Current Topics
Retired ? Is it what you thought it would be?
by Mellowicious
06:36 AM
Roundtable for Summer 2019
by Mellowicious
03:06 AM
Daimler starts first Freightliner eCascadia all-electric semi truck deliveries
by NW Ponderer
02:11 AM
The Social Credit System
by logtroll
01:31 AM
Senate activity
by jgw
10:20 PM
"For Profit"
by Jeffery J. Haas
08:20 PM
Is it too soon to be talking 2020?
by Greger
07:02 PM
College debt
by Mellowicious
05:48 PM
Good bye?
by Greger
05:13 PM
The Debate: Is America’s future capitalist or socialist?
by Greger
04:01 PM
Global warming predictions
by Greger
02:21 PM
Moscow Mitch, eruption at Salt Lake...
by pondering_it_all
01:13 AM
And we're off and running!
by pondering_it_all
12:57 AM
What if making a public threat....?
by itstarted
12:10 AM
Candidate suggestions....
by pdx rick
08/18/19 09:15 PM
Trump Administration Proposes New "Fairness" Doctrine
by logtroll
08/18/19 06:46 PM
Intolerance Of Intolerance
by pdx rick
08/17/19 02:37 AM
The Departed - 2019
by itstarted
08/17/19 01:24 AM
The Challenge of Returning
by BC
08/16/19 11:05 AM
This is American Conservatism
by NW Ponderer
08/16/19 04:51 AM
Forum Stats
6277 Members
59 Forums
16654 Topics
288004 Posts

Max Online: 294 @ 12/06/17 12:57 AM
Google Adsense
Page 12 of 12 < 1 2 ... 10 11 12
Topic Options
#308814 - 10/04/18 06:35 PM Re: The End of the Independent Judiciary [Re: NW Ponderer]
rporter314 Offline
old hand

Registered: 03/18/03
Posts: 6741
Loc: Highlands, Tx
You have to consider them seriously ... they have more than a foothold in them political arena
_________________________
ignorance is the enemy
without equality there is no liberty

Top
#308822 - 10/05/18 04:45 PM Re: The End of the Independent Judiciary [Re: NW Ponderer]
rporter314 Offline
old hand

Registered: 03/18/03
Posts: 6741
Loc: Highlands, Tx
The cloture vote was 51-49 with one crossover from each party.

Sen Manchin may vote no because he would have some cover but it would depend on Sen Collins. I suspect she will vote yes. If he votes no then J Kavanaugh would get confirmed.

I don't know how Democrats would act if one of their nominees acted the same way J Kavanaugh acted. Maybe they would be just as hypocritical. All I know is I would not vote for a nominee who while qualified did not have the appropriate demeanor to be a SCJ. I had idealistically believed for a long time there was still some integrity in Washington but I was and am mistaken.

tabula rasa
_________________________
ignorance is the enemy
without equality there is no liberty

Top
#308824 - 10/05/18 08:13 PM Re: The End of the Independent Judiciary [Re: NW Ponderer]
jgw Offline
enthusiast

Registered: 05/22/06
Posts: 2536
Loc: Port Angeles, WA
I think its pretty interesting to what extent that the Republicans will go to get Kavanaugh into the supreme court. I watch the guy who heads up the Federalist Society. He said that all the judges they recommended were, basically, the same and they didn't pick any favorites in that list. Be that as it may, the Evangelicals have apparently told the Republicans its Kavanaugh or they are going to walk so they better get it done which, I think, makes him their guy?

It would also seem that the religious, other than the Evangelicals don't agree.
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/churches-kavanaugh-nomination-withdrawn/

One can only wonder? Oh, and praise the Lord?


Edited by jgw (10/05/18 08:19 PM)

Top
#308825 - 10/05/18 08:53 PM Re: The End of the Independent Judiciary [Re: jgw]
Greger Offline

Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/24/06
Posts: 15125
Loc: Florida
Quote:
I think its pretty interesting to what extent that the Republicans will go to get Kavanaugh into the supreme court.


It's a political pissing contest. They can't ever once let the enemy get the upper hand. They took some damage but they stood by their refusal to ever compromise on anything.
Merrick Garland didn't hurt them, this won't hurt them.
_________________________
"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken."— Oscar Wilde

Top
#308831 - 10/06/18 12:44 PM Re: The End of the Independent Judiciary [Re: Greger]
NW Ponderer Online   sad
Moderator
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 09/09/11
Posts: 16817
Originally Posted By: Greger
Quote:
I think its pretty interesting to what extent that the Republicans will go to get Kavanaugh into the supreme court.


It's a political pissing contest. They can't ever once let the enemy get the upper hand. They took some damage but they stood by their refusal to ever compromise on anything.
Merrick Garland didn't hurt them, this won't hurt them.
But, it WILL hurt Us, plenty.

I'm currently at the happiest place on earth, it's my birthday, but, I'm miserable at the place we find ourselves, politically and socially, with the farce of a hearing, the joke of an "investigation", and the cavalier bullying in the Senate. That someone as richly undeserving of elevation to the Supreme Court, and as unpopular and unrepresentative, as Brett Kavanaugh, is about to be, is unnerving. It's hard to be happy and idealistic in such pessimistic times. No one in power cares about "The good of the country" anymore.

Top
#308841 - 10/07/18 02:55 PM Re: The End of the Independent Judiciary [Re: NW Ponderer]
pdx rick Offline
Member
Ink Stained

Registered: 05/09/05
Posts: 41351
Loc: Puget Sound, WA

Chief Justice John Roberts has been sitting on ‘more than a dozen’ judicial complaints against Kavanaugh for three weeks: report
Raw Story
_________________________
Contrarian, extraordinaire



Top
Page 12 of 12 < 1 2 ... 10 11 12

Who's Online
0 registered (), 18 Guests and 0 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
HumblePi, Blenderfox, Flukeake, Contact Form, Jamesmen
6277 Registered Users
A2