September 21, 2018

Nice Drudge graphic.



I read that as humorous critique, the play being on "The Battle of Britain." Drudge is saying they're making a mountain out of a molehill.

98 comments:

rhhardin said...

It's not the truth channel. It's the vagina channel.

mccullough said...

This Drudge Art and Caption complements Trump’s tweet.

Most adults don’t take this bullshit seriously.

rhhardin said...

No guy has any trouble dismissing the entire thing. The problem is what will women think, if that's the word. Women vote and you're a senator.

A guy thinks system: the system can't survive if this kind of thing can intervene.

A woman thinks it could happen to me and people should care.

Steve M. Galbraith said...

I'm thinking it's a play on "Battle of Brexit"?

Yancey Ward said...

Looks like the Senate has made another offer for next Thursday, but I don't know when Ford has to decline it. She isn't going to testify- this is all about trying to delay a vote. I just wonder how long the Republicans feel like they can bend over backward to accomodate her?

readering said...

Uh, I'm a guy . . . .

Ann Althouse said...

"No guy has any trouble dismissing the entire thing."

No, the guys, as ever, are trying to figure out what women want them to do. And they are frustrated, because it seems that they can never get it right and the women keep changing the rules or announcing rules that are not really the rules and you have to not only do the right thing — whatever it is — but do it the right way and in the right spirit and even if you try to do all that you will still not have it right because there's something about the way that you are "trying" that makes it wrong, something you're doing as a means to an end, an end that you will never ever deserve no matter what you do.

Watch them squirm. It's on TV now. Nonstop.

readering said...

Much better Drudge headline now

Ann Althouse said...

"A guy thinks system: the system can't survive if this kind of thing can intervene..."

The system is the subordination of women, so fuck the system.

sparrow said...

The system is the subordination of the truth, so fuck the system."

FIFY

Dave Begley said...

Wisconsin Law alum Debra Katz becomes the new Michael Avenatti next week. Extremely unlikable, sleazy, unethical politicians posing as lawyers. In fact, the two of them would make a great 2020 ticket but I'm not sure who would be on top. We need that historic first woman since Hillary let us down.

mccullough said...

Senators aren’t men. There are 100 women Senators.

Steve M. Galbraith said...

"The system is the subordination of women, so fuck the system."

Exactly. Innocent men - and women - be damned.

Reparative justice requires it. Hundreds of years of subordination of women needs to be addressed. The system that did that needs to be tossed aside. Due process, rights of the accused? Those didn't stop the oppression of women. In fact, they were used to oppress women so we need to do away with them.

Here's where one quotes More and Roper:

William Roper: So, now you give the Devil the benefit of law!

Sir Thomas More: Yes! What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil?

William Roper: Yes, I'd cut down every law in England to do that!

Sir Thomas More: Oh? And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned 'round on you, where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? This country is planted thick with laws, from coast to coast, Man's laws, not God's! And if you cut them down, and you're just the man to do it, do you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? Yes, I'd give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety's sake!

There goes those men with their men talk.

Rob said...

Sorry, Ann, you can't fuck the system unless it consents.

mccullough said...

The President is always a man. Even if Hillary had won. The Senate is always women. It’s a 100-Woman committee.

Virgil Hilts said...

My guess is that for those who are not already 100% committed to one side, Blasey Ford's demands are going to be off-putting; they are ridiculous and certainly make this look more and more like an orchestrated delay. I mentioned the other day about their only being like 2 photos of Blasey Ford out there (not that I care). It really does look like she planned for this whole thing and wiped stuff from social media ahead of time. Note how she has asked not to be put under oath. The first question I would ask her - please name everyone you discussed your allegation with in the XX weeks between sending it and the publication that the letter existed. I wonder if she has been coordinating the whole thing with Dems for weeks. Which would make the whole DiFi excuse for the delayed release a bald faced lie.


Steve M. Galbraith said...

From Allahpundit at another site:
"The case against Kavanaugh isn’t based on the idea that women are always truthful and men are always liars. It’s based on the idea that all #MeToo victims who were railroaded in the past on their own sexual-assault claims deserve “rough justice” by, coincidentally and conveniently, the public destruction of one of the left’s political enemies, a “patriarch” right out of central casting."

So, it's not really that they want to "fuck" the system. They want to throw it away but also keep it if it serves their purpose.

rehajm said...

The women in my life are telling the accuser to go fuck herself.

wildswan said...

This is two different styles of law.

Proof of who, what, where, when, how required. The US Constitution.
Proof you are a member of a group who can accuse and the other is a member of a group who can be accused is all the evidence of guilt required. The Gramscian Constitution. Under this standard would Emmett Till be guilty? Under this standard were those convicted in the Salem witch trials guilty? Under this standard can any man escape conviction when accused by any woman of anything, anytime, anywhere?

EDH said...

Blasey Ford is the equivalent of the lone liberal federal judge the Democrats forum shop to issue a nation-wide order enjoining a Trump administration action.

Enlighten-NewJersey said...

I commented here yesterday that Ms. Ford was trying to make a mountain out of a molehill. Her reason for doing so now is because she is trying to play the heroic victim that stops a person whose judicial philosophy she disagrees by destroying him in the court of public opinion. For what it’s worth, I am a woman, born that way too.

gahrie said...

Sorry, Ann, you can't fuck the system unless it consents.

You shouldn't even want to fuck the system unless it wants you to fuck it.

Fernandistein said...

"For all its cheerful assertiveness, BuzzFeed is a compendium of confusion, anger, inchoate resentment, and soggy, infantile nostalgia - brittle people with adamantine certainties bought off the rack at college, with no underlying beliefs except the demolition of the old ways must be hastened, and afterwards there will still be awesome smoothies and beauty tips you MUST TRY."

"certainties bought off the rack at college" !

Fernandistein said...

^^^ That's where I swiped my nifty new avatar.

rehajm said...

This is why men are creating robot systems to fuck.

tcrosse said...

Sorry, Ann, you can't fuck the system unless it consents.

Dinner an a movie first, at least.

Narayanan Subramanian said...

Christianity thrives by imposing Original Sin on its followers.

More than Sixty years ago a wise woman pointed out : altruism >> collectivism >> statism >> secularises Original Sin to deny individual rights.

Big Mike said...

The system is the subordination of women, so fuck the system.

@Althouse, please let us know when you plan to grow up.

Fernandistein said...

No, the guys, as ever, are trying to figure out what women want them to do. ...

Watch them squirm. It's on TV now.


I'm *purty sure* that very, very few of the people you see on the teevees are actual "guys", in any accepted sense of the word.

Narayanan Subramanian said...

Professora,
Do you really want to argue that feminism is about the dignity and worth of woman as an autonomous individual?

The flavor cannot hide its basic collectivist approach.

MayBee said...

As I said in another thread, Politico is reporting that Dr Ford doesn't want to fly, and that's why she can't be in DC Monday to testify.

LilyBart said...

As I said in another thread, Politico is reporting that Dr Ford doesn't want to fly, and that's why she can't be in DC Monday to testify.

They've offered to allow her to testify from Palo Alto. Problem solved.

Steve M. Galbraith said...

The system is the subordination of women, so fuck the system.

@Althouse, please let us know when you plan to grow up.


Althouse was giving how some feminists view the system not hers.

Yancey Ward said...

Yes, there is this new-fangled thingamajig called Skype.

Yancey Ward said...

Of course, Ms. Ford may have a phobia about cameras we don't know about.

The Crack Emcee said...

"Drudge is saying they're making a mountain out of a molehill."

And so am I - he's in.

Virgil Hilts said...

It's boring when people read Ann out of context and then snap at her. In my experience, Ann is only wrong/unreasonable about 1% of the time (my % is worse!) so if you think she is saying something wrong, it's probably you.
Ann said "No, the guys, as ever, are trying to figure out what women want them to do..." I'll tell you what really pisses guys like me off. It's the numerous incredibly smart and nice girls in high school who threw themselves at/slept with the guys who everyone knew were total assholes. Instead of civilized nice guys from good families who were going to be successful, they pick the heavy drinking reckless guys who, assuming they still out of trouble, end up becoming prison guards or insurance agents. That is quite confusing.

tcrosse said...

And so am I - he's in.

So says McConnell. For all his faults, the man knows how to count.

rcocean said...

No, the guys as usual are trying to figure out how to use women for their own goals.

Blumenthal, Flake, Durbin, Booker, Whiteside (or whatever the fuck his name is)

would wear a pussy hat, and sing "I am woman, hear me roar"

If it would hurt Trump or the Republicans, and gain them more power.

rcocean said...

Yes, the goal is to get sex or votes from women.

Tell us how to do it, girls!

n.n said...

feminism... The flavor cannot hide its basic collectivist approach.

The reduction of a Person to a colorful clump of cells, interchangeable, exchangeable, redistributive, diverse semi-coherent assembly of sentient mass.

n.n said...

Men and women are equal in rights and complementary in Nature. #NoChauvinism #HateLovesAbortion

Drago said...

So now, LLR Chuck's newest heroine "Prof" Ford is too afraid to fly on an airplane to DC.

Thus we see the next round of astonishingly transparent lies of those, like LLR Chuck, who gleefully engage in smear mongering in support of lefty/dem corrupt ploys.

Michael K said...

Instead of civilized nice guys from good families who were going to be successful, they pick the heavy drinking reckless guys who, assuming they still out of trouble, end up becoming prison guards or insurance agents. That is quite confusing.

That's the old "Bad Boy" heuristic that women want scary, sexy guys around.

It probably is a pheromone thing that testosterone gives off.

Maybe the high risk behavior gene gives off pheromones.

There are other kinds of sensation-seeking that are expressed not through physical action but through the casting off of inhibitions in a social setting (disinhibition), through deviant lifestyles (experience-seeking), and through the pursuit of change for change's sake (boredom susceptibility). This variety of sensation-seeking has been related to such risky activities as smoking, drinking, drugs, unsafe sex, reckless driving and gambling.

Some psychologists have suggested that risk-taking is linked to neuroticism, a personality trait. They see it as an expression of neurotic conflict, a form of acting out or counter-phobic behavior. Our previous research on physical risk-taking refutes such an explanation; it suggests that risk-takers do not expressly exhibit traits of neuroticism or anxiety.


Maybe it's detectable by young girls.

Michael K said...

Blogger Drago said...
So now, LLR Chuck's newest heroine "Prof" Ford is too afraid to fly on an airplane to DC.


I'm trying to start a "GoFundMe" fund to buy her a train ticket. She could be there Monday.

Big Mike said...

@Althouse, if Steve Galbraith (2:22) is right then please accept my humblest apologies.

JAORE said...

"The problem is what will women think, if that's the word. Women vote and you're a senator.

A guy thinks system: the system can't survive if this kind of thing can intervene.

A woman thinks it could happen to me and people should care."

Many of these women have husbands, brothers, fathers and SONS! They damn well should think it could happen to my loved ones and be afraid.

Matthew Sablan said...

"Looks like the Senate has made another offer for next Thursday, but I don't know when Ford has to decline it. She isn't going to testify- this is all about trying to delay a vote. I just wonder how long the Republicans feel like they can bend over backward to accomodate her?"

-- Forever, really. For all I know, in 2445, they'll still be trying to get Dr. Ford's head in a jar to testify.

BUMBLE BEE said...

Well for a doctor she's done a thorough job of documenting this.
the Boss... "hide neath your covers and study your pain". She is the embodiment of empowerment.

BUMBLE BEE said...

Her students fan out to infect the world?

Joshua Barker said...

Interesting theory over at CTH on why this came out now... Sundance thinks it’s the deep state firing a warning shot across Rosensteins’ bow in-regards to PDJT’s declassification directive... basically that RR better not get squishy and make sure the really bad stuff gets out, or he’s first on the chopping block, cause they know where all the bodies are buried... just in case he might be starting to think about saving his own neck by selling the rest of them down the river....

rcocean said...

"The GOP has been told that Ford does not want to fly from her California home to Washington, according to the Republican senator, which means she may need to drive across the country to make the hearing. Ford has reportedly told friends she is uncomfortable in confined spaces, indicating a physical difficulty in making the trip by plane."

LOL. Hilarious. My suggestion, why don't we fly the whole Senate Committee to Palo Alto, and she can do the interview from her bedroom. Maybe, they can bring her chocolate and flowers, to make her feel more "safe".

mockturtle said...

Joshua Barker comments: nteresting theory over at CTH on why this came out now... Sundance thinks it’s the deep state firing a warning shot across Rosensteins’ bow in-regards to PDJT’s declassification directive... basically that RR better not get squishy and make sure the really bad stuff gets out, or he’s first on the chopping block, cause they know where all the bodies are buried... just in case he might be starting to think about saving his own neck by selling the rest of them down the river....

If I were he I'd be watching my back.

mockturtle said...

As a woman, I am amazed and very disappointed at how accommodating the Senate committee has been. She should have been given Monday, period. No more delays. What next? Her 'time of the month' [if she still has one]?

LilyBart said...

Ford has reportedly told friends she is uncomfortable in confined spaces, indicating a physical difficulty in making the trip by plane."

There are a lot of high net worth people right there in Palo Alto with really nice, large, private planes. I know a well-connected person in Palo Alto - shall I call and ask if anyone wants to provide a roomy plane for a #resistance member? Alternatively, with that $100k+ Go Fund Me Money she's been given, she could buy a whole row of 1st class seats - quite roomy!

Her excuses are starting to sound flimsy, which is undermining her credibility.

PM said...

Thanks to Steve Galbraith at 1:09 PM for quoting that pivotal speech from Robert Bolt's "A Man for All Seasons". And to re-reference powerful voices, none better than Paul Scofield's.

Bob Loblaw said...

As a woman, I am amazed and very disappointed at how accommodating the Senate committee has been. She should have been given Monday, period. No more delays. What next? Her 'time of the month' [if she still has one]?

The Democrats are pushing her to keep making demands until the Senate can't reasonably accommodate her. And then they'll shriek "war on women" until the election. It's a GOTV play for single women who think emotionally.

mockturtle said...

Let 'em shriek! Time to stop walking on eggs [or even eggshells] every time a woman pulls a stunt like this. I suspect most women find her behavior abhorrent, as do I.

David Begley said...

Vote scheduled on Monday unless Katz agrees to proper terms on CBF’s testimony.

Good going Chuck.

David Begley said...

Katz is completely boxed in and fucked.

My bet is that CBF and Katz back down. Politically it is better to leave this untrue allegation hanging rather than get completely destroyed in a hearing.

Former Creighton basketball player was FALSELY accused of rape. Thankfully his female attorney did her job and attacked the credibility of the alleged victim. Rule of law still applies in Nebraska.

rhhardin said...

Ford has reportedly told friends she is uncomfortable in confined spaces, indicating a physical difficulty in making the trip by plane

I flew in an Eastern Airlines L-1011 as one of two passengers, from NJ to Miami, and didn't experience any feeling of confinement. I took a couple of minutes to walk to the back of the plane and back up to first class, where the stewardess upgraded us so she didn't have to walk so far. I got two steak dinners too.

rcocean said...

Sadly, the Republicans have to do whatever Flake, Collins or Murkowski tell them to do.

If Ford drives to DC, perhaps the Senate will give her a big comfy bus, with military escort to make her feel "safe. She could even do Democrat Fundraisers along the way.

Another thought. Let her use Air Force One. I just hope its good enough for her.

rcocean said...

Regarding Ford-Kavenaugh:

I feel like I'm going through the seven stages of dying.

I was angry at first, but have now reached the "lets just laugh at it" stage.

Honestly, every single thing the Senate Republicans do is a clown Show.

Deep down, they hate Trump because he gave them a majority in 2016. They really just want to make speeches and $$$, and blame the Democrats. They really wanted Hillary.

D 2 said...

Battle of Britain makes me think of Vera Lynn.

Until this current situation is properly resolved to the satisfaction and agreement of the majority of men and women of good faith, I shall continue to muse which songs were likely (or unlikely) to have been playing loudly on the stereo That Night That Summer in Possibly '82. In fact- it is my thesis that questions about the music might help determine the WHEN more clearly. Teenagers and music go together.

While I was not yet 15 in '82, I feel confident stating that Vera Lynn was most probably not on the stereo at an underage drunken adolescent swimming party. Although if it was "We'll Meet Again" that would be ironic.

Ms V Lynn is still alive by the way. 101 years old. Take that, Mr Keith Richards

Bob Loblaw said...

Deep down, they hate Trump because he gave them a majority in 2016. They really just want to make speeches and $$$, and blame the Democrats. They really wanted Hillary.

I think that's true. The easiest job in the world is to be a safe-seat politician in the minority. You get to promise a bunch of stuff and then blame the other party for not getting any of it done.

Since Trump was elected the Republicans in Congress haven't done any of the things they campaigned on over the years. Because that would involve risk. So they're left trying to pretend a toothless minority is somehow blocking the agenda they really, really want to pass honest cross our hearts.

The sad part is when the reckoning comes it won't touch the people who really need the boot.

Big Mike said...

In my more cynical moments I find myself in agreement with rcocean (6:01)

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

@Maybee

"Fear Of Flying"--? interesting excuse. Is she a Female Eunuch?

Matthew Sablan said...

She blew the 10 AM deadline; the 5 PM deadline, and now a newer, deaderliner has been offered.

Guesstimates on her blowing that one too?

Leland said...

A blow isn't sex with a woman, so nothing happened. Kavanaugh will take the bench soon.

Big Mike said...

Take her to the federal military installation closest to where she lives and waterboard her.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

It's also cover for red state dems to vote no.

Feistein knew what she was doing. CReeP that she is.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Can we sue her?

LilyBart said...

This was the reason that Ford did not enjoy flying, DeVarney said — an airplane was “the ultimate closed space where you cannot get away.”…

Does not enjoy - and unable to are two different things.

If she has information to tell, come and tell it. Quit this drama queen stuff. What nonsense.

LilyBart said...

According to Ford, she was forced into a bedroom at a house party, where Kavanaugh and a friend were "stumbling drunk," and Kavanaugh groped her and tried to remove her clothes.

Based on my experience, stumbling drunk people are a mess - they bumble around and have diminished dexterity. They would generally have trouble actually attacking, controlling, stripping and raping people.

Her story has...problems.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...
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Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

But 36 years later, a high school party is relevant for democrats.

Keith Ellison's gf has some serious accusations of abuse circa 2017. Democrats don't care at all.

madAsHell said...

I'm thinking it's a play on "Battle of Brexit"?

That's an interesting thought, but I'll stick with Churchill.

"Never was so much owed by so many to so few"

The Battle of Britain
10 July – 31 October 1940

rhhardin said...

Radio Derb this week mocks the idiocy of "always believe the woman."

Lying about sex attacks by women has a 3000 year literary history. Nothing more common.

mockturtle said...

Dickin' notes: Keith Ellison's gf has some serious accusations of abuse circa 2017. Democrats don't care at all.

And she has an actual doctor's report.

rhhardin said...

Permanent psychological trauma comes from high explosive, not sexual experience. The latter gets a "get over it" judgment from Darwin. Points out Derb.

David Begley said...

Report that CBF is uncomfortable with flying. She’s a whack job.

mockturtle said...

Rhhardin observes: Lying about sex attacks by women has a 3000 year literary history. Nothing more common.

The worst part about this nonsense, for women, anyway, is that a woman who is genuinely assaulted may not be believed. These hysterical/neurotic types are diluting the seriousness of sexual assault.

rhhardin said...

Derb:

The law punishes assault, battery, molestation, rape, and homicide. It should; I'm glad it does.

It doesn't punish those things because they leave permanent psychic scars, though. It punishes them because they violate our persons, and advantage the strong over the weak. It punishes them because they are antisocial; you can't have a harmonious society that allows human flourishing if such acts go unpunished. It punishes them because the only known alternative to public justice is private vendetta, which soon metastasizes into Thomas Hobbes' war of all against all.

Is there something in the Kavanaugh case that deserves punishing? I'd say it's highly unlikely, even on the accuser's account. If there is, though, let's prove its existence and punish it. I'm totally on board with that. But please, spare us the vapid psychobabble about "trauma."

LordSomber said...

Photoshop zoom radial blur ftw.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Mockturtle said..

And she has an actual doctor's report.

Indeed.

AGain - democrats do not care AT ALL.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Why wont democrats ask Kieth Ellison to step down from his run for MN attorney general?

How to you have an abuser running without an investigation?

mockturtle said...

From FOX News: But Ford's lawyer, Debra Katz, labeled the 10 p.m. deadline "arbitrary."

"Its sole purpose is to bully Dr. Ford and deprive her of the ability to make a considered decision that has life-altering implications for her and her family," Katz said in a statement. "She has already been forced out of her home and continues to be subjected to harassment, hate mail, and death threats. Our modest request is that she be given an additional day to make her decision."


Who is bullying whom here? What about Kavanaugh's 'life-altering implications'?

Random Onlooker said...

Maybe I'll decide about whether I want to testify tomorrow.
Or the next day...
Or the day after that...
And by the way I'm too scared to fly so I'll have to drive to DC...so let's make it next week...

Narayanan Subramanian said...

Don't they teach ethanol chemistry in psychology ?
Major effect is limp dick.
Or maybe Ford knows ... Her fear was death death not rape rape

Narayanan Subramanian said...

Do appellate judges have any awareness of the real-life effect of their decisions , quaintly called opinions.

Gk1 said...

"Ford has reportedly told friends she is uncomfortable in confined spaces, indicating a physical difficulty in making the trip by plane" What do you want to bet this piece of shit probably has a timeshare in Hawaii and routinely flies around the country. Of course the DNC has done their best to scrub her digital presence so we could check. Maybe with an assist from their friends at Google who are in neighboring Mountain View?

Narayanan Subramanian said...

Do they develop such awareness only after squish I knocked out?!

If Kavanaugh is only now learning this my point is bolstered.

wildswan said...

It's funny how the people who are specifically trying to gain respect for women - or say they are - are so likely to behave in ways that enable guys to disrespect us. Feeble incoherent stories, obvious bias and hatred of men, silly phobias about flying, ducking telling your story. And then you claim to represent my sex. Please, Little Miss Whiny. You're just a Gramscian puppet, an actor in a McKinnon drama series and not a sympathetic actor. The one on a TV series where people get up to look for food when she comes on, screwing up her face and whimper-talking. Just - STOP IT.

BUMBLE BEE said...

She is a fluke of the universe
whether she can hear it or not the universe is laughing behind her back.

Michael K said...


Blogger David Begley said...
Report that CBF is uncomfortable with flying. She’s a whack job.


I think this is all a "whack job." Probably recovered memories during treatment for alcoholism, which is the common situation with older women. With young girls, it is eating disorders.

BUMBLE BEE said...

such clearly flawed "leadership". it is good to be old.

gadfly said...

I read in Politico that Ed Whalen's troubles have just begun because of his theory that Christine Ford's charges of sexual assault some 35 years ago by Brett Kavanaugh might be simply mistaken identity. Based upon Ford's details, research of Georgetown Prep's students back when, included someone who lived near Chevy Chase CC (part of the Ford tale) and in a actual house with a similar interior layout.

The reasoning goes that Whalen named names so he might be subject to a defamation lawsuit. So dies this mean that if Christine Ford's tale is unprovable (which is very likely true after all these years have passed and named witnesses have no such memories), Kavanaugh can sue for defamation? The press has said nor written nary a word about civil suits. Isn't that strange?

David Begley said...

Gadfly

Woah! A trial balloon to prove reckless disregard of the truth against a public figure. And in the first trial all of the discovery is done. In the first trial, the plaintiff finds out who was really involved and who cooked up this FAKE story.

This theory, if true, is brilliant beyond belief. It will bankrupt Katz and inform the American public of the depth of the duplicity and deviousness of today’s Dems.

Someone is playing 3D chess.

It rings true as Whelan couldn’t have been that stupid.