Stormy Daniels 2015 via Wikipedia

In the first paragraph, this story has already destroyed the fantasies of millions of 14-year-old geeks around the world. “You mean, even if I become so rich that I’ve got my own private tropical island, I don’t get to have sex with any 22-year-old woman I desire?” Disturbing.

Robert Stacy McCain All Girls Named Tonya The Disturbing Case of David Copperfield Sun Aug 3 2009

Yesterday news came that Stormy Daniels suit pursued by Democrat Superlawyer Michael  Avenatti  a small piece via Hotair

 In short, should Plaintiff publicly voice her opinions about Mr. Trump, Mr. Trump is entitled to publicly voice non-actionable opinions about Plaintiff. To allow Plaintiff to proceed with her defamation action would, in effect, permit Plaintiff to make public allegations against the President without giving him the opportunity to respond. Such a holding would violate the First Amendment.

But here’s the part of the decision that will really sting. The judge says Daniels has to pay Trump’s attorney fees:

Having granted the Special Motion and denied Plaintiff leave to amend, the Court finally holds that Defendant is entitled to attorney’s fees. Texas law is unambiguous that “the TCPA requires an award of ‘reasonable attorney’s fees’ to the successful movant.” Sullivan v. Abraham, 488 S.W.3d 294, 299 (Tex. 2016). “A ‘reasonable’ attorney’s fee ‘is one that is not excessive or extreme, but rather moderate or fair.’”

The full court order is at Hogewash (who btw knows a bit about be targeted by frivolous lawsuits).  Avanatti will of course appeal but I want to focus on Ms. Daniels for a moment.

For many years Ms. Daniels made a living in a highly visible trade which, while obsessively “acting” is in effect prostitution that is having sex with other people for money albeit sex with a defined group of people also being paid and on film.  A trade by which women, the primary stars, are often exploited for example a person is generally paid by the scene and has no rights to residual checks if the “performance” is viewed or used again so these women supplement their income by tours as strippers and occasionally permitting rich non-professionals to have their way with them for a large fee, particularly when such women begin to get older and realize that their marketability in their chosen field begins to diminish exponentially.

That being the reality it would be no surprise if Ms. Daniels seeing the chance for a large payday accepted the invitation of a very wealthy individual, say a famous Hotel mogul, who expressed an interest in Ms. Daniels sexually and accepted a large fee for her company for a night under a strict non-disclosure agreement.

(On a side note, while it’s a neutral objective fact that Ms. Daniels is a sexually attractive woman for myself I’d not do this even if I was so inclined and rich enough to afford it.  Imagine having your sexual performance judged by a person who not only has sex for a living, but has that sex with other people who also have sex for a living.  It would be like paying a retired NBA player for a game of one on one, sure he’d say something nice on the court about your skill when it’s over and you might repeat that to a pal but you both know with his pals  he’s laughing about the joke amateur who thought he had game).

Now let’s presume for the sake of this argument that this is what happened between Ms. Daniels and Mr. Trump as a private citizen.

Now picture yourself as Stormy Daniels in 2018 at age 39.  While you’ve moved toward writing and producing your own films while still appearing here and there and you know that age is catching up to you and your marketability is down and the Democrats approach you.  They convince you that you might be able to do much better by skirting or ignoring any NDA.  You get a high profile lawyer and you press a suit against the President and they deliver.  You’re on the news every single day.  You start finding yourself making appearance on shows like the View, 60 Minutes, Jimmy Kimmal Live.  Your strip shows suddenly are drawing huge fees, generating press coverage and even Trump fans are curious to see you and are willing to pay to do so.  The left is so enamored with you that a city in California West Hollywood even holds a “Stormy Daniels” day and present you with the key to the city and article after article continues to give her publicity.

But now the worm has turned.  Daniels lawyer who was the darling of CNN for months is now the left’s fall guy not only for the success of the Kavanaugh nomination but perhaps even for the sudden reversal of Democrat fortunes in the fall elections.    And with her suit thrown out,  barring a win on appeal Daniels will be responsible for President Trump’s legal fees which given the months of litigation are likely to be considerable, perhaps even larger than the original non-disclosure agreement.

Furthermore now that this has gone from a promising scandal to yet another failed attempt to bring down the president,  the left, now that she is of no further use, will discard her.   Sure she might draw a few eyeballs at various strip clubs but her days of being celebrated as a media hero and the financial rewards thereof are gone.  She’s is now used and damaged good to be discarded as all inconvenient and ineffective tools of the left, a tool whose only legacy are the addition of the words:  “Creepy Pron Lawyer’ to the current lexicon.

What a gift to her Husband and Children that legacy is.

Bottom line, based on the evidence (old magazine article, non disclosure agreement etc) it is a reasonable, if unproven, conclusion that back when he was a private citizen Donald Trump had sex with Stormy Daniels, but it took the anti-Trump left to really f*** her over.

Closing thought 1:  In fairness while the Democrats have f***** Stormy Daniels over she is returning the favor with this exchange:

Because if there is one thing the Democrats the face of the opposition to Donald Trump to be it’s a porn star attacking the size of the President’s penis.

Closing thought #2 Compare that photo of Ms. Daniels from 2015 to the pictures you see today. Is it just me or has she aged an awful lot in 3 years. I wonder why?

Antifa is able to control the streets of Portland because the citizens of Portland are unwilling to stop them. They will continue to control the streets of Portland Oregon until the people are.

Now that the prospects of the “Blue Wave” are fading the media is suddenly noting aloud that to take the house the Democrats have to win in a majority of toss up districts that voted for Trump and this was true before the wins on Gorsuch, Kavanaugh and the economy.

The President’s move of the US Embassy to Jerusalem and the subsequent cutting off of funds to the PA have demonstrated that the only power Palestinian Terrorist ever had was the power we willingly gave them.

Donald Trump wisely figured out early that the formula to victory was defeat over the media, without the effective spin of the media normalizing radical leftist positions was exposed the days of effective media opposition is over.

While it’s Cathartic to rant about RINO republicans in blue states until we educate the people and elect solid conservatives at the local level it will be impossible to persuade enough of the general population of the benefits of conservatism to elect a true conservative.

Speaking of teaching the 1st rule that Conservatives in general need to realize and take to heart is the teaching never stops. The moment you stop teaching is the moment you begin to lose. It is no coincidence that the least experienced and most malleable youth are constantly the target of the left’s efforts.

The smartest move by the enemies of the US over the last half century has been making large investments in the US education system, 500 $100,000 gifts to US colleges to promote anti-american/western ideologies is far more effective than a $50 million dollar weapons system. People are much easier to buy.

It seems to me that the radicals in the Catholic Church have already lost but haven’t figured it out yet, Francis’ popularity has cratered and it is that popularity that enabled the radical’s agenda. I think you’ll see the collapse of their agenda within a decade, which for the church is blinding speed.

As I write this (11:08 AM Oct 9th) news of Nikki Haley’s resignation as UN Ambassador ( a job that she excelled in) has just broken. I predict that the MSM will spin it as a response to Trump’s remarks about Kavanaugh despite the fact it’s very common for various appointees to leave after a few years, particularly ones with national political ambitions.

Finally the 1st episode of the New “woke” Doctor Who premiered this weekend and for the 1st time ever I didn’t care or watch but my oldest and youngest did. The youngest started fast forwarding after 10 min then gave up declaring that what ever the show might have claimed it wasn’t Doctor Who. The oldest declared it a mediocre episode which given it was a regeneration episode makes it the worst of it’s kind since the Twin Dilemma, widely proclaimed as the worst episode of the series of all time And remember this is the episode they led with. Now the ratings were pretty high as I expected and the woke media fell all over themselves as I also expected, but lets see where the ratings are in 3 weeks or 5 weeks etc.

by baldilocks

Chicks on the Right blog documents one of the most pathetic public displays within memory.

As new Justice Brett Kavanaugh was being sworn into the Supreme Court, there were protesters outside, pounding on the Supreme Court doors. MSM media covered that they were pounding on the doors. But they didn’t actually cover how crazy it truly was.

In a quick private ceremony with no media invited, Kavanaugh was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts and retired Justice Anthony Kennedy who he is replacing, as his wife, Ashley held the bible and his children were by their side. Roberts administered the Constitutional Oath and Kennedy administered the Judicial Oath. (…)

[Anti-Kavanaugh Protesters] broke through a police line, storming the doors, cult-chanting, “our courts.”

But then they lose it completely. Here they are, hysterically screaming to “shut it down,” pounding, kicking and actually clawing at the 13-ton Supreme Court solid bronze doors, trying to get in.

There are several videos at the link and they are extremely entertaining, if you don’t think about what preceded it or what this type of mass temper tantrum portends.

Our representation in congress tried — and succeeded — in smearing a man to deny him a seat on the High Court. He was still sworn in but, as we’ve seen many, many times in the past, all it takes for a lie to be believed by a significant portion of the population is continuous repetition. Leftists figured this out a long time ago.

Add to several players (accuser, female lawyer, and others I don’t feel like looking up) to a planned smear campaign and what do you get? The death of a man’s reputation.

Justice Clarence Thomas called it a high-tech lynching all those years ago when the same tactic was used on him and that is exactly what it is — the stringing up of a man’s name. We’ve see how long the effects of the one against him have lasted.

Such efforts are nearly Emmett Till-ian in their destructiveness.

Speaking of Emmett Till, several others have pointed out that 14-year-old Till was murdered because a woman lied about him.

When this type of lie is believed, mobs form. Mobs are, by nature, demonic, and, therefore, composed of nutbags. They are Legion.

Those harridans clawing at the High Court doors are the spiritual children of those who murdered Till and those who freed his murderers.

No wonder they are crazy.

Will they outdo themselves if (when) the midterm election is successful for the Republican Party?

I look forward to finding out — from a distance. Those creatures are dangerous.

RELATED: The Kavanaugh Witches vs the Kavanaugh Prayers and the Inconsolable Rage of the Left

Juliette Akinyi Ochieng has been blogging since 2003 as baldilocks. Her older blog is here.  She published her first novel, Tale of the Tigers: Love is Not a Game in 2012.

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By John Ruberry

Sometimes I watch television programs so you don’t have to. Such was the case this morning as I endured ABC’s This Week, which was slightly more tolerable than usual because the regular host, George Stephanopolous was off and Jonathan Karl was in charge.

Of course the show was dominated by the circus surrounding the drawn-out confirmation process of Brett Kavanaugh, who was sworn in last night as the newest US Supreme Court Associate Justice.

“I talked to a woman from UltraViolent who was paid,” Vice News’ Washington bureau chief Shawna Thomas told Karl on the program “she helped steer people in the right ways to be able to confront senators.”

Karl interjected, “So there were paid,” but then Thomas jumped back in, “There were people that were paid by organizations like UltraViolet to try to harness that energy in a way that would make the viral moments that we ended up seeing.”

UltraViolet, which I haven’t heard of until this morning, is left-wing female advocacy group.

Well one of those “viral moments” was the screaming attack on Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ)  in a Capitol elevator. This is not, to paraphrase a favored chant by leftist protesters, how democracy is supposed to look like.

Another moment was the regular stream of shrieking interruptions during the Senate Justice Committee hearings for Kavanaugh.

Another viral moment were the mobs that swarmed the Capitol building over the last few days.

“The very rude elevator screamers are paid professionals only looking to make Senators look bad,” President Donald Trump remarked on Twitter on Friday. “Don’t fall for it! Also, look at all of the professionally made identical signs. Paid for by Soros and others. These are not signs made in the basement from love!”

Now notice that Thomas didn’t say that the protesters were paid, as Trump claims. Perhaps they were, but let’s look back at her comment about the woman from UltraViolet who “helped steer people in the right ways to be able to confront senators.” Hmmm. That makes these protests much less spontaneous. Think astroturf, not grass roots.

Yesterday there was a Cancel Kavanuagh march in Washington that of course achieved nothing other than letting a bunch of leftists to blow off steam, assuming they had any steam left. Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Women’s March National, and CPD Action, an advocacy group connected to the Center for Popular Democracy, were behind that anger fest. The people running these organizations, and their lieutenants, are almost certainly paid.

Shame! Shame! Shame! was active in the effort to prevent Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Now that is rich. MoveOn was formed, to well, “move on” from the investigation of Bill Clinton’s affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. When is the left going to have its defiant #MeToo moment with the Clintons? They’ve certainly had that moment with Kavanaugh in regards to the allegations made by Christine Blasey Ford. Oh wait, I forgot, Kavanaugh is a Republican justice nominated by a Republican president. Silly me.

The anti-Kavanaugh protests are just the latest street theater performance of a play that goes back to the 1960s, as are the arrests. And once again I have to ask, what happens to those shrill screechers–and I’m just citing one series of instances–who were arrested for disrupting the Kavanaugh hearings at the US Capitol. Will they be prosecuted? Or will a sympathetic prosecutor quietly drop the charges against them so they can scream another day? Are we still a nation of laws?

And while the rank-and-file protesters may not have been directly paid, I have some more questions. Who designs and purchases the matching T-shirts many of them wear? Who pays for the travel expenses for the rabble rousers? Who writes the checks for those professionally printed signs and posters?

There is money, to be sure, perhaps big money, behind these confrontations and rallies.

UPDATE 9:15 EDT: I have video of Thomas’ admission:

John Ruberry regularly blogs at Marathon Pundit.

The primary vote on the Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court has just taken place.

West Virginia Democrat Senator Joe Manchen in the fight for his life to keep his seat voted “yes”.  “Independent” senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska voted “no”.

But the real story is out of Tennessee where former Democrat Senator Phil Bredesen put out a public statement saying that if he was in the Senate he would have voted “yes”.

“I believe a senator’s responsibility to ‘advise and consent’ is not a licence to indulge in partisanship but should focus on the qualifications of the nominee,  their ethics and their temperament…I was prepared to say ‘yes’ prior to Dr. Ford’s coming forward.  While subsequent events make it a much closer call, and I’m missing key information that a sitting senator has I’m still a ‘yes'”

Tennessee is a key state for Democrats, if they want any chance of taking the Senate they need a win there.  Bredesen was a popular governor and polls showed him ahead before the Kavanaugh stuff began.

Now anyone who actually believes that Bredesen means what he says here hasn’t been paying attention but the fact that in a key race a popular Democrat governor felt the need to publicly come out for Kavanaugh tell you that despite the media amplification of the paid protest show, this has energized the GOP base and as served as a notice to swing voters that it’s not safe to assume if you vote with the snake it won’t bite you.

The best part of all of it?  The Democrats have done all of this to themselves.

So now will come the final vote and as long as nobody changes their mind in a day it’s all over but the shouting, by Monday Kavanaugh will be sworn in and the Democrats will hope this all goes away…

…until the next time.

Two closing thoughts:

Senator Daniels a Yes vote on Kavanaugh, will be in Montana tomorrow to walk his daughter down the Aisle vote or no vote. Some on our side don’t like the idea of giving dems an extra day to attack and I certainly don’t trust the Dems to keep their word on an informal pairing but I say let’s not be like the Dems. We can wait an extra day, let her daughter have her father for her wedding.

Keep in mind that Kavanaugh is replacing a mostly conservative judge. If Ginsberg dies or retires before Trumps terms is up do not be surprised if Democrat and the media claim that said judge, regardless of who it is was the recipient of Hitler’s brain transplanted in a secret operation after it was preserved by an alt-right cult waiting for this moment and thus must be voted down.

That’s supposed to be a joke but these days nothign day do would surprise me.



“First we must cross the river,” Benito was saying. “Do you believe me now when I tell you that you must not attempt to swim it, or even get wet from it, or must you try that too?”

“What happens if I just dive in?”

“Then you will be as you were in the bottle. Aware and unable to move. but it will be very cold, and very uncomfortable, and you will be there for all eternity knowing that you put yourself there.”

Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle Inferno 1976

Today the first Cloture vote of Brett Kavanaugh takes place. Ironically PBS has a poll out just in time to remind red state Democrats what’s at stake for them.

Mind you this isn’t Fox or Breitbart or even Rasmussen saying this, it’s NPR who is as likely to weigh a poll in the GOP’s favor as Bill Clinton is to keep his pants up.

If this poll is correct and if President Trump keeps up the pressure, which he’s already demonstrated he will, Democrats have the potential to find themselves in the same situation as the Chicago Cubs were this week, watching the other team celebrate twice in two days on their field. Once when Kavanaugh is confirmed, and once in the fall when they suddenly discover that the GOP turnout in those House 19 district that Trump won that are currently considered “toss ups” beats expectations by a ton.

When this happens without a doubt a good economy and President Trump’s efforts will have played their part but the lions share of the blame can go to you dear leftists who energized the GOP base in a way not seen since the passage of Obamacare.

But your responsibility goes back farther back than that:

If you dear leftists had not insisted on the use of the Filibuster in your attempt to stop Justice Gorsuch you might have been able to deploy it today with a chance, not a great chance, but a chance to succeed.

But your responsibility goes back even farther back then that

If you dear leftists, had not gone absolutely insane concerning President Trump’s election, and if your media arm had not taken their credibility and tossed in out of the window in a vain attempt to harm him the MSM which you rely on to spin the undecided and the uninformed would likely have succeeded in their smear of Judge Kavanaugh rather than having people ignore them.

But your responsibility goes back yet even farther than this:

If you had not for political and financial and cultural reasons publicly ignored or dismissed for decades the antics of the Harvey Weinsteins, the Keven Spaceys and the Matt Lauers of the left. Antics that unlikely Judge Kavanaugh there were multiple witness too and whose actions while unknown to the general public were common knowledge among you, you might, just might have had people believing that your moral outrage of judge Kavanaugh was something other than false.

But even still dear leftists your responsibility goes back yet even father than this:

If you had not destroyed the judicial filibuster for lower court judges then a President Trump or any GOP president would have had to nominate a compromise candidate, who would have been acceptable to 60 senators, one likely not nearly as conservative as Kavanaugh. A judge that you would not feel the need to slander and destroy.

Now I could go do this all day and go all the way back to Newsweek’s’ sitting on the blue dress leading to the rise of Matt Drudge but the point is this.

When Justice Kavanaugh is sworn in, and when on November 7th Donald Trump has an even larger senate majority making the votes of a Collins or a Murkowski irrelevant remember dear fanatical leftist it will happen in the knowledge that the person most to blame for this is the one looking back in the mirror at you.

May you be happy in the world you created.

Update:  Also remember you even managed to turn Bret Stevens into something sounding like a conservative again:

I’m grateful because Trump has not backed down in the face of the slipperiness, hypocrisy and dangerous standard-setting deployed by opponents of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. I’m grateful because ferocious and even crass obstinacy has its uses in life, and never more so than in the face of sly moral bullying. I’m grateful because he’s a big fat hammer fending off a razor-sharp dagger.

A few moments have crystallized my view over the past few days.

Ulrich’s discovery of guts is cause for organization wide concern

Daredevil Comics Born Again 1986

One of the most interesting things about the collapse of the left’s case against Brett Kavanaugh is how the media left’s message has gone from

Brett Kavanaugh was a serial rapist/molester in high school/college!


Brett Kavanaugh was a serial drunk in high school/college!


Brett Kavanaugh threw ice at somebody once at College!

Now one might think that the rapidity of this transition in under a week is a shocking and surprising thing but it’s not if you consider the single most important fact of this entire exercise.

This was never supposed to get this far!

With the very first accusation the GOP and the Donald Trump White House was supposed to be in dead panic and Brett Kavanaugh was supposed to have requested to have his name withdrawn and spend his live quietly in the DC circuit with a cloud over his head.

He did not.  When asked if he would withdraw the nomination after the accusation the president answered it was a “ridiculous question

When the 2nd and the 3rd accusation came out people expected Judge Kavanaugh to request the nomination be withdrawn.

He did not, instead he went on Fox to defend himself.

When Christine Ford testified (which still surprises me today) and the media unanimously lionized said testimony the left expected Judge Kavanaugh to respond as a Michael Dukakis and meekly defend himself.

He did not, instead he called out the senators for who they were and the left for who they are.

Finally you had the left clamoring for a FBI investigation that they fully expected to not take place

Instead Jeff “Please hire me MSM as your go to anti-trump anti-gop guy” Flake suddenly went along and so now there is a full week of the various claims of these people coming now being put under a spotlight, a spotlight that they never expected to face and a spotlight that none of them can withstand.

Why?  Because none of these charges were meant to be examined, Kavanaugh was supposed to be gone, the blue wave was supposed to come in November and all of this was to remain an object lesson for any judge who might dare consent to be considered by Trump for the Supreme Court.

That why the media is reduced to this on CNN:

CNN’s Camerota: Ford’s Tale ‘Makes More Sense’ Given Alleged Kavanaugh Ice Throw

and even this

MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell fretted that the seventh FBI background check into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was too restricted. Her hyperventilating over the issue got to a point where she suggested that the Bureau should actually investigate Kavanaugh for being “rude” to Democrats.

Indeed this is going so bad for the left we’ve actually reached the point where we have Senator Dianne Feinstein saying this

And we’re seeing stuff like this:

and now this:

In a sworn statement provided to the Senate Judiciary Committee, a man who claims to be an ex-boyfriend of Christine Blasey Ford says that he personally witnessed Ford coach a friend on how to take a polygraph exam. If true, it would mean Ford provided false testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee last week when she claimed she had never had any discussions with anyone about how to take a polygraph.

The troubling allegations about Ford’s polygraph history and potentially false testimony were revealed Tuesday in a letter from Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), who chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, to attorneys for Ford. Ford and her attorneys have thus far refused to provide all polygraph-related documents and media to the Senate for review.

This is why we’ve gone from a media meme of Kavanaugh the rapist to Kavanaugh the ice thrower.  Now the the GOP is fighting back, even against loud protesters, it’s not only the best they have and likely the best their going to get.

I can’t wait till November.

Update: Added Daredevil quote because the GOP’s sudden surge of guts is cause for Democrat concern and reminds us all that without the guts of Trump and Kavanaugh none of this happens.

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Christine Ford supposedly believed she was sending a letter in confident yet her entire Social Media Presence disappeared weeks before her name became public almost as if she and/or the people “handling” her wanted to make sure that you didn’t see her for who she actually is.

Update:  Consider the contrast to Brett Kavanaugh who has been an open book for decades in fact it once again reminds me of another man falsely accused a fellow Judge Kavanaugh is well acquainted with :

The high priest questioned Jesus about his disciples and about his doctrine

Jesus answered him, “I have spoken publicly to the world. I have always taught in a synagogue or in the temple area 10 where all the Jews gather, and in secret I have said nothing.

Why ask me? Ask those who heard me what I said to them. They know what I said.”

John 18:19-21

If you want to understand what the left is Doing to Brett Kavanaugh: King Solomon prophetically saw it coming:

Let us beset the just one, because he is obnoxious to us; he sets himself against our doings, Reproaches us for transgressions of the law and charges us with violations of our training.

He professes to have knowledge of God and styles himself a child of the LORD. To us he is the censure of our thoughts; merely to see him is a hardship for us, Because his life is not like other men’s, and different are his ways. He judges us debased; he holds aloof from our paths as from things impure. He calls blest the destiny of the just and boasts that God is his Father.

Let us see whether his words be true; let us find out what will happen to him. For if the just one be the son of God, he will defend him and deliver him from the hand of his foes. With revilement and torture let us put him to the test that we may have proof of his gentleness and try his patience. Let us condemn him to a shameful death; for according to his own words, God will take care of him.”

Wisdom 2:12-20

When Brett Kavanaugh went to mass on Sept 23rd this was the first reading. Boy did King Solomon know the Democrats or what?

Talked to a friend who is now a US citizen who used to live under a murderous tyrant.  He loved the idea of Kavanaugh fighting back.  I’m wondering if the left reminded him of the days when a Tyrant spoke and you were destroyed.

There is one aspect of the Kavanaugh FBI business that nobody is talking about. Since the FBI doesn’t come to conclusions in theory any allegation no matter how lacking in evidence or sanity might be leveled against the judge and the bureau might dutifully include it in their report. Now if we had the FBI of Efrem Zimbalist Jr. such a thing would be unthinkable, but with the FBI of James Comey, it’s completely believable.

Ironically if the FBI acts like a law enforcement agency rather than the leader of the NeverTrump resistance they are likely to guarantee Kavanaugh at least 53 votes and maybe even 55. It’s also going to make both folks like Geoff Diehl who said this was all BS and Charlie Baker who called for an investigation both look good. The inability of the left to grasp what the Kavanaugh stuff is going to do to them in swing districts that Trump won never ceases to amaze me.

On The Other Podcast staring Robert Stacy McCain and William Hoge I predicted the GOP will keep the house because of Kavanaugh.  Nobody else seems to think so, but you watch.  There are at least 10 Trump seats that dems need to win.  After Kavanaugh the GOP will crawl over glass to vote against these asses, bank on it!

One thing about Charlie Baker, while he is a bit of a squish republican he hasn’t been shy about backing state level GOP members who aren’t squishes.  A local paper actually hit him for it.

Saturday I did a mini-tip jar drive on Twitter than included tweeting out my interviews, Q & A’s etc that I covered this year. it took nearly 4 hours and included 190 different videos and I didn’t include all the videos from some events.

Sometimes I forget just how much work I do each year

If you went to Las Vegas and bet $199 that after three games the Cleveland Browns would have a better record than the New England Patriots, you’d be so rich that every pol in the nation would be begging you for money.  However if you bet that this would continue in week four you would have lost.

Four teams in Baseball are playing a 163rd game to determine division winners in the NL today.  The Brewers play the Chicago Cubs and the Rockies Play the Dodgers.   The Losers in those games play each other in the one game wild card and the loser is bounced.  Can you imagine finishing the season tied for 1st and then being bounced after two straight losses?  It’s going to be a horrible week for someone.


I’ve been away from politics for several months while recovering from appendicitis, peritonitis and ileus, a horrible experience. I have grown bored of Latin America’s permanent, ongoing dumpster fires (Mexico, Venezuela, etc.) and loathe the current political atmosphere here in the USA. While I was recovering I simply could not be bothered to pay attention, much less write.

Recently, however, I started paying attention to the Kavanaugh hearings, which had promptly become a clown show. During my recovery I had been reading the Ancient Greeks. The Greeks believed

that a wandering and discontented Uterus was blamed for that dreaded female ailment of excessive emotion, hysteria

The Greeks would have looked at the screaming demonstrators as proof of that theory, vagina suits or not.

Little did I know that Diane Feinstein would pull out, at the last minute, allegations of sexual assault against Judge Kavanaugh, and that not only would there be excessive emotion, there would also be talk of fake penises.

And now I am ashamed of the entire political spectacle.

Mind you, I lived in New Jersey for nearly forty years. New Jersey, home of Senator Bob Menendez and the eye doctor, of Cory Booker and T-bone. New Jersey, birthplace of the Torricelli Maneuver. After forty years of such, it takes a special kind of aroma for any long-term NJ resident to feel shame when looking at a political process.

And the process is not the only punishment.

I am ashamed that the accusations are doing a disservice to real #MeToo victims. First there is Ford, who could not recall the year or the location even under cross-examination while all the people she mentioned as witnesses swear under penalty of felony they were never at the scene. In the case of Ramirez, we learn that

Richard Oh, an emergency-room doctor in California, recalled overhearing, soon after the party, a female student tearfully recounting to another student an incident at a party involving a gag with a fake penis,

Yet (emphasis added)

The New York Times had interviewed several dozen people over the past week in an attempt to corroborate Ms. Ramirez’s story, and could find no one with firsthand knowledge. Ms. Ramirez herself contacted former Yale classmates asking if they recalled the episode and told some of them that she could not be certain Mr. Kavanaugh was the one who exposed himself.

Not to be outdone, Creepy Porn Lawyer

Avenatti said he is “aware of significant evidence of multiple house parties in the Washington, D.C. area during the early 1980s, during which Brett Kavanaugh, Mark Judge and others would participate in the targeting of women with alcohol/drugs to allow a ‘train’ of men to subsequently gang rape them.”

The same people asking for an FBI investigation of the first two allegations readily believe that SIX – not one, not four, but six – FBI security clearances of Judge Kavanaugh over three decades did not come across any information at all involving Avenatti’s invented rape gang.

Then there’s the shameful spectacle of Senator Hirono telling men to shut up, as if it were up to her.

I am ashamed to hear the Senator imply that the presumption of innocence, that quaint idea of an accused being innocent until proven guilty on which our judicial system is based, flies out the window when it comes to not only one man, but to all men. Hirono is not alone; Senators Coons and Schumer sustain that there’s no presumption of innocence for Judge Kavanaugh. These so-called honorable members of the Senate would have felt right at home in the Venetian Doge’s palace with its mailbox for

Secret denunciations against anyone who will conceal favors and services or will collude to hide the true revenue from them

In yesterday’s hearing

The Democrats had nothing on him; their harping on his high school yearbook was pathetic, and Amy Klobuchar’s attempt to insinuate that Kavanaugh has a drinking problem was reprehensible.

I am ashamed that in yesterday’s hearing

A real rape had taken place but it wasn’t the one everyone was talking about. It was simultaneously a rape of Judge Kavanaugh, his family, and the American people themselves. The collateral damage was Dr. Ford, her friends, and her family. And the perpetrator was the Democratic Party, principally their Judiciary Committee members, their ranking member, and the minority leader.

The Democrats know that Denunciation is the deadliest activism

Denunciation is what happens when an accusation is saved or fabricated and timed in order to damage an individual and/or process and achieve a personal or political goal regardless of the truth or validity of the facts. Denunciations have been associated with the most infamous and cruel movements and regimes in human history.
. . . But the timing, negotiation tactics and invincible callousness of the Democrat Senators have not just attempted to destroy a fine man and his family. It has also projected two women, who, by their own admissions, are confused and unsure of what they are alleging, into a moral and legal crucible they did not understand at the outset.

I am ashamed that Judge Kavanaugh cannot go to church on Sundays because protesters block the entry. I am ashamed that his daughters need bodyguards to go to school, that his wife receives death threats, that his mother and father have to endure idiot comedians calling for their son’s castration.

I am ashamed that, as Judge Kavanaugh himself said yesterday, “This conformation process has become a national disgrace.”

I am ashamed to know that the left is not going to give up on Kavanaugh. Not now, not ever.

I am ashamed that this circus revolves around the fear that Justice Kavanaugh would overturn Roe v. Wade.

There have been sixty million abortions since Roe v. Wade.

People who celebrate the killing of sixty million lives will stop at nothing.

And that is the greatest shame of all.

Fausta Rodríguez Wertz writes on U.S. and Latin America at Fausta’s Blog.