Christine Blasey Ford has agreed to testify in an open Senate hearing on Thursday. A few more details need to be ironed out, though I understand that she will speak before Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh, meanwhile, will present his detailed calendar of his leisure activities in the summer of 1982, which strangely do not show that he sexually assaulted anyone.
Boy, are you Brett Kavanaugh’s 1982 calendar? You seem phony and weirdly available, but I still sort of want to smell you.— Maris Kreizman (@mariskreizman) September 23, 2018
My brother just asked how it is that 93% of Kavanaugh’s judicial records can’t be found but he has no problem locating his teenage alibi calendar. 🤔— Jennifer Mendelsohn 🇺🇸 (@CleverTitleTK) September 23, 2018
Here are my day planners for the last 23 years. Every single day it says ‘Did not rape anyone.’ Your honour, I rest my case— Blocked Vapista (@BVapista) September 23, 2018
Oh lord: Wrinkle.
I represent a woman with credible information regarding Judge Kavanaugh and Mark Judge. We will be demanding the opportunity to present testimony to the committee and will likewise be demanding that Judge and others be subpoenaed to testify. The nomination must be withdrawn.— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) September 23, 2018
Chances are, it’s this woman, Deborah Ramirez, who is alleging another sexual assault allegation against the Supreme Court nominee, according to Ronan Farrow. According to Ramirez, when she was a freshman at Yale, “Kavanaugh had exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party, thrust his penis in her face, and caused her to touch it without her consent as she pushed him away.” (New Yorker)
Oh wait: Nope. Avenatti represents a third woman.
My client is not Deborah Ramirez.— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) September 23, 2018
Also, the GOP is still rotten to the damn core.
Meghan Markle’s “politics are an issue. She is ultra-liberal and that trendy-lefty stuff does not go down well with some of Harry’s friends.” You don’t say — maybe some of Harry’s friends don’t go down so well with Meghan Markle, either. (Celebitchy)
Will the 16th season of Grey’s Anatomy be its last? Maybe, according to Ellen Pompeo, who is looking for a change. (Dlisted)
Is Better Call Saul now better than Breaking Bad? I think so, and so does Guillermo del Toro. (Uproxx)
Here’s what happens to your body when a plane loses pressure, as 121 airplane passengers recently discovered. (Pop Sci)
I love finding out that awesome people are dear friends of other awesome people, as is the case with the friendship between Meryl Streep and Tracey Ullman. (Vulture)
Robert Englund returning to play Freddy in an episode of The Goldbergs has me far more excited than it probably should. (/Film)
Deadspin had a great piece this weekend on why the right wants Kavanaugh to be confirmed not in spite of the sexual assault allegations, but because of them, which traffics in a lot of the same themes that Emily wrote about earlier this week, but honestly, I think the GOP — and men, in general — want Kavanaugh to be confirmed, or Louis CK to come back, etc., etc., because they are terrified of what might happen to them one day and they’re trying to chip away at #MeToo before it comes for them. But also, this Deadspin piece is great. (Deadspin)
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