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Do you agree with President Barack Obama’s choice of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court?

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1 valleyred (1097 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

Seems like a very nice lady, but that doesn't mean you earn my approval.

Everyone knows this was a political move to win Latino votes. It helped for a few days in the Rasmussen Daily Tracking Poll when the Index went out to +10, but today it fell to his worst of his entire time in office: 0.

34% of Americans Strongly Approve of Obama.
34% of Americans Strongly Disapprove of Obama.

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2 Nonsocialist (710 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

She has made the statement that Latinas make better judges than white men at least eight times. Was she lying all those times, or does she believe in racial and gender superiority? Either way, she should not be a justice of the highest Court in the nation.

I would welcome a Latina, just not a rascist one.

And oh yeah, 2/3 of her decisions were deemed faulty by the US Supreme Court and overturned.

Of couse, she'll be approved by the Senate because the People's Republic of America now has what Youngstown has enjoyed for decades...one party rule.

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3 Nonsocialist (710 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

It is easier to rule the unmotivated and uneducated, especially if they're dependent on the government.

The DNC strategy of expanding entitlements and government dependence has paid off. They now have a secured voting block that will ensure their power over the subjects of the People's Republc of America indefinitely (or at least as long as the PRA exists).

Once there was an America that understood the value of an ambitious and hard working citizenry. Our children and grandchildren will read about it like they would the Renaissance or Stone Age.

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4 Freethinker (24 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

Judge Sotomayor has had 1.3% of her decisiions overturned. Of all her rulings only 5 have been heard by the Supreme Court. As to her statement that would indicate her ethnicity would influence her decision making we need only look at Judge Alito's words; "When looking at cases of descrimination..I only have to look back to my own family's treatment when it comes to ethnicity and religion." I believe he was a Bush appointment.

I do not yet have enough data to support Judge Sotomayor but I cannot allow the far left or far right to influence my thought process. The Limbaughs and Moores of the world make their money by creating controversy and driving wedges through distortion of the facts and outright lies. My sympathy to those that allow them to do their thinking for them.

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5 city_dweller (194 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

There is no such thing as a neutral perspective. Everyone's race, gender, and background influence the way they interpret and perceive the world. But America's white, Western European ethnocentrism has recast that particular perspective as normative, which unfairly labels all other perspectives as non-normative.

Sotomayer's Hispanic heritage has no more or no less influence on her than Kennedy's or Ginsberg's, or Breyer's or Robert's whiteness has on them. However, white people often ignore the fact that not everyone shares the same life experiences, nor do we acknowledge the legitimacy of any other perspective, so when someone points out that their ethnicity allows them to look at things differently, we automatically assume that is a negative thing.

With any luck, Sotomayer's appointment will mark the beginning of a Court that more closely resembles the actual demographics of the country, rather than another arm of the Good ol' Boys network that has dominated U.S. for far too long.

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6 JeffLebowski (953 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

Quail and City are right. Sensible, non-bigoted people are laughing at you, Pro.

Conservatives are funny.

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7 epicfail (217 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

"Do you seriously believe America would have materialized through the efforts of "native Americans? Impossible."

With guns and smallpox all things are possible.

"Ever hear of Aristotle, Da Vinci, Columbus, Washington, Einstein, Churchill? Can you imagine a world without any one of them?"

No tot mention: Hitler, Stalin, Mengele, Bonaparte, Caligula, Cheney, Mussolini

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8 cambridge (3013 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

I love the fact that ProMerkin and his little buddies post what they post. Come election time those post will go along way in helping people decide who to vote for. Keep em coming.

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9 Rocco (99 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

As with everything else Hussein has been completely screwing up - now its a mad rush to confirm this Latino woman. Everything with Hussein is a rush.....he's a fraud and a disgrace to all the men and woman who have given their lives for the freedom of this country. He knows he will get caught eventually. I'm still praying, as the truth is just around the corner.
WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE....

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10 cambridge (3013 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

Rock-et....Obama was born in Hawaii. Pretty much everyone but you and Sarah Palin know that's in the United States. Were you too in the same geography class?

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11 city_dweller (194 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

Wow, talk about tunnel vision. We can't even begin to fathom what other cultures would have developed into if given the chance. They were massacred and slaughtered in the name of European superiority, yes, because guns were more powerful and Europeans couldn't wait to prove that power. People of other cultures were considered inhuman and soulless. Native Americans and Africans challenged everything 16th and 17th-century Western Europeans knew to be true about the human race, and we are still fighting to correct the consequences of that fear and hatred today.

But with regards to Sotomayer, the bottom line is Obama could have nominated Rush Limbaugh (heaven help us) and Republicans would still criticize the choice. It's the nature of the beast. Republicans will hate whoever a Democrat nominates, and vice versa. Dems were none too keen on either Alito or Roberts. But the court needs an even balance of liberal and conservative justices in order to function as it should. Having nine Scalias would be just as disastrous as having nine Ginsbergs. Sotomayer adds diversity and perspective to a court that is sorely lacking those qualities. And while some people don't value those qualities, many of us who don't fit into the white, male, middle-class, heterosexual, college-educated, suburban paradigm that dominates GOP and even "American" discourse hold diversity very dear. And that does not make our perspective inconsequential. But it is still wildly under-represented, and yes, working to change that is a big priority.

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12 DoctorGonzo (728 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

City Dweller- you sound like you should be writing for Keith Olberman, and I mean that with as much insult as is sounds like.
You seem to think you understand the high courts but I do not believe you do, not to mention many of the other posters to this question.
Everyone should try reading the actual Constitution itself before they configure mini diatribes about who should be on the Supreme Court. For those who do not know, the Constitution was written a long, long time ago and it isb the founding piece of legislation that inherently governs our country, which is the USA, or to most: the place where you sleep, work and drink starbucks in.

Yay team.

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13 epicfail (217 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

C'mon! I threw the Cheney bait in there and NO ONE took it. Geez, can't have any fun with you tighty righties.

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14 epicfail (217 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

"Who defeated Cheney? The white European."

That's right ProAmerican. We defeated Cheney.

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15 epicfail (217 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

This is for ProAmerican:

http://www.opaquelucidity.com/facepal...

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16 epicfail (217 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

ah.... well I was hoping for more frothing at the mouth I suppose. Glad to see you did catch it. I was starting to wonder...

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17 redvert (2064 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

cambridge posted: I love the fact that ProMerkin and his little buddies post what they post. Come election time those post will go along way in helping people decide who to vote for. Keep em coming.

On a previous thread cambridge stated that people write in to the San Francisco Examiner BEGGING to have their taxes raised. No, the people that want taxes raised are those that either pay no taxes or get everything back at the end of the year. The same people that got stimulus checks and never paid any taxes.

These videos will explain the mentality of the Obama voters and why cambridge's words about the next election are probably true. Cambridge has not figured out that he needs to work hard and pay a lot of taxes , a lot of free loaders are depending on him!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P36x8r...

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

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18 JeffLebowski (953 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

Conservatives are funny.

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19 DoctorGonzo (728 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

The Constitution is not legislation? Please explain how it is not legislation.
Your line about "navigating within the legal system" itself shows that you do not understand the judical branch and its duties as assigned by the Constitution. You expect her to steer rather than interpret the law. That is not what the founders intended for that branch, that's what they wanted the legislature to do. The same group that helped write the Constitution.
You want someone who represents society better? Then elect a better congress person or senator, that is where people who believe their background makes them full of empathy belong: not on the high court.
Interpretting the law is not the same as creating it.
It's OK, I am arrogant and condescending and you are weak and appeasing, to each their own.

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20 epicfail (217 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

lol @ hope4thevalley

I agree, It's awesome! It's like a laundry list of all the causes of the republicans losing power.

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21 cambridge (3013 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

The more their values and views are expressed the less any candidate they endorse will be taken seriously. I can't wait for those 2012 Republican debates and primaries.

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22 JeffLebowski (953 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

Propaganda. Conservatives are funny.

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23 epicfail (217 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

"Hitler was a socialist"

Evidence?

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24 JeffLebowski (953 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

Actually I'm pretty familiar with the definition of propaganda. I'll try to stop throwing big words around when posting for your benefit though...I forgot that conservatives try to keep it monosyllabic (there I go again – sorry, that means "one-syllable").

lol.

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25 epicfail (217 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

Don't worry about Jeff. We're all Pseudo intellectuals here. Some more so than others. However, please read some basics on what nazism actually is...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National...

I just heard Rush repeat the same falsehood that you just did ProAmerican not even 90 minutes ago...

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26 JeffLebowski (953 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

You hate me cause you ain't me, pro. You'd love to be able to take things written here in stride but you just can't...they consume you. They don't consume me because everyone is entitled to an opinion, I understand and appreciate that; people like you despise this notion.

Perhaps you should try dabbling in pacifism...I, myself, once did so.

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27 cambridge (3013 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

I wish these post were on video. I wouldn't want to miss the day ProMerkin's head exploded.

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28 JeffLebowski (953 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

pro, I picture you pacing nervously around your mother's basement blurting out words like "socialist" and "Soros" (I don't know who that is, btw), frantically wondering why Rush won't take your call even though you told his intern that you were a "long-time listener, 500th time caller."

You need to relax, my friend; see a movie or something, I heard "W." was pretty good...

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29 JeffLebowski (953 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

Sounds like I hit a nerve...I'll say it again, I don't know who this George person is. See, I get the feeling you're not a very good listener -- it has clearly proven a real barrier to knowledge.

You're a homeowner? In Canfield? That’s pretty impressive, right? Perhaps...until I recall that I too am a homeowner in what one could strongly argue is a more affluent area than Canfield very far away from the Youngstown area.

You’ve made me feel a whole lot better about my situation, pro; THANKS! Keep hanging out in the basement for a while and stay out of museums for a while, there’s a standing APB out for crazies.

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30 DoctorGonzo (728 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

You didn't expalin how the Constituion was not legislation.
Every human being who went to law school or practiced in traffic court knows how the system works, hell most people who watch cable know how the system works.
How can someone who makes an inherently racial statement, as she did, and let's keep the discussion to her now, be expected to interpret the law and not steer it?
She is an activist waiting to happen and she will not be alone on the bench, but a spade is a spade.

Right, right, right, right, twist, right, twist, wrong, appease, wrong, right, right, quail, right, right, fail, wrong, twist, wrong again, beer

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31 cambridge (3013 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

ProMerkin....I thought you lived in a Red state. You must have gone nuts when Ohio turned blue. Put Obama over the top. Thanks for that.

And you earned everything you have? Now that's pretty impressive. The rest of us, you know the one's that don't agree with you, we got everything for free. We didn't work for a thing. Somebody just gave us everything we have. I'm going to have to just keep disagreeing with you, I wouldn't want all the free stuff to stop.

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32 JeffLebowski (953 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

pro, thanks for the clarification(?)...but if I don't even know who he is how is he laughing at me? If I don't know who he is how am I falling into his trap? What is his trap?

On second thought things aren't all that much clearer...because you're a rambling, crazy person.

My compliments to cambridge, especially the merkin bit.

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33 JeffLebowski (953 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

First of all I will never have more than I need, that's not what America is all about.

Secondly it would seem somewhat strange to open my home to the "less unfortunate," wouldn't it? Perhaps your manic/delusional/nonsensical whimsy got the better of you and you worded that improperly...though, perhaps not.

Third, I never said "superior," I said "more affluent." There is a difference -- a profound one, in fact.

Fourth, your wild and baseless claims about counterfeit money and modern Marxism further illustrate what was painfully obvious earlier in your chain of posts -- you are a crazy person. Crazy to the extent that I fully expect your next post to mention how you've invented a product called "seven minute abs."

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34 Stan (9923 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

Where is all the free stuff Cambridge? I can't seem to find any.

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35 Stan (9923 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

Jeff gets confused all on his own. He needs no help.

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36 JeffLebowski (953 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

This country is indeed a confusing place, this much we can agree upon. pro has presented literally no facts; I really haven't, either but acknowledge that freely rather than asserting otherwise.

What is truly fun is watching people confuse common sense for liberalism (I don't consider myself liberal or conservative, I didn't even voice an opinion on Judge S.) and confuse baseless opinion with fact (insistence on such things as the government minting counterfeit money with no proof...interesting "facts" to be certain). "Rich, white people" take heed -- someone in CANFIELD has you all figured out.

A confusing place, indeed.

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37 JeffLebowski (953 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

I'll play along, pro.

1.) No public assistance, wasn't actually aware cards were being used...you may have presented a fact!

2.) No stealing or fencing

3.) No arrests/jail time

4.) See above, also I don't know if I've ever even been to Campbell

5.) No illegit children, in great part because both your wife and mother insist on swallowing (at least for me, that is)

6.) I do know my father

That is all.

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38 JeffLebowski (953 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

That was weak, pro.

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39 cambridge (3013 comments) posted 5 years, 3 months ago

papmaffia.....Sonia Sotomayor is Puerto Rican. The last time I checked Puerto Rico was an American territory. You are clearly a racist and I expect your post to be removed. I wish it would stay up so everyone could see what kind of low lifes walk among us.

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