Evening Edition - September 28

September 28, 2018 |

Oh, no --- The never-ending confirmation process

When it comes to the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, it’s just one thing after another.

After wavering Judiciary Committee member Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake announced that he would vote in support of Kavanaugh, the drama escalated, with a group of angry women confronting him in an elevator.  Ana Maria Achila of the nonprofit Center for Popular Democracy Action told him, “What you are doing is allowing someone who actually violated a woman to sit on the Supreme Court.  That is not tolerable.”

Another woman said through her tears, “You’re telling all women they don’t matter, that they should just stay quiet because if they tell you what happened to them, you’re going to ignore them.”

When I hear statements like these, I want to cry, too, but for very different reasons.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2018/09/28/jeff-flake-confronted-protesters-elevator/v1gr7xxdeHKNXJxqVGkoHJ/story.html

Just before the committee vote was to be taken, a group of Sen. Flake’s Democratic colleages that included Delaware Sen. Chris Coons cornered him in the anteroom to beg him not to vote for Kavanaugh without an FBI investigation.  And though he ended up voting for him, it was with a huge caveat.

He said he would vote for Kavanaugh on the final floor vote only if the FBI were first brought in for a “limited” (a week at most, and just on the claim before them) FBI investigation, just to show that due diligence had been exercised.  Chairman Grassley pointed out that the committee did not have the power to order that –- they could only take it to Senate leadership to delay the full floor vote and appeal to President Trump to initiate an investigation –- but that’s where they are now.

At this writing, it looks as though the Democrats are getting themselves another delay.  God knows what they will try to do with it.  It’s bound to involve more unfounded accusations and more calls for more investigation. They are not going to let this end, even if/when Kavanaugh is confirmed.

But Sen. Lindsay Graham, who strongly supports Kavanaugh and distinguished himself in Thursday’s hearing by leveling at the Democrats a richly deserved public shaming, took this good-naturedly, at least in public, saying to reporters, “This is called democracy...this is Jeff Flake being very sincere, and what he’s trying to do –-  I respect the hell out of this –- (is) trying to get some Democrats to buy in.  Will a week matter?  And some of them said it would.  Some of ‘em want to just go on and on and on, but if he can get a few of ‘em to say a week longer would make it a better process...”

It’s not known how the FBI could add to our understanding of an allegation that’s 36 years old; probably the most they could do is gather some testimony from the others who claim not to remember even being at such a party.  (In breaking news, Mark Judge has said he will cooperate, if his testimony can be given privately rather than in an open hearing.  And Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana has announced that there is agreement now on how to proceed with a further background check.  Details to come.)  There are a few Senators still on the fence who might decide in favor of Kavanaugh if they were more confident about the process –- a process the Democrats deliberately messed with by holding Dr. Ford’s letter as a political ace in the hole when they’d had since the end of July to call for an investigation.  It’s far too late for this to be considered a good process, for anyone.

https://www.npr.org/2018/09/28/652486413/judiciary-committee-set-to-vote-on-kavanaugh-friday-with-eyes-on-undecided-jeff

 

 

Here are a few late-breaking updates to the Kavanaugh hearing story: 

It appears that Democrats on the Judiciary Committee weren’t the only ones on Capitol Hill who spent Thursday behaving like lawless, partisan juvenile delinquents.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/someone-on-capitol-hill-just-doxxed-republican-sens-mike-lee-orrin-hatch-and-lindsey-graham

 

Kavanaugh’s high school friend Mark Judge sent a letter to the Committee, saying he did not want to be forced to testify publicly because he is a recovering alcoholic and cancer survivor who’s struggling with anxiety and depression, and he had left town to escape the media hounding him.  But he declared under penalty of felony that he did not remember the events described by Dr. Ford and never saw Kavanaugh act in the way she described. 

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/09/28/mark-judge-kavanaughs-friend-responds-to-fords-testimony-prior-to-key-vote.html

 

Also, the American Bar Association called for another last-minute delay in the vote, to allow for an FBI investigation of Ford’s claims “because of the ABA’s respect for the rule of law and due process under law.”  Critics pointed out that the ABA already gave Kavanaugh their highest rating as a judge and questioned whether this delay was politically-motivated, since the ABA is notoriously liberal, and Democrats are desperate to delay the vote until after the election.  They noted that Ford’s testimony provided no new details and that an organization of attorneys should know that the FBI can’t investigate a local crime, and certainly not one that’s 36 years old, where the accuser can’t even provide a date or location, and all the alleged witnesses deny that it happened.      

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/09/28/american-bar-association-requests-to-delay-brett-kavanaugh-vote-until-fbi-investigates.html

 

Finally, I included this in my comments yesterday about the Ford-Kavanaugh hearing, but I think it is definitely worth posting again, just in case you missed it (or want to bookmark it.)  Sen. Lindsay Graham, normally one of the most congenial of legislators, reads the riots act to his Democratic colleagues who, merely to advance their political agenda, exposed a professed sexual assault victim who asked to remain anonymous and tried to destroy the reputation and career of a highly-respected judge with no evidence while denying him due process rights. The only thing missing from this was for him to look straight into the eyes of Booker, Hirono, Feinstein, Harris, Durbin, Coons and the rest and ask, “At long last, have you no decency?”     

https://www.westernjournal.com/lindsey-graham-goes-off-committee-dems-unethical-sham-since-politics/


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President Reagan's Letter

After the intense ugliness of yesterday’s Senate hearing, I feel as if we could all use something good and clean to wash the filth out of our eyes.  So here’s an article to remind us of what Christianity and decency look like at the highest levels of government.  It involves a recently discovered letter, handwritten in 1982 by President Ronald Reagan and sent to his dying atheist father-in-law. 

Reagan was concerned about his soul, and tried to explain in a logical way his in-law could accept why he believed in the Divinity of Christ. Imagine someone in politics who not only had such lofty thoughts and knowledge, but also the decency to take time out from the highest-pressure job in the word to reach out and express them to someone he cared about who strongly disagreed with him.  Those were different times.  Let’s pray we can bring them back. 

https://www.westernjournal.com/president-reagan-carried-death-bed-intervention-dying-atheist/

 

 

 What got into the water in Sacramento?!?

I don’t know what got into the water in Sacramento, but California Gov. Jerry Brown actually vetoed a slew of wacky leftist bills that would likely be rubber-stamped if Gavin Newsom gets elected to follow him.  Brown blocked efforts by the La-La-Legislature to bar ICE from arresting criminal illegal immigrants inside courthouses, to let illegal immigrants serve on state and local governing boards, to make it harder for law-abiding citizens to obtain gun permits, to establish a board to monitor so-called “fake news” in obvious violation of the First Amendment, and even to move the start time of junior highs and high schools later to 8:30 a.m. to “combat sleep deprivation.” 

Judging from the type of bills that are passed by the people they elect, it’s obvious that Californians are already getting plenty of sleep during civics class.  

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/09/28/california-governor-vetoes-bills-to-let-noncitizens-serve-on-boards-block-immigration-arrests-in-courthouses.html

 

Lesson for political candidates:

Don’t exaggerate your poor, hardscrabble background for votes.  One of your relatives might get mad and spill the beans that what you described as living in an abandoned gas station with no electricity or running water was actually more of a remodeling project.

https://www.westernjournal.com/oops-democrat-candidates-childhood-poverty-story-revealed-fake/



Tim Allen returns

Tonight, Tim Allen’s sitcom “Last Man Standing” makes its return to Fox after being canceled at the height of its popularity by ABC; some say because it included a conservative point of view, although ABC denied that.  At the link, some more info and some refreshing comments from Allen about how it’s the job of entertainers to entertain, and who cares what they think about politics?  My prediction: far more people will tune in to see the new season of “LMS” than will buy Barbra Streisand’s new song attacking President Trump. 

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/09/28/last-man-standing-star-tim-allen-says-its-nobodys-business-what-thinks-about-politics.html

 

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  • Virginia VanHoose

    09/28/2018 07:42 PM

    My comments/question is: If Prof. Ford was so honest, then why did she say she doesn't fly and in truth she flies from coast to coast, and have had travels world wide?? That is being dishonest. Even though this is very small, it's a lie..
    This happened several times and then during the whole process, she spoke in a very childlike tone, something was not right. Now about the Garrett guy, why not bring his name out, but she protected him and refused to give him name. The article that I read said that he and Brett slightly resembled each other. and Just one more question: If she was assaulted/raped, why would she continue to go to these parties.?? doesn't make any sense and then 35 yrs. later make a complaint? Long past the time to complain. That's all I wanted to say, Thanks for listening and maybe you can help me understand. I am just so angry at the democrats and at Ford for attempting to ruin a man's life, family and his future. Just an old crock of crap...they are just stalling , stalling and stalling some more. It will never end.Thanks for listening...

  • Santina Young

    09/28/2018 07:40 PM

    This is despicable! Once again, the Republicans give into the Democrats! What’s to prevent them from coming up with more bogus charges? Doesn’t anyone have consideration for the Kavanaugh? I’ll tell you this , the Republicans will lose in November, if they don’t get him confirmed by next week. Another ploy to give the Democrats their way! Should have never let Flake open his mouth! Another McCain!

  • Carolyn Waldrop

    09/28/2018 07:30 PM

    I have never been so disgusted at what I have seen in these Senate hearings! I am disappointed that Senator Flake caved to the Democrats! If people can't see what is really going bnb on, then they are either blind or high!

  • Keethlyn Fletcher

    09/28/2018 07:24 PM

    I can't believe what I'm seeing in these Senate hearings. Judge Kavanaugh has already had numerous background checks and yet they want another, wasting more taxpayer dollars. I would agree to it if they also do a background check on ms Ford. Let's see what that turns up. I have also never seen so much stalling and breaking, as I have witnessed with this hearing. If I took that many breaks at work I'd be fired.
    Just sayin

  • Mike Scoggins

    09/28/2018 07:24 PM

    Mike I really wonder if someone like Flake is really a Republican. Can he really think the FBI investigating the 2nd time is the answer. I like the Sherlock Holmes theory,”after you’ve examined everything it’s not your left with what it is”. I hope Trump orchestrates another Republican to run against Flake. I can’t believe the people of Az whom elected him support this garbage

  • Betty Crane-Rice

    09/28/2018 07:22 PM

    Governor, this will never end! The democrats will push and push until after the midterms, there will be no end and they will never approve anyone that President Trump nominates for that position. So sad!

  • Jack macdpnald

    09/28/2018 07:15 PM

    We have become a banana republic. I have lost respect for the way this govt operates. I almost said functions, but that is not what happens.
    Integrity is gone and it may not return. Can any rationale person say they are proud of our Senate?

  • Ann DeVries

    09/28/2018 07:14 PM

    My heart is breaking for Judge Kavanaugh. I pray for him throughout the day that God would shut lying lips and vindicate him. I think the delay tactics is a sham and they should vote next week and be done with it. Leave it in God's hands. Maybe our nation's sins are ripe and God is ready to judge us.

  • Wayne C. Ortner

    09/28/2018 07:08 PM

    Have followed you from the first time I heard you talk. My thoughts today are that it seems the so called politicians seems to over look all the harassment payment that we the people have paid out for their transgressions? Isn't it about time maybe POTUS should release the name of those that they have been KNOWN to do what Judge Kavenaugh is accused of?

  • John Parker

    09/28/2018 07:04 PM

    Decency? You would question the decency of Democratic Senators but not the decency of 11 old white Men who call Dr. Ford a liar without demanding a thorough investigation. Sir, Have you no Decency? REPENT!!!

  • Audrey Skarness

    09/28/2018 07:02 PM

    Is the FBI going to investigate Ms. Ford??

  • Jo Gonzalez

    09/28/2018 06:54 PM

    Hard to recognize our Country, despicable conduct. If this continues, any man can be targeted. Praying for deliverance from this evil.

  • Stephanie Thorpe

    09/28/2018 06:48 PM

    Thank you for your voice of reason.

  • Frank Chavez

    09/28/2018 06:30 PM

    I feel that Senator Flake signed the death warrant for this nomination. I really hope he gets a lot of negative press from the citizens of AZ

  • Barbara Alto/Irwin

    09/28/2018 06:21 PM

    Why doesn’t the fbi or senate or someone investigate Dr. ford? Ask to see the results of her testing and notes from her psychologist? Is she suddenly very wealthy? Like someone is paying her to tell this concocted story?

  • Steve Sega

    09/28/2018 06:16 PM

    Ford lied about the flying issue. She can't recall anything actually happening .. none of which would warrant an investigation by anyone .. but the more serious issue is the calls for an FBI investigation when that is NOT their jurisdiction, plus they have already done 6 investigations on Kavanaugh. A week will not accomplish anything but stall out until Democrats can launch another false flag attack. Enough already! Democrats lost the election, time for Americans to be heard and for the nomination to go forward. One of the only things Obama ever said which I agree with is that "elections have consequences" and Trump won and the consequence is that President Trump gets to pick the nominees, not the loser Democrats.

  • D FIsher

    09/28/2018 06:14 PM

    If Sen. Flake's plan works and actually gets Kavenaugh confirmed, then I guess he turns out to be the smartest man in the room. However, I have no anticipation that Democrats have any intention of playing fair and, at the end of a week, will call for more delays citing
    1) they haven't had time to review the information that the FBI has compiled or
    2) more allegations like those from accusers #2, 3, and 4 will surface and must be investigated
    Then this fiasco will just continue ad nauseum.

  • Stephen Russell

    09/28/2018 06:08 PM

    Nomination delays: This cant GO On much longer, We the People are Tired of being played. & The Dems will lose in Nov.
    More BS like this coming after 1 week, then I can assure them the Dems will lose in Nov.
    & apply Rule of Law to Them 2,NO exceptions.
    Quit this Dble Justice Std.
    End IT

  • Linda Fielder

    09/28/2018 06:08 PM

    I read everything you write...and love you and your beautiful daughter and what you both stand for. GOD BLESS YOU BOTH. I am formally from Arkansas and am a Mission Volunteer across the US.

  • Kathleen Stilwell

    09/28/2018 06:03 PM

    The President ordered the FBI to do an additional 1 week investigation into allegations against Judge Kavanaugh. With the available technology and investigative tools could the President order the FBI to find out who leaked Dr. Ford's information to the press? If they learn a politician leaked this info, could this person be prosecuted? Shouldn't the senate enact new laws with jail time penalties if a politician withholds information regarding a nominee being considered to be a supreme court or federal court judge? What happened to Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh should never be allowed to happen again.

Evening Edition - September 28

September 28, 2018 |

Oh, no --- The never-ending confirmation process

When it comes to the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, it’s just one thing after another.

After wavering Judiciary Committee member Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake announced that he would vote in support of Kavanaugh, the drama escalated, with a group of angry women confronting him in an elevator.  Ana Maria Achila of the nonprofit Center for Popular Democracy Action told him, “What you are doing is allowing someone who actually violated a woman to sit on the Supreme Court.  That is not tolerable.”

Another woman said through her tears, “You’re telling all women they don’t matter, that they should just stay quiet because if they tell you what happened to them, you’re going to ignore them.”

When I hear statements like these, I want to cry, too, but for very different reasons.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2018/09/28/jeff-flake-confronted-protesters-elevator/v1gr7xxdeHKNXJxqVGkoHJ/story.html

Just before the committee vote was to be taken, a group of Sen. Flake’s Democratic colleages that included Delaware Sen. Chris Coons cornered him in the anteroom to beg him not to vote for Kavanaugh without an FBI investigation.  And though he ended up voting for him, it was with a huge caveat.

He said he would vote for Kavanaugh on the final floor vote only if the FBI were first brought in for a “limited” (a week at most, and just on the claim before them) FBI investigation, just to show that due diligence had been exercised.  Chairman Grassley pointed out that the committee did not have the power to order that –- they could only take it to Senate leadership to delay the full floor vote and appeal to President Trump to initiate an investigation –- but that’s where they are now.

At this writing, it looks as though the Democrats are getting themselves another delay.  God knows what they will try to do with it.  It’s bound to involve more unfounded accusations and more calls for more investigation. They are not going to let this end, even if/when Kavanaugh is confirmed.

But Sen. Lindsay Graham, who strongly supports Kavanaugh and distinguished himself in Thursday’s hearing by leveling at the Democrats a richly deserved public shaming, took this good-naturedly, at least in public, saying to reporters, “This is called democracy...this is Jeff Flake being very sincere, and what he’s trying to do –-  I respect the hell out of this –- (is) trying to get some Democrats to buy in.  Will a week matter?  And some of them said it would.  Some of ‘em want to just go on and on and on, but if he can get a few of ‘em to say a week longer would make it a better process...”

It’s not known how the FBI could add to our understanding of an allegation that’s 36 years old; probably the most they could do is gather some testimony from the others who claim not to remember even being at such a party.  (In breaking news, Mark Judge has said he will cooperate, if his testimony can be given privately rather than in an open hearing.  And Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana has announced that there is agreement now on how to proceed with a further background check.  Details to come.)  There are a few Senators still on the fence who might decide in favor of Kavanaugh if they were more confident about the process –- a process the Democrats deliberately messed with by holding Dr. Ford’s letter as a political ace in the hole when they’d had since the end of July to call for an investigation.  It’s far too late for this to be considered a good process, for anyone.

https://www.npr.org/2018/09/28/652486413/judiciary-committee-set-to-vote-on-kavanaugh-friday-with-eyes-on-undecided-jeff

 

 

Here are a few late-breaking updates to the Kavanaugh hearing story: 

It appears that Democrats on the Judiciary Committee weren’t the only ones on Capitol Hill who spent Thursday behaving like lawless, partisan juvenile delinquents.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/someone-on-capitol-hill-just-doxxed-republican-sens-mike-lee-orrin-hatch-and-lindsey-graham

 

Kavanaugh’s high school friend Mark Judge sent a letter to the Committee, saying he did not want to be forced to testify publicly because he is a recovering alcoholic and cancer survivor who’s struggling with anxiety and depression, and he had left town to escape the media hounding him.  But he declared under penalty of felony that he did not remember the events described by Dr. Ford and never saw Kavanaugh act in the way she described. 

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/09/28/mark-judge-kavanaughs-friend-responds-to-fords-testimony-prior-to-key-vote.html

 

Also, the American Bar Association called for another last-minute delay in the vote, to allow for an FBI investigation of Ford’s claims “because of the ABA’s respect for the rule of law and due process under law.”  Critics pointed out that the ABA already gave Kavanaugh their highest rating as a judge and questioned whether this delay was politically-motivated, since the ABA is notoriously liberal, and Democrats are desperate to delay the vote until after the election.  They noted that Ford’s testimony provided no new details and that an organization of attorneys should know that the FBI can’t investigate a local crime, and certainly not one that’s 36 years old, where the accuser can’t even provide a date or location, and all the alleged witnesses deny that it happened.      

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/09/28/american-bar-association-requests-to-delay-brett-kavanaugh-vote-until-fbi-investigates.html

 

Finally, I included this in my comments yesterday about the Ford-Kavanaugh hearing, but I think it is definitely worth posting again, just in case you missed it (or want to bookmark it.)  Sen. Lindsay Graham, normally one of the most congenial of legislators, reads the riots act to his Democratic colleagues who, merely to advance their political agenda, exposed a professed sexual assault victim who asked to remain anonymous and tried to destroy the reputation and career of a highly-respected judge with no evidence while denying him due process rights. The only thing missing from this was for him to look straight into the eyes of Booker, Hirono, Feinstein, Harris, Durbin, Coons and the rest and ask, “At long last, have you no decency?”     

https://www.westernjournal.com/lindsey-graham-goes-off-committee-dems-unethical-sham-since-politics/


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President Reagan's Letter

After the intense ugliness of yesterday’s Senate hearing, I feel as if we could all use something good and clean to wash the filth out of our eyes.  So here’s an article to remind us of what Christianity and decency look like at the highest levels of government.  It involves a recently discovered letter, handwritten in 1982 by President Ronald Reagan and sent to his dying atheist father-in-law. 

Reagan was concerned about his soul, and tried to explain in a logical way his in-law could accept why he believed in the Divinity of Christ. Imagine someone in politics who not only had such lofty thoughts and knowledge, but also the decency to take time out from the highest-pressure job in the word to reach out and express them to someone he cared about who strongly disagreed with him.  Those were different times.  Let’s pray we can bring them back. 

https://www.westernjournal.com/president-reagan-carried-death-bed-intervention-dying-atheist/

 

 

 What got into the water in Sacramento?!?

I don’t know what got into the water in Sacramento, but California Gov. Jerry Brown actually vetoed a slew of wacky leftist bills that would likely be rubber-stamped if Gavin Newsom gets elected to follow him.  Brown blocked efforts by the La-La-Legislature to bar ICE from arresting criminal illegal immigrants inside courthouses, to let illegal immigrants serve on state and local governing boards, to make it harder for law-abiding citizens to obtain gun permits, to establish a board to monitor so-called “fake news” in obvious violation of the First Amendment, and even to move the start time of junior highs and high schools later to 8:30 a.m. to “combat sleep deprivation.” 

Judging from the type of bills that are passed by the people they elect, it’s obvious that Californians are already getting plenty of sleep during civics class.  

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/09/28/california-governor-vetoes-bills-to-let-noncitizens-serve-on-boards-block-immigration-arrests-in-courthouses.html

 

Lesson for political candidates:

Don’t exaggerate your poor, hardscrabble background for votes.  One of your relatives might get mad and spill the beans that what you described as living in an abandoned gas station with no electricity or running water was actually more of a remodeling project.

https://www.westernjournal.com/oops-democrat-candidates-childhood-poverty-story-revealed-fake/



Tim Allen returns

Tonight, Tim Allen’s sitcom “Last Man Standing” makes its return to Fox after being canceled at the height of its popularity by ABC; some say because it included a conservative point of view, although ABC denied that.  At the link, some more info and some refreshing comments from Allen about how it’s the job of entertainers to entertain, and who cares what they think about politics?  My prediction: far more people will tune in to see the new season of “LMS” than will buy Barbra Streisand’s new song attacking President Trump. 

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/09/28/last-man-standing-star-tim-allen-says-its-nobodys-business-what-thinks-about-politics.html

 

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  • Virginia VanHoose

    09/28/2018 07:42 PM

    My comments/question is: If Prof. Ford was so honest, then why did she say she doesn't fly and in truth she flies from coast to coast, and have had travels world wide?? That is being dishonest. Even though this is very small, it's a lie..
    This happened several times and then during the whole process, she spoke in a very childlike tone, something was not right. Now about the Garrett guy, why not bring his name out, but she protected him and refused to give him name. The article that I read said that he and Brett slightly resembled each other. and Just one more question: If she was assaulted/raped, why would she continue to go to these parties.?? doesn't make any sense and then 35 yrs. later make a complaint? Long past the time to complain. That's all I wanted to say, Thanks for listening and maybe you can help me understand. I am just so angry at the democrats and at Ford for attempting to ruin a man's life, family and his future. Just an old crock of crap...they are just stalling , stalling and stalling some more. It will never end.Thanks for listening...

  • Santina Young

    09/28/2018 07:40 PM

    This is despicable! Once again, the Republicans give into the Democrats! What’s to prevent them from coming up with more bogus charges? Doesn’t anyone have consideration for the Kavanaugh? I’ll tell you this , the Republicans will lose in November, if they don’t get him confirmed by next week. Another ploy to give the Democrats their way! Should have never let Flake open his mouth! Another McCain!

  • Carolyn Waldrop

    09/28/2018 07:30 PM

    I have never been so disgusted at what I have seen in these Senate hearings! I am disappointed that Senator Flake caved to the Democrats! If people can't see what is really going bnb on, then they are either blind or high!

  • Keethlyn Fletcher

    09/28/2018 07:24 PM

    I can't believe what I'm seeing in these Senate hearings. Judge Kavanaugh has already had numerous background checks and yet they want another, wasting more taxpayer dollars. I would agree to it if they also do a background check on ms Ford. Let's see what that turns up. I have also never seen so much stalling and breaking, as I have witnessed with this hearing. If I took that many breaks at work I'd be fired.
    Just sayin

  • Mike Scoggins

    09/28/2018 07:24 PM

    Mike I really wonder if someone like Flake is really a Republican. Can he really think the FBI investigating the 2nd time is the answer. I like the Sherlock Holmes theory,”after you’ve examined everything it’s not your left with what it is”. I hope Trump orchestrates another Republican to run against Flake. I can’t believe the people of Az whom elected him support this garbage

  • Betty Crane-Rice

    09/28/2018 07:22 PM

    Governor, this will never end! The democrats will push and push until after the midterms, there will be no end and they will never approve anyone that President Trump nominates for that position. So sad!

  • Jack macdpnald

    09/28/2018 07:15 PM

    We have become a banana republic. I have lost respect for the way this govt operates. I almost said functions, but that is not what happens.
    Integrity is gone and it may not return. Can any rationale person say they are proud of our Senate?

  • Ann DeVries

    09/28/2018 07:14 PM

    My heart is breaking for Judge Kavanaugh. I pray for him throughout the day that God would shut lying lips and vindicate him. I think the delay tactics is a sham and they should vote next week and be done with it. Leave it in God's hands. Maybe our nation's sins are ripe and God is ready to judge us.

  • Wayne C. Ortner

    09/28/2018 07:08 PM

    Have followed you from the first time I heard you talk. My thoughts today are that it seems the so called politicians seems to over look all the harassment payment that we the people have paid out for their transgressions? Isn't it about time maybe POTUS should release the name of those that they have been KNOWN to do what Judge Kavenaugh is accused of?

  • John Parker

    09/28/2018 07:04 PM

    Decency? You would question the decency of Democratic Senators but not the decency of 11 old white Men who call Dr. Ford a liar without demanding a thorough investigation. Sir, Have you no Decency? REPENT!!!

  • Audrey Skarness

    09/28/2018 07:02 PM

    Is the FBI going to investigate Ms. Ford??

  • Jo Gonzalez

    09/28/2018 06:54 PM

    Hard to recognize our Country, despicable conduct. If this continues, any man can be targeted. Praying for deliverance from this evil.

  • Stephanie Thorpe

    09/28/2018 06:48 PM

    Thank you for your voice of reason.

  • Frank Chavez

    09/28/2018 06:30 PM

    I feel that Senator Flake signed the death warrant for this nomination. I really hope he gets a lot of negative press from the citizens of AZ

  • Barbara Alto/Irwin

    09/28/2018 06:21 PM

    Why doesn’t the fbi or senate or someone investigate Dr. ford? Ask to see the results of her testing and notes from her psychologist? Is she suddenly very wealthy? Like someone is paying her to tell this concocted story?

  • Steve Sega

    09/28/2018 06:16 PM

    Ford lied about the flying issue. She can't recall anything actually happening .. none of which would warrant an investigation by anyone .. but the more serious issue is the calls for an FBI investigation when that is NOT their jurisdiction, plus they have already done 6 investigations on Kavanaugh. A week will not accomplish anything but stall out until Democrats can launch another false flag attack. Enough already! Democrats lost the election, time for Americans to be heard and for the nomination to go forward. One of the only things Obama ever said which I agree with is that "elections have consequences" and Trump won and the consequence is that President Trump gets to pick the nominees, not the loser Democrats.

  • D FIsher

    09/28/2018 06:14 PM

    If Sen. Flake's plan works and actually gets Kavenaugh confirmed, then I guess he turns out to be the smartest man in the room. However, I have no anticipation that Democrats have any intention of playing fair and, at the end of a week, will call for more delays citing
    1) they haven't had time to review the information that the FBI has compiled or
    2) more allegations like those from accusers #2, 3, and 4 will surface and must be investigated
    Then this fiasco will just continue ad nauseum.

  • Stephen Russell

    09/28/2018 06:08 PM

    Nomination delays: This cant GO On much longer, We the People are Tired of being played. & The Dems will lose in Nov.
    More BS like this coming after 1 week, then I can assure them the Dems will lose in Nov.
    & apply Rule of Law to Them 2,NO exceptions.
    Quit this Dble Justice Std.
    End IT

  • Linda Fielder

    09/28/2018 06:08 PM

    I read everything you write...and love you and your beautiful daughter and what you both stand for. GOD BLESS YOU BOTH. I am formally from Arkansas and am a Mission Volunteer across the US.

  • Kathleen Stilwell

    09/28/2018 06:03 PM

    The President ordered the FBI to do an additional 1 week investigation into allegations against Judge Kavanaugh. With the available technology and investigative tools could the President order the FBI to find out who leaked Dr. Ford's information to the press? If they learn a politician leaked this info, could this person be prosecuted? Shouldn't the senate enact new laws with jail time penalties if a politician withholds information regarding a nominee being considered to be a supreme court or federal court judge? What happened to Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh should never be allowed to happen again.

Evening Edition - September 28

September 28, 2018 |

Oh, no --- The never-ending confirmation process

When it comes to the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, it’s just one thing after another.

After wavering Judiciary Committee member Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake announced that he would vote in support of Kavanaugh, the drama escalated, with a group of angry women confronting him in an elevator.  Ana Maria Achila of the nonprofit Center for Popular Democracy Action told him, “What you are doing is allowing someone who actually violated a woman to sit on the Supreme Court.  That is not tolerable.”

Another woman said through her tears, “You’re telling all women they don’t matter, that they should just stay quiet because if they tell you what happened to them, you’re going to ignore them.”

When I hear statements like these, I want to cry, too, but for very different reasons.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/news/politics/2018/09/28/jeff-flake-confronted-protesters-elevator/v1gr7xxdeHKNXJxqVGkoHJ/story.html

Just before the committee vote was to be taken, a group of Sen. Flake’s Democratic colleages that included Delaware Sen. Chris Coons cornered him in the anteroom to beg him not to vote for Kavanaugh without an FBI investigation.  And though he ended up voting for him, it was with a huge caveat.

He said he would vote for Kavanaugh on the final floor vote only if the FBI were first brought in for a “limited” (a week at most, and just on the claim before them) FBI investigation, just to show that due diligence had been exercised.  Chairman Grassley pointed out that the committee did not have the power to order that –- they could only take it to Senate leadership to delay the full floor vote and appeal to President Trump to initiate an investigation –- but that’s where they are now.

At this writing, it looks as though the Democrats are getting themselves another delay.  God knows what they will try to do with it.  It’s bound to involve more unfounded accusations and more calls for more investigation. They are not going to let this end, even if/when Kavanaugh is confirmed.

But Sen. Lindsay Graham, who strongly supports Kavanaugh and distinguished himself in Thursday’s hearing by leveling at the Democrats a richly deserved public shaming, took this good-naturedly, at least in public, saying to reporters, “This is called democracy...this is Jeff Flake being very sincere, and what he’s trying to do –-  I respect the hell out of this –- (is) trying to get some Democrats to buy in.  Will a week matter?  And some of them said it would.  Some of ‘em want to just go on and on and on, but if he can get a few of ‘em to say a week longer would make it a better process...”

It’s not known how the FBI could add to our understanding of an allegation that’s 36 years old; probably the most they could do is gather some testimony from the others who claim not to remember even being at such a party.  (In breaking news, Mark Judge has said he will cooperate, if his testimony can be given privately rather than in an open hearing.  And Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana has announced that there is agreement now on how to proceed with a further background check.  Details to come.)  There are a few Senators still on the fence who might decide in favor of Kavanaugh if they were more confident about the process –- a process the Democrats deliberately messed with by holding Dr. Ford’s letter as a political ace in the hole when they’d had since the end of July to call for an investigation.  It’s far too late for this to be considered a good process, for anyone.

https://www.npr.org/2018/09/28/652486413/judiciary-committee-set-to-vote-on-kavanaugh-friday-with-eyes-on-undecided-jeff

 

 

Here are a few late-breaking updates to the Kavanaugh hearing story: 

It appears that Democrats on the Judiciary Committee weren’t the only ones on Capitol Hill who spent Thursday behaving like lawless, partisan juvenile delinquents.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/someone-on-capitol-hill-just-doxxed-republican-sens-mike-lee-orrin-hatch-and-lindsey-graham

 

Kavanaugh’s high school friend Mark Judge sent a letter to the Committee, saying he did not want to be forced to testify publicly because he is a recovering alcoholic and cancer survivor who’s struggling with anxiety and depression, and he had left town to escape the media hounding him.  But he declared under penalty of felony that he did not remember the events described by Dr. Ford and never saw Kavanaugh act in the way she described. 

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/09/28/mark-judge-kavanaughs-friend-responds-to-fords-testimony-prior-to-key-vote.html

 

Also, the American Bar Association called for another last-minute delay in the vote, to allow for an FBI investigation of Ford’s claims “because of the ABA’s respect for the rule of law and due process under law.”  Critics pointed out that the ABA already gave Kavanaugh their highest rating as a judge and questioned whether this delay was politically-motivated, since the ABA is notoriously liberal, and Democrats are desperate to delay the vote until after the election.  They noted that Ford’s testimony provided no new details and that an organization of attorneys should know that the FBI can’t investigate a local crime, and certainly not one that’s 36 years old, where the accuser can’t even provide a date or location, and all the alleged witnesses deny that it happened.      

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/09/28/american-bar-association-requests-to-delay-brett-kavanaugh-vote-until-fbi-investigates.html

 

Finally, I included this in my comments yesterday about the Ford-Kavanaugh hearing, but I think it is definitely worth posting again, just in case you missed it (or want to bookmark it.)  Sen. Lindsay Graham, normally one of the most congenial of legislators, reads the riots act to his Democratic colleagues who, merely to advance their political agenda, exposed a professed sexual assault victim who asked to remain anonymous and tried to destroy the reputation and career of a highly-respected judge with no evidence while denying him due process rights. The only thing missing from this was for him to look straight into the eyes of Booker, Hirono, Feinstein, Harris, Durbin, Coons and the rest and ask, “At long last, have you no decency?”     

https://www.westernjournal.com/lindsey-graham-goes-off-committee-dems-unethical-sham-since-politics/


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President Reagan's Letter

After the intense ugliness of yesterday’s Senate hearing, I feel as if we could all use something good and clean to wash the filth out of our eyes.  So here’s an article to remind us of what Christianity and decency look like at the highest levels of government.  It involves a recently discovered letter, handwritten in 1982 by President Ronald Reagan and sent to his dying atheist father-in-law. 

Reagan was concerned about his soul, and tried to explain in a logical way his in-law could accept why he believed in the Divinity of Christ. Imagine someone in politics who not only had such lofty thoughts and knowledge, but also the decency to take time out from the highest-pressure job in the word to reach out and express them to someone he cared about who strongly disagreed with him.  Those were different times.  Let’s pray we can bring them back. 

https://www.westernjournal.com/president-reagan-carried-death-bed-intervention-dying-atheist/

 

 

 What got into the water in Sacramento?!?

I don’t know what got into the water in Sacramento, but California Gov. Jerry Brown actually vetoed a slew of wacky leftist bills that would likely be rubber-stamped if Gavin Newsom gets elected to follow him.  Brown blocked efforts by the La-La-Legislature to bar ICE from arresting criminal illegal immigrants inside courthouses, to let illegal immigrants serve on state and local governing boards, to make it harder for law-abiding citizens to obtain gun permits, to establish a board to monitor so-called “fake news” in obvious violation of the First Amendment, and even to move the start time of junior highs and high schools later to 8:30 a.m. to “combat sleep deprivation.” 

Judging from the type of bills that are passed by the people they elect, it’s obvious that Californians are already getting plenty of sleep during civics class.  

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/09/28/california-governor-vetoes-bills-to-let-noncitizens-serve-on-boards-block-immigration-arrests-in-courthouses.html

 

Lesson for political candidates:

Don’t exaggerate your poor, hardscrabble background for votes.  One of your relatives might get mad and spill the beans that what you described as living in an abandoned gas station with no electricity or running water was actually more of a remodeling project.

https://www.westernjournal.com/oops-democrat-candidates-childhood-poverty-story-revealed-fake/



Tim Allen returns

Tonight, Tim Allen’s sitcom “Last Man Standing” makes its return to Fox after being canceled at the height of its popularity by ABC; some say because it included a conservative point of view, although ABC denied that.  At the link, some more info and some refreshing comments from Allen about how it’s the job of entertainers to entertain, and who cares what they think about politics?  My prediction: far more people will tune in to see the new season of “LMS” than will buy Barbra Streisand’s new song attacking President Trump. 

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/09/28/last-man-standing-star-tim-allen-says-its-nobodys-business-what-thinks-about-politics.html

 

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  • Virginia VanHoose

    09/28/2018 07:42 PM

    My comments/question is: If Prof. Ford was so honest, then why did she say she doesn't fly and in truth she flies from coast to coast, and have had travels world wide?? That is being dishonest. Even though this is very small, it's a lie..
    This happened several times and then during the whole process, she spoke in a very childlike tone, something was not right. Now about the Garrett guy, why not bring his name out, but she protected him and refused to give him name. The article that I read said that he and Brett slightly resembled each other. and Just one more question: If she was assaulted/raped, why would she continue to go to these parties.?? doesn't make any sense and then 35 yrs. later make a complaint? Long past the time to complain. That's all I wanted to say, Thanks for listening and maybe you can help me understand. I am just so angry at the democrats and at Ford for attempting to ruin a man's life, family and his future. Just an old crock of crap...they are just stalling , stalling and stalling some more. It will never end.Thanks for listening...

  • Santina Young

    09/28/2018 07:40 PM

    This is despicable! Once again, the Republicans give into the Democrats! What’s to prevent them from coming up with more bogus charges? Doesn’t anyone have consideration for the Kavanaugh? I’ll tell you this , the Republicans will lose in November, if they don’t get him confirmed by next week. Another ploy to give the Democrats their way! Should have never let Flake open his mouth! Another McCain!

  • Carolyn Waldrop

    09/28/2018 07:30 PM

    I have never been so disgusted at what I have seen in these Senate hearings! I am disappointed that Senator Flake caved to the Democrats! If people can't see what is really going bnb on, then they are either blind or high!

  • Keethlyn Fletcher

    09/28/2018 07:24 PM

    I can't believe what I'm seeing in these Senate hearings. Judge Kavanaugh has already had numerous background checks and yet they want another, wasting more taxpayer dollars. I would agree to it if they also do a background check on ms Ford. Let's see what that turns up. I have also never seen so much stalling and breaking, as I have witnessed with this hearing. If I took that many breaks at work I'd be fired.
    Just sayin

  • Mike Scoggins

    09/28/2018 07:24 PM

    Mike I really wonder if someone like Flake is really a Republican. Can he really think the FBI investigating the 2nd time is the answer. I like the Sherlock Holmes theory,”after you’ve examined everything it’s not your left with what it is”. I hope Trump orchestrates another Republican to run against Flake. I can’t believe the people of Az whom elected him support this garbage

  • Betty Crane-Rice

    09/28/2018 07:22 PM

    Governor, this will never end! The democrats will push and push until after the midterms, there will be no end and they will never approve anyone that President Trump nominates for that position. So sad!

  • Jack macdpnald

    09/28/2018 07:15 PM

    We have become a banana republic. I have lost respect for the way this govt operates. I almost said functions, but that is not what happens.
    Integrity is gone and it may not return. Can any rationale person say they are proud of our Senate?

  • Ann DeVries

    09/28/2018 07:14 PM

    My heart is breaking for Judge Kavanaugh. I pray for him throughout the day that God would shut lying lips and vindicate him. I think the delay tactics is a sham and they should vote next week and be done with it. Leave it in God's hands. Maybe our nation's sins are ripe and God is ready to judge us.

  • Wayne C. Ortner

    09/28/2018 07:08 PM

    Have followed you from the first time I heard you talk. My thoughts today are that it seems the so called politicians seems to over look all the harassment payment that we the people have paid out for their transgressions? Isn't it about time maybe POTUS should release the name of those that they have been KNOWN to do what Judge Kavenaugh is accused of?

  • John Parker

    09/28/2018 07:04 PM

    Decency? You would question the decency of Democratic Senators but not the decency of 11 old white Men who call Dr. Ford a liar without demanding a thorough investigation. Sir, Have you no Decency? REPENT!!!

  • Audrey Skarness

    09/28/2018 07:02 PM

    Is the FBI going to investigate Ms. Ford??

  • Jo Gonzalez

    09/28/2018 06:54 PM

    Hard to recognize our Country, despicable conduct. If this continues, any man can be targeted. Praying for deliverance from this evil.

  • Stephanie Thorpe

    09/28/2018 06:48 PM

    Thank you for your voice of reason.

  • Frank Chavez

    09/28/2018 06:30 PM

    I feel that Senator Flake signed the death warrant for this nomination. I really hope he gets a lot of negative press from the citizens of AZ

  • Barbara Alto/Irwin

    09/28/2018 06:21 PM

    Why doesn’t the fbi or senate or someone investigate Dr. ford? Ask to see the results of her testing and notes from her psychologist? Is she suddenly very wealthy? Like someone is paying her to tell this concocted story?

  • Steve Sega

    09/28/2018 06:16 PM

    Ford lied about the flying issue. She can't recall anything actually happening .. none of which would warrant an investigation by anyone .. but the more serious issue is the calls for an FBI investigation when that is NOT their jurisdiction, plus they have already done 6 investigations on Kavanaugh. A week will not accomplish anything but stall out until Democrats can launch another false flag attack. Enough already! Democrats lost the election, time for Americans to be heard and for the nomination to go forward. One of the only things Obama ever said which I agree with is that "elections have consequences" and Trump won and the consequence is that President Trump gets to pick the nominees, not the loser Democrats.

  • D FIsher

    09/28/2018 06:14 PM

    If Sen. Flake's plan works and actually gets Kavenaugh confirmed, then I guess he turns out to be the smartest man in the room. However, I have no anticipation that Democrats have any intention of playing fair and, at the end of a week, will call for more delays citing
    1) they haven't had time to review the information that the FBI has compiled or
    2) more allegations like those from accusers #2, 3, and 4 will surface and must be investigated
    Then this fiasco will just continue ad nauseum.

  • Stephen Russell

    09/28/2018 06:08 PM

    Nomination delays: This cant GO On much longer, We the People are Tired of being played. & The Dems will lose in Nov.
    More BS like this coming after 1 week, then I can assure them the Dems will lose in Nov.
    & apply Rule of Law to Them 2,NO exceptions.
    Quit this Dble Justice Std.
    End IT

  • Linda Fielder

    09/28/2018 06:08 PM

    I read everything you write...and love you and your beautiful daughter and what you both stand for. GOD BLESS YOU BOTH. I am formally from Arkansas and am a Mission Volunteer across the US.

  • Kathleen Stilwell

    09/28/2018 06:03 PM

    The President ordered the FBI to do an additional 1 week investigation into allegations against Judge Kavanaugh. With the available technology and investigative tools could the President order the FBI to find out who leaked Dr. Ford's information to the press? If they learn a politician leaked this info, could this person be prosecuted? Shouldn't the senate enact new laws with jail time penalties if a politician withholds information regarding a nominee being considered to be a supreme court or federal court judge? What happened to Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh should never be allowed to happen again.