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June 03, 2009

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ben

Sotomayor is in great shape because The Allpowerful is President and there are 59 democrats in the Senate.

Meanwhile, in the why we are so screwed category, here is a headline in yahoo news...

OBAMA SEEKS SAUDI KING'S ADVICE BEFORE CAIRO SPEECH

bad

Sexism is kewl as long as the sexismator is female and not male.

Everybody knows that....

Original MikeS

Sure enlarges the context. I am disappointed that Senators like Lugar, Snowe, and Specter voted for her confirmation then without condemning that remark. There's no way she could be the President of Harvard after making such a statement.

PeterUK

"I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life."

So too would a wise Belgian with the richness of his experience,but what has that got to do with the price of radishes?

narciso

No, it just "enbiggens it, it's a perfectly cromulent word" yes the Simpsons joins Spinal Tap and Princess Bride to explain this zany world we live in today.

clarice

Don't miss Taranto today smacking Herbert re the wise Latina woman.

MayBee

I think "wise woman" is bad enough, but we were in the midst of the girl power movement in 1998. Maybe one more "girlz rule" speech didn't stick out to the Senators at the time.

Porchlight

bad, in the left's view it is literally not possible for a woman to be sexist or a black person to be racist. Their designated victim groups are the only victim groups. I was taught this in college.

matt

what about wise guys? What Would Tony Do?

Neo

inoperative - a Nixonian adjective

gus

But she's the most qualified nominee in 100 years. It's true. Barbara Boxer said so.
Here's how I roll. If you are dishonest. I do not trust nor respect you.

Every D, in every W, is gettin' beter and beter.

Big day manana under the Big Top Taqiyah. That hiss you hear is not Parsel Tongued Persiflager Prompto, but the alarm of a high pressure leak. He's not the Teflon President, but the Mylar one. Echoes sputter nicodemonicly down the ages. Why is such a destructive ideology such a seductive one?

Topsecretk9

Moving on, the defense that Sotomayor simply misspoke in 2001 is now inoperative. She wrote what she wrote for the 1994 speech on women in the judiciary, revised it slightly for her 2001 effort on Latins in the judiciary, and here we are, wondering about the extent of Sotomayor's group solidarity.

I'd say she's not very diverse in thought if she just recycles one liners which doesn't seem all that great for a SCJ, but that's just me.

Topsecretk9

No Spin Too Far for Greg Sargent of The Plum Line,

No kidding. I can't believe WAPO picked him (recall the left wet their pants when the WAPO was going to hire a conservative blogger, those were the days), but Sergent is like constant DNC TV commercial. Like his sole purpose in life is scream and yell DNC Journolist talking points first and the loudest. I always feel like I am reading a media matters action alert whenever I read Sergent.

Sue

Is this a step-up? Recycling your speeches? I mean, at least she didn't plagiarize someone else.

daddy

Well here's another wise female with a richness of experience who just successfully beat her 15th bogus and expensive ethics">http://www.adn.com/palin/story/818069.html">ethics complaint. Guess who?

Extraneus

Yeah, Clarice, I read Taranto after you mentioned it this morning. Excellent, but it's kind of a fish-in-a-barrell or taking-candy-from-a-baby thing to smack down Herbert. But he's kind of black, so it's not as cool to smack him down as it is other people. If it were, Taranto's effort would have been even better.

There's so need to really attack Sotomayor, if any Republicans on the Judiciary Committee are smart. (I hope that's not asking too much.) Just educate the American people on who the woman really is, and by extension who the man who appointed her is. This should be doable with great deference, respect and even awe of her great and rich personal story, which is pretty obviously the story of an ungrateful AA beneficiary. Her Wiki entry is a good place to start. The subtlties in that College and Education section won't be missed by many parents with non-"minority" kids getting ready to apply for college.

As far as I'm concerned, these are people who hate us. If that comes through, it'll be for the good.

PeterUK

"what about wise guys? What Would Tony Do?"

Tony Castrato ain't bin de same since feminism.

Extraneus

Everyone knows by now that she had a hard time referring to the United States in her Princeton senior thesis, right?

daddy

P'UK, or anyone who knows,

Just a question about Guy Fawkes, the guy who I think tried to blow up Parliament hundreds of years back. Is he considered a villain, or does he flip-flop back and forth between villain and hero, sort of like Brutus or Cromwell or Robin Hood, due to whatever the heck Parliament is doing? Saw a recent bad Natally Portman movie (Vendetta) indicating he was quasi-good which surprised me.

PeterUK

Daddy,
Old Guido doesn't have much significance now,there used to be a Guy Fawkes Bonfire night,but 'elfn' safety is doing for that.
Personally,whilst having no objection to this miserable lot being blown up,I wouldn't like to see a beautiful old listed building destroyed.

In response to your Hazel Blears question.She challenged Brown in a letter to the newspapers a few week back,her days were numbered.Little Hazel has picked the worst time to resign for the Prim Minister.
His life support has 30 million eager fingers ready to switch it off tomorrow.

daddy

"Prim Minister"

Don't know if it's a typo, but even if it is you're responses are hilarious. Thanks P'UK.

Janet

Off topic, but I feel so sad for our country. The Wash. Post didn't even have an article on Pvt. Long today. With education, the MSM, and the entertainment industry so in the tank for secular leftist ideologies...it "feels" hopeless. The internet and radio are not enough...we're preaching to the choir in those places.

sbw

Sotomayor disqualifies herself for the sheer stupidity of telescoping time to make it appear as if Holmes and Cardozo had all the experiences built up between their time and ours.

What a maroon.

Original MikeS

I'm concerned that Judge Sotomayor seems to regard the offensive riff as some of her best stuff, something that bears repeating.

She knew she was in disagreement with some pretty bright people who had already expressed admiration for the idea that men and women were equals on the bench. I would expect that she would present the best argument she could muster for her dissent.

Members of the bench do disagree at times, and those disagreements may result from the different experiences of those Judges outside of the court. Who could disagree with that?

Judge Sotomayor argues that better experiences for an appellate judge are those had by female Hispanics, rather than white males.

I hope that's wrong. I don't know any evidence indicating that is true. I'm concerned that Judge Sotomayor doesn't offer any. I would hope she came to her conclusion based on some evidence.

clarice

Everything about her life is owed to the Balkanizing unfair affirmative action programs in place. Is it any wonder that she has bought the notion that somehow their wasn't a giant thumb on the scale but some innate wonderfulness in her and her bakground made her worthy of all she received?

clarice

***theRE wasn't a giant thumb***

clarice

You might say the same of Obama and his bride though he hides it better than Michelle or Sonia do.

How could you face yourself and your colleagues if you thought you truly didn't deserve what you got?

Janet

I just sat through our daughter's end-of-the-year awards ceremony, and it was depressing to hear all the exclusive minority scholarships offered. We're not the right color, and we have too much savings to be poor...and not enough savings to be "connected". Ah well...

Extraneus

True, and that's why they have to convince themselves that the system itself sucks. Otherwise, the system is what gave them what they have, and that has to smart a little.

Original MikeS

...some innate wonderfulness in her and her background made her worthy...

I can sit through the innate wonderfulness argument from a high school valedictorian, but Sotomayor is a judge. Shouldn't we expect a teensy bit of evidence?

narciso

Comrade Ogilvy on the Malabar front, well it's not quite that bad, but to the MSM it might as well be; than again there's no crisis they can exploit with this, can
they. Now the news of the Gitmo detainee Muhammed Salih, who committed suicide, that will be a cause celebre, like the three previous ones including an Uteibi from Yemen.

clarice

My daughter in law is Japanese American. her father's family lost everything when they were wrongfully interned.

I remember sitting at her UCLA law school graduation where we were harangued by a black graduate who claimed the law school was admitting enough blacks. The audience was full of very poor parents--many of whom seemed to be recent immigrants from truly dreadful places.

I walked out.

clarice

**wasN'T admitting enough blacks****

Extraneus

Good for you. I'd bet Japanese-Americans are far less represented in law schools than blacks are. Not saying anything about their qualifications, but you would think that a fair-minded black graduate would agree that a person from a less-represented group should be accepted before a black applicant, after all.

AA is a cancer on the body politic.

Semanticleo

Maguire and his Minions don't seem satisfied with being the twenty=five percenters, they aspire to the Cheney objective of 1 percent.

I for one wish them all success on their race to the bottom. Marginalize yerselves into the bliss of the lunatic fringe, stalwart warriors. Keep yer principles intact. then get the freak out of the way.

History beckons y'all to join Whig destiny.

clarice

Ah, Semantic --I'd bet if the Reps ran a credible campaign on reducing taxes and govt spending and eliminating AA even ACORN couldn't steal enough votes to beat them.

Semanticleo

'steal enough votes...'

Rich..

DrJ

Hey! The narcisolator missed one! Time for a quick edit...

Stephanie

They are trying though... you did see that the Justice Dept just said that Georgia can't use documentation to ensure that only legal residents are voting even though the courts have ruled they can... who is the final arbiter of these decisions now? O and his minions, of course...

clarice

Dems making voter fraud easier and easier:

http://www.ibdeditorials.com/IBDArticles.aspx?id=328920251728142

Melinda Romanoff

Aaah. The gopher raises its head.

Leopold, you need to learn that the problem of vote fraud is a tool of your compatriots. The lesson of Milwaukee made that fairly obvious to even the poorest users of arithmetic. Individuals make their own choices, not lemmings, whom need the approval of the herd.

I believe your mirror still has dust on it.

hit and run

Right.

Cheney's approval rating is at 37% ... up 8 points since January.

Hell, Cheney is more popular than...

The stimulus (just 31% say stimulus helped economy)
GM bailout (21%)
Closing Gitmo (32%)
The idea that Gitmo has made us less safe (18%)

hit and run

Cheney's more popular than...

Congress generally (23%)

And he's in a virtual dead heat with...

Pelosi specifically (39%)

And the much vaunted congressional "generic Democrat" (38%)

Semanticleo

"learn that the problem of vote fraud is a tool of your compatriots."

Okay, Rasputin. Don't be jealous of skills that escape yer acumen. it's not your fault
yer Whig Party has reached it's evolutionary cul-de-sac, and has a shallow learning curve.

Or maybe it is yer fault...............

Semanticleo

"Cheney's more popular than..."

Mebbe you can convince him to run for office?

He could register as an InDEPENDSent....

MayBee

I LOVE those stats, hit!

hit and run

Mebbe you can convince him to run for office?

No need. He's already in his third term as Shadow President.

Gay marriage was his first foray into domestic politics in this term, dragging Obama around on a leash like he has on all his foreign policies so far.

Semanticleo

"He's already in his third term as Shadow President."

I'm glad you have a Hero. Everybody needs ONE.

Melinda Romanoff

Leopold-

You,again, mistakenly presume that I belong to a party, and proving, once again, you've assumed something and put a label on it for your own mental laziness. An admission from you that theft is a necessary tool of your compatriots merely shows the rot you attempt to project onto others that you seem so joyous in wallowing.

An individual can see those around them, respect them, and argue with them. You are not an individual. Your shallowness in the study of those you so desperately wish to place back in their perceived history reflects well on the absorption of copperhead beliefs and tactics of you, and your compatriots.

I said your mirror has dust on it because you've been taught by your parents too well to judge others due to your own perfection.

Clean your mirror.

We will resume this at a later date. I work for a living. Try to learn something about yourself, in the mean time.

Night all.


Semanticleo

"Night all."

When you return, mayhaps you will have worked out the kinks in the previous comment while in REM state. Meanwhile, we shall all wait with bated breath for yer breathless and enigmatic clarification.

Captain Hate

you did see that the Justice Dept just said that Georgia can't use documentation to ensure that only legal residents are voting even though the courts have ruled they can...

I wonder if the chinless coward is willing to discuss this.

Dick Cheney

Shhh, Hit, you weren't supposed to let the secret out.

MeTooThen

Um, for reasons known and unknown, I have decided to decloak and chime in.

What the hell is with the JOM resident troll (who shall not be named.)

I mean really, what's the point?

Everything that George Walker Bush did was Evil and Wrong.

Everything that those who claim themselves Republican, conservative, not-Democrats, or who has any disagreement with Barack Hussein Obama II is Evil and Wrong.

OK, I get it.

We all get it.

So go away already. You are Right and Good. We, are Evil and Wrong. Point made.

It's been, what? Like 3 years of this shit?

It's over. You win. Obama won. We lose.

Great.

Now go away.

Really.

!@#$%!

Just sayin'.

Danube of Thought

In a stunning blow to the ACLU and its allies, Judge Vaughn Walker of the Northern District of CA just dismissed the lawsuits against the telecom companies for their cooperation with the Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping program. He did so on the basis of the retroactive immunity enacted by the congress last year.

Many will recall that Obama campaigned against such immunity, and said he would join in a filibuster of the legislation, but then ended up voting for it. In the proceedings leading up to today's decision, the Obama administration had vigorously asserted the same arguments made by Bush. This is sweet indeed.

What is far sweeter is the enormous amount of time and energy wasted by the plaintiffs' lawyers, who had been salivating over the potential for billions of dollars in statutory damages for their clients, who suffered no actual harm but could nevertheless have enriched themselves mightily. And now it's all for naught. Oh, how I rub my hands together with glee over this one. I know exactly how bad those lawyers feel tonight, and that makes me very, very happy. They're bottom-feeding rent-seekers, and now they've gotten exactly what they deserved.

PD

"Cheney's more popular than..."

The media, which loves to cite these disapproval poll, conveniently ignoring those about themselves.

Barry Dauphin

We could take bets for the date which "Cheney is more popular than...Obama" happens.

June 15, 2010

hit and run

"Cheney's more popular than..."

The media,

Oh, good one.

Journalists (25%)
Labor Union Leaders (16%)

(these are honesty/ethics ratings, not approval ratings per se)

hit and run

Oh, and speaking of heroes...from Greg Pollowitz at NRO, a story about the Modern Day Edward R. Murrow Captain Lou Albano:

TV Newser quotes President Obama talking to Brian Williams on cable news:

I generally don't. Mainly because I don't find most of the cable chatter very persuasive. I've used this analogy before, it feels like WWF wrestling. Everybody's got their role to play. I know a lot of these guys. And if Pat Buchanan is having a conversation with Chris Matthews or talking to Keith Olbermann, everybody's got their set pieces and, so, I don't feel as if I'm learning anything from the debate.

In other* words, Keith Olbermann is as fake as WWF wrestling?

---------
*In Obama's words.

Elliott

No need. He's already in his third term as Shadow President.

He got his cousin in. Putin couldn't manage that.

Semanticleo

"It's been, what? Like 3 years of this shit?"

Born Yesterday............

Semanticleo

"so, I don't feel as if I'm learning anything from the debate."

There's a curious absence of mirrors at JOM

Topsecretk9

There's a curious absence of mirrors at JOM

Cleo

Since you spend so much time here, DITTO - you closet neo con.

PeterUK

"It's been, what? Like 3 years of this shit?"

Seems like it doesn't it,it's only been since the 20th of January.
Got to go and help depose our Marxist Prim Minister.

narciso

Revolting, at least Carter had a small degree of integrity; for a while anyways.
Going to Egypt, one of the world's worst
corrupt and torturous oligarchies, and really saying nothing, except that democracy
should not be imposed. Mentioning Al Azhar but leaving out prominent alumni like Sheik
Rahman, Quaradawi, and that Hamas honcho. Talking about student exchange programs that brought the likes of Mohammed Atta to our fair shores. Basically telling the Taliban, we won't linger, so you can wait us out. Yes, I'm in a particularlyfoul
mood today.

matt

DoT, you make my heart smile.....the ACLU and the plaintiff's bar all at once....that's a home run in my book.

PeterUK

"Cleo

Since you spend so much time here, DITTO - you closet neo con."

Nah Cleo just likes arguing with lots of people,Cleo is a mass debater.

clarice

Dot:"They're bottom-feeding rent-seekers, and now they've gotten exactly what they deserved."

Indeed, the very notion that these companies should suffer for trying to help save us from another attack was ridiculous.

clarice

But he's not a master debater,PUK.

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