Kavanaugh Protests Right Here In River City

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Screenshot from my Facebook page – Kavanaugh protests in Boise, Idaho

Since my grandchildren are coming over soon, and since the vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh won’t be held until between four and five this evening Eastern Time (two to three my time), I was going to give this a rest, but a friend of mine on Facebook (and in real life) posted the question above.

Here’s the link to the full news video courtesy of the Idaho Republican Party’s Facebook page. It’s not very long and I encourage you to view it before continuing.

Okay, assuming you viewed the video, you saw that about one hundred people, at least some of them identifying as socialists, gathered yesterday afternoon on the steps of the Boise City Hall to protest Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the US Supreme Court. Yes, we do get such protests from time to time. Although Idaho is generally a Red State, because Boise is the state’s largest city and the state capitol, we attract people from all over the country, primarily the more expensive communities in the west (Seattle, Portland, The SF Bay Area, the Los Angeles area – in other words, places that are way too crowded and expensive to live). Some of them want to promote their former lifestyle into our current one, and so we get some push and pull periodically.

Now these people have every right to protest, but so did the man carrying the Trump cardboard figure promoting Kavanaugh’s confirmation. But as the video revealed, a very upset woman attacked him, punched his sign, and literally ripped the head off of the cardboard Trump before retreating. Then, as the KTVB reporter continued to speak into the camera, a young fellow tried to block him and prevent the reporter from continuing. I couldn’t hear what the young guy said, but the reporter rightly responded that he could be there because it’s public property (and what protestor doesn’t want publicity?). The young guy also retreated.

To answer my friend’s question, I seriously doubt the Idaho Democratic party will condemn such actions. They’re occurring on a much grander scale all over the country, and particularly in Washington DC where the vote to confirm will be happening later on.

Like I said, we periodically have protests against conservatives and conservative ideals (the Second Amendment for instance) here from time to time, but in my 24 years of living in the Treasure Valley, I’ve never seen one of them become even slightly violent.

Granted, no one was hurt and only a cardboard sign was damaged, but that’s still a crime. The “victim” seemed more amused than upset, so I doubt he’ll press charges, but this indicates the trend of liberal violence against conservatives may be rising. If it can happen in conservative Idaho, it can happen anywhere, and to me, that’s pretty amazing. Violence usually requires a mob mentality, and relative to a hundred people, it’s not much of a mob (and to the best of my knowledge, none of the others behaved in an aggressive manner.

Stay tuned. It’s only going to get worse.

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19 thoughts on “Kavanaugh Protests Right Here In River City

  1. I guess that’s that: https://www.ktvb.com/article/news/nation-world/brett-kavanaugh-sworn-in-as-114th-supreme-court-justice/507-601468305

    EDIT: Sorry, I meant to write more, but my three-year-old daughter was climbing in my lap as I was writing. She and Bubbe are playing now and my grandson is watching a documentary on ants on YouTube. This isn’t the end. It’s the beginning of a virtual (and possibly literal) bloodbath in politics and on the streets. I was hoping that Kavanaugh would withdraw for the sake of his family and perhaps the country, but he’d never do that. Now he’s the “poster boy” for every sexual offender in America, past, present, and future. I can only imagine that Ginsburg, Sotomayor, and Kagan are pretty upset that they’ll be working with Kavanaugh. Sure, they also work with Thomas who joined the court under a similar cloud, but this is so much worse.

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    • One of my sons and I today talked about the fact Thomas can now say to himself he’s not the worst person there. (Also, my son said there are conservative judges who don’t just seem stupid.)

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      • I don’t know how one would read that statement as meaning all conservatives [and a judge and non judge of the sort] are stupid or not intelligent — when it said quite the opposite.

        Or maybe you were simply saying you don’t think all conservative judges (or conservative non-judges) are very intelligent by definition.

        (It was an observation that another could be chosen… even before, could’ve been; should’ve.)

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  2. My capitalist statement for the day (which takes too damn long to type in) is (while I spent the whole day acting like a captialist, evaluating homes — but bitches have to prove their cred): don’t buy a kindle.

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  3. Good morning. I found a Washington Post article from a few days ago that presented an interesting fact. According to a Rasmussen Reports survey released Tuesday:

    “In addition, 77 percent of Republicans and 51 percent of voters not affiliated with either major party agree that Kavanaugh’s confirmation process has become a national disgrace,” the pollster said. “Even among Democrats, whose senators have been leading the charge against the nominee, 40 percent agree with Kavanaugh’s statement, and only slightly more (43 percent) disagree.”

    The poll of 1,000 likely U.S. voters was conducted Oct. 1-2.

    This is the point I’ve been trying to make all along. Whether you’re pro or anti-Kavanaugh, the overall political process involved in the hearings is a national disgrace. No one wins. Yes, Trump, Kavanaugh, and the GOP may think they’ve won, but the dirty tricks played by Senators on both sides of the aisle is appalling. No one has clean hands.

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  4. Many people (including myself) can agree with a statement that the situation was (and is) a disgrace… while not agreeing with Brett’s/Bart’s slant on it.

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  5. Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska seems to be the most of any Senator involved in this mess. Quote from the news article: ‘As the Senate tried to recover from its charged atmosphere, Murkowski’s move offered a moment of civility. “I do hope that it reminds us that we can take very small steps to be gracious with one another and maybe those small gracious steps can lead to more,” she said.’

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