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October 31, 2005 in The Daily Chat | Permalink


Bush finally got something right. Sam is an experienced and knowledgeable jurist. He believes in using the Constitution to judge our laws and not to create laws. I hear that the far left is going nuts cause they fear he will over turn RvW but he seems eminenently qualified for the SCOTUS.

Posted by: The Iceman | Oct 31, 2005 1:16:39 PM

No Alito No.

Posted by: lasermike026 | Oct 31, 2005 1:28:51 PM

Oopps, "eminently".

Laser...who do you want...someone unqualified but with Liberal talking points to guide his/her opinion?

Posted by: The Iceman | Oct 31, 2005 1:39:49 PM

Yup, Bush did something right. He finally showed us without ambiguity that he dances to the whims of the right wing theocracy trying to roll the country back to the nineteenth century.

Harriet Meirs didn’t get a chance to have an up or down vote in the Senate, as demanded by the GOP when other judicial candidates are held up in committee; rather she was attacked mercilessly and outrageously by the radical right wing who torpedoed her before the Senate ever had the chance to vote. Now we have a candidate for the Supreme Court who as an Appellate Judge

• Struck down the Family and Medical Leave Act in 2000 (overturned by the Supreme Court)
• Has no problem with unauthorized strip searches. In Doe v. Groody, Alito agued that police officers had not violated constitutional rights when they strip searched a mother and her ten-year-old daughter while carrying out a search warrant that authorized only the search of a man and his home.
• Allowed race-based discrimination and discrimination based on disabilities.
• Is on record as being committed to overturning Roe v. Wade.

Katrina, massive budget deficits, and continued economic hardship have proven that Republicans can't govern. Iraq and Osama Bin Laden have proven that Republicans can't run an effective foreign policy. Now Scalito, sorry I meant Alito, along with Bush's social security debacle, will prove to the American people that conservative ideology doesn't have their best interests at heart.

Iceman, you should call yourself Caveman. And remember, a vote for Forrester is a vote for a person who is to the right of Bush and his Mullah puppeteers.

Posted by: Ug | Oct 31, 2005 1:40:14 PM

Whew, it seems that you got your talking points memo out right on time.

The failed social and foreign policies as practiced by the Dems since JFK have set us back for 40 yrs. The country needed strong republican leadership to make hard decisions cause we don't live in a commune where every one practices 'kumbaya'. Ever since Carter failed to free the hostages, Americans have turned to leaders who will fight for us not worrying about hurting the feelings of the UN or France.

Posted by: The Iceman | Oct 31, 2005 1:52:55 PM

What a nightmare. Dark times, dark times indeed. If Alito is confirmed, congress has made its last law. Alito has no respect for the constitution, the commerce clause, and the 200 years of judicial precedence. He has a troubling record and lack of respect for congress. He confirmation will literally mean the end of a nation.

And I can not believe you conservatives who would give your rights up and freedoms so completely. You deserve the slavery you are imposing on yourselves. Hopefully justice will previal. We freedom loving American's may not win but we deserve to win.

Posted by: lasermike026 | Oct 31, 2005 1:53:20 PM

Carter failed to release the hosiltage because of arms deals to iran and iraq made agents of the repbulician party. BCCI/Iran contra 101. You lose.

Posted by: lasermike026 | Oct 31, 2005 1:59:04 PM

Please cut the drama queen routine. We are not giving up our rights or freedoms. The Dems just run around crying wolf all of the time. The Republican party is looking out for the security of our country in a world where terrorists don't care about killing innocents. And 'threatening' thugs with UN resolutions doesn't scare anyone.

Posted by: The Iceman | Oct 31, 2005 1:59:23 PM

Looking at Alito record, you will regain your right to purchase a machine gun. You know, for your hunting trips.

Posted by: lasermike026 | Oct 31, 2005 2:00:34 PM

Security of the country... Iraq, Katrina, and dropping the ball on 9/11. I feel real secure now.

Posted by: lasermike026 | Oct 31, 2005 2:01:30 PM

The republician are good at 2 things, lining there pockets as no bid contractors and stepping on the rights and freedoms of American's.

Posted by: lasermike026 | Oct 31, 2005 2:03:30 PM

Well, it doesn't look like we have much of a choice on Nov. 8, Ug, other than Forrester and Pawlowski, the Libertarian candidate, who wants to shrink government, as do I. The reality is that Pawlowski just doesn't have the backing he'll need to win.

You all know how I feel about Corzine.

Then we have a couple of Socialists (Rozzo and Lariscy); Edward "Legalize Marijuana" Forchion; Wesley Bell, whose platform I still can't figure out; Theike, the Green candidate, who makes good points but like Pawlowski, does not have the backing; a registered nurse named Latigona whose big ploy is tax reform; and Castillo who wants to throw good money after bad under the guise of "education."

Kinda like cable TV: Lots of channels but no content. I'll put my vote with Forrester.

Posted by: Miss Martta | Oct 31, 2005 2:09:55 PM

It's time to stop the 'pissing' contest. We will never agree on the role of government in our lives and each of us will continue to defend our positions. I don't want to take up this space having daily arguments with you over policy. If you would just admit that I am right then we will be ok...just kidding, don't lose your passion.

Posted by: The Iceman | Oct 31, 2005 2:20:27 PM

Iceman, I can't stand by and do nothing. In 6 years of republican rule I have seen my rights eroded, the death of 2000 American solders and 100,000 Iraqi's, loyal American's in patriotic service betrayed, people tortured by American's, and Katrina and 911 and it goes on and on and on.

How can you still back your party? How can you endorse this president?

I only joined the Democratic party after I figured out what Bush was all about.

Posted by: lasermike026 | Oct 31, 2005 3:01:57 PM

Doesn't anyone know about "the words" Corzine said while at Goldman Sachs? And, the hush-hush pregnancy? He's thankful for those sealed envelopes which hold his settlement papers.

Paying people off.. one New Jerseyan at a time.

That should be our new slogan. Anyone want to pay me $260,000 for it?

Posted by: Nicole | Oct 31, 2005 3:16:17 PM

Unfortunately the 2 parties have managed to grow so broad that, when taken as a whole, can't really be told apart except for the names they go by to sling mud at the other guys. (OKAY the red/blue colors also)

Both parties at this point stink like hell. They've evolved into fat cats running everything at the state & federal level. They're captive to special interests & large corporations - basically everyone with power except for the people that put them there in the first place. Unfortunately americans have de-evolved into an un-informed mass who don't care enough to rebel against the status quo, and are spoon fed sound bytes & catch phrases designed by the profit driven media to pass as 'information' or 'news', but in reality are merely means to conquer their competing media competition.

We need an Andrew Jackson-type to be swept into office by the people & end all this crap. The 2 existing partiies have outlived their usefullness & now are only good for sniping at each other.

Posted by: Anyone | Oct 31, 2005 3:28:28 PM

John Farrell wrote:

"The country needed strong republican leadership to make hard decisions cause we don't live in a commune where every one practices 'kumbaya'."

Man, I love the smell of freeper delusion - so, John, tell us about this "strong republican leadership"....that would be the same Republican leadership that turned a strong economy into a stagnant one, turned a budget surplus into a vast deficit, that increased poverty rates, that lied to justify the invasion of a sovereign country to its citizens, that continues to screw up every single one of its policy initiatives.

Do you honestly believe that anyone outside of Free Republic and Fox News actually buys this jive anymore? Doug Forrester will lose deservedly because he can't shake the stench of Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and the whole lying corrupt lot of them.

Posted by: Mazie Gordon | Oct 31, 2005 3:36:38 PM

...Jeez..The way you partisans bicker back and forth...sounds like we need a second civil war...y'know, tearing friends and family apart. I know who I want on the front lines..

Posted by: John Brown | Oct 31, 2005 3:40:00 PM

I want leadership that isn't afraid to fight for our freedoms. And even if there has been an unfortunate loss of civilian life, it is a war that has to be fought. Saddam knew he could play our liberal media to always fight for another negotiation while he kept chipping away at our resolve.
We need to keep up the fight and although I think Bush is a buffoon, at least he is willing to let the terrorist world know that we will do more than request another ineffectual resolution from Kofi.

Posted by: The Iceman | Oct 31, 2005 4:00:03 PM

Iceman, there are a lot of us who were 100% behind Bush on Afghanistan, but think he dropped the ball & lost his focus on terrorism when he went after Iraq.

He moved Special Forces out of Afghanistan to prep for Iraq at a time when they might have made a difference in capturing OBL. For that matter, he flip-flopped on OBL worse than Kerry ever did on anything.

The invasion of Iraq was an attempt to implement a worldview conceived by the PNAC gang in the mid-90s that had already been outstripped by reality.

Bush couldn't even do the invasion right. His man Rumsfeld thought he could do the invasion on the cheap, overruled the Pentagon, forced them to invade with troops inadequate to secure the country, and landed us in the ongoing bloody mess we have today.

I too want'leadership that will fight for our freedoms, we're together on that. I also want leadership who will do that intelligently and effectively, and I don't think that what Bush & co. have done since Afghanistan has made us more secure.

Posted by: crank | Oct 31, 2005 4:34:02 PM

So this is a Halloween thread and all of you old people are boring and not talking about Halloween, save this crap for tomorrow and the rest of the week coming up to elections. I'm 20 and I'm going trick or treating as a mexican with my dog and my friend Kate who is taking my boyfriends spot (because he has class and has to hand in a paper, boo.) So if you see me, give me extra candy ME LIKEY THE CANDY!

Posted by: Katie Mancine | Oct 31, 2005 4:56:28 PM

To be young again.

Posted by: lasermike026 | Oct 31, 2005 5:01:13 PM

Here.. the dumbest thing of all time.


Definately the low end of the gene pool.

Posted by: lasermike026 | Oct 31, 2005 5:03:38 PM

WHen I was young we were marching for civil rights and then to get us out of a pointless insane war.

Some folks thought that was "crap" at the time too.

Anyway I bought tons of candy & so far 3 small groups of trickortreaters & that's it.

Anybody want to throw a Halloween leftovers party & go on a real sugar jag?

Posted by: crank | Oct 31, 2005 5:51:05 PM

John Farrel wrote:

"...although I think Bush is a buffoon, at least he is willing to let the terrorist world know that we will do more than request another ineffectual resolution from Kofi."

Folks, sometimes the jokes just write themselves.

Happy Halloween!

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