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2021-02-27 9:38:49 AM  
Enjoy your MAGA Texans.
 
2021-02-27 9:43:04 AM  
Double the courts. Literally no voter will switch their vote if Democrats double the size of all federal courts and pack them. There is zero down side.
 
2021-02-27 10:07:17 AM  
The right is willing to fight dirty and die for their vision of America.

The left has to decide that their vision of America is worth fighting for.

The right fights for their ends, the left fights for the means. It's time the left starts fighting for their ends.
 
2021-02-27 11:00:25 AM  
I thought they were McConnell's judges.
 
2021-02-27 11:52:19 AM  
Ya think?

This is why the GOP must not be allowed to win another election.  If they do it may be the last.
 
2021-02-27 11:52:24 AM  
Lifetime appointments are yet another flaw in this failed constitutions.

So are term limits.

And undemocratic institutions, the Senate and EC.
 
2021-02-27 11:54:04 AM  
You mean the thing we all said was gonna happen before he got elected actually happened?

Curse of Cassandra strikes again.
 
2021-02-27 11:54:38 AM  

EnderWiggnz: Lifetime appointments are yet another flaw in this failed constitutions.

So are term limits.

And undemocratic institutions, the Senate and EC.


I disagree. We need something to offset the whims of the people.

So, ditch presidential elections and make people run for the EC.

Merge the senate with the house.
 
2021-02-27 11:56:43 AM  
Trump didn't know any judges. Those aholes came from existing lists of horrible judges the GOP keeps around so they can appoint them any time they get a shot.


But her emails.
 
2021-02-27 11:59:56 AM  
This was literally the plan and loudly stated as well. It's literally why Republicans let Trump do what he did.
 
2021-02-27 12:00:16 PM  

Surrender your boo-tah: EnderWiggnz: Lifetime appointments are yet another flaw in this failed constitutions.

So are term limits.

And undemocratic institutions, the Senate and EC.

I disagree. We need something to offset the whims of the people.

So, ditch presidential elections and make people run for the EC.

Merge the senate with the house.


No, we do not need something to "offset the whims of the people", that's undemocratic.  That's how we got here - still respecting that land votes, and the enshrinement of the 2nd estate.
 
2021-02-27 12:00:59 PM  

edmo: Enjoy your MAGA Texans.


And, you know, all of us.

But, not to advocate or suggest anything, just to mention a relevant quote from a recent president**, "there's nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is."
 
2021-02-27 12:02:06 PM  
Only if we allow them to.  Strike the fear of god into them by going after Trump and his goons and introduce the removal of his judges for his role in the January 6th Insurrection and they'll suddenly become reasonable.
 
2021-02-27 12:02:39 PM  
So, first of all, Subs, it is Trump's eviction ban he ruled unconstitutional.

Second, I've always been uncomfortable with the idea that Congress punted its responsibility to the CDC.  Where does the CDC get the authority to intervene into state eviction proceedings and block them more or less indefinitely?  I have yet to see anyone articulate how an unelected federal agency can wield that kind of sweeping power.

I'm willing to entertain the possibility that Congress can exercise its commerce authority to pass legislation that interferes in private contracts, but having an unaccountable, unappealable federal agency do it is cowardice.  Just because Congress is dysfunctional and paralyzed and we are in the middle of a crisis doesn't mean the constitution goes out the window.  Things need to be done the right way, especially when times are tough.
 
2021-02-27 12:03:05 PM  
McConnell

that is all
 
2021-02-27 12:03:32 PM  
hell, Roger Stone selected Judge Rapey McRape face for being the leak in Ken Starr's sh*tshow telling Bob Woodward that they were investigating if the Clinton's had Vince Foster killed.
 
2021-02-27 12:05:05 PM  

Mugato: I thought they were McConnell's judges.


This

Not Trump. Mitch did 99 44/100% of this.

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Double the courts. Literally no voter will switch their vote if Democrats double the size of all federal courts and pack them. There is zero down side.


This. Make new courts that really oversee nothing. Transfer the garbage to them. Eliminate the court when the garbage retires? Something like this.
 
2021-02-27 12:07:57 PM  
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2021-02-27 12:08:32 PM  

SoupGuru: The right is willing to fight dirty and die for their vision of America.

The left has to decide that their vision of America is worth fighting for.

The right fights for their ends, the left fights for the means. It's time the left starts fighting for their ends.


Or else it will be the end of the left.
 
2021-02-27 12:11:55 PM  

EnderWiggnz: Surrender your boo-tah: EnderWiggnz: Lifetime appointments are yet another flaw in this failed constitutions.

So are term limits.

And undemocratic institutions, the Senate and EC.

I disagree. We need something to offset the whims of the people.

So, ditch presidential elections and make people run for the EC.

Merge the senate with the house.

No, we do not need something to "offset the whims of the people", that's undemocratic.  That's how we got here - still respecting that land votes, and the enshrinement of the 2nd estate.


As a Californian, I will continue to argue that direct democracy is a bad idea.  Something must be done to offset it, if only because times change.  And that's before we include things like money-buys-votes and oppressed/overlooked-people-don't-get-​a-fair-voice. That said:

If we're going to elect senators directly by popular vote, the senate is no longer doing what it's supposed to be doing.  And that's *before* we get to the wildly disproportionate allocation of seats.  Either expand it dramatically and return the ratios of population:senator to what it was when designed, or disband it.  Or, you know, split some states, merge some states, and add some states.  Or both.  Similarly, the House needs to be kicked up to 1500-2000.

The EC _should_ have prevented Trump.  That was the one farking thing it was supposed to do:  Prevent an unqualified, compromised, terrible "will of the people" choice from taking office.  It didn't.  So, disband it and go straight popular vote at this point.

But we do need to do something to check the dangers of fad and capricious popular sentiment:  Maybe just an amendment making it clear that no law can last more than five years without being discarded and re-passed?  Something.

And, FFS, the biggest mistake in the Constitution was not including an 11th amendment that said, "This document is being written as a shining model of radical progressivism:  That is its Originalists intent -- For farketh's saketh, we're hanging loyalists and letting men vote for all positions! -- shred it every 30 years and re-write it in the same spirit, to be a guiding light of intellectualism, science, progressiveness, and hope to the world.  But leave this amendment as its final instruction in every new version."
 
2021-02-27 12:13:23 PM  

gilgigamesh: So, first of all, Subs, it is Trump's eviction ban he ruled unconstitutional.

Second, I've always been uncomfortable with the idea that Congress punted its responsibility to the CDC.  Where does the CDC get the authority to intervene into state eviction proceedings and block them more or less indefinitely?  I have yet to see anyone articulate how an unelected federal agency can wield that kind of sweeping power.


What the hell? Are you actually arguing with logic and reason and using actual verifiable facts in a PolTab thread?

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2021-02-27 12:14:05 PM  
A few months later, why are there so many more homeless?
 
2021-02-27 12:15:34 PM  

Mugato: I thought they were McConnell's judges.


They are but as a form of traditional shorthand they will be referred to as "Trump judges" by the media forever.
 
2021-02-27 12:15:36 PM  

gilgigamesh: Where does the CDC get the authority to intervene into state eviction proceedings and block them more or less indefinitely?


The problem with the CDC's response wasn't that it was the CDC, it was that Trump polluted / corrupted / destroyed it, as he did all other federal agencies, by installing a MAGAt POS as its head who then farked it up.

The CDC needs the power to act swiftly and apolitically to stop pandemics and other threats.  When it was politicized and crippled and obstructed and, well, Trumped, well, you get this.

523,296 dead Americans SO FAR.  And, worse, the destruction of its credibility and authority to fight future outbreaks both domestically and on the world stage.

Good times.  Thanks, MAGAts.
 
2021-02-27 12:22:45 PM  
Gotta love how this country makes it relatively easy to put terrible people into powerful positions but then makes it near impossible to remove them from such positions.
 
2021-02-27 12:35:39 PM  

FarkingChas: Mugato: I thought they were McConnell's judges.

This

Not Trump. Mitch did 99 44/100% of this.

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: Double the courts. Literally no voter will switch their vote if Democrats double the size of all federal courts and pack them. There is zero down side.

This. Make new courts that really oversee nothing. Transfer the garbage to them. Eliminate the court when the garbage retires? Something like this.


Sir! Great news! You've got a seat on the new court that judicate disputes over the do-not-remove tags on mattresses!
 
2021-02-27 12:38:59 PM  
1.7 million in rent arrears in Texas. This is a humanitarian time bomb that will further worsen the pandemic.

I don't understand  - the moratorium was valid under the previous administration, but not this one now that it's been extended?
 
2021-02-27 12:43:20 PM  
If I'm evicted and my family catches covid in a shelter and one family member dies can I sue the judge?
 
2021-02-27 12:44:33 PM  

RasIanI: 1.7 million in rent arrears in Texas. This is a humanitarian time bomb that will further worsen the pandemic.

I don't understand  - the moratorium was valid under the previous administration, but not this one now that it's been extended?


Takes a while to get heard.
 
2021-02-27 12:48:33 PM  
gilgigamesh:

Where does the CDC get the authority to intervene into state eviction proceedings and block them more or less indefinitely?

...have you just never bothered to look up what the "CDC" stands for?
 
2021-02-27 12:55:06 PM  

SoupGuru: The right is willing to fight dirty and die for their vision of America.

The left has to decide that their vision of America is worth fighting for.

The right fights for their ends, the left fights for the means. It's time the left starts fighting for their ends.


The means are the ends. If you value society, at least.
 
2021-02-27 12:58:04 PM  
Stop that shiat right there. They're not "Trump's judges."

They're "Republican judges." Trump may have installed them, but he didn't do so from a list that he, himself, composed. That list came from the GOP assholes who wanted those people installed.

Every time we say "Trump's this" and "Trump's that," it allows the GOP further distance from the shiat that they did, because Trump was their cat's-paw in all of this - Trump may have signed the paperwork, but the GOP filled out the goddamned forms.
 
2021-02-27 1:05:09 PM  

mamoru: Gotta love how this country makes it relatively easy to put terrible people into powerful positions but then makes it near impossible to remove them from such positions.


The brilliance of a constitution based on classical liberalism -- the thing will self-police, everything magical will occur, resulting in utopia and year-round Shamrock Shakes.
 
2021-02-27 1:07:02 PM  

lordjupiter: Ya think?

This is why the GOP must not be allowed to win another election.  If they do it may be the last.


Sometimes I doubt your commitment to Sparkle Unity.
 
2021-02-27 1:08:56 PM  

Surrender your boo-tah: EnderWiggnz: Lifetime appointments are yet another flaw in this failed constitutions.

So are term limits.

And undemocratic institutions, the Senate and EC.

I disagree. We need something to offset the whims of the people.

So, ditch presidential elections and make people run for the EC.

Merge the senate with the house.


Drop the President.

Have a parliament, make the parliament elect the ministers. Allow a system of minority governments, ie. a sitting government must not have the majority against it, but does need to have the majority for it. Remove the winner takes all system, allowing more than two parties.

Ie. like how modern democracies run.

If you want a symbolic head of state, make one, just make sure he's not political. Call him a king if you must.
 
2021-02-27 1:17:40 PM  
Don't f*** with Texas. You wont have to. It's going to keep f***ing itself.
 
2021-02-27 1:17:45 PM  

Ketchuponsteak: Surrender your boo-tah: EnderWiggnz: Lifetime appointments are yet another flaw in this failed constitutions.

So are term limits.

And undemocratic institutions, the Senate and EC.

I disagree. We need something to offset the whims of the people.

So, ditch presidential elections and make people run for the EC.

Merge the senate with the house.

Drop the President.

Have a parliament, make the parliament elect the ministers. Allow a system of minority governments, ie. a sitting government must not have the majority against it, but does need to have the majority for it. Remove the winner takes all system, allowing more than two parties.

Ie. like how modern democracies run.

If you want a symbolic head of state, make one, just make sure he's not political. Call him a king if you must.


I'm ok with a parliamentary approach, single house, coalition appoints prime minister.  No confidence votes cause new elections.

Needs a new constitution not based on slavery, capitalism and colonialism though.
 
2021-02-27 1:25:35 PM  
Everything keeps getting worse, and nothing seems to be done to make it get better.
 
2021-02-27 1:28:45 PM  

EnderWiggnz: Ketchuponsteak: Surrender your boo-tah: EnderWiggnz: Lifetime appointments are yet another flaw in this failed constitutions.

So are term limits.

And undemocratic institutions, the Senate and EC.

I disagree. We need something to offset the whims of the people.

So, ditch presidential elections and make people run for the EC.

Merge the senate with the house.

Drop the President.

Have a parliament, make the parliament elect the ministers. Allow a system of minority governments, ie. a sitting government must not have the majority against it, but does need to have the majority for it. Remove the winner takes all system, allowing more than two parties.

Ie. like how modern democracies run.

If you want a symbolic head of state, make one, just make sure he's not political. Call him a king if you must.

I'm ok with a parliamentary approach, single house, coalition appoints prime minister.  No confidence votes cause new elections.

Needs a new constitution not based on slavery, capitalism and colonialism though.


Slavery's the gift that just keeps on giving, isn't it? - The poison pill that lead to our eventual decline so interwoven into our structures of power and culture, there was left no peaceful means to extract it.
 
2021-02-27 1:35:41 PM  

Mugato: I thought they were McConnell's judges.


They are absolutely McConnell's judges. He wanted to make the judiciary a political branch and he succeeded.

He will always at the top of the list of America's All-Time Treasonous Assholes, and why I will forever insist that Kentucky really ought to be reduced back to territorial status for repeatedly inflicting him on America.

Let Puerto Rico take Kentucky's star. They earned it.
 
2021-02-27 1:40:07 PM  

soopey: If I'm evicted and my family catches covid in a shelter and one family member dies can I sue the judge?


No. American judges enjoy absolute immunity.
 
2021-02-27 1:41:23 PM  

RasIanI: 1.7 million in rent arrears in Texas. This is a humanitarian time bomb that will further worsen the pandemic.

I don't understand  - the moratorium was valid under the previous administration, but not this one now that it's been extended?


Because Texas.
 
2021-02-27 1:43:00 PM  

Samfucious: Slavery's the gift that just keeps on giving, isn't it? - The poison pill that lead to our eventual decline so interwoven into our structures of power and culture, there was left no peaceful means to extract it.


It's certainly a lesson in why you never compromise with fascists.
 
2021-02-27 1:50:36 PM  
I am outraged and i do not even know the reasoning for the ruling.
 
2021-02-27 1:54:47 PM  

EnderWiggnz: Ketchuponsteak: Surrender your boo-tah: EnderWiggnz: Lifetime appointments are yet another flaw in this failed constitutions.

So are term limits.

And undemocratic institutions, the Senate and EC.

I disagree. We need something to offset the whims of the people.

So, ditch presidential elections and make people run for the EC.

Merge the senate with the house.

Drop the President.

Have a parliament, make the parliament elect the ministers. Allow a system of minority governments, ie. a sitting government must not have the majority against it, but does need to have the majority for it. Remove the winner takes all system, allowing more than two parties.

Ie. like how modern democracies run.

If you want a symbolic head of state, make one, just make sure he's not political. Call him a king if you must.

I'm ok with a parliamentary approach, single house, coalition appoints prime minister.  No confidence votes cause new elections.

Needs a new constitution not based on slavery, capitalism and colonialism though.


Capitalism is awesome. I think we should keep it.

The idea that if you create something you own it and benefit from it the most has done more to advance the human condition than any other idea... Uh... Period.
 
2021-02-27 2:00:28 PM  
Those shiatty judges are just as much Mitch's and the GOP's as they are Trump's.  There's a metric assload of blame to go around.
 
2021-02-27 2:05:17 PM  

Surrender your boo-tah: EnderWiggnz: Ketchuponsteak: Surrender your boo-tah: EnderWiggnz: Lifetime appointments are yet another flaw in this failed constitutions.

So are term limits.

And undemocratic institutions, the Senate and EC.

I disagree. We need something to offset the whims of the people.

So, ditch presidential elections and make people run for the EC.

Merge the senate with the house.

Drop the President.

Have a parliament, make the parliament elect the ministers. Allow a system of minority governments, ie. a sitting government must not have the majority against it, but does need to have the majority for it. Remove the winner takes all system, allowing more than two parties.

Ie. like how modern democracies run.

If you want a symbolic head of state, make one, just make sure he's not political. Call him a king if you must.

I'm ok with a parliamentary approach, single house, coalition appoints prime minister.  No confidence votes cause new elections.

Needs a new constitution not based on slavery, capitalism and colonialism though.

Capitalism is awesome. I think we should keep it.

The idea that if you create something you own it and benefit from it the most has done more to advance the human condition than any other idea... Uh... Period.


I'd say the Scientific Method has done more, and in only a few hundred years.  There's no aspect of human life that hasn't benefitted incredibly from the Scientific Method, except perhaps religion.
 
2021-02-27 2:22:17 PM  

Murkanen: gilgigamesh:

Where does the CDC get the authority to intervene into state eviction proceedings and block them more or less indefinitely?

...have you just never bothered to look up what the "CDC" stands for?


Center for D-viction Control?
 
2021-02-27 2:22:35 PM  

edmo: Enjoy your MAGA Texans.


They can't respond since they don't have electricity there.
 
2021-02-27 2:23:04 PM  
Surrender your boo-tah:

The idea that if you create something you own it and benefit from it the most has done more to advance the human condition than any other idea... Uh... Period.

I think humanity has progressed in spit of capitalism holding it back. Fight me.
 
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