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And I just learned the word "phatic".
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There's really no reason to think that the appointment of a SCOTUS judge should be anything but raw politics in the 21st century. A member of a 9 person panel who can rewrite legislation and serves for life? How would that not be a battleground. Maybe the framers didn't think that should be the case but that ship sailed a long time ago.

It would be refreshing if politicians would be frank about the situation and talk about it in terms of power and furthering an agenda instead of framing it as an issue of fairness and objective morality. But then, that's what politics is, isn't it? i.e. framing issues of power as issues of right and wrong?
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There's really no reason to think that the appointment of a SCOTUS judge should be anything but raw politics in the 21st century. A member of a 9 person panel who can rewrite legislation and serves for life? How would that not be a battleground. Maybe the framers didn't think that should be the case but that ship sailed a long time ago.

It would be refreshing if politicians would be frank about the situation and talk about it in terms of power and furthering an agenda instead of framing it as an issue of fairness and objective morality. But then, that's what politics is, isn't it? i.e. framing issues of power as issues of right and wrong?
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Kinda what happens when you base your laws on the direct intent of the men who wrote them 240 years ago
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Originally Posted by munchausen View Post

There's really no reason to think that the appointment of a SCOTUS judge should be anything but raw politics in the 21st century. A member of a 9 person panel who can rewrite legislation and serves for life? How would that not be a battleground. Maybe the framers didn't think that should be the case but that ship sailed a long time ago.

It would be refreshing if politicians would be frank about the situation and talk about it in terms of power and furthering an agenda instead of framing it as an issue of fairness and objective morality. But then, that's what politics is, isn't it? i.e. framing issues of power as issues of right and wrong?

I'm not sure "in the 21st century" really belongs in your first sentence.
And yes, when Cruz got his sad little boner over the political opportunity he sensed in Justice Scalia's passing it was pretty disingenuous for him to suggest that things like fairness and objective morality somehow dictate that Obama shouldn't nominate someone to fill the vacancy.
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I'm not sure "in the 21st century" really belongs in your first sentence.
And yes, when Cruz got his sad little boner over the political opportunity he sensed in Justice Scalia's passing it was pretty disingenuous for him to suggest that things like fairness and objective morality somehow dictate that Obama shouldn't nominate someone to fill the vacancy.

 

Cruz should vote in approval for anyone President Obama nominates.  The President regrets his filibuster of Justice Alito, and we wouldn't want Senator Cruz to have such deep regrets later in his life too.

 

Cruz is a doofus though.

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Oops, sorry, forgot "political" was in the thread title. Still pretty funny, though, so just gonna leave it here.
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I don't know what is happening. There are some people in CE who aren't on the right?

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I don't know what is happening. There are some people in CE who aren't on the right?


JapanAlex posts sometimes.

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Levi Stadium employee complaining about being underpaid.  It starts with complaining about illegal activity (which they should sue over), but then moves onto complaining about the expensive housing in the area and how stadiums don't boost the local economy.


I don't think you'll find a bigger opponent of publicly subsidizing stadiums, but I think some of those subsidy numbers are dubious.  As an example, he claims the Vikings stadium is getting $678M in subsidies, but I'm very familiar with the numbers, and it is closer to $500M. 

 

I'll be honest, the work environment sounds pretty awful, and it does sound like they may have violated some employment law though I'm obviously not a lawyer nor familiar with CA employment law.  However, they all agreed to the job, and it sounds like most had worked previous games so they should have known what to expect.

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No but it is a consequence of volunteering for a combat arm of the US Military

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There's no such thing as a free lunch.

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So we should get rid of the GI Bill?

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I can't see all of the birth/death dates in that picture, but it seems to me that the "consequence" implied here is relatively long life (and in Mr. Houston's case, an exceptionally long one).
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I can't see all of the birth/death dates in that picture, but it seems to me that the "consequence" implied here is relatively long life (and in Mr. Houston's case, an exceptionally long one).

For the few years I can make out, it seems like most of these guys lived past 60. It doesn't really seem like they died in combat.
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