Supreme Court Nominee

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

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  2. No

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  1. BayouBelle_LA

    BayouBelle_LA Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure what good that would do. She doesn't know when or where. None of the people named as being there remember anything like that.

    I think it's odd that someone drove her to the party and I suppose they dropped her off and didn't stay. I wonder if that same person took her home.
     
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  2. EuTuCroquet?

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

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

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  4. EuTuCroquet?

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

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    Apologies if this has been answered. Technically, he’s not telling the full truth.
     
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  5. Inthedetails

    Inthedetails Well-Known Member

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    I don't think so.

    I was concerned about the allegations (and I still am), but after hearing him today, I don't need to know about the allegations to know this is not a man of character.

    I don't care that he worked in a soup kitchen. So have I, every Saturday for years on end. Big whoop. I rarely mention it except if I have the opportunity to advocate for the poor. I've never mentioned it in terms of praising myself. I understand he is a candidate for a job and is expected to talk about himself, but fwiw, I've never mentioned it at a job interview. And while I'm talking about it, if you ever are in position to serve the poor food, keep in mind they might have dental problems so serve soft food.

    What I care about is how he conducts himself and how he treats others. He treated his questioners in a belligerent way today. He was condescending and seemed put- off by the process. There is a way to be firm and to stand up for yourself without being a jerk, especially when you're being questioned for such a privileged and important job.

    Is this guy the best we have to offer?

    :(
     
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    sds71 Well-Known Member

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    Boodles Well-Known Member

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    The truth.
     
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    gregjrichards Well-Known Member

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    I can understand a legal person refusing to take one as they know how unreliable they are and that they cannot be used as evidence in a court of law.
     
  9. RANCH

    RANCH United we stand, divided we fall.

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    Where is the original jurisdiction?

    Could Kavanaugh be prosecuted in Maryland? Law enforcement sources say 'unlikely'
     
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    EuTuCroquet? “What's happening to my special purpose!?”

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    Yes. Exactly this. He said he wanted this hearing, he’s a public figure, and this is a lifetime appointment. Some of these allegations were buried in hundreds of thousands of pages given to the committee the night before they were to meet and vote.

    This feces show didn’t have to unfold this way. It truly didn’t. It wasn’t inevitable.
     
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    EuTuCroquet? “What's happening to my special purpose!?”

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    You keep repeating this like some sort of ritualistic incantation.

    But I believe you also know these following facts to be true:

    She’s a witness.

    The alleged victims are witnesses.

    We both agree witness testimony is evidence.
     
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    EuTuCroquet? “What's happening to my special purpose!?”

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    No. It’s irrelevant. There’s a formula to these types of circular arguments:

    1. Misstate or over exaggerate the other person’s statement.

    2. Attempt to disprove the misinterpreted restatement with broad or extreme, incongruous arguments.
     
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    EuTuCroquet? “What's happening to my special purpose!?”

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    Good point.
     
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  14. RANCH

    RANCH United we stand, divided we fall.

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    She made sure to get a polygraph well before going public.
     
  15. Boodles

    Boodles Well-Known Member

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    He’s wanted this job his entire life. And he feels entitled to it, that it’s owed to him. He went to YALE, the #1 law school (how many times did he say that?), he was #1 in his class while simultaneously participating in athletics. He views himself as a super-super-star whom the potus nominated, and “who the heck are “you people” to get between me and my rightful place on the SCOTUS?”

    I find him repulsive and I’m sick that he’ll probably get confirmed. To me, it was apparent he was lying, but even if he wasn’t (he was), his arrogance, belligerence, rudeness and deception (he flagrantly mischaracterized others’ sworn statements), and utter lack of respect toward others, along with his anger issues, disqualifies him.

    I believe Christine Ford. I think BK is an entitled little snake and totally partisan. That’s not what should be on the SCOTUS.

    And can you imagine how the other justices must feel? “Oh crap, we have to work with this arrogant ass?”

    I hope I’m wrong, but I dread them voting. I think he’ll get through, and he’s a human stain. IMO
     
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    EuTuCroquet? “What's happening to my special purpose!?”

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    Thank you, @simba16. It’s been a rough week. I’m thankful for the folks here courageous enough to speak up, reclaim ownership of what was forced from them and speak their truth to power.
     
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    Inthedetails Well-Known Member

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    ITA, 100%.

    And, I also think he'll be confirmed, I'm disappointed to predict.

    jmo
     
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  18. EuTuCroquet?

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

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    Incorrect. There is jurisdiction if the POTUS says there is.

    That’s how it works.

    He has declined to do so.
     
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  19. Inthedetails

    Inthedetails Well-Known Member

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    The law changed in my state from 18 to 21 around the same time. Those of us who were between 18-20yo when the law changed were grandfathered in, so we could drink as 18-20 year olds, even though the legal age was 21. I haven't looked into Maryland, but perhaps they were grandfathered in, too.

    idk

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

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    He wasn’t grandfathered in. I linked the source.
     
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    EuTuCroquet? “What's happening to my special purpose!?”

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    That’s not the point. That’s not why Ford came forward — anonymously — to tell her story.
     
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