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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:29 AM

So which justices were missing? Scalia, Alito and Clarence?

I can see Scalia - who dances to his own castanets - and Thomas who hurries to follow him. But why Alito? Still holding a grudge for the way Obama chastised them about Citizens United? When he was sitting mumbling something like: not true, shaking his head, some couple of SOTUs ago?


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Reply So which justices were missing? Scalia, Alito and Clarence? (Original post)
question everything Feb 2013 OP
Tx4obama Feb 2013 #1
Lasher Feb 2013 #2
Tx4obama Feb 2013 #4
Tx4obama Feb 2013 #3
Tx4obama Feb 2013 #5
question everything Feb 2013 #6
former9thward Feb 2013 #12
jimmy the one Feb 2013 #7
question everything Feb 2013 #13
LiberalFighter Feb 2013 #8
Jakes Progress Feb 2013 #9
kairos12 Feb 2013 #10
dmosh42 Feb 2013 #11
BlueDemKev Feb 2013 #14
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2013 #15
hack89 Feb 2013 #16
hack89 Feb 2013 #17
question everything Feb 2013 #18
11 Bravo Feb 2013 #19
JoePhilly Feb 2013 #20
Jamaal510 Feb 2013 #21

Response to question everything (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:33 AM

1. Missing from what?

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:34 AM

2. The SOTU address.

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Response to Lasher (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:39 AM

4. Thanks. I thought that might have been it, but I wasn't sure :) n/t

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:39 AM

3. I saw Roberts, Sotomayor, Kagan, Ginsburg, Kennedy ...


and one other guy - not sure it if was Alito or Breyer. I always get those two mixed up.

Could have been more there but Scalia was definitely 'not' there.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:43 AM

5. Justices Alito, Thomas and Scalia declined to join their six other colleagues ...



Conservative justices skip State of the Union
2/12/13

The conservative wing of the U.S. Supreme Court was absent from President Obama's Tuesday State of the Union address.

Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia declined to join their six other colleagues at the prime time address to Congress.

-snip-

http://www.politico.com/politico44/2013/02/conservative-justices-skip-state-of-the-union-156834.html

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:47 AM

6. Thanks for the link

The President was invited by the Speaker to perform a duty detailed in the Constitution and these individuals who are supposed to interpret the Constitution decline. I wish someone asked them. Perhaps someone at Fox and friends..

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Response to question everything (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:14 PM

12. In the modern era attendance by the Justices has been sparse.

In the period from 1982 (there was no address in 1981) through 1999, however, on average only
56 percent of the justices attended and no more than six justices attended any of the addresses (save for
two years early in this period, 1982 and 1984). In the period from 2000 forward, on average only 32
percent of the justices attended the State of the Union Address. This includes a three-year time period
when only a single justice Stephen Breyer represented the Court at the annual address.


At Clinton's last address in 2000 no one attended.

http://roanoke.edu/Documents/SOTU%280%29.pdf

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 07:09 AM

7. SOTMA - State of the Mess Address

QE: I can see Scalia - who dances to his own castanets - and Thomas who hurries to follow him.

Why would thomas want to go, eh? just another place where I cant say anything, sheesh, I do that all day at work. Either he went to karaoke night at the hawk & dove, or stayed home watched 'long dong silver' with white bimbo wife.
(long dong the porno flick anita hill claimed he watched, during his confirmation).

But why Alito? Still holding a grudge for the way Obama chastised them about Citizens United? When he was sitting mumbling something like: not true..

That's my guess, they won't entrap me again, cheesy liberals.
I wonder if he stayed home & removed all the vowels from reince preibus name.

Personally I don't watch the SOTMA (state of the mess address) when a republican president gives one, but then I'm not a supreme wizard, faster than a speeding lobbyist, as powerful as a loco motive, able to leap rationale arguments with a single bound.

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Response to jimmy the one (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:46 PM

13. Same here. I don't watch any Republican address

and don't watch the Republican rebuttals. Catching the highlights later - Jindal bizarre talk, Rubio not ready for prime time - provides comic relief.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 07:53 AM

8. Clarence is always missing!

He probably went to a local grocery store and put his pubic hair on each can of coke.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:39 AM

9. Those three don't care about the state of the country.

They don't want to know. They don't care. The most America hating justices ever.

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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:57 PM

10. After Roberts sided with Obama...

on health care those three don't want to be seen in public with him (Roberts). Kennedy, apparently, disagrees with his three right wing brethren.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:03 PM

11. The three fucking stooges! (for corporations)

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:50 PM

14. Who cares where they were?

I wish they had jumped in the Potomac River and drowned. They're the scum of the earth.

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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 03:53 PM

15. At least we didn't have to look at Scalia

wearing his dumb 15th-century hat.

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Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:25 PM

16. Scalia has missed the last 16 SOTUs

While his colleagues got ready to go to the Capitol, Justice Antonin Scalia sat on a stage across town and held forth about why, for the 16th consecutive year, he would not be joining them for the State of the Union.



http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57569146/scalia-state-of-the-union-has-turned-into-a-childish-spectacle/

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 04:27 PM

17. Alito buried his mother on Monday

Alito's decision not to attend was no surprise, in particular because his mother, Rose, died last week at the age of 98. Her funeral took place in Hamilton, New Jersey, on Monday, according to an online obituary in a local newspaper.


http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/13/us-obama-speech-court-idUSBRE91C04020130213

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Response to hack89 (Reply #17)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 08:06 PM

18. Thank you.

Good to know that there is a reason. At 98, I hope she lived a rich life.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:16 PM

19. Clarence was at a Long Dong Silver retrospective film festival. Don't know about the other two.

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Response to question everything (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 05:41 PM

20. They were probably playing strip Boggle.

But in a totally not gay way.

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Sat Feb 16, 2013, 05:39 AM

21. Uncle Ruckus didn't show up to Obama's SOTU address?

Color me surprised.

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