Sixty-Five Women Who Went to High School With Brett Kavanaugh Write Their Own Letter About His Character

H/T Town Hall.

Over five dozen women that attended High School with Brett Kavanaugh have vouched for him and his character.

Yet brain dead Dippycrap Dianne Feinstein is trying to smear and impune the reputation of Brett Kavanaugh with an anonymous letter from a woman.

This scenario almost mirrors the attempted high tech lynching of Clearance Thomas by the press the Dippycraps with the lies of Anita Hill. 

Five dozen women who went to high school with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have written a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein backing his character.

“We are women who have known Brett Kavanaugh for more than 35 years and knew him while he attended high school between 1979 and 1983. For the entire time we have known Brett Kavanaugh, he has behaved honorably and treated women with respect. We strongly believe it is important to convey this information to the Committee at this time,” the letter states. “Brett attended Georgetown Prep, an all-boys high school in Rockville, Maryland. He was an outstanding student and athlete with a wide circle of friends. Almost all of us attended all girls high schools in the area. We knew Brett well through social events, sports, church, and various other activities. Many of us have remained close friends with him and his family over the years.”

“Through the more than 35 years we have known him, Brett has stood out for his friendship, character, and integrity. In particular, he has always treated women with decency and respect. That was true when he was in high school, and it has remained true to this day,” the letter continues. “The signers of this letter hold a broad range of political views. Many of us are not lawyers, but we know Brett Kavanaugh as a person. And he has always been a good person.”

The letter comes one day after Senator Feinstein referred Kavanaugh to the FBI for investigation after receiving a letter from an unnamed woman. In a statement released by Feinstein Thursday, the Democrat implied wrongdoing by Kavanaugh without offering any evidence or transparency.

The accusation, reportedly, is that Kavanaugh and another young man locked a woman in a room by herself during a party in high school. The woman was able to get out and was not harmed. (UPDATE: The New Yorker is reporting the woman, who refuses to be named, claims Kavanaugh “tried to assault her” at a party in high school).

Judge Kavanaugh issued a statement in response to the accusation Friday morning.

“I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation. I did not do this back in high school or at any time,” Kavanaugh said.

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Millions Of Water Bottles Found Rotting In Puerto Rico As San Juan Mayor Continues To Bash Trump

H/T Right Wing Folks.

The failure of the Puerto Rican government to distribute this water and supplies are on the same level as Kathleen Blanco and Ray School Bus Nagin during Hurricane Katrina.

Blanco and Nagin failed to step up to help the people of Lousiana to spite George W.Bush a Republican so he would be bashed and the Puerto Rican government has screwed around to Donald Trump a Republican can be gashed for not caring and allowing people to die.

San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz has repeatedly attacked President Donald Trump over the U.S. government’s response in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, even as 12 million bottles of water were discovered this week rotting on an airport runway in Puerto Rico.

BuzzFeed News reports that “Justo Hernández, deputy federal coordinating officer of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), told reporters that the 19,841 pallets of water were left on the runway at José Aponte de la Torre Airport and that as a result, ‘some of that water was spoiled.’”

The Situation Room

@CNNSitRoom

20,000 pallets of bottled water were left untouched in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico https://cnn.it/2COGP8W 

The revelation comes at roughly the same time that Yulin Cruz appeared on CNN to bash Trump and also attacked the president in a series of tweets this week.

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Carmen Yulín Cruz

@CarmenYulinCruz

Simply put: delusional, paranoid, and unhinged from any sense of reality. Trump is so vain he thinks this is about him. NO IT IS NOT.

Carmen Yulín Cruz

@CarmenYulinCruz

Damn it: this is NOT about politics this was always about SAVING LIVES.

Puerto Rico Secretary of State Luis Rivera Marin called out Yulin Cruz last night on Fox News as being one of Puerto Rico’s politicians who has “politicized” the natural disaster.

A June report from a local Puerto Rican news outlet — provided to The Daily Wire after it was translated into English — highlighted Yulin Cruz’s absence from Puerto Rico as she politicked in the United States.

“So far this year, the mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto, has been out of Puerto Rico for 52 days, tending to activities with different organizations and delegating the functions of her job that she was recently reelected to, to former vice-mayor of the capital, Rafael Jaume,” NotiCel reported. “Subsequently, there have been 11 executive orders issued by Cruz Soto to designate Jaume as interim mayor while she is outside Puerto Rico.”

The media has also used the hurricane to attack Trump, often blaming his administration for any failures in Puerto Rico, even if the fault lies with Puerto Rican officials.

The Daily Caller flagged a video clip yesterday of FEMA administrator Brock Long appearing on MSNBC and debunking many false or misleading claims that the media has been peddling since the hurricane.

NY Times Busted Pushing Fake News to Smear Nikki Haley — This One Is BAD

H/T Right Wing Folks.

These type stories are why newspapers are dying nobody wants to pay to read the fake news in them.

The New York Times on Thursday reported that the U.S. State Department spent $52,701 for curtains at Nikki Haley’s official residence as ambassador to the United Nations.

The headline, clearly intended to suggest wrongdoing, reads, “State Department Spent $52,701 on Curtains for Nikki Haley’s Residence.” The article’s author, Gardiner Harris, went even further in a tweet.

Nikki Haley’s View of New York Is Priceless. Her Curtains? $52,701. https://nyti.ms/2N92rla 

State Department Spent $52,701 on Curtains for Residence of U.N. Envoy

A purchase of custom, mechanized curtains for an official residence on the East Side of Manhattan was approved ahead of the department’s budget cuts.

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“Nikki Haley’s View of New York Is Priceless. Her Curtains? $52,701,” he tweeted.

However, four paragraphs into the New York Times article lies the truth:

“A spokesman for Ms. Haley said plans to buy the curtains were made in 2016, during the Obama administration. Ms. Haley had no say in the purchase.”

That’s right. The curtains were purchased under former President Barack Obama and had nothing to do with Haley in the first place.

It didn’t take long for the internet to call out the left-leaning outlet.

“Misleading headline. Few are reading past the first couple grafs. And now most of Twitter thinks @nikkihaley is like Pruitt or Price when she’s not. How irresponsible. Read the whole story. Also the rent is less expensive than previous admins,” journalist Yashar Ali tweeted.

Yashar Ali 🐘

@yashar

Misleading headline. Few are reading past the first couple grafs. And now most of Twitter thinks @nikkihaley is like Pruitt or Price when she’s not. How irresponsible. Read the whole story. Also the rent is less expensive than previous admins https://nyti.ms/2N92rla 

State Department Spent $52,701 on Curtains for Residence of U.N. Envoy

A purchase of custom, mechanized curtains for an official residence on the East Side of Manhattan was approved ahead of the department’s budget cuts.

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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) weighed in too, calling it a clear example of media bias.

Marco Rubio

@marcorubio

Want an example of subtle ways media pushes their bias? See this completely false & misleading headline about ⁦@nikkihaley. They are not “her curtains” & buried deep in story is the fact that this purchase was made under Obama administration. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/13/us/politics/nikki-haley-curtains.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share 

Nikki R. Haley, the American ambassador to the United Nations, in April during a Security Council meeting.

Nikki Haley’s View of New York Is Priceless. Her Curtains? $52,701.

The State Department bought the custom, mechanized curtains for Ms. Haley’s New York residence during a time of cost-cutting.

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Charles V Payne

@cvpayne

Why Massive Mainstream Media Distrust?
Example #1,490

Headlines: State Department Spent $52,200 on Nikki Haley apartment curtains
Media Reaction: Outrage
Fact: Curtains order under Obama administration
Media Reaction: Crickets (looking for next outrage)

Unsurprisingly, the New York Times declined to report on the $53,000 curtains when they were actually bought under Obama.

And they wonder why President Trump calls them “fake news.”

The latest unproven attack on Brett Kavanaugh is evil and absurd

H/T The Washington Examiner.

The left is trying to destroy Brett Kavanaugh like Turd(Ted)Kennedy did with Robert Bork.

The latest leftist attempt to smear Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh is unhinged evil. Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said Thursday that she had “received information from an individual concerning the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court” and had referred it to the FBI. The letter she supposedly received was dated back in July.

When all else failed and the hearings are over, this is a an 11th-hour unsubstantiated last-ditch effort to impugn Kavanaugh’s character at the most debased level. It’s absolutely disgusting.

According to Senate Judiciary Committee reports, Kavanaugh has undergone six FBI comprehensive investigations between 1993 to 2018. No allegation resembling this anonymous claim has ever surfaced in those FBI investigations or reports. No allegations have ever been reported before now, and no senator asked about this issue among the almost 1,300 written questions sent for the record just from Democrats.

This is baseless.

That this is also just “the latest” in the Left’s attempt to smear Kavanaugh is also disgusting. No man or woman nominated to serve their country should have to go through what Kavanaugh went through during his confirmation hearings, regardless of party affiliation.

As I’ve previously written, the kabuki theater displayed by the protesters and by Sens. Feinstein, Cory Booker, and others is conduct shameful and unbecoming of the government process. Politics are by definition partisan, but the processes of government can and should still maintain decorum and integrity.

Feinstein’s baseless accusations also lack integrity. Continuing with her outrageous conduct in prior federal nominee confirmation hearings, this whole accusation and the timing and form of release is unbecoming of a senator. She had a four-day public hearing and the closed session to raise this allegation and question Kavanaugh, and she didn’t even attend the closed session, much less raise anything during the televised session to allow Kavanaugh the opportunity to immediately respond.

Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and his staff have said they first learned of the existence of the anonymous letter from the news reports. Feinstein apparently didn’t even give him the courtesy of advising him directly of such a “serious” matter.

Any claim, particularly an anonymous claim, should be met with skepticism. The burden of proof here is on the person who makes the claim. No one has a right to be believed. In court, the burden of proof is on the side bringing the petition or allegation. But as the Democrats well know, the court of public opinion is often illogical, thrives on drama, and quick to believe the salaciousness of allegations without requiring a scintilla of proof.

Yet leftist Twitter seized on an anonymous, vague allegation that supposedly may have occurred 35 years ago when Kavanaugh was in high school to smear and paint him as a pervert instead of a loving father and husband:

Come on.

According to the latest reports, the committee vote on Kavanaugh will procced as scheduled on Thursday, Sept. 20, and the White House is still committed to the confirmation process being complete to have a full Supreme Court sitting when the new session begins October 1.

Good. This anonymous allegation shouldn’t derail anything about the process. This is the same process, by the way, that Democrats demanded be “fair and impartial” in their letter to Grassley days before the confirmation hearings began.

The Left is merely hoping to undermine and destroy the nomination and reputation of a credible, qualified, dignified man simply because they hate the president who nominated him.

 

John Kerry deserves jail for secret Iran diplomacy

H/T The Washington Examiner.

It is time for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to step up and do his job charging John Kerry with violating the 1979 Logan Act.

President Trump should revoke John Kerry’s Security Clearance also.

In a radio interview with Hugh Hewitt, former Secretary of State John Kerry admitted that he’s been working behind-the-scenes to salvage the Iran nuclear deal. “What I have done is tried to elicit from him what Iran might be willing to do in order to change the dynamic in the Middle East for the better,” he explained. Kerry’s backchannel with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif has not been a one-time deal. “I think I’ve seen him three or four times,” Kerry said, and acknowledged that his talks were occurring without the Trump administration’s approval.

Kerry has always been an arrogant and aloof man. During his long career on Capitol Hill, Senate colleagues on both sides of the aisle described him as the least-liked senator, an opinion repeatedly affirmed by his own office staff during his long career. He is disdainful of democracy. Simply put, he sees himself as above the law, deserving of privilege and special dispensation not only when he is in government, but also as a private citizen.

Perhaps Kerry believes he is not violating the Logan Act of 1799 which states that: “Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.”

There are exceptions, of course. Private citizens can register as foreign agents under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. This covers not only formal lobbying, but also providing advice to foreign governments or individuals about how to change or circumvent U.S. law. Indeed, a tangent of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigations into the Trump administration has been the numerous potential FARA violations on behalf of individuals working for Russia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and Israel.

Other exceptions exist as well. In 1994, former President Jimmy Carter conducted sensitive negotiations with North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Il at the height of a crisis that the Clinton administration feared might lead to war. Many on Clinton’s team believed Carter overstepped his mandate, but he did coordinate his trip and actions with the White House. Years later, Bill Clinton sought dispensation to travel to North Korea as well but when the Obama administration demurred, he canceled his trip.

Kerry is personally invested in the Iran nuclear deal (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA), from which President Trump walked away. The wisdom of Trump’s action is open to debate, but what is not is this: Trump won the 2016 election. He made clear during his campaign that he opposed the JCPOA, just like Obama made clear during his campaign that he supported outreach to Iran. There was no deception on either man’s part. And Trump’s decision to walk away from the JCPOA is not illegal. Julie Frifield, assistant secretary of state for legislative affairs under Kerry, acknowledged the JCPOA was unsigned and “neither a treaty nor an executive agreement.” In other words, it had the same status as the Bush-era agreements with the Czech Republic and Poland for anti-missile defenses which Obama voided when he came to office.

There has been a temptation among polemicists on both the Right and Left to criminalize the policy debate, and this is unfortunate. But that does not mean anyone should get a free pass for what appears to be criminal activity. If Kerry wants to criticize Trump for walking away from the JCPOA, he is free to do so. And if he wants to plot and plan with Zarif, he can register as a foreign agent on behalf of Iran. But he should not remain above the law. To allow him to do so sets a horrible precedent for any future administration, for American democracy, and for coherence of U.S. policy. It is time both Kerry and the Justice Department understood that.

Jimmy Carter: I Would ‘Change All’ of Trump’s Policies if I Were President Again

H/T Breitbart.com.

Jimmy America got stupid once and elected you President it will not happen again.

If by a freak chance you would be elected again you would replace Bathhouse Barry Obama as the worst President ever.

This week during a student town hall at Emory University, former President Jimmy Carter said he would change “all” of the policies of President Donald Trump.

When asked what he would do if he became president of the United States again, Carter said, “If I were foolish enough to feel I could be president again and I got to be president, I think the first thing I would do would be to change all of the policies that President Trump has initiated since he has been in office.”

He continued, “I pray for him fairly regularly.”

Carter explained, “If he answered my prayers, he’d have to change a lot of things.”

He added, “I hope he will do well if he finishes out his first term.”

Carter’s comments were given a standing ovation.

Best Infantry Weapons of WW2

H/T War History OnLine.

Paratrooper in position with a MG 42 Machine gun. By Bundesarchiv Bild CC BY-SA 4.0

The most iconic and famous weapons of their time are not always the best or the most practical. However, this is a list of weapons in which each one was so far ahead of the competition, that soldiers in the battlefields of World War II would jump at any opportunity to capture an enemy that had them, even dumping their own equipment in favor of the new weapon.

Best Knife: American KA-BAR Knife

These American knives were the favorite ones for the Allies, but as American soldiers got captured, they became one of the favorite knives for the Germans too. What set them apart was their durability, since they were made from high carbon steel, which made them retain their sharpness after punishment that would have long since dulled a stainless steel blade.

Commemorative USMC Ka-Bar knife

They were so hard and sturdy, that they were used to open wooden supply crates instead of crowbars, and they were also used as can openers. Another advantage was that the knife was full tang, meaning that it was made with a single piece of steel. Fighting a war for years on unforgiving terrain can rot most knife handles off, but if that happened with this knife, one could still grip it by the metal handle that was a prolongation of the blade itself.

According to KA-BAR, the name was originally given to their line of knives in the early 1900’s when their company, that was called Union Cutlery back then, got a letter from a hunter thanking them because he survived an encounter with a grizzly bear, killing it with his Union Cutlery knife. The writing was smudged by the rain, and the only letters clearly discernible were K A Bar, so they decided to name their whole knife line after it.

The KA-BAR knife was the most popular knife of the US Marine Corps during and after World War II.

Best Pistol (tie): German Luger PO8 and American FN Browning GP-35

Both the Luger and the Browning “Hi-Power” shot 9mm rounds. While the Luger was very sensitive to dust and dirt, and had to be carried in a fully covered holster, the Germans didn’t make a fuss over it.

Ordnance Luger pistol of the Army of the Third Reich. By Luger_IMG_6768.jpg
CC BY-SA 2.0

During the war, several thousands of them didn’t have interchangeable parts because their manufacturing process was finished by hand after the Allies bombed the factories producing them, so repairing them on the field was an issue.

But do you know what the Germans, or any other soldier who got their hands on one of them, loved most? Their stopping power and precision was unparalled, the best of any other pistol hands down. And as a bonus, they loved its beautiful design.

Albania, field policeman with Italian soldiers holding a Luger PO8. By Federal Archives CC-BY-SA 3.0

What about the Browning Hi-Power? It was a simple, easy to disassemble and maintain, reliable semiautomatic pistol, and what set it apart from the rest is that it rarely jammed and it had a large capacity magazine that held 13 bullets. In comparison, most guns held only 8 rounds, including the Luger PO8.

Browning High Power, belonging to the Indonesian Marine Corps. By Dragunova CC BY-SA 3.0

Best Submachinegun (tie): Russian PPSh-41 and American Thompson M1928A1

The Russian-made PPSh-41, called “Papashaw” by the Allies, could be manufactured by workers with almost no experience, and its cannon barrels were often repurposed from old Mosin-Nagant rifles. Since all SMGs were meant to be used to “spray and pray” at close range, what soldiers wanted was a gun in which the mechanism was simple and that wouldn’t jam while in a pinch. This one fired 7.62mm rounds and was as simple as it got. It could be fired by people with little training and it could work for years without cleaning.

What about the Thompson “Tommy Gun”? Well, this was an iconic gun that was made famous by Prohibition era gangsters, and while the drum magazine was clunky, it sure was awesome to be able to fire 100 rounds into the enemy on full auto.

A Red Army soldier armed with PPSh-41 marches a German soldier into captivity after the Battle of Stalingrad, 1943. By Bundesarchiv, Bild BY-SA 3.0

But the drum loaders made the gun too heavy to aim from the shoulder and the reloading process too slow, so the later models came with a 30-round 9×19 Parabellum magazine. The best thing about the Tommy Gun was that one could shoot an entire magazine using their shoulder as support, because the gun was so well balanced that it had only a little recoil. Its accuracy was not too bad either, making it the preferred choice for up to nearly 500 feet away from a target.

A British soldier equipped with a Thompson M1928 submachine gun (drum magazine), November 25, 1940

Battle Rifle: American M1 Garand

The accurate and reliable Garand had a faster rate of fire than most rifles, in a time when really powerful chambered ammunition was always fired by bolt action rifles. When the war started, most countries only had single fire bolt action rifles, meaning that after firing each shot a soldier had to manually eject the cartridge using a small handle before he could load another round, also manually.

U.S. Army infantryman in 1942 with M1, Fort Knox, Kentucky

The Garand used its own gases for cycling the round and had an “en bloc” loading mechanism, in which both the cartridges and the clip were inserted as a unit into a fixed magazine within the rifle. It was more efficient than loading each shot separately, and it could fire 8 shots of .30-06 Springfield ammo in quick succession and with an excellent accuracy up to nearly 1,500 feet away.

Even though there were several models of submachine guns around, they were so inaccurate that firing them at a target at even a medium range would be a waste of ammunition. That is why battle rifles were still widely used.

Medium/Heavy Machine gun: MG-42

Since modern assault rifles did not exist during WWII, automatic weapons were a necessity for laying down heavy fire. The MG-42 was called Hitlersäge, or “Hitler’s bone saw” by the Germans. It was a belt-fed German marvel which eclipsed all other machine guns with its 1,500 rounds per minute rate of fire, which was totally unheard of at the time.

Wehrmacht reenactors with a MG 34 general-purpose machine gun mounted on a Lafette 34 tripod. By Simon Q CC BY 2.0

This weapon was very versatile, and came with a bipod for close range fights and a tripod for firing at a distance. It could even be turned into an improvised anti-aircraft weapon, able to make short work of any light aircraft while spitting its 7.92x57mm Mauser rounds–a role in which it was so effective, that attachable anti-aircraft sights for the MG42 became part of its standard kit.

The gun was also easy to service and clean, and should the need arise for the barrel to be changed, it could be done in mere seconds by the gun’s crew. This weapon was so powerful that German front line riflemen played a supportive role to machine gunners, who held the most devastating firepower on the team.

A German Waffen SS soldier involved in heavy fighting in and around the French town of Caen in mid-1944. He is carrying an MG 42 configured as a light support weapon with a folding bipod and detachable 50-round belt drum container.By Bundesarchiv, Bild BY-SA 3.0

Of all these weapons, some of them are still in use nowadays. For example, many American soldiers still use the original KA-BAR knives they inherited from their grandfathers. The Luger PO8 pistol remained in use by police forces in France as late as 1970. The FN Browning GP-35 is still being manufactured under license in Argentina for its police forces.

The PPSh-41 was given by the Soviets to communist guerrillas and was used during the Korean War. The Thompson 1921 model was used by the FBI until the late 70’s. The M1 Garand rifle is still used in some shooting competitions nowadays and has become the ceremonial rifle in most military parades. The MG-42 was used in the civil wars in Croatia and Bosnia, and its offspring, the MG-3, is currently used by many armies around the world.