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Judicial temperament

My younger brother, anti-Trump Republican, posted his thoughts on Kavanaugh hearings. Said he believed Ford. Said he did not believe Kavanaugh and was put off by the “chip on his shoulder.” Brother’s wife is liberal. She and other liberals weighed in. His conservative friends weighed in. (He lives in NE Georgia so he had plenty of them). Not the usual outrage, but several angry that Kavanaugh would be treated so poorly, etc). One Republican cousin of ours picked up the “this is bullshit” line. I was pleasantly surprised, and blown away, when one of my older Republican cousins, who NEVER mentions politics, said he agreed with my brother and said Flake did the right thing to put this on “pause.”

The theme of the post was temperament. I was not going to highjack the post (my brother still has to make a living; I love him; the racism of the RWrs is pushing him back to us) so I only mentioned that I personally did not have the temperament to be a traffic court judge and therefore would never put my hat in the ring to be a judge. Another poster, who WAS a former state court judge, and a Republican, weighed in about keeping sane when while litigants are mud wrestling in court. The implications were that he did not find Kavanaugh to have good judicial temperament. Again, rural Georgia, can’t say everything you want to say.

We made points on Facebook with the Republicans on the theme of judicial temperament. If we are calling our Senators, lack of judicial temperament is something that will get under their skin. Should be our talking point going forward.

As Bill Maher said last night, if this were a custody hearing, Ford gets the kids.

Posted by MaryMagdaline | Sat Sep 29, 2018, 11:15 AM (2 replies)

Bill Maher has Lucifer on right now ... Steve Bannon

I wonder if they will fumigate when he leaves
Posted by MaryMagdaline | Fri Sep 28, 2018, 10:15 PM (6 replies)

There is a distinct possibility that the majority of Americans just want to slap Brett Kavanaugh's

teenage face.

Is that right? Probably not. On the other hand, someone's whose face the country wants to slap should probably not be on the Supreme Court.
Posted by MaryMagdaline | Tue Sep 25, 2018, 12:03 PM (6 replies)

Are we really going to put someone on the Supreme Court who

Could, theoretically, be charged with a felony in the State of Maryland?
Posted by MaryMagdaline | Mon Sep 24, 2018, 03:41 PM (2 replies)

Consider that Mark Judge is an AA member

Absolutely nothing to show that Kavanaugh has reformed his ways or that he is trying to reform his ways. Is he still a blackout drinker? How does he behave when drunk?

Surely this is known by all of his clerks, by his family, and by everyone on the judicial committee.
Posted by MaryMagdaline | Mon Sep 24, 2018, 08:06 AM (15 replies)

Very dangerous for Kavanaugh to testify under oath

He must, if he has any brains at all, consider withdrawing, before he has to say, under oath, whether he did something or didn't do something. If he's hired a lawyer, the lawyer may have told the WH and Senate to hold off until he is prepared to make a decision
Posted by MaryMagdaline | Mon Sep 17, 2018, 05:30 PM (4 replies)

Just contributed to both Gillum and Nelson

Let's show Democratic solidarity today!
Posted by MaryMagdaline | Wed Aug 29, 2018, 08:46 AM (7 replies)

Things that made you a liberal

Public schools?

Today I was thinking of a book read to us in the third grade in Maryland. I cannot remember the name of the book or the main character’s name. I have thought about the little girl in the book, and her family, for 51 years. Her parents were sharecroppers. She had to work in the fields alongside them. She had to move a lot. She could not attend school regularly. She loved school and hated missing it. I vividly remember her getting a dress made of sacks. In little girl world, a dress of one’s own is magic-world, so I am not surprised that I remember that.

The girl’s story was “cool,” although it was a few years before that word came into use among children. We were not made to feel sorry for her, but to walk in shoes and experience a bit if her life.

Our teacher, Mrs. Gambrell, was from North Carolina and I got the distinct impression she wanted her mostly Yankee students to know about Southern children.

Was Mrs. Gambrell, beautiful and cultured and a woman if her time, a secret Marxist? Likely not. But the book she read to us imprinted something in us. I never pass a field without thinking of the lives of children and families who work there.

In 8th grade, we read Roots in American history. In Georgia. With an African American teacher.

The repugs are right to fear the public schools, I think.

I get the feeling the Feds are sick and tired of crooks

Posted by MaryMagdaline | Tue Aug 21, 2018, 09:22 PM (2 replies)

Rashida Tlaib very impressive on Chris Hayes

Seems like a hardworking non-egocentric candidate.
Posted by MaryMagdaline | Fri Aug 10, 2018, 09:09 PM (14 replies)
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