Almost in passing, Leonard Pitts, Jr., notes a confluence. Follow the link for context:
Here, then, is where we stand: After supporting senatorial candidate Roy Moore (a credibly accused child molester) President Donald Trump (a confessed perpetrator of sexual assault) has nominated to the Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh (a credibly accused attempted rapist) who would, if confirmed, serve alongside Clarence Thomas (a credibly accused sexual harasser).
. . . and a polite society is a clean society.
Police in the small Berkshire Country town of Monterey say the 70-year-old man was at a table in his home Wednesday afternoon cleaning the firearm when it discharged.
Harold J. Stone, as Mike Martine:
Be polite to your romantic partners.
First responders arrived to find the man applying pressure to a wound on the right side of his 21-year-old girlfriend of four months. She told police they had just returned to his apartment after getting dinner when she heard a gunshot and (she–ed.) fell to the ground.
The man gave a brief statement at the scene, saying that the couple had just gotten back to his apartment from dinner. He always has a pistol with him, and he thought he cleared the rounds from it when they returned. He said he didn’t realize it was loaded when it went off, and the bullet hit his girlfriend.
He didn’t know the gun was loaded (sigh).
Thom and Greg Palast discuss recent events in the Republican gut-out-the-vote effort.
At the Bangor Daily News, Eric Shepherd finds an object lesson in the reaction to the allegations of assault against Brett Kavanaugh; follow the link for details.
Here’s a snippet, somewhat aside from the object lesson mentioned above, but nevertheless powerful:
Do please read the rest.
I was a teen in the 60s. It wasn’t normal then, either.