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Tue Sep 18, 2018, 02:34 PM

Where were the parents???

I know, I sound like an old fart but it sounds like Kavanaugh and Judge were falling down drunks. How did they get in the house at night? Did they drive home from these benders? How do you not notice and worry about behavior like this? I was a single parent, working and going to school and my kid seldom got by me. I could tell by the sound of his footsteps what shape he was in and I always, always ,always called him on it.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 02:36 PM

1. My Mom too, she caught me sneaking in after curfew one night.

I had a couple of beers with some friends out in the country and I missed a step coming in, didn't fall, but she was johnny on the spot to bust me. Cleaning barns by yourself will sober you up quickly.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 02:38 PM

2. I went to a house party almost every week back in high school back in the mid 80's

Anytime a parent went away the kids would play. I hope things have changed but i doubt it.

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Response to MattP (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 02:41 PM

5. But did you and your friends get blotto?

And did your parents see you and your friends while you were blotto?

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Response to MattP (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 02:55 PM

8. You are correct... That's what our generation did

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 02:38 PM

3. My understanding is that it was a pool party and the parents weren't there.

I don't think she has indicated if it was during the day or night.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 02:40 PM

4. He was at boarding school.

It sounds like the school was near the party so they potentially could have walked home.

I don't know if Congress can open up his disciplinary record with the school since he was a minor but it might corroborate the story if he was caught drunk the next day or on other occasions.

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Response to meadowlander (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 03:22 PM

13. Was it a boarding school?

I hadn't read that before.

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Response to Jane Austin (Reply #13)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 04:09 PM

16. Georgetown Prep is a boarding school

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgetown_Preparatory_School

"The only Jesuit boarding school in the United States, it is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington on 93 acres (380,000 m2)."

Kavanaugh grew up in Bethesda, Maryland though so he might have been a day pupil.

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Response to meadowlander (Reply #16)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 08:20 PM

17. Thanks.

I had no idea.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 02:48 PM

6. kids

Rich kids at a prep school. nuff said.

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Response to pamdb (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 08:23 PM

18. My two boys went to a pretty fancy boarding school

and they turned out wonderfully.

Solid citizens, liberals, and I still really enjoy them.

If they are merely putting up with me, I can't detect it. They seem to enjoy their old mom, too.

Oh, and it was around the same time when Kavanaugh was at Georgetown Prep.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 02:54 PM

7. It was the 1980s ... Alocohol was the drug and entertainment

Of choice...

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 02:56 PM

9. Where does it say it was at night?

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 03:12 PM

10. Kids still do this.

Mine are both in college but they had a few cautionary tales from upper classmen in high school. One kid got a DUI while driving home from a party at a kidís house and the parents of the DUI kid sued the parents of the kid that had the party.

Plenty of houses around here are big enough that if the parents didnít want to see the partying then the parents wouldnít see it. Lots of pool houses or houses with multiple floors or segments. (My house is perfectly normal sized, no shenanigans by kids possible.)

Some parents donít care or worse yet, they facilitate the partying.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 03:13 PM

11. I went to house parties in the 80's

and yes, many times I got very drunk.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 03:18 PM

12. My father told me that if I drank any alcohol in high school,

he'd take my driver's licence away until I graduated. I did not drink any alcohol. I knew that he'd do exactly that. Simple.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 03:24 PM

14. Remember, the drinking age at that time was 18 for beer and wine in Maryland

And while they checked, they didn't check very well. I had a fake ID from a friend, she had turned 18 and I had her expired Driver's License. They didn't check those things very well then.

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Response to Raven (Original post)

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 03:40 PM

15. Some parents supply the booze for those parties.

I don't know how they justify it, but it does happen.

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