September 19, 2018

The sex-ed teacher at Georgetown Prep had filled Mark Judge's "vocabulary with words like clitoris, orgasm, and ejaculation."

"What he hadn’t prepared me for was falling in love with a real person. To be sure, hormones were driving me to have sex with Donna. But it was also something more transcendent. As Saint Ambrose once put it, lovers embracing seem to be attempting to breathe their souls into each other. Again, rock ’n’ roll seemed to describe the powerful parallel world I was entering. Where my parents and their generation considered lovemaking a wonderful taboo not to be spoken of in detail, and [the sex-ed teacher] Mr. Ward reduced it to Marxism and moving parts, the songs I loved told me that it could be both—the swiveling hips of Elvis and the tender ballads of the Fab Four; the erotic dynamism of Little Richard and the moonlit romance of Van Morrison. To put it in theological terms, the music made the connection between agape, the love of God, and eros, physical desire. At night, from Joe’s room, Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, the Allman Brothers, and the blues musicians he loved would serenade me with the wonder of love."

From "A Tremor of Bliss: Sex, Catholicism, and Rock 'n' Roll," by Mark Judge.

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Mark Judge was the other boy in the room with Brett Kavanaugh and her, according to Christine Blasely Ford.

133 comments:

Чикелит said...

Can they afFord to gnaw on another judge?

Mike Sylwester said...

I know pornography when I see it!

Drago said...

We now know Diane Feinstein refuses to actually share the lunatic lefty liar's hoax letter detailing the made up encounter.

Well, that is certainly.a theme with the dems/lefties/LLR's these days, isn't it?

Sydney said...

That's very well written. Maybe I should read his book instead of John Paul II's Man and Woman He Created Them, a Theology of the Body.

Mike Sylwester said...

When will people stop elbowing us about the thing everyone is looking at?

mccullough said...

Actually, according to her marriage therapist’s notes, Ford said it was four boys who attacked in her late teens. These boys were described as “high profile” members of DC society

The story is now Kavanaugh with Judge egging him on. The two other boys were now in the other room. And now it happened when she was “15.”

Was Judge a “high profile member of DC Society” in 2012? Now? Ever?

Ford is from a long line of accusers who saw Goode Procter dancing with the devil. She saw it sometime in the summer in her late teens or when she was 15 at a house somewhere on Montgomery County Maryland.

Ford is a liar. Let’s hear from her husband.




Michael K said...

Of course there is no evidence that anyone was there, wherever it was supposed to be.

This is nonsense.

rhhardin said...

He became a hymenopterist.

Mike Sylwester said...

Maybe this all is just a prank to goose up sales of that book.

stan said...

Why aren't the media dredging up everything about her life? How can we assess her credibility? Pretty bizarre to examine Judge but not her.

Henry said...

Mark Judge was the other name in the room.

Mike Sylwester said...

The amazon ratings:

* One reader gave it five stars.

* One readers gave it two stars.

* Two readers gave it one star.

One reader must be Dr. Christina Blasey Ford. I think she is the reader who gave it five stars.

Ann Althouse said...

"Maybe I should read his book instead of John Paul II's Man and Woman He Created Them, a Theology of the Body."

The next paragraph after what I quoted is about that very book!

"Yet the Church was catching up with the Top 40. In September 1979—my first week at Georgetown Prep—Pope John Paul II began a series of lectures that would be published as The Theology of the Body. John Paul II went back to Genesis to reveal the true meaning of love and the human body. The pope emphasized that man—meaning all human persons—was made in the image of God. Thus, when we are seeing another person, we are seeing the image of God. We become even more like God through the act of loving that person as an image of God, not as an object of lust. And we can only achieve mastery of ourselves and our sexuality by realizing that we ourselves are also created in the image of God. When we know this fully, we can come to realize genuine freedom."

Mike Sylwester said...

I suppose that Dr. Ford's husband gave it one star.

Reading it just added to his sexual frustration.

steve uhr said...

Nice of Mark to change Bret Kavanaugh's name to Bart O'kavanaugh in his book. That's what friends are for.

Ann Althouse said...

Imagine Judge testifying to the Senators and telling him about this.

Spiros Pappas said...

These kids are as bad as the trailer park or ghetto kids.

EDH said...

"At night, from Joe’s room, Jimi Hendrix, the Rolling Stones, the Allman Brothers, and the blues musicians he loved would serenade me with the wonder of love."

This whole Kavanaugh episode reminds me of hazy memories down in...

Joe's Garage

Down in Joe's Garage
We didn't have no dope or LSD
But a coupla quarts'a beer
Would fix it so the intonation
Would not offend your ear
And the same old chords goin' over 'n' over
Became a symphony
We would play it again 'n' again 'n' again
Cause it sounded good to me
One more time!

We thought we was pretty good
We talked about keepin' the band together
'N' we figured that we should
Cause about this time we was gettin' the eye
From the girls in the neighborhood
They'd all come over 'n' dance around

mccullough said...

No decent person wants to deter genuine victims from coming forward so no one wants to dig into Ford’s life. Ford and her Scum Lawyers and the Scum Dems count on the decency of others.

But they have no problem hurting the credibility of actual victims by making people more skeptical of these claims.

Ford is not credible.

Henry said...

stan said...
Why aren't the media dredging up everything about her life?

This is really the key point. The mainstream media is treating the accuser as a kind of theoretical principle. She is not a human being whose place in this story demands reporting. She is something posited, a springboard to analysis, the unbroken convex of the media's empty vessel.

Mike Sylwester said...

Correction:

* Four readers gave it one star.

Henry said...

Ann Althouse said...
Imagine Judge testifying to the Senators and telling him about this.

Remember the non primetime witnesses of the Clarence Thomas hearings? There were some real weirdos.

* * *

What we're seeing with Judge is the hazard of the confessional essay. It only works as long as the stakes are so small that no one calls you as a witness.

rhhardin said...

Thurber has a chapter in Is Sex Necessary on how to tell love from lust.

One clue is the inability to get beyond the first line of your love letter to her. Also not liking how you looked at her yesterday.

mccullough said...

Booker: So the O’Kavanaugh in your book is really Brett Kavanaugh and it’s all true about how much he drank.

Judge: No. I just made it up like you made up T-Bone. The Brett in the book isn’t Brett Kavanaugh. It’s just a character. The person isn’t real. Just like T-Bone isn’t real, Senator Spartacus. Brett is a good man. He doesn’t have sex with 15 year old girls who are victims of sexual trafficking like your real life friend Bob Menendez.

rhhardin said...

No decent person wants to deter genuine victims from coming forward

Don't come forward. Report a crime to the police and otherwise shut up. The world does not care about your feelings.

Mugging victims don't make public nuisances of themselves. Use that as a model.

Mr. Majestyk said...

Clitorides, orgasms, and ejaculations -- oh my!

rcocean said...

She identified another boy, called PJ, who also denies he was ever at such a party.

Was the 4th person - the 4th man? Or a girl?

If a guy, then what was a 15 y/o girl doing in a strange house, with 3 drunk, older boys - who she barely knew?

I can see, why she doesn't want to testify in public.

chuck said...

And this is relevant? It is a curio from another time, but you seem to think it is relevant to the current kerfuffle. For that, I think you would first need to establish the truth of the accusation, otherwise you might as well quote from Naked Lunch.

rhhardin said...

What makes it relevant is that it's on MSNBC, the non-stop women's channel.

Mike Sylwester said...

It must be extraordinarily erotic to be in a threesome with a girl from an elitist girls' school.

mccullough said...

Rhhardin. Just like the woman who was raped by William Kennedy Smith. She went to the police. She testified at trial.

I agree the world doesn’t care about anyone’s feelings. Including the feelings of shut-in incels who talk to young boys on ham radioes.


rhhardin said...

Naming female body parts is important for TV news coverage so that women feel raped. They enjoy it.

D 2 said...

Look. Any man who thinks Moondance = "the" Van Morrison song is a dilettante. There, I said it.

Of course that's just a lacklustre and likely all-in-vain attempt to steer what is likely going to be another 348 comment thread about That Night Sometime in '82.

According to wiki, Van released "Beautiful Vision" in Feb 82. I seriously don't think there is a chance in hell that Vanlose Stairway was playing in the background of an underage prep kids swimming party. When I was 15, (which was later than '82) I was certainly - in hindsight too dumb NOT to play it. Which I regret.

Jay Elink said...

Grassley has written Feinstein demanding to see the actual letter she got from Ford, not the redacted copy she's been waving around.

So...GRASSLEY and the committee haven't seen the accusation!!

This is bullshit...all...the...way...down.

President-Mom-Jeans said...

Feinstein should be expelled from the Senate for this. Thankfully, she is older than dirt and will hopefully die in the near future. There is a nice spot in hell waiting for her. That its a shame the atomic bombs didn't take out whatever garbage that cunt from Hawaii was spawned from, but maybe she can get that same brain cancer as McCain. Ditto for Stolen Valor Blumenthal and Gillebrand. There isn't a single senate democrat that I wouldn't cheer contracting fast moving cancer with a nice expensive single malt.


This smear of Kavanaugh is too far. I don't even think the feminazi's believe it, but they will pretend because nothing is more important to them than the ability to kill babies on a whim.


The democrats are going to lose 70-75 percent of the white male vote forever, there are always a few cucks and beta pussies. White women on the other hand, will be split between the worthless lefty whores and decent people who don't want to see their sons, husbands, or brothers destroyed on a transparent lie. Maybe Hispanic and Black women too, who aren't buying this privileged cracker professor twat's nonsense.



Henry said...

I actually think that Ford and Trump are right. I don't know how Kavanaugh feels about it.

Let's have a long, boring, undramatic, inconclusive investigation by law enforcement types.

Kavanaugh has a job. The SCOTUS will survive with eight. They can call it SOTUS, the Supreme Octopus of the United States.

EDH said...

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

"Are very good indeed."

Sex and drugs and rock and roll
Is all my brain and body need
Sex and drugs and rock and roll
Are very good indeed

Keep your silly ways or throw them out the window
The wisdom of your ways, I've been there and I know
Lots of other ways, what a jolly bad show
If all you ever do is business you don't like

Every bit of clothing ought to make you pretty
You can cut the clothing, gray is such a pity

Here's a little piece of advice
You're quite welcome it is free
Don't do nothing that is cut price
You know what that'll make you be
They will try their tricky device
Trap you with the ordinary
Get your teeth into a small slice
The cake of liberty

rhhardin said...

I agree the world doesn’t care about anyone’s feelings. Including the feelings of shut-in incels who talk to young boys on ham radioes.

Young boys were in ham radio when I was a kid, but not today. The average age of a morse code operator is probably around 70. The code is no longer required for a license.

There's a pro-sign (special meaning morse character) SK (S and K run together) which means end of conversation. The "Silent Keys" columns are pretty big in ham magazines.

GRW3 said...

Maybe she read Judge’s book and borrowed/imagined names. Constructed a new reality to deal with her pain. Like she teaches in her class.

steve uhr said...

PMJ -- have a couple drinks or something. Not everyone who disagrees with you deserves a slow painful death. Get a grip.

rhhardin said...

The griefs of women are quiet, rustle
like crinoline or whisper like
the tearing of old silk;

hum like appliances, give off the sharp sweet smell
of burnt out motors; tap like typewriter keys.
The strengths of women are quiet,
but hardy as the weed that finds its cranny
between the concrete block of the sidewalk
and the concrete slab of the wall, and grows there,
and blooms there.

Men are bums.
We're really better than they are.

(David R. Slavitt, doing Adrienne Rich)

Gahrie said...

Let's have a long, boring, undramatic, inconclusive investigation by law enforcement types.

That lasts at least into the second week of November, and hopefully the second week of January...….right?

mccullough said...

How do you know young boys aren’t into ham radio?

Maybe their fathers just don’t let them talk to creepy old men.

rhhardin said...

How do you know young boys aren’t into ham radio?

No interest. There's the internet.

Henry said...

That lasts at least into the second week of November, and hopefully the second week of January...….right?

Hell, let it last forever.

No more nominees until every last one of them is dead.

Tommy Duncan said...

"Let's have a long, boring, undramatic, inconclusive investigation by law enforcement types."

I'm still wondering what they would investigate. We don't know the time, day, month or year this allegedly happened. We don't know who owned the house, who hosted the party, where the party occurred, who attended the party, how Ms. Ford got there, how she got home or who she knew at the party.

You need at least one fact as a starting point.

This event will drive men into the Republican camp. Correct;y exploited, it will drive the wives of those men into the Republican camp as well. The Democrat base loves this, but 35% of the vote won't get you elected.

Ken B said...

Rhhardin
If there is one thing that should be clear it is that the world is *obsessed* with her feelings.

A segment on who is X? seems to imply X might be nefarious, in this case a liar. Why? How is that justified? Someone, who tries to remain anonymous, names him as a witness. He denies it. Why is he suddenly the issue?

Ken B said...

I repeat. This is not an FBI matter. No federal crime is alleged. No state has requested FBI assistance. There is no specific allegation. It is not an FBI matter. Were the FBI to act that would smack of political string-pulling.

Gk1 said...

There are so many wafts of "Haven Monahan" going on whenever the media deigns to share any of Ford's letter. No wonder Di-Fi is sitting on it. It must be a big bag of gas. The "stupid party" is showing too many signs of having a spine so I think the game is over. Go for a vote on Tuesday and be done with it.

Henry said...

Tommy Duncan said...
I'm still wondering what they would investigate.

They would talk to the witnesses. A material witness is someone alleged to have information about a criminal proceeding -- in this case an accusation of assault. We have at least three alleged witnesses.

As I said, the results are likely to be completely inconclusive -- a report that details conflicting testimony, a lack of evidentiary support for any conclusion, and a gigantic ink blot for the cover illustration.

DanTheMan said...

Tear Judge's life apart. Examine every word he's ever written to extract hidden meanings. Put him under the microscope.

But decency demands infinite respect for the privacy of Ms. Ford.

Laslo Spatula said...

So all of this is "Rashomon" as initiated by an amnesiac, basically.

The dagger is Chekhov's gun.

We are in the second act.

I am Laslo.

rhhardin said...

The privacy of Ms. Ford is necessary because what's the matter has to remain undefined, always up in the air, a woman thing.

If accurately spelled out anything she felt would be ridiculous.

Call the mysterious thing feminine modesty.

DanTheMan said...
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Laslo Spatula said...

Regarding my 9:06 comment:

Who is the Woodcutter?

Goo goo ga joob.

I am Laslo.

DanTheMan said...

"Yes, I am a witness. I was in that house that I can't remember, in a year I can't remember, with I can't remember how many people in a room. Then I saw something I will never forget! Let me describe it to you in detail, and tell you a story I never told anyone else.... from 35 years ago. Or maybe 37 years ago. I can't remember."

Sounds legit.

Henry said...

DanTheMan -- You exactly the kind of law enforcement type my proposal awaits!

Etienne said...
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Henry said...

Seriously, applying a legal, investigative construct to this craziness will point right to those kind of points.

The alternative is having idiot senators attempt it in public hearings. We've seen that movie.

mccullough said...

The first person an investigator would talk to is Ford’s husband. His wife first sprang a version of this story on him in marriage therapy.

The only question: “Why didn’t you go kick the shit out of Kavanaugh for assaulting your wife when she first told you”?

The story would unravel from there. The Investigation would be done within 48 hours.

etbass said...

My prediction is that another accuser will step forward. And that will be enough to kill K. off as a SOTUS justice.

Henry said...

The only question: “Why didn’t you go kick the shit out of Kavanaugh for assaulting your wife when she first told you”?

Mapquest.

Laslo Spatula said...

I know thee well: a serviceable villain.
As duteous to the vices of thy mistress,
As badness would desire.
What, is he dead?
Sit you down father, rest you.

Or:

Now, Mama, that's just egg paranoia. I think you're being very silly. There will always be chickens. Why, there are so many chickens now... that we can eat some and let some of them live... in order to supply us with eggs. Chickens are plentiful, Mama. The world will never be without chickens. You can be sure of that.

I am Laslo.

Laslo Spatula said...

When justice dies I hope it isn't contagious.

I am Laslo.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

Why aren't the media dredging up everything about her life? How can we assess her credibility? Pretty bizarre to examine Judge but not her.

C'mon it's not like she is Joe the Plumber. Now that guy embarrassed Obama by asking him a mundane question. Joe the Plumber needed to have his life destroyed as a warning to others to not ask Obama anything other that simple one syllable word questions.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

guilt by association.

watch the hivemind left get all anti-sex now. sex is icky!

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

The democrat media are thrilled about this woman. They are not going to ask her any tough questions.

Tom said...

Moondance was the song playing during the sex scene in American Werewolf in London, released in 1981. It was a pretty hot scene and it was a popular movie with kids who would be high school age, who's parents were probably wealthy enough to have premium cable movie channels.

DanTheMan said...

>>You exactly the kind of law enforcement type my proposal awaits!

Sorry, I have handed in my badge and hung up my holster.
But I believe there is a highly decorated, world-famous policeman who would be perfect for this case.
Inspector Clouseau.

Mr. Majestyk said...

If Ford shows up at the hearing, I hope someone asks her why she went UPSTAIRS to use the bathroom. That seems odd. I think most people wouldn't wander up to the bedroom area of someone else's house, unless, I suppose, the first floor bathroom was occupied and she really, really had to go.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

A guy talking about sex. Unheard of.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

)He must be guilty of rape.

DanTheMan said...

Perhaps the monkey in the room was a lookout?

That no one remembers a monkey is not relevant, as we apply the Althouse Devastating Question Standard here once again:

"Have you ever been in a room with an animal and not noticed it? THEN HOW CAN YOU SAY YOU WEREN'T IN A ROOM WITH A MONKEY?"

Kathryn51 said...

Earlier today, turned to hubby and said I need to take a break from FB (except for the games).

Now, I ponder if I should take a break from Althouse. After 10+ years of daily Althouse (even when overseas on business or vacation) - it will be difficult. I probably can't do it. But the Dem shenanigans and media collusion with same re: Kavanaugh are beyond my disgust level. Trump is a joke - this is not.

FullMoon said...

Remember the Stanford swimmer rape case? 'Victim" has never been identified. A drunken hook-up,no dick out or pants off, the guy convicted and shamed forever, judge in case who followed probation department suggestions recalled by voters. Amnesiac 'victim' published long ghost written letter about how terrible the experience was..

Same city Ford teaches in. Maybe Ford really believed she would remain anonymous

Etienne said...
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readering said...

I'm at a loss to process this item.

William said...

I went to a Jesuit high school, albeit in a different era. As I recall, we were instructed that sex was evil and that we shouldn't engage in it. Orgasms just encourage people to have sex and they were explicitly forbidden. The sex education in Jesuit schools seems to have evolved. . I wonder if they now teach about G-spots, squirting, and carotid pressure.

Virgil Hilts said...

Does anyone else find it suspicious that there are apparently only two known photographs of this accuser (both of which are hideous FWIW). When a 16 year old kid goes on a shooting spree the web can typically find a dozen or so photos of the AH within 10 minutes. Same when some cute teacher sleeps with a 15 year old. So what the heck? I am not that interested in the accuser or what she looked/looks like, but this does seem strange. I want an explanation.

Stephen Cooper said...

John Paul's best works were Veritatis Splendor (in which he explained why truth matters - because without truth there is no true and abiding love and without love there is no possible vision/version of Christianity and good friendship) and the encyclical he wrote on suffering, which was pretty good, considering he had Parkinson's when he wrote it, but he left out the worst part of personal suffering, which is that the more you suffer the greater the risk that you will have less time and energy to care about other people. And if you are one of those people who correctly think that the best thing in life is to show kindness to a creature that has experienced little kindness in its life, that is a big deal (it is no small thing to be a friend to a creature who never had a friend in this world, as we used to say in River City).

The "theology of the body" stuff was, by contrast, a vanity project. Others had written much better on the subject. I can save you the tuition costs of a good Catholic education at least in this respect - others had written much better on the subject, and you can learn so much from them, you can get a priceless education for free...
Dante, although he was a little too angry and sentimental, is a good start,
and even better, Paul the Apostle and
Christina Rossetti and
even better, Therese Martin and the Carmelite poets.

An hour or two a week for a year and you can pretty much read all of Dante, Paul, Christina Rossetti, Therese Martin, and the Carmelite poets. I would skip the "theology of the body" stuff, though, unless you have a historic interest in the lesser writings of recent Popes.

William said...

Who knows? Maybe there was some drunken fumbling which, over time, she looked back on as an attempted rape. Maybe she conflated his identity with that of some other boy because he was in the news. There are a lot of possibilities. There's no way you can or should destroy a man's reputation because of a half remembered event from thirty five years ago. The shame is not on Kavanaugh.

BJM said...

@D 2

Look. Any man who thinks Moondance = "the" Van Morrison song is a twat. There, I said it.

FIFY


Nobody rocks a Seamus Heaney hat better than Van.

Henry said...

Mellencamp's cover of Wild Night was pretty good.

Henry said...

Okay, I'm kidding a bit. I did think the way Mellencamp fronted the baseline was a catchy way to pare the song down from Van Morrison's much bigger version.

Matthew Sablan said...

"I am not that interested in the accuser or what she looked/looks like, but this does seem strange. I want an explanation."

-- Well, since she didn't want to come forward, along with hiring a lawyer and taking a polygraph, she scrubbed her online identity. You know, how you do.

Fritz said...

rhhardin said...
How do you know young boys aren’t into ham radio?

No interest. There's the internet.


The appeal of ham radio was to talk to strange people in far away places.

Now they use Facebook, Instagram and Twitter from their smart phones.

buwaya said...

Cold Comfort Farm (Stella Gibbons) -

"I saw something nasty in the woodshed....sixty nine years ago..." - Aunt Ada Doom

The whole business just struck me as that.

TwoAndAHalfCents said...

At least we know the sequel to #MeToo: #MeForget

gspencer said...

And the name of the sex-ed teacher was . . . Delores.

Bay Area Guy said...

"Well, since she didn't want to come forward, along with hiring a lawyer and taking a polygraph..."

1. How do we know she took a polygraph and passed it?

2. Who administered the test? When did she take it? Who helped orchestrate the taking of the test? It's a little obscure. Not impossible, but not very common. Takes thought, planning and money to take a polygraph test. What questions were asked during the polygraph?

What Ford did was join the Anti-Trump resistance. She's a crazy leftist, knew of BK back in the 80s, but didn't know him, was probably coaxed by someone to write the letter which found its way to DIFi, hoping that the anonymous allegation would scare BK to withdraw or scare Republicans to drop their support for BK.

If she won't testify, she is a nasty little fraud. And this was a sinister little ploy by the Dems. What a surprise.

President Pee-Pee Tape said...

Will Republicrazies succeed or not succeed in their never-ending attempts to rape America with this new rapist judge? Only time will tell.

Sebastian said...

"Mr. Ward reduced it to Marxism"

Is it too late to call BS?

Michael K said...

I went to a Jesuit high school, albeit in a different era.

I went to a Christian Brothers high school and Brother O'Dwyer told us it was a sin to kiss a girl until you were engaged.

eddie willers said...

The only question: “Why didn’t you go kick the shit out of Kavanaugh for assaulting your wife when she first told you”?

[Kavanaugh being confronted] "But Dude....I didn't even get to second base!"

The Crack Emcee said...

Ford’s Friend: Everyone Got Molested — But Not by Kavanaugh

As exceptional as America itself. Ha!

Gretchen said...

It is obvious Judge was picked as the 2nd boy in the room because his book casts him and by association Kavanaugh as drunken party boys. There were certainly those types in high school, and just because your friend got black out drunk didn't mean you did too. It seems idiotically convenient that the 2nd person just happens to have written a book.

Freeman Hunt said...

Sheesh. Imagine being this guy, living your life, and then POW! "Who is Mark Judge? What was he like in high school? What did he see? What did he hear?" What a nightmare.

Drago said...

"As exceptional as America itself. Ha!"

We can never hope to live up to the examples of Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Congo or Uganda.

You know, places where the leaders actually consume their enemies.

On the plus side, very few health food stores....

Drago said...

Michael K: "I went to a Christian Brothers high school and Brother O'Dwyer told us it was a sin to kiss a girl until you were engaged."

And even then you had to work hard to make sure your fiance didnt get wind of it!

Hi-oooooooooop

Howard said...

Chrissy's a dessert topping and a floor wax... she's two sluts in one.

Howard said...

items sold separately... batteries not included

steve uhr said...

Gretchen Your logic is wanting. Assuming she is lying as you believe, why would she say there was a third person in the room at all? Instead of he said she said it becomes he said he said she said. How does that help her believability?

mccullough said...

She originally said it was four guys when she sprung the bullshit story on her husband in marriage therapy. Revising the story for the Resistance she put a guy who wrote a book about being a black out drunk in with Kavanaugh and lowered her age a few years.

That helps her story a bit. Judge and Kavanaugh were friends and Judge’s black outs make him unreliable. It also dirties up Kavanaugh a bit. Birds of a feather, etc.

Of course, coming up with the story to emotionally manipulate your husband makes Ford unreliable. So does changing her story from what she told her therapist. So does going to the Washington Post and hiring a Dem operative as your attorney.

But most of us aren’t as easily manipulated as Ford’s husband was. No doubt he’s now wising up.





The Crack Emcee said...

Drago said...

"As exceptional as America itself. Ha!"

We can never hope to live up to the examples of Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Congo or Uganda.

Another trip to Africa through the mind of a racist. Coulda picked any countries on Earth - he zeroes in on the colonies. He's probably still pissed they got independent. Poor fool.

"You know, places where the leaders actually consume their enemies."

"Everyone got molested" - how many rapes have you ever stopped, Drago? Or did you grow up clueless, too?

"On the plus side, very few health food stores...."

You guys are as proud of your fraud enterprises as you are your fraudulent values.

The Crack Emcee said...

Freeman Hunt said...

"Sheesh. Imagine being this guy, living your life, and then POW! "Who is Mark Judge? What was he like in high school? What did he see? What did he hear?" What a nightmare."

I saw he brought his daughters on the first day, and have wondered about them ever since - How do you protect them? And would you put them through it? Is there a "greater good" to being accused of being a rapist - before your wife and daughters?

Tina Trent said...

BJM: Seamus Heaney. Something we need more of. God, frogs, bogs, and mud.

Look at Judge’s other book. He takes a stand on sexual abuse. He isn’t what he might seem at first glance, The politics of the Metoo# movement is fatally flawed. They are the usual Marxists pimping the issue of sex abuse for other ends, at least the leaders. Not that this proves any particular claim, but when you abdicate law enforcement for re-education, you are empowering the ambitious ideologies at the expense of real victims.

Much as I abhor W. Buckley fetishism, I think it is time that we elect the first twenty pages of the phone book instead of any more of these frauds.

wildswan said...

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Ralph L said...

They should hypnotize her to see if they can find something specific. It works on TV.

Trumpit said...

90% of the commenters on here are retired right-wing nasty trolls who drank the GOP & Rush Limberger Kool-Aid long ago. I pray that you all get what's coming to you. You'd put Charlie Manson in the White House, and Ted Bundy on the Supreme Court so long as he was a fascist lunatic like yourselves. In fact, that is what you did and are doing. Case in point is Clarence Thomas who has no place on the Supreme Court. You are all traitors, & thugs, i.e., Brownshirts. My suggestion to Prof. Althouse is to shut down the comments section, or make it a pay to comment site. These cheap bastards won't pay a nickel, so that would weed out the bulk of the nuts. It has nothing to do with free speech, but ending the hate speech that predominates. It adds NOTHING to her blog except for contaminating it. Inga endures nothing but insults. I say free yourself from the hate, and insanity, and cut the comments section loose.

Mary said...

Ann, is this a legal inquiry as the Democrats declare, or is this a matter for the Senate as the Republicans declare? My feeling is that is falls somewhere between, but there must be some law in regards to this?

BUMBLE BEE said...

This whole thing has the scent of Hollywood don't you think? Something like Hitchcock? No evidence of anything, allegations of how many years ago? What party were you at 36 years ago? A real tear jerker. By all means, investigate. Who has the movie rights?

BUMBLE BEE said...

Trumpit To free herself from hate and insanity requires blocking you. Little else.

Trumpit said...

"Trumpit To free herself from hate and insanity requires blocking you. Little else."
Let's see if you'd pay $1 to leave your nasty comment. Trolls like you should be charged $2. You are pure pollution, and make my point for me.

FIDO said...

Chris Cillizza of CNN tweeted 'No big deal. Just the president telling the FBI to ignore an allegation of sexual assault'.


Juanita Broderick responded: "I know the feeling."

Cillizza blocked her for this effrontery.

Which tells you all you need to know about the press wanting to dredge up 'old news'.

It's only news if it hurts Republicans.

FIDO said...

Trumpit,

How much would we have to pay to have you blocked? That is worth a ten spot right there.

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FIDO said...

Gretchen Your logic is wanting. Assuming she is lying as you believe, why would she say there was a third person in the room at all? Instead of he said she said it becomes he said he said she said. How does that help her believability?

If you gave it two seconds of thought, it would be clear. Alas.

She doesn't have a year. She doesn't have a location. She doesn't have ANY other names. She doesn't know what she was wearing. She doesn't have a day. She doesn't have any idea how she got there or how she left.

So she doesn't have ANY credibility.

She has to say SOMETHING...so she spits out the least credible witness EVER to give ANY credibility to her accusation.

The ONLY detail we have at all about anything is Judge. That is a pretty thin reed to hang an accusation on...unless you are a Democrat wanting to hang a Republican

But hey, losing a lawsuit, losing a law license, having MULTIPLE women report MULTIPLE crimes to MULTIPLE people isn't enough evidence to support an accusation if your guy is a Clinton or an Ellison...and you are a Democrat.

Consistency...it's a thing.

traditionalguy said...

The playgrounds of the sexual revolution are a long time passing.

Unknown said...

You forgot the word alleged.

-sw

BUMBLE BEE said...

Remember the little progressive who cried wolf? False positives destroy outcomes. The Professor cited a culture of professional mourners. We now have a culture of professional shriekers. Used to be "sex sells", now it's outrage sells. Clickbait for "journos"

Biff said...

As I read the selected paragraph, I was thinking, "This is the sort of pretentious drivel that bright kids are proud of writing when they're college sophomores but then think of as cringeworthy a couple of years later." I'm struggling to process the fact that Mark Judge, a professional journalist/author, wrote that when he was in his forties.

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Sorry for the double post. It seems that Blogger or my browser is misbehaving today.

Hagar said...

Mark Judge, Pj Symonds(?), and the third man all know the time and place.

The FBI, as I understand it, cannot, by their usual rules, open a criminal inquiry based on Ms. Ford's letter, but they could expand Judge Kavanaugh's background check, if requested to do so. That would be by more polite interviews not under oath, I presume.

The Senate committee has staffs for both the Republican and Democrat sides that can investigate whatever the members want according to their rules.

Tom T. said...

Writing quality aside, I'm not seeing why this excerpt is supposed to be troubling. As I read it, he's pushing back on the notion that sex is purely physical and arguing that it has a deep emotional resonance as well. How is that attitude predatory in any way?

Hagar said...

In fact, I would think that by this time, just about everybody that went to Kavanaugh's or Ms. Ford's school in those years have put their heads together and have figured out the ins and outs of her accusations.

JAORE said...

“Why didn’t you go kick the shit out of Kavanaugh for assaulting your wife when she first told you”?

You assume that someone who would marry Dr. Ford did not give up possession of his testicles as part of a pre-nup.

Mac McConnell said...

“Why didn’t you go kick the shit out of Kavanaugh for assaulting your wife when she first told you”?

Because at the time said it was FOUR guys she didn't know.

Anita Hill got a FBI investigation. She also tried to be anonymous, but the NOW crowd outed her. The circumstances where different, she was a gov employee alleging sexual harassment from a gov superior, not not private citizens 35 years ago in HS. It should be noted the FBI's report leaned in Thomas' favor.

The Kavanaugh accuser should be careful what she wishes for. Who do you think would have more trash dug up by the FBI, the accuser or Kavanaugh.

Ralph L said...

Trumpit,
How much would we have to pay to have you blocked? That is worth a ten spot right there.

No No No. He's one of the funniest commenters here, if you enjoy self-parody.

Dave Begley said...

Trumpit, "Case in point is Clarence Thomas who has no place on the Supreme Court."

Thomas was Alpha Sigma Nu at Holy Cross, a Yale Law graduate and a sitting DC Circuit judge at the time of his nomination to SCOTUS. Way better qualified than you. And he grew up in poverty in Pin Point, GA. And with no father. His grandfather was everything to him.

Kay said...

When I read this post, it brought to mind another post from a little while ago, the one about MLK and rock and roll. What we have here is a description of rock and roll that verges upon the sacred.

Freeman Hunt said...

"How do you protect them? And would you put them through it? Is there a "greater good" to being accused of being a rapist - before your wife and daughters?"

I've wondered the same thing. It's as though we're intent on driving every person who isn't driven by lust for power out of public life.

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