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Saturday, September 22. 2018
Gladiator Diets Were Carb-Heavy, Fattening, and Mostly Vegetarian
Archaeologists Find Spectacular Iron Age Treasure in Denmark
Is there a duty to die at age 75?
Stopping Exercise Increases Depression Symptoms, Study Finds
City Journal: The Future of the Nation - A historical description—and intellectual defense—of nationalism
The Word “Problematic” Declared Problematic
Student Editor Who Retweeted “Women Don’t Have Penises” Story Fired From University Journal
Another Aide To NY Governor Gets Six Years In Prison
GOOGLE EMPLOYEES SOUGHT TO MANIPULATE SEARCH RESULTS TO FIGHT TRUMP’S TRAVEL BAN: REPORT
Schweizer: Stalin, Hitler, Mao 'Would Dream About' Google's Power Over Our Thoughts
Rod Rosenstein, quit!
DEMOCRATS: WE ALREADY KNOW KNOW KAVANAUGH IS GUILTY
Due process, presumption of innocence do not apply to Kavanaugh
He is accused of a violent sexual assault
Only 5% Of MN Democrats “Believe The Woman” When It Comes To Ellison
Someone Who Really Did Paw a 15-Year-Old: Cory Booker
It’s like having an argument with your crazy girlfriend: the latest from Ford
Christine Ford Adviser Told Democrats in July Call About Plot to Take Down Kavanaugh
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Duty to die, about the time Social Security starts running out, the government will be running ads to seniors about this. Between this and abortion tells you much about a society about the way it takes care of its weakest.
One wonders if "duty to die" is merely a rationalization used to mollify the conscience of those who would advocate the wide spread use of euthanasia on the elderly?
"A duty to die" A number of years ago even before Ezekiel Emanuel, I believe it was Tom Daschle that produced a bell curve with the Democrats government intentions about who should be treated and who should not. It really pissed me off but unfortunately I lost the graph when my hard drive failed and have never been able to locate it on the web again. The very young and the very old were to be considered disposable and allowed greatly reduced to no medical treatment if the cost were considered too high. It seems they only wanted productive people alive that could cough up all the taxes they thought they deserved in DC. Let's see the people with the desire to get rid of us oldies take the pill first or will they do like the terrorists leaders and get others to do it instead of them.
Your cavalier treatment of a sexual assault survivor who has been doing her best to cooperate with the committee is completely inappropriate…
The committee hasn’t tried to cooperate with Ford? If only the republicans had a quarter this much chutzpah! Grassley has said that he would fly to Ford. What else can the country possibly do for her? This is a gross miscarriage of justice. This is incredibly unfair to Kavanaugh and his family. This whole thing is a giant stunt, that would have been perpetrated on any republican nomine. A complete fabrication. Vote already! Frankly, Jeff Flake is the same kind of sociopath that Ford is. He is playing this up for all that it is worth. Is there not one single adult in the whole of congress? No wonder America is in such decline. Absolutely disgusting.
I'm trying to decide which would be worse, living in the same house with Crazy Ford or with that butch lawyer of her's. I pity Ford's husband and kids, although I strongly suspect Crazy Ford is just an act concocted by the Democrat instigators of all this.
...Crazy Ford is just an act...
Thinking the same thing.
Has anyone actually seen this mystery woman in the flesh lately?
Another possibility, is that Ford is the patsy in this performance. The list of Trump’s SC nominees has been known for quite some time, giving the evil doers on the left plenty of time for research. They have had plenty of time to find just the person that would go along with any charade concocted against a potential nominee. What they didn’t expect was the patsy getting cold feet at the last moment. But that’s okay, they have plenty of aces up their sleeve. They have been hoodwinking Republicans for years; they are so easy. They will literally rollover on command. A man like Romney or McCain, would have withdrawn the nominee by this point.
I don't know if she is a tool or not and I certainly don't know what happened to her 35-40 years ago. I have no deep insights into the character of someone I never met or heard of until 2 weeks ago, unlike the old, pontificating, "We believe her" gas bags, featured by the media. Being that she is the epitome of privilege, I guess it's not a surprise that she would expect the world to stop turning for her and that protections for the accused should be gutted, cause she is so special.
The question is how does this play out with the public. The adults in the room realize it's unknowable; we'll soon find out if they are in the majority. In the meantime, I do hate underhanded sneaks. In my world, most Americans do.
The fact is, she would last less than 5 minutes under a real examination. Her statements contradict as to how many people were involved, when it happened, and she can't remember exactly where it happened other than it was near some country club. But none of the people she identifies as being at this so-called "party" lived anywhere near the country club. Did they all just break into some random house and do this?
Last "witness" denies any knowledge about so-called party:
"Dear Ms. Mehler:
Ms. Leland Keyser has engaged me in the limited capacity to address your request for information in the email below. Simply put, Ms. Keyser does not know Mr. Kavanaugh and she has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present, with, or without, Dr. Ford.
Ms. Keyser hopes this information is helpful to your investigation. I am avaiable for any further questions you may have.
Howard J. Walsh III, Esq."
I think we can all understand that gladiators didn't live sedentary lives exactly and diet was probably the least worrying threat to their long term health.
Are the majority of Americans as non-plussed as I am with these histrionics and the reactions they are evoking from our leaders? And what higher authority has anointed this private citizen with the power and authority to bring the wheels of government to a grinding halt by simply pointing a finger and making an accusation that is unsupported by evidence or witness or history? And why are we to invest any shred of credibility in one who has first methodically expunged any record of her background from scrutiny? Is our system of government so vulnerable that it can be interrupted by such questionable actions? The Russians have nothing on this woman when it comes to medding. We have elected and appointed officials coming out of the woodwork in DC and none of them seem to be conversant with the rules of governing!
Imagine if next February, on the day of the Superbowl, an unknown woman appears in the Press Box and points an accusing finger to name the quarterback of the favored team as a childhood attacker. Would the game be indefinitely postponed, on a sliding and indeterminate schedule, until the allegations were put to rest? Or would they just call Security and send the harridan on her way?
Uncanny resemblance to the U of VA rape fiasco five or so years ago. Remember Jackie and the Rolling Stone article, and how that worked out.
mike m.... lol! Takes a special mind to think of those kind of things. :)
I guess when a party or a movement runs out of anything approaching credible facts or ideas, it has nothing left but inherently unverifiable nonsense--whether it's hotcoldwetdry or previously undisclosed events in a closed room among drunk teenagers 30 years ago. The whole idea now seems to be to harp on something no one can establish one way or another. That way it's easier to charge people with heresy if their beliefs aren't obedient enough.
The one piece of good news I'm seeing today is that polls show most Americans are far from buying this idiocy.
Problem is, we the majority that see through what they are doing cannot vote to put Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, but those ornery goofball jerks in DC that will be making the choice for the rest of us.
Back in elementary school I learned about the Inuit, though back then we called them Aleutian Eskimos. We learned that when the elderly got to a certain age, they would say goodbye to their families and go on a last wander into the icy landscape where they would go to die of cold.
Of course later on in life I discovered that most of these and indigenous people of various lands videos were faked for the camera, and often the anthropological stories were made up for good film. Even animal films were faked - Disney had staff kicking/chasing lemmings off a cliff and filming it, which is where we get the false lemming narrative as well.
Looks like Holton Arms alumnae were groomed to be Mattress Girls, based on their yearbook:
If you have any of them working with you, or if - God forbid - you're dating one, well...
Don't forget the Anita Hill in the Clarence Thomas hearings, Crystal Mangum from the Duke lacrosse scandal, the Duke, or Emma Sulkowicz ("Suzie Mattressback") from Columbia University.
We were supposed to believe those women without reservation but we aren't supposed to believe Karen Monahan who accused (with evidence) Keith Ellison of brutality and we're supposed to forget about Sharrod Brown's and Tom Carper's spousal abuse.
And that's pretty much what Democrats do. According to a recent poll, only 5% of Minnesotans believe Monahan. It's plain that Democrats don't really care about women, they care about power. They, like the rest of th Democrat coalition, are just pawns and a means to an end.
It's all about what's after the name. No (R) can ever be clean enough for public office, no (D) can ever be filthy enough to be disqualified for any public office.
Partisan politics of that extreme sort don't do the country any good at all - but the (D) side seems to think it's a winning hand.
Regarding "Women don't have penises" article on Durham University:
I see the fired editor making lots of money selling T-shirts with something like:
University of Durham, where women have penises. Apply with care.
If a woman says she has a penis, we have a duty to believe her.
Will we have jumped the shark when women break the glass ceiling and start claiming to have two penises?
#9: Women must ALWAYS be believed...unless they're accusing a Democrat.
#10: PREACH IT, nellborg!