And Now, Something Beautiful From Banda Magda: “Thiamandi”

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Banda Magda - Thiamandi
From Banda Magda’s new album “Tigre”, released September 2017 on Verve Label Group/GroundUP Music.

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“Tigre” is available now:

Physical: store.groundupmusic.net
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Music and Lyrics by Magda Giannikou

Lyric Sheets, English Translations and Leadsheets of TIGRE are available at: bandamagda.com

FILM CREW
Andy LaViolette: Cinematography
Magda Giannikou: Producer / Director / Artistic Decorator / Set Designer
Megan McDermott: 1st AC / Scenic Artist / Grip
Jon Schlowsky: Best Boy / Scenic Artist
Mika Mitamura: Make-up / Hair Styling
Amanda Tuiran: Scenic Artist / Production Assistant
Ana Tuiran: Prop Master / Scenic Artist / Playback Engineer
Declan Saint-Onge: Production Still / Photographer
Gabrielle Vigueira: Scenic Artist / Production Assistant
Ed Viguiera: Production Assistant
Juni DiStasio: Set Designer Assistant
Maria Zaharenia: Research and Style Guide Director
Ira Senak: Grip / Playback Engineer / Production Assistant
Tom Beuchel: Production Assistant
John Muller: : Production Assistant
Film Edited by Magda Giannikou and Megan McDermott (Darondo Productions)
Coloring by Megan McDermott (Darondo Productions)

Filmed at Flux Studios NYC and the GroundUP Music Offices.

MUSIC CREW

Magda Giannikou: voice
Ayumi Ueda: vocals
Annette Phillip: vocals
Giorgia Renosto: vocals
Debo Ray: vocals
Mika Mimura: vibraphone
Bob Lanzetti: guitar
Marcelo Woloski: percussion
James Shipp: percussion
Keita Ogawa: percussion
Andres Rotmistrovsky: electric bass
Justin Stanton: rhodes and trumpet
Mike “Maz” Maher: flugelhorn
Chris Bullock: alto flute

Featuring the Banda Magda String Orchestra
primi: Maria Im & Curtis Stewart
secondi: Brooke Quiggins Saulnier & Sami Merdinian
viole: Lev Ljova Zhurbin & Irena Momchilova
celli: Maria Jeffers, Sam Quiggins & Colin Stokes

Music Produced by Magda Giannikou & Fab Dupont
Arrangements by Magda Giannikou
Recorded by Fab Dupont, Ira Senak, Tom Beuchel, Josh Welshman, Mike La Tona & John Muller at Flux Studios NYC
MIxed by Fab Dupont at Flux Studios NYC
Mastered by Diego Calviño at 3:3:2 Studio

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464 comments

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jaunte  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:54:33pm

Your shirt is white
I stole one night
To become like you

Shine in the dark
Your shirt is white
I stole it, I got it
To become like you
Shine like a diamond
Your shirt is white
I came back to the world
All for him here
Get him back
Your shirt is white
I wore it in weddings
Bride I became
And let me not marry
What is it that shines like a diamond
What shines like a glittering diamond
Your shirt is white
He took thorns
And the blood ran, sweet
And I have eyes
It’s not the shirt that shines
What shines like a glittering diamond

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retired cynic  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:58:12pm

She is always good, but this was different, and just lovely.

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gocart mozart  Sep 28, 2018 • 8:59:48pm
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Talking Point Detective  Sep 28, 2018 • 9:00:15pm

Breaking.

The truth about Blassey Ford is coming out. Republican senators and Kavanaugh had this info at the hearing, but were too worried about being accused of being politically correct to present it.

Alex Jones - Christine Blasey Ford’s HS yearbooks scrubbed

realclearinvestigations.com

This is what we’re dealing with, folks.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 28, 2018 • 9:01:11pm

I’ve launched a recruiting drive of sorts on Twitter, based on this LGF post.

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gocart mozart  Sep 28, 2018 • 9:01:45pm
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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 28, 2018 • 9:02:41pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 9:03:32pm

re: #4 Talking Point Detective

Breaking.

The truth about Blassey Ford is coming out. Republican senators and Kavanaugh had this info at the hearing, but were too worried about being accused of being politically correct to present it.

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This is what we’re dealing with, folks.

? I don’t want to know. Goddamn Jones just needs to be arrested already for incitement.

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teleskiguy  Sep 28, 2018 • 9:03:41pm

re: #4 Talking Point Detective

What the fuck are you doing posting this garbage?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 9:04:09pm

re: #6 gocart mozart

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I love that SLJ loved this.

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Belafon  Sep 28, 2018 • 9:05:51pm

re: #4 Talking Point Detective

Breaking.

The truth about Blassey Ford is coming out. Republican senators and Kavanaugh had this info at the hearing, but were too worried about being accused of being politically correct to present it.

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This is what we’re dealing with, folks.

Somehow they got to every yearbook published that year. //

No, I’m not watching the video to find out exactly what he’s talking about.

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jaunte  Sep 28, 2018 • 9:07:21pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 9:07:46pm

Gotta Love Jones backing Bush’s gofer.

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FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀  Sep 28, 2018 • 9:09:28pm
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William Lewis  Sep 28, 2018 • 9:11:38pm

re: #7 FormerDirtDart 🍕🐀

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This was, arguably, his best moment;

Jefferson Starship * Miracles (long version) HQ

rest in peace.

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Interesting Times  Sep 28, 2018 • 9:15:07pm

re: #12 jaunte

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 28, 2018 • 9:19:11pm

ULA Selects Blue Origin to Provide Main Engine for New Vulcan Rocket

I am genuinely shocked. I would have bet any amount of money I had that they would change their minds and go with Aerojet-Rocketdyne’s AR1 at the last minute.

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teleskiguy  Sep 28, 2018 • 9:25:38pm
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gocart mozart  Sep 28, 2018 • 9:44:49pm
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I Would Prefer Not To  Sep 28, 2018 • 9:50:53pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 28, 2018 • 9:53:10pm
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austin_blue  Sep 28, 2018 • 9:54:58pm

re: #19 gocart mozart

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The NYT did a story about this around four months ago in the Arts Section, if I’m not mistaken. I know I read it someplace.

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gocart mozart  Sep 28, 2018 • 10:01:16pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 28, 2018 • 10:01:17pm

I missed all the news until the last half hour. A lot to catch up on.

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gocart mozart  Sep 28, 2018 • 10:03:05pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 28, 2018 • 10:08:54pm

re: #25 gocart mozart

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A bad tweet but honest because Scnaap knows conservative voters are afraid of minorities having power.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 28, 2018 • 10:10:22pm

The other replies are great. too:

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austin_blue  Sep 28, 2018 • 10:11:55pm

Who thinks Kavanaugh survives until next Friday? Anybody?

As a candidate, he’s dead meat. The FBI review will include financials which the non-existent best vetting ever did not include before his nomination.

Who paid for his $95,000 country club entry fee? Who paid off the $200,000 in Baseball Ticket debt (read: gambling debts) which magically disappeared from his credit cards?

Man, I wish I could have 300 large suddenly dumped into my lap just before I was nommed to the SCOTUS!

That would be outstanding! Not like it meant I owed anything to anybody. It’s good to have friends with deep pockets.

But it seems a little hinckie, doesn’t it? Maybe something at which the FBI should take a look?

(The lengths I go to avoid a dangling participle are legion.)

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gwangung  Sep 28, 2018 • 10:17:30pm

re: #28 austin_blue

Who thinks Kavanaugh survives until next Friday? Anybody?

As a candidate, he’s dead meat. The FBI review will include financials which the non-existent best vetting ever did not include before his nomination.

Who paid for his $95,000 country club entry fee? Who paid off the $200,000 in Baseball Ticket debt (read: gambling debts) which magically disappeared from his credit cards?

Man, I wish I could have 300 large suddenly dumped into my lap just before I was nommed to the SCOTUS!

That would be outstanding! Not like it meant I owed anything to anybody. It’s good to have friends with deep pockets.

But it seems a little hinckie, doesn’t it? Maybe something at which the FBI should take a look?

(The lengths I go to avoid a dangling participle are legion.)

I’m not convinced that this particular investigation will find anything openly illegal…and it will take at least that to hurt this nomination. But we’ll see.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 28, 2018 • 10:19:02pm
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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 28, 2018 • 10:20:21pm

re: #28 austin_blue

Who thinks Kavanaugh survives until next Friday? Anybody?

As a candidate, he’s dead meat. The FBI review will include financials which the non-existent best vetting ever did not include before his nomination.

Who paid for his $95,000 country club entry fee? Who paid off the $200,000 in Baseball Ticket debt (read: gambling debts) which magically disappeared from his credit cards?

Man, I wish I could have 300 large suddenly dumped into my lap just before I was nommed to the SCOTUS!

That would be outstanding! Not like it meant I owed anything to anybody. It’s good to have friends with deep pockets.

But it seems a little hinckie, doesn’t it? Maybe something at which the FBI should take a look?

(The lengths I go to avoid a dangling participle are legion.)

Look what’s happened to his public image in the last week. (I know it seems like a year—the next week is going to be even longer!) And that’s without the FBI getting involved. The Swetnick story will come out over the weekend.

And check me if I’m wrong, but any FBI investigation won’t start until Monday at the earliest, and that’s when the clock starts. Mitch couldn’t bull a floor vote through until a week from Tuesday—banana slugs will have evolved into sentient beings and taken over the world by then.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 28, 2018 • 10:21:34pm

And now I see relatives posting that Flake deliberately staged all of this and the two women who poured their hearts out to him are allegedly staffers in his office.

The
Stupid
Never
Stops…

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 28, 2018 • 10:27:59pm

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 28, 2018 • 10:29:13pm

re: #29 gwangung

I’m not convinced that this particular investigation will find anything openly illegal…and it will take at least that to hurt this nomination. But we’ll see.

Yeah I’m not at all hopeful. This is really just a cynical tactic intended to put some time and mental distance between the stark contrast between Ford’s imminently believable testimony vs Kavanaugh’s absolutely atrocious tantrum, and the final vote. The FBI has to dig in hard if they’re going to stop him, and to my mind the best way to do that is to somehow get and release some purposefully hidden documents from the National Archives unequivocally proving that he committed perjury.

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austin_blue  Sep 28, 2018 • 10:29:44pm

re: #29 gwangung

I’m not convinced that this particular investigation will find anything openly illegal…and it will take at least that to hurt this nomination. But we’ll see.

Money is always what kills a white collar criminal. Kavanaugh is dead, full stop, if they look at his finances. The fucker is as dirty as any Enron Exec.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 28, 2018 • 10:31:14pm

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danarchy  Sep 28, 2018 • 10:32:18pm

re: #35 austin_blue

Money is always what kills a white collar criminal. Kavanaugh is dead, full stop, if they look at his finances. The fucker is as dirty as any Enron Exec.

They aren’t looking at his finances. They already did a background check. It has been reopened to look at the specific issue of these allegations and I am not at all confident they are going to find anything like a smoking gun.

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gwangung  Sep 28, 2018 • 10:37:37pm

re: #35 austin_blue

Money is always what kills a white collar criminal. Kavanaugh is dead, full stop, if they look at his finances. The fucker is as dirty as any Enron Exec.

Yeah, but it takes take to dig up that kind of forensic evidence. Not sure the FBI’ll get it.

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austin_blue  Sep 28, 2018 • 10:39:28pm

re: #37 danarchy

They aren’t looking at his finances. They already did a background check. It has been reopened to look at the specific issue of these allegations and I am not at all confident they are going to find anything like a smoking gun.

No, they didn’t. The $300,000 in recent “gifts” to him were not considered, because this Assminstration didn’t run a new check since he got elevated to the DC Circuit.

That’s the point. They talk about “six FBI checks”, but one wasn’t done for the SCOTUS nom.

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 28, 2018 • 10:39:59pm

I have this feeling the FBI is a red herring until late next week. The real story is at the meetings we won’t see or ever hear of. It’s in the backroom, it’s a fight and the long knives are in play.

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KGxvi  Sep 28, 2018 • 10:48:37pm

re: #40 Unshaken Defiance

I have this feeling the FBI is a red herring until late next week. The real story is at the meetings we won’t see or ever hear of. It’s in the backroom, it’s a fight and the long knives are in play.

I think you’re right. The only way Grassley/McConnell/Trump go along with this is if the whip count was <50. This next week is either about getting the vote count to 50 (I’ve no idea what number they’re at right now) or finding a new nominee. What I’d really love is for a Republican Senator to come out and say that Kavanaugh’s tirade yesterday was completely out of line for someone nominated to the Supreme Court and they are an absolute no vote. But that’s as likely as me winning the powerball without buying a ticket. Instead we will have to see how this whole thing plays out and whether Flake/Murkowski/Collins hold firm.

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austin_blue  Sep 28, 2018 • 10:50:34pm

You may be right, and Kavanaugh is a staked goat.

His popularity, at this point, is -5, and trending like a shot-down airplane. On fire and diving for the ground.

The mid-terns are coming, and they have to be shitting bricks. Women, across the board are not happy with Republican brand. If they keep up this bullshit, it won’t be a blue wave, it will be a blue tsunami.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 28, 2018 • 10:56:11pm

re: #42 austin_blue

You may be right, and Kavanaugh is a staked goat.

His popularity, at this point, is -5, and trending like a shot-down airplane. On fire and diving for the ground.

The mid-terns are coming, and they have to be shitting bricks. Women, across the board are not happy with Republican brand. If they keep up this bullshit, it won’t be a blue wave, it will be a blue tsunami.

As someone downstairs pointed out, you can’t gerrymander out white women while you’re gerrymandering in all those white men. It’s a truism that the tighter a gerrymander is, the more brittle it is, but that doesn’t even take a serious gender divide into account. Either the dikes will hold, or they won’t—and if they don’t, it’s blue all over everything.

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danarchy  Sep 28, 2018 • 10:56:33pm

re: #39 austin_blue

No, they didn’t. The $300,000 in recent “gifts” to him were not considered, because this Assminstration didn’t run a new check since he got elevated to the DC Circuit.

That’s the point. They talk about “six FBI checks”, but one wasn’t done for the SCOTUS nom.

Actually I am nearly certain one of those background checks was specifically for the supreme court nomination as a background check is pretty much a matter of course for any high level government position so I would need you to cite a valid source before I would believe that.

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Belafon  Sep 28, 2018 • 10:56:51pm

Thinking about Manchin , I wonder what the actual support for Kavanaugh is in West Virginia.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 28, 2018 • 10:58:47pm

re: #41 KGxvi

What I’d really love is for a Republican Senator to come out and say that Kavanaugh’s tirade yesterday was completely out of line for someone nominated to the Supreme Court and they are an absolute no vote. But that’s as likely as me winning the powerball without buying a ticket. Instead we will have to see how this whole thing plays out and whether Flake/Murkowski/Collins hold firm.

And if that was going to happen it already would have. Flake voted Kavanaugh out of committee then announced his fucking intention to vote for Kavanaugh on the floor and the only thing that seems to have stopped him was getting stuck in that elevator and absolutely RIPPED APART on national television by sexual assault survivors. So none of these assholes are covering themselves in glory here, and it’s pretty clear to me that they’re still looking for a way to vote yes and hope that the FBI gives it to them by issuing an equivocal report that tells them nothing new.

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danarchy  Sep 28, 2018 • 10:59:15pm

re: #44 danarchy

Actually I am nearly certain one of those background checks was specifically for the supreme court nomination as a background check is pretty much a matter of course for any high level government position so I would need you to cite a valid source before I would believe that.

All I could find with a quick search was this Vox article:

Since then, however, as administrations have sought to expedite the nomination process, these checks tend to happen later on in the process. Kavanaugh’s background check was completed before his September confirmation hearing, according to Judiciary Committee spokesperson Taylor Foy. Foy added that most Supreme Court nominee checks are usually finished before a confirmation hearing takes place.

vox.com

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danarchy  Sep 28, 2018 • 11:06:26pm

re: #45 Belafon

Thinking about Manchin , I wonder what the actual support for Kavanaugh is in West Virginia.

It was quite high prior to the recent hearings. something like 80% of republicans, 60% of independants and 40% of Dems. I am sure it is lower now, but haven’t seen recent polling.

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austin_blue  Sep 28, 2018 • 11:13:59pm

re: #44 danarchy

Actually I am nearly certain one of those background checks was specifically for the supreme court nomination as a background check is pretty much a matter of course for any high level government position so I would need you to cite a valid source before I would believe that.

I don’t disagree, but then again, the recently revealed financial problems haven’t been mentioned, have they? Why not, unless they were not investigated? That’s kind of a QED.

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danarchy  Sep 28, 2018 • 11:19:35pm

re: #49 austin_blue

I don’t disagree, but then again, the recently revealed financial problems haven’t been mentioned, have they? Why not, unless they were not investigated? That’s kind of a QED.

One thing about the financial problems, is on the financial disclosure forms they only need to disclose a range. I believe they disclosed debts between $60,000 and $200000. That’s a pretty big range and I am not sure how it became a fact that he owed $200000.

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mmmirele  Sep 28, 2018 • 11:21:53pm

Bill Montgomery, the county attorney here in Maricopa County (aka Phoenix, Arizona) is on record about the Kavanaugh thing, and it’s not pretty. He was also an ally of Joe Arpaio.

And this is why Rachel Mitchell should never have been allowed to question Dr. Ford.

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freetoken  Sep 28, 2018 • 11:24:37pm

Trami looking to be trouble for Japan:

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Single-handed sailor  Sep 28, 2018 • 11:26:53pm
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sagehen  Sep 28, 2018 • 11:32:00pm

re: #31 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

And check me if I’m wrong, but any FBI investigation won’t start until Monday at the earliest, and that’s when the clock starts. Mitch couldn’t bull a floor vote through until a week from Tuesday—banana slugs will have evolved into sentient beings and taken over the world by then.

Not to worry; the FBI works weekends.

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austin_blue  Sep 28, 2018 • 11:33:57pm

And I’m off for the rack. Sweet scaly dreams to everyone on this board.

Kavanaugh, at this point, is a pork roast hissing and popping on a rotisserie over an open flame.

The Dems loathe him for the drunky/rapey monster that he is, and the R’s are terrified that he’s going to kill the brand in the mid-terms, especially in the suburbs, where they have gerrymandered the shit out Congressional districts. Oops.

All in all, I think this was a damn fine ending to another infrastructure week.

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Dave In Austin  Sep 28, 2018 • 11:39:10pm
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ckkatz  Sep 28, 2018 • 11:39:56pm

It seems to me that Kavanaugh is increasingly vulnerable. The extra week allows more issues to come out. And more people an opportunity to their swing at this fiasco of a pinata. Don’t know if that will be enough to end his nomination, though.

I suspect that Kavanaugh’s tantrum at the end of the Thursday hearing and his complete disrespect of several senators, particularly Senator Klobuchor may have cost him support in the Senate. Above and beyond the lying, perjury, alcoholism, misogyny, financial corruption, crass partisanship, and sexual assault charges.

And Senator Flake realized that he was going to be continually accosted by people protesting that this unpopular nominee was being shoved down their throats. If Flake has any national pretensions, he needed to find a way to end that.

Cruz, McConnell and Nielsen already found out that people in this democracy will register their disagreement at authoritarians not “ramming things through”.

I also suspect that Kavanaugh’s behavior has also allowed Democratic Senators from Red states a lot more freedom to oppose his nomination.

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mmmirele  Sep 28, 2018 • 11:45:00pm

re: #52 freetoken

Trami looking to be trouble for Japan:

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Don’t say that, I’m going to Japan on Thursday.

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Single-handed sailor  Sep 28, 2018 • 11:59:48pm

This from the tsunami today.

nevermind

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Single-handed sailor  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:01:19am

now I see it bigger it’s simulation

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:15:19am

re: #57 Dave In Austin

BREAKING: A U.S. appeals court throws out a jury’s verdict that Led Zeppelin did not copy an obscure 1960s instrumental for the intro to its classic 1971 rock anthem “Stairway to Heaven.” apne.ws

There is a lot more to this case than just the fact that the two songs sound very similar; Led Zeppelin toured with the band Spirit in 1968 and in the liner notes of their album, they mention that Jimmy Page was very interested in their song “Taurus” (the one in question) and even jammed on it with them.

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Single-handed sailor  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:27:22am

It’s beginning to look like Mexico won’t sign NAFTA unless Canada is included.

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Single-handed sailor  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:37:01am

But ethanol is socialism.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:39:46am

re: #64 Single-handed sailor

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But ethanol is socialism.

If socialism benefits giant agribusiness, it’s not socialism. Duh!

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 29, 2018 • 1:06:48am

Listen, I’m not saying that you should care about what Lindsay Lohan gets up to, I’m just saying that I know about it and since misery loves company now you have to know about it.

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Dave In Austin  Sep 29, 2018 • 1:06:52am

What a number…..

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Single-handed sailor  Sep 29, 2018 • 1:26:22am

Dammit Chris, Bernie is not a Democrat. Quit your day job, you suck at it.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 29, 2018 • 1:32:42am

Heh. Part of the front page of the King County (WA) Library catalog. Notice the first two “Recently Reviewed Books”.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 29, 2018 • 2:39:51am

re: #68 Single-handed sailor

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Dammit Chris, Bernie is not a Democrat. Quit your day job, you suck at it.

I like AOC but man she gets way too much focus for someone who will be a freshman. As for Bernie, not a Dem yeah.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 29, 2018 • 2:41:18am

re: #66 goddamnedfrank

Listen, I’m not saying that you should care about what Lindsay Lohan gets up to, I’m just saying that I know about it and since misery loves company now you have to know about it.

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Cocaine is a helluva drug…………

Seriously, she’s gone off the deep end; I kinda feel sorry for her.

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Nyet  Sep 29, 2018 • 2:48:27am

A long thread with documents and photos.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 29, 2018 • 2:48:40am

re: #68 Single-handed sailor

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders are two of the biggest names in Democratic politics. Watch The Point with Chris Cillizza on YouTube to break down what they do — and don’t — stand for.

They are big on painting the Democrats as a party that is veering hard left. Makes good copy. And makes life easier for the GOP to paint them as dangerous radicals out to Make America Awful Again.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Sep 29, 2018 • 2:54:44am

re: #66 goddamnedfrank

Listen, I’m not saying that you should care about what Lindsay Lohan gets up to, I’m just saying that I know about it and since misery loves company now you have to know about it.

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Thanks for sharing, jerk.

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MsJ  Sep 29, 2018 • 3:27:34am

re: #71 Dr Lizardo

Cocaine is a helluva drug…………

Seriously, she’s gone off the deep end; I kinda feel sorry for her.

More like “This is your brain on Q”.

And what was with the fake Israeli accent? Where was this?

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Sufficient unto the day...  Sep 29, 2018 • 3:41:25am

re: #75 MsJ

Oh, yeah, most of the comments are “look at the loopy lady”, but there’s some derp in there.

Because of course there is.

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steve_davis  Sep 29, 2018 • 3:43:04am

re: #67 Dave In Austin

What a number…..

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he really did have those “fuck me: I’m good at it!” eyes, didn’t he?

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Dave In Austin  Sep 29, 2018 • 3:45:19am

re: #77 steve_davis

He’s having his balls bronzed and hanging them over his crypt

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Sufficient unto the day...  Sep 29, 2018 • 3:58:35am

re: #78 Dave In Austin

Why? They’re apparently already made of brass and steel.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 29, 2018 • 4:15:25am

Juanita Broadderick is bashing Ford. Classy. I don’t know what happened to her with Bill Clinton but she’s shown what a partisan hack she is because of her hatred of the Clintons.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 29, 2018 • 4:19:57am

re: #75 MsJ

More like “This is your brain on Q”.

And what was with the fake Israeli accent? Where was this?

I thought I heard an accent - weird.

I wonder if LiLo is a Qultist? I don’t follow her on social media, so I have no idea. I only ever hear of her when she pulls some wacked-out BS and gets mentioned in the media.

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MsJ  Sep 29, 2018 • 4:20:52am

re: #80 HappyWarrior

Juanita Broadderick is bashing Ford. Classy. I don’t know what happened to her with Bill Clinton but she’s shown what a partisan hack she is because of her hatred of the Clintons.

It’s shit like this that makes me doubt everything she says and ever has said. Didn’t she accuse, recant and accuse again? And to disrespect Ford while Ford is testifying is just appalling.

I don’t know what happened between her and Bill, but this isn’t how a survivor behaves, especially toward another survivor.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 29, 2018 • 4:26:52am

re: #82 MsJ

It’s shit like this that makes me doubt everything she says and ever has said. Didn’t she accuse, recant and accuse again? And to disrespect Ford while Ford is testifying is just appalling.

I don’t know what happened between her and Bill, but this isn’t how a survivor behaves, especially toward another survivor.

It’s messed up big time. And of course she went to RW outlets to say it. I don’t know what happened either but she really I think showed something very ugly true or not by going along with Trump’s game. I don’t expect have her to backed HRC but she happily was used by Trump, who has plenty of sexual assault allegations himself. And FNC has the nerve to accuse the left of politicizing anything and they pull this crap along with the douche who said Ford should have kept her legs closed. And I completely agree, no empathy for a fellow survivors. I’d take her much more seriously if she didn’t employ a twisted standard.

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MsJ  Sep 29, 2018 • 4:31:13am

SMFH 🤔

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HappyWarrior  Sep 29, 2018 • 4:33:34am

re: #84 MsJ

SMFH 🤔

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Nyet  Sep 29, 2018 • 4:38:27am

Meanwhile our Nazi-adjacent friend is being his usual disgusting self

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HappyWarrior  Sep 29, 2018 • 4:42:25am

re: #86 Nyet

Meanwhile our Nazi-adjacent friend is being his usual disgusting self

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I don’t know how he ever lasted here. Ugly fucker.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Sep 29, 2018 • 4:43:18am

re: #86 Nyet

She’ll probably outlive him. And while I don’t wish for his death, I will be delighted to read his obituary.

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MsJ  Sep 29, 2018 • 4:55:17am
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MsJ  Sep 29, 2018 • 5:00:51am

Everyone knows how to game the system.

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Talking Point Detective  Sep 29, 2018 • 5:02:36am

re: #9 teleskiguy

I think that people might want to know what crap is circulating in the rightwing blogosoheric septic system. Of course, we all know in a general sense that kind of stuff takes place. But sometimes knowing about the specifics is important or useful to know what fake news is out there. It isn’t like Jones’ lunatic rants haven’t ever been posted here before.

No intent to offend and sorry if you (or anyone else) found it offensive.

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fern01  Sep 29, 2018 • 5:08:33am

re: #68 Single-handed sailor

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Dammit Chris, Bernie is not a Democrat. Quit your day job, you suck at it.

He is also not a “big name” - he is done and dusted.

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MsJ  Sep 29, 2018 • 5:47:09am

re: #91 Talking Point Detective

I think that people might want to know what crap is circulating in the rightwing blogosoheric septic system. Of course, we all know in a general sense that kind of stuff takes place. But sometimes knowing about the specifics is important or useful to know what fake news is out there. It isn’t like Jones’ lunatic rants haven’t ever been posted here before.

No intent to offend and sorry if you (or anyone else) found it offensive.

More of “The Slut Deserved It” from the Law & Order crowd.

What they seem to never get is that I could have slept with every guy at every high school in Chicago - but one. And if that one guy attacked me, it’s still an attack. It’s still illegal.

So fuck those assholes. All of them. With Trump’s mushroom topped dick.

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Talking Point Detective  Sep 29, 2018 • 5:52:41am

re: #93 MsJ

I thought this article did a good job of conveying how the rape culture of Kavanaugh’s background was pervasive and considered, basically, normal.

vanityfair.com

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MsJ  Sep 29, 2018 • 5:54:29am
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Eventual Carrion  Sep 29, 2018 • 5:57:25am

re: #28 austin_blue

Who thinks Kavanaugh survives until next Friday? Anybody?

As a candidate, he’s dead meat. The FBI review will include financials which the non-existent best vetting ever did not include before his nomination.

Who paid for his $95,000 country club entry fee? Who paid off the $200,000 in Baseball Ticket debt (read: gambling debts) which magically disappeared from his credit cards?

Man, I wish I could have 300 large suddenly dumped into my lap just before I was nommed to the SCOTUS!

That would be outstanding! Not like it meant I owed anything to anybody. It’s good to have friends with deep pockets.

But it seems a little hinckie, doesn’t it? Maybe something at which the FBI should take a look?

(The lengths I go to avoid a dangling participle are legion.)

I think the time is now when tRump and company realize that putting down and bad mouthing the FBI was a real bad idea.

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ObserverArt  Sep 29, 2018 • 5:58:26am

Morning!

I am hearing that Kavanaugh’s college classmates are beginning to come out of hiding now and talking about those great college times that Brett enjoyed.

That is if he remembers those times.

Apparently they do and are now willing to share.

Does anyone think if it comes out he was a sloppy drunk in college and drank way more then he has let on, will it be enough to be considered perjury since he was less then forthcoming about it?

I think it definitely goes to character issues, but character issues is a judgement call not a legal one like a perjury charge.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 29, 2018 • 6:07:24am

re: #89 MsJ

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Nyet  Sep 29, 2018 • 6:18:44am
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Jay C  Sep 29, 2018 • 6:19:26am

re: #46 goddamnedfrank

And if that was going to happen it already would have. Flake voted Kavanaugh out of committee then announced his fucking intention to vote for Kavanaugh on the floor and the only thing that seems to have stopped him was getting stuck in that elevator and absolutely RIPPED APART on national television by sexual assault survivors. So none of these assholes are covering themselves in glory here, and it’s pretty clear to me that they’re still looking for a way to vote yes and hope that the FBI gives it to them by issuing an equivocal report that tells them nothing new.

While this point may well be true, what gives me a faint glimmer of hope is that the converse is, IMO, equally likely: that stalling the floor nomination vote by waiting on the FBI might be a way to give GOPers an excuse to vote “no”. Maybe.

It is astonishing how badly the Senate Republicans have botched this nomination: they really seem to have utterly misjudged how Thursday’s hearings would play out. Not only showing up Christine Ford as a sympathetic and credible witness - and Brett Kavanaugh as an arrogant angry asshole-on-wheels- but how their (and Trump’s) immediate triumphalist gloating about how BK had “won them over” and rushed to a vote would play out. That Kavanaugh’s rants would stoke the flames of opposition into a “firenado” seems never to have occurred to them. And their attitude that public opinion/opposition was a irrelevance didn’t help, either.

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Nyet  Sep 29, 2018 • 6:19:34am

re: #97 ObserverArt

He still likes beer tho.

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jeffreyw  Sep 29, 2018 • 6:22:21am

Imgur


Good morning!

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 29, 2018 • 6:22:22am

re: #101 Nyet

He still likes beer tho.

Tom T. Hall - I Like Beer 1975 (Beer Songs)

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Nyet  Sep 29, 2018 • 6:22:24am

I wonder how KT is doing. Probably cheering for Kavanaughty.

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Barefoot Grin  Sep 29, 2018 • 6:23:38am

re: #80 HappyWarrior

Juanita Broadderick is bashing Ford. Classy. I don’t know what happened to her with Bill Clinton but she’s shown what a partisan hack she is because of her hatred of the Clintons.

Clinton assassination squad is slipping. /////////////

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William Lewis  Sep 29, 2018 • 6:23:43am

re: #104 Nyet

I wonder how KT is doing. Probably cheering for Kavanaughty.

In between moments of looking for reds hiding under his bed.

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makeitstop  Sep 29, 2018 • 6:24:42am
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Barefoot Grin  Sep 29, 2018 • 6:27:42am

re: #103 Eventual Carrion

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Todd Snider Beer Run

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dangerman  Sep 29, 2018 • 6:36:44am
Oh I lie when I drink, and I drink a lot,
Don’t believe me when I’ve had a few…

YouTube

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 29, 2018 • 6:39:19am

re: #4 Talking Point Detective

Reported that garbage.

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ObserverArt  Sep 29, 2018 • 6:40:48am

re: #107 makeitstop

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FBI says limited(?), we don’t think so.

It’s is now open season on anything Kavanaugh.

It will be interesting to see how far he gets through the next few days.

What also will be interesting is if Trump and the GOP 11 Judiciary Gang allow what the FBI gathers to actually be made public and used against Kavanaugh. They could attempt to cover it up.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Sep 29, 2018 • 6:47:45am

re: #111 ObserverArt

Even better. Kavanaugh drops out, kbowingbthe FBI will find something.

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 29, 2018 • 6:54:54am

re: #108 Barefoot Grin

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I caught him a few years back at the Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland. A smaller venue. It was a real fun night. He would talk a little, play a little, talk a little …

He had a bunch of fake mushrooms of varying sizes on stage with him. He had a funny story about getting pulled over between gigs with a few of them in his back seat, and the conversation that went on between the cop and him.

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mmmirele  Sep 29, 2018 • 6:59:08am

Oh, I reported yesterday that Jeff Flake was supposed to speak on a panel about the future of the GOP at a Forbes 30 under 30 event in Boston. Well, the venue for the speech/discussion, Emerson College’s Colonial Theatre, basically told the organizers of the Forbes event that it wasn’t allowing its site to be used for the speech due to public safety concerns.

necn.com

It now looks like the panel will be moved into a tent at Boston’s City Hall Plaza but I don’t know how that will work out. If anything, the location will likely be ringed with cops and protesters. Flake deserves it. He has presidential aspirations and they need to be brutally squashed.

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Citizen K  Sep 29, 2018 • 7:05:42am
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Jay C  Sep 29, 2018 • 7:09:21am

re: #111 ObserverArt

FBI says limited(?), we don’t think so.

It’s is now open season on anything Kavanaugh.

It will be interesting to see how far he gets through the next few days.

What also will be interesting is if Trump and the GOP 11 Judiciary Gang allow what the FBI gathers to actually be made public and used against Kavanaugh. They could attempt to cover it up.

And make themselves look even MORE complicit/corrupt/underhanded? With five weeks til an election? Not that I think Congressional Republicans give a crap how they look- as long as they get their bro on the SC - but I think that the mechanics of that GOP “ suicide pact” - I.e., trading control of Congress for a SCOTUS seat, are starting to look less and less attractive as time ticks by. Maybe.

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Jay C  Sep 29, 2018 • 7:14:52am

re: #115 Citizen K

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Also, too: “sterling references”? “Respected scholarship”?
C’mon Andrew, this is a partisan GOP hack they’ve nominated, not Oliver Wendell Fucking Holmes….

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 29, 2018 • 7:21:44am

re: #116 Jay C

And make themselves look even MORE complicit/corrupt/underhanded? With five weeks til an election? Not that I think Congressional Republicans give a crap how they look- as long as they get their bro on the SC - but I think that the mechanics of that GOP “ suicide pact” - I.e., trading control of Congress for a SCOTUS seat, are starting to look less and less attractive as time ticks by. Maybe.

They’re still hoping Russia will save their asses.

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stpaulbear  Sep 29, 2018 • 7:28:03am

re: #115 Citizen K

Scott Lemieux
@LemieuxLGM
In a shocking development, Andrew Sullivan finds himself persuaded by the compulsively dishonest partisan ranting of a red-faced misogynist reactionary

Sullivan has never troubled his beautiful gay mind with the concerns of women. He’s a dick.

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jaunte  Sep 29, 2018 • 7:33:29am

re: #119 stpaulbear

Even taking the ‘misogynist’ part out of that sentence, the idea that the absurd over the top show put on by Kavanaugh would qualify him as an employee anywhere, much less for a lifetime supposed-to-be-nonpartisan appointment is ridiculous.

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jaunte  Sep 29, 2018 • 7:36:07am
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dangerman  Sep 29, 2018 • 7:39:19am

re: #116 Jay C

And make themselves look even MORE complicit/corrupt/underhanded? With five weeks til an election? Not that I think Congressional Republicans give a crap how they look- as long as they get their bro on the SC - but I think that the mechanics of that GOP “ suicide pact” - I.e., trading control of Congress for a SCOTUS seat, are starting to look less and less attractive as time ticks by. Maybe.

they’ve bungled it so badly

its an object lesson in how they know so much about gaining and wielding power and so little about the basic competency and due diligence of the politics

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dangerman  Sep 29, 2018 • 7:39:54am

re: #117 Jay C

Also, too: “sterling references”? “Respected scholarship”?
C’mon Andrew, this is a partisan GOP hack they’ve nominated, not Oliver Wendell Fucking Holmes….

just another ‘he’s a great guy if you ignore all the accusations’

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 29, 2018 • 7:44:59am

re: #120 jaunte

Even taking the ‘misogynist’ part out of that sentence, the idea that the absurd over the top show put on by Kavanaugh would qualify him as an employee anywhere, much less for a lifetime supposed-to-be-nonpartisan appointment is ridiculous.

Just remember what the GOP did to Obama and his nominee, Merrick Garland. Anything the Dems to do the GOP and Kavanaugh (namely, exposing his lack of character and qualifications for a lifetime appointment to a Constitutional body) is more than fair play.

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jaunte  Sep 29, 2018 • 7:46:44am

“…in May 2006, as Republicans hoped to finally push Kavanaugh’s nomination across the finish line, the ABA downgraded its endorsement.

The group’s judicial investigator had recently interviewed dozens of lawyers, judges and others who had worked with Kavanaugh, the ABA announced at the time, and some of them raised red flags about “his professional experience and the question of his freedom from bias and open-mindedness.”

“One interviewee remained concerned about the nominee’s ability to be balanced and fair should he assume a federal judgeship,” the ABA committee chairman wrote to senators in 2006. “Another interviewee echoed essentially the same thoughts: ‘(He is) immovable and very stubborn and frustrating to deal with on some issues.’”

A particular judge had told the ABA that Kavanaugh had been “sanctimonious” during an oral argument in court. Several lawyers considered him inexperienced, and one said he “dissembled” in the courtroom.”

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Belafon  Sep 29, 2018 • 7:48:23am

re: #121 jaunte

re: #125 jaunte

Democrats have tried all sorts of things. If it takes 1/2 the country screaming about sex to get their attention, it’s the weapon we have.

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Teddy's Person  Sep 29, 2018 • 7:48:25am

<re: #124 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

Just remember what the GOP did to Obama and his nominee, Merrick Garland. Anything the Dems to do the GOP and Kavanaugh (namely, exposing his lack of character and qualifications for a lifetime appointment to a Constitutional body) is more than fair play.

It’s more than fair play. It’s their constitutional duty to advise and consent. Elected GOP officials have completely abdicated their constiutional duties in favor of serving thier donor overlords and quite possible thier Russian blackmailers.

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Dr. Matt  Sep 29, 2018 • 7:49:22am

re: #4 Talking Point Detective

Breaking.

The truth about Blassey Ford is coming out. Republican senators and Kavanaugh had this info at the hearing, but were too worried about being accused of being politically correct to present it.

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This is what we’re dealing with, folks.

Are you pretending to be a retard?

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jaunte  Sep 29, 2018 • 7:50:13am

re: #126 Belafon

Given that most Republicans have no problem with the embodiment of emoluments clause corruption at the head of the executive branch, it’s the best choice.

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Belafon  Sep 29, 2018 • 7:50:52am

For all of you Doctor Who fans, the first episode of the new season is being simulcast worldwide on Sunday, October 7th (next Sunday). In the United States, it starts at 1:45pm Eastern time. They’ve been running Doctor Who, purposefully out of order, and will continue to do so up until the new season starts on BBCA.

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ObserverArt  Sep 29, 2018 • 7:55:23am

re: #112 GlutenFreeJesus

Even better. Kavanaugh drops out, kbowingbthe FBI will find something.

That is what I am thinking. The only saving grace he may have is Grassley and Gang covering up for him.

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jaunte  Sep 29, 2018 • 7:55:40am

Alex Jones thrashing around this morning.

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sagehen  Sep 29, 2018 • 8:02:13am
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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 29, 2018 • 8:03:15am

re: #130 Belafon

For all of you Doctor Who fans, the first episode of the new season is being simulcast worldwide on Sunday, October 7th (next Sunday). In the United States, it starts at 1:45pm Eastern time. They’ve been running Doctor Who, purposefully out of order, and will continue to do so up until the new season starts on BBCA.

I have already purchased a season pass for it on Amazon Video. I can’t wait.

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Dr. Matt  Sep 29, 2018 • 8:06:55am

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 29, 2018 • 8:08:35am

re: #127 Teddy’s Person

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It’s more than fair play. It’s their constitutional duty to advise and consent. Elected GOP officials have completely abdicated their constiutional duties in favor of serving thier donor overlords and quite possible thier Russian blackmailers.

It’s being spun as obstructionism, character assassination and partisan hackery

by the masters of all three techniques

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Talking Point Detective  Sep 29, 2018 • 8:09:05am

re: #128 Dr. Matt

I’m mocking them - as in a Poe. So in a sense, I guess you could call that pretending to be a “retard.”

I assumed that people would realize that posting an Alex Jones clip isn’t something done as a serious indication of support for Alex Jones’ lunacy.

I wasn’t aware of the attacks against Ford’s putative yearbook before I found rightwingers gullibly posting about it.

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Jay C  Sep 29, 2018 • 8:12:08am

re: #131 ObserverArt

That is what I am thinking. The only saving grace he may have is Grassley and Gang covering up for him.

I’d take that trade: much as seeing Brett Kavanaugh “retired” from the bench in handcuffs would be the ideal scenario, any outcome that results in his NOT getting to a Senate vote (still less a SCOTUS seat) is acceptable, IMO.

Bro Brett, does, after all have a day job: and in any case, even if bounced from the District Court, I’m sure he can have a lucrative post-judicial career bewailing his awful treatment on the Wingnut Welfare Media circuit - for years to come…

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Dr. Matt  Sep 29, 2018 • 8:12:18am

AM Joy is completely destroying some pro-Trump/Kavanaugh syncophant that is desperately failing with “both sides” bullshit.

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BeachDem  Sep 29, 2018 • 8:13:47am

re: #125 jaunte

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And speaking of deja vu all over again, here’s the conversation between Lindsey and Brett back in 2006 about the ABA report:

“Based on your going through that experience, would you recommend that we continue to consult the ABA when it comes to judges?” Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) asked Kavanaugh, who laughed and declined to answer.

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ObserverArt  Sep 29, 2018 • 8:16:01am

re: #114 mmmirele

Oh, I reported yesterday that Jeff Flake was supposed to speak on a panel about the future of the GOP at a Forbes 30 under 30 event in Boston. Well, the venue for the speech/discussion, Emerson College’s Colonial Theatre, basically told the organizers of the Forbes event that it wasn’t allowing its site to be used for the speech due to public safety concerns.

necn.com

It now looks like the panel will be moved into a tent at Boston’s City Hall Plaza but I don’t know how that will work out. If anything, the location will likely be ringed with cops and protesters. Flake deserves it. He has presidential aspirations and they need to be brutally squashed.

Which side of protesters will he be protected from?

Right now I imagine he is hearing it from both sides.

And Trump.

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 29, 2018 • 8:21:16am

re: #141 ObserverArt

Which side of protesters will he be protected from?

Right now I imagine he is hearing it from both sides.

And Trump.

Flake seems to be walking a fine line, hoping to be one to walk from the ruins of a post-Trump GOP with something resembling a reputation.

He deserves it from both sides. The Party is Trump and Trump is the Party.

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ObserverArt  Sep 29, 2018 • 8:22:32am

re: #116 Jay C

And make themselves look even MORE complicit/corrupt/underhanded? With five weeks til an election? Not that I think Congressional Republicans give a crap how they look- as long as they get their bro on the SC - but I think that the mechanics of that GOP “ suicide pact” - I.e., trading control of Congress for a SCOTUS seat, are starting to look less and less attractive as time ticks by. Maybe.

I note you close with “maybe.”

Sad isn’t it? What should be is not always as it is with this pack of devious Republicans.

I find myself always tossing in a qualifying and limiting term and trying to never make any bold declaration as what is going to happen.

If people were just to concentrate on how the GOP is running this whole process they would never vote for the bastages!

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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 29, 2018 • 8:26:22am

re: #116 Jay C

And make themselves look even MORE complicit/corrupt/underhanded? With five weeks til an election? Not that I think Congressional Republicans give a crap how they look- as long as they get their bro on the SC - but I think that the mechanics of that GOP “ suicide pact” - I.e., trading control of Congress for a SCOTUS seat, are starting to look less and less attractive as time ticks by. Maybe.

If they back down on Kavanaugh, they will lose face and support with the base.

They need to keep that intact. As for the rest of the voters they might lose for supporting a privileged white drunkard/rapey-ist, they will take their chances, they know that the electorate is fickle and has a short memory, and can be won back.

But once K-naugh is in, he is in for life and they have the SC majority they need to turn the legislative clock back half a century.

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electrotek  Sep 29, 2018 • 8:28:08am
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Teddy's Person  Sep 29, 2018 • 8:29:49am

re: #144 Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))

If they back down on Kavanaugh, they will lose face and support with the base.

They need to keep that intact. As for the rest of the voters they might lose for supporting a privileged white drunkard/rapey-ist, they will take their chances, they know that the electorate is fickle and has a short memory, and can be won back.

But once K-naugh is in, he is in for life and they have the SC majority they need to turn the legislative clock back half a century.

They want to turn the clock back more than half a century. For example, Lochner v. New York was decided in 1905, and Kav appears to be a big fan.

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ObserverArt  Sep 29, 2018 • 8:31:33am

re: #121 jaunte

Bruce Bartlett
@BruceBartlett
Not to be dismissive of the accusations made by Dr Ford and others, but unfortunately the issue of sexual assault now consumes 100% of the oxygen in the room. Democrats are necessarily leaving other important ones on the side of the road, such as Kavanaugh’s personal finances.

10:34 AM - Sep 29, 2018

I’m not sure he is take is a good one. It was the sexual assault that bought them the time to get here.

Now that it is in the public mind and they have a lot of America debating it, the Democrats can move into things like his heavy drinking and his finances. And who knows, with a little time, they may find something else.

I think the personal finances could be damning, but would it have created the stir the assault allegations did to drag this out for more time?

I don’t question what the Democrats did because it worked.

And, if we find the GOP 11 hid some of the details of the assault allegations and knew the problems it would present for their frat boy judge it will not only hurt Kavanaugh, it further hurts the Republicans.

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ObserverArt  Sep 29, 2018 • 8:35:52am

re: #125 jaunte

Nancy Levine #BelieveSurvivors
@nancylevine
The American Bar Association had concerns about Kavanaugh 12 years ago. Republicans dismissed those, too. washingtonpost.com

10:38 AM - Sep 29, 2018

This is the kind of thing that now needs to be pounded on along with the ABA president and some members now pulling their endorsement.

Both the GOP and Kavanaugh have made a big thing of the ABA endorsement.

This not only hurts Kava-no, it shows the GOP was covering for him all along. Not good for them.

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retired cynic  Sep 29, 2018 • 8:42:31am

re: #72 Nyet

I didn’t want to know, but I needed to read that. Thank you. Too big for tears.

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 29, 2018 • 8:43:27am

re: #121 jaunte

Horrible take. The presumption they can’t do more than one thing at a time is dangerously defeatist. You don’t walk on one leg, breath with one lung or fly with one wing.

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jaunte  Sep 29, 2018 • 8:44:49am

re: #150 Unshaken Defiance

I think the FBI will be up to the challenge of surpassing the Judiciary Committee investigators.

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jaunte  Sep 29, 2018 • 8:48:24am
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ericblair  Sep 29, 2018 • 8:49:09am

re: #150 Unshaken Defiance

Horrible take. The presumption they can’t do more than one thing at a time is dangerously defeatist. You don’t walk on one leg, breath with one lung or fly with one wing.

Also, many of the people you’re trying to reach are barely paying attention to any of this. They’ll hear bits and pieces, and the more that’s out there the more it gets reinforced for them that he’s a Bad Man.

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sagehen  Sep 29, 2018 • 8:49:19am

re: #147 ObserverArt

Now that it is in the public mind and they have a lot of America debating it, the Democrats can move into things like his heavy drinking and his finances. And who knows, with a little time, they may find something else.

I think the personal finances could be damning, but would it have created the stir the assault allegations did to drag this out for more time?

One of the reasons Republicans punch above their weight, one of the main reasons is their ability to tightly focus. Democrats don’t do that — Democrats want to cover ALL the issues, EVERY problem, and it dilutes their effectiveness.

Just look at 2016 for a perfect example — Trump had so many scandals, so many outrages, that each got skipped over quickly because there was another problem and another one and another and another and who can even remember which one was last wednesday and which was thursday and… Hillary was e-mails e-mails e-mails e-mails, benghazi benghazi benghazi e-mails.

Bruce is correct. Pick one issue — the one that 9th graders can understand, the one that fits on a bumper sticker, the one that makes for 10-second sound bites. Forget nuance. Laser focus on that one issue. Hammer on that issue. In sync.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 29, 2018 • 8:50:45am

re: #150 Unshaken Defiance

Horrible take. The presumption they can’t do more than one thing at a time is dangerously defeatist. You don’t walk on one leg, breath with one lung or fly with one wing.

I see his point. We need to stress not only the sexual assault angle, but also the effortless lying, and the financial questions. There’s a pause in the action, and finally I feel like the lying and sneering disrespect in Thursday’s hearing is getting some traction. Roll it all together, and you have an entitled asshole who feels like a Supreme Court seat is his due for being born into the right family, being sent to the right schools, and kissint all the right asses.

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jaunte  Sep 29, 2018 • 8:52:41am

Bryan Fischer calling for direct action from the crazies.

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 29, 2018 • 8:54:21am

re: #155 Blind Frog Belly White

I get it. Just don’t think that’s the smart play in this environment of multiple serious perils. Positives- we got Muellers team working apace, groups like ACLU on other angles. Fortunately the resistance does not revolve around the DNC. It’s just one nice planet in the system. :-)

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electrotek  Sep 29, 2018 • 8:55:31am
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Sufficient unto the day...  Sep 29, 2018 • 8:57:16am
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Sep 29, 2018 • 8:59:26am

re: #156 jaunte

This is war. If the GOP loses Kavanaugh because of craven cowardice, not even God will help them, and the Republican base sure won’t. Grassley, McConnell, etc. have no idea the danger they are in. Confirm Kavanaugh or die.

Fischer has a point: if they dare back down on Kavanaugh, they will lose a lot of key support that they need to win.

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Jay C  Sep 29, 2018 • 9:00:49am

re: #155 Blind Frog Belly White

Roll it all together, and you have an entitled asshole who feels like a Supreme Court seat is his due for being born into the right family, being sent to the right schools, and kissing all the right asses.

Not to mention the “right” job experience: David Brock, as this diary at Daily Kos reminds us, got his start as a GOP hatchetman for the “Arkansas Project” and the Ken Starr inquisition against Bill Clinton. Brock’s take is that Bro Brett was a hack partisan smear-monger then, and probably hasn’t mellowed much since (he’s probably right).

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ObserverArt  Sep 29, 2018 • 9:02:08am

re: #152 jaunte

Bob walker
@Bobwalk67301412
Kavanaugh’s college friends say he lied under oath about drinking a.msn.com

10:44 AM - Sep 29, 2018

There it is, just what I was hearing.

Kavanaugh may have counted a little too much on his college friends and associates to cover for him.

It may have worked until all the other stuff has come out and they reconsidered what his partying ways actually meant.

They seem to have decided they remember more about Brett than they did at first.

Funny how that happens.

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Talking Point Detective  Sep 29, 2018 • 9:04:57am

re: #128 Dr. Matt

Here is another variety in the panoply of attacks against Ford - this one making shit up about her links to the “deep state” to deflect from dealing seriously with the implications of Kavanaugh’s dissembling and lying under oath.

yournewswire.com

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Targetpractice  Sep 29, 2018 • 9:06:10am

re: #152 jaunte

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Dr. Ford spent the entirety of the morning hearing facing a prosecutor who could not poke any holes in her allegations, spending the latter half effectively being accused of being either a DNC operative or their willing dupe.

The afternoon was spent watching Kavanaugh being cagey and dissembling, before the SJC majority pushed the prosecutor aside just as she was getting somewhere in her questioning to laugh in partisan hysterics.

And the media immediately rushed to present the two of them as “equally” credible, even suggested he was more so because “I’d be angry too!” declarations from white men and “They could accuse my boys!” from white women.

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MsJ  Sep 29, 2018 • 9:06:32am

re: #116 Jay C

And make themselves look even MORE complicit/corrupt/underhanded? With five weeks til an election? Not that I think Congressional Republicans give a crap how they look- as long as they get their bro on the SC - but I think that the mechanics of that GOP “ suicide pact” - I.e., trading control of Congress for a SCOTUS seat, are starting to look less and less attractive as time ticks by. Maybe.

My biggest hope for Republicans.

1. Kavanaugh done.
2 Irreparable harm loses them the House.
3. Irreparable harm loses them the Senate.
4. Dems sweep 2020.

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ObserverArt  Sep 29, 2018 • 9:06:52am

re: #154 sagehen

One of the reasons Republicans punch above their weight, one of the main reasons is their ability to tightly focus. Democrats don’t do that — Democrats want to cover ALL the issues, EVERY problem, and it dilutes their effectiveness.

Just look at 2016 for a perfect example — Trump had so many scandals, so many outrages, that each got skipped over quickly because there was another problem and another one and another and another and who can even remember which one was last wednesday and which was thursday and… Hillary was e-mails e-mails e-mails e-mails, benghazi benghazi benghazi e-mails.

Bruce is correct. Pick one issue — the one that 9th graders can understand, the one that fits on a bumper sticker, the one that makes for 10-second sound bites. Forget nuance. Laser focus on that one issue. Hammer on that issue. In sync.

Are you sure you read his comment correctly?

Isn’t he more or less saying they were wrong to have a “laser” focus solely on the sex assault and leave all the other stuff to the side.

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BeachDem  Sep 29, 2018 • 9:07:49am

And Kathleen Parker goes from bad to worse to worst. Now she’s not only championing Kavanaugh (Kavanaugh, too, has suffered immensely. Nearly losing control throughout his emotional statement, he was as credible as his accuser) but rallying around Lindsey Graham.

While many were horrified by Graham’s anger, I found it as cleansing and refreshing as a dip in the River Jordan. His points, meanwhile, were compelling…

Graham is a necessary voice, the human truth-o-meter and translator who shouts the truth from the rooftops

washingtonpost.com

Vomit.

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ObserverArt  Sep 29, 2018 • 9:08:44am

re: #156 jaunte

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Bryan Fischer calling for direct action from the crazies.

Easy. I go with Republicans can die.

What’s not to love with that?

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 29, 2018 • 9:09:39am

I’m hearing a lot from the right and far right in other venues. Those people will get violent hopefully only a little as their icons are taking themselves down. But possibly a lot. It is with that in mind I tweeted this thread, which may seem a little hard on us.

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ericblair  Sep 29, 2018 • 9:10:07am

re: #154 sagehen

Just look at 2016 for a perfect example — Trump had so many scandals, so many outrages, that each got skipped over quickly because there was another problem and another one and another and another and who can even remember which one was last wednesday and which was thursday and… Hillary was e-mails e-mails e-mails e-mails, benghazi benghazi benghazi e-mails.

I don’t think this is the case. Imagine flipping the roles here; if the Dems tried to hammer Trump’s suboptimal email management for months on end, nobody would have bit. Because nobody fucking cares about email management except sysadmins, and if you ask most email users not even then. If Clinton had had a serious verifiable scandal every few days she’d have been hounded off the stage within a week, and most of the media would be on Clinton Arrest Watch within days.

Trump’s campaign was able to make so much of a bullshit non-scandal and a beaten-to-death minor scandal because the entire system was wired, from the money men to the misogynist media bosses to the psychological war by a hostile foreign power, to hammer anything into the brains of the US consumer to hurt Clinton. The actual topic was meaningless.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 29, 2018 • 9:10:08am

re: #157 Unshaken Defiance

I get it. Just don’t think that’s the smart play in this environment of multiple serious perils. Positives- we got Muellers team working apace, groups like ACLU on other angles. Fortunately the resistance does not revolve around the DNC. It’s just one nice planet in the system. :-)

To me, it’s all of a piece. The entitlement, the lying, the drunken toxic masculine performing, the partisanship, the sneering contempt for anyone who stands in the way of him getting what he feels he deserves. It’s how I think, putting together a picture of Kavanaugh as a person. It’s why the allegations from Ford, Ramirez, and (forgot her name) all make sense, and are completely IN character, not out of character at all. To me, the entitled prick who tried to badger Sen Klobuchar, who lied so transparently about his drinking, and about the entries in his calendar and yearbook is exactly the kind of guy who’d push a 15 year old girl down on the bed and start groping her to impress a friend, and then either lie about it, or not even remember it because the girl’s humanity was so unimportant to him.

Hey, I might be wrong, but I prefer a more wholistic approach to painting the picture of his totally unsuitable nature.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 29, 2018 • 9:10:53am

re: #117 Jay C

Also, too: “sterling references”? “Respected scholarship”?
C’mon Andrew, this is a partisan GOP hack they’ve nominated, not Oliver Wendell Fucking Holmes….

I was a somewhat of a fan of Andrew’s during the Obama years, after he confessed how he was wrong about the Iraq invasion. But it was clear even then that he had issues with women (including a pathological contempt for Hillary) and some issues with minorities (his endorsement of the Bell Curve). His current reaction is shocking to me, because I thought he was better than this, but then he always did describe himself as a conservative and a devout Catholic, and given his heritage, I guess it’s not surprising that he would support a man with an elitist Jesuit prep school background.

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Targetpractice  Sep 29, 2018 • 9:13:07am

re: #167 BeachDem

And Kathleen Parker goes from bad to worse to worst. Now she’s not only championing Kavanaugh (Kavanaugh, too, has suffered immensely. Nearly losing control throughout his emotional statement, he was as credible as his accuser) but rallying around Lindsey Graham.

While many were horrified by Graham’s anger, I found it as cleansing and refreshing as a dip in the River Jordan. His points, meanwhile, were compelling…

Graham is a necessary voice, the human truth-o-meter and translator who shouts the truth from the rooftops

washingtonpost.com

Vomit.

Both men acted in a manner that their female counterparts never could have without drawing immediate derision and criticism. Graham’s tirade alone would have been shut down by Grassley if it came from Feinstein and presented by the media as proof that the DNC was engaged in a “smear job” rather than a hunt for the truth.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 29, 2018 • 9:14:05am

Hey I’m a white male and I don’t want special privileges. How do you cancel these damn things?

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 29, 2018 • 9:15:06am

re: #171 Blind Frog Belly White

To me, it’s all of a piece. The entitlement, the lying, the drunken toxic masculine performing, the partisanship, the sneering contempt for anyone who stands in the way of him getting what he feels he deserves. It’s how I think, putting together a picture of Kavanaugh as a person. It’s why the allegations from Ford, Ramirez, and (forgot her name) all make sense, and are completely IN character, not out of character at all. To me, the entitled prick who tried to badger Sen Klobuchar, who lied so transparently about his drinking, and about the entries in his calendar and yearbook is exactly the kind of guy who’d push a 15 year old girl down on the bed and start groping her to impress a friend, and then either lie about it, or not even remember it because the girl’s humanity was so unimportant to him.

Hey, I might be wrong, but I prefer a more wholistic approach to painting the picture of his totally unsuitable nature.

I don’t think that’s it — he blacks out, doesn’t recall events, and doesn’t realize that he has actually blacked out. Is it possible that he was under the influence during his Thursday performance?

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ObserverArt  Sep 29, 2018 • 9:21:28am

re: #171 Blind Frog Belly White

To me, it’s all of a piece. The entitlement, the lying, the drunken toxic masculine performing, the partisanship, the sneering contempt for anyone who stands in the way of him getting what he feels he deserves. It’s how I think, putting together a picture of Kavanaugh as a person. It’s why the allegations from Ford, Ramirez, and (forgot her name) all make sense, and are completely IN character, not out of character at all. To me, the entitled prick who tried to badger Sen Klobuchar, who lied so transparently about his drinking, and about the entries in his calendar and yearbook is exactly the kind of guy who’d push a 15 year old girl down on the bed and start groping her to impress a friend, and then either lie about it, or not even remember it because the girl’s humanity was so unimportant to him.

Hey, I might be wrong, but I prefer a more wholistic approach to painting the picture of his totally unsuitable nature.

You are obviously intelligent and can handle and process a lot of information. You can see facts where they are.

But you may be mistaken thinking most Americans both will bother or have the capacity to sift through it all in one big batch.

Example: We got Trump. A lot of American’s voted for The Lump.

There were hundreds of facts and reasons not to vote for The Lump.

What did they settle on? Her Emails and MAGA!

Besides…we have to figure in what the Democrats did worked. It worked. Period.

Three weeks ago about half the members of this blog/discussion forum said Kavanaugh was going to be confirmed.

Now?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 29, 2018 • 9:22:47am

Because this has been “Sexual Assault Week”, I’ve been reading a lot of good pieces from women on that and related stuff. This is a good piece in Daily Beast talking about boys’ humiliation of girls, even in grade school years, and the cumulative effect.

This, and the discussions of ‘performative masculinity’, where boys perform for other boys using girls as props, reminded me of things that happened when I was a kid. I don’t remember ever doing that shit, but boy, do I remember others doing it. It did tend to be the same guys over and over, and often they were also belligerent with me, an outsider, an oddball. Plus until 9th grade I was literally one of the smallest boys in my class (now 6’ - and when I grew to 5’10” in 10th grade, the bullying stopped).

One thing that keeps popping up was in Jr. High, when one of the shyer girls in our class got braces. One boy kept shouting at her, “Hey, TIN GRIN!”, and laughing to the other boys. Even at the time, I thought it was a dick move, but as I got older, and especially now, when I think about it I can only imagine how humiliating it must have been for her. Even though she must have heard, she didn’t overtly react. She didn’t give him the satisfaction of reacting.

The guy was an asshole all through school, but very popular, at least with the boys.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 29, 2018 • 9:25:29am

re: #175 Hecuba’s daughter

I don’t think that’s it — he blacks out, doesn’t recall events, and doesn’t realize that he has actually blacked out. Is it possible that he was under the influence during his Thursday performance?

My belief is that he’s lying about getting blackout drunk in high school and college, and doesn’t remember the incident, but even if he did, he’d lie about it.

I don’t think he was under the influence of anything other than entitlement and the threat of having what he thought he deserved taken away, plus having been told Trump likes fighters.

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retired cynic  Sep 29, 2018 • 9:26:06am

re: #167 BeachDem

And Kathleen Parker goes from bad to worse to worst. Now she’s not only championing Kavanaugh (Kavanaugh, too, has suffered immensely. Nearly losing control throughout his emotional statement, he was as credible as his accuser) but rallying around Lindsey Graham.

While many were horrified by Graham’s anger, I found it as cleansing and refreshing as a dip in the River Jordan. His points, meanwhile, were compelling…

Graham is a necessary voice, the human truth-o-meter and translator who shouts the truth from the rooftops

washingtonpost.com

Vomit.

I read that, and was appalled, even considering the source. Almost looks like she drew the short straw and had to write something pro-BK/LG. So I decided to look at the comments, to get a sense of what the other side thought. To my surprise, they were universally against her take.

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Jay C  Sep 29, 2018 • 9:26:16am

re: #156 jaunte

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Bryan Fischer calling for direct action from the crazies.

“Die” how? “Win” what?

Of course Fischer and the rest of the family-shmamily Holy Haters are going to be pissed at the GOPers if Judge McRapey doesn’t make it to SCOTUS, but - barring some mass RW walkout/boycott of the midterm elections (and how likely, really is that?), the bulk of the offices up for contention are Governorships, State Lege seats, and the House of Representatives: none of whom, outside of voicing support/opposition have much to do with the Kavanaugh nomination. And of those officials who do (Senators), not too many of them are even up for reelection this time; and those who are are mainly Brett-bros anyway. Maybe depressed GOP turnout in places like AZ or TN or MO might sway results more “blue” than they might be - personally, I’m not so sure.

I think it’s more likely that Bryan Fischer’s fire-and-brimstone threats are simply going to ring hollow and make him look even more like the fringe idiot he is. We can always hope….

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 29, 2018 • 9:28:19am

re: #121 jaunte

The real problem was that the majority on the committee had no interest in doing their job: investigating whether Kavanaugh was qualified to sit on the Supreme Court. They did not pursue any line of query that might impede their rush to confirm him. The failure to release the documents concerning his role in the White House during the Bush years show that they didn’t care about anything in his professional background that might undermine the faux image of his being an upstanding lawyer. Bruce is right but it was clear that the GOP didn’t care about any financial irregularities in his past. Actually they don’t care about anything in his past, including his alcoholism. You have to fight with the weapons that work — and the Ford allegations seem to be the only effective tool.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 29, 2018 • 9:30:42am

re: #167 BeachDem

And Kathleen Parker goes from bad to worse to worst. Now she’s not only championing Kavanaugh (Kavanaugh, too, has suffered immensely. Nearly losing control throughout his emotional statement, he was as credible as his accuser) but rallying around Lindsey Graham.

While many were horrified by Graham’s anger, I found it as cleansing and refreshing as a dip in the River Jordan. His points, meanwhile, were compelling…

Graham is a necessary voice, the human truth-o-meter and translator who shouts the truth from the rooftops

washingtonpost.com

Vomit.

My preferred take on Graham…

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 29, 2018 • 9:31:06am

re: #180 Jay C

“Loving, tolerant Christian man threatens people with death if they don’t do what he wants.”

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 29, 2018 • 9:32:31am

re: #156 jaunte

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Bryan Fischer calling for direct action from the crazies.

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makeitstop  Sep 29, 2018 • 9:34:17am

One thing that the Judiciary Dems were catching flak for was the repeated questioning about the FBI investigation. The knock was that they were ignoring all of Kavanaugh’s other sins and just repeating a question that had been asked and answered.

But damned if it didn’t stick. And look where we are now.

Would the delay and investigation still be happening if the Dems hadn’t asked the question so many times? Maybe. But even with a couple of Republican senators asking for an investigation, the idea really didn’t get any traction until the Dems hammered the question 10 or 20 times.

It was a lot smarter of a move than it appeared at the time.

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Targetpractice  Sep 29, 2018 • 9:37:58am

re: #185 makeitstop

One thing that the Judiciary Dems were catching flak for was the repeated questioning about the FBI investigation. The knock was that they were ignoring all of Kavanaugh’s other sins and just repeating a question that had been asked and answered.

But damned if it didn’t stick. And look where we are now.

Would the delay and investigation still be happening if the Dems hadn’t asked the question so many times? Maybe. But even with a couple of Republican senators asking for an investigation, the idea really didn’t get any traction until the Dems hammered the question 10 or 20 times.

It was a lot smarter of a move than it appeared at the time.

It is. If they’d hit him with the scattershot that critics claim would have worked better, or focused on his finances which we’re told is the goldmine that would kill his candidacy, then the GOP probably would be voting on his confirmation today because Flake and others wouldn’t feel the same pressure to give the FBI another go. They’d be able to argue that the DNC doesn’t seem to care much if the matter is thoroughly investigated and treated Dr. Ford’s allegations as an excuse to have another go at Kavanaugh, so why should they waste the Senate’s time on a “witch hunt”?

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 29, 2018 • 9:38:59am

The latest Republican Gambit!

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 29, 2018 • 9:40:42am

re: #187 Joe Bacon 🌹

::: rolling eyes :::

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 29, 2018 • 9:41:25am

re: #179 retired cynic

I read that, and was appalled, even considering the source. Almost looks like she drew the short straw and had to write something pro-BK/LG. So I decided to look at the comments, to get a sense of what the other side thought. To my surprise, they were universally against her take.

You have to reflect on the Post readership: they are primarily Democrats or liberals. So it isn’t surprising that the comments were opposed to her views. I remember occasionally reading her column in the Chicago Tribune during the Clinton years and being irritated with her hard-right positions, though she would sometimes surprise you.

At least Jen, the other conservative columnist, has seen the light.

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ObserverArt  Sep 29, 2018 • 9:44:59am

re: #186 Targetpractice

It is. If they’d hit him with the scattershot that critics claim would have worked better, or focused on his finances which we’re told is the goldmine that would kill his candidacy, then the GOP probably would be voting on his confirmation today because Flake and others wouldn’t feel the same pressure to give the FBI another go. They’d be able to argue that the DNC doesn’t seem to care much if the matter is thoroughly investigated and treated Dr. Ford’s allegations as an excuse to have another go at Kavanaugh, so why should they waste the Senate’s time on a “witch hunt”?

And what really got to Flake?

Women.

The finances would not have caused the issues the sexual allegations did to really fire up American women.

And I still think getting women out to the polls for Democrats in November is key. it is good, necessary politics.

Plus, women really do have a ton of crap to be concerned with both the GOP and Kavanaugh and The Supremes. It is morally good too.

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I Would Prefer Not To  Sep 29, 2018 • 9:48:31am

re: #190 ObserverArt

And what really got to Flake?

Women.

The finances would not have caused the issues the sexual allegations did to really fire up American women.

And I still think getting women out to the polls for Democrats in November is key. it is good, necessary politics.

Plus, women really do have a ton of crap to be concerned with both the GOP and Kavanaugh and The Supremes. It is morally good too.

I do think the $ with kav is almost as bad, BUT trump has bigger money problems and the media/voters didn’t care as much as they should have.

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wrenchwench  Sep 29, 2018 • 9:53:14am

re: #191 I Would Prefer Not To

I do think the $ with kav is almost as bad, BUT trump has bigger money problems and the media/voters didn’t care as much as they should have.

I hafta wonder what kind of money problems Flake has. Since he has voted 100% with Trump, but raises a strategic slow-down over Kravenaugh, who has what on him? He feels he needs to make this move, why not an earlier one, or a better one now? I have so many suspicions of him, but no names to attach to them.

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Belafon  Sep 29, 2018 • 9:57:33am

re: #192 wrenchwench

I hafta wonder what kind of money problems Flake has. Since he has voted 100% with Trump, but raises a strategic slow-down over Kravenaugh, who has what on him? He feels he needs to make this move, why not an earlier one, or a better one now? I have so many suspicions of him, but no names to attach to them.

I had to go look him up. He’s a year younger than Obama, born in Snowflake, AZ (love that he’s a snowflake). That puts him in the born believing that the GOP positions are sacred rather than knowing they are a con.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 29, 2018 • 9:59:26am

re: #192 wrenchwench

I hafta wonder what kind of money problems Flake has. Since he has voted 100% with Trump, but raises a strategic slow-down over Kravenaugh, who has what on him? He feels he needs to make this move, why not an earlier one, or a better one now? I have so many suspicions of him, but no names to attach to them.

I don’t think there have to be any more sinister explanations for his voting than simply that he voted for things he’d have voted for in any case. In the House he was a fairly extreme Conservative, and he’s been the same in the Senate.

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wrenchwench  Sep 29, 2018 • 10:00:28am

re: #190 ObserverArt

[…]

Plus, women really do have a ton of crap to be concerned with both the GOP and Kavanaugh and The Supremes. It is morally good too.

Don’t stop there; the DNC, the non-Supreme judges, and (as a local DJ says) genres I can’t even think of.

The Hyde amendment, the fact that Obama gave up on the idea that Medicaid could pay for abortions to get his health insurance plan through. I can’t even.

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ckkatz  Sep 29, 2018 • 10:02:30am

My guess is that Flake is looking for cover in order to restart his political career once the Trump GOP has imploded.

But Flake is smart enough to know that it is a bad idea to leave enemies behind him. I suspect that the politician in him quickly figured out having angry women confronting him everywhere he tried to go was not conducive to that future career.

True, Trump has no love of Flake. And that love is returned by Flake. But Flake’s roots are deep in the rightwing reactionary morass.

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retired cynic  Sep 29, 2018 • 10:03:27am

re: #189 Hecuba’s daughter

You have to reflect on the Post readership: they are primarily Democrats or liberals. So it isn’t surprising that the comments were opposed to her views. I remember occasionally reading her column in the Chicago Tribune during the Clinton years and being irritated with her hard-right positions, though she would sometimes surprise you.

At least Jen, the other conservative columnist, has seen the light.

True, of course, but I have read other conservative columnists there (when I just felt like beating myself over the head with a brick), and the comments were majority right-wing. Perhaps they had been posted on a right wing site, or perhaps this one wasn’t. Anyway, the difference was striking to me.

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KGxvi  Sep 29, 2018 • 10:03:52am

re: #192 wrenchwench

I hafta wonder what kind of money problems Flake has. Since he has voted 100% with Trump, but raises a strategic slow-down over Kravenaugh, who has what on him? He feels he needs to make this move, why not an earlier one, or a better one now? I have so many suspicions of him, but no names to attach to them.

He gave an interview to some magazine and admitted that everyone coming forward with their stories of assault (or worse) affected him. He might be experiencing some sense of shame. And we all know how hard it can be to deal with new and strange feelings like that

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 29, 2018 • 10:04:04am

re: #194 Blind Frog Belly White

I don’t there has to be any more sinister explanations for his voting than simply that he voted for things he’d have voted for in any case. In the House he was a fairly extreme Conservative, and he’s been the same in the Senate.

Yep — except for his love of Russia (and, probably, the tariffs), everything that Trump is doing is something that any standard conservative supports. Flake is not a fan of the Trump style, but Trump policies are fine with him, especially since most are Ryan/McConnell policies.

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Dr Lizardo  Sep 29, 2018 • 10:04:21am

re: #187 Joe Bacon 🌹

The latest Republican Gambit!

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Hey now, don’t be dragging Mothra into this shitshow.

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Jay C  Sep 29, 2018 • 10:06:08am

re: #191 I Would Prefer Not To

I do think the $ with kav is almost as bad, BUT trump has bigger money problems and the media/voters didn’t care as much as they should have.

A bit different: hardly anybody in the country knew who Brett Kavanaugh was til he got the SCOTUS nom: Donald Trump was already a “celebrity” when he started his run. I think the “media” in general, during the campaign, actually did a reasonable job in exposing Trump’s business “successes” as the shuck-and-jive string of failures they were. But you’re right: the voters didn’t care much: most likely because the simple(-minded) take was easiest: Trump had spent decades polishing his reality-TV image as this fabulously wealthy and gaudily-successful tycoon: and whether consciously or not, all too many voters never bothered (or wanted) to look behind the gilded facade…

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wrenchwench  Sep 29, 2018 • 10:07:39am

re: #193 Belafon

I had to go look him up. He’s a year younger than Obama, born in Snowflake, AZ (love that he’s a snowflake). That puts him in the born believing that the GOP positions are sacred rather than knowing they are a con.

He’s a member of the Mormon empire of Arizona (small ‘e’, no offense meant. They sometimes work together with each other politically, as well as spiritually.) Hard to tell at times what he might consider ‘sacred’.

re: #194 Blind Frog Belly White

I don’t there has to be any more sinister explanations for his voting than simply that he voted for things he’d have voted for in any case. In the House he was a fairly extreme Conservative, and he’s been the same in the Senate.

Good point. Like everyone, he does things for his own reasons. Expecting change may be wishful.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 29, 2018 • 10:08:00am

re: #199 Hecuba’s daughter

Yep — except for his love of Russia (and, probably, the tariffs), everything that Trump is doing is something that any standard conservative supports. Flake is not a fan of the Trump style, but Trump policies are fine with him, especially since most are Ryan/McConnell policies.

Hence reactions like my high school friend’s - Trump is a pig, but he likes the policies he’s enacting. Also, ‘don’t pay attention to what he SAYS, pay attention to what he DOES’.

Mind you, this guy runs an orchard, and these sentiments were expressed BEFORE the Chinese retaliatory tariffs on fresh fruit hit…

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BigPapa  Sep 29, 2018 • 10:09:50am

re: #174 Eclectic Cyborg

The First Rule of White Club: there is no White Club

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sagehen  Sep 29, 2018 • 10:09:54am

re: #166 ObserverArt

Are you sure you read his comment correctly?

Isn’t he more or less saying they were wrong to have a “laser” focus solely on the sex assault and leave all the other stuff to the side.

I took it as lamenting that it was necessary to take this approach, that sadly the committee and the media and the public are unwilling to walk and chew gum at the same time.

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KGxvi  Sep 29, 2018 • 10:11:32am

re: #203 Blind Frog Belly White

The Muslim ban, the caging of children, the push to assassinate a foreign head of state, capitulating to Putin, capitulating to Kim (and getting nothing for it)… those are all terrible things he’s done, and if you’re ok with any of those things, you need to undertake a serious moral inventory

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MsJ  Sep 29, 2018 • 10:13:03am

re: #193 Belafon

I had to go look him up. He’s a year younger than Obama, born in Snowflake, AZ (love that he’s a snowflake). That puts him in the born believing that the GOP positions are sacred rather than knowing they are a con.

There’s a joke in there somewhere.

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wrenchwench  Sep 29, 2018 • 10:13:36am

re: #198 KGxvi

He gave an interview to some magazine and admitted that everyone coming forward with their stories of assault (or worse) affected him. He might be experiencing some sense of shame. And we all know how hard it can be to deal with new and strange feelings like that

Flake and Beto did some deserted island retreat with just the two of them, IIRC. With the purpose of learning how to work together. And I have seen Mormons (and other people) affected by their missions (or first overseas or out-of-country travel). I have also seen people start to act differently in hopes of being seen differently, without any accompanying change of heart.

Hope for the best, and prepare for the worst.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 29, 2018 • 10:14:06am

re: #206 KGxvi

The Muslim ban, the caging of children, the push to assassinate a foreign head of state, capitulating to Putin, capitulating to Kim (and getting nothing for it)… those are all terrible things he’s done, and if you’re ok with any of those things, you need to undertake a serious moral inventory

Agreed, but the ability of humans to rationalize their way out of moral conundrums is astonishing.

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ObserverArt  Sep 29, 2018 • 10:14:22am

re: #201 Jay C

A bit different: hardly anybody in the country knew who Brett Kavanaugh was til he got the SCOTUS nom: Donald Trump was already a “celebrity” when he started his run. I think the “media” in general, during the campaign, actually did a reasonable job in exposing Trump’s business “successes” as the shuck-and-jive string of failures they were. But you’re right: the voters didn’t care much: most likely because the simple(-minded) take was easiest: Trump had spent decades polishing his reality-TV image as this fabulously wealthy and gaudily-successful tycoon: and whether consciously or not, all too many voters never bothered (or wanted) to look behind the gilded facade…

…chip away the faux gold metallic paint.

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Belafon  Sep 29, 2018 • 10:14:41am

Anne over at Balloon Juice posted this:

Look at the date. People were not only saying this 18 months ago, but she apologizes in the following tweet for reusing something that people had been saying for a while.

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jaunte  Sep 29, 2018 • 10:17:51am

re: #183 Eclectic Cyborg

“Loving, tolerant Christian man threatens people with death if they don’t do what he wants.”

Mild, compared to the traditional threat of burning for eternity.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 29, 2018 • 10:18:29am

Got a new Kindle Fire.

Tried 3 times to type ‘howler monkey’. 3 times it changed it to ‘bowler monkey’.

Spent 15 minutes going through the settings before finding autocorrect, which was, OF COURSE, not called autocorrect.

Turned it off.

“Bowler Monkeys”?

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KGxvi  Sep 29, 2018 • 10:18:40am

re: #185 makeitstop

One thing that the Judiciary Dems were catching flak for was the repeated questioning about the FBI investigation. The knock was that they were ignoring all of Kavanaugh’s other sins and just repeating a question that had been asked and answered.

But damned if it didn’t stick. And look where we are now.

Would the delay and investigation still be happening if the Dems hadn’t asked the question so many times? Maybe. But even with a couple of Republican senators asking for an investigation, the idea really didn’t get any traction until the Dems hammered the question 10 or 20 times.

It was a lot smarter of a move than it appeared at the time.

The focus on the FBI investigation made sense in this particular hearing. Going in, this hearing was supposed to be about these allegations. To bring up other stuff would have probably had Grassley and the rest of the Republicans bitching about not staying on topic, and could have easily been painted as cheap shots.

Going forward, if/when there are more terrible nominees like this, Democrats on the committee need to make sure to coordinate. If there are six areas of concern, then two senators focus on one of each of them, rather than jumping around

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KGxvi  Sep 29, 2018 • 10:20:53am

re: #183 Eclectic Cyborg

“Loving, tolerant Christian man threatens people with death if they don’t do what he wants.”

What is the history of political Christianity?

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MsJ  Sep 29, 2018 • 10:21:38am

More in that Lindsay Lohan weird assed video from above.

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 29, 2018 • 10:22:10am

re: #185 makeitstop

[snip]

It was a lot smarter of a move than it appeared at the time.

And who knows what the FBI might already have sitting there waiting for the asking.

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jaunte  Sep 29, 2018 • 10:25:56am
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Belafon  Sep 29, 2018 • 10:26:42am

The one true trait of people that I hate is complacency. I’m not immune to it, of course, but thinking that things are good now so there’s nothing I really need to do is the beginning of trouble. It’s one of the reasons I believe that surviving Trump and the current GOP will be good for us. I would never have asked for Trump, but I think there are lessons that people are finally learning.

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Sufficient unto the day...  Sep 29, 2018 • 10:29:29am

re: #216 MsJ

Don’t call it a comeback (you ain’t getting one), Momma knocked you out.

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Jay C  Sep 29, 2018 • 10:30:14am

re: #217 Eventual Carrion

And who knows what the FBI might already have sitting there waiting for the asking.

And how soon after that would Trump start rage-tweeting about “fake reports”, “bias” and “angry Democrats”??

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Belafon  Sep 29, 2018 • 10:35:14am

re: #221 Jay C

And how soon after that would Trump start rage-tweeting about “fake reports”, “bias” and “angry Democrats”??

I don’t care. Do U?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 29, 2018 • 10:43:16am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 29, 2018 • 10:45:58am

re: #216 MsJ

More in that Lindsay Lohan weird assed video from above.

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More proof that you have to have burned out your brain from drugs to be suckered into believing the Q bullshit!

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dangerman  Sep 29, 2018 • 10:47:11am

re: #223 Blind Frog Belly White

They keep going back to this well: Not that Kavanaugh didn’t do it but that despite his protestations of innocence he did do it but it wasn’t wrong — just as the movies of the time depicted sexual assaults as not-wrong.

‘not-wrong’ is not ‘not-illegal’

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Targetpractice  Sep 29, 2018 • 10:51:42am

re: #223 Blind Frog Belly White

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I’d suggest someone ask Mollie how she’d feel if that guy drugged the attractive woman he’s with and took advantage of her unconscious state, but I have to remember that wingnuts think date rape is a myth and that rape has to involve violence.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 29, 2018 • 10:55:11am

re: #225 dangerman

‘not-wrong’ is not ‘not-illegal’

They will be seriously unimpressed with that line of thinking.

He’s a white boy, from a good family, so clearly this was all youthful hijinks. The girl is just being silly. She should have played along, been a good sport. She might ruin his career, besmirch the family escutcheon, and he’s worked so hard to get where he is - choosing his parents, allowing them to put him into a prestigious private school, etc. Hell, she should be grateful for the attention from such a promising young man!

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 29, 2018 • 10:55:44am

re: #226 Targetpractice

I’d suggest someone ask Mollie how she’d feel if that guy drugged the attractive woman he’s with and took advantage of her unconscious state, but I have to remember that wingnuts think date rape is a myth and that rape has to involve violence.

Plus, it isn’t rape if he doesn’t finish.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 29, 2018 • 10:56:58am

re: #223 Blind Frog Belly White

Mollie

@MZHemingway
Alert to Senate Democrats: dude here at the bar appears to be making a move on the attractive lady he’s here with. Should I alert FBI?

10:08 PM - Sep 28, 2018

Maybe if he knocks her down, covers her mouth, and starts groping her, you should at least call the police.

Remember the video of yesterday (Thursday?) that showed a Trump supporting mom say, in front of her young daughter, that it’s no big deal to be groped? The RW is promoting the notion that “boys will be boys” and the accusations are no big deal. The whole Trump cult supported Trump after hearing the tape where he boasted of this behavior. Maybe this all proves that except for our technology and language, most of us haven’t evolved beyond our primate cousins.

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Schweppes7  Sep 29, 2018 • 10:57:40am

Good news, FBI has reached out to Deborah Ramirez, so at a minimum she is within the scope of the investigation as a credible allegation! Also shows they are taking this seriously and moving quickly.

washingtonpost.com

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wrenchwench  Sep 29, 2018 • 10:57:47am

Just because the culture was worse for women (and others) in the past, does not give anyone a pass for having acted badly ‘back then’. The law may decide that the statute of limitations has passed, but people who have been wronged have no time limits when they remember how badly somebody acted. And how wrong it was and is, despite the way ‘cultural acceptance’ has changed.

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MsJ  Sep 29, 2018 • 10:58:40am

re: #229 Hecuba’s daughter

Maybe if he knocks her down, covers her mouth, and starts groping her, you should at least call the police.

Remember the video of yesterday (Thursday?) that showed a Trump supporting mom say, in front of her young daughter, that it’s no big deal to be groped? The RW is promoting the notion that “boys will be boys” and the accusations are no big deal. The whole Trump cult supported Trump after hearing the tape where he boasted of this behavior. Maybe this all proves that except for our technology and language, most of us haven’t evolved beyond our primate cousins.

If that mom has sons, she’ll likely be visiting them in prison at some point.

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dangerman  Sep 29, 2018 • 10:58:44am

re: #227 Blind Frog Belly White

They will be seriously unimpressed with that line of thinking.

He’s a white boy, from a good family, so clearly this was all youthful hijinks. The girl is just being silly. She should have played along, been a good sport. She might ruin his career, besmirch the family escutcheon, and he’s worked so hard to get where he is - choosing his parents, allowing them to put him into a prestigious private school, etc. Hell, she should be grateful for the attention from such a promising young man!

I’m with you…still, I’d try :

He’s a fed judge, nominee to the supreme Court
Are you saying the law doesn’t apply to him or he doesn’t understand what illegal acutally means

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Belafon  Sep 29, 2018 • 10:59:10am

re: #223 Blind Frog Belly White

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 29, 2018 • 10:59:38am

Important lessons:

1) Heavily armed police officers are right to be afraid of unarmed black man or any age and size, no matter how compliant they may be.

2) Teenage girls are wrong to feel threatened by larger, stronger, athletic teenage white boys, even if they shove them into a room, pin them on a bed, try to take off their clothes, and clumsily muffle their screams.

/

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piratedan  Sep 29, 2018 • 10:59:44am

speaking to Flake’s hometown of Snowflake, its like a lot of other small tight knit Mormon communities in AZ. It’s mostly ranching up there with some selective farming. Because he’s Mormon, he was able to get sucked into the East Valley Mormon group that controls a good portion of the GOP politics in the state. These folks are usually dead-red adherents but occasionally social advancement does happen albeit slowly. Flake has made his rep as supposedly being a GOP member with a conscious and it manifests itself rarely, but I’m positive that having to see those two women face to face in the elevator caused that twinge that led to this delay.

The Mormon church money machine probably means that Flake is well off, so the financials aren’t usually a leverage, yet public shame, brought home up close and personal works. He’s not John McCain, he’s not Orrin Hatch either, he’s one of the last GOP senators who’s still got a glimmer of humanity, notice I said glimmer… and we’re essentially all working under the assumption that the Ford testimony was damning but who’s to say what the FBI finds and what they report and what the GOP acts upon… let’s face the truth McConnell would vote for this guy even if he was sexually assaulting Mitch’s wife on the table behind him because he gives them to cover all of the GOP nefarious shenanigans if they can get him confirmed and in place before the Mueller probes start naming names in the inner circle and start linking those folks to the GOP party (which was also evidently complicit in handling money and coordinating logistics with the stolen data and may have even provided intel in what areas could be played with in regards to rigging votes).

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 29, 2018 • 11:00:11am

re: #228 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Plus, it isn’t rape if he doesn’t finish.

Unless he’s a Democrat, or black or brown.

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Ace Rothstein  Sep 29, 2018 • 11:00:46am

I went to get some tacos for lunch, and while waiting for my order there was a couple next to me repeating over and over that Dr. Ford was paid off by the Democrats.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 29, 2018 • 11:01:35am

re: #238 Ace Rothstein

They sound like they have been brainwashed.

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wrenchwench  Sep 29, 2018 • 11:02:16am

re: #229 Hecuba’s daughter

Maybe if he knocks her down, covers her mouth, and starts groping her, you should at least call the police.

Remember the video of yesterday (Thursday?) that showed a Trump supporting mom say, in front of her young daughter, that it’s no big deal to be groped? The RW is promoting the notion that “boys will be boys” and the accusations are no big deal. The whole Trump cult supported Trump after hearing the tape where he boasted of this behavior. Maybe this all proves that except for our technology and language, most of us haven’t evolved beyond our primate cousins.

Bad behavior is not genetically encoded. Everyone has a choice. Certain limits may apply, but not at the decision of the bad actor.

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Targetpractice  Sep 29, 2018 • 11:04:34am

re: #227 Blind Frog Belly White

They will be seriously unimpressed with that line of thinking.

He’s a white boy, from a good family, so clearly this was all youthful hijinks. The girl is just being silly. She should have played along, been a good sport. She might ruin his career, besmirch the family escutcheon, and he’s worked so hard to get where he is - choosing his parents, allowing them to put him into a prestigious private school, etc. Hell, she should be grateful for the attention from such a promising young man!

It’s so easy to understand why wingnuts want so badly to return to the 1950s, because back then it was perfectly understandable to encourage your daughter to get in a relationship with and marry a pig like Kavanaugh. “He’s got good prospects and he comes from a family that has connections! Think of how it’d look to be a member of the country club! Besides, he can’t be all that bad, I’m sure once the baby comes along he’ll settle down and become a loving husband!”

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wrenchwench  Sep 29, 2018 • 11:04:38am

re: #236 piratedan

speaking to Flake’s hometown of Snowflake…

Thanks for getting into the nuances.

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makeitstop  Sep 29, 2018 • 11:05:38am

Are you a Beatles fan? Got an hour to kill?

Here’s a pretty wild documentary about a Dutch band calling themselves the Analogues. Their stock in trade is reproducing the ‘difficult’ Beatles albums in every aspect, right down to specific instruments played on maybe one song on maybe one album.

The time, dedication and sheer expense involved is staggering. They sure do end up sounding like the Fabs, though.

Sgt. Pepper - 50 years later (english subtitles)

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Jay C  Sep 29, 2018 • 11:05:46am

re: #222 Belafon

I don’t care. Do U?

Really.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 29, 2018 • 11:06:01am

re: #231 wrenchwench

Just because the culture was worse for women (and others) in the past, does not give anyone a pass for having acted badly ‘back then’. The law may decide that the statute of limitations has passed, but people who have been wronged have no time limits when they remember how badly somebody acted. And how wrong it was and is, despite the way ‘cultural acceptance’ has changed.

Kavanaugh should also be brought down for committing perjury. His supporters could argue that these were “youthful” high jinks; it’s harder to claim that for testimony in Senate hearings, where I assume that it is actually illegal to testify falsely. Or is my assumption incorrect?

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dangerman  Sep 29, 2018 • 11:06:01am

re: #238 Ace Rothstein

I went to get some tacos for lunch, and while waiting for my order there was a couple next to me repeating over and over that Dr. Ford was paid off by the Democrats.

Cause there is no one that can’t be turned by a lot of money

I wonder why they think every person is so easily corrupted

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 29, 2018 • 11:09:24am

re: #246 dangerman

Because they are convinced that, deep down, that everyone is like them.

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dangerman  Sep 29, 2018 • 11:10:07am

re: #241 Targetpractice

It’s so easy to understand why wingnuts want so badly to return to the 1950s, because back then it was perfectly understandable to encourage your daughter to get in a relationship with and marry a pig like Kavanaugh. “He’s got good prospects and he comes from a family that has connections! Think of how it’d look to be a member of the country club! Besides, he can’t be all that bad, I’m sure once the baby comes along he’ll settle down and become a loving husband!”

I often fear what I would have become if I was brought up from birth in that environment

I am so grateful for how and where I was raised. I’m proud of that privilege

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Targetpractice  Sep 29, 2018 • 11:10:31am

re: #230 Schweppes7

Good news, FBI has reached out to Deborah Ramirez, so at a minimum she is within the scope of the investigation as a credible allegation! Also shows they are taking this seriously and moving quickly.

washingtonpost.com

The speed that the FBI is moving at shows that the SJC majority are lying bastards about how they could never get in contact with these people and ask them questions. That’s something that I hope Dems point out when the report comes back to the committee.

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dangerman  Sep 29, 2018 • 11:11:12am

re: #247 Eclectic Cyborg

Because they are convinced that, deep down, that everyone is like them.

Shot..score
I didn’t want to have to answer my own question

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 29, 2018 • 11:12:42am

re: #246 dangerman

Cause there is no one that can’t be turned by a lot of money

I wonder why they think every person is so easily corrupted

Because they know that they could be bought off — that for money, they would be willing to ignore the law. Now, they may not be willing to inflict physical harm for cash, but lying or cooking the books — they would be on board with that.

My brother once cheerfully admitted that if he had my math skills, he could have gotten in trouble working for an Enron or similar organization. He is a very smart guy but was not disciplined during his school years; how he bought into Trump is beyond me.

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KGxvi  Sep 29, 2018 • 11:13:09am

re: #247 Eclectic Cyborg

Because they are convinced, deep down, that everyone is like them.

Rick Wilson mentioned that on this week’s WFLT. Compared it to the Cold War where the Soviets were convinced we were doing what they were doing and we were convinced they were doing what we were doing. He also admitted that they created astroturf groups and that probably is behind why some conservatives don’t believe protests or other progressive activism is real

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 29, 2018 • 11:16:50am

This is the future of security…just wait for Dr. Smith to reprogram the Robot to sabotage your endeavor…

knightscope.com

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KGxvi  Sep 29, 2018 • 11:17:20am

re: #249 Targetpractice

The speed that the FBI is moving at shows that the SJC majority are lying bastards about how they could never get in contact with these people and ask them questions. That’s something that I hope Dems point out when the report comes back to the committee.

The FBI is good at investigating things. Like it’s literally in the name. I think the Hill-Thomas investigation took them like three days. They know what they’re doing

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dangerman  Sep 29, 2018 • 11:18:31am

re: #251 Hecuba’s daughter

Because they know that they could be bought off — that for money, they would be willing to ignore the law. Now, they may not be willing to inflict physical harm for cash, but lying or cooking the books — they would be on board with that.

My brother once cheerfully admitted that if he had my math skills, he could have gotten in trouble working for an Enron or similar organization. He is a very smart guy but was not disciplined during his school years; how he bought into Trump is beyond me.

It is interesting how people mange to justify their individual moral compass

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 29, 2018 • 11:19:10am

re: #238 Ace Rothstein

I went to get some tacos for lunch, and while waiting for my order there was a couple next to me repeating over and over that Dr. Ford was paid off by the Democrats.

Well, we are pretty good at this. I mean, we managed to pay off tens, even hundreds of thousands of protestors several times over the last couple years, and not a one of them ratted us out. We got 3 million illegals to vote in 2016 without leaving any evidence, but sadly, only in NY and CA, because it was totally worth being caught in the biggest voter fraud of all times just to run up the score. We elected a man who managed to start a recession that began a year before he even took office. And here, we got Christine Blasey Ford to concoct a story consistent Kavanaugh’s calendar, and tell it years ago, long before the nomination.

We’re some clever bastards.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 29, 2018 • 11:19:20am

re: #252 KGxvi

Rick Wilson mentioned that on this week’s WFLT. Compared it to the Cold War where the Soviets were convinced we were doing what they were doing and we were convinced they were doing what we were doing. He also admitted that they created astroturf groups and that probably is behind why some conservatives don’t believe protests or other progressive activism is real

We certainly spent years way overestimating the Soviet economic and military capacity, not seeing them as the Potemkin village they actually were. It nearly bankrupted this nation.

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jeffreyw  Sep 29, 2018 • 11:19:22am

re: #187 Joe Bacon 🌹

The latest Republican Gambit!

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re: #200 Dr Lizardo

Hey now, don’t be dragging Mothra into this shitshow.

Hey! It could work!

Imgur

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wrenchwench  Sep 29, 2018 • 11:20:06am

It’s springtime for the old cliche;

They tried to bury us. They didn’t know we were seeds.

A week may be enough.

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wrenchwench  Sep 29, 2018 • 11:21:29am

re: #258 jeffreyw

Hey! It could work!

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I’ve seen hummingbird moths several times this month. We have a tiny bit of honeysuckle. It is enough.

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Teukka  Sep 29, 2018 • 11:21:34am
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Joe Bacon 🌹  Sep 29, 2018 • 11:22:22am

re: #238 Ace Rothstein

I went to get some tacos for lunch, and while waiting for my order there was a couple next to me repeating over and over that Dr. Ford was paid off by the Democrats.

Ace, I was in the gym this morning and yes, I did hear the cracker Republicans saying the same thing.

Hey they insisted that either A) Soros bribed her or B) She took money from the Clinton Foundation!

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Jay C  Sep 29, 2018 • 11:23:01am

re: #249 Targetpractice

The speed that the FBI is moving at shows that the SJC majority are lying bastards about how they could never get in contact with these people and ask them questions. That’s something that I hope Dems point out when the report comes back to the committee.

So whatever the FBI investigation uncovers: who do they submit their findings to, and when? I’m guessing Senate protocols would mean Grassley and Feinstein, but I also guess that the SJC Republicans are going to want to at least try to get a look at the FBI findings ahead of time (or at least ahead of the Dems, so they - the GOPers - can gin up some spin).

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jeffreyw  Sep 29, 2018 • 11:23:01am

re: #213 Blind Frog Belly White

Got a new Kindle Fire.

Tried 3 times to type ‘howler monkey’. 3 times it changed it to ‘bowler monkey’.

Spent 15 minutes going through the settings before finding autocorrect, which was, OF COURSE, not called autocorrect.

Turned it off.

“Bowler Monkeys”?

Hmm.. I wonder if it was thinking of the activity or the headgear. Both, maybe? I’d pay to watch that.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 29, 2018 • 11:24:45am

re: #264 jeffreyw

Bowler Monkeys sounds like the name of a 90s punk band.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 29, 2018 • 11:25:10am

re: #256 Blind Frog Belly White

…. And here, we got Christine Blasey Ford to concoct a story consistent Kavanaugh’s calendar, and tell it years ago, long before the nomination.

We’re some clever bastards.

that’s because we also invented a time machine to allow her to go to the past and make a fake story to discredit him. ///

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KGxvi  Sep 29, 2018 • 11:25:20am

re: #265 Eclectic Cyborg

Bowler Monkeys sounds like the name of a 90s punk band.

I think I saw them at the Paladium in ‘98

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 29, 2018 • 11:26:33am

re: #239 PhillyPretzel

They sound like they have been brainwashed.

They have done it to themselves, to protect their selfish worldview.

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Jay C  Sep 29, 2018 • 11:28:36am

re: #256 Blind Frog Belly White

Well, we are pretty good at this. I mean, we managed to pay off tens, even hundreds of thousands of protestors several times over the last couple years, and not a one of them ratted us out. We got 3 million illegals to vote in 2016 without leaving any evidence, but sadly, only in NY and CA, because it was totally worth being caught in the biggest voter fraud of all times just to run up the score. We elected a man who managed to start a recession that began a year before he even took office. And here, we got Christine Blasey Ford to concoct a story consistent Kavanaugh’s calendar, and tell it years ago, long before the nomination.

We’re some clever bastards.

Not to mention Hillary Clinton racking up a tally of murders/assassinations that Beatrix Kiddo would envy - and not leaving a shred of evidentiary proof behind!!
Awesome!

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 29, 2018 • 11:28:58am

OT. Has anyone heard from Anymouse? Are they in Chicago now? I hope his stepfather is doing better.

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wrenchwench  Sep 29, 2018 • 11:29:00am

re: #268 Unshaken Defiance

They have done it to themselves, to protect their selfish worldview.

Ultimately, they are responsible, but incitement is a real thing.

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Ace-o-aces  Sep 29, 2018 • 11:35:47am
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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 29, 2018 • 11:42:30am

re: #271 wrenchwench

Ultimately, they are responsible, but incitement is a real thing.

Propaganda is a very effective tool. Movies and videos promoting a particular world view are far superior to the old written harangues or even orations. They can engage emotions and brainwash a large portion of the population.

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Ace-o-aces  Sep 29, 2018 • 11:42:36am
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wrenchwench  Sep 29, 2018 • 11:49:40am

re: #273 Hecuba’s daughter

Propaganda is a very effective tool. Movies and videos promoting a particular world view are far superior to the old written harangues or even orations. They can engage emotions and brainwash a large portion of the population.

And many Russians worked on all of that before and after the 2016 election. And now still are.

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jaunte  Sep 29, 2018 • 11:51:19am

re: #256 Blind Frog Belly White

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MsJ  Sep 29, 2018 • 11:52:10am
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PhillyPretzel  Sep 29, 2018 • 11:53:20am

re: #277 MsJ

They should put “45” on the cuffs too.

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MsJ  Sep 29, 2018 • 11:54:20am

re: #278 PhillyPretzel

They should put “45” on the cuffs too.

Same diff. They’re completely interchangeable at this point.

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jaunte  Sep 29, 2018 • 11:55:19am
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goddamnedfrank  Sep 29, 2018 • 11:58:15am

I tolja.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:03:31pm

re: #281 goddamnedfrank

They are not our allies. The enemy of my enemy is my enemy’s enemy.

But credit where credit is due - he made sure we got what we demanded. He threw on the brakes, and brought it all to a screeching halt. He didn’t have to do that, and he had every reason not to.

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jaunte  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:05:06pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:06:36pm

re: #277 MsJ

Just want to point out that cartoon is from a CANADIAN newspaper.

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Nyet  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:07:15pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:07:22pm

re: #274 Ace-o-aces

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wrenchwench  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:08:43pm

re: #283 jaunte

[From the archives: A 2007 story]

We each have archives. I’m getting tired. I’m ready for some new material.

Oh, Mr. Mueller!

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:09:52pm

re: #282 Blind Frog Belly White

They are not our allies. The enemy of my enemy is my enemy’s enemy.

But credit where credit is due - he made sure we got what we demanded. He threw on the brakes, and brought it all to a screeching halt. He didn’t have to do that, and he had every reason not to.

Flake wasn’t dissuaded from supporting Kavanaugh by any of the testimony; it makes sense that he would vote to confirm if the allegations are not verified. Someone who was actually concerned about the ethics of those placed on the SC and/or the preservation of Roe v Wade (and who wasn’t afraid of voter backlash) would have voted “No” even before Ford’s allegations were made public. Flake was not that person.

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jaunte  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:11:28pm

re: #287 wrenchwench

Some tales of dress-code conformity in that article on par with the business card scene in American Psycho.

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Belafon  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:11:31pm

re: #281 goddamnedfrank

I tolja.

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Did anyone not think this?

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Nyet  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:12:24pm

Is Decatur Deb still around?

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:13:40pm

re: #285 Nyet

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wrenchwench  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:14:42pm

re: #291 Nyet

Is Decatur Deb still around?

He has been mysteriously absent, with tiny allusions to his pending return.

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ObserverArt  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:17:27pm

re: #254 KGxvi

The FBI is good at investigating things. Like it’s literally in the name. I think the Hill-Thomas investigation took them like three days. They know what they’re doing

Which is why The Grassley Gang really didn’t want them doing what they do.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:20:43pm
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PhillyPretzel  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:22:40pm

re: #295 Charles Johnson

Another reason not to use Facebook. :(

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ObserverArt  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:24:42pm

re: #274 Ace-o-aces

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Whut???

The lengths…

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dangerman  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:25:47pm

re: #262 Joe Bacon 🌹

Ace, I was in the gym this morning and yes, I did hear the cracker Republicans saying the same thing.

Hey they insisted that either A) Soros bribed her or B) She took money from the Clinton Foundation!

When Occam’s razor is just to dull for the truth

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:26:54pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:27:55pm

Dory is now 18 weeks old. Her Puppyfluff has largely been replaced with her grownup coat. She’s developing feathering on her tail and trailing edges. She’s curious AF, constantly exploring and sniffing everything, and she LOVES pestering Uncle Rango.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:29:13pm

I still believe Harriet Miers was a far better nomination to the Supreme Court than Sam Alito has proved to be.

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dangerman  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:29:31pm

re: #273 Hecuba’s daughter

Propaganda is a very effective tool. Movies and videos promoting a particular world view are far superior to the old written harangues or even orations. They can engage emotions and brainwash a large portion of the population.

We are a visual people
If it can be drawn on a screen then that alone is enough to make it possible in reality

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:31:28pm

Kavanaugh Has Exposed the Savage Amorality of America’s Ruling Class

For decades, Brett Kavanaugh has traveled through the ranks of the conservative movement as smoothly as food slides down the gullet of a force-fed foie gras duck. An elite private high school, Yale, Yale Law School, a series of clerkships for conservative judges, a spot on Ken Starr’s team during his investigation of Bill Clinton, a gig as a lawyer in George W. Bush’s White House, and, thanks to Bush, a federal judgeship. When Donald Trump—or really, the right-wing Federalist Society—nominated Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court this summer, a fleet of shiny legal establishment types gushed over the pick, declaring him a fine legal mind and an upstanding citizen. One of Kavanaugh’s old professors, a self-described Hillary Clinton supporter named Akhil Reed Amar, called him a “superb nominee” in a New York Times op-ed.

Those people all look pretty bad right now.

This is important. “Ruling class” and “very wealthy” are not one and the same, though there is quite a bit of overlap. Kavanaugh, for example, is not wealthy and his family not unusually so, but he has had an inside track to power since the day he was born. The more ruthless and corrupt the ruling class is, the more likely it is to do the bidding of the wealthy: That is the essence of corruption. Again, though, they are not the same.
It doesn’t have to be this way. Franklin Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy were both wealthy, and members of the ruling class, yet their efforts benefited all Americans.

The current cesspool is the result of a very deliberate plan that has been underway for 60 years, beginning with the loathesome Hunt family in Texas in the 1950s. It was spelled out in the Powell Memo in 1971.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:31:33pm

re: #295 Charles Johnson

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It also feels a really deliberate that U2F isn’t being widely implemented alongside SMS based two factor solutions. Because U2F doesn’t give these companies sellable marketing info.

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ObserverArt  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:33:20pm

re: #286 Charles Johnson

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Don’t forget the Hollywood level FX make-up!

Very important to maximize the effect.

Probably some Photoshop involved too.

What?

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Charles Johnson  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:33:42pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:34:14pm

Hate to see this gotta admit

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dangerman  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:34:37pm

re: #295 Charles Johnson

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Facebook is a toilet
I read that right here

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wrenchwench  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:39:39pm

re: #307 Unshaken Defiance

Hate to see this gotta admit

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I have family who left this country a variety of numbers of years ago, to get away from other members of my family. Until they leave the planet, the two contingents are still here. I may have given up on my family, but I haven’t given up on my country. I will stay, and try to fix it. If I can fix the country, my hope for my family may be renewed.

/some of it, I never know which parts are /.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:40:01pm

re: #306 Charles Johnson

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Drunk prep school boy apprehended while abusing a barnyard animal at a “pig party.”

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:42:38pm

re: #295 Charles Johnson

The problem is, it is undeniably more secure to use 2FA. That makes this an especially insidious ploy, because by doing this, now a whole bunch of people are going to disable 2FA (or not enable it in the first place), leaving them vulnerable to password cracks/database leaks.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:45:58pm

Uh oh, the QAnon crackheads noticed my tweet and it’s now getting retweeted by them. Possibly because they think it was serious, who knows?

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ericblair  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:46:26pm

re: #307 Unshaken Defiance

Dear American women. I appreciate most of you have ties and commitments, that mean you can’t leave the U.S. But for those who can, the world awaits. Europe, Australia, wherever you fancy going? Better healthcare, more respect, and societies that look forwards not backwards…

In some places yes, in a lot of places no. Including Europe. Don’t think misogyny is in any way unique to the US.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:49:59pm

re: #311 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

The problem is, it is undeniably more secure to use 2FA. That makes this an especially insidious ploy, because by doing this, now a whole bunch of people are going to disable 2FA (or not enable it in the first place), leaving them vulnerable to password cracks/database leaks.

I never used 2FA at Facebook precisely because I didn’t trust them enough to give them my phone number. And I was right to distrust them.

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:51:04pm

re: #313 ericblair

No of course not. But with the changes here, the list of better elsewhere grows longer. Not everyone is up for coping.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:51:41pm

re: #314 Charles Johnson

I never used 2FA at Facebook precisely because I didn’t trust them enough to give them my phone number. And I was right to distrust them.

Admittedly, I never did either. It just sucks that they have to be so stupid as to intentionally ruin their own security by playing fast and loose with the data they collect.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:53:30pm

I’ve always found Facebook’s constant attempts to pry personal information out of you (often involving trickery of some kind) to be incredibly off-putting, and I make a point of never sharing anything personal there. I don’t know why so many people seem to be fine with it. Facebook’s management is completely corrupt.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:55:18pm

re: #311 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

The problem is, it is undeniably more secure to use 2FA. That makes this an especially insidious ploy, because by doing this, now a whole bunch of people are going to disable 2FA (or not enable it in the first place), leaving them vulnerable to password cracks/database leaks.

Except that making it dependent on a SMS based smart phone, essentially another computer that can be hacked, isn’t a whole lot better. Also with a Stingray an attacker could just intercept the authorization text, bypassing the phone’s security entirely as long as they were within a few miles of it. That’s why I like the idea of stand alone cryptography based Universal Second Factor USB key fobs. The best security would also include something like a retina scan, which given the ubiquity of cameras in devices shouldn’t be that hard to implement.

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Skip Intro  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:57:16pm

Sarah Palin’s 29 year little old boy arrested again for assaulting a woman.

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ericblair  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:57:49pm

re: #315 Unshaken Defiance

No of course not. But with the changes here, the list of better elsewhere grows longer. Not everyone is up for coping.

In Europe, anyways, a lot of the time the government (especially the EU) is well ahead of the population. Score one for nasty neoliberalism.

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TedStriker  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:58:20pm

re: #314 Charles Johnson

I never used 2FA at Facebook precisely because I didn’t trust them enough to give them my phone number. And I was right to distrust them.

But that doesn’t just go for FB; SMS-based 2FA is only marginally better than none at all, but it’s so full of vulnerabilities, just because of the infrastructure and protocols used in SMS.

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goddamnedfrank  Sep 29, 2018 • 12:58:43pm

re: #314 Charles Johnson

I never used 2FA at Facebook precisely because I didn’t trust them enough to give them my phone number. And I was right to distrust them.

I never use it because I’m cheap as fuck and use a flip phone with a pay as you go cell plan that charges me for text messages. And unfortunately that’s the only way these companies roll even though other two factor options exist.

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 29, 2018 • 1:03:11pm

re: #319 Skip Intro

Sarah Palin’s 29 year little old boy arrested again for assaulting a woman.

Family Values just oozes from that family.

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Belafon  Sep 29, 2018 • 1:03:57pm

Rockwall is getting the first Coney Island Hot Weiner shop in Texas.

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jaunte  Sep 29, 2018 • 1:11:25pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 29, 2018 • 1:11:30pm

Speaking of the corrupt ruling class, here is a prize example who started the process of converting Texas Tech into a world center of Randian economics before former Reagan tool Kent Hance took over and completed the process:
Former Tech Chancellor pleads guilty to official misconduct

The former Texas Tech chancellor best known for his salad bar fight with Bobby Knight has pleaded guilty to illegally boosting his salary while serving as president of a New York medical school.

David R. Smith, who served as Texas Tech’s chancellor from 2002 to 2006, entered his plea Monday in a Syracuse, New York court.

According to the Syracuse Post Standard’s syracuse.com Smith, who left Texas Tech to become president of New York’s Upstate Medical University, admitted he ordered a university vice president to increase Smith’s pay by more than $28,000 each year over a five-year period.

It was Smith who provided refuge and a sinecure for former AG Alberto “Waterboard” Gonzales by appointing him a professor at the Tech law school.

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TedStriker  Sep 29, 2018 • 1:13:05pm

re: #324 Belafon

Rockwall is getting the first Coney Island Hot Weiner shop in Texas.

I’d like to just get a real Nathan’s here in Nashville; K-Mart had a franchise deal for a few years with them for at least some of their in-store snack bars and the (now-shuttered) store down the street from my house had one.

And. It. Was. Tasty.

But, of course, everything Fast Eddie Lampert touches in regards to Sears and K-Mart dies.

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Charmingly Persistent  Sep 29, 2018 • 1:14:29pm

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jaunte  Sep 29, 2018 • 1:14:39pm
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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 29, 2018 • 1:17:23pm

Harvard Law students protest any return of lecturer Brett Kavanaugh to Cambridge

While Republicans work furiously to salvage Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh nomination to the Supreme Court, there’s another position he may be struggling to hold on to: lecturer at Harvard Law School.

Students at the school have been protesting Kavanaugh’s nomination for days and demanding that he not return to campus without an independent investigation of the allegations that he sexually assaulted women when he was a student at Georgetown Prep and Yale College.

Next stop: Texas Tech.

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jaunte  Sep 29, 2018 • 1:19:55pm
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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 29, 2018 • 1:21:08pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 29, 2018 • 1:23:09pm
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jaunte  Sep 29, 2018 • 1:24:56pm

re: #333 Blind Frog Belly White

Clever of Jim Jordan to keep the third K silent.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 29, 2018 • 1:26:56pm

This horrible person writes for The Federalist. Apparently if you drink later in life and have an active sex life, it justifies having been sexually assaulted when you’re 15.

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freetoken  Sep 29, 2018 • 1:27:24pm

Anyone else having problems with old ATT email accounts now hosted by Yahoo?

This morning one of my emails keeps giving me the password error, though the password was correct. Then I changed the password with the Yahoo Helper… and still got the password error.

Now another one of my accounts is giving the password error.

Wondering if there is some big freeze or breech, or if this is just the mysterious ways of computers.

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Teddy's Person  Sep 29, 2018 • 1:30:57pm

re: #335 Blind Frog Belly White

This horrible person writes for The Federalist. Apparently if you drink later in life and have an active sex life, it justifies having been sexually assaulted when you’re 15.

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Arrrrrrggggghhhhh!!!! Why is the concept of consent so hard for people? No one quetions that entering a house without consent is a crime.

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freetoken  Sep 29, 2018 • 1:31:08pm

So Google is my friend… except when it offers up to me vast numbers of phishing sites when one searches for “yahoo mail”.

Pity the newbie who doesn’t know better.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 29, 2018 • 1:32:11pm

re: #338 freetoken

Yes. Google can be your friend if used correctly. :)

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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 29, 2018 • 1:33:46pm

re: #295 Charles Johnson

“In describing this work to colleagues, many computer scientists were surprised by this, and were even more surprised to learn that not only Facebook, but also Google, Pinterest, and Twitter all offer related services.”

These tech companies are getting too powerful.

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SteelPH  Sep 29, 2018 • 1:34:53pm

re: #340 Eclectic Cyborg

“In describing this work to colleagues, many computer scientists were surprised by this, and were even more surprised to learn that not only Facebook, but also Google, Pinterest, and Twitter all offer related services.”

These tech companies are getting too powerful.

This is why regulations need to exist.

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 29, 2018 • 1:38:36pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 29, 2018 • 1:38:46pm

re: #336 freetoken

Anyone else having problems with old ATT email accounts now hosted by Yahoo?

This morning one of my emails keeps giving me the password error, though the password was correct. Then I changed the password with the Yahoo Helper… and still got the password error.

Now another one of my accounts is giving the password error.

Wondering if there is some big freeze or breech, or if this is just the mysterious ways of computers.

I use Postbox as my Mac email client, and I’ve seen similar problems with a Yahoo account I still have from back in the Stone Age. Suddenly refuses to accept the password.

So far, it always fixes it to go to the Yahoo site, log in with the password that doesn’t work in Postbox, and change the password.

Yahoo email is ugly and it wants to die. But AOL email is even worse.

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freetoken  Sep 29, 2018 • 1:40:58pm

re: #343 Charles Johnson

Thanks. But I’m having problems with the problematic addresses even when I try to log into Yahoo directly instead of through the Mac client.

Some of my ATT email accounts are from back in the ‘90’s, the stone age as you call it. So many people have contacted me via them I’d hate to have to switch everybody over to gmail.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 29, 2018 • 1:41:18pm

nasty moron

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 29, 2018 • 1:42:15pm

re: #343 Charles Johnson

At work if a new customer has an AOL account, we elevate the credit risk factor a bit. We also exclude them from the email campaigns for the online store. Figure too much remedial conversation.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 29, 2018 • 1:43:04pm

Another very annoying thing I’m seeing a lot of lately: Google sending multiple notifications that I should stop allowing “insecure apps” to access my Gmail accounts, and use only THEIR official Gmail app.

NO, I AM NOT GOING TO DO THAT.

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wrenchwench  Sep 29, 2018 • 1:43:15pm

re: #345 Backwoods_Sleuth

nasty moron

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Phony president must talk about his bone spurs.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 29, 2018 • 1:43:27pm

re: #344 freetoken

When Verizon dropped their e-mail service I had to switch everything over to gmail. It is good but I still do not like the fact that I have to clear out those *&^% ads that are on the social and promotions tabs.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 29, 2018 • 1:46:00pm

here’s one of the democratic candidates in WV (Richard is currently a WV state senator):

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Charles Johnson  Sep 29, 2018 • 1:48:04pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Sep 29, 2018 • 1:51:15pm

re: #347 Charles Johnson

Another very annoying thing I’m seeing a lot of lately: Google sending multiple notifications that I should stop allowing “insecure apps” to access my Gmail accounts, and use only THEIR official Gmail app.

NO, I AM NOT GOING TO DO THAT.

I feel the same for the non-bypassable notification I get on my iPhone about once a week telling me I need to buy more iCloud storage.

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 29, 2018 • 1:54:26pm

re: #351 Charles Johnson

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Donny “Two Scoops” is laying it on thick. Blumenthal did say some sketchy things, but nothing to the extent that tRump is making them out to be.

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Interesting Times  Sep 29, 2018 • 1:55:07pm

Blech. Hope the FBI finds a way to defy this nonetheless:

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freetoken  Sep 29, 2018 • 1:58:06pm

Checking one of my gmail accounts and I see ATT sent me a message about temporary locking my access ID three days ago.

Now when I dropped ATT as a service (some time ago) I was told I could keep the email addresses at Yahoo, and sure enough they have continued to work.

But why would ATT still be involved in managing the email accounts?

And, I’ve continued to receive and send emails via the ATT addresses the past couple of days, after the ATT email at gmail was received.

It all sounds screwy.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 29, 2018 • 2:00:24pm

re: #337 Teddy’s Person

Arrrrrrggggghhhhh!!!! Why is the concept of consent so hard for people? No one quetions that entering a house without consent is a crime.

I dunno. How was the house dressed? Had it been drinking?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 29, 2018 • 2:01:25pm

re: #333 Blind Frog Belly White

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Eventual Carrion  Sep 29, 2018 • 2:01:34pm

re: #356 Blind Frog Belly White

I dunno. How was the house dressed? Had it been drinking?

Was I dressed? Had I been drinking?

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ObserverArt  Sep 29, 2018 • 2:01:41pm

re: #336 freetoken

Anyone else having problems with old ATT email accounts now hosted by Yahoo?

This morning one of my emails keeps giving me the password error, though the password was correct. Then I changed the password with the Yahoo Helper… and still got the password error.

Now another one of my accounts is giving the password error.

Wondering if there is some big freeze or breech, or if this is just the mysterious ways of computers.

They suck…that I do know. There are often issues with their servers.

Go to this link…which is currently showing issues in much of California. It is a handy utility to check anything internet based and relying on servers.

downdectector. com - Yahoo Mail outage map

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Belafon  Sep 29, 2018 • 2:05:49pm

re: #355 freetoken

Make sure you look at the source. I got an email a couple of weeks ago in my Yahoo account saying my Yahoo email would be disa led if I didn’t do something. It wasn’t from yahoo.

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ObserverArt  Sep 29, 2018 • 2:07:28pm

re: #359 ObserverArt

They suck…that I do know. There are often issues with their servers.

Go to this link…which is currently showing issues in much of California. It is a handy utility to check anything internet based and relying on servers.

downdectector. com - Yahoo Mail outage map

To add…some of the comments people are making at Down Detector are about not being able to log in, password issues, etc. Just as you explained.

San Diego, LA and San Fran.

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Jay C  Sep 29, 2018 • 2:09:59pm

re: #361 ObserverArt

To add…some of the comments people are making at Down Detector are about not being able to log in, password issues, etc. Just as you explained.

San Diego, LA and San Fran.

A lot of the East Coast as well.

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freetoken  Sep 29, 2018 • 2:10:05pm

re: #360 Belafon

Thanks. The alleged ATT email notice does give the proper ATT help line phone number and website, though, so I suspect it is legitimate. It seems if it was a phishing scheme that it would direct me to a suspect website.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 29, 2018 • 2:10:11pm
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TedStriker  Sep 29, 2018 • 2:10:24pm

re: #347 Charles Johnson

Another very annoying thing I’m seeing a lot of lately: Google sending multiple notifications that I should stop allowing “insecure apps” to access my Gmail accounts, and use only THEIR official Gmail app.

NO, I AM NOT GOING TO DO THAT.

I don’t have an issue with using GMail in a browser or in the Android app on my phone; that lets me weed out the obvious and voluminous crap emails. But, as long as I can continue to connect via POP3 with Outlook on my main desktop when I want, I will, because that lets me archive my emails on a machine I have control over.

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freetoken  Sep 29, 2018 • 2:11:48pm

re: #361 ObserverArt

Thanks. Often has the Mac client had problems with Yahoo email connections.

However, this time the problem is with Yahoo, it appears.

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ObserverArt  Sep 29, 2018 • 2:14:16pm

re: #364 Charles Johnson

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What did Lindsey call this all?

Oh, that’s right “a sham!!!”

Lindsey be all projection. Another Trump move.

Scream. Object. Bully.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 29, 2018 • 2:30:17pm

Well, now we know how they could finish up in a week…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 29, 2018 • 2:30:43pm
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Belafon  Sep 29, 2018 • 2:32:18pm

re: #364 Charles Johnson

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Belafon  Sep 29, 2018 • 2:32:35pm
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Charles Johnson  Sep 29, 2018 • 2:33:46pm
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wrenchwench  Sep 29, 2018 • 2:36:17pm

re: #370 Belafon

[This, folks, is how you know that the FBI doesn’t do extensive background checks, because, if they did, they would have already talked to these people]

It was only this year that the FBI added a question about sexual assault(s) to the background checks they do. So all those protestations by Kravenaw about how many checks he has been through in the past are meaningless.

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MsJ  Sep 29, 2018 • 2:41:07pm
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BigPapa  Sep 29, 2018 • 2:41:30pm
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retired cynic  Sep 29, 2018 • 2:48:52pm

re: #375 BigPapa

Lie like a Trump

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 29, 2018 • 2:55:24pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 29, 2018 • 2:57:19pm

I watched the hearing on CSPAN during Dr Ford’s testimony. During call-in times, more than half the calls were people sharing their own experiences.

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Stanley Sea  Sep 29, 2018 • 3:00:06pm

re: #378 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I watched the hearing on CSPAN during Dr Ford’s testimony. During call-in times, more than half the calls were people sharing their own experiences.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 29, 2018 • 3:02:38pm
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PhillyPretzel  Sep 29, 2018 • 3:03:00pm

re: #379 Stanley Sea

Wow. All of those calls and DT wants this person on the bench no matter what. :(

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HappyWarrior  Sep 29, 2018 • 3:03:04pm

re: #357 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Well yes Jim considering Kap didn’t do anything criminally wrong at all while Kav possibly did is a problem. Want to lecture me more molester enabler?

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 29, 2018 • 3:06:57pm

re: #335 Blind Frog Belly White

This horrible person writes for The Federalist. Apparently if you drink later in life and have an active sex life, it justifies having been sexually assaulted when you’re 15.

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Many of the responses to McAllister’s tweet made the same point, but there was one that gave me pause and had me reread carefully her posting. Was she actually a “friend” of Christine Ford or are these just questions that would apply to a typical student there? Was she deliberately implying behaviors of which she had no knowledge? If so, that is even more dishonest.

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel  Sep 29, 2018 • 3:08:41pm

re: #374 MsJ

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SpaceX next. I really hope the legacy profiteers at ULA don’t manage to grab it and achieve the super-monopoly for which they have been striving. They have already suborned Blue Origin by buying their engine.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 29, 2018 • 3:09:44pm

O_o

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Belafon  Sep 29, 2018 • 3:10:37pm

re: #385 Backwoods_Sleuth

Then he got replaced by Trump.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Sep 29, 2018 • 3:10:43pm

re: #385 Backwoods_Sleuth

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O_o

Like a glutton loves his lunch.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 29, 2018 • 3:14:36pm
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Scottish Dragon  Sep 29, 2018 • 3:33:23pm

...

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 29, 2018 • 3:33:27pm

re: #393 Backwoods_Sleuth

Fine. One very fine mess.

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KGxvi  Sep 29, 2018 • 3:34:33pm

re: #391 Backwoods_Sleuth

OK, sure, but are we really going to be ok with Pence choosing a Justice without a Democratic senate majority?

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HappyWarrior  Sep 29, 2018 • 3:35:35pm

re: #393 Backwoods_Sleuth

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No one under scrutiny like him before?

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dangerman  Sep 29, 2018 • 3:36:46pm

this is an ‘investigation’ like thursday was a ‘hearing’

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 29, 2018 • 3:37:15pm
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Scottish Dragon  Sep 29, 2018 • 3:37:30pm

re: #364 Charles Johnson

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I will be in front of the fucking federal courthouse here in Greensboro if this is how it’s going to go down. We need to shut shit down. Block entrances. Block highways. Shut down businesses. Strike. Whatever. This is NOT how a fair investigation in conducted.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 29, 2018 • 3:38:56pm

what are the odds this “report” that the WH is limiting the scope of the FBI investigation is less than truthful, just to get everybody outraged while other crap is happening?

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dangerman  Sep 29, 2018 • 3:39:43pm

re: #364 Charles Johnson

Unreal. WH limits scope of FBI probe to complicate effort to place Mark Judge at Safeway that summer, which could bolster Christine Ford’s credibility, NBC reports.

you know who’s not restricted from talking to safeway?
every investigative journalist

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Scottish Dragon  Sep 29, 2018 • 3:39:55pm

re: #4 Talking Point Detective

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 29, 2018 • 3:40:15pm

re: #400 Scottish Dragon

I will in front of the fucking federal courthouse here in Greensboro if this is how it’s going to go down. We need to shut shit down. Block entrances. Block highways. Shut down businesses. Strike. Whatever. This is NOT how a fair investigation in conducted.

It was never intended to be a fair investigation in the first place. They only agreed to let him be investigated in order to get people like Flakey Flake, Murkowski, Collins, and others to agree to vote yes. They know that if he is fully investigated, there’s no way in hell that he’ll make it. They are rigging the system to railroad this guy onto the SCOTUS bench, there’s not a damn thing we can do about it, and honestly it’s disheartening to know that my family is going to have to live with the consequences and I may not live long enough to see all the damage undone.

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PhillyPretzel  Sep 29, 2018 • 3:41:09pm

re: #402 dangerman

Paging Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward.

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Quoth the raven, Covfefe.  Sep 29, 2018 • 3:41:39pm

re: #403 Scottish Dragon

Wow, an Alex Jones follower here at LGF. That’s certainly something special. Too bad I missed the fun.

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Teukka  Sep 29, 2018 • 3:43:10pm

re: #347 Charles Johnson

Another very annoying thing I’m seeing a lot of lately: Google sending multiple notifications that I should stop allowing “insecure apps” to access my Gmail accounts, and use only THEIR official Gmail app.

NO, I AM NOT GOING TO DO THAT.

Check the authentications settings as well as whether you use plain POP or POP over TLS. Got my nag messages to cease once I went with encrypted auth as well as encrypted connection.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 29, 2018 • 3:45:15pm

re: #400 Scottish Dragon

I will in front of the fucking federal courthouse here in Greensboro if this is how it’s going to go down. We need to shut shit down. Block entrances. Block highways. Shut down businesses. Strike. Whatever. This is NOT how a fair investigation in conducted.

It’s time for some “States’ Rights”. I can think of a couple of Governors—and I’m sure there are more—who are quite capable of saying that any Supreme Court decisions where Kavanaugh is the deciding vote will be ignored in their states.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 29, 2018 • 3:45:44pm

re: #406 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

Wow, an Alex Jones follower here at LGF. That’s certainly something special. Too bad I missed the fun.

re: #403 Scottish Dragon

I thought his point was to show what the other side was asserting; it wasn’t his position.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 29, 2018 • 3:49:01pm

re: #411 jaunte

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So more obstruction?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 29, 2018 • 3:51:57pm

I’ve been searching and can find no news item that actually names these WH “sources” about the FBI investigation.

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jaunte  Sep 29, 2018 • 3:52:09pm

re: #412 HappyWarrior

We’ll see if the FBI is willing to operate as Trump’s secret police.

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ObserverArt  Sep 29, 2018 • 3:53:00pm

re: #401 Backwoods_Sleuth

what are the odds this “report” that the WH is limiting the scope of the FBI investigation is less than truthful, just to get everybody outraged while other crap is happening?

Every damn thing is now suspect. You have to double check and double doubt it all.

Sad times. Trust in the government under Trump? Please.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 29, 2018 • 3:53:03pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 29, 2018 • 3:53:17pm

hey Art:

they are everywhere here in TheBackwoods right now

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HappyWarrior  Sep 29, 2018 • 3:54:01pm

re: #416 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

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What did claim Ralph club meant?

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jaunte  Sep 29, 2018 • 3:54:53pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 29, 2018 • 3:55:22pm

along the lines of my observations:

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 29, 2018 • 3:56:01pm

re: #418 HappyWarrior

What did claim Ralph club meant?

That he had a sensitive stomach.

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SteelPH  Sep 29, 2018 • 3:56:02pm

re: #417 Backwoods_Sleuth

hey Art:

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they are everywhere here in TheBackwoods right now

Hi I’m Mr. Stinkbug
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Scottish Dragon  Sep 29, 2018 • 3:57:57pm

re: #408 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

It’s time for some “States’ Rights”. I can think of a couple of Governors—and I’m sure there are more—who are quite capable of saying that any Supreme Court decisions where Kavanaugh is the deciding vote will be ignored in their states.

Yeah, I think that will happen. I can see California basically telling the SCOTUS to go to hell and ignore rulings…and that means we are in real bad trouble as an intact country if the court is no longer viewed as legitimate.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 29, 2018 • 3:58:11pm

re: #421 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

That he had a sensitive stomach.

It’s slang for puking as far as I know.

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Charles Johnson  Sep 29, 2018 • 4:00:10pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 29, 2018 • 4:00:17pm

re: #419 jaunte

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He lied about a lot.

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ObserverArt  Sep 29, 2018 • 4:00:49pm

re: #404 Quoth the raven, Covfefe.

It was never intended to be a fair investigation in the first place. They only agreed to let him be investigated in order to get people like Flakey Flake, Murkowski, Collins, and others to agree to vote yes. They know that if he is fully investigated, there’s no way in hell that he’ll make it. They are rigging the system to railroad this guy onto the SCOTUS bench, there’s not a damn thing we can do about it, and honestly it’s disheartening to know that my family is going to have to live with the consequences and I may not live long enough to see all the damage undone.

Sure that is their intention. But you can only keep bullshitting for so long until everyone knows they are standing in it.

Smart people are obviously not buying all of this dodge and deflect and announcing the newest squirrel over there.

We’ve said he was going to be pushed through for weeks now. And he is not.

The country just needs to keep the pressure up, media needs to snoop like it hasn’t in years and Democrats have to keep doing what they are doing and staying in the public with what they find and think is dirty.

This all adds to the elections now and in 2020 too.

And time. The more time the better. It allows this to grow and grow.

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Sep 29, 2018 • 4:00:54pm

re: #424 HappyWarrior

It’s slang for puking as far as I know.

Yeah (I always preferred “yodeling in the porcelain canyon” myself) but he claims he was a member of the “Ralph Club” because he had a sensitive stomach, not because he drank himself sick. Couldn’t hold his chili, this guy….

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HappyWarrior  Sep 29, 2018 • 4:00:59pm

re: #425 Charles Johnson

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There hasn’t been that much stupidity in one room except for when Donald Trump dines alone.

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b.d.(sober as a judge)  Sep 29, 2018 • 4:01:21pm

re: #414 jaunte

We’ll see if the FBI is willing to operate as Trump’s secret police.

He has spoken so highly of them in the past, I can’t see why the FBI wouldn’t lockstep follow his orders to help get a guy who will thwart the FBI’s work on the court.

//

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HappyWarrior  Sep 29, 2018 • 4:02:37pm

re: #428 The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge

Yeah (I always preferred “yodeling in the porcelain canyon” myself) but he claims he was a member of the “Ralph Club” because he had a sensitive stomach, not because he drank himself sick. Couldn’t hold his chili, this guy….

I’ve also heard boofing as slang for puking too. He couldn’t hold his sauce. Still probably can’t.

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ObserverArt  Sep 29, 2018 • 4:02:57pm

re: #405 PhillyPretzel

Paging Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward.

This is a great time for a new name to be made in journalism. I sure hope there are some aggressive journalists thinking there is opportunity for some nation saving.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 29, 2018 • 4:03:37pm
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ObserverArt  Sep 29, 2018 • 4:03:55pm

re: #409 Hecuba’s daughter

I thought his point was to show what the other side was asserting; it wasn’t his position.

He explains that later in the thread I believe.

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Hecuba's daughter  Sep 29, 2018 • 4:04:21pm

re: #419 jaunte

Ryan Grim

@ryangrim
Kavanaugh even lied about his connections to Yale: “I have no connections there. I got there by busting my tail.”

See this yearbook. He was legacy; his grandfather went there. What pathetic perjury. theintercept.com

Even though his grandfather went there, Kavanaugh may have been admitted based on his own credentials.

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A Cranky One  Sep 29, 2018 • 4:04:49pm

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HappyWarrior  Sep 29, 2018 • 4:05:15pm

re: #433 Backwoods_Sleuth

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From what I understand he did a lazy job explaining that he served during the Vietnam era. He actually served though unlike Trump and Blackout Brett.

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Belafon  Sep 29, 2018 • 4:05:32pm

re: #432 ObserverArt

This is a great time for a new name to be made in journalism. I sure hope there are some aggressive journalists thinking there is opportunity for some nation saving.

These days it’s Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 29, 2018 • 4:05:50pm

re: #435 Hecuba’s daughter

Even though his grandfather went there, Kavanaugh may have been admitted based on his own credentials.

He lied about having no connections there. Please. If my grandfather attended a prestigious university that very much thrives on connections, I’d be lying by omitting that.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 29, 2018 • 4:06:03pm
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Belafon  Sep 29, 2018 • 4:07:41pm

re: #437 HappyWarrior

From what I understand he did a lazy job explaining that he served during the Vietnam era. He actually served though unlike Trump and Blackout Brett.

My dad served in Vietnam. My uncle was in the Army during Vietnam, and he had “Vietnam era veteran” put in his obituary.

Edited slightly, forgot a word.

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HappyWarrior  Sep 29, 2018 • 4:09:11pm

re: #441 Belafon

My dad served in Vietnam. My uncle was in the Army during Vietnam, and he “Vietnam era veteran” put in his obituary.

Right. From what I gather this is another Warren word twister.

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Scottish Dragon  Sep 29, 2018 • 4:14:52pm
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jaunte  Sep 29, 2018 • 4:16:33pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 29, 2018 • 4:16:41pm
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HappyWarrior  Sep 29, 2018 • 4:17:03pm

re: #443 Scottish Dragon

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When his heavy drinking is a direct product in every time he acts like an ass, it sure as hell is. Go fuck thy self NRO hack.

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Unshaken Defiance  Sep 29, 2018 • 4:21:33pm

re: #414 jaunte

We’ll see if the FBI is willing to operate as Trump’s secret police.

I think not. That agency must be full of Trump anger after all the trash talk.

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Belafon  Sep 29, 2018 • 4:23:30pm

re: #447 Unshaken Defiance

I think not. That agency must be full of Trump anger after all the trash talk.

We’ll see what they do, but you can get rather creative about what the boundaries if you try.

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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce  Sep 29, 2018 • 4:24:33pm

Australian(?) day-walker nailing the shit out of the bass part to Zappa’s “Cheepnis”

Cheepnis - Frank Zappa Bass Cover
WELL NEVER MIND, “Video Unavailable” for REASONS

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ObserverArt  Sep 29, 2018 • 4:27:32pm

re: #413 Backwoods_Sleuth

I’ve been searching and can find no news item that actually names these WH “sources” about the FBI investigation.

I think they signaled there would be games as soon as they used the word ‘limited’ in their statements.

They will now dance around that for a few days, hopefully catching hell for it all.

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Dave In Austin  Sep 29, 2018 • 4:28:42pm

Cruz must have gotten the shakes…… There seems to be a media blitz afoot here in TX. Cruz signs are just now making an appearance.

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freetoken  Sep 29, 2018 • 4:30:58pm

re: #451 Dave In Austin

I wonder if the RNC is pumping money into Texas after giving up on some Congressional races around the country.

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ObserverArt  Sep 29, 2018 • 4:40:30pm

re: #436 A Cranky One

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ObserverArt  Sep 29, 2018 • 4:43:41pm

re: #438 Belafon

These days it’s Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer.

Ronan and Jane are doing great work, but so far they have not gone after the Trump White House from what I know.

But here is hoping they do.

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Stanley Sea  Sep 29, 2018 • 4:48:33pm

RE: #4 comment from TalkingPointsDetective….(hidden comment because of the downdings)

You all are attacking a well respected lizard because he posted what the crazies are saying.

You do it every single day

Ben Garrison
Ben Shapiro
et al
et al

I wouldn’t know the shit out there if you didn’t post it. You post your own tweeted responses to the crazy 34 follower person

I love you all, but damn I was taking a break away.

The feeling is just too dramatic & doom. Always the worst possible scenario.

We are going to live through this or die during it. FACT.

Peace & sincerely sorry to TPD for the shit he got.

The pleaser in me re-read my post & 2nd thought it.

Nah

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CleverToad  Sep 29, 2018 • 4:52:32pm

re: #436 A Cranky One

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BeachDem  Sep 29, 2018 • 5:48:54pm

re: #417 Backwoods_Sleuth

hey Art:

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they are everywhere here in TheBackwoods right now

And here I was going to complain about…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 29, 2018 • 7:21:21pm

re: #457 BeachDem

is that an Asian Tiger Mosquito? The kind that has an awful bite and transmits Zika and West Nile Virus?

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BeachDem  Sep 29, 2018 • 7:29:46pm

re: #458 Backwoods_Sleuth

is that an Asian Tiger Mosquito? The kind that has an awful bite and transmits Zika and West Nile Virus?

Don’t know—people have been posting pics of them around here since the storm. Another good reason to stay inside!

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BeachDem  Sep 29, 2018 • 7:31:16pm

re: #459 BeachDem

Don’t know—people have been posting pics of them around here since the storm. Another good reason to stay inside!

Another

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BeachDem  Sep 29, 2018 • 7:33:59pm

One more—I’m freaking myself out—and don’t get me started on the rafts of fire ants. Ewww. (I know this thread is long dead, but I don’t want to put them in a new one)

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I Would Prefer Not To  Sep 29, 2018 • 7:50:29pm

re: #436 A Cranky One

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Sep 29, 2018 • 7:57:15pm

re: #461 BeachDem

yeppers…pretty sure those are tiger mosquitoes

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BeachDem  Sep 29, 2018 • 8:01:02pm

re: #463 Backwoods_Sleuth

yeppers…pretty sure those are tiger mosquitoes

They are gross. I itch just looking at them.


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