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Tue Sep 28, 2021, 06:28 AM

Mother Jones has discovered who paid off Kavanaugh's debts...

It was…his parents.

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2021/09/heres-the-truth-about-brett-kavanaughs-finances/

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Reply Mother Jones has discovered who paid off Kavanaugh's debts... (Original post)
Loki Liesmith Sep 2021 OP
czarjak Sep 2021 #1
harumph Sep 2021 #2
Champp Sep 2021 #9
canuckledragger Sep 2021 #27
mikeysnot Sep 2021 #3
cinematicdiversions Sep 2021 #4
Mike Niendorff Sep 2021 #5
Champp Sep 2021 #10
lagomorph777 Sep 2021 #14
Calista241 Sep 2021 #15
Scrivener7 Sep 2021 #6
Loki Liesmith Sep 2021 #11
Kid Berwyn Sep 2021 #7
uponit7771 Sep 2021 #8
Mad_Machine76 Sep 2021 #12
ShazamIam Sep 2021 #13
Vinca Sep 2021 #16
Loki Liesmith Sep 2021 #18
Demovictory9 Sep 2021 #17
BradAllison Sep 2021 #19
Nevilledog Sep 2021 #20
Loki Liesmith Sep 2021 #21
Nevilledog Sep 2021 #22
Loki Liesmith Sep 2021 #23
Nevilledog Sep 2021 #26
LanternWaste Sep 2021 #25
Loki Liesmith Sep 2021 #28
Retrograde Sep 2021 #24
mikeysnot Oct 2021 #29

Response to Loki Liesmith (Original post)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 06:39 AM

1. Bushies always get theirs.

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Response to Loki Liesmith (Original post)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 06:43 AM

2. well, he is just a grown up frat boy.

IOW, while I desired something more sinister, I'll settle for him being a pudgy - I like beer - momma's boy
who needed his irresponsible ass bailed out.

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Response to harumph (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 07:44 AM

9. Boofer! Another Republican family values role model

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Response to Champp (Reply #9)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 05:59 PM

27. That's the look of a spoiled child.

A spoiled child that's pissy he's not getting his way.

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Response to Loki Liesmith (Original post)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 06:53 AM

3. Now was it the radical left or the far left that stephanie is straw manning?

Horrible written argument for MJ. It was his partisan hackers and perjury on his confirmation hearings. And then that was the non investigation investigation by the fbi.

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Response to Loki Liesmith (Original post)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 06:54 AM

4. Well that is anticlimactic....

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Response to Loki Liesmith (Original post)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 06:57 AM

5. This headline is incorrect.


The author does not claim to have "discovered" anything.

The piece's argument is merely conjecture and speculation, and simply refers back to a previous piece the same author wrote in 2018 claiming that it "seems very likely the explanation is a simple one: He gets money from his family."

Again, that's not evidence.

This article simply repeats and references the author's own previously published speculation.


MDN



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Response to Mike Niendorff (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 07:45 AM

10. Thank you, Mike. The headline is VERY misleading

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Response to Mike Niendorff (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 10:36 AM

14. Thanks for digging a little deeper.

And thanks to the OP for promoting disinformation.

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Response to Mike Niendorff (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 10:39 AM

15. What a garbage article. Thanks for posting. n/t

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Response to Loki Liesmith (Original post)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 07:12 AM

6. If true, that makes him the rich boy version of the 30 year old unemployed guy living in his

mother's basement eating cheetos and spouting ultra conservative politics.

Only his daddy bought him a Supreme Court chair to do it from.

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Response to Scrivener7 (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 07:47 AM

11. Oh he's right out of an eighties John Hughes teen flick

Richie jerk gets in trouble. Parents bail him out.

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Response to Loki Liesmith (Original post)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 07:15 AM

7. So where'd his parents get the cash?

Are they wealthy? A loan? A gift from a friend? Not that there’s anything wrong with that, necessarily.

From MoJo:

As I explained back in 2018, gifts from family don’t have to be reported on federal judicial disclosure forms, and Kavanaugh’s family had deep pockets. He’s the only child of a “swamp creature,” Ed Kavanaugh, a longtime lobbyist for the cosmetics industry who spent his career schmoozing with Beltway insiders to fend off health and safety regulations and dueling with activists who wanted to ban cosmetic testing on animals. When the elder Kavanaugh retired in 2005, his compensation package that year from the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association totaled $13 million, according to the nonprofit group’s IRS filing.

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Response to Kid Berwyn (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 07:44 AM

8. +1

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Response to Loki Liesmith (Original post)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 08:28 AM

12. The dismissive tone of this article bothers me

It seems to equate with any legitimate questions or skepticism or desire for further investigation with Glenn Beck/Alex Jones-like conspiracy fearmongering on the left.

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Response to Loki Liesmith (Original post)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 10:10 AM

13. lol on the "not owned by the Kochs," but an original member of the Federalist Society.

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Response to Loki Liesmith (Original post)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 11:53 AM

16. Did we ever find out how he happened to have so much debt in the first place? I've forgotten.

He looks like the kind of shifty weasel who might gamble on the side.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #16)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 02:19 PM

18. From the article

As it turned out, there were rather simple answers to most of those questions. Kavanaugh explained to the Senate Judiciary Committee that much of his credit card debt stemmed from either work on his fixer-upper mansion or buying Nats season and playoff tickets for himself and a handful of dudes who’d been going to the games together for years.

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Response to Loki Liesmith (Original post)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 01:19 PM

17. not surprising. many of the SCOTUS grew up privileged. have no idea how real folks live

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Response to Loki Liesmith (Original post)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 02:21 PM

19. Money laundering

Filter it from Kennedy's kid...to the parents....to Boozin' Brett. A true family affair.

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Response to Loki Liesmith (Original post)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 02:23 PM

20. *cough*bullshit*cough*

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #20)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 03:49 PM

21. Never trust a right wing rag like...checks notes...

Mother Jones.

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Response to Loki Liesmith (Reply #21)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 03:53 PM

22. That doesn't make their reporting bullet proof.

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #22)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 03:57 PM

23. And calling bullshit because the reporting gives you a sad

Is just how bulletproof?

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Response to Loki Liesmith (Reply #23)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 05:32 PM

26. It was a pleasure posting to your thread.

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Response to Loki Liesmith (Reply #21)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 05:11 PM

25. Odd you're the only one making that particular argument.

 

But I get it... when rational thought fails, reach for the reductio ad absurdum for a pretense of cleverness.

(reductio ad absurdum-- check notes, mkay?)

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #25)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 06:37 PM

28. I didn't make an argument at all

I simply mocked an ignorant take.

I’m fortunate, though, that I get to do it twice in one thread.

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Response to Loki Liesmith (Original post)

Tue Sep 28, 2021, 05:09 PM

24. Wonder what else they paid for

maybe making some drunk driving tickets disappear, paying young women to keep quiet about assaults - I don't believe Blasey Ford was the only one he tried to force himself on.

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Response to Loki Liesmith (Original post)

Sat Oct 16, 2021, 01:38 PM

29. If I was still subscribing to MJ I would have cancelled

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