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May 26, 2009

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Dgscol

Self Reliance ... Ralph Waldo Emerson
The Strenuous Life : Ways to deal with Stress
... T. Roosevelt

Dgscol

Did anyone see that FOX segment last fall when Monica tossed on a wig and screwed up her lipstick and makeup; and appeared with Colmes as she usually does, pretending to be her sister?

Hilarious.

gringoman

"The Left will try to keep the focus on her biography. Don't let them. It's time we had a real debate about her, what she believes and stands for, and what kind of Justice she'd be."

Aside from some pro forma "hearings," the herd of beta elephants won't dare take on Sotomayor. They won't mess with a proud Identity Hack, even if she's not the bullying, mediocre magna-cum-laude (of the quota or Affirmative Action persuasion) that some claim. They won't even demand that her school records be de-classified, anymore than they will cool Barry's. They know that her patron Chuck Schumer & Gang can race-bait them just as well as she did any white man who doesn't have the experience of a "wise Latina."

Monica, how many elite Republicans do you know who wouldn't pay a Newyorican, butch or not, to spank the hell out of them?

EminemsRevenge

Cut the dittohead impersonation Monica---if David Duke had got elected HE would pick a Hispanic Justice---and IF the GOP tries to block her nomination then they'll be extinct a lot more quicker than most are predicting.

The Latino voting bloc will soon be the most dominant one in the country...and don't expect Sotomayor to rubberstamp the so-called "liberal" agenda...Spanish folk tend to be VERY CONSERVATIVE!

Kingofthenet

Monica EVERYONE is biased, Neocon's like Scalia torture(Pun intended)and twist case law to back up their so called ' Strict Constructivism ' and liberals do the same in the name of ' judicial legislation' BOTH are the EXACT same thing.Otherwise 'Strict Constructionist's' would have to toss 90% of cases due to the fact that the Constitution is silent on ALOT of stuff. But they don't, they 'interpret' vague 17th Century passages to apply to modern topics, sounds alot like 'Judaical activism' to me.
BTW: Congress has a REAL 'Hairy Set' to worry about 'Judicial Activism' when their poorly written and sometimes Unconstitutional laws they pass CAUSE 90% of the problem.

gringoman

Bush had an outstanding "Latino" SCOTUS prospect who the Democrats shot down. Now the Democrats put up a shameless "Latina" identity hustler who, according to reports, even mangled the Affirmative Action firemen case in New Haven, Conn,

Upshot: The Republicans are now intimidated by the Liberal Racists (once more) and will not take their case to the people, not in a warrior way. Like the patronizing Democrats, who know how to run a neo-plantation ( their historical experience goes back to the original plantations) none of them believe in the sense and fairness and individuality and maturity of the, uh, "Latinos." The Democrats invented the Identity Game, and believe they can string along the Republicans (with a little help from the Lamestream.)

Watch them grin, as the baby elephants grimace.

Condolences, Monica.

M/M

Monica,

Keep up the good work. Lou Dobbs was interviewing a FEMALE legal scholar this evening and she pointed out that Sotomayor had a strong record of reversals. (Decisions reversed by the Supreme Court.)

And there is the New Haven Firefighters case:

"We are not unsympathetic" to the white firefighters’ ’expression of frustration,’" the judges wrote in underscoring the difficult issues. One of the white firefighters, who is dyslexic, made intensive efforts that appear to have resulted in his scoring highly on one of the exams, only to have it invalidated.”
http://www.bostonherald.com/news/us_politics/view/2009_05_26_Scrutiny_of_Sotomayor_discrimination_decision_likely_during_review/

gringoman

The Reeps, of course, may find one consolation, as they buckle rather than battle over Sotomayor. The Obamanistas, revealing themselves more and more as Sons of Alinksy, will also be seen as sanctifying on the Supreme Court a type of which most Americans are not very fond: the genus Racismus Liberalis (and one with arguably more Bronx feelings than brain cells.)

M/M

Good article about Sotomayer
http://www.tnr.com/politics/story.html?id=45d56e6f-f497-4b19-9c63-04e10199a085

M/M

“And who is Frank Ricci?

He is a fireman in New Haven, Conn., with 11 years in the department, who suffers from dyslexia, but nonetheless has pursued his dream of becoming a lieutenant and a captain.

Six months before the promotion test, Ricci quit his second job. He bought $1,000 worth of the textbooks he was told to study, had a friend read them onto tapes to compensate for his dyslexia, studied every spare hour he got, and sat for the test, to compete for one of eight lieutenant slots open.

Frank made it. Frank Ricci came in sixth.

It was after the results of the test were made known that the problems arose. For, of the officers who had made the cut, all were white, except for one Latino.
Concluding the test results would, if used by the department, have an “adverse impact” on the black community, New Haven tossed out the results and called for new exams to ensure a “fair” outcome.

Thus, because he is a white man whose people came from Italy, Frank Ricci is to be denied a promotion he worked for and won, and be robbed of his American dream by the liberal bigots who run New Haven.”
http://buchanan.org/blog/pjb-jim-crow-liberalism-1524

returnoftheking

Obama should have Nominated Al Shapton or Rev.Wright for the court, after it 'hit the fan' he could have nominated Sonia... and she would have 'walked' in from first base.(Sorta like what guys do with Monica)

M/M

Obama should have Nominated Al Shapton or Rev.Wright for the court, after it 'hit the fan' he could have nominated Sonia... and she would have 'walked' in from first base.(Sorta like what guys do with Monica)
Posted by: returnoftheking | May 26, 2009 at 11:09 PM
___________________________
We are vetting our Supreme Court justices because they are OURS for life and their decisions impact OUR LIVES.

We are not like the Kool-Aid drinkers who accept her simply because she is being marketed by Chuck Schumer and the Democrat party. We want to know how she makes LEGAL decisions. The article by Jeff Rosen gives a glimpse of her legal background.

Obama nominated her because he wants the Hispanic vote.

Oh, look who served on the board of a group that quashed Miguel Estrada’s nomination.
http://spectator.org/blog/2009/05/26/sotomayors-radical-legal-group her.

M/M

Possible Obama Supreme Court Pick Slapped Down Reverse Discrimination Case in One-Paragraph Opinion
Friday, May 08, 2009
By Matt Cover


Judge Sonia Sotomayor, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit. (AP photo)
(CNSNews.com) – U.S. Appeals Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor, mentioned as a possible Supreme Court nominee, voted to deny a racial discrimination claim in a 2008 decision. She dismissed the case in a one-paragraph statement that, in the opinion of one dissenting judge, ignored the evidence and did not even address the constitutional issues raised by the case.

The case, Ricci v. DeStefano, involved a group of 19 white firefighters and one Hispanic firefighter who filed suit in 2003 claiming that the city of New Haven, Conn., engaged in racial discrimination when it threw out the results of two promotion tests because none of the city’s black applicants had passed the tests.

Each of the plaintiffs had passed the exam. The case is currently before the U.S. Supreme Court.

The city threw out the results because it feared potential lawsuits from activist groups if few or no minority candidates were promoted. The city also claimed that in addition to potential lawsuits, promotions based on the test results would undermine their goal of diversity in the Fire Department.

The firefighters sued, arguing that New Haven was discriminating against them by deciding that the tests would promote too many white candidates and too few minorities.

Federal Judge Janet Bond Arterton rejected the firefighters’ appeal, siding with the city and saying that no racial discrimination had occurred because the city didn’t promote anyone at all.

U.S. Appeals Court Judge Sotomayor issued an order that affirmed Arterton’s decision, issuing a one-paragraph judgment that called Arterton’s ruling “thorough, thoughtful, and well reasoned,”

But according to dissenting Judge Jose Cabranes, the single-paragraph order issued by Sotomayor and her colleagues ignored over 1,800 pages of testimony and more than an hour of argument--ignoring the facts of the case.

“(T)he parties submitted briefs of 86 pages each and a six-volume joint appendix of over 1,800 pages; plaintiffs’ reply brief was over thirty pages long," Cabranes wrote.

"(O)ral argument, on December 10, 2007, lasted over an hour,” Cabranes explained, adding that more than two months after oral arguments, Sotomayor and the majority panel upheld the lower court in a summary order “containing a single substantive paragraph.”

Cabranes criticized Sotomayor and the majority for not explaining why they had sided with the city in their new opinion.

“This per curiam opinion adopted in toto the reasoning of the District Court, without further elaboration or substantive comment, and thereby converted a lengthy, unpublished district court opinion, grappling with significant constitutional and statutory claims of first impression, into the law of this Circuit,” Cabranes wrote in his dissent.

Judge Cabranes also said that Sotomayor’s opinion failed to address the constitutional issues of the case, saying the majority had ignored the facts of the case as well.

“It did so, moreover, in an opinion that lacks a clear statement of either the claims raised by the plaintiffs or the issues on appeal. Indeed, the opinion contains no reference whatsoever to the constitutional claims at the core of this case,” the judge criticized.

“This Court has failed to grapple with the questions of exceptional importance raised in this appeal,” Judge Cabranes concluded. “If the Ricci plaintiffs are to receive such an opinion from a reviewing court they must now look to the Supreme Court. Their claims are worthy of that review.”

The opinion, or lack thereof, in the Ricci case is the last in a series of strange opinions issued by Sotomayor.

In another recent decision, U.S.A. v. Marcus, Sotomayor sent the case of a convicted violent sex trafficker back to a lower court because a lower court judge had not specifically told the jury that some, though not all, of the sex trafficking had taken place before it was specifically outlawed.

In another unusual case, then-district Judge Sotomayor ruled that a prospective lawyer must be given special consideration in taking the New York state bar exam because her dyslexia qualified as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act, despite the fact that she had failed the exam five times.

As a district court judge, Sotomayor also allowed a racial discrimination claim to continue when the plaintiff, a black nurse, sued Bellevue Hospital Corp because other nurses spoke mainly in Filipino, their native tongue, which she claimed made her feel harassed and isolated.

In 1994, Judge Sotomayor ruled in favor of two prisoners who claimed to practice Santeria, a Caribbean religion that involves animal sacrifice and voodoo, saying that “distinctions between ‘traditional’ and ‘non-traditional’ religions” are “intolerable.”

Sotomayor was originally nominated to the bench by former President George H.W. Bush on the recommendation of the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-N.Y.). She was elevated to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals by President Bill Clinton in 1997.

http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=47838

mjfell

Judge Sonia Sotomayor: Court is Where Policy is Made

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfC99LrrM2Q

mjfell

Sotomayor nominated to high court

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D98E06C80&show_article=1

In one of Sotomayor's most notable decisions, as an appellate judge she sided last year with the city of New Haven, Conn., in a discrimination case brought by white firefighters. The city threw out results of a promotion exam because too few minorities scored high enough. Coincidentally, that case is now before the Supreme Court.

That ruling has already drawn criticism from conservatives, and is likely to play a role in her confirmation hearing.

mjfell

What Rights Have Americans Lost?

http://www.conservativeforchange.com/2009/05/what-rights-have-americans-lost.html

Yesterday on Memorial Day, Glenn Beck did a discussion with a studio audience on what rights Americans have lost.

It is imperative we understand the direction the government of the United States is taking us, and this discussion sheds light on what people really think is going on, and where we are going:

It is time we fight back, and reclaim our individual liberty.

mjfell

Stop The Latest Tax Hike Scheme to Grow Government and Fund Socialized Medicine

http://www.freedomworks.org/stop-tax-increases-to-fund-socialized-medicine-1

The Senate let the tax hike cat out of the bag last week—we now know which tax increases socialized medicine advocates want to put on the middle class to fund their scheme for a government takeover of health care. In a document distributed to lawmakers for a closed-door meeting in Washington last Wednesday, it was revealed that a massive new tax hike on alcoholic beverages is being planned to fund part of the $1.5 trillion dollar tab their socialization of health care is expected to run up over the next 10 years.

mjfell

What Muslims Want? (ISLAM EXPOSED)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NITc2f4YCWM

mjfell

NCLR LAUDS HISTORIC APPOINTMENT OF SOTOMAYOR TO NATION'S HIGHEST COURT

http://www.nclr.org/content/news/detail/57500/

Judge Sonia Sotomayor Would Be the First Hispanic on the Supreme Court if Confirmed

Washington, DC—NCLR (National Council of La Raza), the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, applauds President Obama’s nomination for Supreme Court Justice, Judge Sonia Sotomayor, to replace retiring Justice David Souter.

“Today is a monumental day for Latinos. Finally, we see ourselves represented on the highest court in the land,” said Janet Murguía, NCLR President and CEO. “Judge Sotomayor’s story personifies the American Dream for so many Latinos in this country.”

“By nominating someone with the experience, background, and superb legal credentials of Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama has made an excellent choice for the entire country,” added Murguía. “The President wanted a justice who not only is a respected jurist, but also understands how the law affects the lives of everyday people. Judge Sotomayor embodies those qualities.”

“We commend President Obama for making this historic appointment and for recognizing that excellence and diversity are not mutually exclusive,” concluded Murguía.

mjfell

Plan to ax dealers not Chrysler's decision

http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssConsumerGoodsAndRetailNews/idUSN2632731920090526

'UNCONSTITUTIONAL'

"I think it's unconstitutional," said Jim Anderer, owner of
Island Jeep in Lindenhurst, New York. "The Fifth Amendment clearly states you cannot take another
person's property without due process or compensation. Even in
eminent domain, there is an appraised price on the property
being taken by the state."

mjfell

Shock! Big Dem Donor Group Allowed to Keep Their 6 Chrysler Dealerships Open ...Update: Their Local Competitors Eliminated!!

http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2009/05/shock-big-dem-donor-group-gets-to-keep.html

Are we looking at the biggest political scandal since Watergate?

Big Dem Donor Group allowed to keep all 6 Chrysler dealerships open.... Local competitors eliminated by Obama's task force!!

Earlier it was reported that the Obama Administration may have targeted GOP donors in deciding which Chrysler dealerships would have to close their doors.

Now there's this...
RLJ-McLarty-Landers is owned by three men.
One was the former Chief of Staff for President Clinton.
One is the founder of Black Entertainment Television and a huge Obama supporter.
All 6 of their Chrysler dealerships will remain open.
And, get this... Their local competitors have been eliminated!

Joey Smith reported tonight that a Democratic donor group in the Midwest and South will not have to close any of their Chrysler dealerships:

The company is called RLJ-McLarty-Landers, and it operates six Chrysler dealerships throughout the South. All six dealerships are safe from closing. The dealer locations are:

Bentonville, AR (northwest Arkansas)
Lee's Summit, MO (south of Kansas City, MO)
Branson, MO
Olathe, KS (near Kansas City)
Bossier City, LA (near Shreveport)
Huntsville, AL

The interesting part is who the three main owners of the company are. The owners are Steve Landers (long-time car dealer, 4th-generation dealer), Thomas "Mack" McLarty (former Chief of Staff for President Clinton), and Robert Johnson (founder of Black Entertainment Television and co-owner of the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats). Landers has given money to Republicans in the past, but McLarty campaigned for Obama in 2008, and Johnson has given countless amounts of money to Democrats over the years.
More... The decision to close the dealerships was made by Obama officials and not Chrysler.

Doug Ross first reported on this scandal and has several updates.

mjfell

Profile --
Sonia Sotomayor

http://www.abanet.org/publiced/hispanic_s.html

In addition to her work on the bench, Judge Sotomayor is an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law and a lecturer-in-law at Columbia Law School. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York Women’s Bar Association, the Puerto Rican Bar Association, the Hispanic National Bar Association, the Association of Judges of Hispanic Heritage,

and the National Council of La Raza.

She has received many honors including, most recently, an award from the National Association of Women Lawyers.

mjfell

The Coming California Bailout
By George Will

http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | California, the sunny incubator of America's future, has relished its role as a leading indicator of political trends. Tuesday it became what it thinks it should be, the center of attention, but not in the way it wants to be.


Its voters, at last sensible, rejected, by an average of 65 percent, five of six propositions. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the "post-partisan" Republican, and the partisan Democrats who control the legislature, promoted the propositions as efficient for and essential to eliminating the state's budget deficit, which will now be $21 billion. So California may become the next target for the Obama administration, whose dependency agenda involves seizing every opportunity to break things — banks, insurance and automobile companies, etc. — to the saddle of its supervision.


The Orange County Register — if but one newspaper survives today's leveling winds, may it be this one — made the case for rejecting all six propositions: 1A would have created an illusory spending cap that could be "easily circumvented by raising taxes" — and the ballot language did not mention that 1A would have meant a $16 billion, two-year extension of some of February's huge tax increases. Proposition 1B promised the public school lobby $9 billion, effectively bribing it to support 1A, which the California Teachers Association did. Proposition 1C combined "two of the worst practices responsible for" the state's dysfunction, "rosy revenue projections and borrowing": It would have authorized borrowing from (hypothetical) increases in state lottery revenue. Proposition 1D, "one more hide-the-pea fiscal deception," would have transferred to the general fund — and much of it on to public employees — revenue raised for children's programs. Proposition 1E would have done the same for revenue raised for mental health services.

Proposition 1F, passed by 73.9 percent, denies pay raises to legislators when the budget is not balanced. The Register opposed this because it gives legislators "a personal, financial incentive" to balance the budget by raising taxes.


Now California's mostly Democratic political class will petition Washington for a bailout to nourish the public sector that is suffocating the state's dwindling — and departing — private sector. The Obama administration, which rewarded the United Auto Workers by giving it considerable control over two companies it helped reduce to commercial rubble, will serve the interests of California's unionized public employees and others largely responsible for reducing the state to mendicancy.


These factions will flourish if the state becomes a federal poodle on a short leash held by the president. He might make aid conditional on the state doing things that California Democrats and their union allies would love to be "compelled" to do: eliminate the requirements of two-thirds majorities of both houses of the legislature to raise taxes and pass budgets, and repeal Proposition 13, which voters passed in 1978 to limit property taxes. These changes would enable the legislature (job approval rating: 14 percent) to siphon away an ever-larger share of taxpayers' wealth and transfer it to public employees. Such as prison guards, whose potent union is one reason California's cost-per-inmate (about $49,000) is twice the national average.


California's voters are complicit in their state's collapse. They elect and reelect the legislators off whom public employees unions batten. Also, voters have promiscuously used their state's plebiscitary devices to control and fatten the budget. In November, as the dark fiscal clouds lowered, they authorized $9.95 billion more in debt as a down payment on a perhaps $75 billion high-speed-rail project linking San Francisco and Los Angeles — a delight California cannot afford.


In a surreal attempt to terrify voters into supporting the propositions, Schwarzenegger (job approval: 33 percent) threatened to do something sensible: sell such state assets as San Quentin prison, which sits on prime ocean-view real estate. But Californians should now pay a real price, in realism about ways and means, for Schwarzenegger's wasted years. His governance-by-attention-deficit-disorder has involved flitting from one trendy irrelevance (e.g., stem-cell research) to another (e.g., cooling the planet) while the state has sagged. Fittingly, he was in Washington as his shambolic legacy was being defined by Tuesday's defeat.


He was at the White House, applauding the Obama administration's imposition of severe fuel efficiency standards on a dependent automobile industry that at least has a proven aptitude for its new task of building cars Americans will not like. Standing far from Tuesday's repudiation, in the shadow of the president who may soon effectively be California's governor, Schwarzenegger was the administration's dependency agenda writ small.

http://jewishworldreview.com/cols/will052109.php3

mjfell

What Good Has the Federal Reserve Done?

H.R. 1207, Ron Paul's bill to audit the Federal Reserve has gained a lot of steam in Congress, and it shouldn't be long until this bill is law. But we ask the question...what good has the Federal Reserve done?

Politicians that support the Fed say it provides stability over the economy unlike the Gold standard. However, this chart proves this assumption wrong:

http://www.conservativeforchange.com/2009/05/what-good-has-federal-reserve-done.html

thorn66

Republicans Weigh Risks of a Supreme Court Battle
By Adam Nagourney

President Obama’s nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court has put the Republican Party in a bind, as it weighs the cost of aggressively opposing Mr. Obama’s attempt to put the first Hispanic on the high court at a time when the party has struggled with sharp setbacks in its effort to appeal to Hispanic voters.

The Republican Party has been embroiled in a public argument over whether to tend to the ideological interests of its conservative base or to expand its appeal to a wider variety of voters in order to regain its strength following the defeats of 2008. Many conservatives came out fiercely against Ms. Sotomayor as soon her name was announced, denouncing her as liberal and promising Mr. Obama a tough nomination fight.

“The G.O. P. has to make a stand,” said Scott Reed, manager of the 1996 presidential campaign of Bob Dole. “This is what the base and social conservatives really care about, and we need to brand her a liberal with some out-of-the-mainstream positions. Forget about cosmetics and ethnic heritage, and focus on her record.”

But some Republicans warned that the image of Republicans throwing a roadblock before an historic nomination could prove politically devastating. Republicans saw a dip in Hispanic support in 2008, after eight years in which former President George W. Bush and his political aides had made a concerted effort to increase the Republican appeal to Hispanics, the nation’s fastest-growing group of voters.

“If Republicans make a big deal of opposing Sotomayor, we will be hurling ourselves off a cliff,” said Mark McKinnon, a senior adviser to Mr. Bush and a long-time advocate of expanding the party’s appeal. “Death will not be assured. But major injury will be.”

Matthew Dowd, another one-time adviser to Mr. Bush, said that in 2000, he calculated that Republicans needed to win 35 percent of Hispanics to beat Democrats. He said that given the steady increase in the number of Hispanic voters, he now believed Republicans needed to win a minimum of 40 percent to be competitive with Democrats.

As a result, he said, barring any revelation about Ms. Sotomayor’s background, Republicans could doom themselves to long-term minority status if they are perceived as preventing Ms. Sotomayor from becoming a judge. He argued that the party could not even be seen as threatening a filibuster.

“Because you’ll have a bunch of white males who lead the Judiciary Committee leading the charge taking on an Hispanic women and everybody from this day forward is going to know she’s totally qualified,” he said. “It’s a bad visual. It’s bad symbolism for the Republicans.”

“Republicans have to tread very lightly,” he said. “They can’t look they are going after her in any kind of personal or mean way. There’s no way they can even threaten a filibuster; I think a threat of that sort would be a problem, even if they didn’t do it.”

The conflicting pressures became clear throughout the day as conservative groups came out against Ms. Sotomayor. From the start, conservative leaders have made clear that they viewed the prospect of an ideologically charged nomination fight as a way to revive a movement that is lagging in spirits and funds.

“Judge Sotomayor is a liberal activist of the first order who thinks her own personal political agenda is more important than the law as written,” said Wendy E. Long, counsel to the Judicial Confirmation Network, a conservative group that has been preparing for this battle.

Whatever their differences with the nominee herself, Republicans throughout the day offered support, albeit grudging support, to Mr. Obama’s political instincts displayed with the nomination. “Obama has demonstrated a deft political touch with this pick” said Phil Musser, a Republican consultant. “Republicans who pick a fight with an up-from-the-bootstraps Hispanic woman do so at their own peril, and should only do so for a very, very good reason.”

Mr. Bush, who is from Texas, pushed hard from the moment he ran for president in 2000 to appeal to Hispanic voters, and with considerable success. His aides argued that given the increasing size of that segment of the electorate, building support among Hispanics was a crucial part of trying to achieve dominance over Democrats. But the Republican effort suffered a sharp setback when Republicans, over the objections of Mr. Bush, pressed to severely restrict immigration.

The party’s 2008 presidential candidate, Senator John McCain of Arizona, had long been a proponent of easing immigration restrictions, and almost lost his party’s nomination because of that. In the end, he received 31 percent of the Hispanic vote, according to a survey of voters leaving the polls. By contrast, four years earlier, Mr. Bush won 43 percent of the Hispanic vote.

Mr. Dowd said the party’s first risk would be in national elections. But he said it could trickle down into the states as well – particularly in places like Texas, which has a big Hispanic vote. If Hispanics begin turning toward Democrats, he said, Texas – now a reliably Republican state – could quickly turn into a swing state.

“If they don’t get back to a place where they are getting roughly 40 percent net of the Hispanic vote, there is no way they can ever win,” he said.

Socially conservative Hispanic Christians, a pivotal group that Republicans have tried with mixed success to woo, warned that the party’s effort could be set back if conservatives attacked her.

“As a conservative, it could be worse,” said the Rev. Luis Cortes Jr., who as president of the national Hispanic Christian group Esperanza USA was personally courted by President George W. Bush and has since appeared at the Obama White House. “And as Latino, it can’t be better.”

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/05/26/republicans-weigh-risks-of-a-supreme-court-battle/?pagemode=print

xbjllb

Obama? Hate America? You've GOT to be kidding.

People brought up in the CIA, who remain in the agency lifelong don't hate the USA. Obama doesn't even hate war, as a good Kenyan-born American; he just hates "dumb" wars. "Dumb" meaning Iraq, which won't ever be won, and smart being "Afghanistan", which can't ever be won either. But one must pay lip service to the 9-11 myth.

Obama does hate strong women, and probably hates even more having to appoint them to office. But he must, so he does. As long as they're not black. Black women see right through him, and he knows it.

I have to say it's hilarious seeing all the kneejerk hysterical reactions to Sotomayor. AS IF you were going to get another stealth anti-choice Supreme Court Justice in there.

Ain't gonna happen. Quit spinning your wheels, choose your battles, and fight the fights you can win. Until you get the borders completely shut down (good luck on that) and offense contractors need non-Hispanic cannon fodder, the repeal of choice ain't happening.

A far as winnable fights? Right now I would say that would be "the economy, stupid."

M/M

Why did Judge Sotomayor give special consideration to this woman?

“In another unusual case, then-district Judge Sotomayor ruled that a prospective lawyer must be given special consideration in taking the New York state bar exam because her dyslexia qualified as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act, despite the fact that she had failed the exam five times.”

WHEN

Frank Ricci:

“He is a fireman in New Haven, Conn., with 11 years in the department, who suffers from dyslexia, but nonetheless has pursued his dream of becoming a lieutenant and a captain.

Six months before the promotion test, Ricci quit his second job. He bought $1,000 worth of the textbooks he was told to study, had a friend read them onto tapes to compensate for his dyslexia, studied every spare hour he got, and sat for the test, to compete for one of eight lieutenant slots open.

Frank made it. Frank Ricci came in sixth.

M/M

“If the Republican Party wants a future, it will become again the party that stands on the principle that “No discrimination means no discrimination,” that stands with the victims of state bigotry, and that stands up to hypocrites like the Jim Crow liberals of New Haven.

Affirmative action began as a mandate to cast a wider net and ensure all had an equal shot. It has become a mighty engine of state injustice that seeks to remedy the consequences of past racial sins and crimes, by committing new ones.

In Michigan, Washington and California, none of them red states, majorities have voted to abolish affirmative action. Only Colorado failed in a dead heat last fall. A Republican drive to write into federal law an end to all race and gender preferences, as well as to all race and gender discrimination, is a cause whose time has come.

This is a winning issue for the GOP, for it is rooted in principle and comports with what is written on the human heart. Down deep, even liberals know that what is being done to Frank Ricci is not right.”
http://buchanan.org/blog/pjb-jim-crow-liberalism-1524

M/M

Double standard?

Democrats Ambush Estrada

The president’s nominee didn’t appear to know what hit him.

here were a lot of happy Republicans in Room 106 of the Dirksen Building after the morning session of the Senate Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearing for Miguel Estrada, President Bush's high-profile choice for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Things had gone well, GOP officials thought. Committee Democrats, as expected, had nothing to throw at Estrada.


Well, a few things, but no surprises. Chairman-for-the-day Charles Schumer complained that the Justice Department has refused to release internal position papers Estrada wrote while serving in the Solicitor General's office during the Clinton administration. Schumer asked Estrada to urge the department to release the papers. "I hope you'll do so," Schumer said, "because from what I know thus far, I have to say that I would be reluctant to support moving your nomination until we see those memoranda."
http://www.nationalreview.com/york/york092702.asp

Couldn't listen to Ann Coulter debate James Carville on "Good Morning America" because Bernie was doing Cardinal Egan, but Ann Coulter said Miguel Estrada's life story was equally impressive and the Democrats shot him down.


EminemsRevenge

The world was coming to an end when Russia, then China, got the bomb...and Clarence Thomas was supposed to be the ultimate Massuh-iz-WE-sick housenigro until he voted FOR medical marijuana...and Kennedy and O'Connor was far too "liberal" for the Fox "news" neo-cons.

Like the bomb, a strange thing happens when people get to the Supreme Court...

M/M

The world was coming to an end when Russia, then China, got the bomb...and Clarence Thomas was supposed to be the ultimate Massuh-iz-WE-sick housenigro until he voted FOR medical marijuana...and Kennedy and O'Connor was far too "liberal" for the Fox "news" neo-cons.

Like the bomb, a strange thing happens when people get to the Supreme Court...
Posted by: EminemsRevenge | May 27, 2009 at 07:24 AM
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As usual ER, I was thinking that too. Souter is a liberal and was appointed by 41. In the past couple of years, Kennedy has surprised liberals by voting with the conservatives on a couple of decisions. Wouldn’t it be great if Obama appoints a liberal and she becomes more conservative?

ER, if blacks and Hispanics are so conservative, why don’t they support conservative candidates? Sandra Day O’Connor was the first female Supreme Court judge and she was appointed by Reagan and Clarence Thomas was appointed by 41.

gringoman

Thus, because he is a white man whose people came from Italy, Frank Ricci is to be denied a promotion he worked for and won, and be robbed of his American dream by the liberal bigots who run New Haven.”
http://buchanan.org/blog/pjb-jim-crow-liberalism-1524

Posted by: M/M | May 26, 2009 at 10:59 PM

M/M,

GRINGOBRO The Cracker Rapper tells me that, sooner or later, even the average Americano will understand exactly what he means by 'Liberal Racism'. We must be patient.

Rush Limbaugh seems to get it, but Rush is still a bit timid about calling it by its perfectly accurate name. Rush uses the term 'reverse racism.' This is okay, to a degree, but does not convery the full political and ideological flavor. Of course, there is also another reason why they still hesitate to use GRINGOBRO's on-target 'Liberal Racism.' Maybe you can guess what it is.

GRINGOBRO thinks Rush will come around sooner or later, and when he does, can Monica be far behind?

gringoman

This is a winning issue for the GOP, for it is rooted in principle and comports with what is written on the human heart. Down deep, even liberals know that what is being done to Frank Ricci is not right.”
http://buchanan.org/blog/pjb-jim-crow-liberalism-1524

Posted by: M/M | May 27, 2009 at 06:44 AM

M/M,

The Reeps are getting closer. Ol' Pat Buchanan, no dummy, is almost there. GRINGOBRO The Cracker Rapper tells me, "Gringoman, you just watch. You're gonna see a Reep use my 'Liberal Racist.' Ain't it about time? It's gonna come right of his mouth. And won't it be fun when our Warrior Princess finally, finally, finally gets to it, after all my signifying? Got popcorn?"

gringoman

In another unusual case, then-district Judge Sotomayor ruled that a prospective lawyer must be given special consideration in taking the New York state bar exam because her dyslexia qualified as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act, despite the fact that she had failed the exam five times.

http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=47838

Posted by: M/M | May 26, 2009 at 11:37 PM

Here is a gringomanic suggestion for how Obama's Sonia Sotomayor can demonstrate the courage of her convictions as a successful Democratic Identity Hack:

If she is ever in need of a critical operation, whether heart by-pass or whatever, let her select an Affirmative Action surgeon. This will help convince us of her liberal dedication to "diversity."

M/M

Gringoman,

Ann Coulter was excellent today on GMA. She made several points I liked:

1) Miguel Estrada’s background was impressive, but his appointment was blocked by the Democrats (He is a Columbia and Harvard Law School graduate who came to this country as a teenager from Honduras and did not speak English.)

2) Obama said that he voted for Supreme Court cases based on how they judge cases, not the content of their character. So, why can’t we?

http://abcnews.go.com/gma (Sorry, can’t link the actual interview, so you have to search for it.)


gringoman

Gringoman,

Ann Coulter was excellent today on GMA. She made several points I liked:

1) Miguel Estrada’s background was impressive, but his appointment was blocked by the Democrats (He is a Columbia and Harvard Law School graduate who came to this country as a teenager from Honduras and did not speak English.)

2) Obama said that he voted for Supreme Court cases based on how they judge cases, not the content of their character. So, why can’t we?

http://abcnews.go.com/gma (Sorry, can’t link the actual interview, so you have to search for it.)


Posted by: M/M | May 27, 2009 at 12:06 PM

Since Ann obviously agrees with a gringomanic comment posted here yesterday, i.e. the Democrats shot down an "outstanding Latino" who was nominated by Bush, there's no way I can knock her. Besides, she also got the name which eluded me yesterday, "MIguel Estrada."

Now will Ann start pointing out what pantywaists the Reeps look like when they let the Dems intimidate them with the libs' revolting Identity Hustle?

gringoman


Glenn Beck: Bush's Compassionate Conservatism Must 'Die Violent Death'

Monday, May 25, 2009 1:46 PM

If the Republican Party has any chance of regaining its leading position, it must put to "death" George W. Bush's "compassionate conservatism," says top talker Glenn Beck.

Beck, a rising ratings star at Fox News and one the nation's leading talk hosts, has earned his popularity taking on some of the most cherished shibboleths of the Republican establishment.

During a Fox News interview with top radio talker Rush Limbaugh this past Thursday, Beck used the occasion to slam Bush's policies as inherently detrimental to core Republican principles.

Beck asked Limbaugh: "Rush, will you — help me out on this, because you always get thrown under the bus, that — well, you know, where were you when George Bush was spending, et cetera, et cetera. Address — because I — I have to tell you, the Republican Party doesn't get it. You just said, echoed again what I was saying about the progressive Republicans. George Bush, this compassionate conservative movement has got to die a violent death."

Limbaugh agreed with Beck's assessment that Bush had gone off the GOP reservation.

Limbaugh responded: "Yes, Glenn, let me tell you something. I don't — personally, I don't mind people asking me that question, 'Where were you with all the spending?' I remember — I don't want to mention any names — I was getting phone calls from people in the White House angry because I was opposed to every attempt they made to amnesty. I was opposed to the Medicare expansion. . . And they have found a way and called me mad as he can be. 'What do you mean this is good — good in the private sector?' I said, 'No, it's an entitlement and Republicans don't do that.' . . . but the elected Republicans — here's the problem with it — when you're a Republican and your president is a Republican, you have to go along with it. If you break from him, then you got party disunity and so forth."

President George W. Bush was the largest social spender in history, according to a recent report by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. In his first term Bush increased discretionary spending 19 percent. During Bush's second term federal spending increased 49 percent.

The Mercatus Center said Bush's spending made President Bill Clinton's administration look conservative.

The Center noted: "Adjusted for inflation, in eight years, President Clinton increased the federal budget by 11 percent. In eight years, President Bush increased it by a whopping 104 percent."

Beck suggested the stakes are high unless the GOP gets back to its roots.

http://monicamemo.typepad.com/weblog/2009/05/the-great-american-story-as-fig-leaf.html

returnoftheking

Republican's should DEMAND to see Sonia and her Families Green Cards, and if she can't produce them, they should call in a ICE Enforcement team to arrest and deport her, right in the Senate chamber.

M/M

Now will Ann start pointing out what pantywaists the Reeps look like when they let the Dems intimidate them with the libs' revolting Identity Hustle?
Posted by: gringoman | May 27, 2009 at 12:24 PM
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Rush is doing it now. He said that they are acting like an oppressed minority waiting for marching orders from their masters. He asked why Latinos should vote for Republicans now if they didn’t vote for “the architect of the McCain-Kennedy” amnesty bill and if they forgot how W had a diverse administration with 2 high profile Latinos?

Rush says this is an opportunity to expose the Left for what they are by engaging them in debate. I think that is EXACTLY what Ann Coulter did this morning. If you listen to Carville alone, you would think that the Democrats were the first party to appoint a Latino to a high profile position. Ann made GREAT points.

mjfell

In addition to her work on the bench, Judge Sotomayor is an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law and a lecturer-in-law at Columbia Law School. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York Women’s Bar Association, the Puerto Rican Bar Association, the Hispanic National Bar Association, the Association of Judges of Hispanic Heritage,

and the National Council of La Raza.

http://www.abanet.org/publiced/hispanic_s.html

Can you say: conflict of interest?

M/M

Republican's should DEMAND to see Sonia and her Families Green Cards, and if she can't produce them, they should call in a ICE Enforcement team to arrest and deport her, right in the Senate chamber.

Posted by: returnoftheking | May 27, 2009 at 01:59 PM
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In light of Obama's previous appointees, we should ask to see her tax returns.

M/M

The Mercatus Center said Bush's spending made President Bill Clinton's administration look conservative.

The Center noted: "Adjusted for inflation, in eight years, President Clinton increased the federal budget by 11 percent. In eight years, President Bush increased it by a whopping 104 percent."

Beck suggested the stakes are high unless the GOP gets back to its roots.
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Here's my guy -- Ron Paul 2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7yNo5BMXCU

mjfell

GM says bondholder offer fails; bankruptcy likely

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090527/ap_on_bi_ge/us_gm_bondholders

GM had said previously that the government was preventing it from offering bondholders more than 10 percent of the restructured company.

Some analysts said GM's bondholders may be holding out for better terms in bankruptcy, where they would normally get up to 40 percent of their holdings back.

Another factor complicating the decision of GM's bondholders: Many large investors hold insurance policies known as credit default swaps. Such policies would reimburse bondholders in the event of a bankruptcy filing.

Analysts speculated that few bondholders agreed to GM's offer because they differed with the company's view of its stock value.

mjfell

NKorea threatens to attack US, SKorean warships

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090527/ap_on_re_as/as_koreas_nuclear

Pyongyang, reacting angrily to Seoul's decision to join an international program to intercept ships suspected of aiding nuclear proliferation, called the move tantamount to a declaration of war.

"Now that the South Korean puppets were so ridiculous as to join in the said racket and dare declare a war against compatriots," North Korea is "compelled to take a decisive measure," the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea said in a statement carried by state media.

Seoul's decision comes at a time when "the state of military confrontation is growing acute and there is constant danger of military conflict," the statement warned.

South Korea's military said Wednesday it was prepared to "respond sternly" to any North Korean provocation.

mjfell

Chrysler heads to court for key bankruptcy hearing

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090527/ap_on_bi_ge/chrysler_bankruptcy

The future of Chrysler hangs in the balance as it heads to court Wednesday to ask a bankruptcy judge for permission to sell the bulk of its assets to a group headed by Italy's Fiat in hopes of saving itself from liquidation.

Attorneys for Chrysler LLC maintain that the deal with Fiat Group SpA is the company's only hope to avoid being sold off piece by piece, but the agreement remains controversial with more than 100 objections to the sale filed by the automaker's dealers, bondholders, former employees and others.

However, if the deal doesn't close by June 15, Fiat could back out.

mjfell

Supervisor Asks Woman To Take Down American Flag

http://cbs11tv.com/local/patriotism.at.office.2.1020415.html

Is it okay to show your patriotism at the office?

For one Arlington woman, the answer was "no" after she hung an American flag in her office just before the Memorial Day weekend.

Debbie McLucas is one of four hospital supervisors at Kindred Hospital in Mansfield. Last week, she hung a three-by-five foot American flag in the office she shares with the other supervisors.

When McLucas came to work Friday, her boss told her another supervisor had found her flag offensive. "I was just totally speechless. I was like, 'You're kidding me,'" McLucas said.

McLucas' husband and sons are former military men. Her daughter is currently serving in Iraq as a combat medic.

Stifling a cry, McLucas said, "I just wonder if all those young men and women over there are really doing this for nothing."

McLucas said the supervisor who complained has been in the United States for 14 years and is formerly from Africa.

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So apparantly African immigrants can demand that American citizens stop flying our flag.

Tell me patriots, what's wrong with this picture?

mjfell

Six Good Reasons to Avoid the Flu Shot

http://www.naturalnews.com/024624.html

Every year it is recommended that people get a flu shot to avoid spending time feeling horrendously bad over the winter. Elderly people are especially warned that without a flu shot, their health could be in serious jeopardy. In recent years, this warning has been extended to children, and more recently even teenagers. Yet there is mounting evidence that flu shots do not guarantee a healthy winter, and in fact they cause far more harm than good.

Here are 6 reasons to avoid getting a flu shot.

1.There is absolutely no evidence that flu shots actually work. The flu shot is only able to protect against certain strains of the flu, so if you come into contact with a strain that you are not protected from, then you will still get the flu. This is in fact not uncommon. In 2004, The National Vaccine Information Center reported that the vaccine given that year did not contain the flu strain that caused the majority of flu outbreaks that year. A study published in the Lancet in August revealed that there was no correlation between the flu shot and reduced risk of pneumonia. Further, a large study of 260,000 children between 23 month and 6 discovered that the flu vaccine is no more effective that a placebo. This was reported in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.

2.The flu vaccines, as well as all other vaccines contain mercury, which is a seriously health compromising heavy metal. Vaccines contain Thimerosal, which is made up of mercury. The amount of mercury contained in a multi-dose flu shot is 250 times higher in mercury than what is legally classified as hazardous waste. Side affects of mercury toxicity are vast and include depression, memory loss, attention deficit disorder, anger, oral cavity disorders, digestive disorder, anxiety, cardiovascular problems, respiratory issues, thyroid and other glandular imbalances, and low immune system to name a few.

3.The flu vaccines contain antibiotics such as neomycin, polymyxin B and gentamicin which are added to eliminate stray bacteria found in the mixture. Evidence shows that antibiotics wipe out beneficial bacteria that is needed for optimum health. Antibiotics ironically lower the immune system and cause Candida overgrowth.

4.Vaccines contain Polysorbate 80 as an emulsifier. This highly toxic agent can seriously lower the immune system and cause anaphylactic shock which can kill. According to the MSDS sheet at Science lab.com, section 11, polysorbate 80 may cause reproductive effects, cancer, and may be a mutagenic, (change the genetics), in animals. According to PubMed.Gov, neonatal rats that were injected with small doses of polysorbate 80 had serious damage to their reproductive organs, often resulting in infertility. Imagine that they are recommending this for young girls! It's no wonder that the infertility rate is skyrocketing each and every year.

5.There is growing evidence that flu shots cause Alzheimer's disease due to the aluminum and formaldehyde combined with mercury since they are even more toxic together than they are alone. Some research suggests that people who received the flu vaccine each year for 3 to 5 years had 10 times greater chance of developing Alzheimer's disease than people who did not have any flu shots.

6.With so many potential side effects, it seems clear that the flu shot is potentially dangerous while not making a difference anyway. In addition, it is also completely unnecessary. Everything that we need to enjoy amazing health is right here on planet earth. Nothing man made is ever, ever needed in order to ward off illness and live vibrantly. Here are some powerful ways that you can ensure you don't get the flu this year without injecting yourself with the extremely toxic flu shot:

mjfell

Sotomayor Ruled Fish Must Be Protected from Power Plants Regardless of Cost-Benefit Analysis

http://shar.es/06DU

Judge Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama's nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice David Souter, ruled in a 2007 case that power companies must protect “fish and other aquatic organisms” from being sucked into cooling vents regardless of the costs, saying the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was not allowed to use a cost-benefit analysis in measuring power companies’ compliance with the federal Clean Water Act.

The Supreme Court disagreed, ruling on April 1 of this year that a cost-benefit analysis was entirely appropriate when judging whether a power company was following the law.

thorn66

So apparantly African immigrants can demand that American citizens stop flying our flag.

Tell me patriots, what's wrong with this picture?

Posted by: mjfell | May 27, 2009 at 02:53 PM

The real point here MJ is that flying an American flag on Memorial Day is a time-honored tradition to express our appreciation and gratitude for those who have served and sacrificed to preserve our freedoms and values. That is why I fly the flag on Memorial Day. This woman's supervisor could have easily explained that to anyone who may have complained.

George

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