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(Talking Points Memo)   You probably haven't heard about the saddest election yesterday: retired birther Ewok named Kreep ekes out a win over Peed   (tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 105
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2012-06-06 05:43:40 PM  
Popular voting for judges always seemed stupid to me. People end up choosing the "tough on crimeObama's birth certificate" dude instead of the guy who'll, you know, actually be impartial and rule fairly.
 
2012-06-06 06:06:03 PM  
this country is so farked.
 
2012-06-06 06:14:53 PM  
Why in the world are judges elected anyway? It seems they would be vulnerable to the same political stupidies that plague all other elected offices.
 
2012-06-06 07:06:48 PM  
His platform says that "arrogant judges who overstep their authority are a threat to society" because they can "let criminals go free based on procedural technicalities"

Just wait until he finds out what an "Appellate judge" is. He's going to be PISSED.
 
2012-06-06 07:08:35 PM  

Ambivalence: Why in the world are judges elected anyway? It seems they would be vulnerable to the same political stupidies that plague all other elected offices.


The removal of elections is not the panacea we'd both like to think it is.
 
2012-06-06 07:18:54 PM  
Kreep? He's a loser. What the hell is he doing here? He don't belong here.

He don't belong here.
 
2012-06-06 07:19:49 PM  
Politics aside for a moment: Kreep and Peed are both terrible, hilarious names.
 
2012-06-06 07:21:29 PM  
Read that as "retarded birther Ewok named Kreep".
 
2012-06-06 07:23:01 PM  
because they can "let criminals go free based on procedural technicalities" "arrogant judges who overstep their authority are a threat to society"

Isn't that what they are supposed to do? better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer", expressed by the English jurist William Blackstone in his Commentaries on the Laws of England, published in the 1760s.Link
Why do so many conservatives hate the foundations of Western Civilization?
 
2012-06-06 07:23:21 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Ambivalence: Why in the world are judges elected anyway? It seems they would be vulnerable to the same political stupidies that plague all other elected offices.

The removal of elections is not the panacea we'd both like to think it is.


I'm not implying it is, but surely it beats elections.
 
2012-06-06 07:23:26 PM  

rickythepenguin: Kreep? He's a loser. What the hell is he doing here? He don't belong here.

He don't belong here.


+1...obvious, but still, +1 :)
 
2012-06-06 07:23:27 PM  
Jesus like everything I voted for lost yesterday. So glad Filner made the cut off though
 
2012-06-06 07:26:26 PM  

Ambivalence: Why in the world are judges elected anyway? It seems they would be vulnerable to the same political stupidies that plague all other elected offices.


At least with elected judges you can get rid of them, how do you get rid of a US Supreme Court Justice again?
 
2012-06-06 07:26:50 PM  
And I just read that the voter turnout was historically low. It was like 28%. When I went at 12:30 in the afternoon, I literally didn't see another voter and there were some women in the church parking lot who didn't know that it was a polling place and almost told me to go to the wrong building. Now we're going to lose half our city staff because of "pension reform," aka gutting the money that they invested over time. The budget isn't even that bad, it's looking up for the first time in forever.
 
2012-06-06 07:27:36 PM  
Kreep is a sheep in wolf's clothing.

talkingpointsmemo.com

fornaughtdotnet.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-06-06 07:30:22 PM  
Also, where's Kreep's birth certificate? We're only asking questions here.
 
2012-06-06 07:30:24 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: The removal of elections is not the panacea we'd both like to think it is.


Uh, common pleas judges in PA are elected, not appointed.

/I think even our supreme court judges are elected.

//we do have term limits.
 
2012-06-06 07:30:55 PM  
The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery.
 
2012-06-06 07:31:34 PM  

spongeboob: At least with elected judges you can get rid of them, how do you get rid of a US Supreme Court Justice again?


Impeachment, but it's never been done.

Justice Thomas would be an excellent test case, though.
 
2012-06-06 07:33:39 PM  
How long before he's thrown of the bench?
 
2012-06-06 07:34:49 PM  

meat0918: How long before he's thrown off the bench?


FTFM
 
2012-06-06 07:35:39 PM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery.



Does that include flag pins? I'm so confused about this whole flag etiquette stuff. Keeping it tightly attached to your pole seems the only safe thing.
 
2012-06-06 07:39:31 PM  
I can see it now. "Well I'm a creep too your Honor.. surely you understand."
 
2012-06-06 07:43:51 PM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery.


Define "flag". If I print something that has 49 stars, is that a flag? What if it's a normal flag, but square? Does that still count?

If I add writing, is it still a flag? What about a crying eagle?
 
IP
2012-06-06 07:49:04 PM  
WHAR.
 
2012-06-06 07:51:19 PM  
...I need a mead...

/beer just doesn't go down easy for me.
//not even the sweeter stuff...
 
2012-06-06 07:54:05 PM  
because they can "let criminals go free based on procedural technicalities" and "think nothing of overturning ballot measures approved by millions of voters."

Kreep vowed to "follow the law and the Constitution, and to administer justice with a firm but even hand in every case that comes before my court."


And that's why judges overturn ballot measures, you idiot. Because they're following the law and the Constitution you God damn idiot.
 
2012-06-06 07:54:49 PM  

Ambivalence: Why in the world are judges elected anyway? It seems they would be vulnerable to the same political stupidies that plague all other elected offices.


You haven't been around when people biatch about appointed judges, have you? We have to have judges, and it's either elect them or appoint them--there just isn't a good third way.
 
2012-06-06 07:56:44 PM  
His platform says that "arrogant judges who overstep their authority are a threat to society" because they can "let criminals go free based on procedural technicalities" and "think nothing of overturning ballot measures approved by millions of voters." do exactly what they are supposed to be doing.
 
2012-06-06 08:03:25 PM  
What the fark is wrong with people?
 
2012-06-06 08:03:47 PM  

Gyrfalcon: there just isn't a good third way.


litigation via snoosnoo
 
2012-06-06 08:11:57 PM  

Cletus C.: Kreep is a sheep in wolf's clothing.

[talkingpointsmemo.com image 640x353]

[fornaughtdotnet.files.wordpress.com image 216x340]


I was thinking more,

Gary Kreep:
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Kreepy Gary:
img29.imageshack.us
 
2012-06-06 08:13:16 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Ambivalence: Why in the world are judges elected anyway? It seems they would be vulnerable to the same political stupidies that plague all other elected offices.

You haven't been around when people biatch about appointed judges, have you? We have to have judges, and it's either elect them or appoint them--there just isn't a good third way.


Put everyones name in a hat?
 
2012-06-06 08:14:11 PM  

OhioUGrad: Gyrfalcon: Ambivalence: Why in the world are judges elected anyway? It seems they would be vulnerable to the same political stupidies that plague all other elected offices.

You haven't been around when people biatch about appointed judges, have you? We have to have judges, and it's either elect them or appoint them--there just isn't a good third way.

Put everyones name in a hat?


Oh, sure. You just want to use your liberal English Derby hat, don't you? A good old-fashioned Texas 10-gallon cowboy hat not good enough for you?
 
2012-06-06 08:14:16 PM  
And to think all of this could have been avoided if Obama just gave us his REAL birth certificate. The one that's obviously fake but says he was born in Kenya, of course.
 
2012-06-06 08:16:22 PM  

Cletus C.: Three Crooked Squirrels: The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery.


Does that include flag pins? I'm so confused about this whole flag etiquette stuff. Keeping it tightly attached to your pole seems the only safe thing.


That's how I wear mine.
 
2012-06-06 08:22:29 PM  

Gyrfalcon: OhioUGrad: Gyrfalcon: Ambivalence: Why in the world are judges elected anyway? It seems they would be vulnerable to the same political stupidies that plague all other elected offices.

You haven't been around when people biatch about appointed judges, have you? We have to have judges, and it's either elect them or appoint them--there just isn't a good third way.

Put everyones name in a hat?

Oh, sure. You just want to use your liberal English Derby hat, don't you? A good old-fashioned Texas 10-gallon cowboy hat not good enough for you?


That'd be better, I think: more names.
 
2012-06-06 08:57:26 PM  
Don't think that just because a lot of Republicans and Tea Party candidates won big last November that it has anything to do with the slowdown of the economic recovery. If you thought that you would be wrong and it's best to not ever mention it.
 
2012-06-06 09:18:33 PM  

Gyrfalcon: You haven't been around when people biatch about appointed judges, have you? We have to have judges, and it's either elect them or appoint them--there just isn't a good third way.


Sure there is. Create a pool of judges-to-be that alternately serve as public defenders and assistant DAs. Create a 'Judge Test', that sitting judges have to pass every other year to remain as judges, and any vacancies from failure will be filled with people from the judge pool who had the best test results from their 'Promotion Test'.
 
2012-06-06 09:26:36 PM  

Curse of the Goth Kids: Cletus C.: Kreep is a sheep in wolf's clothing.

[talkingpointsmemo.com image 640x353]

[fornaughtdotnet.files.wordpress.com image 216x340]

I was thinking more,

Gary Kreep:
[img580.imageshack.us image 640x353]

Kreepy Gary:
[img29.imageshack.us image 245x292]


choppedliverproductions.com

"How you doin'?"
 
2012-06-06 09:32:05 PM  
img580.imageshack.us
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-06-06 09:47:08 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Ambivalence: Why in the world are judges elected anyway? It seems they would be vulnerable to the same political stupidies that plague all other elected offices.

You haven't been around when people biatch about appointed judges, have you? We have to have judges, and it's either elect them or appoint them--there just isn't a good third way.


Lottery?
 
2012-06-06 10:08:07 PM  

Sgt Otter: Curse of the Goth Kids: Cletus C.: Kreep is a sheep in wolf's clothing.

[talkingpointsmemo.com image 640x353]

[fornaughtdotnet.files.wordpress.com image 216x340]

I was thinking more,

Gary Kreep:
[img580.imageshack.us image 640x353]

Kreepy Gary:
[img29.imageshack.us image 245x292]

[choppedliverproductions.com image 296x387]

"How you doin'?"


Oh, you know. Just havin' a seat over there, hey hey.

img696.imageshack.us
 
2012-06-06 10:08:50 PM  

Ambivalence: Why in the world are judges elected anyway? It seems they would be vulnerable to the same political stupidies that plague all other elected offices.


Because appointing them leads to mischief, too
 
2012-06-06 10:11:21 PM  
You probably haven't heard about the saddest election yesterday: retired birther Ewok named Kreep ekes out a win over Peed

Subby, you misspelled 'retarded'.
 
2012-06-06 10:13:16 PM  
Guy sorta just looks like an asshole doesn't he? What is it with these tea birther idiots anyway? Have you ever met or seen one that made you say, "man, that looks like a person I could just hang out and shoot the breeze with."
 
2012-06-06 10:26:38 PM  
Birtherism [new word] ---- sirious bidness!

In other news, running for mayor here in the mojave desert is Russ Blewett. Now there's an unfortunate name.

But Bob Lovingood won the supervisor race in San Berdoo county! Much rather be someone who's Lovingood than someone who's Blewett.

/no, the Mojave desert doesn't have a mayor
//it's Victorville or something
 
2012-06-06 10:29:18 PM  
img580.imageshack.us

watchdog.org
 
2012-06-06 10:52:54 PM  
Kreep's list of endorsements includes former Alaska Senatorial candidate Joe Miller. His platform says that "arrogant judges who overstep their authority are a threat to society" because they can "let criminals go free based on procedural technicalities" and "think nothing of overturning ballot measures approved by millions of voters."

Kreep vowed to "follow the law and the Constitution, and to administer justice with a firm but even hand in every case that comes before my court."


Yeah dude, about that "Constitution", these "ballot measures approved by millions of voters" that get overturned are usually IN VIOLATION OF THE CONSTITUTION. Same with the criminals who "go free based on procedural technicalities". Constitution again.

Yeah, that Constitution can be a real biatch when these "arrogant judges" find that it has been violated.

Man, when will these farktards realize what "supporting the Constitution" actually means?
 
2012-06-06 10:54:50 PM  

rebelyell2006: Gyrfalcon: You haven't been around when people biatch about appointed judges, have you? We have to have judges, and it's either elect them or appoint them--there just isn't a good third way.

Sure there is. Create a pool of judges-to-be that alternately serve as public defenders and assistant DAs. Create a 'Judge Test', that sitting judges have to pass every other year to remain as judges, and any vacancies from failure will be filled with people from the judge pool who had the best test results from their 'Promotion Test'.


Good idea, but it only works until the tests become politicized by the ruling legislative or executive body created to administer such a system. It would be far too easy to purge judges en masse.
 
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