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Hand dyer mainly to the quilters market, doll maker, oil painter and teacher, anti-fas, cat owner, anti nuke, ex navy, reasonably good cook, father of three happy successful kids and three happy grand kids. Life is good.

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Brett Kavanaugh Claims Past Virginity As Defense Against Sexual Assault Claims

Source: Huffpo

Brett Kavanaugh Claims Past Virginity As Defense Against Sexual Assault Claims
The Supreme Court nominee said he can’t have been a predator because he was a virgin in high school.
By Doha Madani

POLITICS 09/24/2018 08:32 pm ET

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s latest defense against two sexual misconduct allegations is that he was a virgin in high school and for “many years thereafter.”

Kavanaugh claimed he couldn’t have sexually assaulted anyone as a teenager because of his virginity in a Fox News interview on Monday. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who goes by Christine Blasey professionally, has accused him of attacking her at a party more than 35 years ago when they were both in high school.


“We’re talking about allegations of sexual assault. I have never sexually assaulted anyone,” the nominee told Fox News. “I did not have sexual intercourse, or anything close to sexual intercourse, in high school or many years thereafter.”


It should go without saying that virginity does not mean a person is not capable of drunkenly groping another person against her will.


Read more: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/brett-kavanaugh-virgin-high-school_us_5ba96904e4b0375f8f9fcf9a

Joe Biden questioning Anitia Hill.

Exactly what we don't want to happen again.

Let the FBI look into this. Have Dr. Christine Blasey Ford file charges in a correct jurisdiction.

3-D Printed Gun Promoter, Cody Wilson, Is Charged With Sexual Assault of Child

3-D Printed Gun Promoter, Cody Wilson, Is Charged With Sexual Assault of Child



Cody Wilson, who has been blocked from posting online plans for guns made with 3-D printers, was charged Wednesday with having sex with a 16-year-old girl in Austin, Tex.CreditCreditLynda M. Gonzalez/Austin American-Statesman, via Associated Press

By Tiffany Hsu

Sept. 19, 2018

Cody Wilson, whose push to post blueprints for 3-D printed guns online has made him a key figure in the national gun control debate, was charged on Wednesday with sexually assaulting a child in Texas.

But law enforcement officers said they were having trouble finding Mr. Wilson, who missed a flight back to the United States from Taipei, Taiwan, his last known location. During a news conference on Wednesday, Cmdr. Troy Officer of the Austin Police Department said that a warrant had been filed for Mr. Wilson’s arrest and that local detectives were working with national and international partners to find him.

Mr. Wilson, 30, is accused of having sex with a 16-year-old girl at a hotel in Austin on Aug. 15 and paying her $500 in cash, according to an affidavit filed in Travis County. The girl told the police that she had met Mr. Wilson through the website SugarDaddyMeet.com, where he was using the screen name “Sanjuro,” the affidavit says.

Commander Officer said detectives who had interviewed the girl said that “if someone mistakes her age, it would be because they think she’s younger, not older.”


Brett Kavanaugh Explains His 'Abortion-Inducing Drugs' Comment

Source: HuffPo

POLITICS 09/13/2018 10:29 am ET

Brett Kavanaugh Explains His ‘Abortion-Inducing Drugs’ Comment
The Supreme Court nominee followed up on his controversial comments in a written statement.

By Alanna Vagianos

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh said he was simply recounting the plaintiff’s views in a 2015 lawsuit when he used the phrase “abortion-inducing drugs” to describe birth control during his confirmation hearing last week.

“That was the position of the plaintiffs in that case, and I was accurately describing the plaintiffs’ position,” Kavanaugh wrote in response to a follow-up question from Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) released Wednesday.


“It was a technical matter of filling out a form, in that case with ― that ― they said filling out the form would make them complicit in the provision of the abortion-inducing drugs that they were -– as a religious matter, objected to,” Kavanaugh said in response to Cruz’s question.


“Kavanaugh didn’t use that term because he misunderstands the basic science of birth control ― the fact that birth control prevents fertilization of eggs in the first place. He used that term because it’s a dog whistle to the extreme right,” Clinton tweeted.


Read more: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/brett-kavanaugh-explains-his-abortion-inducing-drugs-comment_us_5b9a5af8e4b015089c0dfd82

"He used that term because it’s a dog whistle to the extreme right,” Clinton tweeted.

Putting Serena Williams into perspective ...


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Would a male player have been treated the same way? Not likely. The Women’s Tennis Association and the U.S. Tennis Association both released statements supporting Williams. (The Guardian notes that while Ramos is a stickler for rules, he has “never penalized a player a game in such a high-stakes match” before.) WTA president Steve Simon noted the “difference in the standards of tolerance provided to the emotions expressed by men versus women” and USTA president Katrina Adams called out the “double standard” in treatment in an interview with ESPN. “I know what Serena did and her behavior was not welcome,” she said. “It’s a judgment call to give that last penalty because she called him a thief. They’ve been called a lot more.”

Adams’s comment speaks to a culture in which women who act out are punished while men are written off as “bad boys” who are just doing what boys do. There is plenty to back up her claim: Male tennis pros James Blake and Andy Roddick both admitted on Twitter to having said far worse to umpires and having no real repercussions. In the interest of keeping the discussion alive, we rounded up a few more examples here:

Novak Djokovic got into an argument with the same umpire, Ramos, at the French Open, and called him “crap”. While he received multiple warnings, he did not have any points or games docked.

Rafael Nadal threatened Ramos at the 2017 French Open. He got two verbal warnings, but did not have a point or game docked.

Andre Agassi got a warning for an audible obscenity at the U.S. Open and then called the umpire a “son of a bitch.” Play went on.

Marcos Baghdatis smashed four rackets during the 2012 Australian Open, but didn’t lose a point or a game. He did have to pay a $1,250 fine.

Nick Kyrgios got in a yelling match with Ramos at the 2018 Australian Open, but no code violations were issued.

Andy Murray got a code violation for allegedly calling the same umpire, Ramos, “stupid” at the Rio Olympics. Murray claims he called the umpiring stupid.

Novak Djokovic screamed at Ramos during the 2018 Wimbledon tournament, threw his racket, and even pretended to throw the ball at the umpire, but never lost a point or a game.

Andy Murray kicked a ball at an umpire’s head during a 2016 match, but did not get a code or point penalty.

To be fair, it’s not just men: Coco Vanderweghe was issued several warnings and a code violation for yelling at the umpire because there were no bananas on the court, and then calling her opponent a “fucking bitch.” She did not lose points or a game.

As another Viet Vet, I'll answer for him: NOPE and mainly because he just doesn't get it. I am ...

being treated for cancer at Temple and though I could be treated a lot closer to home, I'd rather be around men and women who've been around vets and are probably vets themselves. I also have people to talk to who understand this one aspect of who I am before we even exchange a word sitting in the waiting room.

I didn't agree with everything Sen McCain said, but I understood where it came from. When I was at fire control school at Great Lakes, we got to see the footage from the Island that showed the jet warmer backed up to the nose of a wing mounted heat seeking missile on the flight deck of the Forestal. We also saw footage of John McCain walking through fire (getting 2nd and 3rd degree burns) rescuing another flyer caught in a burning plane while ordnance is going off all around them including bombs one of which sent out a concussion wave that blew a fire control team running up to the fire (five or six swabbies) completely off the deck. One second there they are, bang, and totally gone.

Sometimes I think the reason we Democrats fail a lot of the time is because we keep looking for a doctrinaire candidate and we'll never been able to agree on the doctrine we want followed. This what I think happened to us in 2016. Republicans at least can get a candidate elected and fight about the details later. Which is what I think is happening now.

Donny gets the news from Mueller ...

Trump fires Jeff Sessions ................

Anybody else here miss Kieth Olbermann right now as much as I do?

Just asking ...

The new national motto

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