September 21, 2018

Are they going to say "time's up" suddenly in 7 minutes when the deadline hits?

ADDED, 2 minutes after the hour: No word yet.

Meade is watching MSNBC right next to me, and the people on that channel are freaking out, while nothing is happening.

ME: "Why do you watch MSNBC?"

MEADE: "Because they're the most extreme."

81 comments:

AustinRoth said...

No, they are Republicans. They will roll on their backs and expose their bellies.

Matthew Sablan said...

I mean, that's what a deadline means. I still distinctly remember someone failing a midterm because they were told they only had a 15 minute grace period and they showed up 16 minutes late.

Mr Wibble said...

I want a ball drop in Times Square.

Mike said...

Let's hope so!

Dave Begley said...

Deadlines have meaning. Yes.

Did you give students extra time for finals?

Did Debra Katz get special deals for law school exams in Madison? NO.

Matthew Sablan said...

Just saw some of her demands:

* Wants to testify second and Kavanaugh to appear first;
* Doesn’t want Kavanaugh in the room at the same time with her;
* Prefers not to be questioned by outside counsel, but rather by the senators on the committee;
* Would like the committee to subpoena Mark Judge, the other student Ford alleges to be in the room at the time of the assault, to testify;
* Says each senator should have equal time questioning (already committee practice);
* No time limit on her opening statement; and
* Will appear at a public hearing but she would like to limit the number of cameras to pool coverage.

So, my questions: Why not subpoena the third person she named, who ALSO doesn't remember? Why just the other person she's accusing who is a known drunk?

Also: What is Kavanaugh going to testify about? "What do you say about the accusation leveled against you by your accuser?" / "Nothing else, for now, I guess, since there's nothing new for me to respond to."

mccullough said...

They should just stay silent. No more responses.

Get back to her in 36 years.

Unknown said...

Shouldn’t they? Did you expect your students to turn in assignments on time? Or were you okay with them negotiating the terms of when, how and in what fashion they submitted work.

The problem is they have to be willing to take the oncoming hit from the democrat media arm, which will come no matter what they do. Flake and corker seem especially susceptible.

Matthew Sablan said...

"Or were you okay with them negotiating the terms of when, how and in what fashion they submitted work."

-- A lot of professors were, if there were good reasons and done ahead of time (or an emergency promptly noted.) I know plenty of people who got make up exams, etc. But, the difference was that they were trying to work *with* the professor, not against them. Which is vastly different than how Ford's legal team is working with Congressional Republicans.

mccullough said...

Ford and the other Dem operatives have been waiting for other accusers to come forward.

It hasn’t happened.

Let’s hear from The Husband.

Lucid-ides said...

Hysteria - from Ancient Greek ὑστερικός (husterikós, “suffering in the womb, i.e. hysterical”). See also The theory of a wandering uterus was developed in Ancient Greece, being mentioned in many sections of the Hippocratic treatise "Diseases of Women".

Good to see nothing's changed from the good old days of the Matrons of Athens. Every day that goes by is another day the 19th Amendment looks like a mistake.

Dave Begley said...

Katz and Ford will be destroyed at the hearing. A total and complete knockout and beatdown. The most humiliating legal defeat in modern American history.

Kavanaugh will account for every second of his Summer of '82. The other guy will admit he tried to feel up a drunk frosh after a whole lot of making out and she freaked out. That's not a crime.

Dems defeated. Yorktown all over. Good over evil.

Mark this comment.

IgnatzEsq said...

If you are a 'pro-science' person there are a many things that you should put little or no faith in.
1) Human Memory
2) Polygraph Tests
3) Counseling Psychology

Check, Check and Check.

traditionalguy said...

Arriving stylishly late is a mark of class of a Holton School elite girl. Think Queen of England ruling in America. 1)The nasty peasants in the Parliament will do what I tell them to do. And 2) no questions are allowed from the Oliver Cromwell types.

Browndog said...

I've been watching the clock for 20 minutes waiting for the deadline to pass.

Then, there's this from last night:

Christine Blasey Ford told her friends she is uncomfortable in enclosed spaces and airplanes

-CNN Politics

So, I guess they have to hold the hearing at her local park.

Belle17 said...

Enough is enough. Deadline passed. Call it. The Republicans aren't going to get friendly media coverage no matter what they do, so be done with it.

I am sickened by this whole thing.

EDH said...

"Are they going to say "time's up" suddenly in 7 minutes when the deadline hits?"

The first R-rated movie I ever saw at age 12 was at the drive-in...

The Seven Minutes

Notice the numerous, humorous parallels in the movie trailer above.

The "Seven Minutes" in the movie title refers to the time it takes for female sexual arousal.

traditionalguy said...

Grassley will have one of the GOP's white Senator men dress up in drag with a blonde wig and a feminine voice and cute smile. Checkmate.

Matthew Sablan said...


MEADE: "Because they're the most extreme."

-- Extreme news. Get your weather from a meteorologist BUNGEE JUMPING INTO A HURRICANE!

Larvell said...

"We insist on being questioned only by white male committee members so we can then complain about the injustice of being questioned by a bunch of white males."

Michael K said...

Katz and Ford will be destroyed at the hearing.

75 25 she doesn't do it. They have gotten as much as they can out of this. She will say she is not testifying because they have insulted her or scared her or some other excuse that fits the game plan.

She has yet to take an oath and won't.

Ken B said...

Her demands show bad faith.

Matthew Sablan said...

How does claustrophobia or fear of airplanes factor in to Grassley sending people TO HER to talk to her? Or to talk on the phone?

gspencer said...

Grassley sets the rules for his Committee. That's why Committee leaders are so powerful. We WANT Grassley to take the hard line and enforce his offer to her. 10am today to get things lined up for a Monday appearance.

Matthew Sablan said...

Lamest excuses for missing the deadline that we might actually see: "We're in California! We thought you meant 10 AM *our time!*"

JRoberts said...

As I read this post and comments, I have yet another banner ad raising funds for Planned Parenthood.

I'd really like to know how much money Planned Parenthood has raised (and spent) related to these SCOTUS hearings and how much of that spending has gone to members of the Judiciary Committee.

William said...

It does seem strange that the only two people she remembers from the party are the two who in later life achieved a certain amount of fame.

jwl said...

Michael K - I am curious to see what happens next because I don't think Prof Ford wants to testify but there must be enormous pressure being exerted on her to testify so the circus can continue.

Matthew Sablan said...

William: She remembered a third (P. Smythe? Patrick? Something like that), who ALSO completely denies the event happened. Or, maybe she remembered them all, and their names were just redacted. Ronan Farrow somehow got hold of the names, so, who knows?

Matthew Sablan said...

"I don't think Prof Ford wants to testify but there must be enormous pressure being exerted on her to testify so the circus can continue"

-- I think she thought she'd, at worst, have to do some TV interviews. No one thought Grassley would actually say, "Hey. You're right. This is an allegation we should take seriously. Come talk to us."

Matthew Sablan said...

Followed up by: "Or we can come to you. Or we can do it on the phone. Or submit written Q&As. Whatever makes it easiest on you, we'll do. Just, let's talk, OK?"

Oddly enough, by rolling over and giving her whatever she wants, Grassley made it clear the one thing she doesn't seem to want: To actually talk to Congress.

Cassandra said...

Good to see nothing's changed from the good old days of the Matrons of Athens. Every day that goes by is another day the 19th Amendment looks like a mistake.

Yes, that's totally logical. Because none of the men in Congress are *ever* hysterical, emotional, or irrational. Come to think of it, I don't think I've ever seen a man play the victim card or refuse to play by the rules, either. We need to go back to the good old days when the political realm was a paragon of decorum and dispassion.


Browndog said...

Feinstein is calling the shots here-

Not Ford, not her attorney, apparently not even Grassley.

Freeman Hunt said...

Now that she requested to go second, which makes no sense at all, that should be the end of it.

M Jordan said...

Ford sounds like a lot of tightly-wound liberal women in their mid-life that I know.

Read into that whatever you may. It will probably confirm my comment.

glenn said...

40 minutes and counting.

Unknown said...

But to be fair, it is not like congress does anything on time, even when legally bound to do so. Nor the doj,fbi,cia for that matter.

Matthew Sablan said...

"But to be fair, it is not like congress does anything on time, even when legally bound to do so."

-- Perhaps the fairest thing said in this thread.

William said...

I watch Morning Joe during CNBC commercials. They're very annoying at all times, but they achieve peak agita when talking piously about sexual harassment. They have had so many disgraced perv co-hosts on Morning Joe that they all should permanently recuse themselves from talks of this nature......... Here's a kind word for Tom Brokaw. He was accused of sexual harassment by a single woman, but the charges have not snowballed. I'd be inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt since there's just that one allegation. I'd like to ask the various Morning Joe sages whether they believe atom Brokaw should keep his emiritus status or whether he should be banned from future NBC appearances.

Vance said...

Grassley should say something about "It's too bad the accuser didn't want to place her evidence on the table for us to examine. So we'll just move on to the vote."

Seriously, why coddle her anymore? She made the accusation, she should be willing to show up and discuss it. Kavanaugh has said he's ready wherever, whenever--why not her?

To quote Monty Python: "Get on with it!"

sodal ye said...

She sounds like she sees a near death experience ahead and is trying to thread a needle to escape it. Now trying to get the Valium dosage right. Needs until Thursday for the Wellbutrin to kick in hard. Husband keeping her sober.

walter said...

Browndog said...Christine Blasey Ford told her friends she is uncomfortable in enclosed spaces and airplanes
-CNN Politics
So, I guess they have to hold the hearing at her local park.
--
Hold it on a beach. Chappaquiddick Beach.

rcocean said...

I've been chained to my computer doing work and half watching TV news.

Its an eye opener.

All the details that make Ms. Ford's allegation Bullshit, are left out by TV talking heads. They just skip over them. So, people who just watch TV News, think the allegations are credible, and we're just arguing over who to believe.

So, its puts the R's in a box. The average low information female voter, can't even name a SCOTUS Judge. They know nothing of criminal law. So, if the R's don't cave on ALL Dr. Ford's crazy demands, the D's and MSM will say the R's REFUSED To let her testify.

Once the R's got on their hands and knees and BEGGED her to testify, they opened themselves up to blackmail. They HAVE to do whatever she asks. So, it'll probably be next Thursday or Friday. Which means the vote will be a week after that, and the Senate Vote two weeks after that.

rcocean said...

This country is so pussy whipped, you can't even have a Male Senator question a woman trying to destroy a SCOTUS nominee.

'Cause women don't like it when a meanie man berates a poor hapless female accuser with a PHD.

I am woman. Hear me roar.

AJ Lynch said...

ME: "Why do you watch MSNBC?"

MEADE: "Because they're the most extreme."

This made me LMAO. Thanks !

TestTube said...

This Krisis has already had its tawdry fifteen minutes of fame.

It is time to move on to far more urgent matters: Wackygate.

A candidate in the Nevada senatorial race -- specifically, one Jacky Rosen -- stands accused of wackiness. Is this alleged wackiness a scurrilous smear, or a legitimate and worrying character flaw?

How wacky is Jacky?

Given that this race is to represent Nevada, could it possibly be that Jacky, though wacky, is not actually wacky enough?

Are Dean Heller and Trump to be condemned for targeting the wacky? Given, again, that this is the notably wacky Nevada, will their efforts backfire?

For your convenience, I have created a brief analysis of the issue in a previous Althouse thread: https://althouse.blogspot.com/2018/09/kavanaugh-is-great-intellect-great.html

You're welcome.

D 2 said...

And no brown M&Ms in the green room.

David53 said...

At 1400 PST Debra Katz will hold a press conference indicating her client will appear before Congress on Monday. This will dominate the weekend news cycle.

sodal ye said...

And she won’t be able to eat for 24 hours beforehand, for fear of shitting herself. Something she first did a few days ago.

Vance said...

Any word yet on anything, now that it's been over an hour since the deadline passed?

TestTube said...

Time's up for AMERICA if we don't do something about wackygate (or wackyquiddick. Not sure which one is more appropriate)

Even as we speak The ugly face of wackyphobia runs rampant through our nations politics, unfairly branding those who, through no fault of their own, are identified as "wacky". The stigma has already been applied to "Wacky" Jacky Rosen, a candidate in the Nevada Senatorial race, by no less a person than our very own President!

For too many years, the wacky have been stigmatized by the oppressive crush of the un-wacky majority. I would say their voices have been silenced, but let's be fair here -- do you know how hard it is to get someone who is wacky to shut up for two minutes?

More on this pressing issue in the comments thread here: https://althouse.blogspot.com/2018/09/kavanaugh-is-great-intellect-great.html

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

MSNBC is the fake new "hands up don't shoot - Poor Hillary lost because of Russian meddling" extreme leftwing lost-mind hive-mind central.

Matthew Sablan said...

I'm honestly surprised, with how organized Grassley's been, there weren't two statements ready to go at 10:01, one with a "Sorry we couldn't come to an agreement," and one with, "See you Monday" as the main messages.

sodal ye said...

Husband sits beside her showing her how to breathe into the brown bag, just like the physician showed her, to bring her down from her panic attacks.

Michael K said...

Blogger jwl said...
Michael K - I am curious to see what happens next because I don't think Prof Ford wants to testify but there must be enormous pressure being exerted on her to testify so the circus can continue.


She might be afraid a witness shows up who knows the truth. The year issue is a weakness she tried to handle by being vague. I suspect Kavanaugh has a moment by moment diary of the summer when she was 15.

If he goes first, she can say, "Oh no. It was the next year."

stonethrower said...

I'm with Meade.

sodal ye said...

Her throat is so dry she can’t get food down. Husband is making protein shakes in the blender. As soon as it hits the back of her throat she broadcast spews it across the kitchen.

FIDO said...

Well, that response also suggests that connecting the car battery to your testicles is ALSO something to do for the exact same reason, because that is pretty extreme.

So Meade: Time for the ZZZT ZZZT?

Browndog said...

Interesting-

Mitch McConnell said at an event this morning "in the very near future, Judge Kavanaugh will be on the United States Supreme Court"

Don't mess with Cocaine Mitch.

sodal ye said...

She’s turned to rubber. The first time she tried to walk the wall with her hands to the bathroom she slid into a silent heap. Then, a minute later said “I want to die”.

gerry said...

Matthew Sablan : I think she thought she'd, at worst, have to do some TV interviews

should be

I think she thought she'd, at worst, have to do some TV miniseries.

Browndog said...

Full quote from this morning:

Mitch McConnell: “You’ve watched the fight. You’ve watched the tactics, But here’s what I want to tell you: In the very near future, Judge Kavanaugh will be on the United States Supreme Court… Don’t get rattled by all of this. We’re gonna plow right through it and do our job.”

walter said...

Meade watches MSNBC, Ann scouring NYT...

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Meade watches MSNBC, Ann scouring NYT...

Well......someone has to do it O_~

walter said...

Blogger FIDO said...
So Meade: Time for the ZZZT ZZZT?
--
Morning Jolt

So..will Kavanaugh masks arrive in time for Halloween?

glenn said...

Almost two hours gone. The Repubs are rolling over.

sodal ye said...

I’m going 75 25 anxiety related no-show.

Michael K said...

I don't watch TV so have no idea of what is being said.

The best course might be to say nothing, convene Monday and wait to see if anyone shows up.

Kavanaugh might appear and submit his diary of that summer as evidence.

rehajm said...

Freeman Hunt said...
Now that she requested to go second, which makes no sense at all, that should be the end of it.


Exactly Freeman. Why didn't they just say they need the ability adjust their lies so they can fit his timeline?

Matthew Sablan said...

There is no reason for Kavanaugh to testify if she isn't there; he shouldn't provide a diary even if he had one. All they'd do is point to any time he went to a party and say: "Of course he wouldn't write 'failed to rape someone' in his diary! But look, he DID go to a party in maybe the summer of 1982!"

Yancey Ward said...

Grassley probably won't comment on the deadline. He is most likely to just say the committee will meet on Monday with an open invitation. When she doesn't appear on Monday, that will be the end of the matter.

Yancey Ward said...

Kavanaugh should go first, but simply refuse to answer any questions about the accusation until she testifies. Then wait to rebut. It is obvious that the demand Ford's attorney made is an attempt to shape her own testimony to fit his, but that would be illogical, and most Americans are going to understand this- you can't defend yourself from a charge unless you know what you are defending against specifically.

Francisco D said...

"There is no reason for Kavanaugh to testify if she isn't there"

There is no reason for Kavanaugh to testify or for any hearing to be held until she files a formal complain under oath.

Martha said...

CNN chyron: FOP COUNTEROFFER TO FORSD CALL FOR WEDNESDAY HEARING
Ford would testify first, Kavanaugh second; Independent lawyer would question both

FIDO said...

If Kavanaugh agrees to testify first, he already should be disqualified from SCOTUS for being a dumbass and spineless.

Matthew Sablan said...

A counter offer after the deadline should be ignored.

rehajm said...

CNN chyron:

...and why exactly does CNN have access to the negotiations? Who's office is feeding them?

wildswan said...

Probably Flake and Corker are making demands. But Mitch McConnell can handle that sort of thing and he says Kavanaugh will be confirmed.

I definitely don't think Kavanaugh should agree to turn Senate hearings into the college Title IX type of kangaroo court which Holton Arms Grad DeBlasey wants.

To get from Columbia Country Club to anywhere you need a car and to get from anywhere in Bethesda-Chevy Chase (scene of her imagination) to Potomac (where De Blasey lived) you also need a car. There no buses with that route and no taxis cruising in that area. De Blasey was 15 and did not have driver's license and in those days there were no cell phones. She was driven to the country club and driven to the party - by who? Who in her list had a driver's license, a car and a membership in that country club? And - when she ran out of the house (with her purse?) how how did she get home? Who did she call and how did she do it in that residential area (I know it well) which was without pay phones? She did not call her parents. A neighbor might very well have taken her in and allowed her to phone having heard her story. But that neighbor would have called her parents, if not the police, or notified the owners of the house where the party was held. That isn't an area where you can burst into houses with stories of an attempted rape at an on-going nearby party where another girl is still there alone, use the phone, and head out again in a taxi (which will take quite some time to come) without any further notice taken by the neighbor. That's what privilege is. You can't drop a beer can on the sidewalk in that neighborhood without being tracked down and called out, let alone run drunk and emotional through the streets with your clothes disarranged and a story of attempted rape and requests to use the phone. Publicity can be avoided, police can be avoided but not reports by neighbors to other neighbors or to parents or to the schools.

Matthew Sablan said...

So... almost 2 o'clock. We're very generous on deadlines, I guess.

n.n said...

#TimesUp for #MeToo

JAORE said...

The Republicans will offer a later date than Monday, but next week. (An I thought you had to give a one week notice?) And the meeting must be "fair" undefined as of now.

Who'll take my money in a bet that if they offer, say, Thursday the Democrats say, "Oh no we need a week per the rules."

Who'll take my money in a bet that whatever date is found to be not OK for reasons SHUT UP YOU WOMAN HATING old, white men.

Who'll take my money in a bet that there will be leaked rumors of new witnesses, new offenses near the hearing date.

Mitch needs to cowboy up if the final agreement is not nailed down NOW.