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  1. shabba4detroit

    Honk if Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted you.

    But nobody talked about how terrible Clark and Darden were on the big stage -- until after the fact. I recall the talking heads telling us how a stunt like the glove would not matter -- while I was wagering cash monkey on OJ's impending freedom. #cleanedup
  2. shabba4detroit

    Honk if Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted you.

    In Michigan, the state Courts use the Plain Language standard in interpretation of legislation. It basically is what it sounds like -- the Courts presume that the Legislature meant what they said in the passing of the statute, and in the language that the legislature used -- if the Legislature wanted to say anything additional or different, they would have. For instance, in family law we have the 100 mile rule. If the court has jurisdiction over two parents by the entry of a domestic relations judgment, those parents cannot move more than 100 miles from their current residence (or out of state) unless that move brings them closer to the other party, without an agreement of the parties or order of the Court. (Designed to keep the party with physical custody from moving away from the other party punitively or without recourse.) Regardless, there was a court decision within the past 10 years on the issue of what 100 miles meant. In most states, such an argument would be de minimus, but there are areas in the UP within 100 miles of Traverse City, for instance -- that are much further away by car (look at a map, Ohioans). Should the Courts use an actual 100-mile radius, or 100 road miles? While the intent of the law absolutely suggests that the latter should be used, the Court decided that if the Legislature wanted to use anything but an actual 100 miles, it would have said so.
  3. shabba4detroit

    Honk if Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted you.

    The most obvious example I can think of is the OJ Simpson trial. The only 12 people in the country who did not have the benefit of every wannabe political expert explaining to them why every bit of evidence or every word of testimony was good for the Prosecution every day for nine months were the only 12 people in the country that didn't think OJ did it.
  4. shabba4detroit

    Honk if Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted you.

    I do wonder if the farmers who wrote the Constitution could have wrapped their mind around the things that did not exist in the 1700s. Not the crazy stuff like space travel, but things like the industrial revolution, which moved the masses from the farms to the city, and several generations later, the bulk of the population has gone from being able to subsist on the land as an expectation to survive, to thinking that food comes from supermarkets. ( Laugh if you will at the camo-wearing, pickup truck driving, Budweiser drinking good-ol-boys clinging to their guns and their bibles, but come the zombie apocalypse, they're the ones that are gonna be stabbing our Walker asses in the eye to get us to stop finally.) Hungry kids are not a societal issue when you are living in the "you work, you eat" world of growing your own crops and butchering your own hog. To that end, health insurance is not a societal issue, when doctors are providing "cures" with bone saws and taking payments in "chickens", and things like diabetes and smallpox meant you died quickly at home, and the "cure" for TB was to pack up your things and head out west.
  5. shabba4detroit

    Honk if Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted you.

    I find it amusing whenever people try to ascribe "meaning" to the questions asked from the bench. It's all speculation, really. The judge asked a question -- he did not make an argument. Hard line? Maybe he wanted to hear how strongly the attorney defended his argument, maybe he wanted to make sure the attorney considered his argument at the extremes, maybe he just wanted clarity, maybe he just wanted attention. In my experience before the bench, the only thing I will take to the bank based upon a judge's behavior, is that if a judge is cutting you off, like really not allowing you to make or continue an argument, is that you're going to prevail. A judge is going to give you all the reasonable time you need to make your points if you are going to win, and is going to stop you short when she doesn't need to hear any more to agree with you. It's happened to me probably a half-dozen times -- including a judge telling me to "sit down and shut up" during the examination of an in pro per Defendant at one of my first bench trials when it was clear to her that the Defendant admitted enough for my client to prevail. (Twenty years later, and I can still recall the feeling of outrage morphing into something much more indescribably positive, when I realized what had actually happened as opposed to what I thought was happening.) But I digress. My point is, don't rely upon the courtroom speculations of people who need to sell newspapers, or get clicks, or whatever people do today to get paid for pushing information.
  6. shabba4detroit

    Honk if Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted you.

    It is taken more seriously now than it used to be. Attempted Rape is now a felony in the jurisdiction (IIRC, Maryland). Women are taken more seriously. The SOL on sexual assault in most jurisdictions has been extended or eliminated altogether. Rape kits are collected. Victim counseling is offered. (As an aside, I do understand the frustration of people who can say look how far we've come when they are met by the people who act like we're still condoning and practicing the bonking of women with a club to drag them back to our caves.) But a 35 year lapse in reporting the crime will remain a problem -- for sexual assault, or for really any crime. If Blasey-Ford were a man and accused Kavanaugh of punching her in the face, and everything else remained the same, we would look at 35 years, hazy memories, forgotten details, no corroborating witnesses, and Mr. Blasey-Ford claims gets disregarded as lacking any substantiation and nobody blinks an eye when it gets written off as "boys will be boys." And the fact that her claim got the attention that it did, that there was a hearing, that there was an additional background check, is that we do take sexual assault more seriously than most crimes -- not the opposite.
  7. shabba4detroit

    Honk if Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted you.

    I doubt that a pre-Watergate Dick Nixon could get elected as a Republican these days. The man created the EPA!!! THE EPA!!!
  8. shabba4detroit

    Honk if Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted you.

    Is it? The only crime Kavanaugh could have been charged with based upon Blasey-Ford's account was a misdemeanor. Drug possession could easily bump you into felony territory.
  9. shabba4detroit

    Honk if Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted you.

    No. Bernie got screwed by the same woman who called the sexual harrassment and assault claims against Bill Clinton a "vast right wing conspiracy."
  10. shabba4detroit

    Honk if Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted you.

    It was my pleasure, Melody.
  11. shabba4detroit

    Honk if Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted you.

    Why is this about Republicans? It is many of the same Democrats ginning up this faux outrage about Kavanaugh's behavior as a minor, who ignored, mocked and disregarded the claims of Paula Jones, Gennifer Flowers, Juanita Broderick, Monica Lewinsky et al. regarding Clinton's behavior while GOVERNOR OR PRESIDENT. That's right, they expect the behavior of a teenage boy to be superior to that of an elected official, as long as the elected official has the right letter after his name, and the teenage boy is now an appointee of someone with the wrong letter. It's partisanship by the party that ceded the moral high ground in the 1990s.
  12. shabba4detroit

    Honk if Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted you.

    They're just example of how it isn't women they support, but rather democratic voters that are women. Women are not a monolith, that can be led around by party pandering. They are a collection of individuals, with differing ideas, opinions and voting preferences. That's why it is ridiculous to hear about women voting against their interest. Who is anybody to say what anybody else's interest is?
  13. shabba4detroit

    Honk if Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted you.

    More likely, they will continue to be invoked as a means to illustrate hypocritical behavior by Democrats.
  14. shabba4detroit

    Honk if Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted you.

    Exactly, it has nothing to do with women. It has to do with Party. They don't care about what the Party can do for women, but what women can do for the party.
  15. shabba4detroit

    Honk if Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted you.

    Again, that would depend upon your metric. I found it to be an excellent point, based upon the metric I use.
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