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Bret Kavanaugh is a pathological liar and in any position of power he is a danger to society. I do not say this lightly, nor am I referring to Kavanaugh’s aberrant behavior that Dr. Christine Baisley Ford and others testified about: the attempted rape, sexual battery, drunkenness, blackouts and aggressions. All of that is important too.

What I am reporting on is the hundreds of times that Kavanaugh lied to Congress, while under oath, about his years in the early 2000’s as President Bush’s White House Staff Secretary. Among other things, one of his responsibilities was to assist Bush nominees for federal judges through the Senate confirmation process. During those confirmations processes, Kavanaugh received thousands of confidential emails, memorandums and talking points stolen from Democratic Senators’ computer servers by Republican Senate staff member Manuel Miranda.

At the time, Manuel Miranda was a staff member for the Republican majority leader, Republican Senator Bill Frist of Tennessee. The stolen confidential emails, memorandum and talking points (the documents) related to Democratic Senators’ strategies for Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on Bush nominations to the federal courts. Those stolen documents have now been made public, and there is no question that Miranda stole them and passed them on to Kavanaugh.

Yet from 2004 to 2006, when Kavanaugh was asked hundreds of time while under oath if he had received the stolen documents he consistently lied and committed perjury. This all occurred during his own contentious three year Senate confirmation hearings as a Bush nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He did not lie just a few times. He lied hundreds of times, and he lied about it again just a few days ago while being question for Senate confirmation to the US Supreme Court.

Here is the video record of Senator Patrick Leahy pressing Kavanaugh on the Bush-era stolen confidential documents:

Many of the stolen documents came from Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy’s office. Lisa Graves at the time was the chief counsel for nominations for the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Below is what Lisa Graves has written for Slate:

“I wrote some of the stolen memos that Brett Kavanaugh lied to the Senate about. He should be impeached, not elevated…..Newly released emails show that while he was working to move through President George W. Bush’s judicial nominees in the early 2000s, Kavanaugh received confidential memos, letters, and talking points of Democratic staffers stolen by GOP Senate aide Manuel Miranda….Kavanaugh should be removed because he was repeatedly asked under oath as part of his 2004 and 2006 confirmation hearings for his position on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit about whether he had received such information from Miranda, and each time he falsely denied it.”

Lisa Graves has also personally appeared for a video interview about Kavanaugh’s lying. Here is what she had to say to Marc Steiner of The Real News Network:

Kavanaugh has made these same lies, obfuscations and tried to change the subject hundreds of times, all while under oath, and to the FBI and other federal agents. He told these lies in 2004, 2006 and again during his confirmation process to the Supreme Court in 2018. Lying to Congress and the FBI are serious crimes. They are punishable by large fines and up to 5 years in prison.

Perjury is also an impeachable offense. Not only should Kavanaugh not be confirmed to a lifetime possession on the Supreme Court, but he should be impeached and removed from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He should have to forfeit his pension, and be disbarred from the practice of law for the rest of his life.

The problem is that the Republicans have a slim majority in the Senate (51 to 49). Election Day is just a few weeks away on November 6th. Twenty-six of the thirty-five Senators up for re-election are Democrats. That puts a lot of pressure on Senators up for re-election. Democrats would benefit from a delay. So would some Republicans in close races. Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) wants a delay. In a tie vote Vice President Pence would cast the tiebreaking vote, so one more Republican is needed to call for a delay. Two Republicans are being closely watched: Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). If either one or both Collins and Murkowski request a delay, along with Flake, then a vote will not likely happen on Friday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing hard for that Friday vote.

Senators up for re-election are going to be paying special attention to their constituents’ telephone calls, emails and letters. You can get your Senator’s contact information on the US Senate web page https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact .

Senator Bernie Sanders wrote a letter on Saturday, September 29th to the Judiciary Committee Chairman Senator Chuck Grassley demanding that a number of “inconsistencies” in Kavanaugh’s record and testimony be investigated fully. Here is the full text of the letter. What follows are some of the issues that Sanders raised for a thorough investigation:

“In his previous testimony before Congress, Judge Kavanaugh was asked more than 100 times if he knew about files stolen by Republican staffers from Judiciary Committee Democrats. He said he knew nothing. Emails released as part of these hearings show that these files were regularly shared with Kavanaugh while he was on the White House staff. One of the emails had the subject line “spying.” Was Judge Kavanaugh being truthful with the committee?

•In 2006 Judge Kavanaugh told Congress he did not know anything about the NSA warrantless wiretapping program prior to it being reported by the New York Times. This year an email revealed that while at the White House he might have been involved in some conversations about this program. Was Judge Kavanaugh being truthful with the committee?

•In 2004 Judge Kavanaugh testified the nomination of William Pryor to the 11th Circuit “was not one that I worked on personally.” Documents now contradict that statement. Newly released documents also call into question whether Judge Kavanaugh was truthful that the nomination of Charles Pickering “was not one of the judicial nominees that I was primarily handling.” Was Judge Kavanaugh being truthful with the committee?

•In 2006 Judge Kavanaugh testified, “I was not involved and am not involved in the questions about the rules governing detention of combatants.” New evidence released as part of these confirmation hearing contradicts that assertion. Was Judge Kavanaugh being truthful with the committee?

Additionally, several statements made by Judge Kavanaugh under oath regarding his treatment of women and his use of alcohol appear not to be true.”

Amazingly even after the Kavanaugh perjury has made the mainstream media, is being reported extensively by ‘alternative media’ such a Politico, Slate, The Real News Network, Vox and others, there is still a tremendous amount of political pressure to “wrapping up” the FBI investigation as early as Friday.

Dr. Christine Baisley Ford gave convincing testimony of Kavanaugh’s attempted rape of her, and there are substantiating allegations from other women. Kavanaugh’s drunkenness, his bad barroom and frat house behavior, and his most recent bizarre mental and emotional meltdowns during his Senate testimony all call for a thorough investigation.

What little we do know about Kavanaugh raises so many questions that they can only be answered by an extensive investigation that should take months. There are thousands of pages of his prior testimony and other documents that need careful scrutiny. Witnesses need vetting and some should be asked to take a polygraph test. Kavanaugh for one should take a polygraph test.

The surface of Kavanaugh’s criminal behavior has just been scratched. There is a lot more that should come out, and it is just below the surface. Let’s keep digging.

(Republished from The Greanville Post by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Re: “Dr. Christine Baisley Ford gave convincing testimony of Kavanaugh’s attempted rape of her, and there are substantiating allegations from other women. ”

    That statement alone disqualifies your whole article, since you demonstrate your fundamental inability to separate truth from falsehood, thereby calling everything you have to say into question.

  2. @WayBeyondTheRim...

    First I want to say that I really respect Ron Unz for the courage to publish differing view on many topics.

    “Dr. Christine Baisley Ford gave convincing testimony”.

    My wording in this case is carefully phrased as opinion. Everyone is entitled to theirs. The facts clear show that Kavanaugh lied hundreds of times under oath, and are supported by many reliable sources, of which many I provide. If you have facts to prove otherwise, then show them.

    The accusation of “lying” and calling people “liars” is something I rarely do. But this is an exception for me. If one goes through all of my past articles I doubt that they would find more than 3 or 4 times that I have called someone a liar. Many of my article can be found at https://www.opednews.com/author/author500873.html

    Can anybody who watches even just the video of Senator Leahy pressing Kavanaugh really say that they think Kavanaugh is not lying?

    Senator Sanders’ letter to Senator Grassley is more diplomatic that my article is, but it is clear that Sanders is accusing Kavanaugh of lying.

    Paul Jay of The Real News Network is a highly respected person, producer and documentarian. Yet he does not back off from using the words lie and perjury when discussing Kavanaugh. This morning I have noticed that many ‘alternative’ news sites are also calling Kavanaugh a liar. I can’t recall that happening very often either.

    Paul Jay gives an excellent interview above. Its a long one but he covers a lot of ground about Kavanaugh, he gives an extensive analysis of why most Democrats have not really seized on Kavanaugh’s perjury, their heart is just not in it according to Paul. According to Paul, most Democrats have sold out to corporations and oligarchs, but they are Republicans-lite to not offend their urban base—my words paraphrasing Paul.

    My main interest is Foreign Policy. I think our priority should be to stop all the killing by the US Empire. It is not that I think domestic issues are unimportant. They are. But as MLK said, the military and wars are choking the life out of the New Deal, Great Society, social justice and economic freedom for Americans.

    Paul Jay, CEO of The Real News Network has been aggressively and personally pushing the Kavanaugh stories on TRNN. He has a new video out today: Kavanaugh Sexual Assault Accusation is Not a ‘He Said, She Said’ Case.

  3. Anonymous[346] • Disclaimer says:

    ‘alternative media’ such a Politico, Slate, The Real News Network, Vox and others,

    At least 3 of those are donor-megaphone, corporate, no-alternative media, and I only say 3 because I’ve never heard of “The Real News Network” (whose brand name doth protest too much, methinks)

  4. Wilson says:

    Everyone getting a government paycheck is a criminal, without exception, the only question is if their crimes are just for their own advancement or to advance an evil anti-American and anti-human Marxist ideology like Breyer Ginsburg Kagan and Sotomayor

    • Troll: Wizard of Oz
    • Replies: @RobinG
    , @Deschutes
    , @anon
  5. Every media outlet needs money to operate. Some get it through advertising, some subscriptions, some donations, some….who knows where.

    Personally, I have more trust in outlets that do not take advertising and rely on individual subscription. That is hard to do because so many people who view online publication don’t support them financially.

    As for TRNN they do not take advertising, corporate or government money. They depend 100% on individual donations. I don’t believe Paul Jay is rich so I doubt he could fund everything himself. Does he have an “angel” I have no way of knowing. But I do know that he raises a substantial amount of his budget through fund drives and monthly contributors. I have followed and supported TRNN for over ten years when they first started on a shoe string.

    I guess in the final analysis one has to judge any media by how truthful they seem to be, what biases they may seem to have, interest in the content, etc. I certainly think that TRNN is more honest than the NYT, Wash Post, Fox, etc.

    If you have specific info on the “donor-megaphone, corporate” influence in any of the so-called “alternative and on line media” you would be doing everybody a service. I do think there is a trend for oligarchs, corporate and big-bucks political NGO’s, PAC’s etc. to influence and even buy out successful “alternative media” outlets, just as they have the MSM, monopoly owned by a half-dozen or so big corporation. I am starting to hear and suspect that some “alternative media” has been compromised. For instance I am hearing a lot of gripping about Counter Punch lately.

    Maybe you would like to do some research and write an expose article on it, if you have not already. Seriously.

    Everybody is entitled to their own judgment and preferences. I guess that is why they make 28 flavors of ice cream.

    • Replies: @Anon
  6. anon[136] • Disclaimer says:

    I don’t like the guy, but I like sexual witch hunts less. Leahy, Sanders, and Senate Dems should have gone all-in on perjury instead of playing the rape card.

  7. MarkinLA says:

    If I remember correctly Alice Cooper was supposed to have bitten the head of a live rat (or was it a bat) in concert, Ozzy Osborn was supposed to have dumped a box of live chicks onstage and stomped them to death, Courtney Love was supposed to have jumped up on the desk of the record company boss and peed on it.

    Do we know if Brent Kavanaugh ever attended an Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osborn or Hole concert? Shouldn’t it be investigated.

    How is stopping Kavanaugh going to stop all our stupid foreign adventures. If that is your main concern?

    • Replies: @David William Pear
  8. @David William Pear

    All well and good, Pear. The problem for those of us on the Right that are in some accord with your positions on Kav is that if we let him go, that is, delay and not confirm at this juncture, we get to do this all over again, even if the Republican Majority holds in the mid terms. Should we wind up with a Democrat majority, we’ll only be offered another Elena Kegan. Or Sotomeyer. Or Ginsberg. Or worse. Or we’ll sit at 5-3 and 4-4 the next 2-6 years, depending on Trump’s 2020 electoral fortunes.

    Kavanaugh isn’t the worst, he’s not the best and they’re all deep-state plants straight out of Harvard and Columbia. I’m waiting for the Justice to come up for confirmation from a Red State, non-Ivy League background. That of course will never happen. Kavanaugh might be a son of a bitch, but he’s MY son of a bitch and he’s the best chance I have in my life to see the breaking of the Warren Court.

    Ya dig?

  9. Before you refer to the documents as “stolen,” you might want to firm up what in the provenance of the documents up to and after the time the information landed in Kavanaugh’s hands made the information “stolen.” It was government information stored on a government server, accessed by a government employee who had legitimate access, albeit unintended access, and shared with another government employee and not with the public at large.

    The worst that could be said of Mr. Kavanaugh is that he accepted information from a whistleblower, something the DoJ is reluctant to prosecute.

  10. @anon

    I agree on the sexual witch hunt, especially since it supposedly happened 36 years ago. That is why my article focuses on the perjury. Normally I would not have written about it at all since my primary concern is foreign policy, and ending the foreign war of US aggression, empire building, stop killing hundreds of thousands of people who are no threat to the security of the USA, war profiteering and running up big deficits to pay for them at the expense of domestic social programs.

    Kavanaugh was an exception because I was frustrated that there weren’t many people exposing his 100′s of perjuries during his adult career. He also lied about his involvement with Bush-era torture, rendetions, indefinite detention and domestic spying. In other words he is a war criminal too. That is something that is of great interest to me, but I left it out of the article mostly because the hard evidence is his lying about receiving stolen documents.

    The reason the Democrats are not going after the perjury is because their hearts and campaign contribution don’t have a dog in the fight. Most of them will be ok with letting him slide through, but they have to put on a show that they are not, so they don’t upset their urban ‘liberal’ base. But they don’t want to anger their big donors and Wall Street either…who favor Kavanaugh being confirmed. Most Democrats are hypocrites and are happy with the theater of titillation. It’s good for the liberal feminine base too.

    Whereas most Republicans are true believers. Their heart is in supporting corporations, the wealthy, oligarchs and their truly rightwing authoritarian base. Kavanaugh will come down with decisions that favor corporations, authoritarianism and an imperial president. The Republicans aren’t out for the liberal feminine vote and they could care less how many women he sexually assaulted or any of the other hyper masculine behaviors. Like D. Trump said, “grab ‘em by the p****”.

    As I said in the article. The best thing for the Democrats is to get a delay until after the election. There are some tight races too, and would as soon not have to face voters on Kavanaugh one way or another. So they benefit from a delay, even if Kavanaugh is confirmed after the election. The delay really comes down to two Republicans whose seats are in jeopardy, need their RINO’s and need a delay too, until after the election.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @F0337
    , @Rurik
    , @Russ
    , @Dale
    , @Meimou
  11. @MarkinLA

    It probably won’t, but it might. Kavanaugh is going to be for the “imperial” powers of the president. All of our presidents in the past 40 years, R or D, have been warmongers. For instance if there is a challenge to the presidents war powers before the Supreme Court, we know how Kavanaugh is going to vote.

    In 2016 I was for anybody but Hillary. I even wrote an article that “Progressives should be cheering for Trump”. I am not happy with Trump, but I would be even more unhappy with Hillary, Kerry, Biden or even another Obama….especially not another Obama!

    I also care about the militarization of the police, domestic spying, the right to protest, and the Bill of Rights. As I write there are states that are trying to criminalize peaceful political protesters. Political protester face felonies is their is any violence during a protest, regardless of who causes it. I not scared, but I would rather not be spied on because I write anti-war articles, etc.

    I am a decorated combat veteran myself. Being anti-war has a lot to do with that experience. It does not offend me whatsoever if someone takes a knee. I understand what it is they are protesting completely.

  12. @Jim Christian

    Yes, I dig very well. The Supreme Court is corrupted anyway. That is the way the Founding Father’s designed it:

    The Founding Fathers gave the Supreme Court judges a lifetime appointment, after a nominee is nominated by a POTUS, who himself is chosen by a majority of the Electoral College, each state having the same number of electors as congressmen and senators, and the said Supreme Court nominee must then be confirmed by a majority of US Senators (each state having 2 regardless of population), and said US Senators being originally selected by their said state’s legislature, which state legislature was duly elected by eligible white male voters with sufficient property. The Founding Fathers were protecting the country from the “ravages of democracy”.

    I don’t expect to change the world. I am just adding a straw on the camels back, at the most. I just think the truth is important if we are going to understand how the world really works. That includes the truth about history, which is one of my favorite subjects. Especially the truth about past wars.

    It is as Orwell said so well….control the past, and control the future. I would add that controlling the past also controls the present. The truth about history is the best way to judge the truth about the present and hopefully prevent the repetition of more wars for the benefit of bankers and war profiteers, at the expense of the lives of American cannon fodder and innocent people who never did us any harm.

  13. @The Alarmist

    You are not addressing the issue. The issue is that he lied about it hundreds of times under oath before Congress and to the FBI. If he had been honest you might have a foot to stand on. Perjury is perjury, and every lawyer and every judges knows that it is a serious crime. It does not matter what he lied about.

    P.S. I do not believe that lying to the FBI or the police should be a crime. IMHO lying should almost always (I guess there are some exceptions) be a crime when someone has been sworn in and is under oath. The police and FBI lie all the time to suspects and people of interest all the time. It is a regular tactic to trick suspects into confession…sometimes a suspect will confess to a crime that they did not commit because the police lie to them that they have hard evidence and unless the person confesses and makes a plea deal they could fact decades in prison. Why isn’t that a crime too, if we are going to be consistent?

  14. How Brett Kavanaugh helped Hillary & Bill Clinton cover up evidence that Hillary’s law partner Vince Foster had been murdered

    ‘My sinister battle with Brett Kavanaugh over the truth’, by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard:

    [MORE]

    Brett Kavanaugh … his duties in the mid-1990s as Assistant Independent Council for the Starr investigation, then probing Bill and Hillary Clinton

    Patrick Knowlton … a crime scene witness in the death of Vincent Foster, the White House aide and ex-law partner of Hillary Clinton … the Starr probe had never spoken to him, even though he had been the first person at the Fort Marcy death location and had highly-relevant information … the FBI had tried repeatedly to badger him into changing his story on key facts. Each time he refused.

    The Starr investigation issued a subpoena calling Mr Knowlton to the grand jury. He was to face questioning by Brett Kavanaugh. Before testifying, he suffered two days of what appeared to be systematic intimidation by a large surveillance team … the objective was to frighten him before his grand jury appearance.

    When Mr Knowlton appeared at the grand jury – thinking he was doing his civic duty – he says he was subjected to two and a half hours of character assassination by Mr Kavanaugh. There was little attempt to find out what he knew about the Foster death scene.

    Knowlton and his lawyer later filed a federal lawsuit against FBI agents he claimed were working for Brett Kavanaugh, alleging witness tampering and a conspiracy to violate his civil rights … Kavanaugh … failed to protect the rights of his own grand jury witness.

    The US federal prosecutor handling the death investigation at the outset, Miquel Rodriguez, resigned … His resignation letter said he was prevented from pursuing investigative leads, that FBI witness statements did not reflect what witnesses had said, that the ‘suicide’ verdict was premature, and that his grand jury probe was shut down just as he was beginning to uncover evidence … his work had been sabotaged by his own FBI agents. Rodriguez called for an open homicide investigation.

    Kavanaugh chose to go with the establishment rather than stick up for his colleague Kavanaugh went on to write the Starr Report on the Foster death [alleging suicide, hiding the evidence of murder]-

    The FBI had “concealed the true facts”, that there had been witness tampering, and that the report had wilfully ignored facts that refuted its own conclusions.

    Evidence of a wound in Foster’s neck, contradicted the official version that Foster shot himself in the mouth and had essentially been suppressed … key crime scene photos … showed a black stippled ring like a gunshot wound in the side of Foster’s neck … I [Ambrose Evans-Pritchard] interviewed the first rescue worker on the scene and when I asked him about the mouth wound, he grabbed me, and said with frightening intensity: “listen to me buddy, Foster was shot right here,” jabbing his finger into my neck. He said the FBI had pressured him too into changing his story and that official narrative was a pack of lies [Lies written up in final form by Brett Kavanaugh].

  15. surly says:

    “Dr. Christine Baisley Ford gave convincing testimony of Kavanaugh’s attempted rape of her, and there are substantiating allegations from other women. Kavanaugh’s drunkenness, his bad barroom and frat house behavior, and his most recent bizarre mental and emotional meltdowns during his Senate testimony all call for a thorough investigation.”

    You have no credibility.

  16. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @David William Pear

    “Can anybody who watches even just the video of Senator Leahy pressing Kavanaugh really say that they think Kavanaugh is not lying?”

    I could stomach only the first two minutes, but I am very confident that he was lying. The people who can be herded into sympathy for either Dr. Ford or Judge Kavanaugh are pathetic.

    You write well and unlike some other columnists are willing to engage commenters in good faith. I would like to see more of your work published here at The Unz Review.

    • LOL: eah
  17. Go destroy someone else’s country traitor.
    Ford is a perjurer. You fell for a demonrat psyop mangina

    Grow a pair or eff off.

    • Replies: @Biff
    , @WhiteWolf
  18. lysias says:

    I agree Kavanaugh is a warmonger and has probably committed perjury many times. The trouble is, if he is denied confirmation in the present circumstanes, it will amount to a victory for the feminists’ witch hunt against men, and it will do nothing to defeat the war agenda. The next nominee will be just as much a warmonger.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @Old Bureacrat
  19. anon[136] • Disclaimer says:
    @David William Pear

    Most of them will be ok with letting him slide through, but they have to put on a show that they are not, so they don’t upset their urban ‘liberal’ base.

    Yes, Congressional Dems’ strident anti-Trumpism and pro-me-tooism are cynical plays for votes.

  20. @David William Pear

    If you parse it carefully you will be hard-pressed to find conclusive evidence of perjury.

    In any case, lying to a Congressional Committee is a violation covered by 18 USC § 1001 (it’s not just for the FBI or police), so if Senator Leahy (or any of the Dems on the committee, for that matter) thought a case could be made against Kavanaugh, all that needed to be done was to refer the matter to the US Attorney for DC for further investigation. If our elected betters aren’t willing or able to do this much, it weakens your own assertion that there really is something there.

    • Replies: @anonymous
    , @fitzhamilton
  21. @David William Pear

    1. The judgment of anyone who believes Christine Ford has to be questioned. Her senate performance was a series of holes held together with emotion. If she had been questioned as aggressively as Kavanaugh, she would have melted quicker than brie at a beach party.

    2. That she is a fraud does not in any way mean that Kavanaugh was/is honest or that he is appropriate material for Supreme Court; I agree: he is not, he is deeply flawed. The pity and the tragedy is that his flaws are not being discussed on their merits: the fact that he made his living as a lawyer and a citizen by supporting the George Bush administration, which participated in war crimes, is enough to disqualify him.

    3. But US government, from Supreme Court to presidency to the entire Congress, have been havens for liars who lied to the American people in order to wage war; they get monuments and institutes, not jail cells:

    –> Woodrow Wilson was a notorious womanizer, and a weak toady. One of his liaison’s threatened to release love letters unless he paid her $40,000. Zionist fanatic Samuel Untermeyer paid the sum, in exchange for the appointment of Louis Brandeis to Supreme Court.

    Brandeis “lied” insofar as he used his elevated stature to promote the Zionist cause.
    Wilson was manipulated into signing off on the Balfour Declaration, then drawing USA into WWI.

    –> FDR (who was in the company of his lover when he died) lied to get USA into WWII.

    –> George H W Bush sanctioned lies to involve USA in Persian Gulf war: “babies in incubators . .”

    –> George W Bush had Condi Rice and Colin Powell to do his lying for him, to involve USA in war against Iraq.

    –> Schumer pledged he would harry Trump “six ways ’til Sunday” — to force him to wage war on Iran. Schumer and the Israel firsts don’t give a tinker’s dam about Kavanaugh OR Ford; their method is to keep Trump on a short leash and to make it impossible to rule other than in a way that achieve their goals, which are similar to Wilson and FDR: with them, the zionist goals were to destroy Germany and Palestinians for the sake of Zionists; wrt Trump, the goal is to complete the fragmentation of the ME and destroy Iran, for the sake of Israel.

  22. Anonymous[348] • Disclaimer says:
    @Brabantian

    The article seemed to imply the Clintons had Vince Foster killed. Why would Kavanaugh want to protect them? He was investigating them. Doesn’t make sense at all.

  23. Anonymous[348] • Disclaimer says:

    Not buying it. Pear’s completely one sided support for the accusers gave him away.

    This is just another hit piece designed to sow doubt on Kavanaugh. The sexual assault allegations didn’t work. Bitching about his privilege didn’t work. Yearbook, drinking, temperament, nothing stuck. This is the last ditch effort. The FBI has investigated him 6x, plus investigations by the Senate Judiciary committee. If these allegations were true, why didn’t the Dems hammer him on it during the original hearing? Same goes for that Vince Foster connection. Dems were desperate. They were looking for anything and everything. You think they would’ve let these major allegations go to waste? Please.

  24. @David William Pear

    Political protester face felonies is their is any violence during a protest, regardless of who causes it.

    In theory. In many “progressive” jurisdictions, one side’s violence is speech, while the other side’s speech is violence.

    • Replies: @Dissident
  25. RobinG says:
    @Wilson

    Once again, I lament that Mr. Unz does not provide an ‘Idiot’ button.

    • Replies: @Deschutes
    , @Stonehands
  26. Anonymous[275] • Disclaimer says:

    Immigration is invasion. It’s a war out there, and I don’t care if a warrior is a little dirty. Kav is the man to help stop the immigration invasion. Niceties can follow, after the war is won. I’m tired of playing nice back anyway. I’d take Dr. Hannibal Lecter if he’d stop immigration. We’ve got to win, by any means necessary, since that’s exactly what the other side is doing. That’s the way war is.

  27. renfro says:

    ROTFLMAO….

    Do any of you who are commenting on this (except for Pear) understand that YOU are the problem in the governing processes that you complain about?

    I am 90% confident that you also have no idea what I mean, if you did we wouldn’t be having this conversation.

  28. The progressive scum who drove James G Watt out of his job soon discovered that his replacement was far more inimical to their beliefs. It would be fun to see that happen again.

    Any suggestions for Kavanaugh’s replacement? Someone eminently confirmable, but even worse for the left?

  29. Milton says:

    Chrissy Ford is a false accuser and belongs in jail, along with everyone who supported and supports her. Until Chrissy Ford and those who support and supported her are brought to Justice, Law and Order is dead in this Country and every citizen is now vulnerable to being treated the same way as this Supreme Court nominee. Kavanaugh had every right to be angry as hell in that hearing and I hope he sues Ford and does not let this issue rest after his elevation to the SC.

  30. FromSA says:

    He is obviously a liar. Ford is a liar. Her lawyers are liars. These top politicians, lawyers, judges, corporate types are all liars. Big time liars, all of them. People need to get a grip on reality.

  31. Could it be these thefts of e-mails relating to “talking points” is not a big deal because everyone does this in Washington? We’re talking about political documents, not troop movements. If we start jailing anyone who receives a Senate e-mail relating to partisan strategizing, they’d better start building new jails. As Kavanaugh implies in his answer, Washington is filled with people who have romantic relationships with people on other staffs. The whole city is like Peyton Place.

  32. Biff says:
    @steinbergfeldwtizcohen

    Grow a pair or eff off.

    Grow a pair of what?

  33. Biff says:
    @SolontoCroesus

    And that’s the short list.

  34. @Anonymous

    Left-wing. Jewish. Baltimore.

  35. This is the dumbest piece I have ever seen on this site.
    Ford had no evidence at all. Nothing.

    • Agree: Patricus
  36. The guy is a POS. Just look at him. Glad to see somebody say it right out. All you imbeciles defending him are imbeciles.

    On the other hand, I hope he gets in.

    Because maybe he can overturn Roe. And that will be the end of the Republican Party. And you are such imbeciles you can’t understand this simple fact.

    • Replies: @Rurik
    , @gp
    , @Makkabäer
  37. “Dr. Christine Baisley Ford gave convincing testimony of Kavanaugh’s attempted rape of her”

    You’ve got to be kidding. You couldn’t convict someone of a parking ticket with the ‘evidence’ that she served up.

    She pops up 35 years after the alleged incident. She has a motive for keeping him off the Supreme Court, namely her political beliefs. She has profited from this to the tune of 600k and counting. This alone would make any veteran police officer or prosecutor downgrade the veracity of her claims.

    Add to that the fact that all of the individuals she claimed were at the party have denied any knowledge of it, including one of her friends. Her polygraph is not being released, nor are her therapist notes (which apparently don’t mention Kavanaugh by name). The second door story has been debunked.

    Her testimony is absolute garbage.

    Now the stuff about perjury on account of his actions during the Bush administration IS interesting.

    I’m rooting more for the left to lose, rather than for Kavanaugh to get in. Some people have raised issues about whether he is one of those ‘Irish’ people like John Kerry, John Stewart, Ryan Cavanaugh and so forth. Awfully chummy with Jewish charities for a Catholic, and we all know that the Jews have a long history of infiltrating the Catholic church. I’d be happy to see him confirmed and then for him to decline. There are too many Jews on the Supreme Court already to risk another one getting on.

    • Replies: @bj
  38. @David William Pear

    What you’re doing with this long winded rebuttal IMHO is what the accusers are doing. Providing an orgy of evidence…..in other words you’re trying to sell the crime…..AKA a set up. This really came to light with the gang rape girl who witnessed this 9 times, and told no one, until she too got the treatment.

    I really don’t care if this guy gets on the court or not but this is getting WAY over the top….but at least the press has stopped whining and crying about Trump, if only for a couple days.

  39. @anon

    And there you have it right there. The democrats probably know that if they go the perjury angle that A: the public doesn’t care so no press coverage and B: they were probably in on the email thefts.

    There’s a reason why the authors premise wasn’t the slam dunk it should be.

  40. @David William Pear

    Dude, you are all over the place.

    You oppose Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court because he lied over a hundred times in congressional testimony, but it’s questionable whether the clip you posted shows that he lied even once. Nevertheless, you say Judge Kavanaugh belongs in jail–even though you don’t really care about the Supreme Court since it is corrupt because the Founders designed it that way [by trying] to protect it from the ravages of democracy. What you do care about is truth, in particular historical truth, which is important to understand the world and prevent wars and so, for the sake of American cannon fodder, Kavanaugh should not be allowed on the intentionally corrupt Supreme Court.

    I don’t think it’s truth you should be concerned about, but reality.

  41. Miggle says:
    @SolontoCroesus

    I didn’t know Brandeis lied. And you use quotation marks, Are you lying? If not, please supply the evidence, examples. It’s important.

    There’s no doubt that Pearl Harbor was staged by FDR, first leaving Japan with no choice but war, then leaving Pearl Harbor exposed, without even one of those computing machines that could decode Japanese Morse radio transmissions when MacArthur had one in the Philippines, because the attack had to be there, on Pearl Harbor.

    • Replies: @Aimee Smith
    , @Wizard of Oz
  42. My dear Mr. Pear, the FBI conducted six – oh, wait, now seven! – investigations of Judge Kavanaugh, so tell us, explain to us, please, how and why the FBI found no evidence of “the hundreds of times that Kavanaugh lied to Congress, while under oath,” and how and why the FBI found no evidence of “Kavanaugh has made these same lies, obfuscations and tried to change the subject hundreds of times, all while under oath, and to the FBI and other federal agents”?

  43. 22pp22 says:

    I read your article with interest until the bit about CBF , Ramirez and Swetnik being credible witnesses.

  44. I don’t know enough about the stolen documents claim to comment, but the author has a real credibility problem in citing a NY Times report of over a week ago treating the thoroughly discredited gang rape allegations of Julie Swetnick as serious.

  45. Wally says:
    @David William Pear

    Except that you simply have no solid proof, only obvious agenda driven claims.

    Anti-Trump sore losers will do & say anything to hurt his administration and to keep someone who is inclined to follow the US Constitution from serving on the SC.

    Your obvious biases & irrational thinking are reflected perfectly here:

    “Dr. Christine Baisley Ford gave convincing testimony of Kavanaugh’s attempted rape of her, and there are substantiating allegations from other women. Kavanaugh’s drunkenness, his bad barroom and frat house behavior, and his most recent bizarre mental and emotional meltdowns during his Senate testimony all call for a thorough investigation.”
    LOL
    All of which has been utterly debunked:
    Prosecutor’s Senate Report Outlines 9 Reasons Why Christine Blasey Ford Not Credible: https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/10/01/christine-blasey-ford-not-credible-prosecutor-mitchell-senate-report/
    and:

    https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/10/04/nolte-latest-ronan-farrow-report-further-discredits-deborah-ramirez-brett-kavanaugh-allegation/

  46. APilgrim says:

    The Kavanagh saga of 3 Mean Girls & a vicious PACK of Smarmy Democrat Jews.

  47. APilgrim says:

    “conspired in person and via electronic communication devices to falsely accuse T.F. of sexual assault on two occasions.”

    Lawsuit accuses Seneca Valley ‘mean girls’ of targeting boy with false allegations, Paul Peirce, REGIONAL, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, 12:48 p.m. Updated 16 hours ago, https://triblive.com/local/regional/14142176-74/lawsuit-accuses-seneca-valley-mean-girls-of-targeting-teen-boy-with-false

    The parents of a former Seneca Valley High School student claim in a federal lawsuit filed this week that their teenage son was terrorized by false accusations made by five “mean girls” at the school. Michael J. and Alecia Flood of Zelienople, Butler County, the parents of a teenage boy identified in the lawsuit as T.F., seek unspecified civil damages against the girls’ parents, the school district and Butler County District Attorney Richard Goldinger’s office. The lawsuit, which includes the term “mean girls,” alleges they “conspired in person and via electronic communication devices to falsely accuse T.F. of sexual assault on two occasions.” The 26-page lawsuit — filed in Pittsburgh on the eve of Mean Girls Day — alleges that T.F. “was forced to endure multiple court appearances, detention in a juvenile facility, detention at home, the loss of his liberty and other damages until several of the girls reluctantly admitted that their accusations were false” this summer.

  48. APilgrim says:

    K.S., Villegas, C.S., E.S. and H.R. deserve a HELLISH LIFE.

    As do the False Accusers of CHRISTIAN JUDGES: Robert Borq, Clarence Thomas, Roy Moore & Brett Kavanaugh.

    Some beotches SHOULD be sold into the most brutal Muhammadan sex trade, on earth.

    So should several ‘Christian-Judge-Hating’, Smarmy Jew U.S. Senators. IMHPO

  49. Deschutes says:
    @Wilson

    Exactly: every single American serving in the US military is a criminal.

  50. Wally says:
    @David William Pear

    More on your incredible claims about perjurer Ford, where you said:

    “Dr. Christine Baisley Ford gave convincing testimony of Kavanaugh’s attempted rape of her, and there are substantiating allegations from other women. Kavanaugh’s drunkenness, his bad barroom and frat house behavior, and his most recent bizarre mental and emotional meltdowns during his Senate testimony all call for a thorough investigation.”

    I should also add:

    Is Brett Kavanaugh a Rapist?: http://www.unz.com/akarlin/is-brett-kavanaugh-a-rapist/

    Haven Monahan to Testify at Kavanaugh Hearings: https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/19/ann-coulter-haven-monahan-to-testify-at-kavanaugh-hearings/

    Democrats Are the Party of ‘Manifest Lunatic’ Julie Swetnick: https://www.breitbart.com/radio/2018/10/03/ann-coulter-democrats-are-the-party-of-manifest-lunatic-julie-swetnick/

  51. Realist says:

    Always good for Unz to provide a little humor.

  52. Deschutes says:

    This is a great article, and a badly needed counterweight at this UNZ website which is a haven for reactionary right wing wackos.

    The right wing wackos such as Derbyshire and his minions in the forums under his articles are lost in a false duopoly: their hatred of anything ‘democrat’, ‘liberal’, ‘left’ etc blinds them to seeing the egregious character flaws of Kavanaugh as laid out very well in this article.

    Regardless of whether you are liberal or conservative in political perspective, can you support a nominee for Scotus who-

    • supports warantless wiretapping;
    • supports indefinite detention of defendants;
    • is a proven inveterate liar under oath who puts partisanship above what is good for all Americans;
    • argues in legal cases that corporate donations are a type of ‘freedom of speech’, as in the disastrous Citizens United rulilng–which removed any limits on campaign donations;
    • is against women’s right to an abortion;
    • was GW Bush’s attorney and stopped the FL recount in 2000;
    • holds extreme views supporting ‘executive authority’, in essence bringing back a monarchical form of government diktat by presidential decree that the USA fought so hard to be rid of in the American Revolution;
    • has time and time again voted against civil liberties in favor of government repression e.g. the so-called ‘Patriot Act’.

    Unless you love the idea of living in a corporate-government military police state where you have few if any rights or civil liberties, and want to bring back coat-hanger abortions in back alleys, Kavanaugh is at total fucking asshole and should not be put on SCOTUS.

  53. Tyrion 2 says:
    @David William Pear

    Look at the video of Ford convincingly denying that she had training on how to pass a polygraph and then look at her altogether different denial when asked if she had trained someone else. That is a liar.

    The ridiculous baby voice she puts on, the fact that she is supposedly traumatised 30 years later by something akin to being slapped and the fact that she is a professional liar…sorry “Doctor Professor of Psychology” doesn’t help.

  54. anon[436] • Disclaimer says:
    @anon

    Isn’t the 1st. Rule of cross examination to not ask a question you don’t know the answer to?

    Leahy was a Prosecutor, he knew the answer, and Kavanagh knew it
    The Dems don’t want to deny Kavanaugh, he”ll be the gift that keeps on giving if he’s confirmed, right up to the Dems retaking the White House in 2020..

  55. APilgrim says:

    Three (3) delusional femme fatales (AKA maneaters) swarm a Christian Judge.

    Three (3) Smarmy Jewish Senators reenact the Sanhedrin SHOW Trial of Jesus.

    Judges: Borq, Thomas, Moore & Kavanaugh join ‘Our Savior’ … on the Cross.

  56. anon[436] • Disclaimer says:
    @lysias

    Not much of a wrap for Kavanaugh there.
    The big issue is that Kavanaugh is blackmailable and hence controllable.
    Confirming him will sink the MidTerms, the Dems have another month of surprises in store for him.

  57. It was shock to me when I did find that Kavanaugh was a part of Bush administration.
    That simple fact for me, without any addition would be disqualifying factor for him to be SC judge regardless of his behavior there. Political activism for any judge should be disqualifying factor.
    Kavanaugh did become activist instead of being a neutral Judge.
    …………………………………………………………………………………………
    But now is too late. It is trying to catch a fish in the polluted water under the bridge, for the supper.

  58. @Ilyana_Rozumova

    On the other hand there is this old women (sleeping beauty) on SC who is totally blatant political activist.
    So Kavanaugh will only restore the balance on SC.

  59. jimbob says:
    @Brabantian

    Yes, this is the real smoking gun, much more damning that the everything else, i.e. rape gropes, non-judicial behaviour under senate inquiry, lying under testimony, frat rat behaviour, etc. This man should not be on the SCOTUS.

  60. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Alarmist

    This crafted comment of yours reminds me of the prevarication in the video.

    You can still support the pending confirmation for other reasons, as other commenters have in this thread.

    So why not concede Mr. Pear’s point?

    • Replies: @bomag
  61. RVBlake says:
    @David William Pear

    The past 40 years of war-mongering presidents? You’re being generous. That omits some splendid killers we’ve sent to the White House, i. e. LBJ, Nixon, FDR, Wilson. I know I’ve missed some. Interesting article.

  62. @lysias

    I’ve worked for every level of government from Federal foreign policy to local garbage collection decisions. When anyone asks me what my job was, I tell them that mostly I lied on behalf of my superiors.

    Lies form the mortar of government, unjust taxation is the brick.

  63. F0337 says:
    @David William Pear

    my primary concern is foreign policy, and ending the foreign war of US aggression, empire building, stop killing hundreds of thousands of people who are no threat to the security of the USA, war profiteering and running up big deficits to pay for them

    You could get some serious traction around here with material like that. There are a lot of us here who do not fit into the “left vs right” scheme and there are also a number of people here who aren’t afraid to read things we disagree with.

    • Replies: @Captain Willard
    , @peterAUS
  64. @WayBeyondTheRim...

    Agreed, this woman is obviously not right. Anyone who finds her “convincing” in any way raises questions about themselves.

    http://irishsavant.blogspot.com/2018/09/some-random-thoughts-on-kavanaugh.html?m=1

  65. Pear is a fool and a Democrat puppet. He is making wild accusations right out of the Feinstein/Schumer playbook. But that is hardly the point.
    Frankly, I don’t care if Kavanaugh broke into the Democrat’s offices at night with a mask on and a bag full of burglary tools.
    Idiots like Pear either do not understand that we are in a state of incipient civil war in this country or they side with the Domestic Enemy, represented by the Marxist Democrats who run that party. To picture the Democrats as upright, straight arrow public servants is a cruel, foul joke. The Democrats have been involved in subversion and treason for the last 70 years and have damn near ruined our country.
    Trump should have carried out mass arrests of these lunatics months ago.
    Any American can look at the hordes of violent freaks the Democrats use as their Stormtroopers to intimidate and attack decent people who love this country and figure this all out.
    Pear, go back to painting swastikas on synagogues.

    • Replies: @Deschutes
  66. WJ says:
    @WayBeyondTheRim...

    Yes, he blew his credibility with that bit of un-substantiated nonsense. There might be many reasons for rejecting Kavanaugh, but the erratic and often false testimony of a 51 year old uptalker with no specific memories, is not one of them.

  67. I found nothing at all credible about Ford. In her polygraph photo she was sporting bleached blonde hair and makeup–Miss California Cougar–but for the hearing she shows up with toned down hair, mousy glasses, a relentlessly annoying baby voice and mush for brains (if we hadn’t been told, who could possibly believe she would even be capable of holding a receptionist’s job, much less teaching on the college level?). Surrounded by Jewish lawyers and her Jewish/Israeli handlers in the senate, she performed like a trained seal and was predictably applauded by the Jewish controlled media, the usual Hollywood Jews, and the requisite Jewish orgs like ACLU, NOW and Planned Parenthood.

    Take the gloves off already and go bare knuckles. The Jews will do anything to prevent a Christian from getting that position of power, and their biggest advantage is coming from a culture/religion that not only condones but encourages lying. We have to stop marching like suicidal British military columns against the guerrilla-style colonists.

    Frankly, I was waiting for the Jewish team to bring out accusations of bestiality and was surprised when they didn’t. Then again, it ain’t over till it’s over…

    • Agree: anarchyst
    • Replies: @mark green
  68. @Ilyana_Rozumova

    So by your standard, Justice Kagan would have been ineligible, correct?

  69. @David William Pear

    While I oppose Kavanaugh for his pro-corporate and pro-neoconservatism leanings, I am sickened by the political smear campaign against him without any factual or even plausible evidence.

    If a saner country, we would study how Switzerland has maintained a peaceful republic for many years, including the inclusion of citizens without law degrees on their supreme court, and experiment with adapting their successes.

    We would also return the interpretation of law to local juries.

    But whatever we do, we must not allow politics to degenerate to mob rule and groupthink, the forces smearing Kavanaugh with allegations from the Twilight Zone.

  70. @F0337

    The very fact that nobody gives a crap about illegal surveillance and detention but there is a national uproar about beer drinking and some completely BS sex allegations tells you everything you need to know about the state of our republic.

    Pat Leahy is worried about Democrat Party e-mails. I’m worried about the 4th Amendment. Mr. Pear would have done better to focus on this issue.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  71. If perjury is a slam dunk why do the Dems prefer character assassination? Because the latter does not require proof. And because the later provides an opportunity to attack Kavanaugh’s race and gender.

    I don’t like Kavanaugh either. But his enemies are my enemies.

    • Agree: mark green
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  72. siamdave says: • Website
    @WayBeyondTheRim...

    - and the real kicker is this – ‘What little we do know about Kavanaugh raises so many questions that they can only be answered by an extensive investigation that should take months.’ – that is the only point of all the lies and slander. I must say, I am surprised the Unz is publishing this kind of utter trash. Giving both points of view some space is laudable, but only when there is some kind of real controversy – this is not a controversy, this is an open and obvious attempt to delay the confimation through any means possible.

    • Replies: @El Dato
  73. bomag says:
    @anonymous

    So why not concede Mr. Pear’s point?

    Partly because Conservatives have been conceding point after point with nothing to show but political loss while the Left does worse and laughs about it with no compunction.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  74. @Anonymous

    I think Dr. Lecter would make an excellent Justice of SCOTUS. He can sniff out a liar and get his just desserts.

  75. Deschutes says:
    @RobinG

    So true, would be useful for clueless libertarian fantasy posts like Wilson’s.

  76. Agent76 says:

    More people need to know that he approved the anti-Patriot Act for Bush Jr. the war criminal.

    Oct 4, 2018 3 Constitutional Reasons Why Should Not Be On Supreme Court

    *note: FEE is the Foundation for Economic Education The circus that has surrounded the Bret Kavanaugh nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court has been drowned out by 36 year old, uncorroborated accusations of sexual harassment.

    • Replies: @anonymous
    , @krollchem
  77. Deschutes says:
    @Chris Bridges

    Here’s hoping your ankle monitor is fully functional and firmly attached. And from what you’ve written here it looks like you’re skipping your brexpiprazole dosage again. Get back on the wagon!

    • Replies: @Lost american
  78. CalDre says:
    @David William Pear

    Where is the evidence he lied? Kavanaugh said he thought they were obtained through leaks (you may take “judicial notice” of the fact that, oh my, leaks happen in D.C.).

    How should Kavanaugh know that Miranda was getting them without permission?

    If it’s such a clear-cut case of perjury, why haven’t the Dems made it?

    All you have is innuendo and the “cart before the horse” approach: I believe Kavanaugh is a liar, hence he’s lying.

    I personally don’t like Kavanaugh – I distrust anyone from Yale, which is an Illuminati secret society university, plus he covered up the murder of Vincence Foster, as Ambrose Evans-Pritchard exposed in the 90s and again a few days ago. But I’m far from convinced any perjury has been shown.

    Plus if anyone is a clear liar, it’s “Dr.” Ford. She’s an awful liar to boot. “Oh I was scared for a few seconds, not even harmed in the slightest, and now I can’t fly – except when I’m jet-setting around the world – and I don’t like small spaces and need escape hatches, except when I don’t.” Everything she said was a lie. “I never counseled anyone to pass a polygraph – except when I did.” “I took my polygraph on the day of my grandma’s funeral – no, my lawyer just told me that makes the test invalid, it was the next day.” Etc. etc. Every single thing that habitual liar said was a lie.

    • Replies: @Mike P
  79. Personally, I think he will fit right in with every other filthy, slimy creature that slithers around the cesspool known as Washington D.C. All of them in it for the financial gain and thrill they get from ruling over the proletariat. Most of them being sick and twisted pedophiles which makes them subject to blackmail as well as bribery. They all belong to different wings of the same big government party, which rules through the barrel of a gun. God bless the Corporation of the United States.

    • Troll: Wizard of Oz
  80. A different theory on the Kavanaugh debacle: Jewish Feinstein and Schumer enraged because Merrick Garland was nixed by Mitch M., and now, horrors! an Irish Catholic gets a seat among the civilized. Just as it was a hundred or so years ago — “No Irish need apply.” We’ve come full circle including recycling the old stereotype, “Irish are a collection of ill-mannered, rowdy drunks.”

  81. Did The Unz Review jump the shark with this? Or 9/11 Trutherism?

  82. bj says:
    @jbwilson24

    Agree! Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat goes to Amy Coney Barrett.

  83. anon[317] • Disclaimer says:
    @Wilson

    an Aside:
    Turkey, now India, and Pakistan and N. Korea (about to), no longer rely on the USA, makes me wonder why?

    Many Americans are wondering what is wrong with operations at the USA.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/10/india-signs-5bn-deal-purchase-russian-400-missiles-181005100903493.html

    Now the comment:
    by @Wilson’s logic a primary qualification for a seat on the Supreme Judge’s bench is to be a liar, to be able to lie under oath without regard to being discovered, and being able to ignore the deaths of millions being inflicted by the USA in foreign lands. To be extremely well qualified.. must one also prove that during their teens, there were sexually aggressive? Is that what I hear Mr. Wilson to say?

    I thought the entire profession of law was about deceit, if not lying., the words used, the way the words are used and abused and the always strong bias of the court and legal profession to support non human corporate rights over human rights, renders the USA Supreme court to be permissive to corporations and abusive to humans in all sorts of ways (this very issue was the main concern of those who fought against British corporations using British Laws to abuse colonial Americans before 1776. The tea party was about British corporate exemptions from Colonial taxation).

    If qualification to be selected by a President (no one has yet said) and if qualification to be confirmed is (no one has said yet) .. then… ??????
    In all of the recent arguments, testimony and the like, I have encountered, I have yet to hear one independent practicing lawyer or one non politically induced academic present: undisputed evidence to reveal or shed light on the Kavanaugh’s actual legal qualification to referee the many atrocities indulged in by those who operate the USA. (The SUPREME COURT is a USA court: only strong willed, independent justices would be willing to overrule the USA boss in order to assert or defend justice instead of the wishes of the USA or one of its special interest. ) Can it be shown that Kavanaugh is that strong, independent kind of person?

    A supreme often must measure USA abuse vs the separate, independent, general interest and rights of honest humans. When humans deal with the USA or when the USA interferes with humans, the human in such circumstance must deal with, be abused by, or submit to those who govern. When these relations are abusive, humanity is often abused. The 527 persons who are paid a salary to operate the USA, conduct its operations; do so. in order to dictate. to the humans they govern. These 527 USA dictators regulate the behaviors, duties, obligations, criminalized or privileged activities that control the everyday life, fate and opportunity of the humans they govern. When those governing do something abusive, the governed turn to the court for justice?

    If the Supreme is not independent, if the Supreme is not qualified, then 340,000,000 governed humans survive only at the pleasure of 527 salaried persons. My question is what does this man Kavanaugh think? Why should he be a USA appointed Justice to the USA’s highest Court, a court without appeal to its judgements? It looks like congress may not be up to the job of conducting a fair and independent evaluation, that may explain why the entire affair has become a political circus.

    Where are the standards that control admission to a seat on the court? How does Kavanaugh match up to those standards? Can a life time appointed justice convicted of a crime, serve on the court from his prison cell?

    I think the question is more complicated than RobinG or Deschutes or Wilson have allowed.

  84. AWM says:

    If the Marxist Democrats are against him, I’m all in for Kavanaugh.

  85. The important thing is not Kavahaugh being a liar or not. It’s not even that he is a NeoCon team member and veteran of the W. Bush administration (one of the worst in history).

    The important thing is that he is the conservative nominee and that we are on the verge of a dangerous mid-term election.

    Look: If Hillary Clinton had won the presidential election, we here would not even have the luxury of parsing the details of our Supreme Court nominees. We would be watching while leftist, anti-white, anti-Western-Civilization LEGISLATORS FROM THE BENCH get nominated and approved and positioned-for-life on our highest court.

    If you don’t like Kavanaugh (and I don’t particularly care about him one way or the other) then you can blame one Donald Trump for nominating him. The Trotskyites are back. Just look at who the president has circled himself with.

    If you argue against Kavanaugh, you are serving the interests of those who may very well take control of Congress soon and reverse — forever — any hope you have of saving what you claim to hold dear.

    If you don’t like Kavanaugh, then hold your nose and support him anyway, as you presumably did for Trump, because if you don’t you may very well be condemning us to an activist Supreme Court that continues to legislate against us and to work in violation of the Constitution.

  86. anon[401] • Disclaimer says:

    Maybe you are right, but he’s not been proven to be a rapist.

    This whole affair was about revenge anyway.

    It was also about a few other things. Trump? Democrats muddling up everything for eternity so Hillary can’t be investigated? The desire for radicals and extremists to get even with white people.

    So, a politician lied. Stop the internet!!!!

    Really, tell us something we don’t know.

  87. @David William Pear

    You claim Kavanaugh was lying about receiving the e-mails. What proof is there that he received the e-mails? Do you not think the FBI could have found an e-mail trail directly to Kavanaugh had there been one?
    Being a contact does not equate to receiving e-mails. Kavanaugh may have had the e-mails sent to someone else to summarize then pass on the summary to him. Technically then, he has not lied about receiving e-mails.
    Your video’s tag line is “Kavanaugh probably lied…”. Probably is not proof. Like Blasey Ford’s allegations, there is simply no proof. There may be plenty of reasons Kavanaugh should not be confirmed, just as there were plenty of reasons not to have confirmed Sotomayor and Kagan, neither of whom is more qualified that Kavanaugh, but that doesn’t matter, because they are female and Democrats.

    • Replies: @Stephen Paul Foster
  88. Mike P says:
    @CalDre

    Agree with everything you say about both Ford and Kavanaugh.

    It seems the Dems don’t even want to seriously challenge Kavanaugh – they surely can’t touch the Foster thing, and maybe they have enough skeletons in their own closet re. pilfering of documents for not wanting to go there either. Still, they could attack his stance on constitutional issues such as warrant-less phone tapping and incarceration without due process – but these seem to be “bipartisan values” now. I guess that tells you all you need to know about the state of American “democracy.”

    Probably the Dems really have no serious intention or hope to block him, but instead just use this process for their ongoing hate and smear campaign, for whipping their feminist and LGTXYZ base into another frenzy for the midterm elections. Presenting a phony such as Ford helps with this – if they had a credible witness, everyone would agree that Kavanaugh must go, which would instantly deflate the hate campaign.

  89. @Jim Christian

    Notice that “this” didn’t happen with Neil Gorsuch. Because, unlike Kavanaugh, Gorsuch wasn’t a fake “conservative” swamp creature.

    • Replies: @Craig Nelsen
  90. The point here is that Ms Ford does not remember anything from the event that would help her to avoid repetition of that stressful event.
    That simply defies logic of the natural self protective mechanism of the brain.

  91. bjondo says:

    Another lunatic, hysterical Screaming Meemie. Paid by whom?

    I dont support Repubs nor Demos. Both sh*t. Neither cares for America.

    I do support President Trump.

  92. bj says:
    @David William Pear

    I am a decorated combat veteran myself.

    Resentment and hysteria betray your motive. You are a war criminal with a guilty conscience, which you project onto Judge Brett Kavanaugh. You were a poor naive young man used as a spear chucker for empire. Now, you are John Brown controlled opposition calling for a second civil war.

  93. Amen says:

    For a minute I thought I had accidentally opened a page to the Failing New York Times.

    Thought Unz was about “News not fit to print in msm”? This hit piece could get front page on Huffington or the New York Post.

  94. Tick Tock says:

    The writer is so full of his own ego that it proves the point of Hillary supporters being brain dead except for their self righteous neuronal pathways. You really want to make me puke and I have a strong stomach.

    • Replies: @Anon
  95. The Z Blog says: • Website

    In another age, this post is the sort of thing unhinged wackos would hand out on campus while screaming about the system.

    Mr. Pear, of course, is a liar. His claim is that Kavanaugh lied about receiving stolen documents from Lin Miranda. He provides no evidence to support the claim. Instead, it is a lie wrapped in a thousand words of hysterics, much like the Blasey-Ford nonsense.

    Miranda did take the Democrat’s stuff, which they were storing on a server that Republicans used for their stuff. When the Democrats sent one of Miranda’s confidential e-mails to the media in an operation to stop Bill Frist from confirming some Bush judges, Miranda sent the Democrat files to the Wall Street Journal.

    It was the old game of tit-for-tat.

    Mr. Pear is a nut.

    • Replies: @Toddy Cat
    , @Anon
  96. @bomag

    Because any prevarication by Kavanaugh, if there is any, is only a fraction as bad as the prevarication Dems have made about him on a number of issues.

    I sometimes wonder if Congress Critters are reluctant to use the §1001 hammer because their own blatant lying to the People would be exposed in the process.

  97. @Miggle

    Please read Alison Weir’s _Against Our Better Judgement: The Hidden History of How the US Was Used to Create Israel_ to see documentation of the duplicity of Brandeis.

    • Agree: SolontoCroesus
    • Replies: @Miggle
  98. @WayBeyondTheRim...

    Finally!

    New accusations agains Judge Brett Kavanaugh from CPL
    His was peeing and soiling his diapers when a baby!!!!!!!

    Hang him high!!!!!!!!

  99. “The reason the Democrats are not going after the perjury is because their hearts and campaign contribution don’t have a dog in the fight. Most of them will be ok with letting him slide through, but they have to put on a show that they are not, so they don’t upset their urban ‘liberal’ base. But they don’t want to anger their big donors and Wall Street either…who favor Kavanaugh being confirmed. Most Democrats are hypocrites and are happy with the theater of titillation. It’s good for the liberal feminine base too.

    Whereas most Republicans are true believers. Their heart is in supporting corporations, the wealthy, oligarchs and their truly rightwing authoritarian base. Kavanaugh will come down with decisions that favor corporations, authoritarianism and an imperial president. The Republicans aren’t out for the liberal feminine vote and they could care less how many women he sexually assaulted or any of the other hyper masculine behaviors. Like D. Trump said, “grab ‘em by the p****”.”

    There’s the heart of your argument, right there. Why didn’t you just say that to begin with and then you could have avoided all the counterarguments the commenters have put up?

    By the way, to the extent that you believe that only Republicans and not Democrats are “true believers” you are deluded. As well, your characterization of Republicans as supporting their “authoritarian base” doesn’t do your argument credit either. These sweeping generalizations based upon liberal talking points undermine your credibility.

    And finally, you’ve taken Trump’s “grab them by the pussy” out of context and twisted his meaning entirely. This too casts your other arguments in a bad light.

  100. @David William Pear

    So I take it that that you don’t like lies and ignorance and erasure of history. Can you provide us with a link to a published column of yours denouncing hysterical ahistorical statue topplers, street and building renamers, and grave desecrators?

    • Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter
  101. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @Agent76

    All good points. I especially like the insight that our rulers – Red or Blue – could care less about our natural and (supposedly) Constitutionalized rights and liberties that impede their power.

    Too bad, though, that Mr. Swann felt the need to show us video of Mr. Napolitano, who looks better in pinstripes than in that overtaxed polo shirt. “Judge” is an Establishment tool, as has been shown here since last November.

    • Replies: @Agent76
  102. @WayBeyondTheRim...

    Christine Baisley Ford? Who is that? Is Pear talking about the liar, Christine Blasey-Ford? Or has the Democrat Defamation Machine come up with another perjurer to defame an innocent man?

    Recapping Ford’s long laundry list of lies would be tiresome, but one new revelation is worth mentioning. Monica McLean, longtime Ford friend whom Ford coached on how to beat a lie detector test, something Ford claimed she never did, called Leland Keyser to try to convince her to change her sworn testimony. This is part of a conspiracy to defame an innocent man, run by Democrat Party operatives. People, including Ford and McLean need to be investigated and prosecuted.

    Pear and his article are ridiculous.

  103. Mr. Pear is the first person on Unz.com to even hint towards the obvious, which is that Kavanaugh is an establishment pick. Unlike Gorsuch, who actually appears to be a sincerely conservative judge, Kavanaugh’s “conservatism” is skin deep.

    Kavanaugh was groomed to be Anthony Kennedy’s running dog.

    https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-decision-nominate-brett-kavanaugh-kennedy-2018-7/

    Thank you to Mr. Ron Unz for accepting submissions from real anti-imperialist Progressives like Mr. Pear. Even though most of my fellow white conservative commenters on this site are blindly loyal to Donald Trump.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @MarkinLA
  104. Toddy Cat says:
    @The Z Blog

    This screed should be written up on lined Big Chief tablet paper with a dull pencil, in tiny cursive letters, and stapled to a telephone pole somewhere downtown, next to the warnings about alien abduction and the Illuminati threat.

  105. @David William Pear

    You are my kind of libertarian! Solid writer, too!

  106. Sbaker says:
    @Anonymous

    Another insightful comment by the great disclaimer.

    The anti war crowd is strong here, but why exclude comments on the American Revolutionary War? Following the pacifist path is a recipe for defeat.

  107. We used to have the presumption of innocence, so that the accuser was supposed to prove things, not the accused. Apparently, not any more. We used to have due process of the law. Apparently, not any more. Isn’t it sad?
    BTW, from my perspective, a woman who waited 35 years before accusing someone of sexual misconduct is a lot less trustworthy than used car salesmen.

  108. @RobinG

    You’re not going to vote your way out of this mess; and if you think ANYONE in the militarized feral gov. will hesitate to put a bullet in your skull, then YOU are the idiot.

  109. Liza says:

    …do not say this lightly, nor am I referring to Kavanaugh’s aberrant behavior that Dr. Christine Baisley Ford and others testified about…

    The media have been referring to her as “Blasey Ford”. What the hey…

    If the people who run things can’t even agree on her name, then all bets are off regarding everything else, I guess.

    While I’m here, there may indeed be reasons to hope that Kavanaugh doesn’t get a seat on the Supreme Court, but the events supposedly preceding this comedy have nothing to do with it.

  110. APilgrim says:

    The constitutional rule of law was scrapped for 24 years (Clinton, Bush & Obama), and Congress went along with it. We will need to clean house, of all the Oath-Breaking-Insurrectionists, before restoring The Constitution to full force & effect.

    Chuck Schumer & every Democrat-Jew on the Senate Judiciary Committee should be loaded onto trains to the Auschwitz Concentration Camp, and subsequently gassed. Their visceral hatred of Christian Judges: Borq, Thomas, Moore & Kavanaugh is sufficient for execution.

    IMHPO

    • Replies: @Anon
  111. Thim says:

    Gorsuch did not get the treatment because he is a past member of the Council On Foreign Relations, listed by that Insider Globalist group as a member in 2008. So Gorsuch is an insider globalist extroadinaire, and has already provided the 5th vote saying Trump cannot deport illegals who are convicted of violent felonies. So ok, we know who Gorsuch is and where he stands…but Kavanaugh is getting the full treatment. Maybe he is not as bad as he appears. I do not know.

  112. Agent76 says:
    @anonymous

    A broken clock is correct at least once a day . I am all about the informative information and how he wrote and approved of spying which speaks volumes and says more than most know. *500* years of history shows spying always meant to Crush discent.

  113. @Curmudgeon

    “There may be plenty of reasons Kavanaugh should not be confirmed, just as there were plenty of reasons not to have confirmed Sotomayor and Kagan, neither of whom is more qualified that Kavanaugh, but that doesn’t matter, because they are female and Democrats.”

    Exactly — when Democrat presidents nominate hard core lefties both the Democrat and Republican Senators slobber all over them, take a couple of days to decide and put them in almost unanimously. No hard questions, no animosity, just hugs and kisses.

    Republican nominees get the Lavrenti Beria MO from the Democrats — “Show me the man; I’ll show you the crime.” And BTW, we’ll take as damn much time as we need to find just the right crime.

  114. Dennis says:

    This is an excellent piece, however naive the conclusions, except, in my opinion, based upon what is now known, for the following assertions: That Blasey Ford gave convincing testimony; that Politico, Slate, and Vox are alternative media; that Kavanaugh is a pathological liar; that there are substantiating allegations from other women; and that Kavanaugh should take a polygraph.

    We should all be concerned about Kavanaugh’s verifiable lies, and what happened under the reigns of terror of the Bush, Clinton, and Obama Crime Families as civil liberties, and other guarantees of liberty, and freedom have been eroded through a variety of tactics, including domestic, and international false flags designed to feed the American-led perpetual, global war machine benefiting few, and harming, and murdering multitudes of innocents. Lying is the coin of the realm of Washington, D.C., and if every serious lie were prosecuted in Washington, D.C. there wouldn’t be a Congress, much of a SCOTUS, or lower courts, and a substantial portion of the U.S. regulatory apparatus, and its private sector corporate ownership infrastructure would be vacant. Our criminal justice system is designed not to focus on the big crimes of the influential, but on the crimes of the marginalized.

    Blasey Ford’s testimony has already been conclusively demonstrated to be lies in that she’s not afraid of flying, her time frame for installing two doors on her home was years earlier than she claimed, documented by photographic evidence, and municipal records, she assisted in helping a friend take a polygraph, and neither she nor any supposed corroborating witnesses can corroborate any significant aspects of her claim. Politico has a slight appearance of non-partisanship, although left leaning, and Slate, and Vox are fairly hard left. Kavanaugh is a verifiable liar, although his acting performance was far more convincing that was Blasey Ford’s performance, but he doesn’t meet the strict definition of a pathological liar. The “substantiating” allegations of other witnesses are even more flimsy than are the verifiable lies of Blasey Ford. Polygraphs are not accepted in courts of law for many, many, reasons, all of which are increasingly backed by more sophisticated research into human psychology, and with two verifiable liars like Blasey Ford, and Kavanaugh, they would likely be less than meaningless, and only add more fuel to be burned by the rapid partisan defenders of these two liars. I agree that Kavanaugh, and all those holding appointed, or other important positions in our federal government should be more thoroughly investigated, but having verifiable criminal organizations, such as the FBI, investigate the many liars who rise to these positions would be costly, and ineffective. Our system is deeply flawed, and very broken which is what happens to all empires when they are in decline, as is presently the American Empire.

  115. George1 says:

    If the judge lied hundreds of times to Congress then why did they not take action? If the allegation is true that would seem to be a slam dunk way to keep him off the SC.

    I guess the democrats are too smart by half.

  116. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @David William Pear

    Of course Kavanaugh is an establishment pick. Who else ever was nominated or served on the satanic supreme scumbags? Will Kavansugh or any other conservative judge ever make a ruling that helps Whites? Never ever in a thousand years.

    But, the attack on Kavansugh, like the Duke lacrosse team and Twana Brawley false accusation is an attack on all White men. So it’s up to all White men and nationalist White women to defend Kavanaugh simply because he’s White.

    Conservative is a synonym for loser. Anti abortion anti school bussing anti affirmative action anti gay anti porn anti tattoo anti trans gender conservatives lost on every issue

    At least he’s a married Non Jewish liberal White man who never worked for the ACLU NAACP MALDEF or other anti White organizations.

    Just be glad for that.

    • Replies: @Liza
  117. Did Kavanaugh lie hundreds of times to Congress or tell the same three or four lies hundreds of times? I think there’s a difference – the first might support Pear’s contention that Kavanaugh is a pathological liar; the second might speak to a man’s admirable reliability and constancy. Regarding the alleged falsehoods that Kavanaugh has committed, Pear provides no analysis as to the possible motivations behind each. Did Kavanaugh lie because he had personally done something illegal or immoral, to protect others from incrimination, or simply due to political/personal expediency?

  118. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @David William Pear

    So how much did Soros pay you for this article? And why didn’t the Democrats go after Kavanaugh for all these alleged mistakes deeds when he worked in the Bush administrations?

    I’ll tell you sex sells. That’s why. Good for you Ron for putting this article on your site

  119. George1 says:

    If the judge lied hundreds of times to Congress then why did they not take action? If the allegation is true that would seem to be a slam dunk way to keep him off the SC. I guess the democrats are too smart by half.

    I am not excited about Judge Kavanaugh. He is more like Justice Roberts that Justice Scalia. An actual constructionist could have been put forward with the same screaming from the left. So another wasted opportunity.

    Hopefully his treatment at the hands of the Orcs of the left will push him further to the right.

  120. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @John Burns, Gettysburg Partisan

    Don’t call me a conservative. I’m a White nationalist

  121. Bruce Allen Murphy, ‘The Brandeis/Frankfurter Connection, The Secret Political Activities of Two Supreme Court Justices’, New York, 1983
    Were these two much better ?

  122. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Tick Tock

    Liberals aren’t brain dead. Their brains are empty sinks. The liberal propaganda machine just turns on the tap and the empty brain fills with the latest cause.

  123. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Z Blog

    Thanks for the information. Like most people I never heard of Kavanaugh till the screeching that he’s a rapist drunk.

  124. MarkinLA says:
    @John Burns, Gettysburg Partisan

    Kavanaugh was groomed to be Anthony Kennedy’s running dog.

    This continual whining by you about Justice Kennedy forgets one thing, Kennedy had a position for life. Unless he happened to die while Trump was President and the Senate had a Republican majority, his wishes were always going to part of the negotiation to get him to retire while the Republicans were in charge. That ix just the politics of the SC and Trump had to live with it and do the best he could.

    • Replies: @Marat
  125. renfro says:
    @Jim Christian

    Kavanaugh might be a son of a bitch, but he’s MY son of a bitch

    He’s not YOUR son of a bitch , he’s the Establishment’s son of a bitch.

  126. MEH 0910 says:

    https://www.greanvillepost.com/2018/10/03/bret-kavanaugh-is-a-liar-a-perjurer-and-belongs-in-jail-instead-of-on-the-supreme-court/

    David William Pear, currently serving as a senior contributing editor, is a progressive columnist writing on economic, political and social issues. He is also a regular columnist and commenter on OpedNews. His articles have been published by The Real News Network, Truth Out, Consortium News, Russia Insider, Pravda and many other progressive publications. David is a member of Veterans for Peace, St Pete for Peace, CodePink and International Solidarity Movement. In February of 2015 he was part of a people-to-people delegation to Cuba with CodePink. In November of 2015 he was a delegate with CodePink to Palestine to show solidarity with Palestinians. In 2016 David spent 10 weeks in Palestine with the Palestinian non-violent resistance group International Solidarity Movement (ISM). David frequently makes extended trips to Russia as a private citizen. After retiring from finance in 2009, David earned a certification as an Emergency Medical Technician. David is a Vietnam veteran having served as a member of the 5th Special Forces Group as a combat advisor to the Army of the Republic of (South) Viet Nam. David resides with his wife and three cats in Clearwater Beach, Florida.

    • Replies: @Anon
  127. @GeorgeWashington

    Splendid articulation. On target. The armada of Israeli handlers and assassins surrounding Ford was another wake-up call. They sow division. The inject toxins. Discord and defamation is their specialty.

    I couldn’t care less if Kav committed perjury during this witch hunt. Verbal deception against a ruthless and unscrupulous enemy? It’s absolutely essential. This is war.

  128. Brett Kavanaugh is a fine man and a fine choice for the Supreme Court who, in a sane world, would have been confirmed a week ago without undue fussing.

  129. SamAdams says:
    @WayBeyondTheRim...

    Yep, I stopped reading after that line.

    They could have mentioned Kavanaugh’s actions in regards to the US Constitution & the ‘Patriot’ Act. But that’s an avenue that the puppet masters don’t want their sheep to go down. (Pardon the mixed metaphors.)

  130. bjondo says:

    bio at 128 respect worthy. BS attacks on BK not. Seem to be plans a, b, c……z

    Like Kav or not, he deserves to be a Supreme Court Justice especially with the likes of Ginsburg occupying important space. (She is out by June ’19

    code pink another Yid “solidarity” group for Palestine. Go far enough to sound decent while digging grave for Palestine.

    • Replies: @Frankie P
  131. J1234 says:

    Okay, Lisa Graves gave nothing even approaching solid evidence that Kavanaugh knew he was receiving stolen documents from Miranda…which is probably why her left leaning interviewer had to ask her a second time if she had specific evidence indicating that the judge knew he was getting stolen info. Her response was that there was an excerpt from a draft of hers that was in great detail in (presumably) one of the Miranda memos. And that (presumably) Kavanaugh had been told there was a confidential memo circulating between Democratic Judiciary Committee members and council (or something.) Which proves what?

    If you tell me that you have a secret, and someone gives me parts of your secret that they stole from your computer which they haven’t confessed to stealing, how do I know that the info they’ve given me is part of your secret? I can’t, because what’s in the secret is a secret!

    • Replies: @renfro
  132. Rurik says:
    @David William Pear

    My wording in this case is carefully phrased as opinion. Everyone is entitled to theirs. The facts clear show that Kavanaugh lied hundreds of times under oath,

    irony?

    but it is clear that Sanders is accusing Kavanaugh of lying.

    OH!

    Well, if a rotten, lying POS like Sanders accuses him of lying, well then! That changes everything!

  133. Liza says:
    @Anon

    Are you old enough to remember the Robert Bork business? I am. The standards for rejection are lowering by the minute. (Or should that be “raised”. You know what I mean.) Kav is basically a liberal, as you imply.

  134. Anon[970] • Disclaimer says:

    here is no question that Miranda stole them and passed them on to Kavanaugh…

    Yet from 2004 to 2006, when Kavanaugh was asked hundreds of time while under oath if he had received the stolen documents he consistently lied and committed perjury.

    Note this transition by Pear.

    The central thesis of the author’s hit piece relies on what is stated here, specifically:

    1. That there “is no question” that Kavanaugh received the documents

    and

    2. It follows that he committed perjury when he stated that he did not receive them.

    The rest of the piece is comprised of a lot of hyper-emotional verbiage, flimsy accusations, and other filler that can only be correctly viewed as excessive / hyperbolic at this stage.

    The piece is written for emotional impact (propaganda), not information. In fact, the emotional language is meant to obscure the lack of true information presented by the article.

    The chosen article tone is not up to the standards of most of the article’s at The Unz Review. I’m surprised that it was published here.

    Back to the aforementioned (flawed) accusation-conclusion transition that the article hinges upon.

    The author, Pear, never offers evidence that Kavanaugh received the documents.

    Thus, the article’s thesis relies, circularly, on the assertion’s of the author and the accusations of Kavanaughs political opponents. It follows that there is no objective foundation for the author’s conclusions and his subsequent appeal for politically interested concessions in the confirmation process.

    The progressives and their willing enablers have been making a mockery of our system, in recent memory, since the election of Donald Trump. They have been relying on the type of hyper-emotional accusations, supported by the press, since that time. It continues with Kavanaugh both with this article and on the national stage.

    Sorry, Pear, we aren’t about to surrender our system to whomever can cry out in pain the loudest.

    We are a nation of justice, ideally even in our public appointment processes.

    We can all now sense the continuous need to reaffirm that righteous balance, when mere accusations are now taking an extreme toll in our collective sociopolitical environment.

    Without evidence, and with your alternative appeal to the cries and sympathies of the mob, you are attempting to subvert that foundation of justice.

    We reject this attempt, in both any undue political rent through stalling that it might produce, as well for its claimed final objective.

    • Replies: @joe webb
  135. Z-man says:

    The title gives away the false, twisted and slanted spin of this writer. It also makes me laugh, loudly. LOL!!!

  136. Rurik says:
    @David William Pear

    Normally I would not have written about it at all since my primary concern is foreign policy, and ending the foreign war of US aggression, empire building, stop killing hundreds of thousands of people who are no threat to the security of the USA

    I just did a quick search of your name with the word ‘Zionism’, and then with the acronym ‘AIPAC’.

    Not that such a search is exhaustive or comprehensive, but I didn’t see either of those terms used with any of your online articles.

    Am I somehow mistaken about that?

    Have you written about the true Satanic hand behind all these evil wars? And if not, why not?

    In other words he is a war criminal too. That is something that is of great interest to me

    I just did a search of your name and ‘Golan Heights’. I found nothing, but that doesn’t mean it’s not out there. You have heard of the Golan Heights, have you not? You do know it is part of Syria, and that Israel is trying to steal it, and that some, (if not much) of the motivation for destabilizing Syria has a lot to do with stealing the Golan Heights, do you not?

    Or is that just an anti-Semitic canard?

    Whereas most Republicans are true believers. Their heart is in supporting corporations, the wealthy, oligarchs and their truly rightwing authoritarian base.

    yea, us Deplorables sure love to be ordered around by tyrants in the Fecal government. Nothing we love more than Fecal “authority”!

    Kavanaugh will come down with decisions that favor corporations, authoritarianism and an imperial president.

    Trump was elected specifically as a repudiation of imperialism and the out-of-control tyranny of the fecal government, as represented by Obama and the cackling war hag.

    The Republicans aren’t out for the liberal feminine vote and they could care less how many women he sexually assaulted or any of the other hyper masculine behaviors.

    It is us ‘right winger’ Deplorables that would put forcible rapists away for life. And if they brutalized their victims, or preyed on children, we’d put the animals down. Six feet down.

    how many women he sexually assaulted or any of the other hyper masculine behaviors. Like D. Trump said, “grab ‘em by the p****”.

    Trump “sexually assaulted”? Are you lying? Or just stupid.

    Do you have any proof that Trump sexually assaulted any woman? Lots of women over the years have encouraged me to sample their wares, before making an evening’s commitment.

    He said they let him grab them by the pussy. They liked it, IOW. And I know what he means. I’ve been in situations where the young ladies, for instance in South America or the Caribbean- where they’re shoving each other out of the way to be the first to grab a Western man’s package, and would only hope that you’d return the favor, since that may indicate you’re fond of them. How many Western girls would do the same to get at a billionaire celebrity, or rock star, is the stuff of legend. If I go to a backwoods roadhouse, and have all my teeth and look like I have a job, you’d be surprised what the gals encourage me to touch. It’s the farthest thing on earth to call that an assault. In fact, saying so is not only dishonest, it’s damn near telling an agenda-driven lie.

    The delay really comes down to two Republicans whose seats are in jeopardy, need their RINO’s and need a delay too, until after the election.

    No one is buying this bullshit.

    The whole point of the delay is to hope the Democrats get in the House and Senate, in order to ruin Trump’s hopes of electing a more conservative justice than the treasonous pieces of shit sitting on the bench at the moment. Duh.

    • Agree: Kiza
    • Replies: @Russ
  137. OK lets get down to business and quit skirting around the issues and euphemizing the situation:

    Fact is ALL Republicans, conservatives, and non-democrat persons belong in jail, for life with no possibility of parole, unless of course they are willing to undergo a compleate and total denazification, and will then vow to adhere to the SJ, marxist principles 24/7 for the rest of their natural lives.

    For the execution of this concept there wil be certain fenced-off and or walled areas consisting of one or two US states, perhaps Oregon and Mass, which will then serve as the retaining areas for said political criminals : non-Democrats

    Authenticjazzman “Mensa” qualified sine 1973, airborne trained US army vet, and pro jazz performer.

  138. peterAUS says:
    @David William Pear

    I don’t expect to change the world. I am just adding a straw on the camels back, at the most. I just think the truth is important if we are going to understand how the world really works.

    Makes sense.

  139. peterAUS says:
    @Deschutes

    …can you support a nominee for Scotus who-

    • supports warantless wiretapping;
    • supports indefinite detention of defendants;
    • is a proven inveterate liar under oath who puts partisanship above what is good for all Americans;
    • argues in legal cases that corporate donations are a type of ‘freedom of speech’, as in the disastrous Citizens United rulilng–which removed any limits on campaign donations;
    • is against women’s right to an abortion;
    • was GW Bush’s attorney and stopped the FL recount in 2000;
    • holds extreme views supporting ‘executive authority’, in essence bringing back a monarchical form of government diktat by presidential decree that the USA fought so hard to be rid of in the American Revolution;
    • has time and time again voted against civil liberties in favor of government repression e.g. the so-called ‘Patriot Act’.

    A very good question.

    ….Unless you love the idea of living in a corporate-government military police state…

    Ah, well, you see, it often boils down on WHO has the power in that state.
    “Our” guys or “theirs”?
    Or, crude and rude, if I must eat shit is it going to be 1 Kg or 10 Kgs?

    Makes sense?

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Deschutes
  140. Thanks to every one who took the time to comment. Currently I have only my iPad this weekend, and cannot easily reply further. I will try to reply next week, though it will likely be over before then. My real email is [email protected] if any one has a burning desire to beat a dead horse.

    Regards,
    David

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Anon
    , @anonymous
  141. peterAUS says:
    @Captain Willard

    The very fact that nobody gives a crap about illegal surveillance and detention but there is a national uproar about beer drinking and some completely BS sex allegations tells you everything you need to know about the state of our republic.

    Pretty much.

  142. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @APilgrim

    Constitutions are written by elites to serve elites and can be twisted into anything the elites want. It has ever been so.

    • Replies: @APilgrim
  143. joe webb says:
    @Anon

    exactly. This guy should have simply presented his evidence and skipped the editorial.

    “emails released as part of these hearings show that these files were regularly shared with Kavanaugh while he was on the White House staff.”

    Evidence please.

    Joe Webb

  144. @David William Pear

    I rarely reply here, but as a prosecutor of sexual assault cases for 10 years, it is impossible to determine whether one is lying or not without viewing the surrounding evidence. Guilt by association may pass for media judgment, but does not make its way into a real forum for determing truth – the courtroom. I think that it was Ben Franklin who wisely said that cross examination is the most important tool for getting at the truth.

    Unfortunately, there was no cross examination of the victim, zero. Another thing to look at is whether there is any corroborating evidence, of the four people identified as being there, none recall being there.

    This is not to discount the sad reality that sexual assaults occur far too frequently. But, we must view the evidence – whether the victim “sounds credible” during a monologue is just the beginning of any analysis – not the end. This entire affair is simply another example, of many, showing how far we’ve strayed from the republic that we are supposed to be. Abortion is the Little Bighorn of our Cold Civil War. The longer the powers that be can kill millions of Americans, the more they can turn over our entire population. This is simply one battle in the War on America. Yet, most know more about sports stats or their favorite Netflix show than they do about the issues that really matter.

  145. Anon[202] • Disclaimer says:
    @David William Pear

    What “dead horse” is that, exactly?

    I see a lot of emotional venting on your part, passed off as an informational article, and a couple of short replies to the comments that you had to know were coming.

    I see no death of the horse. In fact, I hardly see a horse if we are taking your presented issue solely on the information that you suggest.

    • Replies: @David William Pear
  146. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @peterAUS

    Florida recount was just an attempt to overthrow an election by the people and put in a President selected by Judicial dictate

    Whether you like it or nit, Bush won Florida and by winning Florida won the election

    So the democrats sought to have judges select the Democrat Candidate Gore. It didn’t work. Remember, after weeks of recounting Bush still had the majority of Florida votes

    I’ll always remember a young pretty black woman judge stating on national TV her reasons for dismissing Gore’s last desperate plea. “ I’m one county judge in one Florida county and it’s not my job to decide who’s President of the United States dismiss. “

    I think she was the last judge who heard

    • Replies: @CalDre
  147. @John Burns, Gettysburg Partisan

    “Notice that “this” didn’t happen with Neil Gorsuch. Because, unlike Kavanaugh, Gorsuch wasn’t a fake “conservative” swamp creature.”

    Surely you aren’t suggesting the Dems are attacking Kavanaugh for his lack of conservative authenticity!?

    Nah…I think, had they been able to find a Ford for Gorsuch, they would have attacked.

  148. renfro says:

    ‘Brent the victim’ was singing a different tune about investigating sexual and other allegation back when he was with Ken Starr.
    Yea he is a liar as anyone with a IQ above that of a cabbage can see by actually reading thru his senate testimony.

    https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/imo/media/doc/Kavanaugh%20Responses%20to%20Questions%20for%20the%20Record.pdf

    (excerpt)

    Questions for the Record
    Judge Brett Kavanaugh
    Nominee, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

    [MORE]

    49. In March 1995, while working in the Office of Independent Counsel Ken Starr, you wrote a memo pushing to broaden the investigation to cover a “full-fledged investigation of [Vince] Foster’s death.” (Kavanaugh Memo to Starr, 3/24/95). By that time, three separate investigations had concluded that Mr. Foster committed suicide, and as you admitted in your memo, the Independent Counsel might lack prosecutorial jurisdiction over any crime uncovered in relation to that death. You nonetheless pursued the allegation that Mr. Foster was murdered, and the theory that he had an affair with Hillary Clinton, for three more years.

    a. What specific evidence led you to question the conclusion that Mr. Foster had committed suicide and decide, instead, that a “full-fledged” investigation of Mr. Foster’s death was still warranted? Please identify the source(s) for the evidence that justified this conclusion.

    RESPONSE: The decisions regarding the Vince Foster investigation were ultimately made by Judge Starr. Given the persistent public questions about the causes of Mr. Foster’s death, Judge Starr stated that it was important to thoroughly investigate the matter and provide a definitive conclusion. That conclusion was ultimately that Mr. Foster committed suicide. Our report on the Foster death has stood the test of time.

    b. Did you rely on allegations generated by conservative right-wing media outlets in deciding to pursue a “full-fledged” investigation of Vince Foster’s death? For example, did Chris Ruddy, Ambrose Pritchard-Evans, Hugh Sprunt, Reed Irvine, or Rush Limbaugh provide you with any information about Mr. Foster before you made the decision to re-investigate his death? If so, what specific information did they provide and what weight was it given?

    RESPONSE: Please see my response to Question 49.a.

    c. In a June 1995 memo, you wrote that “we have asked numerous witnesses about Foster’s alleged affair with Mrs. Clinton.” (Kavanaugh Memo to Starr et al. re: “Summary of Foster Meeting on 6-15-05”, 6/16/95.) Did you lead or participate in this questioning? Were you present during the questioning? Did you object to any of the questions that were asked?

    RESPONSE: Please see my response to Question 49.a.

    d. Webster Hubbell has stated that Office of Independent Counsel attorneys investigating the death of Vince Foster asked him a number of sexual questions in early 1995, including specifically asking if Hillary Clinton and Vince Foster had engaged in an affair. (Jane Mayer, Dept. of Inquiring Minds: The Webster Hubbell investigation: Was it about sex? The New Yorker (Aug. 9, 1999)). Did you participate in the questioning Mr. Hubbell? If so, what was your role? If you were present, did you object to any of the questions that were asked?

    RESPONSE: Please see my response to Question 49.a.

    e. Did you ever speak with reporters about the investigation into whether Mr. Foster had committed suicide or had been murdered?

    RESPONSE: Please see my response to Question 49.

    f. Did you ever speak with reporters about the investigation into whether Hillary Clinton and Vince Foster had engaged in an affair?

    RESPONSE: Please see my response to Question 49.a.

    50. Your Starr-investigation era files from the National Archives include a number of complete files devoted to articles from Christopher Ruddy and others who were strong proponents of the Vince Foster murder conspiracy theory. For example, NARA File no. 70105096, labeled “Foster Death—Articles by Ruddy,” is 195 pages long. It includes articles entitled “Foster’s Death Site Strongly Disputed,” by Ruddy, and a partial transcript from a Rush Limbaugh Radio Broadcast entitled “Foster Note a Forgery.” A separate file, NARA File No. 70105100, includes what appears to be a summary analysis of the film “The Death of Vincent Foster: What Really Happened?” and an extended report from Hugh Sprunt entitled “The official record contradicts the Foster suicide conclusion,” which appears to have been faxed to your office on September 27, 1995.

    a. How often did you or others working on your behalf speak with or otherwise interact with each of the following individuals: Ambrose Pritchard-Evans; Hugh Sprunt; Reed Irvine; and Rush Limbaugh?

    RESPONSE: Please see my response to Question 49.a.

    b. Were any of these individuals a source for your investigation? If so, what specific information did they provide and what actions did you take in response?

    RESPONSE: Please see my response to Question 49.a.

    51. A November 13, 1995 memorandum from Starr deputy Hickman Ewing to File, subject line “Chris Ruddy,” states that “At noon, Saturday, November 4, 1995, I checked my Little Rock voicemail. Brett Kavanaugh had called at 5:50 p.m. on Friday, November 3 leaving a voicemail to the effect: “I got a voicemail message from Ruddy. He said he had talked to [a witness]. He said that [the witness] was disappointed by the way he was treated in the grand jury. He said he was treated as a suspect. Ruddy knows some of the questions that Brett Kavanaugh asked. Why did Brett ask [the witness] if the guy in the park grabbed his genitalia. Brett said on the voicemail to me, ‘I didn’t ask him that. I did ask him about sexual advances by the other man in the park. John Bates and I want you to call Ruddy—at least get him off the [sexually explicit] part. I am worried about that.’” (Memo from Ewing to File re: “Chris Ruddy,” (Nov. 13, 1995) (emphasis added)). Hickman Ewing followed your directions and called Ruddy back the day that he received your voice mail (November 4).

    a. Was the Independent Counsel office seeking to influence Mr. Ruddy’s articles?
    RESPONSE: Please see my response to Question 49.a. 31

    b. In a July 15, 1995 memorandum welcoming a new investigator to your team, you recommended that the investigator familiarize himself with the investigation using a number of sources, including “the Ruddy articles.” (Memo from Kavanaugh to Clemente re: “Vince Foster” (July 15, 1995)). Did you and your team consider Chris Ruddy to be a source for your investigation? Please explain any steps taken in response to information provided by Mr. Ruddy.

    RESPONSE: Please see my response to Question 49.a.

    c. How does your direction to Mr. Ewing to discuss grand jury information with a journalist—i.e., your direction that he discuss with Mr. Ruddy the questions asked of a grand jury witness—comply with grand jury secrecy requirements? Please provide legal support for your position.

    RESPONSE: Please see my response to Question 49.a.

    52. In 1998, Ken Starr stated that it was appropriate for attorneys with the Independent Counsel’s office to speak to the media in order to defend its ongoing investigation from attacks made by the Clinton Administration. (Adam Clymer, Starr Admits Role in Leaks to Press, New York Times (June 14, 1998)).

    a. Is this a valid reason to discuss an ongoing with reporters?
    RESPONSE: That was a decision made by Judge Starr.
    b. At the time, what was the Department of Justice’s policy regarding public discussion of an ongoing investigation?

    RESPONSE: I do not recall. As I stated at the hearing, any conversations that I had with reporters were at the direction or authorization of Judge Starr.

    c. What is your personal view on whether prosecutors should discuss an ongoing investigation with reporters?

    RESPONSE: Please see my response to Question 52.a.

    d. Do you believe that your discussions with reporters during your time in the Starr Independent Counsel Office about the Vince Foster investigation were appropriate? Were they fair?

    RESPONSE: Yes.

    d. Webster Hubbell has stated that Office of Independent Counsel attorneys investigating the death of Vince Foster asked him a number of sexual questions in early 1995, including specifically asking if Hillary Clinton and Vince Foster had engaged in an affair. (Jane Mayer, Dept. of Inquiring Minds: The Webster Hubbell investigation: Was it about sex? The New Yorker (Aug. 9, 1999)). Did you participate in the questioning Mr. Hubbell? If so, what was your role? If you were present, did you object to any of the questions that were asked?

    RESPONSE: Please see my response to Question 49.a.
    e. Did you ever speak with reporters about the investigation into whether Mr. Foster had committed suicide or had been murdered?
    RESPONSE: Please see my response to Question 49.a. 30

    f. Did you ever speak with reporters about the investigation into whether Hillary Clinton and Vince Foster had engaged in an affair?

    RESPONSE: Please see my response to Question 49.a.

    ROTFLMAO
    …..here’s Kavanaugh’s ”see my response in 49a’
    49a–RESPONSE: The decisions regarding the Vince Foster investigation were ultimately made by Judge Starr. Given the persistent public questions about the causes of Mr. Foster’s death, Judge Starr stated that it was important to thoroughly investigate the matter and provide a definitive conclusion. That conclusion was ultimately that Mr. Foster committed suicide.

    Kavanaugh gave a canned , incomplete, undetailed statement in 49a and then used it to not answer the questions posed to him.

    • Replies: @CalDre
  149. Rurik says:
    @David William Pear

    Being anti-war has a lot to do with that experience. It does not offend me whatsoever if someone takes a knee. I understand what it is they are protesting completely.

    Do you?

    Here’s a clue:

    It has nothing whatsoever to do with the Eternal Wars (for Israel)

    Duh!

    They’re taking a knee because these pampered millionaire imbeciles have been led by the dishonest, lying ((((media))) to believe that innocent black men and teenage boys are being gunned down all over America by White, racist (redundant) cops.

    That’s why they’re taking a knee. (fool)

    It has nothing to do with the wars.

    It has everything to do with narcissistic celebrity morons being led by Marxist Jewish supremacist liars into believing that no White men ever are murdered by cop in America, when the opposite is the truth, and you’re more likely to be murdered by cop as a White man while walking down the street carrying brake pads, or lying in the snow getting tortured by Taser, or crawling in a hotel hallway, than even if you’re a black thug pulling at the gun out of a cop’s holster.

    God almighty are the agenda-driven myopic in their virtue-signaling histrionics.

    • Replies: @Krollchem
  150. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @David William Pear

    You are a liberal and therefore in favor of affirmative action imposed on the nation by supreme satanic scumbags in the Griggs and Kaiser cases. Judges tried to destroy my life careers family home and finances and the life career family home and finances of every white person in this country.

    sI hope every white man like you who favors affirmative action ends his life sleeping under a bridge and eating out of garbage cans.

    When liberal Whites like you have served their purpose the liberals will destroy you.

    Remember what happened to Philip d’ Orleans Robespierre Olympe what’s her name and the rest of the French revolutionaries

    Remember what Stalin did in the 1930s to the Jews who brought about the communist revolution. He destroyed them in show trials exactly similar to what’s happening to Kavanaugh today.

    It will happen to you and all White liberals.

    Liberal satanic supreme scumbags judges tried to destroy me with 13 wwords written by the justice Brennan May he burn in hell forever and ever

    “ Disproportionate representation is in and off itself clear and present evidence of discrimination”

    They didn’t succeed. I’m not a right winger I’m not a republican For what America has done to Whites since 1956 I hate America as much as any black Muslim or Jewish leftist

    Kavanaugh is a White non Jewish heterosexual man under attack by Jews because he is a catholic heterosexual married normal man.

    When Jews attack the goyim, either with affirmative action, rampant, unpunished black on White crime especially rape and murder or false proven to be false accusations against a judicial nominee, the attack on Kavanaugh is an attack on all the White goyim

    Since I’m a White goy attached by Jewish and liberals I’ll stabd with Kavanaugh.

  151. Russ says:
    @David William Pear

    Credible though your perjury assertions may be, the time to have won that battle was when Kavanaugh’s name first appeared on Trump’s SCOTUS short list. Now, you’re just the fourth broad to come forward since the Feinstein letter (and the first three are batshit crazy), and Borking disgust has just pushed Bret Stephens (of all cucks) into Trump’s camp and has energized the Stupid Party’s fundraising. Timing is everything.

    • Replies: @CAL2
  152. Russ says:
    @Rurik

    “He [Trump] said they let him grab them by the pussy”

    Trump was referring to the groupies who took a shine to him once his NBC show delivered him a fame to match his wealth. This point cannot be made often enough. The balance of your paragraph sets the context well.

  153. El Dato says:
    @siamdave

    ‘What little we do know about Kavanaugh raises so many questions that they can only be answered by an extensive investigation that should take months.’

    I though there had already been six investigations or so before the hearings began? Not enough? Wanna go DEEPER?

    Is this a video game where the True Ending would be available if you had just opened the door to the left right before the apparent final scene? Are fantasms of audiovisual entertainment leaking into people’s real-world perceptions? Yes, yes they are – and they have actually taken mostly over. And it’s on purpose.

    So. Who would investigate SOME MORE?

    It’s the FBI.

    Would you trust whatever the FBI would come up with?

    Maybe you get an honorable investigative team for which the superiors do not run interference, and it comes up with nothing.

    Maybe you get Deep State buddies being told what to find and it comes up with bestiality.

    Maybe you get Deep State buddies being told what to find and it comes up with nothing.

    Maybe you get an honorable investigative team for which the superiors do not run interference, and it comes up with serial rape during countless moonless weekends, powered by “quaaludes and/or grain alcohol”.

    Now what – you still are none the wiser.

    People say that a tactic of the Kremlin Inhabitants is to make sure that no-one knows what’s true and what’s not. Enjoy that formula at home!

    • Replies: @siamdave
  154. @SolontoCroesus

    You forgot the most pernicious deception by Wilson:

    Selling the American people to Morgan, Rockefeller and Schiff; the FED & IRS.

    Now these useless bureaucrats want to maintain their domination and prestige by having us participate in their tyranny.

    • Agree: SolontoCroesus
  155. Rurik says:
    @David William Pear

    It is as Orwell said so well….control the past, and control the future. I would add that controlling the past also controls the present.

    here’s his quote

    “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”

  156. @Deschutes

    You do realize that your God-King Obama did these things too! Obama presided over the greatest loss of privacy and rights in the history of this country. He bombed innocent civilians including Americans, got rid of due process, had covert wars everywhere, ruled by Fiat or executive decree, weaponized race and title IX to destroy the rights of male students on campus, and charged more whistle blowers than any president in history.

    He totally politicized the FBI and Justice Department. He dealt millions of dollars in fake grants and money to his political groups and supported and controlled BLM. Furthermore, he allowed millions of undocumented illegal immigrants including MS 13 to overwhelm this country. Obama put his own hatred of whites above the what was good for the country. Obama protected the deep state and is part of it. His administration protected the Clintons and their crime syndicate.

    Before you attack anyone you should look at your own house because it sure needs cleaning.

    • Replies: @Deschutes
  157. Rurik says:
    @obwandiyag

    The guy is a POS. Just look at him.

    not just a POS, but a racist too!

    Just look at him. It’s obvious.

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
  158. APilgrim says:
    @Anon

    The STUPID is STRONG with Anon[257].

    Totalitarians & Anarchists DESPISE ‘Fair-Play’.

    And it is occasionally necessary to DRIVE THEM AWAY or Terminate.

    • Replies: @Anon
  159. CAL2 says:
    @Russ

    The accusations are barely credible. Miranda says he simply passed information on, never saying how he got it. Leahy offered nothing other than innuendo that Kavanaugh lied. If he though he did, press for perjury charges. Otherwise it is simply another smear attempt.

    Oh, and how is someone accused of rape on the flimsiest of evidence supposed to act?

  160. RJohn says:

    The article’s very first citation from the holier-than-thou NYT is a totally unsubstantiated, even refuted claim regarding Kavanaugh’s knowledge or lack of knowledge of “stolen” Democrat Strategy communications [Miranda controversy].

    Anti-climatic falderal. No doubt, fodder for charges and imprisonment these days.

  161. There are two arguments here the first is unsupportable based on what is on the record. It was disappointing that it was included.

    The second issue dances around the meat and potato issues and has so many caveats so as to leave the matter open — and is therefore unconvincing.

    In short the response by Justice Kavenaugh, though not expressly stated.

    I received information from a democratic insider — the fact that I received said information is nothing more than goes on among the political class in Washington. And if they were in fact gotten disinterestedly, it had nothing to do with me.

    In the Sen, Leahy discussion, Justice Kavenaugh says he doesn’t even know what documents are in the compliment and much to my surprise Sen. Leahy admits the investigative body doesn’t know either.

    Not only does that ameliorate any hint of partaking of theft it bolsters the that Justice Kavenaugh had no real part aside from accepting them —

    The arguments that he should have known, could have guessed, it was obvious — tat it implausible that he did not know — violates the standard the previous set in these hearings — nothing definitive.

  162. You say you found Ford credible. If so, what would make you conclude otherwise?
    Since there is zero circumstantial or direct evidence to support her claim and therefore you must be relying solely on her ‘performance’, what could she have done to lessen your belief?
    Maybe if she collapsed on the floor screaming that she was lying about everything and was caught in some fugue state? But maybe then you true believers would just say the pressure got to her and her collapse was just proof of the heavy psychological damage K had done to her.

  163. Skeptikal says:

    Christine Ford is a huge distraction from the true reasons that Kav should be shunted aside.
    Ford’s revelations/campaign/whatever (and I am not accusing her of lying) have so totally overshadowed the real reasons for dumping Kav in the dust bin that one could almost imagine she is a secret Kav asset.

    If Ford and her memories had not appeared in the middle of the process, we might—I think we would—have heard much more detail about Kav’s activities and actions as an attorney and a judge that truly disqualify him for the job.
    His conduct during the hearings was a little peephole into his character.
    He is peevish, insulting, petulant, aggressive, hostile, does not know his place (within the context of a Senate hearing), i.e., he was downright fresh and disrespectful and self-aggrandizing but at the same time incredibly banal, with his beer jokes. What an AH.
    Tell me Kav isn’t the best we can do in the USA for a SCOTUS appointee!
    A pox on Ford!
    She has totally muddied the waters.

    • Replies: @Henry's Cat
    , @renfro
  164. Skeptikal says:
    @Rurik

    Agree! Just look at his face!
    His expression lacks any gravity. He looks spoiled and peevish and pinched.

    • Replies: @Rurik
  165. The more I look at the Unz review, both the articles and the comments, the more I think this web site is run by Jews. Is that anti Semitic to you that I recognize that? Here is some honesty from a non Jew to Jews. Even if you are never honest with us, I will be honest with you. We are waking up to your presence and once we are fully awake, there will be no place for a Jewish lies and deception anywhere, because everything is going to be exposed. Of course you will still lie and deceive even then but the truth is going to render your disinformation campaigns meaningless. Now was that anti Semitic? No. It’s simply the truth.

  166. Rurik says:
    @Skeptikal

    looks spoiled and peevish and pinched.

    you hit the nail on the head!

    expression lacks any gravity

    damn, you’re good with words

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
    , @Russ
  167. willow says:
    @The Alarmist

    The worst is not the accepting, but the lie about accepting

  168. @Skeptikal

    Tell me Kav isn’t the best we can do in the USA for a SCOTUS appointee!

    I think this is the crux of the issue. In addition to being an outstanding jurist in terms of knowledge and understanding of the law, people imagine that a Supreme Court justice should also be a sagacious figure of great rectitude. By that standard, Kavanaugh seems to come up short. But if we treat the law as any other academic field, then this higher standard of wisdom and morality, need really not apply.

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
  169. Precious says:
    @Deschutes

    Unless you love the idea of living in a corporate-government military police state where you have few if any rights or civil liberties, and want to bring back coat-hanger abortions in back alleys,

    ^Fake news.

    Kavanaugh is at total fucking asshole and should not be put on SCOTUS.

    He is going to be the next Supreme Court Justice. Let us know whether that makes you more or less butt-hurt than when he helped stop the Florida recount. The information will be useful for science.

    • Replies: @Deschutes
  170. Usandwe says:
    @David William Pear

    The DNC hate whistleblowers
    No one cares guy. I bet he didn’t perjure himself, and Leahy is probably getting his ‘rehab’ in Arizona and enjoying Pizza with the rest. Everyone is getting auto weapons and thots will be patrolled, possibly

  171. @Miggle

    Can you substantiate your assertion that MacArthur had one of the decoding machines in the Phillipines? I ask because it was my impression that MacArthur was very lucky not to go the wayof Kimmel – and for better reason – after failing even to take effective precautionary measures when ge got explicit warnings from DC.

    • Replies: @Miggle
  172. Usandwe says:

    Blah blah blah. The wikileaks of the spirit coolomg emails and the PRISM program and the pizza transactions and Huma’s laptop were all leaked to. Before this peraon writes on Kavanaugh, perhaps he will write on Lois Lerner and the Benghazi hearings. I don’t think Kavanaugh perjured himself. Israel is reponsoble for 9 11. Utah will ve the spot for the unsealed indictments. RBG can’t get her special juices now. Next justice ends gay marriage and dual citizenship politicians.

  173. @Deschutes

    You seem to be mixing up perfectly proper behavior as counsel as in “was G.W. Bush’s attorney” i ln relation to FL recount and his views which may affect his decisions as a judge on a court which has to consider general propositions raised by Bill of Rights arguments. That diminishes the weight to be given to yur views on legal and judicial matters.

  174. CalDre says:
    @Anon

    Whether you like it or nit, Bush won Florida and by winning Florida won the election

    LOL, no, he didn’t. But it doesn’t really matter because regardless of the titular President, the Oligarchy rolls on unimpeded.

    • Replies: @Anon
  175. anon[178] • Disclaimer says:

    Wait, the civil war is coming. do you love Crying Shumer or any of any of the other
    left wingers or (as my Jewish mother used to say) Jew-bastards?
    If you do not, you are welcome to help save this Angl0-Saxon nation.

  176. CalDre says:
    @renfro

    He obviously didn’t answer the questions. How does that make him a liar though?

    Would you be able to answer such detailed questions from something that you worked on, ummh, 15 years ago? (Note he got thousands of questions, so spending a week rummaging through old notes and files is not really an option.)

    Granted, I tend to believe that Kavanaugh covered up the murder of Vincent Foster. At the end of the day he is a Yale alumni which means, at the end of the day, unless he took the Red Pill, he is part of the Swamp.

  177. Frankie P says:
    @bjondo

    I completely agree with you. Biography at 128 is worthy of props. Props to you, David Pear. ISM is excellent, any group of veterans calling for peace is worthy of respect, Code Pink is good on Palestine, and I wish they would focus on Palestine.

    “code pink another Yid “solidarity” group for Palestine. Go far enough to sound decent while digging grave for Palestine.”

    No, Code Pink should not be characterized that way. They are pretty much run by Jews, but it seems to me that their concern for Palestinians is genuine. They go on the Gaza boats to break the blockade. There are serious issues with them, and those issues are similar to the ones I have with Jewish Voice for Peace. They act as some kind of protection for Jewish power in the west, curtailing and deflecting the conversation away from the control that Jewish groups exercise over the politics in the US and Europe. They attack, smear or try to marginalize gentile voices like Alison Weir who do the same work that they do, because Alison is brave enough to point out how Jewish power is and has corrupted the political structure in the US, resulting in a government that does not act in the interests of its own people. For the most part, Medea and her crew at Code Pink are on the up and up. They should open their tent a bit more to people who are natural allies.

  178. Skeptikal says:
    @Rurik

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg is an extraordinary woman who is now in, I believe, her nineties.
    If you happened to see the documentary about her life you would have seen that in her youth she was a vibrant, beautiful, serious woman who worked unbelievably hard as a full-time attorney while caring for her children, her ill husband, and more.

    Your “commentary” is off the charts insulting and speaks volumes about your own character not to mention startlingly poor judgment.
    I’ll never take another think you write here seriously.
    I now know what kind of shallow, callow person you are and the sense of self-importance that drives you to think it is mete for you, a nobody who likely has achieved very little in life, to make cheap shots and a cheap joke at the appearance of an 85-year-old woman .

    Shame on you.

  179. Skeptikal says:
    @Henry's Cat

    “people imagine that a Supreme Court justice should also be a sagacious figure of great rectitude. By that standard, Kavanaugh seems to come up short. But if we treat the law as any other academic field, then this higher standard of wisdom and morality, need really not apply.”

    People don’t “imagine” this!
    They know this and they are right.
    Except that the sagacious person of great rectitude is *also* a legal scholar as well as an attorney.

    “the law as any other academic field”: In the context of the SCOTUS the law is not an “academic field.”
    Knowledge of the law, ability to write clearly, etc., is just one of the skill sets required.
    It is hard to imagine a setting where a “higher standard” is more appropriate, and needed, than service on the Supreme Court of the United States.

    • Replies: @Henry's Cat
  180. krollchem says:
    @Agent76

    Here is the link to Mr. Napolitano lecture on the reasoning behind why Kavanaugh does not support the 4th Amendment:

    The Senators do not bring this issue up is that most of them voted for the Patriot act. They would than be self accusing themselves as traitors to the US Constitution.

    • Agree: Agent76
    • Replies: @Agent76
    , @Agent76
  181. @Brabantian

    I agree. Kavanaugh’s treatment of the witness who testified that Foster’s car was not in the parking lot at the time his body was found was criminal. He facilitated a complete cover up. But it’s the good old boy network at it’s finest. Isn’t it. Kavanaugh is of the same cloth as Mueller, and Mueller’s handling of the 911, and the anthrax investigations tell me all I need to know. Kavanaugh will be confirmed.

    • Replies: @CalDre
  182. Krollchem says:
    @Rurik

    Shouldn’t they be taking a knee during the national anthem over the proslavery third stanza?

    “And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
    That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion,
    A home and a country, should leave us no more?
    Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps’ pollution.
    No refuge could save the hireling and slave
    From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:

    And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave,
    O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.”

    Note that the economics of slavery was part of the reason for the Revolutionary war, War of 1812, Mexican American war and the US Civil war.

  183. renfro says:
    @Skeptikal

    I wont put a pox on Ford but everything else you said is 100% right.

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
    , @CalDre
  184. renfro says:
    @J1234

    Get the facts straight , not that it matters.

    Miranda confessed to stealing the memos and mailing them to Kavanaugh.
    Kavanaugh in a second round of questioning admitted to receiving the memos;

    The memos were a list of questions the Dems prepared to ask a judicial candidate in a senate hearing.

    Kavanaugh said he didn’t know they were stolen.

    Now you want to tell me he didn’t know that information that secret wasn’t stolen? Was he such a naïve 37 yr old that he thought the Dems just handed it out to the repub WH to be nice?

    He knew damn well they had to be stolen, he just skates by claiming no one ever told him they were stolen.

    • Disagree: CalDre
    • Replies: @J1234
  185. renfro says:

    Last Supreme Court Justice to be impeached or ‘forced to resign’ was Johnson’s appointee, Abe Fortas. For financial impropriety .

    Which is why Kavanaugh’s finances should have been looked at more carefully. Because that is another area were he basically took the fifth and didnt come clean.
    Someone cleaned up his decade of debt for him last year in time for his nomination—if it was a family member he could have cleared it up by just saying so. In addition he bought a 1.2 million house with $400,000 down….and he didn’t have cash or savings of 400k when he bought it so again if some family member gave him the money he should have said so and taken the mystery out of his finances–same with CC debt.

    Here are all of Kavanaugh’s disclosure reports and net worth statements .

    [MORE]

    2016 Kavanaugh’s salary as a judge was roughly $220,000.00 as a DC circuit court judge since June 1, 2006.
    Teaching at Harvard, which he’s done since 2006, earned him $27,220.00
    His wife, Ashley Estes Kavanaugh (personal secretary to President George W. Bush), makes $66,000.00 as town manager of the Village of Chevy Chase, Section 5, MD.
    That’s total pre-tax income of approximately $313,220.00.
    Expenses:
    Tuition for private school X2 = ~$21,160.00 (there’s a price break for Catholic kids)
    As of 2018, $815,912.00 remaining on a mortgage on a house bought in 2006; assuming a 30 year fixed mortgage that’s roughly $7,000 $5,000/month.
    Which means he had to put down at least $400,000 CASH on the 1.2 million house he bought.
    Montgomery County, MD personal property tax rates fluctuate over the years ( 2016 vs. 2018); we can estimate based on the value of Kavanaugh’s $1,225,000 home he owes $11,000 a year.
    Maryland individual income tax rates state that a married couple making Over $300,000.00 a year pays $15,072.50 plus 5.75% of the excess over $300,000.00.
    Kavanaugh owes the Federal government approximately $75,000.00 in income tax based on the marginal rate of %25 (accountants pay for themselves).
    He became a member of the Chevy Chase Club, a private country club located near Washington, DC, in 2016, which, while secretive about it’s pricing, reportedly costs between $80,000.00-92,000.00 for initiation, and around $6,000.00 annually in dues.
    However much it costs in utilities, groceries, transportation, and attire to maintain a family of four.
    Now that gross $313,220 has been whittled down to **$100,987.75 ***not counting the country club expense, food, utilities or any other costs not explicitly listed.* That’s not a lot of margin to pay all of that debt down in 18 months.
    The timeline of Kavanaugh’s debt:
    2002-2003 – First USA, credit card, $15,000 or less – paid in full
    2004 – First USA/Bank One Visa, credit card, $15,000 – $50,000
    2005 – Total liabilities, credit cards, $25,000
    2006 (year of house purchase)- 1) Bank of America, credit card, $15,000 – $50,000; 2) First USA, credit card, $15,000 – $50,000; 3) USAA, credit card, $15,000 – $50,000; 4) Thrift Savings Plan, loan, $15,000 – $50,000
    2007 – 1) Bank of America, credit card, $15,000 – $50,000; 2) First USA, credit card, $15,000 – $50,000; 3) USAA, credit card, $15,000 – $50,000; 4) Thrift Savings Plan, loan, $15,000 – $50,000
    2008 – 1) Bank of America, credit card, $15,000 – $50,000; 2) First USA, credit card, $15,000 – $50,000; 3) USAA, credit card, $15,000 or less; 4) Thrift Savings Plan, loan, $15,000 – $50,000; 5) CITI, credit card, $15,000 or less
    2009 (pays it down here somewhat) – 1) Bank of America, credit card, $15,000 or less; 2) First USA, credit card, $15,000 or less; 3) USAA, credit card, $15,000 or less; 4) Thrift Savings Plan, loan, $15,000 – $50,000; 5) CITI, credit card, $15,000 or less
    2010 – 1) Bank of America, credit card, $15,000 or less; 2) First USA, credit card, $15,000 or less; 3) USAA, credit card, $15,000 or less; 4) Thrift Savings Plan, loan, $15,000 – $50,000
    2011 – 1) Bank of America, credit card, $15,000 or less; 2) First USA, credit card, $15,000 or less; 3) USAA, credit card, $15,000 or less; 4) Thrift Savings Plan, loan, $15,000 – $50,000
    2012 – 1) Bank of America, credit card, $15,000 or less; 2) First USA, credit card, $15,000 – $50,000; 3) USAA, credit card, $15,000 or less; 4) Thrift Savings Plan, loan, $15,000 – $50,000
    2013 – (paying it down further, still potentially $100,000) 1) Chase, credit card, $15,000 – $50,000; 2) Thrift Savings Plan, loan $15,000 – $50,000
    2014 – 1) Chase, credit card, $15,000 or less; 2) Thrift Savings Plan, loan $15,000 – $50,000
    2015 – 1) Chase, credit card, $15,000 or less; 2) Thrift Savings Plan, loan $15,000 – $50,000; 3) Bank of America, credit card, $15,000 or less
    2016 – 1) Chase, credit card, $15,000 – $50,000; 2) Thrift Savings Plan, loan, $15,000 – $50,000; 3) Bank of America, credit card, $15,000 – $50,000; 4) USAA, credit card, $15,000 – $50,000
    2017 – Thrift Savings Plan, loan, $15,000 or less
    Latest: 2018, including net worth – Thrift Savings Plan, Loan, VALUE CODE: none
    The Credit Card Debt and Loans
    White House spokesman Raj Shah told The Washington Post that Kavanaugh built up the debt by buying Washington Nationals season tickets and tickets for playoff games for himself and a “handful” of friends. Shah said some of the debts were also for home improvements.

    We have access to 16 years of Kavanaugh’s financials. Every single year he has credit card debt. Every year except 2017. The only liability listed in 2017 is a Thrift Savings Plan valued Code J, less than $15,000.00, In 2016 the same loan was a code K, between $15,000-50,000 – One of four code K’s.
    Meaning: Between 2016 and 2017 Kavanaugh paid off between three credit cards to the tune of between $45,000.00-$150,000.00 and paid the Thrift loan down to under $15,000.00 in the same year he bought membership in DC area country club. Funny how baseball tickets put you in debt, while shelling out tens of thousands of dollars for golf gets you out of debt. Funny.

    For the record, a Washington National’s 2019 season ticket costs between $6,560.00 right behind the dugout and $1,476.00 for a seat in the upper gallery. That’s a lot of baseball tickets.
    What’s unclear about the White House spokesperson’s response is when these baseball tickets were supposedly bought.
    They were paid off by 2017, but those lines of credit have been open and carrying tens of thousands of dollars of debt for over a decade. If you know anything about credit card interest rates you know how mind numbingly expensive this would be**.** I’m not ragging on anybody for having debt, but the explanation for how it came to be acquired and paid off doesn’t square with the publicly available facts, or at least warrants additional context.

  186. Skeptikal says:
    @renfro

    It is some kind of weird irony that the #MeToo movement has probably played a significant role in putting Kav on the SCOTUS.

    • Replies: @Precious
    , @renfro
  187. This anti-American traitor helped get the so called Patriot Act passed. Thats really all you need to know about him.

    During his time at the White House and prior to being appointed to the US Court of Appeals, Kavanaugh supported and assisted the effort to pass the Patriot Act. His involvement was such that a statement he drafted was incorporated in the bill signed by Bush. Recent documents made public via a FOIA request also show that Kavanaugh supported and played a role in warrantless wiretapping, and the establishment of “Fusion Centers”. Kavanaugh clearly supported the surveillance state and that should be much more concerning to all of us than whether or not he got in bar fights “back in the day”.

    https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/10/luis-p-almeida/kavanaugh-the-swamp-creature/

    The Supreme court should be tossed in the trash. More corrupt than congress.

    • Replies: @CalDre
    , @Deschutes
  188. Precious says:
    @Skeptikal

    It is some kind of weird irony that the #MeToo movement has probably played a significant role in putting Kav on the SCOTUS.

    16D chess.

    Just another part of the plan.

  189. J1234 says:
    @renfro

    Get the facts straight….

    Kavanaugh said he didn’t know they were stolen.

    Now you want to tell me he didn’t know that information that secret wasn’t stolen? Was he such a naïve 37 yr old that he thought the Dems just handed it out to the repub WH to be nice?

    But your premise isn’t a “fact.” It’s an assumption. Info leaks out of the Trump administration like a sieve, at times. Why not out of Dem committees?

    Some people seem to have a problem understanding “evidence” as a legal concept.

    Oh, and as far as the author of the article goes, is the name “Brett” really that hard to spell?

    • Replies: @renfro
  190. Russ says:
    @Rurik

    I lack the gravitas to warrant access to the LOL button; permit me to express it here. Very well-played retort to the troll. And to think that the queen of the ACLU came so close to a unanimous confirmation relative to any recent Stupid Party nominee …

  191. renfro says:
    @Skeptikal

    Yep

    My sense is that he was the kind of brat and frat drunk that would have assaulted Ford so I dont think she was lying but to bring up an incident from 3o yrs ago that didn’t result in actual rape would be impossible to prove either for or against either party was stupid.

    As you said they should have stuck to what they know he lied about in previous hearings.
    Dems were hoping to arouse fem outrage, repubs were hoping to arouse put upon men’s backlash.

  192. siamdave says: • Website
    @El Dato

    - you seem to have thought that was my comment, it had quotation marks because it was a quote the article, the point being that all of this crap the dems and MSM and etc have been doing the last few months/days has not been about Kav per se, but just delaying the process in the hopes the Dems would retake the senate and then be able to block the nomination – somewhat ironically, it’s beginning to look like all of these lies and truly disgusting demonisations are going to have a reverse impact, as more and more people are totally disgusted at what the Dems have been doing, and will vote against them, and result in an increased turnout of Repubs as well

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  193. renfro says:
    @J1234

    But your premise isn’t a “fact.” It’s an assumption. Info leaks out of the Trump administration like a sieve, at times. Why not out of Dem committees?

    Some people seem to have a problem understanding “evidence” as a legal concept

    I’m going to waste 2 minutes on you. Facts.
    They were stolen and passed to Kavanaugh by Manuel Miranda who worked with Kavanaugh on judicial nominations and was at the time a Republican staffer for Sen. Orrin Hatch.
    After a investigation by the House Police Services Miranda confessed and was arrested.

    I have no problem understanding evidence or how senate hearings work since 6 of my 17 first cousins are lawyers including one who was a congressman himself and two who were senate staffers to Sens Everett and Faircloth.

    Your comment sounds like your information comes from a bubble gum wrapper.

    • Replies: @CalDre
    , @J1234
  194. gp says:
    @obwandiyag

    “Because maybe he can overturn Roe. And that will be the end of the Republican Party. ”

    The thing that is galvanizing Republicans and normal people this week is the frothing hysteria, street theater, and street violence of the left and the Democrat Party. These freaks struck even here in my little burg.

    I see videos of incoherent lefties spastically jerking and fuming, and failing to persuade, then resorting to violence. They are raving and beyond reason, brainwashed with their insane dogmas of toxic whiteness, toxic masculinity, feminism, inherent bias, diversity, critical theory, etc.

    It is clear to everybody now: the Democrat platform is HATRED of whites, men, heterosexuals, Christians, American history and traditions, and western civilization itself. Democrats value non-citizens over citizens, and violent criminals over the law abiding.

    I donated to the GOP for the first time in my life this week when Zippy the Pinhead spraypainted “RAPE” all over their HQ. I’ll drive voters to polls. I’ll do anything I legally can to make sure that no Democrat ever gets elected again, for any office, for the rest of my life. It has nothing to do with Roe!!

    Thanks to Mr. Pear for bringing the alleged perjury to my attention. Did any of the Democrats pursue that line of attack during the Kavanaugh fracas? I must have missed it when the lefty freak spun-kicked the pro-life demonstrator.

  195. When I was a young man at college, fraternities had a terrible reputation. If you partied at a fraternity you could be sure there would be brawls, alcohol poisoning, drunk driving accidents, cops and of course date rapes.

    The word for sororities was So-Ho. They were sluts who, for whatever they perceived the pay-off was, were used like prostitutes by fraternities.

    It is surprising to me that anyone who ever went to college and lived through Rush Week would be surprised by any of this stuff.

    • Replies: @Anon
  196. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Skeptikal

    Darth Vader Ginsburg worked for the ACLU.

    Nuff said

  197. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @CalDre

    Bush won. The recount found more votes for Gore. But the recount even more votes for Bush.

    Bush won Florida even after a month of recounts.

    • Replies: @CalDre
  198. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @APilgrim

    Are you texting while sitting on a bus bench babbling and screeching your lunacy to the world?

  199. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @MEH 0910

    If Pear’s anti Israel and pro Palestinians, then why is he pro American Jews attacking Kavanaugh?

    To me, the whole thing is Jews against Christian heterosexual married white men.

  200. @Anon

    Your emotion is understandable but it is ridiculous to say Stalin’s “show trials [were] exactly similar to what’s happening to Kavanaugh today”.
    (a) he is not on trial or even seeking to hold his present job
    (b) his family is not being threatened so as to force him into false confession.

    Really big differences.

    • Replies: @Beefcake the Mighty
    , @Anon
  201. @Skeptikal

    “an 85 year old woman ….. in her nineties”?

  202. Dale says:
    @WayBeyondTheRim...

    I agree. Anyone watching her testimony would never believe her, especially now that many points of her story are becoming clearer. He’s awful, but she is lying. Who’s worse?

  203. Dale says:
    @David William Pear

    I’m glad I had a chance to read this. Kavanaugh is a tool. Unfortunately, socialism retards growth of a society, so I take your analysis with a grain of salt.

  204. Dale says:
    @David William Pear

    Thank you! Ending “overseas adventures” (AKA wars) is my main goal. Devolving powers to the local level and abolishing Mordor on the Potomac (AKA DC) is the only path. Let the socialists in California turn it into Venezuela, leave the rest of us alone!!!

  205. @The Alarmist

    It “may not nave been perjury,” but listening to Bart – sorry, Brett – get interrogated about his disgraceful yearbook (where exactly were the adults at Georgetown Prep back then, anyhow? was the yearbook faculty advisor coked out of his mind? Oh, that’s right – he was probably a Jesuit, which explains *everything.*) by those raving hypocrites was educational.

    Bart sat there and said Renate and the 18 guys who wrote that they were her alumni were all just her friends.Had the deepest respect for her, see? Boofing is just farting. Devil’s Triangle, just a drinking game. (what exactly are the rules to that one, Bart? I’d like to to learn to play..)

    Sure, Bart. Sure. I’m pretty sure Ford is a liar (afraid to fly? sure.) but we all know you are, too.

    And all of this over a guy who is just reaping karma’s wind for what he did to that leacherous perjurer Bill Clinton. Politics of personal destruction. What goes around, comes around, and around, and around..

    Welcoming to the Vortex. We’re all reaping the whirlwind of the chaff we’ve sown.

    All of this over a guy who has voted with Merrick Garland 90% of the time. We the American People are being taken for a ride.

    Look at Lindsey Grahm’s big s**t eating grin. Mrs. Grahm just fooled us all with his play acted rage.

    Welcome to the Babylonian merry go round. The Devil’s pantomime. Those sociopaths in DC are playing us, and hard, just like they always do. And we fall for their lies every. single. time.

    • Replies: @Anon
  206. @Skeptikal

    You, I suspect, have a cosseted, romantic view of life, probably born of too many old Hollywood movies (where the judges are invariably avuncular white-haired men). I contend that judges need not be any more moral or wise than any other highly skilled technician. e.g. a motor mechanic.

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
  207. David William Pear, did’nt hear him about the Clinton mail issue. This is a setup to bring Kav down.

  208. Curle says:
    @David William Pear

    Not with you re: Kav but I’m 100% with you on this:

    “as Orwell said so well….control the past, and control the future. I would add that controlling the past also controls the present. The truth about history is the best way to judge the truth about the present”

    Are you prepared to apply that standard to the history of the War to Centralize Power and Facilitate Empire aka the Civil War?

    • Replies: @Beefcake the Mighty
  209. Deschutes says:
    @peterAUS

    No, it doesn’t make sense. Your position is exactly what I mean by a false dichotomy, or duopoly of ‘liberal vs. conservative’. You only can see through this dichotomy filter, and no other way. You cannot objectively see issues for themselves; you only run with your conservative team. This is very faulty logic, a type of sheep or herd mentality.

    I think this dichotomy illusion is the deliberate result of corporate government brainwashing, to keep the public from seeing political issues in and of themselves, that effect everybody. The government would much rather have liberals and conservatives hating and attacking each other, rather than going after the actual source of their problems which is the corporate-government plutocracy.

    Divide and conquer. And it conquered you.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  210. Deschutes says:
    @niteranger

    You made the wrong presumption that I was an Obama supporter. I wasn’t. I never liked him from the moment he announced is campaign for the presidency in 2007 or so. I knew he was a sleazy, dishonest career politician in the same vein as Clinton. “Mr Change we can believe in” turned out to be “Mr Same”: more ‘war on terror’, more giveaways to the corporate class, more TARP, and zero prosecutions of the Wall St elite at JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, Wells Fargo, AIG etc who crashed the stock market in 2008. Instead of prosecuting these scoundrels, they got a multi-billion dollar bailout!

    It’s important to not get sucked into the democrat vs. republican duopoly. Like Chomsky once said: “there is really only one political party in the USA: the business party. The dems and republicans are two sides of that same coin”.

  211. CalDre says:
    @the grand wazoo

    It’s not just a car, there is lots of evidence that Foster had a bullet wound to his neck, which Kavanaugh knew about and covered up. See https://www.yahoo.com/news/sinister-battle-brett-kavanaugh-over-202425923.html

    Leftists, of course, don’t follow the “believe the accuser or you are evil” mandate except when someone they hate is accused, and they really really loved the serial rapist Bill Clinton and his enabler Hillary, hence, to believe this is to be a “right wing conspiracy nut”. So to summarize: if you don’t believe a Leftist accusing a Rightist, you are evil; if you believe a Rightist accusing a Leftist, you are a rightwing conspirach nutjob. Any questions?

    • Replies: @Anon
  212. CalDre says:
    @renfro

    I wont put a pox on Ford

    Of course not, in our matriarchy it is forbidden for cucks to question a woman, for she is sugar and spice. Of course, men must be questioned, and ridiculed, as they are snails and tails, and, frankly, it’s a wonder we put up with them at all.

    I’m so ashamed of the “men” in America …

    • Replies: @renfro
  213. CalDre says:
    @redmudhooch

    As a lawyer you do your client’s bidding. That’s just how it works.

    Now he could have been a “hero” and resigned from the Bush Administration. But it was the job of the Supreme Court to strike the Patriot ACT down. But guess what? It didn’t. Those freedom- and liberty-loving Liberals didn’t think it worthy to strike down.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  214. CalDre says:
    @renfro

    I’m going to waste 2 minutes on you.

    And I’ll waste 2 minutes on you.

    It’s not a question of whether Kavanaugh knew after the fact how the documents were obtained, it’s a question of whether he knew at the time he received them. Duhhhhhhhhhhh!

    Also Miranda has completely denied he obtained the documents illegally (there was no hacking, the Democrats failed to secure them properly), and he went on to write that these documents should have been made public anyway, but never were (because of the Democrats being corrupt to the core). https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2018/september/a-nation-of-criminals-you-have-the-right-to-remain-innocent . See also https://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Manny_Miranda#Scandal

    He was never prosecuted. I can’t find any proof he was arrested, evidence please. He was only recommneded for investigation by the Sergeant at Arms AFAICT.

    Your comment sounds like your information comes from a bubble gum wrapper.

    Your comment sounds like a talking point from the rabid Left.

    • Replies: @renfro
  215. Deschutes says:
    @redmudhooch

    Thank you. One of the best posts on this thread. Kavanaugh is in cahoots with the war criminal GW Bush regime, John Yoo (Mr Guantanamo and indefinite detention), Bolton, Cheney, Pompeo, Gina Haspel, Wolfowitz, etc.

    This is serious shit: GW Bush regime, John Yoo and Kavanaugh threw out habeas corpus as a central tenet of American law: we now have prisoners rotting in Guantanamo since 2003! Think about that: habeas corpus had been a cornerstone of American law–until assholes like Kavanaugh, GW Bush, Cheney and Yoo decided to overturn it! If you blindly support Kavanaugh because you consider yourself ‘conservative’ or a ‘Trump’ MEGA supporter and don’t bother to read more deeply into the implications of this vile group of criminals and the historic and extreme damage they have wrought to the American way of life since 2001, you need your fucking head examined.

    • Replies: @Precious
  216. Anonymous[333] • Disclaimer says:

    In the spirit of the times, which requires no evidence to corroborate allegations, I say off with David William Pear’s head. We’ll think of a reason later.

    As to Kavanaugh, if the Dems had any substantive facts to challenge him on policy, the public record, legal competence, demeanor, honesty, etc. they should have used them, though they would have lost on what seems to be de rigor partisan votes these days. Instead they chose to play the last second hysterical “me too” card, for which they had zero corroborative evidence. It was just low down character assassination to prevent a judicial appointment at all costs.

    I’m a liberal Democrat and even I saw through their charade. We don’t WIN by assuming the identity and tactics of those we condemn. Unfortunately, that is ALL we do to try to beat the Republicans now. We bitch about them and then emulate them in a pathetic attempt to sway the public. Slick Willy was just a reincarnation of Tricky Dick. Obama was every bit a “bait and switch” guy as Dubya ever was (though both liked nation destruction much more than “nation building”).

    So, cry me a river over how dishonest and criminal Kavanaugh has been since his days in parochial school– which you can’t prove, because you would have if you could. You’ve come full circle: you now embrace the politics of personal destruction which, I’m sure, you loathed when directed at the Clintons. I shudder to think how much further American politics and politicians can burrow into the muck. We make an absolute disgrace of ourselves in the eyes of the world, challenged only by the Brits in their shameless mendacity.

  217. Anonymous[333] • Disclaimer says:
    @siamdave

    Yep, lifelong liberal Democrat here. Will not vote for them again till they stop playing dirty and co-opting Republican policy and tactics. Since I am in my 70′s, that may be never again.

  218. WhiteWolf says:
    @steinbergfeldwtizcohen

    I think it’s fair to say there’s not much left of the US to destroy. This SC nomination spectacle or the equally absurd Russian collusion spectacle are just like onboard entertainment on the Titanic.

  219. Anonymous[128] • Disclaimer says:

    “Emails released as part of these hearings show that these files were regularly shared with Kavanaugh while he was on the White House staff. One of the emails had the subject line “spying.” Was Judge Kavanaugh being truthful with the committee?”

    “regularly shared with Kavanaugh”. Was he given a copy of these e-mails, and is that what the e-mails showed? Was he saying that he did not read e-mails CC’d to him? Did anyone ask him that question?

    If he received copies of these e-mails, and the e-mails showed he was sent copies, this is pretty damning.

  220. anastasia says:

    Miguel Rodriguez, who was a US attorney on the Starr Team wanted to investigate the Vince Foster case to determine if he was murdered. He had evidence that led him to believe that it was, and he wanted to dig further. Starr would not allow the investigation. He was forced to stop. He quit, and wrote a letter showing he was blocked from investigating. The letter was detailed and specific how he was stopped from investigating the case for murder. Kavanaugh took over, and tried to smear a witness who did not support the suicide conclusion. Clearly, Kavanaugh knows how to play ball, even if it means that justice will not be accomplished as it concerns Foster’s death. Foster was a decent person, and his character was besmirched with the suicide determination. After learning what he did on that case, and to that witness, no way will Kavanaugh oveturn Roe v. Wade. He even cited Justice Kennedy’s decision in regard to homosexual marriages which stated, “the days of treating homoseaxuals and lesbians as second class citizens is OVER.” The left has nothing to worry about with this guy. Nothing at all. A maverick, he isn’t. A deep state toady he is.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Anon
  221. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @David William Pear

    Sorry to quote myself (#16), but after reading nearly 200 comments I am more convinced that “people who can be herded into sympathy for either Dr. Ford or Judge Kavanaugh are pathetic.”

    If you continue to engage commenters (again, thanks for that), then please reflect on the last three paragraphs of your essay. They indicate gullibility and lack the thoroughness informing your main point. And the “keep digging” — as opposed to urging a no vote — has discredited you in the eyes of some good Unz Review commenters.

    You still sound to me like a principled person. Why would you feel compelled to take the Blue side in this episode of the Puppet Show?

    • Replies: @renfro
  222. So, if Kavanaugh is proven to be a colossal sack of fermenting fecal matter?

    How does that differentiate him from the rest of the political establishment, Wall street vampires, Arlington psychopaths, presstitutes and Hollywood tapeworms?

    It’s theatre for the proll’s I tell you.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  223. @Curle

    Of course he isn’t. There are honest and intelligent leftists, but there is no such thing as an honest liberal.

    • Replies: @Authenticjazzman
  224. @Wizard of Oz

    These are valid points, but the similarities of mindset between liberals and Bolsheviks is impossible to miss (probably not surprising given the common pedigree). In particular, protestations of innocence are taken to mean evidence of guilt.

    BTW, there are probably good reasons to oppose Kavanaugh, given his connections to Bush’s national security state apparatus, but the attempt by liberals to institute accusation alone as a means of judgment has to be resolutely opposed. (We can now infer the meaning of Weinstein: he was the patsy that served as the foundation of the current moral panic. The casting couch has been part of Hollywood since the beginning and he was in no way unique. But he now serves as the permanent regime’s Goldstein, to be weaponized by liberals against their enemies.)

  225. Skeptikal says:
    @Henry's Cat

    “You, I suspect, have a cosseted, romantic view of life, probably born of too many old Hollywood movies (where the judges are invariably avuncular white-haired men).”

    You, I suspect, are an insufferable bore, with your droning about “cosseted romantic.”
    It is incredible how many commenters at RU make ludicrous assumptions about other people in order to buttress their opinions. Which, BTW, is a total contradiction regarding the “motor mechanic” view of decision making.

    Mr. Cat, you need to try a bit of the “motor mechanic” mode yourself.
    Totally inconsistent. Just like a woman.

    • Replies: @Henry's Cat
  226. @Skeptikal

    ” She was a vibrant, beautiful, serious woman, who worked unbelievably hard as a full time attorney”

    Yeah she “worked unbelievably hard” to implement the “Frankfurter Schule”, and the installation of marxist mind-set into the hapless naive american peoples who, in tune with their adopted from germany authority worshiping propensity, were inclined to believe her BS as an attorney and a judge must know what is right for the helpless, clueless peasants.

    Authenticjazzman “Mensa” qualified since 1973, airborne trained uS Army vet, and pro jazz artisit.

  227. @Beefcake the Mighty

    ” There are honest and intelligent liberals”

    Nonsense. The leftist mind-set which is based in the worship of the concepts of Karl Marx, automatically excludes genuine “intelligence” which can be reduced down to the attribute of Wisdom. and this explains why there are so many leftist “Mensa” members ; they are indeed endowed with a certain aspect of “Intelligence” however they are lacking any “Wisdom” whatsoever.

    “There is no such thing as an honest liberal” My brother, a hard-core liberal residing in Ann Arbor, is honest to the bone, he, I hate to say it, however is apparently lacking the “Wisdom” to see through the lies and double-standards of liberalism.

    AJM

    • Replies: @Beefcake the Mighty
  228. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @CalDre

    “As a lawyer you do your client’s bidding. That’s just how it works.”

    Your rationalizations seem questionable.

    1. So, Mr. Kavanaugh as a “lawyer” had President Bush (Cheney) as a “client” to whom he owed a duty of zealous advocacy, notwithstanding that each was being paid by taxpayers to act in accordance with an oath to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic?

    2. And you now expect the same man to honor the same oath as a Justice of the Supreme Court?

    I am afraid that many here have been, once again, divided & conquered. Our rulers, both Red & Blue, will continue attending each others’ weddings, etc., while gulled Americans are proud to see their kids’ names go up on green signs next to potholed roads.

    It isn’t raining. They’re pissing on you.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @CalDre
    , @Anon
  229. J1234 says:
    @renfro

    You must prove intent for there to be a crime. I know that means nothing to you when Kavanaugh is being accused, but trust me, if you’re ever accused of something, it will. Sorry, your cousins have nothing to do with anything.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @renfro
    , @interesting
    , @Marat
  230. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @anonymous

    You’re not a lawyer. So don’t pontificate about something of which you know nothing Cal Dre’s right.

    • Replies: @anonymous
  231. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @anastasia

    Attorneys don’t investigate murders. The city and park police fbi and medical examiner determined the death was a suicide. If there was suspicion it was a birder more investigators such as retired police should have been hired. FBI agents aren’t experienced murder investigators you know because unless they can find a RICO connection murder and suspicious deaths are state crimes and investigated by city and county police.

    The medical examiner and local police determined it was a suicide. And whatever happened with the Foster case, it has absolutely nothing to do with Feinstein’s false accusations against Kavanaugh.

    The end.

    • Replies: @CalDre
  232. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @J1234

    Maybe his cousins can refer him to a good defense lawyer

  233. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @anastasia

    Foster was a hard core Clinton operative for 20 years. He probably met up with the same kind of illegal alien felon who killed Chandra Levy.

    Or more probably, it was one of DC areas millions of black common criminal thugs. DC area has one of the highest crime rates in the country due to its high black population. The black population was a lot higher when Foster was killed than it is now.

  234. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @CalDre

    The medical examiner determined Fosters wounds proved it was a suicide.

    Your beef is with the medical examiner, not Kavanaugh.

    • Replies: @CalDre
  235. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @fitzhamilton

    Do you expect some pro White conservative* Supreme Court judge to reverse the damage that’s been done to Whites since 1956. Never happen.

    * conservative anti abortion anti worker pro cheap labor immigrants fools.

    • Replies: @fitzhamilton
  236. @WorkingClass

    I don’t like Kavanaugh either.

    Mr. Pear’s allegations aside (because I don’t know this history) I have nothing against the guy myself. I have one major reason that I’m glad he’s getting (or supposed to be getting) confirmed today:

    I believe the words of the immigration patriots at VDare.com, and per Washington Watcher (not his real name), Kavanaugh is the best candidate in this respect. That is not just important, but THE MOST IMPORTANT reason we need the guy on the Supreme Court.

    I can agree with most of the issues that Mr. Pear brought up here (in his comments rather than his post) – the USSA Police State, Neocon military interventionalism, etc. However, if the immigration invasion continues much longer all those arguments will be MOOT. We are importing 10′s of millions of people who DON’T CARE about the US Constitution and rule-of-law. They are from the 3rd world, we will be the 3rd world, and 3rd world people don’t form committees on “Redress of Grievances”!

  237. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    You’re not an American. White men in Australia are not yet under attack by Jews.

    But the foremost destructive Jewish organization ADL has established a branch in Australia. They’ve all ready taken over the Aborigine movement just as they took over the American black movement back in 1910.

    Just wait, it will happen in Australia.

    I’m an American White who was targeted by Jewish leftists just because I’m White hetrosexual married parent a normal person.
    So yes, I do identify with heterosexual normal Whites attacked by Jews because it happened to me. And it’s happened to all American Whites, especially men both collectively and individually for the last 70 years.

    Whites saw what Feinstein and the Jewish lawyers were doing to Kavanaugh.
    It was Jews vs White goyim . This time the goy won.

    That’s all

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  238. anonymous[114] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    Appeal to (assumed) authority.

    I’m right, lawyer or not. If you disagree, please answer my two questions.

  239. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jeff Stryker

    You’re probably the youngest commenter on this site. The rest went to college before the birth control pill when fraternities had house mothers and sororities had 11 pm curfews and expelled members who got a “bad reputation “ as it was called. And girls weren’t allowed to wear pants or shorts on campus.

  240. @Authenticjazzman

    Hey authentic sack of shit, why did you misquote me? Isn’t copy-and-paste a prerequisite for Mensa? I think even today’s Army has higher standards, I guess the 70’s were different.

    • Replies: @Authenticjazzman
  241. @Anon

    I have often laughed at Australian wannabe SJWs trying to make of Australia’s comparatively tiny Aboriginal problem the same sort of big deal that America’s African-American problem is but I have never thought of those rather pathetic creatures as notably Jewish. This is so despite the prominence of Jewish lawyers in some landmark cases that, most notably, overturned the traditional terra nullius doctrine on which Australian land title had been based in the sense that Crown grants became the foundation for all freehold titles.

    • Replies: @Anon
  242. @Skeptikal

    Quick to anger, aren’t you? That alone should disqualify you from judging who would make a suitable judge.

  243. renfro says:
    @CalDre

    The Christian Broadcasting Networking is your source on innocence in law ? Why am I not surprised.

    ”Today on the 700 Club, we’ll hear from renowned Regent University Law Professor James Duane, a former defense attorney, and the author of the book, “You Have the Right to Remain Innocent.”

    And from your own second link dumbo:

    ”Some of the surreptitiously taken memos were also published by the right-wing Coalition for a Fair Judiciary (CFJ), and some of the pages that were initially posted by CFJ included electronic file stamps mentioning Miranda by name but after he initially denied he was the source of the memos the file stamps were redacted and re-posted by CFJ.[23] In response to the fact that Democratic Senators’ confidential staff files were obviously improperly accessed for the Wall Street Journal’s editorials attacking the Democrats, the Capitol Police were called to seize the Senate Judiciary Committee’s computer servers, and the United States Senate Sergeant at Arms commenced a forensic investigation into what became known as “Memogate.” Miranda resigned in disgrace from Senator Frist’s staff, and the politically independent Sergeant at Arms issued a report detailing Miranda’s dishonest actions in taking files that did not belong to him and urged that the case be referred for a criminal investigation into violations of 18 U.S.C. 1001 (lying to federal law enforcement) and various federal computer crimes.[24]

    The Bush Administration chose not to prosecute Miranda.

    Once the evidence was indisputable, Miranda admitted he had taken the private memos to Democratic Senators, draft documents, and saved e-mails, but he asserted, among other rationales, “My parents never taught me not to read other people’s mail. They always read my mail.”

    Yep , asserting that his parents never taught him not to read other people’s mails is another bubble gum wrapper axiom of the IQ deficient.

    • Replies: @CalDre
    , @Anon
  244. pennydrop says:
    @Deschutes

    “Unless you love the idea of living in a corporate-government military police state …” where you been, man? Obama was totally ok with this. Helped it along. He cemented the slide into total government-corporate control and the police-surveillance state that W and 9/11 did so much to advance. Or is it ok if the corporations are named Amazon and Google and support Dems? Is it ok if the wars are conducted covertly by a nice sounding black man with a big smile? If your check the facts you’ll see Obama wasn’t into peace, either, he just liked his wars a little more on the down low. I respect an anti-war stance but that was not what you were going to get from Her. Or the Dems in general. Have you seen the Syrian war cheerleading on CNN? Like some of the other commenters, I used to be a liberal Democrat. I’m still anti-war and against the collusion of government and corporations and against the surveillance-police state – but – may never vote for another Democrat in this lifetime. Have you noticed how they went all-in with the intelligence agencies? Police state? It’s already here. But I don’t think the lefties care if there is a police state – as long as it is their police state. The recent shite-show demonstrated that Dems are willing to throw out innocent until proven guilty. It’s all about power and it ain’t about preventing some pretend future of fascism. The fascists are already here, and they are on the left.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
    , @Deschutes
    , @Marat
  245. @Beefcake the Mighty

    Look guy I mistyped and I meant to post exactly your original wording of “There are honest and intelligent leftists”, so there is no reason for your acrimoneous flipout.

    AJM

  246. cassandra says:
    @Anonymous

    I’m in the habit of ducking (formerly googling, now duck-duck) news items that interest me to find alternative and/or dissenting coverage of what I’m reading, and The Real News came up a lot, so I’ve been an admirer this operation of Paul Jay’s for at least a decade. I’m actually more than a little curious about how you’ve managed to avoid hearing about him.

    IMHO, TRN is one of the few liberal sites that have maintained worthwhile coverage in the midst of the nearly ubiquitous Trump derangement syndrome. I think you should reconsider your opinion; you might be dismissing something that you’d find interesting on closer inspection.

  247. renfro says:
    @anonymous

    You still sound to me like a principled person. Why would you feel compelled to take the Blue side in this episode of the Puppet Show?

    Well there you have the question and answer to 90% of the comments here—taking the side of the red or blue. Instead of applying objective judgment on the question of non partisanship and character suitability for the highest court in the land. Reap what you sow sheeple.

    https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/herd-of-sheep-blocking-road-near-milford-sound-south-island-new-picture-id588750731

    • Replies: @Anon
  248. renfro says:
    @J1234

    You must prove intent for there to be a crime. I know that means nothing to you when Kavanaugh is being accused, but trust me, if you’re ever accused of something, it will. Sorry, your cousins have nothing to do with anything.

    Ah….so there we have it…..you’ve been accused of something and it sticks in your craw and hence your blind defense of Kavanaugh.

  249. cassandra says:
    @David William Pear

    Kudos for you for reporting some issues that actually should be discussed in the hearing, and bringing them to the fore. It’s past time that these issues should have been reported.

    It’s remarkable that after all the public time and energy spent, the relation between Ford and Kavanagh as opaque as Ford’s competency to hold the SCOTUS position. Being more sensitive than many to propaganda methods, I regard the “sex scandal” as a smokescreen to hide his background from the public. You’ve shown pretty much that he’s another swamp creature. His level of malfeasance has been covered up successfully as some sort of Kabuki distraction.

    Democratic opposition to Kavanagh by engineered character assassination is acceptable to the establishment, both right and left. Democratic opposition based on investigation of actual malfeasance, which might unearth the embarrassing details you’ve reported, is something of a nuclear option that might lead to dangerously uncontrollable revelations.

    Thanks much for your investigation.

    • Agree: renfro
  250. peterAUS says:
    @Deschutes

    Let’s put it this way:
    While, perhaps, your heart is in the right place, your brain isn’t.

    That’s assuming you are aware of the concept and importance of race and gender in this game.
    Something in your posts tells me you aren’t, though. Like, for example “…..actual source of their problems which is the corporate-government plutocracy.”
    Would be nice but it’s not that simple I am afraid. Goes much deeper. Into dark places nice people don’t like taking a look into.

    Good.

    • Replies: @Deschutes
  251. CalDre says:
    @Anon

    Attorneys don’t investigate murders.

    Wow, the amount of stupidity in comment boards is endless. Hint 1: prosecutors are attorneys. Hint 2: Kavanaugh was a prosecutor. Fact 1: Kavanaugh was investigating the murder of Foster.

    The medical examiner and local police determined it was a suicide.

    Well gee that’s dispositive. Why do we even bother with trials? Let the medical examiner and local police decide. By the way, do you know their political connections to the White House and Deep State? Do you know what they said about Foster’s neck wound?

    Oh, wait, Starr was investigating the death when Kavanaugh covered up the murder, golleee gee!

    Read Ambrose’s article, he makes it clear enough that even your challenged mind might comprehend it. https://www.yahoo.com/news/sinister-battle-brett-kavanaugh-over-202425923.html Particularly about Patrick Knowlton, Miquel Rodriguez’s resignation letter, and the 20-page “attachment” to the Starr Report by Mr. Knowlton, approved by the DC Circuit Court.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Anon
  252. peterAUS says:
    @Old Smokey

    A fair question. I’ll try.

    In a normal world the guy should be in prison. Unfortunately, we don’t live in that world and it’s getting worse.

    We, somehow, got ourselves in the situation where we have to choose, fundamentally, between eating 800 grams or 1000 grams of shit. It boils down to just how much shit we must consume. A gram less works……

    In this particular case people for “800 grams” are simply against the method used by the “1000 grams”.
    Not for the person but against the method.
    Should that method get traction all white heterosexual males will be even in a more vulnerable position than they (we..) are now. More shit.

    The real issues are actually quite simple:
    How come we got ourselves in this position?
    And the really important….how can we get out of it?

    • Replies: @Anon
  253. CalDre says:
    @Anon

    Right, the medical examiner did not mention the gunshot hole in Foster’s neck, to which numerous other people, including Ambrose, have referred.

    But I should just believe the medical examiner like a gullible fool because you do. Got it. Next time I want to form an opinion, I’ll check with you first.

    • Replies: @Anon
  254. peterAUS says:
    @pennydrop

    ….I don’t think the lefties care if there is a police state – as long as it is their police state.

    Definitely.

    …Dems are willing to throw out innocent until proven guilty. It’s all about power…

    Yup.

    We are in position to choose between authoritarian type society ruled either by greedy or insane.
    I prefer greedy.
    They’ll, at least, leave me alone while in my shack. Insane won’t leave me alone even in my head.

    Nice, a?

  255. CalDre says:
    @anonymous

    1. A lawyer serves his client up to the point of having a good faith argument for why the lawyer’s position is legal. A good faith argument he did indeed have, since the whole thing was approved by Congress and virtually all of it by the Supreme Court. As a general matter, lawyers have quite different opinions of their own than that of their clients. But when engaged, a lawyer represents his client, not himself. Since you seem to be quite ignorant about lawyers, I will make an example: if you want a painter to paint your house purple, he will do so, it does not mean he agrees it is a nice color for the house. Capiche?

    Your “paid by taxpayers” canard is just idiotic. He was paid by taxpayers to represent Bush, not the taxpayers. Again, as you are not informed at all in this area, by analogy, if the White House cook cooks a meal for Bush, although paid by the taxpayers, he cooks what Bush wants to eat, not what the taxpayers want to eat. Capiche?

    2. I have no idea whether he will honor that oath or not, but what I do know is what he did in representing Bush is a completely different issue. While working for Bush his objective was to do what Bush wanted as long as their existed a good faith argument under the law for it. While working on the Supreme Court his objective will be to interpret the Constitution. Very different jobs.

    It isn’t raining. They’re pissing on you.

    Nobody’s pissing on me, maybe on you – in which case, why not shut your mouth?

    I don’t like Kavanaugh for reasons not having to do with clear lies by Ford, Pear’s evidence-free hit piece, or your profoundly ignorant understanding of an attorney’s role. But I also realize nobody better will make it on the Supreme Court until the whole rotten system is drained, and that we are light years away from that happening.

    • Replies: @renfro
    , @Anon
  256. @David William Pear

    It was a terrific article, and great replies in the comment section. As for me, I would favor a benevolent dictator.

    Gaddafi was right – democracy is a sham:

    https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-libya-gaddafi/gaddafi-says-democracy-treats-people-like-donkeys-idUKL084115920071008

  257. CalDre says:
    @renfro

    The Christian Broadcasting Networking is your source on innocence in law

    It was my source for what Miranda said recently as they interviewed him. Are you denying Miranda said that, or just being a fucking miserable Libtard asshole?

    So you are walking back your lie that Miranda was arrested? But too cowardly to admit it? LOL.

    And not a single sentence, word or letter of what you quoted from Wikipedia proves, in the slightest, that Kavanaugh knew, at the time he received the documents, that Miranda had gotten them from a shared server in which they had not been protected but without permission. Again, your false accusation fails miserably.

    When it comes to IQ deficiency, you really have no room to speak. But, if someone leaves a document lying out in the open for you to read, you may just read it too. Lots of people do. No it’s not “ethical” but nonetheless it’s not really criminal either. Which is why Miranda wasn’t prosecuted. Not that your subpar IQ could comprehend such a thing.

    • Replies: @renfro
  258. renfro says:
    @CalDre

    I’m so ashamed of the “men” in America …

    I am neither threatened by nor in fear of women, I am quite confident in my own manliness and ability……..but for some reason you haven’t disclosed, you are.
    I am more ashamed of all the men who are suddenly in fear and loathing of every thing and everyone…they act more like caterwauling women than caterwauling women.

    Act like a man for gawds sake and quit your whining.

    • Replies: @CalDre
  259. Agent76 says:
    @krollchem

    Thank you and I have another reason for concern and many others as well.

    The U.S. Supreme Court: Architects of the American Police State

    The Fourth Amendment is being inexorably bled to death. The latest wound, in which a unanimous Supreme Court determined that police officers may use drug-sniffing dogs to conduct warrantless searches of cars during routine traffic stops, comes on the heels of recent decisions by the Court that give police power to taser defenseless motorists, strip search non-violent suspects, and break down people’s front doors without evidence that they have done anything wrong. If this trend continues, John Whitehead warns in this week’s vodcast, the Supreme Court might just take the Fourth Amendment down for the count.

  260. billAsh says:

    If any of that were true the Dems would have used it.

  261. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @CalDre

    The experienced skilled medical examiner, not non medical people with no knowledge of wounds throughly examined the body in a well equipped morgue.

    The people you mentioned had brief glimpses of the wound they thought they saw. None were medical examiners.

    Maybe the clintons bribed threatened and extorted the medical examiner into making a false report.

    But that doesn’t change the fact that the medical examiners reports determine murder or suicide.

    Go after the medical examiner if you want. But don’t rely on brief glimpses by non medical people.

    Your beef is with the medical examiner, not me or Kavanaugh or any other government lawyer.

    • Replies: @CalDre
  262. Precious says:
    @Deschutes

    Kavanaugh is in cahoots with the war criminal GW Bush regime…This is serious shit…Kavanaugh threw out habeas corpus …prisoners rotting in Guantanamo…habeas corpus…assholes like Kavanaugh…blindly support Kavanaugh…implications of this vile group of criminals…historic and extreme damage…to the American way of life…you need your fucking head examined

    Slow down, take a deep breath. Relax. Just breathe.

    Who made sure Bush’s brother and Crooked Hillary didn’t get elected President in 2016? That’s right Deschutes, it was Donald Trump.

    Who made sure Kavanaugh just got a very hard lesson on why we have due process? That’s right Deschutes, it was Donald Trump.

    The plan is to use the lesser vile war criminals to take out the greater vile war criminals. This gives the lesser vile an opportunity to redeem themselves. Redemption and atonement is part of the American story.

  263. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @peterAUS

    Please explain why Kavanaugh should be in prison? Maybe he, a lifelong Republican bribed the medical examiner to declare Foster a suicide

    Foster was a long time Clinton operative remember. So why should the Republican Kavanaugh want to cover up his alleged murder?

  264. Agent76 says:
    @krollchem

    May 6, 2016 How Much Liberty Do Americans Have Left?

    This post explains the liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights – the first 10 amendments to the United States Constitution – and provides a scorecard on the extent of the loss of each right.

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/how-much-liberty-do-americans-have-left/5524450

  265. renfro says:

    Retired Supreme Court Justice: Kavanaugh does not belong on high court

    BOCA RATON —
    Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens on Thursday said that high court nominee Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, who Stevens once lauded in one of his books, does not belong on the Supreme Court.

    Speaking to a crowd of retirees in Boca Raton, Stevens, 98, said Kavanaugh’s performance during a recent Senate confirmation hearing suggested that he lacks the temperament for the job.

    Stevens, a lifelong Republican who is known for falling on the liberal side of several judicial rulings, praised Kavanaugh and one of his rulings on a political contribution case in the 2014 book “Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution.”

    “At that time, I thought (Kavanaugh) had the qualifications for the Supreme Court should he be selected,” Stevens said. “I’ve changed my views for reasons that have no relationship to his intellectual ability … I feel his performance in the hearings ultimately changed my mind.”

    Commentators, Stevens said, have argued that Kavanaugh’s blistering testimony during a Sept. 27 hearing on sexual misconduct allegations demonstrated a potential for political bias should he serve on the Supreme Court.

    “I think there’s merit to that criticism and I think the senators should really pay attention that,” Stevens said at a closed event hosted by retirement group, The Institute for Learning in Retirement.

    Stevens, who retired in 2010 after 35 years on the bench, stands as one of the longest-serving justices in history. Nominated by President Gerald Ford, Stevens was unanimously confirmed by the Senate.

    Stevens decried the partisan politics that have shrouded the judiciary branch in recent years.

    Stevens said political leaders and the court have failed to repair the nation’s confidence in the judicial branch’s separation from the president and the Legislature.

    “I think it’s worse, I regret to say it,” he said.”

    • Replies: @David William Pear
  266. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @CalDre

    District attorneys and prosecutors don’t investigate murders or anything else. County DA offices have investigators who work with city police in investigation if crimes. After the city detectives and DA investigators believe they have enough evidence they bring the case to the prosecutor. The prosecutor often tells them to back and investigate further but the prosecutors don’t investigate

    Same with state and federal prosecutors. They don’t investigate crimes. State police investigators and FBI and federal investigators do the investigation not the prosecutors

    Law & Order writers know more about the process than you do.

    • Replies: @CalDre
  267. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @renfro

    So we’re not supposed to believe Feinstein and Ford but are supposed to believe this ultra liberal Pear character?

    The main thing I have against all liberals is that they are anti White. Since I’m White I am anti liberal.

    • Replies: @renfro
  268. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @renfro

    So Miranda did something bad to Democrats? Good. I don’t like Republicans at all. But the battle cry of the Democrats is kill all the hetero Whites. They hate me. I hate them.

    Good for Miranda whatever he did. Too bad he didn’t actually harm them.

  269. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    Go to the Australian ADL website and read it.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  270. CalDre says:
    @renfro

    I hardly need a pussy like you to tell me to man up. Cucks like you disgust me. Even the Liberal femi-”men” are tougher than you – https://twitter.com/DevinSenaUI/status/1047478113544888321

    • Replies: @renfro
  271. CalDre says:
    @Anon

    The experienced skilled medical examiner

    What do you know about the medical examiner’s experience, skill, competency, honesty or integrity? Absolutely nothing? I thought so. So now you are fabricating “evidence” to support your conclusion, figures.

    The people you mentioned had brief glimpses of the wound they thought they saw.

    No, they plainly didn’t – one was a first responder who quite clearly saw the wound, Ambrose himself saw it in a picture. Again fabricating evidence/lies to support your agenda.

    the medical examiners reports determine murder or suicide

    Right, because a medical examiner has never made a mistake, nor has a medical examiner’s initial conclusion ever been reversed, nor has anyone ever been successfully prosecuted for murder where the ME’s cause of death was not homicide. LOL, you’re killing me. Talk about appeal to authority! A very egregious logical fallacy.

    Your beef is with the medical examiner, not me or Kavanaugh or any other government lawyer.

    Your beef is with truth and your love is for fabrication, that much is obvious from the manure you’ve spread on this board. As for me, I can have a beef with multiple people in a cover-up. I certainly don’t have any beef with you, for the very simple reason, that your opinion, like mine, doesn’t matter at all (well, my opinion matters to me, and presumably yours to you) in the scheme of things. Nobody’s going to jail for Foster’s death, we can agree on that!

  272. CalDre says:
    @Anon

    District attorneys and prosecutors don’t investigate murders or anything else.

    You don’t know anything about anything. But I’ll give you an easy chance to wipe gallons of egg off your face: How many depositions did the Starr inquiry conduct? And what was the purpose of those depositions?

    After the city detectives and DA investigators believe they have enough evidence they bring the case to the prosecutor

    In addition to being clueless about how prosecutors work, you are even more clueless about how special prosecutors work. Who appointed Star to be special counsel? Hint: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Starr#Appointment

    Same with state and federal prosecutors. They don’t investigate crimes.

    My God are you ignorant or lying. Here, look: two sections on Star’s investigation of the Foster murder! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Starr#Investigation_of_the_death_of_Vince_Foster and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vince_Foster#Subsequent_investigations

    OK, you’re blocked, you’re not worth a single second of response, in fact I’m mad I responded so far

    • Replies: @renfro
    , @renfro
    , @renfro
    , @Anon
    , @Anon
  273. MEH 0910 says:

  274. I think that Sen. Collins makes the case. Though, I winced at a couple of points —

    all in all admirable response.

  275. renfro says:
    @CalDre

    When it comes to IQ deficiency, you really have no room to speak. But, if someone leaves a document lying out in the open for you to read, you may just read it too. Lots of people do. No it’s not “ethical” but nonetheless it’s not really criminal either. Which is why Miranda wasn’t prosecuted.
    …. that Miranda had gotten them from a shared server in which they had not been protected.

    Oh gawd, you are doubling down on your stupidity.

    The ‘papers’ weren’t laying around idiot, Miranda hacked them from the Dems emails. that were password protected.

    So you are walking back your lie that Miranda was arrested? But too cowardly to admit it?

    I’ll revise it to be more accurate. Miranda ‘was detained and questioned’ and then admitted to the hacking.

    Its too bad it was just a hearing and not a trial, if it had been in front of a jury it would have been a slam drunk guilty for Kavanaugh.
    Leahy stripped him bare as the prevaricator he is with some solid prosecutorial questioning .happening here

    Using SCOTUS reporter Jessica Mason Pieklo’s Twitter thread covering the Senate Judiciary Hearings on Kavanaugh’s nomination here’s how it went…

    Leahy is up. Starts directly with whether or not Kavanaugh lied to him the first time around

    Kavanaugh stands by his previous statements and said he didn’t mislead the committee

    Kavanaugh tries to filibuster and Leahy cuts him off

    Leahy impeaching the hell out of Kavanaugh with Kavanaugh’s previous testimony around Kavanaugh’s time working on Bush judicial nominees

    For context there was an information breach and the Bush White House got intel on what Democrats planned to ask Bush judicial nominees in session. The breach was unlawful. Kavanaugh was in the soup at this time
    One of the nominees Kavanaugh handled was Pricilla Owen to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

    Leahy has Kavanaugh read through an email chain. Turns out the emails were stolen by a Republican staffer
    Leahy’s questions to Kavanaugh about his exchanges with the Republican staffer who stole Dem emails suggests Leahy has the goods on Kavanaugh here.

    It is pretty apparent based on Leahy’s questions that Kavanaugh was in possession of stolen emails that he used to shepherd Bush judicial nominees.

    Kavanaugh insists this is just how judicial nominations proceed

    The tone of this exchange is very moderated but this is high Senate drama. Leahy is fully making the case for Kavanaugh as a liar and a thief
    Leahy now asks Kavanaugh directly if he was ever asked about a mole to get information on strategy and information

    Kavanaugh gives the shruggy guy as his response
    Leahy asks if Kavanaugh ever got an email from a GOP staffer that references stolen materials.

    *Kavanaugh asks if Leahy has such an email

    Leahy says ask Grassley

    And that is where we know that those emails exist and incriminate Kavanaugh.

    Leahy just got around confidentiality .Grassley jumps in and gets real heated and insists that all the necessary documents are public.

    BUT they aren’t public cause both side have already said they were confidential.

    Leahy just gave a master class here folks

    Kavanaugh now jumps into the fray to say his testimony is 100% accurate on this point

    That shuts Grassley up. Leahy not so much.
    Leahy says there is evidence to suggest Kavanaugh had stolen emails and knew it, hints there’s more proof in the committee confidential documents

    This is a super fine line Leahy is walking here because the penalty for breaking confidentiality can be expulsion from the Senate

    While Kavanaugh was associate counsel in Bush’s White House from 2001 to 2003, Republican Senate aide Manny Miranda helped leak thousands of emails from Democratic members on the Judiciary Committee, including strategy memos outlining how Democrats planned to question Bush’s judicial nominees. (Miranda’s case was referred to the Justice Department, which did not charge him with a crime.)

    The nominee appeared confused when Leahy flashed a copy of an email Kavanaugh had received from Miranda regarding committee Democrats’ inquiries into Priscilla Owen, whose nomination to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals was filibustered by Democrats for four years before she was eventually confirmed.

    The email included a draft copy of a memo circulated among Democratic senators that Leahy said was later leaked to Fox News.

    “Is that what this email is?” Kavanaugh asked. “Can I take a minute to read it?”
    Leahy presses Kavanaugh about whether he found it “at all unusual to receive a draft letter from Democratic senators to each other before any mention of it was made public?”

    Kavanaugh denied knowledge of anything unusual about the email’s origin, but Leahy persisted asking him what he knew about the document’s origins.

    “You had the full text of my letter in your inbox before anything had been said about it publicly,” the senator told Kavanaugh. “Did you find it all unusual to receive a draft letter from Democratic senators to each other before any mention of it was made public?”

    During his 2006 confirmation hearings to be a judge on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, Kavanaugh said he was unaware of Manny’s actions. “I did not know about any memos from the Democratic side,” he said. “I did not suspect that.”

    “You’re getting obviously very private Democratic emails. You weren’t concerned how Mr. Miranda got ’em?” Leahy asked.

    “I guess I’m not sure about your premise,” Kavanaugh replied.
    “Were you at all concerned about where Mr. Miranda got some of the material he was showing you?” Leahy continued.

    “I don’t recall that,” Kavanaugh said.

    LEAHY: “I’m concerned because there is evidence that Mr. Miranda provided you with materials that were stolen from me. And that would contradict your prior testimony… there is no reason [those emails] can’t be made public.”

    • Replies: @Skeptikal
    , @CalDre
  276. renfro says:
    @CalDre

    I hardly need a pussy like you to tell me to man up. Cucks like you disgust me. Even the Liberal femi-”men” are tougher than you –

    Yea you do need a man to tell you to man up….you aren’t ‘tough’ at all. You’ re in fear and loathing meltdown cause you cant control your fears for whatever reason and stop going postal.

  277. renfro says:
    @Anon

    So we’re not supposed to believe Feinstein and Ford but are supposed to believe this ultra liberal Pear character?

    That is not what I said.
    You are not suppose to believe either side.
    You are suppose to use all the info available , your own brain, some analytical skills and logic if you have any, and make up your own mind.

    • Replies: @Anon
  278. @Anon

    You are a liberal and therefore in favor of affirmative action imposed on the nation by supreme satanic scumbags in the Griggs and Kaiser cases. Judges tried to destroy my life careers family home and finances and the life career family home and finances of every white person in this country.

    I hope every white man like you who favors affirmative action ends his life sleeping under a bridge and eating out of garbage cans.

    EXCELLENT!

    • Replies: @Anon
  279. This renfro vs. CalDre thing is a higher level shit show than the Kavenaugh hearings and ensuing hand wringing 50 amp fuse blowing combined.

    • Replies: @renfro
    , @Anon
  280. @David William Pear

    Alas, for you and the socialist Dims, Judge K was confirmed and is now a member of the SCOTUS. Vote: 50-48-1.

    You, and your kind, lost Mr. Pear.

    • Replies: @David William Pear
  281. Anon[128] • Disclaimer says:

    Supreme Court appointment of Kavanaugh resembles the operations of a hardened criminal gang

    Yet what if the entire process is led by a long train of proved false declarations, persistently intentional misdirection, and perjury under oath with no restraint?

    High Crimes and Misdemeanours of Kavanaugh and the Senate-Trump Faction. Step-by-step Overthrow of the Rule of Law

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/high-crimes-and-misdemeanours-of-kavanaugh-and-the-senate-trump-faction-step-by-step-overthrow-of-the-rule-of-law/5656155

  282. @Anon

    Thanks for the suggestion. I started on the quest and read this by a Jew about the Anti Defamation Commission (sic). When I add emphasis on it being on the website of the ABC (Australia’s BBC equivalent) you will see why I feel pretty comfortable about Australia’s situation.

    http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2012-04-18/brull—the-orwellian-anti-defamation-commission/3955260

  283. @J1234

    he has 6 cousins that are lawyers so that makes him an authority!!!!

    • Replies: @renfro
  284. renfro says:
    @CalDre

    1. A lawyer serves his client up to the point of having a good faith argument for why the lawyer’s position is legal.

    Wrong, A lawyer serves his client up to the point of having a good faith argument for why ‘his client’s position is legal….not whether the attorneys position is legal. The attorney is only a representative for his clients case. The attorney argues ‘legality” of the case, not his own legality.

    I don’t think you Capiche what you’re talking about.

    • Replies: @CalDre
  285. Anon[128] • Disclaimer says:

    ”The National Academy of Sciences in 2002 found polygraph screening to be completely invalid, concluding that “its accuracy in distinguishing actual or potential security violators from innocent test takers is insufficient to justify reliance on its use in employee security screening in federal agencies.”

    NSA Wink NSA: The Truth About the Polygraph June 14, 2010

    The Truth About the Polygraph (According to the NSA)

    ”The National Security Agency (NSA) has produced a video about its polygraph screening program. Watch it here, along with AntiPolygraph.org’s commentar.”

    https://cryptome.org/cryptomb27.htm

    • Replies: @David William Pear
  286. Skeptikal says:
    @renfro

    “The ‘papers’ weren’t laying around idiot, ”

    That should of course be “The ‘papers’ weren’t just LYING around.”
    Intransitive.

  287. renfro says:
    @Jim Bob Lassiter

    You haven’t seen nothing yet, as they say. Enjoy.

  288. renfro says:
    @interesting

    Nope , they are the authorities. I just message them for answers to questions here.
    And best of all Its Free! Not $400 an hour.

  289. renfro says:
    @CalDre

    Wow, the amount of stupidity in comment boards is endless. Hint 1: prosecutors are attorneys. Hint 2: Kavanaugh was a prosecutor. Fact 1: Kavanaugh was investigating the murder of Foster.

    Yep, so is yours.
    Here’s how it really works.
    Police and/or Police Detectives investigate crimes or reports of crimes.
    They turn over the results to a DA prosecutor.
    The DA reviews evidence offered by the Police or Police Detectives.
    If its not open and shut and is a larger or more complicated crime the Prosecutor may ask both the Police and the DA ‘s office own investigators to do more investigation.
    Most large metros DA offices have their own investigators. Smaller ones may hire private investigators.
    The Prosecutor himself does not do any investigating. His job is to study the evidence presented or lack of it to see if he can make a legally sound case.

    Mueller’s ‘Investigation’ employs computer crimes investigators, forensic financial experts, former FBI agents etc. to ferret out the web of people, contacts, money. Mueller (and his other attorneys) as prosecutor takes it all in , examines the pieces and may ask for more pieces to complete the puzzle picture to be able to take it to court on based on the applicable law.

    • Replies: @CalDre
  290. anon[180] • Disclaimer says:

    “Bret Kavanaugh is a pathological liar and in any position of power he is a danger to society. ”

    You are a liar and anti-American. You LIBS are the worst racists and liars. I dare you to take a walk through Overtown in Miami and then tell me how much you like diversity.

    JUDGE Kavanaugh now – how do you like them apples?

    • Replies: @anonymous
  291. renfro says:
    @CalDre

    You don’t know anything about anything. But I’ll give you an easy chance to wipe gallons of egg off your face: How many depositions did the Starr inquiry conduct? And what was the purpose of those depositions?

    This reply to anon is ridiculous. You simplemindedly keep trying to claim that the prosecutor in a case does or produces the investigations.

    Read my lips dumbo….depositions aren’t done, cant be done, until the investigators have produced info that links an individual to a case in whatever role, witness, criminal, etc etc..and turned it over so a prosecutor can depose him.

    • LOL: CalDre
  292. anon[360] • Disclaimer says:

    Trump is kicking ass. Kavanaugh, check. Campaining for midhterms/MAGA, check.

    The screams of liberals will die down as the stake goes in deeper.
    Get ready yehuda.

  293. @obwandiyag

    Can you come up with a better argument, because “he bad cuz he repub” and name calling is weak.

    • Replies: @Beefcake the Mighty
  294. Frankly I don’t care anymore if this is true or not. Why? Where is the same outrage from democrats when the shoe’s on the other foot? The left constantly attacks something the right does, no matter how small and conservatives normally trying to have standards go alog with it. “No Trumpus Maximus, don’t say we have a problem at the border, that’ll hurt feelings and we need to be open and tolerant like the left says. Also, if you go against the left they’ll say mean things about you in the media” was the attitude of many right wingers at first. Yet Trump proved them wrong. The left never cares about rape accusations or any of that when it’s against the left. Sure once in a while they’ll go after another liberal for some precieved transgression, but not in the same way they do conservatives. The metoo garbage was more womyn versus men, so of course which is more politicly correct? But the left doesn’t care. And in this instance you are dead WRONG. This case is about Ford, not about some emails. Trying to push for the emails as a way of getting BK is a bull shit tactic UNREALTED to this case.
    This is why the left is becomming more and more hated. They don’t give any room for different views or ways of doing anything. Ford not working? Uhhh emails!
    And Ford was lying. Based on my experience she’s likely got borderline personality disorder or antisocial personality disorder. The Swetnick womyn is clearly lying about the many rape parties she attended inless you are just that dumb. She definitely has borderline personality disorder based on her own story. I know personally borderlines who tell stories that ridiculous for the attention.

  295. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @anon

    As long as you’re gloating, wouldn’t that be JUSTICE Kavanaugh now? (He’s been a Judge for over a decade.)

    And you’re right, I don’t like that apple. Nor will you, if you can step back from all of this concocted drama to see how none of these people could care less about your rights and liberty.

    Or you can keep shaking that Red pom pom — the Puppet Show never ends.

  296. renfro says:
    @CalDre

    Anon said:
    After the city detectives and DA investigators believe they have enough evidence they bring the case to the prosecutor

    You said
    ”In addition to being clueless about how prosecutors work, you are even more clueless about how special prosecutors work. Who appointed Star to be special counsel? Hint: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Starr#Appointment

    Anon said:
    Same with state and federal prosecutors. They don’t investigate crimes.

    You said:
    My God are you ignorant or lying. Here, look: two sections on Star’s investigation of the Foster murder! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Starr#Investigation_of_the_death_of_Vince_Foster and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vince_Foster#Subsequent_investigations

    You are a monumental retard and keep digging yourself in the hole to try and appear as if you have some expertise you don’t have.
    It has been clear from the outset that Anon was referring to the Actual investigators–the men who get out and dig up or produce the evidence.
    While you keep claiming that the prosecutors are the investigators just because cases are referred to as Starr or Mueller Investigations.

    And you are so dumb your own wiki links defeat you:

    1. The first was by the United States Park Police in 1993, in whose jurisdiction the original investigation fell.[28] Because of Foster’s position in the White House, the Federal Bureau of Investigation assisted in the investigation, as did several other state and federal agencies.[28] The result of this investigation was released as a joint report from the Department of Justice, the FBI, and the Park Police on August 10, 1993, and it stated: “The condition of the scene, the medical examiner’s findings and the information gathered clearly indicate that Mr. Foster committed suicide.”[28]
    2. Investigations by a coroner and Independent Counsel Robert B. Fiske, in a 58-page report released on June 30, 1994, also concluded that Foster’s death was a suicide.[18] This report made use of FBI resources and incorporated the views of several experienced pathologists; it concluded: “The overwhelming weight of the evidence compels the conclusion … that Vincent Foster committed suicide in Fort Marcy Park on July 20, 1993.”[28]

    These are the f’ing Investigators:

    United States Park Police
    Federal Bureau of Investigation
    A coroner
    Several experienced pathologists

    Do you see Starr listed as having found, produced any evidence ? No you don’t. He’s a Prosecutor , he receives the evidence. The Prosecutors investigation if you want to call it that is into whether or not he has enough evidence make a case or close a case, as in the conclusion on Foster.

    • Replies: @Anon
  297. @SolontoCroesus

    All good points. Woodrow Wilson ran for election on the slogan “he kept us out of war”, while he was doing everything he could to get us into WW1.

  298. @Anon

    I’m 44 and attended Central Michigan from 1993 Fall to 1998 Spring.

    It was a notorious “party school”. Rush week was crazy and the campus police had a fair presence on campus anyhow.

    The nineties was a very boozy, pot-soaked time on college campuses.

    Occasionally a frat would be busted when some high school girl of 17 wandered into them and was screwed by college-aged men.

    But most of the sorority girls were shallow, somewhat spoiled middle-class white women between the ages of 20 and 25 who had copious amounts of booze-soaked sex.

    This was at the dawn of PC when faggot was becoming a dirty word but grown young women were honestly appraised. These days Lewinsky would have been lamented but in the mid-90′s she was dismissed as a slutty young woman.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  299. @Anon

    Before the pill.

    I was born in 1974 and I though I was elder spokesman on this site.

    • Replies: @anon
  300. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @renfro

    Thank you so much Renfro. I’m not an expert on most things, but 27 years in the criminal courts I learned who does what when a murder victim is discovered.

    Something else Cal Dre needs to know, prosecutors can’t do anything until the investigators find a defendant. Detectives don’t go to the DA to discuss if a crime has been committed. They see the DA to present evidence that a suspect has committed the crime so the DA can file charges.

    • Replies: @renfro
  301. Johan says:
    @WayBeyondTheRim...

    What is a convincing testimony, it is a testimony in which there are no obvious contradictions, perhaps also a testimony of someone who speaks clear and intelligently (not confused), but what more is that than persuasive, something which a calculated liar also can do.
    A convincing testimony is no more than what sounds credible, and what you just have to believe.
    What are substantiating allegations from other woman, in the current madness and hysteria..
    I’d say that even if these are true, under the current hysteria, one would have to add an extra ton of skepticism, the behavior of people making truth finding impossible.
    Unless someone comes up with provable facts, the case should be dropped, as to signal that the tactics of the activists is counter-productive.

  302. @Anon

    Speaking as a hard core social conservative and communitarian social democrat (Christian Democrat, distributist) race doesn’t interest me that much as a political category, until I am forced to care about it.. Like our asinine politics constantly do.

    As far as I am concerned “Bart” Kavanaugh is political opposition. I only have slight sympathy for him because I loathe most of the people attacking him this past month, and think he was viciously railroaded by a psychologically unhinged liar.

    Kavanuagh is a neo-liberal, neo-conservative, pro-abortion, pro-sexual revolution tool of oligarchy and international plutocracy, just like most of our so called “elite,” both Democrat and Republican.

    He’s no friend of mine politically.

    If it comes down to tribalism, I’m white and male, and I won’t take kindly to being reduced to that politically by these SJW racist clowns. I despise second wave feminism, and seek alliances politically across racial and religious divisions. But if I am attacked on the basis of my race or gender or religion (traditionalist Catholic/Western Orthodox) I won’t put ip with it.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  303. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    Thank you kind sir. Fuggeda bout abortion whatever you think the constitution means and the rest of the crap.

    In this country, race is everything and we are the Kulaks slated for destruction

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  304. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jim Bob Lassiter

    Cal Dre is just being ignorant claiming Starr and Kavanaugh investigated fosters death and declared a murder a suicide.

    Truth is, FBI park police and the medical examiner investigated the death, declared the death a suicide and presented their reports to attorneys Atarr and Kavanaugh
    Obviously the medical examiner didn’t agree with Cal Dre that it was a murder.

    It was all over the news for months as I recall.

  305. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @CalDre

    You’re neither plaintiff defendant respondent attorney legal secretary assistant courier county clerk or janitor in a courthouse or attorney’s office.

    It’s obvious you know nothing about the legal process.

    Good faith? WTF? Attorneys are compelled to do what the client wants within the law even if what the client wants is off the wall insanity sure to lose.
    What did you, read Law For Dummies so you could derail the thread into your obsession with Foster?

  306. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @anonymous

    “Zealous advocacy”. Somebody’s been reading Law For Dummies.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  307. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @CalDre

    We don’t have trials to determine if a crime has been committed. That’s done by the investigators and detectives.

    Trials are to decide if a certain person knows as the defendant committed the crime.

    Can’t have a trial until the investigators find a suspect a prosecutor charges with the crime.

    Trials? Where’d you get that, another peek at Law For Dummies? Very few criminal charges end up with trials. The prosecutor and defense counsel and the defendant agree on a plea bargain.

  308. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @CalDre

    PEOPLE are deposed, not theories. Deposition means asking and answering questions.

    So you need at least 3 people court reporter questioner and someone to whom the questions are asked.

    And just because the recorder is known as a court reporter doesn’t mean the deposition takes place in a courtroom.

    Check your copy of Law For Dummies again.

  309. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @renfro

    All
    satanic supreme scumbags have been anti White since 1956. My only opinion about Kavanaugh is the the Democrats who hate me and you and every White person in America lost this one.

    So good. It is always good to see the enemy defeated.

  310. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @CalDre

    You’re blocking me? Thank God:.

  311. CalDre says:
    @renfro

    The ‘papers’ weren’t laying around idiot, Miranda hacked them from the Dems emails. that were password protected.

    Yes they were lying around, idiot. Miranda stated they were on a shared part of the server (like a shared room in a house), unencrypted and unprotected (like unsealed). Basically they were in a “publicly available” part of the server. As was noted in the CBN article you ridiculed (presumably because you hate Christians, par for the course for Leftists like you), Miranda stated:

    Sixteen years ago, a colleague of mine on the staff of Senator Hatch discovered that Democrat staff of the Senate Judiciary Committee had negligently placed their documents on our shared server without protections. I admit that we exploited this to learn simple things about their plans to attack Bush judicial nominees at the behest of the left wing interest groups. I also did pursuant to my duty under the Code of Ethics for Government Service. The documents also revealed unlawful and unethical conduct by Senators. I reported this unethical conduct to the Senate Ethics Committee but never heard back.

    This was his position all along.

    Didn’t bother reading the rest of your diatribe or the multiple others.

    • Replies: @renfro
  312. @Anon

    Nah, I won’t forget about the Constitution, though, and let’s hope Justice Kavanaugh doesn’t. See, we wouldn’t be in the situation we are in now, if Consitutionalists had been heeded long ago and people had not let the the Feral Government metastasize. Barry Goldwater, anyone?

    In case you don’t know, Mrs #257, Barry Goldwater was against the civil rites BS based on Constitutional principles alone. Whatever you, he, or anyone, thinks or thought about race, the US Constitution has absolutely ZERO allowance for things like affirmative action, the travesty that I vehemently agreed with you on.

  313. CalDre says:
    @renfro

    Wow, you tried to sneak in a pedantic little jib, but, like always, you failed. You don’t know much about being a lawyer, despite your six cousins/brothers allegedly being ones. So here’s the deal: the lawyer takes a position in court documents and memorandum. The lawyer signs his/her name to the document. The lawyer is responsible for the positions the lawyer took in that document (on behalf of the client, to be sure, but it is the lawyer’s position). The client may not even be aware of this position (as is the case with many unsophisticated clients, e.g., accident victims, criminal defendants, etc.). Do you really think the average criminal defendant has a “position” on suppression of evidence under the Fourth Amendment?

    I don’t think you Capiche what you’re talking about.

    You know what? You, sir, are an idiot. Being very close to being on my Ignore list.

  314. CalDre says:
    @renfro

    You never cease to prove you know nothing.

    The Prosecutor himself does not do any investigating. His job is to study the evidence presented or lack of it to see if he can make a legally sound case.

    As a general matter, a prosecutor is the highest-paid individual in the investigation procedure, hence, most of the investigation is out-sourced.

    Now, a very heavy source of investigation is witness interviews. The problem is, police, or non-lawyer investigators, lack the power to compel witnesses to speak to them. That is why prosecutors convene grand juries, where they interview witnesses – which is called an “investigation”. In many important cases there are standing grand juries which are impaneled for months while the prosecutor investigates the case before them. Prosecutors can also seek documents that police cannot get with a search warrant.

    Special prosecutors don’t always use a grand jury but also use depositions, document requests, interrogatories and the like – the general tools lawyers use to conduct, yes, investigations. Depositions and the other discovery techniques are also witness interviews and are meant to gather evidence, i.e., they are an investigation. Indeed Mueller has also conducted countless depositions.

    Well, OK, I am tired of trying to teach you stuff. You are obviously very opinionated but lack meaningful knowledge on the topics on which you pontificate. I’m done with you.

    • Replies: @renfro
  315. Deschutes says:
    @pennydrop

    I don’t really see any point in making posts here. I clearly state in posts on this thread that I don’t like Obama, never did, and that I don’t like democrats–and here you go lecturing me on why Obama sucks? Acting like I am an Obama supporter?

    You obviously did not bother to read or understand my post. Let alone my position as laid out on this thread in several posts, repeating my main theme over and over again.

    Evidently you are not here to listen to others; you are only here to lecture others on what you think. Even when you don’t at all understand the other person’s position.

    Beam me up Scotty, there is no intelligent signs of life in the peanut gallery forums of Unz.com! Only knee-jerk angry conservatives who scream ‘democrat!’ or ‘Obama supporter!’ at anything that goes bump in the night.

    :-(

    • Replies: @pennydrop
    , @Deschutes
  316. Deschutes says:
    @peterAUS

    Thank you for putting me in my place, and pointing out my intellectual inferiority as compared to brave, intellectual giants such as yourself–men brave enough to go deeper than us nice shallow folks dare to venture!

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  317. Mr. Pear displays the all too common paucity, in these infantile times, of logic and reasoning. This is a C paper in my high school of the middle 1960s. Mr. Kavanhaugh’s main deficits are: He is not Jewish, is a heterosexual, Western European-American, and did not grow up in the projects or had a hard luck Soviet-style peasant history.

    Too many posters here have missed the overarching point: A partial loaf is better than no loaf.

  318. Kavanaugh gave a lawyer’s answer to the email question, i.e. he wasn’t literally told they were stolen (assuming they in fact were) so he didn’t “know”. Whether he should have inferred so is irrelevant, and at most he participated in the dirty tricks that are constantly played in DC, and in the email case it was far, far milder than what was done to him here. The liberals have frankly forfeited long ago any benefit of the doubt here.

  319. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @MEH 0910

    Hey, isn’t that robed man in the first picture Team Red’s confirmation victory who nailed down the sickness racket for Big Pharma and the insurance industry?

    And isn’t that robed man in the second picture Team Red’s (maybe they were called Blue back then) confirmation victory who penumbralated same-sex marriage out of Constitutional passages that his predecessors had been unable to discern for more than a century?

    Bleat while you can, sheeple!

  320. anon[107] • Disclaimer says:
    @Jeff Stryker

    I was born in 1974 and I though I was elder spokesman on this site.

    That explains a lot.

    Some of us regulars at Unz have grandkids older than you.

  321. @Jeff Stryker

    We had better drugs in the ’70s, sonny.

  322. renfro says:
    @CalDre

    As a general matter, a prosecutor is the highest-paid individual in the investigation procedure, hence, most of the investigation is out-sourced.

    That has absolutely nothing to do with what we are arguing about. Your claim been defeated and now you try to weasel out by talking about who is highest paid and saying because he is highest paid is why investigations are outsourced……what a pansy crock.

    Well, OK, I am tired of trying to teach you stuff. You are obviously very opinionated but lack meaningful knowledge on the topics on which you pontificate. I’m done with you

    .

    Sure you are , just like you said you were through with Anon cause you have been proved to be wrong and a phony gasbag.

    • Replies: @CalDre
  323. peterAUS says:
    @Deschutes

    That wasn’t my intention, actually.

    I just wanted to see could you mention “race” and “gender” in your reply.

    You remind me of a friend of mine. An educated (technical path…), mature, white collar professional. Kids, family, suburbia…the works.
    Quite able to analyze social issues, even present some solutions. Well, sort of, because he simply isn’t able to include “race” parameter in his thinking. Or, better, he does get “white racists”. But, for some unfathomable reasons he can’t seem to accept existence of black, brown, yellow and red racists.
    Similar for gender.
    There can be only male sexists. Never female.

    Quite a feat in the current paradigm.

    So, while you do rightfully point to “corporate-government military police state”, there IS a difference is it ruled by white male sexists or, say, black female sexists.
    Next US President vote could very well be between Trump and Oprah, for example.

    As I said, the real question is how to get out of this situation where all we can is to choose between the bad. Not sure is it even possible.

  324. Meimou says:
    @David William Pear

    Like D. Trump said, “grab ‘em by the p****”.

    He didn’t say that, but thanks for letting us know you cant be trusted

  325. pennydrop says:
    @Deschutes

    The pot calling the kettle black! You didn’t understand my comment either. Knee-jerk ad-hominem condension about me lecturing you, yeah, that really proves your point. And, no, I didn’t pour over your posts to get some nuanced understanding of your oh-so-intelligent arguments. You must be intelligent because the rest of us are so obviously lacking – oh wait. That doesn’t actually make logical sense. The fact is I just disagree with you, and I was making the point that you aren’t likely to get what you desire or prevent what you fear by supporting the manifestly more corrupt side. Once again, like the election, this is not an argument over who is better but about who is worse. For most of my life, I thought that my side, the Dems, kinda sucked, but the Repubs were worse. I have reversed my position, and none of your name calling does anything but confirm my observation that lefties, Dems, whatever you want to call your side, can’t use logic and reason to make a convincing argument.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  326. peterAUS says:
    @pennydrop

    Good post.

    Especially

    ….Once again, like the election, this is not an argument over who is better but about who is worse….

  327. xyz234 says:

    The entire article just made me laugh, and then laugh some more. Liberal tears taste so sweet!

    These fools are actually admitting they are too stupid even to secure their own internal documents, yet they still feel they are intelligent enough to govern a large country. At this point all that remains of the original working-class Democratic Party is just a rump of screaming Bolsheviks, and I am glad to see them squelched by any available means.

  328. CalDre says:
    @renfro

    Your claim been defeated

    LOL. Let me just say, I have exactly 0% respect for your intellectual capabilities. Indeed, you are an utter moron and have defeated nothing. But since even after so many posts you still cannot understand something simple, it is obvious you are either unbelievably stupid or a troll, in either case, you are now also on my Ignore list. Bye-bye!

    • Replies: @renfro
  329. renfro says:
    @Anon

    You’re welcome.

    I’m not an expert on most things either …but unlike CalDre who pretends to be an expert…..I go to the bono fide experts to get the answers.

  330. renfro says:
    @CalDre

    you are now also on my Ignore list. Bye-bye

    Oh poor baby….got his feelings hurt after calling all of us who corrected him imbeciles .

  331. renfro says:
    @CalDre

    Yes they were lying around, idiot. Miranda stated they were on a shared part of the server (like a shared room in a house), unencrypted and unprotected (like unsealed). Basically they were in a “publicly available” part of the server.

    I so regret you blocked me so you cant see more of your Miranda bullshit revealed,

    To wit:

    Part 1]
    Source: http://judiciary.senate.gov/testimony.cfm?id=1085&wit_id=2514
    Testimony of
    The Computer Report

    March 4, 2004
    REPORT ON
    THE INVESTIGATION INTO IMPROPER ACCESS TO THE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE’S COMPUTER SYSTEM

    Prepared by:
    Sergeant at Arms
    U.S. Senate

    The report begins by outlining the structure of the Judiciary Committee’s computer network then addresses whether the Democratic documents disclosed in the press were from the Committee’s computer system. It then outlines the admissions of two former Committee staff members who accessed Democratic files, including the scope of that access, and sets forth the forensic verification of how they were able to access other users’ files over an extended period of time. The report also examines the statements of other individuals who were identified as knowing that access to Democratic documents was available, addresses a possible source of the disclosures to the press, analyzes other possible means of access to the computer system, and finally, makes recommendations for the future

    The forensic review confirmed that 18 of the documents at issue resided on the Nominations Unit clerk’s desktop. The documents in question were found within a large, password protected compressed file with either the exact name, or a close approximation.”

    Now write on the blackboard 100 times—-> The documents in question were found within a large, password protected file

    • Replies: @Beefcake the Mighty
  332. Ha ha ha. Bunch of crybabies. You just got bitch slapped

  333. @Deschutes

    Deschutes- I see how you respond to people and like so many coddled Democrats you are smug. But you may well be a baby boomer like all the smart alecks back in the 60s. Have you always been a snob?
    Chris Bridges made good points but you had another hissy fit. People like you get clobbered in debates. The Clintons changed the subject when in debates because their opponents always had better answers.
    You sure sound arrogant. All that matters to most Democrats is to vote Democrat and fortunately a lot of that changed in 2016.
    People like you get real arrogant when you don’t have to look people in the face. That’s what cowards do. In the rough neighborhood I grew up in , you pull your smug , smart aleck routine and you would learn never to pull that again.
    But that is just what you and your thought police are- like the smart aleck Shumer who grew up well protected.
    I don’t belong to a political party. I do not like warmongers and smug people.

    But you can get smart with people when the extent of your toughness is pushing keys on a computer.

  334. tac says:
    @David William Pear

    The age of people reading and believing what is set on paper is over. Your lavish life style is a result of a Faustian Bargain. The days of you and your fellow travelers is OVER! The time to chose is just about over, and the people who’ve made the ultimate Faustian Bargain will be sought out and made to account for their treachery! tic toc….tic toc…do not go to sleep just right….

    You are a liar and a disinfo agent akin to QAnon:

  335. @fitzhamilton

    “pro-abortion, pro-sexual revolution”? Kavanaugh? On which planet?

  336. @Anonymous

    I say that undocumented immigrants is one of the least of the US problems. For one approximately 45,000 people die every year from the lack of adequate medical care.

    Trump spouted a wild number that 63,000 people in the US are killed by illegal immigrants each year that is ludicrous. A GAO study show that it is actually about 6,266.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/06/25/trump-says-63000-killed-by-illegal-aliens-the-math-doesnt-add-up.html

    Mr. Unz has an article posted now by him that he says after he did extensive statistical research shows that the crime rate for Hispanics, both legal and illegal, are about the same as for so-called white people.

    With another few minutes of thought I could name a dozen problems that are a priority of a war against immigrants. We need a lot of things in the US but not a bigger police state.

  337. The Senate vote was bound to make this thread post-orgasmic but I see signs that commenters had largely written off the limited case Mr Pear made, perhaps on the ground that such old stuff was not worth much excitement if the serious objectors to Kavanaugh in the Senate and elsewhere had not been able to get it to run for them. However, for anyone still interested I post this article by Nick Cater from The Australian, the country’s only remaining broadsheet and, like Tucker Carlson, some justification for Rupert Murdoch’s fame and good fortune.

    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/kavanaugh-survival-a-triumph-over-mob-will/news-story/bad12a6a99b0f3fd523fb30d9c02986f

  338. @Quartermaster

    An what exactly is it that you won, unless you think an authoritarian, fascistic government that will give presidents for decades to come more war powers, the ability to spy on you and every American to an unlimited degree especially as technology advances over the next few decades, more police powers, lack of consumer protection from fraud, defective products and contaminated food, Rx with devastating side effects, more pollution, contaminated water, and the privatization of the commons, etc. Congrats.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Anon
    , @CalDre
  339. @Anon

    In 2016 Kavanaugh wrote, “As the Government notes, law enforcement agencies use polygraphs to test the credibility of witnesses and criminal defendants. Those agencies also use polygraphs to ‘screen applicants for security clearances so that they may be deemed suitable for work in critical law enforcement, defense, and intelligence collection roles.’ . . . The Government has satisfactorily explained how polygraph examinations serve law enforcement purposes.” (Sack v. United States Department of Defense, 823 F.3d 687 (2016))

    In other words, Kavanaugh says that lie detector tests are perfectly fine for you and thee, but not for he. Typical elitist attitude of the 1%.

    • Replies: @CalDre
  340. @renfro

    Very interesting. It took him 3 years to be confirmed to the DC fed court so obviously he carries a lot of baggage.

    • Replies: @Anon
  341. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @David William Pear

    One question

    Are you in favor of affirmative action yes or no?

  342. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:

    The point is not to delve into every aspect of Kavanaugh’s professional and personal life.
    Pear’s criticism of Kavanaugh seems to be that he is no different from every other high ranking employee of the American government.

    So what? Where is this God like perfect judge Pear hopes for going to come from?

    The Democrats Soros and professional Jews didn’t go after Kacanaugh because as a government employee like every other government employee he did what he was told to do. As a judge Kavanaugh’s decisions didn’t agree with Pear’s opinions.

    But the Democrats and Ford, who works running the N California CIA recruitment office created the entirely false story of grabbing and throwing her on a bed which liberals soon morphed into actual rape.

    I’ll accept that Kavanaugh is a Bush deep state operative who helped detain suspects at Guantanamo

    I’ll also accept that Ford is a CIA employee who runs one of their recruitment offices.

    I’ve gathered from Pear’s article and CV that he’s a liberal.

    Liberals favor affirmative action. Affirmative action was the first act in the genocide of the White race. Hitler’s first act after he was appointed, not elected chancellor was affirmative action for non Jews.

    Hitler’s next act against Jews was to ratchet up the anti Jew rehetoric.

    The liberals have preaching destroy Whites for 50 years now. It’s reached Carthage must be destroyed levels.

    Everything liberals do is anti White, including the attacks on Kavanaugh

    Since November 2016 Trump’s been the big bad bogeyman Democrats use to scare empty brain people to vote for them. But polls show Trump’s ratings aren’t bad. The constant hatred thrown at both Trump and his voters by the New York print press and NY LA Tv media has not budged Trump voters

    We know that the NYC LA media hates us as much as it hates Trump. I knew the media hated Whites years before I heard of Trump.
    Why can’t Whites hate those (media and Democrats) who hate us? The liberals started it. We just react to the media’s hatred of us.

    This is just a personal opinion. I think that with the midterms coming up the Democrats planned to create another anti abortion bogeyman because Trump isn’t enough Kavansugh came along at the right time.

    It’s the liberals like you Mr Pear who’ve turned everything into ;
    Good Guys Led By Jewish Heroes Against The Evil Whites.
    It’s been going on for 60 years that’s why Whites favored Kavanaugh and every other group was against Kavanaugh.

    Every race related decision the satanic supreme scumbags have made since 1956 has been detrimental to Whites. The liberals have used the courts against Whites for 62 years. Kavanaugh wont make a difference

    But, I cheer when my enemies suffer a defeat in their war on Whites.

    Pear is anti war. Perhaps he’s noticed that most of the combat soldiers killed in the endless wars are White while the minorities and women have the non combat support jobs and get undeserved promotions because they are non Whites.

    Kavanaugh isn’t the perfect SC judge. Who is?
    All I know about him is that the same people who hate me hate him.

  343. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @David William Pear

    So you’re a food crank as well? The contaminated food comes from China.

    You seem to be involved in every liberal aka Orwell’s crank cause.

    • Replies: @Beefcake the Mighty
  344. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:

    Remember Crystal Magnum the Duke Lacrosse case false accuser and the White traitor district attorney who filed charges?
    Remember what happened to them. The DA was eventually disbarred. Crystal murdered her lover and is now in prison.

  345. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @David William Pear

    I remember when Obama was murdering civilians all over the Middle East the liberals of the NYC LA media cheered. And democrat Hildabeast Clinton celebrated when the best leader in the Middle East Ghaddaffi was murdered and sodomized. His country Libya was destroyed by the great Democrat heros Hildabeast Clinton and the great black hope Obama.

    That’s the pacifist liberal democrats for you.

  346. Dissident says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    In many “progressive” jurisdictions, one side’s violence is speech, while the other side’s speech is violence.

    That’s great! Did you come-up with it yourself?

  347. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:

    So you’re anti blue collar labor unions and anti living wages as well. That’s liberalism as well Below poverty level wages puts the working class on food stamps and welfare to provide for their children.

    Read your Marx about the reserve army if the unemployed and how it helps the evil capitalists and hurts the workers.

    But you’re a liberal and liberals hate the blue collar working class with a passion. The sooner we’re all dead and replaced by illegal Hispanics begging for work in the Home Depot parking lot.

  348. @SolontoCroesus

    Her senate performance was a series of holes held together with emotion.

    If you still think that was emotion, I recommend that you have a look at Body Language Expert Analyses Blasey Ford’s Behaviour During Senate Hearing [Watch] on YouTube

  349. @Anon

    Yes, he is confirming every suspicion about him.

  350. @renfro

    So, where did Miranda get the password?

    • Replies: @Mike P
  351. CalDre says:
    @David William Pear

    That’s absolutely disingenuous, as is your entire “comment”. Nobody asked him to take a polygraph.

    Anyway, the question before the court was whether polygraph results were exempt from FOIA requests under the exemption for information “compiled for law enforcement purposes.” The case had nothing whatsoever to do with whether polygraphs are accurate or valid. The court accepted the government’s reasoning for why polygraphs are administered to show that the polygraph tests were exempt from disclosure under the “law enforcement” exemption precisely because they were administered “for law enforcement purposes”. It said absolutely nothing whatsoever about their reliability.

    It is exactly this kind of disingenuous, dishonest “reporting” that Liberals routinely, constantly, engage in. Is is utter fraud. Shame on you!

    • Replies: @David William Pear
  352. CalDre says:
    @David William Pear

    AS IF LIBERALS GAVE A SHIT ABOUT RIGHTS. Did Obama stop the PATRIOT Act? Did he stop the drone wars? Did he stop the “hot wars”? Did he stop the NSA? Did he reinstate habeous corpus? Did he make Israel return to its “legal borders”?

    You are nothing but hypocrites to the core. Obama was a total authoritarian, not only deciding, outside the courts, which Americans he could murder without due process, but writing Executive Orders under the admitted premise that he could not pass his legislation through Congress.

    Shameless, shameless, shameless. Kavanaugh as one vote can never approve your “parade of horribles”. But rest assured all the Liberal judges will ram it through.

    You, like all Liberals, are just mad that the “right” to murder babies at will might be restricted. In the end, Liberals worship Death and Decadence above all else.

    • Replies: @David William Pear
  353. CalDre says:
    @David William Pear

    I say that undocumented immigrants is one of the least of the US problems.

    Actually it is one of the countries’ greatest problems. If you love them so much, move to Mexico, you can have it all right now, why wait?

    Aside from the cultural and biological differences, illegals lower the living standard of all Americans. The 0.1%, which Liberals allegedly oppose (but actually support more than anyone), shipped the jobs they could overseas, and for those they couldn’t, they brought in the cheap labor. All to undermine the working class, which Liberals, at some point in history, professed to give a shit about. Well at least that lie is out in the open. But now liberals pretend to give a shit about gays, transgenders, and letting everyone in.

    But do you see any Libtards living in a Mexican ghetto in LA? Hell no, they steer as far as possible. The wealthy Satanwood crowd adds lots of gates around their mansions to keep them out, except for the slaves they have run around their plantations trimming their weed and cutting their grass.

    Yup, nothing but evil comes from Liberals. Kavanaugh has his issues, no doubt, but he is 1 million times better than any damn Liberal, par. the Jew ones who have worked so ceaselessly to destroy the USA.

  354. Rurik says:
    @David William Pear

    I say that undocumented immigrants is one of the least of the US problems. For one approximately 45,000 people die every year from the lack of adequate medical care.

    Well, if you say it, then I guess we should all consider the matter settled.

    But what about those American citizens who’re denied adequate medical care due to the untold tens of millions of illegals who’re flooding the ER rooms and overburdening the social safety nets?

    Do their death, -those veterans and poor blacks and whites and legal, resident Hispanics- matter to you?

    Or are their deaths ‘worth it’, when calculating the metrics necessary to demographically obliterate any future that the beleaguered (hated, second class citizen) white male might ever have to again assert his right to equal protection?

    What are the pathetic lives of a few white Americans (racists), when calculating the glorious day when, like California, the rest of the US becomes a single party (Democrat) country?

    Huh?

    According to your numbers, only 6,266 American citizens are killed by illegal immigrants in any given year. That’s nothing!

    We must look at the big picture, if we’re going to move this nation in a progressive way, huh?

    So what if a few thousand Americans lose their (privileged) lives in the process. When making an omelet…

    Also, we should remember that not all of those deaths were/are pretty young (white = racist) women who were raped and left to die in a field, like some animal. No.

    Many of those deaths are just drunk drivers, and robberies gone wrong, and other misfortunes, that when you consider the benefits, those deaths are NOTHING!

    We’re talking about the glorious zeitgeist that will repudiate the white Nazi from the American landscape once and for all!

    When all of the good people, will rejoice and thrive in harmony and love!

    Homosexuals and Muslims will be one! Urban black vs. brown gangs will join hands with feminists and Chicanos and LGBT and BLM will get up off their knee and hail that Zion is here!

    What are a few raped and murdered white (racist) whores, when compared to that?!?!

    It’s all so clear now! Why didn’t I see it sooner?!

    We need a lot of things in the US but not a bigger police state.

    I guess that’s your shtick. You blend reasonable sounding words with your hysterical anti-Western, anti-white, anti-traditional and transparent hatred for all things Heritage America.

    Yes, the Republicans are mass-murdering scum, and treasonous war criminals all. Just like the Democrats.

    And they’ve done all they can to fuck over poor white men, just like the Democrats.

    But with Trump, at least it seems like he doesn’t hate our guts with the unhinged, psychotic paroxysms a POS like you obviously does. So that’s what’s driving leftist shitlibs out of their minds.

    He’s president, but he seems loath to transform the nation into a killing field for the oppressive racists and sexists and ‘homophobes’ who have tormented your kind for so many millennia, huh?

    And so it’s like an existential angst for you and your lot. A giant butt-hurt that can’t just be pushed back in like your hemorrhoids. He’s there, every day, mocking your messiah Obama, (‘The One’, The Ninja’) and taking the nation backwards towards those evil days when Christian, straight, unapologetic white men (Nazis) could be appointed to the Supreme Court in real life, and not mocked on some SNL skit as horrors from the ‘old days’.

    Yes, the Republicans are zio-toadies and scum, just like the Democrats. Yes, we’re entering an era of a terrifying global, zio-police state, with Orwellian total surveillance, and militarized cops. And it all is very ominous, to say the least. But if that’s where we’re all headed, then at least I can tell you with absolute certainty, that’d I rather have the levers of such power wielded by a man like Donald J. Trump, rather than your cackling war hag, and her crew of progressive psychopaths.

    Now, that said, there was one other issue I wanted to raise with you. :)

    And that is the issue of America’s serial war crimes and crimes against humanity and atrocities writ large all across the globe.

    It is an issue that is near and not-so-dear to me.

    And this is the thing. Please bear with me.

    Recently a commenter took issue with my characterization of lying bitch as an ‘intellectual whore’. And he was right. She wasn’t an intellectual whore, she was rather a lying bitch.

    Because there is something that defines an intellectual whore, which she didn’t qualify for.

    An ‘intellectual’ whore, (as opposed to an inoffensive street crack prostitute for instance), is someone who lies and shills and uses their prose and words, to convey devil’s lies (usually with their thunderous silence).

    You see, as with all rotten, lying scum, it’s almost never what they actually say, that matters, rather. it’s what they don’t say, is where the evil and mendacity putrefy in the body politic.

    For instance, a perfect example of a lying, POS intellectual whore on the ‘right’ of the political spectrum is George Will. He’ll shill his effusive effluvium with ebullient extravagance. His lies are glib, and polished, but most of all, they’re most effective- in their avoidance of the core truths at all costs.

    That is the thing with a lying POS ‘intellectual whore’. It’s always in what they don’t say.

    A while back, we had one like you here. A one most execrable Andrew J. Bacevich Sr.

    A lying POS extraordinaire. But never for what he actually said. And always for what he never said.

    There are lots of these literary vermin, to be sure. Noam Chomsky. Mike Whitney, and many others.

    And do you know how you can spot these cretinous cowards and posers? It’s always by what they don’t say, you see?!

    You can start with 9/11 if you like, or many other things. But the issue I brought up with you here, on your thread, is the issue of the evil Eternal Wars, and the motivation behind them.

    Most devious little lexical strumpets will eagerly type away at how Bush and the Republicans and their USA! chanting imbeciles are to blame for it all. But this is the thing, you see?

    They know better.

    They know that the hand behind all the wars in the Middle East and the sabre rattling and lies directed at Russia… are all motivated by a Satanic Zionism that is behind the scenes. Huh?

    But, because they’re cowardly, venal little liars, and agenda-driven scum, they NEVER, EVER will tell the truth about that, huh?

    You might have noticed, I’ve used the word, ‘huh’, a few times in this rant, and that’s because I suspect you’re well aware of what I speak.

    I suspect that you know that it is Zionist Jew$, (both on the putative ‘left and right’) that are the driving force behind all these wars and horrors and violations of our civil rights, like Michael Chertoff’s porno scanners at the airports, and so on.

    So you see, in a way, I’m giving you the benefit of the doubt, and assuming you’re not a brain-dead, intellectually catatonic zombie like so many of the, by now, well known- Americanus, Bovinus, cud-chewing cows on two legs.

    Rather, I suspect you’re smarter than them. It isn’t your smarts that are in question.

    • Replies: @David William Pear
  355. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @David William Pear

    Puhleeze you believe that Kavanaugh committed sexual battery and attempted rape on Ford with 3 witnesses although all 3 witnesses denied they saw any such thing and 1 witness stated through her lawyer she never met Kavanaugh.

    The brain of a liberal is indeed an empty sink. Every few weeks liberal propaganda central puts in the plug, turns on the faucet and the empty brain is filled with the latest lies.

    Her PhD is in educational psychology and dummies with that garbage degree are not allowed to use the title Dr.

    Psychology, what a crock it’s not a science Science doesn’t change every few years.

  356. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Ilyana_Rozumova

    Yeah, like Ginsburg who spent her entire professional life working for a communist front organization that legalized porn as free speech isn’t biased.

  357. @Anon

    Beating a dead horse an idiom that means “to continue a particular endeavor is a waste of time as the outcome is already decided.”

    Kavanaugh was confirmed…the outcome was decided.

  358. @Rurik

    Wow, you wrote a lot, but there is a lot you didn’t say…according to your reasoning, how is someone able to judge a person by “what they don’t say”?

    • Replies: @Rurik
  359. @CalDre

    You need more practice on being clairvoyant. You seem to think you know a lot about what I am on the inside, what I am and what I think…and have written about although it is obvious that you have not read many, or any of my articles except for this one.

    Just to fill in a few gaps for you and others that have said similar things: I was a very vocal critic of Obama, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry as authoritarians who trampled the Bill of Rights, exceeded their constitutional authority and are war criminals.

    I am not a Democrat or a “liberal”.

    I abhor the Bush-era “Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001″.

    Likewise the Obama-era “Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ending Eavesdropping, Dragnet-collection and Online Monitoring Act.”

    …..Israel’s crimes against humanity, their illegal settlements, and their entire settler colonial project that stole Palestinian lands, and the genocide being committed in Gaza (have you ever been there to facedown Israeli guns, I have).

    Ditto US…. indefinite detention, assassinating American Citizens, drone warfare and all illegal US, and I care about all the killings of unborn and born babies that the US is doing in its illegal wars of aggression that has killed several million babies, children, women and men. Do you care about the unborn babies that the US is killing all over the world?

    The incarceration state, surveillance state, denial of habeous corpus, illegal search and seizer and many other things are things that I care about very much.

    • Replies: @CalDre
  360. @CalDre

    “Nobody asked him to take a polygraph.” You are mistaken. The Senate Judiciary Committee did ask him to. He evaded the request by saying the are “unreliable”. However in a 2016 ruling in the DC Circuit Court Kavanaugh ruled that polygraph tests are a reliable tool for evaluating security clearances, etc.

    In other words, lie detectors tests are valid for you and me, but not for him.

    • Replies: @CalDre
  361. Deschutes says:
    @Precious

    Thanks for the good vibes and spirited discussion fellow American!

    • Replies: @Precious
  362. Deschutes says:
    @Deschutes

    Name calling? Just re-read my post to make sure, but there is no ‘name calling’ done against you. Calling you a conservative is not ‘name calling’. Name calling would be calling you an obscenity.

    Sorry you are so thin skinned.

  363. Rurik says:
    @David William Pear

    how is someone able to judge a person by “what they don’t say”?

    I’m glad you asked..

    To make the point, let’s take a crime that is perhaps most egregious, by all the sniveling, treasonous rats, who provide cover for its perpetrators, by what they (thunderously) “don’t say”.

    9/11

    Perhaps you’ve heard of it.

    Well, it just so happens that there were Israeli agents who had set up cameras to film the attack, and after the first plane expl0ded in a fireball into the building, they were seen ‘dancing and high-fiving’ and generally celebrating – what was for Americans, an horrific sight.

    Then, after a short stint of a few months as FBI suspects, they were quietly released at the behest of dual Israeli citizen, Michael Chertoff. (Who would later go on to head The Office of “Homeland” Security). Once they were back in Israel, then went on Israeli television and announced that they were there to “document the event”.

    Now, do you know where I’m going with this?

    Well, you should. You see the murderous, genocidal regime in Israel today, gets billion$ upon billions of dollars of extorted lucre/largess from the American tax slave. There seems to be no outrage or atrocity that Israel commits that Americans aren’t expected to buttress and bolster with our collective “moral authority”. A moral authority that not only has been squandered, but now – due to our slavish servility to all things Zion, has made the United States of America into an universally hated, war-criminal regime, with the blood of millions of innocents on our moral ledger.

    Why, you may ask, is any of that significant to your query??

    Well, it’s this, you see..

    Since the Israelis, who get so much from the American people, (up to and including their lives, when it suites the PTB to squander them), a reasonable person might wonder if the Israeli’s were being a bit ungracious and unappreciative when they made the decision to NOT WARN US, when they obviously knew the attack was coming, you see?

    If you only conclude that the Israelis knew that the heinous and cowardly attack was imminent, and preferred for Americans to get slaughtered by the thousands, in order to bolster support for Israel- I’m hoping that in that case, you can see where it is possible “to judge a person by “what they don’t say”?”

    Eh?

    Or, you can say the same thing about the attack on the USS Liberty. Our media hushed up that act of war, and cowardly act of mass-murder. They are guilty for what they specifically did not say.

    Or when FDR didn’t say to his commander in Pearl Harbor, that the Japanese were on their way to attack.

    Or when illegal aliens murder American citizens by the thousands, occasionally a treasonous POS in the (((media))) or government, will hush up those crimes in a rank act of hatred-consumed, anti-white identity politics.

    Just consider.. as our sickeningly puerile and hatred–consumed, lying media, are all hysterical over the ‘children being ripped from their parents arms at the border…!”

    How many of those lying POS are well aware of the hundreds of thousands of children being literally starved to death in Yemen, but for whom there is no politically motivated (((media))) interest.

    And so the horrors being wrought in Yemen, today as I write this, are hushed up by a complicit and dishonest, (and rotten to the core) lying (((media))), you see?

    Their crime is in what they don’t say.

    If you see a serial predator breaking into your neighbor’s back door, and you know his teenage daughter is alone, sleeping in the home, and you don’t warn her, then you are guilty too, in my book.

    By what you don’t say.

    I can glimmer a thousand times more by a person’s crickets, than I ever can by the glib lies that he writes, every time. ;)

    • Replies: @F0337
    , @anarchyst
  364. CalDre says:
    @David William Pear

    The Senate Judiciary Committee did ask him to.

    I don’t know if you are lying or simply utterly uninformed on a topic you are public blogging on – but, NO. Some Demorats on the Committee did, but they are individual Senators. The Committee takes official action through the Chairman (where permitted) or majority vote. Individual members do not speak for the Committee, just like an individual Senator does not speak for the Congress. Have you taken Civics 101?

    Maybe I missed a part, from what I recall from his testimony, he just didn’t answer when asked to take a polygraph by a few of the Demorats who wouldn’t be caught dead within a mile of the machine. Of course it wasn’t up to him to volunteer for one, it was up to his sponsor, the Orangutan, or the Committee, acting legally, to request it. Neither did. I wouldn’t take a polygraph for any job I was applying for – indeed, one potential job I was asked to take one and I walked, out of principle (just like I won’t take a urine test, and I’ve walked from a job application, even though I had absolutely nothing to hide in either case).

    in a 2016 ruling in the DC Circuit Court Kavanaugh ruled that polygraph tests are a reliable tool for evaluating security clearances, etc.

    Again, I don’t know if you are lying, or are simply woefully ignorant on a topic you are publicly blogging about. The opinion, available at https://h2o.law.harvard.edu/text_blocks/30118 , does NOTHING of the sort. The opinion regards a FOIA request and the issue before the court is NOT the reliability of polygraph tests, but, as I wrote above, in the comment to which you responded, whether polygraph results must be released to the public under FOIA. That was the only issue related to polygraphs – reliability was not an issue. The relevant excerpt from the case is as follows:

    [MORE]

    Sack filed a lawsuit challenging the Department’s handling of those two batches of [FOIA] requests. As to the first, …. As to the other, Sack challenged the Department’s withholding of the requested polygraph reports.

    To withhold documents under Exemption 7, the Government must make a threshold showing that the “records or information” were “compiled for law enforcement purposes.” 5 U.S.C. § 552(b)(7); see also, e.g., Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility v. U.S. Section, International Boundary and Water Commission, U.S.–Mexico, 740 F.3d 195, 202 (D.C. Cir. 2014). …

    We conclude that the polygraph reports at issue here meet the threshold requirement of FOIA Exemption 7 … .

    First, the reports about polygraph use were compiled for law enforcement purposes. Exemption 7 uses the term “law enforcement” to describe “the act of enforcing the law, both civil and criminal.” Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, 740 F.3d at 203. Concurring in Milner, Justice Alito persuasively explained that the “ordinary understanding of law enforcement includes … proactive steps designed to prevent criminal activity and to maintain security.” Milner v. Department of the Navy, 562 U.S. 562, 131 S.Ct. 1259, 1272, 179 L.Ed.2d 268 (2011) (Alito, J., concurring); see also Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, 740 F.3d at 203. The reports at issue in this case assist law enforcement agencies in taking “proactive steps” to deter illegal activity and ensure national security. As the Government notes, law enforcement agencies use polygraphs to test the credibility of witnesses and criminal defendants. Those agencies also use polygraphs to “screen applicants for security clearances so that they may be deemed suitable for work in critical law enforcement, defense, and intelligence collection roles.” Declaration of Alesia Y. Williams, Defense Intelligence Agency, Chief of FOIA Services Section, at Joint Appendix 226. In Morley v. CIA, we stated: “Background investigations conducted to assess an applicant’s qualification, such as … clearance and investigatory processes, inherently relate to law enforcement.” 508 F.3d 1108, 1128–29 (D.C. Cir. 2007) (internal quotation marks omitted).

    The Government has satisfactorily explained how polygraph examinations serve law enforcement purposes. It has also explained how the reports assessing the efficacy of those examinations and identifying needed fixes likewise serve law enforcement purposes. Put simply, the reports help ensure that law enforcement officers optimally use an important law enforcement tool. The reports were compiled for law enforcement purposes.

    Please, do show me from the opinion, where the court concludes that polygraph tests are reliable. Bear in mind the procedural posture of the case: when a petitioner requests release of information, the government must provide a reason for withholding it (i.e., that an applicable exemption to release applies to the information requested). That reason is in the opinion. If the petitioner does not challenge that reason, the government wins. It is not up to the court to, sua sponte, challenge the validity of the government’s position. Indeed, since doing so would not be a “case or controversy”, it would actually be unlawful for the appellate court to challenge the government’s position. Sacks, the petitioner, did not challenge the Government’s claims. Accordingly, for purposes of that case, and that case only, the appellate court was required to treat the Government’s explanation as valid.

  365. CalDre says:
    @David William Pear

    Fabulous to know. My sincere apologies for mis-judging you. By your apparently partisan attacks on Kavanaugh I got the mistaken impression you thought the Democrats would put a better judge on the Court. At least with Kavanaugh there is some hope he will undo the judicial dictatorship of the past, which clearly fabricated constitutional rights out of cultural Marxist ideology.

    I’m with you, it’s Demopublicans, they’re all corrupt and serve the same (ignoble) masters.

    But my observations about “request to take polygraph” and Kavanaugh’s opinion in Sack v. Dept. of Defense, above, stand nonetheless :).

    • Replies: @Krollchem
  366. Krollchem says:
    @CalDre

    David William Pear has made an excellent analysis and did not deserve the treatment of many posters in this thread.

    Democrats and Republicans are just “two wings of the same bird of prey” (Upton Sinclair, 1904)

    https://richardbrenneman.wordpress.com/2015/12/22/quote-of-the-day-mediating-imperial-ignorance/

    Too bad the dialogue on c=constitutional issues digressed into a discussion (derived from percussion/noise) among many people who take sides based on which wing of the bird of prey they support.

    Unfortunately there is now easy way out for the little people who are the prey. Perhaps we will end in a manner similar to the Roman Empire.

    I do not have your faith in the system. Best wishes.

    • Replies: @CalDre
  367. CalDre says:
    @Krollchem

    made an excellent analysis

    For the reasons I stated above, mainly, that there is no evidence that Kavanaugh lied (there is supposition, but that falls far short of evidence – indeed the only two witnesses to the event, Miranda and Kavanaugh, both deny it), I don’t agree. An excellent analysis does not “intuit” conclusions that go against the only evidence there is, or at least, doesn’t ignore that only evidence. Even all the “conspiracy theories” about 9/11, JFK, Holocaust, etc., all have some evidence one way or another; they don’t simply rely on dismissing all relevant evidence and speculating as to “what really happened”.

    That said, I did apologize when I, admittedly, treated him unfairly.

    Democrats and Republicans are just “two wings of the same bird of prey” (Upton Sinclair, 1904)

    Indeed. But that does not mean, an individual Justice may not make a difference. If Kavanaugh can stop 200,000 babies (I stop short of the 1 million b/c all the Blue states will legalize abortion anyway) from being butchered every year, who am I to say it makes no difference? And who are you to say so? Of course, it is perhaps a remote possibility that he so changes the Constitution, but maybe the Elites have decided, they have sufficiently socially engineered the population, that they can let go of their judicial dictatorship in this instance?

    I do not have your faith in the system.

    I don’t have that much faith! But hope springs eternal. If I could I would have a revolution, except I’m afraid what would replace it would be even worse – have you looked at comment boards these days ;) ?

  368. Ron Unz says:

    I’m very pleased to see that the author of this column was interviewed on PressTV:

    • Replies: @Marat
  369. CalDre says:

    Saw Kavanaugh’s Induction Ceremony. RB Ginsburg looked at death’s door, couldn’t hold her head up. Shriveled old lady, almost 86. Can she outlast Trump? Doubtful.

    Speaking of biased justices: https://twitter.com/larryelder/status/1048697173385207808

    • Replies: @Beefcake the Mighty
  370. @CalDre

    Are you saying she’s unfit for work (see what I did there)?

    • Replies: @CalDre
  371. CalDre says:
    @Beefcake the Mighty

    A 25th Amendment proceeding? Hmm, applies only to the President. But … Justices shall only hold their offices “during good behaviour”. Whose to say dementia doesn’t lead to bad behavior?

  372. Anon[144] • Disclaimer says:

    “I’m very pleased to see that the author of this column was interviewed on PressTV”

    But how many people will see it? Both RT and PressTV have been downranked into obscurity by YouTube and/or outright banned or restricted in other countries.

  373. F0337 says:
    @Rurik

    Indeed. The clear majority of crimes against truth (not) published by our mass media are crimes of omission. And if you are a student of this phenomenon, the degree of lock-step among the major media outlets is little short of astonishing in its dependability–and its precision.

    • Agree: Mike P
    • Replies: @Rurik
  374. Mike P says:
    @Beefcake the Mighty

    It was probably just “12345″ or “password”.

  375. anarchyst says:
    @Rurik

    The mainstream media has always been dishonest. From the “yellow journalism” of the late 1800s and early 1900s to today’s “fake news”, journalism has shown its true (communist) roots.
    From the lies about the Spanish-American war to the New York Times’ walter duranty hiding the truth about and denying the artificially engineered and forced communist “famine” in the Ukraine, to the lies about the 1968 Viet Nam communist Tet offensive (a military victory for the South Vietnamese and American troops) reported by walter cronkite as a military defeat, cronkite and his ilk were successful in prolonging the Viet Nam war for years, giving “aid and comfort” to the enemy, who bragged about being supported by the U S media.
    Look at NBCs doctoring of GMC truck gas tanks, rigging them to explode, and the deliberate mischaracterization of George Zimmerman’s conversation withe the 911 dispatcher, deleting a key phrase, as well as showing Trayvon Martin as a 12-year-old cherub rather than his more recent “thug” facebook picture.
    The media has become a “fifth column” of the government and is not to be trusted. The CIA has had its hooks in the media since the 1950s. In fact, Hollywood script writers were paid to insert anti-drug messages in their scripts during the “drug hysteria” period of the 1980s through 2000s. Today, we have “crisis actors” embedded in our government and media, the same “crisis actors” who keep showing up, being used in every (fake) “crisis”. The mainstream media keeps parroting these impostors, thinking that we are stupid, not being able to see through their lies and deceptions.
    To our advantage, we now have the internet, which gives the ordinary citizen the ability to see through the deceptions and lies, and the capability to be real “journalists”, quite often getting and reporting the story TRUTHFULLY before the mainstream media.
    In fact, there are calls by “mainstream media” to “license” journalists, in an attempt to keep these “citizen journalists” out…twenty years ago, any journalist suggesting such a scheme would have been thrown out, but nowadays…who knows?

    • Replies: @Rurik
  376. Precious says:
    @Deschutes

    Thanks for the good vibes and spirited discussion fellow American!

    Your welcome. Just an FYI, coat hangers have been flimsy plastic for quite some time. And now you know why…16 D chess didn’t start in 2016.

  377. anon[394] • Disclaimer says:
    @David William Pear

    I’d much rather live under so called imperial powers of an elected president who’s only around for 8 years at most than under the powers of unelected life long tenure minions of satan who can force the elected presidents to do vicious genocidal things to Whites such as forcing White children to be abused, beaten robbed tortured and even raped by black Orcs.

    Just the noise of the Orcs screeching all day can make a White deaf. And there are millions of White women who have life long bladder infections because the Orc females ruled the school bathrooms and the White girls couldn’t use them because the Orc females lay in wait and beat and injured the White girls. The school authorities did nothing about the abuse and mistreatment of White children and teachers by the Orcs because of the unelected life tenure minions of satan on the federal courts.

    The satanic supreme scumbags have been the enemy of all Whites since 1956. Then along came Griggs and Kaiser affirmative action cases. Justice Brennan in 13 words made Whites unemployable untouchables and removed 14th amendment protection from us

    “disparate representation is in and of itself clear and present evidence of discrimination”

  378. Rurik says:
    @F0337

    the degree of lock-step among the major media outlets is little short of astonishing in its dependability–and its precision.

    Yes, and not just by the ((media)), the entire civilizational edifice of the dying ((murdered)) Western world are under an unilateral power.

    Consider the lock-step march to war on Iraq, all based on lies, and obviously a war crime.

    And yet.. as one they (Western governments and media in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, N. America) all pretend like it wasn’t a war crime. Even in Eastern Europe, the devil’s pretense is enforced.

    Of course it was a war crime, just as the wars on Afghanistan and Libya and Syria were all war crimes. Let’s not leave out McCain/Nuland’s murderous putsch in Ukraine.

    All war crimes.

    And yes, they were and are all being waged to bolster Israel, as the lying press and politicians all fall in line like so many goose-stepping war pigs at the Zio-$lop trough.

    We’re all aware of that.

    My problem is when those in the putative ‘alternative’ universe of Internet free journalists and truth-tellers… also tell lies in support of their myriad and nefarious agendas, like this fellow here, who’s clearly butt-hurt over a White, male, CIS, Christian being exalted to a powerful position, when we all know his objections are not over the wars, (because he never even mentions the motivation for all these wars), but are in reality due to his shitlib views on life that elevate pampered, narcissistic millionaire football players to hero status – because they’re black, and therefor numinous and heroic and most of all - victims.. according to the shitlib spiritual rot in their empty and hollow souls.

    Here’s a clue:

    Some victims of police brutality are indeed young black males. Freddie Grey was such a young black male, who was tortured to death by cop.

    But because the cop mostly responsible, was himself black, the story just didn’t fit The Narrative; (all White men and only White men are racists) so it get’s hushed, just like all the White men murdered by cop, (or murdered by blacks or illegal immigrants or any other first class citizen) are never mentioned in the (((msm))).

    But if a story fits their shitlib, lying, murderous narrative, then even if there isn’t a shred of truth to it, (Duke Lacrosse “rapists”, “hands up- don’t shoot”, etc…) they’ll bullhorn the vicious lie to the ends of the planet.

    I confess that at a point, I even bristle when shitlibs make occasional sense, like when they notice that the wars are counter productive, (to spending those trillions on their pets), or that the police state is Orwellian and burgeoning, because occasionally one of their own,

    get run over by that train.

    (or should I say bus. I was a subscriber to Rolling Stone when they wrote their obit for Michael Hastings, [RIP]. As you’d expect, they tossed his murdered body under the bus).

    Shitlibs suck in more ways than one.

  379. Rurik says:
    @anarchyst

    The mainstream media has always been dishonest.

    to the New York Times’ walter duranty hiding the truth about and denying the artificially engineered and forced communist “famine” in the Ukraine,

    Of course you’re right about all of that Anarchyst, I saved the one about Ukraine because that was one hell of a doozy.

    But yes, they are and basically always have been lying POS.

    To our advantage, we now have the internet, which gives the ordinary citizen the ability to see through the deceptions and lies

    Agree!

    and it is for those reasons.. that the MSM are lying rats, (with apologies to four legged rats), that we’ve all become so grateful for the opportunity the Internet has provided to spread the truth, that on occasion I become a bit annoyed with those who continue to use this venue to continue to spread their lies. So long as their lies support their narrow and fallacious and sinister agendas.

  380. @Mike P

    Most likely. Or “penis”, given liberal proclivities.

  381. I don’t care. Kavanaugh is our chance to reverse 80 years of Left-wing bias on SCOTUS. It’s about time that we have a Constitution back again.

    • Agree: Marat
  382. Christo says:

    You’re an idiot Pear. Receiving E-mails does not count as being “read” and not even in possession either. Haven’t you heard of Hillary Clinton?

  383. Marat says:
    @MarkinLA

    There’s also the angle that Bush would be obligated to help get Kavanaugh through, completely independant of Trump. Both Brett and Ashley worked closely with the Bushes. Very closely. Make of that what you may …

  384. Marat says:
    @J1234

    As a side note we might add that all of this is SOP. Not that it’s an “excuse” in this particular case, but it’s just a fact of life, especially if there are competing interests working toward what will be a profound outcome. Pretending this isn’t going on all the time on both sides is deep denial, like pretending an outcome isn’t worth the trouble. Tell that to any corporation, intelligence agency or the State Department.

  385. Marat says:
    @Ron Unz

    At least Kavanaugh isn’t John Choon Yoo. And at least there’s a chance he won’t be as creative as Kennedy. Let’s hope he stays that way and even improves over time.

  386. @David William Pear

    300,000 Americans die every year from medical error, much of that from overprescrption of dubious medicines (e.g. statins benefit roughly 3% of those to whom they are prescribed, but give 23% of those prescribed serious secondary health issues like rhabdomyalisis, kidney damage, increased deposits of calcium in arteries, and even cataracts).

    Maybe Americans need less, but more thoughtful healthcare.

    Illegal immigrants are a serious drain on resources generated by legal residents that rightly should be reserved to legal residents.

    The police state in America is more the byproduct of the War on Drugs, which is primarily aimed at undercutting the business of the oligarchs in Big Pharma.

    • Agree: Marat
    • Replies: @The Alarmist
  387. @Mike P

    As a committee staffer, Miranda had access to the server on which the documents were stored. If they didn’t want the documents to leak, the Dems should never have stored them on the server.

    • Agree: Beefcake the Mighty
  388. @The Alarmist

    Mistyped there … the War on Drugs is aimed at preventing the undercutting of the business of the oligarchs of Big Pharma.

  389. Freebird says:

    A nonsense article ——– a lot of blather with no evidence to back up the claims made in the article ———- maybe Kavanaugh got the emails — provide proof ——– maybe Kavanaugh messed with Ford ——— but no proof, no evidence, and no one to vouch for the story except Ford herself ——– as stated a truly waste of space article filled with innuendo, false accusations, and nonsense —— the very fact that Kavanaugh underwent 8 intense FBI investigations over the last couple of decades pokes a giant hole in the Ford trial balloon meant to derail his confirmation

  390. Marat says:
    @pennydrop

    Obama was also fine with droning – Americans too.

  391. Penguin says:
    @David William Pear

    But you’re just flat out wrong about her testimony. Nothing about any portion of it is credible. It ranges from 1) none of her own sources will corroborate anything, 2) her own sources contradict her, to 3) accusations that are unmitigated horseshit fabrications (Swetnick and Ramirez).

    Your failure to have perceived these realities undermines your credibility.

  392. Wonderful author who see what no one else does: a true wonder and guard of truth.

  393. Miggle says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    Read Frazier Hunt, The Untold Story of Douglas MacArthur. I don’t have a copy here but look at the first page of each chapter and you’ll quickly find it. When the news of Pearl Harbor reaches MacArthur he is stunned. It couldn’t possibly be a surprise attack. The biographer doesn’t say that it couldn’t. He doesn’t specifically state the obvious, but makes it very obvious. The matter of the Philippines having one of those amazing new machines is stated very clearly. It’s one of the things that would make a surprise attack impossible. He quotes other writers on the subject, who again make it very clear that Pearl Harbor was intentionally left exposed.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  394. Miggle says:
    @Aimee Smith

    Please read Alison Weir’s _Against Our Better Judgement: The Hidden History of How the US Was Used to Create Israel_ to see documentation of the duplicity of Brandeis.

    I have it. And I’ve read Chapter Three and all its Endnotes. She doesn’t seem to mention there particular lies. She makes it very plain that he was totally unscrupulous, and that, while on the Supreme Court, he was a leader of the Parushim, an “elitist secret society” and “a secret underground guerilla force determined to influence the course of events in a quiet, anonymous way.” And that he recruited members for it from the Jewish elite.

    Duplicity, yes.

    Totally unscrupulous, a hidden enemy of the USA sitting on the Supreme Court of the USA.

    And Israel Shahak in Jewish History… makes it clear that lying to Gentiles is part of Judaism.

    So certainly Brandeis lied. But I didn’t see a specific example.

    There’s more under his name in the Index and I haven’t checked it all. But anyway, totally unscrupulous, and he would have told all the lies he wanted to tell, no doubt.

  395. @Miggle

    Let’s explore this interesting issue, starting with what you have relied on and not ignoring my question about MacArthur. I Googled “what machine did the United States have for decoding Japanese messages in 1941″ and that of course opened up lots of relevant material. First I read

    https://www.encyclopedia.com/politics/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/world-war-ii-united-states-breaking-japanese-naval-codes

    Here I found the information that what appeared to be the key Japanese cipher/code, called JN-25 [JN for Japanese Navy], was introduced in 1939 but not cracked until January 1942. Your turn next!

    And, BTW, have you anything on my contention (from distant memoryl) that MacArthur knew about Pearl Harbor but still failed to prevent most US military aircraft being destroyed on the ground? It is of course hardly consistent with his believing that the Pearl Harbor attack must have been detectable in Hawaii.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  396. peterAUS says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    …MacArthur knew about Pearl Harbor but still failed to prevent most US military aircraft being destroyed on the ground?…

    If I may, briefly.

    That’s a complicated story, involving tons of politics, mountains of ego and basics of human nature.Geopolitics, economy and similar stuff too.

    Starts with McArthur being asked, practically retired, to do something. He accepted it.
    Then his ego took over in doing his job.All that in the climate of pre-WW2 USA.
    Then Pearl Harbor and its (I believe shocking) impact on the man.

    Bottom line, he made grave error in judgement then and there.

    Realities, circumstances, again then and there, saved him (Kimmel, Short).

    I suggest visiting “Historum” to read a couple of good related posts there.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  397. @peterAUS

    Thank you. It is more or less in line with my belief or understanding of what happened. It leaves me no less curious about MacArthur having machines which could break the Japanese codes/ciphers and which were not available at Pearl Harbor AND which would have allowed Kimmel and Short – but not MacArthur apparently – to know about the impending attack.

    • Replies: @peterAUS
  398. peterAUS says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    Thank you.

    No prob.
    We, commoners, have to help our elites:).
    All we want from them is to be “noblesse oblige”.

    It leaves me no less curious about MacArthur having machines which could break the Japanese codes/ciphers…

    Auh.
    That’s one of “those” topics.
    My take:
    He didn’t have it.

    Books were written about that; zillion pages of Internet debates. Pass…..

    I seem to recollect your approach to similar topics. A person close, or even belonging to “them”. People in real power. You, apparently, know how it all works.
    No need to invent ….ahm…theories…where simple organizational incompetence would suffice.

    Millions of men were lost in history of warfare because a couple of guys at top made a simple mistake. Now, why they made those mistakes is another topic, but, that’s it.

    I’ve seen three star generals in action (or so I say….). I’ve seen them making mistakes of a type which a junior lieutenant gets reprimanded for. Errare humanum est. Even Romans got that.
    The thing is, of course, having a mechanism in place to see and, more importantly, react to that. Some got it, have it…some never will.

    I am sure you already knew all that.

    And, again, that Historum site has some good info about that particular issue of WW2. The site is heavily moderated, BUT, several of those people are real scholars, authors, professors and such. Good thing also is, kooks and amateurs aren’t allowed to take time/space there.
    BTW, never posted there. Know my place. Besides, it IS a bit too “bookish” for my taste. Still, some good info there for sure.

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