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October 21, 2018

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Ralph L

The Crushed by Cory statement is terribly written. Reads like a con confusing cops with verbiage.

henry

JiB. Thanks. I hate that.

henry

Other news: WSJ reports the “Hondurans” are now in Mexico and headed north from Ciudad Hidalgo.

Bernardo de la paZ

Thats how far back these wars go, its almost as long running as that violencia in Columbia. Saleh the late dictator was a lieutenant in the first engagement.

Clarice Feldman

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/310973/
Greenwald points out Obama's non-reaction to Saudi misbehavior

JimNorCal

"Trump’s most significant legislative accomplishment has been the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act"

I hope Repubs give renewed attention to illegal immigration (the Wall), reduce gov't control of health care and some of the side issues: don't fund pro-Dem media with taxpayer money, don't fund Planned Parenthood, reduce size and scope of gov't including deletion of some agencies and so on.

It's really Congress holding things back. We don't need to turn the world upside down, just give some new ideas a chance while eliminating the old ideas that provably did not work.

sbwaters

"What is the worldview of this author/filmmaker? What is their motivation in writing this? What do they want me to think?"

Ask students to ask that of reporters, too.

sbwaters

As far as leftist (and squish) moralizing about Saudi Arabia, ask Dems why their saint FDR supported Stalin.

jimmyk

Didn't Obama not just "pay homage" to the Saudi king, but bow down to him?

Clarice Feldman

Indeed, he did. His head almost touched the king's feet, jimmyk.

Miss Marple

daddy,

A friend of mine who lurks here but doesn't post wants me to thank you.

She and her husband are on vacation in Hawaii and there is a service workers strike, so a lot to places are closed. They were looking for a place to eat and saw Lulu's. She remembered you mentioning it here s feral times. They decided since you chose good restaurants in Indy they would try it.

Good food plus they got to watch Purdue beat Ohio State!

Jim Eagle

Did the same to the Emperor of Japan, IIRC.

He is basically a numbskull without a teleprompter and even then, he can give as Corpse(men) in 57 States.

Miss Marple

That should be "several times," not feral times.

henry

Not much difference in LA or other blue hells Miss M.

Clarice Feldman

https://freebeacon.com/blog/npr-how-do-we-talk-to-the-dangerous-idiots-who-disagree-with-us/
A conversation among our betters.

jimmyk

NPR: How Do We Talk to the Dangerous Idiots Who Disagree With Us?

Thanksgiving must be coming.

Bernardi Dr la paz

They've been watching too much NCIS in Turkey, Abby the coroner tech is a goth music fan.

Bernardi Dr la paz

Khashoggi reminds of a character in one of those soapy stuart woods mysteries he was a perfectly groomed Egyptian Algerian banker turned journalist who was a company asset, oh and he was also a terrorist cell leader. The vetters didn't realize his father had been an associate of bin laden who died in detention.

rich

makes sense, since most of it sounds like fan fiction.

Miss Marple

I still say that the climate change thing is a way to get government money, support a bunch of lefties in various climate organizations, and manipulate the public into doing their bidding.

If I remember correctly, back in the mid 70's to early 80's the climate change fear was a new ice age. Those were the years when we had the big blizzards and Reagan's inauguration had to be held indoors due to the cold.

Then the line somehow changed to global warming. I figure part of it was the realization that cold weather (or the fear of it) only increased demand for fossil fuels. THAT wasn't going to fund the liberal grifters, so they did a 180 and went for the warming line. We had a couple of hot summers and then we started hearing about how we were all going to fry like bacon in a skillet.

Well, I am still in the belief that it's all hokum and besides, I hate wind farms which remind me of old science fiction movies, kill birds, and make a noise which drives some people bonkers.

Bernardi Dr la paz

Also a villain in the cliff hanging first season of NCIS. He was the half brother of a mossad officer, a Edinburgh university graduate, natch also a double agent.

rse

MM-it's more than that. Climate change and the contention it is man-made gets used to force political control over ALL human systems, including people.

I am not alleging that. I have the admissions on point, but interestingly one of the seminal papers being pushed last week had a lily steyer as the co-author. It turns out to be tom's niece and jim's daughter (common sense media the creator of the K-12 media literacy standards).

She graduated from stanford in 2015 with a human biology degree, which would put her in paul ehrlich's orbit. He created that program and then went to work at turnaround for children. She has left there and now works as a Democratic Party organizer in iowa.

See how it all fits together?

Clarice Feldman

This may have been already posted somewhere here, but it's good enough to bear repeating IMO:https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2018/10/press-ignores-muellers-russian.html?fbclid=IwAR3XEkEj8O_HYm0rogLaukHnZ39fPcr25AOdUlJq63_icqOy2CS9w8oA0Bk

Clarice Feldman

This may have been already posted somewhere here, but it's good enough to bear repeating IMO:https://donsurber.blogspot.com/2018/10/press-ignores-muellers-russian.html?fbclid=IwAR3XEkEj8O_HYm0rogLaukHnZ39fPcr25AOdUlJq63_icqOy2CS9w8oA0Bk

Eye Doctor .

Clarice

Are you saying Mueller is a corrupt POS?

Miss Marple

rse,

Yes I do. My problem is that there are too many names and organizations for my brain to retain.

It is a real problem and one can see why the panic over Trump. He discounts their fake science, pays no attention to the political correctness, and forges ahead.

Boy am I hoping for a decided win in the midterms!

Clarice Feldman

Khashoggi may have been the darling of Western media commentators on the Middle East – they loved him because he leaked them insider titbits that made them look like they knew what they were talking about. But apart from his fellow Muslim Brotherhood travellers, Khashoggi was never popular inside Saudi Arabia. Ordinary Saudis who take an interest in such matters saw him – and quite justifiably – as a turncoat who betrayed his royal paymasters after becoming fabulously wealthy by promoting their agenda for the best part of three decadeshttps://spectator.us/2018/10/jamal-khashoggi-three-years/?fbclid=IwAR345qsSdwaIsEGoF6DsbZsR7T2AoFbSee_p5l-AOSLR3jaedoDkyN5_iwM

Bernardo de la paZ

Here's an interesting detail the hotel where this 'tiger team' was staying in was movenpick, whose the largest investor in that company prince talal

rse

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10888691.2017.1398650 is one of the papers.

It also dovetails with the language about 'relationships' from clarice's npr link on climate change so that prof has clearly to spout Bioecological Systems Theory even if they are unaware it is called that. That paper even calls for the "need exists to operationalize 'relationship' in a manner that accounts for the power of relationships to shape development in constructive ways."

Clarice Feldman

Khashoggi may have been the darling of Western media commentators on the Middle East – they loved him because he leaked them insider titbits that made them look like they knew what they were talking about. But apart from his fellow Muslim Brotherhood travellers, Khashoggi was never popular inside Saudi Arabia. Ordinary Saudis who take an interest in such matters saw him – and quite justifiably – as a turncoat who betrayed his royal paymasters after becoming fabulously wealthy by promoting their agenda for the best part of three decadeshttps://spectator.us/2018/10/jamal-khashoggi-three-years/?fbclid=IwAR345qsSdwaIsEGoF6DsbZsR7T2AoFbSee_p5l-AOSLR3jaedoDkyN5_iwM

Bernardo de la paZ

I think Bradley assumes too much from the Turks, you read any profile of the last 20 years in the Kingdon and khashoggi pops right up, like zelig.

Tom Bowler

Clarice, regarding your 3:18 post, didn't Mueller charge one of those Russian defendants with defrauding the USA? I would think Rosenstein and Mueller both could be in similar jeopardy themselves. The SC investigation is itself fraudulent, and Mueller has been burning through the money like crazy.

jimmyk

I googled that judge in the Surber piece, Dabney Friedrich. She's a Trump appointee, and she once dated Kavanaugh (and vouched for his character during the whole confirmation circus)! Imagine the fun if she throws out the case.

lyle

JiB at 12:37: if only, indeed.

matt - deplore me if you must

The first question to ask is cui bono?

MBS has pissed off a huge segment of the Saudi elite. Locking up grifters and giving women the right to drive would have a whole bunch of sheikhs ready to start swinging scimitars.

The internal politics of the Saud family are wild and wooly and who knows who is stabbing who in the back.

I am really doubting the Hollywood scenario the Turks are pushing. If anyone saw any of Guy Ritchie's films people who dismember other people usually do it so that the evidence is minimal. Even the bones are fed to the pigs. Admittedly it is tough to find a pig in Turkey.

So who benefits? The grifters, the Turks, the oil speculators, the Russians et al. A lot of our enemies in other words.

Kashoggi was a prominent critic of the Sauds and a favorite of our Left, so he is a newly minted martyr right up there with Blowsie Ford. very convenient when the new alliance with Israel is forming.

The Left has proven that they will do anything to advance their agenda. Kashoggi's martyrdom against the nasty Saudis fits their narrative beautifully. And so I am waiting for real evidence instead of the Turkish version of CSI.

I wonder what Mossad knows. They are better plugged in than anyone over there.

Pinandpuller

Extraneus

Tucker had on Dean Cain discussing iron grey Rosie O. Wew lad, she's looking rough. She's going on CNN now calling for martial law until the Russian investigation is done.

Bernardi Dr la paz

This was from the last thread:

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/10/killing-khashoggi-fist-fight-edition.php

Jim Eagle

From my time in the sand box, and one where I didn't even attempt to understand their internal politics, I was relatively aware of the hierarchy.

We were building a few refineries, an industrial city, and airports. So, I got to meet some Princes' but had no idea if they were 2nd in line of 562nd in line. I didn't care. I did know that it was an oppressive society if you decided to sin against the tenets of wahabi Islam.

We were culturally, ethinically, and religiously isolated inside compounds. We made our own alcohol but never invited SA friends and let them know. That brings in the mutaween (religious police) the most feared enforcers among both the believers and us drunken American/Brits/The Whole non-Islamic World.

All that said, they are tribal, in the steroid sense of tribal. If MBS is the real deal and holds the power, reformer or fake (they do that a lot), then there is no way in hell, the stuffing out of Khashoggi could never have ocurred. No way. Unless it was Duke Ferdinand prelude to a coup by the lower princes with the professional military and G2 help. No Way.

This was a Sand Box payback play, they thought no one would pay attention to, and they were right but they didn't consider the Resistance, the Left, and the hope to finally pin Trump on something that would stick. LOL.

Bernardi Dr la paz

Yes Matt the bin mahfouzs the alamoudis the bin laden's, remember Harvey dent in dark knight, everybodys wallet getting light.

Bernardi Dr la paz

The lead guy who looks like Peter dinklage, was the military attache in the London embassy, which probably means general intelligence mission chief he had worked with khashoggi before.

Jim Eagle

narc,

That is fiction.

Kevlar Kid

Weren't the climate change crowd the same people that were haranguing about "peak oil?"

Now there's some heady science. Imbeciles.

Yes, knowing how to speak in polite conversation with women and girls is key to saving the planet.

Can we also have a polite conversation about Planned Parenthood?

Bernardi Dr la paz

Remember the dsk matter, it happened in a hotel owned by associates of Sarkozy, or so Edward Epstein informed us.

Bernardi Dr la paz

And what we've been reading for two weeks isn't, 'something happening here's what it is ain't exactly clear' two of this alleged team had been in Ankara three and five years ago.

Man Tran

JiB,

What years were you in the sandbox? My FIL was responsible for about half the projects Aramco did over there from about mid-70s to about 89. His name was Russ Armstrong.

Bernardi Dr la paz

I read zoe ferraris she lived a few years in jeddah which is considered relatively enlightened yikes if that's what passes for enlightened

Jim Eagle

MT,

First in 1991 for the Kuwait fires, then down to SA in 1993. First in our Khobar facility, then in Riyhad, back to Khobar. Ended up in Jubail before I came home.

No ARAMCO work, so wouldn't know him.

Jim Eagle

Can you believe the Cleveland Browns are playing their 4th OT game this season. Can you say parity.

daddy

Good Morning.

I see that TM has posted about lousy New York Times Journalism. (Shazam!)

Well local Anti-Trump columnist Craig Medred joins TM this morning in criticizing New York Times Journalism, but being a standard Anti-Right columnist he excuses the Times Reporters by saying they are honorable reporters trying to get it right, but who get it wrong simply because they lack the experience and knowledge needed to report about it correctly.

Here's Medred's way too long column if anyone is interested: NYT neyt

daddy

EPA Reverses Obama Era Last Minute Uranium Mining Regulations


The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Friday that it is withdrawing the pending rulemaking for uranium mining and thorium mill tailings.

The regulations were put in place on Jan. 19, 2017, just hours before Barack Obama left office and President Donald Trump’s inauguration.

The timing alone tells us it was bad policy. If it was decent policy it'd have been implemented during Obama's previous 7 years and 364 days in office.

Miss Marple

daddy,

Did you see a friend of mine went to LuLu's? She read about the place here from you!
-----------------------------------------

Attention! The requests for tickets at tomorrow's rally haveexceeded 100,000! Brad Parscale has flown down early and the Trump people are organizing the first official tailgater! Amazing!

Jim Eagle

Hail to the Redskins,
Hail Victory,
Braves on the Warpath,
Fight for old DC.

Against the Boys. The only games that count.

daddy

I suggest reporters are trained to understand those circumstances and practice certain strategies and tactics in dealing with sources and others.

Anyone know if Ali Watkins has been able to pump out any new Times stories since she quit sleeping with Wolfe?

Jim Eagle

Where is tomorrow's rally, MM?

lyle

MT, my uncle worked for ARAMCO in SA some years in that time frame.

daddy

Just saw that, MM.

Clarice and I take great delight in their liking our Hawaiian recommendations. Now make 'em climb Diamond Head, and then tell 'em the best meal in town is at the Side Street Inn (get reservations or sit at the Bar) and if that doesn't work, try Uncle Bo's. If they do the Side Street Cafe (Another Barbara's fav) do the garlic covered Edomame's as opener chased by either the New York Strip or the House Chicken, but it's all great and way too much food unless they have huge appetites.

henry

Rally tomorrow is in Houston.

maryrose

Daddy:
How do you think the Alaska governor’s race is going to play out?

maryrose

Cleveland Browns need to learn how to win in overtime.

sbwaters

saying they are honorable reporters trying to get it right, but who get it wrong simply because they lack the experience and knowledge needed to report about it correctly.


HAHAHAHAHAHA!

Try inbred.
Try schooled, not educated.
Try they pay attention to how to advance.
Try Dean Baquet.

Pinandpuller


My son in profile Pali Lookout, Oahu

Another Bob

So, media are oh so concerned about the murder of journalists right?

Heard of this?

https://www.foxnews.com/us/photographer-dies-6-months-after-taking-beating-in-alleged-racial-attack-prosecutors

Clarice Feldman

daddy, if you'll be on Oahu around Thanksgiving let me know and we can meet up.

Pinandpuller


I've never been so poor I had to steal Bud Lite

jimmyk

How do you think the Alaska governor’s race is going to play out?

I'm not daddy, but I'm going to guess that the ploy to get the D elected may not work. First, Walker's name remains on the ballot. Second, a bunch of people have voted already. So it's possible Walker still gets 20% of the vote, so Dunleavy could still win with something in the low 40s.

Another Bob

I think Trump has gone too far. 100k tickets for an 18k venue? Now a tailgate outside?

Something bad is going to happen.

Jim Eagle

Anyone in Florida on Thanksgiving because i am on orphan. Mrs. JiB will be in Belgium visiting her 93 y.o. dad. Me, I am in the house in Florida. But I think they are coming back that day. If they don't I can travel:)

Pinandpuller


Needs scare quotes around "Journalist"

daddy

How do you think the Alaska governor’s race is going to play out?

Very tough call, Maryrose. Walker is as slimy as I suspected tho' he kept it hidden behind a veneer of being an Ex-Republican Independent for years. Begich is as smooth talking a Politician as I ever met---he is exceptionally good at not answering a question. Our good Republican Candidate came down with some variety of Cancer so we are stuck with the uninspiring Dunleavy, but he has loads of experience in Juneau.

All the benefit of the Media and the Native Tribes etc will go to Begich, and the Unions that supported Walker will most probably all go to Begich, since as Mayor Begich busted the City Budget by millions in giving out massive pay-raises to the City's Public Unions. My local fear is that most of the jobs we've had up here over the last 8 years were sort of Govt funded type of Enviro-jobs that usher in all those nutcases from California and Washington State, intent on turning Anchorage into the next Portland or Seattle, and in our small population state it really doesn't take much to flip the state by promising Federal lucre to whoever has their palm out.

I do not have a feel at all for the race at this time, so here is a local editorial from the Conservative side to chew on: Going to get interesting

Bernardi Dr la paz

I mentioned thr second novrl from this fellow:


http://www.andersonharp.net/meet-anderson-harp/

Back then, veruca salts talent as a weasel wasn't on full display

Miss Marple

Another Bob,

Don't be a gloomy sort.

First of all, they have planned for a large crowd, hence the stadium. Secondly, it's Texas with the Texas Rangers. Third, very few protesters will show up due to Texas being full of elope who carry weapons.

Finally, having the equivalent of a street fair outside will keep those who didn't get in fed and entertained.

Miss Marlple

daddy,

Thanks for the additional recommendations. They are now on their way to the Big Island and I don't know if they will be back,mouth I will text her to take a look.


Clarice,

My friend also wanted me to pass on their thanks for your column today.

They found it quite illuminating and frightening, but are glad they read it.

sbwaters

daddy, I replied to your Anchorage blogger:

“Complexity is a problem for journalism, which is in the business of simplification.”
No. It is in the business of clarity and accuracy. Think nautical chart.

“It is hard to avoid the simple observation that to some extent you get what you pay for.”
No. You get what you expect or you get someone better.

“As one 40-something editor ... observed, ‘... the one defining feature ... is how dumb we’ve become.’”
Can someone say “schools?”

“... the best young talents abandon journalism for jobs in public relations or public affairs.”
Why do such specialty schools call the major “PR-J” unless they have lost direction?

...“they’re often poorly equipped or poorly prepared or simply lacking the time needed to do that.”
Perhaps, in the salmon instance, but elsewhere do not overlook:
Inbred.
Schooled, not educated.
They pay attention to how to advance.
Dean Baquet.

Regards/Stephen ... Publisher, Rome (NY) Daily Sentinel

P.S. I was advised by a J-School dean to major in Liberal Arts. “We can teach you all you need to know, later.”

henry

Isn’t Houston where Shiela Jackson Lee is the Rep? (Flag on Mars)

sbwaters

JiB, I know it is a hike from East Coast Florida, but we’re having family in for a big Thanksgiving dinner and could easily set one more place.

We just need someone who can land at Griffiss.

Miss Marple

sbw,

It is such a shame. When I was young I wanted to major in journalism - I was even editor of our high school paper. However, by the late 60's the area was already showing signs of deterioration, so when I went back to school after a 5-year hiatus, I went in a different direction.

One wonders what the reporters like Ernie Pyle would make of today's crew.

sbwaters

So, legal eagles, if organizations solicit others to break the law, what laws do the funders themselves break?

Jim Eagle

sbw,

Why can college dean's think they can teach you all you need to know?

That is elitist bull shit. I know non-college educated people who could teach sanctimonious college deans a thing a two about life, living in the present, and, being your best.

Another Bob

That’s the thing MM, it isn’t the 70-80k football stadium.

daddy

saying they are honorable reporters trying to get it right, but who get it wrong simply because they lack the experience and knowledge needed to report about it correctly.


HAHAHAHAHAHA!

SBW, (and other's who might not have clicked), here's Medred making the case for NYTimes integrity:

...With this story as with so many others, the problem isn’t with reporters trying to write inaccurate stories. Almost all reporters are trying to write good, sound stories.

But they’re often poorly equipped or poorly prepared or simply lacking the time needed to do that. In a perfect world, any decent reporter given the time can write a solid story about anything.

Given the time.

These days with the internet demanding news before it happens there often isn’t the time. In cases where editors can match reporters with knowledge to stories that require background, that problem can be solved. But there aren’t that many editors left and the few out there often don’t have the bodies around to match anything to anything.

They’re sort of stuck with what they’ve got, as the NYT apparently was, and thus sometimes go off the tracks.

But wait, there's more!

...Dumbing down

Complexity is a problem for journalism, which is in the business of simplification.

The New York Times was once a leader in dealing with this problem. It was famous in the business for its effort to develop so-called “beat reporters” as expert in the news they covered – politics, the environment, the military, etc.

All of that begin to fade in the digital age as “continuous news” came into play...

...newspapers began laying off less-experienced employees as budgets shrunk. Since that time, the trend has gone rapidly the other direction. Higher paid, older reporters are gone, replaced by lower paid, younger reporters.

As Kyle Pope observed in the special, spring/summer report for the Columbia Journalism Review, “news companies continue to cut their most senior (and best-paid) people, and lower levels of hiring have made what had been a tight market for new arrivals even more brutal. If you do manage to land a job? The pay is dismal, with the starting median salary for a reporter stagnating at $34,150.”

It is hard to avoid the simple observation that to some extent you get what you pay for...

But blame Trump!

...As one 40-something editor still hanging on at mainstream publication observed, “the whole business is a disaster area. I think the one defining feature of the information age is how dumb we’ve become.”

...“Young reporters are looking to do real journalism, but can be disappointed when they’re only called upon to churn out 10 stories a day and aggregate content,” Julie Hartenstein, associate dean for career services at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism told Bilton. “Also, it’s not much of a golden age if you can’t pay your bills.”

As a result, a lot of the best young talents abandon journalism for jobs in public relations or public affairs.

And of course it's all Trump's fault as Medred reminds us in the second paragrph:)

...The case didn’t exactly involve the “fake news” of which President Donald Trump regularly and usually wrongly accuses the country’s most influential on-paper news source...

Interesting ain't it---Medred damns Trump for calling out the Media for "Fake News," then Medred spends 20 paragraphs telling us why the reporters keep getting it wrong.

Jim Eagle

I could do that sbw. But I would need a big plane:) Thanks for the invite.

I think the last time I landed there was around 1967. Doing a bomb/nav exercise.

Pinandpuller

I found it a tremendous stretch to inject global warming and climate change into Sir Gawain. This was from an award winning Oxford Professor of Poetry.

Posted by: Momto2 | October 21, 2018 at 01:14 PM

Sounds like a quest for Sir Booker.

daddy

Nice reply, SBW.

I posted before I caught up to that. I guess Twain's great observation "A Journalist is a reporter who's out of a job" no longer applies.

New version---"A journalist is a Public Relations flunky."

matt - deplore me if you must

Just got a very nice perk from my WSJ subscription; a 1 year free sub to the Times of London.

Niall Ferguson has an excellent article on how identity politics is destroying the Left. If the Dems do somehow win in a few weeks the next Congress could be a complete zoo with Mensheviks and Bolsheviks, Octoberists, Cadets and Socialist Revolutionaries all denouncing each other. Best to sow chaos if they by chance do win the election.

Pinandpuller

She and her husband are on vacation in Hawaii and there is a service workers strike

Posted by: Miss Marple | October 21, 2018 at 02:29 PM

Who will put the lettuce on my sandwich? Or Hu will put the lettuce on my sandwich.

Kramer's Make Your Own Pie time has come!

Extraneus

As a result, a lot of the best young talents abandon journalism for jobs in public relations or public affairs.

Not climate science? They're experts in that!

sbwaters

Why can college dean's think they can teach you all you need to know?

JiB, I was brief and thus ambiguous. He wanted me to hone thinking skills first. Then, later, in J-School, they could add tools explicit to the craft of journalism.

Dean Clark at Syracuse was old school and good.

maryrose

Daddy and Jimmyk:
Thank you for your Alaska update.
Will early voting make a difference?
Will some leave it blank because they wanted Walker the Independent?
It seems a sleazy way to win an election.
Begich has a lot of experience in that.
Go Dallas!

daddy

In this day and age Twain would probably have said it this way: "In this country we have 2 political parties---The Republicans and the Journalists."

Janet

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Extraneus

Judicial Watch Files Bar Complaint Against Christine Blasey Ford’s Lawyers

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a complaint to the Board of Professional Responsibility of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals of Debra S. Katz, Lisa J. Banks, and Michael R. Bromwich for violating the rules of professional responsibility in their representation of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee during the hearings on the nomination of the Honorable Brett Kavanaugh.

According to the Judicial Watch complaint, by not informing their client Dr. Ford that Sen. Chuck Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee offered in a letter to “fly female staff investigators to meet Dr. Ford… in California, or anywhere else, to obtain (her) testimony,” Katz, Banks, and Bromwich violated the following District of Columbia Rules of Professional Conduct:

Rule l.4(a) – A lawyer shall keep a client reasonably informed about the status of a matter and promptly comply with reasonable requests for information.

Rule 1.4(b) – A lawyer shall explain a matter to the extent reasonably necessary to permit the client to make informed decisions regarding the representation.

Details of the complaint at the link.

I pay Judicial Watch, and Project Veritas, and I hope there's no let-up on exposing the whole Blowsey caper. Can't believe no Senator has referred Feinstein to the Ethics Committee yet, or the gay Senator Booker who bragged about violating Senate rules.

Extraneus

Lindsey Graham would continue Justice Department-FBI probe as Judiciary Committee chairman

If Republicans hold the Senate and Sen. Lindsey Graham becomes chairman of the Judiciary Committee, he’ll continue to investigate the Justice Department and the FBI’s actions ahead of the 2016 election, the South Carolina Republican said Sunday.

Mr. Graham praised the work House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, Virginia Republican, and Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Republican, have done in their probe of the controversial Trump dossier’s connection to a FISA warrant on Trump campaign associate Carter Page.

The two chairman will also be interviewing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Wednesday about him having signed off on the FISA warrant, as well as reports he offered to wear a wire to record President Trump in order to use the 25th Amendment to remove him from office.

“I want the house to keep doing what they are doing and if Nancy Pelosi takes over, all this goes away,” Mr. Graham told Fox News on Sunday. “We are not going to turn our back on this. If I’m chairman, we are going to get to the bottom of this.”

Is Grassley going somewhere? Term limited?

Jane

JIB,

i'll be in Florida and make a hell of a Turkey.You are certainly welcome.

Extraneus

How do you do it, Jane?

I've been doing an Alton Brown brined-overnight turkey for the past few years, which always comes out great.

Clarice Feldman

Sorry, JiB, I'd invite you to LBK but I won't be there then--go to Jane's she'll see that you're fed.

Thanks, MM.

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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION CONSIDERING POLICY THAT ERADICATES ‘TRANSGENDER’ IDENTITY

President Donald Trump’s administration is considering defining gender as a static, unchangeable, biological fact that is designated at birth and can never be altered.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking to create a legal definition of sex under Title IX, a federal civil rights law the deals with education, The New York Times reported Sunday after obtaining a memo from the administration.

HHS will define gender as determined “on a biological basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and administrable,” according to the memo, TheNYT reported. The definition would define gender as either female or male, according to the person’s genitalia at birth. Discrepancies would be determined by genetic testing, the memo indicates.

“Sex means a person’s status as male or female based on immutable biological traits identifiable by or before birth,” the memo reads. “The sex listed on a person’s birth certificate, as originally issued, shall constitute definitive proof of a person’s sex unless rebutted by reliable genetic evidence.”

Heh.

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The Trump administration claims that former president Barack Obama instituted policies that wrongly allowed “sex” to include homosexuality and gender identities, which paved the way for individuals to choose their gender.

“Courts and the previous administration took advantage of this circumstance to include gender identity and sexual orientation in a multitude of agencies, and under a multitude of laws … [leading] to confusion and negative policy consequences in health care, education and other federal contexts,” the memo reads.

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News of the proposed change has many people feeling afraid and uncertain, according to Human Rights Campaign legal director Sarah Warbelow. “Transgender people are frightened,” she said, according to TheNYT.

The proposed definition is “an extremely aggressive legal position that is inconsistent with dozens of federal court decisions,” National Center for Transgender Equality policy director Harper Jean Tobin told TheNYT.

Even more people are afraid and uncertain without this rule change. Female athletes, for example.

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25 this morning. Based on the wooly caterpillars I’ve seen this year, glaciers will return this winter.

Henry,

Currently 48 and snow only down to the level of Flattop Mt. Our surrounding hills look like they are a cake with white icing. If i wasnt so tired I think I could stil do a Kinkaid bike ride today. Global Warming is wunnerful, wunnerful!

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Ext--what is actually happening is that the Trump administration is rolling back some of the more outrageous Obama policies interpreting statutes barring discrimination by sex to mean "sexual orientation" and claimed "gender", even though the laws at issue make no mention of such matters. If they want to change the law, petition the legislature to do so. Instead they are changing the meaning of commonly understood terms to mean whatever they want them to mean for political purposes.

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