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  1. Those gathering at the Court are passing up a golden opportunity to burn it down!
    11 points
  2. She absolutely should've stepped down when Dems had the Senate and the presidency, but let's be real, the central issue is the absolute dogshit constitutional system we have where an octogenarian guessing wrong about their health for the next four years has the potential to completely shift the balance of power for the next generation
    9 points
  3. 5 points
  4. What I'm driving at is the utter insanity of a system where the ideological composition of the bloody judiciary actually matters. Nowhere else in the world is this even remotely an electoral consideration.
    5 points
  5. Talked with my mom and she's upset that Ginsburg didn't step down. There, a woman complained.
    4 points
  6. How about making them actual laws and dispensing with the silly pretense once and for all?
    4 points
  7. You can be critical of this decision regardless of her other influence
    4 points
  8. The premise that the death of a single unelected judge can rend the societal and legal fabric so thoroughly all but condemns the entire system as one not worth preserving.
    4 points
  9. Sandra Day O'Connor, John Paul Stevens, and David Souter also timed their retirement like that, in O'Connor's case when there was a Republican president, and in Stevens' and Souter's case when there was a liberal in the White House. Anyone who didn't vote has no right to complain, but I don't understand that tweet suggesting that the people complaining didn't vote in 2010, 2014, and voted third party in 2016. I did the opposite of all of that and surely can complain that she didn't step down even in 2013. Even if she lived until a potential Biden presidency, the fact of the matter
    4 points
  10. That's the absolutely fundamental root of the entire problem. As I said earlier, the notion that the ideological composition of the judiciary -- an institution that is effectively a "lifetime term of office" -- should even be an electoral consideration represents an irreparable, fatal flaw that practically renders the rest of the political system moot.
    4 points
  11. Jesus fucking Christ, we got a bunch of Private Hudsons and Lamberts in this thread. Stop fucking whining, crying, pointing fingers, and blaming. Put on your strap-ons, get out there, donate some money, and put it in their ass!
    4 points
  12. 4 points
  13. At this point "enforcing the law" is just another norm that is ignored/broken.
    3 points
  14. RBG gave me the right to not be forced into a nursing home. http://en.wikipedia.org//static/favicon/wikipedia.ico Olmstead v. L.C. - Wikipedia EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG
    3 points
  15. http://secure.actblue.com//cf/static/actblue/favicon.ico I donated to Get Mitch or Die Trying. SECURE.ACTBLUE.COM Do your part to flip the Senate by donating to the eventual Democratic nominee in 10 seats we need to flip (and one to protect). This splits the money among the Senate races that are listed in this thread as most in need. My wife and I just gave $500. Screenshot-20200919-104056 IBB.CO Image Screenshot-20200919-104056 hosted in ImgBB
    3 points
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  18. I,for one, would be thoroughly overjoyed to know that my grave would be danced upon and/or my legacy criticized. Because that would mean that my existence meant a significant something to those who are doing it while their existence would have meant absolutely nothing to me. In the end, I still won!
    3 points
  19. Also, for those of you saying, "I give up," that's exactly what they were trying to wear you down for. She's younger than many of us. And many activists you don't know the name of waited decades before they scored a huge victory, and planted the seeds along the way. In my capacity as a part-time reporter, I met one of the co-founders of the National Organization for Women. They came during another feminist wave, a movement that's been nonstop for decades and encountered plenty of defeats and setbacks. I asked her, if she could change anything at
    3 points
  20. Kennedy did it two years ago and hand picked his successor. It’s good strategy, and exactly what liberals in the legal community were encouraging her to do in 2014. But she didn’t think Obama would get a good enough justice to fill her seat, so now it’s going to be a hard right justice dismantling her legal legacy. She guessed wrong, and she won’t have to deal with the consequences of it.
    3 points
  21. I stopped drinking June 11th. I feel incredibly better physically, mentally, and emotionally.
    3 points
  22. This is what means testing, instead of universal programs funded by progressive taxation, gets you!
    3 points
  23. I'm upset, too. But I don't agree with the vitriol people are spewing. The bigger problem is with the system we have.
    2 points
  24. You had the Thurgood Marshall analogy dangling in front of you and you went with the Pope lmao.
    2 points
  25. @skillzdadirecta I played the tutorial and some of the exposition after that. If the tutorial is that wild, I'm REALLY looking forward to the rest. That was some fun shit.
    2 points
  26. Attempting to hold a Republican congressperson to their word is the most lol thing I’ve seen in awhile
    2 points
  27. "So tell me who the president could have nominated this spring that you would rather see on the court than me?"
    2 points
  28. There is still no guarantee that her seat is filled by Trump.
    2 points
  29. oh i guess need to check evga at 9am too - let’s get disappointed again!
    2 points
  30. I drink but don’t get drunk or experience a hangover. Moderation does exist. #onebeer
    2 points
  31. House Dems have immense leverage here. Who wants to bet they don't use it?
    2 points
  32. If you don't think every single one of these republicans are against going down with the ship you've got another thing coming. This is the culmination of the conservative project of the past decade+!
    2 points
  33. No. They will be $70 for PS5 and included with game pass for XSX.
    2 points
  34. It's here. Sucks it came on such an awful day. My excitement is dampened.
    2 points
  35. At this point, I simply cannot think of any single aspect of the American constitutional framework that isn't fatally compromised in some way simply because it was intended for a political entity that would never grow beyond a white, largely Protestant, male-dominated elite class.
    2 points
  36. Given the length of service for the average SCOTUS appointment, which is actually getting longer as the Federalist Society has pushed the GOP to appoint younger judges at every level of the federal judiciary, Ginsburg should have had the foresight to see that retiring when Obama was POTUS and the Dems has a senate majority was the sensible moment to step down as an 80 year old. Thats why people were asking her to do it in the op-Ed sections of major papers. There is no upside for the left side of the aisle to her serving however many years she would have left when they could have p
    2 points
  37. No, it won’t. Stop dying on this hill. It’s beneath you all.
    2 points
  38. Get in loser, we’re fighting for a better future
    2 points
  39. Nah, fuck RBG this is what happens when you put ego ahead of practicality
    2 points
  40. I’m glad I never got any student loans, I see a lot of my friends who have just accepted them as part of life because they were sold a false premise at 18. I had seen how my parents were ruined by debt and decided that I would only take as many classes as I could afford each semester when I did my bachelors. I also maxed out the transfer credits from a community college before I went to a four year school to finish. We need to fix college finance and take care of the mess we’ve allowed to be with student loan debt. It robs people of a lot of freedom in employment as there is a sens
    2 points
  41. @Jason fix the damn title. It’s Ruth Bader Ginsburg not Ruth Green Blue.
    2 points
  42. Moreso than a second Trump term,a 6-3 hard-right court will accelerate the inevitable dissolution of the American state.
    2 points
  43. I honestly don’t mind the price jump. It’s been like 15 years since the last one. So the Godfall price is fine. But yeah I was def not expecting DA to be full price. But then again I know very little about it haha
    2 points
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