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The statements from Kavanaugh's buddies

In my opinion the statements from Kavanaugh's friends backing him up are a little too carefully crafted and beg for further investigation. This article is interesting.

I think you'll like this true story about a friend of mine

I just visited a friend that I only see about twice a year. He is in his early sixties and has white/grey hair and a full beard. He used to have just a mustache. The full beard was new, and you're gonna love reason why.

He told me he looked in the mirror one day and thought he was starting to resemble National Security Adviser John Bolton with just his mustache. And, since he "didn't want to look like an Islamophobic war monger" (his words), he decided to grow a full beard.

I thought it was great. He had me laughing out loud.

All this last minute stuff by the Republicans is BS!

I guess the emails Corey Booker wanted to use Wednesday were cleared early this morning at the last minute. That means Grassley and Cornyn were playing games today when Booker was read the rules. Booker should have been given his time back to question Kavanaugh like he wanted to yesterday, or at least told he could do so today. Instead, Grassely and Cornyn kept quiet, and now the right is claiming that Booker was grandstanding and being a martyr. Is there something I'm getting wrong about this? It's hard to keep up with all of this, but I don't trust these Republicans at all. They don't want Kavanaugh to be questioned about certain things, but they also don't want it known they are keeping information from the public. All this last minute stuff is BS!

Taxpayers paying to clean up after Pence family


Vice President Mike Pence turns nostalgic when he talks about growing up in small-town Columbus, Indiana, where his father helped build a Midwestern empire of more than 200 gas stations that provided an upbringing on the "front row of the American dream."

But what he doesn't talk about is the more than 85 contaminated sites left behind.

Don't you hate it when businesses leave their mess for taxpayers to clean up?

Why do Trump supporters get away with saying "there is no evidence of collusion"?

There is plenty of evidence of collusion: the indictments of Trump advisers, all the lying about contacts with Russians, the meeting in Trump Tower, the sucking up to Putin, the list goes on. Are these things not evidence of possible collusion? They may not be actual "proof" (yet) of collusion, but these things certainly can be called evidence. I think everyone saying there is no evidence of collusion needs to be called out on this, including Trump during interviews.

Oops! Even a stable genius sometimes says the wrong thing

In a way, this is more scary to me than what he did yesterday.

Senator Jamie Raskin had a great summary of yesterday's clown show Must Watch

I didn't see this already posted, so I hope it's not a repeat.

I can't wait to hear it...

the people who are always telling us government can't run things claiming that they can do a great job running toddler detention centers.

What happens with all the crimes Kim Jong-Un is said to have committed against his people?

I'm just wondering, because Trump seems to be pitching him the idea that if he puts down his nukes and opens up his nation to the world all will be wonderful condos on the beaches, that all will be forgiven and there will ground breaking technological advances to enjoy. (Have you seen Trump's film he made for Kim?) But, has not Kim Jong-un committed horrendous crimes against humanity? Will he ever have to pay for those crimes, or will he somehow get a pass? And, who will give him such a pass?

I'm not against reaching out for peace, but dictators are often the types of leaders that need to hold power out of sheer survival. They have done too much against too many to be safe in letting down their guard. To a man like Kim Jong-Un holding absolute power means not having to pay for crimes committed.

Don't get me wrong, I'm glad to see leaders working toward peace, but I think there are certain realities we must consider. Karma can be a bitch for dictators, and Trump won't be able to use his pardon power for Kim Jong-Un.

Does anyone else have a problem with Jordan Peterson's arguments about oppression?

I'm no scholar, but I tend to hear a lot of flaws in Peterson's arguments. For example: listen to this interview with Peterson and ask how he might square his statements with a country like Saudi Arabia where women have been openly oppressed, and just now have the chance to have a drivers' license? Peterson really seems to lose it at about the 6:50 timestamp. To me it almost sounds like he gets very nervous at the questioning.

Like I said, I'm no scholar, but I think Peterson is a bit of a lightweight.

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