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LaydeeBug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:12 PM
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John Roberts is considering stepping down...according
to radar online, and my mom, who i am on the phone with... need to dig a link i know, but what if it's true?
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LaydeeBug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:14 PM
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1. my connection is slow... hope she isn't getting snowballed...
Edited on Thu Mar-04-10 12:15 PM by LaydeeBug
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DURHAM D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:14 PM
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2. The only reason he would step down is a scandal.
It would have to be a major scandal.
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LaydeeBug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:15 PM
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5. LINK
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deurbano Donating Member (30 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 01:00 PM
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57. The blond Irish/Salvadorans?
As an adoptive (international adoption) parent, those adoption stories (TWO blond, Irish children adopted from El Salvador!) were preposterous, and, if true, had to break Irish law (if the kids were Irish citizens) and/ or US visa laws (how did they get US visas for Irish orphans born in El Salvador?) and/or Salvadoran law (how did the Salvadorans authorize the adoption of children of non-citizens?) plus, the whole process unfolded while the kids were still little babies?

My theory is that the kids are the biological offspring of Roberts, with the donor eggs from an Irish citizen (his wife has family in Ireland, so maybe one of her relatives?), but with two gestational surrogates from El Salvador. Maybe that was a way around the more restrictive (?) laws of Ireland regarding egg donation and adoption. but especially a way to hide the extreme measures they were taking in terms of assisted reproduction. (As I recall, the Roberts purport to subscribe to a very conservative form of Catholicism that prohibits such extreme measures.)
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musette_sf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 08:21 PM
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95. + 1
Edited on Thu Mar-04-10 08:23 PM by musette_sf
welcome to DU
oops, I see you've been around longer than me. Sorry for low post count assumption :-)

and I think the whole stinking deal of how the Irish kids got to El Salvador needs to be exposed. I don't think it has anything to do with surrogacy or donor eggs... I think there was an arrangement to ship the kids somewhere where adoption laws were lax at best. I wouldn't be surprised if the Opus Dei/Legion of Christ crew have a whole Underground Babyroad scheme to smuggle healthy white infants from Irish church orphanages to locations where adoptions are pretty much no questions asked as long as you grease the authorities' palms sufficiently. And I wouldn't be surprised if the Irish RCC was making some baksheesh on these deals.
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Sanity Claws Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:16 PM
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6. Could be health
he has a neurological problem, IIRC. It came to light when he fell one summer.
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laughingliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:19 PM
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11. I did not know that. But, health was one of my first thoughts on reading this. nt
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Ocracoker16 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:31 PM
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30. Roberts had seizure in summer of 2007 on vacation
It was reported that he had a seizure 14 years before that. Usually having 2 seizures results in a diagnosis of epilepsy, but Roberts and his doctors dodged questions about what his diagnosis was.
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laughingliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:54 PM
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51. Now that you mention it...I do remember that. Interesting. nt
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Ex Lurker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 03:50 PM
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84. It would have to be more than that for him to resign
Epilepsy can usually be well controlled by medication, and two seizures in 14 years doesn't sound like a severe case.
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 08:24 PM
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97. He has epilepsy but this was a hoax today n/t
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:21 PM
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14. Remember this picture?


Obviously there's nothing wrong with what I believe he's hiding, but from the GOP perspective it's the worst thing ever.
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solara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:41 PM
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47. I have a feeling you are right about his reasons for possibly stepping down, but if everything
was 'business as usual", I don't believe he would even consider leaving the bench.

I think he must have made a huge error in judgement one cold night in hell and now it lurches towards him and the light of day, inevitable and destructive.

Ted Haggard comes to mind


:patriot:

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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 01:03 PM
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58. Larry Flynt's bounty on Family Values hypocrisy comes to mind
Edited on Thu Mar-04-10 01:03 PM by havocmom
along with the shell game played with Irish law regarding adoption
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solara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 01:10 PM
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60. Yep.. unfortunately it may just be an unfounded rumor..
:patriot:
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:51 PM
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50. Hahahahaha! First thing I thought of was this photo!
:rofl:
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MissDeeds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 01:11 PM
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61. I agree with all you said
Nothing wrong with what he may be hiding, but the wing nuts would go ballistic. Interesting nonetheless.

:popcorn:
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liquid diamond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 04:07 PM
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89. What? How does that picture suggest he is gay?
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 08:37 PM
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100. the GOP might not like it, but who would be calling for his resignation b/c maybe he's gay?
:shrug: I don't get it. Washington's much more enlightened than that, even the repukes here.
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Touchdown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 01:21 PM
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67. Some people say....
That his beautiful blue eyes, are transplanted from a kidnapped Hungarian boy sold into white slavery.

I'm just repeating what I heard. O8)
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 02:21 PM
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80. He has epilepsy maybe it is getting worst.
He has had two attacks since he was sworn, THAT WE KNOW OF. He shouldn't be there in the first place with that type of disease. No telling when he would have an attack and his mental facilities short out. The man had the prestige of being Chief Justice he should RETIRE AND SPEND SOME TIME WITH HIS FAMILY. After all isn't that what good republicans do when forced out.
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JackRiddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 02:50 PM
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82. No, it would have to be a nuclear scandal. Only a major crime...
or solid evidence of extreme judicial wrongdoing, such as taking bribes in exchange for a ruling, could do. Otherwise he can be on video boozing and fucking with a half-dozen men and women, and it won't force a resignation if they're all over 18.
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conscious evolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 08:24 PM
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98. I agree
SC justices are in for life.The only thing that could force a justice out is an impeachable offense such as bribery,treason or other high crimes.

With so many politicians deciding not to run for reelection,along with this rumor,I am starting to wonder if Obama got his hands on wiretaps and other recordings/info revealing criminal acts and is using that info to force them out.
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 08:38 PM
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101. +1 well said
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DrDan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:14 PM
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3. his replacement would represent Obama's most significant legacy
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Political Heretic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:25 PM
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23. Which he will likely screw up by practicing the politics of collaboration
Leaving us with a centrist, corporate friendly economically conservative but socially "liberal" judge unwilling to do anything to change a corporatist status quo, even when it undermines the very principles of constitutional democracy.
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:31 PM
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32. sotomayor might already have a lock on that
but another justice like her would be wonderful!
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DrDan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:34 PM
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36. a Roberts replacement would put the majority back on the correct side
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 01:26 PM
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69. in terms of numbers, sure, but that doesn't undermine sotomayor's contributions to obama's legacy
she being part of the new (we hope) majority.

moreover, she'd be a strong candidate for chief justice, and obama's second nomination to the court would just be another justice. so, majority, yes, but we could be looking at a "sotomayor court" that might have the lasting impact the warren court had.

all this is speculation on speculation; we'll just have to wait and see.
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DrDan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 01:43 PM
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77. my point is that a Roberts replacement would give us back the majority
I was not implying/suggesting anything about the individual justices.

A majority in the USOC would be his most signicant legacy imo - moreso than any legislation passed.
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 01:48 PM
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78. agreed
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 08:39 PM
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102. and that is why the repukes will keep him standing there, even if he's a cadaver
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:15 PM
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4. I don't know why he would
He's young and in good health and has a good paying job for the rest of his rotten, weaselly life.

The ones who need to step down are Scalia (dementia) and Thomas (incompetence).
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LaydeeBug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:16 PM
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8. I think there were reports of yesteryear that suggested that his kids
were "bought" or something. I am just speculating...
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Sal Minella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:34 PM
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34. "Good-paying job" is relative. Thomas has complained that he doesn't like
being a Supreme Court Justice "because you can't make any money at it."

btw I agree thoroughly with "Scalia (dementia) and Thomas (incompetence)."
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:16 PM
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7. was it him or Scalia who went begging for a per diem last year?
I seem to recall watching something on Cspan and the judge (I really do think it might have been Roberts) was whining because he couldn't make any *money* as a SC judge, so could they pretty please give him a per diem to offset his sudden *poverty*.

I don't remember who it was in Congress but he was basically told (in a very nice way) *tough shit* - and no, it wasn't Bunning.
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:17 PM
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9. I read that he's unhappy with the wages he makes
It was an article posted here some time ago. I don't know if the justices ever got the pay hike he wanted. But I'm sure I read that he was griping.

I imagine he knows what big bucks he could be making.
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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:20 PM
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Certainly after that last big ruling...he HAS to know how big that
pot of gold could possibly be!
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AzDar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:23 PM
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19. This.
Spot-on...
:thumbsup:
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eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 01:14 PM
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63. Time for his reward for that?
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 08:41 PM
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103. I think you're onto something---& now he has to leave to spend time with the family
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peace frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:40 PM
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43. Clearly it's a retired judge's dream job
But Roberts is young and in his prime earning years and here he is, stuck bringing home small potatoes from his Chief Justice gig.
Sure, step down, pal! Think of all the moola you can earn elsewhere, and scram outta there.
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Ex Lurker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 03:56 PM
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85. I don't doubt what you're saying but
it's something I don't understand. Sure he's not getting mega wealthy, but he he makes a nice salary by any reasonable standard, he has lifetime job security, and it's the most prestigious position in the legal profession. As far as social status, he would be welcome at any posh country club or at any cocktail party. His kids, if he has any, could get in any college in the country, assuming they have the prerequisites. And his name will be in the history books. Sure, he'll never be a billionaire, but there are things more important than money.

I'm not saying the Roberts is a great jurist or a stellar human being, far from it. I'm just saying the guy is in a sweet position, and would be nuts to give it up for a mere paycheck.
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Art_from_Ark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 09:16 PM
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108. If he's unhappy with his wages, he can always
RESIGN!

Problem solved.
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mzteris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:17 PM
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10. no legit news source as yet
that would be hugh!! :) Maybe he can take scalia, thomas and alito with him.

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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:20 PM
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12. found the link about pay --
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laughingliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:22 PM
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16. I support him in going back to the private sector and making the big wages he deserves. nt
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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:23 PM
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18. we'll even throw his ass a party.
He's done enough damage already. :puke:
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laughingliberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:28 PM
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25. A BIG party!!! nt
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LaydeeBug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:38 PM
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41. Today is my birthday!!! Let this be true!!!!
and I would put "I'm series!!!111!!!!" there, but it really is my bday and I really do want this to be true.
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jesus_of_suburbia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 01:16 PM
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65. Happy birthday, LaydeeBug!
:party: :party: :party: :party: :party: :party: :party: :party: :party: :party: :party: :party: :party:
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 08:44 PM
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104. I second that! I really feel sorry for him, making a measly $217K/year for the rest of his life
:nopity: :sarcasm:
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951-Riverside Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 01:27 PM
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70. and people still believe government officials when they say they're quitting...
to be with family or to work in the private sector. :eyes:

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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:20 PM
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13. Don't toy with us, radaronline!
That's a cruel thing to do...


:bounce:
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PVnRT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:22 PM
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15. I'll believe it when I see it
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:23 PM
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17. Be still my heart! Please let it be so!!!!
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quiet.american Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:24 PM
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20. Let me be the first to let him know he has my full support for doing so! nt
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Soylent Brice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:25 PM
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21. don't fuck with me like that!!1
PLEASEOHPLEASEOHPLEASEOHPLEASEOHPLEASEOHPLEASEOHPLEASEOHPLEASE
let this be true.

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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:25 PM
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22. FOX News is about to go live with an annoucement.
as per twitter
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:30 PM
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29. Link? If true, whoa!
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:34 PM
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35. twitter is not reporting Fox say he is NOT stepping down.
:( you know it was too good to be true. Corporate bigwigs around the globe would implode!
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:36 PM
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38. I was about to cancel my day and celebrate.
But, really didn't think it was true. Still hoping....
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On the Road Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:41 PM
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45. That is, of Course, What Nixon Said
as well as others who ended up resigning. But we'll see. It seemed to good to just come out of the blue like this.
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:54 PM
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52. a girl can dream....
;)
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:26 PM
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24. Earlier thread in GD on this
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:29 PM
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26. Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please
Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please Oh Please
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davsand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:29 PM
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27. See ya!!!
Don't let the door hit ya!

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shotten99 Donating Member (478 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:30 PM
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28. Don't tease, but I'll pray!
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Kingofalldems Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:31 PM
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31. May I be the first---Up or down vote!!
There you go repubs.
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:33 PM
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33. If it's true I hope his replacement is someone who would push Scalia over the edge
We deserve a twofer.
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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:35 PM
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37. Update:
Update: RadarOnline.com has obtained new information that Justice Roberts will NOT resign. The justice will be staying on the bench.

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izzybeans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:36 PM
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39. A total gimmick to drive traffic there way.
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eleny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:36 PM
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40. it was fun while it lasted
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:41 PM
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46. I'd really like to know where this "information" is coming from..
and why said information was released and retracted.

I doubt radaronline will be forthcoming.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:55 PM
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53. It was pulled out of someone's butt.
Pure publicity stunt. I'd never even heard of that site before. Now, lots of people have. Let's just hope it doesn't get used as a source very often on DU.
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 01:00 PM
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56. That would be my guess too, but it's just a guess.
Shit like this can destroy a blog's credibility. I'm sure radaronline knows this.

Naming the source might save their ass.
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Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:57 PM
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54. I had never heard of RadarOnline. Now is know it's a site with no credibility.
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SharonRB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:58 PM
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55. I knew it was too good to be true.
Bummer!
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Sebastian Doyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:38 PM
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42. It would be great news if he did step down
but a damn shame it couldn't have happened before that Citizens United fuckfest. :evilfrown:
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:40 PM
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44. Publicity stunt by radaronline. Bogus story.
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solara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:43 PM
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48. bummer
:patriot:
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Contrary1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 12:44 PM
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49. No way would any of Bush's clowns step down while a Democrat is in the White House...
unless it was something beyond their control.
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 01:05 PM
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59. Retracted per huff post
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 01:13 PM
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62. So, everyone believed the orginal story and now everyone believes the retraction without question?
If Radar Online's credibility is lost based on the story, how can we trust the retraction? Who sits on Radar Online's board? Who was their original source? Did the same source issue the retraction?

Yes, I really want this to be true. :)
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eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 01:15 PM
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64. everyone believed it?
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 01:17 PM
Original message
It made significant ripples, people believed it.
Maybe "everyone" was the wrong word.
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Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 01:17 PM
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66. ...because he/she said so
:eyes:
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Gin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 01:27 PM
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71. he has the weirdest eyes.....how great it would be if he stepped down
but...I doubt it will happen
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Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 01:34 PM
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76. When I said he/she, I wasn't referring to Roberts
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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 10:46 PM
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109. Personally, I'm from Missouri, so I just point out what they are reporting
What I believe is often quite different and takes lots of evidence. ;)
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 01:22 PM
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68. someone really knows how to push DU's buttons
damn them.

}(
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951-Riverside Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 01:28 PM
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73. radaronline has lost all credibility with me then. Not going to bother reading another article...
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DefenseLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 01:30 PM
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74. Do you know it was a stunt?
Or are you just assuming it was made up? There is a difference between a bogus story and one where a source recants under pressure. I would be interested to know the origins of the story.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 03:37 PM
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83. Good luck with that, then...
I doubt it will be forthcoming.
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DefenseLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 04:36 PM
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91. I'm not suggesting it was or wasn't a publicity stunt
I'm asking if you know, or are just guessing.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 07:25 PM
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92. Educated guess.
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DefenseLawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 08:08 PM
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94. For the record my guess is the same.
I was hoping you had the scoop. It would still be interesting to know how the story germinated.
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 10:53 PM
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111. Nail. Hammer. Head.
Our only hope is Scalia's arteries or Thomas' blood pressure.
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mnhtnbb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 01:27 PM
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72. Too early for April Fool's. Bad on them.
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 01:32 PM
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75. sigh
if it's too good to be true...


:grr:
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 01:49 PM
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79. Thom mentioned it on the radio this morning. Roberts has some kind of illness
but I missed what it was because of a loud noise down the street. He asked Victoria Jones, the White House reporter, what she knew and she said it's still a rumor so she's not even reporting it until she gets something more substantial.
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upi402 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 02:25 PM
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81. If true, it would be proof beyond doubt
that there IS a higher power! And I really hope there IS a hell too, for these evil-doers. :evilgrin:
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 04:01 PM
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86. + 1
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 04:33 PM
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90. lol
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NM_hemilover Donating Member (381 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 04:04 PM
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87. I heard that too,

the lady he was on the line with, (I don't know who she was) said she heard it was on Drudge. Epilepsy I think is what they were saying, Rader dropped the story until it could be confirmed.

Dodging traffic while I was listening, but I'm pretty sure that's what he said.
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 08:49 PM
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105. another thread about a seizure in 2007 - he has epilepsy
(2007) Chief Justice Is Hospitalized After Seizure

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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RagAss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 04:06 PM
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88. More bullshit to keep our minds off of HCR
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wordpix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 09:00 PM
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106. good point but it provides a little happiness for a minute to think of his departure
unfortunately,too good to be true
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Uzybone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 07:27 PM
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93. the internet playing the "left" for fools again
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leeroysphitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 08:23 PM
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96. I heard that he plans to step down in 24 business hours. n/t
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Fire_Medic_Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 10:58 PM
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112. Just not consecutive ones.
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 08:24 PM
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99. won't happen
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Crabby Appleton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 09:11 PM
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107. See anatomy of a rumor
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-04-10 10:49 PM
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110. Even if it's a rumor, I'm enjoying that shit while it lasts!
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Kablooie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-05-10 12:01 PM
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113. Shut it. It was a law professor's fictional example and students blogged it as true.
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