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Your School, My School

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One of the fascinating aspects of the Kavanaugh hearings has been the school aspect. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that most of you reading this went to a public school. If you didn’t, then bear with me for a moment. But if you did go public, then allow me to say that you don’t know Judge Kavanaugh’s experience. A key aspect of the allegations has been school related.

It so happens I went to a private high school. Indeed, I attended a school much more highly rated than Georgetown Prep (in the top ten of that list). I note ironically Holton-Arms is on that list while GP is not. I have not had the career that Judge Kavanaugh has had, but that doesn’t change the fact that I went to a better school than he did. Enough of that. The real point is, I know just what he’s talking about when he refers to parties and social circles.

In short, as snobby as it may sound, exclusive private school kids do not engage in social functions with public school kids. Doesn’t happen. Any public school kid who says so is lying. I know this from my own experience and that of my friends and relations who also attended private school. If you didn’t go to private school, you might object, but if you did, then you know I speak the truth.

In short, private schools are as exclusive socially as they are in terms of admission. You are either part of that, or utterly excluded. The problem now is that only those part of that world know that. And we are a very small group.

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September 28, 2018 at 12:08 am

Bravo Lindsey Graham

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Now there are three words I never thought I’d write.

Nonetheless, Lindsey Graham deserves kudos for the way he acted at today’s show trial in the senate. And he gave all the other squishes cover (and as head squish, that’s important).

Watch for yourself.


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September 27, 2018 at 6:35 pm

How On Earth Do They Look in the Mirror?

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Amnesty International – a group that does not exactly live up to its lofty goals – has weighed in on the present nonsense regarding Judge Kavanaugh. Let’s be clear – none of the accusations are credible despite what the various Democrats shrilly state. But the simple fact that such a group as AI has decided to weigh in is enough to set one’s teeth.

Let’s be clear – the United States Constitution lays out that it is the United States Senate that has the advice and consent function to confirm or deny principal federal officers especially justices of the Supreme Court.

No one else has this duty. And while they may give an opinion, I can’t help but feel that those who are trying to tell the Senate what to do do – especially when it comes to ‘nomination must be withdrawn’ – should shut the F up. I believe this because those saying so came out against Judge Kavanaugh BEFORE he was nominated. Color me done when you’ve exhibited your bias before there is a subject to be biased. Putzes.

Right now, I don’t care. I don’t believe that Judge Kavanaugh is guilty of a single iota of the charges against him. However, given Keith Ellison, and all the other Democrats accused/guilty of various sexual peccadilloes, I have one response to the Diane Feinsteins of the world. GO POUND SAND!

Your hypocrisy sickens me. Your naked quest for power at the expense of anything decent is revolting. You Democrats must be stopped.

So, vote! Damnit! Vote! Every Republican, every American, every person in this country who despises tyranny must vote. And do NOT vote for ANY Democrat. Not one – not a single Democrat can be trusted. They are not ‘somehow’ independent, looking out for their local interests. They are evil, each and every one of them. They must be shunned and denied power. I grant you, most Republicans will be squishes, not quite what we would want. But they are not tyrants. A vote for a Democrat is a vote for fascism, for tyranny, for oppression. Don’t vote to put people in office who will steal from you, and who long to put you in camps. Just say NO to Democrats.

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September 24, 2018 at 11:29 pm

Just Sayin’

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I suspect if I accused someone of something – anything – and refused to testify about it they would not have to respond to it. Indeed, they would not find it somehow inimical to their job prospects. Just sayin …

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September 19, 2018 at 12:38 am

Casey Anthony

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I am deeply disturbed by the vigilante attitude towards the Casey Anthony verdict.

It’s unclear to me what really happened – I did not follow the case as it unfolded. What is clear to me is that the prosecution failed to prove its case, and that is what matters.

We live in a country where rule of law prevails – one is not convicted in the court of public opinion no matter how ‘obvious’ a person’s guilt appears to be. Talking heads on various networks who have no access to the facts are nothing short of idiots. Pay no attention to them.

We live in a country where EVIDENCE is what is needed to convict, and evidence is what was lacking here. Did Casey murder her daughter? Maybe. Is she an icky person? You bet. But the prosecution failed to prove a capital crime against her. They even failed to prove that Caylee Anthony was murdered. The jury had no choice but to acquit, and I (who have been on a jury) would have done the same. It doesn’t matter that Caylee was found duck-taped and gnawed – horrific though that is – it matters only what you can prove. The prosecution failed to prove motive, method, or even opportunity. That’s what is needed to prosecute a murder, and they failed on the basics. This is a prosecutorial team that needs to be fired as they clearly are incompetent.

What I find really scary is those who are now making noises about killing Casey because she “got away with murder.”

I find the lynch mob mentality terrifying. The rule of law is under siege.

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July 7, 2011 at 12:12 am

Posted in General, Judiciary, MSM

Interpreting Scalia’s Gesture

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There has been much talk about the gesture Justice Scalia made in response to a reporter’s question here in Boston last weekend, but I haven’t seen a picture of it until now. There have been various descriptions, but the photo in this article makes it clear that the Justice is being disingenuous when he says the gesture means “I couldn’t care less.” Maybe it does mean that in Sicily where Scalia’s ancestors apparently are from. However, in neighboring Naples, where my ancestors are from, flicking the back of the fingers of the right hand off the bottom of the chin means something very different indeed. And it is obscene.

Which is not to say that some reporters don’t deserve it, but such a gesture in public, in church, is beneath the dignity of a Supreme Court Justice.

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March 30, 2006 at 9:22 am

Posted in General, Judiciary, Politics

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Unsourced Lies from the Left

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So who is Doug Thompson?

Beats me, but he runs a site that is hugely slanted to the left, and apparently is quite comfortable with unsourced slander.

Behold this screed from his site called “Capitol Hill Blue” (in case you had doubt where he stood).

GOP leaders told Bush that his hardcore push to renew the more onerous provisions of the act could further alienate conservatives still mad at the President from his botched attempt to nominate White House Counsel Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court. “

“I don’t give a goddamn,” Bush retorted. “I’m the President and the Commander-in-Chief. Do it my way.”

“Mr. President,” one aide in the meeting said. “There is a valid case that the provisions in this law undermine the Constitution.”

“Stop throwing the Constitution in my face,” Bush screamed back. “It’s just a goddamned piece of paper!”

Mr. Thompson ‘claims’ to have corroboration:

I’ve talked to three people present for the meeting that day and they all confirm that the President of the United States called the Constitution “a goddamned piece of paper.”

Laying aside what the President may or may not have said about the Constitution, not to mention the political illiteracy of assuming conservatives have a problem with the Patriot Act, there’s a word repeated twice in this ‘news’ that undermines the credibility of the whole thing: “goddamn.”

Anyone out there ever heard a believing Christian use that term? There are lots of expletives I’ve been known to use from time to time, but that’s not one of them.

I’ve never heard a pious evangelical (which Bush is), Catholic (that would be me), or even mainline Protestant use the term. It’s a whole lot worse than the F-word to a believing Christian. So given that I don’t believe the President used that term, neither do I believe that he said such things about the Constitution. As to the three people who Mr. Thompson claims to have spoken to? I don’t think unsourced hearsay of three people who most likely weren’t at the alleged meeting count. (I also can’t confirm the Gonzales quote, but is that a surprise?)

Next time Mr. Thompson wants to make stuff up about the President, he should be careful to use a believable expletive.

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December 22, 2005 at 4:56 pm

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