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This is the third longest Supreme Court nominee committee hearing on record. Day after day Brett Kavanaugh answered all questions as an expert, kindly and in a professional manner. Then, "in the eleventh hour," Senator Dianne Feinstein decided to ruin the lives of Dr. Ford and Judge Kavanaugh--in order to stall proceedings...She didn't care who she hurt and destroyed in her way...allegedly...

Senator Jeff Flake asked for "one week or less", so the FBI could inquire about the allegations...One week later, that wasn't good enough for the Democrats, although Flake said he was satisfied with the FBI report and would vote for Kavanaugh...


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BY ALEXANDER BOLTON - 10/04/18 11:51 AM EDT

Sen. Jeff Flake (Ariz.), a key swing Republican vote, said Thursday that a new FBI report on Brett Kavanaugh has failed to corroborate Christine Blasey Ford's allegation of sexual assault against the Supreme Court nominee.

Flake said there was nothing in the FBI’s supplementary background check to corroborate the claims from Ford, which threw Kavanaugh’s nomination into turmoil starting last month.

The Arizona Republican said he agrees with fellow GOP Sen. Susan Collins (Maine) in viewing the FBI report as "thorough." He also said it failed to back up Ford’s claims that Kavanaugh assaulted her at a house gathering in 1982, when both were in high school.


“I think Susan Collins was quoted saying it was very thorough but no new corroborative information came out of it. That’s accurate,” Flake told reporters after reviewing the FBI report in the secure compartmented information facility in the Capitol Visitor Center.

“I wanted this pause; we’ve had this pause. We’ve had the professionals, the FBI, determine — given the scope that we gave them, current credible allegations — to go and do their review, which they’ve done,” Flake said.

“Thus far we’ve seen no new credible corroboration, no new corroboration at all,” he said.

Collins separately told reporters that the FBI investigation "appears to be a very thorough investigation" and said she planned to go read the full report later.

Flake, Collins and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) are the three Republican senators who are undecided on Kavanaugh.

Republicans control 51 seats and can afford only one defection and still confirm the nominee without any Democratic votes.

Flake announced his support for Kavanaugh last week shortly before the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to send his nomination to the floor.

But after being confronted in a Senate elevator by two women who said they were victims of sexual assault, Flake struck a deal with Democrats on the Judiciary Committee to delay a floor vote for a week to give the FBI time to investigate the assault allegations against Kavanaugh.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) agreed to postpone the vote and allow a supplementary investigation after Collins and Murkowski sided with Flake over his request.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced Thursday morning that the FBI failed to corroborate Ford’s claims after interviewing 10 additional witnesses. Other Republicans have since agreed with that assessment.
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I write for a late night show and awards shows and Shouts and Murmurs and my novel is being published by Knopf what else do you want from me.

How about objectivity, research, facts, commas, a period, a question mark...

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..."'Devil's Triangle' was a drinking game we came up with in high school," said a letter signed by DeLancey Davis, Bernard McCarthy Jr., Paul Murray, and Matthew Quinn. "It was a variation on the game 'Quarters.' When we played 'Devil's Triangle,' four people sat at a table. On the table, three small glasses of beer were arranged next to one another to form a triangle. Each of the four participants took turns being the 'shooter.' The shooter attempted to bounce a quarter into one of the glasses. If the quarter landed in one of the glasses, the person at the table sitting nearest that glass had to drink the beer."...
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In the letters submitted Thursday, however, former Georgetown Prep students said Kavanaugh's description of "devil's triangle" was correct.

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Now, the Democrats, who asked for an FBI investigation of allegations against Justice Kavanagh, are complaining about how the 7th FBI investigation of Justice Kavanagh was conducted? It's amazing, nothing pleases them. From what Facebook group did you get that copy and paste, kas? :laughitup:

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...Dave, Saudis ignore history before Mohammed. Ancient cities are abandoned in the desert and they have no interest in studying them...

There are hundreds of archaeologists who would disagree with you.

The Iraqis in particular are very proud of their ancestry.

I have passed through Babylon and Hilla many times, and spent some time on a site that was indeed covered in sand and was being meticulously excavated.

Islam is only 1500 year old. a blink of an eye by there standards.
And the damage to pre-Islamic history has been mostly done by modern fanatics.

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…The history of Pre-Islamic Arabia before the rise of Islam in the 630s is not known in great detail. Archaeological exploration in the Arabian peninsula has been sparse; indigenous written sources are limited to the many inscriptions and coins from southern Arabia. Existing material consists primarily of written sources from other traditions (such as Egyptians, Greeks, Persians, Romans, etc.) and oral traditions later recorded by Islamic scholars. Many small kingdoms prospered from Red sea and Indian Ocean trade…

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The most striking historical ruins in Saudi Arabia are probably the Al-Hijir Archaeology Site (Mada’in Saleh/ Madain Saleh), a “UNESCO World Heritage Site,” reported to have been carved by the Nabataeans.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nabataeans

I’m very short of time, so Travel with Syed Mehdi will explain why it’s not popular with the Saudis”...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQkmbi2U480

Notice what was said at about 56 seconds into the video. Prophet Saleh/Sahih and Mohammad warned people to stay away.

Lately, The Supreme Commission for Tourism is encouraging foreigners to visit the site.

https://scth.gov.sa/en/AboutSCTA/Docume ... RATEGY.pdf

Notice the empty parking lot in the video.

Animated children's stories of the Prophet Saleh:

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American society is in a hell of a mess, and having watched Justice Kavanagh perform on TV I do not think his appointment is going to make things better. He appears a most unsuitable person.

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American society is in a hell of a mess, and having watched Justice Kavanagh perform on TV I do not think his appointment is going to make things better. He appears a most unsuitable person.



So, 26 years in various government positions, including 12 years as a Federal appeals court judge is negated by an hour defending himself of a false accusation?

Talk about a mental pygmy.

The vote this afternoon is the difference between being governed by the rule of law or mob rule. The rule of law will win, but just barely.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/i-am-an-in ... 1538695822

I was deeply honored to stand at the White House July 9 with my wife, Ashley, and my daughters, Margaret and Liza, to accept President Trump’s nomination to succeed my former boss and mentor, Justice Anthony Kennedy, on the Supreme Court. My mom, Martha—one of the first women to serve as a Maryland prosecutor and trial judge, and my inspiration to become a lawyer—sat in the audience with my dad, Ed.

That night, I told the American people who I am and what I believe. I talked about my 28-year career as a lawyer, almost all of which has been in public service. I talked about my 12 years as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, often called the second most important court in the country, and my five years of service in the White House for President George W. Bush. I talked about my long record of advancing and promoting women, including as a judge—a majority of my 48 law clerks have been women—and as a longtime coach of girls’ basketball teams.

As I explained that night, a good judge must be an umpire—a neutral and impartial arbiter who favors no political party, litigant or policy. As Justice Kennedy has stated, judges do not make decisions to reach a preferred result. Judges make decisions because the law and the Constitution compel the result. Over the past 12 years, I have ruled sometimes for the prosecution and sometimes for criminal defendants, sometimes for workers and sometimes for businesses, sometimes for environmentalists and sometimes for coal miners. In each case, I have followed the law. I do not decide cases based on personal or policy preferences. I am not a pro-plaintiff or pro-defendant judge. I am not a pro-prosecution or pro-defense judge. I am a pro-law judge.

As Justice Kennedy showed us, a judge must be independent, not swayed by public pressure. Our independent judiciary is the crown jewel of our constitutional republic. The Supreme Court is the last line of defense for the separation of powers, and for the rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution.

The Supreme Court must never be viewed as a partisan institution. The justices do not sit on opposite sides of an aisle. They do not caucus in separate rooms. As I have said repeatedly, if confirmed to the court, I would be part of a team of nine, committed to deciding cases according to the Constitution and laws of the United States. I would always strive to be a team player.

During the confirmation process, I met with 65 senators and explained my approach to the law. I participated in more than 30 hours of hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee, and I submitted written answers to nearly 1,300 additional questions. I was grateful for the opportunity.

After all those meetings and after my initial hearing concluded, I was subjected to wrongful and sometimes vicious allegations. My time in high school and college, more than 30 years ago, has been ridiculously distorted. My wife and daughters have faced vile and violent threats.

Against that backdrop, I testified before the Judiciary Committee last Thursday to defend my family, my good name and my lifetime of public service. My hearing testimony was forceful and passionate. That is because I forcefully and passionately denied the allegation against me. At times, my testimony—both in my opening statement and in response to questions—reflected my overwhelming frustration at being wrongly accused, without corroboration, of horrible conduct completely contrary to my record and character. My statement and answers also reflected my deep distress at the unfairness of how this allegation has been handled.

I was very emotional last Thursday, more so than I have ever been. I might have been too emotional at times. I know that my tone was sharp, and I said a few things I should not have said. I hope everyone can understand that I was there as a son, husband and dad. I testified with five people foremost in my mind: my mom, my dad, my wife, and most of all my daughters.

Going forward, you can count on me to be the same kind of judge and person I have been for my entire 28-year legal career: hardworking, even-keeled, open-minded, independent and dedicated to the Constitution and the public good. As a judge, I have always treated colleagues and litigants with the utmost respect. I have been known for my courtesy on and off the bench. I have not changed. I will continue to be the same kind of judge I have been for the last 12 years. And I will continue to contribute to our country as a coach, volunteer, and teacher. Every day I will try to be the best husband, dad, and friend I can be. I will remain optimistic, on the sunrise side of the mountain. I will continue to see the day that is coming, not the day that is gone.

I revere the Constitution. I believe that an independent and impartial judiciary is essential to our constitutional republic. If confirmed by the Senate to serve on the Supreme Court, I will keep an open mind in every case and always strive to preserve the Constitution of the United States and the American rule of law.

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50 to 48, Justice Kavanaugh confirmed.

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ploughed in as stated from the outset

hes going to have an interesting time

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ploughed in as stated from the outset

hes going to have an interesting time


Ploughed through.

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Goodness and sanity prevailed.


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The world saw him perform under pressure and it was not impressive.

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I have no doubt that most men would have behaved the same way when accused of a gross crime that they did not commit.
Particularly in the knowledge that this was a last ditch effort to ruin the chance of being promoted in their job with an allegation found to be completely uncorroborated in its entirety and spitefully subjected to innuendo and supposition by political opponents who wished to destroy his chances in a loathsome, callous and abusive way.
He has nothing to be ashamed of, unlike some.

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The world saw him perform under pressure and it was not impressive.



I'm sure they did. Over and over and over and over again. When the sexual assault allegations crumbled into dust they needed something else to attack him for. They ignored his 12 years on the appeals court and focused on the few minutes of emotions he displayed defending himself.

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...They ignored his 12 years on the appeals court and focused on the few minutes of emotions he displayed defending himself...

And quite rightly.

He showed he can't take the pressure.

He is not an 'ordinary' person. He has tremendous power in his hands now, the power to effect millions of people's lives by his decisions.

However, I thought all along that Ford's case was weak. And am glad that that did not stop him attain his goal.

If there is anything of consequence, no doubt it will come out later.

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HE LIED---UNDER OATH!!

--which apparently made him a perfect choice for the deplorables!!

Absolutely disgusting.

But then...why would we expect otherwise from this despicable, brainless, spineless and idiotic bunch.

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Robert Post, the former dean of Yale Law School, minced no words in excoriating Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court in an op-ed published in Politico on Saturday.

Kavanaugh, who graduated from the law school in 1990, had “stoked the fires of partisan rage and male entitlement,” Post wrote of the judge’s behavior following multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. Kavanaugh will “undermine the [Supreme Court’s] claim to legitimacy,” Post said, calling the judge’s confirmation “an American tragedy.”

Kavanaugh was confirmed by the Senate on Saturday afternoon and quickly sworn in as a justice on the nation’s highest court.

“He had apparently concluded that the only way he could rally Republican support was by painting himself as the victim of a political hit job,” Post said of Kavanaugh and the way the judge had attempted to defend himself from the accusations of sexual assault and harassment. “He therefore offered a witches’ brew of vicious unfounded charges, alleging that Democratic members of the Senate Judicial Committee were pursuing a vendetta on behalf of the Clintons. If we expect judges to reach conclusions based solely on reliable evidence, Kavanaugh’s savage and bitter attack demonstrated exactly the opposite sensibility.”

Post, who described Kavanaugh as a “casual acquaintance” whom he’d known for a decade, said he’d been “shell-shocked” by the judge’s behavior. “This was not the Brett Kavanaugh I thought I knew,” he wrote. “Having come so close to confirmation, Kavanaugh apparently cared more about his promotion than about preserving the dignity of the Supreme Court to which he aspired to join.”

Post, a Sterling Professor of Law at Yale Law School who specializes in constitutional law, went on to lambast the senators who voted for Kavanaugh as caring “more about controlling” the court than the institution’s legitimacy.

There will be hell to pay,” he warned.

Referring to a Wall Street Journal editorial penned last week by Kavanaugh in which the judge admitted to having been, perhaps, “too emotional at times” during his hearing before the Senate Judicial Committee and in which he vowed to be “an independent and impartial” judge, Post stressed that Kavanaugh “cannot have it both ways.”

He cannot gain confirmation by unleashing partisan fury while simultaneously claiming that he possesses a judicial and impartial temperament,” said Post.

Kavanaugh, Post continued, will therefore “join the court as the black-robed embodiment of raw partisan power inconsistent with any ideal of an impartial judiciary.”

“His very presence will undermine the court’s claim to legitimacy; it will damage the nation’s commitment to the rule of law. It will be an American tragedy,” Post concluded.


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