Brett Kavanaugh update:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has filed for cloture to end debate and move on to a confirmation vote for Kavanaugh after Senators received the FBI report the Democrats were demanding. It hasn’t been publicly released, but a source told Fox News that agents interviewed nine people and found no evidence to corroborate Dr. Ford’s accusation. I assume that must be true, since all we’re hearing from the Democrats now is that he doesn’t have the “temperament” to be a judge (as he already has been for over a decade) because he got angry when they smeared him as a gang rapist.
Oh, and of course, the lack of any evidence just means we need to widen the investigation. I believe that’s also the reason why Robert Mueller keeps costing taxpayers millions of dollars even though he's yet to find a hint of Russian collusion.
Ben Shapiro calls out the sorry state of liberal journalism:
the New Yorker’s alleged corroborating witness on Deborah Ramirez’s accusation against Brett Kavanaugh claims he heard it secondhand from someone else, who was tracked down and said he had no memory of it. I guess due diligence has now gone the way of due process. What a pile of due-due.
Double Dose of Fake News for Thursday:
No, Yahoo News, Lindsay Graham did not make a crack about “dragging a 100-dollar bill through a trailer park” that was aimed at Christine Ford. He was quoting Clinton defender James Carville, who said it about Paula Jones, to illustrate the way Democrats treat women who accuse them of sexual impropriety as opposed to how Dr. Ford was treated.
Seriously, your political reporters have never heard that notorious “trailer park” quote before? Is Yahoo finding reporters by dragging a $100 bill through a middle school?
Media bias perfectly illustrated in two radically different headlines on what is essentially the same story.
The Border Patrol arrested a DACA “Dreamer” who must’ve been dreaming of a white Christmas, with the “white” being $34,000 worth of powdered meth he was trying to smuggle into the US.
Your Fake News For Thursday:
The AP issued a correction to a story about a federal regulation change whose headline claimed the Trump EPA says “a little radiation is good for you.” After that raised the usual wave of “OUTRAGE” among various liberal media outlets, the AP was forced to admit that the quote came from a Massachusetts toxicologist, not anyone in the EPA. The actual policy changes don’t even mention radiation, and that headline is contrary to what the EPA told the reporter directly. And yet, it was the headline -- which got it lots of attention as it was repeated by liberal media outlets, many of which haven’t bothered to run the correction.
Never mind radiation, maybe the EPA should be studying the dangers to society from toxic partisanship. It seems to eat away at the brain.
A 39-year-old Logan, Utah, man has been arrested in connection with two letters sent to the Pentagon and one to President Trump that contained a (fortunately not very dangerous) precursor of the deadly poison, ricin. Not much is known yet, other than he’s a Navy veteran with a history of run-ins with the law, including a prison term for aggravated assault. More at the link.
Also, a Democratic Congressional intern who worked for Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, and previously for Barbara Boxer and others, has been arrested for allegedly placing personal home addresses of Republican Senators onto Wikipedia. He has been fired and could face multiple federal charges. Good! Worth noting: he doesn’t appear to have worked for Maxine Waters, so she was actually right about that. And he did once work for Diane Feinstein, so maybe the leaking of other people’s confidential information was just force of habit.
Bezos taketh away
Amazon employees rejoiced at word that the company is raising the minimum wage of its warehouse workers to $15 an hour. But hold on: Bezos giveth, but Bezos also taketh away…
Democrat enthusiasm waning
We are assured by the media that the accusations against Brett Kavanaugh are driving women away from the Republicans and that women are so “OUTRAGED” over it that they’re going to run to the polls to fuel that vaunted “blue wave.” So how to explain that the latest poll from NPR, of all places, shows that the Democrats’ “enthusiasm gap” has vanished, with Republicans now thinking it’s very important to vote in the next election – and eagerness to vote among Republican women has leaped by 12 points and is even higher than among men?
Maybe, as I’ve been warning here for a while, it’s because women deal more with children, so they know how dangerous it would be to let the overgrown terrible two-year-olds who currently run the Democratic Party be put in charge of anything important that they might break, like the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The Democrats overplayed their weak hand and showed their animosity and unfairness to men and their condescending and hypocritical attitude toward women. Consequently, millions of women voters who’ve dealt with children recognized that tantrum-throwing brats need a time-out, not a reward for their bad behavior.
Donald Trump donates his presidential salary
Donald Trump is donating his presidential salary to good causes in $100,000 quarterly increments. This week, he announced that the latest beneficiary will be the Small Business Administration, which will use the money to fund a program to help military veterans transition to private sector life.
It will be interesting to see how the media will spin this negatively (most likely, they’ll just ignore it, since most Trump-related news goes into one of two categories: “Spin negatively” or “Ignore.”) He could justifiably renege on his promise to give up his presidential salary, since Forbes recently reported that his net worth has dropped by as much as $1 billion since becoming President -- even though his critics assured us he was only running to enrich himself, and you don’t want someone who uses public service to become rich, so vote for Hillary Clinton instead.
That prediction turned out to be as reliable as their predictions of stock market crashes and a new depression. So Forbes tries to explain it by claiming that Trump’s plan to enrich himself by running for President simply isn’t working, due to “his divisiveness” harming his brand, not to the media’s incessant anti-Trump negativity or all the obnoxious leftist mobs shouting outside Trump hotels and annoying the customers.
So I guess “Trump’s financial sacrifice” is an example of a story that was “Ignore” for two years, and has now been moved to “Spin negatively.”
READER COMMENT OF THE DAY
From Nicholas B, in response to Laura Ainsworth’s commentary on hysterical female activists setting women back decades:
“Could not agree more. It’s embarrassing. As a somewhat recent divorcee, I have little interest in wading through the screaming, man-hating idiots out there in hopes of finding a decent woman again. Celibacy, and, frankly, being a hermit, is seeming very attractive these days.”
From Laura: Thanks, Nicholas, for proving my point. You are Exhibit A. But there are some decent women left out here. (Hint: look for conservative women.) The current hateful environment is making lots of rational people, male and female, think about becoming hermits.