Deborah Ramirez, a Yale classmate of Brett Kavanaugh’s, has described a dormitory party gone awry and a drunken incident that she wants the F.B.I. to investigate.
While drivers are abandoning cars for SUV’s Tesla has quietly become the best selling Luxury car company in America. Selling more cars than BMW, Mercedes Benz, Jaguar, and Lexus.
Last month, Tesla’s Model 3 was the 5th best selling car in the US. This is not a misprint
This follows reports we’ve written after discovering that Tesla production appears to be passing up Jaguar production globally, Porsche sales globally, BMW sales in the USA, and combined brand sales of all models in or near the Model 3 class in the USA. (cleantechnica.com)
Tesla is the only electric automaker with a supercharger network that extends from coast to coast.
In order to help move cars during its end of the quarter delivery rush, Tesla is bringing back free unlimited Supercharging to inventory cars and Model 3 vehicles until the end of the month, according to a source familiar with the matter.
Tesla has apparently made a lot of inventory cars unmatched to custom orders that the automaker is now trying to move by the end of the quarter.
Tesla was the first mainstream electric automaker to build stylish cars and the first electric automaker building powerful cars with driving range.
The model S at nearly 100K is one of the best selling Luxury cars in the world
Nearly 27 years ago, Senators Chuck Grassley, Orrin Hatch, Mitch McConnell and Richard Shelby were on the Judiciary committee.
Eighty five year old ,Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (Iowa) said Wednesday that he doesn’t doubt Christine Blasey Ford believes she was assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in high school. “I don’t doubt that she believes what she says, and in fact, I have a responsibility to give deference to that, at least until I hear it, and to make a determination afterwards if it is possible to make a determination,” “Nothing the F.B.I. or any other investigator does would have any bearing on what Dr. Ford tells the committee, so there is no reason for any further delay,” “The FBI does not make a credibility assessment of any information it receives with respect to a nominee,” .
In 1991, Senator Grassley discussed the need for the FBI to investigate allegations made by Anita Hill. He said it was the right thing to do!
A few days ago, 84 year old Utah Senator Orrin Hatch said, Christine Blasey Ford may be “mixed up about the alleged incident. He went on to say, he know’s the Judge (Kavanaugh) very, very well , is an honest man, this didn’t happen! There is “some question” whether Ford is mixed up and confusing Kavanaugh with someone else.
October 1991: Senator Hatch said “There’s no question in my mind Anita Hill was coached by special interests groups” “Her story’s too contrived. It’s so slick it doesn’t compute. “”He said key signs of that include two charges she made for the first time which research by Republicans showed may have been borrowed from a Kansas sexual harassment case and the book, “The Exorcist.” He said ,Hill’s testimony was carefully designed – with the help of Thomas’ enemies – to use racial and sexual stereotypes of black males against Thomas. “They wanted to turn whites against this man. It was a reverse Willie Horton,”
Seventy six year old, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell focus is on the Democrat’s. He claimed they leaked these allegations “at the last minute in an irregular manner” as a delaying tactic.
Senator McConnell, voted for Clarence Thomas in 1991 , he called Thomas a winner for emerging from Hill’s unproven allegations..
Eighty four year old,Senator Richard Shelby of Alabama. Through his spokesman, says he believes the sexual assault accusations against Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh are serious, and wants to see the Senate Judiciary Committee get to the bottom of the claims. Senator Shelby was one of the few Republicans who did not support Alabama Senatorial candidate Roy Moore.
In 1991, Democratic Senator Richard Shelby supported Clarence Thomas.
Thomas nomination proceeded to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearings. The first few days of the hearings were relatively uneventful. When asked about his stance on legal abortion, Thomas claimed that he had not formulated an opinion and the issue was dropped. After a few more days of outside testimony, it appeared as if the Senate committee would easily confirm the Thomas nomination. The committee split its vote, however–seven to seven, and the nomination went to the Senate without a clear recommendation.
When the nomination moved to the floor of the Senate, it took a sudden and dramatic turn when Anita Hill, a law professor at the University of Oklahoma, came forward with accusations that Clarence Thomas had sexually harassed her. Hill had worked for Thomas years earlier when he was head of the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission. Hill charged that Thomas harassed her with inappropriate discussion of sexual acts and pornographic films after she rebuffed his invitations to date him. A media frenzy quickly arose around Hill’s allegations and Thomas.
Hill agreed to take a polygraph test. While senators and other authorities noted that polygraph results cannot be relied upon and are inadmissible in courts, Hill’s results did support her statements. Thomas did not take a polygraph test. He made a vehement and complete denial, saying that he was being subjected to a “high-tech lynching for uppity blacks
In early July 2018, after Judge Brett Kavanaugh was reported to be on the shortlist for the Supreme Court . Christine Blasey Ford contacted both The Washington Post via a tip line and her Representative Anna Eshoo. On July 20, after Kavanaugh became the nominee. Eshoo met with Ford, becoming convinced of her credibility and noting that Ford seemed “terrified” that her identity as an accuser might become public. Thereafter, Eshoo and Ford mutually decided to take the matter to Senator Dianne Feinstein , one of Ford’s Senators in California and the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which would deliberate Kavanaugh’s nomination. In a letter to Feinstein, Ford alleged that Brett Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her when both were in high school, and stated that she expected her story to be kept confidential. In August, Ford took a polygraph test with a former FBI agent, who concluded Ford was being truthful when attesting to the accuracy of her allegations.
Owing to her confidentiality commitment to Ford, Feinstein did not raise the issue in the initial Kavanaugh confirmation proceedings. On September 12, it was reported (without naming Ford) that Feinstein was withholding a Kavanaugh-related document from fellow Judiciary Committee Democrats. Feinstein then referred Ford’s letter to the FBI, which redacted Ford’s name and forwarded the letter to the White House as an update to Kavanaugh’s background check. The White House in turn sent the letter to the full Senate Judiciary Committee.
On September 16, 2018, after media reported anonymous allegations and reporters started to track down her identity, Ford went public. She spoke to The Washington Post, alleging that Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her in the summer of 1982 when she was 15 and he was 17. As corroboration of her account, Ford provided The Post with the polygraph as well as session notes from her therapist written in 2012. The therapist’s notes also say four boys were involved, which Ford attributed to an error by the therapist; Ford said in 2018 that four boys were at the party but only two were involved in the incident.[ Kavanaugh has categorically denied Ford’s allegations.
December 2017, Donald Trump endorses Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore . Moore was running for the seat vacated by newly appointed Attorney General Jeff Sessions. During the campaign, Beverly Young Nelson said that, in December 1977 or January 1978 when she was 16, Moore sexually assaulted her. She said that when she fought him off, he eventually gave up, telling her, “You’re just a child, I’m the district attorney. If you tell anyone about this no one will ever believe you.” Moore denied Nelson’s accusations and that he even knew her at all. One of the women accused him of sexual assault when she was 14. Moore was 32 at the time. Moore said all the allegations were false. The Majority of high ranking Republicans including Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney asked Moore to abandon his campaign. Trump said Moore should step aside if the charges are true. However, unlike the other Republicans. Donald Trump formally endorsed Roy Moore.
In February , White House staff secretary, Rob Porter resigned after his two former wives accused him of physical abuse when they were married to him. Staffers knew, the accusations contributed to a delay in granting him a permanent security clearance. Porter said , the allegations are simply false,” even as details of the alleged abuse and photographs of one of his former wives with a black eye that she said he had given her were widely circulated.
Porter claims he is innocent of the allegations. “I think you also have to remember that. He said very strongly yesterday he’s innocent,” Donald Trump
Kavanaugh’s family: “They are hurting somebody’s life very badly. It’s very unfair, I think, Justice Kavanaugh has been treated very, very tough and his family, I think it’s a very unfair thing what’s going on,” Donald Trump
50.6 percent of the US population is women. In 2018, 107 women hold seats in the United States Congress, comprising 20.0% of the 535 members; 23 women (23%) serve in the U.S Senate and 84 women (19.3%) serve in the U.S House of Representatives
In 2018, women are still fighting for equal pay. In the last 20 years reproductive rights have been under attack in many red states. Health care for the poor is not available in other states. This will not change until there are more women in office. Until there are more women in office the government will be on the wrong side of women.
A white nationalist tweeted her home address and called for peaceful protest outside her home. Her life is no longer her own and any form of normalcy may not return for years.
Christine Blasey Ford, could have remained silent and lived her life in the Bay Area. For her it may have been a sense of duty. A man she believes who once held her down with his hand over her mouth. A potential judge on the highest court in the land. A position of power that is his for a lifetime, someone needed to know.
It’s politics on both sides, the Trump Administration and the Republican wants a young judge who may sit on the high court for 30 years or more. The Democrat’s want to delay or derail those plans, perhap a retalitory move against the Republians who blocked Obama’s pick for the highest court.
The Republicans wants a hearing as soon as possible. With little room for error the timer is ticking. They need to get Kavanagh through the Judiciary Committee and on to the Senate before the mid terms. Without additional witnesses the hearing will be swift.
Its doesn’t matter what she says, or how creditable she seems and Professor Ford knows this. She has seen our government in action, she who Anita Hill is.
She has been summoned to the mountain, next Monday. If need be ,they will bring the mountain to her. At the mountain, she will face a group of old white men whose goal is to politely discredit her, after all, she doesn’t know where the party took place or the name of the host. Mr Kavanagh, will respectfully say she is mistaken. With doey eyes he may even go as far to say, he believes her, but it wasn’t him. The Judiciary Committee will look at each other, the gavel pounds wood and its dinner at the Olive Garden.
In a statement to CNN, Professor Ford’s attorney Lisa Banks said a rush to a hearing is unnecessary and contrary to the Committee discovering the truth. She went on to say that Ford has been “thrust into the spotlight ” and isn’t able to go home because she’s receiving threats to her and her family’s safety. She continues to believe that a full non partisan investigation of this matter is needed and she is willing to cooperate with the Committee. However, the Committee’s stated plan to move forward with a hearing that has only two witnesses is not a fair or good faith investigation; there are multiple witnesses whose names have appeared publicly and should be included in any proceedings.
At the moment the tide is in the Republicans favor. However, there are some in the #meetoo movement who are restless and a break in the silence could change the direction of the tide.
The Republicans would be better served if they allowed the FBI to get involved. The Trump Administration refusal to release one hundred thousands of pages related to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanagh’s service could become front and center. Allowing mid term voters to wonder if the Republicans are hiding information related to Kavanagh and Professor Ford.
Could Professor Ford be mistaken? After all it was more than 30 years ago. Maybe she has an ax to grind and wants to derail his chances or worse an San Francisco Bay Area Ultra Liberal Democrat. In a matter of days, the life she has enjoyed in relative anonymity has been turned upside down. So Carol Merrill, tell us what she’s won?
There is so much media content online these days its possible to get confused, or not.
Saturday Afternoon, someone called the Manassas, Virginia PD to report a man inside Giant Food store. The man was pulling down his pants and rubbing the produce on his ass AND THEN putting the produce back on the shelf .
The ass rubbing nasty man was 27 year old Michael Dwayne Johnson of Manassas. Man-ASS-as (coincidence-moving on)
He was arrested, charged with indecent exposure and destruction of property.
The workers had to destroy several pallets of produce
I’m sure they did their best. BUT what if they missed a head of lettuce. A head destined to be the centerpiece for a salad at a large dinner party.
The host rinsed the lettuce and noticed…………………
I will end here
President Trump, is sticking by his man Brett Kavanaugh for the ninth chair on the Supreme Court. He should have chosen a women. Well not a middle school or high school teacher there could be an ugly affair with a freshman. But other women.
Earlier today he told the press, he felt sorry for Kavanaugh to go through this. He felt bad for his family, his children. “This is not a man who deserves this,”
Trump is consistent, he stood by Alabama’s Roy Moore, a man some called a pedophile. The women who came forward ,had an vendetta and were closeted democrat’s.
The current villains are the Democrat’s. With the chief villain, being Senator Dianne Feinstein. In a world where facts are fake news, The Washington Post (9/16/2018) reported:
In late July, she sent a letter via Eshoo’s office to Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee.In the letter, which was read to The Post, Ford described the incident and said she expected her story to be kept confidential. She signed the letter as Christine Blasey, the name she uses professionally. Though Ford had contacted The Post, she declined to speak on the record for weeks as she grappled with concerns about what going public would mean for her and her family — and what she said was her duty as a citizen to tell the story.
The Republican (Trump) Party has become “no women’s land”. The approval of Kavanaugh would have most likely been a tie, with the Vice President being the tie breaker.
The Republican party not releasing all information about Kavanaugh’s background will now comeback to haunt them. Some of the early attacks by some Republicans on Professor Ford combined President’s words today, may fuel the anti Trump movement in November’s General Elections.
If there is a hearing? Kavanaugh and his schoolmate Mark Judge (if Judge is ordered to testify) will have some scary splaining to do.
D.C. based attorney, Seth Berenzweig received a copy of 1983 Georgetown Prep high school yearbook. Berenzweig said he received the yearbook from a woman who did not want her name revealed. Berenzweig says she brought it forward after seeing Judge Kavanaugh’s repeated denial of engaging in inappropriate behavior with a then 15-year-old girl at a high school party.
“The question of integrity and character and fitness,” said Berenzweig. “There’s information here that appears to potentially be inconsistent with what the judge said earlier this morning.”The yearbook has pages dedicated to each graduating high school senior. Kavanaugh’s page includes references to the “Keg City Club” and “100 kegs or bust.” “[He’s] someone who apparently may have had a reputation for some heavy drinking,” said Berenzweig. Kavanaugh’s page also includes a reference to the ‘Devil’s Triangle’, one possible interpretation of which is slang for a sexual situation involving two men and a woman. It raises questions and I think the purpose of the disclosure of this is not to attack Judge Kavanaugh, not to attack his credibility. But just to make sure the American people and the Senate Judiciary Committee have all the information available when considering this lifetime appointment,” said Berenzweig.
Mark Judge wrote the book “Wasted: Tales of a Gen X Drunk. In it, he details his experiences of extensive drinking while attending Georgetown Preparatory School. He talks about what he got away with and describes a school swimming in alcohol.
” Professor Ford, said the two young men were drunk”
This echos the hearings of Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill, the difference is, the #meetoo movement. An attack on Ford’s character will be viewed as hostile. The Demo’s want an FBI investigation, which might delay the installation of the new judge. Earlier today, the President said, the FBI shouldn’t be involved.
If others come forward it will damage Brett Kavanaugh. If there is a public hearing it will forever change the lives of Professor Ford and Mark Judge.
The optics will further damage the Republicans, 9 billion men, two women. The Democrats are salivating, they want a show, however the Demo’s often overplay their hand which could turn off voters in November. Judge Kavanaugh should ask for his name to be removed. The question is, how much are the Republicans is willing to lose for a Justice Kavanaugh?
News at 11
There are entire families who for whatever reason buy a specific car brand or make. There are Ford, Chevy, Honda, and Toyota Families where most of the people in that family buy a particular make
My parents brought me home from the hospital in an Old Green Buick Roadmaster, I’m not sure if it was made in the late 1940’s or early 50’s. I’m sure my older brother who was in high school at the time,hoped they had dropped me with another family.
The Roadmaster ran until it didn’t, it was replaced with my mothers dream car, 1955 white and blue Buick Century. As a very young child I remembered the heater didn’t work and neither did the radio. The engine made a very loud sound on the freeway when you accelerated. My mother loved that car.
The Century stopped running a couple of years after my dad died. While I had dreams of being a passenger in a Mustang, T-Bird or Pontiac GTO, she replaced the Buick with an ugly hang your head in shame 1964 Brown Chevy Bel Air. It was the first car we owned that wasn’t of a different decade. In this car the heater worked and the am radio was intermittent, a bump in the road could bring music or take it away.
My brother was a Chrysler fan and owned a bright blue Desoto when I was a child. After he married be bought a Cadillac.
His first new car was 1965 Buick Skylark Grand Sport, it was Red and a black vinyl roof the car had 4 on the floor attached to a monster 455 cubic inch V8. My mother became a legend the first time she drove the car. It was a perfect day, everyone seemed to be outside. My mother was used to driving the BelAir with a small block V8 . Not the monster 455. Pulling away from the curb she left two perfect skid marks half way down the block. People cheered, my brother and I were proud. We also knew she was scared shitless. When she returned, people crossed the street surrounding my mother in the car. She acted as if she did this everyday. No longer was she the widow, Sunday school teacher, she was a bad ass!
I’m not a psychologist I wonder why do entire families buy a certain brand? At the time, Buick’s weren’t reliable cars, they shared parts with other General Motors vehicles. But its something about the Buick, they always get my attention. Its like the brand is in my blood, I have never owned Buick.
The first brand my son remembers was a Mazda, years later his first car was a Mazda. A couple of years ago he bought a Toyota SUV but he looks at Mazda ‘s as I do Buick’s. I know there is a a part of him wishes he bought a Mazda. Zoom Zoom