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4 minutes ago, Maurile Tremblay said:

I read the stuff in those links. Without rereading them several more times, I don't see a contradiction. Which particular statements are you referring to?

Pryor's nomination was April 3, 2003.  That's about four months after the email discussion about his "interest."  It wasn't about his confirmation.

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10 minutes ago, Henry Ford said:

Pryor's nomination was April 3, 2003.  That's about four months after the email discussion about his "interest."  It wasn't about his confirmation.

The post I was responding to had an image of a June 5, 2003, email about his confirmation. That was the one on the right.

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1 hour ago, Henry Ford said:

I don't always agree with his views but I think he is a thoughtful, well-written, and well-researched judge who does a good job.

I also believe that he intentionally stated falsehoods to Congress during a confirmation hearing and should be removed from the bench.

I agree with your first sentence.  I've been tied up at work to recognize your second sentence.  Where did he intentionally state falsehoods? 

 

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9 minutes ago, rodg12 said:

In the second link from my post you quoted, he specifically discusses recommending Pryor for nomination in the email.  In the first link, he denies handling his nomination.

Thanks. I don't think the stuff in the December 2002 email about recommending different judges for different seats necessarily amounts to "handling the nomination" for perjury purposes. But there's enough there that it's worth looking into to see if he was being intentionally misleading.

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1 minute ago, Zow said:

I agree with your first sentence.  I've been tied up at work to recognize your second sentence.  Where did he intentionally state falsehoods? 

 

If you search my posts in this thread, there's quite a bit of discussion.

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1 hour ago, Stealthycat said:

this hearing is a mockery for the system that's in place - if ya'll can't agree to that, that the chaos and mass confusion is so far overboard ..... then you're justifying any means necessary to get the end result you want (no Kavanugh)

and if you realize that, than you would have to expect the GOP to do the same

and when both sides are full on war, breaking laws and violating everything we stand on as a country .... then where will we be at ?

What do you consider what the GOP did to Merrick Garland? 

For what it's worth, I'm with you on these hearings and found Harris's as well as others questioning and behaviors to be lacking. 

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What are the laws that have been broken that SC is complaining about?  Been watching the hearing and missed them....TIA.

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2 minutes ago, The Commish said:

What are the laws that have been broken that SC is complaining about?  Been watching the hearing and missed them....TIA.

I assume it's Booker releasing "confidential" evidence from the committee.

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2 minutes ago, Zow said:

I agree with your first sentence.  I've been tied up at work to recognize your second sentence.  Where did he intentionally state falsehoods? 

 

1 - Re working on Bill Pryor's nomination: https://twitter.com/nycsouthpaw/status/1037737330189185024  Read more than the first tweet.  

2 - Re working with John Yoo and warrantless surveillance: https://twitter.com/imillhiser/status/1037722621234872321

 

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4 hours ago, Zow said:

Her questioning was not respectful. 

Yes it was.

Wow this is easy. You can just say what you want without any backup! :)

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I am not watching the hearing, but I wish someone would ask him: "Do you think lying under oath to congress is a disqualifying act?  As a follow-up, do you think lying under oath to congress is an impeachable offense for a federal judge?"

 

Kavanaugh:  "Senator, I respectfully decline to be drawn into hypothetical questions."

 

Senator:   "Great, because this is not a hypothetical - let me share with you these documents, and transcripts from your testimony...."

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Don't know if it's been mentioned, but the NYT podcast "The Daily" has a great episode from 9/4 about the federalist society and the republicans' 30 year campaign to completely change the face of the federal judiciary.  They argue that Kavanaugh is the capstone to that project.

 

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34 minutes ago, Henry Ford said:

I had a client once who was distantly related to Troy Landry.  Between them, I believe that Troy got the brains, the looks, and the personality of the family.

Well he is an unusually handsome fella.  I suspect maybe he does not smell so good, but handsome, as the day is long. 

 

BTW, I made up the Troy Landry expression since it suited my needs and because I have zero scruples.

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1 minute ago, Ditkaless Wonders said:

Well he is an unusually handsome fella.  I suspect maybe he does not smell so good, but handsome, as the day is long. 

 

BTW, I made up the Troy Landry expression since it suited my needs and because I have zero scruples.

I suspect he also received the best smell of the family.

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9 minutes ago, Henry Ford said:

I assume it's Booker releasing "confidential" evidence from the committee.

Is "law" the proper way to frame that event?

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Just now, The Commish said:

Is "law" the proper way to frame that event?

I don't even think "broken" is the proper way to frame that event.

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2 minutes ago, Henry Ford said:

I suspect he also received the best smell of the family.

Did he pay you in trade like Walter Cunningham's father paid Atticus Finch?  A bushel of chestnuts here, a side of venison there.

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2 minutes ago, Henry Ford said:

I don't even think "broken" is the proper way to frame that event.

ok...as I figured.  Sort of like his trying to equate cars to guns shtick....thanks

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6 hours ago, Juxtatarot said:

 

I don't think it's a simple question.  Six months ago you're at a bar and news about the Mueller investigation in on TV.  The guy next you says, "this stuff is crazy!"  You dismiss him by saying, "Sure is."  You've just had a conversation about the Mueller investigation.  Are you necessarily going to remember it?  Probably not.

Do you honestly believe that is why Harris is asking?

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4 minutes ago, Ditkaless Wonders said:

Did he pay you in trade like Walter Cunningham's father paid Atticus Finch?  A bushel of chestnuts here, a side of venison there.

He did not. Sadly. 

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1 minute ago, Henry Ford said:

He did not. Sadly. 

My Dad's first patient could not pay.  Every year at Christmas for 60 years now he sends a case of whiskey and some polish sausage.  I tell him my Dad has passed away and his debt, if any, was long since paid.  He keeps on sending the stuff.

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4 minutes ago, Ditkaless Wonders said:

My Dad's first patient could not pay.  Every year at Christmas for 60 years now he sends a case of whiskey and some polish sausage.  I tell him my Dad has passed away and his debt, if any, was long since paid.  He keeps on sending the stuff.

There's a client who brings us a bunch of stuff every year.  I believe I've spoken of him on this board before.  He received LHWCA benefits in the mid-80s as a result of a great deal of work (and a rather hilarious trial incident in which it was determined that he is definitely not employable) and because he cannot read, he brings in the annual work report form and we help him fill it out each year.  We will not let him pay us for his time.  So instead he brings hundreds of dollars worth of cakes, cookies, and booze from the small corner store his family owns a piece of.  

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Another day, another embarrassment by the left.

First it was the fake coordinated outrage over documents that were already available.

 

Then it was fake protesters who were paid to act like raging morons.

Today it is crying Corey Booker fabricating a story about releasing "secret" documents.

Womp womp

I know that protesting and pretending to be outraged is part of the show at these hearings but this seems to be new levels of pathetic.

 

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4 minutes ago, NFL2DF said:

Another day, another embarrassment by the left.

First it was the fake coordinated outrage over documents that were already available.

 

Then it was fake protesters who were paid to act like raging morons.

Today it is crying Corey Booker fabricating a story about releasing "secret" documents.

Womp womp

I know that protesting and pretending to be outraged is part of the show at these hearings but this seems to be new levels of pathetic.

 

I see you are unfamiliar with Corey Booker.  He's so dramatic it's hard to believe he isn't a conservative.  Nobody's all that surprised by this (except, apparently, Burck.)

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8 minutes ago, NFL2DF said:

Another day, another embarrassment by the left.

First it was the fake coordinated outrage over documents that were already available.

 

Then it was fake protesters who were paid to act like raging morons.

Today it is crying Corey Booker fabricating a story about releasing "secret" documents.

Womp womp

I know that protesting and pretending to be outraged is part of the show at these hearings but this seems to be new levels of pathetic.

 

Do you ever respond to the messages where you get asked a question or keep ignoring them and just continue to post ridiculous propaganda? Asking for a friend. 

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22 minutes ago, sho nuff said:

Do you honestly believe that is why Harris is asking?

I don't.  Which is why Harris should have asked the question better as Maurile and others later pointed out.

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43 minutes ago, Ditkaless Wonders said:

Did he pay you in trade like Walter Cunningham's father paid Atticus Finch?  A bushel of chestnuts here, a side of venison there.

Wait, I thought he just let The Fonze stay in his upstairs apartment for free. . . . 

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39 minutes ago, NFL2DF said:

Another day, another embarrassment by the left.

First it was the fake coordinated outrage over documents that were already available.

wait....now guys like stealthycat are the "left"?  :oldunsure: 

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On 9/5/2018 at 4:00 PM, TobiasFunke said:

I haven't watched all that much, but I've found him to be a lot more off-putting and dishonest than the typical conservative Justice.  Lying about "growing up in a city plagued by gun violence" when he was raised in maybe the richest suburb in America was just such a gross and needlessly dishonest moment. 

I know you all are focused on his more consequential lying to congress at the moment, and understandably so, but this bit is drawing a ton of mockery and ridicule around DC.
 

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Vivian Schiller‏ @vivian

I live in Bethesda and all I can say is WHAT?! The only thing Bethesda is plagued with is gourmet cupcakes and artisanal gelato.

 

The dude's high school has its own golf course, for chrissakes.

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33 minutes ago, The Commish said:

wait....now guys like stealthycat are the "left"?  :oldunsure: 

Definitely not a good day or week for the Democrats, but I don't think it changes much. This is all political theater, anyone knows that these documents weren't changing opinions and were just being used as an opening for Democrats with 2020 aspirations to have a moment. Most people just ignore this and/or just expect it. We should have expected the Democrats to throw a tantrum. They did. We should have expected Republicans to hold back on documentation. They did. We shouldn't have expected Kavanaugh to provide much opinion to most questions asked. He didn't. This went about as planned, and the only people outraged by this our the fake politicians involved. Kavanaugh will be appointed, we can move on .

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7 minutes ago, TobiasFunke said:

I know you all are focused on his more consequential lying to congress at the moment, and understandably so, but this bit is drawing a ton of mockery and ridicule around DC.
 

The dude's high school has its own golf course, for chrissakes.

It's 7 miles from D.C.  I'd say it's reasonable to have a kid growing up near there consider himself to have grown up in the DC metro area.

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2 hours ago, Henry Ford said:

Glass Joe was 1-99 with 1 knockout.

I used to bleed at the weigh in.

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7 minutes ago, Henry Ford said:

It's 7 miles from D.C.  I'd say it's reasonable to have a kid growing up near there consider himself to have grown up in the DC metro area.

"Metro area" is different from what he said in "city."  I live about the same distance from DC, but I wouldn't say that I live in DC.

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Just now, Don Quixote said:

"Metro area" is different from what he said in "city."  I live about the same distance from DC, but I wouldn't say that I live in DC.

Yeah, I know.  But I know plenty of people from Metairie or Kenner or even Gretna who say they're from New Orleans.  It doesn't seem that odd to me.

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24 minutes ago, cubd8 said:

Definitely not a good day or week for the Democrats, but I don't think it changes much. This is all political theater, anyone knows that these documents weren't changing opinions and were just being used as an opening for Democrats with 2020 aspirations to have a moment. Most people just ignore this and/or just expect it. We should have expected the Democrats to throw a tantrum. They did. We should have expected Republicans to hold back on documentation. They did. We shouldn't have expected Kavanaugh to provide much opinion to most questions asked. He didn't. This went about as planned, and the only people outraged by this our the fake politicians involved. Kavanaugh will be appointed, we can move on .

It's not good for either of them.  The Democrats are all over the place and it's now documented that the GOP is trying to get a judge on the SC that has lied under oath.  Lose/Lose

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1 hour ago, Ditkaless Wonders said:

My Dad's first patient could not pay.  Every year at Christmas for 60 years now he sends a case of whiskey and some polish sausage.  I tell him my Dad has passed away and his debt, if any, was long since paid.  He keeps on sending the stuff.

Was your Dad a cardiologist?

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3 minutes ago, cosjobs said:

Was your Dad a cardiologist?

It’s these little moments that keep me coming back to FBG year after year after year. 

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47 minutes ago, TobiasFunke said:

I know you all are focused on his more consequential lying to congress at the moment, and understandably so, but this bit is drawing a ton of mockery and ridicule around DC.
 

The dude's high school has its own golf course, for chrissakes.

Judge Smails for the SC

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1 hour ago, Henry Ford said:

It's 7 miles from D.C.  I'd say it's reasonable to have a kid growing up near there consider himself to have grown up in the DC metro area.

Trust me, it’s worlds apart. I grew up in the same place, and I would never say I grew up in DC and was exposed to the gun violence. And now that I live in DC and am occasionally exposed to the gun violence, I would laugh in someone’s face if they said that and lived in Bethesda. There’s a reason the locals are all mocking him for this one.

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Matthew Yglesias

The last time a Democratic senate confirmed a Republican president’s SCOTUS appointment was Clarence Thomas in 1991. 

The last time a GOP senate conformed a Democratic SCOTUS appointment was Rufus Peckham in 1895.

 

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Kamala Harris‏ @SenKamalaHarris 4h4 hours ago

I asked Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh whether he believes President Trump was correct, that “both sides” were to blame for Charlottesville.

He refused to answer.

This isn’t a difficult question. One side was wrong: the one with the torches and swastikas.

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11 hours ago, JohnnyU said:

If she knows the name of someone who he has supposedly talked to at that firm regarding the Muller investigation, then why wouldn't she ask the question, "Have you ever talked to 'enter name here" about the Muller investigation?".  Now that is a "simple question".  Bad questioning on Harris' part. 

To see if he is capable of answering honestly.  That's the point.

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2 minutes ago, BigSteelThrill said:

To see if he is capable of answering honestly.  That's the point.

Honestly has to come with a more specific question, like have you talked to ________ about the Muller investigation.  He would be crazy to say no if he doesn't even know who works for that law firm.

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17 minutes ago, squistion said:

Kamala Harris‏ @SenKamalaHarris 4h4 hours ago

I asked Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh whether he believes President Trump was correct, that “both sides” were to blame for Charlottesville.

He refused to answer.

This isn’t a difficult question. One side was wrong: the one with the torches and swastikas.

Harris or Booker would be a great gift for the GOP in 2020. 

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4 minutes ago, JohnnyU said:

Honestly has to come with a more specific question, like have you talked to ________ about the Muller investigation.  He would be crazy to say no if he doesn't even know who works for that law firm.

Johnny U... have you had a forum discussion with anyone at FootballGuys.com about Brett Kavanaugh and his SC nomination?

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