Move-Along, Nothing To See Here

The Virgin Mayor of Keg City Justice Kavanaugh

(undated file photo)

From the Society Pages of Tiger Beat on the Potomac this past saturday:

(Politico Playbook, Dec. 10 2022)

Now of course if you are not as much of a nerd as I am, you might skip over this and think so what? But actually it is a veritable who’s who in the far right:

  • Matt Schlapp is the chair of the American Conservative Union (which hosts CPAC)
  • Mercedes Schlapp worked for Hair Füror
  • Matt and Ginger Gaetz need no introduction
  • Sean Spicer has gone from his failed Press Secretary in the 4th Reich to failed host on some conservative net work
  • Alex Acosta is the guy who did the plea deal for Jeffry Epstein’s FIRST conviction and later worked in the 4th Reich
  • Sebastien Gorka is a literal Hungarian Nazi (who drives a sad 4-cylinder car)
  • Stephen Miller and Katie are the white nationalist ghouls behind Hair Füror’s immigration policy (more on them in a moment)
  • Chad Wolf is/was the illegal acting Director of Homeland Security during the tumultuous finale of the 4th Reich
  • Greta Van Sustern is the former Fox News Host who has fled to smaller pastures and John Coale is Greta’s husband and is one of Hair Füror’s lawyers
  • Laura Schlapp and Bryan Wells – daughter and son-in-law of the hosts; she was a director of media for Hair Füror.
  • Brendan Carr is another lawyer and was appointed to the FCC by Hair Füror
  • Rep.-elect George Santos (R-NY) participated the Jan. 6 insurrection
  • Erin and Nick Perrine – Erin Perrine was appointed by Hair Füror to be a director of Communication. Previously, she worked as a press secretary for K-Mac. They met while working for RoJo’s original Senate campaign.
  • Erik Prince is the founder of Blackwater mercenaries and is Betsy DeVos’ brother
  • Ziad Ojakli is Executive Vice President of Government Operations at The Boeing Company; ie, chief lobbyist for an arm dealer.

Names too common to find details:

  • Peter Davidson (who is NOT SNL’s Pete Davison)
  • Steve Holland And Ben Davis

We bring this all up because, well, #Illegitimate SCOTUS Justice Kavanaugh is likely to have some/many of his fellow guest appear in the Supreme Court. For Instance, Stephen Miller’s America First Legal has interests in cases pending before the court right now. America First Legal filed an amicus brief on its own behalf in the Independent State Legislature case that could end democracy, and they argued it literally two days before the party.

Now, we’re not saying that anything untoward happened at the party, but we are saying that this is not a good look for the ethics of the SCOTUS to have Justice Kegger partying with plaintiffs.

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14 Responses to Move-Along, Nothing To See Here

  1. Professor of ethics here (philosophy, not legal). There isn’t one person on that list who wouldn’t burst into flames if they entered my classroom.

    …might be spontaneous, might be assisted – who’s to say – so long as it happens. I’m taking Bentham’s side on this one.

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  2. osirisopto says:

    Was Pocket Justice Rapist R. Kegger (The “R” stands for racist) a gentleman with Schlapps daughter behind the boathouse?

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  3. Redhand says:

    We bring this all up because, well, #Illegitimate SCOTUS Justice Kavanaugh is likely to have some/many of his fellow guest appear in the Supreme Court. For Instance, Stephen Miller’s America First Legal has interests in cases pending before the court right now. America First Legal filed an amicus brief on its own behalf in the Independent State Legislature case that could end democracy, and they argued it literally two days before the party.

    Now, we’re not saying that anything untoward happened at the party, but we are saying that this is not a good look for the ethics of the SCOTUS to have Justice Kegger partying with plaintiffs.

    FFS!

    At the outset, I’ll note that as a Supreme Court Justice, this shitass is not subject to the federal Code of Conduct for United States Judges but I would love to see a federal statute make its application mandatory for “Justices” as well as mere “Judges.”

    We all know that Clarence “Long Dong Silver”[?] Thomas wouldn’t know a conflict of interest if it fell on him. This report about Bret “Hold my beer” Cavanaugh sure “suggests” that he is equally doesn’t know shit (or just doesn’t care) about the appearance of impropriety covered in Canon 2, “A Judge Should Avoid Impropriety and the Appearance of Impropriety in all Activities.”

    Let’s look at what the commentary to Canon 2 states:

    An appearance of impropriety occurs when reasonable minds, with knowledge of all the relevant circumstances disclosed by a reasonable inquiry, would conclude that the judge’s honesty, integrity, impartiality, temperament, or fitness to serve as a judge is impaired. Public confidence in the judiciary is eroded by irresponsible or improper conduct by judges, including harassment and other inappropriate workplace behavior. A judge must avoid all impropriety and appearance of impropriety. This prohibition applies to both professional and personal conduct. A judge must expect to be the subject of constant public scrutiny and accept freely and willingly restrictions that might be viewed as burdensome by the ordinary citizen. Because it is not practicable to list all prohibited acts, the prohibition is necessarily cast in general terms that extend to conduct by judges that is harmful although not specifically mentioned in the Code.

    As tengrain says,

    Stephen Miller’s America First Legal has interests in cases pending before the court right now. America First Legal filed an amicus brief on its own behalf in the Independent State Legislature case that could end democracy, and they argued it literally two days before the party. * * * * [It} is not a good look for the ethics of the SCOTUS to have Justice Kegger partying with plaintiffs.

    Especially since the friggin case hasn’t been decided yet. OMFG!

    I know I’ve made a couple of references to human waste here, but the suspects, er “subjects” sub judice merit a fecal appellation.

    Note: I apologize for the length of this comment, but as a lawyer, I’m, well, pretty disgusted by “the highest court in the land.”

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    • Redhand says:

      Correction: “This report about Bret “Hold my beer” Cavanaugh sure “suggests” that he is equally doesn’t know shit (or just doesn’t care) about the appearance of impropriety covered in Canon 2, “A Judge Should Avoid Impropriety and the Appearance of Impropriety in all Activities.”

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    • MDavis says:

      Followed the link, found this commentary on how the commentator knew Anita Hill must be lying re: Thomas’s mention of “Long Dong Silver”:

      Why? Because the timeline didn’t seem to fit. Republican senator Orrin Hatch had noted that a sexual harassment case from Kansas in 1988 had contained very similar references to Silver, and he hinted at suspicions that Hill stolen her claim directly from that case. Here’s what finally occurred to me: If that Kansas case had been in 1988, it probably originated no earlier than, say, 1985. And if Silver, whoever he was, were just making waves in 1985, he may not even have existed before Hill left Thomas’ employ in 1983.

      If Silver didn’t exist in 1983, it would have been impossible for Thomas to mention him. The question was, when was Silver’s movie released? I had no idea, but I knew it would be a verifiable fact, one way or another.

      And I call bullshit. I distinctly remember that name being brough up and sniggered about in the 70s when I was in high school. I’d imagine that is a name with staying power (stop snickering!) so even if that actor was no longer in the business his name/films/reputation could have easily survived through the 80s when the Hill hearings were going on.

      If a high school kid could be aware of this name, if a non-porny old can work this out, I can allege that Quin Hillyer is a pile of scum as deep as the examiner itself.

      ALSO – I cannot imagine the pinhead angel-counters logic in saying that “justices” are not “judges” for the purposes of requiring adherence to ethics. It’s right up there with Beagles are not Dogs, they’re Beagles; or a Republic is not a Democracy, it’s a Republic. In fact if they insist they are not required to adhere to ethics because they are not judges they should be booted off the bench.
      I await the link that will explain this travesty in discouraging detail. Very knowledgeable people are here.

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      • Redhand says:

        So, the article does point out that “Long Dong Silver” was a known (if allegedly minor) porn figure before the 1985 movie came out, and given Thomas’s reported obsession with porn, I think he knew. But I put the ? in because I didn’t recall the controversy about the dating of the film. (We’re talking 40 years ago). Let’s just say that I always associated the name with him, the same as I believe he put the pubic hair on the Coke can. I had little doubt that he was capable of such things.

        For me, he’s been a predictable partisan as well as a legal non-entity on the Court. He’s infamous for almost never asking questions during oral arguments. He’s an empty suit in a black robe on the bench, the Court’s very own Step-n-Fetchit follower and career Uncle Tom.

        As for the Justice vs. Judge business re the Court and the Code of Conduct, it’s always been that way. SCOTUS has the ability to set its own rules and exempt itself, and the institution has gotten away with it for ages on the theory that these august figures could (and would) regulate themselves. But assholes like Alito, Thomas, and Kavanaugh prove time and again that they are unworthy of public trust.

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      • MDavis says:

        I didn’t read the whole article. I think that bit about working out (false) logic while playing golf got under my skin.
        In fact he might even remind me of someone equally awful. Perhaps I should visit the local Applebee’s and discuss the problem with the taxi driver on the way and then mull the resemblance over as I partake in the Applebee Mai Tai…

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  5. gruaud says:

    Does the media not realize that partisan, non-judicial conduct compromises both the SCJ and SCOTUS? Where is the outrage? And if SCOTUS is not held to a strict code of ethics like the lower courts, then why the hell aren’t isn’t it?

    Also, great comments by everyone. Illuminating.

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    • gruaud says:

      Jeepers, I wish there was an edit function here.

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      • tengrain says:

        Gruaud – I’ve requested that from WordPress over the years. It is not available. And while there is a plug-in, I would have to upgrade to the $100/mo+ plan and then whatever the plug-in vendor charges on top.

        I treasure our typos.

        Rgds,

        TG

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      • MDavis says:

        Sometimes typos are my favorite part!
        To be fair – that’s always other people’s typos.

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    • MDavis says:

      Yep, should be a higher standard, instead it’s being treated as license to thumb their noses at ethics.
      Some justices have been impeached, you know.
      It can be done.

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