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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:29 AM
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Roberts' personal bio is a bit thin.. He's 50 and has toddlers..
Who's his first wife?? any luck there?? and kids by a previous marriage??

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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:43 AM
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1. I thought the little kids were strange for a 50 year old man
He's Catholic? I guess the rhythm method worked really good for him.
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DemBones DemBones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:32 AM
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11. You might be surprised. There are

Catholics who have found Natural Family Planning (NFP) works very well, who've been able to have the number of children they want and no more, through knowledge of the woman's fertile days, and avoidance of intercourse on those days.

NFP requires some training in how to properly measure body temperature and chart daily temperatures over several menstrual cycles to determine when a woman ovulates. Similar or identical methods are prescribed by infertility specialists for couples trying to conceive, though they are supposed to have intercourse often during the woman's fertile period rather than avoid it.

(Avoiding intercourse for a few days doesn't mean avoiding sexual pleasure entirely, either. I read one book by a Catholic bishop that specifically suggested couples have oral sex during those periods of abstinence from intercourse. Husbands and wives are expected to have sex throughout their marriage, not just when the wife is capable of bearing children.)

More to the point, is the man even Catholic?







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elperromagico Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:58 AM
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14. Need I remind you that John Edwards is in his early fifties
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 05:58 AM by elperromagico
and has two very young children?

It's not that odd.
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goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:03 AM
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27. But he does have two older kids, right?
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MountainLaurel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:57 AM
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24. Hell, ol' Strom
Was well into his 70s when his son was born.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:58 AM
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25. That's why I wondered if he had an "old" wife & some 20-somethings
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 09:59 AM by SoCalDem
stashed in a closet somewhere :evilgrin:
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Media_Lies_Daily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:06 AM
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28. "Strange for a 50 year old man"?? Lots of men that age have young....
...children these days.

I'm 54, my daughter from my first marriage is 20 and starting her 3rd year in college in the Fall.

My son by my second marriage is 7 years old, and my daughter by my second marriage is 5 years old. They will be attending the same public school in the Fall, and I will be the one dropping them off in the morning while my wife picks them up in the afternoon.

I enjoy my daily interaction with my kids very much, and wouldn't trade the experience for anything.

And no, I'm not Catholic, and no, I'm not a Republican, and no, I'm very far politically from being a rightwinger.
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StevieM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:49 AM
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2. You don't think he was having sex before marriage, do you?
I can't imagine that any conservative would ever do that.

Steve
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:55 AM
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4. Maybe he did the "ring thing" and was celibate until he was 45
:)

or his first wife was "barren"....It's unlikely that a young catholic college grad/lawyer would remain single until his 40's..or did he just have "friends"??

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Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:56 AM
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5. Did he get married at 45?
Those kids are young.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:57 AM
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6. That's what I wonder.. His bio is sketchy for a "family values" guy
and jane Roberts is a hard name to googel..There's a very famous Jane Roberts that is about 99% of the entries on google..

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madeline_con Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 01:49 AM
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3. A few places to start...
Thank You, Mr. President
Last week, John Roberts wrote Bush a blank check.
By Emily Bazelon
Posted Tuesday, July 19, 2005, at 10:00 PM PT

http://slate.msn.com/id/2123055 /


Jurist's record often supports Bush

http://www.detnews.com/2005/politics/0507/20/A08-253901...


John G. Roberts, Jr.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_G._Roberts_Jr .




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kath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:04 AM
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7. A young trophy wife??? Where's Missus number one??
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:11 AM
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8. He was associate counsel to GHWB..why did he leave?
was this when he was appointed to the apellate court??

............

Appointment of Robert M. Kruger as Associate Counsel to the President

April 8, 1986

The President today announced the appointment of Robert M. Kruger to be Associate Counsel to the President. He will succeed John G. Roberts, Jr.

http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/archives/speeches/1986/408...
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:20 AM
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9. In 1996, he wanted Rehnquist to boot up"
Supporters of the indecency statute are outraged. ``The judges were overwhelmed by the technology,'' says Bruce A. Taylor, president of the National Law Center for Children & Families, which champions the prosecution of obscenity. Taylor thinks the Supreme Court will overturn the Philadelphia decision and that courts should define online indecency rather than ban all attempts to regulate online speech.

The Justice Dept. must decide whether to appeal by July 2. Constitutional experts say this High Court may view the Netizens' case favorably. In its past decisions, ``the First Amendment has always prevailed,'' says Washington lawyer John G. Roberts. But like the Philadelphia judges, the justices are unschooled in the cyberphenomenon. If Net advocates hope to get an ultimate win, they may want to help Justice Rehnquist & Co. start booting up.
http://66.102.7.104/search?q=cache:u21Gxf2Ho9wJ:www.bus...
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madeline_con Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 02:30 AM
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10. "Roberts entered private practice in 1986 ...
...as an associate at the Washington, D.C.-based Hogan & Hartson law firm, but left to serve under George H. W. Bush in the Department of Justice from 1989 to 1993 as Deputy Solicitor General. In this capacity, he argued 39 cases before the Supreme Court, winning 25."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_G._Roberts_Jr .


Here's a DUH-bya connection:

Roberts also issued a dissent in a decision against the Bush administration's efforts to keep secret records of Vice President Dick Cheney's energy task force. Roberts was in the minority when the court voted 5-3 to deny the Bush administration's request for a rehearing.
http://www.detnews.com/2005/politics/0507/20/A08-253901...



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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:48 AM
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12. I Heard The Brats Were Bought, erm, Adopted
Heard it on NPR's All Things Considered this afternoon.
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 05:54 AM
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13. Confirmed; Source: BBC
"Mr Roberts and his wife, Jane, a lawyer, have two adopted children - five-year-old Josie and four-year-old Jack."
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4698685.stm
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 06:04 AM
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15. Didn't Adopt US Special-Needs Kids
"Roberts and his lawyer-wife, Jane, are the parents of two young children adopted from Latin America{...}"
http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0720scotus-rober...

Apparently couldn't find kids here who needed a home. Maybe he couldn't find healthy babies here...
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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:03 AM
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16. Doesn't DELAY Run an Adoption Front? n/t
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:05 AM
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17. and blonde ones at that
Blond kids in Latin America are the "primo score".. :evilgrin:

those poor little kids :(
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spinbaby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:08 AM
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18. They seem a mite blonde for Latin American kids
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 09:08 AM by spinbaby
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Misunderestimator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:12 AM
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19. And they are wearing their Easter Sunday best...
The kids are dressed like they belong in the 50s or 60s. Does she think she's Jackie Kennedy?



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Danmel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:20 AM
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20. Leave it to Beaver -esque
I thought the same thing- does anyone really dress little boys like that anymore - in shorts with a jacket and saddle shoes? They look like they're ready for the Easter Parade is right! I wouldn't expect jeans and flip flops- but that picture is really really odd- look at that downcast look on his wife's face. I think we're going back in time folks.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:20 AM
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21. The Roberts family...chillin'
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 09:23 AM by SoCalDem
The Rexall was out of Clairol #21 (White Knight) that day, so they stayed home and watched a little TV :)




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UTUSN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:36 AM
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22. From the Aryan Side of Latin America
*******QUOTE*******

from this thread: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...



from this thread: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

"Roberts and his lawyer-wife, Jane, are the parents of two young children adopted from Latin America{...}"
http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0720scotus-rober ...

Apparently couldn't find kids here who needed a home. Maybe he couldn't find healthy babies here...

********UNQUOTE*******
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jmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:01 AM
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26. I've known a few blonds from Latin America
Sure it's not the norm but they do exist.
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 09:56 AM
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23. These kids weren't born in Latin America


If they are adopted then they are snowflake babies.

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fhqwhgads Donating Member (165 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-20-05 10:07 AM
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29. self-delete
Edited on Wed Jul-20-05 10:08 AM by fhqwhgads
sorry!
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