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Friday, September 21, 2018

Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND), the GOP Senate nominee, said Friday that giving credence to allegations that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted a young woman when they were teenagers is "absurd."

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I really haven't been trying to assess this issue for the politics of it, but I think the Dems just got handed the Senate. Republican white men just cannot stop themselves from saying completely insensitive things regarding the sexual assault of women.

The only thing surer than death and taxes is that another GOPer will likely join him before Dr. Blasey speaks before the committee.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2018-09-21 07:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

And for the record, Blasey only said that she had a single beer while both Kavanaugh and Judge were "stumbling drunk."

"Paging Tood Akin, Richard Mourdock.... You have a visitor waiting in the loser's lobby"

#2 | Posted by tonyroma at 2018-09-21 07:40 PM | Reply

Todd, though Tood seems appropriate too... 😋

#3 | Posted by tonyroma at 2018-09-21 07:41 PM | Reply

I really haven't been trying to assess this issue for the politics of it,
#1 | POSTED BY TONYROMA

LOL. right.

And for the record, Blasey only said that she had a single beer while both Kavanaugh and Judge were "stumbling drunk."
#2 | POSTED BY TONYROMA

What record? She hasn't testified. We haven't even seen the letter.

"... while both Kavanaugh and Judge were "stumbling drunk.""

When was that determined, Tony? Kavanaugh says he wasn't there, you are asserting he was "stumbling drunk" as though it was fact.

You have a serious problem. of bias.

#4 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-09-21 07:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

No, I quoted what she said, ON THE RECORD, as recorded by the person who wrote the WaPo article. She also passed a polygraph that you seem to ignore.

Words have meanings Sheep. Maybe one day you'll learn that. Go through the dozens of posts I've written since Sunday and see if I've mentioned any political impact of her allegations at all.

I haven't until now because a GOP politician just likely cost himself a Senate seat against a lady that he was leading in the polls.

#5 | Posted by tonyroma at 2018-09-21 07:54 PM | Reply

Kavanaugh has stated that he wasn't there. Tell me, Tony, why isn't that your position?

Why is your position that Kavanaugh was "stumbling drunk", as opposed to "not there"?

#6 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-09-21 07:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Kavanaugh has stated that he wasn't there. Tell me, Tony, why isn't that your position?

My position has been stated multiple times. At present I find her story more plausible than his, especially since she's passed a polygraph and he has never been queried under oath. I've repeated that this is no standard of guilt but it's why I believe a further investigation is necessary. Place all the witnesses under oath. Ask them questions about their behavior in the Summer of 1982. Then we'll have a better picture of who's story is more plausible than the other.

This didn't happen in a vacuum. Kavanaugh's friend and the other accused wrote a non-fiction book about being a blackout drunk as a teenager and names a "Bart O'Kavanugh" as puking in a car and passed out from drunkenness. No one has come forward with any such story about Blasey. These are undisputed facts, not conjectures. Need I continue on to the 100 Keg Club? Kavanaugh left a public record of his teenage drinking. Blasey, not so much.

#7 | Posted by tonyroma at 2018-09-21 08:08 PM | Reply

This didn't happen in a vacuum.
#7 | POSTED BY TONYROMA

Where were you in July 1983, what were you doing, who was there, and prove it.

Remember, you're under oath, and your life is about be destroyed by the internet mob one way or the other.

Go ahead, Tony. Testify.

#8 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-09-21 08:30 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Kavanaugh has stated that he wasn't there."

And Dr. Ford has stated that he was.

Usually, a non-partisan third party investigates. Just not in this case.
Usually, anyone named as an eyewitness is compelled to testify. Just not in this case.
Usually, an investigation precedes lawyers' questions. Just not in this case.
Usually, a Judiciary Committee would be trying to find the truth. Just not in this case.

#9 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-09-21 08:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

sheeple- you're the hypocrite that accused hillary of everything under the sun with zero proof. part of an internet mob, i would say.

Now it's happening to a right winger and your little feelings are hurt.

Bernie voter my ass.

#10 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2018-09-21 08:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Kavanaugh has stated that he wasn't there. Tell me, Tony, why isn't that your position?"

Because Ford passed a polygraph. That gives her words more weight. If Kavennaugh passes one, I'll take his wordwith equal weight in this matter.

#11 | Posted by RevDarko at 2018-09-21 09:39 PM | Reply

What is the mission and purpose of the Keg Club? What's it's organizing principle and reason for being?

#12 | Posted by Zed at 2018-09-21 09:50 PM | Reply

What does the Treasurer of the Keg Club do? Buy beer. Uh, how much beer did Kavannaugh buy for their little mixers.

Come to think of it, he was seventeen, and so all the buying and drinking was illegal.

#13 | Posted by Zed at 2018-09-21 09:54 PM | Reply

"What record? She hasn't testified. We haven't even seen the letter."

The letter was published with the names redacted 5 days ago:

Read the letter Christine Blasey Ford sent accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct

www.cnn.com

#14 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-09-21 10:07 PM | Reply

"These are teenagers who evidently were drunk according to her own, her own statements. They were drunk when it evidently happened ... even by her own accusation. Again, it was supposedly an attempt or something that never went anywhere. So you just have to wonder."

FYI: Underage drinking is against the law, and underage drinking is not a pass for breaking other laws. Underage drinkers who beat up or rob someone don't get a pass. Neither do underage drinkers who get into a car accident and end up killing someone. Underage drinkers who cause damage to someone's property don't get a pass. Why would this man suggest that Underage drinkers should get a pass for sexual assault?

#15 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-09-21 10:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Boys will be boys? As Kavanaugh debate rages, teens are saying some adults still don't get it"

www.msn.com't-get-it/ar-AAArybQ?ocid=spartandhp

#16 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-09-21 10:29 PM | Reply

#16 Working link:

www.washingtonpost.com

#17 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-09-21 10:32 PM | Reply

#WhyIDidntReport takes off on Twitter

www.msn.com

#18 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-09-21 10:36 PM | Reply

You f---ed up, GOP politicians. You have unleashed the whirlwind again. I hope it bites you in the --- come November.

#19 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-09-21 10:39 PM | Reply

Wait, I need to make a few corrections:

You stupid f---ed up, GOP politicians. You have unleashed the whirlwind again. I hope it bites you in the --- hard come November.

Yeah, that feels better.

#20 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-09-21 11:00 PM | Reply

#20 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-09-21 11:0

The november election is going to be one of the most important election that we will have in a long time.

good people must get out and vote and Democrat or Fascism will make huge inroads in the U.S.

#21 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2018-09-22 12:16 AM | Reply

#21 Yes.

#22 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-09-22 12:21 AM | Reply

- Democrat or Fascism

What's the difference again...a few crumbs?

Oh wait, less evil, right?

#23 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-09-22 01:01 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

You don't find it strange that this came out 35 DAMN YEARS later and FIENSTEIN HELD ONTO IT TILL THE LAST ---- SECOND????? But see, that is just your opinion!!!!! It doesn't carry any weight whatsoever.

#24 | Posted by robadude32 at 2018-09-22 06:00 AM | Reply

YOU have no idea what FASCISM, or Nazism really is. You just parrot the damnable media that they say it is.

#25 | Posted by robadude32 at 2018-09-22 06:01 AM | Reply

#25

Trumpism is a lazy, redneck version of fascism.

So yeah. Blue Wave in November, for everyone's sake.

#26 | Posted by Zed at 2018-09-22 07:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Don't count your chickens, Democrats. There has never been a more openly racist, sexist, narcissistic politician than Trump. One thing Democrats have going for them, though, is only the President uses the undemocratic electoral college.

#27 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-09-22 12:20 PM | Reply

Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND), the GOP Senate nominee, said Friday that giving credence to allegations that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted a young woman when they were teenagers is "absurd."

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Party of Rape.

#28 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-09-22 01:25 PM | Reply

Nothing here is absurd. What is really outrageous is that during the Hill and Ford hearings Republicans refused to permit supporting testimony from other victims of sexual harassment of both Thomas and Kavanaugh testify. That is absolutely outrageous.

#29 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-09-22 01:41 PM | Reply

You don't find it strange that this came out 35 DAMN YEARS later and FIENSTEIN HELD ONTO IT TILL THE LAST ---- SECOND????? But see, that is just your opinion!!!!! It doesn't carry any weight whatsoever.
#24 | POSTED BY ROBADUDE32 AT 2018-09-22. 06:00 AM

ATTORNEY SENT LETTER TO CHUCK GRASSLEY AND DIANNE FEINSTEIN CLAIMING FEDERAL COURT EMPLOYEES WILLING TO SPEAK ABOUT BRETT KAVANAUGH
by Ryan Grim September 17 2018, 12:31 p.m.

THE TOP REPUBLICAN and Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee were both approached in July by an attorney claiming to have information relevant to the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. The attorney claimed in his letter that multiple employees of the federal judiciary would be willing to speak to investigators, but received no reply to multiple attempts to make contact, he told The Intercept.

Cyrus Sanai made his first attempt to reach out to Sens. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., in a letter dated July 24.

Sanai told the committee leadership that "there are persons who work for, or who have worked for, the federal judiciary who have important stories to tell about disgraced former Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, and his mentee, current United States Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. I know that there are people who wish to speak out but fear retaliation because I have been contacted by more than a half-dozen such persons since Judge Kozinski resigned in disgrace."

Sanai is the California attorney who blew the whistle on Kozinski years before a series of articles in the Washington Post in December finally brought about the resignation of the former chief judge of the 9th Circuit Court over sexual harassment revelations. Sanai has long challenged the judiciary and was deemed a "vexatious litigant" by one trial court, an attempted designation that was overturned on appeal.

Since Kozinski's resignation, questions have been raised about what Kavanaugh knew or did about such behavior, given the close relationship between the two. Kavanaugh clerked for Kozinski in the 1990s, a post that led directly to his clerkship with Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who recommended Kavanaugh to President Donald Trump as his replacement. Kozinski and Kavanaugh remained close and both vetted prospective clerks for Kennedy.

Kozinski's son recently clerked for Kavanaugh.

The Sanai letter was overnighted and emailed to Grassley's office on July 25, and Sanai provided a copy of the receipt. He dropped the letter off by hand to Feinstein's office in West Los Angeles, he said, after being told over the phone that was the most efficient route to delivery.

Grassley's spokesperson provided the following statement after publication:

Senator Grassley's office received correspondence, which was also addressed to Sen. Feinstein, from Mr. Sanai in July. As we always do, the office reviewed the content and claims in the letter to determine how best to assess and use the information. The contents of the letter concerned the actions and behavior of former Judge Alex Kozinski and, to a lesser extent, his relationship with Judge Kavanaugh. This topic was discussed significantly at Judge Kavanaugh's hearing.

-continues and continues and continues..

#30 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2018-09-23 07:53 PM | Reply

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