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So far, the FBI report demanded by the Democrats and Jeff Flake hasn’t leaked, But the Democratic Senators who have been shown it didn’t seem to see much they could use in it. So they are reduced to demanding the investigation be lengthened and widened.

 
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  1. J.Ross says: • Website

    OT — IT IS THE SIGN, NOW WE CAN BEGIN
    Swedish girl pulls ancient Viking sword from lake; pic is cutest and coolest thing you will see today. Bonus: her name is Saga.
    https://www.thelocal.se/20181004/eight-year-old-swedish-girl-pulls-1000-year-old-sword-from-lake

  2. Dems, like New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, who called the expanded background check a “bullshit investigation,” are using harsher language about the FBI than Trump ever did.

    O/T Menendez’s senate opponent is running on the tagline “Send in a marine”

    • Replies: @Dave Pinsen
    , @Anonymous
  3. Lagertha says:

    No, it’s all ovah. They would look truly pathetic. It is sort of like going into the 5th overtime in a wrestling championship: you gotta be young and fit. Those Democrats look completely wasted. They probably can’t think straight anymore – plus, the dumb-ass aide who doxxed the Republican Senators, is being arrested. So, something bad will happen to them if they delay anymore: they should fear the public.

    OT: Donald should ignore this entire episode now: MOVE ON! Give it a rest until K is confirmed.

  4. Anonymous[264] • Disclaimer says:

    Some liberal/progressive friends of mine have called the investigation “a scam”.

  5. Turns out Flake’s proposal for an additional FBI investigation was a good idea for the Republicans.

    The additional week:
    - Cooled the national temperature down
    - Took advantage of the short attention span of most voters who no longer care about this
    - Made Democratic claims of an incomplete investigation look like the partisan ploy it is

    • Replies: @Wilkey
    , @Anon
  6. Some highlights:

    Shelley Moore

    “There was no new corroborating evidence. I’m satisfied it was comprehensive, so I feel confident in the report. I’ll just reaffirm my support for Judge Kavanaugh. You have to look at the facts, and the facts present a challenge for her story.”

    Dianne Feinstein:

    “What I can say is that the most notable part of this report is what’s not in it.”

  7. JimB says:

    Why am I not surprised the FBI found nothing on a guy who graduated first in his class in Yale? Who know beer was a great way to boost your GPA?

  8. donut says:

    Our president has the same issues as we all do :

  9. Anonymous[276] • Disclaimer says:

    Another WASP, who was the last WASP on the Supreme Court, comes out to say Kavanaugh is too much of an Irish lout to be on the Supreme Court:

  10. After Kavanaugh is confirmed, stock up on plenty of popcorn for the next SC justice Trump nominates!

  11. jJay says:

    The ex-boyfriend who wrote the letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee swearing that Ford helped couch her BFF on how to pass a lie detector test for an FBI job is a heavy-hitter Coldwell banker real-estate agent.

    He has since pulled his Internet presence. He dealt mostly with Malibu property. I am sure you are aware of that, Steve. That, more than the SCOTUS confirmation drama, is in your wheelhouse. Take your time, but I am looking forward to a post on this.

    • Replies: @Thirdtwin
  12. Arclight says:

    As Russ Feingold once said while rallying the troops: “the game’s not over until we win!” Pretty much explains current Democratic antics.

  13. donut says:

    How many sketches does an artist discard before he creates his masterpiece ?

    and what makes a masterpiece ?

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

  14. Tiny Duck says:

    Kavanaugh is a liar. He will NEVER be a SCH

    True patriots will see to it

    We NEED the investigation to last as long as it takes for something to be found or there are no traitorous republicans to vote for the rapist

  15. Thomas says:
    @Hardcore Libertardian

    The Reddit is speculating something in that report has DiFi spooked. She did call for it to be kept confidential. https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/9ld8fu/this_is_feinstein_just_after_she_read_the_new/

  16. @Redneck farmer

    If it’s Amy Coney Barrett nominated to replace Ginsberg, it’s going to be another bloodbath.

    The theme will be separation of church and state, because Barrett is not only a devout Roman Catholic, but belongs to a charismatic parachurch group called ‘People of Praise’ that advocates male headship/women as ‘handmaidens’. It has the potential to be even more bitter than this one.

  17. vinny says:

    Not entirely sure why we’re all going to bat for some Invade the World, Invite the World lackey.

  18. gregor says:

    Not surprising. I mean, what was there to investigate? There’s no forensic or DNA evidence in play. That leaves witnesses and if the Democrats had any good ones we’d already know about them.

    At this point they seem to be pivoting to saying the investigation must be extended indefinitely, that Kavanaugh supposedly perjured himself by downplaying his drinking, or that Kavanaugh lacks the appropriate “temperament” since he had the nerve to get indignant when they launched their smear campaign. Complete desperation. And transparently dishonest.

    • Replies: @Forbes
    , @J.Ross
  19. @J.Ross

    If it’s OT, post it somewhere else. This crap is getting ridiculous.

    • Replies: @Simon
  20. @Tiny Duck

    Aww, Ducky.

    Maybe you should try to comment before you start on the Olde English 64 ounce.

    And if you are really serious about your prediction, you might go out and put down a couple large on PredictIt.com. The “Kava-Naw” contracts can be had for a very attractive 20 cents per.

    https://www.predictit.org/Contract/12469/Will-Brett-Kavanaugh-be-the-next-confirmed-Supreme-Court-justice#data

    • LOL: gsjackson
  21. Luke Lea says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Hopefully Trump’s next Supreme Court nominee will be a Protestant from the Mid-West.

  22. jJay says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    I could do without a hard-core mystic on the SCOTUS but I am interested on what the Dem’s 11th hour play on Barrett’s nomination would be. I doubt alcoholic, frat boy, rapist will work on her.

    Barrett was Trump’s trump card, which he held, in this deal. The poker analogy doesn’t work well because he turned over all his cards at the start. But I think Trump had a “go ahead and raise me if you dare” poker strategy in mind with the Barrett card face up and unplayed on the table.

    • Replies: @Coemgen
    , @Anonymous
  23. Anon[151] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    Old man yells at cloud.

  24. @Anonym

    She is contemplating how to defend herself against charges of organizing a conspiracy to defame. Plus she’s just gotten word that the Febreze spray can no longer mask the scent of decomposition in the late Justice Ginsburg’s chambers.

    • Replies: @gsjackson
  25. @Luke Lea

    The only person I can think of who could sail through the next Supreme Court nomination process is the Star Child from 2001: A Space Odyssey. Anyone else will go through hell.

    • Replies: @neutral
    , @sabril
  26. Forbes says:
    @Hardcore Libertardian

    DiFi: “What I can say is that the most notable part of this report is what’s not in it.”

    True. There is not any corroborating evidence in the report. That is certainly notable.

  27. donut says:


    Please adopt me or they will gas me tomorrow .

    Once when the ship was anchored in SF the local news had a segment at the end where they gassed the doggy of the day in the local pound . It was intended to get people to stop buying dogs from pet stores and get them from the pound . There was an outcry from the do gooders as you can imagine .

    But is he housebroken ?

    • LOL: Redneck farmer
    • Replies: @Pericles
  28. BB753 says:
    @Luke Lea

    I know I keep repeating myself but the Supreme Court really needs a Confucian Chinese -American to put some order in the non-venerable institution, inject some common sense, cleanse the Court of talmudic interpretations and respect the literality of the Constitution. We need a badass, no-nonsense, conservative and pragmatic Chinaman! Are there any such candidates out there? Someone like detective Charlie Chan turned lawyer.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
    , @J.Ross
    , @Anonymous
  29. donut says:
    2554819

    I mean the original not post war cheap copies .

  30. Forbes says:
    @gregor

    Moving the goalposts–it’s what Democrats do. Along with name calling when they’ve lost the argument or the vote.

  31. Wilkey says:
    @NJ Transit Commuter

    “Turns out Flake’s proposal for an additional FBI investigation was a good idea for the Republicans.”

    Yes, the Dems thought keeping it in the news another week would be to their benefit. But that was only going to be the case if the FBI found dirt on Kavanaugh, because it probably would’ve delayed confirmation of a new nominee until after the election.

    But the increasingly desperate effort to smear Kavanaugh only served to remind people of how awful, anti-white male the Democrats have become and helped to increase enthusiasm among Republican voters. The Dems are like some half-wit gang of terrorists who filled their car with explosives only to have it blow up no one but themselves, and take half their mosque with them.

    • Agree: Travis
    • Replies: @JimB
  32. Forbes says:

    FOX is reporting that the FBI report is a thousand pages long, FWIW.

  33. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @vinny

    Someone’s going to smite you with a red pom pom, you ConcernTrollCuckBoomer!

  34. The way Steve describes it, this investigation is the Democrats’ main thrust, so naturally they want it longer and wider. They’re not happy being stumped.

    • Replies: @Svigor
  35. donut says:

    Here’s a thought someone with some trolling skills should convince NPR to bring on some Muzzie to recite the “holy quaran” . That is if they haven’t already .

  36. istevefan says:
    @Anonymous

    Actually if you were going to oppose Judge K., the best issue to do so would be his temperament at the hearing. Trying to base it upon his record or his college drinking days is a no-go. Ironically it was the democrats’ shit test of him that brought out an anger in him that was unbecoming a SC justice.

    As for me I want him confirmed just because we are in a culture war and we cannot allow the left to behave like they have and win. However, if this was still the America of yesteryear, I’d question whether he really did have the temperament to be on the SC. Now I will take a right-wing partisan because we so desperately need to roll back the rot. But in another time and place, I’d not vote for him based upon his demeanor.

  37. @Anonymous

    That’s why he was the last one. Maybe once he’s gone to his just reward we can get another chance to redeem ourselves.

    • Replies: @Barnard
  38. istevefan says:

    But the Democratic Senators who have been shown it didn’t seem to see much they could use in it. So they are reduced to demanding the investigation be lengthened and widened.

    I think the democrats need to learn that an old sexual assault charge is hard to prove especially when the alleged victim never reported it to the authorities or told anyone for 30 some years. In the end this proved too difficult to make stick because Kavanaugh had too good of a reputation. It might have worked on Judge Moore last year, but that was partially because Moore seemed too kooky for most people. Judge K. does not.

    In the future I suggest the democrats just bring someone forward who will claim that a republican senate candidate, SC justice nominee or fill-in-the-blank called someone the N-word years ago. Given that this was not a crime until about 10 years ago, there would have been no reason to report said infraction to the authorities 30 years ago, so the lack of a police report would not be a show stopper. I think this would be much harder for the person to deny, because let’s face it, pretty much all whites who are over 30 years of age have most likely used the N-word in private among friends. The guy would basically have to admit that was the language he used in high school, and he is not proud of it. It would be much tougher to stay in the race once that happened.

  39. J.Ross says: • Website
    @gregor

    Future Supreme Court nominee hearings will be like the opening sequence of Blade Runner, with a sort of lie detector measuring reactions.
    So this girl is on the bed –
    What girl?
    Doesn’t matter what girl. She’s on the bed. And you’re holding her down.
    Why would I be doing that?
    I don’t know, you tell me. And you’re laughing.
    No.
    Yes you are judge Chen, you’re laughing and laughing, and the girl looks like she’s in pain.
    No.
    She’s trying to say something, the word’s not coming out, it sounds like — boo’
    [gunshots and breaking office furniture]

    • LOL: Achilles
  40. Michael S says:
    @istevefan

    Dude, seriously? A multimillion dollar nationwide defamation campaign including false rape accusations, gang rape accusations, death threats against him and his family, being banned from his alma mater and grilled over trivial bullshit like comments in his high school yearbook, and you’d have opposed his nomination on “demeanor” grounds at any time and in any place, because he dared to fight back?

    In other words, the only mitigating factor is that the Democrats got caught. That they were just a little too transparent in their agenda. If they’d played it a little smarter, you’d have backed their play like a good little cuck. Wonderful.

  41. J.Ross says: • Website
    @istevefan

    In the America of yesteryear you could do a lot more than bark at a person falsely accusing you of being a rapist, and the yesterer the year, the more you could do.

    • Replies: @Corn
  42. Svigor says:
    @Anonymous

    I commend your discriminating senses; most people can’t pick out one Anglo-Saxon, with a whole Jewish orchestra playing.

    • Replies: @Rob McX
    , @Anonymous
  43. J.Ross says: • Website

    SEE! Orrin Hatch tell a coven of protesters to “grow up!”

  44. Twinkie says:
    @istevefan

    However, if this was still the America of yesteryear

    Robert Bork ring a bell?

    In this mythical America where all are civil, the Democrats who orchestrated this slander wouldn’t have been elected as senators and Kavanaugh would be cool as a cucumber in a hearing.

    Give me a break. What real man wouldn’t get angry after wrongly being accused of being a teenage gang rapist in front of his wife and young children?

    • Replies: @istevefan
    , @Neuday
  45. Twinkie says:
    @istevefan

    A black kid called me a “yellow nigger” once in high school. Does that count?

  46. Ironically it was the democrats’ shit test of him that brought out an anger in him that was unbecoming a SC justice.

    …in another time and place, I’d not vote for him based upon his demeanor.

    I respectfully disagree. You are parroting the Democrat line.

    Kavanaugh was put in a double bind: maintain proper demeanor and allow yourself to get beat up and your country’s mores to be destroyed, or fight back with proper vigor.

    His behavior made me and millions of other Americans like him more.

    We have to let men be men. That includes rightful anger as well as boyhood shenanigans.

    If we continue to cut off our balls in the name of not offending those who already hate us, we will all be wearing pussy hats when the Chinese foreclose on our homes, Affirmatively Furthered blacks move into our towns at our expense, and Pakistanis come and pimp out our daughters.

    Stop being so damned nice!

    • Agree: L Woods, Travis, BenKenobi
    • LOL: Forbes
  47. @istevefan

    “I think this would be much harder for the person to deny, because let’s face it, pretty much all whites who are over 30 years of age have most likely used the N-word in private among friends.”

    I disagree. I haven’t (age 57) and I don’t think most of my friends have.

  48. istevefan says:
    @Twinkie

    A black kid called me a “yellow nigger” once in high school. Does that count?

    I’ve never heard that one. I’ve heard of wiggers, but not that.

  49. @Desiderius

    That article is spot on.

    Furthermore, as a practicing criminal trial lawyer, I would add that the “judicial temperament” argument the Dems are playing up is a load of crap. I have seen some very good trial judges go off on attorneys who show up to court unprepared in a manner that would make a a lot of people cry.

    I think it is totally appropriate for a judge to do this. It is disrespectful to the court and the legal profession to show up to court unprepared. The notion that judges should sit on the bench and never show any emotion is ridiculous.

    What the Dems tried to do to Kavanaugh is far worse than anything I have ever seen from an incompetent or unprepared attorney in a court room. Kavanaugh reacted exactly as he should have.

    • Replies: @donut
  50. Anon[121] • Disclaimer says:

    Fish rots from the head.

    When the Power demonstrated that it’s OKAY to use lies and conspiracy to push a certain cause because it is SO JUST, then everyone gets the message that Lies are Okay IF they serve the Cause. Justice-Hustling is the New Justice. Hoax is okay IF it serves the Good Guys(and Gals).

    • Replies: @Marat
  51. While the Democrats are pinned down by an inebriated rapist Trump is out stumping for MAGA.

    • LOL: Marat, Twinkie
  52. istevefan says:
    @Twinkie

    Robert Bork ring a bell?

    In this mythical America where all are civil, the Democrats who orchestrated this slander wouldn’t have been elected as senators and Kavanaugh would be cool as a cucumber in a hearing.

    Bork was 30 years ago. The rot was already set in place then. I think you have to go back further, before my time, to find that America that no longer exists.

    Give me a break. What real man wouldn’t get angry after wrongly being accused of being a teenage gang rapist in front of his wife and young children?

    Being angry is not the problem. Showing anger in public, weeping in public and sounding partisan are the problem in my book. We are talking about being one of the nine members of the SC.

    Think of it this way. When they recruited the Mercury 7 astronauts they did not take the 7 best pilots. They did not take the 7 smartest engineering minds. They did not take the 7 most physically fit men. They had to take the 7 guys that were the complete package. You need the guy with ice water in his veins who is not going to be rattled no matter what happens.

    Recall the Apollo 13 mishap. The guys on board were cool as ice as they methodically followed instructions to troubleshoot the myriad of problems on that mission. There were moments on that flight were the odds were great that they would never see their families again and would be marooned in space. Yet they never broke down.

    I am not saying it’s easy to do this. I cannot do that. I would lose my temper for sure. But then again I am not trying to become a Mercury 7 astronaut or a SC justice.

    Judge K. got a raw deal. He has every right to be angry. But a SC justice must be able to detach himself from emotions.

    As I said, I don’t really care anymore. It’s too late now for such standards. I’ll take a rabid right-wing partisan on the SC any time I get the chance. If I had my way Patrick Buchanan would be on the SC.

  53. J.Ross says: • Website

    OT ChicagoDoomed? Anon said,

    Here’s a quick rundown:
    2014
    Dindu being a Dindu who Dindu nuffin
    Has a 3 inch knife on him
    Police get called to the area
    Our guy Van Dyke shows up
    Shoots Dindu 16 times
    Riots happen
    Fast forward to now
    Van Dyke on trial for first degree murder, judge allows jury to give him second degree murder charges just in case
    Every individual shot is a separate [c]harge of assault with a deadly weapon
    Jury deliberating right now
    Dindus all over the city promise to “shut down the city” aka they’re going to burn, loot, shoot, and all blame does evil huwhites for their behavior
    Police on 12 hour days, no days off for the foreseeable future.
    Emergency rooms expecting mass casualties(sister is a nurse)

    https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/chicago-police-jason-van-dyke-laquan-mcdonald-verdict-4000-officers/

    • Replies: @Sammler
    , @Hibernian
  54. @istevefan

    Federal appellate judges are up in the clouds debating textual minutiae and broad policy with their law clerks and other judges. They don’t need any particular kind of temperament.

  55. J.Ross says: • Website
    @istevefan

    But a SC justice must be able to detach himself from emotions.

    Why? Where does that come from? Ever had recordings of their sessions? We’re not talking about a test pilot, surgeon, EMT, or cop here. There is no rush or emergency, to ensure that they have time to consider things thoroughly. They deliberate, sitting at table or desk, sometimes over days. Should they also be able to re-assemble a stripped rifle in the dark?

  56. Clyde says:
    @istevefan

    You flunked my shit test……you caved like a victim of Stockholm Syndrome. Pathetic.

    • Replies: @istevefan
  57. Simon says:
    @The Plutonium Kid

    Yeah yeah, point well taken, but you picked the absolutely worst thing to complain about. I was glad to learn of the story, and the photo’s really cute.

  58. Thomas says:

    If you follow things on Twitter, it looks like this confirmation is still up in the air, and is by no means a sure thing. They have a cloture vote tomorrow with up to 4 Republican Senators who are unknowns (Collins, Murkowski, Sasse, and Flake), and Joe Manchin as the only Democrat “maybe” left. Flake has still been a weak sister today having “issues” and wanting to talk to Chris Coons. And Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) is away on Saturday for his daughter’s wedding.

    Democrats and the Left are pulling out all the stops and not caring how insane they look anymore, with the WaPo editorial page issuing its first “no” recommendation since Bork, the list of law profs signing against Kavanaugh up to 2,400 now, over 300 arrests of protestors in DC today, and that creepy Democrat staffer who was doxxing Republican Senators (and apparently threatening to doxx their kids too). I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s something else tomorrow morning to try to scotch the cloture vote at the last minute. This really is the hill the cat-lady Dem base is prepared to die on.

    • Replies: @Clyde
    , @Svigor
  59. jJay says:
    @Anonym

    Do not spike the football. Do not dance in the end zone.

    jJay’s untested, but succinct, definitions of liberals and conservatives:

    A liberal thinks he’s going to win soon.

    A conservative thinks the game goes on forever.

    • Replies: @Scotty Lundegaard
  60. J.Ross says: • Website

    Follow-up to Chicago: I won’t link it but among the flyers being aggressively passed out and posted by anti-cop activists is one with a picture of Van Dyke’s house and exhortations to burn it down, whichever way the verdict goes.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
  61. Clyde says:
    @Thomas

    If you follow things on Twitter, it looks like this confirmation is still up in the air, and is by no means a sure thing. They have a cloture vote tomorrow with up to 4 Republican Senators who are unknowns (Collins, Murkowski, Sasse, and Flake), and Joe Manchin as the only Democrat “maybe” left. Flake has still been a weak sister today having “issues” and wanting to talk to Chris Coons.

    Here is your best case scenario and mine too. Kav will still get to the Supreme Court. All the Senators you mention are doing head fakes to the left to keep the leftist swarming loonies at bay and away. They don’t want a Jeff Flake moment in the elevator.

    • Replies: @Thomas
  62. Coemgen says:
    @istevefan

    But a SC justice must be able to detach himself from emotions.

    So, you do not want Supreme Court Justices who are impassioned defenders of the rule-of-law.

  63. ChrisZ says:
    @istevefan

    I’m surprised I haven’t heard anyone justify Kav by saying that he showed a temperament for passionately defending the innocently accused. Who would say that’s a bad thing?

    As for “temperament” as a qualification, I feel we should have learned back in the days of Obama (“a first-rate temperament” per Chris Buckley) that it’s content-free: just an important-sounding but empty compliment. Pretty faint praise, really.

    • Replies: @Jake Barnes
  64. 22pp22 says:
    @J.Ross

    I liked your comment.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  65. MBlanc46 says:
    @Lagertha

    The Dems might be defeated, but they will all vote against K. Enough Repub traitors will join the Dems and pull their chestnuts from the fire.

    • Replies: @Lagertha
    , @anon
  66. J.Ross says: • Website
    @22pp22

    Why, thank you. Wait’ll the new ones get through.

  67. This whole controversy would have been avoided if Brett had killed Christine in 1982.

    He almost did.

    But then Mark jumped onto the bed and distracted him.

    ======

    Someone in Hollywood should make a teen comedy movie in which Brett does kill Christine by covering her mouth.

    Then Brett and Mark — while both are very drunk — would have to sneak Christine’s dead body out of the house and hide it somewhere.

    Brett might have his parents’ car, and Christine’s body might be put into the trunk.

    But then the car might slide into a river.

    What a hilarious predicament for Brett and Mark !!!!

    The movie should be set in 1982, featuring the fashions, stuff and music of that year.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    , @Pericles
  68. MBlanc46 says:
    @Tiny Duck

    Oops. You almost showed your true colors in that last sentence.

  69. MBlanc46 says:
    @vinny

    Because They hate him so much.

  70. Dr. X says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    I don’t want Barrett.

    No more females, especially ones with Haitian babies. If she’s on the SCOTUS hearing a Second Amendment case and somebody shoots up a school the day after oral arguments, I don’t trust Mom to uphold my Constitutional rights.

    Besides, if Trump were to nominate her, don’t you think the Dems would destroy her worse than Kavanaugh? They’d probably some pay partisan hack to testify that she was a high-school whore and the entire basketball team ran a train on her, got her pregnant, and paid for her abortion.

  71. @istevefan

    … But a SC justice must be able to detach himself from emotions.

    There is every indication in his 27 year long professional record that he is, in fact, very good at doing just that. Weigh that against his single angry denunciation of his persecutors, who have falsely accused him of being a teenage drunk gang-rapist, publicly—a slander that has surely reached the ears of his young daughters.

    The following opinions, by former Attorney General Mike Mukasey and law professor Eugene Volokh, are relevant.

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2018/10/04/on_the_question_of_judicial_temperament_138257.html

    https://reason.com/volokh/2018/10/02/my-thoughts-on-the-judicial-temperament

    Quite unexpectedly , the Washington Post today carries a character testimonial by a law firm partner.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ive-known-brett-kavanaugh-for-his-entire-professional-life-it-would-be-an-honor-to-address-him-as-justice/2018/10/04/46a2a67a-c816-11e8-9158-09630a6d8725_story.html?utm_term=.0652bd732dc8

  72. @The Last Real Calvinist

    They will be replacing one religious chauvinist with another.

  73. @Redneck farmer

    ‘After Kavanaugh is confirmed, stock up on plenty of popcorn for the next SC justice Trump nominates!’

    There was that woman who was under consideration. Nominating her next could work out very well.

  74. Anonymous[348] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonym

    Feinstein was a real looker in her youth. She still looks great for an 84 year-old, great bone structure.

    The only thing I like about Kav is his very limited record on immigration. Other than that I can take him or leave him. He’d better not let us down on immigration if he gets confirmed. Never much care for RINO’s position on abortion and guns. I’m willing to let the Dems have those 2 as long as we get a judge who’s super tough on immigration. Unfortunately I don’t think such a judge exists.

  75. Anonymous[348] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Enough Roman fucking Catholics on SCOTUS. We already have 5 RC judges on the bench, plus 3 Jews. We need a good old fashion conservative WASP next.

    • Agree: Buzz Mohawk
  76. Anonymous[348] • Disclaimer says:
    @vinny

    Kavanaugh has limited record on immigration, but they were good:

    1) Ruled against an illegal saying labor law does not protect illegals because they already broke the law by being in the country illegally.

    2) Ruled against restaurant chain Fogo de Chao when they wanted to bring in a Brazilian “chef” to work in their restaurant and the visa app was denied. They tried to appeal. Kav said being a chef in a Brazillian grill does not take any special skills, plenty of Americans can do the job, employer just wants cheap labor.

    3) Ruled against an illegal teen who wanted to leave detention to get an abortion. Although that one might just be because of his stance on abortion.

    • Replies: @Lot
    , @Jonathan Mason
    , @ATBOTL
  77. J.Ross says: • Website

    OT “John Carpenter Ponders Directing Again But Says The Most Important Things In His Life Are Video Games & The NBA”

    https://theplaylist.net/john-carpenter-video-games-nba-20181001/

  78. HA says:
    @istevefan

    “I’d not vote for him based upon his demeanor.”

    There is no correct demeanor when it comes to being a victim of rape. as we’ve come to learn. If someone needs to cry, scream, be passive, curl up in a fetal position — so be it. Like the stages of grief, any or all of those responses may be appropriate at some point, or at least understandable, and they are not for outside observers to judge or nitpick.

    The same decency and leeway should be granted to those falsely accused of rape. There is no rule book on how one should behave when being made out to be a gang rapist, so maybe people should stop pretending he violated one.

    • Agree: F0337
  79. @istevefan

    The supreme court is not flight test, and it isn’t even like being an astronaut. A justice does not have to make split second decisions, does not have to execute complicated physical tasks and can consistently rely on help from his clerks, or anyone in the world at all.

    Also, per Tom Wolfe, the Mercury 7 were chosen because they were the most marketable and most in line with the desired “image” that the government wanted to project. Now we all know about Griggs v Duke power, but I’m going to say that if they had not insisted on college degrees for the astronauts, if Chuck Yeager had the profile of John Glenn, we’d be in a very different boat right now.

    Anyway, me, I want a guy on the supreme court who gets angry, goes into a rage, and destroys our enemies.

    Now, if I’m being honest — and this is among friends, here in our safe space — his temper at the hearing came off whiney to me. He kept repeating “this was sprung on me!” As if he was told by the teacher that he would always know ahead of time when there was going to be a quiz, and then suddenly there was a pop quiz. He was given assurances he would have time to prepare for the attacks! I was waiting for him to say “it’s not fair!” He came off a little bit like Hillary in 2008 (and 2016, lol) , like he was like but but its MY TURN, i’m SUPPOSED to be on the Supreme Court, EVERYONE SAID!!

    OT Point – In “life is always high school” news, did anybody check out the feeds of the girls protesting in the senate? They had, to their credit, some new chants, which sounded suspiciously like high school cheers. But, from the looks of the girls, they definitely were not cheerleaders in high school. But now they get their chance!

    • Replies: @istevefan
  80. Thomas says:
    @Clyde

    Here is your best case scenario and mine too. Kav will still get to the Supreme Court. All the Senators you mention are doing head fakes to the left to keep the leftist swarming loonies at bay and away. They don’t want a Jeff Flake moment in the elevator.

    Seems plausible enough. I’m just guessing the vote will be tight. Flake is not to be counted on, IMHO, and if Manchin is a “no,” that leaves a 50-50 vote. We’ll know more tomorrow morning.

  81. JimB says:
    @Wilkey

    This whole theater is really for the benefit of two female Republican senators. Quite frankly, I’m not all that bullish on Kavanaugh’s chances of getting voted onto the Supreme Court. Murkoski spent today in Alaska allowing herself to be lobbied by a group of 18 alleged sexual assault survivors who all oppose Kavanaugh for some delusional reason or other. Kavanaugh may not be a rapist in fact, but the media has now made him an honorary one. How dare he defend himself and not submit to the summary judgement of shrieking pussyhat harridans.

    • Agree: Desiderius
    • Replies: @F0337
    , @Jack D
  82. J.Ross says: • Website

    Bette Midler on Twitter referenced a certain John Lennon song (in reaction to the FBI’s inability to locate physical evidence from thirty years ago based on mumbling), however, she has apologized and taken it down.
    This is the tweet she took down:

  83. Anonymous[348] • Disclaimer says:
    @istevefan

    He was on the hot seat defending himself against a group of people who are destroying his life, not on the judicial bench judging a case.

    The left criticized him for his temperament because they don’t know or care about the difference, they are brain dead and morally bankrupt.

    • Replies: @International Jew
  84. @Anonymous

    Some liberal/progressive friends of mine have called the investigation “a scam”.

    That’s unusually honest for that type.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  85. Marat says:
    @Anonymous

    With approximately 40% Protestants, the magic formula should yield 1.7 – 2 WASPs.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
  86. Mr. Anon says:

    So far, the FBI report demanded by the Democrats and Jeff Flake hasn’t leaked, But the Democratic Senators who have been shown it didn’t seem to see much they could use in it. So they are reduced to demanding the investigation be lengthened and widened.

    Senate Democrats call for the investigation into inappropriate sexual behavior to be wider, longer, and harder.

    • LOL: Coemgen
  87. Lagertha says:
    @MBlanc46

    naaaah. they will be too worried about the mob of people that can destroy their and their children’s lives with just a click…it is now, international, as well. You have to remember: most countries hate the USA. I mean, people hate, hate, hate the USA. Most Democrats should be scared shitless because they made the wars worse (people died/drone deaths) in the Middle East during the Obama era. Terrorists target everyone, now. Terrorists who hate the USA don’t care what stupid party you adhere to.

  88. @Hallie Scott Kline

    I’m in my early 30s and accidentally dropped the N-bomb in front of my biracial best friend when we were about 18. We were driving around when a middle-aged white woman cut me off, and without thinking I just said:

    “Ugh, what is this n***** doing…”

    Friend: “Did you just say ‘n*****???”

    Me: “Uhhh, uhhh …”

    My friend just laughed her ass off.

  89. @Anonymous

    In the service of their own causes, the left is a-ok with bad behavior and foul language.

    • Replies: @F0337
  90. Anonym says:
    @Anonymous

    Never much care for RINO’s position on abortion and guns. I’m willing to let the Dems have those 2 as long as we get a judge who’s super tough on immigration. Unfortunately I don’t think such a judge exists.

    I figure if the left thinks it’s worth this much effort to block him, he’s probably not bad at least, possibly quite good.

    Abortion is abhorrent but really, in our decadent times I am half surprised that infanticide is still banned. When it comes to Down syndrome it probably should be allowed to be honest. Abortion is something worth trading for IMO.

    The 2A and immigration are a must. Also the 1st amendment. It used to be that libs were for that.

  91. Lot says:
    @Anonymous

    Kav appears to be the first Justice who already had a really good record on migration before his appointment. That Brasilian restaurant case was Scalia quality acid directed at a cheap wage Chamber of Commerce Job Creator that most of the GOP establishment identifies with.

    The Kavfernation is a pure sweet unadulterated WIN WIN WIN.

  92. Marat says:
    @Anon

    Not so terribly many generations ago, a far lesser sleight to one’s honor would have resulted in either a duel or outright shooting. Have a look at any 1850s local newspaper of towns along the Mississippi or Ohio Rivers to see just how often “justice” was settled on the spot, not 36 years later.

    • Replies: @anon
    , @Anon
  93. @J.Ross

    That she found the sword in a lake has prompted some Swedes to quip that she should be made Queen.

    BTW, this is not so OT as some might think, given the mysteries of how a SCOTUS appointment is made from a very narrow pool of candidates.

    • Replies: @Olorin
  94. Lot says:
    @Twinkie

    Was it Eric Holder? How has the incident destroyed your life? What’s your gofundme goal?

    • Replies: @Twinkie
  95. donut says:
    @Mis(ter)Anthrope

    ” It is disrespectful to the court and the legal profession to show up to court unprepared.” Not to mention your client .

  96. @Mike Sylwester

    “The movie should be set in 1982, featuring the fashions, stuff and music of that year.”

    Set it in 1986 and call it Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”

  97. @Anonymous

    Kav said being a chef in a Brazillian grill does not take any special skills, plenty of Americans can do the job, employer just wants cheap labor.

    Hopefully he and Justice Thomas will share an interest in interdicting Brazilian waxes. There are plenty of Americans who are willing to take on the job of removing pubic hair.

    • LOL: Dan Hayes
  98. Lagertha says:
    @Lagertha

    this still breaks my heart:

    Democrats should be careful because ALL men need to be careful that their lives are not ruined.

  99. J.Ross says: • Website

    As we condemn drunken rapist Brett Boofterklaus Kavanaugh, let us pause to recall how Aziz Ansari is totally not guilty of essentially the same thing.

    https://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/aziz-ansaris-new-standup-tour-is-a-cry-against-extreme-wokeness

    “I used to waste so much time just reading the news because there’s so much of it now,” he said. “All this stuff you’re supposed to be mad about every day.”

    If there is a particular source of this new weariness, Ansari never mentions it.

  100. @istevefan

    Lord that last sentence of yours is one helluva cucked view.

  101. istevefan says:
    @Michael S

    you’d have opposed his nomination on “demeanor” grounds at any time and in any place, because he dared to fight back?

    He fu*king cried. He cried. I don’t like grown men crying in public.

  102. istevefan says:
    @Clyde

    You flunked my shit test……you caved like a victim of Stockholm Syndrome. Pathetic.

    I am not the one who cried on national TV. Pathetic.

    • Replies: @tyrone
  103. @istevefan

    if this was still the America of yesteryear, I’d question whether he really did have the temperament to be on the SC.

    surprised by this comment from istevefan an old trusted sober serious voice here.

    It was precisely the lack of furious anger against the hoax that was most upsetting to me, both from Kavanaugh and the President.

    An absurd claim by a deranged middle aged shrew of being groped through her clothes at a party thirty six years ago was given more credence that the initial reaction to OJ’s dirty deeds.

    On the contrary, it is anger and raw emotion that tipped the scale in Judge K’s favor. When Reagan angrily said ” I am paying for this microphone,” at a 1980 Republican debate people stood up an took notice remembering it to this day, When Clarence Thomas spoke of a “high tech lynchin’ of a black man” even the most lunatic leftists were forced to back off. When Trump put little Marco, lying Ted and low energy JEB in their place at the 2016 Republican debates people saw a spark of leadership that they could follow. An example of the opposite reaction is when Dukakis was asked a hypothetical about the death penalty for the rape and murder of his wife – he went into a wonky discussion of his opposition to capital punishment and showed his unsuitability to be President.

    It is natural and instinctive to anger at being wronged. The opposite of what istevefan writes is actually true: Being too timid or mild to stand up for yourself is a disqualifying trait for leadership.
    What we need is someone who is angry at the slow motion destruction of this nation.

  104. Svigor says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    They wanted a deep, penetrating query, longer and wider, but it came up short.

    • Replies: @F0337
  105. anon[133] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    Never trust the bowtie!

  106. @JimB

    He was first in his class just like Sotomayor was “first” at Princeton.

    Kavanaugh was smart, high energy (physical not social), hard working, very well organized, ambitious and relatively athletic. There is no evidence that anyone considered him intellectually exceptional at Yale or that his grades were extremely high. He said that he got into Yale Law School by “busting his tail” in college. Sotomayor, too, was a grind.

    • Replies: @Anon
  107. Svigor says:
    @Hallie Scott Kline

    The men have. You weren’t around.

  108. @Twinkie

    i think i just got your moniker

  109. Anon[260] • Disclaimer says:
    @NJ Transit Commuter

    Turns out Flake’s proposal for an additional FBI investigation was a good idea for the Republicans.

    I’ve got to admit, I’m surprised. I thought it would just open up continuous cans of worms, even if not that specific, and that more and more and more investigations would be called for, and, in effect, they’d run out the clock and Trump would can the guy.

    I also thought that I-am-woman-watch-me-roar rage would be more of a factor also.

    In retrospect, you’re right about attention span.

    I think this attention span idea would be very useful to corporations and universities if they weren’t already bought into social justice. For instance, Starbucks could have asked an external law firm or consulting company (not diversity related) or such to do a very, very, very thorough “investigation” and report back to the board in two months. By the time they got the report only Daily Kos is paying any attention. The other advantage, besides delay, is that you’d get a real investigation, finding, for instance, that the “noose” on the tree was probably a hoax. Or Starbucks would find out the details behind why the black guys showed up to begin with.

    • Agree: Harry Baldwin
    • Replies: @anon
  110. Anon[260] • Disclaimer says:
    @academic gossip

    At most law schools, “first in the class” does mean the best grades. The only problem is that there can be multiple people with perfect grades these days.

    At places like Berkeley Law, with loosey goosey psychedelic era grading systems, Pass, Honors, High Honors, they still have numeric grades that they do not reveal publicly, for doing these rankings.

    Without such rankings law schools have trouble placing law clerks, and “number of law clerks placed in which courts” is a big law school metric.

    • Replies: @academic gossip
  111. anon[133] • Disclaimer says:
    @istevefan

    “Cool under pressure” isn’t really necessary for a judge. Their work isn’t time-sensitive.

    What you want, really, is “doesn’t cave under pressure”.

    Which Kavanaugh has just demonstrated.

    • Agree: william munny
  112. @istevefan

    He cried. I don’t like grown men crying in public.

    Now this is something i agree with .. at most I’d accept a few tears of rage while smiting the enemy

    That great philospher who wrote Red Dawn (John Milius) said it best: “Don’t Cry, hold it back,… Let it turn to something else.”

  113. J.Ross says: • Website

    re Chicago, animated gif showing diversification:

  114. Achilles says:

    Tomorrow morning there will be an impromptu press conference called by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

    Rosenstein, flanked by Michael Bromwich and Debra Katz, will announce that while DOJ does not normally discuss ongoing criminal investigations, in this case he is forced by circumstances to reveal that Judge Kavanaugh is the subject of an open FBI investigation into the truthfulness of certain of his sworn statements to the Senate Judiciary Committee, in particular in relation to the “Devil’s Triangle” and “boofing.”

    Further, in light of the connection of Kavanaugh to President Trump arising from the nomination and taking into account Attorney General Jeff Session’s declaration recusing himself from all controversial matters that may arise during his tenure, Rosenstein will announce that a conflict exists that has led him to assign the matter to Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

    Following the press conference, Senator Jeff Flake will rise on the floor of the Senate to sadly take note of the FBI investigation into Judge Kavanaugh and to offer a single amendment to the pending cloture filing, substituting the name “Merrick Garland” for that of “Brett M. Kavanaugh.”

  115. anon[133] • Disclaimer says:
    @Marat

    I’m really not convinced that wasn’t a superior system, to be honest. If I’m in a feud with someone, I’d rather we shoot at each other tomorrow than we spend the next 10 years suing each other into mutual bankruptcy. For instance, what Mark Steyn is going through looks like hell.

  116. Anon[260] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    I liked the idea of Barrett before these hearings, but more and more I see the window closing on being about to get confirmation on a white male protestant, so I say Trump should max out there, with the youngest guy around who could conceivably be confirmed.

    If not that, go for a non-elite (no Harvard or Yale, midwest or west coast, night-school law school maybe) or non-judge politician (like Earl Warren) or … Ann Coulter (well, maybe not). A non-elite or a politician will, even if rejected, make the Democrats look elitist and class biased. They will either have to come out and ridicule the guy’s law school directly, or use various euphemisms that will be transparent (“lacks the rigorous legal seasoning and gravitas required”)

    At any rate, with all the humiliation that Kavanaugh went through, let’s hope that he is mad as hell and will burn down the place.

    • Replies: @International Jew
  117. Twinkie says:
    @istevefan

    He fu*king cried. He cried. I don’t like grown men crying in public.

    Listen. I didn’t cry when my father died. I am so f–ing stoic that a surgeon told my wife to relay to me that “John Wayne is dead” (she brought me to the ER after I experienced a few days of excruciating pain, which I thought I’d handle with Ibuprofen – he told me that I’d have died within 24 hours if left untreated and marveled at how I did not cry out or pass out from that extreme pain).

    But even I do shed a tear or two when 1) one of my dogs dies and 2) a daughter of mine – one of the little ones in my brood who wants to grow up to be a martyr for her Catholic faith – shows an act of utter selflessness that it takes my breath away. When Judge Kavanaugh briefly mentioned that his 10-year old daughter suggested that they pray for Ford and he choked up, and I completely, totally understood his emotion. It is both from the gratitude for the pure goodness that is the innocent devotion of a child and also from the shame that a sinner is undeserving of such a precious gift.

    • Replies: @istevefan
    , @Redneck farmer
  118. Anonymous[309] • Disclaimer says:
    @Hardcore Libertardian

    Yes, the lack of evidence is proof!

  119. istevefan says:
    @27 year old

    Now, if I’m being honest — and this is among friends, here in our safe space — his temper at the hearing came off whiney to me. He kept repeating “this was sprung on me!” As if he was told by the teacher that he would always know ahead of time when there was going to be a quiz, and then suddenly there was a pop quiz. He was given assurances he would have time to prepare for the attacks! I was waiting for him to say “it’s not fair!” He came off a little bit like Hillary in 2008 (and 2016, lol) , like he was like but but its MY TURN, i’m SUPPOSED to be on the Supreme Court, EVERYONE SAID!!

    Ok

    BTW, I thought the GOP should have initiated impeachment proceedings against Justice Ginsburg who made those overt political comments about people fleeing the USA if Trump were elected.

  120. Twinkie says:
    @Lot

    Was it Eric Holder? How has the incident destroyed your life? What’s your gofundme goal?

    No need. I punched him in the face and that was that.

    I suppose I am now totally disqualified to be anything since I am clearly a violent person of ill temper.

    • Replies: @F0337
  121. J.Ross says: • Website

    Grassley pursues through as their line breaks.

  122. Twinkie says:
    @BB753

    I don’t know anyone like that, but if you want to piss off the Left, there is always John Yoo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Yoo

    It’s free helicopter ride time, boys!

    • LOL: BB753
    • Replies: @Redneck farmer
  123. Anonym says:
    @Twinkie

    What was your mode of dress at the time? And music choice?

    • Replies: @Twinkie
  124. Anonymous[974] • Disclaimer says:

    The funny thing is that the Democrats thought that the FBI would be the equivalent of Mueller sending out subpoenas, convening grand juries, getting phone and internet and billing records and what not, all organized by a CSI-like central control center.

    All they did was interview 10 people.

    10 people whose lawyers told them to be very, very, very careful to avoid the dreaded Martha Stewart cockup of “lying to federal investiagtors.” What a tangled web we weave: You end up in the big house making lip gloss from red M&Ms. I bet memories faded really quickly.

    • LOL: JMcG
  125. Anon[108] • Disclaimer says:
    @Marat

    see just how often “justice” was settled on the spot, not 36 years later.

    Those were the true justice warriors.

    Now, we got justice hustlers or Justlers.

  126. AnonAnon says:

    Late breaking Grassley letter to Ford’s attorneys: https://twitter.com/shannonbream/status/1048056982568099841?s=21

    The last paragraph of the letter says “in the light of recently uncovered information” turn over records of direct/indirect communications Ford had with Feinstein, Hirono, the “party” witnesses she named (Judge, PJ, Keyser), Ramirez, and Swetnick. Commenters with legal background seem to think this insinuates witness tampering.

  127. Anonymous[178] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    Leni Riefenstahl and Savitri Devi were both more attractive women than Feinstein. What’s your point?

    It is unlikely, though that Feinstein could have made the definitive Rolling Stones concert movie, which I am convinced Riefenstal could and should have done.

  128. istevefan says:
    @Twinkie

    When Judge Kavanaugh briefly mentioned that his 10-year old daughter suggested that they pray for Ford and he choked up, and I completely, totally understood his emotion.

    But that wasn’t the only time he wept. He continued even after that part of his opening remarks. I think it made a poor impression upon me because I was listening to it on the radio in my car. Listening on the radio gives one a different perspective than watching it on TV.

    I recall back in 2000 when Al Gore was debating Bush, Gore made these heavy sighs when Bush struggled to put together a sentences during one of their debates. I was listening to it on the radio and Gore’s sighs came across very loud and made him seem like a prick.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
    , @AnonAnon
    , @El Dato
  129. Anonymous[264] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    I think they think it’s a scam because it hasn’t turned up juicy evidence against Kavanaugh.

    • Replies: @Svigor
  130. Anonymous[178] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    I would prefer, all else being equal, one Justice with some really off the wall religion, so long as it isn’t Islam or Scientology. A Mormon, Community of Christ (RLDS), Seventh Day Adventist, or what have you.

    • Replies: @DIscharged EE
  131. J.Ross says: • Website
    @BB753

    >a Chinese jurist
    >no-nonsense
    PLEASE LEARN MORE ABOUT CHINA BEFORE PROCEEDING. Japan is a Confucian country. Korea is a Confucian country, regarded as the most Confucian. China is not a Confucian country and Chinese ethics are an ethnic joke. Confucius’s role in China is comparable to that of Gautama Buddha in India: just another god.
    >Yoo (who is Korean), the guy whose understanding of the Constitution is that the government can do whatever it wants
    Yeah, you wouldn’t just have problems from leftists on that one. How perfectly Confucian: instead of getting in the way of tyranny, be quietly virtuous, and just kind of hope that the lord develops capacities that he obviously does not have, and starts listening to your ideas.

  132. Anonymous[145] • Disclaimer says:

    Now Molly Ringwald writing in The New Yorker says “The Breakfast Club” wouldn’t get released today–no way Jose. We all know “Jurassic World” could never, ever get released today. Hell, I wonder if even “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” could.

  133. Twinkie says:
    @istevefan

    Listening on the radio gives one a different perspective than watching it on TV.

    Huge. We are very visual creatures and communicate a great deal with body language and facial expressions… even inscrutable Asians. :)

  134. AnonAnon says:
    @istevefan

    You need to watch the entire proceedings, starting from the first minute, so you get the build up of emotions. Watching a highly accomplished grown man, who looks like he could be your next door neighbor, driven to lose his composure like that was a gut punch to a lot of Americans. Kavanaugh’s authentic emotion kicked off the red wave that is going to happen in November. If he had been a cool cucumber the public would have thought he was guilty.

    • Replies: @Svigor
  135. Twinkie says:
    @Anonymous

    Enough Roman fucking Catholics on SCOTUS. We already have 5 RC judges on the bench, plus 3 Jews. We need a good old fashion conservative WASP next.

    Well, breed some smart ones then. It’s not us conservative Catholics’ fault that Protestants either don’t have children or breed left-wingers.

    We settled this “No Catholics for public office” bit when the Declaration of Independence was signed (including by one Charles Carroll of Carollton, MD) and later ratified the Constitution.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  136. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Anthony Wayne

    This super PAC attack ad against Menendez is pretty good:

  137. @Michael S

    If they’d played it a little smarter, you’d have backed their play like a good little cuck.

    The GOP has manipulated Trump fans into enthusiastically supporting a GOP establishment figure, who is the son of a lobbyist and who has the full and enthusiastic support of the Bush clan. And he’s the cuck? Maybe look in the mirror.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Coemgen
    , @Forbes
  138. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Lagertha

    Per Heartiste, the doxxer’s dad is a big time California construction magnate or something.

    • Replies: @Clyde
  139. Twinkie says:

    Apparently Lindsey Graham’s turn around is infectious!

    Even Orrin Hatch – Mr. Moderate himself – is growing a pair: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/10/05/grow-up-orrin-hatch-waves-off-female-protesters-demanding-speak-with-him/

  140. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Twinkie

    Plus, name one Orangeman on the modern Court who is/was fit to carry Scalia’s reliquary. The only criterion I want to hear about in Supreme Court nominees is “whip-smart, militant, Strict Constructionist.” They can be any or no religion and lesbian as far as anything else goes.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
  141. @JimB

    Kavanaugh was a frat boy at Yale and intellectually mediocre. That is why so many of his Yale classmates are turning on him now. He was an ugly Catholic kid whose whole Yale social life revolved around a peripheral fraternity that most “superior” Jewish and WASP Yalies considered a refuge for dumb jocks. His elevation to the SJC is a social affront more than a political one.

  142. J.Ross says: • Website

    Flake Jeff Flake’s son Tanner once used a politically unfortunate username.

    https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/jeff-flakes-son-calls-himself-n1****killer-6651109

    Make this url work by typing in “gger” for the asterisks.

  143. AnonAnon says:

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/friend-of-dr-ford-felt-pressure-to-revisit-statement-1538715152

    A friend of Christine Blasey Ford told FBI investigators that she felt pressured by Dr. Ford’s allies to revisit her initial statement that she knew nothing about an alleged sexual assault by a teenage Brett Kavanaugh, which she later updated to say that she believed but couldn’t corroborate Dr. Ford’s account, according to people familiar with the matter.

    Leland Keyser, who Dr. Ford has said was present at the gathering where she was allegedly assaulted in the 1980s, told investigators that Monica McLean, a retired Federal Bureau of Investigation agent and a friend of Dr. Ford’s, had urged her to clarify her statement, the people said.

    The statement to the FBI offers a glimpse into how Dr. Ford’s allies were working behind the scenes to lobby old classmates to bolster their versions of the alleged incident, as were Judge Kavanaugh’s.

    Judge Kavanaugh, whose Supreme Court nomination will be debated in the Senate Friday, has denied the allegations of sexual misconduct.

    On Thursday, a day after sending to the White House the report on its investigation into the allegations against Judge Kavanaugh, the FBI sent the White House and Senate an additional package of information that included text messages from Ms. McLean to Ms. Keyser, according to a person familiar with the matter.

  144. Anonymous[317] • Disclaimer says:
    @Peter Akuleyev

    My heart bleeds for those poor, poor Yalies.

    • Replies: @Peter Akuleyev
  145. @istevefan

    You sound so autistic with this “Beep boop what are emotions?” routine I can see the puzzle sticker on your mom’s minivan.

  146. Rob McX says:
    @Svigor

    You know it’s hard to find an Anglo-Saxon when the best they can come up with is a coffin-dodging 98-year-old.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  147. Twinkie says:
    @J.Ross

    I don’t know about “lesbian,” but aye on the rest.

  148. Twinkie says:
    @AnonAnon

    Monica McLean

    Sounds like someone needs to re-take the polygraph.

  149. neutral says:
    @Cagey Beast

    Star child is white and thus does not qualify for judge these days.

    • Replies: @F0337
  150. Twinkie says:
    @Anonym

    T-shirt and jeans. And Wagner. Why?

    • Replies: @Anonym
    , @vinteuil
  151. Anonymous[317] • Disclaimer says:
    @Peter Akuleyev

    He was selected precisely because he was an establishment figure, and was by far the most thoroughly investigated and easiest to confirm. And look what it still turned into. Imagine what the democrats would have dreamt up to sling at any of the other candidates.

    At least the guy sacked up and grew a pair. If that’s not worth something in these decrepit times, nothing is.

    • Agree: Desiderius
    • Replies: @Peter Akuleyev
  152. Anonym says:
    @Twinkie

    If you had a backwards baseball cap, underwear showing, and listened to rap, there would be some logic to it. I didn’t seem like your scene though.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  153. Clyde says:
    @Dave Pinsen

    Per Heartiste, the doxxer’s dad is a big time California construction magnate or something.

    Some prime invective from Heartiste:
    If I told you this locker stuffer poindexter with the peter pan smirk…
    After all, just look at that phyzz. 9 times out of 10, flappy-wristed, pencil-necked dweebs are self-abasing shitlibs.

    https://heartiste.wordpress.com/2018/10/04/physiognomy-is-reliable/

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  154. Twinkie says:
    @J.Ross

    You know I was joking about Yoo, no?

  155. Clyde says:

    The low down on The Congressional Doxxer. Via twitter so it might get deleted

    https://mobile.twitter.com/almostjingo/status/1047715306003546112

  156. anon[133] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    I think this attention span idea would be very useful… do a very, very, very thorough “investigation” and report back to the board in two months.

    Isn’t this the oldest trick in the book? It’s practically what committees/commissions/inquiries are for.

  157. Anon[169] • Disclaimer says:

    Progs have no tragic sense. Just Tragit-Prop.

  158. Ed says:
    @istevefan

    Grown men crying in public makes me very uncomfortable, don’t like it much either. Still getting emotional after being publicly accused of the most horrendous things can be forgiven in my view.

    • Agree: Kylie
    • Replies: @sabril
  159. @Dr. X

    Besides, if Trump were to nominate her, don’t you think the Dems would destroy her worse than Kavanaugh? They’d probably some pay partisan hack to testify that she was a high-school whore and the entire basketball team ran a train on her, got her pregnant, and paid for her abortion.

    I agree they would go after her in vicious ways, but I doubt they’d take this tack. As I said above, I guess they’ll go something like: ‘she’s a religious fanatic/crazy person/zealot who’s gonna make abortion illegal, so you’ll have to bear your illegitimate babies so she can then adopt them’.

    It also wouldn’t surprise me if they came up with some kind of racism twist on her adoptions of the Haitian kids: it’s the purest example of cultural appropriation you can get involved in, when you think about it. The one safeguard here is that lots of celebrities have done just the same thing, but who knows how far the Left will go, and who they’ll throw under the bus, if it means keeping a conservative off the court?

    Now, is Barrett really that conservative? Mixed signals so far, I have to say.

    • Replies: @prusmc
    , @prusmc
    , @Desiderius
  160. @The Last Real Calvinist

    Does this charismatic group require adoption of Third World urchins of another race as well? No Catholic organization in the largest archdiocese in the US can be categorized by the description of charismatic group as referenced. At least half of the denunciations during her confirmation hearings will be coming from the dissident right based on her superiority-signaling adoptions.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
  161. Coemgen says:
    @jJay

    I am interested on what the Dem’s 11th hour play on Barrett’s nomination would be.

    The Democrats and “the media” will characterize her as a whore.

    • Replies: @EdwardM
  162. @istevefan

    “Senator, I have kept this a secret for decades. I was a closet NWA fan. F*** the police!”

  163. @Anonymous

    was by far the most thoroughly investigated and easiest to confirm.

    No, given Kavanaugh’s work with Ken Starr, he was certainly never going to be the “easiest to confirm”. His nomination was a deliberate slap at the Democrats in a way Gorsuch was not. There are plenty of conservatives with better intellectual track-records and more spotless personal lives. The reality is that the GOP wanted a fight, it’s good for fund-raising before the mid-terms. For that matter, the Democrats wanted a fight, it’s good for fund-raising before the mid-terms. Behind the curtains both the Dems and the Republicans are happy the way this is turning out, it is the American people who get the golden shower.

    • Replies: @vinteuil
  164. Anon[169] • Disclaimer says:

    https://www.amren.com/news/2018/10/record-number-of-latinos-register-to-vote-as-midterms-near/

    What’s the point of democracy if the elites can just bring in new people to get what they want?

    Suppose there is a Order with 1000 citizens.

    60% vote one way. But the elites don’t like the result, so they bring in new voters and make it swing the other way.

    Or suppose a bunch of guys decide on to vote on something. 3 say Y and 2 say N. So, it’s Y, right? But suppose the people who voted N decide to add 3 more to the group and vote again, making N win.

    It renders people power pointless. Paradoxically, more people means less people-power because the new people will vote against the existing people by siding with the elites who let them in.

    Parasites will side with and support any entity that allows them to leech off the host.

    Also, mass immigration and voting render history moot.

    It means someone who came to the US for 5 yrs and got citizenship has as much say in national affairs as an American with roots going back 100s of yrs. So, history doesn’t matter. Roots don’t matter.
    Imagine I go to new nation, spend 5 yrs there, and I have as much claim and stake in that nation as someone whose ancestry goes back 500 yrs. Ridiculous.

    History sure matters in Israel in terms who lives there and gets to decide. But no longer in the West.

    • Replies: @Ibound1
  165. @Anonymous

    Kavanaugh come off as pathetic because he has so desperately sought the approval of those people most of his life.

    • Replies: @Svigor
  166. @The Anti-Gnostic

    Exactly. The temperament argument is complete bullshit and an obviously coordinated media/Democrat ploy. No one ever raised it in the years he has been a judge. Even if he was fired up all the time, it is not like that would be unique. Some judges are notorious for being far more testy and no one ever suggests it renders them unable to judge.

  167. @Twinkie

    Twinkie, I’d prefer your daughter grow up to be an Isabella, cleansing the church of perversion and heresy. If you don’t get around to it first.

  168. @Twinkie

    The Order of Saint Augustino stands ready to assist Inquisitor Yoo!

  169. Coemgen says:
    @istevefan

    I don’t like grown men crying in public.

    In other words, you do like that Kavanaugh was falsely accused, in front of millions of people, of committing sexual felonies.

  170. F0337 says:
    @J.Ross

    OMG — IT IS THE SIGN, NOW WE CAN BEGIN

    Right? I mean, so you’d think….but now I have word that the young girl in question has been married off to a Somalian warlord refugee, as a “prophylactic” measure against white awareness.

    No bull–prophylactic is the actual word they used. Or maybe my Swedish is rusty, IDK.

  171. F0337 says:
    @neutral

    And his creator was a child-diddler.

  172. Coemgen says:
    @Peter Akuleyev

    The GOP has manipulated Trump fans into enthusiastically supporting a GOP establishment figure…

    and you’re trying to manipulate us (GOPers and “normies”) into not supporting our Fifth Amendment rights.

  173. anon[436] • Disclaimer says:
    @MBlanc46

    If they vote Kavanaugh down, then there’s no mileage left in the issue, and still a month to go until the Midterms.
    A better idea is to stall for more investigation, but the Dems wouldn’t be too unhappy to see K confirmed now on a partisan vote.
    They’ve got plenty more mud to throw, and he’s proving to be a popular scapegoat.

  174. F0337 says:
    @Svigor

    Methinks the want of extension is part of what makes them Dems.

  175. F0337 says:
    @istevefan

    Hardly any SCJs, past or (esp) present, fit your qualifications.

  176. Anonymous[170] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anthony Wayne

    Just heard the local news here in NYC describing the results as nothing new found. Got it? Not that her results were uncorroborated. It’s through these little twists in the language that the leftists can do so much in aggregate to distort reality.

  177. Pericles says:
    @donut

    Creepy guy, this donut.

  178. F0337 says:
    @JimB

    Trial by MSM. How ironic, for the Supreme Court.

    So…which one’s more powerful in today’s society?

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  179. F0337 says:
    @International Jew

    Including doxxing, physical violence, and trashing the Constitution.

  180. F0337 says:
    @Twinkie

    Or because you’re a fabulist, fantasist, and serial braggart.

    • LOL: Svigor
  181. Pericles says:
    @Mike Sylwester

    Awesome fun, but Weekend at RBGs would be funnier. How can Chuck and Diane keep the press from seeing that Ruthie has died on them? Countless hijinks with a twist ending: the press finds out and agrees to not say a damn thing.

  182. Pericles says:
    @Dr. X

    It’s about time to appoint a few ordinary protestants, isn’t it? Looking like a white collar crime blotter in here.

  183. F0337 says:
    @Hallie Scott Kline

    Alas, there are so many variants, some more offensive than others, and context really can be everything. Suppose you’re quoting someone, or repeating a Chris Rock routine?

  184. @jesse helms think-alike

    Very well said. I too was sadly surprised by fan’s comment. As were many others it seems by the responses.

  185. Gggggg says:

    The dems decided to go all in on this and whip up the usual leftist mob. Just like trayvon and Michael brown they needed to get everyone riled up before an election. But again they picked the worst hill to die on. Trayvon and brown were both committing crimes and all they could get on Kavanaugh were drunken memories from 30 years ago that he tried to get to second base. All of these just riled up the right more than the left.

  186. Anonymous[273] • Disclaimer says:
    @jJay

    What evidence is there that Trump thinks that consciously strategically about anything?

    • Replies: @DRA
  187. Arvind says:

    https://triblive.com/local/regional/14142176-74/lawsuit-accuses-seneca-valley-mean-girls-of-targeting-teen-boy-with-false

    If you read the link, it is clear that teenage girls now think it is cool to acuse boys they do not like of sexual assault. For no reason except malice.

    • Replies: @L Woods
  188. prusmc says: • Website
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Maybe Barrett has has some hidden secrets involving girl and boy play mates. On a near theme: the prim, distinguished, respected former CBS News coanchor, Connie Chung revealed a biggie. 53 years ago she was naive about sex but wanted to ride the “Cock Carousel “. She went to a OBGN for an IUD or diaphram. He examined her and touching her clit caused her to have an orgaism. Some women go throughout life without such fulfillment.
    The devices must have worked well since she never had children and after hitting the wall tried fertility treatments to no avail.

  189. prusmc says: • Website
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    Maybe Barrett has has some hidden secrets involving girl and boy play mates. On a near theme: the prim, distinguished, respected former CBS News coanchor, Connie Chung revealed a biggie. 53 years ago she was naive about sex but wanted to ride the “Cock Carousel “. She went to a OBGN for an IUD or diaphram. He examined her and touching her clit caused her to have an orgaism. Some women go throughout life without such fulfillment.
    The devices must have worked well since she never had children and after hitting the wall tried fertility treatments to no avail.

  190. rufus says:
    @istevefan

    Everyone under thirty uses it casually in songs, on the internet, jokes. Saying nigger is only fighting words if you are taunting someone. Its about suppressing dissent, policing speech. These tactics are straight from communism, sold as morality in the anglosphere as class struggle isnt as effective here. If you think this you must think that and we end up in camps for our depredations on healthy productive nations.

  191. @J.Ross

    Confucius say..Bish wheres my eggroll ?

  192. Tyrion 2 says:
    @J.Ross

    Tell them Ford looks like Garth from Wayne’s World and that is why she should face the death penalty.

    You’ll be condescending to their intellectual level.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  193. @The Last Real Calvinist

    Her Catholic “cult” calls its women “handmaids.” I shit you not. There will be no Barrett nom.

  194. This is looking like it is about immigration. Donnelly and Heitkamp as early and obstinate no’s looks like following orders from the money men.

    Money talks, bullshit walks, and globalists have f*ck you money in their couch cushions. This isn’t civil war since the two sides don’t share a common polity (nation vs empire) but it is war by whatever means necessary and at hand.

  195. BB753 says:
    @J.Ross

    OK, let’s find a Japanese guy! (BTW, I’m of 100 % European extraction. I just happen to like East – Asians, in a non-sexual way. No yellow fever or Asian fetish here. Of course, I know that the Chinese have their own ethical issues, but still I can’t help admiring their great nation and culture. I’m sure there’s a honest, assimilated Chinese-American who’d make a great Justice. )

  196. Wilkey says:

    The next step in the Left’s permanent, ludicrous descent into fanaticism: deciding that the Court is illegitimate and can be completely ignored.

    Though in this case maybe not so much fanatical as a welcome development in our understanding of the Constitutional order. Given all the Courts have done for the Left, they have a lot more to lose than we do.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
  197. ChrisZ says:
    @Michael S

    Read istevefan’s lengthy comment page and you’ll see he’s no cuck.

    As I’ve written elsewhere, going into the hearings Kav struck me as another careerist who would eventually betray the cause, and who on his own would not be worth a vigorous defense.

    But when the Left used his nomination to try to criminalize masculine sexuality, the stakes were clear. The Left’s misstep is not that they targeted Kav per se, but that they did so in a way that could apply to any American male who ever paid attention to—or even ignored—a girl in his teenage years. That made it a matter of personal self interest for millions of men—especially guys who could never be objectively accused of treating a girl scandalously. They realized this new “she said, and he can shut up” standard made them as vulnerable to MeToo-ing as a cad like Weinstein.

    It’s still to be seen whether Kav himself was worth the fight—whether he’ll eventually curry favor with his/our enemies like Souter and Kennedy did. I’m hopeful this ordeal permanently set him straight on the stakes of giving the Left even the smallest benefit of the doubt.

    OTOH, if he’s confirmed there should still be an intimidating chorus on the Right assuring him that he owes us. I don’t ever want to see a New York Times headline featuring the words “Kavanaugh” and “growth.”

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  198. Former FBI Director Jim Comey was right to say that many foreigners entering the United States are not properly vetted.

    But, Jim Comey also might have minimized the estimated numbers of possible Islamic terrorists entering the United States.

    Patrick Poole 2015:

    For more than a year, U.S. officials have been warning of the potential terror blowback from Americans who have fought in Syria. Senior counter-terrorism officials have repeatedly claimed that more than 100 individuals have traveled from the U.S. to fight with terror groups in Syria and Iraq.

    However, FBI Director James Comey began to walk those claims back in late September and early October — just weeks before the November mid-term elections.

    In an interview with 60 Minutes, he claimed that “roughly a dozen” U.S. persons were fighting with extremist groups in Syria.

    https://pjmedia.com/blog/did-fbi-director-comey-deliberately-mislead-on-isis-recruitment-of-americans-before-mid-term-elections

    Tweet from 2015:

  199. @istevefan

    At some point real White Men, not cucks, will have to stop being cowered by the R charge. And we have stop playing by their rules, which is what you are advocating here by saying it would be much tougher to stay in the race.

    I’m thinkin’ it’s time to have Mr. Jack Hanson pay you a visit…

  200. @Anonym

    So you are in favor of murdering disabled children. Good to know.

    • Replies: @Anonym
  201. Neuday says:
    @Twinkie

    If exists, Trump should find a hardass conservative black judge who actually has sexually assaulted a girl in high school or college, just to watch the Dems dance.

    The funny thing is that it’s probably more difficult to find a hardass conservative black judge than a black judge with a sex assault in his history.

  202. So it is known by brain scientists that the memory of being laughed at is lodged in the hippocampus. She thought she was being laughed at at the time so her account is a true memory. What 2 drunk guys were laughing together about is known only to Ha-shem.

  203. Barnard says:
    @Desiderius

    Isn’t Gorsuch a WASP? Someone was making a big deal about him being an Episcopalian after he was nominated.

  204. @Luke Lea

    And that nominee will have received his law school education somewhere other than Harvard or Yale.

    • Agree: Desiderius
  205. Iberiano says:
    @Anonym

    That’s better than even the “Hello darkness my old friend…” Montage of Trump’s election evening victory ! And that one was pretty good.

  206. sabril says:
    @Cagey Beast

    They would question his citizenship.

    Also, assuming he is the reincarnation of Dr. David Bowman, they would say that his crewmates died under suspicious circumstances; that he did not do enough to save them.

    Anyway, literally any man can be targetted by the kind of accusations made against Kavanaugh. If you were ever in the same city as some nut/slut, she can claim that you groped her at an event (she doesn’t remember which one) and the pussy-hat crowd will automatically believe her.

  207. GW says:
    @Anonymous

    The fact you use the term “WASP” is telling.

    We need conservative Presbyterians and Baptists.

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
  208. Clyde says:
    @Desiderius

    Her Catholic “cult” calls its women “handmaids.” I shit you not. There will be no Barrett nom.

    After the savage beating Kavanaugh got I agree and she may not want to anyway. The Federalist Society better revise its judge lists. But isn’t this the whole point of Dems running these gauntlets. To force Trump to nominate judges who are more sympathetic to Democrat agendas. If Dems/Chuckie capture the Senate they may roadblock all Trump Judicial nominations and I mean all.

  209. OFF TOPIC

    The IQ QUESTION must be raised in order to properly discuss poor school test score performance by Blacks and Mestizos.

    The JEW QUESTION must be raised in order to properly understand the hostile Jew element within the WASP/JEW ruling class of the American Empire.

  210. @Tyrion 2

    We all have our legends, don’t we?

    I’m going to condescend to your intellectual level and say that God promised you this:

    My countrymen are doing their best, with my money and their blood, to deliver this simpleminded lie to you on a silver platter.

    • LOL: Svigor
  211. Spud Boy says:

    Now if we could just get Ruth Bader Ginsburg to take up cliff diving…
    .
    .

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  212. sabril says:
    @Ed

    Yes, there is a norm against grown men crying in public, but this is a an old norm and there also used to be a norm that it was legitimate for a man to engage in physical violence in response to such an accusation.

  213. @The Last Real Calvinist

    Opponents will of course link it to The Handmaid’s Tale, and ignore the Blessed Mother’s fiat: “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord.”

    The Catholic Church doesn’t exactly consider the Blessed Mother powerless….

    Barrett looks pretty tough herself. It’d be her nominated, not her husband.

  214. @Lagertha

    That is… IF he’s confirmed! Too many so-called moderate Republicans are on the fence. Collins and the rest of the ladies may opt to effect solidarity with The Sisterhood and vote thumbs down. along with lame duck Sen. Flakey. A pity, that, because this Ford woman more and more looks as if she was planted by the Bolshevik Party for the purpose of blocking what should have been a slam dunk. The Framers would be appalled by this bullshit. Article two, section 2 of the Constitution should’ve been revisited decades ago if not a century ago. Now? Fuggedaboudit! The system is corrupt and may be beyond repair.

  215. @Anonym

    Here Feinstein displays more genuine emotion in 90 seconds than Mrs. Prof. Dr. Blasey Ford, PhD, esq, displayed in two hours.

    Note four things we never saw in Mrs. Prof. Dr.’s testimony:

    1. Reddening of eyes
    2. Glistening, misty eyes
    3. Post-nasal drip: Di-Fi swallowed her tears twice; I didn’t know girls could suck up their tears
    4. Fake AF smile that doesn’t reach the eyes.

    Mrs. Prof. Dr. Ford, PhD, esq, was giddy and beaming both before and during her two full hours of perjury.

  216. Svigor says:
    @Anonymous

    I stopped believing you at “they think.” What they think and what they say has no proven relationship.

  217. @Desiderius

    Yes, I noted on another thread that the charismatic parachurch group she’s a part of, i.e. ‘People of Praise’, is into male headship, with women formerly referred to as handmaids, but now just ‘women leaders’.

    The Dems will attack this mercilessly. Barrett would have to mount an inspired — and I choose that word very deliberately — defense.

  218. Svigor says:
    @AnonAnon

    I tend to agree with ISF’s implication that there is a rather broad path that is agreeable to both cool-headed mastery, and “behavior consistent with that of a falsely-accused man.”

  219. @GW

    Snakehandlers and babbling Pentecostals. Would keep things lively, anyhow

    • Replies: @Charles Pewitt
  220. @Peter Akuleyev

    I think he was quite cute when he was younger.

  221. @AnonAnon

    “Monica McLean, a retired Federal Bureau of Investigation agent and a friend of Dr. Ford’s, had urged her to clarify her statement, the people said.”

    Wonder what “urged” means (cf. Luca Brasi).

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
  222. @Wilkey

    As the Left has made clear, it recognizes as the only legitimate power is that held by themselves. If the SCOTUS leans left, then it is the supreme seat of authority and its every decision determines the course we must follow. If it leans right, it is illegitimate and can be ignored. Just as when Obama lost the congress, they regarded it as legitimate that he rule through executive orders.

    • Agree: Patrick in SC
    • Replies: @ben tillman
  223. Svigor says:
    @Thomas

    Not a sure thing, but speculation that assumes 49 Dem “no” votes seems ill-founded. There are several Democrats who, according to fresh polls, lock in reelection by voting “yes,” and put it in jeopardy by voting “no.” Manchin, for one, IIRC.

  224. Jack D says:
    @Desiderius

    This sounds like Leftist bullshit guilt by association. Has Barrett ever called women “handmaids”?

    I agree this is the kind of bullshit that she is surely going to be accused of, but we really have to learn to ignore this kind of hysterical screaming. I don’t know if you saw the video of Orrin Hatch being accosted by screaming female banshees as he was getting on the elevator in the Senate yesterday (this is a new Leftist/CNN tactic – the CNN cameras are always conveniently on hand when the harridans start to scream). Instead of giving them the Flake embrace, he ignored them and told them to come back when they had grown up and his security detail threatened to arrest them. These women need to be (figuratively) bitch slapped by their pimps to get them to stop screaming (where BTW in this whole fiasco is Mr. Chrissy?)

    Historically, women were always part of family units that kept them under control (this BTW was a two way street and not just “patriarchy” – often the woman had control of dad’s pay packet so that he wouldn’t drink it all up at the saloon). When they were younger their dads and brothers served as a brake and later their husbands and their responsibilities to their children. But these women have only their cats and their box wine so when they go off on a mental tangent or start hitting the snacks or going on a different Tinder “date” every night there is no one to stop them. Humans are not really meant to live in isolation like this.

    Serious countries do not permit themselves to be ruled by the cries of hysterical women. This is not to say that women need to be excluded from participation in civic life. They can participate, but only if they are willing to participate on the same basis as men and not as some special privileged class whose victim status morally elevates them and excuses them from the rules of civilized behavior, from burdens of proof, etc. Otherwise we are doomed.

    The victimhood of these women is mostly in their head anyway – they are for the most part pampered and privileged (at least materially – emotionally they are clearly deprived) and only want to get in on the victim racket because women are status seeking and the highest status today (an almost holy or saintly status in their secular religion) is afforded to victims. These female “rape” victims like Chrissy and Jackie are the modern equivalent of the girls who used to have visions of the Virgin Mary or the girls who were the witnesses at the Salem witch trials.

  225. Svigor says:
    @Peter Akuleyev

    That’s what “those people” are; a bunch of suck-ups.

  226. @Anonymous

    If we were to apply the principles of political correctness as to demographic representation, the 9 judges on our Supreme Court would comprise:

    2 Agnostics or Unaffiliated
    2 Catholics
    5 Protestants

    All other religions are of such small proportion that they would not even merit representation.

    In other words, the court would reflect the true makeup of our country and come closer to including the stock that made the country and its legal system what it is.

    Think about that.

    BTW do we really think that goyim from the Western United States who graduated from Western colleges and law schools do not understand the Constitution and cannot apply it? That is hogwash. We are too focused on elite everything, to our own detriment. Our system of government is supposed to be comprised of American Citizens, among whom there have always been plenty of people who can to the jobs that need to be done.

    Stop holding a small number above yourselves! You have it in you to do what your ancestors did!

    • Agree: densa
  227. Svigor says:
    @Jack D

    But these women have only their cats and their box wine

    You either got this by listening to TRS/TDS podcasts (I doubt it), or you’re cribbing it from someone who got this by listening to TRS/TDS podcasts (likely). Or maybe everyone involved got it from some 4th or 5th party (I’ve lost count at this point).

    Still, I find it amusing that you’re probably cribbing this from arch-”ANTISEMITES!!!”

    • Replies: @Jack D
  228. Stick says:
    @J.Ross

    Does this mean she is the Queen of Sweden now?

  229. @Rosamond Vincy

    Put a Southern Anglo-Saxon or Anglo-Celtic or Anglo-Norman Protestant man on the US Supreme Court when Ruth Bader Ginsburg gives up the ghost or retires.

    It would also be preferable if his ancestors had slaves. This would give the White Box Wine Resistance Harpies a break and allow them to recuperate from all this tiring Christine Blasey Ford business. They are tired and weary, Lord.

    I think Black people have got bored with the White Box Wine Resistance Harpies screeching about this or that. Blacks want to get in on the ranting fun too!

    Black people could show off that high dudgeon stuff they do so well. Some White people are really entertained by the angry Black political voice, but, like Hillary Clinton in mostly White Chappaqua, New York, they don’t want to live anywhere near angry Black people or Black people of any kind.

  230. @Jack D

    Yes, of course.

    The women in her accountability/headship group call themselves handmaids, so yes she has called herself that. It just happens to play directly into the paranoia of our incompetent ruling class.

    It’s not happening. Also, enough Catholics already, especially with this joke of a pope.

  231. Anonymous[301] • Disclaimer says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    I’m going to condescend to your intellectual level and say that God promised you this

    Does the Bible actually say that God promised them all of that territory?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
    , @Buzz Mohawk
  232. AnonAnon says:
    @Desiderius

    Her Catholic “cult” calls its women “handmaids.” … There will be no Barrett nom.

    I agree. I’m Catholic but obscure Catholic sects (People of Praise?) make me uneasy and with her seven kids she comes across, without me knowing anything else about her, as ‘religious kook’. I looked into her family structure and find it a little troubling. Her seven kids range from 16 to 5: 16 yo female, 13 yo female (Haitian), 13 yo female, 10 yo male (Haitian), 8 yo male, 6 yo male, and a 5 yo male with special needs. She’s 46 now so she had her last two at 40 and 41. Since she’s an uber-Catholic and has seven kids, I assume she and her husband followed natural family planning but in this day and age of basal body thermometers, ovulation kits, and apps there is no reason to guess at your fertile phase and be able to avoid it. I also expect a pair of high-level professionals to plan their kids out better and show some restraint, no matter how religious they are. Seven is a lot to handle and parse out attention to.

    • Replies: @Anonymousse
  233. Trump should nominate Merrick Garland to replace Ginsburg.

    • Disagree: Jenner Ickham Errican
    • Replies: @vinteuil
  234. Anonymous[301] • Disclaimer says:
    @Desiderius

    Her Catholic “cult” calls its women “handmaids.” I shit you not. There will be no Barrett nom.

    Three of the current members of the court belong to a cult that mutilates the penises of baby boys.

    So there’s that.

  235. istevefan says:
    @jesse helms think-alike

    On the contrary, it is anger and raw emotion that tipped the scale in Judge K’s favor. When Reagan angrily said ” I am paying for this microphone,”…

    First, Reagan and Thomas did not cry. As I mentioned above I don’t like to see grown men cry in public. Mount a stiff defense, but stop the weeping.

    Second, I recall Thomas using the ‘high-tech lynching’ metaphor, but I don’t recall him specifically singling out democrats. Defend yourself. But don’t become politically partisan in doing so given the job you are in line to get.

    Third, along the lines of the above I am still scratching my head at why the GOP Congress won’t impeach Justice Ginsburg over her public, political comments against Trump. At the very least she should be forced to recuse herself on any cases involving the Trump administration and its policies.

    • Agree: International Jew
    • Replies: @Amen
    , @Svigor
    , @Marat
    , @J.Ross
  236. @Anon

    I say Trump should max out there, with the youngest guy around who could conceivably be confirmed.

    Lauren Southern!

  237. Amen says:
    @Peter Akuleyev

    He graduated #1 from Yale Law. Intellectually mediocre eh?

  238. Slightly OT but how do these protesters, like the ones that ambushed Flake in the elevator, get into the Capital and its office buildings? I’m sure they have tight security at the entrances…

    • Agree: GW
    • Replies: @Amen
    , @FPD72
    , @Anonymous
    , @istevefan
  239. Amen says:
    @Dr. X

    I agree. She’ll be a typical RINO who clings to abortion and guns, but completely let go of immigration. The opposite of the kind of judge we need.

    Besides there are already 5 now maybe 6 Roman Catholics on the SC, we need a good old conservative Southern WASP on board.

  240. Amen says:
    @International Jew

    Not only that but they can only get in with passes signed by a senator. Take a guess at which senators signed their passes?

  241. Amen says:
    @istevefan

    Agree about grown man crying. I lost all respect for Ben Bernanke when he cried on TV talking about how “angry” he was at AIG (but still gave them the billion dollar bailout and arrested no one).

  242. Thirdtwin says:
    @Lagertha

    “MOVE ON! Give it a rest until K is confirmed.”

    Really bring the hammer down after the midterms.

  243. @Peter Akuleyev

    If he is a mediocrity what is Sotomayor? She doesn’t even come near that, and breezed right through to confirmation. Besides, you are missing the larger point, it wouldn’t matter who he picked the Dems would put out all the stops. Bork was an intellectual heavyweight, yet they dragged him through the mud just the same and then they went after another heavyweight, Ginsburg, for smoking pot. Thomas, who was a mediocrity was furiously attacked as well, it doesn’t matter.

  244. Anon[339] • Disclaimer says:

    Those of us old enough to remember McMartin Preschool, Satanic Ritual Abuse, alien abductions, etc., may remember an academic named Elizabeth Loftus. She is a psychologist from UC Irvine famous for the shopping mall false memory experiment, and an expert witness on the unreliability of eyewitnesses.

    She used to be profiled and interviewed in the media from time to time. But when the first Woody Allen eruption happened in 2014 after a Dylan Farrow article, Loftus disappeared from the media, and has not been seen since. Her insights don’t fit The Narrative.

    I got to wondering tonight whatever happened to her. Is she still alive? Why hasn’t she been in the media during the confirmation hearings? I found out that she is apparently a wrongthinker. She wrote a letter of protest to the Bay Area radio station that disinvited Richard Dawkins, and she is in the middle of a current #metoo controversy at UC Irvine where an elderly (in his 80s) Italian professor was run off campus because students (who apparently have never travelled to Europe) said he kissed them on the cheek or air kissed them when greeting them. Loftus is part of a group, which I think also includes UC Irvine neurology-intelligence expert Richard Haier, who supported the poor old coot. Their infraction is a new thing called himpathy.

    Himpathy is the reversal of sympathy for the lower-level, in the pyramid of privilege, intersectional person into sympathy for the persecuted patriarchical white male. To have himpathy is a sin, and Loftus has sinned. Don’t expect to hear from her … unless she decides to join the intellectual dark web, which is entirely possible, I think.

  245. FPD72 says:
    @International Jew

    They get in using passes signed by the office staff of Democratic senators. The issuers/signers should be held accountable.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  246. ATBOTL says:

    Off topic, but too important to ignore:

    https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-45760727

    Stoke-on-Trent Central candidate jailed for race hate crimes

    A parliamentary candidate who praised Hitler on a blog has been jailed.

    Barbara Fielding-Morriss, 79, was convicted of three counts of stirring up racial hatred at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court in June.

    The self-confessed white supremacist and anti-Semite stood as an independent for the city central constituency in 2017′s election.

    Judge Mr Recorder Julian Taylor said he found her attitude during the trial “sinister”.

    She was jailed for 12 months.

    ——————————————————-

    A 79 year old woman sentenced to prison for saying non-PC things on a blog. There have been numerous cases like this in the UK over the years that do not get any significant publicity, unlike Tommy Robinson. That needs to change. We have to keep shoving red pills down the throats of boomers and normies. They are worked up over Tommy, but they don’t know the half of what is going on.

    • Agree: BB753
    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
    , @BB753
  247. Thirdtwin says:
    @jJay

    “Take your time, but I am looking forward to a post on this.”

    I second the motion. The ex-BF needs to stay offline, lest they find child porn onto his computer. Although maybe the McLean connection is so obvious now that destroying his credibility would be pointless.

  248. @Dr. X

    I don’t want Barrett.

    No more females, especially ones with Haitian babies. If she’s on the SCOTUS hearing a Second Amendment case and somebody shoots up a school the day after oral arguments, I don’t trust Mom to uphold my Constitutional rights.

    Agreed.

  249. @Harry Baldwin

    As the Left has made clear, it recognizes as the only legitimate power is that held by themselves. If the SCOTUS leans left, then it is the supreme seat of authority and its every decision determines the course we must follow. If it leans right, it is illegitimate and can be ignored. Just as when Obama lost the congress, they regarded it as legitimate that he rule through executive orders.

    Great comment!

  250. Tyrion 2 says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    I assume that is a Palestinian propaganda piece specifically designed to pretend that the Israelis are a threat to the rest of the Middle East so that the Arabs will continue to obsess over Jews even at the obvious detriment to their own countries and lives.

    Basically “hey fellow Arabs, don’t make your countries great again but look, it’s the Jews.”

    • Replies: @Svigor
    , @Anonymous
    , @Jack D
  251. Svigor says:
    @istevefan

    1. “Non-partisan” is a LARP.
    2. If the attacks are partisan, it’s not partisan to point out the fact.

  252. El Dato says:
    @istevefan

    You totally sound like St. Chrissy complaining about something that has immense importance in her own mind.

    Give it a rest now.

  253. Svigor says:
    @Tyrion 2

    Looking for the denial…

    …not seeing one…

    …old Jewish tricks are long since played out. C’mon guys, write some new material.

    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
    , @Rosamond Vincy
  254. ATBOTL says:
    @Anonymous

    Two of those rulings don’t help the immigration restrictionist cause. We don’t want illegals to be easier to exploit, nor do we want illegals to drop anchor babies.

  255. Anon[204] • Disclaimer says:

    O/T

    Labor “Shortages”

    The U.S. shed 2.3 million construction jobs as the housing bubble burst, and has only regained about 1.85 million

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/construction-hiring-is-booming-and-there-still-are-plenty-of-available-jobs-2018-10-05

  256. ChrisZ says:

    I just clicked onto the NRO site to find the latest on Kav, and the headline they’re running reads: “It’s Wrong to Assume Kavanaugh Would be a Partisan Justice.”

    My one thought (before my mind went completely numb!) was: “He had BETTER be a partisan justice!” I mean, if he’s not our guy, after this whole humiliating ordeal, then what was the purpose of defending him?

    But the “establishment” types just can’t help snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. They just love losing too much.

    For years I used to frequent NRO every day. Since 2016, though, maybe twice a year. NR in the O’Sullivan years was what introduced me to the immigration issue, and to Steve Sailer; the early Lowry era was graced by Derb and Steyn. I’ll always be grateful for that and more. But if I ever needed an illustration of why I parted company with the establishment Right, that 10-word headline says it all.

  257. Twinkie says:
    @Jack D

    girls who used to have visions of the Virgin Mary

    I was about to hit “Agree” until this gratuitous comparison.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  258. Twinkie says:

    Looks like Murkowski wants to be a Democrat. Let them have her. Too bad Palin ran for president foolishly instead of running for the Senate and building her gravitas.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  259. Anonymous[301] • Disclaimer says:
    @Tyrion 2

    I assume that is a Palestinian propaganda piece specifically designed to pretend that the Israelis are a threat to the rest of the Middle East so that the Arabs will continue to obsess over Jews even at the obvious detriment to their own countries and lives.

    Uh, except that Israel is a gradually expanding entity. And beyond that, Jews’ foundational documents lay claim to land reaching the Tigris and Euphrates.

    It’s a far more reality based “obsession” than the constant Jewish cries of “appeasement” and of the next Hitler or another Holocaust.

    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
    , @Jimi Shmendrix
  260. While all eyes are on abortion, I suspect that the urgency and desperation behind the Democrats has more to do with the Deep State and Trump’s upcoming night of the long knives. Before he moves on the traitors / conspirators / Coup plotters, it was important Trump had the Supreme Court locked down seeing as that is where all this will head pretty quickly. Rosenstein is the “last firewall” and once he is unceremoniously removed it will time for the party to begin.

    Apparently this charade with CBF as the front person, is really an stunt by former FBI / DOJ operatives designed to keep the SC deadlocked at 4-4 and an effort to turn out the vote for the Democrats. Nothing associated with this was accidental and it is being laid bare very quickly.

    If nothing else, these are truly interesting times to be alive.

  261. Forbes says:
    @istevefan

    You appear confused. Or just awoken from hibernation.

    The Dems aren’t interested in proving any such thing as you describe. They’re interested in winning political power by any means necessary.

    • Replies: @donut
  262. Lot says:

    Murkowski is a no, Flake a yes. Looking like a 51-50 or 51-49 vote depending on Manchin/Collins.

  263. Forbes says:
    @Peter Akuleyev

    Indictment by association–those who employed him, and visiting the sins of the father on the son–is not a good look. Try the mirror yourself.

  264. Anonymous[184] • Disclaimer says:
    @International Jew

    No to get into the House and Senate office buildings there is only a metal detector and a pat-down by rent-a-cops. There are no questions asked and no need to prove an appointment.

  265. Anonymous[184] • Disclaimer says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Serious question: Since I doubt you consider American volunteers for the IDF to be “your countrymen,” where are Americans actually spilling blood, or where have they spilled blood, for Israel? (Pro-tip: Iraq is not a valid answer because Ariel Sharon counseled Bush against it.)

    • Replies: @Amen
    , @Anonymous
    , @Buzz Mohawk
  266. @The Anti-Gnostic

    Federal appellate judges are up in the clouds debating textual minutiae and broad policy with their law clerks and other judges. They don’t need any particular kind of temperament.

    Ha ha — see Ron Pair.

    https://business-finance-restructuring.weil.com/throwback-thursday/u-s-v-ron-pair-enters/

  267. Marat says:
    @jesse helms think-alike

    Hopefully, the very second Kavanaugh is confirmed, Trump will let loose with the merciless derision and disgust this episode warrants. Progressives need to be saddled with their Scarlet Letter for the indefinite future.

  268. Anonymous[375] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnonAnon

    McLean is the same one whom the West Coast boyfriend said Ford coached for the polygraph, correct? McLean the former FBI agent? This is all starting to look more than a little Deep State-ish.

  269. @Anonym

    I figure if the left thinks it’s worth this much effort to block him, he’s probably not bad at least, possibly quite good.

    Okay. Now recall how hard the Left tried to keep GWB out of the White House.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    , @Anonym
  270. Kylie says:
    @Dr. X

    “I don’t want Barrett.

    No more females, especially ones with Haitian babies. ”

    Yes. And yes. No females. And no one who has, in Steve’s apt phrase, “leap-frogging loyalties”.

    • Agree: vinteuil
    • Replies: @Diversity Heretic
  271. Jack D says:
    @Twinkie

    Sorry, I didn’t mean to demean anyone’s faith, but it’s hard for me to say that women who have visions of imaginary rapes are just delusional but shepherd girls who have visions of the Virgin Mary are the real thing. Every faith is based on .. uh .. faith but when it’s not your faith I think it is OK to be skeptical that Mohammed really flew to Jerusalem on his horse or that the Angel Moroni really hung around upstate NY in the 19th century. If you want to believe these things as part of your faith, I can accept it (although the whole Cult of the Virgin thing is really an overlay on Christianity and has more to do with pre-Christian folk beliefs and mother goddesses than with the teachings of Jesus).

    But going back to current events, people who are rational understand that people who don’t share your faith are not required to share in the tenets of your faith (“Believe Women”) and can distinguish between faith based beliefs and legal standards for proof. Then again, people who are True Believers believe that EVERYONE should or must convert to their faith, which is the one and only True Religion and non-believers must be forcibly converted or burned at the stake.

  272. Marat says:
    @istevefan

    Have to agree with you here about the weeping. Alphas don’t cry, beta a**kissers cry. BK’s upper middle class upbringing is still a far cry from that of the Elite with a capital E. He worked hard (and that’s admirable) but you can see he’s been a prime Organization Man, in high school, college, and adult life. He played by the Elite’s Rules and had come to expect being rewarded by the Elite’s Rules since he will never have been born an Elite. Striving for acceptance by the Bush crowd is something Trump (and Ivanka) dearly wanted all their lives. (Perhaps Trump has finally given up on this worthless pursuit and come into his own with the reins of power, seeing the profound damage the vapid, repulsive and incompetent Elite have inflicted on America.) Having said this, I hope like hell he gets on the Court. But may the next choice be more in the mold of a self-made man like Justice Thomas.

  273. @Kylie

    A female Supreme Court justice would be more likely to crave the “strange new respect” accorded turncoats, after dwelling in the DC swamp for a few years.

  274. GW says:
    @Jack D

    Yes, Marian apparitions are essentially pagan and proof positive the Catholic Church is in many ways anti-Christian.

    Protestants have had their own problems—among them the uncritical acceptance of enlightenment philosophies—but they’re closer to true Christian doctrine for the most part.

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
  275. tyrone says:
    @jesse helms think-alike

    Please run for senator from N.C. ,we miss Jesse

  276. Jack D says:
    @ben tillman

    You really can’t go by what Leftists say – to them everyone to the right of Bernie Sanders is Hitler.

    If they are making a bigger stink now than they did over Gorsuch it is because (1) Gorsuch was not seen as replacing a swing vote and (2) there was no election pending so no need to rile up the base and (3) they didn’t think they could swing enough R Senators to have a realistic chance at stopping the nomination while the Dems are, even right at this moment (although hopes are fading) STILL hopeful that they can swing the women RINO senators (Flake is a woman for purposes of this discussion) to kill the K nomination. It was all based on tactical considerations and not because they didn’t consider Gorsuch to be a horrible evil person.

  277. No more females, especially ones with Haitian babies. ”

    Haitian babies that are adopted acquire US citizenship on adoption and grow up as Americans.

    There have been many famous Haitian people including Papa Doc Duvalier who was elected President of Haiti and was eventually awarded the job for life, like a Supreme Court justice in an election in which he won 99.9% of the vote, a world record that was to stand for a long time. A feature of this election was an innovation in electoral technology by which all the ballot papers were preprinted to say YES. (The organizers of the Brexit referendum should have studied his methods.)

    He was able to maintain support in the US by means of being a firm opponent of Communism, and Haitians convicted of communism were executed and their property was confiscated, which was only right as they did not believe in private property. He had his own private security force called the Tonton Macoute, which was double the size of the army. Officers in the Tonton Macoute were rewarded for identifying communists with donations of land confiscated from communists. Naturally this program was very popular and the Tonton Macoute were very diligent in rooting out communists.

    Perhaps inevitably, he died in office, having battled diabetes for many years. He will not be forgotten.

    • Replies: @Currahee
    , @Kylie
    , @F0337
  278. @Twinkie

    Meanwhile, even the NYT has to acknowledge how good the economy is:

    If the economy is so good, then raise the federal funds rate to the normal level of 6 percent.

    If the federal funds rate was at 6 percent, the 10 year Treasury yield would be at 8 or 10 percent or higher.

    Let’s have some fun like in 1981!

    1981 the federal funds rate was 20 percent.

    Back, Jack, do it again!

    Peter Schiff And Asset Bubbles Popping:

  279. Jack D says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Don’t be silly. That map is way too limited.

    Here is the actual map of the area that God promised to us Jews:

    PS you goyim can have Antartica. White enough for you?

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  280. Jack D says:
    @Tyrion 2

    This as opposed to the map that is in every Palestinian classroom that shows Palestine stretching “from the river to the sea” and erasing the state of Israel.

  281. @Dr. X

    No more females, especially ones with Haitian babies

    People who don’t understand this objection need to find someone with a Filipina wife or adopted Chinese daughter that are here legally.

    Move the conversation to the topic of closing the borders, cutting bennies for illegals, and deportation.

    Then, stand back and watch the reaction you get.

    • Agree: Kylie
    • Replies: @Anonymous
  282. Anonymous[276] • Disclaimer says:
    @Svigor

    The critiques are different. Jewish pundits and media figures don’t like Kavanaugh because he seems too much like a preppy frat boy. Whereas WASPs like his old Yale classmate Chad Ludington and Justice Stevens don’t like him because he didn’t meet the standards of their uptight WASP ideals of rigid honesty and decorum during the hearings.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  283. Anonymous[301] • Disclaimer says:

    Shouldn’t the FBI have interviewed Rebecca White?

  284. Anonymous[294] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    The Republican elites came out of the woodwork to rail against Trump for being a thorn in their sides as well. May Kavanuagh be an entire briar patch in their sides for the next 3 decades.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  285. Zach says:

    Important to note that Trump and Pence set good examples in ways related to this scandal. Trump doesn’t drink. If kavanaugh had been a teetotaler, he couldn’t have been smeared. And Pence will not be alone in a room with a woman, other than his wife. If Ford had been properly chaperoned, this scandal would not have occurred.

  286. @Jack D

    Religions don’t begin and don’t end. That’s their nature. The “original” Christian faith was a syncretism already. No end to be seen anywhere. Humans will feel and fantasize as long as there are any – no matter where. And – that’s the cultist part of it, they will shape these fantasies collectively. That’s in the end what makes religions a) necessary and b) successful (that it’s difficult for people to stand / to be alone – being alone means separation and separation means weakness and suffering (depression at times, too).
    (For further distinctions, have a look at Carl Durkheim and Erich Fromm (Man for Himself).

    • Replies: @GW
    , @Dieter Kief
  287. vinteuil says: • Website
    @Desiderius

    Trump should nominate Merrick Garland to replace Ginsburg.

    Well, that would certainly put the cat among the pigeons.

    But…no.

    • Replies: @Zach
    , @Desiderius
  288. Anonymous[276] • Disclaimer says:
    @Rob McX

    I didn’t realize he was that old. According to Wiki, he was at the ’32 World Series at Wrigley Field where Babe Ruth hit his famous called shot home run.

    He wasn’t just the last WASP Justice, he also seems to have been the last Justice who was raised and educated outside of the Northeast. He was from Chicago and went to the University of Chicago and Northwestern Law School.

  289. @Anonymous

    Christian Scientist William Webster, a Federal judge was considered for the seat a seat in the mid 1970′s.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  290. Anonymous[276] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    Kavanaugh is a W. Bush guy. The Republican elites generally like him, which is why Lindsey Graham et al were supportive of him.

    Justice Stevens said he liked him and supported him until his behavior during the hearings.

    • Replies: @vinteuil
  291. One thing about Brett Kavanaugh that I don’t know if anyone else has mentioned: He is not an intimidating guy. All the accusations of bullying, being a jock, picking on people, etc. just don’t ring true.

    To me he is a rather ordinary-looking, pasty-faced fellow, now and in old school photos. All that talk about lifting weights and playing sports doesn’t change the fact that I can’t see myself or my science-oriented school friends ever having been intimidated by him.

    Of course, my high school experience was cut short, and I went to a relatively small school where things were more like what some here have described, devoid of the stupid high school stereotypes and dynamics. (Trey Parker of South Park fame went to the same mountain school a few years later.) The quarterback might have been your pal from calculus class, and you might have dated a cute girl even though you were a STEM kind of guy. And if you were a STEM guy, you probably climbed mountains anyway. We had very few nerds or geeks, but a lot of smart people who became very successful.

    Whatever jerks I remember tended to be hyper-masculine types and not terribly promising. The worst thing that ever happened to me was when a future Annapolis midshipman knocked my books off my desk. Nothing happened after that.

    Kavanaugh doesn’t even have a deep voice. He is still boyish.

    Conservatives tend to be nicer people than left wingers.

  292. Anonymous[294] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    I know when I’m feeling like a little solitairy vice, give me a pic of Diane Feinstein and I’ m good to go

  293. @Jack D

    We built and maintain a base at the South Pole. Went to the Moon too. I’d say we’re doing all right, for “third world people.”

  294. Olorin says:
    @The Alarmist

    However strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government.

    Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony.

    OTOH, considering the state of Sweden–yeah, gwan, Sven, do whatever you want. At least this is better than calling a preschool-age child your uber-prophet’s wife…or calling Hackin’ Hillary a viable presidential candidate:

  295. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Anonym

    One of the most frustrating things about blacks is that they are not so much inarticulate as without language altogether: everything is in the tone of voice, everything could be phrased much more clearly, nothing can be gained by close attention to language. Their statements could be replaced by random showtune lyrics and nothing would change. It was clear to me on the first reading that the melanin-enriched gentleman’s intent was not to imply cultural appropriation. The words starting with n, s, and a are frequently used in a cosmically inclusive manner to mean both bad and good. This waa a verbal shove and not a considered opinion.

  296. @Anon

    At most law schools, “first in the class” does mean the best grades.

    Sure, but there is no evidence Kavanaugh was in the top percentile of the class at either Yale College or Yale Law School, whether measured by grades or any other academic standard. At law school he was on the law review and got a Federal appelate court clerkship one tier below the feeder judges. Don’t the very highest ranked students clerk for a feeder and then Supreme Court?

  297. Tyrion 2 says:
    @Svigor

    What are you wondering if I’ll deny?

    • Replies: @Svigor
  298. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Anonymous

    Look up “the Prayer of Jabez.”

  299. Tyrion 2 says:
    @Anonymous

    Tldr: it isn’t real.

    • Replies: @Svigor
  300. L Woods says:
    @Arvind

    Wow. Who could have seen this coming? Misogynists, that’s who.

  301. vinteuil says: • Website
    @Peter Akuleyev

    The reality is that the GOP wanted a fight, it’s good for fund-raising before the mid-terms.

    Could you be more delusional?

    So who should Trump have nominated, in your opinion?

    • Replies: @JimB
  302. Ibound1 says:
    @Anon

    No immigrant should ever get voting rights
    Birthright citizenship should be ended immediately
    Unless you can trace your direct ancestry to someone who was a citizen of America in 1964, you cannot vote

    Sometimes it’s nice to dream

  303. L Woods says:
    @Dr. X

    I’m not particularly pro-Barrett, but the involvement of women in the public sphere is much more of a problem as a mass phenomenon than an individual one. Leaders are, after all, outliers more or less by definition – as such they can be judged by their individual merits, even if their groups of origin are rather terrible. A simple thought experiment (society with female leaders but no female voters vs the reverse) should probably tell you which would lead to the better outcomes and what therefore is the greater problem. It’s female followership (ie mass influence, eg as voters) more than leadership at issue IMO.

  304. @Clyde

    Regression to the mean is the engine of progressivism (sic).

  305. vinteuil says: • Website
    @Twinkie

    Wagner? As in Lohengrin, the Ring, Parsifal, &c? Really?

    So it’s not idly that you call yourself “Twinkie!”

    Whiteness doesn’t get any whiter than Tristan und Isolde.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
    , @Old Palo Altan
  306. Amen says:
    @Anonymous

    where are Americans actually spilling blood, or where have they spilled blood, for Israel?

    Iraq and Syria, possibly Libya. Certainly all the bad blood now with Iran is solely to please Israel.

    Neocons pushed to invade Iraq, neocons are led by Jews like Paul Wolfowitz.

  307. J.Ross says: • Website

    Between Tyrion 2 pretending to not know one of the most famous lines in Israeli political rhetoric, a JIDF troll claiming that there was no massive push by Israelis in and out of multiple governments to knock over Israel’s officially declared biggest state enemy, and Jack D writing perhaps the most Jewish paragraph in the English language (“I don’t mean to be insulting, but you are an idiot”), the time seems prudent to consider the Eccentric Uncle model of anti-Semitism. This model presupposes that direct engagement on certain issues is pointless at best and, at worst, sabotages possible success. In seven thousand years nobody has ever persuaded a Jew that two plus two equals four or that the sun exists. If you had an eccentric umcle who could not be talked to about a topical blind spot, you wouldn’t disown him (or bake him), you would avoid the topic. This is the only civilized answer for people who ask you to pretend that Benjamin Netanyahu does not exist. Netanyahu does exist — but I’m not going to belabor the point when I could be sharing a delusionarily celebratory round with Meretz.

  308. Amen says:

    Murkowski and Collins both need to be primary out in their next election. A couple of toothless old hags.

    God help us if we are all now being judged for what we did in fucking High School. And he didn’t even do it!

    • Troll: Desiderius
    • Replies: @Amen
    , @EdwardM
  309. Svigor says:
    @Tyrion 2

    Now it’s at the point where you really do seem to think God promised all of that to the Jews.

  310. Svigor says:
    @Tyrion 2

    Damn that’s like three non-denials. You’re a hard-core Zio-nut, aren’t you? You just can’t come out and say it. Hence the weaseling.

    • Troll: Tyrion 2
  311. vinteuil says: • Website
    @Anonymous

    Justice Stevens said he liked him and supported him until his behavior during the hearings.

    Yeah, right.

    This from the guy who retired, strategically, in 2010, to be sure that Obama could appoint his successor, the dread lesbian Kagan.

    But, hey, he’s 98. Maybe he believes what he’s saying.

  312. Anonym says:
    @Anonymous

    Feinstein was a real looker in her youth. She still looks great for an 84 year-old, great bone structure.

    Young Feinstein. It’s a shame Gene Wilder is no longer with us for a cameo.

  313. @F0337

    Bingo.

    That’s Moldbug’s main thesis.

  314. @Jack D

    There have been frauds or delusional cases: Rose Tamisier was one, Veronica Luekens, a housewife in Queens in the 1970s, was another. Neither was endorsed by the Church. The Church checks them out pretty carefully. Bernadette Soubirous was doubted for a long time precisely because the Church doesn’t accept every wild claim. It’s not that easy to be canonized.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  315. J.Ross says: • Website

    OT — Chicago — Van Dyke Convicted!
    CONSPIRACY THEORY: was there a deal to sacrifice Van Dyke provided The Israeli stepped down?
    A Durch anon responds to the Van Dyke conviction:

    >be cop
    >called to scene with an armed suspect
    >as you arrive, suspect is charging you with weapon
    >order suspect to drop weapon
    >declines
    >order suspect to drop weapon, again
    >declines and moves towards you
    >fire on suspect
    >suspect dies
    >get sent to jail for 6 million years
    >hordes of [MacArthur geniuses] celebrate outside

    can’t wait until every single competent cop leaves the area and it turns into absolute anarchy

  316. Anonym says:
    @ben tillman

    Yes, my thinking on that was fairly lazy. I think I had read some good things re immigration on him thoug, so more an offhand remark.

    Maybe it would have been better to have Gore than the Chimpler as the left would call him. We would have had 911 either way.

    • Replies: @ben tillman
  317. @FPD72

    Passive voice, as always.

  318. tyrone says:
    @istevefan

    Oh come on ,we learned how to cry from Clinton , Bush and Boehner …..it works! just wait for the results ,that’s what matters ….right? I too yearn for the real men of yesteryear ,but that’s not who we are anymore.

    • Replies: @sayless
  319. Jack D says:

    Collins says she’s voting yes. It’s all over boys and girls. This time next week Kavanaugh will be sitting on the court. Sometimes justice really does prevail in the end.

    This is a BIG own goal for Chuckie, much bigger than if he had just kept his mouth shut and allowed the normal process to play out instead of trying for this desperate Hail Mary play (you should pardon the expression). Short term, he succeeded in stirring up the base but the WRONG base. Long term, the next time the Dems are in power, he has legitimized the politics of personal destruction on THEIR nominees. And it remains to be seen if there will be legal repercussions for all the leaking and slander and so on. Doubly bad to end up in jail if you don’t even have K’s head to show for your sacrifice.

  320. Sammler says: • Website
    @J.Ross

    Jury convicted Van Dyke — 2nd degree murder and 16 counts of battery.

    Chicago better be ready for some Ferguson Effect. In 2022 Rahm Emmanuel will run again as the face of the Good Old Days.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
  321. Amen says:
    @Amen

    I take back what I said about Collins. She’s still got some brains left in her. Now only Murkowski is the toothless old hag.

  322. Jack D says:
    @Svigor

    It’s only fair because you probably sing Christmas songs written by Jews.

    • Replies: @Svigor
  323. Twinkie says:
    @Jack D

    Even if you don’t share the Catholic faith, reporting visions of the Blessed Lady and falsely accusing men of rape are not remotely comparable.

    • Replies: @Jack D
  324. Zach says:
    @vinteuil

    One of the senators said Kavanaugh was 93 percent similar in his judicial decisions to Garland as rated by some legal watch dog group. Any difference come down entirely to Roe v. Wade and to supporting the party nominee. And hurting Trump.

  325. @ATBOTL

    How long did the Rotherham kiddie-rapers get? Have any of them served any time at all?

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
  326. Amen says:
    @Jack D

    Collins gave an amazing speech, showing tremendous courage and inner strength. I’m officially a fan!

    Murkowski could learn a thing or two from Collins. Let’s hope she grows a few brain cells after hearing that speech and change her vote tomorrow.

    Hopefully the voters of ND and MO will send Heidi Heitkamp and Claire McCaskill packing in Nov.

  327. Twinkie says:
    @vinteuil

    Jawohl. However, I’ve moved on from my high school Wagner obsession. I’ve long preferred Schumann since.

  328. JimB says:
    @vinteuil

    Well, that’s academic now because K has 51 votes. With conservatives in the SCOTUS majority, the DNC can stop paying the utility bills for RBG’s iron lung.

  329. Jack D says:
    @Rosamond Vincy

    I’m no expert in this area, but it’s my understanding that the Church hierarchy usually starts out treating virtually all Marian apparitions with skepticism but in certain cases they are either pushed from below by overwhelming popular support for the apparition which they feel they can’t resist without damaging their own legitimacy or else some people in the hierarchy decide that it would be advantageous to run with the ball and promote the apparition for their own purposes.

    However, it’s hard for me as an outsider to make sense of Normae Congregationis (or for the process of canonization in general) without being cynical because it combines elements of formal legal or scientific rigor with elements of magical thinking – e.g. that you can “prove” that X prayed to a saint or apparition and was “miraculously cured” AS A RESULT.

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
  330. istevefan says:
    @Jack D

    Collins says she’s voting yes.

    Collins’ speech was very long especially for someone with her speech pattern. She put together a thorough analysis of her decision to support Judge K.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  331. Hibernian says:
    @istevefan

    “Being angry is not the problem. Showing anger in public, weeping in public and sounding partisan are the problem in my book.

    And he’s supposed to be angry without showing it, under the extreme circumstances? Judges are human beings. Also it’s fair game to note the extreme partisanship shown by your opponents. Kavanaugh was an enemy of the left for working on the Starr investigation of WJS, just as Nixon was their enemy for his role in exposing Alger Hiss.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  332. OFF TOPIC

    I hope Marsha Blackburn wins her US Senate race in Tennessee.

  333. @Svigor

    Look at the actual size of Israel on that map, especially compared to Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Hasn’t had much of a growth spurt in years. At one point, even gave back some territory captured in warfare, something rarely done.

    I’m not sure the Middle East needs to worry about a country the size of New Jersey, but I’m pretty sure we don’t. They’re capitalists. They would never voluntarily do anything that would drive away tourists and tourist money–which is more than I can say for the Saudis and Muslim Bros in Egypt. Better a bunch of capitalists than sincere fanatics.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    , @J.Ross
    , @Svigor
  334. Compare the treatment that RBG got at her confirmation in 1993 – 96 -3 vote for confirmation with only Jesse Helms, Don Nickles (OK) and Robert Smith (NH) voting no.

    https://www.nytimes.com/1993/08/04/us/senate-96-3-easily-affirms-judge-ginsburg-as-a-justice.html

    …”There was no debate on the Senate floor today. During a brief debate on Monday, Senator Helms said he had tentatively decided to vote in favor of Judge Ginsburg until he reviewed her record over the weekend. He contended that she supports the right to abortion unreservedly, and “is likely to uphold the homosexual agenda.” ‘Wise and Insightful’ Choice
    Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr., Democrat of Delaware, said Judge Ginsburg’s nomination had been “one of the real joys” of his tenure as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which unanimously endorsed the nomination last week. He also said he hoped President Clinton would be “as wise and insightful” in choosing any future Supreme Court nominees.”…

    Ginsburg was and is a committed Leftist activist who made no secret of her political bent. Appointed by Carter to the Federal Court in 1980 as part of his long term plan to destroy America, she had been in ACLU leadership since the early 1970′s.

    Today the bland mild milquetoast Kavanaugh is treated like a serial rapist. This for a charge that even if true is nothing – drunken groping of a clothed tacitly willing partner who later has a change of heart is not rape (unless committed by a Republican).

  335. @Twinkie

    She actually has a point although it’s too late to do anything about it now that Ds took a dump in the punch bowl.

    Kavanaugh has way too much Starr/Rove/Bush stink on him. I wonder if he was intended to be a deep state boobie trap for Trump.

  336. @Hibernian

    It says a lot that criticism of Democrats is assumed to be partisan.

  337. Hibernian says:
    @J.Ross

    The verdict’s in:

    Murder: Guilty, but only 2nd degree
    Aggravated Assault with Firearm: Guilty of all 16 counts, one for each bullet
    Official Misconduct: He’s acquitted of this charge – Whiskey Tango?

    As a public employee I was released from work when it was announced that the jury had reached a verdict. (An hour before the verdict was read.) They obvi ously wanted to get as many people off the streets as possible. I’m hanging out at home until I’m sure the coast is clear. No indication of trouble so far. I think the compromise verdict is being widely, albeit reluctantly, accepted.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  338. Jack D says:
    @Twinkie

    Respectfully, they are comparable because they both are based on delusion (discounting for the moment the question of whether the Virgin is REALLY making an appearance – in many cases even the Church itself does not accept that this is true). Now, without accepting their reality, you can have delusions or visions that are positive or lead to good or at least harmless results (e.g. the construction of major tourist attractions on the site of various Marian Apparitions and many placebo effect cures) or delusions that lead to bad results (e.g the Ghost Dancers) and I would say that a delusion involving a false accusation of a crime is one of the latter, but they are both forms of delusion.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
  339. @GW

    Catholics do not worship the Virgin Mary or any other saint. Saints are not divine: they are just really good humans. And some of them started out pretty bad–read Saints Behaving Badly for info.

    To pray means to ask, as in the Shakespearean “I pray thee, cease thy counsel!” and “Is it e’en, I pray?”

    Ever ask Mom or a sibling to put in a good word for you before you approach Dad? That’s what we do.

    • Replies: @GW
    , @Jonathan Mason
  340. @Jack D

    Schumer’s antics ended with an energized Republican base, a SCOTUS nominee who has seen the true face of the Left (with a very personal motive and the power to do something about it), and made Lindsay Graham of all people sound like he’s been popping trenbolone.

    Helluva job, Chuckie. You couldn’t resist your ethnic impulse to think because you were smart it meant every one else was a dumb lout to be fleeced and over played your hand.

  341. GW says:
    @Dieter Kief

    This is so dumb. Christianity spread following the death and resurrection of Christ. It only exists because of these historic events.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
    , @Dieter Kief
  342. @Rosamond Vincy

    One of Douthat’s first columns compared Israel to the crusader Near East states of the Middle Ages. It is an outpost of the West in the East, with all the baggage that comes along with that.

    There is no guarantee that it lasts any longer than those crusader states if it loses western support as they did.

    • Replies: @Ibound1
  343. Hibernian says:
    @J.Ross

    His daughter was threatened at school and he was severly admonished by the judge for leaving the courthouse, or at least the courtroom, during deliberations to deal with this situation.

  344. @Jack D

    The Holy Roman Catholic Church requires no one to believe that Our Blessed Mother ever appeared to anyone after her glorious bodily assumption into Heaven.
    She (i. e. the Church) merely states, after a long and detailed and very sceptical process, that the message attached to the apparition is not opposed to the faith and may (not must) be believed by the faithful. Or, contrarywise, She declares the message heretical or dangerous, condemns the apparition, and declare that faithful Catholics may not believe in either it or the message.
    One could deny each and every apparition “approved” by the Church and be in no way an unfaithful or unworthy Catholic.

    But I agree with you that the Haitian-adopting woman must never sit on the Supreme Court.

  345. Jack D says:
    @JimB

    Well, it was really for THREE women, counting Flake as a woman for this purpose.

    Anyway, rejoice ye of little faith – Collins has not been persuaded to the Dark Side. But it was sure a close run thing.

  346. @GW

    Put together Dieter’s chocolate and your peanut butter and we’ve got ourselves a going concern.

  347. GW says:
    @Rosamond Vincy

    Catholic doctrine states what you say, however many practicing Catholics (particularly those in Latin America) basically do worship Mary.

    Nevertheless, the false visions of Mary are proof enough of Catholicism’s inherent paganism and superstition.

    Regarding using Mary as an intermediary, we have Christ as our great high priest who intercedes on our behalf. Read the book of Hebrews.

    • Replies: @Jack D
    , @Rosamond Vincy
  348. @AnonAnon

    All kids really turned out terrible until former DINKS started having just one at age 38. Big happy families are another heteronormative patriarchal cismyth.

    A proper upbringing is one or two children, two busy working parents and the same number of ipads playing Frozen on a twelve hour loop. Siblings are basically white privilege and child abuse.

  349. @vinteuil

    Trump is the cat among the pigeons.

  350. Hibernian says:
    @Marat

    Redo the math, its 40% x 9 = 3.6, round up to 4 or down to 3.

  351. @Desiderius

    Kavanaugh has way too much Starr/Rove/Bush stink on him. I wonder if he was intended to be a deep state boobie trap for Trump.

    This is a point that has been discussed too little in the effort to defend Kavanaugh.

    What are his conservative bona fides?

    Is he a true believer in and will he protect our most precious freedom – the only one that ultimately prevented Obama and his cadres from herding enemies into FEMA camps or worse.

    The Left has again proved with this latest episode that they are all too willing and even eager to use intimidation, the threat of harm and even real violence against their class enemies. Just as Yamamoto said the thought of a rifle behind every blade of grass is all that has stayed their hand.

  352. istevefan says:
    @International Jew

    Slightly OT but how do these protesters, like the ones that ambushed Flake in the elevator, …

    Senator Flake is supposed to represent the people of Arizona. Technically if I or any other non-Arizona citizen of the USA lobby him, he doesn’t have to listen us since we are not his constituents.

    One of the women who ambushed Flake is Ana Maria Archila. She was born in Colombia. She was sexually assaulted at age 5, which means it happened in Colombia since she came to the US at age 17. She may or may not even be a US citizen. But even if she is, she is a resident of NYC not Arizona.

    The other woman, Maria Gallagher, is also from New York.

  353. @Desiderius

    I said at the very beginning, before Prof Dr Ford was ever heard of, that Kavanaugh was not ideal, and precisely because he was a practicing modern Catholic: going to a novus ordo parish, jabbering about social justice and the equality of women: all of this was deeply worrying.

    And I am still worried, but rather less so. If he is confirmed tomorrow, he will very naturally get to know Justice Thomas, who is a Catholic convert. But he is a real Catholic, who attends (as did Justice Scalia) the real Catholic Mass, that which was replaced by the artificial concoction of the “second worst pope in history” Pope Paul VI (one guess as to who is the worst). Since he has found no support either from Georgetown Prep, nor I would wager from his parish, it might just be that he will find himself attending the traditional Mass as Thomas’s guest. Most of you will have no idea why this might be of any importance, but I promise you all that it would make a new man of him (no more snivelling for one thing).

    Catholicism was once a bulwark of tradition in all its forms; today it is an effeminate enemy of all that is upstanding and proud. The New Mass, more than anything else, is the reason.

  354. Jack D says:
    @Anonymous

    When Serena Williams yells at the ref, it is just the righteous anger of an oppressed and wrongfully accused person who will no longer bear her oppression in silence. Praise be unto her.

    When Brett Kavanaugh yells at the ref he is just a spoiled brat used to getting his way and angry that he is behind on points.

    It sounds to me as if the MSM got this backward.

  355. Jack D says:
    @GW

    In many parts of Latin America, the Virgin Mary is the Corn Goddess. When the Spanish priests came, they told the Indians that it’s OK to still pray to the Corn Goddess, just call her the Virgin Mary from now on. This made everyone happy.

  356. Hibernian says:
    @Peter Akuleyev

    An intellectual lightweight compared to who? Einstein?

  357. @Jack D

    I’m hardly an expert, but if a cure takes place that is inexplicable or unlikely by natural means, the Church starts to look into the matter more attentively.

    [MORE]

    One two-year-old boy had failed to thrive since birth. He was sickly, had never walked, and local doctors gave a dim prognosis for his living much longer. His desperate mother took him to the Grotto, prayed, and to the horror of onlookers, lowered him into a muddy ditch local workers had dug when Bernadette said there was a spring underneath. She took him home, and when he woke up, he was well for the first time in his life: learned to walk, and lived to attend Bernadette’s canonization ceremony in his ’70s.

    There are other cases. Some may be the result of rhe placebo effect, but that one and many others couldn’t be. That baby had no way of knowing what was going on.

    You might have a look at Franz Werfel’s novel The Song of Bernadette. He was actually a Jew being pursued by the Nazis, but when he was hidden by townspeople in Lourdes, he promised to tell Bernadette’s story if his life was spared. He not only looked at official records, but interviewed people whose families had been in Lourdes for generations: their ancestors had actually known Bernadette.

    Far from being a hysterical teenager, she was very matter-of-fact. One official accused her of acting like an animal when she tried to eat some herbs the Virgin had told her would be growing by the spring. She asked the official, “Are you an animal when you eat salad?”

  358. Hibernian says:
    @Eric Novak

    It’s an interdenominational group.

  359. Ibound1 says:
    @Desiderius

    A poor comparison.
    The Crusader States had very little Western settler population – that is one reason why they failed, they were merely a military caste on top of a middle eastern population. Had France sent hundreds of thousands of settlers, Outremer might be with us today. The Israelis have avoided that mistake, their state is more reminiscent of the earlier United States in terms of settlement. They also have nuclear weapons.

  360. @Jack D

    Collins says she’s voting yes. It’s all over boys and girls. This time next week Kavanaugh will be sitting on the court. Sometimes justice really does prevail in the end.

    It is all a game, just like it was with the final McCain vote on Obamacare. When the ruling party is going to vote for something that will piss off a lot of people, even a large minority, they will finagle it down so that the smallest possible number of senators have to vote for the somewhat unpopular measure, and those who have the most to lose by voting for it will agonize and agonize down to the very last minute, and the party will reward them in some intangible way, like giving one of their staff a position on the Supreme Court, or overlooking their annual fact finding missions to Thailand, or in McCain’s case, he would be rewarded in the afterlife.

    For example when George W. Bush had to make a decision on allowing embryo cells to be used for stem cell research, he did not want to piss of religious fundies and right-to-lifers, so he fudged to the left, fudged to the right, offered up prayers to guide his decision, and then fudged a bit more by allowing existing lines to be used, but no creation of new ones.

    Result–a great one. By the time a year had gone by no one could really remember what George had allowed or disallowed, and everyone thought they had won, bar a few people on each side who actually knew what the issue was about, who were statistically insignificant.

    And even if they didn’t like it, the man had spent so much time on his knees praying about it, and even more time telling people about the praying, that you could hardly hold him personally responsible. It was in God’s hands. And since God practically invented the science of genetics single-handed (actually left-handed, since Jesus was sitting on his right hand at the time) you could hardly blame human beings for a spot of work on improving some aspects of the Creation where God seemed to have whiffed. It is the least man can do to return the favor for being created in the first place.

    And anyway, when the next president came along he could change the decision that no one remembered, which he did.

  361. @vinteuil

    “Whiteness doesn’t get any whiter than Tristan und Isolde”.

    I somehow feel obligated to chime in with a resounding YES here.

  362. @Old Palo Altan

    one guess as to who is the worst

    I suppose you mean Francis. Would you really rate him worse than a Borgia, or Stephen VI with his Cadaver Trial of the previous Pope?

    • Replies: @Old Palo Altan
  363. @J.Ross

    You got the wrong Steve. This is Steve Sailer’s skeptical blog not Steve Turley’s ultra-positive You Tube channel.

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCsiAKRKcgzA_372WbXNBaw

  364. eah says:

    OT

    SDSU Changes Policy On Suspect Race Descriptions

    San Diego State University informed students on Monday about a policy that will forbid its police department from using the race of crime suspects, “unless there is enough identifiable information” for descriptions sent through the university alert system… SDSU alerted students of the updates in an email sent by SDSU Chief of Police Josh Mays and SDSU Associate Vice President for Faculty Diversity and Inclusion Luke Wood,…

    Below is a foto of Wood — I wonder what his salary is.

    Here’s no doubt why this was deemed necessary — a Daily Aztec article from Sep 08 this year: College Area hit with a third robbery in two weeksOfficers set up a perimeter and searched for the suspect, who was described as a black man in his early 20s,…

  365. @GW

    Read CS Lewis’ God in the Dock.

  366. @J.Ross

    Vaněček is a Czech name.

    So make her the queen of the Czech Kingdom. That would solve their name problem.

    The Kingdom of the Bohemians and the Moravians. Nice ring to that.

  367. Anonymous[294] • Disclaimer says:
    @Lagertha

    Interesting that the 3 solid leftists remaining on the bench, are all women- 2 tribespeople and on POC, all of whom you know how they will vote even before they do so.

  368. @Rosamond Vincy

    Catholics do not worship the Virgin Mary or any other saint. Saints are not divine: they are just really good humans.

    Right, and Jesus, during his internship on our planet, was a kind of super-saint who operated on a higher level, and having conquered death and become imortal, continues to do so for ever and ever.

    My kids believe in a kind of superhero-Jesus who is a notch up from the official Christian Jesus in terms of abilities. As well as putting in a good word with God, who tends to be rather grumpy about little things and invariably sides with grown-ups, he also controls the weather, protects disobedient children from punishment, takes orders for birthday gifts, and provides donuts on Sunday, not bread and fish, which is stinky and full of bones.

    So definitely you want him on your side, due to these assorted superpowers.

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
  369. @Rosamond Vincy

    How long did the Rotherham kiddie-rapers get? Have any of them served any time at all?

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4184966/Child-sex-gang-members-shout-Allahu-Akbar-court.html

    Apparently they welcomed their sentences, as they shouted “God is Great” in court before being escorted down to the dungeons.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  370. eah says:

    ‘Kavanaugh Derangement Syndrome’ — “forsee” — “now”

    • Replies: @eah
  371. Anonymous[301] • Disclaimer says:
    @ChrisZ

    I’m hopeful this ordeal permanently set him straight on the stakes of giving the Left even the smallest benefit of the doubt.

    He is going to go “progressive” in order to prove the critics and media wrong and demonstrate he really is a good person.

  372. @Old Palo Altan

    Not my business, but y’all never should have dumped Latin.

    I hope you’re right about Thomas pulling Kav in. Kav still craves acceptance from the goodwhites. Indeed that was the subtext of his emotional speech; he wishes he could be a principled conservative but still get invited to lecture at Harvard, coach liberal parents’ girls, get invited to the beautiful people’s dinner parties, etc.

    Once he’s on the court, the left will tempt him: swing left and you’ll be our hero like John McCain. We’ll see if he can resist that.

    But if your Clarence Thomas theory pans out, maybe Trump’s next pick should be a Chabad rabbi, in the hope of showing the light to Elena Kagan ;)

  373. @jJay

    “a liberal thinks he’s going to win soon.
    a conservative thinks the game goes on forever.”

    I just popped my fourth beer of this friday afternoon, so my judgement may be clouded, but I think that’s pretty frickin’ clever.

  374. J.Ross says: • Website
    @istevefan

    I am still scratching my head at why the GOP Congress won’t impeach Justice Ginsburg over her public, political comments against Trump.

    You’re scratching your head or you vehemently disagree? If you want a country were the law would apply to Ginsburg, consider Iran.

  375. Anonymous[694] • Disclaimer says:

    Leave it up to a good old fashion WASP to uphold integrity, courage and justice in America. Brava Senator Collins! That was a beautiful speech. She showed us her Phi Beta Kappa credential, and demonstrated why America needs to go back to our Protestant roots as a WASP run country — Integrity, Courage and Fairness, those are some of the most important traits of a WASP run country that makes everyone want to come to the United States, not a Dishonest, Depraved and Dysfunctional basketcase that the brain dead and morally bankrupt Left is trying to turn us into. My respect for Senator Collins just went through the roof.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
  376. @Rosamond Vincy

    Of course I would.
    A pope who disbelieves (as he so clearly does) in the Truths he is meant to defend is far worse than one who merely disregards them.

    • Agree: Kylie, Desiderius
    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
  377. J.Ross says: • Website

    OT God punishes Californians for their depravity, again; Californians shrug and roll one; John Carpenter: “These are some great video games.”
    From a thread titled Democrat Policies Lead To Outbreak of Once-Controlled Disease

    https://www.foxnews.com/health/flea-borne-typhus-disease-reported-in-downtown-la-officials-say

    https://abc7.com/health/flea-borne-typhus-disease-on-the-rise-in-dtla-pasadena/4419240/

    https://www.foxnews.com/health/flea-borne-typhus-disease-reported-in-downtown-la-officials-say

    https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Typhus-Sickness-Fleas-Animals-Disease-Health-Pasadena-495303951.html

    https://ktla.com/2018/10/05/outbreak-of-flea-borne-disease-hits-downtown-l-a-county-health-official-says/

    https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/california/Public-Health-Reports-Several-Cases-of-Typhus-495197621.html

    Anon asserted:

    Is because of the homeless population in Southern California. Excrement sits out in the open on dispose of and attracts parasites. Those parasites get on the people’s pets, into people’s homes, and on the people themselves. This is been predicted since the spring.

  378. @International Jew

    Exactly right.

    I don’t know about rabbis, but Jack D is a lawyer, and I’m sure a very good one. How about him?

    • Replies: @Jack D
  379. Anonymous[301] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    Pro-tip: Iraq is not a valid answer because Ariel Sharon counseled Bush against it.

    No he didn’t. Nor did the chorus of Zionists in the US media and government. They advocated for the invasion.

    Bush complained that Sharon owed him one after the US took over Iraq, and that Sharon had welched.

  380. Hibernian says:
    @Sammler

    ” In 2022 Rahm Emmanuel will run again as the face of the Good Old Days.”

    If so he’ll get 2% of the vote.

  381. @GW

    We know of Christ’s death and resurrection, because it was told/ written & spoken about, don’t we?

  382. @Jack D

    FFS can you autists stay on topic for once instead of turning every thread into a tangent about the last Wikipedia article you read?

  383. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Hibernian

    I am tempted to say “I hope it all burns down, so they comprehend that they sacrificed a good man for nothing,” but of course I don’t, and I also know that nothing would make them comprehend how evil they are. I do hope cops pull back and seek other lines of work or other cities.

  384. @Dieter Kief

    Emile Durkheim – (the reasons why I mixed up Carl Sternheim and Emil Durkheim are too complicated to disentangle, but they seem to exist).

  385. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Jonathan Mason

    There was some kind of spontaneous attack today on one of the storefronts concealing organized rape slavery. The way to prevent this is to convince people that the authorities are handling it and lynching would be counterproductive and unnecessary. If I was Sadiq Khan (who is not fake-mayoring the municipality concerned), I’m not sure how I would go about doing that.

    • Replies: @22pp22
  386. Anonymous[301] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Wild Geese Howard

    People who don’t understand this objection need to find someone with a Filipina wife or adopted Chinese daughter that are here legally.

    Move the conversation to the topic of closing the borders, cutting bennies for illegals, and deportation.

    Then, stand back and watch the reaction you get.

    Could you explain what you mean by each of these sentences? I do not understand them.

  387. Jack D says:
    @Old Palo Altan

    Thanks but no thanks. I would sooner parade naked down 5th Avenue than put myself thru what these guys put themselves thru in order to be confirmed.

    • Replies: @International Jew
  388. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Rosamond Vincy

    I’m not sure the Middle East needs to worry about a country the size of New Jersey, but I’m pretty sure we don’t.

    If a sovereign nuclear-armed New Jersey started several wars, and dictated limitations to our foundational rights, and wrote our foreign policy for us, and ended the careers of politicians it didn’t like, and New Jerseyans committed crimes here but are never punished, and they stole our secrets and sold them to our enemies, and they shot up a Navy vessel, then yeah I’d worry about them. There’s a lot of formerly Soviet republics much bigger than Israel that you can’t say most or all of those things about.

    Israel would never do anything to affect tourism.

    You mean like shoot an American girl’s eye out, or blast a laptop monitor with a gun, or take mooning photos on somebody’s digital camera?

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
  389. Anonymous[301] • Disclaimer says:
    @Desiderius

    She actually has a point

    Which is what?

  390. Precious says:
    @Jack D

    In many parts of Latin America, the Virgin Mary is the Corn Goddess. When the Spanish priests came, they told the Indians that it’s OK to still pray to the Corn Goddess, just call her the Virgin Mary from now on. This made everyone happy.

    That is not what history records about events surrounding the Lady of Guadalupe. This Spanish priest/Corn Goddess sounds like something an American Protestant would make up. But if my suspicion is wrong then perhaps you can point me to where I can find some documentation on it.

  391. donut says:
    @Forbes

    When did it become a crime in the US to call a spade a spade ?

  392. Svigor says:
    @Rosamond Vincy

    Why are you giving a better denial than Tyrion did? Not much of one, but still better.

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
  393. Svigor says:
    @Jack D

    Hey, I love it – no need to make it transactional, Jewish guy.

  394. OT, I guess, but what’s wrong with this guy?

    • Replies: @AnonAnon
    , @J.Ross
  395. J.Ross says: • Website

    This paragraph on the Van Dyke verdict is Orwellian, but I don’t think the writer is doing it on purpose. I think that English education has collapsed to the point where the writer would not see what they are doing wrong.

    He compared Van Dyke’s conviction to the narrative of the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The unrest that followed the shooting left police unable to do their jobs as crime ran rampant through the city.

    The Ferguson Effect is not police overwhelmed by crime, but police restrained by paid outside agitators, criminally inept leaders, and judges who should be removed from the bench, who are all acting in the belief that it is law enforcement that is the problem, with the result that criminals run free. The use of the word “narrative” there appears to be completely meaningless: without specifying a narrative, the writer appears to use it as a synonym for “episode” or “story.”
    Paragraph quoted is from here:

    https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2018/10/05/van-dyke-defense-reaction/

  396. @Anonymous

    To paraphrased Mandy Rice Davies “They would say that, wouldn’t.”

  397. Twinkie says:
    @Old Palo Altan

    But he is a real Catholic, who attends (as did Justice Scalia) the real Catholic Mass

    Justice Scalia attended novus ordo mass, just in Latin instead of English.

    • Replies: @Old Palo Altan
  398. Currahee says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    Yes, he was the ideal Haitian leader.

  399. @ChrisZ

    Even Obama himself admitted that his “good temperament” was just him being lazy

  400. AnonAnon says:
    @candid_observer

    OT, I guess, but what’s wrong with this guy?

    He’s Canadian.

  401. @Anonymous

    “In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abraham, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates.” — Genesis 15:18

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Tyrion 2
  402. @Jonathan Mason

    Nope. Jesus is not a supersaint. He has a human nature and a divine nature.
    I can’t explain that, or the Trinity, or how God can know the future when we have Free Will. But then, look at all the things Job couldn’t explain–as God reminded him, before he bawled out Job’s friends for blaming the victim.

  403. @Anonymous

    Cui bono, as the US destabilizes, weakens, threatens and tears apart every nation in that region that could possibly be a threat to Israel?

  404. @Old Palo Altan

    You have a point.
    Alex VI didn’t change the rules. He just broke them.

    • Replies: @Old Palo Altan
  405. Twinkie says:
    @Jack D

    they are both forms of delusion.

    You don’t know that. You believe that to be the case. There are clear evidences to the contrary about women who falsely cry rape. That’s not so in the documented and investigated cases of miraculous visions.

    And the respective intentions also matter a great deal. Either way, your original claim that the false rape accusers are heirs to the purported witnesses of Marian visions is way off and illogical. It does, however, betray certain prejudices *you* hold.

    • Agree: Buzz Mohawk
  406. @Jack D

    First thing, you’d get doxxed for participating on unz.com. Which would of course end your candidacy and generally ruin your life. But think of the publicity you’d bring to Steve’s ideas! I really think you ought to take one for the team.

    • LOL: Anonym
  407. @International Jew

    y’all never should have dumped Latin

    The music is one of the worst changes. Medieval plainchant and Renaissance polyphony could give you chills. Guitar Masses just turn one’s stomach. Fortunately, many parishes offer a more traditional Mass.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
  408. J.Ross says: • Website
    @candid_observer

    You mean the guy who participated in the UN’s Agenda 21 garbage and then was pre-selected as a designated dissident and allowed to look good in newsmedia? That guy? The guy with pictures of Lenin hanging in his apartment?

  409. Anonym says:
    @Jack D

    It seems like so many of these people are too old to be effective. Schumer is 67, so at retirement age, but Feinstein is well into her 80s. Pelosi is 78.

    But then there’s Trump, 72, who has never been a political candidate in his life, running rings around them.

    If the Dems really want to win, they may have a choice between going against border control or not winning elections. Or the FDR choice of lying before election, hoping to get enough of a surge in purple states to solidify your lead.

  410. Kyle says:
    @J.Ross

    She’s not that cute. Her nose is so wide you could land a 747. This is the youth of Sweden? Based on anecdotal evidence America either is, or used to be, a whiter country than Sweden.

  411. @Spud Boy

    Now if we could just get Ruth Bader Ginsburg to take up cliff diving…

    She won’t need to.

    It won’t be long before we will be treated to another battle in this war.

    President Trump had better find and nominate a Protestant textualist. Tell me, expert commenters, does such a thing exist, or is it like the unicorn?

  412. @J.Ross

    Excellent analysis.

    In the context of this ‘narrative’, everyone, including the gormless reporter, still (kind of) agrees that ‘crime’ is a problem — OMG, just look: it ‘ran rampant’!

    But:

    Police responsibility for restraining crime = 100%

    Criminals’ responsibility for that committing crime = 0%

    It’s our old friend Agency, yet again.

  413. Anonymous[301] • Disclaimer says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    That must be why we never saw a denial from Tyrion and why he tried to deflect out attention by bashing the Palestinian people.

  414. @Buzz Mohawk

    President Trump had better find and nominate a Protestant textualist. Tell me, expert commenters, does such a thing exist, or is it like the unicorn?

    Let’s make the first step beginning the search for a nominee graduated from somewhere other than Harvard or Yale, and, better yet, someone who’s not from the Acela corridor.

    Here are the current US News top 10 law schools:

    1. Yale
    2. Stanford
    3. Harvard
    4. Chicago
    5. Columbia
    6. NYU
    7. Penn
    8. Michigan
    9. Cal Berkeley
    10. UVA

    Even in that rarified list, you’ve got two west coast schools (although one is arguably more insanely liberal than any Ivy except Brown), and two midwestern.

    And if you go into the next decile, there’s Northwestern, Texas, UCLA, Vanderbilt, Washington U in St Louis, USC, and, most corn-fed of all, the U of Minnesota.

    Notre Dame, from which Amy Coney Barrett was graduated, is #24 — no comment here on her suitability for the job, but at least she’s being seriously considered. Also in that decile: Cal-Irvine, Emory, Arizona State, Alabama, Iowa, and Wisconsin.

    There’s got to be somebody out there.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  415. @Steve Sailer

    Nice bookend for Flake with gothic indigestion.

  416. @Buzz Mohawk

    How far we’ve fallen from Sola Scriptura.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
  417. Hibernian says:
    @Anonymous

    She is part Irish according to Wikipedia.

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

    She goes by her maiden name. Collins is an Irish name.

  418. @The Last Real Calvinist

    US News is the problem. As is law school.

    Cast your net wider, fisher of men.

    Think Earl Warren.

  419. @Svigor

    Because I remember the Muslims blowing up the Buddhist statues in Afghanistan, the supposed tomb of the prophet Jonah (whom Muslims accept), and there were some who wanted to blow up the Sphinx, the Great Pyramid, and even Mecca–all in the name of abolishing “idolatry.”

    Though they never got as far as the Sphinx or the Great Pyramid, the constant riots and an infamous attack on a female reporter drove the tourists away. The effect on their economy was devastating.

    One of the sad things about the situation is the way Christian Palestinians are squeezed between Israel and their own “government,” which always seems to be run by Muslims, despite the fact that Christians are a significant part of the population. OTOH, when they’re not faced with actual life-and-death problems, they get shut out of their own Church in Bethlehem on Christmas, because the tourists take it over, so the tourist economy has it’s downside.

  420. @J.Ross

    I missed these, though I remember the American protester getting run over by a tank.
    Links?

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  421. @Zach

    One of the senators said Kavanaugh was 93 percent similar in his judicial decisions to Garland as rated by some legal watch dog group.

    Hmmm. Pro-Second Amendment goy vs. anti-gun Jew. Tough decision.

  422. gregor says:
    @Anonymous

    Not to trigger you further but Gorsuch, the only Protestant, was actually raised … Catholic.

    • Replies: @Jonathan Mason
  423. @Desiderius

    I agree the rankings are part of the problem. I’m just trying to be realistic — nobody, in the current climate, is going to be willing to nominate someone for the Supreme Court who doesn’t have at least some kind of elite-ish law school credential. I guess a JD from a big state university is about as low as you could go these days — but I’d be delighted to be wrong.

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  424. J.Ross says: • Website
    @Rosamond Vincy

    The chick who lost an eye is Emily Henochenowitz, she’s not a post-Zionist and wasn’t protesting, but got caught near a protest. They hit her with a tear gas canister because it is a standard practice in Israel to fire tear gas canisters into crowds at targeted faces and not over them to disperse the gas like everywhere else.
    The girl who got run over by a tank was Rachel Corrie, who was standing in the path of a D4 armored bulldozer, not a tank, which backed up repeatedly to do a thorough job.
    The others were anonymous people going through Israeli customs. The one with the laptop was an activist going to a disputed area (they definitely had stuff that would upset an IDF guard) and the digital camera was just a guy with a digital camera.
    Israel does whatever it wants, with the predictable result that it frequently indulges in bizarre, self-damaging behavior, like the Israeli diplomat who made his Turkish counterpart sit in a shorter chair.
    The last thing Israel would ever worry about is angering tourists: its tourists are post-Zionist activists it doesn’t really want in the country, welfare-seeking blacks it doesn’t really want in the country, Christians who are effectively drunk, and Jews who have no choice about being there.
    >go google for stories that make Israel look bad
    No, you do it, it’ll be a lesson in itself. “Israeli-style archiving” is the main reason we take screengrabs. But hey let’s have twelve more media products about Hitler.

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
  425. J.Ross says: • Website

    In Tyrion2′s defense it’s a “sea to shining sea” sort of rhetorical flourish they only bring out when excited, like the ’67 victory, and not a concrete and in-progress plan like the Mexican Reconquista. But that doesn’t work because everybody’s main problem with Jews (and especially Israelis) is their convenient panicking over such absolute nothings as rhetorical flourishes, which enjoy unique credibility with the State.

    • Replies: @Svigor
  426. @J.Ross

    the Israeli diplomat who made his Turkish counterpart sit in a shorter chair.

    let’s have twelve more media products about Hitler.

    Speaking of which:

  427. Anonymous[303] • Disclaimer says:
    @BB753

    I propose the Dalai Lama

  428. 22pp22 says:
    @J.Ross

    I grew up in Oxford, aka gang-rape central, before emigrating.

    I know from bitter personal experience how vicious rape defenders can be, and they are usually women, two of whom I knew personally.

    The woman in charge of this fiasco in Oxfordshire is paid nearly 400k a year, pounds not dollars.

    This is still far more widespread than they are admitting. If it can happen in Banbury, it can happen anywhere with an Islamic population of any size.

    One girl had her tongue nailed to a table. It sure does put CBF’s trauma into context.

    If you bring the subject up, people look uncomfortable and try to change the subject. Then some liberal lady will start a whispering campaign against you over some completely unrelated, and usually trivial, character failing.

    When I lived there, I was unaware of the scale of the problem, but you had to be willfully blind not to know that something was wrong. Take a drive down the Cowley Road.

    Thames Valley Police and Oxfordshire Social Services are rotten to the core. If they were taking bribes, it would be so bad. This is pure applied SJW philosophy.

    They are all still employed.

    • Replies: @J.Ross
  429. Anonymous[303] • Disclaimer says:
    @Twinkie

    Hence the nom de plume ‘Twinkie’. All this time I’d been thinking you were a homo.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
  430. J.Ross says: • Website
    @22pp22

    My first named law is that whatever official voices are chattering effortfully about is not real, and whatever they’re careful to avoid is the real big story.

  431. Svigor says:
    @J.Ross

    Why not let him say he doesn’t want Eretz Israel? That Jews don’t want it? That it’s not a worthy goal? He hasn’t said it. He hasn’t made anything even resembling a denial.

  432. sayless says:
    @tyrone

    “We learned how to cry from Clinton”

    But Obama was the master. Crying in public was a pleasure for him. He would hold perfectly still for twenty seconds while the cameras were flashing. Tears streaming. Lots of Tragic Sense there. Sometimes he’d put crap in his eyes to stimulate the tears.

    Remember Election Night 2016? The grief, the heaving breast, the gutted hopes as he gazed at CNN (off camera). He could be pretty funny. Still can, if you can forget how pernicious he is.

  433. eah says:
    @eah

  434. Anonym says:
    @The preferred nomenclature is...

    Preferably in the womb, if they are going to be retarded to the point an unassisted life is likely impossible.

  435. Anonym says:
    @Anonymous

    You don’t even need to go that far. Look at Twinkie, who is supposedly white on the inside but wants Haitian adopter SCJ just to be safe.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
  436. @J.Ross

    Well, she is not the King Arthur I anticipated, but given the times, and the morals, we should forge ahead with what we have got.

    All Hail Queen Arthuria! May her hand never rest while SJWs draw breath!

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  437. @The Last Real Calvinist

    but belongs to a charismatic parachurch group called ‘People of Praise’ that advocates male headship/women as ‘handmaidens’. It has the potential to be even more bitter than this one.

    How do the Dems get even more bitter? Just because her parachurch advocation violates the fundamental principle of feminism? Those Dems painted Mittens Romney as the ‘literal ™’ child of Adolf Hitler and the Great Whore of Babylon. And now, somehow, Trump must be worse, and Kavanaugh must be the spawn of Satan – even though Dems are the leading proponents of unlimited abortion (notwithstanding some of our baby-murdering friends here on this forum).

    Unless you posit an infinite upper bound, the Dems must have already bounced off the ceiling. Pushing a string never works.

    It is good for us that Democrats are stupid. Otherwise their boot would already have been stomping on our face for at least fifty years.

  438. @Anonymous

    I propose the Dalai Lama

    I prefer Mama Lama.

  439. @Anonym

    Preferably in the womb, if they are going to be retarded to the point an unassisted life is likely impossible.

    But if not in the womb, outside the womb.

    Murder to achieve some political end is the purview of Leftists. Once you establish the principle, why do you think they won’t murder you?

    • Replies: @Anonym
  440. Kylie says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    “Haitian babies that are adopted acquire US citizenship on adoption and grow up as Americans.”

    They may acquire US citizenship–which they should not be entitled to, in my opinion–and I take leave to doubt they grow up as Americans. At best, they grow up as Haitian-Americans. An American citizen who chooses to adopt a child from another country when there are American children in need of homes is not a good citizen and certainly not someone I want in helping to govern the country.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
  441. @gregor

    Gorsuch, the only Protestant, was actually raised … Catholic.

    His wife is English, so if he converted to Episcopalian, which is pretty much the same thing as Church of England, that is more a variation on the theme of catholicism, as the C of E is a historical splinter from the Church of Rome. One difference is that Anglican clergy can and do marry and have women priests. So not much difference theologically.

    • Replies: @Twinkie
  442. Twinkie says:
    @Rosamond Vincy

    For a while I frequently attended the same Mass as Justice Scalia. Novus Ordo Mass, but entirely in Latin, except the homily, and with Gregorian chants (had a professional choir at the time). The entire congregation sang along in Latin.

  443. Twinkie says:
    @Anonym

    You don’t even need to go that far. Look at Twinkie, who is supposedly white on the inside but wants Haitian adopter SCJ just to be safe.

    I’m not a white nationalist (there is the awkward question of my appearance with that crowd :) ) and I rather like orthodox Catholic justices – Justice Scalia ring a bell?

  444. Twinkie says:
    @Anonymous

    Hence the nom de plume ‘Twinkie’. All this time I’d been thinking you were a homo.

    I’m the opposite of a homo. Orthodox Catholic husband and patriarch of a large family. I’m very “retro.”

  445. Twinkie says:
    @Desiderius

    How far we’ve fallen from Sola Scriptura.

    Yes, but if you want to well in law school, you have to read some other books in addition to the Bible. :)

    • Replies: @Desiderius
  446. Twinkie says:
    @Kylie

    An American citizen who chooses to adopt a child from another country when there are American children in need of homes is not a good citizen and certainly not someone I want in helping to govern the country.

    That’s a fine sentiment, except there are considerable complications and barriers to adopting domestically.

    • Replies: @Kylie
  447. Twinkie says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    One difference is that Anglican clergy can and do marry and have women priests.

    Catholics don’t have female “priests,” but we do have some married ones.

  448. Anonym says:
    @Charles Erwin Wilson II

    Murder to achieve some political end is the purview of Leftists. Once you establish the principle, why do you think they won’t murder you?

    Well, the 2A is an impediment. As is the 1A to some extent. To negotiate well you have to weigh what is important to cede or hold out for. Would you trade 1A or 2A for Roe v Wade? That is my main point.

  449. Slightly, but only slightly off-topic: Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portugese soccer super-star is now accused of rape in an incident that occurred back in 2009.

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/30/us/cristiano-ronaldo-rape-allegations-lawsuit/index.html

    Given the look that the now-accuser was giving him in one of the photos, I’m skeptical that she said “No” later in the evening.

  450. res says:
    @Zach

    Kavanaugh was 93 percent similar in his judicial decisions to Garland as rated by some legal watch dog group.

    This is one of those statistics that does not mean much without context (for example, how many decisions were unanimous?), First, here is a reference to Ted Cruz saying that: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/brett-kavanaugh-what-weve-learned-confirmation-hearings-2018-09-08/

    A summary of Kavanaugh’s opinions: https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R45269.pdf

    During his tenure on the bench, Judge Kavanaugh has adjudicated more than 1,500 cases, almost all while a member of either a three-judge or en banc panel of the D.C. Circuit.

    Those won’t all be with Garland, but as a reference point 7% of 1500 is 105. If you search for Garland you can see some specific disagreements.

    And here is an article that focused on the differences between Garland and Kavanaugh: https://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/supreme-court-picks-disagreements-show-stakes-of-confirmation

    The two judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit — Obama pick Merrick Garland and Trump pick Brett Kavanaugh — went different ways in just the past two years on cases about immigration and abortion, criminal sentencing, police misconduct claims and employee rights.

    Do you have a link to what the legal watch dog group said in more detail?

    • Replies: @Zach
  451. MEH 0910 says:

    Brett Kavanaugh’s Georgetown Prep Yearbook, Explained

    The “What a homo” line was written by William J. Cusack III

    • Replies: @MEH 0910
    , @Desiderius
  452. EdwardM says:
    @Coemgen

    Slut shaming!

    I am not really up on the minute-by-minute scorecard; is slut-shaming currently a grave SJW offense, or a passe grievance because only Beckys are subjected to it?

    We haven’t heard that term much lately, as more avant garde forms of oppression have been discovered. You’d think that criticism of Stormy Daniels’s fabulism would be derided as slut-shaming, but even the middle-class white women who were supposed to be the core audience for that particular attack on Trump seemed a bit squeamish with her as a martyr.

    (I suppose that evangelicals were also supposed to be outraged, but they have long gotten past caring about that in regards to Trump.)

  453. Kylie says:
    @Twinkie

    The fact that there are considerable barriers to domestic adoption should not mean it’s therefore acceptable to confer American citizenship on babies adopted from other countries. And in my view, any American who thinks so is not a good citizen.

  454. Zach says:
    @res

    Actually it was Ted Cruz speaking to Kavanaugh. “What I found that was striking is that in the 12 years you’ve been on the D.C. Circuit, of all the matters that you and Chief Judge Garland have voted on together, that you voted together 93 percent of the time.”

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/brett-kavanaugh-what-weve-learned-confirmation-hearings-2018-09-08/

    • Replies: @res
  455. Anonymous[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @DIscharged EE

    Once upscale and tony, Christian Science has nearly completely petered out.

  456. Tyrion 2 says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    First, that picture does not fit the description. Second, Abraham had other seed, including Ishmael. Third, Israel is a secular state with a majority secular population. Fourth, that map is silly Palestinian propaganda.

  457. @Anonymous

    Certainly.

    The folks with the legally imported Filipina wives and Chinese daughters intensely personalize the immigration issue.

    Thus, they typically go postal when you speak to them about closing the borders and ending infintie gibs for illegal filth.

  458. @Charles Erwin Wilson II

    I would follow this young lady into the gates of Hell before I followed any of the human scum at my firm that hold the titles of, “Director,” or, “Vice President,” anywhere.

  459. res says:
    @Zach

    You do realize that link was the first link in my comment, right?

    Any additional information would be appreciated.

  460. EdwardM says:
    @Amen

    You may recall that Murkowski was primaried. She lost in 2010, only to win the general election as a write-in — a pretty impressive accomplishment. I agree with a previous poster that it’s a shame Sarah Palin didn’t run. Maybe this will be her chance, although Murkowski is not up until 2022 unfortunately.

    Lisa Murkowski has some strange political alliance with Indians (Eskimos?), who are something like 15% of the population. Alaskans love their fiercely independent culture almost as much as they love their big government.

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  461. @The Last Real Calvinist

    Nobody is it?

    Good thing we’ve got Odysseus on our side to pull a fast one on the Eye of Soros.

  462. @Twinkie

    Evidently Harry Potter suffices.

  463. @EdwardM

    Based on the Vox article that just hit the web, it looks like Murkowski’s write-in primary win was due to her backing by the Eskimo/Indian crowd.

  464. @Twinkie

    I have little doubt that he did as you say, but I also know that he attended quite regularly the Tridentine Mass at St. Mary’s in Chinatown.
    Said ad orientem and in Latin the new rite is considerably less damaging than otherwise.
    In any case I hope that Kavanaugh discovers what real Catholicism is all about. He won’t have got even an inkling from the Jesuits back in the ’80s.

  465. Svigor says:

    This false accuser’s crap is spun into a circus that transfixes the nation, but this Mexican crap-stain murders five white men and I have to dig to find out that he murdered 5 white men:

    https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/10/05/previously-deported-illegal-alien-allegedly-murders-5-after-mistakenly-released/

  466. @Rosamond Vincy

    Exactly.

    And thanks for the C.S. Lewis references.

    Somewhere else on Steve right now we’re talking about the Catholic Irish.

    But for his experience growing up surrounded by them, Lewis would have become a Catholic.

    “Invincible ignorance” takes on new meaning.

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
  467. BB753 says:
    @ATBOTL

    Freedom of expression simply does not exist in the UK or the EU. And there are countless snitches ready to dox you. It feels like the USSR.

  468. @Old Palo Altan

    The young corporal has come thru his lfirst contact with the enemy with flying colors after a shaky start. One can be forgiven for suspecting that this could bode well as he rises up the ranks.

    Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.

    - Churchill

  469. @Anonymous

    Yeah, that whole “give up the entire Sinai” ploy in the early 80s was just to distract the Goyim from our real nefarious plan.

    • Replies: @Svigor
  470. @Old Palo Altan

    He was a medievalist. He thought like a Catholic whether or not he acknowledged it.

  471. F0337 says:
    @Jonathan Mason

    Haitians convicted of communism were executed and their property was confiscated, which was only right as they did not believe in private property.

    His other peccadilloes aside, that’s a policy we should implement here.

    “No Borders No Nations”?? Well then, dump them outside the country.

  472. Svigor says:
    @Jimi Shmendrix

    Not exactly the best real estate in the world, IIRC. Israel seems to have a lot more desert it can reclaim closer to home, if that’s what they want. And it’s not like handing Sinai back is irreversible, should they ever run out of desert and need more.

    Probably best not to commit to defending territory you don’t actually want.

  473. BB753 says:
    @eah

    Lindsey Graham deserves a Guinness Record for “Gayest Face on Earth”. It’s really incredible!

  474. @Anonym

    Yes, it is conceivable that Gore would have been better than Bush.

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