If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Washington Examiner)   Bork's final blast: Supremes are 'dangerous,' especially Mary Wilson   (washingtonexaminer.com) divider line 108
    More: Followup, Robert Bork, basic structure, american freedoms, originalisms, Archibald Cox  
•       •       •

2377 clicks; posted to Politics » on 18 Mar 2013 at 12:38 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



108 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-03-18 10:45:29 AM
Sour grapes from Mr. Bork, the segregationist.
 
2013-03-18 11:10:02 AM
www.discomuseum.net

Agrees
 
2013-03-18 11:45:18 AM
Maybe he should just stick to cooking.
 
2013-03-18 11:47:16 AM
www.negrophonic.com
 
2013-03-18 11:57:25 AM
Uh huh.
 
2013-03-18 12:02:58 PM
i45.tinypic.com

/I'm not very good at this
 
2013-03-18 12:10:59 PM
Am I the only one who thought of this?

images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-03-18 12:42:19 PM
I suspect his final blast was post-mortem gas.
 
2013-03-18 12:44:22 PM
static.nme.com

It's in his kiss, that's what it is.
 
2013-03-18 12:45:16 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: [www.negrophonic.com image 125x124]


I haven't enjoyed a gif like that in a long time. Thank you.
 
2013-03-18 12:49:06 PM
and no one knows or even cares as we write off his final scene
 
2013-03-18 12:49:10 PM
The just published final thoughts of conservative legal giant Robert Bork, blocked from the Supreme Court in a Democratic witch hunt

What Saturday Night Massacre?
 
2013-03-18 12:49:22 PM
i1117.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-18 12:50:22 PM
Not a single specific in that article regarding the court.

Is Citizens United one of those cases which "takes out of the hands of the people in order to please the elites"?
 
2013-03-18 12:50:34 PM
If you don't like what SCOTUS has decided, amend the Constitution.

The people still have the final say with amendments, but no fundies* seem to think they can actually pass any amendments, so they rely on the "activist" judges to do their dirty work for them.

*IME, it's the dominionist fundies and their water carriers that whine the most about how bad SCOTUS is for not letting them run roughshod over other people because "Christianity".
 
2013-03-18 12:52:05 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: [www.negrophonic.com image 125x124]


i didn't realize that i came for the gif, but it's clear now that i absolutely did
 
2013-03-18 12:52:12 PM
Thank God it wasn't Wilson Phillips.
 
2013-03-18 12:53:55 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: [www.negrophonic.com image 125x124]


YOINK!
 
2013-03-18 12:57:27 PM
Instead, he drove his old Volvo. Only two of four cylinders worked so "I had to take several runs to get the car up the ramp out of the department's garage."

he really was a dipshiat wasn't he?

as if the saturday night massacre wasn't enough. witch hunt or facts, whatever kept him off the supreme court was ok.
 
2013-03-18 01:04:51 PM

Curious: Instead, he drove his old Volvo. Only two of four cylinders worked so "I had to take several runs to get the car up the ramp out of the department's garage."


And it it was five miles, uphill, both ways! In the snow!
 
2013-03-18 01:05:42 PM
I prefer The Ronettes
 
2013-03-18 01:05:54 PM
Marcus Aurelius: FTA:  The just published final thoughts of conservative legal giant Robert Bork, blocked from the Supreme Court in a Democratic witch hunt

That's as far as I got, too. I had missed the  img1.fark.net  icon. Haven't clicked on one of those in a while. Yeesh.
 
2013-03-18 01:07:39 PM
A. He did realize the current court is 5-4 repub appointees and can be expected to be and reliably are conservative, didn't he? So when a conservative court comes out in favor of Obamacare, it must really be constitutionally acceptable.
B. With regard to authoritarian judges, project much?
C. What a bullet we dodged in keeping him off the Supreme Court.
 
2013-03-18 01:08:48 PM
I dunno, while the results aren't always what I consider good legal opinion, watching Scalia spend the last ten years turning into a dementedly liberal judicial activist has been entertaining, if for no other reason that Clarence Thomas, who, despite being bone-stupid, actually is a conservative jurist, tags along on every radical Scalia decision and doesn't even realize what he's doing.
 
2013-03-18 01:10:28 PM
i950.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-18 01:12:40 PM

willfullyobscure: Scalia...liberal


wut
 
2013-03-18 01:12:46 PM
Instead, he drove his old Volvo. Only two of four cylinders worked so "I had to take several runs to get the car up the ramp out of the department's garage."

Elitist car!

o.onionstatic.com
 
2013-03-18 01:21:18 PM

jaytkay: willfullyobscure: Scalia...liberal

wut


The same way "neoconservative" is a misnomer and they're really neoliberals, uprooting all of the old ways in favor of their Great Leap Forward.
 
2013-03-18 01:33:12 PM
"There is good reason to believe that this authoritarianism has become an inherent characteristic of most judges every since the time they realized the full extent of their power and their relative invulnerability. In that capacity, they continue their attack on the basic structure of the law by filling the categories of law with politics. Originalism provides hope that the constitutional structure of our country will be maintained," he concluded.

Here's the trouble with "Originalism" that toad-brains like Scalia and Bork don't understand: it's not 1788 anymore. There are issues facing the US that are so beyond the comprehension of the founders, that we should have more amendments than we even have already. Think of the things we've just left up to the three branches to decide, from nukes to the internet, that have no clear, Constitutional guidance in place.
 
2013-03-18 01:36:52 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: [www.negrophonic.com image 125x124]


I'm not very clever, so I'll just say I liked that.
 
2013-03-18 01:37:03 PM

jaytkay: willfullyobscure: Scalia...liberal

wut


a liberal judge is one who takes liberty with precedent and existing laws, to create new interpretations of the law in order to craft social policy or correct a frank injustice. A conservative judge is one who interprets existing law as closely as possible and places an overwhelming amount of weight on existing precedent, and deliberately ignores possible ramifications of a decision.

Scalia spent 30 years building up a reputation as a strict conservative in the courts, and now he basically writes a decision based on his feelings on any particular issue, because he is probably suffering from dementia or mild Alzheimers.
 
2013-03-18 01:44:52 PM
There is no quid pro quo.
 
2013-03-18 01:45:32 PM

Dr Dreidel: jaytkay: willfullyobscure: Scalia...liberal

wut

The same way "neoconservative" is a misnomer and they're really neoliberals, uprooting all of the old ways in favor of their Great Leap Forward.


neoconservative is actually a term used to describe an activist, far-right wing political movement; the term is used to convey the feeling that these far right ideals will actually "turn back" the social polity to an semi-mythical earlier age; therefore people who feel like they would have preferred that earlier time, who are actually conservative, will support a radical agenda.

neoliberal is usually an analogue for those who pursue an equally radical agenda that purports to bring about another semi-mythical future age of more equal resource distribution and an increase in the general welfare. It usually accompanying very strong(often frankly childish) views on foreign policy and race relations

"conservative" and "liberal" are basically terrible ways to categorize spectrum politics; its perferable to refer to left/right and radical/statist instead.
 
2013-03-18 01:46:58 PM
He said rape "Democratic witch hunt" twice.
 
2013-03-18 01:49:50 PM

willfullyobscure: "conservative" and "liberal" are basically terrible ways to categorize spectrum politics; its perferable to refer to left/right and radical/statist instead.


First learning about that axis in HS, I always thought there was a bit too much chumminess between the left and right edges. It always seemed like more of a circular thing, with "extreme" at the top of the circle, "moderate" (what we call "centrism") at the bottom (right and left still apply).

I guess it's like the two-axis grid with Authoritarian/Libertarian as the vertical axis, only I thought of it in 1996 without any help.
 
2013-03-18 01:50:19 PM
He is in the same pantheon as Harriet Miers, as far as I'm concerned.
 
2013-03-18 01:50:44 PM

willfullyobscure: neoconservative is actually a term used to describe an activist, far-right wing political movement; the term is used to convey the feeling that these far right ideals will actually "turn back" the social polity to an semi-mythical earlier age;


No.  That's "reactionary"
 
2013-03-18 01:51:12 PM

verbaltoxin: "There is good reason to believe that this authoritarianism has become an inherent characteristic of most judges every since the time they realized the full extent of their power and their relative invulnerability. In that capacity, they continue their attack on the basic structure of the law by filling the categories of law with politics. Originalism provides hope that the constitutional structure of our country will be maintained," he concluded.

Here's the trouble with "Originalism" that toad-brains like Scalia and Bork don't understand: it's not 1788 anymore. There are issues facing the US that are so beyond the comprehension of the founders, that we should have more amendments than we even have already. Think of the things we've just left up to the three branches to decide, from nukes to the internet, that have no clear, Constitutional guidance in place.


They are only originalist if it suits their needs. Scalia and company overthrew the Washington DC gun ban by saying the "Well regulated militia" had no bearing on the right to own a gun.

People forget that the US hated the thought of having a standing army, and would only call one together for war.
 
2013-03-18 01:51:41 PM
From what I see it's right that he was blocked from the court.
 
2013-03-18 01:52:53 PM

willfullyobscure: neoliberal is usually an analogue for those who pursue an equally radical agenda that purports to bring about another semi-mythical future age of more equal resource distribution and an increase in the general welfare. It usually accompanying very strong(often frankly childish) views on foreign policy and race relations


No, that's "radicalism"

Neoliberalism is an economic philosophy.  Basically it's laissez faire
 
2013-03-18 01:53:19 PM
alt.swedish.chef.bork.bork.bork

/ Pepperidge Farms remembers.
 
2013-03-18 01:54:29 PM

willfullyobscure: a liberal judge


You know, if you use words in your own special way, in a way they are not used by anyone else, you're not communicating. It's verbal wankery.
 
2013-03-18 02:03:27 PM

eraser8: Am I the only one who thought of this?

[images2.wikia.nocookie.net image 432x616]


Nope
 
2013-03-18 02:05:31 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: [www.negrophonic.com image 125x124]


Dude that was...mesmerizing.

What dis thread about?
 
2013-03-18 02:21:38 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: [www.negrophonic.com image 125x124]


"Yes.  But I am only making music with grunting and whisper."

/I had to step outside at that gif.
 
2013-03-18 02:24:12 PM

Darth_Lukecash: People forget that the US hated the thought of having a standing army, and would only call one together for war.


The Framers disagreed on everything from a central bank to what to do about the indigenous people (who had the bad form to live on land clearly meant for Europeans) to what to call themselves (and their leader - some wanted him to be King Washington) to whether or not to go to war with England or ask the Frenchies for help.

They all agreed that a standing army was a bad idea, and yet Scalia (and many "Originalists") gloss right over that and into "how many e-mails would George Washington's NSA read in a given day?"
 
2013-03-18 02:26:02 PM

verbaltoxin: Here's the trouble with "Originalism" that toad-brains like Scalia and Bork don't understand: it's not 1788 anymore.

the Founders were not Moses and Philadelphia was not Mt. Sinai.

Not only is it not 1788 anymore, but the men who drafted our Constitution weren't infallible. They were crafting a liberal democracy for God's sake, so an a priori deference to the whims of the heterogeneous mass known as "THE FOUNDERS" really seems to misunderstand both the history and function of the Constitution.
 
2013-03-18 02:30:41 PM
All you need to know about Robert Bork:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturday_Night_Massacre

Anyone who thinks Reagan was a great president needs to explain why he would appoint someone like that to the Supreme Court. And, if they do explain, ask how in the fark they can think Reagan was a great president since he did just that..
 
2013-03-18 02:33:22 PM

rufus-t-firefly: All you need to know about Robert Bork:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturday_Night_Massacre

Anyone who thinks Reagan was a great president needs to explain why he would appoint someone like that to the Supreme Court. And, if they do explain, ask how in the fark they can think Reagan was a great president since he did just that..


I can explain it, but it doesn't make Reagan sound like a great president, so I cannot meet the strict requirements you set forth for us.
 
2013-03-18 02:35:43 PM

jaytkay: willfullyobscure: a liberal judge

You know, if you use words in your own special way, in a way they are not used by anyone else, you're not communicating. It's verbal wankery.


This is the way lawyers and judges describe it, not me. I'm not making it up.
 
Displayed 50 of 108 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report