Coordinated Troll?

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I don’t really like to comment publicly on abortion because I’m one of those evil, horrible people who thinks it should come down to the question of personhood and that abortion should ultimately be unregulated and de-stigmatized.

But something to think about: Suppose this is a coordinated troll on the part of the GOP designed to force the Supreme Court to rule on the question of at what point a fetus “should” be protected?

What these state legislatures are doing has the potential to greatly damage the GOP on the national level.  And the GOP knows this.  Bad Orange Man knows this.

So, yeah, I think they are trying to establish national abortion criteria that can’t be overturned by the whims of partisan legislatures.

I think it’ll come down to a ban on aborting “viable” fetuses, but how viability is ultimately defined (In terms of gestation?  What if it’s an anencephalic or otherwise unable to survive outside the womb?  What about quality of life considerations?) will likely become a separate battle altogether.

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Letter to Lindsey Graham

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Dear Senator Graham:

I am neither a Republican nor a Conservative, and I disagree with you on a number of issues, including abortion.  But damn, do we need more guys like you in politics!  In truth, I would sooner see you in the White House than the Senate.

I was never particularly thrilled with Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, though I realized that we as a nation could do far worse.  Nevertheless, I and many others who felt the same have stood by him throughout these vicious, Neo-Stalinist attacks, and this point, I fear that failing to confirm Brett would present a crushing blow to the very framework of our society and the classical liberal values upon which it is based.  The Constitution is more than a piece of paper, and if it burns, so do we.

Brett Kavanaugh has become a symbol to all of us who are sick to death of being oppressed (yes, oppressed) by the Regressive Left and the Marxist-Feminists indoctrinating them on college campuses.  We are tired of their racism, their sexism, their caste system, and all the other forms of bigotry they have weaponized against us in their bid to seize power and convert America into the next soviet socialist republic.

That they scream the loudest, and that their screams are repackaged as “mainstream” by the left-wing media does not mean they speak for the majority of Americans.  Most of us are simply too intimidated to stand up to them for fear of losing our friends, our jobs, and our reputations.

Which is why it is imperative we find someone like you to represent us.

The only way to fight their evil ideas is to confront them with better ones.  Every inch you give in the name of “sensitivity” or “political correctness” is two more that they will take.  I was involved with radical feminism in my late teens, so I have seen firsthand where their agenda lies.  For a glimpse, you need look no further than Georgetown University’s Christine Fair.

Please keep fighting for Brett Kavanaugh, and please do not disregard my warnings about the Regressive Left.

Sincerely,

[me]

(a pro-choice atheist and disabled single mother who supports gay marriage)

I would just like to point out that supporting a Lindsey Graham presidential run would not be inconsistent with supporting abortion rights and gay marriage, as the President has zero Constitutional authority to overturn either.

Which is not to say that I would vote for Lindsey Graham while he remains complicit in the systematic persecution of doctors who treat pain.  Throw the abusers in prison for all I care (no, not really), but stay the fuck away from my healthcare.

Christine Ford 🙄

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Can we just get something straight, please?  All those reports of Christine Ford having passed what’s been described as an “FBI polygraph” are patently false and based on a misquote of the original Washington Post article:

Ford took a polygraph test administered by a former FBI agent in early August. The results, which Katz provided to The Post, concluded that Ford was being truthful when she said a statement summarizing her allegations was accurate.

In other words, someone (who?) read Ford a statement (what?) summarizing her allegations (which version?), and then asked her if the statement was “accurate”.  That’s all the Washington Post is claiming — period.

That this is the strongest claim the Post was willing to make after seeing the full polygraph results is simply mind blowing.

I can’t be the only one who noticed this, but it’s been ten days now, and I’ve yet to see anyone raise this point.

True, some have questioned the accuracy of the results — which no other media outlet has been permitted to examine — along with the objectivity of a polygrapher whose credentials remain unverified.

Others are asking who paid for it — as if that were particularly relevant and not painfully obvious.  (NO ONE has suggested Ford actually paid for a polygraph out of her own pocket.)

But the fact that no one has decried the Washington Post’s deceptive wording and the ensuing game of telephone is truly astounding.

Then again, consider the number of social media users who don’t bother reading past the headlines.

If Ford isn’t about to testify, can we at least pin down what it is she’s accusing him of?  Because it’s gone from groping to attempted rape and murder.

It also might be nice to establish how many people were there the night that nobody else seems to remember (4 or 5?) and just how many of these people actually tried to rape and kill her (4 or 2?).

Especially Dianne Cheinstein.

Rumble at Reason

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The other night Reason published an article calling for an FBI investigation into Christine Ford’s accusation against Brett Kavanaugh — and then went on to criticize Senate Republicans for trying to block such an investigation.

The problem is, the FBI lacks the authority to investigate because Kavanaugh hasn’t been accused of any federal crime.  The most they could do is reopen Kavanaugh’s background check, yet they have declined do so because Kavanaugh has been continuously vetted throughout his twenty-eight-year career.

Furthermore, the Senate cannot direct the FBI to reopen Kavanaugh’s background check, and the Republicans are actively trying to investigate despite interference from Christine Ford’s attorney and Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein.

The backlash against Reason editors was astounding.
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