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(Yahoo)   So how did Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who earns $225,000/year and no significant assets, rack up over $200k in credit card debt? Well according to the White House, he's a REALLY big fan of the Nationals and bought LOTS of tickets   ( yahoo.com) divider line
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2018-07-11 11:07:50 PM  
Even if I believed that, and I do not - that looks like very poor judgment on his part.
 
2018-07-11 11:11:09 PM  
Kavanaugh wants to know what the line is on him not getting confirmed because he'd like a piece of that action.
 
2018-07-11 11:23:10 PM  
That's a lot of rubles.
 
2018-07-11 11:26:39 PM  
$200,000 on three credit cards and an unspecified private loan?
He likes living large...
He's a Washington insider, he likes the glitz and glam, or perhaps his wife does.
Either way; that's why Trump picked him. Brett is as vane and needy as Dolt .45 himself...
 
2018-07-11 11:32:18 PM  
Racking up that debt?  I buy it.  Paying it off that rapidly is the part I doubt.
 
2018-07-11 11:34:46 PM  
Huh.  That's interesting.
 
2018-07-11 11:38:37 PM  

Redh8t: Brett is as vane and needy as Dolt .45 himself...


...and judging by how quickly that debt was paid off, he's probably just as beholden to Russia.
 
2018-07-11 11:55:27 PM  

enry: Racking up that debt?  I buy it.  Paying it off that rapidly is the part I doubt.


wonder if its a coincidence that he was one of tge two judges that Ruled the CFPB was unconstitutional before that was overturned en banc by the rest of the Circuit
 
2018-07-12 02:43:45 AM  

Prey4reign: Kavanaugh wants to know what the line is on him not getting confirmed because he'd like a piece of that action.


This.

Watching the Nationals and betting on them are two different things.
 
2018-07-12 03:32:46 AM  
I'm pretty sure the only way you gain any sort of power in the Republican party nowadays is if someone else in the Republican party elite has something to blackmail you with in case you get any crazy ideas that you're free to go rogue and vote non-evil, so I'm not surprised.
 
2018-07-12 04:24:04 AM  
1-900-69-TWINK a few times a day for 20 years.
 
2018-07-12 04:25:15 AM  

koder: I'm pretty sure the only way you gain any sort of power in the Republican party nowadays is if someone else in the Republican party elite has something to blackmail you with in case you get any crazy ideas that you're free to go rogue and vote non-evil, so I'm not surprised.


The Republican Party elite also known as President Trump Putin
 
2018-07-12 04:26:40 AM  
FTA: The judge had between $60,000 and $200,000 stretched between three credit cards and a personal loan in 2016, but all were paid off in full or had balances below reporting requirements by the following year.

This seems like the real story, here...
 
2018-07-12 04:31:49 AM  

FreeBirdInTheHand: Even if I believed that, and I do not - that looks like very poor judgment on his part.


Well he's not a professional judgementor, he's a judge. Totally different thing.
 
2018-07-12 04:33:45 AM  
It should be asked in his confirmation hearing which compania/Russian paid off his debts
 
2018-07-12 04:39:36 AM  

forkless count: FTA: The judge had between $60,000 and $200,000 stretched between three credit cards and a personal loan in 2016, but all were paid off in full or had balances below reporting requirements by the following year.

This seems like the real story, here...


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2018-07-12 04:46:45 AM  
More importantly, how did he pay it off within a year?
If he was a regular person, this would be grounds to deny him a security clearance.
 
2018-07-12 04:50:45 AM  

Catlenfell: More importantly, how did he pay it off within a year?
If he was a regular person, this would be grounds to deny him a security clearance.


This.  If I buy tickets for friends or they buy for me we settle up pretty quickly.  And that's for $100 tops.  He's probably paid a lot in interest changes on that credit card debt.
 
2018-07-12 04:56:52 AM  
Nothing a little Citizens Uniteding can't fix.
 
2018-07-12 05:00:12 AM  
Debt that also, suddenly, mysteriously vanished!
Last year!
Riiighht around, it sounds like, when Kennedy began pushing to have him be his sucessor.
huh.
 
2018-07-12 05:05:41 AM  
Not shady at all.

In opposite world.
 
2018-07-12 05:06:35 AM  

Felgraf: Debt that also, suddenly, mysteriously vanished!
Last year!
Riiighht around, it sounds like, when Kennedy began pushing to have him be his sucessor.
huh.


Interesting then that Kennedy's son is a bigtimer at duetche bank huh?
 
2018-07-12 05:08:09 AM  

forkless count: FTA: The judge had between $60,000 and $200,000 stretched between three credit cards and a personal loan in 2016, but all were paid off in full or had balances below reporting requirements by the following year.

This seems like the real story, here...


What does hs wife do for a living?  That family is probably running on her money, $200k+/year is a good salary sure...but not Nationals season tix money when he's already pumping $$$$ into his kids' private schools.
 
2018-07-12 05:38:11 AM  

Bonzo_1116: forkless count: FTA: The judge had between $60,000 and $200,000 stretched between three credit cards and a personal loan in 2016, but all were paid off in full or had balances below reporting requirements by the following year.

This seems like the real story, here...

What does hs wife do for a living?  That family is probably running on her money, $200k+/year is a good salary sure...but not Nationals season tix money when he's already pumping $$$$ into his kids' private schools.


Sources have his wife as the Town Manager for Chevy Chase Section Five, Maryland.  Their 2017 budget has a line item for $57K for managerial salary. So a combined income of about $300K for the family.  Other reports have them with a $1.2M home with an outstanding mortgage of $865K.  So even the low end of the scale has them paying off debts equal to 20% of their pre-tax income while living in DC and putting two kids through private school. That seems hard to do and Thor family finances need to be clearly explained in any confirmation hearings.
 
2018-07-12 05:49:42 AM  

WhatFarkHandle: So a combined income of about $300K for the family.


Just your run of the mill middle-class family, struggling under the yoke of an unfair federal tax burden.
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2018-07-12 05:51:59 AM  

WhatFarkHandle: That seems hard to do and Thor family finances need to be clearly explained in any confirmation hearings.


It's amazing what you can do with a few Asgardian coins and a pumpkin.
 
2018-07-12 05:52:10 AM  
MILF porn pay websites.
 
2018-07-12 05:52:50 AM  
Obama forced him to send the money to NATO because Germany won't pull its own weight.

/MAGA-KAG!!!!!11!!!!
 
2018-07-12 05:54:10 AM  
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2018-07-12 06:06:27 AM  
Hey, I'm here with your metric shiatton of additional swamp.  Where do you want it?
 
2018-07-12 06:07:52 AM  

bloobeary: Redh8t: Brett is as vane and needy as Dolt .45 himself...

...and judging by how quickly that debt was paid off, he's probably just as beholden to Russia.


More likely his kids are no longer going to expensive private schools.
 
2018-07-12 06:19:09 AM  

Shaggy_C: WhatFarkHandle: So a combined income of about $300K for the family.

Just your run of the mill middle-class family, struggling under the yoke of an unfair federal tax burden.
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I want to know what kind of jobs these people have.
 
2018-07-12 06:21:51 AM  

CanuckInCA: Shaggy_C: WhatFarkHandle: So a combined income of about $300K for the family.

Just your run of the mill middle-class family, struggling under the yoke of an unfair federal tax burden.
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I want to know what kind of jobs these people have.


My theory is that whoever came up with that infographic tacked a zero on the end of all the income figures and left the taxes unchanged.
 
2018-07-12 06:28:08 AM  
I'm no sportsball fan, so maybe I'm completely wrong, but I thought baseball tickets were like $5 or something. Was he buying ALL the tickets?
 
2018-07-12 06:34:18 AM  

Redh8t: $200,000 on three credit cards and an unspecified private loan?
He likes living large...
He's a Washington insider, he likes the glitz and glam, or perhaps his wife does.
Either way; that's why Trump picked him. Brett is as vane and needy as Dolt .45 himself...


I honestly do not know weather or not he is vane. Even if he is, does that forecast anything? It may have been a temp situation.
 
2018-07-12 06:55:39 AM  
Kennedy's son is a banker.
 
2018-07-12 07:05:44 AM  

WhatFarkHandle: Bonzo_1116: forkless count: FTA: The judge had between $60,000 and $200,000 stretched between three credit cards and a personal loan in 2016, but all were paid off in full or had balances below reporting requirements by the following year.

This seems like the real story, here...

What does hs wife do for a living?  That family is probably running on her money, $200k+/year is a good salary sure...but not Nationals season tix money when he's already pumping $$$$ into his kids' private schools.

Sources have his wife as the Town Manager for Chevy Chase Section Five, Maryland.  Their 2017 budget has a line item for $57K for managerial salary. So a combined income of about $300K for the family.  Other reports have them with a $1.2M home with an outstanding mortgage of $865K.  So even the low end of the scale has them paying off debts equal to 20% of their pre-tax income while living in DC and putting two kids through private school. That seems hard to do and Thor family finances need to be clearly explained in any confirmation hearings.


Should of known he'd be in one of the NIMBY neighborhoods trying to stop the Purple Line.
 
2018-07-12 07:13:58 AM  

Magorn: en banc  -  ?


How about 'en masse?'
 
2018-07-12 07:23:12 AM  

WhatFarkHandle: Bonzo_1116: forkless count: FTA: The judge had between $60,000 and $200,000 stretched between three credit cards and a personal loan in 2016, but all were paid off in full or had balances below reporting requirements by the following year.

This seems like the real story, here...

What does hs wife do for a living?  That family is probably running on her money, $200k+/year is a good salary sure...but not Nationals season tix money when he's already pumping $$$$ into his kids' private schools.

Sources have his wife as the Town Manager for Chevy Chase Section Five, Maryland.  Their 2017 budget has a line item for $57K for managerial salary. So a combined income of about $300K for the family.  Other reports have them with a $1.2M home with an outstanding mortgage of $865K.  So even the low end of the scale has them paying off debts equal to 20% of their pre-tax income while living in DC and putting two kids through private school. That seems hard to do and Thor family finances need to be clearly explained in any confirmation hearings.


Bless your heart.
 
2018-07-12 07:28:15 AM  
Sounds like a very wise man, the wisest of men, the kind of man you really want making important national decisions....
 
2018-07-12 07:56:21 AM  

bloobeary: Redh8t: Brett is as vane and needy as Dolt .45 himself...

...and judging by how quickly that debt was paid off, he's probably just as beholden to Russia.


Beholden to someone.  As someone pointed out, having that kind of debt means he likes living large, which means that he is susceptible to bribes.  He would not be able to get a National Security Clearance, if he wasn't in politics.
 
2018-07-12 07:59:46 AM  

PainInTheASP: Hey, I'm here with your metric shiatton of additional swamp.  Where do you want it?


Well, straight up the ass is where we have been taking it. And straight up the ass is where we are going to continue to take it, at least for a good long while. Yeah, Kennedy sold the seat... Yeah, Trump gave it to this douchebag. Yeah, it looks like he probably has gambling problems also. And you know what? None of it matters. The corruption is now so out in the open that if the trumper's do not believe it now, they never will ever. I have given up hope on Mueller writing in to the rescue. The only hope is November 2018. The only hope.
 
2018-07-12 08:31:54 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: I'm no sportsball fan, so maybe I'm completely wrong, but I thought baseball tickets were like $5 or something. Was he buying ALL the tickets?


Good seats can be hundreds each.  Single game tickets for a National's game can be $410..  So 4 people might spend $1600 per game total.
 
2018-07-12 08:46:21 AM  
So if Kennedy's hand-picked successor--the one he supposedly retired for--doesn't get confirmed, then he'll unretire, right?
 
2018-07-12 08:46:52 AM  

forkless count: FTA: The judge had between $60,000 and $200,000 stretched between three credit cards and a personal loan in 2016, but all were paid off in full or had balances below reporting requirements by the following year.

This seems like the real story, here...


But, but he's an Origionalist/Textualists, he's immune from grift. Just ask Scalia. No wait, you can't. He died while peddling influence.
 
2018-07-12 09:36:11 AM  
Look guys it's fine.  It's perfectly normal for someone to rack up hundreds of thousands of dollars of debt and then suddenly pay it off with magic-money-we-don't-know-where-it-cam​e-from!

As my friend Paully G., who somehow got a big loan to start an auto shop after he spent a bunch of time in jail, says "Ay don't worry about it!"
 
2018-07-12 09:42:46 AM  
It's odd that he racked up huge amounts of debt on 3 credit cards and then paid it off in a short time.
For screening for the lifetime appointment, I think he's going to need a better explanation than "I bought season tickets for my friends."
Maybe Trump should reconsider this one.
 
2018-07-12 09:42:53 AM  
Living on credit that is beyond your means, in the US of A?!

That has never happened before and wont happen again to anyone!

I did chuckle one of the comments "I heard Brett went over his verizon data limit once"

Outrage for the sake of outrage is...

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2018-07-12 09:54:09 AM  
if i could put 200k on a CC and then pay it off i'd do it in a heart beat. The rewards/miles/points you'd earn would probably pay vacation travel for a family of four 5x.
 
2018-07-12 11:24:57 AM  
Ugh. This reeks of corruption, but I still look at Kavanaugh and shrug and figure he's about as good as we're gonna get.

Again, ugh.
 
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