Right Wingers Already Having an Orgy of Conspiracy Theories About Scalia’s Death

Apocalyptic meltdowns all over the wingnutosphere
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Yes, of course the right wing blogs and media sites are already overflowing with conspiracy theories about Antonin Scalia. Every single wingnut site is packed with them. Here are a few examples out of too many thousands to count:

And some more from Breitbart “News:”

In my heart of hearts I believe Scalia met the same fate as Andrew Breitbart, he was only 49. Then the coroner who was going to report his findings was poisoned.
There is pure evil at work here.

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Antisemetic NaziJew Puppet master evildudes George Schwartz- Soros plan for his collapse of America and his dream utopia NewWorldOrder! Making his young apprentice darthvader HUSSEINobama dictator of the NewWorldOrder. For the islamcaliphate began with the illegal election of one of Islams own as president of US in 2008!

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The 2nd Amendment is now literally on a precipice. The countdown has begun.

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America teeters at the brink of self destruction. There is nothing left but a shadow of a once great nation under God, and the sun is setting. While the country, America, disappears; there are still many true Americans. It is up to us to right this ship - by any means.

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Was it natural causes or ‘encouraged’ ?

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This would be the PERFECT place to pull a dirty deed. 300 miles south of the nearest interstate. 3 police officers including the chief. 52 miles from the border. 555 families in the entire town. Resort in the middle of nowhere, literally.

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I’ve never met anyone more evil than a Leftist. They have 3 kinds of hate. Self-hate, jealous hate for their own and hate for everyone who disagrees with them. I REALLY don’t know why Conservatives don’t pound these haters daily for being such evil people. They seethe. We have to start letting the world know their main motivators are their own weakness, jealousy, greed for what others have and hate, hate, hate.

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he got breitbarted.

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This could be the official death knell of conservative America as we know it. Remember the year 2016 folks.

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Potasium Nitrate

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Very strange that this great man dies suddenly when so much is at stake. I can’t help but be suspicious of the liberal left.

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I know this is not funny but my foreign born (now US cit) Wife said immediately after the news of Justice Scalia’s death “The leftists have so much to gain, I wouldn’t rule out poisoning”.

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They need to do a double autopsy to make sure the Obola crowd had nothing to do with Scalia’s death…

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Poisoned. Just like Andrew Brietbart Right. Before he had something on Obama before reelected. And BHOs grandmother. The link to his true past.

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No one around him when he died, no one witnessed his death. Red flag no. 1

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Vince Foster please check your email.

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I suspect foul play.

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Did Obama kill Scalia? And did Obama kill Loretta Fuddy, the individual responsible for authenticating Barack Hussein Obama’s long form birth certificate? She was the only ONE of NINE passengers to die in a plane crash 1/2 mile off the coast of Hawaii. And why is there almost NO documentation available confirming Obama’s mythical “life story?”

And that’s just from the first few pages!

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152 comments

1
retired cynic  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:15:48pm

Driftglass has a say: “Reports of Clarence Thomas showing up in John Roberts’ office asking “Are you my daddy now?” remain unconfirmed.”

driftglass.blogspot.com

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freetoken  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:16:18pm

CBS Newsfeed has on Ms. Bullet Necklace:

cbsnews.com

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Viscous Obama  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:16:20pm

wellthereitis.jpg

McConnell is setting a very weird precedent, and in actuality, weakening the legislative branch here, even if he “wins.”

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Dr. Matt  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:17:22pm

I already figured it out…..

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retired cynic  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:20:11pm

re: #2 freetoken

CBS Newsfeed has on Ms. Bullet Necklace:

cbsnews.com

Disgusting female person.

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Reality Based Steve  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:20:53pm

Of course they are. I was reading a piece that one of the things that seems to be a common trait among those who buy into conspiracy theories is that they feel like they have little to no control over their own lives, and that by having the mystical “others” pulling the strings it’s not their fault.

Because overweight men in who are 80 never just drop dead from a cardiac arrest (or could it be…. ricin?)

RBS

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freetoken  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:21:27pm
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freetoken  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:21:45pm
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Reality Based Steve  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:22:40pm

re: #8 freetoken

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because it’s perfectly OK as long as you’re not holding the bible high?

RBS

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Kragar  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:22:49pm

What are the odds that an overweight 79 year old man just “drops dead”?

Obviously Obama is to blame

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freetoken  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:24:33pm

Why are these CBS talking heads pretending they are going to get serious policy answers from Ms. Bullets?

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freetoken  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:24:52pm

… this is going to be hard to sit through for 3 hours…

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Dark_Falcon  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:25:07pm

re: #4 Dr. Matt

I already figured it out…..

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The man just died and you say that? Go Fuck Yourself.

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Dr. Matt  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:25:36pm

BREAKING:

Posted by The Onion on Saturday, February 13, 2016
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Belafon  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:25:37pm

re: #6 Reality Based Steve

Of course they are. I was reading a piece that one of the things that seems to be a common trait among those who buy into conspiracy theories is that they feel like they have little to no control over their own lives, and that by having the mystical “others” pulling the strings it’s not their fault.

Because overweight men in who are 80 never just drop dead from a cardiac arrest (or could it be…. ricin?)

RBS

*cough*Religion*cough*

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Dr. Matt  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:25:58pm

re: #13 Dark_Falcon

The man just died and you say that? Go Fuck Yourself.

Change your panties, cupcake.

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Testy Toad T  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:28:00pm

re: #16 Dr. Matt

Change your panties, cupcake.

There’s plenty of space to observe that as a Supreme Court Justice, Antonin Scalia held wretched, backward views that had life-altering (and regularly ending) negative consequences for thousands if not millions of people, without actually resorting to personal attacks or saying he was a bad enough person to have his grave danced upon.

Better men than I have tried to actually thread the needle between those two observations, but I’m pretty sure there’s daylight in there somewhere.

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Aunty Entity Dragon  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:28:07pm

re: #16 Dr. Matt

Change your panties, cupcake.

Let it go.

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Dr. Matt  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:30:05pm

re: #18 Aunty Entity Dragon

Let it go.

Oh, I did. I could have told the hurt little princess to go Fuck Herself, but….I didn’t.

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Jay C  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:30:13pm

re: #10 Kragar

What are the odds that an overweight 79 year old man just “drops dead”?

Obviously Obama is to blame

Actually, AFAICR, Scalia was one of those Justices for whom the ups and downs of any health issues he might/might not have had wasn’t fodder for the glorified gossip-columns that pass for political reportage in this country. His health, whenever the subject came up, was generally thought to be OK. Unlike, say, Ruth Bader Ginsburg or Anthony Kennedy: every cold or dizzy spell is taken as an impending visit from The Reaper (whom we know keeps to his own schedule!).

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Dark_Falcon  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:30:34pm

If anyone has a Disqus account a wants to help whack some foul trolls Charles C. Cooke’s piece on removing Ted Nugent from his NRA post could use some additional sane people.

These white nationalist assholes are nothing if not persistent.

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:30:46pm

As Sergey posted in the previous thread: RIP. I agree with that.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:32:31pm
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Skip Intro  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:32:34pm

re: #12 freetoken

… this is going to be hard to sit through for 3 hours…

Stomach churning, nausea inducing.

I admire your fortitude.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:32:53pm

And now Chuck Grassley is coming out saying that Obama shouldn’t nominate anyone and that it’s been precedent not to for 80 years, yet in 88 kennedy was nominated during an election year.

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Viscous Obama  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:33:01pm

look away falcon

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Skip Intro  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:33:55pm

re: #23 Charles Johnson

See, calling Obama a murderer, that’s ok. Saying you’re not sorry he’s dead, big no-no.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:35:15pm
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freetoken  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:37:04pm

These talking heads on CBS sucking up to the candidates’ spokespeople… what can I say? How desperate do these broadcasters have to be to totally give up any sense of journalism or independence?

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BeachDem  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:37:57pm

Obama’s grandmother was murdered to protect some secret? Seriously? That one I hadn’t heard before.

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Dr. Matt  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:38:10pm

Modern konservatism: Obama had Breitbart and Scalia killed, sent D’Souza to jail, and his birth certificate is fake.

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:40:07pm

re: #2 freetoken

CBS Newsfeed has on Ms. Bullet Necklace:

cbsnews.com

I clicked because I think she’s kinda hot in that necklace, but I just caught the CBS announcer in some kind of floral leopard print. Oh, my eyes.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:40:27pm

never mind

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Dr. Matt  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:42:28pm

re: #33 The Vicious Babushka

Erick Erickson said this when Souter retired==>

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That’s rather tame by today’s RW standards.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:43:28pm

Augh, New Threaded! Well I’m reposting anyway.

Chic - Le Freak (Freak Out) A OLD SCHOOL CLASSIC

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ObserverArt  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:43:35pm

re: #33 The Vicious Babushka

never mind

It’s probably best.

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freetoken  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:44:20pm

One of the talking heads actually asked the Cruz rep a hard question… about those mailers. She didn’t really have an answer.

The talking head asked from where the Cruz campaign pulled those voting % numbers in the mailers. Cruz rep just said “we stand by those numbers.”

Good question. Guess one of the talking heads actually came prepared.

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Dark_Falcon  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:44:45pm

re: #26 Viscous Obama

look away falcon

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There’s a difference between going after someone who just died and going after a follower of that person. The former is out of bounds and wrong while the latter is near the boundary but not over it.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:44:55pm
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TedStriker  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:46:02pm

re: #26 Viscous Obama

look away falcon

Sorry, I’m trying to be respectful, but that was just too funny:

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Charles Johnson  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:46:49pm
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The alpuzzzzz from Wisconsin  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:47:04pm

re: #39 The Vicious Babushka

uh, wha?

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Charles Johnson  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:47:43pm
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Dark_Falcon  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:48:25pm

re: #39 The Vicious Babushka

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ObserverArt  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:48:28pm

re: #38 Dark_Falcon

There’s a difference between going after someone who just died and going after a follower of that person. The former is out of bounds and wrong while the latter is near the boundary but not over it.

Is coming out and saying you’re going to block Obama in the same time frame any better?

My thinking is no better, that too is putting politics above decency.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:48:49pm

re: #39 The Vicious Babushka

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That guys like Kurt are helping to start…?

We won’t have milestones and fulfilled prophecies unless assholes insist on fulfilling them…

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Reality Based Steve  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:49:34pm

And in a lighter mood, here’s what the top goggle search for valentines day presents are by state….

What you’re getting your beloved….

I live right on the border of Tennessee and Kentucky. I’m so screwed.

RBS

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Charles Johnson  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:49:37pm
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Aye Pod  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:49:40pm
IT WAS RICIN PEOPLE #LOL

I wonder if maybe Scalia discovered that Obama has been running a huge international meth operation out of the basement of the Whitehouse for the last seven years? Dunno, just askin’.

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Major Tom  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:49:53pm

re: #43 Charles Johnson

Well of course he intends to.

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Dr. Matt  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:50:10pm

re: #42 The alpuzzzzz from Wisconsin

uh, wha?

Wasn’t Kurt Schlichter the RWNJ that was bragging about loading up magazines/stroking himself on the night of the Paris attacks?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:50:13pm

re: #43 Charles Johnson

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Good. He should. He’s got 11 months left in his presidency.

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calochortus  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:50:51pm

Well, here it is-what I thought was a slow news day-and check in here.

I think we can all say we’re happy Scalia is off the court. It would have been better if he had resigned, but I’m not hugely surprised that he died. I wonder if how long the GOP will try to stall the confirmation of a replacement.

This is just a drive by since I need to go start cooking dinner. Be back this evening.

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ObserverArt  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:51:11pm

re: #47 Reality Based Steve

And in a lighter mood, here’s what the top goggle search for valentines day presents are by state….

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I live right on the border of Tennessee and Kentucky. I’m so screwed.

RBS

So…a tattoo of a sex toy is in your future? /

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Dr. Matt  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:51:33pm

re: #52 HappyWarrior

Good. He should. He’s got 11 months left in his presidency.

Yeah, but he’s Black. The 3/5th’s law is back in effect.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:51:44pm

re: #47 Reality Based Steve

Only a quarter of those are things I would find personally acceptable in regards to giving in a relationship. In either direction.

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freetoken  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:51:47pm

re: #41 Charles Johnson

Are we praying to Scalia now?

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HappyWarrior  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:51:48pm

re: #45 ObserverArt

Is coming out and saying you’re going to block Obama in the same time frame any better?

My thinking is no better, that too is putting politics above decency.

Exactly. DF, can you tell us a good reason why the President shouldn’t be able to choose a successor Justice Scalia? Really there’s no legitimate reason I think outside blind partisanship. If you guys want to object to who he picks fine but seriously fuck y’all for saying you’ll block anyone he picks.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:52:21pm

re: #55 Dr. Matt

Yeah, but he’s Black. The 3/5th’s law is back in effect.

Silly me. :)

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The alpuzzzzz from Wisconsin  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:52:34pm

re: #47 Reality Based Steve

And in a lighter mood, here’s what the top goggle search for valentines day presents are by state….

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I live right on the border of Tennessee and Kentucky. I’m so screwed.

RBS

I gotta say Iowa came through on that one.

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freetoken  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:52:35pm

re:

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:52:48pm

re: #47 Reality Based Steve

And in a lighter mood, here’s what the top goggle search for valentines day presents are by state….

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I live right on the border of Tennessee and Kentucky. I’m so screwed.

RBS

Indiana: romantic getaway (in a Penski truck).

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Billy Batts  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:52:55pm

Is it correct to say that the number one issue in the campaign is now the SCOTUS?

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jaunte  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:53:04pm

re: #47 Reality Based Steve

Looks like people in New York have a lot of real estate money to throw around.

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Ziggy_TARDIS  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:53:15pm

re: #56 Ziggy_TARDIS

Ok, I raise that to 50%.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:53:29pm

re: #53 calochortus

Well, here it is-what I thought was a slow news day-and check in here.

I think we can all say we’re happy Scalia is off the court. It would have been better if he had resigned, but I’m not hugely surprised that he died. I wonder if how long the GOP will try to stall the confirmation of a replacement.

This is just a drive by since I need to go start cooking dinner. Be back this evening.

Sounds about right to me. I am not happy he died. I would have been glad if he just resigned since I think he acted like a brat over recent decisions he dissented on. But I ralize the man was also a father and grandfather.

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PhillyPretzel  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:54:26pm

re: #47 Reality Based Steve

I prefer NJ’s ideas of a valentines day gift. The traditional box of chocolates.

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calochortus  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:54:53pm

re: #66 HappyWarrior

Sounds about right to me. I am not happy he died. I would have been glad if he just resigned since I think he acted like a brat over recent decisions he dissented on. But I ralize the man was also a father and grandfather.

It seems to me he had been a little, shall we say erratic, over the last several months. I wonder if it was health-related?

Anyway, really heading off to start dinner now.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:54:54pm

Counting down to Schlichter’s usual comeback:

“There you go, trying to get me to pay attention to you. Get me another latte from that coffee shop where you work to serve me, the mighty General Wildman.”

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gocart mozart  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:55:02pm

re: #39 The Vicious Babushka

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Kragar  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:55:28pm

re: #48 Charles Johnson

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HappyWarrior  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:55:39pm

I remember some of the wingnuts I knew crying that Souter should have retired under a Republican president because a Republican appointed him. Uh no, that’s not how it works. H.W Bush got to replace Marshall with Thomas and no one objected a Democratic appointee being replaced by a Republican appointee.

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Reality Based Steve  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:55:44pm

re: #60 The alpuzzzzz from Wisconsin

I gotta say Iowa came through on that one.

Well, I can use the tandem bike while doing RAGBRAI with my Love Doll as we’re sporting matching His & Her Tattoos. Trifecta!

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freetoken  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:55:54pm

re: #63 Billy Batts

Is it correct to say that the number on issue in the campaign is the SCOTUS now?

ISLAMIC TERRORISM

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Dr. Matt  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:56:19pm

re: #47 Reality Based Steve

And in a lighter mood, here’s what the top goggle search for valentines day presents are by state….

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I live right on the border of Tennessee and Kentucky. I’m so screwed.

RBS

Tennessee: Cheap Sex Toys

LOL

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HappyWarrior  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:56:27pm

re: #68 calochortus

It seems to me he had been a little, shall we say erratic, over the last several months. I wonder if it was health-related?

Anyway, really heading off to start dinner now.

I dunno. Haven’t seen a cause of death yet. But at that age, death can be sudden. My own grandfather was thirteen years younger when he died suddenly.

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:56:35pm

re: #70 gocart mozart

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Who wants to bet that we’ll see a mini-spike in gun sales next week?

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freetoken  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:56:58pm

At least there is no undercard any more.

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Billy Batts  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:57:26pm

“Mere factual innocence is no reason not to carry out a death sentence properly reached.”
-Antonin Scalia

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HappyWarrior  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:57:32pm

re: #77 Barefoot Grin

Who wants to bet that we’ll see a mini-spike in gun sales next week?

Wouldn’t shock me.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:57:39pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:58:00pm

re: #79 Billy Batts

“Mere factual innocence is no reason not to carry out a death sentence properly reached.”
-Antonin Scalia

Thanks for reminding me why I barfed whenever I saw him cited as a model Supreme Court judge.

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Dark_Falcon  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:58:25pm

re: #47 Reality Based Steve

And in a lighter mood, here’s what the top goggle search for valentines day presents are by state….

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I live right on the border of Tennessee and Kentucky. I’m so screwed.

RBS

Chocolate Fondue as the most popular gift in Illinois?

I never knew Geja’s was THAT popular this time of year. (Those who have heard a concert at Lincoln Park West may know of this place or have eaten there. It’s located a block west of LPW on Armitage.)

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:58:44pm

I’m picturing this conspiracy like a bad movie, where a glove-wearing Obama pumps round after round into Scalia, stubs out his Kool Menthol on the floor of the ranch bedroom, and then frames Cruz for the killing… AND ONLY THE INTERNET FINDS OUT TEH TROOF

Starring: James Woods, some guy with a beard, and a special appearance by Alex Jones

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:59:09pm

re: #80 HappyWarrior

Wouldn’t shock me.

First comment in the local news report online: “There goes the 2nd amendment” followed by nodding heads.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:59:23pm

re: #81 Charles Johnson

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He should do it like he would if Scalia had died after his election or re-election. There is no legitimate reason why President Obama should not be able to choose a successor. I am glad the Republicans are petrified because it’s high time the court swung back to the left. We may never get another Warren Court but we can do better than what we have had in the years since.

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Aye Pod  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:59:39pm

re: #79 Billy Batts

“Mere factual innocence is no reason not to carry out a death sentence properly reached.”
-Antonin Scalia

Hey at least he wasn’t something really bad like a ‘criminal’, right?/

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HappyWarrior  Feb 13, 2016 • 4:59:45pm

re: #85 Barefoot Grin

First comment in the local news report online: “There goes the 2nd amendment” followed by nodding heads.

It is is just so fuckin’ typical.

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Reality Based Steve  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:00:09pm

re: #84 Pawn of the Oppressor

I’m picturing this conspiracy like a bad movie, where a glove-wearing Obama pumps round after round into Scalia, stubs out his Kool Menthol on the floor of the ranch bedroom, and then frames Cruz for the killing… AND ONLY THE INTERNET FINDS OUT TEH TROOF

It’s a well know fact that the character “Cancer Man” in the X-files was based on Obama /True_Fact_I_Just_Made_Up

RBS

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The alpuzzzzz from Wisconsin  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:00:55pm

re: #73 Reality Based Steve

Well, I can use the tandem bike while doing RAGBRAI with my Love Doll as we’re sporting matching His & Her Tattoos. Trifecta!

Ha! Well played.

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Billy Batts  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:01:08pm

re: #90 The Vicious Babushka

That is just, just, just…beautiful.

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Aunty Entity Dragon  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:01:13pm
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TedStriker  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:01:31pm

re: #84 Pawn of the Oppressor

I’m picturing this conspiracy like a bad movie, where a glove-wearing Obama pumps round after round into Scalia, stubs out his Kool Menthol on the floor of the ranch bedroom, and then frames Cruz for the killing… AND ONLY THE INTERNET FINDS OUT TEH TROOF

However, I could dig President Obama as Jules and VP Biden as Vincent Vega in the beginning apartment scene of Pulp Fiction.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:01:35pm

Right as I predicted!

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freetoken  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:01:40pm

… analytics guy talking about tweets… as if they matter.

Sure, Rubio’s heat went up at the last debate, but it wasn’t support. All those tweets were making fun of him.

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Dr. Matt  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:01:42pm

re: #72 HappyWarrior

I remember some of the wingnuts I knew crying that Souter should have retired under a Republican president because a Republican appointed him. Uh no, that’s not how it works. H.W Bush got to replace Marshall with Thomas and no one objected a Democratic appointee being replaced by a Republican appointee.

As usual, conservatives are moving the goalposts:

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HappyWarrior  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:01:57pm

re: #90 The Vicious Babushka

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I’d die of laughter if that happened. I think he’d actually be great on the court. He’s one of our most brilliant legal minds as president since Taft. I don’t like a lot of what Taft stood for but the guy was an astute legal mind.

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Barefoot Grin  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:02:00pm

re: #88 HappyWarrior

It is is just so fuckin’ typical.

It’s getting to the point where, like an alcoholic, pretty much anything is a justification.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:02:17pm

re: #93 Aunty Entity Dragon

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Kurt would like that second civil war wouldn’t he? Nice job CNN.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:02:50pm

re: #99 Barefoot Grin

It’s getting to the point where, like an alcoholic, pretty much anything is a justification.

No kidding. Obama criticized gun violence. Well time to buy more guns. God find a more fucking constructive hobby than hoarding guns.

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Pawn of the Oppressor  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:03:01pm

re: #89 Reality Based Steve

It’s a well know fact that the character “Cancer Man” in the X-files was based on Obama /True_Fact_I_Just_Made_Up

RBS

Michael Bay can rewrite his Benghazi sequel to fit this in. He’s got time.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:03:13pm

re: #97 Dr. Matt

As usual, conservatives are moving the goalposts:

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The goal post is at the baseball stadium now.

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ausador  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:03:17pm

Uhh no, it just hasn’t happened in the last 80 years except for Justice Kennedy’s nomination. How often do Supreme Court justices die during the fourth year of a President’s term? Not like it is a frequent event.

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Kragar  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:03:26pm
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Charles Johnson  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:04:31pm
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Aunty Entity Dragon  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:05:08pm
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Dr. Matt  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:05:12pm
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Dark_Falcon  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:05:46pm

re: #103 HappyWarrior

The goal post is at the baseball stadium now.

No, they took the concrete goalpost bases out of Wrigley Field during a renovation a years ago.

Chicago reference

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:06:00pm

re: #17 Testy Toad T

Better men than I have tried to actually thread the needle between those two observations, but I’m pretty sure there’s daylight in there somewhere.

Scalia did have some moments of lucidiy where he wasn’t in 100% lockstep with the conservative worldview-but they were few and far between, and he definitely was a hypocrite in his application of his Catholic faith on his rulings.

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Dr. Matt  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:07:13pm

I hate, HATE embedding a Snowden tweet, but he’s dead on with this one:

Forgive me lizards.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:07:18pm

re: #104 ausador

Uhh no, it just hasn’t happened in the last 80 years except for Justice Kennedy’s nomination. How often do Supreme Court justices die during the fourth year of a President’s term? Not like it is a frequent event.

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Kennedy was submitted to the Senate in November of ‘87 to be fair after Reagan’s first was rejected and the second withdrew but as you got at it is a rare event. And LBJ actually did nominate two in 1968. FDR in 1940 also. No Republicans have but none of the Republicans have had a vacancy come up like this either and I think if they had, it’s fair to assume they would have too because that’s the President’s fucking job. I really am so sick of the GOP’s obstructionist bullshit. God just admit that you don’t want him to do his job because you don’t respect him. It would be honest at least.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:08:07pm

I don’t know why I love baiting Kurt Schlichter so very much. But I do.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:08:55pm

re: #111 Dr. Matt

I hate, HATE embedding a Snowden tweet, but he’s dead on with this one:

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Forgive me lizards.

Heh he’s right and being obstructionist assholes would give the Dem nominee and DSCC great arguments to get the Senate back in good hands. Really if they do this, I think they’re going to regret it big time.

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TedStriker  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:09:20pm

re: #112 HappyWarrior

Kennedy was submitted to the court in November of ‘87 to be fair after Reagan’s first was rejected and the second withdrew but as you got at it is a rare event. And LBJ actually did nominate two in 1968. FDR in 1940 also. No Republicans have but none of the Republicans have had a vacancy come up like this either and I think if they had, it’s fair to assume they would have too because that’s the President’s fucking job. I really am so sick of the GOP’s obstructionist bullshit. God just admit that you don’t want him to do his job because you don’t respect him. It would be honest at least.

It doesn’t just boil down to the GOP disrespecting the President, it’s full-on, bone-deep hate because he’s too uppity for them.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:09:50pm

re: #115 TedStriker

It doesn’t just boil down to the GOP disrespecting the President, it’s full-on, bone-deep hate because he’s too uppity for them.

Right, that’s absolutely right. They outright hate the man and it’s because of the color of his skin.

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Reality Based Steve  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:10:29pm

re: #113 Charles Johnson

I don’t know why I love baiting Kurt Schlichter so very much. But I do.

It’s just the caffeine from the coffee shop talking Charles.

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Bubblehead II  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:10:32pm

re: #20 Jay C

Actually, AFAICR, Scalia was one of those Justices for whom the ups and downs of any health issues he might/might not have had wasn’t fodder for the glorified gossip-columns that pass for political reportage in this country. His health, whenever the subject came up, was generally thought to be OK. Unlike, say, Ruth Bader Ginsburg or Anthony Kennedy: every cold or dizzy spell is taken as an impending visit from The Reaper (whom we know keeps to his own schedule!).

So was the Mates. Then just shortly after Xmas, she had a heart attack. Three weeks later she had a pulmonary edema and i damn near lost her. Death come for you when it wants, generally when it’s least expected.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:10:38pm

re: #110 Eric The Fruit Bat

Scalia did have some moments of lucidiy where he wasn’t in 100% lockstep with the conservative worldview-but they were few and far between, and he definitely was a hypocrite in his application of his Catholic faith on his rulings.

Funny how conservative Catholics like him who are strongly pro capital punishment and okay with torture never get called Cafeteria Catholics.

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Aunty Entity Dragon  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:11:48pm

re: #119 HappyWarrior

Funny how conservative Catholics like him who are strongly pro capital punishment and okay with torture never get called Cafeteria Catholics.

He would have loved being on Torquemada’s staff.

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Kragar  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:11:53pm
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bratwurst  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:12:31pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:12:50pm

Oh and I did find an example of a Republican appointing someone in a presidential election year. Hoover submitted Benjamin Cardozo to the Senate in February of 1932. So yeah as I said, I have no doubt if Nixon, Reagan, or the Bushes had this come up in an election year, they would have done the same Obama’s about to do. This is just sour grapes from a party and ideology that knows that things are going to change with Scalia off the court and it scares the crap out of them.

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SoundGuy 2016  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:13:12pm

re: #113 Charles Johnson

I don’t know why I love baiting Kurt Schlichter so very much. But I do.

I love you baiting His Kurtness. It pleases me.

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Dr. Matt  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:13:13pm
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TedStriker  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:13:28pm

re: #120 Aunty Entity Dragon

He would have loved being on Torquemada’s staff.

But, you can’t talk him outta anything!

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Dark_Falcon  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:13:37pm

re: #112 HappyWarrior

Kennedy was submitted to the Senate in November of ‘87 to be fair after Reagan’s first was rejected and the second withdrew but as you got at it is a rare event. And LBJ actually did nominate two in 1968. FDR in 1940 also. No Republicans have but none of the Republicans have had a vacancy come up like this either and I think if they had, it’s fair to assume they would have too because that’s the President’s fucking job. I really am so sick of the GOP’s obstructionist bullshit. God just admit that you don’t want him to do his job because you don’t respect him. It would be honest at least.

Though it must be noted that LBJ had to withdraw Abe Fortas’ nomination to be chief justice and Fortas resigned from the Court under a cloud soon after. Earl Warren remained Chief Justice until 1969, when Nixon’s nominee, Warren Burger, was confirmed.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:13:38pm

re: #122 bratwurst

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Oh Wisconsin, you had Russ Feingold and you replaced him with this. Good thing Russ should be back though.

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The alpuzzzzz from Wisconsin  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:14:01pm

re: #122 bratwurst

eh, pretty much par for course.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:14:08pm
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Kragar  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:14:13pm
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HappyWarrior  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:14:23pm

re: #125 Dr. Matt

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Samael Alito is a good judge too as is Jonathan Roberts.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:15:04pm

re: #130 Charles Johnson

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This is the last guy that should talk. I have no doubt there are some nasty things being said about Scalia. No doubt about it but at the same time, Erick you’re the last person that should be lecturing on this crap.

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jaunte  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:15:27pm
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PhillyPretzel  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:15:28pm

re: #131 Kragar

Well said Hillary.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:15:31pm

re: #131 Kragar

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Boom. That’s all that needed to be said.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:16:26pm
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SoundGuy 2016  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:16:56pm

Sentient Ham is sentient.

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Kragar  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:17:17pm
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Skip Intro  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:17:42pm

re: #57 freetoken

Are we praying to Scalia now?

Wait for the “debate”.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:17:55pm

Okay check this out guys. This is a list of all nominations to the court including nominees that were voted down or dropped out ala Miers. Benjamin Harrison nominated someone in July of 1892. So yeah I think Grassley’s blowing smoke big time since this is such a fairly rare event.
en.wikipedia.org

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Reality Based Steve  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:18:05pm

re: #134 jaunte

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Or how about this for alternate timelines….. Obama nominates self, gets appointed to Court. Biden sworn in as president, then re-elected with Hillary as VP, then steps down for health reasons.

RBS

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HappyWarrior  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:18:18pm

re: #139 Kragar

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Brilliant, I want to buy that guy’s friend a beer.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:19:03pm

re: #137 Charles Johnson

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I’m sure it will be respectful but we’ll have the usual suspects claim that he’s gloating.

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WhatEVs  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:20:43pm

re: #83 Dark_Falcon

Chocolate Fondue as the most popular gift in Illinois?

I never knew Geja’s was THAT popular this time of year. (Those who have heard a concert at Lincoln Park West may know of this place or have eaten there. It’s located a block west of LPW on Armitage.)

The Fondue Stube (sic) on Petersen off of California and The Melting Pot chain everywhere.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:21:17pm

And wow Tyler actually had a designee while he was a lame duck in December of 1844. This is just not something that happens often. Again there’s no reason outside blind pathetic partisanship to not allow the president to choose Scalia’s replacement.

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William Lewis  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:23:05pm

re: #111 Dr. Matt

I hate, HATE embedding a Snowden tweet, but he’s dead on with this one:

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Forgive me lizards.

Yeah, except that’s so obvious to anyone with multiple functioning brain cells that even he can figure it out.

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WhatEVs  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:25:34pm

re: #116 HappyWarrior

Right, that’s absolutely right. They outright hate the man and it’s because of the color of his skin.

Please don’t think that’s the only reason. Reason 1, he’s a Dem. The chocolate is the icing on their hate cake.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:25:57pm

I remember when Saint Ronnie nominated Bork to the Supreme Court and dared the Senate not to approve him. Bad move, Ronnie.

For those who may have forgotten, Bork was the hit man for Nixon during Watergate as the key participant in the Saturday Night Massacare.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:26:26pm

re: #148 WhatEVs

Please don’t think that’s the only reason. Reason 1, he’s a Dem. The chocolate is the icing on their hate cake.

Of course not but the race is a huge factor.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:27:32pm

re: #149 Eric The Fruit Bat

I remember when Saint Ronnie nominated Bork to the Supreme Court and dared the Senate not to approve him. Bad move, Ronnie.

For those who may have forgotten, Bork was the hit man for Nixon during Watergate as the key participant in the Saturday Night Massacare.

Although he was a Republican, my Senator John Warner voted against that asshole. Oh and our current VP can be given a lot of credit for stopping Bork. Scalia, Bork, Alito, Thomas, and Roberts all on the same court. Holy crappola dude.

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gocart mozart  Feb 13, 2016 • 5:43:13pm

re: #130 Charles Johnson


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