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The primary reason I will not support this nomination, as I have already said, is because I cannot support the so-called "empathy standard"  upon which Judge Sotomayor was selected, and to which she herself has subscribed in her writings and rulings.

-Senator Mitch McConnell

I mean, who are these people? This has to be arguably the most competent, most experienced Supreme Court justice nominee ever. And yet.

Even if she makes a million "wise Latina" statements, so what? Her record shows a pretty moderate judge, one who isn't basing her judgments on "empathy" but the law. Furthermore, we've had, what, 104 old white dudes as Supreme Court Justices? To be honest, I would be perfectly fine if Sotomayor was a racist. She isn't, of course or if she is, she doesn't let it color her findings (as evidenced by her track record).

This just needs to stop.

In other news, my right hand is still slightly swollen after ramming it into a microwave and now my right ear is swollen after a car door slammed on my head. That hurt and I do not rec'd it at all ever.

Happy chicken picture!


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polyphonicvegan
Aug. 5th, 2009 12:34 am (UTC)
Republicans just need to...go away.

Did you deny Mina all the cookies she deserves thus FORCING her to slam a car door on your head??? Also, what do you have against microwaves? I used to be afraid of them but then Jonathan performed his CLASSIC "water molecule in a microwave" dance and I have been a fan ever since.
smeddley
Aug. 5th, 2009 01:03 am (UTC)
It's nice to see such love and acceptance, truly. Because, really, aren't all "Republicans" completely alike and they're all evil... sounds, oh, I don't know... what's the word I'm looking for...?
polyphonicvegan
Aug. 5th, 2009 01:15 am (UTC)
I was going to answer your comment with a serious response but you're probably not interested in intelligent discussion.

If I have misread your delightful sarcasm please feel free to reply with why you think I should love and accept the Republican party when my ten years in social service non-profit work clearly indicates otherwise.
smeddley
Aug. 5th, 2009 01:20 am (UTC)
I'm not saying the Republican party is perfect - I have a LOT of problems with them. Just about as many as I do with the Democrats, honestly. But I would NEVER blanket insult an entire group of people like that. What kind of response do you expect to get when you dismiss someone so rudely? Am I just supposed to smile, nod, and take it? Really?

How would you respond if I'd said (though I never would) "All Democrats just need to shut up?"

I don't think you should love and accept the Republican party. I think you should judge people individually and not hate on someone because of political affiliation. But maybe I'm asking too much.
rinalia
Aug. 5th, 2009 01:20 am (UTC)
I AM NOT FEELING THE LOVE!!!!!!

Neither is Looloo. She is hurt.

Hey, do you want to do Sep 5 for PREY MOVIE EXTRAVAGANZA?!?
rinalia
Aug. 5th, 2009 01:19 am (UTC)
I AM NOT FEELING THE LOVE!!!!!

Neither is Looloo. She is hurt.
smeddley
Aug. 5th, 2009 01:21 am (UTC)
Nor am I. I was just told, not so politely, that I am completely unwelcome here. LOVELY.
rinalia
Aug. 5th, 2009 01:27 am (UTC)
You are so welcome here, please do not feel otherwise!

L can defend herself and you can too. I just don't want to see any really harsh feelings, especially in my journal. My preference would be that everyone just let it be. :)

Some chickens *are* evil incarnate, as you full well know. I'm very glad Looloo is exempt. ;)
smeddley
Aug. 5th, 2009 01:43 am (UTC)
I should have just left it alone - after the last year I've been called every nasty name in the book, I should be used to it (no one cares if you're a far-right 'wingnut' or something that's really more libertarian, "you're all the same" if you use the nasty R word - no one even cares that the reason I'm registered that way is to vote in the primaries and try to cull the stupid before the general election, thank you very much, or that I'm a 50-50 voter, I'm evil and stupid, obviously). And I do feel bad about taking it out in your journal - it was not at all cricket of me and I apologize.
smeddley
Aug. 5th, 2009 01:22 am (UTC)
And by the way, your chicken is beautiful, and not at all evil incarnate...
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