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(The Intellectualist)   Not to alarm anyone, but Trump's top pick for the Supreme Court seems to be in a cult   (mavenroundtable.io) divider line
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2020-09-22 1:33:56 PM  

dwrash: raius: dwrash: raius: This is why I think politicians should require more then just getting elected to hold office.  You should have to pass at least a basic civics course, something to show you understand how government is supposed to function.  All these common sense outsiders are generally disasters.

I am 100% against academia having any involvement in vetting or determining the suitability of a candidate.  That would be like the blind leading the blind.

You shouldn't be a politician if you can't understand the job.  There's some dipshiat in Kansas who might be elected as a 19 year old dishwasher.  I don't care if you're right or left but that's not enough qualification to represent other people.

Politician is the only job where being a complete dumbass is seen as a benefit to some people.  Can you imagine if pilots were hired this way?  Sure Frank has all the certification and book learning, but Jack is a straight shooter who tells it like it is so he gets to fly the plane today.

If you think Academia in any way shape or form is any kind of arbiter as to ability.... you just might be a dumbass.


I'd like to see you hire a guy who took two law classes in high school to defend you in your sheep molestation case or the guy who read a pop up book on anatomy to get your head out of Trump's ass.
 
2020-09-22 1:38:10 PM  

kindms: dittybopper: Irrelevant, and if used against her in the hearings, a violation of the Constitution of the United States of America:

https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs​/constitution-transcript
Article. VI.
All Debts contracted and Engagements entered into, before the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation.
This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.

If you're saying she can't be confirmed because of her religious beliefs (or lack thereof, if that applied), that's a flat-out violation of Article VI.

Doesn't matter if she's in a "cult" or not.   It's a blanket prohibition with no exceptions.

this just means having religion or not cannot be used to deny you the office. no where does it say your views shaped by your lunacy cannot be called in to question.


I'll bet that if her religious beliefs included banning guns, he'd have no issue with bringing up her religion.
 
2020-09-22 1:42:20 PM  

raius: Farkonaut: Some really basic assholes in this thread think having a SCOTUS justice that will defer her decisions on matters that will effect all peoples (even you tools) to some sky fairies dictate or the man she is married to sounds like a good plan.

Sure why not.
What could POSSIBLY go wrong?

Stunningly stupid.

Not just the man she married, also the cult leader hand maiden that's responsible for all the women in the cult.


Yes, I caught that,
However, they too answer to a Man, who answers to god. 
I was simplifying the workflow for the sake of brevity.
 
2020-09-22 1:45:34 PM  

Latinwolf: kindms: dittybopper: Irrelevant, and if used against her in the hearings, a violation of the Constitution of the United States of America:

https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs​/constitution-transcript
Article. VI.
All Debts contracted and Engagements entered into, before the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation.
This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.

If you're saying she can't be confirmed because of her religious beliefs (or lack thereof, if that applied), that's a flat-out violation of Article VI.

Doesn't matter if she's in a "cult" or not.   It's a blanket prohibition with no exceptions.

this just means having religion or not cannot be used to deny you the office. no where does it say your views shaped by your lunacy cannot be called in to question.

I'll bet that if her religious beliefs included banning guns, he'd have no issue with bringing up her religion.


I mean, maybe we should use that whole "Shalt Not Kill" as a blanket for firearms... like they use "shall not be infringed" to cover every everyone getting free guns while ignoring the rest of the amendment. 

/why not characterize their positions mockingly, it's what they do about everything.
//fark'em.
 
2020-09-22 1:57:30 PM  
She's a card-carrying member of the POTUSSIES?
 
2020-09-22 1:58:22 PM  
She's just one name leaked from the list.  Just a guess, but maybe they leaked her name in order to rattle certain republican senators with an obviously looney-tune prospect.  In a few days, he'll nominate an candidate who's actually more dangerous and sworn to unswervingly following Trump and his cadre's movement to dismantle  American democracy.  However, since the real candidate won't be so obvious about it, those GOP senators will relieved enough to blindly follow along.
 
2020-09-22 1:59:32 PM  

Mugato: Someone Else's Alt: dwrash: Mugato: dwrash: dwrash: thatguyoverthere70: dwrash: As a friend used to say to me.. 'experts' are nothing more than 'normalsperts' with attitude.

Wow. You don't usually get to see someone admit in public that they don't believe in the concept of expertise.

For everyone that claims to be an expert.. there are many others that are even better in the subject/field... always.

And how do you measure whether someone is an expert anymore given that college degrees are pretty much passed out like pez candy to undeserving and unqualified folks?

Agin, dat book lernin' got notin on good ole horse sense.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Credenti​alism_and_educational_inflation

its real.  Your degree is worth maybe half of what it used to be and is no longer an indication of ability or talent.

drash is not wrong about this. Here are some perfect examples of degrees being awarded to complete morons:

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What college would give degrees to these idiots? Checks notes...Wharton? To all of them? Huh.

We at least Eric went to a different college. Checks notes...Georgetown, wonder why daddy didn't buy Eric a degree from Wharton?

There are shiatty colleges out there and rich people can get their kids through easily and that means all of academia is bullshiat and we should just take up wood working and animal husbandry?


Guess I should added an S?
 
2020-09-22 2:01:07 PM  
I'm sure her husband will do fine during his confirmation hearings.
 
2020-09-22 2:07:20 PM  

Armchair_Invective: It's mansplained in her campaign brochure.

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Ugh. Goreans. Never a more toxic cross between BDSM and D&D to be found than that.
 
2020-09-22 2:10:25 PM  

dwrash: Fart_Machine: Vlad_the_Inaner: dwrash: raius: dwrash: raius: This is why I think politicians should require more then just getting elected to hold office.  You should have to pass at least a basic civics course, something to show you understand how government is supposed to function.  All these common sense outsiders are generally disasters.

I am 100% against academia having any involvement in vetting or determining the suitability of a candidate.  That would be like the blind leading the blind.

You shouldn't be a politician if you can't understand the job.  There's some dipshiat in Kansas who might be elected as a 19 year old dishwasher.  I don't care if you're right or left but that's not enough qualification to represent other people.

Politician is the only job where being a complete dumbass is seen as a benefit to some people.  Can you imagine if pilots were hired this way?  Sure Frank has all the certification and book learning, but Jack is a straight shooter who tells it like it is so he gets to fly the plane today.

If you think Academia in any way shape or form is any kind of arbiter as to ability.... you just might be a dumbass.

Using Thundedome to select a plane's pilot would be a bad idea.

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Do you think they learned how to fly entirely in a school?  Hell no.   If the pilot only had an academic knowledge of flight would you let them fly your plane?  Hell no.  They attended a commercial flight school.. not a college.


It requires a BA in aeronautics, aviation, or aerospace science so yes they did go to
a four-year college or university for the academic portion of the program.
 
2020-09-22 2:18:03 PM  
It needs to be about how she'll vote, not her personally.

The ACA and Roe vs Wade are on the chopping block. The ACA is getting voted on a week after the election - she will vote against it. Roe vs Wade will be overturned, and that's just the beginning.

If Trump issued an order banning a political candidate from opposing him in the election or some other crazy shiat, with this woman on the court does anybody here think there's be enough opposition to stop him? If so, you don't belong here.

She will end up on the court. The only move now is to make the GOP pay the ultimate price. Full sweep of the government, ending the filibuster, clear super majority, court packing, adding states to the Union and focusing on getting rid of the EC to get rid of this minority rule bullshiat once and for all.

Attacking her personally, despite how much she may deserve it, will undermine all of that.
 
2020-09-22 2:18:24 PM  

Mugato: I'd like to see you hire a guy who took two law classes in high school to defend you in your sheep molestation case or the guy who read a pop up book on anatomy to get your head out of Trump's ass.


If he passed the bar exam with only that education than the public has ensured his/her competency.   Career exams are supposed to be a stop gap in making sure academia actually turns out competent people.
 
2020-09-22 2:21:46 PM  

Fart_Machine: It requires a BA in aeronautics, aviation, or aerospace science so yes they did go to
a four-year college

or university for the academic portion of the program.

Q: Do you need to go to college to become an airline pilot?

A: A bachelor's degree is not required to be an airline pilot. Some airlines do require it, while others do not. I would recommend attending a college or university. Having a degree will give you greater options and leave you in a better position if a medical issue were to prevent you from flying professionally.
 
2020-09-22 2:24:09 PM  
That's a Catholic group that's fringe enough I've never heard of them, and I'm pretty familiar with most.  Sounds like they have fallen into the heresy of Biblical fundamentalism (i.e. tenets of the group fall outside of Catholic doctrine).  It hurts to see American Christian Fundamentalism seeping into the mainline denominations.

Fun side note, the majority of the current court is Catholic... in fact, they are all either Catholic (one was Catholic, converted to Episcopalian... close enough) or Jewish.  Both religions have very strong academic traditions.  I doubt that it's a coincidence.
 
2020-09-22 2:26:12 PM  

Kit Fister: Armchair_Invective: It's mansplained in her campaign brochure.

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Ugh. Goreans. Never a more toxic cross between BDSM and D&D to be found than that.


You say that like the four sided dice does not exist.
 
2020-09-22 2:34:51 PM  

dwrash: Mugato: I'd like to see you hire a guy who took two law classes in high school to defend you in your sheep molestation case or the guy who read a pop up book on anatomy to get your head out of Trump's ass.

If he passed the bar exam with only that education than the public has ensured his/her competency.   Career exams are supposed to be a stop gap in making sure academia actually turns out competent people.


Would you support the equivalent of a bar exam for politicians?  I'm not saying they need a Phd, they just need to have basic competency for the job.
 
2020-09-22 2:35:47 PM  

Myrdinn: Kit Fister: Armchair_Invective: It's mansplained in her campaign brochure.

[Fark user image 290x475]

Ugh. Goreans. Never a more toxic cross between BDSM and D&D to be found than that.

You say that like the four sided dice does not exist.


No, you don't understand. Goreans are worse.
 
2020-09-22 2:36:16 PM  

dwrash: Fart_Machine: It requires a BA in aeronautics, aviation, or aerospace science so yes they did go to
a four-year college or university for the academic portion of the program.

Q: Do you need to go to college to become an airline pilot?

A: A bachelor's degree is not required to be an airline pilot. Some airlines do require it, while others do not. I would recommend attending a college or university. Having a degree will give you greater options and leave you in a better position if a medical issue were to prevent you from flying professionally.


Career Requirements
To become a pilot, you need a bachelor's degree in aircraft operations, aviation, aeronautical engineering, or a related field. In addition, you will complete up to two months of ground training and need more than 1,500 hours of flight experience.

Apr 30, 2020
 
2020-09-22 2:41:14 PM  

Fart_Machine: dwrash: Fart_Machine: It requires a BA in aeronautics, aviation, or aerospace science so yes they did go to
a four-year college or university for the academic portion of the program.

Q: Do you need to go to college to become an airline pilot?

A: A bachelor's degree is not required to be an airline pilot. Some airlines do require it, while others do not. I would recommend attending a college or university. Having a degree will give you greater options and leave you in a better position if a medical issue were to prevent you from flying professionally.

Career Requirements
To become a pilot, you need a bachelor's degree in aircraft operations, aviation, aeronautical engineering, or a related field. In addition, you will complete up to two months of ground training and need more than 1,500 hours of flight experience.

Apr 30, 2020


While the regional airlines do not require a bachelor's degree from a reputable college or university, major airlines do. This fact leads us to the next logical question, should you get an aviation degree to become a pilot? The answer is no. Getting an aviation degree or going to an aviation college is not a requirement to become an airline pilot. In fact, major airlines accept any and all bachelor fields and aren't the least bit concerned with what you studied in college. The degree is more of a tool to demonstrate an applicant's ability, discipline, and commitment. So, when choosing a degree major, choose something that you not only enjoy, but also think you could fall back on if necessary.

https://atpflightschool.com/become-a-​p​ilot/airline-career/do-you-need-a-degr​ee-to-be-a-pilot.html
 
2020-09-22 2:42:41 PM  

mpirooz: It needs to be about how she'll vote, not her personally.

The ACA and Roe vs Wade are on the chopping block. The ACA is getting voted on a week after the election - she will vote against it. Roe vs Wade will be overturned, and that's just the beginning.

If Trump issued an order banning a political candidate from opposing him in the election or some other crazy shiat, with this woman on the court does anybody here think there's be enough opposition to stop him? If so, you don't belong here.

She will end up on the court. The only move now is to make the GOP pay the ultimate price. Full sweep of the government, ending the filibuster, clear super majority, court packing, adding states to the Union and focusing on getting rid of the EC to get rid of this minority rule bullshiat once and for all.

Attacking her personally, despite how much she may deserve it, will undermine all of that.


Wrong. She's biased. She not just biased, she's out there on the ledge biased.

With her, "equal justice before the law" is builshirt.
 
2020-09-22 2:46:27 PM  

dwrash: Fart_Machine: dwrash: Fart_Machine: It requires a BA in aeronautics, aviation, or aerospace science so yes they did go to
a four-year college or university for the academic portion of the program.

Q: Do you need to go to college to become an airline pilot?

A: A bachelor's degree is not required to be an airline pilot. Some airlines do require it, while others do not. I would recommend attending a college or university. Having a degree will give you greater options and leave you in a better position if a medical issue were to prevent you from flying professionally.

Career Requirements
To become a pilot, you need a bachelor's degree in aircraft operations, aviation, aeronautical engineering, or a related field. In addition, you will complete up to two months of ground training and need more than 1,500 hours of flight experience.

Apr 30, 2020

While the regional airlines do not require a bachelor's degree from a reputable college or university, major airlines do. This fact leads us to the next logical question, should you get an aviation degree to become a pilot? The answer is no. Getting an aviation degree or going to an aviation college is not a requirement to become an airline pilot. In fact, major airlines accept any and all bachelor fields and aren't the least bit concerned with what you studied in college. The degree is more of a tool to demonstrate an applicant's ability, discipline, and commitment. So, when choosing a degree major, choose something that you not only enjoy, but also think you could fall back on if necessary.

https://atpflightschool.com/become-a-p​ilot/airline-career/do-you-need-a-degr​ee-to-be-a-pilot.html


They still don't let you fly the plane just because the other passengers thought your promises to reduce the flight time in half was popular.  You're getting stuck on the degree part, and ignoring the shows basic competency for the job part.
 
2020-09-22 2:47:35 PM  

raius: dwrash: Mugato: I'd like to see you hire a guy who took two law classes in high school to defend you in your sheep molestation case or the guy who read a pop up book on anatomy to get your head out of Trump's ass.

If he passed the bar exam with only that education than the public has ensured his/her competency.   Career exams are supposed to be a stop gap in making sure academia actually turns out competent people.

Would you support the equivalent of a bar exam for politicians?  I'm not saying they need a Phd, they just need to have basic competency for the job.


That is a good question... In a sense, our entire system from municipal to federal elected positions should serve as a farm type of system where those that get to the federal level have already demonstrated their abilities while working up the governmental chain.  The next issue is that the parties themselves should vet their candidates and should control who can primary in their party.  Trump never should have been allowed to campaign on the Republican ticket and Bernie (a staunch independent until 2016 had contributed nothing to the party) should never have been allowed to run as a democrat.   Party politics should not be about popularity but who is best for the party and the people.

So the answer is that the local, county and state committee members should have already vetted candidates and no one should be able to declare their candidacy and run without their consent.
 
2020-09-22 2:49:49 PM  
But, but - she's a woman.

You know who else was a woman?

That's right, Eva Braun.
 
2020-09-22 2:49:55 PM  

dwrash: raius: dwrash: Mugato: I'd like to see you hire a guy who took two law classes in high school to defend you in your sheep molestation case or the guy who read a pop up book on anatomy to get your head out of Trump's ass.

If he passed the bar exam with only that education than the public has ensured his/her competency.   Career exams are supposed to be a stop gap in making sure academia actually turns out competent people.

Would you support the equivalent of a bar exam for politicians?  I'm not saying they need a Phd, they just need to have basic competency for the job.

That is a good question... In a sense, our entire system from municipal to federal elected positions should serve as a farm type of system where those that get to the federal level have already demonstrated their abilities while working up the governmental chain.  The next issue is that the parties themselves should vet their candidates and should control who can primary in their party.  Trump never should have been allowed to campaign on the Republican ticket and Bernie (a staunch independent until 2016 had contributed nothing to the party) should never have been allowed to run as a democrat.   Party politics should not be about popularity but who is best for the party and the people.

So the answer is that the local, county and state committee members should have already vetted candidates and no one should be able to declare their candidacy and run without their consent.


The fact a party can't disqualify someone from running for their party never made sense to me.  The party should be responsible for ensuring their candidates are proficient for the job.  You can run as an independent if you don't like them having any say.
 
2020-09-22 2:51:26 PM  

whitroth: mpirooz: It needs to be about how she'll vote, not her personally.

The ACA and Roe vs Wade are on the chopping block. The ACA is getting voted on a week after the election - she will vote against it. Roe vs Wade will be overturned, and that's just the beginning.

If Trump issued an order banning a political candidate from opposing him in the election or some other crazy shiat, with this woman on the court does anybody here think there's be enough opposition to stop him? If so, you don't belong here.

She will end up on the court. The only move now is to make the GOP pay the ultimate price. Full sweep of the government, ending the filibuster, clear super majority, court packing, adding states to the Union and focusing on getting rid of the EC to get rid of this minority rule bullshiat once and for all.

Attacking her personally, despite how much she may deserve it, will undermine all of that.

Wrong. She's biased. She not just biased, she's out there on the ledge biased.

With her, "equal justice before the law" is builshirt.


I'm not wrong, and I'm not saying she's not biased. I'm saying that attacking her bias as a political strategy is a terrible idea. Instead you have to protect the things she will dismantle - the ACA, RvW, etc.

Can you be more specific as to why you think I'm wrong?
 
2020-09-22 3:00:26 PM  

Kit Fister: No, you don't understand. Goreans are worse.


I will admit that I do not know much about them, other than an apparent fascination with a stylized 'k' that, as a leg man, absolutely ruins the scenery.
 
2020-09-22 3:06:27 PM  

exqqqme: vygramul: I want him to nominate Alex Jones or Ivanka or Julian Assange. I want to see someone incredibly bad nominated just to see what the GOP will tolerate. Because if it's anything, we should be informed of such.

Farkers...I keep telling ya, it's going to be Pirro

/Drink!
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Pirro or Candice Owens... Trump could beat Biden to the "black woman" punch then.
 
2020-09-22 3:07:12 PM  

Myrdinn: Kit Fister: No, you don't understand. Goreans are worse.

I will admit that I do not know much about them, other than an apparent fascination with a stylized 'k' that, as a leg man, absolutely ruins the scenery.


Let's put it this way. All of the trappings of Ren Fair "LARP"ing, with more misogyny than every Evangelical religious nutter and GOP member combined.
 
2020-09-22 3:07:18 PM  
I guess I read that headline too fast, I skipped over the word "in" and replace the letter "l" in cult with and "n". That would have sounded appropriate.
 
2020-09-22 3:16:10 PM  

GardenWeasel: Why are we replacing a Jew with a Catholic?


And why aren't the Evangelicals pushing for a real Christian?
 
2020-09-22 3:16:30 PM  

Kit Fister: Let's put it this way. All of the trappings of Ren Fair "LARP"ing, with more misogyny than every Evangelical religious nutter and GOP member combined.


LillyFromAtt_Horrified.gif

No, seriously.  I grew up in, and now live in, Southeast Missouri. 
And, was a Baptist deacon in said area coontil Trumpism destroyed my local Cooperative Baptist church).

The twain combined would be on par of dime horror novels about slavery in the Antebellum.
 
2020-09-22 3:19:53 PM  

flondrix: GardenWeasel: Why are we replacing a Jew with a Catholic?

And why aren't the Evangelicals pushing for a real Christian?


Who would trust an Episcopalian?  Methodists?  Presbyterians?  Liberty Pentecostals, United!?

Oh, I know.  The Ukrainian Evangelical Baptists... of Canada.
 
2020-09-22 3:35:15 PM  

SurfaceTension: Opus Dei?


Already did that one.
 
2020-09-22 3:51:16 PM  

dwrash: A: A bachelor's degree is not required to be an airline pilot.


I suppose you could get to be a pilot to transfer some "goods" to some "clients" but look at legitimate job listings. There aren't a whole lot of above minimum wage jobs that don't require a degree,
 
2020-09-22 3:57:15 PM  

Mugato: dwrash: A: A bachelor's degree is not required to be an airline pilot.

I suppose you could get to be a pilot to transfer some "goods" to some "clients" but look at legitimate job listings. There aren't a whole lot of above minimum wage jobs that don't require a degree,


Times have really changed since our schools have tanked.  I've been through 4 difference career changes with just a high school degree (1978) and I have been into the 6 figure range for about the last 20 years.  Would my career path been easier with a degree?  Up to a certain point yes, but after 20 years it becomes irrelevant and your track record speaks louder.
 
2020-09-22 3:59:32 PM  

Jake Havechek: dittybopper: qorkfiend: You think that means no one can ever talk about it?

Yes, when it comes to her confirmation or not.

If any senators bring it up in the hearings, then yes, absolute violation of Article VI.

And if the senators can't bring it up, what's the point of talking about it?   It's a nullity.   It's like discussing why water is wet.

Water isn't wet.  Whatever is in water or gets splashed by it is wet.  Jesus Christ.


And when it hits him it's wine, so why talk about wine?
 
2020-09-22 4:04:29 PM  

dwrash: Mugato: dwrash: A: A bachelor's degree is not required to be an airline pilot.

I suppose you could get to be a pilot to transfer some "goods" to some "clients" but look at legitimate job listings. There aren't a whole lot of above minimum wage jobs that don't require a degree,

Times have really changed since our schools have tanked.  I've been through 4 difference career changes with just a high school degree (1978) and I have been into the 6 figure range for about the last 20 years.  Would my career path been easier with a degree?  Up to a certain point yes, but after 20 years it becomes irrelevant and your track record speaks louder.


Can I ask what you do now?

"You may ask."

--James T. Kirk, Wrath of Khan
 
2020-09-22 4:06:10 PM  

gar1013: qorkfiend: dittybopper: Irrelevant, and if used against her in the hearings, a violation of the Constitution of the United States of America:

https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs​/constitution-transcript
Article. VI.
All Debts contracted and Engagements entered into, before the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be as valid against the United States under this Constitution, as under the Confederation.
This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.
The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.

If you're saying she can't be confirmed because of her religious beliefs (or lack thereof, if that applied), that's a flat-out violation of Article VI.

Doesn't matter if she's in a "cult" or not.   It's a blanket prohibition with no exceptions.

You think that means no one can ever talk about it?

It's illegal for the Senators to consider it.

It's just normal bigotry for you to consider it.


Um we who are criticizing her, are criticizing her CHOICE to give an oath to a third party outside her church. You can't be bigoted against a choice, like your choice to be a hypocrite
 
2020-09-22 4:09:20 PM  

Mugato: dwrash: Mugato: dwrash: A: A bachelor's degree is not required to be an airline pilot.

I suppose you could get to be a pilot to transfer some "goods" to some "clients" but look at legitimate job listings. There aren't a whole lot of above minimum wage jobs that don't require a degree,

Times have really changed since our schools have tanked.  I've been through 4 difference career changes with just a high school degree (1978) and I have been into the 6 figure range for about the last 20 years.  Would my career path been easier with a degree?  Up to a certain point yes, but after 20 years it becomes irrelevant and your track record speaks louder.

Can I ask what you do now?

"You may ask."

--James T. Kirk, Wrath of Khan


Software Developer/Cloud Architect/CI-CD Engineer/Database Engineer (SQL and No-SQL)
 
2020-09-22 4:17:04 PM  

mpirooz: whitroth: mpirooz: It needs to be about how she'll vote, not her personally.

The ACA and Roe vs Wade are on the chopping block. The ACA is getting voted on a week after the election - she will vote against it. Roe vs Wade will be overturned, and that's just the beginning.

If Trump issued an order banning a political candidate from opposing him in the election or some other crazy shiat, with this woman on the court does anybody here think there's be enough opposition to stop him? If so, you don't belong here.

She will end up on the court. The only move now is to make the GOP pay the ultimate price. Full sweep of the government, ending the filibuster, clear super majority, court packing, adding states to the Union and focusing on getting rid of the EC to get rid of this minority rule bullshiat once and for all.

Attacking her personally, despite how much she may deserve it, will undermine all of that.

Wrong. She's biased. She not just biased, she's out there on the ledge biased.

With her, "equal justice before the law" is builshirt.

I'm not wrong, and I'm not saying she's not biased. I'm saying that attacking her bias as a political strategy is a terrible idea. Instead you have to protect the things she will dismantle - the ACA, RvW, etc.

Can you be more specific as to why you think I'm wrong?


One of the alleged requirements for a judge is to be IMPARTIAL. She's really going to *ever* recuse herself?

No. He overwhelming bias disqualifies her. I'd love to see an impartial bar association rating on her.
 
2020-09-22 4:17:27 PM  

dwrash: Mugato: dwrash: Mugato: dwrash: A: A bachelor's degree is not required to be an airline pilot.

I suppose you could get to be a pilot to transfer some "goods" to some "clients" but look at legitimate job listings. There aren't a whole lot of above minimum wage jobs that don't require a degree,

Times have really changed since our schools have tanked.  I've been through 4 difference career changes with just a high school degree (1978) and I have been into the 6 figure range for about the last 20 years.  Would my career path been easier with a degree?  Up to a certain point yes, but after 20 years it becomes irrelevant and your track record speaks louder.

Can I ask what you do now?

"You may ask."

--James T. Kirk, Wrath of Khan

Software Developer/Cloud Architect/CI-CD Engineer/Database Engineer (SQL and No-SQL)


Fair enough.

I do the first and last parts of that and don't make six figures so good for you. I guarantee you couldn't get that kind of a gig without a degree today. Or without a relative with connections.
 
2020-09-22 4:25:12 PM  

dwrash: Prank Call of Cthulhu: dwrash: experts' have no place in our government

Wow.

"Ah want people in the gummint jes lahk me, folks as seems like ah cu'd goan hev a beer with em. Don' need no fancy book larnin'."

I see you cut the qualifying statement at the end of that sentence.  Our 'experts' have shown just how much they are only useful idiots in this crisis.  They flip flop and lie while playing us for chumps.

As a friend used to say to me.. 'experts' are nothing more than 'normalsperts' with attitude.


You and your friend sound like the thin skinned type that feels put upon when someone else tells y'all a fact y'all didn't know, because it makes you feel ignorant. When all they are trying to do is convince/teach. Your insecurity, and inability to realize you may be wrong is the fault, not the "experts". Once you open your eyes, you might change like I did.
 
2020-09-22 4:48:12 PM  

Leader O'Cola: qorkfiend: Leader O'Cola: qorkfiend: havocmike: qorkfiend: havocmike: Why is such an important decision a simple majority vote? Shouldn't something like this be a 2/3rds vote?

No

because?

Why should it be?

Why should ratifying an amendment require more than a majority vote?

Because it's supposed to be difficult

Why?


Hysteresis.

Things would oscillate back and forth if the threshold was 50 %
 
2020-09-22 4:48:43 PM  

dwrash: Fart_Machine: Vlad_the_Inaner: dwrash: raius: dwrash: raius: This is why I think politicians should require more then just getting elected to hold office.  You should have to pass at least a basic civics course, something to show you understand how government is supposed to function.  All these common sense outsiders are generally disasters.

I am 100% against academia having any involvement in vetting or determining the suitability of a candidate.  That would be like the blind leading the blind.

You shouldn't be a politician if you can't understand the job.  There's some dipshiat in Kansas who might be elected as a 19 year old dishwasher.  I don't care if you're right or left but that's not enough qualification to represent other people.

Politician is the only job where being a complete dumbass is seen as a benefit to some people.  Can you imagine if pilots were hired this way?  Sure Frank has all the certification and book learning, but Jack is a straight shooter who tells it like it is so he gets to fly the plane today.

If you think Academia in any way shape or form is any kind of arbiter as to ability.... you just might be a dumbass.

Using Thundedome to select a plane's pilot would be a bad idea.

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Do you think they learned how to fly entirely in a school?  Hell no.   If the pilot only had an academic knowledge of flight would you let them fly your plane?  Hell no.  They attended a commercial flight school.. not a college.


Bullshiat. I went to school at CWU and one of my roommates was in their flight school, and I  worked in the library with another flight student. I'm sure CWU wasn't the only university to have a flight school either. You do need an education to be a successful commercial pilot, because the interaction you have there with people from all over, prepares you for a traveling career. You seem to spew Dennis Prager talking points about education.

Why the right doesn't like education comes down to one reason: they don't like competition in indoctrination. They're peachy keen when it's pastors, priests, generals and drill sergeants doing the indoctrination. And of the three groups (clergy, military or educators) which is least likely to use illogical tradition and fear based arguments, and more likely to use the scientific method, reasoning and fact in their "indoctrination". That is clear.  The more Prager and others like him are successful, there will be more ignorant people more likely to buy into the Trump cult.
 
2020-09-22 4:48:47 PM  

dwrash: Up to a certain point yes, but after 20 years it becomes irrelevant and your track record speaks louder.


I hope your track record in the real world is different than your track record on Fark, because based on your Fark track record I wouldn't trust you to flip a burger without getting boogers on it.
 
2020-09-22 4:53:07 PM  

scalpod: But, but - she's a woman.

You know who else was a woman?

That's right, Eva Braun.


Republicans in 2016:  "I would vote for a woman, just not that woman"

Lefties in 2020: " I want a woman on the Supreme Court, just not that woman"

Good.  So can we agree that identity politics is a bullshiat excuse to support someone for public service now?
 
2020-09-22 4:57:33 PM  
FTFA: According to Craig S. Lent, the group's leader, People of Praise is neither "nefarious" nor "controversial"

Of COURSE an idiot like him would say that. Conservatives always seem to want to portray their weird, repressive and toxic ideas as normal and mainstream.

It doesn't work any more because we all know they are pushing a load of crap.
 
2020-09-22 5:08:04 PM  

Animatronik: And so the organized smear campaign begins...


Birther backers know about organized smear campaigns.
 
2020-09-22 5:12:09 PM  

stlbluez: Exluddite: It has become glaringly obvious that the framers of the constitution didn't count on people this corrupt, this stupid, or both actually getting elected.

lol.
The framers of the constitution in many cases owned slaves.. were devout Christians ... and their women were most definitely at HOME with their mouths shut and their aprons on.
If they were shocked at anything.... it would be the liberal lunacy of the far left.

/shhh... adults are talking.


Being a condescending douche is pretty crass, especially since nothing you said has to do with the stupidity and corruption of this administration that I was addressing. All you did was twist to the framers being slave owners (some where), devout Christians (Deists mostly), and being misogynists (arguable). Oh, and of course they would have been shocked by the "far left".

/shh... the literate adults are talking.
 
2020-09-22 5:18:39 PM  

PunGent: vygramul: I want him to nominate Alex Jones or Ivanka or Julian Assange. I want to see someone incredibly bad nominated just to see what the GOP will tolerate. Because if it's anything, we should be informed of such.

Pretty sure Trump's election in the first place told us that.  Never mind Hillary...there were plenty of sane GOP nominees they could've gone with.

They showed their true colors, and they're a sickly orange/tan.


Good point. There are good reasons to argue nominating Ted Cruz would not have said something substantially different but Rubio would have been unequivocally better both morally and in terms of competence... and he's a guy who said we needed 2000 more F-35s during the campaign.
 
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