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Entered on: July 2, 2005 11:19 AM by Ross
Well as you all probably know, Sandra Day O'Connor resigned from the Supreme Court. This was one that most weren't expecting. The nomination of the next Justice could touch off the most heated political fighting of Bush's presidency. This is what I've feared all along, except it's worse, just because we didn't see this one coming.

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From: Ross Entered on: July 6, 2005 12:26 PM
If you want a good laugh, read this:
Choice snippets:  
"We have our own free choice and part of that free choice is to disobey whatever laws exist in this universe. However, when we disobey such laws, we suffer the consequences. One can presumably disobey the law of gravity and walk off the roof of a ten-story building. It is a free society and who are you to tell me that I cannot do that. Yet, when I find myself permanently disabled in the hospital and your tax dollars are paying for my rehabilitation then I created enough damage in my ignorance to cause misery in many other lives as well."  
Wow, talk about someone who has no fucking clue. This is what happens when we have inadequate science education, people. Or when we place too much emphasis on the written word to convey ideas. A scientific law is not even in the same ballpark as a legal one. And the scientific ones, you CANNOT disobey. Asshole.  
"Just because we cannot see the immediate consequences of failure to obey the Ten Commandments does not mean they are not valid. Indeed, God says that those who suffer the consequences of rejecting His law are actually the generations that come after us."  
Sign me up for THAT religion! If I can fuck over my descendants by living the good life in the here and now, I'm in! Who buys this shit?
From: Swerb Entered on: July 6, 2005 1:13 PM
What pisses me off the most is how Christians make it seem like they're the victims of religious tyranny by not being able to force their shit upon the government. Jon Stewart recently made a joke about how they can't openly worship their god, or wear their religious symbols around their necks in this country... which, of course, made me laugh hysterically.  
By the way, this Sandra Day O'Connor resignation scares the shit out of me... I feel like I'm in Deliverance, canoeing down the river, except I know I'm eventually going to get F'd in the A... literally.
From: Swerb Entered on: July 19, 2005 8:43 PM
So, has anybody dug up any dirt on Bush's Supreme Court nominee, John Roberts Jr.? One article I read said he made a statement about overturning Roe vs. Wade in 1990, but in 2003, he stated "Roe v. Wade is the settled law of the land. ... There's nothing in my personal views that would prevent me from fully and faithfully applying that precedent." Could this guy actually be moderate? However, since he's a Bush nominee, I'm tempted to not trust the above statement.
From: Ross Entered on: July 20, 2005 7:24 AM
Yeah, I'd seen the same thing - argued for a case in which he said that he felt Roe v Wade was wrongly decided, but then later said he said that on behalf of his client... then the statement you mention. So far, I'm not sure anyone knows just what to think about him yet. But like you said, if Bush likes him, he's probably a douchebag. Then again, you can't really predict a lot of Justice's behaviors before you appoint them.  
What annoys me is that the Right keeps talking like "Clinton appointed two liberals, we have the right to appoint conservatives." Well, "rights" aside, you would have to be a complete whackjob to deny that the court has shifted quite a bit to the right over the years - Sandra Day O'Connor was appointed as a pretty strong conservative and look now - by the time she retires, she's viewed as a moderate!
From: Crockett Entered on: April 13, 2006 9:50 AM
Google ?failure? but pick ?I?m feeling lucky? instead of ?Search.?  
Hurry up before Google fixes it.  

From: Jackzilla Entered on: April 13, 2006 7:17 PM
Crockett - to fix it, it's have to be broke, right?  
But it pulls up the bio of George W. just like you'd expect! Pretty sweet!
From: Crockett Entered on: April 13, 2006 10:17 PM
There used to be one for "weapons of mass destruction", but it was taken done. Here is a link to what it looked like:
From: Ross Entered on: April 14, 2006 8:37 AM
The "failure" link still works. Is there really anything Google can (will) do about it, though? It's just a bunch of people who associated the word with that page out in the internet. It's kind of cheap, but also kind of legitimate.

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