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AmandaCMatthews

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Dead pro-Trump pimp still manages to win election in Nevada

I think this is funny. But it shows how strong Trump’s influence was in the midterms IMO. Why everyone counts the guy as being down-and-out makes no sense. Not to me anyway. And I don’t even like the guy.

Having said that, I will also say that not everything he’s done has been wrong.

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Dead pro-Trump pimp still manages to win election in Nevada

Proving the old adage that America is the land of opportunity where anything can happen, Dennis Hof, a Trump-loving brothel owner, won his race for Nevada state legislature on Tuesday night — despite the fact that he's been dead for three weeks.

Here's the polling notice in Pahrump today informing voters that GOP Assembly candidate Dennis Hof is deceased but still appears on the ballot. If Hof wins, county commissions from the 3 counties that the district covers will appoint a replacement from the same party #nvleg pic.twitter.com/p8mjPBIwzz— Riley Snyder (@RileySnyder) November 6, 2018

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DrV8lmiV4AAsI-Q?format=jpg

Go figure.
Posted by AmandaCMatthews | Wed Nov 7, 2018, 06:30 PM (7 replies)

Migrants traveling to US sue Trump, government; claim violation of constitutional rights

A dozen migrants traveling by foot from Honduras to the U.S. to seek asylum filed a class-action lawsuit Thursday against President Trump, the Department of Homeland Security and others, claiming a violation of their due process under the Fifth Amendment.

The Fifth Amendment states that, "no person… shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law."

A recent PBS report cited former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who ruled in 1993 case that "it is well established that the Fifth Amendment entitles aliens to due process of law in a deportation proceeding."

Twelve Honduran nationals, including six children, are listed as plaintiffs in the lawsuit. The suit, which was filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., said it is widely known that Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are “undergoing a well-documented human rights crisis.” The lawsuit also claims that the plaintiffs’ right to the Administrative Procedures Act and the Declaratory Judgement Act were being infringed upon.

The Central American migrant caravan now numbers approximately 4,000 people, down from a high of 7,200.

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Nexus Services Inc. is funding the lawsuits through a civil rights law firm called Nexus Derechos Humanos (Human Rights) Attorneys Inc.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/migrants-traveling-to-us-sue-trump-government-claim-violation-of-constitutional-rights.amp
Posted by AmandaCMatthews | Fri Nov 2, 2018, 03:48 PM (8 replies)

How long did the Feds have this guy on their

radar and how much danger was anyone really in?

Excuse me for being cynical and jaded but when did they start looking at this guy? Long enough to take everybody’s eye off the failure of the Mueller investigation, the border crisis, AND the recent polls saying that there probably won’t be a blue wave?

I wouldn’t have been one bit surprised to hear that Comey, Clapper, and Mueller got caught in the basement of McCabe’s house with wires, black powder, and shitloads of postage stamps.

Just another day in America I guess.
Posted by AmandaCMatthews | Fri Oct 26, 2018, 03:33 PM (18 replies)

Heartwarming Tales That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity

There’s a bunch of them. Sometimes there IS some humanity in us humans.

https://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/heartwarming-tales-that-restore-our-faith-in-humanity/
Posted by AmandaCMatthews | Thu Oct 18, 2018, 08:15 PM (0 replies)

Hillary Clinton Says Bills Accusers Dont Fit into #MeToo

“There’s a very significant difference,” Clinton told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. “And that is the intense, long-lasting partisan investigation that was conducted in the 90s.”

Clinton’s attitude is wrong here, for many reasons. For one thing, according to the doctrine preached by many #MeToo activists themselves, the fact that Clinton’s probe did not result in criminal charges means absolutely nothing. According to many of these people, the fact that a woman levies a charge of sexual misconduct against a man is evidence enough that that man has done something wrong. Accusers are to be believed, always, regardless of evidence or of the existence of criminal charges. By the movement’s own standards, Bill Clinton should be a pariah, forced to hide from the public eye, not a celebrated figure who is being featured at an event with $745 tickets.

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With Bill Clinton, however, I can confidently say that I believe this man has been guilty of sexual misconduct. It’s not a partisan difference — I have spoken out in defense of the accusers of Republicans including Roy Moore and Donald Trump in the past — but an evidence-based one. Compared to Kavanaugh’s three, Bill Clinton has been accused of sexual abuse by more than 10 women throughout the years. Juanita Broaddrick accused him of rape in 1978. Eileen Wellstone claims he sexually assaulted her in 1969. Carolyn Moffet accused him of sexually assaulting her in 1979. Elizabeth Ward Gracen reportedly privately told friends that he had sexually assaulted her in 1982 (although she has claimed publicly that their tryst was consensual). Christy Zercher, who was a flight attendant on Clinton’s plane in 1992, claimed that he had grabbed her breasts and exposed himself to her. Sandra Allen James claims that he sexually assaulted her during a campaign trip in 1991. A former Democratic activist, Kathleen Willey, accused him of sexually assaulting her in 1993. Paula Jones claimed that he exposed himself to her and asked her to “kiss it.” An unnamed 22-year-old woman accused him of sexual assault in 1972. A University of Arkansas professor claimed that he had “allegedly sexually attacked a female student, groped her and tried to physically trap her in his office.” A piece written by Teresa Hampton and Daniel J. Harris alleges that “former Arkansas students confirmed that Clinton had tried to force himself on them when he was a professor.” In Partners in Power, Roger Morris wrote that a “young woman lawyer in Little Rock claimed that she was accosted by Clinton while he was attorney general and that when she recoiled he forced himself on her, biting and bruising her.” In Uncovering Clinton, another unnamed woman — “the wife of a prominent Democrat” — accused him of sexual assault in 1996, saying he “started getting physical, trying to kiss her, touching her breasts.” Finally, Lieutenant Colonel Robert “Buzz” Patterson wrote in his book, Dereliction of Duty, that a female stewardess on Air Force One had claimed that he had “sexually molested” and “cornered her.”

That makes a total of 14 women. Yes . . . fourteen. Now, I’m not saying that I know for sure that every single one of these allegations is true, but I am saying that I’m no sooner about to believe that fourteen women are lying than I am to believe that Bill Clinton has committed at least some kind of sexual misconduct against at least some woman at some point in time.

As popular as #MeToo is among Democrats now, there is absolutely no possible way for Hillary Clinton to be considered a supporter of it while she is still married to Bill. In fact, when all of these accusations were coming out about her husband, she didn’t just fail to believe them, as #MeToo demands — but she actually went after these women. She attacked them. As I wrote in a piece on the subject back in 2015:

When allegations of sexual misconduct emerged during Bill’s 1992 presidential run, she’s reported to have said “Who is going to find out? These women are trash. Nobody’s going to believe them.” Multiple people also report that she called the women “sluts” and “whores” — you know, for daring to be raped. A private investigator named Ivan Duda claims that, after Bill lost his second governor’s race, Hillary told him: “I want you to get rid of all these b****** he’s seeing . . . I want you to give me the names and addresses and phone numbers, and we can get them under control.”

And there are multiple reports of her and her detectives doing just that. Kathleen Willey — whom Bill allegedly sexually assaulted in 1993 — claims that detectives hired by Hillary threatened her and her children and even killed her cat. Juanita Broaddrick, who accused Bill of raping her in 1978, reports that she was also threatened by Hillary.

Oh, and let’s not forget — she had no problem blaming the (very true) allegations that Bill was having an affair with Lewinsky on a “vast right-wing conspiracy.”

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/10/hillary-clinton-bill-clintons-accusers-dont-fit-into-metoo/amp/

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Anyone who says they support The Clinton Creature AND the #metoo movement is s hypocrite and a fraud.
Posted by AmandaCMatthews | Fri Oct 12, 2018, 02:47 PM (5 replies)

On Thursday a rocket failed. Three humans remain on the ISS. Whats next?

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On Thursday, a Soyuz rocket suffered a catastrophic failure at around the time the second stage began to separate from the first stage. At that moment, the spacecraft's escape system automatically fired, carrying NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin into a ballistic return to Earth. They later landed safely in Kazakhstan.

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What happened to the rocket?

No one is saying for sure, although a Russian investigation has already begun. What we know is that at about two minutes, there was some sort of failure with the first stage of the rocket and/or its strap-on boosters. (Rumors are circulating that perhaps one or two of the boosters didn't properly separate from the first stage).

What happened to the crew?

"We know during their ascent that, certainly, this happened very, very quickly," said NASA deputy astronaut chief Reid Wiseman during the agency's news conference. "On the order of less than a second, they had a booster-emergency light illuminate in the Soyuz. We know that that light came on, which signaled that there was an anomaly with the ascent stage. Their abort motor fired, and that's very quick. I would call that an acute onset of g. Very brief, but very high, to get them away from the booster.

(Note: There has been a lot of speculation as to whether the abort motor fired automatically, or whether the crew had to trigger an escape manually. Two well-placed sources said Thursday night that the Soyuz's automatic system worked as intended, as Wiseman describes here).

Wiseman continues: "So now they're in their reentry module, and the first thing we heard them report is that they had sensed weightlessness because they had been removed from the booster and they were now free-falling back to Earth. Then the next call that we had from them is that they were feeling fine. We are well-trained for all of these events, and the crew handled their procedures exactly as we had planned." Later, Hague and Ovchinin returned by plane to Baikonur in Kazakhstan and were united with their families. Soon, they will fly to Star City near Moscow and take part in the investigation.

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That’s some fantastic engineering and even better luck for the crew!
Posted by AmandaCMatthews | Fri Oct 12, 2018, 02:25 PM (7 replies)

Roberts refers ethics complaints against Kavanaugh to federal judges

When does this crap end? We’ve got other important business to attend to. This goes on until the election I bet. I wonder if the media turns it into a circus like last time?

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Roberts refers ethics complaints against Kavanaugh to federal judges

Chief Justice John Roberts is referring complaints about statements made by new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to federal judges outside the Beltway.

In a letter posted Wednesday on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals website, Roberts announced that he has asked judges who handle ethics complaints for the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to deal with the claims.

Roberts said in his letter that he was initially notified of complaints against Kavanaugh on Sept. 20. The complaints deal with statements Kavanaugh made during his confirmation hearings and were initially filed with the D.C. Circuit, where Kavanaugh served for 12 years before joining the high court.

In a statement issued Saturday, D.C. Circuit Judge Karen Henderson said the complaints only "seek investigations ... of the public statements has made as a nominee to the Supreme Court." Kavanaugh was confirmed to the high court that same day after a contentious nomination process that included allegations of sexual misconduct dating back to his days as a high school and college student.

Roberts received the first three of 15 eventual complaints a week before Kavanaugh's angry denial of a sexual assault allegation by Christine Blasey Ford.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/roberts-refers-ethics-complaints-against-kavanaugh-to-federal-judges.amp

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Posted by AmandaCMatthews | Wed Oct 10, 2018, 10:09 PM (36 replies)

This is How the Russians Got to Lindsey Graham

Apparently some people are still pushing the RUSSIA! DID IT bullshit. This pisses me off to no end considering how the whole RUSSIA! thing was a Clinton Creature, DNC, FBI, CIA instigated maneuver to delegitimize first the campaign and then the administration of the person who won the election.

I always wonder if these people either don’t read the news on what dirty trucks and lies are being uncovered, if they’re trying to gaslight everyone (such a futile gesture), or if they’re that damn dumb.

I wonder if Graham is going to throw another hissy if he finds out the dolts on the ‘left’ are trying to make him look like a money grubbing traitor, a guy who’s got secrets that the RUSSIANS! are holding over his head, or simply because some idiots think they can tie every action or statement from a rightie that some ‘lefty’ doesn’t like to RUSSIA!

I’m just posting the jackasses ‘conclusion’. The whole article is a meandering mess trying to back it up.

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To recap, the largest donation that Graham received in 2016 was from Blavatnik, who connects him to the Kremlin. Blavatnik’s money connects him to a Russian oligarch who was apparently pinging Trump’s secret server. It also connects him to the Russian-UK-American illegal data analytics and social media propaganda operation that helped get Trump elected. Far from being a legitimate Trump critic, Graham has been one of the offshoots of this democracy-strangling vine of corrupt influence from the very beginning.

Graham’s ferocious defense of Kavanaugh needs to be viewed in this light. Trump nominated Kavanaugh originally because of Kavanaugh’s history as a partisan hatchet man, and his expansive view of a Republican president’s executive power. But it could be that Trump isn’t the only one who wants a Supreme Court vote in his pocket because he’s worried about what the Mueller investigation might find. Lindsey Graham might have something to hide, too.

It has been speculated that Graham is “angling” to be the next Attorney General of the United States if and when Trump fires Jeff Sessions. In August, Graham seemed to telegraph his blessing for Trump to replace Sessions. He said that any new attorney general would have to let “Mueller … finish his job without political interference.” If Trump moves toward replacing Sessions, we should be very skeptical that this is what Graham actually believes.

https://marcbelisle.com/2018/10/03/this-is-how-the-russians-got-to-lindsey-graham/

Posted by AmandaCMatthews | Sun Oct 7, 2018, 03:03 PM (7 replies)

Ex-boyfriend filed restraining order against third Kavanaugh accuser

This crazy just keeps coming. We’ve got to get past this. There are other things, other really serious things, to deal with. Like the fact that we’re moving missile systems out of ME countries and putting them in other places. Now THAT scares the crap out of me.

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Ex-boyfriend filed restraining order against third Kavanaugh accuser

Ex-boyfriend filed restraining order against third Kavanaugh accuser

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A Miami-Dade County court docket shows a petition for injunction against Swetnick was filed March 1, 2001, by her former boyfriend, Richard Vinneccy, who told POLITICO Wednesday the two had dated for four years before they broke up.
Thirteen days later, the case was dismissed, not long after an affidavit of non-ability to advance fees was filed.

According to Vinneccy, Swetnick threatened him after they broke up and even after he got married to his current wife and had a child.

“Right after I broke up with her, she was threatening my family, threatening my wife and threatening to do harm to my baby at that time,” Vinneccy said in a telephone interview with POLITICO. "I know a lot about her.”

"She’s not credible at all,” he said. “Not at all.”

https://apple.news/AxDl531auSu2QpAOZ1qgqTQ

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Posted by AmandaCMatthews | Thu Sep 27, 2018, 07:24 AM (0 replies)

Is there a police report for any gang rape during

years in question relative to the school or any of these people supposedly involved? If multiple guys raping female party attendees went on, did no one ever ‘object’?

I was thinking that if this was a regular habit that at least ONE victim might have reported it to someone somewhere.

Just asking.
Posted by AmandaCMatthews | Wed Sep 26, 2018, 03:22 PM (8 replies)
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