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The party has decided that one of the criteria for judges (and for that matter, federal executives) should be that candidate’s ethic background.

That is, no ethics at all.

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“how many of those underlying values and overarching goals have were tossed aside to assure victory?” The answer is: pretty much all of them.

And how many were sincerely held?

The question answers itself.

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since that 2016 election, the GOP has essentially controlled all three branches of the federal government

And has guaranteed itself control of the judiciary (not just the Supreme Court, the whole damned thing) for a generation.

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https://twitter.com/benshapiro/status/42444702452170752

My reaction during the Oscars to Obama showing up (yes, I yelled this): "GET THE HELL OFF MY TV! GET THE HELL OFF MY TV!" #tcot #teaparty

He's the reincarnation of Thomas Aquinas.

On “Sunday Morning! Balzac’s Wild Ass’s Skin

Sometimes you get a feeling about these things.

On “Ben Shapiro Works Those Feelings

It was a return to the pre-war status quo ante in the Holy Roman Empire, that each ruler therein could choose to establish Catholicism, Lutheranism, or Calvinism (it did add the last as a valid choice.) It didn't prevent Lous XIV from later outlawing Protestantism in France, nor the persecution of unapproved denominations like the Anabaptists.

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Also the calm and judicious analyst of the Supreme Court.

The Obamacare decision represented the greatest single judicial limitation on American liberty since Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857), in which the Supreme Court ruled that under the Constitution, blacks were not human beings.

On “A Timeless Box Full of Whistles

A Bach fugue played on this very organ/

http://youtube.com/watch?v=hrqWsR2Ghl4

On “Breaking Bad: Picard

If a computer culture wanted unique names they'd use UUIDs or a hash of the entity's unique characteristics.

"Hi, I'm 1b3e8367-e89b-1fd3-a436-426655440000, but my friends call me 549b9736_acf0f397_23b55afe_8d680ed0_ec6a09cd."

On “Churches In the Hands of an Angry God

Anyone who considers Christianity to have a monopoly on moral truth.

On “Sunday Morning! Balzac’s Wild Ass’s Skin

You see that guy over there? Now, he's an actor. The guy on the phone, he's a prize fighter. This lady over here, she's a beautician. The man behind her, he's a writer. Me? I'm a cab driver. I'm the only cab driver in this place.

On “Churches In the Hands of an Angry God

When Christians support fiscal conservatism
No, they vote the opposite of that: Republican.

On “Breaking Bad: Picard

"Hi, I'm 11. This is my brother 01, and this is my other brother 01."

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Seriously, the "Binars"? Were they named 0100101 and 1101001?

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Jeff Goldblum flying into an alien ship to give them a computer virus with ridiculous ease.

I saw that movie at a work outing. Goldblum had no trouble getting his Mac to talk to an alien spaceship, and I'd just spent all morning trying (unsuccessfully) to get one to talk to an IBM PC.

On “Tom’s vs Time, and Everyone Else

"The smallest number not nameable in fewer than nineteen syllables."

On “Ben Shapiro Works Those Feelings

I'd forgotten this, but Shapiro was the highly principled reporter behind the Friends of Hamas idiocy.

https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2013/02/07/Hagel-Friends-of-Hamas-WH/

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I'm judging him by everything of his I've ever seen.

On “Manifest Trumpestiny

And you! Friendless, brainless, helpless, hopeless! Do you want me to send you back to where you were? Unemployed, in Greenland?

On “Ben Shapiro Works Those Feelings

He's a maker of cheap, specious debating points, aimed to flatter his audience.; always has been, always will be. The fact that he's smart enough to know that 90% of what he says is crap doesn't make him more admirable..

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Yeah, it really ended anti-Semitism once and for all.

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He doesn't know what the Treaty of Westphalia was, does he. (Hint: there was nothing uplifting about the Thirty Years war, including its end.)

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