Innocent Man: Brett Kavanaugh Refuses To Back Down And Withdraw

Political smears that are utterly false will often drive innocent people out, as they and their families do not want to deal with it any longer. Does this sound like a man who is guilty? (via Twitchy)

The full letter as sent to the Judiciary Committee is below the fold

Dear Chairman Grassley and Ranking Member Feinstein:

When I testified in front of the Senate three weeks ago, I explained my belief that fair process is foundational to justice and to our democracy.

At that time, I sat before the Senate Judiciary Committee for more than 31 hours and answered questions under oath. I then answered more questions at a confidential session. The following week, I responded to more than 1,200 written questions, more than have been submitted to all previous Supreme Court nominees combined.

Only after that exhaustive process was complete did I learn, through the news media, about a 36-year-old allegation from high school that had been asserted months earlier and withheld from me throughout the hearing process. First it was an anonymous allegation that I categorically and unequivocally denied. Soon after the accuser was identified, I repeated my denial on the record and made clear that I wished to appear before the Committee. I then repeated my denial to Committee investigators—under criminal penalties for false statements. All of the witnesses identified by Dr. Ford as being present at the party she describes are on the record to the Committee saying they have no recollection of any such party happening. I asked to testify before the Committee again under oath as soon as possible, so that both Dr. Ford and I could both be heard. I thank Chairman Grassley for scheduling that hearing for Thursday.

Last night, another false and uncorroborated accusation from 35 years ago was published. Once again, those alleged to have been witnesses to the event deny it ever happened. There is now a frenzy to come up with something—anything—that will block this process and a vote on my confirmation from occurring.

These are smears, pure and simple. And they debase our public discourse. But they are also a threat to any man or woman who wishes to serve our country. Such grotesque and obvious character assassination—if allowed to succeed—will dissuade competent and good people of all political persuasions from service.

As I told the Committee during my hearing, a federal judge must be independent, not swayed by public or political pressure. That is the kind of judge I will always be. I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process. The coordinated effort to destroy my good name will not drive me out. The vile threats of violence against my family will not drive me out. The last minute character assassination will not succeed.

I have devoted my career to serving the public and the cause of justice, and particularly to promoting the equality and dignity of women. Women from every phase of my life have come forward to attest to my character. I am grateful to them. I owe it to them, and to my family, to defend my integrity and my name. I look forward to answering questions from the Senate on Thursday.

Brett M. Kavanaugh

Of course, this matters little to the unhinged Leftists who care more about political power than respect, honor, morality, and so forth (read the responses to the tweet above. Vile). They should always remember that what comes around goes around, and the next innocent person getting this treatment could be one of theirs.

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If All You See…

…is a horrible carbon pollution infused beer, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is 357 Magnum, with a post on Democrats thinking that responsibility for consequences of ones actions is unfair.

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Say, Where Should You Move To Be Safe From ‘Climate Change’?

Obvioiusly, in recent years the Cult of Climastrology has been yammering on about “climate refugees.” Now, a big push is to attempt to scare people by telling them they will need to move to escape from the worst effects of a whopping 1.5F increase in global temperatures since 1850

Where should you move to save yourself from climate change?

Climate change is fueling heatwaves, hurricanes and floods, gradually making certain places in the US challenging, if not outright miserable, to live in.

Scientists, and some members of the public, are starting to question where in the US will remain comfortable to call home.

The answer, broadly speaking, is north and maybe west. Florida has seen a population boom in recent decades but the southern portion of the state is on course to be submerged by rising seas. The Gulf coast will get supercharged hurricanes, while the south-west and south-east US will be baked by increasingly hostile heat.

“Areas towards the north and away from the ocean and that central corridor where you get tornadoes probably look best,” said Vivek Shandas, an expert on climate change’s impact on cities at Portland State University. Shandas recommends looking to live in a “band roughly above the 42nd parallel” – a line of latitude that divides New York and Pennsylvania and forms the southern borders of Oregon and Idaho.

Places close to a reliable source of water without being flood-prone as the seas rise are attractive, such as areas near the Great Lakes and the Pacific north-west. “Seattle doesn’t break 90F that often so it’ll be nothing like Phoenix in terms of tolerability of heat,” said Shandas. “Places like Portland, Oregon, and Boise, Idaho, will be relatively safeguarded, apart from a bit of wildfire smoke.”

There will be bastions elsewhere. “Cincinnati, for example, is surprisingly good,” said Shandas. “It’s close to the Great Lakes, away from hurricanes, away from the eastern seaboard. It will get more heatwaves, but then again we all will.”

It’s all about the doom and gloom. Because that’s what they do best. We also see

These are just a few of the articles published in the last 24 hours. There are plenty more going back a week. I’ll believe it when all the Liberals start abandoning their coastal enclaves.

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Sanctuary City Of Portland, Oregon, To Devote $1 Million Towards Illegal Alien Legal Fees

Remember the utter freakout by Leftists over $10 million being shifted from FEMA to ICE a few weeks ago, despite the money having little to do with operations of FEMA? How about now?

Illegal Immigrants to Get $1M for Legal Defense From Oregon Taxpayers

The Portland City Council approved a $500,000 grant for potential deportees’ legal services, and Multnomah County is matching that amount.

A city official told Fox 12 that the funding, which is being called the “Universal Representation Project,” is for illegal immigrants and refugees who may not be able to afford an attorney during legal proceedings.

The grant money will go to Catholic Charities of Oregon, which will use the funds to hire attorneys and paralegals to represent potential deportees.

The Oregonian reported that the $500,000 from Portland will be drawn from the city general fund, which primarily pays for police, fire and parks operations.

Portland’s property crimes are up 11% from last year, and there are certain areas that are becoming dangerous for violent crimes, and vandalism is rising. It’d be nice if money for police, fire, and park operations wasn’t taken away to be used for people who shouldn’t even be in the U.S., much less Portland, eh? But, if the Leftists in Portland want this, well, they should keep their complaints about the police, fire, and parks to themselves.

On “Fox & Friends” on Sunday, former ICE supervisor Jason Piccolo said this move makes absolutely no sense.

He noted that the Justice Department already provides a legal orientation program that gives lawyers training so they can represent illegal immigrants pro bono.

“Every time an alien is encountered and arrested by ICE or through the Border Patrol, they’re provided a list of legal services, pro bono,” Piccolo said. “So, using taxpayer-funded money does not make any sense.”

Piccolo argued that this is just a political move that’s being made for the anti-President Trump, anti-ICE optics.

“Anything that counters President Trump is what the Democrats are going to do,” he said.

Well, yes, but, Democrats would do this no matter which Republican is in the White House.

And, I still maintain that Team Trump should put out statements such as “if you’re in Portland, Oregon, ICE will not come get you.” This way, places like Portland are overrun with illegal aliens, committing crimes, stealing identities, using up the social services, overrunning the school systems, and so forth. If they want the illegals, let them feel the pain from having the illegals.

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Shameless Democrats Trot Forth Another BS Allegation Towards Judge Kavanaugh

Perhaps it’s time to start writing letters accusing elected Democrats of inappropriate sexual conduct, especially stuff that occurred dozens of years ago while in school. By Democrats own talking points, those accusations should simply be believed, right? At the New Yorker, Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer lay out a story that also throws freezing water on the accusation

Senate Democrats Investigate a New Allegation of Sexual Misconduct, from Brett Kavanaugh’s College Year

As Senate Republicans press for a swift vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Senate Democrats are investigating a new allegation of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh. The claim dates to the 1983-84 academic school year, when Kavanaugh was a freshman at Yale University. The offices of at least four Democratic senators have received information about the allegation, and at least two have begun investigating it. Senior Republican staffers also learned of the allegation last week and, in conversations with The New Yorker, expressed concern about its potential impact on Kavanaugh’s nomination. Soon after, Senate Republicans issued renewed calls to accelerate the timing of a committee vote. The Democratic Senate offices reviewing the allegations believe that they merit further investigation. “This is another serious, credible, and disturbing allegation against Brett Kavanaugh. It should be fully investigated,” Senator Mazie Hirono, of Hawaii, said. An aide in one of the other Senate offices added, “These allegations seem credible, and we’re taking them very seriously. If established, they’re clearly disqualifying.”

The woman at the center of the story, Deborah Ramirez, who is fifty-three, attended Yale with Kavanaugh, where she studied sociology and psychology. Later, she spent years working for an organization that supports victims of domestic violence. The New Yorker contacted Ramirez after learning of her possible involvement in an incident involving Kavanaugh. The allegation was conveyed to Democratic senators by a civil-rights lawyer. For Ramirez, the sudden attention has been unwelcome, and prompted difficult choices. She was at first hesitant to speak publicly, partly because her memories contained gaps because she had been drinking at the time of the alleged incident. In her initial conversations with The New Yorker, she was reluctant to characterize Kavanaugh’s role in the alleged incident with certainty. After six days of carefully assessing her memories and consulting with her attorney, Ramirez said that she felt confident enough of her recollections to say that she remembers Kavanaugh had exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party, thrust his penis in her face, and caused her to touch it without her consent as she pushed him away. Ramirez is now calling for the F.B.I. to investigate Kavanaugh’s role in the incident. “I would think an F.B.I. investigation would be warranted,” she said.

Of course she does. Except, if any crime was committed, it was not a federal one. The FBI doesn’t investigate college kids getting drunk and stupid.

Essentially, Ramirez is claiming that she was at a party, they were playing a drinking game, she got drunk, and that she just knows, after thinking about it for days and days, that it was Brett Kavanaugh who exposed his penis to her and got her to touch it. She thinks.

Ramirez acknowledged that there are significant gaps in her memories of the evening, and that, if she ever presents her story to the F.B.I. or members of the Senate, she will inevitably be pressed on her motivation for coming forward after so many years, and questioned about her memory, given her drinking at the party.

The New Yorker has not confirmed with other eyewitnesses that Kavanaugh was present at the party. The magazine contacted several dozen classmates of Ramirez and Kavanaugh regarding the incident. Many did not respond to interview requests; others declined to comment, or said they did not attend or remember the party. A classmate of Ramirez’s, who declined to be identified because of the partisan battle over Kavanaugh’s nomination, said that another student told him about the incident either on the night of the party or in the next day or two. The classmate said that he is “one-hundred-per-cent sure” that he was told at the time that Kavanaugh was the student who exposed himself to Ramirez. He independently recalled many of the same details offered by Ramirez, including that a male student had encouraged Kavanaugh as he exposed himself. The classmate, like Ramirez, recalled that the party took place in a common room on the first floor in Entryway B of Lawrance Hall, during their freshman year. “I’ve known this all along,” he said. “It’s been on my mind all these years when his name came up. It was a big deal.” The story stayed with him, he said, because it was disturbing and seemed outside the bounds of typically acceptable behavior, even during heavy drinking at parties on campus. The classmate said that he had been shocked, but not necessarily surprised, because the social group to which Kavanaugh belonged often drank to excess. He recalled Kavanaugh as “relatively shy” until he drank, at which point he said that Kavanaugh could become “aggressive and even belligerent.”

There are a bunch of people, most unnamed, who try and pull this, but they weren’t there. They don’t know. This is casting aspersions without evidence, which continues on. But, finally

One of the male classmates who Ramirez said egged on Kavanaugh denied any memory of the party. “I don’t think Brett would flash himself to Debbie, or anyone, for that matter,” he said. Asked why he thought Ramirez was making the allegation, he responded, “I have no idea.” The other male classmate who Ramirez said was involved in the incident commented, “I have zero recollection.”

In a statement, two of those male classmates who Ramirez alleged were involved in the incident, the wife of a third male student she said was involved, and three other classmates, Dino Ewing, Louisa Garry, and Dan Murphy, disputed Ramirez’s account of events: “We were the people closest to Brett Kavanaugh during his first year at Yale. He was a roommate to some of us, and we spent a great deal of time with him, including in the dorm where this incident allegedly took place. Some of us were also friends with Debbie Ramirez during and after her time at Yale. We can say with confidence that if the incident Debbie alleges ever occurred, we would have seen or heard about it—and we did not. The behavior she describes would be completely out of character for Brett. In addition, some of us knew Debbie long after Yale, and she never described this incident until Brett’s Supreme Court nomination was pending. Editors from the New Yorker contacted some of us because we are the people who would know the truth, and we told them that we never saw or heard about this.”

The former friend who was married to the male classmate alleged to be involved, and who signed the statement, said of Ramirez, “This is a woman I was best friends with. We shared intimate details of our lives. And I was never told this story by her, or by anyone else. It never came up. I didn’t see it; I never heard of it happening.” She said she hadn’t spoken with Ramirez for about ten years, but that the two women had been close all through college, and Kavanaugh had remained part of what she called their “larger social circle.” In an initial conversation with The New Yorker, she suggested that Ramirez may have been politically motivated. Later, she said that she did not know if this was the case.

So, the people who knew Kavanaugh best, and many who were supposedly at this part, categorically deny the allegation. And Ramirez has zero evidence.

Oh, and she’s a registered Democrat. Surprise?

These people are shameless, and, fortunately for Democrats, we aren’t the type of people who would do this to Democratic nominees when a Democrat has a chance to nominate people to SCOTUS, right? Maybe we should start playing politics as dirty as Democrats.

The very fact that Brett Kavanaugh is refusing to remove himself from the nomination process, and his statements denying the allegations, should tell you all you need to know, namely, that these are false allegations.

And let’s add this in regards to the NY Times article on same

Confirm now.

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If All You See…

…is horrendous, evil ice cream from climate killing cows, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is The Powers That Be, with a post on Kavanaugh accuser’s lawyer trotting out witnesses who didn’t actually witness anything.

It’s still girls out and about week, which really means I’m just cleaning out the folder of older pics.

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Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup

Patriotic Pinup Bill Randall Pumpkin

Happy Sunday! It’s a gorgeous day in America. The birds are singing, pumpkin spice season has arrived (sigh), and the Cleveland Browns finally won a game. This pinup is by Bill Randall, with a wee bit of help.

What’s happening in Ye Olde Blogosphere? The Fine 15

  1. Watcher Of Weasels features the Left’s war on comedy
  2. This ain’t Hell… has Sunday morning feel good stories
  3. The Right Scoop features a study on how many illegals are really in the country
  4. The Other McCain explains the meaning of “credible” in 2018
  5. The First Street Journal covers what teachers actually make
  6. White House Dossier shows that Michelle Obama is totally a woman of the people
  7. Raised On Hoecakes covers a connection that should have been made about the 1st Amendment
  8. Powerline wonders about mistaken identity with the Kavanaugh accusation
  9. neo-neocon wonders when ticket scalping became OK
  10. Moonbattery covers identity leftism eating itself
  11. Maggie’s Farm notes that the process is the punishment
  12. Legal Insurrection covers a student being fired for noting that women don’t have penises
  13. Just One Minute discusses “false memories”
  14. Jihad Watch notes Connecticut rejecting making female genital mutilation a felony
  15. And last, but not least, Hogewash says it’s no longer a case of he said/she said

As always, the full set of pinups can be seen in the Patriotic Pinup category, or over at my Gallery page. While we are on pinups, since it is that time of year, have you gotten your “Pinups for Vets” calendar yet? And don’t forget to check out what I declare to be our War on Women Rule 5 and linky luv posts and things that interest me

Don’t forget to check out all the other great material all the linked blogs have!

Anyone else have a link or hotty-fest going on? Let me know so I can add you to the list.

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Fourth Person Accused Of Being At Party Denies Dr. Ford’s Accusation Against Kavanaugh

Well, this is interesting. It’s too interesting to appear on the front page of the Washington Post, the NY Times, the LA Times, and several other of the leading U.S. newspapers I checked. Because this utterly harms The Narrative

(Daily Caller) The woman believed to be the “missing” party guest at the high school gathering where Christine Blasey Ford alleges Judge Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her over 35 years ago reportedly has no recollection of the incident, her lawyer said in a statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Saturday.

Leland Keyser, a reported longtime friend of Ford’s, denied knowing Kavanaugh or having any knowledge of attending a party with him, according to CNN.

“Simply put, Ms. Keyser does not know Mr. Kavanaugh and she has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present, with, or without, Dr. Ford,” said Howard Walsh, Keyser’s attorney.

In a Washington Post article, Ford said there were three individuals at the party in addition to herself and Kavanaugh — Mark JudgePatrick Smyth and another person. Both Judge and Smyth have also denied having any memory or knowledge surrounding the incident. Keyser is believed to be the third person in question.

Obviously, Judge Kavanaugh denies that anything happened. So, the only person so far not on record (the other four have submitted officials letters and/or made official statements) is Dr. Ford who has reached a “tentative deal” to testify in front of Congress Thursday (she says she’s afraid to fly. Who wants to bet she is flown across the country in a private jet owned by a hardcore Progressive?), for which you can expect that she and her lawyers and the Democrats will somehow delay, as well.

Of course, to the media which is attempting to destroy Trump by destroying a good man like Brett Kavanaugh, this is immaterial. So we get garbage like this

Plenty more stupidity out there, but, then we get this

I’m going to make a prediction: come Wednesday, her lawyer will release a “statement from Dr. Ford”, which will say something to the effect of “Dr. Ford is a victim, and has been doubly victimized through this rushed process. She feels that she will not be treated fairly and will not be able to obtain justice, so, knowing that the whole process is tainted, she will not testify, and she will drop the matter a second time, leaving Republicans to deal with their shame”, at which point all sorts of Democrats will demagogue and wear Handmaid costumes. Which will be interesting for ones like Cory Booker and Chuck Schumer. That’s the way these kinds of things go. Ford cannot prove her accusation, she has no evidence, none of the people at the reported party back her, so, now it’s time to give it up in a way that still smears Kavanaugh.

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Florence Rains May Have Been 50% Greater Due To ‘Climate Change’ Or Something

See this is the way “climate science” from the Cult of Climastrology works

Sketchy climate change conclusions about Florence

It stands to reason, on the face of it, that a warmer climate should contribute to more severe hurricanes. Warmer air is capable of generating larger amounts of precipitation on a daily basis, with those increases significantly more evident during an extreme event like a hurricane. Still, a new study suggesting that Hurricane Florence’s rains were 50 percent greater because of climate change is exceedingly sketchy. Conducted by Stony Brook University, it’s a so-called pre-attribution study, meaning that its conclusions were reached before Florence even made landfall. With a large segment of the U.S. population doubting the settled science of climate change because of certain political allegiances, the last thing we need are studies like this.

At any rate, the study concluded that warmer temperatures were responsible for maintaining Florence’s high intensity, even though it dropped to a Category 1 storm before coming ashore. Yes, several locations in the Carolinas measured record tropical rainfall during Florence, but that was largely because the storm stalled over the area following landfall. And that was chiefly due to strong high pressure to the north that refused to budge for days, leaving nowhere for Florence to go.

What Todd Hill is referring to is this

Hurricane Florence’s Rains May Be 50% Worse Thanks to Climate Change

The catastrophic rains accompanying Hurricane Florence along the U.S. East Coast can be blamed squarely on climate change, new research shows. The rainfall was projected to be more than 50 percent worse than it would have been without global warming, a team of scientists said before the storm made landfall. The hurricane’s size was predicted to be about 50 miles (80 kilometers) wider for the same reason. In parts of North Carolina, as much as 30 inches of rain has already been recorded, setting a state record for the highest rainfall received from any one storm.

In other words, this was a prognostication. The article, which was repeated in some form throughout much of the Credentialed Media, was published on September 13th. Florence did not make landfall till the 14th. No one in North Carolina had received 30 inches of rain by even the end of that Thursday. Wilmington, NC, had about an inch and a half. It wasn’t till Friday that they started to get a lot (over 9 inches that day.) No other station in NC reported that much rain on Thursday.

Just the Cult being the Cult.

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If All You See…

…is a city seeing the sea encroach on it because other people drove fossil fueled vehicles, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Victory Girls Blog, with a post on Marine Le Pen ordered to have a mental evaluation over tweets.

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