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The Amazing Nancy *Kreskin*: I Predict That None of the Justices Will Be In Danger This Weekend!

Filed under: General — Dana @ 4:49 pm

[guest post by Dana]

In a follow-up to my post yesterday, I wanted to update you on Nancy Pelosi’s comments about death threats and Supreme Court Justices.

But first, as you recall, Justice Kavanaugh was the target of a death threat yesterday. A suspect, armed with a Glock 17 pistol, ammunition, a knife, zip ties, pepper spray, and duct tape was arrested near Kavanaugh’s home. The suspect told law enforcement that he intended to break into Kavanaugh’s house and kill him.

After yesterday’s events, GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy attempted to bring the Supreme Court Police Parity Act, which has been delayed by Democrats since it passed the Senate one month ago, to the floor – without much success:

‘Over a month ago, the Senate unanimously passed a bill to provide more security for Supreme Court Justices and their family… But House Democrats have let that bill gather dust. This is the same Party whose heated rhetoric has encouraged political pressure on conservative Justices.’

…McCarthy attempted to bring the bill to the floor on Wednesday evening the Supreme Court Police Parity Act, but when the president presiding over the session asked for a bipartisan effort to bring it to the floor, only Republicans said that they did not object while Democrats did not respond.

Nancy Pelosi,who wants to see said protections in the bill extended to clerks and other staff, attempted to defend further delay of getting the bill onto the floor for a vote:

Nancy Pelosi defended her decision not to bring a bill for a vote that would provide more security for Supreme Court Justices and their families until next week by saying Thursday that ‘no one is in danger over the weekend.’

‘The Justices are protected,’ she reiterated.

‘There will be a bill,’ Pelosi added, ‘but nobody is in danger over the weekend because of not having a bill.’

It’s mind-numbing that Pelosi insists that the Justices are not going to be in danger this weekend, given yesterday’s obviously dangerous situation. She simply can’t predict with any assurance that they won’t be in danger. She does not know that. And it’s even less likely to be true given that protesters continue to march in front of the Kavanaugh home today. You know how people complain about how ugly and polarized we are as a nation? Well, actions like Pelosi’s only serve to increase polarization. Agreeing or disagreeing with any position a Justice might take on an issue should not factor into the obvious and increasing need for extended protections for their families. And if it does, then shame on that politician for the craven politicization of an issue of basic safety and decency.

And here’s the bottom line: If Kagan or Sotomayor had a death threat made against them and the suspect was arrested near their homes, Pelosi would have moved heaven and earth, and with an absolute urgency made sure this bill was passed immediately, even in its current form. And that would have been the morally right thing to do. As it stands, however, playing politics with fathers’ and mothers’ and childrens’ lives is an ugliness that everyone on both sides of the aisle should collectively condemn.

P.S. President Biden condemned the actions of the suspect yesterday, and also reiterated the need for the assured safety for the justices and their families, without any caveats:

“The president condemns the actions of this individual in strong terms and is grateful to law enforcement for quickly taking him into custody,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters aboard Air Force One.

“As the president has consistently made clear, public officials, including judges, must be able to do their jobs without concern for their personal safety or that of their families, and any threats of violence or attempts to intimidate judges have no place in our society,” Jean-Pierre continued.

[Ed. I want to make it clear that I used the report at the Daily Mail for this post because it had the greater compilation of quotes from other briefer reports on the issue.]


10 Responses to “The Amazing Nancy *Kreskin*: I Predict That None of the Justices Will Be In Danger This Weekend!”

  1. Hello.

    Dana (1225fc)

  2. Picket Biden’s weekend house. Get in the face of the SS agents. See what happens.

    Kevin M (eeb9e9)

  3. The Amazing Nancy *Kreskin*

    ROFLMAO – wow, Dana, laughed so hard reading that– sort of dates us actually knowing who the Amazing Kreskin is– or was. LOLOLOLOL

    DCSCA (d9ec3c)

  4. Picket Biden’s weekend house. Get in the face of the SS agents. See what happens.

    Corruption happens:

    Biden Detailee Entangled in Secret Service Bribery Scheme

    More details are emerging about the four Secret Service employees entangled in an alleged bribery scheme carried out by two men accused of masquerading as Department of Homeland Security law enforcement agents.

    DCSCA (d9ec3c)

  5. [Reposted from wrong thread.]

    Pelosi is 82 years old. She has no business saying anything other than “Will I get ice cream if I finish my creamed spinach? Chocolate? Please? Please?”

    How the blazes did we let these old fogies get so old and still remain in government? We’re like the mid-80s Soviet Union.

    nk (3ad000)

  6. It’s mind-numbing that Pelosi insists that the Justices are not going to be in danger this weekend, given yesterday’s obviously dangerous situation.

    Apparently the Cluster B-riddled “Ruth Sent Us” goons were stalking Kavanaugh’s daughter at her school, as well.

    And all because they want to be free to have an abortion up until the kid’s feet fully emerge from the birth canal, for any reason whatsoever. I’m certainly all for these psychotics not passing along their defective genes to any offspring they might otherwise have, not to mention the crippling mental illnesses they’d saddle the kids with, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a conversation to be had as to when a fetus becomes a baby and deserves legal protections.

    Factory Working Orphan (2775f0)

  7. The Left has already sent the attempt on Brett Kavanaugh down the proverbial memory hole.

    Why should we think Pelosi and company are being any more fair and honest concerning the TV show they are putting on?

    DN (f72143)

  8. New group: “Your fetus sent us”

    Kevin M (eeb9e9)

  9. I am sure that if anything happened nancy would offer the standard conservative clap trap of thoughts and prayers.

    asset (e7b9f6)

  10. The original Kreskin is still around. Here is an interesting quote attributed to him:

    Kreskin is aware of both the benefits and dangers of hypnotism and claims that given an audience of 200 people, “I’ll have them seeing flying saucers. Take the same crowd to Time Square on a hot evening and you can have them screaming ‘fire’.”

    Kreskin says Hitler, used hypnotic techniques in his speeches—the torchlight parades and the sombre drum beating being evidence of this.

    “Using suggestion, I could never make someone do something he didn’t want to do. But it’s different in a crowd,” says Kreskin. “Psychologists don’t know why, but somehow the level of morality is lowered and responsibility is lost.”[16]

    nk (1a39b9)

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