I remain wholly unconvinced that facts actually matter in the Ford/Kavanaugh thing, and that because Kavanaugh is going to overturn Roe, gut unions, gut environmental law, stick it to the gays and minorities and the non-Christians, and basically serve as a party apparatchik for 30 years, the Republicans are going to confirm him no matter what. However, if they did, Brett’s own calendar would sink his ass:
Much of Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony Tuesday focused on calendars he kept in the summer of 1982, where he detailed a few months that consisted mostly of hanging out with friends and sports camps and, Kavanaugh pointed out, few weekends spent in the Washington area as he traveled to the beach and other summer destinations. He insisted that his calendars proved he could not have been present at a gathering like the one described by accuser Christine Blasey Ford—a small group of friends drinking at a house when no parents were home.* Kavanaugh maintained that he recorded all his social engagements and that no entry on his calendar matches the vague outlines of the get-together Ford detailed. But one entry shows that he went “to Timmy’s for skis w/Judge, Tom, PJ, Bernie, Squi.”
To be honest, I’m having trouble thinking of a time in this country when the facts did matter. This is very depressing.
Nothing matters but turning this country into an oligarchy like Russia, but with better weather. The rest of us are disposable.
Le Comte de Monte Cristo, fka Edmund Dantes
What our future is going to look like
A Ghost To Most
Facts don’t matter to fascists.
Only power matters.
This morning I checked a thread I was commenting on last night and found this.
Seems a bit over the line,
Is this sort of thing allowed
It seemed clear from the start that all the evidence in the world against Kavanaugh was never going to matter to Republicans, because he was meant to be another Justice in their pocket. They desperately want that. They have been unhappy that despite the conservative majority in SCOTUS, some high-profile rulings in recent years have still not gone their way. I think they also fear that if the Special Counsel succeeds in getting Trump indicted, a conviction is pretty much certain and so is the party’s downfall
Interestingly, they cut off the token woman when she started asking questions about July 1.
He is so god damn dirty and it’s virtually impossible to impeach and remove someone who doesn’t want to be removed, especially with state media.
@Le Comte de Monte Cristo, fka Edmund Dantes:
Jesus I’m going to be taking the bus to Canada to buy birth control in this crazy timeline.
Of course it is. That’s actually mild language by Balloon Juice standards: only one profanity was used. Are you a newbie here or something?
So who’s going to Zillow Timmy’s house?
Could tribal governments set up contraception and abortion clinics on tribal lands the way they did with casinos?
Is it mourning in America yet?
@Bostonian: And I answer myself: Julie Pigois will:
Timmy is Timothy Gaudette. Linked In lists 507 Azalea Dr Rockville MD 20850 as an old residence. That’s a 2 story townhouse with an attic.
You think the one bathroom is at the top of the stairs?
I’d love to see the Democrats make this a prime campaign issue. Maybe even reprise the Access Hollywood tape, the 15 women who accused him and remind the American voters the president openly bragged about committing sexual assault. It probably would hurt them with white males, but they are a lost cause at this point (full disclosure, I am a white male).
I am just afraid this will not be a net negative for Republicans.
Enhanced Voting Techniques
I didn’t watch but they said that’s when Graham went into his rant to shut that questioning down.
I can deal with profanity and have.
I think a line should be drawn on die in a fire.
In brighter news, today flowers were strewn on the steps of the Supreme Court in support of Dr. Ford.
Ceci n est pas mon nym
Unplugged last night. Still unplugged this morning. It makes me physically ill to think about him being confirmed or to hear any part of his performance yesterday.
What is getting me through was this realization, based on a bet here among the BJ regulars to donate to Planned Parenthood if he wins, and if he loses. So the thought is this: whatever the outcome, we still have all the same fights to fight. We will see what world we live in this afternoon, and we will carry on the fights in that world.
I tell you what though, I’m donating the hell out of congressional and local races around the country, as many as the front pagers or jackals can identify. Starting with (more to) Emily’s List.
@SenyorDave: 53% of white women did not care about the Acess Hollywood tape then the question is do they care more now? To be quite honest, I don’t trust that they do
Either change your name on a regular basis, pick a more generic pseudonym, or stop being such a mendacious little shit. If you don’t want to do any of those things don’t expect people to magically forget who you are just because you’ve been gone for a few days.
@Enhanced Voting Techniques: they all knew he did it and where the pressure points were.
And then they laughed about it when they were done. If they steal this next election they’ll be lucky just to get yelled at in restaurants.
Ceci n est pas mon nym
While unplugged, we saw a great movie last night, “The Wife” with Glenn Close as the wife of a pompous ass awarded the Nobrl Prize in Literature. Lots of fuel for thought and conversation, which we’ve been alternating /intermingling with Kavanaugh conversation.
The shot of the Nobel winners on stage looks a lot like the Republican Judiciary Committee, if you know what I mean.
Half the country didn’t care in 2016, the question is do they care more now. I think they do, at least until Democrats are back in power and have started fixing things, in which case they’ll stop caring and let the GOP wreck everything again. But we’re good until 2022, probably.
Enhanced Voting Techniques
@SenyorDave: Give you an idea of the mental gymnastics of the conservative mind – in the on line game I run one conservative woman felt she need to chickspalin the whole situation to me out of the blue about how she was rapped, that made her expert and it was all so awful and bothsides, so awful. I asked didn’t she think a drunk rage addict was in itself to enough to sink this dork, she didn’t have a talking point programed in for that question. Facts don’t matter to conservatives because they don’t think.
“Facts don’t matter when it comes to keeping privileged white men in power” — African American proverb
“what they said above…” — 47% of white women (don’t confuse us with THAT 53%)
Ceci n est pas mon nym
@Ceci n est pas mon nym: “The Wife” is also relevant to the current climate because issues of pervasive sexism and the choices women make are central to the movie.
@Chyron HR: well def find out in November, but little trust I had left (which was admittedly not much) in 1/2 of the country doing the right thing completely evaporated in 2016 and nothing so far has convinced me to trust em since
@Amir Khalid: Bullshit Amir. Yeah this place can get heated at time, especially the last couple days, but there havebrdn a couple of lurkers, unknowns (probsbly trolls), and regulars crossing the line into malicious. There was no bloody reason for people to lash out at oldgold like they did. I’ve had to pie filter people I never imagined I’d have to just to keep my blood pressure down.
I swear, trying to comment from my phone makes me consider selling my first borne for an edit button.
Dorothy A. Winsor
You all move too fast for me. I’m upping this from the previous thread.
After yesterday’s consequential awfulness, I feel almost silly doing this, but THE WIND READER is officially released today. Or maybe you want to read about a boy who believes in honor and regrets it when he fails to live up to it, about two boys and a girl who look out for one another. Nobody brags about being an alumnus of a girl.
It’s on Amazon
And other places online.
Below I said I would probably repeat some version of this later today. I just didn’t know it would be so soon. My apologies. My publisher has been good to me and I don’t want to let them down.
@Le Comte de Monte Cristo, fka Edmund Dantes: If Kavanaugh gets on the bench, it’s not just Abortion — drug-store Contraception is GONE. He’s already tipped his hand, with that “Abortion-Inducing Drugs” comment. And neither will be a flat-out ban, not at first — just piece-by-piece, boil-the-frog horrorshow for women who can’t afford to fly overseas for what they need.
One of the most terrifying and frustrating things has been how deeply the Anti-abortion forces have hidden their absolute rage against any kind of contraception. It wasn’t until I worked in college for pro-choice groups, and read a LOT of backstory, that I came to understand the importance of Griswold, and how many forces were arrayed against it at the time.
And kept being so, until the (roughly) mid-80s (at least from the comments I found, and review) . At that point the vocab they spewed was so much about Abortion that they were able to just hide away their disdain to take what was then the moral high ground. And now it’s coming back, wrapped in “religious freedom” BS that actually too many think is real.
I shudder to think what will happen if someone so beholden to these assholes gets on the bench, esp. now that we’ve seen his true stripes.
And they may succeed to a point…but if the Right keeps pushing and pushing and completely blowing off the peaceful political process…the end result will be an actual civil war. And not like the war of rebellion that we call the civil war…but a real, honest to goodness armed conflict for control of a single country. And no one will win. It will be one of the most horrible wars of all time and we will probably nuke ourselves in the process. The GOP is going down a very dark road but they haven’t thought it all the way through. I’m glad I’m old and childless.
Oh, Kavanaugh didn’t want “the facts”. If he did he would have called some of his witnesses. Instead he read their affidavits aloud and completely misrepresented what they said. They have him dead to rights on lying – over and over and over- and they’re installing him anyway. They admire low quality people. They promote them.
Trump freed up the entire GOP to just lie all the time. Each person will be lower quality than the one before because now it’s systemic. It broke thru and it’s system-wide, just like it would in a workplace or other large organization.
You cannot have low quality at the top and quality below. That isn’t how it works. It’ll hold up for a while but there will be turnover and the new people will be worse than the ones who leave. We saw this in action- they went from Trump to almost putting a child molester in the US Senate. It’s an organizational, systemic rot. The most radical never Trumpers are right- they gotta start over.
@lamh36: Ain’t that the truth. Living in a bright red state has made me very aware that a lot of people are dumber than stumps.
@Le Comte de Monte Cristo, fka Edmund Dantes: California had one of the highest teenage pregnancy rates in the country. It decided to give up abstinence only funding from the feds and instead provide real sex education and free contraceptives to teens. Now California has one of the lowest teen pregnancy rates.
I’m convinced that teaching children the truth about sex, desire, and reproduction is better than misteaching them that God says only “sluts” “do it” while they have free access to abusive, on-line pornography. I’m one of those unprincipled, godless liberals, though.
The GOP keeps telling us who they really are, and rubbing it in our faces so that we can’t miss the point.
Yesterday, Judge Whiny McTantrum went unhinged, yelling and crying at the same time, embraced blatantly partisan conspiracy theories, and demonstrated the sort of naked cruelty in his response to Sen. Klobuchar that made his accusers’ accounts that much more plausible.
And the Republican Party thought he was great.
That’s who they are.
Here’s a good reason why Trump & Rep want Kavanaugh on the court in October. This is on the docket.
@Le Comte de Monte Cristo, fka Edmund Dantes: I just googled the one outside of Atlanta and the first thing that comes up is abortion services. I already used up my daily allotment of swear words screaming at the TV and I have no more f.ks to give.
I sure hope that Roberts ends up being the moderate on the court.
@Enhanced Voting Techniques: Yup. It’s all lizard brain with them, and that’s how they like it.
Drum had a post yesterday where he said something like “Republicans are genuinely outraged”. No, they’re not and he knows they’re not. Graham just cranked it up to 11 yesterday because he knows that Kavanaugh lost on the merits, that he’s an obvious drunk and political hack and a liar and a horrible person. He had to change the conversation from what everyone could see with their own lying eyes to extreme butt-hurt that OMG the women were being mean.
It’s their usual performance art.
It’s what they do. Not because they are genuinely upset about something, but because they know it’s the only way they can win.
Drum knows this.
Here’s hoping it doesn’t work this time. And if it does, it’s the last time because they’ll all be voted out of office at the next available opportunity.
39 days to go!!
@oldgold: We routinely invite people to go fuck themselves with rusty chainsaws, so…
I don’t know what his deal is with you. I hate it when regulars fight. If there’s someone I can’t abide, I put them in the filter so I don’t engage. Except for trentrunner. That little ratfucker gets the rusty chainsaw every time I see him.
Unless they lose Collins but gains Manchin…then Kavanaugh is confirmed thanks to one lone Dem going against the party…Yay!
is there another Dem along w/ Manchin than can negate Murkowski?
@Dorothy A. Winsor:
I had pre-ordered it, and sure enough, there it is awaiting me in my iPhone’s Kindle app! Looking forward to reading it.
@Woodrow/Asim: Religious freedom only means that the anti abortion forces are free to force their religion down our throats. They, have the truth and we are basically heathen scum.
Comic book version?
This also seems a little rain on your wedding day.
@Chyron HR: save your damn dogpiling for Twitter or step aside and punch a pillow. Your vitriolic attacks against other people here are a fucking distraction.
Ugh…it’s high time someone dropped kicked some oppo on Lindsey Graham POS azz!
@Bobby Thomson: I’d offer a reply Bobby, but I don’t have a clue what you’re talking about. Care to enlighten?
I’m not convinced. He always has seemed willfully naive and stupid in his views of Republicans. The alternative is that he acts in horrible bad faith.
@debit: I’m going to add that I don’t pick sides. I’m not here enough to know who said or started what. I can only judge people by how they treat me and by behavior I personally witness. as it happens.
Phoned the DC offices of Flake, Manchin, Collins, and Murkowski this morning. Was able to leave a v/m for Flake. Manchin’s and Murkowski’s lines were busy and I’ll call them again in a little while. Suzie Q’s mailbox was full, which I take as a good sign.
@oldgold: Um, just so you are aware, the site store has sold items including the available tagline “DIAF” – as in Die In A Fire. It’s not an uncommon pejorative around these parts.
Just… Wow. I suppose he’s warming up to “ignore her, she’s just a crazy hysterical woman” next?
Are you not aware of all internet traditions? I have tea every evening in my Tunch Die in a Fire mug. Why, ’round here, that’s practically a term of endearment.
@PenAndKey: meaning as best as I can tell you started commenting this month.
Cheryl from Maryland
@Dorothy A. Winsor: Thanks for the reminder. And congratulations. I just purchased your book and look forward to reading it AFTER I finish “Wizard of the Pigeons” by Megan Lindholm (AKA Robin Hobb).
I’m intrigued by your premise as I used to fiddle around with Tarot cards — I stopped over 15 years ago when I predicted a friend had a troubled man in her life (and she did – she had started divorce proceedings but had told no one). We both were creeped out. Started up again this past summer as my godson asked for a reading, which fortunately wasn’t so dramatic. Now I’m watching the Hulu original show “Shut Eye,” where a bonk on the head leads a psychic to have true visions and readings.
cranky buncha motherfuckers
@lamh36: As they say, ‘a live boy or a dead girl.’
@raven: As we say in MInnesota, everyone’s a little bit owly.
@raven: Indeed and fuck LBJ for good measure.
@Bostonian: No, everyone knows he’s gay. There’s either a humiliating picture or recording.
@Mike R: Fuckin A!
Her mailbox is always full and it pisses me off. We used to be able to call and talk to humans but that is rarely an option now. Calls almost always go to a menu where voicemail is the only option.
Dorothy A. Winsor
@Juice Box: I used to think CA was ungovernable. Then Ds took control and it turned out they could govern it just fine. Both sides are not equally mean, stupid, and incompetent.
@SiubhanDuinne: Thank you. :-)
The Supreme Court of the Republic of Gilead? Where rape is routine, and then women are required to bear the children of their rapists. Where reliable information about sexuality and reproductive biology is buried under hypocritical “Christian” blither. Where contraceptives are the new controlled substances.
On the other hand, it seems entirely possible that Brett Kavanaugh will be indicted and convicted. If Julie Swetnick’s allegations are true – and they are plausible –, Kavanaugh and Judge committed crimes worse than simple rape – drugging women and turning them out as gang rape victims. That may have been been what Kavanaugh and Judge planned for Dr. Ford.
And I wonder if they made money at it. That would make a lot of sense of Kavanaugh’s odd finances.
I know this is revolution talk, but in my opinion it’s true. This is isn’t on Trump. This is a failure of elites. Some of the most prestigious and powerful people in this country vouched for this guy and he is a liar.
He never should have gotten this far. We need to examine what exactly we value and why in God’s name we keep taking advice from “our betters” when they are consistently lousy judges of character.
I’ll tell you something else. I’d bet my mortgage that he cheated in school. Find someone ethical at one of those schools and look into it. Low performing kids don’t cheat. Kids like Kavanaugh cheat- kids who think they are entitled to a good grade.
The lying he has done for the last two weeks isn’t a one-off. It bled into other areas, and judging by his nutty bragging about his grades from 100 years ago, that’s where it bled. THAT’S what he values- the letter by his name.
Let’s clean house and examine just exactly how we ended up with a completely dishonest person in some of the most powerful positions in the country. He didn’t get there alone. He had help.
I don’t know what’s funnier, that someone followed me here from Twitter with a grudge, or that I somehow gained an archnemesis from tweeting “I like anime tiddy.”
I was tied up all yesterday in a meeting and last night too, so missed the hearing. Anyway, just watched the Lindsey rant and it’s funny because he goes to the American Bar Association (“the gold standard”) comments on what a good person Rapey is. Yet this morning, the ABA is calling for the FBI investigation.
@Le Comte de Monte Cristo, fka Edmund Dantes:
We are going to reach a point where we will have to find ways to smuggle in birth control or something, aren’t we? I fear for my daughter.
Dorothy A. Winsor
@Cheryl from Maryland: I haven’t read any of her Lindholm books. I loved Fitz and the Fool, but eventually, Hobb wore me out because she let herself go on and on. I should try Lindholm. A friend of mine is big fan.
I’m seeing this too
I presume “skis” is short for “brewskis,” i.e. beer. Why would a teenager note that he’s going over to drink at a friend’s house on his calendar? That’s weird. Also, Ford suggested in her testimony that the party she attended was less a planned event and more of what she called a “spur of the moment” thing one afternoon after the kids were swimming at the country club.
I guess the first test will be the Committee vote coming up shortly.
Enhanced Voting Techniques
Not even sure they like it or they like the rage. It’s more like an addiction to them. A doctor told me that adrenaline turns to poison in the blood if not used so that’s why people feel sick after a fight. I think that why these winger types are in that constatn stage of rage because calming down is to painful.
So the AN A is calling for a suspension. Think that’ll slow down the Republican juggernaut?
Tried calling Donnelly (and I never call any of my people on anything) on two numbers, both are busy. I can’t imagine WTF he’s thinking about voting for Rapey.
@Bobby Thomson: I’ve been here since just before Shaivo made the news and pretty much stopped commenting when the broken, comment-less mobile theme was installed. It’s hardly a coincidence I finally stopped lurking and started commenting again as soon as the mobile theme was scrapped. And, hell, I’d love to use my old nym but at this point I don’t even remember it. Sue me.
A Ghost To Most
@raven: Praise from our role model!
@Luciamia: Nope, not at all. I honestly think the only chance we have of stopping this train wreck is for “moderates” growing a spine.
I’m putting my chips on a wave in November, but if that doesn’t work I’ve got friends in Canada I’ll have to get in touch with.
@Woodrow/Asim: The thing I find interesting about Kavanaugh and the birth control pill abortion inducing comment is that he is from a devout catholic family and he’s an only child, born around the time the birth control pill became available. I am from a catholic family and I am one of five children. The last child My parents had was my brother, born in 1964, just before Griswald. No more children after that. Kavanaugh and his wife only have two children, both daughters. Given the catholic background, why aren’t there more? just an observation.
@jonas: Perhaps said dim-witted teenager was convinced his SEEKRIT KODE would never be broken.
BC in Illinois
It’s intriguing to see that Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, is a Kamala Harris fan:
Here was her comment on the proceedings yesterday:
I’m just venting and it doesn’t matter, but this was big for me. I’m always slow off the mark but it hit me when Ford testified and they broke and the Great Man came in and started bellowing at us and… she disappeared. It was like she had never been there, never said anything. She is a very strong person. What chance do the rest of us have against that kind of entrenched power? His presence obliterated her. All he had to do was show up. They erased her.
Doug Jones is a no in Kavanaugh…red state Senator…I’m sure he’ll eventually have a fight when he comes back up for re-election, but he is standing by conviction instead of whoever it is Manchin might be standing on.
And yes, I know his election is up next, but still Jones is a red state Senator who state voted overwhelmingly for Chump and yet he’s still voting no
The Moar You Know
ALL irrelevant. He committed perjury over a hundred times yesterday alone. The GOP does not care. He was drunk at his own hearing. They don’t care. He is manifestly unfit for employment in any capacity whatsoever. They don’t care. He is a clear danger to his wife and kids. They do not care. Stop playing gotcha with inconsistencies in his testimony, his entire performance yesterday should have ended with him being hauled out by the Capitol Police in a straitjacket. The GOP doesn’t not care. This is down to two GOP senators doing the right thing. We shall see. But picking apart his testimony is an utter waste of time and energy. It was all lies.
Wow, watching MSNBC, and one of the usual Republican partisan women just broke down in tears. I think if they push this nomination through to confirmation, they’re going to have more of a problem than they think.
Had an unfortunate revelation this morning, which in retrospect should have been obvious. A Facebook ‘friend’ from HS shared a meme mocking the fact that Dr. Blasey Ford’s assault took place in the 80’s. The belated revelation was that this was just fine with the creator of the meme and those sharing it. They were perfectly happy to validate the way things were back then, and are clearly uncomfortable with the slow growth in society in the interim. I didn’t see this particular ‘friend’ much after sophomore year since she was on the vocational track and attending a different school her last two years, but knowing the environment we came from I am fairly sure she received regular harassment, if not worse. Yet she seems comfortable today reinforcing that behavior. I find that deeply depressing.
My husband is pissed at Manchin. It is cowardly. At the end of the day he’s a coward. We live in a very Red area so he’s familiar with being in a political minority but at some point you stand up, or why bother?
You wonder why they want these seats when they have to give everything up to keep them. Isn’t it kind of a contradiction? To seek all this power and then fold on everything that matters?
I do think many women are not going to stand for this. I suspect there are a lot of white suburban soccer moms who are remembering their high school experiences and going fk the Republican fkers.
And what do we tell young men? I mean, “Don’t rape,” sure. That’s obvious, but it has been obvious for centuries. Do we say “Women are going to look at you and see the face of their oppressors. You are going to have to fight for the rest of your lives to overcome that?”
@debit: or some evidence that shows a too young male.
Well, we’ll find out soon enough why they wanted this particular low quality hire so desperately. He’s got his marching orders.
Another institution crumbles and is completely discredited Oh, well. So much for that.
Le Comte de Monte Cristo, fka Edmund Dantes
Weirdly, over the past two years, we’ve seen no Anonymous or Wikileaks intrusions on the political operations or personal email accounts of our domestic right wing movements.
Just wanted to throw that out there about our valiant People’s Transparency Heroes…
@Juju: they have really good rhythm*??
* which should be the brand name of a birth control pill. free idea for any investors out there!!! “Why yes Father O’Touchy, I use the rhythm method!”
oh and he’s getting trashed in the responses from Alamaba conservatives.
@The Moar You Know: They don’t care is right, at least about intergrity and honesty. Power is all they care about, forcing the agenda and cementing themselves as the rulers of a thousand year regime. What is the German word, Reich that is what they want a thousand year Reich.
@Kay: The help he had is white male privilege. It really seems to work. Ask George W Bush.
@Raven Onthill: we did not have kids, but if I had a son I’d tell them “never have sex with someone who does not want it as much as you do, and who makes that clear. You can play the coy “convince me” game when you’re in a committed relationship and trust each other. Until then, anything not an enthused YES is a NO.”
@Le Comte de Monte Cristo, fka Edmund Dantes: Anonymous has attacked some right-wing groups, most notably the Klan. In its early years Wikileaks also attacked conservative conduct, notably conservative militarism, but they have been silent for a long time.
“The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power, pure power.”
Damn, I wish we had an edit button again. Left off a quote.
“Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power”
I wonder if a ban on drug store contraception would include condoms.
The Moar You Know
@oldgold: yes, it is, and I fully agree with the sentiment and the reasoning. You have been trolling here for months and I for one am very tired of your retreat into feigned stupidity when called out on it.
@satby: To the Republican donor class we are only useful as consumers and workers, and if we can be replaced by something cheaper, not as workers (which also means the end of us as consumers – so please go some place and die quickly appears to be the ultimate message.) That this terrible man, along with the just as terrible Gorsuch, Alioto, Thomas, and Roberts will be on the Supreme Court for the next 30 years, the rest of my life, is profoundly depressing. Also, at least 4 of these folks would allow Trump to do about anything he wanted as President so we are very close to tyranny.
I know others sometimes mention Penzey’s spices–kind of amazing a business is so political, but when you own the business I guess you can have at it. Anyway, Bill Penzey just sent this interesting comparison:
“The thing about flat-out denying reality is that there’s no stepping back from it. There’s no negotiation afterwards that arrives at some mutually agreeable spot. Once you choose the Lance Armstrong approach, once you choose to attack those just doing their job by exposing your crimes, you’ve started a timer that, when it goes ding, means you are done. To go the full Lance is to understand that all there is ahead for you is lifetime suspension.
Republicans are now on an end of days run. All there is left for them is to do as much damage as they can, to the benefit of their benefactors, before time runs out. November 6th is coming soon. Remember.”
@bemused: Quite likely. Condoms could be made prescription-only, and restricted to married couples. This would enormously increase the rates of transmission of STDs, but these people just don’t care; in the end they are pro-death, not pro-life.
@sherparick: Agree completely.
@Luciamia: @Bostonian: No, because the ABA has now been declared a bastion of left-wing radicalism. Senate Republicans scotched soliciting ABA recommendations for judges after being embarrassed by having to vote on several “unqualified” candidates.
@Kay: Kay, a little off topic but I am finding that our blue neighborhood in Cincinnati did NOT receive requests for absentee ballots. The folks I’ve talked to that have received the requests are in heavily red districts.
I went online and printed out some of the request forms, filled them in and mailed them. I gave copies of the form to our neighbors. Is there someplace I can bring this up? Sounds like typical Husted rat fucking.
@lamh36: Did you see that clip of the Trump supporting mom who said helping by men is no big deal. Well her dumb as fuck 18-23 year old daughters were right beside her, nodding. The 53%are always going to be the 53%. Unless & until something bad happens to them.
@debit: it’s more than likely underage.
R’s are outraged that they have to put up with this empathy/fairness nonsense and can’t just do whatever the hellish thing they want without liberals getting in their way.
@Bostonian: Kind of like how all the stuff like “FFFFFF” and “devil’s triangle” in his yearbook profile was code for “Bible study?”
Flake is a yes, the useless git.
and, they should never be forgiven.
Don’t give an inch to these muthaphuckas.
@cintibud: Letter to the editor. Make noise.
@cintibud: Call the ACLU, Let America Vote, MoveOn, President Obama and Eric Holder Democrat Redistricting Org.
@Mary G: Thanks for the suggestions. I just went to Let America vote website and couldn’t see anyplace to report a problem. I’m at work now and don’t have a lot of time to research.
I’m thinking that contacting someplace local might have better results. I think I’ll call the Hamilton County (Cincinnati) board of elections.Maybe try Aftab Purval’s campaign office
@mad citizen: “going full Lance”? I’m totally stealing that one.
@Another Scott: When Drum says Republicans really are angry, I think he is referring to rank-and-file 27% Republicans not Lindsey Graham. Yeah, it is probably true that a bunch of the outrage displayed by the Republican members of the committee yesterday is Kabuki theater, but don’t try to tell me that a most of the anger of regular Republicans, stoked by non-stop Fox/Breitbart/Hannity/etc., isn’t real.
If this is revolution talk, then count me in on your revolution. Because it is God’s truth.
@Ceci n est pas mon nym:
I recently read that and yes, isnt it topical
J R in WV
Couple of things. First, you don’t include what Uncle Cosmo was responding to, but I find that Uncle Cosmo is usually accurate about the facts, so I expect you were trying to use some fraudulent polls to make a dishonest point of your own, which would be typical.
Secondly, not for nothing are those who read and comment here at Balloon-Juice called The Jackals, so, No it doesn’t seem a bit over the line, it seems quite standard procedure. Especially since you make the usual Russian trolls seem reasonable and honest, not to mention brighter than you, as they are being paid the big bucks to attempt to froth us up.
Also, few things are not allowed here by the merciful creator of the blog, and calling a rusty chainsaw a rusty chainsaw is not disallowed. So I would suggest you locate a rusty but functional chainsaw and use it as a masturbatory tool on yourself. Or alternatively, Fuck Off and Die in A Fire! as you have incurred my ire~!!~
Alternative Fax, a hip hop artist from Idaho
@Kay: This is so accurate Kay. he didn’t want facts, he wanted his birthright – to be confirmed without the inconvenience of real questions. It was a job interview and he was offended that he had to be interviewed.
In addition to the serial lies, his temperament on display shows he is entirely unfit for any bench, including those in public parks. Perhaps a sidewalk bench by a bus stop. I was nearly aghast, and totally appalled, that he started with that angry shouty statement and was so belligerent in his answers.
Trump has totally broken the system, along with his enablers.
J R in WV
OK, Mr or Ms PenAndKey – here goes. You have posted something just over 18 comments here ever. That does not give you any authority about the decorum and sensitivity of comments on this blog. If you read many comment threads here you will learn that decorum regarding those who post nasty Republican propaganda is linked to rusty chainsaws inserted in orifices, and has been for over a decade.
Go Skull Fuck a Kitten, ass. Don’t assert ownership of something you are just driving by on the innertube highway!
J R in WV
So PenAndKey is all your fault, then. Nym sounds like he/she wants to be in a sekret club with passwords. Silly guy! He doesn’t even realize that DIAF actually is one of the sekret passwords here. Slow witted fool… wonder if his native language is Russian. Doesn’t seem that fluent in English as spoken ’round here.
@Dorothy A. Winsor: My dear, I will seek out your book after I’ve finished with my research tomes as a sort of palate cleanser. Congratulations to you!
J R in WV
I think it is because after the second time they had sex, Mrs Kavanaugh told him that was all, dear, never again, “you GET SO ANGRY about something!” And being unable to have the natural Catholic release for his vital fluids, he turned to rage instead. “Judge” Kavanaugh is a pathetic angry wurm.
@CliosFanboy: Or the shorter, pithier version, which I apply to a lot of major life decisions:
“If it isn’t ‘Hell, yes’, it’s got to be ‘no’.”
In the video of him being questioned about the entry, when the prosecutor says “look at the July 1st entry,” watch his wife. (Beginning of the video.)
Another intentional lie: in his statement iirc he made a point of ‘establishing’ that any such gathering must have been on a weekend. But none of the the weekends on his calendar showed such a a party! (Made no sense.) Maybe did that because July 1st was a Thursday.
He takes pains to say the calendar also shows a football workout, which he says would have ended at 8, so it was dark. Trying to rule out the time period after the pool closed? dea that it could have happened after the pool closed? on before video
The quality of Kav’s work in this hearing is so flimsy.
(When my partner watched this, he immediately said: teens have code words for some things, like using “football workout” to mean “go drinking.”)
@Amir Khalid: @debit:@The Moar You Know: @J R in WV: Thanks to all those who chimed in. One of the main reasons I abandoned the Great Orange Santa for jus de ballon is the ability to call out fulminating stupidity without being banhammered out to the umpteenth moon of Uranus. (Along with the general high level of knowledge & discourse. Come for the politics, stay for the snark…)
FTR I too tire of “feigned stupidity” but even more of consistent whining, which is all we see from “oldmold”. First the are-we-there-yet infantile complaint “When is Mueller going to indict everyone?” (Answer: When it’s time, you impatient moron!) Now it whimpers for an instantaneous “credible poll” on the Bart O’Kavanaugh hearing, which as I have pointed out is ludicrous – no instant poll will be credible.
As I pointed out in the thread in question:
Feigned or not. IMO “oldmold” contributes nothing here but defeatism & irritation & cordially inviting it to take a long walk off a short pier (for anyone desiring a less bloodthirsty version of FOADIAF) into a vat of red fuming nitric acid (so much for genteel intentions, I guess ;^D) is most certainly in order.
@The Moar You Know:
You’re thinking that people generally recognize lying; they do not. That’s why the ability to lie without remorse confers an advantage in many societies.
This is what fascinated me about Sheldon Whitehouse’s line of questioning about the yearbook; he created an instructional video for teaching people how to recognize Bret Kavinaugh’s lies. The tells are quite obvious in that question/answer session.
Who has the dirt? (Could be more than one entity.)
It’s not clear to me, but the political shift towards obsequiousness towards DJTrump is stark and clear.