By the Constitution: the president nominates, and the Senate advises and consents candidates to the Supreme Court. The “consent” process shouldn't be considered a social gathering — but should be an in-depth fact-finding hearing — especially since considering a lifetime appointment.

The Senate’s sub-committee in the recent “consent” hearing was unable to reach a consensus, thus the Senate requested of the president an FBI investigation. He concurred, but limited the investigation to one week and to exclude the principal characters from investigation.

For such a controversial hearing, I consider the investigation woefully lacking. I believe the swamp waters drowned the hearing, the Senate acted as puppet to the president, and the wrong group is being held accountable.

Dan Cote

Galveston 

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Claudia Burnam

The"principal characters" had already testified before the senate. E G Wiley

Carlos Ponce

Dan Cote, if Senator Diane Feinstein had revealed her knowledge of the allegation MONTHS earlier there would have been plenty of time, don't you agree? The matter could have investigated discretely With Christine Ford's name held in confidence.
She waited until the hearing stage was over and a vote was imminent. That coupled with all the disruptions during the hearings from paid disrupters reek of an effort to delay, delay, delay. To get into the hearing room one needed a "ticket" obtained from a US Senator. And they were lined up outside the hearing room. Once one was arrested and removed another took his or her place.
There are "swamp dwellers" involved. They sat on the Blue side of the aisle.
Christine Ford had the STUPIDEST lawyers available. They wanted her to re-testify in the FBI's SEVENTH investigation of Kavanaugh. Any deviation from her sworn testimony would result in a process crime of perjury. Would her testimony change? An examination of her interviews given prior to the hearings show a lack of consistency. And why didn't they tell Christine Ford they would have flown to California to get her testimony in a comfortable location without all the fanfare? Why the lies when they informed the committee that Christine Ford had a fear of flying even though she had flown all over the world? Christine Ford was in DELAWARE not California at the time they requested her testimony.

Emile Pope

Just like your president trump. Every sentence false. The fact that someone has a fear of something doesn't mean that they refuse to do it. It's called facing your fear. Try it sometime...along with printing the truth. It might be rewarding...

Carlos Ponce

Everything posted is true, Emile.

Carlos Ponce

Emile find me ANYTHING in my post that you call false and I will provide evidence it is true.

Emile Pope

Everything...

Carlos Ponce

Really Emile? What a joke!

Emile Pope

I answered your question. Provide proof...

Carlos Ponce

Okay one at a time. I am preparing to leave with the Hitchcock Band and go to Columbus, Texas this afternoon and to the Edna Cowboy Invitational Band Marching Contest in the morning si I wanted you to narrow the scope since I don't have time.
"If Senator Diane Feinstein had revealed her knowledge of the allegation MONTHS earlier there would have been plenty of time, don't you agree?"
"‘Why didn’t she bring it up?’: Feinstein under scrutiny for handling of allegations against Kavanaugh"
“I don’t know why she sat on that letter as long as she did,” said Sen. John Thune (S.D.) the third-ranking Republican senator. “It just seems to me, at least, that if these allegations, if they took them seriously, that they would have made more of an attempt to get this into the discussion” during Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings.

At the same time, Feinstein’s decision to keep the accusation away from her own party, at a moment when liberals were applying immense pressure to defeat Kavanaugh and moderate Democratic senators were debating whether to support him, has triggered second-guessing among Democrats. Now, some lawmakers simply want to turn the page.
[This is a reprint of a Washington Post Article written by Sean Sullivan]
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/%E2%80%98why-didn%E2%80%99t-she-bring-it-up%E2%80%99-feinstein-under-scrutiny-for-handling-of-allegations-against-kavanaugh/ar-BBNwYE3
"Hey, Dianne, If Your Secret Letter That Could Clip Kavanaugh Was Serious, Why Did You Wait So Long To Contact The FBI?"
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2018/09/14/hey-dianne-if-your-secret-letter-that-could-clip-kavanaugh-was-serious-why-did-n2518952
Here's the timeline:
https://shofarblastblog.com/2018/09/30/timeline-of-blasey-fords-contact-with-dems/
July 30 The letter, dated July 30, is delivered to Feinstein’s D.C. office.
August 20 Feinstein meets one-on-one with Kavanaugh.
September 12 The Intercept reports that SJC [Senate Judiciary Committee] Democrats have requested to view a “Kavanaugh-related document” in the possession of Feinstein
September 13 Feinstein refers the letter to the FBI.
September 17 SJC has a follow-up BI call with Kavanaugh on the Ford letter. Feinstein does not participate. Feinstein’s staff did not show up.

Carlos Ponce

"The matter could have investigated discretely With Christine Ford's name held in confidence."
" And why didn't they tell Christine Ford they would have flown to California to get her testimony in a comfortable location without all the fanfare?"
"During the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford indicated that she had not been made aware of multiple offers made by Chairman Chuck Grassley to send staff to California to interview her, a format that she said she would have preferred. "
https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/press/rep/releases/ford-wasnt-clear-committee-offered-california-interview-in-lieu-of-public-washington-hearing

Carlos Ponce

"She waited until the hearing stage was over and a vote was imminent."
Timeline:
https://shofarblastblog.com/2018/09/30/timeline-of-blasey-fords-contact-with-dems/
September 4-7 SJC holds a public hearing on Kavanaugh’s nomination.
September 6 SJC gives Senators an opportunity to question Kavanaugh at a closed session.
September 12 The Intercept reports that SJC Democrats have requested to view a “Kavanaugh-related document” in the possession of Feinstein
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2018/09/24/brett-kavanaugh-allegations-timeline-supreme-court/1408073002/
Sept. 4-7 Kavanaugh testifies for three days at confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee. On the fourth day, legal experts and other witnesses testify about his nomination. The allegations from Ford are never raised.
Sept. 12 Feinstein sends Ford's letter to the FBI after several days of rumors about its existence leaking out from Democratic senators. The bureau puts the letter in Kavanaugh's background check file but does not launch a criminal investigation, in part because the statute of limitations on the alleged sexual assault expired years earlier.

Carlos Ponce

"That coupled with all the disruptions during the hearings from paid disrupters reek of an effort to delay, delay, delay."
"70 people arrested during Kavanaugh hearing; protest organizers say 'these are not normal times' "
https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/nation-world/70-people-arrested-during-kavanaugh-hearing-protest-organizers-say-these-are-not-normal-times/507-591174682
"More Than 200 'Resistance' Protesters Arrested During Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearings "
https://townhall.com/tipsheet/timothymeads/2018/09/09/more-than-200-resistance-protesters-arrested-during-kavanaugh-confirmation-hearings-n2517342
https://www.npr.org/2018/09/08/645497667/the-resistance-at-the-kavanaugh-hearings-more-than-200-arrests

Carlos Ponce

"paid disrupters"
"Doctors Claim They Saw Protesters Get Paid to Disrupt Kavanaugh Hearing"
https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/doctors-claim-they-saw-protesters-get-paid-to-disrupt-kavanaugh-hearing/
"Three witnesses say they saw protesters get paid bags stuffed with cash to disrupt Kavanaugh hearing"
https://www.bizpacreview.com/2018/09/05/three-witnesses-say-they-saw-protesters-get-paid-bags-stuffed-with-cash-to-disrupt-kavanaugh-hearing-671146
"Abortion Activists Caught Getting Paid to Disrupt Kavanaugh Supreme Court Hearings"
https://www.lifenews.com/2018/09/05/abortion-activists-caught-getting-paid-to-disrupt-kavanaugh-supreme-court-hearings/
"EXCLUSIVE: Soros-Backed Activists Slip Cash To Anti-Kavanaugh Protesters Before Arrests"
https://dailycaller.com/2018/09/18/soros-kavanaugh-protesters/
"Three Texas Doctors: We Saw Protesters Paid In Cash To Disrupt Brett Kavanaugh Hearing On Line To Enter"
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2018/09/04/texas_doctor_i_saw_people_handing_out_cash_to_protesters_in_the_line_for_kavanaugh_hearing.html

Kelly Naschke

Everything Carlos said was exactly as the events transpired. Could you please point out what you consider lies Mr Pope? And please be specific.

Emile Pope

Churchill had a fear of public speaking. So did Gandhi, Jefferson, Warren Buffett, Joel Osteen, and Lincoln. Thank goodness they faced their fears...

Carlos Ponce

And what's that got to do with anything?????

Emile Pope

Your ridiculous assertion is that she lied because she flew in a plane after saying that she fears flying. She never said that she never flew, just that it scared her. She faced her fear in order to do her job. Not all people are cowards. Some people do things that they are afraid to do because it is required. I gave examples. If you let your fears rule then that's your problem just don't insult those who don't...

Carlos Ponce

She flies a lot more than I do.

Diane Turski

Yes, the swamp creatures are in charge of all branches of government now. Time to change that with our votes for Democrats in this mid-term election!!! It is the only hope of our nation not to sink further into the muck!!

Carlos Ponce

Look out for the RED TSUNAMI Diane. You've been warned. Ordinary people are TIRED of Democrat Party tactics.

George Croix

No, the other hope, the one that will work, is to vote out every 'resistor'.
Of course, some of them are not up for reelection this year, so the muck level will continue to rise.
Funny....vote for Democrats to make things better......
You'd think by now, after over a half century, they'd find a new message....the same always failing...but, noooooooo
Now, they've added not just political ideology differences to the mix, but unhinged derangement and assault......
Like voting for Charles Manson to maintain order.......

Jarvis Buckley

It's really hard for me to believe even left wing socialists would believe these ultra liberal comments , based on no facts , just idealism . But as a republican I will defend your rights
to voice these untruth's until someone is injured or killed . Then I would advocate that you all be held accountable.......just my thoughts

George Croix

They don't all believe them, Jarvis.....nobody is that far off track all of the time.
Just more tools in their 'progressive' tool box used to try to get and keep power...they benefit greatly from their targeted audience.....[whistling]

Mike Meador

New York Times and Siena College Oct 12.
Cruz 51
O'Rourke 43
New York Times and Siena College.....Cruz 51 - Oburke 43. Oct. 12.
[thumbup]

George Croix

It must be terribly disappointing to the 'resistance' that the arrogant, pretentious, often deviating from fact, not so likable businessman President Trump has done more for the country, by accomplishing more meaningful and positive economic changes, and has lifted minorities higher up out of the unemployment line than anyone EVER has, in only 20 months, than the arrogant, pretentious, often deviating from fact, very likable community organizer did in 8 years.....
Trump the candidate asked minorities "What have you got to lose" by voting for him, after a half century of the same-old-same-old failed/undelivered Democrat promises in return for votes, and the answer from elected Pres. Trump was "you lose having to be devoted to the Party that gives you lip service, and not much else...while HE gave them jobs in numbers NEVER had before..ever....
Now, Dems want those folsk to come back 'home'....
Pretty lousy home.....
Better to stay at your new location, where REAL opportunities exist....
Same for everyone else that likes to earn a living, and keep more of it......

Jarvis Buckley

With out a doubt Carlos & George two of the most knowledgeable commenters on the right side.
Jim most knowledgable on the left.
I believe he's an old world democrat of yesterday. Not an ultra left wing
Socialist. I read his words carefully
even though I disagree on most of his comments . Not all.

George Croix

Jarvis, Jim is 'good people'...very good indeed....that's my take after about 25 years, give or take, working with him while at the refinery.....
We diverge some on politics, but neither has ever assaulted the other, verbally or physically....
I have been the beneficiary a few times of his viewpoint on the same subject(s) I'd already made my mind up on....
[beam][beam][wink]

Jim Forsythe

Jarvis, most Democrats are not the one's that are portrayed as ultra left wing Socialist. Just as most people, they are more to the middle. The same can be said for the Republicans that are not the far right..
What is true, more so today than in years past , no one gets elected just from their party vote. If someone wants to win they must have the majority of the independent vote.
I'm getting to the point, that I will not vote for someone that runs a negative hate filled campaign.
The way I judge this, would my dad allowed me to act that way.
George is never wrong, but sometimes see's things different than me.

George, did you buy the turtle shirt for the grandchild?

George Croix

You are wrong that I am never wrong.....just ask my wife....!!!!
For that matter, I can testify to that fallacy, based on decades of personal observation, myself.......

NO, I did NOT buy a "I Love Turtles' tee for my grandchild.
I bought TWO of the blasted things, one for EACH of them.....
Why'd you ask, Jim. Did you figure I no longer acre about keeping my word just because I retired....[beam][beam][beam][beam]
A deal's a deal...............

George Croix

"I will not vote for someone that runs a negative hate filled campaign.'
When they BOTH do, then pick the one that offends you least, and pull the switch for that one, because NOT voting, or just as bad 'protest voting', is an abdication of the most power an individual citizen has.....
But of course, you already knew that.....
Spread the word...a lot of people don't...........

George Croix

"...no longer acre...???"

Care

A few square feet shy of being close enough...

Jim Forsythe

If you are like me, sometimes I forget. Bet they were happy with the "I Love Turtles' tees. Nothing better than buying for the grandkids and seeing them happy. We are going to the corn maze tomorrow with one of ours. Ffrobergs Alvin

Jarvis Buckley

All the other left wing liberals, I look at as Trump haters. Just venting their frustrations crooked Hillary didn't get elected. However I support their right to vent. I find it entertaining for an old man. Kind of like Don Rinkles.

Jarvis Buckley

One more thing . Does anyone question where Beto raised 38 million in the 3rd quarter? Probably from college students in Galveston😀

George Croix

Better check the USA's uranium supplies.....
[beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam][beam]

Jim Forsythe

O’Rourke’s campaign said that it received over 802,000 individual contributions this cycle, with the majority coming from Texans.

The Center for Responsive Politics has tracked more than $5.3 million either supporting Cruz or opposing O’Rourke. The single biggest spender is the Texans Are PAC, whose biggest funder is Lee Roy Mitchell and his wife Tandy, who founded the Cinemark movie chain. Shipping magistrate Richard Uihlein, who has also funded insurgent Republicans across the country, is also a significant donor.
Club for Growth Action and End Spending Action Fund, two other Republican super PACS, have also both spent north of $1 million on the race.

sheryl tillson

Check out www.fec.gov. Very interesting list of donors. A lot of out of state money!!

Jarvis Buckley

Jim I always read your comments twice . Only two others I read twice &
I think you know who they are.
Keep sharing your point of view, & your thoughts. You are very persuasive......at times.

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