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January 28, 2010

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Rick Ballard

The fact that our wannabe caudillo in waiting dissed the Supremes should be viewed alongside of his doing the same to the Honduran court when it upheld the ouster of another wannabe caudillo. Think about Bozo sitting around with the terrorist Ayers, sucking down weed and chatting about how cool it would be to seize power here - and what would have to occur for that to happen.

He's a very ignorant man of mediocre intellect but vast vanity - IOW, he's dumb enough to try something very stupid. We really need control of the House or the Senate.

Porchlight

Second, because his laughable assertion about "the overwhelming scientific evidence" was greeted with laughter.

Are we sure people were laughing at the idea that the evidence is overwhelming? Or were they laughing at the people who don't accept the evidence? (I guess the answer depends on who was doing the laughing.)

I'm seriously asking - I didn't watch the speech for more than 30 seconds. I can't handle watching that jerk. I will watch his farewell speech (hopefully a resignation speech sometime before 2012) and any others that promise to be extraordinarily painful for him, but that's it.

narciso

Matt Taibbi, who I've expressed my reservations about filetes David Brooks, neatly in the LUN

matt

Rick, when you have Holder as your AG, anything is possible.

Melinda Romanoff

Porch-

There was laughing on both sides of the aisle, just one side quit quicker.

anduril

A not to be missed Ann Coulter article: CAN'T WE AT LEAST GET A TOASTER?.

Re the GOPers laughing at Obama, someone--I forget who--pointed out that when this happened Obama's face registered real anger, and they added: this is a guy who cannot handle being laughed at.

And re the Supreme Court:

Randy Barnett Professor, Georgetown University Law Center :

In the history of the State of the Union has any President ever called out the Supreme Court by name, and egged on the Congress to jeer a Supreme Court decision, while the Justices were seated politely before him surrounded by hundreds Congressmen? To call upon the Congress to countermand (somehow) by statute a constitutional decision, indeed a decision applying the First Amendment? What can this possibly accomplish besides alienating Justice Kennedy who wrote the opinion being attacked. Contrary to what we heard during the last administration, the Court may certainly be the object of presidential criticism without posing any threat to its independence. But this was a truly shocking lack of decorum and disrespect towards the Supreme Court for which an apology is in order. A new tone indeed.
Extraneus

Such a stupid move just goes to show how apoplectic they are about that 1st Amendment decision. Poor guys.

Rather than put their ideas out there honestly in the hopes that people will keep them in power, they're more concerned with rigging the game. What a patsy McCain is.

Jane

RSE you asked me last night about the reaction to not seating Brown sooner. I still haven't heard anything but I'm not happy that he didn't get to vote on the debt ceiling which was approved 40-60 today.

Kirk needs to get lost.

Ann

Jane:

I thought someone somewhere quoted Mass. law saying that Kirk was no longer a Senator after the election. Sorry I can't remember where I saw it. Do you remember that discussion?

Silly question, but why hasn't the Republican Senate raised hell?

Anyways, in case you didn't see this:

Victory Lap

Are you or Rocco going?

Danube of Thought

Jon Kyl is saying the Dems are going to go ahead with reconciliation--House passes Senate bill with sidecars, Senate reconciles with 50+ votes. (See Hot Air.)

I'm buying a ticket for this one.

Ann

Well, I haven't lost my mind yet; here is a good recap:

Why Is Former Senator Paul Kirk Still Voting on Legislation

Janet

Newsbusters says Scott Brown will be on Leno tonight.

Jane

Ann,

Yeah I heard that too, and I don't know the answer. And yes I was invited to one of the events. I committed to going to see Charlie Baker (our next governor) a city away earlier so I don't know if I will make it. But good for Brown.

Porchlight

There was laughing on both sides of the aisle, just one side quit quicker.

Thanks Mel, sorry I'm so late getting back to the thread. I would like to see the anger on Barry's face. I would imagine being laughed at is not something he's experienced a whole lot of.

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