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GREAT news!!!!!

 

Justice Anthony Kennedy announces retirement, giving Trump 2nd Supreme Court pick

U.S. President Donald Trump listens as Justice Anthony Kennedy speaks before swearing in Judge Neil Gorsuch as an Associate Supreme Court Justice in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 10, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTX34YSY

U.S. President Donald Trump listens as Justice Anthony Kennedy speaks before swearing in Judge Neil Gorsuch as an Associate Supreme Court Justice in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 10, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts - RTX34YSY

Justice Anthony Kennedy announced Wednesday that he is retiring, giving President Trump a critical opportunity to move the Supreme Court more solidly to the right in what promises to be an epic confirmation fight.

The 81-year-old senior associate justice informed the White House in a letter of his intention to step down from the high court after 30 years, effective July 31. Rumors of another vacancy have reverberated across Washington in recent months, and it comes a year after Kennedy's former law clerk Justice Neil Gorsuch, took over the seat occupied by the late Justice Antonin Scalia.

Arguably the most powerful member of the Supreme Court, Kennedy's moderate-conservative views often left him the "swing" -- or deciding -- vote in hot-button cases ranging from abortion to gay rights to political campaign spending.

A Supreme Court vacancy will likely become a key issue in a midterm congressional election year, when control of the Senate is at stake.

That body will consider Trump's latest high court nominee, requiring only a simple majority for confirmation. GOP leaders changed the rules when Gorsuch was being considered, to get rid of the 60-vote procedural filibuster threshold.

But Democrats are expected to try and transform the court opening into a broader political referendum on Trump's leadership, and the future of social issues like immigration, gun rights, and race.   

Republicans, for their part, hope Kennedy's replacement helps them in the November elections.

 

 

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/06/27/supreme-court-justice-anthony-kennedy-to-retire.html

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I think the thing that is saddest to me in all this is the people this will hurt are the ones that are celebrating.

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Troll President's Short List of SC Nominees:

 

1. Himself

2. Kim Jong-un

3. A suitcase full of unmarked bills

4. Your racist uncle suffering from dementia

5. A definitely not Russian guy, believe me

 

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9 hours ago, Arkansas Bengal said:

In the immortal words of one of the worst presidents ever, "Elections have consequences."

 

 

 

I didn't know Trump said that. But he had 3 million less votes, help from the FBI, Saudi Arabia and Russia.

 

Plus, Obama was elected twice, had a year left in his Presidency and y'all motherfuckers didn't

care about those elections and the "consequences". I swear I've never seen a dirtier bunch of

motherfuckers than "Conservatives".

 

 

Why would you want to make abortions illegal anyway?

 

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3 hours ago, BengalBacker said:

Ginsburg is 85.

 

:whistle:

 

 

Did you stop listening to Pink Floyd too? Or was it just "friends" that you abandoned?

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22 minutes ago, oldschooler said:

 

 

 

I didn't know Trump said that. But he had 3 million less votes, help from the FBI, Saudi Arabia and Russia.

 

Plus, Obama was elected twice, had a year left in his Presidency and y'all motherfuckers didn't

care about those elections and the "consequences". I swear I've never seen a dirtier bunch of

motherfuckers than "Conservatives".

 

 

Why would you want to make abortions illegal anyway?

 

There's no need for name calling.  We can certainly communicate on a higher plane than that...

 

I support a woman's right to choose...as long as it's the first 3 months.  After that, it's a baby.  Anyone condoning butchering an 8-month baby in a mother's womb is a sick bastard (i.e. Crooked Hillary).

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1 hour ago, Arkansas Bengal said:

There's no need for name calling.  We can certainly communicate on a higher plane than that...

 

I support a woman's right to choose...as long as it's the first 3 months.  After that, it's a baby.  Anyone condoning butchering an 8-month baby in a mother's womb is a sick bastard (i.e. Crooked Hillary).

This is what always gets me about Pro-Life people.

 

You are all about fighting for the life of what you call the unborn, but once they are born you fight against healthcare, fight against tuition assistance, fight against higher minimum wages, and so on and so on.

 

I mean can you really call yourself Pro-life? It seems like you are more Pro-Birth than you are Pro-Life.

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8 hours ago, oldschooler said:

 

Why would you want to make abortions illegal anyway?

 

 

 

Because marginalized kids without the money for private schools mean a continuing supply of cheap labor.   Plus you get to shame & control women's sexuality as a bonus.  Repressive moral grandstanding & exploitation for greed; it's everything they love in one place.

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10 hours ago, Arkansas Bengal said:

There's no need for name calling.  We can certainly communicate on a higher plane than that...

 

I support a woman's right to choose...as long as it's the first 3 months.  After that, it's a baby.  Anyone condoning butchering an 8-month baby in a mother's womb is a sick bastard (i.e. Crooked Hillary).

 

 

If I called a name, there's need for it.

 

You said "Great News" in the original post. Then you said "I support a woman's right to choose"

then why is it "Great News" to get a new Supreme Court Justice under Trump? 

He point blank said his Litmus Test was for Justices that will overturn Roe V Wade.

That is all he wants in a Justice. So why are you rooting against your own interest?

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It will be even better news when Bader-Ginsburg leaves...

 

It is so embarrassing watching that old bag fall asleep during the State of the Union Address.

 

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So anyone that has a differing opinion is either a Troll or a motherfucker...

 

This explains why it's so hard to have a rational conversation in America today.

 

But I will agree with Fluhartz about Arkansas--it really DOES suck here.

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34 minutes ago, Arkansas Bengal said:

 

 

But I will agree with Fluhartz about Arkansas--it really DOES suck here.

 

I hear you've got really good trout fishing in spots, plus the weather to do it almost year-round.

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19 hours ago, oldschooler said:

 

 

Did you stop listening to Pink Floyd too? Or was it just "friends" that you abandoned?

I didn't "abandon" you. You've gone full retard against anyone who doesn't suck Rachel Maddow and Joy Behar's dicks. Every post you make in here makes it clear that you fucking hate people like me. How is someone like me supposed to come in here and have anything resembling civil discussion/debate? I come in and read occasionally to see if it's changed, and of course it hasn't.

 

No common ground. No civility. No point.

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2 hours ago, BengalBacker said:

I didn't "abandon" you. You've gone full retard against anyone who doesn't suck Rachel Maddow and Joy Behar's dicks. Every post you make in here makes it clear that you fucking hate people like me. How is someone like me supposed to come in here and have anything resembling civil discussion/debate? I come in and read occasionally to see if it's changed, and of course it hasn't.

 

No common ground. No civility. No point.

 

 

 

No, you sent me a message about 18 months ago and it mostly had to do with your love for guns.

In my opinion I have grown and you have went full retard. You went from not being able to

support Trump to full support. You went from being my friend to sending me a message dismissing me.

 

YOU SENT ME A MESSAGE TELLING ME THAT YOU CAN'T STOMACH ME ANYMORE AND DON'T WANT TO ASSOCIATE WITH 

ME OR BE MY FRIEND. So who in the wide world of fuck is the "retard" that has "no civility" and made it clear they "hate"

anyone with opposing views? 

 

MY opinion made YOU think very little of ME. So can you please climb down off of your high

horse and quit acting like I'M the problem here? That'd be great.

 

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9 hours ago, Arkansas Bengal said:

It will be even better news when Bader-Ginsburg leaves...

 

It is so embarrassing watching that old bag fall asleep during the State of the Union Address.

 

image.png.ddc31c8c3b1001c56ccb36c789cfc226.png

 

 

 

I love how you ignore my points and then go on to act like because I used the word motherfucker 

that I am the reason there can't be rational conversation. 

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8 hours ago, Arkansas Bengal said:

So anyone that has a differing opinion is either a Troll or a motherfucker...

 

This explains why it's so hard to have a rational conversation in America today.

 

But I will agree with Fluhartz about Arkansas--it really DOES suck here.

Is that what you're doing? Having a rational conversation?

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2 hours ago, BengalBacker said:

I didn't "abandon" you. You've gone full retard against anyone who doesn't suck Rachel Maddow and Joy Behar's dicks. Every post you make in here makes it clear that you fucking hate people like me. How is someone like me supposed to come in here and have anything resembling civil discussion/debate? I come in and read occasionally to see if it's changed, and of course it hasn't.

 

No common ground. No civility. No point.

You voted for a Fascist and you want common ground? Common ground with Facisim? This isnt a Republican vs Democrat debate, hell it isnt even Conservative vs Liberal. This man is a Facisit.

 

You voted for someone who has no civility himself and you're asking for it?

 

Take a step back and think about that for a second.

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On 6/29/2018 at 7:07 AM, oldschooler said:

 

 

 

No, you sent me a message about 18 months ago and it mostly had to do with your love for guns.

In my opinion I have grown and you have went full retard. You went from not being able to

support Trump to full support. You went from being my friend to sending me a message dismissing me.

 

YOU SENT ME A MESSAGE TELLING ME THAT YOU CAN'T STOMACH ME ANYMORE AND DON'T WANT TO ASSOCIATE WITH 

ME OR BE MY FRIEND. So who in the wide world of fuck is the "retard" that has "no civility" and made it clear they "hate"

anyone with opposing views? 

 

MY opinion made YOU think very little of ME. So can you please climb down off of your high

horse and quit acting like I'M the problem here? That'd be great.

 

Quote the part of my message to you that had anything to do with guns. Hell I posted the whole message on here a while back. Not a single mention of guns. I'll post it again if you want.

 

I voted for Trump, I'd definitely do it again over Hillary and I don't expect to ever vote for a Democrat again as long as I live. So far the things Trump is doing are shaping up to make him, much to my surprise, the best President of my lifetime. In that context, how do you suppose I feel about all of the shit you spew in here? I never spammed the board with biased talking points from the right and sensationalized, slanted stories while demonizing the other side in the most personal, insulting ways possible. You've made that your mission in life on here. Trust me, the whole time Obama was President, I could have done the same, (still could) and showed no regard for civility, or common fucking courtesy to those with opposing views on a board that should be, or used to be about friendly debate among fellow Bengal fans.

 

You used to be one of the few in here that argued against the leftists. You and Jamie used used to have epic debates, remember? You are the one that changed, not me. I just stopped coming here and arguing about it because in your eyes, and no doubt T-Dub and most others in here, I, and people like me who are anywhere to the right of Karl Fucking Marx have to be Fascist, racist, mysoginist, homophobic, xenophobic, Nazi pieces of shit who don't give a fuck about school shootings or homeless people or have any compassion for anything. I'm too old to keep banging my head against that fucking wall for no reason.

 

Just as a reminder, I'm atheist, I don't think abortion should be illegal, I don't think weed should be illegal, I think gay people are born that way and if they want to get married I don't give a fuck. There are a lot of things I believe that put me on the opposite side of what people seem to want to lump me into, but nobody cares about that. That's fine. I do believe it is my right and my duty to protect myself and my family and for that reason I will be a member of the NRA for the rest of my life. They are one of the few organizations out there who are actually fighting for the rights of We The People. The left is doubling down on forcing people to choose sides who would rather just get along, live and let live. It looks to me like the Democrat party is committing suicide by handing the party over to their extremists. I can't imagine most people support the things they are doing lately. If I'm forced to choose a side, okay. I've chosen mine.

 

No common ground.

Let the games begin.

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On 6/29/2018 at 8:00 AM, Jamie_B said:

You voted for a Fascist and you want common ground? Common ground with Facisim? This isnt a Republican vs Democrat debate, hell it isnt even Conservative vs Liberal. This man is a Facisit.

 

You voted for someone who has no civility himself and you're asking for it?

 

Take a step back and think about that for a second.

Trump isn't a Fascist. You Globalist Socialists love to throw that term around but that doesn't make it true. You aren't a member of Antifa are you?

 

And no, I'm not looking for common ground. The left burned all of those bridges.

 

Let the games begin.

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