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Severian 12.08.2016 12:06 PM

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Originally Posted by evollove
(Although, even with a new staunch conservative, won't the Supreme Court makeup be the same as it was a year ago?)


For the moment, yeah, but not necessarily in January after Trump takes office.

From what I can gather the most immediate casualty of Trump is Merrick Garland, Scalia's intended replacement under Obama. Garland's appointment has been deadlocked in the senate, and a lot of people want Scalia's replacement to be reflective of the new administration rather than the old. Also Garland is a DC'er, and having him around wouldn't be in compliance with "draining the swamp."

I'm pretty sure the writing's on the wall on that issue. Doubtful the senate will speed things up for Obama's pick. Why would they?

Then there's the issue of the age of the sitting justices. They're in charge of their own retirement, but two key liberal voters and one Republican who has pissed off the GOP are getting up there.

Severian 12.08.2016 12:07 PM

In other news... the Michigan GOP is just desperate to stop the state's already underway recount for some reason, and ... looks like they've succeeded.

http://hotair.com/archives/2016/12/0...ecount-to-end/

ilduclo 12.08.2016 12:09 PM

actually this guy is likely in charge of the SCOTUS

 



obviously a few should have retired quite some time ago. Ruth Ginsberg is really showing a failing mentally lately, and her physical health is pretty poor. We will likely see a BUNCH of replacements under Trump, and probably not Clarence, Samuel or Roberts....;(

ilduclo 12.08.2016 12:13 PM

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Originally Posted by !@#$%!
provided RBG lasts another 4-8 years
LET DOLPHINS TAKE THE NEXT CHANCE. OR COCKROACHES. DOESN'T MATTER.


dolphins are toast, rats and starlings, most likely

!@#$%! 12.08.2016 12:16 PM

i'm for secession, at this point.

but no, fuck, i said i'm keeping my shit together... deep breaths.. don't "prophesize".

there. well. have work to do. before the worries kill me.

!@#$%! 12.08.2016 12:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ilduclo
dolphins are toast, rats and starlings, most likely

doesn't matter

anything but us-- we're a fucking scourge. and can't blame "ignorance" for it anymore. we know--and yet we insist. as a species i mean. j'accuse... moi.

evollove 12.08.2016 12:42 PM

I predict I'll be arrested at some point in the next 4 years for civil disobedience.

Severian 12.08.2016 12:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by evollove
I predict I'll be arrested at some point in the next 4 years for civil disobedience.


Same.

!@#$%! 12.08.2016 01:01 PM

now i think lincoln was the worst ever american president for not allowing secession to proceed

"a house divided against itself... should become a duplex"

evollove 12.08.2016 01:10 PM

Do you want only New Mexico to secede, or do you have a grander plan?

PLips 12.08.2016 01:34 PM

Listen I'm not telling this as a joke. Trump is good friends with Vince McMahon of the WWE. The strongest ego is usually the champ. Trump wants you to fight him it completes him and writes a better story. You have four options: fan, jobroni, heel, baby face. For those who don't know 'Jobroni or Jobber' is wrestlinglish a shitty no name wrestler that The Rock brought back into the lingo from his father and grandfather's time.

I am strongly warning you to watch WWE and study the ego storylines. Trump had the Battle of The Billionaires with McMahon and won a number of years ago.

I can't watch wrestling due to lack of TV or data but I am getting regular recaps from a good friend.

Trump's whole angle is 'Shtick'. You get wise to it and fight like a man you'll love it and be the champ. Cut the Po Co bullshit, that's what he's banking on.

Severian 12.08.2016 01:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by evollove
Do you want only New Mexico to secede, or do you have a grander plan?


I'm pretty sure Cali's already on board. Being born and raised in WA, I believe I speak for them. And Oregon's just junior Washington anyway (don't let Portlandia fool you, Seattle did it first). So how about we all tell Nevada and Utah that we're sleeping over at each other's houses, and make a fucking break for it!

I'll move back home to help of course.

!@#$%! 12.08.2016 01:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by evollove
Do you want only New Mexico to secede, or do you have a grander plan?


well new mexico fought for the union so the confederacy would have stopped at tejas

nm+ colorado join the pacific coast via nevada, how's that.

arizona can go fuck itself ha ha ha

(but we'll have to dig a tunnel)

jeezus man the a.g. from oklahoma. that was a fucking punch in the gut.

i'll be alright. i still have health insurance... don't i?

i've snapped a bit.

==

fuck nevada

let's just do a tunnel

let's buy a highway off the mexican border and connect that way

okay sorry nevada sorry i take it back

i'm disoriented at the moment

TUNNEL

ilduclo 12.08.2016 02:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by !@#$%!
now i think lincoln was the worst ever american president for not allowing secession to proceed

"a house divided against itself... should become a duplex"


great!

:D

!@#$%! 12.08.2016 03:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PLips
Cut the Po Co bullshit, that's what he's banking on.


you know, the goobers have their own kind of political correctness that's been flying under the radar. read an article about it this morning actually that opened my eyes

they're calling it "patriotic correctness"

i.e., unless you're the most nationalistic, jingoistic, 'murka-can-do-no-wrong type of person making public statements, you're somehow a traitor

same kind of bullshit as the left just "the troops the troops the troops"

look here:

Terrorism is an “existential threat,” even though the chance of being killed in a terrorist attack is about 1 in 3.2 million a year. Saying the words “radical Islam” when describing terrorism is an important incantation necessary to defeat that threat. When Chobani yogurt founder Hamdi Ulukaya decides to employ refugees in his factories, it’s because of his ties to “globalist corporate figures.” Waving a Mexican flag on U.S. soil means you hate America, but waving a Confederate flag just means you’re proud of your heritage. The phrase “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas” needs a trigger warning.


https://www.washingtonpost.com/poste...t-as-stifling/

!@#$%! 12.08.2016 03:17 PM

a fast food CEO as secretary of labor aaaahaaaa haaa haaaaaaa

man, we're getting RAPED

raped (yes, the michigan recount has been stopped)

 

Severian 12.08.2016 09:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by !@#$%!
a fast food CEO as secretary of labor aaaahaaaa haaa haaaaaaa

man, we're getting RAPED

raped (yes, the michigan recount has been stopped)


The fucking Michigan recount has been halted and probably effectively stopped.
Why? 'Cause "taxpayer dollars" and stuff.

Well, now a bunch of tax dollars are going to compensate for 3/4 of a halted recount (in other words, OUT THE FUCKING WINDOW) ... is that really so much better than having them go to a complete recount that helps the people understand the NUMEROUS reported flaws and discrepancies in the MI voting system?

What. The. Fuck. Stupid. Midwest. Hellhole. Fuckers. Hate you.

Yeah, I'm "relaxing" alright.

!@#$%! 12.08.2016 09:37 PM

i'm back to sanity tonight. please don't push me off the cliff again ha ha.

!@#$%! 12.09.2016 12:46 PM

this article about chucky schumer preparing to lead based on warren's wing is interesting. the real revealing paragraph for me was this one though, and i'm emphasizing what matters:

Schumer’s predecessor, outgoing Democratic leader Harry Reid (Nev.), did his best both in the majority and the minority to protect vulnerable incumbents such as Mary Landrieu (Louisiana) and Mark Begich (Alaska), using parliamentary tactics to avoid tough votes. But a byproduct of this was that Democrats didn’t articulate a clear agenda — and Landrieu and Begich lost anyway.

there's more good stuff. the rest is all here:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...06c_story.html

!@#$%! 12.11.2016 04:56 PM

anthropologist discusses wisconsin rural voters (not really an anthropologist but seems to work like one)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...y-makes-sense/


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