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Our NEW? supreme court justice- my land is your land?

Last night I heard about one of her decisions. I can't remember all the details, probably one of you guys who spend a lot of time on the computer can find it somewhere. This guy owned a lot and wanted to put a CVS store on it. The town or city got a developer to try build a Walgreens on it. What's makes the difference is beyond me. Anyway, the developer offered $800,000 to the CVS guy to not build his store and somewhere in there 50% of the profit. The CVS guy would not give in so he took it to court saying it was extortion. He lost and it went to the court of appeals. She also would not stand up for the guy that owned the land. I hope she does not get appointed, if this is how she thinks. Our property is getting less and less our own every day. I don't like it. Our freedom has been taken away. Please, if anyone has any time and can find all the details, would you post it? I hope I have remembered enough so you can figure it out, if you come across it.

Relax...

Relax...

From her lower court bench, she's been overturned by the Supreme Court 60% of the time.

There's NO way she'll be on the Supreme Court some day.

The Constitution is safe.

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Peace_through_Weakness

You are smoking something PTW, she is a lock for that spot. Who is going to buck her, the same Republicans who got clobbered by the Latino vote in 2008?

I agree with Poppa, Peace, I think she will be approved despite her bias and unfortunate decisions.

Judge Sotomayor is reputed to be meticulous and thorough in her decisions and she doesn't take any guff from unprepared attorneys who try to get one over on her. Given her strong Roman Catholic upbringing it's not a guarantee that she is pro abortion either. I wouldn't exactly call her a liberals dream. She ended the baseball strike in 1995, how bad can she be?

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Indeed Poppatuf. If she was such an ideologue and didn't judge on the merit of the argument under the law, why did President Bush nominate her for her spot on the district court? Also, she sided with the (new) Bush administration's policy of denying aid to any organizations providing access to or information about abortions.

Her record appears to be one of a centrist, much the same as Justice Souter's record. Souter of course often having been seen as a traitor by the right for his centrist views.

Given President Obama's unfortunate continuation of bad policy regarding electronic surveillance, copyright and other digital issues, I don't hold out much hope for her one way or the other. Her record seems to indicate a willingness to side with the RIAA and MPAA in regards to copyright infringement awards, for instance.

Bush nominated her because the Bush's are liberal. Father Bush nominated Souter because he was liberal. That tells it all. If you guys think it is ok for her to allow someone to take another's land, then I am done with this discussion. I am so against that. How can you allow your freedom to be so taken away? It is just plain horrible.

Tis, this is the case you are referring to and it stinks all the way around. The city of Port Chester, NY set up a re-development zone and gave a Mr. Wasser sole rights to develop business in that zone. Mr Didden approached the city and Wasser and asked to build a CVS on his own property in that zone. Wasser demanded $800,000 or 50% interest in the CVS or he would have the city condemn the property. Didden refused the extortion request and the city condemned the property the next day. A Walgreens was then built on the property.
The Federal court that Judge Sotomayor was on ruled in favor of the city using the Kelo vs. New London, Ct. decision as a precedent. They said that it was not illegal for Mr. Wasser to demand the money since he had sole rights to develop the property given to him by the city. The Supreme Court refused to hear the case. The Kelo vs. New London case was when a drug company, Pfizer I think, wanted the City of New London to condemn about 12 homes near the Thames River for the purpose of building an office complex that would generate more tax revenue for the city. The city condemned the homes, the case made it to the Supreme Court and the court, including our own Judge Souter, ruled in favor of New London. The approximately 12 families were thrown out of their homes and I don't know if the office complex is done yet.
I agree with you Tis, throwing people out of their homes or taking their property for private profit stinks. The Supreme Court decision Kelo vs. New London was a very bad one and the decision in Port Chester was no better. Sorry to be so winded.

I can't relax, I am so uptight over the direction this country is going, I can't even listen any more. I am so afraid. I might have to move to another country! But where? My country has gone! It's me, tis, I just noticed i\I have to do a math question, so I guess I got signed out again.

I can't relax Peace. I am so uptight, I can't hard bear to listen to the news or talk shows any more. I can't stand the direction our country is going. It will no longer be the country we know if it continues.

Something wierd is going on. I couldn't see my post, I signed in again and then posted sort of the same post again and then saw below posts that were already there, were my two posts. I can't see any way to edit or delete them.

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I updated the site code last night, but I believe you've posted as you since then, and I know I've posted. I've not had to do anything to cookies or logout/login either, it just worked.

I wouldn't worry too much about Sotomayor specifically in terms of the country being destroyed. I do recall the push to claim Justice Souter's land after the last time eminent domain made it to the Supreme court, and I kind of wish they had succeeded. I think that was from the "Free State Project" Libertarian whackjobs that time.

You'll recall a big deal being made of stare decisis in the context of confirmation hearings for Justices Roberts and Alito. In that case, I think it was the left that wanted to make sure they weren't going to immediately overturn Roe v Wade and would respect precedent. That's what happened in Sotomayor's eminent domain case. The court cited the previous Supreme Court boondoggle in RI when deciding their case in NY. If they had said "this isn't fair, you can't have the land", then they would have been going against precedent and making law. Activist Judges. They also would most likely have been overturned at the next appeal.

You're right and I'm still rooting for Sotomayor, but that case in Port Chester, NY had a rotten fish smell to it. It wouldn't surprise me if it comes up at the Senate hearings.

If you won't tell me why Jeremiah Wright's remarks weren't racist, then tell me why Sotomayor's remarks aren't racist.

If you have another moment, tell us about La Raza.

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If you won't tell me why Jeremiah Wright's remarks weren't racist

I never said he wasn't a racist, Jeremiah Wright is a huge jerk-ass. I need a better cite on the La Raza membership, the only sites showing up in a google search for Sotomayor and "La Raza" are, in order:

Worldnetdaily
StoptheACLU
Free Republic
Drudge
DavidDuke.com

Not exactly paragons of impartiality there. Just like I'd never quote Kos (cause I think he's a jackass too).

I was hoping to hear from Poppatuf, though he usually goes silent when asked about Truth.

...Jeremiah Wright is a huge jerk-ass.

Meaning a Racist? How could he remain Obama's religious counselor for 20-odd years?

...Worldnetdaily
StoptheACLU
Free Republic
Drudge
DavidDuke.com

Not exactly paragons of impartiality there.

Drudge merely reports the immediate headlines: 'wonder what you would have said about an intern under Clinton's desk when Drudge reported that bit?

But it's handy-enough to innoculate oneself against giving an answer that's true about La Raza. How about conjuring up the website for La Raza?

It's in English.

"...I agree with you Tis, throwing people out of their homes or taking their property for private profit stinks. The Supreme Court decision Kelo vs. New London was a very bad one and the decision in Port Chester was no better..."

When you link business closely with Government, you have the same Fascism that Mussolini "enjoyed".

Look for much more of the same.

"...I wouldn't worry too much about Sotomayor specifically in terms of the country being destroyed..."

Yeah, RELAX, tis...

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Got some Newspaper of Record action. Apparently she joined La Raza as a lawyer, and then gave this lecture for them at UC Berkeley. I'd found the lecture first, and wasn't sure if that implied membership or if it was like "some group asked me to give a speech, so I gave it".

The first article confirms membership. That's a shame, she seemed like a pretty safe candidate at first there.

When you link business closely with Government, you have the same Fascism that Mussolini "enjoyed".

We've seen plenty of that this century anyway, what with multi-billion dollar no-bid contracts to Halliburton/KBR/Blackwater in Iraq, as a small example.

Ed Asner of all people summed up the whole Socialist argument best:

"...the crime is you can convince all those Congressional people and the people through the media to piss away all that money overseas and it becomes socialism to convince them to piss away the money here at home."

Between Tis calling the Bushes RINO's, and you decrying government ties to Big Business, it's like the entire world is flipping on its head.

Sorry PTW, I don't get up at 5AM and I don't think Sotomayor is a racist.

"...The first article confirms membership..."

In a racist organization bent on "repatriating" to Mexico...seven U.S. states?

"...I don't think Sotomayor is a racist...."

Answer by xraypx:

"...That's a shame, she seemed like a pretty safe candidate at first there...."

(Poppatuf says Republicans will vote for her—a racist. The Dims' vote is a given).

Somewhere, The Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., is crying.

"...We've seen plenty of that this century anyway, what with multi-billion dollar no-bid contracts to Halliburton/KBR/Blackwater in Iraq, as a small example..."

Even Clinton* preferred Halliburton over Slumberger—the only two players in the field. As for KBR—Clinton* used them as well. (Both during the Monica War).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KBR_(company)

I'll look up Blackwater to see how many retired U.S. veterans have died defending Afghanistan. 'Later.

"...Between Tis calling the Bushes RINO's, and you decrying government ties to Big Business, it's like the entire world is flipping on its head...."

1) The very first job of Government is to protect its citizens: Bush has done that as a Conservative. Who doesn't say "Bravo" to [mostly] eight years free of attacks.

2) It's not "government ties"...it's corporations run by the U.S. Government.

3) Municipal, County, and State governments frequently use "single-source venders"—as you most-certainly know.

4) Today, Cheney has higher polling numbers than Nancy Pelosi.

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Peace_through_Weakness

"...The first article confirms membership..."
In a racist organization bent on "repatriating" to Mexico, seven U.S. states?

"...I don't think Sotomayor is a racist...."

Don't conflate my comments with someone else's to make a point. I said that when she was first floated, Sotomayor seemed like a "safe" choice.

1) The very first job of Government is to protect its citizens: Bush did that.
One might also say that Bush sent (so far) 4311 American soldiers to die in a country that had nothing to do with the attacks he was retaliating for. Add to that the untold thousands of Iraqi civilian deaths, and the 65,000(!?) US wounded. By sending our troops into Iraq, it has been argued by smarter people than us, we effectively let the fucking leader of Al-Qaeda escape un-harmed. So no, I don't feel safer. Stop protecting me.

2) It's not "government ties"...it's corporations run by Government.
$171bn (so far) of OPM spent on the Republican-led Socialist Takeover of AIG.

3) Today, Cheney has higher polling numbers than Nancy Pelosi.
Wow, next you'll be telling me Bush is polling higher than Stalin, I'm not shocked.

He might not be polling higher for that long, since today Cheney recounted how the Bush administration bravely gave GM $17.5bn of OPM, even though it was clear to them that they were fucked no matter what. He states that Bush "didn't want to be the one to pull the plug". It was an attempt at legacy building.

A $17,500,000,000.00 attempt to save a god damned legacy. You have no idea how pissed I am at that admission. You should be too.

They gave GM that money to keep GM afloat long enough for the fallout to be Somebody Elses Problem (tm Douglas Adams). Bold leadership and fiscal conservatism like that is unparalleled, at least, I hope it is, so far in the new administration.

That's readily apparent...

;)

"...Don't conflate my comments with someone else's to make a point..."

OK, IS Sotomayor a racist?

"...Bush sent (so far) 4311 American soldiers to die in a country that had nothing to do with the attacks he was retaliating for..."

You'd have the U.S. return 500 tons of Uranium to the Middle East?

"...So no, I don't feel safer. Stop protecting me..."

Okay, we'll protect New York and Los Angeles instead. (And leave "flyover" states to just complain).

"...today Cheney recounted how the Bush administration bravely gave GM $17.5bn of OPM...It was an attempt at legacy building..."

You left out something from your own link:

"This included the original $17.4 billion auto industry bailout package signed in by the Bush administration late last year, which was designed to give the incoming Obama administration some time to adjust and make preparations for the inevitable GM bankruptcy."

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Peace_through_Weakness

x, you have made Peace very happy! He has someone to argue with! Maybe you love it too! I think you have met your match, both of you.

"...I wouldn't worry too much about Sotomayor specifically in terms of the country being destroyed..."

Nope.

Obama will be doing that all by himself.

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Peace_through_Weakness

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x, you have made Peace very happy! He has someone to argue with! Maybe you love it too! I think you have met your match, both of you.

I completely understand the futility here. What concerns me is the over-arching concern that the "other side" is going to somehow destroy America. You saw it from the left with Bush, and we're seeing it now with Obama.

What I've seen the last 10 years is the media (there are no "sides" here) and the government playing up an insane FEAR EVERYTHING attitude. The right is saying that we'll be somehow less safe by having Guantanamo prisoners in the US, which is ludicrous at its face, considering we have 1993 WTC bombers in our prisons. Timothy McVeigh and Terry Rudolph were in our prisons, tried under our legal system.

I feel no less safe personally than I did on Sept 10 2001, and neither should anyone else. While 3000 victims is a big number, it is 1/100 of 1% of our population. It also must be remembered that these guys did not cross our borders illegally, they had valid passports and went through whatever security we had at the time.

The only thing that makes me uneasy is that we've spent the time since 2001 painting a huge target on our back with the Islamic world.

I really do value a back-and-forth though, when it's thought out. I can't read sites like Kos, Huffpo, Freep or WND, etc. because it's just rabid "THE OTHER GUYS SUCK" 100% of the time. Though with the Freepers, considering the level of violent rhetoric, racism and sexism, I'm not convinced that those guys aren't just a massive meta-troll against the entire Internet.

What I don't value are unsubstantiated "Obama is going to Islamify the US" type arguments, which fortunately don't enter into our conversations here.

Re: PTW's question about whether I think Sotomayor is a racist: I don't know. I haven't read enough about La Raza to know what their full deal is, while I don't put them at the level of a KKK as many do. Sotomayor's comments bug me, but I think it's disingenuous to think that people aren't informed by their background.

People interpret laws differently, which is why we have 9 Supreme Court justices to begin with. I think her comments about bringing a "latina perspective", whatever that's supposed to mean, weren't a good choice on her part. But what matters to me would be her impartiality on the bench. From the interviews I've seen with her colleagues, she seems to be pretty solid in terms of her thoughtfulness, knowledge of the law, and her consistency in applying the law.

I really don't know, she's the Senate's problem now :-)

"...What concerns me is the over-arching concern that the "other side" is going to somehow destroy America. You saw it from the left with Bush..."

We did?

"...What I've seen the last 10 years is the media and the government playing up an insane FEAR EVERYTHING attitude..."

They did?

"...I feel no less safe personally than I did on Sept 10 2001, and neither should anyone else...."

I reserve the right to think for myself, thank you.

"...they had valid passports and went through whatever security we had at the time.
..."

And half of them registered to vote!

Hmmm. Should they vote for Democrats, or for "those others", who think the Twin Towers belonged only to them?

...hmmm...hmmm

"...The right is saying that we'll be somehow less safe by having Guantanamo prisoners in the US..."

I like 'em right where they are.

"...The only thing that makes me uneasy is that we've spent the time since 2001 painting a huge target on our back with the Islamic world..."

Yup...Israel needs a good nuking.

"...she seems to be pretty solid in terms of her thoughtfulness, knowledge of the law, and her consistency in applying the law...Sotomayor's comments bug me, but I think it's disingenuous to think that people aren't informed by their background..."

Why won't you provide Sotomayor's racist quote that made all the controversy here?

"...I can't read sites like Kos, Huffpo, Freep or WND, etc. because it's just rabid "THE OTHER GUYS SUCK" 100% of the time. ..."

Gee, where do you suppose the ad hominems are really the thickest? Hmmm....hmmm...

The sites with the foulest language? Hmmm....hmmm...

"...What I don't value are unsubstantiated "Obama is going to Islamify the US" type arguments, which fortunately don't enter into our conversations here..."

How "Christian" was his "church"? (We sorta know).
How "Christian" was Rev. Jeremiah Wright? (We KNOW).
What religion is on his birth certificate? ('Don't know)
what religion is on his school admission page at Jakarta? (Plainly written: Islam).
Why is this "fortunate"? He has bowed to a Muslim King—on YouTube!
Most recently in Cairo, he quoted the Koran AND The Founders.

->10,000 responses to Obama—Islamification:

http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient&ie=UTF-8&rls=GGLD,GGLD:2...

"...I think her comments about bringing a "latina perspective", whatever that's supposed to mean, weren't a good choice on her part..."

Let's have the full quote, what say?

"...But what matters to me would be her impartiality on the bench..."

Being overturned 60% of the time isn't going great guns on impartiality.

"...I really don't know, she's the Senate's problem now..."

Why is it their problem?

Poppatuf says everybody there fears "the Latino vote".

(Whatever THAT is).

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Peace_through_Weakness

I said the Republicans fear the Latino vote. Even the Pillsbury Doughboys, Gingrich and Limbaugh, backed off. It's time to put those dinosaurs back in the museum before daybreak.

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"...What concerns me is the over-arching concern that the "other side" is going to somehow destroy America. You saw it from the left with Bush..."

We did?

Sure we did, there were lots of left-wingers complaining that Bush was destroying the country, look:

one
two
three

There are 3 or 4 million more examples, I'll leave it to you to find them.

Point is, one President (or Justice) isn't going to destroy the damn country. Bush destroyed very little while he was in office. He destroyed our economy, and he destroyed our reputation in the world. I'm sure I could think of more, but he's yesterday's news. I guess it could be argued that he tried to "destroy" the separation of church and state.

"...What I've seen the last 10 years is the media and the government playing up an insane FEAR EVERYTHING attitude..."

They did?

Yes, they did. The news now seems much less about telling us facts, and more about hyping unlikely scenarios until everyone is paranoid. Watch Fox or CNN for 10 minutes sometime.

"...they had valid passports and went through whatever security we had at the time.
..."

And half of them registered to vote!

Exactly, so it's not like they sneaked into the country and around the airports. They casually walked onto their flights. They even trained to fly here.

Hmmm. Should they vote for Democrats, or for "those others", who think the Twin Towers belonged only to them?

...hmmm...hmmm

I don't know what you mean by that. Who do you think thought the WTC belonged only to them? Who are Those Others in your scenario?

"...I can't read sites like Kos, Huffpo, Freep or WND, etc. because it's just rabid "THE OTHER GUYS SUCK" 100% of the time. ..."

Gee, where do you suppose the ad hominems are really the thickest? Hmmm....hmmm...

The sites with the foulest language? Hmmm....hmmm...

I actually started calculating that, since it would really be a horserace between Kos and Freep. However Google seems to be letting me down, for instance: A search of all hits for site:dailykos.com yields only 167,000 indexed pages, and a search for "bush is a terrorist" yields 128,000 hits, which is remarkably high. I think the total indexed pages is being underreported. For reference, "site:freerepublic.com" yielded 3.03MM results. I'd use Huffpo for the "lefty" site, but there's not as much crazy there as there is on Kos, and so they'd appear downright angelic, it would be way unfair to the Freepers.

I can't believe I care about being "fair" to Freepers. Oh well. I guess I just like analytics too much to use stats against them.

"...What I don't value are unsubstantiated "Obama is going to Islamify the US" type arguments, which fortunately don't enter into our conversations here..."

How "Christian" was his "church"? (We sorta know).
How "Christian" was Rev. Jeremiah Wright? (We KNOW).
What religion is on his birth certificate? ('Don't know)
what religion is on his school admission page at Jakarta? (Plainly written: Islam).
Why is this "fortunate"? He has bowed to a Muslim King—on YouTube!
Most recently in Cairo, he quoted the Koran AND The Founders.

And Bush kissed a Saudi prince ("Bandar Bush") on the mouth and then walked hand in hand with him, big deal. I took that more to mean "Don't worry, you'll get your money, sweetheart, oh and thanks for this swell job and plane and stuff" more than "ALLAH ACKBAR DEATH TO AMERICA".

Bushes father bowed to the Japanese PM before throwing up all over him too. That's the dumbest argument I've seen against Obama. No it isn't, but it's up there. I guess the "Terrorist Fist Bump" is the dumbest, when Obama dapped Michele during some appearance somewhere. Fox News is a constant source of comedy gold.

I think I read that it's not uncommon for a child's residency card or whatever in Indonesia to be marked "Islam" regardless. In any case, he claims Christianity, and who am I to deny that? Bush claimed Christianity and put 400 people to death personally, that's not too Christian either. However, one thing I've not heard from anyone, ever, is why it would be a bad thing to have an Islamic President?

We are a country without a religious test for our highest office. It's explicitly written in our Constitution. However we've had one Catholic and zero Jews or Muslims (or Hindus, cat-worshippers, etc). A President is supposed to be American first, anything else second.

"...I really don't know, she's the Senate's problem now..."

Why is it their problem?

Because it's the Senate who will confirm her as a Justice, or not. It is very much their problem more than it is mine.

->10,000 responses to Obama—Islamification:
Holy shit I just made that up.

So lets stick to stuff we can prove when vilifying Obama. I'm still saying that I would rather have a man with two Ivy League degrees over someone who graduated 790th out of 795 students in a damn SERVICE Academy of all places. Not that it's not a tough program, but Columbia it ain't. Harvard Law, it ain't. McCain was a legacy naval aviator with a huge entitlement chip on his shoulder. I don't think the Navy would let anyone crash 5 planes and not get bounced from service.

(
Plane #1 crashed while praciting landings.
#2 Crashed in the Mediterranean while flying too low and taking out power lines
#3 on his way back from the Army Navy game flying a Navy trainer
#4 Forrestal
#5 We all know about #5, this was the only non-incompetance related crash

He should never have been shot down and tortured, because he should never have been in that cockpit, because if his dad and granddad weren't both 4 star admirals, he would have been "flying rubber dogshit out of Guam"
)
And since I cite my damn sources>, here's the Vietnam Veterans against McCain.

You asked in another thread or comment whether I believe everything I'm "spoon-fed" by TV. I don't watch TV news. I don't spend all my time reading news articles to re-enforce my political leanings either. I read the facts of a given case and spend the rest of my time researching and thinking to myself before forming an opinion. Try it sometime.

If I hear something, "liberal" or "conservative" and it sticks out to me as "That's just /GOTTA/ be bullshit", I research it.

Do you know how long it took me to find 30 CT Scanning machines in the province of Quebec? About 15 seconds, tops.

So I ask: Who is the one believing everything they're fed? Obama a Muslim? Give me a break.

We COULD get back to the subject at hand.

But...maybe not. :(

"...Sure we did, there were lots of left-wingers complaining that Bush was destroying the country..."

1) I'm satified that "destroying the environment" under Bush hasn't happened. (Among other destructions).

2) Obama, however, stated that he "wants to bankrupt the coal mining industry".

Why destroy U.S.' finest card in the Energy deck?

(Now he says he doesn't—at least in Pennsylvania—he says he doesn't want to destroy the coal industry).

"...He destroyed our economy..."

He warned several times of the impending CRA crash, which brought down our economy. He was certainly not a strong supporter of CRA, especially after Clinton* made CRA so intensely "crash-worthy". (With OPM).

"...he destroyed our reputation in the world. ..."

The rest of the world is now voting "right" with Bush. Maybe you didn't notice those headlines.

"...What I've seen the last 10 years is the media and the government playing up an insane FEAR EVERYTHING attitude...Yes, they did. The news now seems much less about telling us facts, and more about hyping unlikely scenarios until everyone is paranoid. Watch Fox or CNN for 10 minutes sometime."......"

I don't have to (and don't) view either site.

I agree with the tenets in a letter I received (now temporarily unavailable in my Outlook Express). I'll make it a new topic when I can.

"...Exactly, so it's not like they sneaked into the country and around the airports. They casually walked onto their flights. They even trained to fly here..."

It's much less likely to happen now, since Bush "destroyed" the ability of [non-domestic] Terrorists to commandeer a commercial flight today. ('Course, now we have two "domestic terror" instances this month!) They were Amish fundamentalists, I believe.

"...Who do you think thought the WTC belonged only to them? Who are Those Others in your scenario...?"

Democrats—even NYC Democrats—are pleased that Obama is out to "make Peace" with countries who would destroy us.

Bush-haters thought having 500 tons of Uranium in the Middle East was JUST fine.

"...I can't believe I care about being "fair" to Freepers. ..."

You just MIGHT consider "being fair". About 46% of America isn't getting a whole lot of press.

"...I can't read sites like Kos, Huffpo, Freep or WND, etc. because it's just rabid "THE OTHER GUYS SUCK" 100% of the time..."

See the new thread: I can be very rabid about the ACLU.

"...So I ask: Who is the one believing everything they're fed? Obama a Muslim...?"

Finding 30 CT scanners in Canada does not impart the wisdom to find what is in the heart of Obama (or Michelle).

(To Michelle's credit, she doesn't find the Islamic Call to Prayers [five times a day] "The Most Beautiful Sound in the Morning", as Obama once believed—and stated.

"...And Bush kissed a Saudi prince ("Bandar Bush") on the mouth and then walked hand in hand with him, big deal..."

Bowing from the waist is not a universal greeting, and I know of no other President who has left a legacy of bowing from the waist to any other Potentate, Dictator, or even a Pope. (As you probably know, Obama's "bow from the waist" is fully videoed at YouTube).

Bush was, at least, responding to ancient Arab custom—and as far as I know, didn't initiatate the greeting.

"...Do you know how long it took me to find 30 CT Scanning machines in the province of Quebec? About 15 seconds, tops..."

Being in the business, you might know a key word or two.

That could help.

"...I don't watch TV news. ..."

But you ask that I do?

"...I read the facts of a given case and spend the rest of my time researching and thinking to myself before forming an opinion..."

Maybe, print here for your readers Sotomayor's own words so they can form their own opinion?

(Fourth request).

"...Point is, one President (or Justice) isn't going to destroy the damn country. Bush destroyed very little while he was in office..."

I'll thank you for that little pat on Bush's back. Now to get back on topic:

Bush didn't try to seat an extra three Justices, like the last Dim-Socialist President.

(Who entered the U.S. into war two years after Canada began fighting the National-Socialists in Germany.

(And very nearly two years TOO LATE).

"...I'm still saying that I would rather have a man with two Ivy League degrees over someone who graduated 790th out of 795 students in a damn SERVICE Academy of all places. Not that it's not a tough program, but Columbia it ain't. Harvard Law, it ain't..."

But you do vilify a President with two business degrees, while Obama has never tried to run a business or produced an accounting of JUST WHAT HE DID AT COLUMBIA AND HARVARD.

(Or how he was funded there, for that matter).

"...McCain...Plane #5 crashed...(etc)(etc)(etc)(etc)..."
The Navy kept giving my own Dad five aircraft after crashing four others. Maybe being a doctor's son had something to do with it?

Maybe not. Funny, how the military works—isn't it?

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Peace_through_Weakness

"...I never said he wasn't a racist..."

BUT IS HE?

You didn't know what he said just yesterday?

"The Jews won't let me".

"...I need a better cite on the La Raza membership, the only sites showing up in a google search for Sotomayor and "La Raza" are, in order:

Worldnetdaily
StoptheACLU
Free Republic
Drudge
DavidDuke.com

Not exactly paragons of impartiality there..."

-> You're using Google—after Google gave $750,000 to Obama?

-> And a former Google officer was then employed by Obama?

Not impartial to you, but each of the above "extremist right-wing sites" quote information found from this impeccable source:

The American Bar Association!

(Well, impeccable for a group of lawyers).

Try:

http://74.125.47.132/search?q=cache:kjhdcELcmzoJ:www.abanet.org/publiced...

Nothing from The Weekly Standard?

Oh, that's right: They're probably affected by yesterday's Terrorist attack and dealing with FBI investigators.

Sotomayor IS a member of a Racist Organization!.
(La Raza in Spanish, means "The [Latino] Race").

Now, WILL Poppatuf still support her, or is it more important to WIN - WIN - WIN ?

You bet I am and already the whiny Republicans are claiming that she is being rushed through, despite the fact she is on the same timetable as Roberts. What's the problem, the Republicans can't read fast enough? I want to see how closely they question her with the Latino vote breathing down their necks. And once that weasel in Minnesota gives up the fight we'll have 60 votes in the Senate.

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