Yesterday, the Internet Archive published the 1983 edition of Cupola, the yearbook of Georgetown Prep, the elite academy and hive of rape-culture where would-be Supreme Court Justice drank his way through four years of tutelage. Read the rest
News reports and personal accounts from people who knew him show that Brett Kavanaugh lied again and again at his Senate confirmation hearing. How can this sputtering, raging, serial liar possibly be considered for the role of a Supreme Court justice? Read the rest
Senator Jeff Flake doesn't look like he's convinced yet on whether or not Brett Kavanaugh is fit for the Supreme Court. At the The Atlantic festival in Washington D.C. today, he said he was "very troubled by the tone of the remarks" made by Kavanaugh last week during his hearing.
“I hope I would sound that indignant if I was unjustly maligned,” he said, “but then it went on. And the interaction with the members was sharp and partisan and that concerns me,” Flake said. "And I tell myself you give a little leeway because of what he's been through. But, on the other hand, we can't have this on the Court. We simply can't."
After more than 800 Harvard Law School alumni signed a letter asking the university to drop Brett Kavanaugh as a lecturer, Kavanaugh threw in the towel. The judged, accused of sexual assault, has been teaching at Harvard for about 10 years and was supposed to teach a course, “The Supreme Court Since 2005," next semester. Although the students hadn't yet submitted their letter, they were informed last night by a member of the law school curriculum committee that the Supreme Court nominee "... indicated that he can no longer commit to teaching his course in January Term 2019, so the course will not be offered.”
“Now more than ever," the students wrote, "HLS must send a clear message that it takes sexual violence seriously. The accusations against Judge Kavanaugh, including those by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, are credible and grave. They seriously call into question his character and morality, and should disqualify him from . . . any position of esteem, including lectureships at HLS.”
According to The Washington Post:
A Harvard Law School spokeswoman shared a message from [Dean John] Manning sent to students Friday, saying these had been painful, difficult times for the nation and their community, with the battle over the Supreme Court confirmation bringing into sharp focus “questions about sexual assault, fair process, fitness and character for high office, the integrity of the political process, and more.”
Image: by CSPAN - https://www.c-span.org/video/?181538-1/judicial-nominations, Public Domain, Link Read the rest
Art is often most powerful when it makes you feel uncomfortable and Seattle-based artist John Criscitello has got that sentiment dialed in.
He shared his latest work -- a set of oh-so-wrong-they're-right throw pillow covers with images of Brett Kavanaugh's 1982 calendar -- on Facebook with the chipper message, "Great for your Beach House !"
Criscitello's "Beach Week" pillow covers are available on Redbubble in five sizes, starting at $24.98 each.
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Beach Week From Boing Boing, the free encyclopedia
Beach Week is a 2018 black comedy film written, produced, edited, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. The film stars George Clooney, Frances McDormand, Brad Pitt, Gary Oldman, Tilda Swinton, Steve Buscemi, Stephen Root, Josh Brolin and J. K. Simmons with William Zabka as Jeff Flake. It was released in the United States on September 28, 2018, and in the United Kingdom on October 17, 2018.Beach Week Theatrical release poster Written and Directed by Joel CoenEthan Coen Starring George ClooneyFrances McDormandTilda SwintonBrad Pitt Release date September 30, 2018 (United States) Budget $420,000  Box office $50,375,838  Legerdemain Rob BeschizzaBoing Boing Plot
Republican leader Mitch McConnell (Gary Oldman) has a difficult relationship with U.S. President Donald Trump (Stephen Root), whose incompetence and sheer vulgarity has made the party deeply unpopular. Looming midterm elections are expected to favor Democrats in a landslide, but the retirement of a Supreme Court justice presents a last opportunity for the GOP to remake America's political landscape for decades to come.
The party leadership is concerned that their ideal nominee, Amy Barrett (Tilda Swinton), is too conservative to pass muster with a closely-divided Senate. So top GOP aide George (George Clooney) concocts a plan to nominate a stalking horse candidate, Brett Kavanaugh (Brad Pitt) who party chiefs know to have a dark and disqualifying past. Read the rest
This is very satisfying. Read the rest
That is what radio host and Fox News pundit Kevin Jackson (screengrabbed above) called Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's alleged sexual assault victims, in a series of tweets today. Read the rest
There is now a fourth allegation, and it involves physical assault. Read the rest
Here are some timely resources for sexual violence survivors and the people who love them.
RAINN is an important non-profit organization that has been advocating for the rights and dignity of sexual violence victims for a long time. They put out a statement on the Cosby verdict today, and some great advice for people who have survived sexual violence, and their loved ones. Because days like today are tough. Read the rest
Song parodist and comedian Randy Rainbow really knows how to make lemonade from our lemon of a government.
His latest song, titled "Kavanaugh," is set to the tune of Camelot from the eponymous musical and it slams on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge (cough*serial rapist*cough) Brett Kavanaugh.
Because when they go low, we go Lerner and Loewe.
What does a man with nothing to hide do? He runs off to a beach house in Delaware, and finds refuge amid piles of rumpled clothes and boxes of vintage Superman comics. Read the rest
Attorney Michael Avenatti told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow that his client, whom he describes as a “witness and a victim,” is going to come forward within the next 48 hours with new allegations against Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Read the rest
Watch the full interview with Kavanaugh below.
Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh has now been credibly accused by multiple women of sexual assault. He gave Fox News an “emotional” and “intimate” interview, says Fox News, with his wife Ashley Estes Kavanaugh seated beside him as the traditional long-suffering female prop.
The content of the interview was creepy, weird, and reveals a lot about how the administration will likely retaliate against Christine Blasey Ford and others who accuse Kavanaugh of serious sexual misconduct. Read the rest