FROM THE “YOU CAN’T MAKE THIS STUFF UP” FILE…

…we have this apparently for-real story, from Tom Davidson’s article in London’s Daily Mirror: Clapping as been banned at a leading universty’s students’ union “to avoid triggering anxiety”. The University of Manchester Students’ Union passed the resolution to ban clapping at student union events at the first Senate session of the academic year on...

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JOE MANCHIN’S KAVANAUGH PROBLEM

On paper, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) has an excellent chance of winning re-election this year.  Despite the fact that Donald Trump is highly popular in West Virginia, Manchin is too, and recent polls show him ahead of his Republican opponent, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrissey. But Mr. Manchin has a Brett Kavanaugh problem.  A big one. The problem is that Democrats, who expect and...

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THE BIGGER KAVANAUGH TRAGEDY

A woman goes to the store to buy a chicken.  She picks it up and starts smelling it.  Up, down, in and out.  She becomes enraged, goes to the butcher and says “I wouldn’t buy this chicken at any price.  It stinks!”  And the butcher, who has been watching this, says “Lady, could you pass that test?” That’s an old Pearl Williams joke.  Maybe you found it...

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CREDIBILITY: AVENATTI-STYLE

From Daniel Chaitin’s article for the Washington Examiner: Michael Avenatti said Monday evening that his client, Julie Swetnick, did not witness first-hand Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh allegedly spiking the punch at high school parties in the early 1980s. But he knows a woman who claims to have seen the act, and while she is willing to speak to the FBI, she won’t go...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today’s quote comes to us, in the form of a tweet, from chrstine fair, an Associate Professor at Georgetown University: I award christine fair Quote Of the Day (dis)honors for proving that a sick, hate-filled pig can get a teaching assignment at Georgetown and be paid to influence young minds. How proud they must be of her.

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THE SWETNICK BACKTRACK

Would you be surprised to know that michael avenatti’s star witness against Brett Kavanaugh, Julie Swetnick, apparently is a nutcake with a history of oddball behavior – including being accused of sexual harassment (not accusing, but accused)? Well it also turns out that, since the FBI might look into her BS claims about Kavanaugh and gang rapes, she suddenly has contracted a case of...

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HITTING FOR THE DAILY DOUBLE ON TRADE VICTORIES

if this isn’t the greatest day for trade in United States history, it’s got to be close. Earlier today, we found out that Canada had agreed to the significant changes in trade that the United States had demanded.  That, by yourself, would have made for a great day. But that was just the beginning. Now we have this, as excerpted from a just-published article at Reuters: China will cut...

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ANOTHER QUICK QUESTION ABOUT THE ACCUSATIONS AGAINST BRETT KAVANAUGH

Have you noticed that every one of the accusations against Brett Kavanaugh is from high school or college; that absolutely none has come from anyone, male or female, who has known him throughout his entire adult professional life? This is the hit job of them all. And, as of now, I would put the odds on its succeeding, at least in the sense of destroying Brett Kavanaugh’s chances for the...

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THE NEXT DEMOCRAT STALL-MOVE AGAINST KAVANAUGH

Since it is obvious that the FBI “investigation” of Brett Kavanaugh will turn up nothing (because he already has been investigated a half-dozen times by the FBI and christine blasey ford’s accusaions have already been investigated by the Senate Judiciary Committee) it is now time for the next stall tactic. Now Democrats are demanding an investigation into whether Brett Kavanaugh...

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ONE VOICE. ALL IT TAKES IS ONE VOICE (REPRINT)

This blog was originally posted on Janary 27th of this year. At that time I had hoped that there were Democrats who still had enough honor to be repulsed by what their party was devolving into, and would stand up to say so. So far, it is depressing to say, that has not happened. But, though my view of a couple of the individual politicians mentioned then may have changed over time, the overall...

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THE BEST KAVANAUGH/FORD ARTICLE I HAVE SEEN

I just read Newt Gingrich’s just-published commentary on the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation circus. And, not surprisingly given the number of best-selling books he has authored, it is from Newt Gingrich. Yes, Gingrich is far from a neutral commentator.  He is a lifelong Republican, former congressperson, and former Speaker of the House. But read the key excerpt below (more than I usually...

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THE NEW NAFTA DEAL

There is going to be a new “NAFTA” (though it may wind up being called something else).  A new tri-lateral trade deal between the United States, Canada and Mexico. And, while we still do not know the specifics in minute detail, it what we do know is that this appreciably strengthens the United States’ position. How did the Trump administration accomplish this?  By negotiating...

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