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Ye gods. We're starting to sound like Alex Jones...
Glenn Reynolds: This conspiracy-theory stuff is all in good fun, but I had lunch with Scalia about 3 years ago, and I remember thinking that he looked old, overweight, and not so great. His mind was lively, but I worried that he might not make it to the end of Obama’s term and said a small (unheeded, apparently) prayer that I was wrong.
Flashback: "We Should Not Confirm Any Bush Supreme Court Nominee." Because the election. As pledged by a Dem who received campaign contributions from the Trumpster. Sounds like a nice bipartisan foundation to filibuster whomever Barry tries to feed us.
I'm watching the 60 Minutes profile of Scalia that I linked to above, which I don't think I'd seen since it aired a decade or so ago. It occurs to me: it could be considered lucky for the left - and unlucky for me and my ilk - that he got into law, and not politics. That he was a towering intellect even Obama has been forced to concede. But he also possessed a rapier wit and undeniable charisma. During one of the Ginsburg segments, Leslie Stahl conveys to Scalia the prevailing incredulity that he and Ginsburg were so close. Scalia's reply: "I attack ideas, I don't attack people. And some very good people have some very bad ideas."
I'm skeptical that he and Ginsburg ever called one another an asshole, or issued threats of bodily harm.
Anyone pining for the Bern had better get together with our resident (but failed) bully and stock up on their inventory of impotent spittle. The Bern doesn't have a prayer. Even if Shrillary didn't have the megabucks to turf him under, the fix is in. That's how he can wipe the floor with her in New Hampshire, 60.4% - 30%, and she winds up with more delegates.
Or, as put by their own ChairHag [emphasis mine], “Unpledged delegates exist really to make sure that party leaders and elected officials don’t have to be in a position where they are running against grassroots activists. We are as a Democratic Party really highlight and emphasize inclusiveness and diversity at our convention, and so we want to give every opportunity to grassroots activists and diverse, committed Democrats to be able to participate, attend, and be a delegate at the convention. And so we separate out those unpledged delegates to make sure that there isn’t competition between them.”
Has anyone ever seen Trump and Wasserman-S in the same place and the same time? They're both as rambling and incoherent. But we can rest easy, knowing the Dem establishment will never allow the smelly, unwashed grassroots to challenge their betters.
The resemblance to Donald Trump is uncanny - DT erupts with fat, stupid, ugly, loser, bleeding-from-her-whatever whenever someone says something he doesn't like; our resident (but failed) bully chimes in with his own anemic rendition. But that's what keeps people coming back to this forum, right Pat?
He's here all week folks - tip your waitress!
Any mean or unsportsmanlike remark or action, especially one directed at a defenseless or vulnerable person.
By calling an intellect into question, a nerve has clearly been struck. Panties are bunching all over. I’d suggest that the offended party get over it, but that would probably be a cheap shot.
I’m pretty sure this is the interview I’m thinking of. The shocker was the interview with Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She and Scalia were each other’s best friend on the Court. Each admired the other’s intellect, and Ginsburg especially appreciated Scalia’s sense of humor (I'll bet she'd laugh really hard at Pat's "joke").
So it’s possible to be ideological polar opposites, without calling the the other party an asshole. Or issuing threat after threat, like our resident (failed) bully.
Pat encapsulates what I like most about the lefties around here: the class. If you want to get even classier, Pat, you can go full-on RJ and graduate from punk-level profanity to multiple threats of bodily harm. That would clearly illustrate why you and your ilk are not “the reason there is so little participation in this forum.”
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