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(Newsweek)   Potential Trump SCOTUS nominee Amy Coney Barrett may forgo traditional justice robes for something a little more...Margaret Atwood   (newsweek.com) divider line
    More: Scary, The Handmaid's Tale, religious group, People of Praise group, Margaret Atwood, Amy Coney Barrett, Charismatic Movement, Supreme Court of the United States, former members  
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2020-09-22 2:31:53 PM  
13 votes:

geom_00: FTFA: "He has also insisted in several interviews that the group is not a cult "

You know how I know that it's a cult?


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2020-09-22 2:36:43 PM  
7 votes:
If she is to be the nominee there are a couple of questions the Dems on the judiciary committee may want to ask themselves.

1.  Does the DNC really want to publicly attack a woman in October?
2.  Does the DNC really want to publicly attack a woman over her Christian faith in October?

Of course not.  But they will.
 
2020-09-22 2:27:50 PM  
7 votes:

aaronx: You would have to be a complete moron to expose someone like that to a Judicial Committee grilling.

I can't wait.


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"My ears are burning!"
 
2020-09-22 2:39:22 PM  
5 votes:
Don't worry, I'm sure she's played Devils Triangle and boofed with Kavanaugh and Squee and Donkey Dong Doug...she saved the calendars to prove it.

/she likes beer, ok?
//when was the last time you passed out?
 
2020-09-22 2:30:51 PM  
5 votes:

JDAT: Looks like pretty normal robes to me.

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Y'know the thing about a conservative judge, she's got... lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll's eyes.
 
2020-09-22 5:27:45 PM  
4 votes:
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2020-09-22 2:36:41 PM  
4 votes:

JDAT: Looks like pretty normal robes to me.

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What a compelling defense of her qualifications.

Well, I guess that's a wrap!  Let's close up the thread.
 
2020-09-22 2:25:07 PM  
4 votes:
Looks like pretty normal robes to me.

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2020-09-22 4:21:55 PM  
3 votes:

Alien Robot: [i.pinimg.com image 256x192]

Correction: This article's headline originally stated that People of Praise inspired 'The Handmaid's Tale'. The book's author, Margaret Atwood, has never specifically mentioned the group as being the inspiration for her work. A New Yorker profile of the author from 2017 mentions a newspaper clipping as part of her research for the book of a different charismatic Catholic group, People of Hope. Newsweek regrets the error.



I expect we are going to see a lot of "errors" from various media sources on whoever gets nominated in the coming weeks.
 
2020-09-22 2:42:11 PM  
3 votes:

Subtonic: JDAT: If she is to be the nominee there are a couple of questions the Dems on the judiciary committee may want to ask themselves.

1.  Does the DNC really want to publicly attack a woman in October?
2.  Does the DNC really want to publicly attack a woman over her Christian faith in October?

Of course not.  But they will.

I bet that 'concern' of your's sounded smart in your head.


It's not concern.  It's a prediction.
 
2020-09-22 2:46:10 PM  
2 votes:
I almost miss the days when the Pope sent out the Inquisition to deal with heresy like the People of Praise.

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2020-09-22 3:47:26 PM  
1 vote:
The charismatic Christian parachurch organization, which was founded in South Bend, Indiana in 1971, teaches that men have authority over their wives.

Noice!

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2020-09-22 3:42:58 PM  
1 vote:

FnkyTwn: JDAT: If she is to be the nominee there are a couple of questions the Dems on the judiciary committee may want to ask themselves.

1.  Does the DNC really want to publicly attack a woman in October?
2.  Does the DNC really want to publicly attack a woman over her Christian faith in October?

Of course not.  But they will.

She's Catholic, and as any non-Catholic Christian knows, Catholics aren't Christian.


What I find fascinating is that it's being reported in Newsweek.  I guess they don't like competing religious cults.
 
2020-09-22 2:59:44 PM  
1 vote:

Bear_of_Arkona: I am a bit surprised that they put up flavor of Catholic. I would bet most of Trump's base consists of mouth-breathers that equate Catholicism with Satanism.


Her cult isn't strictly catholic.
 
2020-09-22 2:39:01 PM  
1 vote:
 
2020-09-22 2:31:22 PM  
1 vote:

Jake Havechek: It's a damn cult.


But enough about the Republicans >.>

/I'm very glad not to have ovaries in this country
 
2020-09-22 2:27:43 PM  
1 vote:
A competent opposition party would've made her a big story during her 2017 nomination.  Literally the basis for Handmaid's Tale.  Jesus Christ what a perfect softball before the midterms.

The tears ain't from laughter, but I am laughing.
 
2020-09-22 2:27:15 PM  
1 vote:
If her beliefs are that a woman should submit to her husband... Would she be a true justice? Or would the husband's views and opinions set her decisions?

I fail to see how someone who clings to subservience is, in any way, capable, competent or appropriate for an independent judiciary.

And, for the "But Constitution!" people... I don't give a poo what her religious denomination is. I care that she has stated she is not independent. She is, by her own words, going to go with what her husband says. That's the opposite of a nomination's purpose.
 
2020-09-22 2:26:21 PM  
1 vote:
Remember after Trump was elected and some of us were saying how we're on the way to Handmaid's Tale times, and some of you told us we were overreacting? Now his potential SC nominee belongs to a cult that inspired the freakin' book. So shut up.
 
2020-09-22 2:21:33 PM  
1 vote:

aaronx: You would have to be a complete moron to expose someone like that to a Judicial Committee grilling.

I can't wait.


If only it mattered.
 
2020-09-22 2:16:50 PM  
1 vote:
You would have to be a complete moron to expose someone like that to a Judicial Committee grilling.

I can't wait.
 
2020-09-22 2:01:51 PM  
1 vote:
Huh.  I guess it actually is an instruction manual.

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