You can find unflattering stills of anybody. Protip want to know which way your news leans. See who they use flattering vs unflattering pictures for.
@AverageIdiot, you must lean anti-muppet...
@AverageIdiot, yeah that’s why all articles on trump from huffington post have unflattering images.
@AverageIdiot, on that note, can we make this a thing? Random celebrities though instead of politicians. I for one would love to see this Daniel Radcliffe and Jennifer Lawrence.
@Simply Slytherin , i second that motion
@Simply Slytherin , Careful, they tried that with Beyoncé and she demanded that the internet delete the image.....
Opossums are angry little creatures...pretty accurate...lmfao
@cyount, I bet they like beer, too.
Cant blame the man for being angry.
@mycatsanahole, that’s a possum
@mycatsanahole, if you want to be on the supreme court I'd hope that you can keep your emotions in check long enough to not make a fool of yourself on camera. Allegations are meaningless IMO if the guy has that little composure
@Poser Pete, nope. That's an opossum.
@TheWhiteWolf, the Supreme court is the one time you should be mad at injustices.
@PoliticalOtters, im not saying you shouldn't have emotion but if you're so unstable that you break into outbursts of rage or break down into tears over a calendar then that's not healthy. That's not the mental state of someone that should be in the highest court in the US
@TheWhiteWolf, you really think he was upset about the calendar or was it the implications of him being a rapist that set the tone for his emotions?
@PoliticalOtters, did you watch the testimony? He kept flipping back and forth. No one gets sad and weepy because someone called them a bad thing. REGARDLESS. If you expect to be on the supreme court a CSC violation is FAR from the worst thing you'll be accused of in your tenure. These people have the verdict on interpreting the constitution. There are much more dangerous and threatening people out there than this. If this is his reaction to a 30-year old he-said-she-said not-quite-rape accusation how will he respond to death threats from people critical of his vote or his decisions? At the end of the day the supreme court cant just cry or scream about any perceived injustice or slight against them.
@TheWhiteWolf, yes I did. No one gets sad and weepy when they are called a sexual predator in front of their wife, kids, and peers? You must have been bullied much. He's reacting to the trial by mob that was being put on in the committee. That his good character was being defamed with no evidence that he did it. The whole point of a supreme court justice is to be mad about injustices and to bring about justice. Even if he gets on the SCOTUS, he will likely be assigned little to no discisions. Just like Clarence Thomas this unfounded accusation will follow him his whole life. So yea I could believe he'd be a little upset.
@TheWhiteWolf, him, his wife and his daughters were receiving death threats, and other vile threats already. How would you react if somebody accused you of being in a gang, raping women, while at the same time your wife and daughters were getting rape and death threats. You’re just being hypocritical because he is conservative. He acted as a human because that was his personal life. His judicial record shows he reacts to cases objectively.
@PoliticalOtters, I wasn't bullied because I stood up for and defended myself when others tried to throw shjt at me. Bullies look for weakness because they're weak themselves. If you dont give them anything to work with theres nothing they can do. If kavanaugh stood before the committee and plainly and respectfully defended his name by actually answering the rather banal questions that he tried to dodge I and many others would respect him much more. Instead he resorted to throwing a fit over a procedural hearing. Why would I respect someone that provides no more evidence in their defense than their accuser does when they're given the opportunity to and specifically questioned about it? There was no "trial by mob". 21 senators, 11 of which are Republicans, received information as to old allegations. It's there responsibility to look into those to the extent needed to either prove them credible or not. If he did rape a girl in High school he should not be a judge in any courtroom. (1)
@PoliticalOtters, the point of the supreme court is not to be angry at injustice. Their role is very clearly and specifically defined to matters pertaining to the constitution, cases of conflict involving the states, federal cases that are escalated, and (I believe) some international issues. I may be incorrect as to the last one. (2)
@buzz killinton, Blase-Ford received death threats as well. Regardless of is shes correct or not she certainly seems to think she is. Why did then not have the same demeanor as kavanaugh? I frankly dont care if hes conservative, liberal, or anything else. I fully supported the nomination of Gorsuch as hes a decent individual who carries himself respectfully. I dont agree with him politically but I feel as if hes able to but the law before his personal politics. For kavanaugh I dont see how that can be the case. How can you put the law before yourself when you scream and cry about how All the left if slandering you and that its a massive conspiracy by the Clintons and Soros and on and on. Its Bullshjt. There are hundreds of excellent, deserving conservative justices out there that could everything at least as well as kavanaugh can that dont have massive questions being raised as to their histories.
@TheWhiteWolf, You respect the fact that people have the right to be innocent until proven guilty. In the court of public opinion he has been deemed guilty with no evidence. Our justice system is reflective of what our public should be like and it seems that we've forgotten that innocent until proven guilty is applicable there too.
What is the goal of the constitution? Is it not to frame a just society? The point of the Supreme Court is to find justice with the framework of our constitution which is supposed to be a document that is fashioned by the people to bring about agreed upon justice.
@PoliticalOtters, either way. He doesn’t need to be on the supreme court because he’s making baseless allegations and saying that it’s a conspiracy by the Clinton’s. People on the highest court need to be logical and reasonable people who. Speaking of a conspiracy like that makes you sound like you’re not a logical thinker. They form and compile their choices and decisions on data presented to them from my standpoint that is not affiliated with a partyline. Because the laws represent the country not the party and if they cannot step aside from their party when they take that job they do not deserve to be in that position.
@PoliticalOtters, so you just claim that innocent until proven guilty. But you’re ok that that does not apply to Kavanaugh When he makes claims that the left and the Clintons are framing him? A judge needs to base his choices on data and facts presented to him. There’s no proof that The Clintons did that. He’s saying they are guilty without proof. Something a judge should never do. Which makes him unfit. In a position that high, party lines should have no place there.
@TheWhiteWolf, you talking about history and not putting the law before his personal politics is foolish. Take a look at his record. He has always made decisions by interrupting the constitution. Case closed. People don’t want him on the Supreme Court because of their personal reasons and that’s absurd.
@Seohn, Everyone keeps putting words in his mouth. He said democrats appeared to be getting revenge on “behalf” of the Clintons. He never accused the Clintons of a conspiracy. He was one of the lawyers who brought charges against Bill Clinton when he ACTUALLY sexually assaulted women. So Kavanaugh reasonably assumed the Democrats were still mad at him for that.
I am absolutely convinced you liberals would have no problem with his temperament if he was a left leaning judge having his reputation and life ruined. But not one of you have enough moral fiber to admit that.
@TheWhiteWolf, in reference to your comment on his emotions...
Emotions dont factor into his work as a justice any more than RBG or the others already let it. Anyone who has a complaint about his emotions, sorry but I just dont see how they would affect his judgement on cases that in no way are personal. They recuse in those cases. Emotional instability during the most stressful time in his life is excusable, frankly. His entire life and career were up for inspection and criticism. He feels as though the Democrats are throwing hits at him in order to stall for politics. They are attempting to take from him something he has worked his whole life for. The bench is his dream, imagine your dreams being threatened by some dickheads simply cuz they dont like who gave you the chance to reach it. Then to top it off, an obscure acquaintance from 3 and a half decades ago accuses you of something that is false. (Not stating that as proven fact, only that he portrays it as though it is)
@Seohn, the clintons have had their share of conspiracies. Whats one more? Benghazi was a conspiracy to avoid blame for the attack by framing it as a retaliation for an antimuslim video, when they clearly already knew the cause. How about white water? Paula Jones? Each of their scandals, wrong doings, misdeeds have an element of cover up and conspiracy to it. How about the Clinton foundation bailing out the DNC, directing money spent, all to position herself to rip away the popularly decided nomination from the rightful winner Bernie Sanders?!
Is it not possible that Clinton assisted Feinstein and the others to delay and maximize a woman's trauma (wouldnt exactly call her traumatized) for political gain? As she is the leader of the party, it cant have gone undiscussed near Queen Politic herself. I dont always defend the GOP, theyre too rigid in the party line everyone has to be on the same page, but lately theyve been the less sketchy party.
@Seohn, I say that meaning their agenda is much more straightforward. Dems are a convoluted mess of messages and agendas. Not the least concerning is how they wish to socialize the country. A nation of people founded on hatred and distrust of government, for 200+ years of hard work now earning rest later, everyone for themselves, personal property, class mobility, freedom, and more recently consumerism. 241 years of programming is not going away. Those values that shaped this country into the most powerful in the world arent going away, and are antithetical to marxism. Our population is too large and looking for a way at a quick buck for socialism to work effectively here. There is an ulterior motive behind the governmental push for it. Most likely being control. Police state level control.
The middle class is the enemy of socialism, that you can be comfortable all on your own. Its the reason for the push for everything to have a degree. I dont trust it.
@Seohn, at least with GOP, you know youre probably getting financially screwed, but you always have the opportunity and freedom to change that. Leftists dont want that. They want everyone in their special box, feeding the system. They are always seeking a new way to take more from middle class earners. Stagnation and shrinking middle class is primarily a left of center result. 15 an hour means more taxes, less money to bring home and your still spinning your wheels. Welfare is new age slavery, keeping you dependent on the govt teat. 32 trillion for medicare for all?! Yep, more taxes. The problem isnt with helping people, its that we tax and take from people until they need help, but cant get it because "your gross amount is higher than 150% our arbitrary poverty line". Poverty is how you live. I make 40k +, have a disabled child (half a brain) but can receive no assistance despite the considerable cost of care not covered by ANY insurance, because 40k is more than enough.
@Snarfel Burger, first off I’m not a liberal. Calling people liberals who have a different opinion than you, especially based on such little data, means you’re contributing to the divide in American politics and you are no where near a middle ground person.
Second off saying it’s the Democrats on behalf of the Clintons. Is still bring the Clintons into it. And thus directing it at them.
I don’t care if he’s left or right leaning. But I do think it’s important that a judge be impartial and unbiased and doesn’t let their political party line affect making rational decisions especially at that high level of court.
@cruss4612, what’s one more conspiracy? The problem is that two wrongs don’t make a right and just because one side does something bad doesn’t justify the other side doing something bad. Either hold the moral high ground or you are no better and have no ground to stand on when complaining about the other side.
I unlike the left extremist or right extremist do not justify doing the exact same thing the other side is doing as a reasonable excuse to be a bad person too. I don’t believe in deflecting attention away from my mistakes. Because that’s the cowards way out. Something that’s become a real problem on both sides of the political extremes right now.
@Seohn, I’ve never claimed to be a “middle ground person”. I’m very aware of my “right wing” viewpoints. I embrace small government policies passionately. If you claim to be a “middle ground person” it usually means you don’t have principles. You like to say “oh i’m this righteous person who doesn’t like liberals, conservatives, libertarians, or socialists. I’m above the fray, with viewpoints that are much more sophisticated and open-minded” when in reality, you just don’t actually know where your viewpoint falls because you haven’t educated yourself on the issues. I’m not claiming this is the way you think, just claiming people who call themselves “middle ground” are annoying, self-righteous, and ignorant.
Second, so what if he points out “democrats” verbally. Let me ask you, do you think the democrats were using this (right or wrong) as a way to keep him off the bench? If “yes” then you have common sense and agree with Judge Kavanaugh. Your issue isn’t that he believed it, its that..
@Seohn, ...he said it. EVERYONE knows it was the democrats alone that were trying to ruin the image of his character. He wasn’t being “partisan” he’d be an idiot if he thought it was an impartial attack on him.
@Snarfel Burger, I don’t think you understand what a middle ground person is. Middle ground people are usually able to educate themselves on a topic and make a decision on logical choices. Another words they don’t use emotion to make judgment calls as much. They don’t make decisions based on opinion or fear either.
You talk about people being on the middle ground as annoying, self righteous, and ignorant. But you literally are doing exactly what you claim the middleground people are doing. You’re literally being self-righteous and ignorant about what it is to be on the middle ground. It’s a hypocrisy and it’s extremism that prevent you from seeing that I am assuming I don’t really know.
People in the middle understand that there needs to be balance. Extremism lets their ideologies blind them from the hypocrisy that they themselves speak.
@Snarfel Burger, you’ve spent so far on the extreme is on the side that you don’t really understand what it means to be on the middle ground that or you’re just trolling
I have many principles. Just because I’m able to see both sides of a view point doesn’t mean that I’m incapable of doing the right thing. Because doing the right thing means sometimes putting aside your ego. Sometimes it means making a choice not part of an ideology but on mathematical or scientific evidence.
And I’ll admit I’m quite proud that I’m not a hypocrite. I actually practice what I preach. I can clearly see a hypocrisy when it arises.
But I don’t let ideologies overrule logical thought. Because there’s no one perfect solution. There’s always good and bad with every choice. You have to weigh the pros and cons.
@Seohn, exactly. Whats one more? Nothing related to Kavanaugh is a win for either side. He gets confirmed, the left lost but can bìtch about it for-ev-er. The right loses because, though they got him in, hes still gonna be covered in stank and now so will the party. Kavanaugh cant step down without giving a win to the left, but save face for the right. The left will never let it die, especially if he steps away. If he sticks it out, hes got stank and the Republicans lose seats.
Really it is a checkmate for the left either way but they lost everything but 1 rook in the process. The right is backed into a corner, but they saddled the wrong horse to do it. They played with fireworks and got a cool explosion but blew their own hand off. I say this because they showed that they will relentlessly oppose and stall at all costs to maintain some semblance of power, and to maintain Roe, even if it means destroying Ford's life and reputation in the process
@Seohn, they can nuke peopl all they want, just so Republicans dont hold the reins. This whole discourse has turned many people against their parties...
@mycatsanahole, but I can blame my sh!t connection for making me miss this conversation
@Seohn, see there’s part of your problem. You assume anyone that doesn’t consider themselves in the middle are “extreme”. Me being right-wing just means you ask me my stance on an issue and its usually going to fall on the right end of the spectrum. That’s not because i’m possessed by party or can’t think for myself. That’s because my philosophies just happen to align that way. This doesn’t mean I am not “able to see both sides of a view point” I definitely can see the Left’s reasons for its views. I used to be more left wing.
Your description of a “middle ground” person (which does sound a little self-righteous) is more of a description of an open-minded person. You can find the person you described on the left and on the right. It just means they’re open and willing to listen.
My problem is not with middle ground people, who are basically wishy washy people. My problem is with people who claim to be “middle ground”. You proved my point with the angelic description of yourself.
@Seohn, you may have ideas from both the left and the right. But that doesn’t mean you’re “middle ground” I guarantee you still lean one way. And by your comments it sounds like you lean left. You should take a political alignment test.
@Snarfel Burger, you realize that the middleground doesn’t mean that you can’t take a side when it comes to specific issues? as I said I don’t think you really know what middle ground means.
I know that there are people on the left and right who aren’t extreme. Just as I know middleground people come in various forms. However since you assume that I meant everyone on the right or left is an extreme points out that you are in or near that extreme.
And yes part of my description of middleground is based on me. Because my definition of being on the extreme is when you no longer see your own hypocrisy. When a person bitches and complains about their opposing political party but they themselves don’t see that they are doing the exact same thing. Thats when I feel they fall into the extreme category. Just as you have been doing with your hypocrisy’s.
@Snarfel Burger, you may have met some people who are in the middle ground that are wishy-washy. But not everyone is.
Also “wishy-washy” and “people who are able to weigh decisions based on data and come to conclusions based on logical thought”. Are not the same thing. Just because someone has an opinion about something. Gains new information that changes their opinion. Does not make them wishy-washy. That’s what an open-minded person is suppose to do. Bases there choices on all data available to them.
@Snarfel Burger, I’d like for you to take note of how I’ve talked about Kavanaugh. If you’ll notice not once have I said he’s guilty or condemned him for the actions that he may or may not have done 30 years ago.
If you’ll notice. What I’ve talked about pertains to tangible evidence. Such as the way he handled himself when questioned about such things. While I do think that empathy can be a helpful thing when coming to a decision. I believe that anger should never be used when coming to a decision. Innocent men arent hung by the hands of empathy. He’s interviewing for the position of judge. We all know its anger that clouds ones vision and hangs innocent men. Which you can see based on the people who condemn him without proof.
In his anger he said things that sounded bad. I can understand why he was mad. But I learned long ago one should not act rashly and should still be careful with what they say while in anger. Something a judge definitely should know. . . .
@Snarfel Burger, . . . . Yes the Democrats have been trying to slow down the process. There’s no doubt about that. And there’s nothing wrong with pointing that out. However saying “revenge on behalf of the Clintons”. Brings conspiracy into it. Something that should not be there. Because it sounds like the ravings of someone mentally unstable.
Since there is no tangible proof other than the basing it on the Democrats trying to block it. Which is something they would’ve done with or without the help of the Clintons. Whether or not it’s on behalf of the Clintons is hearsay. Something a judge should be familiar with. But is not something someone should claim during a job interview.
I don't understand this criticism I keep seeing that him being emotional shows he's not qualified to be a supreme court judge. While he is basically applying for a job, he was in the position of defending himself from rape accusations. He was not acting as a judge in this case, he was acting as a human being accused of a horrible crime. I would have been more suspicious of him if he had no emotion at all. People who think that his showing emotion is him disqualifying himself are confusing the judge with the defendent. Make no mistake, this event was indeed a trial. A trial of public opinion sure, not a legal one, but a trial nonetheless. Even now, if he gets the job and everything blows over, his life has changed forever. There will be people who shout at him in the streets insults, who bar him from their shops and restaurants, all because of completely unsubstantiated claims. I will say though that if he lied about his drinking, there is some credence in not hiring him for that.
@PottedPlant, it's just the typical tactics of moving the goal post when they don't get their way. They couldn't prove he was guilty, so now they switch to clinging to emotions (as usual) and that he drank and partied at college (soooo unheard of, and not illegal), and then implying that is evidence that he is a rapist or shouldn't be a Justice. If not this, they'd have found something else to continue the Salem Witch Trials 3.0, since "innocent until proven guilty" goes out the window if it isn't in their favor. They pulled the same thing with Clarence Thomas
Regardless of whether he did it or not, I’m not comfortable with having him on the supreme court. While all justices lean one way or another, they still all do their job with temperament and by being as bipartisan as possible: relying solely on the constitution as their source of wisdom. From what I have seen, I don’t believe he is capable of this and I would be much more comfortable with a conservative justice who could do the job reasonably well.
@airguitarpro, I agree with your temperament point. I also wonder if anyone could be calm after almost three weeks of his family being targeted (away from the hearings) and having his house vandalized.
@Will I Am Shat nerd, many seem to forget that. Yeah, calm and cool composure should be the face of any judge, but when people fault the guy for sensibly reacting to people trying to destroy his life, it makes you wonder where their priorities lie.
@Will I Am Shat nerd, the average person certainly would not be able to maintain composure, but why would you want someone of average temperament on the SCOTUS? Not everyone is made for it, just like not everyone is born to be a professional athlete, it’s a rare skill set...
I thought this was funny pics not buzzfeed
Legal eagle has a good vid about the actual law perspective of this whole situation, not just partisan bullshjt
If I were you. I’d be angry too
Ubias, level headed, well spoken judge for the supreme court... Falsely accused or not he handled it like a big baby rather than a rational and innocent person.
Hilarious, even though what they did to that guy should land the lot in jail.
But most importantly
He always rape that