“if you want to know why Republicans *will* confirm a nominee this year, watch this video”

In a letter to the opposition, Lindsey Graham lays out the historical argument for voting soon on the Supreme Court opening, and then:

Lastly, after the treatment of Justice Kavanaugh I now have a different view of the judicial confirmation process. Compare the treatment of Robert Bork, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Brett Kavanaugh to that of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan, and it’s clear that there already is one set of rules for a Republican president and one set of rules for a Democrat president.

I therefore think it is important that we proceed expeditiously to process any nomination made by
President Trump.

Has had enough of their nonsense.

Attorney General for the U.S. Virgin Islands demands new Epstein flight logs in lawsuit, Epstein’s contacts in “panic” | Disrn

This woman apparently means business.

Epstein, who owned a home on the island of Little St. James, first had a case built against him when the flight logs of one of his planes, the “Lolita Express,” were subpoenaed in 2009. Pilot David Rodgers subsequently provided the logs, which revealed several famous individuals had frequented the jet, including former President Bill Clinton and Prince Andrew of the U.K. These logs did not include flights made by Larry Visoski, Epstein’s pilot for more than 25 years.

The new logs will provide records for seven additional aircraft from 1998 to 2019.

“The records that have been subpoenaed will make the ones Rodgers provided look like a Post-It note,” said a legal source told The Mirror. “There is panic among many of the rich and famous.”

And when she finishes in the islands, maybe she could come to Cook County.

The Supreme Court is not the Make-a-Wish Foundation

About RPG’s alleged death-bed comment:

If there is a legal argument for why Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky should not fill the vacancy before Election Day, make that argument. If there is a moral argument, make that argument. But don’t fall back on hackneyed, manipulative appeals to emotion. In other words, don’t be like Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York. Don’t be like independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. Make your case without the “dying wish” tearjerker argle-bargle.

The inimitable AOC:

“The very last dying wish of RBG was that her vacancy not be filled until the new president takes office in January. That was her dying wish,” said Ocasio-Cortez.

The congresswoman added, “Mitch McConnell publicly, the night of her passing, he couldn’t wait 24 hours, issued a statement saying that he was going to give Trump a vote in violation of her dying wish. People can say, ‘How appalling,’ people could say, ‘This is horrible,’ et cetera, but we know who this man is. We know who this man is. This is a man who does not care about a dying woman’s final wish, clearly.”


“Unfortunately, Sen. McConnell has decided to go against Justice Ginsburg’s dying wishes and is cementing a shameful legacy of brazen hypocrisy,” said Sanders on Sept. 18. “The right thing to do here is clear, and Senate Republicans know it. We should let voters decide. Period.”

This is the familiar leftist dodge, acting as there wasn’t a vote so we need one right now. Ask the street mob to signal their approval. They never get that republic-not-a-democracy business. Government by referendum.


When it comes to the confirmation of Supreme Court justices, there is no “dying wish” clause in the Constitution. This is the highest court in the United States, after all. Not the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Give that man a silver dollar.

Joe Biden continues to lose notes, mind

Blow by blow account:

“I carry with me — I don’t have it. I gave it, I gave it to my staff. I carry it with me in my pocket a — do I have that around anyone? Where’s my staff? I gave it away anyway …”

He must have found something, because soon he began reading — or trying to read — some statistics. Numbers are not Dementia Joe’s forte, to put it mildly.

This day, he kept repeating the word “military.” But the actual virus numbers were for Michigan, the state he was in, in addition to his perpetual state of confusion.

Perhaps his handlers wrote “MI,” assuming that even someone as simple as Joe Biden could put two and two together. If so, they were misinformed.

“U.S. COVID-infected military uh excuse me U.S. COVID-infected in America, six thousand 344,700 U.S. COVID deaths one thousand 189,506. Military COVID-infected 118,984. Military COVID deaths 6114.”

Actually, Mr. Vice President, the military’s death toll is exactly seven. The fatalities in Michigan, where you were babbling, is actually closer to that six-thousand figure.

Sad about him, mad about Dems who put him up there.

Will Working From Home Kill the Bra Forever? – WSJ

A burning question in at least one circle:

WORN A BRA LATELY? Both anecdotal evidence and sagging sales figures suggest that, in the era of WFH and its corollary, a repudiation of any hint of containment, many women are answering “no” to that question. Which is why this column will focus not on a garment that’s being worn but one that’s been cast aside.

Hadn’t thought of it myself.

Moving on a Supreme Nominee – WSJ

A good argument for getting a 9th justice now:

One good argument for a vote before Nov. 3 is having a full Court of nine Justices in the event of a contested election (see nearby). The country would not be well served by 4-4 votes that allow disputes to be settled by a cacophony of lower courts. The Court itself will suffer if it looks dysfunctional on the crucial legal questions surrounding the legitimacy of an election. If Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has the votes to confirm, the case for doing so before Nov. 3 is compelling.

Of course, there’s no good argument at all, per Dems.