Kevin and Charlie discuss the Kavanaugh panic.

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  1. Coolidge

    The Ford accusation, coming very late in the confirmation process, seemed to me to be too similar to the Anita Hill allegations and too much of a coincidence to be truthful.

    If the Ford allegations had been true, one of those 6 FBI investigations would have picked up on them.

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    • October 8, 2018 at 2:20 pm
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  2. Member

    I also am missing the gene Charlie talked about. And I think it’s a good thing that we do. My god the hysteria–and an ugly, distorted nakedness that the Greeks saw as part of human nature but that we postmodernists foolishly deny at our peril.* It was Roman in its excesses, the reverse of Obama’s first inauguration. As proto-libertarian Rose Wilder Lane, daughter of Laura Ingalls Wilder and author of The Discovery of Freedom (1943), warned, the loss of language is destined to take its toll on the public mindset, and it certainly has. I personally did not find any of the accusations credible in the sense of the term as I’ve always understood it (that is, in the context of evidence being offered). Compelling, sure; credible, too much of a stretch. But even in the sense of the term as used in media reports throughout (i.e., that Ford was telling the truth), her account being credible never proved Kavanaugh’s denial a lie, as was so often asserted in my presence. Shame on the ACLU. Surely Nadine Strossen is aghast. Harry Reid destroying the filibuster to fill some appellate seats does not seem to occur to Democratic party partisans as a big mistake on their part. So now they’re trying to do it to themselves again by reducing evidence to emotion. But this time, regular Americans and not just judicial procedure will be damaged.

    *From a recent fortune cookie: Life is a comedy to those who think; a tragedy to those who feel.

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    • October 9, 2018 at 9:05 am
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  3. Reagan

    It has been so much fun to listen to podcasts today!

    • #3
    • October 9, 2018 at 6:52 pm
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