Supreme Court Nominee

Discussion in 'Up to the Minute' started by mickey2942, Sep 16, 2018.

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Should a person be judged on something done over 40 years ago?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Depends

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  1. Jax49

    Jax49 Florida Native

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    Interesting. He did not watch Dr. Ford's testimony.
     


  2. Only4Justice

    Only4Justice Well-Known Member

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    I will say. I just don’t believe him.
     
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  3. Only4Justice

    Only4Justice Well-Known Member

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    I thought same thing. I’m glad it’s over. MyBP can’t take anymore.
     
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  4. Inthedetails

    Inthedetails Well-Known Member

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    GREAT to have you on this thread @Hraefn.
     
  5. Trino

    Trino Well-Known Member

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    Kavanaugh seemed like a very angry mad, nearly able to control the anger.
     
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  6. simba16

    simba16 Well-Known Member

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    What? Never mind. Block!
     
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  7. Inthedetails

    Inthedetails Well-Known Member

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    I think his character showed through today. His demeanor in the hearing shows what he is like under pressure, and I am unimpressed. I expect more from a Supreme Court Justice than a belligerent bully.

    jmo
     
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  8. makepeace

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    I listened to the hearing today. I can totally understand how a teenage girl would not report or "come forward" when she was assaulted. They did not actually rape her, so how would she explain it? She was 15, and should not have been at a party with drinking, and so obviously she would have been scared to say anything. I don't doubt a couple of dumb kids drank too much, and made some bad choices.

    Then after watching Mr K, I feel like he is so adamant about not knowing some of these accusers, and that this never happened, I feel like maybe he dismissed the event as horse play, and forgot about it.

    Bottom line, BOTH DEMS and the GOP are really making this a s@%t show.
    And did anyone catch that the Dems had requested an FBI review, and they have not heard anything back on it? What is up with that?

    I had an experience in HS with a guy that I was dating, and when I went to police, and even consulted a lawyer, they both told me no one would believe me b/c I had been in a consensual relationship with him. I can see why victims don't formally come forward. Sheesh, look at the rape kit backlog in any state! You better hope the kit survives the amount of years it takes them to get to it! (if they don't throw it out!)
     
  9. kimlynn

    kimlynn Former Member

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    And Kavanaugh more than once called it "this thing"
     
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    gregjrichards Well-Known Member

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    Dr. Lillian Glass has provided her assessment of the body language of both parties from their testimony today which makes interesting reading.

    I don’t think this process has been fair to either party it should have been confidential.
     
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  11. KALI

    KALI On Time Out

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    Ah. That is NOT how I heard/saw this at all.
    What I got out of this and I listened to 95% of this, were the democrats playing political games, and the republicans calling them out for it.
    both hubby and I found this to be a travesty, of the lowest order. Moo



     
  12. Only4Justice

    Only4Justice Well-Known Member

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    I seriously think that someone with Dr. Ford’s education and credentials would not make this up. IMO
     
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  13. kimlynn

    kimlynn Former Member

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    And it's okay that he was emotional but he couldn't seem to get a handle on it. He really was feeling sorry for himself and playing victim.Hence the tears.
    Not used to being denied or delayed or answering to anyone. IMO
     
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    simba16 Well-Known Member

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    He had his canned talking points about his record-- #1 at Yale, worked in soup kitchens--but was evasive in answers.. He lied that Devil's Triangle was a drinking game. He's a bad liar.
     
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  15. simba16

    simba16 Well-Known Member

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    He actually brought up the Clinton's during his rant! But sadly a minority of Americans will believe him.
     
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  16. kimlynn

    kimlynn Former Member

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    I missed some of the opening statement from Kavanaugh so maybe I have the wrong impression,but was there an insinuation that Ford was an operative working with Democrats?
    I know he blamed democrats for his current woes which was really paranoid and out of line.IMO
     
  17. kimlynn

    kimlynn Former Member

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    Even more now that we know he would never welcome an outside investigation.
    What does he fear that they (FBI) would find?
     
  18. gregjrichards

    gregjrichards Well-Known Member

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    Do you think Dr. Ford will file a complaint with the local law enforcement against the Judge now?
     
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  19. kimlynn

    kimlynn Former Member

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    Sorry, being a board hog, but what do you make of his child saying that she would 'pray for the woman'
    Does Ford need their prayers? Is she lacking in some way in their mind? Odd to say "the woman"
    IMO
     
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  20. EuTuCroquet?

    EuTuCroquet? “What's happening to my special purpose!?”

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    “That woman”

    Disassociating.
     
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  21. simba16

    simba16 Well-Known Member

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    He didn't want to take a lie detector test. Tells me all I need to know. Everyone tries to clear themselves with a polygraph if innocent.


    Now vast majority think Anita Hill was telling the truth. I believe more will come out about Kavanaugh--I believe the anonymous person about 1998 incident. It will be sad if he's on Supreme Court.
     
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