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1 hour ago, Melody said:

The left making a big deal out of that was ridiculous.  But they dont have anything else to go on, so they jump on that and call her a bigot.  And the usual people who are inclined to believe that everyone who disagrees with them politically is a bigot fall right in line.

It's ok not to know that "sexual preference" has become the new "latino" or "oriental" of the last 24 hours.  She used the term and was corrected by our-very-not-gay-at-all-see-he's-dating-rosario-dawson Senator Cory Booker.  She apologized.  Now, if she goes out and keeps using the term in a malicious manner, you can question her motives.  But other than that all people are doing is their usual assumptions about people they think they disagree with.

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4 minutes ago, Buddha said:

The left making a big deal out of that was ridiculous.  But they dont have anything else to go on, so they jump on that and call her a bigot.  And the usual people who are inclined to believe that everyone who disagrees with them politically is a bigot fall right in line.

It's ok not to know that "sexual preference" has become the new "latino" or "oriental" of the last 24 hours.  She used the term and was corrected by our-very-not-gay-at-all-see-he's-dating-rosario-dawson Senator Cory Booker.  She apologized.  Now, if she goes out and keeps using the term in a malicious manner, you can question her motives.  But other than that all people are doing is their usual assumptions about people they think they disagree with.

There's plenty to go on, just not sure this was the hill to die on. Seems more of PC run amok. 

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1 minute ago, Motown Bombers said:

There's plenty to go on, just not sure this was the hill to die on. Seems more of PC run amok. 

Right.  She's got a long record of speeches that they can distort, and even decisions they don't have to do much to distort.  There are plenty of things to attack her on.  This is just the flashy way to get people on twitter angry.

And it plays into their veiled attacks on her being religious, which they didn't need to do this time because the media and the twitterverse already took care of that.

The public opinion polls on her that I saw before the hearings showed her having a majority of support among Americans (overwhelming Republican support and tepid Democrat support).  I'll be interested to see how those polls look following the hearings.

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22 minutes ago, Buddha said:

Right.  She's got a long record of speeches that they can distort, and even decisions they don't have to do much to distort.  There are plenty of things to attack her on.  This is just the flashy way to get people on twitter angry.

And it plays into their veiled attacks on her being religious, which they didn't need to do this time because the media and the twitterverse already took care of that.

The public opinion polls on her that I saw before the hearings showed her having a majority of support among Americans (overwhelming Republican support and tepid Democrat support).  I'll be interested to see how those polls look following the hearings.

One mind might have changed.  If Judge Barrett didn't hate Democrats going in, I'm sure she does now.

What a gaggle of a******s.

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When and why did Latino become bad?  How did I miss that?

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3 hours ago, chasfh said:

It's been pretty well established that sexual attraction has biological and genetic components. It's not the same as making the choice to have sex or not have sex I suppose.

It's been pretty well established that climate change is real.  

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2 hours ago, Melody said:

Sigh.  https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/supreme-court/live-blog/live-updates-amy-coney-barrett-faces-questions-supreme-court-confirmation-n1243016/ncrd1243241#blogHeader

Barrett replied, "I certainly didn't mean and would never mean to use a term that would" offend LGBTQ Americans. 

"If I did, I greatly apologize for that," she added.

If I did

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4 minutes ago, Oblong said:

When and why did Latino become bad?  How did I miss that?

These things happen so fast.  I work in one of the most liberal environments imaginable and even I am late to pick up on these things.  I am not sure what we are supposed to call them now.  I think Latino is supposedly offensive to women.  We aren't supposed to use Hispanic either.  Once I figure it out, they will change it to something else.   I am less politically correct than most people at work just because I can't keep up.  They know I would never try to be offensive though.

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5 minutes ago, tiger337 said:

These things happen so fast.  I work in one of the most liberal environments imaginable and even I am late to pick up on these things.  I am not sure what we are supposed to call them now.  I think Latino is supposedly offensive to women.  We aren't supposed to use Hispanic either.  Once I figure it out, they will change it to something else.   I am less politically correct than most people at work just because I can't keep up.  They know I would never try to be offensive though.

I think there's a movement afoot to promote "Latinx" as a catch-all gender-free term, but I don't think it's getting much traction with actual Latinos.

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6 minutes ago, chasfh said:

I think there's a movement afoot to promote "Latinx" as a catch-all gender-free term, but I don't think it's getting much traction with actual Latinos.

that's an interesting question. English is only a weakly gendered language - mostly just a few pronouns - so it's relatively easy to attempt to neuter it, but what do the language police do with a fully gendered latin based language like Spanish where practically every noun has gender?

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4 minutes ago, Gehringer_2 said:

that's an interesting question. English is only a weakly gendered language - mostly just a few pronouns - so it's relatively easy to attempt to neuter it, but what do the language police do with a fully gendered latin based language like Spanish where practically every noun has gender?

You create a new language to cancel out the misogynistic Spanish language. 

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2 minutes ago, Gehringer_2 said:

that's an interesting question. English is only a weakly gendered language - mostly just a few pronouns - so it's relatively easy to attempt to neuter it, but what do the language police do with a fully gendered latin based language like Spanish where practically every noun has gender?

I was thinking along the same lines.  

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Just now, Motown Bombers said:

You create a new language to cancel out the misogynistic Spanish language. 

You would have to also eradicate German, French, Italian, Greek,  etc.  Pretty much every language but English.

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1 hour ago, Buddha said:

Right.  She's got a long record of speeches that they can distort, and even decisions they don't have to do much to distort.  There are plenty of things to attack her on.  This is just the flashy way to get people on twitter angry.

And it plays into their veiled attacks on her being religious, which they didn't need to do this time because the media and the twitterverse already took care of that.

The public opinion polls on her that I saw before the hearings showed her having a majority of support among Americans (overwhelming Republican support and tepid Democrat support).  I'll be interested to see how those polls look following the hearings.

Instead they should be counting their blessings.  He could have easily chosen a d-bag like Ken Paxton or similar.   Instead, we have an intelligent, well qualified, respected, decent human.  I think she will be a good Justice.

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LOL counting our blessings for a justice that wants to overturn Roe, end ACA, and couldn't even answer basic questions about voter suppression. Her whole three years as an appeals judge makes her well qualified and her inability to answer what's in the First Amendment makes her intelligent. 

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15 minutes ago, Melody said:

Instead they should be counting their blessings.  He could have easily chosen a d-bag like Ken Paxton or similar.   Instead, we have an intelligent, well qualified, respected, decent human.  I think she will be a good Justice.

Yes we should be so thankful that our overlords weren't the completest piles of **** they could have been

rockin' standards you got there Melody

She couldn't even say the president can't delay an election.  I hope biden adds 45 liberals to the court then I'll post that you should count your blessings because it wasn't 46 liberals

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40 minutes ago, Motown Bombers said:

LOL counting our blessings for a justice that wants to overturn Roe, end ACA, and couldn't even answer basic questions about voter suppression. Her whole three years as an appeals judge makes her well qualified and her inability to answer what's in the First Amendment makes her intelligent. 

The very first thing I want to see happen in Congress is to expand the SC to 13 justices and load up all the Appeals Courts as well...

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Just now, 84 Lives!!! said:

The very first thing I want to see happen in Congress is to expand the SC to 13 justices and load up all the Appeals Courts as well...

My only issue with that is once McConnell gets back in control he will just expand the court. I would work on packing the senate. Ram through getting DC statehood so you can basically permanently add two Democratic senators. 

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That doesn't matter if they don't hold the White House.

And first priority is the Supreme Court.

Immediately.

DC can wait because (A) There is no immediate need and (B) the process to add a state takes time.

As soon as Congress/ Senate/ Biden signs off on adding Supremes, Biden can nominate them and get them onto the Court. Time is of the essence here with the SC. It's an IMMEDIATE issue.

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1 minute ago, 84 Lives!!! said:

That doesn't matter if they don't hold the White House.

And first priority is the Supreme Court.

Immediately.

DC can wait because (A) There is no immediate need and (B) the process to add a state takes time.

As soon as Congress/ Senate/ Biden signs off on adding Supremes, Biden can nominate them and get them onto the Court. Time is of the essence here with the SC. It's an IMMEDIATE issue.

A Republican at some point will get elected to the White House. Democrats don't go out and vote. The Republicans have a huge advantage in the senate. You have to work on that senate advantage. If the Democrats take back the senate, I'm not sure the Manchin's of the senate will sign off on expanding the Supreme Court. 

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The Supreme Court is an immediate issue. 

The attempt absolutely has to be made. And if Biden signs off (a really tall task there as he's already said no), then Manchin will be pressed, by Biden... to fall in line.

These two are not mutually exclusive. Both can be processed at the same time.

But if you don't recognize the immediacy of the Supreme Court... I can't help you there...

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1 hour ago, Melody said:

You would have to also eradicate German, French, Italian, Greek,  etc.  Pretty much every language but English.

German has a neuter gender as well, as if that wasn’t confusing enough.

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