I spent the last two years of high school in a daze, locking away the questions that life seemed insistent on imposing. I kept playing basketball, attended classed sparingly, drank beer heavily, and tried drugs enthusiastically. I discovered that it didn’t make any difference if you smoked reefer in the white class mates sparkling new van, or in the dorm room with some brother you’d met down at the gym, or on the beach with a couple of Hawaiian kids who had dropped out of school and now spent most of their time looking for an excuse to brawl.
The Christine Blasey Ford saga doesn’t seem to be ending soon. While we await further word from the FBI, here follow some thoughts on her testimony, her various statements, and questions raised during the Senate hearing:
Ford testified that she didn’t know that the Judiciary Committee had offered to send investigators to take her statement, in private, anywhere that she wished. Either she’s not telling the truth or her own lawyers deliberately kept these facts from her, even though Ford’s avowed preference was to not testify in public. Ford has not fired the lawyers, which must mean that she’s okay with their deception, if it was deception. If it was not deception, then she misled the committee, at best. Which is it? It would seem to be malpractice for lawyers to work against the best interest of their client in order to further the interests of their political party. Will there be repercussions for these lawyers?
On Monday, if things go as planned, the woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Posted in abortion, gender, Open Threads, SCOTUS
Tagged Barbara Boxer, false accusations, George Papadopoulos, Judge Kavanaugh, Kamala Harris, Mazie Hirono, Mueller investigation, open thread, Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Charles Grassley, Sidney Blumenthal
With a few minor exceptions, President Trump’s “travel ban” will go into effect, according to a decision by the Supreme Court today.
A YUGE win for the President. A YUGE win for the Constitution and the rule of law. [emphasis added to quotes]
Posted in Donald J. Trump, Immigration, Lawsuits, Open Threads, SCOTUS
Tagged Gorsuch, Justice Clarence Thomas, open thread, President Donald J. Trump, Samuel Alito, SCOTUS, travel ban
Once again, the Obama administration proves that it has no respect for the rule of law. [emphasis added]
The Justice Department [DOJ] is resisting a judge’s order to provide ethics training for its lawyers and is objecting to turning over to the court the names of illegal aliens who were granted what amounts to administrative amnesty (“deferrals”) in stark violation of an injunction issued by the court. …
Posted in Birth Certificate Fraud, Corruption, Immigration, Lawsuits, Media bias, Obama Eligibility, Open Threads, Racism, Radical Groups, SCOTUS, Vetting Obama
Tagged Citizens United decision, DOJ, Illegal Aliens, Judge Curiel, Judge Hanen, judicial independence, La Raza, open thread, rule of law, SCOTUS, Trump, Trump University lawsuit