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Brett Kavanaugh has not had the greatest week! He is a perjury man, and nobody likes him, and Mazie Hirono, Cory Booker, and Kamala Harris took some chunks out of his flesh. (The editrix, who loves a longshot, thinks he actually withdraws.) To send you off on your weekend, we've rounded up some extra special stories about why Brett Kavanaugh is a horrible garbage monster.


In The Nation, Joan Walsh summarized how Democrats started the hearings off by pissing all over the rug Chuck Grassley was using to hide hundreds of thousands of pages of emails, articles, and memos Kavanaugh had written and received over the years. Walsh understands the anger progressives felt when Democrats didn't walk out, but had that happened we never would have gotten those screen grabs of Kavanaugh twisting his face as protesters called him a racist lady killer.

Kavanaugh's time in the Bush 43 White House meant that he participated in a whole host of shady things, and then later lied about them. Literally. In 2006, as Lisa Graves writes in Slate, Kavanaugh flat out lied under oath during his hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee about receiving stolen memos -- Graves's, in fact. Graves argues that Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court shouldn't just be struck down, but that we should #IMPEACH.

On Wednesday the New York Times published an op-ed from Sean Wilentz about how Kavanaugh was obsessed with the death of Vince Foster. Even though Foster's death was ruled a suicide by every prior investigation, Kavanaugh felt it necessary to pick apart every carpet fiber on Foster's corpse, going so far as to even hunt for leftover hair follicles from Foster's teenage daughter alongside lifelong conservative conspiracy theorists Chris Ruddy, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, and Reed Irvine. Kavanaugh's defenders have specifically noted his attention to detail, but they can't explain why Republicans in the 1990s seemed so obsessed with blood and cum stains.

The Kavanaugh hearings have been a complete shitshow. Mitch McConnell is threatening to investigate Cory Booker for his "unusual behavior" during the nomination hearings. Nevertheless, he persisted, and released a bunch of documents showing Kavanaugh's true thoughts on abortion, racial profiling, and more. Over 200 of protesters have been arrested for trying to bring attention to the positions Kavanaugh just can't seem remember -- at least until Kamala Harris shoves a boot up his ass to jog his memory.

Today character witnesses testified for and against Kavanaugh. There was gut wrenching testimony from Parkland survivor Aalayah Eastmond, who recounted her time during the massacre and warned that Kavanaugh's stance against common sense gun reform would only create more tragedies. But the highlight was testimony from John Dean, Nixon's White House Counsel who unaccountably found a conscience and, in the process, amazed America (and spilled the beans about the WH taping system -- a taping system that the Supreme Court would later demand Nixon hand over). Dean argues that people like Kavanaugh wants to expand the already broad presidential powers the founding fathers feared, and we should slap anyone who thinks Nixon was treated unfairly.

And if that wasn't enough for you, even the fashionistas at New York Fashion Week are protesting Kavanaugh.


Then of course there are the stories you might have missed at your Wonkette. Bone up kids, then CALL YOUR GODDAMN SENATORS. And now it is your OPEN THREAD!

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If it's Sunday, this must be Nice Things, our weekly escape from the quotidian awfulness. Our featured doggo this week comes via a photo by Wonkette reader "Teecha," and we don't think Teecha mentioned a name for this lovely old rescue dog. If it is a dog at all: I think it may actually be one of Sia's more inventive disguises, like that time she was a little pony.

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The producers of your favorite live-action Jack Chick pamphlet, "God's Not Dead" -- you know, the one where the Hercules dude plays an evil philosophy professor who tells all of his students on the first day that they are no longer allowed to believe in god? As all secular professors do? -- have come out with a thrilling new movie, all about how abortion is bad or whatever.

The movie tells the "true" story of Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood clinic worker turned professional anti-choicer. Johnson has been a darling of the forced birth circuit ever since she made up ridiculous and provably false reasons for quitting the Planned Parenthood that was about to fire her for being bad at her job.

Basically, she claims that Planned Parenthood was pushing her to make more abortions happen so they could reel in more dough, and also that she witnessed (for the first time ever!) an ultrasound-guided abortion and saw the baby move from the light and then immediately realized that what she was doing was wrong.

The thing is, however -- no ultrasound-guided abortions were performed on the day she said it happened, and the only reason there was an uptick in abortions at her clinic was because they started offering the abortion pill on a daily basis (and had previously only been performing surgical abortions every other Saturday).

As you may have guessed, the movie does not address any of these things. It also looks very, very bad.

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