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#307142 - 06/28/18 06:27 AM Re: Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is Retiring [Re: pdx rick]
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Don't be so disheartened. Kennedy was never anything but a conservative. Sure he made a few votes for rational decisions but he also voted for a bunch of Very Bad Things. Anything Trump does can be revoked by the next Democratic President. Anything the Republican Congress does can be reversed by the next Democratic Congress and President. Bad judges can be impeached. In the meantime, bad Republican policies demonstrate they are stupid and unworkable to voters and courts.

If the new Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade, and states move to make abortion illegal, then women will go to other states to get them. In the bad old days, they went to Mexico. The drug dealers will start carrying RU-486 along with their coke and heroin. Abortions might drop but "spontaneous miscarriages" will soar. And then maybe women will be willing to vote for a female President.

And look at the big picture: Demographics are changing in America. Old people die and people of color have more kids. These are the death throes of Conservatism and White Supremacy.

"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” -- MLK

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#307143 - 06/28/18 03:09 PM Re: Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is Retiring [Re: pondering_it_all]
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These are the death throes of Conservatism and White Supremacy.

They're thrashing about so much in their final agony they may take the rest of us with them though.
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#307146 - 06/28/18 04:04 PM Re: Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is Retiring [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
Don't be so disheartened. Kennedy was never anything but a conservative. Sure he made a few votes for rational decisions but he also voted for a bunch of Very Bad Things. Anything Trump does can be revoked by the next Democratic President. Anything the Republican Congress does can be reversed by the next Democratic Congress and President. Bad judges can be impeached. In the meantime, bad Republican policies demonstrate they are stupid and unworkable to voters and courts.

If the new Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade, and states move to make abortion illegal, then women will go to other states to get them. In the bad old days, they went to Mexico. The drug dealers will start carrying RU-486 along with their coke and heroin. Abortions might drop but "spontaneous miscarriages" will soar. And then maybe women will be willing to vote for a female President.

All very true, Mr PIA Voice of Reason. Bow

Originally Posted By: PIA Voice of Reason
And look at the big picture: Demographics are changing in America. Old people die and people of color have more kids. These are the death throes of Conservatism and White Supremacy.

"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” -- MLK

Yup, Caucasians to become the minority in 2040. THAT is what Conservatives are so freaked-out about. Hmm
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#307147 - 06/28/18 04:05 PM Re: Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is Retiring [Re: Greger]
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Originally Posted By: Greger
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These are the death throes of Conservatism and White Supremacy.

They're thrashing about so much in their final agony they may take the rest of us with them though.

C'mon, now, PIA just talked me down from the roof. laugh
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#307161 - 06/29/18 06:47 AM Re: Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is Retiring [Re: pdx rick]
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Into every life a little crap has to rain down. It may take a while, but the sun will come out again. There is such a thing as equilibrium. When things get really bad, the mob starts chopping of the aristocrat's heads, the assassinations start, and some people start eating the 1%.

Ultimately, we all die. It doesn't matter if you have all the money, you still die. At some point you have to think about how long the line will be for people to piss on your grave.

In Hell, people sit at a full table with all kinds of wonderful food. Their hands have been replaced with very long handled spoons. They are starving for all eternity because the spoons are so long they can't reach their mouths. Heaven is the same: Full table with wonderful food. Same long-handled spoons. Every body is eternally happy because they all feed each other.

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#307170 - 06/29/18 08:29 PM Re: Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is Retiring [Re: pondering_it_all]
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When things get really bad, the mob starts chopping off the aristocrat's heads, the assassinations start, and some people start eating the 1%.


Except...the mob is cheering them on. Making death threats against anyone who disagrees with the aristocrats. The pitchforks and torches are heading down the hill from the castle to raze the village below.

We are living in Bizzaro World where everything is backwards and upside down.
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#307171 - 06/29/18 08:40 PM Re: Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is Retiring [Re: pdx rick]
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Caucasians to become the minority in 2040.


They have plans to stop that too. Police are already using black folks for target practice. ICE is jailing brown folks as fast as they can build gulags.

The President has said he'd rather not use due process since it slows the deportations down.

So let's talk some more about that 2016 election and try to break up the Democratic Party..... coffee
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#307185 - 06/30/18 09:35 PM Re: Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is Retiring [Re: pdx rick]
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The only reason the Republicans are attacking the Democrats so hard is that you attack your opponent on the very issues you are most vulnerable on. They are trying to make the most of the Socialist/Democrat split but their Party isn't even Republican anymore! Between their donor class, Chamber of Commerce Republicans, Evangelicals, the Freedom Caucus, and Trumpists, they can't even pass bills because of infighting. Trump is running them right over the cliff of Putin-backed fascism.

They are going to have to put together a new coalition very soon, if they want to get anything done. Otherwise voters are going to see a Democratic Party of reasonable non-disruptive ideas versus a ragtag collection of crackpots with conflicting goals.

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#307188 - 06/30/18 11:53 PM Re: Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is Retiring [Re: pdx rick]
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NW_P can a Supreme Court Justice be impeached? Hmm
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#307189 - 06/30/18 11:54 PM Re: Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy is Retiring [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
...their Party isn't even Republican anymore! Between their donor class, Chamber of Commerce Republicans, Evangelicals, the Freedom Caucus, and Trumpists, they can't even pass bills because of infighting.

Exactly! This is exactly why the GOP can't legislate. Instead they will "legislate from the Bench." cry
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