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Old 07-01-2005, 07:52 AM   #16
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Get ready for a blood bath. This confirmation is going to be brutal.
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My guess is that they politically view this seat as one to be filled by a woman judge (as they have identified seats in the past).

Prepare for ideological grandstanding from both parties....
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Actually, now that I think about it, this may just be the swift kick in the pants the Democratic Party needs.
As if Reagan's 1984 "mandate" wasn't enough to give them a swift kick in the pants. Or how about a lifelong pampered rich kid successfully defaming two decorated veterans as "unpatriotic" (that's Max Cleland and John Kerry, for those not paying attention)?

I'm pretty much convinced the Democratic Party is in a persistent vegetative state and the only reactions we even continue to see are nothing more than non-conscious, primitive reactions.

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My guess is that they politically view this seat as one to be filled by a woman judge (as they have identified seats in the past).

Prepare for ideological grandstanding from both parties....


should be entertaining.

and frightening.

i agree that the new nominee will be a woman.

Katherine Harris, anyone?
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I feel the need to hold a candlelight vigil for our constitution.

This is not just about abortion (though that's critical) In my area the eminent domain is a huge thing. Their last ruling allows our cities to go forward taking people's homes and small businesses to make way for corporate interests. The cities want more tax money so the mercedes dealership gets the greenlight to expand onto people's property. The framers of our constitution would be very disappointed.
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Actually, now that I think about it, this may just be the swift kick in the pants the Democratic Party needs. It could be the thing that finally wakes them up to how dangerous the Americhristianist (I like that word!) agenda is.
That was my first thought. I have to at least try to be optimistic.
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That was my first thought. I have to at least try to be optimistic.
That's getting more difficult everyday. Most of you have no idea what it was like in the dark ages. They're making a comeback.
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That's getting more difficult everyday. Most of you have no idea what it was like in the dark ages. They're making a comeback.


when were these "Dark Ages"?

would love to hear your stories!
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also, am hearing that Gonzales is a potential nominee.

perhaps, in the future, pregnant unmarried women will be sent to Gitmo and tortured?
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Well, this is going to be fun...


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very bad news indeed.
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That's getting more difficult everyday. Most of you have no idea what it was like in the dark ages. They're making a comeback.
I'm old enough to remember.
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also, am hearing that Gonzales is a potential nominee.

perhaps, in the future, pregnant unmarried women will be sent to Gitmo and tortured?
The Reactionary Right doesn't want him, because when he was a judge, he ruled in favor of abortion a couple of times.

It's a given that Bush will appoint a conservative. The hope, of course, is that he'll pick a reasonable conservative out there like O'Connor, instead of a rabid, frothy flat-Earth conservative like Scalia.

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Kind of OT, but when I was little, I wanted to be a Supreme Court justice, and Sandra Day O'Connor was my hero. I did a book report on a biography about her. I have a little booklet of the Constitution signed by my 3rd-grade teacher, wishing me luck in growing up to be "the next Sandra Day O'Connor."

I'm no longer interested in a law career, but I still have a lot of respect for Justice O'Connor.
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It's a given that Bush will appoint a conservative. The hope, of course, is that he'll pick a reasonable conservative out there like O'Connor, instead of a rabid, frothy flat-Earth conservative like Scalia.
That's not my hope; speak for yourself (and 99 percent of FYM).

But this 1 percenter is glad to see the opportunity to replace O'Connor.

Plus, this thread needed a dissenting voice.
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