Intellectual Engine of Conservative Court, Justice Antonin Scalia Found Dead of Natural Causes at Texas Ranch

He was 79.



And what comes next, you can only guess. Obviously the goal now is to delay any confirmation of a judge until Obama has safely gone back to Chicago. We'll see if today's GOP can even manage that small bit of resistance.

It is crass to leap to this, but everyone is going to say it so I might as well say it early: as this underlines the great stakes of the Supreme Court, this hurts Trump, and might even wind up boosting the alleged "candidate who can win," Marco Rubio, unfortunately. (Of course it would help Cruz as well-- the question is, which would it help more?)

Events, dear boy. Events.

Why It Hurts Trump: It hurts Trump partly because of concerns about his electability -- his unfavorables remain extremely high, higher than any other candidate (and among the highest unfavorables of any major candidate since pollsters began tracking them).

It also hurts Trump because there is a juicy quote out there where he suggested his sister, a NY State judge and a liberal one, would make a very fine Supreme Court justice.

That quote has gotten a little press, but now it will go into ads. A lot of ads.

Update: Mike Lee's Press Secretary Says No Way In Hell.


Lee is a member of the Judiciary Committee.

The Quote: Trump said his sister would be a "phenomenal" Supreme Court judge, but also said "we will have to rule that out now, at least."

His sister is a pro-choice extremist who finds bans on partial birth abortion to be "semantic" unconstitutional parsings.

Trump will stress the second part of his quote. His opponents, however, will stress the first part.

This will of course be a major issue in tonight's debate. We'll see how it goes.

Recess Appointment? Gabe notes that Obama will try to push someone in in a recess appointment. That makes it important for McConnell to declare pro forma sessions in all off-days, so that the Senate never goes into formal recess.


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1 God help us.

Posted by: Moki at February 13, 2016 04:58 PM (7q2ch)

2 Very bad news.
Condolences to his whole family and friends, of which I include myself.

Posted by: navybrat at February 13, 2016 04:58 PM (8QGte)

3 Holy crap.

Posted by: HH at February 13, 2016 04:58 PM (DrCtv)

4 First?
This does not bode well for America.

Posted by: Farmer at February 13, 2016 04:59 PM (3hlFs)

5 Prayers for his family, and may the Almighty give them comfort in this time of grieving.

Posted by: Moki at February 13, 2016 04:59 PM (7q2ch)

6 No

Posted by: washrivergal at February 13, 2016 05:00 PM (CFc5L)

7 Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck

Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 05:00 PM (f3Iw2)

8 What happens next?

Capitulation. Lots and lots of painful GOPe capitulation.

Posted by: matthew at February 13, 2016 05:00 PM (fnBDy)

9
Condolences to the Scalia family.

And to the leftists.....

Damn you. Damn you all to Hell.

Damn you for making my first thought not of sympathy for his family, but that we just lost the nation.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 13, 2016 05:02 PM (o98Jz)

10 how long until McConnel does a deal that gives obama his most insane batshit liberal nominee unless 2/3 senate votes against it?

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at February 13, 2016 05:02 PM (EjBTO)

11 "Capitulation. Lots and lots of painful GOPe capitulation."

If they don't Bork whoever the hell Obama nominates we are dead as a country. Dead.

Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 05:03 PM (0C2f1)

12 Also, RIP Scalia, you're were a Giant among mortals. This is terrible.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at February 13, 2016 05:03 PM (EjBTO)

13 Time to let the Senate GOPers know that if they vote for anyone to the left of Scalia they will be voted out of office - and that includes letting people voted out of committee.

The SC will do fine with 8 judges until after the election.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 13, 2016 05:03 PM (5LOno)

14 I question the timing, the finding, and whoever immediately ruled out murder. And I suspect the Administration.

In murder.
Because that's how communist traitors do things.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at February 13, 2016 05:03 PM (zp13i)

15 "might even wind up boosting the alleged "candidate who can win," Marco Rubio, unfortunately.

Events, dear boy. Events."

I think it helps Cruz the most since he has the claim to the person who best knows who to nominate since that is his background.

Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 05:04 PM (0C2f1)

16 Politically, if it focuses the issue back on judges, it's better for Cruz than Rubio.

Contrary to conventional wisdom, you can pick guys who won't "grow". You just have to be willing (and knowledgeable enough) to pick the proven fuck-you-lefties conservative, not the guy who plays the game even if he positions right.

Obviously we won't get that from any Dem, but I doubt we get that from anyone besides Cruz either.

Posted by: someone at February 13, 2016 05:04 PM (PMBgt)

17 What does this have to do with the current election? Obama will get to pick a replacement. Even if the Senate delays (or I suppose rejects), I don't see how this comes into play - Trump and others just list who they would nominate.

Posted by: whatever at February 13, 2016 05:04 PM (SBlQr)

18 I've never before wept for the loss of a justice, but I do now. We were better as a nation for having in on the court and will suffer for his absence.

Rest in Peace, Antonin Scalia.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 13, 2016 05:04 PM (8PbKi)

19 What comes next? I wouldn't bet against civil war .

Posted by: Awkward davies at February 13, 2016 05:04 PM (mP1RE)

20 "The SC will do fine with 8 judges until after the election."

THIS.

Posted by: Harun at February 13, 2016 05:04 PM (UBBWX)

21 Omg, no... Rest in peace, Your Honor.

What happens next?

Bammy appoints himself to replace?

Posted by: JQ Flyover at February 13, 2016 05:04 PM (044Fx)

22 By the way, if Obama was smart he would nominate a Souter...some nominal Republican who is actually a far leftist...

Let's hope he isn't....

Posted by: 18-1 at February 13, 2016 05:05 PM (5LOno)

23
I question the timing, the finding, and whoever immediately ruled out murder. And I suspect the Administration.


First thing I thought.

Posted by: dartist at February 13, 2016 05:05 PM (Nr1E9)

24 Malor says there's never been a Justice nominated at this point in a pres' cycle. So, it's perfect for McConnel to yet again betray the base. and the country.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at February 13, 2016 05:05 PM (EjBTO)

25 Oh. Crap.

Surely the Senate won't allow Obama to change the current balance by nominating a liberal, right?

Right???

Posted by: Meremortal at February 13, 2016 05:05 PM (3myMJ)

26 " I question the timing, the finding, and whoever immediately ruled out murder. And I suspect the Administration. "

Yeah that "natural causes" claim came pretty fast and furious and I put nothing beyond them.

Sorry that my first thoughts were all political in this. Scalia, however, was a good man and a strong Christian and so I strongly believe that he now rests with God.

Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 05:06 PM (0C2f1)

27 Holy shit! Scalia has died.

Posted by: the real mahout at February 13, 2016 05:06 PM (o2Z7Y)

28 It hurts Trump because there is a juicy quote out there where he suggested his sister, a NY State judge and a liberal one, would make a very fine Supreme Court justice.

That quote has gotten a little press, but now it will go into ads. A lot of ads.

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2016 05:06 PM (dciA+)

29 This is really sad. He was the best Justice on the court. May he rest in peace.

Posted by: Junk in the Trunk at February 13, 2016 05:06 PM (zNWur)

30 "So, it's perfect for McConnel to yet again betray the base. and the country."

Of course.

Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 05:07 PM (0C2f1)

31 I'm devastated. He's been my hero since law school, now some 20 years ago.

Posted by: Scout at February 13, 2016 05:07 PM (fCWi3)

32 I agree this boosts Cruz, he is the most knowledgeable conservative about the SC.

And this is a BIG opportunity for either Rubio or Trump - if they call for the Senate to wait after the election to pick a replacement...and claim *they* would nominate Cruz.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 13, 2016 05:07 PM (5LOno)

33 I will not look at any liberal media. I can not take them dancing on a good man's grave.

Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 05:07 PM (0C2f1)

34 RIP, Nino.

Best Supreme Court justice ever.

Posted by: Damn... at February 13, 2016 05:08 PM (xnAyb)

35 We are sooooo boned.

Posted by: Mordineus at February 13, 2016 05:08 PM (aikfe)

36 How sure are we of "natural causes"?

Let's not forget how close the communists are to taking everything.

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at February 13, 2016 05:08 PM (ZbV+0)

37 Words fail.

Posted by: AD at February 13, 2016 05:08 PM (QWY55)

38 I'm not sure I can handle another Obama appointment.

Posted by: the real mahout at February 13, 2016 05:09 PM (o2Z7Y)

39 I will not look at any liberal media. I can not take them dancing on a good man's grave.
***
Just checking the twitter feed, I see a bunch of liberals celebrating.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 13, 2016 05:09 PM (5LOno)

40 My heart hurts.

Posted by: Vendette at February 13, 2016 05:09 PM (ZHuTJ)

41 "He was the best Justice on the court."

For influence maybe, but Thomas had the most unwaveringly lawful jurisprudence.

Posted by: someone at February 13, 2016 05:09 PM (PMBgt)

42 Natural causes? Just like Breitbart?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at February 13, 2016 05:09 PM (KQTmr)

43 might even wind up boosting the alleged "candidate who can win," Marco Rubio, unfortunately.
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Never ever.

Trump or Cruz. Period. Full Stop.

Or burn it all.

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at February 13, 2016 05:09 PM (ZbV+0)

44 Shit.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 13, 2016 05:09 PM (sl+zA)

45 Bring on Justice Judy! She can rubber-stamp laws written by Caligula's horse.

Posted by: quiggs at February 13, 2016 05:09 PM (y3Gdk)

46 Cruz for the SC? Hell, how many posters here have said that?

Posted by: HH at February 13, 2016 05:09 PM (DrCtv)

47 My husband just told me and I screamed "NO!" so loudly my son came running in panic.

And he should panic.

Posted by: Gem at February 13, 2016 05:10 PM (c+gwp)

48 Fuck. 7 sociopathic assholes + Thomas + anpther sociopathic pile of dogshit, to be announced. I need to join the Amish, or move to Russia. Oh fuck.Fuck.

Posted by: angela urkel at February 13, 2016 05:10 PM (LM6ky)

49 Just set up my speakers, like right now. The song that I chose to test them, which is still playing now, is Billy Idol's "White Wedding".

Just saying.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 13, 2016 05:10 PM (6FqZa)

50 This should bolster support for Cruz who will appoint someone on the court who adheres to the constitution as Scalia did.

McConnell Company best find their spines.

Posted by: Junk in the Trunk at February 13, 2016 05:10 PM (zNWur)

51 Now we get to see how smart President Obama really is, and where his legacy leads him.

Posted by: Fritz at February 13, 2016 05:10 PM (BngQR)

52 Don't worry, all the conservatives of congress who gave us almost all of the progressive jurists on the court will save us! Because if there's one things true conservatives don't do is screw the republican base over!

Posted by: Red at February 13, 2016 05:10 PM (CdEiq)

53 RIP, Mr. Justice Scalia and thanks for your service.

You got out just in time.

Posted by: baldilocks at February 13, 2016 05:10 PM (ys2UW)

54 I don't know, I'm pretty sure the moderates would want a supreme court justice ASAP without any yucky nomination battles, or else they'll go full commie and elect bernie sanders. DOn't let crazy base say otherwise.

XXOO

The Rick Wilson

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at February 13, 2016 05:11 PM (EjBTO)

55 OK, even with my new BP meds, I think I need to take a couple of weeks away from the news.

Posted by: Empire1 at February 13, 2016 05:11 PM (Gg4sM)

56 McConnell Company best find their spines.


That's a joke, right?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 13, 2016 05:11 PM (sl+zA)

57 >>>"He was the best Justice on the court."

For influence maybe, but Thomas had the most unwaveringly lawful jurisprudence.

...

Thomas is genuinely interesting and absolutist (in a good way) when he finds a constitutional infringement, and also, when he doesn't.

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2016 05:11 PM (dciA+)

58 Hell, how many posters here have said that?

Well, *I* did.

Although Amy Lindsey would be an improvement over Roberts

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 13, 2016 05:11 PM (6FqZa)

59 F**k.

The GOP will cave.

Say bye-bye to the 2nd Amendment. Say bye-bye to the 1st Amendment.

It's over.

F**k

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 13, 2016 05:11 PM (vBeA5)

60 Secular morons forgive this, but as a Christian I have the strong feeling that justice has just fallen on our nation.

Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 05:11 PM (0C2f1)

61 And there go the First and Second amendments ...

Posted by: rayj at February 13, 2016 05:12 PM (XhQ0e)

62 1 God help us.
Posted by: Moki at February 13, 2016 04:58 PM (7q2ch)

This.

Posted by: baldilocks at February 13, 2016 05:12 PM (ys2UW)

63
I can only imagine the unbridled joy and acrimony on the twitterverse about to be unleashed.

WASTF!

Posted by: Spun and Murky at February 13, 2016 05:12 PM (xRA8Q)

64 Words would diminish how bummed (and worried) I am about this.

Posted by: Mister Christopher (in Atlanta!) at February 13, 2016 05:13 PM (SLJ40)

65 THIS IS DEFCON 1 TERRIBLE NEWS -- FOR EVERYTHING our side believes in.

Posted by: Schlonger at February 13, 2016 05:13 PM (AFme8)

66 Terrible news. Baldilocks, your comment is chilling because, likely, true.

Posted by: LadyS at February 13, 2016 05:13 PM (C8ztS)

67 Say bye-bye to the 2nd Amendment.
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Not if "law enforcement" want to see their retirement.

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at February 13, 2016 05:13 PM (ZbV+0)

68 Mitch Rapp? Scott Coleman? Are you only fictional characters? Things are getting dire. We need you.Fuck.

Posted by: angela urkel at February 13, 2016 05:13 PM (LM6ky)

69 I just can't wait to hear how much shit about Barack Obama that Barack Obama will manage to weave into his otherwise cursory acknowledgement of Scalia's passing.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 13, 2016 05:13 PM (sl+zA)

70 If you haven't become a prepper yet this may be a good time to start.

May God have mercy on our country.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 13, 2016 05:13 PM (MNgU2)

71 "7 sociopathic assholes + Thomas"

Alito is solid. So it's 2 + 4 lawless + 2 squishy politicians + 1 ???

Posted by: someone at February 13, 2016 05:13 PM (PMBgt)

72 This man will not be replaced.

I'm not even talking about whether we actually do hold out until next year for a new justice.

This man will not be replaced.

And there are a lot of implications for that.

Posted by: AD at February 13, 2016 05:14 PM (QWY55)

73 Oh shit. It was bad enough to have Kagan and Sotomayor 69ing each other. Now we will have a Bolshevik Bulldyke three way....

Posted by: Curmudgeon at February 13, 2016 05:14 PM (hSD8y)

74 Scalia's death hurts Trump?
Good grief, thats a stretch. Wishful thinking perhaps?

It hurts anyone associated with the cheap suit GOP establishment, who will quickly confirm whomever Maobama nominates.

Posted by: anti-socialist at February 13, 2016 05:14 PM (o9lmn)

75 Clarence Thomas has been the wisest Justice of the Court since he was appointed. Only Bork might (might) have been better.

I don't know if I can bear going out tonight. Worried about how the Boulder mob is reacting.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 13, 2016 05:14 PM (6FqZa)

76 Oh, shit.

Posted by: cthulhu at February 13, 2016 05:14 PM (EzgxV)

77 I just told my dear sweet husband who responded:

"Wouldn't it be gauche for him to nominate someone as a lame duck?"

Ha. Haha. Hahahahaha.

Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 05:14 PM (0C2f1)

78 Damn. Just damn

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 13, 2016 05:14 PM (voOPb)

79 If Senate Republicans can't slow down a nominee with a majority in the Senate, they deserve to be a minority party forever

Posted by: Jim at February 13, 2016 05:14 PM (A3kYV)

80 It is rather sort of amazing when people the left need dead, die.

I'm not saying coincidence doesn't happen, but it's sorta like the six coin flip type of coincidence.

How sad for his family. I'm sorry for us, but I'm sure most of us didn't know him personally, so I'm not going to pretend I'm sad. This is a bad thing. We'll see how bad.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 13, 2016 05:14 PM (TOk1P)

81 I'm just thankful we have Mitch "Stonewall" McConnell as Senate Majority Leader.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 13, 2016 05:14 PM (/qW5H)

82 All hope is gone.

Posted by: Paul Moore at February 13, 2016 05:15 PM (iH0ih)

83 It won't hurt Trump one bit. If anyone, it could hurt Cruz for his god awful recommendation of John Roberts. Rafael worked for GWB in 2000 as part of the legal team fighting Al Gore. Cruz invited Roberts to join and it here that W became aware of Roberts. Roberts was Rafael's first choice to sit on the Supreme Court. Ouch!

Posted by: Billygoatpuke at February 13, 2016 05:15 PM (l5QMI)

84 My condolences to Justice Scalia's family, and...oh shit.

Posted by: no good deed at February 13, 2016 05:15 PM (GgxVX)

85 Every older liberal justice will retire and be replaced before Obama leaves office? We're lost the supreme court no mater what now.

Our only hope is to eliminate the power of the court. It no longer has any legitimacy after that absurd gay marriage ruling. Either fight back or we'll all end up in camps.

Posted by: Hall at February 13, 2016 05:15 PM (CdEiq)

86 God bring comfort to his family. And God help us all. This is terrible news for our country.

Posted by: Throat Wobbler Mangrove at February 13, 2016 05:15 PM (S8W0R)

87 Well shit.

Posted by: mugiwara at February 13, 2016 05:16 PM (rJnvs)

88 I'm sitting here thinking about all the 5-4 decisions in the last few years were I said, "Whew, that was close".
Now it will just be a lot of Obama rubber stamp decisions.

Posted by: Big Al at February 13, 2016 05:16 PM (3MNCs)

89 Wake up America! It is Cruz for Pres or we are doomed. Get off the Trump craziness and let's get real.

Posted by: Byron at February 13, 2016 05:16 PM (Wy4uh)

90 Trump is going to appoint his 74 year old sister? LOL

Posted by: Billygoatpuke at February 13, 2016 05:16 PM (l5QMI)

91 The day the republic died.

Posted by: Baba Wawa at February 13, 2016 05:16 PM (kTF2Z)

92 I'm just thankful we have Mitch "Stonewall" McConnell as Senate Majority Leader.

Perhaps Gov Bevin needs to pay the Senator a visit.

Supposedly I can't recall your ass - but I will have a police crew following you every day just waiting to arrest you if you give Obama the justice of his choice.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 13, 2016 05:16 PM (5LOno)

93
RIP Justice Scalia

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 13, 2016 05:16 PM (BK3ZS)

94 Obama will replace Scalia with a hardcore Leftist.

This will be remembered as the day America died... before it get's memory-holed.

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 13, 2016 05:17 PM (vBeA5)

95 Here's what Trump should say,
When I become President I will nominate Ted Cruz to the Supreme Court.
Now, who's a more perfect replacement for Scalia than Ted or The Instapundit.

Posted by: Mister Ghost at February 13, 2016 05:17 PM (8n3PX)

96 May he rest in peace. Prayers for his family and friends.
And may he haunt the senate republicans if they confirm an Obama appointee.

Posted by: Jim in virginia at February 13, 2016 05:17 PM (HSyzc)

97 Our country can't get a break. It's like The Omen or something. !!!#@&*!

Posted by: OneIronMacGuffin at February 13, 2016 05:17 PM (NjX7M)

98 My condolonces to the Scalia family, and the country. Our Constitutional rights hung by a thread and it just snapped. Fuck fuck fuck fuckity fucking fuck.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 13, 2016 05:17 PM (kpqmD)

99 >>If Senate Republicans can't slow down a nominee with a majority in the Senate, they deserve to be a minority party forever
Posted by: Jim

Relax, I'm working on that minority thing.

Posted by: Mitch at February 13, 2016 05:17 PM (c7vUv)

100 Matt Drudge hasn't got the news yet. Wakey, wakey, Matt.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 13, 2016 05:17 PM (6FqZa)

101 A good man and a good judge who loved the country.

Yes, indeed; God help us!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 13, 2016 05:17 PM (w4NZ8)

102 Goodbye 2nd Ammendment.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 13, 2016 05:17 PM (0LHZx)

103 A few days ago, I'd have said nominate Ted Nugent.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 13, 2016 05:17 PM (/qW5H)

104
And now the vile commentary from the left and gleeful anticipation of turning the Court decisively to the left begins.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 13, 2016 05:18 PM (BK3ZS)

105
42 Natural causes? Just like Breitbart?

I can't completely pooh-pooh this, despite the fact that Scalia was of an age and had a very stressful job. Obama hated him and Obama's enemies have to pay by November.

Look at the State Dept. They have been playing a cold dark game for way longer than we have been willing to admit.

Posted by: Gem at February 13, 2016 05:18 PM (c+gwp)

106 Just saw this on Fox as I was walking in the door a few min ago - jaw dropped. I am gutted. Brilliant mind, great man, one of the absolute best SCOTUS judges to have ever held the job. Truly a great loss for our country.

Posted by: tdpwells at February 13, 2016 05:18 PM (evKax)

107 Current Senate judicial committee:

http://www.judiciary.senate.gov/about/members

Does Grassley have fight in him?

Posted by: 18-1 at February 13, 2016 05:19 PM (5LOno)

108 Anyone know? What's the longest period of time the Senate has stonewalled a Big-9 Appointment? Is there ANY chance this can be used into next presidency? Any historical precedent?

Posted by: Schlonger at February 13, 2016 05:19 PM (AFme8)

109 nonononononononononononononono

Posted by: tintex at February 13, 2016 05:19 PM (OQy+b)

110 I swear to God if the Senate can't block a nomination until Obama is out of office I will vote for fucking Bernie Sanders just to get the point across that all of these idiots need to go.

Posted by: Rich at February 13, 2016 05:19 PM (MIdlN)

111

very sad

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 13, 2016 05:19 PM (qCMvj)

112 THIS IS DEFCON 1 TERRIBLE NEWS

It's above DEFCON 1.

Posted by: Fox2! at February 13, 2016 05:19 PM (brIR5)

113 And to the leftists.....

Damn you. Damn you all to Hell.

Damn you for making my first thought not of sympathy for his family, but that we just lost the nation.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 13, 2016 05:02 PM (o98Jz)

Not just you. It was my 2nd thought. There goes the court.

Posted by: tdpwells at February 13, 2016 05:19 PM (evKax)

114 And now the vile commentary from the left and gleeful anticipation of turning the Court decisively to the left begins.
***
So will Twitter be banning all the tweeters celebrating Scalia's death?

Posted by: 18-1 at February 13, 2016 05:19 PM (5LOno)

115 Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 13, 2016 05:17 PM (6FqZa)

You might want to hit 'refresh' on his site. Yes indeed he knows.

Posted by: HH at February 13, 2016 05:20 PM (DrCtv)

116 Nothing ever hurts Trump. If anything ever did he would have faded long ago. Don't know why but it's true.

Posted by: Trapeze at February 13, 2016 05:20 PM (z4myR)

117
If Senate Republicans can't slow down a nominee with a majority in the Senate, they deserve to be a minority party forever

Posted by: Jim at February 13, 2016 05:14 PM (A3kYV)


Cloture with 60 votes still counts with SCOTUS nominations.

Posted by: Vendette at February 13, 2016 05:20 PM (ZHuTJ)

118 Oh, fk! This really sucks. He was a great justice. Now be prepared for all the leftards to celebrate and misstate his positions.

RIP, Anthony! God speed....

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 13, 2016 05:20 PM (iQIUe)

119
Cue up the most spectacular episode of Failure Theatre ever.

I am especially looking forward to Miss Lindsey's statements of principled ball-licking.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 13, 2016 05:20 PM (BK3ZS)

120 Grassley fight?

Yeah, right

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 13, 2016 05:20 PM (voOPb)

121 Write to your Senators NOW! Tell them they must not confirm any Obama appointee.

Posted by: Fox2! at February 13, 2016 05:20 PM (brIR5)

122 Limbaugh has often said if he had to have anyone else's brain...it would be Scalia's.

Posted by: phxjay at February 13, 2016 05:20 PM (dZ9fC)

123 I just saw this on Facebook. This is a huge loss for America. He was not just an outstanding intellect, but, a staunch Constitutionalist.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at February 13, 2016 05:20 PM (kXoT0)

124 I guess the Let It Burn crowd will get their wish.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 13, 2016 05:21 PM (MNgU2)

125 Boulder terlit hobo (I once lived off of Baseline):

I found out about it from Drudge before I came here.

Posted by: Mister Christopher (in Atlanta!) at February 13, 2016 05:21 PM (SLJ40)

126 Terrible. I pray that God will comfort his family.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at February 13, 2016 05:21 PM (+wjl1)

127 Anyone know? What's the longest period of time the Senate has stonewalled a Big-9 Appointment? Is there ANY chance this can be used into next presidency? Any historical precedent?
Posted by: Schlonger


The Democrats when they controlled the Senate rejected all sorts of Republican appointed SC justices like Bork.

They can simply veto his appointments forever

Will they? Who knows

Posted by: Jim at February 13, 2016 05:21 PM (A3kYV)

128 Of course the left will be vile; It's to be expected, but as Scalia was a Christian, Scalia had a hope that the virulent anti theists will never know.

Prayers for his family and friends.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 13, 2016 05:21 PM (w4NZ8)

129 Damn. Just damn.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 13, 2016 05:21 PM (kTF2Z)

130 If we are thinking straight as a nation this should sink Trump aka the fake conservative.

Posted by: Byron at February 13, 2016 05:21 PM (Wy4uh)

131 Here's what Trump should say,
When I become President I will nominate Ted Cruz to the Supreme Court.
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If we believe elections matter anymore, sure that's the way to go. Cruz for SC means he can give the VP another wing of the party when the post nomination "unifying" process gets under way.

That potentially also frees Cruz up to spend the year filibustering whatever alien obama tries to put on the court.

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at February 13, 2016 05:21 PM (ZbV+0)

132 He's not dead dead....Ginsburg has been dead dead for years....propped up there at the SOTU address like bernies vacation.....ginsburg dead and a couple of other libs like Dingy Harry on life support...

Posted by: concealedkerry or submitt at February 13, 2016 05:22 PM (kHv/o)

133 18 - 1, agree - Rubio talking about how we need people with Cruz's spine on SCOTUS would be brilliant. So it won't happen. Looking for McConnell to roll over for the left in 3 -2-1

Posted by: MaureenTheTemp at February 13, 2016 05:22 PM (N9gZs)

134 McConnell will be first in line to tell Obama that every President has the right to choose his Supreme Court Justices and he'll approve any nominee including Eric Holder ASAP to get it out of the way before the elections!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 13, 2016 05:22 PM (wYnyS)

135

this is the political earthquake we did not foresee, nor needed

bleh

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 13, 2016 05:22 PM (qCMvj)

136 So Obama's amnesty gets rubber stamped. Though, truth be told, Kennedy and Roberts will probably go squishy on that anyway.

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at February 13, 2016 05:22 PM (nFdGS)

137 And now we will see what Bitch McConnell is made of.

This is huge.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 13, 2016 05:22 PM (HMt16)

138 Vendette, that may be the case regarding cloture doesn't mean the gutless, spineless, ball-less squishes will do it.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 13, 2016 05:22 PM (voOPb)

139 I was fortunate enough to hear him speak on a number of occasions and to have dinner with him (a large dinner) on several others. He was a legal colossus, and he had a way of explaining things such that a layman could understand the most complex legal dilemmas.
I consider myself extremely fortunate for those memories.

Posted by: navybrat at February 13, 2016 05:22 PM (8QGte)

140 Apparently John Tyler had two SC vacancies, and the Senate only let him fill one - so their is precedent.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 13, 2016 05:22 PM (5LOno)

141 If they cant delay this than the gop is effing more worthless than imagined.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 13, 2016 05:22 PM (iQIUe)

142 I predict Obama nominates himself.

Why not the best?

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 13, 2016 05:22 PM (/qW5H)

143 I just found out about this. This is so, so awful. Awful for his friends and family (and many prayers to them), and awful for our country.

God help us all.

Posted by: VAlady at February 13, 2016 05:22 PM (JU/Uq)

144 And selfishly, I have been only thinking of my anger and sense of hopelessness when I should have been thinking of his family and loved ones.

Prayers for his family, may he rest in heaven's reward.

Posted by: Gem at February 13, 2016 05:23 PM (c+gwp)

145 holy shit

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 13, 2016 05:23 PM (Vk4zE)

146 ...God help us all.

Posted by: billygoat at February 13, 2016 05:23 PM (INxoa)

147 Not the hill to die on.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 13, 2016 05:23 PM (0LHZx)

148 pfffft. What Mitch McConnel is made of. What a fucking joke

Posted by: Schlonger at February 13, 2016 05:23 PM (AFme8)

149 The cloture rule for Supreme Court nominations is still 60.

Posted by: Vendette at February 13, 2016 05:23 PM (ZHuTJ)

150 Boy howdy this is going to be interesting on the GOP debate tonight.

Posted by: HH at February 13, 2016 05:23 PM (DrCtv)

151 Bet the donks go searching for a tranny replacement. That is just their style.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 13, 2016 05:23 PM (iQIUe)

152 Any GOP Senator who votes for Obama's nominee must be not only kicked out of office, but destroyed utterly and completely.

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 13, 2016 05:23 PM (vBeA5)

153 I'm so glad NC has elected such a strident Conservative who has been selected to the Judiciary Committee.

Posted by: Golfman at February 13, 2016 05:23 PM (48QDY)

154 R.I.P sir, and thank you, thank you so much for being a burning light of strength in dark times.
Winter is coming.

Posted by: Dan in Shepherd at February 13, 2016 05:24 PM (rus2S)

155 119
Cue up the most spectacular episode of Failure Theatre ever


I fear this is true.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 13, 2016 05:24 PM (HMt16)

156 May he RIP. A giant among men.
We are so fucked.

Posted by: real joe at February 13, 2016 05:24 PM (2gGwJ)

157 Oh shit...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 13, 2016 05:24 PM (RrDm2)

158 This is a tragedy not only for Justice Scalia's family but also for this nation. God help us all.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 13, 2016 05:24 PM (NPofj)

159

notice we all came here to grieve

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 13, 2016 05:24 PM (qCMvj)

160 The Senate GOPe will confirm Obama's Commie nominee to replace Scalia this summer, by near unanimous vote, with McCain, Miss Lindsey, Bob Corker and Yertle McTurtle leading the way.

People here will pitch a fit...and then vote GOPe in November.

Posted by: anti-socialist at February 13, 2016 05:24 PM (o9lmn)

161 148 pfffft. What Mitch McConnel is made of. What a fucking joke

You misunderstood. It was intended to be.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at February 13, 2016 05:24 PM (HMt16)

162 The party of tolerance is showing it on Twitter right now.

There's really some sick fucks out there.

R.I.P. Justice Scalia and America

Posted by: Junk in the Trunk at February 13, 2016 05:24 PM (zNWur)

163 Of course the left will be vile; It's to be
expected, but as Scalia was a Christian, Scalia had a hope that the
virulent anti theists will never know.



Prayers for his family and friends.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 13, 2016 05:21 PM (w4NZ

I'm so glad you frequent this site FS! Thanks!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 13, 2016 05:24 PM (wYnyS)

164 So much for earlier today's fluffy bunnies.

Posted by: DaveA at February 13, 2016 05:25 PM (DL2i+)

165 This is one of my biggest nightmares come true for this administration - that TFG would get a shot at replacing one of the Constitutionalist judges on SCOTUS. This is really really bad.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 13, 2016 05:25 PM (kpqmD)

166 You know who this helps? PuppyMonkeyBaby.

Obama won't trot out his desired candidate first. He'll throw out some cannon fodder to be shot up. Then, he'll run out Loretta Lynch. That's his ideal. It makes the court 5 men/ 4 women, a smart latina, a black, and an Uncle Tom (in the Left's mind.)

Posted by: Zombie John Gotti at February 13, 2016 05:25 PM (g4zfM)

167 Cue up the most spectacular episode of Failure Theatre ever
***
How about we collectively offer to vote for Sanders if McConnell and co give Obama another leftist on the court?

McConnell doesn't care, but I presume his masters do.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 13, 2016 05:25 PM (5LOno)

168 Show us the quote Ace. The one where he was asked if he would appoint his sister (appointed by Reagan) to SC and he said she would make a great judge, but she would say no? That quote?

Posted by: Billygoatpuke at February 13, 2016 05:25 PM (l5QMI)

169 140 Apparently John Tyler had two SC vacancies, and the Senate only let him fill one - so their is precedent.

Nice 18-1. That's promising.

It's revolution time if the GOP Senate gives this up. Our freedoms are have been hanging from the 5-4 thread for so long..... this is Obama's chance to permanently change.... everything

Posted by: Schlonger at February 13, 2016 05:25 PM (AFme8)

170 Any bets on how many GOP Senators won't sell out?

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 13, 2016 05:25 PM (vBeA5)

171 May his memory be eternal.

And WASTF....

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 13, 2016 05:25 PM (Q7bO0)

172 There is no constitutional requirement to have 9 justices. Congress decides how many justices are on SCOTUS. There have been 5, 7, etc in the past.

Posted by: DGP at February 13, 2016 05:25 PM (bKHc1)

173 >>Cloture with 60 votes still counts with SCOTUS nominations.
Posted by: Vendette

I'm sure we can find a bipartisan way around that. And by bipartisan I mean I get to lick Barry's balls this time since Boehner is gone. I have seniority on Ryan.

Posted by: Mitch at February 13, 2016 05:25 PM (c7vUv)

174 Write to your Senators NOW! Tell them they must not confirm any Obama appointee.

****

Puhleeze. Like my senator would bother showing up to vote.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 13, 2016 05:25 PM (8PbKi)

175 see update: Mike Lee says "No way any obama appointee gets through"

we'll see what Orrin Hatch and John F'n' McCain say.

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2016 05:26 PM (dciA+)

176 100 Matt Drudge hasn't got the news yet. Wakey, wakey, Matt.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 13, 2016 05:17 PM (6FqZa)

Saw it in red with the siren ten minutes ago.

Posted by: baldilocks at February 13, 2016 05:26 PM (ys2UW)

177 run out the clock.

Have the Senate "lose" all the documents over again.

Stall Obama out like he stalled out IRS investigators.

Posted by: Harun at February 13, 2016 05:26 PM (UBBWX)

178 Cloture with 60 votes still counts with SCOTUS nominations.


Posted by: Vendette at February 13, 2016 05:20 PM (ZHuTJ)


That would be true with an ideologue like Reid as Majority Leader.
With a Quisling Squish like McConnell as Majority Leader, I'm not so sure he won't be "flexible".

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 13, 2016 05:26 PM (wYnyS)

179 Update: Mike Lee's Press Secretary Says No Way In Hell.
---
This.

Fuck you.

War.

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at February 13, 2016 05:26 PM (ZbV+0)

180 And to the leftists.....



Damn you. Damn you all to Hell.



Damn you for making my first thought not of sympathy for his family, but that we just lost the nation.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 13, 2016 05:02 PM (o98Jz)


This times a million... we could not spare Scalia in this existential battle for this nation' soul.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 13, 2016 05:26 PM (NPofj)

181 Even with 8 on the court the left wins since a 4-4 decision means the original law / or EO stands. So amnesty stands, gun bans stand, EPA thuggery stands.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 13, 2016 05:26 PM (0LHZx)

182 Obama got Kagan and Sotomayor on the SC, both of whom have turned out to be duds who vote for every Leftist Social Justice case presented. Neither of them is even a good lawyer--Sotomayor was reversed 70% of the time on appeals. The GOP cannot let Bobo appoint another long term Leftist loon.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at February 13, 2016 05:27 PM (kXoT0)

183 Judge Scalis was my favorite. May he rest in peace.

I'm glad Mike Lee said NO.

Posted by: Carol at February 13, 2016 05:27 PM (sj3Ax)

184 In reference to
108 Anyone know? What's the longest period of time the Senate has stonewalled a Big-9 Appointment? Is there ANY chance this can be used into next presidency? Any historical precedent?
Posted by: Schlonger at February 13, 2016 05:19 PM (AFme

Comment from above

24 Malor says there's never been a Justice nominated at this point in a pres' cycle. So, it's perfect for McConnel to yet again betray the base. and the country.
Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at February 13, 2016 05:05 PM (EjBTO)

Posted by: Fox2! at February 13, 2016 05:27 PM (brIR5)

185 " Boy howdy this is going to be interesting on the GOP debate tonight."

Didn't Cruz clerk for him?

Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 05:27 PM (3DIzJ)

186 HH, thanks. Seems the caching is strong with my browser.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 13, 2016 05:27 PM (6FqZa)

187

Well this puts the GOPe on notice.
And over a barrel.
While the left cheers (because they are sick), the GOPe will be shaking in their boots.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 13, 2016 05:27 PM (qCMvj)

188 And now the vile commentary from the left and gleeful anticipation of turning the Court decisively to the left begins.

-
At this time of political and social polarization, we need a moderate to bring us together and to heal the nation.

You heard it here first.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 13, 2016 05:27 PM (/qW5H)

189 Posted by: Billygoatpuke at February 13, 2016 05:25 PM (l5QMI)

Why? You ignore every other Trump quote.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 13, 2016 05:27 PM (MNgU2)

190 I'm sure obama's scouring the world for moderate clever, transgendered Somalian Muslim-atheists right now.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at February 13, 2016 05:28 PM (EjBTO)

191 The senators, Rubio and Cruz, had better step up and put the heat on their colleagues.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 13, 2016 05:28 PM (T/5A0)

192 Don't go into the light Scalia!!!!!!!! Ah too late.

Posted by: cvb at February 13, 2016 05:28 PM (b1lhY)

193 149 The cloture rule for Supreme Court nominations is still 60.
---------
See 138

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 13, 2016 05:28 PM (voOPb)

194 "Mike Lee says "No way any obama appointee gets through"


They better damn well follow through with that.

Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 05:28 PM (3DIzJ)

195

shut the gov down again please

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 13, 2016 05:28 PM (qCMvj)

196 No News is Good news.

Posted by: Lincolntf at February 13, 2016 05:28 PM (2cS/G)

197 fuck me...

ima go out back and destroy stuff with a chain saw all afternoon, then get s-faced.

prayers to his family.

and for our country too

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 13, 2016 05:29 PM (9DXr1)

198 Miss Linsey
McRino
McTurtle
Kirk
Conelly

Obama is going to get a third appointment through.

The failure theater will be glorious, GLORIOUS!!!!!!

Posted by: Jukin, Former Republican at February 13, 2016 05:29 PM (AhyHb)

199 So much for Heller and the republic.
=(

Posted by: BlueFalcon in Boston at February 13, 2016 05:29 PM (r6ujM)

200 Brilliant (#131) - Trump should announce he'll nominate Ted Cruz to replace Scalia.

win - win - win.

Posted by: ouch at February 13, 2016 05:29 PM (40IrJ)

201 Scalia v. Ruth Bader-Meinhoff Ginzberg = proof that only the good die young.

Posted by: The Great White Snark at February 13, 2016 05:29 PM (/qW5H)

202 Worst news I could imagine right now, indeed our nation is in dire straits.

Why do the evil persist in living but those who cast the light of liberty perish?

Posted by: gdonovan at February 13, 2016 05:29 PM (Ipxoj)

203 Time to buy ammo and body armor. S***t!

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at February 13, 2016 05:29 PM (hVdx9)

204 I guess. Guess. that it's a good thing the ryan betrayal known as omnibus has gone through. maybe. Because now obama can't shut down the monuments in a temper tantrum.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at February 13, 2016 05:29 PM (EjBTO)

205 "17
What does this have to do with the current election? Obama will get to
pick a replacement. Even if the Senate delays (or I suppose rejects), I
don't see how this comes into play - Trump and others just list who
they would nominate.

Posted by: whatever at February 13, 2016 05:04 PM (SBlQr)"


I seem to recall that back in the 1960s or 1970s there was a Supreme Court vacancy that was left open until after the Presidential election.

Republicans are the majority of the Senate. They can simply tell the most partisan asshole President that I can remember in my lifetime that nobody he picks for the Supreme Court is going to be ratified by the Senate so don't bother.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 13, 2016 05:30 PM (QHgTq)

206 And specifically, the longest vacancy on the SC was over 2 years - so again, there is complete precedent to just run out the clock here.

If the GOPe wants to that is.

Say that they want to put together a proper farewell to such an important justice, and have the Smithsonian put something together for the spring.

Then come the summer, claim that congress has to go home to listen to its constituents ahead of the election.

Then come the fall, claim that it would be too political to even consider a replacement in the height of election season...

Posted by: 18-1 at February 13, 2016 05:30 PM (5LOno)

207 If the Repubs DO find the spine to vote down whatever Alinskyite POS Obama nominates, then the Dems will have an issue to motivate their base.

Damned if we do, damned if we don't.

Still, nothing to do but fight the first battle.

Posted by: the real mahout at February 13, 2016 05:30 PM (o2Z7Y)

208 Judging by some of the gleeful comments over at "The Hill" I'd say that The Right does NOT have a monopoly on hate speech.

Posted by: Randy Westerfeld at February 13, 2016 05:30 PM (zp6Kj)

209 1) There is no possibility of stopping The One's nomination.
2) A five to four vote can nullify the 2nd amendment.
3) Without the 2nd amendment, the 1st amendment is worthless.

You idiots out there who thought that Roe vs. Wade was only about abortion are gong to find what the big picture really was.

Posted by: rayj at February 13, 2016 05:30 PM (XhQ0e)

210 So, so sad.

Posted by: Tuna at February 13, 2016 05:30 PM (JSovD)

211 175 see update: Mike Lee says "No way any obama appointee gets through"

we'll see what Orrin Hatch and John F'n' McCain say.
Posted by: ace at February 13, 2016 05:26 PM (dciA+)


If Republicans break on this, I will not have respect for a single Senator who stays with the party.

And, yeah, I can't say I'm sure what's going to happen.

RIP.

Sic transit gloria mundi.

Posted by: AD at February 13, 2016 05:30 PM (QWY55)

212 NVM Cruz clerked for Rehnquist.

He worked closely with Scalia, of course though.

My point is that this will not be merely political for him tonight.

Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 05:30 PM (3DIzJ)

213 @175

You have that straight ace

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 13, 2016 05:31 PM (voOPb)

214 Mike Lee is awesome.

Time to head out. Hope I don't get into too many fights (mainly because my shoulder still hurts)

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 13, 2016 05:31 PM (6FqZa)

215 Any bets on how many GOP Senators won't sell out?
---
There's two running for president that have to pretend to be conservative (and one who may be the real deal). How many are running for reelection this year.

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at February 13, 2016 05:31 PM (ZbV+0)

216 >>The GOP cannot let Bobo appoint another long term Leftist loon.

Just watch me.

Posted by: Mitch at February 13, 2016 05:31 PM (c7vUv)

217 147- Not the hill to die on

Yes, this is the hill to die onl. if we don't the entire country dies. By letting obama appoint the next SC justice, we doom us all.

Posted by: abby coffey at February 13, 2016 05:31 PM (HBU7W)

218 Pedophilia as a right under the 14th Amendment within five years, tops.

Posted by: Algore at February 13, 2016 05:31 PM (EsqnP)

219
Potential Replacements:

Stephen Reinhardt, 9th Circuit? Married to ACLU pres.

Jeremy Fogel, 9th Circuit? Totally derailed capital punishment in Calif, loves rapist/murderers.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 13, 2016 05:31 PM (iQIUe)

220 This is right down the middle meatball for The Donald......watch him....outta the park.....he hires the best and brightest......I am certain given his support for TPA/TPP his Goldman Sachs connections that Cruz is not a good candidate for even this.......neither is Cubio the boy from the gang of eight........Trump will pick the only one..........S....Yeb.........S/

Posted by: concealedkerry or submitt at February 13, 2016 05:31 PM (kHv/o)

221 Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 13, 2016 05:27 PM (MNgU2)

For instance?

Posted by: Billygoatpuke at February 13, 2016 05:31 PM (l5QMI)

222 i posted the trump quote, both parts.

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2016 05:31 PM (dciA+)

223 So, Barky resigns making Joe the prez. Joe nominates Barky to SC. Joe then decides as the incumbent, he is going to run.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 13, 2016 05:31 PM (kTF2Z)

224 My sincere condolences to Justice Scalia's family and loved ones. May he rest in peace, he was a giant of a man.

Posted by: Sherry McEvil, Stiletto Corsettes now franchising Lulu Snackbars at February 13, 2016 05:31 PM (kXoT0)

225 remember how McConnell fucked the GOP by pretending his seat was in danger in 2014. That money could've made 4-5 other Senate races competitive. Instead, we just gave up on them.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at February 13, 2016 05:31 PM (EjBTO)

226 The One said he was going to make major changes in his last year in office. Does make one wonder...

Posted by: washrivergal at February 13, 2016 05:32 PM (CFc5L)

227 May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, rest in peace. Amen.

"May the angels lead you into paradise; may the martyrs receive you at your arrival and lead you to the holy city Jerusalem. May choirs of angels receive you and with Lazarus, once (a) poor (man), may you have eternal rest."

In Paradisum, Funeral Liturgy

Posted by: Fox2! at February 13, 2016 05:32 PM (brIR5)

228

Imagine if we win.
And we get to choose the next one.

Calgon, take me away..........

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 13, 2016 05:32 PM (qCMvj)

229 i'm in shock.....may God have mercy on our country...........

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 13, 2016 05:32 PM (0O7c5)

230 I forget whether it was here or at Hot Gas where A poster said that even though the GOPe senate rubber stamped all of Obama's illegal actions that they would stop confirming leftist judges. That alone was enogh to always vote for the lesser of two evils and do what the GOPe told us to do.

Oh I laughed and laughed.

Posted by: Jukin, Former Republican at February 13, 2016 05:32 PM (AhyHb)

231 G-d bless Justice Antonin Scalia. He was a stalwart who faced some of the greatest pressures anyone could and held his ground and his resolve. He will be missed. Very much so.

Very sad.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 13, 2016 05:33 PM (zc3Db)

232 i posted the trump quote, both parts.

Posted by: ace

***

again, the problem with trump-curiousness is that he's a marketing guy who will glad-hand and upsell anyone. So you don't know when he's serious when he says "so and so is a great guy, could be king one day" It could mean the guy's a loser or a great guy.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at February 13, 2016 05:33 PM (EjBTO)

233 If Mitch is true to form, he will have the issue to run on, squeak some Obama tool through the process with a 51-49 vote (himself making a point to vote no of course) and then say we all have to pull together for Rubio because we need to get good judges.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 13, 2016 05:33 PM (6FqZa)

234 the republicans better fucking block every single nomination.....EVERY SINGLE NOMINATION

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 13, 2016 05:33 PM (0O7c5)

235
Yeah, absolutely the hill to die on unless you want rule by unelected judicial officers instead of legislature and the US Constitution.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 13, 2016 05:33 PM (iQIUe)

236 Still think it doesn't matter what Republican gets the nomination and is ultimately elected POTUS? We need to drop this Little Green Footballs purity shtick and support anyone who can beat Clinton OR Sanders, regardless of how they once felt about ANYTHING in the past.
THIS is why we fight.

Posted by: Mike vonTschudi at February 13, 2016 05:33 PM (rLDZi)

237 Even with 8 on the court the left wins since a 4-4
decision means the original law / or EO stands. So amnesty stands, gun
bans stand, EPA thuggery stands.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 13, 2016 05:26 PM (0LHZx)


No, 4-4 means the lower court decision stands. In the case of amnesty that means Obama is SOL. And I believe the EPA already lost this session.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 13, 2016 05:33 PM (NPofj)

238 I'm freaking out over this big time.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 13, 2016 05:33 PM (4ErVI)

239
We're scared, Ace. Hold us and tell us everything is going to be alright.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 13, 2016 05:34 PM (iQIUe)

240 Godspeed Scalia.
I was worried about this happening with Obama in office.
I don't think the GOP will do squat to stop whomever Obama picks.
Goodbye to the Republic.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at February 13, 2016 05:34 PM (hVdx9)

241 217 147- Not the hill to die on

Yes, this is the hill to die onl. if we don't the entire country dies. By letting obama appoint the next SC justice, we doom us all.

Um...yea. If there is a hill to die on, this is it. Dems will use everything at their disposal, including hook and crook, to replace Scalia with a liberal hack. Are you kidding me?!?! This IS the ballgame folks!

Posted by: Schlonger at February 13, 2016 05:34 PM (AFme8)

242 232 i posted the trump quote, both parts.

Posted by: Billygoatpuke at February 13, 2016 05:34 PM (l5QMI)

243
"Time to buy ammo and body armor. S***t!"
Use cash.
Also, you might not want the little ones know about it. I'm sure their teachers are willing to offer all sorts of extra credit for turning you in.

Posted by: rayj at February 13, 2016 05:34 PM (XhQ0e)

244 "Donald Trump says that if he becomes president, he would love to nominate his older sister — a federal circuit court judge — to the U.S. Supreme Court"

Washington Post

http://tinyurl.com/z6xq6ja

That he opines that should would not want the job matters little.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 13, 2016 05:34 PM (RrDm2)

245 "Puhleeze. Like my senator would bother showing up to vote."
--Niedermeyer's Dead Horse
----

You live in Florida don't you...and I'm sure you're not talking about Nelson.

Posted by: Big Al at February 13, 2016 05:34 PM (3MNCs)

246 He was a great man! Witty, enthusiastic and brilliant.

Rest in peace.

How could this happen now...fate is cruel.

Posted by: PJ at February 13, 2016 05:34 PM (cHuNI)

247 I forget whether it was here or at Hot Gas where A poster said that even though the GOPe senate rubber stamped all of Obama's illegal actions that they would stop confirming leftist judges. That alone was enogh to always vote for the lesser of two evils and do what the GOPe told us to do.

Oh I laughed and laughed.

****

Me too.

The one area the GOP has never fought well on is left wing judges. Just happens, never worry about bad judges, never make them an issue.

Meanwhile, mother fucking McCain made the pretend filibuster of W's judges a permanent thing.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at February 13, 2016 05:34 PM (EjBTO)

248 Thanks

Posted by: Billygoatpuke at February 13, 2016 05:34 PM (l5QMI)

249 Well, damn, I guess I have to watch tonight's debate now.

Posted by: no good deed at February 13, 2016 05:34 PM (GgxVX)

250 Simple answer to the GOPe.

8 Judges in 2016 or Sanders in 2017.

Posted by: 18-1 at February 13, 2016 05:35 PM (5LOno)

251 RIP, my hero.

Cruz will be the only person on the debate stage tonight worth listening to when it comes to Justice Scalia and his successor. That's gotta count for something.

Posted by: VA MK Z at February 13, 2016 05:35 PM (+0aiQ)

252 The Lyin Rats and their Presstitutes have always....warned....cajoled...threatened that these picks must be replaced with one of like ideology.....when its a leftist....nows the time to make em eat those words...and for the Egop to find a spine or be forever GONE......I will have my second amendment rights no matter what a bunch of roped ideologues say and I will stand and defend them.....III%....

Posted by: concealedkerry or submitt at February 13, 2016 05:35 PM (kHv/o)

253 Ace. That ranch is nowhere near San Antonio.

Just got back to the beach condo and haven't read comments, but wanted to correct he headline.

Posted by: stace. Ahoy, horde! at February 13, 2016 05:35 PM (0QLpr)

254 Then come the fall, claim that it would be too political to even consider a replacement in the height of election season...
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And then rush through the commie muslim nominee during the lame duck session.

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at February 13, 2016 05:35 PM (ZbV+0)

255
Oddly, I wonder how this is going to affect Ruth Ginsburg. It's no secret she is doing poorly and she and her late husband were good friends with the Scalias.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 13, 2016 05:35 PM (iQIUe)

256 Reminder: SCOTUS nominations require 60 votes in the Senate.

Posted by: Vendette at February 13, 2016 05:35 PM (ZHuTJ)

257 244 Oops. That he opines that she would not want the job matters little.
Posted by: Mike Hammer

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 13, 2016 05:35 PM (RrDm2)

258

May God bless him and keep him and comfort his loved ones. And please dear God, bless the United States of America.

Posted by: ThunderB at February 13, 2016 05:35 PM (zOTsN)

259 You know what the shitstains in DC will do. Time for the Mussolini treatment?

Posted by: angela urkel at February 13, 2016 05:35 PM (LM6ky)

260 Obama is completely unqualified for the Supreme Court, and he's already said he doesn't want it. He wants to "not be in a bubble "anymore, which is his quaint way of saying it' would be too much work. Of course he could be nominated in the scenario suggested, but I think even the left would baulk at stroking the ego of someone with no judicial experience

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 13, 2016 05:36 PM (w4NZ8)

261 His opinions were almost always entertaining to read, and at the rate we're going, he's probably one of the last true justices to appreciate limited government we'll ever get. RIP

Posted by: brak at February 13, 2016 05:36 PM (mnjX+)

262 Expect a transgendered African American homosexual.

Because Freak

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 13, 2016 05:36 PM (voOPb)

263 Early odds say 5-2 Senate folds like a McConnell.

Posted by: Man from Wazzustan at February 13, 2016 05:36 PM (qjJsc)

264 Fuck.

The man was brilliant. Saw him speak at the U of Washington on the same day they found Kurt Cobain's headless corpse. The mostly commie student body listening to Scalia tried to trip him up with their questions but he shredded them.

RIP

Posted by: Sharkman at February 13, 2016 05:36 PM (aZNua)

265 Oh fuckberries.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 13, 2016 05:36 PM (bLnSU)

266

Can't wait to see Cruz's new attack ad now.

It'll be a doozy.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 13, 2016 05:36 PM (qCMvj)

267 Obama is completely unqualified for the Supreme Court, and he's already said he doesn't want it.
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I could get Reggie to actually do the writing....right?

Posted by: Barack Obama at February 13, 2016 05:36 PM (5LOno)

268 >>> We need to drop this Little Green Footballs purity shtick and support anyone who can beat Clinton OR Sanders, regardless of how they once felt about ANYTHING in the past.

I like the way they repealed Obamacare and told Iran to pound sand.

Posted by: fluffy at February 13, 2016 05:36 PM (AfsKp)

269 This hurts Cruz. No matter where you are on the natural born issue, there will be 5 votes to say he is not qualified, if that is what Obama wants

Posted by: Algore at February 13, 2016 05:37 PM (EsqnP)

270 Posted by: angela urkel at February 13, 2016 05:35 PM (LM6ky)\


Ban, please.

Posted by: Vendette at February 13, 2016 05:37 PM (ZHuTJ)

271 " Boy howdy this is going to be interesting on the GOP debate tonight."



Didn't Cruz clerk for him?

Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 05:27 PM (3DIzJ)

Posted by: redbanzai at February 13, 2016 05:37 PM (NPofj)

272 I cannot believe Ginsburg outlived him.

We have lost a giant among men.

RIP

Posted by: mpfs at February 13, 2016 05:37 PM (SlFyt)

273 237 Even with 8 on the court the left wins since a 4-4
decision means the original law / or EO stands. So amnesty stands, gun
bans stand, EPA thuggery stands.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 13, 2016 05:26 PM (0LHZx)


No, 4-4 means the lower court decision stands. In the case of amnesty that means Obama is SOL. And I believe the EPA already lost this session.
Posted by: redbanzai at February 13, 2016 05:33 PM (NPofj)

That's what I meant the lower decision stands. I thought the epa got a favorable ruling? Maybe I'm thinking of something else.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 13, 2016 05:37 PM (0LHZx)

274 Candidates scrambling to alter planned soliloquies.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 13, 2016 05:37 PM (RrDm2)

275 The Senate would never confirm Cruz, but he'd be a great justice.

Posted by: brak at February 13, 2016 05:37 PM (mnjX+)

276 Expect a transgendered African American homosexual.
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You forgot undocumented worker...

Posted by: 18-1 at February 13, 2016 05:37 PM (5LOno)

277 Use cash.
Also, you might not want the little ones know about it. I'm sure their teachers are willing to offer all sorts of extra credit for turning you in.


Posted by: rayj
****

Not worried about the little ones as they are cats.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at February 13, 2016 05:37 PM (hVdx9)

Posted by: 18-1 at February 13, 2016 05:37 PM (5LOno)

279 256 Reminder: SCOTUS nominations require 60 votes in the Senate.
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Lol

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 13, 2016 05:38 PM (voOPb)

280 " Boy howdy this is going to be interesting on the GOP debate tonight."





Didn't Cruz clerk for him?



Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 05:27 PM (3DIzJ)





Woops... hit post too soon. Yes, Lauren, he did.



Posted by: redbanzai at February 13, 2016 05:38 PM (NPofj)

281 "14 I question the timing, the finding, and whoever immediately ruled out murder. And I suspect the Administration.

In murder.
Because that's how communist traitors do things.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword"

A thousand and one dittos to that. My first thought.

And for the minimal decency clause, my sincere condolences to Justice Scalia's family and loved ones. May he rest in peace.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 13, 2016 05:38 PM (Z8DIA)

282 God bless Scalia

Posted by: Billygoatpuke at February 13, 2016 05:38 PM (l5QMI)

283 Lively discussion on this on tonight's live stream for GOP Debate at...(I know)..... CBS. But Jan Brewer is discussing, and she's great on Big-9 issues. http://www.cbsnews.com/live/

Posted by: Schlonger at February 13, 2016 05:38 PM (AFme8)

284 >>>231 " this underlines the great stakes of the Supreme Court, this hurts Trump,"

And this proves that "Ace" is an overweight, drunk RINO with shit for brains. Fuck you Ace!
Posted by: America at February 13, 2016 05:32 PM (LowxR)

...

I've banned this retard. I'll tell you why.

It's not just the insult, though that doesn't help.

My job here is to tell what I really think, for whatever that matters, and to provide *facts.*

I am not here to be a fucking fuck-witted propagandist who pretends trump didn't say this, or pretends this won't be an issue that opens up another angle of attack, as if my only fucking care in the world is to push a specific candidate.

I have been perfectly transparent: My preferences are 1 Cruz 2 Trump in that order.

That, however, has nothing at all to do with my honest take on the matter, which is that Marco Rubio -- who I have honestly confessed to disliking intensely -- will probably be the beneficiary here over both my #1 and #2 choice.

Some people are simply not smart enough, nor emotionally mature enough, to post here.

This is a site for smart people. Sorry dummies, it is. We spin here, we offer our best arguments, but we do not just beat the bongos and throw feces like fucking gorillas.

So dummies, and crude propagandists: this site isn't for you. Go start your own site and #MakeAmericaIlliterateAgain.

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2016 05:38 PM (dciA+)

285 Awww damn. Rest in peace sir you did your best.

Posted by: dogfish at February 13, 2016 05:38 PM (0O2Lr)

286 We're scared, Ace. Hold us and tell us everything is going to be alright.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 13, 2016 05:34 PM (iQIUe)


No fear.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 13, 2016 05:38 PM (qCMvj)

287

Reading his arguments were always such a treat.

I'll miss him.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 13, 2016 05:39 PM (qCMvj)

288 "Natural causes."

How convenient.

Posted by: Cranky J Anne at February 13, 2016 05:39 PM (yaYgP)

289 This election cycle has been crazy....and it just got crazier.

Posted by: Harun at February 13, 2016 05:39 PM (UBBWX)

290
Trump will stress the second part of his quote. His opponents, however, will stress the first part.


This will of course be a major issue in tonight's debate. We'll see how it goes.
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I suspect that will demand entirely on who's pushing it.


If Rubio and/or Cruz do it, and the gope senate rubberstamps obama's nominee while the primary is ongoing, I think it sinks them

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at February 13, 2016 05:39 PM (ZbV+0)

291 This is the most depressing news. He wasn't just the conservative intellectual on the court. He was the most consistently intellectual in the court. This is a huge blow. A terrible loss for the nation at a terrible time. God help us

Posted by: ThunderB at February 13, 2016 05:39 PM (zOTsN)

292 Dear Senator Stabenow...

aw, fcuk it

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 13, 2016 05:39 PM (Vk4zE)

293 I'm ready, Mr. President.

Posted by: The Chinless One at February 13, 2016 05:40 PM (BngQR)

294 He was only 79 which is a teenager in USSC years.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 13, 2016 05:40 PM (iQIUe)

295 If Rubio and/or Cruz do it, and the gope senate rubberstamps obama's nominee while the primary is ongoing, I think it sinks them
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The GOPe thinks it can work with Hillary Clinton...

Posted by: 18-1 at February 13, 2016 05:40 PM (5LOno)

296 A life insurance actuary would have told you that the next President, in a first term, would likely appoint two or even three Justices, and one or two in a second term. This just moves up the schedule.

I can't see McConnell folding. He has to know that he should lose his position over it if he did. He's already guilty of letting Obama kill the coal industry in his home state.

Hillary is already on record as saying that she'll have litmus tests for SCOTUS appointees on abortion and overturning Citizens United. I'd add Heller to the list. Picking appointees expressly to overturn recent SCOTUS decisions is problematic to the way things used to work. I can think of a few Kennedy and Roberts decisions I'd expressly like to have overturned. But turnabout is not fair play for Republicans. This is another example of how we're involved in asymmetric warfare. Republican appointees can get Borked, but a BFF of Democratic President like Donna Kagan sail through.



Posted by: Ignoramus at February 13, 2016 05:40 PM (rs5De)

297 Well, I'm stunned. This really sucks. RIP Justice Scalia. It should not matter in so much for a Supreme Court Justice to pass away, but I fear this administration and our dubious Senate. Of all of the Justices to die in his sleep.

Well... I'm thankful he lasted as long as he did and he's in a better place now.

Posted by: Yip at February 13, 2016 05:40 PM (e7T6D)

298 Oh no.

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 13, 2016 05:40 PM (uZNvH)

299
This is a site for smart people.
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Crap, now where do I go?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 13, 2016 05:41 PM (RrDm2)

300
256 Reminder: SCOTUS nominations require 60 votes in the Senate.
Posted by: Vendette at February 13, 2016 05:35 PM (ZHuTJ)

Reminder: add up the number of democrats and RINO pieces of shit and the number is greater than 60

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 13, 2016 05:41 PM (0LHZx)

301 This is terrible news.

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 13, 2016 05:41 PM (uZNvH)

302 Cruz will be the only person on the debate stage tonight worth listening to when it comes to Justice Scalia and his successor. That's gotta count for something.

***

I had momentarily forgotten about the debate.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 13, 2016 05:41 PM (8PbKi)

303 I'll be the delusional optimist on this sad day.

As worthless as McConnell is, I don't believe Obama will get to name the next Supreme Court Justice.

There, I said it.

If the GOP does fold, it really will be over and the Party disbanded. Even they know that.

Posted by: Jim at February 13, 2016 05:41 PM (A3kYV)

304 This is a site for smart people.
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I'm wicket smaht.

Posted by: Ben Affleck at February 13, 2016 05:41 PM (5LOno)

305 I fully expect Ginsburg to retire in the next few weeks after senate Republicans and Obama have hammered out some sorta agree to nominate and confirm an "ideologically balanced" pair of justices.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 13, 2016 05:41 PM (21hN3)

306 So dummies, and crude propagandists: this site isn't for you. Go start your own site and #MakeAmericaIlliterateAgain.

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2016 05:38 PM (dciA+)


heh.

amen

amazing that people will lose their shite over stuff like this

simply amazing

whoever that was, needs to get away from politics altogether. it's ruining his life

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 13, 2016 05:42 PM (qCMvj)

307 53 RIP, Mr. Justice Scalia and thanks for your service.

You got out just in time.
Posted by: baldilocks at February 13, 2016 05:10 PM (ys2UW)


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Heh. Kinda my thoughts too, Baldilocks.

Posted by: Soona at February 13, 2016 05:42 PM (Fmupd)

308 I HATE the thought of the celebration that Obama and his circle of hacks are having secretly right now.

Posted by: Schlonger at February 13, 2016 05:42 PM (AFme8)

309 I do not like social pressure and cheap insults masquerading as "arguments." I do not like people who think that argument consists of shouting down viewpoints they don't like.

If I'm wrong on the facts -- for example, I did not know that Trump said something about NOT appointing his sister -- I respect being corrected, and in fact quickly correct. I have now added that fuller quote, with both halves, to the post, because it's not my job to be an idiot propagandist, it's my job to tell you what actually happened.

It's also my job to tell you how I think that will play (for whatever anyone's speculation may be worth).

As I often say, dishonesty, stupidity, and cruelty run together, like a pack of ugly dogs.

No thinking person should fear facts; all dummies do fear them, as they don't like playing games (such as analysis and reportage) for which they are so thoroughly disadvantaged.

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2016 05:42 PM (dciA+)

310 Turned 45 today, still don't mind kids cutting across my lawn.

Posted by: Lincolntf at February 13, 2016 05:42 PM (2cS/G)

311 i'm sick to my stomach......i need a beer....i gave it up for lent.......shit......

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 13, 2016 05:42 PM (0O7c5)

312 Ace, you not only made me pro-Ted Cruz but also Trump-curious.

Trump supporters like the guy you just banned make me anti-Trump.

Posted by: Harun at February 13, 2016 05:42 PM (UBBWX)

313 One interesting thing. This is going to totally change the news cycle tonight. I'll watch at least 1 national news broadcast, but it will also very much change the GOP debate tonight (CBS @9pm EST).

And the Sunday morning chat shows should be interesting also.

Posted by: HH at February 13, 2016 05:42 PM (DrCtv)

314 Didn't Cruz clerk for him?
Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016

I think he clerked for Chief Justice Renquist

Posted by: stace. Ahoy, horde! at February 13, 2016 05:42 PM (0QLpr)

315 RIP sir....you were the best.


This sucks in soooo many ways. We're screwed.

Posted by: Tami at February 13, 2016 05:42 PM (v0/PR)

316 They can simply tell the most partisan asshole
President that I can remember in my lifetime that nobody he picks for
the Supreme Court is going to be ratified by the Senate so don't bother.


Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 13, 2016 05:30 PM (QHgTq)


I can just hear McConnell saying that now in a very forceful tone of voice!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 13, 2016 05:42 PM (wYnyS)

317 No thinking person should fear facts;
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That's totes anti-science you know.

Posted by: Michael Mann at February 13, 2016 05:43 PM (5LOno)

318 I had momentarily forgotten about the debate.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 13, 2016 05:41 PM (8PbKi)


I didn't even know there was one today.

It's the weekend ffs.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 13, 2016 05:43 PM (qCMvj)

319 if we are doomed to live in interesting times, and this is not a cheerleading prediction of death, but what about a 4-3 supreme court if the RBG goes too?

Also, Scalia had the Italian problem, too mucha pasta. Some Italians don't live that long because of it.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at February 13, 2016 05:43 PM (EjBTO)

320 This is a site for smart people.
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Crap, now where do I go?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 13, 2016 05:41 PM (RrDm2)

I know! But I do agree, Cruz 1st, Trump 2nd.

Posted by: washrivergal at February 13, 2016 05:43 PM (CFc5L)

321 I may watch my first GOP debate of the season.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at February 13, 2016 05:43 PM (EjBTO)

322 305 I fully expect Ginsburg to retire in the next few weeks after senate Republicans and Obama have hammered out some sorta agree to nominate and confirm an "ideologically balanced" pair of justices.

Oh GOD that sounds just like a McConnel and McCain Gang of __ type idea.....

Posted by: Schlonger at February 13, 2016 05:43 PM (AFme8)

323 This is really bad news, this will change the court to the Socialists for years.

Posted by: Skip at February 13, 2016 05:43 PM (BkhW6)

324 I'm betting the GOP will cave and make a deal with Obama and the Democrats. They're afraid of their own shadow and there is no way they can fathom the negative press they'll get if they delay the coming uber liberal black/hispanic/woman nominee that we'll be getting.

Posted by: CDR M at February 13, 2016 05:43 PM (SCx0h)

325 Disastrous news.

A little part of my mind says, "Natural causes, my ass."

All trust is gone.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at February 13, 2016 05:44 PM (D0J8L)

326 For those suspecting foul play, Occam's razor suggests
Otherwise, dude's resting face had gotten to be the shade of his angry face 20 years ago. I was just remarking to a colleague not three days ago it's a miracle he's made it this far

Posted by: Knemon at February 13, 2016 05:44 PM (7k4e8)

327 "I HATE the thought of the celebration that Obama and his circle of hacks are having secretly right now."

Maybe they'll choke on their champagne.

Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 05:44 PM (3DIzJ)

328 Justice Jeanine..

Posted by: concealedkerry or submitt at February 13, 2016 05:44 PM (kHv/o)

329 throw feces like fucking gorillas.

My aunt kept a little monkey in one of those old bird cages and I always wondered where he got those habits from.

Posted by: dartist at February 13, 2016 05:44 PM (Nr1E9)

330 I haven't read the comments but would like to know how many have speculated that this "natural causes" thing might not be so natural after all.

Posted by: MaxMBJ at February 13, 2016 05:44 PM (eXTZt)

331 "194
"Mike Lee says "No way any obama appointee gets through"





They better damn well follow through with that.

Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 05:28 PM (3DIzJ)"

Call your Republican Senator and tell them that if they vote for any Obama Supreme Court nominee not only will you never vote for them in a primary or general election but you will contribute money to their opponent.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 13, 2016 05:44 PM (QHgTq)

332 255
Yes, strange thing that. How do 2 people whose ideologies were so alien to the other remain close friends.

Posted by: Tuna at February 13, 2016 05:44 PM (JSovD)

333 All Trump has to say that he wd not nominate his sister bc for one, nepotism. I dont see this as and issue.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 13, 2016 05:44 PM (iQIUe)

334 A man of Justice Scalia's mentality and timber will be difficult to replace.

Posted by: CozMark at February 13, 2016 05:45 PM (CbGSW)

335 "A five to four vote can nullify the 2nd amendment."

There's the bat signal.

Posted by: navybrat at February 13, 2016 05:45 PM (8QGte)

336 Ace cracks me up while he carries out his Acely duties

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 13, 2016 05:45 PM (voOPb)

337 If I'm wrong on the facts -- for example, I did not know that Trump said something about NOT appointing his sister
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And just a reminder, as the super-alpha troll Trump is, he's got no fucks to give toward handing out undue compliments and insults. Some bum? If Trump's being magnanimous, he'll say, "yeah, could be a great judge" when he's just giving the bum's rush.

SO, of course he'll say his family member could be Yuuge.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at February 13, 2016 05:45 PM (EjBTO)

338 if you want rah-rah go somewhere else, "America," and lead your emotionally spastic buffoon buddies with you to stupider pastures.



Posted by: ace at February 13, 2016 05:45 PM (dciA+)

339 RIP. And the GOP will somehow manage to confirm Jamie Gorelick to the high court. It's just a guess, but I'm going for a worse case scenario.

Posted by: dfbaskwill at February 13, 2016 05:46 PM (MVitU)

340 Reminder: add up the number of democrats and RINO pieces of shit and the number is greater than 60
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90 > 60

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at February 13, 2016 05:46 PM (ZbV+0)

341 "ideologically balanced" pair of justices.
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Stephen Reinhardt and David Brooks sounds about right to me!

Posted by: Mitch McConnell at February 13, 2016 05:46 PM (5LOno)

342 286 We're scared, Ace. Hold us and tell us everything is going to be alright.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 13, 2016 05:34 PM (iQIUe)

No fear.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 13, 2016 05:38 PM (qCMvj)

I will not fear. Fear is the mind-killer.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 13, 2016 05:46 PM (kpqmD)

343 Requiescat en Pace, patriot.

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 13, 2016 05:46 PM (OvUux)

344 >>>SO, of course he'll say his family member could be Yuuge.

yeah that's his bit, praising people he knows.

Still... if you're claiming this won't be a big issue, you're wrong.

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2016 05:46 PM (dciA+)

345 I fully expect Ginsburg to retire in the next few
weeks after senate Republicans and Obama have hammered out some sorta
agree to nominate and confirm an "ideologically balanced" pair of
justices.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 13, 2016 05:41 PM (21hN3)


They better not or I will be fully on board with the "destroy them all" plan. This is not a time for compromise.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 13, 2016 05:46 PM (NPofj)

346 Ok, so I'm wondering if the left will pressure Ruth Bader Ginsburg to retire. Two vacancies would put pressure on the Senate to confirm Obama nominees, and if he can get them confirmed he'll have skewed the court to the left for a generation.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 13, 2016 05:46 PM (fC9RO)

347 "Natural causes."



How convenient.

Posted by: Cranky J Anne at February 13, 2016 05:39 PM (yaYgP)


In the end, everyone dies of heart failure, a natural cause!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 13, 2016 05:46 PM (wYnyS)

348 Happy Birthday Lincolntf.

Posted by: washrivergal at February 13, 2016 05:46 PM (CFc5L)

349 That, however, has nothing at all to do with my honest take on the matter, which is that Marco Rubio -- who I have honestly confessed to disliking intensely -
Posted by: ace at February 13, 2016 05:38 PM (dciA+)


I haven't gotten to the "disliking intensely." Not personally, anyways.

I can't handle his pro-amnesty stance, but I don't think he can win that one if he became potus, but who knows.

Trump keeps lying and threatening to sue Cruz, I can't take it anymore. But, I would vote for him if he won the nom. I just wouldn't vote for him in the primary.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 13, 2016 05:47 PM (qCMvj)

350 All Trump has to say that he wd not nominate his sister bc for one, nepotism. I dont see this as and issue.
Posted by: Bruce With a Wang


I don't think that will be an issue, I think though the stakes of how serious the election may hurt him, and I'm a Trump supporter

Suddenly the middle finger aspect of his candidacy goes out the window when there's a pending SC that will radically change the country for at least a generation

Posted by: Jim at February 13, 2016 05:47 PM (A3kYV)

351 oh no.

Posted by: willow at February 13, 2016 05:47 PM (9XzdI)

352 Trump will have no problem appointing a justice who is pro-choice, who supports the Kelo decision, is in favor of 'reasonable' gun control and believes that people have a right to healthcare.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 13, 2016 05:47 PM (MNgU2)

353 What's the First Wookie up to? She can hang up her bowcaster and move right into justificatin' for the folks.

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 13, 2016 05:47 PM (OvUux)

354 308 I HATE the thought of the celebration that Obama and his circle of hacks are having secretly right now.
Posted by: Schlonger at February 13, 2016 05:42 PM (AFme



I'm not going to have it in me to look at Facebook for a while. I know what I'm going to get.

We are so fucked.

I can't think of a more consequential passing, politically, to happen in America in decades, except maybe Bobby Kennedy and even that's debatable.

Posted by: AD at February 13, 2016 05:47 PM (QWY55)

355 RBG has had the Big C for a looooong time, iirc.

Posted by: CozMark at February 13, 2016 05:47 PM (CbGSW)

356 My heart goes out to his family, his followers, and Constitutionalists. Mark Levin should be instructive.

This is crass and poorly timed, yet I have a question regarding Facebook's removing comments, altering activity logs, etc. Has anyone here had a similar experience or read articles about it that they might cite for me?

Posted by: bd2dabone at February 13, 2016 05:48 PM (E/DSu)

357 Re Mike Lee: we'll see.

My $$$ is on Mitch McConnell making some bullshit kabuki dance of opposition to the beltway liberal transformationalist Obama would most likely nominate (and who McConnell will undoubtedly know from years of cordially encountering each other at Acela Corridor cocktail parties), but will ultimately pull his punches and capitulate out of fear that Salon and the Huffington Post will say mean things about him...and he will dutifully go on TV and trash the stauncher Republican opponents of rolling over and begging Obama for belleh rubs as McConnell is always so fond of doing.

Posted by: MikeD at February 13, 2016 05:48 PM (uKJIC)

358 >>I had momentarily forgotten about the debate.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse

Don't worry about it, Honey. I forget stuff like the all time. Huma is such a dear and gets me where I need to go.

Posted by: Hillary at February 13, 2016 05:48 PM (c7vUv)

359 Hillary is already on record as saying that she'll have litmus tests for SCOTUS appointees on abortion and overturning Citizens United. I'd add Heller to the list. Picking appointees expressly to overturn recent SCOTUS decisions is problematic...

Problematic is an understatement.

Remember how important "precedence" was when W appointed Roberts?

Well, that all goes out the window now.

Posted by: Ed Anger at February 13, 2016 05:48 PM (RcpcZ)

360 They will point to the important issues waiting for court action and demand a new appointment. I will miss his biting funny wit and his rapier like intellect. It isn't often you get so much brilliance coupled with common sense.


Just gutted

Posted by: ThunderB at February 13, 2016 05:48 PM (zOTsN)

361

Oh, no. Dear God, no.





Posted by: Trump Super Fan at February 13, 2016 05:48 PM (zhLKc)

362 When I become President I will nominate Ted Cruz to the Supreme Court.
****************

This is the most brilliant thing Trump can do. I thought Cruz as VP would unite the conservatives but this would be even better.

Posted by: Burn It Down at February 13, 2016 05:48 PM (qHgBB)

363 "324
I'm betting the GOP will cave and make a deal with Obama and the
Democrats. They're afraid of their own shadow and there is no way they
can fathom the negative press they'll get if they delay the coming uber
liberal black/hispanic/woman nominee that we'll be getting.

Posted by: CDR M at February 13, 2016 05:43 PM (SCx0h)"


I would not bet against Mitch McConnel calling the Senate in for a special session this weekend to present the public with a fait accomplait on Monday morning.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 13, 2016 05:48 PM (QHgTq)

364 A man of Justice Scalia's mentality and timber will be difficult to replace.

Posted by: CozMark at February 13, 2016 05:45 PM (CbGSW)


Neigh impossible.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 13, 2016 05:48 PM (zc3Db)

365 No need to bring Trump into this. Fuck you.

Posted by: Chris Vaughn at February 13, 2016 05:48 PM (aOVf8)

366 Reminder: add up the number of democrats and RINO pieces of shit and the number is greater than 60

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 13, 2016 05:41 PM (0LHZx)


43 plus 17? Not likely.

Posted by: Vendette at February 13, 2016 05:48 PM (ZHuTJ)

367 Interesting times...

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at February 13, 2016 05:48 PM (hVdx9)

368 "How do 2 people whose ideologies were so alien to the other remain close friends."

It happens. I am presently helping to settle the estate of a recently passed friend, die hard commie, red diaper baby, Ivy League scholar. We played music together, ate meals at holidays, etc.

We were civil. That's all.

Posted by: navybrat at February 13, 2016 05:48 PM (8QGte)

369 Dear Leader Obama will just appoint a Justice without the advice and consent of the Senate. For he has spoken and therefore it is true and there was much rejoicin.... We are FU@Ked

Posted by: TheGAGLine at February 13, 2016 05:48 PM (MGwX7)

370 Rest in Peace Mr. Scalia, you will be missed and God bless you and your family.

Hide your wives, hide your children, hide your wallet and hide your firearms. Shit is about to get all cray-cray in Mordor.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 13, 2016 05:48 PM (ej1L0)

371 Damn. Just seeing this. RIP, Justice Scalia.

Obviously, Obama cannot be permitted to appoint another Supreme Court justice. Obviously.

We'll see how "obvious" the GOPe considers it. If they confirm any Obama nominee, then all hope is lost for a peaceful reversion to Constitutional governance.

Posted by: rickl at February 13, 2016 05:49 PM (sdi6R)

372 Yea, well, that assault weapon case that looked so promising yesterday is now going to go the other way folks. Go get your ARs if you don't already have one. Liberals are going to get to decide that one.

Posted by: Schlonger at February 13, 2016 05:49 PM (AFme8)

373 Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 13, 2016 05:42 PM (0O7c5)

Go straight to the Val-u-Rite.

Posted by: Golfman at February 13, 2016 05:49 PM (48QDY)

374 The correct response to an argument or claim you don't like is "you're wrong, and here's why," not a bunch of baboon howling and dominance dances.

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2016 05:49 PM (dciA+)

375
No, we are not fked - THEY, the left, the commies, the socialists, the bolshies are FCKED!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 13, 2016 05:49 PM (iQIUe)

376 I haven't gotten to the "disliking intensely." Not personally, anyways.


Posted by: artisanal 'ette

I don't get the Rubio hate either. Both Cruz and Rubio dabbled with some sort of comprehensive immigration type policies.

I'm a hardline on the border, but I will easily pull the handle for either one if they're the nominee

Truthfully though, I think Cruz will be a hard sell in a General Election

Posted by: Jim at February 13, 2016 05:49 PM (A3kYV)

377 334 A man of Justice Scalia's mentality and timber will be difficult to replace.
Posted by: CozMark at February 13, 2016 05:45 PM (CbGSW)


If by "difficult" you mean "absolutely impossible", I would agree.

Posted by: OregonMuse at February 13, 2016 05:49 PM (08fIE)

378 >>.No need to bring Trump into this. Fuck you.

fuck me?!

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2016 05:49 PM (dciA+)

379 I fully expect Ginsburg to retire in the next few weeks after senate Republicans and Obama have hammered out some sorta agree to nominate and confirm an "ideologically balanced" pair of justices.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 13, 2016 05:41 PM (21hN3)


hotwaterburnbaby hotwaterburnbaby hotwaterburnbaby hotwaterburnbaby hotwaterburnbaby hotwaterburnbaby hotwaterburnbaby hotwaterburnbaby

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 13, 2016 05:49 PM (bLnSU)

380 "I HATE the thought of the celebration that Obama and his circle of hacks are having secretly right now."

Maybe they'll choke on their champagne.
Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 05:44 PM (3DIzJ)


just don't go there

I think in the end, we'll get to choose the next, so just pray for Scalia's family. Or, if you don't pray, send your thoughts.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 13, 2016 05:49 PM (qCMvj)

381 Some people are simply not smart enough, nor emotionally mature enough, to post here.
...
but we do not just beat the bongos and
throw feces like fucking gorillas.


Aww mannn,
4 hurdles in a row,
and my knee is acting up.



Thanks BTW.

Posted by: DaveA at February 13, 2016 05:50 PM (DL2i+)

382 334 A man of Justice Scalia's mentality and timber will be difficult to replace.
Posted by: CozMark at February 13, 2016 05:45 PM (CbGSW)



Damned near impossible. They don't make guys like that anymore, including on our side.

The only person that comes to mind is Richard Epstein and there's no way he'd be confirmed.

Posted by: AD at February 13, 2016 05:50 PM (QWY55)

383 John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Mark Kirk, Kelly Ayotte, Orrin Hatch, and Lisa Mancuso will all vote for whoever Obama nominates. Mark it.

Posted by: V the K at February 13, 2016 05:50 PM (G/+Ma)

384 God Save the United States and this Honorable Court!

Posted by: Fox2! at February 13, 2016 05:50 PM (brIR5)

385 Still... if you're claiming this won't be a big issue, you're wrong.
***
lol, as if.
My trump-curiousness is affected by many things he's said. He needs to clarify why he brought the clintons out to dog and pony at his wedding (it was either that, like having a member of the Doobie bros in your Doobie Bros cover band (simpsons) or he fucking loves them or something.

If you loved the Clinton economy of the 90's, you should know enough to thank: Gingrich and the 12 years that led to Clinton's "luck"

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at February 13, 2016 05:50 PM (EjBTO)

386 @345

Obama has t compromised in 7 years. Why would he start now?

Here's his chance to really transform the USA

Justice Holder hasn't a horrid ring to it

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 13, 2016 05:50 PM (voOPb)

387 The Q at the debate will not be: who would you pick, Mr Trump or Mr Cruz; but rather, isn't it Pres Obama's prerogative to pick the replacement, and the Senate's duty to confirm?

That will be the argument from CBS tonight, and from Josh Earnest next week.

Posted by: anti-socialist at February 13, 2016 05:50 PM (o9lmn)

388 Well, this takes care of who I'll be voting for in the primary.

Posted by: Soona at February 13, 2016 05:51 PM (Fmupd)

389 309

I agree with Ace Johnson!

Posted by: Howard One-Flavor Johnson at February 13, 2016 05:51 PM (qjJsc)

390 If I'm wrong on the facts -- for example, I did not know that Trump said
something about NOT appointing his sister -- I respect being corrected,
and in fact quickly correct. I have now added that fuller quote, with
both halves, to the post, because it's not my job to be an idiot
propagandist, it's my job to tell you what actually happened.
---
Ace, do you think it's worth giving varying weight to what Trump says in a stump speech (what I think he's trying to sell) versus what he says to random reporter questions (verbal diarrhea).

Would that be a reasonable standard for other candidates?

I mean I get it doesn't matter if an opponent wants to make an ad featuring it, but in terms of understanding his intent once in office, does it matter?

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at February 13, 2016 05:51 PM (ZbV+0)

391 Thanks.

Posted by: Lincolntf at February 13, 2016 05:51 PM (2cS/G)

392 The last thing I heard Trump discuss about the supreme court is that he would strongly consider a justice who would overturn the gay marriage ruling. As wildcard as he might be, better him picking an SC judge than hillary or bernie.

Posted by: Burn It Down at February 13, 2016 05:51 PM (qHgBB)

393 well, shit.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 13, 2016 05:51 PM (wCF3s)

394
"I can't see McConnell folding. He has to know that he should lose
his position over it if he did. He's already guilty of letting Obama
kill the coal industry in his home state."

McConnell already knows he's gone.

McConnell.Will.Fold

Posted by: rayj at February 13, 2016 05:51 PM (XhQ0e)

395 >>>I don't get the Rubio hate either. Both Cruz and Rubio dabbled with some sort of comprehensive immigration type policies.

no they didn't. Cruz can't say this, but he straight-up lied when he claimed his poison pills weren't poison pills. He lied because you can't say "My amendment is in fact a poison pill." The point of a poison pill is that you're not supposed to know you're swallowing poison.

So Cruz lied to Senate Democrats -- and the public, I guess-- about the nature of his gambit.

Jeff Sessions knew exactly what he was doing.

Cruz doesn't want to admit he lied, of course. Doesn't look good. But he lied for our side, and his lie was very useful in unmasking Rubio et al.

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2016 05:51 PM (dciA+)

396 No need to bring Trump into this. Fuck you.
Posted by: Chris Vaughn at February 13, 2016 05:48 PM (aOVf

No need? He may be the next President. He's definitely part of the discussion.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 13, 2016 05:52 PM (MNgU2)

397 Oh, and happy b-day lincolntf, who apparently wandered into this world the same day I did. Hope yours is more fun than mine's been...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at February 13, 2016 05:52 PM (D0J8L)

398 I wonder if being smart like Scalia is more of being a person groomed by their time rather than being born that way?

You know, he's smart, but people in his day studied and had discipline to be productive and smart and to do it with an ethos.

Me? I can tell I am lazy as fuck and just lucky to be gifted, Trump would say, Joe's a nice guy, could be yuuge, but no promotion at this time.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at February 13, 2016 05:52 PM (EjBTO)

399 RIP Mr. Scalia.
I think this gives Trump a new topic to hammer out.

Posted by: dartist at February 13, 2016 05:52 PM (Nr1E9)

400 Lindsey Graham, Mark Kirk, Kelly Ayotte, Orrin Hatch, and Lisa Mancuso will all vote for whoever Obama nominates. Mark it.
Posted by: V the K at February 13, 2016 05:50 PM (G/+Ma)

Probably Jeff Flake too and that broad from Maine.

There's your cloture Vendette

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 13, 2016 05:52 PM (voOPb)

401 Reminder: SCOTUS nominations require 60 votes in the Senate.

Posted by: Vendette at February 13, 2016 05:35 PM (ZHuTJ)


McConnell will cave on that too.

Then he'll retire in 2020.

May that retirement be in the Gulags...

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 13, 2016 05:52 PM (vBeA5)

402 No, we are not fked - THEY, the left, the commies, the socialists, the bolshies are FCKED!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang!
****
And here I thought I might live to see my fifties. Silly me.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at February 13, 2016 05:52 PM (hVdx9)

403 ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 13, 2016 05:53 PM (ubByS)

404 Justice Holder hasn't a horrid ring to it
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 13, 2016 05:50 PM (voOPb)


Oh no, no, no, no. Just no.

Posted by: CDR M at February 13, 2016 05:53 PM (SCx0h)

405 I heard the awful news in the car.

I'll bet the JEF is fapping as I type.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 13, 2016 05:53 PM (FsuaD)

406 383
John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Mark Kirk, Kelly Ayotte, Orrin Hatch, and
Lisa Mancuso will all vote for whoever Obama nominates. Mark it.


Posted by: V the K at February 13, 2016 05:50 PM (G/+Ma)

mccain has the mind set of it's the "president's prerogative" .....

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 13, 2016 05:53 PM (0O7c5)

407 If there is a conservative moderater at the debate, the first question should be formed as:

We can all expect that there will not be another justice confirmed before the next president takes office. Who will you appoint to replace Scalia? And I expect a specific name. Thank you.

Put the heat on the MSM this way...

Posted by: 18-1 at February 13, 2016 05:53 PM (5LOno)

408 387 The Q at the debate will not be: who would you pick, Mr Trump or Mr Cruz; but rather, isn't it Pres Obama's prerogative to pick the replacement, and the Senate's duty to confirm?

That will be the argument from CBS tonight, and from Josh Earnest next week.
Posted by: anti-socialist at February 13, 2016 05:50 PM (o9lmn)


---------------


With Cruz, this would be considered a softball question. He'd hit this one out of the park.

Posted by: Soona at February 13, 2016 05:53 PM (Fmupd)

409 If I'm wrong on the facts -- for example, I did not know that Trump said something about NOT appointing his sister

***

And just a reminder, as the super-alpha troll Trump is, he's got no
fucks to give toward handing out undue compliments and insults. Some
bum? If Trump's being magnanimous, he'll say, "yeah, could be a great
judge" when he's just giving the bum's rush.



SO, of course he'll say his family member could be Yuuge.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at February 13, 2016 05:45 PM (EjBTO)


Whatever he says, I do not expect that Trump would appoint conservatives to the court. He is not a conservative himself and is way to linked in and comfortable with most liberal ideas. Also he is a doer not a thinker so what any given possible nominee would do for him would likely be way more important than whether that nominee is conservative or would hew to the Constitution.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 13, 2016 05:53 PM (NPofj)

410 McConnell.Will.Fold

Posted by: rayj at February 13, 2016 05:51 PM (XhQ0e)


That's where the smart (and even the not-so-smart) money would go. McConnell can't be counted on for anything ... except to gobble Barky's knob and stab conservatives in the back.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 13, 2016 05:53 PM (zc3Db)

411 To satisfy the various Democrat constituencies, Obama will have to nominate a black lesbian transgendered Muslim. Good luck with that.

Posted by: V the K at February 13, 2016 05:53 PM (G/+Ma)

412 "I HATE the thought of the celebration that Obama and his circle of hacks are having secretly right now."
*******************

My libtard "friends" on Facebook are having orgasms right now.

"WHAT AN OPPORTUNITY TO FINALLY REPLACE THAT NIGHTMARE SCALIA WITH SOMEONE WHO ACTUALLY BELIEVES IN FREEDOM!!"

Posted by: Burn It Down at February 13, 2016 05:54 PM (qHgBB)

413 Note to 'first time commenters, long time readers':

We aren't fooled for a fucking second.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 13, 2016 05:54 PM (wCF3s)

414 Requiem
by Robert Louis Stevenson

Under a wide and starry sky
Dig this grave and let me lie
Gladly did I live and gladly die
And I lay me down with a will

Here be the words you grave for me
Here he lies where he longed to be
Home is the sailor, home from the sea
And the hunter, home from the hill


A Great American has passed. And no, not the cliche ridden nonsense from Hannity and the rest.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...now older and senile at February 13, 2016 05:54 PM (RFeQD)

415 Happy birthday, Brother Cavil and lincolntf. Hope your next one is better than this one.

Posted by: rickl at February 13, 2016 05:54 PM (sdi6R)

416 We can all expect that there will not be another
justice confirmed before the next president takes office. Who will you
appoint to replace Scalia? And I expect a specific name. Thank you.



Put the heat on the MSM this way...

Posted by: 18-1 at February 13, 2016 05:53 PM (5LOno)


Janice Rogers Brown.

Posted by: Vendette at February 13, 2016 05:54 PM (ZHuTJ)

417 I think Ace is wrong too, but you don't see me throwing f-bombs.

Now over Scalia dying? LOTS OF F-BOMBS.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 13, 2016 05:54 PM (4ErVI)

418 386 @345

Obama has t compromised in 7 years. Why would he start now?

Here's his chance to really transform the USA

Justice Holder hasn't a horrid ring to it

*****

at least with omnibus, obama can't shut down the memorials in a fit of anger.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at February 13, 2016 05:54 PM (EjBTO)

419 I'm sorry. When HASN'T McConnel folded? That's the problem. And MCCain. Kirk, Ayotte, Hatch and Mancuso all subscribe to the Lindsey Graham deep thinking analysis that if the nominee is a lawyer, he or she is Constitutionally qualified. Because, THEY are principled, don't you know.

Posted by: Schlonger at February 13, 2016 05:54 PM (AFme8)

420 I'll bet the JEF is fapping as I type.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 13, 2016 05:53 PM (FsuaD)
reggie's back in town? he can't fap himself....he's missing the part

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 13, 2016 05:54 PM (0O7c5)

421 "346
Ok, so I'm wondering if the left will pressure Ruth Bader Ginsburg to
retire. Two vacancies would put pressure on the Senate to confirm Obama
nominees, and if he can get them confirmed he'll have skewed the court
to the left for a generation.


Posted by: Colorado Alex at February 13, 2016 05:46 PM (fC9RO)"


Seven Justices would be an odd number and would make a tie less likely. That could go on for years. There is nothing particularly magical about the number 9.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 13, 2016 05:54 PM (QHgTq)

422 Cruz lied for our side.

How refreshing.
I'm so use to the squishes lying to me

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 13, 2016 05:54 PM (voOPb)

423 Supreme Court Justice?
Tommy Vietor is available.
*sob*

My thoughts and prayers go up for the family and friends of Justice Scalia. And my country.
RIP Justice Scalia.

Posted by: Taqyia2Me at February 13, 2016 05:55 PM (sJuKe)

424 "McConnell.Will.Fold"

And become a lobbyist for one of his cronies.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at February 13, 2016 05:55 PM (hVdx9)

425 Lay off Trump on a SCOTUS pick. He's not an ideologue BUT loves the country. We will get a look into his thinking tonight hopefully..

SMOD

Posted by: Yip at February 13, 2016 05:55 PM (e7T6D)

426 365 Fuck you.

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 13, 2016 05:55 PM (OvUux)

427 Justice Holder hasn't a horrid ring to it

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 13, 2016 05:50 PM (voOPb)

I just threw up....and not a little in my mouth.
Ugh!

Posted by: Tami at February 13, 2016 05:55 PM (v0/PR)

428 fuckfuckfuckfuckfuck
final box here we come
fuckfuckfuckfuckfuck

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at February 13, 2016 05:55 PM (D0J8L)

429
fuck me?!
Posted by: ace at February 13, 2016 05:49 PM (dciA+)

===============

If you insist.
How many here would go gay for ace?
I'd do it. I'd take one for the team. Especially if it would help save this country.
Come on. I want to see some hands up!

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 13, 2016 05:55 PM (iQIUe)

430 McConnell already knows he's gone.

McConnell.Will.Fold

Posted by: rayj


It will be a career ender for any Republican that goes along. Nobody could last in a Republican primary if they handed the Court over like that. Even in the bluest of states

I loathe McConnell, but I don't think even he has the ability to persuade a mass suicide

Posted by: Jim at February 13, 2016 05:55 PM (A3kYV)

431 "Natural Causes"
---
Sounds about right.

Posted by: V Putin at February 13, 2016 05:55 PM (ZbV+0)

432 Or Priscilla Owen.

Posted by: Vendette at February 13, 2016 05:55 PM (ZHuTJ)

433 I just saw this. I was working on stuff for r next weekends pet thread this whole time the post has been up.

This is so terrible. I am truly distraught. We have all these total RINO pussies in charge and Marxist Obama. I feared this moment would happen while the America hating asshole-in-chief was still in office.

Well, we will finally get a reckoning and see which R's are actually pro-life and which are pro-abortion.

Posted by: L, Elle at February 13, 2016 05:55 PM (2x3L+)

434 The lights are going out over Constitutional Law. I doubt we shall see them lit again in our lifetimes--or ever.

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at February 13, 2016 05:55 PM (aoxkv)

435 to confirm Jamie Gorelick


AACCKK!!!

Posted by: DaveA at February 13, 2016 05:55 PM (DL2i+)

436 You don't know the power of the dark side.

Posted by: Dread Justice John Roberts at February 13, 2016 05:56 PM (9YiYQ)

437 "Here's his chance to really transform the USA
"

Exactly. If you think he won't try to push someone through, you're delusional. This is the big chance they've been waiting for.

Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 05:56 PM (3DIzJ)

Posted by: rayj at February 13, 2016 05:56 PM (XhQ0e)

439 Seven Justices would be an odd number and would make a tie less
likely. That could go on for years. There is nothing particularly
magical about the number 9.


We started with 3, remember. Dropping two slots would be the way to go. Which means the GOPe fucktards would never go for it, natch.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at February 13, 2016 05:56 PM (D0J8L)

440 Just saw this. Oh God no, not the strongest constitutionalist on the court. Not at this time in our history. F@ck, f@ck, f@ck no! I cannot believe this. Obama cannot be permitted to appoint a justice. This is going to saturate the media and change to course of the election.

Posted by: Redinabluestate at February 13, 2016 05:56 PM (ek5pi)

441 A very great man has passed. RIP, Mr. Scalia.

Posted by: Steve in Greensboro at February 13, 2016 05:56 PM (G/poz)

442
Yes, I can see Ginsburg leaving and a compromised reached where we get totally screwed.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 13, 2016 05:56 PM (iQIUe)

443
43 plus 17? Not likely.


Where do you get 43? Demi's have 46. And yes there are easily 14 sellouts. McCain, Kirk, Hatch, McConnell, Flake, miss Lindsey, Lisa murkdjdncbwski, toomey, cornyn are a slam dunk. And the rest will be bribed some way.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 13, 2016 05:57 PM (0LHZx)

444 Two vacancies would put pressure on the Senate to confirm Obama nominees,

Puts it back to an odd # so we're good.

Posted by: DaveA at February 13, 2016 05:57 PM (DL2i+)

445 Look for another leap in gun sales and prices.

Posted by: gp at February 13, 2016 05:57 PM (mk9aG)

446 Janice Rogers Brown.

Posted by: Vendette at February 13, 2016 05:54 PM (ZHuTJ)


Excellent choice.

Clint Bolick of the Arizona Supreme Court is another good choice.

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 13, 2016 05:57 PM (vBeA5)

447 It occurs to me that if Obama wants to help out Hillary!, he could keep submitting candidates so that Cruz, Rubio and Sanders have to keep returning to DC to vote.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 13, 2016 05:57 PM (QHgTq)

448 >>> 309

I agree with Ace Johnson!
Posted by: Howard One-Flavor Johnson at February 13, 2016 05:51 PM (qjJsc)

...

also banned. the people who do not know the difference between arguing someone out of a position, and *abusing* someone until they are too afraid to state their opinion, are not needed here.


trueholygoat didn't get banned. He told me I was not including part of the quote (though he didn't get the quote right either), and so I said "Ah that is a factual dispute," and I looked it up, and found he was (mostly) right, and I posted it.

This is not about viewpoint discrimination. It's about discriminating between people who think talking is talking and those who think talking is yelling and raging until everyone else just remains quiet.

It's extraordinary to me the least interesting, least thoughtful, and ugliest posters are so certain their stupid, loud voices are the most *essential* to any debate.

There are lots of people who can argue the pro-trump side- they just don't yell like retards.





Posted by: ace at February 13, 2016 05:57 PM (dciA+)

449

Suddenly the middle finger aspect of his candidacy goes out the window when there's a pending SC that will radically change the country for at least a generation
Posted by: Jim at February 13, 2016 05:47 PM (A3kYV)

Not suddenly for me. Ive known all along that the next POTUS would be appointing a couple of SCOTUS justices, and SCOTUS is EVERYTHING. There is nothing else.

Trump likes Kelo and shows no interest in or knowledge of the constitution. He never mentions it.

I have no reason to think he wouldn't appoint a classy hot supermodel or a luxurious old buddy from NYC.

Posted by: stace. Ahoy, horde! at February 13, 2016 05:57 PM (0QLpr)

450 He was only 79. I would have thought Ruthless Bader Ginsberg would have gone first.

Prayers for his family and friends.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 13, 2016 05:57 PM (FsuaD)

451 I won't watch the chat shows tomorrow. The thinly veiled glee will be unbearable.

What happens to cases under consideration now, like Friedrichs?

Posted by: PJ at February 13, 2016 05:57 PM (cHuNI)

452 If you do believe the GOPe in the Senate will NOT allow an Obama appointment through...

You are deluded. EVERY part of History says otherwise.

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 13, 2016 05:57 PM (f7rv6)

453 >>think he won't try to push someone through, you're delusional.
-------

Amen Lauren

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 13, 2016 05:57 PM (voOPb)

454 It will be a career ender for any Republican that goes along. Nobody could last in a Republican primary if they handed the Court over like that. Even in the bluest of states

I loathe McConnell, but I don't think even he has the ability to persuade a mass suicide

Posted by: Jim at February 13, 2016 05:55 PM (A3kYV)


Challenge accepted!

Posted by: Sen. Mitch "Turtle" McConnell at February 13, 2016 05:57 PM (vBeA5)

455 Cruz lied for our side.

How refreshing.
I'm so use to the squishes lying to me
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 13, 2016 05:54 PM (voOPb)



yep, Cruz is the smartest of the bunch
Never thought I'd see him get this far, I repeat myself.
I can't believe it, but I do not want my "hopes" dashed.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 13, 2016 05:58 PM (qCMvj)

456 I am more frightened now for our Republic than at any point in my life. Like, almost irrationally scared. This is truly terrible.

Posted by: chiefjaybob at February 13, 2016 05:58 PM (cgH9o)

457 Obama will get his justice. McConnell will see to that.

Posted by: WVinMN at February 13, 2016 05:58 PM (sRxhU)

458 I wanted this to at least hold until pater familias had finished his span. He doesn't deserve this in his elder years. None of us do, but to paraphrase, I guess deserve really doesn't have anything to do with it.

Everyone at the ready.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at February 13, 2016 05:58 PM (D0J8L)

459 I loathe McConnell, but I don't think even he has the ability to persuade a mass suicide

Posted by: Jim at February 13, 2016 05:55 PM (A3kYV)


Er .... the GOP has been on a suicide mission since they tried forcing aid and comfort to invading illegals back in 2006-2007. They have spent every effort and resource they have trying to kill themselves.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 13, 2016 05:58 PM (zc3Db)

460 He outlasted Abe Vigoda.

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 13, 2016 05:58 PM (9YiYQ)

461 Ryan and McConnell will reach across the aisle and under the table to pleasure Obama. Legacy, for the children...for the people, ya know.

Posted by: two of spades (promotion pending) at February 13, 2016 05:58 PM (8EFxg)

462 Ace, that ranch isn't anywhere near San Antonio, not that it really matters. It just makes me laugh every time I see the headline.

Posted by: stace. Ahoy, horde! at February 13, 2016 05:58 PM (0QLpr)

463 I gots $3 that says TFG does a presser for this right when the debate is 'sposed to start

Posted by: AltonJackson at February 13, 2016 05:59 PM (Vk4zE)

464 He died just outside of Marfa, a gorgeous place......

There are worse places to give up the ghost.

Good luck and Godspeed, Mr. Scalia.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 13, 2016 05:59 PM (lutOX)

465 My bet is... The Donks are going to go for broke. They surely have a "list", as any of these Justices could die off .. or...

Anyway... I'm thinking they'll try to nominate a 55 or younger hack to try and tie the court down for decades. I'm ready for the worst. I'll be happy if we can hang on till next year.

Thank God Scalia didn't die in his sleep a year ago. That's why I'm thankful for.

Posted by: Yip at February 13, 2016 05:59 PM (e7T6D)

466

Happy Birthday Brother Cavil and Lincolntf!

Hope you have something fun planned.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 13, 2016 05:59 PM (qCMvj)

467 "Of natural causes

...

Posted by: PBJ1515 at February 13, 2016 05:59 PM (cTh3U)

468 I don't usually drink, but I'm making an exception tonight. Honestly, he's why I wanted to be a lawyer. I always admired his ability to be so damned eloquent, but still be razor sharp and funny, too.

I hate to trivialize this, but this feels like in the second Lord of the Rings movie when the orcs managed to blow up the wall at Helms Deep. The hoards just got through the last gate. I don't think McConnell the White is gonna ride in to save us though...

Rest in peace, to a great man and a great justice.

Posted by: LawLurker at February 13, 2016 05:59 PM (zKwtX)

469 My nightmare scenario would be Laurence Tribe on the SC. Hated him starting when I was in law school.

Posted by: NCKate at February 13, 2016 05:59 PM (KPhjz)

470 I don't see how this hurts Trump especially.

Just win, baby!

One key to this election is to expand the list of swing states to include states like Ohio and Michigan. No Republican can be better at this than Trump because he can bring white voters into the GOP fold by the millions. He already has a near-lock on Florida.

The other key is to drive up the negatives of Hillary/Bernie/Whoever to turn down the turnout of the elements of Obama's coalition. Trump is exactly the guy to do this.

Cruz has limited appeal outside Evangelicals and the Constitution lovers who come to sites like this. That's not your general electorate.

Rubio will get clobbered in his home state primary. Some of us call that a tell.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 13, 2016 05:59 PM (rs5De)

471 The number of Trump fans that are losing their minds here shows that Ace has the right of it. They know that this hurts Trump in a way that he can't deal with using his normal campaign skills.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at February 13, 2016 05:59 PM (kBIIG)

472 "Of natural causes"

...

Posted by: PBJ1515 at February 13, 2016 05:59 PM (cTh3U)

473 Well, friends, I suppose this has been said above more eloquently than I could ever say, but,,,there goes our Constitution. The 'republican' majority will never stop ubama from putting a communist on the court.

Posted by: Eromero at February 13, 2016 05:59 PM (zLDYs)

474 Mark Levin is probably unhinged by now.

This is so, so sad.

Perilous times morons, perilous times.

Posted by: mpfs at February 13, 2016 05:59 PM (SlFyt)

475
"I loathe McConnell, but I don't think even he has the ability to persuade a mass suicide"
-Jim

I'm sorry that you're going to see it happen with your own two eye's.

Posted by: rayj at February 13, 2016 06:00 PM (XhQ0e)

476 Polonium Rhapsody.

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 13, 2016 06:00 PM (9YiYQ)

477 Mitch McConnell could become my hero: Cut a deal in which Ginsberg retires and the Senate will approve a mixed-ideology set of Supreme Court nominees. And then renege on the deal after Ginsberg steps down!

Yeah, I know, I know. Mitch is too much of a pussy and the Dems are much too strategic to let it play out that way.

Posted by: VA MK Z at February 13, 2016 06:00 PM (+0aiQ)

478 He died just outside of Marfa, a gorgeous place......

There are worse places to give up the ghost.

Good luck and Godspeed, Mr. Scalia.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 13, 2016 05:59 PM (lutOX)


he had been hunting quail.
he had a good day before RIP

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 13, 2016 06:00 PM (qCMvj)

479 I'm sitting here (already drinking of course), just stunned. This is some serious tinder to the political fires already smoldering just below the surface.

Obama just got chance for a bona fide legacy on a silver platter. Chance to completely destroy the value system of 1/2 of the country.

And the dirt bag will, of course, try anything to get it.

Posted by: Schlonger at February 13, 2016 06:00 PM (AFme8)

480 Now is the time for all good men to fight for their country.

I am really concerned. The court will be in flux and the end of the boy king's reign will be chaos. Men need to be ready to stand. That is all.

Posted by: BrianInNC at February 13, 2016 06:00 PM (+Y0h2)

481 As a West Texan, Big Bend is 400 miles from San Antonio.
It's been a beautiful day around Big Bend and Marfa, but now a very sad one..

Posted by: TexasJew at February 13, 2016 06:00 PM (Nh5O0)

482 I had a pretty good one, Brother C., hopefully yours gets better.

Posted by: Lincolntf at February 13, 2016 06:01 PM (2cS/G)

483 Apparently God wants socialism.

Posted by: Harun at February 13, 2016 06:01 PM (UBBWX)

484 Good grief, all the trolls are showing up. Ban away, Ace.

Posted by: L, Elle at February 13, 2016 06:01 PM (2x3L+)

485 trump has a lot to answer for but in terms of existential threats to the USA, immigration is top. Unless you believe this nihilist idea that just tagging base on the soil made you a citizen. Even if your first course of action is shooting up your spouse's Christmas party.

Trump is the only one to even pretend to lie in our favor.

I love that Cruz lies too, he did it with the poison pill. He's got alittle grit which will be necessary to beat a Clinton.

So, even with this. immigration is one. Finding the next Scalia is two.

And it's really up to the shit people in the Senate for now. Trump to Jebra have no input for McConnel's balllessness.

Cruz and Rubio can at least make noise as to how they persuaded Mitch the Bitch to act./

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at February 13, 2016 06:01 PM (EjBTO)

486 Posted by: mpfs at February 13, 2016 05:59 PM (SlFyt)

hey.....how are you?

Posted by: phoenixgirl, i was born a rebel at February 13, 2016 06:01 PM (0O7c5)

487 Listening to Fox on Sirius, I learned he and Ginsberg would go to the opera together, and he got Elena Kagan interested in hunting and going to the gun range.

People at Fox who knew him personally are just devastated.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 13, 2016 06:01 PM (FsuaD)

488 What a dangerous time for the nation

Posted by: ThunderB at February 13, 2016 06:01 PM (zOTsN)

489 Lindsey Grahm now talking on live stream http://www.cbsnews.com/live/

Posted by: Schlonger at February 13, 2016 06:01 PM (AFme8)

490 Ruth Bader Ginsburg isn't going anywhere until the medical examiner moves her.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 13, 2016 06:01 PM (voOPb)

491 Heartbroken. It's like when we lost Breitbart. Justice, wherever you are, I hope it's better than this place. RIP.

Posted by: MFS at February 13, 2016 06:01 PM (43DWb)

492 McConnell.Will.Fold



Posted by: rayj at February 13, 2016 05:51 PM (XhQ0e)

The Turtle has four more years of graft to collect and wants a sweet new no-show job in 2020 (like Cantor), he'll fold like one of those old time clothes drying racks, but faster!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 13, 2016 06:01 PM (wYnyS)

493 "Like, almost irrationally scared. This is truly terrible."

It's a really awful feeling that our only hope rests with the GOPers growing a spine.

Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 06:01 PM (3DIzJ)

494 This just erased any news of those emails released from the State Dept. reference to Hillary Clinton's criminal behavior.

Chris Matthews on MSLSD just said I guess we'll have to get used to an 8 member court for awhile.

Posted by: Junk in the Trunk at February 13, 2016 06:01 PM (zNWur)

495 stace, thanks, I changed it to "Texas ranch."

the first thing I heard was san antonio.

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2016 06:01 PM (dciA+)

496 All of s think Presdent Obama should choose either Jessie Jackson or Hillary Clinton if she does not get the nomination for Presdent.

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at February 13, 2016 06:01 PM (Fbj4h)

497 Where do you get 43? Demi's have 46. And yes there
are easily 14 sellouts. McCain, Kirk, Hatch, McConnell, Flake, miss
Lindsey, Lisa murkdjdncbwski, toomey, cornyn are a slam dunk. And the
rest will be bribed some way.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 13, 2016 05:57 PM (0LHZx)


You're delusional.

Posted by: Vendette at February 13, 2016 06:01 PM (ZHuTJ)

498 If the GOP even hints at confirming someone, they need to be told in no uncertain terms that they will preside over an empty party.

No more least worst choices. This is the fucking hill.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 13, 2016 06:02 PM (wCF3s)

499 They know that this hurts Trump in a way that he can't deal with using his normal campaign skills.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at February 13, 2016 05:59 PM (kBIIG)


No. To be honest, this doesn't affect Trump's run, at all.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 13, 2016 06:02 PM (zc3Db)

500 426 365 Fuck you.

Yo mama

Posted by: anti-socialist at February 13, 2016 06:02 PM (o9lmn)

501 May God save our Republic.

If the Republicans allow Obama to put another justice on the Supreme Court, they should all be ---- as traitors.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 13, 2016 06:02 PM (df5V4)

502 I am truly saddened by this -- I got to attend a lecture series with Justice Scalia in 1995. Although I can't say I "know" him, having had the opportunity to be one of hundreds taught by him is one of the highlights of my academic career -- he was so witty, charming and warm in person. A giant among men has departed the earth.
This is a sad day for the USA -- made more so by the fact that people are immediately jumping to political calculations. This is what we've become.

Posted by: Dancing Queen at February 13, 2016 06:02 PM (aNrvT)

503 Is there really a Scalia out there? Someone smart and effective? I doubt it. GOP has no judicial bench.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at February 13, 2016 06:02 PM (EjBTO)

504 Nothing like the tragic death of a conservative to bring out the bottom-feeding trolls.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 13, 2016 06:02 PM (FsuaD)

505 "It will be a career ender for any Republican that
goes along. Nobody could last in a Republican primary if they handed
the Court over like that. Even in the bluest of states



I loathe McConnell, but I don't think even he has the ability to persuade a mass suicide

Posted by: Jim at February 13, 2016 05:55 PM (A3kYV)"


Call your Senator's office and tell them exactly that.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 13, 2016 06:02 PM (QHgTq)

506 I guess it is possible that they get a baby face lefty on the court, we win the election, another lefty justice shuffles off this mortal coil and we get a hard core conservative in.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 13, 2016 06:02 PM (iQIUe)

507 Take a breath... Lindsey Grahm: "I think it would be very difficult to get an Obama Appointee through the Senate based on [Obama's previous attempts to pack the lower courts based on Senate rule changes]

Posted by: Schlonger at February 13, 2016 06:02 PM (AFme8)

508 Lincolntf, happy BD

Enjoy your day

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 13, 2016 06:02 PM (voOPb)

509 It's extraordinary to me the least interesting, least thoughtful, and ugliest posters are so certain their stupid, loud voices are the most *essential* to any debate.

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2016 05:57 PM (dciA+)


I see you also have the plugin that blocks comments on YouTube, otherwise this would seem normal.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 13, 2016 06:03 PM (bLnSU)

510 The turtle will do exactly as Fredo tells him to do. It'll be up to others to stop this.

Posted by: Soona at February 13, 2016 06:03 PM (Fmupd)

511 If you do believe the GOPe in the Senate will NOT allow an Obama appointment through...
You are deluded. EVERY part of History says otherwise.
Posted by: Don Quixote at February 13, 2016 05:57 PM (f7rv6)

Correct!....the GOPe will fold like a wet taco.
Dark times are coming so prepare, pray and get ready to fight at every level.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 13, 2016 06:03 PM (ej1L0)

512 470 has the Trump-positive view of this.


Posted by: Harun at February 13, 2016 06:03 PM (UBBWX)

513 This is UUGE.

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 13, 2016 06:04 PM (9YiYQ)

514 478 He died just outside of Marfa, a gorgeous place......

There are worse places to give up the ghost.

Good luck and Godspeed, Mr. Scalia.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 13, 2016 05:59 PM (lutOX)

he had been hunting quail.
he had a good day before RIP
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 13, 2016 06:00 PM (qCMvj)
***
Not funeral music, but fitting, all the same:

Metamorphosen, Richard Strauss

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnMAGwLBhpM

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at February 13, 2016 06:04 PM (lutOX)

515 http://www.cbsnews.com/live/

Linsey Graham is already squishing out.

Posted by: The Political Hat at February 13, 2016 06:04 PM (vBeA5)

516 Huh... What a coincidence. It appears that it's time for a canoe trip. Lots and lots of canoe trips.

Posted by: Damiano at February 13, 2016 06:04 PM (XItbt)

517 Seriously, who goes on a vacation to Marfa, Tx?

I went on vacation to Juarez ONCE. I got hungry and ate shrimp cocktail at the dog track.

DO NOT EAT THE SHRIMP COCKTAIL AT THE DOG TRACK IN JUAREZ

Posted by: CozMark at February 13, 2016 06:04 PM (CbGSW)

518 remember this crap comes in threes

superstitious I know
but... it happens

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 13, 2016 06:04 PM (qCMvj)

519 I don't usually drink, but I'm making an exception tonight. Honestly, he's why I wanted to be a lawyer. I always admired his ability to be so damned eloquent, but still be razor sharp and funny, too.

I hate to trivialize this, but this feels like in the second Lord of the Rings movie when the orcs managed to blow up the wall at Helms Deep. The hoards just got through the last gate. I don't think McConnell the White is gonna ride in to save us though...



Funny you should mention that.

"My line has ended. Abandon your posts! Flee, flee for your lives!" was just going through my head right now.

Posted by: AD at February 13, 2016 06:05 PM (QWY55)

520 Unless we stop immigration, there will be 9 left wing supreme court justices within our lifetimes.

If people don't see that, then I don't know what else to say.

Posted by: Duncan MacLeod, The Highlander at February 13, 2016 06:05 PM (COpZ4)

521 @468.. ~I hate to trivialize this, but this feels like in the second Lord of the
Rings movie when the orcs managed to blow up the wall at Helms Deep.
The hoards just got through the last gate. I don't think McConnell the
White is gonna ride in to save us though...... LawLurker


THIS^^^

Posted by: Yip at February 13, 2016 06:05 PM (e7T6D)

522 The leftist scum over at Space batles are just giddy over this. They already have it figured that Obama will not even need to appoint a judge as he has already stacked the lower courts and that since there will not be any 5-4 rulings for the CONSERVATIVE SIDE OF THINGS THEY WILL BE ABLE TO RAM ALL SORTS OF SHIT THROUGH.
Can we start planning for a Civil War now?

Posted by: southdakotaboy at February 13, 2016 06:05 PM (PBhYl)

523 Late to the thread and I will keep it simple.

Rest in peace Justice Scalia. May your family and friends find comfort in this very difficult time. And G_d bless this country with the wisdom and courage it needs right now.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 13, 2016 06:05 PM (PFLTn)

524 516 Huh... What a coincidence. It appears that it's time for a canoe trip. Lots and lots of canoe trips.
Posted by: Damiano at February 13, 2016 06:04 PM (XItbt)

I'm about ready to say screw canoe tips

Let's dance

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 13, 2016 06:05 PM (voOPb)

525 I am very sad to hear of Justice Scalia's passing. The first descriptor in that press releases says "He was a man of God". It is no coincidence that he was also a guardian of freedom and liberty.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 06:05 PM (dFi94)

526
362 When I become President I will nominate Ted Cruz to the Supreme Court.
****************

This is the most brilliant thing Trump can do. I thought Cruz as VP would unite the conservatives but this would be even better.

Posted by: Burn It Down at February 13, 2016 05:48 PM (qHgBB)


and the GOPe in the Senate would go... 'we get rid of CRUZ???? ALL IN!!!'

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 13, 2016 06:05 PM (f7rv6)

527 In the past Democrats and media have pushed a huge meme, that a liberal on the Court must be replaced with someone equally liberal.


Will Republicans demand a conservative nominee from Obama if he makes a nomination?

Will he media agree that's the precedent they pushed for in the past?

Posted by: Meremortal at February 13, 2016 06:05 PM (3myMJ)

528 This is devastating. The were times his the leading voice protecting the nation. Gah. Everybody pray

Posted by: ThunderB at February 13, 2016 06:05 PM (zOTsN)

529 474 Mark Levin is probably unhinged by now.

That has been true for the last 10 years or so. Why would today be different?

Posted by: anti-socialist at February 13, 2016 06:06 PM (o9lmn)

530 RIP justice Scalia. He was a sensational patriot. Prayers go out to his family.

Holy shit. Oh my. the American experiment may be over.

This should help Cruz. Anyone even remotely considering "act of love" Jeb!, well, we can look forward to the steel spined defender of the constitution- Chief Justice Roberts.

Posted by: Cooldawg at February 13, 2016 06:06 PM (8SeI1)

531

he had been hunting quail.
he had a good day before RIP
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 13, 2016 06:00 PM (qCMvj)

Aawwwww.
That makes me even sadder. Some of the best days of my life have been spent hunting blue quail in that area on perfect late winter days.

It can involve a lot of running up and down hills because it's open country. I wonder if he overdid it.

Posted by: stace. Ahoy, horde! at February 13, 2016 06:06 PM (0QLpr)

532 you know, with respect to the liberal psychopaths demonstrating their insane hate today, this their overton window movement.

There is no safety, all funerals are Wellstone Memorials now. So stop acting upset and just keep a list.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at February 13, 2016 06:06 PM (EjBTO)

533 All of s think Presdent Obama should choose either Jessie Jackson or Hillary Clinton if she does not get the nomination for Presdent.
Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at February 13, 2016 06:01 PM (Fbj4h)


hi mary

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 13, 2016 06:06 PM (qCMvj)

534 I promise you that Barry ... right now ... is weighing the options of saying "Fuck You" to congress and just naming a justice.

What will anyone do to stop him ?

Posted by: Irony at February 13, 2016 06:07 PM (qmMG2)

535 Lindsey Graham: Making no bones about it. He's not be squishy (which says a lot because he's a squishy f&*k). He's saying the Senate rule changes are going to have consequences, so he's not going to follow his usual predilections for passing Executive. Nominees. This is GOOD NEWS folks. To liberals: If you've lost Lindsey Graham....

Posted by: Schlonger at February 13, 2016 06:07 PM (AFme8)

536 "Linsey Graham is already squishing out."

Oh yeah?

Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 06:07 PM (3DIzJ)

537
I think that if the GOP folds and confirms Obama's appointment Trump/Cruz will win. Lotsa pissed off people going to the polls in November.

But that still won't make up for the loss.

Posted by: Ed Anger at February 13, 2016 06:07 PM (RcpcZ)

538 "all funerals are Wellstone Memorials now" I like that, I'm stealing that from me.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at February 13, 2016 06:07 PM (EjBTO)

539 Anyway... I'm thinking they'll try to nominate a 55 or younger hack to try and tie the court down for decades. I'm ready for the worst. I'll be happy if we can hang on till next year.

Thank God Scalia didn't die in his sleep a year ago. That's why I'm thankful for.
Posted by: Yip at February 13, 2016 05:59 PM (e7T6D)

This is why in the Article V convention proposal, Levin has suggested an amendment that term limits supreme court justices, and allows for an overide of the courts decision by either a 3/5 th vote of the House and Senate or 3/5 vote of state legislatures.

This is ridiculous and NOT what the framers intended that we are in hysterics right now that the court may end up stacked with liberal left judges who will rule by dictates against the constitution.

Posted by: Jen the original at February 13, 2016 06:07 PM (K0Iz7)

540 Mark Levin is probably unhinged by now.

That has been true for the last 10 years or so. Why would today be different?
Posted by: anti-socialist at February 13, 2016 06:06 PM (o9lmn)


lol, so true

ahaha

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 13, 2016 06:07 PM (qCMvj)

541 WASF

WASFF

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 13, 2016 06:07 PM (wCF3s)

542 First Scott Weiland, then Abe Vigoda, now this.

I need a drink

Posted by: L, Elle at February 13, 2016 06:07 PM (2x3L+)

543 A very possible future:

"Mission Control, please repeat that. In English this time."

Posted by: "Know when to bail out of the aircraft" at February 13, 2016 06:08 PM (J3UIw)

544 In the past Democrats and media have pushed a huge meme, that a liberal on the Court must be replaced with someone equally liberal.

**8

yeah, we were lying.

XXXOO


MSM and DNC

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at February 13, 2016 06:08 PM (EjBTO)

545 I had a crass thought. Cruz knew him well. I expect he is devestated. Tonight when he speaks of it, maybe he can be warm, emotional, relatable. Boy the stakes got so much higher

Posted by: ThunderB at February 13, 2016 06:08 PM (zOTsN)

546 Fruck.

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 13, 2016 06:08 PM (9YiYQ)

547 Lindsey is tough until the vote meets the roll call

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 13, 2016 06:08 PM (voOPb)

548
The more I think about it, the more I understand that we didn't just lose the nation.

The fact is, we lost it long ago, when we let it get so close that the death of a single man is the tipping point.

We have to face facts. We fucked up.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 13, 2016 06:08 PM (o98Jz)

549 RIP. He was a good man thru and thru.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 13, 2016 06:08 PM (CNHr1)

550 If you remember, ValJar said that she had two justices all lined up to pack the court. Game Over.

Posted by: V the K at February 13, 2016 06:08 PM (G/+Ma)

551 I hate that Obama is the head of state that is charged with honoring Justice Scalia at his funeral. It's like a Hatfield being the main speaker at a McCoy funeral.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 13, 2016 06:08 PM (MNgU2)

552 503 Is there really a Scalia out there? Someone smart and effective? I doubt it. GOP has no judicial bench.
Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at February 13, 2016 06:02 PM (EjBTO)



The only person I can think of who's arguably an equal is Richard Epstein. But I'm not sure he'd be as well-liked and there's no way in hell he'd be confirmed.

Posted by: AD at February 13, 2016 06:08 PM (QWY55)

553 They know that this hurts Trump in a way that he can't deal with using his normal campaign skills.
*****************
The same apprehension and uncertainty of him selecting conservative judges now would help him in a general election. I think this hurts Cruz, because the media and democrats would blare all day long that he would nominate a bible thumper who would bring creationism back into schools and ban flag burning.

Posted by: Burn It Down at February 13, 2016 06:09 PM (qHgBB)

554 524 516 Huh... What a coincidence. It appears that it's time for a canoe trip. Lots and lots of canoe trips.
Posted by: Damiano at February 13, 2016 06:04 PM (XItbt)

I'm about ready to say screw canoe tips

Let's dance
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 13, 2016 06:05 PM (voOPb)


Yup

Posted by: rickl at February 13, 2016 06:09 PM (sdi6R)

555 It seems even lefty Supreme Court justices vote lock step on cases, they know how they are going to vote before the first word of a case is heard. I pray the Senate can hold up a nomination.

Posted by: Skip at February 13, 2016 06:09 PM (BkhW6)

556 I just learned from Judge Napolitano, that Scalia was such a warm, sweet, funny person, and the supreme he was closest to was Ruth Ginsberg. They even vacationed together.

Whodda thunk?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 13, 2016 06:09 PM (FsuaD)

557 I promise you that Barry ... right now ... is weighing the options of saying "Fuck You" to congress and just naming a justice.

What will anyone do to stop him ?
Posted by: Irony at February 13, 2016 06:07 PM (qmMG2)

The other members of the court.

Posted by: Jen the original at February 13, 2016 06:09 PM (K0Iz7)

558 552 503 Is there really a Scalia out there? Someone smart and effective? I doubt it. GOP has no judicial bench.
Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at February 13, 2016 06:02 PM (EjBTO)


The only person I can think of who's arguably an equal is Richard Epstein. But I'm not sure he'd be as well-liked and there's no way in hell he'd be confirmed.
Posted by: AD at February 13, 2016 06:08 PM (QWY55)



And, yeah, I know he's not a judge. But he's a prominent enough legal intellectual that he'd be a perfectly justifiable pick.

Posted by: AD at February 13, 2016 06:10 PM (QWY55)

559 517 Seriously, who goes on a vacation to Marfa, Tx?
.........

There are a bunch of art galleries visitet by New Yorkers there, because Donal Judd' s museum is there.

That resort ranch south of there has had people like Dan Rather and Mick Jagger as regular guests.

Posted by: stace. Ahoy, horde! at February 13, 2016 06:10 PM (0QLpr)

560 I'm shaking, I'm literally shaking.

I would suggest that everyone do all they can to prepare for what's too come.

Posted by: Kreplach at February 13, 2016 06:10 PM (WVvzl)

561 No. To be honest, this doesn't affect Trump's run, at all.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 13, 2016 06:02 PM (zc3Db)


could be, who knows

he is Teflon Trump atm

people only see what they want to see of Trump

like I said a few days ago, Trump is playing Democrat and Republican quite well, which I concluded amounts to American, which is I guess what people are reacting to, their version of America

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 13, 2016 06:10 PM (qCMvj)

562 >>>ThunderB at February 13, 2016 06:08 PM (zOTsN)

I've saiid lately the only reason why I'll vote is for the SCOTUS. This reinforces my resolve.

I don't expect a GOP president to do much. Our SCOTUS is the last speed bump

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 13, 2016 06:11 PM (voOPb)

563 Wanna bet ubama is on his knees in the whitehouse mosk praising olla?

Posted by: Eromero at February 13, 2016 06:11 PM (zLDYs)

564
I just learned from Judge Napolitano, that Scalia was such a warm,
sweet, funny person, and the supreme he was closest to was Ruth
Ginsberg. They even vacationed together.

Whodda thunk?


Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 13, 2016 06:09 PM (FsuaD)
===========================================

I had heard that they were close, and that she was fond of him.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 06:11 PM (dFi94)

565 The other members of the court.

Oh horse shit. Four of the members are ready to welcome their new team member right now.

And Roberts will do as he's told.

Give me a fucking break.

Posted by: Irony at February 13, 2016 06:11 PM (qmMG2)

566 I'm about ready to say screw canoe tips

Fcuk canoes in general, this time of year. I don't care about their tips.

Posted by: dartist at February 13, 2016 06:12 PM (Nr1E9)

567 >>>> I am very sad to hear of Justice Scalia's passing. The first descriptor in that press releases says "He was a man of God". It is no coincidence that he was also a guardian of freedom and liberty.
Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 06:05 PM (dFi94)
-----
Yeah, grammie. He really was. He was a great father. His son is a Catholic priest in Virginia I think. I'm so sad. And I'm so sick of getting knocked down and depending on gutless RINOs to do the right thing

Posted by: L, Elle at February 13, 2016 06:12 PM (2x3L+)

568 This is potentially an election-changing event. It's similar to the financial meltdown at the end of the 08 campaign.

This has the chance to change everyone's focus and messaging.

We'll find out tonight how the candidates respond.

Posted by: matthew at February 13, 2016 06:12 PM (fnBDy)

569 I had a crass thought. Cruz knew him well. I expect he is devestated. Tonight when he speaks of it, maybe he can be warm, emotional, relatable. Boy the stakes got so much higher
Posted by: ThunderB at February 13, 2016 06:08 PM (zOTsN)



hmmm, I might have to watch

but time for dinner

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 13, 2016 06:12 PM (qCMvj)

570 Any Scholars on here (I'm a lawyer, but don't know answer to this): To what extent can Chief Justice push current cases into next session? Can Roberts hold over any of these important current cases?

Posted by: Schlonger at February 13, 2016 06:12 PM (AFme8)

571 I have no reason to think he wouldn't appoint a classy hot supermodel or a luxurious old buddy from NYC.

Posted by: stace. Ahoy, horde! at February 13, 2016 05:57 PM (0QLpr)

Justice Upton?

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 13, 2016 06:12 PM (uZNvH)

572 Can we start planning for a Civil War now?

Not publicly FFS.

Posted by: DaveA at February 13, 2016 06:12 PM (DL2i+)

573 and ban flag burning.

Posted by: Burn It Down at February 13, 2016 06:09 PM (qHgBB)


The flag is a more serious and legalistic representation of the Republic (planting the American Flag on soil has legal meaning) than a Federal Reserve Note, yet it's illegal to burn the laughable federal reserve note, even as the Fed, itself, makes a mockery of its own notes.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 13, 2016 06:12 PM (zc3Db)

574 May God bless Justice Scalia's soul, his family, and what's left of the United States of America.

If the (R)pukes in the Senate handle this at all well, we can survive this into a (hopefully) Cruz Presidency.

If the Senate betrays us on this one, it's an Archduke Ferdinand moment, with all that entails.

The kindling is bone dry, the merest spark, a flame.

Just simply, prayers. Pray to constrain the left in their insane bloodlust and joy.

They'll see this as their chance to consolidate power. If they actually try to do so......

Just. Pray.

And load magazines.



Godspeed, Justice Scalia.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 13, 2016 06:12 PM (McRlu)

575 @557 haha

I can Roberts swearing in the unconfirmed Justice

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 13, 2016 06:13 PM (voOPb)

576 See you under the Klieg's comrades.

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 13, 2016 06:13 PM (OvUux)

577 "It also hurts Trump because there is a juicy quote out there where he suggested his sister, a NY State judge and a liberal one, would make a very fine Supreme Court justice. "

Oh geez, let it go.

He wasn't serious and to top it off she's 78 years old and she doesn't want the job.

I can see pundits are going to wrong until the end about Trump

Maryanne Barry (née Trump)

Barry was nominated by President Ronald Reagan[6] on September 14, 1983, to a seat on the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey

A Republican, Barry was nominated to be a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit by President Bill Clinton[6] on June 17, 1999, to replace H. Lee Sarokin, who had retired in 1996.

n January 2006, Barry testified in support of the appointment of fellow Third Circuit Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court.



Posted by: Misfortune & Pestilence at February 13, 2016 06:13 PM (yox0K)

578 I'm shaking, I'm literally shaking.

I would suggest that everyone do all they can to prepare for what's too come.


Posted by: Kreplach at February 13, 2016 06:10 PM (WVvzl)
===========================================

May I humbly suggest that the best preparation might be done on one's knees.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 06:13 PM (dFi94)

579 Native American (well, Native American-ish) Elizabeth "Walking Eagle" Warren! Woman and disadvantaged minority in one. An Affirmative Action two-fer!

Posted by: JB1000 at February 13, 2016 06:13 PM (DYdhz)

580 They must be having champagne at the White House. Wish I could see their emails today

Posted by: ThunderB at February 13, 2016 06:14 PM (zOTsN)

581 Huh... Mary Cloggenstein might be on to something.

Hillary! for SCOTUS would be rather elegant. Tell me everyone in DC wouldn't fall all over themselves to get her in there.

Then again, it's not as if Michelle O has anything to do.

Either one would be in line with the horrors I've come to expect from Obama.

Posted by: Damiano at February 13, 2016 06:14 PM (XItbt)

582 500
426 365 Fuck you.



Yo mama

Posted by: anti-socialist at February 13, 2016 06:02 PM (o9lmn)

No, your momma!

Posted by: V Putin at February 13, 2016 06:14 PM (ZbV+0)

583 Obama will doubtless seek to appoint the most far left justice he can
find, which should be easy, the courts are packed with radical leftists.
He will also need to satisfy the entire spectrum of the Democrat
coalition. I don't know where he is going to find a dead black
transgendered illegal immigrant Muslim felon to appoint to the court,
but I know that Mitch McConnell will approve hyr.

Posted by: V the K at February 13, 2016 06:14 PM (G/+Ma)

584 Oh, you just know that Barky is dying to nominate Kamala Harris for that spot.....

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at February 13, 2016 06:14 PM (Saqzi)

585 580 They must be having champagne at the White House. Wish I could see their emails today

They are having spritzers of some sort, that's for certain.

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 13, 2016 06:15 PM (OvUux)

586 I think the consensus is that McConnell will fold and do Obama's bidding.

And there are certainly enough weasels in the GOP that will follow to reach a 60 -vote cloture.

So the question is, who will the President nominate and try to push through?
Frankly, I think Holder is too radioactive, but there are PLENTY of Leftist jurists to choose from, that will be "brilliant".
If they could get Sotomayor and Kagan through, who are mediocrities at best, they can get anybody through.
This will be a great battle, and the Democrats will enlist the Media to propagandize the country like never before.

I think this will finally split the GOP like nothing in the past. 35 to 40 Senators will oppose this, but enough defect to give Obama his epochal game changer.

And we will look back on the years before this as the Good Old Days. Amazing to think that the country is now so rotten that so much was held in the balance by a few men, and this one man in particular.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative...now older and senile at February 13, 2016 06:15 PM (RFeQD)

587 Another wise Wheatina?

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 13, 2016 06:15 PM (9YiYQ)

588 I can Roberts swearing in the unconfirmed Justice

He/She's A Tax !!!

Posted by: Roberts at February 13, 2016 06:15 PM (qmMG2)

589 Godspeed Justice Scalia.

Posted by: blindside at February 13, 2016 06:15 PM (e792M)

590 H. Lee Sarokin is a dishonest prick. He writes for Huffpo and will lie about cases.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 13, 2016 06:15 PM (iQIUe)

591 I think everyone should call their representatives* and senators on monday and tell them their election hangs on this.

There should be no appointments this year.

Any GOPe that even hints at an appointment should be advised of the seriousness of a confirmation.

*Yes, I know only the senate gets to confirm a nom, but our only avenue of deterrence is pressuring all of the GOP, not just senators. Hold all of them to account or we are royally fucked beyond recognition.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 13, 2016 06:16 PM (wCF3s)

592 RIP Justice Scalia.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at February 13, 2016 06:16 PM (tEDMc)

593 563
Wanna bet ubama is on his knees in the whitehouse mosk praising olla?


Posted by: Eromero at February 13, 2016 06:11 PM (zLDYs)


Obama is spending a "romantic" Valentine's weekend with his boyfriends, golfing, in CA I believe. Mooch is on her own.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 13, 2016 06:16 PM (FsuaD)

594 I'd rather avoid the political handicapping until we're sure that Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan won't fast-track Eric Holder or the like.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 13, 2016 06:16 PM (oVJmc)

595 Scalia's friendship with the liberal justices is just him living up to his Christian ideals. I'm sure he had more influence on them than they had on him.

Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 13, 2016 06:16 PM (MNgU2)

596 Well I've had enough glum shit for a Saturday.

See you morons later
Time to cook some bratwurst

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 13, 2016 06:16 PM (voOPb)

597 I'm doubtful Justice Scalia would want us to have piss running down our legs as we moan and groan about how "it's over". We're not finished yet. Not by a long shot.

Posted by: Crom's Dirty Underpants at February 13, 2016 06:16 PM (42BEi)

598 May I humbly suggest that the best preparation might be done on one's knees.

I hate to quibble, Grammy ... but I have no idea how to zero in a long gun on my knees.

Posted by: Irony at February 13, 2016 06:17 PM (qmMG2)

599 yeah I can totally see Obama using some recess appointment jiggery-pokery to put Van Jones on the bench or something

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 13, 2016 06:17 PM (uZNvH)

600 Obama will doubtless seek to appoint the most far left justice he can find, which should be easy, the courts are packed with radical leftists.

Posted by: V the K at February 13, 2016 06:14 PM (G/+Ma)


Barky doesn't have to appoint a lunatic leftist. ALl he has to do is pick someone who is nominally conservative (LOL) and the Vichy GOP senate will confirm the guy in no time and the "nominal conservative" will turn around and be voting as insanely as Benedict Roberts before the first nightfall.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 13, 2016 06:17 PM (zc3Db)

601 What should happen is that

Trump
Bush
Kasich
Carson

Should tell the Republican party that they will stand as a block group to demand that the next president should pick the next justice and to stall until after the election.


Cruz and Rubio are ineligible so no point having them join in.

Posted by: Misfortune & Pestilence at February 13, 2016 06:17 PM (yox0K)

602 Ace has added an important update from Gabe.

Translation-We lose.

Posted by: Golfman at February 13, 2016 06:17 PM (48QDY)

603 Posted by: Crom's Dirty Underpants at February 13, 2016 06:16 PM (42BEi)

Amen, brother!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 13, 2016 06:17 PM (w4NZ8)

604 This is going to change an election? 80% of the people in this nation couldn`t guess who Scalia was or what he did.

Posted by: two of spades (promotion pending) at February 13, 2016 06:17 PM (8EFxg)

605
Fuck Fuck Fuck Fuck Fuck

This is not good. Not good at all.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 13, 2016 06:17 PM (JmjOe)

606 R.I.P. Hero

didn't judge trump testify for scj alito during his hearings?

Posted by: concrete girl at February 13, 2016 06:17 PM (0KgAM)

607 So, Barky resigns making Joe the prez. Joe nominates Barky to SC. Joe then decides as the incumbent, he is going to run.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 13, 2016 05:31 PM

You trying to give me nightmares?

Posted by: Farmer at February 13, 2016 06:18 PM (o/90i)

608 Mitch McConnel quote: "American people should have choice in picking their next Supreme Court Justice and thus the next President should fill the vacancy"

Just heard this on CBS live stream

Posted by: Schlonger at February 13, 2016 06:19 PM (AFme8)

609

All predictions related to this event are sheer guessing or wishing. We are in uncharted seas and don't know the currents or the depth.

Posted by: Meremortal at February 13, 2016 06:19 PM (3myMJ)

610 Justice Kate Upton ChemJeff, unless you want Fred 'Lets ban incandescent light bulbs' Upton nominated.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 13, 2016 06:19 PM (PFLTn)

611 Pray and vote

Posted by: ThunderB at February 13, 2016 06:20 PM (zOTsN)

612 And I will say this...

I want a FULL autopsy on him.

He just suddenly died, of 'natural causes', on a vacation...

RIGHT BEFORE a major case on Presidential Power is about to go before the Court...

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 13, 2016 06:20 PM (f7rv6)

613 I fear we are, right now, seeing one of those great misfortunes of history where future historians will point to Scalia's death as one of the major causes of the coming civil war. Because if they go for the guns, and a suddenly leftist court rubber stamps, the shooting will begin.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 13, 2016 06:20 PM (4ErVI)

614 Surely, surely they will not let the senate go into recess and give Obama the nominee.

RIGHT?!

Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 06:20 PM (0C2f1)

615 From twitter:

"from McConnell: "This vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.'"

I don't know where they heard him say this.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 13, 2016 06:20 PM (8PbKi)

616 Trump just released statement with same sentiment: Next President should fill vacancy.

Looks like we may have GOP firewall after all...

Posted by: Schlonger at February 13, 2016 06:20 PM (AFme8)

617 582 Yo mama

Posted by: anti-socialist at February 13, 2016 06:02 PM (o9lmn)

No, your momma!

Posted by: V Putin at February 13, 2016 06:14 PM (ZbV+0)


Not the momma!

Posted by: Baby Sinclair at February 13, 2016 06:20 PM (jV8Mq)

618 604 This is going to change an election? 80% of the people in this nation couldn`t guess who Scalia was or what he did.

80%, wow you are generous. I'd put it near 90%.

Best hits:
Lecture with Justice Antonin Scalia "Is Capitalism or Socialism More Conducive to Christian Virtue?" given Friday, September 6, 2013 at The Lanier Theological Library in Houston, TX.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkChru9L3xA

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 13, 2016 06:20 PM (OvUux)

619 Ace has added an important update from Gabe.

What is this "Recess Appointment" thing ? Can't be much to it - or surely "W" would have used it to put in a Conservative.

Posted by: Irony at February 13, 2016 06:20 PM (qmMG2)

620 which member of the Syrian Migrant community of widows and orphans will Obama chose?

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at February 13, 2016 06:20 PM (EjBTO)

621 Now, from Mark Knoller:

In written statement, McConnell says "American people should have a voice" in choosing successor to Scalia so should wait till next pres.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 13, 2016 06:21 PM (8PbKi)

622 All predictions related to this event are sheer guessing or wishing. We are in uncharted seas and don't know the currents or the depth.

Yep.

Posted by: AD at February 13, 2016 06:21 PM (QWY55)

623 Read the update on recess appointments

Posted by: ThunderB at February 13, 2016 06:21 PM (zOTsN)

624 We are so fucked right now. McConnell will give Obama everything he wants.
Just like Chuck Schumer let Bush have his appointees.

Posted by: Iblis at February 13, 2016 06:21 PM (rP2JJ)

625 607 So, Barky resigns making Joe the prez. Joe nominates Barky to SC. Joe then decides as the incumbent, he is going to run.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 13, 2016 05:31 PM

You trying to give me nightmares?


Posted by: Farmer at February 13, 2016 06:18 PM (o/90i)

Obama does not want to be in the Supreme Court... its a JOB... and would keep him in Washington.

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 13, 2016 06:21 PM (f7rv6)

626
593 563
Wanna bet ubama is on his knees in the whitehouse mosk praising olla?


Posted by: Eromero at February 13, 2016 06:11 PM (zLDYs)

Obama is spending a "romantic" Valentine's weekend with his boyfriends, golfing, in CA I believe. Mooch is on her own.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 13, 2016 06:16 PM (FsuaD)







In Palm Springs, which is a well-known gay vacation spot.

http://tinyurl.com/jxqq554

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 13, 2016 06:21 PM (o98Jz)

627 GOP re: election.

Learn how to make liberal judges an issue. For fucks sake.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at February 13, 2016 06:22 PM (EjBTO)

628 So we have to depend on the Senate holding a pro-forms session and actually showing up for work on their days off for any chance to stop this?

See Ace's update.
Yeah, we're done

Posted by: L, Elle at February 13, 2016 06:22 PM (2x3L+)

629 As Mark Levin points out, Obama has nominated a steady stream of frankly radical-left nominees for lower federal court benches, and the Vichy GOP have issued a steady stream of rubber-stamp approvals for damn near all of them.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 13, 2016 06:22 PM (noWW6)

630 Shit shit shit

Posted by: freaked at February 13, 2016 06:22 PM (BO/km)

631 yes, Obumbles can use recess appointment to install a marxist on scotus

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 13, 2016 06:22 PM (uZNvH)

632 Surely, surely they will not let the senate go into recess and give Obama the nominee.



RIGHT?!

Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 06:20 PM (0C2f1)
==========================================

It's the GOP, Lauren. The same GOP that decided to let Obamacare slip thru so they could go home for Christmas break.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 06:22 PM (dFi94)

633 What's the big deal about Trump praising his sister, who's a judge?

Don't get me wrong, I'd be totally opposed to any president nominating a family member, and I don't care if they'd be the best judge on earth: that's just massively wrong.

Also, Trump's sister, Maryanne Trump Barry, sure sounds like a lefty: She was appointed by that famous leftist, Ronald Reagan (um, what?), and got an award from Sandra Day O'Connor.

So, how does this really hurt Trump, aside from the real fact that Ted Cruz (who has been solicitor general of congress and has argued before the SC) is better equipped to pick a justice? The rest of the arguments against Trump on this seem rather spurious to me.

(Bias disclosure: I'm a Cruz supporter, but Trump is my #2 pick).

Posted by: Arizona CJ at February 13, 2016 06:22 PM (0o4Km)

634
602 Ace has added an important update from Gabe.

Translation-We lose.


I can see Obama making a recess appointment while the senate is still in session.

Who's gonna stop him? The Supreme Court?

Posted by: Ed Anger at February 13, 2016 06:22 PM (RcpcZ)

635 Oh My God I just heard... RIP to a wonderful scholar and Man... Heaven help Us if obama gets another super Lib.... I'm just sick mover it...

Posted by: donna at February 13, 2016 06:22 PM (/dSsq)

636 Prayers for his family. Rest in Peace Judge.

Posted by: Infidel at February 13, 2016 06:22 PM (jiDCu)

637 This is going to change an election? 80% of the people in this nation couldn`t guess who Scalia was or what he did.
Posted by: two of spades

More like 90%+

I seriously would wager 99% of Americans couldn't name him if you put his picture in front of them

But I do see this having an effect in the primary

Posted by: Jim at February 13, 2016 06:23 PM (A3kYV)

638 So Senator Turtle just said no appointment till next POTUS? I'll be watching.

Posted by: Yip at February 13, 2016 06:23 PM (e7T6D)

639 mover=over

Posted by: donna at February 13, 2016 06:23 PM (/dSsq)

640 Sounds like this is one of those "black swan" thingies.

Posted by: rickl at February 13, 2016 06:23 PM (sdi6R)

641 This is going to change an election? 80% of the people in this nation couldn`t guess who Scalia was or what he did.
Posted by: two of spades


Don't fucking care.

This is serious. Either we hold our ostensible Betters(tm) to hold the line, or we should just quit pretending we have a republic.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 13, 2016 06:23 PM (wCF3s)

642 Gabe notes that Obama will try to push someone in in a recess appointment. That makes it important for McConnell to declare pro forma sessions in all off-days, so that the Senate never goes into formal recess.

Sure. I'll get right on that.

/sticks $20 in stripper's thong

Posted by: Bitch McConnell at February 13, 2016 06:23 PM (jV8Mq)

643 If there were anything that rated a flaming skull...

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 13, 2016 06:23 PM (FkBIv)

644 And what about the cases they are hearing now?

Posted by: Infidel at February 13, 2016 06:24 PM (jiDCu)

645 McConnell put out a statement that the new president should appoint next Justice.
Sounds like he's tough, but I doubt it.

Posted by: Carol at February 13, 2016 06:24 PM (sj3Ax)

646 9 kids, and 34(?) grandkids.

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 13, 2016 06:24 PM (OvUux)

647 "The same GOP that decided to let Obamacare slip thru so they could go home for Christmas break."

Yeah. I know.

I want to throw up.

Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 06:24 PM (f3Iw2)

648 A recess appointment for the SCOTASS? I find it hard to believe that such a thing is legal. The SCOTASS is not an Executive position - which is what the recess appointments are about.

Maybe I'm wrong but this whole idea seems very, very strange to me. Recess appointments are for temporary Executive positions, not lifetime ones. Are there recess appointments for federal judges? I don't believe I've ever heard of that.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 13, 2016 06:24 PM (zc3Db)

649 Does anyone believe for one second that McConnell will hold congress in continuous session for a year?

We are proper fucked my friends.

Proper.

Fucked.

Posted by: Kreplach at February 13, 2016 06:24 PM (WVvzl)

650 643 If there were anything that rated a flaming skull...
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 13, 2016 06:23 PM (FkBIv)


Really.

Posted by: rickl at February 13, 2016 06:24 PM (sdi6R)

651 Whomever the replacement ends up being and whenever that happens... We're screwed anyhow.

I guarantee that everything on Obama's socialist dream list when right on the front burner about 3 hours ago and everything already on the slate for SCOTUS just went hard left.

Thomas is by himself no matter what.

Posted by: Damiano at February 13, 2016 06:24 PM (XItbt)

652 new president should appoint next Justice.

He said "should"...

Posted by: donna at February 13, 2016 06:24 PM (/dSsq)

653 Gabe notes that Obama will try to push someone in in a recess
appointment. That makes it important for McConnell to declare pro forma
sessions in all off-days, so that the Senate never goes into formal
recess.
---
Um, ace.

Isn't *tomorrow* an off-day?

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at February 13, 2016 06:24 PM (ZbV+0)

654 Here was a man.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at February 13, 2016 06:24 PM (iHjB5)

655 This man truly loved America. .
I hope his family will be shielded from the filth that will flow from the unhinged. I think he would chuckle at it.

Posted by: whatmeworry at February 13, 2016 06:25 PM (dZGNV)

656 Are there any pending gun cases?

Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 06:25 PM (f3Iw2)

657 643 If there were anything that rated a flaming skull...

That IS a good point.


Um.....Ace?

Posted by: Schlonger at February 13, 2016 06:25 PM (AFme8)

658 Yes, recess appointments have been done for SCOTUS before

Eisenhower did it twice

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 13, 2016 06:25 PM (uZNvH)

659 "natural causes"

fastest autopsy evah

Posted by: Burnt Toast at February 13, 2016 06:25 PM (T78UI)

660 Ugh, My senators are Bennett and Gardner.

Posted by: Infidel at February 13, 2016 06:25 PM (jiDCu)

661 A bright yellow intermission in the gloom

http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/selection-du-weekend-179-60.jpg

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 13, 2016 06:25 PM (PFLTn)

662 A recess appointment for the SCOTASS? I find it hard to believe that such a thing is legal. The SCOTASS is not an Executive position - which is what the recess appointments are about.





Yea, I think Gabe is wrong about that.

The Constitution makes it very clear a SC justice has to be confirmed by the Senate.

Posted by: Jim at February 13, 2016 06:25 PM (A3kYV)

663 Turtle Power is our only hope.

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 13, 2016 06:26 PM (9YiYQ)

664 This is serious. Either we hold our ostensible Betters(tm) to hold the line, or we should just quit pretending we have a republic.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 13, 2016 06:23 PM (wCF3s)

Absolutely correct!

Posted by: two of spades (promotion pending) at February 13, 2016 06:26 PM (8EFxg)

665 I had figured that a court confirmation battle was in the cards for later this year anyway, as Ruth Baader-Meinhof would reasonably have been expected to retire while still in a position to have a leftist successor plugged in securely.

And I had also sourly figured that the Beltway GOP wouldn't put up much resistance to replacing an old liberal stalwart with a young liberal stalwart. Not balance-shifting.

This, though, is... _consequential_. Balance-shifting.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 13, 2016 06:26 PM (noWW6)

666 I'll say this ... and then I'm done.

Any of you that, after this, continue to insist on playing by the rules are God Damn Fools.

Things like Constitutionality are only good in Civil Societies. I think we just lost ours.

All bets are off.

Posted by: Irony at February 13, 2016 06:26 PM (qmMG2)

667 Yes, recess appointments have been done for SCOTUS before

Eisenhower did it twice

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 13, 2016 06:25 PM (uZNvH)


Really? That's crazy. Totally insane.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 13, 2016 06:26 PM (zc3Db)

668 Feel nothing but profound sadness. May God bless and comfort his family in their time of sorrow.

Posted by: Joanne at February 13, 2016 06:26 PM (hgBpU)

669 It's sad that our elected officials sole concern are their own jobs.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 13, 2016 06:26 PM (iQIUe)

670 There's a big abortion decision coming up in Texas. Jeebus.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 13, 2016 06:26 PM (FsuaD)

671 Gah. Now I really feel like puking. The fate of the SCOTUS and by extension the nation rests in McConnells hands

Posted by: ThunderB at February 13, 2016 06:27 PM (zOTsN)

672 The fact that Ginsburg and Scalia vacationed together and were buddies gives me a tiny amount of hope, but I shall cling to that tiny shred like it was a ragged old teddy bear found in a plane wreck.

Just because everything is so GRRRRRRRRRRR right now.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 13, 2016 06:27 PM (bLnSU)

673 If anyone is in DC Church on the Hill is holding a candlelight prayer vigil at the Supreme Court at 8 PM in his honor.

Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 06:28 PM (f3Iw2)

674 There's a big abortion decision coming up in Texas. Jeebus.

Worse, the immigration over-reach by obama....

Posted by: donna at February 13, 2016 06:28 PM (/dSsq)

675 This is devastating. Such a loss.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 13, 2016 06:28 PM (NOIQH)

676
Shit. This is awful. Barry will appoint some raging lefty queer like himself and the Vichy Republicans will approve immediately

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 13, 2016 06:28 PM (45oDG)

677 Also a decision on the Sisters of the Poor.

Posted by: Infidel at February 13, 2016 06:28 PM (jiDCu)

678 "There's a big abortion decision coming up in Texas. Jeebus."

Yeah over the HB2, Abortion Barbie bill.

Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 06:28 PM (f3Iw2)

679 Miss Lindsey on Fox now. He'd better not cave to O'Commie.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 13, 2016 06:29 PM (FsuaD)

680 I will not confirm anyone on Obama's watch!

Lindsey Graham

Posted by: BrianInNC at February 13, 2016 06:29 PM (+Y0h2)

681 Faux is interviewing Lindsay.

Posted by: Carol at February 13, 2016 06:29 PM (sj3Ax)

682 "Yes, recess appointments have been done for SCOTUS before

Eisenhower did it twice "

Shit.

Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 06:29 PM (f3Iw2)

683 Ok just turned FNC

Now Lindsey is being squishey

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 13, 2016 06:30 PM (voOPb)

684 Yea, I think Gabe is wrong about that.

The Constitution makes it very clear a SC justice has to be confirmed by the Senate.

Posted by: Jim at February 13, 2016 06:25 PM (A3kYV)


Who's gonna stop him?

Posted by: Ed Anger at February 13, 2016 06:30 PM (RcpcZ)

685 Ok, it seems like the Vichy GOP will not play ball here. Good. Let's just have fun roasting horrible libs and get ready for GOP debate.

Cernovich roasted the shit out of one horrible lib being horrible.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at February 13, 2016 06:30 PM (EjBTO)

686 "Also, Trump's sister, Maryanne Trump Barry, sure sounds like a lefty:
She was appointed by that famous leftist, Ronald Reagan (um, what?), and
got an award from Sandra Day O'Connor."

Sandra Dee, conservative stalwart!

Or not.

SCOTUS watchers should read the book by former court clerk Ed Lazarus in which he comments upon its general intellectual decline over the last couple of decades. One of the symptoms of said decline being what he referred to as "O'Connorism". Rudderless subjective opinion dressed up as staunch conservative principle.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 13, 2016 06:30 PM (noWW6)

687 How well can you know 40 people at a private party? Or the staff? Who Breitbarted Scalia?

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at February 13, 2016 06:30 PM (BC6+0)

688 So I just read Gabe's recess appt idea. At first blush you'd say Barky wouldn't do that because it would create a crisis....

Except that is EXACTLY what someone like Barky would want to do to fundamentally transform the country. Wreck the very foundation of the Supreme Court and the rule of Law in the US. Create a twisted pretzel of legal unknowns and political havoc.

I could see him doing this. Just because he can. I guess we're going to see just how much of a shithead our President really is.

Posted by: Yip at February 13, 2016 06:30 PM (e7T6D)

689 My point above if I could find it is Any leftist would do for Barak, they all know how to vote, how the other leftists will vote. What he would do is find another very young person, a trans gendered ethnic minority.

Posted by: Skip at February 13, 2016 06:30 PM (BkhW6)

690 Even the squishes know this is a bridge too far if they go down this path.

Posted by: Jim at February 13, 2016 06:31 PM (A3kYV)

691

Mariya Alexander @MariyaAlexander

I feel much safer now that Scalia is dead, much more than I did when we killed Bin Laden.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 13, 2016 06:31 PM (iQIUe)

692
Oh noes!!! ace banned America!

Hmm, that's a bit disconcerting...

Posted by: Spun and Murky at February 13, 2016 06:31 PM (cdw0X)

693 This is the end of this nation. It's been a long time coming, but there will be no replacing Scalia. The high courts have been usurping more and more legislative power in the last half century, but it was not complete. If the left can replace Scalia with one of their own, or even a moderate, there will be nothing in the way of their ability to nullify the law of the land with their own interpretations.

Truly a dark day for America.

Posted by: Average Guy at February 13, 2016 06:31 PM (8aO2d)

694 @662

The constitution says many things, that are for all intents and purposes meaningless unless those charged with following and upholding it do so.

The last 6 years of GOP fecklessness, spinelessness and outright prostration to the machinations of an outlaw executive should give make you rethink your statement.

We are fucked.

Proper.

Fucked.

Posted by: Kreplach at February 13, 2016 06:31 PM (WVvzl)

695 Graham says he will not confirm. Big deal. Doesn't have to if it happens Ina recess appointment.



Fuck

Posted by: ThunderB at February 13, 2016 06:31 PM (zOTsN)

696 Just heard that Minority Leader Harry Reid just called on Obama to send Senate a nominee as soon as possible and that holding over the vacancy to next President would be unprecedented.

Damn him to hell

Posted by: Schlonger at February 13, 2016 06:31 PM (AFme8)

697 God help us.

Meantime, fight like the future depends on it.

Because it does.

Posted by: Feh at February 13, 2016 06:32 PM (Uk9e2)

698 I hate to quibble, Grammy ... but I have no idea how to zero in a long gun on my knees.

Posted by: Irony at February 13, 2016 06:17 PM


It's all about bone support and proper use of the sling. And a good kneeling roll.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 13, 2016 06:32 PM (Q7bO0)

699 That makes it important for McConnell to declare pro forma sessions in all off-days, so that the Senate never goes into formal recess.

Pro-forma nothing. If this recess appointment insanity is actually a possibility then the Senate would have to actually, physically meet every single day. They can give up some vacations and days off to do what would be the most important job of any of their lifetimes - and the only decent thing most of them would have ever done. This is not an issue to be played about with pro-forma junk (that Barky already made minced meat of and which the Senate already conceded to him).

The Vichy GOP douchebags won't do this, of course, but they certainly should. Instead, they are going to go down swallowing, as is their way.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 13, 2016 06:32 PM (zc3Db)

700 Will Rubio even show up for the vote?

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at February 13, 2016 06:32 PM (BC6+0)

701 May God have mercy on our country.
Posted by: Max Rockatansky at February 13, 2016 05:13 PM (MNgU2)

Words fail me, but this comment by Max comes closest to summing up my thoughts. My prayers to his family and for the United States of America.

Posted by: AmeriDan at February 13, 2016 06:32 PM (Lj6uo)

702 The Champagne Room at the Chucky Cheese has a secure line?

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 13, 2016 06:33 PM (9YiYQ)

703 Since I've noticed a few, I'm just going to take a moment to ask people to vote Republican, no matter who it is.

Rubio and Jeb are not perfect. But if one of them is the nominee, please do not let perfect be the enemy of good, or even mediocre. Hillary is a criminal, and Bernie fucking Sanders would destroy all the great American things that motivated me to spend the first year of my marriage in Afghanistan. Republicans other than Cruz might be questionable, but they will not do the damage that any Democrat would. If you fail to vote because the Republican candidate is not the perfect conservative, I hold you responsible for the damage that President Bernie WILL do.

Also, look at Trump 's history. That man is a left-wing plant.

Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge at February 13, 2016 06:33 PM (oXDvk)

704 It does warm my cold heart that Scalia introduced Kagan to the joy of guns and hunting. I'll bet that has Barry's g-string all bunched up.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 13, 2016 06:33 PM (FsuaD)

705 Sad day.

Posted by: Burn It Down at February 13, 2016 06:33 PM (qHgBB)

706 From my twitter TL: "Empty SCOTUS seat has never been filled in lame duck year starting all the way back to John Q Adams"

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at February 13, 2016 06:33 PM (BC6+0)

707 The Champagne Room at the Chucky Cheese has a secure line?

***

Is this a slam at Reid? If so, that's brilliant.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at February 13, 2016 06:33 PM (EjBTO)

708 674 There's a big abortion decision coming up in Texas. Jeebus.

Worse, the immigration over-reach by obama....

Posted by: donna at February 13, 2016 06:28 PM (/dSsq)

And EPA rules on coal....

And the soon to be Assault Weapon case they almost have to take...

And a potential case on what the definition of what Natural Born means...

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 13, 2016 06:33 PM (f7rv6)

709 Heck, I could see Obumbles doing a recess appointment tonight, during the debate

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 13, 2016 06:33 PM (uZNvH)

710 Sounds like this is one of those "black swan" thingies.
---
Ah, Hell....

Posted by: DJIA, circa Monday at February 13, 2016 06:33 PM (ZbV+0)

711 Graham says he will not confirm. Big deal. Doesn't have to if it happens Ina recess appointment.



Fuck
Posted by: ThunderB


As soon as the Senate comes back from a recess, the appointment is null if they aren't confirmed

Posted by: Jim at February 13, 2016 06:34 PM (A3kYV)

712 This is the hill to die on.

Posted by: Feh at February 13, 2016 06:34 PM (Uk9e2)

713 Second look at Greg Abbot's idea for a Constitutional amendment to overturn SCOTUS decisions?

Now would seem the time to take a serious look at that.

Posted by: Damiano at February 13, 2016 06:34 PM (XItbt)

714 706
From my twitter TL: "Empty SCOTUS seat has never been filled in lame duck year starting all the way back to John Q Adams"

Posted by: Joan of Arrrrgh! at February 13, 2016 06:33 PM (BC6+0)

yeah but we've never had a raging narcissist constitution-hater in charge either

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 13, 2016 06:35 PM (uZNvH)

715 "378
>>.No need to bring Trump into this. Fuck you.



fuck me?!

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2016 05:49 PM (dciA+)"

I recall a scene in some Cheech and Chong movie where Cheech tells some guy, "Fuck you." In the next scene, Cheech is hanging upside down in chains in a Mexican prison while that guy looks at him through the bars of a window into the cell and says, "Fuck me? No. Fuck you."

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 13, 2016 06:35 PM (QHgTq)

716 My wonderful senator, Grahamnesty, just declared that he won't vote for any Obama nominee unless he has a vast consensus amongst the senate, which he doubts anyone will.

We'll see how long that holds up.

As someone noted above above, they'll do some deal that Obama gets to pick somebody unless 60% of the Senate votes against him.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 13, 2016 06:35 PM (dvuhZ)

717 Damned Lindsey Graham going on and on about how Ted Cruz would not be able to pick a good conservative for the Supreme Court and that's just another reason why he shouldn't be elected.

God, I hate that little pos.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 13, 2016 06:35 PM (E6RIJ)

718 Chances republicans will not recess for a year to prevent a recess appointment?

Zero

Posted by: ThunderB at February 13, 2016 06:35 PM (zOTsN)

719

The next President should appoint a replacement.


Make this happen ... by getting Trump and Cruz to preach this.

Get a lot of people to write their Senators and Representatives.

Remind them that an election is only 8 months off.

Posted by: Arbalest at February 13, 2016 06:35 PM (FlRtG)

720 From my twitter TL: "Empty SCOTUS seat has never been filled in lame duck year starting all the way back to John Q Adams"

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at February 13, 2016 06:33 PM (BC6+0)



Like that will stop the queen in the White House. He'll have someone by next week.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 13, 2016 06:35 PM (45oDG)

721 674 There's a big abortion decision coming up in Texas. Jeebus.

Worse, the immigration over-reach by obama....
Posted by: donna at February 13, 2016 06:28 PM (/dSsq)
_______________________

Yes, there's no doubt that immigration case was a 5-4 decision. If that goes to 4-4, then Obama's lawless executive-order amnesties stand and our country is totally screwed.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 13, 2016 06:35 PM (df5V4)

722 Should I start hoarding toilet paper?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 13, 2016 06:35 PM (FkBIv)

723 This is not good.

Posted by: Infidel at February 13, 2016 06:35 PM (jiDCu)

724 As soon as the Senate comes back from a recess, the appointment is null if they aren't confirmed

Posted by: Jim at February 13, 2016 06:34 PM (A3kYV)

no, the recess appointment stands until the end of the Senate session, which is December

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 13, 2016 06:35 PM (uZNvH)

725 "This is why in the Article V convention proposal, Levin has suggested an
amendment that term limits supreme court justices, and allows for an
overide of the courts decision by either a 3/5 th vote of the House and
Senate or 3/5 vote of state legislatures."

You have to assume that the Framers, who obsessed over checks and balances, and sought constantly to avoid undue concentrations of power, would be aghast to see the current situation.

That is, nine unelected, unrecallable, unreviewable individuals with lifetime tenure, issuing sweeping decisions which often effectively nullify much of the core Constitution, and doing so on the basis of such flimsy intellectual contrivances as "emanations" and "penumbras".

Posted by: torquewrench at February 13, 2016 06:35 PM (noWW6)

726 >>Heck, I could see Obumbles doing a recess appointment tonight, during the debate


No kidding.
Obama likes to break the law, and he would love to do something just like that to really drive home the point that no one can/will stop him.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 13, 2016 06:35 PM (NOIQH)

727 "Damned Lindsey Graham going on and on about how Ted Cruz would not be able to pick a good conservative for the Supreme Court and that's just another reason why he shouldn't be elected."


Types. Deletes.

Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 06:36 PM (f3Iw2)

728 during the debates?

I think he has to wait 5 days

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at February 13, 2016 06:36 PM (EjBTO)

729 And the environmental decision that was just stayed.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 13, 2016 06:37 PM (oVJmc)

730 Don't you think GOPe could get everything they REALLY want, like blanket amnesty, by letting Obama stack the court

Posted by: ThunderB at February 13, 2016 06:37 PM (zOTsN)

731 700 Will Rubio even show up for the vote?

Posted by: Joan of Argghh! at February 13, 2016 06:32 PM (BC6+0)


And Cruz will vote for cloture, then vote against...

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 13, 2016 06:37 PM (f7rv6)

732 to vote Republican, no matter who it is.



...
I hold you responsible for the damage that President
Bernie WILL do.


No,
look up necessary but insufficient.

And good luck with that.

Posted by: DaveA at February 13, 2016 06:37 PM (DL2i+)

733 "would be aghast to see the current situation."

Thomas Jefferson tried to warn us. But did we listen?

No.

Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 06:37 PM (f3Iw2)

734 "So, how does this really hurt Trump"

It doesn't. It's just the author's opinion.

I say this as a strong Trump supporter:

The pundits have been saying for eight straight months that the clown, buffoon, blowhard will never be the nominee nor president and that it was over for him, he's hit his ceiling, rally goers will never show up to vote, meaning they are always wrong.

If we don't stop Trump we'll get gay marriage, Obamacare, and abortion.

Really, what is left any way? SCOTUS approving pedophilia?

Posted by: Misfortune & Pestilence at February 13, 2016 06:37 PM (yox0K)

735 Did McConnell grow a pair?

bit.ly/1R1Svm9

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 13, 2016 06:38 PM (ubByS)

736 Can a Canadian sit on the Supreme Court?

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 13, 2016 06:38 PM (9YiYQ)

737 There really are sick bastards on Twitter!

Posted by: Carol at February 13, 2016 06:38 PM (sj3Ax)

738 If they block Gaylord from doing it and Cruz doesn't receive the nomination, President Trump could nominate Cruz.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 13, 2016 06:38 PM (oVJmc)

739 Graham's promises have all the weight of a piss-soaked toilet seat protector.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 13, 2016 06:38 PM (wCF3s)

740 It will be like the Babylonian captivity. This is really shitty.

Posted by: angela urkel at February 13, 2016 06:38 PM (LM6ky)

741 727 Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 06:36 PM (f3Iw2)


God rest and keep Scalia and ideally not the Bill of Rights with him.

Of course if the *best* the GOP can muster is Roberts then we are screwed anyway.

Posted by: sven10077 at February 13, 2016 06:38 PM (g8Hfr)

742 I cannot believe Ginsburg outlived him.
We have lost a giant among men.
RIP
Posted by: mpfs at February 13, 2016 05:37 PM

^What my wife said.
There are now saying on Fox that Mitch the Bitch has said Obama shouldn't send up a nominee and let the people speak in Nov.
We shall see.

Posted by: Farmer at February 13, 2016 06:39 PM (o/90i)

743 There really are sick bastards on Twitter!

I've said for years that Twitter was a sewer, imagine my surprise Friday when Rush Limbaugh said the exact same thing.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 13, 2016 06:39 PM (oVJmc)

744 Trump releases a statement on Scalia's passing:

http://tinyurl.com/jlpdsnk

Posted by: Burn It Down at February 13, 2016 06:39 PM (qHgBB)

745 Now Leftist Twitter scum are wishing death on Clarence Thomas!

Posted by: baldilocks at February 13, 2016 06:39 PM (ys2UW)

746 737
There really are sick bastards on Twitter!

Posted by: Carol at February 13, 2016 06:38 PM (sj3Ax)



Twitter is a cesspool. I stopped reading it months ago, save for a VERY occasional peek at it to remind myself why I stopped reading it.

Posted by: Tami at February 13, 2016 06:39 PM (v0/PR)

747 Recess appointment or not, a year (~340 days) seems like a long time to sandbag a SCOTUS appointment.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at February 13, 2016 06:40 PM (T78UI)

748 Posted by: torquewrench at February 13, 2016 06:35 PM (noWW6)

The Framers did not make the Supremes the final arbiter of Constitutionality.... the Supremes took that roll on themselves.

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 13, 2016 06:40 PM (f7rv6)

749 "696
Just heard that Minority Leader Harry Reid just called on Obama to send
Senate a nominee as soon as possible and that holding over the vacancy
to next President would be unprecedented.



Damn him to hell

Posted by: Schlonger at February 13, 2016 06:31 PM (AFme"

Harry Reid is a liar. There have been a number of times when a vacancy was held over to the next President.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-Hole at February 13, 2016 06:41 PM (QHgTq)

750 Obama will appoint a Souter type. GOP approves, shows bibartisanhip, etc. New justice ends up voting with Kagan 94% of the time. The script is already written, they're just looking for some cameras to make the movie.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 13, 2016 06:41 PM (0LHZx)

751 The Framers did not make the Supremes the final arbiter of Constitutionality.... the Supremes took that roll on themselves.

Posted by: Don Quixote at February 13, 2016 06:40 PM (f7rv6)

With a whole lotta help from congress.

Posted by: Tami at February 13, 2016 06:41 PM (v0/PR)

752 >>Now Leftist Twitter scum are wishing death on Clarence Thomas!

Ghouls. These people have no shame.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 13, 2016 06:41 PM (NOIQH)

753 735
Did McConnell grow a pair?


bit.ly/1R1Svm9

Posted by: Ghost of kari - WAR at February 13, 2016 06:38
~~~~~
Too many "should"s in that statement. I'd like to hear something much more firm.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 13, 2016 06:41 PM (E6RIJ)

754 Justice Scalia was confirmed 98-0.

Posted by: Carol at February 13, 2016 06:41 PM (sj3Ax)

755 Since I've noticed a few, I'm just going to take a moment to ask people to vote Republican, no matter who it is.

Rubio and Jeb are not perfect. But if one of them is the nominee, please do not let perfect be the enemy of good, or even mediocre. Hillary is a criminal, and Bernie fucking Sanders would destroy all the great American things that motivated me to spend the first year of my marriage in Afghanistan. Republicans other than Cruz might be questionable, but they will not do the damage that any Democrat would. If you fail to vote because the Republican candidate is not the perfect conservative, I hold you responsible for the damage that President Bernie WILL do.

Also, look at Trump 's history. That man is a left-wing plant.
Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge



I think anyone with an R after their name at least least raises the possibility of a Conservative justice

Even RINOs like Bush Sr appointed Clarence Thomas

With Democrats, there's 100% certainty it's a Leftist

Posted by: Jim at February 13, 2016 06:41 PM (A3kYV)

756 Since I've noticed a few, I'm just going to take a moment to ask people to vote Republican, no matter who it is.



Rubio and Jeb are not perfect. But if one of them is the nominee...
---
What part of "Never, Ever" isn't clear to you?

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at February 13, 2016 06:42 PM (ZbV+0)

757 Obma already has antagonism against the Supremes, any one remember His dressing them down Publicly because_____?? one of the first things he did in office. He would adore this moment

I believe He will try to turn this into a great win for the left.

i am praying our side will hold them back. I'm not convinced at all.

Posted by: willow at February 13, 2016 06:42 PM (9XzdI)

758 I, for one, question the timing.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 13, 2016 06:42 PM (oVJmc)

759 712 This is the hill to die on.
Posted by: Feh at February 13, 2016 06:34 PM (Uk9e2)


Fuck that. I'm not interested in dying on a hill.

Or in a ditch.

I want to make the POS leftists die.

Posted by: rickl at February 13, 2016 06:42 PM (sdi6R)

760 What someone said upthread is true. If the Republic hangs by the thread of one man, we've already lost. Scalia should not have had to carry the weight of America on his 79 year old back.


May God grant this nation unmerited grace.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 06:43 PM (dFi94)

761 Obama will appoint a Souter type. GOP approves, shows bibartisanhip, etc. New justice ends up voting with Kagan 94% of the time. The script is already written, they're just looking for some cameras to make the movie.


Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo




I know an Eeyore-type outlook is always the "enlightened" view on our side of the aisle, but I honestly don't believe Obama will get to name the next Justice.

Posted by: Jim at February 13, 2016 06:43 PM (A3kYV)

762 POTUS's schedule for the next five days has been wiped clear for a Bacchanalian sodomite revelry.

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 13, 2016 06:43 PM (OvUux)

763 This is it. Liberty is dead. Time to secede and break up the union if we want to save anything. Read the pompous assholes in Twitter right now and you'll be eager to divorce them.

Posted by: Cjw at February 13, 2016 06:43 PM (n0Iwq)

764 I think Scalia was the lucky one. He checked out in his sleep and will be spared the fall of the Republic.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 13, 2016 06:44 PM (dvuhZ)

765 Now Leftist Twitter scum are wishing death on Clarence Thomas!

Have they ever not wished that on him?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at February 13, 2016 06:44 PM (FkBIv)

766 Posted by: Lizzy at February 13, 2016 06:41 PM (NOIQH)

All you can do-I humbly suggest, and if you have a mind to-is pray for people like that.

I am glad that the only time I go on Twitter is to read a few comments of Ace or Iowahawk.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 13, 2016 06:44 PM (w4NZ8)

767 Obama will appoint a Souter type. GOP approves, shows bibartisanhip, etc. New justice ends up voting with Kagan 94% of the time. The script is already written, they're just looking for some cameras to make the movie.
**
all donks march in lockstep with the most extreme lib.

so there is no moderation except in marketing.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at February 13, 2016 06:44 PM (EjBTO)

768 Truly a dark day for America.
Posted by: Average Guy at February 13, 2016 06:31 PM (8aO2d)

Yup....there are no more rules or law. The law is what the left says it is and Obama will move heaven and earth to piss on us once again. All the past precedents our current Preezy could give two shits about as he sees anything before 2008 as rayciss and must be destroyed.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 13, 2016 06:45 PM (ej1L0)

769 Trump called out? More like Congress and any member thereof (Cruz, Rubio, etc). What are they gonna do to drag this out like a Hillary indictment?

Posted by: Saltydonnie at February 13, 2016 06:45 PM (1asTD)

770 "May God grant this nation unmerited grace."

Fuck that.

We deserve what's coming.

I'm looking forward to it.

Posted by: Irony at February 13, 2016 06:45 PM (qmMG2)

771 Even RINOs like Bush Sr appointed Clarence Thomas
***********************
I will never vote for Rubio or Jeb. Thomas was an aberration. We also got Souter, O'Connor, Kennedy, and recently Roberts, who have fucked us over more than another other lefttard judge could.

No more RINOS. If that hastens the burning, so be it.

Posted by: Burn It Down at February 13, 2016 06:45 PM (qHgBB)

772 752 >>Now Leftist Twitter scum are wishing death on Clarence Thomas!

Ghouls. These people have no shame.
Posted by: Lizzy at February 13, 2016 06:41 PM (NOIQH)


They're really wishing death on *us*.

The masks are completely off now.

Posted by: rickl at February 13, 2016 06:45 PM (sdi6R)

773 Whoever is wishing death on Judge Thomas, he was born and raised about 4 miles from where we live. We're very good friends with his cousin.

Come on down to Georgia, Twitter trolls. I dare ya.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 13, 2016 06:46 PM (FsuaD)

774 Senate can make sure Obama doesn't make a recess appointment....

From commentary I've been following so far, it appears the Senate, if the GOP sticks together (big *IF*), they can push vacancy into next Presidency.

Question is, what can the diabolical Dems do to put the screws on the Senate GOP to prevent this? They can try to shut down the government unless the GOP breaks.... but I don't see that working to their advantage on this issue. Any citizen with half a brain can see why THIS ISSUE is one to die on the hill for.... What other under-handed, scum-bag strategies can Reid and Obama come up with?

Posted by: Schlonger at February 13, 2016 06:46 PM (AFme8)

775 >>>Harry Reid is a liar. There have been a number of times when a vacancy was held over to the next President.<<<

Harry Reid is a fucking clown who couldn't even pass annual budgets. I'd trade 1000 Harry Reids for 1 Scalia.

Posted by: Fritz at February 13, 2016 06:46 PM (BngQR)

776 Fox News is being "Fair and Balanced" by letting Susan Estrich speak...but that voice, (shudder)...that voice.

Posted by: Big Al at February 13, 2016 06:46 PM (3MNCs)

777 You know, how come no suggests that Obama, in order to heal our partisan divide, appoint a conservative jurist in the spirit of bipartisanship?

Posted by: Iblis at February 13, 2016 06:46 PM (rP2JJ)

778 I will never vote for Rubio or Jeb. Thomas was an aberration. We also got Souter, O'Connor, Kennedy, and recently Roberts, who have fucked us over more than another other lefttard judge could.

No more RINOS. If that hastens the burning, so be it.
Posted by: Burn It Down



O'Connor and kennedy were nominated by Reagan.

Is Reagan now a RINO?

Posted by: Jim at February 13, 2016 06:46 PM (A3kYV)

779 I had to go recheck the recess appointment language and I stand corrected on my doubts about the SCOTASS positions. The President is certainly given that power. However the line that explicitly gives the recess appointment power is also pretty clear about something:

The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.

I know that this hasn't been followed before but this power is only extended to "Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate", not that the President gets to take advantage of the Recess to fill any vacancies that had occurred earlier.

Anyway, this all being the case, the Vichy GOP is bound to physically meet every day. It's not too much to ask. If they aren't willing to do that then it's clear that they are just going to fold on the whole thing.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 13, 2016 06:46 PM (zc3Db)

780 Line the halls of the Senate with exercise equipment.

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 13, 2016 06:47 PM (9YiYQ)

781 The very idea that this piece of shit dog eating bastard will get to replace a Colossus with a fucking leftist apparatchik is nauseating.

We are fucked.

Proper.

Fucked.

Posted by: Kreplach at February 13, 2016 06:47 PM (WVvzl)

782
Harry Reid is a fucking clown who couldn't even pass annual budgets. I'd trade 1000 Harry Reids for 1 Scalia.


Posted by: Fritz at February 13, 2016 06:46 PM (BngQR)

heck, I'd trade 1,000,000 Harry Reids for a pooper scooper

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 13, 2016 06:47 PM (uZNvH)

783 This is as depressing as Andrew Brietbart dying.

Posted by: L, Elle at February 13, 2016 06:47 PM (2x3L+)

784 All Trump has to say that he wd not nominate his sister bc for one, nepotism. I dont see this as and issue.
Posted by: Bruce
-------------

Rather late for that, isn't it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 13, 2016 06:48 PM (RrDm2)

785 Pending SCOTUS cases may become a mess.

e.g., Immigration case over Obama's illegal executive actions is over whether the Fifth Circuit's upholding an injunction against these actions stays in place. A 4-4 decision would keep the injunction in place. But a broader ruling was expected and now may not happen. Obama may taken the position that the injunction doesn't apply outside the Fifth Circuit.

All the more reason we need a POTUS willing to use a scalpel and a chain saw when necessary.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 13, 2016 06:48 PM (rs5De)

786
I am glad that the only time I go on Twitter is to read a few comments of Ace or Iowahawk.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 13, 2016 06:44 PM (w4NZ


Same here.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 13, 2016 06:48 PM (FsuaD)

787 Lindsey is tough until the vote meets the roll call

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 13, 2016 06:08 PM (voOPb)

And they show him the pictures and emails!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 13, 2016 06:48 PM (wYnyS)

788 Lizzy, i have no idea why/how you could read them right now.

let them wallow alone in their filth.
fk them.
this man deserves better as do we.

Posted by: willow at February 13, 2016 06:48 PM (9XzdI)

789 Way too premature to say who this hurts and helps.

All we know is that it's a grievous blow to the country.

Posted by: rrpjr at February 13, 2016 06:48 PM (s/yC1)

790 RIP Scalia! If you want to make a difference in the world, then consider helping a family pay for expensive medicinal food for their daughter, who suffers from Propionic Acidemia. Follow my link to help them out.

Posted by: scrood at February 13, 2016 06:48 PM (3b9U4)

791 Scalia wrote the most piercing decisions and commentary ... he can't be fully replaced, but perhaps he inspired others to rise up. What a terrible loss. God bless him and his family. sheesh ... quail hunting, then just gone. I thought he had work left to do, but we will have to find other ways.

Giuliani and many think Trump has the better chance in the general, and he may want to suggest some judge that sees the anchor baby thing Trump's way, if there are such people. Cruz had thought it would take an amendment.

Trump could suggest abortion should be decided by states ... but he is not fighting to sound super conservative. If winning the general is the issue, promising to prioritize overturning Roe v Wade is not helpful. Stopping the Gosnells out there is the winning poliyical angle on abortion against Hillary. imo Cruz emphasizing overturn abortion rulings would fire up the Hillary base.

Posted by: Illiniwek at February 13, 2016 06:48 PM (5Gpe2)

792 >>They're really wishing death on *us*.
The masks are completely off now.

Yep.

Fenelon, sometimes it can be hard to pray for people like that, but thanks for the reminder.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 13, 2016 06:48 PM (NOIQH)

793 http://www.heritage.org/constitution/#!/articles/2/essays/93/ recess-appointments-clause

"Presidents have used the Recess Appointments Clause to fill not only
vacancies that occur during recesses, but also those that initially
arose when the Senate was in session. In certain cases, however, a
federal statute, 5 U.S.C. § 5503, prohibits the payment of salaries to
the latter appointees."

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 13, 2016 06:49 PM (uZNvH)

794 Fuck that.



We deserve what's coming.



I'm looking forward to it.





Posted by: Irony at February 13, 2016 06:45 PM (qmMG2)
===========================================

I think there are many people who deserve what's coming. But my grandchildren do not. I do not hesitate to pray for the innocent, along with the not-so-innocent. You fight your way and I'll fight mine.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 06:49 PM (dFi94)

795 770 "May God grant this nation unmerited grace."

Fuck that.

We deserve what's coming.

I'm looking forward to it.


I wouldn't be so cavalier about it. A nation under judgment is a sobering and terrifying thing.

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 13, 2016 06:49 PM (OvUux)

796 "May God grant this nation unmerited grace."



Fuck that.



We deserve what's coming.



I'm looking forward to it.
---
The Day of the Lord is not something to look forward to.

But we do deserve what's coming. For every time we went along with them because it was the easy thing to do.

Posted by: Methos, AoS commenter since 2006, apparently also non-voting democrat at February 13, 2016 06:49 PM (ZbV+0)

797 Line the halls of the Senate with exercise equipment.
Posted by: Boss Moss at February 13, 2016 06:47 PM (9YiYQ)
with strippers and blow, open up the bar, don't let them leave

Posted by: willow at February 13, 2016 06:49 PM (9XzdI)

798 Anyway, this all being the case, the Vichy GOP is bound to physically meet every day. It's not too much to ask. If they aren't willing to do that then it's clear that they are just going to fold on the whole thing.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair



Or as soon as they reconvene the appointment has to be confirmed or it's null and void.

Posted by: Jim at February 13, 2016 06:49 PM (A3kYV)

799 You bitches can count on Mitch to keep the Senate in session.

Posted by: Hussein at February 13, 2016 06:50 PM (r5IMY)

800 -
764
I think Scalia was the lucky one. He checked out in his sleep and will be spared the fall of the Republic.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at February 13, 2016 06:44 PM
------------------------------------

I fear we, the living, will envy him before we are not.

Posted by: irright at February 13, 2016 06:50 PM (DtNNC)

801 Like I posted on my crappy little blog, Cruz is uniquely positioned to lead the fight here by being a member of the Senate. He can put a hold on nominees and can filibuster. He can press for pro forma sessions. He has shown a willingness to stand athwart the Senate yelling "Stop!" when necessary in the past, and his opponents will not be able to use that against him now since it is exactly what we need.

We also catch a break in that Rubio is running so his instinct to make a deal will be thwarted. His candidacy would simply come to an end should he even hint at that. I am not sure how Trump looks like anything other than an irrelevancy on this issue.

I have little hope that we will win because it is just too easy for Obama to roll 5 Senators of the quality we have these days with every media outlet in the country pushing for it. If Obama appoints a justice we will just have to get used to living in a country without a Constitution. It is not like that is a unique state of affairs in human history.

Posted by: Thatch at February 13, 2016 06:50 PM (pBZp4)

802 People aren't interested in talking about this boring court stuff. They just want to know more about my proven record as a conservative governor of the great state of El Florida.

Posted by: Yeb! at February 13, 2016 06:50 PM (ZWRoJ)

803 Whoever is wishing death on Judge Thomas, he was born and raised about 4 miles from where we live. We're very good friends with his cousin.

Come on down to Georgia, Twitter trolls. I dare ya.

****

One asshole on Twitter said he wants to know where Scalia will be buried so he can piss on his grave. I offered to meet him there.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 13, 2016 06:50 PM (8PbKi)

804 Yea true so if Obama appoints someone in recess that appointment expires at the end of the senate session. Would that also apply to scouts? Who knows. It would be up to scouts to decide. Fuck this is giving me a headache.

Posted by: Monsieur Moo Moo at February 13, 2016 06:50 PM (0LHZx)

805 20 "The SC will do fine with 8 judges until after the election."

THIS.
Posted by: Harun at February 13, 2016 05:04 PM (UBBWX)


So John "Julia" Roberts get two votes now?

Oh terrific.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 06:50 PM (zLP1L)

806 On Recess Appointment, don't forget that SCOTUS shot down Obama's attempt to declare the Senate in recess when he tried to back the NLRB board. The Big-9 shot this down and established new precedent - The Senate -- clearly -- determines whether or not they are in recess. [Ha ha ha ha Obama - F%*k you for F&^%king yourself on this]

*IF* McConnel holds the line, we can prevent recess appointment

Posted by: Schlonger at February 13, 2016 06:50 PM (AFme8)

807 783 This is as depressing as Andrew Brietbart dying.
Posted by: L, Elle at February 13, 2016 06:47 PM (2x3L+)


Yep. Threadwinner.

Posted by: rickl at February 13, 2016 06:50 PM (sdi6R)

808 I expect Obama to cheat and get someone on the court. I expect McConnell to cave.

Posted by: buzzion at February 13, 2016 06:51 PM (zt+N6)

809
Or as soon as they reconvene the appointment has to be confirmed or it's null and void.





Posted by: Jim at February 13, 2016 06:49 PM (A3kYV)

That is not true, the appointment remains in force until the end of the Senate's session, which is in December some time

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 13, 2016 06:51 PM (uZNvH)

810 RIP, Antonin. Thank you.


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at February 13, 2016 06:51 PM (9ym/8)

811 SCOTUS smacked Obama down 9 to 0 on a recess appointment gambit. I don't see how this could be an issue with a SCOTUS appointment

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 13, 2016 06:51 PM (rs5De)

812 Kill me now. Barry has issued a statement about Scalia's death. I can't even repeat it here.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 13, 2016 06:52 PM (FsuaD)

813
RIP to Antonin Scalia, a patriot, great jurist and great American. All he did was do what he was supposed to do.

If that's what made him great, and it did, then it leaves much to be desired for too many others.

We are teetering now, more than ever.


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 06:52 PM (zLP1L)

814 Is Reagan now a RINO?
***************************
Reagan appointed Trump's sister as well I believe. Imagine what the GOPe would do.

Trying to compel people to vote for establishment on the strength of them picking better judges is not going to win many converts.

Posted by: Burn It Down at February 13, 2016 06:53 PM (qHgBB)

815 The GOP's natural inclination will be to cave and vote on Obama's appointment, because it's who they are and because they won't want to be labeled "obstructionists" leading up to 2016 elections. Every single asset of the Left will be applying ungodly pressure to get them to cave.

Posted by: rrpjr at February 13, 2016 06:53 PM (s/yC1)

816 It is nut-cutting time for the Senate GOP.

Ace, this hurts Trump IF AND ONLY IF the Senate holds the line here.

But if they cave, all bets are off. Trump sweeps to the nom, and the party breaks in 2016, not in 2020.

I would, honestly, start leaning Trump myself at that point.

Posted by: P.M. at February 13, 2016 06:53 PM (ypFug)

817 811
SCOTUS smacked Obama down 9 to 0 on a recess appointment gambit. I
don't see how this could be an issue with a SCOTUS appointment

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 13, 2016 06:51 PM (rs5De)

That was when the Senate wasn't in recess, but Obumbles simply declared that it actually was a recess-recess
But if the Senate actually does go into recess, then there is no constitutional issue

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 13, 2016 06:53 PM (uZNvH)

818 Geez, Jane. I don't even want to know. I'm sure the asshole dog-eater made sure to make a dig at Scalia in his statement

Posted by: L, Elle at February 13, 2016 06:53 PM (2x3L+)

819 There are now saying on Fox that Mitch the Bitch has said Obama shouldn't send up a nominee and let the people speak in Nov.

We shall see.

Posted by: Farmer at February 13, 2016 06:39 PM (o/90i)

Besides, McConnell will have the lame duck session to earn his master's approval!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 13, 2016 06:54 PM (wYnyS)

820 806 On Recess Appointment, don't forget that SCOTUS shot down Obama's attempt to declare the Senate in recess when he tried to back the NLRB board. The Big-9 shot this down and established new precedent - The Senate -- clearly -- determines whether or not they are in recess. [Ha ha ha ha Obama - F%*k you for F&^%king yourself on this]

*IF* McConnel holds the line, we can prevent recess appointment

Posted by: Schlonger at February 13, 2016 06:50 PM (AFme



And the person he sticks on the court will refuse to recuse themselves and it will be a 5-4 decision that Obama was fine in appointing the justice.

Posted by: buzzion at February 13, 2016 06:54 PM (zt+N6)

821 That is not true, the appointment remains in force until the end of the Senate's session, which is in December some time
Posted by: chemjeff

So if the Senate ends the session early, it's then made void?

Obviosuly the Senate should not make any opening for Obama, but I don't see him getting to bypass the Senate with an SC appointment

Posted by: Jim at February 13, 2016 06:54 PM (A3kYV)

822
Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump 1h1 hour ago

The totally unexpected loss of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is a massive setback for the Conservative movement and our COUNTRY!

Posted by: Misfortune & Pestilence at February 13, 2016 06:54 PM (yox0K)

823 Scalia's death was so momentous that Reid had to be brought a phone into the Champagne Room at the Chuck E. Cheese of the Las Vegas Strip

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at February 13, 2016 06:54 PM (EjBTO)

824 The GOP's natural inclination will be to cave and vote on Obama's appointment, because it's who they are and because they won't want to be labeled "obstructionists" leading up to 2016 elections. Every single asset of the Left will be applying ungodly pressure to get them to cave.
Posted by: rrpjr
----------------

Likely.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 13, 2016 06:54 PM (RrDm2)

825 I call for a moratorium on any new SC decisions until the next Justice is seated, after the election.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 13, 2016 06:54 PM (gyKtp)

826 Very sad day. Scalia was a brilliant justice. Tremendous loss for the country.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 13, 2016 06:54 PM (/tuJf)

827
I would have thought Ruth Baader-Meinhoff would have been first to kick the bucket, not Scalia.

This is potentially disastrous news.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 06:54 PM (zLP1L)

828 I have little hope that we will win because it is just too easy for Obama to roll 5 Senators of the quality we have these days with every media outlet in the country pushing for it.
________________

Thank God that John McCain is up for re-election in 2016. McCain always spends the year before he faces AZ voters pretending to be a conservative. Nothing would enrage AZ Republican voters more than watching McCain help Obama stick another "progressive" nutjob on the SCOTUS. McCain won't risk it. But Flake . . . well, his name says it all.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 13, 2016 06:55 PM (df5V4)

829 Scalia is dead. This is just horrible, and Im not talking about the replacement mess. Sean Hannity has cheapened the term to a participation trophy for his show, but Scalia really was a great American.

Posted by: The Nayden Broad at February 13, 2016 06:55 PM (SspTX)

830 I think there will be several terror attacks in the US which will slow the donks from destroying the court.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 13, 2016 06:55 PM (iQIUe)

831 On Recess Appointment, don't forget that SCOTUS shot down Obama's attempt to declare the Senate in recess when he tried to back the NLRB board. The Big-9 shot this down and established new precedent - The Senate -- clearly -- determines whether or not they are in recess. [Ha ha ha ha Obama - F%*k you for F&^%king yourself on this]


Posted by: Schlonger at February 13, 2016 06:50 PM (AFme


If you recall, the Senate had already caved to Barky and his illegal appointments, promising to pass a whole raft of Barky's future appointments without trouble and even reconfirming the illegal appointments that had been the point of that case. The SCOTASS decision was, thus, meaningless, as the damage had already been done and the Vichy GOP Senate had already surrendered and paid tribute.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 13, 2016 06:55 PM (zc3Db)

832 twitchy is going to have one heck of a compendium on the left's hate for this man.

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 13, 2016 06:55 PM (OvUux)

833 Trump called out? More like Congress and any member
thereof (Cruz, Rubio, etc). What are they gonna do to drag this out like
a Hillary indictment?


Posted by: Saltydonnie at February 13, 2016 06:45 PM (1asTD)

Hillery indictment - a clue where we go from here.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at February 13, 2016 06:56 PM (T78UI)

834 Well you can pretty much kiss religious liberty goodbye. Fortunately (or unfortunately, as the case may be) some churches have been putting together a Plan B.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 06:56 PM (dFi94)

835 Indict Huma. Sweep the leg.

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 13, 2016 06:57 PM (9YiYQ)

836 grammie, what's the plan B?

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 13, 2016 06:57 PM (uZNvH)

837 827
I would have thought Ruth Baader-Meinhoff would have been first to kick the bucket, not Scalia.

This is potentially disastrous news.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 06:54 PM (zLP1L)


Nothing "potentially" about it. This is the equivalent of an EMP attack.

Posted by: rickl at February 13, 2016 06:58 PM (sdi6R)

838
Well I guess that all the posters here who advocated for Let It Burn are besides themselves at their wishes being fulfilled tonite.
This is what Let it Burn looks like.The logical conclusion. Happy now?

Posted by: MAx at February 13, 2016 06:58 PM (LAliD)

839 Sean Hannity has cheapened the term to a participation trophy for his show, but Scalia really was a great American.

Posted by: The Nayden Broad at February 13, 2016 06:55 PM (SspTX)
======================================

Yes he was. It's not very often a giant comes along. We were blessed to have him.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 06:58 PM (dFi94)

840 http://www.heritage.org/constitution/#!/articles/2/essays/93/ recess-appointments-clause

"Presidents have used the Recess Appointments Clause to fill not only vacancies that occur during recesses, but also those that initially arose when the Senate was in session. In certain cases, however, a
federal statute, 5 U.S.C. _ 5503, prohibits the payment of salaries to the latter appointees."

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 13, 2016 06:49 PM (uZNvH)


I'm well aware of this. I was just pointing out that this clearly violates the Constitutional procedure ... in case anyone gave a shit.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at February 13, 2016 06:58 PM (zc3Db)

841 GOPe lets this happen and they get everything they want BEFORE the election. Including amnesty

Posted by: ThunderB at February 13, 2016 06:58 PM (zOTsN)

842 Kill me now. Barry has issued a statement about Scalia's death. I can't even repeat it here.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 13, 2016 06:52 PM (FsuaD)



I'm sure the vile classless bastard is gloating.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 13, 2016 06:58 PM (45oDG)

843 You know what? We're just screwed. I change my opinion. Barky will do nothing except to throw up a name so the Senate can say thanks,... but nothing will happen. This will give the Donks a reason to get out and vote.... and in the meantime, with a 4-4 court, all of Obama's lower appellate court rulings and other BS get upheld as law in a tie. Win/win for team Obama.

Posted by: Yip at February 13, 2016 06:58 PM (e7T6D)

844 "That makes it important for McConnell to declare pro forma sessions in
all off-days, so that the Senate never goes into formal recess."



This is not good. I was thinking they would be able to run out the clock, but all turtle has to do is say "oops, I forgot!" and that's it. Game over, man...

Posted by: wytshus at February 13, 2016 06:59 PM (EVi2J)

845 The reactions are vile. Absolutely vile.

I have never and will never celebrate a public servant's death. Everyone is someone's loved one.

Posted by: TickledPink at February 13, 2016 06:59 PM (F5hTl)

846 FIRST MUSLIM SCOTUS JUSTICE.

Right?

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 13, 2016 06:59 PM (OvUux)

847 To Grammy (who I like quite a bit) and others, who seek spiritual comfort in times like this (which I envy), I offer the following little prayer. I wish it was original ...

Lord make me fast and accurate. Let my aim the true and my hand faster than those who would seek to destroy me. Grant me victory over my foes and those that wish to do harm to me and mine. Let not my last thought be "if only i had my gun"; and lord if today is truly the day that you call me home, LET ME DIE IN A PILE OF EMPTY BRASS.

Posted by: Irony at February 13, 2016 06:59 PM (qmMG2)

848 Posted by: MAx at February 13, 2016 06:58 PM (LAliD)

Go fuck yourself, asshole.

Posted by: GnuBreed at February 13, 2016 06:59 PM (gyKtp)

849 Right now all the usual suspects in the GOPe are drooling over what they think they can get from Obama in return for voting for his choice to fill the vacancy.

fuckers

Posted by: davidt at February 13, 2016 07:00 PM (8aOqE)

850 837 Nothing "potentially" about it. This is the equivalent of an EMP attack.
Posted by: rickl at February 13, 2016 06:58 PM (sdi6R)


I sometimes have a British sensibility for understatement.

Lord help us.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 07:01 PM (zLP1L)

851 838
Well I guess that all the posters here who advocated for Let It Burn are besides themselves at their wishes being fulfilled tonite.
This is what Let it Burn looks like.The logical conclusion. Happy now?
Posted by: MAx at February 13, 2016 06:58 PM (LAliD)


What on Earth are you talking about?

There's a difference between wishful thinking and accepting reality.

Posted by: rickl at February 13, 2016 07:01 PM (sdi6R)

852 Bork
Amnesty
Changing Senate Rules

fuck you to obama now that he needs us

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at February 13, 2016 07:01 PM (EjBTO)

853
Here comes Holder or Ron Kuby.

Fuck.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 07:01 PM (zLP1L)

854 We have suffered a terrible, grievous loss. Thank you Justice Scalia for your service and devotion to the nation. Rest in Peace.

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 13, 2016 07:01 PM (JO9+V)

855 Has McCain said anything yet? Anyone?

Posted by: Schlonger at February 13, 2016 07:01 PM (AFme8)

856 grammie, what's the plan B?


Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 13, 2016 06:57 PM (uZNvH)
======================================

For one, I know churches and Christian colleges who are planning ways to keep their doors open once they lose there accreditation because of their stand against active homosexual behavior.

For two, I know of churches revising how they might possibly do marriages in the future because of homosexual activists seeking out churches who will not perform marriage ceremonies.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 07:02 PM (dFi94)

857
And the person he sticks on the court will refuse to recuse themselves and it will be a 5-4 decision that Obama was fine in appointing the justice.

Posted by: buzzion at February 13, 2016 06:54 PM (zt+N6)


That sounds about right.

Posted by: Ed Anger at February 13, 2016 07:02 PM (RcpcZ)

858 Tea Party Hobbit.

Posted by: Juan McCain at February 13, 2016 07:02 PM (9YiYQ)

859 Cruz's statement:

Justice Scalia was an American hero. We owe it to him, & the Nation, for the Senate to ensure that the next President names his replacement.

Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 07:02 PM (0C2f1)

860 Well I guess that all the posters here who advocated for Let It Burn
are besides themselves at their wishes being fulfilled tonite.

This is what Let it Burn looks like.The logical conclusion. Happy now?

Posted by: MAx at February 13, 2016 06:58 PM (LAliD)


Eat me!

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 13, 2016 07:02 PM (JO9+V)

861 Orrin Hatch just said on Fox "This is the most important vacancy in history."

Posted by: Tami at February 13, 2016 07:03 PM (v0/PR)

862 745 Now Leftist Twitter scum are wishing death on Clarence Thomas!
Posted by: baldilocks at February 13, 2016 06:39 PM (ys2UW)

Progressive swine were doing this from the get-go. Justice Thomas is twice as much the object of hate for them because he's not only conservative, he's a race traitor (by virtue of being conservative).

Posted by: Insomniac at February 13, 2016 07:03 PM (kpqmD)

863
I hope President Crump/Truz uses a pen and phone to dissolve the court down to Alito and Thomas.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 07:03 PM (zLP1L)

864
Barry already has Angela Davis' appointment lined up.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 13, 2016 07:03 PM (45oDG)

865 1) I think you guys are forgetting that most of the electorate doesn't even have enough knowledge of civics to even understand how this works, and they don't remember ANYTHING more than about 6 months old.

2) Some Senate big shot (majority leader) said they won;t confirm any new pick; Graham brought up how them Dems and Obama "went nuclear" on lower judicial picks, and it;s time for payback

3) Scalia was one of those guys who was in abject denial of Separation of Church and State, which was disgusting. Other than that, I guess he was pretty good.

Posted by: Optimizer at February 13, 2016 07:03 PM (/q6+P)

866 Yeah, If not for 'Let It Burn,' Antonin Scalia would be alive today.

Retard.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 13, 2016 07:04 PM (oVJmc)

867 I've been angry probably as much as anyone else here over the past 8+ years. This is the first time I've actually been scared.

If I thought for a second I could trust the GOP to not fuck this up....

-C

Posted by: cnation at February 13, 2016 07:04 PM (neQpQ)

868 I'm agreeing this is a hill to die on to stop Barak from nominating anyone

Posted by: Skip at February 13, 2016 07:04 PM (BkhW6)

869 Hit your caps lock key.

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 13, 2016 07:04 PM (9YiYQ)

870
Donald J. Trump Statement on Justice Scalia

I would like to offer my sincerest condolences to the Scalia family after the passing of Justice Scalia. Justice Scalia was a remarkable person and a brilliant Supreme Court Justice, one of the best of all time. His career was defined by his reverence for the Constitution and his legacy of protecting Americans' most cherished freedoms. He was a Justice who did not believe in legislating from the bench and he is a person whom I held in the highest regard and will always greatly respect his intelligence and conviction to uphold the Constitution of our country. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this time.

Posted by: Misfortune & Pestilence at February 13, 2016 07:04 PM (yox0K)

871 Oh, and wouldn't CRUZ be a great SCOTUS pick?

Posted by: Optimizer at February 13, 2016 07:04 PM (/q6+P)

872 RIP Scalia.

We are about to get a whiff of the single worst Republican held Congress's ever. The mask will be utterly destroyed.

Posted by: Drider at February 13, 2016 07:05 PM (6Xbsz)

873 Kill me now. Barry has issued a statement about Scalia's death. I can't even repeat it here.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 13, 2016 06:52 PM (FsuaD)


I can just imagine.

Except, I can't. Even when Teddy Kennedy died, (you know, he killed that girl) we were respectful. We didn't lionize him, like some, but we were genuinely sorry for his family's loss.

But the left now are just a bunch of vile, despicable, evil scumbags with no soul, heart, decorum, or idea of decent behavior.

Mercy.

Posted by: Moki at February 13, 2016 07:05 PM (7q2ch)

874 Wouldn't GOPe get everything they care about it they cave?

Posted by: ThunderB at February 13, 2016 07:05 PM (zOTsN)

875 Posted by: Irony at February 13, 2016 06:59 PM (qmMG2)
==========================================


I like that prayer. My fiance (a pastor) is taking me to the gun range for Valentine's Day tomorrow. He has a conceal/carry permit. I don't believe he brings his gun to church when he preaches, but maybe I should tell him to start.



Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 07:05 PM (dFi94)

876 Well, I gotta go make dinner. My hard-working, small business owning husband is finally heading home. On a Saturday night.

I called him earlier and told him the news, and he was nearly speechless.

This day started out so nice. New Pet Thread (YAY!), gorgeous day, and then...this.

All we can do at this point is pray. Hard.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 13, 2016 07:05 PM (FsuaD)

877 Obama will nominate an Interest Group nominee. e.g., A black woman. Then force the Rs to slow walk it. Grassley is head of the Judiciary Committee, so he's the first point of defense.

At a minimum, Hillary/Bernie/Whoever will get a talking point to rally their base.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 13, 2016 07:05 PM (rs5De)

878 There were only two people on that damn court whose opinions I could read - and even if I disagreed - at least follow and see reason within.

Scalia and Thomas.

I hate this.

Posted by: Irony at February 13, 2016 07:05 PM (qmMG2)

879 I'd like to suggest to Mitch that anything less than a total blockade will be a GOP bloodbath all the way to the bottom of the ticket.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 13, 2016 07:06 PM (oVJmc)

880 869 I'm agreeing this is a hill to die on to stop Barak from nominating anyone
Posted by: Skip at February 13, 2016 07:04 PM (BkhW6)


This isn't a hill. It's a fucking cliff we are up against. Grand Canyon, The Bergen Pulpit, take your pick.

If an Angela Corrie or Marilyn Moseby (guarantee the pick will be black and female) we are sunk.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 07:06 PM (zLP1L)

881 So, he goes off someplace, and suddenly turns up dead? Hmm...

Posted by: Optimizer at February 13, 2016 07:06 PM (/q6+P)

882
Fox News is being "Fair and Balanced" by letting Susan Estrich speak...but that voice, (shudder)...that voice.

Posted by: Big Al at February 13, 2016 06:46 PM (3MNCs)








Fuck that bitch. She stole my vocal cords.

Posted by: Harvey Fierstein at February 13, 2016 07:06 PM (o98Jz)

883 " Wouldn't GOPe get everything they care about it they cave?"

You betcha because they are all "redefined conservatives".

Posted by: Drider at February 13, 2016 07:06 PM (6Xbsz)

884 Appears we're getting closer to that 4th box I have no desire to see. Hope to hell that's totally wrong.

We NEED to burn the phone lines down here and let our reps and sens know the feelings about this new circumstance. And keep on it.

Whatever happens will happen, but my country will prevail in time. I can not conceive otherwise.


Posted by: irongrampa at February 13, 2016 07:06 PM (P/8aq)

885 Scalia's only been dead a few hours and WaPo's Ann a Telnaes is tweeting her favorite cartoons of him (one with Mickey mouse ears .)
If I ever win the lottery I plan to buy the post just so I can fire her.

Posted by: Jim in virginia at February 13, 2016 07:06 PM (HSyzc)

886 Oh my gosh. Obama played golf???? He issued a statement while playing GOLF??????

Posted by: Moki at February 13, 2016 07:07 PM (7q2ch)

887 871 Oh, and wouldn't CRUZ be a great SCOTUS pick?
Posted by: Optimizer at February 13, 2016 07:04 PM (/q6+P)


He'll be Borked and more viciously from the GOP than the Democrats.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 13, 2016 07:07 PM (zLP1L)

888 Say hello! to President Bernie.

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 13, 2016 07:07 PM (JO9+V)

889
This bears repeating. Thanks grammie...

Scalia should not have had to carry the weight of America on his 79 year old back.

Posted by: Spun and Murky at February 13, 2016 07:07 PM (IRqa0)

890 Washington Times says Democrat lawmakers already pushing for Obama to nominate this year.

Posted by: Meremortal at February 13, 2016 07:07 PM (3myMJ)

891 for all you types bemoaning liberal psychopaths being such clearly hate filled monsters who are dancing on the grave of Scalia. Hey, they moved Overton Window on this subject so that I/WE were all happy to say burn in hell, ted K. It's their world, we just live by their rules.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at February 13, 2016 07:07 PM (EjBTO)

892 grammie, that is good news

Jane, have a terrific dinner with your hubby

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 13, 2016 07:07 PM (uZNvH)

893 I came across this earlier today, and found it comforting.

"In my lifetime I have seen two world wars, plus Korea, plus Vietnam and more. I have worked my through the Despression and managed to go to law school while starting a young family at the same time. I have seen stock markets and world economics go crazy, and I have seen a few despots and tyrants go crazy, all of which caused quite a bit of trouble around the world in the process.

"So I hope you won't believe all the world's difficulties have been wedged into your decade, or that things have never been worse than they are for you personally, or that they will never get better. I reassure you that things have been worse and they will always get better. They always do--especially when we live and love the gospel of Jesus Christ and give it a chance to flourish in our lives....

"Contrary to what some might say, you have every reason in this world to be happy and to be optimistic and to be confident."

Posted by: Turd Ferguson at February 13, 2016 07:08 PM (/ciMI)

894 I see an infinite number of flaming skulls.

Posted by: Jean Luc Picard at February 13, 2016 07:09 PM (FkBIv)

895 You think President Sanders will appoint someone better than Obama?

Posted by: Boss Moss at February 13, 2016 07:09 PM (9YiYQ)

896 "Scalia should not have had to carry the weight of America on his 79 year old back."

-----

But thanks to spineless Republicans, he pretty much did.

Posted by: rrpjr at February 13, 2016 07:09 PM (s/yC1)

897 I wanna go back to the pet thread.

Posted by: rickl at February 13, 2016 07:09 PM (sdi6R)

898 "My fiance (a pastor) is taking me to the gun range for Valentine's Day tomorrow. He has a conceal/carry permit. "

I'm looking at the Taurus PT709 Slim right now. All the reviews say it's awesome. Anyone have thoughts on it one way or another? I'm thinking of driving up to Cabelas.

Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 07:09 PM (0C2f1)

899 Shit just got real.

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 13, 2016 07:10 PM (JO9+V)

900 Senate confirms Obama nominees that Cruz had repeatedly blocked

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) asked for consent to bring up the nominations during the Senate's brief Friday session.

Before Friday, Republican senators had blocked each of the nominees on behalf of Cruz, who has been away from Washington.




Yup, we're fucked

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 13, 2016 07:10 PM (45oDG)

901 RIP, Scalia did his part.

What are you going to do?

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at February 13, 2016 07:11 PM (QdAXQ)

902 I like that prayer. My fiance (a pastor) is taking me to the gun range for Valentine's Day tomorrow. He has a conceal/carry permit. I don't believe he brings his gun to church when he preaches, but maybe I should tell him to start.

Grammy ... tell him to pack. You need to as well. I seem to recall you have a boy in the military - I hope he gets home soon. My apologies if I'm wrong.

I think you told me something like "his call" during one of my "mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be soldiers" rants. Well - I hope he proves me wrong.

Posted by: Irony at February 13, 2016 07:11 PM (qmMG2)

903 For two, I know of churches revising how they might possibly do marriages in the future because of homosexual activists seeking out churches who will not perform marriage ceremonies.

Don't do the state controlled part (signing the marriage license). The State has no control over the Sacraments.

Posted by: Fox2! at February 13, 2016 07:11 PM (brIR5)

904 May he rest in peace.

Now what is left of the Republic faces a mighty test.

Can Obama be thwarted?

gope gotta gope, yo.

Posted by: eman at February 13, 2016 07:11 PM (MQEz6)

905 we had a sliver of hope for this country.
it is gone

Posted by: harley1911 at February 13, 2016 07:12 PM (SHCNy)

906 Cruz God is calling you. Rise to the moment. Carry the standard.

Posted by: ThunderB at February 13, 2016 07:12 PM (zOTsN)

907 "we had a sliver of hope for this country.
it is gone"

You plan on walking into the camp under your own power?

Speak for yourself please.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Dump Trump! Luze with Cruz! at February 13, 2016 07:13 PM (WVsWD)

908
I'm looking at the Taurus PT709 Slim right now.
All the reviews say it's awesome. Anyone have thoughts on it one way or
another? I'm thinking of driving up to Cabelas.

Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 07:09 PM (0C2f1)
=========================================

I recently purchased a Taurus .38 Pink Lady. I like it. And it's pink.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 07:13 PM (dFi94)

909 Well, this is now the most important Presidential (and Senate!) election in my lifetime (i'm 44) -- hands down. Assuming the GOP holds the vacancy open, we are at a real objective turning point in the Country. If the Dems win, everything the Right cares about will fall, and quickly. Remember that a majority of SCOTUS justices can pick what cases are even heard at the Court.

If Liberals get a solid 5-4 or 6-3 SCOTUS majority, they will simply expedite the whole panoply of issue cases for decision and the litigious left will sue everyone over everything on the right to provide a target rich environment for appeals cases.

The Big-9 will super legislate from the Court and we on the Right will be done, done, done on 2nd amendment, unions, social issues, campaign finance.... name it. The fall will be precipitous.

Posted by: Schlonger at February 13, 2016 07:13 PM (AFme8)

910 "906 Cruz God is calling you. Rise to the moment. Carry the standard."

Agreed.

Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 07:14 PM (3DIzJ)

911 Here you go. Obama's statement about Scalia's death:

http://tinyurl.com/z39pveh

Have a trashcan nearby to vomit in.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 13, 2016 07:15 PM (FsuaD)

912 The Dimowits are certain the Hildebeast will be elected and they'll regain the majority in the Senate. Maybe it will be them that holds off the nomination/confirmation process.

Posted by: Hank at February 13, 2016 07:15 PM (heuG3)

913 Cruz God is calling you. Rise to the moment. Carry the standard.
Posted by: ThunderB




Cruz as the nominee would guarantee Hillary decides the future of the Supreme Court

I don't doubt his commitment to putting a conservative jurist up there (even though he was a big booster for John Roberts) but elections have consequences

Posted by: Jim at February 13, 2016 07:15 PM (A3kYV)

914 "Even when Teddy Kennedy died, (you know, he killed that girl) we were respectful."

Um. I wasn't respectful. Not at all. I mocked Captain Submarine Oldsmobile just as hard in his death as in his life.

I also pointed out the colossal hypocrisy in Kennedy pulling federal strings to get an experimental cancer drug, which the FDA he championed would not allow anyone in the serf class to have if they were in the same condition he had been.

If you can't hate your worst enemies, even awful people who richly deserve and diligently worked for their status as an enemy, there's no lion left in your heart.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 13, 2016 07:16 PM (noWW6)

915 Yup, we're fucked

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 13, 2016 07:10 PM (45oDG)

We can always count on McConnell for the win!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 13, 2016 07:16 PM (wYnyS)

916 I knew today was too quiet.

I felt something was coming.

Good thing I don't believe in that shit.

Posted by: eman at February 13, 2016 07:17 PM (MQEz6)

917
We can always count on McConnell for the win!


Riiiiight...

Posted by: donna at February 13, 2016 07:17 PM (/dSsq)

918 Obama was in the middle of a golf round in La Quinta, California, when news of Scalia's death broke.





Stay on the golf course for the next 11 months.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 13, 2016 07:17 PM (45oDG)

919 "Even when Teddy Kennedy died, (you know, he killed that girl) we were respectful."

Um. I wasn't respectful. Not at all. I mocked Captain Submarine Oldsmobile just as hard in his death as in his life.

***

yeah, no. I gave a quick RIP and then said he was shit.

Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at February 13, 2016 07:17 PM (EjBTO)

920 I have only one thing to say to our last best hope, Clarence Thomas, to forestall utter and complete disaster - Endure noble justice, Endure!

Posted by: Kreplach at February 13, 2016 07:18 PM (WVvzl)

921 Is just feel that fate has taken a hand and there are larger forces at work

Posted by: ThunderB at February 13, 2016 07:18 PM (zOTsN)

922 he wasn't the intellectual giant of "conservatism"

he was the smartest guy in that room, period, and they all knew it, even if they didn't feel the same way as he did

Posted by: Feh at February 13, 2016 07:18 PM (Uk9e2)

923 Somehow I don't think Trump is drawing crowds of thousands to his rallies because they are concerned about who he would pick for the Supreme Court.

To think this issue will help or hurt any candidate in the race is just wish casting .

Posted by: Stay out da Bushes at February 13, 2016 07:19 PM (rZJS9)

924 I question the timing.

Posted by: davidt at February 13, 2016 07:19 PM (8aOqE)

925 Cruz as the nominee would guarantee Hillary decides the future of the Supreme Court

I don't doubt his commitment to putting a conservative jurist up there (even though he was a big booster for John Roberts) but elections have consequences
Posted by: Jim at February 13, 2016 07:15 PM (A3kYV)


Hillary can't even win over her own party. So enough of that bullshit.

Actually, they just have to wait until after the court decides on current cases. If Obama puts someone through on a recess, he's gone in 2017 anyway.

Posted by: Iblis at February 13, 2016 07:19 PM (rP2JJ)

926 The gope would put Cruz on the Court right now in order to get him out of the race.

Then they will go after Trump.

Posted by: eman at February 13, 2016 07:19 PM (MQEz6)

927 We're so luck obama loaded up the Courts with two "younger" lesbians..... Next up black gay BlackLivesMatter Atheist....

Posted by: donna at February 13, 2016 07:19 PM (/dSsq)

928 And if you thought guns were flying off the shelves now, oh brother you ain't seen nothing yet.

Posted by: Kreplach at February 13, 2016 07:20 PM (WVvzl)

929 >@ 517

LOL!

Posted by: An Observer at February 13, 2016 07:20 PM (d/zsN)

930 Schlonger is right. Our enemies are ready.

Posted by: Feh at February 13, 2016 07:20 PM (Uk9e2)

931 Grammy ... tell him to pack. You need to as well. I
seem to recall you have a boy in the military - I hope he gets home
soon. My apologies if I'm wrong.



I think you told me something like "his call" during one of my
"mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be soldiers" rants. Well - I
hope he proves me wrong.

Posted by: Irony at February 13, 2016 07:11 PM (qmMG2)
===========================================

I wish I could say he's still in the military, but he bailed about a year ago. Couldn't take the PC Obama crapola that restricted everything you said and did, especially in terms of the ROE. I think they are seriously trying to decimate the military. He just couldn't stomach it any longer.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 07:21 PM (dFi94)

932 "Is just feel that fate has taken a hand and there are larger forces at work"

You are so correct. Those that wish to have their Freedoms are being slowly pushed into making a choice. Going to be a hard choice.

Do I give up my comfort for my freedom?

Time will tell.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Dump Trump! Luze with Cruz! at February 13, 2016 07:21 PM (WVsWD)

933 so how does Obama play this. Cause he's gonna play it.

Let his freak flag fly and nominate a true commie?

Nominate and middle of the road safe choice who can get confirmed, but keeps Cruz from getting the pick and moving the court to the left?

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at February 13, 2016 07:21 PM (MMkrE)

934 "Even when Teddy Kennedy died, (you know, he killed that girl) we were respectful."

Um. I wasn't respectful. Not at all. I mocked Captain Submarine Oldsmobile just as hard in his death as in his life.

***

yeah, no. I gave a quick RIP and then said he was shit.
Posted by: joe-impeachin44 at February 13, 2016 07:17 PM (EjBTO)

Just like I'm gonna do when President Pissypants bites the dust.

Posted by: Blano at February 13, 2016 07:22 PM (heN73)

935 I'm late to all of this. Whichever candidate wants Instapundit for the Supreme Court gets my vote.

Posted by: Drewbicle at February 13, 2016 07:22 PM (iGiss)

936 "921 Is just feel that fate has taken a hand and there are larger forces at work"

Yes, this does indeed feel like God's judgement.

Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 07:22 PM (3DIzJ)

937 Potus nominates. He will never nominate Cruz.

Posted by: ThunderB at February 13, 2016 07:22 PM (zOTsN)

938 You are so correct. Those that wish to have their Freedoms are being slowly pushed into making a choice. Going to be a hard choice.

Do I give up my comfort for my freedom?

Time will tell.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Dump Trump! Luze with Cruz! at February 13, 2016 07:21 PM (WVsWD)

If you haven't made that decision already, there's something seriously wrong.

Posted by: Blano at February 13, 2016 07:22 PM (heN73)

939 zFitting that you responded, Method, since I was aiming at you.

You just go on insisting on Trump (which is totally inexplicable) or Cruz no matter what, using the idiotic logic that Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton are similar, or even close.

You'll be responsible for a Democratic executive and judiciary, and as such, the death of our freedom. But I'm sure you'll take to the Internet to proclaim that the fascists can pry your guns from your cold, dead hands. Look at the balls on you.

I don't have any problem with arguing against the establishment. I don't care if you reject establishment claims of electability. I certainly don't have a problem voting against them, since I plan to. But if it's Hillary vs. Jeb in November, and you look at that as a wash and stay home...

FUCK. YOU.

Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge at February 13, 2016 07:22 PM (JGI24)

940 Yes, this does indeed feel like God's judgement.


Yes, and it is really testing My Faith...

Posted by: donna at February 13, 2016 07:23 PM (/dSsq)

941 877 Barack Obama fancies himself some sort of chess master, but I think he and his bravado will wilt one day when asked about who *really* knows how to manipulate things. At any rate--Mr. Obama might try for Leah Ward Sears as such a chess move.

And so then the obvious thing is to ask her how she would rule on cases at Georgia Tech, since she is the one the administration has said will handle some student complaints about due process if it is appealed. And I think this would be a useful window on how little the elite think we little people should be able to get along with, if we are not one of the new master race classes. Regardless of what Ms. Sears says. Heads: Sears loses. Tails: Political correctness bullies of DOJ, DOEd, and academia stripes lose.

Posted by: That Guy at February 13, 2016 07:23 PM (J3UIw)

942 Yes, this does indeed feel like God's judgement.

Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 07:22 PM (3DIzJ)
=========================================

Yeah, this is not pretty.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 07:23 PM (dFi94)

943 914/919

I don't think you could get anywhere near the levels of vile the left have been spewing about Scalia. Yeah, we hated Teddy Kennedy, because he was an actual murderer, a traitor for going to the Soviets behind Reagan's back, and the Lord knows what else. We hated him for things he actually did.

The left hates because someone is not like them. They hate that a person has the temerity to exist and have a different viewpoint than them. And that bile is toxic.

I remember the threads about Teddy's death, and they came nowhere near what the left is twittering now about Scalia. That's the difference between us and them. I'm grateful for it.

Posted by: Moki at February 13, 2016 07:23 PM (7q2ch)

944 "To think this issue will help or hurt any candidate in the race is just wish casting"

except it's easily the most important issue to the educated gop base

Posted by: Feh at February 13, 2016 07:23 PM (Uk9e2)

945 Hopefully Presdent Obama will pick a Gay or Lesbian to the Court.

Posted by: Mary Clogginstien from Brattleboro, VT at February 13, 2016 07:24 PM (Fbj4h)

946 Comparing Ted Kennedy's death to Scalia's?

I get the intentions, but that's insulting to Scalia's memory. All Scalia's worst critics can say about him is they disagreed with him or didn't feel that he respected them.

Kennedy killed a woman, molested others,and covered up rapes. There was no redeeming quality to that scumbag.

Yeah, Ted died I show no respected because he wasn't worthy of any, regardless of my agreement or disagreement with any of his political positions.

Posted by: Damiano at February 13, 2016 07:24 PM (XItbt)

947 Before Scalia's passing the next President, in a first term, would likely have appointed two or even three Justices, and one or two in a second term. This just moves up the schedule.

If elected, Hillary will make SCOTUS appointments with the clear intent to overturn Citizens United and Heller, among other things. She's going to talk even more about how electing her is necessary to protect the right to choose that Ted Cruz wants to take away.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 13, 2016 07:24 PM (rs5De)

948 God's Will be Done

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 13, 2016 07:24 PM (JO9+V)

949 Yes, and it is really testing My Faith...

Posted by: donna at February 13, 2016 07:23 PM (/dSsq)
========================================

Stand strong. Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 07:24 PM (dFi94)

950 Evening all

Sad Sad day for America and all Conservatives.

The Supreme Court now becomes THE and maybe THE only important issue in the coming Election.

THIS is the hill do die on.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 13, 2016 07:25 PM (DUoqb)

951 882


Fox News is being "Fair and Balanced" by letting Susan Estrich speak...but that voice, (shudder)...that voice.


Posted by: Big Al at February 13, 2016 06:46 PM (3MNCs)



Fuck that bitch. She stole my vocal cords.

Posted by: Harvey Fierstein at February 13, 2016 07:06

~~~~~

Susan Estrich is a rape survivor. I believe her gravelly voice is the result of damage to her voice box during the attack.


Posted by: Irhttp://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=361500#TopishEi at February 13, 2016 07:25 PM (E6RIJ)

952 Hillary can't even win over her own party. So enough of that bullshit.

Actually, they just have to wait until after the court decides on current cases. If Obama puts someone through on a recess, he's gone in 2017 anyway.
Posted by: Iblis



I don't share your enthusiasm that Hillary will be so easily defeated

Posted by: Jim at February 13, 2016 07:25 PM (A3kYV)

953 Stand strong. Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.


That's grammie. If only I had your strength...

Posted by: donna at February 13, 2016 07:25 PM (/dSsq)

954 Fuckety fuck fuck. I loved this man's mind. I know it is wrong to say but Ginsberg has been on Death's doorstep for a while. Scalia was still cranking out Constitutional Truths.

RIP Justice Scalia.

Posted by: oddnot not liking these times at February 13, 2016 07:25 PM (g1MTt)

955 Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge at February 13, 2016 07:22 PM (JGI24)

Jeb is just the taller version of Hillary.

gop gotta gope, yo.

Posted by: eman at February 13, 2016 07:26 PM (MQEz6)

956 Looks like I just got a bump in the polls.

Posted by: Jefferson Davis 2016 at February 13, 2016 07:26 PM (VQM67)

957 If you haven't made that decision already, there's something seriously wrong.

Posted by: Blano at February 13, 2016 07:22 PM (heN73)

A lot haven't. I'll just leave it at that.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Dump Trump! Luze with Cruz! at February 13, 2016 07:26 PM (WVsWD)

958 >>To think this issue will help or hurt any candidate in the race is just wish casting

I'll bet you a shiny nickel that this is a dominant issue not just at the debate tonight but over the next few weeks up until Super Tuesday.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 13, 2016 07:26 PM (/tuJf)

959
Just my computer or did the blog go widebody?

Posted by: irongrampa at February 13, 2016 07:26 PM (P/8aq)

960 ut if it's Hillary vs. Jeb in November, and you look at that as a wash and stay home...

FUCK. YOU.
Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge at February 13, 2016 07:22 PM (JGI24)

There's no difference between Jeb and the Beast. And if you can't see that, then YOU are a fucking moron.

Now go fuck yourself.

Posted by: Blano at February 13, 2016 07:26 PM (heN73)

961 I think this is very different. Put another way, what would have the Left done if Ginsburg had passed away during Bush's presidency? Do you think they would have accepted a replacement of a key liberal vote with a conservative one?

No Fucking Way. No chance. They would have burned this Country to the ground to prevent that.

Posted by: Schlonger at February 13, 2016 07:27 PM (AFme8)

962 There's no difference between Jeb and the Beast. And if you can't see that, then YOU are a fucking moron.

Now go fuck yourself.


Ease up here. No need for name calling...

Posted by: donna at February 13, 2016 07:27 PM (/dSsq)

963 921 Is just feel that fate has taken a hand and there are larger forces at work
Posted by: ThunderB at February 13, 2016 07:18 PM (zOTsN)


I've been thinking that for a long time and I'm an agnostic.

So far, at least.

But it's just not possible not to believe that evil has taken over.

Posted by: rickl at February 13, 2016 07:27 PM (sdi6R)

964 Thank you Count, when I first heard, I got on my knees and said the Lord's Prayer.

Posted by: Infidel at February 13, 2016 07:27 PM (jiDCu)

965 To the Senate:

That advice and consent? Give advice that the replacement be a Scalia clone and consent to that alone.

Posted by: Man from Wazzustan at February 13, 2016 07:28 PM (FtrY1)

966 This doesn't hurt Trump in the long run. This is very bad for Cruz's campaign.

The only way out of this is for the GOP to stall and prevent Obama from nominating someone and then WIN THE PRESIDENCY. Otherwise, we lose the first and second amendments and it is more or less GG.

Trump and Cruz are both protest candidates. But Trump is the protestant candidate who can win, by bringing in white democrats and putting safe blue states into play. Cruz is the more principled protest candidate. But he alienates a whole lot of people and can't win the general. The path to victory for a candidate like him is very tenuous, given how the country has declined.

Sending a message to the GOP isn't enough now (it never was). We have to win.

Trump can be coached to appoint a several decently conservative judges. But Cruz can't turn off the shtick that alienates so many non-evangelical voters and he can't bring in the independents and democrats like Trump.

Trump and Cruz should make a deal where Cruz goes back to the senate and leads the fight to stop Obama's judicial appointment and in return, Trump nominates Cruz to SCOTUS.

Posted by: Just Sayin' at February 13, 2016 07:28 PM (2kjDY)

967 My understanding at least when Bush was president that they had a book of possible Supreme Court nominees ready. I remember someone discussing it I think on the radio. One would assume Barak has the same thing.

Posted by: Skip at February 13, 2016 07:29 PM (BkhW6)

968 People die when they die.

Supernatual forces need not be involved.

Posted by: eman at February 13, 2016 07:29 PM (MQEz6)

969 Now will you Trump supporters wake the hell up and see what is at stake here?

Posted by: deusexmachina05 at February 13, 2016 07:29 PM (jDcTk)

970 If Jeb is your saviour of the republic, you're going to be profoundly disappointed.

Posted by: Pappy O'Daniel at February 13, 2016 07:30 PM (oVJmc)

971 I just feel we are in the grips of fundamental change and there will be a reaction to it

Posted by: ThunderB at February 13, 2016 07:30 PM (zOTsN)

972 Welcome to Totally Fucked, population: US!

Posted by: Commissar M at February 13, 2016 07:30 PM (Xx2PC)

973 "The path to victory for a candidate like him is very tenuous, given how the country has declined. "

I am not a Cruz fan. I do disagree with this. Cruz would win the general but not by as wide a margin as Trump would.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Dump Trump! Luze with Cruz! at February 13, 2016 07:30 PM (WVsWD)

974 "Stand strong. Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world."

Amen!

Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 07:30 PM (0C2f1)

975 Trump cannot be trained. He is the JEF in whiteface.

Posted by: Infidel at February 13, 2016 07:30 PM (jiDCu)

976 Damiano, I am comparing the left's reaction to Scalia's death to our reaction to Kennedy's. I am not saying the deaths are equal, not am I saying that Kennedy was good. He was a piece of shit. I

I am saying we were not vile to him like the left is to Scalia.
I am saying that I am proud of the Morons, and I am disgusted by the left.

Posted by: Moki at February 13, 2016 07:30 PM (7q2ch)

977 Perilous days. America is defended by so few honest men and we just lost the single most stalwart.

I agree Cruz belongs on the court, but Trump will never appoint him. Trump will appoint pro-choice Democrats, like himself.

Posted by: MTF at February 13, 2016 07:31 PM (TxJGV)

978 If only there was an opposition party, then ...

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 13, 2016 07:31 PM (wYnyS)

979 I'm sorry to hear that Grammy. I hope he's found work and is doing well. I do hope the best for you and your fiance. I don't have faith myself - but I do support those like you that do. It's just not something that's in me. I just don't have it. My wife says I'm emotionally empty.

All the best towards you religious folks like donna, Loren, Fenelon, and the rest as well. Regardless of how I argue, bitch, and fight - when push comes to shove, I'm on your side if you'd like.

Think I'll adjust the eye relief on my 700.

Posted by: Irony at February 13, 2016 07:31 PM (qmMG2)

980 Susan Estrich is a rape survivor. I believe her gravelly voice is the result of damage to her voice box during the attack.
=========
Knew she had been raped but never heard her vocal cords were damaged because of it. Sounds like strained cords. There is a name for it. RFK, jr. has it. A woman atty I knew had it, too.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 13, 2016 07:32 PM (iQIUe)

981 The last I saw there was a 20 enthusiasm in favor of the R's.

This event will only widen that gap. If the repuke leadership actually wants the Presidency.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois Dump Trump! Luze with Cruz! at February 13, 2016 07:32 PM (WVsWD)

982 I'm thinking one R. Ted Cruz would make a very fine Supreme Court justice.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at February 13, 2016 07:32 PM (5f5bM)

983 You should go to Weasel zippers and see the despicable things being said on line...

Posted by: donna at February 13, 2016 07:33 PM (/dSsq)

984 Now is the time to go all in for Trump to win.

Posted by: eman at February 13, 2016 07:33 PM (MQEz6)

985 The Kenyan Usurper managed to get his STIM package thru Congress with by one vote, by somehow seducing Arlen Specter to quit the R caucus and become a ten minute liberal.

O'Bummer managed to get his Obamacare monster thru Congress with ZERO R votes in the Senate and losing some Blue Dog support in House Dim caucus.

The Spleefer in Chief has gotten almost everything he needed and most of what he wanted in the 7 budgets that have passed thru Congress while he's been occupying the White House.

Now look at what Scalia's death does to the pending case on the EPA air quality controls imposed by the administration: one of the key votes is gone, leaving the SCOTUS deadlocked at 4 each - which means the deciding votes on that issue will be case in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, which now has an overwhelming majority of D appointees on the full panel, and is headed up by D as chief.

In denying Barry this replacement of Scalia, the Rs will effectively be making the DC CCA the top court of the land for the whole time Odipshit remains in office, plus the time it takes to replace Scalia under the next president.

Posted by: W.O. Dog Paddler at February 13, 2016 07:33 PM (Er27O)

986 I am not going near any lefty sites as I often do. I'm sure they are dancing like it's their dream come true.

Posted by: Skip at February 13, 2016 07:33 PM (BkhW6)

987 If Jeb is your saviour of the republic, you're going to be profoundly disappointed.

***

Jeb is neither the savior nor the anti-christ. He is not Hillary Clinton. He is not a Democrat in disguise.

Bejeezus but the rhetoric is soaring today.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 13, 2016 07:34 PM (8PbKi)

988
Spasmodic dysphonia. It's called spasmodic dysphonia.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 13, 2016 07:34 PM (iQIUe)

989 Maybe Scalia is just "mostly dead"?
Somebody get Miracle Max on the horn, stat!

Posted by: proudvastrightwingconspirator at February 13, 2016 07:34 PM (uwRNQ)

990 Prayers for his family.

Prayers that the GOP won't cave.

Posted by: Emmie at February 13, 2016 07:34 PM (ezXrF)

991 It's very clear: Letting the Left replace Scalia with a liberal Vote on the Big-9 is a Check Mate situation.

Mark Levin has been lamenting the power of the Supreme Court for years...it wasn't supposed to be like this..... but it is. The fate of the Republic is indeed linked to the predilections of the Supreme Court.

It shouldn't be that way, but it is, and it has been for years now. If the Supreme Court goes whole-sale liberal, it won't matter who the President is, what Congress does or doesn't do or how many State Legislatures are controlled by GOP.

The Big-9 will construe the Constitution against all GOP issues and the only solution then would be Constitutional Amendment or armed revolution.

This is that serious, sorry to say.

Posted by: Schlonger at February 13, 2016 07:34 PM (AFme8)

992 I am not a Cruz fan. I do disagree with this. Cruz would win the general but not by as wide a margin as Trump would.
Posted by: Tim in Illinois Dump Trump! Luze with Cruz!



I would love a President Cruz, but the only way I see him winning would be a 3rd party candidacy like Bloomberg stealing votes from Hillary

It would be like nominating Jesse Helms

Posted by: Jim at February 13, 2016 07:35 PM (A3kYV)

993 I'm looking at the Taurus PT709 Slim right now. All the reviews say it's awesome. Anyone have thoughts on it one way or another? I'm thinking of driving up to Cabelas.

Personally I would NOT buy a Taurus semi-auto. My experience has been that they are unreliable.

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 13, 2016 07:35 PM (OvUux)

994 Regardless of how I argue, bitch, and fight - when push comes to shove, I'm on your side if you'd like.




Posted by: Irony at February 13, 2016 07:31 PM (qmMG2)
==========================================

You are always welcome no matter what. We have to stick together, even if we fuss once and awhile. None of that matters - We have to hold the line.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 07:35 PM (dFi94)

995 The only difference between Jeb and Hillary is their ideas on spending, at least that I can tell

Posted by: ThunderB at February 13, 2016 07:36 PM (zOTsN)

996 Jeb is neither the savior nor the anti-christ. He is not Hillary Clinton. He is not a Democrat in disguise.

Bejeezus but the rhetoric is soaring today.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse


Jeb was the only Republican running where I could see myself voting 3rd party

Not that I like all the other candidates, but that's where being a team player ends for me

But even I'll concede he'd make a better pick for Scalia's replacement than Hillary

Posted by: Jim at February 13, 2016 07:36 PM (A3kYV)

997 Don't know bout you morons but I just emailed the one republican senator in my lovely state of IL and made it clear that come hell or high water Obama cannot get this appointment. This is the hill we must die on.

Posted by: Redinabluestate at February 13, 2016 07:37 PM (iv7Ct)

998 I got the sads. Our nation has suffered a great blow today. And my heart breaks for Justice Scalia's family.

Posted by: Peaches at February 13, 2016 07:37 PM (EgOr3)

999 Don't know bout you morons but I just emailed the one republican senator
in my lovely state of IL and made it clear that come hell or high water
Obama cannot get this appointment.
=======================================


Kirk ?? Good luck with that.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 07:39 PM (dFi94)

1000 By the way, the Fifth Circuit stay on some of Obama's executive amnesty, which was appealed by the Administration, stands if there is a 4-4 tie, and so does the Supreme Court's stay of the DC Circuit's pro-Clean Power Plan decision. Appeals to the former will be heard, but a 4-4 tie lets the lower court ruling stand, which is good, and appeals to the latter won't be heard this Term. If the next President can hurry up and nominate a justice and the Senate can hurry up and get him confirmed, then he will be able to participate in the appeal next Term and get a 5-4 decision overturning the DC Circuit's ruling. So, for now, we are OK on both of those.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at February 13, 2016 07:39 PM (5f5bM)

1001 {{Peaches}}

How are you doing?

Yeah, I am actually scared now. For the election, for SC rulings, for so much. And I feel for his family. This is just awful on so many levels.

Posted by: Moki at February 13, 2016 07:39 PM (7q2ch)

1002 when does the debate start again?

do I have time to go get beer?

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 13, 2016 07:39 PM (uZNvH)

1003 987
Jeb is neither the savior nor the anti-christ. He is not Hillary Clinton. He is not a Democrat in disguise.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 13, 2016 07:34 PM (8PbKi)


Sorry, but you're wrong there, NDH. Jeb is indistinguishable from Hillary.

Posted by: rickl at February 13, 2016 07:39 PM (sdi6R)

1004 Not 1000

Posted by: L, Elle at February 13, 2016 07:39 PM (2x3L+)

1005 Hey Peaches - long time, no see. Hope you are doing well.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 07:40 PM (dFi94)

1006 Wow....he had nine children.

Posted by: Tami at February 13, 2016 07:40 PM (v0/PR)

1007 President Jug Ears could stick it to us, and here's how:

He convinces the Hildebeast to drop out of the race, pardons her and then recess appoints her to SCOTUS on Jan 3rd.

Posted by: Hank at February 13, 2016 07:40 PM (heuG3)

1008 Peaches, I'm with you

Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 13, 2016 07:40 PM (uZNvH)

1009 I expect Obama to appoint someone like William Ayers, and I expect the Congress to rush to confirm it...probably within the next week.

Scalia was reliably Constitution-oriented and he will not be easily replaced.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 13, 2016 07:40 PM (B8JRQ)

1010 Jeb is neither the savior nor the anti-christ. He is not Hillary Clinton. He is not a Democrat in disguise.
**********************

He's Hillary Clinton without the wig and pantsuit.

Nope.

Posted by: Burn It Down at February 13, 2016 07:41 PM (qHgBB)

1011 "My experience has been that they are unreliable."

Good to know. I've heard some people say they've shot 500+ rounds without issue and then some say they've had reliability problems.

I wonder if it's a manufacturing issue?

Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 07:41 PM (3DIzJ)

1012
Scalia was such a staunch Catholic you think the Pope would have a kind word to extend...

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 13, 2016 07:41 PM (iQIUe)

1013 Debate doesn't start til 9. Or is it another CBS shitshow like the 2012 debate they had? I can't remember if it was the first hour or second hour that was only available online. And then at the end they ask Rick Perry the "last question of the night" and after asking it "Oops sorry time to go. Good bye everybody."

Posted by: buzzion at February 13, 2016 07:41 PM (zt+N6)

1014 999-

Yep Kirk. But it's all I got. Maybe we can give him the balls we just took off our German Shepherd. I'll take other ideas if you got em.

Posted by: Redinabluestate at February 13, 2016 07:41 PM (iv7Ct)

1015 I see I'm not the only one with suspicious thoughts.

Posted by: Emmie at February 13, 2016 07:42 PM (ezXrF)

1016 I expect Obama to appoint someone like William Ayers, and I expect the Congress to rush to confirm it...probably within the next week.


Yeah that will NOT happen. And anyway we are only talking about the Senate here

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 13, 2016 07:42 PM (DUoqb)

1017 This hurts Bush the most because we would not be here if it was not for his stupid father.

Posted by: William Eaton at February 13, 2016 07:42 PM (q52Ma)

1018 1007
Dear heavens, don't give them any ideas!!! Can you imagine a Justice Hillary?

Posted by: Moki at February 13, 2016 07:42 PM (7q2ch)

1019 Should be an interesting debate tonight.

Posted by: eman at February 13, 2016 07:42 PM (MQEz6)

1020 "Don't know bout you morons but I just emailed the one republican senator
in my lovely state of IL and made it clear that come hell or high water
Obama cannot get this appointment."

I emailed Cornyn as well. I didn't email Cruz because I believe he understands the gravity of the situation and won't betray us.

Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 07:42 PM (3DIzJ)

1021 @ 979

Pleased to have ya, sir.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 13, 2016 07:43 PM (P/8aq)

1022 Debate at 9 Eastern. 7 Mountain.

Posted by: Infidel at February 13, 2016 07:43 PM (jiDCu)

1023 Posted by: Redinabluestate at February 13, 2016 07:37 PM (iv7Ct)

Thanks to the incompetence of the stalwart GOPe in their support of Ed Gillespie, I have no R Senator to represent me, and I know the two D Senators from VA don't represent me, my family, or my country!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 13, 2016 07:43 PM (wYnyS)

1024 Count De Monet @ 948- GOD'S will be done.
That's right! Are you a Presbyterian? Others have said we are being punished, and yes we are. Our founders made a covenant with GOD, and we are covenant-breakers.

Posted by: Eromero at February 13, 2016 07:43 PM (zLDYs)

1025 Now will you Trump supporters wake the hell up and see what is at stake here?

Posted by: deusexmachina05 at February 13, 2016 07:29 PM (jDcTk)


Sure. But first . . .

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 13, 2016 07:43 PM (JO9+V)

1026 I could email Ron Johnson, or the lovely lesbian Tammy Baldwin from Madison. Can't decide which.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 07:44 PM (dFi94)

1027 Im a Cruz only guy but in my opinion almost anyone randomly pulled from a phone book will be better than either of the two the "Democrats" have running. Even if it was Jeb.

Posted by: Skip at February 13, 2016 07:44 PM (BkhW6)

1028 The deep breath before the plunge

Posted by: Gandalf, on the ramparts of Gondor at February 13, 2016 07:44 PM (7qAYi)

1029 If Republican presidents did not nominate 2 liberals for every 1 conservative we would not be in such a position.

Posted by: Jefferson Davis 2016 at February 13, 2016 07:44 PM (VQM67)

1030 "Don't know bout you morons but I just emailed the one republican senator

in my lovely state of IL and made it clear that come hell or high water

Obama cannot get this appointment."

I'd email Boxer and Feinstein but it would only get me on their spam/beg/nauseate list.

Posted by: Peaches at February 13, 2016 07:44 PM (EgOr3)

1031 We just need to start defining this as a moment for Obama to show his commitment to diversity by appointing a conservative

Posted by: Ring at February 13, 2016 07:45 PM (1wa0z)

1032 Jeb is neither the savior nor the anti-christ. He is not Hillary Clinton. He is not a Democrat in disguise.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 13, 2016 07:34 PM (8PbKi)

You got a lot of reading to catch up on, cupcake.

Posted by: Blano at February 13, 2016 07:45 PM (uiVGU)

1033 CNN:

Obama says he will nominate.

Posted by: Meremortal at February 13, 2016 07:45 PM (3myMJ)

1034 Count De Monet @ 948- GOD'S will be done.
That's
right! Are you a Presbyterian? Others have said we are being punished,
and yes we are. Our founders made a covenant with GOD, and we are
covenant-breakers.


Posted by: Eromero at February 13, 2016 07:43 PM (zLDYs)

Lutheran-Baptist and a sorry sinner.

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 13, 2016 07:45 PM (JO9+V)

1035 Fucking Chinese curses.

Posted by: Soona at February 13, 2016 07:46 PM (Fmupd)

1036 Well, since it's over 1000 posts I don't mind jumping into the gun issue. I bought only one Taurus, one of the little 380s. Surprisingly accurate, but prone to malfunction. Taurus just had a huge (or yuuuge) recall on semi-autos. Bottom line - I wouldn't want to stake my life on a Taurus. I do, however, approve of their ads with Jessie Duff...

Posted by: PabloD at February 13, 2016 07:46 PM (c9t4Y)

1037 CNN:



Obama says he will nominate.

Posted by: Meremortal at February 13, 2016 07:45 PM (3myMJ)
Oh, he's finally off the golf course? {spits}

Posted by: Peaches at February 13, 2016 07:46 PM (EgOr3)

1038 Posted by: Hrothgar at February 13, 2016 07:43 PM (wYnyS)
-------
It can't hurt for you to tell them in no uncertain terms that if they vote for a liberal justice you will do everything in your power to see that they are not re-elected.

Posted by: Old Blue at February 13, 2016 07:46 PM (9iR5/)

1039 "
Obama says he will nominate."

So this is war.

Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 07:46 PM (3DIzJ)

1040 CNN:



Obama says he will nominate.

Posted by: Meremortal at February 13, 2016 07:45 PM (3myMJ)
============================================

Aw crap. Any chance someone could take him quail hunting?

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 07:46 PM (dFi94)

1041 Obama says he will nominate.
Posted by: Meremortal at February 13, 2016 07:45 PM (3myMJ)


So?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 13, 2016 07:47 PM (DUoqb)

1042 "Scalia was such a staunch Catholic you think the Pope would have a kind word to extend..."

Dope Francis? The Peronist in a pallium?

Posted by: torquewrench at February 13, 2016 07:47 PM (noWW6)

1043 Some of you people are fucking dense.

I do not care for Jeb. I do not wish him to be the nominee. I will vote against him in the primary. But to claim that him and Hillary Clinton are the same thing?

That's so bizarre I'm not sure why I should argue against it. State your case, Blano.

Or you can continue acting like a leftist and stringing together random words that don't mean anything.

Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge at February 13, 2016 07:47 PM (XEHGI)

1044 1032, funny.

Posted by: Infidel at February 13, 2016 07:47 PM (jiDCu)

1045 Don't know bout you morons but I just emailed the one republican senator
in my lovely state of IL and made it clear that come hell or high water
Obama cannot get this appointment.
=======================================


Kirk ?? Good luck with that.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 07:39 PM (dFi94)




Mary Kirk isn't even a RINO. He's so far beyond that.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 13, 2016 07:47 PM (45oDG)

1046 So this is war.
Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 07:46 PM (3DIzJ)

You just noticed that?

Welcome to the party

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 13, 2016 07:47 PM (DUoqb)

1047 I'm looking at the Taurus PT709 Slim right now. All the reviews say it's awesome. Anyone have thoughts on it one way or another? I'm thinking of driving up to Cabelas.
Personally I would NOT buy a Taurus semi-auto. My experience has been that they are unreliable.
Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 13, 2016 07:35 PM (OvUux)

Nice light 9mm and a good carry gun but it is a pocket pistol so accuracy after 20 feet or so is uneven but that's not what you carry it for.Good bang for the bucks. Taurus is a reliable manufacturer for the low end shooter and the ones I have owned have been so.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 13, 2016 07:47 PM (ej1L0)

1048 >>> CNN: Obama says he will nominate.
Posted by: Meremortal at February 13, 2016 07:45 PM
-----
Of course he will. That motherfucker

Posted by: L, Elle at February 13, 2016 07:47 PM (2x3L+)

1049 Same here Peaches... and oh my the comments here tonight are unnerving. Good God people. Get a grip.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 13, 2016 07:48 PM (CNHr1)

1050 Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at February 13, 2016 05:52 PM

Happy birthday to you and lincolntf!

Posted by: Farmer at February 13, 2016 07:48 PM (o/90i)

1051 Anyone who trusts Rubio on SC is fooling themselves. Rubio is from the Bush school of politics, which means obscure SC nominees from New Hampshire that John Sununu found.

Posted by: William Eaton at February 13, 2016 07:48 PM (q52Ma)

1052 So this is war.

Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 07:46 PM (3DIzJ)

It's BEEN war for years. Maybe his death will finally wake enough people up to it (not holding my breath).

Posted by: Blano at February 13, 2016 07:49 PM (NHQQx)

1053 Words can not express how Sad and worried I am for this country .
Rest In Peace Justice Scalia and Lord Have Mercy on us

Posted by: Old in Texas at February 13, 2016 07:49 PM (c/bDQ)

1054 Do Supreme Court justices get a State funeral?

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 07:49 PM (dFi94)

1055 CNN:


Obama says he will nominate.

Posted by: Meremortal at February 13, 2016 07:45 PM (3myMJ)



Of course he will. It will in a real in our face person too.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 13, 2016 07:49 PM (45oDG)

1056 You got a lot of reading to catch up on, cupcake.

****

Don't condescend to me, asshole.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 13, 2016 07:49 PM (8PbKi)

1057 Is Rinse Penis wearing braces?

Posted by: Infidel at February 13, 2016 07:49 PM (jiDCu)

1058 So earlier this week I got an e-mail for a survey for the presidential race from the GOP. You click your candidate and then take the stupid survey and of course then they have the demand for money.

Today I get an e-mail today from "Co-Chair Sharon Day" saying that they'll be giving him a list of his most active supporters within our party. Of course it is a gain Give the RNC money and we'll have your name on the list.

Such bull shit from the RNC.

Posted by: buzzion at February 13, 2016 07:50 PM (zt+N6)

1059 Words can not express how Sad and worried I am for this country .
Rest In Peace Justice Scalia and Lord Have Mercy on us
Posted by: Old in Texas at February 13, 2016 07:49 PM (c/bDQ)


Yeah I found out tonight when we were out to dinner. I almost puked

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 13, 2016 07:50 PM (DUoqb)

1060 Aw crap. Any chance someone could take him quail hunting?


Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 07:46 PM


Be nice if Cheney was available...

Posted by: IrishEi at February 13, 2016 07:50 PM (E6RIJ)

1061 1043
I do not care for Jeb. I do not wish him to be the nominee. I will vote against him in the primary. But to claim that him and Hillary Clinton are the same thing?

Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge at February 13, 2016 07:47 PM (XEHGI)


They ARE the same thing. They are both members in good standing of the Uniparty.

Posted by: rickl at February 13, 2016 07:51 PM (sdi6R)

1062 Didn't Cruz clerk for him?

Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016



I think he clerked for Chief Justice Renquist

Posted by: stace. Ahoy, horde! at February 13, 2016 05:42 PM (0QLpr)

Darn, I got that wrong. For some reason I was thinking Scalia.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 13, 2016 07:51 PM (NPofj)

1063 "Taurus just had a huge (or yuuuge) recall on semi-autos"

Just looked at the recall. It looks like they were going off when dropped. That's definitely a major issue that would scare me off them, but I don't know if it involved that particular model.

Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 07:51 PM (3DIzJ)

1064 We'll know where things stand when we see WHO Obama nominates.

Why would this event make him change? He'll pick a far right hack like that new judge the Senate just confirmed that believes in "racial justice jurisprudence". I forget her name.

Obama will go as far left as he can, and the entire weight of the Dems will get behind him 100%, without objection, just like the left always does. They will put as much leverage as they can on the GOP.

It will get ugly.

Posted by: Schlonger at February 13, 2016 07:51 PM (AFme8)

1065 CNN: Obama says he will nominate.

In other news, water is wet.

As much as I loathe the fact, it's part of his and and, unlike most of what he does, it's actually his duty and within his authority to do so.

I'll save my anger for who he nominates and how he does it.

Posted by: Damiano at February 13, 2016 07:51 PM (XItbt)

1066 YOU IMPROVISE YOU ADAPT YOU OVERCOME




actually not bad

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 07:52 PM (dFi94)

1067 Nice light 9mm and a good carry gun but it is a pocket pistol so accuracy after 20 feet or so is uneven but that's not what you carry it for.Good bang for the bucks. Taurus is a reliable manufacturer for the low end shooter and the ones I have owned have been so.

I have a Taurus .45 polymer pistol. At 7 yards the bullets are tumbling. 5-7 failures per mag with OTS FMJ's. It's basically a home New York Reload/doorstop.

Posted by: ChocoCheese at February 13, 2016 07:52 PM (OvUux)

1068 Well I just unfriended twenty people on FB.

Some of them family members.

It's bad, really bad.

Posted by: Kreplach at February 13, 2016 07:52 PM (WVvzl)

1069 I would assume Scalia would deserve a state funeral but Barry is such a dick and the House and Senate R's probably hated Scalia. So he will probably be denied one

Posted by: L, Elle at February 13, 2016 07:52 PM (2x3L+)

1070
Or you can continue acting like a leftist and stringing together random words that don't mean anything.

Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge at February 13, 2016 07:47 PM (XEHGI)

I'm a Leftist, lol. Nice one dumbfuck.

I can't type for shit on my phone, so I'll just start with these and maybe someone else can run with it:

Big government, amnesty, Common Core for starters.

Oh and don't forget the award he gave her for lifetime service.

Now go fuck yourself. Again.

Posted by: Blano at February 13, 2016 07:53 PM (sdPF/)

1071 " accuracy after 20 feet or so is uneven but that's not what you carry it for"

Yeah I wouldn't be doing any long range shots since I am, shall we say, not the most accurate shooter in the world. Although I am trying to get better, as is my duty as an American.

Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 07:53 PM (3DIzJ)

1072 I seem to remember that Sandra Day O'Conner had a state funeral. I could be wrong. I'll Bing it.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 07:54 PM (dFi94)

1073
1011 "My experience has been that they are unreliable."

Good to know. I've heard some people say they've shot 500+ rounds without issue and then some say they've had reliability problems.

I wonder if it's a manufacturing issue?

Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 07:41 PM (3DIzJ)








My understanding of Taurus (based on exhaustively occasional research on the rumblings of random anonymous commenters on the gun blogs) is that the design work is fine on most of the Taurus products. But the manufacturing and assembly QC is pretty hit-and-miss.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 13, 2016 07:54 PM (o98Jz)

1074 "So he will probably be denied one"

His son is a priest. It would probably be far better for him to have a quiet funeral officiated by his son, than have Obama make his death about himself.

Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 07:55 PM (3DIzJ)

1075 This is going to be a bitch to sit through. Scalia's son will probably celebrate the funeral Mass.

Posted by: L, Elle at February 13, 2016 07:55 PM (2x3L+)

1076 "I'll save my anger for who he nominates and how he does it."

I'll save my anger for the Vichy GOP for cutting deals to approve the nominee.

Posted by: torquewrench at February 13, 2016 07:56 PM (noWW6)

1077 grammie I see that congratulations are in order! Haven't been around much ....I just noticed your use of the word 'fiance'. Congrats! That's wonderful news!

Posted by: Tami at February 13, 2016 07:56 PM (v0/PR)

1078 I meant "Bama will nominate far left hack" above. Shit. I started drinking as soon as the news broke.

Looks like I picked the wrong day to quit sniffing paint

Posted by: Schlonger at February 13, 2016 07:56 PM (AFme8)

1079 Damn Kreplach.. I had a few family members unfriend me a few years back. Eh... life goes on. But I see where you are coming from. The hate, the anger on both sides is scary.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 13, 2016 07:56 PM (CNHr1)

1080 THIS is my worst political night since the first election of Fredo. I fear for America more than ever

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 13, 2016 07:56 PM (DUoqb)

1081 Don't condescend to me, asshole.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 13, 2016 07:49 PM (8PbKi)
No shit. I wanted to throat punch that little punk. :-)

Posted by: Peaches at February 13, 2016 07:56 PM (EgOr3)

1082 So this is war.

Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 07:46 PM (3DIzJ)

Which means what? We can't do anything but vent on the internet.

Posted by: Q at February 13, 2016 07:56 PM (7qAYi)

1083 Don't condescend to me, asshole.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 13, 2016 07:49 PM (8PbKi)
No shit. I wanted to throat punch that little punk. :-)
Posted by: Peaches at February 13, 2016 07:56 PM (EgOr3)

Who are we mad at?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 13, 2016 07:57 PM (DUoqb)

1084 Oh for goodness sakes she's not even dead yet. I'm an idiot.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 07:57 PM (dFi94)

1085 "Which means what? We can't do anything but vent on the internet."

Yet. And I truly hope that our representative stand strong so that we are not called to more.

Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 07:57 PM (3DIzJ)

1086 Seems to be a lot of 'fuck you' in the air.

On the other hand, it is good to see the passion for and about Scalia.

He was a a giant in a time of pissants.

Posted by: Lower Class person whose opinions need to be guided at February 13, 2016 07:58 PM (jagfX)

1087 1072 I seem to remember that Sandra Day O'Conner had a state funeral. I could be wrong. I'll Bing it.


Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 07:54 PM (dFi94)



That might surprise her, since she's still alive. You may be thinking of Rehnquist

Posted by: buzzion at February 13, 2016 07:58 PM (zt+N6)

1088 So, just for a moment think of a pleasant scenario,
1. The Senate manages to find the balls to stall till election day.
2. Trump runs, with Cruz as his VP.
3. He wins, appoints Walker or Perry as Sec of State.
4. He appoints Cruz to the SC.
5. Walker/ Perry step into VP slot to fill vacancy by Cruz.

Frankly, that could be too good to fine to even dream of, but what the hell.
.

Posted by: jasonj at February 13, 2016 07:58 PM (Uvbw9)

1089 Don't condescend to me, asshole.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 13, 2016 07:49 PM (8PbKi)
No shit. I wanted to throat punch that little punk. :-)
Posted by: Peaches at February 13, 2016 07:56 PM (EgOr3)

Who are we mad at?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 13, 2016 07:57 PM (DUoqb)

Me probably. : )

No problemo.

Posted by: Blano at February 13, 2016 07:58 PM (NHQQx)

1090 Which means what? We can't do anything but vent on the internet.
Posted by: Q at February 13, 2016 07:56 PM (7qAYi)

No not really. We- "The Base" - has driven the debate in the Republican Primary to the right. What good that has done us yet or will do in the future is yet to be seen, but we will see

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 13, 2016 07:58 PM (DUoqb)

1091 I heart you, Peaches.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 13, 2016 07:58 PM (8PbKi)

1092 Who are we mad at?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 13, 2016 07:57 PM (DUoqb)
Some asswipe up above had the unmitigated gall to call NDH "cupcake." Got my dander up in a big way.

Posted by: Peaches at February 13, 2016 07:59 PM (EgOr3)

1093
THIS is my worst political night since the first election of Fredo. I fear for America more than ever

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 13, 2016 07:56 PM (DUoqb)
===============================================

Me too, NGU. I was listening just yesterday to a man reading Churchill's Never Give Up speech. I guess it's our turn now.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 07:59 PM (dFi94)

1094
1087 1072 I seem to remember that Sandra Day O'Conner had a state funeral. I could be wrong. I'll Bing it.


Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 07:54 PM (dFi94)



That might surprise her, since she's still alive. You may be thinking of Rehnquist

Posted by: buzzion at February 13, 2016 07:58 PM (zt+N6)









Dood, having dead buzzion weigh in on that is SOOOOO meta.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 13, 2016 08:00 PM (o98Jz)

1095 Oh for goodness sakes she's not even dead yet. I'm an idiot.


Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 07:57 PM (dFi94)
roflmao, grammie! I read that and was all, dang, I didn't even know she was dead.
I love all you guys soooooo much! (except that asswipe up there fuckin' with Nieds)

Posted by: Peaches at February 13, 2016 08:01 PM (EgOr3)

1096 I am trying to focus on Scalia receiving his eternal reward and feel thankful for the service he provided to the country.

I'm fiery and hotblooded though, so this is difficult for me.

Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 08:01 PM (f3Iw2)

1097 That might surprise her, since she's still alive. You may be thinking of Rehnquist

Posted by: buzzion at February 13, 2016 07:58 PM (zt+N6)
===========================================

Yeah, I realized that at 1084. I blame alcohol.

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 08:01 PM (dFi94)

1098 @ 1040

Call Cheney, Grammie.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 13, 2016 08:01 PM (P/8aq)

1099 How are Hillary and Jeb the same? Both of them don't want to bring up the fact that she's married to sexual predator.

Posted by: buzzion at February 13, 2016 08:01 PM (zt+N6)

1100 Think I will go do a rebuild on my Win 7 backup computer. That should distract me from the debate.

BTW, why say a nominee is doomed to failure. Just have them go through a long, tedious examination in committee that meets every three or four months to examine new evidence and drag it out in the interest of judicious decision making. Give them lots of extremely important decision, we have to be sure, need to take all the time needed, yaddayaddayadda.
Bullshit'em to death.

Posted by: Man from Wazzustan at February 13, 2016 08:02 PM (FtrY1)

1101 Maddow: Jeh Johnson Could Fill Vacant SCOTUS Seat, Could Get Through GOP Senate

Breitbart

I want some of what that Stupid SOB is smoking

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 13, 2016 08:02 PM (DUoqb)

1102 blame alcohol.


Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 08:01 PM (dFi94)
It's not a bug, it's a feature!

Posted by: Peaches at February 13, 2016 08:03 PM (EgOr3)

1103 Mark Levin's show, Monday, will me mandatory listening for everyone on our side.

Posted by: Schlonger at February 13, 2016 08:03 PM (AFme8)

1104 Oh man. This hit me so hard. Scalia was one of my idols -- as a great legal mind, an incisive writer, and as a man of God.

Every time a great man of God like Scalia dies, I feel a little jealous, because he got to Heaven before me . . . Congratulations, Nino, you've earned your reward, and I hope to see you there someday.

Prayers for his loved ones, and everyone who loved him.

Posted by: DynamiteDan at February 13, 2016 08:03 PM (BaDMP)

1105
1101 Maddow: Jeh Johnson Could Fill Vacant SCOTUS Seat, Could Get Through GOP Senate

Breitbart

I want some of what that Stupid SOB is smoking

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 13, 2016 08:02 PM (DUoqb)



At least you know it won't be a pole.

Posted by: buzzion at February 13, 2016 08:03 PM (zt+N6)

1106 As so properly stated up-thread: damn the liberals to hell that my first thoughts were to the mortal danger to the Constitution and our Union of States instead of to the wife and family of the departed.

And, don't get your hopes up on either the SOB in the Oval Office demonstrating any level of decorum regarding his entitled nomination or that the shit-weasels in Congress developing any kind of backbone and holding off the next leftist radical judicial appointment -that ain't gonna happen.

If you've managed to not blow a rage-gasket yet and are still reading this screed, let me take a minute to really piss you off...

There is no going back. There is no stopping the tide. And AFAIK it's "our" fault:

The other side sends slope-foreheaded suicide bombers and full on shit-weasels to high office: see Alan Grayson, Chuck Schumer, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Cynthia McKinney, etc.

The sell-outs that "our" side elects to congress whine about the propriety of the Senate and "how business is done". Why do we expect the wattle-necked cocksucker McConnel, Thad -I drooled my oatemeal down my shirt- Cochrane, John -hobbit hunter- McCain and others to stand up on our principals? They won't.

Society as "we" know it has already taken the fall. We are merely living out the twilight days. The progressive left has been allowed too much, they've become too emboldened and they're infiltrated too many aspects. Seeing the glee that the (what we) consider unhinged (but really I'm pretty sure they're more mainstream than I fear) left exhorts the death of Scalia; a giant among men - they know they hold the high ground.

And again, we have let them.

We have held ourselves to "the high road", and we have expected ourselves to demonstrate "outstanding moral character" and not take advantage or take glee in the misery of the leftists. After-all, the character of the Supreme Court must be maintained - so says "our guys".

The left is not bound by this; doesn't care for it and would laugh at you if you expected it from them.

We don't play to win.

"Our" side MUST stand back -aghast- if any of us dares have the terminity to do what the left does on a daily basis. I've done it. I'm sure you have also (I've read enough & lurked enough to know many here are of better stuff than I in issues moral).

The contra-argument is that if we debase ourselves to the level of the leftists; then they win. I can't refute this. I know it's true. And I don't care anymore.

I want to see them hurt. I want to see them cry as the things they hold dear are ripped from them. I want them to have the same hollow feeling inside them that I have in myself as I see the country I grew up in and the promises it held ripped out of my clutching hands while I stare helplessly at my children, knowing they will bare the bitter receivership of what little I may hold on to, and knowing also that it is my responsibility to explain to them all that I had hoped for them and lost.

Posted by: nuke it from orbit at February 13, 2016 08:03 PM (S4sMa)

1107 Posted by: irongrampa at February 13, 2016 08:01 PM (P/8aq)
============================================


That would be some kinda poetic justice, wouldn't it?

Posted by: grammie winger, sign of The Time at February 13, 2016 08:03 PM (dFi94)

1108 I'm fiery and hotblooded though, so this is difficult for me.
Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 08:01 PM (f3Iw2)


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Go on.

Posted by: Soona at February 13, 2016 08:04 PM (Fmupd)

1109 Tanned, rested, and ready!

Posted by: Cornel West at February 13, 2016 08:04 PM (JO9+V)

1110 [apparently HTML tags are stripped]
thus ends my rant; thanks for reading and have a good night.

Posted by: nuke it from orbit at February 13, 2016 08:05 PM (S4sMa)

1111 Newe post. Scalia legacy

Posted by: ThunderB at February 13, 2016 08:05 PM (zOTsN)

1112 "Senate confirms Obama nominees that Cruz had repeatedly blocked"

Paranoid much?

That was the other half of the deal Cruz got to rename the street outside the Chinese embassy for a Chinese human rights activist.

Posted by: someone at February 13, 2016 08:06 PM (PMBgt)

1113 Scalia's death reminds me of Ariel Sharon's death. Both may have dealt a death blow to their respective Countries and to Freedom.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 13, 2016 08:06 PM (DUoqb)

1114 Have bought 3 Taurii. A Judge for Mrs. E, a snub .357 revolver and a 5" barrel .22 Mag revolver for me. Still have mine but Mrs. E bought a S ampersand W Governor and sold her Judge to one of her girlfriends. Buy a Sig, Colt, or Glock for your carry.
And I own or have owned one of most everything. Whatever you buy, buy soon. And lots of ammo.

Posted by: Eromero at February 13, 2016 08:06 PM (zLDYs)

1115 Jesus nuke.. now I want to go slit my wrists. Thanksss!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 13, 2016 08:07 PM (CNHr1)

1116 How so, Rickl? Please provide some forms of proof. I get that the Republican is failing to meet the desires of its conservative members (I often joke that we have the party of big spending and the party of slightly less big spending), but an imperfect belief in and practice of limited government does not make you an authoritarian Democrat.

If you ask me, it is downright dangerous to conflate the two. The accusations of RINOism are getting out of control. We need to remember who the real enemy is and fight that battle first. This is not the time for civil war amongst the only party that even remotely represents the right.

Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge at February 13, 2016 08:07 PM (XEHGI)

1117 Oh yay. Obama is going to have a statement about Scalia at 8:30pm tonight....

Posted by: Schlonger at February 13, 2016 08:07 PM (AFme8)

1118 "We'll see if today's GOP can even manage that small bit of resistance."

This assumes they're opposed to Obama and his agenda. I don't think that's true.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 13, 2016 08:08 PM (u5gzz)

1119 Here's a 9mm recommendation from Tangonine from ages ago that I saved for my own personal purposes. In case it helps (italics are implied):

I carry a Beretta 92E (M9, but sexier) in civvies.
Reason being is that it's an easy weapon to shoot and maintain and
it's natural. I can off-hand, 1-hand reload in the crook of my knee or
armpit without much trouble. And it's accurate as fuck.

Posted by: Peaches at February 13, 2016 08:08 PM (EgOr3)

1120 Okay, big distraction. The NYDN is running an article that Peyton Manning of sexual assault when he was in college. They're saying Peyton shoved his testicles in a trainers face that he hated. Archie supposedly helped cover it up with the university

Posted by: L, Elle at February 13, 2016 08:08 PM (2x3L+)

1121
Posted by: nuke it from orbit at February 13, 2016 08:03 PM (S4sMa)







Hate keeps you warm at night, young padawan. Obi-Wan has taught you well.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 13, 2016 08:08 PM (o98Jz)

1122 Oh yay. Obama is going to have a statement about Scalia at 8:30pm tonight....

Posted by: Schlonger at February 13, 2016 08:07 PM (AFme



It will be a completely classless moment. It's all the worthless prick knows

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 13, 2016 08:09 PM (45oDG)

1123 shlonger i will listen , i'm sure He will be angry but have actual ideas.

anyway i know some don't like his anger, but as i'm also angry at the state of the country i grok his style.

can you tell i'm a fan of his?

Posted by: willow at February 13, 2016 08:09 PM (9XzdI)

1124 1120 Okay, big distraction. The NYDN is running an article that Peyton Manning of sexual assault when he was in college. They're saying Peyton shoved his testicles in a trainers face that he hated. Archie supposedly helped cover it up with the university
Posted by: L, Elle at February 13, 2016 08:08 PM (2x3L+)

==============
This is such old old news yet they keep bringing it up.

Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 13, 2016 08:10 PM (iQIUe)

1125 Nevergiveup, i know.
chin up we might have an actual fight we'll fight

Posted by: willow at February 13, 2016 08:10 PM (9XzdI)

1126 Lindsey Graham said he would still be open to voting for a well-qualified liberal appointed by a future Democratic president, naming Hillary Clinton specifically.

Also said Obama choice would have to be consensus choice.

Bye-bye

Posted by: Meremortal at February 13, 2016 08:12 PM (3myMJ)

1127 >>> Posted by: Bruce With a Wang! at February 13, 2016 08:10 PM (iQIUe)
-------
Maybe old news, but there are court documents. This seems like a Bill Cosby situation

Posted by: L, Elle at February 13, 2016 08:12 PM (2x3L+)

1128 Just came into the thread to join my prayers to those of the horde for the Scalia family. And to share the hope and fear. God Bless the United States of America.

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at February 13, 2016 08:12 PM (PHxng)

1129 As it turns out, one torx bit and a 1/4 inch backward is all it takes to put a Nikon 4x12 into perfect position.

Grammy, irongrampa ... thanks. Seriously.

Posted by: Irony at February 13, 2016 08:13 PM (qmMG2)

1130 Jan Crawford (CBS - but SOLID journalist on SCOTUS issues), is saying right now that Obama will quickly nominate.... probably in next week or two.

We are finally going to find out if the GOP actually has a firewall. This is the whole game of Chess my friends.

If GOP lets a nominee through, it's tantamount to laying down our King on the chessboard. I'm so very sad that I can't confidently say that the GOP is up for the task. These fucking weakknee'd GOP hacks have given us NOTHING to hold on to for confidence that the earth still spins on its axis.

God help us all.

Posted by: Schlonger at February 13, 2016 08:13 PM (AFme8)

1131 1079 Damn Kreplach.. I had a few family members unfriend me a few years back. Eh... life goes on. But I see where you are coming from. The hate, the anger on both sides is scary.
Posted by: Jewells45 at February 13, 2016 07:56 PM (CNHr1)


I've never been on Facebook, but I cut off all of my liberal former friends in 2012. Fuck them, and I hope they starve in the gutter.

Posted by: rickl at February 13, 2016 08:16 PM (sdi6R)

1132 There is zero chance that Senate Republicans will oppose Obama's nominee. Fucking zero.

They're on his side.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at February 13, 2016 08:17 PM (u5gzz)

1133 1132 There is zero chance that Senate Republicans will oppose Obama's nominee. Fucking zero.

They're on his side.

Be Afraid. I've been searching for any statements by McCain..... Nothing. Not that his vote is end-all.

Democrats have 46 Senators, so they need +14 GOP Senator pick-up to reach magic number of 60. That really is a tall order.... But McCain is a bell weather. If the liberals lose McCain......

So, if anyone sees anything from McCain, please do post

Posted by: Schlonger at February 13, 2016 08:25 PM (AFme8)

1134 @548

Spot on.

Posted by: Cursed at February 13, 2016 08:27 PM (7Kq2e)

1135 I have zero confidence that the GOP will block an Obama appointment. Zero.

Posted by: holygoat at February 13, 2016 08:27 PM (ZgI/r)

1136 So this is war.



Posted by: Lauren at February 13, 2016 07:46 PM (3DIzJ)



Which means what? We can't do anything but vent on the internet.

Posted by: Q at February 13, 2016 07:56 PM (7qAYi)

No that is really not all we can do.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 13, 2016 08:27 PM (NPofj)

1137 Mark my word, if the GOPe allows Obama to make the next pick...........Trump is president in a landslide.

Posted by: tonynoboloney at February 13, 2016 08:27 PM (02AXE)

1138 1106
"I want to see them hurt. I want to see them cry as the things they hold dear are ripped from them. I want them to have the same hollow feeling inside them that I have in myself as I see the country I grew up in and the promises it held ripped out of my clutching hands while I stare helplessly at my children, knowing they will bare the bitter receivership of what little I may hold on to, and knowing also that it is my responsibility to explain to them all that I had hoped for them and lost."

Man that's some great shit! Where's my blue paint and sword!! Honestly I agree. We're in a fucking war. You bust things up to win and if you break some rules along the way it doesn't matter if you win and stop the progress of the enemy. Look to Europe for our future if you dare to believe we can give in to the left.

Posted by: Redinabluestate at February 13, 2016 08:30 PM (iv7Ct)

1139 Disaster, Disaster, Disaster!!!

Fear, fire, foes -- AWAKE! Cry "HAVOC!" and let slip the dogs of war!

Posted by: Beverly at February 13, 2016 08:33 PM (D7e76)

1140 1137 Mark my word, if the GOPe allows Obama to make the next pick...........Trump is president in a landslide.

SO What?! You're missing the point. SCOTUS has final word my friend. You can have Trump as President with a filibuster-proof Senate, and the Supreme Court can still undue everything..... and with the Liberals, they will. We all know this. The left-side on SCOTUS are the Activist judges. Meaning, they will legislate from the bench and the GOP will will NOT be done. It will be actively UNDONE, across the board. Anything the GOP tries to do will be ruled unconstitutional.

I've been bashing my drunk lawyer head into the table all night.... lose the Scalia seat and the GOP is done. Even if Trump is President and he replaces Ginsburg. Won't matter. Scalia's seat tips the balance.

Posted by: Schlonger at February 13, 2016 08:33 PM (AFme8)

1141 While governor, Bush reduced taxes by $19 billion and vetoed $2 billion worth of new spending. He supported school vouchers for underperformed schools. He effectively ended affirmative action at public universities. He fought for limits on medical malpractice suits, signed Terri Schiavo's Law and numerous other pro-life initiatives. He passed reforms that moved Medicaid patients to private systems. He eliminated civil service protections for 16000 state positions. He passed the nation's first "stand your ground" law. He supported capital punishment and Florida executed 21 scumbags. He vetoed high speed rail.

In his campaign, he questions climate change. He supports offshore drilling, franking and Keystone XL. He opposes net neutrality and supports the expansion of gun rights. He opposes SSM and wishes to repeal ObamaCare. He thinks the Iran Deal sucks. He wants to increase military spending.

I could go on, but I figure your head is so far up your own ass that facts won't fix it.

Let's all welcome President Sanders. Woo-hoo.

Posted by: Randy Weaver 's Revenge at February 13, 2016 08:35 PM (XEHGI)

1142 This isn't war.

The fix is in.

Next will be the show, ended by the breathless midnight deal that saves the day, and the mutual congratulations.

You'll love it.

Posted by: Meremortal at February 13, 2016 08:35 PM (3myMJ)

1143 buzzion...what little happiness i have, i absolutely love to unsubscribe from any and all of those b.s. emails.

they all go to junk anyway, but still.

Posted by: concrete girl at February 13, 2016 08:35 PM (0KgAM)

1144 Ultimate Ibama fxck you-
He comes out appoints himself right now during this recess
Biden is VEEP takes nom from HRC

Posted by: ginaswo at February 13, 2016 08:37 PM (qxNrP)

1145 @1138 -to add a hoard appropriate moment of levity:
I wrote that on the toilet

Posted by: nuke it from orbit at February 13, 2016 08:38 PM (S4sMa)

1146 GOP debate starts in 20 minutes on http://www.cbsnews.com/live/

Scalia's passing has to be first issue discussed. I'm looking for leadership on this issue. Cruz definitely understands the stakes. I want to see Trump articulate an intelligent position on this point....

Posted by: Schlonger at February 13, 2016 08:39 PM (AFme8)

1147 Cruz lied for our side.



How refreshing.

I'm so use to the squishes lying to me

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at February 13, 2016 05:54 PM (voOPb)





yep, Cruz is the smartest of the bunch

Never thought I'd see him get this far, I repeat myself.

I can't believe it, but I do not want my "hopes" dashed.





Posted by: artisanal 'ette at February 13, 2016 05:58 PM (qCMvj)

What did Cruz say that was a lie?

Posted by: redbanzai at February 13, 2016 08:40 PM (NPofj)

1148 1140
SCOTUS has final word my friend.

Posted by: Schlonger at February 13, 2016 08:33 PM (AFme


No. It. Doesn't.

If the Supreme Court declares the Constitution null and void, We The People still get to vote under Rule 303.

Posted by: rickl at February 13, 2016 08:45 PM (sdi6R)

1149 SCOTUS has final word my friend.



Posted by: Schlonger at February 13, 2016 08:33 PM (AFme



No. It. Doesn't.



If the Supreme Court declares the Constitution null and void, We The People still get to vote under Rule 303.

Posted by: rickl at February 13, 2016 08:45 PM (sdi6R)

Also Congress has the power to impeach Justices.

Posted by: redbanzai at February 13, 2016 08:48 PM (NPofj)

1150 no, the recess appointment stands until the end of the Senate session, which is December
Posted by: chemjeff - PuppyMonkeyBaby '16 at February 13, 2016 06:35 PM

ding, ding, ding
I think someone has it right.
Or possibly they could reject the appt. before the end of the session, not sure.
If Obama makes an appt., surely he will, the Senate can stay in session. That was just upheld not long ago, the Senate decides when they are in session, not the Pres.
Problem is when the Congress adjourns Jan. 3. Can he appt. someone then, they aren't in recess they are adjourned. I wonder if the leaders could immediately declare the next Congress in session?

Posted by: Farmer at February 13, 2016 08:49 PM (o/90i)

1151 1148 Roger that

Posted by: Schlonger at February 13, 2016 08:51 PM (AFme8)

1152 1149
Also Congress has the power to impeach Justices.
Posted by: redbanzai at February 13, 2016 08:48 PM (NPofj)


They have the power to impeach the President too, or so I've heard...

Posted by: rickl at February 13, 2016 08:55 PM (sdi6R)

1153

1145 @1138 -to add a hoard appropriate moment of levity:
I wrote that on the toilet

Do some of my best work there as well!

Honestly as others have posted I have been so focused on our national tragedy that I've forgotten about what the Scalia family is going through. This must be such a shock to them as well. God speed my fellow Sicilian conservative.

Posted by: Redinabluestate at February 13, 2016 08:56 PM (iv7Ct)

1154 You know, how come no suggests that Obama, in order to heal our partisan divide, appoint a conservative jurist in the spirit of bipartisanship?
Posted by: Iblis at February 13, 2016 06:46 PM

Can I get some of whatever you are smoking? Must be good stuff.

Posted by: Farmer at February 13, 2016 08:58 PM (o/90i)

1155 777 You know, how come no suggests that Obama, in order to heal our partisan divide, appoint a conservative jurist in the spirit of bipartisanship?

The de facto definition of "bipartisanship"
-Those on the right must compromise what they believe in to placate those on the left. This does not work in reverse order.

Posted by: Average Guy at February 13, 2016 09:01 PM (8aO2d)

1156 Unless Cruz is our next POTUS, we are f*cked.

Posted by: Buckeye Abroad at February 13, 2016 09:07 PM (7f1LG)

1157 Fuck that bitch. She stole my vocal cords.
Posted by: Harvey Fierstein at February 13, 2016 07:06 PM

We LOLOLed.

Posted by: Farmer at February 13, 2016 09:39 PM (o/90i)

1158 What use is Gov. Abbott if he doesn't start a murder investigation?

Posted by: HomeInIdaho at February 14, 2016 12:59 AM (NrDtI)

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