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Mark Judge denies gang rape party accusations as “bizarre” and “outlandish”

Mark Judge denies gang rape party accusations as “bizarre” and “outlandish”

“I have never engaged in any gang rape of any woman, including Ms. Swetnick.”

[Edit: FS] We will be updating this thread throughout the day.

Mark Judge has denied the allegations made by Julie Swetnick, the latest client of porn lawyer Michael Avenatti.  Swetnick alleges that Brett Kavanaugh and Mark Judge were present at parties in the 1980’s when girls were drugged and raped by multiple high school boys.

Fox News reports:

The high school friend of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, whose name has been drawn into the allegations leveled against the Supreme Court nominee by several women, said Friday he would cooperate with any law enforcement investigation that will “confidentially” probe the allegations, which he “categorically” denies.

In a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Friday, Mark Judge, denied the latest round of accusations brought against him and Kavanaugh by Julie Swetnick—the client of Stormy Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti.

Swetnick accused Kavanaugh and Judge of making unwanted sexual advances at women while at parties in high school in the early 1980s, drugging the “punch” at parties, and participating in “gang rapes” and “train rapes.” Swetnick claims she is a victim of gang rape, and said that both Judge and Kavanaugh were there to watch the incident.

“In response to the Committee’s request for information, I, MARK JUDGE, declare: The allegations in the Swetnick affidavit are so bizarre that, even while suffering from my addiction, I would remember actions so outlandish. I categorically deny them,” Judge, a recovering alcoholic, said in the letter.

Here is the letter in question:

via email from the prof[Update] Big Surprise: Ford’s attorney says no “artificial limits” should be placed on FBI inquiry Flake, et al. insisted upon

In a move that has surprised (almost?) no one, Ford’s attorney Debra Katz has issued a statement that “no artificial limits as to time or scope should be imposed on this investigation.”

If Flake, Murkowski, and Collins acted in good faith, they may be surprised by this move, but no one with even the most basic critical thinking skills will be.

[Update] Ford’s lifelong friend who has no memory of the incident and has never met Kavanaugh believes Ford. Or something.

The left is ramping up their Orwellian speak.  The latest effort essentially states that just because Leland Keyser has no idea what Ford is talking about, has no memory of the party in question (let alone of the attempted assault in any context), and has never met Kavanaugh it doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.  She believes Ford, so that’s all that really matters goes this latest leftist lunacy.

From HuffPo:

An attorney for Leland Keyser stated plainly in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee that his client, a friend of Christine Blasey Ford, does not “refute” Blasey’s sexual assault claim against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

“Ms. Keyser does not refute Dr. Ford’s account, and she has already told the press that she believes Dr. Ford’s account,” the attorney, Howard Walsh, wrote in the letter sent late Friday.

Kavanaugh and Republicans have repeatedly attempted to use a prior statement from Keyser in their defense against Blasey’s allegation. Blasey, now a psychology professor, told the Senate committee this week she is “100 percent” certain it was Kavanaugh who pinned her to a bed at a high school party in what she believed was an attempt to rape her.

Although Keyser believes her friend, Walsh said “the simple and unchangeable truth” is that his client is “unable to corroborate” Blasey’s account because she does not remember it.

The letter clarifies an initial statement from Keyser that did not comment on the veracity of Blasey’s story.

“Simply put, Ms. Keyser does not know Mr. Kavanaugh and she has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present, with, or without, Dr. Ford,” her attorney initially said.

USA Today says not safe to allow Kavanaugh around children

USA Today sportswriter Erik Brady has created a controversy with his article about Kavanaugh’s statement that he “may never be able to coach again.”  Brady asserts that he should not be permitted to do so until “further investigation is concluded.”

Brett Kavanaugh testified the other day that he might never coach girls’ basketball again.

He shouldn’t – at least not until further investigation has concluded.

The U.S. Senate may yet confirm Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, but he should stay off basketball courts for now when kids are around.

“I love coaching more than anything I’ve ever done in my whole life,” Kavanaugh said in his opening statement on Thursday. “But thanks to what some of you on this side of the committee have unleashed, I may never be able to coach again.”

He just might be right. Oh, not the part about blaming Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee – that’s just to avoid placing blame on his wholly sympathetic accuser – but the may-never-coach-again part. The nation is newly vigilant on who coaches and trains its children given recent scandals in gymnastics and other sports.

Turns out, though, Kavanaugh is free to continue coaching in the Catholic Youth Organization and his daughters’ private school in Washington, according to Edward McFadden, spokesperson for the Archdiocese of Washington. He said a coach accused of sexual misconduct would have to go through the full legal process and be convicted before being banned.

Needless to say, this hit piece has garnered a lot of negative attention.

Flake Claims His Last-minute Reversal Was To Save the Institutions of the Senate and SCOTUS

In an interview with the Atlantic Friday night, Flake explained why he caved to Democrat pressure.

McKay Coppins: As of Friday morning, you were planning to vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh. By the afternoon, you were calling for an FBI investigation before you could support his confirmation. What happened in those few hours that changed your mind?

Jeff Flake: I don’t know if there was any one thing, but I was just unsettled. You know, when I got back to the committee, I saw the food fight again between the parties—the Democrats saying they’re going to walk out, the Republican blaming everything on the Democrats.

And then there was [Democratic Senator] Chris Coons making an impassioned plea for a one-week extension to have an FBI investigation. And you know, if it was anybody else I wouldn’t have taken it as seriously. But I know Chris. We’ve traveled together a lot. We’ve sat down with Robert Mugabe. We’ve been chased by elephants, literally, in Mozambique. We trust each other. And I thought, if we could actually get something like what he was asking for—an investigation limited in time, limited in scope—we could maybe bring a little unity.

We can’t just have the committee acting like this. The majority and minority parties and their staffs just don’t work well together. There’s no trust. In the investigation, they can’t issue subpoenas like they should. It’s just falling apart.

Coppins: So, you were motivated mainly by preserving institutional credibility?

Flake: Two institutions, really. One, the Supreme Court is the lone institution where most Americans still have some faith. And then the U.S. Senate as an institution—we’re coming apart at the seams. There’s no currency, no market for reaching across the aisle. It just makes it so difficult.

Just these last couple of days—the hearing itself, the aftermath of the hearing, watching pundits talk about it on cable TV, seeing the protesters outside, encountering them in the hall. I told Chris, “Our country’s coming apart on this—and it can’t.” And he felt the same.


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Ms. Swetnick, on the other hand , was sued by her former employer for sexual harassment. Former employer also said she lied about having graduated from Johns Hopkins. She has never attended Johns Hopkins.

    Ragspierre in reply to Mercyneal. | September 29, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    That a real good example of “fake news”. No part of that lawsuit is anything but naked allegations. And it was promptly dropped…with prejudice. That means that everything raised is dead forever in that jurisdiction.

    You don’t want to be like a Deemocrat, right?

      starride in reply to Ragspierre. | September 29, 2018 at 2:06 pm

      The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that Swetnick had a dispute with her former employer, New York Life Insurance Co., over a sexual-harassment complaint she filed. The attorney representing her in that case, which resulted in a financial settlement, according to the Journal, was the firm run by Debra Katz, the attorney representing Christine Blasey Ford, Kavanaugh’s first accuser, who testified Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

      What a tangled web

        Ragspierre in reply to starride. | September 29, 2018 at 2:11 pm


        As to the tangled web part, you’d expect lawyers specializing in certain kinds of lawsuits in a certain area to show up in these cases.

          JusticeDelivered in reply to Ragspierre. | September 29, 2018 at 2:40 pm

          I am not surprised by the connection, a connection which indicates that a certain attorney probably needs to be investigated, and disbarred.

          Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | September 29, 2018 at 2:54 pm

          For being good at what they do, and having a reputation for it?

          Your fantasy will never happen.

          oldav8r in reply to Ragspierre. | September 29, 2018 at 6:13 pm

          By “lawyers specializing in certain kinds of lawsuits in a certain area..” I assume you mean leftist character assassination and smears?

          Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | September 29, 2018 at 6:25 pm

          You can ASSume all you want. You know better.

          JusticeDelivered in reply to Ragspierre. | September 29, 2018 at 8:05 pm

          “For being good at what they do, and having a reputation for it? Your fantasy will never happen.”

          Three times in a forty plus year career I have taken a attorney’s scalp, in two cases that took the form of disbarment.

          Some attorneys reputations are for doing bad, disreputable things. Like everything, the practice of law can be for good or bad, as a shield or as a sword. While I mostly hold the practice of law in high regard, there are exceptions, like Ford’s and Stormy’s lawyers.

          While every is entitled to representation, some lawyers actively specialize in representing scum.

          Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | September 29, 2018 at 11:20 pm

          Like Roy Cohn, T-rump’s and the mobs’ lawyer of decades?

          As I recall, he died still holding a law license.

Flake is an egomaniac. I can’t tell if he truly believes that he is “saving” anything or not but it sure sounds like he thinks himself Batman.

    As a policy, I suggest that it’s a waste of time trying to discover motives. You will never be sure that your conclusion is correct.

    Flake is either a fool or a liar. I don’t care which, since either is disqualifying for a Senator.

      snopercod in reply to Matt_SE. | September 29, 2018 at 2:48 pm

      Flake and McCain really make me wonder about the sanity of AZ voters.

        fishstick in reply to snopercod. | September 29, 2018 at 3:59 pm

        the conservative was always pushed out by the GOP

        that the standard mo for those who go dare go against the grain and primary their “chosen ones”

        had the Republicans supported and campaigned on Roy Moore’s behalf, their side would be looking at a 52-48 Senate right now

        but they really didn’t want the conservative judge


        you know looking back at it

        Sessions being tapped for AG might go down as Trump’s worst decision in his first term, and likely would still be if he wins a second

        because Trump ended up losing a Senate seat but gained a dunderhead with his head buried up his ass for an Attorney General

        Sessions should literally be shunned by all conservatives (and Republicans) after his 4 years of his indefensible cowardice

        I’m talking like Republicans in Alabama (and all over) just pretend he doesn’t exist if he is in a room

        it should really be a Redline effort to undermine his ability to ever get into politics ever ever ever again

          zennyfan in reply to fishstick. | September 29, 2018 at 7:11 pm

          Moore was unsupportable from the outset, and the choice of Sessions is proving to be so. To be sure, though, the Republicans’ problem is what it always has been, i.e., a lack of cohesion regarding the party’s message. Flake(and McCain before him), Collins, Murkowski, and Tester, and others of their ilk, are determined not to cede control of party policy to colleagues chosen by conservative voters. Democrats present a united front despite policy differences; Republicans revel in their “independence,” even at the cost of betraying the very people who put them in office. Like Hillary, Biden, and Obama, these “moderates” believe that they know better than the deplorables aka dregs of society and bitter clingers. We let them succeed by re-electing them.

          Matt_SE in reply to fishstick. | September 29, 2018 at 7:56 pm

          “Moore was unsupportable from the outset…”

          The best candidate was Mo Brooks: an actual conservative and a respectable man. That’s exactly why the GOP establishment set out to destroy him first. That way, only the “kook” Moore would stand in their way.

          Luther Strange had the stink of corruption all over him. That’s why local voters REFUSED to support him. Strangely, this didn’t seem to bother our moral superiors in the GOP like McConnell.

          Roy Moore was just as much a protest vote against the GOP establishment as Trump was. Because he wasn’t quite up to Trump’s standard, the GOPe was successful in SABOTAGING his election.

          Now we’re seeing the result of this treachery in the Kavanaugh confirmation.

          – If the GOPe hadn’t PRETENDED to believe the accusations against Moore, they wouldn’t have incentivized the same tactic against Kavanaugh.
          – If the GOPe hadn’t SABOTAGED Moore’s election, we would now have 52 Senate seats and wouldn’t have to care what Jeff f*cking Flake thinks.

          The Kavanaugh hearings are the sins of the GOPe coming home to roost.

    He sold himself to the penguin for millions no doubt

For me, what has been lost is that an adult is accusing another adult of actions during minor teenage years. We are weighing adult vs adult as if full fledged adults were involved 35+ years ago. The Salem Witch Trials started with accusations by teenage girls, 17 and younger. Perceptions of a 15 year old are not mature and very pliable. She thought this was rape and maybe death as outcome. Get a grip….death? The only lens one can dependably use is evidence and there is none for her embellished recollections. It is low tech lynching straight out of Salem with histrionics and mass hysteria. Molyneux has a YouTube piece on this and the ramifications of Milgram’s experiments , something Ford should have known about just like she should have known about polygraph tests.

    guyjones in reply to alaskabob. | September 29, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    Indeed. Bob, this is a point that I’ve been pondering, inasmuch as it exposes another major point of hypocrisy by the Dumb-o-crats. And, this angle hasn’t received much scrutiny, at least, not that I’m aware of.

    The Dumb-o-crat Party and Leftists have been staunch supporters of the notion of treating juvenile offenders as juveniles, not adults, for the purposes of criminal court venue and punishment, arguing that adolescent and teenage brains aren’t fully-developed; that adolescents and teens don’t possess adult levels of emotional maturity and reasoning skills; etc., etc. And, there’s some validity to those points, in a criminal justice context. Futher, the Dumb-o-crats are huge supporters of the notion of “rehabilitation” in a criminal justice context.

    But, in this Stalinist show trial — putting aside for a moment the allegation’s complete paucity of a scintilla of evidentiary support and certain falsity — if this incident had actually occurred (again, assuming for the sake of argument) — the Dumb-o-crats are actually contending that a single act of misconduct, committed while one was a teen, is an irredeemable act with regard to which one can never achieve a modicum of atonement. Short of a youth homicide, this is not a concept that I agree with.

Flake is either evil, or a pathetic moron.

The Swetnick allegations are totally gonzo. They can be dismissed by attacks from every point of the compass. Only another nutter could credit them.

shame that Senator Flake doesn’t see the Democrats and their media allies as the main instigators of ALL he is now woe-ing about

the Republicans bent over backwards to oblige the Democrats (on his committee) for over 2 weeks to get that Thursday hearing and yet he still gives in to their antics with their whiny little protests of “this ain’t fair” and “waah, waah, waah”

now it will be over 3 weeks all over 36 year allegations that has and never will have any real basis of proof

it is all “she said” “he said” and “they said”

Flake instead of calling bullshit, took that level of allegation at face value seriously from the beginning

THIS utter lack of candor is one of the reasons why he isn’t returning to the Senate in 2019

HE is one of the reasons why said institutions are coming apart at the seems

    Flake was never the brightest bulb, that’s why he fell for all the bull—-!

      Fiftycaltx in reply to MAB. | September 29, 2018 at 5:58 pm

      Flake fancies himself the leader of the RINO division of the GOP ESTABLISHMENT part of the socialist party. His job is to ensure that socialist desires are met. He is the replacement for backstabbing POS McCain that is now wormfood. His job is to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. The socialists are fighting Kavanaugh so hard because they know if he gets on SCOTUS, their dreams of a socialist utopia are in the shitter because he will END the hope of gun confiscation the socialists are trying to pass off as “common sense gun control”. They know that as long as us peons are ARMED they have NO CHANCE of making us their slaves.

    Massinsanity in reply to fishstick. | September 29, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    Conveniently, Ford doesn’t know the date or location of the event. Nor does she know how she got there or got back home. Given that she was 15 at the time she would have needed a ride both ways but since she can’t remember who drove her they can’t be questioned to corroborate or negate her story.

    But, she remembers meeting Mark Judge at a supermarket a few weeks later and saying “hi” to him. Interesting that she could say “hi” to Judge so shortly after such a traumatic event but couldn’t be in the same room as Kavanaugh 36 years later. Also, conveniently, Judge just happened to mention in his book that he worked at a local supermarket while in high school. You don’t suppose the Judge meeting was conjured up after examining the book? Nah… that would be devious.

      “You don’t suppose the Judge meeting was conjured up after examining the book? Nah… that would be devious.”

      Of course the democrat Marxist party digs into every detail so that they can construct a fairy tale that has some hint of “possible”. Every detail is analyzed. While people are wondering what’s next with Kav, the Marxist party is busy digging up details to derail every possible SCOTUS nominee.

    I think this was just a stick in Trump’s eye.

      guyjones in reply to JoAnne. | September 29, 2018 at 4:33 pm

      It’s about Trump. And abortion rights. And, pure street-fighting, jackbooted muscle-flexing. And, it’s also about turning a devout, conservative man of universally-lauded reputation into a grotesque caricature rooted in dehumanizing and unfair stereotypes, in the manner that the tribalist, identity-emphasizing Left is so fond of doing to conservatives — thus, Kavanaugh is vilified as a “frat boy,” a “prepster,” a “white man,” a man of “privilege.” Such that Judge K. is denied the benefits of his individuality and good character and charitable works.

      And, finally, it’s about grinding Judge K. and his family so firmly under the bootheel of Leftist totalitarianism, that conservatives across the U.S., in all spheres, will be intimidated and cowed from participating in the government and in the public square, out of legitimate fear that, if they do, they will be slandered and have their reputations, professional livelihoods and income-earning potential destroyed, and, perhaps be subjected to physical violence, as well.

      As Andrew McCarthy noted:

      “The long-term goal here is to make the judicial-confirmation process so notoriously savage and demeaning that no sensible, well-meaning conservative or moderate person would agree to put himself and his family through it. The idea is to stock the courts with nothing but progressives and mediocrities willing to roll over for progressives. It is a disgrace that this should happen in this republic, and in connection with the courts, which are not supposed to be political forces, but which have been converted into an uber-political institution that progressives are desperate to control.”

USA Today is right for the wrong reasons. If Judge K were to coach now there would be tons of protests. What parents would let their girls be on teams subjected to that?

    Edward in reply to RodFC. | September 29, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    That actually is a good point. Wherever the Judge goes for some time in the future his presence will attract not only the news nutters, but the nutters who aren’t employed by news organs. Our daughter is almost as old as Kavanaugh, but we have granddaughters and I wouldn’t want them to be subjected to the near, or actual, violence of the Left.

    gonzotx in reply to RodFC. | September 29, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    Millons, sign me up

Thank God for Swetnick, her accusations just make the other side look so ridiculous that it strains credulity of all the accusations.

    Ragspierre in reply to RodFC. | September 29, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    She may be the silver bullet that kills off the “Believe Da Wimmins” nonsense. She’s both a woman and utterly unbelievable.

    And, as Jonah Goldberg pointed out…”To Kill A Mocking Bird”.

    We’ve always known better, we just get caught up in crazy at times…


Curious how the actual Julie swetnick pictured here is entirely different than the decades old glamour photo which every site and media outlet deceptively or credulously ran, including even this one.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to beagleEar. | September 29, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    The glamour photo gambit is a variation on when some thug gets himself shot to death for his troubles, the press finds a cap and gown picture, or one of some innocent grinning little boy. Meantime, the facebook pages show guns, money, and what Second City Cop calls photos of early-onset arthritis, aka gang sign flashing.

    That first picture reminded me of “Twin Peaks”. I thought she was murdered in the first episode.

    puhiawa in reply to beagleEar. | September 29, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    The gang bangs took their toll.

Trayvon redux!

Swetnick’s allegations are absurd. This is why Senator Dianne “ChiFi” Feinstein sanitized them in her summary of charges at the hearing (as Ted Cruz pointed out).

She and her allegations will quietly be swept under the rug, to be replaced by other titillating scandals.

    amwick in reply to Matt_SE. | September 29, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    Just checked Gofundme,,, 2 accounts, one has $25 and the other $0. So the gofundme consensus is crackpot. Of course that can change instantly.

    Swetnick is now on record stating that she, over 18 at the time, was present on multiple occasions where minors were being raped and she did not report it.

    Shouldn’t LE be knocking on her door?

      OneVoiceInAmerica in reply to Y2K. | September 29, 2018 at 5:37 pm

      I wonder about the world this woman lives in to see that kind of activity, a few times, and then 30+ years later, say, “Oh yes, I witnessed that and I did nothing about it. ” I keep picking my jaw up off the floor! I’m small and I would die trying to stop that kind of stuff happening to a stranger.

        Walker Evans in reply to OneVoiceInAmerica. | September 30, 2018 at 2:58 am

        The most obvious reason, to me at least, is that she enjoyed alcohol-fueled orgy parties. Remember, she has admitted attending at least ten of them. If she wasn’t enjoying them she wouldn’t have kept going back so often!

My take:

Imagine being charged by the cops with robbing a bank 36 years ago. You are tried in court but the cops never tell you which bank it was, what day it was robbed, what year, how you got there and left, and the person they claim was your accomplice says they don’t know what the cops are talking about.

God what a fucking coward.

The Democrats are throwing a public tantrum and Flake thinks that the way to bring ‘unity’ is to give them what they want.

I’ll say it for the 10th time. WHY THE HELL IS THIS IDIOT ON ANY COMMITTEE

    alaskabob in reply to Olinser. | September 29, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    Post McCain… the tale of two senators… Flake and Graham. Both are now removed from McCain’s shadow. Flake without McCain has no legitimacy while Graham without McCain has rekindled his.

      Flake is a craven, crawling weasel, but that behavior only masks his intention to sell his senate votes to the highest media outlet. He needs that multi-year media contract signed prior to leaving office. It’s a devious scheme.

      Investigate now.

This Frankstein freak show has Hillary written all over it.

1) Ford is a progressive activist
2) She only remembered being a victim when Kavanaugh became available to become a SCOTUS judge
3) Her parents lost a case in Kavanaugh’s mother’s court
4) The husband is a CIA agent
5) She’s “afraid” of flying, yet goes on vacation all around the world
6) Her lawyers are working “pro-bono”, yet receive nice envelopes by Sheela Jackson Lee right in front of the cameras
7) Her lawyer is a Clinton operative who has represented pedophiles (D of course)
8) Her house has 2 front doors
9) Creepy Porn Lawyer just joined the freak show

Etc etc, the keeps piling up

    I believe that #3 is incorrect.

    I have read that Kavanaugh’s mother was the judge who signed off on the deal between Swetnick’s parents and their bank thus saving the family home from foreclosure.

    Mercyneal in reply to cucho. | September 29, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    Also, I am a childhood sexual assault who is not buying her helpless, little girl act. She said things like ” I didn’t know how to contact the Congress or President” and “I didn’t know how to find a lawyer. Her brother is a very prominent attorney for crimes sake. I also think she is not being truthful when she said she didn’t know that the Committee offered to fly to California to meet her

The democrats have not changed. They went from supporting white southern women who accused innocent black men of rape, to supporting unstable women in therapy accusing upstanding Conservative men. Yep, nothing has really changed.

Ford proven a liar about the two door trigger. Pictures show the second door in at least a year before. The permit was issued in 2008. 4 years before her trigger/memory recovery.
Oh. And , btw, her friend who Ford said was with her says she is not in extraordinarily poor health, such that her memory is impaired. The incident did not happen and Ford never discussed it. She is a registered Democrat.

Reality is that the left recognizes that nothing will come of the FBI investigation so the narrative is rapidly changing.

Kavanaugh must be rejected because he does not have the “temperament” to serve on the SC as exhibited in his emotional opening statement.

Its a brilliant strategy… call a man evil, claim his appointment will lead to the deaths of thousands of people, make up an accusation of sexual assault/attempted rape/possible attempted murder with zero corroborating evidence, make further claims including ones that would lead to the judge being incarcerated for the rest of his life if true, encourage your minions to threaten the lives of his wife and children then… when he challenges all the above in an emotional statement claim that he doesn’t have the “temperament” to be a SC justice.

God help us all if the Dems succeed in blocking this nomination.

    The same could be said for journalists. I saw the CNN panel of fems that coined this attack and they were near hysterical with anger.

    Yes I’m noticing that there’s a lot of “Kavanaugh on the court means Apartheid” and “Kavanaugh on the court sends the wrong message to the world” and “Kavanaugh on the court will make millions of women feel devastated inside” talk going around.

    Remember, kids! It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s where you lay the blame.

Flake is currently engaged in negotiations for a multi-year contract with two media companies – which amounts to an influence peddling scheme where he sells his ‘no’ vote to the highest bidder.

Investigate the matter now.

The craven label is accurate in the sense of his character profile, but it only masks his true intentions, which is to enrich himself prior to leaving office.

Everyone’s trying to make sense of this, but make no mistake, hold no delusion. For the left this is total war, and there is no Geneva Convention. The war will be won by them only when the Constitution they say was written by white racists is eviscerated and those who object are silenced under the yoke of their tyranny.

When I asked about SOL for Maryland and when or if laws changed… here is latest.

There was an SOL… one year. Game, set , match on that one. I guessed that Dems would go this route and brickwall.

Thanks to LI for “raising my consciousness” about all things legal as I got hooked on this site with the Trayvon Martin Case.

    alaskabob in reply to alaskabob. | September 29, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    The letter is dated 25 September and must have been in possession of the Dems at the time of the Judicial Committee Inquisition. That they never mentioned it suggests they knew the content and said nothing. Not that this should be considered exculpatory since Dr. Ford doesn’t know what that means.

OK, OK, OK, OK, OK, OK. Everybody stop!
This Swetnick woman is claiming the BK and his friend “were present” at parties where certain things “happened”. She is not saying that BK and friend actually did those things. Is she?
She claims that she was gang raped and that BK and friend “were there to watch”. Is that the claim?
Does she remember who actually raped her?
How come she’s not naming names?
How come they are not claiming against the actual rapists?
Can’t anyone smell the fish?

By now, anyone of the opinion that the Republicans are anything more than biggest idiots in American history need to be declared as mentally incompetent.

So the “deal” is off right? Of course not! These are Republicans we are talking about. McConnell should come out right now and announce that there will be a vote on Tuesday. PERIOD! And woe to any sanctimonious Republican weasel who dares to vote against Kavanaugh!

    fishstick in reply to Pasadena Phil. | September 29, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    nah – let the FBI investigate said named actors for the coming week

    but come next Saturday – McConnell should call the floor vote after the FBI releases their Friday assessment of not being able to find any applicable information as to whether any assault/crime happened at all

    it will just be hearsay statements from all involved with no hard evidence to support any case going forward

    Dems will have another weekend protest, following Monday Republicans hold the floor vote

    whether or not Kavanaugh gets Bork’d by Flake, Collins, and Murkowski still remains to be seen but if those three do slight Kavanaugh based on such base allegations after all the delays and demands met, then it will atleast be on record showing their shamefulness and be used against them

      That’s the kind of smug, foolish, spineless thinking that took us from certain victory to humiliating defeat. “Sure, let’s give them one more at bat”. And then “So what, let’s give them yet another at bat. Look what they did with the last last at bat.” And so it goes. Refuse to win. You guys deserve to lose.

        I sympathize with the sincerity of your argument, but as a practical matter people don’t have much of a choice. The President can nominate, but his power over the Senate after that, even among his own party’s senators, is weak by nature.. and design. So, they have to wait and see. The rest is just how much cynicism is left in your heart.

        fishstick in reply to Pasadena Phil. | September 29, 2018 at 4:17 pm

        the die has already been cast

        you can’t change it now

        let them have an “FBI” week

        after that McConnell calls the floor vote

Q: who taught these people it was okay to falsely accuse men of rape?

A: the same ones who did nothing when these people falsely accused us of being Nazis.

Is there any possibility that Trump might use the “limited” FBI investigation as political cover to flush out and can deep-state operatives? I.e., if they fail to accomplish his specific / time-limited directive, it becomes an issue of insubordination for all involved?

My concern is that Dr. Ford’s friend is going to change her story when contacted by the FBI. During the hearing Dr. Ford made a point to mention that her good friend had “medical problems”. Now the stage is set for Leland to allege that she didn’t really understand what her lawyer was doing when she sent the letter, but now that she has had time to think about it she’ll claim that she did know Brett Kavanaugh in high school. Oh, and with her “recovered memories”, she’s SURE that she attended parties Brett was at where there was a lot of drinking. Oh, and Chrissy was there too. Rowan Farrow reminded her.

Lordy, I’m getting paranoid about this confirmation.

    Her two statements aren’t legally inconsistent, but by making the second one, she protects herself from the mob.

      fishstick in reply to JBourque. | September 29, 2018 at 4:21 pm

      technically speaking it is logically inconsistent as they are conflicting statements

      Leland can’t believe with any certainty to the verity of Dr. Ford’s allegations against Kavanaugh when Leland has never met Kavanaugh, knows of never being at such party, with Ford herself saying she never told Leland of any such occurrence in all the years they were or have been friends

      so Leland cannot say on one hand – I know of no such thing Dr. Ford is claiming in her allegations against Judge Kavanaugh

      then on the other hand saying she believes Dr. Ford’s account

      THAT does not make any logical sense

We hear a bit from Ford’s past.

Christine Blasey Ford was a classmate of mine at UNC. We graduated in 1988. I want to ask Christine if she remembers partying at Trolls, drinking at He’s Not Here. Hooking up with guys at Henderson Street. Eating at Time Out. Remember those days, Christine? Tell us about them.

1:46 PM – Sep 29, 2018

    Ragspierre in reply to puhiawa. | September 29, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    None of which has aught to do with BK, does it?

    You don’t need to slime her to defend him.

      No Rags.. we don’t have to slime her, but it does chip away at the oh so “poor me survivor” role that is being pushed down everyone’s throat. She isn’t what they are trying to make us believe – unsuccessfully if you read comments on other blogs. She may very well be one really messed up person who at this point doesn’t know what is real and what isn’t, yet is being used to slime a decent person.

        Ragspierre in reply to MAB. | September 29, 2018 at 6:19 pm

        All of which is apologia for doing what’s wrong.

        AND on the same predicates we all deplore. That slime attack has nothing to distinguish it from another set of uncorroborated claims.

        Does it…???

      None of which has aught to do with BK, does it? You don’t need to slime her to defend him.

      Actually, yes we DO have to slime her. We have to SLIME her, and we have to DESTROY her.

      EVERY. SINGLE. ACTION. which even MIGHT cast doubt on the veracity of her story has now become not only appropriate, but NECESSARY to the defense of Judge Kavanaugh. This stopped being about polite disagreement when she came out and said “I don’t know where, I don’t know when, and I’m going to give conflicting information to different people about WHO else was present to ask, but Brett Kavanaugh tried to rape me, and I’m 100% SURE it was him. Oh, yeah, and I want HIM to tell his story refuting my story FIRST, so if he has some way of DISPROVING what I’m saying as the accuser, I can tailor my story accordingly.”

      This STOPPED being about “truth” (small t) the instant that the hag DiFi decided to make a coordinated attack AFTER the hearings, and AFTER she had not one, not two, but THREE separate opportunities to question Judge Kavanaugh about it and have it investigated.

      This is now about having to UTTERLY DESTROY Dr. Ford to show that she is at best mentally disturbed and deserves to be stripped of her teaching post and committed due to her psychosis and hallucinations, and at worst a Democrat Plant with a Political Axe to grind, willing to do ANYTHING, tell any lie, to any person in order to accomplish her goal “for the women’s movement.”

      There is no quarter, no mercy and no retreat. Her public life must be UTTERLY destroyed to show her lies (either because of mental disease or animosity) are in fact LIES.

        One thing I’m wondering about. If she talked about it with her beach friends, did she talk about it on social media? Did she state that she had any doubts?

          We don’t know because her social media presence was scrubbed before she made her entrance onto the stage.

          To RAGS: there comes a moment when you have to forget the Marquess of Queensberry rules and fight by their rules, otherwise we will continue to lose while they continue to attack the foundations of our justice system and our way of life.

          Chuck you said it better than I ever could.

        Ragspierre in reply to Chuck Skinner. | September 29, 2018 at 11:45 pm

        I’m increasingly finding it hard to tell one muck-caked liar from another hater and liar.

        I can’t see the tribal colors, they having decided to look and act the same.

      gonzotx in reply to Ragspierre. | September 29, 2018 at 7:21 pm

      Yes you do

      Sure, we need to be real nice to a person that try’s to destroy a man with complete falsehoods and try’s to change the nature of the Supreme Court.

      She is a slut and a despicable liar. Telling the truth about her is just fine.

        Ragspierre in reply to Barry. | September 29, 2018 at 11:41 pm

        “Christine Blasey Ford was a classmate of mine at UNC. We graduated in 1988. I want to ask Christine if she remembers partying at Trolls, drinking at He’s Not Here. Hooking up with guys at Henderson Street. Eating at Time Out. Remember those days, Christine? Tell us about them.

        1:46 PM – Sep 29, 2018”

        What part of that is the “truth”? When have you looked under the hood and found it corroborated?

        You don’t care about truth. At all. Ever.

          You are just a liar. Same old MO, taking up for the progs. It’s just what you progs do, lie and deceive.

          I know exactly what the UNC references are.

          She’s a slut and a liar. I can tolerate the slut. I don’t tolerate liars, and your always on their side.

From The Daily Caller:
The FBI has contacted Deborah Ramirez in connection with its investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

The bureau’s contact with Ramirez confirms it will not confine its inquiry to the first set of allegations brought by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, though it is not yet clear which other accusations federal investigators might pursue.

    Mercyneal in reply to MAB. | September 29, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    I heard they’re not bothering with Ms. Swetnick

      fishstick in reply to Mercyneal. | September 29, 2018 at 6:32 pm

      by the end of this week, the FBI will have interviewed all persons (maybe not Dr. Ford) pertaining to the first four allegations

      because if they only do the first and the second allegation – the FBI’s background check would be completed before Wednesday

      if I was the Republicans, I would just let the FBI (under a monitor) interview every “accuser” “accused” “alleged witness” from the first four shams and be done with it

      and ignore any other accusation that might come out next week

      just get everyone’s statements, pool them all together so the end result is what we all know it will be – nothing conclusive

      not even enough to get a warrant for any crime on the books

      Dr. Ford is the least likely to sit down for a FBI interview due to some conflicting testimony from her during the Senate hearing

      the last thing her lawyers want is a background check as they (and the Dems and media) would cry slander if the FBI would start digging into her personal history

      (not that the Feds would anyway)

      what I do expect though is their bias being focused on Mark Judge as he seems the most likely to have a skeleton in his closet due to his alcohol troubles and his battle with cancer

      so you are talking lots of rehab, lots of medication, … you can fill in the possibilities here

      but the problem the left wingers would have in trying to go after Mark Judge is the scope of this federal investigation limits their ability to background check every iota of their target’s past within a week’s timespan

      but it is not like THAT has stopped the Feds before

As Trump said and he will continue to say, rightly so, they have perfected the “confidence job,” particularly when it comes to those that follow their lead. They in the other room laughing with Pavlov.

Hopefully, the tipping point will be crossed, sooner rather than later. People should be afraid of what these people will do if they take power. That should be the message, the growing authoritarian nature of those that “resist.”

    Which is why we have to vote. Try to hold the Senate and if possible the house. Not the best people? we can worry about weeding out and getting better candidates later. We cannot let them take over or this country is lost.

Sen. Flake: And I thought, if we could actually get something like what he was asking for—an investigation limited in time, limited in scope—we could maybe bring a little unity.

This is the take-away. Right here. THIS is the statement to hang Sen. Flake with if he buckles in a few days without something SOLID.

Because if he DOESN’T stand to approve Judge Kavanaugh in a few days time after a RAPID FBI investigation, at THAT point, the valid claim against him by the Republicans will be “you agreed to a LIMITED period of investigation in order to “bring a little unity” because you TRUSTED your “great friend” Sen. Coons.

Your “Great Friend” Sen. Coons doesn’t seem to think anything of YOUR friendship, as he just STABBED YOU IN THE BACK for his own political expediency. You claim to be a Conservative. You just COST the Conservative movement one of the best and brightest Judges in the HISTORY of the Supreme Court, a position that could have had Originalist decisions for DECADES and undone the loony Socialists slide toward degeneracy. All because you were too spineless to stand up to a few protesters that cornered you in an elevator, and you can’t recognize that this stopped being about “comity” when the Democrat members decided to DESTROY someone with last-minute sprung unverifiable rumor and a claim impossible to prove and impossible to refute.

    Consider your statement upvoted a thousand times.

    fishstick in reply to Chuck Skinner. | September 29, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    Flake, as well as Collins and Murkowski, will have a real credibility problem if the FBI investigation turns up nada and they vote NO on Kavanaugh’s confirmation anyways

    because with all these contripulations – they have almost backed themselves in the corner and will look like backstabbers should they still contest Kavanaugh’s confirmation without any real evidence

    as the Republicans caved and gave them enough of what they were demanding in the name of (false) bipartisanship

    but the real truth is though: they (and some Democrats) didn’t want the vote on record, period

    these fence-sitters were hoping Kavanaugh’s nomination would either get pulled by Republicans or the Judge would straight up quit under all the pressure

    this would allow for politically posturing in saying they never voted NO so what happened to Kavanaugh couldn’t be used against them

    however they misjudged Brett Kavanaugh and his family’s resolve to atleast see the vote through

    it is like what Kavanaugh said in his opening statement – he may lose the vote, but you won’t make him back down and accept ALL THIS SHIT as normal standard procedure

The sliming of judge Kavanaugh is not over. A call has gone out for photos of him and classmates at parties when they were in high school.. it’s on Laura Ingraham’s twitter feed. They will not stop until they utterly destroy him, and we have people here saying that they will not vote because they are furious at what has happened. What an idiotic reason. This is precisely when we have to vote, or else what we have seen these 2 weeks will become commonplace. Think about it.

    If there are ANY photos of Kavanaugh and classmates at parties, I will be immensely surprised. Most people don’t remember how difficult it was to actually TAKE photographs in the early 1980s.

    The “disposable” single-use camera wasn’t developed until 1986 by Fuji and wasn’t developed by Kodak until 1987.

    The SX-70 Camera and film pack was developed in 1972 at a cost of $180 and $6.90 per film pack ($1,053 and $40, respectively, adjusted for inflation), but didn’t become truly popular until 1977 with the introduction of the Model 1000 One Step at $40 (wholesale, I think, I find conflicting information on the sales costs).

    The “Polaroid” MinuteMaker and One-Step cameras were not introduced until 1977, and at that time suggested retail at $57 (the equivalent of $175 dollars today). These were followed by the SONAR One Step, and the SLR 680 models, with the 600 Film Cartridge.

    That means that anybody who wanted to take a picture, had to have, at minimum the Camera, the Film, the opportunity, and enough thought process to actually TAKE a picture.

    If everybody was as sloshingly drunk as the accusers keep claiming in their statements, I’d be surprised if any picture taken is anything more than a blurred mess. Further, if ANYTHING like what was claimed was going on at ANY of these parties, I would be surprised if someone brought a camera. It’s usually a BAD IDEA to take pictures when you’re committing multiple felonies.

    P.s – My father used to collect vintage 1970s/1980s cameras, and for YEARS had them sitting on the shelf in his office. Every so often I would pull one down and (VERY CAREFULLY) play with them a bit. They were hard to operate fully sober. I can’t IMAGINE trying to operate one of them drunk and getting any sort of useful image out of them.

Kavanaugh earned the hatred of Hillary during the Whitewater investigation .
It truly will not be over until the Fat Lady wins

I’m surprised. It’s already Saturday night and I expected another two accusers by now. Maybe Dems are taking their time to concoct a credible story this time.

I bet it’ll be a doozy.

1. The media has had hundreds of reporters out there for 2 weeks, and obviously have not found anything they will print/report.

Far more manpower than the FBI will assign, so the chances of turning over any untouched stones is pretty remote.

2. Since the FBI will only provide a report on their findings to the committee, all they’ll see are the same accusations and non-corroboration that they’ve already got in their hands.

Both sides will then “interpret” that report,, and the 2 sides conclusions will remain the same as before the FBI got involved.

Vote on Monday and get Justice Kavanaugh sworn and seated next week!

Just for the record, I don’t trust the Supreme Court either.

See, Chief Justice Roberts actions in the Affordable Care Act. I believe changing the wording of the law instead of forcing the legislators to fix the ACA was a political act designed to take the heat of the court! Shame shame shame…

MAB…..”and we have people here saying that they will not vote because they are furious at what has happened”….

Who are these people talking about handing over the reigns of power to the very scumbags doing this because they have done this!?!?…that defies all logic! I’m hearing the EXACT opposite.