Late Night SCOTUS Scrotes Open Thread: “Baseball Tickets”…

… Is that what the kidz are calling it, these days?

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    Citizen Alan says:

    I’m actually becoming cautiously optimistic about Kavanaugh. Mainly because even if he gets on, He may actually be vulnerable to impeachment by a Dem congress and get replaced by a Dem president. That crazy woman with the 7 kids probably has squeaky clean finances.

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    oatler. says:

    “Scrotes” I believe was coined by Joseph Wambaugh’s “The Choirboys” novel.Still too good for these whiff-of-grapeshot-attractors.

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    Guys, is it me, or are things getting a little I dunno,weird lately?

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    The only rights Kavanaugh is interested in protecting are those of the 1% to exploit the other 99%.

    Which is why he and all Federalist Society filth need to be driven under rocks.

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    R-Jud says:

    @John Revolta: This is simultaneously the darkest and dumbest timeline.

    Still can’t decide whether the precipitating factor was David Bowie’s death or the Cubs’ WS win. 🤔

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    Mnemosyne says:

    @John Revolta:

    Define “lately.” 🤔

    Given what I remember from the Clinton years (much as I long to forget it), the Republicans have always been this weird, but the MSM was able to keep it under wraps. Twitter no longer allows that.

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    J R in WV says:

    The weird Rs used to be more discrete, when the House Speaker went into the wading pool on the National Mall with his squeeze, that was nearly kept a secret. No one talked about Jack’s girlfriends, probably because they were adults and friends, with no worker/employer relationship.

    They used to be more discrete because their sex was more typical, in a culture primed for the wealthy and powerful to go to a nice hotel with a friend, pay in advance, spend an hour or two, and slide away separately was no big deal.

    Now we have so many options to choose from, and most folks pick more than just one, so we wind up with at least theoretical dog-and-pony shows. Plus twitter. Facebook, hookup with friends apps.

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    HumboldtBlue says:

    There is a tale in Russia that makes a smile.

    Yuri Cortez met the Croatian National Football team.

    Sport does have its moments.

    And that shadow menu to the left that pops up at inopportune times in a rather annoying fashion can go the way of the rest of the World Cup field bar Franks and Croats.

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    jacy says:


    I forget now which came first (because time has no meaning anymore). Maybe one caused the other and then it was just a domino affect….

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    @R-Jud: @Mnemosyne: Da Curse of da Billy Goat!!

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    NotMax says:

    @J R in WV

    I think you may be referring to the Wilbur Mills and Fanne Foxe incident.

    He was chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, not Speaker.

    She jumped into the Tidal Basin (10 feet deep), not a wading pool on the Mall.

    Mills was re-elected afterwards. It took a later, second drunken altercation involving Foxe that finally forced him to step down as chairman and not seek further re-election.

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    NotMax says:

    @J R in WV – @NotMax

    Oh, one more thing. Mills was not a Republican.

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    SectionH says:

    Shit detectors. Some ppl have them, some don’t. I so remember when Mr Bill won the first time, I said to my husband, please I hope he can keep his pants zipped for a few years. It was so damn obvious. I wish the Methodist church had saints, because I think Hillary should be a candidate. Doesn’t mean I don’t recognize the good things Mr Bill did, and there were plenty – including, maybe especially, actually raising taxes for a change. But it still pisses me off.

    The Republicans have been trying to repeal the New Deal since FDR made it begin to happen. JFC, you want persistence… the evil gets handed down.

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    @J R in WV: You reminded me of the time Nixon snuck out of the White House in the wee hours to hang out with the protestors at the Lincoln Memorial. I guess that was pretty weird.
    I feel lots of echoes from back then lately. I was just a fledgling political junky and crazy shit was happening every day……………..

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    dm says:

    @John Revolta: now, that Abbie Hoffman fella… Talk about civil. We could maybe use some of his kind of weirdness today.

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    JoyceH says:


    Given what I remember from the Clinton years (much as I long to forget it), the Republicans have always been this weird, but the MSM was able to keep it under wraps.

    No, I think there is a large subset of GOP officeholders that are qualitatively different from their predecessors. Yes, back in the 80s and 90s, Newt Gingrich brought in the ‘smear your opponent’ strategy and sold it to the eager youngsters of his ‘revolution’, but here’s the thing. They didn’t BELIEVE it. They knew it was just fodder for the gullible rubes of the GOP base.

    But then they created a monster. Those gullible rubes started running for office, first local and then national, and now you have a significant portion of the Republicans in Congress who aren’t just selling the lies and conspiracy theories, they also believe them. A Gingrich-led House would never have held that open hearing for Strzok, because back then, the House members would GET that the smearing of Strzok was really just a tactic to undermine the Mueller investigation, and that Strzok wasn’t really the sinister mastermind they were painting him to be. They would have known that allowing Strzok to speak publicly would blow up in their faces because it would be clear to the public that the smear was false. SOME House members, the old timers, still realize they’re pushing a bogus narrative, but often these days they get trampled by the faction that genuinely believes the bogus narrative.

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    Platonailedit says:

    . @realDonaldTrump no longer just offensive. Is becoming an enemy of Britain by undermining rules based system WTO NATO UN EU. supports autocratic not democrats. Trashes friendly Canada. Putins little helper.— Vince Cable (@vincecable) July 12, 2018

    Theresa May has invited President Trump to our country at a time when his dangerous and inhumane policies are putting the lives and wellbeing of millions of people at risk. #TrumpUKVisit— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) July 13, 2018

    making amurkkka grate again.

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    Platonailedit says:

    I'll be honest, I can't believe that good money has been spent on allowing this plastic monstrosity, full of hot air, to fly over the UK.

    The balloon however is pretty cool. #TrumpUKVisit

    — Dave Nicholas (@Sawboman) July 13, 2018


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    Platonailedit says:

    Twinkle, twinkle, Donald Trump,

    What a giant orange chump,

    Up above the world he flies,

    Like a condom full of lies.#TrumpUKVisit— Don't Do That Donald (@DontDoItDonald) July 12, 2018

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    Platonailedit says:


    #TrumpUKVisit #TrumpProtest— The Hummingbird 🐦 (@SaysHummingbird) July 12, 2018

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    NotMax says:


    A whiter shade of Palin, as it were.

    (With appropriate apologies to Procol Harum.)

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    Platonailedit says:

    Hundreds & hundreds of protestors outside #BlenheimPalace making an amazing noise! Incredible atmosphere! So proud to be here! No, @realDonaldTrump, Britons do NOT like you or your racist immigration policies. #HeyHoRacistTrumpHasGotToGo #TrumpUKVisit— David Allen (@maestroallen) July 12, 2018

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    Platonailedit says:

    The amount of happiness in this picture is overwhelming #TrumpUKVisit— Abbie Owen-Jones (@AbbieOJ_) July 12, 2018

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    Platonailedit says:

    Theresa May tried sucking up to Donald Trump.The results? He came to Britain and humiliated her.Sucking up to Trump does not work – so join us on the streets today. #TrumpUKVisit— Owen Jones🌹 (@OwenJones84) July 13, 2018

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    NotMax says:


    Buy him a castle,
    He’ll still be an asshole
    And nothing you do will change that

      – “Chimp in a Suit

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    Patricia Kayden says:

    @Platonailedit: And Trump gets to visit the Queen after all. I can already hear him embarrassing us: “She’s hot for an old broad.”

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    Platonailedit says:

    Brilliant… "Do you think he can be trusted?" #bbcqt #TrumpUKVisit— I was a JSA claimant (@imajsaclaimant) July 12, 2018

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    R-Jud says:

    Just arrived in London. Grabbing a coffee before heading over to the muster point for Women’s March volunteers. It’s mostly sunny with a predicted high of 76. I’ll be posting photos on Twitter @rosejudson.

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    Platonailedit says:

    Well, I will be here all night (and day) if I start posting every funny tweet on the traitorous thug’s UK visit. Toodles.

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    NotMax says:

    @Patricia Kayden

    To be immediately followed by a small fleet of vans pulling up to the palace, bearing a company name and the legend “Fumigators to the Royal Household since 1847.”


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    NotMax says:


    U.S. State Department officially put out a warning to Americans in the U.K. to “keep a low profile.”

    Estimates are some 50,000 Americans living in London. Guess what, Foggy Bottom? They aren’t the target of protestors.

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    Chyron HR says:

    Kavanaugh calls Rehnquist “my first judicial hero.” Rehnquist […] supported all-white primaries

    Well, shit, I guess he’s got Bernie’s vote.

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    Platonailedit says:


    How stupid you have to be to warn your own citizens to lay low when your own dear leader is visiting?

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    hervevillechaizelounge says:

    To quote the great Joan Didion:

    No one who ever passed through an American public high school could have watched [Clinton] running for office in 1992 and failed to recognize the familiar predatory sexuality of the provincial adolescent.

    FWIW, I think the current republican politicians are different from their predecessors because of Fox News; they’ve been indoctrinated with lies and conspiratorial thinking for decades.

    Fox News also provides a guaranteed safe space. If you watched the whole hearing today they all look unhinged but Fox will lovingly edit the clips until every single one of them is Jimmy Stewart in Mr. Fucking Smith Goes to Washington.

    BTW, I asked about this on a previous thread that was in its death throes—not that it matters, but does anyone here know if Strzok is a registered republican?

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    NotMax says:


    Saw you asking earlier.

    1) Don’t know.
    2) Don’t care.
    3) What difference would it make or relevance have?

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    sukabi says:

    @Platonailedit: they all look like they ate a bag of salted dicks.

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    Amir Khalid says:

    What is known about Strzok’s party affiliation, if he even has one, is that he has not said or done anything that brings it into play.

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    Kay says:

    Carpool dad is a disaster for voting rights and he’ll happily disenfranchise tens of millions of people:

    Kavanaugh downplayed the racially charged origins of South Carolina’s voter ID law and its impact on voters of color. Members of the South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus walked out of the Legislature when the bill was first considered. After the law passed, Ed Koziol, a Republican supporter of the law, wrote an email to the bill’s author, Rep. Alan Clemmons of Myrtle Beach, saying that if African Americans were offered a $100 award for obtaining voter ID, “you would see how fast they got voter ID cards with their picture. It would be like a swarm of bees going after a watermelon.”
    “Amen, Ed,” Clemmons responded. “Thank you for your support of voter ID.”
    Though Kavanaugh said he was “troubled” by that racist email, he wrote that “one legislator’s failure to immediately denounce those views in his responsive email, as he later testified he should have done—do not speak for the two Houses of the South Carolina Legislature, or the South Carolina Governor.”

    Always comes down on the side of the powerful. Always.

    The far Right Supreme Court makes it more important than ever that Republicans be beaten at the state level, which is where the laws that will be rubber-stamped originate. Cut off the source of the crap.

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    mad citizen says:

    It’s always baseball with these idiots. George Will took a somewhat interesting sport and bored the hell out of it for 400 pages. If baseball is the province of the right wing intellectuals, it’s surely on a downward spiral. Of course much irony in that so many major leaguers are brown and speak Spanish.

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    Platonailedit says:


    The rethugs always percolate odious policies and thuggish schemes upwards through the court system and win. I will give them that.

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    jimmiraybob says:


    The Republicans have been trying to repeal the New Deal since FDR made it begin to happen.

    I will argue that the spirit of today’s republicans goes back to the abandonment of the Articles of Confederation and the rise of “states rights” to oppress the masses (slaves and dirt poor whites) in favor of the plantation owners and their politicians. One thing, among many, that I liked about Obama was his emphasis on playing long ball.

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    VOR says:


    But then they created a monster. Those gullible rubes started running for office, first local and then national, and now you have a significant portion of the Republicans in Congress who aren’t just selling the lies and conspiracy theories, they also believe them.

    Yes, absolutely. That is how you get the likes of Michele Bachmann, Louis Gohmert, and Virginia Foxx in Congress. And their voters believe this stuff too – just watch whenever the Daily Show or another satirical show does interviews with people at Trump rallies.

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    Shana says:

    @JoyceH: After yesterday’s Strzok hearings there’s something I don’t understand: He testified behind closed doors the day before (?). Didn’t they pay attention to what happened there? Was it a completely different committee and no one bothered to tell yesterday’s crew what had happened? How could they have been surprised at what he said and how he said it?

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    Shana says:

    @hervevillechaizelounge: I believe he said he lives in Virginia and we don’t register by party here in the Commonwealth.

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