Miyam_Musashi comments

Posted in: Woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct comes forward See in context

Woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct comes forward - Headline

Cry me a river. If this was assault, she certainly had half a century to file a complaint. I suspect she is being paid to do this. Why does she need a lawyer and who is paying for this lawyer? She should be held to testify under oath and if that happens will undoubtedly take the fifth. All except the obstructionist Democrats and Never-Trumps see through the farce and charade.

The only "witness" of this manufactured charge, Mark Judge, named as the third person in the room, states the allegations were "absolutely nuts". Their peers in high school denounce the allegations in support of the judge.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh will be Supreme Court Associate Justice Kavanaugh, one of the brightest legal stars of our era, as scheduled and without delay.

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Posted in: Republicans dodge, weave around Trump's hurricane tweets See in context

A bunch of liberal kids from George Washington U conducted a study and concluded 3,000 died from Hurricane Maria. What isn't reported is that this number isn't about actual dead people who died in the storm but included stats and projections of people 6 months after the catastrophe (i.e. died in their sleep, died after a bar brawl, died from car accidents, etc.)

All of the students presumably got an A+ for meeting their goal of making FEMA and President Trump look awful, with huge kudos from the Democrat gov. of PR, who in turn promised that his administration would end the endemic billion-dollar corruption that put the island in dire straits in the first place.

Job well done all around!

In the meantime, 300,000 people or more are estimated to have died due to Obama's "red line in the sand". No one graduated with honors in that report.

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Posted in: Trump vents anger over book; Woodward says Kelly, Mattis denials of quotes untrue See in context

Trump vents anger over book; Woodward says Kelly, Mattis denials of quotes untrue - Headline

No matter what, President Trump will run the country through 2024, followed by eight years of President Pence, and, if the last two years are an indication, the country will be far better off in every aspect.

Make America Great Again resonates.

The opposition party has zero ideas, save for obstructionism, the desperate relitigation of the lost 2016 election, and a rejected socialist agenda.

Deal with it!

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Posted in: Australian newspaper defies criticism, reprints Serena Williams cartoon See in context

It's called free speech.

Serena's behavior was embarrassing and despicable, unquestionably unworthy of a champion, sadly more that of a sore loser.

Twitter, Facebook and other social media responses were far more vicious than this cartoon.

Did she deserve to be painted as stomping, raging and overweight?

Did President Trump deserve his London baby blimp?

To the p.c. leftist, identity politics crowd, have a life!

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Posted in: Insider Trump resisters are not heroes See in context

Insider Trump resisters are not heroes

By Peter Van Buren

Excellent article. 

It reflects on Mr. Van Buren's own experience, as stated in the article, as a State Department whistleblower who lost his career to tell the truth about the Iraq war, narrated in his book "We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the Battle for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People (American Empire Project)". 

Also of interest, "Ghosts of Tom Joad: A Story of the #99 Percent", written years before the 2016 election.

Thanks for this high quality article, Japan Today.

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Posted in: Osaka charms Japan with her manners — and broken Japanese See in context

She played her heart under the Japanese flag as a Japanese professional tennis player and brought such great honor to Japan.

That should be more than enough.

Fact is, her mixed race bestowed upon her the height and build to compete at the highest level, quite comparable to the Williams sisters at their prime. She trained at the heart of the tennis world in South Florida to reach her true potential.

Japan and the entire world were all incredibly proud of her poise and humility in raising her first Grand Slam trophy as US Open Tennis Champion.

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Posted in: Trump vents anger over book; Woodward says Kelly, Mattis denials of quotes untrue See in context

Woodward: Keeps notes and records interviews. Has impeccable credentials as a journalist.

Kelly and Mattis: Have jobs to lose.

It's too easy to see which two of the three are lying about not saying things.

The word of two United States Marine Corps Generals against the musings of a has-been star reporter of the Nixon era who seeks a little relevance and a little cash.

For avowed leftists who just can't accept the hard fact that President Trump won the election fair and square against one of the worst presidential candidates who squandered her overwhelming advantage, the tooth fairy wins hands down.

That is until he sadly once again becomes irrelevant, let's say, by this weekend, and the left in turn goes into another desperate hissy fit.

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Posted in: Arguing, booing overshadow Osaka's U.S. Open final win over Williams See in context

Not only did Osaka demonstrate a steely nerve in the face of daunting pressure, but she was quicker than Williams and hit the ball harder and cleaner. Williams hit 21 unforced errors to Osaka’s 14, and Osaka won 73 percent of points on her first serve to 63 percent for Williams. - New report.

She also had 6 aces to William's 3. Objectively, Naomi outplayed Serena who couldn't handle the younger lady's serve. Unfortunate that Serena suffered a massive meltdown (not her first) and the crowd wanted a hard fought match without the gimme game.

In the end, Naomi Osaka, the underdog youngster, holds her composure and becomes Japan's newest and most amazing national sports hero and the new darling of the tennis world.

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Posted in: Obama rebukes Trump and Republicans for abuses of power; urges Democrats to vote See in context

This is a major difference in Obama and Trump, and I think many of Trump's supporters truly hate Obama just because he is a critical thinker with high intelligence, and it just pisses them off, when they can't comprehend intelligent a person as Obama is, and, in mentally and emotionally limited opposition, listen to a buffoon.

You disagree with President Trump's politics but can't hold anything against his performance, thus the ad hominem attack. Have we ever called Obama a buffoon?

As for that "critical thinking with high intelligence", how is it that Obama as editor of the Harvard Review never published a single article? How is it that he fights in court against the production of his college records? Is he ashamed of his grades? Was he a product of affirmative action as half black also registered as a foreign student?

Obama's "intelligence" is a myth. A glib talker, yes. A closet radical Marxist, yes. He's not a buffoon (your word), but he simply can't fool all of the people all of the time.

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Posted in: Obama rebukes Trump and Republicans for abuses of power; urges Democrats to vote See in context

Obama rebukes Trump and Republicans for abuses of power; urges Democrats to vote - Headline

Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.

Sorry but the country's done with "white guilt"; the emperor was clothed in Marxist ideology and tried to fundamentally change American society. No dice.

Eight years of Solyndra, Occupy Wall Street, Obamacare passed in the dead of night on Christmas Eve 2009, the apology tour, the fake Nobel Peace prize, $1.7 billion to Iran used largely to fund terrorism, Benghazi, the rise of sanctuary cities, the list goes on ad nauseam.

We remember.

No thanks, Barack.

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Posted in: Obama rebukes Trump and Republicans for abuses of power; urges Democrats to vote See in context

The country dodged a bullet with Clinton. 

It's great to be reminded by the same glib and hip nothing-but-talk community organizer and false messiah who once famously promised "if you like your doctor, you keep your doctor", used the IRS and other government agencies against his political enemies, and racked up $9 trillion in debt all by himself. 

Fine way to fire up and motivate us little voters! We'll "cling to our guns and religion" if you don't mind, but we'll make sure you do succeed and stay out of our lives.

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Posted in: Anonymous official says Trump staff working against 'amoral' president: New York Times See in context

Headline: Anonymous official says Trump staff working against 'amoral' president - New York Times

Clearly another fake news hit piece, but does it matter?

On issues that matter, i.e. earning a paycheck, President Trump is winning. Brett Kavanaugh will be the next Supreme Court Associate Justice. Blacks and Hispanics for the Trump agenda are increasing poll after poll. The US/Mexico revised NAFTA has been agreed upon in broad terms. Democrats now have to deal with the rise of socialists, a euphemism for communists I should add, abhorrent to the majority of Americans.

Midterms are just around the corner.

I wonder how many more motivational pieces the once venerable Gray Lady, now an indisputably biased rag, and its ilk in the fake news sector will print or broadcast to turn out the vote.

Keep up the good work guys!

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Posted in: Kaepernick ads spark boycott calls, but Nike is seen as winning in the end See in context

Kaepernick ads spark boycott calls, but Nike is seen as winning in the end - Headline

I doubt it. Suddenly American consciousness is awakened to the fact that New Balance sneakers are 100% Made in the USA, along with at least 10 other brands including some Reebok lines. They're just as stylish and oftentimes much more reasonably priced.

The Nike board should have done a better job than choosing as their front man a jobless one-trick pony who couldn't read defense and radical leftist activist who wore socks that depicted police officers as cartoon pigs.

Nike's going down in the way NFL ratings have gone down and are projected to be plunge even lower, as far as 63 million Americans are concerned.

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Posted in: New book by Woodward says Trump wanted Syrian leader killed See in context

From General James Mattis, Secretary of Defense:

"The contemptuous words about the President attributed to me in Woodward's book were never uttered by me or in my presence. While I generally enjoy reading fiction, this is a uniquely Washington brand of literature, and his anonymous sources do not lend credibility.

"While responsible policy making in the real world is inherently messy, it is also essential that we challenge every assumption to find the best option. I embrace such debate and the open competition of ideas. In just over a year, these robust discussions and deliberations have yielded significant results, including the near annihilation of the ISIS caliphate, unprecedented burden sharing by our NATO allies, the repatriation of U.S. service member remains from North Korea, and the improved readiness of our armed forces. Our defense policies have also enjoyed overwhelming bipartisan support in Congress.

"In serving in this administration, the idea that I would show contempt for the elected Commander-in-Chief, President Trump, or tolerate disrespect to the office of the President from within our Department of Defense, is a product of someone's rich imagination."

— Secretary Mattis

It's obvious Woodward did not interview Mattis; doubtful he actually interviewed "top aides".

"For this book, Woodward spoke to top aides and other insiders with the understanding that he would not reveal how he got his information, the Post reported."

Like we should care. Another "respected pundit" goes down the drain.

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Posted in: Obama, Meghan McCain rebuke Trump in tribute to fallen senator See in context

President Trump issued a four-word reply Saturday after several speakers at weekend funerals for U.S. Sen. John McCain and singer Aretha Franklin and made him a focus of their remarks.

"MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” the president tweeted around 7 p.m. ET.

MAGA

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Posted in: Obama, Meghan McCain rebuke Trump in tribute to fallen senator See in context

A bunch of politicians flocked together and eulogized one of their own. The non-politician who happened to be the President, was resting for Labor Day weekend to be fully charged and to be in charge when the business of running the country resumes, while those same politicians who bashed the President carry on sulking in the background.

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Posted in: What's lost when the president can't show up at a funeral? See in context

I and at least 100 million Americans from both sides of the aisle would rather have this president spend 120% of his time to continue to fix the economy and get on with having real conservatives elected to Congress in order to move things that mater forward full speed ahead. Hail, Sen. McCain, hero American hero and RIP. All the rest is of the story in a non-event.

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Posted in: U.S. Senator John McCain dead at 81 See in context

He was a undoubtedly an American hero but would have been more aligned politically as a "moderate" war hawk Democrat. Unfortunately, as a certified liberal with deep connections with fund-raising lobbyists and the swamp, he would have had trouble getting elected in AZ as a (D). Hope Gov. Ducey names a conservative to finish Sen. McCain's term. And certainly not another RINO in the mold of Sen. Flake.

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Posted in: Okinawa rally mourns governor, opposes U.S. base relocation See in context

And btw, Onoyama doesn't have enough parking, and parking on side streets is illegal and there are few side-streets close enough to hand any over flow parking.

Parking on side streets is illegal but not on that day. The police were with the people. Notice no armed riot policemen, no EMTs, no flag burning, no molotov cocktails. Notice woman and children and entire families.

Cars were on side streets south of Onoyama all the way to Oroku Bowl. West of Onoyama towards and including Aeon Jusco Naha parking lots. North and East were off limits being a JSDF port and the Tsubogawa river.

Buses weren't organize. Okinawa people read the headlines and the obituary. This was a call for action. 70,000 responded, more if not for stormy conditions that day. Hundreds of thousands watched on TV. And they will be heard.

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Posted in: Okinawa rally mourns governor, opposes U.S. base relocation See in context

And if the Americans actually left and China threatened all these signs would be saying yes, and people would be demanding the government protect their children.

Opposing the construction of a new runway over coral reefs at Camp Schwab, and destroying the fragile ecosystem of the small island for something quite redundant and unnecessary given existing bases and installations, does not mean opposing the presence of US military for security purposes nor question their impact on the local economy.

FYI, Camp Schwab is merely a small part of Marine Corps Base Camp Smedley D. Butler, home of the 5th Element of III Marine Expeditionary Force (III MEF) based at Camp Foster. No one is demonstrating against Camp Butler or Camp Foster or Kadena Air Base or the US Navy at White Beach. Okinawans have learned to live with U.S. military personnel, most of whom are courteous, professional and respect local traditions.

Henoko is indeed a political hot potato which should be resolved by level-headed leaders and statesmen who should look not at treaties signed in the aftermath of the Korean war, but rather at present realities.

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Posted in: Okinawa rally mourns governor, opposes U.S. base relocation See in context

"Alright people, the bus ride has come to an end, here is your 1000 yen and this mass printed sign. Please hold it up in front of the staged cameras. You may cover your face if you choose to do so. The bus leaves back to the city in 30 minutes. Wait until the pictures have been taken, please."

It was a stormy day in Okinawa. People drove to the park early morning and parked on side streets as parking lots were overfilled.

This was not one of those hire-a-crowd this obviously American commenter is used to back home.

Most knew at the same time, the body of the beloved governor was being cremated that very day. These people are proud. No one wore masks or were hiding their faces.

Here's a better shot of the event. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/08/11/national/politics-diplomacy/70000-protest-u-s-base-plan-honor-late-okinawa-governor/#.W2-FWegzaM8

To other other commenter who stated:

If anyone has ever been to Onoyama Park, specifically the section where the rally was held, at the walled and fenced in track and field area, you are going to understand that it's next to impossible to fit this many people in that space.

What a load of baloney. Onoyama is a modern park with solar lighting and a public speaker system. It can easily hold over 250,000 people. And yes, I witnessed the event. As well as attended the cremation ceremony.

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Posted in: Okinawa Gov Onaga dies of cancer at 67 See in context

With negotiations on the potential denuclearization of NoKor in the near or mid term, it may be sensible to reassess strategies and put the Henoko relocation on ice, while at the same time ceding back the Futenma Marine Corps Air Station land back to Okinawa, along with Camp Kinser and others. Kadena, Misawa, Yokota, JSDF airfields plus an MCAS in Guam should be considered overkill as it currently stands. Particularly with the current administration's policy of having nations pay for their own defense. Gov. Onaga's delay could have been provident for all concerned.

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Posted in: Okinawa Gov Onaga dies of cancer at 67 See in context

Was he a smoker and that he is why he contracted pancreatic cancer? 

No, he wasn't a smoker. He had cancer in another organ and was though to have been rid of it some years ago. But instead, it metastasized. Shouldn't speculate the worse on the dead. It boomerangs as karma.

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Posted in: Okinawa Gov Onaga dies of cancer at 67 See in context

RIP Governor Takeshi Onaga. For those who did not know him, he was a person of high personal integrity without an iota of corruption over his years of public service. Family businesses or businesses of people close to him never got preferential treatment. He was adverse to "amakudari". His stance was principled: why should his people bear almost the entire burden for the defense of the entire Japanese nation. Why should 50,000 foreigners with special SOFA status with their own driver license system, paying lower road taxes and other defense treaty privileges be absorbed into the small island's population? No other prefecture has this burden. And so forth and so on. He will be missed.

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Posted in: U.S. nuclear commander says he would resist 'illegal' order for strike See in context

General John Hyten told the Halifax Security Forum in response to a question about the conversation he would have with the president on a potential strike.

"We think about these things a lot. When you have this responsibility, how do you not think about it? I provide advice to the president, he'll tell me what to do."

Main stream media, to add its bias flavor to what was NOT said.

President Donald Trump's history of unpredictable and volatile behavior has raised concerns that he could unilaterally order an unnecessary nuclear attack -- an issue recently debated by members of the U.S. Senate.

Not everyone is fooled.

Thank you for your service, General.

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Posted in: Koike quits as head of Party of Hope See in context

I wouldn't count on it. Have you seen how few politicians there are in the Diet (with only two in the cabinet) and Japan continuing to drop down the international rankings for gender equality despite all Abe's puffery about the empowerment of women?

It'd be foolish to count out the first woman governor of Tokyo before the bell rings, wouldn't it?

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Posted in: Koike quits as head of Party of Hope See in context

Smart long play move. Stay out of the fringes and divided opposition, then back to the party in power, on track for the top job. Wouldn't be surprised if the glass ceiling shall have been shattered in the Land of the Rising Sun within a decade.

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Posted in: Show of force See in context

Good of Japan to join. Give us the Forces of Good anytime!

MAGA

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Posted in: Trump unlikely to rebuke Duterte for drug war killings See in context

Why? Clearly the us is a poor example of a Nation that respects human rights. Prime examples? All wars since the second world war. A very dark kettle meeting an equally dark pot!!!

“My name is Uncle Sam, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!” 

Will you cast the first stone against Chicago's Englewood or Riverdale neighborhoods? Human rights violations galore, murder on the streets.

Manila will have its drug-infested slums, tough problems to deal with.

Would President Trump really be in a position to pontificate?

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Posted in: U.S. experts urge Japan to get strike capability over N Korean threat See in context

US ( the people who control US) seems to want wars until all the Japanese are extinct.

Strong opinion but a tad melodramatic.

Priority Number 1. Do not have the Japanese nation feel helpless running for shelters in the wake of external aggression, i.e. NKor threats.

Priority Number 2. Wait 'til the Sino threats come in. By then it may be too late. Uncle Sam is a great ally, but it is not a component of the JSDF. If not "strike", get "counter-strike" capabilities. Quick time.

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