As Usual, the Best Take on Brett Kavanaugh’s Bizarre Hearing Comes From John Oliver [VIDEO]

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John Oliver discusses the ongoing controversy surrounding Brett Kavanaugh, the sexual assault allegations against him, his Supreme Court nomination, and what that could all mean for the highest (mostly-dog) court in the land.

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248 comments

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Scottish Dragon  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:01:22pm
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Single-handed sailor  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:04:36pm
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Kragar  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:10:13pm
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Sir John Barron  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:12:32pm

re: #1 Scottish Dragon

See, the FBI can’t determine anything with these investigations!

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Targetpractice  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:13:37pm

re: #4 Sir John Barron

See, the FBI can’t determine anything with these investigations!

“They asked Judge, he said no, so the matter’s settled. Let’s vote!”

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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:28:24pm

re: #3 Kragar

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this was up the other day and i’m still not past it

i will never think about it any other way again

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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:30:29pm

YouTube

the whole damn album

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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:36:13pm

this didnt take long

NAFTA 2.0, you know the ‘USCMA’, is unlikely to be ratified (political-wire.com)

Playbook: “This is exceedingly unlikely to be ratified this Congress. That’s what every senior Republican and Democratic aide on Capitol Hill says. It’s going to require a massive whip effort, and the House is out until after the election. If Republicans lose the House, there will be an effort to jam this through in the lame-duck. That will be really tough.”

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:36:50pm

re: #6 dangerman

this was up the other day and i’m still not past it

i will never think about it any other way again

I wonder how many times I’ve been mistaken for a creep as I’m going about my business because of what assholes have done to these women.

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makeitstop  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:38:05pm

White House to FBI: Do what you gotta do, just hurry it the fuck up.

Oliver is right. Public pressure works.

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Kragar  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:38:14pm

Fun.

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Kragar  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:39:58pm
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Sir John Barron  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:40:38pm

re: #10 makeitstop

White House to FBI: Do what you gotta do, just hurry it the fuck up.

Oliver is right. Public pressure works.

Do whatever you need to do but do it by tomorrow noon.

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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:41:45pm

re: #9 Eclectic Cyborg

I wonder how many times I’ve been mistaken for a creep as I’m going about my business because of what assholes have done to these women.

yup

that’s why i wrote the post the other day about all the precautions i take when im out running. it’s what they think i look like moving towards them them in the dark

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Belafon  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:43:53pm

re: #13 Sir John Barron

Do whatever you need to do but do it by tomorrow noon.

/

Now they can take all the phone calls from his classmates.

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ObserverArt  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:45:23pm

re: #10 makeitstop

White House to FBI: Do what you gotta do, just hurry it the fuck up.

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Oliver is right. Public pressure works.

Of course it does. And too many times people forget it and give up thinking they won’t have any bearing on a politician if they contact them by email, or calls.

Politicians do not like to hear it. Remember how often Republicans were getting hammered at their own town hall meetings and tried to control who was invited to attend or gave up holding them at all?

They can ignore the pressure if they want…at their own risk of their political careers.

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gocart mozart  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:45:28pm
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Targetpractice  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:46:36pm

re: #12 Kragar

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Auditions for the new season of Celebrity Apprentice: White House Edition are running way too long this year.

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Teukka  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:47:54pm

re: #12 Kragar

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Too harsh [y/n]?

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:51:04pm

Trump decries ‘trauma’ done to Kavanaugh, calls for ‘comprehensive’ investigation (CNN)

These fascist snowflakes sure get traumatized when anyone stands up to them.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:51:10pm

re: #19 Teukka

Too harsh [y/n]?

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N.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:51:14pm

re: #11 Kragar

Fun.

Dude, the fun for all of us ended on November 8, 2016.

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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:51:25pm

re: #17 gocart mozart

Donald Trump plays tic-tac-toe. We play chess. And we keep swinging…

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There is no swinging in chess.

i used to play battle chess in dos 3.x

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:51:37pm

re: #11 Kragar

Fun.

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Condescending twit waffle.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:51:57pm

re: #20 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Oh yes, let’s all feel bad for the poor, persecuted white man.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:52:12pm

re: #12 Kragar

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I don’t give a shit about you having your career Lindsay when the compromat gets released.

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Targetpractice  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:52:21pm

re: #25 Eclectic Cyborg

Oh yes, let’s all feel bad for the poor, persecuted white man.

“The Passion of the Brett.”

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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:52:36pm

re: #25 Eclectic Cyborg

Oh yes, let’s all feel bad for the poor, persecuted white man.

and lets remember its not persecution if he did it

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:52:45pm

re: #20 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Trump decries ‘trauma’ done to Kavanaugh, calls for ‘comprehensive’ investigation (CNN)

These fascist snowflakes sure get traumatized when anyone stands up to them.

Trauma!?!? Yeah fuck you Donnie. But just like you to make Kavanaugh the “real victim” here oyu piece of shit.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:53:07pm

re: #28 dangerman

and lets remember its not persecution if he did it

If he did it, it’s karma and I hope he does feel miserable.

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Targetpractice  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:53:27pm

re: #29 HappyWarrior

Trauma!?!? Yeah fuck you Donnie. But just like you to make Kavanaugh the “real victim” here oyu piece of shit.

Shit birds of a feather have to stick together, dontchaknow?

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:53:31pm

re: #17 gocart mozart

There is when you knock the board off the table.

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ObserverArt  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:53:59pm

Oh…Lindsey is getting to be a real badass isn’t he?

Graham on his plans: “I’m going to go on CNN and say shit to show everyone the gloves are off…no one is going to kick Lindsey Graham around anymore.

Phone rings: “Yes sire Mr. Trump, I’ll be right there. Can I pick up some Big Macs and fries for you to bring to my beating?”

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Belafon  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:55:29pm

re: #33 ObserverArt

Oh…Lindsey is getting to be a real badass isn’t he?

Graham on his plans: “I’m going to go on CNN and say shit to show everyone the gloves are off…no one is going to kick Lindsey Graham around anymore.

Phone rings: “Yes sire Mr. Trump, I’ll be right there. Can I pick up some Big Macs and fries for you to bring to my beating?”

They think Kavanaugh won with his tantrum, which is why there is no continuing investigation. //

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ObserverArt  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:56:20pm

re: #32 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

There is when you knock the board off the table.

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Or you discover your opponent is cheating and you reach over the board and take a swing to smack him upside the head.

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Dr. Matt  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:56:55pm

re: #20 Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis

Trump decries ‘trauma’ done to Kavanaugh, calls for ‘comprehensive’ investigation (CNN)

These fascist snowflakes sure get traumatized when anyone stands up to them.

Was Merrick Garland available for comment?

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Targetpractice  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:57:07pm

It’s pretty obvious that Lindsey is auditioning very hard to be Jefferson Beauregard’s replacement after the midterms.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 1, 2018 • 12:58:31pm

re: #34 Belafon

They think Kavanaugh won with his tantrum, which is why there is not continuing investigation. //

Yeah, I thought that temper tantrum was at least partially an attempt to rally his base and force an ASAP vote. I’m sure he’s actually pissed off but I’ve no doubt there was some theatre there, too. The rage is meant to scare people.

It reminded me of the various rageaholics I’ve encountered, my late step-dad being one of them.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:00:56pm

re: #38 Sir John Barron

Yeah, I thought that temper tantrum was at least partially an attempt to rally his base and force an ASAP vote. I’m sure he’s actually pissed off but I’ve no doubt there was some theatre there, too. The rage is meant to scare people.

It reminded me of the various rageaholics I’ve encountered, my late step-dad being one of them.

The raging is meant to make people say “Oh, we’re sorry we’ll do whatever you want right now” just so the angry person will quiet down and not harm them.

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fern01  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:01:09pm

re: #26 HappyWarrior

I don’t give a shit about you having your career Lindsay when the compromat gets released.

Can the FBI do an investigation to find out what hold trump has over Lindsay Graham - it is just weird. Or is it just that he always needs a power man to look after him?

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Sir John Barron  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:02:00pm

re: #40 fern01

Can the FBI do an investigation to find out what hold trump has over Lindsay Graham - it is just weird. Or is it just that he always needs a power man to look after him?

Is he up for re-election soon?

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Targetpractice  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:03:34pm

The picture of impartiality…

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KGxvi  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:03:44pm

re: #17 gocart mozart

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Ed’s obviously never played full contact chess

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sagehen  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:04:14pm

re: #10 makeitstop

White House to FBI: Do what you gotta do, just hurry it the fuck up.

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Oliver is right. Public pressure works.

By the end of the week should be plenty of time (assuming they assign a sufficient number of agents).

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mmmirele  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:05:21pm

I don’t think this has hit the news in the USA but football (soccer) star Ronaldo is accused of raping a woman in Las Vegas and then covering it up. The woman signed an agreement and was paid off

So, LOTS of trigger warnings but I found the end of the article (in part 2) interesting from a legal perspective. The woman’s new lawyer is trying to have the contract made void for two reasons. First, the woman was psychologically not competent to sign. Second, the contract is void as it covers up a criminal act.

I don’t think we’ve had an explicit ruling that this kind of contract is void for covering up a rape. (Please correct me if I am wrong.)

Here’s the story.

Part 1
m.spiegel.de

Part 2

m.spiegel.de

Again, trigger warnings abound. I admit to skim skipping some paragraphs after the first assault.

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Dr. Matt  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:05:29pm

re: #44 sagehen

By the end of the week should be plenty of time (assuming they assign a sufficient number of agents).

Fox and CNN is reporting the “investigation” could be finished tomorrow.

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Targetpractice  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:06:05pm

re: #46 Dr. Matt

Fox and CNN is reporting the “investigation” could be finished tomorrow.

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What a crock.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:06:19pm
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Velvet Elvis  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:06:26pm

re: #41 Sir John Barron

Is he up for re-election soon?

2020. He’s facing some hard right primary challengers. Given that SC is about 40% African Americans who are going to extremely motivated to vote that year, it’s going to be an uphill climb for whoever wins.

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Mike Lamb  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:09:29pm

re: #46 Dr. Matt

Fox and CNN is reporting the “investigation” could be finished tomorrow.

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From a pure checks and balances perspective, how is it that the Senate can control any aspect of the investigative functions of the DOJ? I mean, I understand what Trump said, but you don’t get to delegate executive branch power to the legislature.

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Kragar  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:10:35pm
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Nyet  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:11:00pm
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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:11:38pm

re: #39 Sir John Barron

The raging is meant to make people say “Oh, we’re sorry we’ll do whatever you want right now” just so the angry person will quiet down and not harm them.

fortunately i was never subjected to rage school so i dont know how its supposed to work

clearly they rely on asymmetric power, fear, intimidation etc

in these circumstances, there’s a lot of us. male, female, big, small, strong, not.
so i just say “rave on”
ill sit back and yawn

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Nyet  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:11:53pm
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Targetpractice  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:12:05pm

re: #51 Kragar

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FFS, these people dig any deeper, they’re gonna hit Hong Kong.

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KGxvi  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:13:37pm

re: #45 mmmirele

I don’t think we’ve had an explicit ruling that this kind of contract is void for covering up a rape. (Please correct me if I am wrong.)

As a general rule, settlement and non-disclosure agreements include a clause saying that the parties won’t talk to anyone about the underlying events, but there’s usually an exception for legal proceedings. Even without that provision being included, it would probably be considered part of the law of the contract (what is sometimes called an implied term). That said, if it came to a criminal investigation, there’s plenty of instances where potential witnesses refuse to cooperate with the police - that happens a lot in domestic violence cases, I believe.

Contracts for illegal things are void as a matter of law - you can’t hire someone to kill your spouse and then sue them for breach of contract when your spouse comes home on Friday night.

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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:14:37pm

re: #51 Kragar

BREAKING: This is HUGE (waiting for permission to h/t): One of Christine Ford Blasey’s research articles in 2008 included a study in which participants were TAUGHT SELF-HYPNOSIS & noted hypnosis is used to retrieve important memories “AND CREATE ARTIFICAL SITUATIONS.”

i dont think those words mean what you think they mean

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makeitstop  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:14:54pm

re: #44 sagehen

By the end of the week should be plenty of time (assuming they assign a sufficient number of agents).

Yeah. If memory serves, they completed the Thomas invesitgation in three days.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:14:59pm

re: #57 dangerman

i dont think those words mean what you think they mean

YUUUUUUGE

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Jay C  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:15:05pm

re: #34 Belafon

They think Kavanaugh won with his tantrum, which is why there is no continuing investigation. //

Well, they have Donald Trump, all of the Congressional GOP, and the entirety of right-wing media telling them just that: and have since the veins on Kavanaugh’s head receded last Thursday. That the rest of the world universe outside the RW Media Bubble was appalled by Judge Drunky’s unprofessional ranting is, as usual, discarded as an irrelevance.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:17:06pm
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Mike Lamb  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:17:07pm

re: #51 Kragar

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So in 2008, she was starting to self-hypnotize, which caused an “artificial situation” about Brett Kavanaugh that she relayed to a counselor in 2012, and then sat on it again for another 6 years playing the long game for Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS nomination?

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Charles Johnson  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:17:39pm
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Dr Lizardo  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:19:12pm

re: #52 Nyet

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Maybe someone should let “Genevieve” there know that Iron Sky was not a documentary.

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:19:30pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:20:15pm
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Targetpractice  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:21:21pm

We’re taking this seriously.

Oh yeah, and we also think it’s total bullshit and we’re going to ignore it anyway:

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cat-tikvah  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:22:18pm

GRITTY!
Philadelphia and Gritty, part 1:

Philadelphia and Gritty, part 2:

Tough town with a heart of gold. Also addytood.

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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:22:33pm

re: #60 Jay C

Well, they have Donald Trump, all of the Congressional GOP, and the entirety of right-wing media telling them just that: and have since the veins on Kavanaugh’s head receded last Thursday. That the rest of the world universe outside the RW Media Bubble was appalled by Judge Drunky’s unprofessional ranting is, as usual, discarding as an irrelevance.

lets all remember there are two very different things going on here for the d’s and r’s:

- the dems and anyone with a brain are hoping that evidence/proof is uncovered. that it will be incontrovertible enough by itself that there’s no option but to withdraw

- the r’s are trying to get to a point where they can all vote yes
and that is regardless of what we all already know to be true

the dozens and doezens of things that each one by itself is enough to disqualify kavanaugh are mostly not relevant any more. the r’s will not revisit them

they are looking to say you had your investigation, nothing conclusive
now we’re gonna vote yes like we shoulda done last week

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gocart mozart  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:22:45pm

The comments are cool

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:23:42pm

re: #7 dangerman

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Video

the whole damn album

They got Deadheads—I’m a Danfan!

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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:24:06pm

re: #62 Mike Lamb

So in 2008, she was starting to self-hypnotize, which caused an “artificial situation” about Brett Kavanaugh that she relayed to a counselor in 2012, and then sat on it again for another 6 years playing the long game for Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS nomination?

ok ok
forget everything i said earlier this morning

i’m loving the pterodactyl story now

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Targetpractice  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:24:21pm

re: #69 dangerman

lets all remember there are two very different things going on here for the d’s and r’s:

- the dems and anyone with a brain are hoping that evidence/proof is uncovered. that it will be incontrovertible enough by itself that there’s no option but to withdraw

- the r’s are trying to get to a point where they can all vote yes
and that is regardless of what we all already know to be true

the dozens and doezens of things that each one by itself is enough to disqualify kavanaugh are mostly not relevant any more. the r’s will not revisit them

they are looking to say you had your investigation, nothing conclusive
now we’re gonna vote yes like we shoulda done last week

Like I said last week, this is about ticking boxes on a checklist. They’re not taking it seriously, they’re going through the motions so they can get to “Yes.”

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MsJ  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:24:40pm
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Dr Lizardo  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:25:25pm

Time to call it a day. Have fun, Lizards.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:27:04pm

re: #67 Targetpractice

We’re taking this seriously.

Oh yeah, and we also think it’s total bullshit and we’re going to ignore it anyway:

Allegations against our guys are always ‘character assassinations’. We’ll vote this weekend tomorrow Wednesday at the latest OK sure Friday or Saturday.

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Sir John Barron  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:27:47pm

re: #67 Targetpractice

We’re taking this seriously.

Oh yeah, and we also think it’s total bullshit and we’re going to ignore it anyway:

So McTurtle doesn’t believe Dr. Ford then. She’s a character assassin. Good to know.

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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:28:04pm

re: #73 Targetpractice

Like I said last week, this is about ticking boxes on a checklist. They’re not taking it seriously, they’re going through the motions so they can get to “Yes.”

sometimes i use too many words ;-)

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Sir John Barron  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:30:07pm

re: #62 Mike Lamb

So in 2008, she was starting to self-hypnotize, which caused an “artificial situation” about Brett Kavanaugh that she relayed to a counselor in 2012, and then sat on it again for another 6 years playing the long game for Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS nomination?

Yup, straight out of the Saul Alinsky Rules for Radicals playbook.

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KGxvi  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:30:37pm

re: #77 Sir John Barron

So McTurtle doesn’t believe Dr. Ford then. She’s a character assassin. Good to know.

With McConnell it’s not a matter of whether he believes her or not, he actually probably doesn’t even give a fuck. It’s about getting the seat filled, his legacy as majority leader will be two seats on the Supreme Court.

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Targetpractice  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:30:53pm

re: #77 Sir John Barron

So McTurtle doesn’t believe Dr. Ford then. She’s a character assassin. Good to know.

Remember, they’re trying to split the difference by insisting they think she really was the victim of sexual assault…they just think it happened somewhere else, in a totally different time, and she’s absolutely wrong about it being Brett Kavanaugh who was responsible. They’re trying to be more subtle than screaming “SHE’S A LYING WHORE!!!”

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Nyet  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:32:10pm
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:32:50pm

re: #81 Targetpractice

Remember, they’re trying to split the difference by insisting they think she really was the victim of sexual assault…they just think it happened somewhere else, in a totally different time, and she’s absolutely wrong about it being Brett Kavanaugh who was responsible. They’re trying to be more subtle than screaming “SHE’S A LYING WHORE!!!”

So you’re saying America has moved forward!

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Nyet  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:33:08pm
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Sir John Barron  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:33:40pm

re: #81 Targetpractice

Remember, they’re trying to split the difference by insisting they think she really was the victim of sexual assault…they just think it happened somewhere else, in a totally different time, and she’s absolutely wrong about it being Brett Kavanaugh who was responsible. They’re trying to be more subtle than screaming “SHE’S A LYING WHORE!!!”

Also it’s the Dems fault because conspiracy.

/

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Kragar  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:39:00pm

re: #63 Charles Johnson

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:40:55pm

re: #86 Kragar

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JFC.

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Targetpractice  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:42:38pm

re: #86 Kragar

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And she’s branching out to the good ol’ standby: “They’re all in this together!”

It’s amazing how the Brett Kavanaugh playbook reads like the Bill Cosby playbook. Next we’ll be told that one or more of the women reached out to his lawyer to extort money for silence.

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Kragar  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:43:27pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:43:49pm

re: #89 Kragar

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Good.

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Kragar  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:44:38pm
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Charles Johnson  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:46:10pm
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Belafon  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:46:26pm

re: #89 Kragar

I like when not-normal is on our side.

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Targetpractice  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:46:40pm

re: #91 Kragar

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And the media that once kept a on-screen clock going to show how long it had been since Hillary had conducted a press conference are weirdly unconcerned about the lack of press conferences suddenly…

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gocart mozart  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:50:51pm
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goddamnedfrank  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:54:35pm

The Mambo #5 reference was 👨‍🍳💋👌

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jaunte  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:58:25pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:59:00pm

re: #97 jaunte

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Bullying pig.

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Dr. Matt  Oct 1, 2018 • 1:59:51pm

re: #62 Mike Lamb

So in 2008, she was starting to self-hypnotize, which caused an “artificial situation” about Brett Kavanaugh that she relayed to a counselor in 2012, and then sat on it again for another 6 years playing the long game for Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS nomination?

Another deluded rant from the Nazis. She is a research psychologist but her expertise is as a data analyst (i.e., psychological statistics). Her role on the study in 2008 was analyzing the data (onlinelibrary.wiley.com). The media is trying to turn into her some Jedi Zen master of psychology, but her academic career is applied statistics. I have worked with similar scientists over the last several years.

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Kragar  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:01:49pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:02:56pm

re: #100 Kragar

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Uh huh. But it’s Democrats who are bigoted towards southerners.

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electrotek  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:03:09pm

re: #100 Kragar

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Has someone told Hunter boy that Islamists didn’t exist in 1972?

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sagehen  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:05:24pm

re: #102 electrotek

Has someone told Hunter boy that Islamists didn’t exist in 1972?

uh… Munich Olympics?

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Charles Johnson  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:06:24pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:06:41pm

re: #104 Charles Johnson

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electrotek  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:06:52pm

re: #103 sagehen

uh… Munich Olympics?

They weren’t “Islamists” though. PLO and the PFLP were motivated by secular nationalism than they were by Islam. Islamists technically didn’t exist in its current form until after 1979.

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Targetpractice  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:08:04pm

re: #104 Charles Johnson

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“Did you see anything?”

“No.”

“Good enough. Sorry to bother you.”

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gocart mozart  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:08:15pm

This an excellent article

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:09:03pm

re: #108 gocart mozart

This an excellent article

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Hell some of them are even admitting he did but excusing it.

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Targetpractice  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:09:36pm

re: #109 HappyWarrior

Hell some of them are even admitting he did but excusing it.

“So what if he lied under oath? He’s angry, he’s right to be, so it’s understandable!”

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Belafon  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:09:59pm

re: #109 HappyWarrior

Hell some of them are even admitting he did but excusing it.

They lost the first battle, so now it’s on to excusing it. We just have to keep pressing.

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Jay C  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:10:12pm

re: #72 dangerman

ok ok
forget everything i said earlier this morning

i’m loving the pterodactyl story now

And for the “weird coincidences” file: I went to watch TV with Mrs. Jay a while ago, and what did she pick from the DVR?
Torchwood!
Though Myfanwy wasn’t in that episode.
Which would have been JUST TOO WEIRD!!!!!

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:10:21pm

re: #111 Belafon

They lost the first battle, so now it’s on to excusing it. We just have to keep pressing.

Yep!

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Charles Johnson  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:11:30pm

re: #94 Targetpractice

And the media that once kept a on-screen clock going to show how long it had been since Hillary had conducted a press conference are weirdly unconcerned about the lack of press conferences suddenly…

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Dr. Matt  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:12:10pm

Just a reminder: To this day, republicans still insist/obsess that Bill Clinton deserved to be impeached because he lied about a consensual blowjob.

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Belafon  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:13:55pm

Flake does have a vertibrae:

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jaunte  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:16:40pm
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Charles Johnson  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:17:03pm
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jaunte  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:17:26pm

WITCH HUNT!!!

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electrotek  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:18:37pm

re: #118 Charles Johnson

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RABIES!!!

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jaunte  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:19:33pm

He’s just there for the guano.

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Jay C  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:19:52pm

re: #118 Charles Johnson

VAMPIRES!

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:20:07pm

re: #116 Belafon

Flake does have a vertibrae:

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I’m really hoping those two women got to him as a fellow human being.

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makeitstop  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:20:35pm

re: #118 Charles Johnson

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Is it too much to ask for the bat to land in Trump’s hair tonight?

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:21:33pm

re: #124 makeitstop

Is it too much to ask for the bat to land in Trump’s hair tonight?

What did that poor bat to deserve that?

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Single-handed sailor  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:22:06pm

re: #91 Kragar

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…and they still lied as much as if they had one every day.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:22:09pm

re: #116 Belafon

Flake does have a vertibrae:

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Also Flake:

So, no, he still doesn’t have a spine. What he has is a sensitivity to the appearance of not having a spine.

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makeitstop  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:23:31pm

re: #125 HappyWarrior

What did that poor bat to deserve that?

Nothing. But watching Trump freak out, and then try to pretend to be tough afterwards, would be an evergreen video highlight.

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Belafon  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:23:45pm

re: #127 goddamnedfrank

Also Flake:

So, no, he still doesn’t have a spine. What he has is a sensitivity to the appearance of not having a spine.

That’s why I only gave him one. Not a full spine for sure. But we have asked him, since he’s retiring, to stop being a 2018 Republican for a little bit.

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Belafon  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:24:06pm

re: #128 makeitstop

Nothing. But watching Trump freak out, and then try to pretend to be tough afterwards, would be an evergreen video highlight.

I’m thinking poop in the hair.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:28:05pm
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Jay C  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:28:06pm

re: #130 Belafon

I’m thinking poop in the hair.

Guano like Brylcreem? “A little dab’ll do ya!!”

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makeitstop  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:30:28pm

re: #130 Belafon

I’m thinking poop in the hair.

Land first, then poop.

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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:30:55pm

re: #109 HappyWarrior

Hell some of them are even admitting he did but excusing it and just dont care.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:31:28pm

re: #128 makeitstop

Nothing. But watching Trump freak out, and then try to pretend to be tough afterwards, would be an evergreen video highlight.

I know lol. Just playing.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:31:44pm

re: #133 makeitstop

Land first, then poop.

Sign me up.

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Charles Johnson  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:32:47pm
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jaunte  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:34:24pm
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Single-handed sailor  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:36:23pm
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Dr. Matt  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:37:46pm

Comedy break….

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:40:37pm

This gibes with my observation that Republican women tend to be consistently shitty to other women.

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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:40:58pm

re: #140 Dr. Matt

Comedy break….

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‘call me a cab’
‘ok, you’re a cab’

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:41:47pm

re: #139 Single-handed sailor

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That looks like that kid in the Go-Gurt commercial. “Get a Job!”

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:41:57pm

re: #138 jaunte

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What didn’t he lie about?

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Charles Johnson  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:43:21pm
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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:43:26pm

re: #141 goddamnedfrank

This gibes with my observation that Republican women tend to be consistently shitty to other women.

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and yet in fact:

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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:43:43pm

re: #25 Eclectic Cyborg

Oh yes, let’s all feel bad for the poor, persecuted white man.

Why doesn’t anyone think about the trauma rape causes to the rapist?//

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:44:05pm

re: #141 goddamnedfrank

This gibes with my observation that Republican women tend to be consistently shitty to other women.

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Not surprised.

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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:44:22pm

re: #147 Big Beautiful Door

Why doesn’t anyone think about the trauma rape causes to the rapist?//

because that doesnt get kav onto the court

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Dr. Matt  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:45:02pm

If Kavanaugh is so willing to lie about drinking in high school and college, imagine what he’ll do and say and act about things that matter for the country.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:45:23pm

re: #146 dangerman

and yet in fact:

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Hell TBH that’s anyone but a wealthy heterosexual white Christian healthy male..

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Charles Johnson  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:46:40pm
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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:46:44pm

re: #150 Dr. Matt

If Kavanaugh is so willing to lie about drinking in high school and college, imagine what he’ll do and say and act about things that matter for the country.

2018 feature not bug

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Charles Johnson  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:47:46pm
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Targetpractice  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:49:57pm

re: #150 Dr. Matt

If Kavanaugh is so willing to lie about drinking in high school and college, imagine what he’ll do and say and act about things that matter for the country.

What I took away from last Thursday is that Brett Kavanaugh is a man comfortable with lying. The bit that truly emphasized that was when he was asked about his claims of being a virgin through high school and he insisted he boasted about faux sexual conquests in high school to avoid “embarrassment.” So either he was lying then or he’s lying now. Either way, he doesn’t seem to feel that there was anything wrong with it.

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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:49:57pm

re: #152 Charles Johnson

2 / Atheists are the religious group that’s least likely to believe in pseudo-scientific claims.

there is a reason why atheists tend not to go for magical thinking

however i dont care how the question is framed ‘atheism’ is not a ‘religious group’

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gocart mozart  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:50:30pm

re: #117 jaunte

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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:51:26pm

re: #154 Charles Johnson

1 / “New Age” beliefs in things like reincarnation, psychics, and astrology are very common among the “spiritual but not religious” but also very common among professing Christians as well

iow a lot of people believe crackpot things that are *in fact* not possible.

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jeffreyw  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:51:50pm

The repubs are saying that without a stained blue dress there is no evidence. They say that so they can confirm Kav and still sleep at night. If they keep saying that and keep saying that they might convince themselves.

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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:52:03pm

re: #155 Targetpractice

What I took away from last Thursday is that Brett Kavanaugh is a man comfortable with lying. The bit that truly emphasized that was when he was asked about his claims of being a virgin through high school and he insisted he boasted about faux sexual conquests in high school to avoid “embarrassment.” So either he was lying then or he’s lying now. Either way, he doesn’t seem to feel that there was anything wrong with it.

and neither do the r’s

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makeitstop  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:53:10pm
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dangerman  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:53:35pm

re: #159 jeffreyw

The repubs are saying that without a stained blue dress there is no evidence. They say that so they can confirm Kav and still sleep at night. If they keep saying that and keep saying that they might convince themselves.

jeffreyw sums up this entire confirmation process in two concise sentences.

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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:53:43pm

re: #52 Nyet

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I’ve seen this movie. Iron Sky Official Theatrical Trailer [HD]

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Targetpractice  Oct 1, 2018 • 2:55:44pm

re: #159 jeffreyw

The repubs are saying that without a stained blue dress there is no evidence. They say that so they can confirm Kav and still sleep at night. If they keep saying that and keep saying that they might convince themselves.

The stained blue dress only ever became evidence because Linda Tripp told Monica not to clean it and then clued investigators about its existence. She also turned over taped recordings of phone conversations. Without either action, it would have been a “he said/she said” situation.

20 years later, the GOP wants to ensure that there are no Linda Tripps out there who are gonna come forward with the goods on Brett Kavanaugh, the man who helped lead the crusade that lead to that blue dress.

Fate is not without a sense of irony.

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Targetpractice  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:04:48pm

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gocart mozart  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:06:44pm
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Single-handed sailor  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:09:00pm
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electrotek  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:09:59pm

And what’s with the Keith Ellison allegations placed against him?

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Charles Johnson  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:12:20pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:12:59pm
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can't think of a decent username  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:13:55pm

re: #170 Blind Frog Belly White

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I move that Newt Gingrich not be buried on American soil.

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makeitstop  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:14:55pm

re: #171 can’t think of a decent username

I move that Newt Gingrich not be buried on American soil.

Failing that, I move that they use one of those pig-shit troughs in North Carolina.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:14:56pm

re: #171 can’t think of a decent username

I move that Newt Gingrich not be buried on American soil.

Seconded, unless they do it, like, TODAY.

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Targetpractice  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:15:04pm

re: #168 electrotek

And what’s with the Keith Ellison allegations placed against him?

Cliff notes: Ex-girlfriend came out just before the primaries to accuse him of physical abuse, the biggest claim being that he physically dragged her feet-first from a bed while screaming obscenities at her and that she had video evidence of such. The WI DNC launched an investigation, the attorney investigating questioned the ex but she has put forward three different excuses for why she can’t produce the video, so the draft report that the press got ahold of says the attorney has concluded the ex’s allegations are “unsubstantiated.”

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The Very Reverend Battleaxe of Knowledge  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:15:20pm

re: #168 electrotek

And what’s with the Keith Ellison allegations placed against him?

Ellison’s ex-gf, immediately after saying there was a blue dress video, said she couldn’t find it—musta been lost in the move….

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austin_blue  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:15:59pm

re: #144 HappyWarrior

What didn’t he lie about?

“I like beer.”

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:16:09pm

re: #170 Blind Frog Belly White

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You really are the last person who should fucking be talking here Newt. Just shut the fuck up and slither back underneath the rock you were previously under.

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Targetpractice  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:16:12pm

re: #170 Blind Frog Belly White

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Newt “I’m banging my second mistress while raking Bill Clinton over the coals for a blowjob” Gingrich says what?

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:16:57pm

re: #178 Targetpractice

Newt “I’m banging my second mistress while raking Bill Clinton over the coals for a blowjob” Gingrich says what?

Aka Newt “I cheated on my first wife while she was sick and I still get treated as a voice of morality by the moronic right” Gingrich.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:17:34pm

re: #168 electrotek

And what’s with the Keith Ellison allegations placed against him?

I don’t know. All the people I’ve heard talking about are right wing hacks.

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plansbandc  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:18:29pm

re: #172 makeitstop

I was thinking cesspool.

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electrotek  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:18:39pm

re: #180 HappyWarrior

I don’t know. All the people I’ve heard talking about are right wing hacks.

Pretty much.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:19:58pm

re: #182 electrotek

Pretty much.

The thing is regarding Kavanaugh, it’s for a lifetime appointment. Voters can’t vote him out.

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electrotek  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:20:20pm

re: #183 HappyWarrior

The thing is regarding Kavanaugh, it’s for a lifetime appointment. Voters can’t vote him out.

Bingo. And that’s what is so scary about this.

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Sea Mexican!  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:21:17pm

re: #117 jaunte

Once it leaves the premises, you can say that it’s a bat out of hell.

Ok, it’s a bad joke. I’ll go sit in the corner.

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Targetpractice  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:22:39pm

The GOP jumped on the Ellison allegations because they wanted to accuse the DNC of “hypocrisy,” i.e. that if we must take every woman at what she says (something no Democrat is actually saying), then he must resign from the race because of the allegations made against him.

The lynchpin was that the DNC wasn’t taking the matter “seriously,” that they weren’t investigating it but instead “covering it up.” The news about this investigation reaching a close isn’t going to shut them up, it’s going to lead them to calling it a “whitewash” and demanding another investigation.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:22:50pm

re: #184 electrotek

Bingo. And that’s what is so scary about this.

And the R’s know that and how hard it is to impeach a SCOTUS judge.

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Sea Mexican!  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:23:04pm

Saw the special earlier today. Oliver hits all the main points with grace. The whole sham is still infuriating.

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Scottish Dragon  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:23:14pm
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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:23:36pm

re: #100 Kragar

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There are several R incumbents in California in trouble, but the indicted one isn’t.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:25:08pm

re: #189 Scottish Dragon

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Like i’ve said about Trump, he’s one of the most guilty acting “innocent” men I’ve seen.

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Targetpractice  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:25:36pm

re: #189 Scottish Dragon

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Translation: Someone got a call, realized where this shit was headed, and flipped on the Batshit Signal.

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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:25:54pm

re: #116 Belafon

Flake does have a vertibrae:

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We’ll find out if Flake actually has a backbone when he votes after a whitewash.

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electrotek  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:26:55pm

And George Will…what the fuck man?

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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:27:15pm

re: #118 Charles Johnson

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We recently had a problem with rabid bats in one of our schools. It would be terrible if a rabid bat bit the President.

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Targetpractice  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:27:32pm

re: #195 Big Beautiful Door

We recently had a problem with rabid bats in one of our schools. It would be terrible if a rabid bat bit the President.

How would you tell the difference?

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:29:38pm

re: #194 electrotek

And George Will…what the fuck man?

He’s still a right wing hack when push comes to shove no matter how much he dislikes Trump.

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:29:53pm

re: #196 Targetpractice

How would you tell the difference?

He might actually start making sense.

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Targetpractice  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:32:39pm

Yeah, but what’s wrong with a little witness tampering?//////

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makeitstop  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:35:44pm

re: #181 plansbandc

I was thinking cesspool.

That will also work.

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:37:06pm

re: #171 can’t think of a decent username

I move that Newt Gingrich not be buried on American soil.

Unless a stake is driven in its cold evil heart…

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jaunte  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:37:48pm

“…The texts between Berchem and Karen Yarasavage, both friends of Kavanaugh, suggest that the nominee was personally talking with former classmates about Ramirez’s story in advance of the New Yorker article that made her allegation public. In one message, Yarasavage said Kavanaugh asked her to go on the record in his defense. Two other messages show communication between Kavanaugh’s team and former classmates in advance of the story.

The texts also demonstrate that Kavanaugh and Ramirez were more socially connected than previously understood and that Ramirez was uncomfortable around Kavanaugh when they saw each other at a wedding 10 years after they graduated. Berchem’s efforts also show that some potential witnesses have been unable to get important information to the FBI.”

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jaunte  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:39:15pm

“Kavanaugh told the Senate Judiciary Committee under oath that the first time he heard of Ramirez’s allegation was in the Sept. 23 article in The New Yorker.

Kavanaugh was asked by Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, when he first heard of Ramirez’s allegations. Kavanaugh answered: “In the New Yorker story.”

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Joe Bacon 🌹  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:39:25pm

re: #195 Big Beautiful Door

We recently had a problem with rabid bats in one of our schools. It would be terrible if a rabid bat bit the President.

Yeah because the little innocent bat would die!

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Targetpractice  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:39:57pm

At this point, I’m beginning to suspect the big reason that the GOP opposed an FBI investigation is not because it would corroborate any of the allegations, but that it would reveal the lengths that the White House, the SJC, and Kavanaugh himself have gone to cover all this up.

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jaunte  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:40:58pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:41:24pm

re: #205 Targetpractice

At this point, I’m beginning to suspect the big reason that the GOP opposed an FBI investigation is not because it would corroborate any of the allegations, but that it would reveal the lengths that the White House, the SJC, and Kavanaugh himself have gone to cover all this up.

The old cover up being worse than the crime. Hopefully a lot of people end up in deep shit because of this.

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Belafon  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:41:45pm

re: #167 Single-handed sailor

Should Merrick Garland go all Brett Kavanaigh on him?

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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:44:24pm

re: #208 Belafon

Should Merrick Garland go all Brett Kavanaigh on him?

God if I were Garland right now, I’d be wanting to throttle more than a few Republican senators.

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makeitstop  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:44:34pm

Trixie update!

She went and had the stitches taken out last week, but there was an area around the eye that looked a little raw so we were hesitant to remove the Cone of Shame.

As of this morning - no more cone! She’s back to her old self, and we’re very happy about that.

Buen that stupid cone, plz?
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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:45:05pm
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gocart mozart  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:45:53pm
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HappyWarrior  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:47:09pm

Okay honest question, how the hell does the Senate impeach a judge when they were involved in the aforementioned cover up that was part of the perjury?

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Targetpractice  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:47:55pm

Well, looks like Flake’s trip wire has been…well, tripped. Kavanaugh lied to Congress and the FBI has the evidence to prove such. Will Flake now rescind his support for Kavanaugh’s nomination? Will Collins, Murkowski, and Manchin go forward supporting a man who perjured himself on live TV?

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Aucun pays pour les vieux ennemis  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:49:13pm

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piratedan  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:49:48pm

re: #173 Blind Frog Belly White

well they could use him to support the breeched levees in NC, at least then he might serve a purpose…

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Scottish Dragon  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:51:21pm

re: #214 Targetpractice

Well, looks like Flake’s trip wire has been…well, tripped. Kavanaugh lied to Congress and the FBI has the evidence to prove such. Will Flake now rescind his support for Kavanaugh’s nomination? Will Collins, Murkowski, and Manchin go forward supporting a man who perjured himself on live TV?

Angry whitehousestaffer has been hinting that his sources suggest he is going to be forced to withdraw.

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Targetpractice  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:51:48pm

You can certainly see why the FBI was directed not to interview Kavanaugh. Lying to them is not like lying to the Senate GOP, the FBI will charge your ass for doing so.

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Big Beautiful Door  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:52:15pm

re: #214 Targetpractice

Well, looks like Flake’s trip wire has been…well, tripped. Kavanaugh lied to Congress and the FBI has the evidence to prove such. Will Flake now rescind his support for Kavanaugh’s nomination? Will Collins, Murkowski, and Manchin go forward supporting a man who perjured himself on live TV?

That is the question. Flake obviously badly wants to vote for Kavanaugh if he can.

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Skip Intro  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:54:01pm

re: #214 Targetpractice

Well, looks like Flake’s trip wire has been…well, tripped. Kavanaugh lied to Congress and the FBI has the evidence to prove such. Will Flake now rescind his support for Kavanaugh’s nomination? Will Collins, Murkowski, and Manchin go forward supporting a man who perjured himself on live TV?

Not a chance.

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Single-handed sailor  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:54:21pm

re: #214 Targetpractice

I’m reminded of the intro to Soap.

Soap (TV comedy) opening/intro

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:56:39pm

re: #213 HappyWarrior

Okay honest question, how the hell does the Senate impeach a judge when they were involved in the aforementioned cover up that was part of the perjury?

Impeachment is a high bar. Instead they could just use a combination of committee hearings and the censure rules to expose everything then haul Kavanaugh back in and formally reprimand him and the Republicans who willfully hid evidence of his perjury. That’s what I’d probably do, just expose the depth of the rot for all to see.

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Skip Intro  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:58:04pm

re: #222 goddamnedfrank

Are we talking about Mitch McConnell here?

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sagehen  Oct 1, 2018 • 3:58:47pm

re: #214 Targetpractice

Well, looks like Flake’s trip wire has been…well, tripped. Kavanaugh lied to Congress and the FBI has the evidence to prove such. Will Flake now rescind his support for Kavanaugh’s nomination? Will Collins, Murkowski, and Manchin go forward supporting a man who perjured himself on live TV?

Collins, Murkowski and Manchin have tied themselves to Flake for this confirmation battle. However he votes, they will too.

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Targetpractice  Oct 1, 2018 • 4:00:23pm

re: #217 Scottish Dragon

Angry whitehousestaffer has been hinting that his sources suggest he is going to be forced to withdraw.

He’ll either be forced to withdraw or the GOP will find themselves taking a very uncomfortable vote before week’s end. Their hope that they could confine this to just discrediting Dr. Ford is dissolving before their eyes, as is their efforts to portray Brett Kavanaugh as this awesome guy who everybody loves.

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goddamnedfrank  Oct 1, 2018 • 4:01:03pm

re: #223 Skip Intro

Are we talking about Mitch McConnell here?

I’m saying if the Dems take control of Congress. Censure only requires a 50% vote. It’s essentially toothless grandstanding, but if backed by enough evidence in public hearings could provide a powerful spectacle embarrassing the GOP.

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Single-handed sailor  Oct 1, 2018 • 4:02:34pm
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Mike Lamb  Oct 1, 2018 • 4:03:01pm

re: #214 Targetpractice

Well, looks like Flake’s trip wire has been…well, tripped. Kavanaugh lied to Congress and the FBI has the evidence to prove such. Will Flake now rescind his support for Kavanaugh’s nomination? Will Collins, Murkowski, and Manchin go forward supporting a man who perjured himself on live TV?

You forgot the “He was really mad” exception to perjury.

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Targetpractice  Oct 1, 2018 • 4:05:08pm

By this point, there’s four possible outcomes:

- The White House is forced to withdraw the nomination, which would spare the GOP some of their base’s wrath as Donny would be sure to blame the act on “dirty tricks” by the DNC.

- Kavanaugh is forced to withdraw from the nomination, which would lead to all sorts of anger directed at the GOP for failing to defend him from said “dirty tricks” by the DNC

- The GOP take it to a full Senate vote and he goes the way of Bork, leading to howls of outrage from their base that will drown out a 747 at full throttle

- The GOP take it to a vote and he’s confirmed, which will cost them the Senate but ensure they put a far-right candidate on the bench and lock in a 5-4 majority for the foreseeable future

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Ace Rothstein  Oct 1, 2018 • 4:08:16pm

re: #229 Targetpractice

I’ll take the last one for $1000, Alex.

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Belafon  Oct 1, 2018 • 4:08:19pm

re: #229 Targetpractice

Number four is going to happen period unless we take the Senate and force Trump to nominate Garland.

Edited I got the number wrong.

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Skip Intro  Oct 1, 2018 • 4:08:26pm

re: #229 Targetpractice

So when does it cost them the Senate. Next month? Two years from now?

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Ace Rothstein  Oct 1, 2018 • 4:10:56pm

I’m such a child for laughing at this.

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KGxvi  Oct 1, 2018 • 4:11:06pm

re: #201 Joe Bacon 🌹

Unless a stake is driven in its cold evil heart…

wrap the casket and body in silver chains too, just to be sure.

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makeitstop  Oct 1, 2018 • 4:11:46pm

re: #231 Belafon

Number four is going to happen period unless we take the Senate and force Trump to nominate Garland.

I’m not so sure.

This is only the preliminary stuff coming out now. By the time that FBI report is done, they might have a massive pile of incriminating shit on their hands.

Remember last Monday, when everyone thought confirmation was a lock?

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Targetpractice  Oct 1, 2018 • 4:12:29pm

re: #232 Skip Intro

So when does it cost them the Senate. Next month? Two years from now?

Possibly in a month, but definitely in two years. I’d remind folks that a year ago, it was accepted as inevitable that the GOP would keep and likely expand their Senate majority simply because of the number of seats the DNC had to defend.

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freetoken  Oct 1, 2018 • 4:12:57pm

After three days of angst finally got my old ATT email addresses (Yahoo) working again.

The modern world is just too damn complicated.

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Targetpractice  Oct 1, 2018 • 4:13:55pm

re: #235 makeitstop

I’m not so sure.

This is only the preliminary stuff coming out now. By the time that FBI report is done, they might have a massive pile of incriminating shit on their hands.

Remember last Monday, when everyone thought confirmation was a lock?

Two weeks ago, it was a foregone conclusion that he’d be confirmed before week’s end. A week ago, we expected that the hearings would be followed by a quick vote to confirm. And two days ago, it was accepted that the GOP would have him confirmed by tomorrow afternoon.

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wrenchwench  Oct 1, 2018 • 4:14:08pm

re: #233 Ace Rothstein

I’m such a child for laughing at this.

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It’s a drinking game.

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Belafon  Oct 1, 2018 • 4:14:26pm

re: #235 makeitstop

I’m not so sure.

This is only the preliminary stuff coming out now. By the time that FBI report is done, they might have a massive pile of incriminating shit on their hands.

Remember last Monday, when everyone thought confirmation was a lock?

Sorry, typing on my phone, meaning I am keeping it short. I was responding to the 5-4 part.

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makeitstop  Oct 1, 2018 • 4:17:04pm

So, one of Kav’s former classmates comes out and says that Kav was a peach of a guy.

Then another of Kav’s former classmates calls the first one a liar.

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KGxvi  Oct 1, 2018 • 4:17:51pm

re: #213 HappyWarrior

Okay honest question, how the hell does the Senate impeach a judge when they were involved in the aforementioned cover up that was part of the perjury?

If the Democrats take control of the Senate, McConnell loses much of his power over the Republican caucus. The minority leader has a harder time controlling his/her caucus because he/she can’t decide what bills are brought up. McConnell has wielded his power amazingly well (not for good purposes, obviously, but in a ruthless Machiavellian way of consolidating more and more power for its own sake), but if he loses it, there’s no reason to believe more “moderate” Republicans will continue with his gamesmanship (especially those up in 2020 in bluer/purpler states). Hell, if they lose the majority, he’ll likely be challenged as the caucus leader, assuming his geriatric ass sticks around.

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Hecuba's daughter  Oct 1, 2018 • 4:26:36pm

re: #190 Big Beautiful Door

There are several R incumbents in California in trouble, but the indicted one isn’t.

Until the election, we don’t know who is in real trouble and who isn’t. Three weeks before the NY primary, a poll showed Joe Crowley leading AOC by 36%. The unexpected happens — especially in low turnout elections like primaries and off-year general elections.

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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Oct 1, 2018 • 4:29:45pm

DemocRat Party is the Party of Crime. Jeezus.

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gocart mozart  Oct 1, 2018 • 4:35:36pm

UB40 - Red Red Wine

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BeachDem  Oct 1, 2018 • 5:49:34pm

re: #145 Charles Johnson

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retired cynic  Oct 1, 2018 • 7:11:14pm

re: #233 Ace Rothstein

I’m such a child for laughing at this.

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GAHHHHHH!!!!!

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Khal Wimpo (the extinguisher of tiki torches)  Oct 2, 2018 • 5:59:59pm

So I see Kristy Swanson has come out as full-on MAGA troll. thedailybeast.com

Kristy Swanson has more than a few … skeletons in her closet, shall we say?

Kristy should be very, very careful.

There are a LOT of skeletons in her closet.

There are also tapes.

She used to call my friend up while they were working on a movie together, and leave incoherent, howling messages on his voicemail box until it filled up. Day after day.

Even Charlie Sheen (who she was on the movie with) used to describe her as “Batshit crazy.”


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