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  •  Armando (4.00)
    I have a theory. Bush and his funding sources do not give two shits about abortion, privacy, stare decisis, etc. They care about having a corporate "rights" cheerleader in the chief justice's chair. This they will now have, courtesy of our detailed atention to their smokescreens.

    To paraphrase Alfred E. Newmann: What, me paranoid?

    For every complex problem there is a simple solution that is completely wrong.

    by MarkInSanFran on Tue Sep 13, 2005 at 08:05:56 AM PDT

    •  Bingo.... (none)
      I have felt this for some time.  Roberts was supposed to replace O'Connor.  He was a rushed decision to elevate to chief justice was a forced one, due to new political realities and time constraints before the new court beginning in Oct.

      Bush will feel pressure to offer up the next one as the social conservatives ideal.  That one, we filibuster.

      "For the Mardi Gras
      Neo-con domestic shock and awe.."--Rep. Major Owens

      by Cathy on Tue Sep 13, 2005 at 08:11:02 AM PDT

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    •  good theory (none)
      I've had a similar nagging feeling for a while too. Kind of reassuring in a way, though. To know that the dobsonites are getting as played as we are.

      "I didn't dig it out, it was given to me... they gave me the name and I used it." - Novak, Newsday, 7/22/03

      by thirdparty on Tue Sep 13, 2005 at 08:14:05 AM PDT

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    •  This was the point of the last hour of AAR's (4.00)
      "Morning Sedition." Catherine Crier was the guest. The huge, fundamental shift the right is hoping for is all about the rights of the corporation over the rights of the individual, and the erosion of all regulations on corporations. The real right in this country is far more eager to eradicate worker protections, environmental protections, fair corporate taxation, consumer protections, etc., than they are to eradicate abortion. They relish the abortion red herring.

      The public wants what the public gets, but I don't get what this society wants -- Paul Weller

      by jamfan on Tue Sep 13, 2005 at 08:18:11 AM PDT

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    •  Keep In Mind (none)
      All the apparatus for news and public discourse are the private corporate property of Republicans.

      The reason we all tear our hair out arguing over which two-syllable slogan we should use to take back democracy is that the public square is totally fascist, anti-democratic. It is impossible for an opposition to communicate intelligently with the American electorate.

      And with the Court shifting corporatist-hard-right, most of us will not live to see a democratic public square in the United States.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy....--ML King, "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Tue Sep 13, 2005 at 09:17:27 AM PDT

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