Sunday, October 07, 2018

The Better Employee

The face of justice.
The saga of Brett Kavanaugh had the ending that I thought it would always have. I knew he'd be confirmed but, just like in books or shows, you kind of hope things aren't going to worse before they get better. No nominee picked by trump was going to be a great choice but Kavanaugh was clearly a pick designed to enrage. Even taking out the sexual assault accusation(s)--assuming the presumption of innocence that Republicans say Kavanaugh is deserving of--Kavanaugh has proven time and again that he is a terrible person, lawyer and judge. He is a fully partisan hack who has neither the temperament or ethics needed to be a judge on the highest court in the country. If he was on trial or being questioned by police and had an outburst like he did in response to Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's testimony, he'd be considered guilty. And this was a job interview. How many people would hire you if you acted like that while applying for a job? Accused of sexual assault or not.

And this is what is really on the line. This country had made so many strides over the last year or so because of the #MeToo movement. People we thought were decent, upstanding citizens have had their lives torn apart because of what they did to both women and men. We've forced resignations, put them--but not enough of them--on trial, ruined their careers, and we made it clear that if you force yourself on someone then there will be consequences. Kavanaugh has upset all of that. In the #MeToo world, the accusation from Dr. Ford should have, at least, caused Kavanaugh to crawl back in his hole and return to the appellate court where he would spend the rest of his life. Instead, he is promoted to a position he is neither qualified for nor deserving of. What kind of message does this send to people who have behaved the way Kavanaugh is accused of behaving?

Boys will be boys has been the prevailing excuse for men being terrible. They hurt someone, they assault someone, they rape someone. That's just what boys do. It's too bad but that's what they do. We put the burden of proof all on the woman and chastise her when she says nothing. But we also chastise her when she does. Well, you were drunk. Well, you were dressed skimpy. Well, you should've been more clear. Well, you are probably mistaken. Well, you're probably lying. Saying that you believe Dr. Ford but still thinking Kavanaugh is innocent is a backwards way of saying that you don't believe her. And we do this every time. She's just saying it for money. She's just saying it for fame. She's just saying it to ruin his life. She's just saying it to get attention. She's just saying it because she's a bitch. She's just saying it because.

We have a chance, this November, to show ourselves, the terrible people who support this administration, and the world that we are decent people. Check to make sure that you are registered to vote and make sure you get out there and make your voice heard.

Is this Veeblefester's way of saying Brutus is kind of good at his job? He can't afford to lose him but also can't afford to pay him.

I don't know who this Haskell guy is but in my experience, people named Haskell are hardworking people who deserve extra pay so that all checks out.

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