We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Graham’s comment has nothing to do with witches. I think all us country folks know how to test eggs for freshness; You place them in a bowl of water and if the egg floats, they’re rotten. See, when you have free range chickens you need to do that because when you find a nest out in the woods, you don’t know how long the eggs have been sitting out there. You’re welcome…
You're entitled to your opinion but I immediately thought of She's a witch.
I was hopeful that it was over, too, but I just heard that after Murkowski and Collins said they were comfortable with Kavanaugh, they said they were uncommitted for now. Not a rousing endorsement.
I don't see the difficulty. All we've heard are wild, baseless accusations of a man who has been vetted by the FBI half a dozen times and has worked without blemish in high positions of government for over twenty years and yet nearly half the country (and Senators) are at least open to the accurateness of those accusations in spite of the lack of evidence and "inconsistencies" of Ford's testimony.
They will stalk individuals who are known to be opposed to them. They will slander them in the workplace with untruths.
They will storm into their homes.
They will con the divorced president of the HOA to unlock the door to your apartment so they can search through your office. They will stalk you and con the airline ticket agent to give them a seat next to you on an international flight--so they can have a
"conversation" with you.
They will con your daughter into giving them information about your work that they will use to cause you professional harm.
At your university they will not allow you to complete the last two courses necessary for a professional degree--"because you don't support us".
Who are these people you may ask? Most likely if they are between the age of 50 and 20 THEY are YOUR daughters! If they are older than that THEY may be your wives and girl friends!!
I'm pretty sure they want the optics of agonizing over their decision but as far as I can tell they would just make both halves of the GOP mad at them now by voting No. Flake might do that, pairing with Manchin, but I don't think these two are ready to burn their bridges just yet.
The only Republican Senators to vote against a Republican President's nominee since Thomas were Jim Jeffords (Thomas), Bob Packwood (Thomas), and Lincoln Chaffe (Alito). Packwood likely did it for obvious reasons, and the other two left the Party.
Correct, and they already managed to delay another day.
The vote was set last week for friday, now it's suddenly saturday.
No doubt they'll drag out the debates and consultations in full senate long enough that it's dragged over into sunday, and they'll want then more time to deliberate, so let's vote wednessday.
And by that time there will be so much screaming that there's more time needed that the GOP is going to cave in again and give them another 3 weeks, by which time they'll claim "it's too close to the midterms to vote on something this important, let's wait until after the new congress is in session" and they have exactly what they want as they're confident the left is going to gut the GOP in the mid terms, and I have to say I think they're right on that where they're wrong on pretty much everything else, always.