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California professor, writer of confidential Brett Kavanaugh letter, speaks out about her allegation

Source: Washington Post

Earlier this summer, Christine Blasey Ford wrote a confidential letter to a senior Democratic lawmaker alleging that Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her more than three decades ago, when they were high school students in suburban Maryland. Since Wednesday, she has watched as that bare-bones version of her story became public without her name or her consent, drawing a blanket denial from Kavanaugh and roiling a nomination that just days ago seemed all but certain to succeed. Now, Ford has decided that if her story is going to be told, she wants to be the one to tell it.

Speaking publicly for the first time, Ford said that one summer in the early 1980s, Kavanaugh and a friend — both “stumbling drunk,” Ford alleges — corralled her into a bedroom during a gathering of teenagers at a house in Montgomery County.

While his friend watched, she said, Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed on her back and groped her over her clothes, grinding his body against hers and clumsily attempting to pull off her one-piece bathing suit and the clothing she wore over it. When she tried to scream, she said, he put his hand over her mouth.

“I thought he might inadvertently kill me,” said Ford, now a 51-year-old research psychologist in northern California. “He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing.”

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/california-professor-writer-of-confidential-brett-kavanaugh-letter-speaks-out-about-her-allegation-of-sexual-assault/2018/09/16/46982194-b846-11e8-94eb-3bd52dfe917b_story.html?utm_term=.8e9bd9f3d0f4

This is a brave person!!

Brett Kavanaugh reportedly accused of sexual misconduct in letter flagged to the FBI by Democrats

Source: New York Daily News

Democrats on Thursday alerted the FBI to decades-old sexual misconduct allegations against President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, according to reports and a person familiar with the matter.

The potentially damning claims, which come as the Senate prepares to vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination to the highest court of the land, were made in a letter obtained by Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Dianne Feinstein, a Democratic source told the Daily News.

Two officials briefed on the letter’s contents told the New York Times the allegations relate to possible sexual misconduct between Kavanaugh and an unidentified woman when they were both in high school. The nature of the allegations were not immediately known.

Feinstein (D-Calif.) informed her fellow committee Democrats about the letter Wednesday evening, the sources said. Several of the Democrats advised her to contact the FBI.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-news-democrats-fbi-secret-letter-kavanaugh-20180913-story.html

Please please please derail this despicable nominee.
Posted by malchickiwick | Thu Sep 13, 2018, 02:45 PM (59 replies)

I will be canvassing this weekend for the Democratic candidate for Congress. GOTV!!

I'm in NV3, and this is a seat we need to keep, especially considering the Republitard is a MAGAfanatic.

Our candidate is a super-genuine problem solver, with a laser focus on providing opportunity in the form of education to ALL Americans. Her name is Susie Lee, and I encourage anybody who can to please increase her chances of success.

I happen to teach down in Mohave County Arizona on Fridays, and right across the river (Colorado) lies the southern tip of NV district 3, where I will be knocking on doors after finishing a three-hour class in U.S. History.

Saturday and/or Sunday, I will be doing the same here in Boulder City, NV, where I reside.

I am a busy man. I work three different part-time jobs, including as an adjunct professor of history at NV State and down at Mohave Community. I also work as a freelance writer. Nevertheless, I find it of paramount importance that I make time to do whatever I can to ensure our blue wave crashes as long and wide as possible on the sixth of November.

Will it be uncomfortable walking around in the 115 degrees we get down in Laughlin this time of year? Will it mean less time I have to focus on my many other responsibilities? Is it a sacrifice? Yes, to all of the above, but it is SO SO SO SO worth every bead of sweat and graded paper postponed.

I was born 50 years ago this December, so I missed out on all the drama of my birth year. I have seen my country go through many ups and downs over the years I've been aware. But I can say with zero hesitation that I have never been alive for such a momentous midterm.

I would never consciously try to guilt anybody to get involved, but please ... GET FUCKING INVOLVED. Please. Every little knock on a door reminds people that they have a voice.

This could not be more important. As a student of history I really feel like our Republic stands at a precipice, and if we do not pull it back in November with a Congress willing to check a dictator, this glorious experiment in constitutional democracy may fail. And that would be the greatest light ever extinguished since our distant ancestors first mastered fire.

Gee. Ohh. Tee. Mudderfuggin Vee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by malchickiwick | Mon Sep 10, 2018, 11:24 PM (2 replies)

Unindicted Co-conspirator in Chief

I've long looked for the perfect title for the dotard. This one works for me this evening. I am happy tonight!!
Posted by malchickiwick | Wed Aug 22, 2018, 12:07 AM (0 replies)

In honor of Dipshit Don's new "Space Force":

Posted by malchickiwick | Fri Aug 10, 2018, 02:30 PM (0 replies)

A list of things Donald Trump Jr. has probably Googled in the past two days

Hilarious stuff: https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/compost/wp/2018/08/06/a-list-of-things-donald-trump-jr-has-probably-googled-in-the-past-two-days/?utm_term=.5554fe7af6e7

By Alexandra Petri

What follows is a non-exhaustive list of things I assume Donald Trump Jr. has Googled in the two days (snip):

mugs that say “wonderful son”
is it illegal if you do it to earn your father’s love
is it possible to do something wrong if you don’t know any laws and furthermore are rich
where in your online dating profile should you put the phrase “wonderful son” should it be before hunting or after hunting
part in the bible when God calls Jesus “my wonderful son”
is there anything better than “wonderful son” that your dad can say about you or is that the peak
was Darth Vader a good dad
should you share a tweet on your Instagram that says something wonderful about you but also implies you might have committed a crime
Posted by malchickiwick | Mon Aug 6, 2018, 06:34 PM (3 replies)

Putin's Puppy

Posted by malchickiwick | Sun Jul 29, 2018, 06:54 PM (3 replies)

I Just Contrived a New Nickname for SCROTUS and Wanted to Share It

"Pooty's Fleshlight"
Posted by malchickiwick | Tue Jul 17, 2018, 12:06 AM (0 replies)

WaPo: This new study suggests Trump's racism might actually hurt him

One of the worst mental habits we see among pundits these days is to overexaggerate the role that Donald Trump’s harsh anti-immigration agenda played in his 2016 victory. This isn’t just about the past; it also confuses analysis of the present, leading pundits to baselessly presume in advance that President Trump’s immigration attacks will prove fearsomely potent in November’s midterms.

A new analysis by two political scientists offers important new data that sheds light on this debate. It suggests Trump’s immigration agenda might have been of negligible importance in his 2016 win, and that Hillary Clinton may have benefited more from the immigration debate than Trump did (that is, despite her electoral-college loss, it actually expanded her popular-vote total).


The new analysis by Howard Lavine and Wendy Rahn of the University of Minnesota looked at 2016 national polling data from the American National Election Studies. They broke down white Americans into three groups: 44 percent of whites are “anti-immigration” and want lower immigration levels; 40 percent of whites are immigration moderates who want to keep levels the same; and 16 percent of whites are “pro-immigration” and want immigration increased.

More: https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2018/07/03/this-new-study-suggests-trumps-racism-might-actually-hurt-him/?utm_term=.ebf1d1201f0c

Posted by malchickiwick | Tue Jul 3, 2018, 01:33 PM (1 replies)

What in the name of all that is good and holy has happened to my country???

I was born in 1968; I turn 50 in December. That was a rough year for the Republic.

My earliest memories of political events were the Watergate hearing, which were omnipresent in my early years.

I grew up to be a history professor.

I get that political power in our country has always skewed toward the rich and powerful. But I never envisioned that fascism could actually infect our system.

Call me naive, but I thought at the end of the day, the opposition, despite being the opposition, nevertheless embraced the fundamental values of our system. Now it turns out that they would sell out our brilliant country to a foreign power simply for the chance to rule.

If sanity regains the day, history will lump these people with the worst figures of the past, as in Benedict Arnold and Joseph Mccarthy.

I'm just ranting because I can't believe we have come to this...
Posted by malchickiwick | Thu Jun 14, 2018, 01:36 AM (29 replies)
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