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2020-10-19 11:19:13 AM  
51 votes:
From TFA: "She's been groomed since birth to overturn Roe versus Wade. She's like the Terminator. A robot programmed to fulfill one task. Except she wasn't sent from the future, she was sent from the past."

Okay, that was funny.
 
2020-10-19 11:07:25 AM  
49 votes:
Bill Maher still thinks Democrats care about what Bill Maher thinks.
 
2020-10-19 11:13:45 AM  
47 votes:

UNC_Samurai: Bill Maher still thinks Democrats care about what Bill Maher thinks.


He may be a huge ass but he's right on this one.
 
2020-10-19 12:01:50 PM  
40 votes:
Well, she did overturn a ruling of damages on a rape case where a prison guard raped a female inmate, saying that since raping the prisoner wasn't part of his guard duties, there should be no payment.  And she said calling someone the N-word in a place of business does not constitute workplace harassment.

So even without religion, she is farking nuts.
 
2020-10-19 12:14:43 PM  
18 votes:

darkhorse23: He may be a huge ass but he's right on this one.


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2020-10-19 12:19:35 PM  
14 votes:

SpecialSnowFlake: Sure "being nuts is relevant" but the 'fark your feelings' crowd would have a field day crying about being called nuts.

'So much for the tolerant left' and 'but mah freedumbz', etc. etc.


At some point, the non-mentally-challenged amongst us have to stop worrying so much about offending the mentally challenged and push them out of the way to make a better society without their assistance.
 
2020-10-19 12:17:55 PM  
14 votes:

darkhorse23: UNC_Samurai: Bill Maher still thinks Democrats care about what Bill Maher thinks.

He may be a huge ass but he's right on this one.


I disagree with you on this. She's going to get put on the Supreme Court no matter what. Yes, she is a religious nutter but going after that will lead to a whole bunch of Republican talking points about how Democrats hate Christians in order to drive their voters to the polls. Instead the Democrats need to hold up some of her more atrocious decisions like the black man that she claimed didn't have a hostile work environment even though his supervisor was calling him the N-word to his face or the woman who was repeatedly raped in jail but was told that she couldn't sue the county because rape wasn't in the job description of the county employee doing the raping.
 
2020-10-19 12:15:52 PM  
14 votes:
They should be planning for her removal and packing the court.   Fark this circus.
 
2020-10-19 12:25:10 PM  
13 votes:

Jack Sabbath: Well, she did overturn a ruling of damages on a rape case where a prison guard raped a female inmate, saying that since raping the prisoner wasn't part of his guard duties, there should be no payment.  And she said calling someone the N-word in a place of business does not constitute workplace harassment.

So even without religion, she is farking nuts.


Her fellow justices should start calling her a c*nt, even during arguments, since that kind of thing isn't considered hostile.
 
2020-10-19 12:24:58 PM  
11 votes:

DarnoKonrad: They should be planning for her removal and packing the court.   Fark this circus.


NEVER going to happen. Removing a SCOTUS judge is the same as the President. Majority in the House and 2/3 of the Senate. You will NEVER get 67 votes to remove her in the Senate.

I actually think that 50% plus one or the VP is too minimal for a lifetime appointment. This allows whoever is in power to put pretty much any dipshiat in. Raise the bar to 2/3 of the Senate for judicial appointments and you will never get extremists from EITHER side. You will only get moderate judges that are highly respected and competent.
 
2020-10-19 12:21:19 PM  
10 votes:
I'd rather not have someone who believes they're literally eating transubstantiated human flesh and blood every week having any kind of influence over my life.
 
2020-10-19 12:26:59 PM  
9 votes:
I'm about 50/50 on Maher, but I do tend to agree with him about religion, particularly christianity.  christians are the greatest threat to America.  Just look at what their fat, orange messiah is doing in the White House.

100% of the issues facing America today is caused by christians.
 
2020-10-19 12:24:18 PM  
9 votes:
Let's nominate a Muslim to the high court and find out how taboo questions of faith/values really are to Republicans.
 
2020-10-19 12:14:39 PM  
9 votes:
He's not wrong but he's still Bill Mahr.
 
2020-10-19 11:28:28 AM  
8 votes:
You mean as opposed to her stances on climate change and equality for all?
 
2020-10-19 12:25:46 PM  
7 votes:

darkhorse23: UNC_Samurai: Bill Maher still thinks Democrats care about what Bill Maher thinks.

He may be a huge ass but he's right on this one.


No, no he's not.

Attacking her because she belongs to fringe variant of Catholicism will look like, to the general public, that you are attacking her because she is Catholic, period, and there are way too many Catholics (and other Christians who might take offense as well) who vote to do that.

Like it or not, the vast majority of American voters are at least nominally Christian.
 
2020-10-19 12:21:30 PM  
7 votes:
Both she and Kavanaugh should be impeached since it can be easily established that they lied to the Senate. I don't see the Democrats having the stones for it though.

Also this Bill Mahar guy is a real firebrand. He could make a career out of being politically incorrect. What a devil may care attitude. The guy is white hot. I'll be keeping an eye on him.
 
2020-10-19 12:20:13 PM  
7 votes:
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2020-10-19 12:41:12 PM  
6 votes:

whidbey: How abortion is even tied to Christianity makes no sense whatsoever.

Where does it say in the Bible that you can't abort a fetus?


It's right after the section on guns and gay marriage
 
2020-10-19 12:30:16 PM  
6 votes:
How abortion is even tied to Christianity makes no sense whatsoever.

Where does it say in the Bible that you can't abort a fetus?
 
2020-10-19 12:19:49 PM  
6 votes:

red230: darkhorse23: UNC_Samurai: Bill Maher still thinks Democrats care about what Bill Maher thinks.

He may be a huge ass but he's right on this one.

I disagree with you on this. She's going to get put on the Supreme Court no matter what. Yes, she is a religious nutter but going after that will lead to a whole bunch of Republican talking points about how Democrats hate Christians in order to drive their voters to the polls. Instead the Democrats need to hold up some of her more atrocious decisions like the black man that she claimed didn't have a hostile work environment even though his supervisor was calling him the N-word to his face or the woman who was repeatedly raped in jail but was told that she couldn't sue the county because rape wasn't in the job description of the county employee doing the raping.


Both of which are directly tied to her religion and it's teachings.
 
2020-10-19 12:28:19 PM  
5 votes:
Bill misses the mark- Catholics hate her, for being a fringe nut. She's the worst embodiment of "read the bible, it's a how-to manual" but misses the point that it isn't, because she picks and chooses the most oppressive parts to subscribe to.

If you've never seen this scene from The West Wing, it's appropriate:

The West Wing- Bible Lesson
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2020-10-19 12:24:37 PM  
5 votes:

Explodo: SpecialSnowFlake: Sure "being nuts is relevant" but the 'fark your feelings' crowd would have a field day crying about being called nuts.

'So much for the tolerant left' and 'but mah freedumbz', etc. etc.

At some point, the non-mentally-challenged amongst us have to stop worrying so much about offending the mentally challenged and push them out of the way to make a better society without their assistance.


They'll bring down federal buildings with day-cares in them if we can't reintegrate them into society.
 
2020-10-19 12:23:06 PM  
5 votes:
this is correct. she is a theocratic dominionist nut. she does not belong on ANY court.

but bill maher is an obnoxious anti-vaxxer asshole, so it's not like his opinions carry much weight...
 
2020-10-19 12:19:17 PM  
5 votes:

DarnoKonrad: They should be planning for her removal and packing the court.   Fark this circus.


Has no one tried corrupting her husband with an underage babysitter?!

DO I HAVE TO THINK OF EVERYTHING MYSELF?!
 
2020-10-19 12:16:12 PM  
5 votes:

Jack Sabbath: Well, she did overturn a ruling of damages on a rape case where a prison guard raped a female inmate, saying that since raping the prisoner wasn't part of his guard duties, there should be no payment.  And she said calling someone the N-word in a place of business does not constitute workplace harassment.

So even without religion, she is farking nuts.


Some would say both can be traced back to religious biases, particularly regarding the role of the female in society.
 
2020-10-19 12:40:26 PM  
4 votes:

whidbey: How abortion is even tied to Christianity makes no sense whatsoever.

Where does it say in the Bible that you can't abort a fetus?


The Bible is OK with abortion. The Bible actually requires that pregnant women accused of adultery go to their priest, who would give her a test that would cause the baby to be aborted if it isn't the husband's. (Numbers 5:11-31). I've never once heard a Christian try to square that biblical teaching with the the modern Republican stance on abortion.
 
2020-10-19 12:21:09 PM  
4 votes:
I think the REAL question that we're all wondering is: who amidst the valiant commenters on here dislikes Bill Maher the most? Remember to show your work to be eligible for the trophy.
 
2020-10-19 12:17:44 PM  
4 votes:
Not wrong just an asshole dot jpeg
 
2020-10-19 12:44:32 PM  
3 votes:
jerryskid: 100% of the issues facing America today is caused by christians.


                                       
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2020-10-19 12:43:03 PM  
3 votes:

GoldSpider: It's Bensane Garrison!: As a so called "religious zealot" I'm getting a kick...

If you don't like being called a "religious zealot" then stop professing a belief in things for which no proof exists.


No one has ever accused me of believing you're not a troll yet here we are. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
 
2020-10-19 12:42:13 PM  
3 votes:
Bill Maher is a dumbass, why should Democrats make this into a fight against religion?  That's what will happen if they attempt to bring up her being a crazy Catholic.  Just stick to the face that she self identifies as a conservative, and regardless of her non-answers, we KNOW she's going to rule against affordable healthcare, and against abortion rights.
 
2020-10-19 12:30:57 PM  
3 votes:
It's relevant, but it's also a great way to lose the voters mandate at a time that they currently have it. If they continue to highlight how anti-democratic this whole mess has been from Garland to barret, and how Republicans are stackin the courts with unqualified wingnuts, the voters will likely support a supreme court expansion. If they attack barret for her faith, they'll lose a ton of support even if faith should have no bearing in politics.
 
2020-10-19 12:23:46 PM  
3 votes:

red230: darkhorse23: UNC_Samurai: Bill Maher still thinks Democrats care about what Bill Maher thinks.

He may be a huge ass but he's right on this one.

I disagree with you on this. She's going to get put on the Supreme Court no matter what. Yes, she is a religious nutter but going after that will lead to a whole bunch of Republican talking points about how Democrats hate Christians in order to drive their voters to the polls. Instead the Democrats need to hold up some of her more atrocious decisions like the black man that she claimed didn't have a hostile work environment even though his supervisor was calling him the N-word to his face or the woman who was repeatedly raped in jail but was told that she couldn't sue the county because rape wasn't in the job description of the county employee doing the raping.


She was on the Seventh Circuit. The Seventh Circuit is kind of garbage on this issue. I used to do civil rights employment cases there. I once saw an appellate argument where the defendant's attorney had to correct the record because "the defendant didn't rub his testicles in the plaintiff's face, he only waved them in her face" and later had to concede that he rubbed his testicles on the plaintiff's keyboard. The Seventh Circuit upheld judgment in favor of the defendant because they didn't find his behavior to be severe or pervasive.
 
2020-10-19 12:57:49 PM  
2 votes:

luna1580: this is correct. she is a theocratic dominionist nut. she does not belong on ANY court.

but bill maher is an obnoxious anti-vaxxer asshole, so it's not like his opinions carry much weight...


Agree that he's an anti-vaxxer jerkoff.  But he usually nails it on religion -- and certainly nailed it on this front.  She should not even be considered for any official position, much less one of the most powerful ones in the nation.  She's a theocratic nut case.
 
2020-10-19 12:53:48 PM  
2 votes:
Don't ask about her religion in particular. Ask her more generally about how a judge should deal with conflicts between the doctrine of their religion and the criminal and civil laws of the United States.
 
2020-10-19 12:52:46 PM  
2 votes:

shut_it_down: whidbey: How abortion is even tied to Christianity makes no sense whatsoever.

Where does it say in the Bible that you can't abort a fetus?

The Bible is OK with abortion. The Bible actually requires that pregnant women accused of adultery go to their priest, who would give her a test that would cause the baby to be aborted if it isn't the husband's. (Numbers 5:11−31). I've never once heard a Christian try to square that biblical teaching with the the modern Republican stance on abortion.

The LORD God of Israel also repeatedly defines Personhood as beginning at age one month after birth (twice in Numbers Chapter 3 alone, plus five mentions therein of His commandment being carried out with respect to a Census of the various sub-tribes of Levites, and then all of the Israelites, for a total of seven mentions of that in that one chapter; plus the opening of Leviticus Chapter 27 in which the LORD assigns monetary value to various demographic groups yet no value at all to anyone under that age, and more).
 
2020-10-19 12:46:29 PM  
2 votes:

xalres: I'd rather not have someone who believes they're literally eating transubstantiated human flesh and blood every week having any kind of influence over my life.

You mean like Biden?
 
2020-10-19 12:45:21 PM  
2 votes:
The problem with Bill Maher is that he thinks he lives in a country filled with Bill Mahers. Thank God that's not true.
 
2020-10-19 12:43:38 PM  
2 votes:

GoldSpider: HotWingConspiracy: If a bunch of Senators wish to be on record declaring that it's ok to lie to the Senate, they should be given the opportunity to state that.

Because that's been proven a formidable deterrent to being elected to public office?


You're so close to getting it.
 
2020-10-19 12:41:18 PM  
2 votes:

HotWingConspiracy: If a bunch of Senators wish to be on record declaring that it's ok to lie to the Senate, they should be given the opportunity to state that.


Because that's been proven a formidable deterrent to being elected to public office?
 
2020-10-19 12:35:48 PM  
2 votes:

whidbey: How abortion is even tied to Christianity makes no sense whatsoever.

Where does it say in the Bible that you can't abort a fetus?


The willfully-ignorant right-wing authoritarians couldn't hold their cruel subculture together with racism anymore, and stripping women of their rights became their new rallying cry.
 
2020-10-19 12:35:36 PM  
2 votes:

It's Bensane Garrison!: As a so called "religious zealot" I'm getting a kick...


If you don't like being called a "religious zealot" then stop professing a belief in things for which no proof exists.
 
2020-10-19 12:28:58 PM  
2 votes:

HotWingConspiracy: Both she and Kavanaugh should be impeached since it can be easily established that they lied to the Senate. I don't see the Democrats having the stones for it though.


Um, because such would be guaranteed to fail, since you need 67 Senators to convict and remove?
 
2020-10-19 12:27:20 PM  
2 votes:

Geotpf: darkhorse23: UNC_Samurai: Bill Maher still thinks Democrats care about what Bill Maher thinks.

He may be a huge ass but he's right on this one.

No, no he's not.

Attacking her because she belongs to fringe variant of Catholicism will look like, to the general public, that you are attacking her because she is Catholic, period, and there are way too many Catholics (and other Christians who might take offense as well) who vote to do that.

Like it or not, the vast majority of American voters are at least nominally Christian.


Only to the people who think that hating white nationalists is hating white people, and they already support Trump.
 
2020-10-19 12:23:03 PM  
2 votes:

Jack Sabbath: Well, she did overturn a ruling of damages on a rape case where a prison guard raped a female inmate, saying that since raping the prisoner wasn't part of his guard duties, there should be no payment.  And she said calling someone the N-word in a place of business does not constitute workplace harassment.

So even without religion, she is farking nuts.


Her subculture is nuts, and a dark version of Christianity cherry-picked in their own wicked image is a big part of that.
 
2020-10-19 12:16:34 PM  
2 votes:
Sure "being nuts is relevant" but the 'fark your feelings' crowd would have a field day crying about being called nuts.

'So much for the tolerant left' and 'but mah freedumbz', etc. etc.
 
2020-10-19 3:41:14 PM  
1 vote:

red230: her more atrocious decisions like the black man that she claimed didn't have a hostile work environment even though his supervisor was calling him the N-word


It a bit more complicated than that. See Ken White of Popehat's analysis.
 
2020-10-19 3:10:20 PM  
1 vote:

Yakk: The problem with Bill Maher is that he thinks he lives in a country filled with Bill Mahers. Thank God that's not true.


I think I'd rather take my chances in a country filled with Bill Mahers than Trump supporters or fundamentalist Christians.
 
2020-10-19 2:48:02 PM  
1 vote:

whidbey: How abortion is even tied to Christianity makes no sense whatsoever.

Where does it say in the Bible that you can't abort a fetus?


Catholic priests used to perform abortions back in the day.

The Penitential of Vinnian (often attributed to Finnian of Clonard) takes an even more permissive attitude to abortion. ... If [a woman] has an abortion, she is to fast on bread and water for six months and refrain from wine and meat for two years. "But if she bears a child and her sin is manifest, (she shall do penance) for six years, as is the judgment in the case of a cleric, and in the seventh year she shall be joined to the altar, and then we say her crown can be restored and she may don a white robe and be pronounced a virgin." Presumably, this restored virginity after six years of penance for childbirth applied specifically to nuns, not laywomen.

Significantly, however, Vinnian treats religious men's sexual and reproductive sins much more severely. If a cleric has sex only once and covertly, he is to fast a full year on bread and water and two years without wine and meat; if it's habitual, three years on bread and water, three years without wine and meat, and loss of office. A cleric who begets a child and commits infanticide must fast for three years on bread and water, followed by three years without wine and meat for two-thirds of each year and one-third on bread and water as well as "exile from his own country, until a period of seven years is completed." Only after all that is he eligible to be restored to office. Vinnian concludes that section by declaring, "If, however, he has not killed the child, the sin is less, but the penance is the same." For abortion, the sin must have been significantly less, as the penance was nowhere near the same.
 
2020-10-19 1:03:17 PM  
1 vote:

jerryskid: I'm about 50/50 on Maher, but I do tend to agree with him about religion, particularly christianity.  christians are the greatest threat to America.  Just look at what their fat, orange messiah is doing in the White House.

100% of the issues facing America today is caused by christians.


Agree, he definitely nearly lost me with his anti-vaxxer crapfest.

But pointing out that 7 out of 9 justices will be Catholic if Barrett is confirmed (when only 20% of Americans are Catholics) was a depressing eye-opener.  Why are Dark Age cultists even considered for a job in America.  We're suddenly closer to theocracy than before, thanks to the Federalist Society and the GOP.  There should be a swift and strong reaction against this Handmaid's bullshiat.

It wouldn't be "packing the court" -- it would be "balancing the court."
 
2020-10-19 12:53:57 PM  
1 vote:
Court will be 7ish catholics and 2 Jewish,
20ish percent and 2 percentsih

50ish percent of our protestant nation
1ish percent Muslim 2ish percent other and 25 percent agnostic/atheist

I dont recall the vast majority of non catholics and jews being upset about the religious leanings of an of the justices before.  I really think an effort should be made to find atheist judges anyhow
 
2020-10-19 12:36:42 PM  
1 vote:

Jesterling: xalres: I'd rather not have someone who believes they're literally eating transubstantiated human flesh and blood every week having any kind of influence over my life.


I just realized that a religion which accounts for like 20% of the population makes up most of the Supreme Court, Speaker, the next president (slurp), all but one late night host, and probably a bunch of other important shiat.
Those guys are good.


And they convinced everyone it was THUH JOOOOOOOOOOS!!! trying to control everything. They're masters.
 
2020-10-19 12:35:55 PM  
1 vote:

Geotpf: HotWingConspiracy: Both she and Kavanaugh should be impeached since it can be easily established that they lied to the Senate. I don't see the Democrats having the stones for it though.

Um, because such would be guaranteed to fail, since you need 67 Senators to convict and remove?


If a bunch of Senators wish to be on record declaring that it's ok to lie to the Senate, they should be given the opportunity to state that.

I see value in impeaching frauds sitting in front of the highest levers of power in our government. It's ok if you don't.
 
2020-10-19 12:28:43 PM  
1 vote:

xalres: I'd rather not have someone who believes they're literally eating transubstantiated human flesh and blood every week having any kind of influence over my life.



I just realized that a religion which accounts for like 20% of the population makes up most of the Supreme Court, Speaker, the next president (slurp), all but one late night host, and probably a bunch of other important shiat.
Those guys are good.
 
2020-10-19 12:26:11 PM  
1 vote:

SpecialSnowFlake: Sure "being nuts is relevant" but the 'fark your feelings' crowd would have a field day crying about being called nuts.

'So much for the tolerant left' and 'but mah freedumbz', etc. etc.


Who cares?  Let them gnash their teeth and cry about unfair it all is while doing the right thing despite their lamentations.  In this case the right thing is doing whatever it takes to render ACB and those like her impotent.
 
2020-10-19 12:25:11 PM  
1 vote:
Or, hear me out here, the public is already firmly on the Democrats side that the moral case for installing her is wrong and that they believe the Democrats are right that she will legislate in ways that are harmful to them and don't want her on the bench as a policy matter.

What does objecting to her religion do to impact the matter? Does it cost her any Republican votes? Or does it merely muddle the message because that is the exact fight that Republicans want and it soothes Maher's ego because Republicans have been attacking Maher saying he secretly speaks for the REAL reason Democrats oppose her?
 
2020-10-19 12:18:19 PM  
1 vote:
I wouldn't even know where to find his show. I feel like he and Joe Rogan work in the same building and pass each other with lunchpails and desultory "Hey, Joe"s every day as they trade shifts.
 
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