September 30, 2018

"Saturday Night Live" does a fantastic cold open with Matt Damon as Brett Kavanaugh.



I've watched this and I still have not read what anyone is saying about it, so let me sketch out a few thoughts before I read what people are saying.

1. Matt Damon was great. For a moment there, I thought he was channeling Chris Farley, with the idea of raging and amping up the rage, but that association left my mind as Damon continued and used a lot of the details observed in the hearing: turning the pages angrily, drinking water, sniffling.

2. Yesterday, I was predicting that "SNL" would do a Kavanaugh cold open, and I pictured lines like "I like beer, do you like beer," and I got them.

3. The character of the prosecutor Rachel Mitchell was very well observed, conveying apt criticisms that I myself have about how she was used. The SNL castmember, Aidy Bryant, did a nice job of playing the bland professional who found herself in a place where she didn't belong, asked to do something she wouldn't be permitted even to begin to do.

4. The Lindsey Graham part was a complete disaster. Kate McKinnon will get credit for suppressing any vanity and dressing as a man, but there were 2 things wrong. First, Graham was the loudest, angriest person in the room last Thursday, so McKinnon needed to top Matt Damon, and Damon set a high baseline. McKinnon has a less powerful voice than Damon, unsurprisingly, so the loudness may have been physically impossible, but she also couldn't begin to match him in conveying intense anger. Second, the writers gave her a script premised on the idea that Graham is a gay man. Some of the lines were like lines in a dating ad, saying he's 5'11" and "uncut," and the part ended with "This right now, this is my audition for Mr. Trump's cabinet and also for a regional production of 'The Crucible,' and let me tell you, queen, I was good." Queen???!!! Did I mishear that? I replayed it 10 times, and we turned on the closed captioning, which simply omitted the word (after pausing, so apparently the closed captioner didn't know what to do).

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mccullough said...

I love the subtext. Matt Damon had to move out of the country because he was a Harvey Weinstein enabler. Now he’s trying to get back into the good graces of The Left.

Well done, Matt. But you Are Still Complicit.

Shouting Thomas said...

So, prof, your Princess and the Pea suffering in childhood led you to a lifelong commitment to Marxist feminism and advocating that the state force the creation of the New Man and New Woman.

And Kavanaugh is a whiny, ridiculous white man for objecting to being accused of gang rape, drugging women and dry humping in his youth.

Got it.

What a ridiculously soft, spoiled woman you are.

MayBee said...

I can't and I won't.
Unless they also parodied Ford, I won't watch it.

(the week McCain died, they replayed his episode from 2002 and it was painful to see how funny SNL used to be, and how it is just another reiteration of weekly talking points now. the same we hear from everyone else)

The Crack Emcee said...

I haven't found most of this post-Trump "liberal" comedy funny. I just stare at it, without laughing.

The truth is weirder.

Kevin said...

Next week’s cold open: Ben Affleck guest stars as an FBI Agent taking about how the investigation was cut short for political purposes.

Priscilla said...

There was potentially more actual humor to be had in parodying the 6-year old voice and bizarre child-like demeanor of the 51-year old Ford. But we must take the "victim" very seriously and never doubt that she is disingenuous. While the likely real victim in this case has not only had his reputation destroyed, but must be mocked and ridiculed. Did I get that right?

Shouting Thomas said...

Bob Dylan faked the suffering when he was a kid, too, prof. You've got that in common with him.

His "rambling, gambling man" and Woody Guthrie commie act was all fake. He was the son of a prosperous shopkeeper in Duluth.

No wonder you love his act. He must be the pioneer of upper middle class and rich kids affecting suffering.

Laslo Spatula said...

Ha Ha!!!! Matt Damon-as-Kavanaugh shotguns a beer!!! Ha!!!

Because that what frat boys do!!! Ha!!!

I can't wait to share this on my social media!!! A rapist shotgunning a beer!!!

I know, I know: I'm just bitter because SNL didn't use the Christine Ford-at-the-airport skit I sent them.

I am Laslo.

Rick.T. said...

Agree with MayBee. Hard pass.

mezzrow said...

That's not funny.

MayBee said...

This thread on Twitter rolls out what I was trying to say about Mark Judge working at Safeway, plus dives into more inconsistencies with the therapist notes:

https://twitter.com/ProfMJCleveland/status/1046219137285070848

Mike and Sue said...

So true, Priscilla.

Eleanor said...

Christine Ford could have been comedy gold. Dana Carvey could have knocked one out of the park in the old days. SNL has become gutless.

Tank said...

I'm with Priscilla.

Ford was the obvious one to caricature, the 51 year old who looked 61 (or more) and spoke like a 6 year old.

Ann Althouse said...

They're commenting on the video because they haven't watched. I like commenters who do watch.

Ann Althouse said...

"So, prof, your Princess and the Pea suffering in childhood..."

I see somebody didn't the Sunday NYT crossword.

Shouting Thomas said...

I watched a minute. That's all you need to do to see it's the standard hack job.

Ann Althouse said...

If you want a comedy sketch that mocks a woman who reports an attempted rape, start your own comedy sketch show. I'm sure it will be a blast.

Shouting Thomas said...

I assume that women are lying about rape now.

I assume you're lying about the trauma of your youth.

You're appealing to me to be chivalrous. That's the classic under handed, treacherous strategy of feminism.

Shame on you.

Tank said...

Althouse shows her bias. There's nothing edgy about making fun of Kavanaugh, but making fun of Ford, that would be edgy, and 20 years ago hilarious, but now it's … THAT'S NOT FUNNY !!!

actual items said...

The Cory Booker part stood out to me. I guess they were making fun of him? But it was so innocuous, it gave me the impression of “hey, we like Cory Booker so we’re throwing him in here to keep him in the national consciousness.”

Mike and Sue said...

Hold on a minute. Where's that "cold neutrality"?

Shouting T is being an ass. But Anne, riff on your neutrality for a moment and explain to us why the lefts' champions cannot also be mocked.

tcrosse said...

start your own comedy sketch show. I'm sure it will be a blast.

Now that it's OK to mock fags again. Too bad Milton Berle is unavailable.

Shouting Thomas said...

No, I'm not being an ass.

Shit, I worked on a farm from the time I was 6. I suffered more severe injury on a day to day basis than Princess Anne suffered her entire life.

You know what my parents told me?

"Suck it up and go back to work. It's just a scratch."

What a spoiled rotten, soft brat you are, prof.

Laslo Spatula said...

"If you want a comedy sketch that mocks a woman who reports an attempted rape, start your own comedy sketch show. I'm sure it will be a blast."

As opposed to thinking it "fantastic" when SNL does a comedy sketch that mocks a man accused of attempted rape thirty years ago, from an accuser who can't remember time or place or have any witnesses that support her story, and then has his life torn apart by opportunists and porn lawyers and women who couldn't go to the college they wanted.

Because THAT is funny.

I am Laslo.

rhhardin said...

Women are comedy gold without anybody doing satire.

mccullough said...

Parodying Ford would be interesting. Her memory lapses are mockable.

And it would be funny if someone asked her: other than Brett Kavanaugh and his friend, has anyone else ever sexually assaulted you.

Ford: Yes. Gorsuch. Alito. Roberts. Thomas.

rhhardin said...

It's sort of a Burns and Allen bit without Burns, when women reason.

Humperdink said...

Sorry AA, I refuse to watch SNL, not even this sketch. There is no mystery as to what it will show.

Same with the NYTimes. You read it so we don't have to.

Bay Area Guy said...

AA blasts back:

"If you want a comedy sketch that mocks a woman who reports an attempted rape, start your own comedy sketch show. I'm sure it will be a blast."

I offer some suggested edits for clarity:

"If you want a comedy sketch that mocks a woman who reports in secret 36 years after the fact to Senator Feinstein an attempted rape, from an unknown party, at an unknown house where her 4 identified witnesses saw and heard nothing start your own comedy sketch show. I'm sure it will be a blast."

Yes, a bit cumbersome. But facts are facts.

actual items said...

@Laslo

Yes and even some that believe Ford concede that maybe Kavanaugh blacked out and doesn’t remember.

So we are supposed to laugh at a man going through a national public embarrassment that has some probability of being on account of a false accusation or something he doesn’t remember?

BidenFamilyTaxPayerFundedCrackPipe said...

did anyone mock the leftwing liar baby-talker?

Shouting Thomas said...

Where did Ford's $1 million GoFundMe come from?

It couldn't have been a setup from the beginning? It's inconceivable that the Democratic Party might have promised in advance to deliver her payoff in this fashion, right?

MayBee said...

My question to CBF would be: How do you know you didn't drive home? Her whole timeline was based on not driving, but driving herself makes more sense than having no way home (unless she was within walking distance to the club)

Laslo Spatula said...

"If you want a comedy sketch that mocks a woman who reports an attempted rape, start your own comedy sketch show. I'm sure it will be a blast."

Althouse tells us what is not funny in The Era of That's Not Funny.

She has become her own Samson, knocking down the pillars of her own intellectual temple.

Because Delilah wasn't encouraged to study Calculus or something.

I am Laslo.

MayBee said...

Ann Althouse said...
If you want a comedy sketch that mocks a woman who reports an attempted rape, start your own comedy sketch show. I'm sure it will be a blast.


No, I prefer a comedy show that mocks a man who has been accused of attempted rape. A laugh riot!!

rhhardin said...

Thomas Mann said the Kafka was religious humor.

The Crack Emcee said...

I did watch it all the way through and didn't even chuckle. I watched the last Bill Maher episode and didn't laugh until the last 5 minutes.

It's just not funny.

Ken B said...

Liberals seem to always resort to homophobia to insult people — cock holster.

You have abandoned even the pretense of seriousness or honesty. Trial by comedy writer.

MayBee said...

Accused of attempted rape and of running a gang rape ring. Who USA today has suggested maybe he should no longer coach girls in basketball.

THAT'S funny stuff right there!

narciso said...


I think his best performance was in team America, of course he was a,puppet


https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2018/09/life_in_a_gynocracy.html

Chest Rockwell said...

I admit, I laughed. Damon was pretty good. Look, it's SNL. I find it hilarious that the left gets away with basically calling Lindsay Graham a faggot. Oh well.

Whoever posted that link to the Body Language Ghost, thanks. I went down the rabbit hole watching that channel last night. It's pretty clear that woman has an axe to grind, and I don't know her qualifications, but it was interesting to watch the dissection of Ford's testimony. I wonder why she didn't do Kavanaughs?

Bay Area Guy said...

Laslo beat me to the punch. And, of course, I am not Laslo.

If you're a white priviliged high school jock, they DON'T let you do what you want anymore. You can't grab 'em by the pussy. Ssd!

rhhardin said...

Althouse is a woman being serious. There's no bad faith there.

BidenFamilyTaxPayerFundedCrackPipe said...

Priscilla said:
There was potentially more actual humor to be had in parodying the 6-year old voice and bizarre child-like demeanor of the 51-year old Ford. But we must take the "victim" very seriously and never doubt that she is disingenuous. While the likely real victim in this case has not only had his reputation destroyed, but must be mocked and ridiculed. Did I get that right?

Yes.

These are the same elitist people who have not one word to say about Menendez, Ellison, Clinton, Cardenas, and Cisneros. (Menedenz who is STILL A sitting Senator representing the State of New Jersey)

The Crack Emcee said...

Ann Althouse said...

"If you want a comedy sketch that mocks a woman who reports an attempted rape, start your own comedy sketch show. I'm sure it will be a blast."

Isn't that what "fearless" comedy would be right now?

David Begley said...

1. So the Left now hates Graham because they think he is gay. Maybe he is. Maybe he isn’t. Whatever, it is PRIVATE. Leave him alone.

2. “did a nice job of playing the bland professional who found herself in a place where she didn't belong, asked to do something she wouldn't be permitted even to begin to do.”

Rachael Mitchell had a tough job because of the time restrictions and format, but she failed at her task. She had to cross CBK on the important facts about time, date and location along with the 100% certainty of identification. CBK gave her a clue when she wouldn’t name the guy at GT Prep she was dating. And then we learned that Wisconsin Law alum Katz probably violated the Code of Professional Responsiblity by not conveying to her client the Senate’s offer to fly to CA. to take her testimony in private.

3. Why didn’t SNL mock the Woman with Two Front Doors? Easy target because she’s a lying loon.

Laslo Spatula said...

"They're commenting on the video because they haven't watched. I like commenters who do watch."

I watched it. I even remember the time and the place.

I am Laslo.

James K said...

Apparently Kanye West appeared at the end of SNL last night and was booed and mocked for his Trump support.

BidenFamilyTaxPayerFundedCrackPipe said...

I do wish Allah would show up when these people are all gathered in one giant ballroom.

Meade said...

“if someone asked her: other than Brett Kavanaugh and his friend, has anyone else ever sexually assaulted you.

Ford: Yes. Gorsuch. Alito. Roberts. Thomas.“

You have to admit, that is funny.

Ken B said...

Shorter Althouse: “ Have you read Kafka? Laugh riot.”

BidenFamilyTaxPayerFundedCrackPipe said...

Afterwards, the cast of SNL elites all went out and partied hard with Julie Swetnick.

Laslo Spatula said...

"Second, the writers gave her a script premised on the idea that Graham is a gay man...."

Because that shit is FUNNY.

Using the innuendo of secretly being gay is a laugh riot. Like when SNL did those skits about Hillary and Huma.

Again: ""Saturday Night Live" does a fantastic cold open with Matt Damon as Brett Kavanaugh."

I am Laslo.

mockturtle said...

If you want a comedy sketch that mocks a woman who reports an attempted rape, start your own comedy sketch show. I'm sure it will be a blast.

Why, no, Ann! We'd much prefer mocking an innocent man falsely accused of some kind of innocuous sexual impropriety 35 years ago. I can't believe you are this obtuse. I really can't.

Renee said...

I have a hard time watching SNL, because I know people who use it as their news source.
If people watched for comedy, fine.
Did Damon cover for Weinstein in 2004 to kill a story?

Bay Area Guy said...

If you're a ditzy 51- year old female psychologist, they let you do what you want, You can grab Republiican judges by the gavel.

actual items said...

What I would like to see SNL do a sketch about is this...

Modern day SJWs interact with the ghosts of ‘60 civil rights leaders and give examples of all the progress they’ve made. They eventually get to “and now women feel safe to making accusations with no corroborating evidence 35 years later without recalling any details including the year” and Emmett Till is like “wait what?”

mockturtle said...

I see Laslo beat me to it.

rehajm said...

You found your dopamine squirt right where you were looking for it. Good for you.

Shouting Thomas said...

I can't believe you are this obtuse. I really can't.

The poor princess had to go to the University of Michigan instead of Middlebury!

Put yourself in her position and try to imagine the outrage.

Humperdink said...

Recall the show "What's My Line"? The celebrity panel attempts to guess the real story of one of three guests. The remaining two are impostors. SNL could have Juanita Broaddrick and two impostors. The celebs would have to guess which of the three was assaulted by Bill Clinton. I would just roll on the floor laughing at this.

Side note: The producers may have trouble finding two impostors.

Browndog said...

Candace Owens has the best take on Saturday Night Live I've ever heard:

@nbcsnl is a high school drama class that does live improv of Washington Post articles.

rehajm said...

So the left got an extra week and Matt Damon gets to come back. What did Flake get in the compromise again?

rhhardin said...

What they left out was K was accused and he didn't do it; the comedy would be in the questions, like Kafka does it.

David Begley said...

If the DC Bar was serious, it would investigate lawyer Debra Katz.

1. Failing to convey all material offers to the client.

2. Did she leak CBF’s letter to the media?

Ken B said...

Mockturtle
This is how cruel neutrality works. Mocking a man for getting angry at being called a rapist, mocking a man who criticizes you as being gay, that's “fantastic.” You asked for cruel!

Notice that in the comments here Annie refers to “a woman who reports an attempted rape” with no tinge of doubt, no “alleged”, no “makes an accusation “ just “reports”. That's neutrality!

And anyone who remembers Monty Python and The Holy Grail knows credulity can be mocked.

Bay Area Guy said...

Remember the hit Broadway show, "Cats"?

Dr. Blasey Ford thinks it's a documentary.

Gahrie said...

If you want a comedy sketch that mocks a woman who reports an attempted rape, start your own comedy sketch show. I'm sure it will be a blast.

There used to be one....it mocked Monica Lewinsky, Linda Tripp and Paula Jones. I don't know if it's still on...it stopped being funny long ago.

wendybar said...

The bravest person on SNL last night was Kanye West. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1RbU0WP850

tcrosse said...

Emmett Till protesting his innocence: Comedy Gold!

wendybar said...

Gahrie said...
If you want a comedy sketch that mocks a woman who reports an attempted rape, start your own comedy sketch show. I'm sure it will be a blast.

There used to be one....it mocked Monica Lewinsky, Linda Tripp and Paula Jones. I don't know if it's still on...it stopped being funny long ago.


BINGO!!!

chickelit said...

Althouse is going to stand her ground on this one...she’s never been wrong...about the important stuff!

Mike and Sue said...

Right on Gahrie!

Ken B said...

Tcrosse and Gabriel: fabulous.

We all have favourite dictator stories. Mine is about Stalin when he was told about Zinoviev being dragged to the firing squad. Uncle Joe started a “fantastic” impression of Zinoviev weeping and wailing, slumping like a man being held up by the arms. (It's described in Ulam's biography, look for ‘Neutrality, cruel’ in the index.)

Amadeus 48 said...

Sorry, Althouse. You are losing me on this.

There is something so far off reality with Ford that she should be inspected down to her core. Why doesn’t her family offer her public support?. Who has she been for the pst twenty years? Is this )a “recovered” memory or has she been brooding about it for 36 years? What did she say about it to her friends? You mean that a teen-aged girl who wasn’t raped wouldn’t tell her friends about something like this? Did she have any friends, this high school cheerleader?

This whole thing smells to high heaven.

I am not neutral, but I don’t pretend to be. You say you are neutral. You are full of baloney.

God bless Brett Kavanaugh. God bless Lindsey Graham.

Mr. Majestyk said...

I watched the skit. Chuckled a few times. SNL had a lot of material to work with. Which just goes to prove Kavsnaugh's point that this has become a circus. Despite the abundance of material, as others have noted, they chose to mock only Kavanaugh and Republicans.

gg6 said...

Yes, yes, this is cruel neutrality, indeed. Don't show/mock/laff at any Female accuser or you will be harassed at restaurants and most likely lynched in a blue-state capitol.

Robert Cook said...

I assume that women are lying about rape now.”

That’s always been the default perspective. One reason women often don’t and haven’t reported being raped.

Fernandinande said...

So you think important stuff is funny, Чикелит? I can't imagine what sort of mind thinks like that. Sad.

maskirovka77 said...

Ann, I agree it would have been inappropriate to mock Dr. Ford because she is a woman credibly claiming to be a victim of an attempted rape. But I think it was inappropriate to mock Judge Kavanaugh because he is a man who is credibly arguing that he is not guilty of this alleged crime.

If SNL wanted to be fair (and I know they did not), they could have either left this alone for a week or they could have mocked the Republican and Democrat Senators and left Kavanaugh and Ford alone.

Ken B said...

Has anyone asked Meade directly? Meade, do YOU buy the cruel neutrality claim? Or is she, in your opinion, not quite neutral?

Random Thought said...

As someone who grew up near GP, went to a nearby girls school and partied practically every night in summer of '82, I find it possible that both sides are telling the truth as they remember it. This is a complicated and sad moment in the history of our government. That, combined with the absurdity of a 53 year-old having to answer for things written in their high school yearbook, screamed for some sort of comedic treatment. The SNL skit could have been more balanced, of course. But I agree with AA that making fun of a fragile witness whom even the Rs agreed had experienced some sort of trauma isn't going to get a lot of laughs.

gspencer said...

Whew! So glad they did this. 5 weeks to the election and I just wasn't sure which way to go. So happy I now have guidance.

gg6 said...

Next week I hope to see Matt Damon do his copyrighted "No, I had no idea that my pal Harvey Weinstein was an occasionally rude with females" routine. What a laff riot!

Martha said...

Anyone tangentially connected to Brett Kavanaugh, his wife, and his two young daughters is devastated—completely destroyed. I cannot begin to describe the horror of this ordeal for all involved. It is Kafkaesque. It is like a death in the family. A loss of everything held dear. Destroyed and then held up to ridicule by SNL. Have we no decency?

I know the Kavanaughs through my son who clerked for the Judge.

narciso said...


Remember there was nothing funny about obama:


https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/29/poll-josh-hawley-takes-lead-over-claire-mccaskill-after-she-announces-opposition-to-kavanaugh/

lee said...

Mrs. Althouse/Meade: by far the best site for comments/insight/conversation on the web. thanks for providing an venue!

Amadeus 48 said...

Yeah, Cookie, that’s the party line, along with you should never ask a woman what she was wearing or how many drinks she had had. But most prosecutors have moved beyond that thinking. As always, it is always 1965 in your world.

What we have here is an uncorroberated and unverifiable report of a drunken assault that occurred at some unknown place at some unknown time 36 years ago in the company of people who don’t recall it that just happens to be raised when the alleged perpetrator (who has a spotless record of public service) is nominated for the Supreme Court.

Eleanor said...

Brett Kavanaugh is very likely to become a Supreme Court Justice even with all of this crap being thrown at him. Ann Althouse isn't. The pinnacle of her career is as a professor at a second tier law school. There's absolutely nothing wrong with that. It's a great accomplishment, but if a woman in her 60s is still whining she wasn't encouraged to take calculus, it's not as impressive as 18 year old Ann had hoped for. A little jealousy might need to be factored into her response to SNL. I'm not sure how taking calculus would have made succeeding at law school easier. I've taken 6 semesters of it, and while the word "law" does come up now and then, I don't thing the word "court" is ever attached to it. FTR, I did watch the clip. I think a skit about Ford had the potential for being better because it would have been stepping on a comedy 3rd rail. SNL is not supposed to be "Mister Roger's Neighborhood".

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President-Mom-Jeans said...

You know what would really be funny? If Thomas and Kavanaugh repeal Lawerence v Texas and not only will people not be forced by the government by threat of violence to bake Althouse's precious little son a cake, they may throw him in jail.

Ha ha ha, get it? Ann participated in raping a judicial nominees career, but instead not only might baby killing on demand get pulled back, her little spawn may suffer backlash.

I think Alannis Morissete wrote a song about situations like this.

WK said...

Perhaps if they do a Weinstein skit in the future, Matt Damon can return for a cameo appearance.

Shouting Thomas said...

That’s always been the default perspective. One reason women often don’t and haven’t reported being raped.

No, Cookie, long ago I was a feminist.

Watching Woodstock's female artists and musicians fabricating rape stories as PR for their careers is what changed my mind. They all do it now. It's an industry.

Of course, you're a commie, so you're a deliberate liar too. Stoking hatred between men and women is your game plan.

Amadeus 48 said...

Why is everyone conceding that Ford had some trauma? Maybe yes, maybe no. What do we know about her?

President-Mom-Jeans said...

"Has anyone asked Meade directly?"

And mess with his sweet taxpayer subsidized meal ticket? Not likely. He's not going to comment on why its okay for liberals to may gay jokes about Graham either.

She who pays the piper calls the tune. Meade will dance to that tune like an unquestioning little bitch.

PB said...

SNL not worth my time.

narciso said...

No need to be abusive to our host, just to point out her judgement hasn't been sterling on some matters in the past.

Laslo Spatula said...

Christine Ford and her lawyer are at the airport. The plane Ford is to take to her hearing is waiting...

Christine (in little girl voice):"I'm not sure I can do this..."

"You can do it, Christine! They say that flying is much safer than driving."

"Really?"

"Oh yeah. Remember your flights to wonderful, sunny locations...?

"Yeah..."

"Well, it'll be just like that, except there will be a media spectacle after landing, rather than a lei and a daiquiri."

"That doesn't help. I mean, could we just ask the airline to put another front door on the plane? Because maybe I'd feel better if the plane had TWO front doors..."

"You just need to picture a happy place while on the plane, Christine, a place where you have been and things were wonderful. Can you do that?

"Actually, I'm not good with memories..."

"It's okay, Christine: the happy memory doesn't need to have a specific time or place."

"It doesn't?"

"Of course not. You don't even have to remember the year it happened, or how you got there, or how you left."

"That's good. (shifts to serious voice)Because basic memory functions, and, also just the level of norepinephrine and epinephrine in the brain, that sort of, as you know, encodes-- that neurotransmitter—encodes memories into the hippocampus, so the happy-related experience is kind of locked there, whereas other details kind of drift.”

"Yeah: you might want to tone that down a bit..."

(back to little girl voice) "Oh...okay..."

"Anyway, the time on the flight will give us a chance to go over your testimony again."

"That's good, because I think I remember a new detail!"

"Christine! What did I tell you about new details?"

"That's right. 'Whatever I do, don't add any new details to my story. It can only get me in trouble'."

"I REALLY need you to concentrate on not remembering, Christine..."

"You know, I really AM scared of flying..."

"That's good. I like a story when it's true, it helps shore up the trickier parts."

"But my story IS true! Don't you believe me?"

"Well, to be honest, I don't concern myself with little details like that. What's important is that America wants to believe you."

"They do?"

"Yes. And you can't let them down, Christine. America needs to believe you were almost raped..."

"But I WAS almost raped..."

"Good, good: keep that up. But remember --"

"I know, I know:'Whatever I do, don't add any new details to my story. It can only get me in trouble'."

"Exactly, Christine. Exactly."

Cut to stock footage of plane leaving runway...

I am Laslo.

Bad Lieutenant said...

Bay Area Guy said...
AA blasts back:

"If you want a comedy sketch that mocks a woman who reports an attempted rape, start your own comedy sketch show. I'm sure it will be a blast."

I offer some suggested edits for clarity:

"If you want a comedy sketch that mocks a woman who reports in secret 36 years after the fact to Senator Feinstein an attempted rape, from an unknown party, at an unknown house where her 4 identified witnesses saw and heard nothing start your own comedy sketch show. I'm sure it will be a blast."

Yes, a bit cumbersome. But facts are facts.

9/30/18, 8:04 AM


Or, just change the failed psychologist to a failed actress and have her actually do something worthwhile and actually suffer. Lindsay Lohan had more character and suffered more than either Ford or you, professor.

President-Mom-Jeans said...

"No need to be abusive to our host,"

It's not like I'm fabricating decades old fake rape allegations or spreading them across media platforms about her. Just pointing out some truths. I think "our host" is going to be just fine.

Civility bullshit.

BidenFamilyTaxPayerFundedCrackPipe said...

Again -- Where was the SNL actress mocking the little-girl voice of the grown woman who is destroying man and his family over her bogus High school recovered memory?

Gahrie said...

No need to be abusive to our host, just to point out her judgement hasn't been sterling on some matters in the past.

Yeah..it's not like she's ever been abusive to any of us (she has) or anyone else (Libertarians, Jessica Valenti, splooge stooges...)

Paco Wové said...

Did not watch, as I continue my boycott of 98%+ of products and services of all kinds.

Fernandinande said...

Christine Ford, Brett Kavanaugh and Josef K. walk into a Senate Hearing and the bartender says "Is this some kind of joke?"

narciso said...

Yes we've had differences of opinion on various issues.

Sloanasaurus said...

The problem with SNL and comedy skits like this is that we all know its done under the guidance and requirements of the fascist left and MeToo movements, etc.. The comedy writers are limited in what they can say and do as it must conform to the Stalinist cultural regime. (and most of the show writers are one with the regime.)

So watching SNL is like watching a comedy show in Soviet Russia. Yes, we can laugh at it and discuss it later at the water cooler using double speak. But we know its true purpose.

Everyone knows double speak is going on....




Fabi said...

"I agree it would have been inappropriate to mock Dr. Ford because she is a woman credibly claiming to be a victim of an attempted rape."

Remind me of the credible part again. Was it not knowing the day, month or year this occurred? Was it crossing out "early 80's" in her polygraph statement, leaving only a decadal timeframe? Was it scrubbing her entire social media profile? Was it being unable to identify the location of the alleged event? Was it that the entire accusation is based on a recovered memory?

There's not one single element of her story that is credible. Nothing.

rehajm said...

Why is everyone conceding that Ford had some trauma?

I think she invented the while thing. The only trauma she had was the worry the fake rape industrial complex would choose one of the other canditates.

mockturtle said...

Beautifully crafted, Laslo @9:00AM! :-)

Darrell said...

The correct way to handle this is to not do a sketch at all when it's a serious matter involving private individuals. Institutions, yes.

Michael K said...

The SC second half game was so bad last night I probably would have been better watching SNL for the first time in 30 years.

Carol said...

I watched it, and I laughed, but I remember the days when SNL used to go after everyone with *cruel neutrality* and I agree they should have given Ford equal time on demeanor alone. There is a tendency I think to revert to child mode under pressure that needs to be discouraged. Comedy is good medicine for that.

But they couldn't go there because Rape!1!!

Sebastian said...

"premised on the idea that Graham is a gay man"

Data point #3211 to show progs don't believe their own BS. Who cares about cheap homophobia when attacking the GOP?

"Blogger Ann Althouse said...
If you want a comedy sketch that mocks a woman who reports an attempted rape, start your own comedy sketch show. I'm sure it will be a blast."

There's that cruel neutrality again!

Or perhaps I missed the subtle, unusual self-deprecation, implicitly calling BS on the cruel neutrality BS and absurdly invoking That's Not Funny after having mocked the era of That's Not Funny. If so, then That's Funny!

Anyway, it must have been funny fun to see one of Weinstein's enablers make fun of a mean man who at some point somewhere somehow sorta-raped, though not rape-raped, not that anyone knew about it at the time or could testify to it now, a poor sister who is so traumatized that she forgot about it for 30 years, funneled the accusation to a congresswoman with the help of partisan lawyers, and now as "Dr." does her best imitation of a helpless little girl, just to stand up for all sisters with her courageous display of Agency, which is not to be made fun of, considering that it would call into question the very premise of feminist politics of resentment.

chuck said...

> Hold on a minute. Where's that "cold neutrality"?

Ann has a broad sentimental streak, the Ice Queen is a pose.

tim in vermont said...

Just curious if the Democrats reported this in kind contribution to the DNC.

rhhardin said...

I think women don't understand gentlemen, and how much free mental space gentlemen give women.

It becomes a problem with women in non-domestic places, where an argument is a positive.

"You're not being a gentleman."

Kaganaugh continued to be a gentleman towards Ford, but not his Dem tormenters.

SNL missed that.

Bay Area Guy said...

1n the summer of 1982, after Christy Blasey Ford was allegedly laid on top of at a summer party, she had the following options:

1. Tell her parents. She didn't
2. Tell the police. She didn't
3. Tell her close friend, Leland Keyser, who was at the party about it. She didn't.
4. Write down what happened. She didn't.
5. File a civil action. She didn't.

In 2006, When Brett Kavanaugh was nominated to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals in 2006, Dr. Blasey Ford had the further opportunity to:

6. Tell her parents. She didn't
7. Tell her husband. She didn't.
8. Tell the police. She didn't
9. Tell the Senate Judiciary Committee. She didn't
10.Write down what happened. She didn't
11. File a civil action. She didn't.

In 2012, for reasons unknown, she was in therapy with her husband and discussed a vague past incident involving 4 boys, but the therapist notes don't mention Kavanaugh

In 2018, she finally acted, but we don't know who prompted her to act. She wrote an unsworn letter to Sen. Feinstein, making her allegation, gave it to a Democrat Congresswonan (Anna Eshoo), and asked that it be kept confidential.

No lucid thinker would think of Dr. Blasey Ford as a survivor or a victim. She is a 51-year old psychologist lost in her warped mind, trying to destroy a good man's life with the help of a savvy, ruthless Democratic machine, and its enablers.

That's not funny.

The Crack Emcee said...

News on the move: Now Kellyanne Conway says she's been a victim of sexual assault.

Bring in the comedy writers!

LilyBart said...

Watching a man's life ruined has no humor for me.

LilyBart said...

The Crack Emcee said...
News on the move: Now Kellyanne Conway says she's been a victim of sexual assault.


Based on the left's definition of sexual assault, I'm pretty sure we all been victims of it.

(

chuck said...

An unfunny comedy show is funny in a meta sort of way.

Sebastian said...

So, what does the kid-glove treatment of "Dr." Ford, in the hearing and on TV, tell us about the subordination of women by the patriarchy, of which Althouse reminded us so poignantly yesterday, with her tale of missed calculus classes and "humbly" submitting to daddy's refusal to pay for Middlebury?

I invite you to think deeply about that.

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Fabi said...

This is comedy gold, Jerry! Skip to the 8:30 mark and watch Trump roast Feinstein's stupidity. Also note the crowd's reaction when the witch's name is mentioned. Gold, I'm telling ya -- gold!

https://youtu.be/tf66YQhB4v0

Michael Fitzgerald said...

Oh, Faggot ass Matt Damon, pal of rapists Casey Affleck and Harvey Weinstein, that Matt Damon. He's the perfect Hollywood douchebag to portray the brazen hypocrisy of Hollywood progs and Democrat party members. Faggot ass Matt has been kinda quiet since the last movie he made with megahypocrite George Clooney sank like a rock because of their friendship and support of their rape-rape friends, but you've been punished enough, Matty. Welcome back to the fellowship of scumbags. There's a republican to assassinate!

rehajm said...

Isn't that what "fearless" comedy would be right now?

I agree with Crack!

Laslo’s show was called Fridays back in the day. It was funny and subversive then, too.

mezzrow said...

Althouse, I just have to drill down on your seeming assertion that this is a ripe subject for comedy. I've watched it, but not via your link. It was cringey. Very cringey.

And you with sons and a husband. Hope (sincerely and genuinely) you don't ever have occasion to regret fueling a fire that could burn down your own house or country, one good man at a time.

Are you assuming that they will stop this if it works? You were in Madison for the Walker kerfuffle. These folks really enjoy this kind of activity and will grow it like a cancer if they can. If you find humor in this, examine your funny bone and your soul. This is not a time to embrace cynicism. In my part of the world, public lynchings were entertainment not so long ago. We understand this sort of thing.

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Michael Fitzgerald said...

I watched it. It sucked. Especially annoying is the laughter from Democrat party dipshits and hypocrites in the audience.

Wince said...

Even if you take Ford's story at face value, I don't see how she establishes "attempted rape" in the scenario she describes. Sounded more like she wanted to get the word "rape" in somewhere in her testimony.

"Intent? How did you establish that?"

All of which reminds me of a Clint Eastwood line, other than the Gran Torino reference in that SNL cold open:

"When a man is chasing a woman through an alley with a butcher’s knife and a hard-on, I figure he isn’t out collecting for the Red Cross."

Otherwise known in legal circles as "specific, articulable facts".

jwl said...

I haven't watched SNL in years but from clips this morning, I think Kanye saying SNL staff were trying to bully him from wearing his MAGA hat was more interesting than Damon trying to get back in good books of left wing ideologues.

BidenFamilyTaxPayerFundedCrackPipe said...

SNL, as always, is Air America for late night TV.

I too would like to know if the R-party can have equal time given to them on a late night TV show? This is all free donations for democratics.

Gunner said...

Why didn't McCain, during his vast funeral preparations, include a demand that any eulogy stipulate if Graham is gay or not?

rcocean said...

I agree Damon does a good job, but the quality of the writing was poor and the other comedians were miscast or mediocre/bad.

The problem is the writers are leftists and they can only attack the Right, which in this case means Graham and Kavanaugh.

Plus, its hard to satirize the R's since they said nothing except Graham. And Mitchell was bland and intelligent and did nothing but ask softball questions.

They could have make fun of the absurd deference that everyone treated Ms. Ford With. They could have made fun of Leahy and his stupid blow up of a yearbook. Or Feinstein's obvious lies about everything. Or Ms. Ford's obvious lies. Or Booker and Hirano - who are both dumb as post and easy targets.

BTW, who's the last SNL comedian to become a big star?

Roughcoat said...

Laslo is a genius and mockturtle is a voice of reason and sanity. I stand with them both. They speak for me.

This whole episode has been a turning point for Althouse and her commenters. Althouse has not come off well.

Laslo Spatula said...

Something I'd like to point out about my 9:00 riff. Athouse wrote:

"If you want a comedy sketch that mocks a woman who reports an attempted rape, start your own comedy sketch show. I'm sure it will be a blast."

I wanted to show that you could do a different take without blasting the woman in question as a liar.

In the riff I have her asserting the truth of her story, and her lawyer not giving a damn because the truth isn't important, only the accusation is.

And it makes implicit that this is bread & circuses for a willing crowd:

"Yes. And you can't let them down, Christine. America needs to believe you were almost raped..."

Sure, the riff could stand a polish -- I am not a professional -- I wrote it in fifteen minutes as an experiment. But I think there are ways the subject can be approached without the vaudeville of Damon shotgunning a beer as the big comedic payoff.

I am Laslo.

BidenFamilyTaxPayerFundedCrackPipe said...

Each and every SNL employee voted for Hillary Clinton.


Hillary slut shames real rape victims, sets up a private servers for cash, and kills pets.

rcocean said...

Norm MacDonald is Canadian and basically an apolitical centrist. During the 90s he would occasionaly take funny pot shots at Clinton and other D's as SNL News anchor.

Result: Despite good ratings, NBC Entertain President Don Olmeyer personally fired him. He didn't like McDonald making fun of the D's.

Anonymous said...

If you want a comedy sketch that mocks a woman who reports an attempted rape, start your own comedy sketch show. I'm sure it will be a blast.

I know I'm piling on and repeating what's already been said several times here already, but, damn, this is an obscene level of obtuseness and bias.

Apparently tragedy is a woman not being protected and honored as a sacred victim upon her alleging sexual assault, no matter how implausible the allegation and full of holes the testimony and evidence; comedy is a man having his career, reputation, and family destroyed by allegations of sexual assault, no matter how implausible the allegation and full of holes the testimony and evidence.

A few years back, I remember thinking it peculiar when you treated with po-faced sobriety the obvious fantasy bullshit that was the UVA rape story. Just assumed that you were doing your "cruel neutrality" shtick in that first post you put up on the topic. Creative trolling, as it were, to see what commenters had to say about it. But in retrospect I see it was far more likely to have been the weird willful gullibility that you've been displaying on the Kavanaugh accusations.

rcocean said...

We need an edgy comedian to make fun of obviously lying, politically motivated, women who make fake sexual assault charges:

Like Ms. Ford and the Plastic Dick lady.

The Crack Emcee said...

Weekend Update was cruel but funny. I didn't agree with all of it - and it still featured Kate McKinnon to my horror - but it was better than this.

Amadeus 48 said...

The comments on this thread caused to go read Althouse’s comments in the patriarchy thread yesterday. Those gave me a different take on who Althouse is. She is so interesting and in control that I had no idea that there was a wistful component of “the road not taken” in her personality.
Ii have always thought that the art student turned law professor was unusual and totally refreshing. The whole Meade adventure reinforced my impression of an independent spirit who knew what was impotant to her. The expressive personality comes through loud and clear. You seem to have had a great life.

So, I take it that your principal problem is the sense of entitlement that surrounds Kavanaugh and the Supreme Court. Yeah, in my law school there was a special seminar for students deemed by the faculty to merit consideration for Supreme Court clerkships, a sheep and goats division for sure. And I think the self-described 17 year old Kavanaugh was kind of a jerk-what’s all this fascination with beer? Grow up!

But no one deserves what Kavanaugh is getting. And he has an adult pattern of doing exactly what would have encouraged women like you. And Ford? Where did she come from? We are supposed to embrace her tears when she has perpetrated an ambush of epic proportions. What she is doing is really bad.

Gunner said...

The chance of SNL making fun of Ford is about the same as the chance that they will make fun of Black Lives Matter. I doubt they will even make fun of Creepy Porn Lawyer

Amadeus 48 said...

OMG. That was “important” not impotant. Red face,!

rcocean said...

Ford said she didn't know the Senate offered to come to California to talk to her, or who paid for the polygraph, or who was paying for her lawyers, or how she got her Lawyers, or that she could have flown to DC. Or who leaked her letter, or ...

She was just a poor Psychology Professor with a PHD, who didn't know nuthin' about nothin' - still traumatized by a groping that happened 36 years ago. She couldn't remember nuthin' except Kavanaugh groped her and she had only ONE Beer and the record player was on when she went into the house that was somewhere in the DC Metro area.



rcocean said...

The kids at the Babalyon Bee could probably find a way to make fun of an obvious phony like Ford, without crossing a line.

Meade said...

Great comments by Carol @9:17 AM and rhhardin @ 9:31.

rcocean said...

What makes this absurd is that Kavanaugh isn't particularly conservative. He was George Bush's aide. He was supposed to be the establishment, Anthony Kennedy approved, safe choice that would sail through.

BidenFamilyTaxPayerFundedCrackPipe said...

Remember when SNL got all serous after Hillary Clinton lost? Hillary shames real rape victims.


SNL were sads.

rcocean said...

What about making fun of Jeff Flake? I'm not funny and even I could write some jokes!

Meade said...

(and The Crack Emcee @ 10:02 AM)

rcocean said...

Terrible comment by Meade @ 10:11

Up your game!

Fabi said...

The "one beer" claim was obvious bullshit. How many cops have heard that claim when they pulled someone over late at night -- all of them!

Ken B said...

Buzzard
You have missed Ann's point. Someone said Kavanaugh might vote to overturn Roe, so he fucking deserves it.

SDaly said...

Character assassination isn't so bad when it's done artistically. Am I right?


f you want a comedy sketch that mocks a woman who reports an attempted rape, start your own comedy sketch show. I'm sure it will be a blast.

A comedy show about a good man and father whose reputation is being shattered, right now? That sure is a hoot!

BidenFamilyTaxPayerFundedCrackPipe said...

RH

Kaganaugh continued to be a gentleman towards Ford, but not his Dem tormenters.

SNL missed that.


Indeed. The entire media-democrat-hollywood machine missed it. on purpose.

rcocean said...

"Kaganaugh continued to be a gentleman towards Ford, but not his Dem tormenters."

Of course. He pointed out the gaps in story but was made all the usual expected positive comments toward her.

He has nothing to gain by being nasty to her.

Matt Sablan said...

I find the left's obsession with insulting Republicans by pretending they are closeted gay men vaguely homophobic.

Bay Area Guy said...

I hear Julie Sweatnik has a great sense of humor. A modern-day Fanny Brice! All those gang-rape jokes about high school parties in Montgomery County - and yet, no victims and no police reports. Hilarious!

tcrosse said...

I find the left's obsession with insulting Republicans by pretending they are closeted gay men vaguely homophobic.

Nothing vague about it. It's plain old-fashioned fag-bashing. All in a good cause, of course.

rcocean said...

There was no need to be rude to Ford but the deference shown were was absurd.

The R's didn't even poke holes in her story. Mitchell did it subtly, but how many people even noticed?

I don't know if the R's just tossed her the mic and told her to ad-lib or whether she was asking questions they wanted answered. But her whole line of questioning made no impression.

Meade said...

Knock knock

Who's there?

Rape

Rape who?

Aren't you glad I didn't say abortion?

Meade said...

Now that's what I call cruel neutrality™.

Matt Sablan said...

"I don't know if the R's just tossed her the mic and told her to ad-lib or whether she was asking questions they wanted answered. But her whole line of questioning made no impression."

-- She was sent in to call into question the Democrats intentions. That's why the questioning focused on things like the polygraph and the fact her lawyers withheld information from Ford. The Republicans decided any attempt to be confrontational with her would backfire, so instead, tried to make political arguments instead of factual ones.

Yet, they still got Ford to admit she didn't know who pushed her, how many people were at the party or if she could hear the alleged two boys laughing. Honestly, in a jury trial, this would have been incredibly effective *on a factual level.*

Gahrie said...

Based on the left's definition of sexual assault, I'm pretty sure we all been victims of it.

When I was 13 years old I had a girl literally thrust her hand down the front of my pants, grab my dick and sexually proposition me. My family was friends with her family. She did so in a park in front of other people. The first thing I did when I saw my parents afterward was tell them about it. Then I promptly forgot it and got on with my life.

(This is a true story)

BidenFamilyTaxPayerFundedCrackPipe said...

Bay Area Guy Re-print

1n the summer of 1982, after Christy Blasey Ford was allegedly laid on top of at a summer party, she had the following options:

1. Tell her parents. She didn't
2. Tell the police. She didn't
3. Tell her close friend, Leland Keyser, who was at the party about it. She didn't.
4. Write down what happened. She didn't.
5. File a civil action. She didn't.

In 2006, When Brett Kavanaugh was nominated to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals in 2006, Dr. Blasey Ford had the further opportunity to:

6. Tell her parents. She didn't
7. Tell her husband. She didn't.
8. Tell the police. She didn't
9. Tell the Senate Judiciary Committee. She didn't
10.Write down what happened. She didn't
11. File a civil action. She didn't.

In 2012, for reasons unknown, she was in therapy with her husband and discussed a vague past incident involving 4 boys, but the therapist notes don't mention Kavanaugh

In 2018, she finally acted, but we don't know who prompted her to act. She wrote an unsworn letter to Sen. Feinstein, making her allegation, gave it to a Democrat Congresswonan (Anna Eshoo), and asked that it be kept confidential.

No lucid thinker would think of Dr. Blasey Ford as a survivor or a victim. She is a 51-year old psychologist lost in her warped mind, trying to destroy a good man's life with the help of a savvy, ruthless Democratic machine, and its enablers.


That's not funny.

Coons and Flake think it is funny.

Curious George said...

I guess we can start to make fun of gays again.

Michael K said...

Someone said Kavanaugh might vote to overturn Roe, so he fucking deserves it.

Somebody needs to to get the politics out of the Supreme Court.

I suspect Amy Barrett will be the one to write the decision.

Gahrie said...

Knock knock

Who's there?

False accusations

false accusations who?

splooge stooges, so who gives a fuck?

Bay Area Guy said...

Think about this:

1. Crystal Magnum - the lying stripper from the Duke Lacross case - at least filed a timely police report about the alleged crime.
2. Jackie Coakley - the lying college girl from Univ of VA - at least told some school counselors and then a reporter about the alleged crime.

And yet Dr. Blasey Ford stays silent for 36 years?

Fabi said...

There have been numerous references to Roe v. Wade when divining Althouse's bias against Kavanaugh but I haven't seen any reference to Obergefell v. Hodges.

Meade said...

rcocean said...
"Up your game!"

And he's right!

Matt Sablan said...

" She had to cross CBK on the important facts about time, date and location along with the 100% certainty of identification. "

-- Those are all dead ends though; she doesn't know, doesn't know, doesn't know and obviously it was Kavanaugh, indelibly seared into her memory, yadda, yadda. Better to attack and expose things she won't repeat robotically than give her a chance to emote about things that won't help you learn anything new.

Matt Sablan said...


“if someone asked her: other than Brett Kavanaugh and his friend, has anyone else ever sexually assaulted you.

Ford: Yes. Gorsuch. Alito. Roberts. Thomas.“

You have to admit, that is funny.

--> A joke with a bit more edge would be to have her lawyer ask for a moment, and then Feinstein say: "I believe Judge Fill in the Blank has as well."

Meade said...

Gahrie said...
"grab my dick and sexually proposition me"

Grab it? I can't even find it!

Gahrie said...

There have been numerous references to Roe v. Wade when divining Althouse's bias against Kavanaugh but I haven't seen any reference to Obergefell v. Hodges.

That's because Althouse has used Roe to justify keeping Kavanagh off the Court and not Obergefell.

Ray - SoCal said...

I found the cold open sad, sick, and biased.

What a horrible thing to do to Judge Kavanaugh and his family, especially his kids. Talk about cruelty. I see Kavanaugh’s victimhood as much, or more than Fords. His reputation that he has spent over 30 years building, has been destroyed. He will always be labeled by some as a sexual predator, an attempted rapist, a person that lacks emotional control. News media coverage is 94% Ford, 4% Kavanaugh’s side. SNL continued the bias.

Unfortunately, I’m not surprised.

Boring post.

Kanya with the MAGA hat at snl is much more interesting. His father was a black panther.

Gahrie said...

"grab my dick and sexually proposition me"

Grab it? I can't even find it!


Well at least it's a switch from fat old male loser who can't get a woman.

Matt Sablan said...

"2. Did she leak CBF’s letter to the media?"

-- Assuming Ford and the Intercept are telling the truth, it has to be either the representative (Ashoo? I think) or Ford's lawyers. Well, actually, it could also be Ford, and she forgot. At this point, the only ethical thing for the paper to do is reveal their source. It is either a woman who can't remember being their source, or someone who broke their legal and ethical obligations to that woman.

Meade said...

"--> A joke with a bit more edge would be to have her lawyer ask for a moment, and then Feinstein say: "I believe Judge Fill in the Blank has as well.""

In reference to Feinstein not being able to keep a confidence? (Otherwise, not sure I get it.)

Matt Sablan said...

" I find it possible that both sides are telling the truth as they remember it. "

-- Why do you believe Ford, who can't be sure of the people involved in her story, and who none -- not even her good friend -- corroborate her story?

Bad Lieutenant said...

And yet Dr. Blasey Ford stays silent for 36 years?


That's nothing, Althouse kept shtum for 50 or 60 years until today as far as we know. And she still won't identify the attacker, state explicitly what happened, when, where. But it seems to be the axis of her life.

Meade said...

"Well at least it's a switch from fat old male loser who can't get a woman."

Sad clown jokes. Now you really have found a humorless genre.

Francisco D said...

If you want a comedy sketch that mocks a woman who reports an attempted rape, start your own comedy sketch show. I'm sure it will be a blast.

If you want a comedy sketch that mocks a woman who fabricates an attempted rape with the help of her DNC enablers, I am sure it will be a blast, but we can't go there because women never lie about these things.

Despite Ann's (dubious) legal training she is absolutely sure that CBF is a victim of assault despite tons of inconsistencies, convenient memory lapses (i.e., lying), not a shred of corroborating evidence, and elaborate preparation of the narrative (e.g., the fear of flying, scrubbing social media, fear for her life, etc).

Ann shows us her open minded side by suggesting that Kavanagh (the nerdy high achieving Cub Scout) might not have been the assaulter. But someone molested this woman and it's likely to be that guy who portrays himself beyond reproach because ...

because ... Men do bad things and women never lie. Because he was a little more privileged than me. Because my career was derailed by the inability to go to a private college and take some of the courses I wanted to take because I am a woman, etc. etc.

You are not as bad as the women who screamed at Flake in the elevator, but you enable them, little princess.

Gahrie said...

Now you really have found a humorless genre.

I was given inspiration.

Matt Sablan said...

"BTW, who's the last SNL comedian to become a big star?"

-- Isn't Kate McCinnon McKinnon, whatever, a relatively big star?

BidenFamilyTaxPayerFundedCrackPipe said...

Where is the FBI investigation into Kieth Ellison?

He wants to be Attorney General of an entire state and his accuser has accusations from 2017.

not 36 years ago/high school.

Matt Sablan said...

"In reference to Feinstein not being able to keep a confidence? (Otherwise, not sure I get it.)"

-- The joke is that the Democrats pushed out material opposing Kavanaugh before even filling in the name. The joke being that Feinstein *doesn't care* about Ford, just about scoring a political point. I guess it may be a bit esoteric.

Inga...Allie Oop said...

It was very funny, but could’ve been hilarious, it didn’t quite get there.

rehajm said...

Where is the FBI investigation into Kieth Ellison

Modern Sexual McCarthyism has no patience for questions like this.

Fabi said...

Gahrie -- I think she's using the abortion argument as a red herring. Which do you think she cares about more -- abortion or gay marriage? I think it's the latter by a significant margin.

Michael K said...

Blogger Matthew Sablan said...
"2. Did she leak CBF’s letter to the media?"

-- Assuming Ford and the Intercept are telling the truth, it has to be either the representative (Ashoo? I think) or Ford's lawyers. Well, actually, it could also be Ford, and she forgot.


Jesus !

Of course Ford is the one who leaked it ! It is good tactics to say she was violated but that is all fiction.

She is a SJW on a mission. Little girl voice and all. Scrubbing her social media is a huge Tell.

Bad Lieutenant said...


Ann Althouse said...
If you want a comedy sketch that mocks a woman who reports an attempted rape, start your own comedy sketch show. I'm sure it will be a blast.

9/30/18, 7:52 AM


We could warm up with a Bad Lip Reading. But the creators would be deplatformed and hounded out of society in, oh, an hour.

Gahrie said...

I think she's using the abortion argument as a red herring. Which do you think she cares about more -- abortion or gay marriage? I think it's the latter by a significant margin.

I think she cares about them equally, but expects to get more support with Roe. They both depend on twisting and distorting the meaning of the 14th Amendment and inventing a right to privacy, so by defending one she defends the other.

Michael K said...

Another Flake job interview.

He is a creep.

Hey Skipper said...

I am Laslo.

9/30/18, 9:00 AM


Just when I think I have seen peak Laslo ...

Michael K said...

Here we go !

Another rape accusation 11 years later with no police report. And a Republican, of course.

“Today I watched as Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee,” accuser Candace Faber wrote on Medium that afternoon. “Like many survivors, I was inspired by Dr. Ford’s courage.”

“That is why I chose to name my rapist on Twitter: Joe Fain. He currently serves as a Senator in the Washington State Legislature. I did this without professional legal counsel. It was a decision I made in the moment,” she added.


At least she gives a date.

FullMoon said...

"Blogger Ann Althouse said...
If you want a comedy sketch that mocks a woman who reports an attempted rape, start your own comedy sketch show. I'm sure it will be a blast."


Yeah. Ya know, if some drunk guy tries to kiss and cop a feel off some drunk girl and the girl feels like she is gonna be raped, there must be some kind of thing going on in that particular social circle leading her to believe that.
Some knowledge of other girls being raped by these guys?

Where are they? Well connected, forceful lawyers running the show along with NYT, WaPo and the rest of MSM contacting not only known friends and acquaintances but every single person in years of schoolbooks for both schools , as well as colleges cannot come up with a single supporting person other than a couple of weak SJW types.

And K has a hundred people who actually know him personally vouching for him.

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