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Obama re: Ginsburg: "Life tenure means she gets to decide, not anybody else, when she chooses to go"

Ginsburg, 81, told Elle last month, "If I resign any time this year, (Obama) could not successfully appoint anyone I would like to see in the court."

In an article for The New Yorker's Oct. 27 issue, Jeffrey Toobin asked Obama about Ginsburg's statement.

"Well, we've got a pretty good track record," Obama said. "We've got a couple of Supreme Court Justices confirmed who I think are doing outstanding work. My sense is that the Senate necessarily has to treat the Supreme Court nomination process differently than the circuit- or district-court nomination process -- higher profile, people are paying attention."

Some of the "shenanigans" that occur during the confirmation process for lower-court judges are absent with Supreme Court nominations because of the increased media coverage of the process, he said.

"Having said that, Justice Ginsburg is doing a wonderful job. She is one of my favorite people," he added. "Life tenure means she gets to decide, not anybody else, when she chooses to go."


Ron Paul slams Rand’s ‘politically motivated’ Ebola travel ban: It has no ‘medical purpose’

In an interview with Fox News radio host John Gibson last week, Rand Paul argued that a ban on people traveling from west African “ought to be considered.”


.............Ron Paul urged people to put the situation in “perspective.”

“For a government to just ban all travel, I’m not much interested in that,” the former Republican presidential candidate told Newsmax. “You’ve got to put it in perspective. What if you wanted to save 15,000 deaths from AIDS this year. Why don’t you ban certain practices that spreads AIDS? So, we’re talking about one person that’s died (of Ebola in the U.S.])

Ron Paul, who is a medical doctor, pointed out that an estimated 3,000 to 49,000 people died every year from influenza, but no one was considering a travel ban to stop the flu from spreading.

“So right now, I would say a travel ban is politically motivated more than something done for medical purposes,” he concluded.


In large letters, you see "Mitch McConnell." Below that, a sign with even larger letters: "FOR SALE

The National Association of Realtors Congressional Fund probably didn't do Sen. Mitch McConnell any favors with their recent mailing on his behalf.

The 8.5 x 11 inch glossy mailer that hit doorsteps recently paints the Senate minority leader in an oh-not-so-good light, if you don't read the smaller letters.

In large letters, you see "Mitch McConnell."

Below that, a sign with even larger letters: "FOR SALE."


Gay Marriage LOL!


"The Power Of Love"

Hendrix Concert - Honolulu, HA 1970,
kpete & mrpete's first date

I believed in that "Love" stuff back then

mrpete & I are still together, not so sure about the rest...

but, as always,

St. Louis Police Officer calls the job of Ferguson Activist to get her fired. She gets his number &

St. Louis Police Officer calls the job of Ferguson Activist to get her fired. She gets his number and calls him back.


A Saint Louis community officer calls the employer of a local activist @stacksizshort in an attempt to intimidate and cause her to lose her job.


Your media guide to the differences between #Ferguson and #pumpkinfest

Many on Twitter noted the people clashing with the police in Keene appeared to be white.

They compared the media coverage to that of the rioting that broke out in Ferguson following the shooting death of black unarmed teenager Michael Brown.



and HERE:

....in the great state of Texas, it’s easier to buy an automatic weapon than register to vote

....in the great state of Texas, it’s easier to buy an automatic weapon than register to vote and a gun permit is considered proper ID but a University student ID, not so much. Because the 2nd Amendment trumps the 14th,15th & 19th Amendments. Always has. Always will. Simple math.

And no, not even paid investigators could find more than thirty examples of voter fraud in the entire country over the last 15 years, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t happening. You can’t see gravity either, but all your fancy liberal scientists agree that’s going on all the time, right? Same thing here. Only different.

And what responsible citizen doesn’t have a driver’s license? Do you really think people who aren’t allowed to drive should be able to vote? Have you taken a bus lately? What’s next? You going to open up elections to homeless people? You know what they’re going to vote for: free whiskey.

These series of incremental electoral fine- tunings are intended to curtail chicanery, not democracy. That the individuals most impacted are the young and the poor and the elderly, who can reliably be counted on to vote Democratic- is just a co-incidence. Besides, most of them don’t pay taxes. In this country, the patriotic thing to do is encourage the givers, not the takers. Otherwise, you’re not supporting the troops.


Pennsylvania Senate Stands Up to the NRA

The Pennsylvania Senate, possibly for the first time in its history, stood up to the NRA leadership and extreme gun-rights groups, and voted to ban pigeon shoots. The senators correctly called the ban a matter not of gun rights but of eliminating animal cruelty.

The International Olympic Committee in 1900 banned pigeon shoots because of their cruelty and never again listed it as a sport. Most hunters and the state’s Fish and Game Commission says that pigeon shoots are not “fair chase hunting.” Pennsylvania is the only state where there are active pigeon shoots.

The vote in the Senate was 36–12. Voting for the bill were 21 Democrats and 15 Republicans. Before the Senate could vote on the bill, it had to vote down two NRA-sponsored “compromise” amendments to legislate pigeon shoots and place them under the jurisdiction of the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

The bill had originated in the House, sponsored by John Maher (R-Upper St. Clair), where it had unanimous approval as a ban upon slaughtering, selling, and eating cat and dog meat. Sen. Richard Alloway (R-Chambersburg), an avid hunter, amended the bill in the Senate to include pigeon shoots, and received the backing of Sens. Stuart Greenleaf (R-Willow Grove), chair of the judiciary committee; and Dominic Pileggi (R-Glen Mills), the majority leader.


And you may ask yourself Well...How did I get here?


it is going to be a tough couple of weeks......

patience and peace,
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