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The Senate has the legal right to sit it out.

The Senate, in fact, could legally never appoint a recommendation. Stephen will confirm.
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Old 10-18-2020, 06:38 AM
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Instead of 'packing' the Court, the Senate could 'reduce' the Court, by not confirming anyone.

Steve, you have not heard this one before. ;)
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Trump reminds me of Ed Sullivan, nothing more than a host.
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Likewise, no one would get confirmed to a federal court of appeals who didn't have at least five years experience as a trial judge, and no one would get confirmed to SCOTUS without that and five years experience as an appellate judge.
Constitutionally, and legally, one does not have to have been promoted from secondary school to be a Supreme Court Justice of the USA.

A moron is legally allowed to hold the position.

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Old 10-18-2020, 06:49 AM
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The Supreme Court of the United States of America ruled that police departments were allowed to discriminate against people who passed intelligence tests.

Not hiring people that are 'too' smart for the job is legal discrimination.

What does that tell you about the people that made that decision?
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Old 10-18-2020, 09:24 AM
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There is good stuff in there, take a look!
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Old 10-18-2020, 09:28 AM
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The Supreme Court has also ruled that the government can take your property and give it to someone else if that someone else can pay more tax.

These liberals are fascists, by definition of their decisions.
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I mean. At least he's finally posting in the right thrad.
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Likewise, no one would get confirmed to a federal court of appeals who didn't have at least five years experience as a trial judge, and no one would get confirmed to SCOTUS without that and five years experience as an appellate judge.
Constitutionally, and legally, ...
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one does not have to have been promoted from secondary school to be a Supreme Court Justice of the USA.
Well, of course not. So far as the constitution is concerned, one needn't even have any law-related education, training, experience or knowledge to serve on SCOTUS.

Likewise, the constitution specifies no criteria for senators to use in discharging their "advice and consent" function. I was describing some of the criteria I would use in the dystopian nightmare circumstances that would surely prevail "[w]ere I a senator . . . ." (I'd also adhere to a zero-tolerance "No rapey alcoholic manbabies" rule, but that's independent of basic qualifications stuff such as trial lawyer experience for trial judge nominees.)

But hey, you knew that. :yup:

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A moron is legally allowed to hold the position.
Why do you hate accomplished white women?

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I was almost going to start a new thrad for this but it's pretty much on topic here.

Conservative (voters) think stupid shit: specifically, conservative doublethink.



I saw a post from someone whose right-wing hate-people-not-like-us dad is close to dying of covid, and his mom is fully aware of how serious covid is, and simultaneously believes it's a fake. I think we've seen many other such cases.

And then you have the rabid anti-abortionists who will not hesitate to get an abortion for themselves or push their partner or daughter into it because they're a deserving special case.

You have the extreme sensitivity of some right-wingers, like the tearful fragility of Kavanope, while at the same time mocking liberal "snowflakes".

Not to mention all the religious doublethink - God controls everything but needs your donations, God controls everything but can only save some of those who pray from hurricanes, Christ tells you to love everyone but lock children up in cages.



Is this doublethink something created by the 1%, through control of the media and destruction of public education? Or is it a deep psychological scar-tissue response: I have these fears and weaknesses and I hate them and myself for it and I do these things that I feel guilt about, and I must suppress all of it with the full force of law and religion and social pressure and project the fear and weakness and shame onto others even more forcefully than I feel it so that I can bunker down in denial? (And then, naturally, exploited by the 1%.)
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I was almost going to start a new thrad for this but it's pretty much on topic here.

Conservative (voters) think stupid shit: specifically, conservative doublethink.



I saw a post from someone whose right-wing hate-people-not-like-us dad is close to dying of covid, and his mom is fully aware of how serious covid is, and simultaneously believes it's a fake. I think we've seen many other such cases.

And then you have the rabid anti-abortionists who will not hesitate to get an abortion for themselves or push their partner or daughter into it because they're a deserving special case.

You have the extreme sensitivity of some right-wingers, like the tearful fragility of Kavanope, while at the same time mocking liberal "snowflakes".

Not to mention all the religious doublethink - God controls everything but needs your donations, God controls everything but can only save some of those who pray from hurricanes, Christ tells you to love everyone but lock children up in cages.



Is this doublethink something created by the 1%, through control of the media and destruction of public education? Or is it a deep psychological scar-tissue response: I have these fears and weaknesses and I hate them and myself for it and I do these things that I feel guilt about, and I must suppress all of it with the full force of law and religion and social pressure and project the fear and weakness and shame onto others even more forcefully than I feel it so that I can bunker down in denial? (And then, naturally, exploited by the 1%.)
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True, but then that's literally the point of thread ... :shrug:
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That's what I'm saying :wink:
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Textualist my ass.

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Barrett claims she's looking for the original meaning of the text — so let's read that 27-word text, shall we?
Just more cognitive dissonance.
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Yes, it makes perfect sense that rational centrists are begrudgingly voting for a fascist as a rebuke to such radical leftists as "Ted Wheeler," "Joe Biden," and "Kamala Harris."
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My friend who just got disowned by their parents showed me a text screencap where their mom was voting for trump out of fear of socialism and communism.

That's some brain worms.
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voting for trump out of fear of socialism and communism.

That's some brain worms.
Symptoms consisting with those caused by decades of fearmongering. I was going to say infected, but that's a natural process; this is an attack with malice long aforethought.
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How can you not fear the rise of communism after it was discovered Biden paid more in taxes to communist china than America!
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