Friday Scattershot

Thank God it’s Friday, and we are one day closer to getting Bret Kavanaugh confirmed to the Supreme Court, if everything goes according to plan.

Even if the Senate’s confirmation vote goes awry, there may be permanent damage done to the Democrat brand.  There are a few signs suggesting that to be the case; and here’s one of those signs.  From The Federalist:

I have become a unicorn. My metamorphosis didn’t require a magic spell or potion, or even a trip to a well-reviewed plastic surgeon to add a horn to my head. All it took was Democrats’ treatment of Brett Kavanaugh over the last few weeks to turn me into that elusive creature: a minority, immigrant woman who supports Republicans.

Interesting, yes?  There’s more, of course in the post.

Fast-forward to 2018, and Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court. Protests and vows to block him by any means, “using every available tool,” followed almost immediately. Anybody paying attention knew that things were about to get interesting. Unfortunately, things got less interesting than ugly and convinced me that Democrats are not who they claim to be.

Read the whole thing at the link.

With good reason, a whole lot of attention is being paid to the Senate this week.  There’s never just ONE thing going on in the world, of course.  I was very happy to see that the Trump Administration is bearing down hard on Iran, as revealed in this article at The National Interest.  From TNI:

“The global threat posed by terrorist groups is more complex than ever,” Bolton told reporters.

Bolton argued: “Iran-sponsored terrorist groups such as Lebanese Hezbollah, Hamas and Palestinian jihad continue to pose a threat to the United States and our interests. . . . This is not the Obama administration, would be my message to Iran and anybody else.”

Bolton’s unveiling of an Iran-centric counterterrorism strategy follows his announcement earlier this week of U.S. secession from the 1955 Treaty of Amity with Iran.

Good reading, there.

We’ve already talked about the Communists in the Deep State, working their works in the “resistance”; but of course the totalitarians are everywhere.  Apparently, you can’t spit on a college campus without wetting down a commie, even in Texas.  Take this post from Campus Reform, for instance.  From the CR article:

Communism sympathizers at the University of Texas-Austin posted on Wednesday the phone numbers, emails, jobs, and other information linked to members of the Young Conservatives of Texas at the University of Texas-Austin, who demonstrated in support of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

The Autonomous Student Network in Austin, Texas (ASN), whose website encourages “anarchy” and “communism,” posted the information in a Twitter thread that linked to a blog entitled “THE YCT: NOT JUST RACISTS, BUT RAPE APOLOGISTS TOO!”

Y’all should follow the link and read the whole story.

Can one “sympathize” with communism without being communist?  I have my doubts.  Dang near anything is possible, though, where unhinged academics get together, just ask Steven Crowder about his reception on the sidewalk outside Texas Christian University, when Crowder dared to posit that “rape culture” doesn’t actually exist on college campuses.  It seems that our institutions of highers learning have their work cut out for them.  We can’t expect people to understand the threat that communism poses to the American ideal, when so few Americans understand what Socialism is.

There is enough reading for y’all in this post to occupy your time.  Now, if y’all will excuse me, I’m going to the grocery store.