#MuhJudges: Kavanaugh and Barrett Refuse to Consider Illegal Ballot-Counting Changes in Pennsylvania

Before the inauguration: Not timely

After the certification: Moot

It's almost as if they're willing to resort to claiming any ol' doctrine to avoid saying that you're not allowed to violate the Constitution when you change election rules last-minute.

Alito, Gorsuch, and Thomas dissented.

On Monday, the Supreme Court threw out several of the remaining challenges to the 2020 presidential election as moot, considering that former President Donald Trump conceded to Joe Biden, who has now become president. Yet Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas dissented, arguing that the Supreme Court should have taken the opportunity to clarify election law, especially in the case of Pennsylvania.

"The Constitution gives to each state legislature authority to determine the ‘Manner’ of federal elections," Thomas wrote. "Yet both before and after the 2020 election, nonlegislative officials in various States took it upon themselves to set the rules instead. As a result, we received an unusually high number of petitions and emergency applications contesting those changes."

Thomas argued that the cases Republican Party of Pennsylvania v. Veronica DeGraffenreid (2021) and Jake Corman v. Pennsylvania Democratic Party (2021) presented "a clear example" of election law issues that the Supreme Court should put to rest. "The Pennsylvania Legislature established an unambiguous deadline for receiving mail-in ballots: 8 p.m. on election day. Dissatisfied, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court extended that deadline by three days."

"That decision to rewrite the rules seems to have affected too few ballots to change the outcome of any federal election. But that may not be the case in the future," Thomas argued. "These cases provide us with an ideal opportunity to address just what authority nonlegislative officials have to set election rules, and to do so well before the next election cycle. The refusal to do so is inexplicable."

I can explain it: the "Shadow conspiracy" article in Time Magazine explained it.

The Shadow Conspiracy article in Time was written to alert the left that these changes were absolutely critical to fake-winning the election, and that therefore, anyone on the left and anyone supporting the permanent corrupt Deep State must fight with all their might to keep these illegal rules in place.

Remember, these last-minute illegal changes were mostly justified by the pandemic threat.

But the left might not have that justification in 2022.

So the people who rigged the election told their stories to Time to let the rest of the left know: Even if there is no major pandemic threat in 2022, you must fight tooth and nail to retail the illegal rules changes we instituted supposedly "because of the pandemic."

Or else you'll just lose.

I guess the Supreme Court figured that much out.


Alito also wrote a dissent, which Justice Neil Gorsuch joined. Alito argued that these cases "present an important and recurring constitutional question: whether the Elections or Electors Clauses of the United States Constitution… are violated when a state court holds that a state constitutional provision overrides a state statute governing the manner in which a federal election is to be conducted. That question has divided the lower courts,* and our review at this time would be greatly beneficial."

"Now, the election is over, and there is no reason for refusing to decide the important question that these cases pose," Alito argued. While a decision in these cases "would not have any implications regarding the 2020 election," it would "provide invaluable guidance for future elections."

By the way, they keep saying that this wouldn't effect the results of the election because they have repeatedly sifted the number of challenges down to the point where we're talking about just a couple of thousand ballots.

They've figured out other ways to ignore the challenges to all the other ballots.

It's like breaking down a cargo into a hundred pieces and saying of each tiny piece, "No, this won't meaningfully affect the ship's seaworthiness. No this one also won't meaningfully affect the ship's seaworthiness. No this one also won't appreciably affect the ship's seaworthiness..."

Yeah but take them all together and the ship sinks.

Let me put this simply:

Teams that are winning and have the advantage in points don't start changing the rules for what counts as a "point" behind-the-scenes.

The team that is behind changes the rules.

Is that a noncontroversial enough take?

Or are we now at the point where we pretend that the team ahead on the scoreboard starts making sketchy rules-changes just to pad their margin?


Robert Barnes
@scotusreporter
BREAKING: Scotus won't take up Pennsylvania elections case that challenged state supreme court decisions to extend deadline for mail-in ballots. Thomas, Alito, Gorsuch disagree


@julie_kelly2
Looking at order list now. It looks like SCOTUS killed every election lawsuit filed by Trump and other parties. Only Thomas, Gorsuch, Alito dissented in rejecting PA GOP v PA SOS case. We have no institution to protect our elections. Thanks Barrett and Kavanaugh!


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1 Shocka

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 22, 2021 12:20 PM (kTF2Z)

2 We got fooked.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at February 22, 2021 12:20 PM (2BZBZ)

3 I nooded

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 22, 2021 12:20 PM (kTF2Z)

4 When did Trump concede? I don't remember this.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 22, 2021 12:21 PM (yQpMk)

5 We, and our President, were surrounded by liars and traitors.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at February 22, 2021 12:21 PM (AKJpt)

6 Fuck her, fuck him, fuck that, fuck them and fuck these black robed assholes especially.

Posted by: clutch cargo - not a cult, just a firm grip at February 22, 2021 12:22 PM (46GDR)

7 "It is finished".-- The last words of Jesus

Which also applies to our republic.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 22, 2021 12:22 PM (N39Ws)

8 I was very afraid of this, that all these voter fraud cases would not be allowed to go forward because they are now moot. Stupid SCOTUS.

Posted by: bluebell at February 22, 2021 12:22 PM (/669Q)

9 Surely history has some examples of what happens to a country where the rule of law is no longer applied to 'certain' parties or individuals.

Wonder how those scenarios turned out.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 22, 2021 12:22 PM (rdbLX)

10 It was a mostly great run. United States of America: 1776 - 2021

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at February 22, 2021 12:23 PM (flINI)

11
Pack the court. With dynamite.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 22, 2021 12:23 PM (s2VJv)

12 It's pretty maddening to hear the court say there's no civil remedy to enforce that particular provision of the Constitution.

Posted by: Jack Squat Bupkis at February 22, 2021 12:23 PM (Bs26G)

13 Rhetorically speaking.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 22, 2021 12:23 PM (s2VJv)

14 Ugh. What a disgrace.

Posted by: Moonbeam at February 22, 2021 12:23 PM (qe5CM)

15 It is increasingly clear that Roberts is either a communist, or deeply compromised by his illegal adoptions and pedastry.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) repeats himself at February 22, 2021 12:24 PM (yQpMk)

16 Soon it will be as if trump was never President... Just an old nutcase in prison

Posted by: It's me donna at February 22, 2021 12:24 PM (Zmnko)

17 Is anyone here surprised?...honestly?

Posted by: BignJames at February 22, 2021 12:24 PM (AwYPR)

18 Like Grump said - I thought Trump's refusal to concede, even while authorizing transition funding etc, was precisely to not render these cases moot? WTF?

In any case, a great reminder that of all the collapsed American institutions, SCOTUS is the most disastrous and unserious. And now they've literally formally declared the constitution irrelevant to the most basic process in the system, elections.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2021 12:24 PM (OTzUX)

19 Wow. I sure didn't know just how corrupt our government is.
It's nothing but commies all the way down.
WASTF

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at February 22, 2021 12:24 PM (HaL55)

20 I am Moot!

Posted by: Moot, the tree guy at February 22, 2021 12:24 PM (63Dwl)

21 "It is finished".-- The last words of Jesus

Which also applies to our republic.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at February 22, 2021 12:22 PM (N39Ws)



But, "They know not what they do" does not apply.

Posted by: LASue at February 22, 2021 12:24 PM (Ed8Zd)

22 17 Is anyone here surprised?...honestly?
Posted by: BignJames at February 22, 2021 12:24 PM (AwYPR)

Surprised? No. Enraged.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 22, 2021 12:24 PM (s2VJv)

23 Was Barrett part of Kav's prostitution ring?

Posted by: CN thinks Biden is greater than the Beatles IYKWIMAITYD at February 22, 2021 12:25 PM (ONvIw)

24 20 I am Moot!
Posted by: Moot, the tree guy at February 22, 2021 12:24 PM (63Dwl)


Floyd Smoot > Groot > Moot.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 22, 2021 12:25 PM (s2VJv)

25 I've got no doubt the whole confirmation theater we saw was strictly for our benefit. The screaming from the left was all a wink-wink nudge-nudge and I for one fell for it.

Trump was suckered into a bunch of lefties, and we've only got 3 judges that bother to stick to the constitution.

Posted by: clutch cargo - not a cult, just a firm grip at February 22, 2021 12:25 PM (46GDR)

26 SC just gave its Stamp of Approval to election fraud.

Posted by: EveR at February 22, 2021 12:25 PM (R0z7P)

27 #SCOTUS will not review challenge to Pennsylvania Supreme Court's extension of mail-in ballot deadline.

This is really disappointing because in 2018 the Pennsylvania Supreme Court (5D-2R) stuck it's nose into Congressional redistricting, completely replacing the plan by the legislature with one of their own which gave at least 3 seats to the Democrats. The issue in Republican Party of Pennsylvania v. Degraffenreid (formerly Boockvar) would have ended this practice cold.

Justices Christine Donohue(D), Kevin Dougherty (D), and David Wecht (D) are up for a retention vote in 2025, while Debra Todd(D) and Sallie Updyke Mundy (R) are up for retention vote in 2027. Chief Justice Thomas G. Saylor (R) must step down Dec 2021 and Justice Max Baer (D) must step down Dec 2022 when they reach 75 years old. If the judge is not retained or steps down, the governor, subject to the approval of the State Senate, appoints a temporary replacement until a special election can be held. Governor Wolf (D) is in office till Jan 2023, when term limits preclude him from running again.

Posted by: SMOD at February 22, 2021 12:25 PM (3aI0K)

28 Brought up from previous thread.

All of the cases from GA, WI, AZ, and PA were denied.
Posted by: WiNO - Now Fortified with Fraud at February 22, 2021 12:15 PM (Gcdtg)

Scared of the proper resolution.
Posted by: Deep State 910 at February 22, 2021 12:23 PM (qcmJn)

Posted by: Deep State 910 at February 22, 2021 12:25 PM (qcmJn)

29 And Supremes say that NY prosecutor can get all trumps tax returns

Yup

Posted by: It's me donna at February 22, 2021 12:25 PM (Zmnko)

30 Well, that's it then. We are a not so funny joke of a nation, with at least 2 sets of laws.
We are just a bunch of livestock with overseers.
I've voted in my last election.
I've served in my last jury.
I will pay as few taxes as possible.

Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 22, 2021 12:25 PM (w7KSn)

31 Corrupt fookers.

Well, it was nice knowing you America.

Posted by: Grapefruit LaCroix at February 22, 2021 12:26 PM (WvoAE)

32 This is America! We don't get no stinkin' guidance for future elections, because we are run by communists who hate our guts!

Posted by: Wofus at February 22, 2021 12:26 PM (Y9yyP)

33 How come leftist judges never become loyal Americans? It's always the other way around.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 22, 2021 12:26 PM (iDxGz)

34 well, can't say i'm surprised. disappointed, yes. but not surprised. i always knew, especially with roberts as CJ that getting the supreme court to do anything was going to be iffy. but i can't say i'm not disappointed in ACB. i would have hoped she would be more in line with Thomas, i wonder if he's as disappointed in her as we are...

Posted by: SturmToddler at February 22, 2021 12:26 PM (8D42x)

35
OH NO
SCOTUS punted
what a fuckin' surprise

Posted by: DB- just DB, guy who says 'what fresh hell this day' at February 22, 2021 12:26 PM (iTXRQ)

36 When did Trump concede? I don't remember this.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 22, 2021 12:21 PM (yQpMk)

When he left the WH on the 20th...they changed the locks.

Posted by: BignJames at February 22, 2021 12:26 PM (AwYPR)

37 ACB and Kav still want to attend those cocktail parties and other shindigs in DC.

Swamps gotta swamp.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at February 22, 2021 12:26 PM (ch6++)

38 But, "They know not what they do" does not apply.
Posted by: LASue at February 22, 2021 12:24 PM (Ed8Zd)

"Our side" knew precisely what they were doing. You have to wonder how much "generational wealth" changed hands. Federalist is dead to me.

Posted by: CN thinks Biden is greater than the Beatles IYKWIMAITYD at February 22, 2021 12:26 PM (ONvIw)

39
Stand and fight, we do consider
Reminded of an inner pact between us, that's seen as we go
And ride there, in motion
To fields in debts of honour, defending

Stand the marchers soaring talons
Peaceful lives will not deliver freedom, fighting we know
Destroy oppression, the point to reaction
As leaders look to you, attacking

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 22, 2021 12:26 PM (yQpMk)

40 SCOTUS is a joke.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at February 22, 2021 12:27 PM (WGk5J)

41 SCOTUS is a joke.

A dangerous one

Posted by: It's me donna at February 22, 2021 12:27 PM (Zmnko)

42 I get Kavanaugh. Even after they butt fucked him on national TV, he caved without a fight in his first cases.

I don't get Barrett. She was held up as this unimpeachable paragon of conservative blah blah blah.

What the fuck happens to these assholes? Does stepping foot in DC infect you with commie-flu?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 22, 2021 12:27 PM (rdbLX)

43 but i can't say i'm not disappointed in ACB. i would have hoped she would be more in line with Thomas, i wonder if he's as disappointed in her as we are...
Posted by: SturmToddler at February 22, 2021 12:26 PM (8D42x

Look for Jesse Barrett to be raking in the dough.

Posted by: CN thinks Biden is greater than the Beatles IYKWIMAITYD at February 22, 2021 12:27 PM (ONvIw)

44 At this point, the 'Constitution' is basically just an 18th century handwriting sample

Posted by: DB- just DB, guy who says 'what fresh hell this day' at February 22, 2021 12:28 PM (iTXRQ)

45 Floyd Smoot > Groot > Moot.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 22, 2021 12:25 PM


Oliver Smoot's Ear > Floyd Smoot > Groot > Moot.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 22, 2021 12:28 PM (ejd/p)

46 As Revenant was pointing out in last thread, things are worse than they even appear (yeah, hard to believe).

The lawlessness on election process is now running wild, possibly worse than shredding of the 2A, or equal protection, which are both now bad jokes as far as rule of is concerned.

"Sue and settle" (bad faith agreement to outrageous consent decrees by secretaries of state) may now "formalize" this process whereby state election law is simply tossed out by a handful of people, with of course the "court" approving. And don't forget how lawless judicial interference has *actively* reduced states' own ability to establish common sense integrity measures for elections.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2021 12:28 PM (OTzUX)

47 It really pays to suppor the GOP. These weasels will fuck you no matter what cuz conservative.

Posted by: Puddin Head at February 22, 2021 12:29 PM (/MaDp)

48 Is anyone here surprised?...honestly?
Posted by: BignJames at February 22, 2021 12:24 PM (AwYPR)

Surprised? No. Enraged.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 22, 2021 12:24 PM


This.
Very much this.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 22, 2021 12:29 PM (axyOa)

49 I see Dominion is suing the My pillow guy for 1 billion...

Posted by: It's me donna at February 22, 2021 12:29 PM (Zmnko)

50 This fish is rotten to the tail.

Posted by: Joes Mama at February 22, 2021 12:29 PM (vD+8F)

51 Before the inauguration: Not timely
After the certification: Moot


Reminds me of a faculty meeting one September in which someone proposed moving June final exams up a week. "We can't do that! It's too late! The students will howl!"

(As if the students had every minute of the next nine months planned out in detail.)

So the guy responded, "OK, so let's move it up for NEXT year."

"We can't do that! It's too soon!"

Apparently there was a 5 minute window in which the time would have been just right.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 22, 2021 12:29 PM (iDxGz)

52 I wouldn't fuck Kavanaugh with peggy noonan's dick.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 22, 2021 12:30 PM (gD/Ow)

53 I did not like Barrett from the beginning. Pence pick, holier than thou Catholic cheerleader vibe was just off putting. Yet again, he should have listened to Ron DeSantis when he pushed the Cubana judge from Florida instead of Pence and McConnell.

Also confirmed my impression of Kavanaugh as just another preppy dude who grew up inside the beltway. I guess his wife must love the DC cocktail party circuit. Feel sorry for their kids.

Posted by: WhyBanned at February 22, 2021 12:30 PM (YkawN)

54 ...making a list, checking it twice, gonna find out who's been naughty or nice...


What? Hey, Christmas is only 306 days away.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at February 22, 2021 12:30 PM (LsplE)

55 Uniparty gonna Uniparty

Posted by: brak at February 22, 2021 12:30 PM (H+PtW)

56 This seems novel ...
Sheriffs in a Missouri county have been given new powers to arrest
federal agents who attempt to violate citizens' gun rights in their
jurisdiction. The Newton County Commission in Missouri passed an
ordinance that criminalizes the enforcement of any federal law that
infringes upon the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

Posted by: SMOD at February 22, 2021 12:30 PM (3aI0K)

57 How's our ass taste.

No, don't tell us, we don't care -- we're just happy we're forcing you to do it.

Posted by: The global Left at February 22, 2021 12:30 PM (x/j+k)

58 Mitch McConnell told his judges how to vote and they did.

Posted by: OhNoNotTheBees at February 22, 2021 12:31 PM (TEWKg)

59 What this means is: Elections don't matter. Non legislative officials can make up whatever rules they want and we just have to suck it.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 22, 2021 12:31 PM (gD/Ow)

60 they tried to cut Kavanaugh's balls off and he just delivers them to them like Shari's Berries

Posted by: x4 at February 22, 2021 12:31 PM (oA+QO)

61 They always find a technicality to not make a conservative ruling.

I'm starting to think a conservative majority on the court was never going to do anything anyway, we weren't missing anything.

Instead will get a handful of mostly meaningless rulings that the Left will flip out over and scare "conservative" justices to dial it back.

Posted by: Blago at February 22, 2021 12:32 PM (gkdnV)

62 Wait i heard that Trump is secretly the President and the SCOTUS was going to affirm all that today how could this be?

Posted by: blaster at February 22, 2021 12:32 PM (Ef23Y)

63 These decisions deserve a proper flyover.

Posted by: Troy Aikman at February 22, 2021 12:32 PM (Js/7v)

64 No irregularities were found by ANY court !!!!!!

Posted by: Lefties Everywhere at February 22, 2021 12:32 PM (BqBIh)

65 Not that I give a crap living in the former USA, but the GOP is gonna have to learn to cheat if they want power. SCOTUS has codified cheating as a-ok. Cheating is not only required, its the law.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 22, 2021 12:32 PM (r+sAi)

66 What the fuck happens to these assholes? Does stepping foot in DC infect you with commie-flu?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 22, 2021 12:27 PM


My guess...the unmarked envelopes are delivered anonymously at night. One has a hundred grand in it. The other pictures of your family.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 22, 2021 12:32 PM (axyOa)

67 56 This seems novel ...
Sheriffs in a Missouri county have been given new powers to arrest
federal agents who attempt to violate citizens' gun rights in their
jurisdiction. The Newton County Commission in Missouri passed an
ordinance that criminalizes the enforcement of any federal law that
infringes upon the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.
Posted by: SMOD at February 22, 2021 12:30 PM (3aI0K


It's really going to come back to the south (and some non-geographic 'southern' states against the Fed and all the blue states.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 22, 2021 12:32 PM (rdbLX)

68 The U.S. Federal government is utterly and completely corrupt. Top to bottom. Stem to stern. I no longer have any fealty to the United States of America for it no longer exists.

Posted by: Eat The Eloi at February 22, 2021 12:32 PM (RGRIY)

69 "We have no institution to protect our elections."

That sounds like hyperbole, but it's a statement of clear fact. This country is fucked.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at February 22, 2021 12:32 PM (sWM8x)

70 SerialRapist and LiteralHandmaiden

Deep Sate pawns.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at February 22, 2021 12:32 PM (Bmy3R)

71 I see Dominion is suing the My pillow guy for 1 billion...
Posted by: It's me donna at February 22, 2021 12:29 PM (Zmnko)


According to her website last week, Sidney Powell isn't backing down.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at February 22, 2021 12:32 PM (y7DUB)

72 Same as it ever was.

Posted by: blaster at February 22, 2021 12:32 PM (Ef23Y)

73 The SCOTUS has failed to deliver on its responsibilities and openly batted for Team Government Power at all costs.

In other words, it's a day ending in "Y."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 22, 2021 12:32 PM (UZVEt)

74 I imagine if a republican sos made last minute election changes that seemed to benefit the right, the SCOTUS would have a different opinion on hearing the case.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at February 22, 2021 12:33 PM (gD/Ow)

75 ...making a list, checking it twice, gonna find out who's been naughty or nice...


What? Hey, Christmas is only 306 days away.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at February 22, 2021 12:30 PM


Oh great.
Hallmark Xmas movie specials start next week then.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 22, 2021 12:33 PM (axyOa)

76 What the fuck happens to these assholes? Does stepping foot in DC infect you with commie-flu?
Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 22, 2021 12:27 PM (rdbLX)


I think that 99% of these people are swamp first. They were before, and they were now. It's like a bunch of sleeper cells. They were playing their parts, and when called to SCOTUS they were activated.

They knew how the hearings would go, and while we were outraged at antics of the left, people like Schumer and Ford and the horrible accusations, it was all Kabuki. If we'd have known his true intentions, what might have happened? They all went out for drinks and a laugh afterwards. Trump fell for it too - but then again, I don't think there's a single appointment he could have made that wouldn't have gone the same way.

Posted by: clutch cargo - not a cult, just a firm grip at February 22, 2021 12:33 PM (46GDR)

77 No worries, I'm sure the FBI is investigating this voter fraud election. hahahahahahahaha

Posted by: It's me donna at February 22, 2021 12:33 PM (Zmnko)

78 42

Or she was always what you now see...prepped for this very function, like Obama was.

Posted by: The global Left at February 22, 2021 12:33 PM (x/j+k)

79 man points gun at another

SCOTUS "but has he shot you yet ?"

man kills another

SCOTUS " he's dead, Jim"

Posted by: REDACTED at February 22, 2021 12:33 PM (6iURM)

80 Kav and Barrett both have school-age kids. Are they worried about kids being ostracized by their peers more than the future of this country? Is Kav doing this bc he's been warned about Impeachment if he voted w the conservatives (like he did in the first PA case, prior to election)? I think both of these are compromised, more than just being Souters in the making.

Posted by: EveR at February 22, 2021 12:33 PM (R0z7P)

81 My guess...the unmarked envelopes are delivered anonymously at night. One has a hundred grand in it. The other pictures of your family.
Posted by: Diogenes at February 22, 2021 12:32 PM (axyOa)


Money or leverage. They are dirty coming in or get dirty once they arrive.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 22, 2021 12:34 PM (rdbLX)

82 @65 that's right.

The GOP is going to have to get good at cheating if there is any hope of cleaning it up.

Posted by: blaster at February 22, 2021 12:34 PM (Ef23Y)

83 Damn. I thought Barrett had some courage.

Posted by: Francis W. Porretto at February 22, 2021 12:34 PM (z/nZY)

84 I don't know what game SCOTUS is playing, but I have maintained for years that they'll bear a large portion of responsibility when the war kicks off.

You have four choices: dig in and seriously prepare for it, hope you check out before it happens and abandon your descendants (if you have any), emigrate, or accept whatever boot comes for your neck.

The clock is ticking and at some point the decision will be made for you.

Posted by: someguy at February 22, 2021 12:34 PM (BaGvt)

85 What the fuck happens to these assholes? Does stepping foot in DC infect you with commie-flu?

Posted by: AlaBAMA

___

It honestly comes down to like what happened to Sarah Huckabee Sanders where she was run out of a posh restaurant by the DC kool kidz, that's what they're most worried about, it's not the Constitution or the rule of law. Important people might accuse them of being "Trumpy"

Posted by: Blago at February 22, 2021 12:34 PM (gkdnV)

86 I want a non lawyer on SCOTUS. a bunch of them.

Posted by: x4 at February 22, 2021 12:34 PM (oA+QO)

87 And don't forget the cowardice and idiocy of the GOP down the line. The state legislatures have had their clear authority over a vital matter crudely usurped, and they have done/will do nothing, bupkis. I doubt 10% of the incumbent GOP legislators in MI WI PA AZ GA even knew they had a potential role in presidential elections.

This collapse is based in the population and society, it doesn't come from China, or Hollywood, or the Beltway.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2021 12:34 PM (OTzUX)

88 When SCOTUS goes left
they make sweeping cultural shifting decisions.
e.g. gay marriage, transexuality = same as M/F sex

When SCOTUS goes right, its always narrowly tailored to be a slight defense of liberty.
e.g. You must allow 25% capacity in church

Posted by: McCool at February 22, 2021 12:35 PM (BqBIh)

89 Seems to me the SCOTUS have made this 100% a state's rights issue, so for state legislatures that lack a conservative majority disenfranchisement of legitimate voters will be the norm. If this court wants to prove they aren't compromised they will strike down any attempt by the executive branch to tell a state how to run their elections.

Posted by: Chairman LMAO at February 22, 2021 12:35 PM (xWtao)

90 80 Kav and Barrett both have school-age kids. Are they worried about kids being ostracized by their peers more than the future of this country? Is Kav doing this bc he's been warned about Impeachment if he voted w the conservatives (like he did in the first PA case, prior to election)? I think both of these are compromised, more than just being Souters in the making.
Posted by: EveR at February 22, 2021 12:33 PM (R0z7P


Then you are breaking your oath and should be impeached. The job is a big one and has risks. Don't step up if you can't step up.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 22, 2021 12:35 PM (rdbLX)

91 83 Damn. I thought Barrett had some courage.

Amy Comely Ferret is a goddam disaster.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at February 22, 2021 12:35 PM (Bmy3R)

92 we have ran out of places to run to

Posted by: REDACTED at February 22, 2021 12:35 PM (6iURM)

93 Well, in my lifetime I've seen every single institution once worthy of respect be exposed as corrupt and decadent, from the Church to higher education to Congress. Why would SCOTUS be any different?

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V at February 22, 2021 12:35 PM (HabA/)

94 During Barky's reign of error I read a fair # of historical novels about the Roman empire as they got decadent and decayed and was struck by the parallels to the U.S.

I don't have the heart to read stuff like that now. I just want to encourage everyone but especially the commiecrats to Cloward - Piven the system good and hard. Maybe if they burn it down soon enough, the original American spirit will Phoenix from the ashes.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at February 22, 2021 12:35 PM (Aashi)

95 Damn. I thought Barrett had some courage.
Posted by: Francis W. Porretto at February 22, 2021 12:34 PM (z/nZY)
++++
I thought so until her confirmation. That the Left didn't really fight her appointment is something that I found suspicious at the time. Not enough to make a judgement one way or the other, but suspicious.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 22, 2021 12:35 PM (UZVEt)

96 12 It's pretty maddening to hear the court say there's no civil remedy to enforce that particular provision of the Constitution.
Posted by: Jack Squat Bupkis at February 22, 2021 12:23 PM (Bs26G)

Meanwhile protesting this outrage has been rebranded "insurrection."

Posted by: Liberty at February 22, 2021 12:35 PM (JMHvr)

97 Not that I give a crap living in the former USA, but the GOP is gonna have to learn to cheat if they want power. SCOTUS has codified cheating as a-ok. Cheating is not only required, its the law.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 22, 2021 12:32 PM (r+sAi)

-----------------
Considering my ballot will be mostly blank in 2022, the GOPe better get their own fraud network up and in place quickly, if they have any desrie to increase their numbers.

For various reasons, I don't see 2022 being a repeat of either 2010 or 1994.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at February 22, 2021 12:35 PM (ch6++)

98 My guess...the unmarked envelopes are delivered anonymously at night. One has a hundred grand in it. The other pictures of your family.
Posted by: Diogenes at February 22, 2021 12:32 PM (axyOa)


I don't think so. I think this is exactly who they are. Protection of the swamp at all costs is priority #1. Sure, at some point the might make a correct ruling, but never at the expense of the swamp. In this case, they need to make sure that nobody from the outside ever, EVER gets as close as Trump did again.

Posted by: clutch cargo - not a cult, just a firm grip at February 22, 2021 12:35 PM (46GDR)

99 Same as it ever was.
Posted by: blaster at February 22, 2021 12:32 PM


Don't say we didn't warn you.

Posted by: The Talking Heads at February 22, 2021 12:36 PM (ejd/p)

100 So the Supreme Court has made itself useless to its own role. Good for them.
No standing. Too soon. Too late. Moot.

Fuck, these guys got more reasons for not doing their jobs than a union steward at an auto plant.

So lemme see if I read the reality right;
The legislature has offloaded its power to the executive.
The judiciary refuses many cases for "reasons".
The Executive is run by a deep state behind the scenes.
There is no opposition party representing the actual citizens of this country.
Calvinball indeed

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 22, 2021 12:36 PM (z79tQ)

101 "The GOP is going to have to get good at cheating if there is any hope of cleaning it up.
Posted by: blaster at February 22, 2021 12:34 PM (Ef23Y)"

But why?

Who cares about "cleaning it up"? They don't. They're going to rake in money regardless. Playing opposition is just a job. These people are frauds. They'll keep running the con until the Red Guards really start mopping up, and then they'll either flee overseas or change their spots.

Posted by: someguy at February 22, 2021 12:36 PM (BaGvt)

102 I don't get Barrett. She was held up as this unimpeachable paragon of conservative blah blah blah.

What the fuck happens to these assholes? Does stepping foot in DC infect you with commie-flu?
Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 22, 2021 12:27 PM (rdbLX)

That was bs. Mike Pence and McConnell pushed her. Final demonstration that even after 4 years Trump trusted the wrong people.

Posted by: WhyBanned at February 22, 2021 12:36 PM (YkawN)

103 I think both of these are compromised, more than just being Souters in the making.
Posted by: EveR at February 22, 2021 12:33 PM (R0z7P)


Speaking of Souter, by making Traitor Roberts Chief Justice GWB has fucked up the rule of law more than his dogshit father did with the architect of Kelo.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at February 22, 2021 12:36 PM (y7DUB)

104 88 When SCOTUS goes left
they make sweeping cultural shifting decisions.
e.g. gay marriage, transexuality = same as M/F sex

When SCOTUS goes right, its always narrowly tailored to be a slight defense of liberty.
e.g. You must allow 25% capacity in church
Posted by: McCool at February 22, 2021 12:35 PM (BqBIh)

I've noticed that too and it's fucking maddening.

Posted by: Liberty at February 22, 2021 12:37 PM (JMHvr)

105 Oh great.
Hallmark Xmas movie specials start next week then.
Posted by: Diogenes at February 22, 2021 12:33 PM (axyOa)

Now with LGBTQIABCDXYZ romances!

Posted by: DoublySymmetric (iPad) at February 22, 2021 12:37 PM (9mfKN)

106 Not that I give a crap living in the former USA, but the GOP is gonna have to learn to cheat if they want power. SCOTUS has codified cheating as a-ok. Cheating is not only required, its the law.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk
__

I'm being completely serious, this is WAY easier than a violent revolution where everyone is bragging about how much ammo they have.

Drop off 100k extra ballots from some small rural district and let's see SCOTUS get involved.

Maybe actually get help from a foreign power, at the very least, maybe we do see some election integrity laws.

Posted by: Blago at February 22, 2021 12:37 PM (x9fQl)

107 If this court wants to prove they aren't compromised they will strike down any attempt by the executive branch to tell a state how to run their elections.

The ratchet only goes one way
When states change they're voting laws in accordance with State constitutions
Fed courts are always eager to step in and say 'You cant do that ! Civil Rights !'

Posted by: McCool at February 22, 2021 12:37 PM (BqBIh)

108 why would Kavanaugh or Barrett care if elections are fair or not? they're on the Supreme Court for LIFE, mutha uckas. elections don't mean squat them anymore

don't care, got mine

I am certainly glad though that they each served their roles to the Left, perfectly-- they each played the Boogeyman for a time and let Lefties squawk publicly to show their I Care Passionately About Politics The Correcy Way!!!! bonafides, and now they're ruling as liberal justices should. Win win for the Left!

PS are you f*ing kidding me

Posted by: Head Football Coach Howard Schnellenberger at February 22, 2021 12:37 PM (EtawL)

109 It's not that Trump trusted the wrong people, when it comes to the SCOTUS noms. He had to nominate candidates that could get passed by the Senate. Meaning Deep-State-Approved. Makes one wonder how Gorsuch slipped through.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at February 22, 2021 12:37 PM (Bmy3R)

110 Thank the Federalist Society and the Heritage Foundation.

Posted by: ... at February 22, 2021 12:37 PM (uEbPt)

111 105 Oh great.
Hallmark Xmas movie specials start next week then.
Posted by: Diogenes at February 22, 2021 12:33 PM (axyOa)

Now with LGBTQIABCDXYZ romances!

They're fabulous...

Posted by: LGBQABC at February 22, 2021 12:37 PM (Zmnko)

112 So none of these SC picks are Trump's fault like they have been for every other President? This is the type inconsistency I hate. That said I agree it's not Trump's fault just like I agree in 99% of the other Republican appointments , it's not the other President's fault either.

Posted by: C 137 at February 22, 2021 12:38 PM (2DOZq)

113 Kav and Barrett both have school-age kids. Are they worried about kids being ostracized by their peers more than the future of this country? Is Kav doing this bc he's been warned about Impeachment if he voted w the conservatives (like he did in the first PA case, prior to election)? I think both of these are compromised, more than just being Souters in the making.
Posted by: EveR at February 22, 2021 12:33 PM (R0z7P)


Then they're in the wrong line of work.

Like a soldier who wants to hang back in the rear. "It's dangerous up there in the front!"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 22, 2021 12:38 PM (iDxGz)

114 They never were Trump's judges. They were Mitch's. Trump trusted the wrong people in 2016. Ryan betrayed him, then McConnell.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at February 22, 2021 12:38 PM (KbC7E)

115 Third box confirmed useless.

We live in a lawless AND justice-less society.

Prepare and live accordingly.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 22, 2021 12:38 PM (ifmtJ)

116 "94 During Barky's reign of error I read a fair # of historical novels about the Roman empire as they got decadent and decayed and was struck by the parallels to the U.S.

I don't have the heart to read stuff like that now. I just want to encourage everyone but especially the commiecrats to Cloward - Piven the system good and hard. Maybe if they burn it down soon enough, the original American spirit will Phoenix from the ashes.
Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at February 22, 2021 12:35 PM (Aashi)"

Well it won't help your mood, but read up on the communist revolutions, 20th century resistance movements, and various moderately successful anti-commie campaigns instead. It'll be useful.

Posted by: someguy at February 22, 2021 12:38 PM (BaGvt)

117 Posted by: WhyBanned at February 22, 2021 12:36 PM (YkawN)

As I've said, Barbara Lagoa was a better choice. We got a slut rather than a Constitutionalist

Posted by: CN thinks Biden is greater than the Beatles IYKWIMAITYD at February 22, 2021 12:38 PM (ONvIw)

118 This is what happens when you place a bunch of pussies on the SCOTUS.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at February 22, 2021 12:39 PM (03n3v)

119 114 They never were Trump's judges. They were Mitch's. Trump trusted the wrong people in 2016. Ryan betrayed him, then McConnell.
Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at February 22, 2021 12:38 PM (KbC7E)

Was the list from Heritage or from Federalist society? I can not remember.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric (iPad) at February 22, 2021 12:39 PM (9mfKN)

120 During Barky's reign of error I read a fair # of historical novels about the Roman empire as they got decadent and decayed and was struck by the parallels to the U.S.

The parallels are shockingly close. And the results are just as predictable and inevitable now as then. People could see it happening and knew it was bad but were powerless to stop it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 22, 2021 12:39 PM (KZzsI)

121 but the GOP is gonna have to learn to cheat if they want power. SCOTUS has codified cheating as a-ok. Cheating is not only required, its the law.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk

The GOP has all the power they want or need. Power over us.

Posted by: ... at February 22, 2021 12:39 PM (uEbPt)

122 Like someone said above, there is nowhere else to go

Posted by: It's me donna at February 22, 2021 12:39 PM (Zmnko)

123 We are now a vassal state of the CCP.

Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 22, 2021 12:39 PM (w7KSn)

124 Is anyone here surprised?...honestly?
Posted by: BignJames at February 22, 2021 12:24 PM (AwYPR)

Nobody is going to come and save us. The job always was ours and ours alone.

Its going to be messy, but the alternative is worse.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado - Tempus belli) at February 22, 2021 12:40 PM (N3El/)

125 Basically SCOTUS just told the states that whatever lever of power the left has, they can use it to override election laws whenever they choose.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 22, 2021 12:40 PM (qH6FZ)

126 The power of the court to decide WHICH cases to hear? Destroys any check on the power of the Court.

Posted by: Romeo13 at February 22, 2021 12:40 PM (oHd/0)

127 106 Not that I give a crap living in the former USA, but the GOP is gonna have to learn to cheat if they want power. SCOTUS has codified cheating as a-ok. Cheating is not only required, its the law.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk

however, cheating is a lot more effective when you own the refs

Posted by: REDACTED at February 22, 2021 12:40 PM (6iURM)

128 >>> 110 Thank the Federalist Society and the Heritage Foundation.
Posted by: ... at February 22, 2021 12:37 PM (uEbPt)


Haven't they both now jumped out to do the proud nevertrump dance? I know the fedsoc has and I thought the HF at least hinted they're cuck curious.

Posted by: banana Dream at February 22, 2021 12:40 PM (4tN2f)

129 I will eat some crow here and say this much:


Robert Barnes was 100% right about Barret.

I owe that man an apology and an expensive cigar.

Posted by: garrett at February 22, 2021 12:40 PM (ymIBv)

130 That was bs. Mike Pence and McConnell pushed her. Final demonstration that even after 4 years Trump trusted the wrong people.
Posted by: WhyBanned
__

You can't trust female conservatives, there, I said it.

Too easily bullied and greatly fear what other women might say.

Posted by: Blago at February 22, 2021 12:40 PM (x9fQl)

131 When SCOTUS goes right, its always narrowly tailored to be a slight defense of liberty.
e.g. You must allow 25% capacity in church
Posted by: McCool at February 22, 2021 12:35 PM (BqBIh)

It was worse than that . Roberts said allowing casinos to open but not churches is not contradictory because reasons.

Posted by: C 137 at February 22, 2021 12:40 PM (2DOZq)

132 YOU FUCKING BITCH

Posted by: SCALIA at February 22, 2021 12:41 PM (6iURM)

133 So once again " conservative" judges betray us. When are we going to face facts. The court won't save us. The next election can't save us. We accept serfdom or we have a Civil War. Those are the only 2 options.

Posted by: Burkeanmama at February 22, 2021 12:41 PM (CYk5a)

134 130. Kav is a whiny little girl!

Posted by: CN at February 22, 2021 12:41 PM (ONvIw)

135 Roberts said allowing casinos to open but not churches is not contradictory because reasons.

"The main reason being that the Casinos backed a dumptruck of cash to my house and churches did not"
--Justice Roberts

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 22, 2021 12:41 PM (KZzsI)

136 >>Kav and Barrett both have school-age kids.


Then they should get back into the kitchen, where they belong...

Posted by: garrett at February 22, 2021 12:42 PM (ymIBv)

137 "Since everyone else is turning a blind eye to cheating, we will too."

- Supreme court


Useless fucks.

If they want us to live in a banana republic, I will note that bad things happen to judges in banana republics.

Posted by: Darth Randall at February 22, 2021 12:42 PM (3TihK)

138 This collapse is based in the population and society, it doesn't come from China, or Hollywood, or the Beltway.
Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2021 12:34 PM (OTzUX)


1. We extended the franchise way too far. There are so many people who should not be voting.

2. We let the commies infest academia without rooting them out. It started in Berkeley and Columbia, and has metastasized to practically every university.

3. We also let the MSM and Hollywood become thoroughly commie-infested. We really need HUAC to clean out this mess.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 22, 2021 12:42 PM (iDxGz)

139 That was bs. Mike Pence and McConnell pushed her. Final demonstration that even after 4 years Trump trusted the wrong people.
Posted by: WhyBanned at February 22, 2021 12:36 PM (YkawN)


The problem is, Trump had to choose from an infected gene pool. He's trying to guess the lesser of evils. Like, which one of the demons from hell is less demon-y?

Not like he could go to the private sector, select from hundreds of resumes and interview people from diverse educations, experiences and backgrounds. He might as well just have thrown darts at a list of names (maybe he did) and hope for the best.

Posted by: clutch cargo - not a cult, just a firm grip at February 22, 2021 12:42 PM (46GDR)

140 They never were Trump's judges. They were Mitch's. Trump trusted the wrong people in 2016. Ryan betrayed him, then McConnell.
Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at February 22, 2021 12:38 PM (KbC7E)


Levin said at the beginning of Kavanaugh's nomination that he'd never seen lobbying for a potential judge like the Bushites did. Plus it was rumored at the time that Kav might have been Kennedy's handpicked choice he based his retirement on.

Plus that farce of the hearings that Grassley lost control of never scrutinized him from a conservative standpoint.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at February 22, 2021 12:42 PM (y7DUB)

141 however, cheating is a lot more effective when you own the refs
Posted by: REDACTED

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We've never really tried. It's almost impossible to pull out votes once they are in, this has been exploited over and over by Democrats and we keep thinking the play should be just winning by bigger margins.

I want to see SCOTUS pull out thousands of "our" fake ballots after they've been cast, at least its a step towards integrity.

Posted by: Blago at February 22, 2021 12:42 PM (x9fQl)

142 So none of these SC picks are Trump's fault like they have been for every other President? This is the type inconsistency I hate. That said I agree it's not Trump's fault just like I agree in 99% of the other Republican appointments , it's not the other President's fault either.
Posted by: C 137 at February 22, 2021 12:38 PM (2DOZq)
++++
Where I see a distinction as compared to Bush 43 (for example) is that Trump actually tried to take it seriously and put forth people with real conservative bona fides. It didn't work and those picks have been mediocre at best. Bush didn't even bother trying to do well. Other examples like Eisenhower are even better. Eisenhower didn't care about the Court at all and it showed and he gave us one of the most destructive Courts in our history. Intentions don't count for everything by any means, but they do count for something.

That said, I am increasingly of the opinion that SCOTUS picks are a bad test. Try or don't, take it seriously or don't. It doesn't seem to matter. Once the justice gets into that particular hall of power, he tacks toward "maximizing state power.". This happens quickly regardless. Kavanaugh isn't the exception, Thomas is.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 22, 2021 12:42 PM (UZVEt)

143 They must not have any incriminating pictures of Gorsuch (yet)

Posted by: Guy Smiley at February 22, 2021 12:42 PM (Bmy3R)

144 136 no excuse, if you're too skeered to take the job, don't accept it.

Posted by: CN at February 22, 2021 12:43 PM (ONvIw)

145 We could all just pack our trash and move to Central America this summer. By the time Biden* is finished, it'll be pretty empty down there. First dibs on opening a tiki bar.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at February 22, 2021 12:43 PM (I58tH)

146 SCOTUS ducked by not hearing the case at all, even though a State v State case has original jurisdiction at SCOTUS. Alito and Thomas would have done the right thing legally and heard the case. But not the other seven.

By ducking it totally, no evidence of fraud got into the record. Which is what the Deep State wanted.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2021 12:43 PM (ZHVt1)

147 Bullshit. Issues capable of repitition are not moot.

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at February 22, 2021 12:43 PM (2CWVN)

148 And I thought they would have to pack the court. Such a fool am I.

Posted by: JM in Florida at February 22, 2021 12:43 PM (HCeRP)

149 It's the ultimate game: Calvin Ball.

Posted by: Top. Men. at February 22, 2021 12:44 PM (DMUuz)

150 You can't trust female conservatives, there, I said it.

Too easily bullied and greatly fear what other women might say.

Posted by: Blago at February 22, 2021 12:40 PM (x9fQl)

I would trust Michelle Malkin more than I trust most men. I don't know what Barrett did that supposedly makes her a "conservative".

Posted by: Stinky Wizzleteats at February 22, 2021 12:44 PM (KpEyG)

151 Oh great.
Hallmark Xmas movie specials start next week then.
Posted by: Diogenes


A Very Tranny Christmas
Christmas In The Castro
Christmas With The Castros
The 76 Genders Of Christmas
Mistletoe And Microaggressions

Posted by: Stu Podaso at February 22, 2021 12:44 PM (LsplE)

152 Bullshit. Issues capable of repitition are not moot.
Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at February 22, 2021 12:43 PM (2CWVN)

Brother, this isn't about laws or even what words mean. This is about power and the Oligarchy seizing control again.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 22, 2021 12:44 PM (ifmtJ)

153 143 They must not have any incriminating pictures of Gorsuch (yet)
---
He's still a filthy leftist cocksucker.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at February 22, 2021 12:45 PM (sWM8x)

154 No wonder why the Senate was so keen to approve Kavanaugh and Coney-Barrett.

Posted by: Surfperch at February 22, 2021 12:45 PM (Ax5Cx)

155 The parallels are shockingly close. And the results are just as predictable and inevitable now as then. People could see it happening and knew it was bad but were powerless to stop it.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 22, 2021 12:39 PM (KZzsI)


Federalist No. 46

Posted by: clutch cargo - not a cult, just a firm grip at February 22, 2021 12:45 PM (46GDR)

156
109 It's not that Trump trusted the wrong people, when it comes to the SCOTUS noms. He had to nominate candidates that could get passed by the Senate. Meaning Deep-State-Approved. Makes one wonder how Gorsuch slipped through.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at February 22, 2021 12:37 PM (Bmy3R)

----/-


Gorsuch sided with the trans shit.

Posted by: MAGA (stop the steal link in this nic) at February 22, 2021 12:45 PM (cMXNt)

157 It's the ultimate game: Calvin Ball.
Posted by: Top. Men. at February 22, 2021 12:44 PM (DMUuz)

The only way to win is not to play...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 22, 2021 12:45 PM (ifmtJ)

158 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 22, 2021 12:42 PM (UZVEt)

I disagree that other Presidents did not care as much as Trump. I think that's ridiculous. They all took counsel from people around them they trusted to give recommendations and backgrounds and met with candidates. The problem is they are all attorneys.

Posted by: C 137 at February 22, 2021 12:45 PM (2DOZq)

159 The Founders were very good at creating a system where the government would be set with various factions competing with each other to bother with messing with the people. But what made it work was a culture, tradition, and institution that was pro-America.

I place the decline at Carter. He was the first President who was not pro-America. Even FDR was pro-America. Now we have a system where the government is united in faction and goal, deciding that they won't fight amongst themselves but rather act contrary to the will of the people.

I'm now convinced that our system has always had an expiration date.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone GAF. Talking to myself until I talk to nobody. at February 22, 2021 12:46 PM (Ve//x)

160 You can't trust female conservatives, there, I said it.

Too easily bullied and greatly fear what other women might say.

Posted by: Blago at February 22, 2021 12:40 PM (x9fQl)

Kavanaugh is female?

Posted by: WhyBanned at February 22, 2021 12:46 PM (YkawN)

161 When did Trump concede? I don't remember this.
Posted by: G'rump928(c)

That's the first question I had, too.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist (bofa/deez) at February 22, 2021 12:47 PM (OssQ4)

162 Kav got drunk instead of reading the briefs, boofed all over, voted with the Commies and passed out. Ferret was too busy forcing young women into the Patriarchal Theocracy to read the briefs.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at February 22, 2021 12:47 PM (Bmy3R)

163 Are they worried about kids being ostracized by their peers more than the future of this country?
I would just go with the simpler explanation, they are paul ryan types, put forth the persona you need to get where you want to go.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 22, 2021 12:47 PM (r+sAi)

164 They must not have any incriminating pictures of Gorsuch (yet)
---
He's still a filthy leftist cocksucker.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at February 22, 2021 12:45 PM (sWM8x)

He's been the worst so far of the Trump appointments IMO.

Posted by: C 137 at February 22, 2021 12:47 PM (2DOZq)

165 next time says Scalia and mold in the same sentence

tell em to STFU

Posted by: REDACTED at February 22, 2021 12:47 PM (6iURM)

166 So casinos are protected in the Constitution but churches are not.

Well, shit, I've been reading it wrong all this time.

Posted by: Seems Legit at February 22, 2021 12:47 PM (FMoYW)

167 I disagree that other Presidents did not care as much as Trump. I think that's ridiculous. They all took counsel from people around them they trusted to give recommendations and backgrounds and met with candidates. The problem is they are all attorneys.
Posted by: C 137 at February 22, 2021 12:45 PM (2DOZq)
++++
I that is a *a* problem. But I do think a lot of Republican presidents just didn't care. Eisenhower clearly didn't, and Bush 43 treated it as a plum to be handed out to his allies. Reagan, on the other hand, cared a lot about his appointments.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 22, 2021 12:47 PM (UZVEt)

168 These days, people who make it onto SCOTUS have no balls. They're the ultimate risk-adverse grade grubbers.

Amy's been polishing apples since she could talk. A little too perfect, no?

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2021 12:47 PM (ZHVt1)

169 Kavanaugh is female?
Posted by: WhyBanned at February 22, 2021 12:46 PM (YkawN)

You should see Bob from the NSA's secret picture file.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at February 22, 2021 12:47 PM (Bmy3R)

170 163: they took a bribe. Look for both families to get super rich

Posted by: CN at February 22, 2021 12:48 PM (ONvIw)

171 A few days ago, our very own Nevergiveup (Capt, USN, DDS,MOT) told us how to say fuck you in Yiddish. It's "trust me". And so it goes with the Turtle and SCOTUS.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin at February 22, 2021 12:48 PM (I58tH)

172 I think the best thing that could happen to the Court - besides having non-lawyers or non-judges involved* - is an even number of justices. The Court should be allowed to hang.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 22, 2021 12:48 PM (UZVEt)

173 This will not stop until they fear us more than they fear the Left. That is the only way to make bad bitches work for the common good.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 22, 2021 12:48 PM (ifmtJ)

174 He's still a filthy leftist cocksucker.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at February 22, 2021 12:45 PM (sWM8x)


Agree, it's all Kabuki at this point. Maybe he's trying to gain Thomas and Alito's trust. Just don't go out for drinks with the guy, or turn your back. Or walk down a dark alley.

Posted by: clutch cargo - not a cult, just a firm grip at February 22, 2021 12:48 PM (46GDR)

175 Kavanaugh is female?
Posted by: WhyBanned at February 22, 2021 12:46 PM (YkawN)

------

Yes, he's a pussy.

Posted by: Seems Legit at February 22, 2021 12:48 PM (FMoYW)

176 Plus that farce of the hearings that Grassley lost control of never scrutinized him from a conservative standpoint.
Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at February 22, 2021 12:42 PM (y7DUB)

But we did get a fake , insincere righteous indignation outburst from Miss Lindsey!

Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2021 12:49 PM (HrMC1)

177 It seems Barrett only believes in the Constitution if it involves religion. Whoopee.

Posted by: abbynormal at February 22, 2021 12:49 PM (I849g)

178 Welcome to a somewhat less-than-brave new world. I was afraid SCOTUS would punt. Roberts has a backbone of Jell-O. Don't expect a majority of SCOTUS to oppose anything Biden does.

I maintain there will be 3 or 4 different countries in the former USA within 5 to 10 years.

Posted by: WarEagle82 at February 22, 2021 12:49 PM (+Kpte)

179 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at February 22, 2021 12:49 PM (Zz0t1)

180 151 Oh great.
Hallmark Xmas movie specials start next week then.
Posted by: Diogenes


A Very Tranny Christmas
Christmas In The Castro
Christmas With The Castros
The 76 Genders Of Christmas
Mistletoe And Microaggressions
Posted by: Stu Podaso at February 22, 2021 12:44 PM (LsplE)

I brought this up a while back, but Dolly Parton had a Netflix series a year or so ago where each episode was based off of one of her songs. She had a Christmasy themed episode about gay couples and the holidays. Thankfully my wife said that was enough and she turned it off. Don't know what song it was supposed to represent...couldn't be Hard Candy Christmas...unless Candy was the name of..wait im going to stop myself here.

Posted by: Mishdog at February 22, 2021 12:49 PM (cqAUI)

181 Man. A triple willow.

I think we should expect most all the other supposed conservative judges placed by Sullen Hack Mitch will also prove to be as disappointing as those two have been.

I have a feeling that the judges nominated by Sullen Mitch were selected for their ability and/or willingness to look acceptable to the Trumpian Right (we're no longer conservatives and I embrace that label removal) so they could sneak them in.

Posted by: jakee308 at February 22, 2021 12:49 PM (cxIsI)

182 Posted by: MIRROR UNIVERSE NEIL GORSUCH at February 22, 2021 12:48 PM (Pzzpr)

You DICK!!!!

Posted by: Jeff Spicoli at February 22, 2021 12:49 PM (Zz0t1)

183 "now. I just want to encourage everyone but especially the commiecrats to
Cloward - Piven the system good and hard. Maybe if they burn it down
soon enough, the original American spirit will Phoenix from the ashes."

hard to say if that is the best strategy. Already China is moving in with money to buy influence in schools at all levels, buy/build wind farms in TX to soak up US funded crazy subsidy money ... Biden will open the door for China belt and road right into the heartland. ... And they have infinite fiat currency now, to do as they will. --- AS We tyhe People get Cloward-Pivened ... China and the commie connected Dem/DeepState mafiosa move in and control even more. The corrupt oligarchs keep being made richer with every trillion in funny money that gets thrown on the fire. ...

Posted by: illiniwek at February 22, 2021 12:49 PM (Cus5s)

184 43 Look for Jesse Barrett to be raking in the dough.
Posted by: CN thinks Biden is greater than the Beatles IYKWIMAITYD at February 22, 2021 12:27 PM (ONvIw)

GENERATIONAL WEALTH, no doubt.

Posted by: Allie at February 22, 2021 12:49 PM (PC3pt)

185 It really can't be said enough.

#WASTF

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at February 22, 2021 12:49 PM (Zz0t1)

186 There's gotta be something in the municipal water supply in DC, and Thomas and Alito, who seem to be the most consistent lately, drink only bottled water from somewhere out west. Gorsuch drinks municipal water sometimes it appears, Kavanaugh imbibes a bit more, and Roberts and now Barrett must positively guzzle it by the tanker truck load.

Posted by: George V at February 22, 2021 12:49 PM (U2Tva)

187 I was just looking into Nakamichi audio kit. I like their stuff I've heard way back when. Now they only build soundbars and are owned by a Chinese outfit. Sad.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 22, 2021 12:49 PM (UZVEt)

188 Ignoramus, plenty of evidence of fraud in the affidavits to the suits (we're switching now from the ludicrous and obvious constitutional violations by state courts, to the the ludicrous and obvious irregularities in the voting process), and in documentation of illegal ballots counted.

The Braynard guy who - just using public info - was able to document illegal votes in GA that greatly exceeded the alleged "margin" there, has said he'll be doing a more in-depth look at a few key states. Now whether his research will allow one to make reasonable estimates of fraud in the massive mail-in category, I'm not sure, and that's where the game's outcome was determined.

And the MI SoS agreed to purge more voters from the rolls than the alleged "margin" there, just last week. And in NV, which may be the most wildly corrupted process of all of them, though it receives almost no attention, a Las Vegas TV reporter was able to get 5 of 6 fraudulent ballots counted in a test he ran.

And we still await the endless in-depth demographic and political analyses that have accompanied *every* presidential election for half of my lifetime, but which are completely absent *this* time.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2021 12:50 PM (OTzUX)

189 >>That's the first question I had, too.


He's a moist, mewling quim.

Posted by: garrett at February 22, 2021 12:50 PM (udlQa)

190 177 It seems Barrett only believes in the Constitution if it involves religion.

I yell "Oh God! Oh God!" a lot. When I'm schtupping the poolboy. Oopsie, seems someone got some pictures of that! Tee hee!

Posted by: Any Comely Ferret at February 22, 2021 12:50 PM (Bmy3R)

191 Concerning the Roman Empire. The Empire split East and West. When we think of the fall of the Empire, we typically are speaking of the Western Empire. The East continued (in a fashion) until the fall of Constantinople in 1453. More evidence that a national split may be better?

Posted by: S Kane at February 22, 2021 12:50 PM (N0xTV)

192 151 Oh great.
Hallmark Xmas movie specials start next week then.
Posted by: Diogenes

A Very Tranny Christmas
Christmas In The Castro
Christmas With The Castros
The 76 Genders Of Christmas
Mistletoe And Microaggressions
Posted by: Stu Podaso at February 22, 2021 12:44 PM (LsplE)


"It's getting to look a lot like HIV, everywhere you go ..."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at February 22, 2021 12:50 PM (iDxGz)

193 Did I read right that the SC ruled though Dems can go through his private tax returns?

No problem violating norms there.

I'm sure if Republicans demanded to see Obama's academic transcripts the SC would have allowed it? Right?

Posted by: Blago at February 22, 2021 12:50 PM (x9fQl)

194 I disagree that other Presidents did not care as much as Trump. I think that's ridiculous. They all took counsel from people around them they trusted to give recommendations and backgrounds and met with candidates. The problem is they are all attorneys.
Posted by: C 137 at February 22, 2021 12:45 PM (2DOZq)


GWB delegated everything to his personal attorney, Harriet Miers, whom he first nominated to fill a vacancy, which he ended up pulling, and then made her the head of the search committee which chose Traitor Roberts.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at February 22, 2021 12:51 PM (y7DUB)

195 I've said for a long time that as long as Trump is involved, he's getting no breaks.

He is toxic to the Deep State and he'll never get a break.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2021 12:51 PM (HrMC1)

196 I don't know what Barrett did that supposedly makes her a "conservative".

She talked a great game in the hearings, so I think she has some conservative underpinnings but all those judges are pat of the same country club and have severe flaws in their worldview as a result.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 22, 2021 12:51 PM (KZzsI)

197 Goes to show you, the Federalist society vetting is worthless.

Posted by: JM in Florida at February 22, 2021 12:51 PM (HCeRP)

198 FIRST!!!!!
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at February 22, 2021 12:49 PM (Zz0t1)
==========

What up, Sponge? Did you get a chance to check out those Foo Fighters songs I suggested?

Posted by: Doof at February 22, 2021 12:51 PM (mZUr4)

199 Red counties are just going to have to start finding ballots days after the election, too. Even if it's more than the total population of the county, just announce another 200,000 votes for Team Red and 13 for Team Blue. Make it as ridiculous as possible.

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at February 22, 2021 12:52 PM (VbI7r)

200 It's moot because a DC swamp creature won. It Trump had won, it would have gotten the fast track and been the top news story.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 22, 2021 12:52 PM (1ISKN)

201 I would trust Michelle Malkin more than I trust most men. I don't know what Barrett did that supposedly makes her a "conservative".
Posted by: Stinky Wizzleteats at February 22, 2021 12:44 PM (KpEyG)
++++
Like so very many justices, her voting record prior to elevation to SCOTUS was promising and showed a good track record.

Then she went hard toward the standard SCOTUS position of "it is good for the state, it's a good decision."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 22, 2021 12:52 PM (UZVEt)

202 What's unknown is how Kavanaugh or Barrett would have ruled on the merits. If either one of them would have gone sideways, then it's better that SCOTUS did not hear the case.

Posted by: SFGoth at February 22, 2021 12:52 PM (KAi1n)

203 191 Concerning the Roman Empire. The Empire split East and West. When we think of the fall of the Empire, we typically are speaking of the Western Empire. The East continued (in a fashion) until the fall of Constantinople in 1453. More evidence that a national split may be better?
Posted by: S Kane at February 22, 2021 12:50 PM (N0xTV)

The Empire split for administrative reasons. We have a divide between urban and rural.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at February 22, 2021 12:52 PM (Zm+LZ)

204 The only thing that surprises me on this is that Gorsuch actually dissented. He still strikes me as the kind that would sign off on the gas chambers - as long as he found some clever precedent to do so.

ACB will more than likely find consensus with the other female judges and form a voting bloc. Kav is still the weak chinned simp that bawled his eyes out in front of a national audience - he'll do as Roberts tells him.

And now - elections are whatever those who count the votes tell us they are. It's not been a Republic since long before I was born. Now - it's no longer a Democracy.

Posted by: Nutbush City Limits at February 22, 2021 12:52 PM (u2I6p)

205 I'm now convinced that our system has always had an expiration date.
Posted by: WitchDoktor

Part of the problem is that by its very nature, conservatism is a passive ideology. It just wants things to pretty much stay the same. And that won't win out over people who are always pushing and scheming to change things.

Posted by: abbynormal at February 22, 2021 12:52 PM (I849g)

206 It's like not arresting someone for murder. Why bother? It won't bring back the dead. It's moot.

Posted by: Darth Randall at February 22, 2021 12:52 PM (3TihK)

207 Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

This is now the operational standard of our government. That first sentence needs to be chiseled on all the feral gubmint's buildings.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. at February 22, 2021 12:53 PM (HaL55)

208 I think what's most disturbing about the New Court of High Liberal Priests is that it has literally become the exact opposite of its charge.

It makes laws and redefines the Constitution. It goes ass up for "change". So weird.

Posted by: ... at February 22, 2021 12:53 PM (xYlPP)

209 I was just looking into Nakamichi audio kit.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 22, 2021 12:49 PM (UZVEt)

Still got a late 80s tape deck around here somewhere.

Posted by: BignJames at February 22, 2021 12:53 PM (AwYPR)

210 "It is finished".-- The last words of Jesus

Which also applies to our republic.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed

----

Well... not EXACTLY his last words.

Posted by: RKae at February 22, 2021 12:53 PM (k6MSS)

211 @Timcast

No standing before an election, moot after

Posted by: Lizzy at February 22, 2021 12:53 PM (bDqIh)

212 I was just looking into Nakamichi audio kit. I like their stuff I've heard way back when. Now they only build soundbars and are owned by a Chinese outfit. Sad.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 22, 2021 12:49 PM (UZVEt)


Back when I had money before I got married, I had a Nak setup in my Porsche, and one of their cassette decks. It was SOTA back in the early 80's. Tank like. In fact, I think I still have that tape deck in storage - I should probably fish it out and see if it works. If I could find a cassette. Maybe I could sell it and buy a box of ammo.

Posted by: clutch cargo - not a cult, just a firm grip at February 22, 2021 12:53 PM (46GDR)

213 C'mon Moe. It's just a piece of tinsel!

Posted by: ogmrobvious at February 22, 2021 12:53 PM (zHgrl)

214 >>Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.


Lifetime Appointments are insane in a world without morality.

Posted by: garrett at February 22, 2021 12:54 PM (udlQa)

215 Even if it's more than the total population of the county, just announce another 200,000 votes for Team Red and 13 for Team Blue. Make it as ridiculous as possible.

I agree, just be blatant and absurd about it. This county with 45,000 people just found 87,000 votes for Trump and 6 for Biden. Gotta count em or you are disenfranchising.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 22, 2021 12:54 PM (KZzsI)

216 152 Bullshit. Issues capable of repitition are not moot.
Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at February 22, 2021 12:43 PM (2CWVN)

Brother, this isn't about laws or even what words mean. This is about power and the Oligarchy seizing control again.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 22, 2021 12:44 PM (ifmtJ)

You're not remotely wrong. However, this is so basic a legal principle that it makes this even more in-your-face than it already is.

Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at February 22, 2021 12:54 PM (nakwk)

217 "It's moot because a DC swamp creature won"

Biden did not win.

Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 22, 2021 12:54 PM (w7KSn)

218 That's great and all, John, but we're still packing the court. It's not that we don't trust you to stay bought. We just wouldn't want someone to come along with a better offer. Yes, yes, you can still call yourself Chief.

Posted by: Chuck Schumer at February 22, 2021 12:54 PM (LsplE)

219 The East continued (in a fashion) until the fall of Constantinople in 1453.

- -

I thought it was Istanbul.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone GAF. Talking to myself until I talk to nobody. at February 22, 2021 12:54 PM (Ve//x)

220 Concerning the Roman Empire. The Empire split East and West. When we think of the fall of the Empire, we typically are speaking of the Western Empire. The East continued (in a fashion) until the fall of Constantinople in 1453. More evidence that a national split may be better?
Posted by: S Kane at February 22, 2021 12:50 PM (N0xTV)

Did the Western Empire REALLY Fall? Or did it split up into many different kingdoms and nation states? It's culture and Catholic Faith lived on....

When the East fell to the Muslims in 1453, it REALLY did fall. Most were converted to Islam by the sword.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2021 12:54 PM (HrMC1)

221 The problem is, even "rock ribbed" conservatives are not willing to put themselves on the line to do what's right. It's a problem as old as time, most people are weak and selfish.

If SC had ruled that yes there was election fraud, the media would make sure the Court was packed and/or dox the hell out of these people and their families.

Shouldn't take the job though thinking it was only good perks.

Posted by: Blago at February 22, 2021 12:54 PM (x9fQl)

222 And who appointed ACB and Kavanaugh? Who cheerleaded for them? who was angry and upset at they way the democrats attacked them? Sorry, I've seen this movie before. See: Roberts, Souter, Stevens. If the Center-right refuses to ENSURE that Conservatives get appointed and get ACTIVE this will always happen.

Posted by: rcocean at February 22, 2021 12:54 PM (evE25)

223 >> If I could find a cassette.


Get me your address and tell me what you want.

Posted by: garrett at February 22, 2021 12:55 PM (udlQa)

224 When SCOTUS formalizes the de facto abolition of the 2A (soon, by refusing to hear the zillions of ripe cases in the pipeline, and continuing to refuse to police the almost comical repudiation of its power by the inferior courts with Heller), a few more people will realize what a farcical, collapsed system we now live in.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2021 12:55 PM (OTzUX)

225 Gorsuch perhaps pretended to dissent ... but if Barrett or Kavanaugh had voted wrong (against DeepState orders) ... Gorsuch probably would have filled the gap and voted against taking the case. All Kabuki all the time I guess.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 22, 2021 12:55 PM (Cus5s)

226 I'm now convinced that our system has always had an expiration date.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone GAF. Talking to myself until I talk to nobody. at February 22, 2021 12:46 PM (Ve//x)
++++
Everything does. Entropy's a bitch. The human condition is one of coercing order from the underlying chaos, and that requires constant vigilance and constant infusions of new energy. The more complex the coerced order becomes, the easier it is for it to break down. The genius of our brand of it - the American experiment generally - was its simplicity. We've been adding complication and exceptions for a couple of centuries.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 22, 2021 12:55 PM (UZVEt)

227 I thought it was Istanbul.


That's nobody's business but the Turks.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 22, 2021 12:55 PM (yQpMk)

228 Even if it's more than the total population of the county, just announce another 200,000 votes for Team Red and 13 for Team Blue. Make it as ridiculous as possible.

I agree, just be blatant and absurd about it. This county with 45,000 people just found 87,000 votes for Trump and 6 for Biden. Gotta count em or you are disenfranchising.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

It would be worth doing if for nothing else, making the media admit that there is indeed election fraud.

Posted by: Blago at February 22, 2021 12:55 PM (x9fQl)

229 Not that I give a crap living in the former USA, but the GOP is gonna have to learn to cheat if they want power. SCOTUS has codified cheating as a-ok. Cheating is not only required, its the law.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk

You're assuming, incorrectly, that the GOP wants power. They don't, as is evident when they don't fight for it, and moreso when they don't ever use it when they have it, except against the few who do want to use it. They just want pizza, hot dogs, and money.

Besides, even if they wanted power bad enough to cheat for it, what part of "two sets of laws" are you not understanding? They won't ever get away with it, not for a hot second.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist (bofa/deez) at February 22, 2021 12:55 PM (OssQ4)

230 177 It seems Barrett only believes in the Constitution if it involves religion. Whoopee.
Posted by: abbynormal at February 22, 2021 12:49 PM (I849g)

Roman Catholic. More affection and allegiance to the RCC than to the USA. Obviously not a universal issue with all American Catholics, but she worried me from the beginning.

Posted by: WhyBanned at February 22, 2021 12:55 PM (YkawN)

231 The country dissolves into 2 halves or it's over. I've been saying it for months, and I still believe it's our only hope. The last chance we have. States have to secede, an Art. V called, or the fork is just sticking out of our bellies and wobbling back and forth at this point.

Posted by: Lady in Black - GODSPEED Rush Limbaugh at February 22, 2021 12:55 PM (O+I8R)

232
What up, Sponge? Did you get a chance to check out those Foo Fighters songs I suggested?
Posted by: Doof at February 22, 2021 12:51 PM (mZUr4)


Not yet.

I had so much stuff to take care of after Snowvid-21 here last week, I didn't get a chance.

I do have them written down and will get to it at some point.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at February 22, 2021 12:55 PM (Zz0t1)

233 If you keep being "disappointed" and "Betrayed" by so-called Conservative judges, then maybe the problem is the person picking them, and not the judges.

Posted by: rcocean at February 22, 2021 12:56 PM (evE25)

234 The East continued (in a fashion) until the fall of Constantinople in 1453.
- -

I thought it was Istanbul.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone GAF. Talking to myself until I talk to nobody. at February 22, 2021 12:54 PM (Ve//x)
===============
Exactly!
https://youtu.be/vsQrKZcYtqg
- They Might Be Giants

Posted by: Doof at February 22, 2021 12:56 PM (mZUr4)

235 And we still await the endless in-depth demographic and political analyses that have accompanied *every* presidential election for half of my lifetime, but which are completely absent *this* time.
Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2021 12:50 PM (OTzUX)

-------

I've been waiting on that too. Apparently the word is Trump increased his margins in all demographics other than white males who swung massively to Biden.

If you can believe it.

Posted by: MAGA (stop the steal link in this nic) at February 22, 2021 12:56 PM (cMXNt)

236 With the election SAFELY settled with today's SCOTUS ruling, expect the TRUTH about the STOLEN ELECTION to start seeping out.....
Get your HPB meds ready...

Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2021 12:56 PM (HrMC1)

237 >>> 197 Goes to show you, the Federalist society vetting is worthless.
Posted by: JM in Florida at February 22, 2021 12:51 PM (HCeRP)


That would imply that everyone involved, excluding Trump and us of course, didn't get exactly what they wanted. The goal of everyone in and tangent to government is the growth of government. Their list, their actions resulted in movement toward their goal, a bigger, more powerful, unanswerable government.

Posted by: banana Dream at February 22, 2021 12:56 PM (4tN2f)

238 220 Concerning the Roman Empire. The Empire split East and West. When we think of the fall of the Empire, we typically are speaking of the Western Empire. The East continued (in a fashion) until the fall of Constantinople in 1453. More evidence that a national split may be better?
Posted by: S Kane at February 22, 2021 12:50 PM (N0xTV)

Did the Western Empire REALLY Fall? Or did it split up into many different kingdoms and nation states? It's culture and Catholic Faith lived on....

When the East fell to the Muslims in 1453, it REALLY did fall. Most were converted to Islam by the sword.
Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2021 12:54 PM (HrMC1)

The Western Empire ceased to exist as an institution. So in that sense it fell. The Eastern Empire actually lived on in the Ottoman empire.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at February 22, 2021 12:56 PM (Zm+LZ)

239 She talked a great game in the hearings,
------------

I've said it before and I'll keep saying it.

The Hallmark of GOPe.

Posted by: ... at February 22, 2021 12:56 PM (xYlPP)

240 Trump isn't God, I mean once upon a time I thought John Bolton and Mattis were awesome. I even thought Pence had proven to be a reliable Trump loyalist.

Trump showed us the U.S. government is rotten to its core and cannot be salvaged.

Posted by: The Maskless Ranger at February 22, 2021 12:57 PM (dPj3U)

241 230 It's not religion. It's either money or Mitch said, I'll let them ruin you unless you do exactly what I say.

Posted by: CN at February 22, 2021 12:57 PM (ONvIw)

242 The country dissolves into 2 halves or it's over.

Let the LARPing about a Civil war commence. never will happen. Never. Up next: Lets repeal the 17th Amendment! The LARPing never stops.

Posted by: rcocean at February 22, 2021 12:57 PM (evE25)

243 Third world status, officially achieved.
R.I.P., United States of America.
Looking forward to using alinskys rules.
And
I enthusiastically embrace " the great reset."
Hopefully with MORE results like :
the Lincoln project
Nikki Haleys meeting w trump
Upcoming Gov Cuomo investigation.
I don't think its going to work out as the coup plotters planned.

Posted by: O ' bama s 3rd term at February 22, 2021 12:57 PM (vaVj0)

244 You're not remotely wrong. However, this is so basic
a legal principle that it makes this even more in-your-face than it
already is.
Posted by: Insomniac - Zhou Bai-Den Is Not My Chairman at February 22, 2021 12:54 PM (nakwk)


The tenth amendment was pretty plain as well - but when was the last time it was adhered to ?

Posted by: Nutbush City Limits at February 22, 2021 12:57 PM (u2I6p)

245 nd we still await the endless in-depth demographic and political analyses that have accompanied *every* presidential election for half of my lifetime, but which are completely absent *this* time.
Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2021 12:50 PM (OTzUX)

THIS X 1,000,000

We never did get an autopsy, did we? The numbers wouldn't have added up

Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2021 12:57 PM (HrMC1)

246 The SCROTUM is a ball-less institution that only panders to the left.

They deserve to be Ceausescued.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 22, 2021 12:57 PM (R/m4+)

247 It appears to me that there was not one person in DC that Trump could trust. The place is totally infected by the borg now, resistance is futile. Any 'savior' elected prez would have to start by firing the entire federal govt top to bottom, in which case he or she would summarily then be impeached and convicted. Its oligarchy for the next couple of decades or until it collapses.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 22, 2021 12:57 PM (r+sAi)

248 Roman Catholic. More affection and allegiance to the RCC than to the USA. Obviously not a universal issue with all American Catholics, but she worried me from the beginning.


the RCC is very socialist in outlook; top to bottom. it has always unnerved me.

her Catholic education is the problem (plus she's female with all the risk aversion and intense desire for "social cohesion" that that implies)

anyway the rulings today may make a violent result inevitable. I am praying it won't happen and we can just de facto separate instead. we'll see.

gonna be a rough decade.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 22, 2021 12:57 PM (j9HX3)

249 He's a moist, mewling quim.
Posted by: garrett at February 22, 2021 12:50 PM (udlQa)

This is unfair to moist quim, which many men are fond of.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 22, 2021 12:57 PM (ifmtJ)

250 Posted by: MIRROR UNIVERSE NEIL GORSUCH at February 22, 2021 12:57 PM (Pzzpr)

You DICK!!!!

Posted by: Jeff Spicoli at February 22, 2021 12:58 PM (Zz0t1)

251 I had so much stuff to take care of after Snowvid-21 here last week, I didn't get a chance.

I do have them written down and will get to it at some point.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at February 22, 2021 12:55 PM (Zz0t1)
===============

All good. Standing by for your thoughts. Whenever. I'm just a music lover and very much enjoy sharing/talking music with others.

Posted by: Doof at February 22, 2021 12:58 PM (mZUr4)

252 How long did the Europeans continue to call themselves the "Holy Roman Empire" after Rome fell?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 22, 2021 12:58 PM (1ISKN)

253 Its not about "Talking a great game during the hearings" Its about KNOWING the Judge is conservative BEFORE you pick them. What they say during the hearings is irrelevant.

Posted by: rcocean at February 22, 2021 12:58 PM (evE25)

254 I thought it was Istanbul.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone GAF. Talking to myself until I talk to nobody. at February 22, 2021 12:54 PM (Ve//x)


The muz changed the name when they took over. I think the original name was Byzantium before Constantine made it the Eastern Empire capital.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at February 22, 2021 12:58 PM (y7DUB)

255 jeebus MUNG is completely on point with that comment!!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 22, 2021 12:58 PM (j9HX3)

256 This is unfair to moist quim, which many men are fond of.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 22, 2021 12:57 PM (ifmtJ)
++++
Most and tender. But hopefully not flaky.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 22, 2021 12:58 PM (UZVEt)

257 Amy's been polishing apples since she could talk. A little too perfect, no?

--

She's the Tracy Flick of SCOTUS.

Posted by: Lady in Black - GODSPEED Rush Limbaugh at February 22, 2021 12:58 PM (O+I8R)

258 The LARPing never stops.
Posted by: rcocean at February 22, 2021 12:57 PM (evE25)


How helpful you are.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 22, 2021 12:58 PM (yQpMk)

259 The Western Empire ceased to exist as an institution. So in that sense it fell. The Eastern Empire actually lived on in the Ottoman empire.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at February 22, 2021 12:56 PM (Zm+LZ)

As Muslim

Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2021 12:59 PM (HrMC1)

260 217 Amy and Boofboy just said he did.

Posted by: CN at February 22, 2021 12:59 PM (ONvIw)

261 Lets attack the Catholic church cause that has zero to do with anything.

Posted by: rcocean at February 22, 2021 12:59 PM (evE25)

262 Let the LARPing about a Civil war commence. never will happen. Never. Up next: Lets repeal the 17th Amendment! The LARPing never stops.

Posted by: rcocean at February 22, 2021 12:57 PM (evE25)

Lightning bolt! Lightning bolt!

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 22, 2021 12:59 PM (1ISKN)

263 Its not about "Talking a great game during the hearings" Its about KNOWING the Judge is conservative BEFORE you pick them.

How is that done?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 22, 2021 12:59 PM (yQpMk)

264 The Western Empire ceased to exist as an institution. So in that sense it fell. The Eastern Empire actually lived on in the Ottoman empire.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at February 22, 2021 12:56 PM (Zm+LZ)

What Roman laws and traditions did the Ottomans maintain? The Caliphate was about as clean a break between empires as it gets.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 22, 2021 12:59 PM (ifmtJ)

265 The left always get the most reliably communist judges on the bench.

For the right it's a coin toss at best.

Posted by: The Maskless Ranger at February 22, 2021 12:59 PM (dPj3U)

266 Cheaters never propser!

Posted by: Schoolyard taunt at February 22, 2021 01:00 PM (UZVEt)

267 How long did the Europeans continue to call themselves the "Holy Roman Empire" after Rome fell?
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 22, 2021 12:58 PM (1ISKN)

1805

Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2021 01:00 PM (HrMC1)

268 266 that's still a lie

Posted by: CN at February 22, 2021 01:00 PM (ONvIw)

269 As if we needed any more evidence of being totally screwed; thanks SCOTUS

Posted by: Zeera Hunkering down here, Boss at February 22, 2021 01:00 PM (RLANM)

270 252 How long did the Europeans continue to call themselves the "Holy Roman Empire" after Rome fell?
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 22, 2021 12:58 PM (1ISKN)

They didn't, that happens a fair bit later. They called themselves the Roman Empire just like the byzantines did. After Rome fell to whom specifically?

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at February 22, 2021 01:01 PM (Zm+LZ)

271 This is f'ing depressing. I think I need to take the day off.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at February 22, 2021 01:01 PM (sd8p8)

272 So it turns out that it would have been better if Pres. Trump had decided to leave those two seats vacant. What a surprise.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 22, 2021 01:01 PM (CcOog)

273 Whaddya want to bet the Supremes WILL hear these multi-billion dollar suits by Dominion against Rudy, Sydney, Lindell, et al.
And rule in favor of Dominion.

Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 22, 2021 01:01 PM (w7KSn)

274 You can't trust female conservatives, there, I said it.

Too easily bullied and greatly fear what other women might say.

Posted by: Blago at February 22, 2021 12:40 PM (x9fQl)

Oh Fuck you! Kav has a precious penis and he is a traitor. Roberts has been a traitor for years, but he was appointed by the traitorous son of a traitor father. That great manly man, Glen Reynolds of the big muscles banned me from his site so he could write support of free speech without, you know actually allowing free speech.

Tammy Bruce and Michelle Malkin are more of a man than you are.

Posted by: BurkeanMama at February 22, 2021 01:01 PM (CYk5a)

275 266 that's still a lie
Posted by: CN at February 22, 2021 01:00 PM (ONvIw)
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Of course. It is true if someone punishes the cheaters. The system designed to mete out punishment cheats itself, though.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 22, 2021 01:01 PM (UZVEt)

276 247 It appears to me that there was not one person in DC that Trump could trust. The place is totally infected by the borg now, resistance is futile. Any 'savior' elected prez would have to start by firing the entire federal govt top to bottom, in which case he or she would summarily then be impeached and convicted. Its oligarchy for the next couple of decades or until it collapses.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 22, 2021 12:57 PM (r+sAi)

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The best shot we have now is to let Iran get the nuke and hope they set one off on the Potomac.

Perhaps just desserts for DC perfidy.

Posted by: MAGA (stop the steal link in this nic) at February 22, 2021 01:02 PM (cMXNt)

277 I'd say I sure dread the day Alito and Thomas are gone from the bench, but it's all...what's the word now? Moot.

Posted by: Lady in Black - GODSPEED Rush Limbaugh at February 22, 2021 01:02 PM (O+I8R)

278 SFGoth, huh??? De facto repudiation of the basic constitutional system for election process is no better than its formal repudiation. In fact, much better, if one actually thinks there's any point to it all, and that things might change some day.

And SCOTUS and other courts have been damaging the country for years, quietly, by derailing states' attempts to clean up the very, very, very weak election integrity that plagues most of the US.

Make empty suits like Roberts (and most of them, actually) openly attempt to explain and pretend to believe whatever nonsense is required to rationalize obvious junking of the constitution on election process. Maybe they'll even provide an unhinged totalitarian rant, like Kennedy in Obergefell, so that even less observant people will notice how far off the rails the "judiciary" is.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 22, 2021 01:02 PM (OTzUX)

279 >>> The Western Empire ceased to exist as an institution. So in that sense it fell. The Eastern Empire actually lived on in the Ottoman empire.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at February 22, 2021 12:56 PM (Zm+LZ)


That, and it was Russia's belief that they became the New Constantinople and inherited the new empire of civilization from them after the fall. Probably a good argument they have. Unfortunately, they could never figure out fuckall what to do with it.

Posted by: banana Dream at February 22, 2021 01:02 PM (4tN2f)

280 It appears to me that there was not one person in DC that Trump could trust. The place is totally infected by the borg now, resistance is futile. Any 'savior' elected prez would have to start by firing the entire federal govt top to bottom, in which case he or she would summarily then be impeached and convicted. Its oligarchy for the next couple of decades or until it collapses.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 22, 2021 12:57 PM (r+sAi)

At the very least, we've turned a corner. We're no longer what we once were.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2021 01:02 PM (HrMC1)

281 I expect Trump to announce his run for POTUS at CPAC because once you are a candidate you can't attack him (think Joe Biden).

Posted by: SMOD at February 22, 2021 01:02 PM (3aI0K)

282 The courts got involved in gerrymandering question, PA I think it was, telling the R legislature they could not gerrymander, even though it was perfectly within the right of the legislature to do so.

The courts have now said the legislative can be usurped by the administrative "if it's an emergency" said emergency being defined by the administrative state.

I can hardly wait for legislatures to try and reign in the courts, only to have the courts rule the legislatures have no power to do so.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at February 22, 2021 01:02 PM (2SdPm)

283 For the right it's a coin toss at best.
Posted by: The Maskless Ranger at February 22, 2021 12:59 PM (dPj3U)

Strange, the coin keeps coming up tails...

Posted by: DoublySymmetric (iPad) at February 22, 2021 01:02 PM (9mfKN)

284 Kavanaugh worried me when he was bragging about hiring all women for his staff. I considered that sucking up to the Left.

Posted by: abbynormal at February 22, 2021 01:02 PM (I849g)

285 That, and it was Russia's belief that they became the New Constantinople and inherited the new empire of civilization from them after the fall. Probably a good argument they have. Unfortunately, they could never figure out fuckall what to do with it.

- -

Hence the title "Czar" derived from "Caesar."

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone GAF. Talking to myself until I talk to nobody. at February 22, 2021 01:03 PM (Ve//x)

286 The LARPing never stops.


How helpful you are.


Any talk of separation - and the resulting loss of superpower status - scares the shit out of some people. They crave order. They'll give up just about anything else to get it. And they'll insist you go along. So they do this in the public space - they try to stop all such talk. Begging, derision - everything is on the table. But they must get that kind of talk shut down. Contemplating the ensuing chaos is simply a bridge too far.

Posted by: Nutbush City Limits at February 22, 2021 01:03 PM (u2I6p)

287 264 The Western Empire ceased to exist as an institution. So in that sense it fell. The Eastern Empire actually lived on in the Ottoman empire.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at February 22, 2021 12:56 PM (Zm+LZ)

What Roman laws and traditions did the Ottomans maintain? The Caliphate was about as clean a break between empires as it gets.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 22, 2021 12:59 PM (ifmtJ)

The Ottomans don't become Caliphate till later when they conquered Egypt, and that's more akin to their long acquisition of hats. Practically speaking the Roman institutions of governance would continue for some time with additional Persian influences.

The Ottomans were originally Anatolian beyliks, so greek influence was heavy to begin with. If they weren't Muslim it'd just be another Roman civil war as happened from time to time.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at February 22, 2021 01:03 PM (Zm+LZ)

288 The best shot we have now is to let Iran get the nuke and hope they set one off on the Potomac.

Perhaps just desserts for DC perfidy.
Posted by: MAGA (stop the steal link in this nic) at February 22, 2021 01:02 PM (cMXNt)
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This is how any new Civil War will end. If it devolves into armed conflict here (which will likely look like the Troubles in Ireland), someone beyond our borders is going to decide that the time is right to knock the US out altogether. I doubt they'd even try to occupy the place, just hit our major political and cultural and population centers with a few nukes and remove us from global importance.

Basically, if a civil war does get moving here, it will likely be won for one side or the other courtesy of a third party.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 22, 2021 01:03 PM (UZVEt)

289 After Rome fell to whom specifically?
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at February 22, 2021 01:01 PM (Zm+LZ)


According to Gibbon it was like the wild west in the end of Rome; like dueling families with power to form their own mini fiefdoms.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at February 22, 2021 01:04 PM (y7DUB)

290 Cheaters never propser!
Posted by: Schoolyard taunt at February 22, 2021 01:00 PM (UZVEt)
........

Get back in English class.

Posted by: wth at February 22, 2021 01:04 PM (v0R5T)

291 I honestly don't think any Republican President purposely picks bad judges. I can't stand the Bushes, but I think they as guilty as Trump for not getting what they wanted.

Almost nobody here dissed Trump's picks.

The legal profession in general just attracts a certain type and it's not a conservative activist willing to throw around their power. For liberals though, it most certainly does.

And let's pretend there's any consistency here, the SC just recently struck down state election laws checking for things like proof of citizenship.

Posted by: Blago at February 22, 2021 01:04 PM (x9fQl)

292 I'd be ok with a recall effort against Kavanaugh at this point. Let the leftists tear that rapist apart.

Oh, there's no legal "recall" effort available for SC judges? What legal authority do we have for anything these days. Fuck you, Kav, War.

Posted by: Eli Cash at February 22, 2021 01:04 PM (SScvq)

293 Everything is broken.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 22, 2021 01:04 PM (Oehp6)

294 Strange, the coin keeps coming up tails...
Posted by: DoublySymmetric (iPad)

Like the opening scene in "Rosencranz and Guildenstern are Dead".

Posted by: Taqiyyologist (bofa/deez) at February 22, 2021 01:05 PM (OssQ4)

295 After Rome fell to whom specifically?
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at February 22, 2021 01:01 PM (Zm+LZ)

Biggus Dicus?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 22, 2021 01:05 PM (1ISKN)

296
Soon it will be as if trump was never President...

Let the name of Trump Moses shall be stricken from all from every book and tablet, stricken from all pylons and obelisks, stricken from every monument. Let the name of Trump Moses be unheard and unspoken, erased from the memory of men for all time!!!

Posted by: Archer at February 22, 2021 01:05 PM (gmo/4)

297 291 I wanted Lagoa, but yeah, they seemed ok

Posted by: CN at February 22, 2021 01:05 PM (ONvIw)

298 For the right it's a coin toss at best.
Posted by: The Maskless Ranger at February 22, 2021 12:59 PM (dPj3U)

Strange, the coin keeps coming up tails...
Posted by: DoublySymmetric (iPad) at February 22, 2021 01:02 PM (9mfKN)


These things happen sometimes.

Posted by: Hillary! at February 22, 2021 01:05 PM (Zz0t1)

299 After Rome fell to whom specifically?
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at February 22, 2021 01:01 PM (Zm+LZ)

Biggus Dicus?
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 22, 2021 01:05 PM (1ISKN)

Mostly Germanic Barbarians---who were already pretty much "Romanized.""

Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2021 01:06 PM (HrMC1)

300 If, even unwittingly, President Biden projects the image that the Pentagon is more concerned about ferreting out wayward internal enemies than in seeking unity by deterring aggressors, then belligerents such as China, North Korea, and Iran and others will likely - even if falsely and unwisely - wager that the United States will not or cannot react to provocations, as it has done in the past. And accordingly, they will be emboldened to provoke their neighbors with less worry about consequences.

Posted by: SMOD at February 22, 2021 01:06 PM (3aI0K)

301 memory is fickle

Posted by: Archer at February 22, 2021 01:06 PM (gmo/4)

302 Can we stop pretending that having your county adding 150 million votes for Trump (assumedly you are headlining the cause in your neighborhood, or you're just demanding that other people go to jail) is going to cause Democrats to do anything regarding election integrity?

The second a Western Civ. conservative even registers a truck to deliver more votes, 12 FBI agents will ram the trucks off the road and kill any dog in a 15 mile radius for good measure.

When Democrats create their rule changes that benefit only them, they set-up an iron-clad brigade which ensures that the same would never happen to them. Then we'd have to listen to weeks after weeks of "Only Democrats are capable of running secure elections, and anyone who isn't a Democrat is a terrorist."

We have to create something that will completely surprise the Leviathan and rout them with such overwhelming force that they'd be too shook in their panties to even come up with a way to stop us.

Posted by: Homer's Donuts at February 22, 2021 01:06 PM (HK8/E)

303 Until the people who go against us like Kavanaugh and ACB and the pudwhacks in AZ, GA, MI, WI who took cash or the LincolnProject "payoff" are punished in the extreme (loss of job, clout, family, etc.) we will continue to lose.

Hard times create hard men. May as well get to the hard work.

The list of people has presented itself to us. The masks are off. Let's go to work.

Posted by: Eli Cash at February 22, 2021 01:06 PM (SScvq)

304 These things happen sometimes.
Posted by: Hillary! at February 22, 2021 01:05 PM (Zz0t1)

If I had your luck, I would be in Vegas living it up.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric (iPad) at February 22, 2021 01:06 PM (9mfKN)

305 How long did the Europeans continue to call themselves the "Holy Roman Empire" after Rome fell?
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 22, 2021 12:58 PM (1ISKN)

1805
Posted by: JoeF

Replaced it with the Unholy Napoleonic Empire.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2021 01:07 PM (VVEnO)

306 Now, the election is over, and there is no reason for refusing to decide the important question that these cases pose

Shorter Alito, now that it doesn't matter, let's look into it.

Posted by: WiNO - Now Fortified with Fraud at February 22, 2021 01:07 PM (Gcdtg)

307 The left always get the most reliably communist judges on the bench.
For the right it's a coin toss at best.
Posted by: The Maskless Ranger at February 22, 2021 12:59 PM (dPj3U)

Yup...there are no "conservative" judges anymore. Thomas was sat so long ago it was another world. Today, all attorneys are middle to far left if they become judges they do not move right.

Today's law skools are nasty, left wing politically oriented places where no conservative thought is allowed, just like regular skools.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at February 22, 2021 01:07 PM (R/m4+)

308 The SCOTUS has fallen prey to the threats of the Democrats to pack the courts.

Posted by: SMOD at February 22, 2021 01:07 PM (3aI0K)

309 289 After Rome fell to whom specifically?
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at February 22, 2021 01:01 PM (Zm+LZ)

According to Gibbon it was like the wild west in the end of Rome; like dueling families with power to form their own mini fiefdoms.
Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at February 22, 2021 01:04 PM (y7DUB)

Rome fell a number of times so without knowing which time it's hard to answer questions about what happened afterwards.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at February 22, 2021 01:07 PM (Zm+LZ)

310 "The courts got involved in gerrymandering question, PA I think it was, telling the R legislature they could not gerrymander, even though it was perfectly within the right of the legislature to do so."
I don't know about PA but it happened here in NC.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 22, 2021 01:07 PM (CcOog)

311 Separation is a ridiculous fantasy. Even if it were remotely feasible or could be done -- war or no -- all it would do is delay the inevitable takeover by the left.

We want to be left alone. They want to conquer. Ask history how that turns out. Ask thousands of now-obliterated, usually forgotten civilizations how that turns out. Ask the Anasazi... oh wait, you cannot because they no longer exist.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 22, 2021 01:07 PM (KZzsI)

312 Basically, if a civil war does get moving here, it will likely be won for one side or the other courtesy of a third party.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 22, 2021 01:03 PM (UZVEt)

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"This guy gets it." -- Chairman and de facto POTUS Xi

Posted by: ShainS at February 22, 2021 01:08 PM (wsx8x)

313 306 That's brave/s

Posted by: CN at February 22, 2021 01:08 PM (ONvIw)

314 Gorsuch has been pretty good so far. Kavanaugh and Barrett are disasters. Barrett, especially, is a whore. She told the president everything she was going to do for conservatism, then drugged him, took his money and fled the scene.

I hope her daughters have multiple abortions and act like Conways' daughter.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Fire SCOTUS at February 22, 2021 01:08 PM (qoNQ/)

315 What's unknown is how Kavanaugh or Barrett would have ruled on the merits. If either one of them would have gone sideways, then it's better that SCOTUS did not hear the case.

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Could've been worse, huh?

Posted by: runner at February 22, 2021 01:08 PM (W8e/N)

316 Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
All this reminds me of a good little series I watched last year called the Minions of Midas. Pretty good if you don't mind foreign.


Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 22, 2021 01:08 PM (r+sAi)

317 308 No they're just in it for the grift.

Posted by: CN at February 22, 2021 01:08 PM (ONvIw)

318 Mitch was always really fanatical about confirming judges. Now we know why.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at February 22, 2021 01:09 PM (VBaD9)

319 An NFL quarterback who has made over $200 million during his career has petitioned President Biden to shut down Van Buren County's largest property taxpayer, threatening the Van Buren County School District with a loss of $394,000 in property tax money every year, according to information provided at the February 17 school board meeting.

More than 200 celebrities sent a letter to Biden to have him close Dakota Access pipeline while a court orders an environmental review. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers also signed his name to the petition. The pipeline goes through 18 counties in Iowa, including Van Buren County.

Posted by: SMOD at February 22, 2021 01:09 PM (3aI0K)

320 The SCOTUS has fallen prey to the threats of the Democrats to pack the courts.

Posted by: SMOD at February 22, 2021 01:07 PM (3aI0K)

If only that were so.

Posted by: ... at February 22, 2021 01:09 PM (uEbPt)

321 We have to create something that will completely
surprise the Leviathan and rout them with such overwhelming force that
they'd be too shook in their panties to even come up with a way to stop
us.
Posted by: Homer's Donuts at February 22, 2021 01:06 PM (HK8/E)


About as likely as that old chestnut of taking over the GOP - there's just no practical way to seize that much power that quickly. Our best bet is probably a rapid collapse of some type.

Posted by: Nutbush City Limits at February 22, 2021 01:09 PM (u2I6p)

322 315. No. It could not be worse.

Posted by: CN at February 22, 2021 01:09 PM (ONvIw)

323 Kavanaugh and Barrett have been Supreme disappointments. May theirs, along with the pedophile Roberts, Kagan, the wide-assed latina Sotomayor and the rest of the leftist bunch have a brief tenure on the court and be replaced with genuine Constitutional originalists.

Posted by: Bonecrusher at February 22, 2021 01:09 PM (nouDa)

324 Almost nobody here dissed Trump's picks.

Posted by: Blago at February 22, 2021 01:04 PM (x9fQl)

I think there was some hope that because they came out of the Federalist Society, they would be better. It's obvious that Shakespeare was correct.

Posted by: WiNO - Now Fortified with Fraud at February 22, 2021 01:09 PM (Gcdtg)

325 Pardon me for asking a question borne of ignorance, but what do we do now?
Voting doesn't matter.
The law does not matter.
The Constitution does not matter.
Any move to push the criminal legislators out will be met with police and military force (LEO and the military are NOT on our side; we don't write their checks we only fund them).
So WTF do we do?

Posted by: Clear Eyed Killer at February 22, 2021 01:09 PM (ln5wD)

326 I don't know about PA but it happened here in NC.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 22, 2021 01:07 PM (CcOog)

Mel Watt...look at Clyburn's district in SC

Posted by: BignJames at February 22, 2021 01:09 PM (AwYPR)

327 Perhaps just desserts for DC perfidy.
Posted by: MAGA (stop the steal link in this nic)

Cow Pie Surprise?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 22, 2021 01:09 PM (VVEnO)

328 318 Mitch was always really fanatical about confirming judges. Now we know why.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at February 22, 2021 01:09 PM (VBaD9)

Yeah, the owe him.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 22, 2021 01:09 PM (1ISKN)

329 It appears to me that there was not one person in DC that Trump could trust. The place is totally infected by the borg now, resistance is futile. Any 'savior' elected prez would have to start by firing the entire federal govt top to bottom, in which case he or she would summarily then be impeached and convicted. Its oligarchy for the next couple of decades or until it collapses.

We're not going to skip the empire phase where we ruthlessly invade and crush everyone around us, are we?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not scanning your email to sell you stuff like Google does. at February 22, 2021 01:09 PM (SchxB)

330 Separation is a ridiculous fantasy. Even if it were remotely feasible or could be done -- war or no -- all it would do is delay the inevitable takeover by the left.

We want to be left alone. They want to conquer. Ask history how that turns out. Ask thousands of now-obliterated, usually forgotten civilizations how that turns out. Ask the Anasazi... oh wait, you cannot because they no longer exist.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 22, 2021 01:07 PM (KZzsI)

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And there is no "America" out there to come to our rescue.

Posted by: ShainS at February 22, 2021 01:10 PM (wsx8x)

331 The SCOTUS has fallen prey to the threats of the Democrats to pack the courts.
Posted by: SMOD at February 22, 2021 01:07 PM (3aI0K)


NO ONE will stand up to the democrats. Trump tried to and even his own 'side' tried mightily to destroy him and are continuing to try.

We have no one on our side. We have no power. We have no laws. We have nothing.

It will take #WAR.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at February 22, 2021 01:10 PM (Zz0t1)

332 "And we still await the endless in-depth demographic and political analyses"
"Apparently the word is Trump increased his margins in all demographics other than white males who swung massively to Biden."

If we ever get the data, it will not compute. There's actually hope here, as it shows Trump has built a winning coalition, if we ever have a fair national election.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2021 01:10 PM (ZHVt1)

333 >> The best shot we have now is to let Iran get the nuke and hope they set one off on the Potomac.

Perhaps just desserts for DC perfidy.
Posted by: MAGA (stop the steal link in this nic) at February 22, 2021 01:02 PM (cMXNt)


Yes, that's the issue. Many of us are starting to see that government is the issue and we are becoming the ungovernable. What was left/right, we are all starting to see, is now an elite ruling class verses the ruled. But you know what? The reason we are seeing fast and dramatic enemy action against us is that they have already seen this and have already begun to reconfigure. The ruling class on "our side" aren't betraying us, we are their enemy.

We are behind and trailing their movement. We need to catch up real fast.

Posted by: banana Dream at February 22, 2021 01:10 PM (4tN2f)

334 So the driver in Erie who literally saw the fraud as it was happening is not even worth an appearance to the SCOTUS? All the evidence of fraud in Philly, and other counties in PA? None of that matters to the highest court in the land?

Or is it just because OrangeManBad; the man who put these traitors onto the bench.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Fire SCOTUS at February 22, 2021 01:10 PM (qoNQ/)

335 Rome fell a number of times so without knowing which time it's hard to answer questions about what happened afterwards.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at February 22, 2021 01:07 PM (Zm+LZ)

I'd put it at 410 ~ 476, with the latter date being a clear 'end' to the Roman empire. No more emperors, ruled by Ostrogoths = No more Roman (Western) Empire.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 22, 2021 01:10 PM (ifmtJ)

336 Heads we win tails you lose justice.

Posted by: ... at February 22, 2021 01:10 PM (uEbPt)

337 Basically, if a civil war does get moving here, it will likely be won for one side or the other courtesy of a third party.

- I think China would be inside our borders with armed troops within hours. They need our food. They don't want it nuked and ruined. They just need us to kill each other in sufficient numbers to "require" an intervening force.

What would we do as superpower if China was tearing itself apart? Why ,we would intervene and try to "spread democracy". They will just be spreading communism.

Posted by: Eli Cash at February 22, 2021 01:11 PM (SScvq)

338 "We want to be left alone. They want to conquer."

That pretty much sums it up I guess.

Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2021 01:11 PM (HrMC1)

339 I've fallen and I can't get up!

Posted by: Rome at February 22, 2021 01:11 PM (VVEnO)

340 #278 - Rhomboid, I get what you're saying (and I appreciate that you get what I'm saying) but it's like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get when you get a 5-4 against you on broad issues. I really don't care how Roberts would rationalize anything. It's all a tax. Well, it may also be attacks; depends on the auto-cucumber.

As for: "Tammy Bruce and Michelle Malkin are more of a man than you are."
Posted by: BurkeanMama

I wonder how many here would oppose the nomination of a gay judge to SCOTUS if that person were reliably small-c conservative.

Posted by: SFGoth at February 22, 2021 01:12 PM (KAi1n)

341 What's unknown is how Kavanaugh or Barrett would have ruled on the merits. If either one of them would have gone sideways, then it's better that SCOTUS did not hear the case.
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Could've been worse, huh?
Posted by: runner at February 22, 2021 01:08 PM (W8e/N)

I don't see how denying taking the case is better. Essentially, SCOTUS has enshrined cheating except for reasons when they want to throw out voter verification requirements. It's lawyer thinking that this was somehow tolerable.

Posted by: WiNO - Now Fortified with Fraud at February 22, 2021 01:12 PM (Gcdtg)

342 At a certain point, someone from The Party will knock on your door, to have "a little talk" about your recalcitrance, your non-compliance, your wrong-think, your outdated concepts.
Maybe they will have their friends with them for back up.
Be ready.

Posted by: navybrat, semper paratus at February 22, 2021 01:12 PM (w7KSn)

343 Well, things changed when people decided they needed a little box they could stare into that told them how to think, what was important and what to do about it.

Whoever controls what goes into that little box decides what people are going to do.

No Media, no message.

Posted by: pawn at February 22, 2021 01:12 PM (OLRk7)

344 Or is it just because OrangeManBad; the man who put these traitors onto the bench.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Fire SCOTUS at February 22, 2021 01:10 PM (qoNQ/)

Orange Man Bad is just the current reason. Expect to see whatever snappy phrase is the equivalent of this one is worse than Trump! used as the next reason for why we are unable to take up a case.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric (iPad) at February 22, 2021 01:12 PM (9mfKN)

345 I expect Trump to announce his run for POTUS at CPAC because once you are a candidate you can't attack him (think Joe Biden).
Posted by: SMOD at February 22, 2021 01:02 PM


They're so cute when they're young.

Posted by: CNN at February 22, 2021 01:12 PM (DMUuz)

346 Even worse: SCOTUS has now given cover to those people who have denied there was anything improper in the election.

"See the Supreme Court agrees with us!"

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at February 22, 2021 01:12 PM (2SdPm)

347 So WTF do we do?
Posted by: Clear Eyed Killer at February 22, 2021 01:09 PM (ln5wD)

*looks at poster's nic*

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 22, 2021 01:13 PM (ifmtJ)

348 >>>And there is no "America" out there to come to our rescue.
Posted by: ShainS


Hell, our own "allies" - Britain and Australia - helped foster the Russian pee tape dossier!

Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Fire SCOTUS at February 22, 2021 01:13 PM (qoNQ/)

349 Uncle Tom Kavanaugh and Aunt Tom Barrett.

Posted by: ... at February 22, 2021 01:13 PM (uEbPt)

350 Someone beyond our borders is going to decide that the time is right to knock the US out altogether.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 22, 2021 01:03 PM (UZVEt)

As soon as it looks like to Globally back horse is Losing it'll be EMPs. Why waste hundreds of nukes when all you need is 1 or 2?

Posted by: TryHardNeckBeard at February 22, 2021 01:14 PM (Lp34m)

351 It depends on what you mean by "fall of Rome". Rome as a dream and a republic fell when Caesar took power but it was still powerful and lasted a long time as a dictatorship.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 22, 2021 01:14 PM (KZzsI)

352 "See the Supreme Court agrees with us!"


Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at February 22, 2021 01:12 PM (2SdPm)

That's pretty much all SCOTUS has ever done.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 22, 2021 01:14 PM (1ISKN)

353 I wonder how many here would oppose the nomination of a gay judge to SCOTUS if that person were reliably small-c conservative.
Posted by: SFGoth at February 22, 2021 01:12 PM (KAi1n)



How would we know the latter? I guess the Federalists could tell us.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 22, 2021 01:14 PM (yQpMk)

354 "The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."
-- H. L. Mencken

Posted by: SMOD at February 22, 2021 01:14 PM (3aI0K)

355 My thing about these judge is, it annoys the piss out of me that we have that stupid idiotic monkey show of the left going apeshit about the confirmation process. So I, and a lot of others, end up forgetting what we already know.. or suspect, which is that these people are NOT necessarily ideal candidates for the Court.

But we have to defend every single thing about them, because the left is so insane. I don't know enough about courts and judges, but I can't think of the last time a SC nomination was being considered, and people who DO know this stuff didn't have reservations about the person being installed.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 22, 2021 01:14 PM (oQ94s)

356 We have had not a single mean tweet in over a month. So all good.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at February 22, 2021 01:14 PM (VBaD9)

357
I wonder how many here would oppose the nomination of a gay judge to SCOTUS if that person were reliably small-c conservative.
Posted by: SFGoth at February 22, 2021 01:12 PM (KAi1n)


I don't think sexual choice really has much baring on whether they should be considered or not. If they're a prissy fag floating around the court ruling to stop abortion, election fraud and uphold the Bill of Rights, I really could give a fuck who's cock they're sucking.

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at February 22, 2021 01:14 PM (Zz0t1)

358 I agree with Wyatt Erp. I hope that RGB's chair is what gave her colo-rectal cancer and it passes to ACB. That is awful to say, but that's where I'm at in 2021. Fuck em all.

Posted by: Eli Cash at February 22, 2021 01:15 PM (SScvq)

359 >>>Orange Man Bad is just the current reason. Expect to see whatever snappy phrase is the equivalent of this one is worse than Trump! used as the next reason for why we are unable to take up a case.
Posted by: DoublySymmetric (iPad)


They never gave a shite about Trump. They played him and the second they were confirmed for life, they screwed him. Like I said earlier, Barret is a whore.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Fire SCOTUS at February 22, 2021 01:15 PM (qoNQ/)

360 First, is it liberating that the last reason to vote GOP, federal judges and justices, has been taken off the table. Ditto mindless respect for "the law "

Two points:

1. As happened with FDR, the mere threat to pack the court yields results. Two of these clowns certainly considered this threat when they passed on a case that could have returned a degree of legitimacy to the United States government. Maybe it is a good thing this happened because many more can see what a fraud the system is.

2. The Federalist Society's recomnendations were just as worthless as the rest of the shit from Conservatism, Inc.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at February 22, 2021 01:15 PM (puu6v)

361 I don't see China sending troops here. Logistically, it makes no sense and it provides a visible focus for the country to potentially unite.

They'll keep using money and blackmail and get what they want that way.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 22, 2021 01:15 PM (ifmtJ)

362 Caesarian Rome was a Monarchy in all but name.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at February 22, 2021 01:15 PM (yQpMk)

363 I wonder how many here would oppose the nomination of a gay judge to SCOTUS if that person were reliably small-c conservative.
Posted by: SFGoth at February 22, 2021 01:12 PM (KAi1n)

You're a part of the reason we lose. The "as long as they agree with me politically" crowd has consistently failed in delivering anything.

Posted by: WiNO - Now Fortified with Fraud at February 22, 2021 01:15 PM (Gcdtg)

364 Okay, blood pressure is climbing.

I'm down to 5 fence posts to replace and one gate to rebuild.

Time to replace another fence post.

No idea what I'll do once I finish next week.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at February 22, 2021 01:16 PM (2SdPm)

365 Orange Man Bad is just the current reason. Expect to see whatever snappy phrase is the equivalent of this one is worse than Trump! used as the next reason for why we are unable to take up a case.

Yep. Remember Bill Maher? "OK I admit we were lying ridiculously when we attacked Bush and McCain and Romney calling them Hitler and so on, that was all bullcrap. But this time we really mean it!"

It doesn't matter who the Republican party runs. The candidate is worse than ever before, worse than Hitler, the most awful racist homophobic bigoted misogynist hater that ever walked the earth. They used to like Trump. They love them some Romney now. Until he runs again.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 22, 2021 01:16 PM (KZzsI)

366 355 My thing about these judge is, it annoys the piss out of me that we have that stupid idiotic monkey show of the left going apeshit about the confirmation process. So I, and a lot of others, end up forgetting what we already know.. or suspect, which is that these people are NOT necessarily ideal candidates for the Court.

But we have to defend every single thing about them, because the left is so insane. I don't know enough about courts and judges, but I can't think of the last time a SC nomination was being considered, and people who DO know this stuff didn't have reservations about the person being installed.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 22, 2021 01:14 PM (oQ94s)

The frustrating thing is that Kav stopped with the nicer-than-Jesus act and fought back. I had some small hope that, after seeing that the left would indeed eat him too, he would not be a squish.

Alas.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric (iPad) at February 22, 2021 01:16 PM (9mfKN)

367 351 It depends on what you mean by "fall of Rome". Rome as a dream and a republic fell when Caesar took power but it was still powerful and lasted a long time as a dictatorship.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 22, 2021 01:14 PM (KZzsI)

Arguably that started with Sulla, and he also began that practice of seizing power. The decisions at that point in time also prevented Rome from maintaining a population suitable to a Republic.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at February 22, 2021 01:16 PM (Zm+LZ)

368 351: Caesar / Augustus ended the Republic, but the Republic was rotten long before Caesar.

Posted by: Revenant at February 22, 2021 01:16 PM (//ATM)

369 324 Almost nobody here dissed Trump's picks.

Posted by: Blago at February 22, 2021 01:04 PM (x9fQl)

I think there was some hope that because they came out of the Federalist Society, they would be better. It's obvious that Shakespeare was correct.
Posted by: WiNO - Now Fortified with Fraud at February 22, 2021 01:09 PM (Gcdtg)

...

No more Ivy League. No more East schools of any kind.

If we ever, please God, were to nominate again for SCOTUS they need to be from Alabama or Missouri or something. And I don't give a rats fanny about their previous jurisprudence. I want someone who still has dirt under their nails at the swearing in and who has to be reminded that SCOTUS doesn't actually hang people.

Posted by: TexasDan at February 22, 2021 01:16 PM (ohOLP)

370 >>> I agree with Wyatt Erp. I hope that RGB's chair is what gave her colo-rectal cancer and it passes to ACB. That is awful to say, but that's where I'm at in 2021. Fuck em all.
Posted by: Eli Cash

Kavanaugh and Barret are the worst of the bunch because they both proclaimed themselves practicing Christians. A disgrace to the religion, IMO.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Fire SCOTUS at February 22, 2021 01:16 PM (qoNQ/)

371 I think China would be inside our borders with armed troops within
hours. They need our food. They don't want it nuked and ruined. They
just need us to kill each other in sufficient numbers to "require" an
intervening force.


They could get a free ride here and a willing coalition of West Coast states to support them - and the ChiComs still couldn't project that much force, that far away, for very long. That's the irony - none of these world powers, except us, have the ability to project power anymore. And we're rapidly losing it - which is not a bad thing.

Domestic use of anyone's military is another story. The Chinese Military is the biggest threat to the Chinese. Same for the residents of most countries. Same for us.

Posted by: Nutbush City Limits at February 22, 2021 01:16 PM (u2I6p)

372 And one more thought, I suspect it's true that while some of us are sitting here looking for the simple, reasonable "Constitutional traditionalist" or whatever it's called, and those folks just aren't out there. Or they're rare, and they either have to be stealthy about who they are, because if they don't their careers are never going to advance.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 22, 2021 01:16 PM (oQ94s)

373 we are no longer a nation of laws...

act accordingly.

Posted by: redc1c4 (*OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated) at February 22, 2021 01:17 PM (Ihbep)

374 F'n GoDaddy just sent me an email

"How to find joy in activism as an entrepreneur. "

FU GoDaddy. Don't expect that I will point anyone your way ever again.


Posted by: f'd at February 22, 2021 01:17 PM (+AASJ)

375 I would be fine with a trans sexual satanist who follows the constitution. Problem is judges who follow the constitution and are under 50 years old do not seem to exist anymore.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at February 22, 2021 01:17 PM (VBaD9)

376 @361:

No need to bother when Corporation, Inc., and its political whores act as a Fifth Column.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at February 22, 2021 01:18 PM (puu6v)

377 I expect Trump to announce his run for POTUS at CPAC because once you are a candidate you can't attack him (think Joe Biden).
Posted by: SMOD at February 22, 2021 01:02 PM

LOL

Posted by: JoeF. at February 22, 2021 01:18 PM (HrMC1)

378 The way Kavanaugh fought back had all the hallmarks of a Bushie. I felt bad for the dude - I did - but you could see he was gonna be a bendover for the satanic Left.

Posted by: ... at February 22, 2021 01:18 PM (uEbPt)

379 No idea what I'll do once I finish next week.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at February 22, 2021 01:16 PM (2SdPm)

I hear good things about baking.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 22, 2021 01:19 PM (ifmtJ)

380 I wonder how many here would oppose the nomination of a gay judge to SCOTUS if that person were reliably small-c conservative.
Posted by: SFGoth at February 22, 2021 01:12 PM (KAi1n)
--------
Gabe Malor!

Posted by: andycanuck at February 22, 2021 01:19 PM (d6he9)

381 >>>You're a part of the reason we lose. The "as long as they agree with me politically" crowd has consistently failed in delivering anything.
Posted by: WiNO


Earlier today Hewitt was saying we should all approve the Neera Tanden appointment and stop being mean to the other side on Twitter, because that will make the Dems stop. Why the F**k does Salem still employ this clown?

Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Fire SCOTUS at February 22, 2021 01:19 PM (qoNQ/)

382 You'd be better with nine people from the phone book on SCROTUS, that's for damn sure.

Posted by: ... at February 22, 2021 01:19 PM (uEbPt)

383 356 We have had not a single mean tweet in over a month. So all good.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at February 22, 2021 01:14 PM (VBaD9)

...

Iran still hasn't invited Biden to come hang for the weekend so I don't know how you can even say that.

Posted by: TexasDan at February 22, 2021 01:19 PM (ohOLP)

384 A lid called by lunchtime?

@RaheemKassam

Wow there was NO MARINE out front of the Oval Office during his Presidential Daily Briefing this morning.

Typically that means POTUS is *not* in the Oval. So who was receiving the PDB, and where?

Posted by: Lizzy at February 22, 2021 01:19 PM (bDqIh)

385 I remember a lot of people raised a lot of red flags about Kavanaugh. But they were overshadowed by the circus that followed.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at February 22, 2021 01:19 PM (VBaD9)

386 >>> I wonder how many here would oppose the nomination of a gay judge to SCOTUS if that person were reliably small-c conservative.
Posted by: SFGoth


Instead of the last two clowns, I would prefer Grennell and Don Willet.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Fire SCOTUS at February 22, 2021 01:20 PM (qoNQ/)

387 we are no longer a nation of laws...

act accordingly.
Posted by: redc1c4 (*OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated) at February 22, 2021 01:17 PM (Ihbep)

^
||

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 22, 2021 01:20 PM (ifmtJ)

388 Biden is Porky Pig, accidently says N-word: https://youtu.be/WChD50UBCWM

Posted by: Fedup at February 22, 2021 01:20 PM (68ya+)

389 The way Kavanaugh fought back had all the hallmarks of a Bushie.

Yeah I never trusted him, but like Burt, I saw the left acting so stupidly insane, I couldn't help but oppose their crazy. Well I'm done with that. The left acting crazy is like the sun rising in the morning. Nothing they do shocks or surprises me, I'm all out of outrage. They're satanic chimpanzees, and they're always going to act like one.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 22, 2021 01:20 PM (KZzsI)

390 Any move to push the criminal legislators out will be met with police and military force (LEO and the military are NOT on our side; we don't write their checks we only fund them).
So WTF do we do?
Posted by: Clear Eyed Killer at February 22, 2021 01:09 PM (ln5wD)

ISee the Irish Democracy posts and articles, that is the most practical advice.

we have to face hard facts, which is that our side lost, miserably. They control the Government, the Courts, the Military, the Police, the Corporations, the Media, the Universities, All of those institutions are dedicated to our destruction, and anyone who is a part of any of them is our enemy, They will destroy themselves, sooner or later but we have to live and think like Resistance members in Nazi-Occupied France, and we are going to have to keep our heads down , bide our time, tell no one what we really think, and wait for opportunities to sew chaos to present themselves.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 22, 2021 01:20 PM (trdmm)

391 Posted by: BurtTC at February 22, 2021 01:14 PM (oQ94s)

The frustrating thing is that Kav stopped with the nicer-than-Jesus act and fought back. I had some small hope that, after seeing that the left would indeed eat him too, he would not be a squish.

Alas.
Posted by: DoublySymmetric (iPad) at February 22, 2021 01:16 PM (9mfKN)

That's where I'd have to go back and figure out if we can draw the line, between him having character that won't tolerate that bullcrap thrown at him, versus having a true "conservative" bent as a jurist.

I don't know that the two are both going to be present. So one can admire the man, and then upon reflection, realize he's just another douchebag squishy relativist, when it comes to how he does his judgin'.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 22, 2021 01:20 PM (oQ94s)

392 F'n GoDaddy just sent me an email

"How to find joy in activism as an entrepreneur. "

FU GoDaddy. Don't expect that I will point anyone your way ever again.
Posted by: f'd at February 22, 2021 01:17 PM (+AASJ)
++++
Best choice I ever made was picking a cheap registrar that is in the business of selling domain names and DNS and nothing else. They're cheap and *all* they do is sell names and let you put a number next to them. No muss, no fuss, no platform, no activism, no bullshit.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 22, 2021 01:20 PM (UZVEt)

393 >>We have had not a single mean tweet in over a month. So all good.


Think we learned with the Texas energy fiasco, when the call comes in at 3am, Biden will be there for it. . . next Saturday.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 22, 2021 01:20 PM (bDqIh)

394 Neera Tanden is a high priestess in the Inner Inner D Party. Just who we want running the national budget.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 22, 2021 01:21 PM (ZHVt1)

395 Why the F**k does Salem still employ this clown?
Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Fire SCOTUS at February 22, 2021 01:19 PM (qoNQ/)

Because his balls have been clipped.
Controlled 'opposition', a judas goat to lead the rest of the sheep.

Jokes on them. We are not following our 'leaders' anymore.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Logan Tiberius Edwards (2012-2021) at February 22, 2021 01:21 PM (ifmtJ)

396 Will be occasionally on threads today to brag on Jewels.
She made me a lovely custom sweater chain that I couldn't be more pleased with.
Thank you, Jewels!

Posted by: Sal at February 22, 2021 01:21 PM (duS67)

397 Barrett and Kavanaugh were McConnell's babies. And we went right along, cheering and supporting them, just as Trump did because we can't fathom people who would deliberately sink our country.

Posted by: Carly at February 22, 2021 01:21 PM (iFhQM)

398 Odd,

When lawyers are in charge the first thing to go is the laws.

Posted by: pawn at February 22, 2021 01:21 PM (OLRk7)

399 386 >>> I wonder how many here would oppose the nomination of a gay judge to SCOTUS if that person were reliably small-c conservative.
Posted by: SFGoth

To answer your question seriously, I never saw one single person here say anything negative about Ric Grenell. Not once.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 22, 2021 01:22 PM (trdmm)

400 That's where I'd have to go back and figure out if we can draw the line, between him having character that won't tolerate that bullcrap thrown at him, versus having a true "conservative" bent as a jurist.

I don't know that the two are both going to be present. So one can admire the man, and then upon reflection, realize he's just another douchebag squishy relativist, when it comes to how he does his judgin'.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 22, 2021 01:20 PM (oQ94s)

The English common law tradition is flawed. I don't think attempting for a better sorting mechanism can fix it.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at February 22, 2021 01:22 PM (Zm+LZ)

401 Earlier today Hewitt was saying we should all approve the Neera Tanden appointment and stop being mean to the other side on Twitter, because that will make the Dems stop. Why the F**k does Salem still employ this clown?
Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Fire SCOTUS at February 22, 2021 01:19 PM (qoNQ/)

Anyone working for Salem media is worthless. HH is so pathetic that I don't know how anyone listens to him.

The only solution is to not vote Repuke in 2022. Doesn't matter if you think your guy is okay or not. No one gets a vote. State and local races fine. Although, it doesn't matter because elections are rigged.

Posted by: WiNO - Now Fortified with Fraud at February 22, 2021 01:22 PM (Gcdtg)

402 Barrett and Kavanaugh were McConnell's babies. And we went right along,
cheering and supporting them, just as Trump did because we can't fathom
people who would deliberately sink our country.


That was part of it. "Trust the plan" and "Nth Dimensional Chess" was another.

Posted by: Nutbush City Limits at February 22, 2021 01:22 PM (u2I6p)

403 That's where I'd have to go back and figure out if we can draw the line, between him having character that won't tolerate that bullcrap thrown at him, versus having a true "conservative" bent as a jurist.

I don't know that the two are both going to be present. So one can admire the man, and then upon reflection, realize he's just another douchebag squishy relativist, when it comes to how he does his judgin'.
Posted by: BurtTC at February 22, 2021 01:20 PM (oQ94s)

That Kav was a bushie to begin with was known. I just thought maybe he would be red-pilled by his experience.

Guess he thinks he will be eaten last now.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric (iPad) at February 22, 2021 01:22 PM (9mfKN)

404
IIRC, there is no requirement that an SC judge even be a lawyer or judge.

Frankly, I think this is one of those occasions where you flop open the telephone book, randomly pick nine people and get better, more intelligent, more easily read rulings all around.

Certainly the number one thing that would happen is that the 10th Amendment would suddenly start having relevance again. Goodbyyyyye, Obamacare.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 22, 2021 01:22 PM (EERbD)

405 10/26/20: Mitt Romney Says Amy Coney Barrett Up to Task

Posted by: ... at February 22, 2021 01:22 PM (jBRLB)

406 Technically, the last Western Roman Emperor was the boy Romulus Augustulus, who was deposed by the Goths under Odoacer in 476 A.D. The Western Emperors had essentially been Gothic puppets for some years prior to this.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at February 22, 2021 01:22 PM (dfRN6)

407 Typically that means POTUS is *not* in the Oval. So who was receiving the PDB, and where?

Posted by: Lizzy

-----

"I SHIT MY PRESIDENTIAL DAILY BRIEFS!"

Posted by: ShainS at February 22, 2021 01:23 PM (wsx8x)

408 316 All this reminds me of a good little series I watched last year called the Minions of Midas. Pretty good if you don't mind foreign.


so... it's about mufflers?

Posted by: Comrade Anachronda, behind the Newsom curtain at February 22, 2021 01:23 PM (sGtp+)

409 When lawyers are in charge the first thing to go is the laws.

Posted by: pawn at February 22, 2021 01:21 PM (OLRk7)

But the billable hours go through the roof.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 22, 2021 01:23 PM (1ISKN)

410 The Supreme Court of the United States of America wiped their asses with the United States Constitution.

Posted by: Junta State America at February 22, 2021 01:23 PM (jV+aN)

411 we are no longer a nation of laws...

act accordingly.
Posted by: redc1c4 (*OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated) at February 22, 2021 01:17 PM (Ihbep)

That's a terrible thing to say.

Posted by: ... at February 22, 2021 01:23 PM (jBRLB)

412 Part of the problem I hear is that they no longer teach a stone cold constitution in law school anymore, more of a living constitution crap, but its only second hand info.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 22, 2021 01:23 PM (r+sAi)

413 >>>Controlled 'opposition', a judas goat to lead the rest of the sheep.
Jokes on them. We are not following our 'leaders' anymore.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards

The only good part of his Tanden rant was the first caller said he was a lib in sheep's clothing. Hewitt lost it; as if he didn't know the caller was spot-on.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Fire SCOTUS at February 22, 2021 01:23 PM (qoNQ/)

414 Wow there was NO MARINE out front of the Oval Office during his Presidential Daily Briefing this morning.
Typically that means POTUS is *not* in the Oval. So who was receiving the PDB, and where?


Pretty sure I've seen a Q theory that Joe Biden was never really sworn in and is not in the WH.
It's all like a fake moon landing thing to make us all believe Joe is running the country

Posted by: McCool at February 22, 2021 01:24 PM (BqBIh)

415 Earlier today Hewitt was saying we should all approve the Neera Tanden appointment and stop being mean to the other side on Twitter, because that will make the Dems stop. Why the F**k does Salem still employ this clown?
Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Fire SCOTUS at February 22, 2021 01:19 PM (qoNQ/)
--
Hewitt is worthless. The worthlessness of his reasoning is why confrontation is inevitable. The Dems will not stop. You can either surrender to them, or fight back. If you fight back, they will fight back worse. If you keep fighting back, the escalations will eventually result in confrontation.

When -- ever -- have the Democrats backed off something for good?

Posted by: Revenant at February 22, 2021 01:24 PM (//ATM)

416 412 Part of the problem I hear is that they no longer teach a stone cold constitution in law school anymore, more of a living constitution crap, but its only second hand info.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 22, 2021 01:23 PM (r+sAi)

I believe the term is legal positivism, but I will let the more knowledgable Morons and ettes weigh in.

Posted by: DoublySymmetric (iPad) at February 22, 2021 01:24 PM (9mfKN)

417 Western Emperors had essentially been Gothic puppets for some years prior to this.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at February 22, 2021 01:22 PM (dfRN6)

I saw Gothic puppets open for the Cure.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 22, 2021 01:25 PM (1ISKN)

418 To answer your question seriously, I never saw one single person here say anything negative about Ric Grenell. Not once.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 22, 2021 01:22 PM (trdmm)

I'll say it. He did fine at his job. I don't want to see or hear about his pretend spouse. I don't want to hear about his sex life. Honestly, I want that portion of his life in the closet. Otherwise, it is simply another hill we've given up on. Next some here will be saying how great Tranny-X is a rock ribbed conservative.

Posted by: WiNO - Now Fortified with Fraud at February 22, 2021 01:25 PM (Gcdtg)

419 I think Gorsuch was a stalking horse to get all the conservative Trump people on board.

Then later the McConnell Deep State Judges would sail on through.

And they did.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 22, 2021 01:25 PM (EERbD)

420 >>Neera Tanden is a high priestess in the Inner Inner D Party. Just who we want running the national budget.


She was head of Center for American Progress, after John Podesta, right? CAP is Soros' thinktank, the place that gave Obama all his policy ideas.

Yeah, that's a "no" on Tanden.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 22, 2021 01:25 PM (bDqIh)

421 I wonder how many here would oppose the nomination of a gay judge to SCOTUS if that person were reliably small-c conservative.
Posted by: SFGoth at February 22, 2021 01:12 PM (KAi1n)

I don't think sexual choice really has much baring on whether they should be considered or not. If they're a prissy fag floating around the court ruling to stop abortion, election fraud and uphold the Bill of Rights, I really could give a fuck who's cock they're sucking.
Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at February 22, 2021 01:14 PM (Zz0t1)

Count me among those who don't WANT to know what anyone is doing in the bedroom... unless I happen to be in there with them, in which case...

So in other words, you tell me you're gay? I don't care. Now, what are you going to DO outside the bedroom? I'll base my opinion of you on all that.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 22, 2021 01:25 PM (oQ94s)

422 "We're not going to skip the empire phase where we ruthlessly invade and crush everyone around us, are we?

Posted by: Blanco Basura"

No, except it will be more like we invade everybody around us and control the main cities, sort of, and we build schools there and a huge wall around a green zone and declare the country safe for democracy.

Posted by: Ripley at February 22, 2021 01:25 PM (MxEKc)

423 New York state Rep. Colin Schmitt (R) believes the state "very well could" end up with a Republican governor following Gov. Andrew Cuomo's (D) nursing home coverup, which he referred to as a "criminal conspiracy to the highest order."

Posted by: SMOD at February 22, 2021 01:25 PM (3aI0K)

424 >>>The only solution is to not vote Repuke in 2022. Doesn't matter if you think your guy is okay or not. No one gets a vote. State and local races fine. Although, it doesn't matter because elections are rigged.
Posted by: WiNO - Now Fortified with Fraud



That's my plan. No politician in PA is worth a damn. They not only did nothing about the fraud, but the GOP-led chambers created the mail-in ballots. No incumbent gets my vote. None.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Fire SCOTUS at February 22, 2021 01:25 PM (qoNQ/)

425 we are no longer a nation of laws ... act accordingly.
Biggest upside of all this - anybody who doesn't see it now simply refuses to see it at all. So when certain folks just agitating about "come on guys, we gotta' get to the polls in 2022 !!!" - you know to just smile, nod, and take a step back away from the crazy. Let them take the ride to the happy fun camps first. Don't lift a finger to help them - help yourself instead.

Posted by: Nutbush City Limits at February 22, 2021 01:26 PM (u2I6p)

426 Biden is Porky Pig, accidently says N-word: https://youtu.be/WChD50UBCWM
Posted by: Fedup at February 22, 2021 01:20 PM (68ya+)


I disagree with Crowder at the end of that clip.

I think Biden is TREMENDOUSLY racist. He's the TRUE DEFINITION of racist.

Example #3453498: https://youtu.be/kmAAc89khIY

Posted by: Sponge - Saying Ashli Babbitt at February 22, 2021 01:26 PM (Zz0t1)

427 Pretty sure I've seen a Q theory that Joe Biden was never really sworn in and is not in the WH.
It's all like a fake moon landing thing to make us all believe Joe is running the country

Posted by: McCool at February 22, 2021 01:24 PM (BqBIh)

It's cult behavior. When the cult prediction doesn't pan out, the believers don't quit. They double down on the insanity.

Posted by: WiNO - Now Fortified with Fraud at February 22, 2021 01:26 PM (Gcdtg)

428 When -- ever -- have the Democrats backed off something for good?
Posted by: Revenant at February 22, 2021 01:24 PM (//ATM)

Just sayin, dead democrats are reduced to voting democrat. It's all they can do at that point, just like dead republicans.

Posted by: OneEyedJack at February 22, 2021 01:26 PM (z79tQ)

429 I remember most if not all of us here at AoSHQ having a healthy skepticism of all three of Trump's picks. Because it's always a crap shoot.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 22, 2021 01:26 PM (qH6FZ)

430 The Supreme Court was never designed to protect your constitutional rights, and they've proven it many times, especially over the last decade.

The Anti-Federalists were 100% correct. SCOTUS is nothing but a power unto itself, controlled by the aristocracy and more intent on being part of despotism, than a protection against it.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 22, 2021 01:26 PM (ZSrej)

431 We're not going to skip the empire phase where we ruthlessly invade and crush everyone around us, are we?
Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not scanning your email to sell you stuff like Google does. at February 22, 2021 01:09 PM (SchxB)

That was last century. And it isn't ruthless invading and crushing. The Romans had friends and allies too. That's how they got involved in Greece(multiple times until they decided the best way to settle things was to stay).

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at February 22, 2021 01:27 PM (Zm+LZ)

432 so... it's about mufflers? <<<<
You would think their mufflers were made of gold if they named themselves that. And coca-cola doesn't have cocaine. Bastards!


Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 22, 2021 01:27 PM (r+sAi)

433 Cowards.

Posted by: leber at February 22, 2021 01:27 PM (TUdnY)

434 there will be no "fixing" the Supreme Court, there will be no "fixing" this government. "America", as it is currently constituted is a hollowed out corpse that needs to die and be buried. The challenge will be setting up successor states, of which there will probably be several.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 22, 2021 01:27 PM (trdmm)

435 >>>New York state Rep. Colin Schmitt (R) believes the state "very well could" end up with a Republican governor following Gov. Andrew Cuomo's (D) nursing home coverup, which he referred to as a "criminal conspiracy to the highest order."
Posted by: SMOD

Never. Ever. Happen. They're smoking crack.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Fire SCOTUS at February 22, 2021 01:27 PM (qoNQ/)

436 I knew Kav was dirty when W was burning up the phone lines for his confirmation.

Posted by: Valiant at February 22, 2021 01:27 PM (3MiF8)

437 Pretty sure I've seen a Q theory that Joe Biden was never really sworn in and is not in the WH.
It's all like a fake moon landing thing to make us all believe Joe is running the country

Posted by: McCool at February 22, 2021 01:24 PM (BqBIh)

They set up a replica oval office in the basement of Comet Pizza.

Joe doesn't know the difference. He picks up the red phone, issues orders, and the phone is actually connected to the order desk of... well, not the pizza operation above, but perhaps the pedo human trafficking operation.

Posted by: BurtTC at February 22, 2021 01:28 PM (oQ94s)

438 there will be no "fixing" the Supreme Court, there will be no "fixing" this government. "America", as it is currently constituted is a hollowed out corpse that needs to die and be buried. The challenge will be setting up successor states, of which there will probably be several.
Posted by: Tom Servo


Texas Nationalist Movement. Secession.
Now more than ever.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 22, 2021 01:28 PM (yT7Mu)

439 Get ready to lose your First Amendment right because SCOTUS your speech is dangerous.

Get ready to lose your Second Amendment rights because SCOTUS says the state has a compelling interest in disarming you.

Both are coming.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 22, 2021 01:28 PM (ZSrej)

440 434 there will be no "fixing" the Supreme Court, there will be no "fixing" this government. "America", as it is currently constituted is a hollowed out corpse that needs to die and be buried. The challenge will be setting up successor states, of which there will probably be several.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 22, 2021 01:27 PM (trdmm)

If we can get through the next stage without mass famine, I'd consider that a pretty big win.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at February 22, 2021 01:28 PM (Zm+LZ)

441 Instead of three branches of "checks and balances", the Left shrewdly saw that it was in fact "three opportunities to shit on everybody".

If a vote doesn't work because The People don't want it, they take it to court. If that doesn't work, they have the executive ram it through. If for some crazy reason that doesn't work, go take over the courts and do every fuck shit thing you want.

It's ingenious. There is not a system in existence that can't be used to bring itself down and our "checks and balances" is how they did it.

Posted by: ... at February 22, 2021 01:29 PM (jBRLB)

442 That's my plan. No politician in PA is worth a damn. They not only did nothing about the fraud, but the GOP-led chambers created the mail-in ballots. No incumbent gets my vote. None.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Fire SCOTUS at February 22, 2021 01:25 PM (qoNQ/)


I honestly don't know how you keep from losing it. As much as DeWine has pissed me off, Ohio still ran an accurate election.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at February 22, 2021 01:29 PM (y7DUB)

443 The Supreme Court was never designed to protect your constitutional rights

Well, it was designed to do that but inevitable that it would not. If everything was working as designed and intended, the wild excesses of the Supreme Court would be checked by an executive that shrugged at their unconstitutional decisions and a legislature that blocked off the scope of their powers and impeached judges that went off the rails.

Instead, both have figured out that voters might get mad at justices but don't blame either branch for when they go wrong, so its best to just let the SCOTUS rule and then get reelected in your office.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 22, 2021 01:29 PM (KZzsI)

444 I have no doubt they want these rules kept in place in case they should be needed at some future date.

But that date is not '22. They don't need to cheat in '22. And, they may in fact want to see a """GOP""" """win""" in that cycle.

The massive, public cheat in '20 was necessitated by the categorical imperative of removing Trump BAMN. He's gone now.

A GOP """win""" in '22 would mean the same thing it always has: a Kabuki-theater opposition to the big changes from the previous, radically aggressive legislative cycle, that preserves those changes and makes them permanent in practical reality.

But they'd also get the added benefit of saying "SEE! The system isn't rigged! The white supremacists won ANOTHER election!"

I don't see a lot of benefits from openly stealing another cycle at this time. And there are no downsides if they """lose.""" So I don't read it as the scenario where these rules will be needed.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 22, 2021 01:29 PM (0WKYs)

445 >>>Texas Nationalist Movement. Secession.
Now more than ever.
Posted by: rickb223


Great idea, but the clue cities will never go for it. Plus, Abbott.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Fire SCOTUS at February 22, 2021 01:29 PM (qoNQ/)

446 *blue

Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Fire SCOTUS at February 22, 2021 01:29 PM (qoNQ/)

447 If you had Monopoly board game on your what is racist bingo card, mark your square!

Monopoly is racist now too. Sorry.

https://bit.ly/3kd852Z

Posted by: Rome at February 22, 2021 01:30 PM (VVEnO)

448 Nood

Posted by: Furious George at February 22, 2021 01:30 PM (9vQJW)

449 "It's cult behavior. When the cult prediction doesn't pan out, the believers don't quit. They double down on the insanity.

Posted by: WiNO - Now Fortified with Fraud


When Q say all good conservatives must commit suicide on some date (trust the plan!) we will know for sure it is a prog op

Posted by: Ripley at February 22, 2021 01:30 PM (MxEKc)

450 The Anti-Federalists were 100% correct. SCOTUS is nothing but a power unto itself, controlled by the aristocracy and more intent on being part of despotism, than a protection against it.
Posted by: Marcus T at February 22, 2021 01:26 PM (ZSrej)

The Anti-Federalists failed because they were unable to offer another solution. Being negative always fails in the end. In our case, the Constitution is dead. The country as we knew it is dead. We have to offer a new vision to compete with the Uniparty.

Posted by: WiNO - Now Fortified with Fraud at February 22, 2021 01:30 PM (Gcdtg)

451 You would think their mufflers were made of gold Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 22, 2021 01:27 PM (r+sAi)

Well catalytic converters are, actually.

Posted by: banana Dream at February 22, 2021 01:30 PM (4tN2f)

452 "The challenge will be setting up successor states, of which there will probably be several."

And even the best of those will be corrupted in time. Nature of man.

Posted by: lowandslow at February 22, 2021 01:30 PM (qH6FZ)

453 If we can get through the next stage without mass famine, I'd consider that a pretty big win.

Yeah I see a seriously ghastly future where the entire infrastructure collapses, where we regress in both education and technology, and are reduced to feudalist warlords over wretched masses. Maybe I'm crazy but I don't see this turning out any other way this side of divine intervention.

And this time, there are no monasteries that will preserve the ancient works and knowledge for when its time to rebuild.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 22, 2021 01:31 PM (KZzsI)

454 "435 >>>New York state Rep. Colin Schmitt (R) believes the state "very well could" end up with a Republican governor following Gov. Andrew Cuomo's (D) nursing home coverup, which he referred to as a "criminal conspiracy to the highest order."
Posted by: SMOD

Never. Ever. Happen. They're smoking crack.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Fire SCOTUS at February 22, 2021 01:27 PM (qoNQ/)"

I am laughing so hard I puked. This place will never elect a republican no matter how many of their parents get killed by a Democrat.

The voters are mostly ignorant, foolish, dumb, buffoonish Suburban wine moms and inner city dolts.

Thank you sir, may I have another.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 22, 2021 01:31 PM (ZSrej)

455 I remember most if not all of us here at AoSHQ having a healthy skepticism of all three of Trump's picks. Because it's always a crap shoot.
Posted by: lowandslow at February 22, 2021 01:26 PM (qH6FZ)
++++
Eh, most - including me - were pretty up on the picks at the time. A plurality were more in the "sure he looks good, but this doesn't usually pan out" camp.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 22, 2021 01:31 PM (UZVEt)

456 Nood!

Posted by: Thrawn at February 22, 2021 01:31 PM (5aFbR)

457 .>>>I honestly don't know how you keep from losing it. As much as DeWine has pissed me off, Ohio still ran an accurate election.
Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt


I occasionally scream in my car on the way to work. Plus, the missus and the kids are very open to leaving this awful state when I retire in 1.349 days

Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Fire SCOTUS at February 22, 2021 01:32 PM (qoNQ/)

458 The Anti-Federalists were 100% correct. SCOTUS is nothing but a power
unto itself, controlled by the aristocracy and more intent on being part
of despotism, than a protection against it.

Winner. I always cringe when rock-ribbed Republicans cry out for SCOTUS to preserve this or that Constitutional right. That's Incorporation. And that was never, ever part of the original plan. I honestly don't know what's worse - Blue State Republicans who want SCOTUS to overturn the will of their own State, or Red State Republicans who want SCOTUS to overturn the will of somebody else's State.

Posted by: Nutbush City Limits at February 22, 2021 01:32 PM (u2I6p)

459 "Never concede under any circumstance."

Good Lord, Hilary was right for once.

*thunderclap of doom*

Posted by: Armchair Sinner at February 22, 2021 01:32 PM (Nig2g)

460 But they'd also get the added benefit of saying "SEE! The system isn't rigged! The white supremacists won ANOTHER election!"

I'd buy that except I think the left has gone too far around the bend now. They are not thinking in terms of strategy and public relations any more. They are only thinking in terms of victory and crushing their enemies. They think they've crossed the finish line and now its just cleanup.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 22, 2021 01:33 PM (KZzsI)

461 Gov Murphy just approved legal marijuana in NJ
So all the stoners will be happy

Posted by: McCool at February 22, 2021 01:33 PM (BqBIh)

462 "Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 22, 2021 01:29 PM (KZzsI)"

Wrong. And their decline started with Marbury v Madison.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 22, 2021 01:33 PM (ZSrej)

463 Unilateral pacifism isn't a winning strategy.

Observing that a governmental institution will inevitably devolve into tyranny doesn't identify anything unique to that governmental institution.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is Already Dead at February 22, 2021 01:33 PM (Zm+LZ)

464 The voters are mostly ignorant, foolish, dumb, buffoonish Suburban wine moms and inner city dolts.

Plus: fraud.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 22, 2021 01:33 PM (KZzsI)

465 And this time, there are no monasteries that will preserve the ancient works and knowledge for when its time to rebuild.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 22, 2021 01:31 PM (KZzsI)

...

Denzel Washington has it all memorized.

Posted by: TexasDan at February 22, 2021 01:33 PM (ohOLP)

466 If we can get through the next stage without mass famine, I'd consider that a pretty big win.


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Posted by: rickb223 at February 22, 2021 01:34 PM (yT7Mu)

467 And thats the idea, keep Joe Normie
stoned and watching porn and netflix
while the Elites take away their freedom and drain their bank accounts.

Posted by: McCool at February 22, 2021 01:34 PM (BqBIh)

468 SCOTUS, especially Kavanaugh and Barret are just perfectly OK with the trampling of our a constitution and our slavery to frauds and despots. Fucking cowards.

Posted by: Marcus T at February 22, 2021 01:37 PM (ZSrej)

469 Pretty sure I've seen a Q theory that Joe Biden was never really sworn in and is not in the WH.

It's all like a fake moon landing thing to make us all believe Joe is running the country



Posted by: McCool at February 22, 2021 01:24 PM (BqBIh)

Reminds me of the craze of playing Beatles records backward to find the hidden meanings.

Posted by: SMOD at February 22, 2021 01:38 PM (3aI0K)

470 It's a big club, and they're all in it. Except Thomas. They are prejudiced against him, too uppity

Posted by: azjaeger at February 22, 2021 01:38 PM (3/XaG)

471 Gonna need someone to walk me through how anyone knows this was too few to alter the election.

Posted by: Inogame at February 22, 2021 01:47 PM (EILju)

472 Other than when she was nubile, Weightgain McCain has never had value.

Posted by: Marooned at February 22, 2021 02:02 PM (5TnwH)

473 Moot! Failure theater comes to SCOTUS, complements of Mitch Mcconnell.

Posted by: Suetonius at February 22, 2021 02:23 PM (rg50F)

474 I guess no one sees the humor in the comments because two of the dissenters were Bush picks.

Posted by: C 137 at February 22, 2021 02:30 PM (Dgvtg)

475 Robert Barnes had ACB's number from the very beginning. Jack Posobeic hardest hit.

Posted by: Joan Varga at February 22, 2021 02:31 PM (glUsy)

476 Robert Barnes the lawyer, not the reporter.

Posted by: Joan Varga at February 22, 2021 02:36 PM (glUsy)

477 314 Gorsuch has been pretty good so far. ....
Posted by: Wyatt Earp - Fire SCOTUS at February 22, 2021 01:08 PM (qoNQ/)

Except when Gorsuch ruled that half of Oklahoma is actually an Indian reservation now...

Posted by: Liberty at February 22, 2021 02:44 PM (JMHvr)

478 Stop voting. Stop using public schools. Stop buying from corporations. Stop paying for entertainment. Stop paying any taxes you can. Work less.

The system is rigged - no need to fund it or give it legitimacy.

Posted by: Lulu at February 22, 2021 03:11 PM (TB7HE)

479 1) Pray 1) Continually
2) Vote 2) Done It
3) Buy More Ammo 3) Making Up For Lost Time

Posted by: U. S. Citizen Preparing For The Worst at February 22, 2021 03:23 PM (+nWCH)

480 appears that SCOTUS is MOOT

Posted by: down with all politicans at February 22, 2021 03:34 PM (OM48N)

481 Well, now we know why they kept the razor wire and soldiers in place.

This is going to end up being a lot more significant than they think - they just declared to half the country "Your rights as voters are moot... and so are we!"

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at February 22, 2021 03:58 PM (EmpwC)

482 Justice Thomas, how in the world he could write that there were probably too few voter fraud cases in Pa to turn the election?

Really? No!!!!

Posted by: Gonzotx at February 22, 2021 04:05 PM (0WEXg)

483 Just when I think there's no more room for any more knives to be driven into the back of the Republic, some of our supposedly "Constitutionalist" SCOTUS members find a way to jam in more knives anyways...

Posted by: Daniel J Kunkle at February 22, 2021 04:51 PM (bkqDH)

484 it's not over yet - it's just the court deciding not to take up the cases - at some point they will have too and it's going to look pretty bad for them when they are forced to. the people can change all of this at any time because even when the supreme court decides against something we can force our reps to represent the people and they will or else. and we're pretty close to or else...

Posted by: Itsnot Overyet at February 22, 2021 05:06 PM (zI04J)

485 So now the black robes are not our friends either until they die?

Just wow.

Posted by: Dwayne at February 22, 2021 05:32 PM (gtu/X)

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