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Here Comes The Judge?

By Mahons On September 24th, 2018 at 1:24 pm

A second story about Judge Kavanaugh has now arisen. There is an allegation that he may have dangled his junk in front of a female classmate at a rather rowdy party at Yale back in the day. Again, this story is dated, sudden, weak in both detail and contemporaneous action. The accuser’s tale as known to date appears to have evovled to put it mildly. It has been flatly denied and several classmates have cast doubts on it. The incident, if true, strikes me as boorish behavior as opposed to any crime. But it will complicate matters.

Memories…… and Happy Birthday to the Boss

By Patrick Van Roy On September 23rd, 2018 at 5:14 pm

Today is Bruce Springsteen’s 69th Birthday.

As a rule I don’t play his music often even though I own most of it in one form or another. So much of my teens and twenty’s soundtrack is heavily ladened with his music. Growing up in Philly and spending most of my Summers in Margate and Atlantic City his music was always there. I have seen him play over a dozen times from a nowhere dive bar to sold out shows at the Spectrum.

His music triggers memories good and bad, but tends to send me into the blues with thoughts of lost love and dead friends, it picks scabs off of old wounds in my heart and soul. To me this is much more than a musical post, it’s a walk down memory lane opening doors that I don’t like to open.

The first song is for the fallen.  It triggers memories of Mike a friend of mine killed next to me. Shot in the neck at the age of 17. We were all at a party that exploded into a warzone. Mike was 6’6″ the only reason I believe he was hit was because his head was above everyone else. We got out of the party he sat down in a chair on the porch and died in front of me. It was the first time I ever lost someone while I was there. I still see his face.

The next song triggers memories of my first love, my first heartbreak. A 5′ goddess built like Venus with the spirit of Athena. The pain of that love can still crack my heart and armor. Picking this song is difficult from Thunder Road, Candy’s Room, Rosalita, Tunnel of Love, to fire.  I can see her long thick black hair flowing in the breeze with a smile that could melt steel sitting next to me in a supped up Camaro flying down the backroads of Jersey.

The last song is for me. I could pick a dozen tunes. Songs to fight by, songs to love by, even a few to cry by but the one that comes to mind is the one that greets me when ever I crack open this door. Not a hit of his but a tune that has played so many times in my life.

Happy Birthday Bruce thanks for the music and the memories.  Now shut up and sing.

TRUMP HAS BIG TECH IN HIS SIGHTS

By Pete Moore On September 22nd, 2018 at 7:13 pm

Bloomberg: The White House has drafted an executive order for President Donald Trump’s signature that would instruct federal antitrust and law enforcement agencies to open probes into the practices of Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Facebook Inc., and other social media companies …

The document instructs U.S. antitrust authorities to “thoroughly investigate whether any online platform has acted in violation of the antitrust laws.” It instructs other government agencies to recommend within a month after it’s signed, actions that could potentially “protect competition among online platforms and address online platform bias” …

If signed, the order would represent a significant escalation of Trump’s aversion to Google, Facebook, Twitter and other social media companies, whom he’s publicly accused of silencing conservative voices and news sources online.

This is good news. These dirty rackets need taking down and broken up. That they discriminate against conservative voices is beyond doubt. The Supreme Court has held that social media is so omnipresent that it constitutes part of the public space. Thus, “foreclosing access to social media altogether thus prevents users from engaging in the legitimate exercise of First Amendment rights.”

Big Tech is guilty of repeated attempts to purge this part of the public space of conservative opinion. They must be held to account, eh “equality” wallahs?

GOOD QUESTION

By Pete Moore On September 22nd, 2018 at 1:40 pm

We must always be alive to language in politics. President Trump “imposes protectionist measures”, whereas the EU has “common external tariffs”. They’re the same thing, a tax on imported goods and services.

As dumb as tariffs are, at least President Trump can claim to be acting in the interests of his compatriots. The many thousands of EU tariffs punish consumers mainly for the benefit of foreigners. So we learn that British consumers are punished by an EU tariff on South African oranges to benefit Spanish orange growers. I don’t care where my oranges come from, but I don’t want to pay more for them so some Pedro can live a little easier.

In the end no-one can honestly criticise President Trump for his protectionist measures while simultaneously arguing to remain under the EU protectionist regime.

ATW FRIDAY NIGHT JUKEBOX

By Pete Moore On September 21st, 2018 at 8:03 pm

Because Friday night is Music Night

Some things are best alone. Lenny Kravitz did a passable copy, but he doesn’t have the groove of these hairy white boys.

Have a good weekend whatever you’re up to and, as always, feel free to share your sounds down below –

The Equal Rule of Law……. but not for the Judge

By Patrick Van Roy On September 21st, 2018 at 7:49 pm

Acts 25:16 Context

13And after certain days king Agrippa and Bernice came unto Caesarea to salute Festus. 14And when they had been there many days, Festus declared Paul’s cause unto the king, saying, There is a certain man left in bonds by Felix: 15About whom, when I was at Jerusalem, the chief priests and the elders of the Jews informed me, desiring to have judgment against him. 16To whom I answered, It is not the manner of the Romans to deliver any man to die, before that he which is accused have the accusers face to face, and have licence to answer for himself concerning the crime laid against him. 17Therefore, when they were come hither, without any delay on the morrow I sat on the judgment seat, and commanded the man to be brought forth. 18Against whom when the accusers stood up, they brought none accusation of such things as I supposed: 19But had certain questions against him of their own superstition, and of one Jesus, which was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.

This has now ventured deep into the very heart of the Law.  As shown in the verse above ALL People have the right to face their accuser. To know the accusations against them. Back to the days of the Romans this has been True.

But no longer.

Judge Kavanaugh is not awarded that basic human right. He must defend himself before he has been accused. Before he knows the true and full nature of the charges being brought against him by his accuser.  High officials our stating his Guilt even before one word has been spoken under oath against him. Guilty Until Proven Innocent.

Senator Gillibrand believes Judge Kavanaugh’s Guilty before ever hearing a single word from Ms. Ford and these are her reasons why:

“I don’t think he’s qualified because of his record on women’s issues, specifically. He doesn’t believe that women should have the ability to make decisions about their reproductive freedom. He believes that your boss should decide whether or not you have access to birth control. And if he has this history, then he is unfit for the court, and he doesn’t have the character or integrity.”

Gillibrand concluded by stating of Ford, “I believe her. Her story is credible. If you listen to everything about it, the fact that she told her therapist about it five years ago, a friend most recently, she told a reporter before Kavanaugh was even named to be a nominee. This is a woman who has endured trauma, and — as experts have said, this is what trauma looks like. These — it gets relived much later in time. A lot of — you don’t remember everything, you remember the most poignant moments.”

Christine Blasey Ford and her Attorney are DEMANDING that this is now the Standard of Law. Her and her team state that she will not testify unless Judge Kavanaugh testifies in his defense first.

Not only are you Presumed Guilty and must Prove your innocence, you must do so before you know the nature of the charges.

That is the Standard in a Totalitarian System of Law NOT our Constitutional System.

We must hear the accusers accusations under oath and hear the defendants defence under oath. Impartially judging each on their credibility. That is the basic standard of Law in all civilised nations back to the time of Rome.

However the Democrats NO LONGER believe a man is innocent in regards to sexual misconduct. He is automatically guilty. He must PROVE his innocence.   Why? Because he is an Old White Male and a Republican. A guilty evil predator no matter what his lifelong record shows.

If we have learned anything over the past 10yrs the Democrats support a 2 tier Justice System. One for them and a Lessor one for everyone else. These people are a cancer. If they are allowed to continue this abuse of Basic Human Rights the Republic is doomed.

Border Song

By Mahons On September 21st, 2018 at 5:06 pm

The cluster, um, funk shall we say of Brexit continues. The Prime Minister has demanded the EU respond to her proposal with a counterproposal. What could induce them to do so? She does not want Northern Ireland treated differently. Or so she says publically. Like most British Prime Ministers she probably would prefer it disappeared. The Irish PM has stated he is negotiating to avoid a hard border. We are seeing what all grown ups knew, Brexit is going to be a disaster.

DANES BECOMING MORE BASED

By Pete Moore On September 20th, 2018 at 6:24 pm

The new contract for public service broadcasting between the Danish Ministry of Culture and broadcaster DR emphasises the importance of Christianity, while the word ‘integration’ has been removed […]
The new contract states that DR’s programming must make it clear that “(Danish) society is based on democracy and has its roots in Christianity”.
A sentence from the previous contract, stipulating that DR “must work for the promotion of integration in Danish society” has, meanwhile, been cut from the new agreement, replaced with a different line which says that “DR must work to promote a Denmark based on community, built on values of democracy, equality and free speech”.
This is beautiful news and further evidence that the triumph of globalism, along with cultural and ethnic genocide, is not inevitable.
I’d quibble if pushed about Christianity. Denmark of course has its roots in the Jutish tribes, who were Pagan. But we know what they mean. Today, Christianity must be reasserted and not just in Denmark. The move ought to be followed across Europe. On the quiet, Danes have become slightly more nationalist and self-knowing over the years. Immigrants and their backward ways have become a little less welcome. That the national broadcaster has been prodded into this move is very welcome.

Yes We Have No Bananas

By Mahons On September 19th, 2018 at 10:47 pm

President Trump is sad. He says he does not have an Attorney General. The Attorney General Jeff Sessions is apparently still on the Federal Payroll and serving as Attorney General. Confused?

Sessions was an early Trump Supporter. However he has been on Trump’s shit list since he recused himself from the Russian Investigation. Trump assumed the Attorney General is supposed to be his Fixer, like his former lawyer who recently pled guilty to various felonies.
I dont recall another such relationship in our nation’s history. If Trump truly believes that for honest reasons he should fire Sessions. My guess is Trump doesnt believe it at all.

Worth the Watch

By Patrick Van Roy On September 19th, 2018 at 8:45 pm

Project Veritas

Deep State Unmasked: Leaks at HHS; DOJ Official Resists “From Inside,” DOJ: “These allegations are deeply concerning…referred to Inspector General.”