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Man reading news story about Kavanaugh:

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Mike Littwin sums up events to date.

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Tales of the Trumpling: Snapshots of Trickle-Down Trumpery 0

A Trumpled sisterhood.

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Republican Family Values 0

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).

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Baby Cages 0

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On His Honor 0

Title:  Kavanaugh's Oath.  Image:  Brett Kavanaugh being sworn in saying,

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

. . . and a polite society is a clean society.

Police say a Massachusetts man had to be airlifted to a hospital after apparently accidentally shooting himself in the arm while cleaning a gun.

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.

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Harold J. Stone, as Mike Martine:

When you see a snowball rolling, watch out for an avalanche.

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Endless Loop 0

Driftglass.

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Tales of the Trumpling: Snapshots of Trickle-Down Trumpery 0

Trumpling a city council candidate.

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Dark Money 0

More at TPM.

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Doctors without Boundaries 0

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Will Bunch attempts a taxonomy of Democrats.

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“An Armed Society Is a Polite Society” 0

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.

(snip)

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).

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The Voter Fraud Fraud 0

Thom and Greg Palast discuss recent events in the Republican gut-out-the-vote effort.

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Voltaire:

To the wicked, everything serves as pretext.

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Geeking Out 0

Watching cartoons with Xine under the Fluxbox window manager with the peak_ocean theme on Debian Stretch.

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Break Time 0

Off to drink liberally.

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Male Senate GOP walking down the Capitol steps with a female aide saying,

Via Job’s Anger.

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The Sound of Silence 0

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:

I was a teen in the 80s and it was in no way normal to hold a woman down while ripping off her bathing suit and placing a hand over her mouth and nose to muffle the screams.

Do please read the rest.

Aside:

I was a teen in the 60s. It wasn’t normal then, either.

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Gas Welfare 0

Against a background of hurricanes and wild fires, a weeping Oil Industry sobs to a sympathetic Trump EPA.  Trump's EPA says,

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