Conservative Groups: Obama’s Court Nominee Must Be Stopped at All Costs

Far right wants a political suicide pact
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Obama-hating conservative groups are really freaking out about the loss of right wing icon Antonin Scalia from the Supreme Court, and are now demanding that Mitch McConnell do everything possible to block anyone Obama nominates — even if it means the GOP loses their Senate majority.

There are so many of these far right advocacy groups, it’s a bit mind-boggling.

“For America:”

“I would rank having a conservative justice as more important than having the majority in the Senate,” said David Bozell, president of For America, a conservative advocacy group. “God knows this Republican majority in the Senate hasn’t done much anyway for conservatism, period.”

“The Home School Legal Defense Association:”

“The Senate isn’t as important on a great number of issues as the Supreme Court. The Senate is not going to determine whether or not we have Second Amendment rights, the Supreme Court is. The Senate is not going to determine marriage, the Supreme Court did. The Supreme Court, not the Senate, determined abortion,” said Mike Farris, chairman of the Home School Legal Defense Association.

“The Family Research Council:”

“What is the purpose of having a majority unless you use that majority to defend, uphold and defend the Constitution? This is something the left understands quite well in terms of the purpose of the majority, that’s how we got ObamaCare,” said Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council.

These people are so obsessed with obstructing everything President Obama does, they’re calling for the Republican Party to commit what amounts to political suicide.

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92 comments
1
freetoken  Feb 22, 2016 • 10:52:38am

Of course.

They have no other recourse to keep the 21st century from creeping up on them.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 22, 2016 • 10:57:35am

I miss the days of UP OR DOWN VOTE!!! UP OR DOWN VOTE!!!!

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thedopefishlives  Feb 22, 2016 • 10:57:57am

re: #2 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

I miss the days of UP OR DOWN VOTE!!! UP OR DOWN VOTE!!!!

Only if it’s a Republican in office. Otherwise, it’s OBSTRUCT OBSTRUCT OBSTRUCT!!!

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Testy Toad T  Feb 22, 2016 • 10:58:50am

On the one hand, I’m not 100% sure they’re wrong.

On the other hand, it would be nice if they were a little more focused on what’s best for the country, rather than what’s best for their pet cause.

On the gripping hand, fuck these people.

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Great White Snark  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:00:06am

Can’t even wait for a trial balloon or back channel attempt at consensus picks. Just to troll these guys he should name Hannity. Fake press release. A functional GOP would be vying for that consensus, exploiting the timing not obstructing.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:00:12am
David Bozell, president of For America

This is a new wingnut welfare group. But the name Bozell sounds familiar. Brent Bozell has another wingnut welfare group, IIRC.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:00:28am

Here’s the thing - if they lose the Senate, they’ll likely have lost the White House as well, which means that a Democrat will be selecting the next Supreme Court Justice.

Then there’s also the fact that new Senate is seated on 4Jan2017. Obama still has 16 days in office at that point. They could confirm any nominee during that time, and I would fucking LOVE to see that.

Even better would be if Hillary nominated Obama and a Democratic Senate confirmed him. I think if the GOP really does block any nominations, there’s no reason to follow any rules that would require anything other than a simple majority to confirm. No filibuster, no cloture votes, no procedurals. Give the GOP what they always said they wanted - an Upperdown vote.

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lawhawk  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:00:46am

And the right wingers keep saying the same talking points devoid of facts or logic - that they can and will block any nomination - and many go further so as to claim that Obama shouldn’t even nominate someone because of some nonexistent “rule” that exists only in a fever dream of GOPers who realize that Obama has every right under the Constitution to flip the Court’s balance in favor of a more moderate/liberal bent.

Elections have consequences, and the GOP is doing their best to: 1) thwart the 2012 election by saying the President doesn’t have the right to nominate based on nonexistent rules or courtesies during the final year of a president’s term; and 2) generate outrageous outrage in the right wing so that they can maximize turnout in November, so that the GOP can then call the shots over the next four years - especially if they retain control over the Senate and House.

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Fourth Football of the Apocalypse  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:02:12am

This is a warm-up act for when the GOP Senate, majority or not, will not allow a Democratic nominee to the SCOTUS. First year, second year, first term, second term. Won’t matter.

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thedopefishlives  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:02:54am

re: #8 lawhawk

I wouldn’t even call it a right. It is the President’s duty to select members of the United States Supreme Court. They’re basically demanding that he refrain from doing his job so that someone they like better can do it instead. So, pretty much the same as they’ve been saying for the last 7 years.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:03:06am

re: #9 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

This is a warm-up act for when the GOP Senate, majority or not, will not allow a Democratic nominee to the SCOTUS. First year, second year, first term, second term. Won’t matter.

This.

They’re already making noises about ‘An empty seat isn’t a big deal’.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:03:12am
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Testy Toad T  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:03:13am

re: #9 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

This is a warm-up act for when the GOP Senate, majority or not, will not allow a Democratic nominee to the SCOTUS. First year, second year, first term, second term. Won’t matter.

If there’s anything that cause cause a bernfeeling sort of actual throw-‘em-out sort of political awakening, that’s probably it.

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retired cynic  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:03:31am

Apropos of the convo downstairs on spelling, I just heard Garrison Keillor on NPR saying that George Washington was a terrible speller, and had trouble speaking (understandable if he had a mouthful of wood!), and his inaugural address was 90 seconds long. Poor man!

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ipsos  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:04:40am

Imagine how LBJ would have handled a situation like this when he was Master of the Senate. If he’d wanted to obstruct, he’d have obstructed - but he sure as hell wouldn’t have been all over the news telegraphing his intentions ahead of time.

Mitch McConnell is very, very, VERY bad at his job.

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HappyWarrior  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:04:41am

re: #12 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Good. We need ot take this battle to them.

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FormerDirtDart  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:04:51am

Guns, guns, guns

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retired cynic  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:05:22am

re: #9 Fourth Football of the Apocalypse

This is a warm-up act for when the GOP Senate, majority or not, will not allow a Democratic nominee to the SCOTUS. First year, second year, first term, second term. Won’t matter.

That’s a good reason to drop the filibuster.

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Belafon  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:05:27am

re: #14 retired cynic

Apropos of the convo downstairs on spelling, I just heard Garrison Keillor on NPR saying that George Washington was a terrible speller, and had trouble speaking (understandable if he had a mouthful of wood!), and his inaugural address was 90 seconds long. Poor man!

Washington’s false teeth were made of ivory, like other people’s at the time. But he was a general, not a politician, so I’m not surprised at his not being a great speaker.

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lawhawk  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:06:19am

re: #10 thedopefishlives

I wouldn’t even call it a right. It is the President’s duty to select members of the United States Supreme Court. They’re basically demanding that he refrain from doing his job so that someone they like better can do it instead. So, pretty much the same as they’ve been saying for the last 7 years.

It’s an obligation of the President to nominate. You’re correct. The GOP is saying he can only do 7/8s of the job of the President and that the nation should wait until the next president to fill the seat.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:06:29am

re: #10 thedopefishlives

I wouldn’t even call it a right. It is the President’s duty to select members of the United States Supreme Court. They’re basically demanding that he refrain from doing his job so that someone they like better can do it instead. So, pretty much the same as they’ve been saying for the last 7 years.

Let’s say we go by their rule. Presidential elections start the day after each Presidential election. Much as I hate hypotheticals as arguments, the way McConnell came out of the blocks before Scalia reached room temp, I think it’s safe to say they’d have made this argument if Scalia had died in, say November of last year.

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lawhawk  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:07:36am

Hey GOP - you built that. Trump is your guy. Your voters are picking him over all the warmed over retreads, has-beens, and extremists for the real deal extremist. If he’s your nominee, the GOP will back him. You can count on that.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:08:04am
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wrenchwench  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:08:06am
There are so many of these far right advocacy groups, it’s a bit mind-boggling.

A reasonable look into the future says they are losing their grasp on everyone else’s reality. One could feel sorry for them if they hadn’t been victimizing other people as a profession for so many years.

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MsJ  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:08:11am

re: #15 ipsos

Imagine how LBJ would have handled a situation like this when he was Master of the Senate. If he’d wanted to obstruct, he’d have obstructed - but he sure as hell wouldn’t have been all over the news telegraphing his intentions ahead of time.

Mitch McConnell is very, very, VERY bad at his job.

Is there any possibility for any GOPer to be good? Dems were known for “hearding cats” but GOPers are more like trying to corral poisonous snakes without them eating each other.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:08:53am

re: #20 lawhawk

It’s an obligation of the President to nominate. You’re correct. The GOP is saying he can only do 7/8s of the job of the President and that the nation should wait until the next president to fill the seat.

If Scalia had died in 2012, they’d also have denied him a nomination, so it’s really only 3/4 of the job, though 3/5 has a better, more historic ring to it.

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sffilk  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:09:55am

It’s time to remind those Republican senators who are up for election this November that if they don’t get off their dorsal posterior surfaces and get someone appointed, that every effort will be undertaken to ensure that said persons will not be serving another term at all, and get enough people to call and let these senators know this.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:13:23am

I saw something the other day, on my FB feed. It was a Conservative, openly declaring that they shouldn’t let Obama appoint a Justice, because ‘we’re winning now’. The honesty in that advocacy of a naked power grab was refreshing, given all the other horseshit about nonexistent traditions.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:13:28am

Hah! Robert Stacy McCain’s second account @SexTroubleBook is now suspended too. Looks like he really did get the permanent heave-ho.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:14:42am
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Kragar  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:14:44am

re: #29 Charles Johnson

Oh darn. That is such a shame.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:15:27am

re: #29 Charles Johnson

Hah! Robert Stacy McCain’s second account @SexTroubleBook is now suspended too. Looks like he really did get the permanent heave-ho.

Let’s have a Pity Party! 1…2…3…Awww!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:16:17am

re: #30 Backwoods_Sleuth

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What, only Chiropracters? No snake-handling faith healers?

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:17:18am

Obama is going to nominate someone they once supported unanimously just to highlight how much they insist on being the contrarian, obstructionist party. And they will gladly march right off the cliff for fear of being turned on by each other.

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thedopefishlives  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:17:56am

re: #29 Charles Johnson

Hah! Robert Stacy McCain’s second account @SexTroubleBook is now suspended too. Looks like he really did get the permanent heave-ho.

Oh, good. Now our beloved rage furby is keeping some exalted company.

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lawhawk  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:18:19am

re: #29 Charles Johnson

Hah! Robert Stacy McCain’s second account @SexTroubleBook is now suspended too. Looks like he really did get the permanent heave-ho.

Cue right wing misogynists and extremists complaining that Twitter is taking away their right to spread their noxious comments on Twitter’s service.

These people don’t care that Twitter has every right to control their service as they see fit. If you don’t like it, go somewhere else (but know that Facebook and other services have TOS that likewise suspend accounts engaging in behavior that Twitter can and has suspended people over (see Chucky and now McCain).

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Kent Dorfman  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:18:59am

Robert Reich endorses Ted Cruz
Why Cruz is more dangerous than Trump
Well, not really /

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thedopefishlives  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:19:30am

re: #36 lawhawk

The whole “First Amendment/freedom of speech” argument rubs me the wrong way every goddamn time. I wish these people who pretend to understand Constitutional law would actually sit down and read the goddamn words, just once.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:19:38am

re: #29 Charles Johnson

Hah! Robert Stacy McCain’s second account @SexTroubleBook is now suspended too. Looks like he really did get the permanent heave-ho.

Speaking of micro aggressions, I just removed Milo Yeahimadumbass from my hate-follow list because I was getting bored of his dumbassery.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:21:13am

re: #39 The Vicious Babushka

Speaking of micro aggressions, I just removed Milo Yeahimadumbass from my hate-follow list because I was getting bored of his dumbassery.

Really. The other day, he tweeted an adolescent fantasy of faking his own death so everyone would all be real sorry for mistreating him so.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:23:00am

re: #40 Blind Frog Belly White

Really. The other day, he tweeted an adolescent fantasy of faking his own death so everyone would all be real sorry for mistreating him so.

Srsly, he’s like a gay Donald Trump but with twice the hair and none of the money.

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:23:42am

I don’t understand what Baby Whiplash sees in him.

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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:23:46am

re: #37 Kent Dorfman

Robert Reich endorses Ted Cruz
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Larger
Well, not really /

Same goes for Rubio. One reason I want Trump to be the GOP nominee, besides the fact he is very beatable, is I’m afraid Cruz or Rubio would have us in another war within a year if elected.

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Belafon  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:23:58am

re: #40 Blind Frog Belly White

Really. The other day, he tweeted an adolescent fantasy of faking his own death so everyone would all be real sorry for mistreating him so.

And what would he do if all we did was say “I will not speak evil of the dead”?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:24:47am

re: #44 Belafon

And what would he do if all we did was say “I will not speak evil of the dead”?

What does he always do? Pout.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:24:50am
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wrenchwench  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:25:36am

re: #30 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The legislation was prompted by the case of Cleveland [high school] running back Shawn Nieto, who was cleared to play in a state championship game last December by a state district judge after school medical personnel diagnosed a concussion a week earlier in the state semifinal game and insisted he not return because of the one-week waiting period.

The Nieto family denied the player received a concussion and, among its other objections, said it was unclear when the one-week concussion period would begin.

And the judge said they didn’t tell her anything.

Young athletes would need a written medical release from a licensed health care professional - which would include a physical therapist - before returning to athletic activity, under the legislation.

I haven’t seen whether chiropractors are included.

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Anymouse  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:25:52am

re: #38 thedopefishlives

The whole “First Amendment/freedom of speech” argument rubs me the wrong way every goddamn time. I wish these people who pretend to understand Constitutional law would actually sit down and read the goddamn words, just once.

Freeze Peach!

Edit: Oh, I give up trying to make Wingnut font look right.

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Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:27:15am

re: #48 Anymouse

Freeze Peach!

you need to amend that to [wingnut]

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gwangung  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:27:26am

re: #46 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Duckworth breathing down his neck, eh?

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Kent Dorfman  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:27:37am

Isn’t there a saying when the coach of opposing team tries to coach the other team from the sidelines?

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lawhawk  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:27:58am

re: #38 thedopefishlives

The whole “First Amendment/freedom of speech” argument rubs me the wrong way every goddamn time. I wish these people who pretend to understand Constitutional law would actually sit down and read the goddamn words, just once.

All these people got their law degrees on Google and Twitter. The 1A has no bearing on a company controlling content on their privately operated system.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:28:28am
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Anymouse  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:29:32am

re: #49 Wendell Zurkowitz (slave to the waffle light)

Hey, it only took me about nine tries to get it right … thanks.

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wrenchwench  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:29:32am

re: #53 Backwoods_Sleuth

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So Marco is now Flakey enough.

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nines09  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:29:40am

That sound you heard the other night from South Carolina was the body of the now deceased “moderate” GOP hitting the floor face first.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:29:58am
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thedopefishlives  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:30:03am

re: #52 lawhawk

All these people got their law degrees on Google and Twitter. The 1A has no bearing on a company controlling content on their privately operated system.

And it is a privately operated system, despite being open to the public via the Interwebs. Sometimes I wonder if the dimwits don’t realize that.

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EPR-radar  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:30:10am

re: #5 Great White Snark

Can’t even wait for a trial balloon or back channel attempt at consensus picks. Just to troll these guys he should name Hannity. Fake press release. A functional GOP would be vying for that consensus, exploiting the timing not obstructing.

Talking about a functional GOP is right up there with asking for results from the latest unicorn derby.

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thedopefishlives  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:30:21am

re: #57 Backwoods_Sleuth

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That looks ominous.

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Reality Based Steve  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:30:30am

re: #47 wrenchwench

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And the judge said they didn’t tell her anything.

I haven’t seen whether chiropractors are included.

This is obviously nothing more than an attack on football and American Emotionalism. They hate America and everything about it. Obama’s Fault!!!!

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Not a Sparkly Vampire  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:30:47am

re: #57 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Too close, yo!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:30:56am

re: #60 thedopefishlives

That looks ominous.

Looks like the side blew out.

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Belafon  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:31:35am

re: #59 EPR-radar

Talking about a functional GOP is right up there with asking for results from the latest unicorn derby.

Last week’s unicorn derby had Deadpool coming in first.

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thedopefishlives  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:32:15am

re: #63 Backwoods_Sleuth

Looks like the side blew out.

Pulled a Mount St. Helens, although perhaps not as cataclysmic.

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Charles Johnson  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:32:17am

re: #52 lawhawk

All these people got their law degrees on Google and Twitter. The 1A has no bearing on a company controlling content on their privately operated system.

Rage Furby seems to think fellow asshole Mike Cernovich is going to be able to sue Twitter into restoring his account.

Facebook Post

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lawhawk  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:33:04am

re: #47 wrenchwench

Text of the bill includes an osteopathic physician as a health practitioner who can make the call. It doesn’t say chiropractor.

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wrenchwench  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:33:10am

re: #65 thedopefishlives

Pulled a Mount St. Helens, although perhaps not as cataclysmic.

It’s so rare to get a Crater Lake.

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wrenchwench  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:34:18am

re: #67 lawhawk

Text of the bill includes an osteopathic physician as a health practitioner who can make the call. It doesn’t say chiropractor.

Thank you!

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The Vicious Babushka  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:34:43am

re: #63 Backwoods_Sleuth

Looks like the side blew out.

Like St. Helens 36 years ago.

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EPR-radar  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:35:35am

re: #46 Backwoods_Sleuth

A Republican who needs non GOPer votes to remain in office can occasionally sound reasonable. Imagine my surprise.

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Anymouse  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:35:44am

re: #67 lawhawk

That is a New Mexico bill, not Kansas.

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Kent Dorfman  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:35:51am

re: #57 Backwoods_Sleuth

I wonder if that will make for beautiful sunsets/sunrises?

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lawhawk  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:36:32am

re: #63 Backwoods_Sleuth

Not necessarily. A side vent could be leading the eruption, not the main crater. That and the volcano has some interesting geographic features, including a channel from the crater down one side.

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Kragar  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:36:40am
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Shiplord Kirel  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:37:39am

McConnell and the other establishment GOPers are pathetic, still trying to please the base like shop-worn old pros working the streets in the belief that they can compete with the flashy young hookers at the Tea Party/Bunny Ranch.

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wrenchwench  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:37:41am

re: #72 Anymouse

That is a New Mexico bill, not Kansas.

I had changed the subject to NM in my comment. Sorry for the confusion.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:37:54am

re: #67 lawhawk

Text of the bill includes an osteopathic physician as a health practitioner who can make the call. It doesn’t say chiropractor.

Well, that’s different. I’m the Grandson, Great Grandson (twice), and Uncle of DO’s. As my Grandfather used to say, “A Chiropractor is a guy who quit Osteopathy School after the first 6 weeks.”

(Though you should see the claims made for Osteopathy on one of my Great Grandfather’s business cards from about 1900. Talk about Woo!)

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SteveMcGaziBolaGate RN  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:38:02am

If I were to offer advice to Senator Eeyore, it would be to get the next nominee’s confirmation over with ASAP and get it out of the news cycle.

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Anymouse  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:38:45am

This is the Kansas bill:

Kansas Legislature

It includes chiropractors. (line 13)

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Big Beautiful Door  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:40:52am

I had a nightmare thought. What if Rubio made a deal for Cruz to drop out and endorse him in return for a lifetime appointment to Scalia’s seat on the Supreme Court? Worst of both worlds!

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Blind Frog Belly White  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:41:44am

re: #80 Anymouse

This is the Kansas bill:

Link

It includes chiropractors. (line 13)

Okay, then it ISN’T different. Except where it is. Don’t play High School football in Kansas. Or if you do, don’t be so good at it that they’ll send you back in with a concussion.

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lawhawk  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:43:43am

re: #72 Anymouse

That is a New Mexico bill, not Kansas.

That’s the state bill considering the concussion protocols in this article cited above.

The Kansas bill under consideration appears to be this one, and the changes basically cite to a statute that includes chiropractic among health professionals.

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Lidane  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:44:25am

*headdesk*

That moment when you get to work and find out you’re needed in a meeting across town that you didn’t plan for, didn’t dress for, and thought you weren’t needed for since it was supposed to be the developers walking a client through the new database we built them.

Meeting was scheduled from 10-11. It lasted until 12:30. Didn’t get back to the office until 1. Blargh. What a day.

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EPR-radar  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:44:28am

re: #81 Big Beautiful Door

I had a nightmare thought. What if Rubio made a deal for Cruz to drop out and endorse him in return for a lifetime appointment to Scalia’s seat on the Supreme Court? Worst of both worlds!

That scenario requires a Republican to win the presidency in 2016. If that happens, installation of one or more supreme court justices markedly worse than Scalia will be only one of many catastrophes.

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Anymouse  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:44:36am

re: #82 Blind Frog Belly White

Well, you know, with the raging Dumpster fire that is the Kansas budget, we have to keep sight of the important stuff like high school football. (Nebraska may be conservative but at least we are not lunatics.)

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lawhawk  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:44:45am

re: #80 Anymouse

This is the Kansas bill:

Kansas Legislature

It includes chiropractors. (line 13)

That’s an older version from the 2013 session. The current version of that bill is the one I posted directly above. Interestingly, the new version buries the detail that chiropractors could address the concussion status of a student, whereas the 2013 version of the bill explicitly included chiropractors. Looks like someone was trying to bury the key detail through a statutory reference, versus spelling out who was an eligible health practitioner who could make the call.

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wrenchwench  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:50:15am

re: #82 Blind Frog Belly White

Okay, then it ISN’T different. Except where it is. Don’t play High School football in Kansas. Or if you do, don’t be so good at it that they’ll send you back in with a concussion.

You’d think this was about CTE. Which it is, but it’s also about Second Impact Syndrome, ie. death.

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thedopefishlives  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:51:45am

re: #88 wrenchwench

You’d think this was about CTE. Which it is, but it’s also about Second Impact Syndrome, ie. death.

How sad is it that I’ve never heard of this?

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Anymouse  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:56:04am

re: #87 lawhawk

Does “health professional” include a dentist or nutritionist?

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wrenchwench  Feb 22, 2016 • 11:59:31am

re: #89 thedopefishlives

How sad is it that I’ve never heard of this?

Not sad. No head injuries in your nearby family/friends recently. It is new in the knowledge base. They’re still doing research on it, as with everything to do with the brain. Young men and boys seem to be in the greatest danger from it.

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ObserverArt  Feb 22, 2016 • 12:27:01pm

re: #46 Backwoods_Sleuth

Chicago Sun-Times ✔ ‎@Suntimes

BREAKING: Sen. Kirk splits from GOP leaders, says Obama should nominate Supreme Court pick. goo.gl

2:22 PM - 22 Feb 2016

Someone is worried about their election this year.

And being from a Midwest state like Illinois, he should be.


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