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We should put Kavanaugh's wife in protective custody so that he doesn't hurt her

when he goes down in flames. He just about lost it talking to a room full of senators.
Posted by ProfessorPlum | Thu Sep 27, 2018, 05:43 PM (1 replies)

My guess is Kavanaugh is crying because if he doesn't

Get confirmed, the Russians will want their money back.
Posted by ProfessorPlum | Thu Sep 27, 2018, 04:24 PM (4 replies)

Are you listening to this asshole? "I welcomed any investigation"

Why TF wasn't there an investigation then, K?
Posted by ProfessorPlum | Thu Sep 27, 2018, 03:18 PM (0 replies)

Can you name a policy that the GOP wants that doesn't lead to more people dying?

I'm curious. Either directly or indirectly.

My thesis is everything they are for leads to more people dying more early deaths.

Healthcare? check
War? check
Medicare? check
Social Security? check
Protection from poisoning? check
Protection from industrial accident? check
Medicaid? check
Less money in your pocket (low/no minimum wage, lowering taxes on the wealthy, against overtime, etc.)? check - because you are now more susceptible to bankruptcy and death from medical bills
Education? check - as a way to keep wages down
Abortion? check
Drug policy? check
Refuges? check

Change my mind. Are they really only interested in things that kill people?

Post edited to include a bunch of other fatal policies I forgot to mention

Food stamps? check
violence against women? check
violence against people of color? check
violence against gay/bisexual people? check
violence against transgender people? check
violence against immigrants? check
Posted by ProfessorPlum | Thu Sep 27, 2018, 09:05 AM (7 replies)

Men that commit adultery and sex crimes are easy to blackmail and control

the GOP often doesn't put people into positions of power unless they are compromised and can be controlled through extortion.

Putin does it to Trump

the GOP does it to Kavanaugh, and no doubt intended to keep doing it when he was on the SC

Look at Mitch McConnell. Almost certainly gay, he never steps out of line and continues being an enormous demon.

Lindsey Graham. Almost certainly gay, he has now been brought to heel by this cabal.

Dennis Hastert. Elevated to a position of leadership despite a total lack of charisma (that I could find). His one advantage? A child molester, he could be controlled.

Clarence Thomas. Sexual predator, yet amazing consistent in his commitment to being an awful anti-human on the SC. Hmmm.

John Roberts? One wonders.

Kavanaugh's crimes made him the perfect SC nominee for the organized crime syndicate currently in charge of our country. A made man, with no room to repent and do anything good for the country (as if he ever wanted to).

Posted by ProfessorPlum | Thu Sep 27, 2018, 08:11 AM (9 replies)

I'm getting a little frustrated that the only crime that captures attention is sexual crime

Not that it doesn't count, A LOT, but we still seem to act as if it is the only crime worth pursuing. The Gang Of Predators couldn't get anything to stick to Clinton after investigating him for years, but ended up crucifying him about sex. And the media, and the public, for a short time, acted as if a consensual affair actually mattered.

Kavanaugh is a horrible nominee for the SC, guilty of perjury, obviously poised to overturn Roe, an advocate for torture and warrantless surveillance, probably also paid off and probably being extorted by the information that GOP is "holding back" from his confirmation hearing.

But no one seems to pay much attention (DU excepted, of course) until there are sexual crimes at play. Not to underplay those crimes, or their importance to the world - men need to stop treating women in this horrible, criminal, inhuman way.

But isn't it odd that the only threat to his confirmation arose because of this? It's like we are totally inured to every other kind of white collar crime and corruption. "oh, the GOP is nominating an inhuman monster to the court who will destroy workers' lives and womens' lives? Ho hum. What, he's also a rapist? To arms!"

I don't know. I just wish we could rally a strong response for financial crimes and corruption in addition to sexual crimes. Totally glad Kavanaugh is getting pushback, but wish it had come from his earlier known wretchedness.
Posted by ProfessorPlum | Thu Sep 27, 2018, 07:59 AM (38 replies)

But wait, how could Kavanaugh have been involved in gang rape

when he was a virgin? I don't get it.

just kidding
Posted by ProfessorPlum | Wed Sep 26, 2018, 12:50 PM (23 replies)

I Beg You: Never, ever use "Begs the Question"

Small pet peeve of mine, but I've just read two OPs in a row that used this phrase, incorrectly.

"Begs the Question" is a logical fallacy. It means to make a statement that relies on the truth of another statement that has not been proven - usually in a circular manner. It is something like "Alaska is the largest US state because it has a bigger land area than the others". Or "George Carlin's stand up is really funny because he uses such humorous voices and turns of phrase". Using a statement like that begs the question of is the conclusion really true - because the premise doesn't prove it.

In any case, Begs the Question has been MIS-USED for so long, that there really are only two ways to use it currently:

1. Use it correctly, and 95% of your audience won't know what the hell you are talking about


2. Use it incorrectly, which is to contribute to problem #1

It's catchy, "begs the question". BUT please use "raises the question" or "it makes me wonder" or "asks the question" or "implies the question" instead. Begs the question has been ruined from misuse, and there is no saving it.


Why Kavanaugh, and why the rush? TRUMP will NEVER go to jail

Everyone needs to see Roland99's post on this: https://www.democraticunderground.com/100211170155

Hat tip to Roland99 - this is Trump and all of his criminal cronies' GET OUT OF JAIL strategy

So, why Kavanaugh, and why the rush? This guy is obviously a pig, and has been since the great Clinton Cock Hunt of the late 90s. (he bears a lot of responsibility for the rest of knowing every sordid and sad detail of the Lewinsky saga, rather than just that they had an affair, having written the Starr commission report that was the basis for the impeachment). The Gang Of Predators obviously knew they were going to have big problems with him, leading them to conveniently have letters from women who knew him in high school (he went to an all boys school) just ready to whip out of their pockets at the first sign of trouble.

At first glance, it looks like Trump could just appoint another corporate drone, forget Kavanaugh, and get on with the march to Gilead. There are any number of other horrible monsters who would be happy to ruin the Supreme Court for the rest of my life. But it seems as if Trump is just going to double down, and McConnell is just going to double down, and Kavanaugh is just going to double down. But why? The GOP looks like it may get a shellacking come November, and this will only make it worse. What is so important about getting K. on the court, and so quickly?

Kavanaugh has signaled his fealty to Trump from his opening statement (going on about how "no one" had ever researched a SC candidate so thoroughly - an utterly laughable statement) and many have speculated that Kavanaugh has cut a deal with Trump to vote against his being responsible or indicted as a President. Kavanaugh, in addition to being eminently blackmailable, has also had large debts mysteriously disappear. But here is the real kicker:

In the next Supreme Court session, which starts on the first Monday of October (the 1st, this year) there is a case coming up which is trying to decide whether the "separate sovereigns" exception for double jeopardy should be destroyed. This is the way that people can be charged for federal crimes, and again for state crimes. If this case, Gamble versus the US, ends that exception, that means that Trump can just pardon everyone including himself and never be held accountable at the state level. A lot of people have comforted themselves with the fact that Trump's gang of cronies can still be charged with state level crimes, New York state, for example for his criminal "charity". This case would change all of that. Orrin Hatch has already filed an amicus brief in support of overturning the exception. If I'm right, the GOP is desperate to have this sexual assailant on the court before October 1 so that he can overturn the last path we have of holding the Trump's criminally liable for any of their crimes. THIS is the ultimate get out of jail free strategy that these criminals are counting on, and they know that Kavanaugh - compromised, paid off, GOP apparatchik Kavanaugh - is the one person they can count on to abet their lawless criminality. And, being the GOP, they will probably get away with it. The midterms be damned.
Posted by ProfessorPlum | Mon Sep 24, 2018, 07:25 PM (6 replies)

Kavanaugh is the one person who is most responsible for everyone in the country

knowing every last sad, gross detail of Clinton's affair with Lewinsky. He leaked the information to the press. He insisted that Clinton's questions on the stand be the most gross and salacious.

Of course he is a pig. that's been obvious since the great Clinton Cock Hunt of the late 90s.

It's nice to see that actually mattering for once. Thanks, Dr. Ford.
Posted by ProfessorPlum | Mon Sep 24, 2018, 09:18 AM (24 replies)
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