With a Supreme Court seat available, Ed comes out of his cave and disgraces himself for a few months, and then basically goes away for a year or two until another seat becomes available. We all remember how well he behaved himself during the Sotomayor nomination.
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So, you can’t oppose letting military recruiters on campus, because that would be anti-military (and – by extension anti-American) and OMG we’re at war there are more important things to worry about than liberal girly discrimination rules.
But if you do allow military recruiters on campus (because you don’t want to take shit for being anti-American and anti-military and a girly liberal because OMG we’re at war!) then you’re a HYPOCRITE for even stating your opposition to the DADT policy.
If I understand Ed correctly, you simply can’t be against DADT. Period. Either you’re a hypocrite or a traitor to your nation.
OT, but this might be one of the best “destined to die” diaries I’ve seen on the GOS in a while.
Basically, it is on how South Carolina is the harbinger of our future.
Whelan is just another Harvard Educated East Coast Elite.
With passion and rage when thinking of Ed Whelan.
I’m not saying Ed Whelan’s mother is a whore, I’m just saying she has sex in exchange for money and drugs.
Oh, Special Ed. You’re the gift that keeps on giving.
By the way, I know how much John enjoys people bitching about things on the site, but that Walmart ad with the sound clip screaming “Congratulations!” is annoying as it gets.
He’s like some fucked-up groundhog. If he sees his own shadow, do we get six more weeks of obstruction?
The fallacy of false choice is a classic for a reason: it fools the rubes.
PS: We’re all rubes, and we all fall for this one all the time. Once our confirmation bias kicks in regarding source or topic, it becomes increasingly difficult to see the fallacy – I like John Cole so why would I see the false choice offered since I trust him to be a square shooter, or I hate LIEberals so much that Eric Erickson makes a very salient point about what hypocrites they are.
Or we employ it ourselves (although usually unconsciously). It’s really hard not to stack the deck when you are making an argument.
It’s way classier than the “Hey! Look over there at what the RePuglicans / DemocRATs just did. It’s twice as bad as what our team did.”
I keep a headphone extension cable plugged into the phones output all the time. If I want to listen to something, I plug the headphones in. I did this even before Walmart started advertising on BJ.
I must have been out of the loop on Elena Kagan. Some Liberal/Progressives seem to be flipping out at her nomination.
Apparently she’s just to the left of Rush Limbaugh based on the comments. Or something.
There is a sequel to “Demon Sheep.” I just got an email from the DSCC with an embed.
In fairness to Ed, he’s an asshole. So at least the stuff he puts out is genuine.
Jeez, Whelan is a dick. So Kagan should have put her beliefs before the tens of millions of dollars that Harvard gets from the Feds? In honor of all the conference tournaments going on this weekend, I’d like to shove a lacrosse stick up Whelan’s ass. Head first. Preferably a goalie stick.
Not knocking Kagan’s credentials, but I’d have rather seen a non-Ivy educated to replace non-Ivy Justice Stevens (Northwestern).
SCOTUS has become the Harvard/Yale club.
and as usual the righteous Zilla is leading the charge. And as usual (at least in my book) he’s full of shit.
They’re just concerned about replacing the super, double plus, uber champion of liberalism…
Rockefeller Republican and Gerald Ford nominee, John Paul Stevens.
How could the Democratic Solicitor General ever hope to fill the shoes of such a liberal icon?
“My point is that I’m gonna tell a pointless slam (to use his quaint word) that calls her a whore, but then I’m gonna say the point isn’t that I’m calling her a whore, which would rather defeat the purpose of printing said slam in the first fucking place.”
I know in the scheme of things, it’s weird to get so riled up over his non-point point, but I’m tired of people in the media saying things and disavowing them simultaneously. I mean, he could at least waited for the follow-up story to say, “No one’s saying…”
I clicked that link to the older BJ post and there was an advertisement that started talking to me.
Please never again accept ads that use volume.
I’m holding back a lot of what I’d really like to say to you right now (and to everyone who runs websites that thinks it’s a good idea to run audio without the user’s permission).
The best defense is a good defense.
Install ad blocking software like Ad Block Plus for Firefox. I don’t currently use IE, but I’m sure there is a similar freeware you can use.
How about University of Texas Law School? Add in support from conservative colleagues Posner and Easterbrook, and just maybe that would get Kay Bailey Hutchison to support an up-or-down vote for Judge Diane Wood.
Er, you do know that Justice Stevens is pretty much the most liberal justice, right? And that’s despite the presence of two Clinton appointees and one Obama appointee (though “the jury is still out” on Justice Sotomayor). It’s a measure of how far right everything has swung, so “picked by a Democrat” is no guarantee. Given the fact the confirmation hearings currently exist primarily for senators to rant about their personal obsessions, it would be more reassuring to some of us if President Obama picked someone with a definite liberal paper trail and a record of making arguments that her conservative peers find persuasive. Ms. Kagan has no such paper trail, yet will almost certainly still face a fight in an election year from the Party of No. So why not go with someone who’s almost certainly closer to the Ford nominee? The word is that Justice Ginsberg might also retire, in which case there will be another slot for Kagan. It’s not as if we’re asking for an unqualified liberal nominee as a bone to be thrown to us.
(Note that just because Daily Kos or the Firebaggers are going on about something, doesn’t automatically mean there’s nothing to it. A really good chance, but not automatic.)
My only reservation about Diane Woods is the fact that she would be 60 when she started her first SCOTUS term. Justice Ginsburg was the same age when she was nominated and will likely leave having served less than 20 years. We need a nominee who can be realistically expected to serve 20+ years.
I would have liked Leah Ward Sears, former Georgia Chief Justice. Same age as Roberts, educated at Emory, member of the liberal American Constitution Society, and…personal friends with Clarence Thomas from their Georgia backgrounds. Maybe she could even help get Scalia’s hooks out of him (somewhat) for that reason.
I would also disagree that Stevens is more liberal than Ginsburg.