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Varek Raith  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:40:40pm

FFS, wtf am I watching!?
Disgraceful.

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jaunte  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:40:43pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:41:35pm

re: #2 jaunte

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One of the best statements I’ve seen all day.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:42:31pm
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bratwurst  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:44:56pm

Fucking hell…

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:45:12pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:46:07pm

re: #5 bratwurst

Fucking hell…

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They’re going to find out whose office it was. Stupid shit.

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jaunte  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:46:36pm

Why the hell do they keep arguing that the FBI doesn’t reach a conclusion!

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jaunte  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:46:52pm

That’s not what they’re asking for.

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MsJ  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:46:53pm

I have a feeling that Kavanaugh is in some deep shit if he doesn’t get this appointment. Someone paid off his debts. Someone bought him a $92k membership to a private club.

He is on the hook to someone and he is going to lose a lot if he doesn’t get this.

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ObserverArt  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:47:07pm

Just sent an email to NBC News and asked if their panel would ever ask about the elephant in the room?

Merrick Garland. Held up a nomination by Mitch McPublican to get their boy.

Goes to Lindsey Graham’s hammy weeping outrage about the Democrats now holding up the proceedings* to get to the election and hopefully get a better candidate.

And I told them, it might even liven up your ratings for News-O-tainment.

I bet this is happening elsewhere too. Anyone hear that comparison made by the media today? I’m hoping there are some yes answers.

*I’m pretty sure even the Republicans know the possibilities are fairly good it will work for the Democrats like it worked for them.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:47:47pm

re: #6 goddamnedfrank

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Those traits are fine as long as he votes their way on Roe, Citizens United, and other things that matter to them. Kavanaugh could have Lionel Hutz’s knowledge of the law but if he talked the conservative game on the judiciary, he’d be good. That was Harriett Miers’ mistake. She was unqualified and a bad pick but she would have gotten right wing support if she had given them the talking points they wanted and to her credit, she didn’t.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:48:05pm
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goddamnedfrank  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:48:07pm

re: #8 jaunte

Why the hell do they keep arguing that the FBI doesn’t reach a conclusion!

Right. The FBI recommends charges and denies security clearances all the fucking time.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:48:17pm

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:48:21pm

re: #10 MsJ

I have a feeling that Kavanaugh is in some deep shit if he doesn’t get this appointment. Someone paid off his debts. Someone bought him a $92k membership to a private club.

He is on the hook to someone and he is going to lose a lot if he doesn’t get this.

Yep. Something’s up.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:48:39pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:49:01pm

the GOP senators sure got the talking points down

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:49:19pm

re: #6 goddamnedfrank

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Big Beautiful Door  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:50:00pm

re: #8 jaunte

Why the hell do they keep arguing that the FBI doesn’t reach a conclusion!

Its a rightwing talking point; first saw it from a wingnut on FB yesterday.

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jaunte  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:50:11pm

Augh is a real hater.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:50:13pm

re: #17 Charles Johnson

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I can remember when Republican senators unashamably talked about holding up anyone HRC nominated too. Mitch, Grassley, Graham, and all these crocodile tears are a load of shit. Maybe you shouldn’t have pulled this stunt with Merrick Garland. We haven’t forgotten and we’re not going to. And you Mitch will go down in history as a scoundrel of the worst kind up there with the men who fought to protect Jim Crow.

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jaunte  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:50:39pm

He just can’t keep his face calm.

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mmmirele  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:50:43pm

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dangerman  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:51:10pm

re: #6 goddamnedfrank

It’s honestly amazing that someone this bumbling, inconsistent, combative, and evasive will still get the vast majority of GOP Senators to vote for him.

…is a federal judge
…may very well become a supreme court justice

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Chrysicat  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:51:20pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:51:36pm

re: #24 mmmirele

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can't think of a decent username  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:51:47pm

All the Republicans lining up to kiss Kavanaugh’s ass just reminds me that they’ll do anything for the cult. When Trump tells ‘em it’s time to murder their neighbors, they’ll do it without hesitation. If he tells ‘em to murder their children, they won’t hesitate. If he tells them it’s time to drink the cyanide, they’ll sing hymns about going home.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:51:52pm

re: #2 jaunte

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Brett Kavanaugh’s seething rage & fury throughout his testimony & his blatant disrespect for senators asking questions pursuant to their constitutional duty are wholly unacceptable. He lacks temperament to be judge anywhere.

2:37 PM - 27 Sep 2018

Isn’t this the Clarence Thomas playbook? He got away with this and is seated on the SC. Brett may very well succeed too, although in this case he’s not a minority fighting against a panel of people who don’t look like him.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:52:05pm

re: #22 HappyWarrior

I can remember when Republican senators unashamably talked about holding up anyone HRC nominated too. Mitch, Grassley, Graham, and all these crocodile tears are a load of shit. Maybe you shouldn’t have pulled this stunt with Merrick Garland. We haven’t forgotten and we’re not going to. And you Mitch will go down in history as a scoundrel of the worst kind up there with the men who fought to protect Jim Crow.

I wish GOP Senators could get this outraged about the Russian hacking of our election and DJT’s collusion with Russia.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:52:07pm

I know I repeat myself, but…this is exactly what the right wants.

The basis of their worldview is that their rage has inherent veracity, and that their righteousness emanates from their identity. Because these assumptions cannot be questioned, all skepticism is attack, all attack is existential threat, and that threat justifies any counter, including retaliatory acts that undermine the very principles and morals that (supposedly) are the fixed point of that inherent virtue.

The signifier engulfs and consumes the signified. Symbols matter more than what is symbolized.

An incontinent man demanding respect while giving none, demanding power while refusing to accept questions about his qualification, openly declaring his biases even as he claims to be impartial, is the perfect crystalline representation of how completely empty of substance these folks are.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:52:07pm

re: #25 dangerman

…is a federal judge
…may very well become a supreme court justice

Maybe I’m crazy but I still think his existing job is a giant quid quo pro for his work in the 90’s.

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jaunte  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:52:20pm

He’s acting like someone who has never seen a courtroom drama where the guilty actor acts guilty.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:52:33pm

re: #30 Sir John Barron

I wish GOP Senators could get this outraged about the Russian hacking of our election and DJT’s collusion with Russia.

Why would they? Trump benefits them.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:52:58pm

Kavanaugh really stumbling

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Sir John Barron  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:53:04pm

re: #8 jaunte

Why the hell do they keep arguing that the FBI doesn’t reach a conclusion!

But they wanted the FBI to prosecute Hillary.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:53:06pm

re: #33 jaunte

He’s acting like someone who has never seen a courtroom drama where the guilty actor acts guilty.

Because he never anticipated himself to be on the other side of this.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:54:49pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:55:31pm

This fucking guy is unreal. He just interrupted Blumenthal, then yelled “Let me finish, please!”

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calochortus  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:55:36pm

I’m back. Did I miss anything? I see that we’ve deep-sixed our sex crimes prosecutor in favor of hysterical GOP senators.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:55:50pm

re: #38 Charles Johnson

Acts like he’s on the verge of getting a job for life.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:56:20pm

Blumenthal just got him good on the baseball game. Noticed that Kavanaugh made a point of bragging that he paid for all the tickets and even that George Brett normally a third baseman played left field that evening.

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BeachDem  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:56:28pm

re: #28 can’t think of a decent username

All the Republicans lining up to kiss Kavanaugh’s ass just reminds me that they’ll do anything for the cult. When Trump tells ‘em it’s time to murder their neighbors, they’ll do it without hesitation. If he tells ‘em to murder their children, they won’t hesitate. If he tells them it’s time to drink the cyanide, they’ll sing hymns about going home.

All their ferocity was turned outwards, against the enemies of the State, against foreigners, traitors, saboteurs, thought-criminals. It was almost normal for people over thirty to be frightened of their own children.”
― George Orwell, 1984

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Sir John Barron  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:56:35pm

re: #40 calochortus

I’m back. Did I miss anything? I see that we’ve deep-sixed our sex crimes prosecutor in favor of hysterical GOP senators.

The woman with the ladyparts was only brought on to interrogate Ford.

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jaunte  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:56:49pm

Great, now we’ll have Crapo explain that the FBI doesn’t come to a conclusion.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:57:08pm

Mike Lee reminds me of a sober Joe McCarthy.

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A hollow voice says, Covfefe.  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:57:12pm

I am touched by all the Repug Senators’ sympathy for Dr. Ford. Which doesn’t extend to BELIEVING WHAT SHE SAYS. I suppose they want to pat her on the back and lead her gently away.

As they say on The Good Place, Senators, go fork youselves with a rusty pitchfork.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:57:15pm

re: #41 Sir John Barron

Acts like he’s on the verge of getting a job for life.

Well when practically half of the people there not only want to give him the job for life but want to treat him as if his shit don’t stink, I can see why he’s arrogant. It would be nice if he could at least act humble and realize he’s applying for a job that only a select few men and women have had before him.

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KGxvi  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:57:34pm

re: #39 Charles Johnson

This fucking guy is unreal. He just interrupted Blumenthal, then yelled “Let me finish, please!”

I turned on the live stream just for a second and caught him responding to Blumenthal saying “the reason we’re all here” with “the reason we’re all here is because of an allegation that all four witnesses have said didn’t happen.” If I was defending a deposition and my client said something like that, I’d ask for a break, take them outside and tell them that while I’ll be there for the rest of the deposition, they’re fucking fired and need a new attorney.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:57:35pm

re: #46 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

Mike Lee reminds me of a sober Joe McCarthy.

Him and Ted Cruz are awful.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:57:52pm

re: #45 jaunte

Great, now we’ll have Crapo explain that the FBI doesn’t come to a conclusion.

Then why were they all outraged when the FBI didn’t charge HRC?

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ObserverArt  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:58:10pm

re: #23 jaunte

He just can’t keep his face calm.

I bet he can be just like this in his working environment too.

You can’t be this hair trigger and not be all the time.

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calochortus  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:58:27pm

re: #44 Sir John Barron

The woman with the ladyparts was only brought on to interrogate Ford.

She was questioning in lieu of the first couple GOP guys when I left. After that whacked out opening statement it was fairly surreal.

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Sir John Barron  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:58:41pm

re: #49 KGxvi

I turned on the live stream just for a second and caught him responding to Blumenthal saying “the reason we’re all here” with “the reason we’re all here is because of an allegation that all four witnesses have said didn’t happen.” If I was defending a deposition and my client said something like that, I’d ask for a break, take them outside and tell them that while I’ll be there for the rest of the deposition, they’re fucking fired and need a new attorney.

None of the witnesses were questioned, apparently.

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jaunte  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:58:44pm
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Skip Intro  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:59:14pm

re: #40 calochortus

I’m back. Did I miss anything? I see that we’ve deep-sixed our sex crimes prosecutor in favor of hysterical GOP senators.

You could say that the GOP just did a back alley abortion on her.

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calochortus  Sep 27, 2018 • 2:59:24pm

re: #47 A hollow voice says, Covfefe.

I am touched by all the Repug Senators’ sympathy for Dr. Ford. Which doesn’t extend to BELIEVING WHAT SHE SAYS. I suppose they want to pat her on the back head and lead her gently away.

As they say on The Good Place, Senators, go fork youselves with a rusty pitchfork.

Fixed

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ObserverArt  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:00:15pm

re: #28 can’t think of a decent username

All the Republicans lining up to kiss Kavanaugh’s ass just reminds me that they’ll do anything for the cult. When Trump tells ‘em it’s time to murder their neighbors, they’ll do it without hesitation. If he tells ‘em to murder their children, they won’t hesitate. If he tells them it’s time to drink the cyanide, they’ll sing hymns about going home.

Can we move the GOP and their backers cyanide drinking up first in your list?

Thanks!

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:00:20pm

The baseball game story is just vagueness about it was a great time. See I go to baseball games a lot too and I always have specific memories, maybe it was some good natured heckling that I engaged in or maybe an awesome play or some cool people we met at the game, the last game I went to, we sat next to some native Spanish speakers and my SiL’s sister’s husband was able to tell us where they were from. Buncha white people enjoying the O’s with some people from the DR. Kavanaugh is just saying it was a great time, comradery, etc.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:00:56pm

re: #8 jaunte

Why the hell do they keep arguing that the FBI doesn’t reach a conclusion!

it works the same way as constantly screech “NO COLLUSION!!11!!”

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Dave In Austin  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:00:59pm

Y’all know they are calling for cloture vote tomorrow, and the full Senate, Sat.
Dump is calling them to just do it.

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CongoJack  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:01:40pm

re: #57 calochortus

Fixed

Fixed…. again….

I am touched by all the Repug Senators’ sympathy for Dr. Ford. Which doesn’t extend to BELIEVING WHAT SHE SAYS. I suppose they want to pat her on the back head bottom and lead her gently away.

As they say on The Good Place, Senators, go fork youselves with a rusty pitchfork.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:02:11pm

I’m seeing a few thousand more votes slip over to the “D” column every time Kavanaugh opens his mouth.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:03:06pm

re: #63 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I’m seeing a few thousand more votes slip over to the “D” column every time Kavanaugh opens his mouth.

He’s helping me make the case for the woman(Jennifer Wexton) running against his friend Barbara Comstock who hasn’t commented on this at all.

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calochortus  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:03:17pm

re: #62 CongoJack

Fixed…. again….

I am touched by all the Repug Senators’ sympathy for Dr. Ford. Which doesn’t extend to BELIEVING WHAT SHE SAYS. I suppose they want to pat her on the back head bottom and lead her gently away.

As they say on The Good Place, Senators, go fork youselves with a rusty pitchfork.

And fixed better! I salute you, sir.

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makeitstop  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:03:59pm
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electrotek  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:04:57pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:05:01pm

Kavanaugh will be confirmed tomorrow.

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Targetpractice  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:05:05pm

This whole act is about keeping Donny from ditching him. I have no doubt that he heard the reports that His Orangeness was pissed about the way Dr. Ford’s hearing was going and made the decision that being as belligerent as possible would win back his The Don’s favor. Just as Mitchell’s orders were to ask questions in as quick and pointed a way as possible so they could shove her aside in time to light their hair afire.

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jaunte  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:05:27pm
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electrotek  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:06:27pm

re: #68 GlutenFreeJesus

Kavanaugh will be confirmed tomorrow.

Fuck this country if that ever fucking happens.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:07:01pm

re: #71 electrotek

Yup.

It’s clear Kavanaugh is a vindictive dick. He’s going to use his seat to get revenge.

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ObserverArt  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:07:03pm

re: #40 calochortus

I’m back. Did I miss anything? I see that we’ve deep-sixed our sex crimes prosecutor in favor of hysterical GOP senators.

They didn’t need “the woman’s touch” any more.

Another fine message they send women.

“Yeah, we had to let you speak for us so we wouldn’t look like we always look. But now, outta our way honey, get us some coffee, we got to take this over and get our boy shoved through!”

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Skip Intro  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:07:38pm

re: #71 electrotek

The country will be fucked and the odds are it will happen before Monday because the GOP is nothing but a criminal enterprise now.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:09:24pm
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electrotek  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:09:46pm

re: #74 Skip Intro

The country will be fucked and the odds are it will happen before Monday because the GOP is nothing but a criminal enterprise now.

Protests must happen, no ifs and buts about it. We need to galvanize the same way we did after Trump won, and protest en masse.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:10:22pm
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can't think of a decent username  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:10:28pm

Someone better make sure Mrs. Kavanaugh has a safe place to stay tonight. Brett’s probably going to be angry, drunk, and looking for someone to take his rage out on.

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Skip Intro  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:10:47pm

re: #76 electrotek

Since he’ll be on the Court Monday I think it’s going to take more than protests. These people have stolen our country.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:11:07pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:11:07pm

re: #77 Blind Frog Belly White

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That’s my prediction. I think he gets confirmed but at a cost.

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Skip Intro  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:11:25pm

re: #78 can’t think of a decent username

Not our problem.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:11:43pm

re: #78 can’t think of a decent username

Someone better make sure Mrs. Kavanaugh has a safe place to stay tonight. Brett’s probably going to be angry, drunk, and looking for someone to take his rage out on.

I’m sure Mitch has a bourbon just waiting for him.

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jaunte  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:12:15pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:12:22pm

re: #82 Skip Intro

Not our problem.

Well you’re right, she did choose to marry him but his kids didn’t choose him to be their Dad. I do feel worse for Dr. Ford and her family of course.

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Skip Intro  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:13:00pm

re: #85 HappyWarrior

Well you’re right, she did choose to marry him but his kids didn’t choose him to be their Dad. I do feel worse for Dr. Ford and her family of course.

Sorry, I’m no longer buying the Melania defense.

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bratwurst  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:13:07pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:13:27pm

re: #86 Skip Intro

Sorry, I’m no longer buying the Melania defense.

I’m not talking about the wife. I’m talking about the kids.

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jaunte  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:13:51pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:13:53pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:13:59pm

re: #87 bratwurst

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I honestly don’t know why we ever did.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:14:04pm

There will be blowback in the form of jury nullification.

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electrotek  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:14:06pm

Important thread below:

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makeitstop  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:14:30pm

You think Avenatti is just waiting for Kavanaugh to be voted out of committee before filing a criminal complaint on his client’s charges?

I think even if they do rush him through, this isn’t done.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:15:08pm

so, yes, it appears that Ms Mitchell’s services are no longer required

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:15:14pm

re: #93 electrotek

Important thread below:

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As we’ve been saying from the start of Me Too. It transcends religions, borders, ideology, etc. The only thing common is men treating women like shit.

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jaunte  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:15:23pm

“I apologize for you having to interview for this lifetime job.”

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Charles Johnson  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:15:25pm
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Skip Intro  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:15:32pm

re: #88 HappyWarrior

I’m not talking about the wife. I’m talking about the kids.

Why don’t you take care of them.

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EPR-radar  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:15:54pm

re: #94 makeitstop

You think Avenatti is just waiting for Kavanaugh to be voted out of committee before filing a criminal complaint on his client’s charges?

I think even if they do rush him through, this isn’t done.

I can see it now — bookies taking odds on which impeachment and removal from office take place first, Trump or Kavanaugh.

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jaunte  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:16:06pm

Stuff a sock in it Tillis.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:16:11pm

re: #94 makeitstop

You think Avenatti is just waiting for Kavanaugh to be voted out of committee before filing a criminal complaint on his client’s charges?

I think even if they do rush him through, this isn’t done.

I’m thinking Montgomery County PD is going to want to talk with accuser number 3 and Dr. Ford. I’m thinking Dr. Ford was fairly lucky and there’s more victims out there that may not even know that Kavanaugh, Judge, and his sick friends took advantage of them.

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KGxvi  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:17:04pm

Ok, this is slightly off topic, but it has to do with a case before the Supreme Court this term. You may remember recently that Orrin Hatch submitted an amicus brief arguing that the Court should overturn the dual sovereignty doctrine. Erwin Chemerinsky has his preview of the Court’s docket out, and I found this interesting:

Most recently, in Puerto Rico v. Sanchez Valle (2016), the court held that the United States and Puerto Rico are not separate sovereigns for purposes of double jeopardy. But Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in a concurring opinion joined by Justice Clarence Thomas, urged the court to reconsider the separate sovereigns doctrine.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:17:37pm

re: #99 Skip Intro

Why don’t you take care of them.

All I said was I felt some sympathy for them. I feel worse for Ford and her family throughout all this. Don’t get hostile to me because I feel bad for children finding out that their father’s a bastard before the entire world. Sorry. I do understand what you’re getting at that there’s only so much sympathy that can be placed in this mess.

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electrotek  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:18:39pm

re: #104 HappyWarrior

All I said was I felt some sympathy for them. I feel worse for Ford and her family throughout all this. Don’t get hostile to me because I feel bad for children finding out that their father’s a bastard before the entire world. Sorry. I do understand what you’re getting at that there’s only so much sympathy that can be placed in this mess.

I’m with you on this. It’s a disastrous situation all around.

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jaunte  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:19:48pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:20:27pm

re: #105 electrotek

I’m with you on this. It’s a disastrous situation all around.

I mean I do understand Skip’s point that the kids aren’t the victims here but damn I just can’t imagine two weeks ago probably thinking highly of my Dad and then seeing this.. I’m not sure how old his daughters are but I think he met his wife on the Bush campaign team so they’re probably a little younger or close to the same age Dr. Ford was when this happened.

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electrotek  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:20:41pm

hahaha Booker ain’t taking shit

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Skip Intro  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:21:08pm

re: #104 HappyWarrior

You’re only 31. You should save some sympathy for yourself, because what these assholes do is going to affect you a hell of a lot longer than it is me. Medicare? Dead. SS? Dead. Health insurance? Are you kidding me?

Time to shift gears Happy. I feel bad saying it, but if the GOP gets away with this then what won’t they get away with?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:21:21pm

re: #106 jaunte

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A FBI investigation would be non-partisan. FBI investigators have experience talking to victims of sexual crimes. FBI investigators aren’t motivated by what the voters want. Etc. If Kavanaugh is truly innocent, he should want the FBI investigation.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:21:23pm

re: #4 Charles Johnson

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Harris can handle him.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:23:38pm

re: #109 Skip Intro

You’re only 31. You should save some sympathy for yourself, because what these assholes do is going to affect you a hell of a lot longer than it is me. Medicare? Dead. SS? Dead. Health insurance? Are you kidding me?

Time to shift gears Happy. I feel bad saying it, but if the GOP gets away with this then what won’t they get away with?

I hear ya, I really do. I don’t want them to get away with this anymore than you do. I want Kavanaugh rejected if this comes to a vote, I want him off his current job, and I want him disbarred. But I still feel a smidgen of sympathy for the kids but I do understand what you’re saying. Just trying to point out that those girls are going to be the same age as Dr. Ford, Renate, and others will soon. And hopefully some boy won’t do to them what Kavanaugh did to other girls.

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Scottish Dragon  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:24:35pm

Cory Booker being methodical.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:24:57pm

Skip though, glad we can talk about this. I put the bleeding heart in bleeding heart liberal sometimes ya know even though I get just as angry as the next guy.

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calochortus  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:25:30pm

I gather no one has pointed out that the real question isn’t “Was Kavanaugh a drunken jerk in HS and college?” It is “Are you lying about not being a drunken jerk?” The GOP has gone on about this all being so long ago, but that really isn’t what would disqualify him
(along with apparently lacking judicial temperament,) it’s a lack of repentance.

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electrotek  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:25:38pm

Oh God, Ted Cruz, are you for real?

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jaunte  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:25:47pm

Cruzgrease

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:25:51pm

re: #113 Scottish Dragon

Cory Booker being methodical.

One thing’s for sure. The whole Spartacus thing being used to mock him isn’t going to work after this. Only with people who will vote GOP regardless of whatever piece of shit is nominated.

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retired cynic  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:26:22pm

BK keeps saying “the four witnesses that were there say it never happened.” That were There??? I hope Harris brings this up.

And Listening to Cruz is making me gag in my coffee.

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ObserverArt  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:26:48pm

Green Eggs and Ham time!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:27:31pm

Cruz needs to just go away

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BlueGrl21  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:27:31pm

re: #114 HappyWarrior

Skip though, glad we can talk about this. I put the bleeding heart in bleeding heart liberal sometimes ya know even though I get just as angry as the next guy.

You have to keep your heart. I’m a survivor, I even emphasize with Kavanaugh. But I believe her and think he should not be on the Court.

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Skip Intro  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:27:38pm

re: #114 HappyWarrior

Before Trump, I was with you. But now, seeing the pure evil the GOP does every single day of the year has hardened me. If Kav pulls this off then the lesson to young Kavanaughs out there is “do what ever you like to women. You’ll never be made to pay for it in any way.”

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:27:57pm

re: #116 electrotek

Oh God, Ted Cruz, are you for real?

Had to turn it off. Cannot watch Cruz after I just ate. Yuck.

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Skip Intro  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:29:03pm

re: #124 Patricia Kayden

The Cruz is diet is the best one ever. Loose my appetite every time I see him.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:29:21pm

re: #119 retired cynic

BK keeps saying “the four witnesses that were there say it never happened.” That were There??? I hope Harris brings this up.

And Listening to Cruz is making me gag in my coffee.

Okay, he’s being obtuse. Say I have a party at my house. Say Bob has too much too drink and pukes off the balcony. Me and a few other friends were inside when it happened. We claim Bob didn’t puke off the balcony because we didn’t see it. Dr. Ford’s story is they locked her in a room, turned up the music, etc. So of course these other people didn’t “see it”, if her allegation is true, they didn’t want people to see it. It’s a pretty weak defense if you ask me.

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MsJ  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:30:04pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:30:13pm

re: #125 Skip Intro

The Cruz is diet is the best one ever. Loose my appetite every time I see him.

For me, it’s his voice. Between him and Trump, you couldn’t have asked for two more annoying voices. That’s why it was funny to hear all the complaining about how HRC talked.

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jaunte  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:30:21pm

There is no deadline for this process, Ted, so your “delay” argument doesn’t fly.

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plansbandc  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:31:04pm

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Charles Johnson  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:31:35pm
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Skip Intro  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:31:39pm

re: #128 HappyWarrior

Damn I’m making a lot of typos. Time to try to cool off.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:33:09pm

re: #123 Skip Intro

Before Trump, I was with you. But now, seeing the pure evil the GOP does every single day of the year has hardened me. If Kav pulls this off then the lesson to young Kavanaughs out there is “do what ever you like to women. You’ll never be made to pay for it in any way.”

We agree. A message needs to be sent. I hope it starts with a rejection by the Senate, losing his current judgeship, and a criminal investigation. No SoL in MD as you know.

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Skip Intro  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:33:13pm

re: #131 Charles Johnson

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:33:31pm

re: #129 jaunte

There is no deadline for this process, Ted, so your “delay” argument doesn’t fly.

That’s fucking rich considering Ted’s very words in 2016 with Garland.

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BeachDem  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:34:04pm

re: #104 HappyWarrior

All I said was I felt some sympathy for them. I feel worse for Ford and her family throughout all this. Don’t get hostile to me because I feel bad for children finding out that their father’s a bastard before the entire world. Sorry. I do understand what you’re getting at that there’s only so much sympathy that can be placed in this mess.

I’m not going to get hostile, but I seriously doubt that’s the message his children will get—more like “poor daddy who had to listen to all the mean Democrats say bad things about him.”

(And if/when they need abortions after dear old dad guts Roe, they’ll just jet off to some country where they’re allowed on one of his benefactor’s private planes.)

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:34:50pm

re: #132 Skip Intro

Damn I’m making a lot of typos. Time to try to cool off.

I hear ya. Been an angering day all in all. Kavanaugh should have never gotten this far. Far better men and women have had their candidacies derailed for far less. In Merrick Garland’s case, it was simply being appointed by Obama.

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jaunte  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:35:48pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:36:11pm

Here comes Kamala.

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ObserverArt  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:36:16pm

re: #94 makeitstop

You think Avenatti is just waiting for Kavanaugh to be voted out of committee before filing a criminal complaint on his client’s charges?

I think even if they do rush him through, this isn’t done.

He is going to try to set some kind of a fire to all of this. Avenatti is an arsonist these days,

John Cornyn: Uh, um, Duh!

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:36:48pm

re: #136 BeachDem

I’m not going to get hostile, but I seriously doubt that’s the message his children will get—more like “poor daddy who had to listen to all the mean Democrats say bad things about him.”

(And if/when they need abortions after dear old dad guts Roe, they’ll just jet off to some country where they’re allowed on one of his benefactor’s private planes.)

You’re probably right but as I said, I’m guilty of the “bleeding heart” in bleeding heart liberal at times. I do unfortunately think your likely scenario is the correct one. And you both are fine. Just a disagreement. Believe me, I feel far more sympathy for Dr. Ford and her family throughout all this. I very much doubt Kavanaugh has gotten any threats especially his wife and kids.

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jaunte  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:37:02pm
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BeachDem  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:37:39pm

re: #115 calochortus

I gather no one has pointed out that the real question isn’t “Was Kavanaugh a drunken jerk in HS and college?” It is “Are you lying about not being a drunken jerk?” The GOP has gone on about this all being so long ago, but that really isn’t what would disqualify him
(along with apparently lacking judicial temperament,) it’s a lack of repentance.

And all of it has totally obscured the extremely shady financial bullshit, his horrible stances in multiple court cases, his lying about many things, the hiding of his records and on and on. He’s not just a lying drunken jerk, he’s a really awful judge.

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calochortus  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:38:39pm

Kamala seems to be wiping the floor with him.

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Scottish Dragon  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:38:57pm

He does not want an investigation. Flat out.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:39:13pm

re: #143 BeachDem

And all of it has totally obscured the extremely shady financial bullshit, his horrible stances in multiple court cases, his lying about many things, the hiding of his records and on and on. He’s not just a lying drunken jerk, he’s a really awful judge.

Exactly.

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jaunte  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:39:24pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:39:43pm

re: #145 Scottish Dragon

He does not want an investigation. Flat out.

Has he given a single reason other than the GOP party line as to why?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:40:19pm

re: #147 jaunte

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I wonder if his drinking issues are related to his debts or if they’re independent of each other.

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:40:39pm

re: #148 HappyWarrior

Has he given a single reason other than the GOP party line as to why?

He says the FBI has investigated him six times. He won’t take a polygraph.

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:41:01pm

re: #149 HappyWarrior

I wonder if his drinking issues are related to his debts or if they’re independent of each other.

Having been a gambler and an alcoholic, I’ll say both.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:41:27pm

re: #151 Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch

Having been a gambler and an alcoholic, I’ll say both.

That would be my guess as well.

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lawhawk  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:42:12pm

65 women talking point that was self-debunking because many of those women recanted or refused to go on record after they were contacted by media outlets asking for more details.

But as everyone with a functioning neuron knows, serial killers didn’t kill people, and their neighbors often were left wondering how such a nice guy could do such a thing.

The victims? Yeah, believe them. Kavanaugh can’t be trusted.

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:42:13pm

Flake is going to vote yes.

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retired cynic  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:42:16pm

He said it again, just look at the statements of those that were there…. There must be a there there.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:42:18pm

re: #150 Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch

He says the FBI has investigated him six times. He won’t take a polygraph.

I guess my thought would be if “I got nothing to hide,”, why not. I mean I wouldn’t be like “SURE INVESTIGATE ME FBI!” but “Okay, if that’s what it takes.”

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calochortus  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:42:34pm

re: #150 Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch

He says the FBI has investigated him six times. He won’t take a polygraph.

And yet I believe he has ruled that the results are good enough for rejecting someone for employment.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:42:35pm

Fuck Flake

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:42:49pm

re: #154 Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch

Flake is going to vote yes.

Hate to say it then but we’re looking at Justice Dickface very likely.

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:42:55pm

re: #149 HappyWarrior

I wonder if his drinking issues are related to his debts or if they’re independent of each other.

That might be a first if so. Addictions overlap.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:42:59pm
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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:43:15pm

re: #157 calochortus

And yet I believe he has ruled that the results are good enough for rejecting someone for employment.

Yes.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:43:18pm

re: #157 calochortus

And yet I believe he has ruled that the results are good enough for rejecting someone for employment.

Wouldn’t be the first time a conservative has been blatantly double standarded.

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steve_davis  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:43:28pm

re: #42 HappyWarrior

Blumenthal just got him good on the baseball game. Noticed that Kavanaugh made a point of bragging that he paid for all the tickets and even that George Brett normally a third baseman played left field that evening.

poor george brett….if anybody could be rightly rehabilitated in this hearing, maybe it could be him.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:43:59pm

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thecommodore  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:44:06pm

It’s over. He will be confirmed.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:45:20pm

re: #164 steve_davis

poor george brett….if anybody could be rightly rehabilitated in this hearing, maybe it could be him.

I was disappointed though not surprised to see he’s a MAGAter :(. Still an awesome ball player and I’ll always think of the Pine Tar game when I think of him.

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electrotek  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:45:32pm

He’s going to Hell because God doesn’t enjoy filthy deviants lying in his name.

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:45:34pm

Well, that swearing to God thing didn’t do a thing for me. How about you?

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jaunte  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:45:37pm

Not a believer in God, then.

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KGxvi  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:45:40pm

re: #154 Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch

Flake is going to vote yes.

link?

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ObserverArt  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:46:10pm

re: #136 BeachDem

I’m not going to get hostile, but I seriously doubt that’s the message his children will get—more like “poor daddy who had to listen to all the mean Democrats say bad things about him.”

(And if/when they need abortions after dear old dad guts Roe, they’ll just jet off to some country where they’re allowed on one of his benefactor’s private planes.)

I still think it will be done in America. Just not above board.

Call it the old fashion D&C. Who is going to know?

And it is about proper connections that will keep it on the down low.

In other words, just like before Roe v. Wade.

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:46:15pm

re: #171 KGxvi

link?

Oh, I was simply basing that on his demeanor during his final remarks.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:47:24pm

re: #172 ObserverArt

I still think it will be done in America. Just not above boards.

Call it the old fashion D&C. Who is going to know?

And it is about proper connections that will keep it on the down low.

In other words, just like before Roe v. Wade.

Well, we were talking about Kavanaugh’s girls and how I feel some sympathy for them through all this. I don’t know what happens to them after this. They could as BD suggests become total RW bots and believe that this was just a conspiracy to get Dad but I try to be glass half full.

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MsJ  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:47:38pm

re: #154 Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch

Flake is going to vote yes.

Yup.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:47:42pm

They are fucking going with the “Both Sides” bullshit.

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BeachDem  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:47:42pm

re: #141 HappyWarrior

You’re probably right but as I said, I’m guilty of the “bleeding heart” in bleeding heart liberal at times. I do unfortunately think your likely scenario is the correct one. And you both are fine. Just a disagreement. Believe me, I feel far more sympathy for Dr. Ford and her family throughout all this. I very much doubt Kavanaugh has gotten any threats especially his wife and kids.

My heart has bled so much over the years, I probably need a transfusion. But I’m pretty much done with having any sympathy for any of the Republicans and their enablers. I don’t wish ill on his children—actually, I don’t really think about them at all. If that makes me heartless, so be it.

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jaunte  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:48:09pm

Kennedy’s courtly good ole boy act is just an act.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:48:33pm

The GOP has decided that getting Kavanaugh on the the Court is worth losing the Senate.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:49:04pm

re: #177 BeachDem

My heart has bled so much over the years, I probably need a transfusion. But I’m pretty much done with having any sympathy for any of the Republicans and their enablers. I don’t wish ill on his children—actually, I don’t really think about them at all. If that makes me heartless, so be it.

You’re fine. And I don’t think it makes you heartless. Heartless was Lindsay Graham to that woman who told him she was raped today.

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plansbandc  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:49:07pm

re: #172 ObserverArt

But poor women will be forced into back alley abortions. And they will be butchered.

And the Republicans will be happy because that will weed out a few more poors.

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jaunte  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:49:32pm
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MsJ  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:50:08pm

re: #171 KGxvi

link?

His words. Literally the third sentence or if his mouth. It was obvious.

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retired cynic  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:50:28pm

Nina Totenberg is saying it looks like they are going for the SC seat as opposed to the mid-terms. Full speed ahead.

She says she thinks it is such a mistake, as if ANYthing else comes up, anything, that the whole process is just going to be a mess.

Later point on NPR by someone else, BK opted for DT’s process: deny, deny, deny.

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:51:06pm

And Trump just tweeted.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:51:14pm

re: #184 retired cynic

Nina Totenberg is saying it looks like they are going for the SC seat as opposed to the mid-terms. Full speed ahead.

She says she thinks it is such a mistake, as if ANYthing else comes up, anything, that the whole process is just going to be a mess.

Later point on NPR by someone else, BK opted for DT’s process: deny, deny, deny.

Explains why Trump is sticking with him.

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steve_davis  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:51:45pm

re: #74 Skip Intro

The country will be fucked and the odds are it will happen before Monday because the GOP is nothing but a criminal enterprise now.

it won’t happen. i doubt flake will even vote to let it come out of the committee. murkowski and collins and certain no’s at this point. even collins can read the writing on the wall and know she’d destroy her reelection chances and her legacy if she let this monster on to the court.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:52:26pm

re: #187 steve_davis

it won’t happen. i doubt flake will even vote to let it come out of the committee. murkowski and collins and certain no’s at this point. even collins can read the writing on the wall and know she’d destroy her reelection chances and her legacy if she let this monster on to the court.

I really hope that’s right.

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MsJ  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:52:27pm

re: #187 steve_davis

it won’t happen. i doubt flake will even vote to let it come out of the committee. murkowski and collins and certain no’s at this point. even collins can read the writing on the wall and know she’d destroy her reelection chances and her legacy if she let this monster on to the court.

I’m not betting the farm on that. I hope but I don’t believe.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:52:39pm

Now we can all have some pie.

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Interesting Times  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:52:59pm

I, myself, refuse to make any predictions whatsoever. But this thread is a must-read and must-retweet, as much as possible:

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:53:14pm

re: #181 plansbandc

But poor women will be forced into back alley abortions. And they will be butchered.

And the Republicans will be happy because that will weed out a few more poors.

Poor people are cheap labor. They don’t want to weed out poor people; They just don’t think of them at all, except as a resource to be exploited.

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Sionainn, the Nasty Devilbitch  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:53:18pm

re: #190 The Vicious Babushka

Now we can all have some pie.

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My absolute favorite!

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calochortus  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:53:18pm

re: #190 The Vicious Babushka

Now we can all have some pie.

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Thanks. I needed that.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:53:31pm

You know what bothers me? Even if we do stop this. What’s to stop Trump and McConnell from trying to get one approved during a recess. I mean it wouldn’t be illegal. That’s actually how John Marshall was approved but man it would be yet another scum move by McConnell who has shown he has zero scruples.

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BeachDem  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:54:06pm

re: #172 ObserverArt

I still think it will be done in America. Just not above boards.

Call it the old fashion D&C. Who is going to know?

And it is about proper connections that will keep it on the down low.

In other words, just like before Roe v. Wade.

I remember the days before Roe—meeting sleazy doctors in the middle of the night with cash in hand; I remember driving a roommate to one of those “not above boards” encounters; and I remember her almost bleeding to death afterwards. Yeah—they weren’t all old fashioned D&Cs—they were back-alley butcher jobs.

I. Do. Not. Want. To. Go. Back.

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TedStriker  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:54:25pm

re: #179 Blind Frog Belly White

The GOP has decided that getting Kavanaugh on the the Court is worth losing the Senate.

Because that gives them farther-reaching power for a generation or more, power that could help them retain or reclaim a majority in both houses of Congress, perhaps even a supermajority with rubberstamped gerrymandering allowed by a RW-controlled SCOTUS.

Fuck, just typing that depresses the fuck out of me.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:54:32pm

re: #195 HappyWarrior

You know what bothers me? Even if we do stop this. What’s to stop Trump and McConnell from trying to get one approved during a recess. I mean it wouldn’t be illegal. That’s actually how John Marshall was approved but man it would be yet another scum move by McConnell who has shown he has zero scruples.

Recess appointment would only last till the new Congress in January.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:54:41pm

re: #190 The Vicious Babushka

Now we can all have some pie.

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I normally side with Lorne Malvo and say no good ever came out of a cherry pie but that looks like it’s out of the Garden of Eden to use another Malvo line heh.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:55:20pm

re: #198 Blind Frog Belly White

Recess appointment would only last till the new Congress in January.

D’oh. You’re correct.

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KGxvi  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:55:57pm

re: #198 Blind Frog Belly White

Recess appointment would only last till the new Congress in January.

I think he means a lame duck session appointment and confirmation.

And that’s something I’ve thought about. We’d be relying on Republicans that lost their seats to vote against. Maybe some of them will, but that’s an all bets are off scenario as far as I’m concerned.

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:56:20pm

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:56:46pm

re: #201 KGxvi

I think he means a lame duck session appointment and confirmation.

And that’s something I’ve thought about. We’d be relying on Republicans that lost their seats to vote against. Maybe some of them will, but that’s an all bets are off scenario as far as I’m concerned.

Yes, yes that’s what I mean. That’s how Marshall was confirmed I believe.

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TedStriker  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:56:46pm

re: #181 plansbandc

But poor women will be forced into back alley abortions. And they will be butchered.

And the Republicans will be happy because that will weed out a few more poors.

And because they were sluts who deserved it.

A feature, not a bug, for the Party of God.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:57:25pm

re: #202 The Vicious Babushka

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Shit no one accused Neil Gorsuch and Gorsuch went to the same skeezy prep school as Kavanaugh.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:57:46pm
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KGxvi  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:57:53pm

re: #203 HappyWarrior

Yes, yes that’s what I mean. That’s how Marshall was confirmed I believe.

Yup, first real constitutional crisis of the republic.

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danarchy  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:57:58pm

re: #198 Blind Frog Belly White

Recess appointment would only last till the new Congress in January.

No but there is enough time during the lame duck session to ram someone through if they were nominated in early october.

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Targetpractice  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:58:02pm
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Skip Intro  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:58:12pm

re: #189 MsJ

I’m not betting the farm on that. I hope but I don’t believe.

You can never trust a Republican to do the right thing.

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ObserverArt  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:58:59pm

re: #181 plansbandc

But poor women will be forced into back alley abortions. And they will be butchered.

And the Republicans will be happy because that will weed out a few more poors.

Just like prior to Roe v. Wade.

Yes.

And in some ways, I am cynical enough to think some conservatives would be fine with back alley deaths as long it is the right economic and racial makeup.

They kill people all the time with their decisions and allowances.

Guns. Police. Healthcare. Insurance. Food Stamp and other programs. All ways of elimination if you want to take it to the ultimate end.

And they assist their own by keeping them rich, fat, happy and well protected.

I pledge allegiance to the flag…

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:59:06pm

re: #145 Scottish Dragon

He does not want an investigation. Flat out.

Because he’s a liar. He’s been caught in lies several times.

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calochortus  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:59:07pm

re: #209 Targetpractice

Ummm, didn’t he say he hadn’t watched?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 3:59:08pm

re: #210 Skip Intro

You can never trust a Republican to do the right thing.

In Ford’s case, that may even extent to her own father. He apparently won’t go on record defending her allegation because he’s afraid of losing a country club membership. That just makes me so sick.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:00:57pm

re: #208 danarchy

No but there is enough time during the lame duck session to ram someone through if they were nominated in early october.

Right, but HW specifically said a recess appointment, though I guess that isn’t what he meant.

Lame duck still has problems, though, like the short, short time to do it in. Not that they won’t.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:01:10pm

re: #209 Targetpractice

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Another lie then. He told Senator Harris that he didn’t watch Dr. Ford’s testimony. Sheesh, he’s just like Trump. LIAR.

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Single-handed sailor  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:01:12pm

re: #213 calochortus

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ObserverArt  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:01:15pm

re: #184 retired cynic

Nina Totenberg is saying it looks like they are going for the SC seat as opposed to the mid-terms. Full speed ahead.

She says she thinks it is such a mistake, as if ANYthing else comes up, anything, that the whole process is just going to be a mess.

Later point on NPR by someone else, BK opted for DT’s process: deny, deny, deny.

Just heard Hallie Jackson on NBC News: Trump loved it!

Because of what you say plus he attacked Democrats and was powerful and forceful (Loud and Obnoxious).

All Trump all the time.

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Targetpractice  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:01:58pm

re: #213 calochortus

Ummm, didn’t he say he hadn’t watched?

The WSJ link’s getting hammered, but the report comes from a committee aide so I’m taking it with a hint of salt. But if the aide was telling the truth, then Kavanaugh lied to the committee members about not watching her testimony.

It really squares with his “Oh, I just told people I scored because I was afraid of being embarrassed.” The man is someone who feels comfortable with lying, who sees nothing wrong with doing so if it gets him what he wants.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:02:01pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:02:23pm

re: #211 ObserverArt

Just like prior to Roe v. Wade.

Yes.

And in some ways, I am cynical enough to think some conservatives would be fine with back alley deaths as long it is the right economic and racial makeup.

They kill people all the time with their decisions and allowances.

Guns. Police. Healthcare. Insurance. Food Stamp and other programs. All ways of elimination if you want to take it to the ultimate end.

And they assist their own by keeping them rich, fat, happy and well protected.

I pledge allegiance to the flag…

In their thinking, those women deserved it for having unapproved sex.

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Targetpractice  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:02:45pm

re: #218 ObserverArt

Just heard Hallie Jackson on NBC News: Trump loved it!

Because of what you say plus he attacked Democrats and was powerful and forceful (Loud and Obnoxious).

All Trump all the time.

He knew his audience and he played to his part to the hilt.

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calochortus  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:02:58pm

re: #219 Targetpractice

The WSJ link’s getting hammered, but the report comes from a committee aide so I’m taking it with a hint of salt. But if the aide was telling the truth, then Kavanaugh lied to the committee members about not watching her testimony.

It really squares with his “Oh, I just told people I scored because I was afraid of being embarrassed.” The man is someone who feels comfortable with lying, who sees nothing wrong with doing so if it gets him what he wants.

I’m sure the aide will announce that he or she was mistaken soon.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:03:18pm

re: #215 Blind Frog Belly White

Right, but HW specifically said a recess appointment, though I guess that isn’t what he meant.

Lame duck still has problems, though, like the short, short time to do it in. Not that they won’t.

Yeah I meant lame duck. Mistakenly thinking LD and recess were the same. Brain fart.

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MsJ  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:03:47pm

re: #213 calochortus

Ummm, didn’t he say he hadn’t watched?

That’s what I tweeted. She deleted that tweet above.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:04:05pm

re: #217 Single-handed sailor

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If Kamala did that, she’s a hero.

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makeitstop  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:04:09pm

I’m still wondering what Avenatti’s next move is.

You know he’s not going to just shrug and walk away. Not with a sworn declaration and (he says) backup witnesses.

And he dislikes Trump enough that he might just wait until everybody thinks they’re home free before tossing that grenade.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:04:11pm
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KGxvi  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:04:21pm

re: #217 Single-handed sailor

He was preparing for the hearing? So that screed was intentional?

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TedStriker  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:04:30pm

re: #221 Blind Frog Belly White

In their thinking, those women deserved it for having unapproved sex.

And for being poor, because only the rich are anointed by God and Jesus and protected by their love.

*retches*

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:04:37pm

re: #206 Charles Johnson

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calochortus  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:05:23pm

re: #229 KGxvi

He was preparing for the hearing? So that screed was intentional?

Apparently. It was not the opening statement he provided yesterday.

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MsJ  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:05:48pm
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electrotek  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:06:36pm

re: #233 MsJ

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Like that would make a difference at this point.

I’m losing hope for this country.

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wrenchwench  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:06:43pm

re: #221 Blind Frog Belly White

In their thinking, those women deserved it for having unapproved sex.

More like it. Unless it’s THEIR wife, and she ‘accidentally’ gets pregnant. The only approved sex is that in which pregnancy is the goal.

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ObserverArt  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:07:20pm

re: #187 steve_davis

it won’t happen. i doubt flake will even vote to let it come out of the committee. murkowski and collins and certain no’s at this point. even collins can read the writing on the wall and know she’d destroy her reelection chances and her legacy if she let this monster on to the court.

I am known as being pretty positive. I would never place my money on Jeff Flake.

And it really does seem they are hellbent for their push through of Kavanaugh. In this case I am not trusting any Republican.

Kavanaugh is a Republican dream machine as far as his thinking and his rulings. This is too much an opportunity to be Republicans All.

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Targetpractice  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:09:09pm

Glad I got a screenshot, because that tweet was deleted and replaced with this:

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Interesting Times  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:09:15pm

And another important point to keep in mind:

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BeachDem  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:09:38pm

re: #227 makeitstop

I’m still wondering what Avenatti’s next move is.

You know he’s not going to just shrug and walk away. Not with a sworn declaration and (he says) backup witnesses.

And he dislikes Trump enough that he might just wait until everybody thinks they’re home free before tossing that grenade.

Can I say again how pissed off I am that I accepted an out-of-town project (a mistake of epic proportions in itself) for next month and am having to miss our Dem country fundraising dinner where Michael Avenatti is the keynote. Arrrgggghhh.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:09:41pm
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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:10:10pm

I have to say that for most issues it wouldn’t matter which Federalist Society hack was placed on the Court: they will all vote to overturn Roe v Wade, the ACA, any voting rights protection, environmental protections, worker protections. It is only when it comes to Presidential power that Brett diverges from the pack and the other GOP judges on the SC may not hold with his views. Trump is going to get additional judges and it will become a 6-3 or 7-2 SCOTUS for our lifetimes. Let’s face it, we have one chance to preserve our country — and that requires a blue wave in both the House and Senate this November. And given how the SC is going to be ruling on voting rights, even that may not be sufficient to save us.

Those Bernie supporters who failed to vote for Hillary are the ones who most infuriate me; they still don’t accept responsibility for the disaster we are facing.

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KGxvi  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:13:13pm

re: #238 Interesting Times

This is the Supreme Court of the United States, their decisions affect each and every one of us regardless of what State we live in. This is a national matter and if you want to call a Senator from another State, you absolutely should.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:14:13pm
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Scottish Dragon  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:15:49pm
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Interesting Times  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:16:42pm

ObserverArt, do you know anyone else in your area who could call? (I know Portman probably has you on the “ignore” list -_- )

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ObserverArt  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:16:53pm

re: #196 BeachDem

I remember the days before Roe—meeting sleazy doctors in the middle of the night with cash in hand; I remember driving a roommate to one of those “not above boards” encounters; and I remember her almost bleeding to death afterwards. Yeah—they weren’t all old fashioned D&Cs—they were back-alley butcher jobs.

I. Do. Not. Want. To. Go. Back.

I was talking about how good upstanding women in the community handled the need for an abortion prior to Roe v. Wade.

Never meant to deny back alleys for everyone else.

In other words eliminating abortion does not eliminate abortion. It just changes the options depending on status and affordability.

And look at all the specialty medical service facilities available now where it could be done with the right doctor and right money. That is what I meant by above board.

Back when we were younger prior to Roe v. Wade there was not that kind of availability for medical services. You had hospitals that doctors worked with for the facilities.

Now they can do it privately.

As long as the sign out front doesn’t say “Planned Parenthood” or a similar marker as an “abortion mill” all is good.

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KGxvi  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:18:56pm

re: #244 Scottish Dragon

I suspect many men may not remember or realize they assaulted women in their lives. But I find it hard to believe many would have put on the shitshow that Kavanaugh did today. Especially if they were the sort of person brought up in the right circles and understood how to play the game. This was a whole other level of not right.

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Interesting Times  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:19:19pm

Hmmmm….

They damn well better not be talking about Manchin being the token bipartisan vote!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:20:50pm

“Many believe that what Ford describes just isn’t that bad, “boys will be boys,” and bringing it up is bad faith.”

I believe this is true, that they see it that way. I’m not sure why they - especially the women - are okay with it. I don’t know whether it’s that they’ve never experienced it themselves, or can’t see it through the eyes of the woman being assaulted. Empathy failure?

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Skip Intro  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:22:57pm

re: #248 Interesting Times

Hmmmm….

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They damn well better not be talking about Manchin being the token bipartisan vote!

The cynic in me says they’re counting the votes to decide who will be allowed to vote against without changing the outcome.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:23:06pm

re: #249 Blind Frog Belly White

Final tweet in Yglesias thread, and a key one.

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wrenchwench  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:23:33pm

re: #247 KGxvi

I suspect many men may not remember or realize they assaulted women in their lives. But I find it hard to believe many would have put on the shitshow that Kavanaugh did today. Especially if they were the sort of person brought up in the right circles and understood how to play the game. This was a whole other level of not right.

The shitshow smells like guilt. Brent K-naw remembers and only now realizes consequences.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:24:03pm

re: #206 Charles Johnson

All I’m saying is, way to many versions of “God gave me special permission to fuck you” out there for the base-rate declaration of faith to be an indicator of anything.

But I think that’s the fucking point. These are people that created an entire cultural grouping in which a symbol is no longer a symbol, it replaces the concept that it symbolizes. They’re moral because they adorn themselves with labels—family, values, pious—titles—father, deacon, party member in good standing—and flair—crosses, flag pins—not because they actually have coherent morals.

A lie isn’t a lie because the liar has the right affiliations. A specific immoral act is impossible because of the general categories the accused possesses.

This is the good-old-boys system, codified. It’s the implicit calculation that underpins aristocracy and autocracy: your position defines your culpability.

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Interesting Times  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:25:12pm

re: #250 Skip Intro

The cynic in me says they’re counting the votes to decide who will be allowed to vote against without changing the outcome.

Yes, that’s what I’m afraid of, too. :/

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:25:23pm

He is still going to be confirmed I think. But a question. Did anyone feel like you changed your mind from anything today?

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ObserverArt  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:25:36pm

re: #237 Targetpractice

Glad I got a screenshot, because that tweet was deleted and replaced with this:

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Sure. He was preparing his testimony by watching hers.

Ack. I’ve reached that point of saturation. Time to go bang on some drums to release some of this.

Later lizards. Do not give up on this country.

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Interesting Times  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:27:11pm

re: #255 Unshaken Defiance

He is still going to be confirmed I think. But a question. Did anyone feel like you changed your mind from anything today?

We’re the wrong ones to ask, since we thought Blackout Brett was manifestly unfit long before these allegations even surfaced.

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The Ghost of a Flea  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:27:17pm

re: #255 Unshaken Defiance

Yeah.

I think he’s done much worse shit than has already come up.

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ObserverArt  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:27:42pm

re: #238 Interesting Times

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Just saw this on my way out.

You can call Mitch McConnell, He has to take all calls and comments due to being Senate Majority Leader.

Just make sure to look for the right contact: Senate Leader McConnell not Senator McConnell.

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KGxvi  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:27:44pm

re: #249 Blind Frog Belly White

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“Many believe that what Ford describes just isn’t that bad, “boys will be boys,” and bringing it up is bad faith.”

I believe this is true, that they see it that way. I’m not sure why they - especially the women - are okay with it. I don’t know whether it’s that they’ve never experienced it themselves, or can’t see it through the eyes of the woman being assaulted. Empathy failure?

I suspect there’s a few reasons.

Perhaps they’ve had something similar happen to them, and they have rationalized it in order to deal with the psychological trauma.

Perhaps it’s a No True Scotsman blind spot - conservatives respect women, therefore, either what he did was respectful or he didn’t do it. And if it happened, then it’s obviously a misunderstanding and blown out of proportion because, again, conservatives respect women.

Perhaps, as you’ve suggested they’ve never experienced assault of this nature.

Or, perhaps, they are true believers and the ends justify the means, as they so often due with true believers.

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gocart mozart  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:27:49pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:28:01pm

Was Kavanaugh drunk or on cocaine at the hearing?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:28:11pm

re: #255 Unshaken Defiance

He is still going to be confirmed I think. But a question. Did anyone feel like you changed your mind from anything today?

Yes. I’d been inclined to believe Ford before. Now I’m certain. Both her raw honesty, and Kavanaugh’s facile lying convinced me.

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wrenchwench  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:28:42pm

re: #249 Blind Frog Belly White

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“Many believe that what Ford describes just isn’t that bad, “boys will be boys,” and bringing it up is bad faith.”

I believe this is true, that they see it that way. I’m not sure why they - especially the women - are okay with it. I don’t know whether it’s that they’ve never experienced it themselves, or can’t see it through the eyes of the woman being assaulted. Empathy failure?

The women have been told all their lives that they don’t matter, they shouldn’t talk about sex, and they are responsible for how a man sees them.

I won’t go into my theories about how men feel about the subject. But I think now is the time for men to fix men.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:29:01pm

re: #249 Blind Frog Belly White

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“Many believe that what Ford describes just isn’t that bad, “boys will be boys,” and bringing it up is bad faith.”

I believe this is true, that they see it that way. I’m not sure why they - especially the women - are okay with it. I don’t know whether it’s that they’ve never experienced it themselves, or can’t see it through the eyes of the woman being assaulted. Empathy failure?

They think that by attending these parties the victims got what they deserved; they believe that a woman who is too intoxicated to give consent has actually given consent. They are totally contemptuous of other women for finding themselves in situations where they can be assaulted. They pass on to their children this same set of beliefs: Rape is the woman’s fault if she attends an unsupervised party with young men. Men cannot control themselves; so it’s not their fault if they attack someone who has willingly shown up at a party, especially one where alcohol is being served.

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ObserverArt  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:30:45pm

re: #245 Interesting Times

ObserverArt, do you know anyone else in your area who could call? (I know Portman probably has you on the “ignore” list -_- )

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Kasich.

Your District Rep.

Outside of Portman and Brown not many others make sense.

(gone)

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:32:16pm

Hundreds line up for free Arby’s-themed tattoos in Long Beach (ABC 7)

LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) — Arby’s wanted to bring together the love of sandwiches and body art, so the fast-food chain offered free tattoos for anyone willing to get inked up — as long as it was Arby’s related.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:32:46pm

re: #260 KGxvi

Here’s what’s probably the key quote from the thread:

“Kavanaugh is obviously lying, but his defenders will see lying to beat a bad rap in a culture of run-amok political correctness as justified.”

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wheat-dogg  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:33:13pm

re: #265 Hecuba’s daughter

They think that by attending these parties the victims got what they deserved; they believe that a woman who is too intoxicated to give consent has actually given consent. They are totally contemptuous of other women for finding themselves in situations where they can be assaulted. They pass on to their children this same set of beliefs: Rape is the woman’s fault if she attends an unsupervised party with young men. Men cannot control themselves; so it’s not their fault if they attack someone who has willingly shown up at a party, especially one where alcohol is being served.

It’s been the explanation for the Adam and Eve story for 2,000 years, or longer. Serpent tempted Eve who tempted Adam who couldn’t control himself and ate of the fruit.

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blueraven  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:35:33pm
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gocart mozart  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:36:06pm
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MsJ  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:36:23pm
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plansbandc  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:37:08pm

re: #250 Skip Intro

Oh yeah. The meeting itself is meant to show how concerned they are and how they are really trying to decide whether or not to confirm him. In actuality they’re exchanging high fives and getting ready to unanimously confirm him.

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wheat-dogg  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:37:11pm

re: #267 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Hundreds line up for free Arby’s-themed tattoos in Long Beach (ABC 7)

I’d love to know how the Arby’s social media/PR department manages to convince management that tolerating the Twitter account Nihilist Arby’s and encouraging corporate tattoos helps the Arby’s image. It’s brilliant! Arby’s is like that one cool uncle, who does all the stuff your parents forbid.

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wrenchwench  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:37:47pm

re: #272 MsJ

[Kavanaugh’s temperament alone shd disqualify him 4 any judgeship.

Anywhere & @ every level.]

Including his current job.

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danarchy  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:38:25pm

re: #274 wheat-dogg

I’d love to know how the Arby’s social media/PR department manages to convince management that tolerating the Twitter account Nihilist Arby’s and encouraging corporate tattoos helps the Arby’s image. It’s brilliant! Arby’s is like that one cool uncle, who does all the stuff your parents forbid.

Unfortunately they are still Arby’s…

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plansbandc  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:40:21pm

You should see the trumpsters crowing on my fake facebook about how Lindsey was awesome and said what needed to be said. Also how much of a liar Ford is, speculation on how much she got paid, ranting about the crowd funding for her, etc. And they LOVE Them some Kavanaugh.

I honestly think it is way past time to for 2 countries.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:40:56pm
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gocart mozart  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:41:19pm
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Interesting Times  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:41:25pm

Oh, fuck Manchin sideways - he sounds just like Flakey Flake:

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The Vicious Babushka  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:41:41pm

Look at the pie, not at the Twitter. Look at the pie, not at the Twitter.

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wheat-dogg  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:42:02pm

Same here!

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wheat-dogg  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:42:42pm

re: #276 danarchy

Unfortunately they are still Arby’s…

It’s all in the marketing, sadly. The food is still meh.

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wrenchwench  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:42:48pm

re: #277 plansbandc

You should see the trumpsters crowing on my fake facebook about how Lindsey was awesome and said what needed to be said. Also how much of a liar Ford is, speculation on how much she got paid, ranting about the crowd funding for her, etc. And they LOVE Them some Kavanaugh.

I honestly think it is way past time to for 2 countries.

There is no convenient geographical sorting-out of the crazy and the sane.

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BeachDem  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:44:22pm

Welp—today has totally done me in (and I didn’t even watch) so I’m going to go watch The Good Place, then Mom, then Murphy Brown, then some Tracey Ullman reruns.

Thanks to all for following the human stains that are Republicans.

Oh, and I would try to call my Judiciary committee senator, except that it’s fucking Lindsey Graham, so I’ll save myself the pain (and Tim Scott will vote however they tell him to when it gets to the floor, so…)

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wheat-dogg  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:44:26pm

re: #284 wrenchwench

There is no convenient geographical sorting-out of the crazy and the sane.

Separate the crazy from the sane, and you lose the most interesting parts of living in NYC or LA or SF.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:44:32pm

re: #280 Interesting Times

Oh, fuck Manchin sideways - he sounds just like Flakey Flake:

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Okay, if they’re both fucking credible, then he did it.

Ford specifically remembers it happening.

He doesn’t remember it happening, which is different from remembering it happen differently.

Same for the other guests - they don’t remember it happening, not remember it happening differently.

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wrenchwench  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:45:43pm

re: #286 wheat-dogg

Separate the crazy from the sane, and you lose the most interesting parts of living in NYC or LA or SF.

And all the other places I have lived in or visited.

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gocart mozart  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:46:59pm
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gocart mozart  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:48:13pm
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Belafon  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:49:56pm

re: #197 TedStriker

Because that gives them farther-reaching power for a generation or more, power that could help them retain or reclaim a majority in both houses of Congress, perhaps even a supermajority with rubberstamped gerrymandering allowed by a RW-controlled SCOTUS.

Fuck, just typing that depresses the fuck out of me.

We fight like mad and control congress and the president when Thomas leaves, and suddenly the court us liberal.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:51:48pm
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TedStriker  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:53:48pm

Trump couldn’t get his fixer that would protect his ass in Sessions, so he’s getting him in Kavanaugh.

The fact Kavanaugh is just as sleazy as Trump is icing on the cake for Trump.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:55:59pm
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gocart mozart  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:56:36pm
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gocart mozart  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:56:52pm
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MsJ  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:57:09pm
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gocart mozart  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:57:31pm
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plansbandc  Sep 27, 2018 • 4:59:54pm

Look at the level of disgust. And they do not give a fuck.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:00:04pm

re: #295 gocart mozart

“Why the long face?”

Did Coultergeist shout herself horse again?

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jaunte  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:03:22pm
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wrenchwench  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:06:24pm

re: #301 jaunte

[Brett Kavanaugh opens testimony calling situation a “national disgrace” and warned Democrats: “What goes around comes around” ]

Both things are true. But they don’t mean what Brunt thinks they do.

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jaunte  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:06:32pm

“Don’t scream or you’ll make me hit you again.”

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gocart mozart  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:07:12pm

Go fuck yourself Rod

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Dr. Matt  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:09:21pm

America died a little a more today.

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jaunte  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:10:34pm

Liar.

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Skip Intro  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:11:03pm

re: #306 jaunte

Associate Justice Liar.

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:11:09pm

re: #305 Dr. Matt

America died a little a more today.

A lot. More each day. Effing Trump

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Skip Intro  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:12:12pm

re: #305 Dr. Matt

America died a little a more today.

It’s as though the Black Plague was unleashed on the country with Trump’s election.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:14:57pm

“Equal Ju$ti¢e Under Law”

Proving that Republicans can do anything and get away with it!

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wrenchwench  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:15:28pm

re: #309 Skip Intro

It’s as though the Black Plague was unleashed on the country with Trump’s election.

He’s just the biggest symptom. The Plague has always been with us. Some are just now reading the diagnosis. Taking the proper actions can save the patient.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:16:06pm
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lawhawk  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:17:41pm

re: #312 goddamnedfrank

The story of the day is that despite all that, the GOP is intent on confirming Kavanaugh despite being a liar, overwrought, emotional, craven, and hyperpartisan who would push the right wing agenda regardless of the facts/circumstance of the cases before him.

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lawhawk  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:18:12pm
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Mike Lamb  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:18:32pm

re: #313 lawhawk

The story of the day is that despite all that, the GOP is intent on confirming Kavanaugh despite being a liar, overwrought, emotional, craven, and hyperpartisan who would push the right wing agenda regardless of the facts/circumstance of the cases before him.

You forgot “drunk”.

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wrenchwench  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:18:56pm

re: #312 goddamnedfrank

[The story of today is that she came off as believable & he didn’t.]

Each became more so as their speaking time grew longer.

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retired cynic  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:21:23pm

re: #209 Targetpractice

He said he didn’t watch it. ?? Someone is lying or badly mistaken, and someone has probably already said this, because I am late to this session!

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Targetpractice  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:26:25pm

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Skip Intro  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:28:29pm

Fox News fires contributor for calling Kavanaugh accusers ‘lying skanks’

So Fox has a line not to cross? Who knew?

thehill.com

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jaunte  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:28:32pm

Fox News contributor fired for saying the quiet part a little too loudly.

“Feminists are their own worst enemies, and enemy of women, Also, they want men to NEVER be believed. I’m not succumbing,” he tweeted. “TO HELL with the notion that women must be believed no matter what. Lying skanks is what these 3 women are, and we ALL know more.”

He also said Ford, a professor of psychology at Palo Alto University, has a “BE degree.”

“It’s not a Bachelors of Science, but a BOVINE EXCREMENT degree,” he wrote.

Fox News told the Daily News that Jackson had been fired from his gig as a contributor following the tweets.

“His comments on today’s hearings were reprehensible and do not reflect the values of FOX News,” a network spokesperson told the Daily News in a statement.
nydailynews.com

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Jay C  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:28:54pm

re: #313 lawhawk

The story of the day is that despite all that, the GOP is intent on confirming Kavanaugh despite being a liar, overwrought, emotional, craven, and hyperpartisan who would push the right wing agenda regardless of the facts/circumstance of the cases before him.

Quite agree: but is it really “despite” or “because”?
The sad part is that it’s probably the latter.

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gocart mozart  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:29:01pm
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jaunte  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:29:21pm

“Lying skanks is what these 3 women are, and we ALL know more.”

Calling out the stochastic MRAs.

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gocart mozart  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:29:50pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:33:35pm

re: #305 Dr. Matt

America died a little a more today.

Putin’s plan is coming together, though even he may be surprised at the craven self abasement of his Republican accomplices.

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Targetpractice  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:34:43pm

re: #324 gocart mozart

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Apparently they all decided yesterday that their position going forward is she’s a poor victim of a DNC conspiracy to use her against an innocent man. That they truly believe something happened to her, but know BK wasn’t responsible and the “real rapist” is out there somewhere, and that it would have been better for everyone if they’d had the opportunity to dismiss her allegations in the privacy of a closed-door session than out in public.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:35:33pm

re: #13 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Some Democrats may vote for Kavanaugh as well. Nothing would surprise me.

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teleskiguy  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:35:54pm

I know, it’s unfair to lizards. Still…

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gocart mozart  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:38:15pm
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Skip Intro  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:38:58pm

re: #327 Patricia Kayden

I think that’s a given. They won’t even need Pence to break a tie.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:39:05pm

re: #329 gocart mozart

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And that was before his tantrum.

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Patricia Kayden  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:41:09pm

re: #306 jaunte

Wow. Like Trump, he lies about every dang thing. His credibility is non-existent.

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gocart mozart  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:41:30pm
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PhillyPretzel  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:42:21pm

I just went over to the Washington Post and the breaking news is that the GOP is going to confirm Kavanaugh tomorrow. This nightmare is getting worse.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:43:01pm

I had to unfollow Michael awhile back because of his love for Meghan McCain and Louis CK. Dude has gigantic blind spots when it comes to awful, manipulative people that he knows and likes.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:44:02pm

re: #335 goddamnedfrank

I had to unfollow Michael awhile back because of his love for Meghan McCain and Louis CK. Dude has gigantic blind spots when it comes to awful, manipulative people that he knows and likes.

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I’m just lost on seeing how he’s a good person. The people who vouch for his character the loudest are shitty people too.

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jaunte  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:45:00pm
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gocart mozart  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:45:08pm
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gocart mozart  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:45:26pm
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Patricia Kayden  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:45:55pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:46:37pm

re: #337 jaunte

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As BeachDem said last night, why should we listen to David French whose rules he had for his wife while he was deployed were backwards bs. I’m really tired of NRO acting like they’re anything but hacks for the right wing movement.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:47:36pm

re: #340 Patricia Kayden

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That’s what I’ve been thinking about too. I doubt he thought of her at all until she came out by name. She was just another girl for him and Judge.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:48:44pm

Well, someone isn’t very happy today. And, it’s not his lawyers

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Skip Intro  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:49:34pm

re: #340 Patricia Kayden

SO if I get blind drunk and run over somebody does that mean I get to walk?

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gocart mozart  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:49:58pm
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goddamnedfrank  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:52:44pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:53:14pm

re: #344 Skip Intro

SO if I get blind drunk and run over somebody does that mean I get to walk?

I can’t tell you how many serial killers I read about who got themselves blacked out drunk. They still didn’t escape responsibility and neither should Kavanaugh. It really is amazing how mantras about personal responsibility go out the window when you’re a child of privilege like this.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:53:43pm

re: #346 goddamnedfrank

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Their idea about having her go first absolutely backfired on them.

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jaunte  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:54:01pm

Corker a yes on Kavanaugh.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:57:35pm

re: #349 jaunte

Corker a yes on Kavanaugh.

Shocker.

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whitebeach  Sep 27, 2018 • 5:59:09pm

It’s just this simple to me: I believed her. I didn’t believe him.

She had no reason to lie. He had every reason to lie.

He’s a Trump nominee and Trump hasn’t dumped or trashed him yet. That’s better than any polygraph. They’re both born to lie.

Most of all, for me, his whole BS story about his drinking and his lack of sexual experience well into his college years rang like a cracked gong.

He and I had a lot in common in high school. We were both jocks, we were both at or near the top of the class academically, and we both drank mucho beer (which I guarantee you means plenty of harder stuff than beer too). The only major difference was that I was twenty years ahead of him, quite a generational gap. I might have barely bought at least some bits of his story if he’d been in high school in the very early sixties, as I was. In the eighties? Fuhgeddabout it.

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mmmirele  Sep 27, 2018 • 6:07:24pm

re: #307 Skip Intro

Associate Justice Liar.

No, Associate Justice Rapey McRapeface. Or, if quoted, “McRapeface, J.” per the Harvard Blue Book.

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gocart mozart  Sep 27, 2018 • 6:08:20pm
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Barefoot Grin  Sep 27, 2018 • 6:16:10pm

re: #75 Charles Johnson

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I bought a 25oz can of Bud today. Do you know why I bought a 25oz can of Bud? Because the other cans were only 24oz. That’s how much I like beer!


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