Anita Hill Documentary Is Essential Viewing to Put the Brett Kavanaugh Hearings in Context – IndieWire

https://www.indiewire.com/2018/09/anita-hill-freida-lee-mock-documentary-christine-blasey-ford-1202005113/

The headline took the words right out of my mouth! πŸ™‚

This really was an Illuminating documentary. Fortunately I got to see it in theater in Bethesda, Maryland, when it came out. I would highly recommended in any case but especially right now I think it would be extremely valuable given the political context of the fraudulent Supreme Court hearings we’re witnessing these days.

I was somewhat politically aware during this episode in American history but watching the documentary was so much more enlightening and I came away from it with both an extremely high amount of respect for Anita Hill and an extremely high amount of disgust and disappointment in our white-male-supremacist political leadership (including the now beloved-by-association Uncle Joe Biden) that continues to infect our politics. It’s time for us to finally rid our American body of this virus don’t you think?

Brett Kavanaugh’s Yale-sponsored supermodel law clerk farm is exposed

‘No accident’ Brett Kavanaugh’s female law clerks ‘looked like models’, Yale professor told students

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/sep/20/brett-kavanaugh-supreme-court-yale-amy-chua?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

Geez Louise. What a racket. What a mess.

Folks, never put yourself below others (Amy Chua + 1, Yale, Ivy League, ANYTHING) because they appear to be somehow superior to yourself. To do so would always be an error.

My highlights are below:

This is the trash that the Republican Party scrapes up to be a Supreme Court Justice. In the United States of America. In 2018. Very impressive.

CNN: Two Republican senators urge committee to hear out Kavanaugh accuser before vote https://www.diigo.com/annotated/7ba20bf547894b5079c37ae8258904a6

Yeah. πŸ™‚ I think the least you could do is take the hour or so to hear out the accuser before the vote; you know, the vote to decide who’s going to sit on the Supreme Court of the United States of America for life.πŸ–•

Rhode Island governor sees off leftwing challenger in Democratic primary

Rhode Island governor sees off leftwing challenger in Democratic primary

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/sep/12/rhode-island-democratic-primary-challenge-matt-brown?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

During the bitter primary campaign, he sought to cast Raimondo as a β€œRepublican in disguise”.

β€œIt’s time to change what it means to be a Democrat in 2018,” Brown said in a campaign ad.

My condolences, Rhode Island. πŸ˜” I’m sorry you failed to recognize the opportunity you had to take a small step in the correct direction.

It’s either true or it isn’t.

For way longer than I suspect most likely people have been engaging in spin and manipulation of language for the purpose of deception. Here we have the president’s spokesperson obviously lying, answering questions that weren’t asked, dodging questions, making statements instead of giving answers, etc. And all thoughtful people are dutifully confounded by how this is allowed to happen much less continue to happen as long as it has in this shared, nightmarish, national farce of ours.

However those same pretentiously thoughtful people should examine the kind of bullshit they’ve tolerated, endorsed, sanctioned, reprinted, published, syndicated, aired, or even produced themselves.

When one opens the door to deceit the game is over. Or I should say rather that the game is just beginning. Because what you have in that case sadly is merely a game, a poor substitute for the sincere pursuit of truth; a game that we see like those on television where the only kind of cheating that isn’t vigorously encouraged is the kind that gets you caught. In other words cheating is absolutely okay; it’s the getting caught that is wrong. The former is called “playing hard”. The latter is called “cheating”.

So for every conservative idiot who holds her nose while Sarah Huckabee Sanders says two plus two equals five I would say that the door that is now widely ajar was first opened by the likes of Frank Luntz, Richard Nixon, Newt Gingrich, and way earlier than that. But I’m just talking about this country right now and this era. When you start to trade the truth for mere victory, however insignificant it might seem at the time, you then breach the dam and it becomes only a matter of time until the value of truth is lost entirely and all gravity is gone.

New York primary: governor Andrew Cuomo defeats Cynthia Nixon

New York primary: governor Andrew Cuomo defeats Cynthia Nixon

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/sep/13/andrew-cuomo-cynthia-nixon-new-york-primary?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_WordPress

Man, this really says bad, bad things about the Democratic Party. :-\ This was a clear, stark choice between a progressive, forward-thinking, unbeholden, plain-spoken candidate and a classic, white-male supremacist, patriarch figure, good guy, good fella, mansplaining, well-moneyed, slickster con man; and New York, a supposed bastion of liberalism picked the con man. Hopefully those actual Democrats, progressives, working people, principled individuals in those flyover states turn out in numbers sufficient not only to defeat the obviously rotten-to-the-core, wicked Republican Party but the self-serving, Wall Street-genuflecting, “centrist”, game-playing insiders within their own party.

CNN: Trump denies reality of nearly 3,000 dead Americans

CNN: Trump denies reality of nearly 3,000 dead Americans.
https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/13/politics/trump-puerto-rico-death-toll/index.html

Crazy? Stupid? Both?? The answer is, who cares! The only important point to keep in mind is we have a seriously defective electoral/educational/economic system in this country that allowed this foolish imbecile and his ilk to rise to power at all. We must address this at its root or else all is lost. It might not happen today, it might not happen tomorrow, but it will happen. Maybe it will be a very slow, painful miserable deterioration, or maybe it will be an explosive, dramatic, exciting explosion, but it will happen. And it is utterly preventable. All we need to do is wake up, open our eyes, and do what we all know needs to be done: stand up for what is right, do the right thing even though it is not what is commonly done, and persist in seeking truth. Because truth is our only salvation. End of story.

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