And that's Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh!

Floyd1977

Registered User
They're supposed to be biased toward the constitution. That's why they serve for life. They're supposed to be separate from the business of politics.

Of course, while RBG exists unimpeached, accusations of political bias are completely absurd. The left only cares about bias when it's not in their favor.
RBG made at least two very public disparaging remarks about Trump during the campaign. She probably never thought he would win, but here we are. Did the left ever demand she recuse herself from any Trump EO rulings such as the Travel ban. Nope!
 

Hog's Big Ben

Getting ass-***** in The Octagon, brother.
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Congratulations, toots. You got your moment in the spotlight.

"You should've seen it, daddy. Mommy got mushroom stamped by the nice senator and we got the day off school to lurk in the hallway outside his office. What does woke mean?"

 

lajikal

Registered User
Congratulations, toots. You got your moment in the spotlight.

"You should've seen it, daddy. Mommy got mushroom stamped by the nice senator and we got the day off school to lurk in the hallway outside his office. What does woke mean?"

The ineffectual 'Shame on you.' was hilarious.
 

Creasy Bear

gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh
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The ineffectual 'Shame on you.' was hilarious.
"Shame on you! Don't be hidin' in da bafroom! You come on out da bafroom, and shame on you!"

Camera pans around corner... not a bafroom, but an elevator, and he's long gone.

*sad trombone*
 

domelogic

Registered User
We don’t have to take a poll whether this lunatic is a lib or conservative. #walkaway should pertain to women like this one


Washington Post Perspectives: Last night I told my husband ‘I hate all men and wish all men were dead’

Now for something completely different. The Washington Post has a “Post Everything” section where it posts opinion pieces from people who aren’t regular writers for the paper. Today, the Post published a piece that really seemed out there. It’s titled, “Thanks for not raping us, all you ‘good men.’ But it’s not enough.”

If you guessed from the title that this is not going to be a carefully reasoned piece, you guessed right. It opens with author Victoria Bissell Brown, a retired history professor, screaming at her husband over something she admits was a very trivial comment:

I yelled at my husband last night. Not pick-up-your-socks yell. Not how-could-you-ignore-that-red-light yell. This was real yelling. This was 30 minutes of from-the-gut yelling. Triggered by a small, thoughtless, dismissive, annoyed, patronizing comment. Really small. A micro-wave that triggered a hurricane. I blew. Hard and fast. And it terrified me. I’m still terrified by what I felt and what I said. I am almost 70 years old. I am a grandmother. Yet in that roiling moment, screaming at my husband as if he represented every clueless male on the planet (and I every angry woman of 2018), I announced that I hate all men and wish all men were dead. If one of my grandchildren yelled something that ridiculous, I’d have to stifle a laugh.

I guess it’s good that she knows how ridiculous this sounds. But does she really know? Because the rest of the article is basically an argument for more rage at men, at least I think it is to the degree it’s coherent at all.

In the centuries of feminist movements that have washed up and away, good men have not once organized their own mass movement to change themselves and their sons or to attack the mean-spirited, teasing, punching thing that passes for male culture. Not once. Bastards. Don’t listen to me. Listen to each other. Talk to each other. Earn your power for once.

This is wrong and also offensive (not that I suspect the author cares). There is a long history of men who have sought to restrain the baser impulses of other men. They are called fathers. These days there are plenty of absent ones and I’m sure there were always bad ones but a lot of fathers have taught their sons to respect women from an early age and, to be blunt, not to be rapists and bastards. The idea that there are no men engaged in promoting respect for women is nonsense.

As for male culture being mean-spirited. Okay, I agree that sometimes in some places it is, but often it’s also supportive and helpful and full of mutual respect that is itself worthy of respect. Wishing all men were dead doesn’t seem to allow a lot of room for any of that nuance. Shouting at the men who aren’t the problem makes about as much sense as screaming at your husband for 30 minutes over a minor comment. What do you hope to accomplish?

Think about “listen to women” as a program for change. It says to women: You will continue to suffer these abuses, men will continue to do disgusting things to you, the storms will keep coming, the tide will continue to rise, but now, we will listen and help you rebuild.

Pay attention people: If we do not raise boys to walk humbly and care deeply, if we do not demand that men do more than just listen, we will all drown in the flood.

The Kavanaugh confirmation is only mentioned indirectly but that’s clearly what prompted all of this outrage. The problem, of course, is that his accusers did not have much in the way of corroboration for their accusations. Shouldn’t that matter? I think it should but it doesn’t get mentioned.

And after all of this rage we’re just back to ‘teach boys to respect women’ which is a fine message but, again, it’s not as if no one is doing that already. More to the point, it’s not as if no men are doing that already. And if this constitutes mansplaining in the author’s eyes, so be it. Someone needs to say ‘get a grip’ and it might as well be me.
 

THE FEZ MAN

as a matter of fact i dont have 5$
We don’t have to take a poll whether this lunatic is a lib or conservative. #walkaway should pertain to women like this one


Washington Post Perspectives: Last night I told my husband ‘I hate all men and wish all men were dead’

Now for something completely different. The Washington Post has a “Post Everything” section where it posts opinion pieces from people who aren’t regular writers for the paper. Today, the Post published a piece that really seemed out there. It’s titled, “Thanks for not raping us, all you ‘good men.’ But it’s not enough.”

If you guessed from the title that this is not going to be a carefully reasoned piece, you guessed right. It opens with author Victoria Bissell Brown, a retired history professor, screaming at her husband over something she admits was a very trivial comment:

I yelled at my husband last night. Not pick-up-your-socks yell. Not how-could-you-ignore-that-red-light yell. This was real yelling. This was 30 minutes of from-the-gut yelling. Triggered by a small, thoughtless, dismissive, annoyed, patronizing comment. Really small. A micro-wave that triggered a hurricane. I blew. Hard and fast. And it terrified me. I’m still terrified by what I felt and what I said. I am almost 70 years old. I am a grandmother. Yet in that roiling moment, screaming at my husband as if he represented every clueless male on the planet (and I every angry woman of 2018), I announced that I hate all men and wish all men were dead. If one of my grandchildren yelled something that ridiculous, I’d have to stifle a laugh.

I guess it’s good that she knows how ridiculous this sounds. But does she really know? Because the rest of the article is basically an argument for more rage at men, at least I think it is to the degree it’s coherent at all.

In the centuries of feminist movements that have washed up and away, good men have not once organized their own mass movement to change themselves and their sons or to attack the mean-spirited, teasing, punching thing that passes for male culture. Not once. Bastards. Don’t listen to me. Listen to each other. Talk to each other. Earn your power for once.

This is wrong and also offensive (not that I suspect the author cares). There is a long history of men who have sought to restrain the baser impulses of other men. They are called fathers. These days there are plenty of absent ones and I’m sure there were always bad ones but a lot of fathers have taught their sons to respect women from an early age and, to be blunt, not to be rapists and bastards. The idea that there are no men engaged in promoting respect for women is nonsense.

As for male culture being mean-spirited. Okay, I agree that sometimes in some places it is, but often it’s also supportive and helpful and full of mutual respect that is itself worthy of respect. Wishing all men were dead doesn’t seem to allow a lot of room for any of that nuance. Shouting at the men who aren’t the problem makes about as much sense as screaming at your husband for 30 minutes over a minor comment. What do you hope to accomplish?

Think about “listen to women” as a program for change. It says to women: You will continue to suffer these abuses, men will continue to do disgusting things to you, the storms will keep coming, the tide will continue to rise, but now, we will listen and help you rebuild.

Pay attention people: If we do not raise boys to walk humbly and care deeply, if we do not demand that men do more than just listen, we will all drown in the flood.

The Kavanaugh confirmation is only mentioned indirectly but that’s clearly what prompted all of this outrage. The problem, of course, is that his accusers did not have much in the way of corroboration for their accusations. Shouldn’t that matter? I think it should but it doesn’t get mentioned.

And after all of this rage we’re just back to ‘teach boys to respect women’ which is a fine message but, again, it’s not as if no one is doing that already. More to the point, it’s not as if no men are doing that already. And if this constitutes mansplaining in the author’s eyes, so be it. Someone needs to say ‘get a grip’ and it might as well be me.

There is a serious mental illness problem in this country, and I place the blame for the lack of treatment squarely on the shoulders of the ACLU and the other leftist organizations that closed the state run nut huts.
There are too many people wandering around loose that really need inpatient monitoring, and, the internet has given them a voice, just because you have the ability to spew your opinions for the world to hear, it doesn’t mean you should
 

Floyd1977

Registered User
There is a serious mental illness problem in this country, and I place the blame for the lack of treatment squarely on the shoulders of the ACLU and the other leftist organizations that closed the state run nut huts.
There are too many people wandering around loose that really need inpatient monitoring, and, the internet has given them a voice, just because you have the ability to spew your opinions for the world to hear, it doesn’t mean you should
Definately one of the unfortunate side effects of the internet. It used to be that you had to know something before you were given an audience. Otherwise you were just some dude shouting on a steeet corner for the most part. Internet has allowed crazy people to reach and influence a much larger audience (on both sides). I still believe that when society does collapse and is eventually rebuilt, one of the root causes will be determined to have been social media.
 
Supposedly the lefties are going to demand Kavanaugh recuse himself on almost everything. Wouldn't put it past them to try.
 

Begbie

Wackbag Generalissimo
Supposedly the lefties are going to demand Kavanaugh recuse himself on almost everything. Wouldn't put it past them to try.
And yet they make an interesting point...

How anyone can remain impartial after one side nearly ended this guy's career, his family and are constantly threatening him with impeachment...

He will be fair, no doubt. But, damn, it'd be really hard for me.
 

Floyd1977

Registered User
And yet they make an interesting point...

How anyone can remain impartial after one side nearly ended this guy's career, his family and are constantly threatening him with impeachment...

He will be fair, no doubt. But, damn, it'd be really hard for me.
"You must recuse yourself because WE tried to destroy your life." Seems fair
 

Creasy Bear

gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh
Donator
Chuck Grassley has had about enough of Feinstein's bullshit.
What's happening here is the Dems are pulling their bullshit 'delay, delay, tell lies, and delay some more' tactics to try and stall the nominations which are quietly and ruthlessly flipping the courts conservative(a disaster for the liberals that will last for a loooooong time). The Dems are between a rock and a hard place. They need time to filibuster and block the nominations, but all the time they'd devote to that, would be that much less time they can spend on the campaign trail back home trying to win the midterms.

Of course the Repubs will hold their feet to the fire, and they'll cave, and step aside, and let the Repubs ram the nominations through with little more than a charade of resistance from the Dems... cuz gotta get home and protect our jobs today, and our high-minded commitment to keeping the courts progressive can go get fucked for decades.

Rats. Whole Dem family, little rats.
 
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