Brett Kavanaugh Shows Why the US is the Bestest Country in the Whole Wide World

The Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings and subsequent controversy confirm an uncomfortable truth about the process: it’s not about serious issues but a carnival-like media feeding frenzy over scandal. Whether he tried to rape someone matters. Of course it matters. But why are we ignoring his outlandish legal theories and perjury?

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Ted Rall is the political cartoonist at ANewDomain.net, editor-in-chief of SkewedNews.net, a graphic novelist and author of many books of art and prose, and an occasional war correspondent. He is the author of the biography "Trump," to be published in July 2016.

23 thoughts on “Brett Kavanaugh Shows Why the US is the Bestest Country in the Whole Wide World

  1. Nice toon at Sputnick. Misleading phrasing.
    The question is why do you receive your information from a single source?
    Or is it simply pandering?
    Even Dershowitz is outraged by these activities.
    I posted links to others who have serious questions/observations about the situation.
    Kunstler wonders why Blackout Drunk Debbie ONLY recalls someone yelling about Bretts “PENIS”. Yet she claims two other men, and a third with a dildo, exposed themselves to her.
    But she never filed charges?
    Stinks of a delaying tactic.
    So, why are you adding to the tabloid nature of the entire incident?
    Everyone is INNOCENT until proven GUILTY.
    There was no Schniederman toon, or Ellison toon. Why is that? Ellison’s accuser has evidence. Eric was a Sadististic dominating freak. Again proven.
    I’m starting to sense a Democrat.

  2. Heads up Rall here is a story deserves a toon, or column.
    Change of pace feel good kind of stuff.

    https://www.theorganicprepper.com/north-carolina-woman-arrested-for-saving-27-cats-dogs-without-permission-and-how-you-can-help/

    North Carolina Woman ARRESTED for Saving 27 Cats & Dogs Without Permission (And How You Can Help)

    Link has information on how you can help.
    It’s no Gay wedding cake, just helpless creatures who were not considered part of the family. At least not enough to save.

    Hedges, a resident of Wayne County, North Carolina, was taken into custody Friday after providing care to more than two dozen animals – 17 cats and 10 dogs – for owners who had to evacuate before the storm hit.

    “The owners got to evacuate. They got to save themselves. But who’s going to save those animals? That’s what we did,” Hedges said. “We saved them.”

    The owner of Crazy’s Claws N Paws, a donation-based animal rescue center, was in the process of converting a warehouse space into a proper animal shelter when she decided to use the building to help keep pets dry. However, her facility was not legally registered as a shelter. (source)

    So…she immediately turned over the animals but that didn’t stop them from turning the “case” over to the local DA, who apparently doesn’t have enough to do with all the flooding and looting.

    Hedges was summarily questioned and then arrested for her good deed. Two men were sent to arrest the 4’10” women and take her to the county jail.

    The charges were broken down on a Facebook post.

    1 count of administering amoxicillin to Big Momma
    1 count of administering Tramadol to Big Momma
    3 counts of administering amoxicillin to a white Siamese cat
    3 counts of administering a topical antibiotic ointment (triple antibiotic from Dollar Tree) to a white Siamese cat
    3 counts of administering amoxicillin to a cat known as Sweet Pea
    1 count of administering amoxicillin to an unnamed black kitten
    1 count of solicitation to commit a crime (asking for donation of Tramadol (that was supposed to be a request for a vet)).

    According to the Facebook page, 18 of the animals were surrendered to Hedges already in very bad shape. No vets were open due to the flood. Was it better to let them suffer or to do what they could to help?

  3. Thank god #METOO laid the Psychological ground work for Brett’s girls.
    He can’t even claim “Here come the Judge”.
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-23/second-kavanaugh-accuser-materializes-alleging-sexual-misconduct-yale

    “The woman, Deborah Ramirez, 53, claims that Kavanaugh waved his penis in her face during a drunken dormitory party and “caused her to touch it without her consent as she pushed him away.”

    For Ramirez, the sudden attention has been unwelcome, and prompted difficult choices. She was at first hesitant to speak publicly, partly because her memories contained gaps because she had been drinking at the time of the alleged incident. In her initial conversations with The New Yorker, she was reluctant to characterize Kavanaugh’s role in the alleged incident with certainty. After six days of carefully assessing her memories and consulting with her attorney, Ramirez said that she felt confident enough of her recollections to say that she remembers Kavanaugh had exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party, thrust his penis in her face, and caused her to touch it without her consent as she pushed him away. Ramirez is now calling for the F.B.I. to investigate Kavanaugh’s role in the incident. “I would think an F.B.I. investigation would be warranted,” she said.

    Specifically, Ramirez recalls “a penis being in front of my face,” and that despite being inebriated, someone encouraging her to “kiss it.”

    Despite acknowledging “significant gaps in her memories of the evening” due to being incredibly drunk, Ramirez then recalls someone yelling down a hallway “Brett Kavanaugh just put his penis in Debbie’s face!”

    She recalled that the party took place in a suite at Lawrance Hall, in the part of Yale known as Old Campus, and that a small group of students decided to play a drinking game together. “We were sitting in a circle,” she said. “People would pick who drank.” Ramirez was chosen repeatedly, she said, and quickly became inebriated. At one point, she said, a male student pointed a gag plastic penis in her direction. Later, she said, she was on the floor, foggy and slurring her words, as that male student and another stood nearby. (Ramirez identified the two male onlookers, but, at her request, The New Yorker is not naming them.)

    A third male student then exposed himself to her. “I remember a penis being in front of my face,” she said. “I knew that’s not what I wanted, even in that state of mind.” She recalled remarking, “That’s not a real penis,” and the other students laughing at her confusion and taunting her, one encouraging her to “kiss it.” She said that she pushed the person away, touching it in the process. Ramirez, who was raised a devout Catholic, in Connecticut, said that she was shaken. “I wasn’t going to touch a penis until I was married,” she said. “I was embarrassed and ashamed and humiliated.” She remembers Kavanaugh standing to her right and laughing, pulling up his pants. “Brett was laughing,” she said. “I can still see his face, and his hips coming forward, like when you pull up your pants.” She recalled another male student shouting about the incident. “Somebody yelled down the hall, ‘Brett Kavanaugh just put his penis in Debbie’s face,’ ” she said. “It was his full name. I don’t think it was just ‘Brett.’ And I remember hearing and being mortified that this was out there.” -New Yorker”

    I smell old dead fish. Drunken Deb has THREE guys shove dick in her face.
    And this is the first time she mentioned it?
    And the good Catholic girl didn’t bother to tell anyone ever.
    Oh, and she was BLACKOUT DRUNK!

    http://kunstler.com/clusterfuck-nation/going-full-porn/
    “The charge was obviously crafted to prompt the news media to repeat the word “penis” as many times possible because the word itself has terrifying powers to shock women’s sensibilities. And understandably so. It’s not for nothing that the rakes of merry old England referred to the male generative organ as “the frightful hog.” In our time, a better analog might be the ghastly interloper aboard the space-tug Nostromo in the classic sci-fi shocker Alien. Remember how it burst out of astronaut John Hurt’s chest, all slimy, drippy, and goopy, and sort of water-skied out of the sick bay to hide in the bilges? Dear me! Almost gave me a heart attack at the time and I was barely into my thirties.”

    The part that I find interesting in the New Deborah Ramirez accusation is this:

    After six days of carefully assessing her memories and consulting with her attorney, Ramirez said that she felt confident enough of her recollections to say that she remembers Kavanaugh had exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party, thrust his penis in her face, and caused her to touch it without her consent as she pushed him away.

    Six days of meditation, prayer, memory-wracking, attorney-prompting, and — no doubt — earnest and heartfelt coaching by Resistance memory-recovery shamans, overcame the effects of 35 years and, say, seven Jello-shots to retrieve the details of that long-ago encounter. (No one mentioned bong-hits, at least not yet, but how could there not have been, on top of the drinking games?) But the real gold in the story comes in this revelation:

    Ramirez, who was raised a devout Catholic, in Connecticut, said that she was shaken. “I wasn’t going to touch a penis until I was married.”

    Really? Maybe she should have gone to the weekly meeting of the Yale Freshman Women’s Math and Physics Circle instead of an apparently mostly male dorm party convened for the purpose of getting shitfaced drunk with the greatest possible efficiency. Did she not know what was going on there? Was she forced to stick around? Did the boys make her down those shots?

    • If I recall good Catholic girls who were saving themselves for marriage preferred anal.

      Letterkenney explains the sensation difference (watch the YouTube video)

      Anyways, she was askings me about Performings the anal sex on her.
      Youse guys Youse guys ever do that? You ever Takes the dirt road home? – No.
      – No.
      Well, Professor Tricia from my women’s studies group, she says it’s quite commons to Enter through the back door.
      Uh Mind you she didn’t stress whethers that was naturals Well, but, like I’ve been told, that where vagina sex is like a total encasing of the penis, like Like sticking a hot dog inside a pogo, and then like, anal sex is a partial encasing of the penis, so it’d be more like putting a hot dog in a beer bottle.
      – Waynes? – No.
      – Dary? – The answer’s still no.
      But I have been told the same thing as Dary, that whereas vagina sex provides stimulation of the entire penis, like a sausage inside a burrito, but bum sex provides stimulation only from like Well, like the rim of the butt hole rather than inside the butt hole also.
      So, what you’re sayings is, it’s less like going inside this Long John Silvers here, and more like going inside this honey cruller here.
      Correct.
      It’s less like going inside this loaf of bread And more like going inside this bagel.
      – Waynes? – No.
      – Dary? – Answer’s still no.
      But I have been told that it’s less like going inside this wheel of Brie cheese and more like going inside this piece of Swiss cheese.
      Oh, I love Swiss cheese.
      I love honey crullers.
      You don’t like bagels.
      Nope.

  4. https://lamecherry.blogspot.com/

    I will tell you what is behind the accusations of the Bush Rove man, Brett Kavanaugh, and it is in three words, Bill and Hillary Clinton.
    For those who have not pieced this together in the hints published. Brett Kavanaugh was a lead investigator of the Ken Starr team which as Special Counsel was appointed over the Monica Lewinsky affair, brought to light by Linda Tripp.

    That saga cost Bill Clinton dearly and Hillary Clinton unleashed all the media rape she could on the “bimbo eruptions” to intimidate and bury these women. It was rough in someone killed a pet of one of the women, who Clinton had attacked in the White House, whose husband had committed suicide.

    I am not going to rehearse all the details, but someone named Donald Trump in 2016 unleashed all the women Bill Clinton had raped and assaulted, and brought them to the Trump Clinton debate, and made them from and center.

    This humiliation of the Clintons and the fracturing of the female vote, was a major blow to Hamrod Clinton’s campaign and it brought her defeat.

    That is what was behind the Jeb! forces releasing Pussy Grab, and what has been behind this endless dirty tricks release of Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, in Trump Contact, which began with the now floundered #MeToo movement, as you do remember that nutty Ashley Judd in protest with her Pussy Hat degenerates in Washington DC.

    The Lame Cherry will state pointedly that it was pure stupidity of Donald Trump once again to appoint another Bush family protege, especially after what Trump did to the Clinton’s in marking their rapist legacy in 2016 AD in the year of our Lord. The one person Trump could appoint to the Supreme Court to wave a red flag in front of Hillary Clinton, be used as a female vote distruption in the Midterms is Brett Kavanaugh.

    The very tactics used by John Kelly and Republicans to destroy the innocent Judge Roy Moore, are the exact tactics which have been unleashed to retaliate on Brett Kavanaugh and Donald Trump for their part in reminding the world the Clinton’s are rapists.

    • So enters the par dux and par trois in we now have Ronan Farrow mucking about again in a Deborah Ramirez and something about a dildo as the accomplice this time. Again, Christian hating Matt Drudge is running this and Maggie Haberman is calling it a Clinton Repeat, but a dildo does not make a good eye witness in police reports, no more than this ambulance chasing Michael Avenatti, the new Gloria Alred, now claiming that he has a new credible woman too who Brett Kavanaugh attacked.

      Again, we have credibility issues in claims without evidence, where with Bill Clinton, there was a pattern of infidelity, assaults and rapes, along with descriptions of his genitals, with statements by his staff that they hustled and procured women for him. There is not any of that with Brett Kavanaugh.
      What there is for Brett Kavanaugh is this is Hillary Clinton 2020 gearing up a dirty tricks operation, to get democrats in control of Congress to impeach Donald Trump, as Bill Clinton was impeached, but the Senate did not go to trial out of fear. That is what is behind all of this, in two white men who dared point out what the Clinton legacy was are now being retaliated against with zero evidence, and that includes the two women that Trump is said of have had sex with, in we were all told Stormy had tapes. Well no tapes appeared. This is a perfect subtle operation of smearing and destroying people by innuendo when there is not any evidence.

  5. “The doctrine of the “Unitary Executive” says the president is king of all the Federal agencies.”

    That ‘s because the “Unitary Executive” is also the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, which has been made plain previously by the question of “How many divisions does the Supreme Court have?” when a previous monarch, or uni-arch, found himself constitutionally challenged.

    • Glenn

      hey now, Bush the lesser had a congress that CHOSE to abdicate their authorization to declare war.
      Telephone calls to Senator Clintons office were one hundred to one requesting she vote no.
      She voted yes.
      Then we move into Barry, or back to Bill and that Aspirin factory taking everyone’s mind off Monica.
      And this
      https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-11753050
      inger James Blunt has told the BBC how he refused an order to attack Russian troops when he was a British soldier in Kosovo. Blunt said he was willing to risk a court martial by rejecting the order from a US General.

      But he was backed by British Gen Sir Mike Jackson, who said: “I’m not going to have my soldiers be responsible for starting World War III.”

      Blunt was ordered to seize an airfield, but the Russians had got there first.

      In an interview with BBC Radio 5 live, broadcast on Sunday, he said: “I was given the direct command to overpower the 200 or so Russians who were there.

      “I was the lead officer with my troop of men behind us…

      “The soldiers directly behind me were from the Parachute Regiment, so they’re obviously game for the fight.

      “The direct command [that] came in from Gen Wesley Clark was to overpower them. Various words were used that seemed unusual to us. Words such as ‘destroy’ came down the radio.”
      ‘Mad situation’

      The confusion surrounding the taking of Pristina airfield in 1999 has been written about in political memoirs, and was widely reported at the time.

      But this is the first time Blunt has given an account of his role in the incident.

      Blunt, who was at the head of a column of 30,000 Nato troops with his unit, told Pienaar’s Politics it was a “mad situation”.

      That sense of moral judgement is drilled into us as soldiers in the British army
      James Blunt

      He said he had been “party to the conversation” between senior officers in which Gen Clark had ordered the attack.

      “We had 200 Russians lined up pointing their weapons at us aggressively, which was… and you know we’d been told to reach the airfield and take a hold of it.

      “And if we had a foothold there then it would make life much easier for the Nato forces in Pristina. So there was a political reason to take hold of this.

      “And the practical consequences of that political reason would be then aggression against the Russians.”
      Court martial

      Asked if following the order would have risked starting World War III, Blunt, who was a 25-year-old cavalry officer at the time, replied: “Absolutely. And that’s why we were querying our instruction from an American general.

      “Fortunately, up on the radio came Gen Mike Jackson, whose exact words at the time were, ‘I’m not going to have my soldiers be responsible for starting World War III’, and told us why don’t we sugar off down the road, you know, encircle the airfield instead.

      “And after a couple of days the Russians there said: ‘Hang on we have no food and no water. Can we share the airfield with you?’.”

      If Gen Jackson had not blocked the order from Gen Clark, who as Nato Supreme Commander Europe was his superior officer, Blunt said he would still have declined to follow it, even at the risk of a court martial.

      He said: “There are things that you do along the way that you know are right, and those that you absolutely feel are wrong, that I think it’s morally important to stand up against, and that sense of moral judgement is drilled into us as soldiers in the British army.”

      Blunt left the Army in 2002 to pursue a career in music, later scoring a worldwide hit with You’re Beautiful.

  6. “[W]hy are we ignoring his outlandish legal theories and perjury?”

    Because the Democrats don’t want to rule overtly against issues that are supported by, and that further empower the wealthy, knowing that the rule of the wealthy is enhanced by increasing the precarity of the ruled.

    The Great Moderation, which lasted until the economic collapse of 2007, was provided by wage-growth suppression, giving low unemployment and low inflation, both of which were previously thought to be the antithesis of each other.

    If a little precarity has such a good effect, then increasing precarity must be better. So with the Bill Clinton years workplace violence began its continuous increase, right up to today, where the precarious come to work armed and ready to kill.

    Try to unbalance the precariously balanced at your own risk.

    See the book “Going Postal” by Mark Ames.

    • Glenn
      Hmmm, The US bombed the shit out of their potential rivals. Yet that prewar prosperity was over by the 1970’s.
      Watch All in the family for some Hwood insight into what was happening at the time.

      Johnny guitar Watson sang this in 76
      I’m working forty hours
      Six long days
      And I’m highly embarrassed
      Every time I get my pay

      And they working everybody
      Lord, they working poor folks to death
      And when you pay your rent and your car notes
      You ain’t got a damn thing left

      Ain’t that a bitch, yes it is
      Somebody doing something slick, there they are
      It’s got me wondering which is which
      Mighty as well go out of town and dig a ditch

      Ain’t that a bitch, yes it is
      Now ain’t that a bitch

      Lemme tell you about my qualifications

      I program computers
      I know accounting and psychology
      I took a course in business
      And I can speak a little Japanese, fox on

      Gotta work two years
      To get one week off with pay
      And when I’m on my job
      I better watch every word I say

      Ain’t that a bitch, oh boy
      Somebody doing something slick, downtown
      It’s got me wondering which is which
      Mighty well, go out of town and dig a ditch

      Ain’t that a bitch, it’s way, way to cold
      Ain’t that a bitch

      Make me wanna holler, Lord, Lord
      Lord, have mercy to see
      Won’t somebody please help me to see land. Lord
      I want to play the guitar, come here guitar

      Somebody doing something silly

      Now listen to this

      Stop at the supermarket
      To get myself something to eat
      And when I look at the prices
      They knock me off of my feet

      I was in the baloney section
      And I had to take myself a close look
      Now [Abdule Jabar] couldn’t have made these prices
      With a sky hook

      Ain’t that a bitch, yes, it is
      Somebody doing something slick, yeah they are
      It’s got me wondering which is which
      Might as well go out of town and dig a ditch

      Ain’t that a bitch, ain’t that a bitch

      Surely there’s something slick going on
      Surely there’s something slick
      Surely there’s something slick going on
      Surely there’s something slick, ain’t that a

      Surely there’s something slick going on
      Surely there’s something slick
      Surely there’s something slick going on
      Somebody’s show slick, ain’t that a

      Surely there’s something slick going on
      Surely there’s something slick
      Surely there’s something slick going on
      Somebody’s showing slick

      Surely there’s something slick going on
      Surely there’s something slick
      Surely there’s something slick going on
      Surely there’s something slick

  7. To my mind, Ted, the whole issue of to Brett Kavanaugh or not to Brett Kavanaugh is as much political theatre as the concentration on his relation with Ms Blasey Ford more than three decennia ago, while largely ignoring his position on such matters as US presidential immunity, prosecution perjury, etc, etc. Whether or no this man is confirmed as a US Supreme Court Justice will have no effect at all on such vital matters as tax cuts for the super-rich (which further increases their ability to purchase politicians) or deregulation (which further increases their ability to amass immense profits by poisoning the environment and thereby purchase even more politicians). If misery loves company, you residents of the US can take comfort in the fact that this is the way politics has been and is played everywhere and in every period ; Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis remarks from two millennia ago about panem et circenses suffice to demonstrate the fact….

    Henri

  8. Ted,

    I look at it slightly differently.

    The Right cannot let Kavanaugh fail. He represents the fifth conservative vote on the Supreme Court. If the midterms go to the Dems (they will, but possibly not enough to give a Senate majority to them), Kavanaugh represents their only real chance to get a conservative on the bench. Thus, he has to be confirmed. Because he HAS to be confirmed, anything he has done in the past will be overlooked.

    Also in Kavanugh’s favor. The nature of the accusations. One, as far as I can tell, it still remains he said/she said. Two, it’s Georgetown Prep, meaning, this behavior (if it happened; I still think the trial comes before the sentencing) was implicitly condoned by the admin and (more importantly) was not something done by just one student. I suspect a lot of the prep schoolers are hoping this all goes away because they, too, engaged in similar sorts of behavior. As Kavanaugh goes, so go the rest of them.

    If Kavanuagh fails, I think the U.S. is going to be a remarkable place in January 2021.

      • To the rational mind, a second or third or whatever person coming forward is strongly indicative of the allegations being more likely. What the Kavanaugh supporters, at least some of them, will argue is that these others are follow-ons,. That phenomenon does exist, you can’t get away from it because there are always people who will insert themselves into the situation. The Satanic Panic of the 80s showed how anything involving memory is highly suspicious, and anyone who has any knowledge of how police have to weed out false confessions will probably accept that this whole thing is not clearcut.

    • “Also in Kavanugh’s favor. The nature of the accusations. One, as far as I can tell, it still remains he said/she said. Two, it’s Georgetown Prep, meaning, this behavior (if it happened; I still think the trial comes before the sentencing) was implicitly condoned by the admin and (more importantly) was not something done by just one student. I suspect a lot of the prep schoolers are hoping this all goes away because they, too, engaged in similar sorts of behavior.”

      We now have FOUR accusers, and one of them (D. Ramirez) claims Kavanaugh drunkenly flashed her during his freshman year at Yale. Dr. Ford claims that Mark Judge was also involved in Kavanaugh’s attempted rape of her, egging him on, then jumping on top of Kavanaugh and Ford – both men were drunk. It sounds like the Supreme Court candidate was a blackout drunk from prep school to somewhere in college.

      Should his private life count more that his authoritarian legal theories? No, but this whole thing has been a rush job to rig the Supreme Court so we can have eight years of the unstable, self-destructive/self-destructing Trump – anything that is sand in the gears of the process should be pushed.

      • See that’s the thing about memory. Person A steps up with an accusation about someone. Person B’s memory recollects a party and how Brett Kavanaugh was the person who did the flashing.

        This sort of thing has had precedents that show the Persons B (and C and D) were genuinely convinced they were telling the truth, only to be invalidated by externally objective facts that shot down their recollections. Memory does this. Even to important events.

        Kavanaugh may have done the things he’s been accused of. He may not. I would rather, as Ted points out, he were disqualified on any of the far-less-subjective fronts available that show him, indisputably, as an adult, behaving as an adult, not something from his drunken teen years.

        With four accusers, it seems highly unlikely that this is some sort of “scheme.” But I cannot eliminate the possibility that it is a case of faulty memory recollection.

        My best example of this was a clip from a TV show that I saw as a child. It scared the hell out of me. I knew exactly how it played out because I would run it through my mind on occasion. If I had the skill, I could drawn it. Thirty-odd years later, I found the show online and played it, dying to see how accurate my memory was. I had the basic premise correct, and everything else: the structure, the style of animation, character design, all of it, was completely off.

        I hope the Democrats have some sort of surprise waiting on Thursday, like a carbon-dated diary that contemporaneously details the assault.

        Unless of course the Republicans have another, just as conservative, judge waiting in the wings for when Kavanaugh gets shot down. (Maybe they cloned Thomas, grabbed some DNA off a coke can.)

  9. The Class Enemy who brought us the big lie of WMD in Iraq, this enemy who is comprised of its two smaller factions, the Democrats and the Republicans, those who swallowed the WMD steamy pile whole, despite objections coming from voices within the effectively invisible but larger faction, those who see that voting for either of the Two Evils as a futile waste of time.

    The Two Evils have weaponized lying and expect to easily suppress the restless 51%, who still think that truth stands a chance in its opposition to the greatest propaganda machine in history.

    The Two Evils are the greatest perpetrators of White-on-White crime and have given the truths of the 51% no ground to stand on and no chance to prevail over their weaponized lies.

    Having elections where candidates are restricted to the Two Evils, where one is not voting for the lesser of two evils, but for one of either of the Great or the Greater Evil, is not a democracy, so this is not a democracy.

    But despite this not being a democracy, if enough people act AS IF it IS a democracy, then sudden, consternation may result in the utter confusion of the Class Enemy, this enemy who will face an unfamiliar opposition that has arisen from its non-existence into a movement coalesced around the idea that this IS a democracy if only one will truly believe and act as if it were one.

    Of course, if democracy were to break out here it would be violently suppressed here just as it has been elsewhere by means of the 700 billion plus dollar War Department budget that defends the Great Class Enemy from fledgling democracies the world over.

    The Class Enemy will take innocent lives as easily as it takes rights and freedoms.

  10. http://blog.dilbert.com/2017/02/12/good-example-of-our-two-movie-reality/

    “I have been saying since Trump’s election that the world has split into two realities – or as I prefer to say, two movies on one screen – and most of us don’t realize it. We’re all looking at the same events and interpreting them wildly differently. That’s how cognitive dissonance and confirmation bias work. They work together to create a spontaneous hallucination that gets reinforced over time. That hallucination becomes your reality until something changes.

    This phenomenon has nothing to do with natural intelligence. We like to think that the people on the other side of the political debate are dumb, under-informed, or just plain evil. That’s not the case. We’re actually experiencing different realities. I mean that literally.

    I know, I know. When you read something like that, you probably shake your head and think I’m either being new-agey or speaking metaphorically. I am being neither. This is well-understood cognitive science.

    And here comes the fun part.

    I’m about to show you some mind-blowing evidence of the two-movie effect. Figuratively speaking, I’ll hold an apple in my hand and show it to the audience. Half of you will see an apple. The other half will see a gun. That’s how dramatic this two-movie illusion is. I can be watching a comedy movie while you’re in the same theater, sitting next to me, watching a drama. On the same screen. At the same time.”

    Read the rest on your own. Thought I doubt anyone will.

    • It was rumored Brett was the more Liberal of Trumps choices.
      Think about the beauty of Trump, he gets removed you get Pence.
      Brett falls a new less tolerant version is offered up.
      Bad choice or worse choice brilliant tactics.

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