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    Quote Originally Posted by Astray View Post
    Read that as well, seemed like a hit piece more than actual news coverage.
    I still do not understand this. When presented with thoughts or perspective on current events that are not favorable to the right, the common response (not just you, I see it all the time here) is, "That's not news, it's opinion". As if that's a shield to ignore uncomfortable words. A technicality which removes the responsibility to ponder the message and look at a situation through a different lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taernath View Post
    The entire thing is political theater at this point, and the constant play-by-plays yesterday were disgusting. If there's no evidence, even hearsay that 'sort of' ties him to these crimes, nothing can (or should) be done. It feels more and more like the Dems were just hoping to weaponize #MeToo without worrying about if there was anything actionable there in the first place. Now we've got opinion pieces that are absolutely giddy about how 'angry' Kavanaugh was or the amount of alcohol he drank 30+ years ago.
    This is correct.

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    From Chuck Wendig on Twitter -


    "I’ve known abusive men, and this is what those men look like when they are confronted with even a hint of the harm they’ve caused.

    They rage, they act indignant, they threaten, they get defensive, they weep, they wield faux-victimhood like a cudgel."

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    Graham being a victim bitch again. Starting his comments with, "I'm a single white male from S. Carolina so I've been told I should shut up".

    Leahy spent his time highlighting the points where Kavanaugh lied under oath. That should be disqualifying by itself. Get a judge who doesn't have a history of shady political maneuvering and lying under oath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avaia View Post
    From The New Yorker -
    https://www.newyorker.com/news/curre...rett-kavanaugh

    "I love Kavanaugh’s tone,” Donald Trump, Jr., tweeted fifteen minutes into Brett Kavanaugh’s opening statement in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He was referring to the judge’s wildly emotional performance, in which he alternated between shouting, as he blamed the Clintons and the Democrats for conspiring to torpedo his nomination to the Supreme Court, and weeping, as he spoke about the pain that he and his family have experienced in the weeks since accusations of sexual assault against him became public. Kavanaugh choked up and sobbed as he described his father’s detailed calendars, which apparently inspired his own calendar-keeping practice; he seemed unable to gain control over himself, gasping and taking frequent sips of water. The initial impression was of naked emotional vulnerability, but Kavanaugh was setting a tone. Embedded in the histrionics were the unmistakable notes of fury and bullying. Kavanaugh shouted over Dianne Feinstein to complain about the “outrage” of not being allowed to testify earlier; when asked about his drinking, by Sheldon Whitehouse, he replied, “I like beer. You like beer? What do you like to drink, Senator?” with a note of aggressive petulance that is hard to square with his preferred self-image of judicious impartiality and pious Sunday churchgoing. Lindsey Graham eagerly took up the angry-man mantle, using his allotted five minutes of questioning to furiously shout at his Democratic colleagues.

    What we are seeing is a model of American conservative masculinity that has become popular in the past few years, one that is directly tied to the loutish, aggressive frat-boy persona that Kavanaugh is purportedly seeking to dissociate himself from. Gone are the days of a terse John Wayne-style stoicism. Now we have Trump, ranting and raving at his rallies; we have Alex Jones, whose habit of screaming and floridly weeping as he spouts his conspiracy theories is a key part of his appeal to his audience. When Kavanaugh is not crying or shouting, he uses a distinctly adolescent tone that might best be described as “talking back.” He does not respond to senators. He negs them. His response, when he is asked about his drinking, is to flip the question and ask the senators how they like their alcohol; his refusal to say whether he would coöperate with an F.B.I. investigation brings to mind a teen-ager stonewalling his parents. If Kavanaugh is trying to convince the public that he could never have been capable, as a teen-ager, of aggression or peer pressure, this is an odd way to go about it.
    TR;DR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Avaia View Post
    From Chuck Wendig on Twitter -


    "I’ve known abusive men, and this is what those men look like when they are confronted with even a hint of the harm they’ve caused.

    They rage, they act indignant, they threaten, they get defensive, they weep, they wield faux-victimhood like a cudgel."
    You're retarded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwolff View Post
    I still do not understand this. When presented with thoughts or perspective on current events that are not favorable to the right, the common response (not just you, I see it all the time here) is, "That's not news, it's opinion". As if that's a shield to ignore uncomfortable words. A technicality which removes the responsibility to ponder the message and look at a situation through a different lens.
    Do you understand the difference between a news article and an editorial/opinion piece? News articles are expected to be written from a neutral POV with no or little author voice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Avaia View Post
    From The New Yorker -
    https://www.newyorker.com/news/curre...rett-kavanaugh

    "I love Kavanaugh’s tone,” Donald Trump, Jr., tweeted fifteen minutes into Brett Kavanaugh’s opening statement in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He was referring to the judge’s wildly emotional performance, in which he alternated between shouting, as he blamed the Clintons and the Democrats for conspiring to torpedo his nomination to the Supreme Court, and weeping, as he spoke about the pain that he and his family have experienced in the weeks since accusations of sexual assault against him became public. Kavanaugh choked up and sobbed as he described his father’s detailed calendars, which apparently inspired his own calendar-keeping practice; he seemed unable to gain control over himself, gasping and taking frequent sips of water. The initial impression was of naked emotional vulnerability, but Kavanaugh was setting a tone. Embedded in the histrionics were the unmistakable notes of fury and bullying. Kavanaugh shouted over Dianne Feinstein to complain about the “outrage” of not being allowed to testify earlier; when asked about his drinking, by Sheldon Whitehouse, he replied, “I like beer. You like beer? What do you like to drink, Senator?” with a note of aggressive petulance that is hard to square with his preferred self-image of judicious impartiality and pious Sunday churchgoing. Lindsey Graham eagerly took up the angry-man mantle, using his allotted five minutes of questioning to furiously shout at his Democratic colleagues.

    What we are seeing is a model of American conservative masculinity that has become popular in the past few years, one that is directly tied to the loutish, aggressive frat-boy persona that Kavanaugh is purportedly seeking to dissociate himself from. Gone are the days of a terse John Wayne-style stoicism. Now we have Trump, ranting and raving at his rallies; we have Alex Jones, whose habit of screaming and floridly weeping as he spouts his conspiracy theories is a key part of his appeal to his audience. When Kavanaugh is not crying or shouting, he uses a distinctly adolescent tone that might best be described as “talking back.” He does not respond to senators. He negs them. His response, when he is asked about his drinking, is to flip the question and ask the senators how they like their alcohol; his refusal to say whether he would coöperate with an F.B.I. investigation brings to mind a teen-ager stonewalling his parents. If Kavanaugh is trying to convince the public that he could never have been capable, as a teen-ager, of aggression or peer pressure, this is an odd way to go about it.
    Sound like a pretty stupid article to me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Avaia View Post
    From Chuck Wendig on Twitter -


    "I’ve known abusive men, and this is what those men look like when they are confronted with even a hint of the harm they’ve caused.

    They rage, they act indignant, they threaten, they get defensive, they weep, they wield faux-victimhood like a cudgel."
    Right, because the correct response to being accused of life shattering shit with no evidence to back it up and none of the accuser's "witnesses" could back anything up either, is to bend over and smile, right?

    If Kavanaugh took a more stoic approach the left's response would instead be "Look! He seems like a robot this lack of emotion is for sure a trait of sexual predators omg omg omg omg omg poundmetoo!!!!!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrathbringer View Post
    Remember when pk said more than once that he thought kavanaugh was going to withdraw? Wrong.
    What!? Androidpk was wrong? Weird! No one saw that coming............................................ .....

    Now he's going to get confirmed. How mad will cwolff4pk be about this? Going to be even more whining here soon!
    These fucking snowflakes still destroyed this man's good name, put his family through hell and didn't bat an eye about it. Anything to stop the process.

    Hopefully, the American people will reward these scumbags with voting in more Republicans.

    If that happens, we will look back at 2016 as a year that the liberals almost acted like adults. The tears will be extra salty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taernath View Post
    The entire thing is political theater at this point, and the constant play-by-plays yesterday were disgusting. If there's no evidence, even hearsay that 'sort of' ties him to these crimes, nothing can (or should) be done. It feels more and more like the Dems were just hoping to weaponize #MeToo without worrying about if there was anything actionable there in the first place. Now we've got opinion pieces that are absolutely giddy about how 'angry' Kavanaugh was or the amount of alcohol he drank 30+ years ago.
    I agree. This feels like one of those situations where both sides feel like they won or feel like they were right, but in hind sight when someone more knowledgeable and experienced explains it to said participants in the matter, it becomes readily apparent that all sides have lost.

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