Jesus. What a Week.

***Just to let you know: I posted this waaaaay early on Friday morning, and it did not “go live” , that is, appear on your tab/computer screen where it was SUPPOSED TO, and  a lot of you Dear Readers wondered if I had abandoned you here on the Interwebs, and it took a lot of phone calls and a fair amount of cussin’ at film flam internet providers to get this post published on line. I’m sorry for the delay. Thank you all you Dear Readers who wondered if I had died. I hope you will all speak at my funeral, details to follow when the time comes.

But, Hell No,  I refuse to die as long as there is a breath in me to Resist.

Without further ado, here is my Friday post:

The magazine of the Jesuit religious order in the United States has publicly withdrawn its endorsement of Judge Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court justice following testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee by the Jesuit-educated Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexually assaulting her decades ago.

“For the good of the country and the future credibility of the Supreme Court in a world that is finally learning to take reports of harassment, assault and abuse seriously, it is time to find a nominee whose confirmation will not repudiate that lesson,” the editors wrote.

Brett Kavanugh, proud alum of the Jesuit high school, Georgetown Perp Prep: Kavanaugh included “Renate Alumnius” as an entry in his high school yearbook page, and two of Kavanaugh’s classmates told the New York Times the mentions of “Renate” were part of the high school football players’ unsubstantiated boasting about their conquests.

The word “Renate” appears at least 14 times in Georgetown Preparatory School’s 1983 yearbook, the newspaper reports, including in the caption of a group photo of nine football players that includes Kavanaugh and Mark Judge.  In the photo caption, the group of student athletes are described as the “Renate Alumni.”

Renate Schroeder Dolphin attended a nearby Catholic girls’ school, and wasn’t aware of the “Renate” yearbook references about herself on the pages of Kavanaugh and his football teammates.

Fun Fact: Reante Dolphin is one of the 65 women who signed a September 14, 2018 letter of support for Kavanaugh after Christine Blasey Ford came forward with her allegation of sexual assault from when they were in high school.

A few days after signing that letter, Ms. Dolphin said in a statement to the Times:  “I learned about these yearbook pages only a few days ago. I don’t know what ‘Renate Alumnus’ actually means. I can’t begin to comprehend what goes through the minds of 17-year-old boys who write such things, but the insinuation is horrible, hurtful and simply untrue. I pray their daughters are never treated this way. ”

Sept. 28, 2018:

The American Bar Association has urged the Senate Judiciary Committee and the full Senate to slow down on the vote on Brett Kavanaugh for a position on the Supreme Court until the FBI has time to do a full background check on claims of sexual assault made by Christine Blasey Ford and other women.

“We make this request because of the ABA’s respect for the rule of law and due process under law,” the ABA letter to committee leadership said. “Each appointment to our nation’s highest court (as with all others) is simply too important to rush to a vote.”

Look at the faces of all the women sitting behind him. And these are the women who like him…maybe these are the only women in America who like him.
That face you get when you’re Brett Kavanugh and you know your Time’s Up.
But let’s not despair, Dear Readers. In this time of vicious partisan divide, Donald Trump Junior can unite us. Yes! It’s true!!
DJTJ has been mocking Dr. Ford on his Twitter account, and this is the response from a Republican congressman from Illinois:
Yes, congressman, we can all agree that DJTJ. . .
 . . .  is a “dull witted kanker sore who shoots baby hippos out of his daddy’s helicopter because that’s the only way he can get an erection. Do us a favor, put the Twitter aside, go rub a tub of Axe extra hold hair gel on your empty head you chinless son of a circus peanut.”*
*Jimmy Kimmel, Sept. 27, 2018
We can all be united about that, right?
If we don’t laugh, we’ll cry.
And now, to bring down our blood pressure, here’s brothers Lickety and Taffy:
In case you can’t see, Taffy is using Lickety’s head as a chin-rest:
And on these first cool days of Fall, the bros all gather in the grass clippings in the way back:
Have as good a weekend as you can, Dear Readers. Let’s drown our tears in our votes.

19 Comments, RSS

  1. Marg-o

    Here’s some consolation: We now know what the first line of Brett Kavanaugh’s obituary will be.

    Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court Justice who was confirmed under a cloud of allegations of sexual abuse by three women,died today [of alcohol poisoning, hubris, or a karmic case of She Said].

    • Vivian

      I’m writing this on Thursday, when there is still a glimmer of hope that Kavanaugh’s obituary will begin: Brett Kavanaugh, who appointment to the Supreme Court was derailed by substantiated accusations of sexual assault…”

  2. Megan

    Thank you for the cats, helps bring down the blood pressure. I think that most people are honourable and just think other people can’t be such utter scumbags… and cowards at that, hence the women not believing what they heard and signing a letter of support. It is a sad indictment on humans, I do not as a rule like people and now I feel justified. Have a great weekend.

  3. Patricia

    Makes me wish I still had cats … maybe I can borrow some. My husband did look up all the info and yes, we can impeach a sitting Supreme Court Justice.

    • Vivian

      Impeachment won’t be easy, but if the Democrats have any self-respect, they will go after that pile of shit as soon as they get back in office.

  4. Kirra

    You cats are comforting. Love the three different colors of the cats in the final photo.

    I hope you do drown you tears with your votes! This reminds me when things came out about Trump and we thought “There’s no way he will make it” and he did. But this is different as it’s not the general public voting so hopefully they can keep him out, fingers crossed. Hopefully the lawyers and politicians can get this guy off the bench/nomination!?!

    I have just arrived in Salzburg where I’m going to study for a year and it’s full on getting organized but also amazing living in a city with a fortress castle and mountains around you. I’m also now in the same seasons as you and will learn to deal with snow. Can’t wait to do my first champagne-o-meter!

    • Vivian

      Oh, Kirra!! Welcome to the Northern Hemisphere!!

      I too look forward to your first Champagne-O-Meter! I’m going to look up that Salzburg castle and see if I can find the right book for it.

  5. After watching way too much Kavanaugh and beyond, Lizzie and I came in the office, she sat on the desk in front of the laptop, me next to her with the big-girl monitor, and watched bird videos for about 20 minutes. Just birds, eating seed, in various locations, the occasional squirrel. It was remarkably Zen. Probably more Zen for me than her, as she was actually trying to figure out how she could get at them while I was trying to figure out how all this could be happening in our world. So glad I’m headed to Paris and London next week for a month. (I’ll miss you. Any recommendations? No shortage of things to do!) I plan to say I’m a Canadian.

    Well, after watching the women accost Flake in the elevator yesterday, at least we got an investigation. Of course, DJT will say — if against Kavanaugh — that it’s that corrupt FBI. Trouble is, no matter who we get, the court will be equally as bad. But maybe with a slight bit of moral high ground. Wonderful images in this post — may I copy “Stay Angry.” I like that!

    • Vivian

      It’s all yours, Jeanie. Stay Angry — ha! As if any of us has any other choice!!

      Glad you liked the list of Paris To Dos that I sent you. Lucky, lucky you: do not go out of your way to stay current with the news of the US. Forget about us for a month, and ENJOY!

  6. Becky

    Watching Kavanugh was the most disgusting display I ever watched. He is probably home drinking a beer as the FBI is investigating since he likes beer so much. This travesty needs to be addressed by getting out and voting. The republicans have no balls.
    Loved the pictures of Taffy and Lickety. Kitties and dogs are so lucky they have no knowledge of this crap.

    • Vivian

      I LOVED Matt Damon’s impersonation of Kavanaugh on Saturday Night Live. It’s so much better to laugh at that human shit stain than to let him rile us up. I hope his kids see that, and know what kind of pus turd their father is. I really hate that guy.

  7. Casey

    I watched the hearing, of course, and I believe her. Kavanaugh: lo and behold…there *IS* someone I hate more than Donald Trump. I hope the senators review his testimony and nail his ass to all his lies. He isn’t fit for the Supreme Court because of PERJURY.

    Becky is right. Your cats are so lucky to be well clear of current events. I’m going to find me a fat cat and cover him with kisses and feel better.

  8. How much water did the odious, whining Kavanaugh gulp down last Friday? Hell, it was like he was guzzling Rolling Rock at one of those teenage parties when after midnight things got out of hand. And can anybody tell me how a wimp like Kavanaugh ever got to be the captain of a basketball team? It doesn’t make sense.

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