Rip RBG. Just when we thought 2020 couldn’t get more politically charged.
September 18, 2020
Via text message.
[This is how I found out RBG died.
A few minutes later she also sent me a screen shot of Mitch McConnell’s statement on the passing of Justice Ginsburg. Here is the text (emphasis added):
The Senate and the nation mourn the sudden passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the conclusion of her extraordinary American life.
Justice Ginsburg overcame one personal challenge and professional barrier after another. She climbed from a modest Brooklyn upbringing to a seat on our nation’s highest court and into the pages of American history. Justice Ginsburg was thoroughly dedicated to the legal profession and to her 27 years of service on the Supreme Court. Her intelligence and determination earned her respect and admiration throughout the legal world, and indeed throughout the entire nation, which now grieves alongside her family, friends, and colleagues.
In the last midterm election before Justice Scalia’s death in 2016, Americans elected a Republican Senate majority because we pledged to check and balance the last days of a lame-duck president’s second term. We kept our promise. Since the 1880s, no Senate has confirmed an opposite-party president’s Supreme Court nominee in a presidential election year.
By contrast, Americans reelected our majority in 2016 and expanded it in 2018 because we pledged to work with President Trump and support his agenda, particularly his outstanding appointments to the federal judiciary. Once again, we will keep our promise.
President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate.
“Politically charged” is an understatement. I expect the police and fire departments will soon be earning overtime for the foreseeable future.
I wonder if the list of 20 names of potential Supreme Court nominees President Trump released nine days ago was based on insider knowledge of Justice Ginsburg’s health status.
All is in accordance with prophecy.—Joe]
Finally! RBG turns into a good communist! With Trump appointing a third justice we know what going to be on the news cycle from here till election day.
How improper! How unfair! We need balance in the court!
Oh the wailing and nashing of teeth!
And on a far,far more important note. It’s almost deer season!!!!! By Ruthy, enjoy!
As Ayn Rand pointed out;
Should nutrition be “balanced” by deliberately adding poison to our food? Is truth of no value until it is “balanced” with lies? Some people actually believe so. Let’s not be among them.
Since when did we adopt the principle which says that “fairness” requires the career criminal to sit side-by-side with his victims at the decision-making table? That is “balance”. Since when did we agree that the inmates should share in running the asylum? That is “balance”.
Oh, we didn’t agree, you say? Then why do we act and speak as though we did, as though “balance” were a valuable and necessary part of life?
You see, it makes no difference whether we believe it or not, so long as we’re acting it out– You carry the mark of the beast whether it is on your forehead OR your hand, whether in your beliefs or merely in your actions or capitulations.
The point is; this very concept of “balance” as a requisite to “fairness”, or as any form of righteousness whatsoever, is a lie, a trick, and a deadly one. It is also very ancient, as old as the hills. We should be consciously and openly distancing ourselves from it.
“Balance” means that the enemy in a time of war has an equal say in your strategic and tactical planning, logistics, and command structure. Why do you think the left always wants “balance”?
“Balance” is desirable only when you’re on the losing side, having even lost already. It gets you back in the fight. That’s why the left has always wanted it.
After they’ve won however, which they can and will do only by our permission, their now precious “balance” will no longer have any value to them whatsoever. You all understand that, don’t you? OK; let’s never forget it.
Here’s another prophecy for you;
By the time we have a fully restored and enforced second amendment, should it ever happen, we will no longer care, or no longer see it as particularly valuable. Two possible reasons (not the only reasons) are;
1. The powers-that-should-not-be will have sufficient control over us by that time whether we are armed or not. The control will be a combination of our own programmed-in complacency and their technological and social and infrastructure.
2. Our domestic enemies can exercise the right to bear arms too. For too long we’ve assumed, even ignoring generations of proof to the contrary, that leftists don’t want guns or refuse to learn their use. Wrong. I would even venture to suggest that, when it comes to intentional homicide, since the publishing of Marx’s Communist Manifesto more people have been killed by “armed leftists”* than by all other means and perpetrators combined.
* My definition is probably much broader than most people’s, but that may not even be necessary for reaching that majority number. The Soviet Union, Nazi Germany and China alone are responsible for hundred of millions of deaths, and there are many more examples of leftist governments, gangs and individuals.
I would mention that’s why American’s have more of them than anything the world has ever seen before?
We watched over 20,000 mostly armed patriots muster in Richmond without incident.
Conversely we watched 200 of the REVCOM NFC. Of which 2 got shot in the first 30 minutes of muster. I’ll take those odds any day.
Even herd animals sense danger. And right now Americans are more understanding about the communist’s goings on, than we give them credit.
Japan made the same mistake in thinking we could be bullied. They got nuked.
Truth be known. Were just waiting for our wife’s to tell us it’s OK.
“Here’s your lunch, honey, now make sure you police your brass up when all the commies are dead!”
Sorry, the image just kicks my giggle switch over 😀
Sorry Toast, I put a reply below Timo.
I have nothing to say about RBG’s passing except Requiescat In Pace.
As for the circumstances, however, this is the worst thing that could have happened for the Democrat’s electoral chances.
They had recently got the polling in, and it turns out rioting is unpopular among the people that could be persuaded to vote for them (nobody cares what partisan Democrats or Republicans think, as they are not persuadable for electoral purposes), so they only just had started getting their candidates to make insincere statements condemning the riots, and then this happened.
Their monster, which had somewhat been subdued by not being able to riot for a week due to smoke, is now staring fixedly at their political opponents holding some irresistible bait instead of going back into the pen where it was supposed to be held until after the polls close. The monster has let it be known that it will rampage if certain things occur. It is not in the power of the Democrats to prevent those things from occurring. The monster is mostly out of control once it is provoked, and now the Republicans have surefire ways of both provoking the monster to rampage while simultaneously believably (and sincerely) condemning the rampaging.
Safe-seat Democrats can rant all they want, but unsafe-seat Senate Democrats want to be re-elected, and rioting jeopardizes their chances, and and AOC-branch Marxism jeopardizes their chances, and they risk alienating either their base if they don’t full-throatedly oppose nomination, but that might not play well with the persuadables… This is an issue for incumbents only, since it’ll be a fait accompli for any replacements.
Yep. The democrats are dammed if they do and dammed if they don’t.
Of course, they still have their backup plan to steal the election using mail-in voting, legal challenges, and refusal to concede to Trump. Will they just burn it all down if they don’t get their way?
That’s kind of what their doing now.
Hey Bob. Ya. Soro got his monies worth tonight. What you think about going to the suburbs for pizza and beer?
Only in America! Well maybe not just America. Don’t the French have cease-fires for lunch?
I read the Daily Wire article you linked to.
Wow. If people had reacted that way to Trump’s predecessor being in office and having the powers that Presidents have, there really would be camps in the desert and in the isolated north to house anyone who criticized the Holy Leader, and Leftists would be ratting out anyone they suspected of insufficient loyalty and enthusiasm.
The irony is that John Robert’s defection has made this a bigger deal than it would otherwise would be. Imagine a 4-4 on the election which is clearly going to the court. Imagine a circuit split leading to one set of constitutional law about the election in Michigan and a different one in Wisconsin. Gasoline on the fire.
Which is precisely the argument that Trump and the Republicans will use to support nominating and confirming a new justice. The Dems will REEEEE no matter who is it, so they might as well go all-in and nominate some hardline.
I like to reflect on the behavior of farm animals and last evening was such a case. My wife had observed that one of our black hens had gotten out of the chicken yard and was frantically trying to find a way back in to roost in the chicken house. I tried to drive her along the fence back to the gate but she kept going towards the chicken house. Finally, after I got her in, she ran away from the chicken house and was still lost.
She had panicked and was making one poor decision after another – just like the panicked Democrats are doing now.
Hence my belief that despite their big talk, the Dems do NOT have a plan for November. That their much ballyhooed mail-in cheatsy-doodle voting scam isn’t ready for prime time yet, and they know their legal challenges aren’t going to pass muster except in the most partisan of courts.
So all that leaves them is temper tantrums.
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