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Friday, September 28. 2018
The Kavanaugh Kangaroo Court is Revictimizing Victims - Partisanship will make those who have suffered from sexual assault less likely to be believed, not more.
Two guys have appeared and said they did try to grope her at some parties... who is talking to them?
Witness Mark Judge Will Cooperate With FBI Investigation of Sexual Assault Claims
Christine Blasey Ford is a sympathetic witness, but that can't overcome the lack of corroboration to her story
His story has evidence, hers has none
McCarthyist? The Democrats’ treatment of Brett Kavanaugh is way worse than that. As Lindsey Graham noted, Republicans have never done to Democratic nominees for the Supreme Court what the Democrats have routinely done to Republicans
It's War, stupid
The Kavanaugh hearing was a train wreck
Say, why not have the FBI investigate Kavanaugh a third time
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It is war.
The dems are already toying with the idea of impeaching Kavanaugh if he is seated.
And why stop there? Once the precedent has been set, I am sure all the other conservative judges on the court could be impeached as well.
They don't need evidence, they just need the votes.
Sympathic? How so? She sounds like a typical leftist nutter to me. I'd also remind you that she's spent months with experts coaching her on how to dress, facial expressions, clothes to wear and tone of voice.
I think she was supposed to appear vulnerable and so maybe more credible. Apparently, it is a fine line between vulnerable and pathetic. It might have worked better if she wasn't so old.
The little girl voice should be a clue. I found her neither sympathetic nor credible. And her backers have made it more difficult now for genuine assault victims to get redress.
Once Republicans started letting the left get by with various things such as Occupy Wallstreet, then BLM, Me Too, the violence, etc., no one should be surprised that they are threatening even more violence to all that do not believe as they do. As a woman I am ashamed of those women behaving so badly insisting everybody support Dr. Ford. I have known a number of people to lie without any remorse or indication on their faces. The whiny little girl voice, is that for real? How can people (dumb question I know) get upset with Bret Kavanaugh when the Dems are trying to destroy him and everything he has worked for including his family. I'm afraid I would be screaming harsher words than he did yesterday. Now this F**king Flake has thrown more wood on the fire probably because he hates Donald Trump. I for one don't believe Dr. Ford at all and I have been "accosted" by guys when I was in college. I remember it all . Shame on the Republicans for even letting the left get by with this last "only a week" with the FBI. They won't stop now on anything they don't like. God be with you Judge Kananaugh and the rest of the sane people in America.
You have to remember Ford is a professor - she's accustomed to the Title IX rules whereby a man accused of a sex crime is presumed guilty until proven innocent and maybe even after then. There's no evidence or corroboration necessary when you're the accuser, the burden of proof lies with the accused.
You have to remember Ford is a professor
Professor of Exculpatory Hippocampus Studies?
I am currently listening to podcasts and reading up on various mass hysterias of our lifetimes - a few by conservative culture, more by liberal culture, and most of all by unaligned popular culture. This is similar, and most similar to the recovered memory and satanic ritual abuse panics of the 1980's.
There are still people who argue that the prosecutions were justified.
Thank goodness for Scott Brown, or we might be having to endure Martha Coakley's interrogation of Kavanaugh.
Dorothy Rabinowitz is the go to on this. No Crueler Tyrannies: Accusation, False Witness, and Other Terrors of Our Times.
I was thinking about the same thing. At least they had aflatoxin to blame for Salem. Will it be soy this time? I am shocked that something with this many holes in it has been pressed forward to this level. I would go as far as maybe something bad happened at some time because based on HER year book she presented herself for 3 years as someone that liked to drink to excess and party but it didn't happen with the people she claims. I think she wants to believe this made up story. Apparently it's even easier to false memory if you want to believe. I would also think that a psychologist would know about false memories and be particularly careful, although I hear that no one can find a license for Ford and that she may not actually be a Psychologist, or perhaps she "remembers strongly" doing the 3000 hours of post doc and taking the exams (sarc). If any of those podcasts are particularly good please pass on recommendations.
USA Today: Judge Kavanaugh should be barred from coaching girls sports.
When the backlash does eventually occur they won't be able to whinge they didn't have it coming.
They will of course.
The backlash will come in the midterms and will be against the senate GOP for being weaklings who played right into the demorats' hand.
This will of course hand the senate to the demorats on a golden platter.
Ford is NOT sympathetic, unless you're delusional.
She's clearly a pathological liar carefully directed by professional script writers.
She's a rabid lunatic 3rd wave feminist liberal (but I repeat myself).
The News Junkie: His story has evidence, hers has none
Ford's testimony is evidence, even if it is not probative. That Kavanaugh was often drunk has been established, and there is some circumstantial evidence from his calendar.
Ford's testimony is hearsay. Flimsy at best.
That Kavanaugh was "often" drunk has not been established.
The calender is circumstantial evidence of his calender.
You kiddiez are still reaching. Try harder.
Zzzzatemypuppies: Ford's testimony is hearsay.
Uh, no. Ford's testimony was not hearsay. Where did you get that idea?
Fords testimony is an accusation backed up by no evidence. None of her witnesses would collaborate her accusations. Even her accusations are untenable as her memory of events varies as much as the weather. Even she knows how uncertain her accusations are as she did not want her letter released. Feinstein betrayed her trust and used her to get Kavanaugh by any means possible. The FBI needs to investigate Feinstein.
Should have been HERSAY, kiddiez, because she has no corroborating witnesses.
Even her BFF doesn't back up her little fantasy. She even disputes it.
indyjonesouthere: Fords testimony is an accusation backed up by no evidence.
That doesn't make it hearsay as claimed. In any case, there are three similar, but independent allegations, concerning drunken sexual assaults. That is more than sufficient to justify an investigation.
Zzzzatemypuppies: Even her BFF doesn't back up her little fantasy. She even disputes it.
Kavanaugh: “Listen to Ms. Keyser."
Ms. Keyser's attorney: "Ms. Keyser does not refute Dr. Ford's account, and she has already told the press that she believes Dr. Ford's account."
“Ms. Keyser asked that I communicate to the Committee her willingness to cooperate fully with the FBI’s supplemental investigation of Dr. Christine Ford’s allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh,” Mr. Walsh said. “However, as my client has already made clear, she does not know Judge Kavanaugh and has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present, with, or without, Dr. Ford.”
Stop lying, kiddiez, it's ruining your credibility.
Zzzzatemypuppies: Stop ...
All our statements were factually accurate.
Your statements are misleading at best therefore inaccurate.
But that's what you kiddiez do and is why you have no credibility around here.
Topic: Food, for example.
Human: I enjoy hamburgers.
LiarBot: Beef is a product of [insert bullshit leftist controversy].
Human: But [bullshit controversy] is not racist and sexist.
LiarBot: Sexism is [insert diversion and deflection, jerk topic to second generation of impertinence in as many remarks].
Human: But [diversion and deflection] is untrue!
LiarBot: We freely offered that [allusion to something completely tangential to smear human's intellect while appearing innocent and claiming truthfulness].
Human: But I like hamburgers! And I'm not dumb! [Frustration with being gaslit.]
LiarBot: [Insert some wooden quip aimed at appearing to have an ounce of wit. Resume deflecting into some pedantic, utterly false premise that smears all in attendance. Hide behind tacit defense against being found out to have been lying again and actually pretend victimhood.]
And this goes on twenty times a day.
I wonder why this isn't getting more attention.
The Stanford University links at this website appear to be the real deal.
Dr. Christine Blasey heads Stanford's CIA Undergraduate Internship Program
Waiting for someone to retrieve the good little Doctor's recently scrubbed social media pages.