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Trump just taken into custody for inciting violence...

... in that parallel world where we haven't lost our minds to the irrationals and Trump-Putin collusion.
Posted by DemocracyMouse | Thu Oct 25, 2018, 01:06 AM (0 replies)

As of this afternoon, when forced to receive that "emergency" text from Trump...

I became officially oppressed.

Posted by DemocracyMouse | Wed Oct 3, 2018, 09:01 PM (11 replies)

Media stampedes past several lies to report shiney new ones...

Did anyone else notice something peculiar happening? As the hearings for Brett Kavanaugh proceeded this past couple of months, one terrible lie after another was rolled out by the nominee and identified by the press. Big, ugly lies with warts, beginning with his denial, under oath, that he had anything to do with Senator Leahy's stolen emails. There are 29 lies now listed at Medium.com at the link below.

Yet once the sexual abuse allegations surfaced (and they are significant) all the former lying was largely omitted from the media sphere.

It's almost a scaled up version of Dr. Ford's memory prioritizing the "who" of her ordeal over the "where" or "when." (And she articulated this beautifully in physiological terms at the hearing). Once we were in sexual abuse territory nobody that I've observed in the mainstream media has sufficiently recalled the earlier nomination-killing lies. These were HUGE IMPEACHABLE LIES.

Just as we must add all of Trump's long list of crimes to every new story of wrongdoing, Kavanaugh's lies must be aggregated. The very format of journalism must change to keep up with these abominable people.

Despite a polygraph test, advanced degrees, security clearances, sincere testimony and corroborating evidence, the Republicans are still falling back on the claim that the accusers could be lying and have insufficient credibility.

So here's the rub:

Kavanaugh's own lack of credibility has already been established during the hearing and few journalists point this out. Even before the sexual allegations he's been exposed as dishonest and not worthy of a position on the Supreme Court. He shouldn't even be flipping hamburgers.

Below is an example of what I'm talking about. It's an omission from today's Daily Kos, a progressive forum that should know better. The article quotes, and fails to correct, a statement about an absence of proof of lying:

Rev. Allen Ewing-Merrill of HopeGateWay in Portland protested at her office to tell her that Kavanaugh is "not judicial by any means" and says "If he lies about the small things, why would we have confidence that he wouldn't lie about the big things?"

Excuse me? He's already lied about the big things! All together he's lied over 29 times!!! Wake up journalists! Do your homework! Take notes on a pad of friggin' paper!

DAILY KOS IGNORING THE LIES:
https://m.dailykos.com/stories/1800923

29 LIES
Google this: demandjustice/kavanaugh-29-lies-and-counting

A BREAKTHROUGH!
Law & Crime has reported that Kavanaugh is being accused of major ethics violations and references BOTH his statements about his sexual abuse accusers and his earlier denial regarding the use of Senator Leahy's emails:
https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/brett-kavanaugh-slapped-with-two-official-ethics-complaints-in-d-c-circuit-court/
Posted by DemocracyMouse | Wed Oct 3, 2018, 01:25 AM (8 replies)

The massive hole in journalism

As the hearings for Kavanaugh proceeded, one terrible lie after another was rolled out by the nominee and identified by the press. Big, ugly lies with warts. There was his denial, under oath, that he had anything to do with Senator Patrick Leahy's stolen emails. There was his denial that he had anything to do with the nomination of anti-abortion, anti-LGBTQ judge William Pryor. Yet emails proved otherwise.

These are just two of dozens of bald-faced lies —there are 29 lies now listed at Medium.com at the link below. Yet once the sexual abuse allegations surfaced (and they are significant) all the former lying was simply erased from the media sphere.

It's almost a scaled up version of Dr. Ford's memory prioritizing the "who" of her ordeal over the "where." (And she articulated this beautifully in physiological terms at the hearing). Once we were in sexual abuse territory nobody that I've observed in the mainstream media has sufficiently recalled the earlier nomination-killing lies. These were HUGE IMPEACHABLE LIES. Add those to EVERY story people! Just as we must add all of Trump's long list of crimes to every new story of wrongdoing. The very format of journalism must change to keep up with these abominable people.

Kavanaugh's sexual assaults are awful and disturbing, yet the Republicans are still falling back on the claim that the accusers could be lying and have insufficient credibility (even though they have advanced degrees and thorough security clearances between them, and even though other witnesses such as Dr. Ford's therapist back them up).

So here's the rub: the biggest, most insane problem here is Kavanaugh's own credibility which has already been established during the hearing as worthless. Even before the sexual allegations he's been exposed as dishonest and not worthy of a position on the Supreme Court. He shouldn't even be flipping hamburgers.

Here's an example of mainstream media omission from today's Daily Kos, a progressive forum that should know better. The article quotes, and fails to correct, a statement about an absence of proof of lying:

Rev. Allen Ewing-Merrill of HopeGateWay in Portland protested at her office to tell her that Kavanaugh is "not judicial by any means" and says "If he lies about the small things, why would we have confidence that he wouldn't lie about the big things?"

Excuse me? He's already lied about the big things! All together he's lied over 29 times!!! Wake up journalists! Do your homework! Take notes on a pad of friggin' paper!

DAILY KOS IGNORING THE LIES:
https://m.dailykos.com/stories/1800923

29 LIES
Google this: demandjustice/kavanaugh-29-lies-and-counting

UPDATE: Law & Crime has reported that Kavanaugh is being accused of major ethics violations and references BOTH his statements about his sexual abuse accusers and his earlier denial re. Senator Leahy's email theft:
https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/brett-kavanaugh-slapped-with-two-official-ethics-complaints-in-d-c-circuit-court/
Posted by DemocracyMouse | Tue Oct 2, 2018, 10:28 PM (0 replies)

Kavenaugh's 29 lies now listed

Here ya go:

On Medium.com
Cut and paste the following into a browser:
medium.com/@demandjustice/kavanaugh-29-lies-and-counting-69ab6dee833d

LIE 1
In 2004, Kavanaugh claimed that the nomination of anti-abortion, anti-LGBTQ judge William Pryor was “not one that I worked on personally.”
TRUTH
Newly released emails showed Kavanaugh was involved in selecting Pryor, interviewing him, and working to confirm him.

LIE 2
In 2006, Kavanaugh denied he “primarily handl[ed]” the nomination of Judge Charles Pickering, who had pushed to reduce the sentence of a man convicted of burning a cross in front of an interracial couple’s house.
TRUTH
Emails released this year show that Kavanaugh prepared documents on Pickering and worked on a draft op-ed in support of the nominee.

LIE 3
In 2006, Kavanaugh denied that he “handled” the nomination of William Haynes.
TRUTH
Recent emails revealed that Kavanaugh played a large role in Haynes nomination, including determining that Haynes “would be an across-the-board judicial conservative”.

Etc.....


A humble, related recommendation: Don't stop telling everyone to vote. Ask random people if they would please dive into history with us...
Posted by DemocracyMouse | Tue Oct 2, 2018, 01:52 AM (16 replies)
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