Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Listening to Dr. Ford

Kopp Disclosure
(John 3:19-21)


    While I don't consider myself to be an expert in anything, I have spent almost 45 years listening to people as a pastor, police chaplain, and professor.

    Some may contend with me on this pero I listen very, very, very carefully and connect dots.

    You name it, I've heard about it over long hours of care punctuated by prayer.

    Before mentioning what I'm sensing about Dr. Ford, I've got a few predictions related to the Supreme Court.

    Though I may be wrong and have usually been wrong about political stuff since picking McGovern back in 1972, I do not believe Judge Kavanaugh will be confirmed to sit on the Supreme Court.

    If there is a blue wave on November 6, there will be 8 judges on the Supreme Court until 2020.

    If there is a red wave on November 6, the left will be really, really, really sorry that they Borked Brett.

    Getting back to Dr. Ford, I have cared for many women like her over the years.

    One thing about her testimony really caught my attention.

    She kept referring to Kavanaugh as Brett.

    Not Kavanaugh, Judge Kavanaugh, Mr. Kavanaugh, or that man, beast, or...



    Not only did she refer to him in the familiar rather than formal, there was a softness almost wistfulness absent of antagonism whenever she used his name.

    Whenever I have cared for women who have been abused by men, I have never heard such soft familiarity.

    Usually, appellations have been harsh to hateful with no hint of deference and certainly no suggestion of affection.

    Admittedly, that has sparked some Shakespearean suspicions about the true relationship between the two that only they know for sure.

    Still, as I listened to Dr. Ford and felt sorry for both of them being caught up in this sadly pathetic political drama as the new normal in Jerry Springer nation, I wondered what Brett really means to her.

    I'm not saying I know.

    Again, I'm not an expert in anything.

    All I don't know is to look deeper than the hands if you've got a problem with your watch.


Blessings and Love!


Shatter the sound of silence!

Wake up!  Look up!  Stand up!  Speak up!  Act up for Jesus!

Salt!  Shine!  Leavenate!




Walton said...

Only God knows the real truth. Maybe she Loved him and he passed her up and now she`s getting even. But we will never know the real truth.
Or Maybe he don`t remember that night? To Many of something.
It`s a She Said He done and he said no?

Mark said...


I am concerned about at least TWO things in this mess.

1) IF she is telling the truth THEN Brett is either presently lying or he has blocked (through alcohol or otherwise) out of his consciousness
I as a Christian wouldn’t be so put off if he simply stated it was a long time ago and I am not that person. Assault however is still serious but we all have things that we have or need to repent of.
2) The Dems manufactured Ms. Ford’s current problems and trauma for their own advantage. If they were really concerned (a) they would have brought this to the attention of the the committee before the hearings, they would have asked Kavanaugh about it in their private interviews, they would have brought this to the attention of the FBI before the hearings (none of this was done – suggesting an ambush and lying in wait); and (b) they would not let their staff or other pawns leak the info to pressure Ford to come forward which again could have been quietly avoided by following through on point (a).

Anyone who has watched how this game is being played knows that it is blood sport for several reasons
• Delay (to effect the election and filling the vacancy)
• Making a public spectacle advancing the “me too” movement
• getting even for the Republicans failure to vote on Obama’s nominee
It’s really very transparent and hurtful to our Country, Ford and Kavanaugh. But it seems that these people don’t care and they don’t have any decency.

It’s really hard to fight Satan when he doesn’t care about any of the rules - - except when YOU break them.