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post #4021 of 5117
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Both!

what? they didn't make you renounce the devil and all his works? dual citizenship? FOREIGN ENTANGLEMENT?!

 

youre the niagara falls of styfo: power, beauty, and a straddlin fool.

post #4022 of 5117
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Creepy Cat Ladyism is a recognized academic discipline?
Welcome to MIllienial Amewrica.
post #4023 of 5117
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http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/guaranteed-minimum-income-merits-further-study-pre-budget-report-says-1.3490157


Apparently Trudeau is having minimum income put on his radar. That's really something as it was his father that killed the experimental program in Manitoba in the 70s due to public pressure. It was so bad even the data got moth balled until about 10 years ago.
post #4024 of 5117
Merrick Garland it is. A white man and a fairly moderate choice. Honestly I was kind of pulling for the "model minority" as its time Asians got a little shine in this country. But at least he restores balance to the force.
post #4025 of 5117
Garland's been a judicial option for Carter, Clinton, and now Obama. Not much "moderate" about him, it would seem.
post #4026 of 5117
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Garland's been a judicial option for Carter, Clinton, and now Obama. Not much "moderate" about him, it would seem.
LOL, Orin Hatch endorsed him. And he is white and male, so he does not push any buttons in that regard.
But hey, if you think Clinton and Obama are flaming lefties then there is really no reasoning with you.
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Merrick Garland it is. A white man and a fairly moderate choice. Honestly I was kind of pulling for the "model minority" as its time Asians got a little shine in this country. But at least he restores balance to the force.

Yeah, I was 100% wrong on my call as I was sure a white hetero-normative male was out of contention. However he is the perfect pick if Obama is looking to make the Repubs look foolish for not doing their elected jobs of moving this nomination along. I do believe Hatch is even on record as saying he was a good choice back in the Sotomayor nomination days. Obama played this well as either the Repubs look like huge assholes (not really hard or something they seem to care about) or they sail this guy right through.
post #4028 of 5117
They're definitely going with the huge asshole option at this point.
post #4029 of 5117
He would have been a good pick to the GOP back when Obama was going to get to get his nominees no matter what. To no one's surprise, when Obama could get away with it he picked younger and more extreme liberals.

But so what? This nomination is a nonstarter.
post #4030 of 5117
The Verge just ran a huge fluff piece on how Michelle Obama "mastered social media." Honestly I couldn't get past the first paragraph. I find few things as annoying this day in age as the media's obsession with social media and the various narcissistic personalities who populate it.

http://www.theverge.com/2016/3/14/11179572/first-lady-michelle-obama-vr-interview-social-media-pictures
post #4031 of 5117
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He would have been a good pick to the GOP back when Obama was going to get to get his nominees no matter what. To no one's surprise, when Obama could get away with it he picked younger and more extreme liberals.

But so what? This nomination is a nonstarter.

Huh?
post #4032 of 5117
What's the question?
post #4033 of 5117
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How can a nominee, that the current chair of the Senate Judicial Committee has already deemed to be a suitable candidate, be a "non-starter?" My one caveat is I'm asking this question based on a functioning government.
post #4034 of 5117
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How can a nominee, that the current chair of the Senate Judicial Committee has already deemed to be a suitable candidate, be a "non-starter?" My one caveat is I'm asking this question based on a functioning government.

 

Because they've already said they won't even hold hearings on anyone. Politicians never change their position. :rolleyes:

post #4035 of 5117
The government is functioning exactly like it's supposed to. If Obama wanted the senate to confirm his nominee he should have nominated someone the senate would accept. Even then they were under no obligation to actually do it. Maybe they would give his nominee more consideration had he not trampled all over the GOP when he had the chance.
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