Anybody Else Sleep Like Shit Last Night?

Flake who is perpetually concerned but refuses to do anything about it just got a deserved earful.

Christine Blasey Ford’s Testimony

I’m on Twitter and listening to the livestream. They’re on a break now. I’ll update this thread when I can.

Her testimony is devastating for the GOP. She is strong, non-flinching, and her testimony is gripping, heart-wrenching, and believable. I think the GOP will still try to push Kavanaugh through but it’s going to be an uphill battle.

New allegations against Kavanaugh submitted to Senate committee

I mean, I won’t be surprised when Republicans claim that the more people come forward, the more evidence that they are just trying to smear Kavanaugh, but for crying out loud pull this guy now.

(CNN)A woman has come forward with new allegations about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, accusing him of inappropriate behavior while he was in high school. The allegations come from Julie Swetnick, who attended Gaithersburg High School in Maryland.
Swetnick says she attended “well over ten” parties where Kavanaugh was present and saw him “drink excessively at many of these parties and engage in abusive and physically aggressive behavior towards girls, including pressing girls against him without their consent, ‘grinding’ against girls and attempting to remove or shift girls’ clothing to expose private body parts. ”

Swetnick made her allegations in a sworn statement that was given to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Her statement includes a series of other serious allegations that CNN has not yet been able to corroborate.
In a statement released by the White House, Kavanaugh said, “This is ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone. I don’t know who this is and this never happened.”

My Wife Met Yo-Yo Ma Yesterday

I’ve been learning the cello for the past few years (am currently working my way through the first two Bach cello suites, so you can imagine my excitement when my wife texted me yesterday morning to say that Yo-Yo Ma was on her flight. I had to wait 6 hours to hear any more stories but when she landed she texted me this pic of her with him.

And she told him I had started learning cello a few years ago and he immediately wanted to write me a note. She just returned home and gave it to me. I’m in cello geek heaven. Here it is:

I have always heard stories of how gracious and great of a guy he is and it warms my heart knowing that somebody so talented and at the top of his field can also be so kind and inspiring. (The red marks on the paper were from the back. My wife just grabbed the first sheet of paper she had near her grasp.) What a wonderful way to begin the week.