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July 09, 2018

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Threadkiller

Trump looks like he is going to nap standing up.

henry

Yale, DKE... secret societies not mentioned. I assume he was in one. Kennedy clerk, W appointee. Catholic. Certainly punches all the swamp buttons.

Bunky

Swamp thing times ten. Obamacare is a tax

Bunky

I wish it was the lady

Another Bob

Not totally thrilled with this pick.

Bunky

Or Tom Cotton

Davod

"Trump looks like he is going to nap while standing."

Economical user of time.

Beester

Not thrilled yet better than a Hillary pick.

Comanche Voter

Well Rachel Madcow's head will explode. But it would have exploded anyway, regardless of who the pick was.

Threadkiller

Patterico and his Circle Jerkers are going Soggy Biscuit over this pick. They couldn't be happier.

That makes me nervous.

Bunky

Did they sand blast John Roberts face?

Miss Marple the Deplorable

My opinion:

He was on the list of 25. If people didn't like him, they should have spoken up when that list was released.

I assume the President knows what he is doing. He has to consider forces arrayed against the pick, votes in the Senate, and background.

I am fine with Kavanaugh.

Dave (in MA)

FNC chyron: "A JUDGE MUST BE INDEPENDENT AND MUST INTERPRET THE LAW, NOT MAKE THE LAW".

What a concept.

anonamom

RINOs happy tonight.


Oh well...
you can't always get what you want, as POTUS reminds us at every rally, but sometimes, you get what you need.

Word is Amy gets RBG's seat.

DJT 2020!

Bunky

Manchin will vote for him

Jack is Back!!

Bushies wanted him. Think about that. Back to status quo. No fight left in Trump. Is he wearing out?

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Ari Fleischer
‏Verified account @AriFleischer
11m11 minutes ago

I worked with Brett in the Bush White House. He is calm, cool and unflappable. He is also intellectually driven - one of the wisest and most thoughtful people I’ve ever met. He also happens to be a really nice guy.

rse

The fact that edwin meese is there is not a plus for the pick.

He will be better than a hillary pick, but I read through his aei lecture on rehnquist from last fall and hoped it was not him.

Like with education where we keep hiring jeb bush acolytes, trump does listen to some people I wish he did not.

Porchlight

No, Jack.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Jack, rse,

As I said before, if he is so bad, why didn't we hear about him when that list was released?

The President has to take into account things beyond our knowledge.

I am fine with the pick. He seems like a normal person.

Porchlight

Confirmation guaranteed.

Suck it, Senate Dems. You will go into November with no protection.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Mike Lee
‏Verified account @SenMikeLee
11m11 minutes ago

Judge Kavanaugh is a well-respected jurist who deservedly received bipartisan support when confirmed to the D.C. Circuit in 2006. I know him to be a smart and fair judge, one of the most admired appellate judges in the country. #SCOTUS #SCOTUSpick

Beasts of England

Kavanaugh has two daughters and we all know that only really, really good guys get to have two daughters. Just sayin'... :)

Captain Hate

I trust DJT on this although I was hoping it would be someone else.

Captain Hate

Troo dat, Beasts.

Bunky

This just in!!!!!: in 1969 Brett Kavanaugh was four years old, thus he avoided serving in Vietnam........

Beester

DJT 2020. Hear, hear anonamom!

Janet 🚬

((The President has to take into account things beyond our knowledge. ))

Exactly. A wild youth. A spouse that had a wild youth. A rock painted inappropriately somewhere they used to vacation.
So many pitfalls nowadays.

sbwaters

catsmeat: I wish it had been an age with better thoughts

Then and now.

Stephanie, Nene, Not your Normal Grandma


Shannon Bream
‏Verified account @ShannonBream
5m5 minutes ago

Very few times I’ve felt threatened while out in the field. The mood here tonight is very volatile. Law enforcement appears to be closing down 1st Street in front of SCOTUS

Dave (in MA)

Nam Blumenthal says that the 4 finalists were a list of "right-wing fringe ideologues".

Momto2

A rock painted inappropriately somewhere they used to vacation.

janet - I love how you always pluck from history the most succinct examples!!

Pinandpuller

The guy subbing for Levin the other day speculated that Kennedy made a deal with Trump to step down if Kavanaugh was his replacement.

Frau Edith Steingehirn

Beasts - the younger daughter looks like she is a dark ginger. Could it be?

RattlerGator

Why is SCOTUS a Harvard/Yale club?

Posted by: Another Bob | July 09, 2018 at 09:14 PM

Indeed. I'm seriously tired of it.

That said, I loved his presentation. He certainly appears ready to deal with any confirmation noise.

Stephanie, Nene, Not your Normal Grandma

https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1016491058908233734

Thomas Collins

Toughest one for red state Dem Senators and RINO Senators to vote against. Makes Tony Kennedy happy (art of the deal). Solid record on Court of Appeals. Trump once again proves he knows when to tweet provocatively and knows when to be politic. Excellent choice. Mitch McConnell will bring this one to fruition before the election.

Captain Hate

Martha Raddatz must be popping Xanax like they're breath mints.

Stephanie, Nene, Not your Normal Grandma

https://twitter.com/joshdcaplan/status/1016494377756250112

PD

This is politically expedient pick to get through the "Senate Ricketts". I believe that this jurist had the largest amount of opinions and dissents, so that may give (D)'s the excuse to drag out the confirmation process. I do not believe that this is a good thing.

Captain Hate

Why is SCOTUS a Harvard/Yale club?

Posted by: Another Bob | July 09, 2018 at 09:14 PM

Indeed. I'm seriously tired of it.

That makes at least three of us.

Porchlight

PD, I don't think they have much power to drag it out. I think TC is right.

henry

DKE activities will not look as good as a painted rock. Especially with the idiots getting banned from campus a few years ago. No, I will never tell (bribery with quality potables aside). Kavanuagh was after I graduated anyway.

Beasts of England

I thought so too, Frau!! Even better! :)

Catsmeat

Yes, sbw, re wishing the times were better, but pace Cicero I always assume ours are the worst possible (leaving aside the wonders of ac, antibiotics and the Iphone)--(forgot insecticides) (forgot trains, planes, and automobiles) ...

clarice feldman

Good pick when you have a slim majority:https://pjmedia.com/trending/5-things-to-know-about-trumps-supreme-court-pick-brett-kavanaugh/

narciso

Scalia even wanted more variety, more midwestern or southern big 10 schools another cookie choice, well we do have a Possom congress.

Captain Hate

Even Patterico seems sane. Is there anyone Drumpf can't brainwash?

jimmyk

From the last thread, about that Central Park fiasco:
jimmyk, you need to get out of town!

No worries, I'll not only be out of town, but out of the country.

Kavanaugh wasn't my first choice, but I think he'll be fine. Probably more consistently conservative than Kennedy. Trump will likely have a larger Senate majority when RBG finally keels over. Then the lib heads will really explode of Barrett is nominated.

Pinandpuller

Kavanaugh did survive investigating Vince Foster's "suicide".

Frau Edith Steingehirn

My fav was Amul Thapar, RG. This is still winning, and I am happy with Pres. Trump's own pick. I'm going to enjoy the moment. Now it's up to McConnell & Co.

Judge Kavanaugh cannot help it that his parents *forced* him to attend Yale. He probably wanted Berkeley. :->

narciso

He has the mind stone, don't forget,

RattlerGator

This may be a huge positive from the announcement tonight:

Kavanaugh nomination shows Trump Administration is serious about taming the administrative state. His opinions on AdLaw issues already get SCOTUS attention. Now he'll be at the table.

— Jonathan H. Adler (@jadler1969) July 10, 2018

Hopefully this is right on the money.

Stephanie, Nene, Not your Normal Grandma

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DhtUgeIVQAAXQ0C.jpg

Captain Hate

“I will oppose Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination with everything I have, and I hope a bipartisan majority will do the same,” Schumer said. “The stakes are simply too high for anything less.”

Earth to Schmucky: you got nothing! BOHICA!

Pinandpuller

Mitch McConnell will bring this one to fruition before the election.

Posted by: Thomas Collins | July 09, 2018 at 09:41 PM

If he stops going out to dinner.

Janeprobably about 10 minutes after getting ther

I got a text from a friend of mine about 8;45. He had just gotten a text from a friend who was a guest at the WH. She thought it was Kavanaugh because she saw some of his people there, but she was guessing. I find that amazing.

Janeprobably about 10 minutes after getting ther

Btw I thought he gave a wonderful speech.

Stephanie, Nene, Not your Normal Grandma

I've been stealing some of y'all's comments for twitter. They have been excellent!

Porchlight

Trump will likely have a larger Senate majority when RBG finally keels over.

That is what it looks like to me. Kavanaugh seems safer for now. R Senate majority will be larger after January 2019.

Janeprobably about 10 minutes after getting ther

Don't steal mine Stephanie. I don't want to get anyone in trouble

narciso


No connection to weinstein?

https://mobile.twitter.com/amyfiscus/status/1015731041405

RattlerGator

Frau, I wanted Barrett for the political showdown of it all but . . . politically, this was a very shrewd selection.

I love Thapar, too. We're lucky to have a range of great choices. Trump's list at least begins to comprehend this is a big ass country with a wide range of outstanding candidates for the Supreme Court.

I'm just hoping he's (meaning, The Prez) going to reestablish the reality that not only do you *not* have to be a jurist but you *also* don't have to be a lawyer.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Statement on Kavanaugh by President George W. Bush:

Pinandpuller

Kavanaugh's not wearing a wedding ring, but he has a cute family.

Pinandpuller

An Irish only child? I hope they don't put him in The Smithsonian.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Three tweets combined:

Franklin Graham
‏Verified account @Franklin_Graham
14m14 minutes ago

.@POTUS @realDonaldTrump kept his word—again. He promised the American people that if he had the opportunity, he’d nominate conservative justices to the U.S. Supreme Court, & he’s done just that. @CNN said it was the “Supreme Court pick for the ages.” 1/3

The progressive, socialist left are of course already enraged. Another conservative justice threatens their agendas and the direction they were trying to push this country. They are rallying their forces and had begun protesting even before the announcement was made! 2/3

Thank God for this long awaited opportunity to change the makeup of the U.S. Supreme Court. We need to be faithful to pray for Judge Kavanaugh and his family during this very intense confirmation process. 3/3

Pinandpuller

Why are you proud that a majority of your clerks are women? Why are you ripping them away from their children?

mad jack

any bitching about this pick is like complaining that there aren't enough ice cubes in your cocktail at your totally comped beach vacation at a high end resort. i was in the "hillary will never be president" crowd but that was because i dreaded the idea of her as president. PDT has been amazing and has saved this country, for the present.

James D.

Why is SCOTUS a Harvard/Yale club?

I'm with you 100% on this.

Robin on an iDevice

Sounds like the optics were beautifully handled. Is this the new Fox News dude’s influence?

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2018/07/brett-kavanaugh-an-excellent-beginning.php

gentlejim

Kavanaugh has two daughters and we all know that only really, really good guys get to have two daughters. Just sayin'... :)

Posted by: Beasts of England | July 09, 2018 at 09:31 PM

Really, really, really god guys get to have three daughters. Just sayin’ a little more. ;)

Robin on an iDevice

Michael - thanks for checking out my site! I’m having a lot of fun with the project.

Miss Marple the Deplorable

This was discussed earlier today:

https://cbs4indy.com/2018/07/09/tab-hunter-iconic-1950s-actor-dead-at-86/

GUS

I heard he coaches basketball for the CYO, and loves to read, and play tennis. His favorite color is purple, OH! And he is known to play 4-chess in his spare time....

Miss Marple the Deplorable

One thing - Trump got George W. Bush to say something positive about his presidency! LOL!

narciso

I was surprised tab was still around.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Fin Gomez
‏Verified account @finnygo
3m3 minutes ago

NEW: @PressSec on her way out of East room, following the Kavanaugh announcement, told WH reporters she expects Brett Kavanaugh to be confirmed by October 1st.

Tom R

And he is known to play 4-chess in his spare time....

Now we know the real reason Trump picked him.

GUS

Rodham is riding coach right now. Billy Da Rapist is taking her to Disneyworld for some R&R. I'm sure she brought her own hotsauce.

WHAT TIL SHE HEARS THE NEWS.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Shannon Bream
‏Verified account @ShannonBream
4m4 minutes ago

Literally had to bail on our live show from #SCOTUS. Moving the show back to the safety of the studio. See y’all at 11p @FoxNews

GUS

Hey Tom R, where have you been??

narciso

In other news:


https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/07/09/novichok

Miss Marple the Deplorable

Spotted in the East Room after SCOTUS nominee announcement: Rudy Giuliani and Rod Rosenstein shaking hands pic.twitter.com/lfDjtUOAP2

— Arlette Saenz (@ArletteSaenz) July 10, 2018

Photo at link. Seems friendly.

Porchlight

mad jack: Amen!!

GUS

Coming home tonight, I'm on the circle off ramp next to my house. Half way thru the circle a VERY healthy coyote is standing next to my lane staring at me. Best looking COYOTE I've seen, not mangy or dirty, but his mouth was open and his teeth were sharp.

Miss Marple the Deplorable


Vice President Mike Pence
‏Verified account @VP
7m7 minutes ago

Judge Kavanaugh is a man of great integrity, intellect and reverence for the laws and Constitution of the United States. The US Senate should move swiftly to confirm Judge Kavanaugh as the newest justice to the SCOTUS!

narciso

Jeremy hunt, for foreign minister, yes that makes sense.

Pinandpuller

Look at me, I was a psychologist for 43 years, Womp Womp!

Dr. Tom Martin PhD.


@DrTomMartinPhD
1h1 hour ago
More
Surprise, Surprise, Surprise Trump Chooses Brett Kavanaugh another WHITEY-WHITE-WHITE FAKE ASS Kreese-chin MALE, KKK Grand Wizard Want-To-Be. It was considerate of him not to wear his White-Hood so we could see his face. #Maddow

PD

CH - from the other day and your query in Tomatoes growing in the Midwest.

NORTH GARDEN

We started picking Cherry Tomatoes (Sweet 100s) about 10 days ago, Early Girls 7 days ago, and the Fourth of Julys 5 days ago.

We planted starting on May 10th and ending on May 24th, which included 6 types of Tomatoes (had some from 3 types), sweet corn (12 tassels so far), 7 types of peppers (had some from 3 types), 2 types of cucumbers (had some of each), sugar snap peas (had some), 2 types of beans (had plenty of Bush Beans). We have about 10 different herbs in planters around the outside edge of the fenced-in garden, which helps keeps the deer out.

SOUTH GARDEN

We have pumpkins, yellow squash, and yellow zucchini, which were planted May 30th. We have at least 1 zucchini which is just about ready to pick.

daddy

Kavanaugh has two daughters and we all know that only really, really good guys get to have two daughters. Just sayin'... :)

Word!

Stephanie, Nene, Not your Normal Grandma

I just walked the into the local liberal run bookstore here in town and asked for Trump's new immigration book.
The owner said "Get the fuck out!"
I said, "Yeah, that one."....

Pinandpuller

Best looking COYOTE I've seen, not mangy or dirty, but his mouth was open and his teeth were sharp.

Posted by: GUS | July 09, 2018 at 10:31 PM

No cardboard sign? Anything Helps God Bless

Miss Marple the Deplorable

TAKE NOTES, .@JoeBiden... pic.twitter.com/wkN6jJ6EuF

— Austen Fletcher (@fleccas) July 10, 2018

Photo at link. President Trump sets a good example. Joe should pay attention!

Stephanie, Nene, Not your Normal Grandma

Best looking COYOTE I've seen, not mangy or dirty, but his mouth was open and his teeth were sharp.

Posted by: GUS | July 09, 2018 at 10:31 PM

Was there a roadrunner anywhere around?

RattlerGator

Great one, Stephanie.

Beasts of England

You are very blessed indeed, Gentlejim!!

RattlerGator

And by that, I mean the GTFO one.

Porchlight

Guys with two daughters:

GWB
John Kerry
Donald J. Trump
Mr Porch

Verdict is still out :)

narciso

Trump is the road runner,

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