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    With all the constant Trump noise, it's sometimes easy to forget how much I hated past GOP things, like the whole Starr investigation.



    Fuck this guy. Fuck this guy sideways.

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    Is this just me or does this guy seem to be so much worse than Gorsuch?

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    It isn't you. He also has quite the punchable face. This guy is poison. And we're going to be stuck with him for 40 years.

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    It's insane that he'll get on the court. Absolutely insane. I am so angry over this. It's not just the new assholes on the Supreme Court. The GOP have filled vacancies at unprecedented rates, at all levels of the courts. It was a successful takeover and there is NO coming back from this. *plays Rolling in the Deep*

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    Far, far worse. This guy was selected with the express purpose of letting Donald off the hook when he's impeached.

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    I wonder if this is anything

    Senate Democrats Have Referred A Secret Letter About Brett Kavanaugh To The FBI

    The contents of the letter have been closely guarded by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, as well as California Rep. Anna Eshoo, who originally received the letter and shared it with Feinstein, according to sources familiar with the matter. But whispers of what it contains have made the rounds across Capitol Hill over the past week.
    It refers to an Intercept report that says

    The woman who is the subject of the letter is now being represented by Debra Katz, a whistleblower attorney who works with #MeToo survivors. Joseph Abboud, an attorney at Katz’s firm, said that the firm was declining to comment. Emma Crisci, a spokesperson for Eshoo, declined to comment on the letter her office sent to Feinstein, saying that the office has a confidentiality policy when it comes to constituent casework. A spokesperson for Feinstein did not respond to requests for comment.
    So I don't know why something he may or may not have done or witnessed in HS would involve both MeToo and the FBI and why Feinstein is keeping it so hush hush. It's weird.

    eta: and as I hit post, it has come out that the vote has been delayed a week.

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    I don't wonder about this. This is definitely something. If it were innocent, it wouldn't be lied about

    The Many Mysteries of Brett Kavanaugh’s Finances
    Who made the down payment on his house? How did he come up with $92,000 in country club fees?


    Before President Donald Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, he had a lot of debt. In May 2017, he reported owing between $60,004 and $200,000 on three credit cards and a loan against his retirement account. By the time Trump nominated him to the high court in July 2018, those debts had vanished. Overall, his reported income and assets didn’t seem sufficient to pay off all that debt while maintaining his upper-class lifestyle: an expensive house in an exclusive suburban neighborhood, two kids in a $10,500-a-year private school, and a membership in a posh country club reported to charge $92,000 in initiation fees. His financial disclosure forms have raised more questions than they’ve answered, leading to speculation about whether he’s had a private benefactor and what sorts of conflicts that relationship might entail.

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    Whitehouse wanted to know why. He wrote, “The value of assets reportedly maintained in your ‘Bank of America Accounts’ in the years before, during, and after this purchase never decreased, indicating that funds used to pay the down payment and secure this home did not come from these accounts. Did you receive financial assistance in order to purchase this home?”

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    Other questions from Whitehouse addressed Kavanaugh’s unusual debt history. Not long after Trump nominated him, the Washington Post reported that since joining the DC Circuit Court of Appeals as a judge in 2006, Kavanaugh had run up a significant amount of debt that often appeared to exceed the value of his cash and investment assets. His debts on three credit cards as well as a loan against his retirement account totaled between $60,000 to $200,000 in 2016, according to his financial disclosure forms. The next year, his debts vanished. When he appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week for his confirmation hearing, his financial disclosure form listed no liabilities aside from his $815,000 mortgage. His disclosures don’t show any large financial gifts, outside income, or even a gambling windfall, as Sotomayor’s had when she hit the jackpot at a Florida casino in 2008 and won $8,283.

    The White House didn’t fully address how Kavanaugh managed to incur all that debt and then pay it off in a matter of months on his federal judge’s salary of $220,600 a year.

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    Whitehouse was looking for a better answer as to how a man who has spent most of his professional life working in public service managed to pay off so much debt so quickly without draining his other savings accounts.

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    These are definitely both Things. I didn’t guess Thing One was a #MeToo Thing, but I’m only mildly surprised. The more we learn about this guy, the more he seems like a rather spectacular piece of shit.
    At my core, I think we're gonna be OK.

    Barack Hussein Obama

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    The GOP senators put out a letter from other women he went to HS saying he didn't do this to them (because that makes it impossible he did it to someone else somehow). Which means they knew about this before the Dems "leaked" the story. I say "leaked" because they couldn't leak it but they leaked that there was something *to* leak and reporters sniffed it out.

    I wonder if this was part of the reason McConnell was hesitant about his nomination to Trump. I wonder if McConnell was playing a long game here. If Kavanaugh gets confirmed, great. He'll vote how the GOP would want. If he gets eviscerated in the confirmation process, then it's a very expensive PR lesson that Trump needed to learn: Don't fuck with Mitch. 'Cause if Kavanaugh backs out, it makes Trump look bad, not McConnell and the Senate. They only look bad if they actually vote for him.

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    I can't imagine why people are so frustrated with Dem. leadership... Oh, wait!
    Sources close to Feinstein say she was acting out of concern for the privacy of the woman. But The New Yorker reports that Feinstein “conveyed to other Democratic members’ offices that the incident was too distant in the past to merit public discussion, and that Feinstein had ‘taken care of it.’” She also thought Democrats should focus on legal issues with Kavanaugh, rather than personal ones.
    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry...b04d32ebf7dedf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea View Post
    I can't imagine why people are so frustrated with Dem. leadership... Oh, wait!
    I don't know what to think.



    Is this the right take? That Feinstein was trying to keep the victim's privacy intact? Or does she not care or think it's relevant because it was a long time ago? Everyone is going to now be leaking stuff and making themselves out to be the true hero and it's going to be hard to identify if things happened for good (if incorrect) reasons or completely in bad faith.

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    All I know is that DC is a cesspool and even the ones who are trying to WORK and fight the good fight can't win. The irony of the GOP claiming to be draining the swamp, "taking it back" and "making America great again" is that THEY are the worst offenders.

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    All right. I previously said the GOP got women he went to HS with to say he didn't rape them, but that wasn't exactly correct. He went to an all male school. There were no female classmates. So where did this women come from? Nearby schools? Sisters of classmates?

    I'm in my HS's class facebook group. We graduated almost 300 kids. We've had a lot of deaths, a lot of people not on facebook, a lot of people who aren't aware of the group. There are 131 of us in the group (and some are the spouses of classmates, and I'm quite sure a few are a year above or below). Half are probably female. That's 65. That would mean if one of the dudes in our class said "hey ladies, I know it's last minute but can you put your name on something that says I didn't rape you back in the day, that'd be great," he'd have to get every single one of us to sign it. And I'm younger than Kavanaugh and I worked extensively on senior class projects. In the intervening years, I don't know who these fucking people are and text my hs bff all the time to be like " who *is" this person?" and she has to jog my memory. So... 65 women who DID NOT GO TO SCHOOL WITH HIM all remember him all these years later? When I did go to a co-ed school more recently and can't remember these people? Granted, some people remember people better, but we're not talking about one or two or ten. We're talking SIXTY-FUCKING-FIVE. Who didn't share a locker with him. Didn't have lunch period. Didn't dissect a frog together, skip math and go smoke behind shop.

    One of the people who signed is Brit Hume's daughter. Come fucking on.

    Anyway, what inspired this late-night rant was this tweet


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    I know polygraphs aren't 100% reliable. I don't know if they're even 50%. But she also has a therapist's notes from 2012. She didn't just bring it up for the first time now (and so what if she did) and she tried to stay anonymous, meaning she wasn't in it for the publicity.

    Not that I personally doubted her for a second.

    The ONLY fucking person happy this week is probably Clarence Thomas. He probably sent him an edible arrangements with a "thanks for being worse than me" note.

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    100% predictable and 5000% disgusting:

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