Christine Blasey Ford speaks out: Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser released a rare statement last week – CBS News

And here we are. Brett Kavanaugh is on the Supreme Court. Clarence Thomas is on the Supreme Court. I cannot imagine what it’s like for the women on the Supreme Court. Having to face these monsters on a daily basis. I don’t care about people saying that they have moved on. These are terrible people and history will judge them poorly. I’m worried that history will judge us poorly.

Clarence Thomas has had a continued abuse of his position on Supreme Court. He refuses to recuse himself in matters that his wife has financial dealings in. It’s corruption, let’s not mince words here.

I shudder at the decisions that these two men in the future. Brett Kavanaugh was on the record saying that the courts should never Grant new rights to people. The cord was always the place where we looked for Justice and now it’s gone for the foreseeable future.

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Trump administration wants Supreme Court to take up transgender military ban now – NBC News

When the asshole who is in the White House was running for president he kept saying how much he loves the gays he said it over and over again. It’s why he is gotten the moniker of Liar in Chief.

He doesn’t want people to get any rights other than the ones who voted for him. He doesn’t care about the 60% of the United States did not vote for him. Look what he’s doing to California. He is a disgrace and I wish the network’s would stop covering every morsel that comes out of that man’s hole in his face. I’m sorry I usually I’m not this angry but this is beyond the pale.

The Israeli military was one of the first to allow gays lesbians and transgender to be in their military. Nobody can say that the Israeli military is weaker for it. As a matter of fact the statistics show that militaries that are inclusive have a better moral and longer stays in the military. Our own pentagon is not in favor of this. The Tangerine nightmare in the White House is playing to his base and stirring up anti-gay sentiments in those 40% that voted for him. Shame on him.

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Michelle Obama reveals she snuck out of White House to celebrate gay marriage ruling – NBC News

I cannot express in words how much I miss the Obamas in the White House.

As a gay American when we got the right to get married it was one of the happiest days I’ve ever had. It’s bittersweet for me, I’ll be 65 in April and my chances of getting married are very low. People ask me why I never had children, in the years that I would have wanted to adopt a child it was illegal for me to do so. It’s amazing how a government can change your life. I don’t regret anything but I’ve got to be honest to say that it would have been nice to have more of a family around me. I live alone in Los Angeles and my closest relative his in France.

bravo to Michelle Obama for being so open in her book. I ordered you to buy it.

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Former first lady Michelle Obama kicks off her “Becoming” book tour with a signing at the Seminary Co-op bookstore on Nov. 13, 2018 in Chicago.Scott Olson / Getty Images

Michael Avenatti arrested by LAPD on suspicion of domestic violence – Los Angeles Times

I was a fan of Michael avenatti until he screwed up the Supreme Court confirmation process and broth someone who would not at the end of the day truly be a victim of Brett Kavanaugh. I truly believe that he made professor Ford’s testimony have less weight because of the fact that was a false accuser. Whether or not he’s guilty of this is not for me to decide

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Michael Avenatti was detained by the Los Angeles Police Department in connection with an incident on the Westside, police said. (Amanda Lee Myers / Associated Press)

Justice Department asks Supreme Court to toss kids’ climate change lawsuit – NBC News

I’m old enough to remember when the federal government was protecting our environment. Oh wait, that was two years ago. I guess I know I’m not that old after all. it’s so sad to see these headlines come out of our government one after the other. Not taking into consideration the fact that we want a future for our kids and grandkids. We want a planet that is vibrant and alive. But the Tangerine nightmare in the white house once a gold-plated home for himself and he wants to feel his pockets with emollient money.

the Republican party is bankrupt. Did you not realize that they are going to lose any vestige of support from young people because of their practices and policies. Young people don’t forget. I remember the first time I voted for President in 1972 for George McGovern and I have not forgotten the feeling of losing and I don’t want to feel that again. Young people feel the same and they are not crisis actors they are potential and future voters and I hope they come out on November 6th and vote the bums out.

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The Philadelphia skyline, in 2014.

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The Delusional Futility of Analyzing Ashley Kavanaugh’s Awkward Body Language During Her Husband’s Swearing-In – Slate

I must be one of those violent Democrats because I did not watch anything to do with Kavanaugh’s Vote or swearing-in. Hand the hypocrisy of having a second swearing-in just baffles me. But then everything that this White House does baffles me.

I rarely ask that you go to the link that I post regarding the stories. I do urge you to go and watch the video for yourself. It’s rather disturbing.

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Sotomayor on the Supreme Court: ‘We have to rise above partisanship’ – The Washington Post

In a week, this is all going to be water under the bridge, but we need to make this count. We need to go out and vote our hearts out and make sure there is truly a Blue Wave. I heard all about how Hillary Clinton was going to win the presidential race and yet she did not. We live in a country gerrymandered to death by the Republicans. We live in a country where voter suppression is part and parcel of the Republican Playbook. We live in a country that is under attack by Russia and its electoral process. We need to be diligent and we need to vote. Donate all the money you can to the Democratic Senate campaign fund, donate all the money you can toucan Chanel candidates across the country and make sure that you vote.

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Opposition to Kavanaugh grows, support at historic low: Reuters/Ipsos poll – Reuters

We are meant to have a government by the people, for the people and yet this President seems to think that it’s a government for his Base by his base. Let all others be damned. Brett Kavanaugh and his views go contrary to the vast majority of the American people. By the Numbers 72% believe that women should have the right to decide how to deal with their bodies. 75% of Americans believe that we need stricter gun control laws. And these numbers are the same if you talk about campaign reform, civil rights, and so many other issues that will come before The Supreme Court. So why did the Tangerine nightmare in the White House pick Brett Kavanaugh? Brett Kavanaugh believes in an imperial presidency. That word hasn’t cropped up since the Nixon era and here we are coming back. Okay. Let us not forget this is a lifetime appointment of a man who’s in his 50s which means we will be saddled with him for a generation. So when you think about whether or not you’re going to vote in November think about how important your vote is. Just to give you a little bit of perspective Hillary Clinton lost Michigan by only two votes per Precinct, just too.

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FILE PHOTO: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies during the third day of his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Alex Wroblewski

Flake opposes quick vote on Kavanaugh, putting confirmation in doubt – POLITICO

It seems that the only way a member of the GOP in 2018 that serves in the senate or the house is willing to stand up to this President and his bad decisions is that they are not running for reelection. I applaud Jeff Flake for his courage but it may be a calculated decision as he is looking to run in 2020 against the Tangerine nightmare in the White House.

It’s is indicative of a terribly bad choice that was put up Ford Supreme Court merely to protect the person in the White House from being impeached. This nominee believes in an imperial presidency that basically has no control over its power. And yet I wonder if the presidents were Democrat if this nominee would feel the same way. Even Mitch McConnell was against the nomination because Mitch McConnell thought he was too far out into the far-right stratosphere. Let’s hope that this is the beginning of the end for this nominee’s path to the Supreme Court for a lifetime appointment.

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Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake is one of 11 Republicans on the narrowly divided Senate Judiciary Committee. | Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo

The battle to confirm Kavanaugh heats up with document fight -NBC News

Republicans only win when they cheat. And they are going to change the makeup of the Supreme Court for at least a generation because they cheated. George Bush did not win the election but his brother the governor of Florida make sure that he won and the republican-led Supreme Court gave him a victory when he lost the popular vote to vice president Al Gore. Donald Trump jr. Cheated by asking the Russians for help. It’s not collusion it’s just against the law because a foreign power can I help you in an election in America. So his Supreme Court nominations are fruit of the poisonous tree. 9 months before the election when Justice Scalia died unexpectedly Mitch McConnell decided that he would hold up the nomination of Judge Garland and again cheated. Now the cheating Republicans have nominated a right-wing idealog. Someone who thinks that the presidency has absolute power. Someone who thinks that minorities, immigrants, lgbtq community, and on and on and on do not deserve the backing of the justice system. So yes the Democrats put in the Supreme Court but unfortunately the cards are stacked against us very badly. We have two Democratic senators who are going to jump ship so even if the two Republican Senators who are not sure about this nomination vote with the Democratic Party it won’t be enough.

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Republicans from the Senate Judiciary Committee, including Chairman Chuck Grassley, center, stand before empty boxes meant to represent more than one million pages of documents on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA