originally posted by: Cassi3l
Charles Ludington goes for a 'chat' with the FBI today
more grist for the mill ...
I think Kavanaugh's nomination should be pulled
His reputation is tarnished, his credibility is shot to bits
His 'performance' from last week will be brought up time and time again
to continually undermine him
I didn't have sex with .. that .. woman
It depends on what 'Is', is
"I like drinking beer"
That's how Kavanaugh will be shorthanded for memory
It's too easy as ammo
Unfortunately we won't see what Charles Ludington has to say about this and we don't know what his motivations are, not really. He may be looking for
his 15 minutes of fame in all this and looking to make a quick buck. It wouldn't be the first time some person has tried to take advantage of a
situation that he was once close to. On the other hand, perhaps his observations are 100% honest and up-front. It still doesn't mean his opinion is
correct with regards to what is in the mind and memory of someone else.
From about 21 up until I was 28 I was a heavy drinker. I could drink from dawn until bedtime and be a slurring, stumbling drunk and never forget what
happened the day before while I had been drinking. It actually wasn't until i dank pink lemonade and everclear I ever had an instance of blacking out
and memory loss, after which I always avoided that drink
I came from a long line of drunks, had a natural tolerance for alcohol and drank so often it didn't affect me like it did other people. Everyone has
different levels of tolerance and people often thought I was far, far drunker than I really was.
I was a philosophical drunk, too. But I had a friend that got quite aggressive, rude and belligerent when he drank (he never raped anyone but he did
end up in bed with some unsavory individuals). Now, long removed from our youth, he will, like me, occasionally have a beer or shot, but he has mostly
given up much drinking and none of our group drink to the point of getting drunk anymore.
So the man drank and was probably an angry drunk. The real question is, does he get drunk now and take it out on his friends and family? I'd rather be
in front of a judge who whooped it up in his youth and remember that then be in front of a puritan when it comes to someone deciding my fate.
It's his opinion that BK's statements were 'questionable' and if he felt that way, he should say something. But his opinion is just that - and on his
word alone, it is just another allegation without any evidence. You must not forget about all the people who have not supported those allegations
either, their opinions must be considered in the preponderance of all the evidence.
Woe be it to us all if allegations can permanently tarnish your reputation and destroy your credibility, because I assure you, if you weaponize these
things then we are all in danger of having some heinous charge levied at us. Drank too much at a company party? You may be out of your job. Said
something that someone could take the wrong way? Out of your job. Did something that someone could question at some point in your past? your life is
destroyed and maybe you go to jail for a crime you didn't commit -- all on someone;s word, with no evidence to back it up, but the best claims money
can buy to support it.
BK presented, to me, the face of someone who was righteously indignant and someone who didn't know how to present himself in the best fashion for the
public to see. He may have been in the public all his life and under a level of public scrutiny, but this was dialed up to 11 and at a level he had
never before been put under. I doubt anyone who wasn't used to that level of scrutiny would perform much better.
Lets also remember there is a double standard at play too - no matter how guilty democratic heroes are, their black marks are hidden and swept away
from public scrutiny as fast as possible, but for those who aren't - your screwed.
But you know what, BK's "I like drinking beer." that was something I could relate to. The senator who had never played a drinking game or admitted to
drinking? couldn't relate to that at all.
You know, I am not a fan of either sides of our government and I think EVERY SINGLE ONE should have to undergo the EXACT same investigation and
scrutiny that BK just did. Every misstep of their's should be investigated all the way back to High School. Every shady deal, every decision should
all be out there for the American Public to see.
Yeah, then we'd mostly be without a government to run the country because they've done bad stuff on both sides, though I believe they'd become more
corrupt on the democratic side...and really that is obvious to me by HOW they play their politics and what they say and do, not because I have
anything against any of them.
Hey, what's fair is fair. The standards should be equal for everyone.
I wasn't actually a fan of BK...not until I saw what all he is going through, now my fingers are crossed he gets his seat on the Supreme Court.
What i have learned through his process is that there are people who lead us who are perfectly OK destroying someone's life and family for political
power and that's simply not OK with me. I haven't paid a whole lot of attention before, but after this i will be.
edit on 4-10-2018 by
Thanatos0042 because: bad coding