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Speaking of vituperation.

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Submitted by Tinfoil Hat Boy on

Newberry Award Winner

Maybe if we rename the Supremes the Scrotuses, they'll get pulled off the shelf, too.

Has anyone asked the Dems who voted for Roberts and Alito how they feel about this week in Bushiprudence?

Alito Yays:

Byrd (D-WV)
Conrad (D-ND)
Johnson (D-SD)
Nelson (D-NE)

Roberts Yays:

Byrd (D-WV)
Carper (D-DE)
Conrad (D-ND)
Dodd (D-CT)???
Dorgan (D-ND)
Feingold (D-WI)???
Jeffords (I-VT)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kohl (D-WI)
Landrieu (D-LA)
Leahy (D-VT)???
Levin (D-MI)
Lieberman (D-CT)
Lincoln (D-AR)
Murray (D-WA)
Nelson (D-FL)
Nelson (D-NE)
Pryor (D-AR)
Rockefeller (D-WV)
Salazar (D-CO)
Wyden (D-OR)

"A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

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"It's a Republican president and Elections Have Consequences. Roberts is probably the best we can hope for from this bozo, if we turn him down he'll just send Harriet Miers up again or somebody even worse. Blah blah blah...."

And so they "show collegiality" and "keep the powder dry" and all that shit rather than vote no. As if that will assure the R forces will show the same respect when President Edwards starts sending up his nominees in '09. (snicker, snort. Not!)

sigh.

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Submitted by Tinfoil Hat Boy on

I thought thereisnospoon nailed it today:

More than anything else, it seems, the Democrats are afraid of being characterized as playing petty politics with critical issues of governance.

The whole Roberts/Alito debacle will be the gift that keeps on giving. That the Democrats still think that collegiality will gain them respect with the Republics, or that the reverse (vituperation) will earn the enmity of the electorate, is still beyond me.

"A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

Submitted by lambert on

Joe Lieberman voted Yes for cloture, then No on the votes. Now that's a Real Man... No wonder the wingers all love him.

No authoritarians were tortured in the writing of this post.

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Submitted by chicago dyke on

woody GG over at the crack den, before he got banned. he's been calling them this for years. i don't know if he meant it the same way you did, but GMTA and all that.

Submitted by lambert on

Came to me in a flash, style of thing.

My cucumbers are doing well. Maybe this year the mildew won't be so awful.

No authoritarians were tortured in the writing of this post.

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Submitted by Sarah on

WGG got banned at Eschaton??

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As in writing literal, non-metaphorical, not ha-ha, very explict calls for the assassination of, um, various public officials. After having been asked repeatedly by Management not to fucking do that any more.

So everybody got their bowels in an uproar for awhile and Tena got pissed off and also left around the same time (I think for other, more personal, reasons than just WGG's banishment but must admit I did not follow the situation all that deeply.)

There are strong indications that he's kinda sorta back, but laying very low and using another name. I frankly don't blame The Gray One a bit. Not only are there very serious legal issues to contend with (which he doesn't need) and the ...what's the word, moral?...issues of whether you want somebody talking like that on your site even if it wasn't a legal problem possibly, but it's just basic politeness.

You go into another person's house (blog) and you abide by her rules. Basic law of civilization since the Year Umph. If you find those rules intolerable for moral or other reasons of your own, you excuse yourself politely and go elsewhere.

Besides, it's tiresome and brings bad karma and is awful politics historically anyway. There is nothing that lays the halo of sanctity on even the awfullest bastard in public office like getting assassinated. If Lincoln had lived out his full second term he would have seen his public standing drop faster than Churchill's did. All the excesses of his "war president" first term --which parallel Chimpy's to an astounding degree, from suspending habeas corpus to rounding up a full year's worth of records of telegraph messages to ferret out secessionists, to turning several counties of western Missouri into literal free fire zones, evicting all civilians from their homes and farms...well, I could go on. But getting shot put paid to all that and it was never ajudicated, just swept under the "excesses will happen in wartime" rug.

But I ramble. Woody lipped off too many times and got booted. Sorta. That's all I know.

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Submitted by Sarah on

Whoa. Tena? That makes me sad. WGG can get out there sometimes, but Tena is a pretty sensible sort. Angry, yeah, but then again, who isn't if they've been paying attention since 2000?