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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I have become confused as to WTF is going on here.

I'm guessing you're a bottle of wine and two martinis in by this point, so let me break it down for you:

- So one day and one hour ago, brokencycle posted something Elizabeth Warren said (re: the nomination of a Supreme Court justice) which has been making the rounds on the internet. Judging from what I know of brokencycle (right-libertarian IT-type dork who doesn't realize he's never had a particularly deep thought in his life), he posted this as a supposedly stupid political thing, in the spirit of this thread.

- Englade321, possibly taking brokencycle's post as being a straightforward endorsement of Warren's quotation, chimed in--with a little too much zeal re: the GOP's preemptive recalcitrance. At which point you, Piob, chimed in with your tired "penumbra" joke (pro-tip: Griswold v. Connecticut was in 1965; maybe it's time you practiced a second joke about Constitutional interpretation?).

- Munchausen (and, more importantly, his avatar) came by and pointed out the obvious re: Englande321's overly enthusiastic tendentiousness, at which point you threw out a banal phatic gesture + emoji, the point of which was probably to imply your endorsement of munchausen's comment. This was followed by a similar but slightly less phatic response about how nothing had changed 'round these CE parts yuck yuck.

- Lawyerdad then pointed out that this entire political clusterfuck was initiated (or, at least, initiated once we all witnessed the results of Obama commissioning a ninja to smother Scalia in his sleep) in part by Cruz's cry for preemptive recalcitrance--which was the pith of Englade321's less informed/qualified take on Senator Warren's quotation, in which case we really have circled around without learning anything yuck yuck.

- And then lighthouse contributed his usual assclown imbecility.

That's pretty much it, really. I'm on sabbatical so I'm happy to summarize things every now and again, but I can't do it all the time because I've really gotta get back to writing my boring book that nobody will read. So take it easy on those martinis.
post #4997 of 5454
Why are you all posting so many words? confused.gif
post #4998 of 5454
Penumbra joaks never go out of style. (Get it? Out of "style". As in "styleforum".!!!!)
post #4999 of 5454
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Words! Mere words! How terrible they were! How clear, and vivid, and cruel! One could not escape from them. And yet what a subtle magic there was in them! They seemed to be able to give a plastic form to formless things, and to have a music of their own as sweet as that of viol or of lute. Mere words! Was there anything so real as words?
post #5000 of 5454
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post

Penumbra joaks never go out of style. (Get it? Out of "style". As in "styleforum".!!!!)

It's the emanations. smile.gif
post #5001 of 5454
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Originally Posted by erictheobscure View Post

I'm guessing you're a bottle of wine and two martinis in by this point, so let me break it down for you:

- So one day and one hour ago, brokencycle posted something Elizabeth Warren said (re: the nomination of a Supreme Court justice) which has been making the rounds on the internet. Judging from what I know of brokencycle (right-libertarian IT-type dork who doesn't realize he's never had a particularly deep thought in his life), he posted this as a supposedly stupid political thing, in the spirit of this thread.

- Englade321, possibly taking brokencycle's post as being a straightforward endorsement of Warren's quotation, chimed in--with a little too much zeal re: the GOP's preemptive recalcitrance. At which point you, Piob, chimed in with your tired "penumbra" joke (pro-tip: Griswold v. Connecticut was in 1965; maybe it's time you practiced a second joke about Constitutional interpretation?).

- Munchausen (and, more importantly, his avatar) came by and pointed out the obvious re: Englande321's overly enthusiastic tendentiousness, at which point you threw out a banal phatic gesture + emoji, the point of which was probably to imply your endorsement of munchausen's comment. This was followed by a similar but slightly less phatic response about how nothing had changed 'round these CE parts yuck yuck.

- Lawyerdad then pointed out that this entire political clusterfuck was initiated (or, at least, initiated once we all witnessed the results of Obama commissioning a ninja to smother Scalia in his sleep) in part by Cruz's cry for preemptive recalcitrance--which was the pith of Englade321's less informed/qualified take on Senator Warren's quotation, in which case we really have circled around without learning anything yuck yuck.

- And then lighthouse contributed his usual assclown imbecility.

That's pretty much it, really. I'm on sabbatical so I'm happy to summarize things every now and again, but I can't do it all the time because I've really gotta get back to writing my boring book that nobody will read. So take it easy on those martinis.

lol8[1].giflol8[1].giflol8[1].gif I regret I didn't do enough to get a mention in this post.
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Originally Posted by erictheobscure View Post

- Englade321, possibly taking brokencycle's post as being a straightforward endorsement of Warren's quotation, chimed in--with a little too much zeal re: the GOP's preemptive recalcitrance. At which point you, Piob, chimed in with your tired "penumbra" joke (pro-tip: Griswold v. Connecticut was in 1965; maybe it's time you practiced a second joke about Constitutional interpretation?).

No. First, it would require thought and third, it gets to the nub of the issue. The SCOTUS can find whatever the fuck it wants in the Constitution.
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- Munchausen (and, more importantly, his avatar) came by and pointed out the obvious re: Englande321's overly enthusiastic tendentiousness, at which point you threw out a banal phatic gesture + emoji, the point of which was probably to imply your endorsement of munchausen's comment. This was followed by a similar but slightly less phatic response about how nothing had changed 'round these CE parts yuck yuck.

Nah, the fistbump.gif was just because I was happy to see a missing poster back.
post #5003 of 5454
This should go in your book. It's too good for us plebs on the style forum.
post #5004 of 5454
Wait. Wut? Who's writing a book?
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Originally Posted by erictheobscure View Post

I'm on sabbatical so I'm happy to summarize things every now and again, but I can't do it all the time because I've really gotta get back to writing my boring book that nobody will read.
post #5006 of 5454
DOH! I stopped at, "I'm on sabbatical."
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me too

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I'm glad I've never had a deep thought.  I might get lost down that rabbit hole.

 

Also, I'm glad Bork wasn't confirmed.  He was far too deferential to the legislature probably more so than Scalia.

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don't worry--you probably haven't even registered it
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Originally Posted by erictheobscure View Post

don't worry--you probably haven't even registered it

 

Registered what?

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