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  1. King Ned Stark

    US Politics: Red Whine Hangover

    Which is why we have the constitution to protect the people from government abuse, as well as the abuse of the majority over the minority. Right? The US is a republic, and a democracy.
  2. King Ned Stark

    US Politics: Red, Red Whine

    On your second point, I have to disagree. I went back through some of the video: Mitchell: did you pay for the polygraph? Ford: I don’t know. Mitchell: do you know who paid for the polygraph? Ford: I don’t know yet. I may not be abreast of the entire situation, but who is? All we have are opinions here. Ford said she didn’t know if she paid for the polygraph. That seems worth thinking about. I think we can all agree there are fanatics on any side of a dispute, and this is a very significant time for the Supreme Court. So it doesn’t seem beyond the pale that this could be a setup; especially considering the timing, Feinstein knew 2 months ago. And now, you have a goofball (a serious caller, I think) calling me a troll. I can assure you, I am the least partisan and least biased person on this thread at the moment; but I’m a troll. I didn’t vote for Trump, I’d never heard of Kavanaugh until Trump nominated him. I’ve never used a racial slur, mistreated a woman, I believe in LGBT rights, will come to the table of the 2nd amendment, if, the left would come to the table on Roe v. Wade. I have a sneaking suspicion that you guys don’t care about that, you want total victory over the “old white men”, so you can flip the oppression. Good luck to ya, I won’t help anyone oppress anyone else.
  3. King Ned Stark

    US Politics: Red, Red Whine

    I know this isn’t a trial, my belief however, is that if he didn’t break any law (not his temperament or he drank in high school), then vote on him and be done with. What’s wrong with voting on his nomination at weeks end if the FBI investigation does nothing to further the claims of sexual assasult? @Bonnot OG, @DanteGabriel, @DMC, talking tough on an anonymous Internet forum doesn’t make you tough, it makes you sound foolish. I watched an hour of testimony and read a 5 page memo one time. I’m sure there are things I missed or am flat out wrong about. It’s my opinion, that she is not credible in making an allegation stick that Kavanaugh broke the law. Have the investigation, barring any further evidence of wrongdoing, then vote him in or out by the normal procedures of the Supreme Court. Is it about right and wrong, or is it about the hope that delaying and then scrubbing Kavanaugh will push any further nominee under the scrutiny of a democrat led senate?
  4. King Ned Stark

    US Politics: Red, Red Whine

    @Week, will take a look at it. Have some work to do at the moment.
  5. King Ned Stark

    US Politics: Red, Red Whine

    Ah, okay. See above, I guess.
  6. King Ned Stark

    US Politics: Red, Red Whine

    I don’t watch Fox News. I believe I am on record here as stating that an investigation is necessary. That was honestly my reaction after watching the testimony and before Mitchell’s memo. Disregarding all the holes in her story, that’s not a dealbreaker as it did happen thirty something years ago; it was also telling for me the gaps in her knowledge on more current events. As in, her psychiatrist got the incident wrong, no one knows who leaked the information at the 11th hour, or who paid for the polygraph test, but Feinstein was advising her on law firms. Leyland Keyser claiming she never socialized with Kavanaugh. As I said, an investigation is necessary, but I try to look at objectively, not just pick a side and then go from there. Kavanaugh did not come off well, but to me, he did not (at this point, pre-investigation) come across as having sexually assaulted Dr. Blasey Ford.
  7. King Ned Stark

    US Politics: Red, Red Whine

    The Rachel Mitchell memo is a decidedly bad look for Dr. Blasey Ford, and I think, for the Democrats in general. I had said earlier it was a virtual he said/she said, but Mitchell claims that it is actually worse than that.
  8. King Ned Stark

    US Politics: Judge Dread

    You don’t think that every SCOTUS is partisan?
  9. King Ned Stark

    US Politics: Judge Dread

    Well, that is something. It’s pertains to why I think it is silly to disregard presumption of innocence and burden of proof and all that. It’s all fine and well as long as it’s a political weapon to use against your enemies; if said tactic is used against you, then it starts to seem a bit unfair. To everyone who said they think Kavanaugh, even if innocent, is unworthy of SCOTUS, that’s fine. Everyone has a right to an opinion.
  10. King Ned Stark

    US Politics: Judge Dread

    No, I don’t think that. Do you think that if Ford’s claims somehow turn out to be completely false, that Kavanaugh is still unqualified for SCOTUS
  11. King Ned Stark

    US Politics: Judge Dread

    I understand that, I believe the principle still applies. While I won’t worry for Kavanaugh should he not be voted in even if he was innocent. He’s wealthy enough to get along. I do think it is dangerous to assume guilt on anyone based on an accusation.
  12. King Ned Stark

    US Politics: Judge Dread

    I don’t know, it’s an ugly situation however you look at it; especially considering most sexual assaults are probably going to be confined to just the perpetrator and the victim. But doing away with preponderance of evidence, innocent until proven guilty, are dangerous choices, IMO. Maybe it’s the wrong way to look at it, but I think I’d rather see nine guilty people walk free than see one innocent person wrongfully condemned.
  13. King Ned Stark

    US Politics: Judge Dread

    You kind of made @Vin‘s point. Up thread people are contemplating if criminal charges can be brought on Kavanaugh, and the investigation hasn’t even started. So far it seems to be a literal he said/she said, but to believe him over Ford means you defend rapists? I’m okay with an investigation, but I do believe in innocence until proven guilty, rule of law, and that the burden of proof lies with the accuser.
  14. King Ned Stark

    US Politics: Crossing that Ford

    The Clintons still have a fair amount of influence within the Democratic Party, though. There is no great outcry for Keith Ellison to resign, either, as far as I can tell. It is the point that I inadequately tried to raise in the previous thread. Aceluby is right, IMO, the Democratic Party should turn their collective back on the Clinton’s and close that chapter. Perhaps, though, they do not feel it is politically expedient to do so. They seem to have learned their lesson from Franken, it is better to overlook transgressions from our side to ensure victory. And truly, that happens on both sides, and both sides talk their way around it and call the other hypocrites. And I guess that’s okay, but you can not call it a principle, it’s a weapon to use against your adversaries.
  15. Okay, that’s great. Why call me a rape apologist? You don’t see a problem from people of is ilk, that if you don’t agree with me you are evil and should be squashed? For a forum that sucks up to GRRM about his writing on the nuance of humanity; this forum has really dumbed-down humanity to black versus white.
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