Current Topics
The Impeachment of Donald trump
by Jeffery J. Haas
28 minutes 19 seconds ago
its raining Russian assets
by pondering_it_all
50 minutes 5 seconds ago
The Trump/Biden/Ukraine thing
by pdx rick
Today at 03:32 AM
RoundTable for Fall 2019
by pdx rick
Today at 02:41 AM
Where have all the conservatives gone?
by rporter314
Today at 02:08 AM
lynching
by Greger
Today at 12:44 AM
What is a far leftist, anyway?
by Greger
Today at 12:33 AM
What is "old"?
by Greger
Today at 12:30 AM
Fifty US nukes held hostage at Turkish air base
by Greger
Yesterday at 11:22 PM
Public option vs Medicare for All
by Greger
Yesterday at 10:56 PM
If ISIS does the unthinkable...
by Jeffery J. Haas
10/22/19 06:51 PM
Politics - the art of using deception to get power
by Senator Hatrack
10/22/19 05:00 PM
auto industry, unions and strikes
by chunkstyle
10/22/19 04:41 PM
The Trump/Biden/Ukraine thing
by Jeffery J. Haas
10/22/19 12:13 AM
Never-Before-Seen Trump Tax Documents Show Major Inconsistencies
by pondering_it_all
10/19/19 02:26 AM
Hyper-partisanship and irrationality
by logtroll
10/19/19 12:47 AM
Are both "sides" equally corrupt?
by chunkstyle
10/18/19 12:18 PM
The Departed - 2019
by pdx rick
10/17/19 01:12 PM
Why do humans fight so much?
by Greger
10/15/19 02:13 PM
Global warming predictions
by logtroll
10/13/19 08:47 PM
Forum Stats
6282 Members
59 Forums
16720 Topics
291141 Posts

Max Online: 294 @ 12/06/17 12:57 AM
Google Adsense
Page 3 of 5 < 1 2 3 4 5 >
Topic Options
#308573 - 09/19/18 06:46 PM Re: RoundTable for September 2018 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
pondering_it_all Offline
veteran

Registered: 02/27/06
Posts: 8800
Loc: North San Diego County
Very good article interviewing the psychiatrist White House staff called to discuss Trump's mental deterioration:

Psychiatrist Says White House Officials Called Her With Concerns About Trump

She is very careful to explain the difference between diagnosis and evaluating dangerousness. She also has some interesting things to say about the American Psychological Association's expansion of the Goldwater Rule into a total gag rule.

Quote:
The increasing frequency in lying, the increasingly belligerent tweets, his inability to vary his responses to situations. For example, he cannot let a criticism go. He has to fabricate reality to situations that are distressing to him. And the thing about pathology, as opposed to normal reaction, is pathology actually becomes more rigid and more predictable. A healthy individual might be able to vary their response, especially if its strategy. They can choose to act differently if something is not working. Whereas pathology tends to become more and more rigid as it worsens. And what were seeing is simple repetition now, and worsening, greater frequency of his poor coping mechanisms.

Top
#308578 - 09/20/18 03:06 AM Re: RoundTable for September 2018 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
pondering_it_all Offline
veteran

Registered: 02/27/06
Posts: 8800
Loc: North San Diego County
Has anybody read Mrs. Ford's CV? Holy crap, she's a professor at Stanford, has written books and over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles, and deeply respected by all of her peers and students.

Orin Hatch says: "She's mixed up." But she first talked about the attack in 2012 when she was in couple's counseling with her husband, and Brett Kavanaugh was a DC Circuit Court judge on the other side of the country. In addition, one of her high school classmates said that the incident was well known around their high school, back in 1980. I really doubt Kavanaugh would have told anybody, and she says she didn't at the time. So that means Kavanaugh's friend must have told somebody back when it happened. They could ask Justice Gorsuch about that: They went to High School together, but I don't know if Gorsuch ran with Kavanaugh's heavy drinker crowd.

I think he's toast. A losing deal for Republican's confirm him or not. And Orin Hatch needs to move into Assisted Living...

Top
#308579 - 09/20/18 10:42 AM Re: RoundTable for September 2018 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
Kaine Offline
enthusiast

Registered: 08/25/04
Posts: 2167
Loc: Pennsylvania
Nah. He's not toast at all. He will be pushed through come hell or high water. The republicans are masters manipulators, and also don't give a rats ass if it's ethical or not. He will be confirmed before November.

Top
#308580 - 09/20/18 01:44 PM Re: RoundTable for September 2018 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
Ujest Shurly Offline
newbie

Registered: 10/16/16
Posts: 475
Loc: Sterling Heights, MI, USA
Sad to say, but I agree with you Kaine. The precedent, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas. His accuser was just as impressively credentialed as Mrs. Ford, and Anita Hill testified with an FBI background investigation.
_________________________
MAGA, impeach Trump.

Vote 2020

Life is like a PB&J sandwich. The older you get, the moldery and crustier you get.

Now, get off my grass!

Top
#308581 - 09/20/18 03:16 PM Re: RoundTable for September 2018 [Re: Ujest Shurly]
NW Ponderer Offline
Moderator
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/09/11
Posts: 17116
Republicans are not going to make the same mistake they did with Anita Hill. Then there was an "investigation" (cursory as it was). Now they will avoid it like the plague. There are too many potential skeletons in Kavanaugh's Kloset. He was, clearly, a heavy drinker and Mark Judge can testify to too many drunken "incidents" to let him be subpoenaed or questioned. There is only one agenda item for Republican leaders - hell or high waters - confirm him. They may lose the Senate, but darned if they'll lose the courts. They've cheated too hard to let that happen.

Top
#308584 - 09/20/18 06:04 PM Re: RoundTable for September 2018 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
pondering_it_all Offline
veteran

Registered: 02/27/06
Posts: 8800
Loc: North San Diego County
Karma has a funny way of catching up with such schemes. They could confirm him, and then on January 2nd Clarence Thomas could have a heart attack and die. They would have sacrificed owning Congress just to lose everything.

Top
#308585 - 09/21/18 01:43 AM Re: RoundTable for September 2018 [Re: pondering_it_all]
Jeffery J. Haas Offline

It's the Despair Quotient!
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 08/03/04
Posts: 14353
Loc: Whittier, California
Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
Karma has a funny way of catching up with such schemes. They could confirm him, and then on January 2nd Clarence Thomas could have a heart attack and die. They would have sacrificed owning Congress just to lose everything.


Or on January 27th, or the 30th. Things haven't been too hunky dory in the Thomas household the last year or so.
She caught Hell for posting Holocaust pics in response to social media protests by the Parkland shooting kids.

Clarence Thomas' Wife Posts Memes Trashing Parkland Kids and Comparing Gun Control to Holocaust

And he's been in the limelight ever since Kavanaugh's accuser stepped forward, and he's not enjoying it at all.
_________________________
The only people pushing the Athenian Straw Man Nonexistent Threat of Slippery Slope Windyfoggery (ASMNSSW) RE DEMOCRACY are people who have a misunderstanding/problem or hatred of democracy. (See AUTHORITARIANS)

Top
#308587 - 09/21/18 08:09 PM Re: RoundTable for September 2018 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
NW Ponderer Offline
Moderator
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/09/11
Posts: 17116
Maybe we can have a double impeachment in 2020 and replace both Kavanaugh AND Thomas with real jurists... say, like Merrick Garland?

Top
#308588 - 09/21/18 09:24 PM Re: RoundTable for September 2018 [Re: NW Ponderer]
Ujest Shurly Offline
newbie

Registered: 10/16/16
Posts: 475
Loc: Sterling Heights, MI, USA
Originally Posted By: NW Ponderer
Maybe we can have a double impeachment in 2020 and replace both Kavanaugh AND Thomas with real jurists... say, like Merrick Garland?


Won't happen, the Democrats would need at least 66 seats to impeach a Supreme Court Justice and that does not allow for any Democratic Senators that do not vote for impeachment. If you think a Republican Senator would vote to impeach allhail
_________________________
MAGA, impeach Trump.

Vote 2020

Life is like a PB&J sandwich. The older you get, the moldery and crustier you get.

Now, get off my grass!

Top
#308594 - 09/22/18 07:11 AM Re: RoundTable for September 2018 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
pondering_it_all Offline
veteran

Registered: 02/27/06
Posts: 8800
Loc: North San Diego County
Actually, I think Clarence Thomas dropping dead is more likely than impeachment. Maybe in 2020, if the Blue Wave is still in effect.

Top
Page 3 of 5 < 1 2 3 4 5 >

Who's Online
2 registered (chunkstyle, 1 invisible), 21 Guests and 1 Spider online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Snarky_Politics, Moot, Ikari, perotista, ttwtt78640
6282 Registered Users
A2