Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

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Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

Postby Thad » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:17 am

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh piled up credit card debt by purchasing Nationals tickets, White House says

Amy Brittain wrote:Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh incurred tens of thousands of dollars of credit card debt buying baseball tickets over the past decade and at times reported liabilities that could have exceeded the value of his cash accounts and investment assets, according to a review of Kavanaugh’s financial disclosures and information provided by the White House.

White House spokesman Raj Shah told The Washington Post that Kavanaugh built up the debt by buying Washington Nationals season tickets and tickets for playoff games for himself and a “handful” of friends. Shah said some of the debts were also for home improvements.

In 2016, Kavanaugh reported having between $60,000 and $200,000 in debt accrued over three credit cards and a loan. Each credit card held between $15,000 and $50,000 in debt, and a Thrift Savings Plan loan was between $15,000 and $50,000.

The credit card debts and loan were either paid off or fell below the reporting requirements in 2017, according to the filings, which do not require details on the nature or source of such payments. Shah told The Post that Kavanaugh’s friends reimbursed him for their share of the baseball tickets and that the judge has since stopped purchasing the season tickets.

Shah did not provide the names of the friends or additional details about the tickets. Kavanaugh, who is known to be a Nationals fan, declined to comment.


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Is any of this going to make any fucking difference? I dunno, maybe. It might give the handful of Democrats who voted for Gorsuch an excuse not to vote for Kavanaugh, and if every Democrat and one Republican votes against him, he's sunk. I wouldn't count on it, though, and even if they managed to knock him out of the running, the odds of their managing to stall until January are even slimmer (never mind that their odds of taking the Senate aren't great).

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Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

Postby François » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:50 am

Maybe there's something about the nomination process that I don't understand, but even if Kavanaugh doesn't work out, I'm not seeing it making a lot of difference either way. I mean, as much as I'd like to rejoice over anyone connected to this administration stepping down or getting fired or not getting a sensitive job in the first place, there's no shortage of absolute shitsacks that Trump can replace them with. Pruitt leaving the EPA doesn't mean Trump's gonna call Al Gore and ask him if he's got some free time.

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Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

Postby Mongrel » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:55 pm

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Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

Postby Thad » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:18 am

François wrote:Maybe there's something about the nomination process that I don't understand, but even if Kavanaugh doesn't work out, I'm not seeing it making a lot of difference either way. I mean, as much as I'd like to rejoice over anyone connected to this administration stepping down or getting fired or not getting a sensitive job in the first place, there's no shortage of absolute shitsacks that Trump can replace them with. Pruitt leaving the EPA doesn't mean Trump's gonna call Al Gore and ask him if he's got some free time.

Yeah, pretty much.

If the Dems manage to stall until January and get a majority in November, then that's a potential game-changer -- but as I said, that's very unlikely. And anything short of that? We're looking, at best, at the difference between fresh shit in the litterbox and dried shit on the floor.

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Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

Postby Mongrel » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:53 pm

Russian military officers have been formally indicted for hacking the DNC. There's a bunch of spicy info in the indictments:



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I'm sorry but I have to laugh.
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Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

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Actual Affadavit (if you need confirmation of the tweet).
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