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Monday, October 08, 2018

The newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has already fulfilled one of his promises. After weeks of contentious hearings, the Senate voted to confirm the polarizing nominee Saturday evening. And Kavanaugh was already on the job Sunday morning with the court's first-ever all-women team of law clerks by his side, The New York Times reports.

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This isn't surprising. He's always had a mostly female staff.

Here are their names:

Kim Jackson, Shannon Grammel, Megan Lacy, and Sara Nommensen

Now, it's time for me to do a Google image search to see if they are hot.

#1 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-10-08 02:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

If people want to use this news to pretend it means Ford lied, they can do that somewhere else.

#2 | Posted by rcade at 2018-10-08 02:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

Ir doesn't erase what he did to Dr Ford slick.

#3 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-10-08 02:44 PM | Reply

If people want to use this news to pretend it means Ford lied, they can do that somewhere else.

#2 | POSTED BY RCADE

Did I say that?

#4 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-10-08 02:44 PM | Reply

No but its precisely why you posted it.

#5 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-10-08 02:48 PM | Reply

You are missing the point, Rogers- he promised that he would do it and he did.

No other SCOTUS Justice has ever done this, including the female justices.

How is this a bad thing?

#6 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-10-08 02:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

One of his clerks is a black woman.

#7 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-10-08 03:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

One of his clerks is a black woman.

Posted by JeffJ at 2018-10-08 03:00 PM | Reply

That doesn't erase what he did to Dr Ford.

#8 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-10-08 03:05 PM | Reply

#8

You seem to be the only person bringing that up, Laura.

#9 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-10-08 03:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You seem to be the only person bringing that up, Laura.

Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-10-08 03:15 PM | Reply

Not my fault you hung your hat on Kavanaugh.

#11 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-10-08 03:26 PM | Reply

"Just sickening that innocent until proven guilty..." - #10 | Posted by Petrous at 2018-10-08 03:24 PM

Just sickening that you don't know that this was a job interview, not a criminal case.

#12 | Posted by Hans at 2018-10-08 03:26 PM | Reply

No kidding

What toxic heterosexual misogynist with a drinking problem wants to sexually assault men day in and day out?

#13 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2018-10-08 03:27 PM | Reply

He didn't do what Ford alleged. She proved none of her accusations.
Believing her doesn't make it a fact, and as the accuser, she has to prove it.
Just sickening that innocent until proven guilty is ignored and so are those that write libellious statements without proof.

POSTED BY PETROUS AT 2018-10-08 03:24 PM | REPLY

Hey Dummkopf it was a job interview NOT a court of law.

#14 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-10-08 03:27 PM | Reply

How is this a bad thing?

It's not bad, but we both know why a big deal is being made out of it. And that effort is just a spin campaign.

Kavanaugh was accused of attemped rape by a woman even Senate Republicans admitted was credible. Instead of fully investigating that heinous crime, Republicans rushed him onto the court.

No effort to make him seem like a good guy will erase the race to appoint him, or how that makes the rape allegation look. McConnell, Grassley, Graham and the rest of those evil -------- acted like they knew he'd be proven to have committed the assault if the FBI conducted a real inquiry.

Because of their corrupt decision, Kavanaugh will always be Justice ----- Drunken Frat Bro to millions of Americans.

#15 | Posted by rcade at 2018-10-08 03:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What do they look like? Was Shine in on the selection? Do they all look like models? models?

#16 | Posted by YAV at 2018-10-08 03:36 PM | Reply

Hey Dummkopf it was a job interview NOT a court of law.

#14 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR AT 2018-10-08 03:27 PM

At least here in California, a prospective employer can no longer ask, in an employment application or until a conditional offer of employment is made, if you have a criminal conviction, and they definitely can't ever inquire if you have ever been accused of a crime but not convicted, even if they have made a conditional offer of employment.

#17 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-10-08 03:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Because of their corrupt decision, Kavanaugh will always be Justice ----- Drunken Frat Bro to millions of Americans.

#15 | POSTED BY RCADE AT 2018-10-08 03:34 PM

The FBI could have conducted a 6-month investigation interviewing more than 100 people, turned up nothing, and that's always how rabid partisans will view him, because the only thing that matters to that subset of the left is the accusation itself.

#18 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-10-08 03:47 PM | Reply

"Justice ----- Drunken Frat Bro"

I think "Keganaugh" will stick with him, for sure.

#19 | Posted by eberly at 2018-10-08 03:50 PM | Reply

Because of their corrupt decision, Kavanaugh will always be Justice ----- Drunken Frat Bro to millions of Americans.
#15 | POSTED BY RCADE AT 2018-10-08 03:34 PM
The FBI could have conducted a 6-month investigation interviewing more than 100 people, turned up nothing, and that's always how rabid partisans will view him, because the only thing that matters to that subset of the left is the accusation itself.
#18 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

Yep. But now non-partisans also see him as Justice ----- Drunken Frat Bro. Millions upon millions of people see him that way and it won't go away.

And all it would have taken was a real investigation. But you and the Republicans were to nervous about what they might find.

That's the facts.

#20 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-10-08 03:57 PM | Reply

The FBI could have conducted a 6-month investigation interviewing more than 100 people, turned up nothing, and that's always how rabid partisans will view him, because the only thing that matters to that subset of the left is the accusation itself.

Posted by JeffJ at 2018-10-08 03:47 PM | Reply

www.vox.com

But the FBI investigation wasn't thorough. From the very beginning, the investigation of the sexual assault allegations was limited -- in terms of time, which witnesses the bureau could talk to, and what other kinds of evidence the FBI could obtain. That was inherent here; the FBI investigation of Kavanaugh was not the typical criminal query associated with the FBI -- which could be expansive -- but a limited supplemental addition to background checks that the bureau has already done for the Supreme Court nominee.

Maybe that was the point. Perhaps the FBI investigation wasn't meant to get to the bottom of the sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh, but give certain senators cover to vote for Kavanaugh. Because the FBI certainly did not do the former, even as its investigation is raised up to do the latter.

#21 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-10-08 03:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#18 - That's how Trump and the party of make-believe operates. That's not how the Democratic Party operates, as has been pointed out repeatedly.
Take last night for instance. Trump flat out lied, blatantly, ridiculously, and the part of make-believe aggrieved white men ate it up. Why? Because as long as you appeal to their emotional grievances and embrace their identity (hmmm....) you have them by the part of their body they actually think with.

www.politifact.com

And what's funny is, should anyone on the Right read it, they'll come out disagreeing with Politifact and saying how what Trump said is true. Because.

#22 | Posted by YAV at 2018-10-08 04:02 PM | Reply

The Right's answer for "Notorious RGB" will forever be "Inglorious RDFB." I can't wait to see the t-shirts.

#23 | Posted by YAV at 2018-10-08 04:04 PM | Reply

The FBI could have conducted a 6-month investigation interviewing more than 100 people, turned up nothing ...

A one-month investigation in which all relevant witnesses were questioned would have been more than sufficient.

But today's corrupt GOP couldn't allow that to happen, just like they can't manage to aggressively investigate an enemy country attacking our election systems.

All Republicans care about today is protecting their power, even at the long-term degradation and weakness of this country.

#24 | Posted by rcade at 2018-10-08 04:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Yep. But now non-partisans also see him as Justice ----- Drunken Frat Bro. Millions upon millions of people see him that way and it won't go away.

Based on one allegation that has more holes in it than swiss cheese? A month from now nobody will be talking about Kavanaugh.

#25 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-10-08 04:07 PM | Reply

A one-month investigation in which all relevant witnesses were questioned would have been more than sufficient....

#24 | POSTED BY RCADE

The Anita Hill investigation was handled in 3 days.

#26 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-10-08 04:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

First video of Kav with his new clerks - just released - youtu.be

#27 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-10-08 04:23 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

One of his clerks is a black woman.

#7 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

I bet you pulled a hamstring running to your keyboard to type that.

#28 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-10-08 04:37 PM | Reply

Just sickening that you don't know that this was a job interview, not a criminal case.

#12 | POSTED BY HANS AT 2018-10-08 03:26 PM

Hey Dummkopf it was a job interview NOT a court of law.

#14 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR AT 2018-10-08 03:27 PM

But the FBI investigation wasn't thorough... That was inherent here; the FBI investigation of Kavanaugh was not the typical criminal query associated with the FBI -- which could be expansive -- but a limited supplemental addition to background checks that the bureau has already done for the Supreme Court nominee.
Maybe that was the point. ..Because the FBI certainly did not do the former, even as its investigation is raised up to do the latter.

#21 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR AT 2018-10-08 03:59 PM

A one-month investigation in which all relevant witnesses were questioned would have been more than sufficient.

#24 | POSTED BY RCADE AT 2018-10-08 04:05 PM

So which was it, a job interview or a criminal investigation?

You guys seriously need to get together in the secret clubhouse and get your narrative straight.

#29 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-10-08 04:39 PM | Reply

#29 - You aren't making any sense. Again. The background check the FBI did was deliberately limited by Trump, the WH, and/or the Senate GOP (Justice Committee) members. I've had multiple background investigations, and no one intervened with limits. You quoting and interpreting Laura, inaccurately I'd say based on her framing, and somehow trying to find some incongruence in all the statements above just looks weirdly desperate. And for no discernible reason.

#30 | Posted by YAV at 2018-10-08 04:49 PM | Reply

You aren't making any sense...You quoting and interpreting Laura, inaccurately I'd say based on her framing, and somehow trying to find some incongruence in all the statements above just looks weirdly desperate.

What part of this are you having a hard time understanding the disconnect on?

Laura and Hans are initially talking about this as not a criminal investigation but a job interview, then Laura quotes a section of an article that is arguing that there should have been an investigation more akin to a criminal investigation than a job background check, then Rogers says the investigation should have taken a month to fully investigate these allegations.

So once again, was he in a job interview or accused of a crime?

#31 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-10-08 05:06 PM | Reply

So once again, was he in a job interview or accused of a crime?

"uummmm ... ..he's just a ----- rapist, dammit!!"

#32 | Posted by eberly at 2018-10-08 05:08 PM | Reply

How many times have you been accused of rape in a job interview?

#33 | Posted by homerj at 2018-10-08 05:32 PM | Reply

"... more akin to..."
As in a thorough background check, free from political interference.
Even your words indicate you get it.
I have no "hard time" in understanding what's being said at all.
You're so wedded to your narrative I think you're a bit stuck in making it appear that there's a disconnect. You're even missing the cognitive dissonance in your own post.

IMHO, of course.

#34 | Posted by YAV at 2018-10-08 05:35 PM | Reply

How many times have you been accused of rape in a job interview?

#33 | POSTED BY HOMERJ

For all we know, it happens allot when it involves the highest levels of the U.S. Government: John Tower, Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump, Roy Moore, etc.

#35 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-10-08 05:41 PM | Reply

#35

Any reason you left out Bill Clinton, or was he part of the "etc."?

#36 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-10-08 05:48 PM | Reply

Any reason you left out Bill Clinton, or was he part of the "etc."?

#36 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTE

Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Obama, Obama's Reverend Wright, Obamacare ...

The the three or four are for JeffJ ~

#37 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-10-08 05:52 PM | Reply

#36 - Just curious. The Clintons have been investigated a LOT. In fact, Kavanaugh investigated them a LOT. Was Clinton ever charged with rape? He was accused, but despite everything, not one charge. I mean, you're all about Kavanaugh and court room level "proof" being required, but then you swing 180 when it's a Democrat.

Trump's paid off women. We know that.
Tower was knocked out of contention because a real background check showed he was a known philanderer and sexual harasser. And a drunk.
Moore - pretty much everyone agrees is a predator and there was ample evidence on him. Good lord.
Which leaves on Kavanaugh, and he was a right-wing operative, went after the Clintons, and wasn't cleared by a good background investigation, but 'exonerated' in a sham of one.

So, why bring Clinton up at all? It just reinforces that mere allegation should have kept Kav off the Supreme Court.

#38 | Posted by YAV at 2018-10-08 05:57 PM | Reply

#37

I had no idea that Hillary, Obama, Rev. Wright and most incredibly, the ACA were all accused of rape during their job interviews at some point...You learn something "new" every day on the DR.

#39 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-10-08 05:59 PM | Reply

Was Clinton ever charged with rape? He was accused, but despite everything, not one charge.

You seem to be stalking me from thread to thread, but I will just chalk that up to being fascinated by everything I say. Let me put it to you this way:

Was Kavanaugh ever charged with attempted rape? He was accused, but despite everything, not one charge.

The point being, as the ACLU notes, that there isn't much difference between the two, but at least there was a FBI investigation on Kavanaugh, which never happened with Pres. Clinton.

#40 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-10-08 06:03 PM | Reply

"You probably think this song is about you, don't you, don't you?"

#41 | Posted by YAV at 2018-10-08 06:04 PM | Reply

#41

When you keep directly quoting my posts, you are "singing" my name.

#42 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-10-08 06:05 PM | Reply

I had no idea that Hillary, Obama, Rev. Wright and most incredibly, the ACA were all accused of rape during their job interviews at some point...You learn something "new" every day on the DR.

#39 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

Hillary, Obama, the ACA = JeffJ's Devil's Triangle

#43 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-10-08 06:10 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

The Anita Hill investigation was [mis]handled in 3 days.

#26 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

FTFY

#44 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-10-08 07:16 PM | Reply

Maybe that was the point. Perhaps the FBI investigation wasn't meant to get to the bottom of the sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh, but give certain senators cover to vote for Kavanaugh. Because the FBI certainly did not do the former, even as its investigation is raised up to do the latter.

#21 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR AT 2018-10-08 03:59 PM | FLAG:

Gassley and McConnell intentionally set the limits to give Flake and Collins cover to vote yes. It was a sham from the start.

#45 | Posted by 726 at 2018-10-09 11:43 AM | Reply

to give Flake and Collins cover to vote yes. It was a sham from the start.
#45 | POSTED BY 726

That's good. now do Manchin.

#46 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-10-09 12:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

He didn't do what Ford alleged. She proved none of her accusations.
Believing her doesn't make it a fact, and as the accuser, she has to prove it.
Just sickening that innocent until proven guilty is ignored and so are those that write libellious statements without proof.

POSTED BY PETROUS AT 2018-10-08 03:24 PM | REPLY

Hey Dummkopf it was a job interview NOT a court of law.

#14 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR AT 2018-10-08 03:27 PM | REPLY: So any job interview should be terminated due to an unfounded complaint?

#47 | Posted by MSgt at 2018-10-10 01:25 AM | Reply

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