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Discussion in 'Community' started by Ghost, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent 2017 Celebrity Deathpool Winner star 10

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    This questioning of Hillary is nonsense. She will not get into any trouble and all either side is doing is scoring points. The GOP is especially being silly as they amke little snippy comments about Obama rather than just ask questions about the situation.
     
  2. KnightWriter

    KnightWriter Administrator Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Marco Rubio didn't get the memo about being a jerk, apparently. His questions seemed pretty intelligent and aimed more at actually finding things out (and indeed, in watching her testimony to his questions, I learned something) than in grandstanding.

    The rest of them are morons.
     
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  3. Arawn_Fenn

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

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    The appropriate response to "killing Bin Laden didn't end al-Qaeda" should be "Yeah, well it's more than you people accomplished".
     
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  4. AAAAAH

    AAAAAH Jedi Knight star 4

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    lots of robo-emoting going on in that hearing.
     
  5. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    Rand Paul was absolutely ridiculous, saying how he'd be punishing her if he were President, and then asking bizarre questions like "are we shipping arms from Libya to Turkey?"

    Paul is truly a megalomaniacal moron.

    Ron Johnson was out of line too.

    Hillary was great.



    In other news...

    * U.S. military will now officially allow Women in combat

    * the House voted to raise the debt ceiling until May

    * 62% of Americans support citizenship for illegal immigrants

    * 70% of Americans support Roe v Wade (and only 9% support outlawing all abortion without exceptions)

    * Catholic hospital argues that a fetus is not a person in court
     
  6. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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  7. AAAAAH

    AAAAAH Jedi Knight star 4

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    do you guys really think that roe v. wade would ever actually be overturned?
     
  8. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    It's still a distinct possiblity right now with as conservative as the SC is at the moment. And you never know how Justices will vote should the issue come before them again.
     
  9. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    That's my thought, especially if the GOP wins in 2016 and that President has the opportunity to appoint a couple of justices as conservative as Roberts or Alito.
     
  10. Alpha-Red

    Alpha-Red Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Well considering John Roberts basically upheld Obamacare, I think he'd also be rather reluctant to do something as drastic as to overturn Roe v. Wade.
     
  11. AAAAAH

    AAAAAH Jedi Knight star 4

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    i dunno folks, i just don't see it happening.
     
  12. Obi-Zahn Kenobi

    Obi-Zahn Kenobi Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    No.
     
  13. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    Also, we really truly don't know how Kagan or Sotomayor would vote should the issue come up again. Just because a Justice is named to the Court by a President of a particular party doesn't mean he or she necessarily shares all facets of that President's ideology (see the recently retired Justices David Souter and John Paul Stevens for example.)
     
  14. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    IMO Ginsberg is one of the best justices we've had.
     
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  15. Obi-Zahn Kenobi

    Obi-Zahn Kenobi Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    She's a Clinton appointee.
     
  16. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    I stand corrected.
     
  17. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    Proves the point.
     
  18. Alpha-Red

    Alpha-Red Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Haven't most "defections" been in the conservative-to-liberal direction?

    And to bring up a different topic, this guy is optimistic that the gridlock in Congress will be broken, reasoning that Republicans no longer have an incentive for engaging in scorched-earth obstructionism: http://blogs.reuters.com/anatole-ka...snt-coming-to-washington-its-already-arrived/
     
  19. Yoda_S

    Yoda_S Jedi Grand Master star 3

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    Nope.
     
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  20. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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  21. AAAAAH

    AAAAAH Jedi Knight star 4

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    she was on fox news?
     
  22. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    This gives her more time to do reality shows about illegally shooting moose in Alaska.
     
  23. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    President Obama and outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will speak to "60 Minutes" together in their first-ever joint interview, the White House announced Friday.​

    Communications director Dan Pfeiffer said that the interview will air Sunday. "60 Minutes" noted that it will be Obama's first interview with anyone besides Michelle Obama.​

    Link


    Now I need to find out what channel is CBS here... :p
     
  24. AAAAAH

    AAAAAH Jedi Knight star 4

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    "gotta prop up my friend. you know, redefine, re-contextualize, set that record 'straight' etc."
     
  25. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    According to CNN, Saxby Chambliss has decided to retire at the end of his term in the Senate
     
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