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The Canadians are watching

Why does the GOP want Kavanaugh so badly? And what will they be willing to do to force him on us?


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  1. There were things I would not do while I was growing up. I see a few of those here on this list. Sometimes I see women jogging/running alone on beach drive and I would think I would not do that.

    • I have traveled alone to conferences and sat in bars/restaurants to eat alone and of course, slept alone in my hotel room and had not thought about the things on the list. I was aware of my surroundings and did things to make myself feel safe and realize that some of it is also ‘ignorance is bliss’. The list is instructive to think what women do in general.

      One time in Monterey Bay, for a conference, I was spending the night at a Marriott. It was a nice room. But around midnight, I started hearing this whistling and metallic clanging noises and could not tell where they came from. Every time it happened I thought it would stop and tried to sleep. Also since it was past midnight, I felt lazy to ask for a different room. My suspicion is that it was a plumbing issue and air in pipes making that noise. I told the front clerk in the morning what happened and he was nonchalant and then I talked to the manager and she was nice enough to give me a discount. I had to conduct a session in my sleep deprived state during the day and then run to a bus to take me to San Jose. The driver had already started and would not let me in but I made him stop and argued with him about the front desk giving the wrong time for the bus. He grudgingly took me in and stopped at the Marriott to collect my bag. What a night/day that was!

  2. The GOP is hot for Kavanaugh because, as we saw in the hearing, he’s a vicious, snarling, rat fucking Republican operative who would be no more objective than Roger Stone. Trump could still nominate a right wing judge but would that one be as reliably rabid and corrupt as Kavanaugh?

    • And he is one of the anointed inner circle. He cut his teeth working for Starr. He hates the Clintons. He worked for Bush, I think he married one of his secretaries. David Brock writes about how Kavanaugh, Brock, and a few others, were groomed to take over the country in service of the Far Right, and specifically Leonard Leo. Kavanaugh gave stolen documents to the Republicans. He is less a judge than an ideologue. And he appears to hate people that he doesn’t agree with; witness his absolutely despicable ignoring of the father of a boy killed at Parkland, and then having him thrown out. He is classless. He will do anything Trump wants, including fixing it so Trump can pardon everyone, and never be investigated for anything. He showed us during the hearings how he is going to go after Democrats. In a phrase, he will be Trump;s weapon on the Court, and the tool of the Right Wing fanatics who want to completely change the Constitution to take out all the parts about equal rights, consumer rights, and free speech for anyone who is not one of them. He lacks a shred of empathy, and thus can be counted on never to evolve, never to find for the persecuted, the less fortunate, or those needing the justice system to protect them. If he gets on the Court, he will go down as the worst Justice in history; and I can only hope that the three women on the Court never speak to him.

  3. The WH is saying this nomination is too big to fail. It is too big to fail for Kavanaugh too because he may lose his current job. But the question is Flake honored as a hero, now ready to be taken for a fool accepting this whitewash? What about Murkowski and the few others who said they wanted an FBI investigation? Do they want to be taken for fools? Exposing their intentions and shaming them may be our last resort.

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