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By:   Harper Neidig (The Hill)

Thomas calls for overturning precedents on contraceptives, LGBTQ rights | The Hill
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Friday called for overturning the constitutional rights the court had affirmed for access to contraceptives and LGBTQ rights in an opinion concurring with the majority to decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. In his separate opinion, Thomas acknowledged that Friday's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization does…

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by Harper Neidig - 06/24/22 11:08 AM ET

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Friday called for overturning the constitutional rights the court had affirmed for access to contraceptives and LGBTQ rights in an opinion concurring with the majority to decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

In his separate opinion, Thomas acknowledged that Friday's decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization does not directly affect any rights besides abortion. But he argued that the constitution's Due Process Clause does not secure a right to an abortion or any other substantive rights, and he urged the court to apply that reasoning to other landmark cases.

Thomas wrote, "In future cases, we should reconsider all of this Court's substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell."

Since Justice Samuel Alito's draft majority opinion overturning Roe was leaked earlier this year, Democrats and liberal activists have warned that the conservative majority would soon turn its attention to other rights that the court has affirmed.

The three cases Thomas mentioned are all landmark decisions establishing certain constitutional rights.

In Griswold v. Connecticut, the court ruled in 1965 that married couples have a right to access contraceptive. In 2003, the court said in Lawrence v. Texas that states could not outlaw consensual gay sex. And the court's 2015 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges established a constitutional right to same-sex marriage.

While Thomas's comments outline the worst-case scenario for the majority's liberal critics, it's unclear whether the other conservative justices are willing to go as far as the court's most senior member.

Alito stressed in the majority opinion that his reasoning applies only to abortion and rejected any assertions that the rationale in Dobbs could extend to Griswold, Lawrence or Obergefell.

"Nothing in this opinion should be understood to cast doubt on precedents that do not concern abortion," Alito wrote.

The three members of the court's liberal wing — Justices Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor — rejected that assurance in their dissent, saying the majority's willingness to overturn the landmark decades-old decision leaves other precedents vulnerable.

"And no one should be confident that this majority is done with its work," the three liberals wrote. "The right Roe and Casey recognized does not stand alone. To the contrary, the Court has linked it for decades to other settled freedoms involving bodily integrity, familial relationships, and procreation. Most obviously, the right to terminate a pregnancy arose straight out of the right to purchase and use contraception. In turn, those rights led, more recently, to rights of same-sex intimacy and marriage. They are all part of the same constitutional fabric, protecting autonomous decisionmaking over the most personal of life decisions."

"The majority could write just as long an opinion showing, for example, that until the mid-20th century, 'there was no support in American law for a constitutional right to obtain [contraceptives],'" the justices added. "So one of two things must be true. Either the majority does not really believe in its own reasoning. Or if it does, all rights that have no history stretching back to the mid-19th century are insecure. Either the mass of the majority's opinion is hypocrisy, or additional constitutional rights are under threat. It is one or the other."

Updated at 11:44 a.m.

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JBB
Professor Principal
1  seeder  JBB    2 months ago

Blessed Be United States of Gilead Under His Eye!

 
 
 
Ozzwald
Professor Quiet
1.1  Ozzwald  replied to  JBB @1    2 months ago

Blessed Be United States of Gilead Under His Eye!

They have pushed this country back 50 years this week, and they're just beginning. If I were a woman, non-heterosexual, or non-white, I'd be terrified of what's to come next.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
1.1.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1    2 months ago

For 50 years the gop said it wouldn't happen! 

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
1.1.2  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JBB @1.1.1    2 months ago
50 years the gop assured us this wouldn't happen! 

Anyone that believed that wasn’t paying attention.

 
 
 
Gazoo
Sophomore Silent
1.1.3  Gazoo  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1    2 months ago

“If I were a woman,”

woman? Ohh, you mean birthing unit. Ok, i got it now.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
1.1.4  seeder  JBB  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @1.1.2    2 months ago

I didn't believe them but I was assured over and over that Roe, "Was settled precedent".

 
 
 
Tacos!
Professor Expert
1.1.5  Tacos!  replied to  JBB @1.1.4    2 months ago

All SCOTUS opinions are settled law until they aren’t. It really only impacts everyone below the Court. The Court can do what it likes with precedent.

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
Junior Expert
1.1.6  Nowhere Man  replied to  JBB @1.1.4    2 months ago
I didn't believe them but I was assured over and over that Roe, "Was settled precedent".

If you understood the law, then you would realize there isn't anything that is settled precedent... Roe itself overturned in some cases 250 years of settled legal precedent... 50 years, that's nothing in the law...

Precedent is what the Supreme Courts says it is, they create it, they can change it to whatever they want it to be and they can abolish it, anytime they choose... The only requirement is to back it up with sound legal reasoning...

They didn't do away with abortion, they did away with the legal reasoning behind the courts ruling in the Roe case, that one creating a right that had never existed before...

The fact that it kicked abortion law back to the states is the minor issue here...

The BIG thing it does do, is calls into question every decision of the federal courts that was based upon that "created" right... 

More litigation is coming it might take decades for the true ramifications of this decision to land on the Supreme Court's desks, but it is coming...

And it is 50 years overdue... Roe didn't decide the issue of abortion what it did do was allow something that should have been allowed in the first place, It also clearly delineated the sides of the issue... Because of that today, most people see the validity of the need to have safe abortion procedures, I think 80+% of the population does.... The real question is do we need "Blanket" authority for abortion of any type on demand for any reason? and the clear answer is no we don't... (and the citizenry is split 50/50 on that issue)

In that respect Roe served it's purpose, it ended the back alley "Coat Hanger" abortion industry and brought the issue and needs out in the open and rectified the worst of it...

At this point, it has outlived it's usefulness as far as abortion goes. Abortion services are never going to go away and they shouldn't, but it is incumbent for each and every community to decide such for themselves.... That is what the Constitution intended...

The main problem, is the rest of the stuff that has been built upon the right to privacy holding that has been extinguished has been used in many instances as a shortcut to legislate things from the bench that were never intended to be legislated by a court...

Each and every one of those decisions will eventually be revisited....

THAT'S the real big deal here...

What are those issues? just wait, you will hear them in the comments as each and every issue group raises the fearmongering for their little "Rights" carve out... 

This decision puts the local community back in charge of such issues...

My question? 

Why does that scare so many?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
1.1.7  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Nowhere Man @1.1.6    2 months ago
"In that respect Roe served it's purpose, it ended the back alley "Coat Hanger" abortion industry."

And now is the time to invest in wire coat hanger manufacturers again.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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1.1.8  Greg Jones  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.1.7    2 months ago

Abortions are still legal.

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1.9  devangelical  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1.8    2 months ago

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Buzz of the Orient
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1.1.10  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1.8    2 months ago

Yeah Greg, fuck the poor people who can't afford to travel to where it will be legal. 

 
 
 
dennis smith
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1.1.11  dennis smith  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.1.7    2 months ago

Knee jerk reaction comment.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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1.1.12  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  dennis smith @1.1.11    2 months ago

That happens sometimes when it's a response to a "jerk" comment.

 
 
 
dennis smith
PhD Silent
1.1.13  dennis smith  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.1.12    one month ago

That is an insightful comment. NOT!!!

 
 
 
devangelical
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1.1.14  devangelical  replied to  JBB @1.1.1    one month ago

thomas is a scalia suppository with no place left to hide.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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1.1.15  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  dennis smith @1.1.13    one month ago

We'll let the NT jury decide which comments are insightful, yours or mine.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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1.1.16  Trout Giggles  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.1.15    one month ago

You have my vote, Buzz

 
 
 
Tessylo
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1.1.17  Tessylo  replied to  Trout Giggles @1.1.16    one month ago

Same here Buzz.  Pay no mind to the usual nonsense from his non-contributory emissions.  

 
 
 
dennis smith
PhD Silent
1.1.18  dennis smith  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.1.15    one month ago

What is a NT jury?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
1.1.19  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  dennis smith @1.1.18    one month ago

LOL.  If you can't figure it out for yourself, ask the one person who's been voting up your comments. 

 
 
 
cjcold
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1.1.20  cjcold  replied to  Nowhere Man @1.1.6    one month ago

Far right wing fascists making any headway is very scary.

 
 
 
dennis smith
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1.1.21  dennis smith  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.1.19    one month ago

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Tessylo
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1.1.22  Tessylo  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.1.19    one month ago

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Tessylo
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1.1.23  Tessylo  replied to  devangelical @1.1.14    one month ago

Hillary Clinton, who has known Clarence Thomas since law school, says he is a person of 'resentment, grievance, anger'

Taiyler Simone Mitchell
Tue, June 28, 2022 at 9:40 PM
Hillary Clinton said Clarence Thomas had been "a person of grievance" since they were in law school.
  • Clinton made her remarks on "CBS This Morning" in a discussion about Roe v. Wade.

  • She said he'd "signaled" to courts and state legislatures "to find cases, pass laws, get them up."

The former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton described   Justice Clarence Thomas , whom she's known since they were at Yale Law School together in the '70s, as a "person of grievance."

"I went to law school with him. He's been a person of grievance for as long as I have known him,"   Clinton said Tuesday   during an interview on "CBS This Morning" with Gayle King. "Resentment, grievance, anger," she added.

To those who would never admit it - how come Hillary is always right about these things????????????

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.1.24  Tessylo  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.1.19    one month ago
"LOL.  If you can't figure it out for yourself, ask the one person who's been voting up your comments."

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See our PN regarding that Buzz jrSmiley_82_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.1.25  Tessylo  replied to  Greg Jones @1.1.8    one month ago

No.  In certain states they are illegal now.  

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
1.1.26  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.23    one month ago
Hillary Clinton, who has known Clarence Thomas since law school, says he is a person of 'resentment, grievance, anger'

She certainly knows how that feels.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
Professor Guide
1.2  Greg Jones  replied to  JBB @1    2 months ago

"Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Friday called for overturning the constitutional rights the court had affirmed for access to contraceptives and LGBTQ rights in an opinion concurring with the majority to decision to overturn Roe v. Wade."

Actually...he never said any such thing

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
1.2.1  Dulay  replied to  Greg Jones @1.2    2 months ago
Actually...he never said any such thing

Actually, he did say just that. 

 
 
 
Greg Jones
Professor Guide
1.2.2  Greg Jones  replied to  Dulay @1.2.1    2 months ago

Link?

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
1.2.3  Dulay  replied to  Greg Jones @1.2.2    one month ago

Well gee Greg, since you insisted unequivocally that Thomas didn't say that, you must have READ it already and done so through a link to his Concurrence. Check your history. 

If you read Thomas' Concurrence, which I doubt, you would have to be blind to miss his call for overturning almost any rulings based on 'substantive due process'. 

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
PhD Principal
1.2.4  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Dulay @1.2.3    one month ago

Bullshit. Here is what he said...........emphasis mine.

""In future cases, we should reconsider all of this Court's substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell."

Show the class where "overturn" appeared in that.........................

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.2.5  Vic Eldred  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1.2.4    one month ago

Ah yes, activist courts have created a lot of "rights" through the decades. Judicial Review is within the purview of the Court.

 
 
 
pat wilson
Professor Guide
1.2.6  pat wilson  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1.2.4    one month ago
we should reconsider all of this Court's substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell."

So the court should reconsider whether married couples can use contraception, rule on exactly which sex acts couples can engage in and last but not least whether gays can marry. These things should be RECONSIDERED ?????

320

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.2.7  Tessylo  replied to  pat wilson @1.2.6    one month ago

I wonder why Token Thomas never brought up Loving vs. Virginia?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.2.8  Vic Eldred  replied to  pat wilson @1.2.6    one month ago

In other words they were benevolent gestures whether or not they were derived from the Constitution.


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Just Jim NC TttH
PhD Principal
1.2.9  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  pat wilson @1.2.6    one month ago

You really need to go back and read the string of conversation

Actually the posit was this "Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Friday called for overturning the constitutional rights the court had affirmed"

And NO he didn't...............he simply stated "reconsider". Go bang your head somewhere else...................

 
 
 
pat wilson
Professor Guide
1.2.10  pat wilson  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1.2.9    one month ago

Do you think these cases should be "revisited" ?

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
PhD Principal
1.2.11  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  pat wilson @1.2.10    one month ago

No but evidently he does due to they way they were adjudicated by the same "Principles"? I don't know and really don't care. To me, it would be a waste..........

 
 
 
pat wilson
Professor Guide
1.2.12  pat wilson  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1.2.11    one month ago

You should care for the sake of your children and grandchildren.

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
1.2.13  Dulay  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1.2.4    one month ago
Show the class where "overturn" appeared in that.........................

I can't because it's obvious to anyone who actually read Thomas' Concurrence that my comment was based on the two sentences IMMEDIATELY AFTER what you quoted:  

"Because any substantive due process decision is “demonstrably erroneous,” Ramos v. Louisiana, 590 U. S. ___,___ (2020) (THOMAS, J., concurring in judgment) (slip op., at 7), we have a duty to “correct the error” established in those precedents, Gamble v. United States, 587 U. S. ___, ___ (2019) (THOMAS, J., concurring) (slip op., at 9). After overruling these demonstrably erroneous decisions, the question would remain whether other constitutional provisions guarantee the myriad rights that our substantive due process cases have generated. For example, we could consider whether any of the rights announced in this Court’s substantive due process cases are “privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States” protected by the Fourteenth Amendment." 

So Jim, take your bullshit to someone that will let you get away with it. I am NOT that person. 

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
1.2.14  Dulay  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1.2.9    one month ago

Unless you stopped reading Thomas' Concurrence after what you block quoted, you KNOW that is a lie. 

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
PhD Principal
1.2.15  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Dulay @1.2.13    one month ago

Still no overturn. Sucks when someone plays your game back in your face doesn't it. 

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
1.2.16  Dulay  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1.2.15    one month ago

That's some childish shit right there Jim. 

Overturning and overruling are used synonymously in the Dobbs ruling Jim. You should READ it and educate yourself. Or not.

I'm not playing a game, I am citing FACTS. It must suck not to be able to recognize them. 

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
PhD Principal
1.2.17  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Dulay @1.2.16    one month ago

Honey you use that childish shit EVERY FUCKING DAY so spare me the bullshit indignation. It’s not a good look. And your history is out there for all to see. 

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
1.2.18  Dulay  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1.2.17    one month ago
Honey

First of all Jim, use my screen name. PERIOD, full stop. 

you use that childish shit EVERY FUCKING DAY

No Jim, I rarely use the term childish and only for comments that are actually childish. 

so spare me the bullshit indignation.

My characterization of your comment as childish is a critique of its value, NOT an expression of indignation. 

It’s not a good look.

What's not a good look is posting utterly non-responsive personal replies. Yet it's an MO some here rely on. 

And your history is out there for all to see. 

I'm good with standing by the public history of my comments Jim.

I'm not the one that runs to PM to hide failed arguments from other members. 

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
PhD Principal
1.2.19  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Dulay @1.2.18    one month ago
No Jim, I rarely use the term childish and only for comments that are actually childish.

It wasn't the term I was referring to the fact that you nitpick words and phrases as I did above to make what you feel is a cogent "argument". As said, sucks when someone uses your own tactics against you........

And what the hell is this..............

"I'm not the one that runs to PM to hide failed arguments from other members."

supposed to mean?

 
 
 
Snuffy
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1.2.20  Snuffy  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1.2.19    one month ago

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There are some members of this site who are just not worth spending time trying to talk with as they will not.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.2.21  Tessylo  replied to  Dulay @1.2.16    one month ago

You're good at handing folks' their ass!

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.2.22  Tessylo  replied to  Dulay @1.2.18    one month ago
"I'm not the one that runs to PM to hide failed arguments from other members."

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Dulay
Professor Principal
1.2.23  Dulay  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1.2.19    one month ago
It wasn't the term I was referring to the fact that you nitpick words and phrases as I did above to make what you feel is a cogent "argument". As said, sucks when someone uses your own tactics against you........

So, you admit that you comment was merely nitpicking as an avenue to use a 'tactic' against me. 

Why not post an adult relevant comment instead Jim? 

Oh, wait...

And what the hell is this..............supposed to mean?

You haven't forgotten our private conversation have you Jim? 

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
1.2.24  Dulay  replied to  Snuffy @1.2.20    one month ago

There are some members of this site that use the cowardly practice of talking ABOUT other members instead of talking TO other members. 

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magicschoolbusdropout
Freshman Expert
1.2.25  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  Dulay @1.2.23    one month ago
Why not post an adult relevant comment instead Jim? 

And yours are ......where to be found ?

Oh, wait..

What's not a good look is posting utterly non-responsive personal replies.

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
1.2.26  Dulay  replied to  magicschoolbusdropout @1.2.25    one month ago
And yours are ......where to be found ?

Throughout the thread. 

Oh, wait.. What's not a good look is posting utterly non-responsive personal replies.

Well gee, how about you block quote from my comments that qualify as 'utterly non-responsive personal replies'. Perhaps I can clarify them for you. 

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
Freshman Expert
1.2.27  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  Dulay @1.2.26    one month ago
how about you block quote from my comments that qualify as 'utterly non-responsive personal replies'.

Not enough room on this article to do !

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
1.2.28  Dulay  replied to  magicschoolbusdropout @1.2.27    one month ago
Not enough room on this article to do !

There you have it folks, the sad moonwalk away from adulting and backing up allegations. Another member proves their lack of credibility for all to see. 

Next. 

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Expert
1.2.29  Sean Treacy  replied to  Dulay @1.2.28    one month ago
nother member proves their lack of credibility for all to see. 

 Like going from claiming  that "Dred Scott had NOTHING (capitalization in original)  to do with 'substantive due process "  to claiming it  "abused the very core of substantive due process"

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
1.2.30  Dulay  replied to  Sean Treacy @1.2.29    one month ago

NO Sean. I replied to your bullshit 2 fucking days ago, which YOU failed to reply to.

Dragging it into another thread is bad form. But hey Sean, you be you. 

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Expert
1.2.31  Sean Treacy  replied to  Dulay @1.2.30    one month ago

 which YOU failed to reply to.

Of course. What more needed to be said? Anyone who can read understands you blatantly contradicted yourself and were reduced to making the silly claim that a Supreme Court Justice isn't an authority on the Constitution. I was embarrassed for you at that point. There's no need for me to pile on when you've done that to yourself. 

ragging it into another thread is bad form

For you to claim another member lacks credibility is bad form indeed. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.2.32  Tessylo  replied to  Vic Eldred @1.2.8    one month ago

That makes no fucking sense whatsoever.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.2.33  Tessylo  replied to  Dulay @1.2.26    one month ago
"Well gee, how about you block quote from my comments that qualify as 'utterly non-responsive personal replies'. Perhaps I can clarify them for you." 

It's actually exactly the opposite as regards to 'utterly non-responsive personal replies' and who makes them.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
1.2.34  Tessylo  replied to  Dulay @1.2.28    one month ago
"Not enough room on this article to do !"
"There you have it folks, the sad moonwalk away from adulting and backing up allegations. Another member proves their lack of credibility for all to see. 

Next."

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MonsterMash
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1.2.35  MonsterMash  replied to  Tessylo @1.2.7    one month ago
I wonder why Token Thomas never brought up Loving vs. Virginia?

Did you call Justice Marshall "Token Marshall"? He was the first African American justice on the SCOTUS so, in your mind does make him the original token?

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
1.2.36  CB   replied to  MonsterMash @1.2.35    one month ago

I am compelled to point out: Justice Marshall is a civil rights icon. Justice Thomas is a some (conservative) icon. The distinctions matter, factually.  Now, I step out of your discussion.

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
1.2.37  Dulay  replied to  Sean Treacy @1.2.31    one month ago
Of course. What more needed to be said?

Yet here you are babbling about it in ANOTHER thread. 

Anyone who can read understands you blatantly contradicted yourself

Nope. Your inability to understand it is YOUR problem Sean. 

and were reduced to making the silly claim that a Supreme Court Justice isn't an authority on the Constitution.

Again, I don't accept Thomas and authority on anything. Neither do the majority of the SC. 

I was embarrassed for you at that point.

Fuck off Sean. 

There's no need for me to pile on when you've done that to yourself. 

Yet here you are babbling in another thread. 

For you to claim another member lacks credibility is bad form indeed. 

Facts are NEVER bad form Sean. 

 
 
 
Tacos!
Professor Expert
2  Tacos!    2 months ago
Thomas wrote, "In future cases, we should reconsider all of this Court's substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell."

Well, this is the whole thing, right here. He would overturn Griswold, and that would be far more devastating than just overturning Roe.

The idea that unenumerated rights can be found in the penumbra of enumerated rights somehow offends conservatives (allegedly). But I think their offense is feigned.

And it’s not just the “penumbra” aspect. It’s the whole idea that the 14th Amendment incorporates the Bill of Rights to the states, or that it protects substantive due process.

If you truly love liberty and you think this country was founded on it, I don’t understand how this could bother you. I think the reality is that socially conservative people want to be able to outlaw the liberty of others when they find their practices to be objectionable to them, personally. It’s the Puritan tradition at work. Their need to purify society far outweighs any belief in liberty.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Expert
2.1  Sean Treacy  replied to  Tacos! @2    2 months ago
 or that it protects substantive due process. If you truly love liberty and you think this country was founded on it, I don’t understand how this could bother you.

The obvious answer is because it's subject to abuse.  Substantive due process gave us Dread Scott and the "freedom of contract" cases that struck down labor laws that prevented workers from being forced to work 60 hour weeks.  As Thomas said:

 Substantive due process is often wielded to “disastrous ends.”  For instance, in Dred Scott v. Sandford, the Court invoked a species of substantive due process to announce that Congress was
powerless to emancipate slaves brought into the federal territories.  While Dred Scott “was overruled on the battlefields of the Civil War and by constitutional amendment after Appomattox,”  that overruling was
“[p]urchased at the price of immeasurable human suffering,”

Substantive due process is effectively a license for justices to implement whatever policy they prefer. It has no textual basis in the 14th amendment.  As we've seen, just throw in some metaphysical peans to "liberty" and the Court can do whatever it wants and claim "substantive due process".  That's well and good if it's a policy you support, less so if it throws out a law setting a maximum number of hours people can work under a supposed  "freedom to contract."

Of course, 8 of the current  justices are fine with substantive due process.   The other  5 in the Dobbs majority support the existence of unenumerated rights subject to the Glickman test.

So there is no danger of substantive due process being discarded anytime soon. 

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
2.1.1  Dulay  replied to  Sean Treacy @2.1    2 months ago

Thomas is full of shit. 

Dred Scott had NOTHING to do with 'substantive due process' nor was Dred Scott 'overruled'. The 14th Amendment rendered Dred Scott moot. 

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Expert
2.1.2  Sean Treacy  replied to  Dulay @2.1.1    2 months ago
ed Scott had NOTHING to do with 'substantive

Lol.  [ deleted What an  deleted ] declaration from you that ignores the obvious and  demonstrates a total unfamiliarity or lack of comprehension of the topic.  

Here's Professor Cass Sunstein, stating the obvious, that Dred Scott was the birthplace of substantive due process. 

[ ]

' or was Dred Scott 'overruled'. The 14th Amendment rendered Dred Scott moot. 

[ deleted ]  Dred Scott “was overruled on the battlefields of the Civil War and by constitutional amendment after Appomattox."

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
2.1.3  Dulay  replied to  Sean Treacy @2.1.2    2 months ago
Here's Professor Cass Sunstein, stating the obvious, that Dred Scott was the birthplace of substantive due process. 

As one of your compatriots here says so often, opinions do vary. 

Funny that you would use Thomas as a source for your 'argument' since he does so ad nauseam in his Concurrence. Thomas' Concurrence boils down to 'cuz I said so, over and over and over again'. 

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Expert
2.1.4  Sean Treacy  replied to  Dulay @2.1.3    2 months ago
 Thomas' Concurrence boils down to 'cuz I said so, 

Interesting complaint considering your argument consists of just calling someone full of shit without offering any support for your claim. 

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
2.1.5  Dulay  replied to  Sean Treacy @2.1.4    one month ago
Interesting complaint considering your argument consists of just calling someone full of shit without offering any support for your claim. 

Oh, my bad Sean, since you block quoted it, I presumed that you invested your precious time to actually read ALL of Thomas' Concurrence. Thomas' own Concurrence supports my statement of FACT. Thomas cited HIMSELF 21 times in 7 pages. YOU can go count them for yourself if you'd like to take the time to do the research YOURSELF. 

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Expert
2.1.6  Sean Treacy  replied to  Dulay @2.1.5    one month ago

Lol.  So much deflection.  Who cares how many times he cited himself?  

Pay attention. I was mocking you for complaining about Thomas citing himself when you provide zero support for your idiotic claim that  "Scott  had NOTHING to do with 'substantive due process".

Any fool can claim someone is full of shit. The hard part is backing it up with something more than throwing shit at the wall. 

Try again. 

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
2.1.7  Dulay  replied to  Sean Treacy @2.1.6    one month ago
Lol.  So much deflection.  Who cares how many times he cited himself?  

Those who actually READ rulings and rely on them to help us understand US jurisprudence. 

Pay attention. I was mocking you for complaining about Thomas citing himself when you provide zero support for your idiotic claim that  "Scott  had NOTHING to do with 'substantive due process".

Pay attention. 

First of all, mocking is verboten on NT. 

Secondly, the purpose of block quoting from another member's comment is to address THAT part of the comment. 

You block quoted what you wanted to mock but now you're deflecting. 

Just like Thomas, YOU cite Thomas to back up your claims. jrSmiley_84_smiley_image.gif

Any fool can claim someone is full of shit. The hard part is backing it up with something more than throwing shit at the wall. 

Your comment is all the backing I need that your comment is bullshit. 

Try again. 

You should be too embarrassed to...

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Expert
2.1.8  Sean Treacy  replied to  Dulay @2.1.7    one month ago
ust like Thomas, YOU cite Thomas to back up your claims.

Justice Thomas is  still one more authority than you've cited.  But are you not capable of comprehending simple English?   I also cited Professor Sunstein, one of the most prominent con lawyer scholars in America.

our comment is all the backing I need that your comment is bullshit. 

You've wasted my time with yet another comment that misrepresents the discussion and you still fail to offer any support for your original claim.  What a surprise.

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
2.1.9  Dulay  replied to  Sean Treacy @2.1.8    one month ago
Justice Thomas is  still one more authority than you've cited. 

I haven't cited Thomas as an 'authority' on anything. 

But are you not capable of comprehending simple English?

Yes. 

   I also cited Professor Sunstein, one of the most prominent con lawyer scholars in America.

Point? 

You've wasted my time with yet another comment 

Are you claiming that I am somehow forcing you to participate Sean? 

that misrepresents the discussion

You're misrepresenting my comments. 

and you still fail to offer any support for your original claim.  What a surprise.

 I actually READ the ruling Sean. Dred Scott was WRONG in its entirety and abused the very core of substantive due process. In short, the PROPER use of 'substantive due process' would have ruled FOR Dred Scott. 

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Expert
2.1.10  Sean Treacy  replied to  Dulay @2.1.9    one month ago
haven't cited Thomas as an 'authority' on anything

Lol. Only you could take "Justice Thomas is  still one more authority than you've cited." and somehow respond " i haven't cited Thomas as an authority on anything"

Bravo!

Dred Scott was WRONG in its entirety and abused the very core of substantive due process.

Lol. Now we gone we've gone from your original claim, that "Dred Scott had NOTHING (capitalization in original)  to do with 'substantive due process "  to claiming it  "abused the very core of substantive due process"

You could have saved all of us a lot of trouble simply by replying Clarence Thomas was right originally. 

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
2.1.11  Dulay  replied to  Sean Treacy @2.1.10    one month ago
Lol. Only you could take "Justice Thomas is  still one more authority than you've cited." and somehow respond " i haven't cited Thomas as an authority on anything"

LOL, you just don't get that I don't accept Thomas on an authority of ANY kind. 

You could have saved all of us a lot of trouble simply by replying Clarence Thomas was right originally. 

Who the fuck do you claim to be speaking for other than yourself Sean? 

Oh, and Thomas wasn't right originally. 

BTFW, of the 21 times Thomas cited himself in his Concurrence, most of the citations were dissents. That means that the majority of the Court didn't think he was right either. 

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
2.2  seeder  JBB  replied to  Tacos! @2    2 months ago

Just wait until our jails start filling up with women.

Because, making abortions illegal won't stop them.

 
 
 
Gazoo
Sophomore Silent
2.2.1  Gazoo  replied to  JBB @2.2    2 months ago

Why wouldn’t women that want an abortion just go to a state where abortion will STILL BE LEGAL? Do you think women are so stupid they wouldn’t think of that?

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
Junior Expert
2.2.2  Nowhere Man  replied to  JBB @2.2    2 months ago
Just wait until our jails start filling up with women. Because, making abortions illegal won't stop them.

Fearmongering...

No one's going to jail.... Jeese...

 
 
 
charger 383
Professor Quiet
2.2.3  charger 383  replied to  Gazoo @2.2.1    2 months ago

Why should they be inconvenienced? 

 
 
 
Snuffy
Masters Guide
2.2.4  Snuffy  replied to  Gazoo @2.2.1    2 months ago

Can every woman afford to travel to another state?  This is going to be a larger impact to the poorer in the country.

 
 
 
charger 383
Professor Quiet
2.2.5  charger 383  replied to  Nowhere Man @2.2.2    2 months ago

Not today but soon they will be charging women and doctors

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
Junior Expert
2.2.6  Nowhere Man  replied to  charger 383 @2.2.5    2 months ago
Not today but soon they will be charging women and doctors

Really? WHERE? name the places...

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
2.2.7  seeder  JBB  replied to  charger 383 @2.2.5    2 months ago

If a woman suffers a natural miscarriage she better get a note from her doctor or she may find herself prosecuted for, "Murdering her baby", under laws which now go into effect!

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
Junior Expert
2.2.8  Nowhere Man  replied to  JBB @2.2.7    2 months ago
If a woman suffers a natural miscarriage she better get a note from her doctor or she may find herself prosecuted for, "Murdering her baby", under laws which now go into effect!

What a bunch of unmitigated bullshite...

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Expert
2.2.9  Sean Treacy  replied to  Nowhere Man @2.2.2    2 months ago
Fearmongering...

Yes, our jails weren't full of women when abortion was illegal in every state in the country.  Not going to happen now.

 
 
 
charger 383
Professor Quiet
2.2.10  charger 383  replied to  Nowhere Man @2.2.6    2 months ago

Wait and see. It will happen.

 
 
 
pat wilson
Professor Guide
2.2.11  pat wilson  replied to  Nowhere Man @2.2.2    2 months ago

US women are being jailed for having miscarriages

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
2.2.12  seeder  JBB  replied to  Nowhere Man @2.2.8    2 months ago

Under some state's laws which now become effective women must medically document miscarriages or else be susceptible to being investigated and potentially charged for illegally obtaining an abortion. Whatever can go wrong will go wrong especially as regards fundamentalists and antiabortion deadenders.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
Professor Principal
2.2.13  sandy-2021492  replied to  pat wilson @2.2.11    2 months ago

Several years ago, Republican state legislator Bobby Franklin of Georgia sponsored a bill which, well, here:

also makes having a miscarriage a capital offense unless the mother can irrefutably prove that there was “no human involvement whatsoever in the causation of such an event.”  Laced with misogyny, insensitivity, and pseudo-science, Representative Bobby Franklin’s House Bill 1 (HB1) could be considered ridiculous, if it was not just the latest episode in a frightening turn of right-wing pro-life extremism that targets pregnant women. HB1 rationalizes that, because “Georgiahas the duty to protect all innocent life from the moment of conception until natural death,” the failure of an inseminated egg to come to term should fall under suspicion as an act of “prenatal murder.” So, if Franklin has his way, hospitals would be mandated to report every miscarriage (which, he points out, is known medically as “spontaneous abortion”) to the local police, who would then somehow ascertain the cause of the miscarriage. The burden of proof, in other words, would be placed on the woman who might be mourning the loss of her pregnancy.

That asshole is, fortunately, dead.  But there are more monsters like him out there who claim to be "pro-life", but don't know their ass from a hole in the ground when it comes to reproductive biology, and don't care that they don't know, or how their ignorance affects others.

More recently, Ohio and Missouri state legislators attempted to force doctors to reimplant ectopic pregnancies rather than perform abortions, which would essentially sentence women experiencing ectopic pregnancy to death, or at best, an unnecessary invasive surgery that would have no hope of success.

There are men out there gunning for women.  These men occupy public office.  They ignore facts in favor of ideology, and they don't care if their ideology kills, so long as it's women who are the ones dying.

 
 
 
pat wilson
Professor Guide
2.2.14  pat wilson  replied to  sandy-2021492 @2.2.13    2 months ago

It will be ignorance that will bring this country down. Not only do we not make certain that every child can get a decent if not excellent education, there are many that look the other way when underfunded school districts fail and education opportunities shrink and fade away. It's largely due to IGNORANCE.  

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
2.2.15  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  pat wilson @2.2.14    2 months ago
there are many that look the other way when underfunded school districts fail and education opportunities shrink and fade away.

Exactly, in the very, very wealthy state of Maryland, in 2019, only $17,500 dollars was spent per child for the school year.

 
 
 
charger 383
Professor Quiet
2.2.16  charger 383  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.2.15    2 months ago

Do you think the average kid in Maryland received $17,500 worth of knowledge, skills and abilities they can use?  

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
2.2.17  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  charger 383 @2.2.16    2 months ago

Baltimore test scores are suspect.

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
2.2.18  Dulay  replied to  Nowhere Man @2.2.2    2 months ago
Fearmongering... No one's going to jail.... Jeese...

Not even doctors that perform abortions NWM? 

Seriously, exactly how will states enforce prohibitions on abortions WITHOUT some sort of prosecutions? 

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
2.2.19  CB   replied to  Snuffy @2.2.4    2 months ago

And we just can imagine how some conservatives love the poor! Maybe they can adopt the new poor babies and give them a better 'home.'  Of course, they might not ever let the poor former 'parents' live it down.

 
 
 
Snuffy
Masters Guide
2.2.20  Snuffy  replied to  CB @2.2.19    2 months ago

I'm trying to understand your comment as a reply to me as it definitely reads as a slam.  

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
2.2.21  CB   replied to  Snuffy @2.2.20    2 months ago

No. Not a slam. It is an enhancement to your thought and concern. Conservatives, some conservatives, just caught a 'ton' of babies by the foot and now the manage of "all these babies" is going to come to the forefront. The logistics, the cost, the reestablishment and growth potentially of old programs and industries, and that is when the griping about the poor as lazy, "baby-making machines," "assistance seekers," "government teat suckers" will rise vociferously. Next up: Some conservatives will compel a girl, a woman, to get a husband for every girl, woman should have one of him in the house.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.2.22  Texan1211  replied to  CB @2.2.21    2 months ago

Easy way to stop that, just become personally responsible and pay for any babies you bring into the world, easy peasy!

 
 
 
Snuffy
Masters Guide
2.2.23  Snuffy  replied to  CB @2.2.21    2 months ago

Thank you. It's sometimes difficult as one cannot get tone, inflection or nuance from the written word.

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
2.2.24  CB   replied to  Texan1211 @2.2.22    2 months ago

Look king of weasel-words, you can sit here and pretend you are not aware that some conservatives just created, build up, and executed a policy that will affect many girls and women's lives in positive and negative ways FOR LIFE.  So don't bother me with your glib nonchalance about (liberal) girls and women taking on responsibility for someone they never asked for and in fact asked not to have to deal with!

When these babies start pouring in- some conservatives can take their sorry asses out and about and 'scoop' them up. You all take responsibility for them.

Since clearly some conservatives could not take, "No!" as the final answer. Here, have these babies you are figuratively and politically 'raping' girls and women to give you.

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
2.2.25  CB   replied to  Snuffy @2.2.23    2 months ago

You're welcome! :)

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
2.2.26  CB   replied to  Snuffy @2.2.23    2 months ago
2.2.22  Texan1211  replied to  CB @2.2.21    an hour ago

Easy way to stop that, just become personally responsible and pay for any babies you bring into the world, easy peasy!

See? The freakish commentary has already begun. Some conservatives are already jumping on the other side of the pro-life to bitch and moan about who's responsible and accountable to the new babies they demanded be born. Read it for yourself, Snuffy! :) This is why I stand with girls and women against freakish conservatives who are all bother and no completion.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
2.2.27  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  CB @2.2.26    2 months ago

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Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
2.2.28  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  CB @2.2.21    2 months ago
some conservatives, just caught a 'ton' of babies by the foot

I’ve never seen ton used as a baby metric, how many babies in a ton, 266?

The logistics, the cost, the reestablishment and growth potentially of old programs and industries

What old programs and industries? 

 
 
 
Split Personality
Professor Principal
2.2.29  Split Personality  replied to  Nowhere Man @2.2.6    2 months ago

Texas for one.

They are already appealing to AG Paxton not to move too quickly on the trigger law.

In theory, if ROE is moot, then the Texas codes written in 1925

and made unconstitutional in 1973 are back in effect, not the current vigilante law

allowing a $10,000.00 bounty and civil suit.

The 1925 laws allowed the state to arrest any abortion provider.

The 5th Circuit ruled the question was moot and the 1925 law effectively had been repealed by subsequent Texas regulations under   Roe,   although that precedent would not apply to state prosecutions in Texas, Carpenter said. An abortion provider charged today under the 1925 law could argue it effectively has been repealed.

"We're in uncharted territory," Carpenter said. "There are so many unanswered questions here that I don't think we can say with certainty what the state of current abortion law is, as of this hour... In 30 days or so, this is going to be a moot point." 

Texas had banned abortion before Roe v. Wade. Do those laws come back into effect now? (msn.com)

 
 
 
Split Personality
Professor Principal
2.2.30  Split Personality  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.2.28    2 months ago
What old programs and industries? 

EPHC

Medicaid

Title V

WIC

SNAP

TX CHIP

TANF

CEAP

Child Support Services of the Child Support Division of the AG

Repatriation Program

Orphanages

Foster Programs

to name a few...

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
2.2.31  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Split Personality @2.2.30    2 months ago

“Reestablishment”?

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
2.2.32  CB   replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.2.31    2 months ago

 jrSmiley_72_smiley_image.gif Maybe just get off-line for a 'term' and grab some books, newspapers, and news coverages outside of FOX, that is. Get caught up.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
2.2.33  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  CB @2.2.32    2 months ago

I haven’t seen Fox for years.  Just reference some, a little bit of the shit that you write.

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
2.2.34  CB   replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.2.33    2 months ago

Shhh.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
2.2.35  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  CB @2.2.34    2 months ago

[deleted]

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.2.36  Texan1211  replied to  CB @2.2.24    2 months ago

i will adopt as many as you do!

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
2.2.37  CB   replied to  Texan1211 @2.2.36    2 months ago

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Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.2.38  Texan1211  replied to  CB @2.2.37    2 months ago
That's because you conservatives were before and are currently full of it.

Wow.

Thought I had seen it all.

Your comment has ZERO to do with mine.

Thanks for participating, I guess???

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
Professor Principal
2.2.39  Trout Giggles  replied to  Gazoo @2.2.1    one month ago

Have you priced the cost of a gallon of gas these days? Takes an awful lot of gas to get to New York from Mississippi

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
2.2.40  Tessylo  replied to  Nowhere Man @2.2.8    one month ago

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Tessylo
Professor Principal
2.2.42  Tessylo  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.2.33    one month ago

Such arrogance.  So nasty.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
2.2.43  Tessylo  replied to  Trout Giggles @2.2.39    one month ago

"Have you priced the cost of a gallon of gas these days? Takes an awful lot of gas to get to New York from Mississippi"

Some geniuses say that will help the travel industry.  You know, those women will have to travel to states where it's legal to have rights to her own body." 

jrSmiley_98_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
2.3  Dulay  replied to  Tacos! @2    2 months ago

Another case that Thomas took aim at was McDonald v Chicago. I can't wait to hear what the 2nd Amendment absolutists have to say about that.

 
 
 
charger 383
Professor Quiet
3  charger 383    2 months ago

I wonder if Thomas wants to reconsider Loving vs Virginia and if his wife will tell him what to do.  He may have opened a can of worms

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
3.1  Tessylo  replied to  charger 383 @3    2 months ago

She is the one who calls the shots

I'm going to start referring to him as TT (Token Thomas) to save time

Funny how that wasn't brought up

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
Freshman Expert
3.1.1  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  Tessylo @3.1    2 months ago

Start ? LMAO !

Token Black  Indicates that a person is unqualified for his/her position and received it on racial grounds. 

Would that be concidered being a "Racist" to think and spout that way ?

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Expert
3.1.2  Sean Treacy  replied to  Tessylo @3.1    2 months ago
I'm going to start referring to him as TT (Token Thomas) to save time

I appreciate the work you do for conservatives by posting.  Time and time again you demonstrate just what it is progressives stand for. 

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
3.1.3  seeder  JBB  replied to  Tessylo @3.1    2 months ago

original

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
3.1.4  Tessylo  replied to  Sean Treacy @3.1.2    2 months ago

Your usual projection and denial

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
Freshman Expert
3.1.5  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  Tessylo @3.1.4    2 months ago
Your usual projection and denial

256

So OLD !

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
3.1.6  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Tessylo @3.1.4    2 months ago

Your usual copy & paste, except you left out deflection. 

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
3.1.7  seeder  JBB  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @3.1.6    2 months ago

original

 
 
 
bugsy
Professor Participates
3.1.8  bugsy  replied to  Tessylo @3.1    2 months ago

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squiggy
Sophomore Quiet
3.1.9  squiggy  replied to  Tessylo @3.1    2 months ago
I'm going to start referring to him as TT (Token Thomas) to save time

The true colors of a phony lib - two degrees short of 'uppity'.

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
Junior Expert
3.1.10  Nowhere Man  replied to  JBB @3.1.7    2 months ago

Lemme explain this for you JB...

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
3.1.11  seeder  JBB  replied to  Nowhere Man @3.1.10    2 months ago

So, explain away. This should be entertaining...

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
3.1.12  Tessylo  replied to  magicschoolbusdropout @3.1.1    one month ago

You know Ginni 'wears the pants in the TT household' Thomas was involved with 1/6/21 also.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
3.1.13  Tessylo  replied to  magicschoolbusdropout @3.1.5    one month ago

So true.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
3.2  devangelical  replied to  charger 383 @3    2 months ago

he should be more worried about any applicable bestiality laws...

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
3.2.1  Tessylo  replied to  devangelical @3.2    one month ago

"he should be more worried about any applicable bestiality laws..."

jrSmiley_91_smiley_image.gif

She's quite the heffer!

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
Sophomore Guide
4  Right Down the Center    2 months ago

It sounds like cnn and msnbc are looking up because the sky is falling. 

Expect the calls for packing the court to get louder.

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
Junior Expert
4.1  Nowhere Man  replied to  Right Down the Center @4    2 months ago
It sounds like cnn and msnbc are looking up because the sky is falling. 

I wonder what they are so afraid of? Citizens deciding things for themselves?

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
Freshman Expert
4.1.1  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  Nowhere Man @4.1    2 months ago
Citizens deciding things for themselves?

"Self Responsibility" would really Muck things up in Liberal Land.

There would be no one left to "Faux" protect if folks were that way.

 
 
 
charger 383
Professor Quiet
4.1.2  charger 383  replied to  Nowhere Man @4.1    2 months ago

Like deciding to remove things from inside their bodies they don't want there?

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
4.2  seeder  JBB  replied to  Right Down the Center @4    2 months ago

Expect women voters to eschew the gop, evermore!

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
Junior Expert
4.2.1  Nowhere Man  replied to  JBB @4.2    2 months ago
Expect women voters to eschew the gop, evermore!

{chuckle} not hardly...

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Expert
4.2.2  Sean Treacy  replied to  JBB @4.2    2 months ago

The majority of pro lifers are women. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
4.2.3  Tessylo  replied to  JBB @4.2    2 months ago

Decent sane women steer clear of those scumbags

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
Sophomore Guide
4.2.4  Right Down the Center  replied to  JBB @4.2    2 months ago

You mean the women that the left wants to call birth givers?  Or maybe women that the left labeled as domestic terrorists for protecting their children at school? Or maybe the women that see the left bringing women back decades by  promoting men competing against them in sports? Those women?  I don't forsee that many one issue voters. I believe women are smarter than that.

We shall see

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
Sophomore Guide
4.2.5  Right Down the Center  replied to  Sean Treacy @4.2.2    2 months ago

You are ruining the narrative with facts.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
4.2.6  seeder  JBB  replied to  Sean Treacy @4.2.2    2 months ago

The majority of women are not antiabortion!

 
 
 
Right Down the Center
Sophomore Guide
4.2.7  Right Down the Center  replied to  JBB @4.2.6    2 months ago

Not what he said

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
Freshman Expert
4.2.8  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  Tessylo @4.2.3    2 months ago
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Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
4.2.9  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JBB @4.2.6    2 months ago

That should bode well in state legislatures.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
4.2.10  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  JBB @4.2    2 months ago

Surprisingly, Pew Research Center found that the gender gapv narrowed from 2016 to 2020. Trump significantly improved his standing among women winning 44 percent of women in 2020 versus 39 percent in 2016.

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
Freshman Expert
4.2.11  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @4.2.10    2 months ago
Trump significantly improved his standing among women winning 44 percent of women in 2020 versus 39 percent in 2016.

I always was told.... And I do like it to ....Women like STRONG Men !

Brandon is a bit Frail for my taste !

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
4.2.12  Dulay  replied to  Sean Treacy @4.2.2    2 months ago

Not according to Pew or Gallup. Do you have a secular link that proves your claim? 

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
4.2.13  Tessylo  replied to  magicschoolbusdropout @4.2.11    one month ago
"Women like STRONG Men !"
So that leaves you out then and trumpturd
Who is Brandon?
trumpturd is not strong - he's a fat tub of lard steaming pile of shit.  He's a coward and a bully.
What a loser hero

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Expert
5  Sean Treacy    2 months ago

Rather than a never ending parade of horrible to scare people (slavery is coming back!) , why not follow the democratic path and pass a Constitutional Amendment to protect all these things? Instead of relying on unelected Justices to create these rights out of thin air and force them on the country? 

 
 
 
charger 383
Professor Quiet
5.1  charger 383  replied to  Sean Treacy @5    2 months ago

Why not leave things alone?  Why make things worse?

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Expert
5.1.1  Sean Treacy  replied to  charger 383 @5.1    2 months ago
Why not leave things alone?  Why make things worse?

Well, none of these things are under attack that I am aware of. But if you think they are,  we decided as a country that the way to create a Constitutional right is to amend the Constitution.

I

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
Junior Expert
5.1.2  Nowhere Man  replied to  charger 383 @5.1    2 months ago

Because something was created that the founders never intended to be created then used to create and justify many many things that certain interests groups could not get for themselves in the normal course of society...

THAT has finally been corrected today...  Does it make things worse, not really, but people think it will without seeing if it is actually true, so their reaction is to do nothing...

Two wrongs do not make a right... and the wrong was corrected today...

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
5.1.3  seeder  JBB  replied to  Nowhere Man @5.1.2    2 months ago

What's next? Same sex marriage? Interracial marriage? Women's suffrage? Integration? Child labor laws? Racial discrimination?

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
Junior Expert
5.1.4  Nowhere Man  replied to  JBB @5.1.3    2 months ago

Let the citizens of their local area decide for themselves...

I thought the Liberal Democrat party was the party of the people?

Why are you so afraid of letting citizens decide for themselves what is going to be in their communities?

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
Freshman Expert
5.1.5  magicschoolbusdropout  replied to  Nowhere Man @5.1.4    2 months ago
Why are you so afraid of letting citizens decide for themselves what is going to be in their communities?

Democrats "NEED" People to "NEED" them.

Such a "NEEDY" bunch these Democrats are.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
Professor Quiet
5.1.6  Ozzwald  replied to  Nowhere Man @5.1.4    2 months ago
Why are you so afraid of letting citizens decide for themselves what is going to be in their communities?

Because the Constitution and the federal government make sure that states do not violate your rights.  GOP want a state free for all.  What happened the last time?  Anyone remember the Civil War?

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
5.1.7  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Ozzwald @5.1.6    2 months ago
Anyone remember the Civil War?

No one here is old enough to remember that.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
5.1.8  Texan1211  replied to  Ozzwald @5.1.6    2 months ago
GOP want a state free for all. 

No, some things are left strictly to the states.

What happened the last time?  Anyone remember the Civil War?

Don't be so melodramatic. Different states have different laws. Just look at gun laws from state to state.

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
Junior Expert
5.1.9  Nowhere Man  replied to  Ozzwald @5.1.6    2 months ago
Because the Constitution and the federal government make sure that states do not violate your rights.

The Constitution and Bill of Rights are a check on the power of the federal government over the citizens and states... If you follow the founders  clearly stated intent that is... The plain purpose of the Bill of Rights is to expressly state such in open plain language and was passed to reassure the states of such... 

It is the federal government that is limited by the constitution not the citizens... 

It's the Nazi's and all socialists that view the government as having ultimate power over the citizens...

Anything not expressly granted in the constitution as a power of the government is reserved for the citizens and states EXCLUSIVELY...

It's good to finally have a Supreme Court that recognizes this foundational concept of our government...

 
 
 
Gsquared
Senior Expert
5.1.10  Gsquared  replied to  Nowhere Man @5.1.4    2 months ago
Why are you so afraid of letting citizens decide for themselves what is going to be in their communities?

Why are you so afraid of letting women decide for themselves what is going to be in their bodies?

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
Junior Expert
5.1.11  Nowhere Man  replied to  Gsquared @5.1.10    2 months ago

Not afraid of that at all...

You probably are unaware, I marched in the 70's in support of abortion, I am pro-choice, have been all my life...

But I am against blanket regulations that force a small opinion upon the entire body politic... 80% of the citizens support the pro-choice stance... that's not the issue....

The issue is the extent of such, which currently is split almost 50/50 right now, just like it was in the 70's.... All for women making the decision if they wish to be preggers or not, within reasonable limits... And three and a half months should be sufficient time for most to come to some sort of resolution to that question...

Why is it that you think it isn't?

 
 
 
Gsquared
Senior Expert
5.1.12  Gsquared  replied to  Nowhere Man @5.1.11    2 months ago

I think it's a decision for the woman and her doctor.  Not for you, or me, or "the voters" or the legislature.

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
Junior Expert
5.1.13  Nowhere Man  replied to  Gsquared @5.1.12    2 months ago
I think it's a decision for the woman and her doctor.  Not for you, or me, or "the voters" or the legislature.

Agreed!

Problem is the politicians and activists have made it an issue that needs to be addressed legally, THAT is what makes it everyone's business...

WE all marched to end the back alley abortions that were killing women wholesale cause of simple biology they could not change....

WE did that... Today that is not part of the issue anymore and never will be again... Thank God...

The means to do that, however justified back then, has created many more issues than anyone back then foresaw.

The created "Right to Privacy" has caused even more problems than it ever resolved...

It served it purpose and it is time it went away...

Now such things are back in the hands they should have been all along, the state legislatures, removing the overarching federal government blanket approach... The socialist approach so to speak...

Abortion is going nowhere it will be with us as it should be, we all know this, why is it people can't let go of the federal power when it is no longer needed...

 
 
 
charger 383
Professor Quiet
6  charger 383    2 months ago

Abortion should not have been made illegal in the first place

 
 
 
magicschoolbusdropout
Freshman Expert
7  magicschoolbusdropout    2 months ago

Sooooo, These shouldn't have a relook ?

In Griswold v. Connecticut, the court ruled in 1965 that married couples have a right to access contraceptive. In 2003, the court said in Lawrence v. Texas that states could not outlaw consensual gay sex. And the court's 2015 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges established a constitutional right to same-sex marriage.

States Rights, "legal" Voters Rights .......etc. ?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
8  Buzz of the Orient    2 months ago

That miserable bastard would make breathing illegal because there's no constitutional guarantee for it (as long as Ginni says so), but give him free rein cause the world must be shaking its head already over what's been happening in America.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
8.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8    2 months ago

Thomas thinks and says whatever his wife tells him to think and say. His wife has far more influence on Thomas than the Constitution or law has, so she in reality is the real Justice on the SCOTUS, Thomas just plays the part the way he is told to play it by his wife. And like many others of her ilk, she is an American in name only.  

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
PhD Quiet
8.1.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Raven Wing @8.1    2 months ago

wonder if she calls him , Uncle Thomas...?

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
8.1.2  Raven Wing  replied to  igknorantzrulz @8.1.1    2 months ago

There is nothing she could say or do that would surprise me. She wants to be as star in our government, and she will say and/or do anything that will make that come true as she sees it. Her in depth affiliation with QAnon and strong support of Trump and the January 6th attempted coup proves she is ready and willing to sell America to the highest bidder, and it seems that her husband is a ready and willing supporter of whatever she does. As a Justice on the highest court in America, this is a blight on our justice system at the top level.

I wonder just how long Ginni Thomas would be willing to stay with Clarence Thomas if he were no longer a Supreme Court justice and could no longer have a puppet to do her bidding.

I'd be willing to bet it would not be for very long. 

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
PhD Quiet
8.1.3  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Raven Wing @8.1.2    2 months ago

Wonder if he says, who's your daddy, or Uncle, in the bedroom , but, probably pc incorrect, and that'sprobably why it was used,  cause their is NOTHING politically correct about using your position in such a prestigious place, to pursue a vendetta against people who knew and saw who he really was and is, so many years ago

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
8.1.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @8.1.2    2 months ago

Put that together with the fact that the three Trumpist judges lied through their teeth about Roe when they were vetted and you have a disasterous SCOTUS that will pull America down and send it back to the Middle Ages.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
8.1.5  Raven Wing  replied to  igknorantzrulz @8.1.3    2 months ago
their is NOTHING politically correct about using your position in such a prestigious place, to pursue a vendetta against people who knew and saw who he really was and is, so many years ago

I agree Iggy. There is nothing to justify Thomas using his high position to use the law to take revenge on his perceived 'liberal' attackers.  His statement right there should be enough to have him lose his position. His using his position to wreck havoc and misery on a select group of people in revenge for what he says was inflicted on him by unknown 'liberals', goes against everything his position should stand for.

Personal grudges, like politics and religion, should have no place in our Supreme Court. Thomas, along with the other radical justices, have no place in the highest court of the land, as they go against the meaning of the Constitution. Yet, that is what we are seeing happening today.

 Someone once said that America would not be destroyed from the outside, but, from the inside. And it is looking like that projection could be well on its way of coming true.

JMOO

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
8.1.6  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8.1.4    2 months ago

That may well be true, however, there is nothing that says that Supreme Court Justices can't be impeached. While it is rare for that to happen, John Rutledge was involuntarily removed. While, thus far, only one Supreme Court Justice, Samuel Chase (one of the signatories to the Declaration of Independence), has ever been impeached.

However, Supreme Court justices can also be impeached if they commit "high crimes and misdemeanors," which would include any serious legal infraction (not traffic tickets) or ethics violation.

While it may be hard to remove them due to the process necessary to do so, it is not impossible.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
8.2  Tessylo  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8    one month ago
"That miserable bastard would make breathing illegal because there's no constitutional guarantee for it (as long as Ginni says so), but give him free rein cause the world must be shaking its head already over what's been happening in America."

Hillary Clinton, who has known Clarence Thomas since law school, says he is a person of 'resentment, grievance, anger'

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
9  Buzz of the Orient    2 months ago

Ethics are not important to justices whose past establishes a dedication towards pro-life to the extent of writing treatises on the subject AND THEN NOT RECUSING THEMSELVES ON A CASE CONCERNING ABORTION.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Expert
9.1  Sean Treacy  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9    2 months ago

[deleted]  ACB's prior writings about abortion no more disqualify her to sit on an abortion case than Kagan's First Amendment academic writings on the first amendment disqualify her from First Amendment cases. It's an idiotic position with no basis in how the Court functions. If it did, Ginsburg could never have sat on an abortion case either.  If you think for one second you'd realize your standard would disqualify any justice with any sort of academic or legal career from sitting on the bench because they always have to recuse them themselves.

[deleted]

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
9.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Sean Treacy @9.1    2 months ago

I think it depends on how deeply they involve themselves in the issue, and in fact LIVE it in their religious beliefs, and in how much they lie about it while being vetted for the position.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
Professor Expert
9.1.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9.1.1    2 months ago
and in how much they lie about it while being vetted for the position.

Supreme Court nominees are vetted by the FBI, and even though they may not are not under oath for the vetting process, it is a felony crime to lie to the FBI for any reason. Thus, if it can be proved that both Kavanaugh and Gorsuch did indeed deliberately lie to the FBI during their vetting procedures, it would would be grounds for their impeachment, and whatever legal punishments they could also be charged with.

While I am not a lawyer, I don't think that further investigations of the two Justices would be out of the question at this point, as well as a revisit of the Anita Hill's charges of sexual harassment against Clarence Thomas by the FBI. And there may not be a statute of limitations that could interfere with that possibility. He also told his law clerks he "intended to serve on the highest court of the land to make the lives of liberals miserable in revenge for what he claimed was because "liberals" made his life miserable prior to his Supreme Court appointment, while providing no proof of that ever happening.

JMOO

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Expert
9.1.3  Sean Treacy  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9.1.1    2 months ago
and in fact LIVE it in their religious beliefs,

Oh, so  it's about religious discrimination than.  

Or do you think someone any woman who had an abortion can't participate in abortion related cases. Or any man who supported a woman who got an abortion? It seems to me under your standard, unless its just religious bigotry, anyone who expressed support for abortion rights at any time in their life would have to recuse themselves too.   

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
9.1.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Sean Treacy @9.1.3    2 months ago

Nice try, but no cigar.  Amazing isn't it that it seems so difficult to read the word "and" and then use that omission to put words into a person's mouth as if that word did not exist. 

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Expert
9.1.5  Sean Treacy  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @9.1.4    one month ago
"and" and then use that omission to put words into a person's mouth as if that word did not exist. 

Lol. Why would you possibly imagine that helps your case? Religious tests are explicitly unconstitutional. 

Article VI specifies that “no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”

Religious tests are beloved by tyrants and their apologists. 

so what cases should observant Jews be barred from hearing? Muslims (I suspect I know how you'd answer that), Atheists would be unable to participate in any free exercise case right?   Or it only Catholics you feel the Constitution n doesn't protect? 

Who decides which Jewish person is too biased to hear a case? Mitch McConnell?

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
Professor Guide
10  Thrawn 31    2 months ago

Given the "logic" in his ruling, marriage, much less interracial marriage, was never mentioned in the Constitution, thus it is not a legit right. 

Clarence Thomas is a fucking idiot. 

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
10.1  CB   replied to  Thrawn 31 @10    one month ago

Ditto. This man, Thomas, is now the senior justice. And this is what he is 'elder' statesman for? This is outrageous. This is insufferable. This is disgusting!

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
10.1.1  Texan1211  replied to  CB @10.1    one month ago
Ditto. This man, Thomas, is now the senior justice. And this is what he is 'elder' statesman for? This is outrageous. This is insufferable. This is disgusting!

An educated black man made something of himself and ascended to the peak of his profession, and now you want to rag on him?

Is his example of being successful too hard to bear?

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
Professor Guide
10.1.2  Thrawn 31  replied to  Texan1211 @10.1.1    one month ago
An educated black man made something of himself and ascended to the peak of his profession, and now you want to rag on him?

Yeah, he is a fucking idiot.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
10.1.3  Texan1211  replied to  Thrawn 31 @10.1.2    one month ago
Yeah, he is a fucking idiot.

Everybody has an opinion.

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
10.1.4  CB   replied to  Texan1211 @10.1.1    one month ago

So what? Texan, lots of educated fools running around. But, you know what? I am getting beyond your callous regard for your fellow citizens. In my opinion, your slights and belittling is passé. And besides, you criticize anybody who does not share your political and religious worldview, and I don't expect anything more from you.

Clarence Thomas, is a senior ("MAGA") conservative and I expect liberals will be largely disappointed in his role as court senior member. This is not a new stance I am taking about him, but as his status just became more prominent, I will state it clear and often.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
10.1.5  Texan1211  replied to  CB @10.1.4    one month ago
Texan, lots of educated fools running around

Many of them are progressive liberals.

I am getting beyond your callous regard for your fellow citizens.

I am not the one who calls a successful black man an Uncle Tom, and I condemn that characterization when I see it. What do YOU do? Nothing..............other than play your little race and victim cards.

Clarence Thomas, is a senior ("MAGA") conservative and I expect liberals will be largely disappointed in his role as court senior member.

Sorry, I was unaware that liberals' disappointment necessitated calling Thomas an Uncle Tom. Be disappointed, and elect a President who can nominate someone else when the time comes. Just like when conservatives have been disappointed with some Court decisions.

This is not a new stance I am taking about him, but as his status just became more prominent, I will state it clear and often.

Became more prominent? You have just got to be kidding. He is one member of the Court, and isn't the Chief Justice.

I am sorry your hatred of conservativism allows you to rail on him.

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
10.1.6  CB   replied to  Texan1211 @10.1.5    one month ago

You can't chastise me about Thomas. Get that into your brain.

I don't care what others have to say about Clarence Thomas, because I am too busy trying to figure out why a black man can be in service for himself or a few, when he supposedly represents justice; is married to the woman of his dreams; has a lifetime job literally;  and still be so down on women, and others who can not have the life he has or choose to live differently.

As for your "Uncle Tom" rhetoric, obviously you need to attach it to a narrative for discussion, but pick some one else. I am asking you nicely not to try to clog my thoughts with the verbiage.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
10.1.7  Texan1211  replied to  CB @10.1.6    one month ago
You can't chastise me about Thomas. Get that through your 'membrane.'

If you took my comment as chastising you, so be it. You know.....if the shoe fits.

too busy trying to figure out why a black man can be in service for himself or a few when he supposedly representsjustice;is married to the woman of his dreams; has a lifetime job literally;  andstillbe so down on women, and others who can not have the life he has or choose to live differently.

Hmmm. Maybe you should instead try to understand why you think he isn't following the law.

As for your "Uncle Tom" rhetoric, obviously you need to attach it to a narrative for discussion, but pick some one else. I am asking you nicely not to try to clog my thoughts with the verbiage.

Your thought clogs are not my problem.

Is Thomas somehow not fitting into what you think the perfect black man should be?

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
10.1.8  CB   replied to  Texan1211 @10.1.7    one month ago

What the "H" should a perfect man be? Tell me, and I will try to let you know if I agree or disagree with you.

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
10.1.9  CB   replied to  Texan1211 @10.1.7    one month ago
Maybe you should instead try to understand why you think he isn't following the law.

Playing games with other people lives and livelihood is not sensible or acceptable (law). People have a right to some peace in this country, just as much as conservatives and some conservatives.

I am pretty sure you will 'bank shot' the above paragraph to say something else or just be base, so come on with it. Just try to be explicit so we can get it over with ASAP.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
10.1.10  Texan1211  replied to  CB @10.1.8    one month ago
What the "H" should a perfect man be?

Now, how in the hell would I know what is the perfect man to you, since you never have answered any questions?

Tell me, and I will try to let you know if I agree or disagree with you.

Sorry, I am not the type to seek agreement or disagreement from you.

If you have an opinion, clearly state it.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
10.1.11  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  CB @10.1.9    one month ago
People have a right to some peace in this country

In which amendment did you find that?

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
10.1.12  Texan1211  replied to  CB @10.1.9    one month ago
Playing games with other people lives and livelihood is not sensible or acceptable (law).

I don't think anyone is playing games. I think you just made that up out of thin air.

People have a right to some peace in this country, just as much as conservatives and some conservatives.

Sure they do, who is arguing differently?

I am pretty sure you will 'bank shot' the above paragraph to say something else or just be base, so come on with it. Just try to be explicit so we can get it over with ASAP.

You often remind me of Reagan's quote:

“It isn't so much that liberals are ignorant. It's just that they know so many things that aren't so.”

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
10.1.13  CB   replied to  Texan1211 @10.1.10    one month ago

NOPE. I don't know any perfect men. Since you brought it up: you should tell me about the perfect 'man' for you.

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
10.1.14  CB   replied to  Drinker of the Wry @10.1.11    one month ago

I will just chalk it up to a deficiency of some kind that you don't know when to stop being a troll.  But, you will stop trolling me, July 1, 2022. Bet that. Therefore, get me out of your system today.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
10.1.15  Texan1211  replied to  CB @10.1.13    one month ago

Deflecting is so lame!

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
10.1.16  CB   replied to  Texan1211 @10.1.12    one month ago

Last night, I was laying in bed, thinking how all my life I have been stigmatized for loving someone like myself and how it was finally acceptable to do so, the joy it gave me to know that there is a place for "us" in this world, and then the same court that made my joy-foreshadows its intent to 'break my face' by rejecting and tossing same-sex love and its "togetherness" in marriage out into the dark void (again). All before I end my days in this life, my joy could be returned to confusion and weeping. NOTE: The irony is I am someone who has not "joined" in the newly found liberty for me in our shared society, because I am celibate for nearly thirty years.

Why?

All because conservatives can't be happy that liberals (people like me) are happiest being able to be free citizens, like them too, to love another citizen of this so-called free country.

I just opened my inner thoughts to you and when you spurn, discount, or mock it accept that I is what it is.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
10.1.17  Texan1211  replied to  CB @10.1.16    one month ago

Sounds like you are an unhappy person, but I am glad you found your scapegoat in conservatives, it will give you purpose.

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
10.1.18  CB   replied to  Texan1211 @10.1.17    one month ago

I am unhappy that for whatever reason, people like me are a conservative on the SCOTUS obsession. I don't scapegoat conservatives, you all willingly volunteer to insert yourselves in minimizing and ruining my, our, lives and chance at happiness.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
10.1.19  Texan1211  replied to  CB @10.1.18    one month ago

In your dreams!

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
10.1.20  CB   replied to  Texan1211 @10.1.19    one month ago

I told you ahead of time you would not take any of this seriously. Interesting, to sit in judgement of other people's realities from the relative safety of a heterosexual majority. It's weird too. Because all the bad times and remembrances were stirred up in me about how it feels to be a second class citizen and outcast, under the control of a hateful/spiteful/judgemental majority. How much coping and how many coping mechanisms I have had to develop to make it this far emerged in this life.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
10.1.21  Texan1211  replied to  CB @10.1.20    one month ago

Always the victim!

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
10.1.22  Texan1211  replied to  CB @10.1.18    one month ago

Please edit that comment!

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
10.1.23  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Texan1211 @10.1.22    one month ago

Better yet would be delete, think and rewrite.

 
 
 
afrayedknot
Freshman Quiet
10.1.24  afrayedknot  replied to  CB @10.1.16    one month ago

“I just opened my inner thoughts to you…”

Your willingness to share your experiences and the honesty in which they are conveyed sets you apart, sir. 

Take care when addressing those that lack any understanding, lack any compassion, and lack any desire to engage in a meaningful way. Rather, surround yourself with adults who will listen, will respect, and will at the very least acknowledge a disparate thought.

Peace to you and yours, CB. 

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
PhD Quiet
10.1.25  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Texan1211 @10.1.21    one month ago

Hey Tex, wanna join him...?

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
10.1.26  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  CB @10.1.14    one month ago

You asserted a right that isn't recorded.  I challenged and you call it trolling.  Just put me on ignore and inform me when you do if you can't handle the replies.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
10.1.27  Texan1211  replied to  igknorantzrulz @10.1.25    one month ago
Hey Tex, wanna join him...?

Naw, I don't want to join anyone in playing victim.

But you go right ahead!

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
10.1.28  Texan1211  replied to  CB @10.1.18    one month ago
I am unhappy that for whatever reason, people like me are a conservative on the SCOTUS obsession

Please translate this.

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
10.1.29  CB   replied to  Texan1211 @10.1.21    one month ago

And yet it is you conservatives and some conservatives who can not be happy unless "the gays" are disheartened and demoralized. What kind of white, evangelical, male grievance is that?

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
10.1.30  CB   replied to  Texan1211 @10.1.22    one month ago

Nope.

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
10.1.31  CB   replied to  Drinker of the Wry @10.1.23    one month ago

Piss off.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
10.1.32  Texan1211  replied to  CB @10.1.30    one month ago
Nope.

Okay. 

Whatever you were attempting to write will remain a mystery for all of time!

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
10.1.33  Texan1211  replied to  CB @10.1.29    one month ago
And yet it is you conservatives and some conservatives who can not be happy unless "the gays" are disheartened and demoralized. What kind of white, evangelical, male grievance is that?

Why do you insist on outright lying about what makes me happy?

White evangelical male grievance? WTF are you going on about now, or is this just the continuation of playing victim?

OIP.PKnosZNP8s9zIIjXnSqECAHaEX?w=322&h=191&c=7&r=0&o=5&dpr=1.5&pid=1.7

 
 
 
Veronica
Masters Expert
10.1.34  Veronica  replied to  CB @10.1.31    one month ago

A thousand thumbs UP!!!!jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
10.1.35  CB   replied to  afrayedknot @10.1.24    one month ago

I appreciate your understanding and sharing. I take stock of who I am vulnerable to, because I have to be me, despite the repartee.

If some of us just come here to be jerks, chumps, and 'doggish' that is on them. I have to be true to my convictions or else I become less and 'nothing' but part of the problem myself.

I will admit this. I have taken many tones and attitudes recently as I have sought to deal with Trumpism and Trump-likers, and on reflection I see that I am becoming more caustic. I really have to access if this is who I want to be become as time goes forward. Some conservatives are playing a long game to possess all that is good about this country according to their worldview-how am I going to factor into the discussions to push back against it without becoming cynical, bitter, coarse, and vulgar at their disingenuousness?

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
10.1.36  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  CB @10.1.31    one month ago

That's a confusing expression in text without inflection.  Are you pissed off, or are angry (Amer) or do you mean, leave immediately (British) while getting pissed is to get drunk (British), but pissing around is to waste time and then there is to knock the piss out of you.  Clarity when writing is important.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
10.1.37  Texan1211  replied to  CB @10.1.29    one month ago
And yet it is you conservatives and some conservatives

Why bother to faux-differentiate between 'you conservatives' and 'some conservatives' when we are all the same to you?

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
10.1.38  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  CB @10.1.35    one month ago
as I have sought to deal with Trumpism and Trump-likers

Just to be clear, I'm not a Trumper and never voted for him.  Don't view everyone that disagrees with you as a Trumper.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
10.1.39  Texan1211  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @10.1.38    one month ago
Just to be clear, I'm not a Trumper and never voted for him.  Don't view everyone that disagrees with you as a Trumper.

You stop that this instant and get back in that cage he constructed for you. HE will decide what you think and who you voted for!

Why, you some conservative, you!

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
10.1.40  CB   replied to  Drinker of the Wry @10.1.26    one month ago

Piss off.

 
 
 
Veronica
Masters Expert
10.1.41  Veronica  replied to  CB @10.1.35    one month ago
if this is who I want to be become as time goes forward

I am having that discussion with myself right now.  It has become very difficult for me to deal with the dark thoughts I am having while trying to practice Wicca.  Not harmonious in the least. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
10.1.42  Texan1211  replied to  CB @10.1.40    one month ago

See 10.1.36

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
10.1.43  CB   replied to  Texan1211 @10.1.37    one month ago

So Michael Steele,former chair of the RNC, Steve Schmidt, Representative Liz Cheney, and Adam Kinzinger are all the same to you, Donald Trump, and Mitch McConnell—Not!

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
10.1.44  CB   replied to  Veronica @10.1.41    one month ago

I hear you. I am considering walking away . . . . But, I don't see how it would benefit 'us' liberals to cede the space. Some conservatives have either never felt nothing beyond their own selfish interests (this is borne out by the timeline of their demands) or have simply determined to go for broke on the lack of conscience. . . either way I have got some thinking (or refreshing) to do!

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
10.1.45  CB   replied to  Drinker of the Wry @10.1.38    one month ago

I no longer care what you are not, Drinker. Now, I take for granted you are not a good person to talk to on a regular basis. It is my final opinion on you.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
10.1.46  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  CB @10.1.45    one month ago
C'est la vie.
 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
10.1.47  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Texan1211 @10.1.39    one month ago

[deleted]

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
10.1.48  Texan1211  replied to  CB @10.1.43    one month ago

since you are putting your words  in my mouth, imagine what my reply would be!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
10.1.49  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Texan1211 @10.1.48    one month ago

That's one of the best replies I've seen in a long time - I'm still laughing.

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
10.1.50  CB   replied to  Texan1211 @10.1.48    one month ago

Why? Would it do any good or advance this discussion? Probably not! And though it seems like a very long time ago, there are many republican/conservatives who were against homosexuals before Trumpism.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
10.1.51  Texan1211  replied to  CB @10.1.50    one month ago
Why? Would it do any good or advance this discussion?

Get off that "advance discussion" bs, I know you don't mean it because never have you ever bothered to answer a single question from me. If you did truly want to "advance the discussion", you wouldn't invent words and act as if I stated them. That is intellectually dishonest and rather a lazy tactic.

Probably not!

The probably is totally unnecessary.

And though it seems like a very long time ago, there are many republican/conservatives who were against homosexuals before Trumpism.

I am sure there were some people who you would consider liberal that felt the same way, too.

What does that have to do with me or anything I have written?

It is almost IMPOSSIBLE to "advance the discussion" when you change topics faster and more often than a fat kid eats a dozen donuts!

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
10.1.52  CB   replied to  Texan1211 @10.1.51    one month ago

One-trick pony from the insufferable school of discord. Enough of your insults, delay, obfuscations, and condescension. Do not address me directly anymore for the duration of July 2022. And I will not address you for a one month period.  Respect my space and I will respect yours.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
10.1.53  Texan1211  replied to  CB @10.1.52    one month ago
One-trick pony from the insufferable school of discord. Enough of your insults, delay, obfuscations, and condescension.

Well, now, THAT certainly advances discussion!

LMAO!

Do not address me directly anymore.

Do you reserve your right to address me?

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
10.1.54  Texan1211  replied to  CB @10.1.52    one month ago
Do not address me directly anymore for the duration of July 2022. And I will not address you for a one month period.  Respect my space and I will respect yours.

Nice edit after I replied.

You aren't in a position to tell me who I can post to or when I can post.

I respect your space as long as you manage to stay on one topic and can answer a question every year or so.

I don't seek nor need your respect.

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
10.1.55  CB   impassed  Texan1211 @10.1.54    one month ago
 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
10.2  Texan1211  replied to  Thrawn 31 @10    one month ago
Given the "logic" in his ruling, marriage, much less interracial marriage, was never mentioned in the Constitution, thus it is not a legit right. 

It is amazing how wrong you can be in just one paragraph.

Clarence Thomas is a fucking idiot.

Not surprising you think so. What IS surprising is you didn't call him an Uncle Tom.

 
 
 
Thrawn 31
Professor Guide
10.2.1  Thrawn 31  replied to  Texan1211 @10.2    one month ago
It is amazing how wrong you can be in just one paragraph.

Not wrong at all, given his logic I can argue his marriage, and indeed all marriages, are unconstitutional. 

Not surprising you think so. What IS surprising is you didn't call him an Uncle Tom.

Nah, just a fucking idiot. 

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
10.2.2  Texan1211  replied to  Thrawn 31 @10.2.1    one month ago
Nah, just a fucking idiot.

Do you say that about all the conservative Justices?

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
10.2.3  Texan1211  replied to  Thrawn 31 @10.2.1    one month ago
given his logic I can argue his marriage, and indeed all marriages, are unconstitutional. 

Unsuccessfully.

 
 
 
monkeypox
Freshman Silent
11  monkeypox    one month ago

Our country is screwed. On one hand Evangelicals Conservatives wants to referee our sex lives and on the other hand The far left wants to set the women's rights movement back 100 years by an inability to recognize what a woman actually is. Conservatives have become incel jerk offs and the far left is just bat shit loony.

Extremism is detrimental to the intelligence of this country. America has become the punchline around the world.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
PhD Quiet
11.1  igknorantzrulz  replied to  monkeypox @11    one month ago
America has become the punchline around the world.

and deservedly so

 
 

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