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The posts in play...

Against Primary Schooling: Anecdotes, Questions, and Commentary
How To Resolve The Supreme Court Dilemma Open Thread
Trump For Supreme Court Justice?
The 2021 Budgets Are In, And Funding For Police Is…

The comments...

AvatarDavidTC in reply to DavidTC
+ And let's predict the response of: David, you did say this hypothetical was impossible in your very first poorly worded sentence, so the fact you [. . .]
AvatarJaybird in reply to Fish
+ Stuff like this would make Belichick's cheating a national crisis. Also, we'd have to mandate stuff like The National Anthem happening before a game. OH MY GOSH [. . .]
AvatarDavidTC in reply to DensityDuck
+ you not understand what thought experiment are, and how they work? Nevertheless, it is a worthwhile mental exercise to imagine that every primary [. . .]
+ Keep the number of justices at 9. The justices will be the starting offensive and defensive linemen from the team that won the Super Bowl. [. . .]
AvatarAaron David in reply to Mike Schilling


Everyone thinks their shit don't stink.

Everyone's shit stinks.

AvatarPhilip H in reply to Mike Schilling

"We can keep our base butt hurt to our advantage forever."

Fix that for ya.

You might recall that Lincoln appointed Salmon P. Chase Chief Justice mostly to get him out of the Cabinet,

The politics were "Our base can stay butthurt forever." It's the Republican not-so-secret weapon.

AvatarGeorge Turner in reply to Jaybird
+ Question: On the Nomination (Confirmation: Barbara Lagoa, of Florida, to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Circuit ) Voting Nay: Bennett (CO) Brown (OH) Cantwell (WA) Cortez Masto (NV) Gillibrand [. . .]
AvatarMarchmaine in reply to Jaybird
+ I read today that Kamala Harris is going to spearhead the opposition: No more cops! No more Cops! No more... shit... Let's go back to [. . .]
AvatarGeorge Turner in reply to greginak
+ Oh, I'm sure Democrats are just filling out the standardized "This nominee _______ me at a ________" forms, complete with checkboxes like: _ Murdered puppies with [. . .]
AvatarMarchmaine in reply to Jaybird
+ Nice ideas, let us do what we do and parse: 1. Sure... my primary objection to the Garland episode was not holding a vote... if you [. . .]
AvatarPhilip H in reply to Aaron David
+ No, the politics were "You crushed our guy two decades ago and after holding that grudge but not taking it out on any liberal justice [. . .]
AvatarPihlip H in reply to Chip Daniels
+ MItch is absolutely willing to do this. The GOP has said they are willing to do this for four decades. They control 26 governorships [. . .]
AvatarEduard de Jong in reply to Jaybird
+ #3 purpose is to add a delay at the start of the process, in order to mitigate a rush-through. Whish is what we presently see. [. . .]
AvatarAaron David in reply to Pinky

“look how well he rides that high horse!”

OK, that is the funniest thing I have read in weeks.


+ You don't even need to do that, though. You don't need to appeal to time, place, manner. You don't need to point out that there [. . .]
+ My suburban city now has four mental health professionals, on call and with city-provided vehicles, paid for out of the police budget. When there's [. . .]
+ This is from March: Barbara Lagoa, state supreme court justice. Born in 1967 in Miami. Graduated from Columbia Law. Worked as a federal prosecutor in [. . .]
AvatarAaron David in reply to greginak
+ The politics were "you crushed my guy, I will crush your guy." No more, no less. Stated views, past votes, none of that matters. It is [. . .]
AvatarDensityDuck in reply to Jaybird
+ "Defund the police? No no, you misheard me, I said de-fun the police! It's a regional dialect. Clearly what I meant was that the [. . .]

I'll try to come across as more cynical and grounded in the future.

AvatarMarchmaine in reply to greginak
+ Well of course she's not good in an article written on Sept 21, 2020... I'm curious in what ways she was not good before RBG [. . .]
AvatarDensityDuck in reply to Jaybird

And besides, they set up the Free Speech Zone and published its location well in advance of the event.

+ I have sometimes wondered about this. At the present time, I see no reason why the Republicans should think they are reduced to retreating [. . .]
+ There is a viewpoint that consistently boggles me. We see it with police, with teachers, and all kinds of stuff. The point of the police is [. . .]
AvatarDamon in reply to greginak
+ Really? He said that if local jurisdictions cut police funding, the state will cut the local jurisdiction's funding...not quite the same thing. He's also working to increase [. . .]
Avatargreginak in reply to Marchmaine
+ Well there is this reason to think Lagoa is not good and also a reason why T might want her. If it's her i have no [. . .]
AvatarPinky in reply to Jaybird
+ Well, that may have been what you were thinking, but it read like you had spotted the highest horse in all the land and couldn't [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels in reply to Jaybird
+ There is no law against peaceful assembly. Except subject to time, place and manner. And over here. And at this time. And under these circumstances. Oh, and that group [. . .]
Avatargreginak in reply to Aaron David

Saturday Night Massacre....anything???? Is this thing on? (taps mic)

Bork's actual stated views....any info?

AvatarAaron David in reply to greginak

And your comment only makes sense if you know nothing about politics.

AvatarMarchmaine in reply to Saul Degraw
+ Why Rao vs. Lagoa. I've heard from my Catholic network that Trump and ACB don't like each other. Lagoa is Catholic (according to wikipedia) and [. . .]

There's no law against *PEACEFUL* assembly.

This gathering is not *PEACEFUL*.

Therefore it is illegal.

Therefore we can use force to arrest you for attending.


+ I like 1, I like 2... I don't like 3. It's a formula to have the court's bubble be enforced by law. (I mean, sure, we [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels in reply to Saul Degraw
+ And I think the Republican Party would be willing to trade away national control of politics for the ability to increasingly lock in their power [. . .]
AvatarSaul Degraw
+ During the early days of the current protests, the mayor of Chicago came out against defund the police with the argument that most of the [. . .]
Avatargreginak in reply to Aaron David
+ This only makes sense if you know nothing about Bork and the reasons he got voted down. Granted i don't think much of anybody cares [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels in reply to greginak

"Respect the Rule of Law!"

"There's no law against peaceful assembly."

"There is now!"

AvatarSaul Degraw in reply to Kristin Devine
+ This is not going to happen. A Trump troll would be nominating someone like Neomi Rao. The whole point of this is to [. . .]
+ I suppose the other argument is that "Defund the Police" doesn't literally mean "Defund the Police" and it's disingenuous to think that it would. The fact [. . .]
AvatarEduard de Jong
+ There are actually several problems to solve here: Problem 1: Obstruction by the Senate Solution: Give the Senate a maximum time to approve or reject, with appointment happening [. . .]
Avatargreginak in reply to greginak
+ Forgot to add, the Free Speech Choir will have approximately nothing to say about this. Dave Rubin and Prager will whine about not being able [. . .]
AvatarAaron David in reply to Saul Degraw

What happens when Trump nominates a Latina woman such as Barbara Lagoa?

Or does being conservative automagically make someone white? Is this done with tricknology?

+ If he had opened with "We need two political parties that believe in mutual respect for the citizens in the other one", I think I've [. . .]
AvatarChip Daniels in reply to Pinky
+ Yes, that's called respect for the minority view, where the majority willingly complies with the rule of law. Sometimes they do, and sometimes they find ways [. . .]