So, I know I said the other day I was outta here 'til Wednesday morning, after the Tuesday vote...oh, what? There isn't going to be a Tuesday vote? Yeah. My question, thought, whatever, is this: Now that it is abundantly clear that bringing up decades old, uncorroborated allegations of sexual misconduct outside the judicial system, is effective in destroying people, and garners an accuser all sorts of support and approbation from the left (at least, when the accused is a Republican), what happens in the situation - not Judge Kavanaugh, let's be clear on that - where these allegations, even if unsupported by any corroborating evidence, are actually TRUE? Yeah. I believe Kavanaugh. But even if you disagree with me, hear me out. Specifically, where does that leave the accuser? My concern is this: not in a great place, in some instances, I would think. My understanding is it's pretty well accepted as fact that most sexual assaults are never even reported, be they actual completed rapes, attempted rapes, or something less than actual rape but nevertheless in the nature of a sex assault. And a certain percentage of sex assaults are not committed by strangers: a percentage is committed by people who know their victim. And the victim not only knows her assailant, she knows he was her assailant. Call it date rape or acquaintance rape, whatever. Pretty creepy. Let's suppose a guy (because most sex assaults are committed by guys) did commit sex assault on a young woman and they were both fully aware of what happened and who was involved (either during the act or afterward...say once the booze wears off). Doesn't matter if she was a minor at the time, let's just say young woman, OK?. I think we can take it as given that this guy is a Bad Dude. It might even be reasonable to assume, or posit, that if Bad Dude did commit such a sex assault, then he likely committed more than one. (I think the research on such issues bears this out...but it's been a long time since I've looked at it.) So, now Bad Dude who committed one or more sexual assaults 30 or 40 years ago that never got reported or publicized, or even made known to friends of either party, in most jurisdictions, I suppose, today or at least until a couple of weeks ago, he feels he is afforded some protection by the applicable statute of limitations. In some jurisdictions, the statute has been extended for cases where the assault occurred when the victim is a minor. In some jurisdictions I believe, felony sexual assault, like murder, is subject to no statute of limitations. But in most, I think, 30 or 40 years after the fact, charges and prosecution are not going to happen. The more time passes, the less likely his crimes are to be reported, and the less likely they are to be prosecuted successfully, and the more comfortable Bad Dude is feeling. But now, Bad Dude has to be wondering what could happen if his victim just decides to go public with her true accusations. She hasn't, yet. But what is Bad Dude going to be thinking now, after the #MeToo movement, and particularly, the last two weeks of 24/7 Kavanaugh? There's this woman out there who could drop the hammer on him. And this time she's RIGHT. He DID do it. She doesn't need to prove it in a court of law. She doesn't need witnesses. She doesn't need evidence. All she needs to do is talk. And she may not have any intention at all to go public. But, Bad Dude doesn't know this. He just knows she's there. And he knows he did it. That is not a good situation for the woman to be in, folks.