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sd-wineaux posted:
billhike posted:

PSA for those who forgot what 50 degrees and drizzle feels like - it sucks ass.

You’re welcome.

Worse than someone saying your name for the last time?

Perspective, Bill. Perspective. Of course, when your best alternative perspective is from six feet under then your current perspective sucks ass.

Now that I'm on the wrong side of 50, I prefer to ignore thoughts of death. 

The FBI will be interviewing Judge Kavanaugh's classmate, Professor Charles Ludington of N.C. State University.  He is a history professor, who writes and lectures extensively on the history of wine, in particular, the influence of the British and the Irish on Bordeaux.  He's written numerous articles and given many talks at conferences on various topics relating to wine. You can look him up easily on the internet.

his cv lists:
“From the West Country to the World: A Global History of Cheddar Cheese,” Britain and the World Conference, Austin, TX, April 4, 2015
 “Terroir or not Terroir: A Global History of Cheddar Cheese,” American Society of Environmental History, Annual Conference, Washington DC, March 21, 2015
 I bet he really packed them in with the lectures on cheddar cheese.
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irwin posted:

we should not be analyzing this in terms of guilt or innocence.  This is not a criminal proceeding.  If charges had been filed immediately after this incident took place (if indeed it did) since Judge kavanaugh was a minor at the time, it would likely have been dealt with in our juvenile court, where the issue is not termed "guilt or innocence".

The questions are (supposed to be) these:

1) Does this guy have the professional experience, intelligence, and exposure to the Supreme Court and its tasks and functions to serve on that court?  (for sure he does)

2) Are his views of the law so wacky and out of the mainstream that he should be rejected, or are they more normative? (They are normative)

3) The last....Does he possess the requisite moral character to serve in this position?  Personally, even if as a high school student or college kid he did some awful things, it seems that in the last 33 or so years he's been ok.  I think back to some of the things I did when I was young and stupid (as opposed to now, when I am old and stupid).  On balance, I'd be likely, if I were in the Senate, to give him a pass and vote for him.

But, now, based on the strident positions of both sides, there is a fourth question. An inappropriate one, in my view, and that is:  How would voting for or against the confirmation affect my political future?  The US Senators, who in general have backbones not unlike your average jellyfish, will vote solely on the basis of this 4th question.

In the movie about Justice ginsburg, Orrin Hatch said that he disagreed with her opinions on things, but that she was qualified, and hence he voted for her.  But this type of civility is gone.  Where are the Jeffersons and the Washingtons?  They are not in politics, they are in the NFL.




Well, I've changed my mind. Kavanaugh lied to the committee under oath. News is out about a bar fight in which he engaged while at Yale.  There is a police report, witnesses. 

He should not be confirmed and, indeed, should be zapped off the appellate court. We have plenty of lying in court. We don't need a judge who is a liar. 

President Clinton lied in a deposition. He was disbarred. Should have been prosecuted. Same fate should await Kavanaugh.

mneeley490 posted:
irwin posted:
g-man posted:

i like beer.

If the S. Ct. thing doesn't work out, I think I can identify someone who could get a gig doing commercials for beer.

Tastes great!

Less filling!

Tastes great!!

Less filling!!


Ahhhh! Get that away from my face!


Looks like it worked out.  What a great weekend that this mob of losers was defeated and the Democratic Party in general.  Their tactics are digusting and good for Senator Graham for saying so in the hearings.  

A feel of lightness and truth has presided.  Next about looking into Keith Ellison...bye Keith.  Just like Orin Hatch did to the protester outside the elevator! Good for him too.

No need to refute stupidity.  When you type "truth has presided", that's all we need to know that you truly are dumber than you look.  

If you interviewed Bart O'Kavanaugh for a job at McDonald's, you wouldn't hire him if he'd replicated the lies and behavior that he presented before the entire world.  

Actually I take that back.  You probably would be dumb enough to do so, as long as he proclaimed his partisan mindset fit yours.

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