Judge Kavanaugh Supreme Court Confirmation Hearing
Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2850) 19 days ago
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2850) 7 days ago
Sexual harassment and assault -- systemic and pervasive!

Start by believing the victims!

U.S. Senators back in 1991 did not believe law professor, Anita Hill's allegations of sexual harassment, and they approved Clarence Thomas' nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court; now in 2018, we will see if U.S. senators believe this professor of clinical psychology and her allegations of sexual assault by Brett Kavanaugh!

Additionally, lest we forget, there are 19 women who have accused President Trump of sexual assault! And, Trump himself is on video admitting to sexual assault and laughing and joking about it with Billy Bush!

"California Professor, Writer of Confidential Brett Kavanaugh Letter, Speaks Out About Her Allegation of Sexual Assault" by Emma Brown, Washington Post, September 16, 2018

https://www.washingtonpos...llegations


Furthermore, it appears that there may be strange circumstances about Kavanaugh's finances:

"The Many Mysteries of Brett Kavanaugh's Finances" by Stephanie Mencimer, Mother Jones, September 13, 2018

https://www.motherjones.c...-finances/
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2850) 7 days ago
Oh boy -- it is apparently going to be business as usual -- start by attacking the victim! I don't think Trump and his Republican cohorts realize that "the times, they are a changing!"

Start by believing!

"Trump and Republicans Plan to Attack Christine Ford’s Credibility. So Let Her Testify" by Greg Sargent, Washington Post, September 17, 2018

https://www.washingtonpos...2b3cd72140
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-196) 5 days ago
Now seriously MCD, don't you find it odd, a sitting judge for many years and none of high school rumors don't come up. Then when it's a selection for the supreme court and she brings it out with not one piece of proof. The liberals are exploding heads "He is a pervert.
Let's just face the fact screaming foul all these years later is more dirty politics than sexual misconduct.
And yes, should it prove to be a fake scandal, she must serve jail time. Oh yes you'll scream of my own misconduct.. .
What I can contribute is, I personally know investigators, attourneys and judges that can confirm it is not unusually rare than many times the accusation is false.
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Posted by Bridgier (+8092) 5 days ago
I really do wish that someday you'll have the opportunity to experience a little bit of the immiseration you so gleefully wish on others. I know that makes me a little bit of a bad person, but I'll get by.
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2850) 5 days ago
In Judge Kavanaugh's own words: "Fortunately, we had a good saying that we've held firm to to this day, as the dean was reminding me before the talk, which is, 'What happens at Georgetown Prep, stays at Georgetown Prep.' That's been a good thing for all of us, I think."

"What happens at Georgetown Prep, stays at Georgetown Prep" sounds like a great motto to keep sexual assaults and rape covered up at a Catholic boys school for grades 9-12!

In addition to the allegation against Judge Kavanaugh, I'm also wondering how many boys at Georgetown Prep were sexually assaulted by members of the Catholic clergy who taught there through the years -- the school was founded in 1789?



Regarding sex abuse by Catholic clergy: "Growing Catholic Insurgency Threatens Top Cardinal in Washington" by Daniel Burke and Rosa Flores, CNN, August 30, 2018

https://www.cnn.com/2018/...index.html
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2850) 4 days ago
"Anita Hill Urges Senate To Avoid ‘Sham Proceeding’ Against Christine Blasey Ford" by Marina Fang huffingtonpost.com, September 19, 2018

https://www.huffingtonpos...313fc10f71
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Posted by The man from snowy plains (-196) 4 days ago
What river did grow up by MCD, The Yellowstone or the river of denile. WHAT WE DO KNOW IS YOU WATCH WAY TOO MUCH FAKE NEWS OF THE LIBERALS. Sad actually to not see more than one side of the story. However it is a well known fact, far too many young collage students get brain washed by Liberal Professors..too bad you drank the coolaid.
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2850) 4 days ago
"The Latest: Grassley Seeks Interviews with 2 More Witnesses" apnews.com, September 19, 2018

https://www.apnews.com/f1...019e56983a
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+11902) 4 days ago
Dad gum liberal college professors brainwashing our youth with this so-called knowledge and facts, instead of relying on Fox News like the rest of us cotton picken'patrots for our propaganda.

Der, der, der.
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2850) 4 days ago
Here is some information pertaining to Judge Kavanaugh's judicial outlook and past decision-making on the Appeals Court:

"On Appeals Court, Kavanaugh Helped To Loosen Political Money Laws" by Peter Overby, npr.com, August 8, 2018

https://www.npr.org/2018/...money-laws

"Brett Kavanaugh, The Man Who Created the Super PAC" by Albert W. Alschuler, denverpost.com, August 21, 2018

https://www.denverpost.co...super-pac/

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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2850) 3 days ago
Now that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, (the woman who accused Judge Kavanaugh of sexual assault, and Senators Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and Susan Collins (R-ME) and some staff members are all getting threats of bodily and physical harm, things are getting particularly vicious in the Kavanaugh nomination vetting process.

I haven't read of any male senators (or their staff) who have expressed doubts about Kavanaugh receiving threats of bodily and physical harm.

https://www.mcclatchydc.c...38630.html

https://www.usatoday.com/...355798002/

So, now it is time to read about violence against women.

"The UN Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women states, 'violence against women is a manifestation of historically unequal power relations between men and women' and 'violence against women is one of the crucial social mechanisms by which women are forced into a subordinate position compared with men.'

Kofi Annan, Secretary-General of the United Nations, declared in a 2006 report posted on the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) website:

Violence against women and girls is a problem of pandemic proportions. At least one out of every three women around the world has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime with the abuser usually someone known to her.

Violence against women can fit into several broad categories. These include violence carried out by 'individuals' as well as 'states'. Some of the forms of violence perpetrated by individuals are: rape, domestic violence, sexual harassment, reproductive coercion, female infanticide, prenatal sex selection, obstetric violence, and mob violence; as well as harmful customary or traditional practices such as honor killings, dowry violence, female genital mutilation, marriage by abduction and forced marriage. Some forms of violence are perpetrated or condoned by the state such as war rape; sexual violence and sexual slavery during conflict; forced sterilization; forced abortion; violence by the police and authoritative personnel; stoning and flogging. Many forms of VAW, such as trafficking in women and forced prostitution are often perpetrated by organized criminal networks.

The World Health Organization (WHO), in its research on VAW, has analyzed and categorized the different forms of VAW occurring through all stages of life from before birth to old age." (Emphasis added.)

Read more at:

https://en.wikipedia.org/...inst_women
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2850) 2 days ago
"[Senator] Susan Collins ‘appalled’ After Trump Questions Kavanaugh Accuser" by Diana Stancy Correll, msn.com, September 21, 2018

https://www.msn.com/en-us...ailsignout

By the way, here is a list of all the women who have accused Trump of sexual assault:

https://en.wikipedia.org/...llegations

I want to know why the FBI never investigated these numerous allegations.

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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2850) 2 days ago
"Ronald Reagan's Daughter [Patti Davis] Defends Kavanaugh Accuser: I Was Sexually Assaulted and 'Don't Remember' by Justin Wise, thehill.com, September 21, 2018

https://thehill.com/blogs...user-i-was
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2850) 2 days ago
"Boys Will Be Boys? As Kavanaugh Debate Rages, Teens Are Saying Some Adults Still Don't Get It" by Samantha Schmidt, Washington Post, September 21, 2018

https://www.washingtonpos...ff3403c91e

"Boys Will Be Boys? As Kavanaugh Debate Rages, Teens Are Saying Some Adults Still Don't Get It" by Samantha Schmidt, msn.com, September 21, 2018

https://www.msn.com/en-us...bQ?ocid=se
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Posted by Ed who fishes (-4) 2 days ago
Where were you MCD, when Billy Clinton was sexually assaulting all those women?
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+11902) 2 days ago
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Ed who fishes wrote:
Where were you MCD, when Billy Clinton was sexually assaulting all those women?


Probably getting on with her life?

Personally, I was going to high school and college at the time.

What's your point?
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2850) 2 days ago
Ed Who Fishes inquires above: "Where were you MCD, when Billy Clinton was sexually assaulting all those women?"

Answer: Getting on with my life and dealing with the psychological aftermath of being sexually assaulted at knife point by a stranger. The medical term is called post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Please refer to today's Billings Gazette

https://billingsgazette.c...5ffe6.html

Given the numerous and diabolical sexual assaults on many teenage boys on the Miles City football team back in the years Jim Jensen was the athletic trainer, Miles City is getting an "up close and personal" lesson on why victims don't come forward to report sexual assault for years. It doesn't matter if you are a boy or a girl, man or woman!

So, Trump questioning Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's credibility and contending that if the alleged attack "was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed," and asking "Why didn't someone call the FBI 36 years ago?" seems particularly ridiculous here in Miles City today, September 22, 2018 after the numerous stories in the Billings Gazette about what happened to many high school football players here in Miles City 20-30 years ago.

Trump, the same man who has been accused by 19 women of sexual assault and has admitted to it on the Access Hollywood video seems to have no clue about the trauma caused by sexual assault. Again, I ask: Why is the FBI not investigating these numerous and credible claims of sexual assault by Trump?

For Ed Who Fishes, I would recommend he do some research on the trauma informed investigation and the effects of trauma.

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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2850) 2 days ago
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Posted by Oddjob (+134) 5 hours ago
Reply to Gunnar Emilsson (#377052)
Gunnar Emilsson wrote:
Ed who fishes wrote:
Where were you MCD, when Billy Clinton was sexually assaulting all those women?


Probably getting on with her life?

Personally, I was going to high school and college at the time.

What's your point?


The point is, is it the trauma that forces certain victims to focus only on certain individuals or ideologies?

Or is it politics?

If you want to be believed, you might stand a better chance if you separate the two.

Keith Ellison, anyone? Documented...police reports...videos.

Christ, the hypocrisy is so thick you can taste it.
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2850) an hour ago
"Senate Democrats Investigate a New Allegation of Sexual Misconduct, from Brett Kavanaugh’s College Years" by Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer, The New Yorker, September 23, 2018

https://www.newyorker.com...k1NTMxNQS2

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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2850) 58 minutes ago
The news about Judge Kavanaugh is getting worse. Much worse! Shockingly worse! Here's the latest:

Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels' lawyer, says he has some new explosive information.

"The attorney began to post emails between himself and Mike Davis, the chief counsel for nominations for the Senate Judiciary Committee, in which Avenatti claimed that he has 'significant evidence' of parties in Washington, DC, during the 1980s during which Kavanaugh, Judge, and others would 'participate in the targeting of women with alcohol/drugs in order to allow a ‘train’ of men to subsequently gang rape them.”


"What Does Michael Avenatti Have on Brett Kavanaugh? What we know so far. Avenatti claims to have more information on Kavanaugh and his friend, Mark Judge" by Emily Stewart, vox.com, September 24, 2018

https://www.vox.com/polic...s-triangle

Please remember that in terms of professional ethics, judges are held to a higher standard which involves the avoidance of any sense of impropriety. I think this applies even more to Supreme Court judges -- and also any nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2850) 25 minutes ago
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