how he performed in his last 12 years working as a judge, and pay zero attention to anything that happened in the Senate Judiciary Committee.)

Kavanugh’s success is attributed to his “fire-and-fury” performance which turned the tables. Without it, everyone believes that the Democrats would have won.

Also, George W. Bush called Susan Collins three times to advocate for Kavanaugh. The advantage of being a Bushie! And seriously, this nomination brought to together the Bush wing and the Trump wing of the party, now being woke to the fact that the Democrats are the real enemy and they don’t give quarter to someone because they’re a Bushie or a never-Trumper.

Also very interesting is the viewpoint that the allegations of Julie Swetnick and her laywer Michael Avenatti actually HELPED Kavanaugh because (1) all of the Republicans loathe Avenatti; and (2) behind the scenes, everyone believed that Swetnick was a liar. So Michael Avenatti helped to unite the Republicans because they didn’t want a result that would look like Avenatti scored a victory.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

October 7, 2018 at EDT am

Posted in Politics

Kavanaugh is in

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Let’s hope that Dems don’t capture the House.

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October 6, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Politics

Warning if Democrats win House

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If the Democrats win the House, they will be able to use the investigatory and subpoena powers of Congress against Kavanaugh, and although not mentioned here, Trump himself. This doesn’t look good for the Trump administration of Democrats capture the House.

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October 5, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Politics

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