Kavanaugh

Happy about his nomination?  Sad?  Your thoughts?
Think he’ll be the one?  This writer thought Trump handled the announcement very well.

I found it very sad, and horrifying to think we’ve come to this…..Shannon Bream had to take the show into the studio because it was so volatile outside the SCOTUS last night after the announcement.  She feared for her life.

LET’S TALK ABOUT THIS NOMINATION.   Meanwhile, THIS IS SOME GOOD NEWS! 

BRETT KAVANAUGH………Brilliant attorney, Professor at Harvard, Yale and Georgetown, Judge, devoted son, husband and father……….

We’ll see!

 

Z

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44 Responses to Kavanaugh

  1. bunkerville says:

    He will have a long road for confirmation. First he will have to get Flake to agree to let him through the judiciary committee I believe. He has been blocking all judgeships moving on for several weeks. McConnell stated that Flake would “have to work it out with Trump.”
    What they will go after him is when he was clerking the 9th circuit, the judge he clerked for abruptly resigned over sexual harrassment charges. They will claim he had to know about it and said nothing. He supports collecting Meta data on everyone.. That will cost him a vote.
    The good news is it is not a Hillary pick. Good luck and there are a lot of Conservatives supposedly for him. We shall see,

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  2. The article says “and that it is unlikely Kavanaugh would take steps to overturn the 1973 landmark abortion case, Roe v. Wade.”.
    Justices don’t take steps, they accept cases based on merit.

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  3. Ed,
    Justices don’t take steps, they accept cases based on merit.

    And that merit is SUPPOSED to be based on the Constitution. The SCOTUS is not the legislative branch, but we wouldn’t know that fact according to some of the court’s rulings.

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  4. Mustang says:

    Nominating judges is one of those things that derive from a decision to vote for one presidential candidate or another. It is a matter out of the people’s hands, but we’ll all be stuck with the result. We are now long past the time when senators care what their constituents think. Nothing to lose any sleep over, but this is just my opinion.

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  5. Z,
    I didn’t know that happened to Shannon Bream! Sheesh.

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  6. Z,
    I have linked to your blog post.

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  7. Kid says:

    Up to 5 picks? Wow. Thomas maybe? and Ruth Buzzard, but who would be the 5th?

    Anyway, let’s see how his decisions come down. I think we have a pretty decent court right now.

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  8. geeez2014 says:

    bunkerville…that sexual harassment thing is the accused’s problem, it shouldn’t be Kavanaugh’s….but, that will be on the list. Flake..always living up to his name.
    The Meta data thing is a concern to me, but we’ll see……….Do you know exactly what data that includes?

    Ed, that was badly worded, wasn’t it. But the justices could turn R v W away….not hear it…..could be very interesting.

    AOW ..’Merit” is a definition I’m not sure is clear….it’s not “We think this has merit….we like it/we don’t like it”…it is based on MERIT if a justice believes the Constitution isn’t being adhered to….
    In Precedent cases, they like NEW cases, even look for them (clerks help as they open requests to go to trial every day…justices see few of those), so they can overrule a precedent if possible.
    THANKS FOR THE LINK! And I saw you put the piece on FB, too.

    Mustang “We are now long past the time when senators care what their constituents think.”…yet a lot of the Dem senators of Red states are the ones in a dither, a real quandary…because they might not CARE what their constituents think but they could not get voted for if they go against their constituents!

    Kid, some are saying Trump’s keeping Barrett on ice for the next possible appointment…

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  9. Kid says:

    Barret would probably be easier with more repubs in the senate, flake gone, etc.

    I’ll just hope he gets to choose at least one more to replace one of the lefties.

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  10. geeez2014 says:

    Kid, but Barrett somehow seems to elicit more anger in lib women….as if her Catholicism is a sure thing to NO ABORTION ANYMORE! Of course, they’re COMPLETELY misrepresenting this point to scare the Repub senators from voting for her…
    Yes, Flake’ll be gone, won’t he. Hoorah! Except they’re talking about his running against Trump….ugh, who’d WANT him?

    Kavanaugh’s Catholic, too. I thought Hardiman was a better pick; some are saying it’d be a faster OKAY because he hasn’t written the 300 decisions Kavanaugh has…they’ll take a while coming thru those.
    I was actually hoping for Hardiman. I know NOTHING much about him…..A good thing 🙂

    I’d LOVE Trump to get another justice next year, or whatever……just as long as it isn’t Thomas.

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  11. geeez2014 says:

    SO GOOD THAT THE THAI BOYS ARE OUT OF THE CAVE…AND THEIR COACH…!!!

    BUT IT REMINDS ME; I SAW A HEADLINE OF AN ARTICLE AT CNN THAT SAID SOMETHING LIKE:
    “FOX INTERRUPTS REPORTAGE ON THAI CAVE RESCUE TO TALK ABOUT SCOTUS (OR SOMETHING…)”

    I FOUND THAT HILARIOUS CONSIDERING CNN, EVERY SINGLE DAY, IGNORES SOME PRETTY HEFTY NEWS STORIES AS THEY KEEP BEATING THEIR ANTI-TRUMP DRUM, STORY AFTER STORY, COMPLETELY IGNORING BIG STORIES…I’VE SEEN THAT A LOT.

    ALSO, AN ARTICLE I READ THIS MORNING SAYS “…Sean Hannity made a rare visit to Fox News’ afternoon panel show The Five and repeatedly clashed with one of the network’s few remaining “liberals,” Juan Williams.”

    “FEW REMAINING LIBERALS”…WHAT A HUUUUGE LIE! JUAN IS A REGULAR, EVERY SINGLE DARNED DAY, ON ‘THE FIVE’….AND THE REMAINING LIBS INCLUDE RICHARD FOWLER, MARIA HARF, JESSICA TARLOV, JULIAN EPSTEIN, AND ABOUT 5 HILLARY CAMPAIGN PEOPLE….THERE ARE TONS AND TONS ON FOX..

    ‘REMAINING LIBERALS’ this is what REALLY GETS ME …WOW.

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  12. geeez2014 says:

    Trump says this morning that Kavanaugh’s got ‘rave reviews from both sides’…

    Can someone tell me who on the Left has given Kavanaugh rave reviews? That would be fabulous!

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  13. Kid says:

    The 3 yr olds are going to go ape over anyone Trump selects. May as well go for the Gusto.

    Just keep repeating the obama quote ‘Elections have consequences’.

    Flake running is so absurd, I can’t even contemplate it. Probably hoisting a flag to see if he can score some campaign money on the way out.

    No idea on the reviews Z. 🙂

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  14. geeez2014 says:

    Kid, Kavanaugh isn’t really ‘gusto,’ is he? He’s fairly mainstream, no? ..Napolitano just said “Trump didn’t fulfill his promise this time…the elite love Kavanaugh…this is not draining any swamp” 😦

    Ya, I’d hoped for Hardiman…he’d have been a shoe -in…..and has good pedigree, apparently……..oh, well!

    The problem is it’ll be such a political loss for Trump if Kavanaugh gets Borked…
    BUT, I believe most people will be furious if this doesn’t go through as Kavanaugh IS fairly conservative but also fairly mainstream. I think Trump just didn’t want a BIG fight…can’t say that I blame him.

    ON THE OTHER HAND: THere WILL BE A FIGHT no matter WHO!

    Am I sounding even MORE conflicted and ambiguous than usual!? 🙂

    GAD!! Maria Harf on FOX just said Kavanaugh impressed her…like when he learned he coaches his daughters’ basketball games. THIS is what the Left finds important about a SUPREME COURT JUSTICE NOMINATION!? HAAAAAA!!! kinda sweet,though!

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  15. Kid says:

    marie harf has excrement for brains. That alone will keep me from watching any FOX at all, as if I don’t already.

    I’ve read a lot of conservative stuff about Kavanaugh, but in the final, we’ll have to see what decisions he makes. Again, feel someone like Barret would have a tough time with this razor thin dysfunctional republican Senate we currently have, and if True I certainly support keeping her for a more favorable environment.

    I read somewhere today that Trump is anticipating nominating 5 SC judges before he is through.

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  16. geeez2014 says:

    Kid…you read it HERE in my post 🙂
    But Trump always does everything BIG……..:-) here’s hoping he’s right!

    Yes, we’ll have to see Kavanaugh’s decisions…..holding our breath.

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  17. geeez2014 says:

    “TRUMP’S APPOINTMENT IS A DEATH SENTENCE FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICAN WOMEN” says the left 🙂

    “KAVANAUGH NOMINATED TO AVOID RUSSIAN RUSSIA CRIMINAL COLLUSION CASE”

    And they say this with straight,angry faces! 🙂

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  18. Kid says:

    Thanks for the note.

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  19. geeez2014 says:

    just saw a picture of Ginsberg saying “I JUST WOKE UP…………WHERE’S KENNEDY?” 🙂

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  20. Kid says:

    DEath sentences for millions of American women. Actually, obammycare is a death sentence for millions of American seniors.

    Anyway, how many can be that deranged to get behind that stuff and still vote democrat?

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  21. Mal says:

    Kid, as long as its Ruth Buzzard and not Buzzi, fine by me!

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  22. geeez2014 says:

    Kid, I agree…let them scream and rant and rave…that appeals to a VERY small base….

    Do you think “WE KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE!” to McConnell is threatening? Napolitano says that’s still guarded free speech, but rather ‘iffy’…

    Mal, what do you think, also? KID AND MAL……I feel that’s a threat… They’re not suggesting they know where he lives so they can paint his house for him, right!?

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  23. Kid says:

    I’m not qualified to say, but if I were McConnell, I’d take it as a threat.

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  24. geeez2014 says:

    Kid, me, too……..definitely.

    By the way…”JUST when you think you couldn’t dislike Schumer more……..”

    Oh, man.

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  25. Kid says:

    I couldn’t possibly dislike schumer more. 🙂

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  26. Baysider says:

    Don’t know about the pick. The 2Amendment people don’t like it and too many rinos pushed him. Now that Souter is history everyone on the court could be read with excellent quals, so I’m agnostic on the subject (except Sotomayor who is nothing but a grenade with the pin pulled and everyone else trying to hold the level down).

    For this business of serious public assault, we can all thank Maxine Waters for giving a cover of legitimacy to attack dogs tearing down the remaining fabric of civility. She deserves the fate Abraham Lincoln wanted for those who incited civil war draft resistors without personal ramifications to themselves: jail ’em!

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  27. Baysider says:

    Errata: that would be “hold the LEVER down.” I can hardly type with my fingers sticking to the keyboard in this humidity.

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  28. Sparky says:

    Well, as you said Z, “we’ll see”. I really don’t know except that according to Fox News, Brett Kavanaugh is friends with the Bush’s. Also that he trained under a Kennedy. That sent shivers down my spine. Hope he’s just friendly to all of mankind and not a Socialist. You’re right, we’ll see. Prayers that he always seeks God’s Word and is a strict Constitutionalist before any ruling.

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  29. geeez2014 says:

    Sparky, must admit that the more I learn about how the court works, the more I understand that clerks usually reflect the politics of their justice they work for…….
    I’m real sure he’s not a socialist, but …
    Yes, let’s pray HARD!

    Baysider, the unusual humidity today has about done me in, too!
    I need to stay optimistic……….the more the Left hates him, the better I like him, and so far, that’s the case, even if Trump did say the Left ‘raves’ about this choice, too! ??? I hope to see that soon!

    Maxine DID set a horrible precedent…..but if SHE gets hurt it’ll be the REPUBLICAN FASCISTS, right? 🙂

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  30. geeez2014 says:

    EVERYBODY: Say what you will about FOX but Harris Faulkner does her homework and ROCKS in interviews….love her more all the time.

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  31. Mal says:

    I agree Trump didn’t want a fight so chose someone more middle of the road. If they don’t confirm Kavanaugh then Trump should pick someone more to the right and watch ’em come unglued!

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  32. bunkerville says:

    McCaiin is thrilled…I guess we could put that down as someone on the left!! 🙂

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  33. Bob says:

    Kavanaugh is a good choice. The libs don’t like him as they don’t like anything Trump or Repubs do. Last night it was really funny with all those ignorant fools “protesting” outside the SC. Nobody is fooled unless they are Democrats. We cannot make allowances for those fools, anymore.

    The whole reaction thing was predictable, and that’s what will kill the Demos. The American public is not as stupid as the average Democrat.

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  34. geeez2014 says:

    HAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

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  35. geeez2014 says:

    Mal, I AGREE!! GOOD ONE!

    BOB…HI, there…I miss you when you can’t make it for a few days!! “The American public is not as stupid as the average Democrat.” Yes yes yes…
    we’re all starting to think THE BIGGER THE DEMS SCREECH, THE MORE AMERICANS ARE SAYING “STOP IT!” I firmly believe that even lefty idiot kids love this country and, while they don’t always approve of things (maybe never?) they get tired of people CONSTANTLY being negative about the land WE LIVE IN.

    Bunkerville…’Thrilled,’ huh? Well, I’m counting on Jay Sekulow adoring/raving about Kavanaugh…that was good news. McCain, notsomuch!

    SO, HOW DO YOU ALL LIKE THE TWITTER SOMEONE EMAILED ME…THINK THE LEFT WAS GOING TO SCREECH NO MATTER WHO IT WAS? HAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

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  36. geeez2014 says:

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/419defbc-6d37-38ac-a6f8-d8a010975fc6/ss_white-house-doesn%E2%80%99t-deny.html

    Dayum…I was in such a good mood…and then this…………..please, God, say it ain’t so.
    I don’t think Kennedy would do this…NO WAY.
    DO YOU??

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  37. geeez2014 says:

    HOLY SMOKE! IF McCAIN LIKES KAVANAUGH THAT MUCH, YOU THINK HE’D FLY LIKE ON A PRIVATE PLANE FOR COMFORT AND VOTE???? COULD BE. He could ALMOST rectify his lefty, egomaniacal stuff he’s pulled lately!, right? SORT OF? He’d get BIG BIG BIG Praise from the Right and make quite an impression before he….goes.

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  38. bocopro says:

    My opinion is that Kavanaugh will over time frustrate both extremes with his decisions on controversial issues.

    He is inarguably preferable to anyone Her Royal Heinous would’ve nominated, but I don’t see him as particularly in lockstep with the far right, or even the not-so-far right.

    What I don’t see him doing is legislating from the bench, and that in se is a GOOD thing. But SOMEthin’s bound to come up on which he’ll pull a Roberts in the eyes of right-wingers.

    And regarding Roe v. Wade, I doubt anyone will try to get the Supremes to reconsider it unless DJT gets to put two more heavy-duty conservatives on the court for Breyer and Ginsburg. My guess is that Barrett would be next if Trump is re-elected or somehow keeps a reliable majority in the upper house after mid-terms.

    Oh, BTW — how’s come it is that you never seem to get good news from your dentist! Now I got a cracked bicuspid that’s gonna need a crown. Doc sez it might last another coupla years, but sooner or later I’m gonna chomp down on somethin and a hunk of it is gonna calve off . . . he just can’t predict whether it’ll be lingual or facial side, or how big a chunk, or whether there’ll be enuf left to hold a crown.

    Then I asked if the X-ray shows sufficient bone to hold an implant and he ducked the question, saying that’s somethin I’ll hafta ask a periodontist.

    Farkle!

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  39. kid says:

    bocopro, Your dentist still needs to pay off his Aston Martin?

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  40. Sparky says:

    And, then there’s this: The Democrats try to mock Kavanaugh with ‘scary’ image of the wrong judge Is there no low the Demoncrats won’t sink to!?!?

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  41. geeez2014 says:

    My aunt and uncle had matching Aston Martins, Kid 🙂 He’s got another car now…why? 🙂

    Bocopro…….lots of experts are saying Barrett would be the NEXT pick, good choice there!
    The other day, I said “Please don’t let Kavanaugh be another Roberts..” But I think he is from what I’m hearing/reading. Maybe not.
    I got a TAD upset tonight hearing a lawyer who’d had Kavanaugh as a prof….he said “Kavanaugh advised me to always be FAIR, to give someone the benefit of the doubt” …which I agree with EXCEPT when it comes to THE LAW, THE CONSTITUTION…… As we might say “Oh, the poor teen is pregnant? Let’s be nice and fair and not make her go thru the pregnancy…” Not if the law says “NO’.. Nope.
    SO SORRY ABOUT YOUR TOOTH…but you know we’ve all been there, and you probably have, too! 😦 My problem is NO DENTAL INSURANCE! I don’t suppose Medicare pays for that? Don’t know. GOOD LUCK!

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  42. geeez2014 says:

    Sparky! I SO wish Hardiman had been the choice! In re to your .link, check out my TWEET link above!! 😉

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  43. kid says:

    Z, This was my Lamborghini circa 1983

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  44. Mal Telloian says:

    We have the best dental plan and insurance. Our son is a dentist. All it cost us was 8 years university tuition!

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