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How Much Do Baseball Tickets Cost ? - ( Just Asking )

Postby toucana on September 8th, 2018, 1:07 pm 

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Brett Kavanaugh - SCOTUS Nominee

Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee have attacked Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination from a number of angles during his confirmation hearings this week. But one thing Democrats haven’t asked Kavanaugh about—and don’t appear to plan to, given that their time to ask direct questions has run out—is the weird story of his personal debt.

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/09/brett-kavanaugh-baseball-debt-democrats-hearing-missing.html?wpsrc=sh_all_dt_tw_ru

As first reported by the Washington Post, Kavanaugh’s financial disclosure forms indicate that, as of 2016, he carried somewhere between $60,000 and $200,000 in debt on three credit cards plus a personal loan. The White House’s explanation for why a successful 53-year-old lawyer and judge would have that much credit card debt was that Kavanaugh really liked going to baseball games.

Which prompts my question from a puzzled Brit. Quite how much do you guys pay for a season ticket to a Baseball game over there ?

A ProPublica piece about Kavanaugh’s tickets notes that he’s been seen at Nationals games in seats near first base. Season tickets at the “Dugout Premier” price level in that area would cost about $9,000 a year. The judge, therefore, would have had to have fronted the cost of seven such top-level season tickets just to reach the lower limit of what his debt was said to be.

in one of the previously undisclosed emails from Kavanaugh’s time in the George W. Bush White House that was released Thursday, he apologizes to several friends for “growing aggressive after blowing still another game of dice” during a weekend trip and then instructs them “to be very, very vigilant w/r/t confidentiality on all issues and all fronts, including with spouses.”

Does this guy have a gambling problem by any chance ?
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Postby Braininvat on September 8th, 2018, 5:55 pm 

Kavanaugh is such an obvious right wing apparatchik that it's hard to care about gaming debts. Of more concern was his Vince Foster obsession and apparently hanging out with Clinton conspiracy theorists.
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Postby toucana on September 8th, 2018, 7:05 pm 

A gambling addiction would be of interest for two reasons:
- It would speak to his moral character and judgement, which is some concern in a SCOTUS nominee.
- It raises questions as to who might be holding IOUs on his debts, or running his tabs.

Compulsive gambling is a form of mental illness. Gambling addicts are rarely honest about their real financial liabilities or exposure, and gambling debts often place high-rollers under the effective control of organised crime mobsters.

Some of the patterns of questioning by Democrat members of the Senate Judiciary committee this week,(notably Kamala Harris), suggest they think they might already have him nailed on perjury issues.
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