Kagan to Be Confirmed, Nuts Go Into Overdrive

Today’s the day Elena Kagan will probably be confirmed to the Supreme Court, and the loons’ heads are exploding all over the Internet.

The most absurd and bigoted piece I’ve found yet is at Andrew Breitbart’s “Big Peace” website, where anti-Muslim fanatic Christine Brim has a ludicrous article accusing Kagan of being “pro-sharia:” Shariah Comes to the Supreme Court.

This is what bigotry looks like when it reaches a terminal stage; Brim’s brain has completely rotted away, leaving a core of blind hatred that’s operating on automatic. Brim is also one of the biggest boosters in America of European fascist groups; she’s completely convinced that neo-Nazis and white supremacists are her friends in the battle against the evil Muslim horde. Deranged doesn’t even begin to describe her.

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168 comments
1 aurelius  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:17:07am

Take it wingnuts. Nothing you can do, she’s on for life.

Mwahahaha.

2 researchok  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:17:23am

Christine Brim- The Grand Canyon of stupid.

3 Sol Berdinowitz  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:17:51am

Leave it to a Jew to bring the Sharia to America.

/

4 RogueOne  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:17:57am

I’d like to point out I was against her confirmation before she was even announced as the replacement. I haven’t changed my mind.

5 Four More Tears  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:18:51am

re: #3 ralphieboy

Leave it to a Jew to bring the Sharia to America.

/

I was totally going to say that.

6 Lidane  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:18:59am

Between Park51 getting the go ahead, Prop 8 being overturned, and Kagan looking like she’s going to be confirmed, this has been a bad week for wingnuts.

I couldn’t be happier to see these ignorant bigots so miserable. It’s great.

7 theheat  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:18:59am

For every one of them this causes to blow a circuit it makes me heart Kagan about 11ty times more. I hope she lives to be 128 years old.

8 Four More Tears  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:19:46am

re: #6 Lidane

Between Park51 getting the go ahead, Prop 8 being overturned, and Kagan looking like she’s going to be confirmed, this has been a bad week for wingnuts.

I couldn’t be happier to see these ignorant bigots so miserable. It’s great.

Nah. They live for this stuff.

9 Lidane  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:21:39am

re: #8 JasonA

Nah. They live for this stuff.

To their cardiologist’s delight, I’m sure. Between all the blood pressure medication and the stress-induced doctor visits because of these things, I’d wager the wingnuts are buying their doctors new golf clubs or sweet vacations a lot lately.

10 RadicalModerate  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:22:03am

C-Span2 has debate going on now - currently John Cornyn (R-Box Turtle) is being a sanctimonious ass in his opposition speech.

11 RogueOne  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:22:30am

She’s the long lost twin of Sam Alito. Her confirmation will not necessarily be a great day for the nation.

12 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:23:02am

Don’t forget Newt and his prediction that gay marriage will now be mandatory because of the *cough*lesbian*cough* kagan.

13 Lidane  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:23:49am

re: #10 RadicalModerate

C-Span2 has debate going on now - currently John Cornyn (R-Box Turtle) is being a sanctimonious ass in his opposition speech.

When is John Cornyn not a sanctimonious ass?

It kills me that he’s one of my Senators. Ugh.

14 avanti  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:24:19am

Actual comment from another blog:

“Please read the entire thing and you will see why I think Elena Kagan is not only a menace to the United States but may very well be a sleeper agent of either Saudi Arabia or Iran.

15 aurelius  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:24:35am

Meanwhile WTF is going on here? What happened on July 10?

[Link: www.realclearpolitics.com…]

Some grand wingnut-teabag-nirther harmonic convergence?

Does not seem event-driven.

Weird and disturbing.

16 Lidane  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:26:14am

re: #14 avanti

Actual comment from another blog:

“Please read the entire thing and you will see why I think Elena Kagan is not only a menace to the United States but may very well be a sleeper agent of either Saudi Arabia or Iran.

I love how a Conservative Jewish woman from New York is supposedly a sleeper agent for the Saudis or Iran, or a slave to sharia law. That’s hilarious.

17 theheat  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:26:30am

re: #12 Dreggas

Do we need to divorce our current hetero spouses before we look for a same sex one? How does that mandatory gay marriage thing work?
/

18 webevintage  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:26:57am

Every time a wingnut’s head explodes an Angel gets its wings.

19 Killgore Trout  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:27:06am

re: #15 aurelius

Meanwhile WTF is going on here? What happened on July 10?

[Link: www.realclearpolitics.com…]

Some grand wingnut-teabag-nirther harmonic convergence?

Does not seem event-driven.

Weird and disturbing.

That’s probably from the oil spill.

20 Four More Tears  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:27:17am

re: #16 Lidane

I love how a Conservative Jewish woman from New York is supposedly a sleeper agent for the Saudis or Iran, or a slave to sharia law. That’s hilarious.

Instead of asking what she was doing on Christmas, Graham should have asked Kagan what she was doing during Ramadan!

/

21 avanti  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:28:25am

re: #16 Lidane

I love how a Conservative Jewish woman from New York is supposedly a sleeper agent for the Saudis or Iran, or a slave to sharia law. That’s hilarious.

That’s part of the plan, how better to plant a sleeper than to recruit a Jew ? /

22 CuriousLurker  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:30:00am

re: #20 JasonA

Instead of asking what she was doing on Christmas, Graham should have asked Kagan what she was doing during Ramadan!

/

Ramadan starts next week, so be on the lookout for new Ramadan-related conspiracy theories.

23 Four More Tears  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:30:13am

re: #22 CuriousLurker

Ramadan starts next week, so be on the lookout for new Ramadan-related conspiracy theories.

Oy vey.

24 RogueOne  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:32:27am

I haven’t seen anyone post why they think Kagan will be a great USSC jurist other than because it pisses off the other side of the aisle. Is that all we really care about? I got down dinged for saying it but she’s a twin of Alito. Another big government jurist who will vote to consolidate more and more power within the federal government at every opportunity.

I think the president is entitled to his pick and she’s not out of her mind so she should be confirmed but that doesn’t make it a good day for anyone.

25 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:32:37am

re: #17 theheat

Well if the mormons have their way you won’t…gay polygamy for everyone!

//

26 rwdflynavy  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:33:15am

As I have said before, I am not in favor of her confirmation, but it is silly to hyperventilate over it. Bush got his confirmations, now Obama is president and gets to pick. That’s the way our government is set up, no crying!

27 wrenchwench  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:33:34am

Breitbart only needs one blog title: Big Business. Anti-Muslim “punditry” has become such an important business model that even Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, who I used to admire, has gone to work for Breitbart, and writes stuff like this:

I know BigPeace will go where traditional media has refused to go in teaching our citizenry about the realities of the threat we face. The fact is that the vast majority of Muslims are non-violent. However, violent Islamists, those who resort to acts of terror, share a common goal. They all seek an Islamic state and the implementation of their versions of shar’iah law (Islamic law). This goal may be part of the current mission of a plurality if not of a majority of Muslims around the globe. [emphasis added] That is the deeper threat – the pervasive, theocratic ideologies of a virally spreading movement of Muslims who believe in the platform of political Islam. To insist that peaceful Islamists are vastly different from violent ones is to miss the cure, to miss the BigPeace.

Anything to fan the flames of clickage. He’s also come out against what he calls the “Ground Zero Mosque”.

28 aurelius  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:34:25am

shh…. don’t tell Bork… ;)

re: #26 rwdflynavy

As I have said before, I am not in favor of her confirmation, but it is silly to hyperventilate over it. Bush got his confirmations, now Obama is president and gets to pick. That’s the way our government is set up, no crying!

29 RogueOne  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:34:40am

re: #27 wrenchwench

Breitbart only needs one blog title: Big Business. Anti-Muslim “punditry” has become such an important business model that even Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, who I used to admire, has gone to work for Breitbart, and writes stuff like this:

Anything to fan the flames of clickage. He’s also come out against what he calls the “Ground Zero Mosque”.

Is BigPeace going to be another breitbart site?

30 Targetpractice  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:35:12am

re: #6 Lidane

Between Park51 getting the go ahead, Prop 8 being overturned, and Kagan looking like she’s going to be confirmed, this has been a bad week for wingnuts.

I couldn’t be happier to see these ignorant bigots so miserable. It’s great.

Yesterday Prop 8 gets declared unconstitutional, headed for SCOTUS. Today, Kagan gets confirmed to SCOTUS. Coincidence? I think not! It’s all part of the grand scheme by the Obama Criminal Cabal!!!!!!!!!!!!111

///

31 RadicalModerate  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:35:44am

Geez. From bad to worse on the speeches. Now we have Jeff Sessions’ opposition speech and making references to states’ rights, and talking about progressive elitism.

32 webevintage  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:37:27am

re: #24 RogueOne

I haven’t seen anyone post why they think Kagan will be a great USSC jurist other than because it pisses off the other side of the aisle. Is that all we really care about?


Yes.
I have no idea if she will or will not be any good….I’m not sure we ever really know until one has been there for awhile.
She seems brilliant.
Can’t do worse then Thomas.
But the post is about how ridiculous and over the top the push back to her confirmation is, not why anyone thinks she will do a good job.

33 Cato the Elder  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:37:29am

Well there are certain things that draw out even the most reluctant commenters.

OK. I’m back.

Andy Breitbart has a website named “Big Peace”?

I do believe he has mistaken the word “peace” for one of its homonyms.

Hurr-hurr. Cato said “homo”.

34 ShaunP  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:37:31am

re: #24 RogueOne

I haven’t seen anyone post why they think Kagan will be a great USSC jurist other than because it pisses off the other side of the aisle. Is that all we really care about? I got down dinged for saying it but she’s a twin of Alito. Another big government jurist who will vote to consolidate more and more power within the federal government at every opportunity.

I think the president is entitled to his pick and she’s not out of her mind so she should be confirmed but that doesn’t make it a good day for anyone.

She’s smart, has a strong legal background and is a constitutional scholar. She knows the law and constitution, seems level-headed and even handed.

I am a little hesitant in her lack of experience as a judge, but not really that much. Being a supreme court judge seems fairly different from almost any other judicial position. At least from my armchair…

35 wrenchwench  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:38:02am

re: #29 RogueOne

Is BigPeace going to be another breitbart site?

It is one now. Did you read the post at the top? Did you click the link? All would be clear….

36 sattv4u2  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:38:35am

re: #33 Cato the Elder

Well there are certain things that draw out even the most reluctant commenters.

OK. I’m back.

Andy Breitbart has a website named “Big Peace”?

I do believe he has mistaken the word “peace” for one of its homonyms.

Hurr-hurr. Cato said “homo”.

You were gone so long, I didn’t think you would EVER be back!!

///

37 webevintage  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:38:35am

CATO!!!!

38 researchok  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:38:45am

re: #27 wrenchwench

Breitbart only needs one blog title: Big Business. Anti-Muslim “punditry” has become such an important business model that even Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, who I used to admire, has gone to work for Breitbart, and writes stuff like this:

Anything to fan the flames of clickage. He’s also come out against what he calls the “Ground Zero Mosque”.

Like they say, ‘follow the money’.

Huge sums have been raised in the ‘Ban the Ground Zero Mosque’ campaign.

39 avanti  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:38:56am

re: #30 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

Yesterday Prop 8 gets declared unconstitutional, headed for SCOTUS. Today, Kagan gets confirmed to SCOTUS. Coincidence? I think not! It’s all part of the grand scheme by the Obama Criminal Cabal!!!111

///

I’m confused. Since she’s a Saudi/Iranian plant to promote Shariah law. won’t that have a negative effect on gays ?( i.e. stoning to death and the like.)

40 Targetpractice  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:39:56am

re: #33 Cato the Elder

Well there are certain things that draw out even the most reluctant commenters.

OK. I’m back.

Andy Breitbart has a website named “Big Peace”?

I do believe he has mistaken the word “peace” for one of its homonyms.

Hurr-hurr. Cato said “homo”.

*Jumps in shock* Jesus, man, don’t sneak up on people like that!

Welcome back, we saved your seat for ya.

41 RogueOne  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:39:59am

re: #32 webevintage

Yes.
I have no idea if she will or will not be any good…I’m not sure we ever really know until one has been there for awhile.
She seems brilliant.
Can’t do worse then Thomas.
But the post is about how ridiculous and over the top the push back to her confirmation is, not why anyone thinks she will do a good job.

Thomas is the only justice we have that consistently rules for the individual over the state, whether it’s about eminent domain or grandma growing marijuana in the backyard.

42 rwdflynavy  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:40:04am

re: #36 sattv4u2

You were gone so long, I didn’t think you would EVER be back!!

///

He said anyone could email him to keep in touch. Having to email with me was evidently more than he could take so he’s back.
//

43 darthstar  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:40:04am
The most absurd and bigoted piece I’ve found yet is at Andrew Breitbart’s “Big Peace” website

Well, color me surprised…a Breitbart site exhibiting bigotry? Absurd!
//

44 avanti  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:40:13am

re: #33 Cato the Elder

Well there are certain things that draw out even the most reluctant commenters.

OK. I’m back.

Andy Breitbart has a website named “Big Peace”?

I do believe he has mistaken the word “peace” for one of its homonyms.

Hurr-hurr. Cato said “homo”.

Glad you are, but I sorta, kinda hoped and thought you would.

45 darthstar  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:40:55am

re: #33 Cato the Elder

Well there are certain things that draw out even the most reluctant commenters.

OK. I’m back.

Andy Breitbart has a website named “Big Peace”?

I do believe he has mistaken the word “peace” for one of its homonyms.

Hurr-hurr. Cato said “homo”.

Indeed he has…given that Breitbart himself is a big piece…

(wb)

46 sattv4u2  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:41:05am

re: #40 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

*Jumps in shock* Jesus, man, don’t sneak up on people like that!

Welcome back, we saved your seat for ya.

he wasn’t gone long enough for it to be given away or to get cold

His ass cheek prints are still in it

47 researchok  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:41:15am

re: #11 RogueOne

She’s the long lost twin of Sam Alito. Her confirmation will not necessarily be a great day for the nation.

Neither she or Alito are even remotely unqualified.

Their critics were hacks, looking for cheap exposure.

48 RogueOne  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:41:16am

re: #35 wrenchwench

It is one now. Did you read the post at the top? Did you click the link? All would be clear…

Seriously? I was making a joke.

49 Targetpractice  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:41:27am

re: #39 avanti

I’m confused. Since she’s a Saudi/Iranian plant to promote Shariah law. won’t that have a negative effect on gays ?( i.e. stoning to death and the like.)

It makes more sense with ones head buried up their keister. The view’s a bit darker, and the smell’s terrible, but the clarity of logic is sublime.

/

50 Four More Tears  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:41:39am

re: #33 Cato the Elder

{Cato}

51 reine.de.tout  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:41:41am

re: #33 Cato the Elder

Well there are certain things that draw out even the most reluctant commenters.

OK. I’m back.

Andy Breitbart has a website named “Big Peace”?

I do believe he has mistaken the word “peace” for one of its homonyms.

Hurr-hurr. Cato said “homo”.

Good to see you back!

52 b_sharp  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:42:42am

I was going to steal Cato’s seat.

T

53 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:42:48am

re: #39 avanti
the real head exploder is once she approves Sharia law then doesn’t she get hung for holding a mans position or is she just kicked off the court?

54 Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:42:59am

that needs a //

55 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:43:30am

OK, this ‘sharia’ thing is officially out of control. It doesn’t actually mean anything the way these people use it, it’s just that ‘dhimmi’ was starting to lose its potency and they had to ramp up.

56 RogueOne  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:43:31am

re: #47 researchok

Neither she or Alito are even remotely unqualified.

Their critics were hacks, looking for cheap exposure.

I didn’t say she was unqualified or shouldn’t be confirmed, just that I don’t like either of them. As a matter-of-fact, I don’t like 7 1/2 of them.

57 darthstar  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:44:05am

re: #31 RadicalModerate

Geez. From bad to worse on the speeches. Now we have Jeff Sessions’ opposition speech and making references to states’ rights, and talking about progressive elitism.

I don’t even think Jeff Sessions listens to what Jeff Sessions has to say. It’s all just verbal diarrhea from him.

58 theheat  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:44:08am
That is the deeper threat – the pervasive, theocratic ideologies of a virally spreading movement of Muslims wingnuts who believe in the platform of political Islam the American Taliban.

They never, ever fail to recognize the irony in what they say. I look at sharia and the current religious right’s movement as the same illness. It’s all bad, every stinking bit of it. Theocracy sucks, no matter which direction it’s coming from or which god they pray to.

There’s a lot more theocracy in the air these days coming from the wingnuts than there is from Islam.

59 researchok  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:44:19am

re: #56 RogueOne

I didn’t say she was unqualified or shouldn’t be confirmed, just that I don’t like either of them. As a matter-of-fact, I don’t like 7 1/2 of them.

Why?

60 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:44:44am

re: #11 RogueOne

She’s the long lost twin of Sam Alito. Her confirmation will not necessarily be a great day for the nation.

ALITO IS ALSO A SHARIA SUPPORTER??????

//Sorry, couldn’t resist.

61 RadicalModerate  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:45:10am

re: #45 darthstar

Indeed he has…given that Breitbart himself is a big piece…

(wb)

Back in a sec, gonna check to see if “BigSteamingPile” is available….

/surprisingly, it is!

62 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:45:17am

re: #12 Dreggas

Don’t forget Newt and his prediction that gay marriage will now be mandatory because of the *cough*lesbian*cough* kagan.

Mandatory? My husband is going to have to move to Yemen or someplace.

63 Ojoe  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:45:59am

re: #55 SanFranciscoZionist

Only a modified form of islam is legal in this country anyway, as there already are laws on the books against blowing up people who don’t believe as you do

64 researchok  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:46:11am

re: #62 SanFranciscoZionist

Mandatory? My husband is going to have to move to Yemen or someplace.

I hear it’s lovely there this time of year.

65 sattv4u2  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:46:17am

re: #62 SanFranciscoZionist

Mandatory? My husband is going to have to move to Yemen or someplace.

have him say HI to Obamas brother,, K!??!

66 darthstar  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:46:40am

re: #61 RadicalModerate

Back in a sec, gonna check to see if “BigSteamingPile” is available…

/surprisingly, it is!

That would make a nice Breitbart mockery site.

67 Targetpractice  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:47:20am

re: #63 Ojoe

Only a modified form of islam is legal in this country anyway, as there already are laws on the books against blowing up people who don’t believe as you do

Yeah, police tend to frown upon religious discussions escalating to small arms fire and car bombs.

/

68 Ojoe  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:48:10am

re: #33 Cato the Elder

OK. I’m back.

That was quick.

Glad you are back.

69 RogueOne  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:48:57am

re: #59 researchok

Why?

Because they’re all pro-state jurists. As long as it doesn’t come down to a contest of who has the power, the people or the federal government, they’re fine. The left side of the jurists will vote for individual rights, as long as it doesn’t conflict with a perceived federal power and the same with the right side of the aisle in regards to property rights.

I don’t have an answer to fix it, just complaints. grumble/grumble.

70 RogueOne  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:49:38am

re: #60 SanFranciscoZionist

ALITO IS ALSO A SHARIA SUPPORTER???

//Sorry, couldn’t resist.

I would bet he is, sharia being the ultimate in state authority it would make his life easy.

71 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:49:54am

re: #14 avanti

Actual comment from another blog:

“Please read the entire thing and you will see why I think Elena Kagan is not only a menace to the United States but may very well be a sleeper agent of either Saudi Arabia or Iran.

That’s special. Freeper?

72 DaddyG  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:50:04am

Making the confirmation of a Supreme Court justice a highly partisan political process was a bad idea when the Republicans do it.

Making the confirmation of a Supreme Court justice a highly partisan political process was a bad idea when the Democrats did it prior to that.

Making the confirmation of a Supreme Court justice a highly partisan political process was a bad idea when the Republicans did it prior to that.

Making the confirmation of a Supreme Court justice a highly partisan political process was a bad idea when the Democrats did it prior to that.

Making the confirmation of a Supreme Court justice a highly partisan political process was a bad idea when the Republicans did it prior to that.

Making the confirmation of a Supreme Court justice a highly partisan political process was a bad idea when the Democrats did it prior to that.

Making the confirmation of a Supreme Court justice a highly partisan political process was a bad idea when the Republicans did it prior to that.

Making the confirmation of a Supreme Court justice a highly partisan political process was a bad idea when the Democrats did it prior to that.

Making the confirmation of a Supreme Court justice a highly partisan political process was a bad idea when the Republicans did it prior to that.

Making the confirmation of a Supreme Court justice a highly partisan political process was a bad idea when the Democrats did it prior to that.

Making the confirmation of a Supreme Court justice a highly partisan political process was a bad idea when the Republicans did it prior to that.

Who started this crap anyway?

73 RogueOne  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:50:44am

re: #72 DaddyG

T. Jefferson.

74 avanti  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:50:53am

re: #53 Dreggas

the real head exploder is once she approves Sharia law then doesn’t she get hung for holding a mans position or is she just kicked off the court?


You just don’t get it do you ? Once she gets Sharia law in, and she’s beheaded as a martyr and will get her just rewards. That was the perk that got her to switch faiths. Gez, anyone can follow that logic./

75 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:51:04am

re: #17 theheat

Do we need to divorce our current hetero spouses before we look for a same sex one? How does that mandatory gay marriage thing work?
/

I mean, I’d totally marry my friend Basya from college, and I’m sure we’d be very happy together. It’s just that I, you know, love my present husband very much, even if he’s not a woman.

76 b_sharp  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:51:41am

re: #72 DaddyG


Who started this crap anyway?

Probably some reality show producer.

77 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:51:43am

re: #21 avanti

That’s part of the plan, how better to plant a sleeper than to recruit a Jew ? /

Adam Gadahn’s not exactly a ‘sleeper’. More a ‘compulsive chatterer’.

78 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:51:58am

re: #22 CuriousLurker

Ramadan starts next week, so be on the lookout for new Ramadan-related conspiracy theories.

Chag sameach, by the way.

79 sattv4u2  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:52:05am

re: #72 DaddyG

Who started this crap anyway?

The chicken

NO ,, WAIT

the egg

NO ,,, HOLD ON ,,

80 RogueOne  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:52:14am

re: #75 SanFranciscoZionist

I mean, I’d totally marry my friend Basya from college, and I’m sure we’d be very happy together. It’s just that I, you know, love my present husband very much, even if he’s not a woman.

Well if Basya isn’t doing anything right now, hook a brother up. I trust your judgement.

81 avanti  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:52:27am

re: #71 SanFranciscoZionist

That’s special. Freeper?

Nope, ex Lizard.

82 garhighway  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:52:53am

re: #41 RogueOne

Thomas is the only justice we have that consistently rules for the individual over the state, whether it’s about eminent domain or grandma growing marijuana in the backyard however Scalia does..

FTFY

83 Ojoe  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:53:10am

re: #72 DaddyG

ROFLMAO

84 darthstar  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:53:10am

re: #55 SanFranciscoZionist

OK, this ‘sharia’ thing is officially out of control. It doesn’t actually mean anything the way these people use it, it’s just that ‘dhimmi’ was starting to lose its potency and they had to ramp up.

Glenn Beck’s already moved on to Satan. If he loses his potency (Satan, not Beck) then they’re going to have to find an even more sinister enemy of all things good in this world to associate with this administration…and that could only mean one person.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

85 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:53:12am

re: #27 wrenchwench

Breitbart only needs one blog title: Big Business. Anti-Muslim “punditry” has become such an important business model that even Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, who I used to admire, has gone to work for Breitbart, and writes stuff like this:

Anything to fan the flames of clickage. He’s also come out against what he calls the “Ground Zero Mosque”.

I keep thinking I could make a fortune doing this shit, if only I didn’t mind the going to hell part. And the parents disowning me part. And the…well, you get the problem.

86 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:53:51am

re: #30 Targetpractice, Worst of Both Worlds

Yesterday Prop 8 gets declared unconstitutional, headed for SCOTUS. Today, Kagan gets confirmed to SCOTUS. Coincidence? I think not! It’s all part of the grand scheme by the Obama Criminal Cabal!!!111

///

Tiny Jewish lesbians are taking over the earth, and getting married!!!

//my father will be so happy!!

87 goddamnedfrank  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:54:15am

re: #56 RogueOne

I didn’t say she was unqualified or shouldn’t be confirmed, just that I don’t like either of them. As a matter-of-fact, I don’t like 7 1/2 of them.

This should be instructive, who are the 1 1/2?

88 DaddyG  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:54:30am

re: #73 RogueOne

T. Jefferson.

Those darn Democratic Republicans. Its their fault. /

89 sattv4u2  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:54:39am

re: #86 SanFranciscoZionist

Tiny Jewish lesbians are taking over the earth, and getting married!!!

//my father will be so happy!!

Why,, is he a tiny Jewish lesbian !?!?!
//

90 RogueOne  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:54:53am

re: #82 garhighway

FTFY

You need to check your facts. Sometimes the meme isn’t reality.

91 darthstar  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:55:16am

re: #14 avanti

Actual comment from another blog:

“Please read the entire thing and you will see why I think Elena Kagan is not only a menace to the United States but may very well be a sleeper agent of either Saudi Arabia or Iran.



The woods are lovely, dark and deep…

92 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:55:21am

re: #32 webevintage

Yes.
I have no idea if she will or will not be any good…I’m not sure we ever really know until one has been there for awhile.
She seems brilliant.
Can’t do worse then Thomas.
But the post is about how ridiculous and over the top the push back to her confirmation is, not why anyone thinks she will do a good job.

I certainly am interesting in seeing how Kagan does, and am interested in hearing various opinions about her pros and cons.

However, this line of opposition to her is both insane and worrying.

93 What, me worry?  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:55:23am

re: #20 JasonA

Instead of asking what she was doing on Christmas, Graham should have asked Kagan what she was doing during Ramadan!

/

Dinner at a Chinese restaurant?

I’m trying to figure out why they’re trying to make her a Muslim. I mean, they have Buchanan to say some stupid anti-Semitic thing about her if they wanted to. They are certainly no strangers to that.

94 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:55:38am

re: #33 Cato the Elder

Well there are certain things that draw out even the most reluctant commenters.

OK. I’m back.

Andy Breitbart has a website named “Big Peace”?

I do believe he has mistaken the word “peace” for one of its homonyms.

Hurr-hurr. Cato said “homo”.

Hi Cato!!

95 darthstar  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:56:03am
96 Four More Tears  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:56:18am

re: #91 darthstar


The woods are lovely, dark and deep…

Very dark indeed. Dark as in no image.

97 wrenchwench  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:56:49am

re: #85 SanFranciscoZionist

I keep thinking I could make a fortune doing this shit, if only I didn’t mind the going to hell part. And the parents disowning me part. And the…well, you get the problem.

Scruples. Always getting in the way of making a buck.

98 CuriousLurker  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:56:49am

re: #78 SanFranciscoZionist

Chag sameach, by the way.

Thanks! (((SFZ)))

99 RogueOne  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:56:50am

re: #87 goddamnedfrank

This should be instructive, who are the 1 1/2?

Thomas is the only one I like. Scalia talks a good game but he’s as bad as the rest. Scalia is also a kagan fan which tells you all you need to know about her.

100 Vicious Babushka  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:58:27am

re: #22 CuriousLurker

Ramadan starts next week, so be on the lookout for new Ramadan-related conspiracy theories.

I am just happy that Jews only have six fast days, nicely spaced far apart over the year.

101 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:58:47am

re: #53 Dreggas

the real head exploder is once she approves Sharia law then doesn’t she get hung for holding a mans position or is she just kicked off the court?

No, she just has to dress like Iranian lady government officials on TV…the dark pantsuit with the long jacket, and a loose wraparound scarf. It’s a cute look, really.

102 avanti  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 11:59:20am

re: #93 marjoriemoon

Dinner at a Chinese restaurant?

I’m trying to figure out why they’re trying to make her a Muslim. I mean, they have Buchanan to say some stupid anti-Semitic thing about her if they wanted to. They are certainly no strangers to that.

It’s reported that she did not order pork fried rice, do you need any more proof ? Wait, that would be double dipping as a Jew/Muslim Shariah law plant. Or could the Jews all be secret Muslims ???

103 Obdicut  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:00:08pm

re: #41 RogueOne

Thomas is the only justice we have that consistently rules for the individual over the state, whether it’s about eminent domain or grandma growing marijuana in the backyard.

Heh. Except when it comes to police powers, of course.

This is over the top, but the cases it cites are real.

[Link: www.law.uga.edu…]

104 RogueOne  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:00:30pm

As evidence that Thomas is the only consistent vote for the individual look at the results of the Kelo/New London and the Gonzales/Raich votes and see what sole jurist voted for the individual in both cases.

105 sattv4u2  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:00:46pm

Damn, I hate this time of year

Girl, pickup driver killed in Mo. school bus crash

[Link: news.yahoo.com…]

We go a whole summer forgetting how to drive once school resumes!

106 researchok  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:00:48pm

re: #69 RogueOne

Because they’re all pro-state jurists. As long as it doesn’t come down to a contest of who has the power, the people or the federal government, they’re fine. The left side of the jurists will vote for individual rights, as long as it doesn’t conflict with a perceived federal power and the same with the right side of the aisle in regards to property rights.

I don’t have an answer to fix it, just complaints. grumble/grumble.

I have to think about that.

Off the bat, I’d say the Court is mandated to protect the nation as well as the individual. In an age of instant and mass communication, ‘insurrections’ of both the minor and major variety. The power of the individual has escalated with technology. There has to be a way to protect the interests of the nation.

Let me use an analogy.

It used to be that if one wanted to harm another state, huge armies were needed and great amounts of weaponry had to be assembled. Nowadays, a few chemicals, a guy with a mask, a wooden spoon and a bathtub can kill millions.

The courts have to be prepared to address those kinds of realities, to protect other individuals and the state.

107 RogueOne  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:01:17pm

re: #103 Obdicut

Heh. Except when it comes to police powers, of course.

This is over the top, but the cases it cites are real.

[Link: www.law.uga.edu…]

You and I have already had this argument, thomas isn’t perfect but he’s the best option we have.

108 CuriousLurker  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:01:34pm

re: #100 Alouette

I am just happy that Jews only have six fast days, nicely spaced far apart over the year.

The first week is the hardest. After that your body more or less adapts. This year’s going to be tough because the days are soooo long.

109 webevintage  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:01:47pm

OT:
No other reason to post this then to say how awesome looking our First Lady is.
[Link: tomandlorenzo2.blogspot.com…]


There I feel better.

No haters now.

110 Obdicut  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:02:34pm

re: #107 RogueOne

You and I have already had this argument, thomas isn’t perfect but he’s the best option we have.

Just stop saying he’s consistent, when he’s not at all consistent. It’s so far from the truth it’s ridiculous.

111 lawhawk  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:02:42pm

re: #72 DaddyG

John Marshall (he of Marbury v. Madison and judicial review).

112 goddamnedfrank  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:02:47pm

re: #99 RogueOne

Thomas is the only one I like. Scalia talks a good game but he’s as bad as the rest. Scalia is also a kagan fan which tells you all you need to know about her.

Thomas dissented in Lawrence v. Texas because he doesn’t agree with a right to privacy, even thought he found the law “uncommonly silly,” and said he hypothetically would have voted against it had he been in the legislature.

He voted to keep consensual sodomy a felony.

re: #41 RogueOne

Thomas is the only justice we have that consistently rules for the individual over the state, whether it’s about eminent domain or grandma growing marijuana in the backyard.

Just as long as grandpa ain’t fucking her in her ass.

113 RogueOne  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:03:16pm

WTF is wrong with Verizon? They start calling a day before my bill is due and then call multiple times a day until I finally pay it. I haven’t even received the paper bill yet but I’m paying it anyway just to make it stop.

114 darthstar  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:04:20pm

re: #109 webevintage

OT:
No other reason to post this then to say how awesome looking our First Lady is.
[Link: tomandlorenzo2.blogspot.com…]

There I feel better.

No haters now.

Nice outfit…Michelle has definitely raised the bar in the First Lady department.

115 Obdicut  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:04:27pm

re: #112 goddamnedfrank

Or just as long as it’s not cops who just kicked down your door without first presenting a warrant:

In Hudson v. Michigan, 126 S. Ct. 2159 (2006), Thomas was part of the five-Justice majority which held that when police violate the Fourth Amendment by effecting no-knock entry into a home to serve a search warrant, the evidence obtained inside will now be admissible in court.

116 CuriousLurker  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:05:29pm

re: #109 webevintage

OT:
No other reason to post this then to say how awesome looking our First Lady is.
[Link: tomandlorenzo2.blogspot.com…]

There I feel better.

No haters now.

I wish I had arms like hers. *sigh*

117 RogueOne  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:06:16pm

re: #110 Obdicut

Just stop saying he’s consistent, when he’s not at all consistent. It’s so far from the truth it’s ridiculous.

Would it make you feel better if I used the word “uniformly”? I noticed both times we’ve had this argument you’ve failed to mention another jurist that champions the right of the individual or tries to put a clamp on the abuse of the commerce clause. Why is that?

118 b_sharp  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:06:26pm

re: #116 CuriousLurker

I wish I had arms like hers. *sigh*

She is hawt.

119 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:06:28pm

re: #89 sattv4u2

Why,, is he a tiny Jewish lesbian !?!?!
//

No, he’s a six-foot Irish Catholic straight guy. He just likes lesbians. Very female-identified, my Dad. It’s that whole Marianist tradition.

120 sattv4u2  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:07:21pm

re: #114 darthstar

Nice outfit…Michelle has definitely raised the bar in the First Lady department.

Huh!?!?

Which recent 1st lady lowered the bar!?!?

121 RogueOne  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:07:25pm

re: #112 goddamnedfrank

Just as long as grandpa ain’t fucking her in her ass.

If it were a federal law the jurists would have switched sides. It’s all about who has the power.

122 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:07:59pm

re: #93 marjoriemoon

Dinner at a Chinese restaurant?

I’m trying to figure out why they’re trying to make her a Muslim. I mean, they have Buchanan to say some stupid anti-Semitic thing about her if they wanted to. They are certainly no strangers to that.

I believe she actually did say something like ‘Chinese dinner and a movie’ in response to that question. What it was actually supposed to elicit remains obscure to me.

And these days they think everybody they don’t like is a Muslim.

/”She’s always sayin’ death to somebody she don’t like.”

123 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:08:29pm

re: #97 wrenchwench

Scruples. Always getting in the way of making a buck.

They really do. My other big idea was to become a Kabbalah guru. Same problem.

124 What, me worry?  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:08:47pm

re: #122 SanFranciscoZionist

I believe she actually did say something like ‘Chinese dinner and a movie’ in response to that question. What it was actually supposed to elicit remains obscure to me.

And these days they think everybody they don’t like is a Muslim.

/”She’s always sayin’ death to somebody she don’t like.”

hehe I was making a joke.

When asked what she does on Christmas Eve, she said, “Like all good Jews, we go to a Chinese restaurant.” or something of that nature.

125 sattv4u2  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:09:04pm

re: #119 SanFranciscoZionist

No, he’s a six-foot Irish Catholic straight guy. He just likes lesbians. Very female-identified, my Dad. It’s that whole Marianist tradition.

Me too

My problem was/is they didn’t identify with ME much !!

{sigh}!!

126 RogueOne  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:09:17pm

k, verizon paid. I’m out. See you tonight folks.

127 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:09:25pm

re: #105 sattv4u2

Damn, I hate this time of year

Girl, pickup driver killed in Mo. school bus crash

[Link: news.yahoo.com…]

We go a whole summer forgetting how to drive once school resumes!

Schools start early in Missouri.

128 windsagio  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:10:03pm

re: #121 RogueOne

Or thomas is a hack >>

129 Slumbering Behemoth Stinks  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:10:06pm
Brim is also one of the biggest boosters in America of European fascist groups; she’s completely convinced that neo-Nazis and white supremacists are her friends in the battle against the evil Muslim horde. Deranged doesn’t even begin to describe her.

I was relatively new here when the anti-jihad blog split was happening, and I was very impressed with the principled stance Charles took in not aligning himself with the euro-fascists simply because they too were anti-jihad. Much respect, dude.

130 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:10:08pm

re: #108 CuriousLurker

The first week is the hardest. After that your body more or less adapts. This year’s going to be tough because the days are sooo long.

Yeah, it’s a long day. Tank up in the evenings/early mornings, and make sure you get your carbs, ‘kay?

131 sattv4u2  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:10:43pm

re: #127 SanFranciscoZionist

Schools start early in Missouri.

here (Georgia) also

Some started two weeks ago, others this week

My son starts next Tuesday (he’s at orientation today)

132 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:11:25pm

re: #109 webevintage

OT:
No other reason to post this then to say how awesome looking our First Lady is.
[Link: tomandlorenzo2.blogspot.com…]

There I feel better.

No haters now.

Wow. That top is the absolute awesome.

It wouldn’t look nearly as good on me, though.

133 sattv4u2  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:11:35pm

re: #127 SanFranciscoZionist

re: #131 sattv4u2

here (Georgia) also

Some started two weeks ago, others this week

My son starts next Tuesday (he’s at orientation today)

One county here is even year round

8 weeks of school, two weeks off

Repeat ! (except for 3 weeks off around Christmas, iirc)

134 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:11:44pm

re: #114 darthstar

Nice outfit…Michelle has definitely raised the bar in the First Lady department.

Well, the first lady clothes department…I liked Laura a great deal.

135 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:12:07pm

re: #116 CuriousLurker

I wish I had arms like hers. *sigh*

I wish I had that height.

136 CuriousLurker  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:13:15pm

re: #130 SanFranciscoZionist

Yeah, it’s a long day. Tank up in the evenings/early mornings, and make sure you get your carbs, ‘kay?

Will do. ;o)

137 windsagio  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:13:35pm

Also briefly,

CALLED IT!

/ducks!

138 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:14:00pm

re: #123 SanFranciscoZionist

They really do. My other big idea was to become a Kabbalah guru. Same problem.

Why can’t I think of any business plans that don’t end in eternal damnation??

139 Obdicut  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:14:38pm

re: #117 RogueOne

Would it make you feel better if I used the word “uniformly”? I noticed both times we’ve had this argument you’ve failed to mention another jurist that champions the right of the individual or tries to put a clamp on the abuse of the commerce clause. Why is that?

No. He’s not ‘uniformly’ either.

Most of the other ‘liberal’ justices champion the rights of individuals— especially when it comes to privacy— inconsistently. Just as Thomas is incredibly inconsistent, tending to side with police and prosecutors in almost every case.

140 lawhawk  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:14:48pm

re: #127 SanFranciscoZionist

It was a camp trip outing to an amusement park. The bus rear ended a truck, and then a second bus rearended them. What a mess.

141 CuriousLurker  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:16:41pm

I have this mental picture of you being a short little ball of energy that exudes goodwill & practicality, but doesn’t suffer fools. Oh, and you have dark curly hair (and possibly glasses).

142 DaddyG  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:18:10pm

re: #109 webevintage

OT:
No other reason to post this then to say how awesome looking our First Lady is.
[Link: tomandlorenzo2.blogspot.com…]


There I feel better.

No haters now.

She’s just looking fabulous to punish Barak for not leaving work to join her. “OK Mr. All Important President- how do you like being alone on our birthday now?” //

143 RadicalModerate  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:18:10pm

Still watching C-Span2 with the closing speeches before the Kagan confirmation vote.

Mitch McConnell is in straw-grasping mode for opposition. Kagan should not be confirmed because of her friendship with President Obama, as the Federalist Papers mentioned that nominations shouldn’t be based on personal relationships.

144 CuriousLurker  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:18:17pm

re: #134 SanFranciscoZionist

Well, the first lady clothes department…I liked Laura a great deal.

I liked her clothes too. And her.

145 CuriousLurker  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:18:57pm

re: #142 DaddyG

She’s just looking fabulous to punish Barak for not leaving work to join her. “OK Mr. All Important President- how do you like being alone on our birthday now?” //

LMAO!

146 SanFranciscoZionist  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:22:17pm

re: #141 CuriousLurker

I have this mental picture of you being a short little ball of energy that exudes goodwill & practicality, but doesn’t suffer fools. Oh, and you have dark curly hair (and possibly glasses).

If you’re speaking to me, you’re close-ish. I’m five-six, so medium-sized, and wavy rather than curly.

Glasses, yes.

:)

147 CuriousLurker  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:25:55pm

re: #146 SanFranciscoZionist

If you’re speaking to me, you’re close-ish. I’m five-six, so medium-sized, and wavy rather than curly.

Glasses, yes.

:)

Oh, duh. Yeah, I was speaking to you. Good to know I was close-ish. :)

148 RadicalModerate  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:31:02pm

Kagan confirmation vote starting now.

149 b_sharp  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:38:36pm

re: #137 windsagio

Also briefly,

CALLED IT!

/ducks!

Don’t be bad.

150 b_sharp  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:39:45pm

re: #141 CuriousLurker

I have this mental picture of you being a short little ball of energy that exudes goodwill & practicality, but doesn’t suffer fools. Oh, and you have dark curly hair (and possibly glasses).

I have a mental picture of both of you nekid.

Damn, men are pigs.

151 Targetpractice  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:43:00pm

And she’s confirmed. That popping sound you hear is not champagne corks, but wingnut heads imploding. If you’re going out today, remember to wear a rain slicker or at least bring an umbrella, to avoid getting brain matter on your clothes.

152 windsagio  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:43:45pm

re: #149 b_sharp

Just had to make the point, don’t worry everything will be back to normal now :)

153 steve_davis  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:45:48pm

My favorite post from the Brim column so far: “We (Jews) call people like Kagan a self-hating Jew. Very simple. “

Yes, and we self-hating Jews, also known as Anglicans, call people like you morons! :-)

154 sliv_the_eli  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:58:54pm

re: #26 rwdflynavy

I agree, but wish our presidents had the fortituide to nominate the best and brightest for a job so important and then stand by the choice instead of looking for nominees who have so sparse a record - whether as a judge or scholar — that the people are denied a real debate on the nominee. And that goes for liberal-Dem nominations as well as conservative-Repub ones.

155 Obdicut  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 12:59:53pm

re: #154 sliv_the_eli

What are you talking about? She doesn’t have a sparse record.

156 sliv_the_eli  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 1:04:10pm

re: #32 webevintage

Case in point, I think someone pointed out yesterday that Judge Walker was originally nominated by President Reagan and denied a federal judgeship because he was perceived as being anti-gay.

157 sliv_the_eli  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 1:05:36pm

re: #155 Obdicut

None as a judge, since she was not one, and her scholarly writings are, for someone being nominated for the USSC, relatively sparse.

158 Spare O'Lake  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 1:12:09pm

Kagan is a shoe-in for confirmation and has been from the get-go.
But she is not quite as physically attractive as Michelle Obama.

159 Obdicut  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 1:14:29pm

re: #157 sliv_the_eli

None as a judge, since she was not one, and her scholarly writings are, for someone being nominated for the USSC, relatively sparse.

You don’t need to have a record as a judge. And she has a very long and substantial record.

Sheesh, this is the wimpiest of the assaults on her, but it’s probably the most annoying.

160 sliv_the_eli  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 1:34:32pm

re: #159 Obdicut

It’s the wimpiest of assaults, because it was not one. To the contrary, I believe that Dean Kagan is highly intelligent, articulate and ethical, and will serve the nation well, regardless of her political view point. I also believe that a President is entitled to tremendous deference in his or her choice of nominee.

I was merely musing about the tendency of presidents, on both “sides of the aisle”, to place a premium on avoiding bruising confirmation battles. Some might say that the system has been working, by forcing presidents to avoid extreme nominees, but I rather suspect that the nation is also being denied the services of some of our brightest scholars - of both the left and the right — as a result.

161 sliv_the_eli  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 1:36:28pm

And allow me to be the first, on this thread at least, to congratulate Dean Kagan on her confirmation. May she live a long life and serve the nation well.

162 Obdicut  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 1:40:25pm

re: #160 sliv_the_eli

Saying she’s not among the best and the brightest is, indeed, a snidely passive-aggressive attack.

Nice backpedaling, though.

163 sliv_the_eli  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 1:50:09pm

re: #162 Obdicut


“Among” the best and brightest is a relative term. Compared to me, she brilliant. As a legal scholar, she’s upper tier, but there are better.

164 Obdicut  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 1:52:39pm

re: #163 sliv_the_eli

“Among” the best and brightest is a relative term. Compared to me, she brilliant. As a legal scholar, she’s upper tier, but there are better.

That’s fine if that’s your opinion. Just don’t pretend you’re not attacking her by saying that. Sheesh.

165 sliv_the_eli  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 2:08:20pm

re: #164 Obdicut

OK, point well taken. Never let it be said I can’t admit my mistakes (but please don’t tell the kids, they still think I know everything).

166 Romantic Heretic  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 2:14:40pm

re: #27 wrenchwench

Breitbart only needs one blog title: Big Business. Anti-Muslim “punditry” has become such an important business model that even Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, who I used to admire, has gone to work for Breitbart, and writes stuff like this:

Anything to fan the flames of clickage. He’s also come out against what he calls the “Ground Zero Mosque”.

BigPeace, eh?

Nothing more peaceful than a graveyard.

167 Spare O'Lake  Thu, Aug 5, 2010 2:19:58pm

re: #160 sliv_the_eli

It’s the wimpiest of assaults, because it was not one. To the contrary, I believe that Dean Kagan is highly intelligent, articulate and ethical, and will serve the nation well, regardless of her political view point. I also believe that a President is entitled to tremendous deference in his or her choice of nominee.

I was merely musing about the tendency of presidents, on both “sides of the aisle”, to place a premium on avoiding bruising confirmation battles. Some might say that the system has been working, by forcing presidents to avoid extreme nominees, but I rather suspect that the nation is also being denied the services of some of our brightest scholars - of both the left and the right — as a result.

It’s a price the great American system pays for the check and balance of the legislative confirmation process upon the power of the executive.

168 ClaudeMonet  Fri, Aug 6, 2010 12:31:14am

re: #12 Dreggas

Don’t forget Newt and his prediction that gay marriage will now be mandatory because of the *cough*lesbian*cough* kagan.

OK, if being over 50 and single means you’re gay, a hell of a lot of people have just been “outed”. Marriage isn’t for everyone, including a lot of people who are married.


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There Is No Such Thing as “Mild” CovidRead this thread. The good news down at the end is that full vaccination does help mitigate long Covid. Nevertheless, you don't want to get a "mild" case of Covid. PSA: COVID-19 isn’t “just a cold,” isn’t “a respiratory virus,” ...
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