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Oct 6, 2018 5 tweets 3 min read
I invite and welcome @sbg1 on my show almost weekly because she’s a smart, I formed, funnily liberal, but her conclusion in this piece —“For his part, Kavanaugh will take a seat on the Supreme Court forever shadowed by allegations that few will believe fully disproved”— is wrong. In a nation of 330 million a few percent will always talk about the allegation as though it met the minimum standard @SenatorCollins described, but there will be no shadow as that will be a distinctly #BlueBubble point of view. @SenatorCollins spoke for the fair minded and the
Oct 5, 2018 11 tweets 4 min read
1. What follows are my show notes from first 2 hours of this AM’s show. 26 callers, all first time callers, all women. We screen out only drunk/crazy people. ALL of them want #JudgeKavanaugh confirmed. Many furious at his treatment:
Meredith in LA✅
Lucy in New York✅ 2. Connie in San Antonio✅
Debbie in Dallas✅
Margaret in Hawaii✅
Irene in Saratoga✅ 85. Thinks DiFi has gone far left
Jenna in Denton TX ✅ homeschooling history teacher 2 girls/1 boy
Kim in Illinois ✅ truck driver 7 kids widow
Cindy in San Antonio✅ paralegal/2 Boys
Oct 4, 2018 7 tweets 3 min read
It will keep falling because Americans are fundamentally decent and fair minded, #JudgeKavanaugh obviously qualified, he and his family tortured because the left demanded it, and the process so transparently deceptive. I hope his daughters and wife can come to forgive the Ds. Of course I am assuming his conformation based on early, whispered assessments that —as expected— Dr. Ford’s account could not be corroborated. But the nomination could still fail and, if so, the GOP’s majorities and perhaps the party will be shattered for years. Because of the
Sep 28, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
Good morning. Today's show is a replay of the high and low points of yesterday's hearing on #JudgeKavabnaugh, from the high points of his opening statement and @LindseyGrahamSC to @SenBlumenthal mangling "falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus," Senator Spatracus w/ a focus on choice facing Senate, and the hope that all 51 @SenateGOP --aware of @JoeManchinWV rule: "There has to be more than just an allegation"-- will vote to confirm #JudgeKavanaugh, defend his honor, his family's reputation, future nominees and the reputation of the Senate. First full Senate
Sep 27, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
The senators involved in this charade and ambush have set for themselves, their children and grandchildren the inevitable trap —“Didn’t you/your father/mother/grandparent vote against #JudgeKavabaugh based on a mere allegation and one much rebutted. And you are asking us for fair play?” Decency, ethics faith will protect many of them but not all people are decent as we have seen in this process. Some scheme to destroy. This is ammunition in the slander wars, a playbook, and it will haunt those who don’t reject it loudly.
Sep 26, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read
Judge Garland is a fine man, as Judge Kavanaugh has testified. @senatemajldr, using majority, declared #NoHearingsNoVotes, pursuant to the “Biden Rule” and the people voted. The smearing and politics of personal destruction never directed at him, or Justices Kagan/Sotomayor. And lest you forget, though I doubt you do, the maneuver of nominee blockade was invented by then Judiciary Chair Leavy in 2001-2002, and of judicial filibuster by Leahy and Minority Leader Reid in 2003-2005, until threat of nuclear option by Leader First brought about “Gang of 14.”
Sep 18, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
“HH: Now it has been suggested that because all members of the Republican side are white men that you ought to appoint a special counsel to conduct the questioning of Professor Ford should she appear, say someone like former Senator Ayotte, who was New Hampshire attorney general. Any consideration to that, Senator Grassley?
CG: I would say that everything should be considered now. And all those things are being taken into consideration. So I don’t, I don’t really, in other words, you’re raising legitimate questions that are still on our minds,
Sep 14, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
Spare us. Spare the victims. Still no admission of culpability, of cover-up, of knowledge of McCarrick. As Cromwell said to the Long Parliament:… “It is high time for me to put an end to your sitting in this place, which you have dishonored by your contempt of all virtue, and defiled by your practice of every vice; ye are a factious crew, and enemies to all good government; ye are a pack of mercenary wretches,
Sep 13, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
I watched entire @Google 2016 elelction wake last night (find it here at @powerlineUS.) It is remarkable. The Titans of Silicon Valley are obviously brilliant, articulate, concerned about their employees and the country but deep in a deep blue bubble. Extraordinary assumptions are voiced about politics + the audience, only a fleeing recognition that there might be @realDonaldTrump voters in the room, in the Valley, in the State, or actually with sophisticated grasps of American politics and history. Indeed the lack of sophistication about politics and
Sep 7, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
“So [@CoryBooker] went entirely too far. But we, it’s just a picture of so much of the dysfunction of this place, right? They, there are people who are just using these hearings as a backdrop for other stuff like trying to launch 2020 presidential campaigns. So the whole scam there was that somebody was committing civil disobedience and going to try to get arrested and hauled out of there by releasing documents that were already public and that they knew to be public. And oh, by the way, what they actually showed was that Kavanaugh,
Sep 5, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
"I do think that Kavanaugh is going to be confirmed, and I do think almost all the Democrats understand that Kavanaugh is going to confirmed and they’re not going to change any votes. So I think most of the theatrics yesterday are driven by people competing to run for president by looking more and more ridiculous and trying to scream the loudest." @BenSasse to me this AM. Audio/transcript:…
Sep 1, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
+Chaput has been adamant that RC not be singled out for extraordinary scrutiny or punishment (and w/ Penn St, MSU, USC in mind, he was right) but he has nothing to fear from DOJ/State AG investigations. No good and crucially “holy” Bishop would:… “Holy” —Webster’s: “exalted or worthy of complete devotion as one perfect in goodness and righteousness” or “exalted or worthy of complete devotion as one perfect in goodness and righteousness exalted or worthy of complete devotion as one perfect in goodness and righteousness” is
Aug 28, 2018 4 tweets 4 min read
It is tough to top 1976 from a purely political journalism standpoint, but ‘08 and ‘16 are closest. @mattklewis and you —@mkhammer and even @MedillSchool finest new grad @guypbenson and others too in the Northern Alliance of Blogs like @powerlineUS @lileks @edmorrissey made it a terrific time 2 b reporting. The fall campaign, enlivened by @SenJohnMcCainand his team’s choice of @SarahPalinUSA as VP nominee —which can be argued to have set off the Tea Parties and eventually brought the populism tang brought nomination to @realDonaldTrump—was catastrophic
Aug 27, 2018 7 tweets 3 min read
Amen x100. Read “Losing My Religion” by my pal Bill Lobdell, longtime @latimes religion writer, about the impact on victims, on people who knew the victims, on culture at large.… Hell exists and those who know that had better come forward quick. From C.S. Lewis: “There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations - these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub and exploit
Aug 27, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
I'll be joined by @roddreher… and @ccpecknold on tomorrow's show. Perhaps others. I don't think secular media quite gets the enormity of what is happening in world's largest denomination. @Pontifex watching, not acting. Could have forced Wuerl out, could have confronted ex-Nuncio's letter. He's hiding and that's what a @Pontifex cannot do when hundreds of millions of Catholics have their eyes on Rome. Ditto every bishop everywhere. My bishop was at least direct in letter included in every bulletin at Masses today:
Aug 20, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
This report on Wuerl makes some key points, but failed to focus on his primary sin: He didn't tell the Special Commission about the awful Pittsburgh events --like the child porn ring, the trafficking of the kids-. Wuerl conspired to cover this up from the body charged w/ making the reforms work, so Wuerl undermined the entire Church's effort to right itself. he help[ed sabotage the entire effort. Why? I can only guess, but it would have ended his career right there, not gotten him D.C. and the Red Hat. Of course every victim matters, and every case.
Aug 11, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
The account/memoir of the Egyptian revolution/counterrevolution by @ddknyt “Into The Hands of the Soldiers” is riveting b/c it is so personal and also very objective.… Not sure there is a parallel account of the Russian Revolution of 1917 that stood test of time but I suspect this will. Already obvious thought: U.S. IC caught completely unawares. Do we not have analysts —not operatives, but analysts— in every major country producing projections of events? I’d love2 read the IC product on, say, Erdogan and Turkey right now. Are we
Aug 1, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read
Best alternative for all: AG Sessions resigns. New Acting AG under Vacancies Act— @ODNIgov Director Coats, @SecAzar, @SecretaryAcosta— takes over supervision of SC Mueller and DAG Rosenstein. No one fired. Hard deadlines set. No subpoenas to @realDonaldTrump. New AG nominated + Acting AG can then serve 420 days under Vacancies Act if Senate stalls. SC Mueller files report with Congress, refers all pending prosecutions to appropriate US Attys, returns to private sector. @realDonaldTrump uses Recess Appointment power for new AG if necessary. The new AG
Jul 26, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
@realDonaldTrump and his team have begun the much-needed rebuild of our military, repaired our alliance with Israel, dragged much of NATO toward their defense spending commitments,… worked the new entente of Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Israel into a cohering force against the malignancy of Iran, and ordered the supply of lethal weapons to Ukraine and, in the words of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis,
Jul 23, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
From @charlie_savage in Feb: “To issue a FISA order authorizing investigators to eavesdrop on an American, a judge must agree that there is reason to believe the target was knowingly engaging in clandestine intelligence activities for a foreign power that violate American (1) criminal laws — or is knowingly aiding or conspiring with someone else who is doing that. “It’s a common-sense test,” said Matthew G. Olsen, who presented FISA applications to the court as the top Justice Department intelligence official during the George W. Bush admin. (2)
Jul 23, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
“People have muted the curators in the world —the experts.” —@SalenaZito, author of The Great Revolt, on why the public isn’t buying the spin that release of Page FISA app somehow undercuts Nunes. It doesn’t. It might in future but no evidence other than Steele Dossier thus far. The collective assertion of the usual suspects that “X means Y” just doesn’t fly in the world of hyper-partisan journalists. I’m a partisan journalist and have always been transparently so when I began in business in 1990. Public has recognized every journalist is a partisan.