Flake Is Playing the GOP: He's Demanding the GOP Placate the Strategically Implacable Ford, While Simultaneously Planning to Vote "Present" on Kavanaugh

We are bending over backwards to accommodate this cuck, who's trying to get a high-paying analyst gig at CNN or MSNBC and could surely use some liberal appreciation to get his salary as high as possible, while he demands that we endlessly give in to Ford's delaying tactics...



And now we find out his vote is ungettable -- he's already decided to give the GOP one last knife in the back:




A friend says we can't even subpoena Ford, because we need a majority of votes for that, and the quisling cuck Flake will not vote in favor of it.

He's deliberately sabotaging the GOP -- as liberal cucks do.

And then their fellow liberals whine and howl when we attempt to primary these guys out of the party.

Another friend has been saying for some time: "The fake-conservative cucks are the Defeat Mechanism of conservatism." It is only because we permit liberals to obtain positions of power within an ostensibly conservative party that we are forever in this position of having to win over liberal votes in our own fucking "conservative" party.

And of course people like Flake, Corker, Murkowski, and before them, the original backstabbing "maverick" McCain, are always there to drive the knife in our backs at the most critical moments.

I don't want to hear another goddamn word from the cucks about the danger of primarying people who are plainly on the other side.

And notice the cucks get the most excited by the most liberal Republican candidates possible -- Sasse, Gardiner, etc. They always shriek in horror when real conservative candidates are running.

Chess thread below. I don't mean to stomp it but this is big news.

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 05:51 PM




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1 So, I guess Grassley caved again?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 22, 2018 05:53 PM (9BLnV)

2 First?

Posted by: I Smell Something Rotten at September 22, 2018 05:53 PM (LZEYe)

3 Crap...

Posted by: I Smell Something Rotten at September 22, 2018 05:53 PM (LZEYe)

4 Flake is an absolute idiot.

Posted by: Old Blue at September 22, 2018 05:53 PM (gEvQ8)

5 There was a 2nd Groper on the "Grass-ley" knoll...

Posted by: I Smell Something Rotten at September 22, 2018 05:53 PM (LZEYe)

6 Strip him his Committee seat. Followed by a big FU.

Posted by: Ever at September 22, 2018 05:54 PM (OLS0m)

7 I'm resigned to losing this battle I guess. I'll still raise hell about it, but we're fkd.

Posted by: gp at September 22, 2018 05:54 PM (mk9aG)

8 Soon.

Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2018 05:54 PM (MVjcR)

9 Flake. Worthless.

But I think it is important to remember that the press is unreliable.

The Monday meeting to vote on Kavanaugh is still on.

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 05:55 PM (DH5wZ)

10 If he votes present, they still have 50 votes right?

Posted by: Myriad Jack at September 22, 2018 05:55 PM (u/Uwa)

11 It really takes a special kind of asshole to want to be a US Senator.

Posted by: Mark1971 at September 22, 2018 05:55 PM (xPl2J)

12 Give her the damn FBI investigation then charge her w 18 usc 1001.

Posted by: Ever at September 22, 2018 05:55 PM (OLS0m)

13 >>>1 So, I guess Grassley caved again?


see what I added: Flake is forcing him to continually bend to Ford, because Flake is pretending he might vote for Kavanaugh if appeased.

But it came out today that his vote is ungettable.

He really wants a CNN or MSNBC gig.

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2018 05:56 PM (PA9oZ)

14 >>>10 If he votes present, they still have 50 votes right?


maybe. He will be voted out of committee with "no recommendation" because Flake will vote "present" and the vote will be ten in favor, ten against, and one present -- a tie, and therefore no recommendation.

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2018 05:57 PM (PA9oZ)

15 If he votes present, they still have 50 votes right?

Posted by: Myriad Jack at September 22, 2018 05:55 PM (u/Uwa)

If you like having faith in Corker, Murkowski, and Collins. We'll lose the bitches when Ford gives her weepy testimony and talks about how this has affected her all of her life, blah, blah, blah.

Posted by: Mark1971 at September 22, 2018 05:57 PM (xPl2J)

16 The nomination can go to the full Senate regardless of the committee vote.

Posted by: Miklos, saying let it roll at September 22, 2018 05:57 PM (zCyNd)

17 Even if we gain seats in next election, will we be able to successfully place a SC justice? Doesn't look like it, not as long as our politics and culture are dominated by female hysteria.

Posted by: gp at September 22, 2018 05:58 PM (mk9aG)

18 It's incredible that a committee allows "present" votes.

Posted by: Moron Robbie is monkeying with his signature at September 22, 2018 05:58 PM (PRfdc)

19 12 Give her the damn FBI investigation then charge her w 18 usc 1001.
Posted by: Ever at September 22, 2018 05:55 PM (OLS0m)
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Yeah! ^^^THIS!^^^. A thousand times ^^^THIS!!!!^^^

What's 18 USC 1001?

Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2018 05:58 PM (MVjcR)

20 If Flake isn't going to vote Yes anyway, how does he have any power to hold up the vote?

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 05:58 PM (lwiT4)

21 Wray probably worked w Kavanaugh. Let him go after the real law breaker.

Posted by: Ever at September 22, 2018 05:59 PM (OLS0m)

22 Because the VP can't step into committees, can he?

Posted by: Moron Robbie is monkeying with his signature at September 22, 2018 05:59 PM (PRfdc)

23 Because the VP can't step into committees, can he?

Posted by: Moron Robbie is monkeying with his signature at September 22, 2018 05:59 PM (PRfdc)

He is the presiding officer if he chooses. He can take McConnell's gavel and authority at any time.

Posted by: Miklos, saying let it rock at September 22, 2018 06:00 PM (zCyNd)

24 Another look at Grump's idea for an unique new party he introduced about 6 months ago?

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 06:00 PM (ALaia)

25 The nomination can go to the full Senate regardless of the committee vote.


IF McConnell can get 50%+1 of the Senators voting and present.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 06:00 PM (yQpMk)

26 It's incredible that a committee allows "present" votes.
Posted by: Moron Robbie is monkeying with his signature at September 22, 2018 05:58 PM (PRfdc)
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It's how Obama got where he is today.

Posted by: bluebell at September 22, 2018 06:00 PM (C1PQi)

27 Another look at Grump's idea for an unique new party he introduced about 6 months ago?

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 06:00 PM (ALaia)

Within days there would be NeverGrumpers.

Posted by: Miklos, again predictifyin' at September 22, 2018 06:01 PM (zCyNd)

28 What's 18 USC 1001 - Knowingly making false or misleading statements

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 22, 2018 06:01 PM (1g7ch)

29 This is all hinging on someone's muddled memories from over three decades ago.

The demtards say "Boo" and the Repubs jump 15 feet backwards. Again.

What a cluster.

Posted by: washrivergal at September 22, 2018 06:01 PM (dI3/S)

30 IF McConnell can get 50%+1 of the Senators voting and present.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 06:00 PM (yQpMk)



Is that what they did with Thomas?

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 06:01 PM (lwiT4)

31 see what I added: Flake is forcing him to continually bend to Ford, because Flake is pretending he might vote for Kavanaugh if appeased.

But it came out today that his vote is ungettable.

He really wants a CNN or MSNBC gig.

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2018 05:56 PM (PA9oZ)

I saw that, but since it is after the next red line time stamp, I haven't seen anything where Grassley said, "Fuck da bitch. We're voting Monday."

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 22, 2018 06:01 PM (9BLnV)

32 As soon as Grassley said "this is a serious charge that deserves investigation," it was over. That was what, a week ago?

Plus now we got Grassley staying up way too late at night, trying to make decisions while woozy.

Posted by: gp at September 22, 2018 06:01 PM (mk9aG)

33 Make him pay.

Posted by: Traddy at September 22, 2018 06:02 PM (5f0Sh)

34 19 12 Give her the damn FBI investigation then charge her w 18 usc 1001.
Posted by: Ever at September 22, 2018 05:55 PM (OLS0m)
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Yeah! ^^^THIS!^^^. A thousand times ^^^THIS!!!!^^^

What's 18 USC 1001?
Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2018 05:58 PM (MVjcR)

All I know is it involves late nights, lots of pizza dinners, and no regrets for a few months.

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 06:02 PM (ALaia)

35 These guys hate Trump and keep doing the things that produced Trump. If they kill this nomination there is absolutely no chance the establishment will make a comeback after Trump. Republicans will be apoplectic.

Posted by: Mark1971 at September 22, 2018 06:02 PM (xPl2J)

36 One question, among others, why is someone who has said he was not seeking reelection allowed to serve on any committee, let alone the Judiciary committee one of the most important committees being as it can materially affect the trajectory of the courts.
McConnell has allowed someone he has no leverage over serve on this committee.

I think I am going to lose my fucking mind.

The GOP is a useless pile of dog shit.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 22, 2018 06:03 PM (kT3/m)

37 Make him pay.

How? He's quitting.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 22, 2018 06:03 PM (oVJmc)

38 28 What's 18 USC 1001 - Knowingly making false or misleading statements
Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 22, 2018 06:01 PM (1g7ch)
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Stack the charges! Add "Being An Asshole".

Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2018 06:03 PM (MVjcR)

39 In the first fifty!

Can K get confirmed without Flake?

Posted by: doug whiddon at September 22, 2018 06:04 PM (ek0tc)

40 How? He's quitting.


Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 22, 2018 06:03 PM (oVJmc)

Make his life hell. The left has figured this out. Maybe it's time that we did too.

Posted by: Mark1971 at September 22, 2018 06:04 PM (xPl2J)

41 You ask for fail theater, folks, I give you the GOP Senate!

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at September 22, 2018 06:04 PM (v1udk)

42 Let the FBI look at that carefully scrubbed social media, emails etc. Interview her sniveling husband and supportive friends. How long should it take? A week?

Posted by: Ever at September 22, 2018 06:04 PM (OLS0m)

43 Flake was a solid conservative in the state senate. That was why he got elected to the US Senate. After he got there he changed completely. To the point no one recognized who he was here in AZ. His approval plunged to 12% statewide. WTF happened? I think it was McTumor. That SOB screwed this state hard.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at September 22, 2018 06:04 PM (l7Kbv)

44 I think earlier I was castigated for saying I bet Flake was behind all of this, it's looking like my hunch was right.

Posted by: Blago at September 22, 2018 06:04 PM (UfkIY)

45 Timely. A friend just told me it's not FNM that's our problem. It's the cuckservatives.

Posted by: kallisto at September 22, 2018 06:04 PM (Zxs9d)

46 #Nevers are useless pieces of shit

Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2018 06:05 PM (T4oHT)

47 "w 18 usc 1001" Lying to feds.

Posted by: gp at September 22, 2018 06:05 PM (mk9aG)

48 Questions that I'd like an answer to that no journalist is asking. Ford is working with the activist that prepped Anita Hill for her testimony. How long has that been going on? When did she hire activist lawyer Katz? I saw one report (or rumor) that it was Ford herself that made an anonymous tip to the WaPo tip line in July, about the same time that ChiDiFi got the letter. Why, exactly, won't ChiFiDi release the original letter. Another unsubstantiated claim is that Ford's husband had a hand in pointing the finger at Kavanaugh in 2012 because he said that Brett could be appointed to the SC and needed to be stopped. If true, why wait until now?

Posted by: Old Blue at September 22, 2018 06:05 PM (gEvQ8)

49 Is that what they did with Thomas?

I thought he was voted out. The committee has 4 options: recommend in favor, recommend against, no recommendation, or take no action. The last one is the one they Democrats want because then McConnell has to pry it out of the committee with as discharge petition, or, I think, he has to wait a day to put it on the calendar.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 06:06 PM (yQpMk)

50 When did she hire activist lawyer Katz?

It's more likely that Katz hired her.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 22, 2018 06:06 PM (oVJmc)

51 The Most Dangerous Game Party.

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 06:06 PM (ALaia)

52 This is the most recent official statement from the Judiciary Committee

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybdhntb3

The press, as I say, is unreliable. Despite Drudge's red letter headline, she has not agreed to testify. she has only agreed to keep negotiating.

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 06:06 PM (DH5wZ)

53 Let the FBI look at that carefully scrubbed social media, emails etc. Interview her sniveling husband and supportive friends. How long should it take? A week?
Posted by: Ever at September 22, 2018 06:04 PM (OLS0m)


Ford was probably a big proponant of teaching grade school kids about putting the condom on the banana.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 22, 2018 06:06 PM (1g7ch)

54 Ford can't possibly dress for the Senate hearing in time? THAT'S their excuse??? OH FTS!

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at September 22, 2018 06:07 PM (l7Kbv)

55 Writing flake off may be a blessing in disguise. Go without him.

Posted by: SH at September 22, 2018 06:07 PM (ZnZ+m)

56 Hopefully the investigation will involve all the professional scrubbing.

It won't, of course, but it should.

Posted by: Moron Robbie is monkeying with his signature at September 22, 2018 06:07 PM (PRfdc)

57 I said days ago that Flake has been looking for a huge "McCain moment" to springboard his post-Republican life. And I assure you, there are other cowards thrilled that Flake is giving them "cover".

Posted by: Rusty Nail at September 22, 2018 06:07 PM (55orB)

58 Sasse has been a rockstar through this. Amazing leadership. /s

Posted by: SH at September 22, 2018 06:08 PM (ZnZ+m)

59 If this hearing goes off I am saying it has every way of going bad for Republicans

Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2018 06:08 PM (T4oHT)

60 This is the most recent official statement from the Judiciary Committee



https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybdhntb3



The press, as I say, is unreliable. Despite Drudge's red letter
headline, she has not agreed to testify. she has only agreed to keep
negotiating.





Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 06:06 PM (DH5wZ)



Thanks blaster.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 06:08 PM (lwiT4)

61 Our thoughts and prayers are with the Flake family. Sending positive vibes and shit.

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 06:08 PM (ALaia)

62 I remember last Sunday when I said Flake has killed the nomination and was called a Neveratrumper commie troll.

Good times....

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 06:08 PM (pUZdr)

63 How long should it take? A week?

-

I wouldn't be surprised if a strozk was involved.

Posted by: Moron Robbie is monkeying with his signature at September 22, 2018 06:09 PM (PRfdc)

64 I thought he was voted out. The committee has 4 options: recommend in favor, recommend against, no recommendation, or take no action. The last one is the one they Democrats want because then McConnell has to pry it out of the committee with as discharge petition, or, I think, he has to wait a day to put it on the calendar.
Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 06:06 PM (yQpMk)

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I believe Thomas was voted on in the Senate with no recommendation from Committee.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 06:09 PM (I16G8)

65
Where was this Ace during Mike Castle?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at September 22, 2018 06:09 PM (zyDRC)

66 Let Kav crash and burn:

Then can Sessions and make Kav the new AG via recess appointment. Or McConnell can probably ramrod through some midnight session confirmation for Trump. Either way, get him in, wind him up, and let him go.

Oh, i know it won't happen.

But it's a fun scenario to think about.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at September 22, 2018 06:09 PM (BRvh1)

67 Just to show how douchey Jeff Flake is, he's in Jon Kyl's former Senate seat, and Kyl was recently appointed by the Governor to basically ensure Kavanaugh was confirmed.

I know thee's no honor among thieves, but Jon Kyl did a lot to make sure Flake won that seat after him. back then he was known as a solid conservative not looking for gig at MSNBC.

I would have thought Flake could at least extend some courtesy to Kyl to vote for a SC nominee.

Posted by: Blago at September 22, 2018 06:10 PM (UfkIY)

68 Posted by: Blago at September 22, 2018 06:04 PM

AoS is filled with skilled messenger shooters.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at September 22, 2018 06:10 PM (55orB)

69 Do Republicans have no pride? Aren't they embarrassed to let this hysterical liberal prof lead them around by the nose?

How will any future SC nominee ever feel safe to accept a nomination again?

With ZERO Republican protection?

Come to think of it....WHEN HAS A REPUBLICAN EVER PROTECTED THEIR CANDIDATES OR EVEN THEIR VOTERS?

And what about their REPUBLICAN WOMEN voters...when do they protect us? So do they expect us to reward them at the polls?

Fuck that!

Posted by: Pam at September 22, 2018 06:10 PM (qRq6C)

70 I read somewhere that the current confirmation hearing system goes back to when anti semites wanted to stop Brandeis from being on the court.

Posted by: steevy at September 22, 2018 06:11 PM (mCMQ5)

71 Also what this travesty and fiasco starkly illustrates is that the GOP will not defend, will not protect, will not shield from slander or humiliation any of it's candidates or nominees.

GOP nominees will have to go through the gauntlet if they want to get on the SCOTUS.

What it also does is set a precedent that vague, uncorroborated, unsubstantiated, impossible to verify, impossible to defend charges can be leveled against a nominee and taken seriously at the denouement of what has become an increasingly embarrassing, disorganized freak show and nightmare of a SCOTUS confirmation process.

WE DON'T EVEN KNOW WHO THIS WOMAN IS.

Literally anybody can come striding into the committee room at this point and say they are the accuser and who the fuck except the forces of evil and satan would know the difference.

The GOP is an ideologically confused, disorganized, incompetent, dysfunctional party of free agents and assholes and is most assuredly, an illegitimate political party as properly understood.


The GOP is a useless pile of dog shit.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 22, 2018 06:11 PM (kT3/m)

72
btw, IF she ever does "testify" before the committee, DO NOT expect her to be on the witness stand!

Do Not expect her to be grilled.

Do Not expect ANY Republican to ask a single tough question of skepticism.

She will be ASKED to provide "more deatils" "if possible." And that's it.


Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at September 22, 2018 06:11 PM (zyDRC)

73 AoS is filled with skilled messenger shooters.


In fairness, the message is all whine not facts.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 06:11 PM (yQpMk)

74 Oh fuck off with your victory lap you annoying bitch.

Posted by: steevy at September 22, 2018 06:12 PM (mCMQ5)

75 The only hope anybody has is if Tua blows out his Achilles.

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 06:12 PM (ALaia)

76 Okay, here is a question.

Her parents are still alive. Her siblings are still alive. Why are the only 'family' willing to put their names to anything are her in-laws? Is it because she alienated her actual family during her slut years?

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at September 22, 2018 06:12 PM (l7Kbv)

77 Id the GOP picks up a couple more Senate seats we don't have to worry about Flake types

Posted by: Iasonas at September 22, 2018 06:12 PM (MIvRT)

78 I've been offline. I heard Ballsey agreed to testify. Did Grassley keep his 3 main conditions?

Posted by: kallisto at September 22, 2018 06:12 PM (Zxs9d)

79 Make his life hell. The left has figured this out. Maybe it's time that we did too.
Posted by: Mark1971 at September 22, 2018 06:04 PM (xPl2J)

Make it clear to Flake that if he torpedoes this the R's will make a priority to passing ala carte cable regulations, which will end his future cable commentator dreams.

And then do it anyway, a symbolic head on a pike to signal others that there will be a cost, much like the Dems do.

Posted by: Bete says screw Flake at September 22, 2018 06:12 PM (F9322)

80 The only hope anybody has is if Tua blows out his Achilles.


Then the 26-2 Jalen Hurts comes in.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 06:13 PM (yQpMk)

81 My tenuous grasp on self-control seems to be slipping.

Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2018 06:14 PM (MVjcR)

82 Is it because she alienated her actual family during her slut years?

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at September 22, 2018 06:12 PM (l7Kbv)



I heard that she is estranged from her parents, and possibly a brother as well. But I don't know how solid that info is.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 06:14 PM (lwiT4)

83 Any cross question will set her off in tears, which will mean needed time outs if not another day to compose herself.

Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2018 06:14 PM (T4oHT)

84 I'll wait to hear it from Flake.

Posted by: Ha at September 22, 2018 06:14 PM (MAstk)

85 I guess we can hope that Beth Wilkinson has something up her sleeve.

Posted by: Mark1971 at September 22, 2018 06:14 PM (xPl2J)

86 Its called party discipline and the Republicans don't have it at all. They may have a "majority", but then again, they don't really.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 22, 2018 06:14 PM (EZebt)

87 I still think there is something heavy to drop on Ford if she shows. I don't know why not drop it now.

I still have the thought that Whelan's tweets were purposeful. I think it is interesting that the MFM isn't trumpeting that "failure." I know, it has some tweeters all atwitter, but CNN isn't trumpeting the failure of Kavanaugh allies in an conspiracy theory.

The key bit of info to me was that Whelan (and thus the WH) apparently knows the identity of the second girl, because he had the house on the map. Ford has not asked for her testimony - only for Judge, which Grassley has denied.

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 06:15 PM (DH5wZ)

88
I know our Chief Justice is Julia Roberts, but does he have the power to suspend the opening of the SCOTUS until Kavanaugh is seated?


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 22, 2018 06:15 PM (/9p9e)

89 76. That may be why Trump threw in the 'loving family' dig when he tweeted.

Posted by: kallisto at September 22, 2018 06:15 PM (Zxs9d)

90 I'll wait to hear it from Flake.

Posted by: Ha at September 22, 2018 06:14 PM (MAstk)

Oh, he'll tell you. In a floor speech from the Senate. He'll bloviate for 20 minutes before he gets around to the answer.

Posted by: Mark1971 at September 22, 2018 06:15 PM (xPl2J)

91 I heard Ballsey agreed to testify. Did Grassley keep his 3 main conditions?

Posted by: kallisto at September 22, 2018 06:12 PM (Zxs9d)


She agreed to come on a different day, subject to other details being worked out. So, not an acceptance.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 06:15 PM (lwiT4)

92 Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 06:11 PM

And if and when those "whines" become prophecy, do we get any credit for knowing how the land lies?

Nah. Way too much to ask for.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at September 22, 2018 06:15 PM (55orB)

93 The only hope anybody has is if Tua blows out his Achilles.

I thought it was Hector who got Achilles and dragged him around the city walls.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at September 22, 2018 06:15 PM (fuK7c)

94
Lookit, we know she's lying. The Democrats know she's lying. The Republicans know she's lying. The Fake News knows she's lying. And she knows everyone knows she's lying.

The reason why the Republicans are still scared is because the the dreaded-imaginary "optics" and they're lousy at politics. So they need to play this game. The game in which rules only apply to one side.

Bottom Line: The Republicans, as usual, are esaily getting outfoxed at every turn when they're clearly in the "right."

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at September 22, 2018 06:15 PM (zyDRC)

95 Fine. End this.

No deal. Vote Monday. Send it to the floor and let the chips fall where they may.

Oh and The Flake? DIAF you duplicitous back-stabbing pile of rrancid putrid pig shit.

Not that I have any strong feelings about this.

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 06:16 PM (9TYxj)

96 77

Yup.

Posted by: Ha at September 22, 2018 06:16 PM (MAstk)

97 Well if 'source' based stuff is ok...


DING, DING, DING:

@costareports

POTUS has told several people on Fri. and Sat. that he's not going to fire the deputy AG and is suspicious of anything that even tangentially involves McCabe, according to three advisers familiar with the ongoing discussions...


I fucking toldja. I told all 'ja.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 22, 2018 06:16 PM (c07y/)

98 Alternatively, we could go with our original founding document and fix all of this nonsense. Arrest them and confiscate all their assets. It will cost you and almost everyone else their day job though. You could make up for the lost income the old fashioned way.

Posted by: Gehnjis Caahhn at September 22, 2018 06:16 PM (JjwF2)

99 And when Flake and Corker are gone, Sasse and Gardiner will step up as the 2 new Democrats with an R next to their name.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 06:16 PM (pUZdr)

100 And if and when those "whines" become prophecy, do we get any credit for knowing how the land lies?


Yes, yes you will. At least if you keep it to predictions and facts and not daily Oh Noes We Boned wails ala #neverskankles.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 06:16 PM (yQpMk)

101 I know our Chief Justice is Julia Roberts, but does
he have the power to suspend the opening of the SCOTUS until Kavanaugh
is seated?







Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 22, 2018 06:15 PM (/9p9e)


I'm not sure. But it's not critical that Judge Kavanaugh be there on Opening Day.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 06:16 PM (lwiT4)

102 JJ - yes. The chief can run SCOTUS as he wants. But he wont delay. And I dont blame him on that.

Posted by: SH at September 22, 2018 06:17 PM (ZnZ+m)

103 Then the 26-2 Jalen Hurts comes in.
Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 06:13 PM (yQpMk)

Grump, they lose 2 or 3 games this year if Hurts is starting. Let's be honest. They are unreal with Tua. Kid can play.

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 06:17 PM (ALaia)

104 If you read the latest official announcement from the Committee above, Grassley did not concede much. Most of it was FYNQ.

One of the key things was we will have staff attorneys, and they will be women. And you will like it.

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 06:17 PM (DH5wZ)

105 Yeah,here's your credit...BOFA

Posted by: steevy at September 22, 2018 06:17 PM (mCMQ5)

106 What would Dick Lugar do?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 22, 2018 06:17 PM (IqV8l)

107 And if and when those "whines" become prophecy, do we get any credit for knowing how the land lies?



Here. Have a cookie.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 06:18 PM (lwiT4)

108 94
Lookit, we know she's lying. The Democrats know she's lying. The Republicans know she's lying. The Fake News knows she's lying. And she knows everyone knows she's lying.

The reason why the Republicans are still scared is because the the dreaded-imaginary "optics" and they're lousy at politics. So they need to play this game. The game in which rules only apply to one side.

Bottom Line: The Republicans, as usual, are esaily getting outfoxed at every turn when they're clearly in the "right."
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at September 22, 2018 06:15 PM (zyDRC)


The irony is if the GOP actually pulled a Trump, called her out as a liar (diplomatically or not) and just held the vote, you'd see a Red Wave like you wouldn't believe,

But, GOP's gotta GOP.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 22, 2018 06:18 PM (/9p9e)

109 I heard that she is estranged from her parents, and possibly a brother as well. But I don't know how solid that info is.
Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 06:14 PM (lwiT4)

They would not call her 'Doctor' after she became a psychologist. That is the word from people who know the family. True? Maybe, maybe not. But no one from her biological family is backing her. Nor is anyone from her actual class.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at September 22, 2018 06:18 PM (l7Kbv)

110 If you have a safe somewhere filled with pictures, now is the time to use them Cocaine Mitch.

Posted by: Mark1971 at September 22, 2018 06:19 PM (xPl2J)

111 " heard that she is estranged from her parents, and possibly a brother as well. But I don't know how solid that info is."

WaPo story today, her husband said her political zeal was problematic for family. Said she wanted to move out of USA because of the usual "No Trump/No KKK/No Fascist USA" monsters in her head.

Posted by: gp at September 22, 2018 06:19 PM (mk9aG)

112 Grump, they lose 2 or 3 games this year if Hurts is starting.


Maybe, but he's pretty damn good and would be the starter anywhere else. Good legs, good arm, just doesn't do his checkdowns.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 06:19 PM (yQpMk)

113 I'm surprised he's just voting 'present', ala Barry O.

I assumed he'd go full tumor host and vote against confirmation.

Burn in hell, I take back all good and positive things I ever said about you in your entire career. Fester, die of disease, unloved by left and right. Know the contempt that traitors alone feel. May your turned cloak never give you warmth or comfort.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, well-armed dreg of society at September 22, 2018 06:19 PM (xJa6I)

114 Thought: Ford's I'll-Testify-Wait-No-I-Won't-Wait-Now-I-Will-Wait-I-Just-Need-Another-Day-Wait-I-Can't-Fly Tactics Are a One-Woman Version of the Left's Coordinated Interruptions and Disruptions to Delay the Hearings at Their Start

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2018 06:20 PM (PA9oZ)

115 And speaking of Hurts, I expect up 45-16, Hurts will take the ball on the next possession.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 06:20 PM (yQpMk)

116 OT...Blame it on Rio is so corney by today's standards. Still many good bewb scenes.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 06:20 PM (pUZdr)

117
Help please:

Did a fake friend come forward to say she was told about this in 2017, and then that fake friend admitted to lying for political purposes? Is that right?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at September 22, 2018 06:20 PM (zyDRC)

118 We should buy her a one way boat ticket out of here.

Posted by: SH at September 22, 2018 06:21 PM (ZnZ+m)

119 113 I'm surprised he's just voting 'present', ala Barry O.

I assumed he'd go full tumor host and vote against confirmation.

Burn in hell, I take back all good and positive things I ever said about you in your entire career. Fester, die of disease, unloved by left and right. Know the contempt that traitors alone feel. May your turned cloak never give you warmth or comfort.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, well-armed dreg of society at September 22, 2018 06:19 PM (xJa6I)


It's easier to get a gig as a Faux-servative than as a full on Lefty. Those are dime-a-dozen in media land.

Then again...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 22, 2018 06:21 PM (/9p9e)

120 Andrew McCabe's lawyer is on Ford's legal team.

The state does not get any deeper.

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 06:21 PM (DH5wZ)

121 Sure,try to placate the horde by mentioning boobs....it might work.

Posted by: steevy at September 22, 2018 06:21 PM (mCMQ5)

Posted by: goatexchange at September 22, 2018 06:22 PM (6bHl+)

123 WaPo story today, her husband said her political
zeal was problematic for family. Said she wanted to move out of USA
because of the usual "No Trump/No KKK/No Fascist USA" monsters in her
head.



Posted by: gp at September 22, 2018 06:19 PM (mk9aG)


So its public information now that she is an idealogue/activist. I wonder if they'll call her on that if she testifies. My guess is they won't.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 06:22 PM (lwiT4)

124 112 Grump, they lose 2 or 3 games this year if Hurts is starting.


Maybe, but he's pretty damn good and would be the starter anywhere else. Good legs, good arm, just doesn't do his checkdowns.
Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 06:19 PM (yQpMk)

25-3 because Bama loses the Natty last year. Hurts was exposed by Auburn and UGA, hence Tua.

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 06:22 PM (ALaia)

125 I'm not sure which pisses me off more - the jackasses in the GOP, or the left's eager willingness to just trash a persons life and reputation.

Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2018 06:22 PM (MVjcR)

126 111 " heard that she is estranged from her parents, and possibly a brother as well. But I don't know how solid that info is."

WaPo story today, her husband said her political zeal was problematic for family. Said she wanted to move out of USA because of the usual "No Trump/No KKK/No Fascist USA" monsters in her head.
Posted by: gp at September 22, 2018 06:19 PM (mk9aG)

++++

No doubt in my mind that she is a piece of work in all areas of her life.

Posted by: washrivergal at September 22, 2018 06:22 PM (dI3/S)

127 Thought: Ford's I'll-Testify-Wait-No-I-Won't-Wait-Now-I-Will-Wait-I-Just-Need-Another-Day-Wait-I-Can't-Fly Tactics Are a One-Woman Version of the Left's Coordinated Interruptions and Disruptions to Delay the Hearings at Their Start
Posted by: ace at September 22, 2018 06:20 PM (PA9oZ)

----------------

She will never testify at all, and certainly not under oath.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 06:22 PM (I16G8)

128 WaPo story today, her husband said her political zeal was problematic for family. Said she wanted to move out of USA because of the usual "No Trump/No KKK/No Fascist USA" monsters in her head.
Posted by: gp at September 22, 2018 06:19 PM (mk9aG)



Her family must have told her if she wants to see a real fascist then look in the mirror.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 22, 2018 06:22 PM (1g7ch)

129
We should buy her a one way boat ticket out of here.
Posted by: SH


A three hour tour

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 22, 2018 06:22 PM (IqV8l)

130 Somebody say boobs?

Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2018 06:22 PM (MVjcR)

131 "Did a fake friend come forward to say she was told about this in 2017, and then that fake friend admitted to lying for political purposes? Is that right?" Not quite. The source folded and deleted their trail. Said they had nothing further to offer. Story was obviously contradictory to Ford's.

Posted by: gp at September 22, 2018 06:22 PM (mk9aG)

132 Kavanaugh deserves to get his good name back. W or w/o the SC nomination, somehow she needs to be decimated w the truth.

Posted by: Ever at September 22, 2018 06:23 PM (OLS0m)

133 Steevy - unfortunately the boob distraction only lasted a few seconds. In normal times a blame it on rio reference would have distracted me for a few minutes.

Posted by: SH at September 22, 2018 06:23 PM (ZnZ+m)

134 She will decline to testify, then "testify" outside of Congress at a rally while the Senate debates.

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2018 06:23 PM (PA9oZ)

135 Andrew McCabe's lawyer is on Ford's legal team.



Okay then.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 06:23 PM (lwiT4)

136 Did a fake friend come forward to say she was told about this in 2017, and then that fake friend admitted to lying for political purposes? Is that right?
Posted by: Soothsayer


Person claiming to be a classmate said that she heard other students talking about the incident "for days after".

Then people started pressing her for interviews and the twitters also asked for specifics.

She back tracked a bit, saying she doesn't want the attention and followed that with 'well, I'm not really sure.'

Then, flounced.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 22, 2018 06:23 PM (c07y/)

137 well they could do it without committee (from what I hear ... here) ... and see if Mitch can promise Murky and Collins a new airport and bridge to nowhere ... would they really vote against Kavanaugh based on this charade? And after giving Ford every chance?

Offer Joe Manchin a mansion, if he switches parties?

(and maybe show other evidence, if they or the NSA has the Facebook stuff) ...

idk, just throwing ideas out there. Cucks suck ... and that is really too mild a name for them.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 22, 2018 06:23 PM (Cus5s)

138 The left can take away the Kav but they'll never take away the bewbs.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 06:23 PM (pUZdr)

139 Surely they must have recovered her social media,that shit is almost impossible to permanently disappear.

Posted by: steevy at September 22, 2018 06:23 PM (mCMQ5)

140 Oops, my bad.

I MEANT to ask, "Wasn't there a now-deleted FB age from last year where "Drive Me Home" Ford suggested someone call 'Rape!' on Gorsuch to torpedo his appointment?"

Posted by: goatexchange at September 22, 2018 06:23 PM (6bHl+)

141 Did a fake friend come forward to say she was told
about this in 2017, and then that fake friend admitted to lying for
political purposes? Is that right?


Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at September 22, 2018 06:20 PM (zyDRC)

Something like that. She said it was all the news all over campus. Said that saying that made her feel empowered. Then took down the post because it had never happened.

Posted by: Old Blue at September 22, 2018 06:23 PM (gEvQ8)

142 25-3 because Bama loses the Natty last year. Hurts was exposed by Auburn and UGA, hence Tua.

*shrug* so many many variables. He might be great, he might goat.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 06:23 PM (yQpMk)

143 JEFF FLAKE GROPED ME IN THE AIRPORT
I'M SO TRAUMATIZED!!!!!

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 22, 2018 06:24 PM (CE6iV)

144 @104
The question that needs to be answered is why they are accommodating her and allowing her to appear at all to slander and humiliate the GOP nominee?

They have not seen the full, unredacted letter Ford provided to her representative and ChiDi leaked to the press, they have not spoken to her, they do not have a biography of her, they do not have a more fully, contemporaneous and sworn complaint against the accused.

In short, they have allowed themselves to be bullied and muscled into potentially derailing the nomination.

This is not a fucking game, this is not a joke, a very good man and his family are being dragged through the mud and allowed to be slandered be the forces of evil and satan.

This should be the crowning achievement of this mans life instead the GOP has allowed it to become a nightmare.

I blame them for this, I blame them all.

The GOP is a useless pile of dog shit.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 22, 2018 06:24 PM (kT3/m)

145 Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 06:23 PM (pUZdr)

^^^Nope; The boob doesn't appear to be leaving anytime soon.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 22, 2018 06:24 PM (AllCR)

146
Not quite. The source folded and deleted their
trail. Said they had nothing further to offer. Story was obviously
contradictory to Ford's.

Posted by: gp


Follow up question: While this Falsehood was in the Fake News cycle, did the false accuser's attorney release a statement disavowing it?


Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at September 22, 2018 06:24 PM (zyDRC)

147 143 Nah,that was the TSA....

Posted by: steevy at September 22, 2018 06:25 PM (mCMQ5)

148 114 Thought: Ford's I'll-Testify-Wait-No-I-Won't-Wait-Now-I-Will-Wait-I-Just-Need-Another-Day-Wait-I-Can't-Fly Tactics Are a One-Woman Version of the Left's Coordinated Interruptions and Disruptions to Delay the Hearings at Their Start
Posted by: ace at September 22, 2018 06:20 PM (PA9oZ)

Hold a vote, then if fails immediately announce Candidate Judge Amy Barrett and steal the feminist thunder before the elections. But this wait and see holding pattern to a terrorist's demands is sad and not working.

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 06:25 PM (ALaia)

149 My tits were not calm this morning. However sanity has prevailed. Pence and McConnell both said this nom would be pushed through. The advantage of having oldtimers in the Senate is that they know arcane rules they can implement,or if necessary make one up. BAMN

Posted by: kallisto at September 22, 2018 06:25 PM (Zxs9d)

150
The GOP is a useless pile of dog shit.
Posted by: Kreplach at September 22, 2018 06:24 PM (kT3/m)

Seconded

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 06:25 PM (pUZdr)

151 Over half of America: 1) taking names 2) buying ammo 3) getting pissed.

Posted by: Roy at September 22, 2018 06:26 PM (ABjxW)

152 Stop giving flake cover. Call his bluff as well.

Posted by: SH at September 22, 2018 06:26 PM (ZnZ+m)

153 Dog shit eventually dries up and blows away....

Posted by: steevy at September 22, 2018 06:26 PM (mCMQ5)

154 End of the 3rd. One more TD needed to hang a 50 on ATM.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 06:26 PM (yQpMk)

155
I heard that she is estranged from her parents, and possibly a brother as well. But I don't know how solid that info is.
_________________

Hmmm, interesting. It's been my theory that Ford actually was sexually molested by someone in her childhood, although I don't believe for a moment that it was Kavanaugh.

Her extreme promiscuity in college, with a reported 60+ sex partners, suggests something went very wrong with this woman earlier in her life. And it's unlikely that it was some brief drunken groping from a high school boy. Seems more likely that she was sexually betrayed by somebody she trusted, somebody like say, a family member.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 22, 2018 06:26 PM (fqUgw)

156 Where is the money coming from to pay for this "legal team"?

Posted by: washrivergal at September 22, 2018 06:26 PM (dI3/S)

157 WaPo story today, her husband said her political zeal was problematic for family. Said she wanted to move out of USA because of the usual "No Trump/No KKK/No Fascist USA" monsters in her head. 

Posted by: gp at September 22, 2018 06:19 PM 

Unpossible! The very same media assured me that "she doesn't have a political bone in her body." (ACTUAL quote)

Posted by: Rusty Nail at September 22, 2018 06:26 PM (55orB)

158 Our thoughts and prayers are with the Flake family. Sending positive vibes and shit.
Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 06:08 PM (ALaia)

You usually have to send shit via UPS.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 22, 2018 06:26 PM (9BLnV)

159 Flake has a son that is a real piece of work, murdered bunch of dogs thru his incompetence. Anyone in AZ know some dirt on him?

Posted by: Ever at September 22, 2018 06:27 PM (OLS0m)

160 We should buy her a one way boat ticket out of here.

Posted by: SH at September 22, 2018 06:21 PM (ZnZ+m)

---
with Richard Wagner on board...

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 22, 2018 06:27 PM (rjbMC)

161
See where I'm going with this?

A False Witness popped out of the woodwork to support "Dr" Ford, who turned out to be phony, and the "Dr" Ford never corrected the record.

In other words, they seem to be happy for ANYONE to come out of nowhere and support her accusation, true or not.

So maybe a lot of this is Buying Time for more Liars to come forward, either as fake witnesses or fake victims.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at September 22, 2018 06:27 PM (zyDRC)

162 Where is the money coming from to pay for this "legal team"?

Posted by: washrivergal at September 22, 2018 06:26 PM (dI3/S)


Soros. Not even kidding. Wish I were.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 06:27 PM (lwiT4)

163 147 143 Nah,that was the TSA....
Posted by: steevy at September 22, 2018 06:25 PM (mCMQ5)

How Dare You Question My Painfully Traumatic Memory! I Am A Womyn and I Know It Was Flake!

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 22, 2018 06:27 PM (CE6iV)

164 06:08 PM (ALaia)

You usually have to send shit via UPS.
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 22, 2018 06:26 PM (9BLnV)
------
And a special sticker is required on the outside of the box

Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2018 06:28 PM (MVjcR)

165 "why they are accommodating her" Because our culture is now dominated by the "Women Must Be Believed" dogma, and the party is walking that tightrope for votes.

Posted by: gp at September 22, 2018 06:28 PM (mk9aG)

166 "Andrew McCabe's lawyer is on Ford's legal team. "
yeah, they seem to have an all-star cast of the globalists running the coup behind this whole scam. Soros money, activist lawyer with the fist shirt, Ford involved in activism, several are desperate to save themselves as they run the coup.


So they will lie, forge, steal ... kill and threaten and bribe.
They ARE the mafia ... now with people deep in government.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 22, 2018 06:28 PM (Cus5s)

167 The GOP will only motive MAGA of they hold a vote and fail to confirm Kavanaugh.

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 06:29 PM (ALaia)

168 164 Like mailing back your "sample" for that colon cancer test....

Posted by: steevy at September 22, 2018 06:29 PM (mCMQ5)

169 okay I need to sign off. I am really angry and I need to calm down.

Thanks, y'all.

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2018 06:29 PM (PA9oZ)

170 She doesn't know where, how she got there or away from, what day, month or year. But she is willing to testify to the layout of the house, who was in the room. That is it. But no one who she said was there backs the story.

Its crap. A hit job by Rikki Siedman and Debra Katz, members of the 'Resistance'.

Its sedition.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at September 22, 2018 06:29 PM (l7Kbv)

171 The mere fact she has a legal team shows what a complete political farce this is.

Posted by: SH at September 22, 2018 06:29 PM (ZnZ+m)

172 I still say what's most maddening about this is there wasn't even an alleged rape here.

At worst, if we believe every word she is saying (which I don't) It was basically a drunk teenager being too aggressive when he was 17. So what exactly should be the punishment for that 40 years later?

Posted by: Blago at September 22, 2018 06:29 PM (UfkIY)

173 If you are masculine, you would instinctively avoid or repel this bitch. If you are Chuck Grassley or some other cuckservative, she would attract and interest you.

Posted by: Not Manly at September 22, 2018 06:30 PM (JjwF2)

174 How is it that we (repubs) allow traitors like Flake and Collins on the Judiciary Committee?

Posted by: Great Reagan's Deplorable Ghost at September 22, 2018 06:30 PM (AJ/mV)

175 The Flake children are proud of their ratfvcking father. I'm sure of it.

Posted by: BluesFish at September 22, 2018 06:30 PM (L4npP)

176 Oh God we have reached the nadir....country rap....

Posted by: steevy at September 22, 2018 06:30 PM (mCMQ5)

177 145 How pastoral.
Geez neverskankles was right and you all viciously attacked him while he was doing it.
Now that he's been proven correct instead of learning one scintilla of humility you're back to making personal attacks on him/her.
Besides the character that displays I'm old enough to remember when that was a lifetime banning

Posted by: MAxIE at September 22, 2018 06:30 PM (9TR2V)

178 Related - has Grump's challenge been accepted yet?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 22, 2018 06:30 PM (fA1SL)

179 that was a real thanks y'all not a sarcastic one.

I'm angry at Flake and all his many, many cuck enablers we have permitted to occupy positions of power and influence in this party, from the Weekly Standard to Cory Gardiner and Ben Sasse and the rest of the Cucks' Liberal Rockefeller Republican Heroes.

They are the Defeat Mechanism of actual conservatives, which is why the cucks' support them. The liberals want to contain conservatives; so do their cuck allies.

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2018 06:30 PM (PA9oZ)

180 Utterly depressing. It really is.

Posted by: IC at September 22, 2018 06:31 PM (4lu7W)

181 Whoa! The ongoing battle between Rosenstein and McCabe, per Lee Smith at RCI: could that be the reason for that addition of McCabe attorney to ford team? RR seemed to be at all the confirmation hearings? More deep state turmoil?

Posted by: Ever at September 22, 2018 06:31 PM (OLS0m)

182 We should all go watch blame it on rio to be reminded of how much fun the early 80s really were.

Posted by: SH at September 22, 2018 06:31 PM (ZnZ+m)

183 We truly are the stupid party.

Posted by: Great Reagan's Deplorable Ghost at September 22, 2018 06:31 PM (AJ/mV)

184 "Follow up question: While this Falsehood was in the Fake News cycle, did the false accuser's attorney release a statement disavowing it?"

Dunno. My impression was, once caught in the obvious contradiction ("everybody knew about it," while Ford said "nobody knew about it") was pointed out, the source realized the jig was up, and simply folded, fearful of legal peril. She's a woman, so she gets a pass on her lies now.

Posted by: gp at September 22, 2018 06:31 PM (mk9aG)

185 114 Thought: Ford's I'll-Testify-Wait-No-I-Won't-Wait-Now-I-Will-Wait-I-Just-Need-Another-Day-Wait-I-Can't-Fly Tactics Are a One-Woman Version of the Left's Coordinated Interruptions and Disruptions to Delay the Hearings at Their Start
Posted by: ace at September 22, 2018 06:20 PM (PA9oZ)

It's like Sharia Law but with women in charge. Men need 4 witnesses (in reality men can't win lets 've honest). This is Eyes Wide Shut goddess worship moving into the Fight Club radical phase.

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 06:31 PM (ALaia)

186 179 Maybe a fun thread ace about books or something?

Posted by: steevy at September 22, 2018 06:31 PM (mCMQ5)

187
Vote
Count the votes
Remember who voted against Kavanaugh

Retribution

Posted by: Waldo Khornbloom at September 22, 2018 06:32 PM (oYD2h)

188 Flake is a side show and it won't affect the outcome.

Ford won't testify, and Kav will get confirmed.

Ford's lawyer and Grassley are playing a grammar school game. She wants him to say No first.

The Left wanted Anita Hill Redux. But Anita had plausability, Ford not so much. Media may play up Ford, but few believe her and those that do are already Irredeemable Leftists.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 06:32 PM (1UZdv)

189
The question that needs to be answered is why they are accommodating her and allowing her to appear at all to slander and humiliate the GOP nominee?

Suburban White Women

Posted by: TV pundits at September 22, 2018 06:32 PM (IqV8l)

190
If Flake, Sasse, Collins, McCain, Corker, and Murky started a band they'd be called...

The Traveling Cucklburys

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at September 22, 2018 06:32 PM (zyDRC)

191 Try to relax ace. This too shall pass.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at September 22, 2018 06:32 PM (myjNJ)

192 The GOP is a useless pile of dog shit.
Posted by: Kreplach at September 22, 2018 06:24 PM (kT3/m)


All of what you say is true. And this woman will now get to preen in front of a committee, saying whatever she has to say.

I say let her.

Then let him get in front of the same committee, and, as they say, have his day in court.

Let's see how her story looks after that.

Either she's credible and he isn't, and he's sunk. Or she's not credible and he is, and either the Senate sinks him because they're useless, or we start calling him Associate Justice from now on.

My belief, if this country IS salvageable, and I'm not sure it is, the outcome of all this is either he gets his seat, or the politics starts sorting itself out in a way that allows us to stop screwing around anymore.

I'm close to being ready for the shooting war.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 22, 2018 06:32 PM (cY3LT)

193 180 Utterly depressing. It really is.
Posted by: IC at September 22, 2018 06:31 PM (4lu7W)

+++

Yes. And so very super easy.

Posted by: washrivergal at September 22, 2018 06:32 PM (dI3/S)

194 @165
Ummm, Donald Trump destroyed 16 GOP candidates by bashing their fucking heads in.

He beat Hillary Clinton by not allowing himself to be Rick Lazioed and going directly after her and her piece of shit husband, while at the same time having numerous woman accusing him of sexual misconduct while simultaneously being heard on tape that you can grab woman by the vag if you are a celebrity.

There is literally no reason with Trump acting as blocker that the GOP could not weather this bullshit.

The GOP is a useless pile of dog shit.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 22, 2018 06:33 PM (kT3/m)

195 At worst, if we believe every word she is saying (which I don't) It was
basically a drunk teenager being too aggressive when he was 17. So
what exactly should be the punishment for that 40 years later?


None. At the very worst, someone got handsy at a party with underage kids and alcohol. Punishment at the time would have been an appropriate knee to the groin, and then telling all your girlfriends. Because that's what would have happened in that scenario, if the hands were unwelcome.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 06:33 PM (lwiT4)

196 28 What's 18 USC 1001 - Knowingly making false or misleading statements
Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 22, 2018 06:01 PM (1g7ch)


1. FBI has no jurisdiction. This is a STATE matter, as they did not cross State lines, nor did this happen on Federal Property.

2. Federal Statute of Limitations is way over.

3. I can't find any Russians involved, so no FBI...

Posted by: Don Quixote, Neandethal Deplorable at September 22, 2018 06:33 PM (NgKpN)

197 And regardless of how this turns out, I want a divorce.

I don't want to be a country with these people anymore.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 22, 2018 06:33 PM (cY3LT)

198 Ace on the Weekend?!?

Posted by: Surfperch at September 22, 2018 06:33 PM (hVHEm)

199  She will decline to testify, then "testify" outside of Congress at a rally while the Senate debates.

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2018 06:23 PM

Also my prediction from days ago. Back when Monday was the expected day of testimony, I predicted that the left would all scream "Too early to testify!", only to have her pop up the same morning to give "testimony" to the media.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at September 22, 2018 06:34 PM (55orB)

200 The GOP is a useless pile of dog shit.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 22, 2018 06:24 PM (kT3/m)



Yeah, I think we've grasped your point now. Enough.

Posted by: pep at September 22, 2018 06:34 PM (T6t7i)

201 Or you can go fool cuck ace and get a sweet,sweet MSNBC gig.The Ewok Hour

Posted by: steevy at September 22, 2018 06:34 PM (mCMQ5)

202 165 "why they are accommodating her" Because our culture is now dominated by the "Women Must Be Believed" dogma, and the party is walking that tightrope for votes.
Posted by: gp at September 22, 2018 06:28 PM (mk9aG)

(Meant to reply to this post)

It's like Sharia Law but with women in charge. Men need 4 witnesses (in reality men can't win lets 've honest). This is Eyes Wide Shut goddess worship moving into the Fight Club radical phase.
Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 06:31 PM (ALaia)

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 06:34 PM (ALaia)

203
He beat Hillary Clinton by not allowing himself to be Rick Lazioed and
going directly after her and her piece of shit husband..


And constantly pulling down his pants and ramming his penis into Fake News for all to see.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at September 22, 2018 06:34 PM (zyDRC)

204 This is an absolute mockery of the rule of law and due process.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 22, 2018 06:34 PM (R9+0K)

205 Re Flake.

Who knows what he's going to do in response to McConnell calling him up.

Just remember, while no where near as serious an allegation, Gorsuch was accused of plagerism during his hearings. The accusation was ignored.

Flake and ALL of the GOP voted for him.

Sure, Gorsuch was replacing Scalia and K is replacing a leftie, but if Flake O' Matic wanted to fuck that up as well he could have just for the fun of it.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 22, 2018 06:34 PM (c07y/)

206 I'm OK with internecine warfare. You get to cut their throats up close and personal.

Let Flake have his day and go to a network with 5 viewers. The more Bag of Dick Champions like him do this stuff, the more they go the way of the Dodo bird.

It's pretty clear to most people by now that a vote for a cuck, is a vote for someone who doesn't have the courage to say they're a democrat

Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2018 06:35 PM (w5kO1)

207 193 180 Utterly depressing. It really is.
Posted by: IC at September 22, 2018 06:31 PM (4lu7W)

+++

Yes. And so very super easy.
Posted by: washrivergal at September 22, 2018 06:32 PM (dI3/S)

They are the Vichy GOPe (it even rhymes)..

Not the French Underground...

Posted by: Don Quixote, Neandethal Deplorable at September 22, 2018 06:35 PM (NgKpN)

208 Full not fool though....

Posted by: steevy at September 22, 2018 06:36 PM (mCMQ5)

209 206 I'm OK with internecine warfare. You get to cut their throats up close and personal.

Let Flake have his day and go to a network with 5 viewers. The more Bag of Dick Champions like him do this stuff, the more they go the way of the Dodo bird.

It's pretty clear to most people by now that a vote for a cuck, is a vote for someone who doesn't have the courage to say they're a democrat
Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2018 06:35 PM (w5kO1)

The Repubs need to start a Black List... ie Journalists NONE of them will talk to.

Flake should be near the top of said list.

Posted by: Don Quixote, Neandethal Deplorable at September 22, 2018 06:36 PM (NgKpN)

210 Yes has crashed burned in the betting markets. Short of all Rinos self combusting tomorrow, this one is done.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 06:36 PM (pUZdr)

211 Posted by: MAxIE at September 22, 2018 06:30 PM (9TR2V)

Oh, dear, really? Boo-hoo He hasn't evinced any need for pastoral care nor asked for prayer. He's a troll who's been repeating the same thing again and again and again for DAYS. He was a troll about Trump too If people are in need hope that I am sensitive. His intention is the need to depress people here. That's it. Boob is rather is a mild expression

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 22, 2018 06:36 PM (AllCR)

212 "I'm close to being ready for the shooting war." I'm armed, but the LAST f'n thing I EVER want is a civil war. Pray it never comes.

Posted by: gp at September 22, 2018 06:36 PM (mk9aG)

213 Flake has become the new McCain.

On the bright side he'll be out in Four Months as opposed to a whole year.

Posted by: Surfperch at September 22, 2018 06:37 PM (hVHEm)

214 This is an absolute mockery of the rule of law and due process.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 22, 2018 06:34 PM (R9+0K)


Stupid Gope Party shoves sticks up their rectums, put their monocles in their eyes, and play act at the "World's Greatest Deliberative Body" game.

The Dems play Calvinball.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 22, 2018 06:37 PM (cY3LT)

215 I'm only saying is use the anger for GAINZZZ. On leg, back, shoulder, and chest days I pretend I'm lifting dead bodies of my enemies. Well, everyday I pretend this.

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 06:37 PM (ALaia)

216 You're watching the death of the advice and consent of the senate, BTW. What do you think will happen one day when the leftist scourge finally gets their chance to put someone on the court, 100 years from now.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2018 06:37 PM (w5kO1)

217 210.
Yep. Political insight is to be found at an online betting parlor.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 22, 2018 06:37 PM (fA1SL)

218 " "Wasn't there a now-deleted FB age from last year
where "Drive Me Home" Ford suggested someone call 'Rape!' on Gorsuch to
torpedo his appointment?"Posted by: goatexchange
that was a rumor, it would be awesome. and since it was all redacted, NSA should do that leak thing on the crooks seem to do ... to show what was there before. It wouldn't even be secret info ... just old stuff that was deleted. NSA would probably have it ... it was open source. They could have collected it legally, so they can reveal it legally ... especially if it really reveals she had plotted to trash Gorsuch ... and then did trash Kavanaugh when he made Romeny's list ... planned it even, by telling her psychologist ... premeditation to destroy the nomination ... PRISON.
well, I can hope.

Posted by: illiniwek at September 22, 2018 06:37 PM (Cus5s)

219 Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 22, 2018 06:37 PM (fA1SL)

O.K. That made me laugh.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 22, 2018 06:38 PM (AllCR)

220 Aprapos of nothing, I got a new cork yoga block and it is awesome.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 22, 2018 06:38 PM (kT3/m)

221 Why was this asshole left on the judiciary committee when he announced he wasn't seeking re-election?

It's long been the rule Democrats pack the judiciary comittee with their safest seats, most reliable, most left-wing senators to act as attack dogs against any right of center nominees? Yet Republicans put two cucks on one of the most crucial comittees for...what exactly?

Sasse's the second cuck in this equation who hasn't said jack shit about Kavanaugh or Ford despite being on the committee. I'm waiting for sacred cuck honor to cause him to back Flake and tank the nomination entirely.

Fuck these pieces of shit.

Posted by: El Kabong at September 22, 2018 06:39 PM (ZqktU)

222 Flake admitted in his autobiography that he used to try to fool the USBP in order to hide illegal immigrants his family employed to make more money for his family fortune. He is an admitted felon. He isn't going to have much fun here once he is an ex-Senator. I mean to drive him from the state. I'm one of many.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at September 22, 2018 06:39 PM (l7Kbv)

223 I don't know what you're all talking about. According to the super genius neverskankles, Kavanaugh dropped out 4 days ago.

Posted by: buzzion at September 22, 2018 06:39 PM (cAnNx)

224 Ford's lawyer will force Grassley to say no. Then she'll have Ford publicly release a self-serving personal statement describing the incident to smear Kav, without us seeing her lying ass demeanor let alone cross-examining her.

I joked about Ford being George Kaplan in North by Northwest. She can't testify because she doesn't exist.

I'm not far wrong. Ford is a made-up character, created to fuck with the other side.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 06:39 PM (1UZdv)

225 214 This is an absolute mockery of the rule of law and due process.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at September 22, 2018 06:34 PM (R9+0K)


Stupid Gope Party shoves sticks up their rectums, put their monocles in their eyes, and play act at the "World's Greatest Deliberative Body" game.

The Dems play Calvinball.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 22, 2018 06:37 PM (cY3LT)


/yells

FIZBIN!

Posted by: Donald Trump, who plays his own game at September 22, 2018 06:40 PM (NgKpN)

226
They may be Cucks by they're also Big Govt Corporatist Shits.

Do not doubt some of these same R's will try to use this as leverage against President Trump for 1) Rolling back the tariffs, and 2) a big huge budget extension with no Wall.


Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at September 22, 2018 06:40 PM (zyDRC)

227 I hate to admit this because the dude is an asshole, but I learned of the pedictit markets in 2008 from a professor who used to lobby in DC, and they are pretty accurate with inside baseball and fluid situations.

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 06:40 PM (ALaia)

228 I invited a Hugin campaigner to leave my doorstep today. Told him I'd rather a running fight against Menendez than be repeatedly stabbed in the back by a GOPe NeverTrumper. Poor bastard just stood there with his mouth open and blinked a couple of times.

Posted by: BluesFish at September 22, 2018 06:40 PM (L4npP)

229 Yes has crashed burned in the betting markets. Short of all Rinos self combusting tomorrow, this one is done.
Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 06:36 PM (pUZdr)

Because everyone knows betting markets are 100% accurate and bookmakers are completely unbiased.

Posted by: That Guy who went all in and lost it all at September 22, 2018 06:41 PM (hVHEm)

230 217 210.
Yep. Political insight is to be found at an online betting parlor.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 22, 2018 06:37 PM (fA1SL)

You should follow it. Very prescient.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 06:41 PM (pUZdr)

231 "It's like Sharia Law but with women in charge. " Just like our workplaces for the last 15-20 years. A man must never let a female coworker get pissed at him for any reason. The power is so lopsided, there's no due process and no presumption of innocence.

If the chick said it happened, it happened. All she has to say is the magic word "inappropriate," and you're escorted out. Doesn't have to be sex inappropriate, or ANY specific kind of inappropriate. Just the one word: inappropriate. Buh-bye!

Posted by: gp at September 22, 2018 06:41 PM (mk9aG)

232 So if Flake is going to vote "present" - nothing to lose by a Monday vote.

Posted by: Prof at September 22, 2018 06:41 PM (zgX3V)

233 I'd do that betting-on-line thing, but I tied up all my loose change in Nike stock.

Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 06:42 PM (lwiT4)

234 230. So, how much have you lost there recently?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 22, 2018 06:42 PM (fA1SL)

235 216 You're watching the death of the advice and consent of the senate, BTW. What do you think will happen one day when the leftist scourge finally gets their chance to put someone on the court, 100 years from now.
Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2018 06:37 PM (w5kO1)


The Vichy GOPe will vote for them, of course.

Because that's the way it used to be...

Posted by: Donald Trump, who plays his own game at September 22, 2018 06:42 PM (NgKpN)

236 She will decline to testify, then "testify" outside of Congress at a rally while the Senate debates.

Posted by: ace


Nah, she's has an exclusive inked with 60 Minutes #twoweeks before mid-terms.

Posted by: olddog in mo at September 22, 2018 06:42 PM (Dhht7)

237 Just a reminder:

The Democrats have a list of goals for the midterms.

Getting Republicans to say "f*ck it" and stay home is probably on the top of the list.

Just so you know.

Posted by: MW at September 22, 2018 06:43 PM (hNTtn)

238 If Flake, Sasse, Collins, McCain, Corker, and Murky started a band they'd be called...

The Traveling Cucklburys


Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at September 22, 2018 06:32 PM (zyDRC)

Blur Oyster Cuck

Posted by: Mark1971 at September 22, 2018 06:43 PM (xPl2J)

239 I hate to admit this because the dude is an asshole, but I learned of the pedictit markets in 2008 from a professor who used to lobby in DC, and they are pretty accurate with inside baseball and fluid situations.
Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 06:40 PM (ALaia)

--------------

How were their predictions the day before Election 2016 as far as Trump winning?

Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 06:43 PM (I16G8)

240
Because everyone knows betting markets are 100% accurate and bookmakers are completely unbiased.
Posted by: That Guy who went all in and lost it all at September 22, 2018 06:41 PM (hVHEm

Lol. Bookmakers. You have no idea how it works, there is no bookmaking, no odds, no line. Just yes/no bets that trade like stocks essentially. Yes has collapsed.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 06:43 PM (pUZdr)

241 You should follow it. Very prescient.
Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 06:41 PM (pUZdr)

Yes. President Hillary Rodham Clinton proves the online betting community is accurate.

Wait...

Yes, very prescient. And wrong.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at September 22, 2018 06:43 PM (l7Kbv)

242 Remember, Kavanaugh was the SAFE choice.

All the cucks loved it. It was a Bush appointee. Super non-controversial. Total shoe in. Would appease Collins, Murky and Flake. That's what the Cuck Rags printed after Trump made the announcement.

Fucking spineless bags of wet dog shit.

Posted by: El Kabong at September 22, 2018 06:43 PM (ZqktU)

243 Did any of these betting markets predict Trump in 2016?

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 06:43 PM (1UZdv)

244 You should follow it. Very prescient.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 06:41 PM (pUZdr)

So how much easy money are you in for?

Posted by: Miklos, logical, linear thinker at September 22, 2018 06:44 PM (zCyNd)

245
Cuck On You

by Lionel Ritchie

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at September 22, 2018 06:44 PM (zyDRC)

246 What's 18 USC 1001 - Knowingly making false or misleading statements
Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 22, 2018 06:01 PM (1g7ch)

Guys, I hate to be the Ghost of Christmas Past, but ever since BJ Clinton said, "It depends on what the meaning of is is", no one has really given a ahit about what the rules are. Just as an example:

Eric Holder is ruled in contempt of Congress. What happened to that POS/POC? Nothing.

The gay mulatto used tax payer dollars to bail out private pension funds, doled out $800 billion for "shovel ready" jobs that didn't exist and the money was siphoned off to who knows where, his administration sued to stop States from enforcing immigration law because the Federal government wouldn't, forced through a whole host of unconstitutional Executive Orders, plus scandals ad infinitum. What has happened to him? Nothing. Except he got rich as shit.

Cankles destroyed Benghazi and got Americans killed due to her stand-down orders.....let's just stop there. She and her husband should have been shot numerous times. What happened to her? Nothing.

No, don't count on the GOP to do the lawful and right thing. You'll just be disappointed.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 22, 2018 06:44 PM (9BLnV)

247 Grand Cuck Railroad

Posted by: Mark1971 at September 22, 2018 06:44 PM (xPl2J)

248 Flake can vote present. It will still leave the committee.

He can vote present in the full senate. Mitch promised this. I believe Mitch in this case. He will use this as a learning moment for Murk, Collins and Sasse. Sasse might as well be gone. Trust Cocaine Mitch.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at September 22, 2018 06:44 PM (b8J4P)

249 How were their predictions the day before Election 2016 as far as Trump winning?
Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 06:43 PM (I16G

They were already paying out for Hillary in October 2016.

Posted by: Surfperch at September 22, 2018 06:45 PM (hVHEm)

250 Why didn't Kav just do the Trump defense when he was accused of groping a woman on a plane-- basically summarized as "...her? C'mon!"

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at September 22, 2018 06:45 PM (GBteo)

251 None. At the very worst, someone got handsy at a party with underage kids and alcohol. Punishment at the time would have been an appropriate knee to the groin, and then telling all your girlfriends. Because that's what would have happened in that scenario, if the hands were unwelcome.
Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 06:33 PM (lwiT4)

+++

Exactly.

Posted by: washrivergal at September 22, 2018 06:45 PM (dI3/S)

252

Remember, Kavanaugh was the SAFE choice.



All the cucks loved it. It was a Bush appointee. Super
non-controversial. Total shoe in. Would appease Collins, Murky and
Flake. That's what the Cuck Rags printed after Trump made the
announcement.


Kinda like McCain in 2008.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at September 22, 2018 06:45 PM (zyDRC)

253
How were their predictions the day before Election 2016 as far as Trump winning?
Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 06:43 PM (I16G

It accurately predicted Alabama, GA6, VA gov and many others. Was 2016 prez was the one the market missed. Since then it has been spot on

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 06:45 PM (pUZdr)

254 blaster I can't access the tinyurl on this phone. It's good they're keeping the atty. The other non negotiable items were Kav testifies 2nd and it had to be Wednesday.

Posted by: kallisto at September 22, 2018 06:45 PM (Zxs9d)

255 244. Maybe if he shills for them, they won't repossess his thumbs? Just a thought.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 22, 2018 06:45 PM (fA1SL)

256 At the very worst, someone got handsy at a party with underage kids and alcohol. Punishment at the time would have been an appropriate knee to the groin, and then telling all your girlfriends. Because that's what would have happened in that scenario, if the hands were unwelcome.
_________________

I don't understand why some mental health experts aren't speaking up. This woman's extreme reaction to this nearly 40-year old drunken teenage grope is so over the top that it's obvious that's not the real issue with her.

No normal woman behaves this way. The WaPo is now reporting that this woman was considering moving to New Zealand because she couldn't bear the thought of living in the U.S. if Kavanaugh was on the Supreme Court. In her faux "negotiations" with the senate, she has been adamant that she never be in the same room with Kavanaugh, as she would feel "unsafe."

Seriously? Even if we believe her story, what in the world would make her think that Kavanaugh would be any type of threat to her now? It's nearly 40 years after the alleged attack, which was just a drunken teenage grope, and Kavanaugh is a married-with-kids judge with a spotless record. Does this lunatic woman really believe that Kavanaugh has been lusting after her for the past 3-1/2 decades, just waiting for his chance to get in the same room with her so he can jump her bones? That's idiotic, and a sane woman would instantly recognize that.

This woman has serious mental issues, but Kavanaugh is not the cause of them.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 22, 2018 06:45 PM (fqUgw)

257 So Flake knows he has no chance at a Lobbyist gig so he is going for the vaunted cnn analyst role. He has voted yes on enough bullshit bills that the R's won't burn him so he can shit on everybody on the way out.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 22, 2018 06:46 PM (2Q5aC)

258 Read Daniel Hennigers op ed at the WSJ today titled "What Democrats Have Become".

It is right on the money with this.

It's an allegation that cannot be proven not disproven. It is a political farce to try and drown the GOP prior to the midterms using real sexual assault victims as fodder.

What a disgrace.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2018 06:46 PM (w5kO1)

259 236; who in the fuck watches 60 minutes anymore? all the old fucks that used to watch that shit are dead or gumming oatmeal in an extended care facility.

Posted by: Dr. chavez THE hugo md. phd. at September 22, 2018 06:46 PM (KP5rU)

260 and for something Funky?

George Clinton and the Cuckoldelics

Posted by: Donald Trump, who plays his own game at September 22, 2018 06:47 PM (NgKpN)

261
So how much easy money are you in for?
Posted by: Miklos, logical, linear thinker at September 22, 2018 06:44 PM (zCyNd)

I bought 49 or fewer votes at 12 cents and sold it at 48. Easy money. About $800 profit.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 06:47 PM (pUZdr)

262
Yes has crashed burned in the betting markets.

You are closer to the edge.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 22, 2018 06:47 PM (IqV8l)

263 Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 06:32 PM (1UZdv)

--

I'm going with Ignoramus' post. It will make me feel better 'cause this has been a ping pong ball of pure stoopid and I can't take it anymore. And I won't even get into what Jeff Flake deserves.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at September 22, 2018 06:47 PM (mQ0Mc)

264 If Kavanaugh's nomination goes down in flames, Trump should just appoint an endless stream of potemkin nominees who have no chance of being confirmed but will scream obscenities at Booker, Feinstein, Harris and the Cuck Brothers Sasse and Flake before being denied.

I'm sure Ann Coulter, Col. Schlichter and John Nolte would be happy to oblige.

Posted by: El Kabong at September 22, 2018 06:47 PM (ZqktU)

265 ZZ Cuck

Posted by: Mark1971 at September 22, 2018 06:47 PM (xPl2J)

266 As is being pointed out on the twitterz, Flake wouldn't be ruining Trump's legacy.

He'd be ruining a just and honest man's entire life. He'd be complicit in allowing the fraudulent claims of the Left to tar a good man forever without any possibility of recourse.

That's not just a little bit of payback to 'get trump'.

That's evil.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 22, 2018 06:47 PM (c07y/)

267 261. Ahh....futures trading. There's a sound method.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 22, 2018 06:48 PM (fA1SL)

268 225

/yells

FIZBIN!
Posted by: Donald Trump, who plays his own game at September 22, 2018 06:40 PM (NgKpN)



"Canaba in, canaba out,
Canaba over the water spout,
and out goes Y - O - U !!!!!..."

- - O'Rourke and Agarn

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 22, 2018 06:48 PM (/9p9e)

269 Too many people are thinking pre-DJT. Things have changed. We are willing to fight for once in a long time. The media is still stuck in the "GOPe will roll" paradigm. Its no longer true. Fight. Fight hard.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at September 22, 2018 06:48 PM (l7Kbv)

270 A key issue is the effect on upcoming turnout, turnout, turnout.

The Left will fund raise with Rapist Kav, using mail pieces out of The Onion. But my bet is that it won't help the Left on turnout. Those stirred up would have come out anyway. My bet is minimal effect on Silly Suburban Soccer Moms.

The Right will get a pick-up in turnout. e.g., a lot of my male friends of a certain age are pissed off by this. We see Ford as complicit in Diabolical Left Wing Plot.

After November I'd attack Feinstein over this. And for being corrupt. And a ChiCom Asset.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 06:48 PM (1UZdv)

271 At worst I say what Ford claims what was done to her is simple assault.

Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2018 06:48 PM (T4oHT)

272 Flake doesn't need a lobby job. He will be the resident House Republican and CNN or MSNBC for a cool $500k a year.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 06:48 PM (pUZdr)

273 The Left is gaslighting us.

Please see the OFFICIAL announcement from the Judiciary Committee.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybdhntb3

I have seen nothing official that changes it.

Note Grassley reads the riot act to Feinstein and Ford's attorney in that.

Grassley doesn't concede anything accept, okay, let's go Wednesday then, and if you need time to compose yourself, well, okay. Everything else "conceded" was a given already (if the Senate is secure enough for the Vice President of these Fucking United States, its secure enough for you, cupcake). Everything else is FYNQ.

Also, the business meeting for Monday is still scheduled, and the FIRST order of business is one Judicial nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.

Is Flake going to vote Present? Maybe. Don't know we know that for sure. Does Sean Davis have sources that are completely reliable? I am betting no. Fuck Flake either way.


Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 06:49 PM (DH5wZ)

274 How were their predictions the day before Election 2016 as far as Trump winning?
Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 06:43 PM (I16G

They were already paying out for Hillary in October 2016.
Posted by: Surfperch at September 22, 2018 06:45 PM (hVHEm)

-------------

This is what I seem to recall as well. Pinpoint accuracy fo' sho'.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 06:49 PM (I16G8)

275 I bought 49 or fewer votes at 12 cents and sold it at 48. Easy money. About $800 profit.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 06:47 PM (pUZdr)

Which you immediately re-invested in orange juice futures.

Posted by: Miklos, gotta credit those other Duke boys at September 22, 2018 06:49 PM (zCyNd)

276 The media is still stuck in the "GOPe will roll" paradigm. Its no longer true. Fight. Fight hard.
Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at September 22, 2018 06:48 PM (l7Kbv)

The gop won't cave. It has caved.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 06:49 PM (pUZdr)

277 It accurately predicted Alabama, GA6, VA gov and many others. Was 2016 prez was the one the market missed. Since then it has been spot on
Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 06:45 PM (pUZdr)

Elections=/=Supreme Court Appointments

Posted by: Surfperch at September 22, 2018 06:49 PM (hVHEm)

278 So Flake's goal is to have a second career kissing liberals' asses on CNN. No surprise there.

Posted by: nerdygirl at September 22, 2018 06:50 PM (+lVUW)

279 Easy money.


And yet you won't take my bet.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 06:50 PM (yQpMk)

280 The whole Kangaroo Court thing dreamed up by the lawyers (and Dems) go right with what Ford us used to... academia. There's no rule of law, no protection for the accused. You must defend yourself and even then you're probably out based on the accusation. This is what she wanted/expected when she wrote the anonymous letter. This is what her legal team is demanding now.

Of course, because "we have to be nice and not look bad" the GOP walks right off the cliff, again.

If no other evidence or witnesses emerge (and why would it/they now) and D's win the Senate in November, they probably impact Kavanaugh from his current position as well based solely on the accusation. If that becomes precedent, duck and cover because they're coming for all of us that they can get.

Posted by: Doc at September 22, 2018 06:50 PM (Vgl4t)

281 172 At worst, if we believe every word she is saying (which I don't) It was
basically a drunk teenager being too aggressive when he was 17. So
what exactly should be the punishment for that 40 years later?

Well, not exactly. She was the drunk teenager. Explains the memory lapse about how she got there, where "there" was, when it was, how she got home, etc.

Calls into question her entire song and dance.

Posted by: Prof at September 22, 2018 06:50 PM (zgX3V)

282 I don't think any normal woman is on Ford's side in this.
The Dems have truly jumped the shark.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at September 22, 2018 06:50 PM (CE6iV)

283 275. I was thinking tulip futures.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 22, 2018 06:50 PM (fA1SL)

284 Who says "me too" is our culture now?

The liberal, political-social media and Hollywood?

Just because they have the the means to communicate does not mean that they own the culture.

They are the ones who ruined the culture with all the "sexual empowerment" bull in the first place...and now they have decided they don't like it anymore?

It is right-wing women that told them they were wrong then, and they are still wrong!


Posted by: Pam at September 22, 2018 06:50 PM (qRq6C)

285 That's evil.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 22, 2018 06:47 PM (c07y/)

Yep. Exactly. And he'll be morally preening while he does it. Despicable.

Posted by: Mark1971 at September 22, 2018 06:50 PM (xPl2J)

286 I really wanted the 50. It doesn't look like we will get it with the subs in.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 06:50 PM (yQpMk)

287 Throw Flake off every committee. Now. Don't wait for November.

Posted by: GWB at September 22, 2018 06:50 PM (hR28Y)

288 Megacuck

Metallicuck

Cucksmack

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Moron at September 22, 2018 06:50 PM (An2kO)

289 Just think of it this way; Flake voting present would crush K's daughters.

There's no good in voting 'present'. Only malice, destruction, and cowardice.

This is all McConnel need point out to the Snowflake Diva.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 22, 2018 06:51 PM (c07y/)

290 The Left has ran so roughshod on the Republicans I am getting horrified to watch

Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2018 06:51 PM (T4oHT)

291 279. Yup.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 22, 2018 06:51 PM (fA1SL)

292
Anyone else feel like Man-tie Tayo?

The college football kid who had a boy for a girlfriend?


I kinda feel like I have a Republican majority in Congress but they're really just Democrats.


Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at September 22, 2018 06:51 PM (zyDRC)

293
Elections=/=Supreme Court Appointments
Posted by: Surfperch at September 22, 2018 06:49 PM (hVHEm)

Predicted gorsuch votes and also that Kav would be the nominee. Seriously, it is eerie how well the markets predict things. When people bet actual money, the masses get it right.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 06:51 PM (pUZdr)

294 153 Dog shit eventually dries up and blows away....
Posted by: steevy at September 22, 2018 06:26 PM (mCMQ5)

A lot of things can happen to dog shit. It can be scraped up with a shovel. It CAN dry up and blow sway in the wind. Or it can be stepped on and squashed:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=58sP8azcHfQ

Posted by: RDittmar at September 22, 2018 06:51 PM (HBDAR)

295 280
The whole Kangaroo Court thing dreamed up by the lawyers (and Dems) go right with what Ford us used to... academia

Indeed. This is an academic-like kangaroo court.

Posted by: Prof at September 22, 2018 06:51 PM (zgX3V)

296 I can't help but notice that super-conservative AZ isn't very good at electing conservatives.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 22, 2018 06:51 PM (H5knJ)

297
The WaPo is now reporting that this woman was considering moving to New Zealand because she couldn't bear the thought of living in the U.S. if Kavanaugh was on the Supreme Court.

The Vanilla Thunder goes down under.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 22, 2018 06:51 PM (IqV8l)

298 They were already paying out for Hillary in October 2016.
Posted by: Surfperch at September 22, 2018 06:45 PM (hVHEm)

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This is what I seem to recall as well. Pinpoint accuracy fo' sho'.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 06:49 PM (I16G

They also gave Trump a 40% chance of being impeached in his first six months.

Posted by: Surfperch at September 22, 2018 06:51 PM (hVHEm)

299 @272
Well I just think I figured out what the deal is with Jeff Flake, the internets report he has a networth of -68k.

That's right, -68k.

So as the saying goes, follow the money or lack thereof.

Cocksucker motherfucker.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 22, 2018 06:51 PM (kT3/m)

300 doled out $800 billion for "shovel ready" jobs that didn't exist and the money was siphoned off to who knows where,

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That money has been repeated every year since, btw. Part of why there were never any budgets but only continuing resolutions.

It became part of the baseline.

Posted by: Moron Robbie is monkeying with his signature at September 22, 2018 06:51 PM (PRfdc)

301 Alabama is taking A&M to school.
When they finish with them they should go up north and teach Grassley and Flake.

Posted by: Braenyard at September 22, 2018 06:52 PM (AHcCm)

302 Seriously, it is eerie how well the markets predict things.


I'm sitting right here.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 06:52 PM (yQpMk)

303 279

What are you talking about? What bet?

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 06:52 PM (pUZdr)

304 Jethro Cuck

Posted by: Mark1971 at September 22, 2018 06:52 PM (xPl2J)

305 Oh, and it's not *liberals* in positions of power within the GOP, it's *aristocrats*.The problem isn't that they're liberal, it's that they are of the political class - which shouldn't exist in America. Being in the political class makes you eventually "liberal" because sustaining big government is how you maintain your power and prestige. And an aristocrat is all about maintaining his/her power and prestige.

Posted by: GWB at September 22, 2018 06:53 PM (hR28Y)

306
The WaPo is now reporting that this woman was considering moving to
New Zealand because she couldn't bear the thought of living in the U.S.
if Kavanaugh was on the Supreme Court.



Sounds like someone who would do or say anything in her power to prevent it...

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at September 22, 2018 06:53 PM (zyDRC)

307 Going to lose the midterms because nobody will stand up to Flake.

Way to go, GOPe.

You did it.

Posted by: Hikaru at September 22, 2018 06:53 PM (W4d0T)

308 Just finished hosting a dinner for like minded folks such as me and hubby.

What does this mean? Explain please.. we all were just talking about this fucking mess.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 22, 2018 06:53 PM (dUJdY)

309 To hell with that SOB. I hate him more than Cracker Barrel.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at September 22, 2018 06:53 PM (naFP7)

310 really wanted the 50. It doesn't look like we will get it with the subs in.

Posted by: Grump928(C) has drink taken at September 22, 2018 06:50 PM (yQpMk)

-

Same here. I don't like running up the score, but I'd love to punctuate that record.

Posted by: Moron Robbie is monkeying with his signature at September 22, 2018 06:53 PM (PRfdc)

311 Steyn had a great comment, which I have paraphrased below:

When Democrats control a branch of government, they have access to the actual power vested in that branch and they exercise it;
but when Republicans win a branch of government, they get to temporarily "sit" in the seats of power, but they dare not exercise any of the power associated with the seat!

Posted by: Hrothgar Heavy Industries,VLLC at September 22, 2018 06:54 PM (n9EOP)

312 Styx > this Ford woman.

Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2018 06:54 PM (MVjcR)

313 I was thinking tulip futures.

In future perfect-"at some point, I will have been correct..."

Posted by: Miklos, grammar national socialist at September 22, 2018 06:54 PM (zCyNd)

314 239 I hate to admit this because the dude is an asshole, but I learned of the pedictit markets in 2008 from a professor who used to lobby in DC, and they are pretty accurate with inside baseball and fluid situations.
Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 06:40 PM (ALaia)

--------------

How were their predictions the day before Election 2016 as far as Trump winning?
Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 06:43 PM (I16G

Terrible. Trump was 300-1 odds when he first announced his run in 2015. Those markers are penny markets and change by the minute. Highly volatile. But it's the volatile markets are where big money is made and big money is lost. Think VIX is stock market.

It is what it is and lots of people bet and trade on that market. It's been around for a very long time, like pre Obama.

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 06:54 PM (ALaia)

315 "Who says "me too" is our culture now? The liberal, political-social media and Hollywood?"

Go to your local college bookstore. Skim their textbooks on human resources and management. It is 90% feminism and SJW horsesh!t. Most of the major corporations and employers and their HR depts are SJW feminists.

They infiltrated everything.

Posted by: gp at September 22, 2018 06:55 PM (mk9aG)

316 40 How? He's quitting.


Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 22, 2018 06:03 PM (oVJmc)

Make his life hell. The left has figured this out. Maybe it's time that we did too.
Posted by: Mark1971 at September 22, 2018 06:04 PM (xPl2J)


If he goes to a restaurant, if he stops at a gas station, if he tries to shop in a departments store, people need to get in his face and confront him.

How's that for an idea?

Posted by: Eeyore, fomerly George LeS at September 22, 2018 06:55 PM (59GGI)

317 Way to go, GOPe.

You did it.

Posted by: Hikaru at September 22, 2018 06:53 PM (W4d0T)

Personally, I have always thought the GOP Establishment could bring this failure off, and I was right!

Posted by: Hrothgar Heavy Industries,VLLC at September 22, 2018 06:55 PM (n9EOP)

318 Well, not exactly. She was the drunk teenager. Explains the memory lapse about how she got there, where "there" was, when it was, how she got home, etc.
_______________

Yes, it's interesting that she can't recall what year it happened, she doesn't remember whose house it happened in, she doesn't know how she got to the house or how she got home that night, but she's absolutely sure that she only had one beer.

She said the boys had been drinking for hours, but she'd only had the one beer. Absolutely certain of that.

Bullshit.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 22, 2018 06:55 PM (fqUgw)

319 Has anyone ever won the Heisman only playing 1/2 of the seasons games?

Posted by: Moron Robbie is monkeying with his signature at September 22, 2018 06:55 PM (PRfdc)

320 The gop won't cave. It has caved.
Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 06:49 PM (pUZdr)

You caved. Long before this century started, you caved.

Don't put anyone else in your category until they prove it.

The rest of us will fight.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at September 22, 2018 06:55 PM (l7Kbv)

321 I want to vote for DEATH again.

Posted by: DaveA at September 22, 2018 06:56 PM (FhXTo)

322 -68k.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 22, 2018 06:51 PM (kT3/m)

Was that number intended to be negative?

Posted by: SERENITY NOW at September 22, 2018 06:56 PM (1GHJk)

323 And Flake. Styx is also > Flake.

Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2018 06:56 PM (MVjcR)

324 To hell with that SOB. I hate him more than Cracker Barrel.

--

...more than Cracker Barrel at 9pm after a Bubba family reunion full with 5 kids under the age of 4. 'Cause you know you're getting their table next.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at September 22, 2018 06:56 PM (mQ0Mc)

325 Predicted gorsuch votes and also that Kav would be the nominee. Seriously, it is eerie how well the markets predict things. When people bet actual money, the masses get it right.
Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 06:51 PM (pUZdr)

Gorsuch was a shoo-in, no Senate would bork a nominee made in the first 100 days and Kavanaugh was chosen from a short list of 2-3 nominees. Both very easy to predict.

Posted by: Surfperch at September 22, 2018 06:56 PM (hVHEm)

326 Few on our side want to infiltrate the left because they don't want to become infected. Those that do usually get something on them anyway, even if it's not fatal.

Posted by: freaked at September 22, 2018 06:56 PM (UdKB7)

327 Can everybody please stop saying yeah but in 2016 an unexpected event happened in an election? yeah 2016 was a huge surprise but that doesn't mean that every single political event from now until eternity will also be a huge surprise because of 2016

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 06:56 PM (pUZdr)

328 320. That's an unfair characterization. He hasn't caved. He's stood firm in defense of his beliefs and positions.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 22, 2018 06:57 PM (fA1SL)

329 The Predictit markets are highly volatile. You have to keep up minute by minute or you will get burned. Very few people have that kind of time.

Go Old Dominion.

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 06:57 PM (ALaia)

330 Somehow I doubt NZ is paying academics big money. And if she pulls this off it will be talking circuit, talk shows, every Leftist donor party.

Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2018 06:57 PM (T4oHT)

331 "Few on our side want to infiltrate the left because they don't want to become infected."

Send money to Project Veritas. They're doing it! Somehow they are getting the traitors to out themselves.

Posted by: gp at September 22, 2018 06:58 PM (mk9aG)

332 @322
Yes, he is listed as one of the poorest members of congress with liabilities leaving him with a net worth of negative 68K.

So basically, he in the pockets of paymasters more so than the average politician because he makes bad bets on real estate and investments.


The guy really is a piece of work.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 22, 2018 06:58 PM (kT3/m)

333 There comes a point where you just have to assume anyone who leaves office and takes up a high paying gig after engaging in cuckery was simply being paid off.
Exposing the scale of this sort of thing is one of the best things to come out of 2016.

Posted by: lurker at September 22, 2018 06:58 PM (67XdO)

334 318 Yes, it's interesting that she can't recall what year it happened,
she doesn't remember whose house it happened in, she doesn't know how
she got to the house or how she got home that night, but she's
absolutely sure that she only had one beer.



It's not merely interesting - it's prima facie evidence of lack of trustworthiness.

Posted by: Prof at September 22, 2018 06:58 PM (zgX3V)

335 Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 06:56 PM (pUZdr)


Why don't you go eat a big ol bag of dicks you chickenlittle troll.

Posted by: buzzion at September 22, 2018 06:59 PM (cAnNx)

336 Flake looks like John Kerry's asshole younger brother.

Posted by: Tami at September 22, 2018 06:59 PM (cF8AT)

337 Somebody likes James Okeef has been there and back but they made him pay for it. That never happens to lefty nitwits like Flake.

Posted by: freaked at September 22, 2018 06:59 PM (UdKB7)

338 The WaPo is now reporting that this woman was considering moving to New Zealand because she couldn't bear the thought of living in the U.S. if Kavanaugh was on the Supreme Court.

Would that this promise be kept just once.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at September 22, 2018 06:59 PM (rnAwa)

339 Imagine what politics would be like if there were no television cameras.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at September 22, 2018 06:59 PM (l9m7l)

340
Gorsuch was a shoo-in, no Senate would bork a nominee made in the first 100 days and Kavanaugh was chosen from a short list of 2-3 nominees. Both very easy to predict.
Posted by: Surfperch at September 22, 2018 06:56 PM (hVHEm)

Ok fine. It predicted accurately the number of votes. Look there are hundreds of bets on there for all sorts of events, even down to state senate seats. Not all will be accuraye, but generally it is very good.

And yes I know Trump was not accurate.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 06:59 PM (pUZdr)

341 Those that do usually get something on them anyway, even if it's not fatal.

Posted by: freaked at September 22, 2018 06:56 PM (UdKB7)

Zombie can tell you about this.

Posted by: SERENITY NOW at September 22, 2018 07:00 PM (1GHJk)

342 259

236; who in the fuck watches 60 minutes anymore? all the old fucks that
used to watch that shit are dead or gumming oatmeal in an extended care
facility.

Posted by: Dr. chavez THE hugo md. phd. at September 22, 2018 06:46


Noted. But the Spermy Daniels interview gained them a 10 year ratings high and 22.1 million viewers.



Posted by: olddog in mo at September 22, 2018 07:00 PM (Dhht7)

343 Don't buy in to Kav being guilty. By all accounts he's always been a Boy Scout, who likes a beer.

I thought the Left would make up something from his Yale frat days. No shortage of potential witnesses, no? But they had nada.

How plausible is a party of five where Ford just shows up a stranger in a bathing suit?

My pet theory is more plausible IMO. The party was made up, and Judge was included to corroborate it, exactly because he's a confessed HS blackout drunk who couldn't deny Ford's fabrications. Which is why her story is detailed in some respects except for where and when (she won't even pick a year).

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 07:00 PM (1UZdv)

344 Yes, it's interesting that she can't recall what year it happened, she
doesn't remember whose house it happened in, she doesn't know how she
got to the house or how she got home that night, but she's absolutely
sure that she only had one beer.

--

She can't testify, too traumatic;
She can't fill out her statement, also too traumatic;
She can't fly, too scared;
She doesn't want to be questioned by this person;
...but she hasn't been too traumatized to hire attorneys. She just hired another one for some reason. Why the need for a team of attorneys?

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at September 22, 2018 07:01 PM (mQ0Mc)

345
Why don't you go eat a big ol bag of dicks you chickenlittle troll.
Posted by: buzzion at September 22, 2018 06:59 PM (cAnNx)

Your anger at me is misdirected.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 07:01 PM (pUZdr)

346 Somehow I doubt NZ is paying academics big money. And if she pulls this off it will be talking circuit, talk shows, every Leftist donor party.

Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2018 06:57 PM (T4oHT)

NZ has a fairly sensible immigration policy. They do not give immigrant or work visas to academics unless they are invited by an academic institution, and no Kiwi is similarly qualified. Easier if you are from the UK, which Dr. Crazypants may sometimes believe herself to be (and royalty to boot!).

Posted by: Miklos, internationally relocated at September 22, 2018 07:01 PM (zCyNd)

347 I do strongly believe the GOPe should hurry and call a vote so if Kavanaugh falls short, MAGA can start announcing Judge Amy Barrett as the next candidiate to steal the dems attempt to drive a wedge between white women voters and republicans before the election.

Hold a vote by Thursday no matter what. Have Judge Amy Barrett ready to go.

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 07:01 PM (ALaia)

348 Aristocrat - them
Bolshevik - Dem
Menshevik - Pubbie
Kulak ------- Us

Posted by: Braenyard at September 22, 2018 07:01 PM (AHcCm)

349 'Imagine what politics would be like if there were no television cameras.'

Paintings of clowns?

Posted by: freaked at September 22, 2018 07:01 PM (UdKB7)

350 There are two nominees from arizona for the 9th circuit and district court. Both handpicked by Flake and mccain.

Mcconnell needs to dump them both

Posted by: Jonah at September 22, 2018 07:01 PM (vFd8X)

351 Holy Shit Old Dominion!!!

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 07:02 PM (ALaia)

352 >>>The WaPo is now reporting that this woman was considering moving to New Zealand because she couldn't bear the thought of living in the U.S. if Kavanaugh was on the Supreme Court.

...she'd have to get on an airplane for that.

I was told it was Rape-Lite to insist she fly to Washington to testify.

Posted by: El Kabong at September 22, 2018 07:02 PM (ZqktU)

353 342; nothing like porn to drag your ratings out of the shitter.
the shitter and stormy go together quite well.

Posted by: Dr. chavez THE hugo md. phd. at September 22, 2018 07:02 PM (KP5rU)

354 344 Why the need for a team of attorneys?

Consider her adversary and what he and/or his friends might do after whatever happens, happens.
I, myself, would not be so stupid and self-destructive as to make such enemies.

Posted by: Prof at September 22, 2018 07:02 PM (zgX3V)

355 Skank is the bestboiy George ever had.

Posted by: Braenyard at September 22, 2018 07:03 PM (AHcCm)

356 45-23 Final

The Defense is still a work in progress.

Also

Hey Aggies! Hey Aggies! Hey Aggies!
We just beat the hell out of you!
Rammer Jammer, Yellowhammer, give 'em hell, Alabama!

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 22, 2018 07:03 PM (yQpMk)

357 Grassley should never have given in. Thanks.. you fucking sucker of cock.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 22, 2018 07:03 PM (dUJdY)

358 So Monday basically is going to be the most expensive, elaborate and most likely farcical deposition in the history of the congress.

What a fucking joke.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 22, 2018 07:03 PM (kT3/m)

359 So, seems like we still know nothing. Just that a bumbling non-responsive response was given by Ford's team to Grassley. Who has yet to react.


Kav can go to the full Senate with various kinds of recos, or none, as some have explained. All that matters is the floor vote.


On that, it would be very surprising if there are no Dem "yes" votes. There are several who would be taking a big risk with a "no" (McKaskill's "no" almost surely reflects her need to go for broke with base enthusiasm, as she's firmly behind and there's nothing out there likely to change that).


And Pence breaks any ties.


SCOTUS issue was, for the first time, material to presidential voting last cycle. Primarily for Trump voters. Tester et al cannot be happy about any of this. It raises the profile tremendously on the vote, and eliminates their already-negligible wiggle room.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 07:03 PM (QDnY+)

360 326 Few on our side want to infiltrate the left because they don't want to become infected. Those that do usually get something on them anyway, even if it's not fatal.
Posted by: freaked at September 22, 2018 06:56 PM (UdKB7)

Act like a zek, get a rifle to the back of the head like a zek.

Posted by: Hikaru at September 22, 2018 07:03 PM (W4d0T)

361
She said the boys had been drinking for hours, but she'd only had the one beer.

https://tinyurl.com/yce9cyqy

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 22, 2018 07:03 PM (IqV8l)

362 Your anger at me is misdirected.

Right. Wrong. It's all beside the point.

Everyone is tired of listening to you cry like a 14-year-old girl who didn't get invited to the dance.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 22, 2018 07:04 PM (H5knJ)

363 Why does everyone assume Mitch wants Kav confirmed? Would not surprise me if Flake is taking the heat so Mitch can look like a victim in all of this, while pulling the strings.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 07:04 PM (pUZdr)

364 360.
* fistbump *
Hikaru gets it.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 22, 2018 07:04 PM (fA1SL)

365 Is this the answer to the question "What will Republicans do when they have the house, senate and White House?"

Here -- pull the other one!

Posted by: Octopussy at September 22, 2018 07:04 PM (cDylr)

366 Another question for the academic Dr. Ford. Chances are no one reading this hates to fly more than me. But I have to attend academic conferences as a job requirement, and I would imagine so does she. They can't be all local to her just as they're not to me. How does she get there? Sometimes you gotta suck it up and do it. This seems like one of those times. Hell I'd bet they'd send a military plane for her at this point.

Posted by: Doc at September 22, 2018 07:04 PM (Vgl4t)

367 so how many dudes have to step forward and confess "yeah, I banged this hard four in college but I was really really drunk" before her vapors at having her titties touched becomes ridiculous?

Posted by: x at September 22, 2018 07:05 PM (nFwvY)

368 She said the boys had been drinking for hours, but she'd only had the one beer.

https://tinyurl.com/yce9cyqy

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 22, 2018 07:03 PM (IqV8l)

Ja, ist Oktoberfest. One beer=ein liter.

Posted by: Miklos, rather fetching in lederhosen at September 22, 2018 07:05 PM (zCyNd)

369 I hope this bitch never knows another moments peace in her life.

Don't forgive and don't forget.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 22, 2018 07:05 PM (2Q5aC)

370 Is it half off for trolls on the weekend?

Good thing I read nic first.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2018 07:05 PM (w5kO1)

371 345
Why don't you go eat a big ol bag of dicks you chickenlittle troll.
Posted by: buzzion at September 22, 2018 06:59 PM (cAnNx)

Your anger at me is misdirected.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 07:01 PM (pUZdr



You're a pathetic annoying "sky is falling!" little bitch who has spent all year long declaring that Trump has sold us out on one thing after another. I don't have a problem with people that think correctly that the GOPe are a bunch of worthless pathetic sellout bitches. I find you an annoying turd. Go away troll.

Posted by: buzzion at September 22, 2018 07:05 PM (cAnNx)

372 359
So, seems like we still know nothing. Just that a bumbling
non-responsive response was given by Ford's team to Grassley. Who has
yet to react.

I've been looking for a reaction all afternoon.

Posted by: Prof at September 22, 2018 07:05 PM (zgX3V)

373 I guess we shouldn't be surprised the Dems pulled out all the stops to block the evil white man who wants to control women's bodies. To them the worst thing in the world is a conservative white guy on the court.

Posted by: freaked at September 22, 2018 07:06 PM (UdKB7)

374 326 Few on our side want to infiltrate the left because they don't want to become infected. Those that do usually get something on them anyway, even if it's not fatal.
Posted by: freaked at September 22, 2018 06:56 PM (UdKB7)

If a bllionare wants to pay for my new identity, I'd love to take the job. I liver amongst them for 6 years.

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 07:06 PM (ALaia)

375 Don't feed the troll @363

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 07:06 PM (1UZdv)

376 Grassley should never have given in. Thanks.. you fucking sucker of cock.
Posted by: Jewells45 at September 22, 2018 07:03 PM (dUJdY)

He should've kicked Flake off the committee last year when he withdrew from the Senate Race.

Posted by: Surfperch at September 22, 2018 07:06 PM (hVHEm)

377 Don't forgive and don't forget.

Amen to that.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 22, 2018 07:06 PM (dUJdY)

378 @347
I like the spirit and sentiment but the GOP cucks would never allow a vote on someone who has not gone through committee and on such short notice.

And besides, only the Democrats can pull a Frank Launtenburg for Toricelli swap a roo.


The Donks would have an Hawaiian judge block that maneuver within an hour.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 22, 2018 07:06 PM (kT3/m)

379
Everyone is tired of listening to you cry like a 14-year-old girl who didn't get invited to the dance.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 22, 2018 07:04 PM (H5knJ)

Lol what?

I said Flake killed the nomination. I was right. You and you and your fellow posters here with blinders on are acting like teen drama queens. You got played by Mitch and the Boyz. Accept it.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 07:06 PM (pUZdr)

380
the don't read the fucking comments

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at September 22, 2018 07:06 PM (zyDRC)

381 369
I hope this bitch never knows another moments peace in her life.

She has certainly been insensitive to at least 63 million of her fellow Americans.

Posted by: Prof at September 22, 2018 07:06 PM (zgX3V)

382 Predictit missed:

Brexit
Trump 2016
Toomey 2016
Bevan ky gov 2015
Tories england 2015
Michigan 2016
Penn 2016
Ron Johnson 2016

Junk site

Posted by: Jonah at September 22, 2018 07:07 PM (vFd8X)

383 Congrats Jeff Flake, you just punched your ticket on Air Pinochet

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 22, 2018 07:07 PM (SiINZ)

384 why don't you ever say anything righteous and uplifting? fucking moriarity mfer

Posted by: x at September 22, 2018 07:07 PM (nFwvY)

385 @363 Why does everyone assume Mitch wants Kav confirmed?
-------------------

1.) Something that McConnell has been *very* good about is getting justices pushed through (or stalling Garland until after Trump was sworn in).
2.) McConnell has stated repeatedly that Kavanaugh will be nominated. He's been very vocal about it. If Kavanaugh isn't nominated, it will be a big embarrassment for him.
3.) Others here have suggested that Kavanaugh is considered to be part of the Establishment, and thus someone that McConnell would probably want to confirm anyway.

Posted by: junior at September 22, 2018 07:07 PM (4ZkmO)

386 So Monday basically is going to be the most expensive, elaborate and most likely farcical deposition in the history of the congress.

What a fucking joke.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 22, 2018 07:03 PM (kT3/m)


No. Monday will not be a deposition. Monday hearing and testimony is totally off the table.

Monday is a business meeting. No matter what, 10 am Eastern on Monday is the deadest of deadlines. Ford doesn't agree to show Wednesday under the conditions set by Grassley by then, they are going to vote on Kavanaugh.

EXPECT: leftist craziness. Sitins by Dems on the committee. Bomb threats called in. Wackadoodles bleeding their period out for the cameras.






Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 07:08 PM (DH5wZ)

387 He should've kicked Flake off the committee last year when he withdrew from the Senate Race.
Posted by: Surfperch at September 22, 2018 07:06 PM (hVHEm)

Yep.. anyone who declares they aren't running again? Your out.. asshole.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 22, 2018 07:08 PM (dUJdY)

388 i miss mary cloggenstein from brattleboro. did her cats finally eat her?

Posted by: Dr. chavez THE hugo md. phd. at September 22, 2018 07:08 PM (KP5rU)

389 383 Congrats Jeff Flake, you just punched your ticket on Air Pinochet
Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 22, 2018 07:07 PM (SiINZ)


Upgraded to a window seat in first class.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with an added spark of divinity at September 22, 2018 07:08 PM (YqDXo)

390 Flake ruined martha mcsally also

Posted by: Jonah at September 22, 2018 07:08 PM (vFd8X)

391 @372
It's 7pm on the east coast, Grassley is probably already on his third scotch and nodding off in his reading chair.

An octoganarian has no business being in the senate let alone leading such an important committee like judiciary.

Doddering old fool has been weighed, measured and found wanting.

Posted by: Kreplach at September 22, 2018 07:08 PM (kT3/m)

392 I repeat the bet, skank:

Bet me. If you are right, and Kav is not confirmed, I will not comment for a month after a concession post. You can do likewise when he is.


and I'll add this sweetener and take one for the team, I'll stop commenting the moment you agree, until the bet is over, if you will do likewise.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 22, 2018 07:08 PM (yQpMk)

393 And if it were the opposite thing, a woman saying the chair of the RNC got groped by him when they were both fourteen, and Hillary's pick for SCOTUS having done a Chappaquiddick dunking while a circuit judge, where would all the spotlights be aimed?

Posted by: Les Kinetic at September 22, 2018 07:09 PM (RE8R9)

394 Yikes. Just flipped over to Virginia Tech game.

Posted by: Moron Robbie is monkeying with his signature at September 22, 2018 07:09 PM (PRfdc)

395 366 Hell I'd bet they'd send a military plane for her at this
point.

They should offer AF1.

Posted by: Prof at September 22, 2018 07:09 PM (zgX3V)

396 The GOPe are worse at politics than I was with girls in high school and college.

Except that back then I was not *trying* to fail.

Posted by: logprof at September 22, 2018 07:09 PM (e7oj4)

397 Old fucking Dominion!!!

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 07:09 PM (ALaia)

398 Look, you've been told by multiple regular posters over several days a this point. You're less welcome here than Banana Splits Guy. That's the only thing that needs to be accepted. By you.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 22, 2018 07:09 PM (H5knJ)

399 379. Then accept grump's challenge. If you're right, you'll have a whole month to shitpost and gaslight with his calling you out for the unrelenting stream of deliberately misleading and obvious anti-MAGA bullshit you post as if paid by the word. Accept the challenge, why don't you?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 22, 2018 07:10 PM (fA1SL)

400
I agree. It's better to lose elections with genuinely conservative candidates than win them with 5th Columners.
And that's not just because then we don't get sabotaged.
It's also because then the GOPe will eventually come to recognize that they will forever be just out of reach of obtaining majority power in the Congress as long as they continue to fail to cultivate and nominate viable conservative candidates.

Basically, we need to hold the GOPe's precious majority-power hostage until they ALWAYS give us decent, reliably conservative candidates to vote for.

We have to send that unmistakable message.

Posted by: Cold Civil War at September 22, 2018 07:10 PM (Z2PYk)

401 And notice the cucks get the most excited by the most liberal Republican candidates possible -- Sasse, Gardiner, etc. They always shriek in horror when real conservative candidates are running.

An hour and 50 minutes until my first drink (west coat and at work)

Max
17
Fuck This Shit
Q

Posted by: Max Power at September 22, 2018 07:10 PM (q177U)

402 I said Flake killed the nomination. I was right. You and you and your fellow posters here with blinders on are acting like teen drama queens. You got played by Mitch and the Boyz. Accept it.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 07:06 PM (pUZdr)


As what you predicted has not yet come to pass, you can't really claim you were right yet. It's like spiking the ball on the 20.

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 07:10 PM (DH5wZ)

403 392 I repeat the bet, skank:

Bet me. If you are right, and Kav is not confirmed, I will not comment for a month after a concession post. You can do likewise when he is.


and I'll add this sweetener and take one for the team, I'll stop commenting the moment you agree, until the bet is over, if you will do likewise.
Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 22, 2018 07:08 PM (yQpMk)

Not worth it Grump, speaking selfishly for me and the gun thread...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, well-armed dreg of society at September 22, 2018 07:10 PM (xJa6I)

404 'Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer'

6 years? Are you sure you could handle it? I'm having a problem handling it from this side.

Posted by: freaked at September 22, 2018 07:10 PM (UdKB7)

405 394 Yikes. Just flipped over to Virginia Tech game.
Posted by: Moron Robbie is monkeying with his signature at September 22, 2018 07:09 PM (PRfdc)

--Go Blue!!!!

Posted by: logprof at September 22, 2018 07:10 PM (e7oj4)

406 Markets are better than most of us at predicting many things. It's part wisdom of crowds and virtual information cycling. But they can often be very wrong. Beauty is that they can self-correct.

The big issue in 2016 was turnout. I expected it to be very different from prior cycles, and made "unscientific" assumptions to conclude in March 2016 that Trump would get 300 to 310 EVs even if he lost the popular vote.

Turnout in 2018 won't be like any other mid-term. I'm predicting a small but still surfeable Red Wave.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 07:11 PM (1UZdv)

407 Pelosi can go fetch her and ply her with rare vintage wines and soft words of consolation.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 22, 2018 07:11 PM (2Q5aC)

408 395 366 Hell I'd bet they'd send a military plane for her at this
point.

They should offer AF1.
Posted by: Prof


Airwolf

Posted by: x at September 22, 2018 07:11 PM (nFwvY)

409 Ok I will leave. Used to be a time when Ace was a place to exchange ideas. Now it is nothing but a delusional echo chamber where the gop can do no wrong.

Have at it.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 07:11 PM (pUZdr)

410
This is why we lose.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at September 22, 2018 07:12 PM (zyDRC)

411 390 Flake ruined martha mcsally also

From what I've heard, she's doing a bang-up job of sinking her own candidacy all by her little self.

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 07:12 PM (9TYxj)

412 i miss mary cloggenstein from brattleboro. did her cats finally eat her?

--

Heh. There used to be some show about people with dangerous animals for pets. I remember a few where the people weren't heard from for days. When the police would be called and have to break in the front door, they'd find a half-eaten body lying on the floor and the animal/snake/lizard still running around eating the guts.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at September 22, 2018 07:12 PM (mQ0Mc)

413 386 Monday is a business meeting. No matter what, 10 am Eastern on Monday
is the deadest of deadlines. Ford doesn't agree to show Wednesday under
the conditions set by Grassley by then, they are going to vote on
Kavanaugh.


I pray this is true.

Posted by: Prof at September 22, 2018 07:12 PM (zgX3V)

414 would have been an appropriate knee to the groin,

Wait a minute - he skips 1st base so you nuke 3rd? Whatever happened to the slap?

Posted by: DaveA at September 22, 2018 07:12 PM (FhXTo)

415 i miss mary cloggenstein from brattleboro. did her cats finally eat her?
Posted by: Dr. chavez THE hugo md. phd. at September 22, 2018 07:08 PM (KP5rU)

I think she's been at a protest march in Montpelier for the past month.

Posted by: Surfperch at September 22, 2018 07:12 PM (hVHEm)

416 That'd Old Dominion's back up QB!!!

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 07:12 PM (ALaia)

417 CBS sports shows Old Dominion ranked 124 of 129

Posted by: Moron Robbie is monkeying with his signature at September 22, 2018 07:12 PM (PRfdc)

418 Frustrated that I can't get the Tech-ODU game.

Meanwhile, C-SPAN2 has had both Judge Jeanine and Steve Hilton on today with their books.

Posted by: logprof at September 22, 2018 07:12 PM (e7oj4)

419 "mary cloggenstein from brattleboro"

She went away for an operation.

Posted by: Marty Cloggenstein from Brattleboro VT at September 22, 2018 07:13 PM (UdKB7)

420 409. Don't forget your pineapple, Mary.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 22, 2018 07:13 PM (fA1SL)

421 Flake could be pissed about the hate mail Heidi and I keep sending him. We're regulars so we apologize.

.....damn she's typing another one.

Oh what the hell....

"Dear whiny pissy little boy...."

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 22, 2018 07:13 PM (3SzRC)

422 Why does everyone assume Mitch wants Kav confirmed? Would not surprise me if Flake is taking the heat so Mitch can look like a victim in all of this, while pulling the strings.
Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 07:04 PM (pUZdr)

You have lost at everything in your life, have you not? You apply your failure to every aspect of today's political sphere. It isn't how things work. We win. Why? Because we fight. Not every battle is won. The war continues. The next battle is the one we have to win.

Trump won. We ARE winning. But you want to concede the next battle before it is fought. No. Americans don't do that. Not since 1776. We fight. If we lose one, we win the next. THAT is America. Get with it, or GTFO.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at September 22, 2018 07:13 PM (l7Kbv)

423 Somebody needs to accuse Jeff Flake of sexual misconduct.
Doesn't have to be true. He had impure thoughts or something.
Sic him.

Posted by: ALH at September 22, 2018 07:13 PM (6Zmow)

424 387 He should've kicked Flake off the committee last year when he withdrew from the Senate Race.
Posted by: Surfperch at September 22, 2018 07:06 PM (hVHEm)

Yep.. anyone who declares they aren't running again? Your out.. asshole.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 22, 2018 07:08 PM (dUJdY)

And take Paul Effin' Ryan with ya...

Posted by: Tami at September 22, 2018 07:13 PM (cF8AT)

425 Ok I will leave. Used to be a time when Ace was a place to exchange ideas. Now it is nothing but a delusional echo chamber where the gop can do no wrong.

RYFKM?? All people do here is complain how awful the GOP are. It might be an echo chamber, but in the exact opposite direction in which you claim. You are either being deliberately deceptive, or you have aspergers or something.

Posted by: Max Power at September 22, 2018 07:14 PM (q177U)

426 Ms Blasey, what is your connection to RU-whatever, the abortion pill, and as a second question, did you have an abortion before marriage, and why?

Posted by: Les Kinetic at September 22, 2018 07:14 PM (RE8R9)

427 If the gop loses congress. At least Trump will finally know who his enemies are.

Mcconnell has been the gop leader since 2007, he cannot take down lightweight Flake

Posted by: Jonah at September 22, 2018 07:14 PM (vFd8X)

428 And of course people like Flake, Corker, Murkowski,




Wall, firing squad some assembly required

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 22, 2018 07:14 PM (SiINZ)

429 West Point playing Oklahoma today.

If they keep it within 5 touchdowns, that will be a moral victory.

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 07:15 PM (DH5wZ)

430 404 'Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer'

6 years? Are you sure you could handle it? I'm having a problem handling it from this side.
Posted by: freaked at September 22, 2018 07:10 PM (UdKB7)

Yes, if I'm paid well. It's a war.

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 07:15 PM (ALaia)

431 Jeff Flake is going to go out having all the " right people" hating him.

He's getting exactly what he wants.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, pre-order The Battle of Lake Erie today! at September 22, 2018 07:16 PM (Jj43a)

432
Hell I'd bet they'd send a military plane for her at this
point.

They should offer AF1.


The Peanuts Blimp

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 22, 2018 07:16 PM (IqV8l)

433 371
I find you an annoying turd. Go away troll.

I saw the Annoying Turds open for Captain Beefheart and the Lost Planet Airmen in Philly at Vitos Black and Blue Bar and Grill .

Posted by: Vito and Guido's Customer Service Depatrment at September 22, 2018 07:16 PM (ICWiF)

434 'Now it is nothing but a delusional echo chamber where the gop can do no wrong. '

wrong wrong wrong wron...

Posted by: an echo at September 22, 2018 07:16 PM (UdKB7)

435 "Dear whiny pissy little boy...."

lol.. I think I like this Heidi chick!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 22, 2018 07:16 PM (dUJdY)

436 423 Somebody needs to accuse Jeff Flake of sexual misconduct.

Posted by: ALH at September 22, 2018 07:13 PM (6Zmow)


We should accuse him of felching, and we'll go everywhere on the internet calling him Felchin' Flake.

Posted by: SERENITY NOW at September 22, 2018 07:16 PM (1GHJk)

437 So, we still don't know anything. And Judiciary has not responded, AFAIK. With respect, I don't find ace's friends' insights or those of a few twatters people with sources and connections to be of much interest in this particular situation. Actions, facts, results - those are all that matter.


And speaking of those, I would think Grassley and Co. would understand they should not be just sitting there, mute, after their twice-extended deadline was repudiated by the other side.


OK, you say, there's lots of yelling and talking and so on going on within the committee and with Mitch, etc etc. Doesn't change the point. This has got to be the worst fake smear job evah. Bumble festival the whole way.


Today's non-response was predictable, and in any case a 50% chance at minimum. Leadership should have had their response well worked out. And Flake's position wouldn't really matter - or it would be factored in. Either way, there shouldn't be this silence.


Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 07:16 PM (QDnY+)

438 Dang. Let's go Old Dominion.

Posted by: Moron Robbie is monkeying with his signature at September 22, 2018 07:17 PM (PRfdc)

439 409 Ok I will leave. Used to be a time when Ace was a place to exchange ideas. Now it is nothing but a delusional echo chamber where the gop can do no wrong.

Have at it.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 07:11 PM (pUZdr)

What!? The gop is pretty much despised around here.

Posted by: Tami at September 22, 2018 07:17 PM (cF8AT)

440 Wow!!! Old Dominion football program is only 10 years old with 2nd string QB. Up by 2 TDs against VaTech!

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 07:17 PM (ALaia)

441 'Yes, if I'm paid well. It's a war.'

I'd probably have to choke a bitch 6 months in.

Posted by: freaked at September 22, 2018 07:18 PM (UdKB7)

442 @425 RYFKM?? All people do here is complain how awful the GOP are. It might be an echo chamber, but in the exact opposite direction in which you claim. You are either being deliberately deceptive, or you have aspergers or something.
------------------

Given the poster's obtuseness in this thread alone (back and forth with him essentially amounted to -

"The sky is falling!"
"No, it's not because x, y, z."
"You're wrong! The sky is falling!"
"No, it's not, because a, b, c."
"You're wrong! The sky is falling! Why is this place such an echo chamber!?"

I'm not sure why you're surprised that he's announcing that he's leaving.

Posted by: junior at September 22, 2018 07:18 PM (4ZkmO)

443 438 Dang. Let's go Old Dominion.
Posted by: Moron Robbie is monkeying with his signature at September 22, 2018 07:17 PM (PRfdc)

--I'm an Old Dumb You alum.

Posted by: logprof at September 22, 2018 07:18 PM (e7oj4)

444 When you put the clowns in charge, don't be surprised when a circus breaks out.

Also don't be surprised when people who fucking hate clowns torch their stupid car and beat the living, ungodly shit out of them.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at September 22, 2018 07:18 PM (myjNJ)

445 439. He hates the GOP as well, but for a different reason.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 22, 2018 07:18 PM (fA1SL)

446 Turnout in 2018 won't be like any other mid-term. I'm predicting a small but still surfeable Red Wave.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 07:11 PM (1UZdv)

This will only happen if they keep it together on Kavanaugh. No one likes the stink of loser. If they fold like cheap suits, there are tens of thousands of Americans who will ask, "What's the difference?" And no one will have a good answer for them.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at September 22, 2018 07:18 PM (59zIf)

447 Seems like a lot of gaslighting, people who don't know the senate rules or realize there is no official statement yet.

And Sean Davis ain't Edgar Cayce. Dudes been wrong more than Hillary's pollster.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2018 07:19 PM (w5kO1)

448 I'm not sure why you're surprised that he's announcing that he's leaving.


It was a dignified exit. A moment of silence, please.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 22, 2018 07:19 PM (yQpMk)

449 I saw Jeff Flake steal candy from a baby at a grocery store around 25 years ago, he better prove he didn't and why he hates babies.

Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2018 07:19 PM (T4oHT)

450 OK, look. I know it's "quaint" to read and follow official stuff and not immediately jump on the latest twitter rumor (though I admit I love me some Sean Davis tweets, the man's a savage), but here's the facts as they seem to be at this very moment...

1) The Senate Judiciary Committee is still, as of right now, scheduled for a 10AM business meeting on Monday. The first item on the agenda? Vote on a recommendation for the nominations of Judge K and 9 others.

2) The official Judiciary Committee position is as it was yesterday afternoon
2a) We can move the previously scheduled Monday hearing to Wednesday
2b) Ford testifies first, Judge K after
2c) Outside counsel will not dictate to the Committee who gets to ask questions
2d) Fine - Judge K can sit in another room while Ford testifies and we'll limit media coverage

3) Ford's legal team is all over the media saying "She's testifying" in big bold letters and then, in the 9th and 10th paragraphs you find out they are nowhere close to agreeing to any of the terms, above.

So that's it. Those are the facts on the ground.

Everything else - literally everything else - is rumor, speculation, gaslighting, and FUD.

I have too little hair left on my head to set it all ablaze just yet, my previous sentiments that The Flake should DIAF not withstanding.

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 07:20 PM (9TYxj)

451 448. * checks table *
He forgot his pineapple.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 22, 2018 07:20 PM (fA1SL)

452 If you have a ruku and an IPad or IPhone, I highly recommend the apps IWebTv to cast from mobile device to Roku onto big tv. No downloading... All streaming.

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 07:20 PM (ALaia)

453 423 "Somebody needs to accuse Jeff Flake of sexual misconduct."

Ds win Congress and anyone in Gov with an R next to their name will be subject to this.

Posted by: Doc at September 22, 2018 07:20 PM (Vgl4t)

454 I don't think it's too early to say heck yeah, logprof.
*fistbump*

Posted by: Moron Robbie is monkeying with his signature at September 22, 2018 07:20 PM (PRfdc)

455 Okay. How 'bout that Tide?

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 22, 2018 07:20 PM (yQpMk)

456 . Now it is nothing but a delusional echo chamber where the gop can do no wrong.



sez the guy who for two years has been spitting on his hands, hoisting up the white flag, and splitting his buttcheeks.

Posted by: x at September 22, 2018 07:20 PM (nFwvY)

457 Tami, A big Hello. Haven't had a chance to say Hi in awhile.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 22, 2018 07:21 PM (2Q5aC)

458 I'm not sure what's going on with Grassley, but his non-response may be deliberate. He made an offer, which Ford's lawyer didn't accept, which was tine sensitive and which has already expired. Instead, she made an offer she knew Grassley wouldn't accept.

Why does Grassley have to do anything except enjoy his Sunday and then show up Monday morning to work on what's already been scheduled.

Will Flake show up on some Sunday Shows. My bet is both NBC and ABC.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 07:22 PM (1UZdv)

459 Hey everybody.
Ace, agreed.
I'm sick of these moderates' refusal to:
- follow the will of the people
- show any balls or backbone whatsoever

They have zero interest in resolving any problem. All they give a shit about anymore is fundraising.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 22, 2018 07:22 PM (feaxc)

460 Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 07:11 PM (pUZdr)

What!? The gop is pretty much despised around here.

Posted by: Tami at September 22, 2018 07:17 PM (cF8AT



Pathetic turds tend to have a massive martyr complex. And think they're the lone voice shouting against the wind. Admitting that it's not the disdain of the GOP but his actual behavior that has annoyed people would be too much for his worthless existence to handle.

Posted by: buzzion at September 22, 2018 07:22 PM (cAnNx)

461 454 I don't think it's too early to say heck yeah, logprof.
*fistbump*
Posted by: Moron Robbie is monkeying with his signature at September 22, 2018 07:20 PM (PRfdc)

--Are you a Monarch as well?

Posted by: logprof at September 22, 2018 07:22 PM (e7oj4)

462 Drudge is saying that she definitely WILL testify next week. Is that already known here? (Too lazy to read the thread.)

Posted by: zombie at September 22, 2018 07:22 PM (c+2jX)

463 456. No. That's not what he was doing. He was wanting us to do that.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 22, 2018 07:23 PM (fA1SL)

464 The ACC might be worse than the PAC 12 this year. They may be worse than UFC's conference. They are a bad conference.

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 07:23 PM (ALaia)

465 Okay. How 'bout that Tide?

Posted by: Grump928(C)

-

RTR

It's neat to see the offense helping the defense stay in the game.

Posted by: Moron Robbie is monkeying with his signature at September 22, 2018 07:23 PM (PRfdc)

466 Hey Ben! How goes it?

You hosting the TXMoMe again?

Posted by: Tami at September 22, 2018 07:23 PM (cF8AT)

467
We don't know yet if Flake will end up sinking Kavanaugh But He Sure Is Trying To.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at September 22, 2018 07:23 PM (zyDRC)

468 455 Okay. How 'bout that Tide?

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 22, 2018 07:20 PM (yQpMk)



Even though the troll has flounced, can we get a month of you not talking about Alabama instead

Posted by: buzzion at September 22, 2018 07:24 PM (cAnNx)

469 238
If Flake, Sasse, Collins, McCain, Corker, and Murky started a band they'd be called...
The Traveling Cucklburys
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at September 22, 2018 06:32 PM (zyDRC)

------

The Sixx Cocksuckers

Posted by: BluesFish at September 22, 2018 07:24 PM (L4npP)

470 Have at it.

Posted by: #neverskankles at September 22, 2018 07:11 PM (pUZdr)

A concession speech modeled after Hillary's.

Posted by: Miklos, now time for "shrimp" on the "barbie" with dog whistle accompaniment at September 22, 2018 07:24 PM (zCyNd)

471 462 Drudge is saying that she definitely WILL testify next week. Is that already known here? (Too lazy to read the thread.)

Drudge is reading the same BS everyone else is. Ford's hacks are screaming "SHE'S TESTIFYING!" from the rooftops but you have to get to the last paragraph in the article before you're told they've agreed to none of Grassley's conditions.

No. Deal.

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 07:25 PM (9TYxj)

472 I agree that if Kavanaugh is sunk, it will be a blue wave as conservative voters will wonder the point is.

But we should also remember that Flake alone is not to blame for this, McConnell has the power to yank him off committees and also blackball him, twist arms, etc.

So if Kavanaugh goes down over Flake, I'm holding GOP leadership responsible as it was abundantly clear to EVERYONE Flake was making everything personal and destroying the GOP agenda.

For the record, I think Kavanaugh will be confirmed, but I think liberals will have given plenty of cover to Red State Democrats to explain why they all voted no. It would have been a powerful election tool to beat them over the head with.

Posted by: Blago at September 22, 2018 07:25 PM (UfkIY)

473 Are you a Monarch as well?

-

No, one of those hated Bama grads. Flipped over to watch NCSU and can't be more happy for Old Dominion, though. That was a great win.

Posted by: Moron Robbie is monkeying with his signature at September 22, 2018 07:25 PM (PRfdc)

474 We need a simple rule in Congress: Anyone who does not cast an aye or nay vote is treated as not existing for that vote. Flake votes present? Okay, the Senate is a body of 99 members for that vote, the number needed for a majority changes in accordance, and he goes down as not doing his damn job. No more of this BS.

Posted by: Cortillaen at September 22, 2018 07:25 PM (rpKZV)

475 The Aristocrats. 'Tweeee. Excuse me.'

Posted by: Eromero at September 22, 2018 07:26 PM (zLDYs)

476 Will Flake show up on some Sunday Shows. My bet is both NBC and ABC.
Posted by: Ignoramus
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Where he will receive the sympathy/confirmation/reinforcement that he seeks, and they will promote.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 22, 2018 07:26 PM (OuRYP)

477 462 Drudge is saying that she definitely WILL testify next week. Is that already known here? (Too lazy to read the thread.)

Posted by: zombie at September 22, 2018 07:22 PM (c+2jX)


Drudge links to a CNBC article that says she would testify "sometime" next week if they can work out the details.

Ford did not agree to the terms laid out by the Committee.

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 07:26 PM (DH5wZ)

478 It is time for America to have a long discussion about Flake's Mormonism. To start, here are a few questions this American'd like to see answered:1. Can Utah's (and rural Arizona's for that matter) economy survive without constant tax-payer backing? (How is Mormon grange-culture like, say, indigent, inner-city welfare-ism?)
2. Do exclusionary Mormons <u>deserve</u> Anglo America's charity? (Can't we apply means-tests to their constant claims on our fisc?)3. Why, if Mormons are God's chosen Ones, do they require so much gib-me's from the rest of us?
4. Mormon scriptures state their followers' supremacy over the rest of America's <i> Goyim</i>. Why, if claims of sectarian supremacy are so bad, does the Mormon church get a pass on this document-able, institutional arrogance?5. Are Mormon judges capable of applying justice blindly given their scriptures' urgings to yield always to church doctrines?
Get answers to those questions, and I think you'll be better able to understand Flake's flakiness while serving on American, Anglo-Saxon parliamentary bodies.

Posted by: steveaz at September 22, 2018 07:26 PM (X56YX)

479 Only care about two things.

Get me a minimum 50 votes.

Seated by Oct 1st.


F everything else.

Posted by: Ha at September 22, 2018 07:26 PM (MAstk)

480 Drudge is saying that she definitely WILL testify next week. Is that already known here? (Too lazy to read the thread.)
Posted by: zombie at September 22, 2018 07:22 PM (c+2jX)

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She will never actually testify. All that has been agreed is that she says she will, with details to be "worked out". So, never, and certainly not under oath. She has too much to lose.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 07:26 PM (I16G8)

481 Tami, Yes, with a pig roast and twice the target ranges.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 22, 2018 07:26 PM (2Q5aC)

482 466 Hey Ben! How goes it?

You hosting the TXMoMe again?
Posted by: Tami at September 22, 2018 07:23 PM (cF8AT)
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There's a TXMoMe?

Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2018 07:26 PM (MVjcR)

483 Her handlers are gonna say she's testifying (but after Monday) so that no one holds a vote then last minute, surprise, they need another delay because Ford forgot where she put her keys or something.

If Grassley doesn't see this ruse then I don't know what to say.

Posted by: Iasonas at September 22, 2018 07:26 PM (MIvRT)

484 >> 449 I saw Jeff Flake steal candy from a baby at a
>> grocery store around 25 years ago
I saw Jeff Flake refuse to pay an underage prostitute.

Posted by: Senator Bob Menendez at September 22, 2018 07:27 PM (o2vOl)

485 Murk and Collins both have chairmanships. They have a lot to lose. Corker is a loyal elite.

This is all flake

Posted by: Jonah at September 22, 2018 07:27 PM (vFd8X)

486 That 2nd string QB who threw for close to 500 yards and 5 TD's will have the hottest girl within 100 miles of Old Dominion after this game.

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 07:27 PM (ALaia)

487
*looks at calendar*
*counts the days to Nov 6*

I hope the movie thread has some good movies.

Posted by: Waldo Khornbloom at September 22, 2018 07:27 PM (oYD2h)

488 "Somebody needs to accuse Jeff Flake of sexual misconduct."

I was in Arizona in July. I was in a, what I would call a fairly nice little bar. Minding my own business. Just came in for a quick drink and suddenly a man appears at my side. He oozed slime but hey, he offered to buy me a drink so I said.. sure. One for the road, right? Suddenly I felt kind of weird and light headed. He offered to drive me home. Once in the car he grabbed my boobs and stuck his hand "down there". I didn't know what to do.. I was helpless. Next day I wake up in a strange hotel and see the face of the man who molested me on the TV! It was Jeff Flake. OMG.... I think.. can this really have happened???

well... of course it COULD have happened.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 22, 2018 07:28 PM (dUJdY)

489 McConnell needs to remove Flake from committee. Replace with yes vote.

RNC needs to excommunicate Flake

Arizona needs to make Flakes life a living Hell...make him move

Posted by: torabora at September 22, 2018 07:28 PM (dNNMT)

490 251 None. At the very worst, someone got handsy at a party with underage kids and alcohol. Punishment at the time would have been an appropriate knee to the groin, and then telling all your girlfriends. Because that's what would have happened in that scenario, if the hands were unwelcome.
Posted by: grammie winger at September 22, 2018 06:33 PM (lwiT4)

+++

Exactly.
Posted by: washrivergal at September 22, 2018 06:45 PM (dI3/S)

If it merited it.
Historical record, as we know it, it was not even worth remembering.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 22, 2018 07:28 PM (1g7ch)

491 Wasn't there someone else who habitually voted 'Present'?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 22, 2018 07:28 PM (OuRYP)

492 481 Tami, Yes, with a pig roast and twice the target ranges.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 22, 2018 07:26 PM (2Q5aC)

Oh yum! And WOW! Send me some pulled pork.

Posted by: Tami at September 22, 2018 07:28 PM (cF8AT)

493 478.
The Mormon fears the Samurai, ya mean?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 22, 2018 07:28 PM (fA1SL)

494 Weasel, Shirley you jest!

Posted by: Ben Had at September 22, 2018 07:29 PM (2Q5aC)

495 I'm fixing ribs for Sunday lunch tomorrow.
I already have them in the crockpot.

Posted by: ALH at September 22, 2018 07:29 PM (6Zmow)

496 Nice summary, DocJ.


Everything ace posted is correct, but as far as the mechanics of the Kav situation, we're still in the dark. All we know is what DocJ summarized.


One more thing, not really a quibble. Along with the unprecedented misbehavior we all saw in the hearings so far, the Senate Dems have pulled out all stops in ....... attacking GOP senators. It's not the norm.


You can find it various places. Pergram's twatters has a continuing stream of jaw-dropping slanders and idiocy from the likes of that pathetic little Blumenthal creature, and other loathsome stupid Dems. So far, only Cotton has responded (to ChiFi's outrageous comments).


It is a yuuge mistake for the Senate GOP to remain essentially silent in the face of this non-stop slander. (Cotton is only one to respond that I've seen so far) They should be giving back 10X what they're getting.


FFS, "professional politicians", Julia is not f***ing deciding the mid-terms. This loathsome misandrist hysteria is not gaining traction.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 07:29 PM (QDnY+)

497 464 The ACC might be worse than the PAC 12 this year. They may be worse than UFC's conference. They are a bad conference.
Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 07:23 PM (ALaia)

--The ACC is Clemson, and Everyone Else this year.

BC and Pitt both shew their arses today.

It's gonna be a long slog.

Posted by: logprof at September 22, 2018 07:29 PM (e7oj4)

498 And another thing piisses me off is this ""sensitivity" to Fords feelings, and travel issues. Meanwhile, is the GOP sensitive to what Kavanaugh and his family are going through having this dragged out and waiting for the next fake accusation to appear?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 22, 2018 07:29 PM (3SzRC)

499 Jeff Flake steals candy from babies, and gives it to diabetic babies.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 22, 2018 07:29 PM (yQpMk)

500 "No. Deal."

Like I said @458. Media wants to wish it different.

My read is that Grassley wants to keep Ford's lawyer in limbo, until she demands a response to her non-offer offer.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 07:29 PM (1UZdv)

501 There's no good in voting 'present'. Only malice, destruction, and cowardice.

This is all McConnel need point out to the Snowflake Diva.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 22, 2018 06:51 PM (c07y/)

I can't see why you would think he would give a fuck about the feelings of a couple of underage females. No, what McConnell needs to point out are the pictures of him blowing goats.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 22, 2018 07:29 PM (9BLnV)

502 M (fA1SL)

494 Weasel, Shirley you jest!
Posted by: Ben Had at September 22, 2018 07:29 PM (2Q5aC)
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I jest! I jest!!!
And please don't call me surely.

Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2018 07:30 PM (MVjcR)

503 Glad my Internet at home is broke.

So which Circle of Hell is Flake?

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 22, 2018 07:30 PM (Y9g6h)

504 'It was Jeff Flake. '

That's so awful Jewels. Do you mind if we spread this all over the Internet, TV, and radio?

Posted by: freaked at September 22, 2018 07:30 PM (UdKB7)

505 There's a TXMoMe?

Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2018 07:26 PM (MVjcR)

Oh you hush, you. You're not fooling me. You've already sent the necessary cigars to Ben.

Posted by: Tami at September 22, 2018 07:30 PM (cF8AT)

506 Posted by: steveaz at September 22, 2018 07:26 PM (X56YX)

Use brackets for the underlines and italics. I don't know why, but that's just the way things work around here.

Posted by: Surfperch at September 22, 2018 07:30 PM (hVHEm)

507 I will not testify on a boat,
I will not testify with a goat.
I will not testify,
Here nor there.
I will not testify anywhere.
I will not testify first. Or last.
I will not testify slow or fast.
There's nothing more for me to say.
I can't remember, anyway.
Dr.Seuss-Ford"

written by Dr. Carol Swain

Posted by: andycanuck at September 22, 2018 07:30 PM (Evws/)

508 471
Drudge is reading the same BS everyone else is. Ford's hacks are
screaming "SHE'S TESTIFYING!" from the rooftops but you have to get to
the last paragraph in the article before you're told they've agreed to
none of Grassley's conditions.


I am hoping Grassley is playing Kirk in the Corbomite Maneuver: "let him [Balok] sweat it out for a change."

Posted by: Prof at September 22, 2018 07:30 PM (zgX3V)

509 Kentucky versus Miss State now. I'm rolling with Kentucky in this one. Great all day football ending with Washington versus Herm Edwards coached Arizona State starting at 10pm!!! Woooooo hooooo!

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 07:30 PM (ALaia)

510 I don't think she ever testifies, she'll blame it on some stupid detail and the Democrats will rally around that it was the GOP that denied her voice.

Just get it over with and let them scream, it will be screaming about something else next week.

Let Flake vote no and move on.

But getting a conservative justice on the SC is absolutely a hill worth dying on.

Posted by: Blago at September 22, 2018 07:30 PM (UfkIY)

511 507
I will not testify on a boat,
I will not testify with a goat.
I will not testify,
Here nor there.
I will not testify anywhere.
I will not testify first. Or last.
I will not testify slow or fast.
There's nothing more for me to say.
I can't remember, anyway.
Dr.Seuss-Ford"

SPECTACULAR!

Posted by: Prof at September 22, 2018 07:31 PM (zgX3V)

512 Her handlers are gonna say she's testifying (but after Monday) so that no one holds a vote then last minute, surprise, they need another delay because Ford forgot where she put her keys or something.

If Grassley doesn't see this ruse then I don't know what to say.

Posted by: Iasonas at September 22, 2018 07:26 PM (MIvRT)


Grassley has offered Wednesday. If she doesn't answer that she is agreeing to Wednesday and all of the other conditions by 10 am Monday, Kavanaugh is getting voted on Monday morning.

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 07:31 PM (DH5wZ)

513 503. Same as the furries and bronies.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 22, 2018 07:31 PM (fA1SL)

514 Glad my Internet at home is broke.

So which Circle of Hell is Flake?
Posted by: Anna Puma at September 22, 2018 07:30 PM (Y9g6h)

Maverick level

Posted by: auscolpyr at September 22, 2018 07:31 PM (oFsfu)

515 That Jeff Flake is a maverick.

Posted by: Zombie John McCain at September 22, 2018 07:32 PM (o2vOl)

516 505 There's a TXMoMe?

Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2018 07:26 PM (MVjcR)

Oh you hush, you. You're not fooling me. You've already sent the necessary cigars to Ben.
Posted by: Tami at September 22, 2018 07:30 PM (cF8AT)
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WeaselWoman is coming too, so everyone please forget most of what I've said here the last few years. Except for all the times I've said that she's the best Schmoopie in the whole world!

Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2018 07:32 PM (MVjcR)

517 the disdain of the GOP but his actual behavior that has annoyed people

At least trying to be funny or interesting goes a long way here.

Posted by: DaveA at September 22, 2018 07:33 PM (FhXTo)

518 That's so awful Jewels. Do you mind if we spread this all over the Internet, TV, and radio?
Posted by: freaked at September 22, 2018 07:30 PM (UdKB7)

NO of course not.. but please don't use my name.. or the date.. or his name or anything else for that matter. I mean.. I need my privacy.. ya know???

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 22, 2018 07:33 PM (dUJdY)

519 Wasn't there someone else who habitually voted 'Present'?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 22, 2018 07:28 PM (OuRYP)

Yes, my friendsh, there was.

Posted by: Zombie John McCain at September 22, 2018 07:33 PM (hVHEm)

520 Flake is in a cult? How come the media doesn't know about this?

Posted by: freaked at September 22, 2018 07:33 PM (UdKB7)

521 493 478.
The Mormon fears the Samurai, ya mean?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 22, 2018 07:28 PM (fA1SL)

Heh.

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 07:34 PM (ALaia)

522 Posted by: steveaz at September 22, 2018 07:26 PM (X56YX)

You are almost as good as the communist lest at this tribalism thing. Any other groups that don't deserve support from "Anglo Americans"? How do I know if I'm Anglo-American?

Posted by: SERENITY NOW at September 22, 2018 07:34 PM (1GHJk)

523 flake should be swabbing the shitters at one of those out of thevway native american casinos in arizona. not smelling up the halls of the senate. good thing hairy reed is retired.

Posted by: Dr. chavez THE hugo md. phd. at September 22, 2018 07:34 PM (KP5rU)

524 519 Wasn't there someone else who habitually voted 'Present'?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 22, 2018 07:28 PM (OuRYP)

Guilty

Posted by: The Wizard of Uhs at September 22, 2018 07:34 PM (e7oj4)

525 Flake is the guy who runs the wrong way to score a touchdown foe the other team. We have several of these types, they have none.

Posted by: torabora at September 22, 2018 07:34 PM (dNNMT)

526 I don't understand why some mental health experts aren't speaking up. This woman's extreme reaction to this nearly 40-year old drunken teenage grope is so over the top that it's obvious that's not the real issue with her.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at September 22, 2018 06:45 PM (fqUgw)

Ethical mental health experts would never attempt to analyze somebody over the TV or from newsprint. No, unethical mental experts are the only ones that do that. Like "Trump is mentally deranged!"

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at September 22, 2018 07:34 PM (9BLnV)

527 So I hadn't realized Flake's perfidy and assumed he'd fall in line when W endorsed Kav. I thought all this accomodation was to pacify Collins.

Posted by: kallisto at September 22, 2018 07:34 PM (Zxs9d)

528 And another thing piisses me off is this ""sensitivity" to Fords feelings, and travel issues. Meanwhile, is the GOP sensitive to what Kavanaugh and his family are going through having this dragged out and waiting for the next fake accusation to appear?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 22, 2018 07:29 PM (3SzRC)


Would people please read the Judiciary Committee announcement?

We deplore that Dr. Ford has faced serious threats and harassment over the past week, and we will make every effort to guarantee her safety. At the same time, Judge Kavanaugh and his family, including his two young daughters, have also faced serious death threats and vicious assaults as a result of these allegations. And they're getting worse each day. Judge Kavanaugh unequivocally and categorically denied these allegations. He was willing to testify last week after the allegations were made publicly, and he already accepted our invitation to testify on Monday. It is not fair to him or to his family to allow this situation to continue without a resolution and without an opportunity for him to clear his name. Holding the hearing on Wednesday honors your request for a later hearing date while recognizing that Judge Kavanaugh is entitled to due process. It is the fairest option for both parties.

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 07:34 PM (DH5wZ)

529 >>>I agree that if Kavanaugh is sunk, it will be a blue wave as conservative voters will wonder the point is.

The point is to protect Trump from impeachment!

Posted by: Max Power at September 22, 2018 07:35 PM (q177U)

530 Drudge is saying that she definitely WILL testify next week. Is that already known here?

Why not? if Grasshole agrees to her lawyer's terms, it'll be great GOP Fail Theater. Do you think they'll ask Dr. Crazy-Ford any tough questions? She'll cry her way through it:

White,Old, Male Senator: Were you a virgin on the night of the incident?

Dr. Crazy-Ford: [tearful eyes and quivering bottom lip] I don't remember!

T-Bone Booker: This Line or questioning is racist! I am Spartacus!

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at September 22, 2018 07:35 PM (v1udk)

531 well... of course it COULD have happened.
Posted by: Jewells45 at September 22, 2018 07:28 PM (dUJdY)

Do it, Jewells! Make that SOB defend himself!

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at September 22, 2018 07:35 PM (l7Kbv)

532 > Then can Sessions and make Kav the new AG via recess appointment.

If he so chose, Trump could give him a recess appointment to the Supreme Court, which would be good until the end of the next session of Congress.

Then Trump could REappoint him as soon as that session ends, assuming we don't get a better Senate between now and then.

ZFG, Trump. ZFG.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at September 22, 2018 07:35 PM (TM5Iv)

533 The Julia vote is not what Tester and Donnelly et al need. To the extent their states have it, it's alread theirs.


This does not give any of them "cover". It raises the profile of the vote, associates them once more with outrageous behavior that is *not* popular in their states, esp. with conservative Dems and indies, and infuriates the Trump "base" (many of them Dems and indies, in those states).


We'll see. But the idea of "cover" for the vulnerable Dems is facile and doesn't match up with political reality in those states.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 07:35 PM (QDnY+)

534 Tami, I'll I've gotten from Weasel are pine cones. I'm not smoking those!

Posted by: Ben Had at September 22, 2018 07:35 PM (2Q5aC)

535 474 We need a simple rule in Congress: Anyone who does not cast an aye or nay vote is treated as not existing for that vote. Flake votes present? Okay, the Senate is a body of 99 members for that vote, the number needed for a majority changes in accordance, and he goes down as not doing his damn job. No more of this BS.

Posted by: Cortillaen at September 22, 2018 07:25 PM (rpKZV)

Thanks. I was thinking that too.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 22, 2018 07:36 PM (3SzRC)

536
It's going down to 44 tonight.

Love it.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at September 22, 2018 07:36 PM (zyDRC)

537 Hey, I really was in Arizona in July.. I could totally fake it. If hubby would let me I swear I would. Was Flake in AZ in July?

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 22, 2018 07:36 PM (dUJdY)

538 Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 07:29 PM (QDnY+)

Much appreciated.

Look, I find myself in a somewhat odd position in that I'm "defending" Grassley and The Process. FTR, people like Collins and The Flake are the reason I un-registered from the GOPe in 2011, seemingly for good. Came back only recently to support Trump - nothing more or less.

But I find it maddening watching people fly off the handle based on someone's tweet who is quoting "sources". Look, it's entirely plausible that The Flake is going to do everything he can to sink Judge K's nomination because he's a stupid, shallow little cuck who's auditioning for his starring role on FakeNews CNN. But we don't know that's what's' happening right now.

We'll know soon enough.

FWIW, I think this is all a gambit to try to get Ford to go public, on camera, someplace like 60-minutes. Whoever interviews her is going to try to press for some more juicy details and specifics. My hope in the gambit is the next day Judge K's lawyer calls a 09:30 presser (just before the scheduled committee vote) and basically lays out why everything Ford said the night before is BS and BOOM! drops some actual, you know, evidence (something like Kav and his family were in Florida the entire summer Ford said he was getting all handsy).

Perhaps I hope too much. I've certainly had such hopes dashed more than a couple times in the past.

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 07:36 PM (9TYxj)

539 My disdain for the gop is exceeded only by my searing hatred of the democrats.
Screw 'em all.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 22, 2018 07:36 PM (0tfLf)

540 Fucking Kentucky kicker!

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 07:36 PM (ALaia)

541 I like Senator Flake. Whenever we leave the bar together, he always offers to push in my stool.

Posted by: Bill Kristol at September 22, 2018 07:36 PM (o2vOl)

542 The Mormon fears the Samurai, ya mean?

No need samurai.
Overdue a visit to Arizona anyway.


*contemplates while righteous anger builds*

Posted by: zombie David Carradine in "zombie Kung-Fu" at September 22, 2018 07:37 PM (zCyNd)

543 Just saw the story about 29 people killed and 70+ hurt in a shooting in Iran at a Revolutionary Guard parade.

Four gunman.

Things are getting hot in that cesspool.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at September 22, 2018 07:37 PM (OBcoN)

544 But getting a conservative justice on the SC is absolutely a hill worth dying on.
Posted by: Blago at September 22, 2018 07:30 PM (UfkIY)

Yes it is. We should be shouting this from the roof tops.

Posted by: ALH at September 22, 2018 07:37 PM (6Zmow)

545 I agree that if Kavanaugh is sunk, it will be a blue wave as conservative voters will wonder the point is.



I'm past predicting what effect these machinations will have. People are pissed, and Trump wants me to vote.

I will be there at 7AM sharp.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 22, 2018 07:37 PM (yQpMk)

546 534 Tami, I'll I've gotten from Weasel are pine cones. I'm not smoking those!
Posted by: Ben Had at September 22, 2018 07:35 PM (2Q5aC)
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And not just ANY pine cones!

Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2018 07:37 PM (MVjcR)

547 Do it, Jewells! Make that SOB defend himself!

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at September 22, 2018 07:35 PM (l7Kbv)

And she won't travel. Well...maybe AF1....but nothing else.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 22, 2018 07:37 PM (3SzRC)

548
It does kinda seem we don't have Springs and Falls, anymore.
But I think it's always been like this. Short Springs, and short Falls.

The fact is, we only get about 10 weeks of "good" weather a year.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at September 22, 2018 07:37 PM (zyDRC)

549 525 Flake is the guy who runs the wrong way to score a touchdown foe the other team. We have several of these types, they have none.
Posted by: torabora at September 22, 2018 07:34 PM (dNNMT)

Why are you looking at me???

Posted by: Jim Marshall at September 22, 2018 07:37 PM (e7oj4)

550 Flake flakes.

Another sign we're living in a Dickens novel.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at September 22, 2018 07:37 PM (4ErVI)

551 543. Oooh! Sporty!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, GECSPLAN, SMR and Ancient Slavonaut Newsletters at September 22, 2018 07:38 PM (fA1SL)

552 Meanwhile, Egg McMuffin is backing Beto over Cruz, because conservative principles and whatnot.

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 07:38 PM (DH5wZ)

553 Was Flake in AZ in July?
Posted by: Jewells45 at September 22, 2018 07:36 PM (dUJdY)

I haven't set foot in that Deplorable Hellhole since 2012!

And besides, I was in Africa up until last week.

Posted by: Flakey Jeff (DIABLO-AZ) at September 22, 2018 07:38 PM (hVHEm)

554 Whats this crud there is no movie thread tonight?

Posted by: Ensign Pulver at September 22, 2018 07:39 PM (T4oHT)

555 FWIW, Flake has said he won't vote "present"

That's according to Politico from a few hours ago.

So he's promised either yes or no on his recommendation vote.

Posted by: Blago at September 22, 2018 07:39 PM (UfkIY)

556 I hate winter, but I'm looking forward to not dying of heat stroke at WeaselAcres all the time.

Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2018 07:39 PM (MVjcR)

557 I like Senator Flake. Whenever we leave the bar together, he always offers to push in my stool.

He promised to do that to me!! OH God.. that traitor!!

*runs sobbing from the room*

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 22, 2018 07:39 PM (dUJdY)

558 *** Holding the hearing on Wednesday honors your request for a later hearing date while recognizing that Judge Kavanaugh is entitled to due process. It is the fairest option for both parties. ****

That's a passive voice. "We have a 200 year history of due process in this country, which survived x, y, and z. It will not be altered in the current dispute." would have been a little more effective.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at September 22, 2018 07:39 PM (2xR5z)

559 'Was Flake in AZ in July?'

Sure. Pick a year. Or better yet, don't.

Posted by: freaked at September 22, 2018 07:39 PM (UdKB7)

560 Pull Flake off the committee

Do it

Posted by: torabora at September 22, 2018 07:39 PM (dNNMT)

561 We need a simple rule in Congress: Anyone who does not cast an aye or nay vote is treated as not existing for that vote. Flake votes present? Okay, the Senate is a body of 99 members for that vote, the number needed for a majority changes in accordance, and he goes down as not doing his damn job. No more of this BS.

Posted by: Cortillaen at September 22, 2018 07:25 PM (rpKZV)
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You don't go to war with the rules you wish you had.

Posted by: dDan at September 22, 2018 07:39 PM (hwYmz)

562 Jeff Flake, who has been going along with Democrat efforts to delay testimony from Kavanaugh's accuser, is preparing to vote "present" on Kavanaugh when his nomination comes to a vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee, per sources.
- Sean Davis (@seanmdav) September 22, 2018

++++

"per sources"

Come on. This is horse shit. This is the kind of story that WaPo, NYT and CNN publish.

BTW, now that the other douchebag from AZ has been replaced, we got one vote to spare. Even if Flake stops the Judiciary Committee from recommending Kav, McConnell can still bring it to the floor.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at September 22, 2018 07:39 PM (U3075)

563 *sniff*

Why does this sheep's ass smell like rancid, undigested mutton?

Posted by: Fritz at September 22, 2018 07:40 PM (Z9C5C)

564

For those who would surrender the battle--it is your option. But by doing so you will have conceded that you're not an American, but someone who simply lives in the country.
For those who swore that oath be aware that fulfilling it does not always mean picking up a rifle.

OUR country is under attack by a clever, determined enemy who is well entrenched. Every generation, one way or another, takes part in the struggle to keep our Republic. It isn't always as dramatic or visible.

I love this country to the point of being willing to sacrifice my life for it--and I will be damned if I will ever entertain the thought of quitting her.

Posted by: irongrampa at September 22, 2018 07:40 PM (S/hVx)

565 For the record, I think Kavanaugh will be confirmed,
but I think liberals will have given plenty of cover to Red State
Democrats to explain why they all voted no. It would have been a
powerful election tool to beat them over the head with.

Posted by: Blago at September 22, 2018 07:25 PM (UfkIY)


I think that was the whole point all along. When they couldn't sink him in Committee, and Feinstink held the memo . . I think even she realized the "letter" really means nothing - but had to deploy to

1) fend off De Leon in Cali;


2) give red state Ds an out

3) hail mary and hoped it works to placate the far left.

I don't think even Fienstink thinks the accusations should be held against Kav, but she had no other play. It didn't "leak" - she leaked it. The think now is: if she wins, no Republican should take anything she says or does seriously and any and all committees she's on, R committee chairmen should treat her like shit.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at September 22, 2018 07:40 PM (b8J4P)

566 I hate winter, but I'm looking forward to not dying of heat stroke at WeaselAcres all the time.

Posted by: Weasel


Nice new vehicle btw.

Posted by: JT at September 22, 2018 07:41 PM (mBbsP)

567 My bet is that Ford's lawyer shits on Kav with a written statement and then drops her mike. And that's it.

If Ford wasn't a disaster waiting to happen her lawyer would have used some video Scenes from Coming Attractions already.

Ford = George Kaplan

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 07:41 PM (1UZdv)

568 It's going down to 44 tonight.

Love it.
Posted by: Soothsayer
----------
*makes note*

I'll check back in January.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 22, 2018 07:41 PM (OuRYP)

569 We had a hummingbird inside the garage this evening. Mr. H finally got him out.

Our cat was really disappointed. He was waiting patiently for some hummingbird food.

Posted by: ALH at September 22, 2018 07:41 PM (6Zmow)

570 You want to see the future?

Unmutual and Disharmonius
https://tinyurl.com/y8w6wqkf

The Trial of 48

https://tinyurl.com/hrsew9g

"I" "I,I,I,I....."

https://tinyurl.com/y99rzvdw

The whole world as The Village

https://tinyurl.com/phtaswd


Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at September 22, 2018 07:41 PM (3DZIZ)

571 Senator Flake is a tall and handsome man. Most of you are just jealous.

Posted by: Max Boot at September 22, 2018 07:41 PM (o2vOl)

572 White,Old, Male Senator: Were you a virgin on the night of the incident?



Dr. Crazy-Ford: [tearful eyes and quivering bottom lip] I don't remember!



T-Bone Booker: This Line or questioning is racist! I am Spartacus!





Posted by: Concerned People's Front at September 22, 2018 07:35 PM (v1udk)


Grassley will allow outside counsel. If she doesn't agree, she can have a statement added to the record in written form. Kav can enter his, along with Judge and JS. End of story.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at September 22, 2018 07:42 PM (b8J4P)

573 Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 07:34 PM (DH5wZ)

Thanks and I may have missed the GOP screaming this from the rooftops. Did I?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 22, 2018 07:42 PM (3SzRC)

574 And besides, I was in Africa up until last week.

That asshole.. THAT'S why he didn't show up at the appointed time and place. He promised me a quickie.. probably fucked a hyena instead. What a jerk.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 22, 2018 07:42 PM (dUJdY)

575 Flake groomed me. I won't say how or for what, but that predator groomed me. Call me media, I'm ready to tell my story.

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 07:42 PM (ALaia)

576 And she won't travel. Well...maybe AF1....but nothing else.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 22, 2018 07:37 PM (3SzRC)

Works for me. I'll testify!

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at September 22, 2018 07:42 PM (l7Kbv)

577 >>>pine cones.

i use them for kindling. crackling fire in less than five.

p.s. hiphiphurray

Posted by: concrete girl at September 22, 2018 07:42 PM (1YQLC)

578 Weasel, Yes ,all those pine cones come with a certificate from a Certified Tree Farm

Posted by: Ben Had at September 22, 2018 07:42 PM (2Q5aC)

579 93*F here about 1500...

fall beer drinking weather.

if only my pool was filled

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 22, 2018 07:43 PM (rjbMC)

580 The think now is: if she wins, no Republican should take anything she says or does seriously and any and all committees she's on, R committee chairmen should treat her like shit.



"Mr. Chairman, I move that we adjourn, unless the Gentlelady from California would like to bring out any testimony she is withholding from this committee."


Every.single.time.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 22, 2018 07:43 PM (yQpMk)

581 How about this language?

This Committee has been extremely accommodating to your client. We want to hear Dr. Ford's testimony and are prepared to accommodate many of your demands, including further delaying a hearing that is currently scheduled for Monday. We are unwilling to accommodate your unreasonable demands. Outside counsel may not dictate the terms under which Committee business will be conducted.

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 07:43 PM (DH5wZ)

582 I don't know, but I've been told

A crooked nosed man ain't got no soul.

*riff*

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 22, 2018 07:43 PM (/qEW2)

583 "So he's promised either yes or no on his recommendation vote."

Flake's voting present never made sense to me.

So Ace's lede is just wrong, no?

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 07:43 PM (1UZdv)

584 Ignoramus - best line from North by Northwest, Cary Grant, of course can't remember it all, but something about "I have two ex-wives and a bartender that depend on me, my disappearance would be a serious problem".


Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 07:43 PM (QDnY+)

585 BTW, now that the other douchebag from AZ has been replaced, we got one vote to spare. Even if Flake stops the Judiciary Committee from recommending Kav, McConnell can still bring it to the floor.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at September 22, 2018 07:39 PM (U3075)

---------------

Yes. The Senate voted on Thomas with a "no recommendation" vote from the Committee.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 07:44 PM (I16G8)

586 528. thanks blaster. I have a different take. That letter from Ford atty betrayed a sense of panic on their team. At that point I really wanted Ballsey to testify, because she will blow up. Grassley will once again lower the boom, as he must. I know nothing about Flake's ultimate vote, but I do know the Lord works in mysterious ways.

Posted by: kallisto at September 22, 2018 07:44 PM (Zxs9d)

587 she will nevah testify. its all a scam.


One way or another, after this fiascos over, Grassley has got to go. And no more rinos on the committee

Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2018 07:44 PM (+g41/)

588 >>>I love this country to the point of being willing to sacrifice my life for it--and I will be damned if I will ever entertain the thought of quitting her.
Posted by: irongrampa at September 22, 2018 07:40 PM (S/hVx)

Great comment, irongrampa.

Posted by: Max Power at September 22, 2018 07:45 PM (q177U)

589
The McCain family just issued a statement saying John's last words were "The vote should be delayed until she is heard."

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at September 22, 2018 07:45 PM (zyDRC)

590 Thanks and I may have missed the GOP screaming this from the rooftops. Did I?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 22, 2018 07:42 PM (3SzRC)


No, you have only heard gaslighting from the Left/media.

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 07:45 PM (DH5wZ)

591 540 Fucking Kentucky kicker!
Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 07:36 PM (ALaia)

--Hey, UK beat the Gaytors.

That's well enough work for a season.

Posted by: logprof at September 22, 2018 07:45 PM (e7oj4)

592 Posted by: kallisto at September 22, 2018 07:44 PM (Zxs9d)


she will never testify

Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2018 07:45 PM (+g41/)

593 The hummingbirds were coming into our garage when the doors were open and I noticed they were going to the red handle on a rope hanging from the garage door openers, the one you use to manually open and close the doors. I stuck gloves on the handles and it stopped that.

Posted by: freaked at September 22, 2018 07:46 PM (UdKB7)

594 The think now is: if she wins, no Republican should take anything she says or does seriously and any and all committees she's on, R committee chairmen should treat her like shit.



The SOB just texted me #BelieveHer.

Roaming charges must be hell.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 22, 2018 07:46 PM (yQpMk)

595 Every.single.time.

Posted by: Grump928(C) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at September 22, 2018 07:43 PM (yQpMk)


+1000

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at September 22, 2018 07:46 PM (b8J4P)

596
she will never testify
Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2018 07:45 PM (+g41/

I agree. I'm starting wonder if she evens exists.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 22, 2018 07:46 PM (dUJdY)

597 #Justice4Jewells
#FrakFlake

Posted by: Votermom's phone now on Team Gloom Sub Duty at September 22, 2018 07:46 PM (CE6iV)

598 The McCain family just issued a statement saying John's last words were "The vote should be delayed until she is heard."
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at September 22, 2018 07:45 PM (zyDRC)

no " my friends", no mclame

word

Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2018 07:47 PM (+g41/)

599 "2) give red state Ds an out"

You may be right. But I think most people are seeing through Ford as a scam. If I'm a white guy in WV of a certain age, I'm sure as shit getting off my ass to vote in November.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 07:47 PM (1UZdv)

600 WH chiming in - via Chad Pergram, I guess - that Kav remains ready to testify and it's all still full steam ahead.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 07:47 PM (QDnY+)

601 ashley judd was the victim of a fucking kentucky kicker. just look at her face, man.

Posted by: Dr. chavez THE hugo md. phd. at September 22, 2018 07:47 PM (KP5rU)

602 Nood movie

Posted by: Votermom's phone now on Team Gloom Sub Duty at September 22, 2018 07:48 PM (CE6iV)

603 Well, the UT cheerleaders are wearing CHAPS!!! Ass-less chaps...

Posted by: lin-duh at September 22, 2018 07:48 PM (kufk0)

604 and I noticed they were going to the red handle

Hummingbirds are attracted to red, orange and bright pink. Saw one today trying to get something out of my plant out front that is dying. Poor thing. They are a little late heading out of Dodge.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 22, 2018 07:48 PM (dUJdY)

605 Can't McConnell arrange to have him tortured? That would be fun. A "representative" who has no leverage over him, who feels no obligation to anyone, isn't really representing anyone.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at September 22, 2018 07:49 PM (/qEW2)

606 she will never testify
Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2018 07:45 PM (+g41/

I agree. I'm starting wonder if she evens exists.
Posted by: Jewells45 at September 22, 2018 07:46 PM (dUJdY)

----------

Me too. Testifying is all downside risk for her. It will never happen.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 07:49 PM (I16G8)

607 FWIW, I think this is all a gambit . . . . Whoever
interviews her is going to try to press for some more juicy details and
specifics.


Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 07:36 PM (9TYxj)


Juicy details?

Like what?

When did it happen? 1980? 2982? 2983?
Where did it happen?


She will be patted on the back for coming forward. We understand how hard this is for you. And unlike John Kerry, this incident was seared into your memory.

Thank you for coming forward and proving Judge Kavanaugh is not fit to be on the supreme court.

Back to you Betty.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at September 22, 2018 07:49 PM (b8J4P)

608 590 Thanks and I may have missed the GOP screaming this from the rooftops. Did I?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 22, 2018 07:42 PM (3SzRC)

No, you have only heard gaslighting from the Left/media.

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 07:45 PM (DH5wZ)


No I don't listen or read lefty media. Have you heard GOP Senators consistency and vehemently defending Kavanaugh and insisting on a vote? Conservative talk radio has which is what I listen to most...I. Dont. Listen to fox cable, dont have it. Have they?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 22, 2018 07:49 PM (3SzRC)

609 From North by Northwest at the auction

Phillip Vandamm: What possessed you to come blundering in here like this? Could it be an overpowering interest in art?
Roger Thornhill: Yes, the art of survival.
Eve Kendall: He followed me here from the hotel.
Leonard: He was in your room?
Roger Thornhill: Sure. Isn't everybody?

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 07:50 PM (1UZdv)

610 Two kinds of hummingbirds indigenous here. Vicious little bastards (with each other). Some years I find a nest in the one tree that drops its leaves in the fall. Things are about 2 inches across, amazing.


I keep the feeder filled, but it's about 2-3 times per week during the warm/dry season (um, this year, that's going on about 6 months now).


Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 07:50 PM (QDnY+)

611 I have been affected by the gaslighting, too, but like I said, important to remember, the media's methods are, umm, unreliable.

Primary sources. Not lying reporters and twitterati.

Ford will not agree to testify, I think that's right. So Monday am, committee vote on Kavanaugh, with attendant leftist circus.

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 07:51 PM (DH5wZ)

612 Don't know how these clowns rose to the point they have. In my previous biz, high dollar antiques, Flake and Grassley wouldn't last a week.

Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2018 07:51 PM (+g41/)

613 Flake groomed me. I won't say how or for what, but that predator groomed me. Call me media, I'm ready to tell my story.

Flake groomed me too! And without the required 3000 hours of training and cosmetology license!

Posted by: Miklos, looking spiffy at September 22, 2018 07:51 PM (zCyNd)

614 ***** We are unwilling to accommodate your unreasonable demands. Outside counsel may not dictate the terms under which Committee business will be conducted. ****

Blaster, I'm paranoid about due process, and the attack it is under on the typical college campus. This hearing for me is a red line more about that than anything else. So, because of that paranoia, were it me, I'd be repeating 'due process' as often as the guy who just left offered factual-sounding gloomy comments.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at September 22, 2018 07:52 PM (2xR5z)

615 599
"2) give red state Ds an out"



You may be right. But I think most people are seeing through Ford
as a scam. If I'm a white guy in WV of a certain age, I'm sure as shit
getting off my ass to vote in November.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 07:47 PM (1UZdv)


It's not that WV guy of a certain age you are referring to. It's that WV guy of a certain age that would have stayed home had you voted yes.

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at September 22, 2018 07:52 PM (b8J4P)

616 You may be right. But I think most people are seeing through Ford as a scam. If I'm a white guy in WV of a certain age, I'm sure as shit getting off my ass to vote in November.
Posted by: Ignoramus

____________

I definitely think this stuff pisses off males in a big way and that is the base of the GOP.

Whether that's offset by stupid female voters though is an open question

Posted by: Blago at September 22, 2018 07:52 PM (UfkIY)

617 Just saw the story about 29 people killed and 70+ hurt in a shooting in Iran at a Revolutionary Guard parade.
------
Undoubtedly a false flag. Check out Thomas Wictor's twitter thread for analysis including from anti-regime Iranians on the ground there.

Posted by: andycanuck at September 22, 2018 07:52 PM (Evws/)

618 Igno - good stuff.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 07:52 PM (QDnY+)

619 > ashley judd was the victim of a fucking kentucky kicker. just look at her face, man

Has there ever in history been a woman who hit the wall so hard, so fast?

Trump needs to find whatever wall she hit and deploy that sucker along the border.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at September 22, 2018 07:52 PM (TM5Iv)

620 Whether that's offset by stupid female voters though is an open question
Posted by: Blago at September 22, 2018 07:52 PM (UfkIY

Only pussy hatters are siding with Ford
Normal women think she's an obvious liar

Posted by: Votermom's phone now on Team Gloom Sub Duty at September 22, 2018 07:54 PM (CE6iV)

621 No I don't listen or read lefty media. Have you heard GOP Senators consistency and vehemently defending Kavanaugh and insisting on a vote? Conservative talk radio has which is what I listen to most...I. Dont. Listen to fox cable, dont have it. Have they?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 22, 2018 07:49 PM (3SzRC)


Well, what do you know about Flake's vote, and where did you hear it? Here, and Sean Davis is no Lefty, so, okay. But where did Sean hear it? "Sources." Yeah, okay.

Several Republicans are saying to go ahead and vote on Monday if Ford won't show - including Flake. Including Collins.

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 07:54 PM (DH5wZ)

622 Lol. Thanks for the Flake laughs...I havent been. Drinking. So thye. Are needed... Just sayin'. Oh and he's our douche in AZ so......

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 22, 2018 07:54 PM (3SzRC)

623 534 Tami, I'll I've gotten from Weasel are pine cones. I'm not smoking those!

Posted by: Ben Had at September 22, 2018 07:35 PM (2Q5aC)

Wait...wut? Why is he sending you pine cones?

Posted by: Tami at September 22, 2018 07:56 PM (cF8AT)

624 Oh, nood movies.

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 07:56 PM (DH5wZ)

625
And besides, I was in Africa up until last week.
Posted by: Flakey Jeff (DIABLO-AZ)


How were the rains down there?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 22, 2018 07:57 PM (IqV8l)

626 Oh, the action in Iran is quite real. Occasionally been noting bricks falling into place (in the wall of renewed sanctions) for the last few weeks, here in the comments.


National strikes, open defiance/mockery of the regime, its henchmen, and its causes ("death to Hamas!").


And I also wailed in agony here when, last week, State announced it is seeking an agreement with the regime on missiles/nukes. Assuming, for my sanity, this is the thinnest of disingenuous poses, for int'l "diplomatic" reasons.


Problem with Iranian regime is not nukes - it's the regime. State announcement said any agreement would address full spectrum of Iran's misbehavior, but there's no chance any such agreement would ever come about - that would mean complete transformation of the Iranian regime's mindset and priorities.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 07:57 PM (QDnY+)

627 Most women will see Ford as a scam, especially in swing places.

Anita Hill was a good witness with a plausible story, and it didn't work.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 07:58 PM (1UZdv)

628 Someone send this m************ to join mccain.

Posted by: Dude at September 22, 2018 07:58 PM (EWRow)

629 Just go straight to the floor.

Posted by: Jean at September 22, 2018 07:58 PM (j0Mw7)

630 blaster, I haven't scoured the inter-tubes for any additional data, but I've noted over and over that both Flake and Corker, early in this fiasco, publicly stated that it should be Monday testimony, or Monday vote, one or the other.


So, based just on that, I don't see Flake being a factor now.


I think it's Julia - and the GOP's brain-dead analysis exaggerating (greatly) Julia's role in November.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 08:00 PM (QDnY+)

631 Jewells can't remember the year Flake harassed her but she was 29 then!

Posted by: andycanuck at September 22, 2018 08:02 PM (Evws/)

632 Yeah, impossible to believe Ford would be anywhere close to Anita Hill level of public performance. And not only did she fail - I know quite a few people for whom that whole stunt was the last straw in leaving the Dem side (and I mean leaving, as in after years of working on Dem staffs, and always having voted Dem).

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 08:02 PM (QDnY+)

633 Gosh, I do remember saying that Flake and Corker will cuck. But unlike skank, I am not here to gloat or Eeyore. There is a very simple solution to Flake taking his obvious MSNBC incentive and voting No.

Arrest Diane Feinstein for espionage and conspiracy against the United States.

Her limo driver is a Chinese spy? Dawg, that would justify your execution in civilized (ie: non-Western) countries. Every government with brains know the limo driver has to be a trusted personality, or else they can screw their patron. Keep her on ice until Kavanaugh is confirmed, then wink and shrug when (or if, but let's not go nuts) you release her.

McConnell almost certainly will not do this, of course. But for him specifically, the alternative is completely destroying the US Senate. At that point, the Republican base will be radicalized enough to demand President Trump pass an edict to execute Congress outright. Kreplach will be a soppy liberal in the face of that. Point is, conservatives will be baying for Mitch's blood, and liberals will want him dead to avenge Merrick Garland. There will be no safe space for him, anywhere.

Take the risk, or lose it all. Your choice Mitch. We do not tolerate failure.

Posted by: trev006 at September 22, 2018 08:04 PM (YjrCX)

634 Most women will see Ford as a scam, especially in swing places.

Anita Hill was a good witness with a plausible story, and it didn't work.
Posted by: Ignoramus

__________

What's unfortunate is back then we had Republicans playing on the same team when it came to SC nominations. Even liberal Republicans.

Now anyone with an axe to grind sees the John McCain treatment and wants to go out the same way.

I could understand the craziness right now if Kavanaugh was accused of actual rape and it was some he said she said, but I have to think there's a decent amount of people with common sense that are wondering if all of this over maybe going to 2nd base without permission is a bit absurd.

Men better wake up and vote accordingly, because everything can be destroyed over night with a stupid allegation from a crazy woman. And Democrats are empowering that

Posted by: Blago at September 22, 2018 08:04 PM (UfkIY)

635
Nice new vehicle btw.
Posted by: JT at September 22, 2018 07:41 PM (mBbsP)
-----
Thanks!

Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2018 08:05 PM (MVjcR)

636 People who fail to realize the GOP will always betray you, live in waves of disappointment.

UF Confucius

Posted by: Under Fire at September 22, 2018 08:08 PM (r9UYA)

637 1. #neverskankles was predicting that Kav would withdraw by Tuesday, and has never apologized for that prediction. He, MaxIE, and Rusty Nail are trolls. Fenelon, God bless her patient soul, was MUCH nicer to them than they deserve.

2. blaster injects some much-needed sanity. Let's repeat his comment for truth:

273 The Left is gaslighting us.

Please see the OFFICIAL announcement from the Judiciary Committee.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybdhntb3

I have seen nothing official that changes it.

Note Grassley reads the riot act to Feinstein and Ford's attorney in that.

Grassley doesn't concede anything accept, okay, let's go Wednesday then, and if you need time to compose yourself, well, okay. Everything else "conceded" was a given already (if the Senate is secure enough for the Vice President of these Fucking United States, its secure enough for you, cupcake). Everything else is FYNQ.

Also, the business meeting for Monday is still scheduled, and the FIRST order of business is one Judicial nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.

Is Flake going to vote Present? Maybe. Don't know we know that for sure. Does Sean Davis have sources that are completely reliable? I am betting no. Fuck Flake either way.


Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2018 06:49 PM (DH5wZ)


It doesn't actually matter if Kav come out of committee with no recommendation; ask JUSTICE Clarence Thomas about that. Kav will be the next justice.

3. When RBG dies--and I believe that will be soon--a woman will be nominated. This woman had better put her family into hiding because the left has only violence to fall back on now.

Posted by: joncelli of the Tribe of the Drunken Moose at September 22, 2018 08:10 PM (1FhAQ)

638 Expect RBG replacement to be a woman. The Left will have to attack her, and it will backfire momentously.

Do you really want to attack Hecto-Mom Barrett?

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 08:12 PM (1UZdv)

639 You can buy 52, 53, and 54 votes very cheap on preditit right now.

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 08:13 PM (ALaia)

640 639 You can buy 52, 53, and 54 votes very cheap on preditit right now.

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 08:13 PM (ALaia)

You can get cheap hookers too, but they are usually poor investments.

Posted by: trev006 at September 22, 2018 08:18 PM (YjrCX)

641 Can someone explain to me what the fascination with Barrett is among the Horde? I mean she seems like a fine jurist, young, and not terribly hard to look at. But even among the females on PDJT's short list is she the best possible choice?

I think Larsen, Eid or Ryan could potentially be better choices.

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 08:19 PM (9TYxj)

642 Agreed there are other good women choices. But Barrett got lots of play last time.

And Chicom Asset Catholic Hater Feinstein has a bad hard on for Barrett which will make for a great fight. Trump loves fights.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 08:22 PM (1UZdv)

643 IANAL, so I have nothing to offer on her legal work. I am, however, intrigued by how a mother of a large family would deal with the likes of Spartacus and company. It probably wouldn't happen, but I can picture her lighting those idiots up.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at September 22, 2018 08:23 PM (2xR5z)

644 641 Can someone explain to me what the fascination with Barrett is among the Horde? I mean she seems like a fine jurist, young, and not terribly hard to look at. But even among the females on PDJT's short list is she the best possible choice?

I think Larsen, Eid or Ryan could potentially be better choices.
Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 08:19 PM (9TYxj)

Iron Ann Coulter's #2. Hard ass. PDT final 3.

Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 08:23 PM (ALaia)

645 Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 08:22 PM (1UZdv)

Thanks, man. That much I knew but I was wondering if there was something more.

The optics of the commies going medieval on a young catholic woman would be a sight to behold.

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 08:24 PM (9TYxj)

646 Joncelli, blow me. I'm not going anywhere.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at September 22, 2018 08:24 PM (59zIf)

647 Posted by: not a doomer nor a boomer at September 22, 2018 08:23 PM (ALaia)
Posted by: 2009Refugee at September 22, 2018 08:23 PM (2xR5z)

Thanks - yeah, she does appear to be kinda-sorta "next in line".

Remind me - was Kav the second-choice when Gorsuch was tapped?

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 08:25 PM (9TYxj)

648 > Can someone explain to me what the fascination with Barrett is among the Horde?

She was on Trump's short list of three. Makes sense that she would be one of his prime choices next time, especially to replace RBG.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at September 22, 2018 08:27 PM (TM5Iv)

649 I don't remember, DocJ

Posted by: 2009Refugee at September 22, 2018 08:28 PM (2xR5z)

650
Can someone explain to me what the fascination with Barrett is among the Horde? I mean she seems like a fine jurist, young, and not terribly hard to look at. But even among the females on PDJT's short list is she the best possible choice?

I think Larsen, Eid or Ryan could potentially be better choices.
Posted by: DocJ


I feel the same way about the fascination with Palin.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 22, 2018 08:29 PM (IqV8l)

651 They don't have to wait to send the nomination to the Senate floor.

She can testify anytime she wants, perhaps before the Senate of the Whole votes.

Posted by: SMOD at September 22, 2018 08:32 PM (e8kgV)

652 Barrett is beautiful, has a great marriage and career. She's non-Ivy, lives in flyover country and is religious. She has seven kids, two adopted IIRC.

She's everything Leftie women hate.

Sarah Palin with 30 more IQ points.

Posted by: Ignoramus at September 22, 2018 08:33 PM (1UZdv)

653 I would like to know how this twit Ford knows that the boys had been drinking for hours. Was she there the whole time. Was she watching them? But she really doesn't know where the hell she was.

Posted by: washrivergal at September 22, 2018 08:33 PM (dI3/S)

654 Pergram reports tenative agreement for Ford testimony on Thursday.


Hard to believe they (Dems) will let this nutcase have to perform in public.


Political sense of GOP and Grassley, amazingly, getting even more out of touch. If committee backs off any of its firm stances on conditions, then an even lower new low will be set.


Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 08:33 PM (QDnY+)

655 How is Barrett on the 2A? It really comes down to this for me.

Posted by: Under Fire at September 22, 2018 08:34 PM (r9UYA)

656 If Barrett is ever nominated, the Dems will trot out someone who says she heard Barrett say "n!gg3r" routinely in college, or heard her say in law school that if she's ever lucky enough to get on SCOTUS she'll do everything possible to overturn Roe v Wade.

Or a variation on those themes.

Posted by: Gref at September 22, 2018 08:34 PM (AMIL/)

657 Eid and Larsen are both great too. Barrett was obviously vetted for the Kavanaugh seat as well. For me, its not a fascination, it is just the woman that seems the closest.

For the record, I think Larsen would be a home run.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at September 22, 2018 08:35 PM (fYi9j)

658 Let's see if committee backs off on any basic conditions. I wonder if committee thinks this person really will ever show up to be questioned in public. Because that remains difficult to believe.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 08:36 PM (QDnY+)

659 Let's see if committee backs off on any basic conditions. I wonder if committee thinks this person really will ever show up to be questioned in public. Because that remains difficult to believe.
Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 08:36 PM (QDnY+)

--@----------

She will never testify. If they agree to everything, her team will keep placing conditions until they have to refuse. There is no upside for her testimony to her, only serious downsides.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 08:40 PM (I16G8)

660 646 Joncelli, blow me. I'm not going anywhere.
Posted by: Rusty Nail at September 22, 2018 08:24 PM (59zIf)


No, I'm more careful about my health than that, troll. You really should go to Hot Air where you would be more comfortable since you are, after all, a fucking troll.

Posted by: joncelli of the Tribe of the Drunken Moose at September 22, 2018 08:40 PM (1FhAQ)

661 Pergram reports tenative agreement for Ford testimony on Thursday.

I almost hate to ask, but why was Wednesday put out as the "last" "final" offer when Ford's Hacks had been talking about Thursday all along?

Timing of getting Kav voted on before 1 Oct?
Something else entirely?

Or perhaps it was an opportunity to "give" something up to look "reasonable" that's really a bit of a nothingburger?

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 08:44 PM (9TYxj)

662 We'll see. As I said, hard to believe the "strategy" on the Dem side actually includes her ever testifying. If it had been, they would have quickly agreed to it, with minimal conditions.


Impossible to tea leaf-read past a certain point. We'll just have to see what happens. But as most (all?) logical observers have observed, if she brings nothing more to the party than she apparently has - which is nothing, in terms of actual evidence - then it will be quite an odd event. And Kav will simply deny everything, which is what people do when there's nothing there.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 08:45 PM (QDnY+)

663 DocJ, I'm unable to do any meaningful speculation about committee strategy here. Seemed they were just being forthcoming, saying yes or offering multiple alternatives on most issues, until the silly stuff started, after which it was "no, we'll do it the normal way".


Let's wait. Pergram was told "talks continue", but if date was set, then ...... what would they be talking about? Can't believe committee will back off their conditions (see committee letter for the details, it's good).

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 08:47 PM (QDnY+)

664 I wonder if the discussion is going something like this...

Committee: Ford goes first, she gets questions from whoever we want to question her, Wednesday 09:30

Ford's Hacks: Too much traffic on I-80 to get here by Wednesday. Make it Thursday.

Committee: Done, so we're good with the rest of the conditions I assume.

Ford's Hacks (tweeting out that WE HAVE AN AGREEMENT FOR THURSDAY!!!!!!!): Woah! We never said anything about that!!

Committee: Nuts.

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 08:48 PM (9TYxj)

665 Ha!


Flake has now responded directly to Sean Davis on the "vote present" thing. Denies it, says he will not be voting present.


Once in a great while, it pays to get the actual story, and not rely on "sources".

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 08:49 PM (QDnY+)

666 156
Where is the money coming from to pay for this "legal team"?

Posted by: washrivergal at September 22, 2018 06:26 PM (dI3/S)

George Soros money, via his web of shady organizations, of course.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at September 22, 2018 08:52 PM (UsCnO)

667 Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 08:47 PM (QDnY+)

I'm completely with you on this. I also don't think there's a chance in hell she actually testifies.

Her legal team would never allow her to be put under oath and I can't under any circumstances imagine Grassley accepting that condition as it would be an utterly outrageous unfairness to Judge K and any other witness who ever sat before that committee in history.

They're desperately trying to get to a point where Grassley has to throw-in the towel and say "We're done here" but it looks like he's boxed them in a bit because he doesn't have to do anything until he gavels the meeting open at 10:00 Monday morning.

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 08:53 PM (9TYxj)

668 666 156
Where is the money coming from to pay for this "legal team"?

Posted by: washrivergal at September 22, 2018 06:26 PM (dI3/S)

George Soros money, via his web of shady organizations, of course.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at September 22, 2018 08:52 PM (UsCnO)


>>> Yup. Soros's minions can pump as much money as needed into Ford's fund-me websites. Added benefit: makes it look like a grass-roots happening.

Posted by: Gref at September 22, 2018 08:54 PM (AMIL/)

669 They don't have to wait to send the nomination to the Senate floor.
She can testify anytime she wants, perhaps before the Senate of the Whole votes.
Posted by: SMOD at September 22, 2018 08:32

That was my thinking exactly. Hold the vote on Mon out of committee, then left her testify on Thurs if that is the whiny bitches choice. Hold the confirmation vote on Fri or Sat. Done.

Posted by: Farmer at September 22, 2018 08:55 PM (yJ1e6)

670 Once in a great while, it pays to get the actual story, and not rely on "sources". 

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 08:49 PM (QDnY+)

If Flake was content to be a standard issue Republican, never mind a MAGA, he wouldn't retire. Conversely, the huge money he can make at a variety of jobs with globalists? Abruptly drying up if he votes yes on Kavanaugh, ever. Yes Mitch can cut him off from lobbying Senators, but as any Dem can tell you (hi Beto!) the money spigots are on, just in the hope they stop Trump.

Relying on Flake's loyalty, when all the incentives point elsewhere, is not a good plan.

Posted by: trev006 at September 22, 2018 08:55 PM (YjrCX)

671 I'm wondering what Ford's next excuse might be. Left the toaster plugged in and had to go home? Flat tire? Didn't have enough money for cab fare? Suit didn't come back from the cleaners? Earthquake? Terrible fire? Locusts??

Posted by: Weasel at September 22, 2018 08:56 PM (MVjcR)

672 That's why I said I was waiting for a statement from Flake.

A lot of moist panties here for no reason.

Posted by: Ha at September 22, 2018 08:56 PM (MAstk)

673 The word useless gets misused in these situations. Many of our senators need a great deal of improvement to rise to the gold standard of "useless".

Posted by: Neil deGrasse It's not rape if I'm wearing the dress Tyson at September 22, 2018 08:57 PM (1L9V9)

674 Look, for all the grief I have given Professor DelicateFlower over the last couple of days I have to believe she's begging her representatives to put an end to this. Now.

Yeah, she made her bed by sending the letters to DiFi and Eshoo. She definitely took a cheap shot from the cheap seats. But this has to be hell for her and it's not going to get any better if she knows, roughly a week from now, she's going to have to sit in front of a committee of sharks and answer questions from a professional information extractor.

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 08:57 PM (9TYxj)

675 This designed to get Kavanaugh to break under pressure and pull out. They are trying to use his inherent goodness against him. She will never testify.

My opinion is that Trump pulls Kavanaugh through this.

The left is going to sorely regret this. Kavanaugh will pay them back when he can. He's only human.

He will become a lot more conservative when he gets on the court

Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2018 09:00 PM (+g41/)

676 > but as any Dem can tell you (hi Beto!) the money spigots are on, just in the hope they stop Trump.


If Flake doesn't know the Dems will toss him away like a used Kleenex the second he's no longer of use, he's a lot dumber than I think he is.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at September 22, 2018 09:00 PM (TM5Iv)

677 trev, not "relying on Flake's loyalty", FFS.


Just talking about known, or at least claimed, facts.


Flake twatted early this week, Monday testimony or Monday vote. Not aware he's said anything since. Now, he informs Davis he will not, contra "sources", be a "present" vote.


Corker said much the same, about Monday. The Monday part (for Ford testimony) is now moot, but we were talking about known or speculated senatorial intentions.


Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 09:02 PM (QDnY+)

678 If Flake doesn't know the Dems will toss him away like a used Kleenex the second he's no longer of use, he's a lot dumber than I think he is.

Exactly.

Why go for a washed-up, has-been Rat when there's plenty of people coming their way who work harder for cheaper?

Nobody wants The Rat in their kitchen for too long.

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 09:03 PM (9TYxj)

679 674 Look, for all the grief I have given Professor DelicateFlower over the last couple of days I have to believe she's begging her representatives to put an end to this. Now.

Yeah, she made her bed by sending the letters to DiFi and Eshoo. She definitely took a cheap shot from the cheap seats. But this has to be hell for her and it's not going to get any better if she knows, roughly a week from now, she's going to have to sit in front of a committee of sharks and answer questions from a professional information extractor.

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 08:57 PM (9TYxj)


Could be. But if she sticks to her story, skimpy as it is, and weathers the 2 hour storm, she's done and becomes a major heroine in Progressive circles (which she seems to inhabit).

Posted by: Gref at September 22, 2018 09:03 PM (AMIL/)

680 Rumor has it that Flake is already in the process of changing his name to "Bitter"

Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2018 09:04 PM (+g41/)

681 If she shows, she's going to have a much, much, much better, more detailed, and at least somewhat corroborated tale to tell.


Which is why most seem to doubt she'll show.


If she doesn't have 1,000 times more than she apparently has, it will be ridiculous. And she'll look incredibly foolish.


Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 09:06 PM (QDnY+)

682 Posted by: Gref at September 22, 2018 09:03 PM (AMIL/)

Fair enough. But I wonder how may of us could "weather the 2-hour storm" without breaking down.

And she doesn't seem particularly, uh, tough. Or even stable.

Professor - she dictates, is not questioned. She's a bully, not a fighter.

There's a reason certain people end up in certain jobs.

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 09:06 PM (9TYxj)

683 I would like to know how this twit Ford knows that the boys had been
drinking for hours. Was she there the whole time. Was she watching them?
But she really doesn't know where the hell she was.


It. Never. Happened.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at September 22, 2018 09:06 PM (Tyii7)

684 200
The GOP is a useless pile of dog shit.


Posted by: Kreplach at September 22, 2018 06:24 PM (kT3/m)


Yeah, I think we've grasped your point now. Enough.


Posted by: pep at September 22, 2018 06:34 PM (T6t7i)

Kreplach, keep it going! That sentence needs to be shouted out every day the GOP continues to pee their pants while standing in a tuxedo.

Trump can only do so much to bring this country back. The GOP is a Useless Pile of Shit* (TM - Kreplach) spineless cucks that continue to fold have to be called out. Otherwise, report to the re-education camps that are surely coming when the sleazy Dems, that know how to stick together no matter how disgusting they are. The press openly lies, misleads, and censors important information on a daily basis now.

I have never seen this level of dishonesty in my lifetime, and I watched Neil walk the moon on TV.


As as Kreplach also says, we are not voting our way out of this one. Wake TF up!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at September 22, 2018 09:06 PM (UsCnO)

685 677 trev, not "relying on Flake's loyalty", FFS. 


Just talking about known, or at least claimed, facts. 

Corker said much the same, about Monday. The Monday part (for Ford testimony) is now moot, but we were talking about known or speculated senatorial intentions. 


Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 09:02 PM (QDnY+)

Hope you're right. Willing to bet Flake votes no twice. I think his word is worthless.

Posted by: trev006 at September 22, 2018 09:07 PM (YjrCX)

686 If she shows, she's going to have a much, much, much better, more detailed, and at least somewhat corroborated tale to tell.

But that's the fundamental issue, isn't it? Anyone who could possibly have corroborated have called "bullshit" and any "details" would have had to have been in the WaPo story or DiFi's letter or they are going to seem like they're completely coached.

Yeah, I know, the benefit of every possible doubt can be given. But it's also a YUGE risk for her and I get the impression Chrissy would be god-awful at poker.

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 09:09 PM (9TYxj)

687 If she doesn't have 1,000 times more than she apparently has, it will be ridiculous. And she'll look incredibly foolish. 


Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 09:06 PM (QDnY+)

More: if she thinks she can put McConnell's perks in jeopardy, she has a very rude surprise incoming. She has to testify, and the Republicans need to fillet her.

I wouldn't switch places with her for $10 million. Money's no good to the dead.

Posted by: trev006 at September 22, 2018 09:10 PM (YjrCX)

688 trev, not a question of me being "right" - I'm making no predictions. Just reminding the horde of the precious few data points we have on matters of intense speculation.


Well, one prediction. Still think Kav gets confirmed. But not gonna do the vote count. Still expect some Dem votes. This stands, regardless of Ford-drama to come.


Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 09:10 PM (QDnY+)

689 ... Which is why I keep coming back to my fundamental position - she never, ever testifies under oath. Anywhere.

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 09:11 PM (9TYxj)

690 DocJ, don't disagree. Based on what we know*, seems like she has no basis to appear, and accuse a SCOTUS nominee (with a pristine Boy Scout life record) of teenage quasi-sorta-violence-or-something.


* we don't seem to know that much, or we do, but we have no way of knowing til it all shakes out

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 09:12 PM (QDnY+)

691 Posted by: Ha at September 22, 2018 09:10 PM (MAstk)

Dude, would it be too much to ask for a summary for those of us who can't get to twitter?

There are such unfortunates. They are not at fault, they appear to have been born that way.

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 09:12 PM (9TYxj)

692 198
Ace on the Weekend?!?

Posted by: Surfperch at September 22, 2018 06:33 PM (hVHEm)

Officially, shit is REAL.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at September 22, 2018 09:12 PM (UsCnO)

693 692

3rd witness listed by Ford and is female says doesn't know kav and never saw him at a party.

Posted by: Ha at September 22, 2018 09:14 PM (MAstk)

694 * we don't seem to know that much, or we do, but we have no way of knowing til it all shakes out

Until the original letter DiFi is hiding in her liquor cabinet is published somewhere, we know only what DiFi and the commies want for us to know.

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 09:14 PM (9TYxj)

695 BOOM!

Posted by: Ha at September 22, 2018 09:14 PM (MAstk)

696 Posted by: Ha at September 22, 2018 09:14 PM (MAstk)

Thanks, amigo.

So Ford's gone 0-for-3 with "corroborators". Yep, that's great news for her.

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 09:15 PM (9TYxj)

697 Yup

Posted by: Ha at September 22, 2018 09:16 PM (MAstk)

698 Thanks, Ha. Seems pertinent!


How in the wide wide world of sports is this woman gonna show up at a committee hearing and make audacious/serious claims without anything to back them up, and with a line of people saying it's all made-up and never happened?


I know - she isn't gonna show. But if she does?


Will make the Hindenburg docking in Lakehurst look smooth and untroubled.


Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 09:16 PM (QDnY+)

699 BTW, has that Garrett fellow sued the freaking hell out of that idiot Whelan yet?

Because I have to believe THAT is coming down the pike.

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 09:17 PM (9TYxj)

700 > Dude, would it be too much to ask for a summary for those of us who can't get to twitter?


Okay, this is big if it pans out.

The Mystery Girl, Jane Doe #2, who either was or was not at the party that either did or did not occur sometime in the early 1980s has come forward. Says 1) she does not remember party and 2) does not know Kavanaugh. At all.

So, of the four people Dr. CrazyPants has claimed were at the party, ALL FOUR have denied that it even took place.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at September 22, 2018 09:17 PM (TM5Iv)

701 Huge!

Posted by: Ha at September 22, 2018 09:19 PM (MAstk)

702 Yeah, I keep forgetting about the letter to ChiFi (I love that updated nickname!).


Given the unbelievable slanders and insults the Dems on the committee have unleashed on their colleagues, I would hope Grassley takes the time to publicly chastise them for their words AND behavior. Specifically ChiFi.


Yeah it's the new, degraded-beyond-recognition US of 2018, but a ranking member pockets a document directly affecting a SCOTUS nomination, and won't share it? WTFF?


The unhinged, outrageous rhetoric of the Dems (which continues as we speak) needs to be slapped down and dismantled in a high profile manner (for now, and for sound bites for ads).

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 09:20 PM (QDnY+)

703 I have to believe that just about anyone who ever knew Ford at any time between middle school and her 30th birthday is applying for the witness protection program or fleeing to a non-extradition treaty country as we speak.

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 09:20 PM (9TYxj)

704 AP now saying testimony Thursday...

Which makes no sense with Senate Rules...


so... probably crap.

Posted by: Don Quixote, Neanderthal of La Mnncha at September 22, 2018 09:21 PM (NgKpN)

705 705 AP now saying testimony Thursday...


Bully!

Posted by: Teddy R. at September 22, 2018 09:22 PM (AMIL/)

706 I'm behind on facts. Did Judiciary interview Judge, under oath? (think they did)


Have they/will they interview these other 3 "witnesses"? They should. Then their statements are entered into the record at the hearing.


And Ms nutcase is left there with her own vague recollections of UFO sightings, and nobody/nothing to back her up.


Maybe it was knowledge of this witness situation that was behind some of the confident predictions made by public figures the last few days.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 09:23 PM (QDnY+)

707 AP now saying testimony Thursday...

Nothing on the Judiciary Committee calendar for Thursday.

No new announcement from the Committee.

So yeah, same crap that's been smacked-down. My guess is that the negotiators said, "Fine, Thursday. Now to the rest of the conditions..." and that's pretty much when the conversation stopped.

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 09:24 PM (9TYxj)

708 I'm sure that any of us deplorables could get away with ignoring a Senate subpoena because we don't want to fly.

Posted by: dingbat at September 22, 2018 09:24 PM (x8d+2)

709 Could be. But if she sticks to her story, skimpy as it is, and weathers the 2 hour storm, she's done and becomes a major heroine in Progressive circles (which she seems to inhabit).
Posted by: Gref at September 22, 2018 09:03 PM (AMIL/)

Yeah, a Heroine like the one who got run over by stupidly standing in the way of an Israeli Bulldozer?

Posted by: Don Quixote, Neanderthal of La Mnncha at September 22, 2018 09:24 PM (NgKpN)

710 Senate/committee rules can always be waived by unanimous consent, the procedure that actually the Senate is based on, in a day-to-day sense.


Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 09:24 PM (QDnY+)

711 "3. When RBG dies--and I believe that will be soon--a woman will be nominated. This woman had better put her family into hiding because the left has only violence to fall back on now"

It is amazing how a political base with the proclivity to hit people with bike chains and locks doesn't get betrayed by its elected leadership.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at September 22, 2018 09:25 PM (Ne9GA)

712 McConnell had one fucking job...

Posted by: Under Fire at September 22, 2018 09:26 PM (r9UYA)

713 711 Senate/committee rules can always be waived by unanimous consent, the procedure that actually the Senate is based on, in a day-to-day sense.


Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 09:24 PM (QDnY+)


Do you really think the dems are no ALL about delaying this as long as possible?


All it takes is ONE Dem on the committee to derail that.

Posted by: Don Quixote, Neanderthal of La Mnncha at September 22, 2018 09:27 PM (NgKpN)

714 Yeah, a Heroine like the one who got run over by stupidly standing in the way of an Israeli Bulldozer?

Posted by: Don Quixote, Neanderthal of La Mnncha at September 22, 2018 09:24 PM (NgKpN)


No, like another liar: Hillary!

Posted by: Gref at September 22, 2018 09:27 PM (AMIL/)

715 Pergram said "tentative" deal on Thursday, "talks continuing". Which, as I pointed out, pointed to trouble, since it's hard to see the committee backing off their position on conditions (see their last letter).


One reason I whine about the GOP not jumping in, immediately and aggressively and in detail, and with some nastiness, to the stupid public chatter about this is that, when the Ford side ultimately pulls their final stunt ("we tried but the committee kept bullying Dr Ford and imposing unreasonable conditions and tainting everything with leaks") then there will be a much more accurate and balanced starting point in terms of explaining what happened.


The committee's got an unanswerable story to tell on this score - but they've done B

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 09:28 PM (QDnY+)

716 ... Which is why I keep coming back to my fundamental position - she never, ever testifies under oath. Anywhere.
Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 09:11

I agree, she will never testify. She's a lying liar and doesn't want to expose herself to perjury. She thought just the accusation was good enough to sink Kav.

Posted by: Farmer at September 22, 2018 09:28 PM (yJ1e6)

717 715 Yeah, a Heroine like the one who got run over by stupidly standing in the way of an Israeli Bulldozer?

Posted by: Don Quixote, Neanderthal of La Mnncha at September 22, 2018 09:24 PM (NgKpN)


No, like another liar: Hillary!
Posted by: Gref at September 22, 2018 09:27 PM (AMIL/)


Missed my meaning, the Left will sacrifice you in a heartbeat to make political hay...


this woman is now about to be sacrificed on the altar of Progressive Politics.

Posted by: Don Quixote, Neanderthal of La Mnncha at September 22, 2018 09:28 PM (NgKpN)

718 .... they've done Bupkis to "prep the battlefield" - just reading their last letter in talking point form would have been excellent, should have been done.


Anyway, we'll see soon.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 09:29 PM (QDnY+)

719 On the Criminal News Network now:


https://tinyurl.com/y9ch294m


"CNN has learned that the committee has reached out to a longtime friend of Ford named Leland Ingham Keyser.
On Saturday night, her lawyer, Howard Walsh, released a statement to CNN and the Senate Judiciary Committee..
"Simply put," Walsh said, "Ms. Keyser does not know Mr. Kavanaugh and she has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present, with, or without, Dr. Ford."
The lawyer acknowledged to CNN that Keyser is a lifelong friend of Ford's."

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at September 22, 2018 09:29 PM (TM5Iv)

720 All it takes is ONE Dem on the committee to derail that.
Posted by: Don Quixote, Neanderthal of La Mnncha at September 22, 2018 09:27 PM (NgKpN)

----------------

Not true. He can still be voted on by the full Senate even if the Committee is a "no" or a "no recommendation" vote. That's how Thomas was voted in. Phuch Jeff Flake.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 09:30 PM (I16G8)

721 Yes, I understand the "unanimous" part of unanimous consent. Quite well.


Point was that if the Ford team agreed to something, that implied Dem agreement, so rules could be waived because that would simply reflect agreement by both sides over scheduling, whatever.


Rules are not a barrier at this point, in themselves.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 09:31 PM (QDnY+)

722 720
On the Criminal News Network now:


https://tinyurl.com/y9ch294m


"CNN has learned that the committee has reached out to a longtime friend of Ford named Leland Ingham Keyser.

On Saturday night, her lawyer, Howard Walsh, released a statement to CNN and the Senate Judiciary Committee..

"Simply put," Walsh said, "Ms. Keyser does not know Mr. Kavanaugh
and she has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where
he was present, with, or without, Dr. Ford."

The lawyer acknowledged to CNN that Keyser is a lifelong friend of Ford's."



it is over. there will be no testimony.

Posted by: Prof at September 22, 2018 09:32 PM (zgX3V)

723 Well, here we go again. Misunderstanding (I think). Don was commenting about committee scheduling issue, I pointed out rules can be waived by UC, so that rules aren't really a barrier.


We (at least I) were not talking about Kav being reported out with/without recommendation. No need for UC to make that happen.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 09:32 PM (QDnY+)

724 Calm Mentor, if you missed it, Flake responded to report about his plan to vote present, said it was not accurate, that's not his plan. FYI.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 09:34 PM (QDnY+)

725 713 McConnell had one fucking job...

Posted by: Under Fire at September 22, 2018 09:26 PM (r9UYA)

If Mitch's job involves "fucking", we're fucked

Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2018 09:34 PM (+g41/)

726 Prof, have not followed details of Ford's claims that closely. See that 3 of 4 "witnesses" (not sure how they were ID'd) have now denied Ford's claims.


Was Keyser the "other girl" at the alleged event?

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 09:35 PM (QDnY+)

727 Calm Mentor, if you missed it, Flake responded to report about his plan to vote present, said it was not accurate, that's not his plan. FYI.
Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 09:34 PM (QDnY+)

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I saw that. My point was that his vote is not needed, either in Committee or the full Senate vote.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 09:36 PM (I16G8)

728 Leland Ingham Keyser must be pretty pissed right now. I know I would be, if some bizarro-cray cray friend had put me in the national crosshairs like that.

Posted by: Prof at September 22, 2018 09:36 PM (zgX3V)

729 CNN has learned that the committee has reached out to a longtime friend of Ford named Leland Ingham Keyser.


The same Leland Keyser who was married to Bob Beckel?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 22, 2018 09:38 PM (1g7ch)

730 Don Q -
Yup, I missed you meaning - sorry.

Good night all.

Posted by: Gref at September 22, 2018 09:38 PM (AMIL/)

731 > Was Keyser the "other girl" at the alleged event?

Apparently.

She's also the ex-wife of Bob Beckel, who has been a commentator for both Fox and CNN, was a Carter State Department official, and was Walter Mondale's campaign manager.

These people really are incestuous, aren't they?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at September 22, 2018 09:40 PM (TM5Iv)

732 730
The same Leland Keyser who was married to Bob Beckel?

believe so.
Ford = [bizarro story] found on road dead

Posted by: Prof at September 22, 2018 09:40 PM (zgX3V)

733 The lawyer is from Ed Whelans firm?


Haha

Posted by: Ha at September 22, 2018 09:41 PM (MAstk)

734 Gotta go, but reading down that thread on Keyser, it seems letters to the committee have legal standing - i.e., if you lie in them it is considered perjury. Don't know if that's correct, but sounds right.


I've seen that Judge has denied all (not sure if in letter, or sworn interview with staff).


Unless I misunderstand parts of this or am missing quite a bit, it does indeed seem hard to imagine Ford appearing.


And I hope the possibly huge debacle this will be for ChiFi doesn't hurt her in November - I do not want a young, stupid, racist, corrupt cretin replacing her. I'll take the pathetic, toxic, fading incumbent, for now.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 22, 2018 09:41 PM (QDnY+)

735 But Team Ford says they are going to have further discussions about her testifying Thursday.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 22, 2018 09:42 PM (1g7ch)

736 I'm confused. Would his voting present on the committee torpedo the nomination?

Posted by: Tikvah at September 22, 2018 09:43 PM (kvPML)

737 Dear Senate Judiciary Committee,

My client Leland Keyser has a message, simply put:

Christine Ford is cray-cray delusional and my client wants none of her alcohol-related hallucinations.


Posted by: Prof at September 22, 2018 09:44 PM (zgX3V)

738 I'm confused. Would his voting present on the committee torpedo the nomination?
Posted by: Tikvah at September 22, 2018 09:43 PM (kvPML)

Committee just makes, or does not make, a recommendation to the full Senate.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 22, 2018 09:44 PM (1g7ch)

739 I'm confused. Would his voting present on the committee torpedo the nomination?
Posted by: Tikvah at September 22, 2018 09:43 PM (kvPML)

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He has said he will not vote present. Even if he votes no, it does not torpedo the nomination.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at September 22, 2018 09:45 PM (I16G8)

740 With a name like "Flake" should we expect anything less?

Posted by: Ben (the original) at September 22, 2018 09:49 PM (ZU7vA)

741 I'm confused. Would his voting present on the committee torpedo the nomination?

A "no" vote from Flake means the nomination goes to the full Senate without a positive recommendation.

Just like what happened for Associate Justice Clarence Thomas of the SCOTUS.

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 09:51 PM (9TYxj)

742 These people really are incestuous, aren't they?
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at September 22, 2018 09:40 PM (TM5Iv)

DC, and the suburbs, is the ultimate "Company Town"

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 09:52 PM (9TYxj)

743 it is over. there will be no testimony.
Posted by: Prof at September 22, 2018 09:32

Is this the other female that was supposedly at the party? I think this sinks Ford's claim.

Posted by: Farmer at September 22, 2018 09:54 PM (yJ1e6)

744 With all four of Ford's witnesses denying everything, it would be almost cruel to have her testify. Now it isn't a matter of the Committee negotiating terms of her testimony but negotiating for her not to.

Posted by: lowandslow at September 22, 2018 09:57 PM (ye3s4)

745 I think Ford will withdraw.

Like Roseann Roseannadanna:

"Never mind."

Either that, or she'll off herself.

Posted by: Plp at September 22, 2018 10:00 PM (zgX3V)

746 For those keeping score at home...

Professor Christine Blasey Ford has apparently identified four people who were at a party, somewhere in the MD suburbs of DC, sometime around 1982 (likely in the summer), where she claims to have been "sexually assaulted" by Brett Kavanaugh

Brett Kavanaugh: categorical denial of any such behavior, or even attending any such party, and certainly not with Ms. Blasey

Mark Judge (who is alleged to have participated in the assault): has "no memory of the incident" and testifies that he never once saw Kavanaugh "act that way" toward any woman, ever

Patrick Smyth: denies ever being at such a party

Leland Ingham Keyser (a "lifelong friend of Ms. Blasey): "does not know Mr. Kavanaugh," and "has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present, with, or without, Dr. Ford."

In a sane world, this would be all over but for a pair of affirmative votes.

But we don't live in that world.

Posted by: DocJ at September 22, 2018 10:02 PM (9TYxj)

747 Ford after her gal-pal told her to go f*** herself through a lawyer:

https://youtu.be/OjYoNL4g5Vg

Posted by: Plp at September 22, 2018 10:03 PM (zgX3V)

748 747

Even the left abandoned "Kenneth" Rathergate when his crappola got too nuts.

Posted by: Plp at September 22, 2018 10:05 PM (zgX3V)

749 Well, now we know why ChiFi refused to release the original letter to the committee. If someone had contacted Keyser weeks ago, this would never have even been a thing. I wonder who leaked it?


That scrunt deserves a censure for this, but she probably won't get one.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at September 22, 2018 10:06 PM (TM5Iv)

750 @Plp
That's Emily Litella, not Roseanne...

Posted by: browndog at September 22, 2018 10:07 PM (bGMOs)

751 751 oops

Posted by: Plp at September 22, 2018 10:08 PM (zgX3V)

752 Well, now we know why ChiFi refused to release the original letter to the committee. If someone had contacted Keyser weeks ago, this would never have even been a thing. I wonder who leaked it?


That scrunt deserves a censure for this, but she probably won't get one.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at September 22, 2018 10:06 PM (TM5Iv)


Well, now we know why ChiFi waited until the very end to release it...
But the good news is she is hop one on a FISA warrant.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 22, 2018 10:17 PM (1g7ch)

753 Leland Keyser was married to Bob Beckel for years. You can't make this sh!t up!
https://tinyurl.com/y9pprlu2

Posted by: PaddyO' at September 22, 2018 10:30 PM (Bbw58)

754 Trump showed them how to fight and win. Winning is kryptonite to the GOPe pussies.

Posted by: Valiant at September 22, 2018 10:35 PM (3MiF8)

755 Well said of the lib wolves on our side.
It is too bad that the Dims don't have this
problem on their side. I guess Zell Millerof GA was their last thorn in the side,
their last gasp of reality and common
sense.

fch sends

Posted by: Horner, Fentress C. at September 22, 2018 11:26 PM (qdknA)

756 This is just a media show and Democrats are milking it for all they can. They seem very comfortable with this scenario and so far it seems to be working out great for them.
What they aren't getting is that, to many people, this does not look like how a country should be run. Senate debates should not be about an incident between high school students that may have taken place more than 30 years ago. This is puerile. This is juvenile.
But very likely, if not the actual senators, then probably many of the Democratic staffers and strategists find this perfectly normal. The accuser's lawyers are probably chairs of the diversity committees in their big law firms. Title IX commissions, secret investigations, discrimination and harassment accusations: this is how they got where they are and this is how they plan to proceed in the future.

Posted by: PG at September 22, 2018 11:33 PM (iqCkn)

757 Speaking of cucks, remember when you said you'd vote for Hilary over Rubio?

Posted by: lol@lol.com at September 23, 2018 12:05 AM (B9cpP)

758 the republican party is meant to capture and redirect right wing sentiment. There are entire organizations whose mask is now fully off who have been dedicated to preventing real right wing ideas from taking hold, for 30-50 years.

Now the bluff is being called and more that FORTY republican congressmen are retiring, because the don't, and never did, represent us.

Posted by: dw at September 23, 2018 07:16 AM (stPAM)

759 "And of course people like Flake, Corker, Murkowski, and before them, the original backstabbing 'maverick' McCain, are always there to drive the knife in our backs at the most critical moments."

This exposes the fallacy of the "agrees with you 90% of the time" argument. That other 10% always surfaces at crunch time.

Posted by: Tom Osterman at September 23, 2018 11:08 AM (k41Da)

760 Murkowski was already primaried and defeated - she won the general running as an independent. She's not even a RINO, strictly speaking.

Flake needs to be forcibly reminded of what post-senate life can be made to look like, with a few well-placed investigations, some improprieties surfaced, etc. Any cushy gigs playing the house republican can get swallowed up pretty quick with some expensive attorney fees.

Posted by: Advo at September 23, 2018 01:36 PM (By5RL)

761
To seek a job after one leaves the Senate is one thing.
To
pursue it, while still in office, with news organizations that are
completely aligned with the opposition party, in the midst of a profound
political confrontation regarding an appointment to the Supreme court,
when you own a key vote in the nomination process is...
1.) Regretful?
2.) Ill considered?
3.) Business as usual?
How about disgustingly and shamelessly corrupt?

Posted by: Mr. Vapid at September 23, 2018 05:22 PM (kk8TL)

762 "cuck" was a word invented by neo-Nazi Jew-hating racist alt-reich trolls in 2015, including notorious Nazis like the Daily Stormer. Everytime you use the word "cuck" you undermine your crediblity and also we send your IP address to the ADL to be shut down because racism and anti-semetism is a crime. I'm telling you this as true conservative.

Posted by: Conservative Jew at September 23, 2018 07:39 PM (KUQPT)

763 Neither woman will ever testify. The Dems will never allow the unending "I don't know" and "I don't remember" answers. This is all about delay and hoping to take over the Senate.

Posted by: Rob at September 24, 2018 02:07 AM (ct35L)

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