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Here is an e-mail (released yesterday) that Kavanaugh received on the subject. It starts, "I have a friend who is a mole on the left."

Remember, his testimony in 2004 is that he never saw any of the stolen information. His testimony this time around was that maybe he got them, but he had no idea at the time they were stolen. --Bob


Well, it looks like he lied. The dems found something! If that is a disqualification for public office, I doubt we'd have anyone qualified to serve in the federal government, which would be alright by me. Which doesn't excuse it, but it shows what a frickin game it is in Washington. This group of corrupt politicians pointing fingers at another group of dirty politicians, all of them getting rich and buying power at our expense. And you have no comment at all as to the content of the email. Warren Buffet anonymously giving 20 million to PP to influence who will be a judge. What do they use that money for, anyway?

Yeah, bob-tel, elect democrats and we'll have a pure as snow utopia and everyone will be whistling zippity doo-dah out their asshole. Right.....

We need a Convention of the States. Limit terms on Congress and on the Supreme Court. Senators chosen by the state legislatures, not by popular vote.

You need to explore the history of why they got rid of Senators being chosen by the state legislatures.

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flockofseagulls104 wrote:
Bob78164 wrote:
Here is an e-mail (released yesterday) that Kavanaugh received on the subject. It starts, "I have a friend who is a mole on the left."

Remember, his testimony in 2004 is that he never saw any of the stolen information. His testimony this time around was that maybe he got them, but he had no idea at the time they were stolen. --Bob


Well, it looks like he lied. The dems found something! If that is a disqualification for public office, I doubt we'd have anyone qualified to serve in the federal government, which would be alright by me. Which doesn't excuse it, but it shows what a frickin game it is in Washington. This group of corrupt politicians pointing fingers at another group of dirty politicians, all of them getting rich and buying power at our expense. And you have no comment at all as to the content of the email. Warren Buffet anonymously giving 20 million to PP to influence who will be a judge. What do they use that money for, anyway?

Yeah, bob-tel, elect democrats and we'll have a pure as snow utopia and everyone will be whistling zippity doo-dah out their asshole. Right.....

We need a Convention of the States. Limit terms on Congress and on the Supreme Court. Senators chosen by the state legislatures, not by popular vote.

You need to explore the history of why they got rid of Senators being chosen by the state legislatures.
We’ve had this discussion before. He refuses to understand that it proved much easier to buy a seat from a State Legislator than from a voter.

In addition, given the prevalence of gerrymandered state legislators, that’s a good way to elect Republican Senators in majority-Democratic states.

And then there’s the question of what happens when the two houses of the Legislature (in any state but Nebraska) can’t agree on whom to appoint.

But none of this matters to flock. He doesn’t like democracy. He likes it when minorities can impose their will on the country’s majority because he knows his views are destined to remain in the minority, so this is the only chance he’s got to see them enacted. —Bob

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Well, it looks like he lied. The dems found something! If that is a disqualification for public office, I doubt we'd have anyone qualified to serve in the federal government, which would be alright by me. Which doesn't excuse it, but it shows what a frickin game it is in Washington. This group of corrupt politicians pointing fingers at another group of dirty politicians, all of them getting rich and buying power at our expense. And you have no comment at all as to the content of the email. Warren Buffet anonymously giving 20 million to PP to influence who will be a judge. What do they use that money for, anyway?

Yeah, bob-tel, elect democrats and we'll have a pure as snow utopia and everyone will be whistling zippity doo-dah out their asshole. Right.....

We need a Convention of the States. Limit terms on Congress and on the Supreme Court. Senators chosen by the state legislatures, not by popular vote.

You need to explore the history of why they got rid of Senators being chosen by the state legislatures.
We’ve had this discussion before. He refuses to understand that it proved much easier to buy a seat from a State Legislator than from a voter.

In addition, given the prevalence of gerrymandered state legislators, that’s a good way to elect Republican Senators in majority-Democratic states.

And then there’s the question of what happens when the two houses of the Legislature (in any state but Nebraska) can’t agree on whom to appoint.

But none of this matters to flock. He doesn’t like democracy. He likes it when minorities can impose their will on the country’s majority because he knows his views are destined to remain in the minority, so this is the only chance he’s got to see them enacted. —Bob


Yes, that's right bob-tel. You give your opinion like it's fact, then you make a cock-eyed reference to me and my motives. Of course, I don't like democracy. I want a monarchy! Trump should be King!
And I love it when minorities can impose their will on the country's majority. That's what I'm all about. I'd even be willing to donate money to it, if I had any idea what it means.

Since I know you won't bother to read this far into my post, and have already posted your smarmy response, I'll just link to this essay that explains why I am for returning the power to appoint Senators to the States. I know you won't read it and any points made in this article will never be referenced or even penetrate your closed mind in any future discussion of this issue. I got you, babe.
http://thefederalist.com/2017/08/08/time-repeal-17th-amendment-end-direct-election-senators/


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flockofseagulls104 wrote:
Bob78164 wrote:
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You need to explore the history of why they got rid of Senators being chosen by the state legislatures.
We’ve had this discussion before. He refuses to understand that it proved much easier to buy a seat from a State Legislator than from a voter.

In addition, given the prevalence of gerrymandered state legislators, that’s a good way to elect Republican Senators in majority-Democratic states.

And then there’s the question of what happens when the two houses of the Legislature (in any state but Nebraska) can’t agree on whom to appoint.

But none of this matters to flock. He doesn’t like democracy. He likes it when minorities can impose their will on the country’s majority because he knows his views are destined to remain in the minority, so this is the only chance he’s got to see them enacted. —Bob


Yes, that's right bob-tel. You give your opinion like it's fact, then you make a cock-eyed reference to me and my motives. Of course, I don't like democracy. I want a monarchy! Trump should be King!
And I love it when minorities can impose their will on the country's majority. That's what I'm all about. I'd even be willing to donate money to it, if I had any idea what it means.

Since I know you won't bother to read this far into my post, and have already posted your smarmy response, I'll just link to this essay that explains why I am for returning the power to appoint Senators to the States. I know you won't read it and any points made in this article will never be referenced or even penetrate your closed mind in any future discussion of this issue. I got you, babe.
http://thefederalist.com/2017/08/08/time-repeal-17th-amendment-end-direct-election-senators/
I did read it. It’s an article only a third-year law student could write. And not a particularly bright one.

For example, if you believe that having state legislators select Senators will make them more moderate, you’re either smoking crack or not paying attention to what’s happening in state legislatures. —Bob

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I have to admit I am amused by a Californian lecturing others about selecting Senators

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I have to admit I am amused by a Californian lecturing others about selecting Senators
What's your problem with a top-two primary system? All a Republican has to do to get to the general election ballot is make it to second place in the primary. That wouldn't be so hard, except (a) Republicans have spent the last two decades poisoning their brand in the state, and (b) they can't seem to find any Republicans who want to run for statewide office (other than Arnold) who are willing to adopt social and fiscal positions shared by wide majorities of Californians. When that changes, so will their general-election fortunes.

The election for Senator here may actually be competitive, and Republicans may even have a chance to make a difference. The race for Governor is a foregone conclusion. --Bob

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I have to admit I am amused by a Californian lecturing others about selecting Senators
What's your problem with a top-two primary system? All a Republican has to do to get to the general election ballot is make it to second place in the primary.


The problem with a "top-two" primary system is that it rewards a party that is informally able to limit itself to fewer candidates in a competitive election. My own State Senate district is a great example. In the primary for the special election (the incumbent resigned to run for Congress), two Democrats split roughly 45% of the vote and four Republicans split the remaining 55%. In this case, the election worked to my advantage, but one party shouldn't be "rewarded" for gaming the system.

The Democrats narrowly avoided having that happen to them in a few competitive California districts this year, partly because some candidates dropped out before the primary.

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We’ve had this discussion before. He refuses to understand that it proved much easier to buy a seat from a State Legislator than from a voter.

In addition, given the prevalence of gerrymandered state legislators, that’s a good way to elect Republican Senators in majority-Democratic states.

And then there’s the question of what happens when the two houses of the Legislature (in any state but Nebraska) can’t agree on whom to appoint.

But none of this matters to flock. He doesn’t like democracy. He likes it when minorities can impose their will on the country’s majority because he knows his views are destined to remain in the minority, so this is the only chance he’s got to see them enacted. —Bob


Yes, that's right bob-tel. You give your opinion like it's fact, then you make a cock-eyed reference to me and my motives. Of course, I don't like democracy. I want a monarchy! Trump should be King!
And I love it when minorities can impose their will on the country's majority. That's what I'm all about. I'd even be willing to donate money to it, if I had any idea what it means.

Since I know you won't bother to read this far into my post, and have already posted your smarmy response, I'll just link to this essay that explains why I am for returning the power to appoint Senators to the States. I know you won't read it and any points made in this article will never be referenced or even penetrate your closed mind in any future discussion of this issue. I got you, babe.
http://thefederalist.com/2017/08/08/time-repeal-17th-amendment-end-direct-election-senators/
I did read it. It’s an article only a third-year law student could write. And not a particularly bright one.

For example, if you believe that having state legislators select Senators will make them more moderate, you’re either smoking crack or not paying attention to what’s happening in state legislatures. —Bob



1. Don't talk about the points, impugn the author.
2. Make a blanket statement based on your biased opinion, and include a swipe at me.
3. Next time the subject is brought up, ignore the fact that counter-arguments even exist.

Typical above average lawyer stuff.


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What's your problem with a top-two primary system? . --Bob


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How did they find 65 women to say Kavanaugh is a nice guy so quickly? Did they know about the allegation a long time ago? :roll:

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Kavanaugh won't be defeated on his character or intellect, both of which are excellent (in contrast to the guy who nominated him). Unless more Senators oppose him on the issues, he'll be confirmed.


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https://www.weeklystandard.com/virginia-hume/about-that-letter-from-women-in-support-of-brett-kavanaugh


Virginia Hume is the daughter of Britt Hume from Fox News.

Men (or high school boys) who do this sort of thing generally don't only do it one time. I'll be interested in seeing who, if anyone, else comes forward in the next few days.

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Here's an article written by Kavanaugh's wingman on that date:

https://dailycaller.com/2011/01/27/geor ... tholicism/

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only a person in denial still claims that something did not go terribly wrong in the Church after the 1960s, and that more often than not that thing was homosexual priests molesting teenage boys. My own take is that it had less to do with homosexuality than with the feverish libertinism of the 60s.

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How come there are only 65 women who claim he didn't assault them?

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On Fri, Sep 14, 2018 @ 4:59 pm, Bob Juch wrote:
How did they find 65 women to say Kavanaugh is a nice guy so quickly?
On Fri, Sep 14, 2018 @ 7:50 pm, Bob Juch wrote:
How come there are only 65 women who claim he didn't assault them?
Schizo much?

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On Fri, Sep 14, 2018 @ 4:59 pm, Bob Juch wrote:
How did they find 65 women to say Kavanaugh is a nice guy so quickly?
On Fri, Sep 14, 2018 @ 7:50 pm, Bob Juch wrote:
How come there are only 65 women who claim he didn't assault them?
Schizo much?

The second is a joke, idiot.

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https://www.weeklystandard.com/virginia-hume/about-that-letter-from-women-in-support-of-brett-kavanaugh

How come there are only 65 women who claim he didn't assault them?


Most of them are overseas and don't even speak the language.

BTW, how come not a single woman has come forward claiming you haven't assaulted them?

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SSS>>>Men (or high school boys) who do this sort of thing generally don't only do it one time. <<<

This assertion is based on what exactly? Your expertise in longitudinal studies of "High School Horseplay" (For lack of a better term) participants?


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Bob Juch wrote:
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On Fri, Sep 14, 2018 @ 4:59 pm, Bob Juch wrote:
How did they find 65 women to say Kavanaugh is a nice guy so quickly?
On Fri, Sep 14, 2018 @ 7:50 pm, Bob Juch wrote:
How come there are only 65 women who claim he didn't assault them?
Schizo much?
The second is a joke, idiot.
1) So was the first.
2) So was my response.
3) You should keep your jokes to the unintentional ones, as they are much funnier...

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His accuser has come forward:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/california-professor-writer-of-confidential-brett-kavanaugh-letter-speaks-out-about-her-allegation-of-sexual-assault/2018/09/16/46982194-b846-11e8-94eb-3bd52dfe917b_story.html?utm_term=.a56cc64cc68d

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I call bullshit. Realize my womanist card will be pulled.

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No one's gonna pull my womanizer card.


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