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Old 05-26-2009, 09:02 PM   #16
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This is all part of the Pope's grand master plan. Tom Hanks will probably make a film about it soon.
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:07 PM   #17
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no joke

Scalia is in that Opus Dei (cult)*

(there are reports that Thomas, Roberts and Alito are, too.)




*formally known as The Prelature of the Holy Cross and Opus Dei, is an organization of the Roman Catholic Church that teaches the Catholic belief that everyone is called to holiness and that ordinary life is a path to sanctity.
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:12 PM   #18
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This is all part of the Pope's grand master plan. Tom Hanks will probably make a film about it soon.
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Old 05-26-2009, 09:23 PM   #19
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I think she will be up there closer to Roberts


but here is a question

do we need 6 Catholics on the Court?

We will only have one Christian and two Jews, who knew?
A Roman Catholic of the conservative variety may offer fertile ground for conversion, once the error of their ways is pointed out to them by a skilled minister.

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http://www.ianpaisley.org/toc.asp?loc=rome
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Anyone who disapproves of the selection is a racist.


only a closet racist would bring this up. and then agree with it.
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:20 AM   #21
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Her personal story is quite impressive

She saved baseball too

She's also diabetic. I read an article a couple of weeks ago in which some people were questioning whether or not that should be relevant/disqualify her

By Tom Watkins

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(CNN) — Diabetes advocates are applauding President Barack Obama’s selection of Sonia Sotomayor, the 54-year-old New York jurist who was diagnosed with the Type 1 diabetes when she was 8.

“It’s a great thing,” said Dr. Paul Robertson, president of medicine and science for the American Diabetes Association said after the announcement Tuesday. “It’s wonderful for diabetics. I think it will go a long way toward being a major push against the stigma that some people with diabetes feel.”

Uncontrolled diabetes is marked by high blood sugars, which can lead to complications such as an increased risk of peripheral nerve disease, eye disease, kidney disease, heart attack and stroke.

But plenty of professional athletes excel at their sports while controlling the disease, and serving on the nation’s high court should be no more of a challenge, Robertson said.

“This is not rocket science to take care of yourself these days if you have Type 1 diabetes,” he said.

Some jobs, like truck driver, surgeon and pilot, used to be off-limits to insulin-requiring diabetics, who could temporarily lose awareness of their surroundings if they were to allow their blood sugar to drop too much. But such limitations are changing in the face of a flurry of litigation from people who are in good control, he said.

“I don’t know any jobs you can’t have today,” Robertson said.
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only a closet racist would bring this up. and then agree with it.
Now, now, I don't think financeguy is racist nor his views.

I do think he has been encumbered with too much testosterone in some of his posts, as many males here have been, and t's all small potatoes in the larger scheme of things.



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Rush Limbaugh went so far as to call Sotomayor a "reverse racist" and a "hack" while decrying moderate Republicans for their even-keeled response to President Obama's court pick.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich took to his Twitter account, echoing Limbaugh's racism claim. "White man racist nominee would be forced to withdraw. Latina woman racist should also withdraw," Gingrich wrote.

"Imagine a judicial nominee said 'my experience as a white man makes me better than a Latina woman,'" Gingrich posted to his Twitter account. "New racism is no better than old racism."

Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee also had strong words against Sotomayor's nomination on his political action committee's Web site: "The appointment of Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court is the clearest indication yet that President Obama's campaign promises to be a centrist and think in a bi-partisan way were mere rhetoric," reads Huckabee's statement. "Sotomayor comes from the far left and will likely leave us with something akin to the 'Extreme Court' that could mark a major shift."
Limbaugh excoriated moderate Republicans like Colin Powell and Tom Ridge for not speaking out against Sotomayor's nomination, calling the judge a "reverse racist."

"Obama is the greatest living example of a reverse racist, and now he's appointed one...to the U.S. Supreme Court," he said on his radio show Tuesday. "So now he's got a hack. He got a party hack that he's put on the court that's likely to be confirmed. This is where the so-called moderate Republicans are completely useless, if you ask me... We are confronting a radical assault on this nation, a radical assault today on the U.S. Supreme Court, and moderates in the Republican party are distracting our ability to organize the opposition."
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Old 05-27-2009, 05:09 PM   #24
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Rush Limbaugh may be the least intelligent human being currently walking the face of the earth. There has to be some way they can test and prove that. Rush is probably the last person that should ever be calling anybody out on discrimination. Pot meet kettle. You're black.
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Huckabee initially issued that statement calling her Maria Sotomayor, then corrected it.

You know dem Mexicans is all the same.
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Anyone who disapproves of the selection is a racist.
Soto does seem to be a good combination of identity politics and competence. Smart choice by the president.

80 votes maybe?


(I expect at least one more nominee in the president's first term, who will take a ton more flak from the right)
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Yes,

people expect Ginsburg or Stevens to step down next.

It would be a nice surprise if Scalia, Thomas or Alito created a vacancy.
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Newt's jumped on the "racist" bandwagon as well. I guess he and Rush would know.
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Yes, we should all be shocked that Next and Rush won't be supporting her nomination
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Old 05-27-2009, 07:58 PM   #30
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Even for them, the manner of their nonsupport is disappointing. I'd have some respect for them if they could disagree with her judicial decisions.
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