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  # 2102237 5-Oct-2018 16:22
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Here's Trump Boarding Air Force One with Toilet Paper Stuck to His Shoe

 

 

As if this entire presidency couldn’t be more bizarre...

 

Today, Trump boarded Air Force One with toilet paper stuck to his shoe.

 

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Reminds me of this story

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The Art Museum That Offered Donald Trump a Solid Gold Toilet called "America"

https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2018/01/the-art-museum-that-offered-donald-trump-a-solid-gold-toilet

 
 
 
 


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  # 2102440 6-Oct-2018 10:17
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This news headline sums up everything that is wrong with America

 

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters at a rare White House briefing that on Wednesday night that “the President was stating the facts” at the Mississippi rally.

 

The ridiculousness of all this was perfectly summed up by CNN’s breaking news headline:

 





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  # 2102444 6-Oct-2018 10:30
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It looks like the nomination will be rammed through. How thoroughly depressing. Whatever America may once have been, it surely isn't anymore.

 

 

 

 





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  # 2102445 6-Oct-2018 10:36
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It looks like the nomination will be rammed through. How thoroughly depressing. Whatever America may once have been, it surely isn't anymore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Very true. And in the silent background other countries are talking trade, cooperation, so they can slowly wean away from the US. The UNGA was a good example, if you want to be a globally united nation, be a member. If not, don't be a member.


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  # 2102804 7-Oct-2018 08:56
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Rikkitic:

 

It looks like the nomination will be rammed through. How thoroughly depressing. Whatever America may once have been, it surely isn't anymore.

 

 

When a POTUS is making claims like this - and a significant minority of loud angry people are cheering - the world is heading for deep trouble.

 

He's an unhinged fascist. 

 


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  # 2102838 7-Oct-2018 10:19
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The Washington Post - Divided Senate confirms Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination

 


The Senate voted to confirm Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh as the Supreme Court’s 114th justice on Saturday by one of the narrowest margins in the institution’s history, as police stood guard and protesters’ shouts of “shame, shame” echoed through the Senate chamber.

 

The 50-to-48 vote capped a brutal confirmation fight that underscored how deeply polarized the nation has become under President Trump, who has now successfully placed two justices on the nation’s highest court, cementing a conservative majority.

 

 

 

 

The Washington Post - The Kavanaugh court is the one conservatives have worked decades to build

 


The Kavanaugh court will be the one conservatives have worked for decades to construct, experts say, with velocity the only question about the Supreme Court’s advance to the right.

 

Expect re-energized efforts from social and religious conservatives to get their issues - gun control challenges, religious objections to gay rights - before a court where like-minded justices will make up the majority.

 





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  # 2102852 7-Oct-2018 11:05
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So a majority of two gets to decide the make-up of a body that will dictate American values for years where a majority of one gets to decide what those values are. Welcome to Amerikkkan 'democracy'.

 

 





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  # 2102865 7-Oct-2018 12:18
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So a majority of two gets to decide the make-up of a body that will dictate American values for years where a majority of one gets to decide what those values are. Welcome to Amerikkkan 'democracy'.

 

 

 

 

New York Times - Confirming Kavanaugh: A Triumph for Conservatives, but a Blow to the Court’s Image

 


The new majority is sure to move the law to the right on countless deeply contested issues, including abortion, affirmative action, voting and gun rights.

 

And the victory will very likely be a lasting one.

 

Judge Kavanaugh, now 53, could serve for decades, and the other conservative justices are young by Supreme Court standards.

 

The court’s senior liberals are not. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is 85, and Justice Stephen G. Breyer is 80.

 





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  # 2102897 7-Oct-2018 13:59
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So a Handmaids Tale is coming true after all.


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  # 2102942 7-Oct-2018 17:52
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The Washington Post - Here’s a list of people the FBI did NOT interview.

 

(Quoted at length as this is behind a paywall)

 

 

  • A suitemate of Kavanaugh’s has now told the New Yorker he remembers hearing at the time about the incident Deborah Ramirez has recounted. Ramirez, who has been interviewed, had claimed that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her during a dorm party at Yale. The suitemate, Kenneth G. Appold, now says he is “one-hundred-per-cent certain” that he was told the culprit was Kavanaugh. He does say he never discussed this with Ramirez, but he claims an eyewitness described the episode to him at the time. Appold has tried to share this story with the FBI, but there’s no indication the FBI is willing to hear from him.

  • A classmate of Kavanaugh’s at Georgetown Prep now strongly challenges one of Kavanaugh’s assertions under oath. The person told the New Yorker that he heard Kavanaugh talk repeatedly about Renate Dolphin as someone “that everyone passed around for sex” (the witness’ words), and even heard Kavanaugh singing a rhyme that included the words “you wanna get laid, you can make it with REE-NATE.” Kavanaugh (and many others) described themselves in their yearbook as a “Renate Alumnius,” but Kavanaugh has denied under oath that this was a sexual reference, claiming, ludicrously, that it was intended to show “affection.”This classmate is not named by the New Yorker. But he put his name on a statement to the FBI and Judiciary Committee that makes this claim, and he is prepared to talk to the FBI. There is no indication this happened.

  • James Roche, one of Kavanaugh’s roommates at Yale, has written a piece for Slate that claims Kavanaugh lied under oath about his use of slang and his drinking. Roche claims that Kavanaugh “regularly” blacked out. Roche has offered to talk to the FBI, but there’s no indication this happened.Roche also pointedly added of Kavanaugh: “He said that ‘boofing’ was farting and the ‘Devil’s Triangle’ was a drinking game. ‘Boofing’ and ‘Devil’s Triangle’ are sexual references. I know this because I heard Brett and his friends using these terms on multiple occasions.” Roche concluded that Kavanaugh “has demonstrated a willingness to be untruthful under oath about easily verified information.”

  • NBC News reports that the FBI has not contacted dozens of people who could potentially corroborate the allegations against Kavanaugh or testify to his behavior at the time. This includes many people who knew either Ford or Ramirez at the time, and people who actually approached the FBI offering information.

  • The Post reports that Ramirez’s lawyers provided the FBI with a list of more than 20 people who might have relevant information, but “as of Wednesday, Ramirez’s team had no indication that the bureau had interviewed any of them.”

  • Blasey Ford’s legal team today put out a list of additional people who have not been contacted by the FBI, some of whom were prepared to corroborate that she had in the past discussed being the victim of a sexual assault by a federal judge.

  • Neither Ford nor Kavanaugh have been interviewed by the FBI. As the Brookings Institution’s Susan Hennessey points out: “It is inconceivable they could close a real investigation without re-interviewing Kavanaugh.”

 

 

 





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  # 2102943 7-Oct-2018 17:58
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I do wish they'd stop calling the Trumpist movement "conservatives".  They are fascists. 
Watch what they do over the next month to attempt to disrupt fair democratic elections.  I think it's going to get very ugly. 

 

 


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  # 2102954 7-Oct-2018 18:52
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Topic - Donald Trump - Guardian Opinion - Brett Kavanaugh - US supreme court - Law (US)





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I do wish they'd stop calling the Trumpist movement "conservatives".  They are fascists. 
Watch what they do over the next month to attempt to disrupt fair democratic elections.  I think it's going to get very ugly. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes, I definitely agree with you. A fundamental problem that the conservative movement faces is that their traditional platform, namely the Republican party, has been hollowed out by the Trump movement (a very apt term indeed) and no longer represents conservatives. Where are they to turn to now?


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