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Fri Dec 1, 2023, 03:21 PM Dec 2023

So I was in a meeting at work when the news about O'Connor broke. [View all]

I don't want to give a way too much but, these people SHOULD KNOW who is on the Supreme Court and should have known that this justice retired 17 years ago. And then people started talking about how "there's going to be an opening" and "Biden's going to shift the court" and "this couldn't have happened at a worse time". I just kept quiet.

I was stunned. I haven't even heard her name in years. How could anyone think she was still on the Court?

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Because they are stupid? flying_wahini Dec 2023 #1
You should have noted openly that O'Connor was no longer on the court. LuvLoogie Dec 2023 #2
Proverbial palm face at the willful ignorance Ninga Dec 2023 #3
Bush replaced her with Samuel Alito, another candidate for worst SC Justice of all time. patphil Dec 2023 #4
It's very discouraging and worrisome. yardwork Dec 2023 #5
and they vote...........face palm............rescind their citizenship IA8IT Dec 2023 #6
And they reproduce. 3catwoman3 Dec 2023 #14
Well, I cannot stand on my high horse, for some reason I thought she was already dead!! Coventina Dec 2023 #7
So did I!! TSExile Dec 2023 #10
I think she retired to take care of her husband, who was in poor health. milestogo Dec 2023 #12
Yes!! Term limits!! TSExile Dec 2023 #13
Yes, I did too. n/t japple Dec 2023 #18
Maybe Alito can replace her as an ex-justice? gratuitous Dec 2023 #8
Maybe Alito can replace her an an ex-living human being jcgoldie Dec 2023 #9
Sounds like mission accomplished MSM to me. IrishAfricanAmerican Dec 2023 #11
LOLLLLL GuppyGal Dec 2023 #15
I don't know whether it's lack of interest or just addiction to Fox and other right-wing media, but the level Lonestarblue Dec 2023 #16
Frankly I think that "Americans work and don't have time to keep up with stuff" Sky Jewels Dec 2023 #21
Don't be surprised. cab67 Dec 2023 #17
I remember the night John Lennon was shot. milestogo Dec 2023 #19
People. Are. Stupid. live love laugh Dec 2023 #20
Did they figure it out later? nilram Dec 2023 #22
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