Clarence Thomas: Bending the Long Arc of History

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Besides President Trump, arguably one of the most transformative figures to emerge onto the American political landscape in half a century is Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Clarence Thomas. Yet, it's not his stellar legal mind, reflected in scores of brilliant opinions he has penned over the course of his nearly 29-year career at the highest court in the land that earns for him that status. Sadly, it is merely for the fact the he is a black man who, after coming of age in the repressive Democrat Deep South and even embracing the black radicalism of the late 60s ultimately had the scales fall from his eyes and dared reject the political Democrat-Left plantation. But when he was nominated to take the seat vacated by Thurgood Marshall on the Supreme Court that he became not only their worst nightmare, but an existential threat.

Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words, a new documentary slated for release at the end of the month, is a powerful journey back in time, told mostly by Thomas in his own words, and in some segments by his remarkable wife Ginny and mentor and champion, former Senator John Danforth. Justice Thomas takes us from his childhood in the sleepy Gullah hamlet of Pin Point, Georgia, to life with his mentally unstable mother in the slums of segregated Savannah, and then ultimately to be rescued by his grandparents, where his no nonsense, hardworking grandfather, Myers Anderson, became that crucial guiding force that nurtured both his intellect and his character, and in Thomas' estimation "the greatest man I have ever known."

From childhood in the 50s through the 60s all the way to adulthood in the 70s and early 80s, a common theme that Thomas weaves throughout is disillusionment. First, with the Catholic Church then the black radicals he gravitated towards, with "the soft bigotry of low expectations" that characterized the disastrous Democrat-Leftist social and racial policy he felt after graduating from Yale Law, and later, as chairman of the EEOC under Ronald Reagan, where he saw firsthand the hypocrisy of black leaders blaming the President and Republicans for problems destroying their constituencies that they themselves were doing nothing to fight.

Along with the writings of Ayn Rand and Thomas Sowell, all of these experiences molded Justice Thomas' conservative worldview. In 1990, he was nominated and confirmed to the DC Circuit, but a little over a year later when President George H.W. Bush tapped him for a seat on SCOTUS, all hell broke loose. The way in which the Democrats, the supposed party of racial equality, civil rights, justice and all the rest went after Thomas was just breathtakingly vicious. For me, and many others, it was a seminal moment in my becoming politically aware, at least of recognizing the hypocrisy, viciousness and lust for power that we are now seeing raging out in the open with the Democrat-Media Complex. The situation was very much in doubt until Thomas himself took the stand and defended himself by excoriating those who would destroy him for having the gall to exist and thrive as a black, as an American without the need of Leftists and Democrats for his survival.

He weathered the storm, but the attacks on his integrity, intellect and humanity have not ceased (along with the recent attempts to beatify Anita Hill in the wake of #MeToo). In fact, the only lesson the Democrats took away as they licked their wounds was to make sure not to rely on only one liar to throw up on the witness stand but multiple liars (see: Kavanaugh, Brett, Trump, Donald J.).

I came away from watching this excellent documentary deeply moved, almost to tears at points, but nevertheless inspired and hopeful for the future. Despite all he has had to endure, Justice Thomas still has a wonderful sense of humor and humanity seen in his interaction with young law school students as well as when he is on the road in his Winnebago, touring America with his wife during his time off from the Court.

As Dr. King once said, "the arc of history is long but it bends toward justice." By his incredibly brave act of self-preservation and defiance in the face of what was being done to him - and continues to be done to him - Clarence Thomas may very well have fired the shot heard round the world in opening a lot of eyes as to who and what the Left really are. That's what I mean when I say "transformative."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at 02:45 PM




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1 Record stomp. And a welcome one I might add.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 24, 2020 02:46 PM (NWiLs)

2 First?

Posted by: Refrozen Surfperch at January 24, 2020 02:46 PM (tVQUs)

3 one!

Posted by: Gref at January 24, 2020 02:47 PM (AMIL/)

4 This is guy was the best part of the E Street Band.

Posted by: garrett at January 24, 2020 02:47 PM (hYwyI)

5 I wonder if that documentary will be playing anywhere near me.

Posted by: Refrozen Surfperch at January 24, 2020 02:47 PM (tVQUs)

6 Very cool!

Posted by: Lizzy at January 24, 2020 02:47 PM (bDqIh)

7 not first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 24, 2020 02:47 PM (q80AH)

8 In before Pubic Hair.

Posted by: Roland THTG at January 24, 2020 02:47 PM (88+cf)

9 Just checked the list of screenings, the closest one is hundreds of miles away.

Posted by: Refrozen Surfperch at January 24, 2020 02:49 PM (tVQUs)

10 Brought to you by Coke!

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at January 24, 2020 02:49 PM (xfb67)

11 Read the content first...rookie mistake

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at January 24, 2020 02:49 PM (dZ/kK)

12 Oh, nuts!

Posted by: Gref at January 24, 2020 02:50 PM (AMIL/)

13 Want to see. One of my favorite Justices.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 24, 2020 02:50 PM (1CjJc)

14 JJ won the stompfight.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at January 24, 2020 02:50 PM (NWiLs)

15 Hey, where did the Dog Show thread go?

Posted by: Chris W at January 24, 2020 02:50 PM (eRsMQ)

16 Thomas is indeed a great one of the age.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at January 24, 2020 02:51 PM (19g6/)

17 Where the Fat Worker Women Go?

Posted by: garrett at January 24, 2020 02:51 PM (hYwyI)

18 Much more esthetic material.

Posted by: rd at January 24, 2020 02:51 PM (+0uDE)

19 He is irreplaceable.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at January 24, 2020 02:51 PM (JRaU+)

20 Ace made the ugly girls go away! Thanks Ace!

Posted by: Guzalot at January 24, 2020 02:51 PM (prSvo)

21 I would like to see Clarence Thomas curb stomp Joe Biden.

Posted by: garrett at January 24, 2020 02:51 PM (hYwyI)

22 Heh. Bernie gurlz consigned to a black hole.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 24, 2020 02:52 PM (plu6+)

23 Wow! Talk about a limited release!

I'll wait to see it on Netflix.. as if...

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 24, 2020 02:52 PM (so+oy)

24 Shaun King does not approve of this.

Posted by: Roland THTG at January 24, 2020 02:52 PM (88+cf)

25 Okay and the delusional not hotties thread is gone.

Good.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 24, 2020 02:52 PM (RgUiP)

26 Read his previous book, quite a brilliant man, and shows that intelligence and class can win against the liberal roadblocks to success.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 24, 2020 02:52 PM (YslsA)

27 Bending the long arc of pubic hair....

Posted by: Joe Biden at January 24, 2020 02:52 PM (CqE5x)

28 Damn willowed

Chop Fluey
General Tso's Chickenpox

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 24, 2020 02:52 PM (VzbI8)

29

uhhh... what happened to the ugly freaks for Bernie?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 24, 2020 02:52 PM (mpeBU)

30 Jeebers, J.J. stomps the Boss. Risky, very risky.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 24, 2020 02:52 PM (plu6+)

31 I was scared there for a minute.

I saw Clarence Thomas and thought, uh-oh.

Posted by: rd at January 24, 2020 02:53 PM (+0uDE)

32 Hey, y'all really wanna see the long arc of history?

Posted by: Long Dong Silver at January 24, 2020 02:53 PM (SUJyY)

33 I refuse to go to movie theaters anymore, but I'll buy this when it comes out on CD and watch it at home. Sounds good.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 24, 2020 02:53 PM (k4dH2)

34
Wait, I missed something?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 24, 2020 02:53 PM (7rVsF)

35

I was just in the middle of fapping to #hotberniegirls.
WTF, JJ?

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at January 24, 2020 02:53 PM (dK2Mx)

36 Shaun King does not approve of this.
Posted by: Roland THTG at January 24, 2020 02:52 PM (88+cf)

Shaun is "Clear"-ence Thomas

Posted by: JoeF. at January 24, 2020 02:53 PM (CqE5x)

37

What happened to the truly "transformative" thread????

WTF? That was having me laughing more than I have in ages.

\ /
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Posted by: imp at January 24, 2020 02:53 PM (SFOr6)

38 As Dr. King once said, "the arc of history is long but it bends toward justice."

Utter bullshit.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2020 02:53 PM (KZzsI)

39 At a glance, this post scared the shit out of me....

Posted by: f2000 at January 24, 2020 02:53 PM (R9I5m)

40 I'm sure most of you have read it but his book is excellent. I couldn't put it down.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 24, 2020 02:53 PM (dUJdY)

41

A nood poat in mid-fap!


Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at January 24, 2020 02:53 PM (dK2Mx)

42
How smart can this guy be? He never asks questions during oral arguments!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 24, 2020 02:53 PM (7rVsF)

43
Fappus Interruptus


Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at January 24, 2020 02:54 PM (dK2Mx)

44 Was worried he wasn't with us anymore.

Posted by: Skip at January 24, 2020 02:54 PM (ZCEU2)

45 "Clarence Thomas may very well have fired the shot heard round the world in opening a lot of eyes as to who and what the Left really are. That's what I mean when I say "transformative."

Yeah, he lowered blacks voting for Democrats from 96% to 95.999993%

Posted by: jsg at January 24, 2020 02:54 PM (daEIY)

46 Wait, I missed something?
Posted by: Hadrian
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It was epic, the sort of thing you never forget.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 24, 2020 02:54 PM (plu6+)

47 My Granfather's Son is the best autobiography I've ever read. It epitomizes Only in America.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 24, 2020 02:54 PM (VzbI8)

48 High Tech Thread Stomping.

Posted by: davidt at January 24, 2020 02:54 PM (l3+k2)

49


Well, "Entrenching Tool" very quickly locked out its account, as did most of the rest, I'd guess.

Not quite getting the feedback they expected.

Posted by: imp at January 24, 2020 02:54 PM (SFOr6)

50 I would make him Chief Justice.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 24, 2020 02:55 PM (nlavE)

51 Corn Pop? Is that you?
Luv ya man.

Posted by: Joe Biden's Bleeding Eye at January 24, 2020 02:55 PM (9dzlp)

52 Dykes and Dads for Clarence Thomas!!

We really have come a long way!

Posted by: dananjcon at January 24, 2020 02:55 PM (u6xw0)

53 I have been waiting for this with bated breath. Thomas is one of the last patriots.

Though, I heard a rumor PBS will air it. I'm sure their cut will be crudely edited to show Thomas putting pube trimmings in Judy Woodruff's drink.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 24, 2020 02:55 PM (fUqBx)

54 My Granfather's Son is the best autobiography I've ever read. It epitomizes Only in America.

Indeed, it does.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 24, 2020 02:55 PM (dUJdY)

55 My heart just about stopped! I click on AOSHQ and up pops Justice Thomas and I was scared he suddenly passed away! Oh no, I thought, where will we find another justice so great?!?!

Thankfully, it is a tribute article. Now I can read it in peace, and without fear. Do not retire, Mr. Justice, your country desperately needs your continuing wise opinions and counsel.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 24, 2020 02:55 PM (NVYyb)

56 I'm getting so fu@king tired of the Shiff Show that's been continuously playing on the news. It's almost as if he's positioning himself to take over for Palsy as the next speaker.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at January 24, 2020 02:55 PM (dZ/kK)

57
It was epic, the sort of thing you never forget.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 24, 2020 02:54 PM (plu6+)


*shudders*

Good

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 24, 2020 02:55 PM (7rVsF)

58 JJ made the dogs go away

Posted by: zeera BMGG - Books Make Great Gifts! at January 24, 2020 02:55 PM (X+a7J)

59 50 I would make him Chief Justice.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 24, 2020 02:55 PM (nlavE)

Only President Warren can do that.

Posted by: Roy at January 24, 2020 02:55 PM (SUJyY)

60 Scared the heck out of me. When I did my requisite hourly check on AosHQ, the way the picture was in black and white and him laughing made me think something bad had happened and he had passed away. Almost like an in memory photo. Glad to know that he is still alive and kicking!

Posted by: waveslidin at January 24, 2020 02:55 PM (KcURi)

61 The only time we will finally see true justice is when Christ returns. Until then the arc of history short or long is toward injustice and cruelty.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2020 02:56 PM (KZzsI)

62 How smart can this guy be? He never asks questions during oral arguments!
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There's really no need. Between the parties' brief and all the amici briefs, there usually are no arguments that have not already been made on paper before the orals.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at January 24, 2020 02:56 PM (k4dH2)

63

Looks like all the fuglies are gone from the hashtag and only Bernie-thots remain.

Some are pretty hot, though

#HOTGIRLSFORBERNIE

Posted by: imp at January 24, 2020 02:56 PM (SFOr6)

64 It was epic, the sort of thing you never forget.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 24, 2020 02:54 PM (plu6+)
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No matter how hard one tried.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at January 24, 2020 02:56 PM (RgUiP)

65
I would make him Chief Justice.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 24, 2020 02:55 PM

Only President Warren can do that.

Posted by: Roy at January 24, 2020 02:55 PM


How?

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 24, 2020 02:57 PM (hx3Q8)

66 I was scared there for a minute.

I saw Clarence Thomas and thought, uh-oh.
Posted by: rd at January 24, 2020 02:53 PM


Ditto.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 24, 2020 02:57 PM (ejd/p)

67 His son and my son were classmates at VMI in the late '90s. I saw him across the way in Lexington one Parents' Weekend, but was too chickenshit to go up and introduce myself. Always regretted missing the opportunity to do so.

Posted by: That Deplorable SOB Van Owen at January 24, 2020 02:57 PM (zggXQ)

68 It's almost as if he's positioning himself to take over for Palsy as the next speaker.

Its the old lawyer saying.

He doesn't have the facts or the law on his side, so he's pounding the table.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2020 02:57 PM (KZzsI)

69 65
I would make him Chief Justice.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at January 24, 2020 02:55 PM

Only President Warren can do that.

Posted by: Roy at January 24, 2020 02:55 PM

How?
Posted by: AltonJackson at January 24, 2020 02:57 PM (hx3Q

Exactly.

Posted by: Roy at January 24, 2020 02:57 PM (SUJyY)

70 49






Well, "Entrenching Tool" very quickly locked out its account, as did most of the rest, I'd guess.



Not quite getting the feedback they expected.

Posted by: imp at January 24, 2020 02:54 PM (SFOr6)

Did those homely people really think it was all gonna be Yaaaaaay Guuuuurl!
Said a guy who is fairly hard on the eyes and knows enough to to pretend to be buff cause.......ridicule.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 24, 2020 02:57 PM (9dzlp)

71 I wish he was twenty years younger, but maybe it is time for him to consider retirement? We have the Presidency and the Senate this year.

I would hate it if we ended up with Thomas desperately hanging on like RBG is.

Posted by: rd at January 24, 2020 02:57 PM (+0uDE)

72 Great man!!

Posted by: Timon at January 24, 2020 02:58 PM (dKm4U)

73 Bill Graham's Autobiography / Biography is the bestone I have read.

Zappa by Zappa is pretty damn good, too.

Posted by: garrett at January 24, 2020 02:58 PM (hYwyI)

74 Thomas was at my church a few weeks ago for a baptism. I thought he looked great.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at January 24, 2020 02:58 PM (dfRN6)

75 71. Thomas is only a few years older than Alito.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at January 24, 2020 02:58 PM (JRaU+)

76 Up From Slavery is really good as well, although its not really so much about Booker T's life.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2020 02:59 PM (KZzsI)

77
66
I was scared there for a minute.



I saw Clarence Thomas and thought, uh-oh.

Posted by: rd at January 24, 2020 02:53 PM



Ditto.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 24, 2020 02:57 PM (ejd/p)
ITS FUNNY CAUSE THAT GUY FROM PBS DIED RECENTLY AND NOBODY NOTICED.

Posted by: Ben Rothliesbegergler at January 24, 2020 02:59 PM (9dzlp)

78
I would hate it if we ended up with Thomas desperately hanging on like RBG is.
Posted by: rd at January 24, 2020 02:57 PM (+0uDE)

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Won't happen. Thomas isn't a monstrous power-demon from Hell. He'll leave with his dignity when the time comes.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 24, 2020 02:59 PM (fUqBx)

79 I would make him Chief Justice.

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And Rutabaga Ginsberg Least Justice.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 24, 2020 02:59 PM (+y/Ru)

80 ...the soft bigotry of low expectations...l

*****


Democratic despotism " would degrade men without tormenting them. It seeks to keep them in perpetual childhood...and to spare them all the care of thinking and all the troubles of living."

A. deToqueville

Posted by: Muldoon at January 24, 2020 02:59 PM (m45I2)

81 This I would watch. Notice the lack of an action figure necessary to market it.

Posted by: no good deed at January 24, 2020 02:59 PM (MmFTx)

82 39 At a glance, this post scared the shit out of me....
Posted by: f2000 at January 24, 2020 02:53 PM (R9I5m)

Make that 2001 of us.

Posted by: ... at January 24, 2020 03:00 PM (fGZok)

83 For many years I've felt Justice Thomas is the most admirable person in government. I hope I get to see the film.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at January 24, 2020 03:00 PM (sWM8x)

84 Ace is keeping all the BernieThots to himself.

Posted by: garrett at January 24, 2020 03:00 PM (hYwyI)

85 Virginia Thomas stood beside him. What a great team.

Posted by: m at January 24, 2020 03:01 PM (vSb78)

86 I'd rather Thomas be the CJ instead of Mr Obamatax.

Posted by: jsg at January 24, 2020 03:01 PM (daEIY)

87 I look at that picture and all I can think is
"I'm getting to old for this shit".

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 24, 2020 03:02 PM (9dzlp)

88 It still frosts me the way they treated Clarence Thomas, and got away with it.

The guy is a hero, and one of the smartest guys on the Court since, well, forever.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at January 24, 2020 03:02 PM (sy5kK)

89 >>>"Clarence Thomas may very well have fired the shot heard round the world
in opening a lot of eyes as to who and what the Left really are. That's
what I mean when I say "transformative."<<<

Ho, boy! The amount of controversy generated by this statement can only be rivaled by the amount of shoe polish applied at a Canadian minstrel show.

Posted by: Fritz at January 24, 2020 03:03 PM (ATCV4)

90 ====
In 1990, he was nominated and confirmed to the DC Circuit, but a little
over a year later when President George H.W. Bush tapped him for a seat
on SCOTUS, all hell broke loose.
====

One of GHW Bush's finer moments.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at January 24, 2020 03:03 PM (XzVUd)

91 ' you know I hope his wife feeds him a lot of eggs and butter and he dies early of heart disease like a lot of black men' ---Julianne Malveaux- Democrat spokesperson



Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 24, 2020 03:03 PM (VzbI8)

92 ITS FUNNY CAUSE THAT GUY FROM PBS DIED RECENTLY AND NOBODY NOTICED.
Posted by: Ben Rothliesbegergler at January 24, 2020 02:59 PM


We noticed. Didn't move the Give-a-Shit Meter.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 24, 2020 03:03 PM (ejd/p)

93
I'm getting so fu@king tired of the Shiff Show that's been continuously playing on the news. It's almost as if he's positioning himself to take over for Palsy as the next speaker.
Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at January 24, 2020 02:55 PM (dZ/kK)

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Wait until this Impeachment farce fails hard, like 53 Republicans and 4 Democrats hard.

The knives will come out, and Schiff will be the target.

You do not fail the state. He will be declared the scapegoat and be unpersoned.

Posted by: rd at January 24, 2020 03:04 PM (+0uDE)

94 China now has 46 million people under quarantine, more than the population of California. Just the flu tho, no need for concern.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at January 24, 2020 03:04 PM (CQ3Qb)

95 For many years I've felt Justice Thomas is the most admirable person in government. I hope I get to see the film.

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Whaaaa? You'd rather watch that than Netflix' Hillary special?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 24, 2020 03:04 PM (+y/Ru)

96 91
' you know I hope his wife feeds him a lot of eggs and butter and he
dies early of heart disease like a lot of black men' ---Julianne
Malveaux- Democrat spokesperson









Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 24, 2020 03:03 PM (VzbI

Jeebus.... I'd forgotten that one.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at January 24, 2020 03:05 PM (9dzlp)

97
Justice Thomas is also a Husker fan.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 24, 2020 03:05 PM (8XRCm)

98 There is just so much that is wrong with that whole "long arc of history" construct. Fabulist pablum.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 24, 2020 03:06 PM (m45I2)

99 Watch as Jerry the Hutt leads the charge against Schiff.

He will have no choice unless he wants to take the blame too.

Posted by: rd at January 24, 2020 03:06 PM (+0uDE)

100 One of my heroes ... which makes me a white supremacist.

Posted by: ShainS, Club Gulag > Club Gitmo at January 24, 2020 03:07 PM (YAUxE)

101 Wait until this Impeachment farce fails hard, like 53 Republicans and 4 Democrats hard.

The knives will come out, and Schiff will be the target.


I think Pelosi let him loose knowing he'd fail. Which means the knives were out all along.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 24, 2020 03:08 PM (ZGrMX)

102
Watch as Jerry the Hutt leads the charge against Schiff.

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Nadless didnt realize that Senators have to at least pretend to be collegial and nice to each others faces. Calling them traitors and unpatriotic pissed off Murkowski and the three lesser Nazguls.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 24, 2020 03:08 PM (8XRCm)

103
One of my heroes ... which makes me a white supremacist.
Posted by: ShainS, Club Gulag > Club Gitmo at January 24, 2020 03:07 PM (YAUxE)

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Simple: he's conservative, so he's a black white supremacist. Basically, he's Justice Clayton Bigsby.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 24, 2020 03:08 PM (fUqBx)

104 I read My Grandfather's Son and Dreams from My Father in the same month.
Quite a striking contrast, to put it gently.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 24, 2020 03:09 PM (M/9m0)

105 94
China now has 46 million people under quarantine


Isn't it great to see the CCP being so proactive and concerned for the welfare of their citizens.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at January 24, 2020 03:09 PM (XzVUd)

106 Wonder why the DEMS have not appointed another black justice during his tenure? You would think that appointing another black justice would have been paramount considering how "important" that demographic is to the party....

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at January 24, 2020 03:09 PM (JRaU+)

107 Dems...either fuuk me or you are a racist.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at January 24, 2020 03:10 PM (LO0q6)

108 Virginia Thomas is one of the ladies who formed the conservative group that wrote the letter to the Washington Post demanding they stop referring to Jennifer Rubin as a conservative writer for the Post. I don't know whatever became of that.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 24, 2020 03:10 PM (VzbI8)

109 Got very worried when I saw the black and white picture of Justice Thomas. Thankfully he will have many more years on this good Earth.
I would love to see him announce his well deserved retirement after President Trump wins reelection in November and his replacement embodies Justice Thomas's values. And as a plus RBG just finally decides enough is enough and President Trump can replace her.

Once can dream, can't they?

Posted by: Scuba Dude at January 24, 2020 03:11 PM (4q/mG)

110 So did the previous thread go into the cornfield? [shivers]

Posted by: joncelli, tool of vengeance and bad jokes at January 24, 2020 03:11 PM (RD7QR)

111
I don't know how bad it is, but how bad can the Corona virus get before the ChiComs can't hide it?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 24, 2020 03:11 PM (7rVsF)

112
77
66
I was scared there for a minute.

I saw Clarence Thomas and thought, uh-oh.

Posted by: rd at January 24, 2020 02:53 PM

Ditto.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 24, 2020 02:57 PM (ejd/p)
ITS FUNNY CAUSE THAT GUY FROM PBS DIED RECENTLY AND NOBODY NOTICED.
Posted by: Ben Rothliesbegergler at January 24, 2020 02:59 PM

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Establishment News Media has been dead to me for many years.

Posted by: rd at January 24, 2020 03:12 PM (+0uDE)

113 106 A black woman maybe but its obvious women have become the bigger protected group to Leftists. 1/2 the voting block is a big ticket.

Posted by: Skip at January 24, 2020 03:12 PM (ZCEU2)

114 #101 maybe that Ed Buck scandal is waiting for Schiff on the Capitol Steps.

Adam Schiff? You're under arrest.

Posted by: torabora at January 24, 2020 03:12 PM (CsNBQ)

115 Was just telling my wife about the documentary and she said that at the time, she believed Anita Hill. But she also said that beyotch at the Cavanaugh hearing had the skank rising off of her like the miasma coming out of the ground of a fetid swamp.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at January 24, 2020 03:12 PM (dZ/kK)

116 o/t but timely:

breitbart cites an op-ed on the mueller report by schiff in the wash post from april 2019, where schiff argues that a president (obama) has a duty to investigate a candidate and potential successor (trump) if he suspects him of foreign corruption!

Posted by: mjc at January 24, 2020 03:12 PM (Pg+x7)

117 http://bit.ly/3aGcy9h
*******
Exclusive -- David Mamet: Trump Is a 'Great President,' Left's Reaction Has Been 'Psychotic'

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 24, 2020 03:12 PM (BqBId)

118 Wonder if rules of quarantine are relaxed depending on the social credit card rating?

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at January 24, 2020 03:13 PM (LO0q6)

119 But she also said that beyotch at the Cavanaugh hearing had the skank rising off of her like the miasma coming out of the ground of a fetid swamp.

She exuded crazy like heat waves off a Sahara dune

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2020 03:13 PM (KZzsI)

120 I had a similar fear when I saw the announcement for a new thread on him. Glad it was one to honor him and I will try to bestir myself and see it locally.

Justice Thomas is one of the all time great Associate Justices and in many ways, his originalism shows a quiet brilliance in his opinions without the vitriol that sometimes marred Scalia's work. His recognition of past incidents in American where it did not meet its ideals also is without rancor in his treatment of America's past legal rulings and the flaws of the Framers. In criminal cases, he is not a patsy for the government and is definitely not a politician in robes.

He also strikes me as a decent person akin to William Rehnquist and dedicated to America. Last I heard, on his breaks, he boards an RV and travels throughout the country and he also gives consideration for clerkships to a variety of candidates, not just Ivy Leaguers. Many of his clerks have risen to high honors in the law and speak well of him.

If you do appreciate him, simply write it on a postcard and drop him a line. (Postcards do better in today's fear of noxious substances sent through the mail). He might answer or not but he is a national treasure and best to let him know that before time grows short.

Everyone needs an attaboy when they get it right.

Posted by: whig at January 24, 2020 03:13 PM (EUDB2)

121 I don't know how bad it is, but how bad can the Corona virus get before the ChiComs can't hide it?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh


How bad? Bad bad.

They are only letting us know what they want us to know. Think about that. Commie China isn't an open society.

Posted by: rickb223 at January 24, 2020 03:13 PM (XkxK0)

122 100 years from now the true story of Clarence Thomas will be celebrated throughout the Land. The passage of time and the demise of the current crop of Lefty Fuckheads will enable truth to emerge.

At least that is my hope.

Posted by: Sharkman at January 24, 2020 03:13 PM (fp3O8)

123
Your future in a Sanders Administration

"You have a deadly virus. We have to put you in a 'quarantine center'."

"But I feel fine!"

"Come along with us. Now!"

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 24, 2020 03:14 PM (7rVsF)

124 A black woman maybe but its obvious women have become the bigger protected group to Leftists. 1/2 the voting block is a big ticket.

Yeah they have the black vote locked in by the high 90s every election, the Democrats don't need to pander to them.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at January 24, 2020 03:14 PM (KZzsI)

125 The thing is before communist ideology became a thing, the arc of history did seem to be moving in the direction of human liberty. The rise of democratic governments. Western civilization (which was ascendant) repudiating and trying to stamp out slavery.

If you were looking only at western civilization the statement holds true. Now one can argue the cause. My personal one is Christianity- which is why it is one of the targets of communism.

Just my two cents.

Posted by: Aetius451AD personal phone at January 24, 2020 03:14 PM (oXJmp)

126 great post JJ!

Posted by: vmom 2020 at January 24, 2020 03:15 PM (G546f)

127 116 Lizzy I think yesterday said if elected she was going to investigate everything President Trump was into.

Posted by: Skip at January 24, 2020 03:16 PM (ZCEU2)

128 111


I don't know how bad it is, but how bad can the Corona virus get before the ChiComs can't hide it?


Only took 3 weeks for the news to get out. I think it was quite a bit longer for SARS.

What is worse now than then is the mobility of the chinese population. Daily-mail is reporting 2 cases in France now.

They are also pulling out all sorts of gloom-and-doom predictions from any "scientist" they can find.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at January 24, 2020 03:16 PM (XzVUd)

129 53 I have been waiting for this with bated breath. Thomas is one of the last patriots.

Though, I heard a rumor PBS will air it. I'm sure their cut will be crudely edited to show Thomas putting pube trimmings in Judy Woodruff's drink.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 24, 2020 02:55 PM (fUqBx)

She had it coming.

Posted by: josephistan at January 24, 2020 03:16 PM (Izzlo)

130 Mediaite@Mediaite
Trump Tells Dangerous Lie That Gov. Northam Would 'Execute A Baby After Birth' To Massive DC March For Life Crowd

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And the mere fact that Coonman did actually say that doesn't make saying that he said any less of a lie.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at January 24, 2020 03:16 PM (+y/Ru)

131 Thanks for the review, J.J. Will watch.

Posted by: ShainS, Club Gulag > Club Gitmo at January 24, 2020 03:16 PM (YAUxE)

132 The Left has indoctrinated three generations of schoolchildren with the turgid morality tale To Kill a Mockingbird

Not unlike their adoption of the witch hunt tactics deplored in their other favorite fable, The Crucible, which became a road map for a McCarthyite persecution of patriotic Donald Trump as an alleged Russian asset rather than a cautionary tale against doing that very thing.

Posted by: Patrick at January 24, 2020 03:17 PM (YkE0z)

133 JJ, a black and white photo of Justice Thomas nearly gave me a heart attack.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at January 24, 2020 03:18 PM (YslsA)

134 Looks like a happy man, unlike Leftists.

Posted by: wth at January 24, 2020 03:18 PM (v0R5T)

135 Long Arc of History

1. This presumes history travels in a certain (smooth) trajectory, when in fact it often gets bumped off course by unforeseen events.

2. It also presumes a particular destination, an end point that can be calculated with some precision, when in fact we cannot know how, when or where secular history will end. And futuristic historians hardly agree on what that endpoint is, or should be.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 24, 2020 03:19 PM (m45I2)

136 Virginia Thomas is one of the ladies who formed the conservative group that wrote the letter to the Washington Post demanding they stop referring to Jennifer Rubin as a conservative writer for the Post. I don't know whatever became of that.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 24, 2020 03:10 PM


Pretty sure they said LOLGF and used it to light their bongs.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 24, 2020 03:19 PM (ejd/p)

137 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7923913

Residents of the Chinese city at the centre of the country's coronavirus
crisis fear they are 'trapped' and will all be infected because of the
government lockdown which has stopped anyone from leaving.
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Panic is probably the worst problem right now.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at January 24, 2020 03:19 PM (XzVUd)

138 If you get the Tecatevirus, stay within 10 yards of the toilet.

Posted by: wth at January 24, 2020 03:19 PM (v0R5T)

139
If you do appreciate him, simply write it on a postcard and drop him a line. (Postcards do better in today's fear of noxious substances sent through the mail). He might answer or not but he is a national treasure and best to let him know that before time grows short.

Everyone needs an attaboy when they get it right.
Posted by: whig at January 24, 2020 03:13 PM (EUDB2)

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I send a card inside an unsealed envelope sealed inside a mailing envelope, which means I have to pay extra postage for the oversized envelope.

And I do not send enough of them.

Posted by: rd at January 24, 2020 03:20 PM (+0uDE)

140 If you get the Tecatevirus, stay within 10 yards of the toilet.
Posted by: wth at January 24, 2020 03:19 PM (v0R5T)
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And have plenty of limes on hand.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at January 24, 2020 03:20 PM (jW9oF)

141 I am so looking forward to watching this. Thanks for the review.
Standing up to Biden's high tech lynching was the singularly bravest thing I ever saw someone do. He is an example to us all.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 24, 2020 03:20 PM (NVYyb)

142 They are also pulling out all sorts of gloom-and-doom predictions from any "scientist" they can find.


********

You can't yell "PANDEMIC" on a crowded planet!!!

Posted by: Muldoon at January 24, 2020 03:21 PM (m45I2)

143 Lovely post, J.J. Thank you.

Posted by: IC at January 24, 2020 03:21 PM (a0IVu)

144 "PANDEMIC!!!!!" garners web clicks

Posted by: Muldoon at January 24, 2020 03:21 PM (m45I2)

145 They are finally out in the open. Governor Coonman saying make the baby comfy before execution (he said it, it's recorded) is a lie. Slow Joe bragging about getting a Uke prosecutor fired (he said it, it's recorded) is a lie. It's Joey the Gimp Goebbels time.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at January 24, 2020 03:21 PM (C1Lsn)

146 "PANDEMIC!!!!!" garners web clicks


*******

It'll probably go viral!

Posted by: Muldoon at January 24, 2020 03:22 PM (m45I2)

147 125 The thing is before communist ideology became a thing, the arc of history did seem to be moving in the direction of human liberty. The rise of democratic governments. Western civilization (which was ascendant) repudiating and trying to stamp out slavery.

Posted by: Aetius451AD personal phone at January 24, 2020 03:14 PM (oXJmp)

The rise of democratic governments happened after a 200 to 400(depending on location) year decline in liberty. Slavery had also for a time been virtually extinct in western civilization. Generally speaking the early post Roman governments were not terribly large or oppressive.

Posted by: Someguy at January 24, 2020 03:22 PM (0K0ay)

148 Justice Thomas is also a Husker fan.
Posted by: fixerupper at January 24, 2020 03:05 PM (8XRCm)

Did not know that.

Most agree New Day Rising is their best album, but I'm partial to Flip Your Wig

Posted by: JoeF. at January 24, 2020 03:22 PM (CqE5x)

149
Panic is probably the worst problem right now.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at January 24, 2020 03:19 PM (XzVUd)

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Who is panicking more? The people of Wuhan, or the Chinese Communist Party and Communist Government?

Posted by: rd at January 24, 2020 03:22 PM (+0uDE)

150 They are also pulling out all sorts of gloom-and-doom predictions from any "scientist" they can find.


********

You can't yell "PANDEMIC" on a crowded planet!!!
Posted by: Muldoon at January 24, 2020 03:21 PM



You know that the true crazies of the enviro left are quietly high fiving each other and hoping for the worst.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 24, 2020 03:22 PM (ejd/p)

151 Who is panicking more? The people of Wuhan, or the Chinese Communist Party and Communist Government?

Posted by: rd at January 24, 2020 03:22 PM (+0uDE)
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Yes.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at January 24, 2020 03:23 PM (jW9oF)

152 Who is panicking more? The people of Wuhan, or the Chinese Communist Party and Communist Government?

Posted by: rd at January 24, 2020


The American media.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at January 24, 2020 03:23 PM (myjNJ)

153 Exclusive -- David Mamet: Trump Is a 'Great President,' Left's Reaction Has Been 'Psychotic'
Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 24, 2020 03:12 PM (BqBId)

Psychotic Reaction?

Posted by: JoeF. at January 24, 2020 03:24 PM (CqE5x)

154 129 53 I have been waiting for this with bated breath. Thomas is one of the last patriots.

Though, I heard a rumor PBS will air it. I'm sure their cut will be crudely edited to show Thomas putting pube trimmings in Judy Woodruff's drink.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 24, 2020 02:55 PM (fUqBx)

She had it coming.
Posted by: josephistan at January 24, 2020 03:16 PM (Izzlo)

It was supposedly a single hair.

The stupidest part of that stupid story is that for all these years, everyone has been scared to point out that with a bunch of African Americans working in that office, all it would take is for a single hair to casually fall off of any of their heads and that's what i would look like.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 24, 2020 03:24 PM (Kpl3J)

155 Who is panicking more? The people of Wuhan, or the Chinese Communist Party and Communist Government?


Who is RBG, Alex?

Posted by: Huck Follywood at January 24, 2020 03:24 PM (NVYyb)

156 153 Exclusive -- David Mamet: Trump Is a 'Great President,' Left's Reaction Has Been 'Psychotic'
Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 24, 2020 03:12 PM (BqBId)

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He's always been good at needling the left.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 24, 2020 03:24 PM (q80AH)

157 I would hate it if we ended up with Thomas desperately hanging on like RBG is.
Posted by: rd at January 24, 2020 02:57 PM (+0uDE)

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Won't happen. Thomas isn't a monstrous power-demon from Hell. He'll leave with his dignity when the time comes.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at January 24, 2020 02:59 PM (fUqBx)
***************
Right now I can't think of anyone to replace him who's as fiercely conservative as he is.
I love this man.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 24, 2020 03:25 PM (wiXsO)

158 I love that top photo. What a remarkable man he is.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Purveyor of Locally Sourced artisinal Hogwash at January 24, 2020 03:25 PM (xPJvm)

159 You can't spell 'pandemic' without 'panic'.

Posted by: Muldoon at January 24, 2020 03:25 PM (m45I2)

160
Residents of the Chinese city at the centre of the country's coronavirus crisis fear they are 'trapped' and will all be infected because of the government lockdown which has stopped anyone from leaving.

Good thing I live out in the country and rarely get out of the house.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 24, 2020 03:25 PM (7rVsF)

161 149 Who is panicking more? The people of Wuhan, or the Chinese Communist Party and Communist Government?

Posted by: rd at January 24, 2020 03:22 PM (+0uDE)

The New Orleans Saints.

Posted by: Allie at January 24, 2020 03:25 PM (UnA8+)

162 "For me, and many others, it was a seminal moment in my becoming politically aware, at least of recognizing the hypocrisy, viciousness and lust for power that we are now seeing raging out in the open with the Democrat-Media Complex."

Let it be remembered that those hearings were also the wake-up moment for Andrew Breitbart, as he chronicled in his book "Righteous Indignation."

When you think of what a powerful catalyst Andrew was -- I doubt that Donald Trump would be president today if Andrew had not shown us how to knock the leftist media off their sacred pedestal -- you can say quite accurately that Clarence Thomas bent the arc of history mightily indeed.

P.S. Let it also never be forgotten who the head scoundrel at those hearings was: Joe Biden. His utter malice and viciousness was breathtaking.

Posted by: Kathy from Kansas at January 24, 2020 03:25 PM (YUin3)

163 I saw Psychotic Reaction open for The Thunder Pussies at the Fox Theater back in '76.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at January 24, 2020 03:25 PM (dZ/kK)

164 2. It also presumes a particular destination, an end point that can be calculated with some precision, when in fact we cannot know how, when or where secular history will end. And futuristic historians hardly agree on what that endpoint is, or should be.
Posted by: Muldoon at January 24, 2020 03:19 PM (m45I2)

Absolutely, history is a heartless bitch and people suck.

The thing is, people have a tendency to think in trends. They try to order the world based on what they see. I think someone in the 50s and very early 60s can be forgiven for a certain amount of optimism.

Posted by: Aetius451AD personal phone at January 24, 2020 03:26 PM (oXJmp)

165 149 Who is panicking more? The people of Wuhan, or the Chinese Communist Party and Communist Government?



You think the party is panicking?? Those guys are fine with millions dead and their own families get the best medical care (and organs).


Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at January 24, 2020 03:26 PM (XzVUd)

166 Memories of my grandmother discovering CSpan and watching those confirmation hearings. She did not understand why the man was so hated and dismissed the 'academic' who followed him around from job to job as a cheap wannabe. Cheap wannabe got her tenured position and Justice Thomas has had years of dismissal. Toxic envious lefty woman, remarkably similar to the beach baby attempting to derail another accomplished person.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 24, 2020 03:26 PM (MIKMs)

167 Want to see. One of my favorite Justices.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 24, 2020 02:50 PM (1CjJc)


Ditto. And I couldn't help but notice his mention of Ayn Rand and Sowell as formative food for his mind.

For the Left, it's Saul Alinsky and Howard Zinn etal. Both Shrillary and TFG were Alinsky acolytes; Zinn's fake history is being pushed in many public schools.

And sad to say, but the Left is winning the battle for young minds. Deprogramming is difficult at best, but there is some progress as the alt media gets their message out.

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 24, 2020 03:26 PM (Z4rgH)

168
Who is panicking more? The people of Wuhan, or the Chinese Communist Party and Communist Government?

Posted by: rd at January 24, 2020 03:22 PM (+0uDE)


Who is panicking more? Hollywood or the NBA?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 24, 2020 03:26 PM (7rVsF)

169 125 aetius "before communist ideology became the thing, the arc of history seemed to be moving in the direction of human liberty..."

now they say the arc of history moves toward (social) justice.

that's a really important distinction. once upon a time the goal was commonly known to be liberty. they're moving the goalposts and the "justice" they aim for includes tyranny.

Posted by: mjc at January 24, 2020 03:27 PM (Pg+x7)

170 Right now I can't think of anyone to replace him who's as fiercely conservative as he is.
I love this man.
Posted by: redridinghood


Amy Comey Barrett?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 24, 2020 03:29 PM (XkxK0)

171 Who is panicking more? The people of Wuhan, or the Chinese Communist Party and Communist Government?

Posted by: rd at January 24, 2020 03:22 PM (+0uDE)

From what leaked videos I've seen from inside Wuhan, I'd say the people are panicking most.

Posted by: Refrozen Surfperch at January 24, 2020 03:29 PM (tVQUs)

172 153 Exclusive -- David Mamet: Trump Is a 'Great President,' Left's Reaction Has Been 'Psychotic'
Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at January 24, 2020 03:12 PM (BqBId)

Psychotic Reaction?
Posted by: JoeF. at January 24, 2020 03:24 PM (CqE5x)

He has a new play on Broadway, maybe this will keep the lefties away & drive down ticket prices so I can see it

Posted by: josephistan at January 24, 2020 03:29 PM (Izzlo)

173 Laura Ingraham and Carrie Severino use to clerk for him.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 24, 2020 03:29 PM (wiXsO)

174 His opinions are not well thought out and they're very poorly written.

He's not light-skinned at all, and having to listen to his Negro dialect is like getting slapped in the face with an exercise band.

Posted by: Harry Reid at January 24, 2020 03:29 PM (9vQJW)

175 I have sure got my hopes up for this Coronavirus, but I gotta admit, after having every big world-ending event of this millenium turn out be just a bunch of bogeyman stories and hot air, I'm getting jaded and I'm worried that this too may just turn out to be a gigantic wet fart. I'm ready to be disappointed yet again.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 24, 2020 03:29 PM (Kpl3J)

176 169 125 aetius "before communist ideology became the thing, the arc of history seemed to be moving in the direction of human liberty..."

now they say the arc of history moves toward (social) justice.

that's a really important distinction. once upon a time the goal was commonly known to be liberty. they're moving the goalposts and the "justice" they aim for includes tyranny.
Posted by: mjc at January 24, 2020 03:27 PM (Pg+x7)

I just don't see how all these Socially Left people don't understand that once they get their precious communism, the people in charge are going to be stiflingly anti-expression. Their green hair, their tattoos, their face piercings... those people are going to be the first ones on the wall.

Posted by: Allie at January 24, 2020 03:29 PM (UnA8+)

177 ICYMI, This is from a super conservative Jen Rubin about Pencil Neck Schift for Brains presentation:

"This is the most brilliant legal presentation I have heard. None comes close. The tone, the facts, the anticipated defenses. I am in awe."

Unfuckinbelievable!

This woman needs a guardian, STAT.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserios at January 24, 2020 03:29 PM (pw+jk)

178 This scared the shit out of me seeing it up there I thought it was a death notice.

Posted by: blaster at January 24, 2020 03:29 PM (9VeU0)

179
I don't know how bad it is, but how bad can the Corona virus get before the ChiComs can't hide it?

Only took 3 weeks for the news to get out. I think it was quite a bit longer for SARS.

What is worse now than then is the mobility of the chinese population. Daily-mail is reporting 2 cases in France now.

They are also pulling out all sorts of gloom-and-doom predictions from any "scientist" they can find.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at January 24, 2020 03:16 PM

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The Chinese are the fastest growing segment of tourists, from just about Zero in 1999 to something like 25% to 50% of all tourists now.

Add in all the foreign business people visiting their Chinese operations and Chinese visiting their foreign operations; and you have a lot of potential disease carriers.

Posted by: rd at January 24, 2020 03:30 PM (+0uDE)

180 A report produced by researchers from Lancaster University in England,
the University of Florida and the University of Glasgow, estimated that
only one in 20 coronavirus cases are being diagnosed.
===========

I wonder where these researchers got the data for this report? Either the chinese are *not* hiding it ... or the researchers are just making shit up.

Now, this may be true and if it is, then the shit will hit the fan in Wuhan (sorry muldoon). No-one is going to be able to cover up something this big.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at January 24, 2020 03:30 PM (XzVUd)

181 O/T but McConnell should announce at the very very end of today's Schiff show that he's calling the weekend off so that the Republicans' opening statement can begin not on a dead-TV Saturday or Sunday, but on Monday.

And that all Senators have a gag order in place over the weekend, as to what has been happening in the Senate.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at January 24, 2020 03:31 PM (+fPHo)

182 Amy Comey Barrett?
Posted by: rickb223 at January 24, 2020 03:29 PM (XkxK0)
************
She's pro-life, but sure how is she on other matters.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 24, 2020 03:31 PM (wiXsO)

183 I'm wondering how progs across the country are going to wrap their minds around the fact that Impeachment has failed.

Posted by: Tom Servo at January 24, 2020 03:32 PM (Kpl3J)

184 I shall reserve judgement on the Coronavirus until Bill Nye is consulted by CNN.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at January 24, 2020 03:32 PM (C1Lsn)

185 Thank you for this post, JJ.

I wasn't paying much attention to politics at the time of Justice Thomas' trial in the Senate. I do remember it being confusing, I wondered why in the world a black man would be so crucified by both politicians and the media. Then I started to pay attention.

And I've paid attention ever since.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 24, 2020 03:32 PM (d7Ww2)

186 you have a lot of potential disease carriers.

Posted by: rd at January 24, 2020 03:30 PM (+0uDE)

Only the ones who were in Wuhan recently. If it spreads throughout china then you might be right but other governments will react if that happens.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at January 24, 2020 03:32 PM (XzVUd)

187 His opinions are not well thought out and they're very poorly written.

He's not light-skinned at all, and having to listen to his Negro dialect is like getting slapped in the face with an exercise band.
Posted by: Harry Reid at January 24, 2020 03:29 PM (9vQJW)


Exactly...he's not as articulate as that other black guy we got elected President twice and who also set back race relations 50 years.

Posted by: Joe Biden Schmiden at January 24, 2020 03:32 PM (dZ/kK)

188 Oh God. I saw the headline and the picture before the rest of the page pulled up, and I thought Thomas had died.

Don't do that to me!

Posted by: Dr. T at January 24, 2020 03:33 PM (2PXwn)

189
I'm wondering how progs across the country are going to wrap their minds around the fact that Impeachment has failed.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 24, 2020 03:32 PM (Kpl3J)

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They're not.

They're going to lash out.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 24, 2020 03:34 PM (8XRCm)

190 Yes, the Thomas hearings are what finally flipped me to the conservative side for good, although the process began with the fall of the Berlin Wall. I was so sickened by what I saw from the Dems.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at January 24, 2020 03:34 PM (d6Ksn)

191 I was scared there for a minute.

I saw Clarence Thomas and thought, uh-oh.
Posted by: rd

Exact same reaction here. My first thought was he's mort. We can ill afford to lose Clarence. His lose would be at the same level, if not more significant, then Scalia (IMHO).

Posted by: Sock Monkey..doesn't play well with others at January 24, 2020 03:35 PM (r/mKb)

192
There he towered... a Golden God, standing astride the pinnacle of the legal art among the august personages of the hallowed Senate.

His head fit for Rushmore, already cast in the flesh at Gargantuan size, his all-seeing eyes bulging with the conviction and indignation of the righteous, Schiff shamed the minions of the Orange Man (who is so very bad).

And, he awed the broad mass of the civil polity, whose loyalty to the Orange Man (who is so very bad), crumbled before the illuminating truth of his mighty rhetoric.

It was a day that secures his legacy as one of the greatest, perhaps the greatest, Americans to live. He is certainly the finest conservative to bless our movement since Woodrow Wilson.

Given his proclivities, we will forgo our usual request for Democrats to bull for our lonesome hausfraus, and eagerly offer ourselves for the roughest love he has to offer... Hopefully, a love as rough as the love of the most ardent otter.

Posted by: The Conservative Media Ecosystem™ at January 24, 2020 03:35 PM (fUqBx)

193 When I saw this I new exactly what this was about as I have been anticipating seeing this documentary, but yeah I can see how it could freak some people out at first glance.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 24, 2020 03:35 PM (wiXsO)

194
He's not light-skinned at all, and having to listen to his Negro dialect is like getting slapped in the face with an exercise band.

Very good, but you used a capital "N" in "negro". Let us please protect the purity of our womanhood. Correct and resubmit.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 24, 2020 03:35 PM (7rVsF)

195 189
I'm wondering how progs across the country are going to wrap their minds around the fact that Impeachment has failed.
Posted by: Tom Servo at January 24, 2020 03:32 PM (Kpl3J)

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They're not.

They're going to lash out.
Posted by: fixerupper at January 24, 2020 03:34 PM (8XRCm)

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That'll teach those blue cities to oppose Donald Trump's impeachment.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 24, 2020 03:36 PM (q80AH)

196 177 ICYMI, This is from a super conservative Jen Rubin about Pencil Neck Schift for Brains presentation:

"This is the most brilliant legal presentation I have heard. None comes close. The tone, the facts, the anticipated defenses. I am in awe."

Unfuckinbelievable!

This woman needs a guardian, STAT.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserios at January 24, 2020 03:29 PM

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Many professional Hollywood actresses and actors will suck any joint for a part in a movie. Why wouldn't Jen Rubin and the other professional conservatives spew ridiculous opinions for money and the approval of their owners? At least just talking and lying to an audience is less physically degrading than what Weinstein put his actresses through.

Posted by: rd at January 24, 2020 03:36 PM (+0uDE)

197 181 O/T but McConnell should announce at the very very end of today's Schiff show that he's calling the weekend off so that the Republicans' opening statement can begin not on a dead-TV Saturday or Sunday, but on Monday.

I heard that the Trump team was gonna open on Saturday for about an hour with some good counter attack then close till Monday so the weekend shows have to talk about it.

Posted by: It's me donna at January 24, 2020 03:36 PM (6XlcD)

198 They're not.

They're going to lash out.
Posted by: fixerupper at January 24, 2020 03:34 PM


Moar House hearings! Moar witnesses! Moar Impeachment articles!11!!!!! Eleventy!!!!

*rinse*

*repeat*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 24, 2020 03:36 PM (ejd/p)

199 Only the ones who were in Wuhan recently. If it spreads throughout china then you might be right but other governments will react if that happens.
Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at January 24, 2020 03:32 PM (XzVUd)

Wuhan's apparently a big city, though. It'd be like saying everyone who's been in Chicago recently.

That's a large pool.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at January 24, 2020 03:36 PM (J+mig)

200 I'm wondering how progs across the country are going to wrap their minds around the fact that Impeachment has failed.
_------------------------

They'll blame Putin.

And Trump.

And Rush Limbaugh.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 24, 2020 03:36 PM (iwZ9u)

201 JJ needs to add: Thomas: STILL the Man after all these years!

J/k

Posted by: Aetius451AD personal phone at January 24, 2020 03:36 PM (oXJmp)

202 only one in 20 coronavirus cases are being diagnosed
........

I usually only get the 12-pack.

Posted by: wth at January 24, 2020 03:36 PM (v0R5T)

203
I was so sickened by what I saw from the Dems.
Posted by: Donna&&&&V. at January 24, 2020 03:34 PM (d6Ksn)

-----

Most Dems had two reactions to the fall of the Soviet Union.

1. Genuine Grief
2. Elbowing their way to the press to take credit for the fall.


Not much in between.

Posted by: fixerupper at January 24, 2020 03:36 PM (8XRCm)

204 200 I'm wondering how progs across the country are going to wrap their minds around the fact that Impeachment has failed.
_------------------------

They'll blame Putin.

And Trump.

And Rush Limbaugh.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 24, 2020 03:36 PM (iwZ9u)


We have to minimally retain the Senate in order to keep reforming the judiciary.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 24, 2020 03:37 PM (zBaqJ)

205 And I've paid attention ever since.
Posted by: nurse ratched

The beginning of the scales falling from my eyes.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..doesn't play well with others at January 24, 2020 03:37 PM (r/mKb)

206 Oh hey, JJ

There was something I wanted to point out from today's report. Maybe you will see it here. Kind of pedantic, but anyway.

Mt. Fuji is "fuji-san" and never fujiyama. This is hard to explain, but "yama" means mountain, and fuji-san has the character for mountain in it, but when used in that word it is pronounced "san". Japanese characters have multiple pronunciations depending on origin and other things, and it is glaring when you mix different classes of pronunciations.

It would be like calling Worcestershire war-chest-er-shy-er.

There is a rollercoaster called fujiyama though.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at January 24, 2020 03:37 PM (LWu6U)

207 Got that Coronavitus that's gonna make you sick!

Wuhan!
Wuhan!

Get y'all in check DEAD.

Posted by: Allie at January 24, 2020 03:37 PM (UnA8+)

208 Am I to be thankful I was not here for some of the previously unscheduled blog activity?

Posted by: Political Commissar Hrothgar at January 24, 2020 03:38 PM (gsRPK)

209 206 Oh hey, JJ

There was something I wanted to point out from today's report. Maybe you will see it here. Kind of pedantic, but anyway.

Mt. Fuji is "fuji-san" and never fujiyama. This is hard to explain, but "yama" means mountain, and fuji-san has the character for mountain in it, but when used in that word it is pronounced "san". Japanese characters have multiple pronunciations depending on origin and other things, and it is glaring when you mix different classes of pronunciations.

It would be like calling Worcestershire war-chest-er-shy-er.

There is a rollercoaster called fujiyama though.
Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at January 24, 2020 03:37 PM (LWu6U)

I was actually going to ask about just that very thing earlier, but decided not to.

Posted by: Allie at January 24, 2020 03:38 PM (UnA8+)

210 206 Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at January 24, 2020 03:37 PM (LWu6U)


I will be sure to remember that the next time I use it in an analogy...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at January 24, 2020 03:39 PM (zBaqJ)

211 It would be like calling Worcestershire war-chest-er-shy-er.
---
You mean that's not how it's pronounced?

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at January 24, 2020 03:39 PM (sWM8x)

212 Here JJ, just remember this one : 'Will you look at the Fuji-sans on her!'

Posted by: Aetius451AD personal phone at January 24, 2020 03:40 PM (oXJmp)

213 Off damn Biden sock. I feel so sorry now and I think I threw up in my mouth a little bit.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at January 24, 2020 03:40 PM (dZ/kK)

214
Got that Coronavitus that's gonna make you sick!

-----

Wuhan Clan coming at you
Protect your neck kid,
So set it off the Inspector Deck
Watch your step kid

~Wuhan Clan

Posted by: fixerupper at January 24, 2020 03:40 PM (8XRCm)

215 OT, Hannity lands Super Bowl interview with Trump.

For the love of all that is holy, please let the President talk, Hannity.

Posted by: IC at January 24, 2020 03:40 PM (a0IVu)

216 I just read the funniest-ass thing at Insty. There's a secret Twitter room (which I didn't know was a thing) called "The Decency Collective" in which the likes of "Gabrielle Union, Alyssa Milano, Jon Cryer, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller, Tom Colicchio, Jason Long, Mark Ruffalo, Adrian Grenier, Akilah Hughes, Piper Perabo, W. Kamau Bell, Ady Barkan, and Jason Kander" plus DNC representatives plot how to get rid of Trump.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 24, 2020 03:40 PM (ZGrMX)

217 With Satan's Spawn, Hillary, in office Justice Garland would be the best we could have hoped for instead of Gorsuch. Kav would have been any old run of the mill commie. RBG would have hung up the robes, and we would probably have Justice Holder. Such a fine man as Justice Thomas couldn't bear to see the Court dismantled and would retire. Who would be next?

Posted by: bill in arkansas at January 24, 2020 03:41 PM (C1Lsn)

218 The Clarence Thomas hearings turned Andrew Breitbart from a Liberal to a Conservative.

Posted by: redridinghood at January 24, 2020 03:41 PM (wiXsO)

219
t would be like calling Worcestershire war-chest-er-shy-er.

-----

Wait, wut?

Posted by: fixerupper at January 24, 2020 03:41 PM (8XRCm)

220 I felt dirty too.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at January 24, 2020 03:41 PM (dZ/kK)

221 217 With Satan's Spawn, Hillary, in office Justice Garland would be the best we could have hoped for instead of Gorsuch. Kav would have been any old run of the mill commie. RBG would have hung up the robes, and we would probably have Justice Holder. Such a fine man as Justice Thomas couldn't bear to see the Court dismantled and would retire. Who would be next?
Posted by: bill in arkansas at January 24, 2020 03:41 PM (C1Lsn)

==========

Garland was almost as far left as RBG.

He's a far lefty.

And we would have gotten worse.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at January 24, 2020 03:41 PM (q80AH)

222 David Brock trying to walk back his book The Real Anita Hill was a pitiful spin attempt. His love of man butt and vendetta against anyone that is against drives everything he does.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at January 24, 2020 03:42 PM (VzbI8)

223 I knew Corona was a shitty beer but now people are getting viruses from them?


Unbelievable.

Posted by: Mr. Wiffle Snuff at January 24, 2020 03:42 PM (yefUV)

224 Wuhan Clan coming at you

Protect your neck kid,

So set it off the Inspector Deck

Watch your step kid



~Wuhan Clan



Posted by: fixerupper at January 24, 2020 03:40 PM (8XRCm)

Cease and desist on the use of the Trademarked term, Clan. Or we'll tell hillary you have something on her.

Posted by: DNC at January 24, 2020 03:42 PM (1CjJc)

225 181 O/T but McConnell should announce at the very very end of today's Schiff show that he's calling the weekend off so that the Republicans' opening statement can begin not on a dead-TV Saturday or Sunday, but on Monday.

And that all Senators have a gag order in place over the weekend, as to what has been happening in the Senate.
Posted by: Les Kinetic at January 24, 2020 03:31 PM (+fPHo)

-------

The Republican response will wrap up on Monday or Tuesday as is. Plenty of publicity.

How do you put out a gag order for something broadcast on TV? Also a gag order this weekend would hurt the Republicans, who are responding to the lies being told in the Senate by the Democrats.

Posted by: rd at January 24, 2020 03:42 PM (+0uDE)

226
WTAF is Jon Cryer gonna do about Trump? Or Gabrielle Union? Hollywood makes people even more retarded than before they got there.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at January 24, 2020 03:42 PM (fUqBx)

227 would be like calling Worcestershire war-chest-er-shy-er.

--------
wore-shest-er-shy-er !

Posted by: Undocumented at January 24, 2020 03:43 PM (5NMZN)

228 I have a few hours of work tomorrow morning but plan to watch the President's team blow the Democrats lies out of the Senate chamber.

Posted by: Skip at January 24, 2020 03:43 PM (ZCEU2)

229 nood polling...

Posted by: SturmToddler at January 24, 2020 03:43 PM (8D42x)

230 181 O/T but McConnell should announce at the very
very end of today's Schiff show that he's calling the weekend off so
that the Republicans' opening statement can begin not on a dead-TV
Saturday or Sunday, but on Monday.



I heard that the Trump team was gonna open on Saturday for about an
hour with some good counter attack then close till Monday so the
weekend shows have to talk about it.

Posted by: It's me donna at January 24, 2020 03:36 PM (6XlcD)

Sunday is a day off. That's always the way it's been with impeachment trials. They will start earlier tomorrow, 10 a.m. instead of 1 p.m.

Posted by: Vendette at January 24, 2020 03:43 PM (SL4lK)

231 I just read the funniest-ass thing at Insty. There's a secret Twitter room (which I didn't know was a thing) called "The Decency Collective" in which the likes of "Gabrielle Union, Alyssa Milano, Jon Cryer, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller, Tom Colicchio, Jason Long, Mark Ruffalo, Adrian Grenier, Akilah Hughes, Piper Perabo, W. Kamau Bell, Ady Barkan, and Jason Kander" plus DNC representatives plot how to get rid of Trump.
Posted by: Ian S.


Hmmmm. Removing a duly elected president.
Almost sounds like an act of war.

One could make a case for, dare I say it, treason?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 24, 2020 03:43 PM (XkxK0)

232 Like someone already said, I don't expect Justice Thomas to hold on to the bitter end like RBG. I think it's likely that he'll retire during Trump's second term, so we all should appreciate him while we still have him.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at January 24, 2020 03:44 PM (sWM8x)

233 I just read the funniest-ass thing at Insty.
There's a secret Twitter room (which I didn't know was a thing) called
"The Decency Collective" in which the likes of "Gabrielle Union, Alyssa
Milano, Jon Cryer, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller, Tom Colicchio, Jason
Long, Mark Ruffalo, Adrian Grenier, Akilah Hughes, Piper Perabo, W.
Kamau Bell, Ady Barkan, and Jason Kander" plus DNC representatives plot
how to get rid of Trump.

Posted by: Ian S. at January 24, 2020 03:40 PM (ZGrMX)

===A room with a collection of people that don't meet the average American IQ. Oh and have all sucked cock to get where they are.
I like that the left bats 100 for naming things, anything, exactly opposite of what it really is.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserios at January 24, 2020 03:44 PM (pw+jk)

234 Got that Coronavitus that's gonna make you sick!

Wuhan!
Wuhan!

Get y'all in check DEAD.
Posted by: Allie at January 24, 2020 03:37 PM


Word.

- The Wu-Han Clan

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 24, 2020 03:44 PM (ejd/p)

235
Hmmmm. Removing a duly elected president.
Almost sounds like an act of war.

One could make a case for, dare I say it, treason?

Posted by: rickb223 at January 24, 2020 03:43 PM (XkxK0)

--------

They're all from Hollywood. Just make the case for EJEXIT. It's what I do.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice... EJEXIT: If Not Now, When? at January 24, 2020 03:44 PM (fUqBx)

236 Worst doucher?

Posted by: Fritz at January 24, 2020 03:44 PM (ATCV4)

237 WTAF is Jon Cryer gonna do about Trump? Or Gabrielle Union? Hollywood makes people even more retarded than before they got there.

No, no--here's what you didn't include...

WTAF is Jon Cryer gonna do about Trump? ON TWITTER Or Gabrielle Union? Hollywood makes people even more retarded than before they got there.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at January 24, 2020 03:44 PM (Boy/L)

238 199 Wuhan's apparently a big city, though. It'd be like saying everyone who's been in Chicago recently.



That's a large pool.
====

Not everyone (11M) in the city is infected. About 600 diagnosed and if you believe the one in 20 figure then at most 12,000 --- that's one in a thousand.

There will be a doubling rate which would be a complete guess at this point but since people are generally ill for two weeks, with a bad case and since for SARS each patient infects 2-5 others say the number of patients grows by a factor of 5 every week. So it would take about 3-4 weeks for everyone in the city to be infected in the absence of preventative measures (including masks, hand sanitized, isolation of patients).

So no need to panic *now*. Wait at least a week and see how things have progressed.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at January 24, 2020 03:45 PM (XzVUd)

239 The Republican response will wrap up on Monday or Tuesday as is. Plenty of publicity.
.........

It takes 24 hours to call bullshit?

Posted by: wth at January 24, 2020 03:46 PM (v0R5T)

240 jon cryer should just work on getting rid of his prolapsed rectum. fucking no talent, charile sheen coattail, riding, shitheel.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 24, 2020 03:46 PM (KP5rU)

241 I love that man. I watched every minute of those horrible hearings and hurt for him. Anita Hill is a disgusting human being.

Posted by: LMD Outer Banker at January 24, 2020 03:48 PM (b1kni)

242 Dad told me that Worcestershire sauce was a derivation of "what's this here sauce?"

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Purveyor of Locally Sourced artisinal Hogwash at January 24, 2020 03:49 PM (xPJvm)

243 It takes 24 hours to call bullshit?

Posted by: wth at January 24, 2020 03:46 PM (v0R5T)

-----The managers repeated the same thing 24 times. So the tit for such tat will be repeated 24 times!I did learn that Ukraine is one of our most important allies. Who knew?

Posted by: Undocumented at January 24, 2020 03:49 PM (5NMZN)

244 OT, Hannity lands Super Bowl interview with Trump.



For the love of all that is holy, please let the President talk, Hannity.

Posted by: IC at January 24, 2020 03:40 PM (a0IVu)

I think he is genetically unable to shut his fucking yap long enough to let his guests speak.

Posted by: Timon at January 24, 2020 03:49 PM (dKm4U)

245 "And the B-List Shall Save Us"

Seriously, that's not even a good lineup for a 70s installment of Battle of the Network stars.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at January 24, 2020 03:50 PM (iwZ9u)

246
I think he is genetically unable to shut his fucking yap long enough to let his guests speak.
Posted by: Timon at January 24, 2020 03:49 PM (dKm4U)

Limbaugh did a good job of rolling right over him last time Hannity interviewed him.

I pray Hannity is smart enough to let PDT talk about what he wants to.

Posted by: rd at January 24, 2020 03:53 PM (+0uDE)

247 Only the ones who were in Wuhan recently. If it
spreads throughout china then you might be right but other governments
will react if that happens.


Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at January 24, 2020 03:32 PM (XzVUd)


... and everyone on the plane with them for the 14 hour flight, and everyone those people have been in contact with, etc. We don't even know the incubation period.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at January 24, 2020 03:58 PM (CQ3Qb)

248 The Thomas confirmation hearing was what opened my eyes to the utter evil of the Globalist/Dem/Leftist/Secular Axis.

From that point earlier in my life I knew who the enemy was and never wavered in my belief that it represents The World of Man. It goes all the way back to fall at Eden.

Truly evil people the ones that tried to destroy him.

Posted by: Sapwolf at January 24, 2020 04:09 PM (nuv3n)

249 - The Wu-Han Clan

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at January 24, 2020 03:44 PM (ejd/p)

Old Dirty Bat Turd

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at January 24, 2020 04:10 PM (k/TB6)

250 Clarence Thomas is one of the all time greats sitting on SCOTUS.
Ted Kennedy, Joe Biden, you suck for trying to destroy him.
That photograph: awesome. Exactly what a portrait should be.

Posted by: mer at January 24, 2020 04:26 PM (or4l7)

251 Thanks for posting this. Wonderful man with a wonderful story. The American dream on steroids.

Posted by: rah at January 24, 2020 04:29 PM (QGdgs)

252
I don't mean to be saucy but it is

WOOSTER-SHIRE from Wuhan I put that shit on everything.

Posted by: saf at January 24, 2020 04:40 PM (5IHGB)

253
Great man Clarence Thomas, always knew he was white,he would laugh at that.

I bent Noah's ARC and the Covenant thingie..The ARCANSAS BENDER.

How is his movie being distributed in Canada?

Posted by: saf at January 24, 2020 04:47 PM (5IHGB)

254 Clarence Thomas, the best 'mistake' that G.H.W. Bush ever made.

Posted by: Long Life & Good Health to him at January 24, 2020 05:06 PM (+nWCH)

255 Look at all the nasty things they said about Thomas and the lies of Antita Hill all because Thomas reject Racial Prefrences and is pro 2nd Amendment

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at January 24, 2020 05:19 PM (wGqjj)

256 Every day I pray for his longevity--at least through the next Dem administration, and wonder where the black conservative legal farm team from which his replacement would come is hiding. What with former Michigan Chief Justice Robert Young and 9th Circuit Judge Janice Rogers Brown retired, I can't help but be a little apprehensive.

Posted by: 370H55V at January 24, 2020 05:56 PM (WusEB)

257 I grew up near his house in the va suburbs. I was in high school during the kerfluffel, and those pinheaded idiots protesting outside the neighborhood made our bus ride to school 30m to an hour longer, due to it being the country and no good alternative routes. Those were the times...

Posted by: Kerncon at January 24, 2020 06:58 PM (SOeBP)

258 A great man is an understatement.

Posted by: Mimi at January 24, 2020 06:59 PM (8i7Ho)

259 He's like Reagan--any time spent with him lifts you.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at January 24, 2020 07:13 PM (Ndje9)

260 Interesting review but it is misleading to say, in the same sentence, that Justice Thomas grew disillusioned with the Catholic Church and black radicals, which suggests a very false equivalence. Justice Thomas has been very clear in his writings and public interviews that the Church was and remains a very positive influence in his life. He is a practicing Catholic still.

Posted by: Brigadier at January 25, 2020 09:54 AM (pUurS)

261 Thomas's writing on the 2A, specifically focusing on black southerners who collectively armed themselves from 1880-1950, stands alone as the most important 2A justification IMO.

Posted by: Jason at January 27, 2020 10:37 AM (blG2/)

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