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Suck It Trebek – Cloture Vote Passes 75-25 January 30, 2006, 5:18 pm

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Suck it long, suck it deep, suck it hard. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the next Supreme Court Justice, Judge Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr.

You feel that sting big boy? That’s pride, fucking with your head.

Well Would You Look at That – Another Lawmaker Shows a Complete Misunderstanding of the Third Branch of Government January 28, 2006, 9:24 pm

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Hillary!TM decided to open her mouth today, joining the chorus of idiots who can’t count and support the filibuster of Alito. However, it’s her complete confusion about the role of the Supreme Court that I find the most disconcerting.

From the New York Daily News:

Sen. Hillary Clinton yesterday backed a rebel band of Senate Dems seeking to filibuster a vote on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Samuel Alito. Democratic leaders had warned that filibuster efforts were going nowhere and would let President Bush score easy political points, but Clinton said, “I oppose his nomination and support efforts to block his confirmation.”

“I do not think Judge Alito would advance the principles Americans hold most dear,” she said, adding she would vote against a move to cut off a filibuster should one occur.

Where exactly does this sort of thinking come from? Being stupid doesn’t count in this case because there are many smart people who would agree with her. Look people, and for my liberal friends I’ll speak slowly and use simple words so as to avoid any confusion, the supreme court isn’t supposed to “advance” anything, much less anything as ambiguous or ever changing as “principles that Americans hold most dear.” Their job is perhaps the simplest (not easy, mind you, just simple) job in all of government: they look at the cases in front of them and simply rule them constitutional or unconstitutional using citations from the Constitution itself or federal law. They are not supposed to create law. They are not supposed to forward anything. They are not the players of the game; they are only the referees.

If Hillary!TM wants to advance anything, she’s in luck because she is a legislator and, holy crap, that’s her job!! Unfortunately, it’s not the job of the Supreme Court.

One of the Most Frustrating Things About the SCOTUS Nominations… January 23, 2006, 6:01 pm

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…is how incorrectly the basic purpose of the Supreme Court is viewed.

today’s NYT’s:

If Judge Samuel Alito Jr.’s confirmation hearings lacked drama, apart from his wife’s bizarrely over-covered crying jag, it is because they confirmed the obvious. Judge Alito is exactly the kind of legal thinker President Bush wants on the Supreme Court. He has a radically broad view of the president’s power, and a radically narrow view of Congress’s power. He has long argued that the Constitution does not protect abortion rights. He wants to reduce the rights and liberties of ordinary Americans, and has a history of tilting the scales of justice against the little guy.

Nominee, errr, I mean SUPREME COURT CHIEF JUSTICE John Roberts (how does that sound libby? Stick it in yer craw and choke!!) faced a similar attack during the nomination hearings. When he was asked if he would “stick up for the little guy,” his response was truly wonderful. I don’t remember it verbatim, but it was something like, I’ll stick up for the little guy when he is in the right as far as the law is concerned. If the law as written favors the “big guy,” then my obligation is to enforce the law and vote for the big guy.

And there it is in all of stark glory – the huge divide separating the how the left and the right view the SCOTUS. The left believe that the Nine in black robes should serve as some sort of philosopher kings or a super-legislature, constantly having the final say of what is truly “right,” even if that standard moves over time. Whereas conservatives simply want the SCOTUS to behave in the manner provided by the constitution, namely act as the refs or the umps (pick your sport) of the game at hand.

Awwwwwww SNAP!! Alito Bitch Slaps Chuckie Schumer. January 10, 2006, 6:52 pm

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Taken from the excellent blog, Captain’s Quarters:

Alito 1, Schumer -35

I wish I had an automatic transcript device. Judge Alito just blew Chuck Schumer out of the water on abortion. After holding up his Robert Byrd TM mini-Constitution, Schumer demanded several times whether he still believes as he wrote in his 1985 memo that he doesn’t think abortion has Constitutional protection. Alito demurred each time, saying that he would have to weigh each case in light of its facts and its reliance on precedence. Like the bad lawyer he has proven himself to be, Schumer asked one question too many:

Q: Does the Constitution protect free speech?

A: Yes, Senator, the First Amendment protects free speech.

Q. Well, why can you give me a straight answer on that issue but not give me a straight answer on abortion?

A. Because the text of the Constitution explicitly includes the term “free speech”.

Case closed. It’s like watching the Washington Generals play the Harlem Globetrotters.

As the character Pepper Brooks (brilliant portrayed by Jason Bateman) so eloquently says to his co-host in the movie Dodgeball: “eFFing A, Cotton, eFFing A.”

Okay, Iran is Complicated, but Can We Just Nuke This Bitch Already?? January 8, 2006, 3:28 pm

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Always playing the part of the intellectual giant, Cindy Sheehan declares that Bush is TEN TIMES the terrorist of Bin Laden. Prepare to be dazzled by her stunning logic:

“I would say 30,000 more or less have died as a result of the initial incursion and the ongoing violence against Iraqis,” said George on December 12, 2005. Even if one accepts this very low guess-ti-mate by George, his policies have been responsible for ten times the 3000 deaths on September 11, 2001. By his own admission, he is ten times the terrorist that Osama ever was. If George says 30,000…who knows what the truthful total is. It fills me with sorrow and hurts my heart to even contemplate the number.”

Personally, I don’t know if I want her dirt napped or just appointed to a strategic position inside the DNC. Either way, we win.

Let the Games Begin!! January 3, 2006, 5:03 pm

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Abramhoff plead guilty today to several charges as part of plea deal.

WASHINGTON — Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty to three federal charges Tuesday, suggesting he will cooperate in a Washington probe that could implicate several congressional officials in a cash-for-influence scandal.

Abramoff pleaded guilty on Tuesday in U.S. District Court to honest services fraud, conspiracy and tax evasion relating to his service to Indian tribes, several of whom are Abramoff’s former clients. Abramoff appeared in front of Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle.

Huvelle received acknowledgement from Abramoff when she said he had engaged in a conspiracy involving “corruption of public officials” and that he and others had engaged in a scheme to provide campaign contributions, trips and other items “in exchange for certain official acts.”

The plea deal carries up to 30 years in prison, but prosecutors will recommend a sentence of 9 1/2 to 11 years, providing Abramoff cooperates with federal prosecutors. Restitution to his clients could be at least $25 million. As part of the agreement, Abramoff will lay out of all his finances and all of his activities within 45 days, at which point the government will determine exactly how much he must pay. He will also have to pay $1.7 million to the IRS.

Look for his cooperation to take down a few senators and congressmen. Although the dems might try to make a partisan game out of this, enough of their own will be ensnared to avoid that (hopefully!). The funniest part of this investigation is seeing how numerous senators and congressman have been scrambling over the past few weeks to return any monies with any connection to Abramhoff. It’s akin to turning the lights on in a roach infested kitchen. Look at ’em scatter and flee!!

You can read the story here.

Yeah, About that Bubble… December 21, 2005, 6:16 pm

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Remember that dumb magazine cover from last week that asked if Bush was in a bubble? Well, here’s a little different angle on that proposition.

Seriously, is RFK, Jr a Hypocritical Dick or What? December 17, 2005, 1:28 pm

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I don’t know how many of you have read this nuanced, carefully reasoned and well thought out complete piece of drivel and tripe masquerading as an op-ed piece in the New York Times (man, if I had a nickel for every time I have written that sentence…well, it’s only a nickel for each pop, but I’d still have like $11.85), but it’s like an instruction manual into the mindset of your typical NIMBY occupied, limousine liberal. In fact, everything that I would need to take his arguments apart, he provides for me.

Affectionately titled “An Ill Wind Off Cape Cod,” the marginally retarded Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. makes his best argument against a proposed wind farm project that is set to be installed six miles off the coast of Cape Cod. Surely you must be asking, “But Quintapalus, isn’t RFK, Jr. one of today’s pre-eminent environmental whackos? How could he possibly be against a proposed wind farm – a pollution free, renewable energy source?” Well, if you asked that question, give yourself a gold star, and to answer it, we must do the unthinkable and read this wretched article.

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WWJFKD – What would JFK do? December 8, 2005, 1:50 pm

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That’s a question that is always being asked on the left as he is their golden-boy; he is to Democrats what Regan is to Republicans. It came up again the other day in a NYT’s op-ed piece as they wondered what Jack Kennedy would do about Iraq if he were president today. The whole attachment to JFK by the Democratic party has always been somewhat of an enigma to me. He is probably their proudest member next to FDR and his administration was referred to as Camelot as if it were the golden age for the Democratic party. But when you actually take a look at who Jack Kennedy was and what he said, he seems to be light years away from the modern Democratic party ideologically and much more like *gasp*, dare I say, a Republican.

Think about it for a second.

In his inaugural address in 1961, Kennedy uttered his famous line “ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country.” Now ask yourself, does that even come close to anything that a Dem would say nowadays. In fact, you’d find them uttering the exact opposite, constantly trying to come up with new ways for what the country (i.e., the gov’t) can do for you. It flips Kennedy on his head.

Now consider this: in the same speech, Kennedy said that “Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty. This much we pledge – and more.” It’s amazing how those words would be called jingoistic war-mongering if Bush were to utter such a statement.

In fact, Bush’s last inauguration speech borrowed heavily from this philosophy, along with Natan Sharansky and that’s exactly the reaction he got from liberal pundits and Democrats.

You take what most would consider JFK’s most important quotes, combine it with his invasion (by proxy) of Cuba (Bay of Pigs, 1961) for purposes of regime change (unfortunately for thousands of Cubans then up till today it failed) as well as his committment to Vietnam to stop the spread of Communism and contrast that to the current Democratic party (your eyes should be crossed by now). It just doesn’t add up. They should be distancing themselves from JFK, not holding him up as the pinnacle of their party. For God’s sake, JFK even pushed through supply side tax cuts!!!

Hopefully this is something you will think about the next time you see the Dem’s holding up ol’ Jackie boy as their lord and savior.

Well, it’s official… December 7, 2005, 11:59 pm

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you can no longer be in the Democratic party if you support the war in Iraq. The Dems are gearing up to toss out Lieberman, perhaps the last Dem that puts national security and doing the right thing over “getting Bush no matter what.” Really, what’s so wrong with fucking your country in the ass when there are a couple of senate seats to pick up in the next election? But seriously, here’s when you know how much you have gone down the wrong path: when the position that you have established only helps your party when it hurts the country. There’s never an excuse for that. But then again, is there ever for being a liberal?