Blind Justice Obit Monday

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At this point, my position on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination is quite simple: you cannot flagrantly violate a sworn oath and be placed on the Supreme Court. Someone who lies to the Senate in sworn testimony is not just unqualified to be a justice, but they should not be any kind of judge at all. Judges must take oaths seriously, because if they treat them as meaningless, then it’s unclear why they should mean anything to anybody. If Brett Kavanaugh lied to the Senate in his testimony, his nomination must be withdrawn, and he must be impeached and removed from office. Alger Hiss was sent to prison when he lied to Congress, Roger Clemens was prosecuted just for allegedly lying to Congress about baseball. I do not think there is much room for disagreement about this principle. Here, from the transcript:

GRASSLEY: Do you affirm that the testimony you’re about to give before the committee will be the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help you God?

KAVANAUGH: I do.

We know Brett Kavanaugh violated this solemn oath. We know this definitively. We know that his sworn testimony was riddled with both outright falsehoods and deceptive half-truths. Kavanaugh said he never attended a gathering like the one Dr. Ford described. She described a small drinking evening with Kavanaugh, Mark Judge, PJ, and at least one other boy. Kavanaugh’s attendance at such a gathering is proved by his own calendar. Kavanaugh said the witnesses Ford lists “all say it didn’t happen.” That’s false. They didn’t say that. I could go on here, but I’ve already produced 10,000 words on it and I don’t think anybody is eager for more.

@ COMMON DREAMS

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17 Responses to Blind Justice Obit Monday

  1. Micki says:

    Was the comment not genuine, made to deceive, intended to mislead, deliberately misleading?

    Socrates justified the use of the noble lie. A noble lie, or a strategic untruth, is one that would normally cause discord if uncovered, but could offer some benefits. According to Socrates’ belief, the noble lie in an orderly society, would potentially be beneficial to others.

    Kavanaugh is simply a fucking liar.

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  2. Den says:

    Listening to turtle face speak is excruciating, he is a liars club member also, along with creepy collins and the head liar-in-chief. If he had his way there would be no two party system, just one. In his visions of grandeur there is only one party, his, the authoritarian party.

    It is a very dangerous road to be on politically and should be seen as a slow motion insurrection erasing every progressive rule benefiting the people instead it is advancing personal pugger interest, the people be damned.

    This slow authoritarian takeover of the peoples government must be stopped with this election while we still have the ability to vote. Never before in the history has it ever been more important to reject the puggers and their movement toward complete authoritarianism, our freedom depends on it.

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    • °¿º Carol says:

      It’s all come together for republicans, their plans carried on since Reagan. They engaged evangelicals to help brainwash voters against abortion over 3 decades. FOXNews popped up, the republican conduit to reach the unwashed masses to escalate the brainwashing.

      Gerrymandering at its best, Supreme Court repubs seated by a president that didn’t win the popular vote brought the rich a great gift: Citizen’s United. Then they dumped the Voter’s Act, forget what it was called, easy for low-life republicans to thin out voters.

      It finally all came together for them with the advent of Trump. A despicable man, but they don’t care, and they don’t hide what they do to us anymore, they tell us right to our faces what they’re going to do to us. They’re pretty damn confident that they are permanent.

      Now another inferior man was placed on the Supreme Court by another president that didn’t win the popular vote. It’s all been a perfect storm, so now what?

      Two things: people have to get out and vote! It’s critical, it seems that people are pretty mad ever since Trump got him, but we’ll see just how mad. Second thing: if citizens don’t clean house this November all that’s left are marches/protests. Not just one, but many, MANY marches. The Women’s March in January, phyttt after that. That should have been kept up.

      If no sweep, no marches, we’re done for. A one party country, ruled by a despot, republicans will make sure of that.

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  3. David B. Benson says:

    A very slow 20 minutes to the Hillside Cafe for the Indigenous Celebration luncheon. Well, they tried but salmon steaks would be Pacific Northwest.

    Listened to Harald Hyllseth of the Southeast Alaskan Tsimshian Tribe sing 2 songs.

    Learned that WSU Pullman is located on the ancestral homelands of the Palus people, although I guess I already knew that, and ceded lands of the Nimiipuu (Nez Perce) tribe, which I didn’t know.

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  4. °¿º Carol says:

    Sunny day, had the furnace on this morning, this afternoon I put the A/C on. I putzed around the house, refusing to watch MSNBC today, I don’t want to hear another word about Kavanaugh.

    I vacuumed the nice room in the basement, got rid of the webs and some spiders, vacuumed the floor and tomorrow I’ll straighten up and dust. I plan to hole up there this winter because of the fireplace. I can keep the furnace thermostat low and I’ll be toasty down there. So, there’s a plan coming together.

    I mowed, but only did the front, right side of driveway, and behind the lilac wall. Started too late and beer-30 now starts at 6:30, so I decided to save the rest of the place for tomorrow, weather-providing, and came in at 5:15 to sit here on the internet.

    Damn box elder bugs out in full force the past week, especially when it’s warm and the sun is out. Getting in and out of the garage was a challenge since the front of the garage faces the sun. They were on my chairs, will have to kick them off later when I want to sit down. Most of them disappear for the night but there are always some hanging around on my chairs.

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  5. Den says:

    Has anyone noticed we have entered the ONE PARTY system foregoing Democracy altogether for an Authoritarian system comprised of Bullies? Maybe you better pay better attention!

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  6. Den says:

    Posted the above comment to FB and TWitter in the hope of garnering intelligent and affirming response just to see how many people out there in socialmediaville are indeed paying attention.

    Taking bets, 10%? 50%? Put your money down…

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  7. Den says:

    Pick-A-Punk-Thug

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  8. Micki says:

    Kavanaugh Is One of Only 114
    to Join the Exclusive Club of
    Justices. Here’s How He Fits In.
    By KAREN YOURISH, SERGIO PEÇANHA and TROY GRIGGS OCT. 8, 2018

    Since the Supreme Court was established in 1789, 114 justices have been appointed, including Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh. All but six were white men. Here is a look at the people who have served on the nation’s highest court.

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